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* As a part of Marvel Legacy, where the original Wolverine gets resurrected, Marvel starts including [[TheStinger "after-credits scenes"]] in various issues where Wolverine is just...roaming around in random parts of the world, maybe witnessing the events of the comics and commenting on it. It's never explained what he's doing, but at least his omnipresence is at least partially justified by his (rather contrived) possession of the [[SpaceMaster Space]] [[CosmicKeystone Gem]], ostensibly as a lead-in to [[ComicBook/InfinityCountdown Infinity Countdown]], but even then he eventually passes it off to Black Widow, so his presence is inexplicable.

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* As a part of Marvel Legacy, where the original Wolverine gets resurrected, Marvel starts including [[TheStinger "after-credits scenes"]] in various issues where Wolverine is just...roaming around in random parts of the world, maybe witnessing the events of the comics and commenting on it. It's never explained what he's doing, but at least his omnipresence is at least partially justified by his (rather contrived) possession of the [[SpaceMaster Space]] [[CosmicKeystone Gem]], ostensibly as a lead-in to [[ComicBook/InfinityCountdown Infinity Countdown]], ''ComicBook/InfinityCountdown'', but even then he eventually passes it off to Black Widow, so his presence is inexplicable.



** When part of the 90's ''[[Comicbook/TheDefenders Secret Defenders]]'' series (which briefly featured Deadpool as a member) was finally collected as a trade paperback in 2017, it was titled ''Deadpool and the Secret Defenders'', even though he only appears in 3 issues[[note]]Marvel also made sure to use a cover that prominently featured Comicbook/DoctorStrange and Comicbook/LukeCage (then recently the stars of [[Film/DoctorStrange2016 a hit movie]] and [[Series/LukeCage a hit Netflix series]], respectively) as well, even though they too are only present in several issues each[[/note]].
** To promote the ''Film/Deadpool2'' movie, Walmart and 20th Century Fox teamed up to sell blu-rays with variant slip-on covers featuring Deadpool, ranging from [[Film/XMenFilmSeries the other movies in the X-Men universe]] to ''Film/TheTerminator'' and ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds''. The idea primarily seemed to be about making a memorably absurd store display that would promote the forthcoming movie, but collectors would probably buy the old movies for the new covers too.

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** When part of the 90's ''[[Comicbook/TheDefenders Secret Defenders]]'' series (which briefly featured Deadpool as a member) was finally collected as a trade paperback in 2017, it was titled ''Deadpool and the Secret Defenders'', even though he only appears in 3 issues[[note]]Marvel also made sure to use a cover that prominently featured Comicbook/DoctorStrange and Comicbook/LukeCage Comicbook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}} (then recently the stars of [[Film/DoctorStrange2016 a hit movie]] and [[Series/LukeCage [[Series/LukeCage2016 a hit Netflix series]], respectively) as well, even though they too are only present in several issues each[[/note]].
** To promote the ''Film/Deadpool2'' movie, ''Film/Deadpool2'', Walmart and 20th Century Fox teamed up to sell blu-rays with variant slip-on covers featuring Deadpool, ranging from [[Film/XMenFilmSeries the other movies in the X-Men universe]] to ''Film/TheTerminator'' and ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds''. The idea primarily seemed to be about making a memorably absurd store display that would promote the forthcoming movie, but collectors would probably buy the old movies for the new covers too.



* A bizarre example was ''Models, Inc.'' The mini-series starred Mary Jane Watson and several old [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] girls' comics characters like Comicbook/MillieTheModel and Comicbook/PatsyWalker, but the cover of the collected edition omitted all of them in favor of an image of Iron Man and Tim Gunn from ''Series/ProjectRunway.'' While Gunn does appear in the series, it's only in one issue in a comedic backup story. Likewise, Iron Man doesn't appear ''at all,'' even though his armor does show up in the aforementioned short story. The actual main characters were regulated to the back cover.

