A form of NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: [[WeaponsAndWieldingTropes Weapons]] (and usually melee weapons, at that) often indicate a character's WeaponOfChoice, or imply that they're as dangerous as their namesake.



[[folder:Any notable firearm manufacturer]]
Colt, Winchester, Ingram, Glock, Mauser, etc. You're not likely to meet a Alexander U.S. Repeating-Arms, but if you do you should probably run ''very'' fast. Zig-zagging. Preferably a ''very'' short distance to some sort of solid cover. If behind that solid cover you should happen to find an RPG launcher and a stock of rounds for it, so much the better..

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* ''Manga/SoulEater'' has Patti and Liz Thompson, [[EquippableAlly equippable allies]] who turn into, well, guns.
* Subversion: In the anime ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'', the Casull family is on the run from the church of Mauser and any last name for any character is a weapon manufacturer. There's enough characters to go from obvious ones like Winya Chester, Barrett and Steyr to more obscure ones such as Galil, Giat, Socom, Scorpse and Peters-Stahl.
** Mauser's nemesis, Browning. Also, Mauser's servants are called the Peacekeepers, and Browning's are [[spoiler: the Dragoons.]]

* Moses Magnum from ''ComicBook/XMen''

%%* ''Film/JesusChristVampireHunter'': Mary Magnum.

* Literature/MonsterHunterInternational: Owen Zastave Pitt (the Owen submachine gun that his father used in Vietnam, along with Zastava, the main small arms manufacturer in Serbia). [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that WordOfGod confirms that he's named after the place in Serbia that is also the namesake of the manufacturer, it's just a nice coincident for an author and a character who many people would put under the GunNut trope.

* The Winchester brothers on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. In the episode "The Benders," a county police officer asks, "Like the rifle?" and Dean answers, "[[NamedLikeMyName Like the rifle.]]"
** In the season 4 episode "It's a Terrible Life," the bewitched brothers believe their names are Dean '''Smith''' and Sam '''Wesson'''.
* Thomas Magnum of ''Series/MagnumPI''
* Tony Beretta, the cop from the '70's TV show, ''Beretta''.
* ''Series/RemingtonSteele''

[[AC:Professional Wrestling]]
* Oficial AK-47 from the International Wrestling Revolution Group

* Ingram Plisken from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars''. Bonus points for sharing the surname of a dude called ''Snake''.
** There are a lot of Banpresto Original characters named like that. There's Kyosuke '''Nanbu''', Excellen and Lemon '''Browning''', Lefina '''Enfield''', Sean '''Webley''', '''Ingram''' Prisken, '''Calico''' and '''Spectra''' among others...
* ''VideoGame/DeathJr'' has Smith and Weston, but in an odd subversion they're just Siamese twins with little to perceivably do with guns. We expected better from a series containing the word, "death."

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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'''s Chiester Sisters are each named after the make number of a given gun. Thus far there are Chiester 45, 410, 00, and 556. 00 refers to the 00 shotgun shell; 410, the .410 shotgun round; 45, the .45 Colt round; 556, the 5.56x45mm NATO assault rifle round. In the fifth book, two additional Chiester Sisters are mentioned: Chiester 20 and Chiester 127. 20 refers to 20mm rounds fired by a M61 Vulcan Gatling Gun, while 127 refers to 127mm shells fired by a 5-inch deck gun.

* Subverted in ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' -- Ben Winchester, Jodie Beretta, and Eric Remington are all fairly ordinary high school students (although Jodie is a massive slut and is revealed in the sequel strip, Quarter Life Crisis, to have grown up to be a stripper, she's not someone you would exactly run from).


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* ''Anime/TekkamanBlade''. Most of the other Tekkamen have weapon names too (Dagger, Axe, Sword...), and if that isn't enough indication you should run, there's Tekkaman Evil. Then ''Tekkaman Blade II'' has Tekkaman Dead.

* ''The'' ComicBook/{{Blade}}.

