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10th Apr '16 8:09:02 PM KingLyger
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* UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte is commonly depicted as being short, almost to the point of being a dwarf in cartoons and comics. This image is mostly based on British political cartoons who portrayed him as a pathetic little man. [[note]] There was also a mix-up between British and French meters at the time. [[/note]] In reality Napoleon's height was not much smaller than the average man in his day.

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* UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte is commonly depicted as being short, almost to the point of being a dwarf in cartoons and comics. This image is mostly based on British political cartoons who portrayed him as a pathetic little man. [[note]] There was also a mix-up between British and French meters at the time. [[/note]] In reality Napoleon's height was thought to be around [=5' 7''=], not much smaller than the average man in his day.day, and not even that unusual in modern times.
10th Apr '16 8:07:15 PM KingLyger
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*** A similar idea has every [[WingedUnicorn alicorn]] being portrayed as a god/dess. It's accepted that Princess Luna, who is as long-lived as her sister Celestia, and has been shown in-canon as having powers comparable to her, can be called a goddess with no objections. It's a bit more dubious with Cadance and Twilight Sparkle, both of whom were made into alicorns through their actions. Fan [=OCs=] that are alicorns get the label of MarySue almost immediately. Going off of the idea that alicorns are immortal (or at least very long-lived) has been portrayed with some fan works taking on the idea that Twilight Sparkle will greatly outlive all of her friends, [[WhoWantsToLiveForever with the added angst that comes with that]]. This is despite a WordOfGod confirming that Twilight will '''not''' outlive her friends.
** [[http://johnjoseco.deviantart.com/ John Joseco's]] ''Ask Princess Molestia and Gamer Luna'' blog has firmly rooted the {{Fanon}} that Princess Luna loves video games into the brony community. A huge portion of the fan art of her just chilling out will involve a video game controller of some kind.
** No explanation for [[ParentalAbandonment the absence of Applejack's parents]] is given on the show, but in "Apple Family Reunion", a pair of shooting stars are seen over the farm at night, implying that they have passed away. A show staff member subsequently confirmed via Twitter that they are indeed dead.
** Because the show is full of {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s, a lot of popular minor characters have well-established fanmade personalities which to most fans may as well be canon. For example, you have ElegantClassicalMusician Octavia and DJ Pon-3 aka Vinyl Scratch being roommates, rivals and [[VitriolicBestBuds vitriolic friends]] [[LesYay (sometimes more than friends)]]. Almost any kind of fan material featuring them will have this interaction between them, even though it's never mentioned in the show itself.[[note]]Vinyl and Octavia were later made roommates in canon ''exactly'' because of their fanon portrayals.[[/note]]

