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[-[[caption-width-right:350:In order: [[Franchise/TheDCU Mister Terrific]], [[Series/WhoWantsToBeASuperhero Major Victory]], The Hyphen ([[http://www.supergrammar.com/2011/05/hyphen.html from a grammar website]]), ComicBook/RedTornado, [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} James (from Team Rocket)]], [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 Orko]], [[ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes Phantom Girl]], [[ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes Element Lad]], and [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Syndrome]].]]-]

->'''Kari:''' What does the 'S' stand for? \\
'''Syndrome:''' For, uh... sitter. Yeah, sitter. Originally I was gonna have initials for 'Baby Sitter' but then I would've been going around wearing a big' 'BS!' [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar And you understand why I couldn't go with that...]]
-->-- ''[[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Jack-Jack Attack]]''

Superheroes are in many ways much like athletes. Both frequently perform amazing physical feats we envy; both often collect themselves into teams with fancy names; both wear colorful, form-fitting uniforms.

And both have a tendency to adorn those uniforms with single letters of the alphabet. Stumped for a ChestInsignia? Just style up the first letter of your CodeName in sufficiently distinctive [[UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}} typeface]], and have at it! It doesn't even have to be the first letter. It can be just your favorite letter, or it could be your full name!


* The [[Advertising/MAndMs M&Ms]] are distinguished by their "m" markings. This has been used a few times in reference to how an M&M isn't one without their "m".

[[folder:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* Ichi of ''Manga/IchiTheKiller'' wears a big "1" on his back, since [[MeaningfulName his name]] means "one" in Japanese.
* Similarly, ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'''s Keiichi, when he took part in the drag bike race, wore a jacket with "K-1" on the back. In the manga, he frequently signs his notes that way, as shorthand.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Although the original series avoided this, in later retellings and spin-offs Mazinger-Z wore a big "Z" letter in such the chest, the Hover Pilder or the Jet Scrander.
** It's a plot point for ''{{Anime/Mazinkaiser}}''. When the jewel on Mazinkaiser's chest displays a Z, it means Kouji Kabuto is in control. When it turns into the kanji 魔 (''Ma'', meaning demon), Kaiser goes [[TheBerserker berserk]]. It also possesses a never-seen SuperMode when the symbol becomes the kanji 神 (''Jin'', meaning god).
* The big red R for Rocket of Team Rocket, general bad guys of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' series.
** Team Rocket had a form of LampshadeHanging of this in an episode. They set up a fake Pokemon Center by covering part of the letter 'R' painted on the wall with a piece of paper, making it look like the 'P' associated with Pokemon Centers.
** Eventually, Team Rocket's logo itself would be stylized in the anime, from the Best Wishes series onwards. The previous big R logo is still used, though, most notably on the grunts' uniforms.
* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'': Gatchaman team members wear a large, red "G" on their belts.
** When it was dubbed in English as ''Anime/BattleOfThePlanets,'' the team was simply called G-Force.
* Gai Shishioh from ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' wears a large "G" on the right side of his chest.
** "G" is for the entire [[Anime/GaoGaiGar Gutsy Galaxy Guard]]. "J", likewise, is for the J-Ark Fleet, manned by Soldat J cyborgs. In both cases, the letter appears inside their {{Power Crystal}}s (the G-Stone and the J-Jewel) when they get a powerup.
* "G" is for... ''Anime/SpeedRacer'', because his name in the original anime is Go Mifune (he also wears an "M" on his helmet to represent Mifune Racing). His girlfriend Trixie has an "M" on her blouse, for Michi Shimura.
** The late 80's comic version of ''Speed Racer'' by NOW Comics claimed that the "G" stood for Greg, which was Speed's real name in the comic (making him Greg Racer).
* Anime/ChargemanKen has a large letter "K" on his orange sweater.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'''s Ichigo Kurosaki has a 15 on his room's door. It becomes kind of a pun if you realize "Ichi" is 1 and "Go" is 5. Plus he's 15.
** His sister refers to him as 'Ichi-nii', which, while short for 'Ichigo-niisan' (big brother Ichigo), is also similar-sounding to ''ichi-ni'', which translates as "1-2". ''Ichi-niisan'' itself sounds a lot like ''ichi-ni-san'', which is "1-2-3".
* The Straw Hat Pirates of ''Manga/OnePiece'' periodically wear shirts featuring numbers significant to them:
** Luffy wears a '01' because he is captain or a '56' which reads 'go-mu'.
** Zoro, next in command, wears '02'
** Nami wears a '03' as well as '73' (Na-mi)
** Usopp wears a '04'
** Sanji sports a '05' as well as '32' (San-ji) and '56' (Ko-kuu/kokku)
* Dr. Minami in ''Manga/{{Heroman}}'' has an M on his shirt. Wonder why.
* In ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'', all the cars have numbers throughout the series.
** The "S" in later Asurada models stands for "Sugo", the racing team the main character, Hayato is in. Shoemacher/Osamu in 11, also has the letter "S" in his racing suit. And Kaga's racing suit has the letter "Z" in it, as he belonged to Aoi ZIP formula.
** Some of the team logos also has letters in it, like the "S" for Sugo and "Z" for Aoi ZIP.
* "A" is for [[Manga/CrayonShinChan Action Kamen]], though it's on his belt only. The Spanish dub completely ignored it and called him "Ultrahéroe".
* The Robot Masters created by Dr. Light and Dr. Wily in ''Manga/MegaManMegamix'' have their creator's letter on them. Notably, the Robot Masters made by Dr. Light (Dr. Right in Japan) have an R on them, even in English translations.
* In the final episode of ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'', Sekai Kamiki unveils the first Gunpla he built by himself (with some help from Shia), the Kamiki Burning Gundam. Its right shoulder armor has the kanji 神, meaning "god" and possessing a double meaning: Sekai own surname, and the [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam God Gundam]], an obvious inspiration in its design.
* "50", as found on the back of [[Manga/AxisPowersHetalia America's]] jacket, stands for the 50 states, natch. This detail was removed in the anime.
