A form of NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Names that can also function as verbs (usually of the pain inducing variety). Often overlaps with NamesToRunAwayFrom/RNames.

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!Examples:

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!!Common Verbs:

[[folder:Burn]]
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[[folder: Film ]]

* Arthur Burns from ''Film/TheProposition''.

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[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]

* Frank Burns from ''Series/{{Mash}}''

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Montgomery Burns in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
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[[folder:Destroy]]
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[[folder: Film ]]

* [[TheEmpire Imperial]] [[StarWars Star]] [[CoolStarship Destroyers]]. In fact, they're this trope times two since they're usually called things like ''Avenger'', ''Executor'', ''Eviscerator'', ''Corrupter''...
* [[Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah Destoroyah]].

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The Shivans from ''{{Freespace}}''. Not only were they named after Shiva, the Hindu God of Destruction, but they were also dubbed as "The Destroyers" by the Ancients.
* The final boss of the storyline in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' is named the Destroyer. Amusingly, the mission where you fight it is named "Destroy The Destroyer".
* The overarching threat in the ''Eye of the North'' expansion in ''Videogame/GuildWars'' is a race known as the Destroyers. Their boss is, fittingly, known as The Great Destroyer.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* The [[Franchise/StarWars Star Destroyers]] most likely draw their name from Destroyers, a type of warship which in modern navies is smaller than a Cruiser and bigger than a Frigate. Originally, the name referred to their role as Torpedo Boat Destroyers, with the ships being designed to screen battleships and cruisers from [[GlassCannon swarms of torpedo boats]]. As naval warfare evolved, so did the Destroyers, with their roles gradually shifting to focus on anti-submarine[[note]]Submarines are essentially torpedo boats that hide under the water[[/note]] or AntiAir[[note]]Anti-shipping aircraft essentially filled the same niche as torpedo boats, only much faster and in the air[[/note]]. Modern destroyers, armed with dozens of guided missiles giving them a reach and punch equal to any other warship on the battlefield, are essentially modern day Battleships, being distinguished from modern cruisers only in tonnage rather than role.
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[[folder:Dominate]]
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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* A DCComics alien race were also called the Dominators. Naturally, they tried to conquer the Earth.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* The AlwaysChaoticEvil {{psychic|Powers}} SpaceJews in ''Literature/TheIronDream'' were called Dominators.
* [[SorcerousOverlord The Dominator]], real name unknown, the ultimate villain of the initial ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' trilogy.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' had an actual race calling themselves "The Dominators". (They come with [[strike: dwarves in suits]] CreepyMonotone killer robots, of course.)
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[[folder:Fuck]]
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[[folder: Literature ]]

* The GCU ''Grey Area'' - AKA Meatfucker - from [[Creator/IainBanks Iain M. Banks]]'s Literature/TheCulture. A sentient spaceship that kills aging despots by making them die repeatedly while they sleep. He also reads your mind, and contains a museum of torture. He doesn't get many visitors...

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[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]

* It's only a nickname, but by God does Cal Richards from ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' live up to it.
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[[folder:Hack]]
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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* Cassie Hack, the slasher hunter from the series ''HackSlash''.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* Hackman is TheDragon in ''Film/{{Gamer}}'', a huge, sadistic prisoner who is only on the bad guys' side [[PsychoForHire so he can personally kill as many people as he can]].

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Hacker from ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}''.
* One half of Megabyte's QuirkyMiniBossSquad on ''ReBoot'', averts this trope since both of them are all but harmless.
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[[folder:Kill]]
By itself is actually kind of silly, so expect variations.

