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24th Apr '17 1:12:16 PM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/TheSouthernReachTrilogy'': Expedition members are stripped of their names. During ''Annihilation'' no names are used for any of the characters, and the expedition members are only known as the psychologist, the biologist, the surveyor and the anthropologist.
13th Apr '17 6:01:39 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]], whose real name (if he has one) is unknown because [[RuleOfCreepy that makes him scarier]].

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* [[TheSlenderManMythos [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]], whose real name (if he has one) is unknown because [[RuleOfCreepy that makes him scarier]].
9th Apr '17 10:23:40 AM nombretomado
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* Franchise/RockRaiders: The captain of the LMS Explorer is only ever referred to as "Chief."

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* Franchise/RockRaiders: Toys/RockRaiders: The captain of the LMS Explorer is only ever referred to as "Chief."
5th Apr '17 12:39:27 PM DrSlide
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* In ''Pinball/WHODunnit'', Victoria's manservant is only ever referred to as "Butler."

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* In ''Pinball/WHODunnit'', Victoria's manservant is only ever referred to only as "Butler.""Butler," except in one suspect's remark that reveals his real name as Walter.
5th Apr '17 12:37:31 PM DrSlide
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* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', some programs are named after their function (e.g. the Oracle, the Trainman, the Keymaker, the Architect).

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* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', some programs are named after their function (e.g. the Oracle, the Trainman, the Keymaker, the Architect). Others are named for a distinguishing feature (e.g. the Merovingian, the Twins).
4th Apr '17 9:54:02 PM jtierney50
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* The Bishop in ''LesMiserables'' is only ever called, well, the Bishop, although the script calls him "Bishop of Digne". His name from the novel (Charles-François-Bienvenu Myriel) is never mentioned in the show.



** In the series you have always been allowed to name your player character, but how you are referred to by other characters has been different from game to game. In the first two games this trope is mostly averted since the majority of the dialogue is in text only, and as such you are frequently referred to by your given name. In any of the voiced dialogues, they typically avoided referring to you directly or occasionally by some sort of title (like "Initiate" by the leaders of the Brotherhood Of Steel in ''Fallout'' and "Chosen One" by the people of your home village in ''Fallout 2''). However, from ''Tactics'' onward all dialogue became fully voiced and this trope came into full effect. In all the later games your character (and retroactively, the protagonists of the first two games as well) is referred to only by a title: "[[VideoGame/{{Fallout1}} Vault Dweller]]," "[[VideoGame/{{Fallout2}} Chosen One]]," "[[VideoGame/FalloutTacticsBrotherhoodOfSteel Warrior]]," "[[VideoGame/{{Fallout3}} Lone Wanderer]]" and "[[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Courier]]." This is an AcceptableBreakFromReality so the radio shows can refer to you by name.

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** In the series you have always been allowed to name your player character, but how you are referred to by other characters has been different from game to game. In the first two games this trope is mostly averted since the majority of the dialogue is in text only, and as such you are frequently referred to by your given name. In any of the voiced dialogues, they typically avoided referring to you directly or occasionally by some sort of title (like "Initiate" by the leaders of the Brotherhood Of Steel in ''Fallout'' and "Chosen One" by the people of your home village in ''Fallout 2''). However, from ''Tactics'' onward all dialogue became fully voiced and this trope came into full effect. In all the later games your character (and retroactively, the protagonists of the first two games as well) is referred to only by a title: "[[VideoGame/{{Fallout1}} Vault Dweller]]," "[[VideoGame/{{Fallout2}} Chosen One]]," "[[VideoGame/FalloutTacticsBrotherhoodOfSteel Warrior]]," "[[VideoGame/{{Fallout3}} Lone Wanderer]]" and "[[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Courier]]." This is an AcceptableBreakFromReality so the radio shows can refer to you by name. Somewhat subverted in ''{{Fallout 4}}'', as the game has a long list of names that will recognized as names and spoken in game, including the characters' canon names Nate and Nora. Unfortunately, only one character (Codsworth) will refer to you by your name, and some others resort to a nickname (Preston and the Minutemen will call you "General", Piper will call you "Blue", and Travis will call you "that Vault Dweller") - presumably because it was far too expensive to have the voice actors record ''thousands'' of names. Most fans use "Sole Survivor" to refer to Nate and Nora as a collective player character.
1st Apr '17 4:03:16 AM Doug86
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* The two main characters of CormacMcCarthy's ''Literature/TheRoad'' are only ever referred to as the Man and the Boy.

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* The two main characters of CormacMcCarthy's Creator/CormacMcCarthy's ''Literature/TheRoad'' are only ever referred to as the Man and the Boy.
29th Mar '17 11:22:22 PM Doug86
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* The "man in the yellow hat" from the ''CuriousGeorge'' books. In TheFilmOfTheBook, he's named Ted.

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* The "man in the yellow hat" from the ''CuriousGeorge'' ''Literature/CuriousGeorge'' books. In TheFilmOfTheBook, he's named Ted.
28th Mar '17 1:09:24 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/TheConsul'', the Secretary is only ever addressed by her title, which is oddly fitting for an ObstructiveBureaucrat with a poor memory for names.
14th Mar '17 8:47:37 AM bwburke94
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* The President of the United States is addressed as Mr./Madam President, a tradition started by George Washington in lieu of more grandiose styles of address. They are also allowed to be called "President [Surname]" even after their tenure in office has ended.

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* The President of the United States is addressed as Mr./Madam President, a tradition started by George Washington in lieu of more grandiose styles of address. They are also allowed to be called often "President [Surname]" even after their tenure in office has ended.
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