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* Vash of Fanfic/ChristianHumberReloaded gets called "Blade" by [[strike:Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}}]] [[CaptainErsatz Spin the Hedgehog]], because he's "the only one (Spin) know(s) who knows how to wield a sword like a pro".

* [[http://he-man.wikia.com/wiki/Blade Blade]] from the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse''.

* In ''Literature/SurvivorDogs'', the leader of the Fierce Dogs pack is named Blade.

* A mutant from ''Series/VRTroopers''.
* Series/KamenRiderBlade
* Captain Blade, leader of the chameleons (a race of faceless [[{{Humanshifting}} Humanshifter]] aliens stealing people's identities in order to take over an airport) in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Faceless Ones".

* Variation: Ragna the Bloodedge from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''.
* [[VideoGame/StarCraft The Queen of Blades]].
* Jack of Blades, from ''[[VideoGame/FableI Fable]]''.
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'': Blados is [[SarcasmMode such]] [[ObviouslyEvil a nice guy.]]
* Jonathan Blade, the BountyHunter in ''VideoGame/EternalChampions''.
* ''VideoGame/PowerBlade''.
* The [[spoiler: [[WalkingSpoiler secret sixteenth student]]]] in ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' is called Mukuro Ikusaba, which roughly translates to '[[AwesomeMcCoolName Corpse Warblade]]'. [[spoiler: Subverted in ''IF'' when it's revealed [[LoveMakesyouEvil she's not]] [[HeelFaceTurn really a bad person.]]]]
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'': The Blades are a group of ancient dragonslayers, led by the Dragonborn, who can steal the souls of dragons and kill them permanently. When they ran out of dragons to kill, the Blades became the personal bodyguards of the Dragonborn Emperors. The Aldmeri Dominion made a smart (if slightly dickish) move in wiping them out before beginning the war with the Empire.
* [[LaserGuidedKarma The Blades of the Darkmoon]] in ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' are servants of Velka, Goddess of Sin. They are charged with punishing people with outstanding sins(in-game, this constitutes killing [=NPCs=], getting indicted by players you've invaded and killed, etc.), usually by invading their world and killing them. Velka's influence is so great, other deities fear her power.
* Blade, the [[spoiler:[[TheDragon subfinal boss]]]] of ''Videogame/RedEarth''

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Knife Bloody Knife]], a Native American scout who fought for Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer during the Great Sioux War of 1876. He died along with Custer at Little Bighorn.



* ''Film/{{Bullitt}}'', from the movie of the same name

* Bullet, the protagonist of Cynthia Voigt's ''The Runner'', though it's technically not his real name. He's a very fast runner. [[spoiler: It proves a tragically appropriate name, as he is killed in the Vietnam War.]]
* One of the Fierce Dogs in ''Literature/SurvivorDogs'' is named Bullet.

* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/RedDwarf'' where Kryten tries to sound tough with the name Jake Bullet ... only to discover that his Badass-sounding 'Cybernetics Division' is traffic control.

* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': One of Calvin's imaginary alter egos is the hard-boiled private eye, Tracer Bullet.

* Bulletta (B. B. Hood) from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}''.
* The Bullet Bills from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' games. {{Justified|Trope}} because that's what they are--giant bullets with human faces.

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* In Sword Art Online's second season, we have "Death Gun", [[spoiler: who is actually two murdering brothers]].
* Tommy "The Machine" Gunn from ''Film/RockyV''.
* Subverted in ''Film/{{Snatch}}'', where Tommy tells people he was named after the gun when he was actually named after a famous ballet dancer.
* Gunn, the chief of security in ''Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing''.

* [[Literature/WaysideSchool Bebe Gunn]] and her little brother, Ray Gunn
* The {{Literature/Nightside}}'s Shotgun Suzie aka Suzie Shooter aka [[LampshadeHanging Oh God, It's Her! Run!]]
* Ben Gunn from ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', at least in the past. Now he's become senile and weak from being abandoned on the island for so long.

