A form of NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: People and families can have animals, real and mythological, as part of their names, but in fiction it's usually a dangerous sign to meet someone with a predatory animal in their name. ''Wolf, dragon, lion, tiger, coyote, snake.''

Note that animal names can go either way depending on the setting; they can imply evil, or can simply be used to imply that a character is fierce and dangerous, and as such, can be used for good characters or even heroes. Some animals are tipped more one way than others, of course; [[PantheraAwesome lions]] and [[NobleWolf wolves]] can imply nobility, but [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent snakes]] and [[ScaryScorpions scorpions]] usually don't. See AnimalStereotypes for possible reasons for why certain animals have sufficient evil/scary cultural connotations to qualify for this trope.


As we all know, one should NeverSmileAtACrocodile, and NamingConventions reflect that wisdom.

* One of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s enemies is called Killer Croc due to his crocodilian appearance. DependingOnTheWriter, this either comes from a skin disease that makes him look scaly, or a mutation that gives him actual reptilian genes.

* Krokodil is a makeshift opioid brewed from codeine in countries like UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} where heroin is harder to come by. The active ingredient (desomorphine) is several times more potent than actual heroin, but crude production methods (similar to those used to cook meth from pseudoephedrine) leave a ''lot'' of toxic byproducts in the brew, not only diluting the potency but also producing [[BodyHorror infamously gruesome side effects]] like gangrene. Indeed, the nickname "Krokodil" may be a reference to the scaly skin that develops around injection sites.

Most kinds of bear aren't well-known or catchy enough to get their own section, but watch out for anyone who goes by "Grizzly" or "Kodiak". However, Russian bears (as a name, nickname, or title) definitely fit in this trope.

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'''s Briggs Bears. With minds and bodies tempered by the driving cold of the border between Amestris and Drachma (approximate {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s of Germany and Russia, respectively), they're a force to be reckoned with.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Bartholomew Kuma.

* ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'': Beowulf's name is usually interpreted by linguists as "the bees' enemy", which in turn is tentatively a poetical expression for "bear".
* The name of Beorn from ''Literature/TheHobbit'' means literally 'bear'. He can -- guess what? -- turn into a bear.

* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': 'Sugar Bear'.
* This trope with a twist: in the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Gunmen of the Apocalypse", one of the denizens of Kryten's western-themed dreamscape was named 'Bear-Strangler' [=McGee=].

* Bear Hugger, the gigantic [[CanadaEh Canadian Lumberjack and Boxer]] in ''VideoGame/PunchOut''.
* ''VideoGame/ReturnToKrondor'' has BigBad Bear, who is very tall, very muscular, and very deadly.
* VideoGame/{{Fallout}}:
** Paladin Kodiak from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', and the Bear Brothers from the ''The Pitt'' DLC.
** In ''[[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas New Vegas]]'', [[TheFederation NCR]] troops are sometimes called "Bears", after their flag. [[DownplayedTrope It only happens on occasion, and most often as a metaphor than to describe them directly.]]
* Ursula of ''Videogame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'' is a two-fer example. She's also known as the "Blue Crow", and for having a [[ThatOneLevel notoriously difficult chapter]] where she [[PlayingWithFire has a Meteor tome.]]

* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has Zuko's mother Ursa, whose name is Latin for a female bear and is quite appropriate for a quintessential ''figurative'' MamaBear. She's a kind and loving mother, but hey, it takes a loving mother to ''aid an assassination'' in order to protect her son.
* The central villain in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' is the sea witch Ursula. The name actually means "''little'' female bear", and the character is more like an octopus than a bear (being an {{unscaled mer|folk}}maid with tentacles instead of a tail), but she turns it into a Name to Run Away From ''anyway''.

* Machine example: The Russian Tu-95 "[[BearsAreBadNews Bear]]" nuclear bomber, designed to reach the United States from the Soviet Union and let loose nuclear armageddon. Later examples served in the anti-submarine and anti-ship roles and were a menace to US submarines and aircraft carriers.


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* Bob "Bull" Hurley from ''Film/OverTheTop''.

* From ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'', the stubborn and thuggish Reginald Front-du-Boeuf ("bull-head").
* [[SadistTeacher Miss Trunchbull]] in ''Literature/{{Matilda}}''.

* Bull Shannon from ''Series/NightCourt''.

* Thady "The Bull" [=McCabe=] from John B. Keane's drama ''The Field''. His short-tempered nature is so well-known in the community, [[spoiler: it helps him get away with murder]].

* Red Minotaur from ''[[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Devil Kings]]''.
* The Turkish [[BullfightBoss Bald Bull]] from ''VideoGame/PunchOut'', who is one of the few characters with a One Hit Knock Out move.

* Adam Taurus from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''.

* Another machine example - the Russian Tu-4 "[[ReportingNames Bull]]", a direct copy of the Boeing B-29 and the first Russian nuclear bomber with the range to reach the United States (albeit one-way). When the first one of these turned up, the UsefulNotes/ColdWar started to look as though it was going to get dangerously hot.

* Corporal Leslie 'Bull' Allen of the Royal Australian Army. During the New Guinea campaign in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII he personally carried no fewer than twelve wounded men out of the line of fire. Possibly a name to crawl toward, in this case.


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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' -- Coyote Starrk: The Primera Espada.

* King Hardin, a cavalier of the kingdom of Aurelis, a.k.a. Coyote, from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight,'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem,'' as well as their remakes ''Shadow Dragon'' and ''New Mystery of the Emblem.'' And in the sequel, [[spoiler:[[LoveMakesYouCrazy he's turned evil out of jealousy]], and fights as a powerful foe against the protagonist Marth's army.]]

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': Xanatos' own look-alike robot.


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* Misaki Yata in ''Anime/{{K}}'' goes by the nickname Yatagarasu (a mythological crow) to sound more intimidating, instead to his real name ([[GenderBlenderName "Misaki"]] means "beautiful blossom").
* The ''Anime/{{Karas}}'', supernatural guardians of Japan's human and {{youkai}} population, who can [[RuleOfCool turn into and cars and jets]] and [[TimeStandsStill stop time]].
* Karasu from ''Anime/{{Noein}}'', a badass with ridiculous speed and strength, along with the power to warp time and space.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'': Crow, the Myth/RobinHood-esque, heavily Markered friend of Yusei.

