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Fan Nickname: Film
  • 2012:
  • Alien
    • Alien³ tends to be jokingly referred to as Alien Cubed among the fandom due to the inexplicable superscript use of the number 3 in the movie's title.
    • Space Jockey - the alien pilot aboard the derelict ship — extended to the rest of his race, as well. Derived from a name used by the film crew; in the canon, it's never named. (in Prometheus, it's "Engineer")
    • Xenomorph - Used once, among many other words, to describe the aliens in the franchise, this word stuck as the standard term used by fans. note 
      • As a matter of fact, none of the life cycle stages (i.e. Facehugger, Chestburster, Drone) were ever officially named. They were given Fan Nicknames which simply stuck.
  • Avatar
    • Colonel Coffee - Quaritch, for the scene of him drinking coffee while his men raze Home Tree.
      • Also Colonel Strawman, for obvious reasons.
    • Dances With (Space) Smurfs - The movie itself.
      • Dances With Catgirls.
    • Thunder-Smurfs for the Na'vi themselves.
    • USB braids: Those things that the Na'vi use to commune with their mounts and their goddess.
      • Also includes Tree CP/IP, and Ethernet.
  • The Avengers
    • Loki-chucks: The Curb-Stomp Battle between Hulk and Loki during which Loki is whipped around like a rag in a dog's jaws.
    • Also called the Droopy Moment; "You know what? I'm Angry." Cue Droopy's tormentor getting whipped around in a very similar fashion, only spared horrific trauma by Cartoon Physics.
  • Back to the Future
    • Russell - The fandom's name for the scarecrow that Marty crashes into in the first movie.
    • Wallet Guy- The guy in Part II that tells Biff where Marty went after Marty knocks Biff out. Called 'CPR Guy' in the script (since he asked Marty what CPR is after he mentions it, CPR not having been invented in 1955) but he says he thinks Marty took Biff's wallet at least three times in his scene.
    • Hell Valley: The Hill Valley of 1985-A, thanks to a vandalized sign that Marty comes across. The Production Nickname was "Biffhorrific 1985".
  • Batman
  • Battle: Los Angeles
    • Aquids, Aquiods, Aquamen: Nicknames for the unnamed aliens who seem to prefer water.
    • Chigs: Due to resemblance to the aliens in the potholed series.
    • Landsharks: due to the tie-in website referring to the aliens' biology being similar to sharks
    • Staff Sergeant Two-Face: Staff Sergeant Nantz, played by Aaron Eckhart, who played Two-Face in The Dark Knight.
    • Some call the aliens BLAAs "Battle Los Angeles Aliens".
  • Blazing Saddles: People often call the clergyman of Rock Ridge Reverend Johnson, even though he is never referred to as such within the movie itself.
  • The Book Of Life: The first spirit Manolo encounters in the Land of the Remembered has been dubbed "the Walmart Greeter of the Dead" by Tumblr fans.
  • Cloverfield
    • Clovie/Clover - The Monster terrorizing the city. The latter was actually what the monster was called during production.
    • Mr. Grumpypants or MGP - the unofficial name given the monster by Unfiction forum members during the Cloverfield ARG/viral marketing campaign.
    • Or, in the case of at least one fan, 'Delilah'. As in, 'Hey There Delilah What's It Like In New York City'.
    • Also Darwin, based on some extremely dumb moves by the cast.
    • The Chicken, based on the use of the song "Disco Lies" and the music video for that song.
  • Conan the Barbarian (2011)
    • The new movie with Jason Momoa has been called Ronon the Barbarian, after Jason Momoa's role as Ronon from Stargate Atlantis.
  • Die Hard
  • District 9
    • Little CJ/Oliver - Christopher Johnson's unnamed son
    • Dickus - Used by some as a nickname for Wikus. Because he's kind of a dick.
      • Also, Prawnkus, for when he is fully alien.
  • Dracula Untold: It's being widely refered to as "Castlevania: Lords of Shadow The Movie."