* In her first appearance in ''Manga/DragonBall'', Bulma is wearing her full name on the front of her shirt.
** A kanji variant shows up in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', where during the Namek Saga, Goku wears 悟 (the kanji for the syllable "Go") on his gi (which previously sported the symbols representing Muten Roshi and Kaio). Aside from the NonSerialMovie ''[[Anime/DragonBallZTheTreeOfMight The Tree of Might]]'', Goku goes without symbols of any kind after Namek, until the "Go" kanji returns in ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods Battle of Gods]]'' and ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In Franchise/TheDCU ...
** "A" is for Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} (and Aqualad) and Comicbook/AnimalMan. ComicBook/{{Anarky}} also wears this letter, though as part of the "Anarchy-is-order" Circle-A.
** "C" (impaled by a carrot) is for [[Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew Captain Carrot]].
** "E" is for [[Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}} Element Lad]]. Bronze Age and Retroboot Element Lad has an [[{{Wingdinglish}} Interlac]] E.
** "E" or "EM" is for the ComicBook/ElongatedMan, depending on the costume.
** "F over A" is for The First American from Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/TomorrowStories'', published by America's Best Comics, a Creator/WildStorm imprint.
** "G" is for ComicBook/GreenArrow -- some artists draw his belt buckle with a noticeable "G" shape.
*** When his former sidekick, Speedy/Arsenal/"Red Arrow", adopted a red version of GA's costume, it included the "G"-shaped buckle at first. When the moniker "Red Arrow" became official, the belt buckle became a distinct "R".
** "GG" is for Guy Gardner, during the period when he was operating as a superhero (using Sinestro's yellow ring) with no codename other than his own name.
-->"Remember when Guy used to fly around with that big G on his jacket?"
-->"Remember what he said it stood for?"
-->"Yeah. 'Girl-magnet'."
** "GF" is for Geo-Force.
** "i" is for [[Comicbook/{{LegionOfSuper-Heroes}} Invisible Kid]].
** "L" is for the Comicbook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}--many Legionnaires (in the post-ComicBook/ZeroHour Reboot, ''all'' of them) have an L-logo belt buckle. The classic Legion flight ring also has an L. Un-boot Lightning Lad even has an L-logo ''tattoo''.
** "LL" is for Comicbook/LexLuthor. Specifically, it was the logo on Lex Luthor II's PowerArmor.
*** In ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInThe8thGrade'', Supergirl's friend Lena wears a pendant with an "L" written on it.
** "M" is for 'Mazing Man; it was going to be "W" for Wonderful Man but the letter broke and flipped over on the helmet he found.
** "MX" is for Madame Xanadu (''Comicbook/DemonKnights'' version).
** "P" is for [[Comicbook/{{LegionOfSuper-Heroes}} Phantom Girl]] and [[Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew Pig Iron]]. In the New 52 universe, ''Comicbook/PowerGirl'''s costume had a "P"-shield for a while.
** "R" is for ComicBook/{{Robin}}. The resemblance of the original "R" logo to the official "registered trademark" symbol is uncanny, and has been the source of some humor in the past.
*** 'Registered Sidekick -- all rights reserved'...
** "S" is for Franchise/{{Superman}} (and "family": Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, Comicbook/{{Superboy}}, even Comicbook/{{Steel}}...). He may possibly have been the TropeCodifier, since he is such a prominent example. Bizarro uses a reversed (twisted in the DCAU) "S".
*** Oddly enough, Superman's Jewish parody Shalomman uses the Hebrew letter shin, which is the initial letter of the word "Shalom." His bizarro-equivalent had the Hebrew letter sin, which in addition to being a shin-with-a-backwards-dot also made a pun on the word "sin."
*** "S(blank)" is for too many homages/parodies of Superman to count.
*** In ''[[Film/SupermanTheMovie the 1978 film]]'' they make it clear that the reason for the S symbol is that traditional Kryptonian garb always included a chest insignia with a family seal on it, and the seal of Jor-El's clan (a serpent coiled inside a shield) just happened to look kind of like what we think of as the letter S. This is why Superman's outfit had that symbol on it already when it was made out of the rags he was swaddled in when he arrived in the crashed spaceship from Krypton even though it wasn't until later that the media gave him the moniker "Superman", and this is why Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'s costume also has that symbol. In Pre-Crisis stories, such as ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', though, it was only a cool emblem.
*** In ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' Ralph Dibny reveals that the S is actually the Kryptonian symbol for the word "hope". Upside-down, it means [[spoiler:"resurrection"]].
*** Superman once defeated a ProudWarriorRaceGuy called Draaga in gladiatorial combat on Warworld. In the comics, Draaga wore a replica of Superman's costume, while on the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' cartoon he actually burned an "S" symbol onto his chest--in both cases this was so he wouldn't forget his failure.
*** ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' stopped wearing the S-shield during her brief Red Lantern stint in ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' arc, but she donned the S-emblem again after [[spoiler:taking her Red Lantern Ring off.]]
*** In ''Comicbook/SupermanBrainiac'', Supergirl's mother Alura wears one "S" on her belt buckle and one on the brooch that holds her toga on.
** "T" is for Tasmanian Devil (of the ComicBook/GlobalGuardians and Justice League Europe) and Red Tornado. Michael Holt's Mr Terrific has a T-shaped mask. Well, unless that's just facepaint.
** "W" (and occasionally "WW") is for Franchise/WonderWoman, when she's not using an eagle insignia. In a few continuities, like ComicBook/KingdomCome, the two are combined: a stylized eagle that happens to resemble a W.
*** In some Latin American countries, it's an "M" or "MM" for "Mujer Maravilla".
** "Z" is for General Zod--at least [[http://images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org/01/4/0/4/3085925656358520.gif the Polkistanian version]].
*** In the ''Legion of Super Heroes'' "Z" is also for...well, the guy wearing it is named ''Drax'', but considering Drax is a kid from the Phantom Zone, a safe guess would be "General Zod," presumably his father figure.
** "?" is The Riddler.
** "Ω" (Omega) is for Omega Effect, so ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'s modern costumes have a Greek letter Ω as a ChestInsignia.
