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Many characters in Marvel have alliterative names, such as Peter Parker, J. Jonah Jameson, and Reed Richards.

Is there a complete list of Marvel characters whose first and last names begin with the same letter?


Yes, this is a list question, but it has a limited scope: If you're finding an unreasonable amount of names then we can limit this to just main and secondary characters while excluding random extras like Happy Hogan.

Inspired by Harry Potter characters with alliterative names?

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LOL, just about every character named by Stan Lee. – T.J. Crowder Feb 22 at 10:55
    
Hmm... You ask for alliterations (question title) but at the same time ask for names that start with the same letter (question content). Which is it? From Thunderforge's answer, Sebastian Shaw has names that start with the same letters but it's not an alliteration... (except if pronounced by Leonard Nimoy ;-) – Olivier Grégoire Feb 22 at 11:35
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Captain America

  • Bucky Barnes

Captain Britain

  • Betsy Braddock
  • Brian Braddock

Daredevil

  • Matt Murdoch (Daredevil)
  • Parnival Plunder (Plunderer)

Dr. Strange

  • Steven Strange (Dr. Strange)
  • Fin Fang Foom

Fantastic Four

  • Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic)
  • Sue Storm (Invisible Woman, before marriage)
  • Silver Surfer
  • Wyatt Wingfoot (star athlete and friend to Johnny Storm)
  • Victor Von Doom (Doctor Doom)
  • Peter Petruski (Paste-Pot Pete)

Hulk

  • Bruce Banner (Hulk)
  • Betty Banner (Bruce's one-time wife)
  • Brian Banner (Bruce's father)
  • Samuel Sterns (Leader)

Iron Man

  • Happy Hogan (assistant)
  • Pepper Potts (assistant)

Spider-Man

  • Peter Parker (Spider-Man)
  • Miles Morales (Ultimate Spider-Man)
  • Peter Porker (Spider-Ham)

    Supporting Cast

    • J. Jonah Jameson Jr. (newspaper editor)
    • Also, his father, JJJ Sr., and his son, JJJ III
    • Betty Brant (Jameson's assistant)
    • Carlie Cooper (girlfriend of Peter)
    • Glory Grant (neighbor of Peter)
    • Max Modell (tech specialist for Peter)
    • Robbie Robertson (Daily Bugle editor)
    • Randy Robertson (classmate of Peter, son of Robbie)

    Villains

    • Green Goblin
    • Dr. Otto Octavius (Doctor Octopus)
    • Cletus Cassidy (Carnage)
    • Curt Connors (Lizard)
    • Dr. Michael Morbius (Morbius the Living Vampire)
    • Silver Sablinova (Silver Sable)
    • Lonnie Lincoln (Tombstone)
    • Donna Diego (Scream)
    • Frederick Foswell (Big Man)
    • Moses Magnum

Thor

  • Loki Laufeyson (brother of Thor)
  • Balder the Brave (companion of Thor)
  • Beta Ray Bill (rival to Thor)

X-Men

  • Moira MacTaggert (scientist)
  • Scott Summers (Cyclops)
  • Sebastian Shaw (supervillain)
  • Shinobi Shaw (supervillain, son of Sebastian)
  • Warren Worthington III (Angel)

    X-Men 2099

    • Xi'an Chi Xan (Desert Ghost/Controller X)
      • Note that the "X" is pronounced as "Sh"
    • Henri Huang (Meanstreak)

Other

  • Jessica Jones
  • Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel)
  • Richard Rider (Nova)
  • Wade Winston Wilson (Deadpool)
  • Greer Grant (Tigra)
  • Blackagar Boltagon (Black Bolt)
  • Val Ventura (Flatman)
  • Rocket Raccoon (Guardian of the Galaxy)
  • Dum Dum Duggan (one of the Howling Commandos)
  • Robert Reynlods (Sentinel)
  • Lindy Lee (maiden name of Robert Reynolds' wife)
  • Carl "Crusher" Creel (The Absorbing Man)
  • Mary MacPherran (Titania)
  • Adam Austin (Masked Man)
  • Robbie Reyes (Ghost Rider)
  • Big Bertha
  • Dennis Dunphy (Demolition Man)
  • Barney Barton (older brother of Clint Barton, Hawkeye)
  • Millie the Model (humor comic published by Marvel)

And a lot more…

I barely scratched the surface with this, as there are many more characters with alliterative names. Still, the major ones, a number of secondary characters, and a few "never heard of 'ems" are in there. If anybody sees any glaring omissions, feel free to edit them in.

Why so many?

In a 2006 Q&A, Stan Lee explained why there are so many alliterative names:

"It would be hard for you to believe this, because I seem so perfect: I have the worst memory in the world," Stan said. "So I finally figured out, if I could give somebody a name, where the last name and the first name begin with the same letter, like Peter Parker, Bruce Banner, Matt Murdock, then if I could remember one name, it gave me a clue what the other one was, I knew it would begin with the same letter."

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+1 here's this if it helps. Enjoy your well-earned rep (and don't forget to upvote the question) :) – RedCaio Feb 22 at 4:24
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When asked about these names Stan Lee said : "It would be hard for you to believe this, because I seem so perfect: I have the worst memory in the world," Stan said. "So I finally figured out, if I could give somebody a name, where the last name and the first name begin with the same letter, like Peter Parker, Bruce Banner, Matt Murdock, then if I could remember one name, it gave me a clue what the other one was, I knew it would begin with the same letter." . So he was just cheating to make them easy to remember :D – Mustafa AKTAŞ Feb 22 at 8:24
    
@MustafaAKTAŞ Adding to the answer. Thanks! – Thunderforge Feb 22 at 15:32
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"•Loki Laufeyson (brother of Thor)" - well, "he's adopted". – Jimmy M. Feb 22 at 15:57
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@PatrickWynne yeah and there is one about Hulk too. You see, Hulk's real name is "Robert Bruce Banner" because Stan got it wrong in an issue and changed his name afterwards instead of fixing that mistake. – Mustafa AKTAŞ Feb 22 at 19:19

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