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Awesome Mc Coolname: Comic Books
  • Dizzy Cordova of One Hundred Bullets, with her true first name being Isabel. Also most of the rest of the Minutemen, with Meaningful Names or Punny Names like Jack Daw, Victor Ray, Cole Burns, and Lono, named after a Hawaiian god.
  • Fall Out Toy Works has a character who changes her name to Gravity Welles.
  • Tintin.
    • Tintin means something along the lines of "nothing at all." It's apparently his last name.
      • "Tintin" sounds like a lot of French nicknames which take a syllable from a name and reduplicate it, such as Fifi (for Sophie, Yvonne, Josephine), Popaul (Paul) (Bébel (Jean-Paul Belmondo) once played the titular hero of the film Dr. Popaul), Didi and Gogo (Vladimir and Estragon). Tintin could be derived from Célestin, Constatin or Martin, good Catholic names for the hero of a series created for a Catholic newspaper. The first serial hero Hergé created was the boy-scout Totor.
    • In French: Professeur Tournesol (Sunflower) translated as Calculus in English. Capitaine Haddock (like the fish), Bianca Castafiore, which in Italian means White Chasteflower, in Secret de la Licorne (The Secret of the Unicorn) the Loiseau brothers (Meaning Thebird brothers (just "Bird brothers" in the translation). Lampshaded when they are identified by a man they shot pointing at birds). In Vol 714 pour Sydney (Flight 714) Laszlo Carreidas translates as Laszlo Four Aces (as in a poker game). Also in Flight 714, first appearing in Coke en Stock (The Red Sea Sharks), is the pilot Szut. "Zut" is a very mild French expletive. Lampshaded when Captain Haddock thinks the man is cursing when asked his name. There are quite a few more, making Hergé a master of this trope.
  • In Hopeless Savages, the main character is called Skank Zero Hopeless-Savage. Her siblings' names are Rat Bastard, Arsenal Fierce and Twitch Strummer, all Hopeless-Savages. The reason being that their parents are punk musicians Dirk Hopeless (formerly his stage name, later legally changed) and Nikki Savage (her birth name).
  • Dr McLargehuge in Empowered, a Mystery Science Theater 3000 Shout-Out. He also makes a brief appearance in City of Villains.
  • Weasel, best friend of Deadpool, just happens to be named Jack Hammer. Not that he lives up to the name.
  • Likely the best super-villain name ever, Wonder Woman's foe Dr. Psycho. (According to the character's original origin, his family immigrated to America, where a barely-literate immigration clerk misspelled their last name at processing, changing it to "Psycho".)
  • Victor von Doom along with Count Otto von Doom.
  • Lex Luthor is a fairly badass name as well. 'Lex' is Latin for law, and 'luthor' is a Middle English word meaning evil. So his name means 'evil law'. Lionel Luthor. Like Father, Like Son.
  • Mister Mxyzptlk. (Which is properly pronounced "Mix-Yes-Spit-Lick", as Mxy himself explains in his first DCAU appearance.)
  • Marshal Law may not be his real name, but it is the baddest name alive.
  • Astra Furst, first child of Astro City. When she runs away and tries to fit in with normal children she picks the name Astrid, which shouldn't really make things better.
  • Zatanna Zatara of the DC Comics magic brigade.
  • Nick Fury
  • Casanova: Casanova Quinn
  • Detectives Walker and Pilgrim of Powers.
  • Preacher: Jesse Custer, by God.
  • Also in that vein, John Constantine from Hellblazer. Although the character himself may actually have been partly responsible for making his name take on such mythical proportions.
  • Hellboy's Christian name is Hellboy, although the name given to him before his birth is Ahnung Un Rama. Abe Sapien also qualifies.
  • Atomic Robo interviews an Action Scientist candidate named Rex Cannon. There's also "Baron Heinrich von Helsingard" and Vanadis Valkyrie. As it happens, Doctor Atomic Robo Tesla isn't half-bad either.
  • In Polly and the Pirates, one of Polly's friends (who hails from Fake Netherlands) has the amazingly awesome name Anastasia "Stasia" Van Vervendander.
  • Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Peanuts: Joe Cool, anyone? Lampshaded in this comic. Well... sort of, anyway.
  • New Gods: Mister Miracle, also known as... Scott Free. Justified in that Granny Goodness named him that deliberately to mock him, growing up as a prisoner in her nightmarish "orphanage."
  • Jonah Hex
  • Green Arrow's real name is Oliver Queen. A swashbuckler's name if there ever was one.
  • The most famous Green Lantern is a test pilot named Hal Jordan - that name screams "badass test pilot," and just sounds chill, bro.
  • Etrigan: Jason Blood
  • Scott Pilgrim: Knives Chau. "Who names their kids Knives?!" Most of the Scott Pilgrim characters also qualify, including Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Gideon Gordon Graves, and Envy Adams, though that's not her real first name (it's derived from Natalie V).
  • The writers of comics, considering that Marv Wolfman exists.
  • Transmetropolitan: Spider Jerusalem.
  • In Echo, one of the main characters is Ivy Raven, secret agent extraordinaire.
  • The X-Men universe is full of them. Let's start with Noriko Ashida, Alison Blaire, Raven Darkholme, Cessily Kincaid, Remy LeBeau, Jubilation Lee, Cain Marko, John Proudstar, Katherine Pryde, Quentin Quire, Julio Esteban Richter, and Monet Yvette Clarisse Maria Therese St. Croix.
  • Slade Deathstroke the Terminator. Deathstroke. His actual name is Slade Wilson. Deathstroke the Terminator is his nom de guerre. In Teen Titans, he just went by "Slade".
  • Power Man was born Carl Lucas, but promptly changed his name to Luke Cage. These days he goes by Luke Cage because frankly that's just as bad-ass as "Power Man." (Nicolas Coppola agreed that "Cage" was way better.)
  • Pick a male Wolfrider from ElfQuest; two out of three have names like Bearclaw, Strongbow, One Eye, Mantricker, Redlance, and so on.
  • Hägar the Horrible isn't all too horrible, but his name sure is cool.
  • King City: Max's full name is Maximum Absolute. Appropriately for such a manly name, he was a dual-chainsword-wielding xombie slayer in his previous career.
  • Two Thousand AD has plenty of examples:
    • Joseph Dredd. Justified in-universe: Dredd is a clone of Fargo, the founder of the Judges, and the name was specifically chosen to inspire... well, dread. Other examples include Sidney D'Eath AKA Judge Death, Judge Kraken Jack Point.
      • Lampshaded with the latter: "What's the point?" "Comes right after the Jack."
    • Johnny Alpha and Wulf Sternhammer.
    • All the ABC Warriors: Hammerstein, Joe Pineapples, Happy Shrapnel, Deadlock...
    • Halo Jones.
    • Sláine
  • There's plenty of cool names in the Marvel Universe like The Avengers, or S.H.I.E.L.D..
  • Cyrus Gold
  • Blackagar Boltagon
  • Harleen Quinzel
  • The DCU gives us Amanda Waller, a top-level government agent known as "The Wall" for both her sizable stature and her unyielding will.
  • Vall Armorr: Karate Kid of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  • Valentina Vostok
  • Tora Olafsdotter
  • Aiko Miyazaki

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