A form of NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Names that can also function as verbs (usually of the pain-inducing variety). Often overlaps with NamesToRunAwayFrom/RNames.



!!Common Verbs:

* Arthur Burns from ''Film/TheProposition''.

* Frank Burns from ''Series/{{Mash}}''

[[AC:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' has an EvilRedhead [[PlayingWithFire fire elemental]] named Burn.

* Montgomery Burns in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

* [[TheEmpire Imperial]] [[StarWars Star]] [[CoolStarship Destroyers]]. In fact, they're this trope times two since they're usually called things like ''Avenger'', ''Executor'', ''Eviscerator'', ''Corrupter''...
** [[MoreDakka Destroyer droids]], more colloquially known as [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Droideka droidekas.]]
* [[Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah Destoroyah]].

* The legend who [[TraumaticHaircut shaved]], then retired [[Wrestling/GeorgeWagner Gorgeous George]] and teamed with Giant Baba, The Destroyer.
* Danger Bone Destroyer, Welterweight Champion of Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Nigeria in 1993. It may have been the lightest weight division of the promotion, after Middle, Light Heavy, Junior Heavy, Heavy and Super Heavy but can you imagine him being the least intimidating? Also, Tony Destroyer, Heavyweight Champion of the same promotion [[SevenYearRule in 2010]].

* The Shivans from ''VideoGame/FreeSpace''. Not only were they named after Shiva, the Hindu God of Destruction, but they were also dubbed as "The Destroyers" by the Ancients.
* The final boss of the storyline in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' is named the Destroyer. Amusingly, the mission where you fight it is named "Destroy The Destroyer".
* The overarching threat in the ''Eye of the North'' expansion in ''Videogame/GuildWars'' is a race known as the Destroyers. Their boss is, fittingly, known as The Great Destroyer.

[[AC:Real Life]]
* The [[Franchise/StarWars Star Destroyers]] most likely draw their name from Destroyers, a type of warship which in modern navies is smaller than a Cruiser and bigger than a Frigate. Originally, the name referred to their role as Torpedo Boat Destroyers, with the ships being designed to screen battleships and cruisers from [[GlassCannon swarms of torpedo boats]]. As naval warfare evolved, so did the Destroyers, with their roles gradually shifting to focus on anti-submarine[[note]]Submarines are essentially torpedo boats that hide under the water[[/note]] or AntiAir[[note]]Anti-shipping aircraft essentially filled the same niche as torpedo boats, only much faster and in the air[[/note]]. Modern destroyers, armed with dozens of guided missiles giving them a reach and punch equal to any other warship on the battlefield, are essentially modern day Battleships, being distinguished from modern cruisers only in tonnage rather than role.

* A Creator/DCComics alien race were also called the Dominators. Naturally, they tried to conquer the Earth.

* The AlwaysChaoticEvil {{psychic|Powers}} SpaceJews in ''Literature/TheIronDream'' were called Dominators.
* [[SorcerousOverlord The Dominator]], real name unknown, the ultimate villain of the initial ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' trilogy.

* ''Series/DoctorWho'' had an actual race calling themselves "The Dominators". (They come with [[strike: dwarves in suits]] CreepyMonotone killer robots, of course.)

[[AC:Western Animation]]
* Lord Dominator from ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder''.

[[AC:Real Life]]
* "The Dominator" was the nickname of Dominik Hasek, [[BunnyEarsLawyer a great and absolutely weird]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0OVEvwn_6E ice hockey goalie.]]

* The GCU ''Grey Area'' - AKA Meatfucker - from [[Creator/IainBanks Iain M. Banks]]'s Literature/TheCulture. A sentient spaceship that kills aging despots by making them die repeatedly while they sleep. He also reads your mind, and contains a museum of torture. He doesn't get many visitors...

* It's only a nickname, but by God does Cal Richards from ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' live up to it.

* Cassie Hack, the slasher hunter from the series ''ComicBook/HackSlash''.

* Hackman is TheDragon in ''Film/{{Gamer}}'', a huge, sadistic prisoner who is only on the bad guys' side [[PsychoForHire so he can personally kill as many people as he can]].

* Hacker from ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}''.
* One half of Megabyte's QuirkyMiniBossSquad on ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', averts this trope since both of them are all but harmless.
* Hack Smashnikov, one of Flintheart Glomgold's henchmen in ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales2017''

By itself is actually kind of silly, so expect variations.

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* Killer the Butcher from ''Anime/{{Zambot 3}}''.
* [[OnePiece "Massacre Soldier" Killer]].
* Killer Bee from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''- not a bad guy, but certainly not someone you want to mess with.
* [[JapaneseRanguage Kira]] in ''Manga/DeathNote''.
* Colonel Killing of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket''.
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Movie villain Kiruru.
* [[JapaneseRanguage Kiira]], the killer bee from ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl''.

