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1A form of NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Languages besides English can be quite open when coming up with names you normally wouldn't give your child.²²See also NamesToRunAwayFrom/AncientDeadLanguages.²²----²!Examples:²²[[foldercontrol]]²²²!!Jaeger²The German word of Hunter. Often used for a badass character.²²[[folder:AnimeAndManga]]²* Eren Jaeger from Manga/AttackOnTitan.²* The Jaegers are an elite police squad in Manga/AkameGaKill.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Film]]²* The {{Humongous Mecha}}s from Film/PacificRim are called Jaegers²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* The sickeningly racist novel ''Literature/{{Hunter}}'' features a Neo-Nazi SerialKiller named Yeager who targets interracial couples. He's a [[DesignatedHero "hero"]] by the book's warped standards, but anyone with a brain would consider him a flat-out villain.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Webcomics]]²* The Jägermonsters from Webcomic/GirlGenius, an army of monstrous [[SuperSoldier Super Soldiers]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:RealLife]]²* Chuck Yeager, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII AcePilot and [[UsefulNotes/TheColdWar Cold War]] test pilot. Appropriately enough, he established his ace credentials by scoring 11.5 kills against the Luftwaffe, including making "Ace in a Day" by downing five planes in a single day, including two planes without firing a shot - one German pilot he was pursuing accidentally collided with his own wingman. Possibly more famous for his [[DangerDeadpan calm steady voice]] than for riding the cutting edge of aerospace technology or for his combat prowess. ²[[/folder]]²!!Yue²²A word meaning a 'tragic accident' or 'lethal occurence'. Though, this name is given to children who died either before birth or shortly thereafter. Still some parents don't quite get it. It's more widely known to be the Chinese name for "moon."²²[[folder:Anime and Manga]]²* ''Manga/AngelSanctuary'''s Katou's seldom mentioned first name is Yue, given by his father, because he was not his child, but the result of his mother's betrayal. It didn't finish him off after birth, but in the course of the series he gets killed - or most often kills himself - four times total.²* Yue from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' counts as well, since as the Judge he had the power to strip away the memories and emotions of everyone Sakura knew and loved. Sakura certainly seemed intimidated by him, though that may also have been due to his appearance and [[TheStoic emotionless facade]].²** Yue's name in CCS is actually meant to be Chinese and carries the meaning of 'moon', not the above mentioned meanings (it's a symbolism going back to his creator—Clow Reed's symbol was the Moon). Could still be sort of playing with this meaning, though.²* Yue Ayase from ''Manga/NegimaMagisterNegiMagi'' averts the majority of this trope, despite all signs that she might.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* In ''Literature/{{Dune}}'', TheMole is named Wellington Yueh. This is a [[PlayedForDrama particularly emphatic use of the name]] in that he's remembered as [[MoralEventHorizon being worse than Judas]]...'''for more than''' '''''three thousand years'''''. Speaking of which, [[ Judas says hi.]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Western Animation]]²* Princess Yue from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Both meanings ("tragic accident" and "moon") apply: she [[spoiler:nearly died at birth and was only saved by the power of the moon. During her HeroicSacrifice, she gave up that bit of energy to save the moon's life, died, and was reincarnated as the Moon Spirit.]]²[[/folder]]²²!!Jafar²²From the Arabic Ja`far, meaning, of all things, "[[SpecialPersonNormalName brook]]." Probably gained its notoriety from Ja'far ibn Yahya al-Barmaki, about whom read below.²²[[folder:Film]]²* Creator/ConradVeidt's role as the evil grand vizier, later caliph in ''Film/TheThiefOfBagdad1940''. The first instance in which a Ja'far is portrayed as a villain.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Videogames]]²* Jaffar is one of the Black Fangs (an elite group of assassins) in ''VideoGame/FireEmblem [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe 7]]''. Averted in that he's also the only one to do a HeelFaceTurn.²* Ja'afar in ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryII'' is an aversion; he is neutral at worst.²* Jaffar, the evil vizier from ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Western Animation]]²* Jafar, the evil vizier in ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Real Life]]²* The original Jafar, the one they were all named after, was Ja'far ibn Abi Talib, who was of all things a pious warrior and a cousin/companion of the Prophet Muhammad. Yep.