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5th Nov '16 9:29:06 AM nombretomado
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* Similarly, ''{{Chaotic}}'' had a promo for part 1 of another two-parter, "Castle Bohdran or Bust". The trailer also said that one of the characters would never be seen again. Of course, said trailer ended up being wrong on all accounts.

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* Similarly, ''{{Chaotic}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Chaotic}}'' had a promo for part 1 of another two-parter, "Castle Bohdran or Bust". The trailer also said that one of the characters would never be seen again. Of course, said trailer ended up being wrong on all accounts.
29th Oct '16 5:05:14 PM nombretomado
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* Some commercials for the ''HappyTreeFriends'' [=DVDs=] make it look like a harmless happy-go-lucky kids show. Anyone who watches the show or internet shorts will tell you otherwise, the footage usually consisted of the first few minutes/seconds of the cartoons.

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* Some commercials for the ''HappyTreeFriends'' ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' [=DVDs=] make it look like a harmless happy-go-lucky kids show. Anyone who watches the show or internet shorts will tell you otherwise, the footage usually consisted of the first few minutes/seconds of the cartoons.
4th Sep '16 5:20:30 AM erforce
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* In Asia, there was a Cartoon Network trailer for ''The WoodyWoodpecker Show'' which consisted entirely of classic Woody clips, as though CN was going to put ''more'' classic toons on, a reverse of the trend which has seen classics dwindle to just Tom and Jerry. It turned out to be the 1999 cartoon. (A change in station graphics package resulted in a more accurate promo using clip from the newer Woody. Incidentally, CN Asia did add another classic a few months later: various incarnations of ''The PinkPanther Show''.)

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* In Asia, there was a Cartoon Network trailer for ''The WoodyWoodpecker Show'' which consisted entirely of classic Woody clips, as though CN was going to put ''more'' classic toons on, a reverse of the trend which has seen classics dwindle to just Tom and Jerry. It turned out to be the 1999 cartoon. (A change in station graphics package resulted in a more accurate promo using clip from the newer Woody. Incidentally, CN Asia did add another classic a few months later: various incarnations of ''The PinkPanther Show''.''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPantherShow''.)
14th Aug '16 6:53:08 AM Someoneman
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' suffers from this, presumably because its erratic airing schedule justifies trying to make each next episode look as cool as possible. A specific example is the trailer for episode 16, which included frames of a character surrounded by flames, wielding his demonic sword and screaming with black tendrils growing up his arms, which led fans to believe that he would finally [[DemonicPossession lose control of his demon]] in a much more dramatic way than previously shown. In the actual episode that scene only served to [[RuleOfCool make him look cool]]. Hilariously, [[spoiler: the one one time the trailer was trustworthy, most fans didn't believe it due to the above. The trailer for the season one finale made is so obvious that Sadlygrove would die most people chalked it up to LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt. [[AvertedTrope Guess what]]?]] Oh, I'm sorry, did I say "hilariously?" I meant [[{{PlayerPunch}} unbelievably]], [[BittersweetEnding brutally]] [[{{TearJerker}} heartwrenching.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' suffers from this, presumably because its erratic airing schedule justifies trying to make each next episode look as cool as possible. A specific example is the trailer for episode 16, which included frames of a character surrounded by flames, wielding his demonic sword and screaming with black tendrils growing up his arms, which led fans to believe that he would finally [[DemonicPossession lose control of his demon]] in a much more dramatic way than previously shown. In the actual episode that scene only served to [[RuleOfCool make him look cool]]. Hilariously, [[spoiler: the The one one time the trailer was trustworthy, most fans didn't believe it due to trustworthy was [[spoiler: the above. The trailer for the season one finale finale, which made is so obvious that Sadlygrove would die most people chalked it up to LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt. [[AvertedTrope Guess what]]?]] Oh, I'm sorry, did I say "hilariously?" I meant [[{{PlayerPunch}} unbelievably]], [[BittersweetEnding brutally]] [[{{TearJerker}} heartwrenching.didn't believe it.]]



