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->'''Sauron:''' Wait, will any of this actually be in the movie?\\
'''Wayne:''' No, it'll all be lost during post-production.
-->-- ''The One Ring to Rule Them All 3'' teaser trailer

NeverTrustATrailer taken to the logical extreme: some trailers are ''so'' untrustworthy they include scenes that have been cut from the film itself. Or even worse, filmed just for the trailer.

Most trailers are put together by companies that have no idea what is or is not going to get cut from the film, but this doesn't really help the poor bastard that only came to see the scene that didn't make it in.

This may, however, be justified by the fact that the movie is still being edited as the trailers are released. Since the editing process may take months and sometimes only finish mere weeks before the theatrical release, it is rather common for the trailer scenes to either become a DeletedScene or be replaced by an alternate take in the final cut.

This trope is also common in teaser trailers that are released long in advance of a film's production. They often feature special footage or scenes that are never intended to be used in the film, but are instead created to give viewers a taste of the final product.

In fact, such scenes can be found in nearly every movie with a sufficient amount of promotional material. Expect them to appear in the Deleted Scenes section of the DVD or to be included in a Recut for a LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition.

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!!Examples:

* MissingTrailerScene/{{Film}}

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The fourth ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' [[TheMovie movie]] has two short scenes. The first shows Shuren's Togabito group arriving as a FiveBadBand before the battles start. But the five are never seen together in one scene. The second scene shows Yuzu's kidnapping in the family's house. The movie shows the two sisters being already captured by the villains.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' had a dub-only example of this. Back when 4Kids had the license to the series, they released a promotional DVD which included music videos featuring clips from the series. Many of these clips were from the Buggy side-story, Apis and Little Garden story arcs, which were completely skipped from the 4Kids dub of the series. To make things weirder, the dub had already passed the point where these story arcs should have been.
* Almost all ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' movie trailers have scenes not in the finished movie. In fact, most of the original trailers were composed of nothing but early production footage:
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b70GRNYnacI original Japanese teaser trailer]] for ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''. It not only has scenes that don't appear in the film itself, but the trailer heavily implies that it's a DistantFinale for the entire franchise. It shows what appears to be an older version of Misty telling a story to a young girl in a park. In addition, the ending theme it uses, "Fantasy in a Pocket", was never used in any version of the film.
** For ''Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}'' an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-k6BoH9h2U early trailer]] showed a scene where Ash leaps to rescue Pikachu off a cliff. A tearful Misty (who isn't wearing her jacket like in the final product) tries to run and save Ash but is stopped by Tracey. There's also a scene with Ash and Pikachu on the boat that isn't present in the final product.
** A trailer for ''Anime/PokemonDestinyDeoxys'' depicted a space battle between Deoxys and Ash riding on the back of Rayquaza, which was nowhere to be seen in the final cut. This may have caused the UrbanLegendOfZelda of being able to ride Rayquaza into space in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokemon Emerald]]''.
** Some of the trailers for ''Anime/PokemonLucarioAndTheMysteryOfMew'' show Kid's van being caught in the middle of a geyser field, Lucario dodging falling rocks, Lucario apparently dead, and various other scenes cut from the final film.
** A teaser for what eventually became ''Anime/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions'' originally depicted [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPK-nwpHY1M Ho-Oh and Lugia]] locked in aerial combat, presumably for a ''Heart Gold/Soul Silver'' tie-in at the time. Other [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AR-WW07hvM early trainers]] showed a shadowy EvilTwin of Ash, which also never made it to the movie.
** Just about every movie has a trailer scene of Ash screaming as Pikachu falls from a great height. No such scene has actually been in any of the movies yet.
* ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'':
** The teaser for the second movie shows Misato slapping Ritsuko across the face during a heated argument. Nothing remotely close to this happens in the movie.
** The same teaser shows Mari watching a flock of birds fly away as Zeruel attacks. In the actual movie, she's busy hijacking Unit-02 when Zeruel first arrives and begins attacking the city.
