Writing a story—Need “scary gang name”?

If you had to pick a name for a gang or cult that would make people Fear this gang? What name would you think of? I’d say maybe like “Retribution” or “Redemption” maybe? 

6 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago
    Favorite Answer

    That's not how it works. Nobody's scared of a gang because their name is so, so intimidating. They're scared of a gang because of what the gang does, or is rumored to do, to get its way.

    That explains real-life gang names like the Errol Flynns, Miami Boys, Folk Nation, Chicago Gaylords, Popes, Wo Hop To, Westies, Playboys, Ragen's Colts, The Purple Gang, Freight Train Riders, and lots more that are way short of dangerous sounding.

    So if you want the gang to strike fear in the hearts of your characters, have the characters talk or think about what the gang is said to have done.

  • 3 weeks ago

    something with mystery or street cred. "the keys"- what do they do with keys??? is it their murder symbol??? if "the 16" were a dc gang, it would have a lot of street cred bc they run the Main Street in dc. 16th is the same one named "black lives matter" a block from the White house.

  • F
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    Minneapolis police department. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    Truly scary? Something strange like, "The Cast". It raises questions in the mind as to what exactly that means. They could be anywhere, or anyone. You might even be in a play that you weren't aware of as an "extra" who has been unaware...truly frightening. Nothing frightens people more than being outside of "in the know" in this age of information.

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  • Tina
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Why do you think 'Redemption' sounds scary?also gangs aren't usually called by single nouns - if you were going to use the word 'The Redeemers' would be more likely.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    The Anti Authorities 

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