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25th May '16 10:44:49 AM MagBas
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* The VillainProtagonist from ''LightNovel/MaouNoHajimekata'', commonly just referred to as Aur, has [[spoiler:Ain Soph Aur as his actual name, a term coming straight out of the Kabbalah, meaning “The Limitless Light”, a term used to describe {{God}} Himself in those teachings]]; an extremely ironic name considering Aur is a Sorcerer who has declared himself Demon Lord, who engages in many nefarious actions against humanity, not the mention how handles women who were against him at first, that is manipulate them through rape and hypnotism.
12th May '16 4:49:19 AM TwilightLord
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* Pirate crews in ''Manga/OnePiece'' are often named after their captains, but more confusingly, sometimes named after a characteristic of the captain that not everyone in the crew shares. The main characters, the Straw Hat Pirates, are an example, as only Luffy, its captain, frequently wears a straw hat. Another example would be the Red-Haired Pirates, named after the captain's red hair (not everyone in the crew is a redhead). There are also pirate captains whose names are also normal words that can lead to incorrect assumptions about the crews, such as the Kid Pirates (not actually children, but run by Eustass Kid) and the Buggy Pirates (no relation to glitchiness or automobiles, but has Buggy the Clown as its leader.

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* Pirate crews in ''Manga/OnePiece'' are often named after their captains, but more confusingly, sometimes named after a characteristic of the captain that not everyone in the crew shares. The main characters, the Straw Hat Pirates, are an example, as only Luffy, its captain, frequently wears a straw hat. Another example would be the Red-Haired Pirates, named after the captain's red hair (not everyone in the crew is a redhead). There are also pirate captains whose names are also normal words that can lead to incorrect assumptions about the crews, such as the Kid Pirates (not actually children, but run by Eustass Kid) and the Buggy Pirates (no relation to glitchiness or automobiles, but has Buggy the Clown as its leader.leader).
** The literal translation of "Mugiwara Kaizoku" (what Luffy's crew is called in Japanese) is "Straw Pirates", which is also this, as none of them are made of straw, or even strawmen in the metaphorical sense.



** This is also a case of LostInTranslation; despite his title, Whitebeard only has a white mustache and no beard. This is because in Japanese, his title is ''Shirohige'', where ''hige'' refers to all kinds of facial hair, beards and mustaches both.

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** This is also a case of LostInTranslation; despite his title, Whitebeard only has a white mustache and no beard. This is because in Japanese, his title is ''Shirohige'', where ''hige'' refers to all kinds of facial hair, beards and mustaches both. Then again, Whitebeard sounds cooler than Whitemustache.
** Crocodile is not a crocodile and has nothing to do with crocodiles (though he does keep a banana-gator as a pet). He's a human with the ability to turn into and manipulate sand.
** Usopp's hometown, Syrup Village, has nothing to do with syrup.
7th May '16 9:26:36 PM euan112358
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** This is also a case of LostInTranslation; despite his title, Whitebeard only has a white mustache and no beard. This is because in Japanese, his title is ''Shirohige'', where ''hige'' refers to all kinds of facial hair, beards and mustaches both.
14th Apr '16 9:31:55 AM MajinAkuma
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' A rather blatant example: Kabutowari is a hammer and axe linked by a cable. It's referred to as the "bluntsword" and counts as one of the Seven Swords of the Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': A rather blatant example: Kabutowari is a hammer and axe linked by a cable. It's referred to as the "bluntsword" and counts as one of the Seven Swords of the Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist.
14th Apr '16 9:31:09 AM MajinAkuma
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' sounds like an assualt on the largest moon of Saturn. The series could be more accurately named as Attack of the Titans.

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' sounds like an assualt assault on the largest moon of Saturn. The series could be more accurately named as Attack of the Titans.
14th Apr '16 9:24:06 AM MajinAkuma
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* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'':
** Team 5D's is named after the five Signer Dragons, but has seven members. It does not help that there are ''six'' Signer Dragons (although it were originally five prior to ExecutiveMeddling).
** Jack's EvilKnockoff has three copies of Red Daemon's Dragon. However, none of them is red like the original.
3rd Apr '16 7:45:01 AM MajinAkuma
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** Another example is Signum's ''[[FinishingMove Sturmfalken]]'' which is German for "Storm Falcon." It's ranged attack from a bow which explodes upon contact with the enemy. It doesn't have any relation to storms or winds and the magical arrow doesn't even transform into a bird.

