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[Seinfeld Mode] Did you ever notice that some comic book, movie, and television bad guys have names that make it completely obvious that they’re bad guys? [/Seinfeld Mode] What’s up with that? Are these guys and gals predestined to be evildoers? Or did they legally change their names while sufferings delusions of grandeur (see Hellwig, Jim). Star Wars is especially guilty of this, particularly The Clone Wars cartoons. Look at some of the villains that threatened the universe a long time ago in a galaxy far far away: General Whorm Loathsom, Savage Opress, Moralo Eval, Cad Bane, etc. There might as well be a Star Wars baddie name Evel McEvelson.
One of my favorite villains with a villainous name is Thaal Sinestro. Once the greatest Green Lantern in the universe, Sinestro betrayed the Green Lantern Corps, fought them as a rebel, and eventually formed the menacing Sinestro Corps. Did the Guardians of the Universe not see this one coming? Dude’s name is Sinestro! The word “sinister” is part of his frickin’ name. It would be one thing if Connie Congeniality betrayed the Guardians and the Corps, but the guy with sinister in his name? Of course he was going to go turncoat.
Yes, I realize that some of these guys have evil names in order to help younger readers and viewers figure out that they’re evil. But what about the people they fight, backstab, etc.? Shouldn’t they know better? In the immortal words of Chaz Michael Michaels, it’s “mind bottling.”
Anyway, who are some of you favorite villains with villainous names? Kindly leave your choices in the comments section!
6 thoughts on “Coffee Talk #586: Villains With Villainous Names”
Paging Doctor Von Doom. Doctor Doom to pediatrics.
A friend of mine brought up Doom on Facebook. Why did Reed Richards, for all his vaunted genius, think it was a good idea to partner up with this guy in chem lab during college? Things were never going to end well with a guy named Von Doom.
Poison Ivy…hmm I wonder if she’s one the superheros or villains?? Eddie Brock was a good neutral name that turned out to be a bad guy, and Venom was always my favorite. Carnage should never have been trusted though; Cletus Kasady?? Sounds like alliteration but isn’t = definitely untrustworthy.
Darksied. I don’t know if that’s the name his parents gave him before he had them killed by burning them alive, but I figure if you name your kid “Darksied” he’s going to turn out to be the sadistic, despot ruler of a torturous world, or the head of a human resources department.
Thats why i like batman villains better. Keeping in tune with the article what about darth sidious. oh then theres doomsday
Killer Croc… can’t trust that guy.
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