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28th Mar '17 7:17:03 AM chasemaddigan
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* From the ''Franchise/StarWars'' fandom:
** The weapons used by Jedi and Sith in the ''Star Wars'' movies are called ''lightsabers''[[note]]Except for that one time young Anakin refers to to Qui-Gon's saber as a "laser sword"[[/note]], not laser swords, not laser blades, and [[FelonyMisdemeanor certainly not]] "[[SpellMyNameWithAnS lightsabres]]".[[note]]The end credits for the original trilogy are the only place this spelling "official" occurs[[/note]]
** On that note, do ''not'' call Darth Vader [[RougeAnglesOfSatin "Dark" Vader]] unless you want to earn the ire of fans.
** And don't call Han Solo "Hans Solo", either.
** If you post to forums, it's advisable to avoid spelling the name of Chewbacca's species, the Wookiees, with only one e.
** Never call ''Star Wars'' "Franchise/StarTrek".
** And, of course, all that "[[TheDogShotFirst Han shot first]]" thing.
** Also, saying that the prequel trilogy is better than the original trilogy, or anything positive about the prequel trilogy, is a good way to end up dead.
** Mentioning the concept of "midi-chlorians".
** Saying you like any of the changes made in the Special Edition versions of the Original Trilogy (except maybe ones that correct a SpecialEffectsFailure) is not wise.
** Go ahead and say that you like [[TheScrappy Jar Jar Binks]] or anything positive about him. If you do, in the wise words of Jar Jar, "Yous-a dead-a".
** Just try bringing up the EU and prepare for a huge outburst. EU loyalists and Disney canon supporters are equally vocal and it's almost impossible to discuss it now without troll behavior, personal attacks, and a lot of [[NoTrueScotsman No true ''Star Wars'' fan]] being tossed around.
** Calling Rey a MarySue is a good way to piss off fans of ''Film/TheForceAwakens''.
* James Cameron's ''Film/{{Avatar}}'':
** An "avatar" is a [[http://james-camerons-avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Avatar_%28species%29 transgenic half-breed telepathically controlled by a human]]. Go to any collective forum for this movie and [[IAmNotShazam call any one person in the film Avatar, or call the Na'vi "Avatars"]], or ask what this has to do with ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', and chances are you'll get a front row seat to a FlameWar. The same goes for referring to the Na'vi (meaning The People) as 'Na'vis' (technically, 'the Na'vi' is DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment if you go by a literal translation, but ignored for practicality since it also refers to them in a species context). Other mangling of names cause annoyance, such as 'Navi', 'Ney'tiri'/'Neyti'ri' or other omissions or addition of apostrophes. [[CallAPegasusAHippogriff Calling ikran/toruk 'dragons']] will cause a lot of annoyance, especially since if you don't want to use the actual name, there are even convenient English versions, and can be considered particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}} because they are not.
*** Presumably they also wouldn't like it if you pointed out that an avatar is a ''virtual'' representation (in this context, not the Hindu one). A ''corporeal'' representation... is called a [[UnfortunateName waldo]], after an early example in a Creator/RobertAHeinlein story. That wouldn't look ''nearly'' as cool on the poster over the Na'vi eyes, though.
** Examples other than words include the depressingly common complete misunderstanding of what tsaheylu is (likely perpetuated by [[RuleThirtyFour a certain Flash animation]]). Other misconceptions include some people who claim that either the floating mountains can't exist, claim that Pandora's magnetic field would kill a human, or that there is no oxygen on Pandora.
* ''Film/MissionImpossible'' fans are completely divided from each other, and if you ever bring up the subject of Jim Phelps, you will never hear the end of it.
* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' fans are funny. Though they aren't likely to flame you for the names you use, the use of Japanese names is sort of a status symbol. So a "real" fan calls Godzilla "Gojira", or "Goji" for short (or "Goji-san", if you try to be respectful). This gets silly when the name in question was actually in English, but the fans insist on spelling it the way it's pronounced in Japan ([[Film/GodzillaVsSpacegodzilla Spacegodzilla]] vs. Supeisugojira, or the [[Film/TheReturnOfGodzilla Super X]] vs. the Supaa X (or Supaa Ekusu). What makes this all particularly odd is that "Gojira", with correct Japanese pronunciation, sounds more like "God-zill-a" than "Go-jeer-a".
