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* In ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "Lithia", the leader of a village in a post-apocalyptic all-female world who's witnessed tragedy when 12 men let out of cyberfreeze [[UnfortunateImplications caused tragedy due to their aggressive nature]] puts the main male character back in stasis, and says "Goodbye, Jason" [[spoiler: - even though he never told anyone his first name. It turned out that he was the love of her life before being frozen]].

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* In ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "Lithia", the leader of a village in a post-apocalyptic all-female world who's witnessed tragedy when 12 men let out of cyberfreeze [[UnfortunateImplications caused tragedy due to their aggressive nature]] nature puts the main male character back in stasis, and says "Goodbye, Jason" [[spoiler: - even though he never told anyone his first name. It turned out that he was the love of her life before being frozen]].
8th Mar '17 10:58:18 AM AthenaBlue
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* In ''Film/TheTrumanShow'', Truman's attempt to drive out of town with his wife ends when an unknown cop tells them the road is closed. However, the cop then addresses Truman by name without ever being told his name or shown any ID. This immediately lets Truman know something is up.
* 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.



* Played with in a subtle moment early on in ''Film/RedEye'', in which the villain ends up saying the name of the heroine's father in conversation with her and she ''doesn't'' notice that he'd just said a name she'd never told him. Probably a good many people in the audience didn't either.

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* Played with in a subtle moment early on in ''Film/RedEye'', in which In ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', Mercedes realizes the villain ends up saying 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.
* ''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 heroine's father men, says "Let's go, Doc." The doctor in conversation with her and she ''doesn't'' notice question freezes in terror--despite repeatedly insisting that he'd just said a name she'd the ill man needed to be taken to the hospital, he never told him. Probably identified himself as a good many people in doctor--and realizes that the audience didn't either.guys aren't cops.



* In ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers1978'', Matthew desperately calls the police when the pods start growing in his backyard. They reply with his name before he gave it, leading him to suspect that the authorities are all pods.
* A variation played for laughs in ''Film/NowYouSeeMe''. Merritt tries to invoke this trope by guessing Henley's name right on their first encounter only to be exposed by Atlas who notes that the name was written on her coffee cup.
* In the original ''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" moments later he calls ESP again (though this is where he picks up the name for his new persona).
* Variation in ''Film/OlympusHasFallen''. Secret Service agent Mike Banning runs into another survivor of the attack on the White House and fellow Secret Service agent who claims he's been hiding out the whole time. In their conversation the survivor mentions the villain's name...something Banning only was recently told by the impromptu government leaders he's in contact with and was only recently found out, and correctly deduces that the survivor is in fact a traitor working with the White House attackers.
* 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.
* Played with in a subtle moment early on in ''Film/RedEye'', in which the villain ends up saying the name of the heroine's father in conversation with her and she ''doesn't'' notice that he'd just said a name she'd never told him. Probably a good many people in the audience didn't either.



* 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..
-->'''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.
* 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.
* In ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers1978'', Matthew desperately calls the police when the pods start growing in his backyard. They reply with his name before he gave it, leading him to suspect that the authorities are all pods.
* Variation in ''Film/OlympusHasFallen''. Secret Service agent Mike Banning runs into another survivor of the attack on the White House and fellow Secret Service agent who claims he's been hiding out the whole time. In their conversation the survivor mentions the villain's name...something Banning only was recently told by the impromptu government leaders he's in contact with and was only recently found out, and correctly deduces that the survivor is in fact a traitor working with the White House attackers.

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* 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..
-->'''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. ''Film/TheSorcerersApprentice'', Nicolas Cage's character does this to the young Dave. When Thomas questions Dave asks how Gabriel he knows his name, Gabriel dismissively tells him "You look like Cage [[LargeHam bursts out]], "Because I can read minds!" After a Thomas." Gabriel does this many times. One of {{beat}}, he says normally, [[SubvertedTrope "It's on your backpack".]] Though he was telling 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.
* In ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', Mercedes realizes
truth 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.
* In ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers1978'', Matthew desperately calls the police when the pods start growing in his backyard. They reply with his name before he gave it, leading him to suspect that the authorities are all pods.
* Variation in ''Film/OlympusHasFallen''. Secret Service agent Mike Banning runs into another survivor of the attack on the White House and fellow Secret Service agent who claims he's been hiding out the whole time. In their conversation the survivor mentions the villain's name...something Banning only was recently told by the impromptu government leaders he's in contact with and was only recently found out, and correctly deduces that the survivor is in fact a traitor working with the White House attackers.
first time.