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* [[{{Zambot 3}} Killer the Butcher]]
* [[OnePiece "Massacre Soldier" Killer]].
* Killer Bee from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''- not a bad guy, but certainly not someone you want to mess with.
* [[JapaneseRanguage Kira]] in ''Manga/DeathNote''.
* Colonel Killing of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket''.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* Killgrave (a ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' villain unfortunately known as The Purple Man. Shoulda just stuck with his real name...).
* A ComicBook/BlackPanther villain named Erik Killmonger.
* [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Arkillo]] of the [[Characters/GLSinestroCorps Sinestro Corps]]

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[[folder: Fan Works ]]

* Commander Killemall from Fanfic/TwilightSparklesAwesomeAdventure.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* Mr. Kil, a ''Film/JamesBond'' villain from ''Film/DieAnotherDay''
** There's also a corrupt cop Killifer in ''Film/LicenceToKill''.
* Damon Killian, the Evil Executive/Smarmy Game Show Host of the Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger flick ''Film/TheRunningMan''. Played by none other than Richard Dawson.
* Col. Kil''gore'' from ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', a man who just can't get enough of the smell of napalm in the morning.
* Parodied in ''CarryOn Doctor'' in which Doctor Killmore finds his name tends to unsettle patients.

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[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]

* Outlaw Rud Killgore in an episode of ''WalkerTexasRanger''
* Bobby Sixkiller from ''Series/{{Renegade}}''

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[[folder: Professional Wrestling ]]

* Ron '''Killings''' of {{TNA}}.
** Now known as R-Truth in the Wrestling/{{WWE}}. Another one who should have stuck with his real name.

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* The pirates of [[IronKingdoms WarMachine's]] Mercenary faction has Doc Killingsworth. The mere threat of treatment is enough to make the wounded get up and back into the fight.
* AxCrazy troll gang member Shoot-to-Kill from ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', most notable for winning her boyfriend back by leaving him a love letter, alongside the head of her love rival, [[StuffedIntoTheFridge in the fridge]].

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Killian. It's the name of a [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Clint Eastwood lookalike]] BadAss sheriff in the original. Also appears in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}}''.
* Dr. Killjoy from ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Suffering_%28video_game%29 The Suffering]].''
* Then there's ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' villain Shelly de Killer. Who is a contract killer.
* Killer from ''[[ShadowHearts Shadow Hearts: From the New World]]''. Who is a serial killer.
* The Kill Master of ''BrutalLegend'' (voiced by Lemmy Kilmister of Music/{{Motorhead}}) named himself that so people would leave him alone. [[NonindicativeName He's the team healer.]]
* Killer Man from the sixth game of the ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' series. [[{{Bowdlerise}} His name was changed to Erase Man in the US version.]]
* You probably will not survive a dogfight with [[VideoGame/WingCommander Kur Human-Killer]].

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* Killum from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Duff Killigan of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.
* [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers "Hello, I am Doctor Henry Killinger, unt zis is my magic murder bag."]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/MAD'' , one of the sketches focuses on a lawyer who successfully convinced a jury that "Rob Killmurder" was an innocent man and he goes free but not before punching the lawyer in the face and running away, laughing crazily all the while.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' ''Killgore'' really wants to live up to his name by being an effective villan. It screans SorryBilly,ButYouJustDon'tHaveLegs although he'd got them, he small and his arms are extremely short.
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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Perhaps not a direct example, but there's a lot of people who would rather avoid [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oavMtUWDBTM Eduard Khil]] if they could help it.
* [[http://aussiecriminals.com.au/2012/08/13/anthony-perish-aka-badness/ Anthony Perish]].
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[[folder:Murder]]
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[[folder: Film ]]

* Voodoo priest Murder Legendre in ''Film/WhiteZombie''.

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=373665 Tymaret, the Murder King]] from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' is a creature with two activated abilities that require you to sacrifice another creature, and he's black and red, the two colors most likely to be ChaoticEvil.

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[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* In ''CheckerboardNightmare'', Chex tries to write a comicbook with a CardCarryingVillain named Dr. Murder.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Rapper Corey Miller, better known by his stage name, C-Murder. He is currently serving a life term for guess what.
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[[folder:Pierce]]
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* [[Characters/{{X-MenVillains}} Donald Pierce]], member of [[StandardEvilOrganizationSquad the Hellfire Club]], [[{{Cyborg}} the Reavers]], ''and'' [[KnightTemplar the Purifiers]].
* In the ''[[ECComics Tales from the Crypt]]'' story "Clots My Line," a game show panel is asked to guess the profession of a contestant named "Pierce Draynor." [[spoiler: Subverted, as the contestant is ActuallyNotAVampire; rather, the host is having fun with the panel and the audience, who ''are''.]]