* In ''Franchise/MassEffect 2'', the protagonist is given the alias Solomon or Alison Gunn (depending on their gender).

* Peter Gunn
* Charles Gunn, the muscle on ''Series/{{Angel}}''.

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* Subversion: Tim Gunn of ''Series/ProjectRunway'', consistently the nicest person on the show.
** Funnily enough, the tenth season of the very same show featured a DesignatedVillain named Gunnar. Gunnar '''[[UpToEleven Deatherage]].''' It's almost hard to believe that's someone's actual name.


* The very hard-boiled Literature/MikeHammer.
* IronMan foe Justin Hammer.

* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Darth Maul, anyone? This can actually work as a [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/{{Verbs}} verb]] too.
* ''Film/Thir13enGhosts'' has The Hammer as one of the ghosts of the Black Zodiac. Said ghost is a ScaryBlackMan with railroad spikes embeded in his body and his blacksmith hammer in place of his hand.

* Creator/JackVance has VillainProtagonist Cugel the Clever, a homophone for cudgel. Also a jab at the character, since a cudgel is the exact opposite of his attempt to be clever and subtle.
* In the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' series, the main villain was named Hammerclaw in drafts of the first book. Someone pointed out that the cats wouldn't know what a hammer is, and his name got changed to Tigerclaw (the cats know vaguely what Big Cats are).
* Roran Stronghammer from the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle.''

* The [[CharacterTitle title character]] from ''Series/SledgeHammer'', who's a borderline insane, over-the-top parody of violent {{Cowboy Cop}}s.

* The Maulotaur (episode 2 boss) from ''VideoGame/{{Heretic}}'', named after the huge maul (sledgehammer) which is his weapon.
* Sister Hammer, from ''VideoGame/FableII''
* Orgrim {{Doom|yDoomsOfDoom}}hammer from the ''Franchise/{{Warcraft|ExpandedUniverse}}'' series, a double whammy.
* Subverted by Hammer in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow'', a scary-looking American army man who, upon finding himself in Dracula's castle, starts collecting weapons... [[ShopKeeper to open a shop]]. Mina is spooked; Soma is just perplexed.
* The Mjolnir (after Thor's hammer) cyborgs in the ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' verse, and the Mjolnir armor of the Spartans in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. Also, Foehammer, the dropship pilot from the [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved first installment]] of the latter series.

* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'': "The Hammer is my penis."

* [[RedScare Vyacheslav Molotov]] is a double-whammy - the incendiary bomb is named for him, and ''molot'' is Russian for "hammer".
* Charles Martel, illegitimate son of Pepin of Herstal and ''de facto'' ruler of the Franks from 718 to 741 CE. If you're curious, his last name was actually a cognomen, meaning "Hammer", for the way he crushed his enemies on the battlefield.


* [[PeterPan Captain James Hook]], "Mrs. Hook's little baby boy."

* One of the [[TransformersGeneration1 Constructicons]] was named Hook.

* There's a [[{{Transformers}} Decepticon]] by the name.

* Icepick is also a bad guy from one of the ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'' games and one of the ''Skate Or Die'' games.


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* Evil brother Millions Knives from ''Anime/TriGun''
* [[SinisterShiv Shanks]] from ''Manga/OnePiece''. Subverted in that he's really a nice guy, and not in an AffablyEvil way. Then double-subverted when it's revealed he's one of the Four Emperors, one of such power that not even the Marines, Warlords, nor other Emperors want to antagonize directly. When the Marineford War was about to devolve into a MeleeATrois, his appearance and threat to join in the brawl stopped the war right there and then.

* PsychoExGirlfriend Knives Chau from ''Comicbook/ScottPilgrim''
* Dagger from the Creator/MarvelComics duo ComicBook/CloakAndDagger.

* Tough-looking character actor (and real-life ex-con) Danny Trejo often plays characters named after edged weapons. He's been Navajas ("knives" in Spanish), Razor Eddie, Razor Charlie, and Machete no less than four times.
* ''Film/FlightOfTheIntruder'' features resident EnsignNewbie "Razor", so dubbed because he [[IronicNickname doesn't look old enough to shave.]] When he proves to be very bloodthirsty when defending downed pilots from enemy ground forces, he is renamed "Straight Razor".

