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11th Jun '17 5:11:14 PM nombretomado
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** The undead Mohrg. In the text, it's a skinny corpse with a barbed tongue as the only unusual part. [[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/MM35_gallery/MM35_PG189b.jpg The illustration]] depicts instead a clean skeleton filled with a fleshy worm-like thing vaguely resembling an autopsy picture from ''{{X-Com}}''. Also fixed for 3.5.

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** The undead Mohrg. In the text, it's a skinny corpse with a barbed tongue as the only unusual part. [[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/MM35_gallery/MM35_PG189b.jpg The illustration]] depicts instead a clean skeleton filled with a fleshy worm-like thing vaguely resembling an autopsy picture from ''{{X-Com}}''.''VideoGame/XCom''. Also fixed for 3.5.
25th May '17 5:14:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* Occasionally, it seems that the illustrator didn't even bother turning the page! One well known case is ''The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe'' where the page ended with a line similar to "On the window was a blue bottle" with an illustration showing that and the next page beginning with "fly." Another case from childhood literature involved a character opening a closet and out falls "a skeleton" with accurate illustration followed by the next page clarifying it with "key" although in the latter case, the story jumped around the book with "Go to page X" so the misleading illustration may have been intentional.

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* Occasionally, it seems that the illustrator didn't even bother turning the page! One well known case is ''The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe'' ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' where the page ended with a line similar to "On the window was a blue bottle" with an illustration showing that and the next page beginning with "fly." Another case from childhood literature involved a character opening a closet and out falls "a skeleton" with accurate illustration followed by the next page clarifying it with "key" although in the latter case, the story jumped around the book with "Go to page X" so the misleading illustration may have been intentional.
25th May '17 5:13:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Harry Dresden is always shown on the covers of his books with his three trademark items: his leather duster, his rune carved staff, and his fedora. Problem is, Harry doesn't wear a hat.
** This may be to obscure the model's face so readers won't associate a specific person with the character.
*** WordOfGod says that this has become something of an in-joke between the author and illustrator, with the hat on the cover becoming more prominent and detailed with each book, while inside the pages of said book Harry finds new and interesting ways to stress that he hates hats and would never wear one.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Harry Dresden is always shown on the covers of his books with his three trademark items: his leather duster, his rune carved staff, and his fedora. Problem is, Harry doesn't wear a hat.
** This may be to obscure the model's face so readers won't associate a specific person with the character.
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hat. WordOfGod says that this has become something of an in-joke between the author and illustrator, with the hat on the cover becoming more prominent and detailed with each book, while inside the pages of said book Harry finds new and interesting ways to stress that he hates hats and would never wear one.
25th May '17 5:13:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]] is always shown on the covers of his books with his three trademark items: his leather duster, his rune carved staff, and his fedora. Problem is, Harry doesn't wear a hat.

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* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Harry Dresden]] Dresden is always shown on the covers of his books with his three trademark items: his leather duster, his rune carved staff, and his fedora. Problem is, Harry doesn't wear a hat.
25th May '17 5:12:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* The newer cover illustration of ''[[TheGreatBrain Me And My Little Brain]]'' is of Frankie smashing J.D.'s toys with a hammer. Not only does this not happen in the book, one of the toys is an airplane. The story takes place in 1897.

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* The newer cover illustration of ''[[TheGreatBrain ''[[Literature/TheGreatBrain Me And My Little Brain]]'' is of Frankie smashing J.D.'s toys with a hammer. Not only does this not happen in the book, one of the toys is an airplane. The story takes place in 1897.
3rd May '17 4:03:29 PM Golondrina
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* In the [[TabletopGame/TheDresdenFiles Dresden Files]] roleplaying game, nobody told the artist that Harry's "Blue Beetle" is actually multicoloured (as it got repaired using off-colour parts), so he drew an actually blue Beetle. This is explained in scribbled comments in the margin, since the rulebook is presented as [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis a draft written by one of the characters]].

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* In the [[TabletopGame/TheDresdenFiles ''[[TabletopGame/TheDresdenFiles Dresden Files]] Files]]'' roleplaying game, nobody told the artist that Harry's "Blue Beetle" is actually multicoloured (as it got repaired using off-colour parts), so he drew an actually blue Beetle. This is explained in scribbled comments in the margin, since the rulebook is presented as [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis a draft written by one of the characters]].
3rd May '17 3:23:10 PM Golondrina
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* In ''MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', Paz complains at one point about how she doesn't have to worry about sunburn, not like 'pale-skinned Anglo-Saxons'. Her character is depicted in game with [[PhenotypeStereotype much lighter skin than anyone else, blond hair and blue eyes]].

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* In ''MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', Paz complains at one point about how she doesn't have to worry about sunburn, not like 'pale-skinned Anglo-Saxons'. Her character is depicted in game with [[PhenotypeStereotype much lighter skin than anyone else, blond hair and blue eyes]].
8th Apr '17 11:04:09 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheRailwaySeries'': the main original illustrator, Reginald Dalby, 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'': ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'': the main original illustrator, Reginald Dalby, 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."
4th Apr '17 6:03:59 PM nombretomado
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** 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 showed ''Mater's'' picture instead.

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** 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 [[WesternAnimation/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 showed ''Mater's'' picture instead.
17th Feb '17 8:13:53 AM Someoneman
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* In the second case of ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2'', the killer attempted to frame [[spoiler:Hiyoko]] by placing a [[spoiler:gummy bear]] near the scene of the crime. You prove this by presenting [[spoiler:a bag of the only brand of gummy bears Hiyoko likes]] and pointing out that [[spoiler:the gummy bear left at the scene of the crime was yellow, and the bag of gummy bears does not contain any yellow bears]]. Except the illustration for the [[spoiler:bag of gummy bears]] clearly shows some [[spoiler:yellow bears]].
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