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30th Apr '18 6:46:40 AM Arivne
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* ''TabletopGame/EmpireOfThePetalThrone'' supplement ''Book of Ebon Bindings''. Calling out a being's Name of Power (IKnowYourTrueName) draws its attention, and doing so with a demon's Name of Power can allow it to leave its place in the Planes Beyond and enter the world of Tékumel.

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* ''TabletopGame/EmpireOfThePetalThrone'' supplement ''Book of Ebon Bindings''. Calling out a being's Name of Power (IKnowYourTrueName) draws its attention, and doing attention. Doing so with a demon's Name of Power can allow it to leave its place in the Planes Beyond and enter the world of Tékumel.
30th Apr '18 6:44:01 AM Arivne
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* ''TabletopGame/EmpireOfThePetalThrone'' supplement ''Book of Ebon Bindings''. Calling out a being's Name of Power (IKnowYourTrueName) draws its attention, and doing so with a demon's Name of Power can allow it to leave its place in the Planes Beyond and enter the world of Tékumel.
26th Apr '18 6:14:50 AM Njein
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** This was later copied by Joe Massino of the Bonanno family, as he ordered his men to touch their ears when referring to him. This is how he got the nickname "The Ear."
26th Apr '18 6:14:36 AM Njein
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* [[UsefulNotes/TheMafia Mafioso Vincent "The Chin" Gigante]] was so feared in the Italian mob that people would point to or touching their chins, or by shaping a C with a thumb and forefinger rather than say his name out loud. More likely, it was done to avoid FBI wiretaps and whatnot. Sometimes, if they want to refer to him, they would usually call him "that guy," "my aunt," or "Aunt Julia."

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* [[UsefulNotes/TheMafia Mafioso Mob kingpin Vincent "The Chin" Gigante]] was so feared in the Italian mob that people would point to or touching touch their chins, or by shaping a C with a thumb and forefinger rather than say his name out loud. More likely, it was done to avoid FBI wiretaps and whatnot. Sometimes, loud if they want to refer to him, him. Other times, they would usually call him "that guy," "my aunt," or "Aunt Julia."Julia" when referring to Gigante. More likely, this was done to avoid FBI bugs and whatnot.
25th Apr '18 1:37:20 PM Njein
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* Mafioso Vincent "The Chin" Gigante was so feared in the mafia underworld that people would tap their chins rather than say his name out loud. More likely, it was done to bypass FBI wiretaps and whatnot.

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* [[UsefulNotes/TheMafia Mafioso Vincent "The Chin" Gigante Gigante]] was so feared in the mafia underworld Italian mob that people would tap point to or touching their chins chins, or by shaping a C with a thumb and forefinger rather than say his name out loud. More likely, it was done to bypass avoid FBI wiretaps and whatnot.whatnot. Sometimes, if they want to refer to him, they would usually call him "that guy," "my aunt," or "Aunt Julia."
22nd Apr '18 10:09:57 PM nanakiro
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* Tumblr allows users to invoke this; putting an @ symbol before their URL allows you to "mention" them, which puts a notification on their dashboard. Just typing someone's URL alone doesn't alert them, but since users have long been hashtagging each other in conversations and the new full-text search appears in the exact same spot as the old tag search it replaced, many of them are now in the habit of searching their own URL and will end up finding you anyway.

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* Tumblr Website/{{Tumblr}} allows users to invoke this; putting an @ symbol before their URL allows you to "mention" them, which puts a notification on their dashboard. Just typing someone's URL alone doesn't alert them, but since users have long been hashtagging each other in conversations and the new full-text search appears in the exact same spot as the old tag search it replaced, many of them are now in the habit of searching their own URL and will end up finding you anyway.
9th Apr '18 11:59:38 AM Statzkeen
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* Invoked in [[Recap/FriendsS1E1TheOneWhereMonicaGetsARoomate the Pilot]] of ''Series/{{Friends}}''. Since a woman in a wedding dress walked into the coffee shop right when Ross said "I just want to be married", Chandler adds "And I just want a million dollars!"
6th Apr '18 6:52:26 AM Neosonic97
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* In ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'', one of these happens when The Bros meet Toadsworth for the first time. He diagnoses them with a deadly disease called 'Bowseritis'. Right as he does this, guess who shows up?
-->'''Bowser''': Did someone page the King of Awesome?
12th Mar '18 1:14:46 PM KidDynamite
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* The WWE story ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1568557/1/The-Legend-Of-Bloody-Molly The Legend Of Bloody Molly]]'' has Wrestling/TrishStratus and Wrestling/{{Lita}} forcing Wrestling/MollyHolly to do the Bloody Mary ritual and killed her. Molly then became "Bloody Molly", appearing when they tried to make Wrestling/GailKim do the same thing.
12th Mar '18 1:02:35 PM KidDynamite
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* WWF/E wrestler 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]].


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* WWF/E wrestler 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]].
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