History Main / CoversAlwaysLie

11th Jan '16 1:33:56 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The VHS release of ''[[Wrestling/{{WCW}} Slamboree 2000]]'' sports a big picture of Wrestling/JeffJarrett and Wrestling/{{D|iamondDallasPaige}}DP. Fair enough. Strangely absent is the most important man on the show, Dave Arquette.
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* The VHS release of ''[[Wrestling/{{WCW}} Slamboree 2000]]'' sports a big picture of Wrestling/JeffJarrett and Wrestling/{{D|iamondDallasPaige}}DP.Wrestling/{{D|iamondDallasPage}}DP. Fair enough. Strangely absent is the most important man on the show, Dave Arquette.
11th Jan '16 1:33:38 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling posters and DVD covers will often feature one of their Divas (and one of the {{Faux Action Girl}}s at that) holding a prop that ''symbolically'' has something to do with the theme of the show, but is otherwise irrelevant; the Diva in question is often [[BillingDisplacement barely in the show, if at all]]. Even if a male wrestler's image is used, he might be shown wearing a silly themed costume (suggesting that the show will be laugh-a-minute) or depicted with inappropriate iconography. Famously, the poster for ''No Mercy'' in October 2007 showed Wrestling/RandyOrton holding a white dove on the cover, implying that he was about to [[HeelFaceTurn turn face]]. (He didn't.) If he ''had'' turned face, that would have been the creepiest foreshadowing ever. Yeah, he was holding a dove, but his ''face!''
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* Wrestling posters The VHS release of ''[[Wrestling/{{WCW}} Slamboree 2000]]'' sports a big picture of Wrestling/JeffJarrett and Wrestling/{{D|iamondDallasPaige}}DP. Fair enough. Strangely absent is the most important man on the show, Dave Arquette. * Posters and DVD covers will often feature one of their Divas (and one of the valets (or {{Faux Action Girl}}s at that) Girl}}s) holding a prop that ''symbolically'' has something to do with the theme of the show, but is otherwise irrelevant; the Diva woman in question is often [[BillingDisplacement barely in the show, if at all]]. Even if a male wrestler's image is used, he might be shown wearing a silly themed costume (suggesting that the show will be laugh-a-minute) or depicted with inappropriate iconography. Famously, the poster for ''No Mercy'' in October 2007 showed Wrestling/RandyOrton holding a white dove on the cover, implying that he was about to [[HeelFaceTurn turn face]]. (He didn't.) If he ''had'' turned face, {{face}}, that would have been the creepiest foreshadowing ever. Yeah, he was holding a dove, but his ''face!''
31st Dec '15 2:32:53 AM Anddrix
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* In a Franchise/{{Superman}} comic where the cover says SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} will make a one page cameo, Lobo [[MediumAwareness responds by swearing at the fact he only gets one page]].
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* In a Franchise/{{Superman}} comic where the cover says SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} Lobo will make a one page cameo, Lobo [[MediumAwareness responds by swearing at the fact he only gets one page]].
29th Dec '15 2:38:08 PM R1ck
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[[folder:Web Video]] * ''WebVideo/HowToBasic''. And how. [[/folder]]

---- Dishonest as the practice may be, you gotta admit that it is kinda funny, too.
28th Dec '15 3:53:15 PM Anddrix
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* This is played for laughs on the cover of the ''Impossible Man'' one-shot comic book, where the title character is sunning himself on a beach surrounded by practically every major Marvel hero buried up to their necks in the sand, with Impy making a threat to DoctorDoom (who's behind him) that implies he beat them up and did that because they were blocking his sun. There's nothing like this inside he comic, but given the humor-themed stories that are, it was clearly meant as a joke.
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* This is played for laughs on the cover of the ''Impossible Man'' one-shot comic book, where the title character is sunning himself on a beach surrounded by practically every major Marvel hero buried up to their necks in the sand, with Impy making a threat to DoctorDoom Doctor Doom (who's behind him) that implies he beat them up and did that because they were blocking his sun. There's nothing like this inside he comic, but given the humor-themed stories that are, it was clearly meant as a joke.
