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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 decides to quit, it could spell the end of the show.

See also ProtagonistTitle, AntagonistTitle, SecondaryCharacterTitle, and RoleCalled, which takes it further, inserting the character's [[JobTitle title]] too. Another variation is CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase. If two people are in there, see NameAndName. If the eponymous character doesn't appear until the end, this character is TheNamesake. {{Biopic}}s are especially prone to this for obvious reasons, often in the form of MononymousBiopicTitle.

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.

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!!Examples (by original medium):

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Adolf}}'': An interesting example, in that it has ''[[OneSteveLimit three title characters]]''. Including [[AdolfHitler that one.]]
* ''Manga/{{Akagi}}''
* ''{{Akumetsu}}''
* ''Franchise/{{Anpanman}}''
* ''Manga/AnsatsuKyoushitsu''[[note]]Assassination Classroom[[/note]]: The entire Class-3-E.
* ''Manga/AstroBoy''
* ''BakiTheGrappler''
* ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}''
* ''Manga/BlackJack''
* ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo''
* ''CandyCandy''
* ''{{CANAAN}}''
* ''Anime/CuteyHoney''
* ''Anime/CombattlerV''
* ''Anime/{{Daimos}}''
* ''Anime/{{Daitarn3}}''
* ''Manga/{{Devilman}}''
* ''{{Doraemon}}''
* ''FlintTheTimeDetective''
* ''Manga/GetterRobo''
* ''{{Gigantor}}''
* ''LightNovel/{{Gokudo}}''
* ''Anime/GreatMazinger''
* ''{{Himawari}}!''
* ''Manga/InuYasha''
* ''Isaku''
* ''{{Kaiji}}''
* ''{{Karin}}''
* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''
* ''KeroroGunso''
* ''KimbaTheWhiteLion''
* ''KirbyOfTheStars''
* ''{{Kobato}}''
* ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg''
* ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''
* ''Franchise/LupinIII''
* ''{{Madlax}}''
* ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''
* ''Anime/MazingerZ''
* ''{{Nana}}''
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
* ''Anime/NieaUnder7''
* ''{{Noein}}''
* ''LightNovel/OokamiSan''
* ''{{Paprika}}''
* ''Papuwa''
* ''Anime/PrincessTutu''
* ''[[ProjectAKo Project A-ko]]''
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''
** ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica''
** ''Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica''
* ''RanmaOneHalf''
* ''[[Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn Reborn!]]'': But while he's an important character, he's not the protagonist.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon''
* ''Manga/{{Saki}}''
* ''SamuraiDeeperKyo''
* ''{{Sankarea}}''
* ''SonicX''
* ''Manga/SoulEater''
** This one works on several levels; it is a character's name, a description of several [[EquippableAlly characters]] (both good and [[TheBigBad bad]]), and used figuratively by Crona in the penultimate chapter to describe fear.
* ''Anime/SpaceDandy''
* ''SuperMilkChan''
* ''{{Toriko}}''
* ''{{Unico}}''
* ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''
* ''Anime/VoltesV''
* ''YawaraTheFashionableJudoGirl''
* ''[[{{Yotsubato}} Yotsuba&!]]''
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'', partially.