  • Drive
  • Elysium: The production team and Neill calls the Exosuit the "Hulk Suit" because it grants the user immense physical strength.
    • In the production art for the Exosuit, It's spelt "HULC Suit". HULC is short for Human Universal Load Carrier. Its the name of the powered exoskeleton system being produced by Lockheed Martin. In the featurette, The Tech of Elysium, Neill Blokamp describes how the exosuit is based upon technology being developed by the US Military.
  • Eraserhead
  • Friday the 13th
  • Frozen
    • Fritz, one of the duke of Weselton's bodyguards.
    • Elsaba, merging the names of Idina Menzel's two iconic roles who have similar issues.
  • Gerry: Deep Hurting: The Movie. If you've seen it, you know why...
  • Godzilla
  • Godzilla (2014):
    • "Vishnu" for the giant centipede in the teaser trailer, named after the part of the Oppenheimer quote that plays over its shot in the teaser trailer. A rumour on the internet was that Talaghan was its official name, but this was proven untrue.
    • While the Mutos aren't given names in the film, fans refer to the male one as "Hokmuto" (for being discovered in Hokkaido) and refer the female one as "Femuto" (for obvious reasons) based on script rumours.
  • Green Lantern
  • Gwoemul (called The Host in English dub)
    • "Steve Buscemi" - The special effects crew's nickname for the anonymous monster. The reasons why are intensely obvious to anyone who's seen the movie.
  • Highlander
    • Highlander: The Sickening, for Highlander II: The Quickening.
    • Highlander: Final Dementia for Final Dimension.
    • Highlander: The Blortch, for Highlander: The Source. (Because Blortch is the noise you make when you throw up, and it's worse than the Sickening.)
    • Highlander: The Sauce, for The Source
    • Ever since Spoony's review of Highlander 2, some people have started referring to General Katana's goggled, cackling henchmen as "The Insano Brothers"
  • The Hobbit gives us...
  • The Hunger Games
    • President Snow, played by a very white-haired and bearded Donald Sutherland, is often known as President Santa Claus, or Evil Santa.
  • Independence Day
    • The forum alternatehistory.com uses the term Acrids (after the scientific word for beetle) to refer to the aliens.
  • Inglourious Basterds
    • Sergeant Bitchface, Sergeant Pitbull: Sergeant Hugo Stiglitz
  • Iron Man 2
    • "Dynalash" for Ivan Vanko, due to being a composite of the Crimson Dynamo and Whiplash.
    • A beam superweapon that spins around and destroys everything nearby? The only name for that is "Death Blossom".
    • "Iron Man Lite" for the Mark V suitcase armor.
    • The drones? Hammer 'roids.
      • Although not exactly a "fan" nickname: Tony explicitly refers to them that way once, though the dialog is hard to hear.
  • James Bond
  • Jaws: Bruce - the shark, which the crew nicknamed after Spielberg's lawyer.
  • Jurassic Park
    • Hock-a-loogie-saurus - Nickname for the Dilophosaurs, also known as spitters, for their ability to spit a loogie of paralyzing poison at its victims.
    • Chickensaurus - Nickname for dinosaurs of species Gallimimus, since that term roughly translates from scientific latin as "Chicken Imitator".
    • Munchenaries - Nickname for the Mercenaries hired by William H. Macy and Tea Leoni's characters in the third movie, due to their tendency to be eaten by dinos.
  • Labyrinth
    • The Area - David Bowie's crotch.
    • Magic Pants: Jareth for the same reason.
  • The Last Airbender
    • Ong, Ung, Ahng, Oong - Movie!Aang, as opposed to series!Aang. The movie changes the pronunciation to (supposedly) be more faithful to the East Asian roots of character names. Some fans of the series would have preferred sticking to the source material over realism in a film where people can shoot fire out of their freaking hands (not that they can do so unassisted in the move anyway, though that's really neither here nor there).
    • Sowka, Soaka, Eero, Eeroh - Sokka, Iroh, etc. Listen, they're going to be at this for a while. We'll get back to you.