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* A bizarre example was ''Models, Inc.'' The mini-series starred Mary Jane Watson ComicBook/MaryJaneWatson and several old [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] girls' comics characters like Comicbook/MillieTheModel and Comicbook/PatsyWalker, but the cover of the collected edition omitted all of them in favor of an image of Iron Man and Tim Gunn from ''Series/ProjectRunway.'' While Gunn does appear in the series, it's only in one issue in a comedic backup story. Likewise, Iron Man doesn't appear ''at all,'' even though his armor does show up in the aforementioned short story. The actual main characters were regulated to the back cover.



* After the ComicBook/{{New 52}} DC comics relaunch, it seems Batman Publicity is the name of the game. Not only is he a member of both the ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueofAmerica Justice League]]'' and the new ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational'', he's got no less than FOUR books where he's the main character (''Batman'', ''Batman: The Dark Knight'', ''Batman and Robin'' and ''Detective Comics''). Plus tying into the Batman books are the new ''ComicBook/{{Batgirl| 2011}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'', ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' and ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'' comics, plus the all new comics ''Batwing'' and ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws''. That's a lot of Bat (to be exact, thirteen issues, or ''an entire '''quarter''''' of DC's relaunched comics line).

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* After the ComicBook/{{New 52}} DC comics relaunch, it seems Batman Publicity is the name of the game. Not only is he a member of both the ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueofAmerica Justice League]]'' ''Franchise/{{Justice League|ofAmerica}}'' and the new ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational'', he's got no less than FOUR books where he's the main character (''Batman'', ''Batman: The Dark Knight'', ''Batman and Robin'' and ''Detective Comics''). Plus tying into the Batman books are the new ''ComicBook/{{Batgirl| 2011}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'', ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' and ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'' comics, plus the all new comics ''Batwing'' and ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws''. That's a lot of Bat (to be exact, thirteen issues, or ''an entire '''quarter''''' of DC's relaunched comics line).



* When ''Film/ManOfSteel'' proved more divisive among fans and critics than expected, WB's solution was to insert Batman into the sequel and name the movie ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. They also made sure to give Batman a cameo in ''Film/SuicideSquad'', complete with the trailers making it clear he was in the movie.

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* When ''Film/ManOfSteel'' proved more divisive among fans and critics than expected, WB's solution was to insert Batman into the sequel and name the movie ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. They also made sure to give Batman a cameo in ''Film/SuicideSquad'', ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'', complete with the trailers making it clear he was in the movie.



* This trope is hit with RealityEnsues with Batman in the ''ComicBook/JusticeLeague'' storyline "The People vs. the Justice League"; Batman's solo stories, his time with the regular League, [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmericaRebirth the other League he started]] and [[ComicBook/DetectiveComicsRebirth the Gotham Knights]] has left him seriously sleep deprived to the point where, when multiple disasters start up, he makes disastrous mistakes that leads to the death of an innocent.

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* This trope is hit with RealityEnsues with Batman in the ''ComicBook/JusticeLeague'' ''Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}}'' storyline "The People vs. the Justice League"; Batman's solo stories, his time with the regular League, [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmericaRebirth the other League he started]] and [[ComicBook/DetectiveComicsRebirth the Gotham Knights]] has left him seriously sleep deprived to the point where, when multiple disasters start up, he makes disastrous mistakes that leads to the death of an innocent.



* The Jaime Reyes ''Comicbook/BlueBeetle'' (see above under "Batman") actually got this a lot, with Comicbook/{{Superman}}, Comicbook/{{Oracle}} and Comicbook/ThePhantomStranger showing up for a few pages and getting a picture on the cover of various issues. Though VindicatedByHistory, the series was never a huge seller when it was running, so this might well have been an attempt to promote it. It was never ''too'' {{egregious}}, though, and is even kind of entertaining in the way that it makes Jaime seem like a WeirdnessMagnet.

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* The Jaime Reyes ''Comicbook/BlueBeetle'' (see above under "Batman") actually got this a lot, with Comicbook/{{Superman}}, Comicbook/{{Oracle}} Franchise/{{Superman}}, Oracle and Comicbook/ThePhantomStranger showing up for a few pages and getting a picture on the cover of various issues. Though VindicatedByHistory, the series was never a huge seller when it was running, so this might well have been an attempt to promote it. It was never ''too'' {{egregious}}, JustForFun/{{egregious}}, though, and is even kind of entertaining in the way that it makes Jaime seem like a WeirdnessMagnet.



