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* Andrej Bukas (Андрей Букас) does this in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_YnKpMunYA Seryoga(]]Серёга). And it is heartbreaking.

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* Andrej Bukas (Андрей Букас) does this in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_YnKpMunYA Seryoga(]]Серёга).Seryoga]] (Серёга). And it is heartbreaking.





*** There's a variation in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E10Midnight "Midnight"]]. After the stewardess sacrifices herself to kill the monster, the other passengers are ashamed to realize that none of them... not even the Doctor... knew her name.

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*** There's a variation in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E10Midnight "Midnight"]]. After the stewardess hostess sacrifices herself to kill the monster, the other passengers are ashamed to realize that none of them... not even the Doctor... knew her name.



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In "Dewey Wins", Sadie is outraged that Mayor Dewey only knows Lars Barriga, her co-worker at the Big Donut and best friend who [[spoiler: is stranded in space after being abducted in the season 4 finale]], as "Donut Boy".

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In [[Recap/StevenUniverseS5E5DeweyWins "Dewey Wins", Wins"]], Sadie is outraged that Mayor Dewey only knows Lars Barriga, her co-worker at the Big Donut and best friend who [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is stranded in space after being abducted in the season 4 finale]], as "Donut Boy".

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In "Dewey Wins", Sadie is outraged that Mayor Dewey only knows Lars Barriga, her co-worker at the Big Donut and best friend who [[spoiler: is stranded in space after being abducted in the season 4 finale]], as "Donut Boy".


* {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. During the TearJerker BattleInTheRain - after Chrom's sister, Emmeryn, [[HeroicSacrifice kills herself]] [[SelflessWish to save both the enemy kingdom and her own]] - the enemy general [[HeelFaceTurn enemy general]] [[WhamEpisode vows to protect your party in Emmeryn's name if they surrender]]. Across the battlefield, Chrom screams [[VideoGameCaringPotential "Don't speak her name!"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWO4ff1HXYY and the song of the same name]] [[BackgroundMusicOverride begins to play]]. The song that plays immediately preceding this is literally nameless, appearing as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mu26zlkFb8g "....."]] in the sound test.

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* {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. During the TearJerker BattleInTheRain - after Chrom's sister, Emmeryn, [[HeroicSacrifice kills herself]] [[SelflessWish to save both the enemy kingdom and her own]] - the enemy general [[HeelFaceTurn enemy general]] [[WhamEpisode vows to protect your party in Emmeryn's name if they surrender]]. Across the battlefield, Chrom screams [[VideoGameCaringPotential "Don't speak her name!"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWO4ff1HXYY and the song of the same name]] [[BackgroundMusicOverride begins to play]]. The song that plays immediately preceding this is literally nameless, appearing as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mu26zlkFb8g "....."]] in the sound test.


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* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' book ''The Pearls of Lutra'': Martin II shouts the name of Holt Lutra over the dying BigBad, who had killed the entire family for a single trivial piece of treasure.


* Iubverted in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. During the TearJerker BattleInTheRain - after Chrom's sister, Emmeryn, [[HeroicSacrifice kills herself]] [[SelflessWish to save both the enemy kingdom and her own]] - the enemy general [[HeelFaceTurn enemy general]] [[WhamEpisode vows to protect your party in Emmeryn's name if they surrender]]. Across the battlefield, Chrom screams [[VideoGameCaringPotential "Don't speak her name!"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWO4ff1HXYY and the song of the same name]] [[BackgroundMusicOverride begins to play]]. The song that plays immediately preceding this is literally nameless, appearing as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mu26zlkFb8g "....."]] in the sound test.

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* Iubverted {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. During the TearJerker BattleInTheRain - after Chrom's sister, Emmeryn, [[HeroicSacrifice kills herself]] [[SelflessWish to save both the enemy kingdom and her own]] - the enemy general [[HeelFaceTurn enemy general]] [[WhamEpisode vows to protect your party in Emmeryn's name if they surrender]]. Across the battlefield, Chrom screams [[VideoGameCaringPotential "Don't speak her name!"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWO4ff1HXYY and the song of the same name]] [[BackgroundMusicOverride begins to play]]. The song that plays immediately preceding this is literally nameless, appearing as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mu26zlkFb8g "....."]] in the sound test.


* In Robert Jordan's ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' Rand has memorized a list of every woman he has ever killed or caused to die, and once LT shows up he starts adding names from him too.

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* In Robert Jordan's ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': Rand has memorized memorizes a list of every woman he has ever killed or caused to die, and once LT shows up die; when the spirit of his previous {{Reincarnation}} starts communicating with him, he starts adding names to the list from him too.''his'' life as well.



* PlayedForLaughs in an episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', where the "dead guy" is an Xbox.
** Gets much naughtier when you realize that Ted was offering Barney his Xbox, not knowing that Barney was also chasing after his EX-GIRLFRIEND. One wonders what Barney *thought* he heard Ted saying...

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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
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PlayedForLaughs in an episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', one episode, where the "dead guy" is an Xbox.
**
Xbox. Gets much naughtier when you realize that Ted was offering Barney his Xbox, not knowing that Barney was also chasing after his EX-GIRLFRIEND. ex-''girlfriend''. One wonders what Barney *thought* thought he heard Ted saying...



-->"''It''? ''It'' had a name! Oh, Skittles!"

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-->"''It''? -->'''Dennis:''' ''It''? ''It'' had a name! Oh, Skittles!" Skittles!



* Completely subverted in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. During the TearJerker BattleInTheRain - after Chrom's sister, Emmeryn, [[HeroicSacrifice kills herself]] [[SelflessWish to save both the enemy kingdom and her own]] - the enemy general [[HeelFaceTurn enemy general]] [[WhamEpisode vows to protect your party in Emmeryn's name if they surrender]]. Across the battlefield, Chrom screams [[VideoGameCaringPotential "Don't speak her name!"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWO4ff1HXYY and the song of the same name]] [[BackgroundMusicOverride begins to play]]. The song that plays immediately preceding this is literally nameless, appearing as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mu26zlkFb8g "....."]] in the sound test.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': A visitor to Zora's Domain comments on a statue depicting a departed Zora princess [[spoiler: and Link's childhood friend.]] Speaking to her about it has Link reply, "Her name is Mipha." The visitor will even get angry if you go through this dialogue again, averting NPCAmnesia.

