350+ Cool Villain Names: Being Bad Is More Fun Than Being Good

Updated on January 8, 2020
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Here you'll find inspiration for your next great villainous character name!
Here you'll find inspiration for your next great villainous character name! | Source

Best Villain Names (Because the Villain Is So Much Cooler Than the Hero)

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). I plan on adding to the list fairly often, so you can check back every once in a while and find new suggestions.

Of course, there's no guarantee that a name won't be used by someone else, so you need to be sure to do a little research if you plan on trademarks or copyrights and such. Thank you for taking a look, and I hope you find the lists below useful.

Villains are mysterious, interesting, and, of course, evil.
Villains are mysterious, interesting, and, of course, evil. | Source

Villainous Names for Both Guys and Girls

Task Rabbit
Chaos
Mayhem
Angel Slayer
Whitewash
Cyclone
Oblique
Red Saint
Vex
Discord
Inferno
Safari
Recluse
Moors Stalker
Ditch
Nashville Psycho
Optic Nerve
Blink
Shivers
Blackout
Patch Galactic
Buttons
Killer Criminal
Static
Rundown
Limerick
Drift
Dust
Snake
Mockingbird
Aberration
Frenzy
Whistler
Voodoo
Mutilator
Tempus
West End Bandit
Rampage
Venom
Genesis
Bedlam
Omega
Crimson
Felon
Glitch
Flux
Monster of Edbury Hill
Schism
Spasm
Miracle
Apex
Checkmate
Mudlark
Crypto
Flatline
Upgrade
Trace
Blue Collar Slayer
Pitfall
Imprint
Whip
Blitz
Misfit
Hex
Cascade
Wendigo
Malice
Spite
Blur
Death Angel
Night Caller
The Kingston Executioner
Brownout Strangler
Parallax
Longshot
Diamondback
Five States Maniac
Bloodline
Atomic
Burnout
Tempo
Lonely Heart
Austin Body Snatcher
Patches
Transonic
Pied Piper
Engineer
Overkill
Solstice
Old Lace
Surge
Avalanche
Pyro
Nocturne
Mimic
Grifter
Guilty Conscience
Red Cloud
Sabbath
Bipolar
Live Wire
Rewind
Crossfire
Standoff
Flood
Wild Onion
Burn
Hype
Red Wolf
After Party
Denizen
Sick Sin
Cold Cut
Deuces Wild
Spike
Badness
Slicer

I firmly believe that a story is only as good as the villain.

— Clive Barker

Tips on Naming Your 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. will take some consideration.
  • 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.

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Giving your villain an interesting backstory will help your readers stay interested.
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Cool Villain Names for Guys

Savini
Sleeping Deacon
Brace
God of Mischief
The Axe Man
Stone Heart
John Doe
5th Gunman
Bronx
Pyro Thug
Doctor Lobotomy
Axis
Ogre of the Smokies
Quick Kill
Gambit
Flint
Shadow Atlas
Lockjaw
Icarus
Magnus
Paladin
Nimbus
North West Ripper
Vega
Ferryman
Tremor
Zeus
Plasmid
Demolition
Invictus
Terror Of Rayburn Lake
Hail
Corinthian
Zyrian
Number One
Alligator Man
Maverick
Warlock
Boxcar Nomad
Casanova
Mister Splinter
Flex
Jolly Roger
Metal Fang
Helios
Grendel
Sweater
Bronco Bill
Big Dig
Grinder
So Hard
Panama Red
Bushwhacker
Chicken on a Chain
Man With No Name
Hip to be Square
Troubadour
Alpha
The Regulator
Big Hit
Doctor Hell
Nightmare King
Well Spoken Monster
Badmash
Captain Splatter
Brutus
Mister Bull
Meathook
Winter Jack
Johnny Rotten
Straight Jacket Strangler
King Lopez
Tombstone
Smiley
Wild Bill
Hard Time
Fender Bender
Whiskey Jack
G clef
Mr. Sharp
Buckeye
Sniper
Big Iron
Hades
Crater
 
 

If you have not been a villain at a certain point in time, you will never be a hero. And the day you are a hero, you may become a villain the next day.

