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Nobody gets abducted in . Abduction Nobody. Karen gets very temporarily kidnapped while on the train, but hardly enough so to qualify for the title.
is not a trope about obtaining absolute power. Reading it is not likely to Absolute Power corrupt absolutely. Reading this site just might, but we wouldn't recommend trying to take over the world afterwards.
is not an Ace Combat Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny between The Aces or gamblers.
Acid Bath is not about a person taking a bath in acid.
is not about the BDSM lifestyle. Even if you feel like it is after ADOM Yet Another Stupid Death.
is not Adventure Island Adventure on a tropical island.
is not where Adventureland takes place. Or Adventure Time for that matter.
Adventure is not a precursor to Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers .
Power Rangers Lost Galaxy Playing will not cause you to climax when you beat it.
After Burner Climax is not a televised version of AH.com: The Series that is updated for the Internet era. Nor does it involve Animal House Aurora Healthcare, Alfred Hitchcock, Audrey Hepburn, Belldandy, or Adolf Hitler (okay, maybe a little).
is not a folk tale about a girl befriending a magic bee.
Akeelah and the Bee has no known Ai Yori Aoshi lesbian characters.
is not a documentary about the sweet taffy-like candy.
Airheads is not about Alien Nine Cirno as an alien.
Nor is it the ninth film in the series... yet.
Alien is not the All You Need Is Kill Emo version of All You Need Is Love.
is not about Allegras Window an allergy medicine sitting in a window.
is not a retelling of Allen The Alien if the protagonist were an alien. It's also not related to D.Gray-Man .
The Journey Of Allen Strange is not a America's/ Britain's Got Talent documentary on breast augmentation.
Nor is it about those countries adopting an ancient form of currency.
is not the American History X ninth sequel to American History.
is not a American Pie My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic spinoff about Pinkie Pie IN AMERICA!
There are no angels on .
Angel is not about those Angels and Demons beasties fighting Neon Genesis Evangelion the Master Chief John-117. (Or did you mean the Space Marine John Stalvern?)
is not a sequel of The Angry Beavers .
Angry Birds is not a game where you Animal Crossing cross different species of animals to create some sort of mistake of Nature.
is not Animal Farm Animal House down on the farm.
is not a sequel to Apollo 18 .
Apollo 13 's eponymous protagonist is not a Greek god. Nor is he the fusion of a Greek god and a Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney The boss. Nor is Apollo Justice the reason House of the Dead Gaius Baltar was found not guilty.
isn't about the Appleseed Ex Machina rapid growth of flora when the rightful king is restored.
The Colon in does not refer to the internal organ or one of the many discoverers of the West Indies.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters is not about the author of Arakawa Under the Bridge ( Fullmetal Alchemist Hiromu Arakawa) getting drunk or becoming homeless.
is not the Archer bow-and-arrow wielding superhero. Nor the Servant class from .
Fate/stay night is not a follow-up to Are You Alice? .
Go Ask Alice has nothing to do whatsoever with the asylum Arkham Horror Batman's Rogues Gallery is often sent to.
is not the Armored Core Vic Viper's nemesis.
is not about the psychological condition. Or the band.
Arrested Development is not Arrow: The Ultimate Weapon The Movie of .
Arrow is not about killing people by Assassin's Creed yelling Badass Creeds.
does not star that Asura Cryin' glitch, who has gone emo. And he's called As Sonic the Hedgehog 2 hura, for the record.
is not about a school spelling bee team.
The A-Team Nor are they related to the M Squad and the .
F Troop comes in more colors than just purple.
Atelier Violet is not a trope dealing with the Atop the Fourth Wall Fourth Wall. We apologize for confusion.
is not about an invasion of Saturn's largest moon or the Tennessee-based Attack on Titan NFL team.
does not feature any incarnations of gods on earth. Nor is it set in an internet forum.
Avatar is not a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar featuring an air-manipulating Na'vi mage.
