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* '''Sid''' is either [[WesternAnimation/IceAge a sloth]], [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Andy's toy-torturing next-door neighbor]],

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** '''Manny''', [[Franchise/IceAge a mammoth]], a Latino teenager, or [[VideoGame/GrimFandango a reaper]]?
* '''Sid''' is either [[Film/IceAge a sloth]], [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Andy's toy-torturing next-door neighbor]], or a paranoid boy in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''.
* '''Wilson''' can be Series/{{House}}'s only friend, [[WesternAnimation/{{Chuggington}} a red diesel engine]], Tim's invisible neighbor in ''Series/HomeImprovement'', Dennis' neighbor in ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|US}}'', or [[Film/CastAway a volleyball Tom Hanks talks to so stay sane]].
* '''Gus''' is either an unlucky kid in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' or an afro-american pharmaceutical in ''Series/{{Psych}}''.
** He's also the the title character in a Disney movie about a donkey who plays football.
* The movie ''Rider on the Rain'' features a character whose name is '''Harry Dobbs'''. It's also the name of the protagonist in ''The New Twilight Zone'' episode : "Shelter Skelter"
* '''Neon Tiger''': a song by ''Music/TheKillers'' or Maverick boss from ''VideoGame/MegaManX3''?
* '''Lin Kuei''': [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness A pack of criminal wolves trained from birth to be assassins]] or [[Franchise/MortalKombat a clan of masked warriors trained from birth to be assassins]]?[[note]]Furthermore, it's very likely that the former was given that name as a reference to the latter.[[/note]]
* '''Baraka''': [[Film/{{Baraka}} Documentary film about Earth itself]] or [[Franchise/MortalKombat violent Tarkatan warrior]]?
* Is '''Brian''' an [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy anthropomorphic dog]], [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian a guy who keeps getting mistaken for the Messiah]], a husband whose wife suffers from greed in ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', or a [[Music/NinjaSexParty psychotic ninja keyboardist]]?
** Chris who is either a whitelighter, back from the future or a blond teenager.
** Steve who is either [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad a nerd whose best friend is an alien]], [[Series/FamilyMatters a nerd whose only crush is his neighbor's daughter]], the original host of ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'', or [[WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs Flint Lockwood's pet monkey]].
* [[Series/DiffrentStrokes Arnold's]] grandpa name is '''Phil'''. Like [[Series/ModernFamily the Dunphys' dad]]. Well, they're also very goofy, but the second is somewhat more hilarious.
* '''Kelso''': Is he a candy manager in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', a cowboy in ''Film/TheParty'', (with Creator/PeterSellers in the main role), a bumbling idiot in ''Series/That70sShow'', or a cynical chief in a hospital on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' ?
* '''[[MyHeroZero Zero]]'''. The entire list is on the page.
** '''[[CherryBlossomGirl Sakura]]''' too.
** Also '''[[AProtagonistIsRyu Ryu]]'''.
** The name '''Jack''' was so common that it was deemed a Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs trope.
** A similar thing happened to the name '''Spike'''.
* '''Decisive Battle''' can refer to a long list of media. The two most popular are the [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion one from an extremely Mind Screw anime]] and [[Franchise/FinalFantasy the recurring Final Boss theme]].
* [[Franchise/MassEffect Ashley Williams]] and...[[Franchise/EvilDead Ashley Williams]]. Most likely a ShoutOut. There's one mission in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' where Williams refers to her gun as a "boomstick".
** While we're on the subject of ''Mass Effect''...'''Samara'''. [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Asari]] [[KnightTemplar justicar]] or [[StringyHairedGhostGirl freaky ghost]] [[Literature/TheRing in your VCR?]] Or, for that matter, [[NamesTheSame/RealVsFictional a city in Russia?]]
** '''Geth''': [[Franchise/MassEffect A race of sentient robots]] or [[TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering Lord of the Vault]]?
** '''Cerberus''': a [[Franchise/MassEffect human-supremacist terrorist organization]] or a [[Literature/StarRiskLtd private military corporation of questionable morals]]? [[TakeAThirdOption Or]] a [[Myth/ClassicalMythology three-headed dog?]]
** The third game features a mech. [[TabletopGame/BattleTech Called the Atlas]].
** The '''First Contact War''', a fight between humanity and a {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}}. But was it a case of PoorCommunicationKills around [[Franchise/MassEffect Citadel law against opening mass relays willy-nilly]], or [[Webcomic/{{Terra}} was it started by a human terrorist attack against PWR dignitaries]]?
*** And on the subject of Webcomic/{{Terra}}, said {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}}? They're called the [[CthulhuMythos Azatoth]].
* '''Archie Andrews''': British [[{{Ventriloquism}} ventriloquist's dummy]] and radio star (yes, really) [[labelnote:*]]Actually Edgar Bergen had pioneered radio ventriloquism many years earlier with his dummy Charlie [=McCarthy=][[/labelnote]] or US star of ''Franchise/ArchieComics''?
** Another Archie Comics example. '''Alexandra Cabot''' is a long-running supporting character in ''JosieAndThePussycats''; she's Josie's wealthy rival and occasional ally. There is another Alexandra Cabot featured in ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', a no-nonsense Assistant District Attorney.
* '''Amon''' is a pale-faced guy in a black leather jacket who hunts super-powered people for a living, whether they're [[Anime/WitchHunterRobin (mostly) malevolent witches]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra (mostly) innocent element-benders]]. There's also the one [[SchindlersList who tortures innocent Jews]]. In ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'', there is also a Demon named Amon. Or perhaps [[VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm a fallen Xel'Naga]]? Or is he [[VideoGame/ShiningForce a birdman]]? [[VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressofDoom One of the Sinistrals]], maybe?
* '''Bill Bailey''' is an English comedian who shares his name with a singer better known as [[Music/GunsNRoses W. Axl Rose]].
** Neither of whom should be confused with Will Baily from ''Series/TheWestWing''.
* Mike Grell's classic barbarian comic "The Warlord" features an issue where he's rescued by a group of college professors. Among them is '''Richard Belding''', who shares a name with the educator who followed Screech around for the duration of the ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' franchise.
** Let's not forget Travis Morgan's ally '''Shakira''', who is of course not related to the [[Music/{{Shakira}} Colombian singer]].
* ''Film/TheBalladOfCableHogue'' is a 1970 western film about a failed prospector who finds a water source in the Arizona desert, attempts to found a town around it, falls in love with a prostitute, and ultimately dies saving the life of a man who betrayed him years ago. Music/{{Calexico}} also has a song, "Ballad of Cable Hogue" (off their 2000 album ''Hot Rail''), about a successful prospector who is betrayed and killed by a FemmeFatale. John Cale (formerly of Music/VelvetUnderground) also has a "Ballad of Cable Hogue" (though it was originally released under the title "Cable Hogue"); we're not sure what it's supposed to be about.
* '''Bender'''. LovableRogue in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' or eh...LovableRogue in [[Literature/TheTwelveChairs duology]] [[Literature/TheLittleGoldenCalf of books]] by Ilf and Petrov and its many adaptations?
** Or Creator/JuddNelson's character's [[LastNameBasis last name]] in ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''.
** Also, there's a rock band called Bender. They appeared on the soundtrack to ''VideoGame/ATVOffroadFury''.
* '''Ciel''': a (female) {{Church Militant}} [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} who fights with]] [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks throwing swords]] [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} and a]] {{BFG}} or a (male) {{Creepy Child}} [[Manga/BlackButler with a demonic]] [[{{Bishonen}} (but very bishie)]] [[Manga/BlackButler butler]]?.
** Or it could be this [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Ciel]], or [[VideoGame/PopNMusic this Ciel]]. Or the [[Anime/{{Kuroshitsuji}} male Ciel]].
* '''Claire Bennet'''? Do you have a friend [[Series/{{Heroes}} who happens to be an otaku and have time manipulation power]]? Or is your friend [[VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth ice cold and prone to dramatically yell your name]]?
* '''Noah Bennet''' is the name of a character in [[Series/{{Heroes}} this show]] or [[Series/{{Passions}} that show]]; both have been on NBC.
* Does '''Bianca''' refer to the friend of Latias and Latios in ''Anime/PokemonHeroes'', the ditzy rival in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' (note: this isn't present in the original Japanese versions of both, where movie!Bianca is Kanon and game!Bianca is Bel/Belle), Nico's older sister from ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', one of the eligible brides of the protagonist of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'', the AlphaBitch from ''WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens'' or RICKAAAY!'s wife in ''Series/EastEnders''?
** What about Bianca from the Rescuers?
** Or Bianca, the hard-to-please rich girl from the ''Videogame/RuneFactory'' series?
** Or Bianca, Varric's favorite custom crossbow in the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series?
** Or Bianca, Katharina's younger sister in ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew''?
** Or Bianca, the Italian lady who loves driving from ''[[VideoGame/PopNMusic Pop'n Music]]?
* '''Sarah Bishop''': [[Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG borderline psychotic]] MamaBear or [[http://www.sarah-bishop.com/ Australian painter]]?
* '''Kate Bishop''': [[Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG Daughter of the aforementioned]] MamaBear, comic book superhero, or Victorian actress?
* '''Alan Pierce''': [[Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG medical doctor]] or [[http://www.ppnlaw.com/attorney-profiles/alan-s-pierce.html attorney]]?
* '''Captain Carrot'''. All-round hero, TheGoodCaptain and indisputably TheCape of his universe. But is he a [[Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew bunny rabbit with superpowers]] or a [[Literature/{{Discworld}} watchman with kingly charisma]]?
** And the Zoo Crew's Captain Carrot has the real name of Roger Rabbit.
* '''Elizabeth Shaw''': A HotScientist who studies aliens. Was she the late Caroline John playing [[Series/DoctorWho the Third Doctor's assistant]], or Creator/NoomiRapace playing [[Film/{{Prometheus}} the leader of an expedition to discover the origins of mankind]]?
* '''Dr. Bob''': A medical doctor whose constant failures to save his patients are repeatedly PlayedForLaughs. [[Series/TheMuppetShow Does he simply get distracted by the opportunities to make really bad puns in the emergency room]] or [[KlayWorld does he keep accidentally murdering his patients in the process of helping them]]?
* '''Dipper''': One of the Sea Ponies from the G1 MyLittlePony toy line, or [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname the nickname]] of [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls a boy]] who hangs out with his twin sister and runs into supernatural creatures, scientific projects gone wrong and various conspiracies every other week?
* '''John Carter'''. [[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars Hero of Mars]] or a doctor in [[{{ER}} Chicago county General]]?
* '''Sharon Carter'''. ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's [[ActionGirl badass]] girlfriend or the "Girl" from Series/TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace?
* '''Charlie and Rose''' are either [[TheGoldenGirls a travelling salesman and his ditzy wife]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha a soldier and a fortune teller]], or [[TwoAndAHalfMen a womanizing jingle writer and his stalker]]. Interestingly, in all three cases, [[spoiler: Rose outlives Charlie.]]
** "Charlie Rose" is also a journalist best known for his long running Creator/{{PBS}} talk show.
* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' and ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' both have [[MixAndMatchCritters half-mouse hybrid]] {{Team Pet}}s named '''Chu-Chu'''.
** Yellow of Manga/PokemonSpecial has a Pikachu of the same name... and mouse qualities.
** [=ChuChus=] (no dash) are also recurring enemies from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' that resemble [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Wobbuffet]].
** Also, there's ''VideoGame/ChuChuRocket''.
* '''Cranky''' can refer to either [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry an elderly gorilla who was the original Donkey Kong in his youth]], [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a harbor crane who works at Brendam Docks]], or [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic a donkey whom Pinkie Pie tried to befriend]]. What these three characters all have in common is that they are all [[MeaningfulName cranky by both name and nature]].
* '''Courtney Cox''': ''{{Friends}}'' actress or member of the all female Music/IronMaiden tribute band The Iron Maidens?
* '''Edward Cullen''' is either a [[Literature/{{Twilight}} wealthy, hunky vampire]] with a much younger girlfriend or a [[Series/LawAndOrder wealthy real estate guy/murder victim]] with a much younger girlfriend/murder victim.
* '''Dark Horse''' can refer to several things, including Creator/GeorgeHarrison's record label, one of his albums (which was released on Apple, not on Dark Horse), a single from that album, A Music/{{Nickelback}} album, a Music/KatyPerry hit, or a 2015 movie.
* '''Joanna Dark''' is either the secret agent protagonist of the ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' games or God empowered super policewoman the Maid from ''Series/TopTen''.
* '''Data''': Teenaged BunglingInventor in ''Film/TheGoonies'', or [[ArtificialHuman Android]] Starfleet officer on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and its subsequent movies? And they both pronounce their name "Day-Tah". Or maybe a member of Griff Tannen's gang in 2015 in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''. Or perhaps [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Mega Man's]] robot monkey.
* Things can quickly get confusing if you say you're a fan of '''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''' -- indeed, a hip-hop group by that name sued the producers of the same-named sitcom, and the latter [[LampshadeHanging hung a lampshade]] on the situation.
* '''Judge Dee''': Hero of [[JudgeDee a series of detective stories set in 900s China]] by Robert van Gulik, or hero of a ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd Megazine'' strip by Creator/PaulCornell about a Brit-Cit Judge sent back in time to Elizabethan London?
* '''The Doctor''' from ''Series/DoctorWho'' is not '''The Doctor''' from ''ComicBook/TheAuthority''. Or '''The Doctor''' from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', although some aspects of his character are a ShoutOut to '''The Doctor''' from ''Series/DoctorWho'' Or '''The Doctor''' from ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' Or even '''Il Dottore''' from ''CommediaDellArte''.
* '''Dot Matrix''' is either [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} a golden gynoid voiced by Joan Rivers]] or [[WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}} or a green-skinned sprite living in a computer world]]. Both are instances of a PunnyName relating to electronic hardware, including printers and [=LCDs=].
* '''Dragon Lord''' is the name of several unrelated characters in Marvel Comics, or the BigBad in ''NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation'', or the BigBad of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestI''.
* '''Max Edison''' is a recurring character in the ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic strip, an easy going AgentMulder, and friend of the Doctor. As far as is known, he has never [[Music/TheBeatles killed anyone with a silver hammer]].
* '''The World Eaters''': [[VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters Titanic golems led by an evil god of death]] or [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} red power-armored super soldiers serving an evil god of war]]?
* DCComics had a ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'' character named '''Elasti-girl''', and so does ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. Even their last names are similar: The Doom Patrol Elastigirl is Rita Farr, and the Incredibles Elastigirl is Helen Parr. Their powers are also similar, though Farr has [[SizeShifter size-changing]] as well.
* '''Elysium''' a highly advance, elitist utopia orbiting above a CrapsackWorld where the lower classes dream of getting past their cybernetic oppressors and escaping to the world above? But is it from ''Creator/{{Deponia}}'' or ''Film/{{Elysium}}''?
** [[VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet Avalon Centrifuge]] mentioned this place once too.
* A "depending on the transliteration" example:, '''Exedore''' (officially now romanized as Exsedol) from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' is also a [[Series/MorkAndMindy high potentate of the planet Ork]].
* Both WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck and the ComicBook/TeenTitans have fought a group of villains called '''The Fearsome Five'''.
* When you say "'''Flash'''", do you mean [[TheFlash The Fastest Man Alive]] or [[Film/FlashGordon The Saviour of the Universe]] ([[Music/{{Queen}} ah-ah!]])?
** Or do you mean the programming language used to put games and annoying interactive ads on the web?
** Or do you mean [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_memory a type of non-volatile memory]]?
** Or a cleaning agent? (in the UK at least)
** Or Twilight Sparkle's boyfriend in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls''?
** Or a member of the original ''G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero'' lineup?
** Or [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Roscoe P. Coltrane's]] basset hound?
** Or one of [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker's]] former bullies?
* '''Dr. Clayton Forrester''' is the name of the good scientist hero in the 1953 movie version of ''Film/{{The War Of The Worlds|1953}}'', and the evil scientist villain in TV's ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. (Yes, the latter was a deliberate ShoutOut to the former.)
* '''Billy Flynn''': DangerouslyGenreSavvy [[Theatre/{{Chicago}} defense lawyer]] or [[Series/CriminalMinds horrifying serial killer]]?
* '''Frey''': a House of backstabbing bastards from ''[[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire that crapsacky medieval place with dragons]]'', a backstabbing bastard from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim that slightly less crapsacky medieval place with dragons]]'', or a character from ''Film/{{Elysium}}''?
* A '''[[VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} Vortigaunt]]''' is not a [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Tyranid organism]]. Neither is [[GauntsGhosts Ibram Gaunt]] a xeno.
** Not to mention [[Franchise/HarryPotter Lord Voldemort's relatives.]]
** Or the real-life Sir John of Gaunt, who was [[Literature/TheCanterburyTales Geoffrey Chaucer's]] patron.
** The vortigaunt should also not be confused with [[KingArthur Vortigern of Wales]].
* Are '''The Founders''' [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine the shape-shifting leaders of the Dominion]], or [[Series/{{Charmed}} a group of elder Whitelighters (guardian angels)]]?
* The '''[=GameCube=]''' (written with CamelCase) is [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube a Nintendo game console from the early 2000s]]. A '''Game Cube''' (with a space) is [[WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}} a representation of the User starting a computer game]]. Both are typically purple in color.
* The '''God-Emperor''', [[Literature/GodEmperorOfDune Lord of the Spice]], [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV founder of the Fou Empire]], [[Series/DoctorWho leader of the Daleks]], or [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} ruler of the Imperium of Man]]?
* The '''VideoGame/GodHand''' is one of two magically empowered arms used to fight the demon king Angra. It could also refer to [[{{Manga/Berserk}} a group of the most powerful demons]].
** Or [[VideoGame/ShadowHearts Lenny's]] OneWingedAngel form.
** "Godhand" is also the nickname of one of the fighters in Creator/SquareEnix's fighting game ''VideoGame/{{Ehrgeiz}}'', and has ever since been the name of a gauntlet-type weapon in practically every ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' game.
*** It is also a class one of your characters can evolve to in ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3''.
* '''Brian Griffin''': [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Wisecracking talking dog]] or [[KillingMrGriffin accidentally murdered English teacher]]?
** And if it's the latter, what about his wife Kathy Griffin? Is it her or the comedian?
* '''Hans Gruber''': German terrorist from ''Film/DieHard'', German schoolteacher-turned-Nazi supersoldier in ''Jack Staff'', or minor villain from ''OurManFlint''?
* '''Tommy Gunn''': [[Film/RockyV Rocky's protege]], or a gangster in ''ComicBook/AstroCity''?
** Not to be confused with the [[CoolGuns/SubmachineGuns Tommy Gun]].
* '''Jack Hammer''': Best pal of {{Deadpool}} better known as "Weasel", or a victim in the first ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' game?
** Or a fighter on steroids from ''Manga/BakiTheGrappler''.
** Not to be confused with the actual machine called the "jackhammer".
** Or with Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}'s suplex-slam finisher.
* '''Hawkeye''': [[ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} Marvel Universe archer/member]] of Comicbook/TheAvengers played by Creator/JeremyRenner? Wisecracking surgeon of the [[Series/{{MASH}} 4077th MASH]] played by Creator/AlanAlda? Sharpshooter/right hand woman to [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Roy Mustang]]? Or protagonist of ''Literature/TheLeatherstockingTales''?
* '''Henry Hill:''' [[Film/{{Goodfellas}} Did he always want to be a gangster]] (he was actually a real-life gangster), or did he, also known as Hank, [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill sell propane and propane accessories]]?
* '''Rick Hunter''', [[Series/{{Hunter}} L.A. homicide detective]] or [[{{Anime/Robotech}} ace veritech fighter pilot]]?
** Not in Japan, however; the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' character's real name is Hikaru Ichijo[[note]]He's also an ace "valkyrie" pilot.[[/note]].
** Rick Hunter is also the first of three people to portray the {{Postal}} Dude.
* '''John Hurt''' the actor got his first starring role in ''AManForAllSeasons'' around the time '''Mississippi John Hurt''' the blues singer died.
* '''"Ikachan"''' is a computer game created by Pixel (of ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' fame). '''"Ika-chan"''' is the name Sanae uses when referring to [[Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume Ika Musume (a.k.a. Squid Girl)]].
* One of the characters in ''QueerAsFolk'' is called '''Brian Kinney'''; that's also the civilian identity of [[ComicBook/AstroCity Altar Boy]].
* '''Arthur Kirkland''': [[Film/AndJusticeForAll A lawyer]], or [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia the anthropomorphic personification of England?]]
* '''Leroy Brown''': [[Literature/EncyclopediaBrown kid detective]] or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooq3JbWbdjk title character]] of a JimCroce #1 hit?
* '''ComicBook/LoisLane''' (a.k.a. "Bianca") of the musical ''Theatre/KissMeKate'' is always true to Bill in her fashion, but she probably isn't Franchise/{{Superman}}'s type.
* You want '''Doctor Light'''? Do you mean Arthur Light, TheDCU villain; Kimiyo Hoshi, TheDCU ''heroine''; or Thomas Xavier Light, the creator of ''VideoGame/MegaMan''?
** You [[Wiki/SCPFoundation missed one]].
** And Dr. Wright in the SNES version of ''VideoGame/SimCity'', who is named after Will Wright, the founder of the series.
* '''Lucky Star''': {{Moe}} [[Anime/LuckyStar anime series]] about {{otaku}}dom and food, an early song by Music/{{Madonna}}, or a ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' item, or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_Star anything else named as such]].
* '''Oscar Madison'''--is your [[Theatre/TheOddCouple roommate your complete opposite]]? Have you [[Webcomic/TheWotch ever been turned into a woman]]?
* And [[OverlyLongGag speaking of]] '''[[OverlyLongGag Madonna]]''': A nickname for the virgin mother of [[Literature/TheBible mankind's possible savior]], or [[Music/{{Madonna}} a singer from Michigan]] who made a titanic career out of GettingCrapPastTheRadar?
* '''Hugh Mann''': Obscure [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] space hero, or a [[HughMann trope-naming]] badly disguised [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Decapodian spy]]?
* Oh look, it's '''Patricia Martin'''! Tell me, is she a [[Anime/LuckyStar school girl otaku]] or a [[VideoGame/{{Prototype}} geneticist who ends up getting eaten]]?
* Thanks to ''VideoGame/MegaMan'''s Robot Master NamingConventions, several comic book characters share names with Dr. Wily's creations, and by virtue of said convention you can expect their powers to be similar. [[Comicbook/XMen Ice Man]], Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}, and Shadow Man (ValiantComics, it's best not to dwell on it) immediately come to mind.
* When you say "'''Flashman'''" do you want [[Literature/{{Flashman}} the roguish Brit]], the [[Series/ChoushinseiFlashman Super Sentai team]], or the [[VideoGame/MegaMan2 Robot Master]]? Note that the DC character[[LegacyCharacter (s)]] that runs really fast is just TheFlash, though ''Funky'' Flashman is someone else entirely.
* '''Hawk Man''': [[ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} Thanagarian hero]] of TheDCU, or French ''{{Kinnikuman}}'' villain? They also have remarkably similar taste in headgear.
* There's also '''Junk Man''' from ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'', minor ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' malcontent Junkman, JimmyNeutron's Junkman, and ''ComicBook/AstroCity''[='=]s Junkman.
** Similarly, Kinnikuman antagonist Springman shouldn't be confused with ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'''s Spring Man.
* '''Mask Man'''. A [[Series/HikariSentaiMaskman Super Sentai series]], or a Korean MuchaLucha -esque cartoon?
* '''Brock Mason'''. [[VideoGame/DeadRising Ruthless and callous soldier]], or [[SurvivalOfTheFittest dyslexic jock]]?
** Or a guy who only shows up in one episode of {{Fillmore}}?
* '''VideoGame/MegaMan''' ''himself'' is an example. See [[http://www.mmhp.net/Appear/Influence.html this page]] for more details.
** On the topic of ''Mega Man'', it is not to be mistaken with ''Mega Men'', which is a brand of [[http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4021740 protein powder]].
* Does '''TheMaster'''...
** Have [[Series/DoctorWho six incarnations]]?
** Have [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate six wives]]?
** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Live under the library]]?
** [[VideoGame/{{Fallout}} Want to turn everyone into mutants]]?
** [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Is he the last of mankind]]?
** [[WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster Own a talking toaster]]?[[note]]His actual name is Rob. While all the Toaster and his friends know this, they still call him "the master".[[/note]]
** [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Lead a horde of evil magical creatures]]?
** [[Radio/TheNavyLark Live in Sardinia and plot the overthrow of the world while being voiced by]] Creator/JonPertwee?
* '''Matilda''' may be:
** The one who'll take your money and run to Venezuela, as sung by Harry Belafonte.
** [[Literature/{{Matilda}} A precocious bookworm with telekinetic powers.]]
** [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Spelled with an h]], ''Film/TheProfessional'''s DamselInDistress.
** [[ICallItVera A handgun]] in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', named after the ''Professional'' character.
** [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic The love interest, and later wife, of Cranky Doodle Donkey.]]
* '''Mikazuki''': The [[VideoGame/KantaiCollection Mutsuki-class Destroyer]], or [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Tekkadan's Ace Gundam Pilot?]] Probably counts as GenderBlenderName, as well...
* '''Minus''' is the designation for a group of antisocial children with superpowers in ''Manga/MedakaBox''. It should be pointed out that none of the children are actually ''named'' Webcomic/{{minus}}... even though she'd fit right in!
* The name "'''Monster Bash'''" can refer to a number of things, including:
** [[Pinball/MonsterBash A pinball machine]] that portrays a number of famous movie monsters as rock band.
** A series of 30 second shorts that aired on the [[USANetwork USA]] Cartoon Express during commercial breaks.
** Any number of various parties, celebrations, or events that have a Halloween / "monster" theme.
** A little known arcade game made by Creator/{{Sega}} in the early 1980s.
* The prepubescent hero of the 1986 fantasy film ''Troll'' is named '''Harry Potter'''. Unlike the more famous Literature/HarryPotter he isn't a wizard, although he does wield magic weapons for part of the movie, and he fights a troll.
** Creator/PGWodehouse's novel ''Uncle Dynamite'' includes the dimwitted Police Constable Harold Potter, and also a girl named Hermione.
** [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Harold Potter...first victim of Creatures from Another World.]]
** The ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' cartoon, which predated the novels, just happened to also feature a bespectacled preteen wizard named Harry.
** The antagonist in the wheelchair in ''ItsAWonderfulLife''? Henry F. Potter.
* There's a scene in ''TheProposition'' where Charlie Burns briefly uses the alias '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Murphy_(disambiguation) Charles Murphy]]'''. It's also possible that John Hurt's character, Jellon Lamb, was named after a dinner.
* '''James Murphy''' was LCD Soundsystem. '''Jim Murphy''' was an Australian wine dealer. ''Jimmy Murphy'' ([[AdaptationNameChange most of the time]]) is Alex Murphy's son before Alex was transformed into Franchise/RoboCop.
* '''Navi''', [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime helpful but]] [[StopHelpingMe annoying fairy]]. Navi, [[Anime/SerialExperimentsLain extreme graphical interface computer that puts you INTO the web]], or [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork the short term of Net-Navi, aka "Network Navigator", basically artificial intelligences walking on the Internet.]] ''The'' Na'vi, [[Film/{{Avatar}} outgunned but determined space elves.]]
** Or a [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger robot parrot who helps find treasure?]]
** Or even [[HeavyMetalUmlaut Nävis]], heroine of [[ComicBook/{{Sillage}} a series of French graphic novels]]?
* '''Nemo''': [[ComicStrip/LittleNemo A little boy who finds adventures in his dreams]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} Francine Frensky's pet cat]], [[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo a little fish who has to be found]], or the Weather Channel's name given to the most famous snowstorm of the 2012-13 winter storm season? And there's Jules Verne's [[Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Captain Nemo]]! WordOfGod says that Pixar's Nemo is a ShoutOut to Verne's Nemo.
* '''Thomas Jerome Newton''': He doesn't belong on this Earth in both ''TheManWhoFellToEarth'' and ''Series/{{Fringe}}''.
* '''Rachel Nichols''' is the star of ''Series/{{Continuum}}'' and an NBA reporter.
* '''Nirvana''' is both a ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} II'' level and a grunge band. Spookily, ''Doom II'' came out in the same year that Kurt Cobain killed himself, and the level has a shotgun on the ground in the first room in reference to this.
** Nirvana was also the name of two other bands that existed at the same time.
** Or Nirvana the '60s psychedelic band.
** Prior to that [[WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} Rory Llewellyn (AKA: Riot of The Stingers)]] was in a band called Nirvana when he was in the army after going AWOL.
* '''Duke Nukem''': [[VideoGame/DukeNukem Eponymous egotistical chauvinistic protagonist]], or [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers radiation-powered villain]]? This bugged the developers of the former enough to consider changing his name to "Duke Nuk'''''u'''''m" until they found out that the latter's name wasn't trademarked.
** The HumongousMecha in the finale of ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIIIThePiratesOfPestulon'' are called Nukem Dukem robots.
* '''Oathkeeper''' is the name of a CoolSword and memento that was named for and represents a promise to another - but is it the Valyrian steel sword wielded by [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Brienne]] [[Series/GameOfThrones of Tarth]] or the Keyblade wielded by [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Sora and Roxas]]?
* '''The Paper''': a paperkinetic ditzy {{meganekko}} from ''Anime/ReadOrDie'', or a time-and-space-transcending piece of paper belonging to [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]]?
** Or a WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|SquarePants}} episode?
* '''Photon''' is either the original version of lasertag (which spawned a TV series), or an anime series, one of two Marvel Comics characters, the name of a form of energy in ''Manga/DragonBall'', or the name of a light-elemental spell in the Franchise/TalesSeries.
* '''Raphael''' is either a [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles sai-wielding turtle]], [[VideoGame/YoshisIsland a raven enlarged by Kamek to battle Yoshi on the moon]], or a [[VideoGame/SoulSeries rapier-wielding vampire.]] He was also a Renaissance artist who the turtle was named after.
* '''Raven.''' [[Series/ThatsSoRaven A precognitive teen with a knack for trouble]], [[Webcomic/ElGoonishShive a badass half-Immortal history teacher]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia a middle-aged lecherous archer]], [[VideoGame/SuikodenV an experienced thief who joins a prince's army]], [[Videogame/{{Tekken}} a badass ninja/operative]], a [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe badass mercenary with a grudge against House Ostia]], [[VideoGame/BeatDown Irish thug who seeks revenge against the Mafia]], [[ComicBook/TeenTitans a empathic DC comics superheroine]] turned [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Cartoon Network icon]], the [[Wrestling/{{Raven}} most famous ring name of professional wrestler Scott Levy]], or a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raven_(UK_TV_series) a teenager with psychic powers who turns out to be the latest incarnation of KingArthur]]?
* '''Jaime Reyes''', 3rd ComicBook/BlueBeetle or [[VideoGame/DeusEx UNATCO doctor]]?
* '''Sam Carter''' and [[Series/StargateSG1 air force space adventurer]], [[Film/TheThing2011 helicopter pilot]], or [[VideoGame/DeusEx jaded anti-terrorist quarter master]]?
* Both ''Series/TwentyFour'' and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' have characters named '''Ramon Salazar'''.
* '''Greg Sanders''' (spelled Saunders in recent appearances) is the civilian identity of Vigilante, a founding member of the ComicBook/SevenSoldiers. It is also the name of one of the investigators in Series/{{CSI}}.
* There is a minor character in the novel ''The Accidental Tourist'' named '''Dana Scully'''. No, this character is not [[Series/TheXFiles a skeptical FBI agent who investigates the paranormal]]. In fact, he's a dude.
* The 1939 book ''Day of the Locust'', and the 1975 film adaptation thereof, feature a character named '''Homer Simpson'''. ''TheSimpsons'' is not a ShoutOut, though; WordOfGod is that Homer Simpson was named after Homer Groening, Matt's father.
* '''Snips''', is it a nickname for Ahsoka, used by Anakin from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' cartoon, or one of the bad guys from ''TheLegendaryStarfy''?
