NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast which inspire fear because they are fearsome adjectives: ''Vicious, Grim, Sinister, Nefarious, Horrible'', etc.

Or they inspire mistrust because they sound "false", like [[HonestJohnsDealership "honest"]].



!!Common Adjectives:

* Kraven the Hunter, a ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' villain.

* Kraven, from ''Film/{{Underworld}}''
* Creator/WesCraven made a lot of horror movies, but he was a nice guy.
* Thomas Craven, the cop from the [[Film/EdgeOfDarkness American remake]] of the British TV show ''Series/EdgeOfDarkness''. (Though only the bad guys really needed to fear him.)

* The Craven family from ''Literature/TheSecretGarden''.
* Vandameer Craven from ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant''.

* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' has several instances:
** Yami (= Dark) Yugi, whose early punishments for people who attacked or threatened his friends included tricking people into yoyoing themselves through a roof to fall several stories, getting people stung by their own scorpions and subjecting people to illusory torture by EldritchAbomination.
** Yami Bakura, who loves [[AndIMustScream trapping people in game-based objects]] (such as, in the manga, storing souls in a pair of dice so they always rolled high).
** Yami Marik, who unlike the other two has no ancient Egyptian backstory, he just kills people.
* ''Manga/DNAngel'''s phantom thief, Dark Mousy. Also his evil counterpart, Krad.

* Franchise/{{Batman}}, the Dark Knight.
* ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, [[ComicBook/NewGods Lord of]] [[TheEmpire Apokolips]]. [[ThemeNaming Pretty]] [[ArchetypalCharacter clearly]] [[{{Troperiffic}} deliberate]].
* ''ComicBook/XMen'': Raven Darkholme, [[Characters/XMenVillains Mystique]]'s real name.
* [[ The Dark Rider]]

* A common misconception surrounding ''Franchise/StarWars'' is that Darth is Dutch or German for dark, when neither of these statements are accurate. Dark would be ''donker'' and ''dunkel'', respectively. [[ItWasHisSled Vader, on the other hand ''is'' Dutch for father]], though it is pronounced differently in Dutch.

* Then there's G. M. Dark from ''Literature/SomethingWickedThisWayComes''.
* Darken Rahl from ''Literature/SwordOfTruth''.
* Darquesse from ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant''.
* Darkstripe from ''Literature/WarriorCats'' is the BigBad's [[TheDragon Dragon]]. Darktail is also a villain in the sixth series, ''A Vision of Shadows''.

* ''[[CreepyCircusMusic The Carny of Mr Dark]]'' by Deathwatch Beetle Repairmen

* Joe Darke, a serial killer from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney''
* The Evil "Mr. Dark" in ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}''
* Dark Fact from ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}''.
* Dark Sol from ''VideoGame/ShiningInTheDarkness''.
* ''VideoGame/DotA2'' gives us Darkterror the Faceless Void.
* The default name for the Estate in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' is "Darkest", meaning that the [[FeaturelessProtagonist Heir]] is Lord or Lady Darkest.

* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation Marshall, Carter, and Dark, Ltd.]]

* Buzz Lightyear's former partner, Warp Darkmatter from ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand.
-->'''Buzz''': But Warp-\\
'''Warp''': Agent Z, please.\\
'''Buzz''' Of course, [[IdentityAmnesia amnesia]]!\\
'''Warp''': No.\\
'''Buzz''': [[EvilKnockoff Evil clone]].\\
'''Warp''': No.\\
'''Buzz''': [[ArtificialHuman Android replica]].\\
'''Warp''': No!\\
'''Buzz''': ...Okay, okay, it's so obvious! Zurg's [[MindControlDevice mind control ray]]. He got to you first!\\
'''Warp''': Actually, [[FaceHeelTurn I went to him]]. Evil is just so much more profitable than good, [[EvilFeelsGood and more fun]].\\
'''Buzz''': I don't believe it! The Warp Darkmatter I trained side by side with would not work for the most evil force in the universe!\\
'''Warp''': Look, Lightyear, I've been Zurg's payroll since the academy. Once I got the L.G.M.'s to spill the secret of the Unimind, the Big Z brought me on full-time. My name's ''Dark''matter! Who's surprised here?

* Dick Dastardly from ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces''.

* Tekkaman Evil, TheDragon from ''Anime/TekkamanBlade''.

