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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has had Richard Awlinson, of the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' "Avatar" trilogy (the first two were Scott Ciencin, the final one was Troy Denning), and T.H. Lain of the "Iconics" novels (nine different authors). According to an article in ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'', the thinking behind this was getting all the books in a series shelved together in bookstores.



[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen_name#Collective_names This article]] on Wiki/TheOtherWiki will tell you some of them.



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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen_name#Collective_names This article]] on Wiki/TheOtherWiki will tell you some of them.

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* K. A. Applegate of Literature/{{Animorphs}}.
** There is a real K. A. Applegate, but she left the series about halfway through to work on other projects while a string of ghostwriters kept it alive, though she did come BackForTheFinale.
* Victor Appleton of the Literature/TomSwift books.
** Victor Appleton II of the Tom Swift, Jr. books.

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* K. A. Applegate of Literature/{{Animorphs}}.
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Literature/{{Animorphs}}, retroactively. There is a real K. A. Applegate, but she left the series about halfway through to work on other projects projects[[note]]though she returned for the finale[[/note]] while a string of ghostwriters kept it alive, though she did come BackForTheFinale.
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* Victor Appleton of the Literature/TomSwift books.
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books, and Victor Appleton II of the Tom Swift, Jr. books.



* Inverted with ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Due to the great complexity of the series, several readers thought Harry Potter was the work of multiple authors; however, J.K. Rowling rebuked those claims by stating ''seriously it's just me'' much to the awe of this disbelieving side of the fanbase.

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* Inverted with ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Due to the great complexity of the series, several readers thought Harry Potter it was the work of multiple authors; however, J.K. Rowling rebuked those claims by stating ''seriously it's it was indeed just me'' her, much to the awe of this disbelieving side of the fanbase.






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* People who sign up for free webhosting services are a ([[{{IncrediblyLamePun}} virtual]]) example of this trope.
** Amazingly, few webhosts seem to check if signups really are this - [[http://www.freewht.com this webhosting management discussion site is one such example]]. But, due to a bizarre FinaglesLaw and legalities, amazingly, it's legal.
** Which leads to sign-ups with placeholder numbers, like (Manchester phonecode here) 0161 000 0000.

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* People who sign up for free webhosting services are a ([[{{IncrediblyLamePun}} virtual]]) example of this trope.
** Amazingly, few webhosts seem to check if signups really are this - [[http://www.freewht.com this webhosting management discussion site is one such example]]. But, due to a bizarre FinaglesLaw and legalities, amazingly, it's legal.
** Which leads to sign-ups with placeholder numbers, like (Manchester phonecode here) 0161 000 0000.
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* "Anonymous" at 4chan.
* Anonymous, the well-known "hacking" group. The one with the question mark and suit logo.

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* "Anonymous" at 4chan.
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4chan. Related is Anonymous, the well-known "hacking" group. The one with the question mark and suit logo.



* Music/GiIvaSunner contributors who wish to remain anonymous have the artist information on their songs read "Barney Rubble" on the albums (in keeping with the channel's ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Flintstones]]'' theming). ''Highest Quality Rips Volume FOUR HOURS!'' instead uses "Principal Seymour Skinner" (as the album chronicles the channel's ContinuityReboot, which substituted ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' for ''The Flintstones'').

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* Music/GiIvaSunner Music/SiIvaGunner contributors who wish to remain anonymous have the artist information on their songs read "Barney Rubble" on the albums (in keeping with the channel's ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Flintstones]]'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' theming). ''Highest Quality Rips Volume FOUR HOURS!'' instead uses "Principal Seymour Skinner" (as the album chronicles the channel's ContinuityReboot, which substituted ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' for ''The Flintstones'').
Flintstones'').



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* In-universe: in ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'', "Annabel Crème", author of the ''[[LongRunner 365-volume]]'' ''[[FictionalDocument Night Fall]]'' novel series (an obvious sendup of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''), is revealed to be just the pseudonym of at least 13 (and counting) witch authors as of the anime's beginning, although in this case the name is handed down to a successor instead of used simultaneously for a whole circle of ghostwriters, making it overlap with LegacyCharacter. It becomes a minor plot point when Lotte is offered to write the latest sequel and in so doing become the next Annabel (the current one is a tiny 12- or 13-year-old, despite "Annabel" supposedly having written the series continuously for 120 years).

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* In-universe: in ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'', "Annabel Crème", author of the ''[[LongRunner 365-volume]]'' ''[[FictionalDocument Night Fall]]'' novel series (an obvious sendup of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''), is revealed to be just the pseudonym of at least 13 (and counting) witch authors as of the anime's beginning, although in this case the name is handed down to a successor instead of used simultaneously for a whole circle of ghostwriters, making it overlap with LegacyCharacter. It becomes a minor plot point when Lotte is offered to write the latest sequel and in so doing become the next Annabel (the current one is a tiny 12- or 13-year-old, despite "Annabel" supposedly having written the series continuously for 120 years).
years). The current Annabel never reveals her real name though.


* In-universe: in ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'', "Annabelle Créme", author of the ''[[LongRunner 365-volume]]'' ''[[FictionalDocument Nightfall]]'' novel series (an obvious sendup of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''), is revealed to be just the pseudonym of at least 13 (and counting) witch authors as of the anime's beginning. It becomes a minor plot point when Lotte is offered to write the latest sequel and in so doing become the next Annabelle (the current one is a tiny 12- or 13-year-old, despite "Annabelle" supposedly having written the series continuously for 120 years).

