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27th Jan '17 9:48:01 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'': The most powerful witch in history, in whose memory the Luna Nova academy was founded, is named.... Jennifer.
3rd Jan '17 1:13:25 AM Chabal2
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* Literature/HarryPotter. In fact, Harry is one of the very few characters in his series to have a completely ordinary name, the other being [[TomTheDarkLord Tom Riddle]]. (Most of the characters with normal first names have weird last names.)

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* Literature/HarryPotter. In fact, Harry is one of the very few characters in his series to have a completely ordinary name, the other being [[TomTheDarkLord Tom Riddle]].Riddle]] (who really, really hates the name, as it's a constant reminder of his Muggle father). (Most of the characters with normal first names have weird last names.)
9th Oct '16 2:09:07 PM StarTropes
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* Henry Jones Jr is the rather ordinary name of the man better known as Film/IndianaJones.
19th Sep '16 7:06:23 PM WillBGood
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* In ''Film/FrightNight1985'', the next door, neighbour, ''complete monster'' vampire goes by the name of... Jerry.

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* In ''Film/FrightNight1985'', the next door, neighbour, next-door-neighbour ''complete monster'' vampire goes by the name of... Jerry.
10th Sep '16 10:23:16 AM EDP
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* In ''Manga/CityHunter'' the formidable sweeper Umibozu, capable of [[OneManArmy mopping the floor with 27 elite soldiers]] and, thanks to his enormous size and strength, fire a machine gun and a bazooka one-handed ''at the same time'', has the unbelievably normal real name of Hayato Ijuin. He's actually embarrassed by it, and will go by Umibozu (meaning "sea monster". Was originally an EmbarrassingNickname) or Falcon (his codename when he was a mercenary. Mostly used by his wife) unless he actually ''has'' to use his real name (such when he married).
30th Aug '16 12:45:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''MutantChronicles'': Usually, when swearing oneself to the Dark Symmetry, one chooses a Dark Apostle as a patron, and serves that patron faithfully while backstabbing all threats, until one is either killed or becomes a nepharite (demon prince), which usually means changing one's name to something biblical and/or with a lot of hard consonants. Then there's the Dark Prophet, who has been seen bossing around nepharites sworn to all five Dark Apostles, is welcome everywhere the Dark Symmetry touches, and is implied to serve the Dark Soul directly. He still goes by his birth name, Billy.

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* ''MutantChronicles'': ''TabletopGame/MutantChronicles'': Usually, when swearing oneself to the Dark Symmetry, one chooses a Dark Apostle as a patron, and serves that patron faithfully while backstabbing all threats, until one is either killed or becomes a nepharite (demon prince), which usually means changing one's name to something biblical and/or with a lot of hard consonants. Then there's the Dark Prophet, who has been seen bossing around nepharites sworn to all five Dark Apostles, is welcome everywhere the Dark Symmetry touches, and is implied to serve the Dark Soul directly. He still goes by his birth name, Billy.
27th Aug '16 4:17:35 PM StarTropes
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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': Jonathan Archer is also a fairly ordinary name, especially for the man responsible for creating TheFederation.
12th Aug '16 8:51:31 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Master Chief from ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' just goes by 'chief' or 'sir' for the most part, but his actual name is John. Only the other [=Spartan-IIs=] (ie his surrogate siblings), Dr. Halsey (his creator/surrogate mother), and Cortana (his trusty AI companion) ever call him that, though.

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* The Master Chief from ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' just goes by 'chief' or 'sir' for the most part, but his actual name is John. Only the other [=Spartan-IIs=] (ie his surrogate siblings), Dr. Halsey (his creator/surrogate mother), and Cortana (his trusty AI companion) ever call him that, though.
10th Aug '16 1:46:29 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Master Chief from ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' just goes by 'chief' or 'sir' for the most part, but his actual name is John. Only the other Spartan-II's (ie his surrogate siblings) and Cortana ever call him that, though.

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* The Master Chief from ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' just goes by 'chief' or 'sir' for the most part, but his actual name is John. Only the other Spartan-II's [=Spartan-IIs=] (ie his surrogate siblings) siblings), Dr. Halsey (his creator/surrogate mother), and Cortana (his trusty AI companion) ever call him that, though.
17th Jul '16 4:45:40 PM HeroGal2347
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This trope is the middle ground between [[AwesomeMcCoolName Awesome [=McCool=] Name]] and UnfortunateNames. Compare with AerithAndBob, when characters with completely made up names appear side by side with others that have completely mundane names. Might overlap with MrSmith if the name has been selected deliberately. See also FluffyTheTerrible, TomTheDarkLord, SesquipedalianSmith, SomeCallMeTim, and OddNameOut.

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This trope is the middle ground between [[AwesomeMcCoolName Awesome [=McCool=] Name]] AwesomeMcCoolName and UnfortunateNames. Compare with AerithAndBob, when characters with completely made up names appear side by side with others that have completely mundane names. Might overlap with MrSmith if the name has been selected deliberately. See also FluffyTheTerrible, TomTheDarkLord, SesquipedalianSmith, SomeCallMeTim, and OddNameOut.



* ''Series/TheATeam'': While nobody ever calls him by it, Hannibal's real name is John Smith one can hardly get more ordinary than that. Of course, given that he's a {{Chessmaster}} par excellence and a general CoolOldGuy, the person behind the name is anything but ordinary.



* [[TheCaptain Captain]] [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries James T Kirk]]. (His middle name, Tiberius, is somewhat unusual, but it wasn't revealed until ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''.)

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': [[TheCaptain Captain]] [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries James T Kirk]].Kirk. (His middle name, Tiberius, is somewhat unusual, but it wasn't revealed until ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''.)
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