* Ashe Corven from ''Comicbook/TheCrow'' series also qualifies, as it appears to be derived from 'corvus', the Latin word for 'crow'.

* Karasu (Japanese for crow) from ''Three of Heart, One of Blood'' doesn't seem like this at first: He offers to [[spoiler:bring Yukimori back to life]]. Unfortunately, it doesn't hold, as [[spoiler:he's a Legacy and can't raise the dead -- but he can cast extremely realistic illusions]].

* From ''Literature/CatsCradle'', a circle of the [[CorruptChurch religion Bokononism]] is known as a karass.
* Crow, the demon summoner from ''Literature/TheGrimnoirChronicles''.
* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Crowfeather is an unfriendly, aggressive character, although he turns out to be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.

* Justin and Iris Crowe in ''Series/{{Carnivale}}''.

* Jacob Crow of ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'' fits the bill.
* ''VideoGame/NightmareCreatures'' had Aleister ''Crow''ley as the BigBad of the series.
* ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'''s archnemesis [=PsyCrow=].
* Corvo Attano of ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has a ghoul named Mr. Crowley, likely named after the aforementioned Aleister Crowley.
* The [[CoolBoat Jackdaw]] of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag''. What starts off as a brig, through numerous modifications, it's capable of going up against man-o-wars, and can even destroy legendary ships thought to be indestructible.
** Following on from this, the Morrigan of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRogue''. A sloop-of-war under the command of the former Assassin Shay Cormac, this ship was incredibly advanced for it's time. It's weapons included upsized [[MoreDakka Puckle guns]][[note]]considered by many to be the first modern machine gun[[/note]], [[{{BFG}} carronades]], and [[KillItWithFire burning oil]].

* The racist Jim Crow laws of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, designed to enforce segregation in the South in the wake of Reconstruction.
* Creator/RussellCrowe might not look as sinister as some of the other examples listed here, but God help you if you ever [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark edit his poetry]]!
* The notorious late 19th-to-early 20th century playboy occultist Creator/AleisterCrowley. Not actually a bad guy, but given his reputation at the time (which there's reason to believe he actively encouraged) he might as well have been a supervillain.


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* From ''Manga/OnePiece'', Dragon the Revolutionary. As noted further down, [[spoiler:also overlaps with "Monkey."]]

* ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'': Dracul, in Romanian, means "dragon" as well as "devil". Therefore, "Dracula" means "son of the dragon".
* In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', a wrathful demon fixated on maiming any in his reach is named "Draghignazzo," which the Dante Encyclopedia translates as "Big Nasty Dragon." That simple and bestial name tells you everything you need to know about this single-minded torturer.
* Draco Malfoy from ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
* ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' has 'Draconus'. If that doesn't sound impressive enough, given the importance of dragons in the setting, then his title 'Suzerain of Night' surely will.
* Rand Al'Thor and Lews Therin Telamon from ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''.

* ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki''. Ryu is Japanese for Dragon.
* Count Dregon, the BigBad from Saban's ''Series/MaskedRider''.
* You don't have to worry *too* much about ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' Arthur Pendragon. His father, king Uther Pendragon, however...[[note]]'Pendragon' means 'son of the dragon'[[/note]]

* Dragin from ''yerCake''.
* Drago from ''Film/RockyIV''.

* TheDragon and its subtropes. Not every [[{{Villains}} bad]] can be [[BigBad number one]], but NumberTwo is usually a close second.

* Date Masamune, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin One-Eyed Dragon]] of Oshu from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''. It's especially significant since he's referred to mostly by (and is infamous through) this name.
%% * The Dovahkiin, who's title in Dragon litterally means Dragonborn. (What work is that from?)
%% * ''VideoGame/DrakeOfThe99Dragons''.
* The [[RedBaron Dragon of Dojima]], [[{{VideoGame/Yakuza}} Kiryu Kazuma]].

* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Uncle Iroh, nicknamed "The Dragon of the West".
** Long Feng, whose name means "Dragon Phoenix" in Chinese. Bonus points for sounding like "long fang".
* Drago, son of the BigBad Shendu, of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''.

* Draco, a lawmaker from ancient Greece, from whom we get the term "draconian" as in "draconian penalties", meaning extremely harsh penalties. His name is similar enough to the Greek word for dragon, and so little is known about the man himself, that it's up for debate whether this is a coincidence, or whether Draco is an assumed name chosen to invoke this trope.
* Vlad Dracul and his son Vlad Dracula of Wallachia (the bynames meaning "dragon" and "the dragon's son" respectively), who were certainly apt to invoke this trope in their lifetime. The name, however, has a relatively harmless origin story, as it became the elder Vlad's nickname when he joined the the Order of the Dragon, a late-medieval chivalric order.
* Billy Drago is the stage name of a character actor who generally plays SmugSnake variants. Coincidentally, it's his mother's real surname.
* Sir Francis Drake works if you're Spanish.


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* The entire team from ''Anime/EagleRiders'' (a.k.a. ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'').

* General Orlov from ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' ("oryol" means "eagle" in Russian).

* Bartlet's secret service code name on ''Series/TheWestWing'' is Eagle.

* The Eagles were one ''hell'' of an awesome band.

* Eagle of ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', where Eagle is one of the four animal-themed luchadores running around in the head of Edgar Teglee, with Tiger, Cobra, and Dragon making up the rest. His catchphrase: [[spoiler:Ca-caw!]].
* From ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', Connor's ship, the Aquila, was built as a brig, but was incredibly fast for it's size, and was so infamous, it was dubbed "The Ghost of the North Sea" for it's ability to appear from the darkness of the sea, inflict tremendous damage, and retreat as if it was never there.
** In ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI Assassin's Creed]]'', Altaïr ibn-La’Ahad's whole name: it translates from Arabic as, essentially, "eagle the son of none." He's also one of the most deadly and influential Assassins in the franchise.

* The F-15 "Eagle", for the 1970s the most dangerous fighter aircraft in the world, and no less dangerous today.


