-> ''"I love being able to go frame-by-frame through animations, because you never know when you find shit like [[http://lparchive.org/Fire-Emblem-Blazing-Sword/Update%2034/41-E20P31.png Harken stretching to about double his height]]."''
-->-- '''{{Lets Play}}er Artix74''', on ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem]]'' [[http://lparchive.org/Fire-Emblem-Blazing-Sword/Update%2034/]]

* As a general rule, AmbidextrousSprite is often a cause of this. Two extreme examples would be Sagat in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'', with his scar and eyepatch switching sides, and [[VideoGame/BionicCommando Spencer]] in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', with his large, bionic arm switching sides.
* A lot of old Nintendo 64 games had blocky, jagged, and awkwardly disproportionate 3D models of game characters that didn't match up with the official art, a result of the primitive software. Such lacked the proper graphic and resolution potential used to sculpt the in-game builds. A few good examples:
** ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'': One of the first games for N64, and the modeling was very rough for the characters. Mario's eyes were almost completely rectangular, and his mustache lacked the trademark ruffles that give him originality. Likewise, Bowser suffers from an oversized head (maybe it's just the ego), less hair, and ''T. rex''–size limbs. Princess Peach even looks as though her head is a bloated turnip. When the Nintendo DS remake came out, graphics were on par with the character designs.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'': Not as rampant as the earlier N64 games, but jarring in some places. Link's eyes are a touch too small in both child and adult forms. Certain enemies in the game also seem different from their artwork depictions. Notably, the Re-Dead, already frightening enough to make you whip out your brown pants, had circular holes for mouths and vague skeletal features on their bodies, instead of having teeth bared in a grimace and severely emaciated body parts. Worse are the Guay- you might mistake the birds for flying ''origami''. In the case of in-game collectibles, pieces of Heart lack beveled edges, along with many other item models being improperly designed. The Nintendo 3DS remake faithfully fixes all the errors, ''and'' even adds extra flair and detail to the graphics that turn them into SceneryPorn. Let's just say that you'll be gaping in awe at the detail of the final room of [[spoiler: Ganon's Castle-]], let alone the now far more ornate [[spoiler: rainbow bridge that forms when you have all six Sage Medallions.]] However, the game seems to fail to switch from the Hookshot to a model of the Longshot when you obtain the replacement item.
* Infamously, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'', a sequel to ''The Wind Waker'', gave the characters ''fingerless mittens'' for hands. Link's model is absolutely hideous compared to his model in ''The Wind Waker''. The spiritual successor, ''Spirit Tracks'', fixed Link's model, but the "mittens" still pop up every now and then in the game regardless.
* When Mario enters the castle at the end of the original ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros''' World 4-3, the castle is big, but when he leaves it at the very beginning of World 5, the castle is tiny!
* "Weegee", the off-model Luigi from the PC version of ''VideoGame/MarioIsMissing''. (The console versions used sprites from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''.)
* The cutscenes from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDIGames'' are infamous for this.
** [[MemeticMutation "Squadalah! We're Off Model!"]]
** Likewise with ''VideoGame/HotelMario''. "You know what they say, all toastas toast '''toast!'''" was one of many scenes that made the Plump Plumber a bit ''too'' plump, as well as the familiar "no" shot.
** ''VideoGame/IMMeen'', done by the same company who produced the CD-i Zelda animation, doesn't fare much better.
** ''VideoGame/MutantRampageBodySlam'', also by the same creators, is a little bit better (mostly because it [[StockFootage shamelessly reuses]] most of its footage), but even there, the difference in quality between scenes is noticeable.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' maintains an astonishing level of quality throughout the game...until near the very end. Stairs in the very latest parts of the game use ramp collision boxes, while stairs in other parts of the game use correct stair programming. This is probably due to the development being rushed because of the approaching deadline.
** Also probably due to the deadline, animations in the ending cutscenes are noticeably stiffer than animations in the rest of the game (which are on par with those from CGI films). Even the physics are incredibly repetitive, and might actually have been done with a simple looping animation rather than the cloth physics system used elsewhere in the game.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', [[spoiler: Malkuth and Kimlasca go to war, and there's a fairly lengthy cutscene showing the bloodshed.]] The problem? All of the soldiers are ''ridiculously'' off model, something that never occurs before or after that moment.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'':
** Box hands.
** During the motorcycle chase FMV, there's a brief shot of the guards on the highway reacting to Cloud gunning the bike out of the Shinra building. Cloud is properly proportioned and carefully rendered and looks fantastic. The guard is just his overworld map form.
