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  • The Pokémon Fan Fic Latias' Journey features an RPG Episode where at one point they get quizzed by a skeleton, and this happens:
    Phanphy: Wait! I saw this on TV once! I know the answer! Is it a Hoennese Swellow or an Orrean Swellow?
    Skeleton: HOENNESE.
    Phanphy: No, you were supposed to say you didn't know, then fall off a cliff.
    Skeleton: YOU WATCH TOO MUCH TV.
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  • We Just Want to Help You by Jeanne Hedge is a fic where a random fan of Bubblegum Crisis finds herself in the Tokyo of 2035, hurries over to offer to help Ms. Stingray... and gets tranqed and sent to the loony bin when it turns out she's not actually in Bubblegum Crisis, but a relatively close (but significantly divergent) Alternate Dimension.
  • This Code Lyoko fanfic features Jeremie using fairy tale logic to determine how his relationship with Aelita should progress.
    "We call her 'Princess' all the time. Think hard, Ulrich. What story do you know of had the fair princess's hand won by an intellectual?... I can't win her, Ulrich. I can help her, get her away from XANA and Lyoko by finding the anti-virus but I can't have her heart. It's not the way the fairy tale goes.
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  • In the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Fan Fic The Writing on the Wall, everyone about the ancient tomb and the titular writing on the wall. They think that they're still in an Adventurer Archaeologist story with a fantasy bent, so the tomb is full of treasure and archaological goodies and the writing is empty threats intended to scare away superstitious would-be tomb raiders. It's actually a sci-fi horror story, the building is a containment facility for something very dangerous, and the writing on the wall is an accurate and deadly serious warning to anyone who would attempt to get in.
  • Robert Baratheon from Bequeathed from Pale Estates openly compares himself to Aemon the Dragonknight, watching over his beloved lady's happiness and ensuring she won't suffer too much from being married to a man who doesn't deserve her. Except that Lyarra Martell finds his attention for her creepy and disgusting, knowing he's attracted to her because of her strong likeness to her late aunt (Robert's former betrothed). Actually, Robert is the only one to believe this - the entire royal court can see it, and find his behaviour abhorrent.
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  • In this Camp Camp fanfic, Tabii believes herself to be the Knight in Shining Armor rescuing her beloved Neil from his Bastard Boyfriend and taking him somewhere they can happily be together forever before engaging in lovemaking. The truth is that Tabii is Neil's Abhorrent Admirer who's actively kidnapped him and chained him to a bed, Max is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold who is not remotely happy about Neil's disappearance and the so-called "lovemaking" is active rape (which the narrative completely demonizes, fully subverting Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male) which effectively breaks Neil.
  • In Fool Me Thrice, Luan Loud is under the impression she's in a story where her family is going to be thrilled that after she chased after the moving van that supposedly had her possessions on it only to find out Lincoln pulled one over on her, she endured a massive Trauma Conga Line that left her brutalized and half-naked; turns out that they're horrified and all state they have her back, with her father calling the police on the people who beat her up and Lisa agreeing to veto Luan's check to the stunt doubles.

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