History NamesTheSame / RealVsFictional

21st Jan '17 3:45:44 PM KagSwirby
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* There's '''[[Franchise/{{Halloween}} Michael Myers]]''', a crazed serial killer who was institutionalized for the murder of his sister when he was six, then there's "Mike" Myers, who is best known for ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive Wayne's]] [[Film/WaynesWorld World]], WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}, and the Film/AustinPowers series. (To put it another way, the fictional Michael Myers is an axe murderer, whereas the real-life Mike Myers merely [[Film/SoIMarriedAnAxeMurderer married one]]).

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* There's '''[[Franchise/{{Halloween}} Michael Myers]]''', a crazed serial killer who was institutionalized for the murder of his sister when he was six, then there's "Mike" Myers, who is best known for ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Wayne's]] [[Film/WaynesWorld World]], WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}, and the Film/AustinPowers series. (To put it another way, the fictional Michael Myers is an axe murderer, whereas the real-life Mike Myers merely [[Film/SoIMarriedAnAxeMurderer married one]]).



** A sketch on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' made fun of this, which ending with Michael Myers revealing himself to be Mike Myers. The show is made by Seth Green, [[ActorAllusion who was in the ''Austin Powers'' movies.]]

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** A sketch on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' made fun of this, which ending with Michael Myers revealing himself to be Mike Myers. The show is made by Seth Green, [[ActorAllusion who was in the ''Austin Powers'' Austin Power' movies.]]
21st Jan '17 3:44:58 PM KagSwirby
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* '''John [=McIntyre=]''' is a [[http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id=8449439 retired NHL player]], a [[http://johnemcintyre.blogspot.com/ political blogger]], and a fictional surgeon on [[Series/{{Mash}} not one]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trapper_John,_M.D. but two]] TV shows. And UN secretary general in ''Wrongfully Accused''.

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* '''John [=McIntyre=]''' is a [[http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id=8449439 retired NHL player]], a [[http://johnemcintyre.blogspot.com/ political blogger]], and a fictional surgeon on [[Series/{{Mash}} not one]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trapper_John,_M.D. D but two]] TV shows. And UN secretary general in ''Wrongfully Accused''.
21st Jan '17 3:44:31 PM KagSwirby
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* There's '''[[Franchise/{{Halloween}} Michael Myers]]''', a crazed serial killer who was institutionalized for the murder of his sister when he was six, then there's "Mike" Myers, who is best known for ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive Wayne's]] [[Film/WaynesWorld World]], ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', and the Film/AustinPowers series. (To put it another way, the fictional Michael Myers is an axe murderer, whereas the real-life Mike Myers merely [[Film/SoIMarriedAnAxeMurderer married one]]).

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* There's '''[[Franchise/{{Halloween}} Michael Myers]]''', a crazed serial killer who was institutionalized for the murder of his sister when he was six, then there's "Mike" Myers, who is best known for ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive Wayne's]] [[Film/WaynesWorld World]], ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}, and the Film/AustinPowers series. (To put it another way, the fictional Michael Myers is an axe murderer, whereas the real-life Mike Myers merely [[Film/SoIMarriedAnAxeMurderer married one]]).



** A sketch on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' made fun of this, which ending with Michael Myers revealing himself to be Mike Myers. The show is made by Seth Green, [[ActorAllusion who was in the ''Film/AustinPowers'' movies.]]

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** A sketch on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' made fun of this, which ending with Michael Myers revealing himself to be Mike Myers. The show is made by Seth Green, [[ActorAllusion who was in the ''Film/AustinPowers'' ''Austin Powers'' movies.]]
21st Jan '17 3:43:18 PM KagSwirby
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* There's '''[[Franchise/{{Halloween}} Michael Myers]]''', a crazed serial killer who was institutionalized for the murder of his sister when he was six, then there's "Mike" Myers, who is best known for ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive Wayne's]] [[Film/WaynesWorld World]], ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', and the ''Film/AustinPowers'' series. (To put it another way, the fictional Michael Myers is an axe murderer, whereas the real-life Mike Myers merely [[Film/SoIMarriedAnAxeMurderer married one]]).