* The {{Literature/Nightside}}'s Razor Eddie, punk god of the straight razor.
* Andy Shank, who has a posse mainly because 'it was safer to be beside Andy than in front of him.' His favourite weapon was cutlass.
* In ''Literature/SurvivorDogs'', one of the dogs in the Fierce Dogs pack is named Dagger.

* Mack the Knife, the character from the song of the same name.

* Not sure if it fits here, but [[MagicTheGathering Tezzeret]] is actually a term for any improvised weapon (at least, in his native tongue. He [[AppropriatedAppelation got his name]] after he used a crude knife to take down an older boy who had been bullying him. He takes the name to heart, as he sees his intellect as a great weapon that many take for granted.

* ''VideoGame/{{Shank}}''
* Dagger, from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''

* Dirk Strider from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''.

* The [[SuperSoldier Daggers]] from ''Series/SeaQuestDSV''.

So badass it actually got ''two'' weapons, a spiky club and a tear gas, named after it. It thus can be an incredibly tough-sounding name for both men and women, and so can certain sound-alikes such as "mason"--after all, it's somebody who ''cuts rocks.'' On the other hand, "Macy" isn't a good, tough name, as naming tough people after department stores is a no-no.

* ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire foe Mace. Justified three times: His real name is [[SecretPublicIdentity Gideon Mace]], his [[AnatomyArsenal hand is a mace]] and it [[MixAndMatchWeapon sprays mace.]]

* Mace was also the name of the JerkAss hero of ''[[Film/StarWarsEwokAdventures The Ewok Adventure]]''.
** Also from the ''StarWars'' universe is Mace Windu. Given that he beat Sidious in a lightsaber duel, is one of the only Jedi to freely draw upon anger, aggression, and dark side of the force, has torn apart droids with his bare hands and is played by '''Creator/SamuelLJackson''', yes, you should run away ''really'' fast.

* In the ''Creator/DavidGemmell'' novel ''Morningstar'', the main character has two of these, his real name being Jerrik Mace and his title being Morningstar.
* In ''Literature/SurvivorDogs'', one of the dogs in the Fierce Dogs pack is named Mace.

* Colonel Mace of UNIT in ''Series/DoctorWho''. When confronted with a Sontaran invasion, changes the bullets to steel jacketed, nullifying the Sontarans anti copper jacketed bullet field, calls in the Valiant, a flying aircraft carrier with massive fire power, gives a rousing speech, then proceeds to kill the Sontaran field Commander with a [[RockBeatsLaser revolver]], after saying "You will face me sir!"

* HK-47 from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''.

* [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Mike Morningstar]] again, as a morning star is also the name for a mace with spikes.
** The Morningstar is also a common nickname for this guy named Lucifer, ever heard of him?
*** Yes, but ''that'' aspect of the name is already on [[NamesToRunAwayFrom/DemonsOrAngels the appropriate page]].


* [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix4/needlespdrwmn.htm The Needle]], member of ComicBook/SpiderWoman's RoguesGallery.

* [[Film/BackToTheFuture What's the matter, McFly? Chicken?]]

* ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' MonsterOfTheWeek "Needlenose".

* The [[MonsterClown murderous psychopath clown]] from the ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'' series is called 'Sweet Tooth' after his ice cream truck by most people, but his ''real' name? Needles Kane.


* Scourge from COmicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog, an EvilCounterpart of Sonic.

* Cluny the Scourge from the first ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' book.
* Scourge from ''Literature/WarriorCats''.

* TheScourgeOfGod

* During the 2009 Christmas campaign, ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' introduced a [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Scrooge]] {{expy}} named Ebenezer Scourge. He wasn't all that scary, mind you, but he was a jerk before his [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol inevitable]] HeelFaceTurn.