** If you want to refer to Godzilla by a diminutive nickname, remember that it's "Goji", '''not''' "Zilla". "Zilla" was the monster in [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} the 1998 American remake]], who was emphatically ''not'' the real Godzilla (see below).
** Refer to Mecha-Godzilla as "Kiryu" in front of American fans. It will cause a ''huge'' debate about which one is which (there were several Mecha-Godzillas, and only one of them was nicknamed Kiryu), which will only be made worse by fans who ''despise'' the name Kiryu and [[{{Woolseyism}} prefer Mecha-Godzilla.]] Even worse is when you refer to Mechagodzilla in general as a "cyborg". Only two of the four Mechagodzilla versions have been cyborgs, those being MG'75 and Kiryu, and even then only Kiryu is a true cyborg (that being a machine with organic components, like Kiryu is, whilst MG'75 is a robot with its control systems implanted into a organic body). Likewise, calling the Heisei-era Mechagodzilla "Super-Mechagodzilla" is another way to get corrected ("Super-Mechagodzilla", for clarification, is ''only'' used to reffer to the combined form of Heisei Mechagodzilla and Garuda, and ''not'' applicable to just MG alone). Reffering to a particular Mechagodzilla incorrectly (e.g., "Mechagodzilla 2" instead of "Heisei Mechagodzilla", or "Mechagodzilla 3" instead of "Kiryu") is also a good way to get the fans on you.
** Even among the more tolerant fans who allow American pronunciations, that [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} mutant iguana from '98]] is Zilla, now that the Japanese movies have used him. Before that, he was [[InNameOnly G.I.N.O]].
** Saying that ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' is a remake of the [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} 1998 film]] doesn't sit well with Godzilla fans. Same thing goes for when journalists or critics say that the '98 film was "the last ''Godzilla'' film" until this one, out of apparent ignorance of ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'' and the rest of the Millennium series.
** Calling the Shodai-Jira (that being the Zilla from G'98) by the name "Ameri-Goji", "American Godzilla", or, if you ''really'' want to piss them off, just "Godzilla" is sure to net you a fair amount of correction. Especially now, since the names "Ameri-Goji" ''and'' "American Godzilla" are being applied to the Legendary Pictures version, and not Zilla. And calling Shodai-Jira by the name "Godzilla" will net you quite a bit of reminders of the ''legally official'' name change that happened in the early 2000s, when Tri-Star lost the rights to Godzilla. However, calling him "Godzilla-USA" is not considered drastically wrong, since that ''was'' his name in ''Godzilla: Generations'', a Toho-produced UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast game that was released the same year the [[InNameOnly "remake"]] was.
** Saying that the 1998 film is better than the Japanese films, that the 1998 film is the ''original'' Godzilla film, or that the actual original film was a cheesy monster flick that never should have been given sequels (it is in fact a highly acclaimed horror film with a profound anti-war message) is liable to get you mugged by a bunch of people in monster costumes.
** Stating that Godzilla and his fellow monsters destroy "fake-looking cardboard cities" will probably earn you a long lecture about how the miniatures were actually extremely detailed, expensive and built using materials that real buildings are made of, such as wood and plaster. The ''only'' time Toho ever used cardboard buildings was for a scene (not even from a Godzilla movie) that required models light enough to be lifted by a compressed air tank to simulate anti-gravity lifting city blocks into the sky.
* Smith, the main villain in the second and third ''[[Film/TheMatrix Matrix]]'' films, is an Agent only in the first movie, and his entire existence in the second and third revolves entirely around the fact that he is not an Agent anymore. Some in the ''Matrix'' community will unplug you if you call him an Agent in the context of the latter two films.
** Or when some fans highly approve of The Architect from ''[[Film/TheMatrixReloaded The Matrix Reloaded]]''.
* To the fanbase of the ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' series of movies, particularly every single person who knows anything about mythology, it is Lycan''thrope''. The term "Lycan" is a clear shortening of the scientific name for the disease/curse (or rather the real world symptoms that mimic it), designed to be a slang insult to the species (at least until the prequel, at which point they tossed out their own sense).
