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18th Feb '17 10:54:36 PM Tamfang
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** Your Given Name can give someone else power over your actions... to an extent, sorta like hypnotic suggestion. Taking a new name seals your given name, preventing its misuse. However, if someone else learns your True Name, they gain absolute command over you. However, if you learn your own true name (But not as a result of a command), you gain a direct link to magic itself and turn into a PhysicalGod. It's generally advised to then use a magical ritual to seal your True Name to prevent others manipulating you.

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** Your Given Name can give someone else power over your actions... to an extent, sorta like hypnotic suggestion. Taking a new name seals your given name, preventing its misuse. However, if someone else learns your True Name, they gain absolute command over you. However, if you learn your own true name (But (but not as a result of a command), you gain a direct link to magic itself and turn into a PhysicalGod. It's generally advised to then use a magical ritual to seal your True Name to prevent others manipulating you.
18th Feb '17 10:52:10 PM Tamfang
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*** Sauron is older than the World, so his true name may be impossible to pronounce; at any rate it isn't ''Sauron''  that's what the Elves call him. When he was manipulating the kings of Númenor he called himself ''Annatar'', Lord of Gifts.
18th Feb '17 10:48:15 PM Tamfang
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** Dwarves in Tolkien are [[AllThereInTheManual described as]] having true names in Khuzdul, which they never reveal, not even on their gravestones. The names they are known by (Thorin, Balin and so on) are by-names.

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** Dwarves in Tolkien are [[AllThereInTheManual described as]] having true names in Khuzdul, which they never reveal, not even on their gravestones. The names they are known by (Thorin, Balin and so on) are by-names.by-names, taken (as is 'Gandalf') from the languages of Men of Rhovanion (represented as Scandinavian in Tolkien's 'translation', because their relation to Hobbitish is analogous to the relation of Scandinavian to English).
10th Feb '17 4:30:31 AM VampireBuddha
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* In ''Film/{{Split}}'', speaking Kevin's {{full name| ultimatum}} forces Kevin to the surface for a few moments... until all the other personalities try to seize control.
18th Jan '17 3:02:58 PM Nithael
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-->-- '''Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin''', ''[[{{Literature/Earthsea}} The Rule of Names]]''

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-->-- '''Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin''', ''[[{{Literature/Earthsea}} ''[[Literature/{{Earthsea}} The Rule of Names]]''



* [[http://www.bogleech.com/halloween/hall15-nightmares2.html *TV Static Noise*]], one of the nightmare entities submitted to {{Bogleech}}'s annual 'draw your nightmares' events, is an unusual variation in that, within the narrative of the nightmare in which it appears, it doesn't possess a true name, but apparently believes that if it is given one it could escape into the waking world. As such, it attempts to coerce the dreamer into naming it. Upon hearing the story, [[TemptingFate Bog immediately names it]] [[FluffyTheTerrible Dorothy.]]

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* [[http://www.bogleech.com/halloween/hall15-nightmares2.html *TV Static Noise*]], one of the nightmare entities submitted to {{Bogleech}}'s Website/{{Bogleech}}'s annual 'draw your nightmares' events, is an unusual variation in that, within the narrative of the nightmare in which it appears, it doesn't possess a true name, but apparently believes that if it is given one it could escape into the waking world. As such, it attempts to coerce the dreamer into naming it. Upon hearing the story, [[TemptingFate Bog immediately names it]] [[FluffyTheTerrible Dorothy.]]
15th Jan '17 4:17:41 PM EveryZig
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** There is also power in understanding the secret names of [[{{God}} YISUN]], especially YISUN's truest name: [[spoiler: I]].
12th Jan '17 11:33:46 AM dmcreif
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* In ''Series/LukeCage2016'', Luke Cage isn't really his real name. He's Carl Lucas, a prison escapee living under an assumed name, who was presumed dead after his escape from Seagate. Shades, who did time with Luke and regularly beat him up while serving as Rackham's enforcer, eventually recognizes Luke is Carl after seeing him fighting Cottonmouth's guys. Cottonmouth later tries to use this to blackmail Luke into either working for him or leaving Harlem, a problem that is ultimately resolved when Mariah kills Cottonmouth in an unrelated matter.

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* In ''Series/LukeCage2016'', Luke Cage isn't really his real name. He's Carl Lucas, a prison escapee living under an assumed name, who was presumed dead after his escape from Seagate. Shades, who did time with Luke and regularly beat gave him up while serving beatings as Rackham's enforcer, eventually recognizes Luke is Carl after seeing him fighting Cottonmouth's guys. Cottonmouth later tries to use this to blackmail Luke into either working for him or leaving Harlem, a problem that is ultimately resolved when Mariah kills Cottonmouth in over an unrelated matter.
3rd Jan '17 4:41:29 AM Bissek
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* The reason why it's so hard for the title magicians in ''Literature/JonathanStrangeAndMrNorrell'' to find and summon the Raven King is that they have no idea what his real name is.

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* The reason why it's so hard for the title magicians in ''Literature/JonathanStrangeAndMrNorrell'' to find and summon the Raven King is that they have no idea what his real name is. [[spoiler:They ultimately settle for a ritual that summons "the king", using items of personal significance to the Raven King in it, so that there is only one possible king they could possibly be referring to.]]
21st Dec '16 12:33:16 AM Xtifr
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* Prince Gwydion defeats the evil Horned King in ''The Book of Three,'' the first book of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', by confronting him with his true name. The book never reveals what this name is, even though Eilonwy asks; Gwydion says it will have to remain a secret.
-->'''Gwydion:''' But I assure it was not half so pretty as your own.
20th Dec '16 11:52:02 PM Xtifr
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* In ''The Book of Three'', the first volume of the Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain, [[SupportingLeader Prince Gwydion]] is [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou the only one who can defeat]] [[TheDragon the Horned King]] because he's the only one who knows his real name, which is [[spoiler:never revealed]].

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* In ''The Book of Three'', the first volume of the Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain, ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'', [[SupportingLeader Prince Gwydion]] is [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou the only one who can defeat]] [[TheDragon the Horned King]] because he's the only one who knows his real name, which is [[spoiler:never revealed]].
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