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** Another example is Signum's ''[[FinishingMove Sturmfalken]]'' which is German for "Storm Falcon.Falcons." It's ranged attack from a bow which explodes upon contact with the enemy. It doesn't have any relation to storms or winds and the magical arrow doesn't even transform into a bird.bird (it does in the remake movie, though).
5th Jan '16 1:45:18 AM GottaHaveFaith
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* Pirate crews in ''Manga/OnePiece'' are often named after their captains, but more confusingly, sometimes named after a characteristic of the captain that not everyone in the crew shares. The main characters, the Straw Hat Pirates, are an example, as only Luffy, its captain, frequently wears a straw hat. Another example would be the Red-Haired Pirates, named after the captain's red hair (not everyone in the crew is a redhead). There are also pirate captains whose names are also normal words that can lead to incorrect assumptions about the crews, such as the Kid Pirates (not actually children, but run by Eustass Kid) and the Buggy Pirates (no relation to glitchiness or automobiles, but has Buggy the Clown as its leader).

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* Pirate crews in ''Manga/OnePiece'' are often named after their captains, but more confusingly, sometimes named after a characteristic of the captain that not everyone in the crew shares. The main characters, the Straw Hat Pirates, are an example, as only Luffy, its captain, frequently wears a straw hat. Another example would be the Red-Haired Pirates, named after the captain's red hair (not everyone in the crew is a redhead). There are also pirate captains whose names are also normal words that can lead to incorrect assumptions about the crews, such as the Kid Pirates (not actually children, but run by Eustass Kid) and the Buggy Pirates (no relation to glitchiness or automobiles, but has Buggy the Clown as its leader).leader.
** Even a couple of the Straw Hats have these as [[ArtifactTitle Artifact Titles]]. Roronoa Zoro is called the "Pirate Hunter", even though he ''is'' a pirate himself, because this is what he was known as back when he was still a bounty hunter, and apparently no one ever changed the nickname. Similarly, "The Devil Child" Nico Robin earned the nickname 22 years before the current storyline when she ''was'' an 8-year-old child, but this is still her moniker in the present day, even though she's now a 30-year-old woman.
25th Dec '15 11:20:39 PM Mavado
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** [[BrotherSisterTeam Android 17, Android 18]] & [[MadScientist Android 20]] are actually {{Cyborg}}s.
14th Dec '15 9:06:46 AM wootzits
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* Archer from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''... is not an archer. He has a bow that he can use, but he's primarily a swordsman. The same goes for [[spoiler:Gilgamesh]], the Archer from the previous Holy Grail War. WordOfGod has stated either ''could'' have gotten the title of Saber (in each Holy Grail War, there's the same set of seven titles the servants go by), but the Saber who is [[spoiler:King Arthur]] fits it even better, and since they often used their swords [[StormOfBlades as range weapons]] "Archer" was the next best fit.
** This isn't entirely true since unlike Gilgamesh, who more or less uses his weapons in a MoreDakka / MacrossMissileMassacre role, Archer's[[note]][[spoiler:EMIYA]][[/note]] second most powerful ability after ''[[FieldOfBlades Unlimited Blade Works]]'' consists of creating fake Noble Phantasms with his Reinforcement and Projection abilities and then ''[[http://typemoon.wikia.com/wiki/Broken_Phantasm breaking]] and firing'' them from a Compound Bow created from an alloy only found in his original time, giving his role as an Archer a very good fit.
*** FSN Archer's personal combat philosophies are also quite close to the ideal of ''Kyūdō''. Not to mention the attitude which inspired the ''Independent Action'' ability associated with the Archer class being a strong element of characterization in both of the above.
** Assassin from the same series is not an assassin. He is a {{Samurai}} and he never use any dirty trick. Assassin is really a honorable and honest man who prefers one-to-one battles. [[spoiler:There is a reason why a Servant named ''True'' Assassin appears in the Heaven's Feel route.]]
* ''Manga/HidamariSketch'': The page quote is a drunken rant on various misnomers.
** For those still wondering about it, TheOtherWiki has an article on goldfish and most of them are effectively ''not'' golden.
** The bit about blue lights is a reference to the Japanese language. The lowest light's color is often called "ao", which is an old Japanese word that refers to any color from blue to green. They now have specific terms for blue ("ao") and green ("midori") and a lot of shades in between, but "ao" still can be a number of colors. In this case, she's complaining about using the word "ao" when "midori" would be more accurate.

