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22nd Sep '16 4:44:17 PM DragonRanger
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** Played with in ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', where the local DJ gives our hero his name... but that name is ''Armored'' Rider Gaim (as an ''armored'' member of the Team ''Gaim'' dance crew, where such crews are called "Beat ''Riders''"), and "Armored Rider" becomes the term used for the series' warriors instead of "Kamen Rider". Like with other shows, the phrase "Kamen Rider" is used in crossovers, though Gaim ''is'' one of the rare ones that goes "Kamen Who?" at first. It ends up being FridgeBrilliance, as most of ''Gaim'''s Armored Riders are not truly heroic, so it becomes pretty clear that the series may have many characters in armor but only ''one'' true Kamen Rider.

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** Played with in ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', where the local DJ gives our hero his name... but that name is ''Armored'' Rider Gaim (as an ''armored'' member of the Team ''Gaim'' dance crew, where such crews are called "Beat ''Riders''"), and "Armored Rider" becomes the term used for the series' warriors instead of "Kamen Rider". Like with other shows, the phrase "Kamen Rider" is used in crossovers, though Gaim ''is'' one of the rare ones that goes "Kamen Who?" at first. It ends up being FridgeBrilliance, as most of ''Gaim'''s Armored Riders are not truly in fact heroic, so it becomes pretty clear that the series may have many characters in armor but only ''one'' true Kamen Rider.



** Averted in ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'', where Ghost is given the title of Kamen Rider when he gets his powers. It remains to be seen if there's any special meaning to the name, as there has been in past series.

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** Averted in ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'', where ''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 of Kamen by the sage who gives him his powers; but unlike in other Rider when he gets his powers. It remains series no reason is ever provided as to be seen if there's any special meaning to ''why'' the name, as there has been in past series.sage would name him that.
19th Sep '16 7:28:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* Very briefly during the ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' saga of 1993-1994, there is a storyline in which, shortly after the defeat of Bane, one of Gotham City's mobsters enlists the services of "Mekros" to take down Batman. Nobody ever learns Mekros's real name (the mob boss even refers to him as "Codename: Mekros", which is also the title of the story) or even sees his face, because he is a masked, cybernetic, brainwashed assassin who is a product of the CIA's legendary "MK-Ultra" project from the Cold War (which gets a ContinuityNod a couple of years later when Batman faces off against a woman who is the product of that same program, although Mekros is never named again). However, Mekros himself never uses the name Mekros, for the only reason he ever speaks at all is because he's been programmed by mind-bending drugs to endlessly recite passages from Machiavelli's ''ThePrince'', the most prominent of which is "Only the Phoenix survives chaos." Thus, more naive readers could have been forgiven for assuming his codename was "The Phoenix."
* A one-off {{Superman}} villain in the early 2000s eschewed giving himself an alias, instead using his given name, "Gabriel Van Daniken." He even mocks the practice of villains giving themselves code names:

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* Very briefly during the ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' saga of 1993-1994, there is a storyline in which, shortly after the defeat of Bane, one of Gotham City's mobsters enlists the services of "Mekros" to take down Batman. Nobody ever learns Mekros's real name (the mob boss even refers to him as "Codename: Mekros", which is also the title of the story) or even sees his face, because he is a masked, cybernetic, brainwashed assassin who is a product of the CIA's legendary "MK-Ultra" project from the Cold War (which gets a ContinuityNod a couple of years later when Batman faces off against a woman who is the product of that same program, although Mekros is never named again). However, Mekros himself never uses the name Mekros, for the only reason he ever speaks at all is because he's been programmed by mind-bending drugs to endlessly recite passages from Machiavelli's ''ThePrince'', ''Literature/ThePrince'', the most prominent of which is "Only the Phoenix survives chaos." Thus, more naive readers could have been forgiven for assuming his codename was "The Phoenix."
* A one-off {{Superman}} ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' villain in the early 2000s eschewed giving himself an alias, instead using his given name, "Gabriel Van Daniken." He even mocks the practice of villains giving themselves code names:
13th Sep '16 7:38:48 PM comicwriter
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** Oddly, "Doctor Doom" would seem to be a perfectly sensible thing to call a person [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate with a doctor's degree]] whose last name is "Doom"[[labelnote:*]]technically "von Doom", but people Anglicise such names in all sorts of different ways[[/labelnote]]. In some of the dubs (the Brazilian one, for example), his line "Call me Doom" is changed to "Call me Doctor Doom".

