AliceAndBob are introduced to each other. They ask each other "Have we met?" or "Do I know you?". This is used to indicate:
* An UncannyFamilyResemblance to someone Alice or Bob knows.
* Alice and Bob are long lost relations of some sort.
* Alice or Bob is an IdenticalStranger to someone.
* Alice or Bob is making an ActorAllusion, or are part of a CastingGag where they played characters who had a relationship in a different show, or they are {{Relationship Voice Actor}}s, or they are ThoseTwoActors, and the writers wanted to [[LampshadeHanging point that out]].
* Alice or Bob knew each other [[{{Reincarnation}} in a past life]].
* Alice or Bob is actually Christie or Charlie in a PaperThinDisguise.
* Alice or Bob is a ForgottenChildhoodFriend.
* Alice or Bob is suffering from CloningBlues.
* Alice or Bob simply has a bad memory, or more dramatically, is suffering from some kind of memory-related ailment.
* Alice or Bob do know each other, but one or the other is teasing.
** Alternately, neither Alice nor Bob actually know each other; one of them is just being a flirt.
* Alice or Bob is LiteralMinded or a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} and misconstrued an otherwise innocuous statement. (See also SarcasmFailure.)
* Alice or Bob is playing with the TimeyWimeyBall and suffering from a bit of TimeTravelTenseTrouble, resulting in HaveWeMetYet.
* Alice or Bob has gone dimension-hopping and met Earth-1 Alice/Bob.
* Alice [[WholesomeCrossdresser is actually]] [[GenderBender Alex]] (or Bob is actually Barbara).
* Alice and Bob do know each other, and one of them is asking the other "What are you doing here?" in a way that [[WeDoNotKnowEachOther does not tip off the others to their association]].
* Alice and Bob do know each other, but the one asking the question is giving the other the cold shoulder.
** Perhaps she considers him (or vice versa) an unwelcome AbhorrentAdmirer.

Since this is a supertrope of the above, please put those examples in the appropriate sub-tropes.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* At the end of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', [[spoiler: Enishi and his father, whom we only know as "oibore"]], run into each other in the hobo camp and have the vaguest feeling that they may know each other, but neither thinks anything of it (or [[spoiler: oibore]] just decided to not reveal himself).
* In a chapter of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Akane gets brainwashed (literally, with shampoo on the scalp) to forget Ranma. She says this to Ranma multiple times in the chapter, but also once to her dad as a joke.
* In the first episode of ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' Yurika runs into Akito and asks if she's met him before. Akito says that they've never met, not realizing until Yurika has left that she's the girl he was friends with as a child.
* LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya asks Kyon this during their first conversation. [[spoiler:She has in fact met him before, but Kyon hasn't; he will meet her [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble three years ago a couple of months later]].]]
* It happens on one of the last episodes of "Hamatora", between the big bad and the guy who owns the bar where the heroes work.


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/DuckSoup''
-->'''Ambassador Trentino:''' Have we met each other before, sir?\\
'''Rufus T. Firefly:''' I don't think so. In fact, I'm not sure I'm seeing you now; it must be something I ate.
* ''Film/GetShorty''
-->'''Harry Zimm:''' Have we met? I don't recall.\\
'''Chili Palmer:''' We just did. I told you, my name is Chili Palmer.
* ''Film/{{Multiplicity}}''. Doug Kinney has been suffering from CloningBlues.
-->'''Woman in Restaurant:''' Have we met?\\
'''Doug Kinney:''' No.
* ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'': Clayton says it after hearing Tarzan say his name, which he learned from Jane. Later, he uses it more sarcastically when Tarzan is captured by his minions.
* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl''
-->'''Captain Jack Sparrow:''' You look somewhat familiar, have I threatened you before?
* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''
-->'''Cpt. Hammer:''' You look ''horribly'' familiar.
* ''Film/DejaVu'' when Claire, who just witnessed her rescuer, [[spoiler:Doug, get killed in an explosion, sees his present-day self (as opposed to the one who traveled back in time and was killed) appear. He then asks her this question when she is on the verge of tears at seeing him. Doug seems to regain his future self's memories of Claire at the end of the movie]].
* ''Film/ShesTheMan'': Duke runs into Viola out of her disguise as Sebastian
--> ''Duke:'' Do I know you?
-->''Viola'' (in a high pitched girl voice) No!
* ''Film/AngelHeart'': When Harold Angel visits his new client Mr. Cyphre, the latter notes that Angel somehow looks familiar, but Angel doesn't think they've met before. [[spoiler:It turns out that Cyphre is actually Satan. He has a contract on Angel's soul, and was just messing with the amnesiac Angel.]]
* ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' - When James Bond and Gustav Graves are introduced, Graves looks at him funny and asks if they've met before. Bond says he'd remember. [[spoiler: "Graves" is actually a villain from earlier in the movie given plastic surgery, enjoying his ability to hide under Bond's nose.]]
* ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'': When the Lord Marshal meets Riddick and gives him the knife belonging to the warrior that Riddick has just slain, he wonders if they've met before. Subsequent interrogation confirms Riddick to be one of [[GenocideBackfire the last survivors of a race that the Lord Marshal had wiped out]] years before as a young warrior. The extended version of the film makes this literal: [[spoiler:the Lord Marshal is the one who attempted to kill Riddick as a newborn infant by strangling him with his own umbilical cord.]]