** Almost nothing from the teaser for the third movie was included in the final film, as the script was heavily rewritten during production.
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' has a bonus chapter at the end of the first season, which showcases trailers for [[ScriptFic (fictitious)]] DVD releases. One scene, purported to be from a HalloweenEpisode, isn't found in either of the two in said season:
--> '''Hobbes:''' You gonna call?\\
'''Calvin:''' [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} GHOST BUSTERS!]]\\
'''Hobbes:''' [[YouFool YOU FOOL!]] [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday IT'S THEIR BUSIEST NIGHT!]]
** In a similar vein, ''Fanfic/CanYouImagineThat'' has two of these.
*** The first is when Hobbes is transformed into an actual tiger - the kids and Retro scream, but Hobbes just goes "WHAAA...?"
*** A similar scene goes like this:
--> '''Calvin:''' Why are you all staring at him?\\
'''Susie:''' …He's ''alive.''\\
'''Calvin:''' DUH! Have you all been blind for the past few years or what?\\
'''Hobbes:''' Maybe now that we're heroes, they've taken on a better respect for me. And Moe, [[ContinuityNod I haven't forgotten about the bear crack.]] That's the biggest insult to tigers.\\
''(Moe [[{{Fainting}} passes out]])''
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In a fairly bizarre example, the commercials and trailers for ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero'' consisted of clips from Mr. Freeze's previous appearances on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. Presumably they hadn't finish their animation yet.
* Trailers for the 2005 Disney film ''Disney/ChickenLittle'' almost always included [[https://youtu.be/FUJOsZdpUrM?t=56s this joke]]:
-->'''Dad:''' Son, there's something I want you to know.
-->'''Chicken Little:''' What, Dad?
-->'''Dad:''' In about three seconds, I'm going to scream like a little girl.
* The first trailer of ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' has Maui the Demi-God explain who he is, does a little dance around a campfire and then cuts to Moana being confused. This scene is not in the movie. Not only that, but the scene also has Moana's pet pig Pua sitting beside her, he never actually goes with her on her journey and is barely in the movie at all.
* An honorable mention must go to Creator/{{Pixar}}, whose trailers are understood to not contain footage from the final movie, but are simply meant to be short comedy sketches introducing the movie's premise and the characters. However, this doesn't stop a lot of people from expecting to see, for example, the bouncing belt buckle gag in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''.
** However, in the actual ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' trailers (which did feature scenes from the film), Carl blows a raspberry at the assisted-living guys shortly after his house lifts off. This is replaced with a line of dialog in the finished film.
** ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' trailers have some scenes made only for the trailers.
** One trailer for ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' showed the sharks ''helping'' Marlin and Dory find Nemo. In the film, the sharks only appear twice, one of their scenes being merely a cameo at the film's ending.
*** In it's Sequel, ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'', the trailer has a scene of Dory sleep swimming, but this scene does not appear in the film.
** An infamous screencap from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2'' shows Lightning [=McQueen=], Mater, Finn [=McMissile=], and Siddely escaping from an explosion, with a pair of villains in hot pursuit. In the actual movie, Lightning isn't in the scene, Siddeley is further behind and Finn is attached to Mater's tow cable, driving backwards.
*** Another screencap has Lightning [=McQueen=], Mater, and Finn [=McMissile=] strolling through the streets of Tokyo. In the actual movie, Finn was never driving with those two cars there, and he didn't even know who Lightning [=McQueen=] was until their encounter in London at the end of the film!
** The original teaser for ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' showed Merida riding her horse Angus into the forest where she enters the ring of standing stones, is confronted by Mor'du the demon bear, and shoots an arrow at him. Clips from this teaser are re-used in other trailers, but the scene doesn't actually happen in the movie. It was presumably created just to sell the idea to the crowd.
