100 Character Names In The Model Of Blackagar Boltagon.
Marvel recently announced that actor Anson Mount has been cast in the largely mute role of Black Bolt in the Inhumans TV show, debuting later this year on ABC. As king of the secretive superhuman race, and as the wielder of a voice that can level cities, Black Bolt is one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe, able to hold his own against tough guys like Hulk, Thor, and even Thanos. He also boasts the slickest superhero costume Jack Kirby ever designed.
But none of that is the best thing about Black Bolt. The best thing about Black Bolt is that his real name is Blackagar Boltagon.
That kooky name, presumably retrofitted onto the character as if to justify his non-sequitur codename, is one of the most ridiculous ideas ever dreamed up in superhero comics. In fact it’s the sort of detail that can divide comics fans between those who think the name is so stupid that it destroys all suspension of disbelief, and those who think it’s blissfully, transcendently, wonderfully stupid. After all, superheroes aren’t meant to be conventional.
It seems unlikely that ABC will ever be bold enough to use the name Blackagar Boltagon in live action, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed that they do! In fact, we’re such fans of the name that we thought we’d apply its basic principles to some other great comics characters to see how it sits on them.
Yes, we did this 100 times. And we still don’t think it gets old.
Howardagar the Duckagon
Jagar Jonahgon Jameson
Kryptogar the Superdogagon
Xemnugar the Titanagon
Maximusagar the Madagon
Draxagar the Destoyeragon
Sabrinagar the Teenage Witchagon
Pipagar the Trollagon
Namoragar the Submarineragon
Matteragar Eateragon Lad
Klarionagar the Witchboyagon
Angaragar the Screameragon
Finagar Fangagon Foom
Googamagar Son of Goomagon
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