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/{{Alias}}'' episode "Succession"
-->'''Ushek San'ko:''' Chateau Patreuse, 1982...your favorite, no?\\
'''Julian Sark:''' [surprised] Have we met?
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': DefiedTrope In "Blood Money", neither Angel nor Anne recognize one another, despite having met briefly three years earlier. For Angel, who spent centuries in a Hell dimension inbetween, it's been even longer than that. Writer Mere Smith explains: "Joss was like, 'Do you remember everybody you met three years ago, and shared three sentences with?' And I was like, 'Oh, fine, use logic.'"
* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' episode "Forget Me Now"
-->'''Larry:''' Interfere? I ought to pull down your pants and spank your ass raw.\\
'''Michael:''' I'm sorry, have we met?
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' "Becoming: Part 2"
-->'''Joyce:''' Have we met?\\
'''Spike:''' Uh, you hit me with an axe one time. Remember "Get the hell away from my daughter"?
* ''Series/CharliesAngels'' episode "To See an Angel Die"
-->'''Kris Munroe:''' Have we met?\\
'''Tom Grainger:''' No, we've never met. But we have something in common.\\
'''Kris Munroe:''' Oh?\\
'''Tom Grainger:''' [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya My name is Tom Grainger]]. [[YouKilledMyFather You killed my wife]]. [PrepareToDie]
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Emissary"
-->'''Commander Benjamin Sisko:''' It's been a long time, Captain.\\
'''Captain Jean-Luc Picard:''' Have we met before?\\
'''Commander Sisko:''' Yes, sir. We met in battle. I was on the ''Saratoga'' at Wolf 359[[note]]Where his wife was killed by the Borg cube commanded by Locutus (Picard)[[/note]].
* ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' "The Bionic Woman: Part 2"
-->'''Joseph Ronaugh:''' Colonel Steven Austin. I can't tell you what a pleasure it is to see you face to face again.\\
'''Col. Steve Austin:''' Have we met before?
* Subverted famously in ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', such as in this example:
-->'''George, into the phone:''' Jerry! Jerry, you gotta help me!\\
'''Jerry:''' ''(Pauses, smiling)'' Who is this?
* ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' [=S1E4=], after Curtis rewound time so that he never got his ASBO. Happens repeatedly, even! With the same character, too!
-->'''Curtis:''' Oy, Nathan, I need your help!\\
'''Nathan:''' ...Do I know you? ''[glances at Curtis, who is kneeling]'' Are you taking a shit? There's a guy over here taking a shit!\\
'''Curtis:''' I'm not taking a shit!\\
'''Nathan:''' How do I know you again?
** And then again:
-->'''Curtis:''' ''[later, after rewinding time again]'' It's you!\\
'''Nathan:''' What? Do I know you?
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': Arthur says this after meeting Merlin in old man disguise for the first time, and Merlin has to knock him out before possibly getting his cover blown.


[[folder: Music ]]

* One especially lovely Mel Tormé song, about setting up a meeting with an old flame, is called ''Haven't We Met?''