* Dr. Evil, ''Film/AustinPowers'' arch-enemy, is a parody of both this trope and the DiabolicalMastermind Ernst Blofeld-type Bond villain.
* The titular SerialKiller in ''Film/{{Evilenko}}''.

* There's a group of devils in the fifth ditch of the Eighth Circle named the Malebranche, which means "Evil Claws" according to the [[ The Dante Encyclopedia]]. Each of them has a name to reflect their sadistic nature, with their leader going by Malacoda ("evil tail") as he hunts for politicians to hook and flay.

* Avery Schreiber played a villain named "Mr. Evil" on ''The Harlem Globetrotters Popcorn Machine''.

* Evillene the Wicked Witch of the West, from ''Theatre/TheWiz''.

* ''VideoGame/{{Berzerk}}'' has Evil Otto.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'': It may be an unwritten rule that the leaders of Cipher have some part of Evil in their name. First was Evice, and second was [[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness Greevil]]. For added evil points, Greevil's Japanese name translates into 'Deathgold'.
* Evil Marie in ''VideoGame/{{CarnEvil}}''.
* Evil Crash in the ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' series.
* Prior to its name-change, the Deviljho from VideoGame/MonsterHunter was named "Eviljho".

* ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'': Cruella de Vil. Triple whammy, because you have "cruel", "evil", and "devil" in her name, if you ignore the word breaks.
* Evil-Lyn from ''Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse''.
* Evil The Cat from ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim''.
* Aku (Japanese for Evil) from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''.

[[AC:Anime and Manga]]
* Greed from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', an AnthropomorphicPersonification of that [[SevenDeadlySins sin]].

* Greedo from ''Franchise/StarWars'' -- who did not [[TheDogShotFirst shoot first]].

* Greed from ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'', another personification of a deadly sin from another series.
* Greedy from ''VideoGame/{{Ristar}}''.
* Greevil from ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'', as mentioned directly above.

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|AndThePlaneteers}}'' foe, Hoggish Greedly.

Special thanks to TheGrimReaper.

* Wolfgang Grimmer from ''Manga/{{Monster}}''. He may look harmless but threaten his life and you'll wind up another victim of The Magnificent Steiner.

* Grimjack of ''ComicBook/GrimJack''.
* Mr Benjamin Grimm, otherwise known as The Thing of the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour''.
* There is a low-level Avengers villain by the name of Grim Reaper, whose abilities include a cybernetic scythe.
* [[ The Grim Hunter]], who shares this with his father Kraven (see below).

* The hero of the ''Film/{{Doom}}'' movie, John Grimm.

* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, a black dog known as "the Grim" is an omen of death.
* Grim Tuesday from the ''Keys of the Kingdom'' series.
* Grimhild, the EvilMatriarch of the Gjukung clan in the Old Norse ''Literature/VolsungaSaga''.

[[AC: RealLife]]

* Harald Hardrada the famous Viking. While Hardrada for some reason is not regularly transliterated into history books, it means something like "hard" "ruthless" or "grim".
* Ottoman Sultan Selim the Grim.
* Creator/TheBrothersGrimm. They might have been perfectly swell chaps themselves, but many of the fairy tales they collected were a bit... well, take a wild guess.

* Grimlock of ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''.

* Mr. Grimm of ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal''.

* Grimhilde, better known as the Evil Queen from Disney's ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''.

* Prime Minister Honest, the BigBad from ''Manga/AkameGaKill''.

[[AC:Films -- Animated]]
* Honest John from ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}''

* HonestJohnsDealership
** ''Garfield'' had one manned by some "Honest Ed".

* "Honest" Iago from ''Theatre/{{Othello}}''.

* [[ MGR-1 Honest John]] nuclear or nerve gas missiles.

Just silly enough that it's (as far as is recorded here) never used seriously.

* Horribin the Clown from Tim Powers's ''The Anubis Gates''. [[spoiler: An adept of Ancient Egyptian sorcery, who runs a crew of beggars that he crippled himself.]]
* Madame Morrible in ''Literature/{{Wicked}}''.

* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible''

* Lord Horribus in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''.

* Dr. Horrible from ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''' is a ... horrible example.

* Darth Sidious of ''Franchise/StarWars''. Double points for rhyming with "hideous". There is a certain in-story justification, as Sith 'names' are not technically names, but titles given after they've purposely started down the road of evil.

* School bully Bugs Meany from ''Literature/EncyclopediaBrown''.

