Developmentally, they’re adolescents and resent their dependency on their parents who embarrass them, often disgust them, and constantly fail them by virtue of their shortcomings as human beings.
Adolescents have a number of developmental tasks to perform before entering a psychologically healthy young adulthood. the feeling that all options are open to them; they can no longer hold the fantasy that they can grow up to be whatever they want.
You may ask yourself why she spent time and money on an education only to disempower herself by becoming financially dependent upon you. Let’s be honest, has your wife achieved Donna Reed status or does she complain about the menial aspects of housekeeping, cooking, laundry and driving the kids everywhere?
Do you eat a lot of takeout food and pre-prepared meals? Many women still harbor the childish wish to be taken care of.
Then reality kicks in and we remind ourselves that we’re adults and take care of business.
By voluntarily giving up her career and making herself dependent, she’s infantilized herself and placed an unfair burden on you.
In particular, if the character has to be intimidating at any point, a name like “The Punisher” would be a serious liability — a name which tries too hard to be badass is probably goofy. Something based on the character’s superpowers (e.g. Names like this strike me as a red flag that the character is not very interesting.
*And also a brilliant teacher/scientist who involved himself in shady business. If the most interesting thing about the character really is his/her superpowers, I’d recommend going back to the drawing board and thinking about things like personality, goals/motivations, theme, and whatever else distinguishes your character from characters with similar superpowers. If you post below for help coming up with a name for a superhero, please give us more to work with than just the character’s superpowers.
Alternately, Oracle can’t actually predict the future, but her name sort of makes sense because her main role is providing information and assistance.
There are also a bevy of characters named after mythological or literary references (e.g.
She’s angry and resentful about needing you and you’re angry and resentful because you’re shouldering the burden and she’s mad at you because of it.