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8th May '16 6:22:44 PM foxley
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* Donald E. Westlake's John Dortmunder character from ''Literature/TheHotRock'' is a career criminal. He has occasionally used the alias "John Diddums" (he claims to anyone who asks that it's Welsh), a name he dislikes but uses involuntarily in circumstances that preclude using his real name.

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* Donald E. Westlake's John Dortmunder character from ''Literature/TheHotRock'' the ''Literature/{{Dortmunder}}'' is a career criminal. He has occasionally used the alias "John Diddums" (he claims to anyone who asks that it's Welsh), a name he dislikes but uses involuntarily in circumstances that preclude using his real name.
28th Apr '16 9:14:37 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* On ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor often goes by the generic "[[MrSmith John Smith]]" when forced to give up a name or being "under cover".

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* On ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor often goes by the generic "[[MrSmith John Smith]]" when forced to give up a name or being "under cover". In one case he even used the German variation, "Johann Schmidt".
15th Jan '16 7:46:22 PM nombretomado
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* TheStainlessSteelRat, in his criminal days, had a constructed identity complete with false fingerprints, pads that changed the shape of his face, and so on, which he would adopt before beginning any con (and [[MultilayerFacade keep up underneath any other alias required for the con]]), so that the police would spend their time looking for that person instead of the real him.

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* TheStainlessSteelRat, Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat, in his criminal days, had a constructed identity complete with false fingerprints, pads that changed the shape of his face, and so on, which he would adopt before beginning any con (and [[MultilayerFacade keep up underneath any other alias required for the con]]), so that the police would spend their time looking for that person instead of the real him.
13th Jan '16 1:53:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[SpiderMan Spider-man's]] foe Mysterio has used the alias of Ludwig Rinehart twice--once when posing as a psychiatrist to try to drive Spidey insane, and again while running a rest-home scam.

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* [[SpiderMan Spider-man's]] ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' foe Mysterio has used the alias of Ludwig Rinehart twice--once when posing as a psychiatrist to try to drive Spidey insane, and again while running a rest-home scam.scam.



* ''PremiumRush''. The villain, Robert Monday, always calls himself "Forrest J. Ackerman" whenever he needs access somewhere.

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* ''PremiumRush''.''Film/PremiumRush''. The villain, Robert Monday, always calls himself "Forrest J. Ackerman" whenever he needs access somewhere.



* LordPeterWimsey generally uses his two middle names (Death Bredon) as a NomDeGuerre.

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* LordPeterWimsey Literature/LordPeterWimsey generally uses his two middle names (Death Bredon) as a NomDeGuerre.
31st Dec '15 9:19:24 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* [[Literature/GentlemanBastard Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen]] have had a lot of aliases in their time... but when pressed for an identity on short notice, they can always fall back on Tavrin Callas. (This is sort of a prank on their part; the first time Jean used that name, he was infiltrating the cult of the death goddess and faked his own suicide. They figure if anyone traces the name far enough back, the followers of the death goddess can declare it a miracle.)
** We later find out that Locke Lamora's ''absolute'' most frequently-used fake name is [[spoiler: '''Locke Lamora'''. His ''real'' name has ''never appeared in the series''. This proves veerrrrrrry fortunate when he ends up facing down TrueName-abusing mages later on.]]

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* [[Literature/GentlemanBastard ''Literature/GentlemanBastard'': Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen]] Tannen have had a lot of aliases in their time... but when pressed for an identity on short notice, they can always fall back on Tavrin Callas. (This This is sort of a prank on their part; the first time Jean used that name, he was infiltrating the cult of the death goddess and faked his own suicide. They figure if anyone traces the name far enough back, the followers of the death goddess can declare it a miracle.)
** We later find out that Locke Lamora's ''absolute'' most frequently-used fake name is [[spoiler: '''Locke Lamora'''. His ''real'' name has ''never appeared in the series''. This proves veerrrrrrry fortunate when he ends up facing down TrueName-abusing mages later on.]]
5th Dec '15 6:32:00 PM jormis29
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* ''Series/{Castle}}'' has given Alexis some extra undercover work recently, for which she tends to use the name "Clara Stryker," after one of her father's characters.

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* ''Series/{Castle}}'' ''Series/{{Castle}}'' has given Alexis some extra undercover work recently, for which she tends to use the name "Clara Stryker," after one of her father's characters.
29th Oct '15 11:56:44 PM Rotpar
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* In ''PlanescapeTorment'', The Nameless One has the option of using the moniker Adahn when talking to people.
** Thanks to [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve the nature of the Planes]], if you convince enough people that there's a guy named Adahn wandering around out there, [[RealityIsOutToLunch you can meet him in a bar]].

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* In ''PlanescapeTorment'', The Nameless One has the option of using the moniker Adahn when talking to people.
** Thanks
people. And thanks to [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve the nature of the Planes]], if you convince enough people that there's a guy named Adahn wandering around out there, [[RealityIsOutToLunch you can meet him in a bar]].
28th Oct '15 3:10:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* Donald E. Westlake's [[TheHotRock John Dortmunder]] character is a career criminal. He has occasionally used the alias "John Diddums" (he claims to anyone who asks that it's Welsh), a name he dislikes but uses involuntarily in circumstances that preclude using his real name.

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* Donald E. Westlake's [[TheHotRock John Dortmunder]] Dortmunder character from ''Literature/TheHotRock'' is a career criminal. He has occasionally used the alias "John Diddums" (he claims to anyone who asks that it's Welsh), a name he dislikes but uses involuntarily in circumstances that preclude using his real name.
24th Oct '15 9:45:24 PM JamaicanCastle
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** Thanks to [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve the nature of the Planes]], if you convince enough people that there's a guy named Adahn wandering around out there, [[RealityIsOutToLunch you can meet him in a bar]].
6th Oct '15 5:17:40 AM LoopyChew
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* ''Series/{Castle}}'' has given Alexis some extra undercover work recently, for which she tends to use the name "Clara Stryker," after one of her father's characters.
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