It does feature the earthly incarnation of a god-spirit, so at least it has that going for it.
is not a page for Awesome Series Gushing About Shows You Like.
is not a command to get rid of a policeman.
is not part of the Backyard Wrestling series.
Backyard Sports is not a show about watching Bad Movie Beatdown A Date with Rosie Palms from someone with a bad movie Fetish.
Nor is it physically assaulting a bad movie.
Though in some episodes, he does.
is not about an Azerbaijani superhero.
Bakuman。 The Ballad of Jack and Rose has nothing to do with James Cameron's .
Titanic is not Bangai-O with more The Big O Stuff Blowing Up.
is not a Banjo the Woodpile Cat spin-off where Kazooie is replaced by a woodpile cat. Likewise, Banjo-Kazooie Banjō Ginga is not another spin-off with the bird getting the boot in favor of Ginga Nakajima.
And all involved have nothing to do with Space Ghost's sea monkey.
is not about a generation of kids who have decided to never wear shoes or socks.
Barefoot Gen It's also not about playing the Sega Genesis while barefoot.
The Barney of does not have the last name of Barney & Friends Rubble, Gumble, Calhoun, Fife, or Stinson.
is not the game of Sengoku Basara .
Basara is not about someone who actually turns into a bat. The title character is not part bat either. You might be looking for one of the villains in his Batman Rogues Gallery, Man-Bat instead.
is not related to the Battlefield Earth games. In fact, it's released 2 years before Battlefield Battlefield 1942.
is not a Battle for Terra Fan Nickname for the endgame of .
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep is not a remake of Battle Royale where the plot hinges on a battle tournament instead of a card game. Casino Royale Nor is it French for "quarter pounder battle".
is not about The Beano that pill.
is not about hybrid bears that are half-cat.
Bearcats! is not an oddly elaborate new slang phrase for saying someone's "in the house", nor is it a Bear in the Big Blue House Genre Shift spinoff of .
Cory in the House Beat 'em and Eat 'em is not a prehistoric hunting simulator, unfortunately.
is not an beatmania overly long sequence of Beats, unless you count the breather that some songs have before the Last Note Nightmare.
beatmania IIDX RED is not One Game for the Price of Two, where you have to clear songs on a Blue Version machine in the next city over in order to earn the right to play them on the Red Version machine in your hometown.
beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD is not IIDX with a distorted screen.
beatmania IIDX 14 Gold's theme song is not the eurobeat song "Solid Gold", nor is it played on a solid gold IIDX machine. Besides, a machine made of pure 24K gold wouldn't be very durable anyway.
beatmania IIDX 15 DJ Troopers is not a crossover between IIDX and .
VR Troopers beatmania IIDX 17 Sirius has nothing to do with satellite radio or Sirius Black, and its tagline is not " Why so Sirius?"
beatmania IIDX 21 SPADA is not what you get when you say "Sparta" with an accent.
is not BECK the Anime of .
Mighty No. 9 is not about the creation of the Becoming Blizzard series. It's also not about a man turning into Warcraft a giant ape god. You're thinking of Chaos, anyway.
is not related to the Being Human Robin Williams movie of the same name. No one remembers it anyway.
is not about about the opening scene from the Ben Drowned third episode of .
Ben 10 is not about a young aspiring race car driver from Michigan.
Benson does not star ten guys named Ben, just one.
Ben 10 Nor were there ever works named Ben 1 through Ben 9.
is not a less diverse version of Ben-To .
Ben 10 is not the book by Beyond Good & Evil Friedrich Nietzsche.
is not about a guy searching for a The BFG Hand Cannon. You're probably looking for this story right here.
Bible Black is not The Bible as written by individuals of African descent, nor is it a religious parody of .
Metal Black is not about the theory that the universe was created from a star explosion.
The Big Bang Theory is not Big Trouble in Little China Big Trouble remade in Little China. For one thing, the former film was made 15 years before the latter.
is not a contest over who is The Biggest Loser the most pathetic nerd.
is not about The Big O a mathematical concept or car tires. And it's definitely not about…you know,
that. is not a The Big Red One Sequel Escalation take on Jack London's short story "The Red One" about a bigger, meaner version of the crashed alien probe showing up for revenge.