** [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Or is it a murderous crab under the employ of the Zookeeper]]?
** Or [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic a not-too-bright unicorn with a friend named Snails]]?
* A year before the first ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode, Jack Vance's story ''Star King'' featured a second-string villain who used the alias '''Mr. Spock.''' Not to mention the author of the popular baby care book (who was actually known popularly as ''Dr.'' Spock).
* "'''Starlite'''" is the name of RainbowBrite's horse. A "'''Starlyte'''" is the actual "gun" used in Worlds of Wonder's version of "Lazer Tag" (which was copyrighted with this particular spelling)[[note]]The current version by Hasbro just calls it a "blaster"[[/note]]. And a "'''Starite'''" is something [[{{Scribblenauts}} Maxwell]] is obsessed with collecting.
* The '''sands of time''', a curse in a specific ''Franchise/PrinceOfPersia'' continuity or the landscape when traveling through time in ''Series/KamenRiderDenO''? In ''Theatre/{{Kismet}}'', it's just the title of a song based on Borodin's "In the Steppes of Central Asia."
* '''''{{Tempest}}''''' the arcade game, and '''''Theatre/TheTempest''''' the Creator/WilliamShakespeare play. Additionally, ''ForbiddenPlanet'' (which is based upon ''Theatre/TheTempest'') has monsters from the deeps (of the human psyche), whilst ''{{Tempest}}'' has monsters from the deeps (of variously-shaped pits).
** Or Tempest, the arte being used by [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Lloyd Irving]] and several other Franchise/TalesSeries characters.
** Then there's [[{{Series/Stingray1964}} Troy Tempest]], who battles monsters from the ''ocean'' deeps.
* '''Tinstar''': A segment on ''TheSchnookumsAndMeatFunnyCartoonShow'' or a SuperNintendo game?
** And there's Tin Star the short-lived rock band best known for the song "Head".
* Creator/PGWodehouse's famous character [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Bertie Wooster]] has an '''Uncle Tom''', but not [[Literature/UncleTomsCabin the racist kind]]. It's just that his Aunt Dahlia married a man named Tom Travers.
* While most people know '''Series/{{Ultraman}}''' as a Japanese giant hero, Franchise/{{Superman}} has an EvilCounterpart also called Ultraman. This character even preceded the more well-known Ultraman by two years.
** Either of those two might have been the inspiration for ''My Secret Identity'''s Andrew Clements (played Jerry O'Connell) to call himself Ultraman when Dr. Jeffcoate's experiment accidentally gave him superpowers.
** And all of them were preceded by at least a quarter century by "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra-Man Gary Concord, the Ultra-Man]]" a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] hero who first appeared in All-American Comics #8 in 1939.
** Speaking of Ultraman, is Gomess the very first [[http://ultra.wikia.com/wiki/Gomess Ultra monster]] or a [[http://zelda.wikia.com/wiki/Gomess boss]] in Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda ?
** What about Dodongo? Is he an [[http://ultra.wikia.com/wiki/Dodongo Ultra kaiju]] or a [[http://zelda.wikia.com/wiki/Dodongo Legend of Zelda enemy]] that Link can't wait to bomb?
** Red King - iconic [[http://ultra.wikia.com/wiki/Red_King Ultra kaiju]] or [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Through the Looking-Glass character]]?
** Is Garan an [[http://ultra.wikia.com/wiki/Garan Ultra monster]] created by Yapool or [[Franchise/{{Bionicle}} a matoran]] [[http://bionicle.wikia.com/wiki/Garan from Voya Nui?]]
* '''Susan Walker''', of ''Theatre/OnceInALifetime'' and ''Series/{{Coupling}}'': two '''very''' different young women.
** And neither of them is the woman who ran Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in ''MiracleOn34thStreet''.
* '''James Wilson''': American Founding Father [[SeventeenSeventySix portrayed]] as a meek "non-entity" who doesn't want to be remembered, or a doctor who's best friends with Series/{{House}}?
* '''George Wilson''': perpetually exasperated neighbor to ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|US}}'' or the slightly worrisome car mechanic from ''TheGreatGatsby''?
* '''Mary Worth''': meddlesome US newspaper comics protagonist or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Mary_%28folklore%29 ghost]]?
* A ''double'' cross-media example from ''within the same franchise''. Gary Oak's sister is named '''Daisy''' in the ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' game, and '''May''' in ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'' manga. Unfortunately, the anime has reserved both names for completely unrelated recurring characters. Naturally, bringing Gary's sister into FanFiction causes a lot of head scratching unless written quite clearly, as using ''either'' name for the poor girl will get her mixed up with someone else either in or closely related to the main cast.
** For bonus points, in ''Electric Tale of Pikachu'' Ash had a crush on May Oak, and [[{{Shipping}} shippers]] will occasionally pair Ash with May from the anime as well. It's like an [[WhosOnFirst Abbott and Costello routine]] just waiting to happen.
* '''Kiba Daioh''' (Great King Fang): The leader of the Kiba Clan from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''? Or the [[CombiningMecha combined form]] of the [[SixthRanger Kiba Ranger's]] [[HumongousMecha giant robot]] and four other mechas from ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger''? Or the combination of Unicorn Drill and Leo Circle from ''Anime/GearFighterDendoh''?
* '''Red Falcon''': The evil alien army from the ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' series? Or the Red Ranger from ''Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman''?
* The '''Egg Emperor''' from the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' franchise. Is it the FinalBoss (not counting [[PerfectRunFinalBoss Metal Overlord]]) of ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', or the Japanese codename for E-99, the {{Humongous|Mecha}} TransformingMecha from ''SonicX''?
* '''Jack [[spoiler:Ryan]]''' -- Famous Creator/TomClancy hero or ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}''? [[WildMassGuessing Or both]]?
* '''Itsuki''' the esper? From the ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' series or the Elite Four member in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' (Will in English)?
** There's also [[Manga/YuYuHakusho "Gatekeeper" Itsuki]], a demon with the ability to breach through dimensions and control lesser demons from other worlds.
** And there's Itsuki, the WholesomeCrossdresser StudentCouncilPresident who will [[Anime/HeartCatchPrettyCure "light the darkness in your heart".]]
* The nation of '''Belka''', with its Germanic airs - A homeland of [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha powerful mage-warriors]] or [[AceCombat skilled fighter pilots]]?
** Speaking of Belka, there's a small village within it named Arlon, pronounced exactly the same as [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Arlen, Texas]].
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' was also used in a gag on ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' several years earlier.
* Who is '''Doctor Evil''': the {{archenemy}} of AustinPowers, or DCComics hero Captain Action?
* The Music/{{Gorillaz}} biography ''Rise of the Ogre'' makes reference to a preteen Murdoc's run-in with a bully named '''Tony Chopper''', who apparently has no connection to '''''Tony-Tony'' Chopper''' of ''Manga/OnePiece''.
* '''Gou Hibiki''': [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Dan Hibiki's]] father? Or the name of Anime/SpeedRacer in the Japanese version of ''Mach [=GoGoGo=] '97''
* '''G-Force'''. [[Film/GForce A group of Disney rodents with gizmos]] or a certain [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman group of science ninjas]]...
** Also not to be confused with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-force the unit for measuring an object's graviational pull]].
** And not to be confused with a group dedicated with finding and stopping [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} a certain gigantic green, atomic fire-breathing lizard]].
** Or the fourth game on the horrendous ''VideoGame/{{Action 52}}''.
* '''Steve Austin''': Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan or the Wrestling/{{WWE}} [[StoneColdSteveAustin superstar]]?
** The latter actually was named for the former, as one of his nicknames, "The Bionic Redneck", suggest.
* '''The Brood''' are either ''ComicBook/XMen'' villains or a ProfessionalWrestling stable consisting of Wrestling/{{Edge}}, Wrestling/{{Christian}}, and [[Wrestling/DavidHeath Gangrel]] (and later The Hardys).
** Also the name for an almost-extinct [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII Dragon Clan]].
* '''The Beast''' is an ''Comicbook/XMen'' member, a FairyTale [[Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast character]], famous fighting game tournament player Daigo Umehara, a low-level ''[[VideoGame/NintendoWars Advance Wars: Days of Ruin]]'' villain, or {{Satan}}.
** Or the antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall''.
* Does anyone want to see a battle between '''[[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Alucard]]''' and '''[[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Alucard]]'''?
* There is '''ComicBook/TheSandman''', [[Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}} The Sandman]], [[{{Wrestling/ECW}} The Sandman]], and... [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows The Sandman]].
** You forgot about [[Music/{{Metallica}} the Sandman]]!
** For that matter, there's also Mr. Sandman[[note]]The song by The Chordettes; perhaps best known by its cover version by The Four Aces, which appeared in Film/BackToTheFuture.[[/note]] and [[VideoGame/PunchOut Mr. Sandman]].
** All of the above were named after the Sandman, the mythical being who makes people go to sleep with magic sand (which the Metallica song references).
* '''(The) Thing''': [[Comicbook/FantasticFour a rocky superhero]], [[Series/TheAddamsFamily a disembodied hand]], or [[Film/TheThing1982 an extraterrestrial abomination]]?
* '''Blue Falcon''': a blue-clad Creator/HannaBarbera superhero and [[DynomuttDogWonder Dynomutt's]] companion? The giant mech in ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog''? Or [[VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} Captain Falcon's]] ship? It doesn't help matters that Captain Falcon himself is often [[IAmNotShazam mistakenly called]] "Blue Falcon" and bears a bit of a resemblance to the Hanna-Barbera character.
* '''Blood Falcon''': Captain Falcon's EvilCounterpart? or the terrorist group in ''Series/{{Contra}}: Shattered Soldier''?
* '''Andros''', [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Red Ranger]], or '''Andross''' [[VideoGame/StarFox the one with the brains to rule Lylat]]?
* '''Black Condor''': A DC Comics superhero? Or the Black Ranger from ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman''?
* Who owns a parrot named '''Iago'''? Is it [[Franchise/{{Tintin}} Bianca Castafiore]] or Jafar in Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''?
** The Disney one was named after the villain from Shakespeare's ''Theatre/{{Othello}}''. The Tintin one was named after the villain from Verdi's opera based on ''Othello''. Confused yet?
* '''[[VideoGame/MegaMan5 Star Man]]''', not to be confused with [[VideoGame/{{MOTHER}} Starman]], [[Music/DavidBowie Starman, waiting in the sky]], [[SuperMario Starman, waiting in a ? block]] or [[Comicbook/{{Starman}} the Knight family.]]
** Or [[Film/{{Starman}} Jeff Bridges]].
*** [[AWinnerIsYou A winner may be you]] if you pick Star Man in the NES title ''VideoGame/ProWrestling''.
** Also a Eurobeat song by Jimmy Bravo (David di Marcantonio [[IHaveManyNames aka John Desire et al.]]), which may be a ShoutOut to the David Bowie song.
** Also an episode of ''Series/DueSouth''.
* Both ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' and ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' featured characters named '''Friar Bellows.'''
* '''Dirk ''the'' Daring''' from ''DragonsLair'' is not to be confused with '''Dirk Daring''', the [[DubNameChange name change]] given to Joe Asakura in the ''G-Force'' dub of ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman''.
* '''Rerun''': Younger brother of [[{{Peanuts}} Lucy and Linus van Pelt]], or friend of Roger and Dwayne on ''What's Happening!!''?
* Try not to confuse '''Jim Halper''t'',''' [[Series/TheOfficeUS a smug and sexy paper salesman]] with '''Lt. Jim Halper''in'',''' [[Film/TwelveMonkeys a skeptical hard-ass cop from the past/present/1996]].
* '''Mike Brady''', head of [[Series/TheBradyBunch the Brady household]] or the [[Film/{{Slugs}} heroic health inspector]]?
* '''Goemon''' is the name of a character in ''Franchise/LupinIII'', and also the name of the protagonist of the ''MysticalNinja'' series.
** Both are named after the legendary Japanese bandit UsefulNotes/IshikawaGoemon though, so it's not a coincidence in this case.
* '''''Film/{{Avatar}}''''' the film, or ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''? To avoid TitleConfusion (and possible lawsuits) [[Film/TheLastAirbender the film adaptation]] of the latter dropped the ''Avatar'' from the title.
** As for someone titled '''the Avatar''', you might go for the aforementioned Avatar of four elements or [[Franchise/{{Ultima}} the Avatar of the eight virtues]].
* Creator/JamesCameron's '''''DarkAngel''''' (which also had a video game adaptation) vs. ''Dark Angel: Vampire Apocalypse'' (a horrible PS2 game).
** Not to mention the Creator/DolphLundgren movie ''Film/IComeInPeace'', also known as ''Dark Angel''.
* '''Sugar Ray''' (Leonard), a boxer, Sugar Ray (Robinson), another boxer, and Sugar Ray (named after Leonard) the rock band.
* '''Ayla''' of ''Literature/ClanOfTheCaveBear'' and Ayla of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. The latter is also somewhat of a ShoutOut to the former, since both characters are prehistoric women. Ayla (pronounced eye-la, from Turkish) is also an [[IHaveManyNames alias]] of electronica musician Ingo Kunzi (aka DJ Tandu).
* '''Balrog''' can refer to: the demon from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', the Flying Fortress in ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}'', the final boss of ''VideoGame/{{Cadash}}'', the boxer in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' (or the Spaniard [[DubNameChange if you prefer to stick with the Japanese names]]), the RecurringBoss in ''VideoGame/CaveStory'', Balrog Lune from ''SaintSeiya'', the Balrog in ''MapleStory'', or one of the aliens from ''{{VideoGame/Insaniquarium}}''.
* '''The Scarecrow'''. Creator/DCComics villain, Creator/MarvelComics villain, [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz brain-lacking Oz resident]], alias of the [[Literature/DoctorSynTheScarecrow Reverend Doctor Christopher Syn]] or [[Music/PinkFloyd Syd Barratt]] song? And what about [[Creator/MatthewReilly a badass US Marine whose real name is Shane Schofield]]? Remove the The and you have his callsign.
* '''Jack Wade''' is both the name of a CIA operative who assists Film/JamesBond in ''Film/GoldenEye'' and the protagonist of the video game ''VideoGame/{{Headhunter}}.''
* '''Scar''': [[Disney/TheLionKing Treacherous brother of pride leader Mufasa]] or [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist religiously-motivated serial killer who comes to understand and resent the cycle of revenge?]]
** Or [[TheSearchers murderous Comanche war chief]]?
** Or [[Characters/GLBlackLanternCorps Guardian of the Black Lantern Corps]]?
* There's an ''ComicBook/IronMan'' knockoff titled '''''Metal Man''''', which is the name of a Robot Master from ''VideoGame/MegaMan2''.
* '''''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''''' the anime series, and Clannad the band.
* Talla 2XLC had a song called '''"Descent 3"''', which came out about two years before the game of the same name. Weird coincidence.
* '''[[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Cheese]]''' and [[Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}} The Cheese]]. Don't get them mixed up (considering one's [[TheDitz basically incompetent]] and the other's [[PhysicalGod basically omnipotent]], this shouldn't be too difficult).
** And Cheese, Cream's pet Chao from Franchise/{{Sonic the Hedgehog}}.
** And the robot C.H.E.E.S.E. from the ShowWithinAShow "Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E." on ''{{Friends}}''.
** And of course, '''[[RockosModernLife THE CHEESE]]!''' '''[[MemeticMutation THE BEST CHARACTER ON THE SHOW!]]'''
* A '''Candroid''' is a RobotMe named after Candace Flynn in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. Another type of Candroid is a RobotBuddy that transforms from a soda can in ''Series/KamenRiderOOO''.
* '''Kasumi Asou''' is the name of a gorgeous PhantomThief in the manga ''Manga/CityHunter'', and the name of a gorgeous teacher in the DatingSim ''[[TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial 2]]''.
* The {{Big Bad}}s of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and the earlier ''Franchise/PrinceOfPersia'' games are both viziers named '''Jafar''' (the latter's is spelled with two f's), which was also the name of a character in ''The Arabian Nights'', although that one wasn't a villain. All three were actually named after a real UsefulNotes/GrandVizierJafar.
** There is also an assassin named [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Jaffar]], although that's not really the subject.
* '''Zurg''' from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', or the '''Zerg''' from ''StarCraft''?
* '''Chimera''' was a monster in Greek mythology, the name of an order of cartilaginous fishes, a monster in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'', and the alien race in ''VideoGame/{{Resistance}}'' (who actually look rather similar to the ''RE'' monsters).
** Don't forget that Chimeras are also hybrids of animals in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
** Chimaeras (originally named Wyverns) are recurring foes in the ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' franchise.
** Chimaera is also a rock band.
** And the Ultimate Chimera from ''{{VideoGame/MOTHER 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl''.
** Also a recurring boss in ''MagicSword'' and ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'', and a {{mook}} in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII''.
** And the flagship of [[TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Mitth'raw'nuruodo]] and [[HandOfThrawn Admiral Gilad Pellaeon]].
** And real life humans or animals who've absorbed deceased siblings and carry both their own DNA and the dead twin's.
** Also, half-alien shapeshifters from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'',
* '''Candy Candy''': [[Manga/CandyCandy classic shojo anime]], or ''WebComic/AxeCop'' villain with the power to excrete explosive cars?
* '''[[Franchise/{{Batman}} Harley Quinn]]''' is SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's young female apprentice, while [[Literature/TheMysteriousMrQuin Harley Quin]] (originally Quinn) is one of Creator/AgathaChristie's (male) detectives, created over sixty years earlier. Both, of course, are a play on the word Harlequin.
* '''Bill Williamson''' is the protagonist of Uwe Boll's ''Film/{{Rampage}}'' and an outlaw in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption''.
* The main character of [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0078/0078_01.asp this Chick tract]] is named '''[[FanFic/HalfLifeFullLifeConsequences John Freeman.]]'''
* '''Zuko''': [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender banished prince of the Fire Nation]] or [[{{Grease}} dancing and singing John Travolta]]? Or a mobster who killed [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Robin's parents]]? Or maybe a [[Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker member of a pirate crew]]? Or [[DueSouth another mobster who killed Louie Gardino]]?
** Or maybe a [[http://senorfuego-zuko.livejournal.com/683.html powdered Mexican soft drink?]]
* '''(The) Brain''': a BrainInAJar from ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'' or a brainy mouse from ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain''?
** Or TheSmartGuy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''?
** Or perhaps a certain [[Wrestling/BobbyHeenan "weaselly" wrestling manager]]?
** Or was he a convict who helped the president of the United States [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork get out of a post-apocalyptic New York]]?
* '''Pippin''' generally goes barefoot and has some sort of objection to SelfImmolation. Is he [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings a hobbit sidekick in a high fantasy tale]] or [[Theatre/{{Pippin}} the everyman title character of a musical]] or [[{{Manga/Berserk}} that big guy]]?
** Or Apple's [[UsefulNotes/{{Pippin}} failed attempt]] to enter the console market?
** Or Johnny Thunder's female sidkick in Lego's ''Adventurers'' line.
* '''Shiki''': We have [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Shiki, SHIKI]], [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Shiki]], [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Shiki]], the {{Shiki}}, [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Eiki Shiki]], [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Shiki]] [[Manga/BlackCat Shiki]], [[Manga/HanaNoMiyako Shiki]] (though this one's pretty obscure), and last but not least, [[Anime/OnePieceFilmStrongWorld Shiki]].
* '''Lumpy''' is a [[Videogame/KingdomOfLoathing blob monster]], [[MooseAreIdiots idiotic]] [[WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends moose]], [[Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial Chewbacca's son]], [[Franchise/WinnieThePooh heffalump]], [[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor mouse turned- oil tycoon]], and many others.
* '''Lammy''': [[WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends a schizophrenic lamb]], or [[VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper a guitarist in a band?]]
** Or [[MightyMorphinPowerRangers Scorpina's]] Japanese name.
* '''The Avengers''': [[Comicbook/TheAvengers The Marvel Universe super-hero team]] or the [[Series/TheAvengers British spy series]]?
** This resulted in a MarketBasedTitle for the 2012 Avengers movie, which is called ''Avengers Assemble'' in the British Isles.
* '''Captain Stern(n)''': A character from ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire''/''Emerald'' (and he also made an appearance in the anime), or the titular character from a segment from ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal''.
* '''Cooper''': [[VideoGame/DinoCrisis A soldier who travels to an island, is chased through a jungle and then devoured by an enormous predatory dinosaur]], or [[Film/JurassicParkIII a soldier who travels to an island, is chased through a jungle and then devoured by an enormous predatory dinosaur]]. Huh...
* '''Kida''', [[Literature/{{Durarara}} a Japanese boy]] voiced by Creator/MamoruMiyano, or [[Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire an Atlantean princess]] voiced by Creator/CreeSummer?
* '''Roger Smith''': [[Anime/TheBigO Negotiator]], or [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad alien]]? Or is he the "Roger" of MichaelMoore's documentary ''Roger and Me'', the RealLife CEO of General Motors?
* '''Brother Bear''': One of Literature/TheBerenstainBears or [[Disney/BrotherBear an animated Disney movie?]]
* '''Jiraishin''': Is ''Manga/{{Jiraishin}}'' a hardboiled detective manga by Tsutomu Takahashi? Or the HumongousMecha from ''Series/SekaiNinjaSenJiraiya''? The kanji used to spell both names are different, though.
* '''Shin Asuka''': Series/UltramanDyna? Or the angsty pilot from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''?
* '''Bert and Ernie''': [[Series/SesameStreet Two roommates with very different personalities]] or [[ItsAWonderfulLife a taxi driver and a cop]]?
** This one is actually lampshaded in the ChristmasSpecial ''Elmo Saves Christmas'', which has a [[ItsAWonderfulPlot Wonderful Life Plot]].
** And it actually ''is'' a ShoutOut.
* '''Renaldo''': A soccer player or [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Dangeresque's boss]].
* '''Hatchet''': [[Literature/BriansSaga A 1987 Gary Paulsen novel]], and a 2006 {{slasher|Movie}} [[Film/{{Hatchet}} movie]].
* One of the segments in the 1932 AnthologyFilm ''If I Had a Million'' has characters named '''[[RockyAndBullwinkle Bullwinkle and Peabody]]'''.
* One villain from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' is actually a MonsterClown named '''[[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Mr. Mime]]'''.
* '''''Mathman''''' is the name of a ShowWithinAShow on ''Series/SquareOneTV'' parodying ''PacMan'', and also a PC math edutainment game.
* '''Oz''': a [[Literature/LandOfOz magical land]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Australia}} a real land]], a KevinNash gimmick, a {{Creator/HBO}} [[Series/{{Oz}} crime series]], a [[TheSixties late-1960s]] British underground magazine, a [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer werewolf musician]], a [[Film/AmericanPie lacrosse player-turned choirboy]], or a [[Film/TheWholeNineYards dentist who gets mixed up with the Hungarian mob]]?
* The book '''''Bringing Down The House''''' became ''Film/TwentyOne'' in order to avoid TitleConfusion with [[Film/BringingDownTheHouse that other film]].
* '''Red Robin''' is both a restaurant chain and a superhero identity in Franchise/{{Batman}} currently used by Tim Drake.
* '''Stephen Black''' the lowly servant with a glorious destiny from ''Literature/JonathanStrangeAndMrNorrell'', or '''Steven Black''', the one-shot Wayne Brady character on ''Series/ThirtyRock''. And yes, both of them ''are'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin black.]]
* '''Hakumen''': [[VideoGame/BlazBlue one of the Six Heroes who fought against the Black Beast]], or [[Manga/UshioAndTora a nine-tailed fox demon bent on destroying the world one nation at a time for its own enjoyment]]? (Although the latter is properly known as Hakumen no Mono.)
* They may have different surnames, but two works share a titular character of '''Arthur''': [[Film/{{Arthur}} a Dudley Moore movie about a drunken heir]], and [[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} a cartoon series about a young aardvark]].
* '''Muk''' is either a [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} living mass of sludge]] or [[WesternAnimation/{{Balto}} a polar bear.]]
* A '''Soul Gem''' sure sounds like a powerful item... but tell us, is it one of the Infinity Gems in the MarvelUniverse, a device used to capture souls for use in recharging magic items in the ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' universe, or a key magical girl item in the universe ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''?
* There's '''Gary''' [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants A pet snail belonging to an idiot sponge]] (or [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash's rival]]) and '''Garry''' [[Film/TheThing1982 a human Antarctic base commander]] as well as '''Gerry''' and '''Gerry''', a pair of hikers from a movie called ''Film/{{Gerry}}''.
* Are the '''Coneheads''' [[{{Coneheads}} cone-headed aliens]] or [[{{Transformers}} cone-headed robots]] or [[VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies zombies wearing road cones on their heads?]]
* '''Buckethead:''' StageName of [[{{Music/Buckethead}} Brian Patrick Carroll]] or [[VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies zombies wearing buckets on their heads?]]
* '''Gibbs:''' [[Series/{{NCIS}} Leroy Jethro]], [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Joshamee]], or [[VideoGame/Left4Dead Jimmy Jr.]]?
* '''[=CeCe=]''' and '''C.C.''' One is a 13-year old dancer in a [[ShakeItUp TV Show.]] The other is the one who has [[Anime/CodeGeass Geass given to a Royal rebel.]] The latter however, is officially pronounced "C-2".
* In an episode of ''Street Fighter II V'', Ryu and Ken fight a pair of {{giant mook}}s named '''Sodom''' and Gomorrah. The anime aired before the former's namesake from ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' appeared as a playable character in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha''.
* '''Evolution''' [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} is]] [[PowerStable a]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvL4yWyjxSA mystery]]... it could refer to a [[Film/{{Evolution}} 2001 film]].
** Or a transforming Pokemon.
* '''Black Cat''' is [[Manga/BlackCat an anime]] and [[ClassyCatBurglar Felicia]] [[DatingCatwoman Hardy]] from {{Spider-Man}}.
* '''[[BrawnHilda Kharma]]''' is a female member of the Wrestling/{{WWE}}. [[LipstickLesbian Karma]] is a female member of the Comicbook/XMen.
* '''''The Darkness''''': [[ComicBook/TheDarkness Comic book]]-turned-[[VideoGame/TheDarkness video game]], or a [[Music/TheDarkness British falsetto-voiced rock band]] [[SignatureSong best]] (and in America, [[OneHitWonder only]]) known for the 2004 hit "I Believe In A Thing Called Love"?
* '''Zelda''': princess who usually needs rescuing from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series or an evil hag alien from {{Series/Terrahawks}}? Creator/RobinWilliams named his daughter after the former, as a recent advert for the 3DS shows.
** How about Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch's Aunt Zelda?
** Princess Zelda herself is named after Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of Francis Scott Fitzgerald.
** Zelda Van Gutters, dog reporter from the now defunct Nickelodeon Magazine.
** There's also a witch with that name in ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' films.
** And Literature/SeptimusHeap's aunt.
* '''''The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter''''': A 1940 novel by Carson [=McCullers=], or a Music/RebaMcEntire song?
* '''Nuts and Milk''': The eponymous {{Waddling Head}}s from an old video game, or two of the three mascot creatures in ''YesPrettyCure5''?
* '''Sam the Eagle''': [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Patriotic eagle]] or [[Series/TheMuppetShow patriotic eagle]]?
* '''Animus''': Able to [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed send you to the memories of your ancestors]], a [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce god in giant robot form,]] or the unconscious masculine side of the female psyche, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anima_and_animus according to Carl Jung]]?
* '''Click''' the appropriate links for the 2006 Creator/AdamSandler [[Film/{{Click}} film]] and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Click_%28game_show%29 kid's]] GameShow [[RetroactiveRecognition hosted by Ryan Seacrest]].
** Or a technology series from Creator/TheBBC.
** Not to be mistaken for the robotic mouse from Series/BetweenTheLions.
** Or the [[{{Franchise/Bionicle}} Scarabax Beetle that]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext befriends Mata Nui]].
** Don't forget the Clickteam company, best known for their Multimedia Fusion program.
* '''Young Frankenstein''' is a Creator/MelBrooks' [[YoungFrankenstein film]] and a ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' [[http://www.titanstower.com/source/whoswho/OYG/youngfrankenstein.html member]].
* '''Mister America''': ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' [[Characters/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica member]] and HulkHogan's CharlieBrownFromOuttaTown identity.
* '''Kimba''' is [[Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion an anime-styled white lion]] and the name of the heroes' team from the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''.
** There is also a NPC named Kimba in VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}
* '''Grace Holloway''' is [[VideoGame/BioShock2 a former jazz singer loyal to the Rapture Family]]... or maybe she was a [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie short-lived companion of The Doctor]].
* This happens to ''celestial bodies'', of all things, in this case '''Pandora'''. One is a [[Film/{{Avatar}} dangerous jungle moon with stores of unobtanium being harvested by corrupt corporate executives from earth]]. [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} The other is a barren wasteland planet resulting from strip mining by competing mega corps]] [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}} that also has stores of unobtanium being harvested by corrupt corporate executives]] Hilarious coincidence, as these two came out the same year.
** On another note, it could be [[Manga/MagicKaito a red doublet gem]].
* '''Wanda''' is either the fairy who guided [[SuperMarioBros Mario]] through levels when he had a bucket stuck on his head, or the fairy godmother of [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Timmy Turner]].
** Or [[AFishCalledWanda a fish]]...
** Or the Asian student in [[{{The Magic School Bus}} Ms. Valerie Frizzle's]] class.
* '''Wander''' is either the happy-go-lucky and exceedingly friendly critter from ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' or the morally ambiguous and single-minded archer from ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus''.
* '''Suzie Wong''' is a Chinese prostitute from a novel by RichardMason, and Henry's little sister on ''Anime/DigimonTamers''.
* '''Necron''': The final boss of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' or a ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' faction? Meanwhile, '''Nekron''' is either a DCComics supervillain or a BigBad from RhapsodyOfFire.
* '''Son Goku''': Hero from ''Manga/DragonBall'' and the Japanese pronounciation of Sun Wukong, [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest the Monkey King]].
** Also, one of the four leads of ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', which is also based off of ''Journey to the West''.
** Now, a [[Manga/{{Naruto}} tailed]] [[http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Son_Goku beast]].
* '''Billy West''': [[Creator/BillyWest Voice actor]] and [[VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfBayouBilly hero of the Bayou]].
* '''FATHER''': BigBad from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' or the one from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''? Or perhaps one of the central characters from ''Literature/{{Ragtime}}''?
* '''Sora''': Either [[KingdomHearts the Keybearer]], [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} a Chosen Child]], [[Anime/KaleidoStar an acrobat]], a minor character in ''[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto Shippuden]]'', [[VisualNovel/YosugaNoSora one half of an incestuous pair of twins]], or [[VideoGame/{{Sora}} the eponymous protagonist of a doujin]] ShootEmUp.
** What about [[LightNovel/NoGameNoLife one of two gamer stepsiblings who bear the moniker]] 『  』?
* '''Java''' is a caveman in both ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery'' (and ''Martin Mystère'', the Italian comics it's based on) and in DC Comics' ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}}-related titles.
** Also a programming language.
** Besides being an island in Indonesia and another name for coffee.
** And one of the Technos in The Tribe.
** Java is also a one-hit wonder Bubblegum Dance group, whose song "Sister Sister" gained fame through the line of ''Warfare Puppetry'' dancing terrorist dolls.
* '''Mrs. Cake''' is either [[Literature/{{Discworld}} a precognitive spiritualist]] or [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic co-owner of Sugarcube Corner]].
* Is '''Poochie''' [[YoshisIsland Yoshi's pet dog]] or [[TheItchyandScratchyShow an extremely hated cartoon dog]] voiced by [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson?]]
* '''[[JohnDiesAtTheEnd John and Dave]]''', the snarky hero and goofy best friend, or '''[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} John and Dave]]''', the goofy hero and snarky best friend?
* Princess '''Celestia''' from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' actually shares her name with [[http://www.shatters.net/celestia/ a popular astronomy software]].
** Not to mention a [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Celestia,_Lightsworn_Angel Lightsworn]] [[Franchise/YuGiOh Angel]] and [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa the Super Duper High School High Roller]].
** Related to this: '''Molestia''': the regnal name of Celestia's sister (who has a rather UnfortunateName and is {{Adorkable}}) in ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' or the nickname of Celestia's MemeticMolester self in ''Blog/AskPrincessMolestia''?
