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Mister Descriptor
Damien: What is your name?
Elliot: Um, well, what with me being a cat and all... Cat?
Damien: All of you animal people have horrible names.
Elliot: Well, uh, what can you expect? We were named by scientists, not writers or cartoonists.

Characters with only a surname, which describes them.

Sister Trope of Something Person.

If the word for their surname doesn't have any obvious relation to the character in question, it's Mister Strangenoun. If it's not a character but an offhand description of a prop, look toward I Call It Vera (or the demonstrative I Call Him "Mister Happy"). If their name reflects their color, it's also Colorful Theme Naming. Nothing to do with They Call Me Mister Tibbs.

Examples:

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     Comic Books 
  • The Riddler of Batman, born Edward Nashton, legally changed his surname - making him E. Nigma.
  • Mr. Sinister of X-Men fame, who took that name because it was the last word his wife said to him as she died, when she realized what a monster he was.

    Film 

     Live Action Televsion 

    Literature 
  • Mr. Pump in the Discworld novel Going Postal. Of course, he's a Golem who was employed pumping water at the bottom of a well for a few hundred years, so it's an apt description (his 'name' was previously Pump 19)
  • The Mr. Men and Little Misses are all named "Mr/Little Miss (Character's dominant personality trait)".

     Tabletop Games 
  • The characters in Clue are named after the color of their pieces: Mr. Green, Mrs. White, Ms. Scarlet, Mrs. Peacock, Colonel Mustard, and Professor Plum.

    Theatre 
  • The song "Mister Cellophane" from Chicago.

    Video Games 
  • Fallen London has the Masters of the Bazaar, who go by "Mr <whatever>" the whatever relating to what they trade in, for example Mr Pages sells books, and Mr Wines sells drinkable things (but mostly alcohol). And then there's Mr Eaten, who got near-destroyed by his fellow masters and whose purpose is, more or less, make people looking for his name suffer horribly.

     Web Comic 

     Web Original 

     Western Animation 
  • From South Park, Mr. Garrison's puppet Mr. Hat, followed by his replacements, Mr. Stick and Mr. Slave.


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