*** Later trailers also featured a shot of King Fergus on horseback in the snow. This shot also doesn't appear in the movie.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alIq_wG9FNk The trailer]] for ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' has an interesting case. [[spoiler:One of the last scenes shown is WALL•E shaking M-O's hand in the airlock after saving EVE from being dumped into space. The final film, however, has EVE saving WALL•E from being blown into space with a bunch of trash, and M-O shakes WALL•E's hand later.]]
** The first trailer for ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' plays out as a short scene from the film, but with some of the dialog altered to avoid spoiling that [[spoiler:Joy and Sadness are missing and the other emotions are covering for them]].
** The [=DVDs=] of both ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' include a montage of animation and character skits created for promotional material. One of these (the scene with Joy and Riley pretending to play music instead of doing homework) was included in the film's main trailer.
* Two or three fully animated scenes shown in the trailer for ''WesternAnimation/RugratsInParis'' aren't even seen in the actual movie. A few lines might not have made the cut as well.
* Most of the trailers for ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' have {{Gag Dub}}s over real movie dialogue.
* Trailers for ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'' include a shot of the monsters doing a PowerWalk, which was left out of the final cut. Also, the newscaster's comment about America being "the only country [=UFOs=] ever seem to land in" is said on location at the landing of the robot probe, while in the movie he says it in the studio during the second UFO sighting.
** Not only that, the theatrical poster showed a dozen alien ships adorning the sky above the characters. The final film only has one.
*** There is even a scene in one of the trailers in which Gallahar contacts the President and his workers demanding Earth be handed over to him. For some reason he contacts them through a television screen rather than project a giant hologram of his face.
* In the trailer for ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', after Pacha and Kuzco accidentally get tied around a tree branch, Pacha mutters, "Or not," in reference to a line he said right beforehand. This wasn't in the movie.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway'', the pair of butler hamsters seen in the trailer are not in the film itself. They originally were, and were named "Creator/GilbertAndSullivan".
* In the trailer for ''The Adventures of Pinocchio'' features some scenes not shown in the movie and Pepe's voice is done by Wallace Shawn rather than David Doyle.
* In the trailer for ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'' during the "Welcome to the 40 Thieves" song Aladdin is seen with a bloody arm from his fight with Saluk, the blood is edited out in the film. However, you can see it when he clutches his arm after being cut.
* A variation occurred with ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''. The scene where Astrid finds out about Toothless had her saying "you're so busted" in the trailers. In the film, she says nothing. In a more different vein, one scene in the trailers had Hiccup insulting Toothless and Toothless hitting him on the head in response. This happened in the film, but in two very different instances.
* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'':
** The trailer has a scene in which Rapunzel beats up Flynn with PrehensileHair, and one where she chucks him out of the tower. These never happen in the movie. The tower scene is even present in the ''credits'' to a degree, but not in the movie.
** There's also a third scene, where Flynn calls up to Rapunzel "Let down your hai-" only to have a load of hair suddenly dropped on him, complete with [[CoolHorse Maximus]] laughing/whinnying. Like the above two, it's nowhere in the film.
* A scene in a trailer for ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'' apparently showed a scene where Shrek can been seen accidentally scaring children at an elementary school while reading them a story. Such a scene actually did not appear in the movie at all. It did, however, appear in one of the tie-in storybooks.
* In an ad for ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', Cindy says to Jimmy "If we blow up, whatever's left of me is kicking your butt." Not in the finished film. The TV adverts edited "kicking your butt" to "kicking your can," so much effort put into a deleted scene.
* The promo for ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' consists mainly of test animation that went unused. Some major differences include Ultra Magnus having a different colour scheme (the same as his Diaclone counterpart), Hot Rod and Arcee being on the same shuttle (the Autobots being on different shuttles is a plot point), an alternate version of Kup telling the Dinobots a story, and Snarl being more prominent instead of making quick cameos.
