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24th May '17 9:39:04 PM LadyNorbert
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* In the ProfessorMoriarty and Colonel Moran-centered book ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheDurbervilles'', Sherlock Holmes is only referred to by name once. He's more commonly referred to as The Thin Man of Baker Street, with his brother being known as the Fat Man of Whitehall (the latter being the seat of British government).

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* In the ProfessorMoriarty Professor Moriarty and Colonel Moran-centered book ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheDurbervilles'', Sherlock Holmes SherlockHolmes is only referred to by name once. He's more commonly referred to as The Thin Man of Baker Street, with his brother being known as the Fat Man of Whitehall (the latter being the seat of British government).
17th Apr '17 1:47:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* A Defiant NPC in ''{{Rift}}'' is named The Faceless Man.

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* A Defiant NPC in ''{{Rift}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'' is named The Faceless Man.
25th Feb '17 9:30:42 AM Andyroid
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* ''Film/FunnyMan''.
24th Jan '17 1:59:46 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': Stupendous Man, Calvin's superhero alter-ego, is only ever referred to by that title.
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* Old lore has the Green Man, a figure depicted as having a face covered in or made out of leaves, generally used as a symbol of summer and fertility.
* Myth/CelticMythology:
** The Red Man and the Hunger Man are [[DemonicPossession human-possessing demons]] of anger and hunger, respectively.
** In Celtic mythology, there's also a Druid called the Dark Man, or Fear Doirche. Sadhbh, mother of Fianna warrior [[WarriorPoet Óisín]] was turned into a doe for not loving him. A messenger of the Dark Man told Sadhbh that should she set foot in the castle (or dún) of the Fianna, the Dark Man would have no power over her. Cue Fionn -- he found her in animal form, but brought her back to the Fianna castle as his hounds-turned-people Bran and Sceolan sensed she was a human in animal form. Once back, she became human again. They fell in love and Sadhbh got pregnant, but when Fionn was out fighting Vikings, the Dark Man used false images of Fionn, Bran and Sceolan to entice her out of the castle. She left to meet her husand outside, but just as she reached them the image turned into The Dark Man, who promptly turned her back into a deer. Fionn never saw her again, but found their son in the wilderness.
* In paranormal stories of Shadow People (or, alternatively, Shadow Men) a commonly reported apparition is called the Hat Man, because of a fedora-style hat that he is reported to wear.
* [[BigfootSasquatchandYeti The Abominable Snowman]] of the Himalayas.
* The Black Man was a figure said, during the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bideford_witch_trial Bideford witch trial]] (among others), to appear as an avatar of Satan at witches' masses.
* Robin Hood is sometimes referred to as the Hooded Man.
* In Italian folklore, the Boogeyman (who itself fits this trope) is referred to as the Black Man.
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* Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos, featuring...the Slender Man.

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* Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos, featuring... the Slender Man.






* Old lore has The Green Man.



* Similarly, Myth/CelticMythology has the Red Man and the Hunger Man, [[DemonicPossession possessive demons]] of anger and hunger, respectively.
** In Celtic mythology, there's also a Druid called The Dark Man, or Fear Doirche. Sadhbh, mother of Fianna warrior [[WarriorPoet Óisín]] was turned into a doe for not loving him. A messenger of The Dark Man told Sadhbh that should she set foot in the castle (or dún) of the Fianna, the Dark Man would have no power over her. Cue Fionn - he found her in animal form, but brought her back to the Fianna castle as his hounds-turned-people Bran and Sceolan sensed she was a human in animal form. Once back, she became human again. They fell in love and Sadhbh got pregnant, but when Fionn was out fighting Vikings, The Dark Man used false images of Fionn, Bran and Sceolan to entice her out of the castle. She left to meet her husand outside, but just as she reached them the image turned into The Dark Man, who promptly turned her back into a deer. Fionn never saw her again, but found their son in the wilderness.
* Music/BlueManGroup
* In Paranormal stories of Shadow People or even Shadow Men, a commonly reported appirition is called The Hat Man seeminly because of a fedora style hat that he is reported to wear.
* [[BigfootSasquatchandYeti The Abominable Snowman]].
* The Black Man was a figure said, during the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bideford_witch_trial Bideford witch trial]] (among others), to appear as an avatar of Satan at witches' masses.
* Robin Hood is simetimes referred to as The Hooded Man.