* Myth/{{Merlin}} from the Myth/KingArthur legends, whose name is also that of a small falcon.
* Faile Bashere from ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' is definitely a terror to deal with if you mess with her husband.

* Captain Falcon from ''VideoGame/FZero''.
* Falco Lombardi from ''VideoGame/StarFox''.
* The main protagonist of the ''VideoGame/SilentScope'' series (except for ''EX'').

* The F-16 Fighting Falcon, CoolPlane and very dangerous.

While obviously not a "scary" animal, the flamingo has nevertheless been used as a name for villains and dangerous characters surprisingly often.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Donquixote Doflamingo, a nihilistic pirate and [[PeoplePuppets puppet-master]] who [[RazorFloss slices people into pieces]]. He dresses in a pink, feathery coat and dabbles in slave trade, and abandons it because it's become passe (the slave trade, not the coat).

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* There's a vampire called Flamingo in ''Scarlet # 1''. Reviewing the comic, [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] finds it ridiculous.
* ''GrandMorrisonsBatman'' gives us the villain Flamingo, Eater of Faces. Which is pretty scary without the "Flamingo" part, actually.

* Lord Vetinari of the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series often reminds people of a sober flamingo. A predatory one.

* CJ's Secret Service codename on ''Series/TheWestWing'' is flamingo. She does not appreciate this.
-->'''CJ''': The flamingo is a ridiculous-looking bird!

[[folder:Fox (Vixen, Reynard, etc.)]]
Variations of "Reynard" -- the original trickster-fox from the medieval stories -- include, but are not limited to, Renard, Reinhardt, Reineke; possibly even Renfield from ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''. If somebody in your group has a variation of that last name, avoid him. He's TheMole.

* In the ''Film/RushHour'' sequels, not one but two villains have names that translate to "Fox" in that character's native language: Hu Li, from 2, and Inspector Renard from 3.
* ''After The Fox'', starring Creator/PeterSellers as the criminal MasterOfDisguise "The Fox". Of course, this is a subversion, played for laughs.
* Renard, the BigBad of ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough''.

* Le Renard Subtil is the name of the villain in the novel ''Literature/LastOfTheMohicans''. DEFINITELY traitorous.
* ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}''. Means, in case you didn't know, 'fox'.
* August Rommel Taggart, the villain in Mary Higgins Clark's ''A Stranger Is Watching'', calls himself "Foxy" because of his middle name (see the "Real Life" subfolder).
* Silas Fennec, the villain from ''Literature/TheScar'' by Creator/ChinaMieville.
* Foxheart (though not quite a villain, more like an annoying antagonist) from ''Literature/WarriorCats'', whose name in-universe is an insult meaning cruel or heartless.

* An [=UnSub=] from the ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episodes "The Fox" and "Outfoxed" was known as... "The Fox"
* Evgeniy Fox, archvillain from ''Series/TheMeetingPlaceCannotBeChanged''.
* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' has Captain Renard. Ironically for this series, which is normally heavy on ThemeNaming, he is ''not'' a literal fox creature. [[http://grimm.wikia.com/wiki/Sean_Renard He's a warlock-creature who looks like a zombie when 'woged']]

* Steve Fox from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'': Pretty much every member of Foxhound.
* ''VideoGame/StarFox''.
* La Volpe from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreed2''.
* Vulpes Inculta of ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''.
* Maria Renard from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood'' and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'', and she can kick some ass. Also, Reinhardt Schneider from ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}}''.

* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'''s resident plush doll-possessing fox spirit Reynardine, a.k.a. Renard.

* Janine "Fox" Renard from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''.

* [[ThoseWackyNazis Wacky Nazi]] Reinhard Heydrich and MagnificentBastard Erwin "The Desert Fox" Rommel.
* Justin Volpe, the DirtyCop who {{Prison Rape}}d Abner Louima.


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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Griffith's Band of the Hawk. They were known as the "Grim Reaper of the Battlefield" back in the day, and their [[TheLegionsOfHell second incarnation]] is even worse.
* Riza Hawkeye from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is a scarily good shot.
* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' has Takamura Mamoru and Brian Hawk, both violent boxers that used to fight on the streets.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Dracule "Hawkeyes" Mihawk.

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* ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, of ''ComicBook/TheAvengers''.
* ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} and ComicBook/{{Hawkgirl}}, sometimes seen in the ''ComicBook/JusticeLeague''

* Frank Hawkes from 1982's ''Film/{{Alone in the Dark|1982}}''.
* Lincoln "Linc" Hawk from ''Film/OverTheTop''.

* Spenser's partner from the ''Spenser'' series of novels.
* Natty "Hawkeye" Bumppo from ''Literature/TheLeatherstockingTales''.
* The nickname of John Ross Freemark, the ''ChosenOne'' of the ''Literature/GenesisOfShannara'' series.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' has a tendency to have antagonists with Hawk names - Hawkfrost, Hawkheart, and Silverhawk.

* Stringfellow Hawke, pilot of the meanest chopper in the skies, ''Series/{{Airwolf}}''.
* Hawk on ''Series/AmericanGladiators''

* Hawk of the [[Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors the Road Warriors[=/=]the Legion of Doom]].

* There are a number of boxers who have used "The Hawk" as their RedBaron title, but there are two that particularly stand out:
** Julian Jackson, who is a near unanimous choice among hardcore boxing fans as ''the'' hardest pound for pound puncher in boxing history. Jackson was infamous for routinely turning other fighters into an unconscious, convulsing, heap with a single blow. Even other power punchers were awed by him, for example Mike Tyson once described him as "a middleweight who could knock out heavyweights". [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2emS52tdINY A brief video tribute to Jackson]].
** Aaron Pryor, who ruled the 135 and 140 divisions with an iron fist in the early '80s. Pryor was known not just for his power, (he won 39 fights in his pro career, 35 of them by knockout) but also for his endless stamina and being seemingly impossible to hurt.

* Hawke from ''[[VideoGame/NintendoWars Advance Wars]]''.
* ''VideoGame/MetalWolfChaos'': Richard Hawk.
* Hawk in ''VideoGame/PilotWings 64''.
* Hawk in ''VideoGame/SoldierOfFortune''.
* T. Hawk from ''Franchise/StreetFighter''.

