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Top 10 Worst Mutant NamesAs a former X-book reader, I have a warm place in my heart for mutant books. Cyclops is clearly one of greatest (probably best) mutants out there.

That being said, I've always been bothered by some of the really terrible names given to mutants.

I asked the folks at the NE OHIO HeroClix group to help identify the 10 worst mutant names. They didn't disappoint.

Top 10 Worst Mutant Names#10 X-Man
From Christopher Caffarel: "X-Man. Seriously? Very creative."

#9 Skin
Seriously, it's like calling someone "Hair" or "Toe".

#8 Paste Pot Pete
Chosen by Nelson Neo, who mistakenly wrote "Pasta Pot Pete". Ironically, "Pasta Pot Pete" would have been a much better name.

#7 Magneto
Think about it. It should be pronounced Mag-net-O... but it's not. The name is really Sadneto.

Seriously - that's a donut shop.

#5 Marvel Girl
From Jesse Vining: "Marvel Girl is pretty terrible."

Top 10 Worst Mutant Names#4 Energizer
'Nuff said

#3 Strong Guy
Chosen by Jim Bias

Top 10 Worst Mutant Names#2 Toad
Chosen by Sean McIntyre

#1 Unus the Untouchable
Yeah, that's kind of a no brainer. Chosen by Neil Nelan, he's literally 1 letter away from being a bad joke. Whomever chose this name was clearly a school bully, because Anus Unus the Untouchable is just a terrible name.

Can you think of a terrible mutant name that we've missed?

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Your Comments:
You have problem with Magneto, really? One could even attribute it to the word magnet in other languages...Don't see the problem with Toad either. If his name was Genital Wart then I would have a problem.

Posted by: Yamil on 9/30/2014 11:24:58 AM
Husk, Marrow, and Changeling should

Posted by: mercw/amouth on 5/11/2014 9:23:37 PM
But... I lerve Strong Guy! BTW, my parody character name is 'Anas the Unitchable'

Posted by: Kragnorak on 2/7/2014 11:44:06 AM
The worst name of all time has to be Richard Ryder. Think about that.

Posted by: Xaresxedge on 10/17/2013 1:08:47 AM
During astonishing x-men (josh wheddon run) kitty makes a mention of horrible names popping out cus they are running out of names. And when armor first reveals her name. Wolverine was like "thats very direct im planning on changing my name to claws. Armor: " not stench? Wolverine: " shuddup and let me

Posted by: pandab0mb on 9/10/2013 2:00:12 AM
I never really cared for Jubilee, but not because of her name but because of her powers and her character.

I always liked Magneto, but not until now is it that I realize that his name is kind of goofy. I guess because his look and his character is good, it was easy for me to overlook.

I totally agree with Toad. I mean, if I were to hypothetically become a super hero or villain and my powers mimicked a toad, I still wouldn't want to be called Toad! Seriously, I would want a more threatening or bad a** name.

Anyways, I hope you guys do a top 10 worst names for DC characters, cuz when it comes to lack of creativity, they definitely take the cake.

Posted by: Kevin on 8/27/2013 3:10:14 PM
What about Husk, Face, Blindfold, X23, Boom Boom, Marvel Girl, Strong Guy, I could go on. Mutants tend to get the shaft when it comes to names. Being a big x fan is doesn't really bug me I'm just saying.

Posted by: hatpants on 8/10/2013 1:39:29 AM
I think Maggot has got to be one of the worst names for a mutant, yet there is a character by that name. I mean, WHY? And this guy has got to have one of the weirdest, most disturbing powers - a pair of slugs that bore in and out of his stomach to eat and then pass nourishment on to their host (ie. Maggott)!!! I mean, who though that one up? But that would be my vote for one of the worst mutant names.

Posted by: Webhead76 on 8/9/2013 10:39:15 AM
Paste pot pete is human.

Posted by: Duh on 8/8/2013 7:21:48 PM
Jubilee or Jubilation Lee was meant to be what would happen if Kitty Pryde had been Dazzler.
Cable should be on the list if not for what else would you call him?
Skids should be on the list for being the illegitimate daughter of Unus.
Elixir should be on the list like Cypher and any other pain in the buttinski plain mutant who never really stood out in training or the field you hear me Beaks or Prodigy!?

