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16th Apr '18 11:02:02 PM JoeMerl
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* Eventually {{Subverted}} in ''Webcomic/DisneyHighSchool''--"the Beast" is not named until the 49th strip, because he has no name in canon (see below). The creator eventually gave in to {{Fanon}} and called him "Adam," though.



* In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', it's never revealed just what the Beast's name is. The fandom went and named him Adam anyway (which Creator/DanStevens [who portrayed the Beast in [[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017 the 2017 remake]]] and Paige O'Hara [Belle's voice actress] have also accepted). Contrary to popular beliefs, [[GodNeverSaidThat that name is not from the film's creators]], but rather from a trivia video game, though there are a small number of official Disney products [[AscendedFanon that use it]] (while most keep him nameless).

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* In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', it's never revealed just what the Beast's name is. The fandom went and named him Adam anyway (which anyway, which Creator/DanStevens [who (who portrayed the Beast in [[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017 the 2017 remake]]] remake]]) and Paige O'Hara [Belle's (Belle's voice actress] actress) have also accepted). accepted. Contrary to popular beliefs, [[GodNeverSaidThat that name is not from the film's creators]], but rather from a trivia video game, though there are a small number of official game. Most Disney products keep him nameless, though a small number [[AscendedFanon that use it]] (while most keep him nameless).have used the fans' name]].
13th Mar '18 8:11:01 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Eleenin's fairy trio are just called 'fairies' without any distinction between the three.
6th Mar '18 12:14:29 PM darkemyst
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* ''Webcomic/EvilGenius'': Everyone just calls the Evil Genius "you" or "boss".
* ''Webcomic/FinalEnter'' has an unnamed protagonist. [[spoiler:He has a name but it's never revealed]].

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* ''Webcomic/EvilGenius'': Everyone just calls Dr [=McNinja=] in ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' is another example. He is only referred to as "Doctor".
** His surname is explicitly stated multiple times throughout
the Evil Genius "you" or "boss".
* ''Webcomic/FinalEnter''
series as [=McNinja=], but no first name has an unnamed protagonist. [[spoiler:He been yet given, due to a NoodleIncident involving a wizard. His clone goes by Old, as in Old [=McNinja=]. [[CatchPhrase He's a farmer]].
*** In the story [[WholeEpisodeFlashback First Generation Ninja American]], we find out why no first name
has been given: [[spoiler:His grandpa erased his name from history to [[SealedEvilInACan trap a]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot ghost wizard]] who was trying to cast a curse that would make him an [[CosmicPlaything enemy of the universe itself]], and saying his name will cause the ghost wizard to be freed. He is ultimately forced to give up his name in order to persuade Sparklelord to stop King Radical from causing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and his name is revealed to be "Patrick".]]
* No one in [[http://awesomegamerz.com/ Awesome Gamerz]] has a name. They are simply known as player one, two, and girl.
* The protagonist (at least initially; she gets
a name later in the strip) and her infant son whom she's seeking to rescue from the titular Webcomic/AwfulHospital.
* ''Webcomic/TheBirdFeeder'' has Exotic, an exotic bird of indeterminate species, gender, and name. It originally would only mysteriously appear out of nowhere, and was referred to only as "the exotic bird," and eventually simply nicknamed "Exotic." In [[http://thebirdfeeder.com/comic/393 #393]], Darryl finally asks what its name is,
but it only replies that it's never revealed]].name can't be spoken, only sung, and proceeds to sing "Happy Birthday To You." This may or may not be its actual name.



* The Boy from ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound''.
** The Boy has a name, revealed in a letter addressed to him in the July 18, 2007 strip: [[spoiler: Eustace Boyce]], which could stand alone as an explanation for his nickname. However, a second explanation was developed in the March 19, 2008 strip with the introduction of Elodie. It still doesn't explain why early on in the strip both The Boy's parents referred to each other as The Father and The Mother.
** Tackleford's mayor at the time when Shelley worked for him was always referred as "Mr. Mayor". It seems that this is an honorific until "The Election", when it's revealed that his name is really James Mayor, after which he's often dubbed "Mayor Mayor".
* Likewise, November's [[ArrangedMarriage betrothed]] from ''Webcomic/NoRestForTheWicked'' is known only as "the Boy;" he admits that he doesn't even remember what his real name is (though it may be "Jack" or something like that). This also extends to a few other characters, like Red (as in "[[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Riding Hood]]"), and [[ImAHumanitarian the Witch]] (from "Literature/HanselAndGretel").

