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22nd Jun '16 9:27:03 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' states that the previous stories of all Kamen Riders before it have been passed down as these.


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* The ''Franchise/KamenRider'' franchise, particularly in the Heisei era (2000 onwards), claims that the Kamen Riders themselves are regarded as an urban legend by the world at large. This comes up primarily in ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'' and ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'', each of which has a member of the supporting cast who believes in the urban legend and ends up befriending the main character; in the former case, he even writes a book about it.
17th Jun '16 1:46:59 AM C2
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* There are MANY urban legends and rumors about Series/SesameStreet. The Muppet Wiki even has an [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Rumors entire category about them.]] Many are also on ''{{WebSite/Snopes}}'' and some of the popular ones include an episode where Ernie dies, an episode where Bert and Ernie get married, and Cookie Monster being changed to the Veggie Monster, all of which are false. The rumor about a Muppet character appearing that is HIV-positive is actually true. She does, however, only appear on South African television, where AIDS is a large problem.

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* There are MANY urban legends and rumors about Series/SesameStreet. The Muppet Wiki even has an [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Rumors entire category about them.]] Many are also on ''{{WebSite/Snopes}}'' and some of the popular ones include an episode where Ernie dies, an episode where Bert and Ernie get married, and Cookie Monster being changed to the Veggie Monster, all of which are false. The rumor about a Muppet character appearing that is HIV-positive is actually true. She does, however, only appear on the South African television, version of the show, where AIDS is a large problem.
16th Jun '16 11:04:34 PM Enlong
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' plays around with both the GodNeedsPrayerBadly and ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve tropes quite a bit and, as a result, urban legends have begun popping up all over Gensoukyou lately. This culminated with the ''Urban Legend in Limbo'' incident during which various characters intentionally spread rumors and urban legends in order to make use of their powers. Notable urban legends that appeared in Gensoukyou during these turbulent times were [[StockNessMonster Nessie]], TheMenInBlack, [[StringyHairedGhostGirl Okiku]], [[GlasgowGrin Kuchisake-Onna]], [[{{Creepypasta}} Hasshaku-sama]] and [[TheCallsAreComingFromInsideTheHouse Mary-san]] as well as [[MakeAWish the wish-granting Monkey Paw]], SpontaneousHumanCombustion and seven magical balls capable of granting whoever gathers all of them a single wish. This all eventually leads to a major OhCrap moment in ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' when the oldest and most common urban legend of all time starts circulating: TheEndIsNigh.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' plays around with both the GodNeedsPrayerBadly and ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve tropes quite a bit and, as a result, urban legends have begun popping up all over Gensoukyou lately. This culminated with the ''Urban Legend in Limbo'' incident during which various characters intentionally spread rumors and urban legends in order to make use of their powers. Notable urban legends that appeared in Gensoukyou during these turbulent times were [[StockNessMonster Nessie]], [[TheSevenMysteries The Seven Mysteries of the School]], TheMenInBlack, [[StringyHairedGhostGirl Okiku]], [[GlasgowGrin Kuchisake-Onna]], [[{{Creepypasta}} Hasshaku-sama]] and [[TheCallsAreComingFromInsideTheHouse Mary-san]] as well as [[MakeAWish the wish-granting Monkey Paw]], SpontaneousHumanCombustion and seven magical balls capable of granting whoever gathers all of them a single wish. This all eventually leads to a major OhCrap moment in ''Manga/ForbiddenScrollery'' when the oldest and most common urban legend of all time starts circulating: TheEndIsNigh.
27th May '16 5:03:35 PM eroock
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An '''Urban Legend''' is a story which imparts information or AnAesop (explicit or implicit) and which purports to be the account of a true event which happened locally, fairly recently, and to someone the teller knows (often a "friend of a friend"). Even though the story is supposedly merely secondhand, it has usually been passed along through several sources and altered in the telling (to make it more 'local,' plausible, or what have you). Some folklorists, like Jan Brunvand or the couple who run [[{{WebSite/Snopes}} Snopes.com]], collect these critters and try to evaluate their claims.

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An '''Urban Legend''' Urban Legend is a story which imparts information or AnAesop (explicit or implicit) and which purports to be the account of a true event which happened locally, fairly recently, and to someone the teller knows (often a "friend of a friend"). Even though the story is supposedly merely secondhand, it has usually been passed along through several sources and altered in the telling (to make it more 'local,' plausible, or what have you). Some folklorists, like Jan Brunvand or the couple who run [[{{WebSite/Snopes}} Snopes.com]], collect these critters and try to evaluate their claims.
23rd Apr '16 10:07:22 PM Sudsy16
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* ''VideoGame/{{Wick}}'' features an in-universe urban legend about dead children who haunt a forest.
16th Apr '16 11:12:58 PM aye_amber
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* After Music/MichaelJackson's death in 2009, reports that a guilt-stricken Jordan Chandler -- the first person to publicly accuse him of child molestation back in 1993 -- issued a statement claiming that he was forced to lie about the abuse by his greedy father began to circulate online. ''{{WebSite/Snopes}}'' quickly debunked this one, and Randall Sullivan's biography ''Untouchable'' traces it back to an email a fan sent to Jackson's mother shortly after his death. Unfortunately, that hasn't stopped his brother Jermaine and rabid fans from continuing to spread the legend (in truth, ''none'' of his accusers have taken back their claims).
* The band KMFDM's initials standing for Kill Mother Fucking Depeche Mode. Stems mostly from fan speculation that resulted in a reporter asking if it was true, and them in turn saying "SureLetsGoWithThat." In reality it's just something German.
** The urban legend is referenced in their song "Sucks" when they state that they "hate Depeche Mode" among other pop artists, and the song Kunst, where the chorus is "KMFDM: Kill Mother Fucking Depeche Mode". Of course, the band's full name, Kein Merheit fur die Mitleid (roughly "no pity for the masses" in really poor German) can be found [[AllThereInTheManual in the liner notes of their first album]].
* Creator/KurtCobain wrote a part of or all of Hole's debut, ''Music/LiveThroughThis''. Kurt denied this while alive, Music/CourtneyLove and the rest of the band have denied it, there's no real evidence of it anywhere (other than he sang/played along with a few songs in their rehearsals during recording). Essentially, it boils down to people who just don't like Love, and want to deny she has any real talent (since most agree the first Music/{{Hole}} album is really good).

