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29th Sep '17 7:43:00 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In a ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode, saying Biggie Smalls' name three times while looking into a mirror will summon his ghost, which really pisses him off when he's got things to do.

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* In a ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode, saying Biggie Smalls' name three times while looking into a mirror will summon his ghost, which really pisses him off when he's got things places to do.be.
13th Sep '17 7:18:01 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Mab, Titania, and their mothers, Mother Winter and Mother Summer[[note:These two, it should be noted, are comparable to Uriel in power[[/note]], each are hesitant to speak of [[spoiler:Nemesis for fear it might come for them and infect them]]. They simply call it the Adversary.

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** Mab, Titania, and their mothers, Mother Winter and Mother Summer[[note:These Summer[[note]]These two, it should be noted, are comparable to Uriel in power[[/note]], each are hesitant to speak of [[spoiler:Nemesis for fear it might come for them and infect them]]. They simply call it the Adversary.
11th Sep '17 9:33:55 AM Caps-luna
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* Critics of Vladimir Putin often refer to him as "Mr.P" (often times in English or another language).
10th Sep '17 10:11:43 PM PaulA
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* "Hastur" was the name of a benign god in a Creator/AmbroseBierce short story. In ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'', Robert W. Chambers adopted "Hastur" as a mysterious name, most likely a location, with only vague connections to the titular King. Creator/HPLovecraft namedropped Hastur and the Yellow Sign (from Chambers's work) as nebulously connected in ''The Whisperer in Darkness''. When Creator/AugustDerleth absorbed Hastur into the greater Franchise/CthulhuMythos, he started using it as the actual name of The King in Yellow, and [[AdaptationDecay re-appropriated]] [[IHaveManyNames non-synonymous titles]] such as "Him Who Must Not Be Named," (likely another euphemistic name for Azathoth) and "The High Priest Not To Be Described" (a minion of Nyarlathotep who might actually be Nyarlathotep) as sobriquets. This spawned the idea in the ExpandedUniverse that referring to him in by name was a very bad idea.

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* "Hastur" was the name of a benign god in a Creator/AmbroseBierce short story. In ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'', Robert W. Chambers adopted "Hastur" as a mysterious name, most likely a location, with only vague connections to the titular King. Creator/HPLovecraft namedropped Hastur and the Yellow Sign (from Chambers's work) as nebulously connected in ''The Whisperer in Darkness''."Literature/TheWhispererInDarkness". When Creator/AugustDerleth absorbed Hastur into the greater Franchise/CthulhuMythos, he started using it as the actual name of The King in Yellow, and [[AdaptationDecay re-appropriated]] [[IHaveManyNames non-synonymous titles]] such as "Him Who Must Not Be Named," (likely another euphemistic name for Azathoth) and "The High Priest Not To Be Described" (a minion of Nyarlathotep who might actually be Nyarlathotep) as sobriquets. This spawned the idea in the ExpandedUniverse that referring to him in by name was a very bad idea.
2nd Sep '17 9:25:22 PM KhymChanur
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* In the Creator/DavidDrake fantasy novel ''The Sea Hag'', TheHero is able to defeat the villain by tricking him into naming Serdic, his [[OldMaster old (dead) master]]...who then promptly appears and drags the villain away to a NightmareFuel fate, [[ChekhovsGun since he had promised the hero earlier this would happen the next time he was named]].

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* In the Creator/DavidDrake fantasy novel ''The Sea Hag'', TheHero is able to defeat the villain by tricking him into naming Serdic, his [[OldMaster old (dead) x⸑x master]]...who then promptly appears and drags the villain away to a NightmareFuel fate, [[ChekhovsGun since he had promised the hero earlier this would happen the next time he was named]].



