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Awesome Mc Coolname: Video Games
  • No More Heroes and its sequel give us Travis Touchdown, Henry Cooldown, Dr. Letz Shake, Harvey Moisewich Volodarski, Thunder Ryu, Bishop Shidux, Count Townshend, Margaret Moonlight, and Alice Twilight. And this isn't even counting code names such as Shinobu, Million Gunman, Destroyman, Dark Star, Dr. Peace, Speed Buster...the list goes on. It also brings us Santa Destroy, the city where the events of the game take place. It also includes locations with names like Burger Suplex and Body Slam Beach.
  • Garcia Fucking Hotspur, from Shadows Of The Damned. It's left ambiguous as to whether "Fucking" is his actual middle name.
  • Killer7 has people named Trevor Pearlharbor, Kess Bloodysunday, Love Wilcox, Dimitri Nightmare, and Linda Vermillion.
  • The eponymous Duke Nukem.
  • Darksiders gives us the four horsemen, whose names have apparently always been War, Strife, Fury, and Death.
  • Amaterasu's title of Ōkami depending on how you spell it in Japanese can either mean "Great God" or "Wolf". This pun is actually carried into gameplay when people who believe in you can see your celestial markings, and people who don't believe in you just see a white wolf.
  • Monkey Island
    • Guybrush Threepwood, lampshaded in the first game, when his name is ridiculed by a pirate called Mancomb Seepgood.
    • The third game gave us Slappy Cromwell, who was told that his given name didn't have "star quality."
      Guybrush: What was your given name?
      Slappy: Rex Fortune, Adventure Seeker.
  • Valkenhayn R. Hellsing. BlazBlue has plenty of awesome names, like Bang Shishigami, but the probably-werewolf Battle Butler really takes the cake.
    • What, that's really it? No love for the likes of Iron Tager, Ragna the Bloodedge, Noel Vermillion, Celica A. Mercury or Jubei?
  • Vagrant Story is home to Ashley Riot, Sydney Losstarot and Romeo Guildenstern.
  • The Legend of Zelda
    • Actually subverted by The Hero: no matter how Bad Ass he is, you have to admit that "Link" isn't exactly an awe-inspiring name. Is that why Nintendo keeps allowing players to change Link's name?
    • Ganondorf, on the other hand... It's Ganondorf Dragmire. Not that his full name gets brought up more than once or twice in the whole series....
    • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker gives us King Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule, the Nintendo gallery Lampshades this.
    • There's also Talon, the guy who runs Lon Lon Ranch, and a long list of characters ranging from critical-to-the-plot major to barely-rate-a-name minor who have Awesome McCoolnames that aren't real-world words, like Nabooru and Impaz.
  • Flint Paper from Sam & Max: Freelance Police.
  • Impossible Creatures gives us Rex Chance. Science tells us that this is the manliest name possible.
  • Tekken
    • Marshall Law (a play on "Martial Law"). Admittedly, this isn't an obvious one. His buddy is Paul Phoenix, which sounds like something out of a 70s airport novel. Ditto for Bryan Fury.
    • Craig Marduk also qualifies — it's not a wise idea to pick a fight with a guy named after a god, of all things. If at all possible, Craig Marduk looks even more intimidating than his name sounds. His appearance is based on Nathan Jones who, during his time in prison, earned the nickname "The Colossus of Boggo Road." During a prison riot, he managed to rip his cell door off of the hinges.
  • Pretty much every character in Ace Attorney has an incredibly badass name! Phoenix Wright himself may have had debatably the most awesome name of all in the Ace Attorney series—and that's saying something with people named Maya Fey and Miles Edgeworth and Franziska von Karma in the same zip code—until Apollo Justice came along, and with him people with names such as Shadi Enigmar, and Kristoph and Klavier Gavin.
    • Also the famed rivals Juan Corrida (Corrida is a bullfighting term) and Matt Engarde (Engarde is a fencing term).
    • Max Galactica (although his real name is Billy-Bob Johns), Magnifi and his daughter, Thalassa Gramarye and Tyrell Badd.
    • WIIILL POOOWERS, HE'S THE MAN WHOSE NAME YOU'D LOVE TO TOOOOOOOOOOOOUCH
    • This game is full of Meaningful Name, most of them are puns while others are great but all of them work perfectly.
    • This game makes you wonder if the parents could see the future when naming their children. I mean, a tanned and angry guy with a tiger themed suit named Furio Tigre? An assassin named Joe Darke? A detective named Tyrell Badd? Redd White and April May are okay but Bruto Cadaverini is way too perfect for his job.
    • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies brings Athena Cykes, Simon Blackquill and Bobby Fulbright.
  • The flagship character of the Purple Moon games is named "Rockett Movado". This has an in-game explanation in that her parents were hippies (her siblings are named Jasper and Juno Artemis). The only other "odd" name belongs to Token Minority Arrow (and that's a nickname).
  • The various codenames in Metal Gear Solid, to the point that some normal names are excluded. ]] Also, Shadow Moses Island, FOXHOUND, the two-man NGO Philanthropy, Wisemen's Comittee, the Nomad, The Patriots, Outer Heaven, and the titular Metal Gears such as REX, RAY and the Shagohod.
  • Captain Falcon, along with most other characters from F-Zero.
    • Until you realize his full name is actually Douglas Jay Falcon.
    • This still fits the trope considering that his name is Captain D.J. Falcon. It's like the ultimate disc jockey name.
  • The Super Robot Wars series often uses this. You've got characters named after guns, characters named after metals, characters named after birds, characters with ridiculous nonsense names, and Sänger Zonvolt.
    • Justified with Cliana Rimskaya, where her first name is a Portmanteau of two separate names she uses due to multiple personality disorder.
    • W17 at first have to come up with a much more civil name to better infiltrate the opposing group. She picked 'Lamia Loveless'.
  • Escape Velocity has some fun with this in regard to the default name for the main character—random possibilities include Rick Hardslab and Stud Beefpile. Given that the game is packed with Mystery Science Theater 3000 Shout Outs, this may well be a reference to the Space Mutiny Running Gag.
  • Star Ocean: Till the End of Time and Star Ocean The Last Hope do this with their respective main characters named Fayt Leingod (surely they couldn't have meant "Reingold") and Edge Maverick.
  • Max Payne. Lampshaded by a mook, who admits to envying Max's name.
    • Mona Sax.
    • The fictional Dick Justice.
  • William J. Blazkowicz (the protagonist of Wolfenstein 3D) and his grandson Billy Blaze (better known as Commander Keen). Granted, William's name takes a turn for the Sucky name territory when it's shortened into BJ Blazkowicz. Just don't tell him that to his face.
  • Suikoden
  • Classic adventure game Wasteland lets you name your starting party whatever you want, but the default names are Hell Razor, Angela Deth, Thrasher, and Snake Vargas.
  • In Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, episode 4, there is a character, who is Homestar Runner as "Dangeresque, Too?", as a robot copy of the character, by the name of Uzi Bazooka. Even Strong Bad/Dangeresque thinks it's a cool name. (But then again, he did write the script..)
  • Final Fantasy
    • In general, you have the recurring summon/monster Bahamut and its many other forms and versions, like Neo Bahamut, Bahamut ZERO, Bahamut SIN (Bahamut Tremor in Japanese), Bahamut Fury, Chaos Bahamut, and Bahamutt.
    • Final Fantasy VII seems to be a weird subversion of this trope... Until you see their surnames. "Tifa Lockhart", "Vincent Valentine", "Aerith / Aeris Gainsborough", "Red XIII"/ Nanaki... Cloud Strife also manages to overcome his otherwise improbable name by being incredibly Badass. Oh, and they're fighting Sephiroth. The only really normal one is "Barret Wallace". Barret in Japanese is Baretto, which is how you pronounce "bullet" in Japanese so he definitely qualifies for Awesome McCoolname. Sephiroth or Sephirot are the 10 attributes/emanations through which God can manifest in Jewish Kabbalah. However, there's also brothers Nero and Weiss in Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (Black and White respectively).
    • "Cid Highwind" is an awesome name that just automatically commands respect when you hear it.
    • Cloud's Shadow Archetype Zack Fair has a pretty cool name also.
    • Final Fantasy XIII has the main character named Lightning. That's…that's just great. "Lightning" is just her code name. Her real name is Eclair Farron, or just Claire in the English localization. Guess what that means in French? No, not the pastry. It means "lightning". The reason behind her going by "Lightning" is a plot point.
      • That game also has Snow Villiers and Sazh Katzroy, which is just fun to say.
      • Also, Sazh is an airship pilot (and as such, may be considered a "Captain,") has a long team-up with Vanille, so you have "The Captain and Vanille."
