TTT: Villain Names

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So I have a rather unhealthy addiction to Bioware games–well, mostly Dragon Age and Mass Effect, and lately I’ve been playing the heck out of my Dragon Age trilogy. I love naming my characters, though they tend to be after random fictional characters or names of my own making. My pets, on the other hand, get named after villains.

Let me introduce to you the Dragon Age mabari. Isn’t he a cutie?


The first two games actually allows me to name the mabari hound, and naturally, this is when I decide that not only will my hound be named after works of fiction, but he’d be named after villains. Which is pretty much my week’s TTT.

Ten Fictional Villain Names I’ve Used To Christen My Video Game Dog

1. Voldemort (Harry Potter)

Because why wouldn’t my killer warrior dog be called Voldemort?!

2. Kal Zakath (The Belgariad)

Technically, he becomes a reformed bad guy in The Mallorean, but for all intent and purposes, he’s still quite the villain in The Belgariad.

3. Darth Vader (Star Wars)

I currently run around Ferelden with Darth Vader at my side. The Force is strong in my mabari, after all.

4. Ruin (Mistborn)

Well, I don’t think there’s a personified depiction of Ruin, who’s practically a GOD in The Hero of Ages, but I suppose showing the bleak setting of Scadrial is the closest I could get.

5. Kai Leng (Mass Effect)

I frigging hated this guy. SO MUCH. But there’s no denying he’s badass. He’s just… URGHRLAWAWLS. Yes, Kai Leng. I’ve made you my bitch.

6. Leck (Graceling)

Perhaps one of the creepiest villains ever. And he barely shows up physically in Kristin Cashore’s books, yet he’s pretty much a big effing deal.

7. Sauron (Lord of the Rings)


8. Galbatorix (Eragon)

I’ve always found the name Galbatorix to be a cool one. I never finished the Eragon series (and I’m not particularly compelled to read past Eragon), but the name stuck out to me in any case.

9. Corypheus (Dragon Age: Inquisition)

It seems to be cheating, naming one of my mabari Corypheus. But it just amused me. My mabari is nothing if not a walking foreshadower.

10. Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

Because everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. And Ozai was kind of beast up until the Avatar reappeared and became the master of all four elements.

Future villain names include: Holland (A Darker Shade of Magic), Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII), Kefka (Final Fantasy VI), and Lex Luthor (Just about every DC-type series that involves Superman or the Justice League).

Do you know of any other villain names that you’d name a pet–fictional or otherwise–after?

12 thoughts on “TTT: Villain Names

  1. I love your spin on this topic! BioWare games are a weakness of mine too – I love that you named your mabari Corypheus! Mine usually get named either Rufus or Bran (from GoT), mostly Bran though I don’t know why that started lol. 😉

    Ah Kai Leng, I had really high hopes for this character but he ended up being a bit disappointed by his very limited role (he so needed a bigger part!). Smoking hot though. 😉

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    1. Haha, oh Bran. It’s a good mabari name (or, well, a good name in general), though!

      Yes, Kai Leng. I would have loved and respected him as a badass crazy assassin villain, but then he pretty much killed MY former badass assassin drell, and I’m still feeling pathetically heartbroken over that XD


    1. Hahaha. I had initially gone for Emperor Palpatine because why not go for the hardcore Dark Side of the Force, but the name wouldn’t fit. Still, Darth Vader is an awesome name as is…XD

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  2. I’m a huge BioWare fan, as well! This is such a neat idea; the most creative I ever got was to cheekily name the dog “Barkspawn,” and then I found out Alistair did that in one of the DLC… sigh…
    Although now I have an urge to name the dog Volde-mutt or Kai-Nyne or something…

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