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27th Mar '17 7:48:59 AM LaptopGuy
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* Hannibal Lecter from ''Literature/RedDragon'' and ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''. The two books that followed were named after him.

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* Hannibal Lecter from ''Literature/RedDragon'' and ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''.''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''; the latter does tend to avert this thanks to the iconic film adaptation. The two books that followed were named after him.
7th Mar '17 2:37:14 PM arimothereindeer
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* In Japan, the rowdy alley cat Nyarome is a rather famous and iconic anime character. Somewhat forgotten, though, is his original source, ''Manga/MoretsuAtaro.''
8th Feb '17 2:08:24 PM Kadorhal
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* This happened early on with Franchise/{{Superman}}. ''Action Comics'' was at first supposed to feature a variety of characters but Superman quickly [[IncrediblyLamePun took off]] and interviewing newstand owners revealed that kids were asking, not for Action Comics, but for "that comic book with Superman in it." Eventually, the title shifted to some variation of "Action Comics starring Superman" or "Superman in Action Comics." (Has shifted back and forth over the decades.) Of course, he has additional titles in his own name.

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* This happened early on with Franchise/{{Superman}}. ''Action Comics'' was at first supposed to feature a variety of characters but Superman quickly [[IncrediblyLamePun took off]] and interviewing newstand owners revealed that kids were asking, not for Action Comics, but for "that comic book with Superman in it." Eventually, the title shifted to some variation of "Action Comics starring Superman" or "Superman in Action Comics.Comics " (Has (this has shifted back and forth over the decades.) decades). Of course, he has additional titles in his own name.



* ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' is primarily known as the comic with ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' in it, and has spawned a sister comic titled as such. ("Judge Dredd Megazine", that is, not "The Comic With Judge Dredd In It".)
* ''[[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK Dennis the Menace]]'' has been headlining ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' since 1974.
** And like Judge Dredd, now has a Megazine in his own name.

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* ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' is primarily known as the comic with ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' in it, and has spawned a sister comic titled as such. such ("Judge Dredd Megazine", Magazine", that is, not "The Comic With Judge Dredd In It".)
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* ''[[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK Dennis the Menace]]'' has been headlining ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' since 1974.
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1974. And like Judge Dredd, now has a Megazine magazine in his own name.
6th Feb '17 6:25:53 PM SwampAdder
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* Literature/SherlockHolmes. Undoubtedly, nearly everyone has heard the character name, but only a significant minority could list the titles of any of the stories he appears in, with ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'' being the most likely candidate.

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* Literature/SherlockHolmes. Undoubtedly, nearly everyone has heard the character name, but only a significant minority could list the titles of any of the stories he appears in, with ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'' being the most likely candidate.exception.
6th Feb '17 6:25:12 PM SwampAdder
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* Ebenezer Scrooge from ''Literature/AChristmasCarol''. Several adaptations have actually been called "Scrooge".



* Long John Silver from ''Literature/TreasureIsland''.
19th Dec '16 12:04:52 AM ADrago
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* ''Franchise/TombRaider'''s Lara Croft is about halfway there. The Tomb Raider name is still well-known, but the character has become very recognizable to people who don't play games, which is probably why the movies were called ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider''.
** The 2nd and 3rd games are also named ''Tomb Raider II Starring Lara Croft'' and ''Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft'' respectively.

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* ''Franchise/TombRaider'''s Lara Croft is about halfway there. The Tomb Raider name is still well-known, but the character has become very recognizable to people who don't play games, which is probably why the movies were called ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider''.
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''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider''. The 2nd and 3rd games are also named ''Tomb Raider II Starring Lara Croft'' and ''Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft'' respectively.



* At this point, Captain Falcon is treated more as ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' character (no thanks to him being treated as a MemeticBadass by the fandom) than a ''VideoGame/FZero'' character, with few people knowing anything about the latter series, let alone having played any of the titles.
12th Dec '16 1:34:25 PM ZombieAladdin
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** Adding to the confusion, at least among pinball fans, Creator/{{Stern}} made a pinball machine out of ''The Dark Knight'' and titled it simply as "Batman."
29th Oct '16 8:47:19 AM Morgenthaler
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** Possibly a JustifiedTrope: all the films, possibly save for the [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness first short]] all had a title card featuring the name "The Three Stooges". It's likely the card was meant as a title screen for the series just as much as a credit for the three stars.
31st Jul '16 3:52:33 PM nombretomado
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* A similar thing happened with ''DetectiveComics'' and Franchise/{{Batman}}.

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* A similar thing happened with ''DetectiveComics'' ''Creator/DetectiveComics'' and Franchise/{{Batman}}.
27th Jun '16 9:01:33 PM PaulA
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* Does anyone even remember the name of the play that gave us Mrs. [[{{Malaproper}} Malaprop]]? No? Okay, it was Joseph Brinsley Sheridan's ''The Rivals''.

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* Does anyone even remember the name of the play that gave us Mrs. [[{{Malaproper}} Mrs. Malaprop]]? No? Okay, it was Joseph Brinsley Sheridan's ''The Rivals''.''Theatre/TheRivals''.
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