— Carlos Ghosn
Lady villains are just as murderous, frightening, and evil as their male counterparts.
Lady villains are just as murderous, frightening, and evil as their male counterparts. | Source

Cool Villain Names for Girls

Villainous
Miss Snakes
Acorn
Anime Lady
Honeycomb
Woman In Red
Spellbinder
Nurse October
Patience
Black Bird
Kissing Princess
Misery
Absinthe
Huntress
Pandora
Blonde Phantom
Madame Hollow
Andromeda
Pixie
Banshee
Sadie
Freefall
Lady Abigail
Hellcat
Vanity
Abyss
Silhouette
Stiletto
Euphoria
Hope
Ecstasy
Aphrodite
Rain
Hail Mary
Eve
Swirl
Black Widows of Colorado
Wonderland
Sugarcane
Charms
Venus
Songbird
Psychotica
Manhunter
Karma
Spiral
Enchantress
Vixen
Nurse Worse
Deviation
Winter Hail
Perfect Poison
Eclipse
Playmate
Sway
Hellion
Plus 2
Nine
Undertow
Motion
Sniper Princess
Living Dead Girl
Wicked Moon
Acid Rain
Little Red
Superstition
Black Moon
Kabookie
Seven Dust
Locomotive
Black Pearl
Ground Zero
Doctor Proctor
Gnash
Mean Machine
Gigabyte
Octave
Mrs. Sharp
Magick
Zero Sum
Chain
Fang
Snapdragon
Shadow Slayer
Tesla
 
 

Some people call me a terrorist; I consider myself a teacher.

— Mandarin, Iron Man 3

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.

Awesome Villain Names That Everyone Knows

Khan
Dillinger
Jabba the Hutt
General Zod
Clubber Lang
Pennywise
Professor Moriarty
Biff Tannen (Back to the Future)
Bowser
Megatron
Joker
Norman Bates
Sandman
The Wicked Witch of the West
Lord Voldemort
Skeletor
Wilson Fisk (aka Kingpin)
The Cigarette Smoking Man
Syndrome (The Incredibles)
Hannibal Lecter
J.R. Ewing
Catwoman
Montgomery Burns
King Joffrey Baratheon
Verbal Kint (aka Keyser Soze)
Freddy Krueger
Ganon
Swamp Thing
Pazuzu (The Exorcist)
Doctor Doom
Cobra Commander
Count Dracula
Sub-Zero
Professor Chaos
Sauron
Captain Hook
The Terminator
Max Cady
The Grinch
Mr. Joshua (Lethal Weapon)
Stewie Griffin
Darth Vader
The Borg
Leatherface
Tony Montana
Serpentor
Tony Soprano
Rowdy Roddy Piper
Pinhead
Hit Girl
Magneto
Thanos
Mr. Burns
Keyser Soze
A Thanos statue from Sideshow Collectibles
A Thanos statue from Sideshow Collectibles | Source

Thoughts About Anti-Heroes

An anti-hero is someone who does not have the traditional morals of a hero but still manages to do good things, albeit 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.

She had always found villains more exciting than heroes. They had ambition... passion. 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.

— Soman Chainani, The School for Good and Evil

More Tips for Coming Up With a Cool Name for Your Bad Guy (or Girl)

  • 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.
  • 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? Yes, please!
  • 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.

The Origin of Your Wrongdoer, Criminal, or Lawbreaker

A lot of writers and creators often overlook the origin story of their primary villain. This can be one of the biggest mistakes made, particularly if your bad guy has to make key decisions at some point.

For a character to make important, life-changing decisions, they must have some kind of motivation; after all, it's our past that makes us all what we are today. 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. It's up to you to reveal the details as your film, story, or comic builds to the climax. The name of your bad girl (or guy) is a part of that origin.

Even More Great Villain Names

Spinner
Wicked Whip
Killer Bee
Zoom
Chroma
Exodus
Mischief
Warmonger
Nomad
Onslaught
Ripper
Echo
Ego
Shatter Ruin
Vandal
Sarin
Project L
Silicon
Wraith
Monstrous
Lucifarious
Connection Interruption
Clamor
 

© 2017 Don

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      VILLAINSFOREVER1 

      15 hours ago

      My origin story...

      Man somehow wandered into generator and toxic liquid spilt from it, giving him speed powers and also mind control and manipulation powers.

      If anybody has questions, please reply.

      Thanks.

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      DeathStroke 

      2 days ago

      Hey Villain Girl1!

      That is SO cool! I love your idea! My only Notes are:

      How about a message she types on a typewriter instead of an email? No one can trace a typed note, but if you get an email you can just check who the sender is... 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.

      Just an idea... do whatever you want. Your idea, is officially AWESOME!

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      VillainGirl1 

      3 days ago

      So basically if you get an Email from her, or see her in a dream, or hear her name three or more times in one day, it means your time is up, and she is coming for you. She is death's whisperer because she is said to be why people die, and she can influence what causes someone to die. She can sense when someone's time is up, because she hears a whisper in her ear or in her mind, it's as if death is whispering to her to tell her what she needs to do. When she feels the urge to kill, it is either her own conscience or it is the force of death contacting her. She can even draw on deaths energy, and that is how she is strengthened by death.