** The Chinese character for the number "7" is for the ComicBook/GreatTen's Seven Deadly Brothers.
* In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse ...
** "A" is for ComicBook/CaptainAmerica (on his head) and ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} (on his belt buckle).
** "D" is for Demolition Man (sometimes just called "D-Man"). ''Two'' means Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}... though this gets a little complicated when you realize that Daredevil's original costume really did have the one "D", and is in fact the very same costume worn by D-Man (only with a Wolverine-like cowl).
** "F" is for Flatman, a member of the less-than-astounding [[ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers Great Lakes]] [[strike:Avengers]] [[strike:X-Men]] [[strike:Champions]] [[ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers Initiative]].
** "G" is for ComicBook/{{Galactus}} (on his belt buckle in his first appearance).
*** Joked with in a behind-the-scenes comic, which claims that Galactus was originally intended by Creator/JackKirby to be ''God'', the ultimate opponent for the ComicBook/FantasticFour. Thankfully, Creator/StanLee talked him out of it.
** "H" is for ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}. And Hardball.
** "I" is for [[WhoWantsToLiveForever Mr Immortal]], the Man Who Can't Die [[BlessedWithSuck No Matter How Much He Really Wants To]], and leader of the aforementioned Great Lakes Initiative. His 'I' is in multiple places, with 'Mr.' written inside the letter itself, since it's just a big rectangle anyway.
** "M" was for Mandarin, in his original costume. Also Magneto, in his mid-80's outfit.
** "N" is for Nomad.
** "P" is for Puck (of ''ComicBook/AlphaFlight'').
** "S" is for [[ComicBook/TheSentry Sentry]] (on his oversized belt).
** "T" is for [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] (sometimes — it's on his belt buckle in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}) and, by extension, Thunderstrike.
*** These days, Thor's belt buckle is the rune ''uruz'' (basically the letter "u"), because the Uruz rune was traditionally used to represent the god Thor. It also represents strength and virility. In addition, "u" stands for "uru", from which {{Mjolnir}} is made.
** "W" is for ComicBook/WonderMan (when he's not using CivvieSpandex).
** "X" is for the ComicBook/XMen's "x-factor" or "extra factor" in their mutated genes.
** Not a letter, but each member of the Comicbook/FantasticFour goes into battle with a large "4" emblazoned somewhere on their uniform.
* "MM" is for Comicbook/{{Miracleman}}/Marvelman.
* [[Franchise/ArchieComics Jughead Jones]] typically wears a sweater with the letter "S" on it (for Springdale). His crown is emblozened with a J.
* In [[http://johnnysaturn.com Johnny Saturn]], the Utopian, as an example, wears a stylized "U" on his chest. A variation of this would be Titanium Tom, who wears a patch on each shoulder with ''Ti''-- the symbol for titanium.
* The revived ''ComicBook/DarkwingDuck'' comic books featured many Darkwings. If they were Darkwing versions of other heroes, they'd have a 'DW' or 'D' on them (such as the Incredibles version). [[spoiler:One exception is a result of the entry under Western Animation; one of the infinite Darkwings took over Gosalyn's identity of Quiverwing Quack.]]
* In ''Son o' God'' comics, UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} wears spandex with a cape and a "JC" on his chest.
* In ComicBook/AllFallDown, S is for Siphon and P is for Paradigm.
* ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' plays with this in a more postmodern way, given the MundaneFantastic setting. Also, given the numeric themes exemplified by The League of Evil Exes, numbers often appear instead of letters, with the possible exception of the letter X.
** Scott himself has a t-shirt with the logo for the band Music/TheSmashingPumpkins, which happens to be the letters S and P - Scott's initials. He also has a patch with the letter X sewn onto the shoulder of his jacket, and he explicitly says this is because he is a fan of the ''X-Men''. During a scene in which he is increasingly afraid of Ramona's exes, he tears it off, and to differentiate himself from their numerical motifs, he wears a t-shirt with the word "zero" on it (an iconic shirt design worn by Smashing Pumpkins [[TheFaceOfTheBand frontman]] Billy Corgan).
** Nemesis Gideon Gordon Graves uses, as his corporate logo, a stylized image of three Gs (also resembling an inverted [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Triforce]] because Gideon is evil).
** Matthew Patel wears a jacket with the Greek letter Alpha on the shoulder, because Alpha is the first letter and he is Ramona Flowers' first evil ex.
** Lucas Lee, the second evil ex, has the number 2 tattooed on his neck, on the side of his trailer, and on his car. His belt buckle is two Xs.
** Todd Ingram, Ramona's third evil ex, is often seen wearing a big number 3 on his t-shirt.
** After defeating the fourth evil ex, [[spoiler:Roxy Richter]], and worrying that he himself is "just another evil ex waiting to happen", Scott is seen wearing a t-shirt that says says "4 1/2" in the style of the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' logo.
* From ''ComicBook/AstroCity'':
** "A" is for the All-American.
** Beautie uses a stylized "B" for her accessories.
** Appropriately for a [[ShowWithinAShow fictional hero]], the Crimson Cougar has a prominent double-[=CC=] logo.
** "F" is for the First Family.
** In a photo, the original Goldenglove is seen wearing a championship belt with a large "G" on it.
*** "GG" is for the C-rate villain Glue Gun, though it's only visible on his back-mounted glue canisters.
** Honor Guard's logo is a large serif H with a smaller sans-serif G embedded inside.
** "N" is for N-Forcer.
** "Q" is for Quarrel.
** Roustabout has a large cowboy belt with a double-R branding design.
** Supersonic's costume has a full-torso logo that resembles a very stylized "S".
** Winged Victory's emblem[=/=]TransformationTrinket is a capital "V" with a pair of outswept wings.
* In ''ComicBook/PS238'', a Batman-like hero called [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/ps238/comics/index.php?date=2007-05-21 The Revenant]] wears a stylized letter "R" on his chest.
* Exaggerated in ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'' where many heroes and villains have their entire name on their chest.

* [[HardLight Holographic Retro]] of ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' has an "H" on his forehead.