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** Oddly, "Doctor Doom" "DoctorDoom" would seem to be a perfectly sensible thing to call a person [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate with a doctor's degree]] whose last name is "Doom"[[labelnote:*]]technically "von Doom", but people Anglicise such names in all sorts of different ways[[/labelnote]]. In some of the dubs (the Brazilian one, for example), his line "Call me Doom" is changed to "Call me Doctor Doom".
13th Sep '16 7:36:47 PM comicwriter
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** Jean Grey and Kitty Pryde never use codenames in the films. While their comic counterparts went through a few over the years, they usually go by their birth names anyway (a rarity for superhero comics).

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** Jean Grey Comicbook/JeanGrey and Kitty Pryde Comicbook/KittyPryde never use codenames in the films. While their comic counterparts went through a few over the years, they usually go by their birth names anyway (a rarity for superhero comics).



** XMenFilmSeries/{{Deadpool}} is never referred to as "Deadpool" in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', and is always called "Wade" or after his transformation "Weapon XI." The closest they ever get is Stryker calling the experimental procedure "The Deadpool." This is averted in his [[Film/{{Deadpool 2016}} solo film]] where he is referred to as such the whole time.

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** XMenFilmSeries/{{Deadpool}} is never referred to as "Deadpool" in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', and is always called "Wade" or after his transformation "Weapon XI." The closest they ever get is Stryker calling the experimental procedure "The Deadpool." This is averted in his [[Film/{{Deadpool 2016}} solo film]] where he is referred to as such the whole time.rather frequently.



*** Subverted by Psylocke, who is only called by her codename.

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*** Subverted by Psylocke, Comicbook/{{Psylocke}}, who is only called by her codename.
31st Aug '16 11:46:14 AM nighttrainfm
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'''Oliver:''' [[HypocrisyNod ...Point.]]

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'''Oliver:''' [[HypocrisyNod ...Point.]]
The ''point'' is...
10th Aug '16 2:41:51 PM Anicomicgeek
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* Simiar to the examples of Crossfire and Union Jack, Miles Warren in both ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnmiation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' never went by the codename "Jackal" or wore his costume--but given the latter [[CutShort ended prematurely]], it's entirely possible that he would've at some point had ''Spectacular'' continued.

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* Simiar Similar to the examples of Crossfire and Union Jack, Miles Warren in both ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnmiation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' never went by the codename "Jackal" or wore his costume--but given the latter [[CutShort ended prematurely]], it's entirely possible that he would've at some point had ''Spectacular'' continued.continued.
* Daedalus Boch is never referred to as "Doodlebug" in ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman''.
9th Aug '16 9:09:34 AM WillBGood
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'''Fugate:''' Don't count on it, Batman. When it comes to ''clocks'', I am ''king''. ''[[GratuitousFrench En garde!]]

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'''Fugate:''' Don't count on it, Batman. When it comes to ''clocks'', I am ''king''. ''[[GratuitousFrench ''king. [[GratuitousFrench En garde!]]garde!]]''
9th Aug '16 8:39:23 AM WillBGood
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--->'''Coulson:''' [[SarcasmMode Because nothing bad ever happens when you're working with]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast something called "Darkforce."]]

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--->'''Coulson:''' Because [[SarcasmMode Because nothing bad ever happens happens]] when you're working with]] with [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast something called "Darkforce."]]
6th Aug '16 8:50:45 AM siberia82
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** ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} goes by the name Logan almost exclusively and even mocks people with codenames. Stryker seems to be the only one who wants to call him Wolverine, which was more of a military-style CodeName. In the first film, it is mentioned that "The Wolverine" is a nickname he uses in his cage-fighting career, and in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', he's inspired to take the pseudonym by a Myth/{{Native American|Mythology}} folk-tale his girlfriend recounts to him.
** The name "Professor X" is only used twice in both ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and [[Film/XMen the series]], and Xavier brushes it off. He's more commonly addressed by his professor title, or Charles by those who are close to him.
** Selfdemonstrating/{{Magneto}} is often referred to as Erik, although usually only by Xavier, Mystique, and Beast.
** Mystique is frequently called Raven by Charles and Hank.