* The trailer for ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' prominently featured random scenes with [[HornyVikings Vikings]] sailing through a thunderstorm, and later being sunk by a sea monster. This made it look like the Vikings were the main characters, but it was taken from the film's original prologue, which was replaced with the more plot-relevant depiction of Atlantis' destruction. Thus, no Vikings appeared in the actual film.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' had a lot of footage in the trailers and TV spots that didn't make it to the final print. To wit:
** The first theatrical trailer had a scene with Reverend Lovejoy and Marge examining the surveillance footage of Abe's meltdown at the church, with Lovejoy later exclaiming "Here's the money shot!" On the commentary track, the filmmakers stated they felt the scene was pointless, and not needed.
** The same trailer also had additional footage of Dr. Hibbert, Apu and Chief Wiggum fleeing Mr. Burns' hounds that was not included in the final cut, including a part where Wiggum and Apu conferring as they run for their lives.
** In the final theatrical trailer, there's a scene of Kent Brockman reporting on the turmoil at Springfield before a Molotov cocktail explodes near him, causing him to flee. This scene was cut, but was added as a bonus feature on DVD and Blu-ray.
** Likewise, one of the final TV spots for the movie had the townspeople raiding the DMV where Patty and Selma work. This was part of the scene above and included along with additional deleted scenes as a bonus feature in the DVD and Blu-ray release.
** The final theatrical trailer and some TV spots had Moe and Barney panicking after the power goes out while watching a news report of the power outage. In the final movie, the power outage has the scene goes black for a few seconds before the power goes back on, with some of Moe's alcohol stolen and no panicking whatsoever.
* A trailer for ''WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas'' has Arthur hanging from Evie (Grandsanta's sleigh), yelling "No child left behind!" as he's determined to get a gift to the child forgotten by Santa. This line is not in the film.
* Subverted with ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'' when trailers included a scene where the Pirate Captain boards a ship and demands treasure, only to find out it's actually a leper boat. This scene was planned to be in the finished film as it was, but it was redubbed to instead take place on a plague boat after leprosy charities complained. A real shame, since it stops making sense once the original joke concludes and the passenger's arm drops off, to say nothing of how the scene became an {{Enforced| Trope}} example of a HongKongDub.
* Perhaps one of the most significant examples would be ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' since various trailers and TV spots for the original film had snippets of animated footage that weren't in the final film at all, but are much talked about with fans as they are from scenes that were cut out due to concern that the film would be too scary for kids (many of these scenes were ones that apparently involved Sharptooth).
* The original trailer for ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas'' had a brief scene where the Beast's rose floats through the glass towards Belle. No explanation is given in the trailer, and the scene is not in the final movie.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'': Nod dangling from Mub's eyestalks after dangling from the branch. Also, Mandrake's line "I'm going to destroy the forest, but I'm only going to do it once".
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'':
** The scene of Kristoff shouting "Now we just have to survive this blizzard!" and Anna replying "That's no blizzard; that's my sister!" with Elsa then conjuring up a blast of snow on top of the mountain is completely absent from the film. The scene in question was an artifact from when Elsa was the main villain. It gives the impression Elsa is an antagonist, which [[TrailersAlwaysLie isn't remotely true]]. The animators had to completely reanimate and redub the sequence because it clashed vastly with the final characters designs and personalities (Marshmallow has tree limbs for arms and is attacking Anna, Anna is afraid to jump off the cliff, etc). It's not noticeable in the trailer but the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM9palXgpC4 full version]] of the scene clearly shows Anna with no white stripe in her hair, as it dates back to before that plot point existed.
** As with the Pixar films, the first teaser is a self-contained skit (in this case, of Olaf the snowman trying to get his carrot nose back before it's eaten by Sven) not meant to be in the movie, although some of the animation is reused for one of the final scenes.
* One of the trailers and most of the TV spots for ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio 2}}'' has a scene with pair of turtles, one of them holding the other by the hands and spinning them around in the air. The speed becomes so much that the turtle being spun is sucked out of its shell and sent flying, to the shock of the birds. Whilst the turtles do appear in the film, this scene is absent because of the [[WesternAnimation/{{Epic}} Fruit Fly]] [[BlackComedy Incident]].
