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12th Jul '16 11:22:51 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The novelization of "The Battle for the Badge" represents the fight between Ash's Pidgeotto and a Rhydon as a fight between a Pidgeot and a ''[[TheyJustDidntCare Nidoking]]''.

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** The novelization of "The Battle for the Badge" represents the fight between Ash's Pidgeotto and a Rhydon as a fight between a Pidgeot and a ''[[TheyJustDidntCare Nidoking]]''.''Nidoking''.



* Read the ''Avengers / Transformers'' crossover and see how many times the illustrations don't match the text. The worst is when they can't correctly label the characters. Second-worst is when Cap doesn't know what an F-15 looks like. By the time you're halfway through, its safe to say TheyJustDidntCare.

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* Read the ''Avengers / Transformers'' crossover and see how many times the illustrations don't match the text. The worst is when they can't correctly label the characters. Second-worst is when Cap doesn't know what an F-15 looks like. By the time you're halfway through, its safe to say TheyJustDidntCare.



* ''TheRailwaySeries'': the main original illustrator, Reginald Dalby, [[TheyJustDidntCare really didn't care]] about a kids' book that [[ItWillNeverCatchOn would be forgotten in ten years]]. He annoyed {{worldbuilding}} author Reverend Awdry with inaccurate settings, oddly proportioned characters, and Henry being drawn interchangeably with Edward and Gordon. Dalby quit after a note from Awdry telling him not to make Percy look like a "green caterpillar with red stripes."

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* ''TheRailwaySeries'': the main original illustrator, Reginald Dalby, [[TheyJustDidntCare really didn't care]] care about a kids' book that [[ItWillNeverCatchOn would be forgotten in ten years]]. He annoyed {{worldbuilding}} author Reverend Awdry with inaccurate settings, oddly proportioned characters, and Henry being drawn interchangeably with Edward and Gordon. Dalby quit after a note from Awdry telling him not to make Percy look like a "green caterpillar with red stripes."



** The weapons depicted in the ''Player's Handbook'' look plain ridiculous. And not just the inherently absurd, made-up ones like the Dire Flail, either - it's pretty clear the illustrator has never even seen a perfectly ordinary sword or war axe. Apparently [[TheyJustDidntCare he was too busy]] to spend five minutes googling for references.

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** The weapons depicted in the ''Player's Handbook'' look plain ridiculous. And not just the inherently absurd, made-up ones like the Dire Flail, either - it's pretty clear the illustrator has never even seen a perfectly ordinary sword or war axe. Apparently [[TheyJustDidntCare he was too busy]] busy to spend five minutes googling for references.



** Or like in one episode, Michelangelo had been captured but it didn't stop two of the turtles from wearing orange in two different shots. Even when it mattered to the plot, TheyJustDidntCare.

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** Or like in one episode, Michelangelo had been captured but it didn't stop two of the turtles from wearing orange in two different shots. Even when it mattered to the plot, TheyJustDidntCare.
9th Jul '16 2:31:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' books were ''full'' of these, though most of the time, it was due to the editors not being familiar with the story, and not knowing which already rendered promotional image goes where. The most common error was depicting the wrong [[MaskOfPower mask]], or using movie stills that didn't match the captions, but the most infamous and baffling mistake has to be the [[CoversAlwaysLie cover art]] of the book titled ''Dark Hunters'', featuring characters who had nothin to do with the titular organization. These can be classified as printing errors, though, being the mistakes of unreliable editors. The ''BIONICLE: World'' book, on the other hand, was illustrated with brand-new images, some of which ''did'' suffer from unreliable illustrators. For example, the being Karzahni, described as a black and gold colored, dark and empty-eyed freak, turned into a blue and green monstrosity, with brightly glowing yellow eyes.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' books were ''full'' of these, though most of the time, it was due to the editors not being familiar with the story, and not knowing which already rendered promotional image goes where. The most common error was depicting the wrong [[MaskOfPower mask]], or using movie stills that didn't match the captions, but the most infamous and baffling mistake has to be the [[CoversAlwaysLie cover art]] of the book titled ''Dark Hunters'', featuring characters who had nothin to do with the titular organization. These can be classified as printing errors, though, being the mistakes of unreliable editors. The ''BIONICLE: World'' book, on the other hand, was illustrated with brand-new images, some of which ''did'' suffer from unreliable illustrators. For example, the being Karzahni, described as a black and gold colored, dark and empty-eyed freak, turned into a blue and green monstrosity, with brightly glowing yellow eyes.
9th Jul '16 2:31:42 PM nombretomado
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* The final ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' graphic novel, ''Legends of Bara Magna'', had a couple of noticeable goof-ups:

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* The final ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Bionicle}}'' graphic novel, ''Legends of Bara Magna'', had a couple of noticeable goof-ups:
28th Jun '16 8:48:33 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** The tie-in storybook based on the sequel had Holly Shiftwell actually smashing apart an entire clock face while attempting to fly out of Big Bentley during the climax (in the actual movie, she only smashed apart the "5" during her escape), while Professor Z was still wearing his monocle after being captured and arrested by Finn McMissile (in the actual movie, Z actually lost his monocle while attempting to escape from McMissile, and said monocle was presumably destroyed when McMissile blew up Z's battleship, Tony Trihull).

