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22nd Jul '16 4:59:19 AM Morgenthaler
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21st Jul '16 6:15:03 PM anza_sb
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21st Jul '16 5:34:29 PM anza_sb
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[[OlderThanFeudalism Older than Feudalism]], the core trope is that [[BeCarefulWhatYouSay saying the name of the person]] summons him. Rarely is he [[InconvenientSummons summoned surprised and vulnerable]]; be assured that saying the name of this guy is a bad thing. Though probably just for you; he'll usually disappear afterward. [[note]] The question of why everyone in the world often knows this name, despite the taboo against it, is rarely addressed.[[/note]]

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[[OlderThanFeudalism Older {{Older than Feudalism]], Feudalism}}, the core trope is that [[BeCarefulWhatYouSay saying the name of the person]] summons him. Rarely is he [[InconvenientSummons summoned surprised and vulnerable]]; be assured that saying the name of this guy is a bad thing. Though probably just for you; he'll usually disappear afterward. [[note]] The question of why everyone in the world often knows this name, despite the taboo against it, is rarely addressed.[[/note]]
8th Jul '16 6:15:25 AM isoycrazy
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* Mentioning the [[spoiler:skinwalker/naagloshii]] in ''[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Turn Coat]]'' is a very bad idea, since it grows stronger with fear and infamy. So Harry [[TheNicknamer renames it]] "Shagnasty," which lacks the same intimidation factor. Also, only a mortal can summon an immortal being, since only mortals have freedom of choice. Unless you use the entity's True Name, the summoning does NOT grant any power over the individual, and the individual ''will'' remember you summoned it. Of course, Harry being Harry does this with several high ranking Fae, providing him with very interesting times in later novels.

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* Literature/TheDresdenFiles:
** Wizards, despite being human, can invoke this. If a person knows a wizard's True Name, they can try to gain control over the person. However, if the Wizard has a stronger will and power, they can reverse the binding and bind the would-be summoner.
** In ''Storm Front'' an evil Wizard summons his demon slave by screaming its Name. [[spoiler:Harry, having perfectly heard the Name, then uses his own magic to free the demon from its enslavement without binding it to his own will]].
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Mentioning the [[spoiler:skinwalker/naagloshii]] in ''[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Turn Coat]]'' ''Turn Coat'' is a very bad idea, since it grows stronger with fear and infamy. So Harry [[TheNicknamer renames it]] "Shagnasty," which lacks the same intimidation factor. Also, only a mortal can summon an immortal being, since only mortals
** In ''Changes''
*** It is revealed the Winter Knight, and presumably Summer Knight,
have freedom of choice. Unless you use the entity's True Name, the summoning does NOT grant any this direct power over the individual, Queens of their respective courts. The Winter Knight is deep inside enemy territory protected only by the Erlking's respect for SacredHospitality, and he refers to Queen Mab by her name. The Erlking notes if the individual ''will'' remember you Knight speaks Mab's name a third time in their conversation, it will cause her to be summoned it. Of course, Harry to his domain. The Knight then only refers to her as "my queen."
*** Later, when speaking of the Erlking, Harry's Fairy Godmother, the Leanansidhe calls the Erlking, "The Hunter" to not summon him.
** Similar to the knights, Mab herself is mindful to not speak the Names of any
being Harry does this with several high ranking Fae, providing him with very interesting times in later novels.of Power, particularly Fallen Angels and Archangels. She only says their titles. ArchangelMichael is "Prince of the Host." ArchangelRaphael is "The Demon Binder." ArchangelGabriel is "The Trumpeter." ArchangelUriel is "The Watchman."
4th Jul '16 3:17:22 PM jedidarrick
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--->Jerome: I mean it, I am going no where near Rufus ever again. (Phone goes off) Oh, speak of the devil. Literally, I'm surprised my phone didn't burst into flames...
--->Alfie: What's he say?
--->Jerome: ...It's not repeatable.

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--->Jerome: -->Jerome: I mean it, I am going no where near Rufus ever again. (Phone goes off) Oh, speak of the devil. Literally, I'm surprised my phone didn't burst into flames...
--->Alfie: -->Alfie: What's he say?
--->Jerome: ...-->Jerome: ...It's not repeatable.



--->Well, a barracuda is what you want in an agent, Niles. ... I must admit she's rather hard to get a hold of these days.
--->Oh really? I thought one just drew a pentagram on the floor and chanted "I summon thee" three times.

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--->Well, -->Well, a barracuda is what you want in an agent, Niles. ... I must admit she's rather hard to get a hold of these days.
--->Oh -->Oh really? I thought one just drew a pentagram on the floor and chanted "I summon thee" three times.
27th Jun '16 9:47:33 AM AdamIsI
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[[folder:Mythology]]
* {{Satan}} is the TropeNamer. Depending on how strict their adherence to the 3rd Commandment is, some people refrain from saying God's name as well, though that's less out of fear of summoning Him (seeing as He's already omnipresent) and more because to do otherwise is seen as blasphemous.