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* Completely subverted Iubverted in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. During the TearJerker BattleInTheRain - after Chrom's sister, Emmeryn, [[HeroicSacrifice kills herself]] [[SelflessWish to save both the enemy kingdom and her own]] - the enemy general [[HeelFaceTurn enemy general]] [[WhamEpisode vows to protect your party in Emmeryn's name if they surrender]]. Across the battlefield, Chrom screams [[VideoGameCaringPotential "Don't speak her name!"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWO4ff1HXYY and the song of the same name]] [[BackgroundMusicOverride begins to play]]. The song that plays immediately preceding this is literally nameless, appearing as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mu26zlkFb8g "....."]] in the sound test.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': A visitor to Zora's Domain comments on a statue depicting a departed Zora princess [[spoiler: and Link's childhood friend.]] friend]]. Speaking to her about it has Link reply, "Her name is Mipha." The visitor will even get angry if you go through this dialogue again, averting NPCAmnesia.



* In ''Webcomic/Persona3FTW'', the HelloInsertNameHere trope is played with in this fashion when the team meets The Shadow Protagonist.
-->'''Junpei:''' Is... Is that... HIM!?
'''Aigis:''' HEY! Show some respect! He had a name!
'''Junpei:''' ...What was it?

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* In ''Webcomic/Persona3FTW'', ''Webcomic/Persona3FTW'': Played for HypocriticalHumor to introduce the HelloInsertNameHere trope is played with in this fashion when the team meets The Shadow Protagonist.
-->'''Junpei:''' Is... Is that... HIM!?
HIM!?\\
'''Aigis:''' HEY! Show some respect! He had a name!
name!\\
'''Junpei:''' ...What was it?it?\\



* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' - Nappa, being a PsychopathicManchild / {{Cloudcuckoolander}} in this universe, believes Chiaotzu to be a Pokemon. After Chiaotzu's unsuccessful self-destruct, Nappa calling him "that Pokemon" again pushes Tien over the edge.
-->"You ''stupid...ugly...son of a bitch.'' His name... was CHIAOTZU!"

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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' - ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'': Nappa, being a PsychopathicManchild / {{Cloudcuckoolander}} in this universe, believes Chiaotzu to be a Pokemon. After Chiaotzu's unsuccessful self-destruct, Nappa calling him "that Pokemon" again pushes Tien over the edge.
-->"You -->''"You ''stupid...ugly...son of a bitch.'' His name... was CHIAOTZU!"CHIAOTZU!"''



'''Stan:''' ''There's no time for names! (to his daughter) Jugs! (to his son) Nerd! (to Greg and Terry) Gays! Let's go!''

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'''Stan:''' ''There's no time for names! (to ''[To his daughter) daughter]'' Jugs! (to ''[To his son) son]'' Nerd! (to ''[To Greg and Terry) Terry]'' Gays! Let's go!''

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* In the final fight between Barney and Vilain in ''Film/TheExpendables2'', Vilain taunts Barney that he'll die like Billy. He asks Barney what his name was. Upon fatally stabbing Vilain, Barney replies, "His name was Billy."


--->'''The Doctor:''' [[BadassBoast This ends today. I will tear down the house of Calviera stone by stone.]] And you know why? You didn't know Isabella's name. You didn't know Isabella's name.

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--->'''The Doctor:''' [[BadassBoast This ends today. I will tear down the house of Calviera Calvierri stone by stone.]] And you know why? You didn't know Isabella's name. You didn't know Isabella's name.



--->'''Jarod:''' I want each of you to understand that there is only one unforgivable sin in my class. I will not, under any circumstance, tolerate any disrespect for these cadavers. Underneath each of these plastic sheets lies a human being. Many of these bodies, they come to us unknown and unclaimed which means that they died alone and afraid with no friends, no home. Forgotten by their families and thrown away by society. Therefore, they will not be disrespected in this classroom.

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--->'''Jarod:''' -->'''Jarod:''' I want each of you to understand that there is only one unforgivable sin in my class. I will not, under any circumstance, tolerate any disrespect for these cadavers. Underneath each of these plastic sheets lies a human being. Many of these bodies, they come to us unknown and unclaimed which means that they died alone and afraid with no friends, no home. Forgotten by their families and thrown away by society. Therefore, they will not be disrespected in this classroom.


*** A variation at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit "The Satan Pit"]]. Humans of the future have enslaved an alien race known as The Ood, which were treated like robots or cattle. When the humans evacuate the station, all the Ood are left to die, which clearly distresses the Doctor. When the surviving captain makes his report, he lists the deceased Ood individually (by designation number).

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*** A variation at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit "The Satan Pit"]]. Humans of the future have enslaved an alien race known as The the Ood, which were treated like robots or cattle. When the humans evacuate the station, all the Ood are left to die, which clearly distresses the Doctor. When the surviving captain makes his report, he lists the deceased Ood individually (by designation number).



-->'''Reporters''': What was her name?
-->'''Wily''': Doesn't matter. Now listen!
* This refrain from Stockholm Syndrome by Muse:

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-->'''Reporters''': What was her name?
-->'''Wily''':
name? \\
'''Wily''':
Doesn't matter. Now listen!
* This refrain from Stockholm Syndrome "Stockholm Syndrome" by Muse:



* In ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'', Travis says this to Sylvia after killing Alice, the second ranked assassin. Given how metaphorical is the game and how often Travis likes BreakingTheFourthWall this could either be a TakeThat to the industry, a YouBastard to the player or maybe even both.
* Completely subverted in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. During the TearJerker BattleInTheRain - after Chrom's sister, Emmeryn, [[HeroicSacrifice kills herself]] [[SelflessWish to save both the enemy kingdom and her own]] - the enemy general [[HeelFaceTurn enemy general]] [[WhamEpisode vows to protect your party in Emmeryn's name if they surrender]]. Across the battlefield, Chrom screams [[VideoGameCaringPotential "Don't speak her name!"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWO4ff1HXYY and the song of the same name]] [[BackgroundMusicOverride begins to play]]. The song that plays immediately preceding this is literally nameless, appearing as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mu26zlkFb8g "....."]] in the sound test.