* The teaser trailer for ''Disney/BigHero6'' follows the Pixar trend of showing a comedic gag -- Hiro struggling to fit Baymax into a suit of armor, only to have the armor pop off Baymax right after he finally gets it all on -- that's nowhere to be found in the actual film. Hiro ''does'' suit up Baymax in armor in the film, but no armor-popping happens there. It also shows him in a lab at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, while the movie changes the location to his garage.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'':
** The slo-mo shot of the hot woman that Patrick appears to oogle over (when it's just an ice cream he wants) is not in the film. A bunch of alternate takes of uncut scenes can be seen in the trailers, including Patrick's head with a hole through it. The girl commenting on the superheroes saying, "They must be in spin class!" is not in the film, nor is Mr. Krabs' line "That pirate's gonna destroy our world!"
** [[https://youtu.be/TGjbpO1toTc?t=1m14s Despite being featured in the trailer and a few TV commercials, Slash never appears in the movie.]]
** In one scene, Burger Beard throws a six pack of soda can plastic rings at Squidward. He gets caught up in them and exclaims ''"What is this diabolical thing?!"'' This is TruthInTelevision, because marine animals do get caught up in these rings and other pieces of manufactured garbage. However, none of this appears in the film proper.
** The "Thank Gosh it's Monday" musical number doesn't appear in the film at all. A few details, such as the establishing shot of Bikini Bottom, imply that it's an early version of the opening scene, and the gag of Patrick using his belly to talk reappears in the actual opening.
* The scene in the teaser trailer for ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania2'' is in the final film, but plays out slightly differently. Also, Mavis and Jonathan's son Dennis has a slightly different design.
* For ''WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}'', the scene where a king is accidentally impaled by his own sword is not included in the montage of the deaths of the Minions' various bosses in the final film.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'':
** An early trailer featured Pig snorting like his namesake in his sleep. This isn't seen in the film.
** Several clips from ''Almost Home'' were used in the trailers, but not in the film itself.
* In the original trailer for ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie'', the Duke of Zill has a less threatening looking design.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'':
** A trailer for the second half of Season 3 had Dee saying, "I'm going to bring Starbuck back to Apollo" in a cheery way. In the actual episode, "Rapture", she said it with resignation.
** A trailer for the first half of Season 3 finishes with Baltar begging desperately for Gaeta to shoot him. In "Exodus Part 2," he is way calmer about the request.
* One trailer for ''Series/ICarly'' has a ShipTease moment where Freddie asks Carly if she was jealous. It's not in the final episode.
* The trailer for ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'''s GrandFinale movie shown after the final episode contains exactly 0% of the footage from the final product. Going beyond that, the plotlines alluded to in the trailer were almost entirely thrown out, though two ([[spoiler:Natsumi opposing Decade and Kivala becoming a Kamen Rider]]) were merged together.
* Cloud 9's industry trailer for 'Series/TheLegendOfWilliamTell' includes several scenes and lines of dialogue that did not appear in the show. One showed up as a flashback despite not being shown the first time around.
* Some early promos for ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' included footage filmed specifically for TV spots, such as the one in which Leslie and Tom are standing on a railed boardwalk ("It's a wooden walkway.", "It's over a drain, so it's a bridge.") In a subversion, a short scene originally filmed for a TV spot (Leslie encountering a raccoon inside) was later incorporated into the show itself as a FlashbackCut. Also note that the page quote heading our own article on ''Parks And Recreation'' ("I hate the public. The public is stupid.") is from a deleted scene in the pilot which was nevertheless heavily featured in early TV spots.
** Similarly a tv spot for the episode in season two where Ron has a Bunion has a scene where Ron says that he named his bunion with the quote "Yes, I named it Paul. Paul Bunion." The scene is not even the cut scenes on the DVD.