* ''Anime/{{Zambot3}}''
* ''ZatchBell''
* [[NyanpireTheAnimation Nyanpire]]
[[/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 ''{{Shazam}}''[[note]]That is, until the ''{{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/{{Daredevil}}''
* ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}''
* ''{{Darkhawk}}''
* ''Comicbook/TheFlash''
* ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon''
* ''Comicbook/GreenLantern''
* ''Comicbook/LenoreTheCuteLittleDeadGirl''
* ''Comicbook/{{Madman}}''
* ''Comicbook/NikolaiDante''
* ''Comicbook/QuantumAndWoody''
* ''Comicbook/TheSavageDragon''
* ''Comicbook/ScottPilgrim''
* ''Comicbook/TheAwesomeSlapstick''
* ''Speedball The Masked Marvel''
* ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}''
* ''Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}''

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 Seventies. [[SelfDemonstrating/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/{{Cerebus}}''
* ''ComicBook/FritzTheCat''
* ''ComicBook/GastonLagaffe''
* ''Hälge'' (A swedish comic)
* ''Comicbook/JetDream''
* ''ComicBook/OmahaTheCatDancer''
* ''ScottPilgrim''
* ''Comicbook/{{Tintin}}''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* Literature/{{Bearskin}}
* Literature/BootsWhoMadeThePrincessSayThatsAStory
* 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]]", "[[Literature/SherlockHolmes The Dying Detective]]".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}''
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunksMeetFrankenstein'' & ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunksMeetTheWolfman''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}''
* ''Disney/{{Bambi}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman''
* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''
* ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}}''
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick''
* ''Film/{{Adam}}''
* ''Film/AeonFlux''
* ''Film/{{Alfie}}''
* ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' as well as ''Squeakquel'' and ''Chipwrecked''
* ''Film/{{Amelie}}'' (''Amelie'' in the English release)
* ''Film/AndroclesAndTheLion''
* ''Film/{{Angie}}''
* ''Film/{{Beethoven}}''
* ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}''
* ''Film/BillyMadison''
* ''Film/{{Bobby}}''
* ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' (as well as [[Film/ConanTheDestroyer the sequel]] and [[Film/ConanTheBarbarian2011 the reboot]])
* ''Film/DirtyHarry'' (but not the sequels)
* ''Film/DonnieDarko''
* ''Film/EdwardScissorhands''
* ''Film/EdWood''
* ''Film/{{Elizabeth}}''
* ''Film/{{Fletch}}''
* ''Film/ForrestGump''
* ''Film/{{Frank}}''
* ''Film/{{Gerry}}''
* ''Film/{{Gilda}}''
* ''Film/AGnomeNamedGnorm''
* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''
** ''Film/{{Rodan}}''
** ''Film/{{Mothra}}''
* ''Film/{{Hancock}}''
* ''Hanuman''
* ''Film/HappyGilmore''
* ''Film/{{Heathers}}''
* ''Hirokin: The Last Samurai''
* ''Film/HudsonHawk''
* ''Film/{{Hugo}}''
* ''Franchise/IndianaJones''
* ''Film/{{Ink}}''
* ''Film/IpMan''
* ''Izo''
* ''Film/{{Jack|1996}}''
* ''Film/JackieBrown''
* ''Film/JohnCarter''
* ''Film/KenPark''
* ''Film/{{Klute}}''
* ''Film/LarryCrowne''
* ''Film/{{Laura}}''
* ''[[Film/TheProfessional Leon]]'' (in the French release)
* ''Film/LittleAlvinAndTheMiniMunks''
* ''Film/{{Lolita}}''
* ''Film/MacGruber''
* ''Film/MalcolmX''
* ''Film/{{Marnie}}''
* ''Marty''
* ''Film/MichaelClayton''
* ''Film/{{Mikey}}''
* ''Film/{{Nadine}}''
* ''Film/NapoleonDynamite''
* ''Film/{{Ninotchka}}''
* ''Film/NormaJeanAndMarilyn''
* ''Film/NormaRae''
* ''Film/{{Patton}}''
* ''Film/{{Paul}}''
* ''Film/{{Rambo}}'' (though in the US, [[ElectricBoogaloo the succession of titles is confusing]])
* ''{{Rango}}''
* ''Film/{{Roberta}}''
* ''Franchise/RoboCop''
* ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' (even further in ''RockyBalboa'')
* ''Film/{{Sabrina}}''
* ''Film/{{Salt}}''
* ''Film/{{Seabiscuit}}''
* ''Film/{{Shane}}''
* ''Film/SherlockHolmes''
* ''[[Film/SophieSchollTheFinalDays Sophie Scholl - The Final Days]]'', often shortened to ''Sophie Scholl''.
* ''Film/{{Tron}}''
* ''Film/VeraDrake''
* ''Film/{{Willow}}''
* As noted in the comic book section, superhero movies also tend to feature the character names' in their titles. The exception being ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''. Also, ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' was simply retitled ''The First Avenger'' in South Korea and Russia.
** There is also ''Film/ManOfSteel'', the latest Superman movie.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/AgnesGrey''
* ''AllanQuatermain''
* ''{{Aimee}}'': A SecondaryCharacterTitle, the main character isn't named until the last chapter.
* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl''
* ''Literature/{{Arthur}}''
* ''Literature/{{Baudolino}}''
* ''BillyBathgate''
* ''[[Creator/AlexanderPushkin Boris Godunov]]''
* ''{{Carrie}}''
* ''Literature/{{Cerberon}}''
* ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}''
* ''Literature/{{Clarissa}}''
* ''Literature/ColasBreugnon''
* ''Literature/{{Coraline}}''
* ''Literature/DaisyMiller''
* ''Literature/DoloresClaiborne''
* Domitor Leo, (which is the main character's nickname and title.) It's a light novel series.
