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5th Feb '16 3:57:14 PM sslemmons
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* In Emily St. John Mandel's ''Literature/StationEleven,'' a number of characters are known solely by their function. The conductor of the Traveling Symphony prefers to be called "the conductor." One of the viola players changes her name to "Viola." The prophet also abandons his given name.
27th Jan '16 10:52:22 PM Adept
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This is an example of Only Known By Their Nickname, not this trope.
* ''LightNovel/TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya'': ** Kyon's younger sister is only known by, well, ''Kyon's sister''. Not even the [[AdaptationDisplacement original light novels]] give her an actual name. Even during the baseball game her name is humorously put down as Kyon's sister. The more minor character, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the president of the computer club]], is also invoked by this trope. ** Not to mention that Kyon itself is a nickname and his real name has not been revealed.
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* ''LightNovel/TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya'': ** ''LightNovel/TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya'': Kyon's younger sister is only known by, well, ''Kyon's sister''. Not even the [[AdaptationDisplacement original light novels]] give her an actual name. Even during the baseball game her name is humorously put down as Kyon's sister. The more minor character, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the president of the computer club]], is also invoked by this trope. \n** Not to mention that Kyon itself is a nickname and his real name has not been revealed.

* ''Manga/HellTeacherNube''. Nube's actual name is Meisuke Nueno. Nobody calls him that except [[SexyMentor Minako-sensei]] and [[spoiler: his estranged father]].
27th Jan '16 10:44:51 PM Adept
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* The manager/store owner in ''Manga/CafeKichijoujiDe'' is usually called "he boss" by his staff.
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* The manager/store owner in ''Manga/CafeKichijoujiDe'' is usually called "he "the boss" by his staff.
23rd Jan '16 8:51:39 AM Kakai
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* The bounty hunter in ''Webcomic/{{Plume}}'' is called the Hunter.
20th Jan '16 7:11:30 AM ChronoLegion
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** VIC is a final example; while "Vic" is a real name, it actually stands for Virtual Intelligence Computer. Similarly, though FILSS is often referred to as "Sheila," her real name stands for Freelancer Integrated Logistics and Security System. In both cases, their "names" are more descriptors of what they do than a unique name.
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** VIC is a final example; while "Vic" is a real name, it actually stands for Virtual Intelligence Computer. Similarly, though FILSS is often referred to as "Sheila," "Sheila" (thanks to a StableTimeLoop), her real name stands for Freelancer Integrated Logistics and Security System. In both cases, their "names" are more descriptors of what they do than a unique name.
20th Jan '16 7:10:36 AM ChronoLegion
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** The Freelancers have The Director (whose name is eventually revealed to be [[spoiler:Leonard Church]], but he's still rarely ever called by it), and The Counselor (whose name has yet to be revealed).
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** The Freelancers have The Director (whose name is eventually revealed to be [[spoiler:Leonard Church]], but he's still rarely ever called by it), and The Counselor (whose name has yet to be revealed).is eventually revealed as Aiden Price).
20th Jan '16 7:01:52 AM ChronoLegion
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* For the longest time in ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', Noah Bennet's mysterious associate was known simply as "The Haitian." Claire later reveals that his real name is [[spoiler:René]].
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* For the longest time in ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', Noah Bennet's mysterious associate was known simply as "The Haitian." Claire later reveals that his real name is [[spoiler:René]]. Earlier, Bennet himself was only known among the fans as HRG, which stands for "Horned-Rim Glasses", his signature eyewear. His first name wasn't revealed until much later.
20th Jan '16 6:58:17 AM ChronoLegion
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** It should be noted that Time Lords are only a small percentage of the Gallifreyan people (they're regular HumanAliens with no ResurrectiveImmortality or TimeTravel capability). Presumably, most of them have regular names.
20th Jan '16 5:43:33 AM ChronoLegion
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* Several Soviet comedies by Leonid Gaidai (including ''Film/OperationYAndShuriksOtherAdventures'' and ''Film/KidnappingCaucasianStyle'') feature a trio of bumbling crooks, whose names are never spoken aloud. In fact, the only way to know even their nicknames is from the end credits, where they're revealed to be the Coward, the Fool, and the Pro.
20th Jan '16 4:04:29 AM Adept
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* Linda from ''Hyperdimension {{Neptunia}} [[HyperdimensionNeptuniaMk2 Mk-2]]'' gets the moniker "Underling" from Nepgear and company, and the name at the top of the text box whenever she speaks is replaced with "Underling" from then on out.
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* Linda from ''Hyperdimension {{Neptunia}} [[HyperdimensionNeptuniaMk2 Mk-2]]'' ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaMk2'' gets the moniker "Underling" from Nepgear and company, and the name at the top of the text box whenever she speaks is replaced with "Underling" from then on out.
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