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12th Aug '16 1:32:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[{{Conqueror}} Lords of the Bow]]'' includes a nameless assassin and spy who infiltrate the Mongol camp during the siege of Yenking. The spy goes by the name Ma Tsin, though this is a pseudonym, and the sections told from his PointOfView only ever refer to him as 'the spy'. ''Bones of the Hills'' features the Old Man of the Mountains, imam of the [[ProfessionalKiller Assassins]].
* In the original novel ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' by Gaston Leroux, there is a rather plot-central character known only as the Persian. He was, however, cut from Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical based on said book, with Madame Giry somewhat taking over his role.

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* ''[[{{Conqueror}} ''[[Literature/{{Conqueror}} Lords of the Bow]]'' includes a nameless assassin and spy who infiltrate the Mongol camp during the siege of Yenking. The spy goes by the name Ma Tsin, though this is a pseudonym, and the sections told from his PointOfView only ever refer to him as 'the spy'. ''Bones of the Hills'' features the Old Man of the Mountains, imam of the [[ProfessionalKiller Assassins]].
* In the original novel ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' by Gaston Leroux, there is a rather plot-central character known only as the Persian. He was, however, cut from Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical based on said book, with Madame Giry somewhat taking over his role.
11th Aug '16 7:40:34 AM erforce
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* In ''Toxic Crusaders'', Toxie's mother is called Mom by Toxie and "Toxie's Mom" by everyone else.

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* In ''Toxic Crusaders'', ''WesternAnimation/ToxicCrusaders'', Toxie's mother is called Mom by Toxie and "Toxie's Mom" by everyone else.
10th Aug '16 8:15:59 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'', only the ruling class have actual names: everyone else is called things like "Old Gardener" (except prostitutes who take the names of flowers.) The protagonist ends up being called Anjin-san, which is a polite way to refer to his job as Pilot of a ship.

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* In ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'', ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'', only the ruling class have actual names: everyone else is called things like "Old Gardener" (except prostitutes who take the names of flowers.) flowers). The protagonist ends up being called Anjin-san, which is a polite way to refer to his job as Pilot of a ship.
5th Aug '16 12:24:36 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Arbiter's true name is never mentioned in the original trilogy, while the Master Chief is referred to only by his rank (or occasionally his designation number "117") until the very end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. However, the books had already revealed that their true names were, respectively, Thel 'Vadam(ee) and John.

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* ** The Arbiter's true name is never mentioned in the original trilogy, while the Master Chief is referred to only by his rank (or occasionally his designation number "117") until the very end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. However, the books had already revealed that their true names were, respectively, Thel 'Vadam(ee) and John.
5th Aug '16 12:24:24 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series, the Arbiter's true name is never mentioned, while the Master Chief is referred to only by his rank (or occasionally his designation number "117") until the very end of ''Halo 3''. However, the books reveal that their true names are respectively [[spoiler:Thel 'Vadam(ee)]] and [[spoiler:John]].
** Most pre-''4'' Covenant characters are never addressed by their names in-game; the names of the Prophets of Truth, Mercy, and Regret, the half-jawed Shipmaster, and the ''VideoGame/HaloWars'' Arbiter have only been revealed in non-game material.[[note]]In case you're wondering, they're [[spoiler:Ord Casto, Hod Rumnt, Lod Mron, Rtas 'Vadum(ee), and Ripa 'Moramee.]][[/note]]
** The ExpandedUniverse reveals that many high-ranking Forerunners were referred to only by their titles; the two main examples would be the Librarian and the Didact, who called each other as such even though they were ''married''.[[note]]Their actual names are First Light Weaves Living Song and Shadow of Sundered Star, respectively.[[/note]]

