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* Parodied in the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', where a humorous aside notes how any self-improving book you bring along for [[AirportFantasy beach reading]] seems to transform into a conspiracy thriller with at least [[GratuitousGreek one Greek letter]] in the title, like ''The Gamma Imperative'' or ''The Mu Kau Pi Caper''.

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* Parodied in the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', ''Literature/TheLastContinent'', where a humorous aside notes how any self-improving book you bring along for [[AirportFantasy beach reading]] seems to transform into a conspiracy thriller with at least [[GratuitousGreek one Greek letter]] in the title, like ''The Gamma Imperative'' or ''The Mu Kau Pi Caper''.


* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': A sketch from the "Being From Another Planet" episode parodied this, with Joel and the Bots going through the "Robert Ludlum library" and finding a series of increasingly silly titles like ''The Horshack Conspiracy'', ''The Migraine Containment'', ''The Polping Popoopoo'', and ''The Lala Kalingalingaling''.

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': A sketch from the "Being From Another Planet" episode parodied this, with Joel and the Bots going through the "Robert Ludlum library" and finding a series of increasingly silly titles like ''The Horshack Conspiracy'', ''The Migraine Containment'', ''The Polping Popoopoo'', and ''The Lala Kalingalingaling''.


* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple''

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* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple''''VideoGame/Hitman2016'' & ''VideoGame/Hitman2'''s escalation contracts are all named in this particular fashion, such as "The Dexter Discordance" and "The Delgado Larceny".


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* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple''

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** ''The Nightmare Stacks''


* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' is a series of interactive sci-fi spy thrillers, and name clearly fits. It's not as obviously noticable however, because modern installments are usually called "Metal Gear Solid", making the pattern less obvious. Considering that Hideo Kojima is a huge movie buff, and Metal Gear games are styled after thriller movies, this is almost certainly intentional.

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' is a series of interactive sci-fi spy thrillers, and name clearly fits. It's not as obviously noticable noticeable however, because modern installments are usually called "Metal Gear Solid", making the pattern less obvious. Considering that Hideo Kojima is a huge movie buff, and Metal Gear games are styled after thriller movies, this is almost certainly intentional.


# Noun with political or [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic symbolic]] undertones. Also, often some type of document.

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# Noun with political or [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic [[FauxSymbolism symbolic]] undertones. Also, often some type of document.

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* ''Film/TheCaineMutiny''

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E6TheArmageddonFactor "The Armageddon Factor".]]


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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex "The God Complex".]]


** Further bonus points: In-universe, events of some games are known under such names. "Phantom Pain Incident", "Shadow Moses Incident", "Tanker Incident", "Zanzibar Land Disturbance" or "Mercenary War".

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** Further bonus points: In-universe, events of some games in the canonical timeline are known under such names. "Phantom Pain Incident", "Shadow Moses Incident", "Tanker Incident", "Zanzibar Land Disturbance" or "Mercenary War".

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' is a series of interactive sci-fi spy thrillers, and name clearly fits. It's not as obviously noticable however, because modern installments are usually called "Metal Gear Solid", making the pattern less obvious. Considering that Hideo Kojima is a huge movie buff, and Metal Gear games are styled after thriller movies, this is almost certainly intentional.
** Bonus points: subtitles of some games fit in their own right. ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' - the last one even has a proper "The" at the beginning!
**Other games, like ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' almost qualify.
** Further bonus points: In-universe, events of some games are known under such names. "Phantom Pain Incident", "Shadow Moses Incident", "Tanker Incident", "Zanzibar Land Disturbance" or "Mercenary War".


* Parodied in ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode 405 ("''[[Film/TimeWalker Being from Another Planet]]''"). During the film a bookshelf is shown, and Joel and the 'Bots begin rattling off a LongList of fictional titles from "the Ludlum Library" starting with the relatively innocuous ''The Horshack Conspiracy'' before spinning out into [[WordSaladTitle nonsense]] like ''The Migraine Containment'', ''The Crankshaft [=McNogginbee=]'', and ''The Greengreen [[DeterioratesIntoGibberish Gagrinegagrinega]]''.

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* Parodied in ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode 405 ("''[[Film/TimeWalker ("''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E05BeingFromAnotherPlanet Being from Another Planet]]''"). During the film a bookshelf is shown, and Joel and the 'Bots begin rattling off a LongList of fictional titles from "the Ludlum Library" starting with the relatively innocuous ''The Horshack Conspiracy'' before spinning out into [[WordSaladTitle nonsense]] like ''The Migraine Containment'', ''The Crankshaft [=McNogginbee=]'', and ''The Greengreen [[DeterioratesIntoGibberish Gagrinegagrinega]]''.


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** Now HilariousInHindsight thanks to RealLife example [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror Odyssey Dawn]].

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** Now HilariousInHindsight thanks to RealLife example [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror [[TheWarOnTerror Odyssey Dawn]].



A random title generator following this formula is [[http://legacy.koveras.org/thriller/ here]].

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