History Main / YouAreNumberSix

2nd Feb '16 11:20:01 AM FordPrefect
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* [[Wrestling/XPac Six]] was the sixth man to join the Wrestling/{{n|ewWorldorder}}Wo on Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro.[[/folder]]
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* [[Wrestling/XPac Six]] Syxx]] was the sixth man to join the Wrestling/{{n|ewWorldorder}}Wo on Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro.[[/folder]]
2nd Feb '16 11:19:06 AM FordPrefect
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* In an episode of ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'', the cast meets an exiled Martian who's species uses numbers for names; this one's number is Zero Zero Zero Minus One. They call him "Mr. Zero" for short.
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* In an episode of ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'', the cast meets an exiled Martian who's whose species uses numbers for names; this one's number is Zero Zero Zero Minus One. They call him "Mr. Zero" for short.
2nd Feb '16 11:18:07 AM FordPrefect
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* The title character of ''Film/VForVendetta'' (it's a roman numeral).
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* The title character of ''Film/VForVendetta'' (it's a roman Roman numeral).
31st Jan '16 10:27:38 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* A meta-example in ''Webcomic/DepressionComix''. All of the characters in the comic are numbered according to initial appearance and whether they're a depressed character or a satellite (non-depressed) character.
27th Jan '16 2:20:05 PM margdean56
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* The difference between a large college and a small college is that at a large college, the administration says "Screw you, Mr. #7389", while at a small college, however, the administration says "Screw you, Joe."
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* The difference between a large college and a small college is that at a large college, the administration says "Screw you, Mr. #7389", while at a small college, however, the administration says "Screw you, Joe."

* MarkTwain's posthumously-published novella, ''Literature/TheMysteriousStranger'', stars an "angelic" but nefarious boy, who, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen in alternate scripts]], goes by the name "forty-four"[[note]]or if you really want to get technical, "No. 44, New Series: 864,962".[[/note]] For whatever reason this was done is still a [[http://www.twainquotes.com/Number44.html mystery]].
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* MarkTwain's posthumously-published novella, ''Literature/TheMysteriousStranger'', stars an "angelic" but nefarious boy, who, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen in alternate scripts]], goes by the name "forty-four"[[note]]or if you really want to get technical, "No. 44, New Series: 864,962".[[/note]] For whatever what reason this was done is still a [[http://www.twainquotes.com/Number44.html mystery]].

** One book- either ''Labyrinth of Evil'' or the novelization of ''Revenge of the Sith''- makes a note that later batches of clones, particularly the special ops ones, have real names. The one that tends to follow Obi-Wan around, for instance, is named Cody.
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** One book- either book--either ''Labyrinth of Evil'' or the novelization of ''Revenge of the Sith''- makes Sith''--makes a note that later batches of clones, particularly the special ops ones, have real names. The one that tends to follow Obi-Wan around, for instance, is named Cody.
27th Jan '16 2:16:12 PM margdean56
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* The main characters from Mike Allred's underrated miniseries ''RedRocket7'' are all clones of [[MessianiacArchetype a heroic alien set to return one day]]. They're all numbered 2-7 and named as such.
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* The main characters from Mike Allred's underrated miniseries ''RedRocket7'' are all clones of [[MessianiacArchetype [[MessianicArchetype a heroic alien set to return one day]]. They're all numbered 2-7 and named as such.
21st Jan '16 6:39:04 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* It's been said that the ''real'' purpose of college is to get you to memorize your Social Security number. ** And your Student Number.
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* It's been said that the ''real'' purpose of college is to get you to memorize your Social Security number. ** And number. (And your Student Number.Number, for that matter.)

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* It's been said that Referring to someone by a number between 1 and 10 has become a slang way of rating their attractiveness (with a 1 being the ''real'' purpose of college least attractive and a 10 being the most attractive). This is common in the pickup artist community, and has given rise to get this pickup line (seen on ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck''): --> Are you to memorize your Social Security number. ** And your Student Number.from Tennessee? Because you're the only "Ten" ''I'' see!
21st Jan '16 1:47:08 PM Faolin
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* In ''{{Fallout 4}}'', Institute [[ArtificialHuman synths]] are referred to by a serial number (eg: H2-22). Factions that believe them to be sentient allow them to choose names, but the Institute itself doggedly sticks to numbers as part of its "[[JustAMachine Just a Machine]]" rhetoric.
6th Jan '16 12:01:54 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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For some reason, these implications are usually somewhat lessened when [[MyHeroZero the number in question is "zero"]]. They also don't necessarily apply to spy or superhero {{Code Name}}s that are numbers, unless they become part of a SecretIdentityIdentity. Having a low number (i.e. in the single digits) as a name is generally considered less humiliating than a large one. And Heaven help you if your name is "[[FourIsDeath 4]]" [[note]]Unless you're [[http://knd.wikia.com/wiki/Numbuh_4 this guy]]. Or [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Doctor this guy.]][[/note]], "[[ThirteenIsUnlucky 13]]", "[[OneHundredAndEight 108]]", "[[NumberOfTheBeast 666]]", or a combination of them.
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For some reason, these implications are usually somewhat lessened when [[MyHeroZero the number in question is "zero"]]. They also don't necessarily apply to spy or superhero {{Code Name}}s that are numbers, numbers (like [[Franchise/JamesBond 007]]), unless they become part of a SecretIdentityIdentity. Having a low number (i.e. in the single digits) as a name is generally considered less humiliating than a large one. And Heaven help you if your name is "[[FourIsDeath 4]]" [[note]]Unless you're [[http://knd.wikia.com/wiki/Numbuh_4 this guy]]. Or [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Doctor this guy.]][[/note]], "[[ThirteenIsUnlucky 13]]", "[[OneHundredAndEight 108]]", "[[NumberOfTheBeast 666]]", or a combination of them.

Bizarrely, this can actually also serve to ''humanize'' beings that have never had separate identities before. If you have a race of robots or drones that become sentient, they may adopt their numbers as their actual names.
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Bizarrely, this can actually also serve to ''humanize'' beings that have never had separate identities before. If you have a race of robots or drones that become sentient, they may adopt their numbers as their actual names. names ( la [[Franchise/StarWars R2-D2 and C-3PO]]).
5th Jan '16 2:10:07 PM SSJMagus
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** This can also apply to individual ships and boats. During some periods, the Soviet navy did not name its submarines, only referring to them by their hull numbers, as it was considered unsocialist to name a ship. Some were later given official names, while others remained only numbers. For example, out of the 6 operational ''Typhoon''-class submarines, TK-13 and TK-202 never had names.
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** This can also apply to individual ships and boats. During some periods, the Soviet navy did not name its submarines, only referring to them by their hull numbers, as it was considered unsocialist to name a ship. Some were later given official names, while others remained only numbers. For example, out of the 6 operational ''Typhoon''-class submarines, TK-13 and TK-202 never had names. And almost all incarnations of the German Navy have designated their submarines ("U-boats") with the letter U followed by a number, without any accompanying name. ** Likewise, in the early 1920s the [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Imperial Japanese Navy]] assigned only numbers to its destroyers (normally a type of ship significant enough to merit a name) under the expectation that their planned massive fleet expansion would result in so many destroyers that naming them all would be impractical. This proved unpopular with crews and caused confusion in radio communications, and as a result all were given names.
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