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31st May '16 3:16:30 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'', when [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp01132012.shtml The Pythagorean calls Spooky by name]], Spooky says "Tell me, caped crusader, how'd you know my old nickname from conventions?" An InvokedTrope, since he knows perfectly well it's Mike and is just playing along.
27th May '16 9:11:31 AM KingSonnDeeDoo
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* In ''Manga/KingOfThorn'', one of the things that shakes Kasumi's trust [[spoiler: in Marco and tips her off to the fact that he's not a regular patient like the rest of them is when she realises that he had referred to her by name, back before anyone had properly introduced themselves.]]
14th May '16 7:40:25 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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* At the end of ''Anime/Pokemon4Ever'', the gang tell Professor Oak about their most recent adventure and Professor Oak notices Ash is unusually subdued. Ash tells him about the boy he befriended who went back to his own time and how Ash is worried they'll never meet again. Professor Oak reassures him that true friendships stand the test of time and that "I'm sure you and Sammy will be friends forever." After the video call is over and the group is rushing to catch a boat, Misty realizes they never mentioned Sammy's name to the Professor... Cut to Professor Oak in his lab looking through his old sketchbook and saying, "It seems like it happened only yesterday."

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* At the end of the [[AlternateEnding English version]] of ''Anime/Pokemon4Ever'', the gang tell Professor Oak about their most recent adventure and Professor Oak notices Ash is unusually subdued. Ash tells him about the boy he befriended who went back to his own time and how Ash is worried they'll never meet again. Professor Oak reassures him that true friendships stand the test of time and that "I'm sure you and Sammy will be friends forever." After the video call is over and the group is rushing to catch a boat, Misty realizes they never mentioned Sammy's name to the Professor... Cut to Professor Oak in his lab looking through his old sketchbook and saying, "It seems like it happened only yesterday."
4th May '16 7:40:01 AM TargetmasterJoe
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-->'''Bill:''' I'm just kidding, I know who are, Gideon!\\

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-->'''Bill:''' I'm just kidding, I know who you are, Gideon!\\
7th Dec '15 9:47:29 AM Hossmeister
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* Iris does it to Phoenix in the last case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations''. When Iris is confronted about it, five Psyche-Locks[[note]]which indicate secrets, number indicating how deep the secret is[[/note]] appear before her and the issue has to be dropped. It's not revealed completely until the end.[[note]]Worth noting that there are only seven other people in the Ace Attorney series with five Psyche-Locks: [[spoiler:Matt Engarde, Kristoph Gavin, Larry Butz, Sister Bikini, Pearl Fey, Herman Crab, and Athena Cykes]]. Of those, the first two are the {{Big Bad}}s of their respective games.[[/note]]

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* Iris does it to Phoenix in the last case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations''.''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations''. When Iris is confronted about it, five Psyche-Locks[[note]]which indicate secrets, number indicating how deep the secret is[[/note]] appear before her and the issue has to be dropped. It's not revealed completely until the end.[[note]]Worth noting that there are only seven other people in the Ace Attorney series with five Psyche-Locks: [[spoiler:Matt Engarde, Kristoph Gavin, Larry Butz, Sister Bikini, Pearl Fey, Herman Crab, and Athena Cykes]]. Of those, the first two are the {{Big Bad}}s of their respective games.[[/note]]
18th Oct '15 1:06:18 PM DrOO7
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* ''Film/ExtremeMeasures'': As a doctor and several homeless men try to evacuate a desperately ill man from underneath a subway station, they are confronted by two mooks ImpersonatingAnOfficer, who order them to drop the man and come forward. They comply, until one of the men, says "Let's go, Doc." The doctor in question freezes in terror--despite repeatedly insisting that the ill man needed to be taken to the hospital, he never identified himself as a doctor--and realizes that the guys aren't cops.
29th Sep '15 6:07:36 PM RustyBill
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* In the pilot for ''{{Ironside1967}}'', this trope is quoted by the girlfriend of the suspect after Ironside thanks her for providing information on his location.
29th Sep '15 5:11:16 PM StFan
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->'''Woman''': I've been waiting for you, Lisa.\\
'''Lisa''': [gasps] How did you know my name?\\
'''Woman''': ''Your nametag.''