26th Dec '15 7:39:18 PM nombretomado
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A related subtrope is the practice of creating the cover ''first'', and writing the story based on that. This was common practice for comic books, especially at DC, during TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks under editor Julius Schwartz, and was responsible for some of the weirdest stories of the time. However, it would sometimes result in a story that went off in a totally different direction and disposed of the cover situation in a panel or two. The website Website/{{Superdickery}} features many strange, silly and inane covers [[SuperDickery of this kind]].
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A related subtrope is the practice of creating the cover ''first'', and writing the story based on that. This was common practice for comic books, especially at DC, during TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks under editor Julius Schwartz, and was responsible for some of the weirdest stories of the time. However, it would sometimes result in a story that went off in a totally different direction and disposed of the cover situation in a panel or two. The website Website/{{Superdickery}} features many strange, silly and inane covers [[SuperDickery of this kind]].
26th Dec '15 7:39:06 PM nombretomado
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* Deliberately used by Justin Pierce for the last published chapter of ''Killroy And Tina''. The chapter is about Brandon gaining a magic glove that grants him SuperSpeed, but eventually having to relinquish it. [[http://www.graphicsmash.com/comics/killroyandtina.php?view=archive&chapter=13177&mpe=0 The cover image]] featured Brandon with gorilla arms, panicking over the fact that prom was scheduled to start in an hour. Pierce said that he went with a completely non-indicative [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]]-homage because his original cover idea gave away ''too much'' of the plot.
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* Deliberately used by Justin Pierce for the last published chapter of ''Killroy And Tina''. The chapter is about Brandon gaining a magic glove that grants him SuperSpeed, but eventually having to relinquish it. [[http://www.graphicsmash.com/comics/killroyandtina.php?view=archive&chapter=13177&mpe=0 The cover image]] featured Brandon with gorilla arms, panicking over the fact that prom was scheduled to start in an hour. Pierce said that he went with a completely non-indicative [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]]-homage because his original cover idea gave away ''too much'' of the plot.
25th Nov '15 11:51:15 PM marcoasalazarm
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* The fan fiction ''Fanfic/MobileFighterEvangelion'' was inspired by this occurrence: WordOfGod is that the author, when he was a kid, saw a poster of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and assumed things [[HotBlooded about]] [[GenkiGirl the]] [[{{Determinator}} Children]] (and the series as a whole) [[DisfunctionJunction that was]] ''[[DarkerAndEdgier way]]'' [[{{Deconstruction}} different from the real thing]]. He then decided to endeavor to make a story ''worthy'' of the poster.
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* The fan fiction ''Fanfic/MobileFighterEvangelion'' was inspired by this occurrence: WordOfGod is that the author, when he was a kid, saw a poster of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and assumed things [[HotBlooded about]] [[GenkiGirl the]] [[{{Determinator}} Children]] (and the series as a whole) [[DisfunctionJunction [[DysfunctionJunction that was]] ''[[DarkerAndEdgier way]]'' [[{{Deconstruction}} different from the real thing]]. He then decided to endeavor to make a story ''worthy'' of the poster.
25th Nov '15 11:50:19 PM marcoasalazarm
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* The fan fiction ''Fanfic/MobileFighterEvangelion'' was inspired by this occurrence: WordOfGod is that the author, when he was a kid, saw a poster of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and assumed things [[HotBlooded about]] [[GenkiGirl the]] [[{{Determinator}} Children]] (and the series as a whole) [[DisfunctionJunction that was]] ''[[DarkerAndEdgier way]]'' [[{{Deconstruction}} different from the real thing]]. He then decided to endeavor to make a story ''worthy'' of the poster.
18th Nov '15 5:02:00 PM Gamermaster
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** It's more of a case of ExactWords. [[spoiler: She gets engaged to Shinji, so her ''name'' dies and is replaced with his.]]
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