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28th May '16 3:51:12 AM NhazUl
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** There's a minor Ukrainian character with the name of Aleksei Voskhod. "Aleksei Ascension" sounds more like a movie title than an actual name.
16th May '16 10:48:33 AM Screwhorn77
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* Russian band Nogu Svelo has a song called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBsIzNm54_8 Haru Mamburu]], which is an example of (supposedly) English-sounding LoopedLyrics.
4th May '16 6:19:40 AM Dimas28
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* There's one example in ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' with Baek Doo San. It wouldn't work out as anyone's name, because, while it's a proper name, it's a proper ''place''name, referring to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paektu_Mountain Paektusan]], the sacred Korean mountain straddling the Chinese and North Korean border. The homage is deliberate, though.
* "[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Cervantes de Leon]]". Umm...no Hispanic, east or west of the pond would have that as a full name, unless it's just the surnames, which are what the names supposed to be. There's also no acute accent above the "o" in "Leon", but that goes to nitpicking territory.
** Patroklos' full name is initially written as Patroklos Alexand''ra''. Greek surnames are like Slavic surnames; they would change according to the person's gender. It should be Patroklos Alexand''ros''. A patch eventually fixed it to "Alexander", which is still incorrect, but is a much better alternative.
** Names aside, the fourth game features several German phrases to fit the theme of Hilde's kingdom, most of which are typos at best and plain gibberish at worst.


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** Also Kitana. As per WordOfGod, her name is a deliberate mangling of the Japanese "Katana".


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** Kenshi is a credible Japanese given name (albeit very, very rare). His son, Takeda, however, is not, primarily because it's a ''surname''.
28th Apr '16 9:08:06 PM Pegase
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* There is an ethnically Hawaiian character in ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'' named Tito. There is no letter "T" in the Hawaiian alphabet!) And while "Tito" is an actual name, [[http://www.behindthename.com/name/tito it is an Italian/Spanish one]], [[TheyJustDidntCare not a Hawaiian one.]]

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* There is an ethnically Hawaiian character in ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'' named Tito. There (There is no letter "T" in the Hawaiian alphabet!) And while "Tito" is an actual name, [[http://www.behindthename.com/name/tito it is an Italian/Spanish one]], [[TheyJustDidntCare not a Hawaiian one.]]
28th Apr '16 9:22:22 AM DiscoTam
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** Played with in another episode when Phoebe tries to teach Joey French. While Phoebe can and does speak French (Creator/LisaKudrow's husband is French, which is probably where the plot idea started), Joey speaks gibberish like "Je de plee bloom"; he can't tell the difference between the gibberish and real French. {{Iron|yAsSheIsCast}}ically, Matt [=LeBlanc=] is himself a fluent French speaker (the clue is in the name).

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** Played with in another episode when Phoebe tries to teach Joey French. While Phoebe can and does speak French (Creator/LisaKudrow's husband is French, which is probably where the plot idea started), Joey speaks gibberish like "Je de plee bloom"; he can't tell the difference between the gibberish and real French. {{Iron|yAsSheIsCast}}ically, Matt [=LeBlanc=] is himself a fluent French speaker (the clue is in the name).speaker.
3rd Apr '16 3:19:40 PM ExeloMinish
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** Might've been meant to be Conan, which IS the name of an Irish Anti-hero (Conan [=MacMorna=]).

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** Might've been meant to be Conan, which IS the name It's actually spelled Canon and an in-universe case of an Irish Anti-hero (Conan [=MacMorna=]).MusicalThemeNaming. Memphis still goes unexplained, though.
30th Mar '16 8:59:04 AM Iampureevil
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* ''Webcomic/NobodyScores'' does this in-universe with [[http://nobodyscores.loosenutstudio.com/index.php?id=271 Shibamame]].



* ''Webcomic/NobodyScores'' does this in-universe with [[http://nobodyscores.loosenutstudio.com/index.php?id=271 Shibamame]].

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* ''Webcomic/NobodyScores'' does this in-universe with [[http://nobodyscores.loosenutstudio.com/index.php?id=271 Shibamame]].

25th Mar '16 2:16:15 PM CrankCase
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* ''Webcomic/NobodyScores'' does this in-universe with [[http://nobodyscores.loosenutstudio.com/index.php?id=271 Shibamame]].
24th Mar '16 5:43:21 PM ExpertBasilisk1
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* ''Videogame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' inverts this trope. Russian characters speak real russian.
16th Mar '16 12:06:00 PM OmegaKross
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* ''Freezing'' has the supposedly English protagonist bear the decidedly non-English sounding name Satellizer El Bridget, which sounds almost ''French'', if not for the fact that Satellizer is an obviously made-up name which just sounds like a portmentau of 'satellite' and 'laser'. Maybe Stella is what the author was going for?

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* ''Freezing'' has the supposedly English protagonist bear the decidedly non-English sounding name Satellizer El Bridget, which sounds almost ''French'', if not for the fact that Satellizer is an obviously made-up name which just sounds like a portmentau portmanteau of 'satellite' and 'laser'. Maybe Stella is what the author was going for?
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