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20th Jul '16 8:54:55 AM ShadowHog
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15th Jul '16 8:47:11 AM Willbyr
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* ''Manga/TriGun'' is a non-sequitur, but far less mind-wrenching than the subtitle/genre description: "Deep Space Planet Future Gun Action!" The fact that this was perfectly accurate a descriptor of Trigun as anyone could come up with only makes things sadder. Various possible meanings of the actual title are hotly debated among fans. Some took the title to refer to the fact that Vash has three guns: the one in a holster, the cyberarm that turns into a gun in emergencies, and the Angel Arm cannon.
* The original title of the ''BattleAngelAlita'' manga is ''Hyper Future Vision Manga/{{Gunnm}}'', where "Gunnm" (properly pronounced "Gan-mu") stands for "Gun Dream", which makes sense, as we ''are'' talking about a hyper-violent dystopic manga. It might also refer to Gally's battle-and-gore fetish.
** Ironically, guns are actually ''outlawed'' in the ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'' universe, or at least the region where the story starts. Quite common elsewhere.

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* ''Manga/TriGun'' ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' is a non-sequitur, but far less mind-wrenching than the subtitle/genre description: "Deep Space Planet Future Gun Action!" The fact that this was perfectly accurate a descriptor of Trigun as anyone could come up with only makes things sadder. Various possible meanings of the actual title are hotly debated among fans. Some took the title to refer to the fact that Vash has three guns: the one in a holster, the cyberarm that turns into a gun in emergencies, and the Angel Arm cannon.
* The original title of the ''BattleAngelAlita'' ''Battle Angel Alita'' manga is ''Hyper Future Vision Manga/{{Gunnm}}'', where "Gunnm" (properly pronounced "Gan-mu") stands for "Gun Dream", which makes sense, as we ''are'' talking about a hyper-violent dystopic manga. It might also refer to Gally's battle-and-gore fetish.
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fetish. Ironically, guns are actually ''outlawed'' in the ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'' ''Gunnm'' universe, or at least the region where the story starts. Quite common elsewhere.
14th Jul '16 10:36:10 PM luisedgarf
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* ''ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF'': The name "Albedo" is an astronomic term for the reflecting power of a surface, in this case of the light reflected by the planets from a star. In a metaphorical sense, the name is an allegory of how the problems of the [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals anthropomorphic society]] somewhat "reflects" the ones the human society also have, albeit in a warped way. "Erma Felna" is the name of the female protagonist and "EDF" is the acronym of "Extraplanetary Defense Force", the military organization the titular protagonist belongs to.
** As a interesting note, the whole comic was originally named "Albedo Anthropomorphics", since the comic originally began as an anthology of many [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry comics]] written by many authors, and the Erma's one was just named ''Erma Felna EDF'' without the ''Albedo'' moniker at first. The name became an ArtifactTitle when the anthology part dissapeared since the second StoryArc onwards and only the ''Erma Felna EDF'' story was the only one published there, but the name ''Albedo'' still remained relevant in the ''Erma Felna EDF'' saga because [[spoiler:it was used as a TitleDrop later when they find out a derelict spaceship, who was tripulated by ''humans'']]. By 2016, the author definitively changed the name of the comic to the current one since that name was used by the fans from many years ago, averting IAmNotShazam altogether.
** The name of the sequel ''Birthright'' was named because the titular hero, Alfon Koshaka, wants to reclaim his "birthright", in this case, reclaiming his homeland who was invaded by foreign invaders.
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9th Jul '16 2:50:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'''s meaning was defined as a {{portmanteau}} of "Biological Chronicle" -- the "chronicle" part has always been clear, but which part of "elemental-power wielding multicolor cyborgs fighting to awaken a comatose god" does "biological" refer to? 8 years into the story, it tuned out that god has been a HumongousMecha who [[GeniusLoci had housed the universe]] this entire time, and all the characters are part of ''his'' biology. [[FridgeBrilliance Then you realize]] that the heroes are basically white blood cells, their canisters are medicine capsules, Mata Nui (the giant robot) was taken down with a virus, some of the lands inside him are analogous to organs, etc. Also, co-creator Christian Faber came up with the concept during a medical treatment.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'''s ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'''s meaning was defined as a {{portmanteau}} of "Biological Chronicle" -- the "chronicle" part has always been clear, but which part of "elemental-power wielding multicolor cyborgs fighting to awaken a comatose god" does "biological" refer to? 8 years into the story, it tuned out that god has been a HumongousMecha who [[GeniusLoci had housed the universe]] this entire time, and all the characters are part of ''his'' biology. [[FridgeBrilliance Then you realize]] that the heroes are basically white blood cells, their canisters are medicine capsules, Mata Nui (the giant robot) was taken down with a virus, some of the lands inside him are analogous to organs, etc. Also, co-creator Christian Faber came up with the concept during a medical treatment.
7th Jul '16 11:54:46 PM Kazmahu
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** "Estival" is also an archaic word roughly meaning "summery", which fits the setting like a glove.
6th Jul '16 8:23:39 AM Xebrus
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* The ''Super Mario World'' [[GameMod ROM hacking]] supplementary tool "Gopher Popcorn Stew". It was named that because during its creation, the discussion of possible names involved a suggestion to just name it something ridiculous and random (for want of anything better), and [[SureLetsGoWithThat the name stuck]].
* The Videogame/{{DOOM}} random WAD generator, Space Llama Interment Gazelle Expert -- or SLIGE, for short.[[note]]Slige is also a community term for the damaging floors in the game -- a combination of "slime" and "sludge". The aforementioned word salad is a {{backronym}}.[[/note]]



