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15th Sep '16 7:10:33 PM Sharysa
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* In ''{{Literature/Moonflowers}}'', the antagonist is the Horned Hunter of Myth/CelticMythology, frequently just called "the Hunter." Maidin the river-spirit explains that he's a literal force of nature--[[AnthropomorphicPersonification that force being predators]]--who gave up his name on taking the position. Given that the Hunter has an in-story children's game about him, he'd be ''extremely'' old.

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* In ''{{Literature/Moonflowers}}'', the antagonist is the Horned Hunter of Myth/CelticMythology, frequently just called "the Hunter." Maidin the river-spirit explains that he's a literal force Force of nature--[[AnthropomorphicPersonification that force being predators]]--who gave Nature, and would have given up his name on taking the position. Given position.
-->''You give up your name to wear the mask. You become a Predator
that the Hunter has an in-story children's game about him, he'd hunts Prey. That is all you are from that point on, and that is all you will be ''extremely'' old.until [[KlingonPromotion something kills you.]]''
6th Sep '16 9:24:44 AM ultimomant
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** In the spin-off ''The Bridge: Humanity's Stand'', the creature from ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' says that he has no name. For the sake of identification, the others may call him Gojira if they wish, a nickname that the ancient people called him.

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** In the spin-off ''The Bridge: Humanity's Stand'', ''Fanfic/TheBridgeHumanitysStand'', the creature from ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' says that he has no name. For the sake of identification, the others may call him Gojira if they wish, a nickname that the ancient people called him.
17th Aug '16 4:14:37 AM DoctorTItanX
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Often a sign of BlueAndOrangeMorality to some extent, since having a name is necessary to function in society. As such, it's common for free spirits WalkingTheEarth to not have a name, or for members of a HiveMind without individual identities. Also frequently the case with amnesiacs, though unless they specifically choose to remain nameless they usually get a placeholder name.

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Often a sign of BlueAndOrangeMorality to some extent, since having a name is necessary to function in society. As such, it's common for free spirits WalkingTheEarth to not have a name, or for members of a HiveMind without individual identities. Also frequently the case with amnesiacs, though unless they specifically choose to remain nameless nameless, they usually get a placeholder name.



** Ichibei Hyosube has the power to literally erase a person or object's name. Since IKnowYourTrueName is very important, since they affect the form and power of something or someone. Therefore, anyone or anything affected by this ability loses its powers. Unfortunately for him, [[BigBad Yhwach]] was powerful enough to completely counter the ability and remember his name.

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** Ichibei Hyosube has the power to literally erase a person or object's name. Since IKnowYourTrueName is very important, since important in this universe, because they affect the form and power of something or someone.someone has. Therefore, anyone or anything affected by this ability loses its powers. Unfortunately for him, [[BigBad Yhwach]] was powerful enough to completely counter the ability and remember his name.



* The cat in ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'' has no name. According to him only humans have names. Cats don't have names because they know who they are but humans are more fickle with their identities and 'need' names.

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* The cat in ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'' has no name. According to him him, only humans have names. Cats don't have names because they know who they are but humans are more fickle with their identities and 'need' names.



* The Nameless One from ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment''. He actually had a name, but due to his amnesia he can't remember what it is. He can eventually relearn his name; however, [[TheUnreveal the player can't.]]

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* The Nameless One from ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment''. He actually had a name, but due to his amnesia amnesia, he can't remember what it is. He can eventually relearn his name; however, [[TheUnreveal the player can't.]]



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* The title characters in ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'' have no names, as they are just stray dogs. The show's credits simply identify them as "Big Dog" and "Little Dog".

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* The title characters in ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'' have no true names, as they are just stray dogs. The show's credits simply identify them as "Big Dog" and "Little Dog".
17th Aug '16 4:02:38 AM DoctorTItanX
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** Kenpachi had no name growing up, the district of his origin being filled with people little better than animals. After discovering Yachiru, a toddler who also had no name, he decided to name both of them and started his journey to the Seireitei. For a long while Kenpachi's zanpakuto was nameless since Kenpachi never bothered to learn it. Being a BloodKnight who likes handicapping himself to make fights more challenging, the fact that this made his sword less powerful didn't bother him. After his draw against Ichigo, he finds himself sympathizing with his sword since he too knows the pain of living without a name and resolves to learn his sword's name one day. [[spoiler:In the final arc he finally learns its name: ''Nozarashi''.]]
** Ichibei Hyosube has the power to literally erase a person or object's name. Since IKnowYourTrueName is a big thing in this series, anyone or anything affected by this ability loses its powers. Unfortunately, [[BigBad Yhwach]] was powerful enough to counter the ability and remember his name.