** Also, the Lightning Man has a giant "L" on his shirt.
* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': On the chest of Shinji’s Superman costume is an “S” emblem. It is one of the first things Touji notices about him when Shinji saves him and his sister.
-->''Those hands belonged to a boy, a boy his own age in red and blue. The sun was behind him so that he shone, and his face was in shadow. On his chest was an emblem, like an English S, angular and stylized in a diamond-shaped red field on the expanse of his blue chest.''
* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': When Asuka ditches her ComicBook/PowerGirl identity and becomes Supergirl she makes a new costume with an “S” emblazoned on her chest and another on her cape. It is one of the first things Shinji notices about her when he sees her in chapter 9:
-->''Her tight blue shirt made her not inconsiderable curves very apparent, and the yellow and red shield emblem with the "S" inside it on her chest only served to draw the eye to that area.''

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'':
** "i" — distinctly lowercase with a prominent dot — is for Mr. Incredible, and later his whole family.
** "EG" is for Elasti-Girl; she dropped this after the intro of the movie, for plot-explained reasons.
** "S" is for Syndrome.
* "M" is for both WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}} and Metro Man. [[spoiler:After Metro Man [[FakingTheDead faked his death]] he chose to change his name to "Music Man" and pursue a career as a singer.]]
* "G" is for Grabowski in ''Animation/CatCity''.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* "G" is for G-Girl, from ''Film/MySuperExGirlfriend''. G-Girl was notable for not having just one costume but (being a hip New Yorker) a whole closetful, each distinguished only by a "G" motif.
** Interestingly, she never explains what the G stands for.
* "1" in an "engraved" style similar to that on the one dollar bill for U.S. Bill of ''Film/TheSpecials''.
* Inverted in ''Film/ManOfSteel'', when Lois asks Superman:
-->'''Lois Lane:''' What's the "S" stand for?
-->'''Superman:''' It's not an "S." On my world, it means "Hope."
-->'''Lois Lane:''' Well, here [Earth], it's an "S".
* In ''Film/JusticeLeague2017'', Superman tells some children that his symbol is not an "S", it is a river. Like hope, it comes and goes, but is always there.
* In ''Film/TheGoonies'', when Sloth rips off his outer shirt, he reveals a Superman shirt with a single big "S", apparently standing for "Sloth".

* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Mrs. Weasley gave her sons knitted sweaters with letters on them one Christmas. P for Percy (or "Prefect" if you ask Fred or George), F for Fred and G for George. On the other hand...
-->'' 'You haven't got a letter on yours [Ron],' George observed. 'I suppose she thinks you don't forget your name. But we're not stupid -- we know we're called Gred and Forge.' ''
** And in [[Film/HarryPotter the movie]] at least, Ron gets one with "R" on it.
* In ''{{Literature/Superhuman}}'', the FlyingBrick Titan has one of these.
* in ''Literature/TalesOfAnMazingGirl'' has 'M for Amazing. Cause Shes Amazing.
* The eponymous letter in ''Literature/TheScarletLetter''. It's a red 'A', which is supposed to stand for "adulteress", but since Hester, the woman sentenced to wear it, is so helpful to the people in her community, they start to believe it stands for nicer things, such as "admirable".
* In a subversion, while [[Franchise/{{Zorro}} Zorro]] is occasionally depicted with a Z on his outfit, he usually just runs around cutting Z's into ''other'' people's clothes.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', when ComicBook/LoisLane is briefly the superhero "Stiletto", she mentioned wanting to sew an "S" on her chest but [[LampshadeHanging thinks it is too tacky]].
** [[spoiler:Clark wears a black-and-silver version in season nine.]]
* In ''Series/LoisAndClark'', when Lois gets super powers, she calls herself Ultra Woman, and her outfit (again designed by Martha) [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140604183205/marvel_dc/images/b/bb/Lois_Lane_Ultra_Woman_Lois_%26_Clark_001.jpg has UW on the shield-shaped cape clasps]]. In this series, the S-shield is only on Clark's outfit in the first place [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wehGfglnzyA due to a last-minute thought that it "needed something"]], an applique of the shield was apparently tucked into the baby blanket they'd found him in, and she correctly assumed it was a family crest.
--> '''Martha.''' Your folks'd be proud of you. We sure are.
** Lois' Ultra Woman costume has two shields/clasps. The right-hand one has "U" in the shield, and the left-hand one "W", so that someone facing her sees U-W.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** "?" is used by the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors, possibly related to the fact that his signature contains a question mark. According to the Twelfth Doctor, he still wears them - on his underpants.
** The Cybermen of series 2 and the 2008 Christmas Special feature a 'C' on their chests, standing for Cybus Industries, the organization that created them. The Doctor lampshades this, saying "Lumic's turned them into a brand". The Cybermen that appeared in "The Pandorica Opens" still used this design, despite being the original Mondas Cybermen, due to budget issues.
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E2TheHappinessPatrol The Happiness Patrol]]", BigBad Helen A has large capital letter 'A's on the sleeves of her outfit.
* "CH" is for [[Series/ElChapulinColorado Chapulin Colorado]].
* "G" is for Super Grover.
* "V" is for Major Victory, a season 1 contestant on ''Series/WhoWantsToBeASuperhero?''.
* From ''Franchise/KamenRider'':
** "V3" is for Series/KamenRiderV3 (the 3 is tiny on his belt buckle, but it's there)
** "X" is for Series/KamenRiderX
** "S" is for Series/KamenRiderStronger, and "T" is for his sidekick Tackle.
** "RX" is for Series/KamenRiderBlackRX
** In a non-Latin example, Greek letters are used for the Riders ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Riotroopers]]) in ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'': Φ (Phi) for Faiz himself, Χ (Chi) for Kaixa, Δ (Delta) for [[ShapedLikeItself Delta]], O (Omicron) for Riotroopers, Ψ (Psi) for Psyga, and Ω (Omega) for Orga.
** In ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'', Zeronos's belt resembles different letters in his various forms: "A" for Altair, "V" for Vega, and "Z" for Zero.
** "G" is for the AffectionateParody Film/KamenRiderG.
** Series/KamenRiderDecade, [[MilestoneCelebration celebrating the 10th year of the show's Heisei era]], sports an "X" for 10.