* Killgrave (a ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' villain unfortunately known as The Purple Man. Shoulda just stuck with his real name...).
** His live-action version in ''Series/{{Jessica Jones|2015}}'' (as he's prevalent in the original comic, ''Comicbook/{{Alias}}'') is actually Kevin Thompson, who chose Kilgrave during his EvilMakeover.
-->'''Jessica Jones:''' ''Kevin.'' I know it's [[SpecialPersonNormalName mundane]], but "Kilgrave"? Talk about obvious. Was Murdercorpse already taken?
* A ComicBook/BlackPanther villain named Erik Killmonger.
* [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Arkillo]] of the [[Characters/GLSinestroCorps Sinestro Corps]]

* Commander Killemall from Fanfic/TwilightSparklesAwesomeAdventure.

* Mr. Kil, a ''Film/JamesBond'' villain from ''Film/DieAnotherDay''
** There's also a corrupt cop Killifer in ''Film/LicenceToKill''.
* Damon Killian, the Evil Executive/Smarmy Game Show Host of the Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger flick ''Film/TheRunningMan''. Played by none other than Richard Dawson.
* With the same surname as above, Aldrich Killian in ''Film/IronMan3'' ([[AdaptationalVillainy who's not a villain in the comics]]).
* Col. Kil''gore'' from ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', a man who just can't get enough of the smell of napalm in the morning.
* Parodied in ''Film/CarryOnDoctor'' in which Doctor Killmore finds his name tends to unsettle patients.

* Outlaw Rud Killgore in an episode of ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger''
* Bobby Sixkiller from ''Series/{{Renegade}}''
* Sir Killalot, the house robot from ''Series/RobotWars''
* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'', Captain Hook has a double whammy of names-to-run-away-from, as Hook is only his alias and his original first name is ''Killian''.

* Wrestling/RonKillings of Wrestling/{{Wrestling/N|ational Wrestling Alliance}}WA[=-=]Wrestling/{{TNA}}. Known as R-Truth in the Wrestling/{{WWE}}. Another one who should have stuck with his real name.

* The pirates of [[TabletopGame/IronKingdoms WarMachine's]] Mercenary faction has Doc Killingsworth. The mere threat of treatment is enough to make the wounded get up and back into the fight.
* AxCrazy troll gang member Shoot-to-Kill from ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', most notable for winning her boyfriend back by leaving him a love letter, alongside the head of her love rival, [[StuffedIntoTheFridge in the fridge]].
* Gray Norton, a champion mechwarrior in the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' universe named the Rifleman he piloted as Champion of the Solaris VII tournaments ''Legend-Killer''.

* Killian. It's the name of a [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Clint Eastwood lookalike]] badass sheriff in the original. Also appears in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}}''.
* Dr. Killjoy from ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Suffering_%28video_game%29 The Suffering]].''
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' villain Shelly de Killer. Who is a contract killer.
* Killer from ''VideoGame/ShadowHeartsFromTheNewWorld''. Who is a serial killer.
* The Kill Master of ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' (voiced by Lemmy Kilmister of Music/{{Motorhead}}) named himself that so people would leave him alone. [[NonindicativeName He's the team healer.]]
* Killer Man from the sixth game of the ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' series. [[{{Bowdlerise}} His name was changed to Erase Man in the US version.]]
* You probably will not survive a dogfight with [[VideoGame/WingCommander Kur Human-Killer]].
* ''VideoGame/Disgaea5AllianceOfVengeance'' gives us its protagonist, Killia. Doesn't sound like much at first, but [[spoiler:he used to be called Tyrant Overlord Killidia, who rose to the top of Cryo Blood and ruled it with an iron fist until Goldion bitch-slapped him into submission.]]
* [[JapaneseRanguage Kira]] Seijirou from ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven''.

* Killum from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''.

* Parodied in ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''; as seen in the main page, Strong Mad (sometimes an example of this trope himself) plays the character of "[=KillingYouGuy=]" in the ''Dangeresque'' series.

* Duff Killigan of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.
* [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers "Hello, I am Doctor Henry Killinger, unt zis is my magic murder bag."]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/MAD'' , one of the sketches focuses on a lawyer who successfully convinced a jury that "Rob Killmurder" was an innocent man and he goes free but not before punching the lawyer in the face and running away, laughing crazily all the while.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' ''Killgore'' really wants to live up to his name by being an effective villan. It screams SorryBillyButYouJustDontHaveLegs, although he'd got them, he's small and his arms are extremely short.
* One-off character Larry Kidkill on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' doesn't actually ''kill'' Apu's kids, but he does gratuitously exploit them such that Apu and Homer have to kidnap them back.
* Dr. Killemoff from ''WesternAnimation/ToxicCrusaders''.
* [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Amanda Killman]] from ''WesternAnimation/BunsenIsABeast''.

