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5th Feb '16 6:11:17 PM nombretomado
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* A Creator/DataEast USA [[http://flyers.arcade-museum.com/?page=thumbs&db=videodb&id=3605 trade ad]] for the ArcadeGame ''Desert Assault'' was titled "Operation Coin-Drop."
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* A Creator/DataEast USA [[http://flyers.arcade-museum.com/?page=thumbs&db=videodb&id=3605 trade ad]] for the ArcadeGame UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame ''Desert Assault'' was titled "Operation Coin-Drop."
27th Jan '16 11:52:00 AM Beedle
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* In ''LetsPlay/{{Boatmurdered}}'', [=StarkRavingMad=] is responsible for the creation of Project "Fuck The World", a canal funneling lava to the outside world, as a drastic solution to the settlement's elephant infestation. He also has a secret escape tunnel built as part of Project [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere "Get Me The Fuck Out of Boatmurdered"]].
8th Jan '16 11:25:24 AM merotoker
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* Lampshaded and normally averted in ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'', when the Fabletown residents are in military mode. Normally they are very good about making sure that their operations have codenames that hold clues to their purpose, but (as Cinderella laments) the lads in charge just can't help themselves when they name their plan [[spoiler: to isolate the Empire's capital, effectively cutting off its head,]] Operation Jack Ketch. ** Although, in all fairness, by the time the operation was well underway, not only did the Empire realise what was happening, they were pretty much powerless to prevent it.
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* Lampshaded and normally averted in ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'', when the Fabletown residents are in military mode. Normally they are very good about making sure that their operations have codenames that hold clues to their purpose, but (as Cinderella laments) the lads in charge just can't help themselves when they name their plan [[spoiler: to isolate the Empire's capital, effectively cutting off its head,]] Operation Jack Ketch. ** Ketch. Although, in all fairness, by the time the operation was well underway, not only did the Empire realise what was happening, they were pretty much powerless to prevent it.

* In ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'', Ritsuko gets fed up with Misato's lousy operation codenames and comes up with a random word generator. The result? "From now on we put our faith in [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Blast Hard Cheese!"]]
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* In ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'', ''FanFic/{{Shinji and Warhammer 40K}}'', Ritsuko gets fed up with Misato's lousy operation codenames and comes up with a random word generator. The result? "From now on we put our faith in [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Blast Hard Cheese!"]]

* ''Fanfic/{{Worldfall}}'': The FinalBattle sees the allied nations of Earth launching Operation Endgame, which is [[spoiler: a massive counter-invasion of South Europe and North Africa to drive out Race and Fifthp ground forces, while simultaneously, the [[TheBattlestar Archangel Michael]] and the refitted [=127th=] Emperor Hetto engage in a space battle with the remains of the Conquest Fleet and the Thuktun Flishithy.]]
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* ''Fanfic/{{Worldfall}}'': The FinalBattle sees the allied nations of Earth launching Operation Endgame, which is [[spoiler: a massive counter-invasion of South Europe and North Africa to drive out Race and Fifthp ground forces, while simultaneously, the [[TheBattlestar Archangel Michael]] and the refitted [=127th=] Emperor Hetto engage in a space battle with the remains of the Conquest Fleet and the Thuktun Flishithy.]]Flishithy]].

* One of the [[TheAbridgedSeries Higurashi Parody Fandub Series]] episodes had Rika declare, "Operation: Get back at this crazy bitch for killing my friends is a go!" when she was about to spray tear gas into Shion's eyes. * ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'' has "Operation Kraut Control" which while entirely accurate, is far too vague to figure out (it was a directive to stop the Nazis from creating a vampire army).
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* One of the [[TheAbridgedSeries Higurashi Parody Fandub Series]] ''WebVideo/HigurashiParodyFandub'' episodes had Rika declare, "Operation: Get back at this crazy bitch for killing my friends is a go!" when she was about to spray tear gas into Shion's eyes. * ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'' has "Operation Kraut Control" which while entirely accurate, is far too vague to figure out (it was a directive to stop the Nazis from creating a vampire army).eyes.

** Bond overhears Film/{{Goldfinger}} talking about "Operation Grand Slam". Although he hasn't the faintest idea what it means, he's able to bluff the villain into keeping him alive purely on the basis of knowing the name. This is same for [[Literature/{{Goldfinger}} the original novel]]. ** Also, the eponymous ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' is the operation involving the rescue of [[EmptyQuiver hijacked nuclear missiles]]. This is also same for [[Literature/{{Thunderball}} the original novel]].
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** Bond overhears Film/{{Goldfinger}} talking about "Operation Grand Slam". Although he hasn't the faintest idea what it means, he's able to bluff the villain into keeping him alive purely on the basis of knowing the name. This is the same for [[Literature/{{Goldfinger}} the original novel]]. ** Also, the eponymous ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' is the operation involving the rescue of [[EmptyQuiver hijacked nuclear missiles]]. This is also the same for [[Literature/{{Thunderball}} the original novel]].