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* The Boy from ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound''.
** The Boy has a
In ''Webcomic/BloodIsMine'' the main character is at various points called "you," "blondie," "the protagonist," "Jane Doe," and "the girl." She knows her own name, and several of the other characters know her real name, but that name is never revealed in a letter addressed to him in the July 18, 2007 strip: [[spoiler: Eustace Boyce]], which could stand alone as audience.
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/BobTheAngryFlower'' - "The Nameless Ones" is indeed a name.
* ''Webcomic/TheBullysBully'' has
an explanation for his nickname. However, a second explanation was developed in the March 19, 2008 strip with the introduction entire cast of Elodie. It still doesn't explain why early on in the strip both nameless characters. Justified since it is a textless web comic.
*
The Boy's parents [[http://cheer.thewotch.com/index.php?date=20050929 invisible agents]] in ''Webcomic/{{Cheer}}!'' call each other by number, partly because they've forgotten their own names.
* A character first
referred to each as 'Kauyon' (a ShoutOut to ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'') in ''Webcomic/CogaSuro'' never gains a name, even after actually appearing in the comics a good hundred pages or so after first being alluded to. Oddly, no-one seems to mind not knowing, to the point where it seems like 'Kauyon' is actually [[spoiler: his official PEGASUS codename]], and other as The Father and The Mother.
** Tackleford's mayor at the time when Shelley worked for
characters occasionally refer to him was always referred by nicknames such as "Mr. Mayor". It seems that this is an honorific until "The Election", when it's revealed that his name is really James Mayor, 'square-rims', after which he's often dubbed "Mayor Mayor".
* Likewise, November's [[ArrangedMarriage betrothed]] from ''Webcomic/NoRestForTheWicked'' is known only as "the Boy;" he admits that he doesn't even remember what
his real name is (though it may be "Jack" or something like that). This also extends to a few other characters, like Red (as in "[[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Riding Hood]]"), and [[ImAHumanitarian the Witch]] (from "Literature/HanselAndGretel").glasses.



* Piro and Largo of ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'', where it's confirmed that Piro at least is his Internet name. It should be noted however that the two are LifeEmbellished versions of the original creators, Fred Gallagher and Rodney Caston, and use their internet usernames.
** [=L33TDude=] is also consistently referred to by that name and no other.
* A character first referred to as 'Kauyon' (a ShoutOut to ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'') in ''Webcomic/CogaSuro'' never gains a name, even after actually appearing in the comics a good hundred pages or so after first being alluded to. Oddly, no-one seems to mind not knowing, to the point where it seems like 'Kauyon' is actually [[spoiler: his official PEGASUS codename]], and other characters occasionally refer to him by nicknames such as 'square-rims', after his glasses.
* In ''Webcomic/NoPinkPonies'', none of the male characters have names, [[http://nopinkponies.com/d/20060911.html which]] [[http://nopinkponies.com/d/20060215.html is]] [[http://nopinkponies.com/d/20060414.html lampshaded]] [[http://nopinkponies.com/d/20060419.html repeatedly.]]
* The [[http://cheer.thewotch.com/index.php?date=20050929 invisible agents]] in ''Webcomic/{{Cheer}}!'' call each other by number, partly because they've forgotten their own names.

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* Piro and Largo of ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'', where it's confirmed that Piro at least is his Internet name. It should be noted however that the two are LifeEmbellished versions of the original creators, Fred Gallagher and Rodney Caston, and use their internet usernames.
** [=L33TDude=] is also consistently referred to by that name and no other.
* A character first referred to as 'Kauyon' (a ShoutOut to ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'') in ''Webcomic/CogaSuro'' never gains
''Webcomic/CreativeRelease'' contains a name, even after actually appearing in the comics a good hundred pages or so after first being alluded to. Oddly, no-one seems to mind not knowing, to the point where it seems like 'Kauyon' is actually [[spoiler: his official PEGASUS codename]], and other few characters occasionally refer to him who have never been named onscreen. One of them is even explicitly called ??? by nicknames such as 'square-rims', after his glasses.
the narration.
* In ''Webcomic/NoPinkPonies'', none ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'', the GM is never given a name, and it is sometimes the UnReveal. None of the male characters have use last names, [[http://nopinkponies.com/d/20060911.html which]] [[http://nopinkponies.com/d/20060215.html is]] [[http://nopinkponies.com/d/20060414.html lampshaded]] [[http://nopinkponies.com/d/20060419.html repeatedly.but that's never been conspicuous.
** Also, the main character Jim plays from Episodes IV - VI is called Greedo when we first meet him, and Han Solo from shortly afterwards (having murdered a starship captain of that name in order to steal his ship and his identity), but turns out to be a serial identity thief who has had about 8 false names going in alphabetical order - a friend of his from slightly further back greets him as Freddo, and his aliases go all the way back to Alberto. We are never told his real name.
* "Ed" in ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' is unusual in that at one point he ''had'' a name, [[AFateWorseThanDeath but it got eaten.
]]
** There's also the Hag, who is only ever referred to as such, and declines a request to reveal her real name.
* ''Webcomic/EvilGenius'': Everyone just calls the Evil Genius "you" or "boss".
* ''Webcomic/FinalEnter'' has an unnamed protagonist. [[spoiler:He has a name but it's never revealed]].
* The [[http://cheer.thewotch.neighbour in ''Webcomic/FlakyPastry'' is conspicuously not named.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', neither the [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep mayor]] nor her assistant have a name, although as of Feb 2012 there have been discussions on the forums about this possibly changing.
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' the Mechanicsburg Assistant is never addressed by name. Eventually it's lampshaded.
-->'''Vanamonde:''' [''heavily sleep-deprived''] Who are you again?\\
'''The Assistant:''' Oh, now don't start.
* ''Webcomic/GoneWithTheBlastwave'' doesn't name either of what could be loosely called its protagonists, a jaded Red sniper and his wacky companion, a Red flamethrower trooper. The only place they're given names is on this wiki, which calls them Crosshairs and Pyro respectively after their helmet symbols. Oddly enough, secondary characters get names, such as West and the various Steves.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Not-Tengu's real name is [[TheUnReveal never successfully revealed]] though he [[http://www.egscomics.
com/index.php?date=20050929 invisible agents]] in ''Webcomic/{{Cheer}}!'' call each other by number, partly because they've forgotten their own names.php?id=1661 comes close to giving it]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1662 a couple times]]. Ultimately, Dan [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1692 decides his name doesn't matter]]; what matters is what he is: a hypothetical danger made reality.