      • Devko and Peltztara too, because while their characters' names weren't mispronounced, they needed scornful nicknames anyway.
    • Failbender, The Last Shitbender - The movie itself.
    • Racebending - The collective name for the numerous Race Lifts that occurred. In the original series, almost all of the characters were fantasy equivalents of East Asians or Inuits. In the movie, however, the heroes were mostly played by white actors, while the characters from the villainous Fire Nation were mostly played by dark-skinned actors.
  • The Lord of the Rings
    • Agent Elrond - Hugo Weaving's portrayal of Elrond the Elf Lord, which was remarkably similar to his Agent Smith portrayal in the Matrix trilogy.
      Agent Elrond: You will help us, Mr. Baggins, whether you wish to or not.
      Agent Elrond: What good is a ring, Mr. Sauron, if you do not have any fingers?
      Agent Elrond: I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species. I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal in Middle-Earth instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment, but you Orcs do not. You move to an area, and you multiply, and multiply, until every natural resource is consumed.
      • Viggo Mortensen said in an interview that in a take of filming the Andúril delivery, Weaving was dressed as Smith, and said: "Mr. Anderson! What are you doing with this sword?".
    • Captain Obvious - Legolas. Oh so very much.
    • Figwit - Brett McKenzie's minor, yet absurdly popular character that shows up in the Council of Elrond. The name itself is an acronym for a memorable fan reaction to recognizing him (Frodo is grea-WHO IS THAT!?). Also called Melpomaen in fanfiction, which is a rough Elvin translation of his name (Melpo = fruit, maen = wit). He only gets a speaking part in Return of the King.
    • Boromir el Boromido- a play on the words "Boromir" and "dormir" (Spanish for "sleep") and "dormido" ("asleep"). Based on Sean Bean's perceivedly-wooden performance.
    • Jean-Claude - What some message boards at the time were calling the first movie's water monster.
    • "The quiver that never runs dry" for Legolas' never-ending stream of arrows.
  • Man of Steel:
  • The Matrix
    • Super Burly Brawl - The final battle between Neo and Smith in The Matrix Revolutions. Less commonly, this fight is called the Dragon Ball Z rip-off for it similarity to the fight between Goku and Frieza.
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space
    • Not-Bela - The "actor" (actually Ed Wood's chiropractor, Tom Mason) who replaces the late Bela Lugosi after the first few minutes of the film, despite clearly being noticeably taller and thinner than him (and whose only concession to hiding their difference is a cape in front of his face).
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
    • The dog with the keys was nicknamed Sammy by fans.
    • Scruffington - Nickname for Norrington in PotC: Dead Man's Chest
    • Lt Theodore Groves - most common fanon name given to the unnamed navy officer who says "That's got to be the best pirate I've ever seen" after Jack Sparrow steals the Interceptor. He was identified by this name in On Stranger Tides. His role is expanded in this installment, for he claims the Fountain of Youth in the name of King George II, only to be shot and killed by the Spaniard. "Someone, take note of that man's bravery."
    • Andrew, most often used fanon first name for Lt Gillette
    • Studly Do-Right - Will Turner, at least until he starts taking badass levels in the second film.
  • Predator
  • Push
    • Bleeders tend to mistakenly be called Screamers.
  • The Prestige
  • Real Steel
    • Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots: The Movie - The film in question. Look at the trailer and tell us that isn't the first thing that comes to your mind.
  • Red Sonja
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera
    • Goth Muslim: A nickname for Blind Mag's bodyguard, so-called because of the burka-like face garb on the character
    • Moustache Man: Shilo's limosuine driver has an EPIC moustache
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show:
    • ASSHOLE! (Brad Majors. Often shouted when he says something stupid. Or just when his name is said.)
    • SLUT! (Janet Weiss for...well...let's just say the nickname speaks for itself.)
    • Riff (Short for Riff Raff. Also, because there are usually people riffing over the movie.)