* Completely subverted in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. During the TearJerker BattleInTheRain - after Chrom's sister, Emmeryn, [[HeroicSacrifice kills herself]] [[SelflessWish to save both the enemy kingdom and her own]] - the enemy general [[HeelFaceTurn enemy general]] [[WhamEpisode vows to protect your party in Emmeryn's name if they surrender]]. Across the battlefield, Chrom screams [[VideoGameCaringPotential "Don't speak her name!"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWO4ff1HXYY and the song of the same name]] [[BackgroundMusicOverride begins to play]]. The song that plays immediately preceding this is literally nameless, appearing as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mu26zlkFb8g "....."]] in the sound test.



* In ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'', Travis says this to Sylvia after killing Alice, the second ranked assassin. Given how metaphorical is the game and how often Travis likes BreakingTheFourthWall this could either be a TakeThat to the industry, a YouBastard to the player or maybe even both.



--> '''Junpei''': "Is... Is that... HIM!?"
--> '''Aigis''': "HEY! Show some respect! He had a name!"
--> '''Junpei''': "...What was it?"
--> '''Aigis''': "Hell, I don't remember..."

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--> '''Junpei''': "Is...-->'''Junpei:''' Is... Is that... HIM!?"
--> '''Aigis''': "HEY!
HIM!?
'''Aigis:''' HEY!
Show some respect! He had a name!"
--> '''Junpei''': "...
name!
'''Junpei:''' ...
What was it?"
--> '''Aigis''': "Hell,
it?
'''Aigis:''' Hell,
I don't remember..."



* ''WebVideo/TheMercuryMen'': Before killing the sniper that killed Glenn, Yaeger tells him, "His name was Patrick Glenn. Apologize when you see him."



--> "You ''stupid...ugly...son of a bitch.'' His name... was CHIAOTZU!"

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--> "You -->"You ''stupid...ugly...son of a bitch.'' His name... was CHIAOTZU!"CHIAOTZU!"
* ''WebVideo/TheMercuryMen'': Before killing the sniper that killed Glenn, Yaeger tells him, "His name was Patrick Glenn. Apologize when you see him."



* In the penultimate episode of ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'', Nara Burns delivers the BondOneLiner, "This was for my brother. His name was James!" right after she kills Phaeton. While Phaeton didn't directly kill James, he did start the war in which James died, and did not care at all about the people who died in it.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Stewie and Brian are stranded in the desert, night's approaching, and the only shelter option is their camel, cut open ''Franchise/StarWars''-style. Poor Stewie had already named him and given him a back-story.



-->'''Stan:''' We've already lost Old Guy, we're not going to lose Speakerphone!
-->'''Hayley:''' Dad, they had names -
-->'''Stan:''' ''There's no time for names! (to his daughter) Jugs! (to his son) Nerd! (to Greg and Terry) Gays! Let's go!''

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-->'''Stan:''' We've already lost Old Guy, we're not going to lose Speakerphone!
-->'''Hayley:'''
Speakerphone!\\
'''Hayley:'''
Dad, they had names -
-->'''Stan:'''
-\\
'''Stan:'''
''There's no time for names! (to his daughter) Jugs! (to his son) Nerd! (to Greg and Terry) Gays! Let's go!'' go!''
* In the penultimate episode of ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'', Nara Burns delivers the BondOneLiner, "This was for my brother. His name was James!" right after she kills Phaeton. While Phaeton didn't directly kill James, he did start the war in which James died, and did not care at all about the people who died in it.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Stewie and Brian are stranded in the desert, night's approaching, and the only shelter option is their camel, cut open ''Franchise/StarWars''-style. Poor Stewie had already named him and given him a back-story.


'''Shredder:''' (''smiling evilly'') Do I?

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'''Shredder:''' (''smiling evilly'') ''[smiling evilly]'' Do I?



* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'': "His name was Tony!"
* ''Manga/DragonBall'' - Frieza killing Krillin is what pushes Goku into going Super Saiyan, and casually referring to him as "that Earthling" just pisses him off that much more.
-->"That little bald guy was my best friend. His NAME WAS KRILLIN!!"
** Depending on the dub, Krillin could also be referred to as 'the short, bald one" or equally offensive and callous things.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': DisappearedDad Hohenheim has apparently spent a few hundred years obsessing over this. All his half of the souls of Xerxes that his '[[BigBad eldest son]]' stole and split between them he has gotten to know by name and forged an alliance with, and on at least one occasion before he does some major alchemy he does a mantra of them before saying, "I'm going to have to use you." This attitude is what means he's still human, despite [[IAmAMonster his catch phrase]].
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': Invoked during the final battle. Chang Wufei asks Treize Khushrenada how many countless soldiers he'll sacrifice. Treize responds he ''has'' counted, and makes it a point to catalog and remember the name of every soldier he loses in the campaign so that their sacrifices won't be forgotten or in vain.



* Invoked during the final battle of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]''. Chang Wufei asks Treize Khushrenada how many countless soldiers he'll sacrifice. Treize responds he ''has'' counted, and makes it a point to catalog and remember the name of every soldier he loses in the campaign so that their sacrifices won't be forgotten or in vain.
* [[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} "His name was Tony!"]]
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': DisappearedDad Hohenheim has apparently spent a few hundred years obsessing over this. All his half of the souls of Xerxes that his '[[BigBad eldest son]]' stole and split between them he has gotten to know by name and forged an alliance with, and on at least one occasion before he does some major alchemy he does a mantra of them before saying, "I'm going to have to use you." This attitude is what means he's still human, despite [[IAmAMonster his catch phrase]].
* ''Manga/DragonBall'' - Frieza killing Krillin is what pushes Goku into going Super Saiyan, and casually referring to him as "that Earthling" just pisses him off that much more.
--> "That little bald guy was my best friend. His NAME WAS KRILLIN!!"
** Depending on the dub, Krillin could also be referred to as 'the short, bald one" or equally offensive and callous things.