* A possible inversion of this trope (overlapping in aspects with IKnowYourTrueName) occurs in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV''. Along with straight treatment of IKnowYourTrueName, General Yohm hunts down [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Fou-lu]]--even at one point explicitly commenting that ''the mere act of uttering Fou-lu's '''name''' is sufficient to send ripples in the world that can lead someone sensitive to those ripples to find him''. (Yes, this is justified--Fou-lu is not only a GodEmperor but a rare case of a PhysicalGod that was explicitly summoned to be the KingInTheMountain of a dying empire.) A straighter version ALSO exists. In a part of the game, Fou-lu refrains from revealing his name to [[SacrificialLamb Mami]] explicitly to keep this from happening, and merely goes by his nickname "Ryong"--this eventually gets blown to hell when he tells her his story via a historical legend (and HAS to use his [[IKnowYourTrueName real name]] in it).

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* A possible inversion of this trope (overlapping in aspects with IKnowYourTrueName) occurs in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV''. Along with straight treatment of IKnowYourTrueName, General Yohm hunts down [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Fou-lu]]--even at one point explicitly commenting that ''the mere act of uttering Fou-lu's '''name''' is sufficient to send ripples in the world that can lead someone sensitive to those ripples to find him''. (Yes, this is justified--Fou-lu is not only a GodEmperor but a rare case of a PhysicalGod that was explicitly summoned to be the KingInTheMountain of a dying empire.) (̀ᴗ́)و ̑̑ A straighter version ALSO exists. In a part of the game, Fou-lu refrains from revealing his name to [[SacrificialLamb Mami]] explicitly to keep this from happening, and merely goes by his nickname "Ryong"--this eventually gets blown to hell when he tells her his story via a historical legend (and HAS to use his [[IKnowYourTrueName real name]] in it).



** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2521 SCP-2521]] is some sort of HumanoidAbomination the Foundation cannot quite contain properly. It can go through walls, and practically teleport, but the ''real'' danger about it is that it apparently covets any sort of verbalized (as in said or written) information on itself, and will steal it away the moment it's made. It might be a document. It might be a recording. It might be ''the person who spoke it'', if they said it out loud. [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou And it might just take this page at some point]]. As a result the entire article on it must be done in pictograms, and even the database must label it "●●|●●●●●|●●|●" instead of "2521" to avoid having it be summoned at the location of the database computer.

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2521 SCP-2521]] is some sort of HumanoidAbomination the Foundation cannot quite contain properly. It can go through walls, and practically teleport, but the ''real'' danger about it is that it apparently covets any sort of verbalized verbal (as in said or written) using words) information on about itself, and will steal it away the moment it's made. It might be a document. It might be a recording. It might be ''the person who spoke it'', if they said it out loud. [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou And it might just take this page at some point]]. As a result the entire article on it must be done in pictograms, and even the database must label it "●●|●●●●●|●●|●" instead of "2521" to avoid having it be summoned at the location of the database computer.
26th Jul '17 8:04:40 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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{{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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{{Older than Feudalism}}, OlderThanFeudalism, 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]]



* In Brazilian sitcom ''Toma Lá, Dá Cá'', whenever the apartment manager's name is mentioned, she knocks at the door and comes in. At a certain point of the show, the GenreSavvy characters would try to stop whenever someone started saying her name.

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* In Brazilian sitcom ''Toma Lá, Dá Cá'', whenever the apartment manager's name is mentioned, she knocks at the door and comes in. At a certain point of the show, the GenreSavvy savvy characters would try to stop whenever someone started saying her name.
26th Jul '17 4:55:02 AM Luigifan
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Compare AndHereHeComesNow.

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Compare AndHereHeComesNow.
AndHereHeComesNow. Compare and contrast TemptingFate, which refers to more general invited misfortune and can just as easily be a ContrivedCoincidence in-universe.
7th Jul '17 2:37:03 PM StFan
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* ''ComicBook/TheSandman''

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* ''ComicBook/TheSandman''''ComicBook/TheSandman'':



* In an issue of ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'', it was revealed that perennial ComicBook/{{X-Men}} villain Spiral is aware (or alerted) whenever anyone anywhere mentions her. She used this to track Wolverine and Mystique, the latter of whom could not spit out the warning in time.
** Wolverine actually is dismissive of this at first, pointing out that it's a common word, spoken hundreds, if not thousands, of times per day, so how would Spiral know? Cue her showing up, telling him it's all about context and tone of voice to indicate to her whether someone is referring to her or not.
* AxCrazy {{Superman}} {{Expy}} [[ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}} The Plutonian]] achieves this with a combination of superhuman [[SuperSenses hearing]] and [[SuperSpeed speed]].
-->'''Plutonian''': They can't call me a "monster" in earshot [[IResembleThatRemark and not expect retribution.]]

