* [[Fanfic/TheWritingOnTheWall The Writing On The Wall]] has AdventurerArchaeologist [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Daring Do]] do a title drop when she speculates about the contents of the then untranslated writing on the wall of an AncientTomb she is exploring:
--> "Well," Daring said, "looking scary is the first line of defense for a lot of old tombs. Obviously, anyone with wings gets over the thorns easily. So, either there were no intelligent species with wings back then or that's why those thorns are there." On a sudden impulse, she screwed up her courage and decided to try something she'd never done before: needling the professor. "Y'know, with that in mind, if this place is anything like others I've seen, I can pretty much tell you what '''the writing on the wall''' says."
--> "Oh? Do tell."
--> Daring leaned back on her hind legs and haunches, and waved her forelegs like a mad prophet. "'This is the tomb of the great and terrible So-and-So! Look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair! Whosoever steals the treasure will face the gods' curse, and the sky will fall on their heads, et cetera'." She stood back up and waved a hoof dismissively. "See enough of these, and you can pretty much guess what they say."
** As is usual with this trope, the writing on the wall is actually very significant, even though Daring Do is absolutely right about it being intended to scare away tomb robbers. [[spoiler: Too bad the reason it was trying to scare away tomb robbers is because it isn't a tomb, but a building meant to contain something very dangerous. The writing was not a curse, but a warning as to what would happen to those who went inside.]]
* In the ''BackToTheFuture'' fanfic ''FanFic/IchLiebeDich'', [[ParentalSubstitute Doc]] and [[LikeASonToMe Marty]] use the words "Ich Liebe Dich" on the other while they're asleep. It means, "I love you" in German.
* [[FanFic/{{Cenotaph}} Cenotaph]] features the motif of an empty grave and/or monuments to the dead in every arc. In addition, each arc's main conflict or centeral concept is reflected in the Arc Title: ''Calling Card, Misconceptions, Coordination, Intermediaries,'' ect.
* John Freeman got on his motorcycle and said "its time for me to live up to my family name and face [[FanFic/HalfLifeFullLifeConsequences full life consequences"]]
* The ''InvaderZim'' story "FanFic/InShortSupply" features one in Chapter 29, when Red muses that "even for the Control Brains, information about Purple was in short supply." The title is actually supposed to be a pun on the Irkens' height-based society, though, and how Irkens of certain heights are much rarer than they should be.
* The ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fic ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'' drops its title at the end of the "Mosaic" story arc, with Mal telling River what direction they have to keep going in.
* There is a subtle one in ''FanFic/KiraIsJustice'': When Justin decides to experiment with the Death Note, one of the victims yell out the words, "Kira is justice!" in a prison cafeteria before dropping dead. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments It is very amusing]].
* In the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fanfiction ''Created Equal'', the speech [[spoiler: Metal Sonic]] gave after [[spoiler: Eggman's]] death:
-->"Flesh and blood have no purpose in this place. God made all men equal and men destroyed their gods. A man created me to be equal and I have destroyed that man. I laid waste to his empire of dust. Now I rule the empire of dust. And I will lay hands on that dust and create my own posterity. And I shall hold them to my single inglorious propositon; all robots are not Created Equal..."
* In ''Fantendo: Playing War'', before Sandslash transforms into Sandsmash and is consequently knocked out, Sunnyscythe utters "Let's play war...". There's actually a couple more of these, another by Sunnyscythe and yet another by Fantasma.
* ''Webcomic/EnsignSueMustDie'' does it [[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/potluck/index.php?strip_id=1052 here]].
* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fanseries ''Hidden Frontier'', Commodore Cole drops the title of the show in the middle of a speech she gives in the sixth season premiere, as the blockade of starships is about to [[spoiler: go into battle with the Tholians and the Breen who just started a war with the Federation.]]
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'''s 2010 ChristmasSpecial: ''The Christmas Tree of Might''
-->"Time to plant The Tree...of Might...the Christmas Tree of Might..."
-->"Ohhhhh...[[LampshadeHanging title drop]]
* Done twice for the title and more than a few times for the subtitle of ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', ''or The Big Pink Job'', as one of the nicknames the four give the Vasyn is exactly that.
** Several of the chapter names are title drops.
* ''[[FanFic/StarsAbove Stars Above]]'' follows [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Madoka's]] naming pattern, with [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming each chapter title culled from a line of dialogue.]] The title itself is dropped twice in Chapter 5.
* In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6854446/1/A_Trick_Gone_Wrong this]] ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'' fanfic, both the title of the movie and the title of the fic are dropped.
* ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'' title drops not the crossover itself, but [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney both]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic series]] involved in it, in different opportunities.
-->'''Phoenix:''' Sorry, but I don't believe you, ''my little pony''. Not for a single solitary second.\\
'''[[OriginalCharacter Sonata]]:''' I don't know what kind of ''trials and tribulations'' you've been through, but you're not changing my opinion.
* Similar to the previous example, ''FanFic/PaperMarioX 2'' title drops not the crossover itself, but one of the series involved in it[[note]]The name of the chapter is an additional title drop[[/note]]:
-->'''Chest''': That must mean you're the hero of legend!\\
'''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]]''': If you mean ''Legend of Zelda'', then sure!
