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22nd Aug '16 5:56:21 PM sorako
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* We don't know the full names of the cast of ''Manga/PleaseTellMeGalkoChan''. The names used are merely based on their character archetypes: [[SubculturesInJapan Galko]], {{Otak|u}}o, {{Ojou}}, and so on.

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* We don't know the full names of the cast of ''Manga/PleaseTellMeGalkoChan''. The names used are merely based on their character archetypes: [[SubculturesInJapan [[GyaruGirl Galko]], {{Otak|u}}o, {{Ojou}}, and so on.
20th Aug '16 5:49:32 PM ErichoTOME
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** Also Cookie Monster. His real name was eventually revealed to be [[spoiler: Sid.]]
16th Aug '16 1:08:17 AM Anicomicgeek
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* Unlike Daedalus Boch [[ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames never being called "Doodlebug"]], Junkyard Dog in ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' falls here, never being referred to by his real name, Tucker Long.
14th Aug '16 10:02:40 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** John-117 and Thel 'Vadam are better known by their rank/titles: the Master Chief and the Arbiter. In fact, it took until the very end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' for Chief to be call by his real name in the games; even afterward, he still mostly called some form of "Master Chief".

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** John-117 and Thel 'Vadam are better known by their rank/titles: the Master Chief and the Arbiter. In fact, it took until the very end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' for Chief to be call called by his real name in the games; even afterward, he he's still mostly called some form of "Master Chief".
12th Aug '16 4:43:18 PM Hjortron18
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* Benji from the last three ''[[Film/MissionImpossibleIII Mission]]'' ''[[Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol Impossible]]'' [[Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation movies]]. Even CIA director refers to him as "Benji Dunn" instead of "Benjamin Dunn", even though the two of them don't have a particular good relationship.

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* Benji from the last three ''[[Film/MissionImpossibleIII Mission]]'' ''[[Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol Impossible]]'' [[Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation movies]]. Even CIA director Hunley refers to him at one point as "Benji Dunn" instead of "Benjamin Dunn", even though the two of them don't have a particular good relationship. relationship and Hunley thinks that Benji has gone rogue at that time.
12th Aug '16 4:37:47 PM Hjortron18
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* Benji from the last three ''[[Film/MissionImpossibleIII Mission]]'' ''[[Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol Impossible]]'' [[Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation movies]]. Even the chief of CIA refers to him as "Benji Dunn" instead of "Benjamin Dunn", even though the two of them don't have a particular good relationship.

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* Benji from the last three ''[[Film/MissionImpossibleIII Mission]]'' ''[[Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol Impossible]]'' [[Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation movies]]. Even the chief of CIA director refers to him as "Benji Dunn" instead of "Benjamin Dunn", even though the two of them don't have a particular good relationship.
12th Aug '16 4:31:57 PM Hjortron18
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* Benji from the last three ''[[Film/MissionImpossibleIII Mission]]'' ''[[Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol Impossible]]'' [[Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation movies]]. Even the chief of CIA refers to him as "Benji Dunn" instead of "Benjamin Dunn", although the two of them don't have a particular good relationship.

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* Benji from the last three ''[[Film/MissionImpossibleIII Mission]]'' ''[[Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol Impossible]]'' [[Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation movies]]. Even the chief of CIA refers to him as "Benji Dunn" instead of "Benjamin Dunn", although even though the two of them don't have a particular good relationship.
12th Aug '16 4:26:08 PM Hjortron18
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* Benji from the last three ''[[Film/MissionImpossibleIII Mission]]'' ''[[Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol Impossible]]'' [[Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation movies]]. Even the chief of CIA refers to him as "Benji Dunn" instead of "Benjamin Dunn", although the two of them don't have a particular good relationship.
12th Aug '16 1:44:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* Jebe, the Arrow, in ''[[{{Conqueror}} Bones of the Hills]]''. His real name is Zurgadai, but in only known as Jebe because of his great skill with a bow.

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* Jebe, the Arrow, in ''[[{{Conqueror}} ''[[Literature/{{Conqueror}} Bones of the Hills]]''. His real name is Zurgadai, but in only known as Jebe because of his great skill with a bow.



* Cameron "Buck" Williams from ''LeftBehind''. This may be because he ''[[DoNotCallMePaul corrects]]'' anyone who tries to use his actual name. One character's insistence on using his real name rather than "Buck, because he bucks against journalistic conventions" is used as evidence of her unsympathetic nature.