* The ''Monster in the Darkness'' from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is never referred to by name, or even by species, thanks to a chain of [[TheUnreveal unreveals]].
** The prequel volume ''Start of Darkness'' reveals that "Xykon", "Redcloak", and [[spoiler:Right-Eye]] are self-bestowed monikers; the characters' original names remain unknown. Similarly, Chancellor Malack mentions having had a different name [[spoiler:before becoming a vampire centuries ago]].
** Also taken to its logical extreme with "Roy's Archon" who is always referred to by that name, even when people are talking to Roy, because [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep that's literally its name]].
** An unnamed character in OOTS was [[NominalImportance saved from death]] by [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0472.html assuming a name in the nick of time]]. No longer qualifying has other benefits: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0501.html Kazumi and Daigo were raised to nobility shortly thereafter]].
** Lampshaded by [[ExactWords "Hobgoblin Cleric #2"]]. He says that he could have become a great leader like Jirix, but because he was given a generic name, he was resigned to a generic lot in life. A [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0703.html flashback]] shows that his little brother is named "Hobgoblin Warrior from Strip #433, Panel 3", and, as a CrowningMomentOfFunny, there is only one Hobgoblin Warrior in Strip #433, Panel 3.
* The absence of a name for Von Hunter's sidekick in ''Webcomic/VanVonHunter'' is used as a RunningGag.
* Azul Bufon of ''Webcomic/{{Remember}}'' appeared repeatedly throughout the first book (In which there are 72 comics) but wasn't given an in-comic name until the first page of Book Two, and was codenamed "Blue" during the preproduction by the writer. Even then, "Azul Bufon" can mean "Blue Fool", so even this could be a cover.

