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25th Jun '16 8:47:54 AM Willbyr
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* ''MaiHime'' and ''MaiOtome'' have John Smith, who is part of the Searrs Foundation in the former and the head of Schwarz in the latter, although the latter case is a name adopted by whoever is in charge; the one in ''Sifr'' is a different person from the one in the main series, whose younger self appears in ''Sifr''.

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* ''MaiHime'' ''Anime/MaiHime'' and ''MaiOtome'' ''Anime/MaiOtome'' have John Smith, who is part of the Searrs Foundation in the former and the head of Schwarz in the latter, although the latter case is a name adopted by whoever is in charge; the one in ''Sifr'' is a different person from the one in the main series, whose younger self appears in ''Sifr''.



21st Jun '16 2:50:22 AM Yendor
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*In ''{{Literature/AtlasShrugged}}'', Fransisco d'Anconia marvels aloud at Jim Taggart's wedding at how many men named Smith or Gomez can afford to own large chunks of his company. Of course, this just made him curious as to who was really behind those names. Many of them are at this very party. [[spoiler:Later, he deliberately creates a panic that crashes his stock price.]]
13th Jun '16 10:04:58 AM JackG
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* In "The Boys Light Up" by Australian Crawl, the first verse (implied to be about a brothel) goes ''Let me tell you about my mountain home / where all the ladies names are Joan''.
6th Jun '16 11:45:25 AM Doug86
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* ''Film/TheKingsSpeech''. The Duchess of York goes to meet speech therapist Lionel Logue under the alias of Mrs Johnson, causing him to commit a number of faux pas [[OhCrap before she reveals she's a member of the royal family]]. Johnson was the cover name used by the Duke of York when he was a serving naval officer during WorldWarOne, to hide his identity from the enemy.

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* ''Film/TheKingsSpeech''. The Duchess of York goes to meet speech therapist Lionel Logue under the alias of Mrs Johnson, causing him to commit a number of faux pas [[OhCrap before she reveals she's a member of the royal family]]. Johnson was the cover name used by the Duke of York when he was a serving naval officer during WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, to hide his identity from the enemy.



* Haile Selassie I, Emperor of UsefulNotes/{{Ethiopia}}, used the "Mr Smith" alias when traveling incognito to Khartoum in WorldWarII, in preparation for the British move to throw the Italians out of his country. Given that this is a man who was literally worshiped as a god by the Rastafari movement, it's probably the [[SpecialPersonNormalName most inappropriate alias imaginable]].

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* Haile Selassie I, Emperor of UsefulNotes/{{Ethiopia}}, used the "Mr Smith" alias when traveling incognito to Khartoum in WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, in preparation for the British move to throw the Italians out of his country. Given that this is a man who was literally worshiped as a god by the Rastafari movement, it's probably the [[SpecialPersonNormalName most inappropriate alias imaginable]].
6th May '16 10:53:47 PM JackG
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** And in the remake ''Film/LastManStanding'', no-one even pretends to believe that "John Smith" is the protagonist's real name.

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** And in the remake [[AFistfulOfRehashes remake]] ''Film/LastManStanding'', no-one even pretends to believe that "John Smith" is the protagonist's real name.
24th Apr '16 4:05:42 PM Divra
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** When Jaime suspiciously asks one of the Kingsguard [[SelfProclaimedKnight who gave him his knighthood]], he says, "Ser Robert... Stone," which is an obviously generic name in Westeros. Robert is the name of the previous king, making it especially common, and "Stone" is a generic surname for bastards from the Vale. Jaime also thinks the last name may have come as a result of [[LineOfSightName Kettleblack looking at the stone wall of the room]] as he answered.

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** When Jaime suspiciously asks one of the Kingsguard Osney Kettleblack [[SelfProclaimedKnight who gave him his knighthood]], he says, "Ser Robert... Stone," which is an obviously generic name in Westeros. Robert is the name of the previous king, making it especially common, and "Stone" is a generic surname for bastards from the Vale. Jaime also thinks the last name may have come as a result of [[LineOfSightName Kettleblack looking at the stone wall of the room]] as he answered.



** In other regions, "Johnsons" are naturally referred to by region appropriate common names: In Germany it's "Herr Schmidt", in Japan "Mr. Tanaka" and in Hong Kong "Mr. Wu".

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** In other regions, "Johnsons" are naturally referred to by region appropriate common names: In Germany it's "Herr Schmidt", Schmidt" or "Herr Müller", in Japan "Mr. Tanaka" and in Hong Kong "Mr. Wu".
22nd Apr '16 7:15:20 AM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. A woman who works as a professional fixer is amused and naturally skeptical when John Reese introduces himself as 'John'. Of course John Reese is simply the name he prefers to use anyway, rather than his real name. Though all evidence suggests that his first name really is John - the rest of his real name is unknown apart from his middle initial being H.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. A woman Zoe Morgan, who works as a professional fixer [[TheFixer fixer]], is amused and [[GenreSavvy naturally skeptical skeptical]] when John Reese introduces himself as 'John'. Of course The irony is we later find that's actually his real name when Detective Carter discovers his special forces file. However the audience doesn't see the rest of the name because it's obscured, other than his middle initial being H. John Reese is simply the name he prefers uses on a day-to-day basis, as opposed to use anyway, rather than his real name. Though all evidence suggests that his first name really is John - the rest of his real name is unknown apart from his middle initial being H.temporary identities he uses when needed.
22nd Apr '16 7:08:09 AM JackG
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* ''Film/TwoFathersJustice'' (1985). The mercenary camp the two protagonists join calls all its trainees "Mr Smith" to preserve their anonymity. This comes in handy later on when they have to get past a guard who was also trained at the camp; they pointedly call him Mr Smith and pretend they were sent by his trainer to check security.

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* ''Film/TwoFathersJustice'' ''Two Fathers Justice'' (1985). The mercenary camp the two protagonists join calls all its trainees "Mr Smith" to preserve their anonymity. This comes in handy later on when they have to get past a guard who was also trained at the camp; they pointedly call him Mr Smith and pretend they were sent by his trainer to check security.



* In ''Film/CityHeat'' (1984) two elderly gentlemen arrive at a brothel. One is greeted by the madam as "Mr Smith", and he introduces his companion who's also called Smith.

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* In ''Film/CityHeat'' ''City Heat'' (1984) two elderly gentlemen arrive at a brothel. One is greeted by the madam as "Mr Smith", and he introduces his companion who's also called Smith.
22nd Apr '16 7:07:28 AM JackG
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* Mr Smith, the protagonist of ''Film/ShootEmUp''. The fact that his name is an obvious pseudonym highlights the fact that he's like the ManWithNoName from TheWestern. Subverted in that it may also be a MeaningfulName -- it's suggested that he's a former gunsmith.

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** And in the remake ''Film/LastManStanding'', no-one even pretends to believe that "John Smith" is the protagonist's real name.
* Mr Smith, Likewise "Mr Smith", the protagonist of ''Film/ShootEmUp''. The fact that his name is an obvious pseudonym highlights the fact that he's like the ManWithNoName from TheWestern. Subverted in that it may also be a MeaningfulName -- it's suggested that he's a former gunsmith.
26th Mar '16 12:22:33 AM shamblingdead2
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* A straight example in ''Literature/DifferentSeasons'' : "Jane Smith" is the name the unwed mother chooses.
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