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13th Nov '17 4:00:31 PM SpocktorWho
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11th Nov '17 8:37:58 AM GottaHaveFaith
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* Played with for ''Film/{{Thor}}''. Since the Asgardians are based on Norse mythology and customs (or rather, in-universe in the MCU, the Norse customs are based on the Asgardians), "Thor Odinson" could be considered a full name for him; however, he is very rarely addressed as such (including by himself, as Thor will introduce himself as "Thor, Son of Odin" instead), and most people generally consider his name to just be "Thor", to the point that even characters who normally go by LastNameBasis will still call him Thor.
6th Nov '17 3:16:25 PM mcb359
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**** Correct. It was Bajoran for "unknown sample".



** Trill symbionts have only one name, and hosts use it as a surname when joined, dropping the family name. Thus, Ezri Tigan became Ezri Dax when joined with the Dax symbiont.

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** Trill symbionts have only one name, and hosts use it as a surname when joined, dropping the family name. Thus, Ezri Tigan became Ezri Dax when joined with the Dax symbiont. We never do find out what Jadzia's original family name was before she was joined with Dax though.


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*** During Dominion War arc,
Dukat, recording a log entry on Terok Nor, once referred to himself as "Dukat, S.G.", although no explanation is given what it means or even if it is part of his name (as opposed to some rank/position like "Station/Sector Gul/Garrison" etc)
1st Nov '17 5:03:09 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'':



** In fact, it's easier to list the non-Leaf village ninja that ''do'' have last names; the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist minus Chojuro, the members of Team Dosu, [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Mizukages]] Mei Terumi and Gengetsu Hozuki, Suigetsu Hozuki, [[SealedInAPersonShapedCan Two-Tails jinchuuriki]] Yugito Nii, and bit-characters [[http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Shibito_Azuma Shibito Azuma]], [[http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Kiyoi_Yotsuki Kiyoi Yotsuki]], and [[http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Ashina_Uzumaki Ashina Uzumaki]]. Even in the Leaf Village, a number of characters go without surnames, such as the Sannin (Tsunade does ''not'' use her grandfather's clan name of "Senju") and Tenten (the only one of the Konoha 12 to never be given a surname).

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** In fact, it's easier to list the non-Leaf village ninja in [[Manga/{{Naruto}} the original series]] that ''do'' have last names; the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist minus Chojuro, the members of Team Dosu, [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Mizukages]] Mei Terumi and Terumi, Gengetsu Hozuki, and Yagura Karatachi (though his surname was only revealed in SequelSeries ''Manga/{{Boruto}}''), Suigetsu Hozuki, [[SealedInAPersonShapedCan Two-Tails jinchuuriki]] Yugito Nii, and bit-characters [[http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Shibito_Azuma Shibito Azuma]], [[http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Kiyoi_Yotsuki Kiyoi Yotsuki]], and [[http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Ashina_Uzumaki Ashina Uzumaki]]. Even in the Leaf Village, a number of characters go without surnames, such as the Sannin (Tsunade does ''not'' use her grandfather's clan name of "Senju") and Tenten (the only one of the Konoha 12 to never be given a surname).
18th Oct '17 9:23:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Many, ''many'' Nintendo characters. As a rule of thumb, with few exceptions, only futuristic main characters are given full names ([[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]], [[VideoGame/StarFox Fox McCloud]], [[VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} Captain Douglas Jay Falcon]]) Specific examples:

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* Many, ''many'' Nintendo characters. As a rule of thumb, with few exceptions, only futuristic main characters are given full names ([[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]], [[VideoGame/StarFox Fox McCloud]], [[VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} [[VideoGame/FZero Captain Douglas Jay Falcon]]) Specific examples:
17th Oct '17 12:54:43 AM narm00
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* Gargamel in ComicBook/TheSmurfs, which his likely his [[LastNameBasis last name]].

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* Gargamel in ComicBook/TheSmurfs, which his is likely his [[LastNameBasis last name]].



** Other Franchise/{{Buffyverse}} characters with no last names include Faith, Spike, and Angel. Spike was revealed to be a self-given alias, his first name being William, and Faith was revealed to have the last name of Lehane [[WordOfGod by Joss Whedon]] when the makers of the official spin-off RPG asked. Angel turned out to have a different first name (Liam, which is an Irish version of "William"), but no last was ever given. Spike's human surname, according to ExpandedUniverse, is Pratt.
** Buffyverse Vampires, some of whom take or are given new names are fond of this trope, including aforemention Angel and Spike, as well as Drusilla, Penn, Luke, and Dracula.