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* The ''Monster in In ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName,'' the Darkness'' from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' SupportingProtagonist is never referred to by name, or even by species, thanks to a chain of [[TheUnreveal unreveals]].
** The prequel volume ''Start of Darkness'' reveals that "Xykon", "Redcloak", and [[spoiler:Right-Eye]] are self-bestowed monikers; the characters' original names remain unknown. Similarly, Chancellor Malack mentions having had
an [[TheUndead undead being]] with GhostAmnesia, so he can't remember his name. [[ThePollyanna Hanna]] uses a different name [[spoiler:before becoming a vampire centuries ago]].
** Also taken
every time he addresses him, hoping one will jog his memory. The creator generally refers to its logical extreme with "Roy's Archon" who is always referred to by that name, even when people are talking to Roy, because [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep that's literally its name]].
** An unnamed character in OOTS was [[NominalImportance saved from death]] by [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0472.html assuming a name in the nick of time]]. No longer qualifying has
him as [[VisibleSilence {}]] or [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Zombie]]; other benefits: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0501.html Kazumi and Daigo were raised to nobility shortly thereafter]].
** Lampshaded by [[ExactWords "Hobgoblin Cleric #2"]]. He says that he could have become a great leader like Jirix, but because he was given a generic name, he was resigned to a generic lot in life. A [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0703.html flashback]] shows that his little brother is named "Hobgoblin Warrior from Strip #433, Panel 3", and, as a CrowningMomentOfFunny, there is only one Hobgoblin Warrior in Strip #433, Panel 3.
{{Fan Nickname}}s include "Ellipses" or "Galahad" (the first name Hanna tried on him).
* The absence of a In ''[[http://drunkduck.com/Henchman_number_9 Henchman No. 9]]'', the title character's real name for Von Hunter's sidekick in ''Webcomic/VanVonHunter'' is used as a RunningGag.
* Azul Bufon of ''Webcomic/{{Remember}}'' appeared repeatedly throughout
never given. In the first book (In which there are 72 comics) but wasn't script, it's just "[=Hn9=]" as the author has never given an in-comic him a name. Possibly to avoid using that name in the actual comic.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' would intentionally invoke this trope by referring to characters by their online screen names when their real names hadn't yet been chosen. For example, Jade was referred to only as GG (short for gardenGnostic)
until her name was officially chosen at the first page start of Book Two, and was codenamed "Blue" during Act 3.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Irrelevator}}''
the preproduction by the writer. Even then, "Azul Bufon" can mean "Blue Fool", so even characters probably have names, we just never hear them, [[http://i.imgur.com/MlPm8Rg.gif this could is mentioned.]]
* In ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' the Archmage is only known as [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep the Archmage]], likewise no one seems to know the Dragon Elder's name. More recently [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] the latter has become something of a RunningGag, such as Cale mentioning how awkward it is to not know the Dragon Elder's name when the guy got him a birthday card.
* Piro and Largo of ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'', where it's confirmed that Piro at least is his Internet name. It should
be a cover.noted however that the two are LifeEmbellished versions of the original creators, Fred Gallagher and Rodney Caston, and use their internet usernames.
** [=L33TDude=] is also consistently referred to by that name and no other.



* An unnamed organ harvesting boss in ''Ugly Hill'' uses the odd insult "Armpits [=McFatbody=]" because this is in fact the name on his driving license.
* The main protagonist of the ''Webcomic/TsunamiChannel'' comic ''Experimental Comic Kotone'' is always referred as "Onii-chan", "My Brother", "you", "The Player", and has no name to the point of leaving other characters in awkwardness while trying to tell out his name. [[http://www.tsunamichannel.com/index.php?date=2002-04-09&comic=ExCoKo This is because he's supposed to represent the protagonist of a love simulation game.]]
* Dr [=McNinja=] in ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' is another example. He is only referred to as "Doctor".
** His surname is explicitly stated multiple times throughout the series as [=McNinja=], but no first name has been yet given, due to a NoodleIncident involving a wizard. His clone goes by Old, as in Old [=McNinja=]. [[CatchPhrase He's a farmer]].
*** In the story [[WholeEpisodeFlashback First Generation Ninja American]], we find out why no first name has been given: [[spoiler:His grandpa erased his name from history to [[SealedEvilInACan trap a]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot ghost wizard]] who was trying to cast a curse that would make him an [[CosmicPlaything enemy of the universe itself]], and saying his name will cause the ghost wizard to be freed. He is ultimately forced to give up his name in order to persuade Sparklelord to stop King Radical from causing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and his name is revealed to be "Patrick".]]
* The Pink-Haired Girl in ''Webcomic/{{Picatrix}}''. The fans just refer to her as PHG (or more commonly, [[AlphaBitch PH]]''[[AlphaBitch B]]''), though {{Fanon}} has recently christened her "Nina".
** Now confirmed as canon.
* "Ed" in ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' is unusual in that at one point he ''had'' a name, [[AFateWorseThanDeath but it got eaten.]]
** There's also the Hag, who is only ever referred to as such, and declines a request to reveal her real name.
* In ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'', the GM is never given a name, and it is sometimes the UnReveal. None of the characters use last names, but that's never been conspicuous.
** Also, the main character Jim plays from Episodes IV - VI is called Greedo when we first meet him, and Han Solo from shortly afterwards (having murdered a starship captain of that name in order to steal his ship and his identity), but turns out to be a serial identity thief who has had about 8 false names going in alphabetical order - a friend of his from slightly further back greets him as Freddo, and his aliases go all the way back to Alberto. We are never told his real name.
* The neighbour in ''Webcomic/FlakyPastry'' is conspicuously not named.
* In ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName,'' the SupportingProtagonist is an [[TheUndead undead being]] with GhostAmnesia, so he can't remember his name. [[ThePollyanna Hanna]] uses a different name every time he addresses him, hoping one will jog his memory. The creator generally refers to him as [[VisibleSilence {}]] or [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Zombie]]; other {{Fan Nickname}}s include "Ellipses" or "Galahad" (the first name Hanna tried on him).
* In ''[[WebComic/{{PHD}} Piled Higher and Deeper]]'', though several of the characters do not have last names, especially notable is the one known to fans (and occasionally referred to by the cartoonist) only as Nameless Guy. Even his sister, Dee (no last name given), tends to call him just "brother."
** He publishes papers under the pseudonym "Bob Smith", hoping that a generic name will make him seem more prolific as an author.
* Jane from ''Webcomic/TheWayOfTheMetagamer'' doesn't actually have a name, and merely selects "Jane" as a pseudonym.
* So far, most of the cast of ''Webcomic/{{Pockett}}'' has avoided the dreaded naming...
* No one in [[http://awesomegamerz.com/ Awesome Gamerz]] has a name. They are simply known as player one, two, and girl.