* In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Iron Man tells Loki about one other person he pissed off, on top of the other Avengers he's managed to anger. He's referring to Phil Coulson, killed by Loki earlier in the movie.
-->'''Iron Man:''' And there's one other person you pissed off. [[FirstNameBasis His name]] [[TheHeart was Phil]]. ''[zaps Loki with a repulsor blast]''
* Played with for HypocriticalHumor in ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', in a rare non-fatal version:
-->'''Andrew:''' Yeah, well he's got a name ''[{{beat}}]'' What's your name?
* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Joker invokes this on purpose, pretending Rachel's name slipped his mind, to further push Harvey Dent/Two-face's insanity.
* In ''Film/ElectricDreams'', the computer pulls an ''I'' Had A Name variant by identifying himself in his "dying" speech as Edgar.
* Early in ''Film/FaceOff'' there's a variation in which the names of several dead people are not forgotten, but rather omitted. After capturing Castor Troy, Sean Archer angrily reacts to a bottle of champagne with a note reading "just for you" by listing the names of all of the agents who were shot dead by Castor and Pollux during the shootout at the airport.



-->'''Space Monkeys:''' (chanting in unison) [[MemeticMutation His name is Robert Paulson. His name is Robert Paulson.]] [[MadnessMantra His name is Robert Paulson.]]

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-->'''Space Monkeys:''' (chanting ''[chanting in unison) unison]'' [[MemeticMutation His name is Robert Paulson. His name is Robert Paulson.]] [[MadnessMantra His name is Robert Paulson.]]]]
* In ''Film/TheHungerGames'', Clove is about to kill Katniss and takes a minute to gloat about the death of Rue (whom Katniss had a close friendship with)...unfortunately for Clove, she made the mistake of doing this within earshot of ScaryBlackMan Thresh, who is from the same district as Rue and was also extremely close friends with her. In the [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutal asskicking]] that ensues, Thresh forces Clove to say Rue's name before killing her.



-->'''Tembo:''' The Rex just fed, so he won't be hunting for a while.
-->'''Ian Malcolm:''' Just ''fed?'' I assume you're talking about Eddie? You know, you might show a little more respect! The man saved our lives by giving his!

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-->'''Tembo:''' The Rex just fed, so he won't be hunting for a while. \n-->'''Ian \\
'''Ian
Malcolm:''' Just ''fed?'' I assume you're talking about Eddie? You know, you might show a little more respect! The man saved our lives by giving his! his!
* Subverted in ''Film/PhoneBooth'' when Stu tells the sniper that nobody will remember his name (and won't learn from his mistake) if he kills him, challenging him to name a single victim of a serial killer.
* There's a sort of inversion in ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' in which Mr. White breaks the no names rule, telling a dying Mr. Orange his name without realising he's an undercover cop.



* In their [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990 first movie]], the Shredder, the Turtles' enemy, uses this trope to imply that their master is dead, providing the page quote. Fortunately for our heroes, he's wrong, although he had been under the assumption that Splinter had been killed by his followers already.

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* In their [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990 first movie]], ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', the villain Silva demands that M say his real name, wanting proof that he was more than just some random agent sent out to do her bidding. She refuses and promptly seals her fate.
* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990'': The
Shredder, the Turtles' enemy, uses this trope to imply that their master is dead, providing the page quote. Fortunately for our heroes, he's wrong, although he had been under the assumption that Splinter had been killed by his followers already.



'''Shredder:''' ...Ah, the rat! So it has a name...it ''had'' a name.\\

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'''Shredder:''' ...Ah, the rat! So it has a name... it ''had'' a name.\\



'''Shredder:''' (''slowly smiles sadistically behind his mask'') [[VillainsNeverLie Do I?]]
* In ''Film/ElectricDreams'', the computer pulls an ''I'' Had A Name variant by identifying himself in his "dying" speech as Edgar.
* In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Iron Man tells Loki about one other person he pissed off, on top of the other Avengers he's managed to anger. He's referring to Phil Coulson, killed by Loki earlier in the movie.
-->'''Iron Man:''' And there's one other person you pissed off. [[FirstNameBasis His name]] [[TheHeart was Phil]]. (''Iron Man zaps Loki with a repulsor blast'')

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'''Shredder:''' (''slowly ''[slowly smiles sadistically behind his mask'') mask]'' [[VillainsNeverLie Do I?]]
* In ''Film/ElectricDreams'', the computer pulls an ''I'' Had A Name variant by identifying himself in his "dying" speech as Edgar.
* In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Iron Man tells Loki about one other person he pissed off, on top of the other Avengers he's managed to anger. He's referring to Phil Coulson, killed by Loki earlier in the movie.
-->'''Iron Man:''' And there's one other person you pissed off. [[FirstNameBasis His name]] [[TheHeart was Phil]]. (''Iron Man zaps Loki with a repulsor blast'')
I?]]



* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Joker invokes this on purpose, pretending Rachel's name slipped his mind, to further push Harvey Dent/Two-face's insanity.
* There's a sort of inversion in ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' in which Mr. White breaks the no names rule, telling a dying Mr. Orange his name without realising he's an undercover cop.
* Early in ''Film/FaceOff'' there's a variation in which the names of several dead people are not forgotten, but rather omitted. After capturing Castor Troy, Sean Archer angrily reacts to a bottle of champagne with a note reading "just for you" by listing the names of all of the agents who were shot dead by Castor and Pollux during the shootout at the airport.
* Subverted in ''Film/PhoneBooth'' when Stu tells the sniper that nobody will remember his name (and won't learn from his mistake) if he kills him, challenging him to name a single victim of a serial killer.
* Played with for HypocriticalHumor in ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', in a rare non-fatal version:
--> '''Andrew''': Yeah, well he's got a name <{{Beat}}> What's your name?
* In ''Film/TheHungerGames'', Clove is about to kill Katniss and takes a minute to gloat about the death of Rue (whom Katniss had a close friendship with)...unfortunately for Clove, she made the mistake of doing this within earshot of ScaryBlackMan Thresh, who is from the same district as Rue and was also extremely close friends with her. In the [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutal asskicking]] that ensues, Thresh forces Clove to say Rue's name before killing her.
* In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', the villain Silva demands that M say his real name, wanting proof that he was more than just some random agent sent out to do her bidding. She refuses and promptly seals her fate.



