: What is your name? Elliot
: Um, well, what with me being a cat and all... Cat? Damien
: All of you animal people have horrible names. Elliot
: Well, uh, what can you expect? We were named by scientists, not writers or cartoonists
Characters with only a surname
, which describes them.
of Something Person
If the word for their surname doesn't have any obvious relation to the character in question, it's Mister Strangenoun
. If it's not a character but an offhand description of a prop, look toward I Call It Vera
(or the demonstrative I Call Him "Mister Happy"
). If their name reflects their color, it's also Colorful Theme Naming
. Nothing to do with They Call Me Mister Tibbs
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- The Riddler of Batman, born Edward Nashton, legally changed his surname - making him E. Nigma.
- Mr. Sinister of X-Men fame, who took that name because it was the last word his wife said to him as she died, when she realized what a monster he was.
Live Action Televsion
- Mr. Pump in the Discworld novel Going Postal. Of course, he's a Golem who was employed pumping water at the bottom of a well for a few hundred years, so it's an apt description (his 'name' was previously Pump 19)
- The Mr. Men and Little Misses are all named "Mr/Little Miss (Character's dominant personality trait)".
- The characters in Clue are named after the color of their pieces: Mr. Green, Mrs. White, Ms. Scarlet, Mrs. Peacock, Colonel Mustard, and Professor Plum.
- The song "Mister Cellophane" from Chicago.
- Fallen London has the Masters of the Bazaar, who go by "Mr <whatever>" the whatever relating to what they trade in, for example Mr Pages sells books, and Mr Wines sells drinkable things (but mostly alcohol).
- From South Park, Mr. Garrison's puppet Mr. Hat, followed by his replacements, Mr. Stick and Mr. Slave.