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* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'': There are four Satans, mostly because that's actually just a job title. Specific subtitles include Leviathan of Foreign Affairs. (The original ruler of hell you're looking for is Lucifer; his bloodline's still around.) Otherwise it's averted, almost every aspect of the CrossoverCosmology is properly researched with their appearance and abilities [[ShownTheirWork clear based on their myth]]. Even the Heaven faction, [[InterfaithSmoothie a slurry of everything Abrahamic]], uses individuals and hierarchy based in scripture.


* A particularly common type of {{OC}} within Franchise/{{Kirby}} fanon is a lookalike of the titular character, usually of a color different than the pink hero (but not always) and who may or may not be wearing a hat. As the species have no official name, many had taken the likening of calling them "Kirbies" after the pink puffball himself, and some of them consider Meta Knight and Galacta Knight to be ones themselves simply because of their uncanny resemblance to Kirby (and, in Meta Knight's case, has been revealed to have a face similar to Kirby's under his mask).

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* A particularly common type of {{OC}} OriginalCharacter within Franchise/{{Kirby}} fanon is a lookalike of the titular character, usually of a color different than the pink hero (but not always) and who may or may not be wearing a hat. As the species have no official name, many had taken the likening of calling them "Kirbies" after the pink puffball himself, and some of them consider Meta Knight and Galacta Knight to be ones themselves simply because of their uncanny resemblance to Kirby (and, in Meta Knight's case, has been revealed to have a face similar to Kirby's under his mask).


* Renard, in France. The old French word for fox was "goupil". At the same time, there was a series of popular medieval stories about the CunningLikeAFox TricksterArchetype (and literal [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic fox]]) Renard (or ''Reynard'' or ''Reynaud'', i.e. Ronald) and his clashes with the wolf Isengrim. Because of a SpeakOfTheDevil superstition that held that saying the name of a fox might cause it to appear and attack barn animals, people began to refer to all foxes as "Renard" until it stuck as the common name for the animal in French.

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* Renard, in France. The old French word for fox was "goupil". At the same time, there was a series of popular medieval stories about the CunningLikeAFox TricksterArchetype [[TheTrickster Trickster]] (and literal [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic fox]]) Renard (or ''Reynard'' or ''Reynaud'', i.e. Ronald) and his clashes with the wolf Isengrim. Because of a SpeakOfTheDevil superstition that held that saying the name of a fox might cause it to appear and attack barn animals, people began to refer to all foxes as "Renard" until it stuck as the common name for the animal in French.


* ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'' allows players to raise armies of mythological creatures, that even have fairly correct [[AltumVidetur Latin]] scientific names (all HalfHumanHybrid are ''Homo x'' -- the Minotaur is ''Homo taurus'' -- others take their known genus -- the Nemean Lion is ''Leo biaxomus'', the Pegasus is ''Equus pegasus'', the Phoenix is ''Aquila inferna'' -- and when no real life animal exists, a Latin word becomes the genus -- the Chimera is ''Draco chimera'', the Medusa is ''Gorgon chrysaorus'').

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* ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'' allows players to raise armies of mythological creatures, that even have fairly correct [[AltumVidetur [[GratuitousLatin Latin]] scientific names (all HalfHumanHybrid are ''Homo x'' -- the Minotaur is ''Homo taurus'' -- others take their known genus -- the Nemean Lion is ''Leo biaxomus'', the Pegasus is ''Equus pegasus'', the Phoenix is ''Aquila inferna'' -- and when no real life animal exists, a Latin word becomes the genus -- the Chimera is ''Draco chimera'', the Medusa is ''Gorgon chrysaorus'').

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** Leela herself is an aversion as she initially believes herself to be the only alien of her species. It turns out she's a human mutant.


* When Steven meets Peridot in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', she refers to him as "the" Steven, and he lists several others humans on Earth, including Lars, Sadie, Connie, the mail man, his father, and Onion "...I think". [[spoiler: This is PlayedForHorror at the end of season four when Topaz and Aquamarine come to Earth, ordered by Yellow Diamond to collect more humans for the [[PeopleZoo Human Zoo]]-- those humans being "a 'My Dad', a 'Connie', a 'Lars', a 'Sadie', a 'Mailman', and an 'Onion I think'." Steven realizes with horror that Aquamarine believes the people he listed to be ''types'' of humans, Homeworld itself being a PlanetOfSteves, and realizes the only way to make the Gems let the humans go is to surrender himself as Rose Quartz.]]