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series, the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
* The
Arbiter's true name is never mentioned, mentioned in the original trilogy, while the Master Chief is referred to only by his rank (or occasionally his designation number "117") until the very end of ''Halo 3''. ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. However, the books reveal had already revealed that their true names are respectively [[spoiler:Thel 'Vadam(ee)]] were, respectively, Thel 'Vadam(ee) and [[spoiler:John]].
John.
** Most pre-''4'' pre-''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' Covenant characters are never addressed by their names in-game; the names of the Prophets of Truth, Mercy, and Regret, the half-jawed Shipmaster, and the ''VideoGame/HaloWars'' Arbiter have only been revealed in non-game material.[[note]]In material[[note]]In case you're wondering, they're [[spoiler:Ord Ord Casto, Hod Rumnt, Lod Mron, Rtas 'Vadum(ee), and Ripa 'Moramee.]][[/note]]
'Moramee[[/note]].
** The ExpandedUniverse reveals that many high-ranking Forerunners were referred to only by their titles; the two main examples would be the Librarian and the Didact, who called each other as such even though they were ''married''.[[note]]Their ''married''[[note]]Their actual names are First Light Weaves Living Song and Shadow of Sundered Star, respectively.[[/note]]respectively[[/note]].
4th Aug '16 2:59:00 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** Dean Pelton is called Dean more than he's called Craig. The fact he constantly makes dean-related puns (it's his whole i-dean-tity) doesn't help.
1st Aug '16 2:19:39 PM BananaPancakes
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->''[Coach answers the bar's telephone.]''\\
'''Coach:''' Cheers... Yeah, just a sec. ''[to everyone in the bar]'' Is there an Ernie Pantusso here?\\
'''Sam:''' That's you, Coach.\\
'''Coach:''' ''[into the phone]'' Speaking.

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->''[Coach ->[''Coach answers the bar's telephone.]''\\
'''Coach:'''
'']\\
'''Coach''':
Cheers... Yeah, just a sec. ''[to [''To everyone in the bar]'' bar''] Is there an Ernie Pantusso here?\\
'''Sam:''' '''Sam''': That's you, Coach.\\
'''Coach:''' ''[into '''Coach''': [''Into the phone]'' phone''] Speaking.



** The comic once claimed in response to a reader's letter that Dennis the Menace's father was actually named "Dennis's Dad" at birth, and knew he had found his future wife when he met a girl called Dennis's Mum.

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** The comic once claimed in response to a reader's letter that Dennis the Menace's father was actually named "Dennis's "Dennis' Dad" at birth, and knew he had found his future wife when he met a girl called Dennis's Dennis' Mum.



* ''Film/HocusPocus'': Max is repeatedly called "Hollywood" by Salem, Massachusetts, delinquents Jay and Ernie ([[DoNotCallMePaul sorry]], ''Ice'') because he has recently moved to Salem from Southern California--and in Jay and Ice's minds, the only important thing about Southern California is Hollywood. (And the fact that "Holly" is a girl's name might also be a factor, in humiliating Max.)

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* ''Film/HocusPocus'': Max is repeatedly called "Hollywood" by Salem, Massachusetts, delinquents Jay and Ernie ([[DoNotCallMePaul sorry]], ''Ice'') because he has recently moved to Salem from Southern California--and in Jay and Ice's minds, the only important thing about Southern California is Hollywood. (And the fact that "Holly" is a girl's female name might also be a factor, factor in humiliating Max.)



* In the ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' sequel ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark,'' when the Tyrannosaurus rampages through the streets of the city, one poor man makes a failed attempt to get into a building [[DeathByCameo and becomes lunch]]. He's forever memorialized in the credits as "Unlucky Bastard." Talk about truth in advertising...

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* In the ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' sequel ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark,'' ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', when the Tyrannosaurus rampages through the streets of the city, San Diego, one poor man makes a failed attempt to get into a locked building [[DeathByCameo and becomes lunch]].dinosaur food]]. He's forever memorialized in the credits as "Unlucky Bastard." Talk about truth in advertising...



* None of ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'' have known names. The parents are referred to as "Papa" and "Mama" while the children are "Sister" and "Brother". This could be justified if only family members called them that, but ''everyone'' uses those titles. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when another girl makes fun of Sister's name. Before Sister was born, Brother was just called "Small Bear."