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* In an issue of ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'', it was is revealed that perennial ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen villain Spiral is aware (or alerted) whenever anyone anywhere mentions her. She used uses this to track Wolverine and Mystique, the latter of whom could not spit out the warning in time.
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time. Wolverine actually is dismissive of this at first, pointing out that it's a common word, spoken hundreds, if not thousands, of times per day, so how would Spiral know? Cue her showing up, telling him it's all about context and tone of voice to indicate to her whether someone is referring to her or not.
* AxCrazy {{Superman}} Superman {{Expy}} [[ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}} The Plutonian]] achieves this with a combination of superhuman [[SuperSenses hearing]] and [[SuperSpeed speed]].
-->'''Plutonian''': -->'''Plutonian:''' They can't call me a "monster" in earshot [[IResembleThatRemark and not expect retribution.]]



* Lampooned in ''NewspaperComic/TheFarSide'' in one cartoon, where Satan walks into a room in Hell where a bunch of guys are sitting, and one of them mutters to another, "Speak of the devil..."
* A rather extreme example is the Disir, a undead army that has menaced [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]. When an Asgardian named Hakon, thinking them to be a myth, mentions their name he is ''instantly'' torn to pieces by invisible blades.

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* Lampooned in ''NewspaperComic/TheFarSide'' in one cartoon, where Satan walks into a room in Hell where a bunch of guys are sitting, and one of them mutters to another, "Speak of the devil..."
*
''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'': A rather extreme example is the Disir, a undead army that has menaced [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]].Thor. When an Asgardian named Hakon, thinking them to be a myth, mentions their name he is ''instantly'' torn to pieces by invisible blades.



[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Lampooned in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' in one cartoon, where Satan walks into a room in Hell where a bunch of guys are sitting, and one of them mutters to another, "Speak of the devil..."
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' is summoned by saying his name [[RuleOfThree 3 times]].
** He's also sent back whence he came by saying his name three times.
** The full rhymes (from [[WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} the cartoon]], at least), though rarely used, go:
---> ''Even though I should be wary''
---> ''Still I conjure something scary''
---> ''Ghostly hauntings I turn loose,''
---> ''Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!''
:::for bringing him into our world, and:
---> ''Knowing that I should be wary''
---> ''Still I venture someplace scary''
---> ''Ghostly hauntings now turn loose''
---> ''Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!''
:::when Lydia wants to enter the Neitherworld.:
** ''Series/{{Community}}'' used this for a [[http://youtu.be/19FMU3M7Jtk stealth gag]] that [[BrickJoke ran over the course of three years.]] Watch behind Annie at the end of the clip.

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[[folder:Film]]
[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'': Betelgeuse is summoned by saying his name [[RuleOfThree 3 times]].
**
three times]]. He's also sent back whence he came by saying his name three times.
** The full rhymes (from [[WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} the cartoon]], at least), though rarely used, go:
---> ''Even though I should be wary''
---> ''Still I conjure something scary''
---> ''Ghostly hauntings I turn loose,''
---> ''Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!''
:::for bringing him into our world, and:
---> ''Knowing that I should be wary''
---> ''Still I venture someplace scary''
---> ''Ghostly hauntings now turn loose''
---> ''Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!''
:::when Lydia wants to enter the Neitherworld.:
** ''Series/{{Community}}'' used this for a [[http://youtu.be/19FMU3M7Jtk stealth gag]] that [[BrickJoke ran over the course of three years.]] Watch behind Annie at the end of the clip.
times.



* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant''

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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant''''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'':



* In ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', [[MagnificentBastard Cao Cao]] had a tendency to show up whenever his name was being mentioned - so the saying goes, "Speak of Cao Cao, and Cao Cao is at the gates." Ironically, at one point, this was happening to the man himself - everytime he [[TemptingFate tempted fate]] by mentioning some character on the opposing side, that man would shortly show up.

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* In ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', [[MagnificentBastard Cao Cao]] had a tendency to show up whenever his name was being mentioned - -- so the saying goes, "Speak of Cao Cao, and Cao Cao is at the gates." Ironically, at one point, this was happening to the man himself - -- everytime he [[TemptingFate tempted fate]] by mentioning some character on the opposing side, that man would shortly show up.



* Literature/TheDresdenFiles:

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* Literature/TheDresdenFiles:''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':



[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': The immortal sketch "[[InadvertentEntranceCue I didn't expect some kind of Spanish Inquisition!]]" "''NOBODY'' expects the Spanish Inquisition!"
** Which turns into a new joke in the final scene of the episode, where the Inquisition somehow knows that someone said the words, but they're across town, so they have to rush to catch a bus to get to the person in question and say their lines before the episode ends.

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[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': The immortal sketch "[[InadvertentEntranceCue I didn't expect some kind of Spanish Inquisition!]]" "''NOBODY'' expects the Spanish Inquisition!"
**
Inquisition!" Which turns into a new joke in the final scene of the episode, where the Inquisition somehow knows that someone said the words, but they're across town, so they have to rush to catch a bus to get to the person in question and say their lines before the episode ends.



--> '''Alton''': All right, which one of you at home said "Nutritional Anthropologist"?
--> '''Deb Duchon, Nutritional Anthropologist''': That guy, there... naugahyde chair, green pants.
--> '''Alton''': Yeah, well, (through megaphone) thanks a lot, Mr. Talks-to-his-television!

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--> '''Alton''': -->'''Alton:''' All right, which one of you at home said "Nutritional Anthropologist"?
-->
Anthropologist"?\\
'''Deb Duchon, Nutritional Anthropologist''': Anthropologist:''' That guy, there... naugahyde chair, green pants.
--> '''Alton''':
pants.\\
'''Alton:'''
Yeah, well, (through megaphone) thanks a lot, Mr. Talks-to-his-television!



-->'''Johnny:''' Who am I?! <Tackle>

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-->'''Johnny:''' Who am I?! <Tackle>''[tackle]''



* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'':
** Mentioning any term for explosions or bombs and [[MadBomber Crazy Harry]] will appear, detonation plunger in hand and BOOM! Kermit once had the misfortune of causing this ''three times in a row'' on the BenVereen episode.
** In one episode the [[ButtMonkey Newcaster]] reports that the temple of an ancient Egyptian crocodile god named Rezal-evad-gib (the name of which he actually said twice for emphasis) had been discovered, and that said god would "wreak a terrible vengeance" upon anyone entering the tomb or even saying his name aloud. Well, [[DeadlineNews you can probably guess what happened.]] He gets an excuse ''that'' time, but in the ''very next scene'', where Beauregard tries to warn [[SpecialGuest Lynda Carter]] that they've discovered a dangerous word, but can't remember the hard-to-pronounce name, the Newscaster runs in [[TooDumbToLive and says it]] ''[[TooDumbToLive again]]''.
* In the ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' episode "13.1", Claudia and Fargo hide from attacking robots in an artifact crate, and the artifact starts to activate. Fargo starts to ask if the artifact is what he thinks it is. Claudia stops him, as things will get ugly if he says its name.