* Evamean the Wicked Witch of the East, from ''Theatre/TheWiz''. In Creator/{{NBC}}'s adaptation, the Tin Man even exclaims, "They don't call her Evamean for nothing!", after recalling how the witch changed him from a human to a heartless metallic person.

* The eponymous ''VideoGame/IMMeen''.
* Team Meanies of ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonRescueTeam'', is a team that is composed of three Pokémon, two of which are commonly associated with dark and/or villainous behavior; Ekans, a snake who was the first Pokémon that belonged to Jessie of Team Rocket in the anime, and Gengar, the final evolved form of the Ghost Pokémon, Gastly.

* Creator/ColmMeaney, an Irish actor who is actually by many accounts a pretty nice guy. Doesn't help that outside of Star Trek fandoms he's mostly known for playing villains or at the very least hard-assed AntiHero types.

* Count Nefaria, a long-running Creator/MarvelComics villain.

[[AC:Films -- Animated]]
* Dr. Nefario from ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe''.

* Nefarian Serpine from ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant''.

* Nefaria is the right hand of the BigBad in Saban's ''Series/MaskedRider''.

* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': Lord Victor Nefarius AKA Nefarian the Black Dragon.

* Dr. Nefarious, a BigBad in the ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' series (''Up Your Arsenal'' and ''A Crack in Time'').
* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'': Dr. Nefarious Tropy. Bonus points for having a sinister name even when it's shortened ([[PunnyName N. Tropy = entropy]]). And he sounds like Creator/PeterLorre.
* Count Nefarious from ''VideoGame/{{Toonstruck}}''.
* One of Water Mages from ''VideoGame/{{Gothic}}''. {{Subverted|Trope}}, as he is mostly harmless.

* ''ComicBook/VandalSavage'', Creator/DCComics supervillain. Though he's a terrible person overall, [[PlayingWithATrope he's not particularly savage]].
** While he may act sophisticated much of the time, he ''is'' a cave man, and has engaged in thousands if not millions of acts of murder, torture and cannibalism in his incredibly long life.

* Globe-trotting millionaire genius super-man [[Franchise/DocSavage "Doc" Savage]] from the pulp franchise of the same name. Just because he's dedicated his life to using his superior abilities--[[TwoFistedTales and his superior fists]]--for the good of mankind doesn't mean he's not dangerous. Just ask his enemies.

* "Macho Man" Randy Savage

* Adam Savage from ''Series/MythBusters'': His job involves smashing, blowing up, or otherwise destroying various items in big and spectacular ways (and he is ''[[{{Keet}} very]]'' enthusiastic about his work). Also, in episodes where the crew play out character roles, Adam often plays villainous characters with "Savage" somewhere in their name (i.e. [[Film/JamesBond Baron von Savage]], [[{{Pirate}} Captain Redbeard the Savage]]).

* Will [[Music/{{Eminem}} the real Slim Shady]] please stand up?

[[AC:Newspaper Comics]]
* Shady Shrew from ''ComicStrip/SlylockFox''. This trope is usually extrapolated to other bit criminals like Reeky Rat or Slick Smitty -- it's surprising that name profiling hasn't been implemented yet.

[[AC:Tabletop Games]]
* Sid Shady from the riddle game ''Mind Trap''.

* Sinestro from ''Franchise/GreenLantern''. It should be noted that he's left(sinister)-handed. It's not clear how his home planet's naming works.
* Mr. Sinister from ''ComicBook/XMen''.

* Subverted with Professor Sinistra, Astronomy teacher at Hogwarts in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, who is actually a good soul, if an inveterate alarmist.
* Sinistrad from ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle''.
* Zig-zagged in ''[[Literature/HIVEseries the H.I.V.E. series,]]'' where the Political Manipulation instructor, the [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Contessa Maria Sinistre]], is a HeelFaceRevolvingDoor. The trend stops later in with her [[spoiler: granddaughter Lucy Dexter. "Dexter" being an alias to protect her identity, as she would not be able to study at the H.I.V.E. normally if the other students knew she also had MindControl like her grandmother. However, she is a good character, even one of the series love interests, until her DeathOfTheHypotenuse fate in book six.]]

* Synyster Gates from ''Avenged Sevenfold''.

* ''VideoGame/{{Sinistar}}''. He hungers! Run! Run! Run! Run!
* Slight variation: Sinistrals, from the ''VideoGame/{{Lufia}}'' games.
* Sinestra, [[TheDragon Deathwing's]] mate from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.

