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1st Jan '18 9:07:00 PM dragoryu3000
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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', Wyverns have no legs at all; they're more like winged serpents.
25th Nov '17 3:54:06 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* Creeper from ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' is universally reckoned to be some sort of goblin or imp (small, misshapen, pointy ears, green skin). However, [[http://villains.wikia.com/wiki/File:The_Horned_King%27s_Dwarf.jpg production material identifies him as a "dwarf".]]
2nd Nov '17 2:47:22 AM Bosco13
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* In ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'' doesn't refer to half vampires as [[{{Dhampyr}} dhampyrs]] because when that word was transliterated into Japanese for the novels and then back into English for the American release of the movies, we ended up with "dampiel" in the first film and "dunpeal" in Bloodlust. The novels correctly use "dhampir."
13th Oct '17 11:03:01 PM MagnusForce
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** ''Hippogryphs'' in the Warcraft universe look like raven-stags instead of eagle-horses and are often green, making them more resemble the semi-mythological peryton (actually a fairly recent creation, by Jorge Luis Borges). The main reason for this is likely that hippogryphs are the official flying mounts of the night elves, while the rest of the Alliance already use regular gryphons as their flying mounts, so the hippogryph designs were meant to both strongly differentiate the two and to better fit the night elves that use them.

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** ''Hippogryphs'' in the Warcraft universe look like raven-stags instead of eagle-horses and are often green, making them more resemble the semi-mythological peryton (actually a fairly recent creation, by Jorge Luis Borges).Creator/JorgeLuisBorges). The main reason for this is likely that hippogryphs are the official flying mounts of the night elves, while the rest of the Alliance already use regular gryphons as their flying mounts, so the hippogryph designs were meant to both strongly differentiate the two and to better fit the night elves that use them.
24th Sep '17 7:39:36 PM jtierney50
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** Amusingly, the hippogriffs that ''do'' appear are actually hippogriffs - that is, half eagle, half horse.
22nd Sep '17 8:28:40 PM thatother1dude
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* There's a magical spirit in Ibero-American folklore know as Duende, a rather mischievous small creature know for being short, ugly and a trickster. For centuries, in Spanish speaking countries there wasn't a translation for words like [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblin]], [[OurTrollsAreDifferent Troll]], [[OurElvesAreDifferent Elf]], or {{Leprechaun}} so they were all translated as Duendes even when in some cases the comparison is rather clashing. It's falling out of use since those words are now incorporated into Spanish vocabulary, "Elves" are now translated as Elfos -Probably due the success of HighFantasy literature towards the middle of the 20th century- but SantaClaus's helpers are still known as Duendes due to the GrandfatherClause. One of the reasons while the word Elfo was created is because of [[OurElvesAreDifferent the different types of elves that exist]], when they are portrayed as small creatures -- specially if they're ugly -- that translation works, but the tall, beautiful noble Elves of books like ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' look like the polar opposite of Iberian Duendes.

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* There's a magical spirit in Ibero-American folklore know as Duende, a rather mischievous small creature know for being short, ugly and a trickster. For centuries, in Spanish speaking countries there wasn't a translation for words like [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblin]], [[OurTrollsAreDifferent Troll]], [[OurElvesAreDifferent Elf]], or {{Leprechaun}} so they were all translated as Duendes even when in some cases the comparison is rather clashing. It's falling out of use since those words are now incorporated into Spanish vocabulary, "Elves" are now translated as Elfos -Probably due the success of HighFantasy literature towards the middle of the 20th century- but SantaClaus's helpers are still known as Duendes due to the GrandfatherClause. One of the reasons while the word Elfo was created is because of [[OurElvesAreDifferent the different types of elves that exist]], when exist]]. When they are portrayed as small creatures -- specially if they're ugly -- that translation works, but the tall, beautiful noble Elves of books like ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' look like the polar opposite of Iberian Duendes.
6th Sep '17 12:02:17 AM PaulA
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* Creator/HPLovecraft uses the terms "Mi-go" (seemingly based on "Migou," the Tibetan equivalent of "Yeti") and "Abominable Snowmen" to refer to a horrific species of aliens, halfway between giant crustaceans and walking fungus. The only connection between Lovecraft's Mi-go and the mythological Yeti they share at least two names with is that they live in the Himalayas.
6th Sep '17 12:00:04 AM PaulA
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* An odd variation on ''Series/{{Angel}}'' -- in Pylea, the dominant demon races refer to humans as "cows" (even though there's also an actual cow visible in the marketplace).
10th Aug '17 11:08:36 AM VenomousSeal
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** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' took a pterosaur mecha and referred to it as the Drago Zord.

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** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' took a pterosaur mecha and referred to it as the Drago Zord. Justified, as the character is a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for the original Green Ranger, who piloted the Dragon Zord.
19th Jul '17 11:14:17 AM BeerBaron
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** Downplayed by the series' 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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** Downplayed by the series' dragons [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]] as they appear in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', where they are closer in shape to Wyverns 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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