I Thought It Meant: X to Z
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- Xanatos Gambit is not about the real name of one of the X-Men.
- Xanatos Speed Chess is not about a game of chess that goes as fast as Xanatos wants it to.
- The "X" in X Makes Anything Cool is not meant for you to substitute with anything you'd like. Not everything can make anything cool.
- It also isn't a more hardcore version of Smoking Is Cool, but for MDMA.
- X Meets Y is not a more flexible version of Boy Meets Girl.
- Sigma might hold the opinion that X Must Not Win, but "X" is not limited to the protagonist of this game.
- X-Pac Heat is not what is given off when you burn Sean Waltman to a crisp, though it does describe the feeling of wanting to burn Sean Waltman to a crisp.
- The Xylophone Gag is an old cartoon gag, but it's not the one where a character rams into a piano or xylophone head-first, and, upon looking up, has the instrument's keys sticking out of their mouth as a sort of prop-induced Wild Take of pain.
- Yandere is not about a dere girl named Yan.
- Yangire does not mean that Yang will become more unlikable when he's angry.
- "YEAH!" Shot is not a reply to Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?.
- Years Too Early has nothing to do with Too Soon or The Jail Bait Wait.
- Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe is not nearly as relevant to Sweeney Todd as you might think.
- A Yin-Yang Bomb is not what the Chinese use to fight Mighty Whiteys, Scary Black Men and... Oh dear, Unfortunate Implications anyone?
- YKTTW is not a rival site to ytmnd.com. You might be looking for PTKFGS instead.
- Y Not? isn't about using the letter Y to replace other vowels in words and names because it's cooler.
- Nor is it about not having a Y chromosome.
- Yoko Oh No is not the sound you make when Yoko from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann kisses someone, and the recipient dies a very, very manly death at episode's climax.
- Or the reaction when Graham Jones stabs her.
- You Are Already Dead is not when a character discovers that they were actually Dead All Along.
- You Bastard is not one of the Insult Tropes.
- It's also not about whoever killed Kenny.
- You Can Leave Your Hat On is not about when some rich person decides guest etiquette is overrated.
- You Can Panic Now is not a retraction of This Is no Time to Panic.
- You Can't Fight Fate is regularly disproved on Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, but not because people go around successfully picking fights with the Dark Magical Girl. Incidentally, these Fate puns are way too easy to make.
- If you're Negi Springfield on the other hand... good luck.
- You Can't Get Ye Flask is not an example of Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe.
- You Can't Make an Omelette... is not a criticism on someone's cooking skills.
- You Can't Thwart Stage One is not a criticism of a player's skill at Nintendo Hard games, nor is it a case of a game's first stage being Unwinnable.
- You! Exclamation is not an Unusual Euphemism.
- You Fail The IQ Test is not about taking an IQ test, and getting an F, although if a character did that, it would certainly be an example.
- You Got Spunk, thankfully, has nothing to do with Rule 34 applied to Item Get.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair does not deal with obligatory Blue Hair Days.
- You Have to Burn the Web is not about setting fire to the internet (even though we wish it was).
- You Know What They Say About X is not about rumors on the third-to-last letter of the alphabet, rumors about a certain Maverick Hunter nor the EgoSoft space flight simulator series.
- You Lose at Zero Trust is not a double negative about excessive naivete.
- You No Take Candle is not a subtrope of You Can't Get Ye Flask where you actually can pick up the item, but doing so triggers every NPC in the area to turn hostile.
- Yo Momma is not related to a musician.
- You Put the X in XY is unrelated to female genetic material.
- You Should Know This Already is actually full of spoilers.
- You Shouldn't Know This Already is not a redirect to "Early Arrival Spoiler".
- Your Cheating Heart does not mean that your heart cheats at Poker when he plays your pancreas and right-kidney.
- Your Days Are Numbered is not about calendars.
- Your Secret's Safe With Me, Superman is not what Lois Lane said to Superman when he told her that he was an alien from outer space.
- Your Size May Vary has nothing to do with any sort of "male enlargement."
- Your Television Hates You isn't the equivalent of My Car Hates Me; that is, it's not about a TV that breaks down when it's needed the most. It's also not to be confused with Television Is Trying to Kill Us.
- Your Vampires Suck does not necessarily have to do with the way that they feed.
- Young Gun is about young people using guns to protect themselves, Young Guns is the name of a movie.
- Neither is it about a recently manufactured firearm.
- Yo Yo Plot Point is not about the author stopping to greet the viewer to remind him/her about plot points.
- Nor is it about a rap song concerning story structure.
- Nor is it necessarily about a yo-yo that happens to be a plot point.
- Yuri Fan is not in any way related to the villain from Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2, the hero from Shadow Hearts, the guy who spends half of Planetes looking for a compass, the voice actor that plays Sasuke and Suzaku in English, the male lead of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates, or the titular doctor in Doctor Zhivago. Or at the very least, we hope it isn't... It does, however, occasionally describe some fans of The Dirty Pair. Or even the lead character of Tales of Vesperia.
- Zeppelins from Another World has absolutely nothing to do with Led Zeppelin.
- A Zerg Rush has nothing to do with the tactics of the woman who broke Ken Jennings' win streak on Jeopardy.
- Zero-G Spot is not a woman lacking one. Nor is it proof that a particular Mega Man X character is actually a girl.
- The Zeroth Law is not "protecting humanity as a whole trumps obeying the Three Laws of Robotics". Conversely, a Zeroth Law Rebellion does not involve going back in time and writing something that becomes the Trope Codifier for a trope Shakespeare currently codified.
- A Zombie Advocate is not necessarily an undead lawyer. Nor is it a lawyer without a soul (we have other tropes for that).