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14th Sep '17 3:53:07 PM Donquill
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* In ''Fanfic/UniverseFalls'', like the Steven Universe example below, Saphhire knows Dipper and Mabel's names. When Dipper points this out, Mabel suggests that she got them when she heard them arguing with each other about whether or not to free her.
5th Sep '17 4:58:40 PM LadyNorbert
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Alice has just met a man named Bob, who seems like a perfectly nice person -- until he uses her name. To which Alice realizes and possibly responds, "I never told you my name."

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Alice has just met a man named Bob, who seems like a perfectly nice person -- until he uses her name. To which Alice realizes this and possibly responds, "I never told you my name."



* In an issue of ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'', ComicBook/PlasticMan in disguise was talking with Bruce Wayne and after a while, Bruce said his name. Plastic Man never mentioned his name and he and the group chased him and "Bruce" was revealed to be a telepathic alien with amnesia.

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* In an issue of ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'', ComicBook/PlasticMan in disguise was talking with Bruce Wayne and after a while, Bruce said his name. Plastic Man never mentioned his name and name; he and the group chased him him, and "Bruce" was revealed to be a telepathic alien with amnesia.



'''Jean Grey:''' We... Uh... We didn't know your name.\\

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'''Jean Grey:''' We... Uh... We uh... we didn't know your name.\\



* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', when Woody first meets Jessie, Bullseye and Stinky Pete, he asks them how they know his name. They then show him all the merchandise from the old ''Woody's Roundup'' television show that they were part of.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', when Woody first meets Jessie, Bullseye and Stinky Pete, he asks them how they know his name. They then show him all the merchandise from the old ''Woody's Roundup'' television show that show, of which they were part of.the cast.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsMovie'', Friend Bear puzzles Jason and Kim on their first meeting by addressing them by name. While Kim mouths off a bit, Jason's immediate reaction is to ask, "How do you know our names?" He never does get a straight answer, either, since all Friend Bear says is that "We know a lot of things about you."



* In ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', Mercedes realizes the Count's true identity when she points out that he told her: "Edmond Dantes is dead," even though she had never mentioned his last name in their earlier confrontation.

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* In ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', Mercedes realizes the Count's true identity when she points out that he told her: her "Edmond Dantes is dead," even though she had never mentioned his last name in their earlier confrontation.



* In ''Film/TheRichMansWife'', Josie (the wife in question) is being terrorized by her husband's killer, who is demanding an exorbitant sum of money from her and threatening to tell the police that she hired him to kill her husband (she didn't). She goes running to her ex-lover Jake, pleading for his help. He calms her down, assuring her that "Cole won't hurt you." She's grateful, until she suddenly realizes that she never told him the man's name -''Jake'' hired the man to kill her husband so that Josie would come back to him.
* In ''Film/TheSorcerersApprentice'', Nicolas Cage's character does this to the young Dave. When Dave asks how he knows his name, Cage [[LargeHam bursts out]], "Because I can read minds!" After a {{beat}}, he says normally, [[SubvertedTrope "It's on your backpack".]] Though he was telling the truth the first time.

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* In ''Film/TheRichMansWife'', Josie (the wife in question) is being terrorized by her husband's killer, who is demanding an exorbitant sum of money from her and threatening to tell the police that she hired him to kill her husband (she didn't). She goes running to her ex-lover Jake, pleading for his help. He calms her down, assuring her that "Cole won't hurt you." She's grateful, until she suddenly realizes that she never told him the man's name -''Jake'' - ''Jake'' hired the man to kill her husband so that Josie would come back to him.
* In ''Film/TheSorcerersApprentice'', Nicolas Cage's character does this to the young Dave. When Dave asks how he knows his name, Cage [[LargeHam bursts out]], "Because I can read minds!" After a {{beat}}, he says normally, [[SubvertedTrope "It's on your backpack".]] Though However, he was telling the truth the first time.



** Ted is confused on how Dom knows about the zipper incident, since he never told him. Dom does a HandWave to this by saying he [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial only lived four towns away.]] This seems like a minor throwaway moment, but comes back later [[spoiler: when Dom is revealed to be "Woogie", Mary's high school boyfriend prior to meeting Ted, which also shows how he knew about said incident.]]
* Possibly subverted in ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' when the Bond girl Domino demands to know how Bond knew that was her name (or rather, her nickname); he says it is on the bracelet on her ankle. The "possible" part is that it's not clear he hasn't read up on her already, since the reason he is in the Bahamas is following a lead about her recently murdered brother, though it didn't lead to her directly..