*** [[FridgeLogic But why would they spoil the twist in the promo if it were a mystery episode?]]
2nd Aug '16 5:42:59 AM Adam43
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* A VHS video entitled ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'':''Legend of the Crystal Coconut'' claimed to be the full-length movie based on the video game. However, compare the film with the episodes featured, and you will discover that it is not a film at all; it's actually episodes from the cartoon done out of order.
20th Jul '16 12:41:25 PM cybertoy0
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* In a promo for ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForceOfEvil'''s second season, there's a part where Marco says "Star and I are ''smooch buddies.'' on the lips." causing much squee for shippers. In the episode proper, he's clearly just trolling Star's [[CrazyJealousGuy demonic ex-boyfriend]], who's crazy paranoid that "Starco" (Yes, the show uses that term) is a thing.

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* In a promo for ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForceOfEvil'''s ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'''s second season, there's a part where Marco says "Star and I are ''smooch buddies.'' on the lips." causing much squee for shippers. In the episode proper, he's clearly just trolling Star's [[CrazyJealousGuy demonic ex-boyfriend]], who's crazy paranoid that "Starco" (Yes, the show uses that term) is a thing.
20th Jul '16 12:39:54 PM cybertoy0
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* In a promo for ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForceOfEvil'''s second season, there's a part where Marco says "Star and I are ''smooch buddies.'' on the lips." causing much squee for shippers. In the episode proper, he's clearly just trolling Star's [[CrazyJealousGuy demonic ex-boyfriend]], who's crazy paranoid that "Starco" (Yes, the show uses that term) is a thing.
30th Jun '16 4:25:58 AM Pichu-kun
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* Shipping was also [[ShipTease taken advantage of]] in the very first trailer for the second season finale of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' by exploiting familiarity with the LockedInARoom trope. Later trailers served to help put the [[WhamEpisode wham]] into the outcome of the finale.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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Shipping was also [[ShipTease taken advantage of]] in the very first trailer for the second season finale of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' by exploiting familiarity with the LockedInARoom trope. Later trailers served to help put the [[WhamEpisode wham]] into the outcome of the finale.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':



** The trailer for the finale of ''The Legend of Korra'' had a blatant lie. The trailer showed a clip with Amon saying that [[spoiler:he would rid the world of bending forever that night]]. The ''actual'' clip revealed that the trailer left out [[spoiler:the word "air"]], changing the whole meaning of the line.
*** In addition, the trailer excited the fandom with the close-up shot of Korra towards the end, [[spoiler:making it appear that she would enter the Avatar State a lot earlier than she did]].
* The commercials for upcoming episodes of WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce always use actual clips from the episode, but often show them out of context, [[AnachronicOrder out of order]] and with misleading narration.

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** The trailer for the book 1 finale of ''The Legend of Korra'' had a blatant lie. The trailer showed a clip with Amon saying that [[spoiler:he would rid the world of bending forever that night]]. The ''actual'' clip revealed that the trailer left out [[spoiler:the word "air"]], changing the whole meaning of the line.
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line. In addition, the trailer excited the fandom with the close-up shot of Korra towards the end, [[spoiler:making it appear that she would enter the Avatar State a lot earlier than she did]].
* The commercials for upcoming episodes of WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' always use actual clips from the episode, but often show them out of context, [[AnachronicOrder out of order]] and with misleading narration.



** The promos for The Great Patty Caper, titled the episode "Mystery with a Twistery, and they made it seem like [[spoiler:somebody other than Plankton stole the Krabby Patty formula. Nope, it was Plankton as usual.]] The special even dropped the "Mystery" gimmick for the second half of the episode.

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** The promos for The Great Patty Caper, titled the episode "Mystery with a Twistery, Twistery", and they made it seem like [[spoiler:somebody other than Plankton stole the Krabby Patty formula. Nope, it was Plankton as usual.]] The special even dropped the "Mystery" gimmick for the second half of the episode.