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* In-universe: in ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'', "Annabelle Créme", "Annabel Crème", author of the ''[[LongRunner 365-volume]]'' ''[[FictionalDocument Nightfall]]'' Night Fall]]'' novel series (an obvious sendup of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''), is revealed to be just the pseudonym of at least 13 (and counting) witch authors as of the anime's beginning. beginning, although in this case the name is handed down to a successor instead of used simultaneously for a whole circle of ghostwriters, making it overlap with LegacyCharacter. It becomes a minor plot point when Lotte is offered to write the latest sequel and in so doing become the next Annabelle Annabel (the current one is a tiny 12- or 13-year-old, despite "Annabelle" "Annabel" supposedly having written the series continuously for 120 years).



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* In-universe: in ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'', "Annabelle Créme", author of the ''[[LongRunner 365-volume]]'' ''[[FictionalDocument Nightfall]]'' novel series (an obvious sendup of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''), is revealed to be just the pseudonym of at least 13 (and counting) witch authors as of the anime's beginning. It becomes a minor plot point when Lotte is offered to write the latest sequel and in so doing become the next Annabelle (the current one is a tiny 12- or 13-year-old, despite "Annabelle" supposedly having written the series continuously for 120 years).

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* ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' has several pen names that are used by various contributors, such as "J. Prete".
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* "Anonymous Coward" at {{Slashdot}}.

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* "Anonymous Coward" at {{Slashdot}}.Website/{{Slashdot}}.



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* Carolyn Keene of the ''NancyDrew'' novels and Franklin W. Dixon of ''Literature/TheHardyBoys'' novels. Notable due to the fact that both series has lasted long enough that you have to apply a serious dosage of ComicBookTime to even pretend to believe in the house pseudonyms. The writing careers of Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon span more than eight decades. If they were real people, they'd have to be well over a hundred years old by now.

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* Carolyn Keene of the ''NancyDrew'' ''Literature/NancyDrew'' novels and Franklin W. Dixon of ''Literature/TheHardyBoys'' novels. Notable due to the fact that both series has lasted long enough that you have to apply a serious dosage of ComicBookTime to even pretend to believe in the house pseudonyms. The writing careers of Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon span more than eight decades. If they were real people, they'd have to be well over a hundred years old by now.


* Carolyn Keene of the ''NancyDrew'' novels and Franklin W. Dixon of ''TheHardyBoys'' novels. Notable due to the fact that both series has lasted long enough that you have to apply a serious dosage of ComicBookTime to even pretend to believe in the house pseudonyms. The writing careers of Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon span more than eight decades. If they were real people, they'd have to be well over a hundred years old by now.

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* Carolyn Keene of the ''NancyDrew'' novels and Franklin W. Dixon of ''TheHardyBoys'' ''Literature/TheHardyBoys'' novels. Notable due to the fact that both series has lasted long enough that you have to apply a serious dosage of ComicBookTime to even pretend to believe in the house pseudonyms. The writing careers of Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon span more than eight decades. If they were real people, they'd have to be well over a hundred years old by now.



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* Izumi Todo (best known for her work on ''Franchise/PrettyCure'') is the pseudonym for Creator/ToeiAnimation.


* WOR radio in New York created the character of Martha Deane during TheGreatDepression as a fictional GrannyClassic who hosted a daily show giving domestic tips and conducting interviews, and several women played the role. The most popular one, Mary Margaret [=McBride=], gradually gave up the pretense of the character (even admitting that she didn't really have children, let alone grandchildren), and when she left to do network radio she continued under her own name. A later Martha Deane, Marion Young Taylor, held the role for over three decades, and adopted the persona full-time. When she died the character was basically retired.

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* WOR radio in New York created the character of Martha Deane during TheGreatDepression as a fictional GrannyClassic who hosted a daily show giving domestic tips and conducting interviews, and several women played the role. The most popular one, Mary Margaret [=McBride=], gradually gave up the pretense of the character (even admitting that she was in her 40s and didn't really even have children, let alone grandchildren), and when she left to do network radio she continued under her own name. A later Martha Deane, Marion Young Taylor, held played the role for over three decades, and adopted the persona full-time. When she died the character was basically retired.

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* WOR radio in New York created the character of Martha Deane during TheGreatDepression as a fictional GrannyClassic who hosted a daily show giving domestic tips and conducting interviews, and several women played the role. The most popular one, Mary Margaret [=McBride=], gradually gave up the pretense of the character (even admitting that she didn't really have children, let alone grandchildren), and when she left to do network radio she continued under her own name. A later Martha Deane, Marion Young Taylor, held the role for over three decades, and adopted the persona full-time. When she died the character was basically retired.
* KILT in Houston started the Hudson & Harrigan show, one of the first [[DumbassDJ "morning zoo"-type Top 40 radio programs]] in 1967. A few years later the duo quit, but wanting to keep the brand going, KILT hired at least two other pairs to take the roles of "Hudson" and "Harrigan" over the years. The show ended up running [[LongRunner until 2010]].


* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen_name#Collective_names This article]] on TheOtherWiki will tell you some of them.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen_name#Collective_names This article]] on TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki will tell you some of them.



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* Music/GiIvaSunner contributors who wish to remain anonymous have the artist information on their songs read "Barney Rubble" on the albums (in keeping with the channel's ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Flintstones]]'' theming). ''Highest Quality Rips Volume FOUR HOURS!'' instead uses "Principal Seymour Skinner" (as the album chronicles the channel's ContinuityReboot, which substituted ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' for ''The Flintstones'').



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* Toshiaki of Futaba Channel.

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