** There are also several cutscenes near the end of Disc 2 and on Disc 3 where everything is pre-rendered FMV with great particle effects, but all of the party members are blocky overworld models. These were added to mask loading times late in development.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has a mild version of this going on: Tidus and Yuna's character models in [=FMVs=] are noticeably different than their non-FMV counterparts - the FMV models look vaguely Asian, while ''in-game'' they match their concept art almost perfectly. Other characters' FMV models are pretty much spot-on.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', Vaan's abs are a bit... strange-looking in his non-FMV model.
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', on one mission you encounter Elanos Haliat, a human leader of a criminal organization. The trouble is, he was supposed to be a turian but someone accidentally gave him a human model instead, so his face is oddly stretched and elongated, with ridiculously prominent cheekbones that not even BenedictCumberbatch could match.
** A glitch in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', when the Recon Hood gets taken off for a cutscene, can give Shepard transparent eyelids. The net result is...ghoulish, to say the least.
* With the release of ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift'', there are now more cutscenes done by DEEN than its predecessor. When said cutscenes got leaked onto the internet, everyone started complaining that the quality was worse. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcEU0GbNlf8 Just]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grsMGONocTY look]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LbBmnRv_KU at]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiPzeyXxUMo what]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wapr-SRnuFs they]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ1hThSv6Dk did]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPuEN84CWMg to]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKEpWzw-bpw Hazama]]. Even his animation trolls us!
* {{Fighting Game}}s, particularly those prone to CapcomSequelStagnation, suffer from this, with ''Super VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' and ''Super Street Fighter II Turbo'' being the first two major examples. In the former the four new challengers were obviously better drawn and had more animation frames, while in the latter almost everyone had a few new moves, and the sprites for those are more fluid in animation but have slightly worse shading and detail compared to the older sprites.
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'''s animated cutscenes use the characters' ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' designs rather than the updated ones used in gameplay. The most obvious examples are Dhalsim (differently designed shorts), Sagat ("TIGER" label on his trunks is blank), and E. Honda (no gap in the front of his mawashi).
** Also, the numerous Crossovers between Capcom and other franchises. Starting with ''[[VideoGame/{{X-MenVsStreetFighter}} X-Men vs. Street Fighter]]'', where Cyclops, Wolverine and others had much smoother, visibly different-styled sprites comparing to the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'' ones. But this is acceptable compared to ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom Capcom vs. SNK]]'' where Sagat, [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Morrigan]] and some others who had their sprites ripped from older games looked REALLY OffModel, since the game had fairly high-resolution sprites.
** Morrigan only went to get a new model when ''[[VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom Tatsunoko vs. Capcom]]'' (and later, ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Marvel vs. Capcom 3]]'') came out. Yep, not counting [[SuperDeformed Chibi Morrigan]], same sprites since 1994 (and Capcom might still be using the same sprites if they hadn't gone from 2D to 3D graphics).
** {{SNK}}'s games suffer from this as well, usually due to reusing old sprite animations. The biggest offender is in ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos]]'' which used a sprite style similar to ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' series. In particular, the sprites for Terry's Buster Wolf DM is Terry sprite from ''Garou: Mark of the Wolves'' redrawn in Terry's classic outfit. The same holds true with Mr. Karate (aka Takuma Sakazaki) who's uppercut DM is Marco's sprite (also from ''Garou'') redrawn as Mr. Karate. The effect is extremely noticeable due to the different art styles.
** While many characters made the jump from the old sprites to the [[ArtShift redrawn, higher definition ones]] in ''KOF XII'' and ''XIII'' well, not everyone came out of it unscathed, which becomes even stranger when you compare some of the cases to the official art in said games. [[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting King's]] arms [[NoodlePeople seem to be too thin]], [[VideoGame/FatalFury Mai's]] infamous {{Gainaxing}} is taken to the point of FetishRetardant, [[VideoGame/PsychoSoldier Athena]] and [[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting Yuri]] look ''{{younger|ThanTheyLook}}'' than the '''14'''-year-old Kula Diamond, [[VideoGame/IkariWarriors Ralf and Clark]] went from realistically muscular [[YouDontLookLikeYou to looking like]] [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Zangief]], the list goes on...
