Worst named video game characters

 So I never played a Guilty Gear game, but when I saw that the main dude's name was "Sol Badguy" I lost it. This got me thinking what are some of the worst named video game characters I could think of. Feel free to add your own in the comments.
 


Hard Man

For a dude that's supposed to be a badass robot master, there's nothing intimidading about "Hard Man." At least we know he doesn't need Cialis. He's only slightly more intimidating than Limp Man.
 
 
 
 
 

Waluigi

Okay, we need a mean version of Mario. How about Wario ? Because the W is M upside down!
-8 years later-
Hey you know how awesome Wario is? We need a Wario for Luigi. What's that? An upside down L is a 7, and the name 7uigi is stupid? I don't know, call him Waluigi.
 
 
 

Poo

Poo is a martial arts warrior from a far away land in Earthbound . It's also a synonym for feces . I don't even understand what the Earthbound guys were trying to do with this one. You guys have a great game, but seriously.
 
 
 

Seaman

Half fish, half man, all confusing. He's not a man that lives in the sea, like the name would suggest. He's just as fish with a man face. We don't call mermaids "Surface Fish Ladies." Not even the prestigious voice of Lenard Nemoy could save this character.
 
 
 

Big the Cat

Get it? He's a cat that's big.
 
 
 

Pretty much everyone in the Ace Attorney games.

Here's a short list of some of the worst-named pun characters I've ever seen, and they all come from the same game. 
Penny Nichols, Apollo Justice, Dick Gumshoe, Sal Manella, Shelly de Killer, Lotta Hart, Jack Hammer, Redd White, Tyrell Badd.
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Posted by GlenTennis

 So I never played a Guilty Gear game, but when I saw that the main dude's name was "Sol Badguy" I lost it. This got me thinking what are some of the worst named video game characters I could think of. Feel free to add your own in the comments.
 


Hard Man

For a dude that's supposed to be a badass robot master, there's nothing intimidading about "Hard Man." At least we know he doesn't need Cialis. He's only slightly more intimidating than Limp Man.
 
 
 
 
 

Waluigi

Okay, we need a mean version of Mario. How about Wario ? Because the W is M upside down!
-8 years later-
Hey you know how awesome Wario is? We need a Wario for Luigi. What's that? An upside down L is a 7, and the name 7uigi is stupid? I don't know, call him Waluigi.
 
 
 

Poo

Poo is a martial arts warrior from a far away land in Earthbound . It's also a synonym for feces . I don't even understand what the Earthbound guys were trying to do with this one. You guys have a great game, but seriously.
 
 
 

Seaman

Half fish, half man, all confusing. He's not a man that lives in the sea, like the name would suggest. He's just as fish with a man face. We don't call mermaids "Surface Fish Ladies." Not even the prestigious voice of Lenard Nemoy could save this character.
 
 
 

Big the Cat

Get it? He's a cat that's big.
 
 
 

Pretty much everyone in the Ace Attorney games.

Here's a short list of some of the worst-named pun characters I've ever seen, and they all come from the same game. 
Penny Nichols, Apollo Justice, Dick Gumshoe, Sal Manella, Shelly de Killer, Lotta Hart, Jack Hammer, Redd White, Tyrell Badd.
Posted by McGhee

When you say "worst" when talking about Sol Badguy what you really mean is "totally awesome", right?

Posted by Make_Me_Mad

Sol Badguy is a walking Freddie Mercury reference, which makes him awesome.  Too tired to think of any really terrible names right now.

Edited by GlenTennis
@McGhee_the_Insomniac said:
" When you say "worst" when talking about Sol Badguy what you really mean is "totally awesome", right? "
No. It's just bad bad. Lame but awesome is more along the lines of "Radd Spencer."
 

@Make_Me_Mad said:

" Sol Badguy is a walking Freddie Mercury reference, which makes him awesome.  "

I believe it was Albert Einstein who said
"Just because you reference someone who is awesome, doesn't make that thing totally awesome, bro."
Posted by Undeadpool
@GlenTennis said:
" @Make_Me_Mad said:
" Sol Badguy is a walking Freddie Mercury reference, which makes him awesome.  "
I believe it was Albert Einstein who said "Just because you reference someone who is awesome, doesn't make that thing totally awesome, bro." "
He truly was one of history's greatest thinkers.
Edited by JackSukeru

Waluigi = Waruigi 
Warui = bad 
 
So it "sorta" makes sense. 
 
Also, I've never realized that Lotta Hart was a pun until just now.

Posted by Make_Me_Mad
@GlenTennis said:
" @Make_Me_Mad said:
" Sol Badguy is a walking Freddie Mercury reference, which makes him awesome.  "
I believe it was Albert Einstein who said "Just because you reference someone who is awesome, doesn't make that thing totally awesome, bro." "
Well, yeah, his awesome has more to do with the prodigious use of fire and his hands to wreck 90% of the people he fights.  The constant Queen allusions don't hurt his cause any.
Posted by buft
@GlenTennis:  you totally forgot Cream the Rabbit, dirty dirty innuendo! 
Posted by frankfartmouth

Giga Gaia from Chrono Trigger always stuck with me

Posted by blueaniman93

i was reading through your post and agreeing with everything... until the last one 
Phoenix Wright has the greatest names ever
Posted by GlenTennis
@buft said:
" @GlenTennis:  you totally forgot Cream the Rabbit, dirty dirty innuendo!  "
I wanted to forget.
I wished I could forget.
Edited by RecSpec

The Phoenix Wright names are awesome! Screw you! (Actually some of  the ones you mentioned are pretty bad)
 
My contribution. Error.