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* An unnamed organ harvesting boss in ''Ugly Hill'' uses the odd insult "Armpits [=McFatbody=]" because this ''Webcomic/MonsterLands'' has a character who is in fact the name on his driving license.
*
a necromancer. The main protagonist of the ''Webcomic/TsunamiChannel'' comic ''Experimental Comic Kotone'' is always referred as "Onii-chan", "My Brother", "you", character's name? "The Player", and has no name Necromancer".
* ''Webcomic/{{morphE}}'':
** It begins with 8 captives fighting
to the point of leaving other characters in awkwardness while trying to tell out his name. [[http://www.tsunamichannel.com/index.php?date=2002-04-09&comic=ExCoKo This is because he's supposed to represent the protagonist of a love simulation game.]]
* Dr [=McNinja=] in ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' is another example. He is only referred to as "Doctor".
** His surname is explicitly stated multiple times throughout the series as [=McNinja=], but no first name has been yet given, due to a NoodleIncident involving a wizard. His clone goes by Old, as in Old [=McNinja=]. [[CatchPhrase He's a farmer]].
*** In the story [[WholeEpisodeFlashback First Generation Ninja American]], we find out why no first name has been given: [[spoiler:His grandpa erased his name from history to [[SealedEvilInACan trap a]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot ghost wizard]] who was trying to cast a curse that would make him an [[CosmicPlaything enemy of the universe itself]], and saying his name will cause the ghost wizard to be freed. He is ultimately forced to give
death after waking up his name in order to persuade Sparklelord to stop King Radical from causing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and his name is revealed to be "Patrick".]]
* The Pink-Haired Girl in ''Webcomic/{{Picatrix}}''. The fans just refer to her as PHG (or more commonly, [[AlphaBitch PH]]''[[AlphaBitch B]]''), though {{Fanon}} has recently christened her "Nina".
** Now confirmed as canon.
* "Ed" in ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' is unusual in that at one point he ''had'' a name, [[AFateWorseThanDeath but it got eaten.]]
** There's also the Hag, who is only ever referred to as such, and declines a request to reveal her real name.
* In ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'', the GM is never given a name, and it is sometimes the UnReveal. None of the characters use last names, but that's never been conspicuous.
** Also, the main character Jim plays from Episodes IV - VI is called Greedo when we first meet him, and Han Solo from shortly afterwards (having murdered a starship captain of that name in order to steal his ship and his identity), but turns out to be a serial identity thief who has had about 8 false names going in alphabetical order - a friend of his from slightly further back greets him as Freddo, and his aliases go all the way back to Alberto. We are never told his real name.
* The neighbour in ''Webcomic/FlakyPastry'' is conspicuously not named.
* In ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName,'' the SupportingProtagonist is an [[TheUndead undead being]]
inside crates with GhostAmnesia, so he can't remember his name. [[ThePollyanna Hanna]] uses a different name every time he addresses him, hoping one will jog his memory. The creator generally refers to him as [[VisibleSilence {}]] or [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Zombie]]; other {{Fan Nickname}}s include "Ellipses" or "Galahad" (the first name Hanna tried on him).
* In ''[[WebComic/{{PHD}} Piled Higher and Deeper]]'', though several of
words carved in their foreheads. During the characters do not have last names, especially notable is the one known to fans (and occasionally opening chapter they are referred to by the cartoonist) only as Nameless Guy. Even his sister, Dee (no last name given), tends to call him just "brother."
** He publishes papers under the pseudonym "Bob Smith", hoping that a generic name will make him seem more prolific as an author.
* Jane from ''Webcomic/TheWayOfTheMetagamer'' doesn't actually have a name, and merely selects "Jane" as a pseudonym.
* So far, most
word on their head. 3 of the cast of ''Webcomic/{{Pockett}}'' has avoided characters die off. WordOfGod states that they were referred to as Devin, Diana and Desmond in the dreaded naming...
* No one in [[http://awesomegamerz.com/ Awesome Gamerz]] has a name. They
script.
** Curio and Adrestia
are simply known {{Only Known by Their Nickname}}s, as player one, two, are Amical and girl.his staff.



