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25th Jun '17 1:08:05 PM comicwriter
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** When the part of the 90's ''[[Comicbook/TheDefenders Secret Defenders]]'' series (which Deadpool as a member) was finally collected in 2017, it was titled ''Deadpool and the Secret Defenders''.

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** When the part of the 90's ''[[Comicbook/TheDefenders Secret Defenders]]'' series (which Deadpool as a member) was finally collected as a trade paperback in 2017, it was titled ''Deadpool and the Secret Defenders''.
25th Jun '17 1:07:10 PM comicwriter
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** When the part of the 90's ''[[Comicbook/TheDefenders Secret Defenders]]'' series (which Deadpool as a member) was finally collected in 2017, it was titled ''Deadpool and the Secret Defenders''.
17th Jun '17 10:47:24 AM nombretomado
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* Music/EltonJohn, particularly in TheSeventies, was a very successful and high-profile entertainer with multiple demographics and a larger-than-life image. His albums sold astronomically and/or had rave reviews, his tendency for flamboyance was at an all-time high, and he always seemed to be in the news or creating controversy with his outspokenness or humor. High-profile friendships with Music/JohnLennon, [[{{Tennis}} Billie Jean King]] and Music/RodStewart also gave him notoriety, along with his ownership/management of [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball British soccer club Watford F.C.]] His [[OneSceneWonder appearance]] in [[Music/TheWho The Who's]] 1975 [[TheMusical rock musical]] adaption of ''Film/{{Tommy}}'' as the "Local Lad" in "Pinball Wizard" was considered ''the'' highlight of the movie, and Elton's [[CoveredUp cover of the song]] outsold the original. Similarly to Collins, this may have led to much of the CriticalBacklash and HypeBacklash against him by the end of that decade (middling albums and his [[SuddenlySexuality outing in 1976]] didn't help. Although he had major [[CareerResurrection comebacks]] in TheEighties and TheNineties, often they were led by equal levels of backlash as his profile increased.

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* Music/EltonJohn, particularly in TheSeventies, was a very successful and high-profile entertainer with multiple demographics and a larger-than-life image. His albums sold astronomically and/or had rave reviews, his tendency for flamboyance was at an all-time high, and he always seemed to be in the news or creating controversy with his outspokenness or humor. High-profile friendships with Music/JohnLennon, [[{{Tennis}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}} Billie Jean King]] and Music/RodStewart also gave him notoriety, along with his ownership/management of [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball British soccer club Watford F.C.]] His [[OneSceneWonder appearance]] in [[Music/TheWho The Who's]] 1975 [[TheMusical rock musical]] adaption of ''Film/{{Tommy}}'' as the "Local Lad" in "Pinball Wizard" was considered ''the'' highlight of the movie, and Elton's [[CoveredUp cover of the song]] outsold the original. Similarly to Collins, this may have led to much of the CriticalBacklash and HypeBacklash against him by the end of that decade (middling albums and his [[SuddenlySexuality outing in 1976]] didn't help. Although he had major [[CareerResurrection comebacks]] in TheEighties and TheNineties, often they were led by equal levels of backlash as his profile increased.
13th Jun '17 3:30:45 AM Hjortron18
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** The studio did the same thing for ''Film/DoctorStrange'', with one TV spot showing prominent shots of Iron Man's helmet, Thor's hammer and Cap's shield, likely for the same reasons as ''Film/AntMan''. Another TV spot took this even further by using recycled footage from ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. Furthermore, one TV spot (narrated by Creator/BenedictCumberbatch himself) [[ItMakesSenseInContext depicts the Avengers as dogs]] and then ending with...[[PunnyName Dogtor Strange]]. Yet ''another'' spot has Cumberbatch analyzing the injuries of the cast of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''.

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** The studio did the same thing for ''Film/DoctorStrange'', ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'', with one TV spot showing prominent shots of Iron Man's helmet, Thor's hammer and Cap's shield, likely for the same reasons as ''Film/AntMan''. Another TV spot took this even further by using recycled footage from ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. Furthermore, one TV spot (narrated by Creator/BenedictCumberbatch himself) [[ItMakesSenseInContext depicts the Avengers as dogs]] and then ending with...[[PunnyName Dogtor Strange]]. Yet ''another'' spot has Cumberbatch analyzing the injuries of the cast of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''.
3rd Jun '17 6:33:47 PM merotoker
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* Lampshaded in ''Avengers and the Infinity Gauntlet'', an all-ages retelling of ''Comicbook/TheInfinityGauntlet''. When selecting a team of heroes to investigate the cosmic disturbance Comicbook/{{Thanos}} has caused, the Invisible Woman selects Comicbook/MsMarvel for her powers, leadership skills and familiarity with space, Comicbook/SpiderMan for his intellect and scientific know-how, Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk for his raw strength, and Wolverine "because he's on every super hero team."