* In the original ''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" moments later he calls ESP again (though this is where he picks up the name for his new persona).
* A variation played for laughs in ''Film/NowYouSeeMe''. Merritt tries to invoke this trope by guessing Henley's name right on their first encounter only to be exposed by Atlas who notes that the name was written on her coffee cup.
* ''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.

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* In the original ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'', Possibly subverted in ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' when Professor Kelp first transforms into Buddy Love, he meets up with Stella and calls the Bond girl Domino demands to know how Bond knew that was her by name -- when she insists she hadn't told (or rather, her nickname); he says it to him, he claims is on the bracelet on her ankle. The "possible" part is that it's ESP. When someone calls him "Buddy" moments later not clear he calls ESP again (though this is where he picks hasn't read up the name for his new persona).
* A variation played for laughs in ''Film/NowYouSeeMe''. Merritt tries to invoke this trope by guessing Henley's name right on their first encounter only to be exposed by Atlas who notes that the name was written
on her coffee cup.
* ''Film/ExtremeMeasures'': As
already, since the reason he is in the Bahamas is following a doctor and several homeless men try lead about her recently murdered brother, though it didn't lead to evacuate a desperately ill man from underneath a subway station, they are confronted by two mooks ImpersonatingAnOfficer, who order her directly..
-->'''Domino:''' My my, what sharp eyes you have.\\
'''Bond:''' (''as she walks away'') Wait till you get to my teeth.
* In ''Film/TheTrumanShow'', Truman's attempt to drive out of town with his wife ends when an unknown cop tells
them to drop the man and come forward. They comply, until one of road is closed. However, 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.cop then addresses Truman by name without ever being told his name or shown any ID. This immediately lets Truman know something is up.



* In ''Series/{{Angel}}'' this happens when [[AmoralAttorney Lilah]] propositions Faith to kill Angel.
* In ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', Kara "Starbuck" Thrace 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]]).
* A variation on an episode of ''Series/TheBlacklist''. Liz confronts Raymond with Florina Campo, the leader of an anti-slavery organization. Red reveals to Liz that Florina is in fact the head of the biggest slavery ring on the planet using her cover to take out the competition. Liz (who idolizes Florina) doesn't believe it. However, when Florina calls Raymond by his first name, Liz realizes only someone who's a major criminal could be so familiar with Reddington. Red lampshades it with "ooooh, that was a mistake."
* A variation in one episode of ''Series/{{Bones}}'' -- one victim is an old friend of Hodgins (who married Hodgins' former 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 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 variant occurs at the tail end of the ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode "Sucker Punch". [[spoiler:Beckett realizes a suspect she has just released was in fact the killer of both the victim of the week and her own mother, because he used "her" in reference to her mother. Beckett had mentioned a DeathByOriginStory during an interrogation, but not the ''gender'' of the person she lost.]]
* Happens in ''Series/CriminalMinds'', when the woman [[spoiler: who's been stalking [[LoveInterests Maeve]] the whole time]] comes out and calls Reid "Doctor". He doesn't realize until later that he was not introduced to her, either as "Agent" or "Doctor".
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E4Listen "Listen"]], Clara has returned to her date with Danny Pink after storming out. During conversation, she ends up mentioning [[spoiler:that he used to be called "Rupert"]], which he hadn't told her, causing the date to go downhill again. Clara found this out because [[spoiler:she and the Doctor had gone back in time and met Danny as a child.]]
* ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'': A HalloweenEpisode had a client of Edna's Edibles disappear with the implication that Mrs. Garrett killed him while possessed by a ghost. After she's confronted about it, the client reappears alive and reveals that the whole thing was a psychological experiment. He addresses Natalie by name as he leaves. It turns out she was in on it.
* 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.



