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The Character Title is one of the easiest ways to name a work of fiction. Just take the name of a character and use it for the name of the series. The eponymous character is usually, but not always, the protagonist. A possible downfall of this trope is that if the show is a live-action, should the actor playing the title character decide to quit, it could spell the end of the show.

Compare JobTitle, which is where the work is named after a character's occupation; and ThePlace, in which it is named after a location. It may change over time due to SpotlightStealingTitle. Contrast IAmNotShazam, where people assume the series' name is the character's name. See the ProtagonistTitleFallacy for the false assumption that only protagonists' names are used in Character Titles. In literary circles this is called an eponym, a term also used to refer to TheNamesake. Also note that you won't see CowboyBebopAtHisComputer.

Occasionally overlaps with {{Biopic}}, TheNamesake and VersusTitle.

'''SuperTrope to:'''
[[index]]
* AdjectiveNounFred
* AntagonistTitle
* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase
* EpunymousTitle
* FamilyTitle
* TheFullNameAdventures
* ICommaNoun
* MononymousBiopicTitle
* MultiCharacterTitle
* NameAndName
* ProtagonistAndFriends
* ProtagonistTitle
* RoleCalled
* SecondaryCharacterTitle
* SelfTitledAlbum
* TheTalkShowWithHostName
* TeamTitle
[[/index]]

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!!Examples (by original medium):

[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Adolf}}'': An interesting example, in that it has ''[[OneSteveLimit three title characters]]''. Including [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler that one.]]
* ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'': The students and teachers of Class-3-E.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia:'' "Hetalia" is a portmanteau of "Italia" (Italy) and "hetare," which means something like "useless." Hence, ''[[TheLoad Useless Italy]].''
* ''Manga/{{Barrage}}'': What the name refers to is a major plot twist. [[spoiler:It's the protagonist]].
* ''Anime/CombattlerV''
* ''Anime/{{Daimos}}''
* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}''
* ''LightNovel/FireGirl'': The main character as the titular Fire Girl.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': "Fullmetal Alchemist" is the formal title of the main character, and he is called that by several characters in the course of the story.
* ''Manga/{{Fuuka}}'': Another interesting example, as the title refers to [[spoiler:''both'' of them]].
* ''Manga/GetterRobo''
* ''Anime/{{Gigantor}}''
* ''Anime/GreatMazinger''
* ''Isaku''
* ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg''
* ''Anime/MazingerZ''
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
* ''Anime/NieaUnder7''
* ''Papuwa''
* ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo''
* ''Anime/{{Stitch}}'': Yes, [[Disney/LiloAndStitch that Stitch]], but this series removes his first friend.
* ''Manga/{{Toriko}}''
* ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''
* ''Anime/VoltesV''
* ''Anime/{{Zambot 3}}''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ballads]]
* Literature/TheFamousFlowerOfServingMen
* Literature/YoungBeichan
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
99% of all comic book superheroes fall into this trope. Notable exception, however, is ''ComicBook/{{Shazam}}''[[note]]That is, until the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' reboot made him a straight example.[[/note]], [[IAmNotShazam which of course leads to a different trope...]]

Nonetheless, GottaCatchEmAll, so...
* ''Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}''
* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''
* ''[[ComicBook/JohnConstantine Constantine]]''
* ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}''
* ''ComicBook/{{Darkhawk}}''
* ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}''
* ''Comicbook/TheFlash''
* ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon''
* ''Comicbook/GreenLantern''
* ''Comicbook/LenoreTheCuteLittleDeadGirl''
* ''Comicbook/{{Madman}}''
* ''ComicBook/TheMan''
* ''Comicbook/NikolaiDante''
* ''Comicbook/TheSavageDragon''
* ''Comicbook/ScottPilgrim''
* ''Comicbook/TheAwesomeSlapstick''
* ''Comicbook/SpeedballTheMaskedMarvel''
* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''
* ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}''
* ''Comicbook/SpiderMan''

Supervillains:

* ''Comicbook/{{Joker}}'' (Not a comic series so much as a Graphic Novel; not to be confused with ''The Joker'', which was a short-lived series from the 70s. [[ComicBook/TheJoker Three guesses who it features]]...)
* ''ComicBook/{{Venom}}'' (Although his miniseries titles often had sub-titles such as "Lethal Protector" or "The Hunger".)
* ''ComicBook/HarleyQuinn'' (Not many issues of this series.)

