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Compare EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep, NoNameGiven, TheNameless, TheAllConcealingI, YouAreNumberSix. Often employs SpellMyNameWithAThe.

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Compare May overlap with BurlyDetectiveSyndrome if descriptive epithets are used in place of names. EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep, NoNameGiven, TheNameless, TheAllConcealingI, YouAreNumberSix. Often employs SpellMyNameWithAThe.


* In ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'', almost all the pilgims are unnamed and are identified solely by their occupation. The only pilgrims explicitly named in the work are the Prioress (Madame Eglantine), the Cook (Roger), the Reeve (Oswald), the Friar (Hubert), the Wife of Bath (Alisoun), and the Host (Harry Bailey).

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* In ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'', almost all the pilgims are unnamed and are identified solely by their occupation. The only pilgrims explicitly named in the work are the Prioress (Madame Eglantine), the Cook (Roger), the Reeve (Oswald), the Friar (Hubert), and the Wife of Bath (Alisoun), and the Host (Harry Bailey).(Alisoun).


* None of the bosses in ''VideoGame/{{Furi}}'' are ever given a proper name, only a title revealed [[AllThereInTheManual during the credits]]. This convention is also shared with the main character The Stranger[[spoiler:/The Rider, who may not even have a name]], and his guide The Voice[[spoiler:, aka The Architect, which is how he addresses himself]].

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* None of the bosses in ''VideoGame/{{Furi}}'' are ever given a proper name, only a title revealed [[AllThereInTheManual during the credits]]. This convention is also shared with the main character The Stranger[[spoiler:/The Rider, who may not even have a name]], and his guide The Voice[[spoiler:, aka The Architect, which is how he addresses himself]]. The only exception is the {{DLC}} BonusBoss named [[AerithAndBob Bernard]].

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* ''VideoGame/HyperLightDrifter'': All information is non-verbal, so nobody is called by name. However, some characters have [[AllThereInTheManual official names]] drawn from TarotMotifs.


* The narrator in Creator/IsaacAsimov's short story "Robot Visions" doesn't give his name and doesn't differentiate between the scientists working on a TimeTravel project, saying that these things aren't necessary for his account.

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** "Literature/RobotVisions":
The narrator in Creator/IsaacAsimov's short story "Robot Visions" doesn't give his name and doesn't differentiate between the multiple scientists working on a their TimeTravel project, saying that these things aren't necessary for his account.account. The {{robot}} sent to the future, however, is [[RobotNames named]].
** "{{Literature/Segregationist}}": The surgeon, the nurse, the med-eng, and the Senator. None of the characters are given names, although the only one who is clearly ''human'' is the Senator; the rest of the characters might not even have names.


Compare EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep, NoNameGiven, TheNameless, TheAllConcealingI, YouAreNumberSix.

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Compare EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep, NoNameGiven, TheNameless, TheAllConcealingI, YouAreNumberSix. Often employs SpellMyNameWithAThe.


* The characters in Creator/JoseSaramago's ''Blindness'' are referred to by their roles or, ironically, physical descriptions (given the fact all of them are stricken by blindness).

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* The characters in Creator/JoseSaramago's ''Blindness'' ''Literature/{{Blindness}}'' are referred to by their roles or, ironically, physical descriptions (given the fact all of them are stricken by blindness).


* The characters in José Saramago's ''Blindness'' are referred to by their roles or, ironically, physical descriptions (given the fact all of them are stricken by blindness).

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* The characters in José Saramago's Creator/JoseSaramago's ''Blindness'' are referred to by their roles or, ironically, physical descriptions (given the fact all of them are stricken by blindness).


* The ''Theatre/TwelveAngryMen'' are [[YouAreNumberSix only known by their juror numbers.]] No names are used for any of the jurors, the witnesses, the victim, or the defendant. The film added an epilogue that gives last names for Juror #8 (Davis) and Juror #9 (McCardle), but the original play didn't name anyone.