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* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'':
** Mentioning any term for explosions or bombs and [[MadBomber Crazy Harry]] will appear, detonation plunger in hand and BOOM! Kermit once had the misfortune of causing this ''three times in a row'' on the BenVereen episode.
** In one episode the [[ButtMonkey Newcaster]] reports that the temple of an ancient Egyptian crocodile god named Rezal-evad-gib (the name of which he actually said twice for emphasis) had been discovered, and that said god would "wreak a terrible vengeance" upon anyone entering the tomb or even saying his name aloud. Well, [[DeadlineNews you can probably guess what happened.]] He gets an excuse ''that'' time, but in the ''very next scene'', where Beauregard tries to warn [[SpecialGuest Lynda Carter]] that they've discovered a dangerous word, but can't remember the hard-to-pronounce name, the Newscaster runs in [[TooDumbToLive and says it]] ''[[TooDumbToLive again]]''.
* In the ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' ''Series/Warehouse13'' episode "13.1", Claudia and Fargo hide from attacking robots in an artifact crate, and the artifact starts to activate. Fargo starts to ask if the artifact is what he thinks it is. Claudia stops him, as things will get ugly if he says its name.



* ''Series/{{ArrestedDevelopment}}'' pulls this as something of a BrickJoke. The word ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' is said three times in the show, and on the third utterance he walks through the background.
* ''Series/TheDefenders2017''

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* ''Series/{{ArrestedDevelopment}}'' ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' pulls this as something of a BrickJoke. The word ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' is said three times in the show, and on the third utterance he walks through the background.
* ''Series/TheDefenders2017''''Series/{{Community}}'' also used ''Beetlejuice'' for a [[http://youtu.be/19FMU3M7Jtk stealth gag]] that [[BrickJoke ran over the course of three years.]] Watch behind Annie at the end of the clip.
* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'':



--> If you die, tell 'em that you played my game
--> I hope your bullet holes become mouths that say my name,
--> cuz I'm the-*GUNSHOT*

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--> If -->''If you die, tell 'em that you played my game
-->
game\\
I hope your bullet holes become mouths that say my name,
-->
name,\\
cuz I'm the-*GUNSHOT*the''--*GUNSHOT*



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[[folder:Other Sites]]
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation:''
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2056 SCP-2056 ("Tsiatko")]]. SCP-2056 is a humanoid creature. According to Native American elders speaking their name is dangerous, as it knows when someone is talking about it and hunts them down.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2521 SCP-2521]] is some sort of HumanoidAbomination the Foundation cannot quite contain properly. It can go through walls, and practically teleport, but the ''real'' danger about it is that it apparently covets any sort of verbalized (as in said or written) information on itself, and will steal it away the moment it's made. It might be a document. It might be a recording. It might be ''the person who spoke it'', if they said it out loud. [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou And it might just take this page at some point]].

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[[folder:Other Sites]]
[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation:''
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2056 SCP-2056 ("Tsiatko")]]. SCP-2056 is a humanoid creature. According to Native American elders speaking their name is dangerous, as it knows when someone is talking about it
Mentioning Wrestling/{{Boogeyman}} in Ohio Valley Wrestling likely resulted in him showing up and hunts them down.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2521 SCP-2521]] is some sort of HumanoidAbomination
{{squash| match}}ing you, especially if you mentioned him while in the Foundation cannot quite contain properly. It can go through walls, and practically teleport, but the ''real'' danger about it is that it apparently covets any sort of verbalized (as in said or written) information on itself, and will steal it away the moment it's made. It might be a document. It might be a recording. It might be ''the person who spoke it'', if they said it out loud. [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou And it might just take this page at some point]].ring.



[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Mentioning Wrestling/{{Boogeyman}} in Ohio Valley Wrestling likely resulted in him showing up and {{squash| match}}ing you, especially if you mentioned him while in the ring.

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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'':
**
Mentioning Wrestling/{{Boogeyman}} in Ohio Valley Wrestling likely resulted in him showing up any term for explosions or bombs and {{squash| match}}ing you, especially if [[MadBomber Crazy Harry]] will appear, detonation plunger in hand and BOOM! Kermit once has the misfortune of causing this ''three times in a row'' on the Creator/BenVereen episode.
** In one episode the [[ButtMonkey Newcaster]] reports that the temple of an ancient Egyptian crocodile god named Rezal-evad-gib (the name of which he actually says twice for emphasis) has been discovered, and that said god would "wreak a terrible vengeance" upon anyone entering the tomb or even saying his name aloud. Well, [[DeadlineNews
you mentioned him while can probably guess what happens.]] He gets an excuse ''that'' time, but in the ring.''very next scene'', where Beauregard tries to warn [[SpecialGuest Lynda Carter]] that they've discovered a dangerous word, but can't remember the hard-to-pronounce name, the Newscaster runs in [[TooDumbToLive and says it]] ''[[TooDumbToLive again]]''.



