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A form of Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Usually, this is the extremity they'll hit you with, or the one that's the most scarred. Blood, talon, skull, fang.

Examples of Names to Run Away From Really Fast/Body Part include:


Blood

Anime and Manga

Comic Books

  • Jason Blood, to whom an actual demon from Hell is bound. He's extremely knowledgeable as a mystic and demonologist, and he's also immortal.
  • Sangre, of the Children of the Vault.
  • Bloodsport, the name of three Superman villains.

Film

Literature

  • The Bloody Baron from the Harry Potter series, as well as a vampire named Sanguini.
  • Averted in the second series of Welkin Weasels novels, where one of the main characters is named Bryony Bludd, which is lampshaded by (wouldn't you know it?) a vampiric stoat. It's still a Meaningful Name, though; she's a veterinary surgeon (which within the series actually means a doctor to her fellow Talking Animals).
  • Rafael Sabatini's famous pirate, Captain Blood, started his career as Doctor Blood. It works either way! Notably, he was not bloodthirsty at all, and was a complex and sensitive man, so his name had a touch of irony to it... Which was completely lost in the movie, turning him into an uncomplicated Badass with an entirely appropriate name.
  • The crimelord who forms the main antagonist in Gene Wolfe's Nightside the Long Sun goes by the name of Blood. (In their city men all have single names that refer to animals or animal byproducts, like the protagonist Silk and his student Horn, but Blood is still an alarming name even in context.)

Professional Wrestling

  • The evil-sounding connotations of Blood as a name is what led a young, babyface pro-wrestler to switch from his real name, Richard Blood, to the stage name Ricky Steamboat (arguably the only example of a wrestler having a more Badass real name than stage name)

Tabletop Games

  • The Primarch of the Blood Angels Space Marines chapter in Warhammer 40000 was imaginatively named Sanguinus.
    • On the other hand, he was a formidable fighter but not an evil man -- or primarch.

Video Games

Web Comics

Western Animation

  • Sebastian Bludd, better known as G.I. Joe villain Major Blood.

Real Life


Claw (Any names ending in "-hand" or "-finger" may be worth avoiding too.)

Anime and Manga

Comic Books

Film

Literature

Live-Action TV

Mythology

  • The Hekatoncheires (literally "the hundred-handed ones") from Classical Mythology, who, well...each had a hundred hands (and fifty heads).
    • Subverted with Chiron, the wise centaur who taught many of Greece's greatest heroes. His name means "hand," but it had more the meaning of a hand that guides and assists--literally a "helping hand."

Video Games

  • Deathclaws--Sneaks the "Death" in there as well. They're appropriately named though--you really don't want to screw with these guys.
  • Talon from Devil Kings.
  • Master Hand and Crazy Hand of Super Smash Bros.

Web Comics

Web Original

  • Michelle Clore (sounds like "claw" in the right accent), the Big Bad of Kate Modern, a pun which was lampshaded on more than one occasion.

Western Animation

Real Life


Fang

Anime and Manga

  • Since 'kiba' is the Japanese word for 'fang', Kiba the dog-themed ninja from Naruto and Kiba the wolf from Wolfs Rain also qualify.
    • As does Kiba, though for whatever reason its protagonist doesn't share the title's name, instead he's called Zed. Weird.
    • Also from Naruto, there's Konoha's White Fang, Sakumo Hatake.
  • Hanma Baki from Baki the Grappler, whose name means "Wild Fang".

Literature

Live Action Television

  • Averted with Cardinal Fang, possibly the least intimidating Inquisitor in history, in Monty Python.
  • Kamen Rider Double Fang Joker. It's first appearance on the screen has Shotaro trying to stop Phillip from killing Akiko!