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* The titular characters of ''Theatre/TwelveAngryMen'' are [[YouAreNumberSix only known by their juror numbers.]] numbers]]. No names are used for any of the jurors, the witnesses, the victim, or the defendant. The film added an epilogue that gives last names for Juror #8 (Davis) and Juror #9 (McCardle), ([=McCardle=]), but the original play didn't name anyone.


* The ''Theatre/TwelveAngryMen'' are [[YouAreNumberSix only known by their juror numbers.]]

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* The ''Theatre/TwelveAngryMen'' are [[YouAreNumberSix only known by their juror numbers.]]]] No names are used for any of the jurors, the witnesses, the victim, or the defendant. The film added an epilogue that gives last names for Juror #8 (Davis) and Juror #9 (McCardle), but the original play didn't name anyone.

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* In ''Literature/TheLadyOrTheTiger'', all the characters- the king, the princess, the youth, the lady and the tiger- are identified by their roles and are never named.

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* In ''Yuri Couple'', a manga by Waflove, the couple's names are never revealed. Their only distinguishing characteristics are that one girl has long hair and yellow speech bubbles, while the other has short hair and pink speech bubbles.


* Due to the use of pictures instead of dialogue, the only named character in ''VideoGame/{{Dropsy}}''' is the eponymous clown.{{

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* Due to the use of pictures instead of dialogue, the only named character in ''VideoGame/{{Dropsy}}''' ''VideoGame/{{Dropsy}}'' is the eponymous clown.{{


* ''Series/fleabag'' employs this trope but not universally. TheProtagonist goes nameless (the title of the show is understood to refer to her and it is how the character is listed in the credits, a nickname borrowed from creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge's own family nickname - but no one in the series actually calls her that). Many if not most of the other characters lack names too: they are just credited as Godmother, Dad, Bank Manager, , Arsehole Guy, Bus Rodent, Priest (or Hot Priest), Counsellor and Hot Misogynyst. In fact, all the characters with whom Fleabag has any kind of significant relationship are nameless with just a few exceptions: her sister, who is named Claire, her brother-in-law Martin, her late best friend Boo, and her on-agan-off-again boyfriend Harry. There certainly seems to be some significance around naming and not-naming in ''Fleabag''; perhaps most obviously that this is a story being told from Fleabag's point of view. People are referred to by the labels that are most significant to how she relates by them - including herself.

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* ''Series/fleabag'' ''Series/{{Fleabag}}'' employs this trope widely but not universally. TheProtagonist goes nameless (the title of the show is understood to refer to her and it is how the character is listed in the credits, a nickname borrowed from creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge's own family nickname - but no one in the series actually calls her that). Many if not most of the other characters lack names too: they are just credited as Godmother, Dad, Bank Manager, , Arsehole Guy, Bus Rodent, Priest (or Hot Priest), Counsellor and Hot Misogynyst. In fact, all the characters with whom Fleabag has any kind of significant relationship are nameless with just a few exceptions: her sister, who is named Claire, her brother-in-law Martin, her late best friend Boo, and her on-agan-off-again boyfriend Harry. There certainly seems to be some significance around naming and not-naming in ''Fleabag''; perhaps most obviously that this is a story being told from Fleabag's point of view. People are referred to by the labels that are most significant to how she relates by them - including herself.

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* ''Series/fleabag'' employs this trope but not universally. TheProtagonist goes nameless (the title of the show is understood to refer to her and it is how the character is listed in the credits, a nickname borrowed from creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge's own family nickname - but no one in the series actually calls her that). Many if not most of the other characters lack names too: they are just credited as Godmother, Dad, Bank Manager, , Arsehole Guy, Bus Rodent, Priest (or Hot Priest), Counsellor and Hot Misogynyst. In fact, all the characters with whom Fleabag has any kind of significant relationship are nameless with just a few exceptions: her sister, who is named Claire, her brother-in-law Martin, her late best friend Boo, and her on-agan-off-again boyfriend Harry. There certainly seems to be some significance around naming and not-naming in ''Fleabag''; perhaps most obviously that this is a story being told from Fleabag's point of view. People are referred to by the labels that are most significant to how she relates by them - including herself.

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