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26th Nov '16 12:13:00 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'', the Red Knight is greatly disturbed when he doesn't know a name of someone in his company, and later tells Giselle that he tries to remember everyone who died in his service. When she says that command would be easier if he didn't, he only glares at her.
7th Nov '16 12:39:31 PM Jhonny
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* In some cities in Germany, they have Stolperstein, or Stumble-Stones. They are certain stones embedded in the side walk in front of addresses where people the Nazis took during the Holocaust originally lived, listing their names, birth date, day of deportation and where and when they died, were killed or driven to suicide. These have been [[http://www.stolpersteine.eu/index.php?id=5 placed in other countries]] as well.

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* In some cities in Germany, they have Stolperstein, or Stumble-Stones. They are certain stones (usually with a brass surface) embedded in the side walk sidewalk in front of addresses houses or stores where people the Nazis took during the Holocaust originally lived, listing their names, birth date, day of deportation and where and when they died, were killed or driven to suicide. These have been [[http://www.stolpersteine.eu/index.php?id=5 placed in other countries]] as well.
28th Oct '16 3:30:13 PM yukichigai
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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Paragon Shepard can do this during an interview, listing every Alliance ship that was destroyed in the original game's ending while carrying out Shepard's orders.
** Another minor example is the ''Normandy'' Crash Site DLC, where you have to look for the dog tags of each crew member who died when the original ''Normandy'' went down and every time you pick one up, the name on it is displayed on the HUD.
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', their names plus all squadmates' who died in the previous games are found on a plaque in the crew quarters of the ''Normandy'', right across the elevator. As the game progresses, [[AnyoneCanDie additional names are etched into it]].
** Garrus etched the names of all his fallen squadmates in his targeting visor. He struck Sidonis' name from it after knowing that he was the traitor responsible for their deaths.
* ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' has a memorial to fallen ONI operatives in the war against the Covenant. Several are seen elsewhere in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe, and a few turn out to actually be alive.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Paragon Shepard can do this during an interview, listing every Alliance ship the ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreed'' series, [[YouAreNumberSix Subject Sixteen]] was a previous prisoner of Abstergo that is eventually revealed to have been a TrojanPrisoner from the Assassins, only his backup that was destroyed supposed to get him out once he had learned everything turned on him, leaving him to be driven into insanity and eventually commit suicide. When his VirtualGhost helps Desmond escape the same fate, a later conversation where another Assassin refers to him as "Subject Sixteen" has Desmond cut them off with "His name was Clay."
* One section of ''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}'' has the Kid encountering victims of the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Calamity]], turned to easily crumbled statues made of ash. Each time he encounters them, LemonyNarrator Rucks lists off their names.
* ''VideoGame/Battlefield1'' hits the player with this right out of the gate. The opening gameplay sequence consists of the player being put in control of one soldier after another
in the original game's ending while carrying out Shepard's orders.
** Another minor example is the ''Normandy'' Crash Site DLC, where you have to look for the dog tags
middle of each crew member who died when the original ''Normandy'' went down and every time you pick one up, the name on it is displayed on the HUD.
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', their names plus all squadmates' who died
a pitched battle in the previous games are found on a plaque in trenches of World War I. Each time the crew quarters of player controlled character dies the ''Normandy'', right across the elevator. As the game progresses, [[AnyoneCanDie additional names are etched into it]].
** Garrus etched the names of all his fallen squadmates in his targeting visor. He struck Sidonis' name from it after knowing that he was the traitor responsible for
player is shown their deaths.
* ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' has a memorial to fallen ONI operatives in the war against the Covenant. Several are seen elsewhere in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe,
name and a few turn out their years of birth and death before being moved to actually be alive.another soldier.



* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade'', the interior of the Hands of Nod show that Brotherhood of Nod maintains a "shrine" at the entrance that contains a video screen displaying a constant, scrolling display of the dead men and women who fought for the Brotherhood, complete with a recording that exhorts the Brotherhood's faithful to remember and honor the sacrifice of their fellows.
* In ''VisualNovel/CorpseParty'', the player can collect 'name tags' by looking at the various corpses strewn about, explaining who they were and how they died. The manga adaptation echoes this effect with black pages after each chapter that list similar tidbits of information.
* In the ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', mission when you break out of the formerly friendly prison the body of any guard you kill will have a name but if you just knock them out it will be labeled 'Unconscious guard'.