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* Similarly, Myth/CelticMythology has the Red Man and the Hunger Man, [[DemonicPossession possessive demons]] of anger and hunger, respectively.
** In Celtic mythology, there's also a Druid called The Dark Man, or Fear Doirche. Sadhbh, mother of Fianna warrior [[WarriorPoet Óisín]] was turned into a doe for not loving him. A messenger of The Dark Man told Sadhbh that should she set foot in the castle (or dún) of the Fianna, the Dark Man would have no power over her. Cue Fionn - he found her in animal form, but brought her back to the Fianna castle as his hounds-turned-people Bran and Sceolan sensed she was a human in animal form. Once back, she became human again. They fell in love and Sadhbh got pregnant, but when Fionn was out fighting Vikings, The Dark Man used false images of Fionn, Bran and Sceolan to entice her out of the castle. She left to meet her husand outside, but just as she reached them the image turned into The Dark Man, who promptly turned her back into a deer. Fionn never saw her again, but found their son in the wilderness.
* Music/BlueManGroup
* In Paranormal stories of Shadow People or even Shadow Men, a commonly reported appirition is called The Hat Man seeminly because of a fedora style hat that he is reported to wear.
* [[BigfootSasquatchandYeti The Abominable Snowman]].
* The Black Man was a figure said, during the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bideford_witch_trial Bideford witch trial]] (among others), to appear as an avatar of Satan at witches' masses.
* Robin Hood is simetimes referred to as The Hooded Man.
Music/BlueManGroup.
19th Jan '17 5:29:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[ThievesGuild Mockers]] of [[Literature/TheRiftwarCycle Krondor]] are ruled by a series of different people under various names, the most popular being "the Upright Man." Others include "the Virtuous Man," "the Sagacious Man" (who later became the second Upright Man), and "the Square Man" (the original leader of the group that would become the Mockers).

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* The ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'': [[ThievesGuild Mockers]] The Mockers of [[Literature/TheRiftwarCycle Krondor]] are ruled by a series of different people under various names, the most popular being "the Upright Man." Others include "the Virtuous Man," "the Sagacious Man" (who later became the second Upright Man), and "the Square Man" (the original leader of the group that would become the Mockers).
19th Jan '17 5:28:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the CthulhuMythos, one of Nyarlathotep's avatars is called "the Dark Man," or "the Black Man," the latter borrowed from a figure said to appear at witches' Sabbaths (who may well have been said avatar).

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* In the CthulhuMythos, Franchise/CthulhuMythos, one of Nyarlathotep's avatars is called "the Dark Man," or "the Black Man," the latter borrowed from a figure said to appear at witches' Sabbaths (who may well have been said avatar).
27th Nov '16 8:07:26 PM nombretomado
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* Rare example that's both non-villainous *and* human is "The Green Man" in the second {{Dinotopia}} book, "The World Beneath".

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* Rare example that's both non-villainous *and* human is "The Green Man" in the second {{Dinotopia}} Literature/{{Dinotopia}} book, "The World Beneath".
25th Oct '16 7:42:05 AM VPhantom
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* YTheLastMan

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* YTheLastMan''ComicBook/YTheLastMan''
15th Oct '16 9:15:23 PM nombretomado
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* TheFearMythos includes such fiends as "the Dying Man" and "the Blind Man".

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* TheFearMythos Franchise/TheFearMythos includes such fiends as "the Dying Man" and "the Blind Man".
12th Aug '16 2:57:20 PM Moonstreak
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So, you've got a mysterious and strange character that needs a name...Oh, it's a male? No worries, then. Just slap an adjective in front the word "man", place a "the" in front of it all, and bravo! You have a name!

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So, you've got a mysterious and strange character that needs a name... Oh, it's a male? No worries, then. Just slap an adjective in front the word "man", place a "the" in front of it all, and bravo! You have a name!
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