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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.
18th Jul '16 10:29:58 AM Discar
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* ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'': The main character is an artificially-created SuperSoldier labeled D37-9E-B52 and given the rank "Commander Badass." His family/squad mates from the future call him [[Music/TheB52s Rock Lobster]], but people from the present mostly call him Commander.
-->'''Jonesy:''' I basically treat that as his first name at this point.
18th Jul '16 7:53:09 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/INinja'' is named... Ninja. Yup. His sensei is similarly only called Sensei.
13th Jul '16 9:45:19 AM Narsil
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* Once a historical figure becomes a legendary figure, sometimes within their own lifetime, they often end up going by a title. Some examples are Emperor UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} Augustus Caesar, [[UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} The Buddha]], UsefulNotes/JesusChrist, UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi, UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan, and any Chinese philosopher whose name ends in "Tzu."

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* Once a historical figure becomes a legendary figure, sometimes within their own lifetime, they often end up going by a title. Some examples are Emperor UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} Augustus Caesar, UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}}, [[UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} The Buddha]], UsefulNotes/JesusChrist, UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi, UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan, and any Chinese philosopher whose name ends in "Tzu."



* The President of the United States is addressed as Mr./Madam President, a tradition started by George Washington in favor 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 favor lieu of more grandiose styles of address. They are also allowed to be called "President [Surname]" even after their tenure in office has ended.
12th Jul '16 11:25:12 PM rjd1922
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* The ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series has the Voodoo Lady, the proprietor of the various Voodoo shops seen throughout the series, from the International House of Mojo to Voodoo 'n Things (formerly just Voodoo), and Guybrush's primary source of advice throughout the series (with a five-game contract from LucasArts). She insists that while her real name isn't important, names have power over people, and refuses to share hers.

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* The ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series has the Voodoo Lady, the proprietor of the various Voodoo shops seen throughout the series, from the International House of Mojo to Voodoo 'n Things (formerly just Voodoo), and Guybrush's primary source of advice throughout the series (with a five-game contract from LucasArts).with Creator/LucasArts). She insists that while her real name isn't important, names have power over people, and refuses to share hers.
11th Jul '16 10:52:21 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* Experiment 625 from ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' was never given a "true name" until the very end of the series, 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 ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' the ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' franchise was never given a "true name" until the very end GrandFinale of the series, ''[[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.sandwiches.
** Likewise, Experiment 627, the first experiment made after Stitch, was never named due to being too evil to turn good.
10th Jul '16 5:14:04 PM nombretomado
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* Kslnah Wryzyon in ChaosFighters II-Cyberion Strike is called the representative because her name is [[TheUnpronounceable hard to pronounce.]]

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* Kslnah Wryzyon in ChaosFighters ''Literature/ChaosFighters II-Cyberion Strike Strike'' is called the representative because her name is [[TheUnpronounceable hard to pronounce.]]
9th Jul '16 12:50:15 PM SparksOfTheTempest
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* The ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series has an interesting example of this. In the original Japanese ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'', the black boxer was named "M. Bison" (an obvious reference to Mike Tyson), the masked Spaniard was named "Balrog", and the final boss was named "Vega". Fearing a Tyson lawsuit, Capcom changed the names around when bringing the game over internationally. Thus M. Bison became Balrog, Balrog became Vega, and Vega became M. Bison. Since this tends to cause a lot of confusion whenever Japanese and non-Japanese players interact, such as in fighting game tournaments, many players have come to use nicknames to identify them, naming Balrog "Boxer", Vega "Claw", and M. Bison "Dictator".
7th Jul '16 8:47:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Literature/TheSeaOfTrolls'' and the sequels, TheObiWan is only referred to as "the Bard" or "Dragon Tongue."

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* In ''Literature/TheSeaOfTrolls'' and the sequels, TheObiWan the mentor is only referred to as "the Bard" or "Dragon Tongue."
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