* The first trailer for Season 2 of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' (using footage from the season premiere) showed a haggard Shane running down a street with a bag as a horde of walkers chase him, then turning around and firing several shotgun rounds at them in a rage. A later scene in the trailer showed walkers consuming bodies, standing up with flesh in their mouths and Rick saying "to hell with the noise" before Shane yells at him and the group fires on the walkers. This is due to the fact that said episode, "What Lies Ahead", had two-thirds of its footage scrapped in production. It was originally meant to go from Shane's car running out of gas and him fleeing the horde to the group discovering that the Vatos (from the first season) were all executed offscreen and had their supplies stolen. Even more notable is that there are deleted scenes from the episode on the boxset, but they begin from when Dale, Rick and Glenn rescue Shane in the RV, and don't have the shotgun sequence or take of Rick saying the line before shooting the walkers at the retirement home.
* Parodied in Season 2 of ''Series/{{Danger 5}}'', where each PreviouslyOn montage includes a scene that wasn't shown in the previous episode.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. To the annoyance of J/C fans, a UPN Promo trailer showed a ShipTease moment between Captain Janeway and Commander Chakotay that had been cut from "Hunters".
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines'' took this to such an extreme that in many countries the trailers were banned or marked with heavy disclaimers. It turned out that almost the entirety of the pre-release trailer was either created purely for the trailer itself, removed from the game for various reasons, or changed beyond recognition by the time the game was released. Things removed included:
** One prerelease gameplay reel showed the player using a smart gun from behind a barricade to take out xenomorphs in the Sulaco's cargo bay. Soon after, when the umbilical explodes, the player is shown to have a choice of which way they want to grab onto as objects fly at them into space, implying a NonStandardGameOver for failure. In the final product, no smart gun is ever utilized and the umbilical escape scene is non-playable.
** Another gameplay preview showed an entire sequence that never appeared in the game proper. The player character wakes up from a concussion, gives his commanding officer the finger, and they go to secure the operations room in Hadley's Hope. After doing so, the PC and two other AI Marines fend off an attack in the maintenance tunnels with multiple sentry guns, then the PC is knocked out of a window by a xeno, who he subsequently shoots and kills. He is forced to run away from a Crusher charging after him, and barely makes it into the vehicle bay. The group then has a last stand against a horde of xenos (and defend themselves with powerloaders outfitted with flamethrowers) before a Queen busts in, eviscerates several soldiers and attacks the PC.
** One trailer showed a shot of [[spoiler:the Sulaco and Sephora]] plowing into the landscape of Hadley's Hope, while in the game only the aftermath is seen.
* The original trailer for ''[[VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs]]'' features a suspenseful scene in which the main character cowers under a stairway as a squealing, unseen monstrosity batters its way into the room. Too bad this event never takes place in the actual game.
* The "Holiday Special" trailer for ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' had a unseen scene where the character Gary tells the protagonist Jimmy how "young love... is a beautiful thing", and then pantomimes doggy style sex while saying "spank me". It is probable that this cutscene was removed due to sexual content, which could have hurt Bully's T rating. Not only was the cutscene removed from the game but the dialogue for it was removed from the data files entirely.
* The trailer for ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' features several cutscenes that never appear in the actual game. One had Federova gunning down innocent protestors to start a riot, when in the game Federova [[spoiler:was ''dead'']] by the time the riot starts and it appears the police managed to handle the troublemakers without much bloodshed at all.
* The trailer for ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' showed Bonnie the Bunny running down the hallway to the Office. He does not do this in the final game; Foxy takes that role. The clip of Bonnie removing his costume head (revealing his endoskeleton) is not seen in the game, either.
** The trailer for ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' featured a line from the "Phone Guy" that was never used in the game and only appeared in the trailer. Several shots in the trailer (akin to cutscenes) were only made for the game's promotion.
--> ''"Hello? He-helloooo? Well, if you're hearing this, then...chances are, [[CaptainObvious you've made a very poor career choice]]."''
** [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3 The third game]] plays with this. The scene with [[spoiler:the twitching Springtrap]] ''does'' happen in game, but with different graphics.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
** One of the trailers for ''VideoGame/{{Kingdom Hearts|I}}'' showed that Sora could go inside Disney Castle. This was removed and held back until ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. The trailer also showed a cut scene of Riku on top of Big Ben during the ''Disney/PeterPan'' level.