Non-superhero characters:
* ''ComicBook/{{Beetlejuice}}''
* ''Comicbook/{{Cerebus}}''
* ''ComicBook/FritzTheCat''
* ''ComicBook/GastonLagaffe''
* ''Comicbook/HermanHedning'' (A Swedish comic)
* ''Hälge'' (Another Swedish comic)
* ''Comicbook/JetDream''
* ''ComicBook/OmahaTheCatDancer''
* ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''
* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'': (Arranged roughly in InUniverse chronological order.)
** ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsDarthMaul Darth Maul]]''
** ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsKanan Kanan]]''
** ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsLando Lando]]''
** ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsPrincessLeia Princess Leia]]''
** ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsDarthVader Darth Vader]]''
** ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsChewbacca Chewbacca]]''
** ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsHanSolo Han Solo]]''
** ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsDoctorAphra Doctor Aphra]]''
** ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsPoeDameron Poe Dameron]]''
** ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsCaptainPhasma Captain Phasma]]''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* Literature/{{Bearskin}}
* Literature/CapORushes
* Literature/{{Catskin}}
* Literature/{{Donkeyskin}}
* Literature/TheGooseGirl
* Literature/JesperWhoHerdedTheHares
* Literature/KateCrackernuts
* Literature/TheOneHandedGirl
* Literature/{{Tattercoats}}
* Literature/{{Tatterhood}}
* Literature/VasilissaTheBeautiful
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* ''FanFic/KiraIsJustice''. [[MeaningfulName Justice]] is the protagonist's [[EmbarrassingFirstName real name]] and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin he is Kira]].
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime''. Plus episodes "[[NameAndName Smith and Holmes]]", "[[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Men of England]]", "[[KidHero Child of Time]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink Watson and Sparrow]]", and "[[Literature/SherlockHolmes The Dying Detective]]."
* ''[[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} The Bug Princess]]''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBossBaby''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick''
* ''Film/AeonFlux''
* ''Film/{{Angie}}''
* ''Film/{{Beethoven}}''
* ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' (although the character's name is technically Betelgeuse)
* ''Film/{{Belle}}''
* ''Ben'' (1972)
* ''César''
* ''Film/{{Carol}}''
* ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' (as well as [[Film/ConanTheDestroyer the sequel]] and [[Film/ConanTheBarbarian2011 the reboot]])
* ''Fanny'' (Several movies based on the 1932 play below.)
* ''Film/{{Fletch}}''
* ''Film/{{Frank}}''
* ''Film/{{Gerry}}''
* ''Film/AGnomeNamedGnorm''
* ''Film/{{Hud}}''
* ''Film/HudsonHawk''
* ''Film/{{Ink}}''
* ''Izo''
* ''Lad: A Dog''
* ''Film/LarryCrowne''
* ''Film/{{Locke}}'': Toward the end of the film, the title character states that he's cleansed the family name, Locke, by making a difficult but principled decision that his own father failed to make.
* ''Film/{{Lolita}}''
* ''Film/MacGruber''
* ''Marius''
* ''Film/{{Marnie}}''
* ''Film/MarthaMarcyMayMarlene'' (All four are different names used during the film by the protagonist.
* ''Marty''
* ''Film/{{Mikey}}''
* ''Film/{{Nadine}}''
* ''Film/NormaRae''
* ''Film/{{Seabiscuit}}''
* ''Film/{{Shane}}''
* ''Willard''
* ''Film/{{Willow}}''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/AgnesGrey''
* ''Literature/{{Aimee}}'': A SecondaryCharacterTitle, the main character isn't named until the last chapter.
* ''Literature/AllanQuatermain''
* ''Literature/AlyzonWhitestarr''
* Several Creator/VCAndrews titles, including ''Angel'' and ''Ruby.''
* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl''
* ''Literature/{{Arthur}}''
* ''Barnaby Rudge''
* ''Literature/{{Baudolino}}''
* ''Literature/BillyBathgate''
* ''[[Creator/AlexanderPushkin Boris Godunov]]''
* ''Bruce'' by Albert Payson Terhune.
* ''Literature/{{Carrie}}''
* ''Literature/{{Cerberon}}''
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': Also a SecondaryCharacterTitle because she was DemotedToExtra.
* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' includes the novels ''Taran Wanderer'' and ''The High King.''