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      Olivia 

      7 days ago

      How about villain name Darkfire? I have character who villain her real name Astrid but she later becomes Darkfire which everyone fears her and Winter hero in my book.Winter younger sister of Darkfire but Darkfire is cruel towards her siblings and her children.Darkfire is similar to Blackfire from Teen Titans!!! So could Darkfire be good villain name?

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      Karma 

      7 days ago

      One day when Tina was 10 years old she was bullied she was bullied for three years till she was 13 she snapped and killed her bullies she couldn’t handle the grief of killing people so she ran away when she was 18 years old she kept on a killing spree through those years she was away she trained and trained to kill then she went after all superheroes knocking them out one by one till one finally killed her but she didn’t die she never died

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      Vrayar 

      10 days ago

      What would be a good name for a demon or phantom? (No gender). I was thinking Phantasm or Deverus but I want to see what other people can come up with.

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      DeathStroke 

      10 days ago

      Btw,

      My villain is my protagonist, the hero's the antagonist

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      DeathStroke 

      11 days ago

      So, my villain was born in Italy, at the age of five her parents were murdered and she was put into foster homes. She hated the families and pranked people until she was reassigned a family. When she got older (around 10ish. I might change the age) a man came to her and told her he had information about the people who killed her parents. He "adopts her" and teaches her to kill until she's 18. She becomes one of the most skilled assassins. The man finally tells her the info, and she kills him. She goes on an insane murder streak, and ends up fighting my hero.

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      Don 

      12 days ago from Tennessee

      Scourge would make a great name for a bad guy (or girl).

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      Don 

      12 days ago from Tennessee

      Start off by deciding on what kind of story you want to tell and what roll your villain will play in it. Just knowing those two things should give you a direction in which to go when coming up with a good name for him or her.

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      DeathStroke 

      12 days ago

      Hey, so I'm trying to make a story, and I am totally failing to think of any evil villain code names. Any suggestions?

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      Olivia 

      13 days ago

      Is Scourge good villain name because I have character named Edmund who a hybrid dragon becomes evil???

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      Quirky Keys 

      2 weeks ago

      Oh my gosh! I love the idea of Ak'zaar! But, why would they call Thana death's whisperer? Does she whisper to death? Is she an assassin? Does she have direct contact with Ak'zaar? I she his messenger/assasin? What's her story? Or does the public think she just looks really frail/fragile and close to death? (I mean no disrespect to your original idea, I think it's great)

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      VillainGirl1 

      2 weeks ago

      Thank you for the suggestion Quirky Keys, I'll have to think on that. I had been trying to come up with something that people may call Thana. Something to do with death, because that is was her base power is (She can bring death to anyone with a single thought and is strengthened by death. She can also consume souls). People fear her, and that is why they gave her a nickname that I still need to figure out. Maybe Thanas home planet could be called Ak'zaar... (I can't believe that came to mind, I'm usually not creative. I hope that wasn't already created). Her family history might be like this... Her family was the royal family of one of the country's on Ak'zaar for over a hundred years. One day, a visitor came to the castle when her grandmother was the queen. He won her grandmother's trust then betrayed her, and eventually got her removed from the throne. For a few years her family lived in poverty, until they recovered just in time for survival. When Thana was born, Her family was surprised that she didn't look like anybody from anyone that had ever been in the family. Her family still loved her, but that's when her struggles began.

      Maybe people might refer to her as Deaths Whisperer, but I don't know if that would work. What do you think about it?

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      Quirky Keys 

      3 weeks ago

      Villain Girl1,

      hi! I just wanna say that I love your idea for Thana! One question though. What planet does she come from? If you make up a backstory (not that you already haven't done that) about not just them but also their planet and/or family it makes it even more interesting. Take Supergirl for example! Everyone knows that she came from Krypton and that her home planet is gone. Some kids can relate to that. Try to give people something to relate to. You're already doing that I'm sure. I loved your character but I have one thing. This character sort of reminds me of Thanos (for all the marvel fans) so it might confuse people. I was thinking it might be better to choose a different name for Thana. Just so people aren't confused or think you're copying Thanos's story. What if Thana was her real name, but like Kara Danvers she has a different name for when she is being a vigilante or what not.

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      Elle Trik 

      4 weeks ago

      How about villians who all work separate, and may get stopped once by this hero or that until being stopped by 2 or more then 2 or more villians strike the same place and only one hero shows up and gets beat having track down the other hero(s) but the villains go separate the heroes form a team to beat the villians after they form a team. All the while the leader for the heroes is also the leader of the villians.

