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* It's implied in ''Manga/PlusAnima'' that creatures from legends like werewolves, mermaids or angels are really people with Anima, whose power is to turn into PettingZooPerson. [[DudeLooksLikeALady Husky]], fish +Anima, is at least two times taken for a mermaid and Cooro, crow +Amina, constantly freaks people out, because they think he is black angel.

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* It's implied in ''Manga/PlusAnima'' that creatures from legends like werewolves, mermaids or angels are really people with Anima, whose power is to turn into PettingZooPerson.AnthropomorphicTransformation. [[DudeLooksLikeALady Husky]], fish +Anima, is at least two times taken for a mermaid and Cooro, crow +Amina, constantly freaks people out, because they think he is black angel.

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* ''Literature/ChanceAndChoicesAdventures'' presents Native American mysticism as being another manifestation of Christianity. Wakan Tanka is God, and the Native American spirits and deities are all either angels or demons.


* ''Most'' mythical beings from the world of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' are eventually revealed to be members of [[TheFairFolk the Third Race]], or "Oberon's Children", although a few supernatural phenomena (including the gargoyles themselves, who are considered their own race) are left unaccounted for.

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* ''Most'' mythical In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}},'' most magical beings from the world of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' are eventually revealed to be members of members, or in some way connected to, [[TheFairFolk the Third Race]], or "Oberon's Children", although a few supernatural phenomena (including the also known as Oberon's Children. The gargoyles themselves, who themselves are considered their own race) are left unaccounted for.an exception; WordOfGod says that they're just a naturally occurring species, like humans.


->''"I hate the good wizard from faerie tales. They all turn out to be ''him''."''
-->-- '''River Song''', ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Pandorica Opens", about the Doctor

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->''"I hate the good wizard from faerie wizards in fairy tales. They all turn out to be ''him''."''
-->-- '''River Song''', ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens", Opens"]], about the Doctor



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* The final ''Series/{{Quatermass}}'' serial has stone circles (which do nothing; the stones only mark the places where people congregated in the past) around the world becoming activated; people congregate there (an activated race memory), expecting to be: contacted by aliens, 'raptured' into heaven, 'go to the planet', etc. Instead, they are 'harvested' by an interstellar energy beam that reduces them to dust, with a tiny fraction lost to the beam. It is further suggested that all religions, and by extension, all of human politics, wars and history, have been the result of this race memory: to congregate and be harvested.
* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', most myths are actually accounts of aliens (of multiple species) visiting Earth. It's a little more complicated than the usual example, because its implied that while sometimes the aliens are the source of the myth, other times they were taking on the identity of an existing mythic figure in order to manipulate primitive humans. Either way, if its an ancient myth or legend, aliens were involved.

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* The final ''Series/{{Quatermass}}'' serial has stone circles (which do nothing; the stones only mark the places where people congregated in the past) around the world becoming activated; people congregate there (an activated race memory), expecting to be: contacted by aliens, 'raptured' into heaven, 'go to the planet', etc. Instead, they are 'harvested' by an interstellar energy beam that reduces them to dust, with a tiny fraction lost to the beam. It is further suggested that all religions, and by extension, all of human politics, wars and history, have been the result of this race memory: to congregate and be harvested.
* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', most myths are actually accounts of aliens (of multiple species) visiting Earth. It's a little more complicated than the usual example, because its implied that while sometimes the aliens are the source of the myth, other times they were taking on the identity of an existing mythic figure in order to manipulate primitive humans. Either way, if its an ancient myth or legend, aliens were involved.
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** Far less consistently, but still quite often, the monster of the week had some connection to Time Travel, even the giant spiders from "Planet of the Spiders". Hell, even the fairies from ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' could time travel. Of course, the main character is a time traveller, so it makes sense.

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** Far less consistently, but still quite often, the monster of the week had some connection to Time Travel, even the giant spiders from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiders "Planet of the Spiders".Spiders"]]. Hell, even the fairies from ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' could time travel. Of course, the main character is a time traveller, so it makes sense.sense.
** The Beast from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet "The Impossible Planet"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit "The Satan Pit"]] claimed to be the truth behind the {{Satan}}-figures of every religion in the universe.
** Interestingly, the example River mentions in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens"]] [[spoiler:is actually a subversion in that particular instance: in the story of the monster that was trapped inside the Pandorica by a good wizard, the Doctor is actually the monster, instead of the wizard as River assumes. The whole thing is a trap set for the Doctor.]]
* In ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' various historical figures are said to have been secretly Wesen, according to their personalities.
* ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' has a lesser version of this, suggesting that Helheim Forest crossed with Earth in the distant past and that the Golden Fruit was the inspiration for things like the [[Literature/TheBible Fruit of Knowledge]], the [[Myth/NorseMythology Golden Apples of Idunn]], and [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Apple of Discord]].