* Agent Gilbert Hawk of the ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum''; PPC agents may be the good guys, [[GoodIsNotNice but they're]] [[HeroicComedicSociopath still dangerous]].

Pretty much anybody named "Jackal" is either an assassin or a terrorist.

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* Kurodo Akabane, aka Doctor Jackal from ''Manga/GetBackers'' is a Transporter who doesn't care how much a job pays, only how interesting it will be. And "interesting" to Doctor Jackal usually involves fighting someone powerful and killing them.

* The Jackal, one of ComicBook/SpiderMan's foes.

* The otherwise anonymous assassin, from 1973's ''Literature/TheDayOfTheJackal'' (an adaptation of the Frederick Forsyth novel), and 1997's remake of the movie, ''Film/TheJackal''.

* Mr. Jacquel from Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Literature/AmericanGods'', better known as the [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Egyptian god]] Anubis.
* The Assassin from the Frederick Forsyth Novel ''Literature/TheDayOfTheJackal''.

* An assassin called Jackal tails the characters in ''VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia''.
* Falcon's loose cannon partner in ''VideoGame/SilentScope 2''.
* BigBad of ''VideoGame/FarCry2''.

* Infamous terrorist Carlos "The Jackal".

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* Leos from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'', on the other hand, are only dangerous if you yourself are not also in a HumongousMecha.

* ''Film/MirrorMask'' star Creator/StephanieLeonidas, and her sister Creator/GeorginaLeonidas.
* King Leonidas from ''Film/ThreeHundred''.
* Leon the assassin from ''Film/TheProfessional''.
* Lyon "Lionheart" Gaultier, from the 1990 [[Film/{{Lionheart}} film of the same name]].

* Lionheart and Lionblaze in ''Literature/WarriorCats''. Neither of them are evil, but you would not want to run into either, and Lionblaze in particular, in a fight.

* Lionel, Lex Luthor's uber-villainous dad in ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.
* Series/UltramanLeo. He even hails from the constellation!

* Lion El'Jonson, in addition to being an homage to a poet. Primarch of the Dark Angels of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.

* Squall Leonhart in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''.
* [[BigBad Lyon]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones''.
* Leon S. Kennedy of the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' series.
* Leon Magnus from ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'' who is practically unbeatable when you first meet him. Also prideful, and his last name is Magnus.
* Leon, the shotgun-wielding second boss of ''VideoGame/WinBack''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has the Brotherhood of Steel Elder, Owyn Lyons, and his daughter, Sentinel Sarah Lyons.

* Lion-O of ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011''.

* UsefulNotes/LeonTrotsky fought off an assassin who had just whacked an icepick into his skull.
* UsefulNotes/DavidBenGurion means "Son of a Lion".
* King Leonidas of Sparta, as noted above.
* King UsefulNotes/{{Richard the Lionheart}}ed.


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* Goku from ''Manga/{{Dragonball}}''. In the first series, he has a tail, the cloud that transports him around, and his magic staff, not to mention adapted forms of many of the companions.
* Saruhiko Fushimi of ''Anime/{{K}}'' (Saru means "monkey")
* The Monkey D. family of ''Manga/OnePiece'', which includes main character Monkey D. Luffy, his father [[spoiler: revolutionary leader Monkey D. Dragon]], and his fearsome Marine grandfather [[spoiler:Vice-Admiral Monkey D. Garp]].
* Goku from the ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' series, a Bishounen-looking fellow restrained by the crown from the original stories, who fights with a staff.

* Goku from the Film adaptation of the popular anime, ''Film/DragonballEvolution''.
* Jet Li's Monkey King from ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom''.

* One of the lead characters in the oft-retold ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', Sun Wukong (or Son Goku).
* The Baboon Warrior is a post-human 'tagonist (pro-? an-? it's never quite clear) from ''Shiva3000''. He kills malfunctioning Hindu gods.

[[folder:Mustelids (weasels, skunks, badgers, and wolverines)]]
They may not be particularly dangerous on the surface, but they will be the sort of person who holds a grudge and will not let go of it.

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* Itachi from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', whose name literally means "Weasel".

* Years ago there was a comic series starring one Norbert Sikes, who put on a costume and fought crime in the streets as... ''ComicBook/TheBadger''. Yeah, he was nuts. It was a great book, though.
* Marvel's ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}''.

* ''Film/{{Newsies}}'' has a character named Weasel.
* The conniving and malicious [[AristocratsAreEvil Duke of Weselton]], from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', is constantly called the "Duke of Weasel Town".

* ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows'': [[SpeciesSurname Mr. Badger]], who is a badass JerkWithAHeartOfGold. And a badger.
* The naming of the Weasleys of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' subverts this.
* The final one of Tavi's many names in ''Literature/CodexAlera'' is Gaius Tavarus Magnus. Lord Wolverine the Great. You may now shit yourself.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' has a couple characters with names beginning with "Weasel-" and "Stoat-", who tend to be minor characters. There was also a kit who was apprenticed and forced into battle at too young of an age named Badgerpaw; as he died, he chose his own warrior name, Badgerfang.

* Badger from ''Series/{{Firefly}}''.

* Similar to Brock Samson (see below), Wrestling/BrockLesnar, who inspires dread every time he shows up in Wrestling/{{WWE}}.

* "Brock", as in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''' Brock Samson, is old English for "badger".

* The Tu-16 "Badger", yet another Russian nuclear bomber, one that was eventually turned into a powerful anti-ship platform like the Tu-95 "Bear".

[[folder:Other wildcat species]]

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': The name of Grimmjow's release counts: Pantera.

* J. C. Cooger from ''Literature/SomethingWickedThisWayComes''.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'': Revolver Ocelot.
* Jean-Luc Cougar from ''VideoGame/WinBack''.
* [[FinalBoss Great Puma]] from ''VideoGame/ProWrestling''.
* The Puma boss tank in ''Iron Tank''.

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* The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, which took its memorable signature animal from an area high school football team.


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* Rex Raptor of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' could be a subversion.

* Lord Raptor in ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}''.
* Raptor in ''X-Kaliber 2097''.

