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dehro
2012-08-03, 05:43 AM
we all know that some superhero names are more fortunate than others..and the same is true for their mundane identities.. however, by chance, I've bumped into a superhero that may have the most laugh inducing name of them all.. well... it works for me...and I'm not really into superhero comics to begin with so probably there's worse out there and I just don't know about it.

Mister Miracle.. for starters the superhero name makes me think of a product used to unclog a drain... or to clean very dirty surfaces with.
What really gets me giggling however is the "real identity"..
Scott Free
Seriously, you're naming a master escapologist Scott Free?
That's hilarious and works surprisingly well on too many levels.

so..what superhero/villain name makes you giggle the most?

Fragenstein
2012-08-03, 06:26 AM
Paste Pot Pete was always cool before he became the Trapster.

Almost nothing beats out The Waffler from Mystery Men... a hero who fights villains with a waffle iron and his 'truth syrup'.

Complete with random, waffle-shaped burn marks all over his body from practicing and his own theme song. Deliberately comedic, I know, but so very well done.

Devonix
2012-08-03, 06:50 AM
we all know that some superhero names are more fortunate than others..and the same is true for their mundane identities.. however, by chance, I've bumped into a superhero that may have the most laugh inducing name of them all.. well... it works for me...and I'm not really into superhero comics to begin with so probably there's worse out there and I just don't know about it.

Mister Miracle.. for starters the superhero name makes me think of a product used to unclog a drain... or to clean very dirty surfaces with.
What really gets me giggling however is the "real identity"..
Scott Free
Seriously, you're naming a master escapologist Scott Free?
That's hilarious and works surprisingly well on too many levels.

so..what superhero/villain name makes you giggle the most?



Well there's a reason for that. Mister Miracle isn't really a superhero name. He's a world famous escape artist and its his stage name.

Come to vegas and see the world famous Mister Miracle perform his next death defying feat.

It's also a title passed on the first Mister Miracle was just an escape artist and not a crimefighter at all.

Scott Free is also sort of a translation. as he's not human he's a one of the Newgods and is actually the physical embodiment of freedom and escape.

Cen
2012-08-03, 07:11 AM
The Black **** (http://static.fjcdn.com/large/pictures/36/57/3657d7_326007.jpg) :D

Diego Havoc
2012-08-03, 07:23 AM
Dr. Eggman was always a rather silly name, I thought.

Comrade
2012-08-03, 02:19 PM
While it's not exactly a silly name, I could never get over how laughable the first Flash's costume was. I mean, the dude pretty much wore a winged colander on his head and called it a day.

Dr.Epic
2012-08-03, 03:40 PM
Victor von Doom. As if Stan Lee was sure how to make this guy enough of a villain, let's literally add the word "Doom" into the guy's real name. The name just sounds lazy and fake. Yeah, I know it was the silver age, but still, are we the ready supposed to believe a family would somehow have the last name von Doom?

dehro
2012-08-03, 04:07 PM
The Black **** (http://static.fjcdn.com/large/pictures/36/57/3657d7_326007.jpg) :D

I'm afraid to click on the link

SaintRidley
2012-08-03, 05:19 PM
Ahem. The Whizzer (http://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel//universe3zx/images/thumb/3/38/Acotilletta2--Whizzer_(Robert_Frank).jpg/406px-Acotilletta2--Whizzer_(Robert_Frank).jpg).

His secret identity is pretty blah - Robert Frank - but his costume makes up the embarrassment quota.

Maxios
2012-08-04, 12:42 AM
Victor von Doom. As if Stan Lee was sure how to make this guy enough of a villain, let's literally add the word "Doom" into the guy's real name. The name just sounds lazy and fake. Yeah, I know it was the silver age, but still, are we the ready supposed to believe a family would somehow have the last name von Doom?

If there are people with the last name Batman, I'm sure there are people with the last name Doom.

Hands_Of_Blue
2012-08-04, 12:48 AM
While it's not exactly a silly name, I could never get over how laughable the first Flash's costume was. I mean, the dude pretty much wore a winged colander on his head and called it a day. It was his father's World War I helmet which he added the wings of Mercury to, and they handwaved his lack of a mask that when standing still he would vibrate so fast that he'd be blurry. But, yes, it is a bit silly.

Sportsmaster is a silly name, even if the Young Justice show made him awesome.

This is actually a hard topic for me, since pretty much all superhero names are already silly when you think about it.

dehro
2012-08-04, 06:37 AM
If there are people with the last name Batman, I'm sure there are people with the last name Doom.

it does make me giggle that Peter Ustinov/Poirot was a batman to David Niven/the Phantom, during the war.

Prime32
2012-08-04, 07:41 AM
There was a superhero out there at some point called Captain Battle. His real name? Captain John Battle.

(though considering that the US army had a guy called "Staff Sgt. Max Fightmaster"...)

PlusSixPelican
2012-08-04, 10:59 AM
I always thought the hero from the Silver Age series Dial H for Hero had a mildly silly name, Robby Reed. What takes the cake is the names of the heroes he turns into using his H-Dial.It's an old-timey telephone dial with letters in it, and you dial H-E-R-O and turn into a random superhero. An incomplete list of the heroes he turns into:
Radar-Sonar Man
Mighty Moppet
King Coil
Zip Tide
Baron Buzz-Saw
Yankee Doodle Kid
Mole
Cometeer
Mole-Cometeer (Yes, they got fused.)
Sphinx Man
Future-Man
Human Starfish

And the list goes oooonnnnn. Also, this series was the basis for the Ben 10 franchise, probably.