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      VillainGirl1 

      5 weeks ago

      I had done some research on names for villains while trying to find a cool name for my female villain for a book series I am working on (still trying to finnish first book called "Discovery & Foes).

      Here's one of the names I found: Thana

      So basically, she grew up with people being afraid of her and was bullied a lot, all over the place in fact. She started off timid and trying to prove herself, but became bitter from all the hate she had been experiencing. At the age of 15, her parents died leaving her alone. The deaths of her parents left her sad and depressed, for she never knew how they died. Later she found out that they had been murdered by humans, who were not from her planet. She began to hate all humans, and they became her main targets. She would give them the option to die fighting, or die in their sleep. She would respect their decisions, though she always preferred if they chose battle. Later on, she will meet my main character in the series, Emelia. She is a hero with a dangerous evilside, and the first to show Thana kindness since the day her parents were murdered. She will become her first friend, but will Thana go good? Probably not. Thanas heart had been corrupted, she needs to get even with these humans.

      Do you like it? Would this add a good twist to my story, where the hero befriends a well known, much feared villain? Is it a good backstory? Please reply and give me your thoughts.

      Also, I like the name ideas and the quotes and tips. My favorite quote was the one from "The School for Good and Evil". I know that book, from what I read of it, the book was pretty good (I didn't read it all the way through though).

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      Sapphirezzz 

      5 weeks ago

      Thanks!

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      Don 

      5 weeks ago from Tennessee

      Lots of cool names here. Thanks for sharing.

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      Sapphirezzz 

      5 weeks ago

      Well I've got some name ideas, and I hope you think they're cool.

      Midnight Quartz (she forms crystals of any shape to penetrate enemies)

      Prankstah (That's on purpose and her powers are just flat-out pranks, but with a powerful twist)

      Bratty Catty (uses feline looks to attract kids, then scratches them)

      Stardust (can form star images to make them real and attack the enemy)

      Vulpes Vixen (uses magic and fox stuff)

      Miss Mimic (takes looks and powers of others)

      Glitch Witch (computer stuff, and can "glitch-e-port")

      Together, they are the Damsels of Disharmony, or the Disharmony Damsels.

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      Don 

      6 weeks ago from Tennessee

      An absolutely great name for a villain, and a power that I never thought of.

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      Serena Townsend 

      6 weeks ago

      I have this villain that can adjust the stars in the sky to make weapons and Damage others.

      I was thinking of calling her Killer Galactic.

      Would that work?

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      LOOSEMORALS 

      6 weeks ago

      I kinda like the Maze for a criminal name, like a serial killer who was experimented on in a maze and then escaped. So his name is maze to honor the reason he (or she) kills

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      Maze 

      7 weeks ago

      Hey, Mister Wrath... maybe a name u could use could be

      HellBent

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      Off-With-Her-Head! 

      7 weeks ago

      What's your idea for your hero? What's their gender? What are their moral biases? Do they prefer ramen bowls or Fro-yo?

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      CutThroatQueen 

      7 weeks ago

      Well, what are their personality traits? Like, are they morally conflicted? Do they have hidden secrets? Are they actually planning to join sides with the villain they have worked so hard to defeat?

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      Ghost Reaper 

      8 weeks ago

      I'm Naming my villain lots of different names but i don't know what to name my hero

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      Mister Wrath 

      2 months ago

      This name is for someone thats angry. Someone thats been pushed off of the edge, mad enough to be willing to do bad because they believe they were done wrong, and they suffered injustice in part of their life.

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      DeathGal 

      2 months ago

      Instead of headshot maybe somthing like hellshot

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      Purple Murple 

      2 months ago

      Vigilantes are great!

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      Killjoy 

      2 months ago

      Killjoy is my outlaw name, vigilante style

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      Random guy 

      2 months ago

      I think scorpion would be a cool name but both my tail idea and name idea were taken

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      The Real Potat0 

      2 months ago

      Zodiac is a pretty good name that I came across in a Roblox RP

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      FancyPoetGirl 

      2 months ago

      ok thanks. That's something to think about.

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      Don 

      2 months ago from Tennessee

      It all depends if you want your character's real name to be hidden. To be honest, there's probably not a need to have an alternative persona unless people can recognize their true identity when in werewolf form.

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      FancyPoetGirl 

      2 months ago

      so I'm writing a story about a high schooler who's a werewolf... got any suggestions 4 a name?

      I'm not sure whether or not he's good or bad.

      But I know he's very conflicted internally and externally

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      Fancy Poet Girl 

      2 months ago

      What if you put a name like Abbadon? (I know that's technically a boy name, but you could make it work.)

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      500 tiles 

      2 months ago

      Uhh maybe a villain who can stare someone to death may be called Vision. Catchphrase is: Looks can kill.