** Celestia's sister Luna shares her name with the Dream Suite manager from ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing: New Leaf''. {{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}} nearly confused the two in his LetsPlay of the game. [[OneOfUs Knowing Chugga]], though, that was most likely intentional.
* '''Elizabeth Halsey''' is of course the scientist who helps develop the SPARTAN program in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' and also a minor character in Creator/AynRand's ''Literature/TheFountainhead''.
* The claymation character '''Gumby''' has nothing to do with [[Creator/MontyPython a certain group of people who wear hankerchiefs on their heads, glasses, gumboots, sport toothbrush mustaches and talk in slow, loud, broken sentences who are fond of the sound of bricks being bashed together and often complain that their brains hurt]].
* '''Pulstar''' is either an electronic music piece by Vangelis, or a UsefulNotes/NeoGeo ''VideoGame/RType'' clone.
* '''Sanjūrō Sugata''': a student from [[KunioKun Nekketsu High School]], or the commander-in-chief of Series/HikariSentaiMaskman?
* '''Sector Seven''': are they trying to [[Film/{{Transformers}} hide the existence of the Transformers]], are they [[VideoGame/BlazBlue fighting against the forces of the NOL]], or are they just [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII a sector in Midgar destroyed by Shinra]], or one of ten sectors in the [[{{VideoGame/Iji}} D.C.M.F.P.R. Research Facility]]?
* '''Sector Z''': A space battleground for [[VideoGame/StarFox64 gunships, missiles,]] and [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros living Nintendo collectibles]], the legendary squadron that [[WesternAnimation/KidsNextDoor the Delightful Children from Down the Lane]] once were, or a screwy BonusDungeon {{VideoGame/Iji}} can enter?
* '''Joey Wheeler''': [[Anime/YuGiOh Yugi's]] blond friend or [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers the Planeteer with the power of fire]]?
* '''Bellatrix''' is [[Literature/HarryPotter a Death Eater loyal to Lord Voldemort]] or an Icelandic girls only rock group?
* '''Lothar''', the black man from ''ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician'' and ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'', meet '''Lothor''' the BigBad from ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm''.
* Is '''Clu''' [[CluCluLand a video game]] or [[Film/TronLegacy a computer program gone bad?]]
* '''Bust-A-Move''' is the name of Young MC's best known song, the overseas title of Taito's ''Puzzle Bobble'' arcade game, and the Japanese title of Enix's ''Bust-A-Groove'' rhythm game. Coincidentally, Taito is now owned by Square-Enix.
* '''Stephen Stills''': Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young guitarist, or ComicBook/ScottPilgrim's bandmate? It's an obvious shout-out given that there's also a "Young Neil"
* Is '''Morris''' [[MooseAreIdiots a moose with a unicorn tail]] or [[WesternAnimation/MiscellaneousDisneyShorts a midget moose?]]
** Or the world's most finicky ginger cat?
** Or a [[VideoGame/StardewValley representative of Joja Corporation]]?
* '''Team America''' can either be the [[Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice team of well-meaning patriots who cause a lot of destruction for America]] or a team of motorcycle daredevils from the MarvelUniverse.
* '''Survivor''': that [[Series/{{Survivor}} massively famous TV show]]? A certain [[Music/{{Survivor}} rock band]] that's a lot less famous (apart from [[Film/Rocky3 one song]]) wanted you to think otherwise.
* '''Ronin''': maybe a [[Comicbook/{{Ronin}} comic series set in feudal Japan]] written by Frank Miller, or a [[Film/{{Ronin}} film about secret agents no longer needed after the Cold War]], starring Robert De Niro.
* '''Kurt Wagner''': [[Franchise/XMen a loveable blue fuzzy mutant]] or [[Series/{{Dexter}} a crazy cultist and serial killer]]?
* Is '''Elmer''' [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife a rainbow patchwork elephant]], or [[SillySymphonies a misfit elephant who's in love with a tiger?]]
** [[ElmerFuddSyndrome "Actuawwy"]], [[Franchise/LooneyTunes he's a hunter who hunts wabbits]]. Huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh!
** Or the cow mascot of a glue company.
* '''Luke''' is either a [[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians blonde guy wielding a sword]], [[Franchise/StarWars a blonde guy wielding a lightsaber]], or [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss a red-haired guy wielding a sword]], [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine An irish narrow gauge engine who unintentionally sank a cuban one many years ago]], the assis- Ahem, apprentice to Franchise/ProfessorLayton, or a [[Franchise/AceAttorney blonde guy wearing a magnifying glass as a monocle]].
* '''Nyx''': BigBad of VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}, protagonist of ''FanFic/PastSins'', or a [[Anime/QueensBlade fiery wizard with a living scepter?]]
* '''The Best Night Ever''': ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver episode]] or [[FanFic/TheBestNightEver fanfiction]]?
* '''Edna''': [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Elementary school teacher in love with the principal]], [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles designer of the Incredibles' super suits]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4821436 female companion to three boys with the same name]], or [[VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria an earth seraph]]?
* There are at least 3 separate works titled ''Anime/{{Tamayura}}''. The one we have here on TVTropes is the {{anime}} adaptation of a SliceOfLife {{manga}}; another is a (heterosexual) VisualNovel about slaying demons from Akabei Soft2; and finally, a {{yaoi}} VisualNovel, unrelated to either of them, from Palmiers. To tell one from the others, the hetero VN has "soul" character for its tama while the yaoi one has [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything "ball"]].
* '''Black Heart''': [[Comicbook/GhostRider the son]] [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2 of Mephisto]], a boss from ''VideoGame/BattleGaregga'', or [[Franchise/{{Neptunia}} the moe personification of the PlayStation 3?]]
* '''Devastator''': Either a [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} giant robot made up of several smaller ones]], a [[Franchise/{{Bionicle}} giant biomechanical being capable of turning into sand, or an exploding battle-lance]]. Or perhaps some [[Toys/LEGOExoForce smaller robot dudes who ride in giant robot suits]]? Or even the [[Franchise/StarWars Imperial Star Destroyer]] that [[Film/ANewHope captured Princess Leia]]?
* '''Pokey the Pig''', one of Adam's few real possessions in ''I Am The Cheese'', and '''Pokey Minch''' ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS whose first name is actually Porky]]), Ness's pig-like {{Jerkass}} of a neighbor in VideoGame/EarthBound who becomes TheDragon and then the BigBad in ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}''.
** N-n-n-none of the them should be mi-m-mis-m-mista-mi-confused for [[Franchise/LooneyTunes "Porky Pig"]].
* '''Gauron''': Klingon warlord who hopes to lead the High Council and makes a deal to restore [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Worf's family honor,]] or an unhinged evil mercenary [[Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic mecha pilot.]]
* Both [[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Tribeca Prep]] and [[Webcomic/ElGoonishShive Moperville North]] High School have teams with the unlikely name '''the Turkeys'''.
* '''Dakota North'''. [[MarvelComics Private detective]]? Or [[TrueJacksonVP supermodel]]?
* '''Jack and Rose''' are [[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} lovers]], [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty lovers from a century later]], [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0357110/ father and daughter]], [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} mortal enemies]], [[Series/DoctorWho Companions]], and JohnnyDepp's children (Jack and Lily-Rose).
* '''Bonkers''' could easily be a [[VideoGame/{{Kirby}} hammer-welding gorilla mini-boss]] or a [[WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}} cartoon bobcat police officer]]. Not to mention Bonker, [[ClayFighter a clay clown]] [[MonsterClown driven insane]], which is not to be confused with the real-life Bonkers the Clown. It's also the name of a candy, whose commercials involve giant fruit (plus a chocolate bar in one) falling on people who eat it, causing them to laugh.
* Is '''Luigi''' [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros an Italian plumber]], [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons an Italian chef]], or [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} an Italian car?]]
** Or is he [[Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera a violent knife knut?]]
* Is '''Kabuto''' [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} a trilobite]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Orochimaru's right-hand man]], [[PixarShorts a mean Japanese car]], or [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto a Kamen Rider?]]
* The name '''Jackson''' and the nickname '''Jax'''. But who could it be? [[MortalKombat Sonya's bionic-armed commanding officer]], [[Series/SonsOfAnarchy the recently-promoted president of a biker gang]], or (minus the Jackson) a female American Idol contestant?
* '''The White Queen''' is either [[ComicBook/XMen a former supervillainess-turned-X-woman]] or [[Film/AliceinWonderland an albinistic ruler of a fantasy world that detests physical violence?]] Or [[Manga/TailStar a character killed by her black counterpart?]] Or possible [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} a former ruler that became an exile.]]
* '''Chun-Li''': "[[Franchise/StreetFighter The Strongest Woman in the World]]" or [[SaintSeiya Dragon Shiryu's]] childhood friend?
** Or Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of Edward IV of England, in Phillippa Gregory's novel.
* '''Sadako.''' [[TheRing A girl with psychic powers who was thrown down a well?]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadako_Sasaki Or a Hiroshima bomb survivor]] [[ThousandOrigamiCranes famous for folding paper cranes before dying of leukemia?]]
* '''Rex'''. This can refer to [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory a toy dinosaur]], [[WesternAnimation/WereBackADinosaursStory a T-rex given artificial intelligence by an alien]], [[WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex a teenage boy in a]] CrapsackWorld [[WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex who can turn his body parts into machines]], [[Film/{{Babe}} a near-deaf sheepdog]], [[Series/{{Victorious}} Robbie's snarky puppet]], [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a green minimum-gauge engine who works on the Arlesdale Railway]], a droid pilot of the [=StarSpeeder=], and [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars a captain in the Clone Army]]. Notable in that the latter two are within the same franchise.
** Or was he a [[ItMakesSenseInContext guy who befriended dinosaurs because he was a dinosaur but then wasn't]] and ended up being [[Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG a crucial part in averting the apocalypse]].
* ''TheSaboteur'' has an evil British man named Bishop who is voiced by '''John Noble'''. On ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', John Noble plays Dr. Walter Bishop.
** '''Bishop''' is also the name of [[ComicBook/XMen a time travelling mutant]], [[Film/{{Aliens}} an android servant]], and a real life musician who debuted in 2016.
* '''RipVanWinkle''': one of the tropes on this website? The main character of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rip_Van_Winkle story with the]] TropeNamer? Or a musket mistress from ''{{Hellsing}}''?
* '''Montana Max''' is either [[TinyToonAdventures a greedy, villainous spoiled brat who runs the Acme Corporation]] or [[{{Hellsing}} the leader of a battalion of Nazi vampires who survived World War II and want to start a war of their own]].
* '''Dora''', [[DoraTheExplorer a young girl that teaches young viewers to speak English and Spanish]] or [[GoldenAxe a centaur fighting against evil]]?
** Or a Dwarven GenkiGirl [[VisualNovel/LorenTheAmazonPrincess Thief/Hunter]]?
** Or WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'s sister's first name, which she doesn't want most people to know...
** Or the owner of [[Webcomic/QuestionableContent Coffee of Doom]]?
* '''Uhura''' is [[BridgeBunny a communication officer]] [[Franchise/StarTrek on a starship]] or [[ActionMom a single mother warrior]] [[VideoGame/QuestForglory defending her tribe]]?
* '''John Shep(p)ard''': he's a military man who fights aliens and has a [[BoldlyComing unique]] approach to "first contact." But are you thinking of the one in the [[Franchise/MassEffect Navy]] or the one in the [[Series/StargateAtlantis Air Force]]?
** Or the one in the [[Film/SinkTheBismarck Royal Navy]]?
* '''Dr. [=McCoy=]''' is improbably well versed in all areas of medical science, biochemistry, and genetics, but does he serve on a [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries starship]] or at a [[Franchise/XMen school for gifted youngsters]]?
** And there's also a [[Series/LawAndOrder lawyer]] [=McCoy=].
* '''Mei Ling''': [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Li Shaoran's cousin]], [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} a Chinese gate-keeper from the Scarlet Mansion]], or [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid a Chinese-American Mission Control girl?]]
* Is '''Nora Walker''' the mother of [[BrothersAndSisters a large family]] or of a [[{{Tommy}} single blind, deaf, mute kid]]?
* '''Aqualung''' could be [[Music/JethroTull a song by Jethro Tull]], the stage name of Matt Hales, or [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII a really nasty water-based magic used by Jenova.]]
* '''Kuai Liang.''' [[RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms Adviser to Liu Biao?]] Or [[MortalKombat Bi-Han's little brother?]]
* '''Conan''': [[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian the barbarian]], [[Manga/DetectiveConan the detective]], or [[Creator/ConanOBrien the TV host]]?
* '''Echidna''': A [[Anime/QueensBlade mercenary Dark Elf]], an [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration artificial human]], or a [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII boss who always hangs from the ceiling]]?
** Or the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe leader of the Anti-Etruria rebellion on the Western Isles]]?
* '''Ramon''': a [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Mexican wrestler]], a [[Wrestling/ScottHall real-life American wrestler]], [[Series/ElChavoDelOcho a Mexican guy who lives in a neighborhood]], or [[Manga/FistOfTheBlueSky a Japanese guy who is better known as "Ryuken"]]?
* '''Panty''': a [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt horny angel?]] or a [[Animation/ElArca horny panther?]]
* '''Creator/MrT''' has nothing to do with Mr. & Mrs. T's Bloody Mary mixes. Nor was he connected to Mr. Tea, the Mr. Coffee spinoff invented by [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Father Guido Sarducci]]. And don't confuse him with Pat Morita's character in the short-lived sitcom ''Mr. T. & Tina''.
* '''Solaris''': [[Literature/{{Solaris}} a mysterious planet]] [[GeniusLoci covered in an intelligent ocean]] or [[GeniusLoci a living sun]] [[ComicBook/DCOneMillion from the 853rd century]]?
** Or the name of [[Fanfic/OnACrossAndArrow Princess Celestia's male counterpart]]?
** It's also the name of a UsefulNotes/{{UNIX}}-type OperatingSystem created at Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle)...
** And it's a Hyundai car.
** Also [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 a god locked away in a princess.]] Who may or may not exist anymore.
* '''Killer Bee.''' [[Franchise/StreetFighter Cammy's former Shadowlaw codename?]] (and one of her signature moves) [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Or A's younger brother and jinchuuriki to the Eight-Tails?]] [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed Or a manifestation of Dark Gaia?]]
* '''Hammerhead''': [[WesternAnimation/DinoRiders A Rulon general]] that [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs ride dinosaurs to wage war]], [[RammingAlwaysWorks a gangster who use his hard head]] [[SpiderMan to battle Spider-man]], [[TwistedMetal a monster truck driven by two high-school dropouts]], or [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 a hover-tank]]?
* '''Spider-Man''' and '''Batman''': [[SpiderMan costumed]] [[Franchise/{{Batman}} super heroes]] with AnimalMotifs or the first two foes of Series/KamenRider Ichigo?
* '''Shocker''': A C-List bad guy that fights a [[SpiderMan arachnid superhero]] or a super powerful evil Neo-Nazi organization that battles [[Franchise/KamenRider insect superheroes]]?
* '''Star Sapphire''': Is she a [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} level-headed member of a trio of mischievous fairies?]] Or is she [[Creator/DCComics a villainess with a thing for the Green Lantern?]]
* The '''Eggman''': a character in ''[[Film/MagicalMysteryTour I Am The Walrus]]'', another name for Dr. Robotnik in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series, a nickname for Creator/{{Pixar}} employee Ralph Eggleston, or the boss of the "Eggman Movers" removal company in the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' movies (named after Eggleston, natch)? The Pixar Wiki page for [[http://pixar.wikia.com/wiki/Eggman_Movers Eggman Movers]] is plagued by idiots repeatedly inserting the "connection" between this company and Sonic.
* The '''Negaverse''': Is it the enemy of [[Anime/SailorMoon certain magical schoolgirl superheroine]], or the [[MirrorUniverse alternate universe]] of the world a [[WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck masked avian hero]]?
* '''Knuckles''': [[WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack Captain]], [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog echidna]], or [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Hamton J. Pig's criminal doppelganger]]?
* '''Diva Destruction''' is either an American {{darkwave}} band, or a New Zealand roller derby team.
* '''Sting''': Former frontman of ThePolice, or [[Wrestling/{{Sting}} professional wrestler]]?
* '''Miko''': [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Monk/Paladin]] or [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime foreign exchange student from Japan]]?
** [[{{Miko}} Or Shinto priestesses?]]
** Perhaps a [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} genderswapped prince who slept for 1400 years?]]
* There's''' Link''' from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series and '''Link''' from ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''.
** A ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' parody site made fun of this by using the Matrix's Link in place of the Zelda character. When an update about Young Link appeared, it was a young version of said Link (as in, a young black baby).
* [[Series/ThomasTheTankEngine Thomas and James]] and... [[Series/DowntonAbbey Thomas and James]]. Takes on a whole new meaning, doesn't it?
* '''Castamir''' was a man who [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings usurped the throne of Gondor]] but was killed by King Eldacar. '''Castamere''' was a noble house that [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire tried to usurp the power]] [[Series/GameOfThrones of the Lannisters]] but was killed by Tywin Lannister. Given Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's extensive knowledge of epic fantasy, this is most likely a ShoutOut to Creator/JRRTolkien.
* '''Yakone''': [[FreudianExcuse Semi-villainous]] [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra bloodbender]] or [[Literature/SeekerBears polar bear]]?
* '''Elephant Gear''': A boss and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2nTYnLPpiQ music track]] from ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}} V'', or a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvzSINVVEbM collaboration between]] Music/{{Autechre}} and Music/VenetianSnares.
* '''Joker''': [[TheJoker Insane clown-themed criminal]], the singular Franchise/KamenRider identity of [[Series/KamenRiderDouble Shoutarou Hidari]], a creepy jester-themed villain who faces [[Anime/SmilePrettyCure a team of magical girls]], one of the {{Red Baron}}s of a [[Manga/OnePiece Warlord of the Sea]], or the [[Franchise/MassEffect pilot of the Normandy?]]
* There is a character in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' with the name of '''Joe Swanson'''. Joey Swanson is also the name of the male lead of the infamous ''Literature/MaradoniaSaga''. Both nicknames are presumably short for "Joseph", so it counts.
* '''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive''': An extremely popular fighting game by Tecmo, or a new wave group from the 80s who became popular due to MemeticMutation? Also adding to the confusion is a Creator/TomClancy novel and a set of completely unrelated films.
** It's also a popular JAMProject song. [[Anime/KotetsushinJeeg "T-T-T-T-TWO JEEGS?!"]]
** Also a Eurobeat song which samples the 80's band's signature song "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)".
* '''The Shield''': Either a fast-paced, gritty [[Series/TheShield cop drama]] that aired on FX, the name of ArchieComics' patriotic superhero that predates Captain America, [[Wrestling/RomanReigns or a]] [[Wrestling/DeanAmbrose massively]] [[Wrestling/SethRollins popular]] {{Wrestling/WWE}} [[Wrestling/TheShield stable]] allegedly out to [[KnightTemplar stop injustices]] in the company.
** [[Manga/CardCaptorSakura What about a Clow/Sakura Card]]?
* '''Cordelia:''' Youngest daughter of Theatre/KingLear, a [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening red-haired pegasus knight]], Cheerleader and AlphaBitch of [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Sunnydale High,]] or has a cheerleader for a little sister and helps out with a sniper rifle at [[LollipopChainsaw San Romero high?]]
* '''Jack Crowley''' is either a [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons artistically-inclined inmate]] or a [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist disgruntled State Alchemist]] and BigBad of one of the series' games.
* '''Dexter''' can be a [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory bumbling little scientist]] or a [[Series/{{Dexter}} blood splatter specialist-slash-serial killer]].
* '''Talos''' is a mighty deity, though whether he's the patron deity of the Empire or of storms depends on whether you're in [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls Tamriel]] or [[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms Faerûn]].
** Also the T.A.L.O.S. cyborg bio-weapon from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles''.
** [[VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple or a principle in real life that is part of a Portal-like game's philosophy]]?
* '''Wraith''' are scary aliens. But are they [[Series/StargateAtlantis space vampires]] or [[VideoGame/EscapeVelocity gas giant-living aliens that can cloak]]?
** [[VideoGame/StarCraft or Terran spacecraft that can cloak]]?
** [[{{VideoGame/Terraria}} or an Hard-mode mob that can go past walls?]]
** [[Franchise/{{Halo}} or Covenant tanks?]]
** Or a superhero gone bad from the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' comic?
* '''The Ancients''', a {{sufficiently advanced|Alien}} {{precursor|s}} species. But did they [[Franchise/StargateVerse ascend to another plane]] or [[VideoGame/{{X}} upload their consciousnesses into a giant computer]]?
* '''Claudette''': [[Anime/QueensBlade a redhead princess?]], [[VideoGame/WonderfulWorld a wolf girl?]], or [[Film/TheRoom a character from a very bad movie?]]
* '''Scott Walker''': [[Music/ScottWalker Musician]] or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Walker_%28politician%29 politician?]] If you like the former on Facebook, it'll recommend articles about the latter.
* '''[[OnlyOneName Parker]]''': is [[Series/{{Leverage}} she an art thief with a heart of gold]] or is [[Film/{{Parker}} he a double-crossed thief with a heart for revenge]]? Or is he [[Series/{{Bones}} Agent Booth's son]]? Or is he [[Series/{{Thunderbirds}} butler and chauffeur to Lady Penelope]]? Or a company that makes pens? [[VideoGame/RedFaction Or a miner on Mars rebelling against the Ultor corporation?]]
* '''Teddy Altman''' is the name of one of the male ''YoungAvengers'' and also the name of a female doctor on ''GreysAnatomy''. [[ShoutOut This was intentional]], as both characters were created by the same writer.
* Both ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'' and the ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' book "The Haunted Mask" feature characters named '''Chuck Greene'''.
* '''MTM''' can be one of two things: either a television production company (named after '''M'''ary '''T'''yler '''M'''oore) known for having a meowing kitten as its VanityPlate, or a DoAnythingRobot [[Fanfic/Swing123AndGarfieldodiesCalvinverse built by Calvin]].
* '''Sauron''': [[VideoGame/PrimalRage Giant, eternally hungry]] [[StockDinosaurs T. rex knockoff]] or [[Literature/LordOfTheRings guy with a famous Eye who wants the One Ring]]?
* '''Char''': [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Amuro Ray's rival]] or [[Film/EllaEnchanted prince of a faraway kingdom]]?
** Also, is it a planet in VideoGame/StarCraft? Or are you referring to a family of fish? Or the construct meaning "a single character" in many programming languages? Or even a series of ''French tanks''?
* There are many '''Lieutenant Morgan'''s in fiction, including ''VideoGame/PoliceQuest'', ''VideoGame/BattleNations'', ''Literature/{{Dexter}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s Operation Anchorage DLC.
* '''Jeff "Swampy" Marsh''' is the co-creator of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. '''Geoff "Swampy" Marsh''' is a former Australian cricketer.
* '''John Madden''': Hall-of-Fame American football player and coach (and video-game namesake), or director of ''Film/TheBestExoticMarigoldHotel'' and ''Film/ShakespeareInLove''?
* '''The Genesis Wave''': A novel series set in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' era or the plot device that [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog shifts Mobius from its comic version to its video game version from time to time.]]
* '''Rogue''': [[VideoGame/{{Rogue}} ASCII RPG]], frontman of The Crüxshadows, or ''Franchise/XMen'' heroine? Or [[Franchise/StarWars the best X-Wing pilots in the galaxy]]?
** Please, [[RougeAnglesOfSatin don't confuse them with]] '''Rouge''', who might be either [[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 a magical girl]] or [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 a thief/secret agent bat]].
* '''Ben Jackson''' is the name of a ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' taxi driver/{{secret keeper}} and also a companion of the [[TheNthDoctor first two]] {{Series/Doctor|Who}}s.
* '''Labyrinth''' is an American movie with Music/DavidBowie and a British miniseries with Katie [=McGrath=]. Even more confusingly for soundtrack fans, Trevor Jones scored both. Or '''Labrinth''' a British R&B singer.
* A certain Capcom game for the PS1 happens to be called '''VideoGame/OnePieceMansion''', but despite the name, it has no connection to the actual ''manga'' ''Manga/OnePiece''.
* A new idol from ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster Cinderella Girls'' happens to be named '''Akane Hino''', which is the civilian name of ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'''s Cure Sunny.
* When you mention '''Aranea''', are you talking about [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim an elven priestess of a Daedric prince]] or [[{{Webcomic/Homestuck}} a spider-themed alien girl]]? The two have different last names (Ienith and Serket, respectively), but the name is definitely not common: a type of orb-weaving spiders. While Aranea Serket's connection to them is clear, Aranea Ienith's is up for debate.
* '''Captain Hammer''': [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Corporate Tool]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans pretend superhero.]]
* Is the '''Universal Union''' TheFederation or TheEmpire? Depends. Are you reading ''Literature/{{Redshirts}}'' or playing ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''[[note]]that's the Combine's official name[[/note]]?
* '''Destron''': An evil terrorist organization that Series/KamenRiderV3 fought or the Japanese name for [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} the Decepticons]]
* '''Manimal''', a nickname for humans in TheLittleFlyingBears or the name of a [[Series/{{Manimal}} TV show about a human who transforms into animals]]?
* '''The Divide''': [[Literature/TheDivide A book trilogy]] chronicling the adventures of Felix Sanders, a [[{{Mordor}} nuke-ravaged city]] [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas in the Mojave Wasteland]], or a [[Film/TheDivide post-nuclear war film set in New York]]?
* Are '''Creepers''' [[VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} green cubic creatures who blow up your stuff]] or [[WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko weird crawling thing that appear in Sector Five]]?
* '''House''': You're either talking about a [[Series/{{House}} cynical surgeon]] or the [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas arrogant ruler of New Vegas]]. More interestingly, Considering that Robert House graduated MIT, he might just be qualified to call himself Dr. House.
** Apparently before the more famous House, Sci-Fi had a horror show which is also called [[http://youtu.be/FKKkctOsiUw?t=15s House]].
* Who is '''Princess Lydia'''? A SpoiledSweet [[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar girl from a merchant family whose love happened to be the heir to the kingdom]], or a RichBitch [[VideoGame/{{Aveyond}} aristocrat who married the heir in order to usurp his throne]] and [[MultipleEndings possibly]] [[BrideAndSwitch tricked him into marrying her]]?
* '''Scandal''': Adding to the confusion with the 80s [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] group and the [[Music/{{Scandal}} Japanese rockers]], now we have the [[Series/{{Scandal}} American TV show]]. There's also the New God who consorted with ComicBook/{{Superboy}} before being seen in the ''ComicBook/SecretSix''.
* '''Anna Torv''' is an actor who starred in ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' ([[OneHitWonder and almost nothing else of note]]) and was Rupert Murdoch's second wife. The latter is actually the former's aunt.
* '''Wiseman''' is a BigBad, but is he [[Franchise/SailorMoon Prince Demand's cloaked advisor]], [[Anime/ArmoredTrooperVotoms the sole survivor of an ancient race]], or [[Series/KamenRiderWizard the leader of the phantoms]]? Or is he actually a [[{{Xenogears}} mysterious ally to Fei]]? Or perhaps [[VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams a dream entity who wants to take over both the real and dream worlds]][[note]]Who's name in this case is spelled [[XtremeKoolLetterz "Wizeman"]]?[[/note]]
** And also [[LightNovel/UnbreakableMachineDoll a title given to the winner of the Night Party.]]
* '''Leroy Brown:''' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encyclopedia_Brown Boy Detective]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad,_Bad_Leroy_Brown subject of a #1 hit by Jim Croce]] or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_Daniels professional wrestler]] (whose name was a direct shout-out to the song and even used it as his theme)?
* '''Miku''' is an IdolSinger, but which one? The Music/{{Vocaloid}}, [[LightNovel/DateALive the]] [[OurSpiritsAreDifferent Spirit]], or one of the [[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster Cinderella Girls]]?
* '''Tom Walker''', the devil-dealing protagonist of Washington Irving's 'The Devil and Tom Walker', or Music/{{Tommy}} Walker, the deaf, dumb and blind kid who sure plays a mean pinball?
* '''Charlie Duncan:''' We could be talking about the adorable baby from Series/GoodLuckCharlie, ''or'' we could be talking about the CrazyAwesome MarySueHunter from [[Fanfic/EbonyDarknessDementiaRavenWayVsCanon the MSEA Files.]] (Naturally, there are theories that said baby grows up to be said MarySueHunter.)
* '''Hansel and Gretel'''. Are they the children from the original fairy tale, AxCrazy [[Manga/BlackLagoon androgynous serial killers]], or ''[[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]]'' AxCrazy [[Franchise/EvilliousChronicles servants/assassins]]?
** Probably not related to [[Franchise/LooneyTunes HAN-sel and Gretel]].
*** "HAN-sel?! HAN-sel? HAN-sel..."
* Does '''Dragonborn''' refer to [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons a race of humanoids]] with [[DraconicHumanoid draconic physical features]], or to [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls any of several lines of biological humanoids with the souls of dragons]]?
* When we are talking about someone nicknamed '''The Swamp Witch''', are we talking about [[Anime/QueensBlade Werbellia]] or [[VideoGame/TheWitchAndTheHundredKnight Metallia]]?
** Or better yet, when we are talking about '''Metallica''', are we talking about [[Music/{{Metallica}} the band]] or [[VideoGame/TheWitchAndTheHundredKnight the Swamp Witch]][[note]]This is only in regards to her original Japanese name. NISA [[DubNameChange changed her name]] to Metallia most likely to avoid legal issues with said band[[/note]]?
* '''Angel''' is either [[{{Series/Angel}} a brooding vampire]] [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer with a soul]], or [[{{RENT}} a perky crossdressing gay guy.]]
** Or maybe [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} she's a]] [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}} Siren]].
*** Before all of them, there's also one of the original five ''ComicBook/XMen''.
** He's also [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic a bunny who is far from angelic]].
*** On that topic, people searching for Creator/{{Mattel}}'s ''Angel Bunny'' vintage baby toys are getting frustrated and infuriated that Google is returning Fluttershy's pet rabbit instead. Yes, both are white, but one is angelic and the other... [[EvilTwin isn't]].
** Or an [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries alien who can turn good aliens into bad ones.]]
** Or the [[SarcasmMode creatively-named]] angel from the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series.
* '''Jack Harper''' is he a ManipulativeBastard on ''Series/TruCalling'', the protagonist of ''Film/{{Oblivion2013}}'' or the real name of [[Franchise/MassEffect The Illusive Man]]?
* There's '''[[Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse Luna]]''', an anthropomorphic moon. Then there's [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Luna]], a WingedUnicorn who spent a thousand years of imprisonment on the moon. Try not to think too hard about it.
** Before the two, there's Luna, Usagi's cat in '''Franchise/SailorMoon'''.
** There's also a tapir NPC named ''Luna'' in ''VideoGame/{{Animal Crossing}}: New Leaf''.
** There is also ''Luna'', [[VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward who is another of the Nonary Game Ambidex Edition player]]
** It is also a popular stationary range from German stationary company [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staedtler Staedtler]]
** Luna is the Latin name for our Moon, so its actually [[StellarName a pretty popular name for moon-related characters]].
* Where is '''District 9'''? That depends on whether it's the [[Film/{{District 9}} alien ghetto in Johannesburg, South Africa]] or [[Literature/TheHungerGames the region where grain and wheat are grown in Panem]].
* Is a '''Q''' a [[Franchise/StarTrek member of a species]] of SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, one of whom in particular screws with Starfleet captains for his own amusement, or is it a {{Demonic Spider|s}} of a frigate [[VideoGame/{{X}} flown by insane terraforming drones]]?
** Or the GadgeteerGenius of the ''Film/JamesBond'' movies? Or a guy with a metallic mask and a trenchcoat from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII''? Or the tea-loving British Robot in a Centurion's helmet from ''ArmedAndDangerous''? Or ''Film/QTheWingedSerpent''.