* Similar to the ''Starship Troopers'' movie, ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' had a scrolling list of all 30,000 US Marines who died in the nuclear blast.
** ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'' has a list of the Zakhaev International Airport massacre victims, but it scrolls by too fast to read any of their names.



* At the end of ''VideoGame/ProjectSnowblind'', there is a memorial screen where the names of every allied NPC that was killed during the game scrolls past.
* Some ''FireEmblem'' games have battle reports which includes a list of characters fallen (which usually means permanently dead).
* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade'', the interior of the Hands of Nod show that Brotherhood of Nod maintains a "shrine" at the entrance that contains a video screen displaying a constant, scrolling display of the dead men and women who fought for the Brotherhood, complete with a recording that exhorts the Brotherhood's faithful to remember and honor the sacrifice of their fellows.
* In ''VisualNovel/CorpseParty'', the player can collect 'name tags' by looking at the various corpses strewn about, explaining who they were and how they died. The manga adaptation echoes this effect with black pages after each chapter that list similar tidbits of information.
* In the ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', mission when you break out of the formerly friendly prison the body of any guard you kill will have a name but if you just knock them out it will be labeled 'Unconscious guard'.



* Some ''FireEmblem'' games have battle reports which includes a list of characters fallen (which usually means permanently dead).
* ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' has a memorial to fallen ONI operatives in the war against the Covenant. Several are seen elsewhere in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe, and a few turn out to actually be alive.



* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Paragon Shepard can do this during an interview, listing every Alliance ship that was destroyed in the original game's ending while carrying out Shepard's orders.
** Another minor example is the ''Normandy'' Crash Site DLC, where you have to look for the dog tags of each crew member who died when the original ''Normandy'' went down and every time you pick one up, the name on it is displayed on the HUD.
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', their names plus all squadmates' who died in the previous games are found on a plaque in the crew quarters of the ''Normandy'', right across the elevator. As the game progresses, [[AnyoneCanDie additional names are etched into it]].
** Garrus etched the names of all his fallen squadmates in his targeting visor. He struck Sidonis' name from it after knowing that he was the traitor responsible for their deaths.
* Similar to the ''Starship Troopers'' movie, ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' had a scrolling list of all 30,000 US Marines who died in the nuclear blast.
** ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'' has a list of the Zakhaev International Airport massacre victims, but it scrolls by too fast to read any of their names.



* ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' has a memorial in the barracks, listing the name, number of missions, and kills of any soldier KIA. This may be moot for some, however, since some players would realize that [[NintendoHard many of their soldiers would die quickly, and easily at one misstep]] and [[WeHaveReserves just enlist soldiers by the bucketfull.]] Well, that or rely on SaveScumming.
** Which has been taken a step further by fans who started a {{Website/Facebook}} app [[https://www.facebook.com/XCOM?sk=app_376588879095954 where people can submit the names of those KIA for all to see]].

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* ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' has At the end of ''VideoGame/ProjectSnowblind'', there is a memorial in the barracks, listing the name, number of missions, and kills of any soldier KIA. This may be moot for some, however, since some players would realize that [[NintendoHard many of their soldiers would die quickly, and easily at one misstep]] and [[WeHaveReserves just enlist soldiers by the bucketfull.]] Well, that or rely on SaveScumming.
** Which has been taken a step further by fans who started a {{Website/Facebook}} app [[https://www.facebook.com/XCOM?sk=app_376588879095954
screen where people can submit the names of those KIA for all to see]].every allied NPC that was killed during the game scrolls past.



* One section of ''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}'' has the Kid encountering victims of the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Calamity]], turned to easily crumbled statues made of ash. Each time he encounters them, LemonyNarrator Rucks lists off their names.
* In the ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreed'' series, [[YouAreNumberSix Subject Sixteen]] was a previous prisoner of Abstergo that is eventually revealed to have been a TrojanPrisoner from the Assassins, only his backup that was supposed to get him out once he had learned everything turned on him, leaving him to be driven into insanity and eventually commit suicide. When his VirtualGhost helps Desmond escape the same fate, a later conversation where another Assassin refers to him as "Subject Sixteen" has Desmond cut them off with "His name was Clay."


