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16th Apr '17 3:02:18 PM nombretomado
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* In Lee Lightner's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} SpaceWolf novel ''Wolf's Honour'', when Ragnar and other Space Wolves on the [[{{Shadowland}} shadow planet]] meet up with [[spoiler:the Thirteenth Company, while they are waiting to move, the Company regales them with tales of their primarch as a human being, not as "the blessed Primarch". He still impresses the Space Wolves who come from ten millennia after his time -- as does the Company.]]

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* In Lee Lightner's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} SpaceWolf Literature/SpaceWolf novel ''Wolf's Honour'', when Ragnar and other Space Wolves on the [[{{Shadowland}} shadow planet]] meet up with [[spoiler:the Thirteenth Company, while they are waiting to move, the Company regales them with tales of their primarch as a human being, not as "the blessed Primarch". He still impresses the Space Wolves who come from ten millennia after his time -- as does the Company.]]
14th Apr '17 2:29:36 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheSlenderManMythos The Slender Man]]. All that's known, in-universe, is that he's some sort of EldritchAbomination who hunts people that try to learn more about him. In a more meta sense, any author or creator who attempts to characterize Slendy or give him a backstory is going to be shot down, as the community has decided that [[NothingIsScarier he's much scarier when we know nothing about him]].

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* [[TheSlenderManMythos [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos The Slender Man]]. All that's known, in-universe, is that he's some sort of EldritchAbomination who hunts people that try to learn more about him. In a more meta sense, any author or creator who attempts to characterize Slendy or give him a backstory is going to be shot down, as the community has decided that [[NothingIsScarier he's much scarier when we know nothing about him]].
26th Mar '17 9:33:02 AM gb00393
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** Events surrounding Lyanna Stark's abduction remain a mystery to this very day.
25th Mar '17 8:36:07 PM TitaniumDragon
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** An extremely common trope as applied to Luna, Celestia, and Discord, with their origin stories often being lost to the mists of time in stories.
** ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'' applies this treatment to Luna and Celestia, whose origins have been lost to the mists of time (and their own attempts at hiding them). Discord is, to some extent, shrouded in myth even to them.

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** An extremely common trope as applied to Luna, Celestia, and Discord, with their origin stories often being lost to the mists of time in stories.
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** The ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'' applies this treatment to Luna and Celestia, whose origins have been lost to the mists of time (and their own attempts at hiding them). Discord is, to some extent, shrouded in myth even to them.
25th Mar '17 8:35:29 PM TitaniumDragon
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** An extremely common trope as applied to Luna, Celestia, and Discord, with their origin stories often being lost to the mists of time in stories.
** ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'' applies this treatment to Luna and Celestia, whose origins have been lost to the mists of time (and their own attempts at hiding them). Discord is, to some extent, shrouded in myth even to them.
22nd Mar '17 4:12:00 AM SebastianGray
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* The Space Marines from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are seen as legends by most of the Imperium's citizens. Seeing that the legends are true generally means something bad's going down.
** The Space Marine Primarchs and the Immortal God-Emperor of Mankind receive this so much that most of the information about them is from stories, generally about how super duper awesome they were, told millenia after they were still active. Due to the [[UnreliableNarrator general]] [[ContinuitySnarl nature]] of ''40K'' continuity, it's difficult to determine what is true.

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* Creator/GamesWorkshop games:
** In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' little is known about the monstrous Ogroid Thaumaturges, even amongst the most learned of the Arcanite Cults that attempt to recruit them. That they are magically gifted and blessed by the Chaos God Tzeentch is obvious but beyond this almost nothing is known of their origin beyond speculation.
** ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
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The [[SuperSoldier Space Marines from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Marines]] are seen as legends by most of the Imperium's citizens. Seeing that the legends are true generally means something bad's bad is going down.
** *** The Space Marine Primarchs and the Immortal God-Emperor of Mankind receive this so much that most of the information about them is from stories, generally about how super duper super-duper awesome they were, told millenia millennia after they were still active. Due to the [[UnreliableNarrator general]] [[ContinuitySnarl nature]] of ''40K'' continuity, it's difficult to determine what is true.
2nd Mar '17 1:08:58 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Facts from the distant past are prone to be embellished into legends. For instance, Aegon the Conqueror forged the Iron Throne from less than two hundred swords rather than the reputed thousand. However, George R.R. Martin's original vision of the Iron Throne is ''much'' more monstrous than the show version, with the thousand swords apparently meant literally.
** After curb-stomping his enemies twice, Robb quickly becomes an in-universe MemeticBadass accused of Lycanthropy because his pet direwolf fought beside him.
** Because this trope is acknowledged in-universe, some characters are suspicious of magical things that actually exist, such as dragons and White Walkers. For the first few seasons, Daenerys' dragons are commonly dismissed as just a story by people who have not seen them.
25th Feb '17 1:34:32 PM nombretomado
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* Pavel Kazakov, BigBad of the DaleBrown novel ''Warrior Class'', is alternately rumoured to be high in TheMafiya, a powerful drug lord, a spy from a hostile power, and so on. Even those highly-placed in the Russian government do not know for sure.

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* Pavel Kazakov, BigBad of the DaleBrown Creator/DaleBrown novel ''Warrior Class'', is alternately rumoured to be high in TheMafiya, a powerful drug lord, a spy from a hostile power, and so on. Even those highly-placed in the Russian government do not know for sure.
13th Feb '17 4:22:30 PM cybertoy0
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* In ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'' Issue "King of the Klondike", readers are not privy to what ''exactly'' happened when Scrooge hit his RageBreakingPoint with Soapy Slick and his thugs. After the RedEyesTakeWarning, we shift to outside of the riverboat, in sepia tones, as the gambling ship falls to pieces. The narration makes it clear that no one in town really knew what happened, even saying that the whole thing might have been exaggerated in many retellings, or just made up entirely. Regardless, whatever went on was enough to turn Scrooge McDuck, then a scrappy prospector, into a legend.
9th Feb '17 2:23:15 PM Sharlee
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* At the end of ''Literature/WatershipDown'', an elderly Hazel overhears a young doe telling some rabbit babies a folk tale, which is a ''very'' heavily-mythologized account of Hazel's own adventures in establishing the Watership warren.
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