[[folder: Podcasts ]]

* Podcast/DiceFunk: Rinaldo asks the mysterious AC if they've met before, since they share an unusual accent.


[[folder: Videogames ]]

* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''
-->'''Lani:''' I've been looking for you, Princess Garnet.\\
'''Zidane:''' Have we met?\\
'''Garnet:''' Quit flirting with her!
* An almost TearJerker example in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' when Sora meets the real versions of the kids that were Roxas' friends in the Twilight Town simulation.
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', in the town Chorrol some people make remarks about how they met one of the inhabitants in a totally different town, and he acted as if he had never met them. When you investigate this, it turns out the person in question proves to be the long lost, assumed dead, other half of an identical twin.
* In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'', Masaki asks Gilliam if they know each other. Gilliam assures them that they don't, although he knows the Masakis from the ''Hero Senki'' and Classic ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' timelines.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', Anju is supposed to be getting married to Kafei the day after the 3rd day, but the Skull Kid turned Kafei into a child. If you do everything necessary to get the good ending to their sidequest, Kafei meets with her, still appearing as a child. Anju remembers having met him before.
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'': In the [[spoiler: True Pacifist Run]], [[spoiler: Toriel]] and [[spoiler: Sans]] find each others' voices familiar and realize that they'd been acquainted for quite some time.


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* In ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'', during the wedding, Heather says this to Ash after [[GenderBender (s)he]] introduces her to his/her friends. Heather dismisses not remembering Ash as unimportant, but a {{Flashback}} on Heather's part reveals her question is a matter of jealousy.
* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' Galatea is confused when Riboflavin [[ mistakes her]] for [[CloningBlues Molly.]]


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad!'' episode "Finances with Wolves"
-->'''Francine Smith:''' You know, you seem very familiar. Have we met before?\\
'''Klaus:''' Oh, you know, I'm just one of those black Germans that seems familiar to everyone, hmm?
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' Suki is out of her uniform and full face makeup, and Sokka doesn't recognize her. She decides to play this up for a good laugh.
-->'''Sokka:''' Is there a problem?\\
'''Female Security Guard:''' Yeah, I got a problem with you. I've seen your type before. Probably sarcastic, think you're hilarious. And let me guess, you're traveling with the Avatar.\\
'''Sokka:''' Do I know you?\\
'''Guard:''' You mean you don't remember? Maybe you remember this. ''(kisses him)''\\
'''Sokka:''' Suki!
** Subverted in a later episode when Sokka attempts a similar stunt while disguised as a helmeted Fire Nation prison guard, and Suki clocks him one before she recognizes him.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', Owen Burnett is asked this question by another, identical-but-for-hair-color majordomo named Preston Vogel, and Owen replies, "I assure you, we have not." This is not a case of OnlySixFaces, though, since [[spoiler:Puck deliberately chose the man as his inspiration for his Owen alter ego.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManUnlimited''
-->'''Spider-Man:''' Electro?\\
'''Lester:''' Have we met?\\
'''Spider-Man:''' Sorta, but the Electro I know looks like a movie star.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' episode "Call of the Cobblepot"
-->'''The Penguin:''' Bruce Wayne! King of the castle, ruler of the roost.\\
'''Bruce Wayne:''' Have we met?\\
'''The Penguin:''' Cobblepot. Oswald Cobblepot.
* Before this, Comicbook/HarleyQuinn stumbled across [[AlterEgo Bruce Wayne]] while shopping in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Harley's Holiday".
-->'''Harley''': Hey, don't I know you?\\
'''Bruce''': I don't think so.\\
'''Harley''': [[HeyWait Something about]] [[LanternJawOfJustice that chin...]] I know! [[ComicallyMissingThePoint You're Bruce Wayne, the boy billionaire!]] Hmm, unattached, I see...
* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'': Rocky usually asks "Haven't we met before?" when he and Bullwinkle come across Boris Badenov in one of his disguises and pseudonyms.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has Brock ask 21 "Do I know you?" when the latter challenges him to a fight in the first season. Averted in that they didn't actually know each other, but then this exchange is repeated in the fourth season...
-->'''21:''' Brock Sampson...At last we meet.\\
'''Brock:''' Do I know you?\\
'''21:''' Oh, don't pull that shit with me! I have been waiting for this moment for a year!