Meet Cpl. Adonis Maximus Badass, the Brit soldier with the best name in military history

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The last thing I expected today as I poured myself a stiff drink — and prepared to skate through the last hour or two of work — was this tweet from Ned Donavan, a British reporter in London. 

But by the beard of Zeus, I'm eternally grateful I saw it.

That's right, somewhere out there within the ranks of the British Army is a corporal with the single greatest name in the history of military service: Adonis Maximus Badass. (And yes, that even takes into account the Capt. Americas, Sgt. Majors, and Maj. Players of the world.)

Let me say that glorious name again, but slower:

Adonis — Greek for "pure muscle-bound perfection."

Maximus — Latin for "to the max, motherfucker."

Badass — Well, that one's self explanatory.

In other words, this guy's name amounts to Perfect Maximum Badassery.

The screenshot showing this flawless name was pulled from a video shared by the official British Army Twitter account commemorating the forced surrender of the British Army's Highland Division at Saint-Valery-en-Caux during the Battle of France

In the video, Adonis Maximus Badass — I simply refuse to use just his last name — can be seen playing the ever-loving shit out of his bagpipes:

Now, all too often the internet spews forth a disgusting stream of hate, ignorance, and crossfit videos — seriously, nobody cares that you're working out and like to play with kettlebells — but every once in a while it coughs up something amazing, like some god-touched hairball onto the rug that is humanity.

Today, that was a name, and that name was Adonis Maximus Badass.