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* Lampshaded in ''Avengers and the Infinity Gauntlet'', an all-ages retelling of ''Comicbook/TheInfinityGauntlet''. When selecting a team of heroes to investigate the cosmic disturbance Comicbook/{{Thanos}} has caused, the Invisible Woman selects Comicbook/MsMarvel for her powers, leadership skills and familiarity with space, Comicbook/SpiderMan for his intellect and scientific know-how, Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk for his raw strength, and Wolverine "because he's on every super hero team."



* For 2015 Marvel's relaunch called ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel, Wolverine remains dead...Which means someone will have to take over his identity. Enter Logan's OppositeSexClone and adopted daughter, Laura Kinney aka Comicbook/{{X 23}}. The All-New Wolverine. She is featured in two books (solo and team book All New X-Men). But that's not all, because the popular alternate version of Logan, Old Man Logan, finds his way into the 616 Universe as well. Like Laura, in two books (solo and Extraordinary X-Men). That's four books featuring Wolverine in some capacity ([[UpToEleven all the X-line sans Deadpool actually]]). Amusingly enough, ''All-New Wolverine'' actually ''inverts'' the trope: Comicbook/{{Taskmaster}}, Comicbook/DoctorStrange and Comicbook/TheWasp all make guest appearances in the first arc to help establish Laura in the role of Wolverine. As of ''Comicbook/{{Resurrxion}}'', Jimmy Hudson, Wolverine's son and [[LegacyCharacter successor]] from the UltimateMarvel universe, is now part of the 616 universe too.
* One ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk collection appears to do this at first, featuring Wolverine and only Wolverine on the cover. Only when you look carefully at his claws do you realize you can see the Hulk reflected in them.

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* For 2015 Marvel's relaunch called ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel, Wolverine remains dead...Which means someone will have to take over his identity. Enter Logan's OppositeSexClone and adopted daughter, Laura Kinney aka Comicbook/{{X 23}}. The All-New Wolverine. She is featured in two books (solo and team book All New X-Men). But that's not all, because the popular alternate version of Logan, Old Man Logan, finds his way into the 616 Universe as well. Like Laura, in two books (solo and Extraordinary X-Men). That's four books featuring Wolverine in some capacity ([[UpToEleven all the X-line sans Deadpool actually]]). Amusingly enough, ''All-New Wolverine'' actually ''inverts'' the trope: Comicbook/{{Taskmaster}}, Comicbook/DoctorStrange and Comicbook/TheWasp all make guest appearances in the first arc to help establish Laura in the role of Wolverine. As of ''Comicbook/{{Resurrxion}}'', Jimmy Hudson, Wolverine's son and [[LegacyCharacter successor]] from the UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe, is now part of the 616 universe too.
* One ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk ComicBook/IncredibleHulk collection appears to do this at first, featuring Wolverine and only Wolverine on the cover. Only when you look carefully at his claws do you realize you can see the Hulk reflected in them.



* And extending into animated adaptations, we have ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen''.
** In fairness, this show was originally going to be simply a Wolverine solo series. The rest of the X-Men were added later.
** A ''Wolverine and the X-Men'' comic launched a few years later, featuring Wolvie at the helm of a new mutant academy, leading his splinter version of the X-Men after an internal struggle led to the population of Utopia siding with either him or Cyclops.

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* And extending into animated adaptations, we have ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen''.
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''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen''. In fairness, this show was originally going to be simply a Wolverine solo series. The rest of the X-Men were added later.
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later. A ''Wolverine and the X-Men'' ''ComicBook/WolverineAndTheXMen'' comic launched a few years later, featuring Wolvie at the helm of a new mutant academy, leading his splinter version of the X-Men after an internal struggle led to the population of Utopia siding with either him or Cyclops.



*** Lampshaded as well in the first appearance of Yellowjacket in ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' (who, [[LateArrivalSpoiler as you should know by now]], was actually Henry Pym with a double-personality crisis). After introducing the characters, we have two pages with J.J.Jameson praising the new hero and Spider-Man making fun remarks from the window. Then, the caption text reminds us that it was an Avengers comic book, and continued with them. Spider-Man's influence in the actual plot? [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse Zero]].

