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28th May '18 12:41:59 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"Considering what we get, it's highly possible that Movie Trailer Voiceover Guy [[HonestJohnsDealership also sells billions of dollars worth of used cars]] and swampland real estate every year."''

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->''"Considering what we get, it's highly possible that Movie Trailer Voiceover Guy [[HonestJohnsDealership also sells billions of dollars worth of used cars]] cars and swampland real estate every year."''
22nd May '18 8:00:07 AM marcoasalazarm
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** DC also tried to spin the marketing for the series as a DarkerAndEdgier take on the Golden Age heroes, when it actually falls ''heavily'' on the "Idealistic" side of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism.

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** DC also tried to spin the marketing for the series as a DarkerAndEdgier take on the Golden Age heroes, when it actually falls ''heavily'' on the "Idealistic" side of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. [[spoiler:Still, the forces of Darkseid do their damnedest to wreck everything, and the final arc before the "Society" ReTool is called "World's End" for a '''very''' good reason.]]
22nd May '18 7:20:52 AM LondonKdS
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** LadyNotAppearingInThisGame: A subtrope of this, where the disproportionate appearance of a sexually-alluring character in the publicity material is used to make a work appear more erotic than it is.



* LadyNotAppearingInThisGame: The opposite of AdvertisedExtra: a character featuring prominently in the promotional materials is just a walk-on, or even doesn't appear at all in the actual work.
22nd May '18 7:17:52 AM LondonKdS
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* LadyNotAppearingInThisGame: The opposite of the above, a character featuring prominently in the promotional materials doesn't really play a significant role.

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* LadyNotAppearingInThisGame: The opposite of the above, AdvertisedExtra: a character featuring prominently in the promotional materials is just a walk-on, or even doesn't really play a significant role.appear at all in the actual work.
26th Apr '18 12:17:20 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Fanfic/MobileFighterEvangelion'' was actually inspired by this trope, with the writer originally making presumptions based on a smiling Asuka, a grim looking Shinji, and an icy-looking Rei for the poster that's currently that page's image that Asuka was happy-go-lucky, Shinji was a {{Determinator}}, and Rei was an IceQueen DrillSergeantNasty rather than the {{Tsundere}}, ShrinkingViolet, and EmotionlessGirl they respectively really were and deciding to make a story based around his assumptions.

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* ''Fanfic/MobileFighterEvangelion'' was actually inspired by this trope, with the writer originally making presumptions based on a smiling Asuka, a grim looking Shinji, and an icy-looking Rei for the ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' poster that's currently that page's image that Asuka was happy-go-lucky, Shinji was a {{Determinator}}, and Rei was an IceQueen DrillSergeantNasty rather than the {{Tsundere}}, ShrinkingViolet, and EmotionlessGirl they respectively really were and deciding to make a story based around his assumptions.
6th Apr '18 8:33:21 AM costanton11
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* Feld Entertainment has done this with their ''Disney/DisneyOnIce'' and ''Disney Live!'' shows a few times:

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* Feld Entertainment has done this with their ''Disney/DisneyOnIce'' ''Theatre/DisneyOnIce'' and ''Disney Live!'' shows a few times:
9th Jan '18 4:56:39 PM Jacob175
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Of course, TropesAreNotBad, as used correctly this can be a very clever way of averting TrailersAlwaysSpoil (by not mentioning or downplaying the real main plot) or HypeBacklash (by underselling the quality and letting word of mouth do the rest once it actually is out). But a few of us are a cynical bunch here at TV Tropes, and even the optimists among us know that in the worst examples it'll actually drive away those who would have otherwise enjoyed it, by completely confusing the relevant demographic.

Indeed, the creation of fake trailers to make a movie look like it's from a completely different genre has become one of the Internet's most beloved recent art forms, such as ''Film/TheShining'' as a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmkVWuP_sO0 family-oriented romantic comedy]], ''Film/MaryPoppins'' as a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T5_0AGdFic slasher horror flick]], ''Series/LukeCage'' as a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gpED0Z57RU 90's sitcom]], or the one that started it all, ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' as a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1kqqMXWEFs high school romantic comedy]].

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Of course, TropesAreNotBad, TropesAreTools, as used correctly this can be a very clever way of averting TrailersAlwaysSpoil (by not mentioning or downplaying the real main plot) or HypeBacklash (by underselling the quality and letting word of mouth do the rest once it actually is out). But a few of us are a cynical bunch here at TV Tropes, and even the optimists among us know that in the worst examples it'll actually drive away those who would have otherwise enjoyed it, by completely confusing the relevant demographic.

Indeed, the creation of fake trailers to make a movie look like it's from a completely different genre has become one of the Internet's most beloved recent art forms, such as ''Film/TheShining'' as a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmkVWuP_sO0 family-oriented romantic comedy]], ''Film/MaryPoppins'' as a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T5_0AGdFic slasher horror flick]], ''Series/LukeCage'' ''Series/LukeCage2016'' as a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gpED0Z57RU 90's sitcom]], or the one that started it all, ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' as a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1kqqMXWEFs high school romantic comedy]].