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* ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' has a memorial in the barracks, listing the name, number of missions, and kills of any soldier KIA. This may be moot for some, however, since some players would realize that [[NintendoHard many of their soldiers would die quickly, and easily at one misstep]] and [[WeHaveReserves just enlist soldiers by the bucketfull.]] Well, that or rely on SaveScumming.
** Which has been taken a step further by fans who started a {{Website/Facebook}} app [[https://www.facebook.com/XCOM?sk=app_376588879095954 where people can submit the names of those KIA for all to see]].
11th Oct '16 8:00:16 PM SuperSauce
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* Averted in ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption''. A new inmate is brutally beaten to death by a guard on his first night. When the prisoners discuss the death the next morning, Andy asks the name of the man who died. The answer is a sharp, "Who gives a fuck."

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* Averted Played for meta BlackComedy in ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption''. A new inmate is brutally beaten to death by a guard on his first night. When The only name accredited to him is "Fat Ass". In-Universe, when the prisoners discuss the death the next morning, Andy asks the name of the man who died. The answer is a sharp, "Who gives a fuck.bitter, "It doesn't matter what his fucking name was, he's dead."
12th Sep '16 5:48:42 AM JoieDeCombat
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** Later in the series, in ''Apprentice In Death'' Eve is at a press conference where one of the reporters implies that the police didn't take the book's murders seriously enough until a police officer was killed. She responds by listing the names of each one of the now twenty-five victims, from first to last, to demonstrate that she and the police department consider them all to be equally important.
15th Aug '16 12:03:40 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' has a memorial to fallen ONI operatives in the war against the covenant. Several are seen elsewhere in the universe, and a few turn out to actually be alive.

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* ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' has a memorial to fallen ONI operatives in the war against the covenant. Covenant. Several are seen elsewhere in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe, and a few turn out to actually be alive.
12th Aug '16 11:05:42 AM TimberRidge
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* ''[[Literature/ADiscoveryofWitches The Book of Life]]'' Matthew lists every person he has ever killed

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* ''[[Literature/ADiscoveryofWitches The Book of Life]]'' Matthew lists every person he has ever killed killed.
* In the ''Literature/VillageTales'' series of novels, those names are omnipresent and oft-remembered, and not only on the WarMemorial in each village and on [[UsefulNotes/ThePoppy Remembrance Sunday]]. [[TheVicar The Rector]] for example thinks of his predecessors listed on the incumbents' board in the parish church all the time, seeing himself as a steward for the next one and trustee for all who went before: and regards them as the war dead of the Church Militant.
--> '''The Rector, reflecting to himself:''' " every memorial in this church was a survey benchmark, pointing the way to the one Way and Truth and Life; and every memorial in this church, a war memorial: the record of the Church Militant now seconded by death to the Church Triumphant and at rest. Here, their names imperishable upon the incumbency board, had been their captains in that struggle and their servants with it: Wulfhere, whom Aldhelm had himself selected to a cure of souls cut off by regular floods from his foundation of Crucis; Fulk of Rouen under the Confessor and the Conqueror alike; saintly Baldwin and predatory Ludovicus...."
11th Aug '16 9:59:29 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold The Vor Game]]'', Miles Vorkosigan specifically asks for the name of a soldier who just died saving his life.

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* In ''[[Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold The Vor Game]]'', Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/TheVorGame'', Miles Vorkosigan specifically asks for the name of a soldier who just died saving his life.
13th Jul '16 2:05:04 PM Emperor_Oshron
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* ''VideoGame/WatchDogs'': every single person you can kill has a name, and using the profiler both reveals this and some other details about this, some of them sympathetic and some of them not. In the ''Bad Blood'' DLC, T-Bone is haunted by the fact that the blackout he caused in 2003 to prove a point caused a dozen deaths, and memorized the names of the victims; he's utterly pissed when Defalt uses this to mock him.
5th Jul '16 2:30:24 PM Anderling
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* In some cities in Germany, they have Stolperstein, or Stumble-Stones. They are certain stones embedded in the side walk in front of addresses where people the Nazis took during the Holocaust originally lived, listing their names, birth date, day of deportation and where and when they died, were killed or driven to suicide.

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* In some cities in Germany, they have Stolperstein, or Stumble-Stones. They are certain stones embedded in the side walk in front of addresses where people the Nazis took during the Holocaust originally lived, listing their names, birth date, day of deportation and where and when they died, were killed or driven to suicide. These have been [[http://www.stolpersteine.eu/index.php?id=5 placed in other countries]] as well.
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