I love comic books and everything remotely associated with them; the heroes, the villains, sidekicks, everyone! Lots of great villainous character names wait! Every hero needs an adversary. The name of a bad guy (or girl) may not say everything about them, but it definitely adds to the "cool factor" if you come up with a good one for them. Villains get a bad rap, but those of us who create stories know that the hero would be nothing without someone (or something) for them to match wits against. In every story or movie script I work on, I almost always focus on the villain first. In some cases, I don't even create the hero or heroine until after I've come up with a good adversary for them. Naming my foil is always a top priority. As you may have guessed, this article will be useful to anyone wanting to come up with a good name for villains (whether appearing in a book, comic, movie, game, or even song).
Now, there's no guarantee that the name you like for your villain isn't being used by someone else, so you need to be sure to do a little research if you plan on trademarking or copyrighting your character. Thanks for taking a look at my article, and I hope you at least find it a little useful. Villains are mysterious, interesting, and, of course, evil. I firmly believe that a story is only as good as the villain. Have an appropriate name that meshes with the time period of your story. This won't be as important for super-villain-like names, but real names of serial killers, spies, etc. A name that is easy to pronounce will be appreciated by your readers. Take the genre of your story into account. A horror villain's name will be quite different from an adversary in an action flick. Purposely misspelling your character's name is one way to make it different, but making it too different may be off-putting to your audience. Adversaries that are human and have human names are common in stories, but thought still needs to go into choosing a good first and last name. A solid name for your villain (along with a well-written one) will make them unforgettable to your audience. Villains with interesting backstories will help your readers stay interested. If you have not been a villain at a certain point in time, you will never be a hero.
Some people call me a terrorist; I consider myself a teacher.
And the day you are a hero, you may become a villain the next day. Lady villains are just as murderous, frightening, and evil as their male counterparts. Some people call me a terrorist; I consider myself a teacher. Bad guys from fighting games often annoy me the most because we only usually get a superficially short origin story for the character. You can tell that a lot of thought went into creating how the villain looks, but because of the nature of such games, there is almost no time for their backstory. A Thanos statue from Sideshow Collectibles. An anti-hero is someone who does not have the traditional morals of a hero but still manages to do good things, although there always seems to be lots of collateral damage. Characters like The Punisher, Dexter Morgan, Harry Callahan, and Paul Kersey are willing to kill the bad guys, but they are probably just a hair away from becoming villains themselves. It's usually unwise to use multiple names for your villain unless confusion is the name of the game. You can use "known as names" in other countries as literal translations from a particular language for villains that are monsters, if you wish, but you do want your audience to know who you're talking about when the villain's name comes up.
39;s graveyard smell, Agatha felt her blood rush.
Feel free to take inspiration from your favorite movie, comic book, or TV show. Even the title of one of these can be a pretty cool villain name. Is "Clockwork Orange" cool enough of a name for your villain? Don't throw away name choices that you don't think are good enough, at least not at first; some of these names can grow on you after a while, even if used only as an alias. She had always found villains more exciting than heroes. They made the stories happen. Villains didn't fear death. No, they wrapped themselves in death like suits of armor! As she inhaled the school's graveyard smell, Agatha felt her blood rush. For like all villains, death didn't scare her. It made her feel alive. A lot of writers often gloss over the origin story of their primary villain - this can be a big mistake. If your antagonist has to make key decisions at some point in the story, then they should always have as much of a backstory as your hero.
For a character to make important, life-changing decisions, they must have some kind of motivation. Since it's our past that makes us all what we are today, it makes since that most choices are made based on our past experiences. It doesn't really matter if the person is good, evil, or something in between-your readers will relate with them more if they know why they do what they do. The name of your bad girl (or guy) is just a part of that origin. The Paradox, The Death Angel. I Still need a backstory for them and 3 other villains and 5 heroes and their backstory someone please help me on this my book needs it. The thing is that without a good villain, the hero really doesn't have much to do. Just remember that even the most generic character name can become hugely popular depending on how well the character is written. Hey., for your 'the figure' villain, how about his mother tried her hardest to raise him properly, while the father kept trying to turn him into a thief? And at a young age, his father made 'The Figure' watch as the father killed 'The Figure's' mother, completely turning 'The Figure' rotten.
Can someone give me a backstory, perhaps?