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** Ted is confused on how Dom knows about the zipper incident, since he never told him. Dom does a HandWave to this by saying he [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial only lived four towns away.]] This seems like a minor throwaway moment, but comes back later [[spoiler: when Dom is revealed to be "Woogie", "Woogie," Mary's high school boyfriend prior to meeting Ted, which also shows how he knew about said incident.]]
* Possibly subverted in ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' when the Bond girl Domino demands to know how Bond knew that was her name (or rather, her nickname); he says it is on the bracelet on her ankle. The "possible" part is that it's not clear he hasn't read up on her already, since the reason he is in the Bahamas is following a lead about her recently murdered brother, though it didn't lead to her directly..directly.



* In Lawrence Block's ''The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling'' J. Rudyard Whelkin calls Bernie by name before the latter can introduce himself.

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* In Lawrence Block's ''The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling'' Kipling,'' J. Rudyard Whelkin calls Bernie by name before the latter can introduce himself.



* In the ''Literature/ChildrenOfTheRedKing'' series, Alice Angel knows Olivia's name immediately when she and Charlie walk into her shop, and uses it repeatedly. It doesn't say much for Charlie's character that he doesn't think anything is wrong until Alice also says his name. It turns out that, unknown to them [[spoiler: Alice is Olivia's next door neighbour, godmother and self declared guardian angel]] and [[spoiler: a friend of Charlie's Uncle Paton]].

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* In the ''Literature/ChildrenOfTheRedKing'' series, Alice Angel knows Olivia's name immediately when she and Charlie walk into her shop, and uses it repeatedly. It doesn't say much for Charlie's character that he doesn't think anything is wrong until Alice also says his name. It turns out that, unknown to them [[spoiler: Alice is Olivia's next door neighbour, godmother and self declared self-declared guardian angel]] and [[spoiler: a friend of Charlie's Uncle Paton]].



* In ''The Adventure of the Naval Treaty'', Literature/SherlockHolmes correctly identifies Joseph, brother of his client's fiancée, by his name. The man is startled, until he realizes that he's wearing a monogrammed locket and that Holmes has simply deduced his name from his initials. "For a moment, I thought you'd done something clever." [[spoiler:Since Joseph is the villain of the story, he has good reason to be unnerved by Holmes.]]



* In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "Trash", Mal is introduced to a pilot friend's new wife- who is a con artist that Mal has previously had a rather severe run-in with. They commence fighting, and the pilot demands to know what's going on. Mal shouts accusations at her, to which she responds "You're a liar, Malcolm Reynolds!" The pilot had never told her Mal's full name.

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* In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "Trash", Mal is introduced to a pilot friend's new wife- who is wife - a con artist that with whom Mal has previously had a rather severe run-in with.run-in. They commence fighting, and the pilot demands to know what's going on. Mal shouts accusations at her, to which she responds "You're a liar, Malcolm Reynolds!" The pilot had never told her Mal's full name.



* A variation on ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' when a yacht of rich kids are kidnapped. The abductors kill one crew member but leave a younger woman alive. The kidnappers call up and demand the woman they read about in the papers be the one to hand over the ransom and "anyone but Susan" shows up, they'll kill the hostages. Susan goes to hand off the ransom...and grins at the leader, revealing she's been part of the scam. However, the bag is filled with newspaper as the police rush in to arrest everyone. Asked how he knew Susan was in on it, Steve explains that the newspapers never mentioned her name for her own protection.

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* A variation on ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' when a yacht of rich kids are kidnapped. The abductors kill one crew member but leave a younger woman alive. The kidnappers call up and demand that the woman they read about in the papers be the one to hand over the ransom ransom, and if "anyone but Susan" shows up, they'll kill the hostages. Susan goes to hand off the ransom... and grins at the leader, revealing she's been part of the scam. However, the bag is filled with newspaper as the police rush in to arrest everyone. Asked how he knew Susan was in on it, Steve explains that the newspapers never mentioned her name for her own protection.



** 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.

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** Later Snow saves a woman and tells her how she herself was once saved, too -- but she doesn't say [[spoiler:Regina The the Evil Queen]] was her savior. Yet the The woman [[spoiler:actually ''is'' Regina in disguise]], and this trope is how she unintentionally reveals herself.



* On one episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' a character gives himself away with this trope but he's talking so fast that the audience might not notice until Mulder stops him, saying, "Whoa, whoa, wait a minute here...When did I say my name was 'Agent Mulder'?"

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* On one episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' a character gives himself away with this trope but he's talking so fast that the audience might not notice until Mulder stops him, saying, "Whoa, whoa, wait a minute here...When when did I say my name was 'Agent Mulder'?"



* Are you part of an MMORPG RP Community? Expect this. The real reason is that people can have multiple characters, so Alice might know Bob well on his warrior character but not be aware that he also has a monk until Bob introduces himself while playing the monk. The in-universe, in-character reason, could be anything.

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* Are you part of an MMORPG RP Community? Expect this. The real reason is that people can have multiple characters, so Alice might know Bob well on his warrior character but not be aware that he also has a monk until Bob introduces himself while playing the monk. The in-universe, in-character reason, reason could be anything.



* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', when Sapphire first meets Steven (as far as Steven knows), she calls him by name before he gives it. Steven actually [[FailedASpotCheck does not appear to notice]], but to an attentive viewer, this is a bit of {{Foreshadowing}} of the fact that [[spoiler:Sapphire is actually half of Garnet.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', when Sapphire first meets Steven (as far as Steven knows), she calls him by name before he gives it. Steven actually [[FailedASpotCheck does not appear to notice]], but to an attentive viewer, this is a bit of {{Foreshadowing}} {{foreshadowing}} of the fact that [[spoiler:Sapphire is actually half of Garnet.]]
3rd Sep '17 11:37:38 PM azul120
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', Tim Drake addresses the new Batman as "Terry", just before {{the reveal}} as [[spoiler: Tim transforms into the Joker]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', Tim Drake addresses the new Batman as "Terry", just before {{the reveal}} TheReveal as [[spoiler: Tim transforms into the Joker]].
16th Aug '17 6:31:31 AM FannyLoveless
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* In ''Film/Passengers2008'', Claire's neighbour lets slip the name of Claire's patient/love interest Eric, which makes Claire realise she is in on the plane crash cover up/conspiracy... [[spoiler: in actual fact the neighbour is the ghost of Claire's dead Aunt pretending to be a neighbour, and she is trying to help Claire come to terms with the fact that she is dead and move on.... yeah it doesn't make any more sense if you watch the movie either.[[spoiler]]
21st Jul '17 12:22:43 PM Abodos
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* Inverted in ''Film/{{Dredd}}''. Drug queen [[BigBad Ma-Ma]] brings in a group of [[CorruptCop corrupt Judges]] to help take out Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson. One of the corrupt Judges eventually comes across Dredd and claims to be back-up against the drug gang to lower Dredd's guard. Over the course of their conversation, Dredd notices that the other Judge is aware of Dredd's presence but never brings up Anderson's name, which is information that any real back-up would have been told about beforehand but which the gang does not know. Dredd promptly attacks.

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* Inverted in ''Film/{{Dredd}}''. Drug queen [[BigBad Ma-Ma]] brings in a group of [[CorruptCop corrupt Judges]] to help take out Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson. One of the corrupt Judges eventually comes across Dredd and claims to be back-up against the drug gang to lower Dredd's guard. Over the course of their conversation, Dredd notices that the other Judge is aware of Dredd's presence but never brings up Anderson's name, which is information that any real back-up would have been told about beforehand but which the gang does not know.know (Dredd's presence is known because he is TheDreaded among the criminals already). Dredd promptly attacks.
12th Jul '17 10:56:16 PM PhoenixReece
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** In part 6, Jolene knowing Star Platinum's name gives away that [[spoiler: she's merely a figment of Jotaro's subconscious and he's been lulled into a hallucinatory dream by White Snake]]
11th Jul '17 11:19:31 AM MikeW
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* A variation on ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' when a yacht of rich kids are kidnapped. The abductors kill one crew member but leave a younger woman alive. The kidnappers call up and demand the woman they read about in the papers be the one to hand over the ransom and "anyone but Susan" shows up, they'll kill the hostages. Susan goes to hand off the ransom...and grins at the leader, revealing she's been part of the scam. However, the bag is filled with newspaper as the police rush in to arrest everyone. Asked how he knew Susan was in on it, Steve explains that the newspapers never mentioned her name for her own protection.

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* A variation on ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' when a yacht of rich kids are kidnapped. The abductors kill one crew member but leave a younger woman alive. The kidnappers call up and demand the woman they read about in the papers be the one to hand over the ransom and "anyone but Susan" shows up, they'll kill the hostages. Susan goes to hand off the ransom...and grins at the leader, revealing she's been part of the scam. However, the bag is filled with newspaper as the police rush in to arrest everyone. Asked how he knew Susan was in on it, Steve explains that the newspapers never mentioned her name for her own protection.
11th Jul '17 11:18:47 AM MikeW
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* A variation on ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' when a yacht of rich kids are kidnapped. The abductors kill one crew member but leave a younger woman alive. The kidnappers call up and demand the woman they read about in the papers be the one to hand over the ransom and "anyone but Susan" shows up, they'll kill the hostages. Susan goes to hand off the ransom...and grins at the leader, revealing she's been part of the scam. However, the bag is filled with newspaper as the police rush in to arrest everyone. Asked how he knew Susan was in on it, Steve explains that the newspapers never mentioned her name for her own protection.
30th Jun '17 11:19:21 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Early in ''VideoGame/OneShot'', the game calls you by name during a TitleDrop ("You only have one shot , [Name]"), despite not asking you for it. It's a good indication of the [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou nature of the game]].
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