It's a good thing for Hollywood that no one watching movies paid a whole lot of attention in school. Otherwise, a lot of popular films would've been spoiled after just hearing characters' names.

For example ...

Verbal Kint is the character in The Usual Suspects who (spoiler) is secretly Turkish crime lord Keyser Soze. But the name gives away his identity. In

12 Characters With Surprisingly Brilliant Names

Bellwether Is the assistant mayor of Zootopia who (spoiler alert) takes over the city and turns out to be the villain. Bellwether means leader of she

Dr. Totenkopf Is the villain in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. His name means that he's dead. The twist in the movie is that the good doctor i

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Sirius Black is introduced in Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban, a movie where Harry is stalked by a black dog. His name means black dog. Sir

Seneca Crane is in charge of the twisted game play and arena obstacles in The Hunger Games. His name foretells his fate. The Roman statesman Seneca wa

12 Characters With Surprisingly Brilliant Names

Castor Troy Is the Face/off villain the good guy eventually impales with a spear gun. The same thing happened to the original Castor. In Greek mytholo

Angela Hayes Is the name of the rose petal girl in American Beauty. Her name sounds just like Lolita's. The title character in Lolita, the iconic nove

Dom Cobb asks Ariadne to draw him a maze in Inception. That's a nod to her mythical counterpart. In Greek mythology, Ariadne helps Theseus navigate th

Xander is one of Buffy's best friends in the Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV series. He's a callback to the Buffy movie. A Zander is a fish that looks lik

12 Characters With Surprisingly Brilliant Names
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