* Most of the promotional art for ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' features [[EnsembleDarkHorse Mi]][[TsunDere ko]][[ShockAndAwe to]] in a rather notable way, as if she formed a PowerTrio with main characters Touma and Index. In reality, she only makes bit appearances on various episodes, the only notable ones being an {{Arc}} about her (Which she shares with one of her clones and [[JerkAss Accelerator]], with the clone having similar screentime and more CharacterDevelopment) and ADayInTheLimelight ShipTease episode later on the season. [[OlderThanTheyLook Komoe]] and [[ActionGirl Kaori]] have as much importance than her if not more (At least in the anime first season), but they get very few appearances in the official art and tend to share them with ''Mikoto'', despite never meeting in the anime (Stiyl, being a guy in a ImprobablyFemaleCast, was never in the running, even if he's more relevant than any girl). This goes even more so for her roommate [[SchoolgirlLesbians Kuroko]], who is in most of the aforementioned art, but only gets 2-3 minor appearances with Mikoto and a UsefulNotes/BarackObama gag, yet outdoes in appearances everyone else on the series but Mikoto and actual heroine [[{{Moe}} Index]].

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* Most of the promotional art for ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' features [[EnsembleDarkHorse Mi]][[TsunDere ko]][[ShockAndAwe to]] in a rather notable way, as if she formed a PowerTrio with main characters Touma and Index. In reality, she only makes bit appearances on various episodes, the only notable ones being an {{Arc}} a StoryArc about her (Which she shares with one of her clones and [[JerkAss Accelerator]], with the clone having similar screentime and more CharacterDevelopment) and ADayInTheLimelight ShipTease episode later on the season. [[OlderThanTheyLook Komoe]] and [[ActionGirl Kaori]] have as much importance than her if not more (At least in the anime first season), but they get very few appearances in the official art and tend to share them with ''Mikoto'', despite never meeting in the anime (Stiyl, being a guy in a ImprobablyFemaleCast, was never in the running, even if he's more relevant than any girl). This goes even more so for her roommate [[SchoolgirlLesbians Kuroko]], who is in most of the aforementioned art, but only gets 2-3 minor appearances with Mikoto and a UsefulNotes/BarackObama gag, yet outdoes in appearances everyone else on the series but Mikoto and actual heroine [[{{Moe}} Index]].



* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' has Jotaro and Dio Brando from ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders''. Jotaro is the most popular Joestar in Japan and was not in just one but four different arcs (''Stardust Crusaders, Diamond is Unbreakable, Vento Aureo, and Stone Ocean'') and plays a big part is three. Dio Brando is a cruel, coniving, and somewhat classy vampire who's anger gets the better of him easily and who's greatest rival is... Jotaro Kujo. Not Jonathan Joestar, the man he was raised with as a brother and and the only man he could respect and even love (in a twisted sort of way), but Jotaro. Both of them have become the default hero/villain duo due to the massive popualrity of their apperances in ''Stardust Crusaders''.

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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has Jotaro and Dio Brando from ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders''. Jotaro is the most popular Joestar in Japan and was not in just one but four different arcs (''Stardust Crusaders, Diamond is Unbreakable, Vento Aureo, and Stone Ocean'') and plays a big part is three. Dio Brando is a cruel, coniving, and somewhat classy vampire who's anger gets the better of him easily and who's greatest rival is... Jotaro Kujo. Not Jonathan Joestar, the man he was raised with as a brother and and the only man he could respect and even love (in a twisted sort of way), but Jotaro. Both of them have become the default hero/villain duo due to the massive popualrity popularity of their apperances in ''Stardust Crusaders''.



** Likewise, while the second ''Film/BlackPanther'' trailer includes a voiceover from Ross that references the other heroes of the MCU, the international version of trailer took this a step further by actually showing recycled footage of Thor, Iron Man, the Avengers and the Chitauri.

