* Sooni from ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' lives in a DungeonPunk world that draws heavily on ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' in particular, yet seems to consider herself an {{Anime}} heroine. Among other things, she strongly believes that DefeatMeansFriendship.
* Zeke Strahm from ''Blog/SeekingTruth'' is a {{badass}} CowboyCop, who steadfastly refuses to believe he is in the midst of a CosmicHorrorStory.
* WebSite/{{Cracked}}'s ''[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/new-york-a-soft-look-at-hard-lives/ Infiltrating a Gang Based on My Knowledge of West Side Story]]''.
* The Dove, a SerialKillerKiller from the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', incorrectly believed he was the hero in a revenge-driven crime thriller. It honestly never occurred to him that he was the villain of a superheroic version of the standard PoliceProcedural. The revelation of his actual status in the story caused him to commit suicide.
* In "Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars", Asagi Asagiri views the world as a massive video game...when it's really a massive forum game, which upgrades into GenreSavvy whenever any mechanics from video games worm their way into the situation.
* [[TheSpoonyExperiment The Spoony One]] tries to apply {{LARP}}ing rules in ''SuburbanKnights'' when they first encounter [[QuirkyMinibossSquad The Cloaks.]] He eventually realizes that [[AndYouThoughtItWasAGame they're not playing by the rules.]]
-->'''Spoony:''' "Suddenly I've decided that I'm terribly afraid of you."
* Don Sebastiano, from the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, thinks that he's in a standard SkyHigh-esque superhero story, he's the BigBad and that he and Hekate can do anything they want. Problem is, they're actually in an X-Men-esque superhero story. He's more the DiscOneFinalBoss, Hekate is his [[TheDragon dragon]], and he's underestimated the value of politics- without them, he'd be dead or maimed, because he's playing in the same league as a bunch of people who could kill him without any effort and have already gone up against bigger enemies. (Seriously, the Don or Hekate- or both of them- versus Tennyo? No contest.)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qj8PhxSnhg This Swedish Chef]] YouTube video has two Wrong Genre Savvy talking pumpkins. They try to use BriarPatching, advising the Chef to use increasingly bizarre/dangerous implements to smash them, on the assumption that he won't have them. However, this is the Swedish Chef we're talking about, who can always pull a sizable arsenal out of {{hammerspace}}.
* [[AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] in his ''Comic Book Quickies'' assumes that reading a text box that says the location of a story is the world's largest flea market, that the giant flea in the panel is the world's largest flea and assumes that the comic's creator doesn't know what a flea market it is. The real answer he found was much more, surreal. The flea is the [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs the giant flea market]] [[ItMakesAsMuchSenseInContext eating flea]]. [[FlatWhat He reacts]] pretty the much the same way as the audience.