*** The series went totally meta with ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}'', which is the in-universe name of the Russian military project that forms the centrepiece of the Villain's plan, and also the name of an actual operation that Ian Fleming ran while working for British Intelligence, which he then used as the name of his Jamaican estate where he wrote some of the James Bond books and [[AustinPowers oh I've gone cross-eyed]].
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*** The series went totally meta with ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}'', which is the in-universe name of the Russian military project that forms the centrepiece of the Villain's plan, and also the name of an actual operation that Ian Fleming ran while working for British Intelligence, which he then used as the name of his Jamaican estate where he wrote some of the James Bond books and [[AustinPowers [[Film/AustinPowers oh I've gone cross-eyed]].

* Though it wasn't named as such until VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront 2, ''Operation: Knightfall'' from ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' was the ultimate culmination of [[KillEmAll Executive Order 66:]] Lord Vader and the 501st Legion's march on the Jedi Temple.
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* Though it wasn't named as such until VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront 2, ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront 2'', ''Operation: Knightfall'' from ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' was the ultimate culmination of [[KillEmAll Executive Order 66:]] Lord Vader and the 501st Legion's march on the Jedi Temple.

* Exception: David Weber's Star Kingdom of Manticore in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' books plays ''very'' true to its RealLife analogue, 17th/18th-century Britain, in using operation names pulled at random from a list of innocuous names. Dame Honor herself has participated in Operations Buttercup, Cutworm, Sanskrit, and Sanskrit II. The trope is played straight with the People's Republic of Haven, whose Operation Bagration shares its name with the Soviet Belorussian Offence during WWII.
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* Exception: David Weber's Creator/DavidWeber's Star Kingdom of Manticore in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' books plays ''very'' true to its RealLife analogue, 17th/18th-century Britain, in using operation names pulled at random from a list of innocuous names. Dame Honor herself has participated in Operations Buttercup, Cutworm, Sanskrit, and Sanskrit II. The trope is played straight with the People's Republic of Haven, whose Operation Bagration shares its name with the Soviet Belorussian Offence during WWII.

** Mesan cover ops tend to pick names that are kind of poor at disguising their intent, like a poison gas assassination plot called Operation Rat Poison and Operation [[TrojanHorse Wooden Horse]] which planted bombs in the ships of their expendable pawns. Not to mention the much-foreshadowed Oyster Bay, which turned out to be [[spoiler: a sneak attack on the home bases of the Manticoran and Grayson navies.]] Possibly {{Justified}} by the fact that no one knows Mesa exists in the first place, so they don't really need a NonIndicativeName to preserve secrecy.
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** Mesan cover ops tend to pick names that are kind of poor at disguising their intent, like a poison gas assassination plot called Operation Rat Poison and Operation [[TrojanHorse Wooden Horse]] which planted bombs in the ships of their expendable pawns. Not to mention the much-foreshadowed Oyster Bay, which turned out to be [[spoiler: a sneak attack on the home bases of the Manticoran and Grayson navies.]] navies]]. Possibly {{Justified}} {{justified|Trope}} by the fact that no one knows Mesa exists in the first place, so they don't really need a NonIndicativeName to preserve secrecy.

** The bad guys' plan in ''Literature/RoleOfHonour'' is called Operation Down Escalator, a play on the word "de-escalation". Fitting, since they plan [[spoiler:to remove the nuclear capablities of USA and Soviet Union]].
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** The bad guys' plan in ''Literature/RoleOfHonour'' is called Operation Down Escalator, a play on the word "de-escalation". Fitting, since they plan [[spoiler:to remove the nuclear capablities capabilities of USA and Soviet Union]].

* In ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'', Steven Heck names all operations that occur in Taipei - even the ones that aren't his. Then again, he's [[AxeCrazy not entirely there in the head]].
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* In ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'', Steven Heck names all operations that occur in Taipei - even the ones that aren't his. Then again, he's [[AxeCrazy [[AxCrazy not entirely there in the head]].

* ''VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution'' has Gulf War vet [[BiggerBad Benjamin Travis]] masterminding "Operation Sledgehammer", which is about as subtle as it sounds. Taking over a small town in South Dakota, setting fire to parts of it, having his goons [[LeaveNoWitnesses execute most of the civilians]], all to capture [[ProfessionalKiller one bald assassin...]] How on earth did this guy find a job in a top-secret contract agency?
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* ''VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution'' has Gulf War vet [[BiggerBad [[GreaterScopeVillain Benjamin Travis]] masterminding "Operation Sledgehammer", which is about as subtle as it sounds. Taking over a small town in South Dakota, setting fire to parts of it, having his goons [[LeaveNoWitnesses execute most of the civilians]], all to capture [[ProfessionalKiller one bald assassin...]] How on earth did this guy find a job in a top-secret contract agency?