* ''Literature/DonQuixote''
* ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''
* ''{{Literature/Emma}}''
* ''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eragon]]''
* ''ErastFandorin''
* ''Literature/EthanFrome''
* ''[[Creator/AlexanderPushkin Eugene Onegin]]''
* "Ezekiel", the 2011 short story by Desmond Warzel.
* ''Literature/FirebirdTyers''
* ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}''
* ''{{Franklin}}''
* ''Literature/{{Gadsby}}''
* ''Literature/{{Halvgudene}}'': is a weird example as it's named after the main characters' race(demigods) rather than their name.
* ''Literature/TheHardyBoys''
* ''Literature/HarryPotter''
** Also includes Prisoner of Azkaban and Half-Blood Prince.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''
* ''Literature/{{Heidi}}''
* ''Literature/TheHerewardTrilogy''
* The [[ICommaNoun much parodied]] ''Series/IClaudius''
* ''Literature/JadeGreen''
* ''Literature/JaneEyre''
* ''Jennifer Government''
* ''Literature/KingOfTheWaterRoads'' - Though the character is never seen and the general populace usually only knows him by that name.
* ''{{Lolita}}''
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' - Antagonist title. The Lord of the Rings is Sauron.
** Also from Creator/JRRTolkien, ''Literature/{{Roverandom}}'', ''Literature/FarmerGilesOfHam'', ''Smith Of Wootton Major'' and ''Mr. Bliss''.
* ''Mary Poppins''
* ''Literature/TheMonk''
* ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'' in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series.
* ''NancyDrew''
* ''Literature/NicholasNickleby''
* ''Literature/{{Rebecca}}''
* A number of ''{{Redwall}}'' books.
* ''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.
* ''Sabriel'' and ''Lirael'', the first two books of the ''Literature/OldKingdom'' trilogy. (The third book, ''Abhorsen'', is a JobTitle.)
* ''Literature/SeptimusHeap''
* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes''
** Actually a subversion, as ''none'' of the book titles ever begin with his name. Only the short story anthologies have his name in the titles at all: ''The Adventures of'', ''The Memoirs of'', ''The Return of'', and ''Casebook of''. ''His Last Bow'' is the exception to the rule.
* ''Literature/SilasMarner''
* ''Stargirl''
* From ''Literature/TheDemonata'', we have ''Lord Loss'' and ''Bec''. [[spoiler: ''Demon Thief'' also counts.]]
* Most of the ''TalesFromDimwoodForest'' books: ''Poppy'', ''Poppy And Rye'', ''Ragweed''.
* ''[[{{Dragaera}} Taltos]]''
* ''[[Literature/EarthseaTrilogy Tehanu]]''
* ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray''
* ''Literature/TheTenantOfWildfellHall''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{ALF}}''
* ''Series/{{Ally McBeal}}''
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''
** In-universe example with the television series ''Cordy'', which Cordelia would have starred in if she hadn't bumped into Angel at a Hollywood party.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
* ''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/{{Bones}}'' [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Well, sort of.]]