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->'''Woman''': ->'''Woman:''' I've been waiting for you, Lisa.\\
'''Lisa''': [gasps] '''Lisa:''' (''gasps'') How did you know my name?\\
'''Woman''': ''Your '''Woman:''' Your nametag.''






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* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Enya Gail, one of [[BigBad Dio's]] most loyal followers, pretends to be an innkeeper in order to lure Jotaro and company in to be killed by the effect of her Stand, Justice. However, she inadvertently gives herself away by addressing Jotaro by his correct name, when in fact he had registered to the inn under a false name.

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* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
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Enya Gail, one of [[BigBad Dio's]] most loyal followers, pretends to be an innkeeper in order to lure Jotaro and company in to be killed by the effect of her Stand, Justice. However, she inadvertently gives herself away by addressing Jotaro by his correct name, when in fact he had registered to the inn under a false name.






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29th Sep '15 5:09:50 PM StFan
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' Human!Applejack delivers the exposition to who Sunset Shimmer is and why Twilight shouldn't mess with her. Twilight thanks Applejack and calls her by name. AJ then realizes she never told Twilight her name (Twilight already had met the human Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie, so she already realized this is the human version of Applejack).

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'':
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In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' Human!Applejack the first movie, Human Applejack delivers the exposition to who Sunset Shimmer is and why Twilight shouldn't mess with her. Twilight thanks Applejack and calls her by name. AJ then realizes she never told Twilight her name name. (Twilight already had met the human Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie, so she already realized this is the human version of Applejack).Applejack.)
** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'': The human-world Twilight Sparkle is quite perplexed that everybody at Canterlot High School know her name and give her a friendly welcome. This is because they are already familiar with Equestria's Twilight Sparkle, whom visited them twice already. Her bafflement increases tenfold when the Humane Six calls her dog, Spike, by name too. By the time Principal Celestia also addresses her by name, she concludes with "This is getting ridiculous!"



[[folder:Films - Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/TheTrumanShow'', Truman's attempt to drive out of town with his wife ended when an unknown cop told them the road was closed. However, the cop then addressed Truman by name without ever being told his name or shown any ID. This immediately lets Truman know something is up.

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* In ''Film/TheTrumanShow'', Truman's attempt to drive out of town with his wife ended ends when an unknown cop told tells them the road was is closed. However, the cop then addressed addresses Truman by name without ever being told his name or shown any ID. This immediately lets Truman know something is up.



--> '''Domino''': My my, what sharp eyes you have.
--> '''Bond''': (as she walks away) Wait till you get to my teeth.
* In ''Film/TheProphecy'', Gabriel confronts Thomas as he's sitting in church. When Thomas questions how Gabriel knows his name, Gabriel dismissively tells him "You look like a Thomas." Gabriel does this many times. One of the more humorous times, he calls a waitress "Madge" - she reflexively looks down to see if she was wearing a name tag - she wasn't.

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--> '''Domino''': -->'''Domino:''' My my, what sharp eyes you have.
--> '''Bond''': (as
have.\\
'''Bond:''' (''as
she walks away) away'') Wait till you get to my teeth.
* In ''Film/TheProphecy'', Gabriel confronts Thomas as he's sitting in church. When Thomas questions how Gabriel knows his name, Gabriel dismissively tells him "You look like a Thomas." Gabriel does this many times. One of the more humorous times, he calls a waitress "Madge" - -- she reflexively looks down to see if she was wearing a name tag - -- she wasn't.



* ''Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary

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* ''Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary''Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary:



-->'''Mary:''' So what's your name?\\

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-->'''Mary:''' --->'''Mary:''' So what's your name?\\



'''Pat:''' Because it's right there on your golf bag.\\

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'''Pat:''' Because it's right there on your golf bag.\\



* In the original ''TheNuttyProfessor'', when Professor Kelp first transforms into Buddy Love, he meets up with Stella and calls her by name - when she insists she hadn't told it to him, he claims it's ESP. When someone calls him 'Buddy' moments later he calls ESP again (though this is where he picks up the name for his new persona).

