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I Am Not Shazam:
. Ten years on, and we Sluggy Freelance still haven't found out what the title actually means, we just know it's not the name of any of the characters.
Subverted in , which attempts to read like a comic drawn by an idiotic thirteen-year-old boy. The comic is about to introduce "Metroid", who the characters all mention is a strong woman who looks great in a bikini, so we naturally assume that Metroid is Samus Aran, the hero of the Nintendo Super Squad games — but when Metroid arrives, she actually Metroid is a Metroid, the eponymous monster of the series.
is apparently its creator's old nickname and has no other connection to the story. They lampshade this in one strip, bringing in a hired goon for one panel to "put the goonish in El Goonish Shive".
El Goonish Shive Parodied in one issue of , as the titular heiress watched a show on Mulberry The CW about her hometown. The nerdy gamer exclaimed at one point, "I've almost rescued Princess BioShock!"
In , the lead character Girly Otra constantly attempts to correct people at first to what her real name is after being called "Girly". making her accidentally a Meta Chick
Shinka: The Last Eevee. The Eevee's name is Nick. What "Shinka" means hasn't been explained yet.
Although now that Nick has evolved into a Leafeon the author has stated that the title doesn't refer to him at all, and is not even the name of a character. It's used in the title because it's the Japanese word for evolution and this is a webcomic that heavily features Eeveelutions. Apparently "shinka" can also mean "one's true worth", so that will probably come into play at a later point if it hasn't already with Nick's evolution.
Zig-zagged by . The title means "cruddy mercenary," but "Schlock" is also the name of the amorphous pile-of-poo character, Schlock Mercenary a mercenary whose parents must have hated him. Except he isn't really the main character anymore, having been largely displaced by the captain, whose name is Tagon. So it's somewhat of an Artifact Title, and can be sort of confusing.
The chess-player in Clockwork Game is The Automaton, not The Turk.