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Looking for great characters from Movies or TV with the preface THE
May 14, 2014 4:03 PM   Subscribe

I have four paintings to fill in my office that are blank and I was thinking about doing something with THE. The idea would be a stencil of Jeff Bridges in Lebowski with THE DUDE underneath. And then in the framed pic next to him, maybe Elvis as a stencil with THE KING underneath. And that's all I've got. And I'm not totally sold on either. But I need some options. What are some characters - real or fictional - who are known by their moniker with THE in it? Ideally two words. Including the THE.
posted by rileyray3000 to Media & Arts (77 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
THE Boss: Angela from Who's The Boss
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:06 PM on May 14 [12 favorites]


Tyrion Lannister of "Game of Thrones," often known as The Imp.

Also his brother Jaime, often known as The Kingslayer.
posted by drjimmy11 at 4:06 PM on May 14 [2 favorites]


The Terminator.
posted by pompomtom at 4:07 PM on May 14 [5 favorites]


The Doctor (either the hologram from" Voyager" or any of the "Doctor Who" Doctors)
posted by wintersweet at 4:10 PM on May 14 [8 favorites]


The Count
posted by zepheria at 4:12 PM on May 14 [6 favorites]


Speaking of Game of Thrones, there's The Hound.
posted by Lemurrhea at 4:12 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


and of Lebowski, The Jesus.
posted by one_bean at 4:13 PM on May 14


The Rock.
posted by amy lecteur at 4:13 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


I love The Doctor but, let's be honest, which one do you pick? And don't answer. I don't want this turning into a bowtie debate.
posted by rileyray3000 at 4:14 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


The Edge?
posted by Mchelly at 4:15 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


The Hulk
posted by pompomtom at 4:16 PM on May 14


(pinky &) The Brain
posted by politikitty at 4:17 PM on May 14 [2 favorites]


Speaking of Game of Thrones, there's The Hound.

And The Mountain. And The King in the North. And The Mad King. Pretty much everyone, really.
posted by drjimmy11 at 4:18 PM on May 14 [2 favorites]


(Chico and) The Man

3 words, but The Science Guy.
posted by Mchelly at 4:19 PM on May 14


In Lord of the Rings, one of Aragorn/Strider's many aliases is The DĂșnedain.
posted by drjimmy11 at 4:20 PM on May 14


The Tick !
posted by Kakkerlak at 4:20 PM on May 14 [11 favorites]


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, from the eponymous film.
posted by AndrewInDC at 4:21 PM on May 14 [2 favorites]


The Bride from Kill Bill.
posted by lunasol at 4:22 PM on May 14 [6 favorites]


The Bear from Inglorious Basterds.
posted by pompomtom at 4:22 PM on May 14


The Brain would be better as a pic of Orson Welles... and The King as Yul Brynner.
posted by Leon at 4:22 PM on May 14


The Matrix films had a bunch of characters like The Architect, The Keymaker, The Oracle, and maybe some others I can't remember right now.
posted by cazoo at 4:23 PM on May 14


The Fonz.
posted by John Kennedy Toole Box at 4:24 PM on May 14 [16 favorites]


THE THING
posted by Poldo at 4:30 PM on May 14 [2 favorites]


The Joker, The Riddler, and The Penguin.
posted by fuse theorem at 4:31 PM on May 14


The Big Lebowski also has "the Stranger" (Sam Elliott's cowboy). I'm not sure if he's ever referred to that way in dialogue, but that's how he's listed in the credits.
posted by AndrewInDC at 4:31 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


The The
posted by Lokheed at 4:31 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


I would totally use Springsteen as "The Boss". Or Hasselhoff as "The Hoff".
posted by JannaK at 4:38 PM on May 14 [5 favorites]


The Professor. (Gilligans Island).
posted by third rail at 4:42 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


Werner Herzog as The German in The Grand

Harvey Keitel as The Wolf in Pulp Fiction
posted by Room 641-A at 4:43 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


The Stig.
posted by tckma at 4:47 PM on May 14 [8 favorites]


The Gooch, Arnold's nemesis from Diff'rent Strokes. He was mentioned often but I don't think we ever got to see him. I guess you could go with a scary-looking silhouette?
posted by Elly Vortex at 4:47 PM on May 14


A young good looking Mickey Rourke as
The Motorcycle Boy
from the movie Rumble Fish.

There is even is a scene in the film where a cop says something about Motorcycle Boy, and The Motorcycle Boy's younger brother, played by Matt Dillon, corrects the cop, saying, "THE Motorcycle Boy!"
posted by perhapses at 4:51 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


The Fonz and The Gorch.
posted by Beardman at 4:52 PM on May 14 [2 favorites]


The Mighty Boosh.
posted by saladin at 4:54 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


The gimp, Pulp Fiction?
posted by mean square error at 4:55 PM on May 14


There is also The Duke from Escape from New York, played by Isaac Hayes.

