A form of NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast.

Names from ''Literature/TheBible'' tend to imposing and vaguely supernatural. Cain is a very popular example, to the point that it has its own page; See NameOfCain. Demons and Angels also [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/DemonsOrAngels have their own page]].

This is a subset of [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/ReligiousNames Names To Run Away From: Religious Names]].

See BiblicalBadGuy when you've actually got the real deal making an appearance.

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!Examples:

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[[folder:Absalom]]
In Jewish tradition, the name Absalom is considered banned or at least bad luck to give to a child, given that the character [[CallingTheOldManOut led a revolt against his father]]. Doubles as an IronicName since it literally means "father of peace."

[[AC:AnimeAndManga]]
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' there is Absalom "[[RedBaron of the Graveyard]]", a [[MixAndMatchCritters mix-and-match]] man and one of the main villains in [[Recap/OnePieceThrillerBarkArc Thriller Bark]]. Also a pervert who uses his [[{{Invisibility}} invisibility powers]] to spy on and harass the female Straw Hats.

[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* There used to be a ''Series/DoctorWho'' spin-off comic called "Abslom Daak, Dalek Killer".
* During the '90s the ComicBook/XMen briefly contended with an AncientConspiracy of immortal evil mutants, one of whom was named Absalom.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'' have a ButtMonkey character with this name, but that's probably more in reference to him being "pretty" (as was the Biblical character) than because of ill-omens associated with the name.
* ''Literature/CryTheBelovedCountry'' features Absalom Kumalo, son of an African preacher who ultimately ends up killing a man (to be fair, it was something of an accident).

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'' vampire

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* There is also a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} named Absol, which is considered a bad omen due to its attraction to catastrophe.
* A [[RandomEncounters randomly-encountered]] [[ColdSniper sniper]] in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''.
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[[folder:Adam]]
The First Man in the Bible, his name is often used for apocalyptic villains (to represent the loss of Paradise) or whenever an unsavory scientist tries to create life. (Of course, Adam is a ''very'' popular name, even in RealLife, and there are plenty of good guys with that name.)

[[AC:{{Anime}}]]
* The first, and by far the most powerful angel in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. The mere act of waking up this being wiped out half the population of earth and changed most of the major landmass. Oh, and when Adam woke up it's four wings were large enough to be visible from space.

[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* ComicBook/AdamWarlock, who is very deliberately named by his creator the High Evolutionary.
* Creator/DCComics gives us ComicBook/AdamStrange, ComicBook/BlackAdam (who gets bonus points for having a group of followers called the Sons of Adam) and Captain Comet (one of the first mutant superheroes, real name Adam Blake), among others.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Wanted}}'', the African dictator Adam One is one of the five heads of the supervillainous Fraternity, which secretly controls the globe. While one of the more "benevolent" leaders ([[ALighterShadeOfBlack as in he wants to oppress the common people rather than destroy them all]]), he is still the supervillain ruler of an entire continent.
* Adam-X of the ''ComicBook/XMen'' was probably named for this reason, seeing as how he is [[spoiler:the first known half-human half-Shi'ar]].

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* Adam is the vampire lord ruling over the vampiric hierarchy which controls the Southern states in ''Film/AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter''.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* There's the [[AntiAntiChrist Adam]] from ''Literature/GoodOmens''.
* The monster in the original Literature/{{Frankenstein}} was named Adam, according to [[WordOfGod Mary Shelley]].

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* Adam, Frankensteinian Magitek demon-bot on Season 4 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
* Adam Monroe/[[spoiler:Takezo Kensei]], of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' who true to his name is the forerunner of all of the other superpowered people.

[[AC:{{Tabletop Games}}]]
* Adam is the name of Dr. Mordenheim's monster in the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' setting, a far more evil {{Expy}} of the FrankensteinsMonster.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* ADAM and EVE in ''VideoGame/BioShock''.
* Eve in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve''.
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[[folder:Apocalypse]]
Proof that AdaptationDisplacement is Main/OlderThanDirt, Apocalypse was originally a term used to describe writings of a prophetic nature (the literal Greek meaning is "uncovering") before being displaced by the Book of Revelation into a term for the end of the world. You can safely bet on any character with this name either being a... well, ''apocalyptic'' type, usually a OmnicidalManiac and/or StrawNihilist villain bent on TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. If not one of those, expect a character explicitly created as a subversion.

