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21st Feb '17 12:21:44 PM LaptopGuy
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* The modern presidents of Russia -- There's Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, and...the other guy?[[note]]Dmitri Medvedev, who served for a few years in between Putin's two terms and took over the office of Prime Minister once Putin returned to the presidency.[[/note]]]
15th Feb '17 7:17:13 PM MysteriousZorua1994
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Let's face it. Most people who're not into the game only know Pikachu. Of the human characters, only [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash from the anime]] is well-known in the mainstream.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Let's face it. Most people who're not into the game only know Pikachu. Pikachu and Meowth. Of the human characters, only [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ash, Jessie and James,]] [[AdaptationDisplacement all from the anime]] is anime]], are well-known in the mainstream.mainstream, much to the annoyance of game fans.
25th Dec '16 11:49:36 AM Tehrannotaur
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* Ever since joining Creator/{{Shaft}} in 2004, Creator/AkiyukiShinbo has become this to the studio.
10th Dec '16 8:24:39 PM Kadorhal
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** SatoruIwata, Nintendo's president, was also in this territory. The ''WebVideo/NintendoDirect'' program/press releases might have something to do with this. (Note that in Europe, an entirely different Satoru, Nintendo of Europe president Satoru Shibata, does the Nintendo Directs.) Sadly, Iwata passed away in 2015.

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** SatoruIwata, Creator/SatoruIwata, Nintendo's president, president until passing away in 2015, was also in this territory. The ''WebVideo/NintendoDirect'' program/press releases might have something to do with this. (Note this (note that in Europe, an entirely different Satoru, Nintendo of Europe president Satoru Shibata, does the Nintendo Directs.) Sadly, Iwata passed away in 2015.Directs).



* Speaking of game companies, Creator/ValveSoftware owner Gabe Newell is the face of the studio. Valve's policy of not crediting individual employees on its works probably contributes to this (though the company maintains a fairly informative staff directory). However several other Valve staff members have some public recognition, usually based on work they did before joining the company.
** Robin Walker is known for ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', and in fact is himself very much the face of [=TF2=]. Hardly anyone can name the other two creators of the original Team Fortress, still less most of the others who have worked on ''VideoGame/TeamFortressClassic'' and ''[=TF2=]'' inside Valve. This remains the case even though he's now in Valve's ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'' team rather than the ''Team Fortress 2'' one.

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* Speaking of game companies, Creator/ValveSoftware owner Gabe Newell is the face of the studio. Valve's policy of not crediting individual employees on its works probably contributes to this (though the company maintains a fairly informative staff directory). However However, several other Valve staff members have some public recognition, usually based on work they did before joining the company.
** Robin Walker is known for ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', and in fact is himself very much the face of [=TF2=]. Hardly anyone can name the other two creators of the original Team Fortress, ''Team Fortress'', still less most of the others who have worked on ''VideoGame/TeamFortressClassic'' and ''[=TF2=]'' inside Valve. This remains the case even though he's now in Valve's ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'' team rather than the ''Team Fortress 2'' one.



** Icefrog was famous among ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' fans as the game's lead developer when Valve (at the instigation of Robin Walker) hired him to create its re-implementation/sequel Dota2 for them. (This despite the fact that "Icefrog" is the SecretIdentity of a ReclusiveArtist and it's not publicly known who he is!) However he's not the sole face of DefenseOfTheAncients as previous lead developers have some fan recognition.

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** Icefrog was famous among ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' fans as the game's lead developer when Valve (at the instigation of Robin Walker) hired him to create its re-implementation/sequel Dota2 ''VideoGame/Dota2'' for them. (This This despite the fact that "Icefrog" is the SecretIdentity of a ReclusiveArtist ReclusiveArtist, and it's not publicly known who he is!) actually is. However he's not the sole face of DefenseOfTheAncients ''DOTA'', as previous lead developers have some fan recognition.



** Kim Swift's role as the creator of ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'''s core game design (originally from her pre-Valve student project Narbacular Drop) was notable enough that her departure from Valve to work on similar game VideoGame/QuantumConundrum was publicised to promote the latter game.
* Back to music: Frank Klepacki for the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' series. Jarrid Mendelson, Steve Jablonsky, James Hannigan and Tim Wynn? Who are those people? Particularly notable in that Frank hasn't actually been a composer for any of the games past ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade Renegade]]'' - all he's really done for the series since was a third iteration of of "[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert Hell]] [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2 March]]" for ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 Red Alert 3]]''.

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** Kim Swift's role as the creator of ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'''s ''Portal'''s core game design (originally from her pre-Valve student project Narbacular Drop) ''Narbacular Drop'') was notable enough that her departure from Valve to work on similar game VideoGame/QuantumConundrum ''VideoGame/QuantumConundrum'' was publicised to promote the latter game.
* Back to music: Frank Klepacki for the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' series. Jarrid Mendelson, Steve Jablonsky, James Hannigan and Tim Wynn? Who are those people? Particularly notable in that Frank hasn't actually been a composer for any of the games past ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade Renegade]]'' back in 2002 - all he's really done for the series since was a third iteration of of "[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert Hell]] [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2 March]]" for ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 Red Alert 3]]''.
5th Dec '16 5:53:41 AM veronchung27
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** However artist Yoji Shinkawa also enjoys considerable name recognition thanks to his character designs and other art for the VideoGame/MetalGearSolid series.

