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18th Jan '18 3:14:47 PM Dvandemon
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** This also applies to monsters. Percy's mom, Sally, pointedly avoids referring to the Minotaur by name, only referring to it as "Pasiphae's son". Similarly, an example of "demigods and technology don't mix" is given as a demigod web searching the other two gorgon sisters inadvertently reviving them.
25th Dec '17 10:20:18 AM AdelePotter
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* ''WebVideo/ThomasSanders'': Mention anxiety or something that could ''cause'' anxiety, and Virgil will appear. Whether he wants to or not. (And [[PunchClockVillain he usually doesn't]].)
26th Nov '17 9:42:24 AM KhymChanur
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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 verbal (as in using words) information 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.

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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 verbal (as in using words) information 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 [[PaintingTheMedium the entire article on it must be done in pictograms, pictograms]], and even the database must label it "●●|●●●●●|●●|●" instead of "2521" to avoid having it be summoned at the location of the database computer.
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.
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