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* Occurs in-universe in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': When Steven meets Peridot in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', introduces himself by name to Peridot, she refers to him as "the" Steven, "[[SpellMyNameWithAThe the]]" Steven-- [[NoNeedForNames Peridot's society lacks individual names]] and thus she thinks that's a species that's replaced humans. Steven tries to explain he is a human, and he lists several others humans on Earth, including Lars, Sadie, Connie, the mail man, his father, and Onion "...I think". [[spoiler: This is PlayedForHorror at the end [[spoiler:This just made Peridot think those were ''other'' types of season four humans. So when Topaz and Aquamarine come to Earth, ordered by Yellow Diamond to collect more humans for the [[PeopleZoo Human Zoo]]-- those humans being Zoo]], they look for "a 'My Dad', a 'Connie', a 'Lars', a 'Sadie', a 'Mailman', and an 'Onion I think'." Steven realizes with horror that Aquamarine believes the people he listed to be ''types'' of humans, Homeworld itself being a PlanetOfSteves, and realizes the only way to make the Gems let the humans go is to surrender himself as Rose Quartz.]]"]]



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* When Steven meets Peridot in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', she refers to him as "the" Steven, and he lists several others humans on Earth, including Lars, Sadie, Connie, the mail man, his father, and Onion "...I think". [[spoiler: This is PlayedForHorror at the end of season four when Topaz and Aquamarine come to Earth, ordered by Yellow Diamond to collect more humans for the [[PeopleZoo Human Zoo]]-- those humans being "a 'My Dad', a 'Connie', a 'Lars', a 'Sadie', a 'Mailman', and an 'Onion I think'." Steven realizes with horror that Aquamarine believes the people he listed to be ''types'' of humans, Homeworld itself being a PlanetOfSteves, and realizes the only way to make the Gems let the humans go is to surrender himself as Rose Quartz.]]


** Stheno was a random encounter in (of all things) ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest'', the super-short kiddie-lite version of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''.

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** Stheno was a random encounter in (of all things) ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest'', the super-short kiddie-lite version of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''.''VideoGame/FinalFantasy''.

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** While this one is more of a movie character than a mythical creature, there is a genus of dinosaur called the "Gojirasaurus".


* Honorable mention to [[EvilUncle Uncle]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=2132 Istvan]] from ''MagicTheGathering'', whose creature type used to be "Uncle Istvan" (later changed to "human").

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* Honorable mention to [[EvilUncle Uncle]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=2132 Istvan]] from ''MagicTheGathering'', ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', whose creature type used to be "Uncle Istvan" (later changed to "human").


** The ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' series alternately refers to the monsters as Medusas or Gorgons, but Euryale is fought in the second game.

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** The ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' series ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'' alternately refers to the monsters as Medusas or Gorgons, but Euryale is fought in the second game.


* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has several straight examples from classical mythology, pegasi being the most prevalent example. Cockatrices, minotaurs, phoenixes, chimeras and orthros as a species are also either seen or implied. But there's also an inverted example: in Aztec mythology, the ahuizotl was an entire species, but in ''MLP'', Ahuizotl is the name of one individual villain.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has several straight examples from classical mythology, pegasi being mythology.
** Pegasi are
the most prevalent example.example being one-third of the pony population. Cockatrices, minotaurs, phoenixes, chimeras and orthros as a species are also either seen or implied. But there's
** There
also an inverted example: a few inversions: in Aztec mythology, the ahuizotl was an entire species, but in ''MLP'', the show, Ahuizotl is the name of one individual villain.
villain. Similarly, The Arimaspi were a tribe of one-eyed people from Greek legend, whereas in the show, Arimaspi is the name of a single cyclops-like creature.


* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has several straight examples from Greek mythology, pegasi being the most prevalent example. Minotaurs, chimeras and orthros as species are also implied. But there's also an inverted example: in Aztec mythology, the ahuizotl was an entire species, but in ''MLP'', Ahuizotl is the name of one individual villain.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has several straight examples from Greek classical mythology, pegasi being the most prevalent example. Minotaurs, Cockatrices, minotaurs, phoenixes, chimeras and orthros as a species are also either seen or implied. But there's also an inverted example: in Aztec mythology, the ahuizotl was an entire species, but in ''MLP'', Ahuizotl is the name of one individual villain.


* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has several straight examples from Greek mythology: multiple pegasi, mulitple minotaurs and (implied) multiple chimaeras and Orthros. But there's also an inverted example: in Aztec mythology, the ahuizotl was an entire species, but in ''MLP'', Ahuizotl is the name of one individual villain.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has several straight examples from Greek mythology: multiple pegasi, mulitple minotaurs mythology, pegasi being the most prevalent example. Minotaurs, chimeras and (implied) multiple chimaeras and Orthros. orthros as species are also implied. But there's also an inverted example: in Aztec mythology, the ahuizotl was an entire species, but in ''MLP'', Ahuizotl is the name of one individual villain.villain.


* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has several straight examples from Greek mythology: multiple pegasi, mulitple minotaurs and (implied) multiple chimaeras. But there's also an inverted example: in Aztec mythology, the ahuizotl was an entire species, but in ''MLP'', Ahuizotl is the name of one individual villain.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has several straight examples from Greek mythology: multiple pegasi, mulitple minotaurs and (implied) multiple chimaeras.chimaeras and Orthros. But there's also an inverted example: in Aztec mythology, the ahuizotl was an entire species, but in ''MLP'', Ahuizotl is the name of one individual villain.

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