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26th Jun '16 12:05:52 PM MagBas
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* In ''VideoGame/MegaMan8'', the English voice actors pronounce the name of Mega Man's rival not as "Bass" the sound, but as "Bass" the fish. Considering the number of references to sound in the names of ''Mega Man'' characters, it's baffling how Capcom got this wrong. However, that is [[Horrible/VoiceActing far from the only problem with the game's voice acting]].

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* In ''VideoGame/MegaMan8'', the English voice actors pronounce the name of Mega Man's rival not as "Bass" the sound, but as "Bass" the fish. Considering the number of references to sound in the names of ''Mega Man'' characters, it's baffling how Capcom got this wrong. However, that is [[Horrible/VoiceActing far from the only problem with the game's voice acting]].
26th Jun '16 8:16:12 AM KingLyger
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* In ''VideoGame/MegaMan8'', no one can pronounce Bass in terms of sound, only fish.

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* In ''VideoGame/MegaMan8'', no one can the English voice actors pronounce Bass in terms the name of Mega Man's rival not as "Bass" the sound, but as "Bass" the fish. Considering the number of references to sound in the names of ''Mega Man'' characters, it's baffling how Capcom got this wrong. However, that is [[Horrible/VoiceActing far from the only fish.problem with the game's voice acting]].
23rd Jun '16 11:18:42 PM JREvans
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** Rosalie says that, as her father was a banker, her family wasn't hit at all by the Great Depression and still retained their wealth. Anyone who's ever taken a US History course would know that bankers were among the ''hardest'' hit by the Depression, because most of the banks failed.

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** Rosalie says that, as her father was a banker, her family wasn't hit at all by the Great Depression Clutch Plague and still retained their wealth. Anyone who's ever taken a US History course would know that bankers were among the ''hardest'' hit by the Depression, because most of the banks failed.



* ''WebVideo/ExtraCredits'' calls out ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarez'' for this in their blatant disregard for what it is actually based on, including things that are actually not. Also in that video, he consistently mispronounces Juarez (pronounced Har-rez) as "joo-a-rez".
** In their video about sexuality, they talk about how tired the trope of a tough male with a feminine side is. As an example, they show ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'''s Lightning, who anyone looking at the character can tell you is ''female''.
** They also mention in their "Transgaming" episode that the Pokémon in the TV show function like the Pokémon in the game - except that the TV show on a regular basis ignores the rules of the games, and this happened as early as the Kanto season.
** They also used [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Kanji Tatsumi]] as an example of a canonical LGBT character in gaming and made a whole episode around it, when [[WordOfGod official interviews with the director and writers]] state that Kanji's sexuality was never the point of his character arc and is, at best, [[AmbiguouslyGay open to interpretation]]. [[note]]He out right says when he joins the party that deep down he didn't really care about sexuality, he was much more just terrified of being laughed at for his hobbies and girls in particular terrified him the most in this regard. They never give a firm say on his sexuality beyond that.[[/note]]

