Fun With Acronyms: Fan Works
- See Fan Fic Recommendations for Codename: Kids Next Door and you're bound to find lots of examples.
- In Savior Of Demons, When Bulma's mind wanders during an Internal Monologue to capsules, she reflects on how "coffin capsules" are more properly called "Suspended Organic Material (A-Type)", or S.O.M.A. capsules.
- By own admission, the author of the Star Wars/Mass Effect crossover Fractured does this a lot. It goes Up to Eleven in the sequel, Origins becoming almost once-a-chapter for a good stretch.
- Three fan organizations created by Rangerphiles - that is fans of Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers - are: Rescue Our Animated Rangers, Rangerphiles Against Gadget Erotica, and Chipperphiles Organization Against Chip Hatred.
- Super Awesome Vegas Magical Outing At Night With Eric And You (pronounced Save Gas Money), used on Muggle Cast.
- Avalon has this as the standard naming practice for all computer systems and most of the organizations in the setting.
- When the first Matrix sequel came out there was a lot of speculation about Agent Smith being able to get into the Real World and why Neo could see the Real World as Matrix Raining Code which lead to the Matrix In A Matrix, Indefinitely theory.
- In the author's notes of Fuck The Jesus Beam, readers are commonly referred to as "cunts". It later turns out that this is short for "Cool Understanding Never Terrorizing Superpeople".
- In the famous TDI fanfic Total Drama Comeback, we have the Kool Kidz Klub. Pretty racist.
- One Less Lonely Gurl has this in SIMS and Chimps, which is Sandy's organization. It stands for Super Intelligent Mutant Squirrels and Chimps.
- Paper Mario X has Team Z.A.P. and Team B.E.G.
Ganondorf: B.E.G.? What the heck does THAT stand for?
Eggman: It's our initials, dingdong!
Sonic: No, it means you beg for mercy! [high-fives Link]
Kirby: It also fits because Team Z.A.P. is an acronym of initials too!
Bowser: Yeah…That's still a pretty clever name…beats G.E.B., that's for sure.
Zelda: Oh yeah! We are awesome baby! Z.A.P!
Zelda: It's our new group! Zelda, Amy, and Peach! I tried P.A.Z. but it didn't catch on…
- This page of Hoofstuck has DESU, which stands for Daredevil Equestrian Salvation Unit.
- Khyaid stands for "Kayd Hendricks You Are In Danger".
- Harpflank And Sweets has the Plasma-Assisted Recoilless Triximum Gamma Cannon (P.A.R.T.γ Cannon). This is also a clever way to avoid Shoehorned First Letter.
- Friendship Contract has the Modular Earth-pony Chakra Hardened Assault Puppet, or MECHA Puppet. Alternate name of Chakra Hardened Ultra Can Kicker.
- All-American Girl:
- Twilight's reality-hopping device is called the Panoramic Operational Remote Temporadimensional Access Link, or "Portal", for short.
- Another, more hidden one comes when a character states an authorization code; "Hotel-Four-Siera-Bravo-Romeo-Zero". Abbreviating the code and putting in the actual numbers spells out 'H4SBR0' (Hasbro).
- Combined with Arc Words, we have COMBS, which is the initials of the five mares suspected of being the host of Nightmare Moon: Champagne Dreams, Orange Box, Minty, Bon-Bon and Star Swirl.
- In Divided Rainbow, there is the Diamond Dog answering to the name of Scrounger The Dog. Also qualifying, very deservedly, as a name to run away from really fast!
- Equestria: A History Revealed:
- The United Royal Indomitable National Equestrian forces
- Strangely enough, it seems as though nobody in-universe realizes the unfortunate acronym, with the narrator only noting that it seemed excessively extravagant and longwinded. Played even more straighter when Princess Luna directly calls them by that name.
- My Little Portal:
- DISCoRD = Digitally Intrinsic System Contrivance of Robotic Dissonance
- CELesTIA = Combat Effective Linear equation system Technical Infrastructure Automation
- LUNA = Lunar Utility Navigation Automation
- SPIKE = Supportive Processing Innovation Kilobyte Entity
- DASH-E = Direct Assault Sentry Honorguard - Eradication Class
- The God Squad features an Original Character (OC) who is a capricorn... otherwise known as an Oceanic Creature (OC). The OC is refered to an OC (and his actions are attributed to his OCness) often.
- In Perfection Is Overrated, there are the SUEs—Superpowered Unbalancing Entities—that happen to be Evil Counterparts to the Himes who plan to reshape the world as they see fit.
- Im Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, we have METEOR which means: Machine Engine Terminal: Entity Of Rancour, highlighting the fact that Ryusei's been configured into a cyborg.
- A non-canon side story in The Non-Bronyverse involves the Delegation of the Office of the Royal Knowledge Society, or D.O.R.K.S. Celestia has somehow previously failed to pick up on this over the past thousand years or so.
- The Reading Rainbowverse has the Committee On United Chairs and Headrests, meant to be a group of furniture experts. There was also, briefly, the Council United to Reinstate Brown and Show Tyrants Overtly Merciful Protest.
- In My Little Unicorn, Brain invents a tracking device called TERRIFIC (The Elemental Radar Receptor In Finding Interesting Characters).
- In Knowledge is Power Harry starts a new wizarding school and calls it the "Potter Institute for Sorcery and Spells".
- Mega Man Reawakened has the Neo Emerald Spears, or N.E.S.
- The Secret Underground Vampire Bureaucracy has the Vampire Association for the Management and Protection of the Species.
- In Flash Fog, we have the Society for the Prevention of Human Exploitation in the Realm of Equestria, or "SPHERE" for short. The name also conveniently uses Ambiguous Syntax to cover both situations in which humans are exploiting Equestria, and being exploited by Equestrians.
- Starlight Over Detrot has the Perimeter Aegis Control Taskforce, or PACT, that is charged with protecting Detrot from Megafauna, as well as the Polite Enjoinder Against Criminal Enterprise (PEACE) cannon.
- Errant Road, an on-line RPG/fanfic associated with the Errant Story webcomic, has the Offensive Chronomancy Research Abolition Protocol, a treaty restricting the study of time magic, named for what the researchers say just before the forbidden magic blows up in their faces.
- In Royal Heights there's the reveal of the HEADMASTER which decodes to Highly Elaborate Academically Directed Machinery Allowing Students To Excel Reality.
- In Hunting Series there's the initalism - M.H.M.I or Matrix Hunter Monitoring Interface. Without being connected to M.H.M.I you're not a offically a hunter and that can be a very bad thing.
- In The Cracks That Show Gringotts sent Harry a message box for Emergency Messages for Automated Interdepartmental Letters.
- A Rational Child has the Magical Academy for the Gifted, Intellectual and Cultured.
- Movie Magic has the Peril Actuated Extraction and Retrieval Suit that Pip wears during the tests in the first couple of chapters. The author admits that this was done solely so that Pip would at one point shout "I hate P.A.E.R.S.!"
- The title of the My Little Pony fanfic MANE is an acronym that reflects the plot of the story as well as being a pun on real-world nuclear doctrine. It stands for 'Mutually Assured Nuclear Extinction.'
- Fanwork/The Hamsterball Show has a character named Alicia Lily Aska. She's a giant hamster from Alaska.
- In The Service has the Combat Cyborgs grouped together as Special Personnel And Tactics; or, as one of them points out just after their sibling rivalries break out briefly...SPAT.