Mor, the ultimate villain-name syllable

Linguist James Harbeck explains why so many villains have the syllable "mor" in their names; the tl;dr is that it has a homonymous and complementary dual etymology, referring to death in romance language and darkness in germanic ones. Anyone fancy compiling a complete list of villains with Mor in their names? Harbeck forgot about Gmork from The Neverending Story. I'll get us started in the comments.

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  1. Ratel says:

    I'm going to guess the trend is 10% inspired by "homonymous and complementary dual etymology" and 90% mindlessly aping Tolkien.

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