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5th Nov '17 3:23:29 PM thatother1dude
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** And it doesn't just go for the main Titans. Every hero and villain we meet already has a codename and is already active by the time we meet them. When the Titans go recruiting, the teen heroes they're scouting are never at school or at home; we find Argent mending a dam, Herald chilling in the other dimension the things he teleports travel through, etc. We never catch anyone on the day of their FreakLabAccident.

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** And it doesn't just go for the main Titans. Every hero and villain we meet already has a codename and is already active by the time we meet them. When the Titans go recruiting, the teen heroes they're scouting are never at school or at home; we find Argent mending a dam, Herald chilling in the other dimension the things he teleports travel through, etc. We never catch anyone on the day of their FreakLabAccident. It gets to the point where the Comic/DoomPatrol (Beast Boy included) stick out for being on a FirstNameBasis with each other.
11th Oct '17 2:57:54 AM OrigamiTovaychy
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** Likewise Whitney Frost never gets called Madame Masque in her first appearance.
5th Oct '17 4:11:00 AM Hanz
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* In ''Videogame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'', Joker is never referred to by that name and is instead known as John Doe. C-Lister villain Blockbuster is also only known as Roland.

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* In ''Videogame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'', Joker is never referred to by that name and is instead known as John Doe. C-Lister villain Blockbuster is also only known as Roland. Subverted with the other characters, who are referred to by their code names at some point or another.
22nd Sep '17 5:13:42 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** While on cases, the BPRD paranormal agents usually use names such as "Sparky" and "Blue". His is "Red".

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** While on cases, the BPRD paranormal agents usually use names such as "Sparky" (Elizabeth Sherman and "Blue".her[[PlayingWithFire powers]]) and "Blue" (Abe Sapien and his blue skin). His is "Red".
21st Sep '17 4:43:01 PM infernape612
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** After averted. By ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Clark/Kal-El's superheroic alter-ego is commonly referred to as Superman; this continues in ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' where the name is casually mentioned in discussions.

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** After Afterwards, this is averted. By ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Clark/Kal-El's superheroic alter-ego is commonly referred to as Superman; this continues in ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' where the name is casually mentioned in discussions.
21st Sep '17 4:41:52 PM infernape612
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** In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', Clark/Kal-El is never ''directly'' called Film/{{Superman}}. At one point, Lois almost says it before being cut off, and a soldier refers to him by the nickname to the confusion of his commanding officer. Presumably the soldiers got it from Lois.
*** After averted. By ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Clark/Kal-El's superheroic alter-ego is commonly referred to as Superman; this continues in ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' where the name is casually mentioned in discussions.
** On the other hand, the film also features Anatoli Knyazev. who's never called [=KGBeast=], {{Justified|Trope}}. as The KGB has been disbanded a long time ago.
** When Diana suits up in the finale to battle Doomsday alongside Bruce and Clark, she's never given a codename. and is only referred to as Wonder Woman in the credits.
** Likewise, Bruce is only actually called "Batman" once. when Perry [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall says that nobody would be interested in Clark Kent fighting the Batman]], the other times it's some variation of "the Bat" to refer to him.
** The creature is never called "Doomsday," though Comicbook/LexLuthor uses the term when describing its role.
** ''Film/WonderWoman'' never has the title character referred to as anything other than Diana.

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** * In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', Clark/Kal-El is never ''directly'' called Film/{{Superman}}. At one point, Lois almost says it before being cut off, and a soldier refers to him by the nickname to the confusion of his commanding officer. Presumably the soldiers got it from Lois.
*** ** After averted. By ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Clark/Kal-El's superheroic alter-ego is commonly referred to as Superman; this continues in ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' where the name is casually mentioned in discussions.
** * On the other hand, the film also features Anatoli Knyazev. who's never called [=KGBeast=], {{Justified|Trope}}. as The KGB has been disbanded a long time ago.
** * When Diana suits up in the finale to battle Doomsday alongside Bruce and Clark, she's never given a codename. and is only referred to as Wonder Woman in the credits.
** * Likewise, Bruce is only actually called "Batman" once. when Perry [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall says that nobody would be interested in Clark Kent fighting the Batman]], the other times it's some variation of "the Bat" to refer to him.
** * The creature is never called "Doomsday," though Comicbook/LexLuthor uses the term when describing its role.
** * ''Film/WonderWoman'' never has the title character referred to as anything other than Diana.
17th Sep '17 12:14:29 AM Hanz
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* In ''Videogame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'', Joker is never referred to by that name and is instead known as John Doe. C-Lister villain Blockbuster is also only known as Roland.
6th Sep '17 11:41:26 AM DragonRanger
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* The Heisei-era[[labelnote:*]]post-1998[[/labelnote]] ''Franchise/KamenRider'' series vary in this respect, asserting the autonomy of their own universes from each other (at least until ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' screwed with their timelines and the subsequent team-ups), with only a handful of series actually calling their warriors "Riders:"