Bill Nighy is not The Science Guy.
is not a Billy VSSNAKEMAN crossover with Mega Man , Double Dragon , Billy Hatcher and The Giant Egg , or any other series with a protagonist named Billy.
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy has absolutely nothing to do with those cool Klingon ships first seen in Birds of Prey and then would get overused in later Star Trek III series. Or the Romulan one either.
Star Trek It's also not a trope about literal birds of prey, no matter how cool some of them are.
is not a competition in which you beat up Bishi Bashi Championship bishounen. Though given its widget factor, a bishounen-beating minigame would fit very well in the game.
The series isn't based on trying to bite as much food as possible without tripping over things.
BIT.TRIP 's eponymous butler is not of African descent.
Black Butler is not about Blackadder a mathematician of African heritage.
is not a The Black Company Darker and Edgier version of . Or a version of the same show with The Electric Company an all-black cast.
is not a biopic of Blackfish Ser Brynden Tully.
is not a documentary about a card game, the Black Jack Tu-160, or General John Pershing.
does not contain any Black Lagoon creatures (that we know of, anyway).
is not a Blaxploitation version of Black/Matrix The Matrix. Although that would be hilarious. Just picture Morpheus and Neo with Afros.
is not about a mass murderer mowing innocent civillians down with a machine gun at Black★Rock Shooter any location named "Black Rock."
Nor is it about anyone with a vendetta against black rocks.
is not about the chaos on Disneyland's opening day.
Black Sunday is not a character who specializes in the Blade Runner Blade Run.
is not connected to Blaster Master .
Bomberman is not a show where doing the laundry is Bleach Serious Business.
Nor is it the sequel to .
Hairspray And despite what pictures like this ◊ say, no, it does not have a sequel called Detergent... yet.
Nor a chemical whitener that you use in laundry.
does not roll over a monochrome city to paint it in Technicolor. That's The Blob .
De Blob is not about Debbie Harry.
Blondie does not refer to a monster spewing blood out of its mouth whenever it roars.
Bloody Roar is not about Blossom the Powerpuff Girl.
is not Bluebeard a pirate.
is not about the Blues from The Blues Brothers .
Angry Birds did not play backup for The Boat That Rocked .
The Ship Who Sang is not about pico de gallo salsa, nor does it star Pico from Boku No Pico .
F-Zero is not a Bomberman Robot Master.
is not a sequel of Boulder Dash .
Diner Dash is not about Bolo Bolo Santosi or Bolo Yeung.
are not Bonkers Scouts. Or Bonkuras.
Scouts, however, can be bonkers.
The Boogiepop Series is not about Oogie Boogie's daughter, made of candy.
is not a social commentary against illegal immigration.
Borderlands It also has nothing to do with the books.
Bordertown do not have The Boondocks , and vice-versa.
The Boondock Saints is not a prequel to Brass Eye .
Red Eye is not a call for corporations and governments in debt to suck it up and take a default rather than waiting for bailout.
Bravely Default Nor is about going into default in the most Badass way possible.
is not about Brazil the country of that name.
is not about someone who doesn't like Michael Jackson's Album and single Breaking Bad Bad. Nor is it about telling a dim brute not to smash things.
is not Breath of Death VII Master Belch's ultimate attack.
BRIAN BLESSED IS NOT EXACTLY BLESSED! Brick Mansions is not a sequel to .
The Lego Movie is not ruled over by an The Brittas Empire anarchist cat owner.
is not a documentary about hikers with severe lower back problems.
Brokeback Mountain does not star Brother from Brother Bear or the Brother Bears from The Berenstain Bears just because the name's the same.
Donkey Kong Country 3 is not a biopic about Bruce Almighty Bruce Campbell.