Posted by MatPaget
Posted by rasko9

snow from ff13 like really snow?
Posted by Wrighteous86
@RockmanBionics said:
" Waluigi = Waruigi Warui = bad  So it "sorta" makes sense.  Also, I've never realized that Lotta Hart was a pun until just now. "
Yeah it sorta makes sense... in Japan... but not really, and doesn't explain the upside down L. 
 
He totally should've been Tuigi, or Twoigi, or Tooigi, or 2igi.  I'm calling him 2igi from now on. 
 
Also, Dick Gumshoe is awesome.  Fuck you, OP.
Posted by kingzetta

yeah I'd say hard man is pretty bad

Posted by GlenTennis
@Wrighteous86 said:
" Also, Dick Gumshoe is awesome.  Fuck you, OP. "
I don't want to get fucked by a Dick defender.
Wait that came out wrong.
Wait, that came out wrong.
Edited by paulunga
Posted by TwoLines

You don't like Dick Gumshoe?! Man, ice cold.

Posted by ImmortalSaiyan

Sol Badguy is fantasic.
Posted by masterherocard

There is a fine line between terrible names and good names, and it can be hard to tell them apart.
A terrible name is one that makes you cringe whenever you hear it. An good name is one that can give you a feel for the character, while still sounding feasible/interesting.

Posted by paulunga
@rasko9 said:
" snow from ff13 like really snow? "
Because Hope, Vanille and Lightning (but you can call her Light) is so much better.
Posted by Animasta

The japanese name of Leanne from Resonance of Fate is the worst; Reanbell.

Posted by FateOfNever

You just helped me realize how much I love the character naming in the Ace Attorney games.

Posted by GlenTennis
@TwoLines: @FateOfNever: 

Posted by Catarrhal

I love the name Sol Badguy. Still, as fighting games go, the most ridiculous name I can think of is Khushnood Butt from Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves.

Edited by carlthenimrod

Eggman. Dr. Robotnik is way better.
 
Also:
 

Wild Woody Front

He's the craaaaaaziest #2 pencil you've ever seen!!
Posted by SuperfluousMoniker

What kind of name is Soap anyway?

Posted by ComradeKritstov

But I love the terrible pun names in the Ace Attorney games.

Posted by bybeach

Final fantasy names are horrible. 
 
And I agree about Soap, also. 
 
Nothing however can ever be bad about the Phoenix Wright games. Especially the game with that sexy lady with the metal bra. That  one game...I actually want to play it sometime.
Posted by nintendoeats

50 cent

Posted by Brendan

Every name from Final Fantasy 13 is just bad.  Ace Attorney is like a kids cartoon, so the names work perfectly with the tone.  

Posted by TomA

Starkiller

Posted by Animasta
@Brendan said:
" Every name from Final Fantasy 13 is just bad.  Ace Attorney is like a kids cartoon, so the names work perfectly with the tone.   "
sazh's name is cool D:
Posted by dungbootle

When they introduced Lotta Hart, I was just like, "Really?" Everything else is pretty excusable.

Posted by Aus_azn

Some of the initial-surname combos spat out by the GT5 B-Spec name generator are pretty hilarious. I got U.Frankfurter and thought it sounded like a bad insult.
 
In predetermined names, I think of the following:

  • Misty
  • Lost Odyssey's Ming and Seth, the former applied to a non-Chinese girl seems a bit rubbish, and the latter applied to a girl seems strange to me. No offence intended to people that actually have these names.
  • Cloud Strife, Squall Leonhart, Rinoa Heartilly, Aerith Gainsborough, the list goes on and on in the FF universe. FF13 has no characters save for maybe Sazh and Jihl that actually have reasonable names. Chrono Trigger also has some "out-there" names.
  • Galen Marek
  • Link
Edited by Underachiever007
@buft said:

" @GlenTennis:  you totally forgot Cream the Rabbit, dirty dirty innuendo!  "

Damn, you beat me to it. 
 
Also, Alucard. It's Dracula spelled backwards. Get it?
Posted by JohnnyAutoFire
Posted by Zealousadonis

Dingo Egret

Posted by monstersnsoup

Awh, I was gonna say Butt.
 
Butz from Final Fantasy 5, comes to mind now as well.

Posted by iDarktread
@GlenTennis said:
" @Wrighteous86 said:
" Also, Dick Gumshoe is awesome.  Fuck you, OP. "
I don't want to get fucked by a Dick defender.
Wait that came out wrong.
Wait, that came out wrong. "
Wonderful.
Posted by FateOfNever
Posted by imsh_pl

The names in Ace Attorney are awesome.

Posted by GlenTennis
Posted by C0V3RT

True story about Seaman. 
 
I asked for that game the year it came out for Christmas. My grandma (RIP) went from store to store asking people for "Seamen". My grandson put seamen on his Christmas list, do you have it?" It was finally when she handed over my actual list to a KB Toys employees were they able to determine what she was looking for.

Posted by Spoonman671

I think that Melbu Frahma, from The Legend of Dragoon, is one of the best character names ever, but I'm pretty sure most people would disagree with me.

Posted by JJGIANT

Maxpayne is pretty fucking terrible!

Posted by JJGIANT

Max payne is pretty fucking terrible!

Posted by Claude

I always thought Waluigi was an unappreciated character in the Nintendo universe. He needs more love, but I guess he's stuck being on the lower end of the character spectrum.

Posted by GravityProof

 J-Bro
Jet Brody from Fracture is pretty retarded.
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