* Perhaps not a direct example, but there's a lot of people who would rather avoid [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oavMtUWDBTM Eduard Khil]] if they could help it.
** Actually a subversion: "Khil" translates as "Hill."
* [[http://aussiecriminals.com.au/2012/08/13/anthony-perish-aka-badness/ Anthony Perish]].
* Subverted with Killer Kato; it's a nickname referring to how he (Masao Kato) played {{TabletopGame/Go}} very aggressively, and as a top-level player (he once held four of Japan's big seven titles simultaneously, as well as being the oldest Honinbo champion in history), many "safe" groups of stones fell before him.[[/folder]]

* The one who invited [[Manga/TheKindaichiCaseFiles Kindaichi]] to the house of wax in ''[[ShapedLikeItself The House of Wax]]'' hides behind the name of «[[SdrawkcabName Redrum]]».
* Susanoo's first suspect in the ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' story ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9485532/1/Fate-T-Harlaown-and-the-Case-of-the-Murderous-Murder Fate T Harlaown and the Case of the Murderous Murder]]'' is a man by the name of Dr. Heinrich von Murder, lead designer of [=MurderCorp=], which makes [=KillBots=]. Subverted when it turns out that he's a kindly old man and his name "[[RunningGag means something different in the local language]]". [[spoiler: DoubleSubverted when it turns out that he actually is evil. Zig-zagged when it turns out that his name is actually Billy Ray [=McFriendly=] and the [=KillBots=] are actually called [=FriendDroids=] (again, it means something different in the local language).]]

* Voodoo priest Murder Legendre in ''Film/WhiteZombie''.

* [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=373665 Tymaret, the Murder King]] from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' is a creature with two activated abilities that require you to sacrifice another creature, and he's black and red, the two colors most likely to be ChaoticEvil.

* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' has the boss monster Nex ([[AltumVidetur Latin]] for "murder" or "violent death").

* In ''Webcomic/CheckerboardNightmare'', Chex tries to write a comicbook with a CardCarryingVillain named Dr. Murder.
* In ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' this is taken to the next level by Auntie Maya, also known as Mathangi Ten Meti Murder the Gods and Topple Their Thrones.

[[AC:{{Real Life}}]]
* Rapper Corey Miller, better known by his stage name, C-Murder. He is currently serving a life term for guess what.

* [[Characters/XMenVillains Donald Pierce]], member of [[StandardEvilOrganizationSquad the Hellfire Club]], [[{{Cyborg}} the Reavers]], ''and'' [[KnightTemplar the Purifiers]].
* In the ''[[Creator/ECComics Tales from the Crypt]]'' story "Clots My Line," a game show panel is asked to guess the profession of a contestant named "Pierce Draynor." [[spoiler: Subverted, as the contestant is ActuallyNotAVampire; rather, the host is having fun with the panel and the audience, who ''are''.]]

* Aaron Pierce in ''Series/TwentyFour'', although he is a good guy with a heart of gold, he is still a complete and utter badass.
* [[TheMenInBlack Alien-hunting unit]] head Daniel Pierce of ''{{Roswell}}''.
* Pierce in ''Series/{{Community}}'' is a complete JerkAss.
* Though not a guy you'd want to run away from, unless you're Frank Burns or the ColonelKilgore of the episode, but there's Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce, from ''Series/MASH''.

* Actually a relatively common name in real life. See Creator/PierceBrosnan and UsefulNotes/FranklinPierce.

* [[ImplacableMan Rampage]] from ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaProjectHorizons''.

* [[OmnicidalManiac Ram]][[ImplacableMan page]] from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. He even [[LampshadeHanging notes it]] "A little obvious, but it gets to the point."

* Ravage in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', though he was rarely a threat to other Transformers, was not someone humans wanted to deal with.

* ComicBook/RasAlGhul from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' sounds like this. For extra running bowel-trembling terror-ness, Ra's al Ghul means "the demon's head" in Arabic.

* The Ra'zac from the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle''.

* From Wiki/{{Killerbunnies}}, we have Razelle Anne Serchendistroy. Interestingly, her name is an actual but uncommon name and, ironically, (along with being a variant of the name "Rachel), despite it's spelling, her name means " ewe, lamb daughter", not what you'd expect.