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*** A similar idea has every [[WingedUnicorn alicorn]] being portrayed as a god/dess. It's accepted that Princess Luna, who is as long-lived as her sister Celestia, and has been shown in-canon as having powers comparable to her, can be called a goddess with no objections. It's a bit more dubious with Cadance and Twilight Sparkle, both of whom were made into alicorns through their actions. Fan [=OCs=] that are alicorns get the label of MarySue almost immediately. Going off of the idea that alicorns are immortal (or at least very long-lived) has been portrayed with some fan works taking on the idea that Twilight Sparkle will greatly outlive all of her friends, [[WhoWantsToLiveForever with the added angst that comes with that]]. This is despite a WordOfGod confirming [[WordOfGod series lead writer Meghan [=McCarthy=] stating]] that Twilight will '''not''' outlive her friends.
** [[http://johnjoseco.deviantart.com/ John Joseco's]] ''Ask Princess Molestia and Gamer Luna'' blog has firmly rooted the {{Fanon}} that Princess Luna loves video games into the brony community. A huge portion of the fan art of her just chilling out will involve a video game controller of some kind.
kind. All of this is in spite of the fact that Luna has never so much as mentioned video games in any official material.
** No explanation for [[ParentalAbandonment the absence of Applejack's parents]] is given on the show, but in "Apple Family Reunion", a pair of shooting stars are seen over the farm at night, implying that they have passed away. A show Also, a line in "Crusaders of the Lost Mark" seems to strongly hint at the idea that Applejack's parents have passed on. Staff members have been [[FlipFlopOfGod somewhat inconsistent]] on this issue, with a few staff member subsequently confirmed via Twitter members saying they're dead, and others saying that they are indeed dead.
it's only one of many possibilities.
** Because the show is full of {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s, a lot of popular minor characters have well-established fanmade personalities which to most fans may as well be canon. For example, you longtime background pony Lyra Heartstrings is said to be obsessed with humans and human culture, when she has shown no such interests in the show. The one episode where she had a prominent speaking role, "Slice of Life," didn't have ElegantClassicalMusician Octavia and DJ Pon-3 aka Vinyl Scratch being roommates, rivals and [[VitriolicBestBuds vitriolic friends]] [[LesYay (sometimes more than friends)]]. Almost any kind of fan material featuring them will have this interaction her mention humans at all.[[note]]That said, it did play up the very common ship between them, even though it's never mentioned Lyra and Sweetie Drops/Bon Bon, whom Lyra is frequently paired with in the show itself.[[note]]Vinyl and Octavia were later made roommates in canon ''exactly'' because of their fanon portrayals.background.[[/note]]
10th Mar '16 8:29:47 PM JulianLapostat
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* France's national motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" is generally referred to as dating back to UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution. While the phrase itself does seem to have originated in the revolution, it was not an official or even common motto, while the man who coined it, Antoine-François Momoro, is generally considered a fringe extremist by historians. The phrase did not gain popularity until the 1848 Revolution, and did not become France's official motto until the 1870s.

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* France's national motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" is generally referred to as dating back to UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution. While the The phrase itself does seem to have definitely originated in during the revolution, revolution[[note]]Credit for formulating it was not an official or even common motto, while the man who coined it, is given to Hebertist Antoine-François Momoro, is generally considered a fringe extremist by historians.Momoro and [[http://www.ambafrance-us.org/spip.php?article620 also to]] UsefulNotes/MaximilienRobespierre[[/note]]. The phrase did not gain popularity until the 1848 Revolution, and did not become France's official motto until the 1870s., it was not an official or even common motto at the time. In fact there was no "official" motto as such and the motto competed with "Liberty, Unity, Fraternity" or "Liberty or Death". The phrase fell out of disfavour when the National Convention poster during the ReignOfTerror adopted it: ''Unity; Indivisibility of the Republic. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity or Death'' and it was seen as too revolutionary for most of the governments until the Second and Third Republic.
9th Mar '16 10:34:48 AM caffeinedelusions
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** Starship combat in Trek video games almost universally assumes that phasers and disruptors work best against shields, and photon torpedoes work best against the hull. This is never stated in any episode or film, however.

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** Starship combat in Trek video games almost universally assumes that phasers and disruptors work best against shields, and photon torpedoes work best against the hull. This is never stated in any episode or film, however. It's driven almost entirely by the fact that carving a hole in the enemy's shield coverage and then maneuvering a torpedo into the unprotected arc makes for more compelling gameplay than simply standing still and blasting directly at each other.
6th Mar '16 5:09:42 PM Technicolourtardis
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' gets this, courtesy of the movies. To name a few; the films instilled the idea that Hogwarts has free dress when the students aren't in class, that Ravenclaw house has a ''raven'' mascot and their secondary colour is white or silver, and that the students wear uniforms under their robes (in the book, the robes are the pull-over-the-head type). Another thing that people seem to commonly accept is that Beauxbatons is an all-girls school, and that Durmstrang is an all-boys school. Most of these are generally accepted as "fact" and people are often very surprised to find out differently. Though, with the release of Pottermore, people are gradually starting to realise Ravenclaw House is represented by a bronze-coloured eagle. The other things, however...