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* Aaron Pierce in ''Series/TwentyFour'', although he is a good guy with a heart of gold, he is still a complete and utter {{Badass}}.
* [[TheMenInBlack Alien-hunting unit]] head Daniel Pierce of ''{{Roswell}}''.
* Pierce in ''Series/{{Community}}'' is a complete JerkAss.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Actually a relatively common name in real life.
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[[folder:Rampage]]
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[[folder: Fan Fiction ]]

* [[ImplacableMan Rampage]] from ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaProjectHorizons''.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* [[OmnicidalManiac Ram]][[ImplacableMan page]] from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. He even [[LampshadeHanging notes it]] "A little obvious, but it gets to the point."
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[[folder:Ravage]]
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[[folder: Toys ]]

* Ravage in ''{{Transformers}}'', though he was rarely a threat to other Transformers, was not someone humans wanted to deal with.
** Semi-example: [[{{Transformers}} Bonecrusher]]
** Devastator. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin He devastates things.]]
*** Or any use of the name, really. The Harkonnen Devastator from the ''{{Dune}}'' games is the biggest, baddest tank around. In VideoGame/DukeNukem3D, Devastator is the local BFG. In WorldWarII, the Douglass Devastator was a torpedo bomber used by the Americans early in the war, before it was replaced by the Grumman Avenger.
** Decepticons in general. You'd at least figure the world would realize you can't ''trust'' one. It's not 'til 25 years after their debut when, in ''TransformersAnimated,'' someone actually brings up the name thing. (Jazz: "Deceived by a Decepticon. Who knew?")
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[[folder:Rip]]
See also [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/NotoriousKillers Names To Run Away From: Notorious Killers]] for characters named after the most famous example of this one, JackTheRipper.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* [[GeneralRipper Jack D. Ripper]] from ''Film/DoctorStrangelove''.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Ripred from ''TheUnderlandChronicles''.

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* [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Giles]] used to go by "Ripper".
* ''Series/BabylonFive'' had a one-shot character named Sebastian, who was revealed to be a cryogenically preserved ([[TheAtoner and quite repentant]]} [[spoiler: Jack The Ripper.]]

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[[folder: Music ]]

* Rivfader, King of Trolls in many of {{Finntroll}}'s songs. His name means "Rip-father" in Swedish.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Rip Torn.
* JackTheRipper.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* [[AxCrazy Ripper Roo]] from ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot''.
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[[folder:Slash]]
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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* The mutant snapping turtle bad guy from ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' fame.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* One of Magus' minions in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''
* Also the name of the caveman from the ''EternalChampions'' games.
* ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'' gives us Slash Man, who if you don't know what you're doing, can be a [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard pain]] [[ThatOneBoss in]] [[OhCrap the]] [[RageQuit arse]].


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* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has Jack Slash, the BigBad of the Slaughterhouse Nine arcs.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* The other half of the QuirkyMinibossSquad in ''ReBoot''.
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[[folder:Slaughter]]
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* A ''LawAndOrder'' episode features Jonas Slaughter, played by [[Film/AClockworkOrange Malcolm]] [[VideoGame/{{Fallout3}} McDowell]].
* Detective Slaughter on ''Series/{{Castle}}'' is a CowboyCop whose nickname is "the Widowmaker". He earned it based on his partners' life expectancy. Not that gangsters fare much better with him around...

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* Professional Wrestler and ''GIJoe'' character Sergeant Slaughter.

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' gives us [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=378523 Mogis, God of Slaughter]], who is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: the resident GodOfEvil in Theros. His [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=378536 temple]] is even called the Temple of Malice.

