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22nd Apr '18 4:06:24 PM SpinAttaxx
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** In ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', the Ultra Beasts ([[spoiler:extradimensional Pokémon]]), are shown to be this in battle until you catch them and they're registered in your Pokédex. However, they're also given code names by the two International Police agents working on dealing with them, and one even gets referred to by its name during the main course of the game[[note]]Specifically UB-01: Symbiont gets referred to as Nihilego by the villain[[/note]].

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** In ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' (and their ''[[VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon Ultra]]'' versions), the Ultra Beasts ([[spoiler:extradimensional Pokémon]]), are shown to be this named "???" in battle until you catch them and they're registered in your Pokédex. Pokédex (subsequent battles use their proper names). However, in ''Sun and Moon'' they're also given code names by the two International Police agents working on dealing with them, and one even gets referred to by its name during the main course of the game[[note]]Specifically UB-01: Symbiont gets referred to as Nihilego by the villain[[/note]].villain[[/note]]. ''Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon'' also don't hide Poipole and Blacephalon/Stakataka's names.
1st Apr '18 11:18:52 AM wingedcatgirl
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** Averted in the remakes, which instead call him Passerby Boy in the battle dialogue. Similarly, he no longer tells you his name in dialogue; he instead drops his Trainer ID and the main character (but not the player) reads it, getting his name from there.

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** Averted in the remakes, which instead call him Passerby Boy in the battle dialogue. dialogue, which is more obviously a description, and if you somehow didn't realize that it's also too long to fit in the naming prompt. Similarly, he no longer tells you his name in dialogue; he instead drops his Trainer ID and the main player character (but not sees it, but the player) reads it, getting his name from there.player doesn't, a better hint that [[SchrodingersQuestion whatever you tell the officer will become reality]].
4th Mar '18 3:41:34 PM Discar
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When the name of something -- be it a character, object, location, or menu item -- is unknown in a video game, it will often be represented by a string of question marks.

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When the name of something -- be it a character, object, location, or menu item -- is unknown in a video game, it will often be represented by a string of question marks.


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When the name of something -- be it a character, object, location, or menu item -- is unknown in a video game, it will often be represented by a string of question marks.
4th Mar '18 3:41:19 PM Discar
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--> '''???''': My name is ???!
--> '''Whitney''': That is an odd name.
--> '''???''': I was never given one, so I assigned myself one.
--> '''Killdra''': So you settled on being called ???, spelled out like 3 question marks and pronounced like when you ask something 3 times in a row? Thats lame, really lame, [[NoFourthWall even by DSBT standards.]]
-->--''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT''


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-> '''???''': My name is ???!\\
'''Whitney''': That is an odd name.\\
'''???''': I was never given one, so I assigned myself one.\\
'''Killdra''': So you settled on being called ???, spelled out like 3 question marks and pronounced like when you ask something 3 times in a row? Thats lame, really lame, [[NoFourthWall even by DSBT standards.]]
-->-- ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT''
2nd Mar '18 10:21:43 PM vexusdylandasecond
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--> '''???''': My name is ???!
--> '''Whitney''': That is an odd name.
--> '''???''': I was never given one, so I assigned myself one.
--> '''Killdra''': So you settled on being called ???, spelled out like 3 question marks and pronounced like when you ask something 3 times in a row? Thats lame, really lame, [[NoFourthWall even by DSBT standards.]]
-->--''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT''


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(If you're looking to pothole this trope, its written like [=MyNameIsQuestionMarks=])
2nd Mar '18 10:15:35 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': ???'s name is literally is, because he was never given a name! Killdra really lays into him how ridiculous this name is.
15th Feb '18 12:53:21 PM Kijin
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* In ''VideoGame/PopNMusic'', there is a character who is simply called "?" (though fans call him "Hatena" instead) that acts as MZD's shadow and companion.
22nd Dec '17 1:29:39 PM FitzChippy
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** This caused many a small child to permanently name him ??? when asked, thinking it was a kind of trivia where there's a right answer you need to enter to continue. Kind of embarrassing when the older fans told you you had done it wrong, but HilariousInHindsight.

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** This caused many a small child to permanently name him ??? when asked, thinking it was a kind of trivia where there's a right answer you need to enter to continue. Kind of embarrassing when the older fans told you you had them they'd done it wrong, but HilariousInHindsight.
11th Dec '17 3:10:37 PM NoxNyctoresX
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Star Ocean Till The End Of Time}}'' Bosses HP/MP Statistics are listed as ???, with the only way to find out their exact value is through guides.
** Also applies in ''VideoGame/{{Star Ocean The Last Hope}}'' Enemies with the type "Other" such as the [[spoiler: Grigori]] and Gabriel Celeste have ??? for their HP Values.
6th Dec '17 3:46:53 PM rjd1922
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* Every main series ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' game has a character whose Ultimate/Super High School Level talent is unknown, and thus is listed in the Report Card menu and character introduction screen as "Ultimate ???". [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa The first game]] has Kyoko Kirigiri (actually the [[spoiler:Ultimate Detective]]), ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' has the PlayerCharacter Hajime Hinata, [[spoiler:who is actually a talentless Reserve Course student]], and ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' has Rantaro Amami ([[spoiler:Ultimate Survivor/Ultimate Adventurer]]).



* In ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror'', what appears to be Meta Knight is labeled only as "???" on his health bar when fighting him. [[spoiler:When it's later revealed he's not actually Meta Knight but his Mirror World counterpart, his name changes to "Dark Meta Knight" for the penultimate boss fight.]]




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* ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney'' has a mysterious female assassin charged with taking out Agent 47, identified only as "?".
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