* A variation appears in the BBC miniseries ''Gunpowder, Treason & Plot'', when one character realizes that his girlfriend is a spy for King James. He's been told not to refer to GuyFawkes by his real name, but instead to call him "Johnson". He slips up in front of her, accidentally using the name 'Fawkes', and she doesn't call him on it. A few scenes later, when Fawkes reminds him to use the alias, he catches his - and the spy's - mistake.
* In ''Series/{{Hollyoaks}}'', India Longford goes to meet up with her internet boyfriend, who unknown to her is actually serial killer Silas Blissett. Silas waits for her at the place where she'd agreed to meet Cameron; and asks her to help him carry something to his car. He then says "Thank you, India." An alarmed India says that she didn't tell him her name, at which point he reveals she ''did'' tell him - as Cameron. He then strangles her.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** A variation occurs in 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.
** Later [[spoiler: the Mother]] gives Marshall a ride and scares him by knowing facts about him that a stranger should not know. She explains that she met Lilly the day before and Lilly told her about the issues she and Marshall were having.
* 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.
* ''Series/LawAndOrder'': [=McCoy=] is prosecuting a young woman who claims she was kidnapped and forced into a crime spree by her abductors--"I completely freaked out when he shot Willie and that other guy!" [=McCoy=] pounces on this, pointing out that although the man's name was indeed William, she couldn't possibly have known that "Willie" was the nickname he used unless she already knew him, thus revealing that she was indeed a willing participant.
* One episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' features a variation. A potential love interest of [[spoiler:[=McGee=]]] visits him at work ... except he never told her he was with NCIS.
* ''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.
* In ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "Lithia", the leader of a village in a post-apocalyptic all-female world who's witnessed tragedy when 12 men let out of cyberfreeze [[UnfortunateImplications caused tragedy due to their aggressive nature]] puts the main male character back in stasis, and says "Goodbye, Jason" [[spoiler: - even though he never told anyone his first name. It turned out that he was the love of her life before being frozen]].
* ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' has a rare example of a protagonist doing this; when the Rangers rescue Trent the first time he gets attacked by Mesogog's minions, Kira accidentally refers to Trent by name despite him ostensibly not hanging around superheroes. Trent catches this.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' has a EurekaMoment 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]].



* 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.
* One episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' features a variation. A potential love interest of [[spoiler:[=McGee=]]] visits him at work ... except he never told her he was with NCIS.
* 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'?"