* Chapter 2 of ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7144846/2 Ed, Edd, 'n Pony]]'' title drops both the crossover itself and one of the series involved, which is immediately {{lampshade|Hanging}}d afterwards:
-->'''Edd''': So, it looks like another Mis-edventure for WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy, right?\\
'''Ed''': More like Ed, Edd, 'n Pony!\\
'''Eddy''': Hey, Ed, you dropped something!
* Each chapter of ''FanFic/{{Whispers}}'' drops its title somewhere.
* Examples from Fanfic/{{the Calvinverse}}:
** The fifth chapter of ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesGetXtreme'' ends with the titular song: [[Music/{{Survivor}} "Eye of the Hobbes".]]
** From ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesIILostAtSea'':
--> '''Calvin:''' I wish Dad would put me on my OWN boat.
--> '''Mom:''' Don't be silly, Calvin. [[{{Foreshadowing}} If you were on a separate boat, you'd get lost out at sea!]]
*** Chapter 5 is titled "NOT AGAIN!", which the duo scream at the end of it.
** ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''' narrator does this in "The Black Turning Funnel Part 1":
--> ''There seemed to be [a] black turning funnel swirling across the landscape.''
*** Hobbes does this in Part 2 as well. It's even capitalized.
--> "I was just thinking. Remember that dream I had this morning? It was about a funnel, remember? We actually saw and fought against a funnel! A Black Turning Funnel!"
*** From the end of "Two Loons and a Kid":
--> It was truly a magnificent day for the two loons and the kid.
*** From "The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon":
--> '''Calvin:''' Huh. I could have sworn we were on a very important mission...
--> '''Hobbes:''' I'm drawing a blank.
--> '''Calvin:''' NOW I remember! We were on The Case of the Rogue Water Balloon.
*** A rather poorly-done example - the oddly named "Nighty Shut Up!" only makes sense when you read this exchange:
--> "Okay," said Hobbes, and he left. "Nighty night."
--> "Nighty shut up." Calvin spat.
*** From "Mission: Socrates":
--> '''Calvin:''' Come on guys! Mission: Socrates is now in effect!
** The {{Recursive Fanfic|tion}} ''Fanfic/ThePezDispenserAndTheReignOfTerror'' has Chapter 9, titled "Claw Gloves Are For Saps!", which is dropped by Socrates when he taunts his EvilKnockoff.
* "With this power, I can do anything! I could easily do a Sonic Rainboom! Even a... WebAnimation/DoubleRainboom!"
* "The longer you ignore your FanFic/InnerDemons, the stronger they become."
* The ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' FanFic ''FanFic/ADifferentLesson'' technically drops its title right with the opening blurb ("Can a father undo his past mistakes? Perhaps, if the snow leopard can be taught...A Different Lesson"), but it is properly referenced at least three times in the fic itself--the first time during the training on Wu Dan where it emphasizes what Tai Lung has to do differently and how he should view the world and his place in it if he wants to be a hero, the last time at the very end when he is reflecting back on everything he's gone through. The second time, in a sinister variation, is spoken by the BigBad, implying [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow what he will offer]] if Tai Lung [[WeCanRuleTogether joins him]].
* Since ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame'' was renamed halfway through, it has ''two'' examples of title dropping:
** For the original title: "Ponies Make War" is the name of a book on war magic written by a famous ancestor of Twilight's.
** For the new title: "The Immortal Game" is how [[BigGood Celestia]] and [[BigBad Titan]] both refer to their CosmicChessGame.
* ''FanFic/TheStarsWillAidTheirEscape'' has Twilight drop the title while [[spoiler: fighting off the insanity [[DrivenToMadness inflicted]] on her and]] piecing together [[BigBad Herald's]] plan to release [[SealedEvilInACan the Outer Gods]].
* In contrast to its inspiration, ''FanFic/YouGotHaruhiRolled'' waits until its ninth chapter to include a sketch about rickrolling. But once it does, this trope is inevitable:
-->'''Student Council President:''' "It's worse than that, Kimidori! WE'VE BEEN HARUHIROLLED!"
* Three times in the third episode of ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime'''s finale, though the second and third times are Literature/SherlockHolmes and [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] using Moriarty's phrase:
-->'''Moriarty:''' And now you wish me to pay the price... because I touched ''your'' companions. Your... Children of Time.
-->'''Holmes:''' We Children of Time, we are weapons... weapons you fashion against yourself. You want us to be strong enough to stop you.
-->'''Doctor:''' No! No, not weapons! ''Never'' weapons... If you want to say you're Children of Time, you are that...
* In the LyricalNanoha fic, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7460359/1/Judgment-Day-s-Not-Coming Judgment Day's Not Coming]], the title is a reference to Signum coming back time and time again, most recently after her defeat at Cypha's hands, and is the last words in the fic.
-->'''Cypha''': "I killed you. You're dead. I rarely get the chance to kill someone twice."
