• When the voice belongs to a narrator's monologue, in which case the text appears in italics, in the same way as in cinema subtitle conventions.
  • When the name of the character has not been introduced yet. In this case there are two options: not to have a name label, or to use three question marks followed by a colon, to indicate that this is a new and unknown character.
  • When the character speaking is an NPC (non playing character) whose name is not relevant to the development of the story.1