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31st Dec '15 3:49:23 PM Runesmith
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* Douglas Adams invented the character Slartibartfast to spoof this trope: a character refuses at first to give his name ("My name... is not important,") but it turns out it's just because he's embarrassed by it.
19th Dec '15 5:00:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''ShakuganNoShana'' has Guze no Tomogara, who are often referred by elaborate titles rather than names. Or maybe those titles ''are'' their real names. Flame Haze also get such titles, the titular heroine didn't have a normal name until the beginning of the story. * ''{{Slayers}}'' has "The Lord of Nightmares", also known as "Mother of all Monsters". No name is ever given to this being, despite all it's children having both names and titles "Gaav, the Demon Dragon King" for example.
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* ''ShakuganNoShana'' ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' has Guze no Tomogara, who are often referred by elaborate titles rather than names. Or maybe those titles ''are'' their real names. Flame Haze also get such titles, the titular heroine didn't have a normal name until the beginning of the story. * ''{{Slayers}}'' ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' has "The Lord of Nightmares", also known as "Mother of all Monsters". No name is ever given to this being, despite all it's children having both names and titles "Gaav, the Demon Dragon King" for example.
9th Dec '15 3:36:46 AM jormis29
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* In the ''{{Garfield}}'s Nine Lives'' short "In the Garden", The Crystal Box, or, at length, The Crystal Box On A Checkered Toadstool.
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* In the ''{{Garfield}}'s Nine Lives'' ''ComicBook/GarfieldHis9Lives'' short "In the "the Garden", The Crystal Box, or, at length, The Crystal Box On A Checkered Toadstool.

* ''ShadeTheChangingMan'' himself doesn't know what the Area of Madness is. When he asks about it, the most conclusive answer is "The ''Area of Madness'' is just one part of '''The Area'''."
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* ''ShadeTheChangingMan'' ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'' himself doesn't know what the Area of Madness is. When he asks about it, the most conclusive answer is "The ''Area of Madness'' is just one part of '''The Area'''."
26th Nov '15 8:30:07 PM nombretomado
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*** Or [[Series/DoctorWho The Rani]] (not to be confused with the ''other'' [[TheSarahJaneAdventures Rani]]), or [[Series/DoctorWho The Corsair]]. Seems to be a popular theme with Time Lords who've left Gallifrey for whatever reason.
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*** Or [[Series/DoctorWho The Rani]] (not to be confused with the ''other'' [[TheSarahJaneAdventures [[Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures Rani]]), or [[Series/DoctorWho The Corsair]]. Seems to be a popular theme with Time Lords who've left Gallifrey for whatever reason.
18th Oct '15 11:40:00 AM nombretomado
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* ''PowerpuffGirls'' had a villain known simply as [[BigBad "Him"]]--probably not mentioned by name because he was supposed to represent the devil.
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* ''PowerpuffGirls'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' had a villain known simply as [[BigBad "Him"]]--probably not mentioned by name because he was supposed to represent the devil.
16th Oct '15 3:05:25 PM nombretomado
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* PiersAnthony's Battle Circle trilogy features a society of people who are named after their weapon of choice. On a bet, one of the main characters winds up losing his right to use a weapon, forcing him to go forever onwards as The Nameless One.
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* PiersAnthony's Battle Circle Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Literature/BattleCircle'' trilogy features a society of people who are named after their weapon of choice. On a bet, one of the main characters winds up losing his right to use a weapon, forcing him to go forever onwards as The Nameless One.
28th Jul '15 5:01:35 PM Prfnoff
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** Abyssals maintain their poetic names because they are prohibited from recognizing their old names - it is an act of clinging to their old life and the living in general, and their Neverborn masters find that unacceptable, and punish them with Resonance. This is also parodied in ''KeychainOfCreation'' with Resonance Ben, who is quite proud to admit that Ben is his name, and that when people speak of Ben, they speak of him, because Ben is his name. He actually has certain methods of using Resonance to his benefit (for instance, attacks) so he welcomes the extra ammo. By the way, try doing that in the real game [[{{Munchkin}} and the Storyteller would be justified in having you shot.]]
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** Abyssals maintain their poetic names because they are prohibited from recognizing their old names - it is an act of clinging to their old life and the living in general, and their Neverborn masters find that unacceptable, and punish them with Resonance. This is also parodied in ''KeychainOfCreation'' ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' with Resonance Ben, who is quite proud to admit that Ben is his name, and that when people speak of Ben, they speak of him, because Ben is his name. He actually has certain methods of using Resonance to his benefit (for instance, attacks) so he welcomes the extra ammo. By the way, try doing that in the real game [[{{Munchkin}} and the Storyteller would be justified in having you shot.]]
28th Jul '15 5:00:00 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''{{Exalted}}'', all Abyssal Exalted have sold away their names to {{Eldritch Abomination}}s and taken up weird and evocative titles in exchange. So have the Deathlords they serve. Some examples of such titles include The Lover Clad in Rainment of Tears, Eye And Seven Despairs, the Dowager of the Irreverent Vulgate in Unrent Veils, and the First and Forsaken Lion. ** This is parodied in the ''Exalted'' stick figure webcomic ''KeychainOfCreation'' with "Secret", an Abyssal whose adopted name is so long she ''doesn't even have the proper Stamina score to say it in one breath.''
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* In ''{{Exalted}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', all Abyssal Exalted have sold away their names to {{Eldritch Abomination}}s and taken up weird and evocative titles in exchange. So have the Deathlords they serve. Some examples of such titles include The Lover Clad in Rainment of Tears, Eye And Seven Despairs, the Dowager of the Irreverent Vulgate in Unrent Veils, and the First and Forsaken Lion. ** This is parodied in the ''Exalted'' stick figure webcomic ''KeychainOfCreation'' ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' with "Secret", an Abyssal whose adopted name is so long she ''doesn't even have the proper Stamina score to say it in one breath.''
26th Jun '15 6:39:35 PM randomtroper89
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* The ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' fanfic ''Fanfic/GameTheory'' has a girl in a wheelchair whose name is never given until the very end, but it's pretty clear that she's Hayate.
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* The ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' fanfic ''Fanfic/GameTheory'' ''Fanfic/GameTheoryFanFic'' has a girl in a wheelchair whose name is never given until the very end, but it's pretty clear that she's Hayate.
21st Jun '15 10:16:20 PM nombretomado
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* "The King in Yellow", from the same-titled [[TheKingInYellow horror fiction collection]] of Robert W. Chambers. The King has been borrowed by a number of other authors:
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* "The King in Yellow", from the same-titled [[TheKingInYellow [[Literature/TheKingInYellow horror fiction collection]] of Robert W. Chambers. The King has been borrowed by a number of other authors:
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