[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}, the immortal ''ComicBook/XMen'' supervillain who wants to transform the world to fit his {{Social Darwinist}}ic vision.
* ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} of the ''ComicBook/NewGods'' lives on a fiery DeathWorld called Apokolips.

[[AC:WebComics]]
* Subverted/Parodied in [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=283 this]] ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' strip. Doctor Apocalypse is actually ''the hero'' trying to stop the child-murdering "superhero" Turboman.
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[[folder:Delilah]]
The notorious seductress who betrayed Samson. While Samson's name suggests a violent killer, Delilah's tends to suggest a sinister temptress.

[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* SpiderMan villain the Rose (Jacob Conover) employed a cybernetic female enforcer named Delilah, both as a bodyguard and an assassin. (Unlike her namesake, she seemed to have UndyingLoyalty towards him.)

[[AC:FanWorks]]
* ''Fanfic/OldWest'' has a female outlaw named Delilah Rangler, also known as the Scarlet Kiss. Her nickname comes from her habit of leaving a [[MakeUpIsEvil bright red lipstick-kiss]] on the cheeks of her every murder victim. Her origins are mysterious, with one version of the story saying that [[WomanScorned she shot her unfaithful husband in revenge]] and became addicted to the killing sensation.

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* Lilah Morgan is the name of an evil lawyer on ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
* Subverted in ''Series/{{NCIS}}''; Delilah, who first appeared in Season 10 as Tim [=McGee's=] new girlfriend, has since then proven to be a likable character and steadfastly faithful to Tim.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* In the second season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', Thailog makes a fused clone of Demona and Elisa Maza, naming her Delilah.
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[[folder:Eden]]
The garden paradise that Adam and Even are born into (and forsake when they eat from he tree of knowledge), this name is like Adam's in that it is frequently used for villains to represent the loss of Paradise, though it can also be used to evoke a certain primordial sense of mystery. (And not coincidentally, Eden is also a rather popular RealLife name).

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* One of the two villains from ''Film/TheProposition'' is named Eden Fletcher. His first name kind of gets him on here. Since he's an evil decadent type, and, better yet, a {{Smug|Snake}} ''[[SmugSnake Snake]]'' his name makes perfect symbolic sense.
* Eden Log, the promised paradise in ''Film/EdenLog'' that lends the film its title, [[spoiler:which turns out to be an evil company harvesting people.]]

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* AntiHero Eden [=McCain=], from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', a Company operative with [[CompellingVoice the power of persuasion]].

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* Eden, the ultimate summon from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''.
* The [[AIIsACrapshoot malfunctioning supercomputer]] in ''VideoGame/{{Rez}}'' and ''VideoGame/ChildOfEden''.
* ''VideoGame/ProjectEden''.
* President Eden in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''.

[[AC:RealLife]]
* [[EverythingTryingToKillYou The]] [[CarFu Edens]] [[DrivesLikeCrazy Expressway]] in Chicago, Illinois.
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[[folder:Gog and/or Magog]]
A pair of names first mentioned together in the book of Ezekiel (Gog referring to an EvilPrince and Magog being the land he rules, though a Magog is confusingly listed in Genesis as one of Noah's grandsons), these names are frequently used to evoke doom and destruction, partly because of their aforementioned use in Ezekiel and partly because they are mentioned again in the book of Revelation. There is evidence that these particular names may have been adapted into the Old Testament rather than coming from it, as they were also affiliated with a Roman legend concerning the Gates of Alexander. They also appear in Literature/TheQuran (as Yajuj and Majuj) and in Welsh folklore as Gogmagog, a legendary giant.

[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* The titular AntiHero of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', later reinvented as a LegacyCharacter for the [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]]. Noteworthy for having a brief solo series that ''really'' got into the whole Gog/Magog legend, introducing characters modeled after the legendary duo's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gogmagog_(giant)#Guardians_of_London mother and 33 evil aunts]] before being shitcanned for low sales.
* Two Creator/MarvelComics characters are named Gog: the first is an alien foe of ComicBook/SpiderMan, while the second is an enemy of Comicbook/{{Longshot}}. The second is noteworthy for having a KillerRabbit son named (of course) Magog.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* Gog and Magog are the names of the blacksmith's hulking, mentally challenged slaves in ''Literature/TheSeaOfTrolls''.
* Aragog, the GiantSpider from the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books.
* [[Literature/GalaxyOfFear Borborygmus Gog]].

