A lot goes into being a masked vigilante. You need an origin story (preferably tragic), special abilities, a costume, a mask, and, most important of all, a name. The right name will let people know what you’re about. A name like Killer Frost might be over the top, but no one is going to mess with her. A name like Guardian can give people hope in the darkness. Sometimes though the character picks a name that sounds silly, or ambiguous, or, let’s be frank, like a vibrator.
It happens all the time in comics, but somehow it’s even more glaring with the CW’s line-up of shows based on DC Comics. Maybe seeing them in real flesh and blood more starkly outlines their similarity to the unfeeling but stimulating simulacra forged from plastic, latex and Duracells? Either way, here are twenty five superheroes from the CW’s DC shows, ranked according to how much their name sounds like a vibrator.