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19th Nov '17 7:23:41 AM Jake
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** One of the strangest examples has to be British politician JeremyCorbyn (sometimes considered Britain's answer to BernieSanders) showing up at a small festival in Merseyside headlined by Music/TheLibertines to give a short speech... and getting a huge cheer from the crowd!
16th Nov '17 9:45:27 AM narm00
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The trope most closely tied to the Unexpected Character reaction is the GenreRefugee, a character that is from a genre that is completely different from the genre of the show. Genre Refugees need not bey pre-existing characters, however, and may not be cause shock from an audience depending on what the show builds to before the Refugee shows up. Still, if a show is strongly formulaic fantasy series, seeing Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo show up will always be a shock.

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The trope most closely tied to the Unexpected Character reaction is the GenreRefugee, a character that is from a genre that is completely different from the genre of the show. Genre Refugees need not bey be pre-existing characters, however, and may not be cause shock from an audience depending on what the show builds to before the Refugee shows up. Still, if a show is strongly formulaic fantasy series, seeing Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo show up will always be a shock.
15th Nov '17 8:00:20 PM PaulA
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** The Joker's plan involves getting the help of [[spoiler: [[Literature/HarryPotter Voldemort]], Film/KingKong, [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]], [[Film/{{Gremlins}} the Gremlins]], [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the Wicked Witch of the West]], [[Film/TheMatrix Agent Smith]], [[Film/{{Jaws}} Bruce the shark]], [[Film/JurassicPark cloned dinosaurs]], [[Film/ClashOfTheTitans the Kraken]], and [[Series/DoctorWho the Daleks]]]], all well known villains that Batman hadn't fought before.[[note]][[VideoGame/LegoDimensions Well, a few of them, at least]][[/note]]

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** The Joker's plan involves getting the help of [[spoiler: [[Literature/HarryPotter Voldemort]], Film/KingKong, [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]], [[Film/{{Gremlins}} the Gremlins]], [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the Wicked Witch of the West]], [[Film/TheMatrix Agent Smith]], [[Film/{{Jaws}} Bruce the shark]], [[Film/JurassicPark cloned dinosaurs]], [[Film/ClashOfTheTitans [[Film/ClashOfTheTitans1981 the Kraken]], and [[Series/DoctorWho the Daleks]]]], all well known villains that Batman hadn't fought before.[[note]][[VideoGame/LegoDimensions Well, a few of them, at least]][[/note]]
11th Nov '17 3:57:23 AM Anicomicgeek
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* Amongst the characters seen on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'' are Space Cabbie (an obscure Silver Age character who's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin), ComicBook/JohnConstantine (a traditionally very much unkid-friendly character prone to swearing, chain smoking, and screwing people over), ComicBook/SwampThing (whose stories ever since Creator/AlanMoore's run are also very unkid-friendly and who Constantine spun off from), ''[[ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders Outsiders]]'' foes the Nuclear Family, Carmine Falcone (though time travel was involved in that one, but still he's a foe from Batman's [[ComicBook/BatmanYearOne in-universe]] [[ComicBook/TheLongHalloween early years]] and a normal mafia don, which is normally outside of the League's greater purview), ''ComicBook/HouseOfMystery'' host Cain, Dex-Starr ([[YouGottaHaveBlueHair a blue-furred house cat from Earth]] who's a member of the Red Lantern Corps), and Superman Red/Superman Blue (an old Silver Age ImaginaryStory and subsequent part of the [[DorkAge infamous]] Electric Superman phase and [[spoiler:''ComicBook/SupermanReborn]], where Superman split off into two beings, one red and the other blue).

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* Amongst the characters seen on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'' are Space Cabbie (an obscure Silver Age character who's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin), ComicBook/JohnConstantine (a traditionally very much unkid-friendly character prone to swearing, chain smoking, and screwing people over), ComicBook/SwampThing (whose stories ever since Creator/AlanMoore's run are also very unkid-friendly and who Constantine spun off from), ''[[ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders Outsiders]]'' foes the Nuclear Family, Carmine Falcone (though time travel was involved in that one, but still he's a foe from Batman's [[ComicBook/BatmanYearOne in-universe]] [[ComicBook/TheLongHalloween early years]] and a normal mafia don, which is normally outside of the League's greater purview), ''ComicBook/HouseOfMystery'' host Cain, Dex-Starr ([[YouGottaHaveBlueHair a blue-furred house cat from Earth]] who's a member of the Red Lantern Corps), and Superman Red/Superman Blue (an old Silver Age ImaginaryStory and {{Elseworlds}} story, a subsequent part of the [[DorkAge infamous]] Electric Superman phase phase, and [[spoiler:''ComicBook/SupermanReborn]], [[spoiler:''ComicBook/SupermanReborn'']], where Superman split off into two beings, one red and the other blue).
4th Nov '17 2:07:10 PM EDP
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* ''Anime/TigerMaskW'' had multiple {{Legacy Character}}s, especially from Tiger's Den, but two caught everyone by surprise: [[spoiler:Mr. Question]] due his sudden appearance at the GWM World Maskmen Championship (followed by crushing a Tiger's Den wrestler as befitting of someone bearing that name), and, in the last episode, Mr. No because... Well, [[http://i.imgur.com/QWvDh9V.jpg look at the original]]...
4th Nov '17 2:41:37 AM jormis29
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* Music/GaMetal has remixed some pretty weird songs, for example, there's a medley of tunes from ''VideoGame/BionicCommando'' and, even stranger, the FinalBoss theme from ''[=McDonald's=] Treasure Land Adventure'' of all things. Fittingly, the latter one was done as an AprilFoolsDay special, but it is a real song.

