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14th May '16 3:41:16 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In the alternate timeline detailed in HarryTurtledove's {{Timeline-191}} series, America gets involved in a conflict called The Second Mexican War in the 1880s. Despite its name, the war wasn't fought against Mexico (unlike the First Mexican War) and only part of it took place South of the Mexican border. The war was fought between the United States and the Confederate States, and the part of Mexico where the fighting took place was technically part of the Confederacy at the time.

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* In the alternate timeline detailed in HarryTurtledove's {{Timeline-191}} ''Literature/Timeline191'' series, America gets involved in a conflict called The Second Mexican War in the 1880s. Despite its name, the war wasn't fought against Mexico (unlike the First Mexican War) and only part of it took place South of the Mexican border. The war was fought between the United States and the Confederate States, and the part of Mexico where the fighting took place was technically part of the Confederacy at the time.
30th Apr '16 4:54:51 PM TVRulezAgain
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* The Incredibly Deadly Viper in ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents is one of the least deadly creatures in the animal kingdom (and not even an actual ''viper'' either, being described as something similar to an even more laid-back Burmese python). Uncle Monty named it that to play a joke on the Herpetological Society.

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* The Incredibly Deadly Viper in ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents is one of the least deadly creatures in the animal kingdom (and not even an actual ''viper'' either, being described as something similar to an even more laid-back Burmese python). Uncle Monty named it that to play a joke on the Herpetological Society.
19th Apr '16 12:33:51 PM DrNoPuma
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* In ''Literature/WarrenTheThirteenth'', each of the 3 witches has a "spirit animal" that they can transform into. It turns out that Aunt Annaconda's spirit animal form is not a snake, but [[spoiler:a snail.]]
15th Apr '16 2:41:49 PM Aspr3
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* Creator/RosemaryWells' young adult novel "Through The Hidden Door" falls afoul of this. The "Hidden Door" is only referenced midway through and is barely relevant to the plot, which is mostly about bullying and a cave.
14th Mar '16 11:48:47 AM megarotic
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** In ''The Deathly Hallows'', Narcissa Malfoy defies the expectations of her name, focusing instead on the welfare of her family above all else.

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** In ''The Deathly Hallows'', Narcissa Malfoy defies the expectations of her name, [[Main/Narcissist expectations]], focusing instead on the welfare of her family above all else.
14th Mar '16 11:44:05 AM megarotic
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** In ''The Deathly Hallows'', Narcissa Malfoy defies the expectations of her name, focusing instead on the welfare of her family above all else.
13th Jan '16 5:59:30 PM phoenix
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* Lampshaded in the very first line of ''TheWestingGame''. Sunset Towers is an apartment building that faces east (sunrise), not west-- and has no towers.

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* Lampshaded in the very first line of ''TheWestingGame''.''Literature/TheWestingGame''. Sunset Towers is an apartment building that faces east (sunrise), not west-- and has no towers.
29th Oct '15 10:33:37 AM sylvae
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* The ''Australian Women's Weekly'' comes out once a month. Well, they could hardly call it the "Australian Women's Monthly" could they??!!
29th Oct '15 1:07:58 AM Carnildo
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* In ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'', not only is Macros the Black Sorcerer not a villain, but he wears ''brown'' robes, in contrast to most other wizards in the series. Justified as his name was part of a series of tales designed to keep people from approaching his island home base (which he could deal with but would be a hassle), and for that matter most Midkemian magicians didn't wear black so it was more unique. The Great Ones of Kelewan did however.

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* In ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'', not ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'':
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only is Macros the Black Sorcerer not a villain, but he wears ''brown'' robes, in contrast to most other wizards in the series. Justified as his name was part of a series of tales designed to keep people from approaching his island home base (which he could deal with but would be a hassle), and for that matter most Midkemian magicians didn't wear black so it was more unique. The Great Ones of Kelewan did however.however.
** Nakor the Blue Rider, when first seen, is on foot and wearing an orange robe. There is a brief interval between two books where he is in possession of both a horse and a blue robe, but other than that, he spends most of his time wearing other colors, and usually travels on foot.
25th Aug '15 11:15:52 AM Carnildo
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* ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'' is somewhat of a misleading title, as it refers to Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, who are actually co-stars to d'Artagnan, the true protagonist.

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* ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'' is somewhat of a misleading title, as it refers to Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, who are actually co-stars to d'Artagnan, the true protagonist. Further, the titular Musketeers are only once seen to be in possession of muskets -- virtually all of the fighting is done with swords or pistols.
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