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      Don 

      2 months ago from Tennessee

      You could do a little research in actual demon names and use one of those as a name for your villain. Here's a few I found relatively fast: Abraxas, Vapula and Malphas.

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      『Unknown』 

      3 months ago

      I have made a oc not to long ago and couldn’t really come up with a creative villain name, I’ve tried to think about her past and all and one that came to mind was “demon child” but I’m starting to think it’s odd. The Reason for the name is because she’s basically possessed by a demon like creature. But once again I think it’s an odd name if you have any other suggestions I would love to hear them these are all good villain names!

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      Fancy Poet Girl 

      3 months ago

      How about Silver Whip? That could be a really cool name for a bad girl.

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      FirestarF16 

      3 months ago

      How about:

      Shard- used to be good person, but when his father was killed, he became a figure of darkness. A shadow.

      Faceless- um.. well, you see, he has no face.

      Darkness Overdrive- No idea why I put that...

      Well... Good bye... yep, =^.^=

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      No. 

      3 months ago

      Umm.... Here are my suggestions!

      Mad Dog - he liked dogs but one bit him so he is now evil (and has rabies!)

      Malfunct!0n 3rr0r - a girl who became computer crazy but someone cyberbullied her so R3V3NG3 T!M3

      Vulporo - a fox attacked him and again, revenge. he isn't quite feral; he is graceful yet sneaky!

      Miss Croc - she was raised by crocodiles until 14 years old, then she found out her real parents were human and they got killed so vengeance time.

      Time's Up - he can stop time to attack his enemies. I got lazy with this one, hehe.

      speaking of lazy....

      Chamomile - with her sleep powder, she can make just about ANYONE go to sleep.

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      Don 

      3 months ago from Tennessee

      Kono would make a great name for a bad guy (or girl). While it is true that some names just scream villain, that doesn't always have to be the case. We all know that one's actions and point of view is what makes a villain a villain.

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      Doontune animations 

      3 months ago

      Quetion is kono a good villain name just asking if anyone is reading

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      Spectre 

      3 months ago

      Another villain name could be spectre

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      Railey Chavez 

      3 months ago

      I got some cool bad guy names like

      The Superior

      Wolf-Man

      Commander Killer

      Shadow Strike

      Agent Fox

      Sharpshooter

      The Phantom

      Mr. Supreme

      Dr. Stein

      Ares

      Tommy Thompson

      Crime King

      Master Sumo

      Salazar

      Mr. Gold: Wyyat and Max (when Wyyat and Max merge they turn into a person made out of gold)

      Footbull and Monkey-face

      The Gunmen: Bolt Frost and Flame

      K.O.

      Haywire

      Menace

      The Destroyer

      White Maniac

      Mayhem

      Death Lord

      Red Samurai

      Boom-Boomarang

      Blob-Beast

      Old Man Marley

      Gus the Bomb

      Captain Lumber

      God of Treasure

      Blood Lover

      Leather Suit

      Baby face

      Rampage

      Nightmare

      Duke

      Project X

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      Don 

      3 months ago from Tennessee

      How about a villain that takes people out by strangulation. They could be called "Choke".

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      Don 

      3 months ago from Tennessee

      There are no rules saying you villain and hero need to be contrasting each other. The great thing about creating your own characters is that they can act like and look like anything you want... much like it is in real life.

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      my villian needs a hero 

      3 months ago

      ive come up with a villian name, but not a hero

      ik they are meant to contrast, but i dunno what to call my hero

      can u help?

      btw my villian is a man called Annihilate who is a shapeshifter through devouring on their victims blood.

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      doctor_pearl 

      3 months ago

      What would be a good name for a villain that is like an assassin?

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      Don 

      3 months ago from Tennessee

      "Teeth" would make a good villain name, but you only see why they call him or her that when they grin at your weakness.

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      Logan Kise25 

      3 months ago

      I need a name for a villain similar to joker but with blood bending and mind control as well as being an expert chemist oh and he has the ability to absorb powers as well thanks

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      Esteban Pelaez 

      4 months ago

      This website is cool! Thanks for the great names! Just so you know, I used the name Inferno for my supervillain name in a book that I am writing. If you want to check it out, it's name is Phantom, coming out 2019-2020. Thanks again!!!

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      doctor_pearl 

      4 months ago

      Nice names good job

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      Brien 

      4 months ago

      Sarin is epic!

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      Jewelz 

      4 months ago

      My top 3 superheroes name is Jackel, Blackout, and earthquake

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      Don 

      4 months ago from Tennessee

      This would make a great villain name for a wacky superhero cartoon like "The Tick", etc.

