The Art of Superhero Names: Part II

Demographics
Even more generic than just colors or numbers, sometimes all writers do is tack on something to indicate the age/gender of their characters.


Hey, man.  Yeah, you.
  • 3-D Man
  • Absorbing Man
  • Advance Man
  • Amazing-Man
  • Angle Man
  • Animal Man
  • Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man
  • Ani-Men*
  • Anti-Matter Man
  • Ant-Man
  • Apocalypse's Horsemen*
  • Aquaman
  • Automan
  • Axeman
  • Batman
  • Big Man
  • Bug Man, The
  • Bulletman
  • Bushman
  • Calendar Man
  • Cat-Man
  • Chessmen*
  • Comet Man
  • Cryonic Man
  • Cyclotronic Man
  • Deadman
  • Demolition-Man
  • Doll Man
  • Dragon Man
  • Electric Man
  • Elongated Man
  • Fadeaway Man
  • Fisherman
  • Floronic Man
  • Folded Man
  • Freemen*
  • Gamesman
  • Gorilla-Man
  • Guardsman
  • Hawkman
  • Headmen*
  • Hourman
  • Human Bomb
  • Human Target
  • Human Torch
  • Hydro-Man
  • Ice Man
  • Iceman
  • Immortal Man
  • Impossible Man
  • Infinite Man
  • Iron Man
  • Kite-Man
  • Know Man
  • Kryptonite Man
  • Lava Men*
  • Linear Men*
  • Machine Man
  • Macro-Man
  • Man-Ape
  • Man-Bat
  • Metal Men*
  • Multi-Man
  • Multiple Man
  • Nebula Man
  • Negative Man
  • Omega Men*
  • Plantman
  • Plastic Man
  • Point Men*
  • Power Man
  • Purple Man
  • Ragman
  • Resurrection Man
  • Sandman
  • Sandman (DC)
  • Separated Man
  • Shade, The Changing Man
  • Shaggy Man
  • Signalman
  • Skyman
  • Spider-Man
  • Starman
  • Strongman
  • Superman
  • Swordsman
  • Tally Man
  • Tattooed Man
  • Ten-Eyed Man
  • Terra-Man
  • Titanium Man
  • Toyman
  • Turtle Man
  • U-Man
  • Volcano Man
  • Watchmen*
  • Wild Huntsman
  • Wonder Man
  • X-Men*

I Am Woman.  Hear me roar!
  • Catwoman
  • Hawkwoman
  • Ice Maiden
  • Impossible Woman
  • Invisible Woman
  • Negative Woman
  • Owlwoman
  • Spider-Woman
  • Superwoman
  • Tomorrow Woman
  • Wonder Woman

Boy.  Holy Prepubescence, Batman!
  • Antennae Boy
  • Beast Boy
  • Bouncing Boy
  • Boy Wonder
  • Chameleon Boy
  • Collossal Boy
  • Cosmic Boy
  • Marvel Boy
  • Moonboy
  • Phat-Boy
  • Star Boy
  • Superboy
  • Ultra Boy

Girl.  You'll be a woman soon.
  • Aquagirl
  • Batgirl
  • Bulletgirl
  • Elasti-Girl
  • Element Girl
  • Gem Girl
  • Hawkgirl
  • Marvel Girl
  • Monstergirl
  • Night Girl
  • Phantom Girl
  • Saturn Girl
  • Spider-Girl
  • Stargirl
  • Supergirl
  • Wonder Girl

Lad / Kid / Baby.  Who you callin' kid?!
  • Color Kid
  • Kid Devil
  • Kid Eternity
  • Kid Psycho
  • Mindgrabber Kid
  • Nemesis Kid
  • Rawhide Kid
  • Two-Gun Kid
  • Wiz Kid
  • Zip Kid
  • Ferro Lad
  • Magno Lad
  • Phantom Lad
  • Aquababy

Youngsters.  Electric youth.
  • New Guardians*
  • New Mutants*
  • New Warriors*
  • Young All-Stars*
  • Young Gods*
  • Young Heroes*
  • Young Justice*

Hey, Lady!  That's no lady!
  • Lady Blackhawk
  • Lady Chian
  • Lady Constantine
  • Lady Dragon
  • Lady Liberty
  • Lady Lunar
  • Lady Minerva
  • Lady Quark
  • Lady Shiva
  • Lady Vic
  • Phantom Lady

All in the family.  Everyone and their brother.
  • Brother Blood
  • Brother Grimm
  • Brother Voodoo
  • Granny Goodness


Titles
Really, this is just a spin on the idea of the demographics and little else.