Popertop
2012-08-12, 02:25 PM
This is actually a hard topic for me, since pretty much all superhero names are already silly when you think about it.

Mmmm, I don't think so.

Magneto.

Of course, you could say he's a super-villian, I guess...

How good the writers are influences how ridiculous the name seems at any rate.
You can make something completely ludicrous sounding badass if you try hard enough.

Dr.Epic
2012-08-12, 03:05 PM
If there are people with the last name Batman, I'm sure there are people with the last name Doom.

Even so, I still count it as very lazy. And I'd be surprised someone actually has the name doom considering the HUGE negative connotation. And as far as people with the last name "Batman," that's not so bad considering there are people with the last name Goldman and Silverman.

Emmerask
2012-08-12, 03:22 PM
S for Stupendous!
T for Tiger, ferocity of!
U for Underwear, red!
P for Power, incredible!
E for Execllent physique!
N for ...um... something ...hmm, well I'll come back to that...
D for Determination!
U for ...for... wait, how do you spell this? Is it "I"?

Stupendous Man :smallbiggrin:

SaintRidley
2012-08-12, 04:22 PM
Even so, I still count it as very lazy. And I'd be surprised someone actually has the name doom considering the HUGE negative connotation.

Doom Family (http://www.ancientfaces.com/research/people/50567/doom-family-members)

Related surnames include Doune, Downe, and Doorn.

Maxios
2012-08-12, 04:41 PM
Doom Family (http://www.ancientfaces.com/research/people/50567/doom-family-members)

Related surnames include Doune, Downe, and Doorn.

I just googled my last name, and looked at the page my father's deceased mother, and it said she had six divorce papers :smallconfused:.

SaintRidley
2012-08-12, 06:47 PM
I just googled my last name, and looked at the page my father's deceased mother, and it said she had six divorce papers :smallconfused:.

Not sure if your grandmother ever divorced, but it could be the same divorce paper filed pulled from different agencies at different levels. I'm not so sure about how they count things, when they list multiple birth papers and such.

Inglenook
2012-08-13, 12:06 AM
Heh, I actually know someone surnamed Doom. Whitepages (http://names.whitepages.com/last/Doom) is pretty good for this sort of thing.

There also appears to be a Taryn von Doom in Rhode Island.

Ravens_cry
2012-08-13, 12:59 AM
Heh, I actually know someone surnamed Doom. Whitepages (http://names.whitepages.com/last/Doom) is pretty good for this sort of thing.

There also appears to be a Taryn von Doom in Rhode Island.
Batman is also a real world last name, and even occupation, among other things.
It's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_%28military%29)less awesome than it sounds though.

Trazoi
2012-08-13, 01:05 AM
If there are people with the last name Batman, I'm sure there are people with the last name Doom.
Melbourne was founded by John Batman. The city was almost named "Batmania".

I could have been a Batmanian.
Edit: Or the world could have had the 1956 Batmania Olympics.

Soras Teva Gee
2012-08-13, 03:43 AM
Over twenty posts in and no Legion representation? Oh you poor deprived people let me fix this:

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/armfalloff_001.jpg


The Legion also has their costumes down pat:

http://mamimomikuto.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/cosmic_boy_1.jpg

Aotrs Commander
2012-08-13, 04:01 AM
Over twenty posts in and no Legion representation? Oh you poor deprived people let me fix this:

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/armfalloff_001.jpg


That's stupider than Earthworm Jim's Turns-His-Eyelids-Inside-Out-Boy and he was supposed to be a parody...!

dehro
2012-08-13, 04:22 AM
I just remembered that there's an episode of that old show "whose line is it anyway?" .. the american verison hosted by Drew Carey, where Robin Williams was a guest star (possibly the best episode ever except for the one with Richard Simmons, which had even the resident commedians in stitches).. one of the games was coming up with silly superheroes.. the one that sticks to my mind is "run-away-from-danger man"

Phexar
2012-08-13, 04:24 AM
I'm surprised no-one's mentioned Dr. Travis Doom (http://www.wright.edu/~tdoom/) yet.

An article: http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2011/11/13/weekend-diversion-youd-better/

Archive of emails sent to him: http://web.archive.org/web/20081121040151/http://www.whitedoom.com/Travis/


Travis has always enjoyed his connection with the supervillian (some might claim that he decided to complete his doctoral degree just so he could catch up to the evil master), and has been known to dress up like him for Halloween, declaim wildly at random intervals, and occasionally even commit some diabolical act, like using metal utensils with a paper plate.

kpenguin
2012-08-13, 04:33 AM
That's stupider than Earthworm Jim's Turns-His-Eyelids-Inside-Out-Boy and he was supposed to be a parody...!

To be fair, Arm Fall Off Boy isn't exactly meant to be taken seriously either. He's a comedy character, designed to be lame, and was the first Legion reject.

Aotrs Commander
2012-08-13, 04:42 AM
To be fair, Arm Fall Off Boy isn't exactly meant to be taken seriously either. He's a comedy character, designed to be lame, and was the first Legion reject.

I didn't say it wasn't hilariously stupid...

kpenguin
2012-08-13, 04:43 AM
I didn't say it wasn't hilariously stupid...

Ah. Carry on then, good sir.