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* In the original ''TheNuttyProfessor'', ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'', when Professor Kelp first transforms into Buddy Love, he meets up with Stella and calls her by name - -- when she insists she hadn't told it to him, he claims it's ESP. When someone calls him 'Buddy' "Buddy" moments later he calls ESP again (though this is where he picks up the name for his new persona).



--> '''Agent 1:''' Can you tell us where she [Daisy] is, Mr. Topp?
--> '''Brian:''' How do you know my name?
--> '''Agent 1:''' [[SubvertedTrope It's written on the doorbell.]]
--> '''Brian:''' ...All right.
--> '''Agent 2:''' Where is she, Brian?
--> '''Brian:''' [[DoubleSubversion ..."Brian" isn't on the doorbell.]]

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--> '''Agent -->'''Agent 1:''' Can you tell us where she [Daisy] is, Mr. Topp?
-->
Topp?\\
'''Brian:''' How do you know my name?
-->
name?\\
'''Agent 1:''' [[SubvertedTrope It's written on the doorbell.]]
--> '''Brian:''' ...
]]\\
'''Brian:''' ...
All right.
-->
right.\\
'''Agent 2:''' Where is she, Brian?
-->
Brian?\\
'''Brian:''' [[DoubleSubversion ...[[DoubleSubversion ... "Brian" isn't on the doorbell.]]



* In ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', Kara "Starbuck" Thrace realises that Simon knows more than he should when he calls her Starbuck - she had only told him her real name, not her call sign. It doesn't end well for Simon (though being a Cylon, [[DeathIsNotPermanent He Gets Better]]).

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* In ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', Kara "Starbuck" Thrace realises realizes that Simon knows more than he should when he calls her Starbuck - -- she had only told him her real name, not her call sign. It doesn't end well for Simon (though being a Cylon, [[DeathIsNotPermanent He Gets Better]]).



* ''Series/OnceUponATime:'' Snow White figures out that Lancelot isn't who he claims to be, when he knows the name of Emma's son, Henry.
** Later Snow saves a woman and tells her how she herself was once saved, too - but she doesn't say [[spoiler:Regina The Evil Queen]] was her savior. Yet the woman [[spoiler:actually ''is'' Regina in disguise]], and this trope is how she unintentionally reveals herself.
--> '''Snow''': I never said it was her.

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime:'' ''Series/OnceUponATime'':
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Snow White figures out that Lancelot isn't who he claims to be, when he knows the name of Emma's son, Henry.
** Later Snow saves a woman and tells her how she herself was once saved, too - -- but she doesn't say [[spoiler:Regina The Evil Queen]] was her savior. Yet the woman [[spoiler:actually ''is'' Regina in disguise]], and this trope is how she unintentionally reveals herself.
--> '''Snow''': --->'''Snow:''' I never said it was her.



* A variation in one episode of ''Series/{{Bones}}'' - one victim is an old friend of Hodgins (who married Hodgins' former fiancee), and both parties agree to hide their former relationship. However, Booth catches that she knew Hodgins' first name was Jack despite Booth not using said name. [[spoiler: The defense attorney for the killer finds out too, and it nearly gets the case thrown out for evidence tampering, because someone with a personal interest in the case had been involved with each step of the evidence gathering.]]

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* A variation in one episode of ''Series/{{Bones}}'' - -- one victim is an old friend of Hodgins (who married Hodgins' former fiancee), fiancée), and both parties agree to hide their former relationship. However, Booth catches that she knew Hodgins' first name was Jack despite Booth not using said name. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The defense attorney for the killer finds out too, and it nearly gets the case thrown out for evidence tampering, because someone with a personal interest in the case had been involved with each step of the evidence gathering.]]