* Throw attacks in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series use the same animations regardless of who is being thrown, which has the consequence of making Mr. Game & Watch lose his frame-by-frame animation whenever one is used on him.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjDlOXc8Jn4 opening cinematic]] of ''VideoGame/VanguardBandits'' was clearly made without a big budget to help. Even if you ignore the abuse of still-shots, nothing forgives Bastion (the main character) being older/younger depending on the shot, his nose becoming huge in a side-shot, or little sparkles coming from a girl's ''wrist''. Like Spider-Man.
* The DS versions of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' maintain the original (GBA) versions' sprite resolutions. Which makes it weird, particularly in the DS-only ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'', to see them paired up with the higher-resolution artwork of the DS-specific episode in the first game. Thankfully, everyone's properly redrawn in both ''Apollo Justice'' and ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'') due to them being created for the DS.
** They did however make all the sprites taller in the DS versions by extending and showing more of the character's waist/lower body, though in courtroom scenes they just extended the benches for the lawyers rather than the lawyers themselves.
* The early ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games had a ''severe'' case of this.
** Compare the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red and Blue]] [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/e/e9/Spr_1b_109.png Koffing sprite]] with its [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/b/b3/Spr_4h_109.png HeartGold/SoulSilver sprite]], for example. Ekans' [=Japanese Red/Green=] sprite also deserves mention; [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/c/cc/Spr_1g_023.png this]] is supposed to be a snake.
** The worst part is that while the Blue Koffing had the skull-and-crossbones in the wrong place, the Red/Green sprite ''didn't''.
** In the first generation, both Gastly's [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/c/ce/Spr_1b_092.png Red/Blue sprite]] and its Japanese Red/Green sprite depict it as looking something like a blotch with a face, as opposed to the cloud-surrounded, [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/f/f3/Spr_5b_092.png dark ball]] it appears as on all other occasions.
** Wigglytuff's [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/b/bc/Spr_1g_040.png sprite from]] ''Red and Green'' features eyes that are bizarrely disproportionate to each other compared to its [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/9/9c/Spr_5b_040.png normal sprite]]. In addition, Dragonite's [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/f/ff/Spr_1g_149.png sprite from]] ''Red and Green'' is much more slender and serpentine, and its arms much shorter compared to [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/9/96/Spr_5b_149.png later appearances]].
** Wigglytuff (again) has a CatSmile in ''Ruby and Sapphire'', which none of its artwork or other in-game sprites support.
** In the Gen III games, Nosepass is depicted as looking mostly like a [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/9/99/Spr_3r_299.png gray rock]] with limbs and facial features. In all other appearances (its official Gen III artwork included), it is dark blue and has a [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/d/de/Spr_5b_299.png cleaner, more geometric look]].
** [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/2/23/Spr_1b_042.png Golbat]] in Red/Blue is not only off-model, but downright... creepy. Even though it looks completely normal in [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Golbat_%28Pok%C3%A9mon%29#Sprites all other games.]]
** Golbat's evolution, [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Crobat_%28Pok%C3%A9mon%29#Sprites Crobat]], seems to be getting a lighter shade of pink in its shiny form in each gen. It's brighter pink in Gen II, whereas in Gen V it's such a light pink that it's almost white.
** The [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver second generation]] was generally a lot better, but still had its share of off-model sprites. Most, if not all, of them were fixed in Crystal, though.
** While the [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire third generation]] made a huge graphical leap in most areas, many of the sprites for new and old Pokémon were also quite awkward-looking. With the advent of the [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl fourth generation]], this was finally averted for good.
** On a much more minor note, Deoxys and Mewtwo's heads seem to be getting a bit smaller each generation.
** Hoppip's color scheme has been all over the place. It's been brown in ''Gold and Silver'', magenta in ''Crystal, Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum'', pink in Gen III, ''[=HeartGold=],'' and ''[=SoulSilver=]'', and tea rose pink (matching its artwork and anime appearances) from Gen V onwards.
*** On a somewhat related note, Bellossom's official artwork for ''PokemonGoldAndSilver'' [[http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/1184/bellossomgj5.gif seems to depict its shiny coloration]]. This is fixed in its later artwork.