See also [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/NotoriousKillers Names To Run Away From: Notorious Killers]] for characters named after the most famous example of this one, UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper.

* [[GeneralRipper Jack D. Ripper]] from ''Film/DoctorStrangelove''.

* Ripred from ''Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles''.

* [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Giles]] used to go by "Ripper".
* ''Series/BabylonFive'' had a one-shot character named Sebastian, who was revealed to be a cryogenically preserved ([[TheAtoner and quite repentant]]} [[spoiler: Jack The Ripper.]]

* Rivfader, King of Trolls in many of Music/{{Finntroll}}'s songs. His name means "Rip-father" in Swedish.

* Rip Torn.
* UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper.

* [[AxCrazy Ripper Roo]] from ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot''.

* The surname [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Kurosaki]] comes from putting ''kuro'' (dark) on ''kirisaki'' (slasher). Essentially, Dark Slasher.
* The mutant snapping turtle bad guy from ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' fame.

* Slash is one of the villains of the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' ''Dawn of the Clans'' arc.

* One of Magus' minions in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''
* Also the name of the caveman from the ''VideoGame/EternalChampions'' games.
* ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'' gives us Slash Man, who if you don't know what you're doing, can be a [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard pain]] [[ThatOneBoss in]] [[OhCrap the]] [[RageQuit arse]].
** Also, Grizzly Slash from [[VideoGame/MegaManX X5]].

[[AC:Web Original]]
* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has Jack Slash, the BigBad of the Slaughterhouse Nine arcs.

* The other half of the QuirkyMinibossSquad in ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''.
* Slash Smashnikov, one of Flintheart Glomgold's henchmen in ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales2017''

* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': "Mandroid" had as its protagonist a vigilante cybernetic super soldier by the name of Nate Slaughterhouse.

* The Hong Kong martial arts film ''Yellow Faced Tiger'' features Chuck Norris as a ganglord named Chuck Slaughter. Hence the movie's alternate title in the U.S., ''Slaughter in San Francisco''.

* A ''Series/LawAndOrder'' episode features Jonas Slaughter, played by [[Film/AClockworkOrange Malcolm]] [[VideoGame/{{Fallout3}} McDowell]].
* Detective Slaughter on ''Series/{{Castle}}'' is a CowboyCop whose nickname is "the Widowmaker". He earned it based on his partners' life expectancy. Not that gangsters fare much better with him around...

* Professional Wrestler and ''GIJoe'' character [[Wrestling/SgtSlaughter Sergeant Slaughter]].

* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' gives us [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=378523 Mogis, God of Slaughter]], who is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: the resident GodOfEvil in Theros. His [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=378536 temple]] is even called the Temple of Malice.

* In Larry Gelbart's ''Mastergate: A Play on Words'', the devious mastermind behind the whole scandal is the late CIA director, Wiley Slaughter.

* Karin Slaughter. She writes thrillers.
* [[http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=32793 A.J. Slaughter]], Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.
* Tod Slaughter, known for his roles in film adaptations of Victorian horror melodramas and is particularly known for his portrayal of the original ''Theatre/SweeneyTodd'' from the penny-dreadful "The String of Pearls".
* Former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Webster Slaughter.
* Baseball Hall of Famer Enos Slaughter, particularly if you were a pitcher in the 1940s.
* Alvin Slaughter. Gospel musician.

* The Stabbington brothers from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' are probably a parody, although they are rather scary.

* "Stabby Joe" from ''Series/{{Friends}}''. Phoebe warned Ross not to walk down a certain alley to avoid meeting this character.

* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' where Marge is watching a film about a convict named Johnny Stabbo and his mother, Ma Stabbo.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Lois' cellmate "Stabby".
* The minor character Lord Slashstab (an {{expy}} of Venger from ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'') appearing in ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether''.
* Gabby McStabberson, one of Flintheart Glomgold's henchmen and an [[FauxActionGirl alleged (well, she was then cheapest he could find!)]] asassin in ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales2017''

!!Other Verbs:

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Annex Zaboom from ''Anime/NinjaSenshiTobikage''. [[ObviouslyEvil As if his appearance wasn't a big enough hint...]]

* [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Doctor]] Shocc, [[ThoseWackyNazis Former-Nazi]] MadScientist from ''ComicBook/MarshalLaw''.
* Superhero {{Blastoman}} and his sidekick, Explodo.
* [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles The Shredder]].
* [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Venom and Carnage]], even if the former tries - ''[[AntiHero tries]]'' to prove people wrong.