* ''Series/{{Cake}}''
* ''Series/{{Castle}}''
* ''Series/{{Columbo}}''
* ''Series/{{Conan}}''
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}''
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}''
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' (''[[IAmNotShazam debatably]]'')
* ''Series/DonaBarbara''
* ''Series/DongYi''
* ''Series/{{Ed}}''
* ''Series/EliStone''
* ''Series/{{Felicity}}''
* ''Series/{{Fish}}''
* ''Series/{{Flipper}}''
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}''
* ''Hancock'' (no, not [[{{Hancock}} that one]] - last TV season of ''Hancock's Half Hour'')
* ''Series/HannahMontana''
* ''Series/{{Hannibal}}''
* ''Series/HoratioHornblower''
* ''Series/{{House}}''
* ''Series/ICarly''
* ''[[Series/TheSecretsOfIsis Isis]]'' (at least [[SyndicationTitle at first]])
* ''Series/TheJerrySpringerShow''
* ''Series/{{Jessie}}''
* ''Series/JoanOfArcadia''
* ''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/{{Maude}}''
* ''Series/{{Maury}}''
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}''
* ''Series/{{Moesha}}''
* ''Series/{{Monk}}''
* ''Series/MrBean''
* ''Series/MrBelvedere''
* ''Series/MrsColumbo''
* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl''
* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''
* ''Series/TheNewAdventuresOfOldChristine''
* ''Series/TheNewAdventuresOfRobinHood''
* ''Series/NewAmsterdam''
* ''Series/{{Newhart}}''
* ''Series/{{Nikita}}''
* ''Series/NurseJackie''
* ''Series/TheOsbournes''
* ''Series/TheParkers''
* ''Series/{{Phyllis}}''
* ''Series/{{Poirot}}''
* ''Series/{{Profit}}''
* ''Series/{{Quincy}}''
* ''Series/PunkyBrewster''
* ''Series/{{Reba}}''
* ''Series/{{Rhoda}}''
* ''Series/RobinHood''
* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}''
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''
* ''Series/{{Sharpe}}''
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''
* ''Series/SherlockHolmes''
* ''SkippyTheBushKangaroo''
* ''Series/SledgeHammer!''
* Some episode titles in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': ''Ryan'', ''[[ManipulativeBitch Lucy]]'', ''Cyborg'', ''[[KneelBeforeZod Zod]]'', ''[[EvilTwin Bizarro]]'', ''[[{{Supergirl}} Kara]]'', ''[[MissingMom Lara]]'', ''[[StuffBlowingUp Plastique]]'', ''[[GenericDoomsdayVillain Doomsday]]'', ''[[BodyHorror Metallo]]'', ''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Supergirl]]'', ''Isis'', ''[[ForWantOfANail Luthor]]'', ''[[AlternateUniverse Kent]]'', ''[[GloryHound Booster]]''
* ''Series/{{Sykes}}''
* ''Series/TheSopranos''
* ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand''
* Sort-of example: ''Series/StargateSG1'', where ''SG-1'' refers to the team that's composed of the main characters.
* ''Series/SueThomasFBEye''
* ''Series/Taggart'' (The series was named after its original main character, Jim Taggart, who was 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'': a strange case, as the eponymous character left early in the show's run. It was later retitled to ''[[FamilyTitle Valerie's Family]]'' and then ''[[FamilyTitle The Hogan Family]]''.
* ''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 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]]
When bands do this with their albums, it's a SelfTitledAlbum.

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

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''AndyCapp''
* ''{{Axa}}''
* ''BeetleBailey''
* ''{{Blondie}}''
* ''BrendaStarr''
* ''{{Buckles}}''
* ''{{Cathy}}''
* ''{{Crankshaft}}''
* ''ComicStrip/DickTracy''
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''
* ''Ernie'' at first. Then it was renamed to ''ComicStrip/PiranhaClub''.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Frazz}}''
* ''{{Garfield}}''
* ''{{Garth}}''
* ''{{Heathcliff}}''
* ''LilAbner''
* ''{{Marmaduke}}''
* ''{{Marvin}}''
* ''MaryWorth''
* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise''
* ''ComicStrip/SallyForthHoward''
* ''ComicStrip/SallyForthWood''
* ''ComicStrip/SlylockFox''
* ''{{Ziggy}}''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pinball]]
* ''Pinball/TheAtarians''
* ''Pinball/BabyPacMan''
* ''Pinball/{{Barracora}}''
* ''[[Pinball/DrDude Dr. Dude]]''
* ''Pinball/{{Hercules}}''
* ''Pinball/MataHari''
* ''[[Pinball/PinBot Pin*Bot]]''
** ''[[Pinball/TheMachineBrideOfPinBot The Machine: Bride of Pin*Bot]]''
* ''[[Pinball/RedAndTedsRoadShow Red & Ted's Road Show]]''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theater]]
* ''Theatre/{{Alcestis}}''
* ''Theatre/{{Annie}}''
* ''Theatre/AuntieMame'' (and ''Mame'', the musical)
* ''Theatre/{{Coriolanus}}''
* ''Theatre/{{Cymbeline}}''
* ''Deirdre of the Sorrows''
* ''Theatre/{{Evita}}''
* ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''
* ''Theatre/HenryIV'' parts 1 and 2
* ''Theatre/HenryV''
* ''Theatre/HenryVI''
* ''Theatre/HenryVIII''
* ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar''
* ''Kordian''
* ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''
* ''Theatre/{{Medea}}''
* ''Theatre/{{Othello}}''
* ''PeterPan''
* ''Theatre/{{Pippin}}''
* ''Theatre/RichardII''
* ''Theatre/RichardIII''
* ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''
* ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''AlanWake''
* ''VideoGame/{{Amea}}''
* ''Banjo-Kazooie''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bubsy}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!'' (both the name of the character, and the film he stars in)
* ''{{Catherine}}''
* ''VideoGame/TheCave'' (who happens to be a GeniusLoci and the game's LemonyNarrator)
* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot''
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''
* ''VideoGame/DukeNukem''
* ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim''
* ''VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin''
* ''Enemy 585'' by Creator/{{Nitrome}}
* ''VideoGame/GabrielKnight''
* ''{{Gish}}''
* ''GitarooMan''
* ''GoreScreamingShow'' (Yes, that's the name of a major character in it.)