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** Likewise, while the second ''Film/BlackPanther'' trailer includes a voiceover from Ross that references the other heroes of the MCU, the international version of the trailer took this a step further by actually showing recycled footage of Thor, Iron Man, the Avengers and the Chitauri.



* When ''Film/LogansRun'' first aired on TV, the advertisements featured Farrah Fawcett, who was a bigger star, but had a small role in the film.



** Comicbook/SpiderMan, Comicbook/CaptainAmerica and Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk are all tied for second place when it comes to Marvel characters with the most appearances in the ''Marvel vs. Capcom'' series. The only entries not to feature them were ''VideoGame/XMenChildrenOfTheAtom'' and ''VideoGame/XMenVsStreetFighter'', which didn't include Marvel characters who weren't tied to the X-Men franchise.

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** Comicbook/SpiderMan, Franchise/SpiderMan, Comicbook/CaptainAmerica and Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk Comicbook/IncredibleHulk are all tied for second place when it comes to Marvel characters with the most appearances in the ''Marvel vs. Capcom'' series. The only entries not to feature them were ''VideoGame/XMenChildrenOfTheAtom'' and ''VideoGame/XMenVsStreetFighter'', which didn't include Marvel characters who weren't tied to the X-Men franchise.



* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' does this with New Donk City and by extension with Pauline. You don't reach New Donk City for several levels into the game, and in the grand scheme of things neither it nor Pauline are important, however it is ''the'' level that is most marketed for the game. Pauline isn't actually that major of a character but advertisement treats her like she is in the main female. The reason why New Donk City gets this treatment is due to it being one big CallBack to the original ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'', with Pauline also having her first major appearance in years.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' does this with New Donk City and by extension with Pauline. You don't reach New Donk City for several levels into the game, and in the grand scheme of things neither it nor Pauline are important, however it is ''the'' level that is most marketed for the game. Pauline isn't actually that major of a character but advertisement advertisements treats her like she is in the main female. The reason why New Donk City gets this treatment is due to it being one big CallBack to the original ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'', with Pauline also having her first major appearance in years.



* Amazon Prime Video has slapped Creator/JonathanFrakes' face on the header images for every season and episode of Series/BeyondBeliefFactOrFiction. You'd never know James Brolin was involved unless you watched those episodes.

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* Amazon Prime Video has slapped Creator/JonathanFrakes' face on the header images for every season and episode of Series/BeyondBeliefFactOrFiction.''Series/BeyondBeliefFactOrFiction''. You'd never know James Brolin was involved unless you watched those episodes.
8th Jun '18 7:24:46 AM Pichu-kun
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* The sixth edition of ''Broadway Musicals Show By Show'' contains ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', ''Theatre/{{Hairspray}}'', and ''Theatre/JerseyBoys'' on the cover because they were some of the biggest musicals when the edition came ou. However, those musicals are given bare minimum synopsis' with little-to-no historical information, and the latter two don't even have photographs in the book.

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* The sixth edition of ''Broadway Musicals Show By Show'' contains ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', ''Theatre/{{Hairspray}}'', and ''Theatre/JerseyBoys'' on the cover because they were some of the biggest musicals when the edition came ou.out. However, those musicals are given bare minimum synopsis' with little-to-no historical information, and the latter two don't even have photographs in the book.



** Eevee began getting this treatment during Generation 5. It's a rare Pokémon in most regions and there are usually only one given out per game. It was popular for years but eventually Game Freak ''really'' began noticing how cute and popular it is. It also helps that Eevee is a gender-neutral Pokémon liked equally by boys and girls. As a result, Eevee has essentially become the second mascot of the franchise. It has a lot of merchandise and regularly appears in the anime (with May and Serena even both having one).