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*** Lampshaded as well in the first appearance of Yellowjacket in ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' (who, [[LateArrivalSpoiler as you should know by now]], was actually Henry Pym with a double-personality crisis). After introducing the characters, we have two pages with J.J. Jameson praising the new hero and Spider-Man making fun remarks from the window. Then, the caption text reminds us that it was an Avengers comic book, and continued with them. Spider-Man's influence in the actual plot? [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse Zero]].



* The villain ComicBook/{{Venom}} from the Comicbook/SpiderMan comic was so popular that he was turned into a NinetiesAntiHero, then given endless cameos and mini-series. When he began to feel over-exposed, the writers created the new character Comicbook/{{Carnage}} (a DarkerAndEdgier version of Venom-- think about it, darker and edgier than a ''brain-eating fanged BodyHorror'', they had to make Carnage totally AxCrazy and covered in blood) and repeated the process all over again.
** To give you an idea of this, he's advertised on the cover of one of the ''Comicbook/{{Quasar}}'' tie-ins to ''Acts of Vengeance'' as though he's a prominent part of the story. He shows up at the very beginning of the issue, is defeated within ''two pages'', and then never appears again.

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* The villain ComicBook/{{Venom}} from the Comicbook/SpiderMan comic was so popular that he was turned into a NinetiesAntiHero, then given endless cameos and mini-series. When he began to feel over-exposed, the writers created the new character Comicbook/{{Carnage}} (a DarkerAndEdgier version of Venom-- think about it, darker and edgier than a ''brain-eating fanged BodyHorror'', they had to make Carnage totally AxCrazy and covered in blood) and repeated the process all over again.
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To give you an idea of this, he's advertised on [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/marveldatabase/images/6/62/Quasar_Vol_1_6.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20080825135251 the cover cover]] of one of the ''Comicbook/{{Quasar}}'' tie-ins to ''Acts of Vengeance'' as though he's a prominent part of the story. He shows up at the very beginning of the issue, is defeated within ''two pages'', and then never appears again. When he began to feel over-exposed, the writers created the new character Comicbook/{{Carnage}} (a DarkerAndEdgier version of Venom-- think about it, darker and edgier than a ''brain-eating fanged BodyHorror'', they had to make Carnage totally AxCrazy and covered in blood) and repeated the process all over again.



* DonaldDuck is on most of the covers of ''Walt Disney's Comics and Stories''. Somewhat fair, since he's also probably has at least one story in every one of them, but there are a few times where the cover art in question is actually from a story that isn't actually published in said issue.
* Wildstorm also tried to pull this off with [[ComicBook/WildCATs Grifter, Zealot]] and, later, [[ComicBook/TheAuthority Midnighter]], by having them make as many guest appearances as possible. Grifter and Midnighter actually starred in ''two'' miniseries just about them teaming up! Generally the best way to tell if a comic was in trouble was by how prominently Grifter appeared on the cover. When Wildstorm was still an Image imprint, Grifter and Zealot shared the spotlight with ComicBook/{{Spawn}} and [[ComicBook/{{Youngblood}} Badrock]]. Badrock is an oddity in that his solo series was short-lived and he's much better known for Youngblood, but he was the star of the ''Marvel Team Up''-like ''Badrock and Company'' and has had many crossover minis -- including ones with Wolverine ''and'' Grifter!
* ComicBook/EmmaFrost has been appearing in a great deal of comics, often [[{{Fanservice}} just so that she can be there]]. The worst example is the time when she showed up in one page of one issue of White Tiger's miniseries to tell her that white wasn't her color (after several thugs had mistaken her for Emma... because a dark-haired Hispanic woman and a blonde Caucasian woman are ''so'' alike).

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* DonaldDuck WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck is on most of the covers of ''Walt Disney's Comics and Stories''. Somewhat fair, since he's also probably has at least one story in every one of them, but there are a few times where the cover art in question is actually from a story that isn't actually published in said issue.
* Wildstorm Creator/{{Wildstorm}} also tried to pull this off with [[ComicBook/WildCATs Grifter, Zealot]] and, later, [[ComicBook/TheAuthority Midnighter]], by having them make as many guest appearances as possible. Grifter and Midnighter actually starred in ''two'' miniseries just about them teaming up! Generally the best way to tell if a comic was in trouble was by how prominently Grifter appeared on the cover. When Wildstorm was still an Image imprint, Grifter and Zealot shared the spotlight with ComicBook/{{Spawn}} and [[ComicBook/{{Youngblood}} Badrock]]. Badrock is an oddity in that his solo series was short-lived and he's much better known for Youngblood, but he was the star of the ''Marvel Team Up''-like ''Badrock and Company'' and has had many crossover minis -- including ones with Wolverine ''and'' Grifter!
* ComicBook/EmmaFrost has been appearing in a great deal of comics, often [[{{Fanservice}} just so that she can be there]]. The worst example is the time when she showed up in one page of one issue of White Tiger's ComicBook/WhiteTiger's miniseries to tell her that white wasn't her color (after several thugs had mistaken her for Emma... because a dark-haired Hispanic woman and a blonde Caucasian woman are ''so'' alike).