Doctor Who?  Okay, so where did you study?
  • Doc Samson
  • Doc Savage
  • Doctor Alchemy
  • Doctor Bedlam
  • Doctor Bong
  • Doctor Cyber
  • Doctor Demonicus
  • Doctor Destiny
  • Doctor Doom
  • Doctor Double X
  • Doctor Druid
  • Doctor Fang
  • Doctor Fate
  • Doctor Light
  • Doctor Midnight
  • Doctor Mid-Nite
  • Doctor Mist
  • Doctor Moon
  • Doctor Morlo
  • Doctor Occult
  • Doctor Octopus
  • Doctor Phosphorus
  • Doctor Poison
  • Doctor Polaris
  • Doctor Psycho
  • Doctor Regulus
  • Doctor Spectro
  • Doctor Spectrum
  • Doctor Strange
  • Doctor Stratos
  • Doctor Tyme
  • Doctor Vortex

Nutty Professors.  Are any of these guys tenured?
  • Professor Ivo
  • Professor Menace
  • Professor Power
  • Professor X
  • Professor Zodiac

Misters.  What interesting surnames!
  • Mister Atom
  • Mister Banjo
  • Mister Bones
  • Mister E
  • Mister Element
  • Mister Freeze
  • Mister Fun
  • Mister Mind
  • Mister Miracle
  • Mister Mxyzptlk
  • Mister Terrific
  • Monsieur Mallah
  • Mr. Fantastic
  • Mr. Sinister
  • Mr. Talon

...And Madames.  More of the same.
  • Madame Hydra
  • Madame Libertine
  • Madame Masque
  • Madame Minh
  • Madame Ovary
  • Madame Rogue
  • Madame Web
  • Madame Xanadu

Super-size me.  Exercises in self-aggrandizement.
  • Fantastic Force*
  • Fantastic Four*
  • Mr. Fantastic
  • Great Gambonnos
  • Great Guru
  • High Evolutionary
  • Strong Guy
  • Strongman
  • Soviet Super Soldiers*
  • Squadron Supreme*
  • Super-Axis*
  • Superboy
  • Superbuddies*
  • Supergirl
  • Super-Malon*
  • Superman
  • Superman Revenge Squad*
  • Supermascists*
  • Supermen of America*
  • Super-Skrull
  • Superwoman
  • Supreme Soviets*
  • Alpha Prime*
  • Nova Prime
  • Optimus Prime
  • Power Man
  • Power Pack
  • Powerhouse
  • Professor Power
  • The Elite*
  • Captain Ultra
  • Ultra Magnus
  • Ultramarines*
  • Boy Wonder
  • Wonder Girl
  • Wonder Woman




Military men.  You never even enlisted, but somehow you're a "captain"?
  • Admiral Strom
  • Agent Liberty
  • Agent Orange
  • Captain America
  • Captain Atom
  • Captain Boomerang
  • Captain Britain
  • Captain Calamity
  • Captain Cold
  • Captain Comet
  • Captain Cutlass
  • Captain Delaken
  • Captain Fear
  • Captain Marvel
  • Captain Marvel (DC)
  • Captain Marvel Jr.
  • Captain Mar-Vell
  • Captain Nazi
  • Captain Speed
  • Captain Stingaree
  • Captain Strong
  • Captain Triumph
  • Captain Ultra
  • Captain Universe
  • Captain X
  • Colonel Computron
  • General Immortus
  • General Zod
  • Time Commander

