The Nicknamer/Playing With

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    Basic Trope: Someone who enjoys handing out nicknames rather than using the real names of people he or she knows.

    • Straight: The Nakama are given a nickname each. One or two might be exempt out of respect.
    • Exaggerated: The Nicknamer refuses to call anyone by their given name.
      • Or they call everyone they meet by a nickname.
    • Justified: They're something of a jerk or they genuinely have trouble remembering names. There might be a good reason to use Code Names.
    • Inverted: May invoke Spock Speak by being too formal.
    • Subverted: They're forced to stop using nicknames, or else someone is offended by their nickname.
    • Double Subverted: They keep using the offensive nickname anyway.
    • Parodied: The nicknames are non-sensical or arbitrary.
    • Deconstructed: This annoying quirk conceals a Sad Clown or else acts as a coping mechanism.
    • Reconstructed: This coping mechanism works to the point that it helps the problem rather than covering it up.
    • Zig Zagged: He hands out nicknames...but they convince him to stop. Then he starts doing it again...and it turns out its a pathological compulsion or down to a Freudian Excuse...wait, he's over it...for now.
    • Averted: There is no character who uses nicknames all the time.
    • Enforced: "We need someone who's Totally Radical."
    • Lampshaded: "Do you ever use anyone's given name?"
    • Invoked: "I thought giving everyone a nickname would help us bond."
    • Defied: "Call me by my given name or you're out of here, lad."

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