* ''Literature/{{Clarissa}}''
* ''Literature/ColasBreugnon''
* ''Literature/{{Coraline}}''
* ''Literature/DaisyMiller''
* ''Literature/DavidCopperfield''
* From ''Literature/TheDemonata'', we have ''Lord Loss'' and ''Bec''. [[spoiler: ''Demon Thief'' also counts.]]
* ''Doctor Rat'' by William Kotzwinkle.
* ''Literature/DoloresClaiborne''
* ''Domitor Leo'', which is the main character's nickname and title. It's a light novel series.
* ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'': ''Taltos''
* ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'': ''Literature/{{Tehanu}}''
* ''Literature/{{Emma}}''
* ''Literature/ErastFandorin''
* ''Literature/EthanFrome''
* ''[[Creator/AlexanderPushkin Eugene Onegin]]''
* "Ezekiel", the 2011 short story by Desmond Warzel.
* ''Literature/FirebirdTyers''
* ''Literature/{{Franklin}}''
* ''Literature/{{Gadsby}}''
* ''Literature/TheGiver'', although his real title is Receiver.
* ''Literature/{{Halvgudene}}'': is a weird example as it's named after the main characters' race(demigods) rather than their name.
* ''Literature/TheHardyBoys''
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''
* ''Literature/{{Heidi}}''
* ''Literature/TheHerewardTrilogy''
* The [[ICommaNoun much parodied]] ''Series/IClaudius''
* ''Literature/JadeGreen''
* ''Literature/JenniferGovernment''
* ''Literature/KingOfTheWaterRoads'' - Though the character is never seen and the general populace usually only knows him by that name.
* ''Lad: A Dog'' by Albert Payson Terhune.
* ''Literature/{{Lolita}}''
* ''Lucy Peale'' by Colby Rodowski.
* From Creator/JRRTolkien, we have ''Literature/{{Roverandom}}'', ''Literature/FarmerGilesOfHam'', ''Smith Of Wootton Major'' and ''Mr. Bliss''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Maisy}}'', also known more formally as ''Maisy Mouse.''
* ''Mary Poppins''
* ''Literature/TheMonk''
* ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'' in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series.
* ''Literature/NancyDrew''
* ''Literature/NicholasNickleby''
* ''Literature/OldKingdom'':
** ''Sabriel''
** ''Lirael''
** ''[[{{Prequel}} Clariel]]''
** ''Goldenhand'' (an epithet bestowed upon the above-mentioned Lirael [[spoiler:after she lost her hand in ''Abhorsen'' and got it replaced with a magical, golden prosthetic]])
* ''Literature/OliverTwist''
* ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray''
* ''Myth/RobinHood''
* ''Literature/{{RoTeO}}'' - the spinoff ''Crimson'' is the one which fits the trope. The former of the two is an amalgamation of letters from the main trio's names.
* ''Literature/SeptimusHeap''
* ''Literature/SilasMarner''
* ''Literature/{{Stargirl}}''
* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'': (Arranged roughly in InUniverse chronological order.)
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsAhsoka Ahsoka]]''
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsThrawn Thrawn]]''
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsTarkin Tarkin]]''
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsPhasma Phasma]]''
* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsKenobi Kenobi]]''
* Most of the ''Literature/TalesFromDimwoodForest'' books: ''Poppy'', ''Poppy And Rye'', ''Ragweed''.
* ''Literature/TheTenantOfWildfellHall''
* ''[[Literature/DeptfordMice Thomas]]''
* ''Literature/TrixieBelden''
* From the ''Literature/VampireChronicles,'' there's ''The Vampire Lestat'' and ''Queen of the Damned.''
* ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'': While not immediately obvious, it turns out that the title refers to a [[BackFromTheDead Returned]]. When he first returned, [[spoiler:Vasher]] was named by the priests as Warbreaker the Peaceful.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{ALF}}''
* ''Series/{{Alice1976}}''
* ''Series/AllyMcBeal''
* ''Series/BarneyMiller''
* ''Series/{{Becker}}''
* ''Series/{{Benson}}''
* ''Series/BlakesSeven'': This series actually fits into both this trope and [[spoiler:ArtifactTitle, as the titular character (Blake) disappears at the end of the second season, is absent for the third, and only reappears in the very last episode of the fourth (and final) season thus only appearing in just over half of the series.]]
