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The Most On-The-Nose Character Names In Movie History

Updated 21 May 2020 13.7k votes 1.8k voters 195.8k views13 items

List RulesVote up the character names that most blatantly give away what the characters are all about.

When a description or term is on-the-nose, it means the term or name is precise or exact for the situation. However, there can also be a negative connotation that comes with the idiom, particularly in reference to a creative work. 

For the most part, many writers are taught to avoid penning dialogue or situations that are too “on-the-nose” because it can be regarded as too obvious with little room for imagination. But what about movie character names? Will a totally on-the-nose name be regarded as too punny or too obvious to be effective? 

Vote up these on-the-nose character names that totally give away the set up of the character.  
 

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