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15th Nov '17 1:59:51 AM morane
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** Ö, Nordic for "island", several places in Scandinavia. Linguistically the same as "öja" or "eya", and survives in many English place names as suffix ''-ey'', such as Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney.
14th Nov '17 12:39:55 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* G from ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDead'', who, despite being the only one with such a unique name, is pretty ordinary for a secret agent. It becomes a RunningGag in ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDeadOverkill'', where G constantly refuses to answer what the letter means whenever people ask him.

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* G from ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDead'', ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead'', who, despite being the only one with such a unique name, is pretty ordinary for a secret agent. It becomes a RunningGag in ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDeadOverkill'', where G constantly refuses to answer what the letter means whenever people ask him.
29th Oct '17 2:10:44 PM NNinja
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** Late in ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' [[spoiler: the narrator]] introduces herself as "I am I, the ninth letter of the alphabet".


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* ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' has a series of sidequests revolving around telepathic messages from {{esper}} called P.
29th Oct '17 10:45:16 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Envy'', ChristopherWalken's hobo character calls himself "the J-Man."

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* In ''Envy'', ChristopherWalken's Creator/ChristopherWalken's hobo character calls himself "the J-Man."
2nd Sep '17 6:53:50 PM Twiddler
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->My friend R.B. Jones doesn't have a first or middle name — only the initials R.B. This unusual arrangement was never a problem until he went to work for a government agency. The government is not accustomed to initialed employees, so R.B. had a lot of explaining to do. On the official forms for the payroll and personnel departments, his name was carefully entered as R (Only) B (Only) Jones.\\\

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->My -->My friend R.B. Jones doesn't have a first or middle name — only the initials R.B. This unusual arrangement was never a problem until he went to work for a government agency. The government is not accustomed to initialed employees, so R.B. had a lot of explaining to do. On the official forms for the payroll and personnel departments, his name was carefully entered as R (Only) B (Only) Jones.\\\
1st Aug '17 6:31:46 PM darkemyst
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* The vampire that killed Blaine's parents and has been stalking and murdering his family for generations in ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' is only known as "N".
21st Jul '17 10:11:58 PM MadAnthony94
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* The head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (a.k.a. MI6) is always codenamed "C".

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* The head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (a.k.a. MI6) is always codenamed "C"."C", in honor of the original head, Mansfield Smith-Cumming. In the same vein, the head of ''MI5'' is called K, after Vernon Kell. If any British intelligence officers are codenamed "M", that apparently has yet to be declassified.
8th Jun '17 5:36:21 AM StFan
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* ''{{Manga/Gravitation}}'''s K. (Although his actual name is revealed later.)

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* ''{{Manga/Gravitation}}'''s ''Manga/{{Gravitation}}'''s K. (Although his actual name is revealed later.)



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* Professor X from ''ComicBook/XMen''
** It's short for Xavier. Then there's X-Man.
** M (Monet St. Croix) from ''ComicBook/GenerationX'' and ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}''.

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'':
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Professor X from ''ComicBook/XMen''
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X. It's short for Xavier. Xavier.
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Then there's X-Man.
** M (Monet St. Croix) from ''ComicBook/GenerationX'' and ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}''.''Comicbook/XFactor''.



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* Professor Z, TheDragon of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}''.

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* Professor Z, TheDragon of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}''.''WesternAnimation/Cars2''.



* F, the voiceless vampire girl in ''{{Film/Marebito}}''.
* G, of the movie ''Holy Man'' (played by Creator/EddieMurphy) - the titular character, in this case.

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* F, the voiceless vampire girl in ''{{Film/Marebito}}''.
''Film/{{Marebito}}''.
* G, of the movie ''Holy Man'' (played by Creator/EddieMurphy) - -- the titular character, in this case.