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* Archer from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''... is not ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' sounds like an archer. He has a bow that he can use, but he's primarily a swordsman. assualt on the largest moon of Saturn. The same goes for [[spoiler:Gilgamesh]], the Archer from the previous Holy Grail War. WordOfGod has stated either ''could'' have gotten the title of Saber (in each Holy Grail War, there's the same set of seven titles the servants go by), but the Saber who is [[spoiler:King Arthur]] fits it even better, and since they often used their swords [[StormOfBlades as range weapons]] "Archer" was the next best fit.
** This isn't entirely true since unlike Gilgamesh, who more or less uses his weapons in a MoreDakka / MacrossMissileMassacre role, Archer's[[note]][[spoiler:EMIYA]][[/note]] second most powerful ability after ''[[FieldOfBlades Unlimited Blade Works]]'' consists of creating fake Noble Phantasms with his Reinforcement and Projection abilities and then ''[[http://typemoon.wikia.com/wiki/Broken_Phantasm breaking]] and firing'' them from a Compound Bow created from an alloy only found in his original time, giving his role as an Archer a very good fit.
*** FSN Archer's personal combat philosophies are also quite close to the ideal of ''Kyūdō''. Not to mention the attitude which inspired the ''Independent Action'' ability associated with the Archer class being a strong element of characterization in both of the above.
** Assassin from the same
series is not an assassin. He is a {{Samurai}} and he never use any dirty trick. Assassin is really a honorable and honest man who prefers one-to-one battles. [[spoiler:There is a reason why a Servant named ''True'' Assassin appears in the Heaven's Feel route.]]
* ''Manga/HidamariSketch'': The page quote is a drunken rant on various misnomers.
** For those still wondering about it, TheOtherWiki has an article on goldfish and most of them are effectively ''not'' golden.
** The bit about blue lights is a reference to the Japanese language. The lowest light's color is often called "ao", which is an old Japanese word that refers to any color from blue to green. They now have specific terms for blue ("ao") and green ("midori") and a lot of shades in between, but "ao" still can be a number of colors. In this case, she's complaining about using the word "ao" when "midori" would
could be more accurate.accurately named as Attack of the Titans.



* The weapon names in ''TokyoMewMew'' are usually at least straightforward puns, but the Mew Berry Rod is too small to be a rod and not intended to be used by Mew Berry. And what's the "tone" in Mew Mint's Mintonarrow supposed to mean?
** And the [=StrawBellBell=] ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS or whatever]]) didn't even have a bell originally.
* The name of [[SwissArmyWeapon Raising Heart]] in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' doesn't exactly describe the SimpleStaff / BoomStick / BladeOnAStick the main character wields, especially since its design doesn't include any hearts at all. This is due to the name being an [[TheArtifact artifact]] from the original concept of Raising Heart as more traditional heart-shaped MagicalGirl wand with wings. Adding to the problem was Nanoha's memetic fan reputation for [[BewareTheNiceOnes heavy-ordnance fighting]], so many fansubs assumed the weapon had the more appropriate name [[SpellMyNameWithAnS ''Raging'' Heart]]....
** The TSAB stands for "Time-Space Administration Bureau", but the only instances of TimeTravel take place in the AlternateContinuity of ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable'' and the Bureau is not directly involved in them. It could be better translated as Dimensional or Space-Time Administration/Administrative Bureau, but there are... [[FunWithAcronyms problems with one of those]]. This is confirmed in the official English subs of the ''Nanoha'' movies released by Seven Arcs, with Dimension Administration Bureau being the name of TheFederation.
** Signum's SignatureMove ''Shiden Issen'' is translated as "Purple Lightning Flash". It's not purple. And it's a ''[[PlayingWithFire fire-elemental]]'' [[FlamingSword sword slash]]. Later in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', she teaches it to Erio. His version is a [[ShockAndAwe lightning-elemental]] [[ElementalPunch punch]]; however, it's not purple either; it's [[YellowLightningBlueLightning blue, then yellow, then blue again after the attack is over]].
** Another example is Signum's ''[[FinishingMove Sturmfalken]]'' which is German for "Storm Falcon." It's ranged attack from a bow which explodes upon contact with the enemy. It doesn't have any relation to storms or winds and the magical arrow doesn't even transform into a bird.
** ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' gives us Vivio Takamachi's device Sacred Heart, a plush bunny without any heart-shaped markings and is not a holy item. This, however, is justified as she named the device after Nanoha's Raising Heart. There is also Miura Rinaldi, a mage who was trained by the Wolkenritter, and her ''Sword Draw'' techniques, which do not involve swords or rapidly taking out any form of weapon. She executes them [[KickChick using her legs]] [[ArmedLegs which has magical blades.]]
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' A rather blatant example: Kabutowari is a hammer and axe linked by a cable. It's referred to as the "bluntsword" and counts as one of the Seven Swords of the Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist.