* The ''Super Mario World'' [[GameMod ROM hacking]] supplementary tool "Gopher Popcorn Stew". It was named that because during its creation, the discussion of possible names involved a suggestion to just name it something ridiculous and random (for want of anything better), and [[SureLetsGoWithThat the name stuck]].
* The Videogame/{{DOOM}} random WAD generator, Space Llama Interment Gazelle Expert -- or SLIGE, for short.[[note]]Slige is also a community term for the damaging floors in the game -- a combination of "slime" and "sludge". The aforementioned word salad is a {{backronym}}.[[/note]]
6th Jul '16 8:19:44 AM Xebrus
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* The Videogame/DOOM random WAD generator, Space Llama Interment Gazelle Expert -- or SLIGE, for short.

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* The Videogame/DOOM Videogame/{{DOOM}} random WAD generator, Space Llama Interment Gazelle Expert -- or SLIGE, for short.[[note]]Slige is also a community term for the damaging floors in the game -- a combination of "slime" and "sludge". The aforementioned word salad is a {{backronym}}.[[/note]]
6th Jul '16 6:57:11 AM Xebrus
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* The Videogame/DOOM random WAD generator, Space Llama Interment Gazelle Expert -- or SLIGE, for short.
27th Jun '16 9:52:34 PM Kotomikun
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* ''LightNovel/MyriadColorsPhantomWorld'', in which humans gain the ability to see magical phantom creatures. What "Myriad Colors" is supposed to mean isn't entirely clear.
* ''LightNovel/TheTestamentOfSisterNewDevil'' has some seriously bizarre grammar, but was at least meant to make sense. It's a battle-{{ecchi}} involving demonic stepsisters, one of whom is the newly-appointed Demon Lord. "Testament" was probably a [[GratuitousEnglish poorly-chosen word]] for the contract the hapless male hero accidentally makes with them.
26th Jun '16 10:03:38 AM Quanyails
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** The French title is "The Escapees", which has about the same effect as the Russion one, and lets you believe it's just some kind of ''Film/EscapeFromAlcatraz'' movie.

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** The French title is "The Escapees", which has about the same effect as the Russion Russian one, and lets you believe it's just some kind of ''Film/EscapeFromAlcatraz'' movie.
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