* ''Film/MenInBlack'' agents, including Agents J, K, L, and Zed[[note]](i.e., 'Z' in any English-speaking country except the U.S., and French-speaking countries as well)[[/note]], along with almost everyone else with the organization. The third movie adds an "AA", but it's only in a BadFuture anyway. Interestingly, the names appear to be based on the first letter of the first name (James, Kevin, Laura, [[Music/MichaelJackson Michael]]). This begs the question - are there only 26 agents in the MIB? What happens when two agents have their first names start on the same letter? \\
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The animated series also has Alpha, one of the founding members of MIB and K's mentor, before he went rogue. When he first meets J, he introduces himself as agent A. When J later mentions A to K and Zed, Zed points out that there is no agent A.

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* ''Film/MenInBlack'' agents, including Agents J, K, L, and Zed[[note]](i.e., 'Z' "Z" in any English-speaking country except the U.S., and French-speaking countries as well)[[/note]], along with almost everyone else with the organization. The third movie adds an "AA", but it's only in a BadFuture anyway. Interestingly, the names appear to be based on the first letter of the first name (James, Kevin, Laura, [[Music/MichaelJackson Michael]]). This begs the question - -- are there only 26 agents in the MIB? What happens when two agents have their first names start on the same letter? \\
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The animated series also has Alpha, one of the founding members of MIB and K's mentor, before he went rogue. When he first meets J, he introduces himself as agent A. When J later mentions A to K and Zed, Zed points out that there is no agent A.
letter?



** Bond's boss M, based on the RealLife head of Mi6, who goes by the codename "C". It's mentioned in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' that M is not just a random letter (whether it references a name - the novels have the original [[AlliterativeName Miles Messervy]] and Barbara Mawdsley, a prop in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' has the name [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2319598/Mystery-surrounding-James-Bond-mentor-Ms-real-revealed-007-fan-discovers-character-played-Judi-Dench-called-Olivia-Mansfield.html Olivia Mansfield]] - is unclear):
--> '''Bond:''' I had no idea it stood for-
--> '''M:''' Utter one more syllable and I'll have you killed.

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** Bond's boss M, based on the RealLife head of Mi6, who goes by the codename "C". It's mentioned in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' that M is not just a random letter (whether it references a name - -- the novels have the original [[AlliterativeName Miles Messervy]] and Barbara Mawdsley, a prop in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' has the name [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2319598/Mystery-surrounding-James-Bond-mentor-Ms-real-revealed-007-fan-discovers-character-played-Judi-Dench-called-Olivia-Mansfield.html Olivia Mansfield]] - is unclear):
--> '''Bond:''' --->'''Bond:''' I had no idea it stood for-
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for--\\
'''M:''' Utter one more syllable and I'll have you killed.



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->My friend R.B. Jones doesn't have a first or middle name — only the initials R.B. This unusual arrangement was never a problem until he went to work for a government agency. The government is not accustomed to initialed employees, so R.B. had a lot of explaining to do. On the official forms for the payroll and personnel departments, his name was carefully entered as R (Only) B (Only) Jones.\\
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->My friend R.B. Jones doesn't have a first or middle name — only the initials R.B. This unusual arrangement was never a problem until he went to work for a government agency. The government is not accustomed to initialed employees, so R.B. had a lot of explaining to do. On the official forms for the payroll and personnel departments, his name was carefully entered as R (Only) B (Only) Jones.\\
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* In Literature/TheBourneSeries, Jason Bourne went by the military-alphabet name Delta when he was in the Medusa program in Vietnam.

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* In Literature/TheBourneSeries, ''Literature/TheBourneSeries'', Jason Bourne went by the military-alphabet name Delta when he was in the Medusa program in Vietnam.



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--> The guy working the ‘Question’ look with the blank face mask and the leather trench coat is Mr. X. And Mr. X may have some sort of invulnerability angle, but give him his due, he does a good job of working the ‘crazy prepared’ and ‘badass trench coat’ tropes.”

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--> The guy working the ‘Question’ "Question" look with the blank face mask and the leather trench coat is Mr. X. And Mr. X may have some sort of invulnerability angle, but give him his due, he does a good job of working the ‘crazy prepared’ "crazy prepared" and ‘badass "badass trench coat’ coat" tropes.



