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Basic Trope: A special person has a normal name.

  • Straight: John can move objects with his mind.
  • Exaggerated: John is God.
  • Downplayed: John's middle or last name is extraordinary. (for example, John Omnipotent.)
  • Justified: John had that name before becoming a psychic.
  • Inverted: Blazy Fireington has no fire powers at all.
  • Subverted:
    • John's real name is Cihcysp.
    • Alternatively, John had no powers.
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied: John's attempts to hide his powers are horrible, but everybody still manages to fall for it.
  • Zig Zagged: John's name is revealed to be Cihcysp. But that was a lie. But it turns out that John doesn't have any powers at all. But that was also a lie too.
  • Averted:
    • John doesn't have any powers.
    • Or alternatively, his name is just plain out Cihcysp.
  • Enforced: "We need to show that sometimes, appearances don't matter! Let's give John psychic powers!"
  • Lampshaded: "John! I didn't know you had psychic powers!"
  • Invoked: John receives a power crystal that grants him psychic powers.
  • Exploited: John uses his name to hide his psychic powers. It may or may not work.
  • Defied: John changes his name to Cihcysp.
  • Discussed: "I think John here might be extraordinary..."
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  • Conversed: "What?! John is psychic? I knew it!"
  • Implied: When John is around, weird things start to happen.
  • Deconstructed: People start becoming paranoid because people with normal names have extraordinary abilities.
  • Reconstructed: People like John are more open about their powers to prevent paranoia.

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