²* Ja'far ibn Abi Talib's great-umpty-great nephew, Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq, was the Sixth Imam of Shi'a Islam[[note]]Except for the Zaidi "Fiver" Shiites...sort's complicated.[[/note]] (being a descendant of Ali ibn Abi Talib and the Prophet's daughter Fatima) and one of the founders of Islamic jurisprudence. As indicated by his ''laqab'' (nickname), he was noted for being upright, honest, trustworthy, and not in the least bit interested in actually ruling (despite claiming to be the legitimate leader of the Muslims).²* Ja'far ibn Yahya al-Barmaki, aka the UsefulNotes/GrandVizierJafar, was a Persian nobleman and the Grand Vizier (i.e. Prime Minister) of the Abbasid Caliph Harun al-Rashid. He was executed under suspicion of having an affair with the Caliph's sister Abbasa. He appears in the ''Literature/ArabianNights'' as a sort of detective (in a tale often cited as the UrExample of the DetectiveStory), but his patronage of learning--specifically the revival of Greek and Persian science and the encouragement of the paper industry, recently arrived from China--may have led to a reputation as a sorcerer: hence the villainous connotations.²** It wasn't exactly "having an ''affair'' with Abbasa." Harun al-Rashid basically told Ja'far and Abbasa to get married but not to sleep together. He then flipped out when they disobeyed him. (And whether this story is true is quite debatable; his family were likely just executed for having too much power and therefore being a threat to the caliph's power.)²** The fact that the Barmakids had only recently converted to Islam from Buddhism and were hugely tolerant of different religions (Ja'far's father regularly held gatherings of wise men from all religions at the court debating philosophy) also made various jealous people cast rumours of irreligion against them. They were usually accused of heresy rather than sorcery.²* Muslim Spain actually ''did'' have a vizier named Ja'far who usurped the throne in the Middle Ages.²[[/folder]]²²!!Geist²²A common badass name. It translates as "ghost" or "spirit" (it can also mean "mind" but that's less common) but people/things named Ghost tend to be far less threatening... unless of course [[VideoGame/StarCraft you've built up your tech tree]].²²[[folder:Anime and Manga]]²* ''Anime/MDGeist''²* Signum from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' can summon the Panzergeist (Armored Ghost).²** This is more commonly translated as "Tank Spirit", which is more accurate given the effect that it has.²* In the new .hack manga and video game series, [[ ''.hack//Link'']], one of the BigBad's minions is thus named. It's interesting to note that within [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Schicksal]] all members other members are named after musical instruments in German, making Geist the OddNameOut. [[spoiler: This later proves to be a quite MeaningfulName when it's revealed that Geist is actually Saika's brother in the real world, as well as the person who sent a virus replica of Aura named Death Queen Aura into ''The World R:X.'']]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Film]]²* The remake of ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari'' gives this as Francis' surname.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* Heh, this gonna be fun... One of Polish literature classics, ''Lalka'', features a certain Professor Geist, late [=XIXth=] Century scientist ([[ReluctantMadScientist this trope should be closest]]. Or [[UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla this]].) working on [[AppliedPhlebotinum lighter-than-air metals]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tabletop Games]]²* TabletopGame/GeistTheSinEaters, of course.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Videogames]]²* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodrayne}}'''s ''Gegengeistgruppe'', or "Anti-Ghost Group", a [[{{Ghostapo}} Thule Society-esque Nazi group]] opposed by the Brimstone Society.²* Geist in ''Asura Blade''²* ''Maken X''/Shao's BigBad.²* John Raimi, alias ''VideoGame/{{Geist}}'' from the Gamecube title of the same name.²* The Geist Balrog in ''VideoGame/MapleStory'' is a more vicious version of the Crimson Balrog, and is an additional party quest boss.²* Geists are a kind of undead in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.²* [[ThatOneBoss Schwarzgeist]](black ghost) in ''VideoGame/{{Einhander}}''.²* [[BigBad Sturmgeist]] in ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorFrontline''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Webcomics]]²* Webcomic/GirlGenius has Geisterdamen ("ghost ladies").²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Real Life]]²* The ''[[ Geisterbahnhöfe]]'' in the days of the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall were ''quite'' creepy.