Wrong Genre Savvy: Web Original

  • Sooni from Tales Of MU lives in a Dungeon Punk world that draws heavily on Dungeons & Dragons in particular, yet seems to consider herself an Anime heroine. Among other things, she strongly believes that Defeat Means Friendship.
  • Zeke Strahm from Seeking Truth is a badass Cowboy Cop, who steadfastly refuses to believe he is in the midst of a Cosmic Horror Story. Then everyone he knows and loves dies (some of them by accident) and his life falls apart completely.
  • Cracked's Infiltrating a Gang Based on My Knowledge of West Side Story.
  • The Dove, a Serial-Killer Killer from the Global Guardians PBEM Universe, 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 Police Procedural. The revelation of his actual status in the story caused him to commit suicide.
  • In "We Are Our Avatars", Asagi Asagiri views the world as a massive video game...when it's really a massive forum game, which upgrades into Genre Savvy whenever any mechanics from video games worm their way into the situation.
  • Suburban Knights:
    Spoony: Suddenly I've decided that I'm terribly afraid of you.
    • Just in case he tries the same thing on the Big Bad, who throws down his staff in exasperation when he does it, making it look for a second as though that somehow actually worked.
  • Don Sebastiano, from the Whateley Universe, thinks that he's in a standard Sky High-esque superhero story, he's the Big Bad 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 Disc One Final Boss, Hekate is his 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.)
    • Fellow Whateley student Josie Gilman is Wrong Genre Savvy played for laughs. She really does think she's in an X-men (or at least New Mutants) story when she's actually the Butt Monkey in a Lovecraftian Cosmic Horror story. In her case being wrong genre savvy is probably the only thing keeping her sane.
  • This Swedish Chef YouTube video has two Wrong Genre Savvy talking pumpkins. They try to use Briar Patching, 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.
  • Atop the Fourth Wall: 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 is. The real answer he found was much more, surreal. The flea is the the giant flea market eating flea. He reacts pretty the much the same way as the audience.
  • In Ten Little Roosters, the titular ten Rooster Teeth creators are in the midst of a Murder Mystery, but Chris, decked out in his Hobbit-like outfit, has his mind set on Lord of the Rings and other fantasy settings. This goes to the point where Burnie gives Chris a "The Reason You Suck" Speech because he just wouldn't stop and say who the killer was. Even worse, when the killer does shows up to confront the two, Chris decides that now is the perfect time to pull off a Heroic Sacrifice. Three times. And each time, he blocks Burnie's shot of the killer! By the third time he hops up, Burnie's just had it and when he croaks, he just says "Yup, I'm done here" and leaves him.
    • It later hits Adam. In episode 2, he teams up with Gavin, only to find out Gavin's clone (long story) is in trouble. Gavin and the clone die horribly by mousetraps. When Barbara confronts Adam and suggests they team up, Adam refuses because of what happened. The killer is later able to ambush him and strangle him to death.
    • Miles believes that he can be the hero of the story by dressing up as Ruby Rose and trying to think like her. Even more he believes that beating Skyrim eight times and getting all of the Chaos Emeralds makes him even more suitable for surviving. It doesn't. At all. The one time he tries to take action, fighting a puma, he freaks, drops his weapon and runs.
  • In Achievement Hunter's Let's Play Grand Theft Auto V episode "Lindsay's Heist", Michael stops Lindsay during the live-action segment and asks if there was anything she wanted to tell him. She just looks at him in a confused manner, says "no" and walks on. This was because, in "Michael's Heist", Michael had done this with Lindsay as he plotted to betray everyone save for Gavin.