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12th Feb '18 7:03:36 AM KhesterBarbatos
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* In one of the more ''VERY'' loosely based, Bryan Lee O'Malley has claimed that ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' actually ''is'' based on a true story. The "true story" in this case being that he is Canadian and he met his American girlfriend (now wife) Hope Larson while she was living in Canada.

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* In one of the more ''VERY'' loosely based, Bryan Lee O'Malley has claimed that ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' actually ''is'' based on a true story. The "true story" in this case being that he is Canadian and he met his American girlfriend (now wife) ex-wife) Hope Larson while she was living in Canada.
1st Feb '18 10:53:29 AM SteveMB
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* ''Film/PatchAdams'': Patch's romantic love interest Carin never really existed. He was actually a male best friend of Dr. Adams. Moreover, [[DisapprovalOfGod the real Dr. Adams felt that the film didn't accurately represent his views and philosophies]] as it simplified all his work into "laughter is the best medicine". Not to mention the felonies (stealing supplies from a hospital and practicing medicine without a license) that the movie depicts which, needless to say, the real Dr. Adams never did.

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* ''Film/PatchAdams'': Patch's romantic love interest Carin never really existed. He was actually a male best friend of Dr. Adams. Moreover, [[DisapprovalOfGod [[WordOfSaintPaul the real Dr. Adams felt that the film didn't accurately represent his views and philosophies]] as it simplified all his work into "laughter is the best medicine". Not to mention the felonies (stealing supplies from a hospital and practicing medicine without a license) that the movie depicts which, needless to say, the real Dr. Adams never did.
12th Jan '18 5:59:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc'' is based loosely on the events of the Hundred Years' War, with the ''dramatis personae'', many historical events (such as the siege of Orleans, the assault on Les Tourelles), and the circumstances of [[JoanOfArc Jeanne d'Arc's]] capture all corresponding with the true history. It also happens to add in a few...interesting details such as how the English army was lead by an EvilOverlord possessing Henry VI and his LegionsOfHell, the hidden war between the forces of humanity and the Netherworld, the fact that Jeanne d'Arc was a MagicalGirlWarrior [[spoiler:and ''wasn't'' the girl captured [[BurnTheWitch and burned at the stake]]. That was her childhood friend and BodyDouble Leanne.]]

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* ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc'' is based loosely on the events of the Hundred Years' War, with the ''dramatis personae'', many historical events (such as the siege of Orleans, the assault on Les Tourelles), and the circumstances of [[JoanOfArc [[UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc Jeanne d'Arc's]] capture all corresponding with the true history. It also happens to add in a few...interesting details such as how the English army was lead by an EvilOverlord possessing Henry VI and his LegionsOfHell, the hidden war between the forces of humanity and the Netherworld, the fact that Jeanne d'Arc was a MagicalGirlWarrior [[spoiler:and ''wasn't'' the girl captured [[BurnTheWitch and burned at the stake]]. That was her childhood friend and BodyDouble Leanne.]]
14th Dec '17 3:32:06 PM Shadoboy
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* The ratio of stories on ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'' is roughly 5% completely accurate depictions of real {{Cruel And Unusual Death}}s, 5% things that could plausibly happen but there's no record of such a death taking place, and 10% UrbanLegends that are totally made up and couldn't possibly happen, but the remaining 80% are this; the basic circumstances are taken from something that actually happened, but specifics are either grossly exaggerated or outright fabricated to increase the gore, sex appeal, or [[FanDisservice both]].

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* The ratio of stories on ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'' is roughly 5% completely accurate depictions of real {{Cruel And Unusual Death}}s, 5% things that could plausibly happen but there's no record of such a death taking place, and 10% UrbanLegends that are totally made up and couldn't possibly happen, but the remaining 80% are this; the basic circumstances are taken from something that actually happened, but specifics are either grossly exaggerated or outright fabricated to increase the gore, sex appeal, or [[FanDisservice both]].both]] and usually making the victim an unlikeable person so that their death becomes an instance of LaserGuidedKarma
14th Dec '17 2:26:43 PM XenMon2
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* ''Literature/BloodMeridian'' is ''quite'' loosely based on ''My Confession: the Recollections of a Rogue'', the memoirs of real life scalp hunter Samuel Chamberlain. It's worth noting that while many of the people in Chamberlain's account are real, and he hasn't necessarily been shown to ''error'' in the names he used for the gang's company, nobody has found any corroborating evidence that Judge Holden existed.
2nd Dec '17 4:43:09 AM DoctorNemesis
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* ''Film/KingKong1933'' was inspired by an actual expedition to Komodo Island led by W. Douglas Burden in 1926, to collect and study the isle's giant lizards.

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* ''Film/KingKong1933'' was inspired by an actual expedition to Komodo Island led by W. Douglas Burden in 1926, to collect and study the isle's giant lizards. Note that we said "lizards", not "giant apes and dinosaurs".
20th Nov '17 3:54:33 AM CrowTR0bot
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}'' is very loosely based on the 1925 Great Race of Mercy, in which sled dogs helped transport vital medicine to Nome, Alaska to save the town from a Diptheria Epidemic, with the title character ultimately getting them home. In real life, Balto only ran the last leg of the race (and it wasn't even particularly long compared to what some of the other teams had to endure). For that matter, the real Balto was a purebred Siberian Husky, whereas his animated counterpart is a Wolf-Dog.
25th Oct '17 1:21:18 PM Sharlee
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* ''Film/KingKong1933'' was inspired by an actual expedition to Komodo Island led by W. Douglas Burden in 1926, to collect and study the isle's giant lizards.
5th Oct '17 8:51:53 AM Malady
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* ''Film/TheBankJob''. The government at the time put a [[OfficialSecretsAct D-Notice]] on the whole thing.

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* ''Film/TheBankJob''. The government at the time put a [[OfficialSecretsAct [[UsefulNotes/OfficialSecretsAct D-Notice]] on the whole thing.
30th Sep '17 8:28:31 AM ironballs16
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* ''Film/PatchAdams'': Patch's romantic love interest Carin never really existed. He was actually a male best friend of Dr. Adams. Moreover, the real Dr. Adams felt that the film didn't accurately represent his views and philosophies as it simplified all his work into "laughter is the best medicine". Not to mention the felonies (stealing supplies from a hospital and practicing medicine without a license) that the movie depicts which, needless to say, the real Dr. Adams never did.

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* ''Film/PatchAdams'': Patch's romantic love interest Carin never really existed. He was actually a male best friend of Dr. Adams. Moreover, [[DisapprovalOfGod the real Dr. Adams felt that the film didn't accurately represent his views and philosophies philosophies]] as it simplified all his work into "laughter is the best medicine". Not to mention the felonies (stealing supplies from a hospital and practicing medicine without a license) that the movie depicts which, needless to say, the real Dr. Adams never did.
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