    • Mags (Short for "Magenta".) Sometimes also 'Mag' (pronounced Majj)
    • Cols (Short for Columbia)
    • Crim (Short for The Criminologist)
    • ELBOW SEX! (For when Riff and Mags do that weird arm/elbow touching thing)
  • The Room
    • Greg Sestero (Mark) is referred to as "Sestosterone", because of his sexiness
  • Sherlock Holmes
    • Frycroft - Stephen Fry as Mycroft Holmes.
    • Hotson - Jude Law as Dr. Watson, due to being probably the hottest incarnation of Watson in a screen portrayal.
  • Serenity
  • Stargate
    • Kawoosh - the visual effect that appears when the Stargate is activated. Used in scripts, and in-universe by Carter.
  • Star Trek The Motion Picture - Star Trek The Motionless Picture or The Slow-Motion Picture. Due the film's plodding pace and huge amounts of padding in the form of Scenery Porn.
    • Also Star Trek: The Motion Sickness.
    • Also "Where Nomad Has Gone Before" due to similarity to the TOS episode "The Changeling".
    • "Spockalypse Now" has also made the rounds.
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    • "Monster Maroons" - the smart-looking deep red jacket and departmental color turtleneck combination that replaced the pastel pajamas Starfleet members wore in the first movie.
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home - The One With The Whales. Because, as one of the most accessible entries in the series, it's often seen by newbies who forget the title, but remember that there were whales in the movie.
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country - Star Trek VI: The Apology, for being such a huge improvement from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
  • Star Trek (2009)
    • Captain Fine - Nickname for Chris Pine, aka Captain Kirk.
      • Chris Pine is also known as 'Princess Whitelaw' and 'Chris Fine'. Some people have forgotten his real name, even.
    • Sylock, Spylar, Spocklar - Spock, as played be Zachary Quinto, a. k. a. Sylar.
    • Spocktimus Prime - Punny nickname for Spock Prime.
    • Reboot/Nu - Used to describe anything related to the 2009 film, such as Reboot!Sulu.
    • Ensign Jailbait - Chekov. Also referred to as ickle!Chekov.
    • James Thorson Kirk - Since Kirk's dad was announced as Thor. Makes sense if you know anything about Nordic naming conventions.
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
    • "Star Trek XII: The Wrath of John" It turned out to be quite appropriate.
  • Star Wars
    • Wankatine: The over-powered Palpatine of the Dark Empire comics.
      • Or just "Palpy".
      • Or Sid.
      • Or Pimpatine.
    • Farmboy - Luke
    • Flyboy - Han
    • Mannequin Skywalker in Episode I.
    • In Russian, there is "vedroid" (portmanteau of "vedro" (bucket) and "droid") for both R2-D2 (and other astromechs) and T3-M4.
    • Soccer Droid - The rolling droid from the Episode VII teaser trailer.
  • Superman
  • Transformers
    • Bayformers- For the work as a whole and as a description of the unique robot designs. It originally started off as a negative thing, but has progressed to be rather affectionate as a different take on the Transformers mythos.
    • Agent Megatron - Hugo Weaving's voice work as Megatron in the 2007 movie. Based primarily on his previous roles as Agent Smith and Agent Elrond (see above), as the nickname originated before so much as a leaked sound byte from the film was available.
      • For the same character and reasons, "Hugotron." And Tankface, because in ROTF his alt-mode is, well...
    • Itchy- the nameless cellphone Transformer
    • Americanator- the nameless Pretender from "Revenge of the Fallen" who tries to seduce Sam in the guise of a college student called "Alice". Based on the fact that, according to The Other Wiki, his real form resembles Alice from Alice in Wonderland, thus making it an "evil Alice", like the American McGee one.
    • Dewbot/Dispensor - the Mountain Dew transformer
    • Mohawk and Stripe: two of the Transfomers made from kitchen appliances in Revenge of the Fallen. Named after the Gremlins, due to being identical to them (Mohawk was the one from the second movie with fins on its back who drank spider DNA and turned into a spider Gremlin, while Stripe was the one from the first movie with hair on its back who gets killed last).