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* None of ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'' have has known names. The parents are referred to as "Papa" and "Mama" while the children are "Sister" and "Brother". This could be justified if only family members called them that, but ''everyone'' uses those titles. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when another girl makes fun of Sister's name. Before Sister was born, Brother was just called "Small Bear."



** The White Witch [[note]]who, confusingly, is also called "the Queen" and "the Witch"[[/note]] actually gets a name--Jadis.

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** The White Witch [[note]]who, (who, confusingly, is also called "the Queen" and "the Witch"[[/note]] Witch") actually gets a name--Jadis.name: Jadis.



-->'''Stupid Looking Kid:''' I think it [my name]'s Keith.
-->'''Maurice:''' You never said you had a name!

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-->'''Stupid --->'''Stupid Looking Kid:''' Kid''': I think it [my name]'s Keith.
-->'''Maurice:'''
Keith.\\
'''Maurice''':
You never said you had a name!



** JustifiedTrope. Naming any Power in the Young Wizards books seems (probably a deliberate move on Duane's part) to be like naming a god in certain real cultures: even if you can obtain and pronounce Its true name, the sheer extra-dimensionality and, well, power that comes with invoking such a name will probably kill or injure you in the process. However, the two main characters manage to speak the true name of the Lone Power ''once,'' while at the peak of their power as wizards. Mainly because being able to speak someone's true name allows them to alter it; [[spoiler:this allows the main character to open a path for the Lone Power's eventual redemption.]]

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** JustifiedTrope. Naming any Power in the Young Wizards books seems (probably a deliberate move on Duane's part) to be like naming a god in certain real cultures: even if you can obtain and pronounce Its true name, the sheer extra-dimensionality and, well, power that comes with invoking such a name will probably kill or injure you in the process. However, the two main characters manage to speak the true name of the Lone Power ''once,'' ''once'', while at the peak of their power as wizards. Mainly because being able to speak someone's true name allows them to alter it; [[spoiler:this allows the main character to open a path for the Lone Power's eventual redemption.]]



* Creator/HGWells's ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' has a framing story of the Traveler telling his tale to a group of men. Apart from Filby, all are identified by their description: The Editor, The Provincial Mayor, The Medical Man, The Time Traveller and so on.

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* Creator/HGWells's Creator/HGWells' ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' has a framing story of the Traveler telling his tale to a group of men. Apart from Filby, all are identified by their description: The Editor, The Provincial Mayor, The Medical Man, The Time Traveller and so on.



** In ''Literature/TheHobbit'', neither the Elvenking nor the Master of Lake-Town are named--though in ''The Lord of the Rings'', the Elvenking's name is revealed to be Thranduil. [[note]]Since ''The Hobbit'' wasn't written to be part of Middle-Earth, the use of real Norse names for the dwarves necessitated a complicated scheme in ''The Lord of the Rings'' in which dwarves never reveal their real Dwarvish names to outsiders, instead [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname adopting "outer names"]] in nearby human tongues, which were ''themselves'' "[[TranslationConvention translated]]" by Tolkien into Old Norse. Imagine if the human and elf characters had to receive the same treatment![[/note]]

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** In ''Literature/TheHobbit'', neither the Elvenking nor the Master of Lake-Town are named--though in ''The Lord of the Rings'', the Elvenking's name is revealed to be Thranduil. [[note]]Since ''The Hobbit'' wasn't written to be part of Middle-Earth, the use of real Norse names for the dwarves necessitated a complicated scheme in ''The Lord of the Rings'' in which dwarves never reveal their real Dwarvish names to outsiders, instead [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname adopting "outer names"]] in nearby human tongues, which were ''themselves'' "[[TranslationConvention translated]]" by Tolkien into Old Norse. Imagine if the human and elf characters had to receive the same treatment![[/note]]



* At the end of the first ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' book, Eragon gets a telepathic message from someone called "The Weeping Sage," or "The Cripple Who Is Whole." [[spoiler:Subverted in that in the next book, we find out his name is Oromis.]]

