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1st Oct '16 7:04:02 AM Troperinik
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* WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}} has several characters referring to real people such as Marie Antoinette and Britney Spears and mentioning places such as America and Australia... while living on Smileyland, which is a planet.
31st Aug '16 11:41:12 AM DynamiteXI
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** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Han uses the phrase [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbo_jumbo_(phrase) "mumbo jumbo"]] when describing his earlier doubts about the Force. The phrase is likely an Anglicized derivative of a word for a ceremonial dancer in the religious ceremonies of the Mandinka people of Africa.
23rd Jun '16 12:43:51 AM ElectricBoogaloo
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* Since England and its history never existed in [[AlternateUniverse Strangereal]], where the hell did all the [[Mythology/KingArthur Arthurian references]] in ''Videogame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'' come from?

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* Since England and its history never existed in [[AlternateUniverse Strangereal]], where the hell did all the [[Mythology/KingArthur [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian references]] in ''Videogame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'' come from?
23rd Jun '16 12:42:33 AM ElectricBoogaloo
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* Since England and its history never existed in [[AlternateUniverse Strangereal]], where the hell did all the [[Mythology/KingArthur Arthurian references]] in ''Videogame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'' come from?
7th Jun '16 7:45:44 PM PaulA
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'', this is used a lot. It is even {{Lampshaded}} in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'', where the phrase "proud as [[PunchAndJudy Punch]]" is used and the Hero's daughter wonders what Punch was proud about.

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'', this is used a lot. It is even {{Lampshaded}} in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'', where the phrase "proud as [[PunchAndJudy [[Theatre/PunchAndJudy Punch]]" is used and the Hero's daughter wonders what Punch was proud about.
30th May '16 6:55:15 PM BioDrando
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** In general, though it appears very commonly in Video Games; Any game universe that establishes what happens when they die [[XenoBladeChronicles see XenoBlade]] [[FinalFantasyVII and FF7 again]] with ideas such as spirits going back to [[TheLifeStream The Life Stream]] or any other measurable concept that use the terms Heaven or Hell, usually the latter. despite the fact they say all life is supposed to go to this common energy based plane of existence and that this is universally accepted as a concept, people will still wish those they hate to go to Hell.

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** In general, though it appears very commonly in Video Games; Any game universe that establishes what happens when they die [[XenoBladeChronicles see XenoBlade]] [[FinalFantasyVII and FF7 again]] with ideas such as spirits going back to [[TheLifeStream The Life Stream]] or any other measurable concept that for what happens when you die, some people use the terms Heaven or Hell, Hell despite neither names being used to address the only place where people go when they die, usually the latter. despite the fact they say all life is supposed to go to this common energy based plane of existence and that this is universally accepted as a concept, people will still wish those they hate to go to Hell.latter.
30th May '16 6:52:24 PM BioDrando
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**In general, though it appears very commonly in Video Games; Any game universe that establishes what happens when they die [[XenoBladeChronicles see XenoBlade]] [[FinalFantasyVII and FF7 again]] with ideas such as spirits going back to [[TheLifeStream The Life Stream]] or any other measurable concept that use the terms Heaven or Hell, usually the latter. despite the fact they say all life is supposed to go to this common energy based plane of existence and that this is universally accepted as a concept, people will still wish those they hate to go to Hell.
27th May '16 7:17:41 AM GlassRain
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** Making this even stranger is that Japan doesn't normally use [=B.C.=] and [=A.D.=], having instead terms that translate to "before common era" and "Western calender" as equivalents, yet the Japanese version of the game still used [=B.C.=] and [=A.D.=] in the dates.

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** Making this even stranger is that Japan doesn't normally use [=B.C.=] and [=A.D.=], having instead terms that translate to "before common era" and "Western calender" calendar" as equivalents, yet the Japanese version of the game still used [=B.C.=] and [=A.D.=] in the dates.


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* ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'': Celia says that "a hungry Moldsucker slithers like ''lightning''", although she would never have experienced lightning given that she lives [[spoiler: inside a human corpse]]. This is promptly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the following exchange:
--> '''Fern''': ...how exactly do you know what lightning is?
--> '''Celia''': Why wouldn't I?
--> '''Fern''': Becau...never mind. Don't want to know.
20th May '16 9:12:36 AM SayaAensland
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* The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is more prone to referencing locations that may or may not exist in [[FantasyCounterpartCulture this universe's version of Earth]] than the games do, most commonly in the dub and [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness early seasons]].

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* The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime is more prone to referencing locations that may or may not exist in [[FantasyCounterpartCulture this universe's version of Earth]] than the games do, most commonly in the dub and [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness early seasons]].
18th May '16 6:03:47 AM Grade0
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* Your companion in ''VideoGame/{{Skyrim}}'' tells you at the end of the intro that the town of Rorikstead is the 'end of the line' despite not having trains.

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* Your companion in ''VideoGame/{{Skyrim}}'' tells you at the end of the intro that the town of Rorikstead Helgen is the 'end of the line' despite not having trains.



* In ''Bloodborne'', the [[spoiler:imposter]] doctor Iofeska mentions the Hypocratic Oath. Hippocrates presumably does not exist in the Bloodborne setting however.

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* In ''Bloodborne'', ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', the [[spoiler:imposter]] doctor Iofeska mentions the Hypocratic Oath. Hippocrates presumably does not exist in the Bloodborne setting however.however.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', the party can cook a Scottish Egg or Japanese Stew, despite Terca Lumereis containing neither Scotland nor Japan.
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