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28th Jan '18 8:37:11 PM nombretomado
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** Although the ''MidsomerMurders'' episode referenced above does use Warhammer setings and figures as a plot point.

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** Although the ''MidsomerMurders'' ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' episode referenced above does use Warhammer setings and figures as a plot point.
12th Jan '18 9:12:40 PM erforce
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* There are no ComicBook/XMen other than Cyclops, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, Professor X, Nightcrawler, Storm, Jean Grey (a.k.a. Marvel Girl or Phoenix), and, if we're lucky, Gambit and Rogue. Because everyone remembers [[WesternAnimation/XMen the animated series]] and some people saw [[Film/XMen the movies]]... more often than not, however, WolverinePublicity wins out every time. There exist no X-Villains besides Magneto, Sabertooth and Mystique, and they are always affiliated with the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.[[note]]Mystique was in '''a''' Brotherhood only once and it quickly turned into the government-sponsored Freedom Force. She mostly operated solo after the 1970s ended, Sabertooth never was in ANY iteration of the Brotherhood, with or without the name, but ChronicBackstabbingDisorder does not make good referential jokes, does it?[[/note]] There may also be a character actually ''named'' X-Man.[[note]] Though that won't be a reference to Nate Grey (who starred in a comic called ''X-Man'' but didn't actually call himself that) but rather a case of research failure.[[/note]]

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* There are no ComicBook/XMen other than Cyclops, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, Professor X, Nightcrawler, Storm, Jean Grey (a.k.a. Marvel Girl or Phoenix), and, if we're lucky, Gambit and Rogue. Because everyone remembers [[WesternAnimation/XMen the animated series]] and some people saw [[Film/XMen [[Film/XMenFilmSeries the movies]]... more often than not, however, WolverinePublicity wins out every time. There exist no X-Villains besides Magneto, Sabertooth and Mystique, and they are always affiliated with the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.[[note]]Mystique was in '''a''' Brotherhood only once and it quickly turned into the government-sponsored Freedom Force. She mostly operated solo after the 1970s ended, Sabertooth never was in ANY iteration of the Brotherhood, with or without the name, but ChronicBackstabbingDisorder does not make good referential jokes, does it?[[/note]] There may also be a character actually ''named'' X-Man.[[note]] Though that won't be a reference to Nate Grey (who starred in a comic called ''X-Man'' but didn't actually call himself that) but rather a case of research failure.[[/note]]
9th Jan '18 6:43:11 PM HiddenWindshield
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* Wherever tabletop wargaming with military figures (please, not ''toy soldiers'') is depicted on TV, this is a drama shorthand for "this person/people are socially maladjusted and incapable of dealing with the real world". Like model railway enthusiasts - another particularly British TV shorthand for loner geek - they have given up trying to deal with the complexities of the real world and instead have created worlds of their own where they are God".

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* Wherever tabletop wargaming with military figures (please, not ''toy soldiers'') is depicted on TV, this is a drama shorthand for "this person/people are socially maladjusted and incapable of dealing with the real world". world. Like model railway enthusiasts - another (another particularly British TV shorthand for loner geek - geek) they have given up trying to deal with the complexities of the real world and instead have created worlds of their own where they are God".
28th Oct '17 4:28:55 PM nanakiro
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* Shoujo|Demographic books in a given series are likely going to be based around ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'', ''Manga/GlassMask'', or ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles''. In some cases, it may even be all three combined into one.

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* Shoujo|Demographic {{Shoujo|Demographic}} books in a given series are likely going to be based around ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'', ''Manga/GlassMask'', or ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles''. In some cases, it may even be all three combined into one.
28th Oct '17 4:28:17 PM nanakiro
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* In Japan itself, you have non-shonen series usually representing manga as ''Magazine/ShonenJump'' or a very ''Jump''-like magazine. Expect the characters who read from them to rattle off about friendship, effort, and victory (''Jump'''s main motto) or having a warped BlackAndWhiteInsanity view on the world for reading it. If girl's media is shown, it will likely be a pastiche of that year's ''Franchise/PrettyCure''.

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* In Japan itself, you have non-shonen series usually representing manga as ''Magazine/ShonenJump'' or a very ''Jump''-like magazine. The titles that usually run in it will be action-packed where EveryoneHasASpecialMove in the vein of ''Dragon Ball'' or ''One Piece''. Expect the characters who read from them to rattle off about friendship, effort, and victory (''Jump'''s main motto) or having a warped BlackAndWhiteInsanity view on the world for reading it. If girl's media is shown, it will likely be a pastiche of that year's ''Franchise/PrettyCure''.''Franchise/PrettyCure''.
* Shoujo|Demographic books in a given series are likely going to be based around ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'', ''Manga/GlassMask'', or ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles''. In some cases, it may even be all three combined into one.
21st Sep '17 11:27:56 PM nanakiro
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* In Japan itself, you have non-shonen series usually representing manga as ''Magazine/ShonenJump'' or a very ''Jump''-like magazine. Expect the characters who read from them to rattle off about friendship, effort, and victory (''Jump'''s main motto) or having a warped BlackAndWhiteInsanity view on the world for reading it. If girl's media is shown, it will likely be a pastiche of that year's ''Franchise/PrettyCure''.
21st Sep '17 11:15:41 PM nanakiro
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* In Japan, [=JRPG=]s are usually represented by some parody of ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' or ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. If you see an RPG hero referenced in anime, Manga, or light novels, expect it to be a [[VideoGame/DragonQuest3 Loto]] clone.

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* In Japan, [=JRPG=]s are usually represented by some parody of ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' or ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. If you see an RPG hero referenced in anime, Manga, manga, or light novels, expect it to be a [[VideoGame/DragonQuest3 [[VideoGame/DragonQuestIII Loto]] clone.clone. Also expect that hero (or the guy playing him) to be taken the piss out of to establish his world does not work the way he (or his player) thinks it does.
21st Sep '17 11:12:14 PM nanakiro
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* In Japan, [=JRPG=]s are usually represented by some parody of ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' or ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. If you see an RPG hero referenced in anime, Manga, or light novels, expect it to be a [[VideoGame/DragonQuest3 Loto]] clone.
1st Sep '17 7:01:25 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' has many easy jokes from within the reference pool, some of which are a little outdated, however the references are usually ''exactly correct''. It also includes a lot of science jokes and more obscure references. There have been moments in episodes referencing the then-ongoing ''[[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batman: Battle for the Cowl]]'' and ''[[TheFlash Flash: Rebirth]]'' storylines. Definitely in the "made by geeks" category.

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' has many easy jokes from within the reference pool, some of which are a little outdated, however the references are usually ''exactly correct''. It also includes a lot of science jokes and more obscure references. There have been moments in episodes referencing the then-ongoing ''[[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batman: Battle for the Cowl]]'' and ''[[TheFlash ''[[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash: Rebirth]]'' storylines. Definitely in the "made by geeks" category.
25th Jul '17 12:04:09 AM lalaTKG
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* Franchise/WonderWoman is the only female superhero (with the possible exception of Batgirl and Supergirl). There are no non-caucasian superheroes (with the possible exceptions of the ones created for ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}''.

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* Franchise/WonderWoman is the only female superhero (with the possible exception of Batgirl and Supergirl). There are no non-caucasian non-Caucasian superheroes (with the possible exceptions of the ones created for ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}})''.
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