* The F-22 Raptor, the only 5th generation fighter in the world, and the only true "stealth" fighter pending the arrival of the F-35. Simulated battles have given it a kill ratio of more than a ''hundred to one'', so if you're an enemy fighter pilot and your wingmen start blowing up without warning, running away is your only option.


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* Ravenus from the ''Linkage'' mini-comics packed in with the ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Micron Legend]]'' DVD's in Japan. Also a pun on "ravenous", to boot.
* Raven is also one of many [[EldritchAbomination Chains]] found in the world of ''Manga/PandoraHearts''.
* Also, Raven from ''{{Franchise/Zoids}}''.

* ComicBook/{{Raven}} of ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', both comic and [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans cartoon]] versions.
* ''Comicbook/XMen'': ComicBook/{{Mystique}}'s real name is Raven Darkholme.

* ''FanFic/MyImmortal'': Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way. Yes, the apostrophe's included. [[RougeAnglesOfSatin Sometimes]].

* Raven, the PerkyGoth from ''Film/CecilBDemented''.
* Eric Draven from ''Film/TheCrow''.
* Queen Ravenna from ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman''.

* The ultimate badass from ''Literature/SnowCrash''.
* Raven is one of the worst of a legion of anti-heroes in Glen Cook's ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' series.
* Raven from the ''Literature/HIVESeries'' books is an incredibly well-trained ex-Soviet assassin who serves as personal assistant to the school's headmaster.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' -- Ravenclaw, one of the four Houses of Hogwarts. (Bizarrely, [[NonIndicativeName their animal mascot is an eagle, NOT a raven]].)
* ''Literature/ReflectionsOfEterna'': The raven is the crest of [[BadassFamily Alva's]].
* A couple characters in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' have names beginning in "Raven-"; however, they seem to be some of the rare [[NonActionGuy Non-Action Guys]] in the series. One of the most well known characters from the first arc, Ravenpaw, actually one of the sweetest toms you could ever meet!

* Ironically, American Ninja Jonathan ''Raven'' was played by an actor named Jeffrey ''Meek''.
* Korax, first officer on the ''IKS Gr'oth'' in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Trouble with Tribbles".

* The Baltimore Ravens of the NFL, named for Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's poem ''Literature/TheRaven''. Definitely run, rather than try to get into an altercation with one of them in a nightclub.

* Wrestling/{{Raven}} from Wrestling/{{ECW}}.

* The Raven Guard of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' .
* ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' is an entire ''game setting'' to run away from really fast.

* Vulcan Raven and Raging Raven in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''.
* Subverted, then played straight, then subverted again in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''.
* Korax (Greek for 'raven'), the BigBad from ''VideoGame/{{Hexen}}''. Something of a pun on the part of [=''Raven''Soft=] who wrote ''Hexen''.
* Raven, from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade,'' a mercenary who can solo entire maps on his own.
* Badass McNinja (and Wesley Snipes'[[LawyerFriendlyCameo -lookalike]]) Raven from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''. He'll SeeYouInHell.
* A lesser known example is the badass bodyguard of the big bad from ''[[VideoGame/OneMustFall 2097]]''.
* ''Jump Raven''.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': "That's the old passage to Ravenholm... we don't go there anymore."
* The Fraternal Order of the Raven from ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite''.
* ''Raven''west Motorsport, a rival team from [[VideoGame/GRiD Race Driver GRID]] and playable in its spin-off, GRID Autosport.
* ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Conviction'' and ''Blacklist'' have Voron, a Russian spec-ops group whose name tranlates to 'raven'.

* Mr. Raven from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''.
--> [[BadassBoast "No one will care if I kill you."]]

* Raven from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''.


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* Sasori from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.

* Scorpion and [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix4/scorpiaspdrmn.htm Scorpia]] from ''ComicBook/SpiderMan''.

* The Scorpio Killer from ''Film/DirtyHarry''.
* ''Film/TheScorpionKing'' from the movie of the same name and ''Film/TheMummyReturns''.
* Eliyahu Scorpio from the Israeli film ''Film/{{Ushpizin}}''.
* The Scorpion from ''Film/TheDevilsCarnival''.

* Scorpia the international criminal organisation from the ''Literature/AlexRider'' books.
* Scorpius, [[spoiler:Draco Malfoy's son]] in the epilogue of ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
* The Alacráns from ''Literature/HouseOfTheScorpion'' count. Their last name, of course, means scorpion.
* Vladimir Scorpius from ''Literature/JamesBond'' novel [[Literature/{{Scorpius}} bearing the villain's surname]].

* Scorpius (''Series/{{Farscape}}'')
* A '''different'' Scorpius, from ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy''.
* Scorpina (''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'').
* Robert Scorpio from ''Series/GeneralHospital''.
* Kamen Rider ''Sas''word (from the word Sasori, meaning scorpion).

* Plain old Scorpion from ''Franchise/MortalKombat''.
* Scorpio from ''[[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Devil Kings]]''.
* Scorpion the Butcher in ''VideoGame/SilentScope''.
* The Scorpion tank from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. 66 tons of HE-spewing dee-vine intervention...if you're in the Covenant, no matter your size, you'd better run.
* The Scorpion tank from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'', which is the NOD counterpart for the GDI Predator tank.

* Vriska Serket from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Her paradox counterpart Aranea also qualifies for both scorpion and spider versions of this trope.

* [[AffablyEvil Hank Scorpio]], Homer's 'Bond villain'-esque boss on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
* Scorponok of ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' was an exception. Other Transformers with the name aren't, though. And given the main theme, often were likely to have a form that involves a stinger hanging over their body.

* OlderThanDirt: King Scorpion from Predynastic Egypt makes this (vaguely) TruthInTelevision.

A bird that impales insects or lizards onto sharp branches to feed on them. In short, the animal gets shish-kabobed.

* ''Literature/TheEdgeChronicles'' features "shrykes", vicious and merciless birdwomen.
* The ''Hyperion'' series by Dan Simmons features a {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le, time-traveling robot assassin known as The Shrike, who is definitely not someone you want to mess with, primarily because it ''will'' live up to its name.
* Shrike the Stalker in the UK release of ''Literature/MortalEngines'' (Grike in the US).

* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': Captain Shrike of the aforementioned Raven Guard, who likes to pop up out of nowhere with his jet pack and impale people with his [[AbsurdlySharpBlade impossibly sharp weapon]].

* Shrike the vehicle expert in ''VideoGame/RedFaction II''.

[[folder:Snake (Viper, Cobra, etc)]]

* Famed Oakland Raiders (among others) quarterback and noted hellraiser Ken "The Snake" Stabler.

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* ''Anime/KimbaTheWhiteLion'': Viper Snakely, the resident EvilPoacher.
* Orochimaru of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fame. In Japanese, his name is usually written as 大蛇丸; the middle character 「蛇」 means "snake." Additionally, the Orochi (written as 大蛇) is itself an evil snake from Japanese mythology, and that's alongside the fact that "Orochimaru" was the name of the villain of the folk tale that also served as the inspiration for the names of fellow Sannin Jiraiya and Tsunade.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Boa Hancock, the "Snake Princess". Also Nefertari Cobra, King of Alabasta.

* Creator/DCComics villain Kobra.
* Creator/MarvelComics has enough snake-themed villains that they formed their own team, the Serpent Squad (later expanded into the Serpent Society).
* ''ComicBook/GIJoe'': Cobra.

* ''Everybody'' from ''Film/KillBill''.
* ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' -- Snake Plissken anyone?
* In the 1987 cult "melt" film ''Film/StreetTrash'', the brand name of the dollar-a-bottle wine is "Tenafly Viper." [[BodyHorror One guess as to what it does to you when you guzzle it.]]

* William Makepeace Thackeray had a lovable traitor family named the Crawleys, and Creator/AnthonyTrollope, who was heavily influenced by him gave the last name to a noble character.
* It's probably worth noting ''Literature/GoodOmens'' has NobleDemon Crowley originally named "Crawly" (he was the serpent in the Garden of Eden), and whose present name is an allusion to famous Satanist Alastair Crowley. (The demon's first name however, subverting this, is Anthony.)
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** Slytherin House (whose emblem is a snake, and whose name sounds like 'slithery') and its founder Salazar Slytherin. In-universe, "Slytherin alumnus" is almost a synonym of "dark wizard".
** Severus Snape comes pretty close.
** Voldemort's snake Nagini, whose name derives from Sanskrit and Hindi words for "snake."
** Herpo the Foul, one of the first recorded Parselmouths (wizards who can talk to snakes).
** Harry's son may be a subversion; his [[FunWithAcronyms initials spell ASP]] but he seems like a good kid.
* Nag and Nagaina, the two cobras from ''Literature/RikkiTikkiTavi''. As mentioned with Nagini from ''Literature/HarryPotter'', their names derive from the Hindi and Sanskrit words for "snake." Their names probably were influences for [[Literature/HarryPotter Nagini's]] name.
* The Red Viper in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is a warrior prince who uses PoisonedWeapons, which is why he goes by that title. (Although he's in no way one of the more evil ''ASOIAF'' characters. He's one of the many, many badass ones though.)
* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' there's [[EvilChancellor Wormtongue]]. In this case, worm actually means snake. Or possibly [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]], which in the universe of Middle-earth are AlwaysChaoticEvil.
* Snake, Barley's evil brother from ''Literature/WarriorCats''. Also Adderfang, who's a tough warrior (though not evil). A few other characters have names beginning with "Snake-", but they're very minor.
* [[EvilCounterpart Viper]] and [[CainAndAbel Rattlesnake]] from ''Literature/WingsOfFire''.

* The title character of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}''.
* Kamen Rider Ohja. His name translates to Snake King.
* ''Series/AmericanGladiators'' had Viper, and he was particularly known for being a bad guy/having a bad temper.

* Solid, Liquid, and Solidus Snake of the ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series. All of them are cloned from the legendary Big Boss, and all of them kick ''serious'' amounts of ass.
** The Cobra Unit from [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater the third game]], although none of them are actually named after snakes.
* Serpent from ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'', and his company, Slither Inc.
* Orochi, of the ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'' games.
* Onaga, the name of the BigBad of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception'', is Japanese for "king cobra". Also, Kobra from the same game.
* The [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] known as "The Azul Viper" in ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}''. (Also keep in mind that with a ''real'' name like "Kira Thanos," she scarcely ''needs'' a ''{{nom de guerre}}''.)
* Cobra the Iron Man from ''VideoGame/SilentScope''.
* Death Adder from ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe''.
* Serpentine from ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet''.

* Subverted with ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'''s Cobra Bubbles.
* Snake of The Gangreen Gang on ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.
* Snake Jailbird of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
* The Serpent's Pass from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is an example of a [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace place name]] like this. It's named after the giant freaking sea serpent that lives there.

Much like Fox, it's a trickster's name.

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* Onigumo from ''Manga/InuYasha'', whose name is composed of "oni" (a troll or ogre) and "kumo" (spider). And if Kikyo had just run away from him really fast, the whole series could have been averted.
* ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'': Tsurugi Inugami in addition to [[EveryJapaneseSwordIsAKatana Tsurugi]], he is also [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inugami Inugami]] -- not just an animal, it is a ''Japanese god''.

* Special mention to the various ComicBook/BlackWidow villainesses.
* ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'': Spider Jerusalem, rogue journalist.
* In a rare plant-related example, ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'''s Briar and Rose. Guess who's the baddie.
* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'', as well as Tarantula and Black Tarantula.

* Dr. Aranya from ''Mesa of Lost Women'', a play on the word ''araña'', which is Spanish for Spider.

* Spider from ''Literature/AnansiBoys'', which is also a MeaningfulName, because he's the son of Anansi.
* The Spiderwick family from ''Literature/TheSpiderwickChronicles.''
* Spider, the de facto leader of all the villains in ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain''. Justified in that she actually ''is'' a giant spider.
* Spiderleg in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' is one of the biggest snarkers in the series.

* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a species of spider aliens called the Racnoss (a play on the word "arachnid").

* In the early years of ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', Natasha Kerensky AKA the Black Widow was infamous as the best mechwarrior of her generation.

