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* [[http://shoeblogs.com/ The Manolo]] is the big fan of the definite article. ([[CaptainObvious Also the shoes.]])

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* [[http://shoeblogs.com/ The Manolo]] is the big fan of the definite article. ([[CaptainObvious Also (Also the shoes.]]))


* ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' has "The Murray". [[VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime The fourth game]] introduces The Grizz.

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* ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' ''VideoGame/SlyCooper'' has "The Murray". [[VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime The fourth game]] introduces The Grizz.


* A Pimp Named Slickback from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', though with a different article in front.

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* A Pimp Named Slickback from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', though with a different article in front. He will not tolerate being called "Slickback." ("It's like Music/ATribeCalledQuest! You say the whole thing!")


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* TheAlibi



* TheAlibi



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* TheAntiNihilist



* TheChewToy



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** TheMark



* TheConsigliere



* TheEmpath



* TheEveryman



* TheHerald


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* TheVietnamVet


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* TheWatchmaker


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* TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled


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* TheConqueror


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* TheConscience



* TheDiaperChange



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* TheDrunkenSailor
* TheDulcineaEffect



* TheEeyore



** TheEmperor



* TheEvilsOfFreeWill



** TheBlank



* TheFinalTemptation



* TheFriendNobodyLikes
* TheFriendsWhoNeverHang



* TheGoomba



* TheGrinch
** TheAntiGrinch



* TheGrovel



* TheHacker (as well as their EvilCounterpart, TheCracker)


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* TheAllAmericanBoy



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* TheBigBadWolf



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* TheCartel



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** TheChosenZero



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* TheConspiracy
* TheCorrupter
* TheCorruptible



* TheCracker



** TheFool



* TheDon



* TheDrifter



* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether



* TheGeneralissimo



* TheGimmick



* TheGoodChancellor (as well as one name for his EvilCounterpart, TheGrandVizier)

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* TheGoodChancellor (as well as one name for his their EvilCounterpart, TheGrandVizier)



* TheGroup



* TheHacker

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* TheHackerTheGunslinger
* TheHacker (as well as their EvilCounterpart, TheCracker)



* TheHeavy



* TheHorde



* TheIgor



* TheJailer



* TheKingdom



* TheLastDJ



* TheOmnipotent
* TheOmniscient



** TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou



* TheProfessor



* ThePsychoRangers
* ThePunishment
** TheNotSoHarmlessPunishment



* TheQuarterback



** TheSilentBob



* TheRenfield



* TheSilentBob


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* According to Watson in "A Scandal in Bohemia", Irene Adler is always "The Woman" - never "a woman" - to Literature/SherlockHolmes. This becomes an important point of contention in the fandom, since in "The Five Orange Pips" Holmes makes reference to being fooled by "a woman", and fans have debated whether or not he is referring to Adler.

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* According to Watson in "A Scandal in Bohemia", Irene Adler is always "The Woman" - Woman", never "a woman" - woman", to Literature/SherlockHolmes. This becomes an important point of contention in the fandom, since in "The Five Orange Pips" Holmes makes reference to being fooled by "a woman", and fans have debated whether or not he is referring to Adler.



* The Macquern in ''Literature/ZuleikaDobson'' is always referred to as, well, The Macquern -- except by Zuleika, who insists on calling him Mr. Macquern instead. If he was the head of a Scottish clan, then "The Macquern" would be his official title, so it's possible that Zuleika was deliberately yanking his chain by calling him plain "Mr." - any man in his clan would be "Mr. Macquern", but only one could claim to be ''The'' Macquern.

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* The Macquern in ''Literature/ZuleikaDobson'' is always referred to as, well, The Macquern -- except by Zuleika, who insists on calling him Mr. Macquern instead. If he was the head of a Scottish clan, then "The Macquern" would be his official title, so it's possible that Zuleika was deliberately yanking his chain by calling him plain "Mr." - -- any man in his clan would be "Mr. Macquern", but only one could claim to be ''The'' Macquern.