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' tend to do this a lot recently, especially with episodes featuring an A-Plot with Meg or Chris and a B-Plot with Brian and Stewie. The promotional image for "Not All Dogs Go To Heaven" was Stewie with the ST:TNG cast, as well as the summary. six minutes onto the episode, Peter announces that it's going to be a Meg Episode (although in the end it was more about Brian). The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' cast got like one or two lines each. Another similar example is Stew-roids. All the promotional images and summary were about Stewie muscling up [[note]]which, by most accounts, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot would have made a better plot]][[/note]], and implied that the story involving Chris, Meg and Connie was a minor subplot.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** ''Family Guy''
tend to do this a lot recently, especially with episodes featuring an A-Plot with Meg or Chris and a B-Plot with Brian and Stewie. The promotional image for "Not All Dogs Go To Heaven" was Stewie with the ST:TNG cast, as well as the summary. six minutes onto the episode, Peter announces that it's going to be a Meg Episode (although in the end it was more about Brian). The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' cast got like one or two lines each. Another similar example is Stew-roids. All the promotional images and summary were about Stewie muscling up [[note]]which, by most accounts, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot would have made a better plot]][[/note]], and implied that the story involving Chris, Meg and Connie was a minor subplot.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' claimed that two characters would be caught on tape making out, with scenes of Spanky and Clara kissing. This was technically true...in the sense that ''everything'' that happens on the show is "caught on tape." The same trailer claimed that "[[TonightSomeoneDies Somebody dies]]," which is accomplished in the last thirty seconds when a bunch of aliens randomly bursts in and vaporizes ''everybody,'' only for them to [[TheyKilledKenny turn up alive the next episode]], as usually happens on this show.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'':
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One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' claimed that two characters would be caught on tape making out, with scenes of Spanky and Clara kissing. This was technically true...in the sense that ''everything'' that happens on the show is "caught on tape." The same trailer claimed that "[[TonightSomeoneDies Somebody dies]]," which is accomplished in the last thirty seconds when a bunch of aliens randomly bursts in and vaporizes ''everybody,'' only for them to [[TheyKilledKenny turn up alive the next episode]], as usually happens on this show.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' suffers from this, presumably because its erratic airing schedule justifies trying to make each next episode look as cool as possible. A specific example is the trailer for episode 16, which included frames of a character surrounded by flames, wielding his demonic sword and screaming with black tendrils growing up his arms, which led fans to believe that he would finally [[DemonicPossession lose control of his demon]] in a much more dramatic way than previously shown. In the actual episode that scene only served to [[RuleOfCool make him look cool]].
** Hilariously, [[spoiler: the one one time the trailer was trustworthy, most fans didn't believe it due to the above. The trailer for the season one finale made is so obvious that Sadlygrove would die most people chalked it up to LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt. [[AvertedTrope Guess what]]?]] Oh, I'm sorry, did I say "hilariously?" I meant [[{{PlayerPunch}} unbelievably]], [[BittersweetEnding brutally]] [[{{TearJerker}} heartwrenching.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' suffers from this, presumably because its erratic airing schedule justifies trying to make each next episode look as cool as possible. A specific example is the trailer for episode 16, which included frames of a character surrounded by flames, wielding his demonic sword and screaming with black tendrils growing up his arms, which led fans to believe that he would finally [[DemonicPossession lose control of his demon]] in a much more dramatic way than previously shown. In the actual episode that scene only served to [[RuleOfCool make him look cool]].
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cool]]. Hilariously, [[spoiler: the one one time the trailer was trustworthy, most fans didn't believe it due to the above. The trailer for the season one finale made is so obvious that Sadlygrove would die most people chalked it up to LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt. [[AvertedTrope Guess what]]?]] Oh, I'm sorry, did I say "hilariously?" I meant [[{{PlayerPunch}} unbelievably]], [[BittersweetEnding brutally]] [[{{TearJerker}} heartwrenching.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':



* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' ChristmasEpisode, the trailers portrayed it as some sort of ClipShow with cool sweaters. Most of the actual episode is focused on Finn and Jake trying to interpret the actual tapes. The sweater scene doesn't occur until the end[[spoiler:, after Finn and Jake discover the Ice King was a former human]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
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In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' ChristmasEpisode, the trailers portrayed it as some sort of ClipShow with cool sweaters. Most of the actual episode is focused on Finn and Jake trying to interpret the actual tapes. The sweater scene doesn't occur until the end[[spoiler:, after Finn and Jake discover the Ice King was a former human]].