Royalty.  King me!
  • Black King
  • Clock King
  • Cosmic King
  • Dragon King
  • King Faraday
  • King Kull
  • King of Tears
  • King Shark
  • King Snake
  • King Thesily
  • Lizard King
  • Spirit King
  • Queen Antiope
  • Queen of Fables
  • Speedqueen
  • White Queen
  • Baron Bedlam
  • Baron Blitzkrieg
  • Baron Blood
  • Baron Mordo
  • Baron Strucker
  • Baron Tyrano
  • Baron Winters
  • Baron Zemo
  • Count Nefaria
  • Count Vertigo
  • Count Viper
  • Prince Evillo
  • Prince Mardo
  • Prince Ra-Man
  • Princess Fern
  • Princess Tamira
  • Arion, Lord of Atlantis
  • Earth Lord
  • Firelord
  • Lord Chaos
  • Lord of Time
  • Lord Volt
  • Volt Lord

Masters.  As opposed to Jack of all trades.
  • Bushmaster
  • Cluemaster
  • Gamesmaster
  • Grandmaster
  • Headmaster Mind
  • Lightmaster
  • Mass Master
  • Master
  • Master Mold
  • Master Order
  • Master Pandemonium
  • Mastermind
  • Masters of Disaster*
  • Masters of Evil*
  • Matter Master
  • Mist Master
  • Nadir, Master of Magic
  • Nightmaster
  • Ocean Master
  • Overmaster
  • Quakemaster
  • Roadmaster
  • Shadowmasters*
  • Sportsmaster
  • Spymaster
  • Star Masters*
  • Time Masters
  • Zodiac Master


Who are you?
Sometimes you just make a character out of who he is and what he does.  Just flip through the "help wanted" section of the classifieds for your next inspiration.


Tinker, Tailer, Soldier, Spy.  What's your line of work?
  • Abaddon the Destroyer 
  • Abomination
  • Acolytes*
  • Adversary
  • Advocates*
  • Americommando 
  • Anarchist, The 
  • Angar the Screamer
  • Ani-Mator
  • Astronomer
  • Avengers*
  • Balloon Buster 
  • Beyonder
  • Bishop
  • Bishop, The 
  • Black Pirate 
  • Blacksmith 
  • Bushwacker
  • Butcher 
  • Calculator 
  • Cavalier 
  • Challengers of the Unknown*
  • Champion of the Universe
  • Champions*
  • Chancer 
  • Charger 
  • Chiller 
  • Clown
  • Collector
  • Constrictor
  • Contemplator
  • Controller
  • Controllers*
  • Corruptor
  • Cossack 
  • Creeper 
  • Crimebuster
  • Crusader
  • Cypher
  • Daredevil
  • Darkhold Redeemers*
  • Daydreamers*
  • Dazzler
  • Deathstroke the Terminator 
  • Defenders/Dragon Circle*
  • Dervish 
  • Destroyer 
  • Deviants*
  • Digger
  • Director 
  • Disruptor 
  • Elders of the Universe*
  • Electrocutioner 
  • Enchantress
  • Energizer
  • Enforcer 
  • Enforcers*
  • Equalizer 
  • Extremists*
  • Fiddler 
  • Fire-Eater
  • Fisherman 
  • Fixit 
  • Forager 
  • Galactic Guardians*
  • Gambler 
  • Gamesman 
  • Gangbuster 
  • Gardener
  • Gatherers*
  • Ghost Rider
  • Gladiator 
  • Golden Archer
  • Golden Gladiator 
  • Golden Glider 
  • Grandmaster 
  • Grapplers*
  • Great Guru 
  • Guardian
  • Guardians of the Galaxy*
  • Guardsman
  • Gypsy 
  • Harbinger 
  • Harlequin 
  • Harriers*
  • Heckler 
  • Hellrazer 
  • Hulkbusters*
  • Huntress 
  • Imperial Guard*
  • In-Betweener
  • Interloper
  • Invaders*
  • Invisible Destroyer 
  • Jester
  • Joker 
  • Justifiers*
  • Krater
  • Kraven the Hunter
  • Leader
  • Looker 
  • Machinesmith
  • Mad Thinker
  • Manhunter 
  • Manhunters*
  • Marauders*
  • Marine Marauder 
  • Martian Manhunter 
  • Mastermind
  • Mentor
  • Midget
  • Mindancer 
  • Mindboggler 
  • Mindgrabber Kid 
  • Misfit
  • Nemesis 
  • Nomad
  • Orphan-Maker
  • Outlaw 
  • Outlaws*
  • Outsiders*
  • Pacific Overlords*
  • Pariah 
  • Peacemaker 
  • Phantom Rider 
  • Prankster 
  • Protector
  • Psycho-Pirate 
  • Punisher
  • Puppeteer, The 
  • Rainbow Raider 
  • Rangers*
  • Ratcatcher 
  • Ravers*
  • Reavers*
  • Red Guardian
  • Regulator 
  • Rejects*
  • Ringer
  • Rival 
  • Rogue
  • Savant 
  • Saviour 
  • Scalphunter 
  • Sea Thief 
  • Seeker
  • Sentinels of Magic*
  • Sentry 
  • Shadow-Thief 
  • Shimmer 
  • Silver Samurai
  • Silver Surfer
  • Skrullbusters*
  • Sky Pirate 
  • Slither 
  • Smasher
  • Smuggler
  • Spoiler 
  • Spy Smasher 
  • Stalker 
  • Starbreaker 
  • Stinger
  • Sub-Mariner
  • Swordsman
  • Tailor, The 
  • Technician 
  • Technocrat 
  • Thinker 
  • Trickster 
  • Upstarts*
  • Vagabond
  • Vanisher
  • Vanquisher 
  • Ventriloquist 
  • Vertigo 
  • Vigilante 
  • Warlock
  • Warlord 
  • Waverider 
  • Weather Wizard 
  • Weeper 
  • Whizzer 
  • Wild Huntsman 
  • Wildchild
  • Wind Warrior
  • Wrecker
  • X-Cutioner
  • Zenturion 