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* In Larry Gelbart's ''Mastergate: A Play on Words'', the devious mastermind behind the whole scandal is the late CIA director, Wiley Slaughter.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Karin Slaughter. She writes thrillers.
* [[http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=32793 A.J. Slaughter]], Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.
* Tod Slaughter, known for his roles in film adaptations of Victorian horror melodramas and is particularly known for his portrayal of the original ''SweeneyTodd'' from the penny-dreadful "The String of Pearls".
* Former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Webster Slaughter.
* Baseball Hall of Famer Enos Slaughter, particularly if you were a pitcher in the 1940s.
* Alvin Slaughter. Gospel musician.
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[[folder:Stab]]
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* The Stabbington brothers from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' are probably a parody, although they are rather scary.

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* "Stabby Joe" from ''{{Friends}}''. Phoebe warned Ross not to walk down a certain alley to avoid meeting this character.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Parodied on ''TheSimpsons'' where Marge is watching a film about a convict named Johnny Stabbo and his mother, Ma Stabbo.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Lois' cellmate "Stabby".
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!!Other Verbs:

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Annex Zaboom from ''NinjaSenshiTobikage''. [[ObviouslyEvil As if his appearance wasn't a big enough hint...]]
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[[folder:Comicbooks]]
* [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Doctor]] Shocc, [[ThoseWackyNazis Former-Nazi]] MadScientist from ''ComicBook/MarshalLaw''.
* Superhero {{Blastoman}} and his sidekick, Explodo.
* [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles The Shredder]].
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[[folder:Film]]
* [[StarWars Darth Maul.]]
* Charlie Rotter from the ''Super Psycho Sweet 16'' series.
* The gigantic brawler from 2009's ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', Dredger (in addition to its other meanings, "dredge" means "to drag").
* The pseudonym "Agent Lynch" in 2010's ''Film/TheATeam''.
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[[folder: Literature]]
* TheBully in ''{{Literature/Dinoverse}}'' is named J.D. Harms. There's a little more going on than it seems, but it takes a lot to bring it to the surface.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Uncle Fester]]. "It means, to rot!"
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Though not truly a verb, Rapine Storm of ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech'' still qualifies as something to run away from. Pity that doing so will probably mean you run into something worse, given the setting.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* ''PunchAndJudy''
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[[folder:Videogames]]
* The aptly-named squad of [[ThatOneBoss superbosses]] from ''[[VideoGame/ArmoredCore Armored Core: Last Raven]]'': the Pulverizers.
* You should probably run very fast from a weapon the military designates an [[{{R-Type}} "Annihilation Platform"]]. Especially when the individual unit's name has a 'mor' in it, being "Moritz-G."
* [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Bang Shishigami]]. [[ThemeMusicPowerUp "BANG BANG BANG BANG!!!!"]]
* TheManTheyCouldntHang Mr. Lynch in ''RedDeadRevolver''.
* DemonsSouls gives us a sword-slinging boss known as the Penetrator. Let that sink in for a moment.
* Choke from ''VideoGame/GhoulsVsHumans''.
* Baal Abaddon from ''VideoGame/{{Impire}}'' is summonned by a demonologist who decides that Death Slayer is a better example of a name to run away from. In case you hadn't already realised he's got issues.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''{{Goblins}}'' spin-off ''Tempts Fate'' has a minor villain called Suffer.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown's'' Chase Young. {{Meaningful|Name}} in that he traded his soul for eternal youth.
* ''TheFairlyOddparents'': Jorgen von Strangle, Crusher [=McPersoncrusher=], and Princess Mandie (pronounced Man-Die, if you didn't get it).
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Louis the Pious had three sons, Pepin II, Charles the Bald, and Lothair. Guess which one tried to take over the Holy Roman Empire...
* Apparently, a man in Britain named Rob Banks was accused of bank robbery. The court subsequently granted him the right to be tried under a pseudonym on the grounds that his name might, in fact, influence the jury.
* One of the infamous nicknames given to Vlad Dracula: "Vlad III The [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice Impaler]]."
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