* Granted, fans of ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' tend to be a bit more tolerant than most, because they know that it's not exactly faithful to the [[Creator/AlanMoore source material]] (which isn't faithful to its own source material, either, so we can be forgiving). However, there are some no-nos even here, chiefly in character name spelling. It's Dorian Gray, not Darien Grey or any other permutation. It's Jekyll, not Jekall or Jekil or (heaven forbid) Jekkie. And Harker is Mina's ''married'' name, so fan authors wishing to give her long-lost relatives would do well to either make them in-laws or give them another surname entirely.
** The only one which anyone can really get away with messing up is Allan Quatermain. Although his first name always has two [=Ls=], there's wiggle room for his last name; even in the books by his creator H. Rider Haggard, the spelling of Quatermain was sometimes inconsistent. Generally, you can choose to spell it as Quatermain or Quartermain, so long as you remain consistent about which one you pick - but, as one fan put it, "you cannot get away with Quatermaine, Quartermaine, or [[IncrediblyLamePun Nickelback]]."
* Referring to ''Music/ToccataAndFugueInDMinor'' as "Film/{{Dracula|1931}}'s Theme" around either music fans or horror franchise fans will make you seem like a moron. It hasn't even been used in a Dracula movie. Although it has been used in some cuts of the 1925 ''[[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925 Phantom of the Opera]]'' and in ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes''.
* Using the suffix -ception to imply a thing inside a thing inside a thing is certain to get you a scolding if you go into the bad parts of the ''Inception'' fandom. Or pretty much anywhere; that meme's been tired for a while now.
** In the film, Inception is used for the idea of planting a thought in someones head, not the dream inside a dream inside a dream.
* Tim Burton created a giant case of BrokenBase with ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. Just ''mention'' that movie to fans of ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' and watch the fireworks. Even among those who like both movies, don't even try to say that Creator/JohnnyDepp made a better Willy Wonka (especially if you're talking to the first film's star Gene Wilder, who does ''not'' care for the Depp version). The other side of the spectrum is generally a bit calmer and more reasonable, but the Burton movie is ''not'' a remake and most certainly NOT a ripoff - and don't you ''dare'' call it that. The scriptwriter hadn't even ''seen'' the old movie, and it was a fresh adaptation of [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory the original novel]] (albeit with a few of the same departures from the book). And if you aren't aware [[AdaptationDisplacement that there was a novel]] you will be laughed at by ''both'' sections of the fandom. Then there are the literary purists that claim the book is the ''only'' true way to experience the story. All in all, this is one heck of a mess.
* Go up to a fan of ''Series/TheWildWildWest'' and tell him/her you thought [[Film/WildWildWest the movie]] was fantastic. But make sure to put your affairs in order first.
* If there's one way to annoy any ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' fan, it's getting the date that Marty and Doc travelled to in the future in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' wrong, which is October 21, 2015. This isn't fans being petty, rather the result of an UrbanLegendOfZelda that has gotten ridiculously out-of-hand. Once real-life history got into the decade of the 2010s, pretty much every year there has been a picture claiming that that particular day is the day they went to in the future (with the date being Photoshopped to the current date). This has been taken UpToEleven with Website/{{Tumblr}} pages such as [[http://martymcflyinthefuture.tumblr.com these]], which are dedicated to photoshopping the date ''every single day''. And people ''still'' fall for it.
* In some circles of fans, referring to the main character of ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' as Jack Sparrow rather than '''Captain''' Jack Sparrow will net you an angry chewing out and a lengthy lecture.
* As Lily James, who portrays the title character in ''Film/{{Cinderella|2015}}'', learned the hard way when tweeting about the film's Japanese premiere, even if you're in Japan, it's "Cinderella", not "Shinderera".
* Never bring up the [[AvoidTheDreadedGRating PG-13 rating]] to hardcore fans of ''Film/TheExpendables'' series.
* Call ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' a knockoff of ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'', and you'll be met with a number of ''Mad Max'' fans who will inform you just how wrong you are as far as which property inspired which. There's also a distinct Japanese variation; older anime fans and manga-ka ''will'' correct younger fans who believe ''Fury Road'' was inspired by ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' - truth being the exact same thing as the Borderlands example, that the latter was very much inspired by the former's predecessors.