Knight Time.  Everyone but KITT.
  • Arabian Knight
  • Atomic Knight
  • Black Knight
  • Dreadknight
  • Moon Knight
  • Shining Knight
  • Silent Knight
  • Spaceknights*
  • The Dark Knight

The Man.  You just can't stop at "Conan the Barbarian."  It's just too cool sounding not to follow that formula.
  • Abaddon the Destroyer
  • Angar the Screamer
  • Balder the Brave
  • Conan the Barbarian
  • Dan the Dyna-Mite
  • Danny the Street
  • Deathstroke the Terminator
  • Etrigan the Demon
  • Howard the Duck
  • Nabu the Wise
  • Nuclear the Magnetic Marauder
  • Pip the Troll

Pure evil.  Sociopaths and proud of it!
  • Alliance of Evil*
  • Assembly of Evil*
  • Brotherhood of Evil*
  • Circus of Crime*
  • Crime Syndicate*
  • Emissaries of Evil*
  • Evil Star
  • Forgotten Villains*
  • Injustice Gang*
  • Injustice League*
  • Legion of Super-Villains*
  • Masters of Evil*
  • Mr. Sinister
  • Prince Evillo
  • Secret Society of Super-Villains (team)
  • Sinister Seven*
  • Sinister Six*
  • Sinister Syndicate*
  • Sisters of Sin*
  • Triumverate of Terror*
  • Villainy, Inc.*
  • Villo, the World's Vilest Villain

Heroics.  The other side of the coin.
  • Fawcett Heroes*
  • Forgotten Heroes*
  • Granny Goodness
  • Hero Hotline*
  • Heroes for Hire*
  • Justice Experience*
  • Justice League*
  • Justice Legion A*
  • Justice Society*
  • Legion of Super-Heroes*
  • Old Justice*
  • People's Heroes*
  • Relative Heroes*
  • Young Heroes*
  • Young Justice*

Generic.  When you're at a loss for inspiration...
  • Her
  • It
  • Man-Thing
  • Nameless
  • She-Hulk
  • Swamp Thing
  • Thing


Things
When all else fails, just look around the room for inspiration.  You next comic book creation might just turn out to be something right there in the room.