    • Final Fantasy VIII qualifies too: Squall Leonhart? Rinoa Heartilly? Seifer Almasy, Laguna Loire, Kiros Seagill, Ward Zabac, Edea, Ultimecia?
    • Final Fantasy XII gives us some gems in the form of Vayne Solidor, Basch fon Ronsenburg, and King Raithwall. The Imperial Judges get some sweet names too, like Gabranth and Zargabaath, but those are assumed names.
      • Vaan's name was Van in the Japanese version too.
    • Final Fantasy IX gives us Zidane, Dagger, Steiner, and Amarant.
      • Ruby and Blank from Tantalus. Oh, and Lord Puck of Burmecia. Amarant in Japanese is Salamander Coral, too, which means his nickname in that version is "The Flaming Salamander".
    • Final Fantasy X has names like Tidus, Yuna, Auron, Wakka, Kimahri, and Rikku with Lulu being the only normal sounding name of the main cast of characters.
    • Final Fantasy V has Butz Klauser, changed to Bartz in the English release for obvious reasons.
    • Final Fantasy VI. Even if most characters don't have really astounding names, we still have Clyde Arrowny A.K.A. Shadow and his daughter Relm, Cyan Garamonde or Kefka Palazzo.
      • What about a gambler named Setzer Gabbiani ("Gabbiani" means trick/cheat)? A blue mage called Strago/Stragus Magus which literally means "Twisted Mage"? Locke Cole is a double pun for lock and Loki (the Norse deity) and it fits perfectly for a thief. Terra Branford is the perfect example since her Japanese name is Tina and they changed it for the western release because it sounded too simple and common.
  • So many characters in World of Warcraft (and presumably other MMORPGs) have those, it's not even awesome anymore. The whole game is loaded with Doomhowls and Deatheyes and Nightwhispers etc.
    • Note that most, if not all of those are clan-names or at least family names. It makes sense for an orc or ogre clan to pick an intimidating name.
    • For what it's worth, more family-friendly games may enforce this: both FusionFall and Free Realms use a name generator as the default; in Free Realms at least you can make up your own name but it has to be approved.
  • Guilty Gear: Sol Badguy (you'd have to be pretty badass to get away with calling yourself that), Slayer, Millia Rage, Axl Low, Potemkin, Kliff Undersn, and Justice.
  • Upcoming Team Ico game The Last Guardian is known in Japan as "Hitokui Ōwashi Trico," which can be translated as "Trico, the Man-Eating Sea-Eagle."
  • In the Soul Series, there are quite a few examples. Heishiro Mitsurugi, Rock Adams, Cervantes De Leon, Dampierre, Lady Isabella "Ivy" Valentine, Hildegard "Hilde" von Krone and Aeon Calcos are stand out examples.
  • Luke Skywalker may have avoided the last name "Starkiller," but Galen Marek of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed did not escape being called "Starkiller" pretty much the entire game.
    • And even before him, there was Bendak Starkiller. Neo Crusader, Bounty Hunter and Deathmatch Champion.
  • Carmageddon, and the lovely protagonists Max Damage and Die Anna, though the latter is half this and half a Punny Name.
  • Mayor McGovern from Brave Fencer Musashi, and many, many more.
  • Street Fighter is practically made of these.
    • Chun Li. When somebody is named after the most famous female martial artist ever, plus the most famous male martial artist as well, you know she isn't messing around.
    • Balrog.
    • Also Vega named after a star, Ryu which means dragon, and Ken Masters which is basically calling someone a master fist.
    • Thunder Hawk
    • Crimson Viper, that is all.
    • Street Fighter III has Necro.
    • Akuma, who's name is Japanese for 'demon'.
  • Slim Cognito from Ratchet & Clank. Even if it is a Punny Name. Also, Skid McMarx.
  • Chaos Legion's Sieg Wahrheit (win and truth) and Victor Delacroix (champion of the cross).
  • Nathan Drake of the Uncharted series.
  • Trauma Team features an orthopedist named Hank Freebird, who also happens to be a Made of Iron part-time superhero.
  • StarCraft sports some rather interesting contrast in its Terran names, but the standout for coolness is General Horace Warfield.
    • November Anabella Terra or "Nova". Bonus points (to her parents) for giving her an elegant name that shortens to something a Ghost would actually go by.
  • Star Fox has Fox McCloud.
    • The awesomeness in the name is passed down to his son, Marcus in ending two of Star Fox Command.
  • In Mass Effect, whatever goofy first name that may be given to him (or her, for that matter), there is something just so intrinsically panty wetting about the moniker Commander Shepard.
