"I am not the Dread Pirate Roberts," he said. "My name is Ryan. I inherited this ship from the previous Dread Pirate Roberts, just as you will inherit it from me. The man I inherited it from was not the real Dread Pirate Roberts, either. His name was Cummerbund. The real Roberts has been retired fifteen years and living like a king in Patagonia." Then he explained the name was the important thing for inspiring the necessary fear. You see, no one would surrender to the Dread Pirate Westley.
~ Westley explaining the secret identities of the Dread Pirate Roberts.

Identities have always been used by more than one villainous character, usually Comic Book Supervillains; names and/or titles are also passed down through generations in Families such as Darth Nox taking up the name of Aloysius Kallig. A Legacy can also be inherited through someone taking an alias from its current bearer by force if necessary as was the case of a ghost when he murdered Cosgood Creeps and Cuthbert Crawls assuming their disguise of Phantom Shadow.

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