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** However artist Yoji Shinkawa also enjoys considerable name recognition thanks to his character designs and other art for the VideoGame/MetalGearSolid VideoGame/MetalGear series.
18th Nov '16 5:23:20 PM jormis29
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* Also deconstructed in the Korean horror film ''White: The Melody of the Curse''. The protagonists, all part of the same K-Pop group, begin competing against each other to be the main member when their popularity peaks. Cue three of the four girls becoming insanely jealous of each other (the fourth, who serves as the TeamMom, simply tries to control the younger three). It goes FromBadToWorse, in no small part because of the vengeful spirit tied to the titular song.

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* Also deconstructed in the Korean horror film ''White: The Melody of the Curse''.''Film/WhiteTheMelodyOfTheCurse''. The protagonists, all part of the same K-Pop group, begin competing against each other to be the main member when their popularity peaks. Cue three of the four girls becoming insanely jealous of each other (the fourth, who serves as the TeamMom, simply tries to control the younger three). It goes FromBadToWorse, in no small part because of the vengeful spirit tied to the titular song.
8th Sep '16 6:42:31 PM LaptopGuy
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* The Kardashians? Kim's the one that everyone knows. After that comes the other Kardashian sisters, then the Jenner sisters, then the parents, and finally the sons. As of 2015, Kendall and Kylie have surged ahead of Kourtney and Khloe in fame, but are nowhere close to dethroning Kim. Also, as of 2014, you can throw Kim's husband Music/KanyeWest into the mix. And Bruce's stock has certainly risen greatly now that he became Caitlyn.

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* The Kardashians? Kim's the one that everyone knows. After that comes the other Kardashian sisters, then the Jenner sisters, then the parents, and finally the sons. As of 2015, Kendall and Kylie have surged ahead of Kourtney and Khloe in fame, fame (thanks to the millennial generation), but are nowhere close to dethroning Kim. Also, as of 2014, you can throw Kim's husband Music/KanyeWest into the mix. And Bruce's stock has certainly risen greatly now that he became Caitlyn.



* The leaders of the Soviet Union. Most people can name Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev and Gorbachev; but just how few can name all eight? [[note]]The other three were Georgy Malenkov, wedged between Stalin and Khrushchev; Yuri Andropov, who followed Brezhnev; and Konstantin Chernenko, who replaced Andropov and preceded Gorbachev. This is primarily due to the fact that all three men led for a very short time[[/note]].

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* The leaders of the Soviet Union. Most people can name Lenin, Pretty much everyone knows Lenin and Stalin, and most people should also be able to name Khrushchev, Brezhnev and Gorbachev; but just how few can name all eight? [[note]]The other three were Georgy Malenkov, wedged between Stalin and Khrushchev; Yuri Andropov, who followed Brezhnev; and Konstantin Chernenko, who replaced Andropov and preceded Gorbachev. This is primarily due to the fact that all three men led for a very short time[[/note]].


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* Israel's prime ministers were David Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, Ariel Sharon, and Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu. Apparently, nobody outside Israel has ever heard of Moshe Sharett, Levi Eshkol, Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Shamir, Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak, and Ehud Olmert. And how many people even know they have presidents, and that they're ''not'' the prime ministers? (Peres was the only person to serve in both offices).
28th Jul '16 2:31:43 AM LaptopGuy
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Let's face it. Most people who're not into the game only know Pikachu.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Let's face it. Most people who're not into the game only know Pikachu. Of the human characters, only [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash from the anime]] is well-known in the mainstream.



* Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto ''is'' Creator/{{Nintendo}} to most people, even when the company has enlisted other talented producers like [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Eiji Aonuma]], [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} Masahiro]] [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Sakurai]], and [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Katsuya Eguchi]]. Takashi Tezuka has about the same role as Miyamoto, but tends to be ignored (he directed ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' and the ''Series/TwinPeaks'' influence in that game was his idea, and he produced the original ''Animal Crossing'' before Eguchi was promoted from director to producer).

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* Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto ''is'' Creator/{{Nintendo}} to most people, even when the company has enlisted other talented producers like [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Eiji Aonuma]], [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} Masahiro]] [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Sakurai]], and [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Katsuya Eguchi]]. Takashi Tezuka has about the same role as Miyamoto, but tends to be ignored (he directed ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' and the ''Series/TwinPeaks'' influence in that game was his idea, and he produced the original ''Animal Crossing'' before Eguchi was promoted from director to producer). Also of note is Yoshiaki Koizumi, a major force behind ''Mario'' and ''Zelda'' titles, Satoshi Tajiri, the mastermind behind ''Pokemon'', and Gunpei Yokoi, the guy who turned the company into what it is today.
21st Jul '16 8:10:24 PM RAMChYLD
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* ''Creator/{{Maxis}}''? You'd only think of ''Will Wright'', and not all his colleagues that did the artwork and music.

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* ''Creator/{{Maxis}}''? You'd Most people only think of ''Will Wright'', ''Creator/WillWright'', and not all his colleagues that did the artwork and music.
21st Jul '16 8:09:11 PM RAMChYLD
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* ''Creator/{{Maxis}}''? You'd only think of ''Will Wright'', and not all his colleagues that did the artwork and music.
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