    • During Kasumi's heist in the second game, Shepard is given the awesome alias of "Solomon/Allison Gunn" along with a fake backstory of being a badass mercenary... and a full-page spread in the latest issue of "Badass Weekly".
    • Urdnot Wrex, Garrus Vakarian, Kaidan Alenko, Donnel Udina, Saren Arterius, Urdnot Grunt, Thane Krios, Zaeed Massani, James Vega, Tela Vasir, and Kai Leng.
  • In Kingdom Hearts we have Organization XIII, made up of thirteen Nobodies, and each and every one has an awesome name: We have Xemnas, Xibgar, Xaldin, Vexen, Lexaeus, Zexion, Saďx, Axel, Demyx, Luxord, Marluxia, Larxene, Roxas, and finally, for 358/2 Days, Xion. Most of the names are justified because when a person with a strong will is turned into a humanoid Nobody, Xemnas recruits them and gives them a new name by scrambling the letters and adding an 'x' into it. Even then, quite a few had less-than-average names, with Vexen's (Even) being the most common.
  • Avalon Centrifuge, from LittleBigPlanet 2.
  • In the Sonic the Hedgehog series, we have the title character Sonic the Hedgehog, Miles "Tails" Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, Shadow the Hedgehog, Silver the Hedgehog, Amy Rose, Rouge the Bat, Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik, and many more.
  • Keep in mind that Mega Man is also known as Rockman. Also keep in mind that his little sister is known as Roll. Rock and Roll anyone?
    • Then in the Mega Man X series, his newer model was just known as X with Zero as the Proto Man counterpart.
    • Pretty much all of the robot masters and mavericks fall under this description, with a few exceptions.
    • Especially in X5, where the NA localization named all the Mavericks after Guns N' Roses members, resulting in names like Grizzly Slash, Axel the Red and Mattrex. Even the goofier names like Duff McWhalen are awesome in a So Bad, It's Good sort of way.
  • Wild Arms took this trope home and married it: Jack Van Burace, Ashley Winchester, Gallows Carradine, the list goes on.
  • Tales of the Abyss: though they rarely use them Guy, Tear, and Van's birth names are Gailardia Galan Gardios, Mystearica Aura Fende and Vandesdelca Musto Fende.
  • Pokémon Black and White has "Roggenrola". Yes, a Rock-type Pokémon named after Rock & Roll!
    • There's also the Dragon-type Pokémon with axe-blades for its teeth, "Haxorus", which may also incorporate Leet Lingo in the name as well.
    • Then there's the names of the Pokémon in the Gen V pseudo-legendary line, especially the final stage, the black three-headed Dragon whose nature is to attack everything it sees, "Hydreigon."
    • The follow up Pokemon X&Y gave us pokemon such as Aegislash, Barbaracle and Talonflame. And of course, Professor Augustine Sycamore.
    • Additionally, the Water-type specialist Gym Leader of Pastoria City from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Crasher Wake (with an equally awesome Japanese name, Maximum Mask).
    • The champion of the third generation in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire is named Steven Stone. That's a hardcore name with bonus points for alliteration.
    • The original games provided such gems as Charizard.
  • The Shadows of Persona 3 have a lot of cool names. Death Castle, Conviction Sword, Slaughter Drive, Void Giant...and the list goes on and on.
  • Tales of Hearts gives us Zex Meteoryte. Think about it for a second.
    • The English translation also gives us "Kor Meteor".
  • Hawke, from Dragon Age II. If you're going to set the player character's last name, better make it an awesome one.
  • In Dragon Age: Origins, the Witch Hunt DLC has Florian Phineas Horatio Aldebrant, Esquire... also known as "Finn".
  • Magical Starsign gives us General Knucklestorm.
  • The Demon Rush has such names as Cherry Venus, Alberto Mundosold, Kent Buckle, and of course, Brooks Cracktackle.
  • Touhou is chock-full of these, especially in Japanese. The Western-sounding coolnames includes Lyrica and Layla Prismriver, Wriggle Nightbug, Mystia Lorelei, and Star Sapphire. The Japanese ones are:
    • Youki and Youmu Konpaku: "Kon" and "paku" refer to different parts of Anatomy of the Soul. They are half-ghosts.
    • Eirin Yagokoro: When you're an immortal genius, your name reflects it: "Intelligence of eternally clear brightness over infinitely extended area".
