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3rd May '17 11:00:56 AM mariofan1000
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' episode "Vision Quest" initially seems to have a NonIndicativeName, since it's a BottleEpisode where the main characters are [[LockedInARoom trapped in an elevator.]] Until the very end, anyway, where Malory reveals that she was planning on having them all watch the film ''Vision Quest''.
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15th Apr '17 3:44:12 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.pantheracomic.com Panthera]]: The reason for the title isn't revealed until the 19th strip, which, [[WebcomicTime due to the comic being weekly]] and having [[ScheduleSlip missed an update]], meant that it was revealed after 6 months! Once it was, the author was quite verbal in pointing it out.
* ''SomethingPositive'': The title never actually appears in the strip anywhere. One of creator Randy Milholland's friends urged him to do "something positive" with his life, and the comic was the end result.

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* [[http://www.''[[http://www.pantheracomic.com Panthera]]: Panthera]]'': The reason for the title isn't revealed until the 19th strip, which, [[WebcomicTime due to the comic being weekly]] and having [[ScheduleSlip missed an update]], meant that it was revealed after 6 months! Once it was, the author was quite verbal in pointing it out.
* ''SomethingPositive'': ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'': The title never actually appears in the strip anywhere. One of creator Randy Milholland's friends urged him to do "something positive" with his life, and the comic was the end result.
30th Dec '16 8:33:58 PM LadyNorbert
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* The ''Franchise/DragonAge'' games play with this a little. They never actually ''talk'' about the eponymous Dragon Age, but codex entries in the game and supplemental material elsewhere clarify that it's how the game world marks. Every hundred years is an age, and each new age is given a name inspired by significant events near the end of the previous one. Toward the end of the previous age, dragons began appearing in the world after they had long been thought extinct... so the games are all taking place during what has been named the Dragon Age.

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* The ''Franchise/DragonAge'' games play with this a little. They never actually ''talk'' about the eponymous Dragon Age, but codex entries in the game and supplemental material elsewhere clarify that it's how the game world marks.marks time. Every hundred years is an age, and each new age is given a name inspired by significant events near the end of the previous one. Toward the end of the previous age, dragons began appearing in the world after they had long been thought extinct... so the games are all taking place during what has been named the Dragon Age.
30th Dec '16 8:33:18 PM LadyNorbert
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* The English title for the ''{{Tintin}}'' adventure ''Recap/TintinTheRedSeaSharks'' references an element which only shows up at the end of the story. In most other languages, this album is known as "Coke on Board", with "coke" or some variant being a code-word for [[spoiler: human cargo being shipped to slavery]].

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* The English title for the ''{{Tintin}}'' adventure ''Recap/TintinTheRedSeaSharks'' references an element which only shows up at the end of the story. In most other languages, this album is known as "Coke on Board", with "coke" or some variant being a code-word code word for [[spoiler: human cargo being shipped to slavery]].




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* The ''Franchise/DragonAge'' games play with this a little. They never actually ''talk'' about the eponymous Dragon Age, but codex entries in the game and supplemental material elsewhere clarify that it's how the game world marks. Every hundred years is an age, and each new age is given a name inspired by significant events near the end of the previous one. Toward the end of the previous age, dragons began appearing in the world after they had long been thought extinct... so the games are all taking place during what has been named the Dragon Age.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' don't actually appear until the fifth game in the series.
21st Dec '16 12:17:22 AM Xtifr
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* Although Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' largely averts this, the final book, ''The High King'', plays it fairly straight. [[spoiler:It's not until the last three pages that it becomes revealed that the title refers to Taran, the series protagonist, being proclaimed High King of Prydain.]]

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* Although Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' largely averts this, the final book, ''The High King'', plays it fairly straight. [[spoiler:It's not until the last three pages that it becomes revealed that the title refers to Taran, the series protagonist, being proclaimed High King of Prydain.]]
12th Nov '16 9:03:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/GrandCanyon'': About 99% of the movie takes place in and around Los Angeles, which is several hours of driving and nearly 400 miles away from the Grand Canyon. While the Grand Canyon is [[TitleDrop title dropped]] a few times in different contexts ("Ever been to the Grand Canyon?", "A hole as big as the Grand Canyon"), it isn't until the very final moments of the film that the main characters actually visit it.
* The Peter Sellers/Ringo Starr vehicle ''Film/TheMagicChristian'' is about the title's cruise ship which (a) doesn't appear till the third act, and (b) turns out to be a sham.
* ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' has an interesting title, especially compared to the self-evident titles of the other ''StarWars'' movies. Namely, it raises the question, who is the "phantom menace"? Darth Maul, as the [[NeverTrustATrailer advertising campaign would suggest]]? Senator Palpatine, the [[TheChessmaster mastermind behind it all]] who [[DevilInPlainSight hides behind a respectable front]]? The Sith in general, who are supposed to be extinct? Or perhaps [[StartOfDarkness Anakin]], who at this point is only a "phantom" of the "menace" he will one day become? (according to WordOfGod, it's the second; helps Darth Sidious only appears once not in hologram form, making him mostly sort of a VirtualGhost)