* The red headed Templar from ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'' is never named in the comic. Outside the comic, he is usually referred to as "(Database Error)".
* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', neither the [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep mayor]] nor her assistant have a name, although as of Feb 2012 there have been discussions on the forums about this possibly changing.
* Neither of the two protagonists in ''Webcomic/{{Skullkickers}}'' is yet named. Their names will appear when you least expect it; until then, feel free to call them {{Bald|OfAwesome}}y and [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Shorty]].
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/BobTheAngryFlower'' - "The Nameless Ones" is indeed a name.
* ''Webcomic/CreativeRelease'' contains a few characters who have never been named onscreen. One of them is even explicitly called ??? by the narration.
* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' has some of these; in particular, after several months radical feminist "Trike Girl"/"Glossy" was finally revealed to be [[spoiler:Xanthe]].
* ''Webcomic/TheBullysBully'' has an entire cast of nameless characters. Justified since it is a textless web comic.
* ''Webcomic/MonsterLands'' has a character who is a necromancer. The character's name? "The Necromancer".
* ''Webcomic/{{morphE}}'':
** It begins with 8 captives fighting to the death after waking up inside crates with words carved in their foreheads. During the opening chapter they are referred to by the word on their head. 3 of the characters die off. WordOfGod states that they were referred to as Devin, Diana and Desmond in the script.
** Curio and Adrestia are {{Only Known by Their Nickname}}s, as are Amical and his staff.
* The young girl in ''Webcomic/ThePropertyOfHate'' is only ever referred to as 'Hero' or 'the Hero'. [[spoiler: This later turns out to be a bit of {{Identity Amnesia}}, as when the Hero tries to remember her name, she can't (most likely caused by/due to the nature of the world that she's in)]].

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* The red headed Templar from ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'' is never named in the comic. Outside the comic, he is usually referred to as "(Database Error)".
* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', neither the [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep mayor]] nor her assistant have a name, although as of Feb 2012 there have been discussions on the forums about this possibly changing.
* Neither
''Webcomic/NoPinkPonies'', none of the two protagonists in ''Webcomic/{{Skullkickers}}'' is yet named. Their names will appear when you least expect it; until then, feel free to call them {{Bald|OfAwesome}}y and [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Shorty]].
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/BobTheAngryFlower'' - "The Nameless Ones" is indeed a name.
* ''Webcomic/CreativeRelease'' contains a few
male characters who have names, [[http://nopinkponies.com/d/20060911.html which]] [[http://nopinkponies.com/d/20060215.html is]] [[http://nopinkponies.com/d/20060414.html lampshaded]] [[http://nopinkponies.com/d/20060419.html repeatedly.]]
* November's [[ArrangedMarriage betrothed]] from ''Webcomic/NoRestForTheWicked'' is known only as "the Boy;" he admits that he doesn't even remember what his real name is (though it may be "Jack" or something like that). This also extends to a few other characters, like Red (as in "[[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Riding Hood]]"), and [[ImAHumanitarian the Witch]] (from "Literature/HanselAndGretel").
* The ''Monster in the Darkness'' from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is
never been named onscreen. One of them is even explicitly called ??? by the narration.
* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' has some of these; in particular, after several months radical feminist "Trike Girl"/"Glossy" was finally revealed to be [[spoiler:Xanthe]].
* ''Webcomic/TheBullysBully'' has an entire cast of nameless characters. Justified since it is a textless web comic.
* ''Webcomic/MonsterLands'' has a character who is a necromancer. The character's name? "The Necromancer".
* ''Webcomic/{{morphE}}'':
** It begins with 8 captives fighting to the death after waking up inside crates with words carved in their foreheads. During the opening chapter they are
referred to by the word on their head. 3 name, or even by species, thanks to a chain of the characters die off. WordOfGod states [[TheUnreveal unreveals]].
** The prequel volume ''Start of Darkness'' reveals
that they were "Xykon", "Redcloak", and [[spoiler:Right-Eye]] are self-bestowed monikers; the characters' original names remain unknown. Similarly, Chancellor Malack mentions having had a different name [[spoiler:before becoming a vampire centuries ago]].
** Also taken to its logical extreme with "Roy's Archon" who is always
referred to as Devin, Diana and Desmond by that name, even when people are talking to Roy, because [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep that's literally its name]].
** An unnamed character in OOTS was [[NominalImportance saved from death]] by [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0472.html assuming a name
in the script.
** Curio
nick of time]]. No longer qualifying has other benefits: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0501.html Kazumi and Adrestia are {{Only Known Daigo were raised to nobility shortly thereafter]].
** Lampshaded
by Their Nickname}}s, as are Amical and [[ExactWords "Hobgoblin Cleric #2"]]. He says that he could have become a great leader like Jirix, but because he was given a generic name, he was resigned to a generic lot in life. A [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0703.html flashback]] shows that his staff.
* The young girl in ''Webcomic/ThePropertyOfHate''
little brother is named "Hobgoblin Warrior from Strip #433, Panel 3", and, as a CrowningMomentOfFunny, there is only ever referred to as 'Hero' or 'the Hero'. [[spoiler: This later turns out to be a bit of {{Identity Amnesia}}, as when the Hero tries to remember her name, she can't (most likely caused by/due to the nature of the world that she's in)]].one Hobgoblin Warrior in Strip #433, Panel 3.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Irrelevator}}'' the characters probably have names, we just never hear them, [[http://i.imgur.com/MlPm8Rg.gif this is mentioned.]]
* The protagonist (at least initially; she gets a name later in the strip) and her infant son whom she's seeking to rescue from the titular Webcomic/AwfulHospital.
* ''Webcomic/GoneWithTheBlastwave'' doesn't name either of what could be loosely called its protagonists, a jaded Red sniper and his wacky companion, a Red flamethrower trooper. The only place they're given names is on this wiki, which calls them Crosshairs and Pyro respectively after their helmet symbols. Oddly enough, secondary characters get names, such as West and the various Steves.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Not-Tengu's real name is [[TheUnReveal never successfully revealed]] though he [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1661 comes close to giving it]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1662 a couple times]]. Ultimately, Dan [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1692 decides his name doesn't matter]]; what matters is what he is: a hypothetical danger made reality.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' would intentionally invoke this trope by referring to characters by their online screen names when their real names hadn't yet been chosen. For example, Jade was referred to only as GG (short for gardenGnostic) until her name was officially chosen at the start of Act 3.