* ''Series/{{Bull}}''
* ''Series/{{Cake}}''
* ''Series/{{Columbo}}''
* ''Series/{{Conan}}''
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' (''[[IAmNotShazam debatably]]'')
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]]
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek "Dalek"]]
* ''Series/DonaBarbara''
* ''Series/DongYi''
* ''Series/{{Ed}}''
* ''Series/EliStone''
* ''Series/{{Felicity}}''
* ''Series/{{Fish}}''
* ''Series/{{Flipper}}''
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}''
* ''Hancock'' (no, not [[Film/{{Hancock}} that one]] - last TV season of ''Hancock's Half Hour'')
* ''Series/HannahMontana''
* ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''
* ''Series/{{House}}''
* ''Series/ICarly''
* ''[[Series/TheSecretsOfIsis Isis]]'' (at least [[SyndicationTitle at first]])
* ''Series/TheJerrySpringerShow''
* ''Series/{{Jessie}}''
* ''Series/{{Joey}}''
* ''Series/JohnAdams''
* ''Series/JohnDoe''
* ''Series/{{Kings}}''
* ''Series/{{Kojak}}''
* ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker''
* ''Series/KyleXY''
* ''Series/{{Lassie}}''
* ''Series/LouGrant''
* ''Series/{{Louie}}''
* ''Series/{{Luther}}''
* ''Series/MacGyver''
* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''
* ''Series/{{Martin}}''
* ''Series/{{Matlock}}''
* ''Series/{{Maverick}}''
* ''Series/{{Maury}}''
* ''Series/{{Moesha}}''
* ''Series/MrBean''
* ''Series/MrBelvedere''
* ''Series/MrsColumbo''
* ''Series/{{Mulaney}}''
* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl''
* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''
* ''Series/TheNewAdventuresOfRobinHood''
* ''Series/NewAmsterdam''
* ''Series/{{Newhart}}''
* ''Series/{{Nikita}}''
* ''Series/NurseJackie''
* ''Series/TheOsbournes''
* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks''
* ''Series/TheParkers''
* ''Series/{{Phyllis}}''
* ''Series/{{Poirot}}''
* ''Series/{{Profit}}''
* ''Series/{{Quincy}}''
* ''Series/PunkyBrewster''
* ''Series/{{Reba}}''
* ''Series/{{Rhoda}}''
* ''Series/RobinHood''
* ''Series/{{Sharpe}}''
* ''Series/SherlockHolmes''
* ''Series/SkippyTheBushKangaroo''
* ''Series/SledgeHammer!''
* Some episode titles in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': "Ryan," "[[ManipulativeBitch Lucy]]," "Cyborg," "[[KneelBeforeZod Zod]]," "[[EvilTwin Bizarro]]," "[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]]," "[[MissingMom Lara]]" "[[StuffBlowingUp Plastique]]," "[[GenericDoomsdayVillain Doomsday]]," "[[BodyHorror Metallo]]," "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Supergirl]]," "Isis," "[[ForWantOfANail Luthor]]," "[[AlternateUniverse Kent]]," and "[[GloryHound Booster]]."
* ''Series/{{Sykes}}''
* ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand''
* ''Series/StargateSG1'', where ''SG-1'' refers to the team that's composed of the main characters.
* ''Series/SueThomasFBEye''
* ''Series/{{Taggart}}'' was named after its original main character, Jim Taggart, who was [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim killed off]] due to the death of Mark [=McManus=], who portrayed him. Rather surprisingly, the show carried on longer without him than it did when he was alive.
* ''Series/UglyBetty''
* ''Valerie'' is a strange case, as the eponymous character died early in the show's run. It was later retitled to ''[[FamilyTitle Valerie's Family]]'' and then ''Series/TheHoganFamily''.
* ''Series/VeronicaMars'': Also prominently features the Mars family as opposed to putting the father in the background.
* ''Series/{{Violetta}}''
* ''Seris/{{Wishbone}}''
* Near-miss: ''Series/RisingDamp'' was originally going to be called ''Rigsby''.
* Played with in ''Series/RemingtonSteele''. There is no character named Remington Steele, who is an in-universe fictional male boss of private detective Laura Holt. But since she can't prove that Creator/PierceBrosnan's character ''isn't'' the real Remington Steele without giving away the charade, she's forced to work with him anyway.