* In ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' various historical figures are said to have been secretly Wiesen, according to their personalities.
* ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' has a lesser version of this, suggesting that Helheim Forest crossed with Earth in the distant past and that the Golden Fruit was the inspiration for things like the [[Literature/TheBible Fruit of Knowledge]], the [[Myth/NorseMythology Golden Apples of Idunn]], and [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Apple of Discord]].

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* In ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' various historical figures The final ''Series/{{Quatermass}}'' serial has stone circles (which do nothing; the stones only mark the places where people congregated in the past) around the world becoming activated; people congregate there (an activated race memory), expecting to be: contacted by aliens, 'raptured' into heaven, 'go to the planet', etc. Instead, they are said 'harvested' by an interstellar energy beam that reduces them to dust, with a tiny fraction lost to the beam. It is further suggested that all religions, and by extension, all of human politics, wars and history, have been secretly Wiesen, according the result of this race memory: to their personalities.
congregate and be harvested.
* ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' has a lesser version In ''Series/StargateSG1'', most myths are actually accounts of this, suggesting aliens (of multiple species) visiting Earth. It's a little more complicated than the usual example, because its implied that Helheim Forest crossed with Earth in while sometimes the distant past and that aliens are the Golden Fruit was source of the inspiration for things like myth, other times they were taking on the [[Literature/TheBible Fruit identity of Knowledge]], the [[Myth/NorseMythology Golden Apples of Idunn]], and [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Apple of Discord]].an existing mythic figure in order to manipulate primitive humans. Either way, if its an ancient myth or legend, aliens were involved.



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** If each supernatural game line is considered standalone from one another you have various supernatural creatures that behave like each other in special cases, so a Changelings might be the cause for Vampire rumors because a Leechfinger is similar to a Vampire. Another example, wolf like supernatural beings can be Werewolves, Hunterheart Changelings, Gangrel Vampires, etc... This can cause a lot of confusion when corning such a creature and have brought the wrong tools to kill it.



** If each supernatural game line is considered standalone from one another you have various supernatural creatures that behave like each other in special cases, so a Changelings might be the cause for Vampire rumors because a Leechfinger is similar to a Vampire. Another example, wolf like supernatural beings can be Werewolves, Hunterheart Changelings, Gangrel Vampires, etc... This can cause a lot of confusion when corning such a creature and have brought the wrong tools to kill it.

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** If each supernatural game line is considered standalone from one another you have various supernatural creatures that behave like each other in special cases, so a Changelings might be the cause for Vampire rumors because a Leechfinger is similar to a Vampire. Another example, wolf like supernatural beings can be Werewolves, Hunterheart Changelings, Gangrel Vampires, etc... This can cause a lot of confusion when corning such a creature and have brought the wrong tools to kill it.




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** If each supernatural game line is considered standalone from one another you have various supernatural creatures that behave like each other in special cases, so a Changelings might be the cause for Vampire rumors because a Leechfinger is similar to a Vampire. Another example, wolf like supernatural beings can be Werewolves, Hunterheart Changelings, Gangrel Vampires, etc... This can cause a lot of confusion when corning such a creature and have brought the wrong tools to kill it.

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* ''Literature/TheStressOfHerRegard'' concerns a race of {{Ultraterrestrials}} who are the origins of many myths, including the Biblical nephilim, succubi, vampires, muses, gorgons, and the sphinx, as well as inspiring poets (including Creator/JohnKeats, Creator/LordByron and Creator/PercyByssheShelley) and novelists (Creator/MaryShelley never knowingly met one, but her husband's account of his experiences inspired ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}''). At one point, the novel's protagonist half-jokingly suggests that the [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse Myth]] of the Death of Baldur, in which a supernaturally-beautiful man is killed with a sharpened length of wood, might be another folk memory of a nephilim encounter, and Byron asks despairingly if there are any myths that ''aren't'' about the nephilim.

