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17th May '16 1:23:50 PM GlassRain
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* It's not uncommon in a live-action role playing game to see a character whose nametag reads only "???". It just means that not everyone present recognizes that person, and players who know them will have "??? is Bob" or somesuch on their character sheet.

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* It's not uncommon in a live-action role playing game to see a character whose nametag name tag reads only "???". It just means that not everyone present recognizes that person, and players who know them will have "??? is Bob" or somesuch something on their character sheet.



* In the ''{{Discworld}}'', the technophobic Sam Vimes, when dealing with the local analogue of a smart phone. becomes ''Insert Name Here'' to the demon driving the machine. Sam is too busy/unwilling to read a manual that is five or six times the size of the actual device (never a good sign) and the demon's programming is too inflexible for it to bypass the rote method from the mnual. So Vimes remains ''Insert Name Here''.

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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'', the technophobic Sam Vimes, when dealing with the local analogue of a smart phone. becomes ''Insert Name Here'' to the demon driving the machine. Sam is too busy/unwilling to read a manual that is five or six times the size of the actual device (never a good sign) and the demon's programming is too inflexible for it to bypass the rote method from the mnual.manual. So Vimes remains ''Insert Name Here''.


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* ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'' has been known to [[http://www.bogleech.com/awfulhospital/242.html utilize this trope]] from time to time.
8th Mar '16 8:17:55 AM GunarmDyne
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* The hero of ''VideoGame/EiyuuSenkiTheWorldConquest'' starts off this way for the first battle. He's able to remember his name soon afterwards, but people continue to believe he's a Servant of Heaven.
5th Mar '16 11:49:17 PM GigaHand
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** Aversion in the series: one of the witnesses in chapter 2 of ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsPhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' is labelled as "Some Guy" until we find out his name.

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** Aversion in the series: one of the witnesses in chapter 2 of ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsPhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' is labelled as "Some Guy" until we find out his name.name [[spoiler:which is Emeer Punchenbaug]].
17th Feb '16 3:07:01 PM Hashil
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** ''VideoGame/PokkenTournament'' 's second hidden character, [[spoiler: Shadow Mewtwo]], has a [[LimitBreak Burst Synergy]] attack so over the top, its name is just 3 question marks.
12th Feb '16 7:14:14 PM nombretomado
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* The [[{{Playstation2}} PS2]] [[FightingGame fighter]] ''[[Manga/SaintSeiya Saint Seiya: The Sanctuary]]'' has "Gemini ???" as a character. In the series the game is based on, his name is revealed to be [[spoiler:Gemini Kanon]].

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* The [[{{Playstation2}} [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] [[FightingGame fighter]] ''[[Manga/SaintSeiya Saint Seiya: The Sanctuary]]'' has "Gemini ???" as a character. In the series the game is based on, his name is revealed to be [[spoiler:Gemini Kanon]].
31st Jan '16 3:18:33 PM EthanLac
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[[caption-width-right:258:[[TheUnpronounceable Just how are you supposed to pronounce that?]][[note]]He told you his real name, and you get to [[HelloInsertNameHere "report" it to the Police Officer.]][[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:258:[[TheUnpronounceable Just how are you supposed [[caption-width-right:258:[[ComicallyMissingThePoint Ah, Mark the Third. Good to pronounce that?]][[note]]He see you.]][[note]]He told you his real name, and you get to [[HelloInsertNameHere "report" it to the Police Officer.]][[/note]]]]
19th Nov '15 8:54:31 AM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders: The Fist of Mars'' does this with any character you currently do not know who is. Using the same number of ?'s as letters in their name, as well as silhouetting their image. However, a keen eye may reveal a couple of identities before the game does.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext the hand in the Stock Pot Inn's toilet]] is entered in Link's Bomber Notebook as "???". In a MythologyGag, the same character appears in the past in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Ages]]'' and in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''.
** Also in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' we have, in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' the connected places of [[spoiler:Dampé's grave]] and the windmill, both identified as "?" despite the locations of both entrances being obvious.

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* ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders: The Fist of Mars'' ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEndersTheFistOfMars'' does this with any character you currently do not know who is. Using the same number of ?'s as letters in their name, as well as silhouetting their image. However, a keen eye may reveal a couple of identities before the game does.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
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In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext the hand in the Stock Pot Inn's toilet]] is entered in Link's Bomber Notebook as "???". In a MythologyGag, the same character appears in the past in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Ages]]'' and in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''.
** Also in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' we have, in In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' the connected places of [[spoiler:Dampé's grave]] and the windmill, both identified as "?" despite the locations of both entrances being obvious.
3rd Nov '15 4:06:47 PM DeCarta
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* The Music/GeorgeJones song "Her Name Is" features a variant of this; the song is about a man pursuing a relationship with a married woman, but can't or won't describe her or say her name until she leaves her current husband. Any part of the song where her name or any description would be heard [[SoundEffectBleep is replaced by a few musical notes]].
22nd Sep '15 1:49:56 PM Berrenta
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'' does this straight, and has a variation. When a character talks from offscreen, their name is given as "???". When someone is in disguise (like in [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja Edge's Tale]]), the name is given with a question mark at the end, like "Trainee?".

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'' does this straight, and has a variation. When a character talks from offscreen, their name is given as "???". When someone is in disguise (like in [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja [[GratuitousNinja Edge's Tale]]), the name is given with a question mark at the end, like "Trainee?".
30th Aug '15 11:54:59 AM FoolsEditAccount
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* Sarn Kamina in the opening of ''VideoGame/TelepathTactics''. [[BigBad Tarion]] is also referred to as "???" until Emma calls him by name in the final arc, even though it's pretty obvious who he is since his name is mentioned prior to that.
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