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* After Music/MichaelJackson's death in 2009, reports that a guilt-stricken Jordan Chandler -- the first person to publicly accuse him of child molestation back in 1993 -- issued a statement claiming that he was forced to lie about the abuse by his greedy father began to circulate online. ''{{WebSite/Snopes}}'' ''Website/{{Snopes}}'' quickly debunked this one, and Randall Sullivan's biography ''Untouchable'' traces it back to an email a fan sent to Jackson's mother shortly after his death. Unfortunately, that hasn't stopped his brother Jermaine and rabid fans from continuing to spread the legend (in truth, ''none'' of his accusers have taken back their claims).
* The band KMFDM's Music/{{KMFDM}}'s initials standing for Kill Mother Fucking Depeche Mode. Music/DepecheMode. Stems mostly from fan speculation that resulted in a reporter asking if it was true, and them in turn saying saying: "SureLetsGoWithThat." In reality it's just something German.
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** The urban legend is referenced in their song "Sucks" when they state that they "hate Depeche Mode" among other pop artists, and the song Kunst, where the chorus is "KMFDM: Kill Mother Fucking Depeche Mode". Of course, the band's full name, Kein Merheit fur die Mitleid (roughly "no pity for the masses" in really poor German) can be found [[AllThereInTheManual in the liner notes of their first album]].
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* Creator/KurtCobain wrote a part of or all of Hole's debut, ''Music/LiveThroughThis''. [[Music/CourtneyLove Hole's}} debut: ''Music/LiveThroughThis.'' Kurt denied this while alive, Music/CourtneyLove Courtney Love and the rest of the band have denied it, there's no real evidence of it anywhere (other than he sang/played sang / played along with a few songs in their rehearsals during recording). Essentially, it boils down to people who just don't like Love, and want to deny she has any real talent (since most agree the first Music/{{Hole}} ''Hole'' album is really good).



* When 1000 Homo [=DJs=] (a Ministry side project) did a cover of Music/BlackSabbath's "Supernaut," they were asked to remove vocals [[NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] had recorded by his record label at the time. The urban legend is that, instead of re-recording the song with a different singer, Ministry's Al Jourgensen added additional distortion effects to Reznor's take and only claimed to have re-recorded the vocals himself.

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* When 1000 Homo [=DJs=] (a Ministry Music/{{Ministry}} side project) did a cover of Music/BlackSabbath's "Supernaut," they were asked to remove vocals [[NineInchNails [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] had recorded by his record label at the time. The urban legend is that, instead of re-recording the song with a different singer, Ministry's Al Jourgensen added additional distortion effects to Reznor's take and only claimed to have re-recorded the vocals himself.
15th Apr '16 5:33:28 PM kithas
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* ''Manga/{{Ibitsu}}'' is about an [[StalkerWithoutACrush urban legend].

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* ''Manga/{{Ibitsu}}'' is about an [[StalkerWithoutACrush urban legend].legend]].
15th Apr '16 5:32:59 PM kithas
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* ''Manga/{{Ibitsu}}'' is about an [[StalkerWithoutACrush urban legend].
11th Apr '16 12:39:28 AM aye_amber
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* {{Ludo}}'s "Lake Pontchartrain" features a young man telling the story of his two friends getting swallowed up in a very predatory context.

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* {{Ludo}}'s Music/{{Ludo}}'s "Lake Pontchartrain" features a young man telling the story of his two friends getting swallowed up in a very predatory context.
3rd Apr '16 11:41:08 PM JackG
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* The Series/{{Dollhouse}} has become this InUniverse. One episode even has vox populi interviews about the subject.
* Likewise [[PersonWithTheClothing The Man In The Suit]] vigilante in ''Series/PersonOfInterest''.
-->'''[[IntrepidReporter Maxine]]:''' No one's seen his face, nobody knows his name. I'm not even sure he exists. But he's like something out of a comic book. [[WeHelpTheHelpless When people are in trouble]] he comes out of nowhere. He always seems to be there [[BigDamnHeroes just in time]]. Whoever he is, he saves a lot of lives. And he [[RunningGag shoots a lot of kneecaps]].
-->'''Reese:''' [[ButHeSoundsHandsome Sounds like a great guy]]. And an urban legend.
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