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Death Defiers?

edited July 2014 in Do The Work
So I'm doing a creator owned book about four specialists who parachute into the world's deadliest situations and fix them. A modern day Challengers, but mine.

What do I call them? Death Defiers sounds dumb. Any ideas?
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  • 'Chute To Kill…
  • Haha.

    Adrenaline Junkies?
  • edited July 2014
    DIAMOND STAR HALOS (I was originally going to suggest BLACK HALOS, but that's a punk band).

    a) Gives them a cool-sounding callsign (pulled out of a T. Rex song lyric). 

    b) HALO has a specific parachute-related meaning: 



    EDIT TO ADD: " 'chute to Kill/Thrill" absolutely needs to be a tagline.

  • Seconding 'Chute to Thrill as a tagline if nothing else.

    Name-wise...The Ripcorps? The Four Drops? Perilchuters? Defiers of the Surprising was my Challs pastiche that I never got anywhere past the scripting on back in The Engine days; you're welcome to that name, even if it's just this side of a C&D waiting to happen.
  • They don't ALWAYS parachute, so I'd want to steer away from parachute-related names. I like the Halos one but I might not be able to have "Halo" in a comic title without Microsoft's attention.
  • Thirding "Chute to Kill / Thrill".
    I'm sorry but you just can't walk away from gold like that.
  • I don't mind "Death Defiers," personally.
  • I actually like Death Defiers too, but I'd be inclined to just go with Defiant if Death Defiers doesn't work.
  • edited July 2014
    Need to know more about what constitutes 'the world's deadliest situations'.  Are we talking military coups?  Environmental disasters?  The deck of an ocean going fishing boat?

    ~R
  • Damned if They Do.

    Dunno if that actually makes sense for your concept, but I sort of like it. Perhaps there is a price to pay for successfully dealing with these dangers.
  • Gun Jumpers
    Leap Before You Look
    Death Defiant
  • The Damned
  • edited July 2014

    Final Solutions

    Disaster Masters :)

    The Last Resort

  • Defiants
    Endangered
    Danger Dive
    Danger Jumpers
    Gun Seekers
  • I like the "shoot/chute" titles. Maybe for an issue title if not the series...?

    Chute First
    Chute Down In Flames
    Chute Out 
  • Give them all the name Murphy and call them the Drop Dead Murphys

    And if the lawyers of that band have come, change the name to the Drop Deads" :)
  • I kind of like The Drop Deads, actually!
  • I like Jorge's suggestion: Danger Jumpers

    And I also like Owen's suggestion: Disaster Masters (sounds like a toy line, but it works enough).

    Obviously, it is all up to you what you call it, haha!
  • I like The Drop Deads or Danger Jumpers. Also pretty sure I'm going to end up using "Perilchuters" or "Periltroopers" in something now, so hey, everyone's a winner.
  • I like Periltroopers it's catchy!
  • Lateral thinking moment -- was thinking about death squads for something else earlier.  Light went on; why aren't white hat groups called life squads.  Life Squad may suggest either a group of photo journalists or some sort of anti-abortion group, so I kept walking the idea along.  Anything with "life" in front of it is essentially wrecked (though Life Brigade needs to done in some way that works), so you wander over to things like Hope Squad, which sounds like an urban youth thing.  Trying to stay away from 'death', I though; "Danger Squad"

    The parachute thing still sticks, too.  IIRC, the US Rangers do a good deal of paradrops, so I thought; Danger Rangers.  It's cute, but catchy, and and toy friendly to boot.

    Unless the content is really, really dark or the title has to be the group's actual name instead of a nick name or tag, I'm really liking Danger Rangers.  They could have a cool, militarized name like Black Ice Security, but everyone calls them the Danger Rangers. .  .

    ~R
  • @Richard_Pace - There you go.... doing all that *thinking* again, hahah!
  • Lateral thinking moment -- was thinking about death squads for something else earlier.  Light went on; why aren't white hat groups called life squads.  Life Squad may suggest either a group of photo journalists or some sort of anti-abortion group, so I kept walking the idea along.  Anything with "life" in front of it is essentially wrecked (though Life Brigade needs to done in some way that works), so you wander over to things like Hope Squad, which sounds like an urban youth thing.  Trying to stay away from 'death', I though; "Danger Squad"

    The parachute thing still sticks, too.  IIRC, the US Rangers do a good deal of paradrops, so I thought; Danger Rangers.  It's cute, but catchy, and and toy friendly to boot.

    Unless the content is really, really dark or the title has to be the group's actual name instead of a nick name or tag, I'm really liking Danger Rangers.  They could have a cool, militarized name like Black Ice Security, but everyone calls them the Danger Rangers. .  .

    ~R
    Sounds like maybe you need an ongoing series to work on! ;)
  • I'm a mini-series guy.  I think I could write an ongoing, but I doubt I could maintain an interest in a style for a subject past 6-8 issues.

    ~R
  • They could have a cool, militarized name like Black Ice Security,
    Sounds like what Blackwater might've been called if Erik Prince had grown up in the UP instead of Lower Michigan.
  • Google Frank Thorne's Danger Rangerette.
  • Peril Troopers and Danger Jumpers are both awesome.
  • Hard Zone Area Deployment Team (Hazard / HaZArD Team or HZD Team, colloquially).
  • edited July 2014
    @ShawnRichison - that's the winner right there. Just HZD.
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