History Main / CallAPegasusAHippogriff

20th Jun '18 8:04:07 AM Theriocephalus
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** The Innistrad block features "Griffins" that look an awful lot like hippogriffs... which is particularly confusing since "Hippogriff" is a separate creature type in the preceeding Scars of Mirrodin block. Mercadian Masques also features some decidedly odd [[http://magiccards.info/mm/en/251.html trolls]][[note]]Although see the justification in the flavor text[[/note]] and [[http://magiccards.info/mm/en/257.html satyrs]]. And then there're the Ravnican Nephilim which... [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=t%3A%22nephilim%22&v=scan&s=cname don't resemble]] ''anything'', much less Biblical giants. It's possible that they're a reference the 'Angels' of Evangelion, which in turn is also an example.

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** The Innistrad block features blocks feature "Griffins" that look an awful lot like hippogriffs... which is particularly confusing since "Hippogriff" is a separate creature type in the preceeding Scars of Mirrodin block. On Innistrad, the Hippogriff creature type is still used... but for the gryffs, creatures resembling pegasi with the heads and tails of herons more than anything else.
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Mercadian Masques also features some decidedly odd [[http://magiccards.info/mm/en/251.html trolls]][[note]]Although see the justification in the flavor text[[/note]] and [[http://magiccards.info/mm/en/257.html satyrs]]. And then there're the Ravnican Nephilim which... [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=t%3A%22nephilim%22&v=scan&s=cname don't resemble]] ''anything'', much less Biblical giants. It's possible that they're a reference the 'Angels' "Angels" of Evangelion, which in turn is also an example.
8th Jun '18 3:34:03 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Film/TheGiver,'' set in a time when most animals are extinct or [[LegendFadesToMyth considered mythical]], does this with real animals: when presenting a "comfort object" (stuffed animal) to baby Gabe, Jonas' father calls it a "hippo," even though it's clearly an elephant. Later Jonas, having [[TransferableMemory gained memories]] of the past, calls it by its proper name.



* Ifrits[[note]]A type of genie from Arabian mythology.[[/note]] in ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' are [[MuggleBornOfMages Warlocks born without the ability to do magic.]]

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* Ifrits[[note]]A type of genie from Arabian mythology.[[/note]] in ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' are [[MuggleBornOfMages Warlocks born without the ability to do magic.]]magic]].
30th Apr '18 3:44:42 AM Bosco13
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* In the Russian movie, ''Guardians if The Night'', what are clearly vampires are called ghouls.

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* In the Russian movie, ''Guardians if The Night'', what are clearly vampires are called ghouls. When questioned about it, Igor just says that vampires are from Hollywood.
30th Apr '18 3:44:00 AM Bosco13
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* The undead from the original''[[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 Night Of The Living Dead]]'' were called ghouls rather than zombies. Though at this stage, the idea of zombies converting people by biting them was an Inbuilt trope and most later zombie movies were influenced by this one.

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* The undead from the original''[[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 original ''[[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 Night Of The Living Dead]]'' were called ghouls rather than zombies. Though at this stage, the idea of zombies converting people by biting them was an Inbuilt trope and most later zombie movies were influenced by this one.one.
* In the Russian movie, ''Guardians if The Night'', what are clearly vampires are called ghouls.
30th Apr '18 3:41:19 AM Bosco13
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* The undead from the original''[[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 Night Of The Living Dead]]'' were called ghouls rather than zombies. Though at this stage, the idea of zombies converting people by biting them was an Inbuilt trope and most later zombie movies were influenced by this one.
26th Apr '18 5:50:46 AM brc2000
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** Many gods and creatures have been portrayed as European-style dragons at some point. Bahamut, a gigantic fish that carries the world in Arabian myth, is almost always a winged dragon in the games.

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** Many gods and creatures have been portrayed as European-style dragons at some point. Bahamut, a gigantic fish that carries the world in Arabian myth, is almost always a winged dragon in the games.games, most likely influenced by ''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons'', where the name Bahamut is used for one of the two major dragon deities.



* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** In Cornish folklore, a Spriggan is a kind of goblin with SizeShifter powers. In the ''ES'' series, they are a hostile [[WhenTreesAttack tree-like]] PlantPeople race with a GaiasVengeance tilt, more akin to violent dryads.
** Downplayed by the series' [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]] as they appear in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', where they are closer in shape to wyverns (forelimbs that are also wings) than more standard dragons (four legs with wings as additional appendages). This example is rather defensible, as no clear distinction was even made between the two creatures throughout much of European history. Downplayed because, other than this one physical difference, ''ES'' dragons fit many other traditional notions of dragons (including possessing human-like intelligence while traditional wyverns do not).

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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* .In Cornish folklore, a Spriggan is a kind of goblin with SizeShifter powers. In the ''ES'' ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, they are a hostile [[WhenTreesAttack tree-like]] PlantPeople race with a GaiasVengeance tilt, more akin to violent dryads.
** Downplayed by the series' [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]] as they appear in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', where they are closer in shape to wyverns (forelimbs that are also wings) than more standard dragons (four legs with wings as additional appendages). This example is rather defensible, as no clear distinction was even made between the two creatures throughout much of European history. Downplayed because, other than this one physical difference, ''ES'' dragons fit many other traditional notions of dragons (including possessing human-like intelligence while traditional wyverns do not).
dryads.
10th Apr '18 4:21:03 PM Theriocephalus
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** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS8E2SchoolDazePart2 The second half]] of "School Daze" sees the students being attacked by a group of pukwudgies, creatures from the folklore of the Delaware and Wampanoag people of the American East Coast. They're generally described as humanoid little people of the woods, not unlike European myths of kobolds and wood-fairies, intelligent and fond of playing cruel pranks on humans and shooting them with poisoned arrows. The episode's puckwudgies are essentially long-tailed, pastel-colored hedgehogs that stand on their hind legs in a manner like a kangaroo's and behave more like territorial, rabid animals than anything else. They are also {{Spike Shooter}}s who attack by launching volleys of their own quills, which might be intended as a link to the the mythological pukwudgies' archery.

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** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS8E2SchoolDazePart2 The second half]] of "School Daze" sees the students being attacked by a group of pukwudgies, creatures from the folklore of the Delaware and Wampanoag people of the American East Coast. They're generally described as humanoid little people of the woods, not unlike European myths of kobolds and wood-fairies, intelligent and fond of playing cruel pranks on humans and shooting them with poisoned arrows. The episode's puckwudgies pukwudgies are essentially long-tailed, pastel-colored hedgehogs that stand on their hind legs in a manner like a kangaroo's and behave more like territorial, rabid animals than anything else. They are also {{Spike Shooter}}s who attack by launching volleys of their own quills, which might be intended as a link to the the mythological pukwudgies' archery.
10th Apr '18 11:51:30 AM Theriocephalus
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** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS8E2SchoolDazePart2 The second half]] of "School Daze" sees the students being attacked by a group of puckwudgies, creatures from the folklore of the Delaware and Wampanoag people of the American East Coast. They're generally described as humanoid little people of the woods, not unlike European myths of kobolds and wood-fairies, intelligent and fond of playing cruel pranks on humans and shooting them with poisoned arrows. The episode's puckwudgies are essentially long-tailed, pastel-colored hedgehogs that stand on their hind legs in a manner like a kangaroo's and behave more like territorial, rabid animals than anything else. They are also {{Spike Shooter}}s who attack by launching volleys of their own quills, which might be intended as a link to the the mythological puckwudgies' archery.