* One of the [[{{Defictionalization}} defictionalized]] ''Series/{{Castle}}'' books has the ''heroes'' be reminded that a victim had a name. The cops find a John Doe corpse that had been gnawed on by a coyote, and even after they determine his identity, they continue to call him "Coyote Man". They claim that this kind of BlackComedy is necessary in order for cops to cope with the number of dead people they have to think about all day, but after one cop interviews the dead man's nephew, he stops calling the man "Coyote Man" and snaps at anyone else who tries.
* The third and final ''Literature/DogsOfTheDrownedCity'' book has Snoop the greyhound being run over by a car, to the shock of almost everyone. When he's carried off by the humans who ran him over, [[EvilFormerFriend Zeus]] remarks "The dog should've gotten out of the way", making [[TheHero Shep]] snarl "His name was SNOOP!"
* A somewhat watered down version in the ''Literature/FarsalaTrilogy''. Kavi wasn't killed, but he's been captured, and the odds of him being executed are about 50/50. Jiaan, who has referred to Kavi exclusively as "the peddler" for the whole three books due to dislike that grew into murderous hate, tries to brush off a plea to rescue him, and gets chewed out for not even calling him by his name while doing so.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. King Stannis is contemplating the HumanSacrifice of Edric Storm, bastard offspring of his philandering brother. In an effort to avert this [[MoralityPet Davos Seaworth]] keeps mentioning Edric by name every chance he gets.



* A somewhat watered down version in the ''Literature/FarsalaTrilogy''. Kavi wasn't killed, but he's been captured, and the odds of him being executed are about 50/50. Jiaan, who has referred to Kavi exclusively as 'the peddler' for the whole three books due to dislike that grew into murderous hate, tries to brush off a plea to rescue him, and gets chewed out for not even calling him by his name while doing so.
* One of the [[{{Defictionalization}} defictionalized]] ''Series/{{Castle}}'' books has the ''heroes'' be reminded that a victim had a name. The cops find a John Doe corpse that had been gnawed on by a coyote, and even after they determine his identity, they continue to call him "Coyote Man." They claim that this kind of BlackComedy is necessary in order for cops to cope with the number of dead people they have to think about all day, but after one cop interviews the dead man's nephew, he stops calling the man "Coyote Man" and snaps at anyone else who tries.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. King Stannis is contemplating the HumanSacrifice of Edric Storm, bastard offspring of his philandering brother. In an effort to avert this [[MoralityPet Davos Seaworth]] keeps mentioning Edric by name every chance he gets.
* The third and final ''Literature/DogsOfTheDrownedCity'' book has Snoop the greyhound being run over by a car, to the shock of almost everyone. When he's carried off by the humans who ran him over, [[EvilFormerFriend Zeus]] remarks "The dog should've gotten out of the way", making [[TheHero Shep]] snarl "His name was SNOOP!"



[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* This happened on ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
-->'''Sawyer:''' So... old Steve drew the short straw.
-->'''Hurley:''' Dude! His name was ''Scott!''
* PlayedForLaughs in an episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', where the "dead guy" is an Xbox.
** Gets much naughtier when you realize that Ted was offering Barney his Xbox, not knowing that Barney was also chasing after his EX-GIRLFRIEND. One wonders what Barney *thought* he heard Ted saying...
** Subverted in the episode "Monday Night Football." A worker in the bar dies and Wendy the Waitress says he really liked the gang, who can't remember whom she is talking about. Later, at the wake, when they see the body, all five recognize the man's face (in a comical "Oooooh!" moment) which they try to pass off to Wendy and Carl the bartender as sorrow. FutureTed still doesn't remember if the man's name was "Matt," "Mike," or "Mark."
* In ''Series/JustShootMe'', Elliot accidentally breaks one of Dennis' porcelain cats and offers to replace it.
-->"''It''? ''It'' had a name! Oh, Skittles!"
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Tenth Doctor had a clearly-labeled BerserkButton for people who made this mistake:
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky "The Poison Sky"]], the UNIT commander who refused to order a retreat keeps trying to raise the last man on his radio even though he's clearly been shot dead, and the Doctor tells him off:
--->'''UNIT Commander:''' Greyhound Forty, come in! Greyhound Forty!\\
'''The Doctor:''' He wasn't Greyhound Forty. His name was Ross. Now listen to me, and [[LargeHam GET THEM OUT OF THERE!]]
** In the next episode, a character is dismissed as "collateral damage". To which Donna replies:
--->'''Donna:''' Her name's Martha! And she's not collateral damage for anyone!
** A variation at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit "The Satan Pit"]]. Humans of the future have enslaved an alien race known as The Ood, which were treated like robots or cattle. When the humans evacuate the station, all the Ood are left to die, which clearly distresses The Doctor. When the surviving captain makes his report, he lists the deceased Ood individually (by designation number).
** The Ood who dies at the beginning of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E3PlanetOfTheOod "Planet of the Ood"]] gave his designation number when they asked for a name, and Donna used it comfortingly. It is unclear whether psychic-natural Ood traffic much in names, but whenever the Doctor visits the Oodsphere afterward it seems [[MeaningfulName Ood Sigma]] is there to meet him.
** There's a variation in the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E10Midnight "Midnight"]]. After the stewardess sacrifices herself to kill the monster, the other passengers are ashamed to realize that none of them... not even the Doctor... knew her name.
** The Eleventh Doctor appears to have retained it. In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice "The Vampires of Venice"]]:
--->'''The Doctor:''' [[BadassBoast This ends today. I will tear down the house of Calviera stone by stone.]] And you know why? You didn't know Isabella's name. You didn't know Isabella's name.
** Slightly subverted in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E5WorldWarThree "World War Three"]]: When a minor character dies and Harriet Jones admits that she doesn't know his name, even though she had a number of conversations with him throughout the day, the Ninth Doctor ''doesn't'' shame her for it (he just briefly apologises to the corpse and tries to arrange it in a more dignified position). Nothing more is made of it in that episode, it's just one of life's little injustices. However, later on, in [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion "The Christmas Invasion"]], now-Primeminister Harriet Jones is shown making a point of asking even minor flunkies she talks to for their names. It's not explained why she does it, but it was probably meant as a ContinuityNod to show that, even without the Doctor getting all self-righteous about it, she learned her lesson.
** Inverted in the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut Series Six opener]] when a Silent kills a woman in front of Amy for no clear reason other than her seeing it. Amy says that it didn't have to kill her, since she couldn't even remember it (which is the Silent's power; you forget them as soon as you look away), to which it simply responds that the woman's name was Joy.