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* ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' has a lesser version of this, suggesting that Helheim Forest crossed with Earth in the distant past and that the Golden Fruit was the inspiration for things like the [[Literature/TheBible Fruit of Knowledge]], the [[Myth/NorseMythology Golden Apples of Idunn]], and [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Apple of Discord]].


Closely related to AllMythsAreTrue, but rather than every myth and legend being fact, they are mostly hokum--but with one common grain of truth in all of them. If the story is about vampires, then {{Rasputin|TheMadMonk}} was a vampire, Hitler was [[{{Ghostapo}} trying to breed an army]] of super [[Franchise/{{Blade}} suckheads]], and Literature/{{Dracula}} was a wimp. If it's about wizards, Moses was an uber-powerful mage and there's evidence Jesus was, too (if he's not [[NoSuchThingAsWizardJesus suspiciously absent]]). If the story is about aliens, ''everything'' can be explained by alien superpowers and SufficientlyAdvancedTechnology.

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Closely related to AllMythsAreTrue, but rather than every myth and legend being fact, they are mostly hokum--but with one common grain of truth in all of them. If the story is about vampires, then {{Rasputin|TheMadMonk}} UsefulNotes/{{Rasputin|TheMadMonk}} was a vampire, Hitler was [[{{Ghostapo}} trying to breed an army]] of super [[Franchise/{{Blade}} suckheads]], and Literature/{{Dracula}} was a wimp. If it's about wizards, Moses was an uber-powerful mage and there's evidence Jesus was, too (if he's not [[NoSuchThingAsWizardJesus suspiciously absent]]). If the story is about aliens, ''everything'' can be explained by alien superpowers and SufficientlyAdvancedTechnology.


** TheKaneChronicles, which take place in the same universe, adds Egyptian wizards to the mix, channeling their gods to repeat archetypal stories throughout history.

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** TheKaneChronicles, ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'', which take place in the same universe, adds Egyptian wizards to the mix, channeling their gods to repeat archetypal stories throughout history.


* ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' explains all animal-based myths (i.e. Sun Wukong and the Egyptian gods) as being caused by inter-dimensional beings who took animal forms to assist mankind in development. Talking animals like Scooby-Doo are explained as being descendents of these beings.

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* ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' explains all animal-based myths (i.e. Sun Wukong and the Egyptian gods) as being caused by inter-dimensional beings who took animal forms to assist mankind in development. Talking animals like Scooby-Doo are explained as being descendents of these beings.

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* In "It's Always a Zombie" by Creator/{{Slimebeast}}, all types of supernatural and mythical creatures are commonly accepted as real. In truth, only zombies are real, and the rest are just zombies who died under weird circumstances that caused people to mistake them for something else. For example, the [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Sasquatch]] was a CrazySurvivalist who died out in the woods wearing a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghillie_suit ghillie suit]] and came back as a zombie. Many people make their living working as [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Ghostbuster]]-type exterminators, and one of the first things the seasoned employees tell the rookies is that [[TitleDrop it's always a zombie]], no matter how much evidence suggests otherwise.


->''"I hate the good wizard from faerie tales. They all turn out to be ''[[TimeTravel him]]''."''

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->''"I hate the good wizard from faerie tales. They all turn out to be ''[[TimeTravel him]]''.''him''."''



-->''"Year 33: The Malkavians claim that their greatest practical joke happen during this year, when they perform a bit of [[{{Jesus}} graverobbing in Jerusalem]]."''

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-->''"Year 33: The Malkavians claim that their greatest practical joke happen during this year, when they perform a bit of [[{{Jesus}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} graverobbing in Jerusalem]]."''


** The Celestials themselves are responsible for a good bit of Marvel Universe wackiness, such as the X-gene that forms the basis of ''ComicBook/XMen''.

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** The Celestials themselves are responsible for a good bit of Marvel Universe wackiness, such as the X-gene that forms the basis of ''ComicBook/XMen''. This is especially true in ''Comicbook/EarthX''.


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* In ''Webcomic/{{Earthsong}}'', mythical creatures in all worlds are based on the brief memory fragment that people keep of their time on the eponymous planet.
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Earthsong}}'', mythical creatures in all worlds are based on the brief memory fragment that people keep of their time on the eponymous planet.
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