²** Duh. German uses ''Geist-'' in the same way as English. ''Geisterstadt'' is 'ghost town'.²[[/folder]]²²!!Mal-²²The syllable ''mal-'' means "bad", "evil" in many Romance languages, being derived from Latin ''malus'' (with the same meaning). It also appears in many English words, as in malicious, malign, malevolent, malignant and (yes, these words exist) [[PerfectlyCromulentWord maleficent and malfeasant]]. ''Malefica'' particularly is Latin for [[WickedWitch "witch"]].²²[[folder:Anime and Manga]]²* The dub name of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02's'' BigBad, [=BelialVamdemon=] (see NamesToRunAwayFrom/DemonsOrAngels): [="MaloMyotismon"=].²* In the Creator/DiC English dub of ''Anime/SailorMoon'', Kunzite was renamed to Malachite. Still a semiprecious stone name, but...²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comicbooks]]²* Minor Creator/MarvelComics MadScientist Doctor Malus, who grants super-powers to deserving C-list {{mooks}}.²* Malice is the name of two supervillainesses, one in effect the Dark Invisible Girl.²* Rogue of the ComicBook/XMen is called Malicia in French, an obvious reflection of her status as a former supervillain.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Film]]²* Father Zachary Malius, the SinisterMinister in the SlasherMovie ''Film/HappyHellNight''.²* Mal Cobb from ''Film/{{Inception}}''.²* Maleagant (see below) is also the main villain in ''Film/FirstKnight'', under the name Malagant.²* Mallory "Mal" Knox, one of the ''Film/NaturalBornKillers''.²* Film/{{Maleficent}}, natch. Oddly, in this version, she is originally a good fairy, but is named Maleficent even as a child. Her parents probably really hated her when she named her.²* Carlos Malfeitor (Portuguese for "evildoer") from ''Film/{{Witchboard}}''.²* Malekith, the villain of ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* The Malfoy family from ''Literature/HarryPotter''. This one is actually only indirectly derived from Latin; thanks to Rowling's obsession with French/Old French wordplay (cf. the names Voldemort and Lestrange), the name is rough Old French for "bad faith" (modern French would have something else).²** With first names like 'Draco', 'Lucius', 'Narcissa', you know that these are not nice people.²* ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'' has a lot of these. The [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Templar]] Preceptor Albert de Malvoisin ("bad neighbor"), for one.²* Maladict[[spoiler:a]], [[MustHaveCaffeine coffee-addicted]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] [[spoiler: and SweetPollyOliver]] from ''Literature/MonstrousRegiment''.²* Matron Malice from the ''Dark Elf Trilogy''.²* ''Literature/TheDemonata'' - Malice.²* Maleagant, a villain from [[KingArthur Arthurian legend]], introduced by Creator/ChretienDeTroyes.²* Gualterio Malatesta, an assassin and villain from the ''[[Literature/{{Alatriste}} Captain Alatriste]]'' series.²* The eponymous character in ''Literature/LesChantsDeMaldoror''.²* [[GodEmperor Wizard-]][[TheEmperor Emperor]] [[MagnificentBastard Maldor]] from ''{{Beyonders}}''.²* They don't get much more malevolent than General Augustus Malevolyn from the ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' novel ''Legacy of Blood'', who commits a lot of demonic atrocities throughout the novel.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Live-Action TV]]²* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds, who if not an AntiHero is certainly [[GoodFlawsBadFlaws flawed]]. River even {{Lampshades}} that interpretation of his name. Of course, the actual etymology of the name "Malcolm" is, ironically, strongly Christian.[[note]]''Máel Coluim'', "Servant of Colm", i.e. Saint Columba.[[/note]]²** Mal is supposed to be a subversion of a VillainProtagonist. He's ruthless, but not evil. The entire reason Jayne is there is so you have an actual VillainProtagonist to compare Mal to.²* The Malus from the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E2TheAwakening The Awakening]]", which is an alien sentient WMD that causes and derives power from {{Hate Plague}}s.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:[=MMORPGs=]]]²* The villain of the MMO ''Wizard 101'' is named Malistaire.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tabletop Games]]²* Malekith, the Witch-King of the Dark Elves from ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy''.²** Earlier we have Malekith the Accursed, the Dark Elf who seeks the Casket of Ancient Winters in the Walt Simonson run of Marvel's ''Thor'' comics back in the 80's.²* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': Malfeas the Demon City, a sentient {{Hell}}.²** ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'': Malfeas, part of the [[SpiritWorld Umbra]] ruled by the [[OmnicidalManiac Wyrm]].