* Villains have started getting in the act too. ComicBook/TheHood and ComicBook/NormanOsborn especially. Doctor Doom did it before them though; he was even the first villain defeated by ComicBook/SquirrelGirl.

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* Villains have started getting in the act too. ComicBook/TheHood and ComicBook/NormanOsborn especially. Doctor Doom ComicBook/DoctorDoom did it before them though; he was even the first villain defeated by ComicBook/SquirrelGirl.



* Phil Coulson is a weird example of a CanonForeigner-turned-CanonImmigrant who benefits from this. Not only did he get [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD his own TV show]], but he appeared as a major character in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' (until he was PutOnABus in Season 3), was a main character in ''ComicBook/SecretAvengers'' and ''[[Comicbook/UltimateFantasticFour Ultimate FF]]'', and has become the go-to guy to use whenever ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} makes a guest appearance in any other series.

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* [[Characters/MCUSHIELDLeadership Phil Coulson Coulson]] is a weird example of a CanonForeigner-turned-CanonImmigrant who benefits from this. Not only did he get [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD his own TV show]], but he appeared as a major character in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' (until he was PutOnABus in Season 3), was a main character in ''ComicBook/SecretAvengers'' and ''[[Comicbook/UltimateFantasticFour Ultimate FF]]'', and has become the go-to guy to use whenever ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} makes a guest appearance in any other series.



** ''Wreck-It Ralph'' is about video game characters, both original and already famous from other titles. So while the story only deals with Disney's original characters created for the film, a lot of posters prominently featured SonicTheHedgehog, Zangief, M. Bison, Q*bert, Clyde the Pac-Man Ghost, and Bowser in them, even though they only have seconds to minutes of screentime for each of them. Calhoun, one of the four major characters, didn't even make it onto the front cover of the DVD case because of all space taken up by the extras.
** In-Universe, it's PlayedForDrama[[spoiler:/Averted; Ralph seeing Vanellope's picture on the console is what causes him to realize that she is supposed to be in the game]].

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** ''Wreck-It Ralph'' is about video game characters, both original and already famous from other titles. So while the story only deals with Disney's original characters created for the film, a lot of posters prominently featured SonicTheHedgehog, Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog, Zangief, M. Bison, Q*bert, Clyde the Pac-Man Ghost, and Bowser in them, even though they only have seconds to minutes of screentime for each of them. Calhoun, one of the four major characters, didn't even make it onto the front cover of the DVD case because of all space taken up by the extras.
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extras. In-Universe, it's PlayedForDrama[[spoiler:/Averted; Ralph seeing Vanellope's picture on the console is what causes him to realize that she is supposed to be in the game]].



* ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' stars Robin Williams in a side role. At this point, you don't need to guess who was most heavily featured in teasers - and why many assumed the film would be a wacky family comedy rather than the environmental drama it really was.
* ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'' heavily advertised GeorgeTakei, to the point that in some trailers, he got higher billing than MatthewMcconaughey. In reality, he played a minor villager in the beginning and end the film.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' stars Robin Williams Creator/RobinWilliams in a side role. At this point, you don't need to guess who was most heavily featured in teasers - and [[NeverTrustATrailer why many assumed the film would be a wacky family comedy rather than the environmental drama it really was.
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* ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'' heavily advertised GeorgeTakei, Creator/GeorgeTakei, to the point that in some trailers, he got higher billing than MatthewMcconaughey.Creator/MatthewMcConaughey. In reality, he played a minor villager in the beginning and end the film.



* Creator/JackNicholson became (at the time) the highest-salaried actor in film history for his performance as ComicBook/TheJoker in ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (1989), even getting a share of the film's enormous box-office take. The Warner Brothers studio promoted him as the movie's main star on posters, on videotape boxes, and in the credits of the movie itself. This extended even to DC Comics' official adaptation, which, despite being clearly titled ''Batman'', showed the Joker's face [[EvilOverlooker looming like a godlike apparition over Gotham City]], while a smaller image of Batman himself appears below.