* ''Franchise/StarWars''
** Darth Maul.
** Most Imperial capital ships have "[unpleasant-sounding verb]er" as their name structure: Executor, Dominator, Agoniser, Conqueror, and [[AllThereInTheManual the manual]] for ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' adds the Finalizer.
* Charlie Rotter from the ''Super Psycho Sweet 16'' series.
* Dredger, the gigantic brawler from ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009'' (in addition to its other meanings, "dredge" means "to drag").
* The pseudonym "Agent Lynch" in 2010's ''Film/TheATeam''.
* Snatcher from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls''. Although the EmbarrassingMiddleName of "Penelope" dampens the effect somewhat.

[[folder: Literature]]
* TheBully in ''{{Literature/Dinoverse}}'' is named J.D. Harms. There's a little more going on than it seems, but it takes a lot to bring it to the surface.
* The name applied to the title character of ''Literature/TheSkinner'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin pretty much says it all.]]
* The Skinners from ''Literature/TheGeneral'' are tribesmen who spend most of their time hunting dinosaurs and the rest [[RapePillageAndBurn wrecking up civilization]].

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'': Uncle Fester. "It means, to rot!"
* ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'' gives us Blood Stalk, the BigBad of the series who has a habit of [[TheStarscream stabbing all the other villains in the back]], making himself TheManBehindTheMan several times over.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* The notorious 187, Homicide.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Though not truly a verb, Rapine Storm of ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech'' still qualifies as something to run away from. Pity that doing so will probably mean you run into something worse, given the setting.

* ''Theatre/PunchAndJudy''

* The aptly-named squad of [[ThatOneBoss superbosses]] from ''[[VideoGame/ArmoredCore Armored Core: Last Raven]]'': the Pulverizers.
* You should probably run very fast from a weapon the military designates an [[VideoGame/RType "Annihilation Platform"]]. Especially when the individual unit's name has a 'mor' in it, being "Moritz-G."
* [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Bang Shishigami]]. [[ThemeMusicPowerUp "BANG BANG BANG BANG!!!!"]]
* TheManTheyCouldntHang Mr. Lynch in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRevolver''.
* ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'' gives us a sword-slinging boss known as the Penetrator. Let that sink in for a moment.
* If you hear about someone named [[VideoGame/SoulCalibur Nightmare]], run as fast as you can. Same goes with that other [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4 Nightmare.]]
* Choke from ''VideoGame/GhoulsVsHumans''.
* Baal Abaddon from ''VideoGame/{{Impire}}'' is summonned by a demonologist who decides that Death Slayer is a better example of a name to run away from. In case you hadn't already realised he's got issues.
* From [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]] Molag Bal, the [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil King of Rape.]]
* "God-Splitter" - the name of a powerful Daemonhammer in the ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' series.
* A rare protagonist example, ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' has the Doom Slayer, a rather more extreme version of the typical Doomguy/Doom Marine. Applies in-universe as well as his name refers to the [[LegionsOfHell Legions of Doom]], and every demon in the game is afraid of him because of how effective he is.
* ''[[VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns Shadowrun Hong Kong]]'' had the [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triad]] enforcer "Strangler" Bao. Very much not a man to be trifled with. Or anywhere near, if you can avoid it.

* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' spin-off ''Tempts Fate'' has a minor villain called Suffer.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': You'd think someone whose first name is "Kitten" wouldn't sound intimidating or bad, but her last name is "Stranglir", which is a mildly disguised PunnyName version of this trope. The character in question is a hyper-muscular bodyguard to a rich criminal.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Podcast/RandomAssault'': Slabflapper.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown's'' Chase Young. {{Meaningful|Name}} in that he traded his soul for eternal youth.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': Jorgen von Strangle, Crusher [=McPersoncrusher=], and Princess Mandie (pronounced Man-Die, if you didn't get it).
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'': Really, would you trust a doctor named Dr. Bendova?
* ''WesternAnimation/UglyAmericans'': almost all the demons have an intimidating name, but Twayne Boneraper takes the cake. Subverted because he is scary just in the first couple or so of episodes, then he is [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] into a whiny, clueless, neurotic momma's boy.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Louis the Pious had three sons, Pepin II, Charles the Bald, and Lothair. Guess which one tried to take over the Holy Roman Empire...
* Apparently, a man in Britain named Rob Banks was accused of bank robbery. The court subsequently granted him the right to be tried under a pseudonym on the grounds that his name might, in fact, influence the jury.
* One of the infamous nicknames given to Vlad Dracula: "Vlad III The [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice Impaler]]."
* ThoseWackyNazis had an infamous MadDoctor named Josef Mengele, whose surname sounds an awful lot like "mangle." Considering what he did to prisoners in Auschwitz (unspeakably sadistic experiments ForTheEvulz), that's not too much of a stretch.