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  • Lonelygirl15 is a semi-example; technically, lonelygirl15 is the main character (Bree Avery), since it's her screenname, but she is never called that in the series itself. Neither Sarah nor Emma should be referred to as lonelygirl15, however.
  • There is no character in Kate Modern who is actually called "KateModern". There is a character whose screenname is "MyKateModern", but that belongs to a minor character, Sophie. Kate's screenname is "AbstractHeart". The series name is a reference to the Tate Modern art gallery, and the fact that Kate is an artist. Note that the show itself is not entirely consistent on this, with a character at one point referring to her as "KateModern... whatever".
  • The man behind the "Gaming in the Clinton Years" videos is known as "navgtr" in some works. His name is actually George Wood, and navgtr (or NAViGaTR) stands for "National Association of Video Game Testers and Reviewers."
  • In Melee's End, in the brief scene they share together, Marth keeps referring to Samus as "Metroid". Of course, Samus keeps referring to herself as The Crazy Finger. The conversation goes downhill from there.
  • Parodied somewhat in the Homestar Runner cartoon "The Animated Adventures of Puppet Homestar", in which the narrator (Strong Sad) refers to the puppet as exactly that. No, not "Puppet Homestar"; "The Animated Adventures of Puppet Homestar".
  • The star of the highly popular Touhou remix flash video "Marisa Stole the Precious Thing", is not Marisa. Her name is Alice Margatroid, Marisa is the one who stole from her.
    • Though we all know the star is really Patchouli Knowledge. Margatroid is just singing Patchy's song to keep from being murdered in her sleep by a ticked-off mage.
  • In the 2010 April's Fools video, Iruka in Naruto the Abridged Comedy Spoof Series Show apparently doesn't even know the name of the hero of his favourite anime, referring to Luffy as "Mr. One Piece".
  • The creators of Marble Hornets refer to the monster of the series as "the Operator" rather than "the Slender Man". No-one actually uses either name in-series - they stick to "a tall guy in a business suit" or "Oh God, what is that?!"
  • The whole point of this Dorkly Bit.
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