City of Heroes (and City of Villains) have recently made available a feature to rename any character of yours (provided the name is available on the server, of course). While the price for it is a little exhorbitant, I have several characters (out of 27) who’s names I’ve never been entirely happy with, and a disposable income so… I’d like some help coming up with new names for the following characters. Multiple suggestions are preferable in case one is already taken. I won’t actually rename all of them (the price!), but whichever ones I get the best ideas for.
Of course, if anyone else wants to ask for suggestions for their characters, feel free. I’d enjoy trying to come up with some for yours.
[li]A norwegian ice-themed mutant blaster (ranged-fighter) who needs cybernetic implants to keep his internal organs warm enough to function. Current name is Ismann (norwegian for iceman), and I’m considering Niflheim (mythological arctic realm that figures into the norse creation myth).[/li][li]A Japanese woman who uses magic to enable her to fly, empower her armor to bullet-proof levels, and other more subtle means, but primarily uses her Katana and devices to fight crime. She s intended to have a green costume theme. Currently she’s Midori Tendo (lit. “green laws-of-heaven”), and I could never come up with something better.[/li][li]Another Japanese character, this energetic college-age girl is a super-human martial artist, and is very, very short. Currently Akane Tanaga, considering Odoriko (“dancer”), I wanted Ryuko (“little dragon”) but it’s taken. :mad: [/li][li]An ancient industrial robot (super strength/invulnerable tanker) from an extinct alien civilization who ends up on earth, and decides to do what he can to help mankind develop and survive long enough for us to use what he sees as a “talent for war” against oppressive aliens like the ones that destroyed his creators. Despite this cynical, bitter motivation, he generally has a calm, upbeat demeanor. Currently the ultra-lame Blue No. 3, I’d take anything that sounds like a designation, and has an easy nickname. For some reason I’m very attached to working a reference to Blue in for this guy.[/li][li]A college-nerd who was exposed to a misfiring of vast amounts of magic, and has subsequently gained the ability to instinctively use magic in contrasting ways (radiation blasts and healing spells, are the main powers). Another side effect of the experience is that he became intersexed (now possessing an androgynous (but mostly female) body with both genders’ genitalia). I wanted Switch when I made the character, but it was taken, and the current name I’m using is lame (Henry Switch). I thought of taking Changeling, but that’s already being used by someone. I’m thinking of Schalter (german for switch, I like the sound of it).[/li][/ul]
[li]A stealthy ranged-fighting combat robot from the same civilization as Blue. He’ll work for anyone who can provide the maintenance and support he needs. He and others like him ended up working for aliens who attacked Earth, and Blue informed the super heroes of a way to over-ride them. The only one from his unit to survive, this guy was broken from containment by Arachnos (CoV’s version of GI Joe’s Cobra, or Marvel Comics’ Hydra) and is now working for them, while seeking revenge against Blue. He’s cold-hearted, amoral, and disdainful of almost everything. Currently Shade no. 7, all I’d like is for his name to work as a kind of counterpart to Blue’s.[/li][li]A Russian soldier who was exposed to radiation, and became a walking nuclear disaster. Imprisoned for a long time, he broke loose and now works for various villain groups in exchange for their developing mechanical equipment he can wear to absorb the radiation he puts out and lets him control it so he isn’t a toxic hazard to anyone near him. Currently Atomikh (Atomic and Atomik are taken), I need a good radiation themed name, preferably something russian, or russian-sounding[/li][li]A haughty female magician who controls plants and can cause rapid and monstrous growth in them. A cruel, domineering luddite, in some respects. Formerly a member of the mystical Circle of Thorns (a CoH/V villain group), she won’t trust anyone ever since she was sent on a ‘suicide’ mission (by an envious superior) that ended up with her in jail. Lady Thorn is taken, as are anything else I can come up with. Hit me with your best shot[/li][li]An extremely mild-mannered geneticist with an almost pathological lack of personality or self-identity experiences a freak accident that turns him into a lizard-man. I know, it’s not very original. His lack of self makes it easy for him to be overwhelmed by his newfound instincts, and difficult for therapists to try and treat him. During the Rikti War (large-scale alien attack that’s a key part of CoH’s backstory) he escapes into the streets and becomes a dangerous predator. He was briefly imprisoned again afterwards, and some of his sentience and self-awareness began to reassert itself. He know prowls the Rogue Isles, serving Arachnos in exchange for their allowing him to hunt. Stalker, Street Stalker, and any lizard-related names I can think of are taken. I called him Iksar (Everquest’s lizard race) because I liked the sound of the name, but I’d like something else.[/li][/ul]
So, tell me what you got. And if you’re a fellow CoX player, feel free to describe some of your characters and I’ll try to take a stab at it.