* A variation occurs in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' when Lily is complaining to [[spoiler: the Mother]] about some of Ted's road trip habits.
--> '''Lily''': I can't believe Ted dragged me to the childhood home of some stupid bucklesmith no one's has even heard of.
--> [[spoiler: '''The Mother''']]: Yeah, who cares about Florian von Otterloop?
--> '''Lily''': I never told you his name.

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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
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A variation occurs in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' in when Lily is complaining to [[spoiler: the Mother]] about some of Ted's road trip habits.
--> '''Lily''': '''Lily:''' I can't believe Ted dragged me to the childhood home of some stupid bucklesmith no one's has even heard of.
--> [[spoiler: '''The Mother''']]:
of.\\
[[spoiler:'''The Mother:''']]
Yeah, who cares about Florian von Otterloop?
--> '''Lily''':
Otterloop?\\
'''Lily:'''
I never told you his name.



* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' has a eureka moment in the episode ''[[Recap/SherlockS03E02TheSignOfThree The Sign of Three]]'' when a client refers to John as "John '''Hamish''' Watson" and wishes him to have a nice wedding, something she shouldn't have known. Only a select group of people would have seen John's middle name on his wedding invitation, leading Sherlock to realize that [[spoiler: the Mayfly Man would be at John's wedding]].

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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' has a eureka moment in the episode ''[[Recap/SherlockS03E02TheSignOfThree The [[Recap/SherlockS03E02TheSignOfThree "The Sign of Three]]'' Three"]] when a client refers to John as "John '''Hamish''' Watson" and wishes him to have a nice wedding, something she shouldn't have known. Only a select group of people would have seen John's middle name on his wedding invitation, leading Sherlock to realize that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Mayfly Man would be at John's wedding]].



* A variation gets spoofed in ''Radio/BleakExpectations''. Pip meets Dr. Whackwallop, but fears he might work for Mr Gently Benevolent, the BigBad.
-->'''Pip''': Whackwallop? Then you are a cousin to the Sternbeaters and Hardthrashers, and a natural ally of [[BigBad Mr Benevolent!]]
-->'''Dr Whackwallop''': Gently who?
-->'''Pip''': Most reassuring.

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* ''Radio/BleakExpectations'':
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A variation gets spoofed in ''Radio/BleakExpectations''. spoofed: Pip meets Dr. Whackwallop, but fears he might work for Mr Mr. Gently Benevolent, the BigBad.
-->'''Pip''': -->'''Pip:''' Whackwallop? Then you are a cousin to the Sternbeaters and Hardthrashers, and a natural ally of [[BigBad Mr Benevolent!]]
-->'''Dr Whackwallop''':
Mr. Benevolent!]]\\
'''Dr. Whackwallop:'''
Gently who?
-->'''Pip''':
who?\\
'''Pip:'''
Most reassuring.



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-->'''Siegfried:''' You called me Siegfried. Did you ever see me?
-->'''Hagen:''' I recognized you only by your strength.

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-->'''Siegfried:''' You called me Siegfried. Did you ever see me?
-->'''Hagen:'''
me?\\
'''Hagen:'''
I recognized you only by your strength.



* Iris does it to Phoenix in the last case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations''. When Iris is confronted about it, five Psyche-Locks[[note]]which indicate secrets, number indicating how deep the secret is[[/note]] appear before her and the issue has to be dropped. It's not revealed completely until the end.[[note]]Worth noting that there are only seven other people in the Ace Attorney series with five Psyche-Locks: [[spoiler:Matt Engarde, Kristoph Gavin, Larry Butz, Sister Bikini, Pearl Fey, Herman Crab, and Athena Cykes]]. Of those, the first two are the {{Big Bad}}s of their respective games.[[/note]]



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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', ''Painted Black'' arc. After Elliot is captured, [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-12-08 he refers to Guineas by name]]. Guineas then [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-12-17 tells Hedge that Elliot knew his name]] even though he hadn't been told it. This causes Hedge to realize that Elliot must know Grace, who alone could have told him.
* [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=528 Appears in]] ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent''.
* ''Webcomic/NamirDeiter'', after a convention.
* In ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'', Trish, upon meeting Jason "[[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Fooker]]" Barker for the first time, casually mentions that she once knew a Barker. Fooker is a bit suspicious that she knew his name when no one mentioned it before, and she most likely knew because [[spoiler:she is from a parallel universe]].
* Averted in ''Webcomic/GenderSwapped'', Morgan gave the bouncer [[http://rudedude55.deviantart.com/art/GS2-98-185076282 ID]]

