History Main / CoversAlwaysLie

15th Oct '17 2:20:23 AM Piterpicher
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* ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'' has a cover that parodies ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'', with the family patriarch presented as a FrankFrazetta beefcake who is [[StabTheSky stabbing the sky]] with a tennis racket and has [[LegCling leg clinging bimbos]].

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* ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'' has a cover that parodies ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'', with the family patriarch presented as a FrankFrazetta Creator/FrankFrazetta beefcake who is [[StabTheSky stabbing the sky]] with a tennis racket and has [[LegCling leg clinging bimbos]].
19th Sep '17 5:24:36 AM Doug86
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* One of the most common fake-out covers is the image of all the heroes lying dead in a pile while the issue's villains stand triumphant. A JusticeLeagueOfAmerica issue spoofs this by having one of the villains say to the reader, "We don't ''really'' beat them...but it's a heck of a cover, isn't it?"

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* One of the most common fake-out covers is the image of all the heroes lying dead in a pile while the issue's villains stand triumphant. A JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica issue spoofs this by having one of the villains say to the reader, "We don't ''really'' beat them...but it's a heck of a cover, isn't it?"
7th Aug '17 1:06:18 PM Malady
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* the original cover of RiftsRPG depicts a Splugorth Slaver and the Altara Warrior Women. The Splugorth only got a brief mention from Erin Tarn and the Slaver+women didn't get stats published until sourcebook 1 / world book 2.

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* the Rhe original cover of RiftsRPG TabletopGame/{{Rifts}} depicts a Splugorth Slaver and the Altara Warrior Women. The Splugorth only got a brief mention from Erin Tarn and the Slaver+women didn't get stats published until sourcebook 1 / world book 2.
2nd Jul '17 11:17:58 AM Axelmania
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*the original cover of RiftsRPG depicts a Splugorth Slaver and the Altara Warrior Women. The Splugorth only got a brief mention from Erin Tarn and the Slaver+women didn't get stats published until sourcebook 1 / world book 2.
**CB2 Pantheons shows a technological Thor who is never mentioned in the book.
**DB2 Phase World shows a giant monster attacking Centre. The creature was never mentioned nor statted.
**WB10 Juicer Uprising makes it seem like there is a way to shoot a hole through helmets without destroying them.
**WB20 Canada shows the Tundra Rangers being part of the Coalition States, tthe book doesn't describe them working together.
6th May '17 7:40:55 PM CosmicFerret
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* The ''Film/ScaryMovie'' series did it twice: [[http://www.impawards.com/2000/scary_movie.html the poster for the first movie]] makes it appear as though Shannon Elizabeth is the star (not [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer Anna Faris]] - the DVD cover [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5123WET5P4L._SS500_.jpg adds her]] for justice). [[http://impawards.com/2006/scary_movie_four_ver4.html The fourth]] has Film/KingKong, who doesn't appear in the movie (a spoof).

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* The ''Film/ScaryMovie'' series did it twice: [[http://www.impawards.com/2000/scary_movie.html the poster for the first movie]] makes it appear as though Shannon Elizabeth Creator/ShannonElizabeth is the star (not [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer Anna Faris]] - the DVD cover [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5123WET5P4L._SS500_.jpg adds her]] for justice). [[http://impawards.com/2006/scary_movie_four_ver4.html The fourth]] has Film/KingKong, who doesn't appear in the movie (a spoof).
25th Apr '17 8:54:05 AM nixlheimr
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* The promo art for the WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse fanfic ''Fanfic/SelaginellaLepidophylla'' has Rose Quartz hilariously carrying numerous tubs of ice cream and making a "cool" pun. But in context, this scene leads to one of the most heart wrenching scenes of the story so far.
13th Feb '17 9:29:07 PM C2
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* Ernie Kovaks parodied this trope with a series of "more sex and violence" book covers, showing ''Little Women'' as ladies of ill repute, ''Peter Rabbit'' as a gangster, and a Webster's unabridged dictionary with a picture of a silhouette of a lady behind a window blind, with blurbs all over the cover such as "Unexpurgated!", "Four Letter Words!", and "Nothing Left Out!".