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** The tie-in storybook based on the sequel had Holly Shiftwell actually smashing apart an entire clock face while attempting to fly out of Big Bentley during the climax (in the actual movie, she only smashed apart the "5" during her escape), while Professor Z was still wearing his monocle after being captured and arrested by Finn McMissile [=McMissile=] (in the actual movie, Z actually lost his monocle while attempting to escape from McMissile, [=McMissile=], and said monocle was presumably destroyed when McMissile [=McMissile=] blew up Z's battleship, Tony Trihull).
24th Feb '16 11:20:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* The official website for ''DinosaurTrain'' apparently described Deinonychus as having feathers on his body, but the show's artwork [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology didn't show]] ''[[ArtisticLicensePaleontology any]]'' [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology feathers on his body at all!]]

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* The official website for ''DinosaurTrain'' ''WesternAnimation/DinosaurTrain'' apparently described Deinonychus as having feathers on his body, but the show's artwork [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology didn't show]] ''[[ArtisticLicensePaleontology any]]'' [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology feathers on his body at all!]]
30th Jan '16 6:51:43 PM Everdream
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** Also, [[http://pokememes.memebase.com/2011/10/19/pokmon-someone-should-be-fired/ there is a illustration]] in which Piplup is labeled correctly, but Charmander is labeled as "Treecko", Mew as "Shinx", and Chikorita as ''"Croagun."''

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** Also, [[http://pokememes.memebase.com/2011/10/19/pokmon-someone-should-be-fired/ there is a illustration]] in which Piplup is labeled correctly, but Charmander is labeled as "Treecko", Mew as "Shinx", and Chikorita as ''"Croagun."''"'' All completely different looking Pokemon. That last one isn't even spelled right, it's a misspelling of Croagunk. The mind boggles how this happened.
30th Jan '16 5:41:51 PM Everdream
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* The music video for the song "Pokerap" from the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} ''Pokemon'' anime]] showed Poliwag when the song mentioned Poliwrath, and Geodude when it mentioned Graveler.

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* The music video for the song "Pokerap" from the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} ''Pokemon'' anime]] ''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon anime]]'' showed Poliwag when the song mentioned Poliwrath, and Geodude when it mentioned Graveler.
5th Nov '15 9:17:53 AM nombretomado
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* In ''TheMightyThor'' #499 Thor is in Asgard with three characters named Kim, Annie, and Sylvia. Then Sylvia goes missing... or at least they talk about her going missing but the artist kept drawing her into the panel! Kim's hair and outfit change from panel to panel as well. More here: [[http://daveslongbox.blogspot.com/2005/07/thor-499-marvel-comics-1996-part-one_11.html]] [[http://daveslongbox.blogspot.com/2005/07/thor-499-marvel-comics-1996-part-two.html]]

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* In ''TheMightyThor'' ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' #499 Thor is in Asgard with three characters named Kim, Annie, and Sylvia. Then Sylvia goes missing... or at least they talk about her going missing but the artist kept drawing her into the panel! Kim's hair and outfit change from panel to panel as well. More here: [[http://daveslongbox.blogspot.com/2005/07/thor-499-marvel-comics-1996-part-one_11.html]] [[http://daveslongbox.blogspot.com/2005/07/thor-499-marvel-comics-1996-part-two.html]]
5th Oct '15 11:37:42 AM Midna
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* The music video for the song "Pokerap" from the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} ''Pokemon'' anime]] for some reason showed Poliwag when the song mentioned Poliwrath, and Geodude when it mentioned Graveler.
** The anime episode guide in the official Pokemon website for some reason had some of the screenshots shown in the wrong episodes!

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* The music video for the song "Pokerap" from the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} ''Pokemon'' anime]] for some reason showed Poliwag when the song mentioned Poliwrath, and Geodude when it mentioned Graveler.
** The anime episode guide in the official Pokemon website for some reason had some of the screenshots shown in the wrong episodes!