The does not imply that sequels to Brutal Series or Brütal Legend Brutal: Paws of Fury exist.
does not feature bobbleheads.
Bubble Bobble Bust-A-Move, despite being a spinoff, is not a dancing game, even though a dance sequence is in the second game's intro. You want Bust A Groove, at least in America.
has absolutely nothing to do with bubblegum. That would be either Bubblegum Crisis or They Live! .
Duke Nukem is not a modern-day sequel to Bullet To The Head .
Arrow in the Knee is not a Bulletstorm Bullet Hell game.
is thankfully not a page of backlash against Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils Lurkerbunny and her constant Entry Pimping or against Barnaby Brooks Jr..
is not some propaganda material straight out of the Burn After Reading universe.
Fahrenheit 451 Nor is it instructions for how to deal with the piece of media once you've finished with it. It's a movie anyways, so you can't exactly read it. You can still burn the movie, if you must.
is not "fyi Burn Notice you're on fire."
is not Call of Duty: Black Ops One Game for the Price of Two, where Black Ops and White Ops have different missions, and you need both for 100% Completion.
has absolutely nothing to do with Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew! Ankh-Morpork's city guard. Especially not Angua. Be glad she wasn't here to hear that.
is not a Captain Earth cheap rip-off of Captain Planet.
is not about a police car that has disappeared off the face of the Earth, and the whole series is spent looking for it.
Car 54, Where Are You? is not an opera about automobile-themed superheroes. Nor is it about a Carmen gang of elusive punny-named thieves.
is nothing like Castle in the Sky Castle
IN SPACE! is not a game where you Castlevania Judgment judge Castlevania games.
is not a crossover of Castlevania: Dracula X Castlevania and .
Mega Man X Nor does the story involve Dracula getting his hands on Chemical X.
is not a musical about Cats those to whom your base are belong.
is not the story of the company that develops Cave Story Bullet Hell games.
is not about Celestial Refresh THE HEALING RAYS OF THE SUN.
has nothing to do with Roman legions.
Centurions is not an A Certain Magical Index index of magic tropes.
In , you do not take control of the Chaos Legion Chaos Space Marines.
is not the result of Char's Counterattack Ash Ketchum barking orders to his fiery lizard. (Or, in the case of Charizard during the first two seasons, its strategy after Ash tells it to do something completely different.) Nor is it the sequel to .
NetHack is not an area worshipping Charlotte Temple the candy monster Charlotte or Charlotte Dunois. It is also not related to Charlotte Church.
Chasing Aurora is not about being part of Wayne's World The View Askewniverse.
Toasts are almost never given at .
Cheers Nor do any of the character run around exclaiming the phrase in a British accent.
The Child Ballads are not for children. They were collected by Francis James Child.
is not Chivalry Medieval Warfare Modern Warfare IN THE MEDIEVAL AGES!
is not a Chowder Monster House spin-off.
A is not a really shiny Chrome Shelled Regios Variable Fighter from .
Genesis Climber Mospeada is not a sequel to Chrono Crusade or Chrono Trigger .
Chrono Cross Nor is it a Crusade lead by Chrono, as awesome as that would be.
In fact, in some markets it was released as Chrno (sic) Crusade to make this clear, but it's not about Cirno either.
The is not the backstory of the Chzo Mythos series.
Metroid doesn't mean "I love the Cider House". There is no sequel The Cider House Rules The Cider House Sucks, no matter what some reviewers thought.
is not an Cinderella 4×4 Everything's Better with Princesses sequel to .
Cars is not a Cinderella Man Gender Flip of the original fairy tale.
is not about a tribe who worships a testicle.
CLANNAD You won't hear any music by Joe Strummer in .
Clash At Demonhead isn't about school life in the 30th or 31st century.
Class of 3000 is not Clive Barker's Jericho ... Jericho
as a horror story by Clive Barker! Nor is it a revelation of Clive Barker's secret superhero name...or pro wrestler name.
does not insinuate that Clive Barker's Undying the noted author cannot be killed by conventional weapons.
is not about a clone that get high off drugs (Some of the clones thought they got high at one point, but smoking raisins doesn't do anything).
