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21st May '18 8:53:33 PM danlansdowne
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* A lot of the momentum behind Series/MadMen comes from either an interest in the fashion and more "GoldenAge" elements of TheSixties - the other half comes from people who are just there for the hippies.

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* A lot of the momentum behind Series/MadMen ''Series/MadMen'' comes from either an interest in the fashion and more "GoldenAge" elements of TheSixties - the other half comes from people who are just there for the hippies.
19th May '18 7:06:51 AM Pichu-kun
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* This is the origin of modern musical theatre. Some people were putting on a play, the ballet house next door burnt down, so they offered the ballerinas a part in their show. They threw together some songs and dance numbers ''et voilà'', they had created a five and a half hour abomination against all that has ever been held as art: ''The Black Crook''. But, having women in pants, which, in an age where women wore skirts, was considered very sexy. Similarly, the modern burlesque evolved out of a segment of the minstrel shows devoted to parody of famous works. After the minstrel show disappeared and its segments were scattered the burlesque continued as parody, but as more and more women entered it playing men's parts, more and more men showed up to see women in pants. Wasn't long before they just gave up the pretense and started giving the audience [[FanService exactly what they wanted]].

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* This is the origin of modern musical theatre. Some people were putting on a play, the ballet house next door burnt down, so they offered the ballerinas a part in their show. They threw together some songs and dance numbers ''et voilà'', they had created a five and a half hour abomination against all that has ever been held as art: ''The ''Theatre/{{The Black Crook''.Crook}}''. But, having women in pants, which, in an age where women wore skirts, was considered very sexy. Similarly, the modern burlesque evolved out of a segment of the minstrel shows devoted to parody of famous works. After the minstrel show disappeared and its segments were scattered the burlesque continued as parody, but as more and more women entered it playing men's parts, more and more men showed up to see women in pants. Wasn't long before they just gave up the pretense and started giving the audience [[FanService exactly what they wanted]].
18th May '18 7:26:43 PM DavidDelony
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* The reason fans of specific acts often buy compilations because there is 1 (or 2) songs on it that they actually want.

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* The * In the days when people could only buy whole albums, this was the reason fans of specific acts often buy bought compilations because there is 1 (or 2) were one or two songs on it that they actually want.wanted.
16th May '18 6:14:15 AM jormis29
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** Honestly, how many people bought [[Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart1 "The Hanging Tree"]] on iTunes because of James Newton Howard? Or maybe you bought it for Jennifer Lawrence.

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** Honestly, how many people bought [[Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart1 "The Hanging Tree"]] on iTunes because of James Newton Howard? Music/JamesNewtonHoward? Or maybe you bought it for Jennifer Lawrence.
11th May '18 3:04:46 PM Pichu-kun
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* Most of the people watching [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TZ8FIDtfyY this AT&T ad]] are there to see [[WesterAnimation/TheAmazingWorldofGumball Gumball Watterson]] make his first commercial appearance.

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* Most of the people watching [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TZ8FIDtfyY this AT&T ad]] are there to see [[WesterAnimation/TheAmazingWorldofGumball [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball Gumball Watterson]] make his first commercial appearance.



* ''Manga/OyasumiPunpun'''s protagonist looks like a bird. This attracts people, who would pass it off as an ordinary SliceOfLife if he was a normal boy. The series [[CerebusSyndrome goes off the deep end]] quickly and people now know it as a dark WidgetSeries manga with a bird-thing for a main character.
* Magical girl fans aside, ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' got noticed due to the HandicappedBadass Togo. She's one of the few physically disabled characters in mainstream anime, never mind MagicalGirl series, and doesn't get "fixed" when in magical girl form... Alas a lot of people also ''stopped'' watching because the series has a bit of fan-service, especially around Togo who probably has the largest chest out of the girls. After the series hits CerebusSyndrome it got a huge leap in popularity due to people watching it for the characters suffering.

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* ''Manga/OyasumiPunpun'''s ''Manga/GoodnightPunpun'''s protagonist looks like a bird. This attracts people, who would pass it off as an ordinary SliceOfLife if he was a normal boy. The series [[CerebusSyndrome goes off the deep end]] quickly and people now know it as a dark WidgetSeries manga with a bird-thing for a main character.
* ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'':
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Magical girl fans aside, ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' got noticed due to the HandicappedBadass Togo. She's one of the few physically disabled characters in mainstream anime, never mind MagicalGirl series, and doesn't get "fixed" when in magical girl form... Alas a lot of people also ''stopped'' watching because the series has a bit of fan-service, especially around Togo who probably has the largest chest out of the girls.
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After the series hits CerebusSyndrome it got a huge leap in popularity due to people watching it for the characters suffering.suffering. [[spoiler:This also caused complaints when the original anime ended on a SurprisinglyHappyEnding]].