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* Creator/JackNicholson became (at the time) the highest-salaried actor in film history for his performance as ComicBook/TheJoker in ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (1989), even getting a share of the film's enormous box-office take. The Warner Brothers studio Creator/WarnerBros promoted him as the movie's main star on posters, on videotape boxes, and in the credits of the movie itself. This extended even to DC Comics' official adaptation, which, despite being clearly titled ''Batman'', showed the Joker's face [[EvilOverlooker looming like a godlike apparition over Gotham City]], while a smaller image of Batman himself appears below.



* The White Witch, BigBad of ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', has made a cameo in the film versions of both ''Film/PrinceCaspian'' [[spoiler: (when her three worshipers try to force Caspian to resurrect her)]] and ''Film/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' [[spoiler: (as a form taken by the Mist of Evil)]], despite being completely absent from the respective books. (In this case, it has more to do with Tilda Swinton's contract, as she signed on to do and get paid for three films.)

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* The White Witch, BigBad of ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', has made a cameo in the film versions of both ''Film/PrinceCaspian'' [[spoiler: (when her three worshipers try to force Caspian to resurrect her)]] and ''Film/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' [[spoiler: (as a form taken by the Mist of Evil)]], despite being completely absent from the respective books. (In this case, it has more to do with Tilda Swinton's Creator/TildaSwinton's contract, as she signed on to do and get paid for three films.)



* Pee-wee Herman makes a cameo in the 1987 comedy ''Film/BackToTheBeach''. His scene [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment doesn't really advance the plot]] (not that ''Back to the Beach'' had much plot to begin with, anyway), and seems to have been included only because Pee-wee's portrayer, Paul Reubens, was one of the biggest stars in the world at the time. (You'll also notice that he's prominently featured on that movie's video box cover, despite appearing on screen for only a few minutes.)

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* Pee-wee Herman makes a cameo in the 1987 comedy ''Film/BackToTheBeach''. His scene [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment doesn't really advance the plot]] (not that ''Back to the Beach'' had much plot to begin with, anyway), and seems to have been included only because Pee-wee's portrayer, Paul Reubens, Creator/PaulReubens, was one of the biggest stars in the world at the time. (You'll also notice that he's prominently featured on that movie's video box cover, despite appearing on screen for only a few minutes.)



* Based on marketing, you would think Creator/DrewBarrymore was the main character of ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'', when in reality her character [[spoiler:dies several minutes into the movie.]] Despite this, she even received top billing on some promotional material (she was credited toward the end as [[AndStarring "And Drew Barrymore"]] in the actual film).[[note]]She ''was'' originally cast as the lead, Sidney, but due to scheduling issues she had to take the smaller role of Casey instead[[/note]] This was a marketing gimic since they were paying homage to ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' by killing off the supposed main character early on, shocking audiences.

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* Based on marketing, you would think Creator/DrewBarrymore was the main character of ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'', when in reality her character [[spoiler:dies several minutes into the movie.]] Despite this, she even received top billing on some promotional material (she was credited toward the end as [[AndStarring "And Drew Barrymore"]] in the actual film).[[note]]She ''was'' originally cast as the lead, Sidney, but due to scheduling issues she had to take the smaller role of Casey instead[[/note]] This was a marketing gimic gimmick since they were paying homage to ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' by killing off the supposed main character early on, shocking audiences.



*** Lampshaded in said second movie. The final line before the credits roll is Momo telling Tsukasa to stop pestering him because he's "super busy" (the Chou Den-O Trilogy of films soon followed.) Busy doing some Wolverine Publicity, we presume...oh, wait, not just Wolverine Publicity: he's also a Wolverine ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB0JaI7OQQQ Publicist]]''!... and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSHcYSAEf1g he even advertised for]] '''UsefulNotes/McDonalds'''! Choke on that, Wolverine.

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*** Lampshaded in said second movie. The final line before the credits roll is Momo telling Tsukasa to stop pestering him because he's "super busy" (the Chou Den-O Trilogy of films soon followed.) Busy doing some Wolverine Publicity, we presume...oh, wait, not just Wolverine Publicity: he's also a Wolverine ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB0JaI7OQQQ Publicist]]''!... ''Publicist''!... and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSHcYSAEf1g he even advertised for]] for '''UsefulNotes/McDonalds'''! Choke on that, Wolverine.



* Advertisements for [[Series/DrakeAndJosh Merry Christmas Drake and Josh]] on Nick, which focus much more on iCarly stars Miranda Cosgrove and Jerry Trainor, despite their characters relatively minor roles in this show. Heck it won't even say the stars' names until the end, and that's because they're the title characters (and they have to say what show they're advertising).
* Since 1985, Elmo from ''Series/SesameStreet'' has been given more prominence than older characters on the show such as Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster, much to the chagrin of long time fans.

