Nobody’s Hero: Name These Heroes


Will Truman

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  1. Avatar unbeliever536 says:

    #1) Devildog is probably my favorite of those you listed

    #3) I’d lean towards “Colonel” something… Maybe “Colonel Fallout”? That sounds a little villainous, but I can’t think of anything else.

    #4) My favorite among those offered is Anthem. Not much else to say here.

    #5) How about Dimension Lord? If you want him to be kind of lame, this allows people to insultingly refer to him as “Dimlord”. Alternately, you could try “Marquis D” for rhyming.

    #6) Plutarch would be a pretty cool name.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird says:

    #2 Red Rube… why not force him to say a short poem? Instead of something that can be said in a single second, how’s about a single breath?

    “By humans, orcs, gnomes, dwarves and elves… I’ll protect those who can’t protect themselves.”


    This allows you to name him The D&D Guy or something. It can relate to the poem rather than to something else. The fun part is that you can also put him in a situation where he can’t say a full sentence!

    #3 At first I wanted to go with something like Agent Atlas or Agent Polaris because those were also fun missile names. Sadly, they’re already taken. (Well, not with the Agent part.)

    So why not “Brinksman”? Or Agent Brinksman?

    #4 Brother Jonathan. Anybody Thomas Nast has already drawn for you is going to be awesome.

    #5 I just went to the 3D tech websites and found some cool words. “Shutter”, “Flicker”. Add a “Man” to that and you’ve got yourself a hero.

    #6 Yeah, you won’t top Plutarch.Report

  3. Avatar Pinky says:

    Is it going to be set in the 1950’s or later? Because either of the nuclear-themed ones could be named Strange, but that wouldn’t make sense before the discovery of quarks.

    I guess the same question applies to the Captain 3D character. Is he set in the 1950’s, or 1950’s-themed? The era had some great slang, which might be an inspiration.Report

  4. Avatar Alan Scott says:

    #5) Sir Parallax? It keeps the 3d vision theme without sounding quite so hokey.Report

  5. Avatar Glyph says:

    Not going to be much help here. Just want to say, don’t make these mistakes when casting your villains:

  6. Avatar Zane says:

    This is late, and I don’t know where Bart Hill is from, but Jersey Devil would be a great name for a Daredevil-like character.Report