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** Eevee began getting this treatment during Generation 5. It's a rare Pokémon in most regions and there are usually only one given out per game. It was popular for years but eventually Game Freak ''really'' began noticing how cute and popular it is. It also helps that Eevee is a gender-neutral Pokémon liked equally by boys and girls. As a result, Eevee has essentially become the second mascot of the franchise. It has a lot of merchandise and regularly appears in the anime (with May and Serena even both having one). Eevee even received [[VideoGame/PokemonLetsGoPikachuAndLetsGoEevee a game]] alongside Pikachu where it's a starter Pokémon.
6th Jun '18 4:19:51 PM trademark
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* [[https://www.mariowiki.com/images/6/63/Ashley_tank_troopers.jpg One piece of promotional art]] for the game ''Tank Troopers'' has ''VideoGame/WarioWare'''s BreakoutCharacter Ashley posing with the game's cast. While Ashley did feature in some cross-promotional badges for the game on VideoGame/NintendoBadgeArcade, she doesn't actually appear in the game or its online comic.

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* ''VideoGame/NintendoBadgeArcade'' features Isabelle from ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', Ashley from ''VideoGame/WarioWare'', and Nikki from ''VideoGame/SwapNote'' in a large number of badge sets in a variety of different costumes.
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[[https://www.mariowiki.com/images/6/63/Ashley_tank_troopers.jpg One piece of promotional art]] for the game ''Tank Troopers'' has ''VideoGame/WarioWare'''s BreakoutCharacter Ashley posing with the game's cast. While Ashley did feature in some cross-promotional badges for the game on VideoGame/NintendoBadgeArcade, she doesn't actually appear in the game or its online comic.
4th Jun '18 8:20:17 PM jormis29
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* Likewise, Spider-Man was added as a GuestFighter in ''X-Men: Mutant Academy 2'', making him the only playable combatant in the game who isn't actually part of the X-Men franchise.

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* Likewise, Spider-Man was added as a GuestFighter in ''X-Men: Mutant Academy ''VideoGame/XMenMutantAcademy 2'', making him the only playable combatant in the game who isn't actually part of the X-Men franchise.
2nd Jun '18 8:25:11 AM Captain_BOO
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** The same can also be said of Shirou Emiya [spoiler: or his future self, Archer]. In series where Saber does not even show up, he does instead, in one form or another.
25th May '18 5:53:23 AM Pichu-kun
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* The sixth edition of ''Broadway Musicals Show By Show'' contains ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', ''Theatre/{{Hairspray}}'', and ''Theatre/JerseyBoys'' on the cover because they were some of the biggest musicals when the edition came ou. However, those musicals are given bare minimum synopsis' with little-to-no historical information, and the latter two don't even have photographs in the book.
18th May '18 3:01:45 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} has been appearing everywhere since the late [=2000s=]. Within one year (Fall '08–Fall '09) alone, he was granted three of his own ongoing titles (more than ComicBook/IronMan and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica ''combined'') and a confirmed place as a regular character in ''ComicBook/XForce'', given his first animated speaking role (''[[WesternAnimation/HulkVersus Hulk vs. Wolverine]]''), confirmed as making his first speaking television debut (Season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''), made one of the most prominent characters of ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance 2'', ... errr... "featured" in a live action film ("[[FanNickname Barakapool]]" in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''), and offered his own reboot movie.