* [[PeripheryDemographic Much of the male fanbase]] watches Franchise/PrettyCure either just for the epic Anime/DragonBallZ-style beat-downs of their enemies and MonsterOfTheWeek or the quite visible [[SchoolgirlLesbians Yuri subtext]].
* ''Manga/SailorMoon'' is also quite popular among [[PeripheryDemographic fanboys]], mainly for the fights and the [[{{Bishoujo}} attractive lead characters.]]

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* [[PeripheryDemographic Much of the male fanbase]] watches Franchise/PrettyCure ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' either just for the epic Anime/DragonBallZ-style beat-downs of their enemies and MonsterOfTheWeek or the quite visible [[SchoolgirlLesbians [[HomoeroticSubtext Yuri subtext]].
* ''Manga/SailorMoon'' ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** ''Sailor Moon''
is also quite popular among [[PeripheryDemographic fanboys]], mainly for the fights and the [[{{Bishoujo}} attractive lead characters.]]]]
** The series has a LGBTFanbase because [[Anime/SailorMoon the anime]] was many people's first time seeing a happy, explicitly lesbian couple in media.



* Many people got into ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' just to see why it was a big deal in Japan and why it was a rival to ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.



* Not few people saw ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' only because of the ''MickeyMouse'' short playing before it, and a large part of the fanbase enjoy the film because of [[AnIcePerson Elsa]]. A few people just want to see the movie because of [[SignatureSong "Let it Go"]] (and seeing as the song itself is on the Disney website...)

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* Not few people saw ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' only because of the ''MickeyMouse'' ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'' short playing before it, and a large part of the fanbase enjoy the film because of [[AnIcePerson Elsa]]. A few people just want to see the movie because of [[SignatureSong "Let it Go"]] (and seeing as the song itself is on the Disney website...)


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* Magazine/CoroCoroComics has a lot of people who buy it not for the manga, but for the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' announcements. ''Pokémon Blue'' could originally only be brought through [=CoroCoro=], so that also helped boost magazine sales in the '90s.
6th May '18 9:33:06 PM nanakiro
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* Some of the ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' anime's early Western fandom started from this; even though the games were the origin of the franchise as a whole, the English dub of the anime was intentionally released in the U.S. several weeks before the games were. As a result, it became a promotional vehicle for the rest of the franchise, and some fans initially watched the show to familiarize themselves with the series before the games were available. Even now, sneak peeks of upcoming game material are often showcased in the anime, giving people who don't normally watch it a reason to do so if they are fans of the games. After the initial hype had died down, with new Pokemon being revealed in CoroCoro magazine before the anime can begin a new region and Ash losing the Indigo Conference, there are some fans who still watch the anime mainly to see if Ash wins a Pokemon League. There are also fans who only stay tuned to the anime of the franchise just to see the Pokémon battles that take place.

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* Some of the ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' anime's early Western fandom started from this; even though the games were the origin of the franchise as a whole, the English dub of the anime was intentionally released in the U.S. several weeks before the games were. As a result, it became a promotional vehicle for the rest of the franchise, and some fans initially watched the show to familiarize themselves with the series before the games were available. Even now, sneak peeks of upcoming game material are often showcased in the anime, giving people who don't normally watch it a reason to do so if they are fans of the games. After the initial hype had died down, with new Pokemon being revealed in CoroCoro magazine ''Magazine/CoroCoroComic'' before the anime can begin a new region and Ash losing the Indigo Conference, there are some fans who still watch the anime mainly to see if Ash wins a Pokemon League. There are also fans who only stay tuned to the anime of the franchise just to see the Pokémon battles that take place.
5th May '18 12:09:23 PM Blatch0
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* Some people watched ''Anime/KemonoFriends'' expecting BileFascination, because it was an adaption of a mobile game whose service ended before the show even premiered, and it had low-quality animation. In a unique recursive example, it became well loved among anime fans, and suddenly people were watching it for being a great show ''despite;; having bad production values. This was further boosted by Kadokawa firing the people who made it
* ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' was watched by many just for the fact that it portrays a realistic gay relationship, although a comparable amount probably came for the actual figure skating.



* Quite a few ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' fans are only interested in ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe3'' because the villain of the film will be voiced by co-creator Trey Parker.

