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Anime & Manga

My name no longer matters. [...] call me whatever you want... I'm no one. I don't want to be anyone.
Tobi, Naruto

I am no longer Piccolo or Kami. I am a Namek who has long since forgotten his name.
- The Namek, Dragon Ball Z (though he'll take Piccolo over "Kamiccolo" any day)

Film — Animated

Rango: They used to call you the Man With No Name!
Spirit of the West: Nowadays they got a name for just about everything. It doesn't matter what they call you; it's the deeds that make the man.

Film — Live-Action

She was the only earthly love in my life, yet... I never knew, nor ever learned, her name.
An older Adso on The Girl, The Name of the Rose

All you've got is a Man with No Name, riding into town on a pale horse, dispensin' justice.
Hammerson, Shoot 'em Up


He had forty-two boxes, all carefully packed,
With his name painted clearly on each:
But, since he omitted to mention the fact,
They were all left behind on the beach.

The loss of his clothes hardly mattered, because
He had seven coats on when he came,
With three pairs of boots—but the worst of it was,
He had wholly forgotten his name.


I've been though the desert on a horse with no name
It felt so good to be out of the rain
In the desert, you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
America, "A Horse With No Name"

Video Games

My name is not important. What's important is what I'm going to do.
The Antagonist/Not Important, Hatred

Guard: What the fuck do they call you?
Agent 47: Names are for friends, so I don't need one.

A name is a cloak of letters thrown upon a man. It means nothing.
The Transcendent One, Planescape: Torment

Web Animation

Wiz: She was likely created as a giant "F-You" to poor Sol by That Man.
Boomstick: Which man?
Wiz: That Man.
Boomstick: I only see Sol Badguy.
Wiz: No, no, it's That Man.
Boomstick: It's just you and me here, Wiz.
Wiz: Listen, the villain is That Man.
Boomstick: Sol Badguy's the hero and the villain?
Wiz: No, no, he's another character! Just pretend Sol Badguy's not there
Boomstick: You mean he's invisible?!
Wiz: When this person was born into the world, his parents looked as this child and decided they would name him That Man!
Boomstick: Who were they looking at Wiz?!
Boomstick: WELL, F-U-C-K, SPACE, Y-O-U! I'M OUT!

Web Video

Alister: Seven years ago, my country was at war with another country...
Kaiba: Hold on! What countries are you even talking about?
Alister: It doesn't matter.
Kaiba: Hum, it actually kinda does! Otherwise how am I supposed to understand where you were or what was happening?
Alister: Look, there was a vague conflict between two rival nations! That's all you need to know! [...] The enemy wouldn't give up. Not until they won...
Kaiba: Did the enemy have a name?


Bob: But if you're the nameless ones, then isn't your name "The Nameless Ones"?
The Nameless Ones: Yes.
Bob: Okay, continue.
The Nameless Ones: We were going to.
—- Bob the Angry Flower, "Nameless."

Alinua: What should I call you?
Protagonist/Kendal: Huh?
Alinua: Your name. You’re not Vash, so you need a name, right?
Protagonist/Kendal: Oh. I mean, yeah, I guess. Hmm. Hmmmmm.
Alinua: Okay, well let me know when you figure that out.

Western Animation

Mikey: There are lots of people without names.
Gus: Like who?
Mikey: Like the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, the Unknown Soldier, and the other four guys in the Jackson Five.
Recess, "The New Kid"

I am the Man With No Name! Zapp Brannigan, at your service.

Marion: It's the Mule with No Manners.
Bounty Hunter: The Horse With No Name.
Cassie: But if you're called "The Horse With No Name", surely that is your name.
Bounty Hunter: Shuddup!
Marion: She's got a point you know.


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