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20th Mar '17 2:07:35 PM Ccook1956
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** Charlie Brown's sister Sally meets 5 in one strip and thinks about being married to him.
-->'''Sally:''' (''thought balloon'') Mrs. Sally 95472... (''out loud'') I can't see it!
15th Mar '17 3:04:35 PM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', the standard identification format on the [[TheEmpire Gem Homeworld]] is revealed to be first by gem type, then by their facet of origin, then finally by their specific cut. Peridot identifies herself as "Peridot, Facet 2F5L, Cut 5XG" when reporting in to [[spoiler: Yellow Diamond]], in "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS2E28MessageReceived Message Received]]". Eyeball later identifies herself as Ruby, [Facet] 1F4, Cut 4ND in "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E23BackToTheMoon Back To The Moon]]" Our Amethyst is revealed to have the serial number Facet 5, Cut 8XM in "That Will be All". Notably, while Peridot finds reporting her code depressing ([[IndividualityIsIllegal because it reminds her that she's not important]]), and Eyeball does it casually ([[UndyingLoyalty because she's fiercely loyal to her Homeworld]]), Amethyst is actually ''exhilarated'' to find out hers (because it makes her feel less like a misfit, especially since [[spoiler:the other Amethysts remembered her well enough to tell her]]).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', the standard identification format on the [[TheEmpire Gem Homeworld]] is revealed to be first by gem type, then by their facet of origin, then finally by their specific cut. Peridot identifies herself as "Peridot, Facet 2F5L, Cut 5XG" when reporting in to [[spoiler: [[BigBad Yellow Diamond]], Diamond]] in "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS2E28MessageReceived Message Received]]". Eyeball later identifies herself as Ruby, [Facet] 1F4, Cut 4ND in "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E23BackToTheMoon Back To The Moon]]" to the Moon]]". Our Amethyst is revealed to have the serial number Facet 5, Cut 8XM in "That Will be All". Notably, while Peridot finds reporting her code depressing ([[IndividualityIsIllegal because it reminds her that she's not important]]), and Eyeball does it casually ([[UndyingLoyalty because she's fiercely loyal to her Homeworld]]), Amethyst is actually ''exhilarated'' to find out hers (because it makes her feel less like a misfit, especially since [[spoiler:the other Amethysts remembered her well enough to tell her]]).her]]).
** In "The Zoo", the humans born in Gem captivity are all assigned a name consisting of a letter and a number.
4th Mar '17 5:37:39 PM Fangusu
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* Throughout the first two season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', there are cameo appearances by an elderly man with the number, 9, on his shirt. He was initially supposed to represent a fictional caste system in which a person's number determined their social status. This idea was eventually abandoned and, when he got a major role in the fourth film, the number served as his given name instead.

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* Throughout the first two season seasons of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', there are cameo appearances by an elderly man with the number, 9, on his shirt. He was initially supposed to represent a fictional caste system in which a person's number determined their social status. This idea was eventually abandoned and, when he got a major role in the fourth film, the number served as his given name instead.
4th Mar '17 11:10:22 AM nombretomado
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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 what reason this was done is still a [[http://www.twainquotes.com/Number44.html mystery]].

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* MarkTwain's Creator/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 what reason this was done is still a [[http://www.twainquotes.com/Number44.html mystery]].
4th Mar '17 10:46:19 AM Fangusu
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* The Number Nine from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. This was originally supposed to be demonstrating that the show's society worked on some sort of number system and Nine was so scraggly-looking because nine was the lowest number on the totem pole. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen This never materialized]], and the character was {{retcon}}ned into [[spoiler:the leader of a secret society]] in the final movie. He just likes his shirt with the 9 on it, is all.

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* The Number Nine from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. This Throughout the first two season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', there are cameo appearances by an elderly man with the number, 9, on his shirt. He was originally initially supposed to be demonstrating that the show's society worked on some sort of represent a fictional caste system in which a person's number system and Nine determined their social status. This idea was so scraggly-looking because nine was eventually abandoned and, when he got a major role in the lowest fourth film, the number on the totem pole. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen This never materialized]], and the character was {{retcon}}ned into [[spoiler:the leader of a secret society]] in the final movie. He just likes served as his shirt with the 9 on it, is all.given name instead.
2nd Mar '17 1:39:34 PM margdean56
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* In Erich Maria Remarque's novel, ''Spark of Life'' (set in a concentration camp), the protagnist is only called 509, his serial number.
* In ''Literature/TheGiver'', people have serial numbers besides their names. When children behave badly, their parents sometimes call him on their numbers, suggesting that a bad child is not worthy of a name. This is related is the fact that, in the community, children's ages are used as nouns rather than descriptions; for example, "a Four" or "all the Elevens". They also use the term "Olds" for the elderly.
* In ''Literature/ArtemisFowl: The Lost Colony'', imps are referred to as numbers until they transform into demons. Imp No1, a major character, decides to keep his number [[spoiler:even after it is revealed that he is a wizard, and will never go through "metamorphosis"]], because "It's my name - it's who I am."
* ''Literature/PerryRhodan'' sometimes uses numbers in alien naming schemes, usually to indicate that the species in question is particularly 'rational', fond of order, or of robotic origin. Sometimes names may get conflated with titles, too -- for example, the commander of a Maahk vessel or installation is usually a 'Grek-1', but no other name is generally ever given, leaving the reader to speculate just how those address each other at meetings...