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* The weapon names in ''TokyoMewMew'' are usually at least straightforward puns, but ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'':
** Starrk has
the Mew Berry Rod is too small to be a rod theme and not intended to be used by Mew Berry. And what's the "tone" in Mew Mint's Mintonarrow supposed to mean?
** And the [=StrawBellBell=] ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS or whatever]]) didn't even have a bell originally.
* The name
appearance of [[SwissArmyWeapon Raising Heart]] in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' doesn't exactly describe the SimpleStaff / BoomStick / BladeOnAStick the main character wields, especially since its design doesn't include any hearts at all. This is due to the a cowboy gunslinger. Despite his name being an [[TheArtifact artifact]] from ''Coyote'' Starrk, his AnimalMotif is the original concept wolf. His background is that of Raising Heart as more traditional heart-shaped MagicalGirl wand with wings. Adding a lone wolf who desperately wants to the problem was Nanoha's memetic fan reputation for [[BewareTheNiceOnes heavy-ordnance fighting]], so many fansubs assumed the weapon had the more appropriate name [[SpellMyNameWithAnS ''Raging'' Heart]]....
** The TSAB stands for "Time-Space Administration Bureau", but the only instances of TimeTravel take place in the AlternateContinuity of ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable'' and the Bureau is not directly involved in them. It could
be better translated as Dimensional or Space-Time Administration/Administrative Bureau, but there are... [[FunWithAcronyms problems with one of those]]. This is confirmed in the official English subs part of the ''Nanoha'' movies released by Seven Arcs, with Dimension Administration Bureau being the name of TheFederation.
** Signum's SignatureMove ''Shiden Issen'' is translated as "Purple Lightning Flash". It's not purple. And it's a ''[[PlayingWithFire fire-elemental]]'' [[FlamingSword sword slash]]. Later in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', she teaches it to Erio. His version is a [[ShockAndAwe lightning-elemental]] [[ElementalPunch punch]]; however, it's not purple either; it's [[YellowLightningBlueLightning blue, then yellow, then blue again after the attack is over]].
** Another example is Signum's ''[[FinishingMove Sturmfalken]]'' which is German for "Storm Falcon." It's ranged attack from a bow which explodes upon contact with the enemy. It doesn't have any relation to storms or winds
pack and the magical arrow doesn't even transform his power, Los Lobos ("The Wolves"), allows him to split his souls into a bird.
** ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' gives us Vivio Takamachi's device Sacred Heart, a plush bunny without any heart-shaped markings
both companions and an entire pack of soul wolf weapons.
** "Gerifalte"
is not a holy item. This, however, is justified as she named the device after Nanoha's Raising Heart. There is also Miura Rinaldi, a mage who was trained by the Wolkenritter, and her ''Sword Draw'' techniques, which do not involve swords or rapidly taking out any Spanish for "gyrfalcon" but [[{{Anime}} Patros's]] true form of weapon. She executes them [[KickChick using her legs]] [[ArmedLegs which has magical blades.]]
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' A rather blatant example: Kabutowari is a hammer and axe linked by a cable. It's referred to as the "bluntsword" and counts as one of the Seven Swords of the Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist.
barely looks like one.
** Jabalì supposedly means "boar". Aldegor's anything but boar-like.



* ''Anime/TransformersArmada'': The Star Sabre has nothing to do with stars. The Skyboom Shield neither flies nor goes 'boom'. The Requiem Blaster is very loud when fired. Who named these things?
** Also, the [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Cyber Planet Keys]] are not actually keys, nor does the Omega Lock lock anything.
*** Many such oddities make more sense from [[MerchandiseDriven a toy collector's perspective]]. Cyber Keys, for instance, are roughly key-shaped and are used to ''unlock'' various gimmicks. As for the Omega Lock, once all four keys are in place and it's put into its proper place in a temple on Cybertron, it ''unlocks'' [[spoiler:the planet, allowing it to awaken and transform into the god Primus.]]
** Some Franchise/{{Transformers}} are named for features that later incarnations won't have. Armada Smokescreen doesn't have smoke (though he did once activate such a feature in the Autobots' base... something anyone could've done.) Energon Sixshot doesn't have ''anything'' to do with the number six (the original Sixshot had six forms, though the 'shot' is ''still'' a misnomer.) Cybertron Crosswise's name has nothing to do with him, though he is a 'monster hunter' and some monsters don't like crosses... but that's ''really'' stretching it. The first use of the name was with a guy in ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' who had a big X on his car hood. G1 Ramjet? An F-15, which doesn't use a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramjet ramjet]]. The list goes on and on.
** Ramjet's name actually suits him pretty well, considering his penchant for ramming other aircraft out of the sky.
* In ''LightNovel/KoreWaZombieDesuKa'', [[MagicalGirl Haruna]] has a FinishingMove called Mystletainn Kick, which consists of bisecting the opponent with her chainsaw (which at the very least is called Mystletainn). Everyone on the receiving end [[PhraseCatcher responds with]] "[[{{Lampshaded}} That's not a kick!]]"
* Justin Law of ''Manga/SoulEater'' has an attack named "Law Abiding Silver Gun", which is not a gun but a guillotine blade . The name makes no sense except as a ShoutOut to ''Manga/BIchi'', which had a weapon of the same which ''was'' a gun.

