* Subverted in ''Webcomic/NintendoSuperSquad'', 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 ''{{Metroid}}'' games -- but when Metroid arrives, she actually ''is'' a Metroid, the eponymous monster of the series.
** ...but played straight in ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', when WholesomeCrossdresser Tip is [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/skinhorse/series.php?view=archive&chapter=34849 challenged to name one (other) trustworthy crossdresser]].
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' 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".
* Parodied in one issue of ''[[Website/PlatypusComix Mulberry]]'', as the titular heiress watched a show on Creator/TheCW about her hometown. The nerdy gamer exclaimed at one point, "I've almost rescued Princess VideoGame/BioShock!"
* In ''Webcomic/{{Girly}}'', the lead character [[spoiler: Otra]] constantly attempts to correct people at first to what her real name is after being called "Girly". making her accidentally a [[MetaGuy Meta Chick]]
* [[http://shinka.smackjeeves.com/comics/683092/0-0-0/ Shinka: The Last Eevee]]. The Eevee's name is Nick. [[WordSaladTitle What "Shinka" means hasn't been explained yet.]]
** Although now that [[spoiler: Nick has evolved into a Leafeon]] the [[WordOfGod 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 [[spoiler: if it hasn't already with Nick's evolution]].
* Zig-zagged by ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''. The title means "cruddy mercenary," but "Schlock" is also the name of the amorphous pile-of-poo character, [[CaptainObvious a mercenary]] whose parents [[UnfortunateNames must have hated him]]. Except [[SpotlightStealingSquad 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 ArtifactTitle, and can be sort of confusing.
* The chess-player in ClockworkGame is ''The Automaton'', not ''The Turk''.
* Back when ''WebComic/TriangleAndRobert'' was running, a mini-FAQ on the front page said:
-->Triangle is the triangle, Robert is the rhombus. Yes, people keep asking.
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'', which made [[http://xkcd.com/1589/ its own version]] of ''Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}'' so that the monster could canonically be called Frankenstein.
* Subverted in ''ThePrincessPlanet''. Frankenstein's monster points out that since Dr Frankenstein is technically his mother (yes, their version of the mad doctor is female), he would have the same last name.