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Superhero Nicknames?

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  1. Anthonynotes

    Anthonynotes Active Member

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    What the subject line says...what nicknames have various superheroes been given over the years?

    Guess I can start with a few:

    Superman:
    - The Man of Steel
    - The Man of Tomorrow
    - The Last Son of Krypton
    - The Action Ace (mostly a 70's nickname)
    - Big Blue
    - Supes

    Batman:
    - The Dark Knight
    - The Dark Knight Detective (seen in a few stories)
    - The Caped Crusader
    - The Dynamic Duo (when with Robin)
    - The Gotham Goliath (saw it in a few 50's stories)
    - The Detective (guess Ra's nickname)
    - Bats
    - The Masked Manhunter (mostly in 60's and 70's stories it seems; I liked this one...)

    The Joker:
    - The Clown Prince of Crime
    - The Harlequin of Hate

    Flash:
    - The Sultan of Speed (mostly Barry)
    - The Scarlet Speedster

    Wonder Woman:
    - The Amazing Amazon

    Metallo
    - "The Man With the Kryptonite Heart" (in Silver Age stories)

    J'onn J'onzz:
    - The Martian Manhunter
    - Manhunter From Mars (in Silver Age stories)

    Superboy:
    - The Boy of Steel
    - The Boy of Tomorrow (in 40's and 50's Superboy stories)

    Spider-Man:
    - Spidey
    - Webhead
     
  2. Eddie G.

    Eddie G. Former Wolf/Writer.

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    I believe that Superman has been called a Boyscout and variations of Boyscout, I think 'World's Biggest Boyscout' has been used a few times.

    With Batman you missed the best nickname, World's Greatest Detective and the very common "The Bat".
     
  3. ManicWebb

    ManicWebb You were cold as ice...

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    Spider-Man is also called the Wallcrawler.

    You missed one for Flash. The Fastest Man Alive.
     
  4. Mad Monkey 7

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    Well, Captian Marvel (Shazam) goes by the Big Red Cheese. Captain American, sometimes is called Cap or America. Oh how could I forget, Aquaman is called The King Of The Seven Seas.
     
  5. randomguy

    randomguy Came, liked Ike, and left.

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    Captain America's most popular nickname is, of course, Cap, but I've also heard the "Star-Spangled Avenger" used a few times. The Thing has been known to call Reed Richards "stretcho". Wolverine is occasionally referred to as the "Canucklehead".

    I'm pretty sure the Hulk is sometimes called the Green Goliath. Green Arrow, of course, is often called the Emerald Archer. Hawkeye is sometimes "Marksman Extraordinaire". She-Hulk is "Shulkie". Iron Man is "Shellhead".

    Dr. Strange is the "Sorceror Supreme", while Captain Marvel is "The Big Red Cheese". And, notably, there's my favorite: "The Man Without Fear", which is of course Daredevil.
     
  6. Fett One

    Fett One Jedi Hunter

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    Captain America:
    *Star-Spangled Avenger
    *Cap
    *Winghead (i've seen this a lot during the 80's)

    Spider-Man:
    *Spidey
    *Wallcrawler
    *Webhead
    *Webslinger

    Hulk:
    *Engine of Mass Destruction
    *Unstoppable Force of Nature
    *Green Goliath
     
  7. Spidey2099

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    Also,

    Bug
    Arachnid

    (But it's usually bug more often than not. :sweat: )
     
  8. Anthonynotes

    Anthonynotes Active Member

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    Well, wasn't trying to be *completely* exhaustive (to allow for conversation and all), but guess I'll throw in some more then :)

    Flash:
    Yeah, "Fastest Man Alive" is one.

    Green Lantern:
    I've seen "Emerald Crusader" and "GL"

    Green Arrow:
    Ollie (what his friends call him, vs. the formal "Oliver Queen")

    Daredevil:
    I've seen him called "Ol' Hornhead" (or just plain "Hornhead")

    Aquaman:
    The Sea King

    Justice League:
    "The World's Greatest Superheroes" (though guess the Avengers must've been called that at some point, too...but since they're on seperate Earths, they *both* can have that nickname :) )

    Hourman:
    The "Man of the Hour" (pun-ny, but guess accurate :) )
    Rex "Tick-Tock" Tyler

    Chronos:
    The "Tick-Tock" Terror (seen this used once in that "Silver Age" crossover storyline in DC's books a few years ago)

    Mr. Mxyzptlk:
    The "Fifth Dimension's #1 Imp" (was called this a few times in the 70's/80's, though usually just by Mxy *himself*...)
    "Mxy"

    Batgirl:
    Think she had a nickname by herself; teamed up with Robin in various 70's stories, they were the "Dynamite Duo"
     
  9. Chris Kodiak

    Chris Kodiak I sing the body electric

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    Green Arrow: I read something that referred to him as the Emerald Archer.

    I remember. I was looking up info on Speedy (Mia Dearden) at titanstower.net, and there was a ref to Ollie under that nickname.
     
  10. Ed Liu

    Ed Liu That's 'Cause I ATE IT!!!
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    Howdy,

    I think Wonder Woman has been nicknamed the Princess of Power.

    Supergirl was called the Girl of Steel or the Maid of Might a lot of times.

    Nightcrawler of the X-Men is sometimes called "elf," or "fuzzy elf." Storm's been called the Weather Witch by the bad guys on occasion, too. Gambit's been called the Cajun.

    The Tick is sometimes called "Mighty Blue Justice" :).

    Thor has a small ton of nicknames or alternate titles, most of which derive from the Norse myths. God of Thunder/Thunder God, the Thunderer, and Son of Odin come to mind.

    -- Ed/Ace
     
  11. ManicWebb

    ManicWebb You were cold as ice...

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    I thought that was She-Ra.
     
  12. Christopher Glennon

    Christopher Glennon Punch Drunk Flounder
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    The JLA is usually "The World's Greatest Superheroes" while the Avengers are "Earth's Mightiest Heroes".

    Not to mention "Lord of the Living Lightning". And to throw in Hercules, "The Son of Zeus", "The Lion of Olympus".

    Just a few off the top of my head...

    Magneto - The Master of Magnetism

    Sub-Mariner - The Avenging Son

    Superboy - The Kid (does he still even go by that?)

    She-Hulk - The Jade Giantess

    Black Canary - The Blonde Bombshell
     
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    Gambit - The Ragin' Cajun

    Wolverine - Wolvie
     
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    Captain Cold is called "The Man Who Mastered Absolute Zero"
    In Age of Ultron, Ultron called Captain America "God's righteous man" I'm not sure if that's an actual nickname.
    Firestorm is the "Nuclear Man"
    Speedy is the Red Arrow but I think he just changed his name altogether.
    Robin is of course the "Boy Wonder"
    On the Batman show, Cat Woman called Batman the "Blue Dragon".
    Martian Manhunter is the "Last Son Of Mars"
     
  15. hobbyfan

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    "Boy Scout". 2 words. Like the Boy Scouts of America.
     
  16. Zorak Masaki

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    The Thing sometimes refers to Mr. Fantastic as "Stretch".
     
  17. John Pannozzi

    John Pannozzi Still Gritty after all these years

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    Batman is sometimes called "Bats" or "Batsy", and Wonder Woman has been called "Wondy".

    Michelangelo from TMNT is called "Rooish" by Casey Jones's stepdaughter Shadow in the Mirage comics.

    While he doesn't originate from comics, the Toxic Avenger is called "Toxie" in homage to this trend.
     

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