  • Scanners
    • Exploding Head Man - Obviously, the man whose head is exploded by Revok. Also called Dr. Phil, for his uncanny resemblance.
  • Scream
    • Screfourem - Scream 4, due to the way it's spelled on the posters.
  • Spider-Man Trilogy:
  • Starship Troopers:
    • Doogie Howser, SS - Neil Patrick Harris' disturbingly chilly telepathic Intelligence Officer, whose uniform bore a distinct (and deliberate on the part of the filmmakers) resemblance to those of the Death's-Head S.S.
      • Also "Doogie Himmler"
    • Sgt. Revok - Michael Ironside's character, named after his previous role in Scanners
    • Sgt. Krabz - Clancy Brown's character, named after his later role on Spongebob Squarepants. Alternately, it is acceptable to call his character Sgt. Hadley
  • The Hannibal Lecter Series
    • Scottish Lecter, Hannibulldog - Brian Cox in Manhunter, who retains his Scots accent and does a creepy thing with his jaw that makes him look like a bulldog.
    • Frankenhyde - Tom Noonan as Francis Dolarhyde, because he played Frankenstein in The Monster Squad.
    • Welsh Lecter - Anthony Hopkins in everything else.
    • Arseface- Gary Oldman in Hannibal, due to his resemblance to the character in Preacher.
    • Sexual Harassment Lecter - After Gaspard Ulliel's take on the character in Hannibal Rising
  • TRON and TRON: Legacy
    • Tronzler: How he's referred to after his Fate Worse Than Death, especially in post-Legacy storylines or in the period between films.
    • Junior: Cillian Murphy's character, Ed Dillinger Jr. (son of the first film's bad guy).
    • Circuitsex: The Fanon (supported by a deleted scene in the first film) that the circuit lines are "sensitive"
    • Sparkle Cape: Yori's attire in the aforementioned deleted scene.
    • The Silver Fox: Legacy-era Alan Bradley
  • Wreck-It Ralph
    • Wreckling/Wrecker: Nickname for a fan of the movie.
    • Hero's Cuties: The name for the Felix/Calhoun ship, which happens to be canon.
    • Turbo Twins: The collective name for the two blue-suited racers next to Turbo on the winners' block during the "Going Turbo" explanation/flashback. Fans have come up with all sorts of names for them individually, with Ted & Teddy and Jet & Set being popular ones.
  • X-Men:
    • Dudepeel: Imageboards nickname for Deadpool In Name Only from X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Also "Barakapool" because of the swords in the arms.
    • The Divorce: The beach scene at the climax of X-Men: First Class wherein Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr's very close friendship is broken and the rivalry between Professor X and Magneto officially form.
    • Dragneto for the deleted scene in which Charles projects an image of Erik in drag to Angel. Hilarity Ensues.
    • Bromance World Tour: Term often used for the timeframe in which Charles and Erik traveled around America to recruit mutants. Alternatively called "The Honeymoon."
    • ceiling!sex: Tumblr nickname for the rather popular scene in X-Men: First Class wherein Erik pins Charles down on the floor of a spinning aircraft to protect him.
    • Mutant husbands: Charles and Erik before "The Divorce." It doesn't help that they have a Team Mom/Team Dad dynamic while training the teenage mutants in First Class. Also applies to the elderly Professor X and Magneto after they reconcile at some point during the two-year gap after the events of The Wolverine.
    • Oliver Splat: Due to the unfortunate fate of Oliver Platt's otherwise unnamed character (who's only listed as Man In Black in the credits).
    • "The Incredible Hank" for Beast in X-Men: Days of Future Past due to him Hulking Out every-time he gets agitated.
    • In order to avoid using the terms like Younger/Older, Past/Future, and 1973/2023 to differentiate between the two Professor Xs and the two Magnetos in Days of Future Past, some fans refer to James McAvoy's Charles as McXavier and Michael Fassbender's Erik as Fassneto.

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