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Music]]
Songs titled after the person they are about:
* "Alex Chilton" (Music/TheReplacements)
* "Andy Warhol" (Music/DavidBowie)
* "Angie" (Music/TheRollingStones)
* "Antichrist Superstar" (Music/MarilynManson)
* "Aqualung" (Music/JethroTull)
* "Billie Jean" (Music/MichaelJackson)
* "Charlie Brown" (one by The Coasters, one by Music/{{Coldplay}}; the former is unrelated, the latter doesn't mention him)
* "Coma Black" (Music/MarilynManson)
* "Coma White" (Music/MarilynManson)
* "Daniel" (Music/EltonJohn)
* "Delilah" (many people made songs with this title, among them Music/{{Queen}} and Music/TomJones)
* "Della Brown" (Music/{{Queensryche}})
* "Dinah" (Music/BingCrosby and others)
* "Eleanor Rigby" (Music/TheBeatles)
* "The Fall of Adam" (Music/MarilynManson)
* "Jack and Diane" (Music/JohnCougarMellencamp)
* "James Dean" (Music/{{Eagles}})
* "Jean" (Music/{{Oliver}})
* "Jeremy" (Music/PearlJam)
* "Jesus of Suburbia" (Music/GreenDay)
* "Jezebel" (Frankie Laine and others)
* "Jimmy" (again, same title by different artists, for example Music/{{Tool}} - who renders the title in lowercase letters - and Music/{{MIA}})
* "Joan Crawford" (Music/BlueOysterCult)
* "Jolene" (Music/DollyParton)
* "Laura" (Same title, different songs.)
* "Layla" ([[Music/EricClapton Derek and the Dominos]])
* "Linda" (Music/FrankSinatra and others)
* "Lola" (Music/TheKinks)
* "Lump" (Music/ThePresidentsOfTheUnitedStatesOfAmerica)
* "Mr. Crowley" (Music/OzzyOsbourne)
* "Mary Long" (a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Music/DeepPurple stab at [[MoralGuardians Mary Whitehouse]])
* "Sheila" (Tommy Roe)
* "Tom Sawyer" (Music/{{Rush}})
* "Ziggy Stardust" (Music/DavidBowie)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/AndyCapp''
* ''{{Axa}}''
* ''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}''
* ''BrendaStarr''
* ''Broom Hilda''
* ''ComicStrip/DickTracy''
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''
* ''Ernie'' at first. Then it was renamed to ''ComicStrip/PiranhaClub''.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Frazz}}''
* ''ComicStrip/FunkyWinkerbean''
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''
* ''{{Garth}}''
* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible''
* ''ComicStrip/{{Heathcliff}}''
* ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat''
* ''ComicStrip/LilAbner''
* ''ComicStrip/LittleOrphanAnnie''
* ''ComicStrip/MarkTrail''
* ''ComicStrip/{{Marmaduke}}''
* ''ComicStrip/{{Marvin}}''
* ''ComicStrip/MaryWorth''
* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise''
* ''ComicStrip/Pogo''
* Both ''ComicStrip/SallyForthWood'' and ''ComicStrip/SallyForthHoward''
* ''ComicStrip/SlylockFox''
* ''ComicStrip/ZippyThePinhead''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* ''Wrestling/{{Ring Of Ho|nor}}micide'' in 2006.[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theater]]
* ''Theatre/{{Alcestis}}''
* ''Theatre/AuntieMame'' (and ''Mame'', the musical)
* ''Barnum''
* ''César''
* ''Theatre/{{Coriolanus}}''
* ''Theatre/{{Cymbeline}}''
* ''Deirdre of the Sorrows''
* ''Fanny'' (A 1932 play as well as a 1954 musical based on it.)
* ''Theatre/{{Fiorello}}''
* ''Galileo''
* ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''
* ''Theatre/HenryV''
* ''Theatre/HenryVI'' parts 1, 2, and 3
* ''Theatre/{{Iolanthe}}''
* ''Theatre/KingLear''
* ''Kordian''
* ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''
* ''Major Barbara''
* ''Marius''
* ''Theatre/{{Medea}}''
* ''Theatre/{{Oliver}}''
* ''Theatre/{{Othello}}''
* ''Pal Joey''
* ''Theatre/{{Patience}}''
* ''Theatre/{{PrincessIda}}''
* ''Theatre/RichardII''
* ''Theatre/RichardIII''
* ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''
* ''Saint Joan''
* ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Radio]]
* ''Radio/TheGreatGildersleeve''
* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/AlanWake''
* ''VideoGame/{{Amea}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Beetlejuice}}'' (one on NES based on the film, one on Game Boy based on the cartoon)
* ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!'' (both the name of the character, and the film he stars in)
* ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheCave'' (who happens to be a GeniusLoci and the game's LemonyNarrator)
* ''VideoGame/{{Ceville}}''
* The ninth game in the ''VideoGame/DarkTales'' series is ''Metzengerstein,'' which is the surname of one of the major characters.