* Simon Bar Sinister, from ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}''.
* Senor Sinestrio of ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre''.

Both the meaning and the snakelike pronunciation have connotations of being sly, manipulative, scheming, smug.

* Slick Smitty from ''ComicStrip/SlylockFox''

* The Doctor of Style (and later known as "Reverend" after his HeelFaceTurn), Slick, a shifty manager in the WWF.

* Slick, the BigBad of ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansom''.

* Spades Slick, the heartless gangster from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''.
* Slick from ''Webcomic/{{Waterworks}}'', though he's an AntiVillain at worst.


* The title character of ''Film/DoctorStrangelove''.

* The Lestranges in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series.


* Vicious, the main antagonist from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''.
* The main antagonist of ''Anime/Pokemon4Ever'' is named Vicious the Iron-Masked Marauder (Vicious-sama no Kamen). He's also rumored to have been named for Sid Vicious, but evidence is hazy.

* In ''ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures'', there was a villain called Vid Vicious (obviously named after Sid Vicious).

* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Vishous]] from J.R. Ward's ''Literature/BlackDaggerBrotherhood'' novels, mercifully shortened to 'V'. Most of her male characters have bizarrely spelled "badass" names, including Torhment, Phury, Zsadist, Rhage, Rehvenge, and Wrath (well, that last one is spelled correctly). John Matthew doesn't fare any better with his warrior name: [[spoiler: Tehrror; as does Butch when he's revealed to be a half-breed and gets saddled with a vampiric name of legend: The Dehstroyer.]]

* Music/SidVicious of the Music/SexPistols. Sid was actually not that violent, nor was he particularly good in a fight; the pose of being a "moral danger" was certainly deliberate.

* The [[WesternAnimation/{{MASK}} Vicious Evil Network Of Mayhem]].

* Early in his career, The Human Torch fought a villain named The Painter whose not-very-subtle real name was Wilhelm von Vile.

* Count Vile from ''Film/PressStart''.

* Lord Vile from ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant''.
* Venandekatra the Vile in Literature/BelisariusSeries. It is specifically noted that other names (like "Grim") carry a compliment with them as well as an insult; they imply that someone is a MagnificentBastard. Whereas vile is just an insult.

* The ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' games feature a recurring foe named Vile (his Japanese name was VAVA, but [[DubNameChange it was changed]] [[WritingAroundTrademarks out of fear that it along with his uncanny resemblance to]] [[Franchise/StarWars Boba Fett]] [[WritingAroundTrademarks might cause trouble]]). Originally TheDragon in the first game, he would go on to make repeat appearances as a WildCard. The ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series would later introduce a Dr. Vile as its BigBad; this was [[OneSteveLimit localized as "Weil"]].
* The Vile Tribe, the antagonist race from the ''Franchise/{{Lunar}}'' series, is widely feared by the "good" races as AlwaysChaoticEvil, but their situation is more complicated than it first appears.
* Mr. Vile from ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie''. The worst thing about him may be that you ''can't'' run away from him really fast.
* V.I.L.E, the evil organization in the original ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego'' games. (It's also FunWithAcronyms and one of the ''more'' sensible examples, as it stands for Villains' International League of Evil.)

* Dire Wily, the villain to the also significantly named Halcyon Blithe in the series of the same name.

* Dr. Wily, from the ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' series.

* [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Wile E. Coyote]], though he's more of an AntiVillain than anything.

!!Other Adjectives:

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Subtly, several names translate to disabilities, though that's not always bad. On the good side, Cecile from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' ("Blind"). On the bad side, Claudia from ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' ("Lame"). "Cecile" comes from "caecus", which means "blind" in Latin. In olden times it implied powers of prophesy as well, since many famous seers (Tiresias for example) were blind.

* [=DePrayve=] from ''Comicbook/WerewolfByNight'', [[JekyllAndHyde an evil side of a good scientist]] who chose to go by that name since he is "[[CardCarryingVillain depraved]]".
* ComicStrip/FlashGordon's foe Ming the Merciless.
* ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'s name derives from "diabolico", meaning "devilish" in Italian. Double so because he took the name from a panther that was just that terrible (and the man who gave him the name was the one who, after barely surviving the first encounter, actually killed and stuffed the beast).
* The full name of Paperinik, ComicBook/DonaldDuck's superhero/antihero alter ego from Italian stories, is Paperinik the Devilish Avenger. Anyone foolish enough to earn his wrath has found out it's perfectly appropriate.