** Accusing ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' of being another mindless blockbuster, no different than something Creator/MichaelBay would create.
* Don't ''ever'' mention news from Collider to ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' fans. Or any clickbait news source about the reboot film for that matter.
* Go ahead and state that you wanna take your [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids under-17 kids]] to watch ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'' (2016) with them, or that you're <17 and want to watch it. Or petition for a PG-13 cut. The entire fanbase, even fans who aren't MoralGuardians, will come murder you in your sleep.
* For ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', it's best not to bring up [[JumpingTheShark Indy nuking the fridge]] in ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]''.
* Pronouncing [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Chico Marx]]'s first name as "Chee-co" will expose you as a total noob to fans of the boys. It's CHICK-o (the oldest Marx Brother was very popular with the ladies).
* On the topic of ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'', due to the fact that each sequel to the [[Film/{{Highlander}} first movie]], the [[LiveActionTV/{{Highlander}} live-action TV series]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Highlander}} the animated series]], and various other iterations tend to [[CanonDiscontinuity ignore one another]], resulting in a number of [[AlternateContinuity different continuities]], stating an opinion on what is the best iteration of ''Highlander'' will likely lead to flames, as [[MemeticMutation there can be only one!]]
* You might want to refrain from mentioning ''Ghostbusters2016'', mainly in front of ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' fans, given the controversy surrounding it.
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22nd Mar '17 9:19:48 PM jccw227
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* Try going to a ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' message board, and claim that Belle was victim of Stockholm Syndrome. Good luck making it out alive.
15th Mar '17 7:40:30 PM MorningStar1337
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* Don't order your steak well done, ever. The internet got two common food berserk buttons for the price of one in 2017 with reports that President Donald Trump ordered a well-done steak and ate it with ketchup.
14th Mar '17 9:01:13 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** In the southern US, it's the opposite: don't ask for unsweetened iced tea.
12th Mar '17 3:56:26 AM DarkAgea
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* Never, ever, say UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison was the inventor of light bulb, he didn't invent it, he only revised an existing design. Also, unless you are criticising his business ethics, good luck mentioning Edison in front of [[UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla Tesla]] fans without having a Tesla Coil shoved in your face.

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* Never, ever, say UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison was the inventor of of the light bulb, bulb - he didn't invent it, he but only revised an existing design. Also, unless you are criticising his business ethics, good luck mentioning Edison in front of [[UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla Tesla]] fans without having a Tesla Coil shoved in your face.
10th Mar '17 7:18:47 AM NightShade96
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* Film -- Live-Action
** FandomBerserkButton/MarvelCinematicUniverse
8th Mar '17 6:48:45 PM NumberFortyFour
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** Calling it a rip off of Literature/HarryPotter.
7th Mar '17 7:17:23 AM Sunflorazumarill
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* You might want to refrain from mentioning ''Ghostbusters2016'', mainly in front of ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' fans, given the controversy surrounding it.



* For the ''Sakura'' series of games created by Winged Cloud, speaking positively about the competence of any of the male protagonists (especially Seiji from ''Sakura Beach'') is not recommended.

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* For the ''Sakura'' series of games created by Winged Cloud, speaking positively about the competence of any of the male protagonists (especially Seiji from ''Sakura Beach'') is not recommended. However, it may be acceptable when it comes to ones from the more recent games (such as Akira from ''Sakura Agent'').
5th Mar '17 11:55:24 AM DavidDelony
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* Don't order your steak well done, ever. The internet got two common food berserk buttons for the price of one in 2017 with reports the President Donald Trump ordered a well-done steak and ate it with ketchup.

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* Don't order your steak well done, ever. The internet got two common food berserk buttons for the price of one in 2017 with reports the that President Donald Trump ordered a well-done steak and ate it with ketchup.
4th Mar '17 1:19:30 PM DavidDelony
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* Don't order your steak well done, ever. The internet got two common food berserk buttons for the price of one in 2017 with reports the President Donald Trump ordered a well-done steak and ate it with ketchup.
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