-->'''Signum''': "If you bothered to have any conception of my history, you would know what it means to be a Wolkenritter. My judgment day's not coming."
* Toward the end of the MaiHime fic, ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated''.
-->'''Shizuru''': Being perfect or having something that is perfect are things people often strive for, but they are things that are impossible to reach. Not only is it difficult to define, but frankly, perfection is overrated. You never have to improve yourself, struggle against your weaknesses, or learn how to understand yourself or the ones you love.
* ''FanFic/GettingBackOnYourHooves'': [[BigBad Checker Monarch]] drops the title several times when plotting against Trixie.
* ''Fanfic/EarthAndSky'' does this with literally the last sentence of the story, at Applejack and Soarin's wedding.
-->"Earth and Sky were joined together in love, joy, and harmony."
* ''FanFic/TangledUpInBlues'': The protagonist is told, and later states several times that his entire life is going to be, you guessed it, tangled up in blues.
* ''[[Fanfic/KiraSweetheart Kira, Sweetheart]]'': in Misa's StalkerShrine to Kira:
--> ''Girlie, heart-shaped stickers stuck to the glass of the picture proclaiming Light to be a "darling" and a "sweetheart."''
* ''Fanfic/AddressUnknown'' has Derpy give this monologue after Twilight agrees to search for a spell that will fix her eyes, despite admitting there may not be one. "You know, occasionally when I’m delivering mail I get a letter addressed to a place that doesn’t exist; maybe somepony moved, or maybe somepony miswrote the address. When we get those letters, we just send them back to where they came from and move on to the next destination. There is nothing we can do in the Post Office to make that address appear. Maybe that same thing will happen with fixing my eyes. Maybe there is no answer; maybe there is no fix. It doesn’t mean we can’t look, but if it’s not there, then it’s just an 'address unknown'. If no answer exists, then I can move on without any regrets."
* ''FanFic/TheGodEmpressOfPonykind'' has Celestia refer to herself as such as part of a BadassBoast during her and Luna's fight with the [[EldritchAbomination Windigos]] in the Warp, and several other times when in battle.
** Likewise, the sequel ''The Warmistress of Equestria'' does this as well, with the title being Luna's official rank in the Equestrian military.
* ''FanFic/{{Horseshoes and Hand Grenades}}'' has Gentaro state the title as part of its original idiom against Yamada.
-->"You know what they say, 'Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades."
* In ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'', the chapter-opening boilerplate drops the title of the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' season (Season 1, ''Total Drama Island'') that the story is reimagining.
* ''FanFic/JewelOfDarkness'' has the title used by [[spoiler: Canon!Raven]] to address [[VillainProtagonist Midnight]] during their fight.
* ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'' has Jade refer to herself by the title a couple of times.
* ''FanFic/QueenOfShadows'': The title is the most commonly used title of the Queen of the Shadowkhan.
* [[TheSlenderManMythos In the Slender Man fic]] ''Fanfic/ByTheFiresLight'', the title of the story ends up being [[ShowWithinAShow the title of a book Connor Russell writes about the Slender Man.]]
* The title of ''Fanfic/NecessaryToWin'' is repeated fairly often, and [[ArcWords in various contexts]], but other chapter titles are also referenced in the work.
** In Chapter 4, Nodoka, while thinking about how difficult winning the tournament in order to convince her father to let her stay at Oarai will be, thinks of the upcoming practice match as "a small step upward" for the sake of accomplishing the greater task before her.
** In Chapter 7, Maho thinks, "Despite the odds" against Miho, she's glad Miho is doing tankery again.
** In Chapter 18, both Kinue and Maho express a desire to win the semifinals "For my sister's sake".
* "Fanfic/TheUniverseDoesntCheat" has one when Eleya and T'Var are arguing with the proctors at the end of the ''KobayashiMaru'' test.
--> '''Eleya:''' It wasn’t a fair test, sir.\\
'''Cdr. Suvik:''' The universe is not fair, Commander Kanril.\\
'''T'Var:''' Your logic is fallacious, sir.\\
'''Cdr. Hackett:''' Excuse me?\\
'''Eleya:''' [[LogicalFallacies False analogy fallacy.]] The universe doesn't ''cheat''.
* In FanFic/DeathNoteIITheHiddenNote, when Near realizes he's been OutGambitted:
--> '''Near:''' It was the hidden note.\\
'''KJ:''' The hidden what?\\
'''Near:''' It was the hidden note.
* "Fanfic/ToAbsentFriends" has Eleya offer the fic title ([[ToAbsentFriends and trope name]]) in a toast to the 45 names on the USS ''Bajor'''s memorial wall.
-->'''Eleya:''' ''(raises glass of Romulan ale)'' To absent friends. Rest with the Prophets.
* The ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Legend of Korra]]'' fanfic ''[[http://avatar-dacia.tumblr.com/post/95488074469/better-off-not-knowing Better Off Not Knowing]]'', regarding the unnamed preteen protagonist:
-->"She’d [[HappilyAdopted asked her parents, once, about the people who’d brought her into the world]]. They hadn’t been told names—only that they were better off not knowing."