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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', ''Painted Black'' arc. After Elliot Iris does it to Phoenix in the last case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations''. When Iris is captured, [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-12-08 he refers confronted about it, five Psyche-Locks[[note]]which indicate secrets, number indicating how deep the secret is[[/note]] appear before her and the issue has to Guineas by name]]. Guineas then [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-12-17 tells Hedge be dropped. It's not revealed completely until the end.[[note]]Worth noting that Elliot knew his name]] even though he hadn't been told it. This causes Hedge to realize that Elliot must know Grace, who alone could have told him.
* [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=528 Appears in]] ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent''.
* ''Webcomic/NamirDeiter'', after a convention.
* In ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'', Trish, upon meeting Jason "[[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Fooker]]" Barker for
there are only seven other people in the Ace Attorney series with five Psyche-Locks: [[spoiler:Matt Engarde, Kristoph Gavin, Larry Butz, Sister Bikini, Pearl Fey, Herman Crab, and Athena Cykes]]. Of those, the first time, casually mentions that she once knew a Barker. Fooker is a bit suspicious that she knew his name when no one mentioned it before, and she most likely knew because [[spoiler:she is from a parallel universe]].
* Averted in ''Webcomic/GenderSwapped'', Morgan gave
two are the bouncer [[http://rudedude55.deviantart.com/art/GS2-98-185076282 ID]]{{Big Bad}}s of their respective games.[[/note]]



[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', "Painted Black" arc. After Elliot is captured, [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-12-08 he refers to Guineas by name]]. Guineas then [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-12-17 tells Hedge that Elliot knew his name]] even though he hadn't been told it. This causes Hedge to realize that Elliot must know Grace, who alone could have told him.
%%* [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=528 Appears in]] ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent''.
%%* ''Webcomic/NamirDeiter'', after a convention.
* In ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'', Trish, upon meeting Jason "[[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Fooker]]" Barker for the first time, casually mentions that she once knew a Barker. Fooker is a bit suspicious that she knew his name when no one mentioned it before, and she most likely knew because [[spoiler:she is from a parallel universe]].
* Averted in ''Webcomic/GenderSwapped''; Morgan gave the bouncer [[http://rudedude55.deviantart.com/art/GS2-98-185076282 ID]]
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-->'''Woman:''' I've been waiting for you, Lisa.
-->'''Lisa:''' [=*=]''{{gasp}}''[=*=] How did you know my name?
-->'''Woman:''' [[SubvertedTrope Your nametag.]]

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-->'''Woman:''' I've been waiting for you, Lisa.
-->'''Lisa:'''
Lisa.\\
'''Lisa:'''
[=*=]''{{gasp}}''[=*=] How did you know my name?
-->'''Woman:'''
name?\\
'''Woman:'''
[[SubvertedTrope Your nametag.]]



-->'''Bill:''' I'm just kidding, I know who are, Gideon!
-->'''Gideon''' W-what are you? ...how do you know my name!?
-->'''Bill:''' Oh, I know [[TheOmniscient lots of things!]] '''''[[VoiceOfTheLegion LOTS OF THINGS...]]'''''

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-->'''Bill:''' I'm just kidding, I know who are, Gideon!
-->'''Gideon'''
Gideon!\\
'''Gideon'''
W-what are you? ...how do you know my name!?
-->'''Bill:'''
name!?\\
'''Bill:'''
Oh, I know [[TheOmniscient lots of things!]] '''''[[VoiceOfTheLegion LOTS OF THINGS...]]'''''
17th Sep '15 2:46:43 AM manat31790
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** In the manga, Gohan, as "The Great Saiyaman", slips out Videl's name as he helps her dealing with a crime. This immediately causes her to figure out his secret identity.
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