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      yamomsahoe124 

      4 months ago

      wild onion

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      Riley 

      5 months ago

      i have an OC that is a blonde girl who has the power to go invisible, i thought Blonde Phantom would be perfect! thanks alot

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      AllForOne 

      5 months ago

      Thanks for the help Don i made my villain name it's Chaos_Inferno

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      Don 

      6 months ago from Tennessee

      Instead of asking for a quick name, you should sit down and find out what makes your villain tick. If you do that, you'll have a solid base to make a decision and a list like this can help you even more.

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      EGAG 

      6 months ago

      you got a name for a supervillain with multiple powers, turns his eyes white when using them and has an organization like the Legion of Doom or the Masters of Evil?

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      Nikki.E 

      6 months ago

      Blood ripper sound good for a guy or girl

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      Scarlet 

      6 months ago

      I think Sunset Leopard would be awesome

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      SOAP 

      6 months ago

      At Galaxy,

      maybe call her supernova?

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      Jen 

      7 months ago

      alright cool, thanks for the help Don

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      Don 

      7 months ago from Tennessee

      How about Anti-Venom or Cure as a name?

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      Jen 

      7 months ago

      hello me again, Viper is a former hero, do you know do a good opposite name as her hero name?

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      Jen 

      7 months ago

      thanks for the help my dude

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      Don 

      7 months ago from Tennessee

      Copycat would make a good name for your villain, but it is on-the-spot common. You could try looking up words that are similar to "imitation". A few that come to mind are Mirror, Echo and Replica.

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      Persphone 

      7 months ago

      I have an oc named Sienna Crowe. Her powers are imitation. She can copy other people's powers and appearance. I was thinking Copycat. Opinions?

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      Matthew 

      7 months ago

      Villain names:

      -Frostbite

      -Madman

      -Marksman

      -War Lord

      -Oblivion

      -Demolisher

      -Agony

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      Don 

      7 months ago from Tennessee

      Viper is a great name for your villain. There are a lot of similarities between your villain and a snake (quiet, hides easily, quiet, etc.). A fine name for a villain.

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      Jen 

      7 months ago

      i have villain character who is an assassin/infiltrator/thief and the name i have for her is Viper. do you have any other suggestions?

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      Susie the EVIL BAKA 

      7 months ago

      Hmm, if you want to make a villain, here comes....SOME NAME IDEAS!!

      Queen of Shadows

      Bigg Gun

      Hilda Wolf

      Snake Eyes

      Mona Storm

      The Soulless One

      Madam Grim

      Inky Demise

      Jessie Bloodseeker

      Zephron

      Princess Cutthroat

      Just Grayson

      Honey Strike

      Grave Seeker

      Valerie Unknown

      Cuddles

      Killjoy

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      Don 

      7 months ago from Tennessee

      One name that comes to mind pretty quickly is "Fracture".

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      Hydrocous 

      7 months ago

      I have a story and a female villain who is a heroine at the start, but then a villainess who happens to be her halfsister corrupts her into constant murder attempts on her brother and father. The female villain wants revenge on her father for not telling her and when her sister dies she is sad. what should the name be?

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      MySelf Morgana 

      7 months ago

      My Supercool Villain Names: Villainesses are better than heroines

      Morgause

      Aithusa

      Guinevere

      Freya

      Ygraine

      Arathnia

      Lancarta

      Exoja

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      Dark Star 

      8 months ago

      a female villain consumed by pure darkness. originally known as Star.

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      Future Phantom 

      8 months ago

      I have a ton of names from my story and my Godbrother's

      The description is beneath.

