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10th Feb '16 4:45:18 PM MyFinalEdits
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Natter, Fan Myopia
** Possibly the most iconic Smash Bros fan game, Super Smash Flash, has a case of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. There are more 3rd party characters than actual Nintendo characters in the game! This includes [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Lloyd Irving]], Manga/{{Naruto}}, [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Chrono]], [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Cloud]], and [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Mr. Incredible]] (?!). Possible the most unexpected characters are two ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' Original Characters: Blade and Blue. Then again, the game was released in 2006, when Sonic OCs were pretty common... ** Its sequal also showed signs of this, with newcomers such as [[Manga/Bleach Renji]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sasuke, Rock Lee]], [[Franchise/DragonBall Vegeta]], [[Franchise/TalesSeries Kratos]], [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Riku]] and three more OCs. The roster has been cut down, with no ocs and only three anime characters (Goku, Naruto, and Ichigo). ** Even then, however, its newcomers are unexpected for ''good'' reasons: They are video game characters who never appeared in a Smash Bros game at that point in time. These characters are Sora, Black Mage, Bomberman, Chibi Robo, and Issac.
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** Possibly the most iconic Smash Bros fan Fan game, Super Smash Flash, has a case of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. There are more 3rd party characters than actual Nintendo characters in the game! This includes [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Lloyd Irving]], Manga/{{Naruto}}, [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Chrono]], [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Cloud]], and [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Mr. Incredible]] (?!). Possible the most unexpected characters are two ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' Original Characters: Blade and Blue. Then again, the game was released in 2006, when Sonic OCs were pretty common... ** Its sequal also showed signs of this, with newcomers such as [[Manga/Bleach Renji]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sasuke, Rock Lee]], [[Franchise/DragonBall Vegeta]], [[Franchise/TalesSeries Kratos]], [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Riku]] and three more OCs. The roster has been cut down, with no ocs and only three anime characters (Goku, Naruto, and Ichigo). ** Even then, however, its newcomers are unexpected for ''good'' reasons: They are video game characters who never appeared in a Smash Bros game at that point in time. These characters are Sora, Black Mage, Bomberman, Chibi Robo, and Issac.Ichigo).
10th Feb '16 12:04:27 PM Oshawott777
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*** With fandom as big as Smash Bros., it isn't a big surprise that some fangames have playable characters that are out of left-field. Some of them, however are just plain ''weird''. Take ''Super Smash Battle'' for instance. The full roster has 8 characters 4 of them are Smash Bros characters who have appeared in the game since day one [[note]] Mario, Link, Pikachu, and Samus[[/note]] two 3rd party characters that weren't in the games yet, but were still gaming icons. [[note]] Sonic and Mega Man.[[/note]] The last two? ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' and ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', who aren't even video game characters! Its sequel fared slightly better, with choices like [[VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay Conker]], Franchise/{{Rayman}}, VideoGame/{{Ristar}}, Franchise/CrashBandicoot, and VideoGame/BanjoKazooie. ** Possibly the most iconic Smash Bros fan game, Super Smash Flash, has a case of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. There are more 3rd party characters than actual Nintendo characters in the game! This includes [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Lloyd Irving]], Manga/{{Naruto}}, [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Chrono]], [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Cloud]], and [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Mr. Incredible]] (?!). Possible the most unexpected characters are two ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' Original Characters: Blade and Blue. Then again, the game was released in 2006, when Sonic OCs were pretty common... ** Its sequal also showed signs of this, with newcomers such as [[Manga/Bleach Renji]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sasuke, Rock Lee]], [[Franchise/DragonBall Vegeta]], [[Franchise/TalesSeries Kratos]], [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Riku]] and three more OCs. The roster has been cut down, with no ocs and only three anime characters (Goku, Naruto, and Ichigo). ** Even then, however, its newcomers are unexpected for ''good'' reasons: They are video game characters who never appeared in a Smash Bros game at that point in time. These characters are Sora, Black Mage, Bomberman, Chibi Robo, and Issac.
7th Feb '16 5:31:39 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Intense Wrestling Inc was the only promotion operating in [[Wrestling/JillianHall Macaela Mercedes]]'s hometown of Cincinnati Ohio and announced ahead of time that it would be booking talent from Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Illinois, so when she made her debut near the end of 2002 and was matched against La Tigresa, a wrestler she knew nothing about besides being from Puerto Rico and she was caught off guard.
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* Intense Wrestling Inc was the only promotion operating in [[Wrestling/JillianHall Macaela Mercedes]]'s hometown of Cincinnati Ohio and announced ahead of time that it would be booking talent from Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Illinois, so when she made her debut near the end of 2002 and was matched against La Tigresa, a wrestler she knew nothing about besides being from Puerto Rico and she was caught off guard. Even if they had mentioned wrestlers from Puerto Rico, Tigresa wouldn't have been on most people's radar stateside given women's wrestling had virtually vanished from the island following her arrest four years prior for a smuggling case expected to keep her behind bars for decades.
7th Feb '16 5:25:48 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Intense Wrestling Inc was the only promotion operating in [[Wrestling/JillianHall Macaela Mercedes]]'s hometown of Cincinnati Ohio and announced ahead of time that it would be booking talent from Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Illinois, so when she made her debut near the end of 2002 and was matched against La Tigresa, a wrestler she knew nothing about besides being from Puerto Rico and she was caught off guard.