** "W" is for [[Series/KamenRiderDouble Kamen Rider W]] (pronounced and sometimes romanized as just "Double"). All the show's Riders fall under this trope, as the series has a LetterMotif and the Riders have their letters incorporated into their design. (The MonstersOfTheWeek also have associated letters, but don't sport them on their monster forms.)
*** "X" is for Xtreme, W's SuperMode.
*** "A" is for Accel, W's ally. His own SuperMode involves "T" for Trial.
*** "S" is for Skull, though the "S" is on his forehead and usually hidden under his hat. His belt is an "L" for ''its'' name, the Lost Driver.
** The Riders of ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' all sport an "R" logo, but it's unrevealed what it stands for; their enemies are the ones who came up with calling them "Riders" after the fact and there's no other R-word that fits. Drive's [[MultiformBalance various forms]] also have their own letter insignia displayed on his belt: '''S'''peed, '''W'''ild, '''T'''echnique, '''D'''ead Heat, and '''F'''ormula (Type Tridoron is an exception, having a color-inverted version of the regular "R"-logo instead).
** Series/KamenRiderBuild has an "S"-like logo that gets used as a ChestInsignia with later powerups, but as with ''Drive'' there's nothing obvious that it could stand for. It's possible that it's not actually supposed to be an "S", it just resembles one by coincidence.
* Non-superhero example: In ''Series/LaverneAndShirley'', "L" is for Laverne [=DeFazio=]. She has a cursive "L" on every blouse, shirt and sweater she owns. This was carried over to her military uniform in the AnimatedAdaptation.
** She even allowed Lenny to have one of her stylized "L"'s to replace the missing one on his jacket, making it say "Lone Wolf" rather than "One Wolf."
* In the PBS children's series ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'', a recurring cartoon feature, "The Adventures of Letterman", had the eponymous hero sporting a different letter on his "varsity sweater" each episode; his power was the ability to [[RealityWarper change one object into another by replacing a letter in its spelling]]. When his arch-enemy, the Spellbinder, fired a '''dart''' at him, Letterman replaced the 'd' with a 't', turning it into a '''tart''', which he then ate.
* [[Series/SaturdayNightLive The Ambiguously Gay Duo]] have G for Gary and A for Ace. Unsurprisingly, there happened to be times when they had to stand next to something large and Y-shaped.
* Betty Suarez of ''Series/UglyBetty'' wears an identical "B" necklace.
* From ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** The members of [[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger Goranger]] all wear belt buckles shaped like a "5" ([[OneTwoThreeFourGo as in "Go" for five]]), while each of their helmets are individually numbered from 1 through 5.
** The four main members of [[Series/JAKQDengekitai J.A.K.Q.]] wear belt buckles shaped like a "J", as well as individualized helmets and badges engraved with the first letter of their respective "rank" ('''J'''ack, '''A'''ce, '''K'''ing and '''Q'''ueen). Big One wears a belt buckle shaped like a "B1" and a helmet with a "1" engraved on it.
** "BF" is for [[Series/BattleFeverJ Battle Fever]] on the chest of the Battle Fever Robo. The individual members of the team have the first letters of their respective countries/codenames engraved on their belt buckles as well: Battle '''J'''apan, Miss '''A'''merica, Battle '''K'''enya, Battle '''F'''rance and Battle '''C'''ossack (who represents the Soviet Union).
** "D" is for [[Series/DenshiSentaiDenziman Denziman]], with the letters on the belts for "I [color]" (i.e. Denzi Red has "IR", Denzi Blue has "IB", ect.). The "I" is actually the left half of the letter "D" that forms the main emblem on their badges.
** [[Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan Sun Vulcan]] has a general "V" design that stands for "Vulcan". The Sand Vulcan jeep is also adorned with the letters "SV" as well.
** The members of [[Series/DaiSentaiGoggleFive Goggle-V]] all wear a badge with a "V" symbol (a roman numeral five), as well as belt buckles with "GV" engraved.
** "D" is for [[Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman Dynaman]] on their badges, plus a roman numeral and "D[letter]" for [=Dyna[color]=] on their helmets.
** "CM" is for [[Series/DengekiSentaiChangeman Changeman]] on their belt buckles and gloves.
** "FM" is for [[Series/ChoushinseiFlashman Flashman]] on their belt buckles.
** Subverted by the "5" in ''Series/HikariSentaiMaskman'', which doesn't stand for anything despite appearing prominently on the chest of each member (it was an [[TheArtifact artifact]] from when the show was going to be titled "[[WorkingTitle The Fiveman]]").
** "LM" is for [[Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman Liveman]] on the waist of the Live Robo.
** Another general costume design resembles "T" for [[Series/KousokuSentaiTurboranger Turboranger]]. We also have on their belt buckles: GT (for Grand Tourer) on Red, T (for Truck) on Black, J (for Jeep) on Blue, B (for Buggy) on Yellow and W (for Wagon) on Pink.
** Another team with "V" costume designs can take it as the roman numeral for [[Series/ChikyuuSentaiFiveman Fiveman]].
** "Z" is for [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Zyuranger]]; not on the Ranger suits but on the backside of the belt buckles (visible on the civilian outfits) and a couple places on the mecha. When it shows up in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' (Season 1), it can be implied to mean "[[BigGood Zordon]]".
*** With the exception of the Pteranodon[=/=]Pterodactyl, each of the Guardian Beasts[=/=]Dinozords bears a stylized initial: Tyrannosaurus has a yellow T on its chest, while the Saber-toothed Tiger wears a capital S and T on either side, the Mammoth does the same with M, and [=TRIceraToPs=] carries TRI and TP on the armor covering its treads.
** "D" is for [[Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger Dairanger]]. Its counterpart, ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' Season 2, dropped this but added a villainous version with "Z" for Zedd.
** "N" is for Ninjaman (in ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'') and Ninjor (in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' Season 3). Oddly, when Ninjaman powers up into Samuraiman he changes his emblem, yet it still resembles an "N" instead of an "S". (''Power Rangers'' doesn't have this problem because Ninjor keeps his name in both forms.)