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} has been appearing everywhere since the late [=2000s=]. Within one year (Fall '08–Fall '09) alone, he was granted three of his own ongoing titles (more than ComicBook/IronMan and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica ''combined'') and a confirmed place as a regular character in ''ComicBook/XForce'', given his first animated speaking role (''[[WesternAnimation/HulkVersus (''[[WesternAnimation/HulkVs Hulk vs. Wolverine]]''), confirmed as making his first speaking television debut (Season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''), made one of the most prominent characters of ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance 2'', ... errr... "featured" in a live action film ("[[FanNickname Barakapool]]" in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''), and offered his own reboot movie.
18th May '18 2:59:58 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} has been appearing everywhere lately. Within one year (Fall '08–Fall '09) he has been granted three of his own ongoing titles (more than ComicBook/IronMan and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica ''combined'') and a confirmed place as a regular character in X-Force, given his first animated speaking role (''Hulk vs. Wolverine''), confirmed as making his first speaking television debut (Season 2 of ''The Super Hero Squad Show''), made one of the most prominent characters of Ultimate Alliance 2, ... errr... "featured" in a live action film ([[FanNickname Barakapool]]), and offered his own reboot movie. Not bad for a character who was canceled less than a decade ago.
** There was a Marvel Team-Up between Deadpool and It the Living Colossus. For all that Deadpool actually did to help, it was basically an It one-shot. It seems Deadpool's role in this team-up was just to get people to buy the book. Sorry, did we say Marvel Team-Up? Our mistake -- the book's called ''Deadpool Team-Up''. Deadpool is the star of Marvel's team-up book -- meaning Marvel editorial considers Deadpool their flagship character. Oh, and ''Deadpool Team-Up'' started with issue ''900'' and counts down from there. Granted, this was a joke about the then-current release of ''[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Action Comics]]'' 900 -- the series got canned after a little over a year.
** Similar to the earlier mentioned Wolverine variant covers, Deadpool was for one month featured on numerous variant covers, though the series were mainly in the Marvel Universe. The covers ranged from slight alterations of the original covers to parodies of classic covers (One Amazing Spider-Man cover parodied Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21, and featured Deadpool smoozing up Mary-Jane and pushing Spidey out of the way) to at least one completely original cover. And he's prominently displayed on most of the artwork for ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', and shown opposite [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]] in the intro. His eventual burst of popularity is lampshaded by ComicBook/SheHulk in the game, who, annoyed, points out to Deadpool that in the 80s and early 90s she was very popular.
** In 2013, Deadpool [[VideoGame/{{Deadpool}} got]] [[http://uk.ign.com/articles/2012/07/14/comic-con-deadpool-video-game-announced-trailer his own video game]]. The last line of the teaser trailer? "[[LampshadeHanging Suck it, Wolverine!]]"
** He's also given a prominent position on [[http://cdn.cheatcc.com/Screenshots/guide/title_card.jpg promo for the Lego Marvel Super Heroes game]]. He's right up there with the cast of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' movie, Spider-Man, and you guessed it, Wolverine.
** In [[http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=27732 this interview]] the writer of the 2010 ''ComicBook/AntMan and ComicBook/{{the Wasp}}'' miniseries felt the need to specify that neither Wolverine nor Deadpool appears in it.

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} has been appearing everywhere lately. since the late [=2000s=]. Within one year (Fall '08–Fall '09) alone, he has been was granted three of his own ongoing titles (more than ComicBook/IronMan and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica ''combined'') and a confirmed place as a regular character in X-Force, ''ComicBook/XForce'', given his first animated speaking role (''Hulk (''[[WesternAnimation/HulkVersus Hulk vs. Wolverine''), Wolverine]]''), confirmed as making his first speaking television debut (Season 2 of ''The Super Hero Squad Show''), ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''), made one of the most prominent characters of Ultimate Alliance 2, ...''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance 2'', ... errr... "featured" in a live action film ([[FanNickname Barakapool]]), ("[[FanNickname Barakapool]]" in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''), and offered his own reboot movie. Not bad for a character who was canceled less than a decade ago.
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** There In 2010, there was a Marvel Team-Up ''Marvel Team-Up'' between Deadpool and It the Living Colossus. For all that Deadpool actually did to help, it was basically an It one-shot. It seems Deadpool's role in this team-up was just to get people to buy the book. Sorry, did we say Marvel Team-Up? ''Marvel Team-Up''? Our mistake -- the book's called ''Deadpool Team-Up''. Yes, Deadpool is was the star of Marvel's team-up a ''Marvel Team-Up'' book -- meaning Marvel editorial considers already considered Deadpool their a flagship character. Oh, and ''Deadpool Team-Up'' started with issue ''900'' and counts down from there. Granted, this was a joke about the then-current release of ''[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Action Comics]]'' 900 -- the series got canned after a little over a year.
** Similar to the earlier mentioned Wolverine variant covers, Deadpool was for one month featured on numerous variant covers, though the series were mainly in the Marvel Universe. The covers ranged from slight alterations of the original covers to parodies of classic covers (One Amazing Spider-Man ''Amazing Spider-Man'' cover parodied Amazing Spider-Man ''Amazing Spider-Man'' Annual #21, and featured Deadpool smoozing up Mary-Jane and pushing Spidey out of the way) to at least one completely original cover. And he's cover.
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prominently displayed on most of the artwork for ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', and shown opposite [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]] in the intro. His eventual burst of popularity is lampshaded by ComicBook/SheHulk in the game, who, annoyed, who annoyedly points out to Deadpool that in the 80s and early 90s she was very popular.
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** In 2013, Deadpool [[VideoGame/{{Deadpool}} got]] got his own video game]]. The last line of the [[http://uk.ign.com/articles/2012/07/14/comic-con-deadpool-video-game-announced-trailer his own video game]]. The last line of the teaser trailer? trailer]]? "[[LampshadeHanging Suck it, Wolverine!]]"
** He's also given a prominent position on [[http://cdn.cheatcc.com/Screenshots/guide/title_card.jpg promo the promo]] for the Lego Marvel Super Heroes game]]. He's ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelSuperHeroes'' game, right up there with the cast of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' movie, Spider-Man, and you guessed it, Wolverine.
** In [[http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=27732 this interview]] interview]], the writer of the 2010 ''ComicBook/AntMan and ComicBook/{{the Wasp}}'' miniseries felt the need to specify that neither Wolverine nor Deadpool appears in it.