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* At the end of the first ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' book, Eragon gets a telepathic message from someone called "The Weeping Mourning Sage," or "The Cripple Who Is Whole." [[spoiler:Subverted in that in the next book, we find out his name is Oromis.]]



* In Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TillWeHaveFaces'', the King is known only as the King, except for once in the beginning when his name is given as Trom. Similarly, the first priest of Ungit is only ever the Priest.
* The Consul in Creator/DanSimmons's ''Literature/HyperionCantos''.

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* In Creator/CSLewis's Creator/CSLewis' ''Literature/TillWeHaveFaces'', the King is known only as the King, except for once in the beginning when his name is given as Trom. Similarly, the first priest of Ungit is only ever the Priest.
* The Consul in Creator/DanSimmons's Creator/DanSimmons' ''Literature/HyperionCantos''.



* ''Literature/AnnalsOfTheWesternShore:'' In ''Voices'', the (former) Waylord of Ansul is always called Waylord by Memer and the other people in his household. It's jarring when RebelLeader Desac shows up and calls him by his first name, Sulter.

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* ''Literature/AnnalsOfTheWesternShore:'' ''Literature/AnnalsOfTheWesternShore'': In ''Voices'', the (former) Waylord of Ansul is always called Waylord by Memer and the other people in his household. It's jarring when RebelLeader Desac shows up and calls him by his first name, Sulter.



* 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.

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* In Emily St. John Mandel's ''Literature/StationEleven,'' ''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.



* In Terry Fallis' ''The Best Laid Plans'' and ''The High Road'', set in the Canadian Parliament, the party leaders are only ever called the NDP, Conservative, or Liberal Leader, unless the reference is to the leader of the governing party ([[spoiler:Conservatives until just over halfway through the latter, then Liberals]]), who is called "the Prime Minister." Indeed, only five elected [=MPs=] ever get named in either book: [[spoiler:[[TheHero Angus McLintock]] and the four people who become Minister of Finance, since the Member he [[SpringtimeForHitler accidentally defeats]] in ''Best Laid Plans'' had that portfolio]]. TruthInTelevision as explained under Real Life, but very much an ExaggeratedTrope.[[note]]It's also {{justified|Trope}} as both have the underlying idea that if dedicated, knowledgeable, ethical people got into office, government would function better. Most [=MPs=] in this universe have none of those qualities and thus are not memorable enough to merit names.[[/note]]



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* The Hero of the SeriesOlympus, get`s called anything beside his real name. ''Mercenary'' and Son of [[spoiler: Aegeus]] are often used.

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[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The Hero of the SeriesOlympus, get`s SeriesOlympus gets called anything beside ''but'' his real name. ''Mercenary'' and Son of [[spoiler: Aegeus]] [[spoiler:Aegeus]] are often used.



* The Janitor from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''--he even calls himself that. [[spoiler:In the final episode, he tells J.D. his real name is Glenn Matthews]].
** But unfortunately as soon as J.D. leaves, [[spoiler:an orderly walks by and says "Hey Tommy."The Janitor responds with "What's up?," thus leaving his true name a mystery]]. That is, until WordOfGod confirmed that the Janitor was telling the truth for once.

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* The Janitor from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''--he ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' -- he even calls himself that. [[spoiler:In the final episode, he tells J.D. his real name is Glenn Matthews]].
** But unfortunately as soon as J.D. leaves, [[spoiler:an orderly walks by and says "Hey Tommy."The " The Janitor responds with "What's up?," thus leaving his true name a mystery]]. That is, until WordOfGod confirmed that the Janitor was telling the truth for once.



* The Waitress and The Lawyer on ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''. The fact that no one knows the Waitress's name after all their interactions with her is a RunningGag.

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* The Waitress and The Lawyer on ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''. The fact that no one knows the Waitress's Waitress' name after all their interactions with her is a RunningGag.



