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25th May '16 1:17:48 AM editproboss
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** The [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 season 4]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 finale]] features Tirek, the BigBad of the G1 TV special "[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials Rescue at Midnight Castle]]", as the main antagonist. What makes him so unexpected is that Hasbro had lost the rights to many of their G1 characters (besides Applejack and Spike), and that the showrunners had explicitly avoided using creatures that looked too human (besides [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls that spin-off]] [[HumanityEnsues about humans]]).

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** The [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 season 4]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 finale]] features Tirek, the BigBad of the G1 TV special "[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials Rescue at Midnight Castle]]", as the main antagonist. What makes him so unexpected is that Hasbro had lost the rights trademarks to many of their G1 characters (besides Applejack and Spike), Spike and some others), and that the showrunners had explicitly avoided using creatures that looked too human (besides [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls that spin-off]] [[HumanityEnsues about humans]]).
18th May '16 8:31:51 AM mario0987
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** The season 5 finale adds [[spoiler: Jekyll and Hyde]] plus the implication of a whole world full of literary characters outside of fairy tales and fantasy. It also reveals that [[spoiler: Violet's father is Hank Morgan from "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court."]]
17th May '16 8:09:29 AM LordInsane
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* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' did this with its upcoming "Delta Rising" Expansion. Since it was centered in the Delta Quadrant, everyone knew characters from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' would be involved. However, they thought it would just be Tim Russ reprising his role as Tuvok and Garrett Wang returning as Harry Kim. No one expected Robert Picardo, Jeri Ryan, and Ethan Philips to reprise their roles as The Doctor, Seven of Nine, and Neelix, though!

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* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' did this with its upcoming "Delta Rising" Expansion. Since it was centered in the Delta Quadrant, everyone knew characters from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' would be involved. However, they thought it would just be Tim Russ reprising his role as Tuvok and Garrett Wang returning as Harry Kim. No one expected Robert Picardo, Jeri Ryan, and Ethan Philips to reprise their roles as The Doctor, Seven of Nine, and Neelix, though!though! Then it was done on a faction-scale with the next expansion, ''Agents of Yesterday'' -- while the individual characters showing up weren't too unexpected (given the time travel elements of the game, some of them already ''had'' shown up), that the fourth playable faction would be the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]]'' Starfleet (if given a temporal agent spin) was not.
5th May '16 1:32:15 PM aye_amber
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** ''Watch the Throne'' had [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] OtisRedding! And Curtis Mayfield (both posthumously). And (although she is definitely still alive) Elly Jackson of LaRoux and Frank Ocean of OFWGKTA fame.

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** ''Watch the Throne'' had [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] OtisRedding! Music/OtisRedding! And Curtis Mayfield (both posthumously). And (although she is definitely still alive) Elly Jackson of LaRoux and Frank Ocean of OFWGKTA fame.
30th Apr '16 5:52:59 PM nombretomado
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* The MascotFighter ''VideoGame/CartoonNetworkPunchTimeExplosion'' includes the channel's usual stable of characters... and CaptainPlanet, who actually ''predated'' the channel by a few years.

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* The MascotFighter ''VideoGame/CartoonNetworkPunchTimeExplosion'' includes the channel's usual stable of characters... and CaptainPlanet, WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}}, who actually ''predated'' the channel by a few years.
29th Apr '16 8:37:46 PM MyFinalEdits
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*** ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' is better at choosing more mainstream characters (by this time, we all saw Frank coming). [[VideoGame/SpaceChannel5 Not that it's]] [[VideoGame/ZombieRevenge completely free]] [[{{Anime/Yumeria}} from this trope]]. Raise your hand if you expected the main character from ''Dynamite Cop'', aka ''[[DolledUpInstallment Die Hard Arcade]]'', or a mecha-less [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Sanger Zonvolt]]. ''Project X Zone 2'' caught everyone off-guard and made people squee for joy when ''Advertising/SegataSanshiro himself'' was announced as a playable character. Then it happened again with Fiora from ''[[Video game/{{Xenoblade}} Xenoblade Chronicles]]'' and Chrom and Lucina from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', as there were no hints at all of Nintendo characters participating.

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*** ** ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' is better at choosing more mainstream characters (by this time, we all saw Frank coming). [[VideoGame/SpaceChannel5 Not that it's]] [[VideoGame/ZombieRevenge completely free]] [[{{Anime/Yumeria}} from this trope]]. Raise your hand if you expected the main character from ''Dynamite Cop'', aka ''[[DolledUpInstallment Die Hard Arcade]]'', or a mecha-less [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Sanger Zonvolt]]. ''Project X Zone 2'' caught everyone off-guard and made people squee for joy when ''Advertising/SegataSanshiro himself'' was announced as a playable character. Then it happened again with Fiora from ''[[Video game/{{Xenoblade}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}} Xenoblade Chronicles]]'' and Chrom and Lucina from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', as there were no hints at all of Nintendo characters participating.



* In ''Video game/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', unless you read the manual, it's hard to predict Bandit Keith being the leader of the Neo Ghouls.