* ''VideoGame/{{Dropsy}}''
* ''Enemy 585'' by Creator/{{Nitrome}}
* ''VideoGame/FranBow''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gish}}''
* ''GitarooMan''
* ''VideoGame/GoreScreamingShow'' (Yes, that's the name of a major character in it.)
* ''VideoGame/TheGreatGianaSisters''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gubble}}''
* ''VideoGame/IttleDew''
* ''Isaku''
* ''VideoGame/JackKeane''
* ''VideoGame/JackOrlando''
* ''VideoGame/{{Kamui}}''
* ''VideoGame/LaraCroftTombRaider''
* ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' series
* ''VideoGame/{{Lucius}}''
* The ''Mega Man'' series, with a few exceptions:
** ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'', although said series was named ''Rockman.EXE'' in Japan.
** ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'', though [[LostInTranslation in Japanese]] the main character is occasionally referred to as "Shooting Star Rockman", a GratuitousEnglish translation of the original title ''Ryusei no Rockman''.
** The only true aversion was ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' which was about Zero, who had no relation to Mega Man and it wasn't his name at all.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake''. Ironically, the game which truly explored Solid Snake's character was ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', which perhaps also counts.
* ''VideoGame/MisterMosquito''
* ''VideoGame/MrDriller''
* ''VideoGame/MrNutz''
* ''VideoGame/{{Nidhogg}}'', the dragon that eats you at the end.
* ''VideoGame/{{NieR}}'', although you are prompted to rename the main character.
* ''VideoGame/PajamaSam''
* ''VideoGame/{{Pickory}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Scaler}}''
* ''VideoGame/SeriousSam''
* ''VideoGame/SimontheSorcerer''
* ''TyTheTasmanianTiger''
* ''VideoGame/VictorVran''
* ''VideoGame/{{Yoshi}}''/''Mario & Yoshi'' (US and European names respectively) although averted with the Japanese version which was called ''Yossy no Tamago''.
* ''VideoGame/WhoaDave''
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/TheLebrons''
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''
* Most ''WebAnimation/RatboyGenius'' sub-series (''Ratboy's Kingdom'', ''Ratboy Genius Dreams... VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', ''[[ShowWithinAShow Happyman on the Red Planet and George]]'').
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* NSFW webcomic ''Alphie''.
* ''WebComic/AxeCop''
* ''Webcomic/BrunoTheBandit''
* ''Webcomic/BugMartini''
* ''Webcomic/CaptainUfo''
* ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest''
* ''Webcomic/CheckerboardNightmare''
* ''Webcomic/CityFace''
* ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan''
* ''Webcomic/TheFourth'' takes its title from Lord Tiberius Skarva IV.
* ''Webcomic/{{Jack|DavidHopkins}}'', named after the Anthropomorphic representation of the [[SevenDeadlySins Sin of Wrath]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Keiki}}'' (Same name as the smart girl among the main characters, who herself is named after the UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}}an word for "[[MeaningfulName child]]." Thus, the title could refer to any of the Hawaiian children among the main characters, which is convenient since Keiki's prominence has decreased over the years.)
* ''Webcomic/{{Lightbringer}}''
* ''Webcomic/{{Maliki}}''
* ''{{Webcomic/Matchu}}''
* ''Webcomic/{{Nimona}}''
* ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' (although Oglaf is a very minor character)
* ''Webcomic/{{Poharex}}''
* ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth''
* ''Webcomic/{{Rain}}''
* ''Webcomic/{{Ratfist}}''
* ''{{Webcomic/Redd}}''
* ''Webcomic/RiceBoy''
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''
* ''{{Webcomic/Tripp}}''
* ''Webcomic/{{Wigu}}'' (although the character's name is derived from the acronym of a former strip, ''When I Grow Up'')
* ''Webcomic/{{Zap}}!''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Video]]
* ''WebVideo/AitorMolinaVs''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAlvinShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' refers to Stan, the father.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''
* ''Series/{{Bagpuss}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bod}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand''
* ''Western Animation/{{Caillou}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/ACatInParis''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gofrette}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Heathcliff}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius''
* ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/LittleBill''
* ''WesternAnimation/MartinMorning''
* ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery''
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''
* ''WesternAnimation/SherlockHolmesInTheTwentySecondCentury''
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''
* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder''
* ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker''
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