    • Shou Toramaru: star tiger-circle. Also, "-maru" postfix makes one's name sounds more Badass and manly (she is a Bifauxnen).
    • Kagerou Imaizumi: Given name means "Shadow Wolf". Makes sense since she's a werewolf.
    • Characters with archaic-sounding names: Fujiwara no Mokou, Mononobe no Futo, Toyosatomimi no Miko.
    • The Four Devas of the Mountain (Shuten Douji). Scarlet Devil Mansion (lorded by vampire sisters). The Mound of the Nameless.
    • And that's only the start of it.
  • In Might and Magic VI, you can have your party have names like "Roderic", "Diana", "Tracy" and "Zoltan". Also crosses with Aerith and Bob.
  • Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War and its sequel are full of these names, especially with the human characters. Gabriel Angelos, Isador Akios, Mordecai Toth...
  • Princess Sveta Czamaral, of the Fang Tribe of Morgal, from Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. Bonus points for being one of the only two Golden Sun characters with a canonly-known surname... the other being her brother.
  • Disgaea
  • Altair ibn La'Ahad from Assassin's Creed I. His name basically translates to "the bastard eagle."
    • Ezio Auditore da Firenze.
    • Connor Kenway.
  • Anghel Higure ("higure" spelled in Japanese with two Kanji meaning 'red') in Hatoful Boyfriend is a parody. He has the real name Akagi Yoshio, but insists on being called Anghel due to believing he is a ridiculous fantasy character with the title "Crimson Angel of Judecca".
  • A few examples in Dota2:
    • Banehallow von Ambry, the Lycanthrope
    • Darkterror, the Faceless Void
    • Razor, the Lightning Revenant
    • Purist Thunderwrath, the Omniknight
    • Terrorblade, the Demon Marauder
  • The Nords and the Dragons in Skyrim pretty much run on this trope. For example, the leader of the rebellion? Ulfric Stormcloak. The name of the main antagonist is Alduin, which translates to Destroyer Devour Master and just so happens to have the moniker World-Eater.
    • A few Awesome McCoolname characters from Skyrim worth mentioning:
      • Ulfberth War-Bear.
      • Galmar Stone-Fist.
      • Torbjorn Shatter-Shield.
      • Eorlund Gray-Mane.
      • Jarl Balgruuf the Greater.
      • Idolaf Battle-Born.
      • Mjoll the Lioness.
      • Aela the Huntress.
      • Oengul War-Anvil.
      • Hermir Strong-Heart.
      • Bolgeir Bearclaw.
      • Falk Firebeard.
      • and subverted with Vekel the Man.
    • While Dragonborn is the common translation of "Dovahkiin", a more accurate one would be "Dragonkind Hunter Born", which in English could be rendered as "Born Hunter of Dragonkind". No wonder the Dragons crap themselves whenever they see the Dragonborn on the battlefield.
  • Immortal Souls has the Knight Templar leader Desmond Benedict the Third, enhanced by the fact that he loves to pompously announce the entire thing any time he can find the slightest excuse to do so.
  • Fallout 3 gives us Abraham Washington, among other such gems as Allistar Tenpenny and Desmond Lockheart.
    • Fallout: New Vegas has Arcade Israel Gannon. Fuck. Yes. Also, Veronica Renata Santangelo and Raul Alfonso Tejada. From the Dead Money DLC, God the Super Mutant and Dean Domino. Subverted by Rose of Sharon Cassidy ("fancy shit name") and grandmother ninja Super Mutant Lilian.
    • From Fallout 1 we have The Master.
  • Hailing from League of Legends, we have Demacia's impossibly prestigious crown prince Jarvan Lightshield IV, Exemplar Of Demacia, as well as his allies, brother and sister Garen and Luxanna Crownguard. Noxus boasts Jericho Swain and Kieran Darkwill, and one could certainly argue that Malcolm Graves is worthy of this trope.
    • Mordekaiser deserves a mention.
  • Several in the Halo franchise.
    • Fittingly, the first is the protagonist. Although his real name is simply John, only some close friends and comrades know him as such; to everyone else, he's either Master Chief, Chief, or Spartan. Even better, he scares the Scary Dogmatic Aliens so bad they have their own name for him: Demon.
    • The Arbiter is a pretty cool title, but there's something about "Thel Vadam" that not only sounds awesome, but fits the character perfectly.