* High-ranking Fae figures in ''Series/LostGirl'' have titles - not names - like this, such as The Ash and The Morrigan.

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* High-ranking Fae figures in ''Series/LostGirl'' have titles - -- not names - -- like this, such as The Ash and The Morrigan.



* The Cat on ''Series/RedDwarf''. We only meet one other member of his race - not named, but lack of name not brought up - so we don't know how they distinguish themselves.

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* The Cat on ''Series/RedDwarf''. We only meet one other member of his race - -- not named, but lack of name not brought up - -- so we don't know how they distinguish themselves.



* "The" [[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins Smashing Pumpkins]] can't seem to make a decision.
** Music/{{Melvins}} are also a bit inconsistent - their album artwork and shirts usually render their name as just "Melvins", but on occasion it will be "''The'' Melvins". And of course when they worked with [[Music/DeadKennedys Jello Biafra]], the collaboration was billed as Jello Biafra And ''The'' Melvins, probably just because it sounded better. A slight LampshadeHanging is done on the front cover of ''A Senile Animal'', which features the text "(A) Senile Animal by (The) Melvins".

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* "The" [[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins Smashing Pumpkins]] can't seem to make a decision.
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** Music/{{Melvins}} are also a bit inconsistent - -- their album artwork and shirts usually render their name as just "Melvins", but on occasion it will be "''The'' Melvins". And of course when they worked with [[Music/DeadKennedys Jello Biafra]], the collaboration was billed as Jello Biafra And ''The'' Melvins, probably just because it sounded better. A slight LampshadeHanging is done on the front cover of ''A Senile Animal'', which features the text "(A) Senile Animal by (The) Melvins".



* For some reason, the front cover of Music/SonicYouth's ''Sister'' bills them as ''The'' Sonic Youth - not only did they never have a "the" in their name before or since, but they're also credited as just "Sonic Youth" elsewhere in the same album artwork.

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* For some reason, the front cover of Music/SonicYouth's ''Sister'' bills them as ''The'' Sonic Youth - -- not only did they never have a "the" in their name before or since, but they're also credited as just "Sonic Youth" elsewhere in the same album artwork.



* Wrestling/BretHart had an interesting verbal tic - he'd put "The" in front of names that didn't require one. "The Wrestling/SummerSlam", "The Wrestling/WrestleMania"...

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* Wrestling/BretHart had an interesting verbal tic - VerbalTic -- he'd put "The" in front of names that didn't require one. "The Wrestling/SummerSlam", "The Wrestling/WrestleMania"...



** The Sea That Marched Against the Flame, The Shadow of All Things e. g. the Ebon Dragon - Primordials definitely qualify too. Being personification of cosmic principle usually allows you that. Though they can look more like titles, additional to actual names (TSTMA is also named Kimbery), these names still work in incantations involving said Primordials.

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** The Sea That Marched Against the Flame, The Shadow of All Things e. g. the Ebon Dragon - -- Primordials definitely qualify too. Being personification of cosmic principle usually allows you that. Though they can look more like titles, additional to actual names (TSTMA is also named Kimbery), these names still work in incantations involving said Primordials.



* TheAllegedSteed



* TheAnticipator



* TheBait



* TheChainOfHarm



* TheComicallySerious



* TheCouch



* TheDayOfReckoning
* TheDilbertPrinciple



* TheDreadedPretendTeaParty



* TheEngineer



* TheFettered



* TheFettered



* TheHacker



* TheIdolsBlessing
* TheImmodestOrgasm



* TheJailBaitWait



* TheJinx



* TheKlutz



* TheLastStraw
* TheLeader



* TheMagazineRule



* TheMole



* TheNoisyStraw



* ThePratfall



* ThePreciousPreciousCar



* ThePurge



* TheQuietOne



* TheRant



* TheRoast
* TheRuinsICaused



* TheScream
* TheScrounger



* TheSneakyGuy



* TheSwearJar



* TheUndead



** Of course, the Rebels who call him that are entirely oblivious to the irony of the name, given Gordon's situation with the G-Man. It is entirely correct with the Combine, however, and the most 'free' person in the world must still choose his master - even if it is himself.