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* In their video about sexuality, ''WebVideo/ExtraCredits'' calls out ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarez'' for this in their blatant disregard for what it is actually based on, including things that are actually not. Also in that video, he consistently mispronounces Juarez (pronounced Har-rez) as "joo-a-rez".
** In their video about sexuality,
they talk about how tired the trope of a tough male with a feminine side is. As an example, they show ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'''s Lightning, who anyone looking at the character can tell you is ''female''.
** They also mention in their "Transgaming" episode that the Pokémon in the TV show function like the Pokémon in the game - except that the TV show on a regular basis ignores the rules of the games, and this happened as early as the Kanto season.
** They also used [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Kanji Tatsumi]] as an example of a canonical LGBT character in gaming and made a whole episode around it, when [[WordOfGod official interviews with the director and writers]] state that Kanji's sexuality was never the point of his character arc and is, at best, [[AmbiguouslyGay open to interpretation]]. [[note]]He out right says when he joins the party that deep down he didn't really care about sexuality, he was much more just terrified of being laughed at for his hobbies and girls in particular terrified him the most in this regard. They never give a firm say on his sexuality beyond that.[[/note]]
''female''.
23rd Jun '16 11:44:49 AM Unityd3v
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', healer Mercy's healing weapon is called the "Caduceus Staff" after the famous snake on a rod symbol. The problem is, the Caduceus symbol has nothing to do with medicine - that would be the Staff of Asclepius.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', healer Mercy's healing weapon is called the "Caduceus Staff" after the famous snake on a rod symbol. The problem is, the Caduceus symbol has nothing to do with medicine - that would be the Staff Rod of Asclepius.
23rd Jun '16 11:42:59 AM Unityd3v
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}, healer Mercy's healing weapon is called the "Caduceus Staff" after the famous snake on a rod symbol. The problem is, the Caduceus symbol has nothing to do with medicine. That would be the Staff of Asclepius.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}, ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', healer Mercy's healing weapon is called the "Caduceus Staff" after the famous snake on a rod symbol. The problem is, the Caduceus symbol has nothing to do with medicine. That medicine - that would be the Staff of Asclepius.
23rd Jun '16 11:41:24 AM Unityd3v
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}, healer Mercy's healing weapon is called the "Caduceus Staff" after the famous snake on a rod symbol. The problem is, the Caduceus symbol has nothing to do with medicine. That would be the Staff of Asclepius.
23rd Jun '16 4:47:59 AM smalltime
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** In "The Regina Monolgues" Sir Ian [[=McKellen=]] garners bad luck from the Simpsons saying [[=MacBeth=]] and wishing him good luck,. Traditionally, it's only considered bad luck to say these things inside a theater, and they're standing outside of a theater.

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** In "The Regina Monolgues" Sir Ian [[=McKellen=]] garners [=McKellen=] is cursed with bad luck from the Simpsons saying [[=MacBeth=]] [=MacBeth=] and wishing him good luck,. luck. Traditionally, it's only considered bad luck to say these things inside a the theater, and they're standing outside of a theater.
23rd Jun '16 4:46:00 AM smalltime
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** In "The Regina Monolgues" Sir Ian [[=McKellen=]] garners bad luck from the Simpsons saying [[=MacBeth=]] and wishing him good luck,. Traditionally, it's only considered bad luck to say these things inside a theater, and they're standing outside of a theater.
22nd Jun '16 6:52:41 PM NightShade96
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* ''Literature/AngelsAndDemons'', while famed for [[DanBrowned a sister trope]], has an example. The book claims that the Catholic Church copied communion (eating God) from the Aztecs. Even young children know that Europeans and natives of the more southerly regions of the Americas didn't meet until UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus' famous voyage of 1492... and that Christianity predates that voyage by about one thousand four hundred and sixty years. Also, the liturgies used by Orthodox Christians include communion, and some of them were composed by St. John Chrysostom, who ''died'' in 407 AD four centuries before the beginnings of the Toltecs, the earliest civilization with any direct ties to the people we call Aztecs. He actually got something backwards here: it was Aztec religious leaders who jumped on board with communion. They would occasionally cannibalize sacrifice victims to obtain the dead person's powers, so a ceremony eating a god appealed to them.
** Another one is Gunther Glick, the so-called "British" journalist. Amongst several indications that Glick is an American pretending to be British (and failing badly at it), in an ImagineSpot about his future success he likens himself to Dan Rather. Even granted that his career in journalism makes him one of the very few Brits who have heard of Rather, somebody who imagines their own future success will liken themselves with someone with whom they're familiar (in this case, Trevor [=McDonald=]), not someone who is just a name or a face on a few video clips.