** Also in the 3.X Deities and Demigods Handbook it states that Deities are generally aware if anyone says their name, anywhere or any of their common titles. This generally won't summon the deity to you but that does make it hard to mount an assault on the gods...This is why a few of TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms novels got "Psst! No names!" scenes from avatars and other canny characters.

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** Also in the 3.X Deities and Demigods Handbook it states that Deities are generally aware if anyone says their name, anywhere or any of their common titles. This generally won't summon the deity to you but that does make it hard to mount an assault on the gods... This is why a few of TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms novels got "Psst! No names!" scenes from avatars and other canny characters.



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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Fooby, the Kamikaze Watermelon, appears in ''WebAnimation/TheDementedCartoonMovie'' every time someone says "kamikaze watermelon."
[[/folder]]



* In ''ChasingTheSunset'', speaking the name of the evil wizard Malvenicus causes lightning and a crack of [''Kra-ka-tow!''] thunder. Just like that. Malvenicus [''kra-ka-tow!''], as it turns out, is not all that evil; he just put an enchantment on his own name back when he was younger because he thought it would be funny.

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* In ''ChasingTheSunset'', ''Webcomic/ChasingTheSunset'', speaking the name of the evil wizard Malvenicus causes lightning and a crack of [''Kra-ka-tow!''] thunder. Just like that. Malvenicus [''kra-ka-tow!''], as it turns out, is not all that evil; he just put an enchantment on his own name back when he was younger because he thought it would be funny.



* Fooby, the Kamikaze Watermelon, appears in ''WebAnimation/TheDementedCartoonMovie'' every time someone says "kamikaze watermelon."

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* Fooby, the Kamikaze Watermelon, appears in ''WebAnimation/TheDementedCartoonMovie'' every time ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'':
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2056 SCP-2056 ("Tsiatko")]]. SCP-2056 is a humanoid creature. According to Native American elders speaking their name is dangerous, as it knows when
someone says "kamikaze watermelon."is talking about it and hunts them down.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2521 SCP-2521]] is some sort of HumanoidAbomination the Foundation cannot quite contain properly. It can go through walls, and practically teleport, but the ''real'' danger about it is that it apparently covets any sort of verbalized (as in said or written) information on itself, and will steal it away the moment it's made. It might be a document. It might be a recording. It might be ''the person who spoke it'', if they said it out loud. [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou And it might just take this page at some point]]. As a result the entire article on it must be done in pictograms, and even the database must label it "●●|●●●●●|●●|●" instead of "2521" to avoid having it be summoned at the location of the database computer.



* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic appeared when the Maven of the Eventide said Nostalgia three times like he was Film/{{Beetlejuice}} during WebVideo/VampireReviews. The two ask loudly how she even did that.
* The TV Tropes podcast ''On The Tropes'' Episode #61 has a discussion on this trope, that ultimately becomes an example of the trope itself.

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic appeared when the Maven of the Eventide said Nostalgia three times like he was Film/{{Beetlejuice}} during WebVideo/VampireReviews.''WebVideo/VampireReviews''. The two ask loudly how she even did that.
* The TV Tropes podcast ''On The the Tropes'' Episode #61 has a discussion on this trope, that ultimately becomes an example of the trope itself.