* A variant occurs at the tail end of the ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode "Sucker Punch". [[spoiler:Beckett realizes a suspect she has just released was in fact the killer of both the victim of the week and her own mother, because he used "her" in reference to her mother. Beckett had mentioned a DeathByOriginStory during an interrogation, but not the ''gender'' of the person she lost.]]
* In ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', Kara "Starbuck" Thrace 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]]).
* In ''Series/{{Angel}}'' this happens when [[AmoralAttorney Lilah]] propositions Faith to kill Angel.
* ''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.
* A variation appears in the BBC miniseries ''Gunpowder, Treason & Plot'', when one character realizes that his girlfriend is a spy for King James. He's been told not to refer to GuyFawkes by his real name, but instead to call him "Johnson". He slips up in front of her, accidentally using the name 'Fawkes', and she doesn't call him on it. A few scenes later, when Fawkes reminds him to use the alias, he catches his - and the spy's - mistake.
* A variation in one episode of ''Series/{{Bones}}'' -- one victim is an old friend of Hodgins (who married Hodgins' former 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 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.]]
* In ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "Lithia," the leader of a village in a post-apocalyptic all-female world who's witnessed tragedy when 12 men let out of cyberfreeze [[UnfortunateImplications caused tragedy due to their aggressive nature]] puts the main male character back in stasis, and says "Goodbye, Jason" [[spoiler: - even though he never told anyone his first name. It turned out that he was the love of her life before being frozen]].
* Happens in ''Series/CriminalMinds'', when the woman [[spoiler: who's been stalking [[LoveInterests Maeve]] the whole time]] comes out and calls Reid "Doctor". He doesn't realize until later that he was not introduced to her, either as "Agent" or "Doctor".
* A variation on an episode of ''Series/TheBlacklist.'' Liz confronts Raymond with Florina Campo, the leader of an anti-slavery organization. Red reveals to Liz that Florina is in fact the head of the biggest slavery ring on the planet using her cover to take out the competition. Liz (who idolizes Florina) doesn't believe it. However, when Florina calls Raymond by his first name, Liz realizes only someone who's a major criminal could be so familiar with Reddington. Red lampshades it with "ooooh, that was a mistake."
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** A variation occurs in 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.
** Later [[spoiler: the Mother]] gives Marshall a ride and scares him by knowing facts about him that a stranger should not know. She explains that she met Lilly the day before and Lilly told her about the issues she and Marshall were having.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' has a EurekaMoment 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]].
* In ''Series/{{Hollyoaks}}'', India Longford goes to meet up with her internet boyfriend, who unknown to her is actually serial killer Silas Blissett. Silas waits for her at the place where she'd agreed to meet Cameron; and asks her to help him carry something to his car. He then says "Thank you, India." An alarmed India says that she didn't tell him her name, at which point he reveals she ''did'' tell him - as Cameron. He then strangles her.
* ''Series/LawAndOrder'': [=McCoy=] is prosecuting a young woman who claims she was kidnapped and forced into a crime spree by her abductors--"I completely freaked out when he shot Willie and that other guy!" [=McCoy=] pounces on this, pointing out that although the man's name was indeed William, she couldn't possibly have known that "Willie" was the nickname he used unless she already knew him, thus revealing that she was indeed a willing participant.
* ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' has a rare example of a protagonist doing this; when the Rangers rescue Trent the first time he gets attacked by Mesogog's minions, Kira accidentally refers to Trent by name despite him ostensibly not hanging around superheroes. Trent catches this.
* 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.
* ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'': A HalloweenEpisode had a client of Edna's Edibles disappear with the implication that Mrs. Garrett killed him while possessed by a ghost. After she's confronted about it, the client reappears alive and reveals that the whole thing was a psychological experiment. He addresses Natalie by name as he leaves. It turns out she was in on it.

to:

* A variant occurs at the tail end of the ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode "Sucker Punch". [[spoiler:Beckett realizes a suspect she has just released was in fact the killer of both the victim of the week and her own mother, because he used "her" in reference to her mother. Beckett had mentioned a DeathByOriginStory during an interrogation, but not the ''gender'' of the person she lost.]]
* In ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', Kara "Starbuck" Thrace 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]]).
* In ''Series/{{Angel}}'' this happens when [[AmoralAttorney Lilah]] propositions Faith to kill Angel.
* ''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.
* A variation appears in the BBC miniseries ''Gunpowder, Treason & Plot'', when one character realizes that his girlfriend is a spy for King James. He's been told not to refer to GuyFawkes by his real name, but instead to call him "Johnson". He slips up in front of her, accidentally using the name 'Fawkes', and she doesn't call him on it. A few scenes later, when Fawkes reminds him to use the alias, he catches his - and the spy's - mistake.
* A variation in
On one episode of ''Series/{{Bones}}'' -- one victim is an old friend of Hodgins (who married Hodgins' former 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 defense attorney for the killer finds out too, and it nearly gets the case thrown out for evidence tampering, because someone with ''Series/TheXFiles'' a personal interest in the case had been involved with each step of the evidence gathering.]]
* In ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "Lithia," the leader of a village in a post-apocalyptic all-female world who's witnessed tragedy when 12 men let out of cyberfreeze [[UnfortunateImplications caused tragedy due to their aggressive nature]] puts the main male
character back in stasis, and says "Goodbye, Jason" [[spoiler: - even though he never told anyone his first name. It turned out that he was the love of her life before being frozen]].
* Happens in ''Series/CriminalMinds'', when the woman [[spoiler: who's been stalking [[LoveInterests Maeve]] the whole time]] comes out and calls Reid "Doctor". He doesn't realize until later that he was not introduced to her, either as "Agent" or "Doctor".
* A variation on an episode of ''Series/TheBlacklist.'' Liz confronts Raymond with Florina Campo, the leader of an anti-slavery organization. Red reveals to Liz that Florina is in fact the head of the biggest slavery ring on the planet using her cover to take out the competition. Liz (who idolizes Florina) doesn't believe it. However, when Florina calls Raymond by his first name, Liz realizes only someone who's a major criminal could be so familiar with Reddington. Red lampshades it with "ooooh, that was a mistake."
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** A variation occurs in 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.
** Later [[spoiler: the Mother]]
gives Marshall a ride and scares him by knowing facts about him that a stranger should not know. She explains that she met Lilly the day before and Lilly told her about the issues she and Marshall were having.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' has a EurekaMoment 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]].
* In ''Series/{{Hollyoaks}}'', India Longford goes to meet up
himself away with her internet boyfriend, who unknown to her is actually serial killer Silas Blissett. Silas waits for her at the place where she'd agreed to meet Cameron; and asks her to help him carry something to his car. He then says "Thank you, India." An alarmed India says that she didn't tell him her name, at which point he reveals she ''did'' tell him - as Cameron. He then strangles her.
* ''Series/LawAndOrder'': [=McCoy=] is prosecuting a young woman who claims she was kidnapped and forced into a crime spree by her abductors--"I completely freaked out when he shot Willie and that other guy!" [=McCoy=] pounces on this, pointing out that although the man's name was indeed William, she couldn't possibly have known that "Willie" was the nickname he used unless she already knew him, thus revealing that she was indeed a willing participant.
* ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' has a rare example of a protagonist doing this; when the Rangers rescue Trent the first time he gets attacked by Mesogog's minions, Kira accidentally refers to Trent by name despite him ostensibly not hanging around superheroes. Trent catches this.
* 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.
* ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'': A HalloweenEpisode had a client of Edna's Edibles disappear with the implication that Mrs. Garrett killed him while possessed by a ghost. After she's confronted about it, the client reappears alive and reveals
but he's talking so fast that the whole thing was audience might not notice until Mulder stops him, saying, "Whoa, whoa, wait a psychological experiment. He addresses Natalie by minute here...When did I say my name as he leaves. It turns out she was in on it.'Agent Mulder'?"
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
-->'''Demon cat:''' Greetings, Frank the human boy.\\
'''Finn:''' How did you ''almost'' know my name?\\
'''Demon cat:''' I have approximate knowledge of many things.
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jaqen H'ghar refers to Arya by her full name as he departs, though she has never told him.
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** This can also occur because Bob is introducing himself to Alice for the first time on any character, addressing her [[GameplayAndStorySegregation by the avatar name suspended above Alice's avatar.]] In this case, it could be a sign of being new to RP OR not reading the player's bio to see that certain costumes may have certain identities. These usually prompt an out of character correction.
15th Dec '16 8:54:53 AM TargetmasterJoe
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* ''Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary:

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* ''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 EurekaMoment 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/TheFactsOfLife'': A HalloweenEpisode had a client of Edna's Edibles disappear with the implication that Mrs. Garrett killed him while possessed by a ghost. After she's confronted about it, the client reappears alive and reveals that the whole thing was a psychological experiment. He addresses Natalie by name as he leaves. It turns out she was in on it.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretShow'', the two main characters bump into a former colleague while in disguise. Victor accidentally calls Ray by name, which causes him to become suspicious. Victor then claims he knew Ray's name because it's written on his suit. And it is - on the inside of his pants. Ray still buys it.
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* A variation on an episode of ''Series/TheBlacklist.'' Liz confronts Raymond with Florina Campo, the leader of an anti-slavery organization. Red reveals to Liz that Florina is in fact the head of the biggest slavery ring on the planet using her cover to take out the competition. Liz (who idolizes Florina) doesn't believe it. However, when Florina calls Raymond by his first name, Liz realizes only someone who's a major criminal could be so familiar with Reddington. Red lampshades it with "ooooh, that was a mistake."
1st Sep '16 2:55:25 PM HeroicJay
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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 FiveSecondForeshadowing 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 FiveSecondForeshadowing bit of {{Foreshadowing}} of the fact that [[spoiler:Sapphire is actually half of Garnet.]]
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