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20th Mar '17 7:00:53 PM shawn_allen
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** Averted in the original series: when the Galacticans encounter humans in deep space, one of the Not-Nazi soldiers says that their spacecraft will take down the Galactica, like "a pack of wolves takes down a bear." Adama responds that he has never heard of a wolf or a bear.
6th Mar '17 7:56:15 AM BeerBaron
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* Your companion in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' tells you at the end of the intro that the town of Helgen is the 'end of the line' despite not having trains.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', one can find three scrolls which allow you to [[InASingleBound jump incredible distances]]. However, as the NPC who invented the scrolls quickly discovered, they wear off after only a few seconds during the jump meaning you no longer have the power to land safely. The name of the scrolls? [[IcarusAllusion Icarian Flight]]. While very fitting, there is no Greek myth of Icarus in Tamriellic history for the creator have gotten then name.
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Your companion in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' tells you at the end of the intro that the town of Helgen is the 'end "end of the line' line," despite Tamriel not having trains.trains.
** The spinoff game ''TES Adventures: Redguard'' has a part where Clavicus Vile, the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[DealWithTheDevil Deals with the Devil]], asks the hero if he had a "classical education" while giving him a KnightsAndKnaves riddle. Tamriel has no Classical Antiquity to study.
24th Feb '17 11:06:46 PM Sammettik
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** In that particular number, Ichy mentions needing Dil like he needs "a '''sock''' on his nose" (though this may refer to "sock" as a slang term for a punch).
21st Feb '17 7:36:40 AM Lullabee
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** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judas_goat yudasgoat]] in ''Discworld/FeetOfClay''. Maybe there was coincidentally some guy named Yudas on the Disc who was just a real untrustworthy slimeball.
12th Feb '17 9:41:57 PM ZootyCutie94
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* Real life locations, such as Florida and Rancho Cucamonga, have been mentioned in ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'', despite the fact it takes place on an entirely different planet than Earth.

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* Real life locations, such as Florida and Rancho Cucamonga, have been mentioned in ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'', despite the fact it takes place on an entirely different planet than Earth. Gox also sarcastically refers to Snoof as "Einstein", even though there are no human traces in their planet.
6th Feb '17 10:56:56 AM Harco
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* 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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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', the party can cook a Scottish Egg or Japanese Stew, despite Terca Lumereis containing neither Scotland nor Japan. Likewise, in ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'', one of the ingredients to make salad is Worcestershire Sauce, Worcestershire being a county in England and not a place in Midgand.
18th Jan '17 12:48:41 PM RacattackForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' takes place in an AlternateHistory and in a fictional U.S. state known as Delmarva, due to being set on the Delmarva Peninsula. This is despite said peninsula's name being a clipped compound of the three real states that actually occupy it: Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. And the less said about UsefulNotes/TheMiddleEast never existing[[note]]Amongst the ''many'' geographical differences between Steven's Earth and our own is that what would be the Arab World is just a large sea.[[/note]] [[FridgeLogic the better]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' takes place in an AlternateHistory and in a fictional U.S. state known as Delmarva, due to being set on the Delmarva Peninsula. This is despite said peninsula's name being a clipped compound of the three real states that actually occupy it: Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. And the less said about UsefulNotes/TheMiddleEast never existing[[note]]Amongst the ''many'' geographical differences between Steven's Earth and our own is that what would be the Arab World is just a large sea.[[/note]] [[FridgeLogic the better]].
18th Jan '17 12:46:19 PM RacattackForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' takes place in an AlternateHistory and in a fictional U.S. state known as Delmarva, due to being set on the Delmarva Peninsula. This is despite said peninsula's name being a clipped compound of the three real states that actually occupy it: Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' takes place in an AlternateHistory and in a fictional U.S. state known as Delmarva, due to being set on the Delmarva Peninsula. This is despite said peninsula's name being a clipped compound of the three real states that actually occupy it: Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. And the less said about UsefulNotes/TheMiddleEast never existing[[note]]Amongst the ''many'' geographical differences between Steven's Earth and our own is that what would be the Arab World is just a large sea.[[/note]] [[FridgeLogic the better]].
17th Jan '17 4:51:56 AM ergeis
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** There's also dwarf referring to little people. In the real world, dwarfism is named after the mythological dwarves because of their alleged short stature. Despite being fantasy, there doesn't seem to be any indication that dwarves exist in Westeros to inspire the name.
17th Jan '17 4:47:33 AM ergeis
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* First episode ''Anime/AkameGaKill'' has someone being called a Good Samaritan. What most people don't know is that Samaritans are a real life religious group who are the reason why we have the phrase Good Samaritan.
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