Clone High is not Code Geass R2 Code Geass with a guest appearance from R2-D2. Nor is it about a make of car by Subaru.
Also note that is not Code Monkeys Code Lyoko with monkeys.
isn't a Colgate Comedy Hour fanmade series starring a background pony.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Comic Fury Werewolf is not lycanthropy Played for Laughs. (Though it sometimes is.)
is not a Condemned: Criminal Origins Police Procedural from the makers of and Law & Order: Criminal Intent .
Criminal Minds is not about Cooking Mama cooking your mom.
, a Cooking with Dog YouTube cooking show, does not use the titular animal as the main ingredient. Ever.
is not a Cortex Command spinoff starring Neo Cortex.
Crash Bandicoot Countdown Vampires is not a game show guest-starring vampires.
is not some sort of bowling technique.
Counter-Strike Or how one avoids being struck out in baseball.
does not mean the Courage Under Fire Cowardly Dog is burning.
is not what you get when one of Cowboy Bebop The Shredder's underlings becomes a ranch hand.
is not about Cracker The Cracker. Or stupid/boring white people. Or the snack food. Or the rock band.
doesn't refer to a type of bread from Cram Middle-Earth.
is not what you can do by exploiting a defect in a commonly used command shell on Crash Bash UNIX.
is not what was in your fridge for months on end.
Creepypasta is not about the Critical Mass limit breaks in and its The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction Spiritual Successor . It is not an extreme version of Prototype neither.
Mass Effect is not named after the gold robot from The Crow
MST 3 K is not how one would describe Crying Freeman Gordon.
is neither the common name of the Cthulhu Memorial Technical University nor the typical technology of a Cthulhu Tech Cosmic Horror Story.
Cyber Cycles is not about a cycle of cybersex or the light cycles from and TRON .
is not connected to Da Capo The Mafia.
"The Joker" (the Steve Miller Band song) is not a Villain Song but about a guy who's many things including a joker.
Nor is The Joker in any way a smoker or a midnight toker.
Dallas Buyers Club should not be confused with .
Storage Wars Texas is not about revolutionary organizations that dance, nor is it about a political revolution initiated by dancing. Nor is it exclusive to the Dance Dance Revolution video game console formerly known as the Revolution. Nor is it a professional Major League Soccer team being sponsored by a Fall Out Boy song.
Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA is not about dancing to create a super nova.
It is also not a sequel to Dance Dance.
DDR also has nothing to do with the eutsche D Demokratische Republik (a.k.a. East Germany).
The Dance Dance Revolution X arc is not a crossover with .
Mega Man X is not the name of some Danganronpa Maoi tribe in the Pacific islands.
is not going to be defeated by an Dante's Inferno INFERNO DIVIDER!
In addition, Ken Russell's "Dante's Inferno" is actually a made-for-TV biopic about Pre-Raphelite artist and poet, Dante Gabrial Rossetti.
does not Dan Vs. throw autographs or have a self-destruct grab super.
And it's not related to Shaq Vs. either.
and Daredevil have nothing to do with each other.
Devilman and Darius Darius are completely different.
is not the visual equivalent of Darker than Black Quieter Than Silence. Neither is it about a Shade Of Conflict even worse than Black versus Black.
is not about The Dark Knight Saga Sparda. Nor is it about Axel Almer.
does not feature The Dark Night Of The Scarecrew Dr. Jonathan Crane.
is not about Darksiders The Dark Side.
Da Vinci's Demons was not created by Dan Brown.
is not about controlling cavemen in inter-tribe warfare.
Dawn of War does not take place in Dawson's Creek the city of the same name in Canada.
has nothing to do with Day Watch .
Baywatch is not Deadman Wonderland Boston Brand falling down the rabbit hole.
is not a pool full of zombies.