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* The Black Spider Ninja Clan in the reboot of ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden''.
* Lieutenant T.T. "Spider" Brown in ''VideoGame/FarCry3BloodDragon''.

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* Justified in the "Lycosa" storyline of ''Webcomic/NatureOfNaturesArt''; the core cast are all spiders, and use scientific nomenclature instead of personal names. [[spoiler: It's a subtle plot point that the protagonist uses an outdated genus name.]]
* Aranea Serket from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has a spider given name and scorpion surname, doubling up on menacing arachnid names. In Alternian history, she was also known as Marquise Spinneret Mindfang.

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* Tarantulas and Blackarachnia from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. Both are fierce fighters and master manipulators.


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* Benitora/Crimson Tiger from ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo''.
* Aisaka Taiga (yes, it's pronounced pretty much the way it sounds) from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}''. For bonus points, in addition to the Spanish meaning of the title, "Tora" means "tiger".

* Creator/MarvelComics had the Sons of the Tiger, whose magic amulets went to a single man who became the White Tiger.
* Creator/DCComics has the [[ComicBook/SuicideSquad Bronze Tiger]].

* White Tiger, from the Creator/JackieChan movie ''Film/RumbleInTheBronx''.
* Tiger Tanaka from ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' is a badass on the side of good.

* Tigerclaw/Tigerstar from [[Literature/WarriorCats Warriors]] is the main BigBad of the series. His grandson, Tigerheart/star, seems to stray away from this path.
* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Monstrous Regiment'', Sergeant Jackrum tells William de Worde about a guerrilla leader named Tiger, who doesn't exist.

* Kamen Rider Tiger.

* Furio Tigre from ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations]]''.
* Takeda Shingen, the Tiger of Kai from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' and his ward Sanada Yukimura, known as the Young Tiger.
* Great Tiger, the Indian boxer with access to magical powers of illusion and duplication, from ''VideoGame/PunchOut''.
* General Leang from ''Command and Conquer Generals'', better known as 'The Tigress'.
* VideoGame/BlackTiger.

* The Tiger from ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}''. [[InsistentTerminology Call him Tiger,]] [[BerserkButton not Black Tiger.]]

* ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'' takes this trope and runs with it.

* LadyOfWar Caterina Sforza, nicknamed ''Il Tigre'', the Tiger.
* Machine Examples: The German Tiger and King Tiger [[TankGoodness tanks]].
* [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun IJA General]] Tomoyomi Yamashita, the Tiger of Malaya and conqueror of British Malaya and Singapore.

[[folder:Wolf (Wolfen, Wulf, Adolf, Lupin, Volk, etc.)]]
Though after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, naming a villain "Adolf" has become a DeadHorseTrope.

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* Nicholas D. Wolfwood from ''Manga/TriGun''.
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': Roberta, aka ''The Maid'' and most especially ''The Bloodhound Of Florencia'', tends to destroy everything her path, and is ''incapable of dying'', where even a city of the most powerful mafia lords in the city consider her a very serious threat that almost undermines everything by her mere presence and need to get revenge. She definitely qualifies as a name to run away from really fast. Except you can never run far enough. You can never run fast enough. She's the Bloodhound Of Florencia. Once she is on your trail, '''''you will not escape'''''.
* Gavrill "[[RedBaron the Wolf]]", from ''Manga/FrankenFran''. A nickname she earned thanks to her extreme brutality and shape-shifting powers. To top it off, [[AxCrazy she's flipping insane]], yet also very sly and intelligent
* Baron von Wolf, BigBad from ''Anime/FirstSquad''.
* Adolf Anime/{{K}}. Weismann [[spoiler: is a subversion - he's actually the sweetest, cutest darling. In those few episodes that set him up to look like the bad guy, he was actually body-snatched by the psychopathic murderer]].

* ''Lobo''. [[WhereIWasBornAndRazed There's a reason he's known as The Last Czarnian.]]
* The Fenris twins from ''ComicBook/XMen'' -- see the note about Fenrir in literature.

* The Star Wolves from ''Film/FugitiveAlien''.

* ''Literature/HarryPotter'''s
** Averted with Remus Lupin, even though he ''is'' a werewolf because he's a NiceGuy and the only DADA teacher to truly interested in teaching it to protect students.
** Fenrir Greyback on the other hand is quite the villain (Fenrir is the giant demonic wolf from Myth/NorseMythology).
* Also keep your eye on anyone named ''Isengrim'', ''Ysengrin'' or any variant thereof, because they're either a [[SavageWolves a vicious wolf]], a GeniusBruiser or both, if you're unlucky. He was Reynard the Fox's nemesis in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynard_cycle the Reynard cycle]], and a certain ''General Ysengrin'' is also a villain in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' under the employ of Coyote. [[MeaningfulName Unsurprisingly, he has a wolf's head.]]
* ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' and ''Literature/TheStand'': Randall Flagg.
* Arkadiy Volkov, Russian chief vampire from the Literature/MidnightWorld series. Lampshaded in the chapter ''La scorta'': Count Saint-German's assistant juxtaposes him and the Japanese chief vampire as "White Wolf and Little Black Riding Hood".
* Wolfgang from ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'', who gets an added bonus for being a werewolf.
* Vseslav Volkov, a recurring [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot villain, vampire, werewolf, Spetznaz officer and communist]] from Andrey Valentinov's series ''Eye of the Power''.
* In ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'', one of Gatsby's shady business associates is a {{greedy Jew}}ish [[KosherNostra mobster]] named Meyer Wolfsheim.

* The "Bad Wolf" from ''Series/DoctorWho''.

* The Space Wolves of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.

* Claudia Wolf from ''VideoGame/SilentHill3''.
* Wolf from ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed Carbon''.
* Wolf O'Donnell in ''VideoGame/StarFox''.
* Sniper Wolf of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''.
* Lang means wolf in Chinese. Shi-Long Lang, from the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series, is meant to have a wolf vibe, but is ultimately a good character.
* Jack Lupino from ''VideoGame/MaxPayne''.
* [[MagicalNativeAmerican Nightwolf]] from ''VideoGame/MortalKombat''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}''.
* Yuri Lowell from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''. His surname means little wolf and he uses wolf themed moves.
* Raisa Volkova from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2''.
* Volke from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' and ''Videogame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn.'' An assassin even [[MadScientist Izuka]] is afraid of.

