->''"There are three hundred [stories on this site] with the word "chronicles", more if you include misspellings, almost as many with "begins" and "beginning", and god knows how many "Character Name"'s whatever. There are almost five hundred with "legend". There are over eight hundred with "journey", seven hundred and fifty with "story", two hundred with "quest", and nine hundred and fifty with "adventure". [...] What I'm getting at here is that you want to choose an original title that has to do with your story in particular, not something that indicates it's yet another story [...]."''
-->-- '''Farla''', on this trope's usage in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' fan fiction

It's not easy coming up with a compelling title for a story, especially if you are trying to convey the idea that the story is big, somehow important. A title that is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin too blunt]], ŕ la ''SnakesOnAPlane'', might work for an action romp or a comedy, but for drama, high adventure, and anything that tries to be important, there needs to be something else. Something that sounds meaningful.

Time to put some MeaninglessMeaningfulWords in there.

You know the words. Eternal, Ever, Dark, Chronicles... those words. They are used an awful lot, especially in fantasy fiction. They are used so much that they have probably lost all meaning, partly due to being used way too much by internet people who are hung up on creating Main/ADarkerMe.

That doesn't stop people from using them anyway, to try to let everyone know that, yes, this particular adventure is indeed Epic, and you'd better know it. [[TropesAreNotBad It doesn't mean that it's a bad story either]], just that the author couldn't think of a name.

Here's a challenge: Head to your local bookstore and try to find a book on the fantasy rack that ''doesn't'' use one of the following buzzwords in its title:

* Metafictional descriptors aiming to present the book as something more epic: Chronicle, Saga, Legend, Tale, Fable, Song, Ballad
** Dramatic events: Adventure, Quest, Journey, Beginning, End, Rise, Fall, Conquest, War
** Bonus points for biblical references: Genesis, Testament, Exodus
* Fantasy settings and locations: Castle, Fortress, Tower, Kingdom, Empire, Realm
** As well as the actual names of the locales in question
* Stock character classes: Warrior, Assassin, Thief, Hunter, Knight, Mage/Sorcerer/Wizard/Witch/Magician/Warlock, etc.
** Also titles of authority: King, Prince, Lord
* Supernatural creatures: God/Goddess, Demon, Dragon, Ghost, Phantom, Spirit
* Weapons (Sword, Dagger, Blade) or other assorted [[McGuffin McGuffins]] (Ring, Crown, Amulet, Throne)
* Gems and metals - Steel, Diamond, Gold, Mythril
* Mystical concepts - Dream, Spell, Curse, Chaos, Omen, Prophecy, Destiny, Oath
* Time and space on a grand scale - Age, Eon, Epoch, Sun, Moon, Star, Infinity, Eternity
* Extended table of magical elements - Fire, Air, Wind, Lightning, Stone, Ice, Light, Dark, Life, Death
* Emotionally charged words - Heart, Soul, Tears, Sorrow, Wrath

* Bonus points for finding a vampire series that doesn't have ''at least'' one volume with Blood, Night, or [[http://www.vampires.nu/pages/Books.cfm/ID/2869/PageID/22 both]].
** Ditto with werewolves and Moon.

These have a tendency to get tossed willy-nilly into CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase or TheXOfY naming schemes.

Incidentally, an easier way to come up with a title is "The Dark (Noun)". For instance: ''The Dark Cushion'', ''The Dark Burrito'', ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'', etc. Compare MadLibThrillerTitle.

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]


Due to the prevailing view that using English in the title is cool, fantasy mangaka find it difficult to not lean towards this trope.

* ''Manga/{{Naruto}} Shippuden'' sometimes translates to ''Manga/{{Naruto}}: Hurricane Chronicles''.
** "Hurricane Chronicles" is the ''literal'' translation of "Shippuuden". Well, "Legend" if you want to be more specific.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}} Chronicles'', a Pokemon spin-off with secondary characters as protagonists.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', for trying to pack as much quasi-religious atmosphere into a three word title as humanly possible.
* ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'', which is inspired by Western fantasy tropes.
* These are both more frequent and [[WordSaladTitle more mad-libbly]] ''before'' [[GratuitousEnglish translation]]. Currently broadcasting at time of writing: ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'' ([[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment now with more magic]]), ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', ''Anime/BattleSpiritsSwordEyes'', and ''[[IxionSagaDT Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer]]''. Translation gives you even ''more'', like "[[VisualNovel/HiiroNoKakera Scarlet Fragment]]" and "[[ZetsuenNoTempest Isolated Tempest]]."