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[[folder:Mythology]]
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* {{Satan}} is the TropeNamer. Depending on how strict their adherence to the 3rd Commandment (reformed enumeration) is, some people refrain from saying God's name as well, though that's less out of fear of summoning Him (seeing as He's already omnipresent) and more because to do otherwise is seen as blasphemous.
26th Jun '16 6:20:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series, mentioning Satan by name will draw his attention. Lachesis and Chronos both mention this to the new incarnation of Death, when Death is investigating a suspiciously premature demise.
* Author Ramsey Campbell created a god for the ''CthulhuMythos'' named Y'[[spoiler:Golonac [[note]]You fool! You've doomed us all![[/note]] ]], who could possess a host if they merely read his name. Not even out loud; he could possess a person if they sight-read his name on a printed page. Seeing as he's a god that represents ''every'' deed that could be viewed as defiling by individuals both sane and insane across the universe, this is not a pleasant fate. The accepted version is that reading his name is fine unless you are reading his name from one of the 7 tomes of "The Revelations of Glaaki" which will cause him to appear and either eat or mind rape or enslave you.

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* In the ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'' ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series, mentioning Satan by name will draw his attention. Lachesis and Chronos both mention this to the new incarnation of Death, when Death is investigating a suspiciously premature demise.
* Author Ramsey Campbell created a god for the ''CthulhuMythos'' ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos'' named Y'[[spoiler:Golonac [[note]]You fool! You've doomed us all![[/note]] ]], who could possess a host if they merely read his name. Not even out loud; he could possess a person if they sight-read his name on a printed page. Seeing as he's a god that represents ''every'' deed that could be viewed as defiling by individuals both sane and insane across the universe, this is not a pleasant fate. The accepted version is that reading his name is fine unless you are reading his name from one of the 7 tomes of "The Revelations of Glaaki" which will cause him to appear and either eat or mind rape or enslave you.
6th Jun '16 7:26:18 PM M84
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* The [[OurElvesAreBetter Eldar]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are being hunted down by the evil [[EldritchAbomination Chaos God]] Slaanesh, and naturally, [[TheDreaded they are so shit scared of the menacing god that they won't even use that name]] to refer to [[AmbiguousGender hir]]. The Craftworld Eldar refer to Slaanesh as "The Great Enemy" and the Dark Eldar refer to Slaanesh as "She Who Thirsts". Only a few especially {{Badass}} Eldar have the balls to refer to Slaanesh by hir actual name, such as [[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Ronahn]].

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* The [[OurElvesAreBetter Eldar]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are being hunted down by the evil [[EldritchAbomination Chaos God]] Slaanesh, and naturally, [[TheDreaded they are so shit scared of the menacing god that they won't even use that name]] to refer to [[AmbiguousGender hir]]. The Craftworld Eldar refer to Slaanesh as "The Great Enemy" and the Dark Eldar refer to Slaanesh as "She Who Thirsts". Only a few especially {{Badass}} Eldar have the balls to refer to Slaanesh by hir actual name, such as [[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Ronahn]]. Solitaires, the most badass of the Eldar Harlequins, take it even further. When re-enacting the Fall of the Eldar, the Solitaires are the ones who play the role of Slaanesh. And while speaking hir name ''might'' draw the dark god's attention, anyone who isn't a Solitaire pretending to be Slaanesh ''will'' go insane. The Solitaires pay a high price for their dedication though: their souls are forfeit to Slaanesh and there is nothing they can do about it.
3rd Jun '16 12:36:14 AM KingClark
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* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': Immediately after the epic SayMyName above, [[spoiler: the ''Vengeance'', now crewed solely by Khan, hurtles past The ''Enterprise'' towards the ground, reminding everyone, especially Spock, that Khan still lives]].

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* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': Immediately after After the epic instance of the SayMyName above, trope, [[spoiler: the ''Vengeance'', now crewed solely by Khan, hurtles past The ''Enterprise'' towards the ground, reminding everyone, especially Spock, that Khan still lives]].
24th May '16 3:08:21 AM Arivne
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' 3rd Edition supplement ''Magic in the Shadows''. If a free spirit's [[IKnowYourTrueName true name]] was spoken [[RuleOfThree three times in succession]], the spirit had to appear before the speaker.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' 3rd Edition supplement ''Magic in the Shadows''. If a free spirit's [[IKnowYourTrueName true name]] was is spoken [[RuleOfThree three times in succession]], the spirit had has to appear before the speaker.
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