²** ''TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion'': Malfeans, massive slumbering spectral entities.²* Malbolge, a layer of {{Hell}} in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.²* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has Malcador the Sigilite, supposed progenitor of the Grey Knights.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Theatre]]²* Malvolio from Creator/{{Shakespeare}}'s ''Theatre/TwelfthNight''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Toys]]²* Malum, desert-wandering antihero from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Videogames]]²* Bishop Malveaux from ''VideoGame/ZorkNemesis''.²* Special mention to Dr. Malcolm Betruger, the villainous MadScientist responsible for the demon invasion in ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} 3''. Not just "mal" in the name but BilingualBonus as "Betrüger" is German for "deceiver" or "swindler," not to mention sounding a lot like "betrayer," which he does to you early on.²** And then in ''Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil'', [[spoiler:Betruger [[OneWingedAngel transforms into a powerful demon known as the Maledict]]]].²* Malus from ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}}''.²* Malus, the [[spoiler: final]] colossus in ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus''. The other colossi have much more harmless-sounding Latin titles.²* There's also Dreadlord Mal'Ganis from the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' universe.²** There are a few more, like Malas, Malakk etc. However, the trope is also often subverted, most notably with Malfurion Stormrage, who is one of the good guys.²* Malin Keshar from ''VideoGame/BattleForWesnoth''. And the necromancers / liches from the Mal- line.²* And there's Malpercio from the ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos'' series. Origins reveals [[spoiler:it is a subversion, "Malpercio" is just the name of a random hill]].²* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'': Darth Malak.²* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'': Malladus. Hoo boy.²* Malthael, the Angel of Death from ''VideoGame/DiabloIII: Reaper of Souls''.²* Malicia, the WickedWitch, and Dr. Mort Cadaver from ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVII''.²* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'': Mother Mallum, the ancient, evil Slug Queen that gets [[spoiler: [[MemeticMutation squashed by a pillar!]] ]]²* Malroth, the TrueFinalBoss of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestII''.²* [[spoiler: Malia Gedde]] from ''VideoGame/GabrielKnight: Sins of the Fathers''.²* Lord Malagar from ''VideoGame/KingdomRush Frontiers''.²* Malamar from ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', which is pretty much a kid-friendly version of a ''[[{{Cthulhumanoid}} mind flayer]]''.²** From the same game, there's Malva, who is a member of Team Flare and threatens to kill the player character ([[WouldHurtAChild who is a child]]).²* Malefor, the BigBad of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro''.²* Blardax Maldrear, the evil ruler of the Styx empire in the UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} game ''Banshee''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Webcomics]]²* Zola Malfeazium from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', who out-MagnificentBastard-ed the BigBad.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Western Animation]]²* ''WesternAnimation/ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera'' features a gigantic monster named El Mal Verde (The Green Evil).²* The DCAU Superman series had Superman free a trapped Phantom Zone Kryptonian named Mala. Any Spanish speaking viewer knew immediately where the episode was going.²* In ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'', Mike's evil split personality is named Mal.²* The witch Maleficent, the villain of ''WesternAnimation/SleepingBeauty'' from 1959. As one of the most (maybe the most) distinguished Disney villains, she also appeared in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' video game series.²* The Season 1 finale of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' gives us Malachite, a fusion of [[MakingASplash Lapis Lazuli]] and [[TheBrute Jasper]], bound together by ThePowerOfHate.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Real Life]]²* Malaclypse the Younger [[note]]Gregory Hill[[/note]], one of the writer of ''Literature/PrincipiaDiscordia''. You don't want to mess with someone named 'Mal-apocalypse' who wrote a book of 'discord'.²* Malaria, one of the most notorious parasitic diseases throughout history, is named after the Medieval Italian words for "bad air", due to its association with the stagnant air of swamps.