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The Legend of X

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Link: ... But other than that, you didn't do anything! I'm the legend!
Zelda: Right, and the next thing you tell me is that the Legend of Guinevere is about that guy who pulled a sword out of some stupid rock.
Link: I think you have a fundamental misunderstanding of how legends work.

A common naming convention for works is "The Legend of X". Generally speaking, legends are epic stories repeated from generation to generation. Putting "legend" in a work's title gives the audience a clue for what to expect from the story.


Works that follow the title convention "The Legend of (Character Name)" often follow a character who becomes a legend through the events portrayed. Alternatively, the work could be about how the titular legend impacts the main characters. The X can also be a group of characters, a significant place, or even a MacGuffin. Whatever X is, you can usually expect it (or its legacy) to play an important role in the story.

Sub-trope of The X of Y, Stock Subtitle, and Work Info Title. Often overlaps with Mad Lib Fantasy Title. Compare to Ballad of X and The Title Saga. Not to be confused with Legendary in the Sequel. Nor with Tropes Of Legend.



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  • "The Legend of Xanadu", a single by the British music group Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich.
  • "The Legend of Paul Revere", by (fittingly) Paul Revere and the Raiders.

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