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Randis - a reference to James Randi' date=' who would doubtless deny the existence of a super even as superman was flinging him into orbit. This pejorative has a "whistling in the dark" aspect to it.[/quote']

 

No' date=' that kind of skeptic would be a Scully.[/quote']

 

No, BoneDaddy's right; the kind he describes would be a Randi. A Scully waits until being flung into orbit. :)

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Spand*cks--arrogant camera-hogs who do random property damage

Car-wrecker--a pulchritudinous superheroine wearing a skintight costume, with or without magic cleavage window, and the subsequent rubbernecking that ensues.

The Suffix Brigade--a group of supers arriving on the scene--"oh, look, another Suffix Brigade is here." (a reference to so many supers having -man, -boy, -girl, or -woman in their nom de plume).

GWA--Gods With Attitude

Capef**kers--supers groupies

 

FEMA-bait--super with a rep for massive property damage

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If someone collects all of these' date=' could you email me a copy?[/quote']

Will this work?

I've tried to format them all in the same way for ease of reference. and I can update this list as new ones come in even if I never get back around to the word doc.

Note: In alphabetizing the list the order of some variants were rearranged such as Cain's kids/Esau's kids/Ham's kids.

 

After School Specials: Superheroes with an open agenda, or cause beyond merely crime fighting that they openly advocate with speeches, rallies, etc. Given for the lecturing tones they often are assumed to have.

 

Bashers/Smashers/Trashers: If known for a lot of collateral damage.

Bats/Doves: If all can fly.

Blackhats: The bad guys, not considered too offensive even by the bad guys. Obviously a cowboy reference.

Bouncers: Bouncing bullets

Boy Scout/Cub Scout/Girl Scout

Brainers: Mental power origin

Breakers: Proclivity for breaking things.

Broken Ladders/Warped Ladders: Referring to their DNA? As with "muties" it's great because for some supers it's not even accurate

 

Capef**kers: Supers groupies

Capes

Captain "Make-believe"

Car-wrecker: A pulchritudinous superheroine wearing a skintight costume, with or without magic cleavage window, and the subsequent rubbernecking that ensues.

Choppers: Martial arts based origin

Chromos

Cain's kids/Esau's kids/Ham's kids: Such a moniker has been used to justify any number of atrocities in the past, and can easily be dusted off for re-use.

Civicpirate: The opposite of the Civicninja, these superheroes are flamboyant and buckle swashes openly and loudly. They give interviews, and draw attention.

Civicninja: Refers to superheroes who try never to be seen (with some inference to out of their head paranoia) save by the people they stop. Will not hang around, will not give interviews etc.

Crash-and-Burners

Crutch: As supers often resolve real problems with ease.

 

Dans: Short for Fancy Dan or rearranged DNA

Darwins

Darwin's Nightmares

Demolition Derby

Dexies: From "Spandex"

Dips: Due to their serenDIPitous mutations.

Drag Queens with Toys

 

Faded Glories: Supers who once stood for an ideal or nation that is no longer valid or has veered from their former selves.

Fallout : If there was a global creation event. This also implies they should have died with the event.

FEMA-bait: Super with a rep for massive property damage

Flags: Colorful, symbolic, dangerous, and frequently at the front of any battle. More often sources for conflict rather than solutions. Refers primarily to costumed heroes rather than paranormals generally.

Flashers: both for the tight outfits and the careless speed they use to evade problems so that it falls splat! Right on the Little Guy.

Fork-Thrower/Shoveller: A clueless wannabe super who isn't anywhere near ready for the "big leagues" (obviously a Mystery Men reference)

Freaks: Good ol' standby

F/X: Doing stuff normally only seen in Hollywood special effects

 

GAS/GAs: Genetic Anomalies

Gene Joke: Anti Mutant Slang

Gestapo: Referring to Supers who uphold the law or their laws with or without sanctioned police powers.

GFs: Genetic Freaks

Glowers/ Shiners: If they share a common sfx such as glowing eyes

Glowies

GWA: Gods With Attitude

 

Halos: For 'good guys'

Hazards: could be a critique and also taken back as cool by the powered folk.

Heavy Metal Flasher

Horns: For 'bad guys'

Horn Section: Supervillain support for an operation/organization

Hyperactive : all energy, no direction, knocking the plaster off the walls.

Hyphen-People

 

Icon Wannabes

Imps: As a contraction of "impossible"

 

Juicers: Super drug origin

 

LAUGHs: Law Abiding Unique Genetic Heritage

Larks: Like a Bird, they are there to look good and fly away whenever they fell like it.