* '''Mordecai'''? Do you mean the [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} vault]] [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}} hunter]], or the [[WesternAnimation/RegularShow blue jay]]? Or Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s short-lived Zealot gimmick played by the future Kevin Thorn? And yes, this has confused several tropers.
** The LovbleRogue ([[InsistentTerminology not thief]]) from ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' is Morde'''k''ai, so try not to get him mixed up with the rest.
* '''Fred the basset hound:''' [[SmokeyAndTheBandit Cledus Snow's pet]] or Alex Graham's comic strip pooch.
* '''Shadowfax:''' [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings A famous horse]] or [[Fanfic/Swing123AndGarfieldodiesCalvinverse an alien race?]]
* '''Andraste:''' A [[Franchise/DragonAge mix of Jesus, Mohammed, and Joan of Arc]], or a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andraste war goddess from ancient Britain]]?
* '''Ryan Newman''' is the name of both a male NASCAR driver and a teen actress (''Series/ZekeAndLuther'', ''Series/SeeDadRun'').
* '''Shang Tsung:''' an asian crime lord from ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive'', or a demonic shapeshifting sorcerer from ''Franchise/MortalKombat''.
* '''The Authority''': Either the Creator/WarrenEllis-created superhero [[ComicBook/TheAuthority team]], or the {{Wrestling/WWE}} stable led by Wrestling/TripleH and Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon that's determined to do what's "[[Main/KnightTemplar best for business]]".
* '''Celestopoli''' is the Italian name for both [[Literature/{{Babar}} Celesteville]] and [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Cerulean City]].
* '''Goro Arashiyama''': [[Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume Life Saver (lifeguard, basically), childhood friend of Eiko, and admirer of Chizuru]], or [[VideoGame/{{Chulip}} retired filmmaker and father of the love interest of the player character, a young teen who dreamed about her before moving to Long Life Town]]?
* '''Sigma''': Is he the BaldOfEvil [[VideoGame/MegamanX Mavervick Hunter gone rogue]] or the BaldOfEvil ArtificialIntelligence [[Machima/RedvsBlue frag]][[AIIsACrapshoot ment]] {{Chessmaster}}? Points for being major antagonists and [[spoiler: having a very close connection to corruption.]]
** or [[VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward One of the 9 people who get abducted in an abandoned warehouse?]]
* '''Homura''': A [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Magical Girl]]?, a [[VideoGame/SenranKagura ninja]]? or the [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/BlazBlue son of Tenjou Amanohokosaka, a.k.a. a former Imperator of NOL and the leader of Ikaruga?]]]]
** Or what about... [[Manga/FlameOfRecca one of Recca's Flame Dragons? Y'know, the one with the whip fire.]]
* ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} has an enemy named '''Scorpion''', whereas there's a character in MortalKombat who appears in both ''Mortal Kombat Vs D.C. Universe'' and ''Injustice: Gods Among Us'' both of which feature characters from rival D.C. Comics.
** Oh, and [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] a.k.a. SHAZAM, appears in both games, which is coincidental in that the villain in the 1941 serial ''The Adventures of Captain Marvel'' was called… you guessed it… the Scorpion.
* '''Reimu''': A [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Shrine Maiden]]? or a Anime/{{Dream Hunter|Rem}}?[[note]]Rem can be also read as Reimu[[/note]]
* '''Waterworld''': [[Film/{{Waterworld}} A 1995 Kevin Costner movie]], the final (released) ''VideoGame/SwordQuest'' game, or the water park section of the [[NoOSHACompliance infamous]] Ride/ActionPark?
* '''Jinx''': Are they [[Comics/ArchieComics a boy who causes bad things to happen around him]] or [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans a girl who causes bad things to happen around her]]? Or [[Framchise/GIJoe a ninja?]] Not to be confused with ''Jynx'' the 124th Franchise/{{Pokemon}}.
* '''Crazy Bus''': A song that WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} developed HypeBacklash to from his little sister playing the song on repeat non-stop? Or the [[VideoGame/CrazyBus Indie Genesis game]] with the randomly generated title music[[note]]Still can't picture how bad it sounds? Think a room of BeepingComputers[[/note]] that can make your ears bleed? Also a real pirate-ship type fairground ride from Zamperla[[http://www.zamperla.com/en/zamperla-details-rides-crazy_bus]].
* '''Volbeat''' is either a metal band or a Firefly Franchise/{{Pokemon}}.
* Is '''Mukuro''' [[Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn one of the Vongola Mist Guardians (and the shadier one)]] or [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa the 16th student at Hope's Peak Academy?]] Or [[YuYuHakusho one of the three rulers fighting for rule of the demon world?]]
* Is '''Ebony''' a [[Fanfic/MyImmortal Hogwarts student who is a Satanist and hates preps]] or [[Fanfic/ThePrayerWarriors a Fundamentalist Christian infiltrating Hogwarts who hates everyone who doesn't disagree with her]]?
** Or a [[VideoGame/MonsterRancher Joker sub-type of Mock]]
* [[Film/ManostheHandsofFate Torgo]] and [[WesternAnimation/TimonandPumbaa Torgo]].
* '''Princess Bubblegum''' is [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime the princess of the Candy Kingdom]]. Unless you wedge the word '''Robot''' into the middle of the name, in which case you get [[Franchise/GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony a magical ninja girl]].
* When you think of the name '''D.K.''', do you think of [[Franchise/DonkeyKong a tie-wearing gorilla]], or a ''ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}'' [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix4/dkspidrman.htm villain with decomposition powers]]?
* Is '''[[Anime/PrettyCure Ribbon]]''' a [[FanFic/RhythmicPrettyCure pink-furred rabbit]] who's a MentorMascot to a group of magical rhythmic gymnasts, or a [[Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure pink-furred panda]] who's a MentorMascot to a princess and her randomly-selected Pretty Cure partner? Or [[Anime/{{Hamtaro}} Bijou's]] Japanese name? Or a shoujo manga magazine by Shueisha (although the official English spelling of this one is "Ribon")? Or [[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards an adorable little fairy]] who seeks help from ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' to save her home planet from Dark Matter?
* '''Momiji''': A [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Wolf tengu]]? [[Manga/BlueSeed The maiden of Kushinada]]? Or [[VideoGame/NinjaGaiden one of Ryu Hayabusa's apprentices]]?
* In coincidence, '''[[Disney/{{Frozen}} Olaf and Sven]]'''. Both are in the same movie as a snowman and a reindeer respectively, but hilariously, both are also having the same name of two characters in two DuelingGames as melee warriors, [[VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends the former being a Berserker Viking]], [[VideoGame/{{Dota 2}} the latter being a Rogue Knight]].
* The '''Mutos''' from ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' mustn't be mistaken for relatives of '''VideoGame/DrMuto'''.
* Is '''Brawl in the Family''' a ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' [[Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily webcomic]] or an [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E7BrawlInTheFamily episode]] of ''WesternAnimaction/TheSimpsons''?
* '''Urza''': an old friend of [[Series/{{Babylon5}} Londo Mollari]] or an [[TabletopGames/MagicTheGathering all-powerful planeswalker]]?
* Anyone familiar with the Literature/SweetValleyHigh books will know who "Elizabeth Wakefield" (twin sister of Jessica) is. However, the former ultimately went on to share her name with the main character of the movie "Her Majesty".
* '''Sunny Smiles''': [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Gecko hunter from Goodsprings]], or [[DarkSkinnedBlonde dark-coated blonde-maned]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic pony who participates in Pinkie Pie's Smile Song]]?
* '''Hulk''': [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk The green-skinned anti-hero]]?, [[Wrestling/HulkHogan the wrestler]]? or the Brazilian soccer player?
* '''Armin''' is both a [[Manga/AttackOnTitan titan-hunting soldier]] and a [[Franchise/{{Neopets}} slingshot wielding mountain climber.]] [[http://poochiena.tumblr.com/post/86064012212/armin-was-always-my-fav-char-from-neopets-and This has not]] [[http://37.media.tumblr.com/257f2a02414227788213c159e29df44a/tumblr_mr3a2wi0Iw1rbyrt8o1_500.png gone unnoticed.]]
** Similarly, is '''Layton''' [[Franchise/ProfessorLayton an archaeologist with a gift for puzzles]], [[Franchise/{{Neopets}} one of the most legendary sports players of his time]], or [[http://shydrake.deviantart.com/art/Professor-Layton-Vickles-172186993 both]]?
* There are two ''My Little Pony'' characters who have the name '''Sonata''': the victim's manager from ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'' (given the name '''Sonata Tarot''' in the fan novelization) and '''Sonata Dusk''', one third of the Dazzlings group from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks''.
** This name confusion is PlayedForLaughs in chapter 3 of ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/234924/3 Undazzled]]'' in which, after Adagio tells Pinkie that she is worse than Sonata, the Sonata that Pinkie describes is not the same Sonata that Adagio recognizes.
** In addition to the aformentioned examples, '''Sonata''' is also a planet that is the BandLand world of ''VideoGame/{{Ristar}}''.
* When most people think of "[[Radio/{{Gunsmoke}} Gun]][[Series/{{Gunsmoke}} smoke]]", they usually think of the long running radio and TV series rather than the arcade and NES game "Gun.Smoke" made by Capcom. The have no connection to each other other than the western theme.
* There are three popular '''Fisto'''s in this world. The first one is a pneumatic hand melee weapon from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''. The second one is a security robot-turned-sexbot in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''. The third one? [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers One of the good guys from]] ''Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse''.
** There's a fourth one [[Franchise/StarWars by the first name of Kit]].
* '''Dr. Venom''' is either: a mad scientist from the early issues of the ''GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' comics or a recurring antagonist in the ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' series.
* Never underestimate [[Pinball/TheTwilightZone "The Power"]]...in the [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Sakura]] Zone![[note]]All of the Clow Cards [[SpellMyNameWithAThe have "The" as part of their names]], including "The Power", one of 33 anime-only Clow Cards.[[/note]]
* Many jokes were cracked when the character of '''Miss Delphox''' was introduced in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist Time Heist]]'', as coincidentally a Pokemon from ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' was also named '''Delphox'''.
* '''Weiss''' is either [[VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus the leader of Deepground]], [[{{WebAnimation/RWBY}} the heiress of the Schnee Dust Company]], [[Anime/QueensBlade a white-haired girl in a Mecha from the Spiral Chaos games]] or [[VideoGame/ArcanaHeart a German white-haired girl]]. [[note]]For the record, the first Weiss is a guy.[[/note]]
* '''Cindy Campbell''' is a WeirdnessMagnet who's seen her fair share of [[Film/ScaryMovie ghosts]]...or was it [[Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume squid]]?
* '''Irma''': [[Anime/QueensBlade The Assassin of the Fang]], [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 April O'Neill's best friend]], [[MrBean an old friend of Mr. Bean]], or [[ComicBook/{{WITCH}} one of the five Guardians of Kandrakar]]?
* [[Franchise/TheMuppets Fozzie Bear]], VideoGame/PacMan, and Creator/{{Shakira}}. Get it? "Waka, waka!"
* '''Shadow''' is either [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 a black hedgehog known as the ultimate lifeform]], [[Anime/AstroBoy a robotic scientist created by Dr. Tenma]], [[Anime/FlintTheTimeDetective a Time Shifter who can make shadow clones of anyone]], or [[{{VideoGame/Darkstalkers}} a blue phantom-like creature that jumps from body to body]].
** Or [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Johnny 13's…shadow]].
** Or [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a living shadow]] that's also a CloudCuckoolander who's friends with a [[Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse bear]].
** Before any of these, there's Radio/TheShadow, a vigilante crime fighter who predates Franchise/{{Batman}}.
** Or [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI a ninja with a dog called Interceptor]].
* '''John G''' is the alleged killer of Leonard’s wife in ''Film/{{Memento}}''. '''Johnny G''' is the mafia don and father of Red Mist from ''ComicBook/KickAss''.
* '''Claudia Wolf''' is the [[VideoGame/SilentHill3 High Priestess of the Order]]. '''Clawdia''' Wolf is the eldest sister of [[Franchise/MonsterHigh Clawdeen Wolf]].
* '''Toad''' is either [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros a mushroom man who tells you]] YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle, or [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Oliver's brake van]]. What happens if they get struck by lightning? [[Film/XMen the same thing that happens to everything else.]]
* '''Creator/{{Toho}}''', the film company, and '''''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''''', the indie BulletHell shmup series.
* '''Dr. Mann''' is either [[Film/{{Interstellar}} an amoral and probably insane but highly respected scientist who plots to kill important members of the covert humanity-saving organization he belongs to]], or...[[Wiki/SCPFoundation an amoral and probably insane but highly respected scientist who plots to kill important members of the covert humanity-saving organization he belongs to]].
* '''Mia''', [[WesternAnimation/LittlePeople a preschool student from Miss Hugg's class]]. '''Mia''', [[WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst a bluebird who befriends an ordinary girl who became a princess and has a magical amulet]].
* '''Serena''', [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon trainer and Ash Ketchum's female companion]] or [[Literature/GossipGirl wealthy teenager from Manhattan]]?
** How about the name Creator/DICEntertainment gave to [[Franchise/SailorMoon Usagi]] for their dub of the [[Anime/SailorMoon (first) anime series]]?[[note]]Which was also used by Cloverway for their dub of the third and fourth series.[[/note]]
* '''Woody''', [[Francise/{{Toy Story}} The cowboy]], [[WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker the woodpecker]], or the [[Series/{{Psych}} coroner]]?
* '''Kiva''', a [[WesternAnimation/MegasXLR time-traveling Ace test pilot from the year 3037]], or a [[Series/KamenRiderKiva vampire-themed Kamen Rider]]?
* There are two cat girls with the name '''Erma''', one is the member of [[ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF Extraplanetary Defense Force]] and the other one is a [[Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP scientist]].
* '''Toki''': [[ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF Erma Felna's sex-crazed best friend]]?, [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar some human, male and silver-haired Messianic fighter]]?, a [[VideoGame/{{Toki}} caveman turned into an ape]]?, a [[VideoGame/TimeAndEternity time-travelling princess with a split personality]]?, [[Manga/{{Saki}} the vanguard of the Senriyama Girls' Academy in Osaka]]?, a [[{{WesternAnimation/Metalocalypse}} death metal rhythm guitarist]]?, [[Anime/PrincessMononoke Lady Eboshi's servant]]?, [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Gentatsu's younger sister]]?, [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration a male Starfleet Commodore]]?, or a minor character from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''?.
* '''Albedo''': [[ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF The already mentioned comic]], the [[SelfDemonstrating/AlbedoPiazzolla main, deranged, villain]], from the ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' series, [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce another younger villain with the same name]], a [[LightNovel/{{Overlord}} virtual demoness]], the Vangelis's album of the same name, a brand of toy trucks or a [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/277520/ first-person shooter]].
* ''The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles'' once managed to confuse the actor Clint Eastwood with the very definitely not-related Jamaican reggae duo Clint Eastwood & General Saint.
* The OwlBeDamned boss from ''VideoGame/KendoRage'' named "Dr. Who" is most certainly not a [[Series/DoctorWho Time Lord]].
* '''Cerberus''' is either [[Myth/GreekMythology a huge demonic dog with three heads]] or a [[Manga/{{Cardcaptor Sakura}} partially shape-shifting glutton affiliated with the sun]].
* ''Series/TopGear'' is either a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] show or a series of {{Racing Game}}s made by Kemco.
* '''Amethyst''' is both a Crystal Gem from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' and the title character of ''ComicBook/AmethystPrincessOfGemworld''. Due to both series' use of RockThemeNaming, several character names overlap: Opal, Sardonyx, and [[spoiler: Sapphire]], for instance. ''Princess of Gemworld'' has House Diamond, while ''Steven Universe'' has a character named Yellow Diamond.
* For that matter, is '''Pearl''' [[{{WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse}} a nervous gem warrior turned surrogate mother]], [[{{WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants}} a teenage whale with a crab for a father]], [[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo a flapjack octopus with one tentacle shorter than all the rest]], [[Franchise/AceAttorney an adorable young spirit medium in-training]][[note]]Known as "Harumi" in the Japanese original.[[/note]], [[Manga/PokemonSpecial Dawn's manga name]], [[Manga/OnePiece a (male) commander of the Krieg Pirates]] or [[{{Television/MysteryScienceTheatre3000}} a female mad scientist who tortures her test subjects with terrible movies]]?
* '''Peridot''' is a green-themed, {{Tsundere}}-to-the-max "antagonist" who ends up helping the heroes, is shipped with a tomboy whose name starts with the letter "A," and is not happy with the canon pairing in her favorite TV show. But be warned--the [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse space rock's]] name is pronounced "Peri'''DOT'''" while the [[Webcomics/CucumberQuest bunny witch]] pronounces it "Peri'''DOH'''" and will ''not'' be happy if you get it wrong.
* '''Azusa''': [[Manga/KOn A serious guitarist]], [[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster a ditzy idol]], or [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azusa,_California a city?]]
* The '''Paradise City''' in ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'' isn't [[Music/GunsNRoses "where the grass is green and the girls are pretty"]], because it's located on a desert planet.
* '''Ultron''': Either a [[ComicBook/{{Ultron}} recurring Marvel villain]] or a mysterious device owned by the Utwig in ''VideoGame/StarControl''.
* '''Elsa''': Either [[Film/{{IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade}} a Nazi sympathizer]] or [[Disney/{{Frozen}} The Snow Queen]]. In fact, in the scene where the former Elsa was holding on to the Holy Grail, [[Creator/SeanConnery Henry Jones, Sr.]] tells her to..."[[HilariousInHindsight let it go]]."
* Although there is a [[SpellMyNameWithAnS one-letter spelling difference,]] '''Cadence''' is either a [[VideoGame/ClubPenguin pink DJ penguin]] or a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic pink pony princess.]]
* '''Jupiter Jones''' is the name of the fat boy detective in ''Literature/TheThreeInvestigators'' book series and the character played by Creator/MilaKunis in the movie ''Film/JupiterAscending''.
* "Strike Force" can refer to one of three things: a ProfessionalWrestling TagTeam consisting of Wrestling/TitoSantana and Wrestling/RickMartel (before the latter [[FaceHeelTurn turned]] on the former), a video game by Midway that acts as either a sequel or SpiritualSuccessor to VideoGame/{{Defender}} and "Stargate"[[note]]Itself an example, as it has no relation to the later movie and TV franchise also called "Stargate".[[/note]], or a MixedMartialArts promotion (in this case, spelled "Strikeforce").
* '''Dixie Carter''': Current President of Wrestling/{{TNA}}, or an actress and one of the stars of Series/DesigningWomen?
* '''Raj''': [[WesternAnimation/CampLazlo Nervous elephant boy scout]] or [[Series/TheBigBangTheory shy and nerdy astrophysicist]]? Whatever the case, they're both FunnyForeigner {{Bollywood Nerd}}s.
* '''Crowley''' is either [[Series/{{Supernatural}} a human-turned-demon who became the King of Hell]], [[VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}} a ghoul residing in post-apocalyptic Washington D.C.]], or [[Literature/GoodOmens an angel-turned-demon who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards]].
* '''Sid Vicious''': Either the [[Music/SidVicious bassist]] for the Music/SexPistols or the [[Wrestling/SidEudy professional wrestler (as he was known in WCW)]].
* '''GTO''' could refer to the cars made by Ferrari, Pontiac, or Mitsubishi (the latter having two iterations, the second one known as [=3000GT=] outside Japan out of the respect for the former two), a class of sports car racing under IMSA (International Motor Sports Association) for racing cars over 2.5 liters or the manga ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka''. The first two letters form ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'' (in which at least one GTO by the three manufacturers have included as of the sixth game), which is a car term for "grand touring" and also happens to be the name of Maserati sportscar, also incidentally featured in ''Gran Turismo'' since ''5''.
* We have two guys named '''Tuco''': [[Film/TheGoodTheBadandtheUgly the shady but lovable bandit]], and the [[Series/BreakingBad unambiguously psychotic drug lord]] who was one of [[Series/BetterCallSaul Jimmy McGill's first clients]].
* '''Princess Twilight''': [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic purple alicorn]] or [[Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure Towa Akagi's evil persona]]? Even more so, the same Japanese voice actress portrayed ''both characters!''
* '''The Purple Man''': [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys Serial murderer of children]] [[MarvelComics or a recurring Marvel Comics villain with the power of the]] CompellingVoice?
* '''Rebecca''': [[Manga/OnePiece A young emprisoned gladiator forced to fight against her will]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Talespin}} the owner of Higher for Hire]], [[ComicBook/TankGirl a crazy young woman who lives in a tank]], [[Manga/BlackLagoon a young gunwoman working for the Lagoon Company]], [[Franchise/ResidentEvil a young soldier forced to fight hordes of zombies and other bio-weapons]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe a young archer]], or [[VideoGame/DeadRising2 a reporter who wants to find out what's behind zombie outbreaks in Fortune City]]? She's also one of the main characters in WesternAnimation/SpartakusAndTheSunBeneathTheSea.
* '''Mimi''' the rabbit is either one of the mascots from ''[[VideoGame/PopnMusic Pop'n Music]]'', a character from Anime/TheAdventuresOfTheLittleKoala, or a character from ''WesternAnimation/GuessWithJess''. Not to be confused with the voice-recognition-enabled music-playing toy by Hallmark (that one's a mouse, by the way). She's also [[Franchise/HelloKitty Kitty's]] twin sister (although her name is usually written in English as "Mimmy").
* '''Sheldon''' is either [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants A microscopic sea creature obsessed with stealing the Krabby Patty formula]], [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents Mr. Turner's hated next-door neighbor]] (both better known by their last names), [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends an egg with legs]], [[WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot Jenny Wakeman's]] StalkerWithACrush, An InsufferableGenius [[Series/TheBigBangTheory unwilling to admit when he's wrong]], [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Stewie's homocidal pet turtle]], [[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo an H2O-intolerant seahorse]], or [[VideoGame/{{Splatoon}} the owner of a paint weapons shop]].
** There's also "Shelldon", CGI-animated seires whose title character is an anthropomorphic snail.
* The duo '''Mike and Sully''' are [[Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman lovers who met in the mountains]]. The duo '''Mike and [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Sulley]]''' are [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc monsters who work in a power plant together]].
* '''Tally Hall''' refers to both an [[Music/TallyHall American rock band]] and an American soccer player.
* '''Meredith Blake''': a (male) character from the novel ''[[Creator/AgathaChristie Five Little Pigs]]'', or a (female) character from the movie ''The Parent Trap''.
* '''Pip''' from ''WesternAnimation/PipAhoy'' should never be mistaken for the British kid from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', the wise-cracking mouse from ''WesternAnimation/{{Barnyard}}'', or the one half of the otter twins in ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse''. Likewise, Pip's uncle '''Skipper''' should never be mistaken for Franchise/{{Barbie}}'s sister, [[WesternAnimation/{{Planes}} the owner of a flight school]], or [[Franchise/{{Madagascar}} the leader of the Penguins]].
* '''Steven''' has a thing for rocks, but is his last name [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Stone]] or [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse Universe?]]
* '''Timmy and Tommy''': [[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} The Tibble Twins]], [[Film/TheSandlot The Timmons Brothers]], or [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Tom Nook's Nephew's]]?
* '''Mio''': [[Manga/KOn A shy bassist]], [[Anime/TheIdolmasterCinderellaGirls an outgoing idol]], [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_Mio a scooter?]] or [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mio_Mao one half of a pair of claymation kittens]]?
* '''Molly''' is either [[WesternAnimation/{{Talespin}} Rebecca Cunningham's daughter]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} James' older sister]], [[WesternAnimation/TazMania Taz's younger sister]], [[Franchise/ToyStory Andy's younger sister]], [[Franchise/MyLittlePony Megan's younger sister]], [[Series/TheBigComfyCouch Loonette's Doll]], or [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a yellow tender engine]]. She's also the youngest orphan in Theatre/{{Annie}} (the 1982 movie version, at least)
* '''Gerald''' is either [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold Arnold's]] BlackBestFriend, [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Dr. Eggman's grandfather]], [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons an ugly baby who is Maggie Simpson's archenemy]], [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Kyle's father]], or [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname the real name of Gator]], [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a Columbian steam locomotive]].
* Three different ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' cartoons, ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground'', and ''Anime/SonicX'' have each had an episode entitled, "'''The Last Resort'''".
* '''Spencer''' is either [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a silver express engine]], [[Series/ICarly Carly Shay's older brother]], or [[Series/GoodLuckCharlie Teddy Duncan's boyfriend]].
* '''Tiana''' is a young black girl with slender figure. But does she [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog live in the 20's, an aspiring restaurant owner, fell in love with a prince from foreign country and turned into a frog]], or does she [[Series/{{Empire}} live in the 2010's, a singer and performer, and dated a son of the giant music label owner]]?
* '''Sherlock''' is of course based on Franchise/SherlockHolmes; but are you referring to [[{{VideoGame/Sherlock1984}} the early video game]] (spiritual successor to ''VideoGame/TheHobbit1982'') or [[{{Series/Sherlock}} the BBC TV series]]?
* '''Captain Morgan''', the eponymous mascot for a brand of rum, shares the same name with another pirate captain in the TurboGrafx-16 CD game ''Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes''.
* '''Earl''' is either [[VideoGame/ToejamAndEarl a fat, shirtless orange alien in sunglasses]], The BumblingDad [[Series/{{Dinosaurs}} of the Sinclair Family]], [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife a dog that escaped from a science lab]], or [[Series/MyNameIsEarl a former small-time criminal trying to change his ways]]. He's also the titular victim in The Music/DixieChicks' "Goodbye Earl".
* '''Gozer''': An [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} evil God of Destruction worshipped by evil cults]] or an [[VideoGame/NekoAtsume adorable orange/white cat with black stripes]]?
* '''Ethan Carter''' is either [[VideoGame/TheVanishingOfEthanCarter a 12-year-old kid who once wrote a letter to an occult detective]] or [[Wrestling/EC3 a professional wrestler best known as the nephew of a corrupt president]].
* '''Stella''' from ''AnAwfullyBigAdventure'' has a strained relationship with an uncle Vernon just like the more famous ''Harry Potter''. While she doesn't have an aunt Petunia, she does have an aunt Lilly, funnily enough. The film adaptation came out in 1995, two years before the Philosopher's Stone was published, so perhaps it served as a little inspiration.
* '''Jet Black''' is both [[Anime/CowboyBebop an intergalactic bounty hunter]] and VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe's dad.
* '''Red Racer''' is either the Red Ranger from ''Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger'' or ComicBook/TheFlash of Earth-36 introduced in ''ComicBook/TheMultiversity''.
* Depending on whether you live in Canada or Mexico, "TVO" can either be an acronym for "TV Ontario" a public TV network, or the name a Spanish language game show hosted by Gabriela[[note]]Popularly known as "Gaby"[[/note]] Ruffo.[[note]]It was also seen in the U.S. on Univision.[[/note]]
* Is '''Mr. Conductor''' [[Series/ShiningTimeStation a tiny magical man who lives in a painting of a signal house]], or [[WesternAnimation/DinosaurTrain a trodon]]? Either way, both shows they appear in have aired on Creator/{{PBS}}, and both shows also involve trains.
* '''Snuggle''' is either the name of the adorable bear mascot for a brand of fabric softners of the same name, or the English name for a cute singing bunny created by JAMBA/Jamster called Schnuffel.
* '''Mr. Hat''' is one of [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Mr. Garrison's]] hand-puppets, as well as a hat-obsessed minor antagonist in ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight''.
* [[Anime/SuzysZooDaisukiWitzy Lulla]] and [[Series/{{Teletubbies}} Laa-Laa]] may not sound like this trope, but their names are pronounced the same, and in Japanese, a missing dash (ララ vs。 ラーラ) is all it takes to create confusion.
* '''Lily White''' is either [[Franchise/LoveLive the idol unit comprising Nozomi Toujou, Umi Sonoda, and Rin Hoshizora]][[note]]In this particular context, the name is stylized as [[AllLowercaseLetters "lily white"]][[/note]] or [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} a spring fairy]].
* Is '''Papyrus''' [[ComicBook/{{Papyrus}} a young Egyptian whom embarks on adventures]], or [[VideoGame/{{Undertale}} a spaghetti-loving and pun-hating skeleton]]?
* Are '''Broadside''', '''Stormsurge''' and '''Riptide''' [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Cybertronians turning into sea vehicles]], or [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Tau Empire Battlesuits]]?
* Who is '''Retsu'''? Is he [[VideoGame/StreetFighterI the Shorinji Kempo master]] or [[Manga/BakusouKyoudaiLetsAndGo the Mini 4WD racer?]]
** Concerning both, Akuma's name in Japan, Gouki, shares the name with another Mini 4WD racer, Gouki Ichimonji. The latter probably does not want to be associated with the former, though.
* There's '''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Juni]]''', the doll who works for Shadaloo, and then there's '''[[Literature/LegendTrilogy June]]''', a soldier from a dystopian version of America.
* '''John Darling''', one of Wendy's brothers in ''Literature/PeterPan'' or a dead TV host who used to have his own strip in the ''ComicStrip/FunkyWinkerbean'' Verse?
* '''Jessica Darling''': daughter of aforementioned TV host or main character in the ''Literature/JessicaDarling'' novels?
* '''Dizzy''' is either [[VideoGame/{{Dizzy}} an egg]], [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures a tasmanian devil]], or [[WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder a cement mixer]].
** Or a ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' character.
* No one can be told what '''Film/TheMatrix''' is... But if you're looking for it, it's usually in [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]]'s chest.
* '''Winston Smith''': doomed hero of Orwell's dystopian classic ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' or [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]]'s butler?
* '''Charlie "Bird" Parker''': Iconic [[Music/CharlieParker jazz musician]] or fictional [[Literature/CharlieParkerSeries supernatural detective]]?
* '''Soarin''': [[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Soarin%27_(attraction) A series of Disneyland attractions]], [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic or a Wonderbolt]]?
* '''Pound Cake''' is either a [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime a nurse shaped like her namesake]] or [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic baby colt with a twin sister named Pumpkin Cake]]?
* The concept of '''"jacking in"''' involves computer systems, but the way it's done in Franchise/TheMatrix movies is different from how it's done in the VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork games[[note]]Where it's called "plugging in" in the Japanese versions.[[/note]] Furthermore, while the former method appears in (both versions of) the third game, here it's called "pulsing in".
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** '''Manny''', [[Franchise/IceAge [[WesternAnimation/IceAge a mammoth]], a Latino teenager, or [[VideoGame/GrimFandango a reaper]]?
* '''Sid''' is either [[Film/IceAge [[WesternAnimation/IceAge a sloth]], [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Andy's toy-torturing next-door neighbor]], or a paranoid boy in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''.
* '''Wilson''' can be Series/{{House}}'s only friend, [[WesternAnimation/{{Chuggington}} a red diesel engine]], Tim's invisible neighbor in ''Series/HomeImprovement'', Dennis' neighbor in ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|US}}'', or [[Film/CastAway a volleyball Tom Hanks talks to so stay sane]].
* '''Gus''' is either an unlucky kid in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' or an afro-american pharmaceutical in ''Series/{{Psych}}''.
** He's also the the title character in a Disney movie about a donkey who plays football.
* The movie ''Rider on the Rain'' features a character whose name is '''Harry Dobbs'''. It's also the name of the protagonist in ''The New Twilight Zone'' episode : "Shelter Skelter"
* '''Neon Tiger''': a song by ''Music/TheKillers'' or Maverick boss from ''VideoGame/MegaManX3''?
* '''Lin Kuei''': [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness A pack of criminal wolves trained from birth to be assassins]] or [[Franchise/MortalKombat a clan of masked warriors trained from birth to be assassins]]?[[note]]Furthermore, it's very likely that the former was given that name as a reference to the latter.[[/note]]
* '''Baraka''': [[Film/{{Baraka}} Documentary film about Earth itself]] or [[Franchise/MortalKombat violent Tarkatan warrior]]?
* Is '''Brian''' an [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy anthropomorphic dog]], [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian a guy who keeps getting mistaken for the Messiah]], a husband whose wife suffers from greed in ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', or a [[Music/NinjaSexParty psychotic ninja keyboardist]]?