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* Music/GaMetal has remixed some pretty weird songs, for example, there's a medley of tunes from ''VideoGame/BionicCommando'' and, even stranger, the FinalBoss theme from ''[=McDonald's=] Treasure Land Adventure'' ''VideoGame/McDonaldsTreasureLandAdventure'' of all things. Fittingly, the latter one was done as an AprilFoolsDay special, but it is a real song.
16th Oct '17 6:48:00 PM WolfThunder
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* Amongst the characters seen on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'' are Space Cabbie (an obscure Silver Age character who's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin), ComicBook/JohnConstantine (a traditionally very much unkid-friendly character prone to swearing, chain smoking, and screwing people over), ComicBook/SwampThing (whose stories ever since Creator/AlanMoore's run are also very unkid-friendly and who Constantine spun off from), ''[[ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders Outsiders]]'' foes the Nuclear Family, Carmine Falcone (though time travel was involved in that one, but still he's a foe from Batman's [[ComicBook/BatmanYearOne in-universe]] [[ComicBook/TheLongHalloween early years]] and a normal mafia don, which is normally outside of the League's greater purview), ''ComicBook/HouseOfMystery'' host Cain, Dex-Starr ([[YouGottaHaveBlueHair a blue-furred house cat from Earth]] who's a member of the Red Lantern Corps), and Superman Red/Superman Blue (an old Silver Age ImaginaryStory and subsequent part of the Electric Superman phase and [[spoiler:''ComicBook/SupermaReborn]], where Superman spilt off into two beings, one of whom is red and the other blue).

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* Amongst the characters seen on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'' are Space Cabbie (an obscure Silver Age character who's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin), ComicBook/JohnConstantine (a traditionally very much unkid-friendly character prone to swearing, chain smoking, and screwing people over), ComicBook/SwampThing (whose stories ever since Creator/AlanMoore's run are also very unkid-friendly and who Constantine spun off from), ''[[ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders Outsiders]]'' foes the Nuclear Family, Carmine Falcone (though time travel was involved in that one, but still he's a foe from Batman's [[ComicBook/BatmanYearOne in-universe]] [[ComicBook/TheLongHalloween early years]] and a normal mafia don, which is normally outside of the League's greater purview), ''ComicBook/HouseOfMystery'' host Cain, Dex-Starr ([[YouGottaHaveBlueHair a blue-furred house cat from Earth]] who's a member of the Red Lantern Corps), and Superman Red/Superman Blue (an old Silver Age ImaginaryStory and subsequent part of the [[DorkAge infamous]] Electric Superman phase and [[spoiler:''ComicBook/SupermaReborn]], [[spoiler:''ComicBook/SupermanReborn]], where Superman spilt split off into two beings, one of whom is red and the other blue).
15th Oct '17 10:35:08 PM Anicomicgeek
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/OkKOLetsBeHeroes'' features guest appearances from characters from ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'', including Captain Planet himself, Kwame and Dr. Blight.
15th Oct '17 10:28:46 PM Anicomicgeek
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* Amongst the characters seen on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'' are Space Cabbie (an obscure Silver Age character who's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin), ComicBook/JohnConstantine (a traditionally very much unkid-friendly character prone to swearing, chain smoking, and screwing people over), ComicBook/SwampThing (whose stories ever since Creator/AlanMoore's run are also very unkid-friendly and who Constantine spun off from), ''[[ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders Outsiders]]'' foes the Nuclear Family, Carmine Falcone (though time travel was involved in that one, but still he's a foe from Batman's [[ComicBook/BatmanYearOne in-universe]] [[ComicBook/TheLongHalloween early years]] and a normal mafia don, which is normally outside of the League's greater purview), ''ComicBook/HouseOfMystery'' host Cain, and Dex-Starr ([[YouGottaHaveBlueHair a blue-furred house cat from Earth]] who's a member of the Red Lantern Corps).

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* Amongst the characters seen on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'' are Space Cabbie (an obscure Silver Age character who's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin), ComicBook/JohnConstantine (a traditionally very much unkid-friendly character prone to swearing, chain smoking, and screwing people over), ComicBook/SwampThing (whose stories ever since Creator/AlanMoore's run are also very unkid-friendly and who Constantine spun off from), ''[[ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders Outsiders]]'' foes the Nuclear Family, Carmine Falcone (though time travel was involved in that one, but still he's a foe from Batman's [[ComicBook/BatmanYearOne in-universe]] [[ComicBook/TheLongHalloween early years]] and a normal mafia don, which is normally outside of the League's greater purview), ''ComicBook/HouseOfMystery'' host Cain, and Dex-Starr ([[YouGottaHaveBlueHair a blue-furred house cat from Earth]] who's a member of the Red Lantern Corps).Corps), and Superman Red/Superman Blue (an old Silver Age ImaginaryStory and subsequent part of the Electric Superman phase and [[spoiler:''ComicBook/SupermaReborn]], where Superman spilt off into two beings, one of whom is red and the other blue).
9th Oct '17 1:54:10 PM WolfThunder
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** Late in the run of ''ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'', the Joe team's Ninja Force encountered a group of Red Ninjas with a mysterious leader. A few issues later, the leader was revealed to be [[spoiler:Firefly]]. This was supposed to be a surprise as the character was supposed to be dead at the time. However, the surprise was kind of ruined by the fact that Creator/{{Hasbro}} had just introduced a new action figure of the character.

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** Late in the run of ''ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'', the Joe team's Ninja Force encountered a group of Red Ninjas with a mysterious leader. A few issues later, the leader was revealed to be [[spoiler:Firefly]]. This was supposed to be a surprise as the character was supposed to be dead at the time. However, the surprise time, but it was kind of ruined by the fact that Creator/{{Hasbro}} had just introduced a new action figure of the character.
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