** [[Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger King Ranger]] had 王, the kanji for "king", on the face of his helmet and on his staff. It provides a BilingualBonus in ''Series/PowerRangersZeo''.
** "C" is for [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger Carranger]]. (''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' ignores this completely and it's just a generic logo.) Also (in both shows), "S" is for Signalman and Blue '''S'''enturion.
** "M" is for [[Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger Megaranger]] (again, just a generic logo in ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''). This also shows up on the mecha in non-logo forms, though the later ones' "MV" and "MW" (Mega Voyager and Mega Winger) do apply to ''Power Rangers'' as those names weren't changed. In addition, "N" is for Negiranger, but this also is ignored in the US as we call them ThePsychoRangers instead.
** "H" is for [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Hurricaneger]] or, probably more accurately, Hayate Ninja Academy. (Once again, it doesn't stand for anything in ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm''.)
** "SPD" is for [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Special Police Dekaranger]] or [[Series/PowerRangersSPD Space Patrol Delta]]. They also have numbers on their chests, "1" to "5" for the main team and "100" and "VI" (6) for the [[SixthRanger extra members]]. {{One Shot Character}}s also show up with other numbers: "M" for 1000, which some also take in a roundabout way as 7 (M -> IVI -> VII); "X" for 10 (''Dekaranger'' only); and 0 (''SPD'' only - and appropriately enough for a wannabe). One temporary Ranger, [=DekaSwan=]/Cat Ranger, has no blatant number; but the design on her chest can be interpreted as "8", "白" (the kanji for "white" - which resembles 百, the kanji for a "hundred" minus one stroke, [[StealthPun making her 99]]), or a heptagon representing seven.
*** Also in ''SPD'', the Yellow Ranger has a necklace with "Z" for... Z (short for Elizabeth).
** "M" is for [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magiranger]] and [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Mystic Force]]. In the same series, "W" is for Wolzard and Knight '''W'''olf and "S" is for Magi'''S'''hine and Solaris Knight.
** [=AkaRed=], the living embodiment of every Red Ranger in history, originally wore a badge engraved with the number "30" during his first appearance in ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger vs. Super Sentai'' (which commemorated Sentai's 30th anniversary). This was updated to "35" when [=AkaRed=] returned as a semi-recurring character in ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' (the 35th Super Sentai show).
** The main [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Go-Ongers]] and [[Series/PowerRangersRPM RPM Rangers]] also have numbers 1-5 on their chests. There's also a "G" for Go-Onger in various places (including on the chests of the {{Sixth Ranger}}s in place of a number), but it's another that's stylized enough to serve as a generic logo in ''RPM''.
** The [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Shinkengers]] and [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Samurai Rangers]] wear the appropriate Japanese kanji (火 fire, 水 water, 木 wood/forest, 土 earth, 天 sky, and 光 light) on the visors of their helmets.
** "B" is for Basco in ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger''.
** The ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'' logo is a combination of the letter A for "Akibaranger" and the kanji 非, which means "non-" and is the first character in ''hikonin'' ("unofficial"), so it's sort of a bilingual example.
** "GB" is for [[Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters Go-Busters]].
** "TQG" is for [[Series/ResshaSentaiToQger ToQger]]. They're also another team with individual numbers 1-6, this time on their chests and helmets.
** At first glance, the ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger'' logo is a shuriken with lines representing wind around it. But the wind lines make it resemble 忍; meaning "shinobi" or "nin". ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaSteel'', yet again, considers it nothing more than a shuriken.
** In ''Series/KaitouSentaiLupinrangerVSKeisatsuSentaiPatranger'', the Lupinrangers have a "V" insignia and the Patrangers have an "S". It's not revealed what they stand for, if anything, though out-of-universe "VS" represents the two rival teams being ''[[VersusTitle versus]]'' one another.
*** In the same series, [[spoiler:"X" is for Patren X and Lupin X, which are both names for the SixthRanger depending on which team he allies with. He has the X motif since "X" is used in {{Versus Title}}s the same way that "VS" is.]]
* ''Series/SeiunKamenMachineman'' has "M" for the titular character, in both his superhero form and his CoolCar-CoolPlane vehicle.
* "Z" is used for Zubat, in ''Series/KaiketsuZubat''.
* "W", however, is not for Wojciehowicz. In ''Series/BarneyMiller'', the detectives get bullet-proof vests, but Wojo doesn't want to wear his. He says it makes him feel "like some sort of supercop -- like I should have a big W across here." If he feels invincible, he might forget, he says, that others around him are not.
* On the British science fiction comedy ''Series/RedDwarf'', holograms, such as Rimmer, are told apart from living humans by the "H" on their foreheads. The "H" changes size, color, and font every other season.
* ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'': In addition to Supergirl and Superman's traditional symbols, one time, Mr. Mxyzptlk pretended to be a superhero. He wore a replica of Superman's costume, with the "S" replaced with an "M".

[[folder: Music]]
* Parodied in Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" when Henry "Big Bank Hank" Jackson quips to Lois Lane, "You need a man who's got finesse / and his ''whole'' name across his chest."

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* "H" is for [[Wrestling/GregoryHelms Hurricane]], former resident superhero of the Wrestling/{{WWE}}. "R" is for Rosey, his boy (well, 300-pound Samoan who acts like a boy) sidekick.
** "R" may have been Rosey's insignia once he graduated from sidekickery, but first he was a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "Super Hero In Training" (S.H.I.T.)]].
** Rosey's real-life brother, Wrestling/RomanReigns, later took to wearing a mirrored "R" emblem on his vest, evoking his "superman" status on the roster. Reigns' former partners in Wrestling/TheShield also adopted emblems of their initials: Wrestling/SethRollins on his belt buckle, and Wrestling/DeanAmbrose on his entrance gear.
* Wrestling/ScottSteiner used the Superman S — actually the full Superman logo, until the expected legal action forced a change to an S in an ellipse.
* In another non-superheroic example, during his WWE tenure, the number "13" was for Wrestling/{{Tazz}}. According to Tazz, the "13" represented the bad luck his opponents must have had to have drawn him as their opponent for the evening.
