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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]].
28th Mar '16 10:30:05 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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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]].
23rd Mar '16 4:18:07 PM LondonKdS
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* The Eleventh Doctor ''ComicBook/DoctorWhoTitan'' comics reintroduced NinetiesAntiHero Abslom Daak from the ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comics. A doubly unexpected character as he hadn't been used for many years, and also because he came from a completely different Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse continuity with different rightsholders.
19th Mar '16 8:30:06 AM 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. 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.

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* Intense Wrestling Inc was the only promotion operating in [[Wrestling/JillianHall Macaela Mercedes]]'s hometown of Cincinnati Ohio and Ohio. It announced ahead of time that it IWI would be booking talent from Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Illinois, so 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 Rico, 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 stateside, given women's wrestling had virtually vanished from the island following her arrest four years prior for a smuggling case that was expected to keep her behind bars for decades.
14th Mar '16 9:11:33 PM kablammin45
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** An update brought in a bunch of new Mystery Suits, among them being Disk-kun, the mascot character of the Famicom (not entirely unexpected, mind you, but still surprising to see as a playable character in a Mario game), and a volleyball player from the little-remembered NES Volleyball game from Nintendo.
14th Mar '16 10:59:51 AM MyFinalEdits
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** Ashley from the ''VideoGame/WarioWare'' series. Normally, characters from that series don't appear in Mario games, but...

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** Ashley from the ''VideoGame/WarioWare'' series. Normally, characters Characters from that series usually don't appear in Mario games, but...games.



** Shinya Arino of ''Game Center EX'' was this to players outside of Japan who were unfamiliar with the show, as well because of the fact that he is the only Mystery Mushroom character based on a real life person.

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** Shinya Arino of ''Game Center EX'' was this to players outside of Japan who were unfamiliar with the show, as well and because of the fact that he is the only Mystery Mushroom character based on a real life person.
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