MMORPGs

Other

Stand Up Comedy

Video Games

  • Fang The Sniper of Sonic the Hedgehog.
  • Helicopter-chucking Shootfighter Tekken titan Iron Kiba pretty much trumps all of the above, as a combination Complete Monster and Old Master. He's also larger and sturdier than most Hokuto no Ken/Fist of the North Star BigBads to boot.
  • Also, the Four Fangs from Fire Emblem 7.
  • Final Fantasy XIII's Fang: Wields a dual headed collapsible spear that can be separated and dual wielded. She's naturally the best attacker of the game Plus she had turned into Ragnarok centuries ago and made that huge hole in Cocoon's shell you always see.

Web Comics

  • Marquise Spinneret Mindfang from Homestuck.

Western Animation


Guts

Anime and Manga

Video Games


Scar

Anime and Manga

  • Only known name of a revenge-driven serial killer in Fullmetal Alchemist who is out to get every single state alchemist and all those who get in his way via alchemical brain explosion. He's so effective at this that all high-ranking officers temporarily abandon their HQ in Central City where he was spotted and head out to the Eastern boondocks.

Comic Book

Film

  • Subverted in John Ford's classic, The Searchers: Cicatrice, aka "Scar," does indeed commit a heinous act in killing a settler family and kidnapping the two daughters...but after that he spends his time either oblivious to (as in, living his life and leading his tribe) or running from the man who spends years hunting him down, Determinator Ethan Edwards.
  • Scarface

Live-Action TV

Music

Video Games

Web Comics

Western Animation


Wing

For the implications of Death From Above.

Anime and Manga

Toys

  • Blitzwing, Thunderwing, Darkwing, Wing Dagger, Wing Saber, and about a dozen other Transformers with "wing" in their name
    • Although the Decepticon Darkwing's name is less threatening, due to the unfortunate coincidence of being shared with a Disney duck character.

Video Games


Other

Anime & Manga

  • Naruto has the 9 Bijuu, aka Tailed Beasts, with immense amounts of power that increase exponentially with each tail. Their names are, in order of tails: Ichibi (a sand tanooki), Niibi (a fire-cat), Sanbi (a genjutsu turtle), Yonbi (a lava-breathing gorilla), Gobi (a dolphin-horse), Rokubi (a slug), Nanabi (an armored rhinoceros beetle), Hachibi (an ox with an octopus behind), and Kyuubi.
  • The Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning series features a character named Eyes Rutherford.
  • The Primevals in Gao Gai Gar are all named after body parts, and each wields a power vaguely related to the part in question (Arm can punch people with gravity waves, Eye has precognition, etc.) Might not sound so scary until you realize that they can turn regular people into Zonders with The Virus, turn famous landmarks and the moons of Jupiter into weapons and fuse into the planet-sized Z-Master

Film

Literature

  • Alastor "Mad Eye" Moody from Harry Potter.
  • The Right Arm from The Maze Runner series. It's a rebel organization devoted to fighting WICKED (which in itself is a Name to Run Away From Really Fast).

Mythology

  • Classical Mythology:
    • The Cyclopes ("circle-eye").
    • Argus Panoptes ("all-eyes," which points to his constantly watchful nature as well as Eyes Do Not Belong There).
      • The "Argus Monitor" is a medium-size lizard with a pattern that resembles eyes, which is why it was named for this mythical character. It's almost a subversion, though, since other monitor lizards are much bigger and more formidable than it is.

Western Animation

  • In the episode "The Headband" of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sokka briefly wears a fake Badass Beard and adopts the alias "Wang Fire" (yes, Wang Fire, on a Nickelodeon cartoon) while posing as Aang's father. [1] Although not particularly intimidating in the show, Wang Fire has become a Memetic Badass among fans, identified as the god of manliness and beards and as a separate entity from Sokka.
  • The Crimson Chin from The Fairly Odd Parents. Timmy also adopted the name "Cleft" (as in "cleft chin") while serving as the Chin's sidekick.

Notes

  1. Sokka has worn the beard on several occasions after this, including a mini-comic in which he infiltrates the Fire Nation military under the name Wang Fire. The comic ended with him pretending to be killed while taking out a Waterbender and Earthbender, and being remembered as a hero.
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