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* ''Literature/TheLayOfPaulTwister'' has a subversion. Paul becomes very nervous when he is approached by a wizard named Gerald Wolf, who is doing research into the nature of entropy. It turns out that Gerald Wolf is the man's actual name, that he is primarily a healer, and that the endpoint of his entropy research was building a {{Magitek}} refrigerator.
%%* El Lobo Fuerte from ''WebVideo/Mega64 Version 2''.

* The example that GodwinsLaw demanded: UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler seemed to have had an affinity of some sort for wolves. His first name derives from ''Athalwolf'', Old High German for "noble wolf", and for this reason "Wolf" [[InvokedTrope became his childhood nickname]]. He later used it as a pseudonym for himself in the 1920s, ostensibly for security reasons. Three of his military headquarters were named ''Wolfsschanze'' ("wolf's lair"), ''Wolfsschlucht'' ("wolf's chasm"), and ''Werwolf'' ("werewolf").
* The [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks Eighth Fighter Wing]] is collectively known as "The Wolfpack", named after their most famous wing commander, UsefulNotes/RobinOlds, who used the callsign "Wolf 01" when he lead the 8th in battle during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. Famous for using [[CoolPlane F-4C Phantoms]] to [[AWolfInSheepsClothing imitate the much slower and more vulnerable F-105 Thunderchiefs]].
* Vladimir Wolfovich Zhirinovsky is a right-wing Russian politician known for extreme electoral promises and utter lack of principles.
* Creator/DolphLundgren specializes in playing big, meaty {{Action Hero}}es.
* For most of the Cold War, the [[TheDragon second-in-command]] of the East German [[SecretPolice Stasi]]'s foreign intelligence division was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markus_Wolf Markus Wolf]], who is widely regarded in the intelligence community as one of the greatest [[TheSpymaster spymasters]] of all time.
* Varg Vikernes of Music/{{Burzum}} fame, whose first name is Norwegian for "wolf," is a white supremacist and convicted murderer and arsonist.


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* Sylia Stingray of ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis''.
* Alligator Nichol from ''Manga/{{Jackals}}'' is not to be trifled with.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has ActionHero Roy Mustang.
* From ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is Hoshigaki [[ThreateningShark Kisame]] (Kisame means demon shark) and his sword Samehada (sharkskin). It's also very literally a MeaningfulName, since Kisame looks like a shark, uses shark-based attacks [[spoiler: and can fuse with Samehada in a shark hybrid]].
* Weevil Underwood from ''Anime/YuGiOh''. Not particularly strong, but a sneaky, conniving pest who'll stoop to pretty much anything.
* The Blackbird in ''Manga/{{WanganMidnight}}''. It's a Porsche 964 tuned to keep up with the ''Devil Z'', an 800hp-FR classic Nissan S30Z that has ''killed every past owner driving it''.

* Franchise/{{Batman}} chose the name and appearance of his alter ego after the bats that scared him as a boy.
* Doctor Octopus from ''Franchise/SpiderMan''.
* ComicBook/{{Hydra}} (named after the mythical monster that grew back two heads for every head it lost) serves as the the rival organization to ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}

* Parodied with Sea Bass from ''Film/DumbAndDumber''.
* Leo Rook from ''Film/{{Lighthouse}}''.
* Harlan Rook from ''Film/TheDeadPool''.

* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' has the awesome-sounding Order of the Phoenix.
* {{Literature/Honor Harrington}} in David Weber's Honorverse series is called "The Salamander" for always being where the fire was hottest, a case of being at the right place at the right time (this is inverted the other way for her opponents).
* Mr. Squids and Mr. Crabs, BigBad and TheDragon from the Soviet children's book [[Literature/AdventuresOfDunno ''Dunno on the Moon'']].
* ''Literature/WingsOfFire'' has a lot of these. First there's Nautilus the WellIntentionedExtremist leader of the Talons of Peace, and his son, the [[ButtMonkey ineffectual]] EvilCounterpart Squid. Then there's also also Commander Shark and his daughter Moray, [[BloodKnight Kestrel]], and [[RetiredBadass Osprey]].

* Wolfram & Hart (wolf, ram, and hart -- a hart is a stag) from ''Series/{{Angel}}''.

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* Former [[Wrestling/WWESmackDown SmackDown]] Tag Team Champion "The Man Beast" Wrestling/{{Rhyno}}.

* ''VideoGame/MegaMan4'' brings us Snake Man, Toad Man, and ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'''s BeastMan.EXE (as well as having .EXE versions of the other two). And ''VideoGame/MegaMan10'' has Sheep Man.
* King Hippo from ''VideoGame/PunchOut''.
* Wild Dog, the recurring villain of the ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis'' series.
* The ''[[VideoGame/DonPachi DoDonpachi]]'' ("mad boss bee") series, and its recurring TrueFinalBoss, Hibachi("fire bee").
* Golbez from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' has what must be one of the most awesome name origins in fiction. Aside from sounding fitting, bad ass and like a name you'd want to run away from, it is actually named after a type of fly. A fly that in legends were said to be born from the rotting corpse of a dragon. On top of that he shares his name with Golubaeser, a demon in the book Devils by J. Charles Wall, where several names from the game were taken. Does that mean they just stole the name from somewhere else? No they were entirely aware of the original source as the DS remake not only references it but also manages to relate it to an in game legend with multiple interpretations.
* War Pig, an [[TankGoodness Abrams tank]] in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'', which you escort in the mission of the same name.
* The GDI Predator Tank from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars''. If you are a NOD militia member see one coming at you equipped with a [[MagneticWeapon rail gun for a cannon]], run as fast as you can.
* Vera "Granny Rags" Moray (as in moray eel) from ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}''.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' has Psycho Mantis.

* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
** Played for laughs with The Big Bad Hippo.
** The Unagi, a gigantic eel whose name literally means "eel" in Japanese.
** "The Phoenix King," the title Fire Lord Ozai adopts during the finale.
* The Slaughtering Rat People from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''.