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magog_%28Andromeda%29 Magog]] are a race of horrific aliens in ''Series/{{Andromeda}}''.
* [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Mesogog]]. Mix of "Gog" and "Mesozoic".
* [[Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters Escape]] has two guns, each named after the duo.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* Gogs and Magogs are base-level creatures of the "inferno" town type in ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic [=III=]''.
* The Gronns Goc and Magoc in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
* The first boss in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' is Gogmagog.
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[[folder:Jezebel]]
The cruel and heretical wife of King Ahab from the Book of Kings. Long used to evoke images of false prophets (thanks to Jezebel's support for pagan deities over Yahweh) and prostitutes.

[[AC:Anime]]
* Not a straight example, but in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', James' cruel and sadistic ex-fiancé is named Jesse Bell, a clear pun on the infamous name.

[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* One of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s many lovers is named Jezebel Jet. True to the spirit of the name, she does not exactly prove to be a faithful lover...
* In the ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'' album "Arctic Nation", Jezebel is the name of sinister police officer Karup's wife, who openly despises her husband and seems to have an agenda of her own. [[spoiler:By the end it's revealed that she orchestrated everything that happened as a way of getting revenge on Karup, who is actually her father.]]

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* Jezebel, in ''Film/JacobsLadder''.

[[AC:LiveActionTelevision]]
* A variant from ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', Zelda's EvilTwin Jezebelda.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* In the first ''Literature/KingdomKeepers'' book, [[TheHero Finn]] runs across a girl named Jez, who flat out admits it's short for Jezebel, from Literature/TheBible. Not being a biblical scholar, Finn fails to realize he should be worried.
* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Caves of Steel'', our hero Elijah is married to a woman named Jezebel.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* [[BrainInAJar Jezebel The Robobrain]] in ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' is a rude and sociopathic KillerRobot, as well as being the reason why the Mechanist's robots went rogue and began murdering everyone on sight, all because she decided that [[spoiler:the most effective way to "help" the Commonwealth was to [[MercyKilling "Mercy Kill"]] its inhabitants]]. According to the Medical Observation Terminal, there's a female subject that was an ex-military convicted to manslaughter, and is highly intelligent along with being a solid candidate. If this implied that Jezebel was the very same woman, she was likely an asshole before she becomes a Robobrain.
* There are three Jezebels in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': Jezebel Bican, a simple supplies vendor; [[http://tinyurl.com/3665evu Shadowmistress Jezebel Hawke]], a warlock; and the [[http://www.wowpedia.org/Je%27Tze%27s_Bell Je'Tze's Bell]], an item. There's also Jacob Alerius, a Paladin.

[[AC:WebComics]]
* Jezebel Starr from ''Webcomic/{{EVIL}}'' is a vicious [[TheVamp vamp]] who will seduce you, rob you blind, and likely leave you for dead.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* Also on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', Lucius' girlfriend is named Jez, though the connection is never explicitly stated.

[[AC:RealLife]]
* The feminist news site [[http://jezebel.com/ Jezebel]] invokes this trope by naming itself after a fierce literary woman you don't want to mess with. And like anything regarding UsefulNotes/{{feminism}} on TheInternet, the site has also been known to spark {{flame war}}s that are ''definitely'' worth running away from.
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[[folder:Judas]]
The betrayer of Christ. His name is usually taboo for boy's names in modern times, and many believe the superstition surrounding the number thirteen may have originated with him (as he was the thirteenth member of Jesus' group, if Jesus himself counts as the first). Note that this name refers to Judas Iscariot, and not the several saints who also bear the name.

[[AC:Anime and Manga]]
* The Iscariot Organization from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' is named for Judas the Betrayer. Bonus points for Father Alexander Anderson, the biggest badass in the organization, having the nickname of "Judas Priest".

[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* At one point during the '90s time-traveling AntiHero ComicBook/{{Cable}} reveals that in the far future ComicBook/{{Mystique}}'s name has replaced the name of Judas as an instant shorthand for [[ObviousJudas traitor]].

[[AC:Comic Strips]]
* Captain Judas from ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates''.

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* The Judas Breed, a species of giant insectoid monsters in ''Film/{{Mimic}}''. Since the scientists who engineered them [[WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt picked the name themselves]], they can charitably be called idiots for actually expecting their bio-engineering project to not [[GoneHorriblyRight Go Horribly Right]].