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* Creator/DanBrown:
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''Literature/AngelsAndDemons'', while famed for [[DanBrowned a sister trope]], has an example. The book claims that the Catholic Church copied communion (eating God) from the Aztecs. Even young children know that Europeans and natives of the more southerly regions of the Americas didn't meet until UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus' famous voyage of 1492... and that Christianity predates that voyage by about one thousand four hundred and sixty years. Also, the liturgies used by Orthodox Christians include communion, and some of them were composed by St. John Chrysostom, who ''died'' in 407 AD four centuries before the beginnings of the Toltecs, the earliest civilization with any direct ties to the people we call Aztecs. He actually got something backwards here: it was Aztec religious leaders who jumped on board with communion. They would occasionally cannibalize sacrifice victims to obtain the dead person's powers, so a ceremony eating a god appealed to them.
** *** Another one is Gunther Glick, the so-called "British" journalist. Amongst several indications that Glick is an American pretending to be British (and failing badly at it), in an ImagineSpot about his future success he likens himself to Dan Rather. Even granted that his career in journalism makes him one of the very few Brits who have heard of Rather, somebody who imagines their own future success will liken themselves with someone with whom they're familiar (in this case, Trevor [=McDonald=]), not someone who is just a name or a face on a few video clips.clips.
** ''Literature/DigitalFortress'':
*** The novel portrays the entire NSA, the world's preeminent codebreaking organization, scrambling around trying to figure out the answer to a simple riddle that anyone who took high school chemistry could easily figure out. On top of that, the answer to said riddle printed in the book is ''wrong''.
*** The novel depicts Spain (and, specifically, Seville) as something resembling a Third World hellhole with, among other things, Spaniards unable to have normal wounds treated in hospitals.
*** The Cathedral of Seville and its belltower, the Giralda, is a climatic location in the novel. Brown describes the cathedral as "11th century Gothic" and claims that it was built like a fortress with a single door to fend off attacks from the Moors. [[AnachronismStew Gothic architecture is from the 12th century]]. [[ArtisticLicenseHistory The cathedral is from the 15th]]. It was built with the express purpose of being the largest cathedral in Christendom and boasts seven massive gates; at the time this happened the Moors were a hundred miles away and incapable of threatening it (and if they could, hiding in a church with a single entrance and no possibility of escape doesn't make a sensible strategy). In the 11th century? The city was ''ruled by'' the Moors, who obviously were in no hurry to build cathedrals. The Giralda in the novel has narrow, dangerous steps, while in real life it is famous for having no stairs but ramps expressly built to allow horses to climb to the top. The chase scene begins when all the parishioners get up to receive communion as soon as mass begins; in Catholic mass, communion is administered near the end.
** TheDragon in ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'' is EvilAlbino marksman Silas, whose {{backstory}} includes getting arrested for murder in a port city of his native France, being sent to prison in Andorra, escaping during an earthquake and falling asleep in a train to Oviedo, Spain where he is rescued by a missionary from Madrid, Manuel Aringarosa, who has been sent to build a church for Opus Dei with his bare hands. Aringarosa names him Silas after Paul's companion because of his miraculous escape from jail during an earthquake. [[DanBrowned Once again]], Dan Brown manages to hit [[TheyJustDidntCare all the wrong notes]] at once:
*** Albinism causes bad eyesight and even worse marksmanship.
*** Andorra is its own country, not a special prison for French citizens.
*** There is no train in Andorra. The nearest line goes to Barcelona and would need several train changes to reach Oviedo.
*** The very idea of someone sending a Catholic missionary to Asturias, the historical and religious heart of Spain, is ridiculous (a Spanish saying goes that 'Asturias is Spain, and the rest conquered country'). Oviedo is not the village claimed in the book but a city and the seat of an archdiocese, home to a 400 year-old archbishop's palace and over 60 churches and chapels.
*** Opus Dei is a lay order and does not have churches of their own. If this is supposed to be a Catholic church, its construction would be ordered by the head of the diocese, that is, Oviedo's archbishop, not someone in Madrid.
*** The biblical Silas was in jail with Paul when an earthquake hit the prison. He did not escape (he was on the stocks, like Paul), and neither did any other prisoner because everyone chose to continue hearing their preaching rather than gaining their freedom.