** In the lead-up to his movie, Deadpool has been getting a lot of exposure. There's not only a Deadpool series, but also a ''Deadpool & Cable'' series, a ''Comicbook/SpiderManDeadpool'' series and a miniseries. Oh, and if that's not enough, the omnibus collection of the popular ''Cable & Deadpool'' series? It's called the ''Deadpool & Cable Omnibus''. Yep.
** Deadpool shows up in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k52z71ty28E#t=233 this]] ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' trailer, despite ''not being in the movie'' to promote his own film.
** When part of the 90's ''[[Comicbook/TheDefenders Secret Defenders]]'' series (which briefly featured Deadpool as a member) was finally collected as a trade paperback in 2017, it was titled ''Deadpool and the Secret Defenders'', even though he only appears in 3 issues. Marvel also made sure to use a cover that prominently featured Comicbook/DoctorStrange and Comicbook/LukeCage (then recently the stars of [[Film/DoctorStrange2016 a hit movie]] and [[Series/LukeCage a hit Netflix series]], respectively) as well, even though they too are only present in several issues each.
** To promote the second ''Deadpool'' movie, Walmart and 20th Century Fox teamed up to sell blu-rays with variant slip-on covers featuring Deadpool, ranging from other movies in the X-Men universe to ''Film/TheTerminator'' to ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds''. The idea primarily seemed to be about making a memorably absurd store display that would promote the forthcoming movie, but collectors would probably buy the old movies for the new covers too.