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* Arnold Judas Rimmer from ''Series/RedDwarf'', for a double dose of treachery. Subverted however in that he eventually becomes a JerkWithAHeartOfGold after receiving more character development.
* The Judas tree on ''Series/DoctorWho'' is apparently where River Song got the poison that she added to her DruggedLipstick for the purposes of assassinating [[spoiler:the Doctor]] (just like Judas betrayed Jesus with the KissOfDeath).

[[AC:TabletopGames]]
* The disciple of [[CrystalDragonJesus Abel]], who betrayed him in ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'', {{Expy}}ing the biblical history.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* [[SdrawkcabName Saduj]] in ''VideoGame/UltimaV'' betrays the party.
* Judas from ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'', after being given a MeaningfulRename. Subverted in that he's [[spoiler: [[TookALevelInKindness way nicer than he was as Leon Magnus.]]]]

[[AC:WebOriginal]]
* During her time on ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'', WebVideo/IronLiz had a murderous [[EvilTwin doppelgänger]] named "Judas Liz". The name had a double meaning, as the character was both evil and wore a Judas Priest tee shirt (in contrast to the Iron Maiden tees Liz normally wears).
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[[folder:Lazarus]]
Any medical experiment named "Project Lazarus", run by a Dr. Lazarus, or building "the Lazarus Device" will be intended to [[FountainOfYouth cheat death]] or even return the dead to life. Bringing back the dead and cheating death is Meddling In God's Domain, and will almost certainly [[GoneHorriblyWrong go horribly wrong]] and punish all involved. Alternative forms of the name, such as ''Eleazar'' or ''Eliezer'', also qualify.

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* Actually averted by ''Film/GalaxyQuest''.

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Tenth Doctor's incident with a Dr. Lazarus. The episode ''title'' was "The Lazarus Experiment."
* In Season 2 of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', new character Takezo Kensei's CatchPhrase is "Lazarus risen!", [[spoiler:which nicely foreshadows TheReveal that he is a superhuman after his HealingFactor revives him from death]].
* ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' had the Lazarus virus and while it only infected abnormals not human, the infected nonetheless became hazardous to human health as a result of the disease. Among abnormals it was also lethal.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Lazarus is the codename [[spoiler: texted to Mycroft to start the plan to fake Sherlock's death]]

[[AC:TabletopGames]]
* In ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'', a character -{{Expy}} of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]]- about which nothing is known, who very often appears leaving behind barren cities, with just shadows of people seeming to run away.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* Shepard is revived by the "Lazarus Project" in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' with no ill effects. However, the Project is simply the reason s/he survives being killed and remains the {{player character}}, rather than a significant plot point.
* Archbishop Lazarus of Tristram from ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}''. If Big D isn't running the show, he is. Then again, Big D is ''always'' running the show. Still, the guy's a bastard.
* Father Lazarus, a Forsaken (read: undead) priest trainer in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
* Referenced in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' with the stealth tank, which uses the Lazarus Shield to camouflage itself.
* Lazarus in ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' is a radio host, focusing on conspiracy theories. [[ProperlyParanoid Most of the time he's right.]]
* The BigBad in the obscure PSX driving combat game ''Auto Destruct''.
* Averted by the Lazarus Concordance, the elders of the Lost Land in the ''VideoGame/{{Turok}}'' series.
* The Lazarus device in ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'' is a gauntlet meant to make field medics irrelevant by resurrecting the fallen rather than heal the wounded. While it does work, it is mentioned to cause brain damage through extended use, while attempting to use it on someone who was dead for too long or died of natural causes will cause them to return, spasm and scream for a moment, and die again.
* The Lazarus Labs from ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' are the source of the Possessed that the Doom Slayer fights early on in the game. They are created through exposure to waves of Argent Energy from Hell, which are called Lazarus Waves.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* Ra's al Ghul's Lazarus Pit in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'' goes terribly awry

[[AC:Real Life]]
* EliezerYudkowsky may not be evil, but as a transhumanist, one of his main projects is trying to find a way to live forever.
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[[folder:Nimrod]]
An ancient conqueror mentioned only once in Genesis. Given that the first half sounds like a Portmaneau of "numb" and "dim," and what "rod" can mean, this name's level of badass may have decayed a bit by now. (WesternAnimation/BugsBunny calling Elmer Fudd "Nimrod"[[note]]Elmer Fudd, of course, being an utterly incompetent hunter, the exact opposite of Nimrod's reputation among the Bible's authors.[[/note]] certainly didn't help.)

