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What Are The Worst Comic Book Character Names Ever?

Comic book characters are generally created with fan appeal in mind, and therefore everything from their outfit to their signature catchphrase is tailor made to appeal to readers.

There’s one thing the creators don’t seem willing or able to spend enough time on, one superheroic failure that often makes an otherwise cool character seem a bit campy, and that one thing is their name.

When superhero names aren’t utterly uninspired they’re downright dumb, like Paste Pot Pete or Matter Eater Lad, and terrible names tend to take the wind right out of those superfolks's capes.

io9 asked readers What's The Absolute Worst Name Of Any Comic Book Character Ever? and readers responded with some real gems like Codpiece, the guy with a cannon attached to his crotch, and Turner D. Century, who rides a bike through the air like a real dandy!

Two of my picks for worst name also happen to be utterly failures at supervillainy- Trapster, the guy who traps people with his trapping devices and paste gun, and Egghead, the evil mastermind with the egg shaped head who died Elmer Fudd style when Hawkeye shot an arrow into his energy pistol, causing it to explode.

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Have any picks of your own for worst named comic book character? Include them in the comment section below, superfriends!


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During Marvel Comics' takeover by the assistant editors, there was a terrible villain named "Goody Two-Shoes", who was (barely) defeated by the Thing. I'll admit that he was not a 'regular' super-villain, but he is up there with Paste-pot Pete.
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