** All of the legendary beasts are off-model to some degree in ''Gold'' and ''Silver'', but whoever drew Raikou's sprite really dropped the ball in terms of fidelity to its official artwork. The cloud on its back and its claws are both orange instead of purple and white respectively, the markings on its body are incorrect, its mane is too short, its muzzle is too small, and it has a black "cuff" behind its head that appears nowhere else.
** Human sprites often have colors that don't match their artwork, due to palette problems. Noticeably are Iris, the Sinnoh protagonists, and Volkner. Iris's skin-tone is quite darker in her artwork, the protagonists' hair is a navy blue in the artwork but a bright blue in their sprites, and Volkner isn't quite as bright blond in his artwork (not the sandy blond his anime version has, but not the shade his sprite has).
** In some games, such as Silver and Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald, Golem has visible nostrils, similar to Charmander. Golem does not feature these nostrils in its official artwork.
** In ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', most of the old Gym Leaders and Champions from previous games return. Some of the overworld sprites look incredibly off-model however, most notably, a fair share of the men look really fat, like the normally thin Roark and the athletic Brawly.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro: The Eternal Night'', during a couple of cutscenes throughout the game, Spyro's face will briefly collapse to the floor and then speed back up to where it should be. It's blink and you'll miss it (indeed, most people won't catch it until it's pointed out to them, and even then some will miss it if it's played at normal speed), but his snout will be stretched out to the ground and his eyeballs will zoom through his chin up into their sockets.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'': FES (or more specifically, The Answer) Aegis has an extra hand and forearm when her eyes go blank.
** Yukari's hair is a Schrodinger's Cat that responds to the viewer's moods and atmospheric pressure. One minute it's short-cropped (in-game model, character portrait,) another it's shoulder-length (several anime cutscenes,) and later still it has become a ''mullet'' (rest of the animated cutscenes.)
* Not even ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' is safe from this. Examples:
** From third-person view, Heavy's default gloves are dark brown, but in first-person, they're black.
*** The Natascha minigun's ammo belt is on the left side in first-person, but it's on the right side in third-person. A few other models have a similar problem.
** In first-person view, a [=BLU=] Engineer will have orange gloves just like a [=RED=] Engie, but yellow in third-person, official art, and the Meet the Team shorts.
** In the short "Meet the Spy", when [=BLU=] Spy brings in Sniper's corpse and sets it on the table, the corpse does not have glasses on. But later on in the short, when Spy says the line "You've seen what he's done to our colleagues", the camera pans down to Sniper's corpse and his glasses are now on.
** In third-person, Sniper wears a fingerless glove only on his left hand, and a watch on his left arm. In first-person, he has gloves on both hands and doesn't wear the watch.
** If you ready your watch while reloading, the Spy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwNLkvVtPTw momentarily has three hands.]]
** For years, double-jumping Scouts would acquire "crazy legs" which flapped around like "two raw bacon strips held up in a wind tunnel" and bent in impossible directions. This was partially fixed in a patch, but he still shows off his [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/File:Crazylegs.jpg double-jointed knees]] on a regular basis. RuleOfFunny is probably to "blame" for its continued existence.
** The Demoman picture that appears next to the health bar has the eyepatch over his left eye. His eyepatch is normally over his right eye.
** Some servers have a mod that allows you to play as the robot classes from Mann vs. Machine. Activating this mod will still show the human arms in first-person, so the only way you'll notice you're a robot is if you taunt, lose a match, or die (or are playing with a third-person mod enabled).
** Unlike the other weapons in the game, The Original's view model is centered as opposed to displayed at the side of the screen, since it's a recreation of the rocket launcher from ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}''.[[note]]The first ''Team Fortress'' was a GameMod for ''Quake''[[/note]] If you increase the weapon FOV in the Advanced Controls, you can see the model cut off, floating in the air at the side of the screen whenever you reload.
* Character mugs in the first three ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' games are surprisingly deformed, most notably- [=MegaMan.EXE's=] eyes are miscolored brown.
** The ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' game takes this into consideration and replaces a few of the old mugshots (of the main characters) with proper renditions of their faces.
** In ''VideoGame/MegaMan5'', Napalm Man is purple in every piece of official art depicting him. His in-game sprite and portrait depict him as blue.
** During the final boss battle against Sigma in ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'', he is a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant]] in the background. He'll often use his [[RocketPunch rocket-propelled hands]] to attack you. The problem is that said hands are in the foreground, yet they look small and aren't proportionate to Sigma's head. Because of depth perception, they're suppose to appear a tad larger than what is seen in-game.