Household objects.  This list reads like a scavenger hunt.
  • Bolt
  • Box
  • Cauldron
  • Claw Hammer
  • Clock, The
  • Crowbar
  • Hammer
  • Key
  • Lock
  • Monocle
  • Needle
  • Nut
  • Rag Doll
  • Scarecrow
  • Sparkler
  • Ticktock
  • Trash*
  • Whiteout
  • Widget

Playing Games.  No dice.
  • Arcade
  • Domino
  • Fastball
  • Gambler
  • Gamesman
  • Grandmaster
  • Roulette

Card sharks.  Go on, hit me.
  • Ace of Spades
  • Deuce
  • Jack of Clubs
  • Jack of Hearts
  • Royal Flush Gang

Check this mate.  Searching for Bobby Fisher.
  • Bishop
  • Black Queen
  • Chess Set*
  • Chessmen*
  • Gambit
  • White Queen

Technology.  Producing better living and interesting names for superheroes.
  • Arclight
  • Blackout
  • Cable
  • Conduit
  • Crimson Dynamo
  • Cyborg
  • Cyclotron
  • Ghetto-Blaster
  • Gizmo
  • Impulse
  • Live Wire
  • Machine Man
  • Network
  • Power Company*
  • Power Line
  • Robotman
  • Sonar
  • Sputnik
  • Technician
  • Techno
  • Technocrat

Byte me.  I'm on your desktop.
  • Access
  • Binary
  • Colonel Computron
  • Hard Drive
  • Hi-Tech
  • Monitor, The
  • R.A.M.
  • System Crash*
  • Technet*

Emotions.  You know you make me wanna shout!
  • Delirium
  • Desire
  • Despair
  • D'spayre
  • Ecstacy
  • Ego
  • Fury
  • Grossout
  • Kraven 
  • Madcap
  • Malice
  • Mayhem
  • Obsession
  • Phobia
  • Scorn
  • Wrath

Everything else.
  • Aberration 
  • Abyss 
  • Alpha Primitives*
  • Anomaly 
  • Aryan Nation*
  • Aura 
  • Axis Amerika*
  • Bane 
  • Bedlam
  • Blacklash
  • Blasters*
  • Blink
  • Blob
  • Blockbuster 
  • Bratpack*
  • Brood Mutants*
  • Cadre*
  • Chamber
  • Champions of Xandar*
  • Chance
  • Chase 
  • Conglomerate*
  • Construct 
  • Corsair
  • Doom Patrol*
  • Double Down 
  • Doubleheader 
  • Echo 
  • Edge 
  • Effigy 
  • Elements of Doom*
  • Empath
  • Enclave*
  • Eternals*
  • Executive Elite*
  • Externals*
  • Extreme Justice*
  • Film Freak 
  • Flash 
  • Force 
  • Forever People*
  • Forge
  • Gateway
  • Glamor
  • Global Guardians*
  • Gloss 
  • Haven*
  • Hellions*
  • Host 
  • Hulk
  • Hush 
  • Husk
  • Hybrid*
  • I.Q. 
  • Image 
  • Jazz
  • Jet 
  • Jinx 
  • Jolt
  • Jubilee
  • Kingpin
  • Kurse
  • L.A.W.*
  • Legends 
  • Lock-Up 
  • Longshot
  • Loophole 
  • Maelstrom
  • Maggia*
  • Multiplex 
  • Murmur 
  • Next Wave*
  • Off-Ramp 
  • Paragon 
  • Poison Memories*
  • Question 
  • Quote 
  • Right*
  • Riot
  • Risk 
  • Screamqueen 
  • Secret 
  • Shade 
  • Shakedown 
  • Skids
  • Stealth 
  • Strata 
  • Stryfe
  • Synth 
  • Tar Pit 
  • Tempest
  • Terra 
  • Triumph 
  • Valor 
  • Vanguard 
  • Vibe 
  • Vixen 
  • Weird 
  • Whit
  • Windfall 
  • Wing 
  • Zoom 





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