** Chris who is either a whitelighter, back from the future or a blond teenager.
** Steve who is either [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad a nerd whose best friend is an alien]], [[Series/FamilyMatters a nerd whose only crush is his neighbor's daughter]], the original host of ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'', or [[WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs Flint Lockwood's pet monkey]].
* [[Series/DiffrentStrokes Arnold's]] grandpa name is '''Phil'''. Like [[Series/ModernFamily the Dunphys' dad]]. Well, they're also very goofy, but the second is somewhat more hilarious.
* '''Kelso''': Is he a candy manager in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', a cowboy in ''Film/TheParty'', (with Creator/PeterSellers in the main role), a bumbling idiot in ''Series/That70sShow'', or a cynical chief in a hospital on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' ?
* '''[[MyHeroZero Zero]]'''. The entire list is on the page.
** '''[[CherryBlossomGirl Sakura]]''' too.
** Also '''[[AProtagonistIsRyu Ryu]]'''.
** The name '''Jack''' was so common that it was deemed a Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs trope.
** A similar thing happened to the name '''Spike'''.
* '''Decisive Battle''' can refer to a long list of media. The two most popular are the [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion one from an extremely Mind Screw anime]] and [[Franchise/FinalFantasy the recurring Final Boss theme]].
* [[Franchise/MassEffect Ashley Williams]] and...[[Franchise/EvilDead Ashley Williams]]. Most likely a ShoutOut. There's one mission in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' where Williams refers to her gun as a "boomstick".
** While we're on the subject of ''Mass Effect''...'''Samara'''. [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Asari]] [[KnightTemplar justicar]] or [[StringyHairedGhostGirl freaky ghost]] [[Literature/TheRing in your VCR?]] Or, for that matter, [[NamesTheSame/RealVsFictional a city in Russia?]]
** '''Geth''': [[Franchise/MassEffect A race of sentient robots]] or [[TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering Lord of the Vault]]?
** '''Cerberus''': a [[Franchise/MassEffect human-supremacist terrorist organization]] or a [[Literature/StarRiskLtd private military corporation of questionable morals]]? [[TakeAThirdOption Or]] a [[Myth/ClassicalMythology three-headed dog?]]
** The third game features a mech. [[TabletopGame/BattleTech Called the Atlas]].
** The '''First Contact War''', a fight between humanity and a {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}}. But was it a case of PoorCommunicationKills around [[Franchise/MassEffect Citadel law against opening mass relays willy-nilly]], or [[Webcomic/{{Terra}} was it started by a human terrorist attack against PWR dignitaries]]?
*** And on the subject of Webcomic/{{Terra}}, said {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}}? They're called the [[CthulhuMythos Azatoth]].
* '''Archie Andrews''': British [[{{Ventriloquism}} ventriloquist's dummy]] and radio star (yes, really) [[labelnote:*]]Actually Edgar Bergen had pioneered radio ventriloquism many years earlier with his dummy Charlie [=McCarthy=][[/labelnote]] or US star of ''Franchise/ArchieComics''?
** Another Archie Comics example. '''Alexandra Cabot''' is a long-running supporting character in ''JosieAndThePussycats''; she's Josie's wealthy rival and occasional ally. There is another Alexandra Cabot featured in ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', a no-nonsense Assistant District Attorney.
* '''Amon''' is a pale-faced guy in a black leather jacket who hunts super-powered people for a living, whether they're [[Anime/WitchHunterRobin (mostly) malevolent witches]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra (mostly) innocent element-benders]]. There's also the one [[SchindlersList who tortures innocent Jews]]. In ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'', there is also a Demon named Amon. Or perhaps [[VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm a fallen Xel'Naga]]? Or is he [[VideoGame/ShiningForce a birdman]]? [[VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressofDoom One of the Sinistrals]], maybe?
* '''Bill Bailey''' is an English comedian who shares his name with a singer better known as [[Music/GunsNRoses W. Axl Rose]].
** Neither of whom should be confused with Will Baily from ''Series/TheWestWing''.
* Mike Grell's classic barbarian comic "The Warlord" features an issue where he's rescued by a group of college professors. Among them is '''Richard Belding''', who shares a name with the educator who followed Screech around for the duration of the ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' franchise.
** Let's not forget Travis Morgan's ally '''Shakira''', who is of course not related to the [[Music/{{Shakira}} Colombian singer]].
* ''Film/TheBalladOfCableHogue'' is a 1970 western film about a failed prospector who finds a water source in the Arizona desert, attempts to found a town around it, falls in love with a prostitute, and ultimately dies saving the life of a man who betrayed him years ago. Music/{{Calexico}} also has a song, "Ballad of Cable Hogue" (off their 2000 album ''Hot Rail''), about a successful prospector who is betrayed and killed by a FemmeFatale. John Cale (formerly of Music/VelvetUnderground) also has a "Ballad of Cable Hogue" (though it was originally released under the title "Cable Hogue"); we're not sure what it's supposed to be about.
* '''Bender'''. LovableRogue in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' or eh...LovableRogue in [[Literature/TheTwelveChairs duology]] [[Literature/TheLittleGoldenCalf of books]] by Ilf and Petrov and its many adaptations?
** Or Creator/JuddNelson's character's [[LastNameBasis last name]] in ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''.
** Also, there's a rock band called Bender. They appeared on the soundtrack to ''VideoGame/ATVOffroadFury''.
* '''Ciel''': a (female) {{Church Militant}} [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} who fights with]] [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks throwing swords]] [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} and a]] {{BFG}} or a (male) {{Creepy Child}} [[Manga/BlackButler with a demonic]] [[{{Bishonen}} (but very bishie)]] [[Manga/BlackButler butler]]?.
** Or it could be this [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Ciel]], or [[VideoGame/PopNMusic this Ciel]]. Or the [[Anime/{{Kuroshitsuji}} male Ciel]].
* '''Claire Bennet'''? Do you have a friend [[Series/{{Heroes}} who happens to be an otaku and have time manipulation power]]? Or is your friend [[VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth ice cold and prone to dramatically yell your name]]?
* '''Noah Bennet''' is the name of a character in [[Series/{{Heroes}} this show]] or [[Series/{{Passions}} that show]]; both have been on NBC.
* Does '''Bianca''' refer to the friend of Latias and Latios in ''Anime/PokemonHeroes'', the ditzy rival in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' (note: this isn't present in the original Japanese versions of both, where movie!Bianca is Kanon and game!Bianca is Bel/Belle), Nico's older sister from ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', one of the eligible brides of the protagonist of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'', the AlphaBitch from ''WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens'' or RICKAAAY!'s wife in ''Series/EastEnders''?
** What about Bianca from the Rescuers?
** Or Bianca, the hard-to-please rich girl from the ''Videogame/RuneFactory'' series?
** Or Bianca, Varric's favorite custom crossbow in the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series?
** Or Bianca, Katharina's younger sister in ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew''?
** Or Bianca, the Italian lady who loves driving from ''[[VideoGame/PopNMusic Pop'n Music]]?
* '''Sarah Bishop''': [[Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG borderline psychotic]] MamaBear or [[http://www.sarah-bishop.com/ Australian painter]]?
* '''Kate Bishop''': [[Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG Daughter of the aforementioned]] MamaBear, comic book superhero, or Victorian actress?
* '''Alan Pierce''': [[Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG medical doctor]] or [[http://www.ppnlaw.com/attorney-profiles/alan-s-pierce.html attorney]]?
* '''Captain Carrot'''. All-round hero, TheGoodCaptain and indisputably TheCape of his universe. But is he a [[Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew bunny rabbit with superpowers]] or a [[Literature/{{Discworld}} watchman with kingly charisma]]?
** And the Zoo Crew's Captain Carrot has the real name of Roger Rabbit.
* '''Elizabeth Shaw''': A HotScientist who studies aliens. Was she the late Caroline John playing [[Series/DoctorWho the Third Doctor's assistant]], or Creator/NoomiRapace playing [[Film/{{Prometheus}} the leader of an expedition to discover the origins of mankind]]?
* '''Dr. Bob''': A medical doctor whose constant failures to save his patients are repeatedly PlayedForLaughs. [[Series/TheMuppetShow Does he simply get distracted by the opportunities to make really bad puns in the emergency room]] or [[KlayWorld does he keep accidentally murdering his patients in the process of helping them]]?
* '''Dipper''': One of the Sea Ponies from the G1 MyLittlePony toy line, or [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname the nickname]] of [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls a boy]] who hangs out with his twin sister and runs into supernatural creatures, scientific projects gone wrong and various conspiracies every other week?
* '''John Carter'''. [[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars Hero of Mars]] or a doctor in [[{{ER}} Chicago county General]]?
* '''Sharon Carter'''. ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's [[ActionGirl badass]] girlfriend or the "Girl" from Series/TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace?
* '''Charlie and Rose''' are either [[TheGoldenGirls a travelling salesman and his ditzy wife]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha a soldier and a fortune teller]], or [[TwoAndAHalfMen a womanizing jingle writer and his stalker]]. Interestingly, in all three cases, [[spoiler: Rose outlives Charlie.]]
** "Charlie Rose" is also a journalist best known for his long running Creator/{{PBS}} talk show.
* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' and ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' both have [[MixAndMatchCritters half-mouse hybrid]] {{Team Pet}}s named '''Chu-Chu'''.
** Yellow of Manga/PokemonSpecial has a Pikachu of the same name... and mouse qualities.
** [=ChuChus=] (no dash) are also recurring enemies from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' that resemble [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Wobbuffet]].
** Also, there's ''VideoGame/ChuChuRocket''.
* '''Cranky''' can refer to either [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry an elderly gorilla who was the original Donkey Kong in his youth]], [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a harbor crane who works at Brendam Docks]], or [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic a donkey whom Pinkie Pie tried to befriend]]. What these three characters all have in common is that they are all [[MeaningfulName cranky by both name and nature]].
* '''Courtney Cox''': ''{{Friends}}'' actress or member of the all female Music/IronMaiden tribute band The Iron Maidens?
* '''Edward Cullen''' is either a [[Literature/{{Twilight}} wealthy, hunky vampire]] with a much younger girlfriend or a [[Series/LawAndOrder wealthy real estate guy/murder victim]] with a much younger girlfriend/murder victim.
* '''Dark Horse''' can refer to several things, including Creator/GeorgeHarrison's record label, one of his albums (which was released on Apple, not on Dark Horse), a single from that album, A Music/{{Nickelback}} album, a Music/KatyPerry hit, or a 2015 movie.
* '''Joanna Dark''' is either the secret agent protagonist of the ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' games or God empowered super policewoman the Maid from ''Series/TopTen''.
* '''Data''': Teenaged BunglingInventor in ''Film/TheGoonies'', or [[ArtificialHuman Android]] Starfleet officer on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and its subsequent movies? And they both pronounce their name "Day-Tah". Or maybe a member of Griff Tannen's gang in 2015 in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''. Or perhaps [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Mega Man's]] robot monkey.
* Things can quickly get confusing if you say you're a fan of '''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''' -- indeed, a hip-hop group by that name sued the producers of the same-named sitcom, and the latter [[LampshadeHanging hung a lampshade]] on the situation.
* '''Judge Dee''': Hero of [[JudgeDee a series of detective stories set in 900s China]] by Robert van Gulik, or hero of a ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd Megazine'' strip by Creator/PaulCornell about a Brit-Cit Judge sent back in time to Elizabethan London?
* '''The Doctor''' from ''Series/DoctorWho'' is not '''The Doctor''' from ''ComicBook/TheAuthority''. Or '''The Doctor''' from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', although some aspects of his character are a ShoutOut to '''The Doctor''' from ''Series/DoctorWho'' Or '''The Doctor''' from ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' Or even '''Il Dottore''' from ''CommediaDellArte''.
* '''Dot Matrix''' is either [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} a golden gynoid voiced by Joan Rivers]] or [[WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}} or a green-skinned sprite living in a computer world]]. Both are instances of a PunnyName relating to electronic hardware, including printers and [=LCDs=].
* '''Dragon Lord''' is the name of several unrelated characters in Marvel Comics, or the BigBad in ''NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation'', or the BigBad of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestI''.
* '''Max Edison''' is a recurring character in the ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic strip, an easy going AgentMulder, and friend of the Doctor. As far as is known, he has never [[Music/TheBeatles killed anyone with a silver hammer]].
* '''The World Eaters''': [[VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters Titanic golems led by an evil god of death]] or [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} red power-armored super soldiers serving an evil god of war]]?
* DCComics had a ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'' character named '''Elasti-girl''', and so does ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. Even their last names are similar: The Doom Patrol Elastigirl is Rita Farr, and the Incredibles Elastigirl is Helen Parr. Their powers are also similar, though Farr has [[SizeShifter size-changing]] as well.
* '''Elysium''' a highly advance, elitist utopia orbiting above a CrapsackWorld where the lower classes dream of getting past their cybernetic oppressors and escaping to the world above? But is it from ''Creator/{{Deponia}}'' or ''Film/{{Elysium}}''?
** [[VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet Avalon Centrifuge]] mentioned this place once too.
* A "depending on the transliteration" example:, '''Exedore''' (officially now romanized as Exsedol) from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''[=/=]''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' is also a [[Series/MorkAndMindy high potentate of the planet Ork]].
* Both WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck and the ComicBook/TeenTitans have fought a group of villains called '''The Fearsome Five'''.
* When you say "'''Flash'''", do you mean [[TheFlash The Fastest Man Alive]] or [[Film/FlashGordon The Saviour of the Universe]] ([[Music/{{Queen}} ah-ah!]])?
** Or do you mean the programming language used to put games and annoying interactive ads on the web?
** Or do you mean [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_memory a type of non-volatile memory]]?
** Or a cleaning agent? (in the UK at least)
** Or Twilight Sparkle's boyfriend in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls''?
** Or a member of the original ''G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero'' lineup?
** Or [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Roscoe P. Coltrane's]] basset hound?
** Or one of [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker's]] former bullies?
* '''Dr. Clayton Forrester''' is the name of the good scientist hero in the 1953 movie version of ''Film/{{The War Of The Worlds|1953}}'', and the evil scientist villain in TV's ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. (Yes, the latter was a deliberate ShoutOut to the former.)
* '''Billy Flynn''': DangerouslyGenreSavvy [[Theatre/{{Chicago}} defense lawyer]] or [[Series/CriminalMinds horrifying serial killer]]?
* '''Frey''': a House of backstabbing bastards from ''[[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire that crapsacky medieval place with dragons]]'', a backstabbing bastard from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim that slightly less crapsacky medieval place with dragons]]'', or a character from ''Film/{{Elysium}}''?
* A '''[[VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} Vortigaunt]]''' is not a [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Tyranid organism]]. Neither is [[GauntsGhosts Ibram Gaunt]] a xeno.
** Not to mention [[Franchise/HarryPotter Lord Voldemort's relatives.]]
** Or the real-life Sir John of Gaunt, who was [[Literature/TheCanterburyTales Geoffrey Chaucer's]] patron.
** The vortigaunt should also not be confused with [[KingArthur Vortigern of Wales]].
* Are '''The Founders''' [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine the shape-shifting leaders of the Dominion]], or [[Series/{{Charmed}} a group of elder Whitelighters (guardian angels)]]?
* The '''[=GameCube=]''' (written with CamelCase) is [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube a Nintendo game console from the early 2000s]]. A '''Game Cube''' (with a space) is [[WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}} a representation of the User starting a computer game]]. Both are typically purple in color.
* The '''God-Emperor''', [[Literature/GodEmperorOfDune Lord of the Spice]], [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV founder of the Fou Empire]], [[Series/DoctorWho leader of the Daleks]], or [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} ruler of the Imperium of Man]]?
* The '''VideoGame/GodHand''' is one of two magically empowered arms used to fight the demon king Angra. It could also refer to [[{{Manga/Berserk}} a group of the most powerful demons]].
** Or [[VideoGame/ShadowHearts Lenny's]] OneWingedAngel form.
** "Godhand" is also the nickname of one of the fighters in Creator/SquareEnix's fighting game ''VideoGame/{{Ehrgeiz}}'', and has ever since been the name of a gauntlet-type weapon in practically every ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' game.
*** It is also a class one of your characters can evolve to in ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3''.
* '''Brian Griffin''': [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Wisecracking talking dog]] or [[KillingMrGriffin accidentally murdered English teacher]]?
** And if it's the latter, what about his wife Kathy Griffin? Is it her or the comedian?
* '''Hans Gruber''': German terrorist from ''Film/DieHard'', German schoolteacher-turned-Nazi supersoldier in ''Jack Staff'', or minor villain from ''OurManFlint''?
* '''Tommy Gunn''': [[Film/RockyV Rocky's protege]], or a gangster in ''ComicBook/AstroCity''?
** Not to be confused with the [[CoolGuns/SubmachineGuns Tommy Gun]].
* '''Jack Hammer''': Best pal of {{Deadpool}} better known as "Weasel", or a victim in the first ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' game?
** Or a fighter on steroids from ''Manga/BakiTheGrappler''.
** Not to be confused with the actual machine called the "jackhammer".
** Or with Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}'s suplex-slam finisher.
* '''Hawkeye''': [[ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} Marvel Universe archer/member]] of Comicbook/TheAvengers played by Creator/JeremyRenner? Wisecracking surgeon of the [[Series/{{MASH}} 4077th MASH]] played by Creator/AlanAlda? Sharpshooter/right hand woman to [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Roy Mustang]]? Or protagonist of ''Literature/TheLeatherstockingTales''?
* '''Henry Hill:''' [[Film/{{Goodfellas}} Did he always want to be a gangster]] (he was actually a real-life gangster), or did he, also known as Hank, [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill sell propane and propane accessories]]?
* '''Rick Hunter''', [[Series/{{Hunter}} L.A. homicide detective]] or [[{{Anime/Robotech}} ace veritech fighter pilot]]?
** Not in Japan, however; the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' character's real name is Hikaru Ichijo[[note]]He's also an ace "valkyrie" pilot.[[/note]].
** Rick Hunter is also the first of three people to portray the {{Postal}} Dude.
* '''John Hurt''' the actor got his first starring role in ''AManForAllSeasons'' around the time '''Mississippi John Hurt''' the blues singer died.
* '''"Ikachan"''' is a computer game created by Pixel (of ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' fame). '''"Ika-chan"''' is the name Sanae uses when referring to [[Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume Ika Musume (a.k.a. Squid Girl)]].
* One of the characters in ''QueerAsFolk'' is called '''Brian Kinney'''; that's also the civilian identity of [[ComicBook/AstroCity Altar Boy]].
* '''Arthur Kirkland''': [[Film/AndJusticeForAll A lawyer]], or [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia the anthropomorphic personification of England?]]
* '''Leroy Brown''': [[Literature/EncyclopediaBrown kid detective]] or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooq3JbWbdjk title character]] of a JimCroce #1 hit?
* '''ComicBook/LoisLane''' (a.k.a. "Bianca") of the musical ''Theatre/KissMeKate'' is always true to Bill in her fashion, but she probably isn't Franchise/{{Superman}}'s type.
* You want '''Doctor Light'''? Do you mean Arthur Light, TheDCU villain; Kimiyo Hoshi, TheDCU ''heroine''; or Thomas Xavier Light, the creator of ''VideoGame/MegaMan''?
** You [[Wiki/SCPFoundation missed one]].
** And Dr. Wright in the SNES version of ''VideoGame/SimCity'', who is named after Will Wright, the founder of the series.
* '''Lucky Star''': {{Moe}} [[Anime/LuckyStar anime series]] about {{otaku}}dom and food, an early song by Music/{{Madonna}}, or a ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' item, or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_Star anything else named as such]].
* '''Oscar Madison'''--is your [[Theatre/TheOddCouple roommate your complete opposite]]? Have you [[Webcomic/TheWotch ever been turned into a woman]]?
* And [[OverlyLongGag speaking of]] '''[[OverlyLongGag Madonna]]''': A nickname for the virgin mother of [[Literature/TheBible mankind's possible savior]], or [[Music/{{Madonna}} a singer from Michigan]] who made a titanic career out of GettingCrapPastTheRadar?
* '''Hugh Mann''': Obscure [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] space hero, or a [[HughMann trope-naming]] badly disguised [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Decapodian spy]]?
* Oh look, it's '''Patricia Martin'''! Tell me, is she a [[Anime/LuckyStar school girl otaku]] or a [[VideoGame/{{Prototype}} geneticist who ends up getting eaten]]?
* Thanks to ''VideoGame/MegaMan'''s Robot Master NamingConventions, several comic book characters share names with Dr. Wily's creations, and by virtue of said convention you can expect their powers to be similar. [[Comicbook/XMen Ice Man]], Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}, and Shadow Man (ValiantComics, it's best not to dwell on it) immediately come to mind.
* When you say "'''Flashman'''" do you want [[Literature/{{Flashman}} the roguish Brit]], the [[Series/ChoushinseiFlashman Super Sentai team]], or the [[VideoGame/MegaMan2 Robot Master]]? Note that the DC character[[LegacyCharacter (s)]] that runs really fast is just TheFlash, though ''Funky'' Flashman is someone else entirely.
* '''Hawk Man''': [[ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} Thanagarian hero]] of TheDCU, or French ''{{Kinnikuman}}'' villain? They also have remarkably similar taste in headgear.
* There's also '''Junk Man''' from ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'', minor ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' malcontent Junkman, JimmyNeutron's Junkman, and ''ComicBook/AstroCity''[='=]s Junkman.
** Similarly, Kinnikuman antagonist Springman shouldn't be confused with ''VideoGame/MegaMan7'''s Spring Man.
* '''Mask Man'''. A [[Series/HikariSentaiMaskman Super Sentai series]], or a Korean MuchaLucha -esque cartoon?
* '''Brock Mason'''. [[VideoGame/DeadRising Ruthless and callous soldier]], or [[SurvivalOfTheFittest dyslexic jock]]?
** Or a guy who only shows up in one episode of {{Fillmore}}?
* '''VideoGame/MegaMan''' ''himself'' is an example. See [[http://www.mmhp.net/Appear/Influence.html this page]] for more details.
** On the topic of ''Mega Man'', it is not to be mistaken with ''Mega Men'', which is a brand of [[http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4021740 protein powder]].
* Does '''TheMaster'''...
** Have [[Series/DoctorWho six incarnations]]?
** Have [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate six wives]]?
** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Live under the library]]?
** [[VideoGame/{{Fallout}} Want to turn everyone into mutants]]?
** [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Is he the last of mankind]]?
** [[WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster Own a talking toaster]]?[[note]]His actual name is Rob. While all the Toaster and his friends know this, they still call him "the master".[[/note]]
** [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Lead a horde of evil magical creatures]]?
** [[Radio/TheNavyLark Live in Sardinia and plot the overthrow of the world while being voiced by]] Creator/JonPertwee?
* '''Matilda''' may be:
** The one who'll take your money and run to Venezuela, as sung by Harry Belafonte.
** [[Literature/{{Matilda}} A precocious bookworm with telekinetic powers.]]
** [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Spelled with an h]], ''Film/TheProfessional'''s DamselInDistress.
** [[ICallItVera A handgun]] in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', named after the ''Professional'' character.
** [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic The love interest, and later wife, of Cranky Doodle Donkey.]]
* '''Mikazuki''': The [[VideoGame/KantaiCollection Mutsuki-class Destroyer]], or [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Tekkadan's Ace Gundam Pilot?]] Probably counts as GenderBlenderName, as well...
* '''Minus''' is the designation for a group of antisocial children with superpowers in ''Manga/MedakaBox''. It should be pointed out that none of the children are actually ''named'' Webcomic/{{minus}}... even though she'd fit right in!
* The name "'''Monster Bash'''" can refer to a number of things, including:
** [[Pinball/MonsterBash A pinball machine]] that portrays a number of famous movie monsters as rock band.
** A series of 30 second shorts that aired on the [[USANetwork USA]] Cartoon Express during commercial breaks.
** Any number of various parties, celebrations, or events that have a Halloween / "monster" theme.
** A little known arcade game made by Creator/{{Sega}} in the early 1980s.
* The prepubescent hero of the 1986 fantasy film ''Troll'' is named '''Harry Potter'''. Unlike the more famous Literature/HarryPotter he isn't a wizard, although he does wield magic weapons for part of the movie, and he fights a troll.
** Creator/PGWodehouse's novel ''Uncle Dynamite'' includes the dimwitted Police Constable Harold Potter, and also a girl named Hermione.
** [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Harold Potter...first victim of Creatures from Another World.]]
** The ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' cartoon, which predated the novels, just happened to also feature a bespectacled preteen wizard named Harry.
** The antagonist in the wheelchair in ''ItsAWonderfulLife''? Henry F. Potter.
* There's a scene in ''TheProposition'' where Charlie Burns briefly uses the alias '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Murphy_(disambiguation) Charles Murphy]]'''. It's also possible that John Hurt's character, Jellon Lamb, was named after a dinner.
* '''James Murphy''' was LCD Soundsystem. '''Jim Murphy''' was an Australian wine dealer. ''Jimmy Murphy'' ([[AdaptationNameChange most of the time]]) is Alex Murphy's son before Alex was transformed into Franchise/RoboCop.
* '''Navi''', [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime helpful but]] [[StopHelpingMe annoying fairy]]. Navi, [[Anime/SerialExperimentsLain extreme graphical interface computer that puts you INTO the web]], or [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork the short term of Net-Navi, aka "Network Navigator", basically artificial intelligences walking on the Internet.]] ''The'' Na'vi, [[Film/{{Avatar}} outgunned but determined space elves.]]
** Or a [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger robot parrot who helps find treasure?]]
** Or even [[HeavyMetalUmlaut Nävis]], heroine of [[ComicBook/{{Sillage}} a series of French graphic novels]]?
* '''Nemo''': [[ComicStrip/LittleNemo A little boy who finds adventures in his dreams]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} Francine Frensky's pet cat]], [[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo a little fish who has to be found]], or the Weather Channel's name given to the most famous snowstorm of the 2012-13 winter storm season? And there's Jules Verne's [[Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Captain Nemo]]! WordOfGod says that Pixar's Nemo is a ShoutOut to Verne's Nemo.
* '''Thomas Jerome Newton''': He doesn't belong on this Earth in both ''TheManWhoFellToEarth'' and ''Series/{{Fringe}}''.
* '''Rachel Nichols''' is the star of ''Series/{{Continuum}}'' and an NBA reporter.
* '''Nirvana''' is both a ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} II'' level and a grunge band. Spookily, ''Doom II'' came out in the same year that Kurt Cobain killed himself, and the level has a shotgun on the ground in the first room in reference to this.
** Nirvana was also the name of two other bands that existed at the same time.
** Or Nirvana the '60s psychedelic band.
** Prior to that [[WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} Rory Llewellyn (AKA: Riot of The Stingers)]] was in a band called Nirvana when he was in the army after going AWOL.
* '''Duke Nukem''': [[VideoGame/DukeNukem Eponymous egotistical chauvinistic protagonist]], or [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers radiation-powered villain]]? This bugged the developers of the former enough to consider changing his name to "Duke Nuk'''''u'''''m" until they found out that the latter's name wasn't trademarked.
** The HumongousMecha in the finale of ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIIIThePiratesOfPestulon'' are called Nukem Dukem robots.
* '''Oathkeeper''' is the name of a CoolSword and memento that was named for and represents a promise to another - but is it the Valyrian steel sword wielded by [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Brienne]] [[Series/GameOfThrones of Tarth]] or the Keyblade wielded by [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Sora and Roxas]]?
* '''The Paper''': a paperkinetic ditzy {{meganekko}} from ''Anime/ReadOrDie'', or a time-and-space-transcending piece of paper belonging to [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]]?
** Or a WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|SquarePants}} episode?
* '''Photon''' is either the original version of lasertag (which spawned a TV series), or an anime series, one of two Marvel Comics characters, the name of a form of energy in ''Manga/DragonBall'', or the name of a light-elemental spell in the Franchise/TalesSeries.
* '''Raphael''' is either a [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles sai-wielding turtle]], [[VideoGame/YoshisIsland a raven enlarged by Kamek to battle Yoshi on the moon]], or a [[VideoGame/SoulSeries rapier-wielding vampire.]] He was also a Renaissance artist who the turtle was named after.
* '''Raven.''' [[Series/ThatsSoRaven A precognitive teen with a knack for trouble]], [[Webcomic/ElGoonishShive a badass half-Immortal history teacher]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia a middle-aged lecherous archer]], [[VideoGame/SuikodenV an experienced thief who joins a prince's army]], [[Videogame/{{Tekken}} a badass ninja/operative]], a [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe badass mercenary with a grudge against House Ostia]], [[VideoGame/BeatDown Irish thug who seeks revenge against the Mafia]], [[ComicBook/TeenTitans a empathic DC comics superheroine]] turned [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Cartoon Network icon]], the [[Wrestling/{{Raven}} most famous ring name of professional wrestler Scott Levy]], or a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raven_(UK_TV_series) a teenager with psychic powers who turns out to be the latest incarnation of KingArthur]]?
* '''Jaime Reyes''', 3rd ComicBook/BlueBeetle or [[VideoGame/DeusEx UNATCO doctor]]?
* '''Sam Carter''' and [[Series/StargateSG1 air force space adventurer]], [[Film/TheThing2011 helicopter pilot]], or [[VideoGame/DeusEx jaded anti-terrorist quarter master]]?
* Both ''Series/TwentyFour'' and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' have characters named '''Ramon Salazar'''.
* '''Greg Sanders''' (spelled Saunders in recent appearances) is the civilian identity of Vigilante, a founding member of the ComicBook/SevenSoldiers. It is also the name of one of the investigators in Series/{{CSI}}.
* There is a minor character in the novel ''The Accidental Tourist'' named '''Dana Scully'''. No, this character is not [[Series/TheXFiles a skeptical FBI agent who investigates the paranormal]]. In fact, he's a dude.
* The 1939 book ''Day of the Locust'', and the 1975 film adaptation thereof, feature a character named '''Homer Simpson'''. ''TheSimpsons'' is not a ShoutOut, though; WordOfGod is that Homer Simpson was named after Homer Groening, Matt's father.
* '''Snips''', is it a nickname for Ahsoka, used by Anakin from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' cartoon, or one of the bad guys from ''TheLegendaryStarfy''?
** [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Or is it a murderous crab under the employ of the Zookeeper]]?
** Or [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic a not-too-bright unicorn with a friend named Snails]]?
* A year before the first ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode, Jack Vance's story ''Star King'' featured a second-string villain who used the alias '''Mr. Spock.''' Not to mention the author of the popular baby care book (who was actually known popularly as ''Dr.'' Spock).
* "'''Starlite'''" is the name of RainbowBrite's horse. A "'''Starlyte'''" is the actual "gun" used in Worlds of Wonder's version of "Lazer Tag" (which was copyrighted with this particular spelling)[[note]]The current version by Hasbro just calls it a "blaster"[[/note]]. And a "'''Starite'''" is something [[{{Scribblenauts}} Maxwell]] is obsessed with collecting.
* The '''sands of time''', a curse in a specific ''Franchise/PrinceOfPersia'' continuity or the landscape when traveling through time in ''Series/KamenRiderDenO''? In ''Theatre/{{Kismet}}'', it's just the title of a song based on Borodin's "In the Steppes of Central Asia."
* '''''{{Tempest}}''''' the arcade game, and '''''Theatre/TheTempest''''' the Creator/WilliamShakespeare play. Additionally, ''ForbiddenPlanet'' (which is based upon ''Theatre/TheTempest'') has monsters from the deeps (of the human psyche), whilst ''{{Tempest}}'' has monsters from the deeps (of variously-shaped pits).
** Or Tempest, the arte being used by [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Lloyd Irving]] and several other Franchise/TalesSeries characters.
** Then there's [[{{Series/Stingray1964}} Troy Tempest]], who battles monsters from the ''ocean'' deeps.
* '''Tinstar''': A segment on ''TheSchnookumsAndMeatFunnyCartoonShow'' or a SuperNintendo game?
** And there's Tin Star the short-lived rock band best known for the song "Head".
* Creator/PGWodehouse's famous character [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Bertie Wooster]] has an '''Uncle Tom''', but not [[Literature/UncleTomsCabin the racist kind]]. It's just that his Aunt Dahlia married a man named Tom Travers.
