Eh, may as well at least post the ill-fated introduction to "The Game I Am Trying To Forget With All My Might, Oh God, Oh God, Why?"
I decided that it would be a good idea to run a short one-shot of M&M, with a slightly non-serious bent. You know, goofy golden age heroes, stupid quips, shit like that. I just told my players to 'show up on game night with characters' and be done with it, and had 'em describe their characters to me when they got there.
When they finally got in that night, everyone was quite serious. After giving them the brief exposition (Their city, world of heroes, yadda yadda yadda, truth and justice), I asked to see their character sheets.
The first player to hand her sheet to me was grinning a little bit. I started skimming powers first; super strength, endurance, shit like that. Then I glance up at the name.
She named her hero "The Sodomizer"
Upon asking for a backstory, I learned of a hero whose parents were killed in a brutally over-the-top fashion. Deciding to strike fear into the hearts of villains, he decided to find out what mankind feared most. Turns out, it was anal violation.
At this point, I pulled out my trusting GM scotch, seeing as it was going to be a long night. I sighed wearily, realized that I couldn't really argue at this point, and just hoped that everyone else would be a little more serious. You know, that way I could request a name change, and the power rebalancing wouldn't be too bad.