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22nd Feb '17 5:50:08 PM rjd1922
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* Enemy Mine started out as a sci-fi flick about cooperation and brotherhood... then [[ExecutiveMeddling executives]] decided that the title was too confusing, so they decided to add an actual mine, run by enemies.
** As opposed to simply...[[TakeAThirdOption changing the title]].

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* Enemy Mine ''Film/EnemyMine'' started out as a sci-fi flick about cooperation and brotherhood... then [[ExecutiveMeddling executives]] decided that the title was too confusing, so they decided to add an actual mine, run by enemies.
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enemies. As opposed to simply...[[TakeAThirdOption changing the title]].
29th Dec '16 9:48:39 PM Kombucha
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* ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' has Clarice Starling's {{Dark and Troubled Past}}. It is revealed that [[spoiler: after her father's death, she moved to a ranch owned by some relatives in Montana. She is awoken one night by the sound of screaming. She investigates to find that the rancher was up early, and was slaughtering the spring lambs. She takes one lamb and runs away, but is taken back to the ranch by the police. The rancher is so angry that he sends her to an orphanage and kills the spring lamb. Lecter deduces that Clarice thinks that saving Catherine will compensate for not being able to save the spring lamb. Hence, Silence of the Lambs.]]
--> '''Dr. Lecter''': [[spoiler: You still wake up sometimes, don't you? You wake up in the dark and hear the screaming of the lambs.]]
28th Nov '16 7:13:03 PM bwburke94
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** [[Recap/DoctorWho2011CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe "The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe"]] is an obvious riff on the first [[note]]I know[[/note]] ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]]'' book. However, there's still a scene where the Doctor claims his TARDIS is actually a wardrobe, to give an in-universe justification for the title.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWho2011CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe "The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe"]] is an obvious riff on the first [[note]]I know[[/note]] ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]]'' book.on ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''. However, there's still a scene where the Doctor claims his TARDIS is actually a wardrobe, to give an in-universe justification for the title.
24th Nov '16 3:42:16 PM jeez
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* ''Fanfiction/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'' is... just about that. Queen Chrysalis gets caught and shipped to trial for her crimes before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the Netherlands.
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31st Jul '16 12:07:35 PM nombretomado
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* The DCComics mini-series ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' was 52 issues long, one per week for a year; within the story, the title refers to the characters' discovery of 52 [[spoiler:universes in TheMultiverse]]. Additionally, the number "52" appeared [[ArcNumber whenever it was even remotely possible to do so]] -- everything from numbers on football players to clocks set to "5:02". Plus, the final issue of the series came out on 5/2/2007, though DC comics says this was a coincidence.

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* The DCComics Creator/DCComics mini-series ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' was 52 issues long, one per week for a year; within the story, the title refers to the characters' discovery of 52 [[spoiler:universes in TheMultiverse]]. Additionally, the number "52" appeared [[ArcNumber whenever it was even remotely possible to do so]] -- everything from numbers on football players to clocks set to "5:02". Plus, the final issue of the series came out on 5/2/2007, though DC comics says this was a coincidence.
29th Mar '16 8:53:41 AM rjd1922
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* Rockstar's ''Bully'' turns the implied belligerence of the title into a nickname for Bullworth Academy, the school where much of the game is set.

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* Rockstar's ''Bully'' ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' turns the implied belligerence of the title into a nickname for Bullworth Academy, the school where much of the game is set.
18th Mar '16 11:28:06 AM Willbyr
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* The ''{{Wild ARMs}} TV'' series claims that the TV stands for "Twilight Venom", not "television".

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* The ''{{Wild ''Franchise/{{Wild ARMs}} TV'' series claims that the TV stands for "Twilight Venom", not "television".



* The Japanese name of ''Manga/ZatchBell'', ''Konjiki no Gash Bell'', means "Golden Gash Bell". You could think that "Golden" refers to his blond hair, [[spoiler: but in the final storylines of the manga and anime, Gash's spellbook actually becomes golden after he unlocks its true powers.]]
* ''ParadiseKiss'' doesn't refer to mindblowing smooching; it's the brand name the heroine's LoveInterest uses on the clothes he designs.

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* The Japanese name of ''Manga/ZatchBell'', ''Konjiki no Gash Bell'', means "Golden Gash Bell". You could think that "Golden" refers to his blond hair, [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but in the final storylines of the manga and anime, Gash's spellbook actually becomes golden after he unlocks its true powers.]]
* ''ParadiseKiss'' ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'' doesn't refer to mindblowing smooching; it's the brand name the heroine's LoveInterest uses on the clothes he designs.
15th Jan '16 11:29:28 AM Anddrix
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* The title of the novel ''The Big Clock'' was just a metaphor--until the creators of TheFilmOfTheBook, apparently thinking the metaphor was [[ViewersAreMorons too subtle]], decided to throw an actual giant clock into the story.

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* The title of the novel ''The Big Clock'' was just a metaphor--until the creators of TheFilmOfTheBook, apparently thinking the metaphor was [[ViewersAreMorons too subtle]], subtle, decided to throw an actual giant clock into the story.
4th Jan '16 11:39:45 AM thatother1dude
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-->'''Superman''': If I'm going to solve this, I'm going to have to be Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.
-->'''Peter Griffin''': Ah, so that's why they called it that.

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-->'''Superman''': If I'm going to solve this, I'm going to have to be Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.
-->'''Peter
Peace.\\
'''Peter
Griffin''': Ah, so that's why they called it that. that.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' obviously refers to how it's about [[LegacyCharacter a Batman]] both beyond the time of the previous series and Bruce's use of the title. Years after the show ended, its FullyAbsorbedFinale in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' gives a literal meaning to "Batman Beyond": [[spoiler:it's the name of the project Amanda Waller instituted [[TykeBomb to make sure]] there would ''be'' a new Batman.]]
4th Jan '16 11:28:23 AM thatother1dude
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* The ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' series is ostensibly named after the Dead or Alive Tournament featured in the game, however this is a misconception. The game is called "Dead or Alive" due to the fact the game was expected to either sink or save the floundering company TECMO, thus the "Dead or Alive Tournament" is an attempt to justify the title. This makes sense when one considers that "Dead or Alive" is a rather strange name for a tournament in which nobody dies.

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* The ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' series is ostensibly named after the Dead or Alive Tournament featured in the game, however this is a misconception. The game is called "Dead or Alive" due to the fact takes its name from how the game was expected to either sink or save the floundering company TECMO, thus the "Dead or Alive Tournament" is an attempt to justify the title. This makes sense when one considers that "Dead or Alive" is a rather strange name for a tournament in which nobody dies.
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