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* ''Anime/TransformersArmada'': The Star Sabre has nothing to do with stars. The Skyboom Shield neither flies nor goes 'boom'. The Requiem Blaster Mr. Satan from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is very loud when fired. Who named these things?
** Also, the [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Cyber Planet Keys]] are not
actually keys, nor does the Omega Lock lock anything.
*** Many such oddities make more sense from [[MerchandiseDriven
a toy collector's perspective]]. Cyber Keys, for instance, are roughly key-shaped and are used to ''unlock'' various gimmicks. As for the Omega Lock, once all four keys are in place and it's put into its proper place in a temple on Cybertron, it ''unlocks'' [[spoiler:the planet, allowing it to awaken and transform into the god Primus.]]
pretty nice guy.
** Some Franchise/{{Transformers}} are named for features that later incarnations won't have. Armada Smokescreen [[ArcVillain Frieza/Freeza]] doesn't have smoke (though he did once activate such a feature in the Autobots' base... something anyone could've done.) Energon Sixshot doesn't have ''anything'' to do with the number six (the original Sixshot had six forms, though the 'shot' is ''still'' a misnomer.) Cybertron Crosswise's name has nothing to do with him, though he is a 'monster hunter' and some monsters don't like crosses... but that's ''really'' stretching it. The first use of the name was with a guy in ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' who had a big X on his car hood. G1 Ramjet? An F-15, which doesn't use a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramjet ramjet]]. The list goes on and on.
** Ramjet's name actually suits him pretty well, considering his penchant for ramming other aircraft out of the sky.
* In ''LightNovel/KoreWaZombieDesuKa'', [[MagicalGirl Haruna]] has a FinishingMove called Mystletainn Kick, which consists of bisecting the opponent with her chainsaw (which at the very least is called Mystletainn). Everyone on the receiving end [[PhraseCatcher responds with]] "[[{{Lampshaded}} That's not a kick!]]"
* Justin Law of ''Manga/SoulEater'' has an attack named "Law Abiding Silver Gun", which is not a gun but a guillotine blade . The name makes no sense except as a ShoutOut to ''Manga/BIchi'', which had a weapon of the same which ''was'' a gun.
[[AnIcePerson power over ice.]]