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[[folder: Fan Fiction ]]

* As [[BigNameFan Farla]] points out, this is very common in ''Pokémon'' fan fiction, with the words "Pokémon", "chronicles", "beginning", "[[OriginalCharacter Character Name]]'', "legend", "journey", "story", "quest", "adventure", "saga", "region", "champion" and the names of the series' regions all cropping up in hundreds of different fics.

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[[folder: Film ]]


Film adaptations of fantasy literature used to avert this trope for fear of [[SciFiGhetto "alienating mainstream audiences"]]. Nowadays, they play it straight using the title of the original work, or even [[ColonCancer err in the opposite direction]].

* ''Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick''
* ''Film/TheDarkCrystal''
* ''Film/ReignOfFire''

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''The Chronicles of {{Narnia}}''
* ''The {{Dragonlance}} Chronicles''. Oh, where to begin... ''The Dark Disciple Trilogy'': ''Amber and Ashes'', ''Amber and Iron'', ''Amber and Blood''; ''The War of Souls Trilogy:'' ''Dragons of a Fallen Sun'', ''Dragons of a Lost Star'', ''Dragons of a Vanished Moon''; ''The Lost Chronicles'': ''Dragons of the Dwarven Depths'', ''Dragons of the Highlord Skies'', ''Dragons of the Hourglass Mage'' (not released); ''Dragons of Autumn Twilight'', ''Dragons of Winter Night'', ''Dragons of Spring Dawning'', ''Dragons of Summer Flame''.
** Also by Weis and Hickman, ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'', comprising ''Dragon Wing'', ''Elven Star'', ''Fire Sea'', ''Serpent Mage'', ''The Hand of Chaos'' and ''The Seventh Gate''.
* ''Literature/TheSpiderwickChronicles'' and ''Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles''.
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': The in-universe final title of the book decided on by Frodo is ''The Downfall of the Lord of the Rings and the Return of the King''.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': ''A Game of Thrones'', ''A Clash of Kings'', ''A Storm of Swords'', ''A Feast for Crows'', ''A Dance With Dragons''
* ''The SwordOfTruth'': ''Wizard's First Rule'', ''Stone of Tears'', ''Temple of the Winds'', ''Soul of the Fire'', ''Faith of the Fallen'', ''Naked Empire''
* The {{Belgariad}} and Mallorean books
** And TheElenium and the Tamuli
* TheBartimaeusTrilogy: ''The Amulet of Samarkand'', ''The Golem's Eye'', and ''Ptolemy's Gate''
* {{Dragaera}}: ''The Paths of the Dead'' and ''The Lord of Castle Black''
* ''Franchise/TheDarkTower''
* Literature/{{Discworld}}: ''The Colour of Magic'', ''Sourcery'' ([[JustForPun yay puns]]!), ''Witches Abroad'', ''Lords and Ladies'', ''Thief of Time'', ''Troll Bridge'' (short story)
* [[Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings The Farseer Trilogy]]: ''Assassin's Apprentice'', ''Royal Assassin'', and ''Assassin's Quest''
* Referenced in ''[[Literature/ThursdayNext The Well of Lost Plots]]'', where the unfinished fantasy novel set apart as a literary wildlife reserve (with many poor abandoned unicorns) is called ''The Sword of the Zenobians''
* ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern''
* ''Literature/{{Shannara}}'' series:
** First King of...
** Sword of...
** Elfstones of... arguably comes under "gems", and certainly under MacGuffin
** Wishsong of...
** Elf Queen of...
** Druid of... (Druid/druidry isn't mentioned in the list of magic users above, but it's the same principle)
** Talismans of...
** The three novels in ''Voyage of the Jerle Shanarra'' are all named after the BigBad and the first one has "Witch" in the title as well.
** As is the last novel in the ''High Druid of...'' trilogy. The others are named after a parallel world (country) and a magic tree (MacGuffin).
** Dark Wraith of...
* [[ForgottenRealms RA Salvatore's]] [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt novels]]:
** Literature/TheIcewindDaleTrilogy: The Crystal Shard, Streams of Silver, The Halfling's Gem
** Literature/LegacyOfTheDrowSeries: Siege of Darkness
** Literature/PathsOfDarkness: The Silent Blade, The Spine of the World, Servant of the Shard, Sea of Swords
** The Hunter's Blades: The Thousand Orcs, The Lone Drow, The Two Swords
** Literature/TheSellswords: Promise of the Witch-King
** Transitions: The Orc King, The Pirate King, The Ghost King
* ''Literature/HarryPotter and the''....name of the book.
* Double points for Tamora Pierce's ''Literature/DaughterOfTheLioness'' duology (''Trickster's Choice, Trickster's Queen''), as the Trickster is a god.
** A lot of Pierce's stuff, actually, including: ''Alanna; The First Adventure, In The Hand of the Goddess, Wild Magic, The Realms of the Gods, The Magic in the Weaving, The Healing in the Vine, [[Literature/CircleOfMagic Magic Steps]], Street Magic, The Will of the Empress'' and ''Lady Knight''. Phew.
** Or the alternate titles of the first four arcs of the ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' series:
*** ''Sandry's Book''
*** ''Tris's Book''
*** ''Daja's Book''
*** ''Briar's Book''
* The vampire series that doesn't use Blood or Night: ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. (And even then ''Twilight'', ''New Moon'' and ''Breaking Dawn'' are still on the "night" theme.)
* Elizabeth Haydon's "SymphonyOfAges" trilogy.
** Book 1: Rhapsody, fits in with the "Song or Ballad" qualification.
** Book 2: Prophecy
** Book 3: Destiny
*** She gets even worse with [[TrilogyCreep the first sequel]], Requiem for the Sun.
* Creator/RaymondEFeist avoided this in his earlier works (''Magician'', ''Silverthorn'', ''Faerie Tale'') but his later series are all about this trope. [[TheRiftwarCycle Empire Trilogy]]: ''Daughter of the Empire'', ''Servant of the Empire'', ''Mistress of the Empire''. Serpentwar Saga: ''Shadow of a Dark Queen'', ''Rise of a Merchant Prince'', ''Rage of a Demon King'', ''Shards of a Broken Crown''; etc.
* Stephen R. Donaldson's ''ChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'': ''Lord Foul's Bane,'' ''The Illearth War,'' and ''The Power that Preserves.''
* Literature/{{Neverwhere}}.
* Everlost, and its sequals, Everwild and Everfound.
* ''ShadowsOfTheApt'' pulls this off both with the series title and most of the individual books:
** ''Empire in Black and Gold''
** ''Dragonfly Falling''
** ''Salute the Dark''
** Books 3 and 5 kinda-sorta-semi avert it, though- ''Blood of the Mantis'' isn't about vampires, and ''The Scarab Path'' doesn't even come close to any of them.
* Parodied by JohnScalzi with ''The Shadow War of the Night Dragons, Book One: The Dead City'', found [[http://www.tor.com/stories/2011/04/the-shadow-war-of-the-night-dragons-book-one-the-dead-city-excerpt here]]. Books two and three in the trilogy would be ''Dark Blood Magic'' and ''Dream World of the Fire Wolf'' respectively, if they existed. This title came from Scalzi's publisher compiling the most popular words in fantasy titles and determining that this was the ultimate title. Scalzi promptly decided to [[{{Defictionalization}} defictionalize]] it as an April Fools joke. For which he was paid... in [[TrademarkFavoriteFood bacon]].
* The ''[[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Wheel of Time]]'' series has - ''The Dragon Reborn'', ''The Shadow Rising'', ''The Fires of Heaven'', ''Lord of Chaos'', ''Knife of Dreams'' and ''A Crown of Swords''.
* WickedLovely itself escapes this trope (being more of a WordSaladTitle), as does Ink Exchange. The we have Fragile Eternity, Radiant Shadows, and Darkest Mercy.
* Steven Erikson tends to avert this with his MalazanBookOfTheFallen series by using more descriptive and specific titles: ''Memories of Ice'', ''The Bonehunters'', ''Dust of Dreams''. He does seem fond of the ' of ' construction, though.