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* ''FanFic/MyImmortal'': [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Ebony]] [[PunctuationShaker Dark'ness]] [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Dementia Raven Way]]: {{Dark|erAndEdgier}}ness, [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness insanity]], CreepyRavens... Wait, this may be the best name ever.
* ''FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire'': Dread[[spoiler: Raven]].
* ''FanFic/SlyWitsParadise'': Awe the dragon. It is mentioned that even the dragons among other races fear him above all else.
* ''Fanfic/WhatAboutWitchQueen'': the Stormbringing Ocean, or Stormbringer for short. It's said that the climate there matches the name and the ships that dare to cross it - so-called pendulums - are giant {{Cool Boat}}s at least three times as big as regular seagoing ships.
* ''FanFic/{{Domoverse}}'': Sadist, who beat, starved, and [[spoiler:turned Issac into a girl]], inflicting PTSD on him in the process, and is a HeroKiller.

* The head of the Separatist military forces in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' goes by the moniker General Grievous.
* Not a character, but the sinister pub in ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'' is called "The Slaughtered Lamb". Can any good come of that?
* Lord Humungus from ''Film/TheRoadWarrior''.
* ''Film/MrSardonicus'': Baron Sardonicus (sardonic) and his servant Krull (cruel).
* Maleficent, the wicked fairy in Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''. In the LiveActionAdaptation ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' it is her birth name, leading to DeathbringerTheAdorable moments with an innocent fairy child bearing an obvious villain name.
* Tiránico from ''WesternAnimation/BolivarElHeroe''. His name translates as tyrannical, symbolizing his cruelty and the Spanish oppression in New Granada.

* Vendacious from ''Literature/AFireUponTheDeep'' is one letter off from "mendacious". [[TreacherousAdvisor Perhaps not the best name for the head of your intelligence agency.]]
* Ras the Destroyer from ''Literature/InvisibleMan''.
* Many villains in the ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series have such names as Cluny the Scourge, Slagar the Cruel, Ferahgo the Assassin, and Gulo the Savage.
* Lord Foul the Despiser from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'', who doubles as {{NamesToRunAwayFrom/Titles}} as well as {{Narm}}.
* W. I. C. K. E. D. from ''[[Literature/TheMazeRunner The Maze Runner Trilogy]]''. It doesn't stand for anything good, either: "World In Catastrophe: Killzone Experiment Department."
* Roger Chillingworth from ''Literature/TheScarletLetter''.
* Idlebury from ''Be Careful what you wish for'' by Stef. Its citizens are constantly idle (i. e. lazy).
* ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'': Baron Vengeous, Mevolent, Auron Tenebrae, Gruesome Krav, Christophe Nocturnal...the list goes on. Justified as ''they'' chose the names themselves.
* ''Literature/HowToTrainYourDragon'' is full of this: Grabbit The Grim, Gormless The Grim, Stoick The Vast, Grimbeard The Ghastly, Norbert The Nutjob, Madguts The Murderous, Murderous The Magnificent, The Seadragons Furious and Merciless, and, of course, Alvin The Treacherous.
* Spoiler from ''The Key To Rondo''. The kids quickly realize he's bad news, and suspect that he's [[spoiler: working for the Blue Queen.]] Worse, he's [[spoiler: actually Leo's Wicked Uncle George, who had given the eponymous Key to the Blue Queen so she could [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen run the world]] while he lived in luxury.]]
* In Literature/VorkosiganSaga Emperor Dorca's [[TheDragon dragon]] is Pierre Le Sanguinaire which means "Bloody Pete" in English.
* ''Literature/HorusHeresy'': In a series based on a [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} franchise]] absolutely encrusted with nightmarish titles, the high-ranking Dark Mechanicus official Urtzi ''Malevolus'' has one of the least subtle; most of the others at least did something violent to earn a title like "Flesh Tearer" or "the Red Angel", Urtzi seemingly joined up with a surname that is "malevolent" with the last few letters changed, then got promoted to a high rank.
* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', one villain is named Brokenstar.
* The BigBad in ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' is a BattleaxeNurse named Mildred Ratched, whose surname sounds an awful lot like "wretched".