Then, a year later, 'The Figure' kills his father in vengeance for his mother, taking whatever his father's powers were, and changed his appearance to a random guy. He's been doing the same thing ever since, to anyone who has done wrong, even though the 'hero' can't figure (HAHA PUN) out why 'The Figure' kills so-called random people. I was looking through these and was not really inspired to write anything good. I decided something like 'The Reaper', or 'Leviathan', or even 'Shadow'. Just simple ones that compel fear into people who read my book. These super villain names are AWESOME! TOO subtle. "Dead Blood Slayer" sounds too edgy, like "Lord Explosion Murder." Maybe Bloodslayer could work well? I thought of a cool name - the figure. His power is to mimic powers and change his appearance. Can someone give me a backstory, perhaps? Amber good villain name because her two oldest siblings bully her since she was child so she killed her oldest sister Sapphire she has 8 sisters she get up with so is Amber good villain name?
Killjoy sounds awesome! Well, as awesome as an insane criminal can be.
How about D-stroy as a name? I know it sounds a little young and cartoony/cheesy, but if you write your character well, it could really work! Someone who can turn back time- Eri. Hey, deathstroke. How about CONNECTTRON Sound good for a cyborg ninja? Does anyone know a cool name for a cyborg ninja? The figures. He can change his form and mimic powers. Anything for a fashion/designer themed villain? What about Doomsday? It might be a cool code name. His/her catchphrase could be: Don't test me, or tomorrow is Doomsday. Might be cool, right? Killjoy sounds awesome! Well, as awesome as an insane criminal can be. Thanks, TheSullenSiren! I'm also thinking about making a antagonist called Killjoy just kills out of pure insanity. Well, it's this girl who wanted to get away from her abusive family, so she made a deal with a demon, and now it can take control of her body whenever she wants. I think by the end, the girl will have somehow taken control, or she will die and the demon will inhabit her body for eternity. Yey :D and blood hungry do u mean art or just names? Who is really controlling who by the end of your story? Hey, so I'm looking for a good evil name for this girl who is controlled by a demon.
39;s story? Why did they decide to be evil?
No Namer, you character's name could be Anti-Grav, or Float, or something along those lines. Well, Deianira means "man destroyer" so if any of y'all wanna use that I'm cool with it. I would urge you to delve into why your villain likes violence. Is it because something violent happened to her or is she just inherently evil? Knowing the history and motivations of your villain will help you come up with a good name for them. Any suggestions for a name that fits a villain who defies the laws of gravity at will? What's your current tag? Do you like specific genres of freaky? That's some great advice! Before you decide on a name, what's your villain's story? Why did they decide to be evil? Are they seeking revenge? Angry at the world for something? Just plain Crazy? You should decide those things before you decide the villain's code name. That's an awesome idea!
Some suggestions for your character. If you wanted to do something ironic, you could do a color scheme. You know, any color that compliments the color crimson. Here's something I copied off google. Crimson red is a very intense and exciting color. A small bit of crimson goes well with deep forest green & cream; deep navy blue & cream; black & cream; even a deep purple & cream. Anything dark & cool. Just a few names to think about. I know they aren't probably the names you were looking for, but they're meaningful in one way or another. What about Bloody Mercy as an anti-hero? She only kills people who deserve it. What about "Splatters"? Someone who doesn't waste time is usually quite messy when killing others. The story I'm working on right now has several villans. But the most important is named Crimson. She is the daughter of an evil scientist. When she was small she accidentally drank a magical substance and it turned her into a superhuman. Then she started to use her powers for bad things and she almost destroyed a whole entire species of superhumans/creatures. I need a name for her partner, she's a well-trained assassin and she doesn't waste time. She's also really smart and good at making evil schemes. Can someone help me come up with a name for someone like that?
Why did you choose the name Hexi the Clown? Tybor The Demon King. Kust came up with it on the spot lol. An excellent name for a villain! That's awesome! I love that! Only thing: She would have to wear gloves. Otherwise someone could easily identify her DNA print and track her down. Thank you for your idea DeathStroke. What if instead of a typewriter letter, it's a handwritten letter written in what looks like red ink, and has no name as to who sent it. The letter might mysteriously appear on a piece of paper that is stuck in a notebook or diary? Man somehow wandered into generator and toxic liquid spill from it, giving him speed powers and also mind control and manipulation powers. If anybody has questions, please reply. That is SO cool! I love your ideas! How about a message she types on a typewriter instead of an email? Plus, not everyone is constantly checking their email. But if a note is slipped in through their mail flap they receive it and are officially creeped out. Your idea, is officially AWESOME!