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[[folder: Music ]]

* You can count on HeavyMithril bands to embrace this trope lovingly, not only in titles but in lyrics too.
* The song "Magic of the Wizard's Dream" by Rhapsody (aka Rhapsody of Fire) certainly counts. If the title itself wasn't enough, a solid three fourths of the lyrics (ab)use these buzzwords.
** Hell, you'd be hard pressed to find a Rhapsody of Fire album or song title that doesn't. Even more so, ridiculously many of them are in a "[[TheXOfY Noun Of Adjective Noun]]" format, with the nouns and adjectives seemingly randomly picked from the list.
** The band's name itself falls under this trope (especially the "of Fire" version).
* Music/{{Dragonforce}}'s songs tend to embody this trope.
** Cracked has even made a [[http://www.cracked.com/article_15123_five-most-unintentionally-funny-albums-2006.html word count chart]] for their album "Inhuman Rampage". They also had a similar chart for their first three albums on their [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragonforce Wikipedia page]] before it was [[ExecutiveMeddling taken down for being "original research"]].
* Music/BalSagoth take this trope UpToEleven with songs like "The Splendour of a Thousand Swords Gleaming Beneath the Blazon of the Hyperborean Empire, Part II: The Dark Liege of Chaos is Unleashed at the Ensorcelled Shrine of A'zura-Kai".

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
* [[TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness Both versions of]] [[TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness the World of Darkness]] use "Creature: The something" as their titles:
** ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade''/''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem''
** ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse''/''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken''
** ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension''/''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening''
** ''TabletopGame/HunterTheReckoning''/''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil''
** ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming''/''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost''
** ''TabletopGame/MummyTheResurrection''/''TabletopGame/MummyTheCurse''
** ''TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen''/''TabletopGame/DemonTheDescent''
** ''TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion''
** ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated''
** ''[[TabletopGame/GeistTheSinEaters Geist: The Sin-Eaters]]''
** ''TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial''
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': ''Arabian Nights'', ''Legends'', ''The Dark'', ''Fallen Empires'', ''Ice Age'', ''Urza's Destiny'', ''Mercadian Masques'', ''Prophecy'', ''Mirrodin'', ''Champions of Kamigawa'', ''Betrayers of Kamigawa'', ''Saviors of Kamigawa'', ''Ravnica: City of Guilds'', ''Lorwyn''
** ''Unlimited'', ''Unglued'', ''Unhinged'',...
** ''Shadowmoor'', ''Shards of Alara'', ''Alara Reborn'', ''Zendikar'', ''Scars of Mirrodin'',...
** ''Dark Ascension'', Avacyn ''Restored'', ''Return to'' Ravnica, ''Dragon's Maze'',...
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': Wonders of The ''Lost Age'', The Black and White ''Treatises'', Oadenol's ''Codex'', Roll of ''Glorious Divinity''.
** The cake, however, must be given to ''Return of the Scarlet Empress''.
* TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}
* ''LegendOfTheFiveRings''.
* ''[[GraveRobbersFromOuterSpace Berserker Halflings From The Dungeon of Dragons]]'', like the rest of the game series, has this as a game mechanic. Try to make the title as long as you can, because it increases the chances of you holding a title word at the end for extra victory points.

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[[folder: Toys ]]

* ''{{Bionicle}}'' loves these. The three book series were called Bionicle ''Chronicles'', ''Adventures'' and ''Legends''. Notable individual titles include ''Reign of Shadows'', ''Dark Destiny'', ''Journey's End'', ''The Yesterday Quest'', ''The Legend Reborn'', ''The Fall of Atero'', ''[[MacGuffinTitle The Mask of Light]]'', ''Swamp of Secrets'', ''The Mata Nui Saga'', ''Sahmad's Tale'', ''The Fall and Rise of the Skrall''...