* Several characters on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' are known by their titles/professions only. Famous examples are the [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Swedish Chef]] and the [[DeadlineNews Newsman]]. (An OverlyLongName was given for the Swedish Chef by the guest star in one episode[[note]]"But we call him Tom."[[/note]], but it was very possibly a joke.)

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* Several characters on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' are known by their titles/professions only. Famous examples are the [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Swedish Chef]] and the [[DeadlineNews Newsman]]. (An OverlyLongName was given for the Swedish Chef by the guest star in one episode[[note]]"But episode,[[note]]"But we call him Tom."[[/note]], "[[/note]] but it was very possibly a joke.)



** Most pre-''4'' Covenant characters are never addressed by their names in-game; the names of the Prophets of Truth, Mercy, and Regret, the half-jawed Shipmaster, and the ''VideoGame/HaloWars'' Arbiter have only been revealed in non-game material. [[note]]In case you're wondering, they're [[spoiler:Ord Casto, Hod Rumnt, Lod Mron, Rtas 'Vadum(ee), and Ripa 'Moramee.]][[/note]]
** The ExpandedUniverse reveals that many high-ranking Forerunners were referred to only by their titles; the two main examples would be the Librarian and the Didact, who called each other as such even though they were ''married''. [[note]]Their actual names are First Light Weaves Living Song and Shadow of Sundered Star, respectively.[[/note]]

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** Most pre-''4'' Covenant characters are never addressed by their names in-game; the names of the Prophets of Truth, Mercy, and Regret, the half-jawed Shipmaster, and the ''VideoGame/HaloWars'' Arbiter have only been revealed in non-game material. [[note]]In case you're wondering, they're [[spoiler:Ord Casto, Hod Rumnt, Lod Mron, Rtas 'Vadum(ee), and Ripa 'Moramee.]][[/note]]
** The ExpandedUniverse reveals that many high-ranking Forerunners were referred to only by their titles; the two main examples would be the Librarian and the Didact, who called each other as such even though they were ''married''. [[note]]Their actual names are First Light Weaves Living Song and Shadow of Sundered Star, respectively.[[/note]]



* The player character of ''Videogame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'' is commonly referred to (in-universe and out) as the Jedi Exile. Atris's handmaidens all apparently go by Handmaiden, including the one who joins the party if the Exile's male (her real name, revealed late in the game, is Brianna). Her counterpart character for a female exile, whom you meet in the Jedi ruins of Dantooine, is known as "Disciple" (his real name is Mical).

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* The player character of ''Videogame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'' is commonly referred to (in-universe and out) as the Jedi Exile. Atris's Atris' handmaidens all apparently go by Handmaiden, including the one who joins the party if the Exile's male (her real name, revealed late in the game, is Brianna). Her counterpart character for a female exile, whom you meet in the Jedi ruins of Dantooine, is known as "Disciple" (his real name is Mical).



* The Doctor in ''Videogame/HarvestMoon: Friends of Mineral Town/More Friends of Mineral Town'' is just called "doctor," no matter what. Even if you ''marry'' him, he continues to go by just "Doctor." (However, in ''Harvest Moon DS,'' he gains the name "Trent.")

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* The Doctor in ''Videogame/HarvestMoon: Friends of Mineral Town/More Friends of Mineral Town'' is just called "doctor," no matter what. Even if you ''marry'' him, he continues to go by just "Doctor." (However, in ''Harvest Moon DS,'' DS'', he gains the name "Trent.")



--->'''Ohgren:''' You. Hey, you!\\
'''Warden:''' That's "Commander Hey You," by the way.

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--->'''Ohgren:''' --->'''Ohgren''': You. Hey, you!\\
'''Warden:''' '''Warden''': That's "Commander Hey You," by the way.



* The Illusive Man from the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series is a one man [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Omniscient Council Of Vagueness]]. Nobody knows who he is, where he came from, where he is currently located, and what he actually wants. The only thing that can be said about him for sure is that he looks like a human male about 60 years of age and apparently has almost unlimited resources at his disposal. He does get an origin story in the comic mini-series ''Mass Effect: Evolution'', which reveals, among other things, that his name is [[spoiler:Jack Harper]].