[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* The ultimate [[MechaMook Sentinel]] that the ''ComicBook/XMen'' have to contend with is called Nimrod.
* Similarly, there's a serial killer named Nimrod ("a mighty hunter before the Lord" and all) in ''The Doll's House'' from [[ComicBook/TheSandman Sandman]]. Which also has the Corinthian, named for the Biblical symbolism of "through a glass, darkly" (as a dark mirror of humanity) as well as for the [[TheCharmer the]] [[JerkAss mode]] [[KavorkaMan of]] [[SerialKiller behavior, with his particular twist on it.]]

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* A subversion in the ''Doctor Who'' episode "Ghost Light". Nimrod is the name of the [[spoiler: original]] BigBad's Neanderthal butler, and a [[spoiler: worshipper of the actual BigBad, a PhysicalGod known only as Light]], but he's a good guy.
** The Whoniverse has '' another'' Nimrod - an AxCrazy [[OurVampiresAreDifferent undead]] government agent hell-bent on world domination by Britain, and complete control of Britain by his organization, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Forge]], which should be itself put around here given its Orwellian type of evil and willingness to abuse alien tech.
* In the two-part episode, "White Light" of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' Season 2, Lord Zedd creates a monster literally named Nimrod the Scarlet Sentinel. In fact, she was the first MonsterOfTheWeek that Tommy fought as the White Ranger, and clearly, this Trope ''does'' apply, as she was ''very'' powerful, managing to nearly flatten the Thunder Megazord in the first part of the two-parter, right before Tommy appeared in his new identity. (Of course a big part of that was because Zordon was, at the time, diverting most of the Command Center's energy to Tommy in order to give him his new powers, leaving the Megzord at subpar levels.) She had [[ShockAndAwe powerful electrical attacks]] and could summon two other monsters (her "assistants") [[ShoutOut named AC and DC]] to help her.

[[AC:TabletopGames]]
* Demonic Nimrods are type of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Demon]] in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
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[[folder:Samson]]
The guy who killed an entire army with the jawbone of an ass. Anyone who has this name, whether he's good or bad, is likely ''very'' strong.

[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'' GeniusBruiser Doc Samson.

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* An excellent zig-zag of the trope is Samson from ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'', who is the dwarf manager of the carnival. He isn't particularly evil or physically imposing, but he was once a weightlifter and is certainly closer to the supernatural elements of the show than other characters.
* [[RetiredMonster Samson Gray]], Sylar's father on ''Series/{{Heroes}}''.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* Brock Samson from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' The man is a walking TERROR. He once proposed weaponizing a jawbone, which (combined with his oft-mocked mullet) are subtle little Shout Outs to the original.
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[[folder:Zillah]]
The wife of Lamech (descendant of Cain). No relation to 'Zilla, the FanNickname for [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} the first American Godzilla]].

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* However, as Creator/ToeiAnimation so capably showed us, Zillah without the H is a horrible failure.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* Poppy Z. Brite's ''Lost Souls'''s character. Interestingly, Brite's Zillah is male.
* The third book in Creator/MadeleineLEngle's ''Time Quartet'', ''Literature/ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet'', revolves around women of a particular line all named "Zillah/Zylle/Zyll". Zillah is actually the middle name of Meg's mother in law, who sets the events of the story into motion and is central to the conflict.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Others]]
[[AC:{{Anime}}]]
* Tobias, the "dreaded" competitive Darkrai trainer from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.
* Haman Kahn ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS or Karn]]), ruthless dictator and deadly AcePilot of ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' shares a name with the Persian minister who tried to talk the king into massacring the Jews in the Book of Esther.
** Related to the above, the first name of ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' BigBad Paptimus Scirocco is apparently a reference to John the Baptist.
* ''Manga/OnePiece''
** The giants Sodom and Gomorrah are named after cities mentioned in the Bible. They become allies to Usopp and the other Straw Hat pirates, though.
** Jesus Burgess, one of Blackbeard's crew members. [[SignificantBirthDate To match]], his birthday [[AscendedFanon is]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas December 25th]].