to:

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* This happened on ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
-->'''Sawyer:''' So... old Steve drew the short straw.
-->'''Hurley:''' Dude! His
''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'': When Saul Tigh and Caprica Six attempt to have a baby, they name was ''Scott!''
* PlayedForLaughs in an episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', where the "dead guy" is an Xbox.
** Gets much naughtier when you realize that Ted was offering Barney his Xbox, not knowing that Barney was also chasing
him "Liam", after his EX-GIRLFRIEND. One wonders what Barney *thought* Admiral William Adama. When he heard Ted saying...
** Subverted in the episode "Monday Night Football." A worker in the bar
dies and Wendy ''in utero'', Tigh tells the Waitress says he really liked Admiral the gang, who can't remember whom she is baby's name.
* Occasionally in ''Series/{{Bones}}'', Booth implores Brennan to use the victim's name instead of "the victim" when
talking about. Later, at to the wake, when they see the body, all five recognize the man's face (in a comical "Oooooh!" moment) which they try to pass off to Wendy and Carl the bartender as sorrow. FutureTed still doesn't remember if the man's name was "Matt," "Mike," or "Mark."
bereaved family.
* In ''Series/JustShootMe'', Elliot accidentally breaks one of Dennis' porcelain cats and offers to replace it.
-->"''It''? ''It'' had a name! Oh, Skittles!"
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Tenth Doctor had a clearly-labeled BerserkButton for people who made this mistake:
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky "The Poison Sky"]], the UNIT commander who refused to order a retreat keeps trying to raise the last man on his radio even though he's clearly been shot dead, and the Doctor tells him off:
--->'''UNIT Commander:''' Greyhound Forty, come in! Greyhound Forty!\\
'''The Doctor:''' He wasn't Greyhound Forty. His name was Ross. Now listen to me, and [[LargeHam GET THEM OUT OF THERE!]]
** In the next episode, a character is dismissed as "collateral damage". To which Donna replies:
--->'''Donna:''' Her name's Martha! And she's not collateral damage for anyone!
** A variation at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit "The Satan Pit"]]. Humans of the future have enslaved an alien race known as The Ood, which were treated like robots or cattle. When the humans evacuate the station, all the Ood are left to die, which clearly distresses The Doctor. When the surviving captain makes his report, he lists the deceased Ood individually (by designation number).
** The Ood who dies at the beginning of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E3PlanetOfTheOod "Planet of the Ood"]] gave his designation number when they asked for a name, and Donna used it comfortingly. It is unclear whether psychic-natural Ood traffic much in names, but whenever the Doctor visits the Oodsphere afterward it seems [[MeaningfulName Ood Sigma]] is there to meet him.
** There's a variation in the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E10Midnight "Midnight"]]. After the stewardess sacrifices herself to kill the monster, the other passengers are ashamed to realize that none of them... not even the Doctor... knew her name.
** The Eleventh Doctor appears to have retained it. In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice "The Vampires of Venice"]]:
--->'''The Doctor:''' [[BadassBoast This ends today. I will tear down the house of Calviera stone by stone.]] And you know why? You didn't know Isabella's name. You didn't know Isabella's name.
''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Slightly subverted in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E5WorldWarThree "World War Three"]]: When a minor character dies and Harriet Jones admits that she doesn't know his name, even though she had a number of conversations with him throughout the day, the Ninth Doctor ''doesn't'' shame her for it (he just briefly apologises to the corpse and tries to arrange it in a more dignified position). Nothing more is made of it in that episode, it's just one of life's little injustices. However, later on, in [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion "The Christmas Invasion"]], now-Primeminister now-Prime Minister Harriet Jones is shown making a point of asking even minor flunkies she talks to for their names. It's not explained why she does it, but it was probably meant as a ContinuityNod to show that, even without the Doctor getting all self-righteous about it, she learned her lesson.
** Inverted in the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut Series Six opener]] when a Silent kills a woman in front of Amy for no clear reason other than her seeing it. Amy says that it didn't have to kill her, since she couldn't even remember it (which is the Silent's power; you forget them as soon as you look away), to which it simply responds that the woman's name was Joy.
lesson.



--->'''Jack''': The child!? \\
'''Nancy''': Jamie. \\
'''Jack''': What? \\
'''Nancy''': Not "the child", Jamie!
* ''Series/TheProfessionals'' has a variation: In "Killer with a Long Arm," a forensics lackey dismisses a murder victim as "nobody," meaning that he was unconnected to their main case. Doyle immediately snaps, "Nobody's nobody," haranguing him about the fact that the victim had a wife and children. Of course, since Doyle was the one who asked who the dead man was, we never do learn his name.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** A unique variation occurs in Season 3 after the BigBad of the first two seasons, the yellow-eyed demon, is finally killed in Season 2 yet we still don't know his name. A demon later reveals his name to be Azazel in Season 3, saying "You think his brothers just called him Yellow-Eyes? He had a name."
** In "The Prisoner", one of the members of the Styne family mocks Dean over how he killed Charlie by pretending to forget her name. Dean [[TranquilFury calmly]] tells him "Her name was Charlie.", then turns the tables on the killer by explaining how he [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge slaughtered the rest of the Stynes]] before putting a bullet in his head.

to:

