[caption id="attachment_179812" align="alignleft" width="300"] Will Smith as Cypher Raige in After Earth (Sony)[/caption]
You're at a bar and some fictional movie character comes up and introduces her or himself. How long will it take before the subsequent conversation trends toward anything other than some form of, "But, seriously, what's your real name?"
And that's how we created this collection of the 25 worst movie character names ever. If the answer to the above hypothetical scenario was "30 seconds flat," that character made our highly-researched, scientifically-ranked list.
We've brought this feature back to the forefront in honor of Will Smith's turn as Cypher Raige in "After Earth." Yes, that's right — his name is "Cypher Raige." If you know of even worse character names than that — and that of those in the list below — hit us up in the comments.
25. Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise), 'Jack Reacher' (2012)
24. Jericho Cane (Arnold Schwarzenegger), 'End of Days' (1999)
23. Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan), 'Mean Girls' (2004)
22. Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin), 'Jonah Hex' (2008)
21. Chet Steadman (Gary Busey), 'Rookie of the Year' (1993)
20. Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien), 'Starship Troopers' (1997)
19. Igby Slocumb (Kiernan Culkin), 'Igby Goes Down' (2002)
18. Autumn (Minka Kelly), '(500) Days of Summer' (2009)
17. Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), 'The Fifth Element' (1997)
16. Pvt. Duff Horton (Jason-Shane Scott), 'Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation' (2004)
15. Nomi Malone (Elizabeth Berkley), 'Showgirls' (1995)
14. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks), 'Forrest Gump' (1994)
13. Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page), 'Juno' (2007)
12. Hannibal King (Ryan Reynolds), 'Blade: Trinity' (2004)
11. Helen Shivers (Sarah Michelle Geller), 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' (1997)
10. Pretty much every single character in 'The Expendables' (2010)
9. Torrance Shipman (Kirsten Dunst), 'Bring It On' (2000)
8. Memphis Raines (Nicolas Cage), 'Gone in 60 Seconds' (2000)
7. Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage), 'Face/Off' (1997)
6. Bitsey Bloom (Kate Winslet), 'The Life of David Gale' (2003)
5. Flipper Purify (Wesley Snipes), 'Jungle Fever' (1991)
4. Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeouf), 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' (2008)
3. Cole Trickle (Tom Cruise), 'Days of Thunder' (1990)
2. Dr. Christmas Jones (Denise Richards), 'The World Is Not Enough' (1999)
1. Renesmee Cullen (Mackenzie Foy), 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' (2012)
Originally published on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.