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* Quite a few ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' fans are only interested in ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe3'' because the villain of the film will be is voiced by co-creator Trey Parker.



** A lot of ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' fans are attending ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' for Creator/BenedictCumberbatch playing a villain.

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** A lot of ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' fans are attending flocked to ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' for Creator/BenedictCumberbatch playing a villain.



* UsefulNotes/GeraldFord's memoir was 30,000 words long, but the main reason anyone wanted to read it was to see why he pardoned UsefulNotes/RichardNixon. This was actually [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harper_%26_Row_v._Nation_Enterprises acknowledged in court]] -- when ''The Nation'' magazine excerpted the entire relevant text (300 words) for their review, the publisher sued them, and it was deemed ''not'' UsefulNotes/FairUse, on the grounds that those 300 words were "the heart of the work".

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* UsefulNotes/GeraldFord's memoir was 30,000 words long, but the main reason anyone wanted to read it was to see why he pardoned UsefulNotes/RichardNixon. This was actually [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harper_%26_Row_v._Nation_Enterprises acknowledged in court]] -- when magazine ''The Nation'' magazine excerpted the entire relevant text (300 words) for their review, the publisher sued them, and it was deemed ''not'' UsefulNotes/FairUse, on the grounds that those 300 words were "the heart of the work".



** in 2016/2017 the major reasons to watch ROH are Dalton Castle and his Boys and Bullet Club (mostly Young Bucks, bolstered recently with Cody Rhodes as champ)
* There is threeway split amongst wrestling fans in general. Some watch for the drama and promo segments and fast forward through matches. Others watch the matches and skip the talking segments. Only the third watch both.

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** in 2016/2017 In 2016-17, the major reasons to watch ROH are Dalton Castle and his Boys and the Bullet Club (mostly Young Bucks, bolstered recently with Cody Rhodes as champ)
champ).
* There is threeway three way split amongst wrestling fans in general. Some watch for the drama and promo segments and fast forward through matches. Others watch the matches and skip the talking segments. Only the third watch both.



** Most basketball fans only watched the early-2000s Oklahoma City Thunder to see Kevin Durant.
* Tiger Woods brought in a lot of new golf fans. Nielsens go way down in golf tournaments where Tiger isn't playing, and go way up when he's got a chance to win.

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** Most basketball fans only watched the early-2000s late-2000s and early-2010s Oklahoma City Thunder to see Kevin Durant.
* Tiger Woods brought in a lot of new golf fans. Nielsens The Nielsen ratings often go way down in golf tournaments where Tiger isn't playing, and but go way up when he's got he has a chance to win.



* Any game that has an exploit that allows homebrew to be installed on its console will qualify for this. One notable example is the 3DS game ''Cubic Ninja.'' Upon release, it was immediately forgotten and deemed Bargin-Bin fodder... Until someone figured out an exploit that allowed homebrew on 3DS via it, at which point it reached CrackIsCheaper status.

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* Any game that has an exploit that allows homebrew to be installed on its console will qualify for this. One notable example is the 3DS UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS game ''Cubic Ninja.'' Upon release, it was immediately forgotten and deemed Bargin-Bin fodder... Until until someone figured out an exploit that allowed homebrew on the 3DS via it, at which point it reached CrackIsCheaper status.



* There is a game based on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' that has a total of 5 Achievements worth 1,000 Gamerscore, which you can unlock within the first five minutes of playing the game. The game has a thriving aftermarket on Amazon and in game stores on the basis of this alone.
* There's an early 360 game based on the ''[[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles TMNT]]'' franchise, which is similar. No hidden achievements, just 100 chevos per level till you beat it. You can put it on Easy and breeze through the game in an hour and get 1000 points. It's also easy to pick up the game for 5-10 bucks used at game stores and online. This game in particular is said to be a reason game designers were mandated by Mircosoft to put a degree of difficulty in at least SOME of the Achievements.
* Even still to this day, games designed for young children generally have laughably easy achievements to obtain (for the most part) that experienced older games will exploit to boost their Gamerscore. Several free games on Xbox Arcade also fall into this category.
* UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation Network}}'s Trophy system has a similar effect for people who want a quick Platinum Trophy in hours. Games that end up being exploited for the Platinums include ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', ''[[Series/HannahMontana Hannah Monatana: The Movie]]'' (the notorious of them all that became an OldShame for some Trophy hunters) and ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}} Megamind: Ultimate Showdown]]'' (which beat out ''HM: The Movie'' for easy plat). There are also games with Cross Save, such as ''VideoGame/SoundShapes'', that transfer Trophy unlock data along with the actual saves. This allows people to automatically obtain a Platinum Trophy (which requires getting every other Trophy) in a matter of seconds.