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* Cameron "Buck" Williams from ''LeftBehind''.''Literature/LeftBehind''. This may be because he ''[[DoNotCallMePaul corrects]]'' anyone who tries to use his actual name. One character's insistence on using his real name rather than "Buck, because he bucks against journalistic conventions" is used as evidence of her unsympathetic nature.



* Almost every character in Glen Cook's ''TheBlackCompany'' novels is covered either by this trope or EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep. Justified in-universe as the narration focuses on Company Brothers, who take a new name (usually given by existing Brothers) when they join to symbolically leave their past life behind. In addition, this is SeriousBusiness for wizards, as a sorcerer can lose all his powers by someone invoking his [[IKnowYourTrueName True Name]], motivating the most powerful [[EvilSorceror Evil Sorcerors]] to kill everyone who knows them by anything ''but'' their nickname. This happening to [[spoiler: The Lady and The White Rose]] is even the climax of the third book.

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* Almost every character in Glen Cook's ''TheBlackCompany'' ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' novels is covered either by this trope or EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep. Justified in-universe as the narration focuses on Company Brothers, who take a new name (usually given by existing Brothers) when they join to symbolically leave their past life behind. In addition, this is SeriousBusiness for wizards, as a sorcerer can lose all his powers by someone invoking his [[IKnowYourTrueName True Name]], motivating the most powerful [[EvilSorceror Evil Sorcerors]] to kill everyone who knows them by anything ''but'' their nickname. This happening to [[spoiler: The Lady and The White Rose]] is even the climax of the third book.



* Pumpkin in ''MemoirsOfAGeisha''. Chiyo/[[MeaningfulRename Sayuri]] gave her the nickname within a week of meeting her, never mentions her given name, and goes on to mention that it continues to stick even after she takes a new name as a geisha. Which must ''really'' suck for Pumpkin, because she spends the latter portion of the book [[spoiler:hating Sayuri's guts and deliberately sabotaging her chance with the man of her dreams, since she and Chiyo were forced rivals as girls and Pumpkin's life became very dismal as a result.]]

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* Pumpkin in ''MemoirsOfAGeisha''.''Literature/MemoirsOfAGeisha''. Chiyo/[[MeaningfulRename Sayuri]] gave her the nickname within a week of meeting her, never mentions her given name, and goes on to mention that it continues to stick even after she takes a new name as a geisha. Which must ''really'' suck for Pumpkin, because she spends the latter portion of the book [[spoiler:hating Sayuri's guts and deliberately sabotaging her chance with the man of her dreams, since she and Chiyo were forced rivals as girls and Pumpkin's life became very dismal as a result.]]



* Ranger in the ''StephaniePlum'' books. His full name is Ricardo Carlos Manoso.

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* Ranger in the ''StephaniePlum'' ''Literature/StephaniePlum'' books. His full name is Ricardo Carlos Manoso.



* In the Russian ''DeathZone'' series, most characters and anyone else living in the Five Zones goes by a nickname. Occasionally, their real first name may be revealed, but the full name will usually stay hidden. For example, the leader of the Order is known by all as Commander Hunter, which is a nickname (in English, in fact) given to him by a neo-Nazi gang shortly before the Catastrophe. Only his closest advisors know that his real first name is Savva. On the other hand, all members of the rival organization known as the Ark are required to adopt a German name by their leader Heinrich Hister, the former head of the above-mentioned gang. Another interesting case is Titanium Vine, whose name is Darling. She was found in a HumanPopsicle tank with no memory of her identity but a tattoo with "DRG" on her shoulder, hence the name.

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* In the Russian ''DeathZone'' ''Literature/DeathZone'' series, most characters and anyone else living in the Five Zones goes by a nickname. Occasionally, their real first name may be revealed, but the full name will usually stay hidden. For example, the leader of the Order is known by all as Commander Hunter, which is a nickname (in English, in fact) given to him by a neo-Nazi gang shortly before the Catastrophe. Only his closest advisors know that his real first name is Savva. On the other hand, all members of the rival organization known as the Ark are required to adopt a German name by their leader Heinrich Hister, the former head of the above-mentioned gang. Another interesting case is Titanium Vine, whose name is Darling. She was found in a HumanPopsicle tank with no memory of her identity but a tattoo with "DRG" on her shoulder, hence the name.
9th Aug '16 7:13:27 PM Willbyr
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* Nodame from ''NodameCantabile'' rarely gets called by her real name, Megumi Noda.

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* Nodame from ''NodameCantabile'' ''Manga/NodameCantabile'' rarely gets called by her real name, Megumi Noda.
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