* While most people know '''Series/{{Ultraman}}''' as a Japanese giant hero, Franchise/{{Superman}} has an EvilCounterpart also called Ultraman. This character even preceded the more well-known Ultraman by two years.
** Either of those two might have been the inspiration for ''My Secret Identity'''s Andrew Clements (played Jerry O'Connell) to call himself Ultraman when Dr. Jeffcoate's experiment accidentally gave him superpowers.
** And all of them were preceded by at least a quarter century by "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra-Man Gary Concord, the Ultra-Man]]" a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] hero who first appeared in All-American Comics #8 in 1939.
** Speaking of Ultraman, is Gomess the very first [[http://ultra.wikia.com/wiki/Gomess Ultra monster]] or a [[http://zelda.wikia.com/wiki/Gomess boss]] in Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda ?
** What about Dodongo? Is he an [[http://ultra.wikia.com/wiki/Dodongo Ultra kaiju]] or a [[http://zelda.wikia.com/wiki/Dodongo Legend of Zelda enemy]] that Link can't wait to bomb?
** Red King - iconic [[http://ultra.wikia.com/wiki/Red_King Ultra kaiju]] or [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Through the Looking-Glass character]]?
** Is Garan an [[http://ultra.wikia.com/wiki/Garan Ultra monster]] created by Yapool or [[Franchise/{{Bionicle}} a matoran]] [[http://bionicle.wikia.com/wiki/Garan from Voya Nui?]]
* '''Susan Walker''', of ''Theatre/OnceInALifetime'' and ''Series/{{Coupling}}'': two '''very''' different young women.
** And neither of them is the woman who ran Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in ''MiracleOn34thStreet''.
* '''James Wilson''': American Founding Father [[SeventeenSeventySix portrayed]] as a meek "non-entity" who doesn't want to be remembered, or a doctor who's best friends with Series/{{House}}?
* '''George Wilson''': perpetually exasperated neighbor to ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|US}}'' or the slightly worrisome car mechanic from ''TheGreatGatsby''?
* '''Mary Worth''': meddlesome US newspaper comics protagonist or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Mary_%28folklore%29 ghost]]?
* A ''double'' cross-media example from ''within the same franchise''. Gary Oak's sister is named '''Daisy''' in the ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' game, and '''May''' in ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'' manga. Unfortunately, the anime has reserved both names for completely unrelated recurring characters. Naturally, bringing Gary's sister into FanFiction causes a lot of head scratching unless written quite clearly, as using ''either'' name for the poor girl will get her mixed up with someone else either in or closely related to the main cast.
** For bonus points, in ''Electric Tale of Pikachu'' Ash had a crush on May Oak, and [[{{Shipping}} shippers]] will occasionally pair Ash with May from the anime as well. It's like an [[WhosOnFirst Abbott and Costello routine]] just waiting to happen.
* '''Kiba Daioh''' (Great King Fang): The leader of the Kiba Clan from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''? Or the [[CombiningMecha combined form]] of the [[SixthRanger Kiba Ranger's]] [[HumongousMecha giant robot]] and four other mechas from ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger''? Or the combination of Unicorn Drill and Leo Circle from ''Anime/GearFighterDendoh''?
* '''Red Falcon''': The evil alien army from the ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' series? Or the Red Ranger from ''Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman''?
* The '''Egg Emperor''' from the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' franchise. Is it the FinalBoss (not counting [[PerfectRunFinalBoss Metal Overlord]]) of ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', or the Japanese codename for E-99, the {{Humongous|Mecha}} TransformingMecha from ''SonicX''?
* '''Jack [[spoiler:Ryan]]''' -- Famous Creator/TomClancy hero or ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}''? [[WildMassGuessing Or both]]?
* '''Itsuki''' the esper? From the ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' series or the Elite Four member in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' (Will in English)?
** There's also [[Manga/YuYuHakusho "Gatekeeper" Itsuki]], a demon with the ability to breach through dimensions and control lesser demons from other worlds.
** And there's Itsuki, the WholesomeCrossdresser StudentCouncilPresident who will [[Anime/HeartCatchPrettyCure "light the darkness in your heart".]]
* The nation of '''Belka''', with its Germanic airs - A homeland of [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha powerful mage-warriors]] or [[AceCombat skilled fighter pilots]]?
** Speaking of Belka, there's a small village within it named Arlon, pronounced exactly the same as [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Arlen, Texas]].
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' was also used in a gag on ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' several years earlier.
* Who is '''Doctor Evil''': the {{archenemy}} of AustinPowers, or DCComics hero Captain Action?
* The Music/{{Gorillaz}} biography ''Rise of the Ogre'' makes reference to a preteen Murdoc's run-in with a bully named '''Tony Chopper''', who apparently has no connection to '''''Tony-Tony'' Chopper''' of ''Manga/OnePiece''.
* '''Gou Hibiki''': [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Dan Hibiki's]] father? Or the name of Anime/SpeedRacer in the Japanese version of ''Mach [=GoGoGo=] '97''
* '''G-Force'''. [[Film/GForce A group of Disney rodents with gizmos]] or a certain [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman group of science ninjas]]...
** Also not to be confused with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-force the unit for measuring an object's graviational pull]].
** And not to be confused with a group dedicated with finding and stopping [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} a certain gigantic green, atomic fire-breathing lizard]].
** Or the fourth game on the horrendous ''VideoGame/{{Action 52}}''.
* '''Steve Austin''': Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan or the Wrestling/{{WWE}} [[StoneColdSteveAustin superstar]]?
** The latter actually was named for the former, as one of his nicknames, "The Bionic Redneck", suggest.
* '''The Brood''' are either ''ComicBook/XMen'' villains or a ProfessionalWrestling stable consisting of Wrestling/{{Edge}}, Wrestling/{{Christian}}, and [[Wrestling/DavidHeath Gangrel]] (and later The Hardys).
** Also the name for an almost-extinct [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII Dragon Clan]].
* '''The Beast''' is an ''Comicbook/XMen'' member, a FairyTale [[Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast character]], famous fighting game tournament player Daigo Umehara, a low-level ''[[VideoGame/NintendoWars Advance Wars: Days of Ruin]]'' villain, or {{Satan}}.
** Or the antagonist of ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall''.
* Does anyone want to see a battle between '''[[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Alucard]]''' and '''[[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Alucard]]'''?
* There is '''ComicBook/TheSandman''', [[Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}} The Sandman]], [[{{Wrestling/ECW}} The Sandman]], and... [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows The Sandman]].
** You forgot about [[Music/{{Metallica}} the Sandman]]!
** For that matter, there's also Mr. Sandman[[note]]The song by The Chordettes; perhaps best known by its cover version by The Four Aces, which appeared in Film/BackToTheFuture.[[/note]] and [[VideoGame/PunchOut Mr. Sandman]].
** All of the above were named after the Sandman, the mythical being who makes people go to sleep with magic sand (which the Metallica song references).
* '''(The) Thing''': [[Comicbook/FantasticFour a rocky superhero]], [[Series/TheAddamsFamily a disembodied hand]], or [[Film/TheThing1982 an extraterrestrial abomination]]?
* '''Blue Falcon''': a blue-clad Creator/HannaBarbera superhero and [[DynomuttDogWonder Dynomutt's]] companion? The giant mech in ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog''? Or [[VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} Captain Falcon's]] ship? It doesn't help matters that Captain Falcon himself is often [[IAmNotShazam mistakenly called]] "Blue Falcon" and bears a bit of a resemblance to the Hanna-Barbera character.
* '''Blood Falcon''': Captain Falcon's EvilCounterpart? or the terrorist group in ''Series/{{Contra}}: Shattered Soldier''?
* '''Andros''', [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Red Ranger]], or '''Andross''' [[VideoGame/StarFox the one with the brains to rule Lylat]]?
* '''Black Condor''': A DC Comics superhero? Or the Black Ranger from ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman''?
* Who owns a parrot named '''Iago'''? Is it [[Franchise/{{Tintin}} Bianca Castafiore]] or Jafar in Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''?
** The Disney one was named after the villain from Shakespeare's ''Theatre/{{Othello}}''. The Tintin one was named after the villain from Verdi's opera based on ''Othello''. Confused yet?
* '''[[VideoGame/MegaMan5 Star Man]]''', not to be confused with [[VideoGame/{{MOTHER}} Starman]], [[Music/DavidBowie Starman, waiting in the sky]], [[SuperMario Starman, waiting in a ? block]] or [[Comicbook/{{Starman}} the Knight family.]]
** Or [[Film/{{Starman}} Jeff Bridges]].
*** [[AWinnerIsYou A winner may be you]] if you pick Star Man in the NES title ''VideoGame/ProWrestling''.
** Also a Eurobeat song by Jimmy Bravo (David di Marcantonio [[IHaveManyNames aka John Desire et al.]]), which may be a ShoutOut to the David Bowie song.
** Also an episode of ''Series/DueSouth''.
* Both ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' and ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' featured characters named '''Friar Bellows.'''
* '''Dirk ''the'' Daring''' from ''DragonsLair'' is not to be confused with '''Dirk Daring''', the [[DubNameChange name change]] given to Joe Asakura in the ''G-Force'' dub of ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman''.
* '''Rerun''': Younger brother of [[{{Peanuts}} Lucy and Linus van Pelt]], or friend of Roger and Dwayne on ''What's Happening!!''?
* Try not to confuse '''Jim Halper''t'',''' [[Series/TheOfficeUS a smug and sexy paper salesman]] with '''Lt. Jim Halper''in'',''' [[Film/TwelveMonkeys a skeptical hard-ass cop from the past/present/1996]].
* '''Mike Brady''', head of [[Series/TheBradyBunch the Brady household]] or the [[Film/{{Slugs}} heroic health inspector]]?
* '''Goemon''' is the name of a character in ''Franchise/LupinIII'', and also the name of the protagonist of the ''MysticalNinja'' series.
** Both are named after the legendary Japanese bandit UsefulNotes/IshikawaGoemon though, so it's not a coincidence in this case.
* '''''Film/{{Avatar}}''''' the film, or ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''? To avoid TitleConfusion (and possible lawsuits) [[Film/TheLastAirbender the film adaptation]] of the latter dropped the ''Avatar'' from the title.
** As for someone titled '''the Avatar''', you might go for the aforementioned Avatar of four elements or [[Franchise/{{Ultima}} the Avatar of the eight virtues]].
* Creator/JamesCameron's '''''DarkAngel''''' (which also had a video game adaptation) vs. ''Dark Angel: Vampire Apocalypse'' (a horrible PS2 game).
** Not to mention the Creator/DolphLundgren movie ''Film/IComeInPeace'', also known as ''Dark Angel''.
* '''Sugar Ray''' (Leonard), a boxer, Sugar Ray (Robinson), another boxer, and Sugar Ray (named after Leonard) the rock band.
* '''Ayla''' of ''Literature/ClanOfTheCaveBear'' and Ayla of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. The latter is also somewhat of a ShoutOut to the former, since both characters are prehistoric women. Ayla (pronounced eye-la, from Turkish) is also an [[IHaveManyNames alias]] of electronica musician Ingo Kunzi (aka DJ Tandu).
* '''Balrog''' can refer to: the demon from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', the Flying Fortress in ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}'', the final boss of ''VideoGame/{{Cadash}}'', the boxer in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' (or the Spaniard [[DubNameChange if you prefer to stick with the Japanese names]]), the RecurringBoss in ''VideoGame/CaveStory'', Balrog Lune from ''SaintSeiya'', the Balrog in ''MapleStory'', or one of the aliens from ''{{VideoGame/Insaniquarium}}''.
* '''The Scarecrow'''. Creator/DCComics villain, Creator/MarvelComics villain, [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz brain-lacking Oz resident]], alias of the [[Literature/DoctorSynTheScarecrow Reverend Doctor Christopher Syn]] or [[Music/PinkFloyd Syd Barratt]] song? And what about [[Creator/MatthewReilly a badass US Marine whose real name is Shane Schofield]]? Remove the The and you have his callsign.
* '''Jack Wade''' is both the name of a CIA operative who assists Film/JamesBond in ''Film/GoldenEye'' and the protagonist of the video game ''VideoGame/{{Headhunter}}.''
* '''Scar''': [[Disney/TheLionKing Treacherous brother of pride leader Mufasa]] or [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist religiously-motivated serial killer who comes to understand and resent the cycle of revenge?]]
** Or [[TheSearchers murderous Comanche war chief]]?
** Or [[Characters/GLBlackLanternCorps Guardian of the Black Lantern Corps]]?
* There's an ''ComicBook/IronMan'' knockoff titled '''''Metal Man''''', which is the name of a Robot Master from ''VideoGame/MegaMan2''.
* '''''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''''' the anime series, and Clannad the band.
* Talla 2XLC had a song called '''"Descent 3"''', which came out about two years before the game of the same name. Weird coincidence.
* '''[[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Cheese]]''' and [[Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}} The Cheese]]. Don't get them mixed up (considering one's [[TheDitz basically incompetent]] and the other's [[PhysicalGod basically omnipotent]], this shouldn't be too difficult).
** And Cheese, Cream's pet Chao from Franchise/{{Sonic the Hedgehog}}.
** And the robot C.H.E.E.S.E. from the ShowWithinAShow "Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E." on ''{{Friends}}''.
** And of course, '''[[RockosModernLife THE CHEESE]]!''' '''[[MemeticMutation THE BEST CHARACTER ON THE SHOW!]]'''
* A '''Candroid''' is a RobotMe named after Candace Flynn in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. Another type of Candroid is a RobotBuddy that transforms from a soda can in ''Series/KamenRiderOOO''.
* '''Kasumi Asou''' is the name of a gorgeous PhantomThief in the manga ''Manga/CityHunter'', and the name of a gorgeous teacher in the DatingSim ''[[TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial 2]]''.
* The {{Big Bad}}s of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and the earlier ''Franchise/PrinceOfPersia'' games are both viziers named '''Jafar''' (the latter's is spelled with two f's), which was also the name of a character in ''The Arabian Nights'', although that one wasn't a villain. All three were actually named after a real UsefulNotes/GrandVizierJafar.
** There is also an assassin named [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Jaffar]], although that's not really the subject.
* '''Zurg''' from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', or the '''Zerg''' from ''StarCraft''?
* '''Chimera''' was a monster in Greek mythology, the name of an order of cartilaginous fishes, a monster in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'', and the alien race in ''VideoGame/{{Resistance}}'' (who actually look rather similar to the ''RE'' monsters).
** Don't forget that Chimeras are also hybrids of animals in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
** Chimaeras (originally named Wyverns) are recurring foes in the ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' franchise.
** Chimaera is also a rock band.
** And the Ultimate Chimera from ''{{VideoGame/MOTHER 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl''.
** Also a recurring boss in ''MagicSword'' and ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'', and a {{mook}} in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII''.
** And the flagship of [[TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Mitth'raw'nuruodo]] and [[HandOfThrawn Admiral Gilad Pellaeon]].
** And real life humans or animals who've absorbed deceased siblings and carry both their own DNA and the dead twin's.
** Also, half-alien shapeshifters from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'',
* '''Candy Candy''': [[Manga/CandyCandy classic shojo anime]], or ''WebComic/AxeCop'' villain with the power to excrete explosive cars?
* '''[[Franchise/{{Batman}} Harley Quinn]]''' is SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's young female apprentice, while [[Literature/TheMysteriousMrQuin Harley Quin]] (originally Quinn) is one of Creator/AgathaChristie's (male) detectives, created over sixty years earlier. Both, of course, are a play on the word Harlequin.
* '''Bill Williamson''' is the protagonist of Uwe Boll's ''Film/{{Rampage}}'' and an outlaw in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption''.
* The main character of [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0078/0078_01.asp this Chick tract]] is named '''[[FanFic/HalfLifeFullLifeConsequences John Freeman.]]'''
* '''Zuko''': [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender banished prince of the Fire Nation]] or [[{{Grease}} dancing and singing John Travolta]]? Or a mobster who killed [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Robin's parents]]? Or maybe a [[Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker member of a pirate crew]]? Or [[DueSouth another mobster who killed Louie Gardino]]?
** Or maybe a [[http://senorfuego-zuko.livejournal.com/683.html powdered Mexican soft drink?]]
* '''(The) Brain''': a BrainInAJar from ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'' or a brainy mouse from ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain''?
** Or TheSmartGuy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''?
** Or perhaps a certain [[Wrestling/BobbyHeenan "weaselly" wrestling manager]]?
** Or was he a convict who helped the president of the United States [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork get out of a post-apocalyptic New York]]?
* '''Pippin''' generally goes barefoot and has some sort of objection to SelfImmolation. Is he [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings a hobbit sidekick in a high fantasy tale]] or [[Theatre/{{Pippin}} the everyman title character of a musical]] or [[{{Manga/Berserk}} that big guy]]?
** Or Apple's [[UsefulNotes/{{Pippin}} failed attempt]] to enter the console market?
** Or Johnny Thunder's female sidkick in Lego's ''Adventurers'' line.
* '''Shiki''': We have [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Shiki, SHIKI]], [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Shiki]], [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Shiki]], the {{Shiki}}, [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Eiki Shiki]], [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Shiki]] [[Manga/BlackCat Shiki]], [[Manga/HanaNoMiyako Shiki]] (though this one's pretty obscure), and last but not least, [[Anime/OnePieceFilmStrongWorld Shiki]].
* '''Lumpy''' is a [[Videogame/KingdomOfLoathing blob monster]], [[MooseAreIdiots idiotic]] [[WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends moose]], [[Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial Chewbacca's son]], [[Franchise/WinnieThePooh heffalump]], [[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor mouse turned- oil tycoon]], and many others.
* '''Lammy''': [[WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends a schizophrenic lamb]], or [[VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper a guitarist in a band?]]
** Or [[MightyMorphinPowerRangers Scorpina's]] Japanese name.
* '''The Avengers''': [[Comicbook/TheAvengers The Marvel Universe super-hero team]] or the [[Series/TheAvengers British spy series]]?
** This resulted in a MarketBasedTitle for the 2012 Avengers movie, which is called ''Avengers Assemble'' in the British Isles.
* '''Captain Stern(n)''': A character from ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire''/''Emerald'' (and he also made an appearance in the anime), or the titular character from a segment from ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal''.
* '''Cooper''': [[VideoGame/DinoCrisis A soldier who travels to an island, is chased through a jungle and then devoured by an enormous predatory dinosaur]], or [[Film/JurassicParkIII a soldier who travels to an island, is chased through a jungle and then devoured by an enormous predatory dinosaur]]. Huh...
* '''Kida''', [[Literature/{{Durarara}} a Japanese boy]] voiced by Creator/MamoruMiyano, or [[Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire an Atlantean princess]] voiced by Creator/CreeSummer?
* '''Roger Smith''': [[Anime/TheBigO Negotiator]], or [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad alien]]? Or is he the "Roger" of MichaelMoore's documentary ''Roger and Me'', the RealLife CEO of General Motors?
* '''Brother Bear''': One of Literature/TheBerenstainBears or [[Disney/BrotherBear an animated Disney movie?]]
* '''Jiraishin''': Is ''Manga/{{Jiraishin}}'' a hardboiled detective manga by Tsutomu Takahashi? Or the HumongousMecha from ''Series/SekaiNinjaSenJiraiya''? The kanji used to spell both names are different, though.
* '''Shin Asuka''': Series/UltramanDyna? Or the angsty pilot from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''?
* '''Bert and Ernie''': [[Series/SesameStreet Two roommates with very different personalities]] or [[ItsAWonderfulLife a taxi driver and a cop]]?
** This one is actually lampshaded in the ChristmasSpecial ''Elmo Saves Christmas'', which has a [[ItsAWonderfulPlot Wonderful Life Plot]].
** And it actually ''is'' a ShoutOut.
* '''Renaldo''': A soccer player or [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Dangeresque's boss]].
* '''Hatchet''': [[Literature/BriansSaga A 1987 Gary Paulsen novel]], and a 2006 {{slasher|Movie}} [[Film/{{Hatchet}} movie]].
* One of the segments in the 1932 AnthologyFilm ''If I Had a Million'' has characters named '''[[RockyAndBullwinkle Bullwinkle and Peabody]]'''.
* One villain from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' is actually a MonsterClown named '''[[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Mr. Mime]]'''.
* '''''Mathman''''' is the name of a ShowWithinAShow on ''Series/SquareOneTV'' parodying ''PacMan'', and also a PC math edutainment game.
* '''Oz''': a [[Literature/LandOfOz magical land]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Australia}} a real land]], a KevinNash gimmick, a {{Creator/HBO}} [[Series/{{Oz}} crime series]], a [[TheSixties late-1960s]] British underground magazine, a [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer werewolf musician]], a [[Film/AmericanPie lacrosse player-turned choirboy]], or a [[Film/TheWholeNineYards dentist who gets mixed up with the Hungarian mob]]?
* The book '''''Bringing Down The House''''' became ''Film/TwentyOne'' in order to avoid TitleConfusion with [[Film/BringingDownTheHouse that other film]].
* '''Red Robin''' is both a restaurant chain and a superhero identity in Franchise/{{Batman}} currently used by Tim Drake.
* '''Stephen Black''' the lowly servant with a glorious destiny from ''Literature/JonathanStrangeAndMrNorrell'', or '''Steven Black''', the one-shot Wayne Brady character on ''Series/ThirtyRock''. And yes, both of them ''are'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin black.]]
* '''Hakumen''': [[VideoGame/BlazBlue one of the Six Heroes who fought against the Black Beast]], or [[Manga/UshioAndTora a nine-tailed fox demon bent on destroying the world one nation at a time for its own enjoyment]]? (Although the latter is properly known as Hakumen no Mono.)
* They may have different surnames, but two works share a titular character of '''Arthur''': [[Film/{{Arthur}} a Dudley Moore movie about a drunken heir]], and [[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} a cartoon series about a young aardvark]].
* '''Muk''' is either a [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} living mass of sludge]] or [[WesternAnimation/{{Balto}} a polar bear.]]
* A '''Soul Gem''' sure sounds like a powerful item... but tell us, is it one of the Infinity Gems in the MarvelUniverse, a device used to capture souls for use in recharging magic items in the ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' universe, or a key magical girl item in the universe ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''?
* There's '''Gary''' [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants A pet snail belonging to an idiot sponge]] (or [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash's rival]]) and '''Garry''' [[Film/TheThing1982 a human Antarctic base commander]] as well as '''Gerry''' and '''Gerry''', a pair of hikers from a movie called ''Film/{{Gerry}}''.
* Are the '''Coneheads''' [[{{Coneheads}} cone-headed aliens]] or [[{{Transformers}} cone-headed robots]] or [[VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies zombies wearing road cones on their heads?]]
* '''Buckethead:''' StageName of [[{{Music/Buckethead}} Brian Patrick Carroll]] or [[VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies zombies wearing buckets on their heads?]]
* '''Gibbs:''' [[Series/{{NCIS}} Leroy Jethro]], [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Joshamee]], or [[VideoGame/Left4Dead Jimmy Jr.]]?
* '''[=CeCe=]''' and '''C.C.''' One is a 13-year old dancer in a [[ShakeItUp TV Show.]] The other is the one who has [[Anime/CodeGeass Geass given to a Royal rebel.]] The latter however, is officially pronounced "C-2".
* In an episode of ''Street Fighter II V'', Ryu and Ken fight a pair of {{giant mook}}s named '''Sodom''' and Gomorrah. The anime aired before the former's namesake from ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' appeared as a playable character in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha''.
* '''Evolution''' [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} is]] [[PowerStable a]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvL4yWyjxSA mystery]]... it could refer to a [[Film/{{Evolution}} 2001 film]].
** Or a transforming Pokemon.
* '''Black Cat''' is [[Manga/BlackCat an anime]] and [[ClassyCatBurglar Felicia]] [[DatingCatwoman Hardy]] from {{Spider-Man}}.
* '''[[BrawnHilda Kharma]]''' is a female member of the Wrestling/{{WWE}}. [[LipstickLesbian Karma]] is a female member of the Comicbook/XMen.
* '''''The Darkness''''': [[ComicBook/TheDarkness Comic book]]-turned-[[VideoGame/TheDarkness video game]], or a [[Music/TheDarkness British falsetto-voiced rock band]] [[SignatureSong best]] (and in America, [[OneHitWonder only]]) known for the 2004 hit "I Believe In A Thing Called Love"?
* '''Zelda''': princess who usually needs rescuing from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series or an evil hag alien from {{Series/Terrahawks}}? Creator/RobinWilliams named his daughter after the former, as a recent advert for the 3DS shows.
** How about Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch's Aunt Zelda?
** Princess Zelda herself is named after Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of Francis Scott Fitzgerald.
** Zelda Van Gutters, dog reporter from the now defunct Nickelodeon Magazine.
** There's also a witch with that name in ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' films.
** And Literature/SeptimusHeap's aunt.
* '''''The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter''''': A 1940 novel by Carson [=McCullers=], or a Music/RebaMcEntire song?
* '''Nuts and Milk''': The eponymous {{Waddling Head}}s from an old video game, or two of the three mascot creatures in ''YesPrettyCure5''?
* '''Sam the Eagle''': [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Patriotic eagle]] or [[Series/TheMuppetShow patriotic eagle]]?
* '''Animus''': Able to [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed send you to the memories of your ancestors]], a [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce god in giant robot form,]] or the unconscious masculine side of the female psyche, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anima_and_animus according to Carl Jung]]?
* '''Click''' the appropriate links for the 2006 Creator/AdamSandler [[Film/{{Click}} film]] and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Click_%28game_show%29 kid's]] GameShow [[RetroactiveRecognition hosted by Ryan Seacrest]].
** Or a technology series from Creator/TheBBC.
** Not to be mistaken for the robotic mouse from Series/BetweenTheLions.
** Or the [[{{Franchise/Bionicle}} Scarabax Beetle that]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext befriends Mata Nui]].
** Don't forget the Clickteam company, best known for their Multimedia Fusion program.
* '''Young Frankenstein''' is a Creator/MelBrooks' [[YoungFrankenstein film]] and a ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' [[http://www.titanstower.com/source/whoswho/OYG/youngfrankenstein.html member]].
* '''Mister America''': ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' [[Characters/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica member]] and HulkHogan's CharlieBrownFromOuttaTown identity.
* '''Kimba''' is [[Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion an anime-styled white lion]] and the name of the heroes' team from the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''.
** There is also a NPC named Kimba in VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}
* '''Grace Holloway''' is [[VideoGame/BioShock2 a former jazz singer loyal to the Rapture Family]]... or maybe she was a [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie short-lived companion of The Doctor]].
* This happens to ''celestial bodies'', of all things, in this case '''Pandora'''. One is a [[Film/{{Avatar}} dangerous jungle moon with stores of unobtanium being harvested by corrupt corporate executives from earth]]. [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} The other is a barren wasteland planet resulting from strip mining by competing mega corps]] [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}} that also has stores of unobtanium being harvested by corrupt corporate executives]] Hilarious coincidence, as these two came out the same year.
** On another note, it could be [[Manga/MagicKaito a red doublet gem]].
* '''Wanda''' is either the fairy who guided [[SuperMarioBros Mario]] through levels when he had a bucket stuck on his head, or the fairy godmother of [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Timmy Turner]].
** Or [[AFishCalledWanda a fish]]...
** Or the Asian student in [[{{The Magic School Bus}} Ms. Valerie Frizzle's]] class.
* '''Wander''' is either the happy-go-lucky and exceedingly friendly critter from ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' or the morally ambiguous and single-minded archer from ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus''.
* '''Suzie Wong''' is a Chinese prostitute from a novel by RichardMason, and Henry's little sister on ''Anime/DigimonTamers''.
* '''Necron''': The final boss of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' or a ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' faction? Meanwhile, '''Nekron''' is either a DCComics supervillain or a BigBad from RhapsodyOfFire.
* '''Son Goku''': Hero from ''Manga/DragonBall'' and the Japanese pronounciation of Sun Wukong, [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest the Monkey King]].
** Also, one of the four leads of ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', which is also based off of ''Journey to the West''.
** Now, a [[Manga/{{Naruto}} tailed]] [[http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Son_Goku beast]].
* '''Billy West''': [[Creator/BillyWest Voice actor]] and [[VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfBayouBilly hero of the Bayou]].
* '''FATHER''': BigBad from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' or the one from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''? Or perhaps one of the central characters from ''Literature/{{Ragtime}}''?
* '''Sora''': Either [[KingdomHearts the Keybearer]], [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} a Chosen Child]], [[Anime/KaleidoStar an acrobat]], a minor character in ''[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto Shippuden]]'', [[VisualNovel/YosugaNoSora one half of an incestuous pair of twins]], or [[VideoGame/{{Sora}} the eponymous protagonist of a doujin]] ShootEmUp.
** What about [[LightNovel/NoGameNoLife one of two gamer stepsiblings who bear the moniker]] 『  』?
* '''Java''' is a caveman in both ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery'' (and ''Martin Mystère'', the Italian comics it's based on) and in DC Comics' ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}}-related titles.
** Also a programming language.
** Besides being an island in Indonesia and another name for coffee.
** And one of the Technos in The Tribe.
** Java is also a one-hit wonder Bubblegum Dance group, whose song "Sister Sister" gained fame through the line of ''Warfare Puppetry'' dancing terrorist dolls.
* '''Mrs. Cake''' is either [[Literature/{{Discworld}} a precognitive spiritualist]] or [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic co-owner of Sugarcube Corner]].
* Is '''Poochie''' [[YoshisIsland Yoshi's pet dog]] or [[TheItchyandScratchyShow an extremely hated cartoon dog]] voiced by [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson?]]
* '''[[JohnDiesAtTheEnd John and Dave]]''', the snarky hero and goofy best friend, or '''[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} John and Dave]]''', the goofy hero and snarky best friend?
* Princess '''Celestia''' from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' actually shares her name with [[http://www.shatters.net/celestia/ a popular astronomy software]].
** Not to mention a [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Celestia,_Lightsworn_Angel Lightsworn]] [[Franchise/YuGiOh Angel]] and [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa the Super Duper High School High Roller]].
** Related to this: '''Molestia''': the regnal name of Celestia's sister (who has a rather UnfortunateName and is {{Adorkable}}) in ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' or the nickname of Celestia's MemeticMolester self in ''Blog/AskPrincessMolestia''?
** Celestia's sister Luna shares her name with the Dream Suite manager from ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing: New Leaf''. {{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}} nearly confused the two in his LetsPlay of the game. [[OneOfUs Knowing Chugga]], though, that was most likely intentional.
* '''Elizabeth Halsey''' is of course the scientist who helps develop the SPARTAN program in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' and also a minor character in Creator/AynRand's ''Literature/TheFountainhead''.
* The claymation character '''Gumby''' has nothing to do with [[Creator/MontyPython a certain group of people who wear hankerchiefs on their heads, glasses, gumboots, sport toothbrush mustaches and talk in slow, loud, broken sentences who are fond of the sound of bricks being bashed together and often complain that their brains hurt]].
* '''Pulstar''' is either an electronic music piece by Vangelis, or a UsefulNotes/NeoGeo ''VideoGame/RType'' clone.
* '''Sanjūrō Sugata''': a student from [[KunioKun Nekketsu High School]], or the commander-in-chief of Series/HikariSentaiMaskman?
* '''Sector Seven''': are they trying to [[Film/{{Transformers}} hide the existence of the Transformers]], are they [[VideoGame/BlazBlue fighting against the forces of the NOL]], or are they just [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII a sector in Midgar destroyed by Shinra]], or one of ten sectors in the [[{{VideoGame/Iji}} D.C.M.F.P.R. Research Facility]]?
* '''Sector Z''': A space battleground for [[VideoGame/StarFox64 gunships, missiles,]] and [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros living Nintendo collectibles]], the legendary squadron that [[WesternAnimation/KidsNextDoor the Delightful Children from Down the Lane]] once were, or a screwy BonusDungeon {{VideoGame/Iji}} can enter?
* '''Joey Wheeler''': [[Anime/YuGiOh Yugi's]] blond friend or [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers the Planeteer with the power of fire]]?