* Some of Wrestling/KurtAngle's singlets featured an "A" inside a Superman-esque shield, obviously standing for Angle. In his typical smartass fashion, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] came up with his own vulgar ideas of what the "A" stood for.
* T on the forehead of Wrestling/{{CMLL}}'s Talismán, naturally.
* Sassy Stephie wears an "S" and a backwards "S" to make a valentine symbol on her chest.
* Wrestling/AJStyles (The Phenomenal One) has a wide assortment of gear with emblems of either "AJ" or "P1."
* Wrestling/KevinOwens, to capitalize on the abbreviation for "knockout."

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'': H is for Elemental Hero, but D is for Destiny Hero and N is for Neo-Spacian (although just to be confusing, one Elemental Hero works with all Neo-Spacians). Not to mention that each of the letters of the word 'Hero' has its own card. Since one of them gets any Elemental Hero from the deck to your hand, and another Special Summons an Elemental Hero from the Graveyard, this could be a literal case of Brought To You By The Letter S (or in this case, E/O).
* The UltraMarines logo in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' is a stylized U that looks more like an upside down Greek letter Omega.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Akuma from ''Videogame/StreetFighter'' has a winpose where the kanji for "heavenly sky" shines on his back, usually done after defeating an opponent with his Raging Demon super. It's pronounced "ten", by the way.
* "M" is for [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]], "L" is for Luigi, "W" is for Wario, and logically enough, "Γ" (capital Gamma) is for Waluigi. All these symbols appear on characters' [[NiceHat hats]], rather than on their chests.
* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''' ridiculously extensive costume creator gives you a choice of the entire uppercase Latin alphabet and figures 0–9. After six months of subscription, players get to access all letters of the Greek alphabet, uppercase and lowercase.
** Although ironically for a superhero game, not many players follow this trope.
* Klavier Gavin (Kyouya Garyuu in the Japanese version) in ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' has a G pendant.
* DK! VideoGame/DonkeyKong! On his tie, uniquely enough, but it's also his only piece of clothing.
* In ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'', Copy-X wears a jacket that crosses over his chest like an X (as do his four Guardians) and Cyber-Elf X looks like a ball with a rainbow X around it, foreshadowing his identity. In ''VideoGame/MegaManX 8'', X's earpieces have [[http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/mega-man-x8/screenshots/gameShotId,292464/ X-shaped lights]] and his new basic form in ''Command Mission'' has a stylized white X on his chest.
** While it isn't shown on his in-game sprite, Gravity Man from ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man 5}}'' has a letter "G" on his belt.
* Marisa Kirisame's design in the 12th ''Videogame/{{Touhou}}'' game, ''Undefined Fantastic Object'', gives her an apron with a large "M" on it.
** Hina Kagiyama, a curse/misfortune goddess, has a stylized kanji 厄 (''yaku'') on her dress, meaning "misfortune".
* In ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5 Part 2'', "P" stands for Purge.
* ''VideoGame/TwilightHeroes'' features the "letter shirt" for its superheroes, which can be customized to show any capitalized letter in the English alphabet.
* Porky Minch from ''Videogame/EarthBound'' wears an M on his shirt, for "Minch". His clay model artwork shows a P on the shirt instead, probably for "Porky".
* "K" is for Creator/{{Konami}} Man.
* Ash, BigBad of ''[[VideoGame/{{Galerians}} Galerians: Ash]]'', sports an "A" on his chest.
* The player character of ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' spinoff ''Arm Wrestling'' has a V on his shirt; since he's nameless outside the initials you give him, it's unknown what it might stand for.
* Dr. Neo Cortex of ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' has a giant N on his forehead. His niece Nina has a lowercase "n" on hers. It's evidently a tradition from the AcademyOfEvil they attended, as the headmistress Madam Amberly in ''Videogame/CrashTwinsanity'' has a giant A on her head.
* The big red R for Rocket of Team Rocket, general bad guys of ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver''. Of course, there's also [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Teams Magma, Aqua]], [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Galactic]], [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Plasma]], [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Flare]], and [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Skull]] - these six use a font style that's a bit more original, but there's still the 'M', 'A', 'G', 'P', 'F', and 'S'.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''
** "M" is for Strong Mad.
** Coach Z wears a medallion with a stylized letter "Z" on it.
** "TH" is for Bubs' alter ego, the Thnikkaman.
** Homsar wears a shirt bearing his name. In his [[Music/GunsNRoses Slash]] costume in "3 Times Halloween Funjob", it said "Slash" instead.
* ''WebAnimation/XRayAndVav'': X-Ray has an "X" made of green lightning bolts and Vav has a "V" with a hat and colored to resemble the British Flag. Before getting their spandex costumes, they just taped a piece of paper with the insignia printed on it to their shirt.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Knobs has 'U.S.S.' written on him. Its...not clear what that means.

* Mister Mighty, of ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', of course wears a gold "M" in an oval.
** His teammate, Dot Dash, wears a dot-and-dash on her chest; Morse code for the letter "A". This is one of the most convoluted PunnyName references ever: The dot is for her first name Dorothea, the dash is for her super-speed, the "A" is for her maiden name of Axel, and Morse code for her married name of Morse.
* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' after Bob very briefly becomes a SuperHero and then loses his powers, he says his one real regret is that he used a permanent laundry marker to make the "B" logo on his shirt.
* Evan from ''Webcomic/TheWotch'' always wears a shirt with a capital "E" on it. [[FountainOfYouth Lilly]] wears a dress with a lil' 'e' on it instead.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': When Kanaya imagines a troll version of [[spoiler:Rose]], she wears a dress with her initials, [[spoiler:[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004247 RL]]]].
** The actual trolls themselves are this as well, in a strange and roundabout way. The symbols the trolls wear on their shirts are twelve out of thousands which just so happen to coincide with our own zodiac symbols. Each color acknowledged by the hemospectrum has a library of hundreds of symbols associated with it; every troll is assigned one after they pupate, and they must wear it somewhere upon their person their entire lives. This symbol acts as a single-character signature for them and they may, in fact, sign documents with it.