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** In the lead-up to his movie, [[Film/Deadpool2016 first solo movie]], Deadpool has been getting got a lot of additional exposure. There's not only a Deadpool series, but also a ''Deadpool & Cable'' series, a ''Comicbook/SpiderManDeadpool'' series series, and a miniseries. Oh, and if that's not enough, the omnibus collection of the popular ''Cable & Deadpool'' series? It's called the ''Deadpool & Cable Omnibus''. Yep.
** Deadpool shows up in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k52z71ty28E#t=233 this]] ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' trailer, despite ''not being in the movie'' movie'', to promote his own film.
** When part of the 90's ''[[Comicbook/TheDefenders Secret Defenders]]'' series (which briefly featured Deadpool as a member) was finally collected as a trade paperback in 2017, it was titled ''Deadpool and the Secret Defenders'', even though he only appears in 3 issues. Marvel issues[[note]]Marvel also made sure to use a cover that prominently featured Comicbook/DoctorStrange and Comicbook/LukeCage (then recently the stars of [[Film/DoctorStrange2016 a hit movie]] and [[Series/LukeCage a hit Netflix series]], respectively) as well, even though they too are only present in several issues each.
each[[/note]].
** To promote the second ''Deadpool'' ''Film/Deadpool2'' movie, Walmart and 20th Century Fox teamed up to sell blu-rays with variant slip-on covers featuring Deadpool, ranging from [[Film/XMenFilmSeries the other movies in the X-Men universe universe]] to ''Film/TheTerminator'' to and ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds''. The idea primarily seemed to be about making a memorably absurd store display that would promote the forthcoming movie, but collectors would probably buy the old movies for the new covers too.
17th May '18 11:08:53 PM igordebraga
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** Wolverine, as portrayed by actor Creator/HughJackman, is one of only two characters (the other being Professor X, who has been played by both Creator/PatrickStewart and Creator/JamesMcAvoy at different points in his life) to be in all the eight X-Men live action movies minus ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'' (which only mentions both characters, and has the title character wearing a Hugh Jackman mask--[[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ChKAiIkUUAACKpM.jpg:orig this Deadpool advert]] even pokes fun at Wolverine's and Professor X's SpotlightStealingSquad status). With the addition of ''Film/{{Logan}}'' (which also stars Stewart, so it solidifies Xavier's position as the second-most prominent figure in the franchise), this will make '''nine''' films where Jackman has portrayed Wolverine, more than any other actor in a superhero role.
** Wolverine was the first X-Man to receive an entire movie about his character (not even ''a'' movie, but ''three'': ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', ''Film/TheWolverine'' and ''Film/{{Logan}}''). Also, four of the six team X-Men films had him in a role of importance, even though in the comic book storylines the movies are based on, Wolvie does not play a central role in any of them. Magneto was also under consideration to receive an ''X-Men Origins'' film, but this idea was scrapped, and much of his history ended up being integrated into ''Film/XMenFirstClass''. Then {{Deadpool}} managed to get his own spin-off, while a Gambit solo movie has been green-lit.

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** Wolverine, as portrayed by actor Creator/HughJackman, is one of only two characters (the other being Professor X, who has been played by both Creator/PatrickStewart and Creator/JamesMcAvoy at different points in his life) to be in all the eight '''nine''' main X-Men live action movies minus - a sidenote is ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'' (which only mentions both characters, and has the title character wearing a Hugh Jackman mask--[[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ChKAiIkUUAACKpM.jpg:orig this Deadpool advert]] even pokes fun at Wolverine's and Professor X's SpotlightStealingSquad status). With the addition of ''Film/{{Logan}}'' (which also stars Stewart, so it solidifies Xavier's position as the second-most prominent figure status) and [[Film/Deadpool2 its sequel]] (where they actually briefly appear, Xavier in the franchise), this will make '''nine''' films where background of a scene, and Logan through StockFootage). Jackman has portrayed Wolverine, thus appeared more than any other actor in a superhero role.
role.[[note]]close behind are Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans, who will get their ninth appearances as Iron Man and Captain America in the fourth ''Avengers'' film[[/note]]
** Wolverine was the first X-Man to receive an entire movie about his character (not even ''a'' movie, but ''three'': ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', ''Film/TheWolverine'' and ''Film/{{Logan}}''). Also, four of the six team X-Men films had him in a role of importance, even though in the comic book storylines the movies are based on, Wolvie does not play a central role in any of them. Magneto was also under consideration to receive an ''X-Men Origins'' film, but this idea was scrapped, and much of his history ended up being integrated into ''Film/XMenFirstClass''. Then {{Deadpool}} managed to get his own spin-off, spin-off (which also got a sequel), while a Gambit solo movie has been green-lit.
16th May '18 9:07:03 AM MikeK
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** To promote the second ''Deadpool'' movie, Walmart and 20th Century Fox teamed up to sell blu-rays with variant slip-on covers featuring Deadpool, ranging from other movies in the X-Men universe to ''Film/TheTerminator'' to ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds''. The idea primarily seemed to be about making a memorably absurd store display that would promote the forthcoming movie, but collectors would probably buy the old movies for the new covers too.
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