The Last Son/Daughter Of Krapton (or Krapped-On): applies to extraterrestrial supers (possible origin: a MAD Magazine send-up of a Superman movie)

Let's Pretenders

Leotard Loonies

Lieutenant Leotard

Little Leaguers: Belittling, works best if The Big Team is "League of something, something."

Loose Nukes: An extension of "loose cannons" but much more powerful

 

Masks

Mister: As in Cockney rhyming slang: "Mister (Arm) Twister”

Muties

Muts: Genetic mutant origin

 

NRP: Not Real People

 

Paras: Paranormals

The Pajama Patrol: Applicable even to plainclothes supers

Pajama Prancers

Pedigrees (Dogs): because they're very special, mentally unstable and probably the result of too much inbreeding

Pigeon: both for clay pigeon and the much despised rat with wings.

Pot Luck Powerhouse: Referring to supers with a mix of powers that seem unrelated.

 

Rats with Capes

Randis: A reference to James Randi, who would doubtless deny the existence of a super even as superman was flinging him into orbit. This pejorative has a "whistling in the dark" aspect to it.

Rejects: For Supers with less than amazing powers.

Retrodeath: Term coined for supervillains who insist on using fluttering cloaks, grandiose speeches, and other aspects that might be considered corny or cliché, and yet are incredibly bad ass and powerful. The idea being you can mock their outdated ways, but you won't last long if you do.

 

SBDs: Soon Be Dead

Sickos/ Sickies: Viral/ infectious based origin

Spandex Soldiers

Spand*cks: Arrogant camera-hogs who do random property damage

Sparklers

Spastics: similar to Hyperactive but more derogative, rhyming slang with elastic, fantastic.

The Suffix Brigade: A group of supers arriving on the scene--"oh, look, another Suffix Brigade is here." (A reference to so many supers having -man, -boy, -girl, or -woman in their nom de plume.)

Super Goofs

Supers (obvious)

Superbob Pajamapants

Superfreaks

Superspread: Derogatory term for any superheroine (or villainess) who is scantily clad and under-dressed. The idea being she looks like she is ready for a playboy type photo spread.

Superloons

Super Losers: For Supervillains

 

Tights

Toons: Meaning the stuff they do should only work in cartoons

Triple Fs: Stands for Flukes, Freaks, and (really, really) Foreign

Trousers: Derived from "All mouth and trousers" folksy British slang meaning blowhard, also a call to stop prancing around with no clothes on.

 

U.F.A. (Unidentified Flying A-hole): Self-explanatory, applies only to supers with Flight.

 

Vistors from alternate realities

 

Walking Disaster Areas

Wannabe Cops: For Superheroes

Whitehats: the good guys, see Blackhats above.

Wierdos: Negative, Serpent already took Freaks

 

Zealot

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You seem to assume that James Randi is a stupid skeptic. Whatsamatta' date=' did he poke a hole in your favorite belief?[/quote']No, he's actually a stupid skeptic, unlike (as BoneDaddy mentioned) folks like Adam Savage or Penn Gillette, and fictional character Dana Scully, who actually are willing to test superenatural claims with an open-minded, balanced scientific perception. I mean, hasn't anyone explained to Randi that it makes no sense to strictly apply the laws of nature to the supernatural?
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No' date=' he's actually a stupid skeptic, unlike (as BoneDaddy mentioned) folks like Adam Savage or Penn Gillette, and fictional character Dana Scully, who actually are willing to test superenatural claims with an open-minded, balanced scientific perception. I mean, hasn't anyone explained to Randi that it makes no sense to strictly apply the laws of nature to the [i']super[/i]natural?

 

No, because there is no such thing as supernatural phenomena. Either something exists or it doesn't. If it exists, it is part of the universe, and thus subject to the laws of physics.

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No' date=' because there is no such thing as [i']super[/i]natural phenomena. Either something exists or it doesn't. If it exists, it is part of the universe, and thus subject to the laws of physics.

Like Dark Matter, quantum entanglement, or the acceleration of the voyager probes. Randi's biggest crime is hubris - he assumes that we understand and can explain everything that happens around us, when 80 percent of the mass around us we can't even observe directly. Seriously - we don't know jack about how the universe works, and claims to absolute knowledge as to what is possible or not are all exaggerated. Randi is siding with "science," but he's treating science like a religion. Science doesn't have all the answers yet, and good scientists recognize that. He's a stage magician. He should stick with that.

 

"Pajama Prancers" is hilarious.

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Randi's biggest crime is hubris

 

His smallest crime being the Million Dollar Challenge to anyone who can scientifically prove something believed to be supernatural?

 

I'm not trying to get in on this argument I just wanted to remind you cats and kiddos that this thread is about insulting superheroes not skeptics either real or fictional. On the positive side, it did remind me to add Zealot to list.

 

My personal favorite so far is Lieutenant Leotard.

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