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* There's '''[[Franchise/{{Halloween}} Michael Myers]]''', a crazed serial killer who was institutionalized for the murder of his sister when he was six, then there's "Mike" Myers, who is best known for ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive Wayne's]] [[Film/WaynesWorld World]], ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', and the ''Film/AustinPowers'' Film/AustinPowers series. (To put it another way, the fictional Michael Myers is an axe murderer, whereas the real-life Mike Myers merely [[Film/SoIMarriedAnAxeMurderer married one]]).



** A sketch on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' made fun of this, which ending with Michael Myers revealing himself to be Mike Myers. The show is made by Seth Green, [[ActorAllusion who was in the AustinPowers movies.]]

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** A sketch on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' made fun of this, which ending with Michael Myers revealing himself to be Mike Myers. The show is made by Seth Green, [[ActorAllusion who was in the AustinPowers ''Film/AustinPowers'' movies.]]
13th Jan '17 5:41:39 PM MagnusForce
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* '''John Frink''' is the name of a character in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. By sheer coincidence and LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, the staff eventually received a writer also named John Frink.

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* '''John Frink''' is the name of a character in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. By sheer coincidence and LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, the staff eventually received a writer also named John Frink.



* '''Leeroy Jenkins''' is a meme spawned from [[Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo a famous World of Warcraft video]] as well as [[LeeroyJenkins a trope named after it]]. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leroy_Jenkins_(televangelist) Leroy Jenkins]], on the other hand, is a televangelist notorious for [[SinisterMinister setting up conspiracy to assault two men and plotting the arson of two homes]] and preaching [[SnakeOilSalesman faith healing via "miracle water"]].

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* '''Leeroy Jenkins''' is a meme spawned from [[Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo a famous World of Warcraft video]] as well as [[LeeroyJenkins a trope named after it]]. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leroy_Jenkins_(televangelist) Leroy Jenkins]], on the other hand, is a televangelist notorious for [[SinisterMinister setting up conspiracy to assault two men and plotting the arson of two homes]] and preaching [[SnakeOilSalesman faith healing via "miracle water"]].



* There's '''[[Franchise/{{Halloween}} Michael Myers]]''', a crazed serial killer who was institutionalized for the murder of his sister when he was six, then there's "Mike" Myers, who is best known for ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive Wayne's]] [[Film/WaynesWorld World]], ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', and the ''Film/AustinPowers'' series. (To put it another way, the fictional Michael Myers is an axe murderer, whereas the real-life Mike Myers merely [[Film/SoIMarriedAnAxeMurderer married one]]).
** A different Mike Myers was a Major League reliever from 1995 to 2007, winning one World Series as a member of the 2004 Red Sox.
** A sketch on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' made fun of this, which ending with Michael Myers revealing himself to be Mike Myers. The show is made by Seth Green, [[ActorAllusion who was in the AustinPowers movies.]]
** Going by '''Mike Moore''', he was also the dimwitted host of the ShowWithinAShow in ''Series/{{Frontline}}''.



* '''Thelma Harper''': [[Series/MamasFamily Sarcastic, short-tempered grandma]], or [[http://www.capitol.tn.gov/senate/members/s19.html Tennessee politician]]?

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* '''Thelma Harper''': [[Series/MamasFamily Sarcastic, short-tempered grandma]], or [[http://www.capitol.tn.gov/senate/members/s19.html Tennessee politician]]?




* '''Asahi''' is either a Japanese beer brand or [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse Nanashi's childhood friend]].
* '''Ruby Rose''' is either an actress best known for her role in ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' or the main heroine of the web series ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. In fact, there's a small meme by the fans referring to this.

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* '''Asahi''' is either a Japanese beer brand or [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse Nanashi's childhood friend]].
* '''Ruby Rose''' is either an actress best known for her role in ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' or the main heroine of the web series ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. In fact, there's a small meme by the fans referring to this.