* [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2521 SCP-2521]] of the Wiki/SCPFoundation will not only appear if you say it's name, it will appear if you say anything describing it or about it. And not only if you say it out loud, but if you use words at all in any way. As a result the entire article on it must be done in pictograms, and even the database must label it "●●|●●●●●|●●|●" instead of "2521" to avoid having it be summoned at the location of the database computer.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' had the villain JustForFun/CandleJack who would appear randomly and kidnap whoever said his name. JustForFun/CandleJack himself says, "[[SchmuckBait Not a very bright group, are you?]]" The series also spoofed this in a CreditsGag: "Interesting Fact: If you spin around while saying '[[GagWords Huggbees]]' three times real quick, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Salinger Pierre Salinger]] will appear. Only he'll have... a beard!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'': The full rhymes (from the cartoon, at least), though rarely used, go:
-->''Even though I should be wary\\
Still I conjure something scary\\
Ghostly hauntings I turn loose,\\
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!\\\
:: for bringing him into our world, and[=:=]
-->''Knowing that I should be wary\\
Still I venture someplace scary\\
Ghostly hauntings now turn loose\\
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!''
::when Lydia wants to enter the Neitherworld.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' had has the villain JustForFun/CandleJack who would appear randomly and kidnap whoever said his name. JustForFun/CandleJack himself says, "[[SchmuckBait Not a very bright group, are you?]]" The series also spoofed this in a CreditsGag: "Interesting Fact: If you spin around while saying '[[GagWords Huggbees]]' three times real quick, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Salinger Pierre Salinger]] will appear. Only he'll have... a beard!"
2nd Jul '17 11:03:49 AM nombretomado
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* WWF/E wrestler TheUndertaker does a very JustForFun/CandleJack-ish variation of this. Basically, if his name is brought up in an offensive way while he's around (or even if he isn't), a gong will sound, and the lights will go off. Then he will appear behind the offender and usually chokeslam or Tombstone Piledrive them to the mat. Sometimes, Taker's name doesn't even need to be spoken -- as heel manager Paul Heyman learned at the end of a Smackdown match, just telling someone that "[[TemptingFate there's not a man alive who's going to stand in my way]]" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KfOIr1HGtc can be enough to bring the Deadman's wrath down on you]].

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* WWF/E wrestler TheUndertaker Wrestling/TheUndertaker does a very JustForFun/CandleJack-ish variation of this. Basically, if his name is brought up in an offensive way while he's around (or even if he isn't), a gong will sound, and the lights will go off. Then he will appear behind the offender and usually chokeslam or Tombstone Piledrive them to the mat. Sometimes, Taker's name doesn't even need to be spoken -- as heel manager Paul Heyman learned at the end of a Smackdown match, just telling someone that "[[TemptingFate there's not a man alive who's going to stand in my way]]" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KfOIr1HGtc can be enough to bring the Deadman's wrath down on you]].
28th Jun '17 12:59:10 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', it's revealed that providing one knows the [[IKnowYourTrueName true name]] of a Dragon, if you invoke it via [[LanguageOfMagic the Thu'um]] it will hear you and may cause the Dragon to immediately fly to your location out of curiosity as it can be considered a challenge. It is not however guaranteed, as invoking the dragon's name gives you no power over it. The Greybeards summon the Dragonborn to High Hrothgar for training in a similar manner, calling forth the Dovahkiin so loudly the whole of Skyrim trembles. Notably, [[BatmanGambit it works on you]] the same way it does on dragons.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the series' lore, the [[CatFolk Khajiit]] religion is heavily based around Nirn's [[WeirdMoon two moons]], Masser and Secunda. The moons even dictate which of 17 different sub-species a Khajiit cub will grow up to be, depending on which phases of the moons it was born under. However, the Khajiit recognize "dark spirits" known as "dro-m'Athra," who are represented by the ''inverse'' phases of the moons. The Khajiit refuse to speak of them.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'',
it's revealed that providing one knows the [[IKnowYourTrueName true name]] of a Dragon, if you invoke it via [[LanguageOfMagic the Thu'um]] it will hear you and may cause the Dragon to immediately fly to your location out of curiosity as it can be considered a challenge. It is not however guaranteed, as invoking the dragon's name gives you no power over it. The Greybeards summon the Dragonborn to High Hrothgar for training in a similar manner, calling forth the Dovahkiin so loudly the whole of Skyrim trembles. Notably, [[BatmanGambit it works on you]] the same way it does on dragons.
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