* ''{{Gubble}}''
* ''{{Ib}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}''
* ''Isaku''
* ''Ittle Dew''
* ''JakAndDaxter''
* ''[[VideoGame/JoeAndMac Joe & Mac]]'' the home version.
* ''{{Kamui}}''
* ''{{Karnov}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}''
* ''{{Koudelka}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Mappy}}''
* ''Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu''
* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne''
* ''VideoGame/MisterMosquito''
* ''VideoGame/MrDo''
* ''MrDriller''
* ''MrNutz''
* ''VideoGame/{{NieR}}'', although you are prompted to rename the main character.
* ''VideoGame/PacMan''
* ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'', though it's just code name for agent Joanna Dark.
* ''{{Pickory}}''
* ''[[VideoGame/KikiKaiKai Pocky & Rocky]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Qbert}}''
* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank''
* ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Ristar}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Scaler}}''
* ''SeriousSam''
* ''{{Somari}}''
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''
* ''SpyroTheDragon''
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''
** And before that, ''VideoGame/MarioBros.''
* ''VideoGame/TheGreatGianaSisters''
* ''VideoGame/ToejamAndEarl''
* ''Toki Towa'' (a.k.a. ''VideoGame/TimeAndEternity''), named for demure princess Toki and her SplitPersonality ActionGirl side, Towa.
* ''{{Tomba}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{TwinBee}}''
* ''TyTheTasmanianTiger''
* ''{{Vexx}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Yoshi}}''/''Mario & Yoshi'' (US and European names respectively) although averted with the Japanese version which was called ''Yossy no Tamago''.
* The ''Mega Man'' series, with a few exceptions:
** ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'', although said series was named ''Rockman.EXE'' in Japan.
** ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce''
*** 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.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''
* Most ''WebAnimation/RatboyGenius'' sub-series (''Ratboy's Kingdom'', ''Ratboy Genius Dreams... Minecraft'', ''[[ShowWithinAShow Happyman on the Red Planet and George]]'').
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''WebComic/AxeCop''
* ''Webcomic/{{Bug|Martini}}''
* ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest''
* ''CheckerboardNightmare''
* ''Webcomic/CityFace''
* ''DominicDeegan''
* ''TheFourth'' takes it's title from Lord Tiberius Skarva IV.
* ''GeneCatlow'', though it focuses on secondary characters much more often... Gene probably has plurality of screen time, at least.
* ''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 {{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/Matchu}}''
* ''Webcomic/{{Nimona}}''
* ''{{Poharex}}''
* ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth''
* ''{{Ratfist}}''
* ''{{Webcomic/Redd}}''
* ''RiceBoy''
* ''{{Webcomic/Tripp}}''
* ''{{Wigu}}'' (although the character's name is derived from the acronym of a former strip, ''When I Grow Up'')
* ''Webcomic/{{Zap}}!''
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAlvinShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''
* ''Series/{{Bagpuss}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}''
* ''{{Bod}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand''
* ''{{Chowder}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''
* ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Heathcliff}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons''
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo''
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest''
* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest''
* ''Kaeloo''
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''
* ''WebAnimation/TheLebrons''
* ''WesternAnimation/LittleBill''
* ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery''
* ''WesternAnimation/NapoleonDynamite''
* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn''
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''
* ''WesternAnimation/SherlockHolmesInTheTwentySecondCentury''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
* ''SpaceGhost''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''
* ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker''
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