7th Feb '16 5:03:57 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s annual Wrestling/RoyalRumble pretty much always features Unexpected Characters in various forms. You're pretty much guaranteed to see one or two returning Legends making a one-off appearance (e.g. Honky Tonk Man in 2000, Diesel/Kevin Nash in 2011 and 2014), there are bound to be one or two main roster wrestlers making an unannounced return (e.g. John Cena in 2008, Edge in 2010), and every now and then there are entrants who are unexpected because they generally don't compete against the main male roster (e.g. Beth Phoenix in 2010, El Torito in 2014). Retired or semi-retired wrestlers serving as ringside commentators for the Rumble are sometimes unexpectedly entered into the match, usually resulting in their returning to the announce booth once they're eliminated (e.g. Jerry Lawler in 1996 and 2012, Michael Cole in 2012, JBL in 2014). One of the most unexpected (and bemoaned) characters in Rumble history was ''Drew Carey'' in the 2001 match. However, arguably the most shocking (or at the very least, surreal) entry, despite the countless rumors, reports, and even a statement from the TNA website all but outright telling us it would happen, was the debut of [[spoiler:Wrestling/AJStyles]] at the 2016 Royal Rumble in Orlando.
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* Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s annual Wrestling/RoyalRumble pretty much always features Unexpected Characters in various forms. You're pretty much guaranteed to see one or two returning Legends making a one-off appearance (e.g. Honky Tonk Man Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan in 2000, Diesel/Kevin Nash Diesel\Wrestling/KevinNash in 2011 and 2014), there are bound to be one or two main roster wrestlers making an unannounced return (e.g. John Cena Wrestling/JohnCena in 2008, Edge Wrestling/{{Edge}} in 2010), and every now and then there are entrants who are unexpected because they generally don't compete against the main male roster (e.g. Beth Phoenix Wrestling/BethPhoenix in 2010, El Torito in 2014). Retired or semi-retired wrestlers serving as ringside commentators for the Rumble are sometimes unexpectedly entered into the match, usually resulting in their returning to the announce booth once they're eliminated (e.g. Jerry Lawler Wrestling/JerryLawler in 1996 and 2012, Michael Cole Wrestling/MichaelCole in 2012, JBL Wrestling/{{J|ohnBradshawLayfield}}BL in 2014). One of the most unexpected (and bemoaned) characters in Rumble history was ''Drew Carey'' in the 2001 match. However, arguably the most shocking (or at the very least, surreal) entry, despite the countless rumors, reports, and even a statement from the TNA Wrestling/{{TNA}} website all but outright telling us it would happen, was the debut of [[spoiler:Wrestling/AJStyles]] at the 2016 Royal Rumble in Orlando.
5th Feb '16 8:44:59 PM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' made some unusual decisions for its cast. On the Namco side, many of the characters are from old {{Arcade Game}}s, the most recognizable being Taizo Hori, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/DigDug'' (complete with [[AdaptationalBadass Badass Makeover]]). The Capcom side is just strange; one of the playable characters is the shopkeeper from ''VideoGame/ForgottenWorlds'', and the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' and ''Franchise/MegaMan'' franchises are represented by ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilGunSurvivor Resident Evil: Dead Aim]]'' and ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends'' -- hardly the first choices for either series. In addition, Capcom's ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' is represented by minor characters.
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** ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' made some unusual decisions for its cast. On the Namco side, many of the characters are from old {{Arcade UsefulNotes/{{Arcade Game}}s, the most recognizable being Taizo Hori, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/DigDug'' (complete with [[AdaptationalBadass Badass Makeover]]). The Capcom side is just strange; one of the playable characters is the shopkeeper from ''VideoGame/ForgottenWorlds'', and the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' and ''Franchise/MegaMan'' franchises are represented by ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilGunSurvivor Resident Evil: Dead Aim]]'' and ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends'' -- hardly the first choices for either series. In addition, Capcom's ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' is represented by minor characters.
5th Feb '16 11:33:37 AM MarqFJA
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1st Feb '16 9:52:57 AM Oshawott777
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* ''Arm Joe'', a fighting game based on the musical Literature/LesMiserables has every major characters playable... and then there's Ponpon. He's based on the stuffed animal Cosette carried around as a child. There's also an evil robot version of Jean Valjean called RoboJean.
31st Jan '16 4:18:32 PM nomuru2d
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* ''Franchise/StreetFighter''[='=] Ryu appearing a DLC boss in ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', a game that isn't even a FightingGame to begin with; fighting him changes the gameplay completely into a 2D fighter, meters and life gauges and all ala ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', though Asura's bottom gauges are different and more like his own game.
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* ''Franchise/StreetFighter''[='=] ''Franchise/StreetFighter''[='s=] Ryu and Akuma appearing a as DLC boss bosses in ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', a game that isn't even a FightingGame to begin with; fighting him them changes the gameplay completely into a 2D fighter, fighter for the first half of each fight, meters and life gauges and all ala ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', though Asura's bottom gauges are different and more like his own game.
30th Jan '16 8:13:08 PM TokyoByNight
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* ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct Season 3'' features a guest character from the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series. In a heartbeat, most would guess it would be the Master Chief because he's the mascot of the franchise, or perhaps Locke since he was promoted as the star of the [[VideoGame/Halo5Guardians newest game prior to the announcement]]. It was actually The Arbiter, who hasn't been playable in the main series since ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' (where he was [[DemotedToExtra demoted to the co-op character]]). It also features [[VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} Rash]], which was unexpected as well.
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