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'': Episode 11.5 has tons of this (most of deeper lines of Asura's body look like paint and the rings on his back are made into circular protrusions, he bleeds and spits out BlackBlood, [[{{BFS}} Wailing Dark]] starts off intact instead of being broken near the handle and isn't seen to extend before that, etc.) but since it's made into a crazy insane action packed episode, its very forgivable. Helps that's directed by a key animator from the team behind ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''.
** Avoided in episode 15.5, however, as the animation style stays much more consistent than 11.5's, although it's still somewhat obvious that the animations are based on earlier designs of the characters since the Dojis look a lot more human-like, the tips of Yasha's fingers aren't covered with rings and Deus uses a normal nunchaku instead of a more elaborate one with a beam of lightning as its chain.
* In ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'', the female Boomer uses the male counterpart's arms when you control it in VS mode; the first person arm models show the Boomer with boils, even though the female version lacks boils. The female model also uses the male's vocal clips when its falling.
** Also, after killing a Boomer, notice how its gibbed self has different colored pants and socks.
* ''VideoGame/MarioKart'', in the DS and 3DS version, has the other racers that are not you rendered with less polygons (very slight) and without animations. This is intentional in order to not tax the system too much with rendering costs and keeps the frame rate smooth as possible.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''
** In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', if you look closely at Sonic during the Tornado chase against the Egg Carrier, Sonic has shorter spines and has black eyes instead of green, which was Sonic's look in the older games (and the model in particular was recycled from the three Sega Saturn games: the special stages of ''Sonic3DBlast'', the Sonic World in ''SonicJam'', and ''SonicR''). Sega had plans to keep the classic style but decided to give Sonic an updated look. However, they forgot to actually replace Sonic's model in the Tornado levels, making it look like Sonic was suddenly a different character. This was fixed in the re-release.
** On the topic of Sonic, in ''VideoGame/SonicRiders'', when a character is SquashedFlat, his board disappears as he lands on the ground, flattened. The board instantly re-appears underneath the character's feet when he pops back to his 3D self.
** In ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'', Sonic looks vastly different between certain CG scenes and his in-game model. For one thing, the specific CG model can actually emote for some reason compared to the wooden expressions of the normal model, and he more closely matches his appearance in the CG of other games like ''ShadowTheHedgehog'' or ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheSecretRings'' at the time. And yet other CG scenes inexplicably have a touched-up version of his in-game model, which is glaringly different.
** Robotnik's appearance is wildly inconsistent in ''VideoGames/SonicSpinball''. He appears to be an absolute giant in the final battle, yet is the same size as Sonic in the ending. Additionally in the ending he.....doesn't appear to look like any incarnation of Robotnik in any Sonic game, TV show or comic released at that point!
* Similar to the picture of [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Makie]] on the main page, [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100813025402/jetsetradio/images/9/9c/BeatJSR.jpg an official artwork for]] ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' drew Beat with ''six'' fingers. Twelve years later, when the HD re-release came out, Sega ''still'' hadn't caught onto the fact that their artists goofed, [[http://us.playstation.com/games-and-media/games/jet-set-radio-ps3.html because the sixth finger still appears on the store image]].
** Also, in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRyzd7aQLr4 SegaNet]] commercial, Beat appears in it, but instead of using his in-game model like all of the other characters appearing in this and other Dreamcast commercials, they used a different model built from the ground up, exclusively for this ad (if they would've used his in-game model, [[CelShading then he would've stuck out like a sore thumb compared to everyone else]])[[note]]Fun fact: This was also the first time Beat was seen non-cel-shaded, predating ''VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Tennis'' by eight years[[/note]]. His goggle lenses are closer together, his skin tone is lighter, and his hair is bright red like in JSRF and the ''Sega Superstars/All-Stars'' series (rather than reddish-brown).
** In ''Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed'', the spinning record symbol on the back of Beat's shirt is facing the wrong direction (and no, this is not in Mirror Mode). It's spinning to the left, when it should be spinning to the right.
*** Speaking of ''All-Stars Racing Transformed'', when your character gets [[XRaySparks electrocuted]], switching to front view reveals that their skull has no eye or nose sockets, or teeth, they don't have finger bones, and they only have three toe bones per foot. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mJOdn0r8OA Here's a video.]]