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* The Illusive Man from the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series is a one man one-man [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Omniscient Council Of Vagueness]]. Nobody knows who he is, where he came from, where he is currently located, and what he actually wants. The only thing that can be said about him for sure is that he looks like a human male about 60 years of age and apparently has almost unlimited resources at his disposal. He does get an origin story in the comic mini-series miniseries ''Mass Effect: Evolution'', which reveals, among other things, that his name is [[spoiler:Jack Harper]].



* Played straight and subverted in ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' Every character in the game chooses a codename based on their assigned number, such as Santa[[note]] San is 3 in Japanese[[/note]], Clover[[note]] After the four-leaved clover[[/note]] and Seven[[note]] Oh, come on... Do you ''seriously'' need me to explain this one?![[/note]]... except for [[TheHero Junpei]] because June knows him from before the Nonary Game and gave his name away before the names where chosen.
** Also subverted with [[spoiler: Clover]]. [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep It's actually the character's real name]]... [[spoiler: well, Yotsuba, which is basically the same word.]]

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* Played straight and subverted in ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' Every character in the game chooses a codename based on their assigned number, such as Santa[[note]] San Santa,[[note]]San is 3 three in Japanese[[/note]], Clover[[note]] After Japanese.[[/note]] Clover,[[note]]After the four-leaved clover[[/note]] clover.[[/note]] and Seven[[note]] Oh, Seven[[note]]Oh, come on... Do you ''seriously'' need me to explain this one?![[/note]]...explained?![[/note]]... except for [[TheHero Junpei]] because June knows him from before the Nonary Game and gave his name away before the names where chosen.
** Also subverted with [[spoiler: Clover]].[[spoiler:Clover]]. [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep It's actually the character's real name]]... [[spoiler: well, [[spoiler:well, Yotsuba, which is basically the same word.]]



** Secondary characters also face this like Dragoon, Onion Kid (an in-series newspaper suggested his named was "Rex Crockett," but WordOfGod suggested that's not really his name), Archer, or The Other Warriors: Cleric, Rogue, Berserker Axinhead, and last but not least '''Generic Half-Elven Dual-Class Ranger'''[[note]]The second class was also Ranger.[[/note]]. Later on we learn that the onion kid's true name is [[spoiler: Sarda.]]

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** Secondary characters also face this like Dragoon, Onion Kid (an in-series newspaper suggested his named was "Rex Crockett," but WordOfGod suggested that's not really his name), Archer, or The Other Warriors: Cleric, Rogue, Berserker Axinhead, and last but not least '''Generic Half-Elven Dual-Class Ranger'''[[note]]The Ranger'''.[[note]]The second class was also Ranger.[[/note]]. Later on we learn that the onion kid's true name is [[spoiler: Sarda.[[spoiler:Sarda.]]



--> '''Vanamonde:''' Who ''are'' you?\\
'''Assistant:''' Oh, not ''this'' again.

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--> '''Vanamonde:''' -->'''Vanamonde''': Who ''are'' you?\\
'''Assistant:''' '''Assistant''': Oh, not ''this'' again.



-->'''Jonesy:''' I basically treat that as his first name at this point.

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-->'''Jonesy:''' -->'''Jonesy''': I basically treat that as his first name at this point.



* In ''WebVideo/RobotNinjaAndGayGuy,'' that's what the three main characters call each other.

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* In ''WebVideo/RobotNinjaAndGayGuy,'' that's what the The three main characters protagonists of ''WebVideo/RobotNinjaAndGayGuy'' call each other.other by those terms.



** Same thing goes for WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick. Apart from Nella who calls her Lindsay, everybody calls her Chick. [[IThoughtItMeant But she's not]] TheChick.

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** Same thing goes for WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick. Apart from Nella Nella, who calls her Lindsay, everybody calls her Chick. [[IThoughtItMeant But she's not]] TheChick.