* The title of ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' initially just seems to have been chosen because it sounds cool, with the only obvious meaning coming from [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat James Bond surviving a seemingly fatal fall from a bridge]] in the first scene. Then, in the last third of the movie, we find out that [[spoiler: it's the name of Bond's family estate in Scotland]].
* ''A Time for Drunken Horses'' is not a metaphor; you ''will'' see intoxicated equines.
* In the original version of ''Film/TheWickerMan'', the man of wicker in the title isn't shown or otherwise mentioned until the very end of the movie.
* ''Film/{{Zardoz}}'': The film's eponymous God turns out to be [[spoiler:''The Wonderful Wi'''Zard''' of '''Oz'''''.]]


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* ''Film/GrandCanyon'': About 99% of the movie takes place in and around Los Angeles, which is several hours of driving and nearly 400 miles away from the Grand Canyon. While the Grand Canyon is [[TitleDrop title dropped]] a few times in different contexts ("Ever been to the Grand Canyon?", "A hole as big as the Grand Canyon"), it isn't until the very final moments of the film that the main characters actually visit it.
* The Peter Sellers/Ringo Starr vehicle ''Film/TheMagicChristian'' is about the title's cruise ship which (a) doesn't appear till the third act, and (b) turns out to be a sham.
* ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' has an interesting title, especially compared to the self-evident titles of the other ''StarWars'' movies. Namely, it raises the question, who is the "phantom menace"? Darth Maul, as the [[NeverTrustATrailer advertising campaign would suggest]]? Senator Palpatine, the [[TheChessmaster mastermind behind it all]] who [[DevilInPlainSight hides behind a respectable front]]? The Sith in general, who are supposed to be extinct? Or perhaps [[StartOfDarkness Anakin]], who at this point is only a "phantom" of the "menace" he will one day become? (according to WordOfGod, it's the second; helps Darth Sidious only appears once not in hologram form, making him mostly sort of a VirtualGhost)
* The title of ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' initially just seems to have been chosen because it sounds cool, with the only obvious meaning coming from [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat James Bond surviving a seemingly fatal fall from a bridge]] in the first scene. Then, in the last third of the movie, we find out that [[spoiler: it's the name of Bond's family estate in Scotland]].
* ''A Time for Drunken Horses'' is not a metaphor; you ''will'' see intoxicated equines.
* In the original version of ''Film/TheWickerMan'', the man of wicker in the title isn't shown or otherwise mentioned until the very end of the movie.
* ''Film/{{Zardoz}}'': The film's eponymous God turns out to be [[spoiler:''The Wonderful Wi'''Zard''' of '''Oz'''''.]]
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28th Oct '16 8:48:33 AM Oecchi
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* In episode 4 of ''Anime/YuriOnIce'', Yuuri Katsuki decides that "Yuri on Ice" will be the name of the piece of music he'll be skating to for the upcoming Grand Prix, which is revealed after he writes the name of the piece on the CD. The piece itself is meant to embody Yuuri's career as a skater, which is especially important since this will be [[TheLastDance his last season]].
12th Oct '16 2:27:44 PM Korodzik
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* The subtitle for [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/85294/id---that-indestructible-something I.D. - That Indestructible Something]] (visible on the cover image and shown in the individual chapters) is ''Injector Doe''. This looks like a pair of random words, until it's revealed that it refers to [[spoiler:a random person (a "John Doe") accidentally modifying the virtual simulation that is our reality (i.e. "injecting code") with sheer force of will]].
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16th Aug '16 9:54:21 AM Zennistrad
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* The original ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' duology for the Game Boy Advance at first appears to have little to do with the actual title. That is, until the ''very'' end of ''[[Videogame/GoldenSunTheLostAge The Lost Age]]'', where it's revealed that the Golden Sun is [[spoiler: a mass of energy that rises above Mount Aleph when the four elemental lighthouses are lit and can bestow godlike power on anyone who bathes in its light.]]
31st Jul '16 2:37:42 PM nombretomado
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* DCComics' ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' at first seems like a reference to its RealTime format a la ''Series/TwentyFour'' (each issue covering the span of a week and published weekly for one year), though a number of gratuitous 52s were thrown around. Near the end it's revealed that it refers to [[spoiler:fifty-two parallel universes - after being destroyed in the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' twenty years ago, TheMultiverse has returned.]]

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\n* DCComics' Creator/DCComics' ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' at first seems like a reference to its RealTime format a la ''Series/TwentyFour'' (each issue covering the span of a week and published weekly for one year), though a number of gratuitous 52s were thrown around. Near the end it's revealed that it refers to [[spoiler:fifty-two parallel universes - after being destroyed in the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' twenty years ago, TheMultiverse has returned.]]






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