** DC also tried to spin the marketing for the series as a DarkerAndEdgier take on the Golden Age heroes, when it actually falls ''heavily'' on the "Idealistic" side of the SlidingScaleofIdealismVersusCynicism.

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** DC also tried to spin the marketing for the series as a DarkerAndEdgier take on the Golden Age heroes, when it actually falls ''heavily'' on the "Idealistic" side of the SlidingScaleofIdealismVersusCynicism.SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism.



* The trailer for season two of the AbridgedSeries ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' plays this for laughs, with the creator Wacarb running down a long list of things that will happen that did not, as well as Twilight saying the line "I am so full of all of the emotions" over footage of her break down in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero Lesson Zero]] which was never stated at any point in the season. Later Wacarb went on record, saying that the trailers should be treated as there own little thing and not a real representation of the season, after several people questioned him about it. Though it is averted with the following seasons' trailers, which are more obviously designed just to get people excited and not to give them any information on what's to come.

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* The trailer for season two of the AbridgedSeries ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' plays this for laughs, with the creator Wacarb running down a long list of things that will happen that did not, as well as Twilight saying the line "I am so full of all of the emotions" over footage of her break down in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero Lesson Zero]] which was never stated at any point in the season. Later Wacarb went on record, saying that the trailers should be treated as there their own little thing and not a real representation of the season, after several people questioned him about it. Though it is averted with the following seasons' trailers, which are more obviously designed just to get people excited and not to give them any information on what's to come.






* An egregious example is the [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/161186 trailer]] for the third ''WebAnimation/{{Arfenhouse}}'' movie. The [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/268387 actual movie]] turned out to be a few seconds long (not counting credits) and was a TakeThat to all the creator's fans who were nagging him to deliver on his promise of a sequel, though real sequels were eventually made.

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* An egregious example is the [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/161186 trailer]] for the third ''WebAnimation/{{Arfenhouse}}'' movie. The [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/268387 actual movie]] turned out to be a few seconds long (not counting credits) and was a TakeThat TakeThatAudience to all the creator's fans who were nagging him to deliver on his promise of a sequel, though real sequels were eventually made.



* If you aren't familiar with Webcomic/SluggyFreelance then the first half of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPoA5qAHqFU this video]] would have you convinced that the comic revolves around... Well a relatively minor side character. After that it breaks down into half a dozen tiny trailers not to be entirely trusted, before finally giving up and summarizing the comic in one sentence.

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* If you aren't familiar with Webcomic/SluggyFreelance then the first half of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPoA5qAHqFU this video]] would have you convinced that the comic revolves around... Well well, a relatively minor side character. After that it breaks down into half a dozen tiny trailers not to be entirely trusted, before finally giving up and summarizing the comic in one sentence.



* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'' ocassionally does this as a spoof "previously on" segment.

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* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'' ocassionally occasionally does this as a spoof "previously on" segment.



28th Dec '17 12:14:28 PM MasterN
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->''"Considering what we get, it's highly possible that Movie Trailer Voiceover Guy also sells billions of dollars worth of used cars and swampland real estate every year."''

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->''"Considering what we get, it's highly possible that Movie Trailer Voiceover Guy [[HonestJohnsDealership also sells billions of dollars worth of used cars cars]] and swampland real estate every year."''
18th Dec '17 1:45:33 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Fanfic/MobileFighterEvangelion'' was actually inspired by this trope, as the writer originally making presumptions based on a smiling Asuka, a grim looking Shinji, and an icy-looking Rei for the poster that's currently the page image that Asuka was happy-go-lucky, Shinji was a {{Determinator}}, and Rei was an icy DrillSergeantNasty rather than the {{Tsundere}}, ShrinkingViolet, and EmotionlessGirl they respectively really were and deciding to make a story based around his assumptions.

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* ''Fanfic/MobileFighterEvangelion'' was actually inspired by this trope, as with the writer originally making presumptions based on a smiling Asuka, a grim looking Shinji, and an icy-looking Rei for the poster that's currently the page that page's image that Asuka was happy-go-lucky, Shinji was a {{Determinator}}, and Rei was an icy IceQueen DrillSergeantNasty rather than the {{Tsundere}}, ShrinkingViolet, and EmotionlessGirl they respectively really were and deciding to make a story based around his assumptions.
18th Dec '17 1:44:32 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Fanfic/MobileFighterEvangelion'' was actually inspired by this trope, as the writer originally making presumptions based on a smiling Asuka, a grim looking Shinji, and an icy-looking Rei for the poster that's currently the page image that Asuka was happy-go-lucky, Shinji was a {{Determinator}}, and Rei was an icy DrillSergeantNasty rather than the {{Tsundere}}, ShrinkingViolet, and EmotionlessGirl they respectively really were and deciding to make a story based around his assumptions.
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