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The ability to learn the names or other identifiers of people or objects.

Capabilities

The user can learn the targets true name by looking at a person or object, ignoring aliases and other false names.

Applications

  • May be used to pierce disguises.
  • May bypass limitations of other powers.

Associations

Limitations

  • May have unusual activation requirements.
  • Not particularly useful except in conjunction with another power.
  • Does not grant understanding of a name's significance or meaning.
  • Some beings like those with Nonexistent Physiology might be nameless.

Known Users

  • Truenamer (Planescape)
  • Gods of Death/Shinigami (Death Note)
  • Humans with shinigami eyes (Death Note)
  • Nodoka Miyazaki (Mahou Sensei Negima!)
  • An alternate Minmax (Goblins)
  • Ichibē Hyōsube (Bleach)
  • Ōetsu Nimaiya (Bleach); only the names of Zanpakutō and Asauchi
  • Shinichiro Asano (Isuca)
  • The Profiler (Moon Knight)
  • Bastian (The Neverending Story)
  • Rinnosuke (Touhou)