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* In ''Discworld/MovingPictures'', an entire subplot develops around the talking animals that have been granted the power of speech by movie magic. They don't have names at first, although a talking dog that shows up in later books goes by the name Gaspode, so they might've named themselves after the book ended.



* ''Comicbook/MetalMen'': Tin's girlfriend is often called "Nameless" She's always called that because no one gave her a name, though Tin called her "Beautiful." There was even a long running contest to name her, but they never picked one to use.


It is important to note that this character presumably ''does'' have a name, it just never comes up within the work itself. The name may be AllThereInTheManual, but that doesn't change the narrative flow. While characters may {{Lampshade|Hanging}} the unusual relationship, a direct confrontation with this trope almost always [[InvokedTrope invokes]] other tropes to the story. The audience is usually left to assume that off-camera the characters are aware of each other's names, and it is pure coincidence that everyone else is on, at best, LastNameBasis with this character.

This is a subtrope to TheNameless, because the character (apparently) lacks a name. It is supertrope to UnnamedParent, because the unnamed characters are specifically parents to a younger main character. Compare HisNameReallyIsBarkeep in case the character's name was being used all along.

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It is important to note that this character presumably ''does'' have a name, it which just never comes up within the work itself. The work. Credits and [[AllThereInTheManual additional publications]] may show the character's name, without the name may be AllThereInTheManual, but ever being mentioned during the work. Again, this is only tropeworthy with characters that doesn't change impact the narrative flow. story, such as the SupportingProtagonist or the IneffectualSympatheticVillain.

While characters may {{Lampshade|Hanging}} the unusual relationship, a direct confrontation with this trope almost always [[InvokedTrope invokes]] other tropes to on the story. The audience character's lack of a name is usually left to a different trope. In No Name Given, the audience must assume that off-camera the characters are aware of each other's names, and it is pure coincidence that everyone else is on, at best, LastNameBasis with this character.

This is a subtrope to TheNameless, because the character (apparently) lacks a name. It is supertrope to UnnamedParent, because the UnnamedParent (the unnamed characters are specifically parents to a younger main character.character) and EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep (the character is only identified by a descriptive moniker). Compare HisNameReallyIsBarkeep in case the character's name was being used all along.



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* [[NoNameGiven.LiveActionFilms Films Live-Action]]In ''Discworld/MovingPictures'', an entire subplot develops around the talking animals that have been granted the power of speech by movie magic. They don't have names at first, although a talking dog that shows up in later books goes by the name Gaspode, so they might've named themselves after the book ended.
* Servants of the ''Literature/SpellsSwordsAndStealth'' dark god Kalzidar give up their names as part of their service to him. One such nameless priest is the primary antagonist of the second book.



* The sketch comedy ''Series/AlmostLive'' features "Mind Your Manners", kung-fu parody skits in which the hero Billy Quan always delivers a beat-down on the same unnamed and unrepentant JerkAss (played by the show's host John Keister.)



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* ''Comicbook/MetalMen'': Tin's girlfriend is often called "Nameless" She's always called that because no one gave her a name, though Tin called her "Beautiful." There was even a long running contest to name her, but they never picked one to use.
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* Applies to [[spoiler: ''her'']] in the ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'', because of ''her'' deliberate NoNeedForNames approach.
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* The band ''{{Music/Ghost}}'' has one named member, Papa Emeritus, [[TheFaceOfTheBand the singer]]. The other members of the band - who wear identical masks and robes on stage - are credited as "Nameless Ghouls".
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This is a subtrope to TheNameless, because the character (apparently) lacks a name. The UnnamedParent is a subtrope where the characters are specifically parents to a younger main character. Compare HisNameReallyIsBarkeep in case the character's name was being used all along.

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This is a subtrope to TheNameless, because the character (apparently) lacks a name. The UnnamedParent It is a subtrope where supertrope to UnnamedParent, because the unnamed characters are specifically parents to a younger main character. Compare HisNameReallyIsBarkeep in case the character's name was being used all along.


It is important to note that this character presumably ''does'' have a name, it just never comes up within the work itself. The name may be AllThereInTheManual, but that doesn't change the narrative flow. While characters may {{Lampshade|Hanging}} the unusual relationship, a direct confrontation with this trope almost always [[InvokedTrope invokes]] other tropes to the story. The audience is usually left to assume that off-camera the characters are aware of each other's names, and it is pure coincidence that this character seems to be on a LastNameBasis with everyone else.

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It is important to note that this character presumably ''does'' have a name, it just never comes up within the work itself. The name may be AllThereInTheManual, but that doesn't change the narrative flow. While characters may {{Lampshade|Hanging}} the unusual relationship, a direct confrontation with this trope almost always [[InvokedTrope invokes]] other tropes to the story. The audience is usually left to assume that off-camera the characters are aware of each other's names, and it is pure coincidence that this character seems to be on a everyone else is on, at best, LastNameBasis with everyone else.this character.

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By the numbers, the majority of characters will not have a name within the work, because they lack NominalImportance. One way to play with audience expectations, however, is to present characters and instead of addressing them by their personal name, they're called by their [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep title]], [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname nickname]], or in [[YouKnowTheOne vague terms]]. The more important this character is to the plot, the more unusual it is to lack a name. The BitCharacter and SpearCarrier may not have their names mentioned, but they are straight examples of NominalImportance.

It is important to note that this character presumably ''does'' have a name, it just never comes up within the work itself. The name may be AllThereInTheManual, but that doesn't change the narrative flow. While characters may {{Lampshade|Hanging}} the unusual relationship, a direct confrontation with this trope almost always [[InvokedTrope invokes]] other tropes to the story. The audience is usually left to assume that off-camera the characters are aware of each other's names, and it is pure coincidence that this character seems to be on a LastNameBasis with everyone else.

This is a subtrope to TheNameless, because the character (apparently) lacks a name. The UnnamedParent is a subtrope where the characters are specifically parents to a younger main character. Compare HisNameReallyIsBarkeep in case the character's name was being used all along.
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