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Non Indicative Name: Fan Fics
  • If mowing the lawn was all that Cloud did in Cloud Mows the Lawn, we'd all be much better off.
  • My Immortal hardly features any immortality and few would want to claim ownership of it.
  • Pretty Cure Perfume Preppy doesn't feature any actual preps.
  • There is no war in The Last War, unless you count the one between the author and canon.
  • The three stories of the Elemental Chess Trilogy are arguably this, being completely non-indicative of their plots. They're actually Terminology Titles, so they make a kind of sense in context, but still have no real bearing on the stories in question.
  • Calvin & Hobbes: The Series has the MTM, shorthand for Mini Time Machine. It's actually a Do-Anything Robot. This is eventually lampshaded:
    "Well, I don't use [the MTM] for time travel much anymore, but..."
  • Touhou Doujin: Dawitsu's Folly has no visual media beyond character artwork on the author's deviant art, and is a simple Gen Fic.
  • The Final Chapter of Twillight Sparkle's awesome adventure is actually the 2nd-last chapter, with the Final Chapter 2 being the last one.
  • People do die in Nobody Dies
  • In Becoming Female, Harry is done changing gender after the first chapter, so the story isn't so much about him becoming female as it's about what happens after he's become female. What happens is that he acts like a stupid fangirl in a My Immortal rip-off. The author might just as well have skipped the gender switch and used an OC.
  • Eyrie Productions Destroys the Marvel Universe. It's an effort to simultaneously introduce the author's first self-insert character (from much older works and roleplays) to general readership and wrap up loose threads from said works, as he couldn't be bothered to keep up with the varying continuity (and quality) of Marvel Comics. Nonetheless, no universal genocide occurs, though it's threatened. As one poster on the EPU forum indicated (spoilers), though, "there just isn't much ring to EPU Locks the Marvel Universe in a Closet, Then Eats The Key".
  • Ophiuchus in Horseshoes and Hand Grenades is a Serpent, and not a Serpent-bearer like the constellation he's named after. It's explained that he bonded with Asclepius—the man who is the basis of the Serpent-bearer—and eventually he took over his body after Asclepius's soul was devoured.
  • The title of The Games of the Gods has this problem, as the author admits in a note under book 1, chapter 39. The bonus chapter lampshades the problem.
    Mandos: This is the end of the special feature for 'The Games of the Gods', in which no games were ever actually played by gods.
  • Neither word in the title Homestuck High is very indicative of what happens in-story.
  • Hermione's actual talent is nowhere to be seen in Hermione's Talent, where the only talent she displays is in being an Alpha Bitch in between imitating anachronistic pop musicians.
  • Swimming In Terror has the first chapter called "Island and Kuma." Monokuma doesn't even show up until the second chapter.
  • In Nareto The Scret Of Shiobi, "Mary Sue" is actually the Only Sane Man, while Emeraldia, the main character, is a Mary Sue.
  • The titular Sex Note is a reality warping tool of the sex kamui, and while it does increase libido to use it other than that none of its abilities or restrictions actually have any direct relation to sex. The Power Perversion Potential comes entirely from the user. When that user is asexual, everything goes Off the Rails.
  • Since events in the Darkwing Duck fanfiction Negaverse Chronicles takes place in the Negaverse, names that would have once been considered meaningful names are now completely misleading. This was actually lampshaded by a character.
    Doctor Vulture: "Well that's the ironic thing about this world isn't it? All the people with villains names are good guys and all the people with hero names are bad guys. Take for instance Captain Boyscout, with that name you would assume he is the world's nicest guy. It turns out he is a con and a complete thug…"
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