--->'''Jack''': --->'''Jack:''' The child!? child!?\\
'''Nancy:''' Jamie.
\\
'''Nancy''': Jamie. \\
'''Jack''': What? \\
'''Nancy''':
'''Jack:''' What?\\
'''Nancy:'''
Not "the child", Jamie!
* ''Series/TheProfessionals'' has a variation: In "Killer with a Long Arm," a forensics lackey dismisses a murder victim as "nobody," meaning that he was unconnected to their main case. Doyle immediately snaps, "Nobody's nobody," haranguing him about the fact that the victim ** The Tenth Doctor had a wife and children. Of course, since Doyle was clearly-labelled BerserkButton for people who made this mistake:
*** A variation at
the one end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit "The Satan Pit"]]. Humans of the future have enslaved an alien race known as The Ood, which were treated like robots or cattle. When the humans evacuate the station, all the Ood are left to die, which clearly distresses the Doctor. When the surviving captain makes his report, he lists the deceased Ood individually (by designation number).
*** The Ood
who dies at the beginning of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E3PlanetOfTheOod "Planet of the Ood"]] gave his designation number when they asked for a name, and Donna used it comfortingly. It is unclear whether psychic-natural Ood traffic much in names, but whenever the Doctor visits the Oodsphere afterward it seems [[MeaningfulName Ood Sigma]] is there to meet him.
*** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky "The Poison Sky"]], the UNIT commander
who refused to order a retreat keeps trying to raise the dead last man was, we never do learn on his radio even though he's clearly been shot dead, and the Doctor tells him off:
---->'''Colonel Mace:''' Greyhound Forty, come in! Greyhound Forty!\\
'''The Doctor:''' He wasn't Greyhound Forty. His name was Ross. Now listen to me, and [[SuddenlyShouting GET THEM OUT OF THERE!]]
*** In the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter next episode]], a character is dismissed as "collateral damage". To which Donna replies:
---->'''Donna:''' Her name's Martha! And she's not collateral damage for anyone!
*** There's a variation in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E10Midnight "Midnight"]]. After the stewardess sacrifices herself to kill the monster, the other passengers are ashamed to realize that none of them... not even the Doctor... knew her
name.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** The Eleventh Doctor appears to have retained it. In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice "The Vampires of Venice"]]:
--->'''The Doctor:''' [[BadassBoast This ends today. I will tear down the house of Calviera stone by stone.]] And you know why? You didn't know Isabella's name. You didn't know Isabella's name.
** Inverted in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The Impossible Astronaut"]], when a Silent kills a woman in front of Amy for no clear reason other than her seeing it. Amy says that it didn't have to kill her, since she couldn't even remember it (which is the Silent's power; you forget them as soon as you look away), to which it simply responds that the woman's name was Joy.
*
A unique variation occurs in Season 3 after on ''Series/{{ER}}'', when Doug brings one of his random one-night stands into the BigBad hospital, dying of a drug overdose. Everyone's disgust at his behavior is only heightened by the first two seasons, fact that he doesn't even ''know'' the yellow-eyed demon, is finally killed in Season 2 yet we still don't know his woman's name. A demon later reveals his name When he tries to be Azazel in Season 3, saying seek sympathy from ex-girlfriend Carol, claiming, "I didn't know she was sick", she coldly tells him, "You think didn't know her at ''all''".
* Done twice in an episode of ''Series/TheFlash2014''. Energy-vampire Farooq goes after Dr. Harrison Wells for revenge. He was made the way he was when Wells' particle accelerator malfunctioned and exploded, and when
his brothers just called friends tried to resuscitate them, they were electrocuted. After stealing the Flash's powers and essentially making him Yellow-Eyes? He had a name."
** In "The Prisoner", one of
useless, Farooq corners Wells, blaming him for the members deaths of his friends. Wells not only agrees, he goes on to list their names, and the Styne family mocks Dean over how he names of every other person who was killed Charlie by pretending due to forget her name. Dean [[TranquilFury calmly]] tells his experimenting. Flash gets his powers back, and when Farooq tries to take absorb his energy, it becomes too much and kills him. When Cisco tries to give him "Her his supervillain name was Charlie.", then turns "Blackout", Wells invokes the tables on the killer by explaining how he [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge slaughtered the rest of the Stynes]] before putting a bullet in his head.trope verbatim.



-->'''Filapiano''': Nobody even remembers that dumb kid's name.
-->'''Hardcastle''': Johnson. His name was Cyler Johnson.
* Happened once in ''Series/{{Monk}}'': in the episode "Mr. Monk and the Lady Next Door," the Guinness Museum's curator approaches Stottlemeyer and asks him if it is absolutely necessary to remove the body of a security guard who fell over a railing during a fight with an intruder (who stole an egg-eating robot) and got skewered on a swordfish display. Stottlemeyer replies, "Sir, um, that's a human being. He had a name. He had a family."

to:

-->'''Filapiano''': -->'''Filapiano:''' Nobody even remembers that dumb kid's name.
-->'''Hardcastle''':
name.\\
'''Hardcastle:'''
Johnson. His name was Cyler Johnson.
* PlayedForLaughs in an episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', where the "dead guy" is an Xbox.
** Gets much naughtier when you realize that Ted was offering Barney his Xbox, not knowing that Barney was also chasing after his EX-GIRLFRIEND. One wonders what Barney *thought* he heard Ted saying...
** Subverted in the episode "Monday Night Football". A worker in the bar dies and Wendy the Waitress says he really liked the gang, who can't remember whom she is talking about. Later, at the wake, when they see the body, all five recognize the man's face (in a comical "Oooooh!" moment) which they try to pass off to Wendy and Carl the bartender as sorrow. Future Ted still doesn't remember if the man's name was "Matt", "Mike", or "Mark".
* In ''Series/JustShootMe'', Elliot accidentally breaks one of Dennis' porcelain cats and offers to replace it.
-->"''It''? ''It'' had a name! Oh, Skittles!"
* This happened on ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
-->'''Sawyer:''' So... old Steve drew the short straw.\\
'''Hurley:''' Dude! His name was ''Scott!''
* Happened once in ''Series/{{Monk}}'': in the episode "Mr. Monk and the Lady Next Door," Door", the Guinness Museum's curator approaches Stottlemeyer and asks him if it is absolutely necessary to remove the body of a security guard who fell over a railing during a fight with an intruder (who stole an egg-eating robot) and got skewered on a swordfish display. Stottlemeyer replies, "Sir, um, that's a human being. He had a name. He had a family."



---> '''Gibbs:''' His name was Special Agent Chris Pacci. And he was a friend.

to:

---> '''Gibbs:''' --->'''Gibbs:''' His name was Special Agent Chris Pacci. And he was a friend.



---> '''Gibbs:''' His name was Brian Wright. ''Sergeant'' Brian Wright, United States Marine Corps. Bronze Star, Purple Heart. He ''was'' a hero.

to:

---> '''Gibbs:''' --->'''Gibbs:''' His name was Brian Wright. ''Sergeant'' Brian Wright, United States Marine Corps. Bronze Star, Purple Heart. He ''was'' a hero.