    • Forerunners give their children Names That Unfold Like Lotus Blossoms, some of which are pretty sweet: Bornstellar Makes Eternal Lasting, Splendid Dust of Ancient Suns, and, perhaps coolest of all, Glory of a Far Dawn. Some are simply known by their titles, and don't tell me being known as "The Didact" wouldn't be awesome. But the real prize for this trope has to go to Bitterness-of-the-Vanquished.
      • Even better, the Didact's birth name is Shadow-of-Sundered-Star.
    • Any Covenant fleet. The one that destroyed Reach was called The Fleet of Particular Justice, while others had as fancy names as The Fleet of Righteous Vigilance or The Fleet of Furious Redemption.
  • In Guild Wars 2, humanoid bear-people called the Kodan are given some rather flowery but badass names. Enduring Protector, Guardian Infinite Mind, Fleeting Serenity, Worthy Burden and lastly, Taught by Whales. How awesome do you have to be in order to be taught by whales?
  • Gungrave is full of characters with names like Brandon Heat, Balladbird Lee and Bear Walken. Even the morbidly obese Gonk character is named Bob Poundmax.
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon has Sergeant Rex Power Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando voiced by Michael Biehn.
  • Lego City Undercover has the main character, Chase McCain, and his nemesis Rex Fury.
  • The Ninja Gaiden spinoff Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z has Yaiba Kamikaze.
  • Eternal Champions: Shadow Yamoto, Larcen Tyler, Xavier Pendragon, Jetta Maxx.... This is probably a requirement to enter the tournament.
  • Streets of Rage has Axel Stone, Adam Hunter, Blaze Fielding, Sammy "Skate" Hunter, Max Thunder/Hatchett and Dr. Zan.
  • Dangan Ronpa has Celestia Ludenberg, whose real name was Taeko Yasuhiro and she picked that name because she thinks her old name was very plain and brings her suffering that she'd rather forget, and Mukuro Ikusaba, whose name translates to Corpse Warblade. The sequel ups the ante by having a character whose real name is... Gundam Tanaka.
  • Moebius: Malachi Rector, the protagonist.
  • Dwarf Fortress random names can bestow this (or Ominous Mundanity) on characters (through acquired titles) locations and artifacts.
  • Darius, where every single boss has a prominently-displayed name. Some examples of this trope include:
    • Titanic Lance, a name befitting of its sheer, six-screen length.
    • The lobster mech known as Dual Shears.
    • The Coronatus family, including Dark Coronatus, Vermillion Coronatus, and Lightning Cornatus.
    • Neon Light Illusion.
    • Peace Destroyer.
    • The Giant Enemy Crab, Hysteric Empress.
  • Many genre names in beatmania IIDX and Popn Music are made up, but it doesn't stop them from sounding Badass:
    • "KAMAITACHI" and "Sol Cosine Job 2" are classified as "Freeform Hardcore".
    • DJ YOSHITAKA has a lineup of songs with the "Hard Renaissance" label.
  • For that matter, a lot of song names in Bemani games as well. Especially Final Boss songs.
    • beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD brings us the Final Boss of the Cardinal Gate extra stage system, "Nageki no Ki", which translates to "Tree of Lament".
    • "perditus†paradisus" from beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem, which roughly means "Paradise Lost" in Latin.
    • beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro has the penultimate boss of the Legend Cross event, "Thor's Hammer".
    • The final boss of the Private BEMANI Academy event, "Elemental Creation".
    • Reflec Beat colette's winter season (2012) features an unlock system themed around climbing mountains. The final unlock is called "Valanga", which is Italian for "Avalanche".
  • Mortal Kombat
    • Johnny Cage
    • Kung Lao
    • Jackson Briggs
    • Noob Saibot
    • Kurtis Stryker
    • Quan Chi
  • Carmen Sandiego
  • Every member of Delta Squad in Gears of War, but Marcus Fenix, Dom Santiago and Augustus "Cole Train" Cole are standout examples.
  • Serious Sam is pretty epic itself. But his name itself? Sam 'Serious' Stone. Yeah, he's so badass that it might as well be his actual middle name.
  • Super Time Force has people named Repeatski, Aimy McKillin, Shieldy Blockerson, and Jef Leppard, among others.
  • Joanna Dark, known by the call sign Perfect Dark (which is also badass-sounding in its own right). Her name was inspired by Joan of Arc.
  • In Borderlands 2, Mr. Torgue's full name is eventually revealed to be Torgue High-Five Flexington.
  • StarFox's Fox McCloud and Wolf O'Donnell.
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