* One promo for ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' had a shot of the Biskit twins in the series dressed as cats. After one of them says "We're undercover, remember?", Blythe stares at them. Blythe wasn't in the shot in the actual episode the scene was taken from.

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* One promo for ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Littlest Pet Shop|2012}}'' had a shot of the Biskit twins in the series dressed as cats. After one of them says "We're undercover, remember?", Blythe stares at them. Blythe wasn't in the shot in the actual episode the scene was taken from.



* The promos Nickelodeon ran for ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' during the early 90's made the babies seem like juvenile delinquents who defied authority at every turn. In the actual show, however, they were fundamentally good (if a bit mischievous) kids who genuinely cared about their families and each other.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'':
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The promos Nickelodeon ran for ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' during the early 90's made the babies seem like juvenile delinquents who defied authority at every turn. In the actual show, however, they were fundamentally good (if a bit mischievous) kids who genuinely cared about their families and each other.



* A promo image for the ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode "Real Date" made it look like Margaret would be coming back and Mordecai would have to choose between her and CJ. Margaret wasn't even mentioned.
** She did come back in "Eileen's Flat Screen" however, much to the delight of Mordecai x Margret fans, and the twists with Mordecai and CJ.

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* A promo image for the ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode "Real Date" made it look like Margaret would be coming back and Mordecai would have to choose between her and CJ. Margaret wasn't even mentioned.
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mentioned. She did come back in "Eileen's Flat Screen" however, much to the delight of Mordecai x Margret fans, and the twists with Mordecai and CJ.


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* The 2012 trailer for ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' ended up being nothing like the final product. The main male Felix was replaced with Adrien, the {{animesque}} style was changed to an AllCGICartoon one, and the final product became LighterAndSofter. Only [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBO-aA9QN08 a few scenes]] resemble the final product.
16th Jun '16 3:44:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* The standard preview snippet for ''GrowingUpCreepie'' shows a misleading scene of Creepie discovering her friends in giant cocoons, horror movie-style. This attention-grabbing moment comes from a campfire story.

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* The standard preview snippet for ''GrowingUpCreepie'' ''WesternAnimation/GrowingUpCreepie'' shows a misleading scene of Creepie discovering her friends in giant cocoons, horror movie-style. This attention-grabbing moment comes from a campfire story.
23rd May '16 1:14:33 AM Viira
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': The trailers for the episode "Society of the Blind Eye" told the audience that the episode would answer the question, "Who wrote the journals?" At the end of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlcmYwT3uD0 one of them,]] Dipper says the line "[[spoiler:Old Man McGucket]] wrote the journals?!?" Only the person's name was bleeped out. Only the name wasn't ENTIRELY bleeped out; there was enough that audiences could easily tell who he was talking about. Some in the audience, including this troper, thought that this was just Disney trolling us, and crossed that person off our list of potential authors. [[spoiler: The author's identity was not actually revealed in the episode; instead, it revealed that McGucket had worked as the author's assistant. The true author was revealed 4 episodes later.]]

** This is especially significant because Alex Hirsch had [[spoiler:[[TrollingCreator leaked an image of McGucket writing the journals]]... and fooled most of the fans for a year and a half prior.]]

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\n* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': The trailers for the episode "Society of the Blind Eye" told the audience that the episode would answer the question, "Who wrote the journals?" At the end of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlcmYwT3uD0 one of them,]] Dipper says the line "[[spoiler:Old Man McGucket]] [=McGucket=]]] wrote the journals?!?" Only the person's name was bleeped out. Only the name wasn't ENTIRELY bleeped out; there was enough that audiences could easily tell who he was talking about. Some in the audience, including this troper, audience thought that this was just Disney trolling us, and crossed that person off our list of potential authors. [[spoiler: The author's identity was not actually revealed in the episode; instead, it revealed that McGucket [=McGucket=] had worked as the author's assistant. The true author was revealed 4 episodes later.]]

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]] This is especially significant because Alex Hirsch had [[spoiler:[[TrollingCreator leaked an image of McGucket writing the journals]]... and fooled most of the fans for a year and a half prior.]]
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