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21st Jun '16 1:50:01 PM gigarex
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MSome mythological creatures are more famous than others, but a few are so famous that their entire ''species'' has been named after them in the popular consciousness, in a kind of mythological malapropism -- or, alternatively, a singular creature proposed as a unique aberration is adopted by other stories as if it were a species.

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MSome Some mythological creatures are more famous than others, but a few are so famous that their entire ''species'' has been named after them in the popular consciousness, in a kind of mythological malapropism -- or, alternatively, a singular creature proposed as a unique aberration is adopted by other stories as if it were a species.
20th Jun '16 9:34:46 PM Adept
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** This trope can be readily observed today in a similar vein; the popularity of Pixar's ''FindingNemo'' has led to common/orange clownfish (''Amphiprion ocellaris/percula'') and regal tangs (''Paracanthurus hepatus'') being consistently referred to as "Nemo fish" and "Dory fish" respectively.

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** This trope can be readily observed today in a similar vein; the popularity of Pixar's ''FindingNemo'' ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' has led to common/orange clownfish (''Amphiprion ocellaris/percula'') and regal tangs (''Paracanthurus hepatus'') being consistently referred to as "Nemo fish" and "Dory fish" respectively.
20th Jun '16 4:20:33 PM DaibhidC
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Some mythological creatures are more famous than others, but a few are so famous that their entire ''species'' has been named after them in the popular consciousness, in a kind of mythological malapropism -- or, alternatively, a singular creature proposed as a unique aberration is adopted by other stories as if it were a species.

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Some MSome mythological creatures are more famous than others, but a few are so famous that their entire ''species'' has been named after them in the popular consciousness, in a kind of mythological malapropism -- or, alternatively, a singular creature proposed as a unique aberration is adopted by other stories as if it were a species.



* Sometimes in the Moomentroll stories, one isn't sure if the word used to refer to a particular creature is its personal name or the name of its species. This is often academic if that is the only example we meet.

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* Sometimes in the Moomentroll ''Literature/TheMoomins'' stories, one isn't sure if the word used to refer to a particular creature is its personal name or the name of its species. This is often academic if that is the only example we meet. The most obvious example is the Hemulen - later stories establish there are definitely other Hemulens, such as the Park Keeper, and it's not even clear if "the" Hemulen is even always the same one. (There are almost certainly at least two Fillyjonks referred to as "the" Fillyjonk in different books.)
18th Jun '16 6:48:45 AM Generality
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** The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' demonstrates them as a species that migrate together, causing auroras in the sky, and explaining that one of anything couldn't last long, especially in a FantasyKitchenSink world where ''everything'' has predators.
12th Jun '16 6:42:37 PM Doug86
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** In the MarvelUniverse, it's sometimes been claimed that there's not only just one Phoenix in the universe, but only one across ''all'' universes. Though given that such a concept makes it hard to do WhatIf stories about ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga (one of the most iconic of all ComicBook/XMen stories and thus fertile ground for alternate retellings, they seem to have quietly retconned that idea years ago. And even within the main MarvelUniverse the "only one Phoenix" concept is kind of cheapened by the fact that fragments of the Phoenix can be split off and still have vast power, and the Phoenix can take on more than one human host simultaneously.

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** In the MarvelUniverse, Franchise/MarvelUniverse, it's sometimes been claimed that there's not only just one Phoenix in the universe, but only one across ''all'' universes. Though given that such a concept makes it hard to do WhatIf stories about ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga (one of the most iconic of all ComicBook/XMen stories and thus fertile ground for alternate retellings, they seem to have quietly retconned that idea years ago. And even within the main MarvelUniverse Marvel Universe the "only one Phoenix" concept is kind of cheapened by the fact that fragments of the Phoenix can be split off and still have vast power, and the Phoenix can take on more than one human host simultaneously.
2nd Jun '16 1:23:28 PM Morgenthaler
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* Inverted in ''Theatre/OedipusTheKing'': {{Sophocles}}, who was familiar with the many unique monsters in Greek mythology, treats "The Sphinx" as a unique monster. But in Egyptian mythology, sphinxes are a species with many members.

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* Inverted in ''Theatre/OedipusTheKing'': {{Sophocles}}, Creator/{{Sophocles}}, who was familiar with the many unique monsters in Greek mythology, treats "The Sphinx" as a unique monster. But in Egyptian mythology, sphinxes are a species with many members.
9th Apr '16 3:39:59 AM SCDifference
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** However, ''TheTiggerMovie'' is entirely about subverting this trope in the most heart-wrenching way possible.

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** However, ''TheTiggerMovie'' ''Disney/TheTiggerMovie'' is entirely about subverting this trope in the most heart-wrenching way possible.
9th Apr '16 3:38:52 AM SCDifference
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** However, ''TheTiggerMovie'' is entirely about subverting this trope in the most heart-wrenching way possible.


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** This trope can be readily observed today in a similar vein; the popularity of Pixar's ''FindingNemo'' has led to common/orange clownfish (''Amphiprion ocellaris/percula'') and regal tangs (''Paracanthurus hepatus'') being consistently referred to as "Nemo fish" and "Dory fish" respectively.
15th Mar '16 8:27:06 AM Escher
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* Renard, in France. Before, the French word for fox was "goupil", but after the ''Roman de Renart'', the whole species got the name. Renard (or ''Reynaud'', i.e. Ronald) was a famous TricksterArchetype who was CunningLikeAFox.

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* Renard, in France. Before, the The old French word for fox was "goupil", but after "goupil". A series of popular medieval stories about the ''Roman de Renart'', the whole species got the name. CunningLikeAFox TricksterArchetype (and literal [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic fox]]) Renard (or ''Reynard'' or ''Reynaud'', i.e. Ronald) was a famous TricksterArchetype who was CunningLikeAFox.and his clashes with the wolf Isengrim led to many people referring to all foxes as "Renard" until it stuck as the common name for the animal in French.
15th Mar '16 5:40:34 AM Escher
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* "Dracula" has been occasionally used as a synonym for "vampire" since Bram Stoker's work was published, usually in a playful context.
** For example, in Desmond Dekker's 1964 humorous song "Dracula", he warns the listener "Do not fall in love for that girl, she is a Dracula."
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