"I want to meet this Duke."
"You don't want to meet The Duke. You meet 'im once and then you're dead."
posted by perhapses at 4:56 PM on May 14


The titular unicorn from Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn is known only as The Unicorn (when not in human shape).
posted by littlegreen at 4:57 PM on May 14


Or perhaps The Fridge?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:00 PM on May 14


The Jerk, Steve Martin?
posted by mean square error at 5:04 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


The Woman (choose from your fave Sherlock Holmes iteration).
posted by geek anachronism at 5:10 PM on May 14


Kenny Rogers as "The Gambler"
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 5:17 PM on May 14


The Guyver
posted by Radiophonic Oddity at 5:18 PM on May 14


The Stranger

(You can't go wrong with Clint Eastwood.)
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 5:19 PM on May 14


I love The Doctor but, let's be honest, which one do you pick?

As it's your house, I'd think you'd be the one who gets to pick. I'mma cast another vote for The Doctor (whichever one you personally want).
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:29 PM on May 14 [2 favorites]


Depending on your workplace, The D with a print of Giger's Penis Landscape.
posted by goo at 5:30 PM on May 14


The last one should be a picture of you. THE MAN.
posted by Night_owl at 5:53 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


The Kurgan, from Highlander.
posted by frobozz at 5:54 PM on May 14


The Bandit (Burt Reynolds, from Smoky and the...)
posted by axiom at 5:57 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


The Prisoner
posted by dbiedny at 6:01 PM on May 14 [4 favorites]


The Mother
posted by carmicha at 6:29 PM on May 14


Yes, yes! The Prisoner! (I wish I had thought of that! Patrick McGoohan FTW!)
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 6:33 PM on May 14 [2 favorites]


The Slayer.
posted by bcwinters at 6:37 PM on May 14 [3 favorites]


The Cat in the Hat
The Man in the Yellow Hat
The Lion, The Witch (and The Wardobe)
The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, The Lion, The Witch(es), The Wizard
The Wizard from Where's Waldo/Wally
The Master from Buffy
The Green Lantern
Jesse "The Body" Ventura
The Pope

And now I am alarmed by my own free association.
posted by Comet Bug at 6:40 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


The Italian Stallion
The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs At Midnight
The Great Gonzo
The Great Santini
The Elephant Man
The Shadow
The Spirit (Will Eisner comics)
posted by SobaFett at 6:53 PM on May 14 [2 favorites]


Without getting into the Which Doctor argument, you could still have
The Master
The Monk
The Rani

:D
posted by wintersweet at 6:56 PM on May 14


(Mack) The Knife.
posted by stebulus at 6:57 PM on May 14


The Tramp (Chaplin's character).
posted by stebulus at 7:01 PM on May 14 [2 favorites]


(Philippe) The Mouse, from Ladyhawke.
posted by stebulus at 7:04 PM on May 14


The Punisher.
posted by stebulus at 7:12 PM on May 14 [1 favorite]


The One Who Knocks
posted by emyd at 7:45 PM on May 14


The Master from Buffy

From Buffy, I think the best the-character is The Mayor. (There's also The First, The Three, The Destroyer (mostly known as Connor, though), The Beast, The Anointed, ...)
posted by stebulus at 7:48 PM on May 14


The Godfather
posted by chrisulonic at 8:20 PM on May 14 [2 favorites]


The Monster from Young Frankenstein.

This is THE greatest question!
posted by Beti at 8:26 PM on May 14


John Wayne, The Duke
posted by illflux at 8:44 PM on May 14 [3 favorites]


The Driver (officially "Driver") from Drive.
posted by triggerfinger at 8:58 PM on May 14


The Batman

The Joker
posted by triggerfinger at 9:06 PM on May 14


The Hobbit.

(I'll stop now)
posted by triggerfinger at 9:08 PM on May 14


Neo from The Matrix - "The One"
posted by bbuda at 10:07 PM on May 14


When I saw Potomac Avenue's response associating The Boss with Angela instead of Springsteen, I thought, no way. But after scrolling through nearly 100 names and only spotting a handful of female characters, I want to say thank you to PA for thinking of Angela Bower.
And I'll add:
The Queen or, of course, THE Queen
The Shrew
The Dowager
posted by kbar1 at 10:37 PM on May 14 [2 favorites]


The Man in Black, The Hurricane
posted by cotton dress sock at 12:48 AM on May 15 [1 favorite]


The mathowie
posted by Cranberry at 12:55 AM on May 15


Some wrestling names:
The Rock
The Undertaker
The Ultimate Warrior
The Miz

And some wrestling nicknames:
The Game
The Phenom
The Big Red Machine
The Whole F'n Show
The Total Package
The Viper / The Legend Killer
The Heartbreak Kid
The Texas Rattlesnake
The Nature Boy
The Rated R Superstar

In fact, pick any professional wrestler of note and they probably have a well known "The Blah" nickname, such is the nature of wrestling (:
posted by iivix at 3:16 AM on May 15


Die Fledermaus (The Bat)
posted by Poldo at 6:19 AM on May 15


The Blob
posted by archimago at 6:19 AM on May 15 [1 favorite]


From La Femme Nikita, (Victor) The Cleaner
posted by kelseyfrost at 11:00 AM on May 15


Lester Young was called "The President", "The Prez" for short. (Billie Holiday gave him the name.)
posted by phliar at 1:42 PM on May 15


The Usual Suspects.
posted by BoscosMom at 4:11 PM on May 15


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