* ''Operation C'', a GameBoy installment in the ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' series.
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* ''Operation C'', a GameBoy UsefulNotes/GameBoy installment in the ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' series.

* ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'' has Alucard and Walter's original mission called "Operation Kraut Control". While accurate, it's so vague that the Nazis would never have been able to figure out what it was.
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* ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'' has Alucard and Walter's original mission called "Operation Kraut Control". While accurate, it's so vague that the Nazis would never have been able to figure out what it was.was (it was a directive to stop the Nazis from creating a vampire army).

* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Tedd refers to the rescue of Elliot as "Operation: Zelda". ** Revealed by WordOfGod in a filler that this had been a long planned joke, but that's something else entirely.
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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Tedd refers to the rescue of Elliot as "Operation: Zelda". ** Zelda". Revealed by WordOfGod in a filler that this had been a long planned joke, but that's something else entirely.

* This also occurs frequently on ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'', whenever Dick Dastardly devises a new plan to CatchThatPigeon. In fact, two of the shorts were titled "Operation Anvil" and "Operation Birdbrain". ** A comic book story was titled "Operation No-No" (Hanna-Barbera Fun-In #9, Gold Key, October, 1971).
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* This also occurs frequently on ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'', whenever Dick Dastardly devises a new plan to CatchThatPigeon. In fact, two of the shorts were titled "Operation Anvil" and "Operation Birdbrain". ** Birdbrain". A comic book story was titled "Operation No-No" (Hanna-Barbera Fun-In #9, Gold Key, October, 1971).

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7th Jan '16 5:02:28 PM nombretomado
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Specifying the reference, as it originates with MS T3k.
* In ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'', Ritsuko gets fed up with Misato's lousy operation codenames and comes up with a random word generator. The result? "From now on we put our faith in [[SpaceMutiny Blast Hard Cheese!"]]
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* In ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'', Ritsuko gets fed up with Misato's lousy operation codenames and comes up with a random word generator. The result? "From now on we put our faith in [[SpaceMutiny [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Blast Hard Cheese!"]]
29th Dec '15 11:47:05 PM Anddrix
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* In the later seasons of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor had a tendency to name his secret projects this way with some straightforward classical references: the culmination of his experiments on "meteor freaks" to create a SuperSoldier was called "Project Ares[[note]]effectively, Project War God[[/note]]", his attempts to [[spoiler: clone his brother]] was "Project Gemini[[note]]Twin Brothers[[/note]]", his attempts to build a suit that copies Clark's powers was "Project Prometheus[[note]]The god who stole fire from the gods and gave it to man[[/note]]", etc.
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* In the later seasons of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor had a tendency to name his secret projects this way with some straightforward classical references: the culmination of his experiments on "meteor freaks" to create a SuperSoldier was called "Project Ares[[note]]effectively, Project War God[[/note]]", his attempts to [[spoiler: clone his brother]] was "Project Gemini[[note]]Twin Brothers[[/note]]", his attempts to build a suit that copies Clark's powers was "Project Prometheus[[note]]The god who stole fire from the gods and gave it to man[[/note]]", etc.
15th Dec '15 7:55:58 PM Doug86
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* ''HellsingAbridged'' has "Operation Kraut Control" which while entirely accurate, is far too vague to figure out (it was a directive to stop the Nazis from creating a vampire army).
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* ''HellsingAbridged'' ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'' has "Operation Kraut Control" which while entirely accurate, is far too vague to figure out (it was a directive to stop the Nazis from creating a vampire army).
8th Dec '15 7:54:40 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Fanfic/{{Worldfall}}'': The FinalBattle sees the allied nations of Earth launching Operation Endgame, which is [[spoiler: a massive counter-invasion of South Europe and North Africa to drive out Race and Fifthp ground forces, while simultaneously, the [[TheBattlestar Archangel Michael]] and the refitted [=127th=] Emperor Hetto engage in a space battle with the remains of the Conquest Fleet and the Thuktun Flishithy.]]
30th Nov '15 2:19:23 PM DarkHunter
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* In the ''VideoGame/FreeSpace'' game mod ''VideoGame/WingsOfDawn'', Crystal calls her plan to break through the Hertak fleet and destroy their mothership Operation: Ragnarok. The other characters note that that seems rather over-dramatic.
15th Nov '15 5:30:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{R-Type}}'' gives us Operation Last Dance from ''R-Type Final'', and Operation Bitter Chocolate from ''R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate''.
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* ''VideoGame/{{R-Type}}'' ''VideoGame/RType'' gives us Operation Last Dance from ''R-Type Final'', and Operation Bitter Chocolate from ''R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate''.
15th Nov '15 2:52:12 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'', Cody announces, [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20040424.html "Commence mission code name Enter the Khrimalith."]] He's not very imaginative at coming up with these.
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