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* '''Asahi''' is either a Japanese beer brand or [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse Nanashi's childhood friend]].
* '''Ashoka''' -- the ancient Indian ruler or the [[Franchise/StarWars Togruta jedi]].


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* '''John Frink''' is the name of the MadScientist in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. By sheer coincidence and LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, the staff eventually received a writer also named John Frink.


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* '''Thelma Harper''': [[Series/MamasFamily Sarcastic, short-tempered grandma]], or [[http://www.capitol.tn.gov/senate/members/s19.html Tennessee politician]]?


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* '''Leeroy Jenkins''' is a meme spawned from [[Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo a famous World of Warcraft video]] as well as [[LeeroyJenkins a trope named after it]]. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leroy_Jenkins_(televangelist) Leroy Jenkins]], on the other hand, is a televangelist notorious for [[SinisterMinister setting up conspiracy to assault two men and plotting the arson of two homes]] and preaching [[SnakeOilSalesman faith healing via "miracle water"]].


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* There's '''[[Franchise/{{Halloween}} Michael Myers]]''', a crazed serial killer who was institutionalized for the murder of his sister when he was six, then there's "Mike" Myers, who is best known for ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive Wayne's]] [[Film/WaynesWorld World]], ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', and the ''Film/AustinPowers'' series. (To put it another way, the fictional Michael Myers is an axe murderer, whereas the real-life Mike Myers merely [[Film/SoIMarriedAnAxeMurderer married one]]).
** A different Mike Myers was a Major League reliever from 1995 to 2007, winning one World Series as a member of the 2004 Red Sox.
** A sketch on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' made fun of this, which ending with Michael Myers revealing himself to be Mike Myers. The show is made by Seth Green, [[ActorAllusion who was in the AustinPowers movies.]]
** Going by '''Mike Moore''', he was also the dimwitted host of the ShowWithinAShow in ''Series/{{Frontline}}''.


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* '''Ruby Rose''' is either an actress best known for her role in ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' or the main heroine of the web series ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. In fact, there's a small meme by the fans referring to this.
13th Jan '17 5:24:02 PM MagnusForce
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* '''Windam''' is either the name of a Earth Alliance mass-produced mobile suit from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' (GAT-04 Windam), a [[Manga/MagicKnightRayearth Rune God]], or, up until the introduction of Toyota's Lexus brand back into Japan, the Japanese market name for the Lexus ES sedan (sold as the Toyota Windam).
** And [[http://ultra.wikia.com/wiki/Windom this UltraSeven monster]]

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* '''Windam''' is either the name of a Earth Alliance mass-produced mobile suit from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' (GAT-04 Windam), a [[Manga/MagicKnightRayearth Rune God]], or, up until the introduction of Toyota's Lexus brand back into Japan, the Japanese market name for the Lexus ES sedan (sold as the Toyota Windam).
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Windam) up until the introduction of Toyota's Lexus brand back into Japan, or, [[http://ultra.wikia.com/wiki/Windom this UltraSeven monster]]a robotic kaiju]] from ''Series/{{Ultraseven}}''.
9th Jan '17 9:55:08 PM MarkLungo
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** ''Series/ChinaBeach'', which also had a regular character named Sam Beckett (and just to make it even more confusing, Michael Boatman, the actor who played the ''China Beach'' Sam Beckett, made a guest appearance in the final season).

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** ''Series/ChinaBeach'', which also * ''Series/ChinaBeach'' had a regular character named Sam Beckett (and just who was ''not'' the identically named, time traveling protagonist of ''Series/QuantumLeap''. Just to make it even more confusing, Michael Boatman, the actor who played the ''China Beach'' Sam Beckett, made a guest appearance in the ''Quantum Leap'''s final season).
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** There was also a ''Jim'' Gordon who worked as a session drummer for numerous rock albums in the '60s and '70s, later became a member of Music/EricClapton's band Derek and the Dominos, and still later became a schizophrenic who stabbed his mother to death.