[[AC:ComicBooks]]
* ''ComicBook/XMen'' KnightTemplar Exodus.
* When ComicBook/{{Cable}}'s son Tyler went evil and became an Apocalypse worshipper, he took the name Genesis.
* As noted above, during the '90s there was an AncientConspiracy team of evil mutants the X-Men fought called the Externals, several of whom were named for Biblical characters. On top of the aforementioned Absalom, their ranks included a Gideon, a Nicodemus, and a Saul. X-Men BigBad Apocalypse was also retroactively deemed one of their number (though in a class above them, as they swore a collective oath to never meddle in his affairs).

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* Subverted in ''Diggstown'' with Gabriel [[NameOfCain Caine]], who, while he is a con man, is still basically good and is unquestionably one of the heroes of the story.
* All the leaders of Franchise/ChildrenOfTheCorn and and their right hand men have Biblical names: Isaac, Malachai, Micah, Mordecai, Eli, Josiah, Ezeekial and so on.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* ''Literature/MobyDick'': Captain Ahab, named after an evil king from the Old Testament.
* '''[[Literature/CiaphasCain COMMISSAR CIAPHAS CAIN]], [[FakeUltimateHero HERO OF THE]] [[TvTropesWikiDrinkingGame IMPERIUM!!!]]'''named after TWO biblical villains (Joseph Caiaphas was the high priest who had Jesus condemned to death)
* Bathsheba and Gabriel of Literature/FarFromTheMaddingCrowd
* Herod Sayle in the Literature/AlexRider novel ''Stormbreaker'' shares his biblical namesake's desire for infanticide.
* ''Literature/{{Phenomena}}'' has [[JacobAndEsau Ezau]], he often tries to lure his brother Azur to his death even though he swore to his parents to keep him safe. He stays a villain in his own right without influence from the true BigBad. In the end the brothers have more a CainAndAbel dynamic though.

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'', fittingly enough for a show about Biblical catastrophes and superpowered beings, has many Biblical names, but not among the villains. The only Biblical connection on the dark side is Tommy Dolan, his first name being an excellent and prophetic reference to "doubting Thomas".
* The fourth season of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' featured as its BigBad one Samuel Sullivan, a DarkMessiah who promised to lead the "[[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual specials]]" to a promised land where they would be free of persecution. In the Bible, Samuel is the prophet who essentially founded the Kingdom of Israel.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' has a lot of Biblical names. Ironically, the show's resident MagnificentBastard is named Benjamin. This should refer to Jacob, too, now that Ben has started to turn into the real powers' ButtMonkey.
* Messiah, the [[AIIsACrapshoot Killer AI]] of ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters''. For bonus points, he was "born" on Christmas Day.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* [[TheVirus The Flood]] from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' had a [[WhatCouldHaveBeen rejected monster]] called the Armageddon Beast.
** The villains of the {{game mod}} ''RED'' are named Joshua and Michael.
* The Ark of Napishtim from ''VideoGame/{{Ys}} VI'' is named after the Ark of Ut-napishtim, the Epic of Gilgamesh's analog of Noah.
* Leviathan in any installment of the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series. Usually it's one of the most powerful summons or Espers available. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', it's literally a ''[[CoolAirship flying Dreadnought.]]''
* Joshua Graham, aka the Burned Man, in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas: Honest Hearts''.
* Numerous specimens in ''VideoGame/{{Monster Hunter}}'', including the all-too-obvious and all-too-appropriately-named Deviljho (Read: Devil, Joe), as well as the Diablos, which translates to Satan in Spanish. Other more vague/loose examples include the Ceadeus (Sea + Deus).
* ''VideoGame/{{Evovle}}'' gives each of its monsters menacing names, with two of them given biblical names. The Goliath is named after the giant Philistine warrior who frightened all but David into surrender, while the Behemoth is named after the massive and powerful land-based counterpart to the Leviathan.

[[AC:WebComics]]
* In ''Webcomic/ImpureBlood'', the Abomination, the long term sole survivor of every GladiatorGames. When Dara rescues him [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Chapter001/ib007.html she immediately asks for his real name]].

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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' the first two Endbringers are Behemoth and Leviathan, after the two monstrous creatures described in the Book of Job. [[spoiler:Like the originals, they are slaves to the unconscious will of their creator, Eidolon]].

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* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', when Meatwad attempts to name what [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld appears to be]] a mini-Shake that appeared on their doorstep:
-->"I'm gonna name you Jesus...Ezekiel...Jesus. And that's from the Bible."
* [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} David Xanatos]], the father of multiple trope categories?
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