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* Ernie Kovaks Kovacs parodied this trope with a series of "more sex and violence" book covers, showing ''Little Women'' as ladies of ill repute, ''Peter Rabbit'' as a gangster, and a Webster's unabridged dictionary with a picture of a silhouette of a lady behind a window blind, with blurbs all over the cover such as "Unexpurgated!", "Four Letter Words!", and "Nothing Left Out!".
6th Feb '17 7:30:31 AM Caliburn_Absolute
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** ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': In one episode, Candace immediately dismisses books based on their covers; when Linda, her mom, says not to judge a book by its cover, Candace argues that books have covers to capture people's interest, and then asks why she picked these books. Linda begrudgingly admits that it was because they looked interesting, and leaves.

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** * ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': In one episode, Candace immediately dismisses books based on their covers; when Linda, her mom, says not to judge a book by its cover, Candace argues that books have covers to capture people's interest, and then asks why she picked these books. Linda begrudgingly admits that it was because they looked interesting, and leaves.
11th Jan '17 7:48:04 PM WillBGood
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* The cover (and title) of Throbbing Gristle's [[http://brainwashed.com/common/images/covers/ir0008.jpg 20 Jazz Funk Greats]] says it all.
* Music/TroutMaskReplica by Music/CaptainBeefheart: Beefheart wears a carp's head on the album cover, not a trout's one.
* Music/WereOnlyInItForTheMoney by Music/FrankZappa: From judging the album cover and the art work within you might expect this album to be an entire musical and lyrical parody of Music/TheBeatles' ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'', but it's not. The only real similarity is that ''A Day In The Life'', just like ''The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny'' are both the closing track, both closing on one note slowly fading out at the end.

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* The cover (and title) of Throbbing Gristle's [[http://brainwashed.''[[http://brainwashed.com/common/images/covers/ir0008.jpg 20 Jazz Funk Greats]] Greats]]'' says it all.
* Music/TroutMaskReplica ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'' by Music/CaptainBeefheart: Beefheart wears a carp's head on the album cover, not a trout's one.
* Music/WereOnlyInItForTheMoney ''Music/WereOnlyInItForTheMoney'' by Music/FrankZappa: From judging the album cover and the art work within you might expect this album to be an entire musical and lyrical parody of Music/TheBeatles' ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'', but it's not. The only real similarity is that ''A Day In The Life'', just like ''The "The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny'' Destiny", just like "A Day In The Life", are both the closing track, both closing on one note slowly fading out at the end.
24th Nov '16 5:49:54 AM bwburke94
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* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': Chapter [[spoiler:13]]'s title is [[spoiler:The Death of Asuka Langley Sohryu]]. No, it does not come to pass.
** It's more of a case of ExactWords. [[spoiler: She gets engaged to Shinji, so her ''name'' dies and is replaced with his.]]
* The header for ''Fanfic/KnowledgeIsPower'' says "Humour/Romance", but there's not much of either.
* The cover for a [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH Secret of NIMH]] fanfic, ''Secret of the Stone'', depicts Mrs. Brisby wearing her iconic amulet. [[spoiler:Not only does she never use the amulet in the story, she is not even the main character.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': Chapter [[spoiler:13]]'s title One chapter is [[spoiler:The titled "The Death of Asuka Langley Sohryu]].Sohryu". No, it does not come to pass.
** It's more of a case of ExactWords. [[spoiler: She gets engaged to Shinji, so her ''name'' dies and is replaced with his.]]
* The header for ''Fanfic/KnowledgeIsPower'' says "Humour/Romance", "Humor/Romance", but there's not much of either.
* The cover for a [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH Secret of NIMH]] NIMH]]'' fanfic, ''Secret of the Stone'', depicts Mrs. Brisby wearing her iconic amulet. [[spoiler:Not only does she never use the amulet in the story, she is not even the main character.]]
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