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* The Heisei-era[[labelnote:*]]post-1998[[/labelnote]] Modern ''Franchise/KamenRider'' series vary in this respect, asserting the autonomy of their own universes from each other (at least until ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' screwed with their timelines and the subsequent team-ups), (barring SchizoContinuity in crossovers), with only a handful of series actually calling their warriors "Riders:"



** Averted in ''Series/KamenRiderDouble,'' where the people of Fuuto give the name "Kamen Rider" to their mysterious protector. Shotaro, who's very fond of the city, takes a good deal of pride in the name, and when a MonsterOfTheWeek tries to frame them he almost seems angrier at his sullying the "Kamen Rider" name. However, only people in the know refer to him as "Double".

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** Averted in ''Series/KamenRiderDouble,'' ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'', where the people of Fuuto give the name "Kamen Rider" to their mysterious protector. Shotaro, who's very fond of the city, takes a good deal of pride in the name, and when a MonsterOfTheWeek tries to frame them he almost seems angrier at his sullying the "Kamen Rider" name. However, only people in the know refer to him as "Double".



*** This is however averted in the ''[[Series/KamenRiderExAid Ex-Aid]]'' special ''Kamen Sentai Gorider''; Baron and Marika both refer to themselves as Kamen Riders, and absolutely no mention is made of the term Armored Riders.



** ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' goes back to generally not using the title (except for the OpeningNarration). Oddly, it is established to exist in-universe as Ghost is given the "Kamen Rider" title by the sage who gives him his powers; but unlike in other Rider series no reason is ever provided as to ''why'' the sage would name him that. ''Film/KamenRider1'' suggests that this is because the sage knows about the original Kamen Rider and has a great deal of respect for him, giving Ghost the name in honor of the legendary hero.

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** ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' goes back to generally not using the title (except for the OpeningNarration). Oddly, it is established to exist in-universe as Ghost is given the "Kamen Rider" title by the sage who gives him his powers; but unlike in other Rider series no reason is ever provided as to ''why'' the sage would name him that. ''Film/KamenRider1'' The tie-in movie ''Film/KamenRider1'', a crossover with [[Series/KamenRider the original series]], suggests that this is because the sage knows about the original Kamen Rider and has a great deal of respect for him, giving Ghost the name in honor of the legendary hero.


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** ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'' uses the same aversion as ''Double'': the rumor mill calls him "Kamen Rider" (oddly, even before he got a motorcycle to ride), while he himself refers to his alter-ego as "Build". And the setting of the show is largely incompatible with other Rider series (despite him making appearances in ''Ex-Aid'' -- [[SchizoContinuity Rider continuity is screwy]]), so it's unlikely the term originated with a previous Rider in-universe.
28th Aug '17 4:48:41 PM themisterfree
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* Averted in the GIJoe films. The Joes and Cobras are referred to exclusively by their codenames.

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* Averted in the GIJoe ''GIJoe'' films. The Joes and Cobras are referred to exclusively by their codenames.


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* The 2017 ''[[Film/PowerRangers2017 Power Rangers]]'' ContinuityReboot has everyone using names and terminology (Zordon, Alpha 5, Rita Repulsa, the Megazord) from the [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers original series]], despite some of the characters (including the Rangers themselves) [[LampshadeHanging pointing out how silly the names are]].
11th Aug '17 3:22:54 PM Manny20444
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* Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse:

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