Welcome to our continuing weekly feature where we ask a question of a Superhero, Dave Johnson, aka Powerhouse and the Emerald Avenger.
Interviewer: Our next question comes Kit Tyler in Tyler, Texas. Kit wants to know if he became a superhero, how would he pick out his name?
Dave: This is a great question for a potential superhero to think of and I racked my brain until one of my kids gave me a name. As you may not have a kid to name you, I actually have come up with some great supehero names that I’ll let anyone takes who wants to use them:
- The Human Itch
- Expendable Man
- The Fool
- The Rope Burn Kid
- Amoeba Dude
- The Amazing Ordinary Man
- Flea Bag
- Flag Football Commando
- Used Car Man
Int: And if people don’t want the villains to laugh.
Dave: Well, there’s a reason these names haven’t been taken yet. Otherwise, you just need to make sure the name’s not taken. Perhaps, the best thing to do is to use a Thesaurus
. For example if you want to strike fear in the hearts of criminals use a synonym for fear and put a “the”before it. Anyone will do.
Int: Like The Terror?
Dave: No, The Terror’s been taken. However, you could be, The Consternation.
Int: So, ‘Stand back villains, I’m the Costernation.’
Dave: You got it.
Int: That doesn’t sound quite right.
Dave: Well, you take it out for a test drive, use it on a mission and see how it works.