"Only the right name gives beings and things their reality. A wrong name makes everything unreal. That's what lies do."
― Michael Ende
"Stop naming things!"
"I want to, but I can't..."
― Marge and Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)

The power to be called upon by the utterance of their name. Variation of Summoning

Also Called

  • Speak of the Devil


Users of this ability are able to be summoned by the mere utterance of their name. 



  • Could be done against the user's will.
  • User could be bound by a certain set of rules when evoked.
  • Their name may need to said more than once.
  • Being called upon requires someone to speak said name.
  • Might not work or may have the opposite effect if the name is said backwards or mispronounced.

Known Users


  • Bloody Mary (Western Folklore)


  • Betelgeuse (Beetlejuice)
  • Daniel Robitaille/Candyman (Candyman series)
  • Smiley (Smiley)
  • The Bye Bye Man (The Bye Bye Man)
  • Zebedee (The Magic Roundabout)


  • The Spanish Inquisition (Monty Python)
  • Rumpelstiltskin (Once Upon a Time)


  • Kool-Aid Man (Family Guy)
  • Candlejack (Freakazoid!)
  • Biggie Smalls (South Park)
  • Hungry Larry (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
  • The Morrigan (The Wicked + The Divine)


  • Bad Bard (Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo)

Video Games

  • Creatures of the Myth School (Wizard 101)

Web Original



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