* The Pink-Haired Girl in ''Webcomic/{{Picatrix}}''. The fans just refer to her as PHG (or more commonly, [[AlphaBitch PH]]''[[AlphaBitch B]]''), though {{Fanon}} has recently christened her "Nina".
** Now confirmed as canon.
* In ''[[WebComic/{{PHD}} Piled Higher and Deeper]]'', though several of the characters do not have last names, especially notable is the one known to fans (and occasionally referred to by the cartoonist) only as Nameless Guy. Even his sister, Dee (no last name given), tends to call him just "brother."
** He publishes papers under the pseudonym "Bob Smith", hoping that a generic name will make him seem more prolific as an author.
* So far, most of the cast of ''Webcomic/{{Pockett}}'' has avoided the dreaded naming...
* The young girl in ''Webcomic/ThePropertyOfHate'' is only ever referred to as 'Hero' or 'the Hero'. [[spoiler: This later turns out to be a bit of {{Identity Amnesia}}, as when the Hero tries to remember her name, she can't (most likely caused by/due to the nature of the world that she's in)]].
* Azul Bufon of ''Webcomic/{{Remember}}'' appeared repeatedly throughout the first book (In which there are 72 comics) but wasn't given an in-comic name until the first page of Book Two, and was codenamed "Blue" during the preproduction by the writer. Even then, "Azul Bufon" can mean "Blue Fool", so even this could be a cover.
* The Boy from ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound''.
** The Boy has a name, revealed in a letter addressed to him in the July 18, 2007 strip: [[spoiler: Eustace Boyce]], which could stand alone as an explanation for his nickname. However, a second explanation was developed in the March 19, 2008 strip with the introduction of Elodie. It still doesn't explain why early on in the strip both The Boy's parents referred to each other as The Father and The Mother.
** Tackleford's mayor at the time when Shelley worked for him was always referred as "Mr. Mayor". It seems that this is an honorific until "The Election", when it's revealed that his name is really James Mayor, after which he's often dubbed "Mayor Mayor".
* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' has some of these; in particular, after several months radical feminist "Trike Girl"/"Glossy" was finally revealed to be [[spoiler:Xanthe]].
* Neither of the two protagonists in ''Webcomic/{{Skullkickers}}'' is yet named. Their names will appear when you least expect it; until then, feel free to call them {{Bald|OfAwesome}}y and [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Shorty]].
* The main protagonist of the ''Webcomic/TsunamiChannel'' comic ''Experimental Comic Kotone'' is always referred as "Onii-chan", "My Brother", "you", "The Player", and has no name to the point of leaving other characters in awkwardness while trying to tell out his name. [[http://www.tsunamichannel.com/index.php?date=2002-04-09&comic=ExCoKo This is because he's supposed to represent the protagonist of a love simulation game.]]
* The red headed Templar from ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'' is never named in the comic. Outside the comic, he is usually referred to as "(Database Error)".
* An unnamed organ harvesting boss in ''Ugly Hill'' uses the odd insult "Armpits [=McFatbody=]" because this is in fact the name on his driving license.
* The absence of a name for Von Hunter's sidekick in ''Webcomic/VanVonHunter'' is used as a RunningGag.
* Jane from ''Webcomic/TheWayOfTheMetagamer'' doesn't actually have a name, and merely selects "Jane" as a pseudonym.