* [[TheVoiceless B]] from ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama Revenge of the Island]].'' It turns out it's short for [[spoiler:[[GenderBlenderName Beverly]]]].

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' animated series also has Alpha, one of the founding members of MIB and K's mentor, before he went rogue. When he first meets J, he introduces himself as agent A. When J later mentions A to K and Zed, Zed points out that there is no agent A.
* [[TheVoiceless B]] from ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama Revenge of the Island]].'' Island]]''. It turns out it's short for [[spoiler:[[GenderBlenderName Beverly]]]].



--> '''T.J.''': So, can I ask what the E stands for?
--> '''Mr. E''': No.
--> '''T.J.''': You are ''so'' cool.

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--> '''T.-->'''T.J.''': :''' So, can I ask what the E stands for?
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for?\\
'''Mr. E''': No.
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E:''' No.\\
'''T.J.''': :''' You are ''so'' cool.



-->'''General Specific''': I don't want an "X Agent"! I want a ''current'' agent!
-->'''Private Public''': The "X" is put in to indicate mysteriousness rather than his job status sir.
-->'''General Specific''': Well why can't he choose another letter? Like "K"?
-->'''Private Public''': "K" isn't as mysterious a letter as "X", sir.
-->'''General Specific''': What about "L"? "L" is pretty mysterious! ''[waving fingers]'' Llllllllllllll... Lllllllll!!!
-->'''Narrator''': So as General Specific re-acquaints himself with the alphabet...
** [[HilariousInHindsight Well,]] L ''is'' [[Manga/DeathNote pretty mysterious after all.]]

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-->'''General Specific''': Specific:''' I don't want an "X Agent"! I want a ''current'' agent!
-->'''Private Public''':
agent!\\
'''Private Public:'''
The "X" is put in to indicate mysteriousness rather than his job status sir.
-->'''General Specific''':
sir.\\
'''General Specific:'''
Well why can't he choose another letter? Like "K"?
-->'''Private Public''':
"K"?\\
'''Private Public:'''
"K" isn't as mysterious a letter as "X", sir.
-->'''General Specific''':
sir.\\
'''General Specific:'''
What about "L"? "L" is pretty mysterious! ''[waving fingers]'' Llllllllllllll... Lllllllll!!!
-->'''Narrator''':
Lllllllll!!!\\
'''Narrator:'''
So as General Specific re-acquaints himself with the alphabet...
** [[HilariousInHindsight Well,]] L ''is'' [[Manga/DeathNote pretty mysterious after all.]]
alphabet...
20th May '17 3:08:15 PM nombretomado
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* At one point during ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', you run into a thin-blood named E, who asks you to find out about thin-bloods and rescue his girlfriend and sire, Lily. The Malkavian run lampshades this at one point, referring to him in conversation with Lily as "the letter that comes before F and G".

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* At one point during ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', you run into a thin-blood named E, who asks you to find out about thin-bloods and rescue his girlfriend and sire, Lily. The Malkavian run lampshades this at one point, referring to him in conversation with Lily as "the letter that comes before F and G".
15th May '17 6:54:38 AM NNinja
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* K from VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward, the sequel to VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors. Technically Phi and Sigma too, although their names are spelled out in English. [[spoiler:[[MeaningfulName K is a placeholder variable in math]], hinting at his switch with Akane in the true timeline and Sigma's name references his ability to remember memories from multiple timelines.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/ZeroEscape'':
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K from VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward, the sequel to VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors.VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward. Technically Phi and Sigma too, although their names are spelled out in English. [[spoiler:[[MeaningfulName K is a placeholder variable in math]], hinting at his switch with Akane in the true timeline and Sigma's name references his ability to remember memories from multiple timelines.]]]]
** Q from ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma''. Also [[spoiler: Delta in the same fashion as Sigma and Phi above]].
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