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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."
15th Mar '16 5:29:34 AM Escher
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** The same can be said of the planet Earth, which just means "dirt" or "the ground".
15th Mar '16 5:22:10 AM Escher
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* The Cheat from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' looks vaguely like a short, fat miniature cheetah; he's been referred to as "a The Cheat" and no other creature resembling him has ever been seen (except in ''Cheat Commandos'', which is purely [[ShowWithinAShow metafictional]], [[note]]exceptionally so for a setting where everything else tends to become real,[[/note]] so all the Cheat Commandos characters may be depictions of him). One cartoon shows him hatching out of an enormous egg along with "a lifetime supply of fishsticks" and one of the video games has Strong Bad referring to his "hot mom", though, so possibly there are others.

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* The Cheat from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' looks vaguely like a short, fat miniature cheetah; he's been referred to as "a The Cheat" ([[SpellMyNameWithAThe always with the article]]) and no other creature resembling him has ever been seen (except in ''Cheat Commandos'', which is purely [[ShowWithinAShow metafictional]], [[note]]exceptionally so for a setting where everything else tends to become real,[[/note]] so all the Cheat Commandos characters may be depictions of him). One cartoon shows him hatching out of an enormous egg along with "a lifetime supply of fishsticks" and one of the video games has Strong Bad referring to his "hot mom", though, so possibly there are others.
15th Mar '16 5:14:32 AM Escher
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*** The 'bull' version of the gorgon probably originates from Edward Topsell's 1607 zoological text, ''The Historie of Foure Footed Beasts'', where he uses the term 'gorgon' to refer to a creature with metallic scales and extremely poisonous breath, which seems to roughly correspond to what Pliny described as 'catoblepas' (which itself may have originally been a ''very'' distorted description of a wildebeest). The D&D version may include some cross-pollination from the fire-breathing Bronze Bulls that Jason and the Argonauts had to deal with.



* {{Pegasus}} - There was only the one in myth, but has since become synonymous with pterippi, or {{Pegas|us}}i, or "pegasoids". Interestingly, Pegasus was more or less Medusa's son... and Poseidon's. Poseidon fell in love with Medusa and raped her in Athena's temple, impregnating her. Athena was furious but since she couldn't take her anger out on Poseidon (her uncle and a god) she turned Medusa into a Gorgon as a curse. When Perseus cut off Medusa's head, Pegasus was born out of her neck.

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* {{Pegasus}} - There was only the one in myth, but has since become synonymous with pterippi, pterippi ("wing-horse"), or {{Pegas|us}}i, or "pegasoids". Interestingly, Pegasus was more or less Medusa's son... and Poseidon's. Poseidon fell in love with Medusa and raped her in Athena's temple, impregnating her. Athena was furious but since she couldn't take her anger out on Poseidon (her uncle and a god) she turned Medusa into a Gorgon as a curse. When Perseus cut off Medusa's head, Pegasus was born out of her neck.
21st Dec '15 7:39:35 AM MetaFour
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has several straight examples from Greek mythology: multiple pegasi, mulitple minotaurs and (implied) multiple chimaeras. But there's also an inverted example: in Aztec mythology, the ahuizotl was an entire species, but in ''MLP'', Ahuizotl is the name of one individual villain.
21st Dec '15 7:02:58 AM Gorank
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** ''VideoGame/{{Pardus}}'' has a jellyfish-like species named Medusa[[note]]Incidentally, also the name for the "jellyfish stage" of actual cnidarian life cycles, as opposed to the "anemone stage" called the Polyp[[/note]] for its petrifying abilities... and its stronger relatives, Stheno and Eurylae.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Pardus}}'' has a jellyfish-like species named Medusa[[note]]Incidentally, also the name for the "jellyfish stage" of actual cnidarian life cycles, as opposed to the "anemone stage" called the Polyp[[/note]] for its petrifying abilities... and its stronger relatives, Stheno and Eurylae.Euryale.
14th Dec '15 1:23:36 PM bwburke94
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* Yoda from ''Franchise/StarWars'' probably deserves a mention here, since his species name was never revealed, and any other member that shows up is invariably referred to as "a yoda". George Lucas himself is said not to want the species named [[note]] although since as of 2014 no ''Star Wars'' character is any longer his intellectual property, it's unlikely this stipulation is still legally binding [[/note]], and so it's almost universally referred to as 'Yoda's Species'. At one point he was even reluctant to allow any other characters of Yoda's Species to be introduced, and even after relenting on this ''very few'' others have appeared. Apparently he hasn't shared his reasoning for ''why'' Yoda's background should be so mysterious.

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* Yoda from ''Franchise/StarWars'' probably deserves a mention here, since his species name was never revealed, and any other member that shows up is invariably referred to as "a yoda". George Lucas himself is said not to want the species named [[note]] although since as of [[note]]After the 2014 no ''Star Wars'' character is any longer his intellectual property, sale to Disney, it's unlikely this stipulation is still legally binding binding.[[/note]], and so it's almost universally referred to as 'Yoda's Species'. At one point he was even reluctant to allow any other characters of Yoda's Species to be introduced, and even after relenting on this ''very few'' others have appeared. Apparently he hasn't shared his reasoning for ''why'' Yoda's background should be so mysterious.



* Two partial examples are the words "ocean" and "psalm," which, while not categories of one, are categories with specific, defined members. An ocean is one of four and only four specific bodies of water: the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Indian, and the Arctic. A psalm is one of the 150 songs or poems in the Book of Psalms. There presumably are not and can never be any other oceans or psalms.
** However, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:World_ocean_map.gif there is some confusion]] as to how the oceans should be divided.

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* Two partial examples are the words "ocean" and "psalm," which, while not categories of one, are categories with specific, defined members. An ocean is one of four and only four four/five specific bodies of water: water, depending on how you count the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Indian, and the Arctic.area around Antarctica. A psalm is one of the 150 songs or poems in the Book of Psalms. There presumably are not and can never be any other oceans or psalms.
** However, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:World_ocean_map.gif there is some confusion]] as to how the oceans should be divided.
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