      Cyrus

      Orb of Water

      Triton

      Titan of Water

      Ignirus

      Orb of Fire

      Ignatius

      Titan of Fire

      Flora

      Orb of Plant

      Glade

      Titan of Plant

      Volterrus

      Orb of Lightning

      Voltus

      Titan of Lightning

      Magmaelian

      Orb of Lava

      Magmaxer

      Titan of Lava

      Claymore

      Orb of Rock/Earth

      Nebula

      Titaness of Planets

      Blizzard

      Orb of Ice

      Arablest

      Titan of Ice

      Ferrus

      Orb of Metal

      Bronx

      Titan of Metal

      Breeze

      Orb of Wind

      Vertipis

      Titan of Wind

      Blue Blast

      Igra power of Water/Lightning

      Phonix

      Titan of Phoenix

      Grey Guy

      Igra power of Metal/Machines

      Future Phantom

      Titan of Death

      Blue Blast, Thunderfist

      Ultimate Igra power of Lightning

      Kavathrack

      Titan of Darkness

      Michael, Element Lord

      Primary, Secondary

      Vyronic

      Titan of Technology

      Michael, Wolf-King

      Cerberus

      Xer

      Titan of Order

      Michael, Snake-King

      Hydra

      Havoc

      Titan of Chaos

      Michael, Bull-King

      Colchis Bull

      Eternion

      Titan of Infinity

      Michael, Lion-King

      Nemean Lion

      Immortuos

      Titan of Immortality

      Michael, Eagle-King

      Caucasian Eagle

      Rune

      Titaness of Magic

      Michael, Boar-King

      Erymanthian Boar

      Radian

      Titan of Radiation

      Michael, Light-Dark

      Celestial Phoenix

      Orion

      Titan of Energy

      Reigning Rainbow, Black Hole

      Ultimate Igra Power of Darkness

      Obliteron

      Origin of Destruction

      Reigning Rainbow, Galaxy

      Ultimate Igra Power of Light

      Eclipse

      Titaness of Moon

      Gruntie

      Mechanic/Gunner

      Celeste

      Titaness of Stars

      Gruntie, MV1

      Celestrium flight mech

      Marvel

      Titaness of Miracles

      Gruntie, MV2

      MV1 + AI, guns, and bombs

      Flare

      Titan of Explosions

      Gruntie, MV3

      MV2 + ALL THE GUNS

      Ultravion

      Titan of Crystals

      Gruntie, MV4

      MV2 + ALL THE ARMOR

      Hyperion

      Titan of Plasma

      Gruntie, MV5

      MV2 + cloaking device

      Beast

      Titan of Animals

      Gruntie, Godslayer

      MVU + Powers of ALL THE IGRAE and EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING ELSE

      Krios

      Titan of Void

      PickleHunter

      Mage-dog

      Circuit

      Titaness of Computers

      John

      Sniper

      Skye

      Titan of Sky

      Crippled John

      Gruntie’s super-crutch

      Vivar

      Titan of Creation

      John Chemist

      ALL the potions

      Destri

      Titan of Destiny

      John PF

      Summons hordes of Power Foods

      Slathe

      Titan of Light and Dark

      Garagu

      Igra King, Igra of Eagles

      Ultravitron

      Robo-Titan of ALL THE THINGS

      Illivar

      Igra of Evil

      Karos

      Minor Titan of Creatures

      Knalf

      Igra of Hawks

      Keys

      Minor Titan of Pianos

      Fardalsu

      Igra of Crows

      Sleek

      Minor Titan of Pillows

      Flora

      Orb of Plant

      Washer

      Minor Titan of Laundry Machines

      Magmaelian

      Orb of Lava

      Um...

