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Prepositional Phrase Equals Coolness

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When naming anything - a place, a weapon, a title, a society, anything - just add a prepositional phrase to get instant AWESOME! This is most commonly seen when being used to beef up the titles of movies and books. The most frequently used preposition for this is "of (put noun of choice here)", but "with" and "for" are also usable. Often times, when this is used, the thing being upgraded wouldn't be half as cool or interesting without their handy-dandy prepositional phrases.


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Compare Prepositions Are Not to End Sentences With. Can often be A Good Name for a Rock Band, even if that trope name's not an example of one.



Anime and Manga

  • Most of these are likely to be introduced by translations, rather than being original to the Japanese versions, simply because there is almost always another possible word order the translation could use, but didn't.
  • The Familiar of Zero
  • There's a reason fans of Naruto tend to prefer the subtitles' name for the last battle between Naruto and Sasuke in Part One over the dub's name. Compare the Valley of the End to the Final Valley and make your own decision.
  • Legend of Galactic Heroes
  • Highschool of the Dead though this probably isn't from translation as its a reference to Dawn of the Dead and the rest of the movies in that series.

Comic Books

Fairy Tale

Fan Works



Live-Action TV


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Video Games

Western Animation

  • Phineas and Ferb: The Perry the Platypus theme song describes Perry with "He's a semiaquatic, egg-laying mammal OF ACTION!"
  • The Brak Show: While showing Brak around his home, Mr. Thundercleese points out "a light switch... OF TOTAL DEVASTATION!"


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