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* Spike Spiegel of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' fame is an AfroAsskicker (actually, make that ''[[AmbiguouslyJewish Jewfro]]'' Asskicker) and one hell of a bounty hunter.

* Spike, a one-off AngryGuardDog from an episode of ScriptFic ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''.

* Spike the vampire from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' starts as a villain, and being a hundred-and-twentysomething he poses a far bigger threat than most regular vampires. He also has a unique record (as far as we know) of having killed two Slayers. Interestlingy, a 'Beware Dog' sign is regularly shown in the background in his scenes.

* Spike, the AngryGuardDog from ''Pinball/JunkYard''.
* Spike the bulldog from ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', who is strong, dangerous, and imposing. While Jerry was generally on his good graces, Tom was frequently disposed of by him.

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* [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell Motoko Kusanagi]]. Admittedly a pseudonym, but still...
** Given that it would be like a westerner calling herself "Mary Excalibur", yeah...
* The Ten Espada from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.
* [[Anime/PaniPoniDash Tsurugi Inugami]], is named after a [[EveryJapaneseSwordIsAKatana sword]]. He's also named after a Japanese Mythology god as a bonus. The thing is, he is not one bit of a badass. In fact, he is a downright pushover to [[FriendToAllLivingThings Misao Nanjo]].
* The legendary assassin of the Bakumatsu, [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Hitokiri Battousai]], which practically translates as "the assassin quick at drawing swords."

* General Katana in ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening''.

* Saber from the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle''.
* Swords of Blood and Fire from ''Creator/DavidGemmell'''s White Wolf
* The Sword of the Morning, Ser Arthur Dayne from "Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire"
* Domingo Espada from ''Literature/DoubleShot'', whose last name is Spanish for "sword".

* Kamen Rider Sa''sword''
* Sabre on ''Series/AmericanGladiators''.

* Star Saber and Wing Saber of ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''

* Durandal of ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}''.
* Durandal from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe''.
* As well as Cortana from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''.
* Jerkass antihero of Climax's Dreamcast ''VideoGame/{{Timestalkers}}'' game, simply named Sword. Actually, everyone playable has a simple object name like the puppet being named Marion, except the elf Nigel, who was a hero from a previous game (though Sword is the only one people want to get away from for being such a smug Ahole). Lady scares the three mobster bad guys a lot, but that's because they're really just bluffing blustery types who are used to others doing their work.
* The {{VideoGame/Wario|Ware}} series has Kat & Ana, twin ninja girls. They also have a pet bald-eagle and monkey named "Shuriken" and "Nunchuck" respectively.
* VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}. Not necessarily evil, but you're sure going to want to run very fast if you ever bump into her.
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. Any Servant called Saber. [[spoiler: Especially King Arthur. SHE's badass.]] Their Masters have canonically won every Grail War that has happened. ([[spoiler:[[JerkassGenie Technically, no Servant has won the War]].]])
* [[VideoGame/BlazBlue The]] [[RageAgainstTheHeavens Kusanagi Unit]].
** [[ImplacableMan The Cold Steel or the Just Sword]].

* Brian Randall, author of ''FanFic/KyonBigDamnHero'', chose the [[PunnyName punny pseudonym]] "Durandall" for himself.


* In ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'', [[spoiler: [[VerbalTicName Eppon]]]] is actually PokemonSpeak. It's explicitly stated to be a corruption of "Weapon".

* ''Webcomic/FarOutThere'' features a little boy named "Megaweapon." Disturbingly, it fits him perfectly.
* ''Webcomic/WeaponBrown''. Charlie Brown of ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' fame [[TookALevelInBadass took about 35 levels in Badass]] and his whole milieu got DarkerAndEdgier.


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* Just about every character in ''Manga/SoulEater'' was named both after their weapon or weapon form and [[MusicalThemeNaming a famous musician]]. Examples: Maka Albarn, whose first name is an anagram of the Japanese word for scythe, "kama". She wields a SinisterScythe [[spoiler: and is one, in the anime.]] Black Star uses a giant shiruken, the Thompson sisters turn into Thompson Eagles, Jackie O'Lantern Dupre is a flamethrower, and Harvar D. Eclair is named after the French word for "lightning", conciding with the fact that he is an electric lance.

