Sometimes, viewers just don't do what you expect them to do. You try to show drama, and [[{{Narm}} people just laugh]]. You try to give fans what they want, and [[UnpleasableFanbase they complain further]]. This is a list of all the tropes about the effects of, or causes of, the unexpected.

Note that sometimes, the reaction is {{intended|AudienceReaction}}.

See also WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAnIndex, ItSucks.
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* AccidentalAesop -- Viewers read a moral you didn't intend.
* AccidentalInnuendo -- Dirty mental images.
* AccidentalNightmareFuel -- Fear.
* AluminumChristmasTrees -- The audience thinks a RealLife reference is something you just made up.
* AmericansHateTingle -- Foreign countries or cultures strongly dislike your work.
* BestKnownForTheFanservice -- Your work's merits are ignored because people liked the fanservice instead.
* BreakoutCharacter -- One of your minor characters is so popular that s/he becomes a major character.
* BrokenAesop -- Viewers mock your {{Aesop}} because you undermined it yourself.
* BrokenBase -- Your fans turn on each other.
* CaptainObviousAesop -- Viewers mock your {{Aesop}} because it's something everyone should already know.
* CluelessAesop -- Viewers mock your {{Aesop}} because of the clumsy presentation.
* CreatorsPet -- Suspicion that the only people who genuinely like the character are the creators.
* DamselScrappy -- Viewers hate the character for being useless and only being trouble to others.
* DisappointingLastLevel -- The players have no interest in finishing the game.
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing -- That horrible thing you warned people not to do looks ''really freaking awesome''!!!
* DracoInLeatherPants -- The villain is just too sexy to be ''truly'' evil.
* DudeNotFunny -- Your audience is offended instead of amused.
* EightDeadlyWords -- "I don't care what happens to these people."
* EndingFatigue -- "It's ''still'' not over?"
* EnsembleDarkhorse -- Interest in a (relatively minor) character.
* EsotericHappyEnding -- You, the author, are the only one who thinks the ending's happy.
* EthnicScrappy -- Viewers hate the character for being an ethnic stereotype.
* FailureHero -- This guy ''never wins''. Ever.
* FanPreferredCouple -- Emotional investment in a romance you're not writing (probably in lieu of the one you are).
* FantasticAesop -- Viewers mock your Aesop because it could never apply in the real world (e.g. "Never bring people back from the dead.")
* FetishFuel -- Arousal.
* FetishRetardant -- Lack of arousal.
* GameBreaker -- Beating the game much faster than intended, or utterly destroying PlayerVersusPlayer balance.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain -- A villain with no backstory to flesh out his character.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff -- Foreign countries or cultures really like your work.
* HamAndCheese -- Your actors realise the movie's bad and make the most of it.
* HumorDissonance -- Lack of amusement.
* IconicSequelCharacter -- A character introduced in the sequel rises to become one of the most prominent parts of a franchise
* InferredHolocaust -- The viewers realize that your HappyEnding isn't happy because everyone's going to die.
* InkStainAdaptation -- Permanent staining of the franchise.
* InternetBackdraft -- You said something innocuous and somehow touched off a flamewar.
* InvincibleHero -- Of course the hero will win! There's no way this guy could lose! Ever!
* InvincibleVillain -- Will someone ''beat this guy'' already?
* JerkAssDissonance -- Affection and/or admiration for a JerkAss character.
* JumpingTheShark -- An event so ridiculous that fans start to turn away from the show.
* JustJokingJustification -- Hey, don't take that [[SeriousBusiness so seriously]], I was being funny when I said that offensive thing.
* KickTheSonOfABitch -- A villain's KickTheDog attempt is aimed at someone whom the audience believes ''deserves'' kicking.
* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt -- The audience fails to respond to an emotional moment because they aren't fooled.
* LostAesop -- Viewers mock your {{Aesop}} because it was unclear just ''what'' you were going for.
* MarySue -- A character who's just too perfect to be true.
* MagnumOpusDissonance -- The project that you want/enjoy/put the most effort on gets mediocre if not nasty responses from the audience, while the project that is otherwise makes you famous and successful.
* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales -- A culture embraces a caricature intended to mock them.
* MisaimedFandom -- Misdirected audience sympathy.
* {{Narm}} -- A moment meant to be serious or tragic ended up being funny.
* NauseaFuel -- Sickness.
* NightmareRetardant -- Groaning or laughter.
* OpeningACanOfClones -- You introduce {{Doppelganger}}s, and the fans now think no one will be KilledOffForReal.
* PeripheryDemographic -- A fanbase outside of the target audience.
* PeripheryHatedom -- Everyone outside a ''very'' limited demographic hates the character.
* PoesLaw -- You intended it as an obvious parody, yet some people took it seriously. Conversely, you meant every word of it, and get annoyed when people praise it as a witty satire of your own position.
* PowerPerversionPotential -- Uses God never intended.
* TheRedStapler -- Real-life demand for in-show products.
* ReplacementScrappy -- Dick Sargent gets heat for not being Dick York.
* RunningTheAsylum -- You have creative control over your favorite show, but the audience hates your self-indulgent characters and plotlines.
* TheScrappy -- Viewers ''hate'' the character.
* ScrappyMechanic -- Players are infuriated instead of intrigued or challenged.
* SmurfetteBreakout -- The lone female character becomes popular and receives more exposure than the males.
* SnarkBait -- Viewers ''love'' (getting together and mocking) your show.
* SoBadItsGood -- Viewers love your show for its flaws, not its merits.
* {{Squick}} -- Viewers are disgusted.
* SpaceWhaleAesop -- Viewers mock your {{Aesop}} because the consequences are ridiculous.
* SpringtimeForHitler -- OhCrap! This intentionally terrible, horrible show is a hit.
* StopBeingStereotypical -- A member of a group criticizes other members for demonstrating negative stereotypes.
* StrawmanHasAPoint -- FridgeLogic turns the author's victory in TheWarOnStraw to a standoff or defeat.
* StupidSacrifice -- Viewers are angry instead of touched at the character's sacrifice.
* ThatOneBoss -- Controller shot-put.
* ThatOneLevel -- Controller skeet shooting.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot -- Viewers who followed your show to its conclusion are disappointed with the payoff.
* TookTheBadFilmSeriously -- An actor gives a more-dramatic-than-needed performance.
* UnfortunateImplications -- Viewers are offended.
* UnintentionallySympathetic -- Sympathy for a character that was supposed to be unsympathetic.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic -- No sympathy for a character that was supposed to be sympathetic.
* UnpleasableFanbase -- More complaining from fans (and downright hypocrisy if it's the exact same fans).
* UnpopularPopularCharacter -- The fan favorite character other characters don't like.
* UnprovokedPervertPayback -- The scene that is supposed to end as AccidentalPervert but didn't.
* TheUntwist -- Twist expected where the actual ending is straightforward.
* ValuesDissonance -- Offends viewers outside the culture in which it was written, or after a major shift in general attitudes within a culture.
* ViewerGenderConfusion -- Carries UnfortunateImplications no matter which way you mistake it.
* ViewersInMourning -- Fans treating the death of a fictional character as if an actual person had died.
* VillainDecay -- People take your villains less seriously than you wanted them to.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids -- Assuming a work is for more mature audiences.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic -- Assuming a work is all about analyzing it.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids -- Assuming a work is family friendly.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForLittleGirls -- Assuming a {{Moe}} show is intended for young girls because it's cute and sparkly.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical -- Assuming a work has political overtones.
* WhatMeasureIsANonBadass -- You wish he/she was cooler.
* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings -- The media creator assume they are doing something nice, and the fans arrogantly treat them like crap for it.
* WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack -- Instead of squeeing over the OfficialCouple's reunion, thinking that at least one of them was probably better off single.
* XPacHeat -- Hate for the actual people behind a wrestler.
* YankTheDogsChain -- The viewers know that when something good happens to a character, [[StatusQuoIsGod it's not gonna last]].

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