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** Kenpachi had no name growing up, the district of his origin being filled with people little better than animals. After discovering Yachiru, a toddler who also had no name, he decided to name both of them and started his journey to the Seireitei. For a long while Kenpachi's zanpakuto was nameless since Kenpachi never bothered to learn it. Being a BloodKnight who likes handicapping himself to make fights more challenging, the fact that this made his sword less powerful didn't bother him. After his draw against Ichigo, he finds himself sympathizing with his sword since he too knows the pain of living without a name and resolves to learn his sword's name one day. [[spoiler:In the final arc Thousand Year Blood War, after his fight with Unohana, he finally learns its name: ''Nozarashi''.]]
** Ichibei Hyosube has the power to literally erase a person or object's name. Since IKnowYourTrueName is a big thing in this series, very important, since they affect the form and power of something or someone. Therefore, anyone or anything affected by this ability loses its powers. Unfortunately, Unfortunately for him, [[BigBad Yhwach]] was powerful enough to completely counter the ability and remember his name.
12th Aug '16 11:27:46 PM hikarin48
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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' has the Ultimate Imposter, who has no name, family or home; their real apperance is unknown, and they can only lead a normal life by stealing someone else's indentity, being able to successfully fool other people despite their heavy build, the only consistent thing about them.
26th Jul '16 11:55:38 PM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/{{Earthsea|Trilogy}}'' series the Nameless Ones, formerly the main deities of the Kargad religion, are manifestations of Earth's more malevolent aspects. Some reside in the labyrinths on the island of Atuan.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Earthsea|Trilogy}}'' ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'' series the Nameless Ones, formerly the main deities of the Kargad religion, are manifestations of Earth's more malevolent aspects. Some reside in the labyrinths on the island of Atuan.


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* The plot of the Literature/LiadenUniverse prequel ''Crystal Dragon'' involves a school of sorceresses who go their entire lives without names (being born and raised within the school so that this can be ensured). Being equipped with telepathy and other powers helps smooth over the potential social awkwardnesses. The school teaches that being nameless is a strength, rendering a person immune to IKnowYourTrueName types of magic, but it's suggested that it also somehow weakens their individuality and makes them susceptible to being dominated by the school's masters. Some of the sorceresses who break from the school over the course of the story find names for themselves, but the one who gets the most page time never does, and is referred to throughout the series only by description.
18th Jul '16 11:04:42 AM SimiOfDoom
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* Seerdomin from ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' goes by the title of his former military rank of to show that he won't hide from his crimes under the Pannion Domin. It is later revealed that his real name was Segda Travos, but nobody alive remembers it. After ''Literature/TollTheHounds'' he is then known as [[spoiler: the Benighted]] to the Redeemers' followers - a title of honor for his help against the assault on their god.
5th Jul '16 11:38:09 AM IamTheCaligula
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* In VideoGame/''TouhouProject'', this is, in a manner, Junko's special ability: She is able to purify beings to a priordial state by removing their TrueName. She used this power on herself, too, in order to turn herself into an AnthropomorphicPersonification of pure resentment, which is why she's the only character with no BossSubtitles.

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* In VideoGame/''TouhouProject'', ''VideoGame/TouhouProject'', this is, in a manner, Junko's special ability: She is able to purify beings to a priordial state by removing their TrueName. She used this power on herself, too, in order to turn herself into an AnthropomorphicPersonification of pure resentment, which is why she's the only character with no BossSubtitles.
5th Jul '16 11:37:26 AM IamTheCaligula
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* In VideoGame/''TouhouProject'', this is, in a manner, Junko's special ability: She is able to purify beings to a priordial state by removing their TrueName. She used this power on herself, too, in order to turn herself into an AnthropomorphicPersonification of pure resentment, which is why she's the only character with no BossSubtitles.
27th Jun '16 8:26:27 AM thatother1dude
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* Not a character, but a game itself: ''VideoGame/NanashiNoGame'''s title translates as "The Nameless Game."
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