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''EverQuest''
* ''Dark Chronicle'' (which was renamed to ''VideoGame/DarkCloud 2'' in the US and Canada). In fact, ''VideoGame/DarkCloud'' qualifies as well.
* ''VideoGame/HeartOfDarkness'' (named after a [[Literature/HeartOfDarkness totally unrelated]] book)
** ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil'' ([[NietzscheWannabe named after an even more unrelated]] book; both games were awesome in spite of their pompous titles)
* An upcoming game is actually called ''Eternal Chronicle''
* And of course ''EternalDarkness''
* ''ShadowHearts''. Its sequel gained extra points - ''Shadow Hearts: Covenant''. The third in the series broke the chain, though, as its title, ''From The New World'', ''meant'' something (unlike its predescessors, set in Europe, it was set in North America).
* The ''[[TalesSeries Tales]]'' series: Tales of Destiny, Tales of Eternia, Tales of Legendia.
* ''EternalChampions''
* ''BaldursGate'', ''Tales of the Sword Coast'', ''Shadows of Amn'', ''Throne of Bhaal''
* ''FinalFantasy''. It's {{Fantasy}} ''and'' it's [[ArtifactTitle Final]]!
** Brownie points for ''FinalFantasyAdventure'' and ''FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles''.
* ''IcewindDale''
* ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic III'': ''Restoration of Erathia'' and ''Armageddon's Blade''
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': ''Daggerfall'' and ''Morrowind''.
** And ''Knights of the Nine'' and ''Oblivion.''
* ''SteambotChronicles''
* ''LimboOfTheLost'', which is not about limbo dancing..
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda''.
** ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink''
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames'', if you count Oracle among the Sorcerer/Witch/Wizard group.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords''
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass''
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks''
* The first ''FireEmblem'' game deserves a special mention; its full name is "''Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragons and the Blade of Light''."
** Not that "The Binding Blade" (or "Sealed Sword" if you prefer), "The Blazing Sword" (released as "Fire Emblem" in the US), or "[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones The Sacred Stones]]" aren't prime examples as well.
* Parodied in the print comic ''HsuAndChan'', in which Hsu and Chan created a wheel of words that could be strung together to make names for console [=RPGs=]. One possible option was ''Blood of the Blood Blood''.
* ''Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire''. In its Gamespot review, the reviewer [[LampshadeHanging mocked]] the Mad Lib Fantasy Title by suggesting a bunch of different titles which are simply rearrangements of the words.
* ''SonicTheHedgehog'' has several:
** ''Sonic Chaos'' (double points for Chaos Emeralds being the all purpose MacGuffin of the series).
** ''Sonic 3D Blast'' was given the subtitle ''Flickies Island'' in Europe.
** ''SonicAdventure'', and it's sequel ''SonicAdventure2'' and their remakes (just add DX and Battle to 1 and 2 respectively). Also, under the same list is ''Tails Adventure'' and ''Sonic Rush Adventure''. Sonic Team sure love there adventures.
*** Let's not forget about ''SonicPocketAdventure''.
*** And ''SonicUnleashed'' was called ''Sonic World Adventure'' [[MarketBasedTitle in Japan]].
** ''Sonic and the Secret Rings.''
** ''Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood'' again for double points.
** ''Sonic and the Black Knight.''
* ''BatenKaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean''.
* ''Slaves to Armok, God of Blood: Chapter II: VideoGame/DwarfFortress: Histories of [randomly chosen synonym for 'greed'] and [randomly chosen synonym for 'hard work']''. Actually makes use of Mad Lib names in game: proper names are randomly generated, which can theoretically result in names like "Bloodfist the Scourging Fire", but more commonly ends up with you managing a fortress called "[[WordSaladTitle Seethebritches the Blistering of Whelks]]" or "LetsPlay/{{Boatmurdered}}".
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Team Shanghai Alice: Project Shrine Maiden]]'':
