A rose by any other name

...would smell just as sweet.

I have 9 pictures here. Each image is part of a pair, with one odd image out. There is a rule that links each image to its partner. The goal is to figure out this rule and match each image to its partner. The pictures are as follows:

Two pairs come from two different cartoons, one pair comes from a video game and the final pair is from a movie. However, one of the cartoon pairs is also in a video game.

None of the pictures actually come from the fictional works I am referencing. Instead, the link between them can translate to the correct work if you know it.

Hints:

"Ailes noires se lèvent!"
Reading off a phone keypad, images 3 and 5 are a pair.

• Do TV serials count as "movies"? – Cows quack Mar 13 '17 at 6:35
• No, the movie answer was in theaters. – qwertyu63 Mar 13 '17 at 13:54
• are all pairs linked by the same rule or different pairs have different rules of linkage ? – Chandeep Mar 15 '17 at 8:13
• All four pairs are linked in the same way. – qwertyu63 Mar 15 '17 at 13:07

Since finding what the pictures are of isn't the solution, I'm posting that part for others. I can't find the correlations myself. In parenthesis are some additional, if erroneous, information about the picture.

1 (top left)
— Martin Yan (chef; was featured in one Space Ghost Coast to Coast)

2 (top middle)
— Han Dynasty Emperor Gaozu (historical; Disney's Mulan movie)

3 (top right)
— Bonnie the Bunny (videogame series; Five Nights at Freddy's)

4 (middle left)
— Monarch butterfly (genus Danaus)

5 (mid–middle)
— main cast of Eureka (T.V. series)

6 (middle right)
— rose (genus Rosa)

7 (bottom left)
— Diego the Explorer (cartoon; Dora The Explorer)

8 (bottom middle)
— Hawk & Moth: ‘Hawk Moth’ (CGI T.V. series; Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, Miraculous: les Adventures de Ladybug et Chat Noir)

9 (bottom right)
— Rose Byrne (actress)

• Diego, not Dora – Donnelle Mar 14 '17 at 22:08
• You should consider making this answer a Community Wiki. Also, spoiler protection? – can-ned_food Mar 15 '17 at 4:13
• @can-ned_food, good idea. I have and thanks for your edits. – John Mar 15 '17 at 14:56
• "Hawkmoth" is also a character from the kids' cartoon Miraculous Ladybug - 8 and 4 could be connected because they're a moth and a butterfly. (Also, the two Roses could be connected.) – Deusovi Mar 15 '17 at 18:14
• @Deusovi Yup. However, I was thinking that the images are paired because they share a mutual work of fiction — i.e. “comes from”, — and not simply that they both occur in the same artistic medium. – can-ned_food Mar 15 '17 at 19:24

Pairs are:

[1][2][3]
[4][1][X]
[3][4][2]


Where:

1. Multiple people pictured
2. Portrait
3. Animated character
4. Flighted creatures

and the rose is unmatched.

• Does that mean "all the pairs are right, but one has a wrong reason", or "only one pair is right, but for the wrong reason"? – Donnelle Mar 14 '17 at 22:12
• @Donnelle Only one pair is right, but none of reasons even resemble the correct ones. – qwertyu63 Mar 14 '17 at 22:46

It's time to put this puzzle out of its misery before I forget the answer.

The connection rule is this:

The images in each pair are each two names for the same character, changed during translation into another language.

So, the connections are as follows:

Top-left (Martin Yan) and top-middle (Han Emperor) form the first pair. The connection is Han Solo, known as Yan Solo in the French dub.

Top-right (Bonnie from FNAF) pairs with middle (Eureka). Bonnie from the Pokemon cartoon is known as Eureka in the original Japanese.

Middle-left (A Butterfly) pairs with bottom-middle (Hawk Moth). As was noticed, Hawk Moth is a character from Miraculous. In the French version of the show, he is Le Papillon (translation: The Butterfly).

Bottom-left (Diego) and bottom-right (Byrne) are the last pair. Byrne from Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is named Diego in the Spanish translation of the game.

The rose (middle-right) is the odd image out, chosen just because it matched the name of the puzzle and completed the 3x3 grid. When I chose it, I did not notice Rose Byrne's first name. I would have picked something else if I did.

• So.. the solution form this puzzle relies on another same named character from a random different series you didn't hint at, which just happens to share the other name when translated to another random language you didn't hint at either? – votbear Jan 18 '18 at 6:19
• This is the list of all characters named diego, by the way. Fiction only on the bottom. – votbear Jan 18 '18 at 6:22