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Robbie Rotten from ''Series/LazyTown''. Granted, he's not exactly [[HarmlessVillain easy to run away from]], but he's still got a vicious name.
* Sgt Gross in the ''Series/BlakesSeven'' episode "Moloch" is one of the lesser known villains of the show, but notably nasty.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Master Vile, his children Rita Repulsa and Rito Revolto]], [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Maligore (combination of Gore and Malevolent), General Havoc]], [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Dark Specter, Darkonda, Ecliptor]], [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Treacheron, Villamax, Deviot, Furio, Captain Mutiny, Hexuba]], [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Diabolico, Jinxer]], [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Onikage, Toxica/Necronomica]], [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Mesogog (from Magog, as in Gog and Magog)]].
** Treacheron is perhaps the only one of these characters who is misnamed. He is ''very'' loyal to his employer.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': Does anyone really want a hernia exam from a doctor named ''Crusher???''
** Also, anything at all "of Borg".
* The stated backstory of Spike in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' reveals that his ''human'' nickname was "William the Bloody". In a subversion, it originally referred to his "bloody awful" poetry; it didn't become literal until after he became a vampire.
* ''The Prison of the Abject'' from ''Series/EmeraldCity''. {{Lampshaded}} by the Wizard himself:
-->'''Wizard''': Mistress East and I, we had a partnership.
-->'''Glinda''': The Prison of the Abject.
-->'''Wizard''': Yes, [[{{Understatement}} an unfortunate name]].
-->'''West''': An unfortunate prison.

* Horrendous, the jock/big chunk of meat who ruled the warrior city from the video game ''VideoGame/{{Nox}}''.
* Iosa the Invincible in ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}''. How did she earn her title? By surviving a ''planet-buster completely unscathed''.
* All of the Soulless Gods of ''VideoGame/{{Lusternia}}'' get this treatment: [[BigBad Kethuru the Almighty]], [[TheJuggernaut Illith the Leviathan]], [[VoluntaryShapeshifter Crazen the Greedy]], [[CannibalismSuperpower Great Muud]] and [[Intangibility Zenos the Insubstantial]]. And yeah, they should ''[[OmnicidalManiac all]]'' be ran away from ''very'' fast.
* [=BadBad=] in ''VideoGame/SecretOfTheStars''.
* King K. Rool ("cruel") in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''.
* Feral Chaos in ''VideoGame/{{Dissidia|FinalFantasy}} 012''.
** Whose name in Japanese is Desperado (root word desperate) which isn't any better.
* One of the bosses in ''Videogame/RogueLegacy'' is a giant AsteroidsMonster with the boss subtitle "The Infinite".
* Bad King Greyghast the Terrible in ''Videogame/EmbricOfWulfhammersCastle'' manages to get "bad" and "terrible" in there, along with "ghast", a sort of monster.
* If a creature in ''VideoGame/{{Ryzom}}'' has an adjective in its name like "Lacerating", "Rampaging", or "Massive", then unless you are a fairly high-level player (or even if you are a fairly high-level player) you should be running as far away from it as you possibly can.
* The [[spoiler:virtual]] reality-warping soldier that serves as Dr. Eggman's [[TheDragon Dragon]] in ''VideoGame/SonicForces'' is named "Infinite", though how the name correlates to him in any way is never explained.

* ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'': Gabriel the Maskless.

[[folder:Web Originals]]
* ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'': Dr. Insano.
* ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' has [=DoesBadThings Guy=]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Clandistino from the cartoon ''WesternAnimation/TheBluffers''.
* [=McNasty=] from the 1988 ''[[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies1980s Pound Puppies]]'' movie.
* [[MeaningfulName Baddus]] from the ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'' episodes "[[Recap/MrBogusS2E1ComputerIntruder Computer Intruder]]" and "[[Recap/MrBogusS2E8BogusToTheRescue Bogus To The Rescue]]".
* Bruised Man's Curve, the dangerous mountain board course from ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower''.
* Miss Heinous from ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil''.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Johnny Rotten (real-life: John Lydon), band leader of the Music/SexPistols. Given that 'Johnny' is British slang for 'condom', that verges on {{squick}}, too.
* Raoul Vilain (real-life: Raoul Vilain), who killed French president Jean Jaurès.
* Duncan Ferguson AKA Duncan Disorderly. A [[ViolentGlaswegian Scottish]] footballer who lives up to his "hardman" image with four convictions for assault (including one on a cop!).
* Atropa Belladonna, better known as Deadly Nightshade. When the name of a poisonous plant actually contains the word "Deadly", it's probably sign that you should ''stay the hell away''!