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' gets this, courtesy of the movies. To name a few; the ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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films instilled the idea that Hogwarts has free dress when the students aren't in class, that Ravenclaw house has a ''raven'' mascot and their secondary colour is white or silver, and that the students wear modern school uniforms under their robes (in the book, the robes are the pull-over-the-head type). Another thing that people seem type); students also wear pointed hats all day, not just at feasts. The movies also got fans to commonly accept is that believe Beauxbatons is an all-girls school, school and that Durmstrang is an all-boys school. Most of these school, when both are generally accepted as "fact" and people are often very surprised to find out differently. Though, with the release of Pottermore, people are gradually starting to realise Ravenclaw House is represented by a bronze-coloured eagle. The other things, however...co-ed.
6th Mar '16 4:58:17 PM MyFinalEdits
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** The term "Legendary Dogs"- Entei, Raikou, and Suicune are the Legendary ''Beasts''. Also called the "Legendary Cats", which is just as incorrect as calling them dogs.



*** For that matter, the term "Legendary Dogs"- Entei, Raikou, and Suicune are the Legendary ''Beasts''. Also called the "Legendary Cats", which is just as incorrect as calling them dogs.
6th Mar '16 3:34:13 PM Technicolourtardis
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*** For that matter, the term "Legendary Dogs"- Entei, Raikou, and Suicune are the Legendary ''Beasts''. Also called the "Legendary Cats", which is just as incorrect as calling them dogs.
6th Mar '16 3:26:18 PM Technicolourtardis
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' gets this, courtesy of the movies. To name a few; the films instilled the idea that Hogwarts has free dress when the students aren't in class, that Ravenclaw house has a ''raven'' mascot and their secondary colour is white or silver, and that the students wear uniforms under their robes (in the book, the robes are the pull-over-the-head type). Another thing that people seem to commonly accept is that Beauxbatons is an all-girls school, and that Durmstrang is an all-boys school. Most of these are generally accepted as "fact" and people are often very surprised to find out differently. Though, with the release of Pottermore, people are gradually starting to realise Ravenclaw House is represented by a bronze-coloured eagle. The other things, however...
21st Feb '16 4:07:06 PM DaibhidC
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** A common belief has been that the Ice Warriors of Marshave a ruling caste of Ice Lords. However, according to ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' #489's "Fact of Fiction" article on ''The Monster of Peladon'', while the Ice Warriors do have an aristocracy, the term 'Ice Lords' is never used in the TV series. Though at least three Ice Warriors in the show have been tagged as Ice Lords by fandom - Slaar in ''The Seeds of Death'', Izlyr in ''The Curse of Peladon'', and Azaxyr in ''The Monster of Peladon'' - only Izlyr is actually nobility, the other two being military officers. The term 'Ice Lords' apparently came from DWM themselves, back when they were ''Doctor Who Weekly'', and quickly passed into fan consciousness.

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** A common belief has been that the Ice Warriors of Marshave a ruling caste of Ice Lords. However, according to ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' #489's "Fact of Fiction" article on ''The Monster of Peladon'', while the Ice Warriors do have an aristocracy, the term 'Ice Lords' is never used in the TV series. Though at least three Ice Warriors in the show have been tagged as Ice Lords by fandom - Slaar in ''The Seeds of Death'', Izlyr in ''The Curse of Peladon'', and Azaxyr in ''The Monster of Peladon'' Peladon'', all three wearing more streamlined and less crocodilian armour - only Izlyr is actually nobility, the other two being military officers. The term 'Ice Lords' apparently came from DWM themselves, back when they were ''Doctor Who Weekly'', and quickly passed into fan consciousness.
15th Feb '16 11:40:18 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Additionally, Jul 'Mdama's Covenant remnant has no official name (other than "[[CaptainObvious The Covenant]]"). However, several fans call them "The Storm", thanks to a mistake made by an ''Official Xbox Magazine'' article. This hasn't been helped by the remnant's lowest ranks being officially called "[Species's name] Storm", even though WordOfGod states that the "Storm" part simply refers to them using stormtrooper-type tactics.

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** Additionally, Jul 'Mdama's Covenant remnant has no official name (other than "[[CaptainObvious The Covenant]]"). However, several fans call them "The Storm", thanks to a mistake made by an ''Official Xbox Magazine'' article. This hasn't been helped by the fact that the remnant's lowest ranks being are officially called "[Species's name] Storm", even though WordOfGod states that the "Storm" part is simply refers to them using a generic designation for any Covenant soldier who specializes in stormtrooper-type tactics.
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