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** Of course, the Rebels who call him that are entirely oblivious to the irony of the name, given Gordon's situation with the G-Man. It is entirely correct with the Combine, however, and the most 'free' 'freest' person in the world must still choose his master - -- even if it is himself.



* Pretty much everyone in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' - the Pyro, the Medic, the Announcer. This only extends to in-game text and the like, as in-game lines and the comics have them refer to each other without any articles.

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* Pretty much everyone in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' - -- the Pyro, the Medic, the Announcer. This only extends to in-game text and the like, as in-game lines and the comics have them refer to each other without any articles.



* According to some sources, the main character of the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series is actually named Sonic The Hedgehog - first name Sonic, middle name The, last name Hedgehog.[[note]]Which means, when referring to the character himself, it should be written as Sonic The Hedgehog, not Sonic the Hedgehog.[[/note]] Poked fun at when Sonic makes a MetaphorIsMyMiddleName statement, and Knuckles responds "I thought your middle name was 'The'."

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* According to some sources, the main character of the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series is actually named Sonic The Hedgehog - -- first name Sonic, middle name The, last name Hedgehog.[[note]]Which means, when referring to the character himself, it should be written as Sonic The Hedgehog, not Sonic the Hedgehog.[[/note]] Poked fun at when Sonic makes a MetaphorIsMyMiddleName statement, and Knuckles responds "I thought your middle name was 'The'."



** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E26ShadowPlayPart2 "Shadow Play - Part 2"]], Applejack at one point refers to Starswirl as "Mr. The Bearded".

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** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E26ShadowPlayPart2 "Shadow Play - Part 2"]], Applejack at one point refers to Starswirl as "Mr. The Bearded".



* The chief of a Scots clan will usually refer to himself or herself in this way: the chief of Clan Cameron, for instance, is "the Cameron" (or, more formally, "the Cameron of Lochiel", Lochiel being the Camerons' ancestral home). If a chieftainship descends to someone who doesn't have the clan name as their surname - say, to the child of a woman who married outside the clan - the new chief is expected to change his or her surname to match.

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* The chief of a Scots clan will usually refer to himself or herself in this way: the chief of Clan Cameron, for instance, is "the Cameron" (or, more formally, "the Cameron of Lochiel", Lochiel being the Camerons' ancestral home). If a chieftainship descends to someone who doesn't have the clan name as their surname - -- say, to the child of a woman who married outside the clan - -- the new chief is expected to change his or her surname to match.



* Presumably to show its specialness in relation to the other planets, Earth is often called ''The'' Earth, whereas you rarely if ever hear a native English speaker use the phrase "''The'' Mars". Similarly, ''The'' Sun and ''The'' Moon - to distinguish them from every other sun and moon out there.

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* Presumably to show its specialness in relation to the other planets, Earth is often called ''The'' Earth, whereas you rarely if ever hear a native English speaker use the phrase "''The'' Mars". Similarly, ''The'' Sun and ''The'' Moon - -- to distinguish them from every other sun and moon out there.


* TheAggressiveDrugDealer



* TheAlibi



* TheAllegedComputer
* TheAllegedExpert
* TheAloner
* TheAtoner
* TheBard



* TheBeard



* TheBigDamnKiss



* TheBlacksmith



* TheCape
* TheCaretaker



** TheChooserOfTheOne
** ThePoorlyChosenOne
** TheUnchosenOne



* TheConqueror
* TheCoup



* TheCynic



* TheDitherer



* TheDitherer



* TheDreaded
* TheDutifulSon
* TheEmpire



* TheFairFolk



* TheFederation



* TheFettered



** TheGamblingAddict



* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry



** TheCreon



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* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp



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* TheHerald
* TheHermit



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* TheKetchupTest



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* TheManBehindTheCurtain
* TheManBehindTheMan
** TheManInFrontOfTheMan



* TheMedic



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* ThePhilosopher



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* TheQuest
** TheHerosJourney
* TheQuisling
* TheReliableOne



* TheScottishTrope



* TheShutIn



* TheStoic
* TheStoner



* TheThreeFacesOfAdam



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* TheUnTwist

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* TheUnTwistTheUnfavourite
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* TheUntwist


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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent "Hell Bent"]], all the Gallifreyan characters are credited in this way: "The General", "The Woman" and so on. Even "The President", who's only too happy to tell anyone prepared to listen that his name is Rassilon.



** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent "Hell Bent"]], all the Gallifreyan characters are credited in this way: "The General", "The Woman" and so on. Even "The President", who's only too happy to tell anyone prepared to listen that his name is Rassilon.


** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]] we meet more Time Lords; the only names we get are [[MadOracle "The Visionary"]], "The Partisan", and a few others known only by titles and it's never made clear if they are names or descriptors.



** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]] we meet more Time Lords; the only names we get are [[MadOracle "The Visionary"]], "The Partisan", and a few others known only by titles and it's never made clear if they are names or descriptors.


* Richard Adams's ''Literature/ThePlagueDogs'' has The Tod. The concept of names is alien to him as a wild animal, and The Tod (fox) is simply what he is.

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* Richard Adams's Adams' ''Literature/ThePlagueDogs'' has The Tod. The concept of names is alien to him as a wild animal, and The Tod (fox) is simply what he is.



** Many nicknames that can stand alone begin with "The," such as the Imp, the Mountain That Rides, the Sword of the Morning, the Mad King, the Kingslayer, and the Red Viper. Whether the nicknames are flattering or embarrassing is a mixed bag.

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** Many nicknames that can stand alone begin with "The," "The", such as the Imp, the Mountain That Rides, the Sword of the Morning, the Mad King, the Kingslayer, and the Red Viper. Whether the nicknames are flattering or embarrassing is a mixed bag.



* In the ''Literature/{{Tunnels}}'' series, due to the Styx language being a StarfishLanguage bordering on BlackSpeech, most Styx are known to outsiders by their nicknames, usually including a "The." Examples include [[BigBad The Old Styx]], The Crawfly, and [[CreepyTwins the Rebecca Twins]].

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* In the ''Literature/{{Tunnels}}'' series, due to the Styx language being a StarfishLanguage bordering on BlackSpeech, most Styx are known to outsiders by their nicknames, usually including a "The." "The". Examples include [[BigBad The Old Styx]], The Crawfly, and [[CreepyTwins the Rebecca Twins]].



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** [[Recap/DoctorWho2016CSTheReturnOfDoctorMysterio "The Return of Doctor Mysterio"]]: Grant Gordon performs superheroics as "the Ghost".



** [[Recap/DoctorWho2016CSTheReturnOfDoctorMysterio "The Return of Doctor Mysterio"]]: Grant Gordon performs superheroics as "the Ghost".


** [[ZigZaggedTrope Maybe]] it's "the" Music/TheSweet. Not even the band itself is sure.

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** [[ZigZaggedTrope [[ZigZaggingTrope Maybe]] it's "the" Music/TheSweet. Not even the band itself is sure.



* UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, a.k.a. "The Donald"
** His brief-tenured White House Communications Director [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Scaramucci Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci]].

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* UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, a.k.a. "The Donald"
** His
Donald". Also his brief-tenured White House Communications Director [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Scaramucci Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci]].

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* In the ''Literature/{{Tunnels}}'' series, due to the Styx language being a StarfishLanguage bordering on BlackSpeech, most Styx are known to outsiders by their nicknames, usually including a "The." Examples include [[BigBad The Old Styx]], The Crawfly, and [[CreepyTwins the Rebecca Twins]].

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