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- Heavy Metal magazine has nothing to do with the music genre of heavy metal music. It's an anthology of adult themed comics, many of them fantasy and science fiction. It's original French name is Metal Hurlant and was co-founded by the artist Moebius. The movie adaptation attempted to incorporate some examples of the music genre into the background music but the film score was still clearly dominated by Elmer Bernstein. And even when rock was incorporated, the majority chosen for whatever reason, definitely non-metal acts like Journey, Grand Funk Railroad, Stevie Nicks, Cheap Trick, and Devo. (Grand Funk was considered metal in The '70s, however.)
- You would think that a magazine named Garden & Gun would be perfect for that firearms enthusiasts with a nurturing side, but it's really about Southern fine dining and high culture.
- Orange Marmalade is about a vampire, Ma-ri, dealing with humans at her school (mostly a boy with very tasty blood who has a huge crush on her) on the backdrop of vampires being allowed to live within society and lots of Fantastic Racism. No marmalade at all.
- In an FAQ, when asked what orange marmalade was (in regards to the story), the author simply explained how one made orange marmalade.
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- This very wiki is neither about television nor tropes. At least, not what your literature professor would think of first when he heard the word. The German version is called 'Media Tropes'. The French version is still TV.
- The Mexican Standoff trope wasn't coined in Mexico, but in Australia. Read the article for more information.
- Quite a few examples in Nonindicative Name are indeed indicative, just not literal.
- Most of the tropes in Always Female and Always Male aren't always that way. See Gender-Inverted Trope.
- Where No Parody Has Gone Before, as befitting a Stock Parody, features parodies that resemble each other. (The page is named after the ending of the Star Trek opening monologue.)
- Zettai Ryouiki is an interesting case. In Japanese, it literally means "absolute territory", and most Japanese people won't recognize any figurative meaning. For some reason, though, otaku around the Turn of the Millennium started using it to refer to the area between where an anime girl's skirt ends and socks begin, which is uncovered. Then, the wiki further adapted the term to refer to characters who wear socks that extend past their knees, with any resemblance to the Trope Namer being forgotten.
- The "Vid-Grid Pac-Maze" in Bally/Midway's Mr. & Mrs. Pac-Man Pinball does not feature and video and is not a maze. It is, instead, a five-by-five matrix of lights.
- In Data East's The Who's Tommy, the "One Way Combo" isn't a Combo at all — the player simply shoots the ball into the Tommy saucer.
- Super Pinball: Behind The Mask has nothing to do with masks.
- Similarly, Super Pinball II: The Amazing Odyssey does not feature an odyssey of any sort.
- Psycho Pinball sounds like a perfect title for a pinball game either based on gothic horror or heavy metal music, instead of a collection featuring cartoonish clowns, pink whales, and a Mascot with Attitude.
- Does "Advisory and Management Assistance" sound like a lucha libre company to you?
- The American Wrestling Association Women's Title belt was almost exclusively defended away from America, though this was really a replacement belt created by Super Stars Of Wrestling, a company ran by former AWA employees who wished to stay in the business after AWA closed down. After Superstars Of Wrestling was sued by WWE and went under itself, the belt was finally renamed as the American Wrestling Association Japan Women's Title, which implies there was an AWA Japan, which there was not. Pro Wrestling Zero 1 eventually sent it back to the States, only to retire it after Sherri Martel's passing.
- On March 8, 1999, World Championship Wrestling did not have a single wrestling match for its entire first hour. So fans tuned into the World Wrestling Federation instead, causing Nitro's ratings to plummet.
- WCW and later WSU valet Gorgeous George is anything but a Gorgeous George.
- AAA's Degeneration Mex only had one Mexican in it. The name actually came because of X Pac's membership.
- LLF Power Trio The Brotherhood is made up of Polly Star, La Chacala and Lady Dynamite, all of whom are women.
- Terriblemente Guapo el Rey, sounds like a self given narcissistic title or something swooning fan girls would call a man. TGR is actually three wrestlers (El Terrible, Shocker and Rey Bucanero) operating in CMLL.