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30th May '17 11:18:30 AM Psyclone
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** One piece of VendorTrash you can find is a [[http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Blood-Soaked_Teddy_Bear Blood-Soaked Teddy Bear]]. While bears do exist in Thedas, Teddy Bears were named after UsefulNotes/TeddyRoosevelt.

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** One piece of VendorTrash you can find is a [[http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Blood-Soaked_Teddy_Bear Blood-Soaked Teddy Bear]]. While bears do exist in Thedas, Teddy Bears were named after UsefulNotes/TeddyRoosevelt.[[TheodoreRoosevelt "Teddy" Roosevelt]].
30th May '17 11:17:54 AM Psyclone
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** One piece of VendorTrash you can find is a [[http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Blood-Soaked_Teddy_Bear Blood-Soaked Teddy Bear]].

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** One piece of VendorTrash you can find is a [[http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Blood-Soaked_Teddy_Bear Blood-Soaked Teddy Bear]]. While bears do exist in Thedas, Teddy Bears were named after UsefulNotes/TeddyRoosevelt.
14th May '17 10:27:30 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'', the Xel'naga called their first creation the Protoss, which has the same pronunciation as the ancient Greek word meaning "first," even though the Xel'naga could not have known ancient Greek.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'', ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', the Xel'naga called their first creation the Protoss, which has the same pronunciation as the ancient Greek word meaning "first," even though the Xel'naga could not have known ancient Greek.
10th Apr '17 1:11:38 AM Karxrida
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* Several video games set in a fantasy universe (e.g. {{VideoGame/Bloodborne}}, FinalFantasyVII, etc.) will often reference an improvised incendiary device called a MolotovCocktail. The name actually came from Vyacheslav Molotov, the Soviet foreign minister from 1930 - 1941. During the Winter War with Finland (1939 - 1940), Molotov claimed over the radio that Soviet air forces were dropping food for the Finnish people. The Finnish soldiers, who noticed that the objects that fell from those planes had a nasty habit of exploding whenever they hit the ground, began to sarcastically call the bombs "Molotov's bread loaves". When the Finns used petrol bombs to attack Soviet tanks, they dubbed them "Molotov Cocktails - a drink to go with the meal".
** 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 for what happens when you die, some people use the terms Heaven or Hell despite neither names being used to address the only place where people go when they die, usually the latter.

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* Several video games set in a fantasy universe (e.g. {{VideoGame/Bloodborne}}, FinalFantasyVII, VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII, etc.) will often reference an improvised incendiary device called a MolotovCocktail. The name actually came from Vyacheslav Molotov, the Soviet foreign minister from 1930 - 1941. During the Winter War with Finland (1939 - 1940), Molotov claimed over the radio that Soviet air forces were dropping food for the Finnish people. The Finnish soldiers, who noticed that the objects that fell from those planes had a nasty habit of exploding whenever they hit the ground, began to sarcastically call the bombs "Molotov's bread loaves". When the Finns used petrol bombs to attack Soviet tanks, they dubbed them "Molotov Cocktails - a drink to go with the meal".
** In general, though it appears very commonly in Video Games; Any game universe that establishes what happens when they die [[XenoBladeChronicles see XenoBlade]] [[FinalFantasyVII [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII and FF7 again]] with ideas such as spirits going back to [[TheLifeStream The Life Stream]] or any other measurable concept for what happens when you die, some people use the terms Heaven or Hell despite neither names being used to address the only place where people go when they die, usually the latter.
31st Mar '17 11:26:26 PM Nulono
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** The comic books establish that a significant number of Equestria's inventions are taken from ancient excursions into parallel worlds, which may {{handwave}} both this trope and Equestria's SchizoTech.
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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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** 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.
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