* The enemies in ''VideoGame/TransformersConvoyNoNazo'' have sprites so badly drawn that it's hard to tell in some cases which Decepticons they're supposed to be.
** In its sequel ''The Headmasters'', all of the robots (save for Fortress Maximus) have the same robot mode sprite.
* If you die in the SuddenSlideStaircase level of ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'', as Dirk slides down, he has a large, bulbous GagNose.
* Creator/HumongousEntertainment had their games go through this for a while when they first changed from pixel art to hand-drawn graphics. Usually the faraway shots looked just fine. But when close-ups happened, the characters would fluctuate in size and proportion, as well as generally looking jagged. By ''VideoGame/SpyFox 1'' they finally seemed to get it down.
* ZUN just can't keep ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' characters consistent, aside from their [[OnlySixFaces uniformly round faces]]. This is most noticeable with the heroines, as they're the most frequently-seen characters in the series. Marisa now looks completely different from her debut, while Reimu's skintone variations gave rise to the "Zombie Reimu" meme.
** Then there's the fighting games, where Alphes tries to make up for ZUN's inability to draw more than one body shape, with bizarre results-- fandom consensus is that Sakuya ''must'' be stuffing her bra since her bust size is so inconsistent.
* In the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/VideoGames canceled]] ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' game ''Legends of Mata Nui'', the hunchback Onua suddenly becomes tall after the Toa descend underground in the cutscene leading up to the final battle... and one of his fingers also gets stuck pointing forward. Then, the Golden Masks worn by all of the Toa start randomly reverting back to their pre-golden colors in various shots.
* From the actually released ''BIONICLE: The Game'':
** Some shots in the opening animation show Gali in her updated Nuva form, even though she only becomes a Nuva after the second level. At the end of said clip, Tahu is also wielding one if his Nuva swords.
** There are cutscenes where Pohatu's eyes randomly disappear, and at one point, part of the back of Onua's head is missing.
** Due to being {{palette swap}}s, the Bohrok-Kal carry the tools of the regular Bohrok instead of their own.
** The fire Matoran, who should be red and yellow, are for some reason colored green. Beta versions of the game had them in the correct colors.
** In another literal case of using the wrong model, the snake-like Kraata slug is represented by a Krana [[{{Facehugger}} mask/parasite]] in the game.
** On (at least) the PC version, Turaga Nokama's model shows off some peculiar changes. She looks normal in cutscenes, but during gameplay and in the game's extras, her texturing is a complete mess, with a terrifying red splotch replacing her blue face, and the bones of her CGI model's armature are also visible.
* Creator/ZapDramatic's games do this a lot, as the characters generally [[LimitedAnimation slide around]], have faces that face only one direction or make very weird expressions.
** A very bad example is Duke Crabtree of ''Ambition'', whose facial structure ''changes entirely'' when he's viewed at a 3/4ths angle.
*** There's also Rolf Klink, whose head is obviously too big for his body in his second appearance and likely to be clip art as opposed to the other hand-drawn characters.
* ''VideoGame/SecondLife'' avatars are off model quite often, mostly at the start of the loading process or when a new avatar not in the cache is rendered. Avatars tend to have gray or blurred textures during the loading process, making faces on the avatar look hideously deformed. If a person's avatar has primitives worn (polygons basically), the shape of the said primitives will be disfigured, making the avatar look deformed until it fully loads.
* You can invoke this trope accidentally (or on purpose) in GarrysMod, especially if you use the [=HardWare=] Morph models of VideoGame/TeamFortress2 classes (used in the "Meet the [Class]" video for better graphics).
* For the PC version of ''Candy Land'', most of the animated characters look fine, but Queen Frostine's face ended up rather pixellated. It's even worse when she appears on the central map as that face becomes no more than two black dots and a smile.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''[='=]s character models have nearly nonexistent feet. However, this was a deliberate decision on the part of the developers due to animating issues as well as not knowing at the time whether the 3DS would be powerful enough to render fully detailed models.
* In the ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' games developed by Creator/NaughtyDog, Jak has little bits of flesh at the tips of his [[UnusualEars exceptionally]] [[PointyEars long ears]], which made them unique. (It can be seen well in [[http://bobrafei.com/galleries/jak3/characters/source/comparison.htm Bob Rafei's concept art]].) When High Impact Games developed ''Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier'', they left these out, giving him plain, smooth ears. The fans were furious.
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