      Minor Titan of Forgetfulness

      Blizzard

      Orb of Ice

      Caspian

      Wind and lightning powers and teleportation

      Ferrus

      Orb of Metal

      Plasmid

      Titan of Life

      Breeze

      Orb of Wind

      Blaze

      Titan of Golden Flames

      Chimera

      Orb of Animals

      Atomic

      Titan of Nuclear

      King Lupus

      Orb of Wolves, Cerberus

      Pit

      Titan of Black Holes

      King Anguis

      Orb of Snakes, Hydra

      Expel

      Titan of White Holes

      King Bovus

      Orb of Bulls, Colchis Bull

      Sanctum

      Origin of Realities

      King Leon

      Orb of Lions, Nemean Lion

      Kavaxes

      Titan of Reapers

      King Aquilus

      Orb of Eagles, Caucasian Eagle

      Luminor

      Titan of Light

      King Aperus

      Orb of Boars, Erymanthian Boar

      Sol

      Titan of Suns

      Lumen

      Orb of Light

      Prism

      Titaness of Rainbows

      Nox

      Orb of Dark

      Astron

      Jewel of Space

      Plasm

      Orb of Plasma

      Crypto

      Jewel of Power

      Void

      Orb of Void

      Chrono

      Jewel of Time

      Flavem

      Orb of Phoenix

      Animus

      Jewel of Soul

      Messorus

      Orb of Reaper

      Ivonius

      Jewel of Reality

      Tenevem

      Orb of Dusk Phoenix

      Malvus

      Jewel of Matter

      Morlux

      Orb of Dawn Reaper

      Zyrian

      Jewel of Antimatter

      Inanitus

      Orb of Deep Void

      Neuro

      Jewel of Mind

      Voragrus

      Orb of Abyss

      Venir

      Titan of The Dark Phoenix

      Honorus

      Orb of Honor

      Allust

      Titan of the Reaper of Light

      Warvus

      Orb of Warriors

      Chasm

      Titan of Abyss

      Magus

      Orb of Mages

      Azure

      Titan of the Heavens

      Ninjor

      Orb of Rogues

      Twilight

      Titan of Dusk

      Chivus

      Orb of Medieval Knights

      Daybreak

      Titan of Dawn

      Michael, Assassin

      Assassin, Throwing Knives

      Darkmaster

      Assassin, Shurikens

      Shadowblade

      Assassin, Dual Daggers

      Nightshot

      Assassin, Archer

      Eveninja

      Assassin, Nunchucks

      Duskaxe

      Assassin, Battleaxe

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      Don 

      8 months ago from Tennessee

      How about "Envy" or "Corrupter"? Whatever name you choose for your villain, why not focus on what she does instead of her power? After all, corrupting and manipulating people can be done quite easily even without powers.

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      GalaxyQueen 

      8 months ago

      You can also use words in Latin or another language. Or uncommon synonyms for words that have something to do with their powers.

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      Rana 

      8 months ago

      I need a name for a girl villian who symbolizes a snake main color is green se can also corrupt people and change her eye color

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      Future Phantom 

      8 months ago

      I thought a good name would be "Ultravion"

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      Dark chaos 

      9 months ago

      Great to be Evil

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      Aaliyah 

      9 months ago

      well...i am likely always on roblox playing RP games so maybe i can help u find names!

      1 dark moon

      2 ninja of darkness

      3 the black assassin

      4 the killer in red

      5 shadow hunter

      6 lady death (or) Mr death

      7 the black wolf

      8 the smiler

      9 rust

      10 the laughing clown

      top 10 names that i like~

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      Hello I'm Mikasa and Eren is bae 

      9 months ago

      Hmmm... got some ideas for heroes and their evil counterparts!

      (left is hero and right is counterpart )

      Inferno- Pyrokiller

      Aquagirl- Tsunami

      Flora- Thorn

      Ultrapigment- Monobow

      Glacier and Flake - Iceberg and Blizzard

      (Ps 1, Glacier and Flake are twins ) (Ps 2, Flora controls plants.)

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      Don 

      9 months ago from Tennessee

      The ability to absorb powers gives you a good base to come up with some good names. One thing I like to do is look up words associated with whatever power someone has. Example, take the word "remove"; two names for a bad guy that comes to mind immediately are "strip" and "leach". Leach could be used for someone who slowly absorbs powers, while strip could be used for someone who rips powers out of others violently.

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      That's me 

      9 months ago

      This villain has the power to cancel other villains or superhero's powers with their presence. I need a name for this villain. Any ideas?

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      Don 

      9 months ago from Tennessee

      How about the name Twitch or Spasm?

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      I am happy 

      9 months ago

      I need a female name that can work as a name for someone who is smart and fast but also bad in her many ways.

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      Someone 

      9 months ago

      Maybe, a cute (anime) villain that can swallow you whole may be called Void. She has cute clothing, and looks like a little girl but she can swallow you in one gulp.

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      Don 

      9 months ago from Tennessee

      Clever, but i totally agree. Inspiration for good villain names can come from just about anywhere as long as you're open to finding them. You don't even necessarily have to look, but you do need a way of remembering them when they do come. I suggest a pen and paper.

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      Someone 

      9 months ago

      You can get ideas from YouTubers, too!

      LunarEclipse- Eclipse

      jacksepticeye- Septic

      GoldenGlare- Gold Digger ( ok sorry )

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      Amit 

      9 months ago

      Whitewalker

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      Don 

      10 months ago from Tennessee

      Zamurai is a cool villain name! Nice!

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      EGAG 

      10 months ago

      i got some names too

      Whisper

      Outlaw

      Ares

      The salamander

      Bull

      Zap

      killer

      Black wasp

      the Boogeyman

      Plague

      Sleeper

      Dark void

      Coyote

      Hellhound

      Hyena

      Drone

      Hybrid

      The Grasshoper

      Darkblade

      Zamurai

      the Deadly slasher

      Hunting beast

      they are a supervillain terrorist group named "THE SHADOW ELITE",

      or the elite of shadows

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      Don 

      10 months ago from Tennessee

      It all depends on what you want if for. Names of villains that are owned and trademarked by big companies (Spider-man, Thor, Drax, etc.) should be avoided if you are planning on using them in a comic book or movie, especially if they look the same. If it's for role playing, it's probably not a big deal. The best piece of advice I can give anyone when coming up with a villain name is to start a list of traits that your villain has or will have. That way when you look at suggestion lists, you'll know if that name suggestion fits with your character.

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      Ashley 

      10 months ago

      I'm trying to come up with a villain name and honestly, I can't think of anything. I was going to try something simple like Drax, but I have no idea how to feel about it. Could you maybe help me?

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