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** There was also a ''Jim'' Gordon who worked as a session drummer for numerous rock albums in the '60s and '70s, later became a member of Music/EricClapton's band Derek and the Dominos, Music/DerekAndTheDominoes, and still later became a schizophrenic who stabbed his mother to death.






* '''Michael Moore''', who is a [[Creator/MichaelMoore political filmmaker and liberal activist]], or one half of a split personality immortal on ''{{Series/Highlander}}''.

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* '''Michael Moore''', who is a [[Creator/MichaelMoore political filmmaker and liberal activist]], or one half of a split personality immortal on ''{{Series/Highlander}}''.''Series/{{Highlander}}''.



* '''Michael Collins''' is the name of an astronaut, one of [[Creator/MarvelComics Deathlok's]] alter egos, and General Michael Collins of the Irish Republican Army.

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* '''Michael Collins''' is the name of an astronaut, one of [[Creator/MarvelComics Deathlok's]] alter egos, and General Michael Collins Film/MichaelCollins of the Irish Republican Army.



* '''Gerry Conway''': The real Creator/GerryConway is a well-regarded writer, best known for his work in comic books. The fictional Gerry Conway is a white supremacist from the film ''Film/{{Imperium}}''.



* '''Arthur Currie''', the brilliant Canadian general of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, should not be confused with '''Arthur Curry''', Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}.

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* '''Arthur Currie''', the brilliant Canadian general of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, should not be confused with '''Arthur Curry''', Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}.aka ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}.



* '''Tom Jones''' is the stage name of a Welsh pop singer as well as the eponymous protagonist of [[Literature/TheHistoryOfTomJonesAFoundling Henry Fielding's novel]]. This wouldn't be an example, as the singer took his name from the book, except that a third Tom Jones wrote ''Theatre/TheFantasticks'' and other musicals with composer Harvey Schmidt.

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* '''Tom Jones''' is the stage name of of[Music/TomJones a Welsh pop singer singer]] as well as the eponymous protagonist of [[Literature/TheHistoryOfTomJonesAFoundling Henry Fielding's novel]]. This wouldn't be an example, as the singer took his name from the book, except that a third Tom Jones wrote ''Theatre/TheFantasticks'' and other musicals with composer Harvey Schmidt.



* This [[ManOfAThousandVoices is]] [[WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius a]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} voice]] [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 actor]], and he has a name; his name is '''[[Creator/RobPaulsen Robert Paulsen]]'''. The first victim of [[Film/FightClub Project Mayhem]] was Robert Pauls'''o'''n.

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* This [[ManOfAThousandVoices is]] [[WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius a]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} voice]] [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 actor]], and he has a name; his name is '''[[Creator/RobPaulsen Robert Paulsen]]'''. The '''Creator/RobPaulsen'''. In ''Film/FightClub'', the first victim of [[Film/FightClub Project Mayhem]] Mayhem was Robert Pauls'''o'''n.
6th Jan '17 1:25:17 PM KagSwirby
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* '''Paul [=PetersEn=]''' is an actor/singer who co-starred on ''Series/TheDonnaReedShow''. '''Paul [=PetersOn=]''' is a character from ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman''.

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* '''Paul [=PetersEn=]''' Peters[=e=]n''' is an actor/singer who co-starred on ''Series/TheDonnaReedShow''. '''Paul [=PetersOn=]''' Peters[=o=]n''' is a character from ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman''.
6th Jan '17 1:13:51 PM KagSwirby
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* Many streets in real life have the name of '''[[VideoGame/{{SuperMarioKart}} Rainbow Road]]'''.
6th Jan '17 1:07:21 PM KagSwirby
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* '''Paul [=PetersEn=]''' is an actor/singer who co-starred on ''Series/TheDonnaReedShow''. '''Paul [=PetersOn=]''' is a character from ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman''.


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* '''Paul [=PetersEn=]''' is an actor/singer who co-starred on ''Series/TheDonnaReedShow''. '''Paul [=PetersOn=]''' is a character from ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman''.
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