Because names can suck too

"Bad" comes in many guises, my friends, and while I have done my part to expose badness as it relates to super hero costumes, and super hero comics artists, and comic book sound effects, I feel another vital area of the genre has gone uncritiqued for far too long-- names.

Thanks to reader PCFDGrey, I remedy that oversight now by presenting you with this young lady:


Her name? The -- and I kid you not -- "Crimson Curse". A woman, named "Crimson Curse". Someone who is female, a gender known to have a certain problem that is frequently called a curse, and which frequently causes them to frequently curse, and I am not going to get into color because even Superman is smart enough to ask no questions when Lois is bloaty.

Thus: Worst. Name. Ever.

I can tell you that I, for one, would not want to face this lady even if I were the Avengers. And if they know what's good for them, neither would the Avengers! Just run, far and fast.

The only thing that could make her even more offensive is if she only has her powers one week out of every month. That would be truly epic.

12 Responses to Because names can suck too

  1. Gene says:


    The Red Ranger and Miss Scarlett are not amused >:|

    My creations from contests past, but for some reason they came to mind……

  2. Jose Inoa says:

    “An elemental witch, Crimson Curse is linked to the “Natural Order” and uses her magical powers to manipulate the elements of nature. Her spells can create massive winds to blow enemies away (or carry her upwards so she can fly), create waterspouts and miniature tidal waves, summon roots and vines to entangle her foes, control fire and flames, and even counteract non-natural energies.”

  3. Jigglypuff says:

    No,No,No more superwomen with names that references the ladies’ monthly gift!! I’ve had enough of these “periods” to know when the next crimson curse is coming my way!

  4. Kalkin says:

    It never seizes to amaze me, how those comic book writers keep on inventing dozens of new code names for heroes and villains. There must be thousands of names and yet they keep on inventing new ones that haven’t been taken yet. I think that inventing a new code name is a lot harder than inventing a new suit for a super, as there are infinite amount of combinations for a suit, but names are based on language that has a very limited vocabulary usable as code names – even taking to account two part code names with defining part (man, woman, captain, red, blue, super, incredible, etc.).

  5. Carrigan says:

    This is a bit unsettling. I imagine, to at least one male mind, this character and name stapled together seemed about as bright as the Ipad’s title. So, was it meant to be humorous? Entertaining? Maybe an inside joke on the nature related powers? This woman is certainly not ready, should Mother Nature drop the bomb on her in the battlefield. But at least she isn’t wearing white pants.

  6. Joshua says:

    I would have called her Period Puss and been done with it. 🙂

  7. William A. Peterson says:

    And, here I was, just about to suggest “The PMS Powerhouse”!
    I like yours better, though, Joshua…

  8. Danny Beaty says:

    How about calling her “Bloody Mary”?

  9. PCFDPGrey says:

    Danny, wasn’t “Bloody Mary” Typhoid Mary’s sister?

  10. redvector says:

    Cause Scarlett Witch was already taken? Clearly the character is a pale, thinly disgused knock off. Even the costumes are similar.

    And what’s up with her skin tone is she a fricken vampire or an albino?

  11. gero says:

    You know Jeff, you had one on here a while back for the costume that could work just as well for the name. It was a Marvel villain by the strangely stupid name of “Hit Maker”…

  12. Worf says:

    @Redvector: HOLY SH! I never made the connection with the Scarlet Witch until now! Now I know why she was always so undecided…