* On ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime,'' nearly all of the [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses many, many princesses]] are simply referred to as "Princess (Whatever)." [[TheSmartGuy Princess Bubblegum]] is named "Bonnibel Bubblegum" (no one calls her by her first name but Marceline, which she seemingly does to annoy her), but the others [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep may not even have]] other names. Similarly with [[AnIcePerson the Ice King]]; his real name is [[spoiler:Simon Petrikov]], but it's only occasionally used by others since [[SanitySlippage he can't remember it himself]].

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* On ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime,'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', nearly all of the [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses many, many princesses]] are simply referred to as "Princess (Whatever)." [[TheSmartGuy Princess Bubblegum]] is named "Bonnibel Bubblegum" (no one calls her by her first name but Marceline, which she seemingly does to annoy her), but the others [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep may not even have]] other names. Similarly with [[AnIcePerson the Ice King]]; his real name is [[spoiler:Simon Petrikov]], but it's only occasionally used by others since [[SanitySlippage he can't remember it himself]].



* The Earth King of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is never called anything other then "The Earth King." According to [[AllThereInTheManual Nickelodeon site]] he was born "Kuei," but was never referred as anything other than his title after being crowned at age four, which apparently was the same with all of the other kings. If a previous monarch needs to be mentioned specifically, they're simply referred to by number[[note]]Kuei is #52[[/note]]. Book 3 of the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' repeats this with his daughter, the then-Earth Queen[[note]]apparently the only one so far[[/note]], named in the credits as Hou-Ting.
** ''Avatar'' actually does this for quite a few people; Longshot, The Foamy Mouth Guy, Sparky Sparky Boom Man [[note]]which, thankfully, was quickly changed to the much cooler-sounding Combustion Man[[/note]], The Cabbage Guy, The Mechanist.

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* The Earth King of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is never called anything other then "The Earth King." According to [[AllThereInTheManual Nickelodeon site]] he was born "Kuei," but was never referred as anything other than his title after being crowned at age four, which apparently was the same with all of the other kings. If a previous monarch needs to be mentioned specifically, they're simply referred to by number[[note]]Kuei number.[[note]]Kuei is #52[[/note]]. the fifty-second.[[/note]] Book 3 of the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' repeats this with his daughter, the then-Earth Queen[[note]]apparently Queen (apparently the only one so far[[/note]], far), named in the credits as Hou-Ting.
** ''Avatar'' actually does this for quite a few people; Longshot, The Foamy Mouth Guy, [[AtrociousAlias Sparky Sparky Boom Man [[note]]which, thankfully, Man]],[[note]]Thankfully, this was quickly changed to the much cooler-sounding Combustion Man[[/note]], Man.[[/note]] The Cabbage Guy, The Mechanist.



-->'''Judge Hiram Mightor:''' State your first name, last name, and occupation.\\
'''Lizardman:''' Lizardman, Lizardman, and uh... Lizardman.

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-->'''Judge Hiram Mightor:''' Mightor''': State your first name, last name, and occupation.\\
'''Lizardman:''' '''Lizardman''': Lizardman, Lizardman, and uh... Lizardman.



* Experiment 625 from the ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' franchise was never given a "true name" until the GrandFinale of ''[[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries The Series]]'', ''WesternAnimation/LeroyAndStitch'', when Lilo finally "caught" him and then helped him decide on a name. They chose Reuben,[[note]]"the classic corned beef and sauerkraut on rye"[[/note]] because he's good at making sandwiches.

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* Experiment 625 from the ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' franchise was never given a "true name" until the GrandFinale of ''[[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries The Series]]'', ''WesternAnimation/LeroyAndStitch'', when Lilo finally "caught" him and then helped him decide on a name. They chose Reuben,[[note]]"the Reuben,[[note]]"The classic corned beef and sauerkraut on rye"[[/note]] rye."[[/note]] because he's good at making sandwiches.



-->'''Porky:''' Name?\\
'''Killer:''' Shropshire Slasher.\\
'''Porky:''' Occupation?\\
'''Killer:''' Shropshire Slasher.