* When ''Webcomic/{{Redd}}'s'' [[CharacterTitle titular character]] [[http://www.bumrushcomics.com/?comic=chapter82 gets her own official outfit,]] the chest features a big 'VR' (for 'Vicky Redd').
* Many of the companies in ''Webcomic/{{Consolers}}'' wear shirts featuring the first letter of their company name/logo, such as "N" for Nintendo, "S" for Sega, and "S-E" for Square Enix.
* In the superhero arc of ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'', Arthur Pendragon's identity as Kingman has a "K" on his chest.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* 'P' for Phase, in "Boston Brawl II" of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Since Phase is a density changer like the Vision, the 'P' starts out dense at the top and fades away at the bottom. Phase hates it.
* 'C' is for C the speed-of-light-octogenarian in ''Literature/LegionOfNothing''.
* 'J' for Jock, a super-athlete with heightened reflexes from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse''.
** 'E' for Embrace, a [[RubberMan stretchable]] supervillain. Also for Echo, a superhero with ultrasonic powers.
** 'A' for Apex.
** 'V' for Velocity.
** There's even one villain with a number: '8' for Eight-Ball.
* 'S' for LetsPlay/SimonLane of the LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}} in real life: He once wore a distinctive blue Franchise/{{Superman}} hoody. For a time in 2011, Simon's character Honeydew in the ''Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries'' had a metallic S symbol over his chest, which Simon claimed was for Simon AND Superman.
* In {{Website/Neopets}}, most Aishas have collars with the letter 'A' on them. The Darigan-colored one has a 'D' instead, and the Snot-'colored' one has an 'S'.
* Literature/JusticeSquad: Being a semi-satire of superheroes, it's quite prevalent on the team members.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* "A" is for Alvin, as in ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks''.
* "R" is for ComicBook/RichieRich, at least as Creator/HannaBarbera animated him. Also Ralphie from ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus''.
* "M" is for Marvin White, the aspiring superhero in the first season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}''.
** "J" and "Z" are for Jayna and Zan, the Wonder Twins.
* In the classic [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Bugs Bunny]] short "Super-Rabbit", "S" stands for Super too.
* All Canadians on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' have either the first letter of their name (T for Terrence, P for Phillip, etc.) or their position (f for fans at a football game) on their shirt.
* I.R. Baboon from ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' has an upside-down "IR" scribbled on his shirt.
* After fiddling around with casual outfits for José Carioca's comic book series, they eventually settled on a T-Shirt with a "Z" on it, for "Zé".
* "8" is for Manic 8-Ball, a one-shot villain from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''
* "DP" is for WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom (the "P" is inside the "D").
** And [[OppositeSexClone Dani]] [[DistaffCounterpart Phantom]].
** And [[AccidentalInnuendo something entirely unrelated.]]
* "F!" is for WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}.
* "H" (inside a male symbol) is for Captain Hero of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether''. It's actually his real name, though ([[EmbarrassingMiddleName Leslie Hero]]).
* "A?" is for a Canadian superhero appearing extremely briefly in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat.''
* "A" is for Atom Ant.
* "C" is for Coil Man of the Impossibles and for Curly Howard of the Robonic Stooges.
* "CR" is for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMyqHhfwgGc Captain Rescue]].
* "D" is for Dynomutt.
* "DM" is for WesternAnimation/DangerMouse.
* "F" is for Fluid Man of the Impossibles, for his namesake of the Super Globetrotters, for Frankenstein Jr. and for Blue Falcon.
* "G" is for Gizmo Man of the Super Globetrotters; InspectorGadget also has a few of these, most notably on his [[CoolCar Gadget-mobile]].
* "L" is for Larry Fine of the ''WesternAnimation/TheRobonicStooges'' (and "M" is for Moe and "C" is for Curly, of course(.
* "M" is for Multiple Man of the Impossibles, for his namesake of the Super Globetrotters and for Moe Howard of the Robonic Stooges.
* "Q" was (briefly) for Quiverwing Quack; WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck's daughter really wants in on the family business.
* "SD" is for WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo (on his engraved dog-tag).
* "SG" for Super Goof as he appeared on ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' and in the comics.
* "U" is for WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}.
* "N" is for WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster. It's actually a Varsity letter on a Letterman jacket, so InUniverse, it's more of a convenience that his school's name and the company that produced his favored console (and the fact that Videoland is populated pretty exclusively by characters from or inspired by that company's games) share an initial letter.
* "KP" is for ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. She doesn't wear the insignia, but it does appear on the screen of her [[CommLinks Kimmunicator]].
* "M" is for the [[TheVoiceless so-called]] Mysterious Mare Do Well of the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell alike-titled]] ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell episode]], whose [[FullBodyDisguise full-body costume]] includes a [[ChestInsignia cloak clasp bearing the letter]].
* "B" is for Burners, as of ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}''. The Burners wear a stylized B somewhere on their attire, save for Julie, to hide it from her father, Abraham Kane.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' (the 1987-1996), each Turtle has a belt buckle with his initial on it.
* When Rerp gains superpowers and becomes Holden's arch-nemesis in ''WesternAnimation/TheFlaminThongs'', he dons a costume with a big 'R' on the front of it.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Anne Boleyn famously had a necklace with the letter B. Also one with an AB monogram. And her daughter Elizabeth is portrayed wearing an A pendant that she must have inherited from her mother.
* Many sports teams use this, particularly [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Major League Baseball]]. As of the 2014 season, only 2 teams do not have letters on their home or away caps, those being the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles use letters on caps they wear with their alternate jerseys, while the Blue Jays did formerly use letters on their caps at one point in their history.
** The Minnesota Twins sport "TC" on their caps, standing for "Twin Cities."
** In sports with team captains, these will frequently be designated by a stylized letter C on the upper left or right of the front of the jersey. Alternate captains (typically used in ice hockey) will have an A.
* In Denmark, each political party has a corresponding letter, used during the election, e.g. V for Liberals (“Venstre”), A for Social Democrats, F for Socialists…