* Archer from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''... is not an archer. He has a bow that he can use, but he's primarily a swordsman. The same goes for [[spoiler:Gilgamesh]], the Archer from the previous Holy Grail War. WordOfGod has stated either ''could'' have gotten the title of Saber (in each Holy Grail War, there's the same set of seven titles the servants go by), but the Saber who is [[spoiler:King Arthur]] fits it even better, and since they often used their swords [[StormOfBlades as range weapons]] "Archer" was the next best fit.
** This isn't entirely true since unlike Gilgamesh, who more or less uses his weapons in a MoreDakka / MacrossMissileMassacre role, Archer's[[note]][[spoiler:EMIYA]][[/note]] second most powerful ability after ''[[FieldOfBlades Unlimited Blade Works]]'' consists of creating fake Noble Phantasms with his Reinforcement and Projection abilities and then ''[[http://typemoon.wikia.com/wiki/Broken_Phantasm breaking]] and firing'' them from a Compound Bow created from an alloy only found in his original time, giving his role as an Archer a very good fit.
*** FSN Archer's personal combat philosophies are also quite close to the ideal of ''Kyūdō''. Not to mention the attitude which inspired the ''Independent Action'' ability associated with the Archer class being a strong element of characterization in both of the above.
** Assassin from the same series is not an assassin. He is a {{Samurai}} and he never use any dirty trick. Assassin is really a honorable and honest man who prefers one-to-one battles. [[spoiler:There is a reason why a Servant named ''True'' Assassin appears in the Heaven's Feel route.]]
* Alphonse in ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'' is indeed an alchemist who is fully made of metal, but the title is in reference to his brother Edward, who has only one automail arm and leg. This is lampshaded early on when people assume Alphonse is the Fullmetal Alchemist.
** Less apparent in English, but the Japanese term for alchemy in ''Fullmetal Alchemist'' literally means "the art of gold transmutation", which is (almost) never done throughout the series, due to it being illegal to prevent economic chaos.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'', the [[SpellMyNameWithAnS DOTS/DODS]] Rifle is an upgraded Beam Rifle which adds... rifling, meaning that "beam rifle" is a non-indicative name.
** Zaku Zaku Hour on ''Anime/SDGundamForce'', lasting barely five minutes per episode.
* ''Manga/HidamariSketch'': The page quote is a drunken rant on various misnomers.
** For those still wondering about it, TheOtherWiki has an article on goldfish and most of them are effectively ''not'' golden.
** The bit about blue lights is a reference to the Japanese language. The lowest light's color is often called "ao", which is an old Japanese word that refers to any color from blue to green. They now have specific terms for blue ("ao") and green ("midori") and a lot of shades in between, but "ao" still can be a number of colors. In this case, she's complaining about using the word "ao" when "midori" would be more accurate.
* In ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie'', [[MagicalGirl Haruna]] has a FinishingMove called Mystletainn Kick, which consists of bisecting the opponent with her chainsaw (which at the very least is called Mystletainn). Everyone on the receiving end [[PhraseCatcher responds with]] "[[{{Lampshaded}} That's not a kick!]]"
* For a series called ''Anime/KillLaKill'', there is very little killing happening. There is a lot of murderous intent and a truckload of violence, but after a student is offed in the first episode's ColdOpen, no more onscreen deaths occur until [[spoiler:the next-to-last episode]].
* The name of [[SwissArmyWeapon Raising Heart]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' doesn't exactly describe the SimpleStaff / BoomStick / BladeOnAStick the main character wields, especially since its design doesn't include any hearts at all. This is due to the name being an [[TheArtifact artifact]] from the original concept of Raising Heart as more traditional heart-shaped MagicalGirl wand with wings. Adding to the problem was Nanoha's memetic fan reputation for [[BewareTheNiceOnes heavy-ordnance fighting]], so many fansubs assumed the weapon had the more appropriate name [[SpellMyNameWithAnS ''Raging'' Heart]]....
** The TSAB stands for "Time-Space Administration Bureau", but the only instances of TimeTravel take place in the AlternateContinuity of ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable'' and the Bureau is not directly involved in them. It could be better translated as Dimensional or Space-Time Administration/Administrative Bureau, but there are... [[FunWithAcronyms problems with one of those]]. This is confirmed in the official English subs of the ''Nanoha'' movies released by Seven Arcs, with Dimension Administration Bureau being the name of TheFederation.
** Signum's SignatureMove ''Shiden Issen'' is translated as "Purple Lightning Flash". It's not purple. And it's a ''[[PlayingWithFire fire-elemental]]'' [[FlamingSword sword slash]]. Later in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', she teaches it to Erio. His version is a [[ShockAndAwe lightning-elemental]] [[ElementalPunch punch]]; however, it's not purple either; it's [[YellowLightningBlueLightning blue, then yellow, then blue again after the attack is over]].
** Another example is Signum's ''[[FinishingMove Sturmfalken]]'' which is German for "Storm Falcon." It's ranged attack from a bow which explodes upon contact with the enemy. It doesn't have any relation to storms or winds and the magical arrow doesn't even transform into a bird.
** ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' gives us Vivio Takamachi's device Sacred Heart, a plush bunny without any heart-shaped markings and is not a holy item. This, however, is justified as she named the device after Nanoha's Raising Heart. There is also Miura Rinaldi, a mage who was trained by the Wolkenritter, and her ''Sword Draw'' techniques, which do not involve swords or rapidly taking out any form of weapon. She executes them [[KickChick using her legs]] [[ArmedLegs which has magical blades.]]
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' A rather blatant example: Kabutowari is a hammer and axe linked by a cable. It's referred to as the "bluntsword" and counts as one of the Seven Swords of the Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist.
* Pirate crews in ''Manga/OnePiece'' are often named after their captains, but more confusingly, sometimes named after a characteristic of the captain that not everyone in the crew shares. The main characters, the Straw Hat Pirates, are an example, as only Luffy, its captain, frequently wears a straw hat. Another example would be the Red-Haired Pirates, named after the captain's red hair (not everyone in the crew is a redhead). There are also pirate captains whose names are also normal words that can lead to incorrect assumptions about the crews, such as the Kid Pirates (not actually children, but run by Eustass Kid) and the Buggy Pirates (no relation to glitchiness or automobiles, but has Buggy the Clown as its leader).