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* Advertisements for [[Series/DrakeAndJosh Merry Christmas Drake and Josh]] on Nick, which focus much more on iCarly ''iCarly'' stars Miranda Cosgrove and Jerry Trainor, despite their characters relatively minor roles in this show. Heck it won't even say the stars' names until the end, and that's because they're the title characters (and they have to say what show they're advertising).
* ''Series/SesameStreet''
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Since 1985, Elmo from ''Series/SesameStreet'' has been given more prominence than older characters on the show such as Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster, much to the chagrin of long time fans.



* A common complaint about the WWE's Wrestling/AttitudeEra was that too much focus was put on Wrestling/VinceMcMahon's own family. He even went so far as to have daughter Stephanie become a part time wrestler and gave an on-air role to his wife Linda, even though neither had any significant experience with the "sport." Luckily, the [=McMahon=] family's Wolverine Publicity slowly declined once The Rock became champion at King of the Ring 2000, and daughter Stephanie was later given the much more appropriate role of general manager.
** This became a problem again in 2001 though with the Invasion storyline. Apparently, they didn't think WWF fans/wrestling fans would be interested in seeing guys from WCW and Wrestling/{{ECW}} wrestle against WWF guys, so they made the whole storyline about Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon and Stephanie trying to take out Vince and take over his company, and it eventually turned into a continuation of the Austin/Vince [=McMahon=] feud, which basically meant it was a rehash of everything the Attitude era had already done long after it had gotten stale in the hopes that it would work twice, which is why this era is generally looked upon as a massive waste of potential.

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* A common complaint about the WWE's Wrestling/AttitudeEra was that too much focus was put on Wrestling/VinceMcMahon's own family. He even went so far as to have daughter Stephanie become a part time wrestler and gave an on-air role to his wife Linda, even though neither had any significant experience with the "sport." Luckily, the [=McMahon=] family's Wolverine Publicity slowly declined once The Rock became champion at King of the Ring 2000, and daughter Stephanie was later given the much more appropriate role of general manager.
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manager. This became a problem again in 2001 though with the Invasion storyline. Apparently, they didn't think WWF fans/wrestling fans would be interested in seeing guys from WCW and Wrestling/{{ECW}} wrestle against WWF guys, so they made the whole storyline about Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon and Stephanie trying to take out Vince and take over his company, and it eventually turned into a continuation of the Austin/Vince [=McMahon=] feud, which basically meant it was a rehash of everything the Attitude era had already done long after it had gotten stale in the hopes that it would work twice, which is why this era is generally looked upon as a massive waste of potential.



* Wrestling/TripleH, circa 2002-2005 (give or take). Led to Pat Patterson quitting after his suggesting using "less Triple H" to stop ratings from falling fell on deaf ears, and led to the [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Bubba Ray Dudley]] line "This is not the Triple H Show!" This criticism actually dates as far back as 1999-2000, when the infamous "Rock vs. Triple H" feud was in full swing. It became so bad, in fact, that when Wrestling/MickFoley became the new WWE commissioner after King Of The Ring 2000, one of the first things he opted to do was reduce Triple H to a midcarder role.
** Even in the time when he wasn't on the show, Spring 2010 to July 2011 (with the exception of the lead-up and actual PPV of ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} 27'') he was still in the opening, toward the end, in one of the more prominent spots. When he was out with an injury in 2001, he was still mentioned pretty much constantly and they were running a sequence that showed his rehab pretty much every night. This, of course, is one of the benefits of being married to [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon the boss's daughter]] who [[WagTheDirector is also the head of "Creative"]].

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* Wrestling/TripleH, circa 2002-2005 (give or take). Led to Pat Patterson quitting after his suggesting using "less Triple H" to stop ratings from falling fell on deaf ears, and led to the [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Bubba Ray Dudley]] line "This is not the Triple H Show!" This criticism actually dates as far back as 1999-2000, when the infamous "Rock vs. Triple H" feud was in full swing. It became so bad, in fact, that when Wrestling/MickFoley became the new WWE commissioner after King Of The Ring 2000, one of the first things he opted to do was reduce Triple H to a midcarder role.
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role. Even in the time when he wasn't on the show, Spring 2010 to July 2011 (with the exception of the lead-up and actual PPV of ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} 27'') he was still in the opening, toward the end, in one of the more prominent spots. When he was out with an injury in 2001, he was still mentioned pretty much constantly and they were running a sequence that showed his rehab pretty much every night. This, of course, is one of the benefits of being married to [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon the boss's daughter]] who [[WagTheDirector is also the head of "Creative"]].