Posted by: David on 8/5/2013 11:54:22 AM
I'd say my list would be: DJ, Redneck, Tattoo, Thunderbird, Lifeguard, Bling, and Longneck. This one's just sound super trashy,

"Darwin" is a bit of a stupid one too, don't get me wrong I respect the hell out of the guy for going around and doing a lot of research and for publishing papers but the roots of his idea are in Aristotle, and truly being a pioneer of a scientific field and being able to evolve aren't that similar.

It's sad how a lot of the more ingenuous names are the ones getting mocked. The comic readers I hang out with are smart guys and gals, they know what a "magneto" is, know what "Unus" means as it is explained in an SG1 episode, and they apreciate classics.

Posted by: Jacko on 8/5/2013 10:11:24 AM
#7 Magneto -not a worst name, it's another object not necessarily about magnets; A magneto is an electrical generator that uses permanent magnets to produce periodic pulses of alternating current.
#4 Energizer -not a mutant(if you mean the Power Pack member).

Posted by: ajsprint on 8/5/2013 7:44:30 AM
Jalex, Jason CR:
It´s not like Jubilation Lee is a real person, obviously her creators came up with her superhero name first (Jubilee) and then create her civil name because it was "fun", and Jubilation is an ridiculous "made" name anyway.

And Collin is right, Paste Pot Pete (Trapster for several years now) is not a mutant, he doesn't even have superpowers, please at least do some research before posting a top ten.

Posted by: Paperpanic on 8/5/2013 4:45:05 AM
how does Cable not make this list?

Posted by: Grim on 8/4/2013 5:58:22 AM
What about Eye Scream the mutant who could turn into ice cream!

Posted by: David on 8/3/2013 10:41:53 PM

Posted by: BethanyC on 8/3/2013 7:09:31 PM
I thought Energizer wasn't a mutant? That aside I pretty much agree with this list, except Magneto. But I love the character so that's probably why. He should be replaced with Multiple Man. Jubilee should be #1.

Posted by: Licensedhero on 8/3/2013 2:27:06 PM
Of course people are gonna disagree. That's cool. I myself, was always fond of Skin's name. It sounds creepy and kinda gross. Same for Toad. But, alas, the writer of this list gave perfectly good reasons (or well, kinda-okay oppinions in certain cases).
Finally, if you have to explain why a superhero name should not be laughed at, it kinda defeat the point of having it, since it should always be either inherently threatening, inflamingly ingenuous or self-explanatory.

Posted by: 0uroboros on 8/2/2013 6:14:16 PM
Woah there, "Unus" is a reference to Classical language. I got that reference in middle school when I first picked up reading comics. It's a Latin cardinal number, probably based on a Greek one. I couldn't list the words derived from the same root if I had a spare hour. Anus is the first thing that comes to your mind? Really? Ever heard of this guy Sigmund Freud?

Posted by: bobby on 8/2/2013 1:32:14 PM
I never liked the name X-Treme.

Posted by: Magnetrex on 8/2/2013 12:35:08 PM
Paste Pot Pete aka the Trapster is not a mutant...

Posted by: Collin on 8/2/2013 12:17:03 PM
Jubilee is an abbreviation of her real name and the meaning of the word at the same time express happyness (base on her fireworks probably) So, her mutant name is a word with a meaning and is an abbreviation, I would say that's creative!!! An now that she is a vampire, the name becomes an irony! That's pretty cool! She should not be on the list! And yeahp... I'm a Jubes fan!!! (I hate there's no Jubilee's Icon here BTW! jajaja)

Posted by: Jason CR on 8/2/2013 11:15:26 AM
I disagree with you. Skin,Magneto,Marvel girl, and Energizer are great names. Toad is perfect for that character. Jubilee is an abbrevation. And X-Men is a perfect name but X-Man is horrible, right? If you have better names for them i would like to read them. I think you should write a Top 10 better mutants names, it would be more interesting.

Posted by: Beta Kirby on 8/2/2013 9:59:38 AM
Agreed, Jubilee isn't that bad of a name not to mention that donut shop is regional and I never heard of it until now. Also Toad, and Marvel Girl aren't that bad of a names. If you've included Toad, and Skin you may as well include Plastic Man or Groot, or deathhead, The Tick..

Posted by: Bliss on 8/2/2013 8:49:13 AM
Jubilee is the abbreviation"for Jubilation Lee that is her real name. So I don't think she should be in this top.

Posted by: Jalex on 8/2/2013 7:27:19 AM