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** Other Franchise/{{Buffyverse}} characters with no last names include Faith, Spike, and Angel. Spike was revealed to be a self-given alias, his first name being William, and Faith was revealed to have the last name of Lehane [[WordOfGod by Joss Whedon]] when the makers of the official spin-off RPG asked. Angel turned out to have a different first name (Liam, which is an Irish version of "William"), but no last was ever given. Spike's human surname, according to the ExpandedUniverse, is Pratt.
** Buffyverse Vampires, some of whom take or are given new names names, are fond of this trope, including aforemention the aforementioned Angel and Spike, as well as Drusilla, Penn, Luke, and Dracula.



** In the new series, the Doctor's daughter Jenny has no surname, because her sole parent had no last name to pass on.

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** In the new series, the Doctor's daughter Jenny has no surname, because [[TrulySingleParent her sole parent parent]] had no last name to pass on.
9th Oct '17 9:31:46 AM HarpieSiren
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** The ''Franchice/SuperMarioBros.'' series is an unusual case. Originally, the characters were all intended to have only one name, but over the years several characters have implicitly gained surnames, mostly as a quirk of localization. "Toadstool" became Peach's surname when she began going by "Peach" in English, similarly, Bowser's surname is suggested to be "Koopa", his name in Japan. And then there's the question of "[[RepetitiveName Mario Mario]]" and "Luigi Mario", originally, it was just something made up by western sources, like the [[Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow animated productions]], and the [[Film/SuperMarioBros movie]] to justify the name "Mario Bros.",
but as of 2015, "Mario" was confirmed as their last name. [[note]]The name came about in the [[VideoGame/MarioBros 1983 arcade game]] because of Luigi originally just being a palette swap of Mario, and both of them being brothers (hence "Mario Bros.").[[/note]]

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** The ''Franchice/SuperMarioBros.'' series is an unusual case. Originally, the characters were all intended to have only one name, but over the years several characters have implicitly gained surnames, mostly as a quirk of localization. "Toadstool" became Peach's surname when she began going by "Peach" in English, similarly, Bowser's surname is suggested to be "Koopa", his name in Japan. And then there's the question of "[[RepetitiveName Mario Mario]]" and "Luigi Mario", originally, it was just something made up by western sources, like the [[Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow animated productions]], and the [[Film/SuperMarioBros movie]] to justify the name "Mario Bros.",
", but as of 2015, "Mario" was confirmed as their last name. [[note]]The name came about in the [[VideoGame/MarioBros 1983 arcade game]] because of Luigi originally just being a palette swap of Mario, and both of them being brothers (hence "Mario Bros.").[[/note]]
9th Oct '17 9:31:06 AM HarpieSiren
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** The ''Franchice/SuperMarioBros.'' series is an unusual case. Originally, the characters were all intended to have only one name, but over the years several characters have implicitly gained surnames, mostly as a quirk of localization. "Toadstool" became Peach's surname when she began going by "Peach" in English, similarly, Bowser's surname is suggested to be "Koopa", his name in Japan. And then there's the question of "[[RepetitiveName Mario Mario]]" and "Luigi Mario", originally, it was just something made up by western sources, like the [[Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow animated productions]], and the [[Film/SuperMarioBros movie]] to justify the name "Mario Bros."[[note]]The name came about in the [[VideoGame/MarioBros 1983 arcade game]] because of Luigi originally just being a palette swap of Mario, and both of them being brothers (hence "Mario Bros.").[[/note]]

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** The ''Franchice/SuperMarioBros.'' series is an unusual case. Originally, the characters were all intended to have only one name, but over the years several characters have implicitly gained surnames, mostly as a quirk of localization. "Toadstool" became Peach's surname when she began going by "Peach" in English, similarly, Bowser's surname is suggested to be "Koopa", his name in Japan. And then there's the question of "[[RepetitiveName Mario Mario]]" and "Luigi Mario", originally, it was just something made up by western sources, like the [[Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow animated productions]], and the [[Film/SuperMarioBros movie]] to justify the name "Mario Bros."[[note]]The ",
but as of 2015, "Mario" was confirmed as their last name. [[note]]The
name came about in the [[VideoGame/MarioBros 1983 arcade game]] because of Luigi originally just being a palette swap of Mario, and both of them being brothers (hence "Mario Bros.").[[/note]]
5th Oct '17 5:39:30 AM Breakermorrant
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* Everyone in ''Film/BlowUp'' including the main character Thomas.
4th Oct '17 9:07:37 PM ultimomant
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* In the ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' series, almost all the Vampire and Lycan characters only have one name.
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