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* In Erich Maria Remarque's novel, ''Spark of Life'' (set in a concentration camp), the protagnist protagonist is only called 509, his serial number.
* In ''Literature/TheGiver'', people have serial numbers besides their names. When children behave badly, their parents sometimes call him on by their numbers, suggesting that a bad child is not worthy of a name. This is related is to the fact that, in the community, children's ages are used as nouns rather than descriptions; for example, "a Four" or "all the Elevens". They also use the term "Olds" for the elderly.
* In ''Literature/ArtemisFowl: The Lost Colony'', imps are referred to as numbers until they transform into demons. Imp No1, a major character, decides to keep his number [[spoiler:even after it is revealed that he is a wizard, and will never go through "metamorphosis"]], because "It's my name - -- it's who I am."
* ''Literature/PerryRhodan'' sometimes uses numbers in alien naming schemes, usually to indicate that the species in question is particularly 'rational', fond of order, or of robotic origin. Sometimes names may get conflated with titles, too -- for example, the commander of a Maahk vessel or installation is usually a 'Grek-1', but no other name is generally ever given, leaving the reader to speculate just how those they address each other at meetings...



** Each main member of SPECTRE have a number assigned to them, which changes every month to confuse their adversaries. In ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'', its leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld is currently number two, and the book's BigBad Emilio Largo is number one.
** Each ten main members of Decada in ''Literature/TheFactsOfDeath'' have assigned numbers, with their leader being the One.

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** Each main member of SPECTRE have has a number assigned to them, which changes every month to confuse their adversaries. In ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'', its leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld is currently number two, and the book's BigBad Emilio Largo is number one.
** Each The ten main members of Decada in ''Literature/TheFactsOfDeath'' have assigned numbers, with their leader being the One.



* In the ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' books, several boys in the Youth Army have numbers for names, notably Boy 412 and Boy 409. [[spoiler:The former is how the title character is known for most of the first book. Though since his real name is Septimus, he's ''still'' named for a number--and it's a MeaningfulName, since he's the [[MagicalSeventhSon seventh son of a seventh son.]]]] Additionally, in the first book, ''Magyk'', when [=DomDaniel=]'s heavies take over the Rat Office, the message rat Stanley is given the designation "Rat One Oh One," told that "a numbered rat is an efficient rat."

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* In the ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' books, several boys in the Youth Army have numbers for names, notably Boy 412 and Boy 409. [[spoiler:The former is how the title character is known for most of the first book. Though since his real name is Septimus, he's ''still'' named for a number--and it's a MeaningfulName, since he's the [[MagicalSeventhSon seventh son of a seventh son.]]]] Additionally, in the first book, ''Magyk'', when [=DomDaniel=]'s heavies take over the Rat Office, the message rat Stanley is given the designation "Rat One Oh One," and told that "a numbered rat is an efficient rat."
2nd Mar '17 1:31:23 PM margdean56
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** "Fiver" is the English translation of his name. In Rabbit-ese, it's Hrair-roo. "Hrair" means a thousand--any number more than four. Roo is the diminutive. Weirdly, "Hrair" also means enemies, the thousand different species that prey on rabbits, so the mythical rabbit patriarch, El-hrair-rah, is the "prince of a thousand enemies."

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** "Fiver" is the English translation of his name. In Rabbit-ese, Rabbit-ese (Lapine), it's Hrair-roo.Hrairoo. "Hrair" means a thousand--any number more than four. Roo is the diminutive. Fiver was the last born (and smallest) of a litter of more than four. Weirdly, "Hrair" also means enemies, the thousand different species that prey on rabbits, so the mythical rabbit patriarch, El-hrair-rah, El-ahrairah (Elil-hrair-rah), is the "prince of a thousand enemies."
22nd Feb '17 11:44:12 PM Vir
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* Seven of Nine from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. Her name (before she was assimilated as a child) was Annika Hansen. When she was later freed from the Collective by Captain Janeway, the latter suggested replacing her Borg designation (Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix Zero One) with her human name. Seven of Nine refuses, as she's not happy about "becoming human" in the first place, so they compromise on "Seven of Nine". An interesting example of someone asserting their individuality via this trope (though you could say Seven was deliberately "[[IncrediblyLamePun dehumanizing]]" herself). The name was commonly further shortened as simply "Seven."

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* Seven of Nine from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. Her name (before she was assimilated as a child) was Annika Hansen. When she was later freed from the Collective by Captain Janeway, the latter suggested replacing her Borg designation (Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix Zero One) with her human name. Seven of Nine refuses, as she's not happy about "becoming human" in the first place, so they compromise on "Seven of Nine". An interesting example of someone asserting their individuality via this trope (though you could say Seven was deliberately "[[IncrediblyLamePun "[[{{Pun}} dehumanizing]]" herself). The name was commonly further shortened as simply "Seven."



* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' featured literal numbers, referred to by name, presumably to pull off some {{Incredibly Lame Pun}}s.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' featured literal numbers, referred to by name, presumably to pull off some {{Incredibly Lame Pun}}s.puns.
22nd Feb '17 5:31:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', suspects being investigated by the [[TheHunter CCG]] are assigned a number. For example, the Fueguchi family were #696 (Asaki), #723 (Ryouko), and #745 (Hinami). [[spoiler: After being [[UnPerson "erased"]] and imprisoned in Cochlea, the amnesiac Kaneki was simply known as #240 until being renamed "Haise Sasaki"]].

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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', suspects being investigated by the [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters CCG]] are assigned a number. For example, the Fueguchi family were #696 (Asaki), #723 (Ryouko), and #745 (Hinami). [[spoiler: After being [[UnPerson "erased"]] and imprisoned in Cochlea, the amnesiac Kaneki was simply known as #240 until being renamed "Haise Sasaki"]].
16th Feb '17 3:44:07 PM eroock
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* Eleven from ''Series/StrangerThings'' was raised in a secret government facility as test subject number 11, which is even tattooed on her arm.
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