* A tie-in storybook, ''A Tale of Two Brothers'', based on Disney's ''Disney/TheLionKing'' focusing on Mufasa's childhood for some reason described his father Ahadi as having brown fur, a black mane, and green eyes (just like Scar, the series' would-be BigBad), but the illustrations show him with gold fur, a brown mane, and brown eyes, like Mufasa.

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* A tie-in storybook, ''A Tale of Two Brothers'', based on Disney's ''Disney/TheLionKing'' focusing on Mufasa's childhood for some reason described his father Ahadi as having brown fur, a black mane, and green eyes (just like Scar, the series' would-be BigBad), but the illustrations show him with gold fur, a brown mane, and brown eyes, like Mufasa.



* Lampshaded in ''VideoGame/Stinkoman20X6'', where Harvax XVII, a boss for some reason is actually described in the Stinkomanual as a "small but speedy octopus", but the boss actually resembles a large gangster robot. He even points out the error by saying, "This description is ALL WRONG!" The description DOES fit an actual enemy (an octopus robot that was not covered in the Stinkomanual) encountered in the game and the rest of the enemies in the previously mentioned level consist mostly of FlyingSeafoodSpecial.

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* Lampshaded in ''VideoGame/Stinkoman20X6'', where Harvax XVII, a boss for some reason is actually described in the Stinkomanual as a "small but speedy octopus", but the boss actually resembles a large gangster robot. He even points out the error by saying, "This description is ALL WRONG!" The description DOES fit an actual enemy (an octopus robot that was not covered in the Stinkomanual) encountered in the game and the rest of the enemies in the previously mentioned level consist mostly of FlyingSeafoodSpecial.



* The toy version of DJ from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' for some reason has blue stripes on his body unlike the green ones he had in the movie. Adding to this was the fact that his official artwork (which was extremely film-accurate) is actually shown on the toy's blister package. Later versions of the toy show him in his correct colors, but unfortunately, those were actually variants (Impounded DJ, lenticular eyes DJ, and metallic DJ). It wasn't until the release of a Toys "R" Us-exclusive toy set, as well as a UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}}-exclusive 4-pack in which "classic eyes" DJ was actually shown in his correct colors.
** Happened in a different way with the "Drift Party Mater" (based on Mater's final form at the end of ''Tokyo Mater'') toy from the [[PixarShorts ''Cars Toons'']] toyline, where the toy version of said character was correct, but the artwork showed Mater ''before'' the drift race began. Another infamous example would be the toy of a DJ-lookalike, which for some reason, showed ''Mater's'' picture instead.
** The tie-in storybook based on the sequel for some reason had Holly Shiftwell actually smashing apart an entire clock face while attempting to fly out of Big Bentley during the climax (in the actual movie, she only smashed apart the "5" during her escape), while Professor Z was still wearing his monocle after being captured and arrested by Finn McMissile (in the actual movie, Z actually lost his monocle while attempting to escape from McMissile, and said monocle was presumably destroyed when McMissile blew up Z's battleship, Tony Trihull).

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* The toy version of DJ from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' for some reason has blue stripes on his body unlike the green ones he had in the movie. Adding to this was the fact that his official artwork (which was extremely film-accurate) is actually shown on the toy's blister package. Later versions of the toy show him in his correct colors, but unfortunately, those were actually variants (Impounded DJ, lenticular eyes DJ, and metallic DJ). It wasn't until the release of a Toys "R" Us-exclusive toy set, as well as a UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}}-exclusive 4-pack in which "classic eyes" DJ was actually shown in his correct colors.
** Happened in a different way with the "Drift Party Mater" (based on Mater's final form at the end of ''Tokyo Mater'') toy from the [[PixarShorts ''Cars Toons'']] toyline, where the toy version of said character was correct, but the artwork showed Mater ''before'' the drift race began. Another infamous example would be the toy of a DJ-lookalike, which for some reason, showed ''Mater's'' picture instead.
** The tie-in storybook based on the sequel for some reason had Holly Shiftwell actually smashing apart an entire clock face while attempting to fly out of Big Bentley during the climax (in the actual movie, she only smashed apart the "5" during her escape), while Professor Z was still wearing his monocle after being captured and arrested by Finn McMissile (in the actual movie, Z actually lost his monocle while attempting to escape from McMissile, and said monocle was presumably destroyed when McMissile blew up Z's battleship, Tony Trihull).
29th Jul '15 3:10:28 PM StFan
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* TheComicsCurmudgeon occasionally points this out when comic panels are inappropriately colored or illustrated.



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* ''Blog/TheComicsCurmudgeon'' occasionally points this out when comic panels are inappropriately colored or illustrated.
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