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27th Apr '17 10:05:28 AM FF32
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* ''Franchise/{{Persona}}''

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* ''Franchise/{{Persona}}''''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona''
21st Apr '17 6:04:17 AM CosmicFerret
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* An episode of ''LawAndOrder'' ("Sonata for Solo Organ") started out with a man waking up on a park bench, and discovering he's missing a kidney.

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* An episode of ''LawAndOrder'' ''Series/LawAndOrder'' ("Sonata for Solo Organ") started out with a man waking up on a park bench, and discovering he's missing a kidney.
19th Apr '17 8:04:02 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* The popular myth that Creator/WaltDisney was cryogenically frozen, which was said to have been started by Disney animator [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Ward Kimball]] as a joke. Of course, that myth became less popular as the other myth of him being racist and anti-Semitic rose in notoriety. That myth was debunked by people who worked with Walt, but that doesn't stop shows like ''Family Guy'' from enforcing it.

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* The popular myth that Creator/WaltDisney was [[HumanPopsicle cryogenically frozen, frozen]], which was said to have been started by Disney animator [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Ward Kimball]] as a joke. Of course, that myth became less popular as the other myth of him being racist and anti-Semitic rose in notoriety. That myth was debunked by people who worked with Walt, but that doesn't stop shows like ''Family Guy'' from enforcing it.
15th Apr '17 12:35:44 PM nombretomado
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* TheSlenderManMythos is a [[MemeticMutation memetically-spread]] loosely-defined canon of horror fiction that uses the general trappings of urban folklore (missing children in the woods, mysterious stalkers, and the fact that no two tellings of the same tale are exactly the same) to pretty creepy effect. It worked, too, considering how many [[DaydreamBeliever people]] think it's true.

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* TheSlenderManMythos Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos is a [[MemeticMutation memetically-spread]] loosely-defined canon of horror fiction that uses the general trappings of urban folklore (missing children in the woods, mysterious stalkers, and the fact that no two tellings of the same tale are exactly the same) to pretty creepy effect. It worked, too, considering how many [[DaydreamBeliever people]] think it's true.
25th Mar '17 6:04:20 PM nombretomado
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* CharlieTheUnicorn makes use of the "missing kidney" legend in the first video.

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* CharlieTheUnicorn WebAnimation/CharlieTheUnicorn makes use of the "missing kidney" legend in the first video.
19th Mar '17 11:10:22 AM billybobfred
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* Pokemon has the urban legend known as ''Lavender Town Syndrome'' which is an urban legend about suicides in the nineties in Japan after kids played the original green version and were driven insane by the song that plays in Lavender Town.
** Apparently, the green version's music ''did'' have tones in it that could cause uneasiness or headaches in children. Some adults will also report an odd feeling when listening to this version of the song, especially if they've avoided loud music and noises where possible in their lives, as good hearing is required to notice the tones (human hearing slowly diminishes over time, with the effect being accelerated by loud noises).

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* Pokemon has the urban legend known as ''Lavender Town Syndrome'' which is an urban legend about suicides in the nineties in Japan after kids played the original green version ''Red and Green'' versions and were driven insane by the song that plays in Lavender Town.
** Apparently, the green version's music ''did'' have tones in it that could cause uneasiness or headaches in children. Some adults will also report an odd feeling when listening to this
Town. A lesser version of claims that there are higher-pitched tones that cause subtle discomfort and only children can fully hear, that were changed in the song, especially localized ''Red and Blue''. While the song is certainly creepy, if they've avoided loud there is any BrownNote, it's in all four versions -- all the music is bit-for-bit identical in all four of ''Red and noises where possible in their lives, as good hearing is required to notice the tones (human hearing slowly diminishes over time, with the effect being accelerated by loud noises).Green'', Japanese ''Blue'', ''Red and Blue'', and ''Yellow''.
19th Mar '17 9:53:48 AM nombretomado
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* In addition to an ''Urban Legends'' sourcebook that provides stats for Bloody Mary, dopplegangers, and [[SewerGator sewer alligators]], the NewWorldOfDarkness has Legends, a subset of [[SerialKiller slashers]]. They typically start off as [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Avengers]], but then their hunt either spirals outward from a specific group to everyone resembling said group, or the rules of their hunt become so complex it turns into a myth. In the process, the Slasher becomes something akin to [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] or Film/{{Candyman}}. They have the power to gain strength by [[InvokedTrope keeping close to the particulars of their myth]], but find it hard to break their own rules.

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* In addition to an ''Urban Legends'' sourcebook that provides stats for Bloody Mary, dopplegangers, and [[SewerGator sewer alligators]], the NewWorldOfDarkness TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness has Legends, a subset of [[SerialKiller slashers]]. They typically start off as [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Avengers]], but then their hunt either spirals outward from a specific group to everyone resembling said group, or the rules of their hunt become so complex it turns into a myth. In the process, the Slasher becomes something akin to [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] or Film/{{Candyman}}. They have the power to gain strength by [[InvokedTrope keeping close to the particulars of their myth]], but find it hard to break their own rules.
4th Feb '17 6:57:05 PM Mullon
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* Sometimes Franchise/{{Batman}} is treated as an urban legend among Gotham criminals, at least early in his career. Gets kind of silly considering all the other superheroes running around publicly, or when criminals don't believe a guy who runs around with the very public ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational is real.
31st Jan '17 3:30:51 PM justanid
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Needless to say, urban legends make just as free with the message at the heart of the tale as they do with the facts of the story, so expect {{Broken Aesop}}s, {{Fantastic Aesop}}s, and all sorts of ValuesDissonance.

See UrbanLegendOfZelda for examples concerning video games. Not to be confused with ConspiracyTheory, where politics is clearly involved.

Tropes associated with urban legends include:

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Needless to say, urban legends make just as free with the message at the heart of the tale as they do with the facts of the story, so expect {{Broken Aesop}}s, {{Fantastic Aesop}}s, and all sorts of ValuesDissonance.

ValuesDissonance; not to mention GossipEvolution.

See UrbanLegendOfZelda for examples concerning video games. See also OralTradition.

Not to be confused with ConspiracyTheory, where politics is clearly involved.

involved. If you were looking for the film by this name, [[Film/UrbanLegend look right here]].

[[#UrbanLegendExamples Examples below.]]

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Tropes associated with urban legends include:
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If you were looking for the film by this name, [[Film/UrbanLegend look right here]].



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27th Nov '16 12:03:46 AM BackgroundGuy
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* The central plot device of ''Film/TheRing'' is an urban legend InUniverse.

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* The central plot device of ''Film/TheRing'' ''Film/TheRing'', Samara's killer videotape, is an urban legend InUniverse.
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