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* ** There is a game based on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' that has a total of 5 Achievements worth 1,000 Gamerscore, which you can unlock within the first five minutes of playing the game. The game has a thriving aftermarket on Amazon and in game stores on the basis of this alone.
* ** There's an early 360 game based on the ''[[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles TMNT]]'' franchise, which is similar. No hidden achievements, just 100 chevos per level till you beat it. You can put it on Easy and breeze through the game in an hour and get 1000 points. It's also easy to pick up the game for 5-10 bucks used at game stores and online. This game in particular is said to be a reason game designers were mandated by Mircosoft to put a degree of difficulty in at least SOME of the Achievements.
* ** Even still to this day, games designed for young children generally have laughably easy achievements to obtain (for the most part) that experienced older games will exploit to boost their Gamerscore. Several free games on Xbox Arcade also fall into this category.
* ***The UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation Network}}'s Trophy system has a similar effect for people who want a quick Platinum Trophy in hours. Games that end up being exploited for the Platinums include ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', ''[[Series/HannahMontana Hannah Monatana: The Movie]]'' (the most notorious of them all that became an OldShame for some Trophy hunters) and ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}} Megamind: Ultimate Showdown]]'' (which beat out ''HM: The Movie'' for easy plat).sheer lack of difficulty). There are also games with Cross Save, such as ''VideoGame/SoundShapes'', that transfer Trophy unlock data along with the actual saves. This allows people to automatically obtain a Platinum Trophy (which requires getting every other Trophy) in a matter of seconds.
3rd May '18 8:59:37 PM patriciovalencia117
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** The ''Film/MonsterVerse'' relies on two things to draw in audiences: monster fighting and star actors. Notably, ''Film/KongSkullIsland'' capitalizes on the fame of MCU actors Creator/TomHiddleston, Creator/SamuelLJackson, and Creator/BrieLarson to draw in non-fans who don't care about or even hate Kaiju movies.

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** The ''Film/MonsterVerse'' relies on two things to draw in audiences: monster fighting and star actors. Notably, ''Film/KongSkullIsland'' capitalizes on the fame of MCU actors Creator/TomHiddleston, Creator/SamuelLJackson, and Creator/BrieLarson to draw in non-fans audiences who don't care about or even hate Kaiju movies.
20th Apr '18 1:48:20 AM jormis29
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* The only reason the film 'Just My Luck' got any success in the UK was because {{McFly}}'s fangirls were flooding in to see their cameo. And Music/PixieLott is the only reason ''[[Film/{{Fred}} Fred: The Movie]]'' got released in cinemas in said country. (Evidence: The Lott-less sequel premiered on {{Creator/Nickelodeon}}, as both films did in the US.)

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* The only reason the film 'Just My Luck' ''Film/JustMyLuck'' got any success in the UK was because {{McFly}}'s Music/{{McFly}}'s fangirls were flooding in to see their cameo. And Music/PixieLott is the only reason ''[[Film/{{Fred}} Fred: The Movie]]'' got released in cinemas in said country. (Evidence: The Lott-less sequel premiered on {{Creator/Nickelodeon}}, as both films did in the US.)
10th Apr '18 3:01:39 PM Twiddler
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Happiness}}'' is an anime that was originally a VisualNovel. Most agree it's a fairly mediocre high school drama with a really generic magic system attached. It doesn't matter though, because nearly everyone watches it to see [[{{transsexual}} Jun]], who steals [[EnsembleDarkhorse every]] single scene she's in.

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Happiness}}'' is an anime that was originally a VisualNovel. Most agree it's a fairly mediocre high school drama with a really generic magic system attached. It doesn't matter though, because nearly everyone watches it to see [[{{transsexual}} [[{{transgender}} Jun]], who steals [[EnsembleDarkhorse every]] single scene she's in.



* Most ''Manga/WanderingSon'' fans who began with the anime came for either the SceneryPorn or the realistic representation of {{transsexual}}ity.
* A lot of ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' fans came to notice the series because one of the protagonists, Marika, is a [[{{transsexual}} trans girl]].

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* Most ''Manga/WanderingSon'' fans who began with the anime came for either the SceneryPorn or the realistic representation of {{transsexual}}ity.
{{transgender}} people.
* A lot of ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' fans came to notice the series because one of the protagonists, Marika, is a [[{{transsexual}} [[{{transgender}} trans girl]].
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