** Sailor Pluto of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has an attack called "Dead Scream." While she does represent the planet named after the mythological King of the Dead, she initiates her attack by saying the phrase in a normal to low-volume voice.

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** Sailor Pluto of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has an attack called "Dead Scream." While she does represent the planet named after the mythological King of the Dead, she initiates her attack by saying the phrase in a normal to low-volume voice.



* ''SchoolRumble'' is described by Creator/{{FUNimation}} as "The absolute funniest show you'll ever see that's not about anything that rumbles... ever!", although admittedly there ''is'' at least a school...
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'', the [[SpellMyNameWithAnS DOTS/DODS]] Rifle is an upgraded Beam Rifle which adds... rifling, meaning that "beam rifle" is a non-indicative name.
* ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'':
** Starrk has the theme and appearance of a cowboy gunslinger. Despite his name being ''Coyote'' Starrk, his AnimalMotif is the wolf. His background is that of a lone wolf who desperately wants to be part of the pack and his power, Los Lobos ("The Wolves"), allows him to split his souls into both companions and an entire pack of soul wolf weapons.
** "Gerifalte" is Spanish for "gyrfalcon" but [[{{Anime}} Patros's]] true form barely looks like one.
** Jabalì supposedly means "boar". Aldegor's anything but boar-like.
* Zaku Zaku Hour on ''Anime/SDGundamForce'', lasting barely five minutes per episode.
* For those not familiar with ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'', you see [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yatta4_5363.gif that girl on the left in this image]]? Her name isn't Yatterwoman, nor is it Yattergirl. She's known as Yatter'''man'''-2. It could be reasoned that the "man" in this case is short for "''hu''man", but it's still somewhat confusing.
** This is an issue that dates back to at least ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'', another superhero team whose name ends in "man" but includes a woman.
** Or many of the older ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series, for that matter. But [[Series/DengekiSentaiChangeman Changepeople]] or [[Series/ChoushinseiFlashman Flashpeople]] doesn't sound as catchy.
* Pirate crews in ''Manga/OnePiece'' are often named after their captains, but more confusingly, sometimes named after a characteristic of the captain that not everyone in the crew shares. The main characters, the Straw Hat Pirates, are an example, as only Luffy, its captain, frequently wears a straw hat. Another example would be the Red-Haired Pirates, named after the captain's red hair (not everyone in the crew is a redhead). There are also pirate captains whose names are also normal words that can lead to incorrect assumptions about the crews, such as the Kid Pirates (not actually children, but run by Eustass Kid) and the Buggy Pirates (no relation to glitchiness or automobiles, but has Buggy the Clown as its leader).