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** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS8E2SchoolDazePart2 The second half]] of "School Daze" sees the students being attacked by a group of puckwudgies, pukwudgies, creatures from the folklore of the Delaware and Wampanoag people of the American East Coast. They're generally described as humanoid little people of the woods, not unlike European myths of kobolds and wood-fairies, intelligent and fond of playing cruel pranks on humans and shooting them with poisoned arrows. The episode's puckwudgies are essentially long-tailed, pastel-colored hedgehogs that stand on their hind legs in a manner like a kangaroo's and behave more like territorial, rabid animals than anything else. They are also {{Spike Shooter}}s who attack by launching volleys of their own quills, which might be intended as a link to the the mythological puckwudgies' pukwudgies' archery.
10th Apr '18 11:47:33 AM Theriocephalus
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** The term Alicorn to describe the WingedUnicorn, which later became AscendedFanon. The Term Alicorn usually refers to the theoretical substance of a Unicorn's horn, barring the fact there were already fan terms in play from previous generations ("Unipeg" and "Pegicorn" come to mind). Wiki/TheOtherWiki traces the usage of "alicorn" to mean "winged unicorn" back to a book by Creator/PiersAnthony, originally written in 1984.
** The Windigos are named after the [[{{Wendigo}} cannibal monsters in Algonquin religion]], but are actually equine frost spirits that [[EmotionEater feed on hatred]] and bring EndlessWinter. Wendigos are, however associated with wintertime starvation so there is at least a connection to the original.
** The Tatzlwurm from "Three's a Crowd" is based on the Graboids from ''Film/{{Tremors}}'', and looks nothing like the creature from Swiss Alpine mythology, which has the front half of a cat and the hind half of a snake.

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** The term Alicorn "alicorn" to describe the WingedUnicorn, which later became AscendedFanon. The Term term Alicorn usually refers to the theoretical substance of a Unicorn's {{Unicorn}}'s horn, barring the fact there were already fan terms in play from previous generations ("Unipeg" such a "unipeg" and "Pegicorn" come to mind)."pegicorn". Wiki/TheOtherWiki traces the usage of "alicorn" to mean "winged unicorn" back to a book by Creator/PiersAnthony, originally written in 1984.
** The Windigos are named after the [[{{Wendigo}} cannibal monsters in Algonquin religion]], but are actually equine frost spirits that [[EmotionEater feed on hatred]] and bring EndlessWinter. Wendigos are, however however, associated with wintertime starvation starvation, so there is at least a tenuous connection to the original.
** The Tatzlwurm from "Three's "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E11ThreesACrowd Three's a Crowd" Crowd]]" is based on most reminiscent of the Graboids from ''Film/{{Tremors}}'', and ''Film/{{Tremors}}''. It looks nothing like the creature from Swiss Alpine mythology, which has the head or front half of a cat and the hind half of a snake.snake, and is usually described as ranging in size from a foot long to somewhat longer than a man is tall, in contrast with episode's enormous monster.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS8E2SchoolDazePart2 The second half]] of "School Daze" sees the students being attacked by a group of puckwudgies, creatures from the folklore of the Delaware and Wampanoag people of the American East Coast. They're generally described as humanoid little people of the woods, not unlike European myths of kobolds and wood-fairies, intelligent and fond of playing cruel pranks on humans and shooting them with poisoned arrows. The episode's puckwudgies are essentially long-tailed, pastel-colored hedgehogs that stand on their hind legs in a manner like a kangaroo's and behave more like territorial, rabid animals than anything else. They are also {{Spike Shooter}}s who attack by launching volleys of their own quills, which might be intended as a link to the the mythological puckwudgies' archery.



22nd Jan '18 11:53:54 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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This could be employed just to underline in red crayon that Y{{our Monsters Are Different}}. Alternatively, of course, the writer did no research -- ''or'' did [[ViewersAreGeniuses a little too much research]], finding an extremely obscure name or form of a familiar creature. This is a common cheat when fishing for names for PaletteSwap {{Underground Monkey}}s.

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This could be employed just to underline in red crayon that Y{{our Monsters Are Different}}.OurMonstersAreDifferent. Alternatively, of course, the writer did no research -- ''or'' did [[ViewersAreGeniuses a little too much research]], finding an extremely obscure name or form of a familiar creature. This is a common cheat when fishing for names for PaletteSwap {{Underground Monkey}}s.
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