---> '''Kasmi:''' Vance's woman is dead as well?\\

to:

---> '''Kasmi:''' --->'''Kasmi:''' Vance's woman is dead as well?\\



* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'': When Saul Tigh and Caprica Six attempt to have a baby, they name him "Liam," after Admiral William Adama. When he dies ''en utero'', Tigh tells the Admiral the baby's name.
* Occasionally in ''Series/{{Bones}}'', Booth implores Brennan to use the victim's name instead of "the victim" when talking to the bereaved family.



---> '''Jarod:''' I want each of you to understand that there is only one unforgivable sin in my class. I will not, under any circumstance, tolerate any disrespect for these cadavers. Underneath each of these plastic sheets lies a human being. Many of these bodies, they come to us unknown and unclaimed which means that they died alone and afraid with no friends, no home. Forgotten by their families and thrown away by society. Therefore, they will not be disrespected in this classroom.
* Done twice in an episode of ''Series/TheFlash2014''. Energy-vampire Farooq goes after Dr. Harrison Wells for revenge. He was made the way he was when Wells' particle accelerator malfunctioned and exploded, and when his friends tried to resuscitate them, they were electrocuted. After stealing the Flash's powers and essentially making him useless, Farooq corners Wells, blaming him for the deaths of his friends. Wells not only agrees, he goes on to list their names, and the names of every other person who was killed due to his experimenting. Flash gets his powers back, and when Farooq tries to take absorb his energy, it becomes too much and kills him. When Cisco tries to give him his supervillain name "Blackout", Wells invokes the trope verbatim.

to:

---> '''Jarod:''' --->'''Jarod:''' I want each of you to understand that there is only one unforgivable sin in my class. I will not, under any circumstance, tolerate any disrespect for these cadavers. Underneath each of these plastic sheets lies a human being. Many of these bodies, they come to us unknown and unclaimed which means that they died alone and afraid with no friends, no home. Forgotten by their families and thrown away by society. Therefore, they will not be disrespected in this classroom.
* Done twice in an episode of ''Series/TheFlash2014''. Energy-vampire Farooq goes after Dr. Harrison Wells for revenge. He was made the way ''Series/TheProfessionals'' has a variation: In "Killer with a Long Arm", a forensics lackey dismisses a murder victim as "nobody", meaning that he was when Wells' particle accelerator malfunctioned and exploded, and when his friends tried unconnected to resuscitate them, they were electrocuted. After stealing the Flash's powers and essentially making him useless, Farooq corners Wells, blaming him for the deaths of his friends. Wells not only agrees, he goes on to list their names, main case. Doyle immediately snaps, "Nobody's nobody," haranguing him about the fact that the victim had a wife and children. Of course, since Doyle was the names of every other person one who was killed due to asked who the dead man was, we never do learn his experimenting. Flash gets his powers back, and when Farooq tries to take absorb his energy, it becomes too much and kills him. When Cisco tries to give him his supervillain name "Blackout", Wells invokes the trope verbatim.name.



* A variation on ''Series/{{ER}}'', when Doug brings one of his random one-night stands into the hospital, dying of a drug overdose. Everyone's disgust at his behavior is only heightened by the fact that he doesn't even ''know'' the woman's name. When he tries to seek sympathy from ex-girlfriend Carol, claiming, "I didn't know she was sick", she coldly tells him, "You didn't know her at ''all''".

to:

* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
**
A unique variation on ''Series/{{ER}}'', when Doug brings one occurs in Season 3 after the BigBad of the first two seasons, the yellow-eyed demon, is finally killed in Season 2 yet we still don't know his random one-night stands into the hospital, dying of a drug overdose. Everyone's disgust at his behavior is only heightened by the fact that he doesn't even ''know'' the woman's name. When he tries A demon later reveals his name to seek sympathy from ex-girlfriend Carol, claiming, "I didn't know she was sick", she coldly tells him, be Azazel in Season 3, saying "You didn't know think his brothers just called him Yellow-Eyes? He had a name."
** In "The Prisoner", one of the members of the Styne family mocks Dean over how he killed Charlie by pretending to forget
her at ''all''".name. Dean [[TranquilFury calmly]] tells him "Her name was Charlie", then turns the tables on the killer by explaining how he [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge slaughtered the rest of the Stynes]] before putting a bullet in his head.





It is at this point that the hero invokes this StockPhrase: "He had a name!" This shows that the dead character wasn't just a faceless casualty of the story, but was actually important. They mattered. See NominalImportance, which is very closely related to this trope. See also TheDeadHaveNames.

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It is at this point that the hero invokes this StockPhrase: "He had a name!" This shows that the dead character wasn't just a faceless casualty of the story, but was actually important. They mattered. See NominalImportance, which is very closely related to this trope. See also TheDeadHaveNames.
TheDeadHaveNames. For the inversion, see ForgottenFallenFriend.


* Unique variation in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. The BigBad of the first two seasons, the yellow-eyed demon, is finally killed in Season 2 yet we still don't know his name. A demon later reveals his name to be Azazel in Season 3, saying "You think his brothers just called him Yellow-Eyes? He had a name."

to:

* Unique ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** A unique
variation occurs in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. The Season 3 after the BigBad of the first two seasons, the yellow-eyed demon, is finally killed in Season 2 yet we still don't know his name. A demon later reveals his name to be Azazel in Season 3, saying "You think his brothers just called him Yellow-Eyes? He had a name.""
** In "The Prisoner", one of the members of the Styne family mocks Dean over how he killed Charlie by pretending to forget her name. Dean [[TranquilFury calmly]] tells him "Her name was Charlie.", then turns the tables on the killer by explaining how he [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge slaughtered the rest of the Stynes]] before putting a bullet in his head.


* The third and final ''Dogs Of The Drowned City'' book has Snoop the greyhound being run over by a car, to the shock of almost everyone. When he's carried off by the humans who ran him over, [[EvilFormerFriend Zeus]] remarks "The dog should've gotten out of the way", making [[TheHero Shep]] snarl "His name was SNOOP!"

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* The third and final ''Dogs Of The Drowned City'' ''Literature/DogsOfTheDrownedCity'' book has Snoop the greyhound being run over by a car, to the shock of almost everyone. When he's carried off by the humans who ran him over, [[EvilFormerFriend Zeus]] remarks "The dog should've gotten out of the way", making [[TheHero Shep]] snarl "His name was SNOOP!"

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