²[[/folder]]²²!!Necro-²²A prefix for words having to do with death or being dead, derived from the Greek word ''nekros''.²[[folder:ComicBooks]]²* Nekron, the big bad of ComicBook/BlackestNight, who raises Superheroes from the dead to fight their loved ones.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Film]]²* Nekron from ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce''.²* Necros from ''Film/TheLivingDaylights''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Live Action TV]]²* Dr. Necros from ''Series/AaronStone''.²* Necrom from ''Series/KamenRiderGhost''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tabletop Games]]²* The Necrons from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.²* Necromutants, Dark Legion units from ''TabletopGame/MutantChronicles''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Video Games]]²* Necron from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''.²* Neclord the vampire from the ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series.²* Necris faction from ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'', particularly in the third game.²* Lord Necroth, the EvilOverlord from ''VideoGame/DarkenedSkye''.²* Necrodeus, the main antagonist of ''VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack''.²[[/folder]]²²!!Tod / tot²The German words for "death" and "dead" are "Tod" and "tot" respectively (long vowel). People with names that look or sound like it tend to be scary.²²[[folder:Comic Books]]²* Frau Totenkinder in ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'', who was every nameless evil witch from fairy tales, and in the story is mostly good but very sinister.²** Possibly inspired by Friedrich Rückert's ''Kindertotenlieder'' (Children's songs of the dead), some of which were set to music by Gustav Mahler.²* Otto Von Todt, the first vampire met in ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Film]]²* Major Arnold Toht, the Nazi TortureTechnician in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''.²* Dr. Totenkopf (= Death's Head) in ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* Mr. Tod, the fox in Creator/BeatrixPotter. (Though since "tod" is a traditional North English dialect word for "fox," that one may just be a coincidence.)²* Sweeney Todd, legendary London serial murderer.²* The Young Adult series ''Chronicles of Vladimir Tod.'' The title character is a teenager, in many ways a very ordinary young man, dealing with all the growing-up issues any boy his age does---except he's also half-vampire.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tabletop Games]]²* Boris Todbringer in TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Video Games]]²* As in [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}the source material]], Boris Todbringer in ''VideoGame/TotalWarWarhammer''²* Commander Totmacher (deathbringer) in ''VideoGame/BionicCommando Rearmed''.²* Wilhelm "Totenkopf" (Deathshead) Strasse from the ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'' series.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Real Life]]²* Tod Slaughter, an actor in the early-to-mid-twentieth century who specialized in {{Card Carrying Villain}}s, including Sweeney. His real surname was "Slaughter", but he added the "Tod".²[[/folder]]²²!!Others²²Russian (and Slavic, in general) names seem to be frequently used in Western fiction for bad guys, probably due to the {{Uberwald}} and RedScare tropes. See also the Vlad examples under {{NamesToRunAwayFrom/Conquerors}}²²[[folder:Comicbooks]]²* ComicBook/RasAlGhul is Arabic for "The Demon's Head."²* Lobo. Even on earth, it conjures the idea of a rabid wolf, but on his planet, it translated into "He who devours your entrails and thoroughly enjoys it."²** Why did his planet even need a word for that? How common can that actually be that they need a single word to describe it?²*** Czarnia was born on a peaceful planet, so they had to take a word from the ProudWarriorRace AlwaysChaoticEvil Khund, where enjoying the taste of your enemies entrails is expected.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Fan Works]]²* Baldunkel from [[ Blood, Laughter and Tears]] which is a combination of the name 'Baldur' meaning 'Prince' and the word 'Dunkel' meaning 'Dark' in German. Subverted by the fact that he's the techical ''HelplessGoodSide'' of the body's inhabitants²** Double for Baldunkel's ''SplitPersonality''/''SuperpoweredEvilSide'', Grausamkeit, meaning cruelty in German²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Film]]²* The Big Bad of the ''Seven Swords'' wuxia movie is named 风火连城 (Feng Huo Lian Cheng), which translates to "Wind and Fire All Over the City", or "city-razing firestorm" yeah.²* Count Dooku in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels is named after "doku", the Japanese word for "poison".