** Highly Responsive to ''Prayers'' (1st)
** ''Story'' of Eastern Wonder''land'' (2nd)
** ''Lotus Land'' Story (4th)
** ''Mystic'' Square (5th)
** Embodiment of ''Scarlet Devil'' (6th)
** ''Immaterial and Missing Power'' (7.5th)
** ''Imperishable Night'' = ''Eternal Night'' (8th)
** ''Mountain of Faith'' (10th)
** Fairy ''Wars'' (12.8) ([[LowerDeckEpisode this one is perhaps a parody]])
** The ''Grimoire'' of Marisa
*** Spoofed with [[CuteWitch Marisa's]] ''Ordinary'' Black Magician.
** ''Oriental'' ''Sacred'' Place
** ''Wild'' and Horned Hermit
** ''Forbidden'' Scrollery
* ''DragonQuest''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It does have dragons and a lot of quests]].
* ''Videogame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable: The Gears of Destiny''
* Dang near the entire SierraOnLine catalog, starting with VideoGame/KingsQuest, the success of which caused them to shoehorn the word "Quest" into all of their franchises possible, even when it wouldn't really make sense (''VideoGame/PoliceQuest'', anyone?). In fact, they were sued when they named their second fantasy series Hero's Quest (Already the name of a fantasy board game), before changing its name to VideoGame/QuestForGlory. A few series managed to avoid it, but the only long lasting one was the VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry games.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', though [[ItMakesSenseInContext it makes perfect sense in context]]: It's the first ''age'' since ancient history where ''dragons'' have appeared.
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' series: original, ''Shadows of Undrentide'', ''Hordes of the Underdark'', ''[[VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2 Mask of the Betrayer]]'', ''Storm of Zehir''. However, each entry makes perfect sense in context.
* Since it is the love child of {{Disney}} [[XMeetsY and]] SquareEnix, ''KingdomHearts'' loves this.
** ''[[KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain Of Memories]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth By Sleep]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]''
* ''DemonsSouls'', a [[NintendoHard particularly brutal]] HackAndSlash DarkFantasy.
** ''DarkSouls'', its [[SequelEscalation also-brutal]] SpiritualSuccessor. Probably compensating for having names that would fit B-list fantasy literature.
* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'', with sequels and spin-offs chock-full of buzzwords: Revelations, Bloodlines, Legacy, Liberation, Ascendance, Brotherhood, Crusade...
* ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite''
* ''EternalSonata''
** And by the same team, ''VideoGame/FragileDreamsFarewellRuinsOfTheMoon''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}'' takes the cake thanks to its numerous sequels, re-imaginings and [[UpdatedRerelease Updated Rereleases]]:
** ''Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished: Omen''
** ''Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished: The Final Chapter''
*** The above are packaged together on Steam as ''Ys I & II Chronicles+''
** ''Ys III: Wanderers from Ys'' rereleased as ''Ys: Oath in Felghana''
** ''Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys'', ''Ys IV: Mask of the Sun'', and ''Ys: Memories of Celceta''
** ''Ys V: Kefin, The Lost City of Sand''
** ''Ys: The Ark of Napishtim''
** ''Ys Origin''
** And the aversions: ''Ys Strategy'' and ''VideoGame/YsSeven''
* ''VideoGame/DLCQuest'' ([[DeconstructionGame Really.]])

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[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* Honorable parody mention. ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'''s second book: ''Epic Legends of the Magic Sword Kings''.
** That is actually a reference to Epic Legends of the Hierarch: The Elemenstor Saga, a collaborative wiki founded by Tycho. It does feature Magic Sword Kings.
** Of this ''oeuvre'' is titled ''Song of the Sorcelator: [[ColonCancer Return of the Witchaloks]] II'', starring Kiefer Sutherland. And Ludacris.
*** That travesty is the puview of the rabid, festering, moron, L. H. Franzibald. May he suffer strange maladies of the scrotal variety.
** Also, ''Lord of the God-Kings''.
** Tycho gets into it a bit with TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons, mentioning "Shadowfell". When Gabe asks "Doesn't that mean 'Darkbad'?", Tycho explains that Darkbad is below Shadowfell, and [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/3/20/ draws a diagram]] for the incredulous Gabe.

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* [[http://www.musicsrc.com/video/Secret_of_Dragon_Ledgend.php?id=6_XEQosmB_w&artist=After+Forever&song=Free+of+Doubt Secret of Dragon Ledgend]].
* There is an ad on this wiki for an online RPG with werewolves and vampires called Immortal Night.
* WhateleyUniverse: "Quest of the Underage Taoist"

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