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15th Aug '16 9:54:43 AM Gosicrystal
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* The title of ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' is a big lie: [[spoiler:there are 11 relevant characters in the game and three doors with a 9, making it 11 doors]].
* {{Inverted|Trope}} with the cover of ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'', which has Sigma with grey-ish hair and a shining right eye instead of black hair and a normal-looking eye. [[spoiler:This foreshadows the fact that you're playing as his 67-year-old self, a major reveal of the plot.]]

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8th Aug '16 1:46:12 PM Pamina
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* Two examples involving YA fantasy heroines:
** The title character of ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'' is described as having black hair, yet the covers of almost every edition give her medium or light brown hair instead, which Gail Carson Levine [[https://gailcarsonlevine.com/blog/2010/08/04/cover-musings/ has complained about.]]
** In Robin McKinley's ''Literature/BeautyARetellingOfBeautyAndTheBeast'', Beauty's hair is described at first as "neither blonde nor brown," and brightens into "a light coppery red" as she matures. The cover of the 1993 edition portrays her with dark brown hair instead. Since it also has her wearing a yellow dress, it seems likely that the artist was trying to evoke Disney's [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]].
8th Aug '16 1:45:07 PM Pamina
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*Two examples involving YA fantasy heroines:
**The title character of ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'' is described as having black hair, yet the covers of almost every edition give her medium or light brown hair instead, which Gail Carson Levine [[https://gailcarsonlevine.com/blog/2010/08/04/cover-musings/ has complained about.]]
**In Robin McKinley's ''Literature/BeautyARetellingOfBeautyAndTheBeast'', Beauty's hair is described at first as "neither blonde nor brown," and brightens into "a light coppery red" as she matures. The cover of the 1993 edition portrays her with dark brown hair instead. Since it also has her wearing a yellow dress, it seems likely that the artist was trying to evoke Disney's [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]].
13th Jul '16 2:52:10 PM RSBenson4ever94
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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.
13th Jul '16 2:28:35 PM RSBenson4ever94
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* Things like recipe books and food packaging has plenty of examples of this, featuring pictures of food made by professionals, presented to be as photogenic and appetizing as possible. Some food examples [[http://shopping.yahoo.com/news/photos-from-food-ads-vs--the-real-thing.html here.]]

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* Things like recipe books and food packaging has have plenty of examples of this, featuring pictures of food made by professionals, presented to be as photogenic and appetizing as possible. Some food examples [[http://shopping.yahoo.com/news/photos-from-food-ads-vs--the-real-thing.html here.]]



* The video thumbnail for ''WebVideo/{{Smosh}} Games Alliance'''s "SMOSH SQUAD TAKES OVER QUIPLASH LIVE (SGA Live)" shows Sohinki and Mari, but the two didn't make an appearance in the episode at all. The comments were saying how the cover was misleading.
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* The video thumbnail for ''WebVideo/{{Smosh}} Games Alliance'''s "SMOSH SQUAD TAKES OVER QUIPLASH LIVE (SGA Live)" shows Sohinki and Mari, but the two didn't make an appearance in the episode at all. The comments were saying how the cover was misleading.
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13th Jul '16 2:23:23 PM RSBenson4ever94
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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' parodies this when Mordecai and Rigby plug in an 8-bit game and compare it (favorably) to the cover illustration.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' parodies this when ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': In the episode "Death Punchies", Mordecai and Rigby plug in an 8-bit are playing a video game called Dig Champs and compare it (favorably) to say that the graphics in the game look just like the cover illustration.
12th May '16 6:39:28 PM lavendermintrose
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* TFANA's production of Shakespeare's ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'', directed by Julie Taymor, featured [[http://imgur.com/EiHZTNP a poster]] that made it look more like a psychological horror movie than... you know... ''one of the world's most beloved romantic comedies''.
24th Apr '16 8:43:23 AM StFan
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-->-- TheStinger, ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick: Start of Darkness''

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-->-- TheStinger, ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick: Start of Darkness''
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' book ''StartOfDarkness'' ends with the Monster In The Dark [[LampshadeHanging complaining that the picture on the front of the book didn't actually happen like that]]. Ironically it's not all that inaccurate, though; it just amalgamates different parts of the story into one scene for a general overview.
** In the Order of the Stick board game, one of the cards is [[CoverDrop "Dragon from the front of the box."]]

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** The prequel
book ''StartOfDarkness'' ''Recap/StartOfDarkness'' ends with the Monster In The Dark in the Darkness [[LampshadeHanging complaining that the picture on the front of the book didn't actually happen like that]]. Ironically it's not all that inaccurate, though; it just amalgamates different parts of the story into one scene for a general overview.
** In the ''The Order of the Stick Stick'' board game, one of the cards is [[CoverDrop "Dragon from the front of the box."]]



* [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20040912.html This]] strip of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' refers to the trope, although the cover of the book it'll be in ([[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/archive.html #6]]) remains to be seen.

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[[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20040912.html This]] strip of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' One strip]] refers to the trope, although the cover of the book it'll be in ([[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/archive.html #6]]) remains to be seen.



** ''[[HarmfulToMinors "Billy, have you decided what game you want?"]]''

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18th Apr '16 5:15:08 PM FF32
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* The cover art for ''Fanfic/TealovesSteamyAdventure'' was deliberately made to be ''sort of'' accurate, but in a misleading way. For instance, a cave troll features in the story, while the cover includes [[{{Homestuck}} Nepeta]], who is a troll girl who lives in a cave, but otherwise has absolutely nothing to do with the story. Similarly, the cover of the "sequel", ''Fanfic/DiamondAndSilversExcellentAdventure'' contains nothing that actually appears in the story other than the two eponymous protagonists and implications of time travel.

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* The cover art for ''Fanfic/TealovesSteamyAdventure'' was deliberately made to be ''sort of'' accurate, but in a misleading way. For instance, a cave troll features in the story, while the cover includes [[{{Homestuck}} [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Nepeta]], who is a troll girl who lives in a cave, but otherwise has absolutely nothing to do with the story. Similarly, the cover of the "sequel", ''Fanfic/DiamondAndSilversExcellentAdventure'' contains nothing that actually appears in the story other than the two eponymous protagonists and implications of time travel.
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