Deadpool is not trying to teach Death Note An Aesop that passing notes in class will get you killed. (The kid writing in the notebook just might, though.)
is not a trope about the Death Star Death Star. However, it is a novel about the Death Star.
is not an Degrassi The Next Generation anime, despite what the Word Salad Title (see below) would suggest to the uninitiated.
is not one of the first Demon The Fallen Transformers.
is not about Demonbane Bane becoming a demon.
Although the subject of pornography has featured on a few occasions, is not a porn magazine.
Desperate Housewives Or a book from the Fallen series by Thomas E. Sniegoski or Lauren Kate.
has nothing to do with Despicable Me Daffy Duck.
is not Detective Conan or the Conan the Barbarian host of TBS's late-night talk show as a sleuth.
is not a game where you babysit a devil and Devil May Cry try to prevent it from crying.
is not satanic porn. Honestly.
The Devil's Panties is not Devil Survivor Survivor WITH DEMONS!, nor is it a Satanic remix of " Paranoia Survivor."
is not about a Devilman Lady transsexual devil. Indeed, it was localized in America under the name of Devil Lady for that reason.
is not a spinoff of Dexter and/or vice-versa. (The laboratory itself most likely contains no forensics tools of any kind.)
Dexter's Laboratory Not the name of a work, but too good to pass up: the Diet of Worms is not a diet that consists of eating worms. (That would be pretty horrible, though the actual thing was not much better.)
is not about a Digimon Jamaican superhero who has the power of controling digital devices.
is not the Disgaea ghostly mentor of the Planeteers.
is not where District 9 Cirno lives. Unless it is. (Pic is safe, advertisements may not be.)
Nor is it located in Panem.
is not a sequel to District B 13 District9.
isn't particularly funny.
The Divine Comedy is not a disco-themed version of DJMAX Fever DJMAX.
DJMAX Technika has nothing to do with Ars Technica.
is also not a discount clothing store.
DJMAX is not Doctor Who on first, so stop asking. Thank you.
is not a trope or other work describing the rules for labyrinths.
Doctrine of Labyrinths A Dog Of Flanders isn't about The Simpsons character getting a dog.
is not a Dollhouse play about a woman's decision to leave her husband .
SET IN THE FUTURE! is not about a don named Pachi.
DonPachi DoDonPachi dai ou jou Black Label and DoDonPachi DaiFukkatsu Black Label are not alcoholic drinks.
Don Rosa is not an instruction to carry Rosa on your head.
There are no donkeys in
Donkey Kong is not a game in the vein of Doodle God .
Drawn to Life "Do You Wanna Date My Avatar" is a song from , not The Guild Jake's pickup line to Neytiri.
is not about the second round of the game show Double Jeopardy .
Jeopardy! does not have a sequel called Drag Me to Hell .
Libera Me From Hell is not what you give to Dragon Ball The Dragon to behave improbably.
Nor is it a social event.
is not Dragon Fable a Peter Molyneux game with music from the guys who wrote that really hard song.
Guitar Hero does not feature a Dragon Quest Big Bad's second in command on a quest, although one of the games might.
is not Dragon's Dogma Dogma With Dragons.
and Drawn Together should not be mistaken for one another, god forbid.
Drawn to Life The does not have a B in front. That is DSM Something Completely Different.
Dream Theater has nothing to do with Project Diva: Dreamy Theater.
has nothing to do with Duck Amuck ducks making mischief
is not about an elite team of water fowl avoiders. Similarly, it is not a Duck Dodgers Los Angeles baseball team made up of avians, or haters of the ice hockey team in Anaheim.
is not about Duck Dynasty Daffy, Melissa, Plucky, Donald, Daisy, Heuy, Dewy, Louie, Uncle Scrooge, Ludwig van Drake, or Drake Mallard.
has nothing to do with a member of Duke Nukem Captain Planet's Rogues Gallery.
is not Dwarf Fortress Team Fortress (2) WITH DWARVES!
You are so small, it's funny to me!
is not about a royal lineage (except for a season finale).