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-->'''Porky:''' -->'''Porky''': Name?\\
'''Killer:''' '''Killer''': Shropshire Slasher.\\
'''Porky:''' '''Porky''': Occupation?\\
'''Killer:''' '''Killer''': Shropshire Slasher.



* On ''Literature/LittlePrincess'', amusingly enough, the only regular characters that have actual names are Little Princess's pets, the dog Scruff and the cat Puss. The title character is called either "Princess" or "the Princess" on the show itself. There's also the King, the Queen, the Chef, the Prime Minister, the Admiral, the gardener and the general.

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* On ''Literature/LittlePrincess'', amusingly enough, the only regular characters that have actual names are Little Princess's Princess' pets, the dog Scruff and the cat Puss. The title character is called either "Princess" or "the Princess" on the show itself. There's also the King, the Queen, the Chef, the Prime Minister, the Admiral, the gardener and the general.



* Although he is not the only individual to hold that title, if you refer to Lord Byron (whose name was George Gordon), people generally know which one you're talking about. The same goes for the Marquis de Sade (Donatien Alphonse François).

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* Although he is not the only individual to hold that title, if you refer to Lord Byron Creator/LordByron (whose name was George Gordon), people generally know which one you're talking about. whom you mean. The same goes for the Marquis de Sade Creator/MarquisDeSade (Donatien Alphonse François).



* In the Canadian House of Commons, you're not allowed to refer to another MP by name. You must say "the honourable member for [district]" or "the honourable Minister of [portfolio]" or the like.
* In Japanese, it is considered disrespectful to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_of_Japan#Addressing_and_naming refer to the Emperor by his name.]] The living emperor is called ''Tennō'' (天皇), "heavenly sovereign" (or longer versions of that title). After his death, the emperor is referred to by the name of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_era_name imperial era]]--for example, the previous emperor's era was called "Shōwa," so that emperor (known in the West as Hirohito) is called the "Emperor Shōwa" (昭和天皇, ''Shōwa Tennō'') in Japan.

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* In the Canadian House of Commons, you're not allowed to refer to another MP by name. You must say "the honourable member Honourable Member for [district]" [District]" or "the honourable Honourable Minister of [portfolio]" [Portfolio]" or the like.
like. This is a carryover from British tradition, when Parliamentarians referred to each other by their districts as a form of LoopholeAbuse to keep royal agents from knowing Parliament was actually meeting.
* In Japanese, it is considered disrespectful to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_of_Japan#Addressing_and_naming refer to the Emperor by his name.]] The living emperor is called ''Tennō'' (天皇), "heavenly sovereign" (or longer versions of that title). After his death, the emperor is referred to by the name of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_era_name imperial era]]--for era]] -- for example, the previous emperor's era was called "Shōwa," so that emperor (known in the West as Hirohito) is called the "Emperor Shōwa" (昭和天皇, ''Shōwa Tennō'') in Japan.
28th Jul '16 10:24:37 AM Willbyr
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* TheJudge in ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney''. In ''Justice For All'', he gives Phoenix a business card, but Phoenix is unable to make out the name on it.

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* TheJudge in ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney''.''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney''. In ''Justice For All'', he gives Phoenix a business card, but Phoenix is unable to make out the name on it.



** [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] with recurring character Wendy Oldbag. Although her name is very well known, the name that shows up over her speech boxes is always "Security Lady."

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** [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] {{Parodied|Trope}} with recurring character Wendy Oldbag. Although her name is very well known, the name that shows up over her speech boxes is always "Security Lady."
23rd Jul '16 5:04:35 PM Pichu-kun
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* "Dead names" in ''Literature/{{Ghostgirl}}'' are somewhere between this and OnlyKnownByTheirNickname, though in this case the characters are named after what they ''did''. Some characters have nicknames attached to their names related to how they died.
19th Jul '16 10:11:40 AM AireDaleDogz
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** Everyone refers to [[FatherlyScientist Professor Utonium]] as "the Professor" or "Professor", including his own daughters.
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