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.
* PlayedForLaughs in a ''Manga/SailorMoon'' webcomic, where Usagi thinks that she hears her mom, only to find it coming from [[GirlyLesbian Michiru]]. In the original dub, Barbara Radecki voiced both.
* At the end of ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'', [[spoiler:Lain [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascends into the Wired]], erasing her from existence. The only people who cared about her--her father and Alice--are the only ones that feel that something is off, but shrug it off. In the epilogue, an adult Alice is taking a nightly stroll through the city when she notices that an awfully familiar girl is watching her. Alice, being a teacher, asks if they've met before, possibly if she was one of her students in the past. Lain, [[WhenSheSmiles smiling]], says no, they've never met, and the two bid farewell. The series closes with Lain saying goodbye to the viewers and that she'll always be with them.]]
* ''Anime/TransformersEnergon'' had a joke in the Japanese version where Cliffjumper constantly points out that he sounds like Optimus Prime. Since the dub used two different actors, the joke was removed.
* At the end of ''Anime/YourName'', [[spoiler:because a PlotTwist is that Taki's body is three years later in the future than Mitsuha's body, the events taking place after Mitsuha and her village are killed by the comet are altered when they evacuate the village in time. Taki and Mitsuha also completely forget about the whole bodyswapping ordeal and everything related due to this, but then they cross paths in Tokyo, with the movie ending with the two asking if they know each other.]]

[[folder: Fan Works ]]
* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Arceus grants Ash [[PeggySue the ability to restore the memories of his friends and Pokémon before being sent back in time.]] However, it only works to its full on his Pokémon, and with his human friends it only works partially or might not even work at all. As a result, when Misty and Iris make physical contact with him, they gain a strange sense of familiarity, but they don't understand why, since he's unable to restore their memories proper.

[[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'': This is Jack's reaction to seeing Will. They ''haven't'' met before, but he [[spoiler: he knew Will's father.]]
-->'''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]
* During the ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'' crossover ''Series/CrisisOnEarthX'', Barry asks this of a waitress who seems a little too thrilled to be at his and Iris' wedding. The waitress - heavily implied to be their KidFromTheFuture - has a look of brief panic before [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial insisting that she's a complete and total stranger.]]
* ''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 [[SecretIdentity 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...
** In "Joker's Wild," the Joker sneaks into a casino named after him as a blackjack dealer (as all the game proprietors are dressed in Joker attire). Bruce Wayne approaches his table.
-->'''Joker:''' Don't I know you? Oh, yes. Bruce Wayne, the millionaire. So ''this'' is how you made your fortune!\\
'''Bruce:''' (''tongue-in-cheek'') Secret's out!
* ''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!