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* In ''Video game/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', ''VideoGame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', unless you read the manual, it's hard to predict Bandit Keith being the leader of the Neo Ghouls.
29th Apr '16 7:01:56 PM RisefromYourGrave
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*** ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' is better at choosing more mainstream characters (by this time, we all saw Frank coming). [[VideoGame/SpaceChannel5 Not that it's]] [[VideoGame/ZombieRevenge completely free]] [[{{Anime/Yumeria}} from this trope]]. Raise your hand if you expected the main character from ''Dynamite Cop'', aka ''[[DolledUpInstallment Die Hard Arcade]]'', or a mecha-less [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Sanger Zonvolt]]. ''Project X Zone 2'' caught everyone off-guard and made people squee for joy when ''Advertising/SegataSanshiro himself'' was announced as a playable character. Then it happened again with Fiora from ''[[Videogame/{{Xenoblade}} Xenoblade Chronicles]]'' and Chrom and Lucina from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', as there were no hints at all of Nintendo characters participating.

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*** ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' is better at choosing more mainstream characters (by this time, we all saw Frank coming). [[VideoGame/SpaceChannel5 Not that it's]] [[VideoGame/ZombieRevenge completely free]] [[{{Anime/Yumeria}} from this trope]]. Raise your hand if you expected the main character from ''Dynamite Cop'', aka ''[[DolledUpInstallment Die Hard Arcade]]'', or a mecha-less [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Sanger Zonvolt]]. ''Project X Zone 2'' caught everyone off-guard and made people squee for joy when ''Advertising/SegataSanshiro himself'' was announced as a playable character. Then it happened again with Fiora from ''[[Videogame/{{Xenoblade}} ''[[Video game/{{Xenoblade}} Xenoblade Chronicles]]'' and Chrom and Lucina from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', as there were no hints at all of Nintendo characters participating.



** ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' features Experiment 221 from one of the direct-to-video ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' sequels as a boss.

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** ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' features Experiment 221 (also known as Sparky) from one of the direct-to-video ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' sequels [[WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie sequels]] (and its affiliated [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries TV series]]) as a boss.



* In ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', unless you read the manual, it's hard to predict Bandit Keith being the leader of the Neo Ghouls.

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* In ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', ''Video game/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', unless you read the manual, it's hard to predict Bandit Keith being the leader of the Neo Ghouls.
18th Apr '16 9:43:32 PM aye_amber
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* Large-scale tours and festivals are bound to have this. Obviously everyone will know the headlining act, but when an unsigned band makes the line-up, people tend to scratch their heads (especially if they play the main-stage). For instance, Download Fest 2011, main stage with the likes of DefLeppard, SystemOfADown, LinkinPark and... The Pretty Reckless?

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* Large-scale tours and festivals are bound to have this. Obviously everyone will know the headlining act, but when an unsigned band makes the line-up, people tend to scratch their heads (especially if they play the main-stage). For instance, Download Fest 2011, main stage with the likes of DefLeppard, SystemOfADown, LinkinPark Music/DefLeppard, Music/SystemOfADown, Music/LinkinPark and... The Pretty Reckless?
18th Apr '16 3:09:21 PM erforce
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** In universe, everyone's surprised when WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob chooses to cosplay Franchise/IndianaJones, considering that he's not exactly who one thinks of when the topic is 'fantasy'. Snob justifies it by saying that [[spoiler: surviving a nuclear explosion in a fridge]] counts as fantasy. Likewise, they're surprised that the very tall Handsome Tom chose the very short Film/{{Willow}}.

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** In universe, everyone's surprised when WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob chooses to cosplay Franchise/IndianaJones, considering that he's not exactly who one thinks of when the topic is 'fantasy'. Snob justifies it by saying that [[spoiler: [[spoiler:[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull surviving a nuclear explosion in a fridge]] fridge]]]] counts as fantasy. Likewise, they're surprised that the very tall Handsome Tom chose the very short Film/{{Willow}}.
28th Mar '16 5:36:35 PM TrollMan
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* The advertising campaign for ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' heavily played up the fact that Creator/JasonMomoa and Creator/GalGadot would be making their debuts as ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} and ComicBook/WonderWoman, respectively, and widely distributed publicity photos of them in costume. While viewers expected to see them, they probably ''didn't'' expect to see [[spoiler: Creator/EzraMiller in costume as ComicBook/TheFlash, with actual dialogue and screen time]]. And though he's only seen in a still photograph, most people probably didn't expect to get a look at [[spoiler: Creator/ChrisPine as Wonder Woman's old friend Steve Trevor]].

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* The advertising campaign for ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' heavily played up the fact that Creator/JasonMomoa and Creator/GalGadot would be making their debuts as ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} and ComicBook/WonderWoman, respectively, and widely distributed publicity photos of them in costume. While viewers expected to see them, they probably ''didn't'' expect to see [[spoiler: Creator/EzraMiller in costume as ComicBook/TheFlash, with actual dialogue and screen time]]. And though he's only seen in a still photograph, most people probably didn't expect to get a look at [[spoiler: Creator/ChrisPine as Wonder Woman's old friend Steve Trevor]]. In Batman's nightmare vision, [[spoiler: a squadron of Parademons attack Batman's forces, and {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}'s Omega symbol can be seen burned into the ground; [[ComicBook/NewGods Mother Boxes]] also make a few appearances throughout the movie]].
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