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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.
24th May '16 3:03:01 AM Arivne
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** The latin expression "lupus in fabula" literally means "the wolf in the conversation" and is the exact equivalent of the english "speak of the devil". You should be careful when talking of the wolf, as it might appear.

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** The latin expression "lupus in fabula" literally means "the wolf in the conversation" and is the exact equivalent of the english English "speak of the devil". You should be careful when talking of the wolf, as it might appear.
24th May '16 3:01:31 AM Arivne
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* Series/TheMuppetShow'':

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** 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 "wreck 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]]''.

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** 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 "wreck "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]]''.
24th May '16 2:56:13 AM Arivne
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* 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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* 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.
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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.
24th May '16 2:53:08 AM Arivne
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* In the Pokemon fanfic FanFic/NaturalLiberated, the characters can't say N's name in any form save pronouns because they do not want to invoke this trope.
* In FanFic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod, a fanfic that replaces the Angels of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' with Lovecraftian horrors, the [=EVAs=], and Children, acquire the properties of the Elder Gods they kill. Misato uses this to escape kidnappers by repeating Rei's name over and over; as Rei helped kill the Elder God mentioned below in Literature, this allows Rei to possess one of the kidnappers.

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* In the Pokemon fanfic FanFic/NaturalLiberated, ''FanFic/NaturalLiberated'', the characters can't say N's name in any form save pronouns because they do not want to invoke this trope.
* In FanFic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod, ''FanFic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'', a fanfic that replaces the Angels of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' with Lovecraftian horrors, the [=EVAs=], and Children, acquire the properties of the Elder Gods they kill. Misato uses this to escape kidnappers by repeating Rei's name over and over; as Rei helped kill the Elder God mentioned below in Literature, this allows Rei to possess one of the kidnappers.
18th May '16 5:11:53 PM dmcreif
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* Fans of Music/JohnLennon respect Music/YokoOno's wishes and only refer to the man who killed him as "a lone assassin", as she does not wish the man's name to become infamous like John Wilkes Booth or Lee Harvey Oswald, and wants him to become as obscure as the assassins of JamesGarfield or WilliamMcKinley (can you name them off the top of your head?).

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* Fans of Music/JohnLennon respect Music/YokoOno's wishes and only refer to Mark David Chapman, the man who killed him him, as "a lone assassin", as she does not wish the man's for Chapman's name to become infamous like John Wilkes Booth or Lee Harvey Oswald, and wants him to become as obscure as the assassins of JamesGarfield or WilliamMcKinley (can you name them off the top of your head?).
5th May '16 9:38:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/GaiaOnline [=NPCs=] sometimes comment their own fanthreads during events. One wonders what they make of all the dirty-minded fans.

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* ''VideoGame/GaiaOnline ''Website/GaiaOnline'' [=NPCs=] sometimes comment their own fanthreads during events. One wonders what they make of all the dirty-minded fans.
30th Mar '16 11:08:14 AM rffrfflo
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** The latin expression "lupus in fabula" literally means "the wolf in the conversation" and is the exact equivalent of the english "speak of the devil". You should be careful when talking of the wolf, as it might appear.
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