Basic Trope: A terrifying creature has a cutesy name.

  • Played Straight: Kira is a powerful shadow demon who uses her powers of trickery to overwhelm her opponents.
  • Exaggerated: The Big Bad warns his men not to give her whip, custards, gelatos, macarons, and chocolates, otherwise she will unleash her true form and turn on him.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: See Deathbringer the Adorable.
  • Subverted: "Kira" is just an affectionate nickname among her allies. Her real name is the much more intimidating Kiruslaughter.
  • Double Subverted: The demon's full name is Kiruslaughter Fluffyhugs.
  • Deconstructed:
  • Reconstructed:
  • Parodied: The Big then gets two demons named HeartCatch and Dune to act as his Co-Dragons to defeat Wonder Woman. Unfortunately, the Shout-Out kicks in, and he only ends up with one Dragon, and he wonders why that is.
  • Lampshaded: "Not to offend the horrible demon from hell, but Kira isn't the kind of name that strikes fear into someone."
  • Enforced:
  • Invoked: The name "Kira" was deliberately chosen in an effort to make her enemies underestimate her.
  • Defied:
  • Discussed:
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