²* In the film ''Film/{{Sicario}}'' (which itself is a case of this trope, being a slang term for ''hitman''), BigBad Fausto Alarcon is nicknamed "El Verdugo", which stands for The Executioner.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* In Scottish, [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy "Thrawn"]] means a combination of obstinacy, assertiveness, and more than a hint of willful perversity.²* A variation: [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Granny Weatherwax's]] name in certain dwarven dialects translates to "Go 'Round The Other Side Of The Mountain". She's also known in some tongues as "She Who Must Be Avoided".²* ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio'' has the EvilPuppeteer Mangiafuoco, whose name translates to "Fire Eater". [[WesternAnimation/{{Pinocchio}} The Disney adaptation]][[AdaptationNameChange renamed him the slightly less menacing Stromboli]].²* ''Literature/PresidentsVampire'' has the ''Unmanschensoldaten'', never called by any other name and meaning literally "Inhuman Army", combining this trope with ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Live-Action TV]]²* Hugo Panzer, from "Series/{{Chuck}} vs. First Class".²* Guerrero, from the TV Show ''Series/HumanTarget''. Spanish for "warrior."²* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Silver Nemesis", we have the murderous and power-hungry time travelling black magician Lady Peinforte, whose name is Old French for "strong punishment". It's also almost certainly a reference to [[ "Peine Forte et Dure"]], a traditional English torture method in which a criminal defendant who refused to take part in their trial would be slowly crushed to death with rocks.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Videogames]]²* "[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence Mathias Cronqvist]]", anyone? [[spoiler:You know, Dracula?]] Mind you, that's a real name, but "Cronqvist" certainly ''sounds'' intimidating.²** Mind you, it translates roughly as "crown-twig." Then again, if you get creative with it, you could interpret it as "a branch in the crown of a tree," which would imply that he's just ''better'' than you.²* Skeith from ''Franchise/DotHack''. It means "shadow". And for added Run Away Now points, it carries the [[BossSubtitles Boss Subtitle]] "The Terror of Death".²* In ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfRadGravity'', Kakos' name vaguely hints at him being the true BigBad. The [[FinalDungeon final planet]] is named Telos, the Greek word for "end".²* Any of the Spanish-named monsters in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'': [[StockNessMonster Del Lago]], [[WolverineClaws Garrador]], [[InvisibleMonsters Novistador]], [[HealingFactor Regenerador]], etc.²* Doku (see Count Dooku above), TheDragon in the Xbox reboot of ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden''.²* Fort Schmerzen ("Pain") in ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'' and ''Allied Assault''.²* [[MadScientist Dr.]] [[HerrDoktor Krieger]] ("warrior") in ''VideoGame/FarCry1''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Webcomics]]²* Kamikaze Kate from ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'', evoking images of the Kamikaze suicide pilots from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and also has the hard "K" sound for bonus scariness.²** It also refers to a [[ specific type of Japanese attack bomber]], codenamed "Kate" by the Allies, that would be the type to commit kamikaze runs.²* Veled from ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt''. It's Arameic for "Rose", which isn't terrifying in itself, [[ChaoticEvil but she sure is thorny.]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Originals]]²* Adele Couteau, a volent doctor on a proboards RPG site called Eclipse913.²* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has Moord Nag, whose name, translated from Afrikaans, means "Murder Night." ²** Averted with the Thanda, a feared group of Indian supervillains who naturally use Hindi and Arabic words instead of English for their code names, whose titles translate to such terrifying titles as "Repeat," "Instant" and "Embassy."²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:WesternAnimation]]²* King Sombra in ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Spanish for "shadow".²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Real Life]]²* One of Hitler's generals was called ''Manteuffel'', a name broadly translating as ''Man-devil'' (broadly because ''Teufel'' is written with only one f, and ''Mann'' with two ns). ²* General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Translated from the original German, the name means "Iron Hewer". ²[[/folder]]²²²-----


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