* '''Bellatrix''' is [[Literature/HarryPotter a Death Eater loyal to Lord Voldemort]] or an Icelandic girls only rock group?
* '''Lothar''', the black man from ''ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician'' and ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'', meet '''Lothor''' the BigBad from ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm''.
* Is '''Clu''' [[CluCluLand a video game]] or [[Film/TronLegacy a computer program gone bad?]]
* '''Bust-A-Move''' is the name of Young MC's best known song, the overseas title of Taito's ''Puzzle Bobble'' arcade game, and the Japanese title of Enix's ''Bust-A-Groove'' rhythm game. Coincidentally, Taito is now owned by Square-Enix.
* '''Stephen Stills''': Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young guitarist, or ComicBook/ScottPilgrim's bandmate? It's an obvious shout-out given that there's also a "Young Neil"
* Is '''Morris''' [[MooseAreIdiots a moose with a unicorn tail]] or [[WesternAnimation/MiscellaneousDisneyShorts a midget moose?]]
** Or the world's most finicky ginger cat?
** Or a [[VideoGame/StardewValley representative of Joja Corporation]]?
* '''Team America''' can either be the [[Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice team of well-meaning patriots who cause a lot of destruction for America]] or a team of motorcycle daredevils from the MarvelUniverse.
* '''Survivor''': that [[Series/{{Survivor}} massively famous TV show]]? A certain [[Music/{{Survivor}} rock band]] that's a lot less famous (apart from [[Film/Rocky3 one song]]) wanted you to think otherwise.
* '''Ronin''': maybe a [[Comicbook/{{Ronin}} comic series set in feudal Japan]] written by Frank Miller, or a [[Film/{{Ronin}} film about secret agents no longer needed after the Cold War]], starring Robert De Niro.
* '''Kurt Wagner''': [[Franchise/XMen a loveable blue fuzzy mutant]] or [[Series/{{Dexter}} a crazy cultist and serial killer]]?
* Is '''Elmer''' [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife a rainbow patchwork elephant]], or [[SillySymphonies a misfit elephant who's in love with a tiger?]]
** [[ElmerFuddSyndrome "Actuawwy"]], [[Franchise/LooneyTunes he's a hunter who hunts wabbits]]. Huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh!
** Or the cow mascot of a glue company.
* '''Luke''' is either a [[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians blonde guy wielding a sword]], [[Franchise/StarWars a blonde guy wielding a lightsaber]], or [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss a red-haired guy wielding a sword]], [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine An irish narrow gauge engine who unintentionally sank a cuban one many years ago]], the assis- Ahem, apprentice to Franchise/ProfessorLayton, or a [[Franchise/AceAttorney blonde guy wearing a magnifying glass as a monocle]].
* '''Nyx''': BigBad of VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}, protagonist of ''FanFic/PastSins'', or a [[Anime/QueensBlade fiery wizard with a living scepter?]]
* '''The Best Night Ever''': ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver episode]] or [[FanFic/TheBestNightEver fanfiction]]?
* '''Edna''': [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Elementary school teacher in love with the principal]], [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles designer of the Incredibles' super suits]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4821436 female companion to three boys with the same name]], or [[VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria an earth seraph]]?
* There are at least 3 separate works titled ''Anime/{{Tamayura}}''. The one we have here on TVTropes is the {{anime}} adaptation of a SliceOfLife {{manga}}; another is a (heterosexual) VisualNovel about slaying demons from Akabei Soft2; and finally, a {{yaoi}} VisualNovel, unrelated to either of them, from Palmiers. To tell one from the others, the hetero VN has "soul" character for its tama while the yaoi one has [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything "ball"]].
* '''Black Heart''': [[Comicbook/GhostRider the son]] [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2 of Mephisto]], a boss from ''VideoGame/BattleGaregga'', or [[Franchise/{{Neptunia}} the moe personification of the PlayStation 3?]]
* '''Devastator''': Either a [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} giant robot made up of several smaller ones]], a [[Franchise/{{Bionicle}} giant biomechanical being capable of turning into sand, or an exploding battle-lance]]. Or perhaps some [[Toys/LEGOExoForce smaller robot dudes who ride in giant robot suits]]? Or even the [[Franchise/StarWars Imperial Star Destroyer]] that [[Film/ANewHope captured Princess Leia]]?
* '''Pokey the Pig''', one of Adam's few real possessions in ''I Am The Cheese'', and '''Pokey Minch''' ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS whose first name is actually Porky]]), Ness's pig-like {{Jerkass}} of a neighbor in VideoGame/EarthBound who becomes TheDragon and then the BigBad in ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}''.
** N-n-n-none of the them should be mi-m-mis-m-mista-mi-confused for [[Franchise/LooneyTunes "Porky Pig"]].
* '''Gauron''': Klingon warlord who hopes to lead the High Council and makes a deal to restore [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Worf's family honor,]] or an unhinged evil mercenary [[Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic mecha pilot.]]
* Both [[WizardsOfWaverlyPlace Tribeca Prep]] and [[Webcomic/ElGoonishShive Moperville North]] High School have teams with the unlikely name '''the Turkeys'''.
* '''Dakota North'''. [[MarvelComics Private detective]]? Or [[TrueJacksonVP supermodel]]?
* '''Jack and Rose''' are [[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} lovers]], [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty lovers from a century later]], [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0357110/ father and daughter]], [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} mortal enemies]], [[Series/DoctorWho Companions]], and JohnnyDepp's children (Jack and Lily-Rose).
* '''Bonkers''' could easily be a [[VideoGame/{{Kirby}} hammer-welding gorilla mini-boss]] or a [[WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}} cartoon bobcat police officer]]. Not to mention Bonker, [[ClayFighter a clay clown]] [[MonsterClown driven insane]], which is not to be confused with the real-life Bonkers the Clown. It's also the name of a candy, whose commercials involve giant fruit (plus a chocolate bar in one) falling on people who eat it, causing them to laugh.
* Is '''Luigi''' [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros an Italian plumber]], [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons an Italian chef]], or [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} an Italian car?]]
** Or is he [[Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera a violent knife knut?]]
* Is '''Kabuto''' [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} a trilobite]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Orochimaru's right-hand man]], [[PixarShorts a mean Japanese car]], or [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto a Kamen Rider?]]
* The name '''Jackson''' and the nickname '''Jax'''. But who could it be? [[MortalKombat Sonya's bionic-armed commanding officer]], [[Series/SonsOfAnarchy the recently-promoted president of a biker gang]], or (minus the Jackson) a female American Idol contestant?
* '''The White Queen''' is either [[ComicBook/XMen a former supervillainess-turned-X-woman]] or [[Film/AliceinWonderland an albinistic ruler of a fantasy world that detests physical violence?]] Or [[Manga/TailStar a character killed by her black counterpart?]] Or possible [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} a former ruler that became an exile.]]
* '''Chun-Li''': "[[Franchise/StreetFighter The Strongest Woman in the World]]" or [[SaintSeiya Dragon Shiryu's]] childhood friend?
** Or Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of Edward IV of England, in Phillippa Gregory's novel.
* '''Sadako.''' [[TheRing A girl with psychic powers who was thrown down a well?]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadako_Sasaki Or a Hiroshima bomb survivor]] [[ThousandOrigamiCranes famous for folding paper cranes before dying of leukemia?]]
* '''Rex'''. This can refer to [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory a toy dinosaur]], [[WesternAnimation/WereBackADinosaursStory a T-rex given artificial intelligence by an alien]], [[WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex a teenage boy in a]] CrapsackWorld [[WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex who can turn his body parts into machines]], [[Film/{{Babe}} a near-deaf sheepdog]], [[Series/{{Victorious}} Robbie's snarky puppet]], [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a green minimum-gauge engine who works on the Arlesdale Railway]], a droid pilot of the [=StarSpeeder=], and [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars a captain in the Clone Army]]. Notable in that the latter two are within the same franchise.
** Or was he a [[ItMakesSenseInContext guy who befriended dinosaurs because he was a dinosaur but then wasn't]] and ended up being [[Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG a crucial part in averting the apocalypse]].
* ''TheSaboteur'' has an evil British man named Bishop who is voiced by '''John Noble'''. On ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', John Noble plays Dr. Walter Bishop.
** '''Bishop''' is also the name of [[ComicBook/XMen a time travelling mutant]], [[Film/{{Aliens}} an android servant]], and a real life musician who debuted in 2016.
* '''RipVanWinkle''': one of the tropes on this website? The main character of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rip_Van_Winkle story with the]] TropeNamer? Or a musket mistress from ''{{Hellsing}}''?
* '''Montana Max''' is either [[TinyToonAdventures a greedy, villainous spoiled brat who runs the Acme Corporation]] or [[{{Hellsing}} the leader of a battalion of Nazi vampires who survived World War II and want to start a war of their own]].
* '''Dora''', [[DoraTheExplorer a young girl that teaches young viewers to speak English and Spanish]] or [[GoldenAxe a centaur fighting against evil]]?
** Or a Dwarven GenkiGirl [[VisualNovel/LorenTheAmazonPrincess Thief/Hunter]]?
** Or WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'s sister's first name, which she doesn't want most people to know...
** Or the owner of [[Webcomic/QuestionableContent Coffee of Doom]]?
* '''Uhura''' is [[BridgeBunny a communication officer]] [[Franchise/StarTrek on a starship]] or [[ActionMom a single mother warrior]] [[VideoGame/QuestForglory defending her tribe]]?
* '''John Shep(p)ard''': he's a military man who fights aliens and has a [[BoldlyComing unique]] approach to "first contact." But are you thinking of the one in the [[Franchise/MassEffect Navy]] or the one in the [[Series/StargateAtlantis Air Force]]?
** Or the one in the [[Film/SinkTheBismarck Royal Navy]]?
* '''Dr. [=McCoy=]''' is improbably well versed in all areas of medical science, biochemistry, and genetics, but does he serve on a [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries starship]] or at a [[Franchise/XMen school for gifted youngsters]]?
** And there's also a [[Series/LawAndOrder lawyer]] [=McCoy=].
* '''Mei Ling''': [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Li Shaoran's cousin]], [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} a Chinese gate-keeper from the Scarlet Mansion]], or [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid a Chinese-American Mission Control girl?]]
* Is '''Nora Walker''' the mother of [[BrothersAndSisters a large family]] or of a [[{{Tommy}} single blind, deaf, mute kid]]?
* '''Aqualung''' could be [[Music/JethroTull a song by Jethro Tull]], the stage name of Matt Hales, or [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII a really nasty water-based magic used by Jenova.]]
* '''Kuai Liang.''' [[RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms Adviser to Liu Biao?]] Or [[MortalKombat Bi-Han's little brother?]]
* '''Conan''': [[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian the barbarian]], [[Manga/DetectiveConan the detective]], or [[Creator/ConanOBrien the TV host]]?
* '''Echidna''': A [[Anime/QueensBlade mercenary Dark Elf]], an [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration artificial human]], or a [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII boss who always hangs from the ceiling]]?
** Or the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe leader of the Anti-Etruria rebellion on the Western Isles]]?
* '''Ramon''': a [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Mexican wrestler]], a [[Wrestling/ScottHall real-life American wrestler]], [[Series/ElChavoDelOcho a Mexican guy who lives in a neighborhood]], or [[Manga/FistOfTheBlueSky a Japanese guy who is better known as "Ryuken"]]?
* '''Panty''': a [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt horny angel?]] or a [[Animation/ElArca horny panther?]]
* '''Creator/MrT''' has nothing to do with Mr. & Mrs. T's Bloody Mary mixes. Nor was he connected to Mr. Tea, the Mr. Coffee spinoff invented by [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Father Guido Sarducci]]. And don't confuse him with Pat Morita's character in the short-lived sitcom ''Mr. T. & Tina''.
* '''Solaris''': [[Literature/{{Solaris}} a mysterious planet]] [[GeniusLoci covered in an intelligent ocean]] or [[GeniusLoci a living sun]] [[ComicBook/DCOneMillion from the 853rd century]]?
** Or the name of [[Fanfic/OnACrossAndArrow Princess Celestia's male counterpart]]?
** It's also the name of a UsefulNotes/{{UNIX}}-type OperatingSystem created at Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle)...
** And it's a Hyundai car.
** Also [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 a god locked away in a princess.]] Who may or may not exist anymore.
* '''Killer Bee.''' [[Franchise/StreetFighter Cammy's former Shadowlaw codename?]] (and one of her signature moves) [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Or A's younger brother and jinchuuriki to the Eight-Tails?]] [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed Or a manifestation of Dark Gaia?]]
* '''Hammerhead''': [[WesternAnimation/DinoRiders A Rulon general]] that [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs ride dinosaurs to wage war]], [[RammingAlwaysWorks a gangster who use his hard head]] [[SpiderMan to battle Spider-man]], [[TwistedMetal a monster truck driven by two high-school dropouts]], or [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 a hover-tank]]?
* '''Spider-Man''' and '''Batman''': [[SpiderMan costumed]] [[Franchise/{{Batman}} super heroes]] with AnimalMotifs or the first two foes of Series/KamenRider Ichigo?
* '''Shocker''': A C-List bad guy that fights a [[SpiderMan arachnid superhero]] or a super powerful evil Neo-Nazi organization that battles [[Franchise/KamenRider insect superheroes]]?
* '''Star Sapphire''': Is she a [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} level-headed member of a trio of mischievous fairies?]] Or is she [[Creator/DCComics a villainess with a thing for the Green Lantern?]]
* The '''Eggman''': a character in ''[[Film/MagicalMysteryTour I Am The Walrus]]'', another name for Dr. Robotnik in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series, a nickname for Creator/{{Pixar}} employee Ralph Eggleston, or the boss of the "Eggman Movers" removal company in the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' movies (named after Eggleston, natch)? The Pixar Wiki page for [[http://pixar.wikia.com/wiki/Eggman_Movers Eggman Movers]] is plagued by idiots repeatedly inserting the "connection" between this company and Sonic.
* The '''Negaverse''': Is it the enemy of [[Anime/SailorMoon certain magical schoolgirl superheroine]], or the [[MirrorUniverse alternate universe]] of the world a [[WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck masked avian hero]]?
* '''Knuckles''': [[WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack Captain]], [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog echidna]], or [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Hamton J. Pig's criminal doppelganger]]?
* '''Diva Destruction''' is either an American {{darkwave}} band, or a New Zealand roller derby team.
* '''Sting''': Former frontman of ThePolice, or [[Wrestling/{{Sting}} professional wrestler]]?
* '''Miko''': [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Monk/Paladin]] or [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime foreign exchange student from Japan]]?
** [[{{Miko}} Or Shinto priestesses?]]
** Perhaps a [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} genderswapped prince who slept for 1400 years?]]
* There's''' Link''' from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series and '''Link''' from ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''.
** A ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' parody site made fun of this by using the Matrix's Link in place of the Zelda character. When an update about Young Link appeared, it was a young version of said Link (as in, a young black baby).
* [[Series/ThomasTheTankEngine Thomas and James]] and... [[Series/DowntonAbbey Thomas and James]]. Takes on a whole new meaning, doesn't it?
* '''Castamir''' was a man who [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings usurped the throne of Gondor]] but was killed by King Eldacar. '''Castamere''' was a noble house that [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire tried to usurp the power]] [[Series/GameOfThrones of the Lannisters]] but was killed by Tywin Lannister. Given Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's extensive knowledge of epic fantasy, this is most likely a ShoutOut to Creator/JRRTolkien.
* '''Yakone''': [[FreudianExcuse Semi-villainous]] [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra bloodbender]] or [[Literature/SeekerBears polar bear]]?
* '''Elephant Gear''': A boss and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2nTYnLPpiQ music track]] from ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}} V'', or a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvzSINVVEbM collaboration between]] Music/{{Autechre}} and Music/VenetianSnares.
* '''Joker''': [[TheJoker Insane clown-themed criminal]], the singular Franchise/KamenRider identity of [[Series/KamenRiderDouble Shoutarou Hidari]], a creepy jester-themed villain who faces [[Anime/SmilePrettyCure a team of magical girls]], one of the {{Red Baron}}s of a [[Manga/OnePiece Warlord of the Sea]], or the [[Franchise/MassEffect pilot of the Normandy?]]
* There is a character in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' with the name of '''Joe Swanson'''. Joey Swanson is also the name of the male lead of the infamous ''Literature/MaradoniaSaga''. Both nicknames are presumably short for "Joseph", so it counts.
* '''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive''': An extremely popular fighting game by Tecmo, or a new wave group from the 80s who became popular due to MemeticMutation? Also adding to the confusion is a Creator/TomClancy novel and a set of completely unrelated films.
** It's also a popular JAMProject song. [[Anime/KotetsushinJeeg "T-T-T-T-TWO JEEGS?!"]]
** Also a Eurobeat song which samples the 80's band's signature song "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)".
* '''The Shield''': Either a fast-paced, gritty [[Series/TheShield cop drama]] that aired on FX, the name of ArchieComics' patriotic superhero that predates Captain America, [[Wrestling/RomanReigns or a]] [[Wrestling/DeanAmbrose massively]] [[Wrestling/SethRollins popular]] {{Wrestling/WWE}} [[Wrestling/TheShield stable]] allegedly out to [[KnightTemplar stop injustices]] in the company.
** [[Manga/CardCaptorSakura What about a Clow/Sakura Card]]?
* '''Cordelia:''' Youngest daughter of Theatre/KingLear, a [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening red-haired pegasus knight]], Cheerleader and AlphaBitch of [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Sunnydale High,]] or has a cheerleader for a little sister and helps out with a sniper rifle at [[LollipopChainsaw San Romero high?]]
* '''Jack Crowley''' is either a [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons artistically-inclined inmate]] or a [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist disgruntled State Alchemist]] and BigBad of one of the series' games.
* '''Dexter''' can be a [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory bumbling little scientist]] or a [[Series/{{Dexter}} blood splatter specialist-slash-serial killer]].
* '''Talos''' is a mighty deity, though whether he's the patron deity of the Empire or of storms depends on whether you're in [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls Tamriel]] or [[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms Faerûn]].
** Also the T.A.L.O.S. cyborg bio-weapon from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles''.
** [[VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple or a principle in real life that is part of a Portal-like game's philosophy]]?
* '''Wraith''' are scary aliens. But are they [[Series/StargateAtlantis space vampires]] or [[VideoGame/EscapeVelocity gas giant-living aliens that can cloak]]?
** [[VideoGame/StarCraft or Terran spacecraft that can cloak]]?
** [[{{VideoGame/Terraria}} or an Hard-mode mob that can go past walls?]]
** [[Franchise/{{Halo}} or Covenant tanks?]]
** Or a superhero gone bad from the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' comic?
* '''The Ancients''', a {{sufficiently advanced|Alien}} {{precursor|s}} species. But did they [[Franchise/StargateVerse ascend to another plane]] or [[VideoGame/{{X}} upload their consciousnesses into a giant computer]]?
* '''Claudette''': [[Anime/QueensBlade a redhead princess?]], [[VideoGame/WonderfulWorld a wolf girl?]], or [[Film/TheRoom a character from a very bad movie?]]
* '''Scott Walker''': [[Music/ScottWalker Musician]] or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Walker_%28politician%29 politician?]] If you like the former on Facebook, it'll recommend articles about the latter.
* '''[[OnlyOneName Parker]]''': is [[Series/{{Leverage}} she an art thief with a heart of gold]] or is [[Film/{{Parker}} he a double-crossed thief with a heart for revenge]]? Or is he [[Series/{{Bones}} Agent Booth's son]]? Or is he [[Series/{{Thunderbirds}} butler and chauffeur to Lady Penelope]]? Or a company that makes pens? [[VideoGame/RedFaction Or a miner on Mars rebelling against the Ultor corporation?]]
* '''Teddy Altman''' is the name of one of the male ''YoungAvengers'' and also the name of a female doctor on ''GreysAnatomy''. [[ShoutOut This was intentional]], as both characters were created by the same writer.
* Both ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'' and the ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' book "The Haunted Mask" feature characters named '''Chuck Greene'''.
* '''MTM''' can be one of two things: either a television production company (named after '''M'''ary '''T'''yler '''M'''oore) known for having a meowing kitten as its VanityPlate, or a DoAnythingRobot [[Fanfic/Swing123AndGarfieldodiesCalvinverse built by Calvin]].
* '''Sauron''': [[VideoGame/PrimalRage Giant, eternally hungry]] [[StockDinosaurs T. rex knockoff]] or [[Literature/LordOfTheRings guy with a famous Eye who wants the One Ring]]?
* '''Char''': [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Amuro Ray's rival]] or [[Film/EllaEnchanted prince of a faraway kingdom]]?
** Also, is it a planet in VideoGame/StarCraft? Or are you referring to a family of fish? Or the construct meaning "a single character" in many programming languages? Or even a series of ''French tanks''?
* There are many '''Lieutenant Morgan'''s in fiction, including ''VideoGame/PoliceQuest'', ''VideoGame/BattleNations'', ''Literature/{{Dexter}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s Operation Anchorage DLC.
* '''Jeff "Swampy" Marsh''' is the co-creator of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. '''Geoff "Swampy" Marsh''' is a former Australian cricketer.
* '''John Madden''': Hall-of-Fame American football player and coach (and video-game namesake), or director of ''Film/TheBestExoticMarigoldHotel'' and ''Film/ShakespeareInLove''?
* '''The Genesis Wave''': A novel series set in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' era or the plot device that [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog shifts Mobius from its comic version to its video game version from time to time.]]
* '''Rogue''': [[VideoGame/{{Rogue}} ASCII RPG]], frontman of The Crüxshadows, or ''Franchise/XMen'' heroine? Or [[Franchise/StarWars the best X-Wing pilots in the galaxy]]?
** Please, [[RougeAnglesOfSatin don't confuse them with]] '''Rouge''', who might be either [[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 a magical girl]] or [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 a thief/secret agent bat]].
* '''Ben Jackson''' is the name of a ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' taxi driver/{{secret keeper}} and also a companion of the [[TheNthDoctor first two]] {{Series/Doctor|Who}}s.
* '''Labyrinth''' is an American movie with Music/DavidBowie and a British miniseries with Katie [=McGrath=]. Even more confusingly for soundtrack fans, Trevor Jones scored both. Or '''Labrinth''' a British R&B singer.
* A certain Capcom game for the PS1 happens to be called '''VideoGame/OnePieceMansion''', but despite the name, it has no connection to the actual ''manga'' ''Manga/OnePiece''.
* A new idol from ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster Cinderella Girls'' happens to be named '''Akane Hino''', which is the civilian name of ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'''s Cure Sunny.
* When you mention '''Aranea''', are you talking about [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim an elven priestess of a Daedric prince]] or [[{{Webcomic/Homestuck}} a spider-themed alien girl]]? The two have different last names (Ienith and Serket, respectively), but the name is definitely not common: a type of orb-weaving spiders. While Aranea Serket's connection to them is clear, Aranea Ienith's is up for debate.
* '''Captain Hammer''': [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Corporate Tool]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans pretend superhero.]]
* Is the '''Universal Union''' TheFederation or TheEmpire? Depends. Are you reading ''Literature/{{Redshirts}}'' or playing ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''[[note]]that's the Combine's official name[[/note]]?
* '''Destron''': An evil terrorist organization that Series/KamenRiderV3 fought or the Japanese name for [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} the Decepticons]]
* '''Manimal''', a nickname for humans in TheLittleFlyingBears or the name of a [[Series/{{Manimal}} TV show about a human who transforms into animals]]?
* '''The Divide''': [[Literature/TheDivide A book trilogy]] chronicling the adventures of Felix Sanders, a [[{{Mordor}} nuke-ravaged city]] [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas in the Mojave Wasteland]], or a [[Film/TheDivide post-nuclear war film set in New York]]?
* Are '''Creepers''' [[VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} green cubic creatures who blow up your stuff]] or [[WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko weird crawling thing that appear in Sector Five]]?
* '''House''': You're either talking about a [[Series/{{House}} cynical surgeon]] or the [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas arrogant ruler of New Vegas]]. More interestingly, Considering that Robert House graduated MIT, he might just be qualified to call himself Dr. House.
** Apparently before the more famous House, Sci-Fi had a horror show which is also called [[http://youtu.be/FKKkctOsiUw?t=15s House]].
* Who is '''Princess Lydia'''? A SpoiledSweet [[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar girl from a merchant family whose love happened to be the heir to the kingdom]], or a RichBitch [[VideoGame/{{Aveyond}} aristocrat who married the heir in order to usurp his throne]] and [[MultipleEndings possibly]] [[BrideAndSwitch tricked him into marrying her]]?
* '''Scandal''': Adding to the confusion with the 80s [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] group and the [[Music/{{Scandal}} Japanese rockers]], now we have the [[Series/{{Scandal}} American TV show]]. There's also the New God who consorted with ComicBook/{{Superboy}} before being seen in the ''ComicBook/SecretSix''.
* '''Anna Torv''' is an actor who starred in ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' ([[OneHitWonder and almost nothing else of note]]) and was Rupert Murdoch's second wife. The latter is actually the former's aunt.
* '''Wiseman''' is a BigBad, but is he [[Franchise/SailorMoon Prince Demand's cloaked advisor]], [[Anime/ArmoredTrooperVotoms the sole survivor of an ancient race]], or [[Series/KamenRiderWizard the leader of the phantoms]]? Or is he actually a [[{{Xenogears}} mysterious ally to Fei]]? Or perhaps [[VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams a dream entity who wants to take over both the real and dream worlds]][[note]]Who's name in this case is spelled [[XtremeKoolLetterz "Wizeman"]]?[[/note]]
** And also [[LightNovel/UnbreakableMachineDoll a title given to the winner of the Night Party.]]
* '''Leroy Brown:''' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encyclopedia_Brown Boy Detective]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad,_Bad_Leroy_Brown subject of a #1 hit by Jim Croce]] or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_Daniels professional wrestler]] (whose name was a direct shout-out to the song and even used it as his theme)?
* '''Miku''' is an IdolSinger, but which one? The Music/{{Vocaloid}}, [[LightNovel/DateALive the]] [[OurSpiritsAreDifferent Spirit]], or one of the [[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster Cinderella Girls]]?
* '''Tom Walker''', the devil-dealing protagonist of Washington Irving's 'The Devil and Tom Walker', or Music/{{Tommy}} Walker, the deaf, dumb and blind kid who sure plays a mean pinball?
* '''Charlie Duncan:''' We could be talking about the adorable baby from Series/GoodLuckCharlie, ''or'' we could be talking about the CrazyAwesome MarySueHunter from [[Fanfic/EbonyDarknessDementiaRavenWayVsCanon the MSEA Files.]] (Naturally, there are theories that said baby grows up to be said MarySueHunter.)
* '''Hansel and Gretel'''. Are they the children from the original fairy tale, AxCrazy [[Manga/BlackLagoon androgynous serial killers]], or ''[[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]]'' AxCrazy [[Franchise/EvilliousChronicles servants/assassins]]?
** Probably not related to [[Franchise/LooneyTunes HAN-sel and Gretel]].
*** "HAN-sel?! HAN-sel? HAN-sel..."
* Does '''Dragonborn''' refer to [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons a race of humanoids]] with [[DraconicHumanoid draconic physical features]], or to [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls any of several lines of biological humanoids with the souls of dragons]]?
* When we are talking about someone nicknamed '''The Swamp Witch''', are we talking about [[Anime/QueensBlade Werbellia]] or [[VideoGame/TheWitchAndTheHundredKnight Metallia]]?
** Or better yet, when we are talking about '''Metallica''', are we talking about [[Music/{{Metallica}} the band]] or [[VideoGame/TheWitchAndTheHundredKnight the Swamp Witch]][[note]]This is only in regards to her original Japanese name. NISA [[DubNameChange changed her name]] to Metallia most likely to avoid legal issues with said band[[/note]]?
* '''Angel''' is either [[{{Series/Angel}} a brooding vampire]] [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer with a soul]], or [[{{RENT}} a perky crossdressing gay guy.]]
** Or maybe [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} she's a]] [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}} Siren]].
*** Before all of them, there's also one of the original five ''ComicBook/XMen''.
** He's also [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic a bunny who is far from angelic]].
*** On that topic, people searching for Creator/{{Mattel}}'s ''Angel Bunny'' vintage baby toys are getting frustrated and infuriated that Google is returning Fluttershy's pet rabbit instead. Yes, both are white, but one is angelic and the other... [[EvilTwin isn't]].
** Or an [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries alien who can turn good aliens into bad ones.]]
** Or the [[SarcasmMode creatively-named]] angel from the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series.
* '''Jack Harper''' is he a ManipulativeBastard on ''Series/TruCalling'', the protagonist of ''Film/{{Oblivion2013}}'' or the real name of [[Franchise/MassEffect The Illusive Man]]?
* There's '''[[Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse Luna]]''', an anthropomorphic moon. Then there's [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Luna]], a WingedUnicorn who spent a thousand years of imprisonment on the moon. Try not to think too hard about it.
** Before the two, there's Luna, Usagi's cat in '''Franchise/SailorMoon'''.
** There's also a tapir NPC named ''Luna'' in ''VideoGame/{{Animal Crossing}}: New Leaf''.
** There is also ''Luna'', [[VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward who is another of the Nonary Game Ambidex Edition player]]
** It is also a popular stationary range from German stationary company [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staedtler Staedtler]]
** Luna is the Latin name for our Moon, so its actually [[StellarName a pretty popular name for moon-related characters]].
* Where is '''District 9'''? That depends on whether it's the [[Film/{{District 9}} alien ghetto in Johannesburg, South Africa]] or [[Literature/TheHungerGames the region where grain and wheat are grown in Panem]].
* Is a '''Q''' a [[Franchise/StarTrek member of a species]] of SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, one of whom in particular screws with Starfleet captains for his own amusement, or is it a {{Demonic Spider|s}} of a frigate [[VideoGame/{{X}} flown by insane terraforming drones]]?
** Or the GadgeteerGenius of the ''Film/JamesBond'' movies? Or a guy with a metallic mask and a trenchcoat from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII''? Or the tea-loving British Robot in a Centurion's helmet from ''ArmedAndDangerous''? Or ''Film/QTheWingedSerpent''.
* '''Mordecai'''? Do you mean the [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} vault]] [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}} hunter]], or the [[WesternAnimation/RegularShow blue jay]]? Or Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s short-lived Zealot gimmick played by the future Kevin Thorn? And yes, this has confused several tropers.
** The LovbleRogue ([[InsistentTerminology not thief]]) from ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' is Morde'''k''ai, so try not to get him mixed up with the rest.
* '''Fred the basset hound:''' [[SmokeyAndTheBandit Cledus Snow's pet]] or Alex Graham's comic strip pooch.
* '''Shadowfax:''' [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings A famous horse]] or [[Fanfic/Swing123AndGarfieldodiesCalvinverse an alien race?]]
* '''Andraste:''' A [[Franchise/DragonAge mix of Jesus, Mohammed, and Joan of Arc]], or a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andraste war goddess from ancient Britain]]?
* '''Ryan Newman''' is the name of both a male NASCAR driver and a teen actress (''Series/ZekeAndLuther'', ''Series/SeeDadRun'').
* '''Shang Tsung:''' an asian crime lord from ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive'', or a demonic shapeshifting sorcerer from ''Franchise/MortalKombat''.
* '''The Authority''': Either the Creator/WarrenEllis-created superhero [[ComicBook/TheAuthority team]], or the {{Wrestling/WWE}} stable led by Wrestling/TripleH and Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon that's determined to do what's "[[Main/KnightTemplar best for business]]".
* '''Celestopoli''' is the Italian name for both [[Literature/{{Babar}} Celesteville]] and [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Cerulean City]].
* '''Goro Arashiyama''': [[Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume Life Saver (lifeguard, basically), childhood friend of Eiko, and admirer of Chizuru]], or [[VideoGame/{{Chulip}} retired filmmaker and father of the love interest of the player character, a young teen who dreamed about her before moving to Long Life Town]]?
