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29th May '16 3:26:15 PM HiddenWindshield
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* ''Series/TheXFiles'' had The Cigarette-Smoking Man, aka Cancer Man.
** And his allies in the Conspiracy, The Well-Manicured Man and The First Elder.

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* ''Series/TheXFiles'' had The Cigarette-Smoking Man, aka Cancer Man.
** And
and his allies in the Conspiracy, The Well-Manicured Man and The First Elder.
29th May '16 3:24:58 PM HiddenWindshield
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* Nothing about [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]]?
** [[Series/DoctorWho The Master]].
*** Or [[Series/DoctorWho The Rani]] (not to be confused with the ''other'' [[Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures Rani]]), or [[Series/DoctorWho The Corsair]]. Seems to be a popular theme with Time Lords who've left Gallifrey for whatever reason.
** Or the other [[Series/StarTrekVoyager The Doctor]].
** Or the other the Doctor (from John Barth's ''The End of the Road''). Since this Doctor (a trickster-figure) is human, he presumably has a name, but he doesn't reveal it to his patients.
** In "The Time of the Doctor" it is revealed that if the Doctor spoke his true name the Time Lords would return, causing another Time War. The arc throughout the Eleventh Doctor's tenure were caused by an attempt to prevent this, though this is only revealed in his finale.
** The Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse has the "Other", the other member of the triumvirate who founded Time Lord Society which included Rassilon and Omega. It is implied the Doctor is the reincarnation of the Other.

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* Nothing about [[Series/DoctorWho ''Series/DoctorWho'' gives us "The Doctor," "The Master," "The Rani," "[[Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures The Doctor]]?
** [[Series/DoctorWho
(other) Rani]]," "The Corsair," "[[Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse The Master]].
*** Or [[Series/DoctorWho The Rani]] (not to be confused with the ''other'' [[Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures Rani]]), or [[Series/DoctorWho The Corsair]].
Other]]".... Seems to be a popular theme with Time Lords who've left Gallifrey for whatever reason.
** Or the other [[Series/StarTrekVoyager The Doctor]].
** Or the other the Doctor (from John Barth's ''The End of the Road''). Since this Doctor (a trickster-figure) is human, he presumably has a name, but he doesn't reveal it to his patients.
** In "The Time of the Doctor" it is revealed that if the Doctor spoke his true name the Time Lords would return, causing another Time War. The arc throughout the Eleventh Doctor's tenure were caused by an attempt to prevent this, though this is only revealed in his finale.
** The Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse has the "Other", the other member of the triumvirate who founded Time Lord Society which included Rassilon and Omega. It is implied the Doctor is the reincarnation of the Other.
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* The Doctor from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' is only ever referred to as such. Justified as he was originally created to be an emergency-only medical program, and he just kept that as his name as he became an actual person.
30th Apr '16 4:45:11 PM TVRulezAgain
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* ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''

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* ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''



** Not to mention many of the members of Olaf's troupe, like the "White-faced women" and " the one who looks like neither a man nor a woman"

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** Not to mention many Many of the members of Olaf's troupe, like the "White-faced women" and " the one who looks like neither a man nor a woman"
15th Apr '16 6:06:17 PM AuraXtreme
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* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' introduces "Those That Came Before", a race of godlike beings that may have been the inspiration for mythical gods.

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* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' introduces "Those That Came Before", a race of godlike beings that may have been the inspiration for mythical gods. ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate Syndicate]]'' [[spoiler:eventually reveals that they are properly called the Isu]].
4th Mar '16 6:26:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TwelveAngryMen'', the play, never names the jurors, even in the script (they are referred to by juror number). The TV adaptation names a few of them in a tacked-on postscript, though there's no significance to the names.

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* ''TwelveAngryMen'', ''Film/TwelveAngryMen'', the play, never names the jurors, even in the script (they are referred to by juror number). The TV adaptation names a few of them in a tacked-on postscript, though there's no significance to the names.
2nd Mar '16 9:13:05 AM bomberman121890
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* It's considered bad luck among actors to speak the name of the play ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' in the theater, so a popular euphemism is "[[TheScottishTrope The Scottish Play]]."

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* It's considered bad luck among actors to speak the name of the play ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' [[spoiler: ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'']] in the theater, so a popular euphemism is "[[TheScottishTrope The Scottish Play]]."
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.
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