** The beta trailer for ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' featured many scenes that weren't in the game. These included Roxas chasing the photo-stealing Dusk through Twilight Town's Market Street (and the latter disappearing into the wall of a building), a scene of Organization XIII in the High Tower area of Hollow Bastion from the first game summoning Neoshadows which Sora, Donald and Goofy battle against, and one scene of an apparently just-awakened Donald trying to hit Goofy with Blizzard (for whatever reason) only to have Goofy duck and the spell ricochet off the pods and ceiling and hit Donald, who becomes frozen solid.
* The scene where Link jumps on a chandelier in the E3 announcement trailer for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' was animated specifically for the trailer.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'':
** The first trailer had a scene of Link walking through a dark, shadowy forest by the light of his lantern. This forest ([[FanNickname dubbed]] the "beta forest" by fans) was absent from the game, and was discovered as a DebugRoom on the game disc.
** Another scene from the first trailer showed a small army of monsters marching up a hill and Link riding out to meet them on Epona, set amidst a fiery sunset, and a scene in the second trailer showed Link walking through a forest with some kind of a giant. Both scenes were cut, though it's speculated that the monster army might have been an early version of the Bulbin attack on Karkariko. The giant doesn't appear in the finished game at all.
* Perhaps the most shocking example of this trope in the video game medium was its use in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2''. It was advertised as mostly straight-forward sequel starring Solid Snake, barely featuring the real main character--[[ThisLoserIsYou a rookie named Raiden]]--at all. Most of the footage came from the game's intro level, where you do play as Solid Snake, but two scenes from Raiden's portion involving a cyborg ninja and a Harrier attack on the Golden Gate Bridge were specifically recreated in the intro's location for the trailer. Unlike many other examples, this one earned the ire of many fans. It's also a rare example of this trope being used for aesthetic rather than marketing effect, as the trailer itself is part of the game's elaborate use of PlayingThePlayer.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' had several sequences from the trailer that never appeared in the game proper, although some are accessible in the game through obscure or not widely-known means:
** Several trailers showed footage from a cutscene in Africa of child soldiers being trained to fire assault rifles by an instructor. While the kids training with the instructor can be seen in the final product by going to Masa Village during Mission 13 ("Pitch Black"), waiting until dawn then watching the kids training with the instructor, this doesn't appear as a cutscene.
** Another trailer showed footage of a prisoner (dressed similarly to those encountered in ''Ground Zeroes'') being tortured before being shot in the back, in a location that looks very similar to Camp Omega from the same title. While there were claims that this was part of an unrealized OldSaveBonus that would have been accessed through a data transfer and would have involved the player going back to the same location, this cutscene never appears in the game. However, the animations seen in this footage are accessible during Mission 6 ("Where Do The Bees Sleep") -- if you follow the soldiers transporting the Hamid prisoner into Smasei Fort all the way down to the basement and not trigger any combat alerts, you can see the soldiers find the Killer Bee and taunt the prisoner before executing him in the same way as the cutscene.
** A cutscene of Venom Snake walking through a burned African village, dropping to his knees and screaming up at the sky doesn't appear in the final product, although most believe that these animations were repurposed from Mission 43 ("Shining Lights, Even in Death") where Venom does the exact same thing after [[spoiler:he's forced to kill his infected staff members]]. In the final game, there is a burned village (north of Masa Village) that can be visited and a short cutscene that plays with Miller explaining what happened when you approach a pile of charred bodies, but not the exact sequence seen in the trailer.
** Several moments displayed by Venom Snake in Mission 43 are prominent in the trailers, but aren't in the game proper (apparently, most of these were edited by Hideo Kojima to play up certain themes present in the plot, and were never intended to be in the game itself). Among these is a shot of Venom Snake staring away from the flames while [[spoiler:cremating his infected troops]] in Mission 43 (while his face is covered in blood) and a transitional shot of Snake's face turning into a skull (which provides the page image for [[NightmareFuel/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain the game's associated Nightmare Fuel page]]).
* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' had [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_HlFbtj9jc this]] gameplay trailer, implying Phoenix himself was the victim of one of the cases. This actually turned out to have been a scene created purely for demonstration purposes that isn't in the final game at all.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpxEQIe5jdw The trailer for]] ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney''. One can make a drinking game of how many scenes never made it into the game, or were vastly altered. In fact just try to find an exact scene that was kept in.
* A trailer for ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'' includes a giant Clyde Donovan busting through city hall, and the Vampire Kids. The Vamps only appear in a cutscene in Clyde's fortress then are never seen again. On another note, Crab People and Hippies were seen to be fightable enemies but only one Crab Person appeared in the game as a friend.
** Justified since the script was 850 pages long and they had to trim it down.
* The vast majority of the plot seen in trailers and preview footage of ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' did not make it into the actual game beyond the broad thematic strokes of the world. This [[https://youtu.be/Y_DSfjAdhlU initial gameplay trailer]] is a good example: though Colombia and the player's fighting mechanics are more or less the same, this entire plotline does not occur in the game and Elizabeth's powers seem distinctly more magical than what she could do in the final game.
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' parodies this in the release trailer. In-between shots of in-game footage, suddenly, inexplicably, a weird blobby 3D model of Toriel rams itself into a pile of untextured cubes and flies away as a ghostly, photo-realistic version of the same character says "my child you are breaking my heart". (The game itself is entirely 2D.) A caption underneath notes that this is "PROBABLY NOT ACTUAL GAME FOOTAGE?"
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* Played for laughs in ''WebVideo/ATrailerForEveryAcademyAwardWinningMovieEver''. The Insightful Best Friend is sipping wine in the bathtub and says "This scene doesn't make it to the final cut of the movie."
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' had a trailer for Season Two, which mainly consisted of voiceover narration over short scenes or still images, but did contain one scene that could have been from an upcoming episode: Twilight Sparkle, in the midst of her mental breakdown from "Lesson Zero", shouting "I'm just so full of all the emotions!" Then when ''UFP'' parodied "Lesson Zero" not long afterwards, that line was absent. When a fan wondered what happened to that line, series creator Wacarb clarified "the trailer is its own thing really."
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic did a trailer for a ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' review that had almost a completely different storyline to said review. People ''enjoyed'' it, (Rob calls it his favorite episode), but that was never explained.
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* The first trailer for ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has a completely different animation style and voice cast compared to the final show. However, re-done versions of some of the scenes made their way into the episodes "Come the Conqueror" and "The Kang Dynasty", among others.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** The Season Three DVD includes a promo for "Colonel Homer" with a deleted scene. The inclusion on the deleted scene is specifically noted, and is evidently the only reason why it was included on the DVD.
** The promo for "Large Marge" included scenes of Marge's breasts giving Bart confused feelings.
** The promo for "Brake My Wife Please" features a line not heard in the final episode.
-->'''Homer:''' It's like you hate me, your own husband, whom you're contractually obligated to like!
** On the deleted scenes audio commentaries, the show's creators have mentioned several times when a "weaker" joke will be cut for time, only for Fox to unknowingly use it prominently in the episode's promos.
* During the SDCC 2015 mid-season trailer for ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Ford and Stan are seen simultaneously correcting their glasses. However, as this scene was not included in the episode "A Tale Of Two Stans", and during the trailer they are seen before a backdrop featuring the portal, this scene could no longer be possible as [[spoiler: Ford destroyed the portal in the following episode]].
* Literally ''none'' of the animation used in ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNWncZpeNkI trailer from 2012]] was used in the final product (and only a small amount of it vaguely resembles scenes from the cartoon). The series was stuck in DevelopmentHell for a while. In the process the art-style was changed dramatically, the action was toned down, and Felix was ''cut out'' completely and replaced by (the highly similar but not identical) Adrien.
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