* ComicBook/{{Empowered}}: Willy Pete gets his name from the military lingo for white phosphorus.

[[AC: FanWorks]]
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': When Ukraine was not given a canon human name, the fandom quickly settled for [[FanNickname Yekaterina "Katyusha" Braginskaya]]. As pointed out on her character sheet, Russians call three things 'Katyusha': girls, headbands... and ''rocket artillery.''

* The ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise gives us [[Creator/ChristopherLee Francisco Scaramanga]], also known as "Pistols" or "Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''.
* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze'' provides mutant wolf Rahzar, which sounds like "razor" (to the point the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 cartoon]] returns the name to someone [[TheNicknamer Mikey]] compared to a "dog with razors").
* The last name of the SerialKiller in ''Film/{{Replicant}}'' is eventually revealed to be Garrotte (like the strangling wire).

* Citizen Admiral Esther [=McQueen=] from the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series - aka "Citizen Admiral Cluster Bomb".
* Snaga the Sender, The Blades of no Return. Druss the Legend's axe
* Simon Green's ''Literature/{{Nightside}}'' gave us "Shotgun Suzie," aka "Suzie Shooter," aka "Oh Christ, It's Her, Run!"
* Heinz '''Axmann''', Stasi officer from ''LightNovel/{{Schwarzesmarken}}''

* Ryan ''Laserbeam'' from ''Series/TrueJacksonVP'', who overlaps with AwesomeMcCoolname. He's a good guy, but still, ''damn!''
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' has Hugo [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzer Panzer]], who is actually a skilled swordsman. However, since he's played by Steve Austin, he is ''built'' like a German tank.
* ''Series/LostGirl'' has The Glaive, said to be the attorney general for all Faekind.
* Laser and Nitro on ''Series/AmericanGladiators''.
* One episode of ''[[Series/{{Blackadder}} Blackadder the Third]]'' has Edmund Blackadder and Baldrick taken captive by French revolutionaries and handed over to a female torturer/executioner named Madame Guillotine.[[note]]In real life a darkly humoristic nickname for the guillotine.[[/note]] [[spoiler:Fortunately, she turns out to be Literature/TheScarletPimpernel in disguise. ''Un''fortunately, this only becomes apparent after [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Edmund poisons him]].]]

* [[MoreDakka Wazdakka]] [[BadassBiker Gutsmek]], arguably the greatest [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Ork]] warbiker in existence.

* In certain Franchise/{{Transformers}} continuities, there is Bludgeon, a ruthless Decepticon martial artist who, in most incarnations, has a skeletal samurai motif. Ironically, he doesn't wield a bludgeon at all, favoring swords and/or [[FantasticFightingStyle Metallikato]] techniques for close combat.

* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Bloodaxe Eric Bloodaxe]], King of Norway and Northumbria.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Shrapnel Henry Shrapnel]]. And by his own doing: the reason he's got a name to run away from really fast is because shrapnel ''was named after him''.

* ''VideoGame/DukeNukem''. Or does that count as a verb?
* Mocked in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' in the ''Mark of the Assassin'' DLC; the party gets ambushed after speaking to a contact named Edge, and your party members point out either that the name is ridiculous ("Edge? That's his ''name''?") or that they shouldn't have trusted a guy with a name like that.
* The Iron Knuckles enemy from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series.

* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' had a nasty one pop up while Terry was investigating a NebulousEvilOrganization of [[PsychicPowers psychics]]. [[spoiler:As you would expect, the creepy lady can blow things up with her mind.]]
-->'''Terry:''' By the way, what's the creepy lady's power?\\
'''Tamara:''' I don't know, but they call her "Bombshell".\\
'''Terry:''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Oh, THAT'S encouraging]].