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* In one of the versions of ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', the game's creator accidentally made carp far too powerful: their default bite attack did as much damage as a wolf's and due to a bug in the skill system, they could increase their stats by swimming, which, being fish, [[CaptainObvious they did all the time]]. Undead carp were even worse: [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial they can walk on land]], so you were either screwed or [[AttackAttackAttack very brave]] if you tried building a fortress near them. Later versions ([[GoodBadBug happily or sadly]]) dialed their power back a great deal. Then aimed attacks were implemented, and fish became dangerous again (''sturgeon'' are the new aquatic dwarf-killers).

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* In one of the versions of ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', the game's creator accidentally made carp far too powerful: their default bite attack did as much damage as a wolf's and due to a bug in the skill system, they could increase their stats by swimming, which, being fish, [[CaptainObvious they did all the time]].swimming. Undead carp were even worse: [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial they can walk on land]], so you were either screwed or [[AttackAttackAttack very brave]] if you tried building a fortress near them. Later versions ([[GoodBadBug happily or sadly]]) dialed their power back a great deal. Then aimed attacks were implemented, and fish became dangerous again (''sturgeon'' are the new aquatic dwarf-killers).


* ''VideoGame/SekiroShadowsDieTwice'': The treasure carp act as [[MetalSlime Metal Slimes for the game]], fleeing at high speed if they spot Wolf but yielding Treasure Carp Scales if killed, which can be traded for extremely valuable items. [[spoiler:There is also the Great Colored Carp that lives in the waters of the Fountainhead Palace.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SekiroShadowsDieTwice'': The treasure carp act as [[MetalSlime Metal Slimes for the game]], fleeing at high speed if they spot Wolf but yielding Treasure Carp Scales if killed, which can be traded for extremely valuable items. [[spoiler:There is also the Great Colored Carp that lives in the waters of the Fountainhead Palace. It sports humanlike features, and the fact that the Pot Nobles are attempting to [[ImmortalitySeeker become one themselves in order to gain immortality]] imply that the Great Colored Carp [[WasOnceAMan used to be a human]].]]


* ''VideoGame/SekiroShadowsDieTwice'': The treasure carp act as [[MetalSlime Metal Slimes for the game]], fleeing at high speed if they spot Wolf but yielding Treasure Carp Scales if killed, which can be traded for extremely valuable items. [[spoiler:There is also the Great Colored Carp that lives in the divine realm.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SekiroShadowsDieTwice'': The treasure carp act as [[MetalSlime Metal Slimes for the game]], fleeing at high speed if they spot Wolf but yielding Treasure Carp Scales if killed, which can be traded for extremely valuable items. [[spoiler:There is also the Great Colored Carp that lives in the divine realm.waters of the Fountainhead Palace.]]


* ''{{VideoGame/Sekiro}}'': The treasure carp act as [[MetalSlime Metal Slimes for the game]], fleeing at high speed if they spot Wolf but yielding Treasure Carp Scales if killed, which can be traded for extremely valuable items. [[spoiler:There is also the Great Colored Carp that lives in the divine realm.]]

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* ''{{VideoGame/Sekiro}}'': ''VideoGame/SekiroShadowsDieTwice'': The treasure carp act as [[MetalSlime Metal Slimes for the game]], fleeing at high speed if they spot Wolf but yielding Treasure Carp Scales if killed, which can be traded for extremely valuable items. [[spoiler:There is also the Great Colored Carp that lives in the divine realm.]]



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* ''{{VideoGame/Sekiro}}'': The treasure carp act as [[MetalSlime Metal Slimes for the game]], fleeing at high speed if they spot Wolf but yielding Treasure Carp Scales if killed, which can be traded for extremely valuable items. [[spoiler:There is also the Great Colored Carp that lives in the divine realm.]]



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* ''{{VideoGame/Yakuza}}'' Akira Nishikiyama is associated with a koi as a direct reference to the legend. His driving motivation is his ambition to become more and better than his old friend Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima.