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* ''SchoolRumble'' ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' is described by Creator/{{FUNimation}} as "The absolute funniest show you'll ever see that's not about anything that rumbles... ever!", although admittedly there ''is'' at least a school...
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'', the [[SpellMyNameWithAnS DOTS/DODS]] Rifle is Justin Law of ''Manga/SoulEater'' has an upgraded Beam Rifle attack named "Law Abiding Silver Gun", which adds... rifling, meaning that "beam rifle" is not a non-indicative name.
* ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'':
** Starrk has the theme and appearance of
gun but a cowboy gunslinger. Despite his guillotine blade . The name being ''Coyote'' Starrk, his AnimalMotif is the wolf. His background is that of makes no sense except as a lone wolf who desperately wants ShoutOut to be part ''Manga/BIchi'', which had a weapon of the pack and his power, Los Lobos ("The Wolves"), allows him to split his souls into both companions and an entire pack of soul wolf weapons.
** "Gerifalte" is Spanish for "gyrfalcon" but [[{{Anime}} Patros's]] true form barely looks like one.
** Jabalì supposedly means "boar". Aldegor's anything but boar-like.
* Zaku Zaku Hour on ''Anime/SDGundamForce'', lasting barely five minutes per episode.
* For those not familiar with ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'', you see [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yatta4_5363.gif that girl on the left in this image]]? Her name isn't Yatterwoman, nor is it Yattergirl. She's known as Yatter'''man'''-2. It could be reasoned that the "man" in this case is short for "''hu''man", but it's still somewhat confusing.
** This is an issue that dates back to at least ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'', another superhero team whose name ends in "man" but includes
same which ''was'' a woman.
** Or many of the older ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series, for that matter. But [[Series/DengekiSentaiChangeman Changepeople]] or [[Series/ChoushinseiFlashman Flashpeople]] doesn't sound as catchy.
* Pirate crews in ''Manga/OnePiece'' are often named after their captains, but more confusingly, sometimes named after a characteristic of the captain that not everyone in the crew shares. The main characters, the Straw Hat Pirates, are an example, as only Luffy, its captain, frequently wears a straw hat. Another example would be the Red-Haired Pirates, named after the captain's red hair (not everyone in the crew is a redhead). There are also pirate captains whose names are also normal words that can lead to incorrect assumptions about the crews, such as the Kid Pirates (not actually children, but run by Eustass Kid) and the Buggy Pirates (no relation to glitchiness or automobiles, but has Buggy the Clown as its leader).
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* Mr. Satan from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is actually a pretty nice guy.
** Likewise, [[ArcVillain Frieza/Freeza]] doesn't have [[AnIcePerson power over ice.]]
* For a series called ''Anime/KillLaKill'', there is very little killing happening. There is a lot of murderous intent and a truckload of violence, but after a student is offed in the first episode's ColdOpen, no more onscreen deaths occur until [[spoiler:the next-to-last episode]].
* Alphonse in ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'' is indeed an alchemist who is fully made of metal, but the title is in reference to his brother Edward, who has only one automail arm and leg. This is lampshaded early on when people assume Alphonse is the Fullmetal Alchemist.
** Less apparent in English, but the Japanese term for alchemy in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' literally means "the art of gold transmutation", which is (almost) never done throughout the series, due to it being illegal to prevent economic chaos.



* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' sounds like an assualt on the largest moon of Saturn. The series could be more accurately named as Attack of the Titans.

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' sounds The weapon names in ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' are usually at least straightforward puns, but the Mew Berry Rod is too small to be a rod and not intended to be used by Mew Berry. And what's the "tone" in Mew Mint's Mintonarrow supposed to mean?
** And the [=StrawBellBell=] ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS or whatever]]) didn't even have a bell originally.
* ''Anime/TransformersArmada'': The Star Sabre has nothing to do with stars. The Skyboom Shield neither flies nor goes 'boom'. The Requiem Blaster is very loud when fired. Who named these things?
** Also, the [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Cyber Planet Keys]] are not actually keys, nor does the Omega Lock lock anything.
*** Many such oddities make more sense from [[MerchandiseDriven a toy collector's perspective]]. Cyber Keys, for instance, are roughly key-shaped and are used to ''unlock'' various gimmicks. As for the Omega Lock, once all four keys are in place and it's put into its proper place in a temple on Cybertron, it ''unlocks'' [[spoiler:the planet, allowing it to awaken and transform into the god Primus.]]
** Some Franchise/{{Transformers}} are named for features that later incarnations won't have. Armada Smokescreen doesn't have smoke (though he did once activate such a feature in the Autobots' base... something anyone could've done.) Energon Sixshot doesn't have ''anything'' to do with the number six (the original Sixshot had six forms, though the 'shot' is ''still'' a misnomer.) Cybertron Crosswise's name has nothing to do with him, though he is a 'monster hunter' and some monsters don't
like an assualt crosses... but that's ''really'' stretching it. The first use of the name was with a guy in ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' who had a big X on his car hood. G1 Ramjet? An F-15, which doesn't use a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramjet ramjet]]. The list goes on and on.
** Ramjet's name actually suits him pretty well, considering his penchant for ramming other aircraft out of the sky.
* For those not familiar with ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'', you see [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yatta4_5363.gif that girl
on the largest moon of Saturn. The series left in this image]]? Her name isn't Yatterwoman, nor is it Yattergirl. She's known as Yatter'''man'''-2. It could be more accurately named as Attack reasoned that the "man" in this case is short for "''hu''man", but it's still somewhat confusing.
** This is an issue that dates back to at least ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'', another superhero team whose name ends in "man" but includes a woman.
** Or many
of the Titans.older ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series, for that matter. But [[Series/DengekiSentaiChangeman Changepeople]] or [[Series/ChoushinseiFlashman Flashpeople]] doesn't sound as catchy.
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