** The original Mega Man finally gets a taste of this in Super Smash Bros. for Wii-U and 3DS. Capcom allowed him to be included with virtually no restrictions, so unlike Sonic and Pac-Man, he frequently shows up in official character trailers and gameplay videos as if he's a full-blown Nintendo character.

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** The original Mega Man finally gets a taste of this in Super ''Super Smash Bros. Bros.'' for Wii-U and 3DS. Capcom allowed him to be included with virtually no restrictions, so unlike Sonic and Pac-Man, he frequently shows up in official character trailers and gameplay videos as if he's a full-blown Nintendo character.



** ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'' prominently featured [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] and VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog on its back cover. While they are indeed playable characters, both have to be unlocked, and Sonic doesn't appear in the game's story mode until the final boss battle.

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** ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'' prominently featured [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] and VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog on its back cover. While they are indeed playable characters, both have to be unlocked, and Sonic doesn't appear in the game's story mode until the final boss battle.



** [[Franchise/RatchetAndClank Ratchet]] also seems to be going the same way. He's essentially to Sony as to what Mario is to Nintendo.

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** [[Franchise/RatchetAndClank Ratchet]] Franchise/{{Ratchet|AndClank}} also seems to be going the same way. He's essentially to Sony as to what Mario is to Nintendo.



* For a time, Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk was a main character in both ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'' and ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'', while also making guest appearances on ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan''.

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* For a time, Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk was a main character in both ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'' ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSmash'' and ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'', while also making guest appearances on ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan''.



* Spider-Man's not totally neglecting his crossover duties, popping up a few times in both Avengers series and Agents of SMASH.

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* Spider-Man's not totally neglecting his crossover duties, popping up a few times in both Avengers series and Agents ''Agents of SMASH.S.M.A.S.H.''



* Ben 10 seems to have become this for Creator/CartoonNetwork. He's had 4 different series, a [[WesternAnimation/Ben10GeneratorRexHeroesUnited crossover]] with WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex, and 2 direct-to-TV live-action movies. Plus, he's in [[VideoGame/FusionFall both]] [[VideoGame/CartoonNetworkPunchTimeExplosion crossover games]]

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* Ben 10 seems to have become this for Creator/CartoonNetwork. He's had 4 different series, a [[WesternAnimation/Ben10GeneratorRexHeroesUnited crossover]] with WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex, and 2 direct-to-TV live-action movies. Plus, he's in [[VideoGame/FusionFall both]] [[VideoGame/CartoonNetworkPunchTimeExplosion crossover games]]games]].



* This can happen with Website/YouTube's "related videos" service. Most times the "recommended for you" video will be something you watched ages ago and don't care to revisit. This can be rather annoying if you watched one [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Nostalgia Critic]] video out of curiosity and the site keeps trying to get you to watch it again even though you don't have any interest in his videos whatsoever. It can also base recommendations off of a video that you clicked ''by accident'' a while ago, or repeatedly recommend the same {{shipping}} video for months at a time because you watched a few non-shipping videos related to the fandom. Or, more annoyingly, you watch a political video that's anti-X, and suddenly your "related videos" feed includes mostly pro-X videos, because the pro-X video producers use similar tags and get more views.
** This might be less of a problem now that YouTube has installed a "not interested" button in a dropdown menu for each item. Clicking it immediately hides the item from view and, no doubt, will tweak the site's algorithms to avoid it & others like it in the future.

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* This can happen with Website/YouTube's "related videos" service. Most times the "recommended for you" video will be something you watched ages ago and don't care to revisit. This can be rather annoying if you watched one [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Nostalgia Critic]] video out of curiosity and the site keeps trying to get you to watch it again even though you don't have any interest in his videos whatsoever. It can also base recommendations off of a video that you clicked ''by accident'' a while ago, or repeatedly recommend the same {{shipping}} video for months at a time because you watched a few non-shipping videos related to the fandom. Or, more annoyingly, you watch a political video that's anti-X, and suddenly your "related videos" feed includes mostly pro-X videos, because the pro-X video producers use similar tags and get more views.
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views. This might be less of a problem now that YouTube Website/YouTube has installed a "not interested" button in a dropdown menu for each item. Clicking it immediately hides the item from view and, no doubt, will tweak the site's algorithms to avoid it & others like it in the future.
1st Jun '17 5:33:31 PM nighttrainfm
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* An issue of ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' in which Ultra Magnus does not appear [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:MTMTE34_regcvr.jpg features him on the cover]]... Giving a warning that under the Autobot Code, putting a character on the cover who does not appear in the comic is considered a crime, and that [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou for purchasing the issue, you will be charged as an accessory.]]