* In ''[[http://drunkduck.com/Henchman_number_9 Henchman No. 9]]'', the title character's real name is never given. In the script, it's just "[=Hn9=]" as the author has never given him a name. Possibly to avoid using that name in the actual comic.
* ''Webcomic/TheBirdFeeder'' has Exotic, an exotic bird of indeterminate species, gender, and name. It originally would only mysteriously appear out of nowhere, and was referred to only as "the exotic bird," and eventually simply nicknamed "Exotic." In [[http://thebirdfeeder.com/comic/393 #393]], Darryl finally asks what its name is, but it only replies that it's name can't be spoken, only sung, and proceeds to sing "Happy Birthday To You." This may or may not be its actual name.
* In ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' the Archmage is only known as [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep the Archmage]], likewise no one seems to know the Dragon Elder's name. More recently [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] the latter has become something of a RunningGag, such as Cale mentioning how awkward it is to not know the Dragon Elder's name when the guy got him a birthday card.
* In ''Webcomic/BloodIsMine'' the main character is at various points called "you," "blondie," "the protagonist," "Jane Doe," and "the girl." She knows her own name, and several of the other characters know her real name, but that name is never revealed to the audience.
7th Feb '18 9:21:50 PM KibaDoku
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'', [[spoiler:the rude chef, the homophobe, and the bully were never actually given names. Not that Germany and Japan would have cared to learn them.]]
26th Jan '18 3:40:02 PM chasemaddigan
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie An Extremely Goofy Movie]]'' has "Beret Girl". One of the few original characters in the movie who appear at the dancing scene in the credits and the girlfriend of one of the main characters, the movie proves extremely shy about telling us what her name is. Even the credits list her as "Beret Girl".

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie An Extremely Goofy Movie]]'' ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'' has "Beret Girl". One of the few original characters in the movie who appear at the dancing scene in the credits and the girlfriend of one of the main characters, the movie proves extremely shy about telling us what her name is. Even the credits list her as "Beret Girl".
21st Jan '18 6:36:18 PM MasterN
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* At one point in ''Kagetsu Tohya'' [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Kohaku]] shows up for the school festival and doesn't really know what to put for her surname, so she just writes Tohno. She, and Hisui by extension, don't actually ''have'' last names. Or at least, they don't remember their families or childhood. Ciel's last name is also never given and Ciel also happens to be a pseudonym. Her real first name is Elesia, something mentioned only in passing. It's something a bit more important in her case, marking her as someone who doesn't entirely belong.

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* At one point in ''Kagetsu Tohya'' [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Kohaku]] ''[[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Kagetsu Tohya]]'' Kohaku shows up for the school festival and doesn't really know what to put for her surname, so she just writes Tohno. She, and Hisui by extension, don't actually ''have'' last names. Or at least, they don't remember their families or childhood. Ciel's [[spoiler:Ciel's last name is also never given and Ciel also happens to be a pseudonym. Her real first name is Elesia, something mentioned only in passing. It's something a bit more important in her case, marking her as someone who doesn't entirely belong.]]
21st Jan '18 6:33:25 PM MasterN
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A major character is never referred to by their actual or full name, instead being addressed by a [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep title]], [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname nickname]], or OnlyOneName. Reasons for this vary, but it often serves the function of making a character seem more mysterious or eccentric.

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A major character is never referred to by their actual or full name, instead being addressed by a [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep title]], [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname nickname]], OnlyOneName, or OnlyOneName.none at all. Reasons for this vary, but it often serves the function of making a character seem more mysterious or eccentric.
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** Also, the main character Jim plays from Episodes IV - VI is called Greedo when we first meet him, and Han Solo from shortly afterwards (having murdered a starship captain of that name in order to steal his ship and his identity), but turns out to be a serial identity thief who has had about 8 false names going in alphabetical order - a friend of his from slightly further back greets him as Freddo, and his aliases go all the way back to Alberto. We are never told his real name.
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* UsefulNotes/RollerDerby skater [[Series/AGameOfThrones A Girl Has No Name]] falls into this trope.
28th Dec '17 10:59:00 AM Orbiting
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* For most of ''Literature/TheManWithTheTerribleEyes'', the Man doesn't know what his name is. He eventually learns that it's [[spoiler:Alan]].
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