* Creator/DanBrown's ''Literature/DigitalFortress'':
** The novel portrays the entire NSA, the world's preeminent codebreaking organization, scrambling around trying to figure out the answer to a simple riddle that anyone who took high school chemistry could easily figure out. On top of that, the answer to said riddle printed in the book is ''wrong''.
** The novel depicts Spain (and, specifically, Seville) as something resembling a Third World hellhole with, among other things, Spaniards unable to have normal wounds treated in hospitals.
** The Cathedral of Seville and its belltower, the Giralda, is a climatic location in the novel. Brown describes the cathedral as "11th century Gothic" and claims that it was built like a fortress with a single door to fend off attacks from the Moors. [[AnachronismStew Gothic architecture is from the 12th century]]. [[ArtisticLicenseHistory The cathedral is from the 15th]]. It was built with the express purpose of being the largest cathedral in Christendom and boasts seven massive gates; at the time this happened the Moors were a hundred miles away and incapable of threatening it (and if they could, hiding in a church with a single entrance and no possibility of escape doesn't make a sensible strategy). In the 11th century? The city was ''ruled by'' the Moors, who obviously were in no hurry to build cathedrals. The Giralda in the novel has narrow, dangerous steps, while in real life it is famous for having no stairs but ramps expressly built to allow horses to climb to the top. The chase scene begins when all the parishioners get up to receive communion as soon as mass begins; in Catholic mass, communion is administered near the end.
* TheDragon in ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'' is EvilAlbino marksman Silas, whose {{backstory}} includes getting arrested for murder in a port city of his native France, being sent to prison in Andorra, escaping during an earthquake and falling asleep in a train to Oviedo, Spain where he is rescued by a missionary from Madrid, Manuel Aringarosa, who has been sent to build a church for Opus Dei with his bare hands. Aringarosa names him Silas after Paul's companion because of his miraculous escape from jail during an earthquake. [[DanBrowned Once again]], Dan Brown manages to hit [[TheyJustDidntCare all the wrong notes]] at once:
** Albinism causes bad eyesight and even worse marksmanship.
** Andorra is its own country, not a special prison for French citizens.
** There is no train in Andorra. The nearest line goes to Barcelona and would need several train changes to reach Oviedo.
** The very idea of someone sending a Catholic missionary to Asturias, the historical and religious heart of Spain, is ridiculous (a Spanish saying goes that 'Asturias is Spain, and the rest conquered country'). Oviedo is not the village claimed in the book but a city and the seat of an archdiocese, home to a 400 year-old archbishop's palace and over 60 churches and chapels.
** Opus Dei is a lay order and does not have churches of their own. If this is supposed to be a Catholic church, its construction would be ordered by the head of the diocese, that is, Oviedo's archbishop, not someone in Madrid.
** The biblical Silas was in jail with Paul when an earthquake hit the prison. He did not escape (he was on the stocks, like Paul), and neither did any other prisoner because everyone chose to continue hearing their preaching rather than gaining their freedom.
22nd Jun '16 3:11:53 AM BrainOnStandby
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* ''Film/SavingMrBanks'' has a moment where P.L. Travers is given a stuffed animal of Disney's design of Franchise/WinnieThePooh, and bemoans the quality of the Disney shorts. ''Saving Mr. Banks'' is a film about the ''making'' of ''Film/MaryPoppins''. The ''first'' of Disney's Winnie the Pooh shorts wasn't released until a full year ''after'' Mary Poppins was released.

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* ''Film/SavingMrBanks'' has a moment where P.L. Travers is given a stuffed animal of Disney's design of Franchise/WinnieThePooh, and bemoans the quality of the Disney shorts. ''Saving Mr. Banks'' is a film about the ''making'' of ''Film/MaryPoppins''. The ''first'' of Disney's Winnie the Pooh shorts wasn't released until a full year ''after'' Mary Poppins was had been released.
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