* '''Sigma''': Is he the BaldOfEvil [[VideoGame/MegamanX Mavervick Hunter gone rogue]] or the BaldOfEvil ArtificialIntelligence [[Machima/RedvsBlue frag]][[AIIsACrapshoot ment]] {{Chessmaster}}? Points for being major antagonists and [[spoiler: having a very close connection to corruption.]]
** or [[VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward One of the 9 people who get abducted in an abandoned warehouse?]]
* '''Homura''': A [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Magical Girl]]?, a [[VideoGame/SenranKagura ninja]]? or the [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/BlazBlue son of Tenjou Amanohokosaka, a.k.a. a former Imperator of NOL and the leader of Ikaruga?]]]]
** Or what about... [[Manga/FlameOfRecca one of Recca's Flame Dragons? Y'know, the one with the whip fire.]]
* ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} has an enemy named '''Scorpion''', whereas there's a character in MortalKombat who appears in both ''Mortal Kombat Vs D.C. Universe'' and ''Injustice: Gods Among Us'' both of which feature characters from rival D.C. Comics.
** Oh, and [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] a.k.a. SHAZAM, appears in both games, which is coincidental in that the villain in the 1941 serial ''The Adventures of Captain Marvel'' was called… you guessed it… the Scorpion.
* '''Reimu''': A [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Shrine Maiden]]? or a Anime/{{Dream Hunter|Rem}}?[[note]]Rem can be also read as Reimu[[/note]]
* '''Waterworld''': [[Film/{{Waterworld}} A 1995 Kevin Costner movie]], the final (released) ''VideoGame/SwordQuest'' game, or the water park section of the [[NoOSHACompliance infamous]] Ride/ActionPark?
* '''Jinx''': Are they [[Comics/ArchieComics a boy who causes bad things to happen around him]] or [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans a girl who causes bad things to happen around her]]? Or [[Framchise/GIJoe a ninja?]] Not to be confused with ''Jynx'' the 124th Franchise/{{Pokemon}}.
* '''Crazy Bus''': A song that WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} developed HypeBacklash to from his little sister playing the song on repeat non-stop? Or the [[VideoGame/CrazyBus Indie Genesis game]] with the randomly generated title music[[note]]Still can't picture how bad it sounds? Think a room of BeepingComputers[[/note]] that can make your ears bleed? Also a real pirate-ship type fairground ride from Zamperla[[http://www.zamperla.com/en/zamperla-details-rides-crazy_bus]].
* '''Volbeat''' is either a metal band or a Firefly Franchise/{{Pokemon}}.
* Is '''Mukuro''' [[Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn one of the Vongola Mist Guardians (and the shadier one)]] or [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa the 16th student at Hope's Peak Academy?]] Or [[YuYuHakusho one of the three rulers fighting for rule of the demon world?]]
* Is '''Ebony''' a [[Fanfic/MyImmortal Hogwarts student who is a Satanist and hates preps]] or [[Fanfic/ThePrayerWarriors a Fundamentalist Christian infiltrating Hogwarts who hates everyone who doesn't disagree with her]]?
** Or a [[VideoGame/MonsterRancher Joker sub-type of Mock]]
* [[Film/ManostheHandsofFate Torgo]] and [[WesternAnimation/TimonandPumbaa Torgo]].
* '''Princess Bubblegum''' is [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime the princess of the Candy Kingdom]]. Unless you wedge the word '''Robot''' into the middle of the name, in which case you get [[Franchise/GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony a magical ninja girl]].
* When you think of the name '''D.K.''', do you think of [[Franchise/DonkeyKong a tie-wearing gorilla]], or a ''ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}'' [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix4/dkspidrman.htm villain with decomposition powers]]?
* Is '''[[Anime/PrettyCure Ribbon]]''' a [[FanFic/RhythmicPrettyCure pink-furred rabbit]] who's a MentorMascot to a group of magical rhythmic gymnasts, or a [[Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure pink-furred panda]] who's a MentorMascot to a princess and her randomly-selected Pretty Cure partner? Or [[Anime/{{Hamtaro}} Bijou's]] Japanese name? Or a shoujo manga magazine by Shueisha (although the official English spelling of this one is "Ribon")? Or [[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards an adorable little fairy]] who seeks help from ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' to save her home planet from Dark Matter?
* '''Momiji''': A [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Wolf tengu]]? [[Manga/BlueSeed The maiden of Kushinada]]? Or [[VideoGame/NinjaGaiden one of Ryu Hayabusa's apprentices]]?
* In coincidence, '''[[Disney/{{Frozen}} Olaf and Sven]]'''. Both are in the same movie as a snowman and a reindeer respectively, but hilariously, both are also having the same name of two characters in two DuelingGames as melee warriors, [[VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends the former being a Berserker Viking]], [[VideoGame/{{Dota 2}} the latter being a Rogue Knight]].
* The '''Mutos''' from ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' mustn't be mistaken for relatives of '''VideoGame/DrMuto'''.
* Is '''Brawl in the Family''' a ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' [[Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily webcomic]] or an [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E7BrawlInTheFamily episode]] of ''WesternAnimaction/TheSimpsons''?
* '''Urza''': an old friend of [[Series/{{Babylon5}} Londo Mollari]] or an [[TabletopGames/MagicTheGathering all-powerful planeswalker]]?
* Anyone familiar with the Literature/SweetValleyHigh books will know who "Elizabeth Wakefield" (twin sister of Jessica) is. However, the former ultimately went on to share her name with the main character of the movie "Her Majesty".
* '''Sunny Smiles''': [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Gecko hunter from Goodsprings]], or [[DarkSkinnedBlonde dark-coated blonde-maned]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic pony who participates in Pinkie Pie's Smile Song]]?
* '''Hulk''': [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk The green-skinned anti-hero]]?, [[Wrestling/HulkHogan the wrestler]]? or the Brazilian soccer player?
* '''Armin''' is both a [[Manga/AttackOnTitan titan-hunting soldier]] and a [[Franchise/{{Neopets}} slingshot wielding mountain climber.]] [[http://poochiena.tumblr.com/post/86064012212/armin-was-always-my-fav-char-from-neopets-and This has not]] [[http://37.media.tumblr.com/257f2a02414227788213c159e29df44a/tumblr_mr3a2wi0Iw1rbyrt8o1_500.png gone unnoticed.]]
** Similarly, is '''Layton''' [[Franchise/ProfessorLayton an archaeologist with a gift for puzzles]], [[Franchise/{{Neopets}} one of the most legendary sports players of his time]], or [[http://shydrake.deviantart.com/art/Professor-Layton-Vickles-172186993 both]]?
* There are two ''My Little Pony'' characters who have the name '''Sonata''': the victim's manager from ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'' (given the name '''Sonata Tarot''' in the fan novelization) and '''Sonata Dusk''', one third of the Dazzlings group from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks''.
** This name confusion is PlayedForLaughs in chapter 3 of ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/234924/3 Undazzled]]'' in which, after Adagio tells Pinkie that she is worse than Sonata, the Sonata that Pinkie describes is not the same Sonata that Adagio recognizes.
** In addition to the aformentioned examples, '''Sonata''' is also a planet that is the BandLand world of ''VideoGame/{{Ristar}}''.
* When most people think of "[[Radio/{{Gunsmoke}} Gun]][[Series/{{Gunsmoke}} smoke]]", they usually think of the long running radio and TV series rather than the arcade and NES game "Gun.Smoke" made by Capcom. The have no connection to each other other than the western theme.
* There are three popular '''Fisto'''s in this world. The first one is a pneumatic hand melee weapon from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''. The second one is a security robot-turned-sexbot in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''. The third one? [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers One of the good guys from]] ''Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse''.
** There's a fourth one [[Franchise/StarWars by the first name of Kit]].
* '''Dr. Venom''' is either: a mad scientist from the early issues of the ''GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' comics or a recurring antagonist in the ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' series.
* Never underestimate [[Pinball/TheTwilightZone "The Power"]]...in the [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Sakura]] Zone![[note]]All of the Clow Cards [[SpellMyNameWithAThe have "The" as part of their names]], including "The Power", one of 33 anime-only Clow Cards.[[/note]]
* Many jokes were cracked when the character of '''Miss Delphox''' was introduced in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist Time Heist]]'', as coincidentally a Pokemon from ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' was also named '''Delphox'''.
* '''Weiss''' is either [[VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus the leader of Deepground]], [[{{WebAnimation/RWBY}} the heiress of the Schnee Dust Company]], [[Anime/QueensBlade a white-haired girl in a Mecha from the Spiral Chaos games]] or [[VideoGame/ArcanaHeart a German white-haired girl]]. [[note]]For the record, the first Weiss is a guy.[[/note]]
* '''Cindy Campbell''' is a WeirdnessMagnet who's seen her fair share of [[Film/ScaryMovie ghosts]]...or was it [[Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume squid]]?
* '''Irma''': [[Anime/QueensBlade The Assassin of the Fang]], [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 April O'Neill's best friend]], [[MrBean an old friend of Mr. Bean]], or [[ComicBook/{{WITCH}} one of the five Guardians of Kandrakar]]?
* [[Franchise/TheMuppets Fozzie Bear]], VideoGame/PacMan, and Creator/{{Shakira}}. Get it? "Waka, waka!"
* '''Shadow''' is either [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 a black hedgehog known as the ultimate lifeform]], [[Anime/AstroBoy a robotic scientist created by Dr. Tenma]], [[Anime/FlintTheTimeDetective a Time Shifter who can make shadow clones of anyone]], or [[{{VideoGame/Darkstalkers}} a blue phantom-like creature that jumps from body to body]].
** Or [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Johnny 13's…shadow]].
** Or [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a living shadow]] that's also a CloudCuckoolander who's friends with a [[Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse bear]].
** Before any of these, there's Radio/TheShadow, a vigilante crime fighter who predates Franchise/{{Batman}}.
** Or [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI a ninja with a dog called Interceptor]].
* '''John G''' is the alleged killer of Leonard’s wife in ''Film/{{Memento}}''. '''Johnny G''' is the mafia don and father of Red Mist from ''ComicBook/KickAss''.
* '''Claudia Wolf''' is the [[VideoGame/SilentHill3 High Priestess of the Order]]. '''Clawdia''' Wolf is the eldest sister of [[Franchise/MonsterHigh Clawdeen Wolf]].
* '''Toad''' is either [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros a mushroom man who tells you]] YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle, or [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Oliver's brake van]]. What happens if they get struck by lightning? [[Film/XMen the same thing that happens to everything else.]]
* '''Creator/{{Toho}}''', the film company, and '''''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''''', the indie BulletHell shmup series.
* '''Dr. Mann''' is either [[Film/{{Interstellar}} an amoral and probably insane but highly respected scientist who plots to kill important members of the covert humanity-saving organization he belongs to]], or...[[Wiki/SCPFoundation an amoral and probably insane but highly respected scientist who plots to kill important members of the covert humanity-saving organization he belongs to]].
* '''Mia''', [[WesternAnimation/LittlePeople a preschool student from Miss Hugg's class]]. '''Mia''', [[WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst a bluebird who befriends an ordinary girl who became a princess and has a magical amulet]].
* '''Serena''', [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon trainer and Ash Ketchum's female companion]] or [[Literature/GossipGirl wealthy teenager from Manhattan]]?
** How about the name Creator/DICEntertainment gave to [[Franchise/SailorMoon Usagi]] for their dub of the [[Anime/SailorMoon (first) anime series]]?[[note]]Which was also used by Cloverway for their dub of the third and fourth series.[[/note]]
* '''Woody''', [[Francise/{{Toy Story}} The cowboy]], [[WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker the woodpecker]], or the [[Series/{{Psych}} coroner]]?
* '''Kiva''', a [[WesternAnimation/MegasXLR time-traveling Ace test pilot from the year 3037]], or a [[Series/KamenRiderKiva vampire-themed Kamen Rider]]?
* There are two cat girls with the name '''Erma''', one is the member of [[ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF Extraplanetary Defense Force]] and the other one is a [[Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP scientist]].
* '''Toki''': [[ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF Erma Felna's sex-crazed best friend]]?, [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar some human, male and silver-haired Messianic fighter]]?, a [[VideoGame/{{Toki}} caveman turned into an ape]]?, a [[VideoGame/TimeAndEternity time-travelling princess with a split personality]]?, [[Manga/{{Saki}} the vanguard of the Senriyama Girls' Academy in Osaka]]?, a [[{{WesternAnimation/Metalocalypse}} death metal rhythm guitarist]]?, [[Anime/PrincessMononoke Lady Eboshi's servant]]?, [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Gentatsu's younger sister]]?, [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration a male Starfleet Commodore]]?, or a minor character from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''?.
* '''Albedo''': [[ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF The already mentioned comic]], the [[SelfDemonstrating/AlbedoPiazzolla main, deranged, villain]], from the ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' series, [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce another younger villain with the same name]], a [[LightNovel/{{Overlord}} virtual demoness]], the Vangelis's album of the same name, a brand of toy trucks or a [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/277520/ first-person shooter]].
* ''The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles'' once managed to confuse the actor Clint Eastwood with the very definitely not-related Jamaican reggae duo Clint Eastwood & General Saint.
* The OwlBeDamned boss from ''VideoGame/KendoRage'' named "Dr. Who" is most certainly not a [[Series/DoctorWho Time Lord]].
* '''Cerberus''' is either [[Myth/GreekMythology a huge demonic dog with three heads]] or a [[Manga/{{Cardcaptor Sakura}} partially shape-shifting glutton affiliated with the sun]].
* ''Series/TopGear'' is either a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] show or a series of {{Racing Game}}s made by Kemco.
* '''Amethyst''' is both a Crystal Gem from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' and the title character of ''ComicBook/AmethystPrincessOfGemworld''. Due to both series' use of RockThemeNaming, several character names overlap: Opal, Sardonyx, and [[spoiler: Sapphire]], for instance. ''Princess of Gemworld'' has House Diamond, while ''Steven Universe'' has a character named Yellow Diamond.
* For that matter, is '''Pearl''' [[{{WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse}} a nervous gem warrior turned surrogate mother]], [[{{WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants}} a teenage whale with a crab for a father]], [[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo a flapjack octopus with one tentacle shorter than all the rest]], [[Franchise/AceAttorney an adorable young spirit medium in-training]][[note]]Known as "Harumi" in the Japanese original.[[/note]], [[Manga/PokemonSpecial Dawn's manga name]], [[Manga/OnePiece a (male) commander of the Krieg Pirates]] or [[{{Television/MysteryScienceTheatre3000}} a female mad scientist who tortures her test subjects with terrible movies]]?
* '''Peridot''' is a green-themed, {{Tsundere}}-to-the-max "antagonist" who ends up helping the heroes, is shipped with a tomboy whose name starts with the letter "A," and is not happy with the canon pairing in her favorite TV show. But be warned--the [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse space rock's]] name is pronounced "Peri'''DOT'''" while the [[Webcomics/CucumberQuest bunny witch]] pronounces it "Peri'''DOH'''" and will ''not'' be happy if you get it wrong.
* '''Azusa''': [[Manga/KOn A serious guitarist]], [[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster a ditzy idol]], or [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azusa,_California a city?]]
* The '''Paradise City''' in ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'' isn't [[Music/GunsNRoses "where the grass is green and the girls are pretty"]], because it's located on a desert planet.
* '''Ultron''': Either a [[ComicBook/{{Ultron}} recurring Marvel villain]] or a mysterious device owned by the Utwig in ''VideoGame/StarControl''.
* '''Elsa''': Either [[Film/{{IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade}} a Nazi sympathizer]] or [[Disney/{{Frozen}} The Snow Queen]]. In fact, in the scene where the former Elsa was holding on to the Holy Grail, [[Creator/SeanConnery Henry Jones, Sr.]] tells her to..."[[HilariousInHindsight let it go]]."
* Although there is a [[SpellMyNameWithAnS one-letter spelling difference,]] '''Cadence''' is either a [[VideoGame/ClubPenguin pink DJ penguin]] or a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic pink pony princess.]]
* '''Jupiter Jones''' is the name of the fat boy detective in ''Literature/TheThreeInvestigators'' book series and the character played by Creator/MilaKunis in the movie ''Film/JupiterAscending''.
* "Strike Force" can refer to one of three things: a ProfessionalWrestling TagTeam consisting of Wrestling/TitoSantana and Wrestling/RickMartel (before the latter [[FaceHeelTurn turned]] on the former), a video game by Midway that acts as either a sequel or SpiritualSuccessor to VideoGame/{{Defender}} and "Stargate"[[note]]Itself an example, as it has no relation to the later movie and TV franchise also called "Stargate".[[/note]], or a MixedMartialArts promotion (in this case, spelled "Strikeforce").
* '''Dixie Carter''': Current President of Wrestling/{{TNA}}, or an actress and one of the stars of Series/DesigningWomen?
* '''Raj''': [[WesternAnimation/CampLazlo Nervous elephant boy scout]] or [[Series/TheBigBangTheory shy and nerdy astrophysicist]]? Whatever the case, they're both FunnyForeigner {{Bollywood Nerd}}s.
* '''Crowley''' is either [[Series/{{Supernatural}} a human-turned-demon who became the King of Hell]], [[VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}} a ghoul residing in post-apocalyptic Washington D.C.]], or [[Literature/GoodOmens an angel-turned-demon who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards]].
* '''Sid Vicious''': Either the [[Music/SidVicious bassist]] for the Music/SexPistols or the [[Wrestling/SidEudy professional wrestler (as he was known in WCW)]].
* '''GTO''' could refer to the cars made by Ferrari, Pontiac, or Mitsubishi (the latter having two iterations, the second one known as [=3000GT=] outside Japan out of the respect for the former two), a class of sports car racing under IMSA (International Motor Sports Association) for racing cars over 2.5 liters or the manga ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka''. The first two letters form ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'' (in which at least one GTO by the three manufacturers have included as of the sixth game), which is a car term for "grand touring" and also happens to be the name of Maserati sportscar, also incidentally featured in ''Gran Turismo'' since ''5''.
* We have two guys named '''Tuco''': [[Film/TheGoodTheBadandtheUgly the shady but lovable bandit]], and the [[Series/BreakingBad unambiguously psychotic drug lord]] who was one of [[Series/BetterCallSaul Jimmy McGill's first clients]].
* '''Princess Twilight''': [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic purple alicorn]] or [[Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure Towa Akagi's evil persona]]? Even more so, the same Japanese voice actress portrayed ''both characters!''
* '''The Purple Man''': [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys Serial murderer of children]] [[MarvelComics or a recurring Marvel Comics villain with the power of the]] CompellingVoice?
* '''Rebecca''': [[Manga/OnePiece A young emprisoned gladiator forced to fight against her will]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Talespin}} the owner of Higher for Hire]], [[ComicBook/TankGirl a crazy young woman who lives in a tank]], [[Manga/BlackLagoon a young gunwoman working for the Lagoon Company]], [[Franchise/ResidentEvil a young soldier forced to fight hordes of zombies and other bio-weapons]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe a young archer]], or [[VideoGame/DeadRising2 a reporter who wants to find out what's behind zombie outbreaks in Fortune City]]? She's also one of the main characters in WesternAnimation/SpartakusAndTheSunBeneathTheSea.
* '''Mimi''' the rabbit is either one of the mascots from ''[[VideoGame/PopnMusic Pop'n Music]]'', a character from Anime/TheAdventuresOfTheLittleKoala, or a character from ''WesternAnimation/GuessWithJess''. Not to be confused with the voice-recognition-enabled music-playing toy by Hallmark (that one's a mouse, by the way). She's also [[Franchise/HelloKitty Kitty's]] twin sister (although her name is usually written in English as "Mimmy").
* '''Sheldon''' is either [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants A microscopic sea creature obsessed with stealing the Krabby Patty formula]], [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents Mr. Turner's hated next-door neighbor]] (both better known by their last names), [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends an egg with legs]], [[WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot Jenny Wakeman's]] StalkerWithACrush, An InsufferableGenius [[Series/TheBigBangTheory unwilling to admit when he's wrong]], [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Stewie's homocidal pet turtle]], [[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo an H2O-intolerant seahorse]], or [[VideoGame/{{Splatoon}} the owner of a paint weapons shop]].
** There's also "Shelldon", CGI-animated seires whose title character is an anthropomorphic snail.
* The duo '''Mike and Sully''' are [[Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman lovers who met in the mountains]]. The duo '''Mike and [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Sulley]]''' are [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc monsters who work in a power plant together]].
* '''Tally Hall''' refers to both an [[Music/TallyHall American rock band]] and an American soccer player.
* '''Meredith Blake''': a (male) character from the novel ''[[Creator/AgathaChristie Five Little Pigs]]'', or a (female) character from the movie ''The Parent Trap''.
* '''Pip''' from ''WesternAnimation/PipAhoy'' should never be mistaken for the British kid from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', the wise-cracking mouse from ''WesternAnimation/{{Barnyard}}'', or the one half of the otter twins in ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse''. Likewise, Pip's uncle '''Skipper''' should never be mistaken for Franchise/{{Barbie}}'s sister, [[WesternAnimation/{{Planes}} the owner of a flight school]], or [[Franchise/{{Madagascar}} the leader of the Penguins]].
* '''Steven''' has a thing for rocks, but is his last name [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Stone]] or [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse Universe?]]
* '''Timmy and Tommy''': [[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} The Tibble Twins]], [[Film/TheSandlot The Timmons Brothers]], or [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Tom Nook's Nephew's]]?
* '''Mio''': [[Manga/KOn A shy bassist]], [[Anime/TheIdolmasterCinderellaGirls an outgoing idol]], [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_Mio a scooter?]] or [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mio_Mao one half of a pair of claymation kittens]]?
* '''Molly''' is either [[WesternAnimation/{{Talespin}} Rebecca Cunningham's daughter]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} James' older sister]], [[WesternAnimation/TazMania Taz's younger sister]], [[Franchise/ToyStory Andy's younger sister]], [[Franchise/MyLittlePony Megan's younger sister]], [[Series/TheBigComfyCouch Loonette's Doll]], or [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a yellow tender engine]]. She's also the youngest orphan in Theatre/{{Annie}} (the 1982 movie version, at least)
* '''Gerald''' is either [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold Arnold's]] BlackBestFriend, [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Dr. Eggman's grandfather]], [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons an ugly baby who is Maggie Simpson's archenemy]], [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Kyle's father]], or [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname the real name of Gator]], [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a Columbian steam locomotive]].
* Three different ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' cartoons, ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground'', and ''Anime/SonicX'' have each had an episode entitled, "'''The Last Resort'''".
* '''Spencer''' is either [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine a silver express engine]], [[Series/ICarly Carly Shay's older brother]], or [[Series/GoodLuckCharlie Teddy Duncan's boyfriend]].
* '''Tiana''' is a young black girl with slender figure. But does she [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog live in the 20's, an aspiring restaurant owner, fell in love with a prince from foreign country and turned into a frog]], or does she [[Series/{{Empire}} live in the 2010's, a singer and performer, and dated a son of the giant music label owner]]?
* '''Sherlock''' is of course based on Franchise/SherlockHolmes; but are you referring to [[{{VideoGame/Sherlock1984}} the early video game]] (spiritual successor to ''VideoGame/TheHobbit1982'') or [[{{Series/Sherlock}} the BBC TV series]]?
* '''Captain Morgan''', the eponymous mascot for a brand of rum, shares the same name with another pirate captain in the TurboGrafx-16 CD game ''Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes''.
* '''Earl''' is either [[VideoGame/ToejamAndEarl a fat, shirtless orange alien in sunglasses]], The BumblingDad [[Series/{{Dinosaurs}} of the Sinclair Family]], [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife a dog that escaped from a science lab]], or [[Series/MyNameIsEarl a former small-time criminal trying to change his ways]]. He's also the titular victim in The Music/DixieChicks' "Goodbye Earl".
* '''Gozer''': An [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} evil God of Destruction worshipped by evil cults]] or an [[VideoGame/NekoAtsume adorable orange/white cat with black stripes]]?
* '''Ethan Carter''' is either [[VideoGame/TheVanishingOfEthanCarter a 12-year-old kid who once wrote a letter to an occult detective]] or [[Wrestling/EC3 a professional wrestler best known as the nephew of a corrupt president]].
* '''Stella''' from ''AnAwfullyBigAdventure'' has a strained relationship with an uncle Vernon just like the more famous ''Harry Potter''. While she doesn't have an aunt Petunia, she does have an aunt Lilly, funnily enough. The film adaptation came out in 1995, two years before the Philosopher's Stone was published, so perhaps it served as a little inspiration.
* '''Jet Black''' is both [[Anime/CowboyBebop an intergalactic bounty hunter]] and VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe's dad.
* '''Red Racer''' is either the Red Ranger from ''Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger'' or ComicBook/TheFlash of Earth-36 introduced in ''ComicBook/TheMultiversity''.
* Depending on whether you live in Canada or Mexico, "TVO" can either be an acronym for "TV Ontario" a public TV network, or the name a Spanish language game show hosted by Gabriela[[note]]Popularly known as "Gaby"[[/note]] Ruffo.[[note]]It was also seen in the U.S. on Univision.[[/note]]
* Is '''Mr. Conductor''' [[Series/ShiningTimeStation a tiny magical man who lives in a painting of a signal house]], or [[WesternAnimation/DinosaurTrain a trodon]]? Either way, both shows they appear in have aired on Creator/{{PBS}}, and both shows also involve trains.
* '''Snuggle''' is either the name of the adorable bear mascot for a brand of fabric softners of the same name, or the English name for a cute singing bunny created by JAMBA/Jamster called Schnuffel.
* '''Mr. Hat''' is one of [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Mr. Garrison's]] hand-puppets, as well as a hat-obsessed minor antagonist in ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight''.
* [[Anime/SuzysZooDaisukiWitzy Lulla]] and [[Series/{{Teletubbies}} Laa-Laa]] may not sound like this trope, but their names are pronounced the same, and in Japanese, a missing dash (ララ vs。 ラーラ) is all it takes to create confusion.
* '''Lily White''' is either [[Franchise/LoveLive the idol unit comprising Nozomi Toujou, Umi Sonoda, and Rin Hoshizora]][[note]]In this particular context, the name is stylized as [[AllLowercaseLetters "lily white"]][[/note]] or [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} a spring fairy]].
* Is '''Papyrus''' [[ComicBook/{{Papyrus}} a young Egyptian whom embarks on adventures]], or [[VideoGame/{{Undertale}} a spaghetti-loving and pun-hating skeleton]]?
* Are '''Broadside''', '''Stormsurge''' and '''Riptide''' [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Cybertronians turning into sea vehicles]], or [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Tau Empire Battlesuits]]?
* Who is '''Retsu'''? Is he [[VideoGame/StreetFighterI the Shorinji Kempo master]] or [[Manga/BakusouKyoudaiLetsAndGo the Mini 4WD racer?]]
** Concerning both, Akuma's name in Japan, Gouki, shares the name with another Mini 4WD racer, Gouki Ichimonji. The latter probably does not want to be associated with the former, though.
* There's '''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Juni]]''', the doll who works for Shadaloo, and then there's '''[[Literature/LegendTrilogy June]]''', a soldier from a dystopian version of America.
* '''John Darling''', one of Wendy's brothers in ''Literature/PeterPan'' or a dead TV host who used to have his own strip in the ''ComicStrip/FunkyWinkerbean'' Verse?
* '''Jessica Darling''': daughter of aforementioned TV host or main character in the ''Literature/JessicaDarling'' novels?
* '''Dizzy''' is either [[VideoGame/{{Dizzy}} an egg]], [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures a tasmanian devil]], or [[WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder a cement mixer]].
** Or a ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' character.
* No one can be told what '''Film/TheMatrix''' is... But if you're looking for it, it's usually in [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]]'s chest.
* '''Winston Smith''': doomed hero of Orwell's dystopian classic ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' or [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]]'s butler?
* '''Charlie "Bird" Parker''': Iconic [[Music/CharlieParker jazz musician]] or fictional [[Literature/CharlieParkerSeries supernatural detective]]?
* '''Soarin''': [[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Soarin%27_(attraction) A series of Disneyland attractions]], [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic or a Wonderbolt]]?
* '''Pound Cake''' is either a [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime a nurse shaped like her namesake]] or [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic baby colt with a twin sister named Pumpkin Cake]]?
* The concept of '''"jacking in"''' involves computer systems, but the way it's done in Franchise/TheMatrix movies is different from how it's done in the VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork games[[note]]Where it's called "plugging in" in the Japanese versions.[[/note]] Furthermore, while the former method appears in (both versions of) the third game, here it's called "pulsing in".
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* '''[[VideoGame/MegaMan5 Star Man]]''', not to be confused with [[VideoGame/{{MOTHER}} Starman]], [[DavidBowie Starman, waiting in the sky]], [[SuperMario Starman, waiting in a ? block]] or [[Comicbook/{{Starman}} the Knight family.]]

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* '''[[VideoGame/MegaMan5 Star Man]]''', not to be confused with [[VideoGame/{{MOTHER}} Starman]], [[DavidBowie [[Music/DavidBowie Starman, waiting in the sky]], [[SuperMario Starman, waiting in a ? block]] or [[Comicbook/{{Starman}} the Knight family.]]
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* The concept of "jacking in" involves computer systems, but the way it's done in Franchise/TheMatrix movies is different from how it's done in the VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork games[[note]]Where it's called "plugging in" in the Japanese versions.[[/note]] Furthermore, while the former method appears in (both versions of) the third game, here it's called "pulsing in".

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* The concept of "jacking in" '''"jacking in"''' involves computer systems, but the way it's done in Franchise/TheMatrix movies is different from how it's done in the VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork games[[note]]Where it's called "plugging in" in the Japanese versions.[[/note]] Furthermore, while the former method appears in (both versions of) the third game, here it's called "pulsing in".
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* The concept of "jacking in" involves computer systems, but the way it's done in Franchise/TheMatrix movies is different from how it's done in the VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork games[[note]]Where it's called "plugging in" in the Japanese versions.[[/note]] Furthermore, while the former method appears in (both versions of) the third game, here it's called "pulsing in".
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* '''Soarin''': [[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Soarin'_(attraction) A series of Disneyland attractions]], [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic or a Wonderbolt]]?

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* '''Soarin''': [[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Soarin'_(attraction) com/wiki/Soarin%27_(attraction) A series of Disneyland attractions]], [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic or a Wonderbolt]]?
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* '''Kelso''': Is he a candy manager in '''Recess''', a cow-boy in '''The Party''' , (with Peter Sellers in the main role), a bumbbling idiot in '''Series/That70sShow''' or a cynical chief in a hospital on '''Scrubs''' ?

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* '''Kelso''': Is he a candy manager in '''Recess''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', a cow-boy cowboy in '''The Party''' , ''Film/TheParty'', (with Peter Sellers Creator/PeterSellers in the main role), a bumbbling bumbling idiot in '''Series/That70sShow''' ''Series/That70sShow'', or a cynical chief in a hospital on '''Scrubs''' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' ?
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* '''Jay''', a grumpy patriarch or a cynical critic?

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* '''Jay''', a grumpy patriarch or [[WesternAnimation/TheCritic a cynical critic?critic]]?



* '''Wilson''' can be House's only friend, [[WesternAnimation/{{Chuggington}} a red diesel engine]], Tim's invisible neighbor in ''Series/HomeImprovement'' or Dennis' neighbor in ''Dennis the Menace''.

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* '''Wilson''' can be House's Series/{{House}}'s only friend, [[WesternAnimation/{{Chuggington}} a red diesel engine]], Tim's invisible neighbor in ''Series/HomeImprovement'' or ''Series/HomeImprovement'', Dennis' neighbor in ''Dennis ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace''.Menace|US}}'', or [[Film/CastAway a volleyball Tom Hanks talks to so stay sane]].
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* Is '''Brian''' an [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy anthropomorphic dog]], [[MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian a guy who keeps getting mistaken for the Messiah]], a husband whose wife suffers from greed in ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', or a [[Music/NinjaSexParty psychotic ninja keyboardist]]?

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* Is '''Brian''' an [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy anthropomorphic dog]], [[MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian a guy who keeps getting mistaken for the Messiah]], a husband whose wife suffers from greed in ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', or a [[Music/NinjaSexParty psychotic ninja keyboardist]]?
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