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** ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} XMenFilmSeries/{{Wolverine}} goes by the name Logan almost exclusively and even mocks people with codenames. Stryker seems to be the only one who wants to call him Wolverine, which was more of a military-style CodeName. In the first film, it is mentioned that "The Wolverine" is a nickname he uses in his cage-fighting career, and in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', he's inspired to take the pseudonym by a Myth/{{Native American|Mythology}} folk-tale his girlfriend recounts to him.
** The code name "Professor X" [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier Professor X]] is only used twice in both ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and [[Film/XMen the series]], and Xavier brushes it off. He's more commonly addressed by his professor title, or Charles by those who are close to him.
** Selfdemonstrating/{{Magneto}} XMenFilmSeries/{{Magneto}} is often referred to as Erik, although usually only by Xavier, Mystique, and Beast.
** Mystique XMenFilmSeries/{{Mystique}} is frequently called Raven by Charles and Hank.



** Hank [=McCoy=] doesn't go by his codename Beast in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''. He does eventually embrace the nickname that Havok bestows on him towards the end of ''First Class'', however. In ''Days of Future Past'', Wolverine calls Hank (who has essentially retired from superheroics due to the X-Men having disbanded) Beast and "Beastie" several times to try and goad him into a fight. He's most often referred to by his given name, though.

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** Hank [=McCoy=] doesn't go by his codename Beast in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''. He does eventually embrace the nickname that Havok bestows on him towards just before the end climax of ''First Class'', however. In ''Days of Future Past'', ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', Wolverine calls Hank (who has essentially retired from superheroics due to the X-Men having disbanded) Beast and "Beastie" several times to try and goad him into a fight. He's most often referred to by his given name, though.



** SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} is never referred to as "Deadpool" in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', and is always called "Wade" or after his transformation "Weapon XI." The closest they ever get is Stryker calling the experimental procedure "The Deadpool." This is averted in his [[Film/{{Deadpool}} solo film]] where he is referred to as such the whole time.
** "Bobby" has no codename in the first movie, introduces himself to Wolverine as Iceman in the second film, and is then called Bobby throughout the rest of the series until a brief moment in which Pyro picks a fight.
** Colossus was referred to by his codename by Wolverine as they walked out of the Danger Room near the beginning of ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''. Beforehand, Wolverine calls him Tin-Man as a joke. (he does go by Colossus in ''Deadpool'', along with the other X-Mansion resident that shows up, [[AwesomeMcCoolName Negasonic Teenage Warhead]])

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** SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} XMenFilmSeries/{{Deadpool}} is never referred to as "Deadpool" in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', and is always called "Wade" or after his transformation "Weapon XI." The closest they ever get is Stryker calling the experimental procedure "The Deadpool." This is averted in his [[Film/{{Deadpool}} [[Film/{{Deadpool 2016}} solo film]] where he is referred to as such the whole time.
** "Bobby" Bobby has no codename in the first movie, introduces himself to Wolverine as Iceman in the second film, and is then called Bobby throughout the rest of the series until a brief moment in which Pyro picks a fight.
** Colossus was referred to by his codename by Wolverine as they walked out of the Danger Room near the beginning of ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''. Beforehand, Wolverine calls him Tin-Man as a joke. (he He does go by Colossus in ''Deadpool'', ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'', along with the other X-Mansion resident that shows up, [[AwesomeMcCoolName Negasonic Teenage Warhead]])Warhead]].



*** [[Comicbook/{{Apocalypse}} the title villain]] is never called by anything other than given name En Sabah Nur, although there's a MythologyGag to [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the name he adopted in the comics]] ("Where ever this being was, he would always have four followers who he would imbue with power." "Like the Four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse.").
*** Subverted by Psylocke, who is only called by the codename.

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*** [[Comicbook/{{Apocalypse}} the The title villain]] is never called by anything other than given name En Sabah Nur, although there's a MythologyGag to [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the name he adopted in the comics]] ("Where ever this being was, he would always have four followers who he would imbue with power." "Like the Four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse.").
*** Subverted by Psylocke, who is only called by the her codename.
2nd Aug '16 12:32:30 PM comicwriter
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* ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'' is another case where nobody has codenames to begin with. Yes, even our hero himself, who is legally [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Stephen Strange, MD]]. Like the Zemo example above, Baron Mordo is not actually a Baron her and is just called Karl Mordo.

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* ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'' is another case where nobody has codenames to begin with. Yes, even our hero himself, who is legally [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Stephen Strange, MD]]. Like the Zemo example above, Baron Mordo is not actually a Baron her here and is just called Karl Mordo.
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