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* An issue of ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' in which Ultra Magnus does not appear [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:MTMTE34_regcvr.jpg features him on the cover]]... Giving a warning that under the Autobot Code, putting a character on the cover who does not appear in the comic is considered a crime, and that [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou for purchasing the issue, you will be charged as an accessory.]]



** Iron Man is also one of the few Marvel characters who have been granted two concurrent monthly books. (Again, the movie had a lot to do with this.) For about a year, ''Iron Man: Director of SHIELD'' and ''Invincible Iron Man'' were both on the stands. This is the case again with ''Invincible Iron Man'' and ''The International Iron Man'', plus starring in ''All-New All-Different Avengers.''. When he was put out of commission after ''Comicbook/CivilWarII'', two new books starring his [[LegacyCharacter successors]] were launched: ''[[Comicbook/{{Ironheart}} Invincible Iron Man]]'' and ''[[DoctorDoom Infamous Iron Man]]''.

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** Iron Man is also one of the few Marvel characters who have been granted two concurrent monthly books. (Again, the movie had a lot to do with this.) For about a year, ''Iron Man: Director of SHIELD'' and ''Invincible Iron Man'' were both on the stands. This is the case again with ''Invincible Iron Man'' and ''The International Iron Man'', plus starring in ''All-New All-Different Avengers.''. When he was put out of commission after ''Comicbook/CivilWarII'', two new books starring his [[LegacyCharacter successors]] were launched: ''[[Comicbook/{{Ironheart}} Invincible Iron Man]]'' and ''[[DoctorDoom ''[[ComicBook/DoctorDoom Infamous Iron Man]]''.


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18th May '17 5:11:47 AM Anddrix
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* The ''Comicbook/DCRebirth'' relaunch got rid of many of the smaller, more experimental DC books in favor of an increased focus on franchises that are either already popular, or are connected to the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} or Film/DCExtendedUniverse. More specifically, ''Comicbook/BirdsOfPrey'' was renamed ''ComicBook/BatgirlAndTheBirdsOfPrey'' after the recent burst of popularity Batgirl enjoyed in her solo series.

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* The ''Comicbook/DCRebirth'' relaunch got rid of many of the smaller, more experimental DC books in favor of an increased focus on franchises that are either already popular, or are connected to the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} Series/{{Arrowverse}} or Film/DCExtendedUniverse. More specifically, ''Comicbook/BirdsOfPrey'' was renamed ''ComicBook/BatgirlAndTheBirdsOfPrey'' after the recent burst of popularity Batgirl enjoyed in her solo series.
17th May '17 1:41:46 PM Saurubiker
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** Scorpion. It doesn't hurt that he's not only Ed Boon's favorite character, but a fan-favorite for many. He and (Younger) Sub-Zero have become the series' SpotlightStealingSquad, usually receiving top-billing or spots on the covers despite having minimal ties to the overall plot. The only exception was in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception'', where the Elder Gods made Scorpion into their Champion to deal with the threat of Onaga. It has gone beyond top-billing: Scorpion's the logo mascot for Netherrealm Studios.

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** Scorpion. It doesn't hurt that he's not only Ed Boon's favorite character, but a fan-favorite for many. In fact, his omission in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat3'' led to some fan backlash that caused Midway to release a ''[[UpdatedRerelease Champion Edition]]'' revamp of the game titled ''Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3'' that added Scorpion and Kitana (plus all their palette swaps) back to the roster. He and (Younger) Sub-Zero have become the series' SpotlightStealingSquad, usually receiving top-billing or spots on the covers despite initially having minimal ties to the overall plot. The only exception was in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception'', where the Elder Gods made Scorpion into their Champion to deal with the threat of Onaga. It has gone beyond top-billing: Scorpion's the logo mascot for Netherrealm Studios.
13th May '17 12:22:48 PM Jeduthun
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* [[http://incinerama.com/gsetads.jpg This print advertisement]] for ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold'' features the face of Creator/JohnWayne as the Roman Centurion-- failing to mention that it was a {{cameo}} role in which he has exactly one line.

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* [[http://incinerama.com/gsetads.jpg This print advertisement]] for ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold'' features the face of Creator/JohnWayne as the Roman Centurion-- failing to mention that it was a {{cameo}} role in which he has exactly one line.


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13th May '17 12:20:39 PM Jeduthun
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* [[http://incinerama.com/gsetads.jpg This print advertisement]] for ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold'' features the face of Creator/JohnWayne as the Roman Centurion-- failing to mention that it was a {{cameo}} role in which he has exactly one line.
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