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19th May '16 6:33:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WatershipDown'' has Fiver. Rabbits can only count to four, so any number over that is "a great many."

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* ''WatershipDown'' ''Literature/WatershipDown'' has Fiver. Rabbits can only count to four, so any number over that is "a great many."



* In ''TheWarOfTheFlowers'' by Tad Williams [[spoiler: the main character finds out his real name is Septimus, and is indignant at having been named "number seven"]].

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* In ''TheWarOfTheFlowers'' ''Literature/TheWarOfTheFlowers'' by Tad Williams [[spoiler: the main character finds out his real name is Septimus, and is indignant at having been named "number seven"]].
11th May '16 10:22:56 PM Bleughie
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[[caption-width-right:350: "Ha-ha! In your FACE, [[Series/ThePrisoner Number 6]]!"]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: "Ha-ha! In your FACE, [[Series/ThePrisoner [[Series/ThePrisoner1967 Number 6]]!"]]



-->-- ''Series/ThePrisoner''

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-->-- ''Series/ThePrisoner''
''[[Series/ThePrisoner1967 The Prisoner (1967)]]''
7th May '16 9:18:14 PM lavendermintrose
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* The [[TheEmpire Holy Empire of Britannia]] from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is fond of assigning numbers not just to individuals but to entire ''countries''. Each newly conquered territory is designated "Area X", and all its people are referred to as "X's" and heavily discriminated against.
** This incidentally is a reference to the policies of Imperial Japan aimed to destroy the national character of its colonies.
** When one thinks about it, Lelouch's decision to take the codename Zero really comes across as a way to mock Britannia's tendency to do this.
** A very literal example is when Suzaku, requesting to Nunnally that he be able to interrogate Kallen, refers to the latter by her prisoner number. Nunnally, who was just having a friendly and nostalgic conversation with her, [[WhatTheHellHero is visibly disturbed]]. (That Suzaku, who is fighting on behalf of the people of a nation referred to as Numbers, would resort to this, is yet another sign that he is [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope descending further down the slope]].)

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* The [[TheEmpire Holy Empire Karlstein-trained soldiers in ''Anime/ValvraveTheLiberator'' have their names replaced with codenames of Britannia]] from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is fond of assigning a letter and a number. The numbers not just to individuals but to entire ''countries''. Each newly conquered territory is designated "Area X", are pronounced in German - L-elf, A-drei, X-eins, H-neun, and all its people Q-vier are referred to as "X's" the most prominent ones. F-sechs and heavily discriminated against.
** This incidentally is a reference to
K-zwolf also appear. [[spoiler: Only L-elf has his name revealed in the policies of Imperial Japan aimed to destroy the national character of its colonies.
** When one thinks about it, Lelouch's decision to take the codename Zero really comes across as a way to mock Britannia's tendency to do this.
** A very literal example
series - his real name is when Suzaku, requesting to Nunnally that he be able to interrogate Kallen, refers to the latter by her prisoner number. Nunnally, who was just having a friendly and nostalgic conversation with her, [[WhatTheHellHero is visibly disturbed]]. (That Suzaku, who is fighting on behalf of the people of a nation referred to as Numbers, would resort to this, is yet another sign that he is [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope descending further down the slope]].)Michael]].
16th Apr '16 8:31:19 PM Orbiting
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* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': Gliese 504 b and 59 Virginis, which is probably a good part of the reason that they're {{Only Known By Their Nickname}}s, going by B and Viginis when talking to each other.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': Gliese 504 b and 59 Virginis, which is probably a good part of the reason that they're {{Only Known By Their Nickname}}s, going by B and Viginis Virginis when talking to each other.
16th Apr '16 8:30:38 PM Orbiting
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* The [[CaptainCarrotAndTheAmazingZooCrew Zoo Crew]] villain known as the Bunny from Beyond was actually named/numbered RALF-124C4U (in reference to the story of the similar name by Hugo Gernsback, below).

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* The [[CaptainCarrotAndTheAmazingZooCrew Zoo Crew]] ComicBook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew villain known as the Bunny from Beyond was actually named/numbered RALF-124C4U (in reference to the story of the similar name by Hugo Gernsback, below).



* ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Eve" features a series of clones of the same woman, all denoting themselves as Eve # according to the order they were cloned. Eve 6 of this episode mentions biting a guard in the eye. Due to this, one of the band members of [[EveSix Eve 6]] decided to use that as their band name.

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* ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Eve" features a series of clones of the same woman, all denoting themselves as Eve # according to the order they were cloned. Eve 6 of this episode mentions biting a guard in the eye. Due to this, one of the band members of [[EveSix Eve 6]] Music/EveSix decided to use that as their band name.



* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' gives us AIs with names like 5er0, Ga6n, 10001100hae50 (and his batch-sister 10001100he5050e, proving it isn't a compression or disambiguation algorithm), 6100tor, A50ger0, A5050en, and 500a6500. Replace those arabic numerals with roman (and 0 becomes 'non') and 5o49a!

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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' gives us AIs with names like 5er0, Ga6n, [=Ga6n=], 10001100hae50 (and his batch-sister 10001100he5050e, proving it isn't a compression or disambiguation algorithm), 6100tor, A50ger0, [=A50ger0=], A5050en, and 500a6500. Replace those arabic numerals with roman (and 0 becomes 'non') and 5o49a!



* Last Res0rt has Gabriel playing this on Jigsaw, [[http://www.lastres0rt.com/2011/09/that-sound-you-hear-is-everybody-clicking-on-wikipedia/ dubbing her "Patient Zero"]]. Of course, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Index_case that's not really in reference to a numerical thing...]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Follower}}'': The Chio have IDs assigned by the base staff that are usually shortened to a few numbers like "23-3". Averted with the Chio themselves, who have names for each other in their own language.

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* Last Res0rt [=Res0rt=] has Gabriel playing this on Jigsaw, [[http://www.lastres0rt.com/2011/09/that-sound-you-hear-is-everybody-clicking-on-wikipedia/ dubbing her "Patient Zero"]]. Of course, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Index_case that's not really in reference to a numerical thing...]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Follower}}'': The Chio have IDs [=IDs=] assigned by the base staff that are usually shortened to a few numbers like "23-3". Averted with the Chio themselves, who have names for each other in their own language.



* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': Gliese 504 b and 59 Virginis, which is probably a good part of the reason that they're {{Only Known By Their Nickname}}s.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': Gliese 504 b and 59 Virginis, which is probably a good part of the reason that they're {{Only Known By Their Nickname}}s.Nickname}}s, going by B and Viginis when talking to each other.



* In the United States, The military, all branches. Without a Social Security number, the bureaucracy has no idea who an individual soldier is.

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* In the United States, The the military, all branches. Without a Social Security number, the bureaucracy has no idea who an individual soldier is.
16th Apr '16 8:18:06 PM Orbiting
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* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': Gliese 504 b and 59 Virginis, which is probably a good part of the reason that they're {{Only Known By Their Nickname}}s.
16th Apr '16 6:45:02 PM MajinAkuma
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', the "Numbers" cards each have a number from 1-99 in their names, and are referred to by their numbers in short form by fans.

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', the "Numbers" Number cards each have a number from 1-99 1-100 in their names, and are referred to by their numbers in short form by fans.fans. The second season introduced the seven Over-Hundred Numbers, which have numerical values from 101-107 and do not belong to the original 100 Numbers since they are only used by the Seven Barian Emperors. The final BigBad Don Thousand has an own exclusive Number with the value 1000, fittingly. [[spoiler:By the end of the anime, Yuya creates yet another exclusive Number that does not belong to the original 100 Numbers: the Number 0.]]
28th Mar '16 1:35:10 PM Morgenthaler
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** Started in the 19th century. Can notably be seen in ''{{Zulu}}'' where a couple of soldiers are referred to by their name plus service number, because the name was too common. Something similar happened during the Civil War, particularly in the ''U.S. Colored Troops'' (many of whom had just gotten a last name, which cut down on the variety).

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** Started in the 19th century. Can notably be seen in ''{{Zulu}}'' ''Film/{{Zulu}}'' where a couple of soldiers are referred to by their name plus service number, because the name was too common. Something similar happened during the Civil War, particularly in the ''U.S. Colored Troops'' (many of whom had just gotten a last name, which cut down on the variety).
25th Mar '16 10:39:49 AM Iampureevil
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* Many companies, particularly insurance or medical services, try to convince you in their advertisements that if you sign up with them, you won't be treated as just a number.

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* [[DefiedTrope Many companies, particularly insurance or medical services, try to convince you in their advertisements that if you sign up with them, you won't be treated as just a number. number.]]
25th Mar '16 9:19:20 AM Willbyr
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* Inverted in ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'', with some given names being read ''as'' numbers deliberately. Natsumi translates into 723, which never really appears in-show except on her bedroom door. Kururu translates into 966, which appears on some of his inventions as a serial number. Saburo can be read as 326, which [[spoiler:turned backwards is 623, which can be read as Mutsumi, Saburo's secret DJ identity.]]

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* Inverted in ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'', ''Manga/SgtFrog'', with some given names being read ''as'' numbers deliberately. Natsumi translates into 723, which never really appears in-show except on her bedroom door. Kururu translates into 966, which appears on some of his inventions as a serial number. Saburo can be read as 326, which [[spoiler:turned backwards is 623, which can be read as Mutsumi, Saburo's secret DJ identity.]]
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