* Referenced in ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}}'' with Akira Nishikiyama, who's Irezumi (full back tattoo) is of a carp swimming upwards. Nishiki longs to rise higher and higher in the ranks of the Dojima family and later become a Chairman of the Yakuza families of Tokyo. This contrasts with his sworn Oath Brother Kazuma Kiryu, whose tattoo is a dragon: Nishiki is the carp that could never become a dragon, staying weak and unwise, which hurts him when he becomes a patriarch of his own family. Even his name seems to be derived from nishikigoi (錦鯉, lit. "brocaded carp").

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* Referenced in ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}}'' with Akira Nishikiyama, who's Irezumi (full back tattoo) is of a carp swimming upwards. Nishiki longs to rise higher and higher in the ranks of the Dojima family and later become a Chairman of the Yakuza families of Tokyo. This contrasts with his sworn Oath Brother Kazuma Kiryu, whose tattoo is a dragon: Nishiki is the carp that could never become a dragon, staying weak and unwise, which hurts him when he becomes a patriarch of his own family. Even his name seems to be derived from nishikigoi (錦鯉, lit. "brocaded carp").



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* Referenced in ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}}'' with Akira Nishikiyama, who's Irezumi (full back tattoo) is of a carp swimming upwards. Nishiki longs to rise higher and higher in the ranks of the Dojima family and later become a Chairman of the Yakuza families of Tokyo. This contrasts with his sworn Oath Brother Kazuma Kiryu, whose tattoo is a dragon: Nishiki is the carp that could never become a dragon, staying weak and unwise, which hurts him when he becomes a patriarch of his own family. Even his name seems to be derived from nishikigoi (錦鯉, lit. "brocaded carp").


See also TheCatfish, a more elusive kind of fish. If you searched for Legendary ''Crap,'' you either want BlatantLies, ToiletHumor, SoBadItsGood, or a page on the DarthWiki that shall not be named.

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See also TheCatfish, a more elusive kind of fish. If you searched for Legendary ''Crap,'' you either want BlatantLies, ToiletHumor, SoBadItsGood, or a page on the DarthWiki DarthWiki/DarthWiki that shall not be named.


Oddly, despite goldfish being a sort of carp, and supposedly being flushed down toilets on a regular basis, this myth rarely seems to cross over with the [[SewerGator "giant alligator in the sewer"]] UrbanLegend.

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Oddly, despite goldfish being a sort of carp, and supposedly being flushed down toilets on a regular basis, this myth rarely seems to cross over with the [[SewerGator "giant alligator in the sewer"]] UrbanLegend.
UrbanLegend. Probably because the carp has barbels which make it look more like an Eastern dragon while goldfish doesn't...thus a goldfish won't turn into a dragon at all.


** A level 100 Magikarp can be caught in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Platinum]]'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. It's AwesomeButImpractical, because at that point [[LostForever it can't evolve anymore]].

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** A level 100 Magikarp can be caught in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Platinum]]'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. It's AwesomeButImpractical, because at that point [[LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent it can't evolve anymore]].


** A level 100 Magikarp can be caught in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Platinum]]'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. It's AwesomeButImpractical, because at that point it can't evolve anymore.

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** A level 100 Magikarp can be caught in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Platinum]]'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. It's AwesomeButImpractical, because at that point [[LostForever it can't evolve anymore.anymore]].


** A level 100 Magikarp can be caught in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Platinum]]'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. It's AwesomeButImpractical, since it can't evolve.

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** A level 100 Magikarp can be caught in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Platinum]]'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. It's AwesomeButImpractical, since because at that point it can't evolve.evolve anymore.


* Because a fish's maximum size is based largely on the size of the body of water it lives in and the amount of available food, extremely large fish (including carp) are not only entirely possible in the real world but relatively common as well.


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** In the episode "''The Joy of Pokémon''" one Nurse Joy had a giant Magikarp for a friend.

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** In the episode "''The Joy of Pokémon''" one Nurse Joy had a giant Magikarp for a friend.



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** A level 100 Magikarp can be caught in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Platinum]]'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. It's AwesomeButImpractical, since it can't evolve.

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