* 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. [[spoiler:[[AnyoneCanDie Then everyone he knows and loves dies (some of them by accident)]] [[HeroicBSOD and his life falls apart completely.]]]]
* 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 ''Roleplay/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.
* ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'':
** [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment The Spoony One]] tries to apply {{LARP}}ing rules in the first encounter [[QuirkyMinibossSquad The Cloaks]] (Specifically throwing bird seed at them, saying "Two magic!" and expecting them to give up). He eventually realizes that [[AndYouThoughtItWasAGame they're not playing by the rules.]]
-->'''Spoony:''' Suddenly I've decided that I'm terribly afraid of you.
** Just in case he tries the same thing on the BigBad, 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 Literature/WhateleyUniverse, thinks that he's in a standard ''Film/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.)
** Fellow Whateley student Josie Gilman is WrongGenreSavvy played for laughs. She really does think she's in an X-men (or at least New Mutants) story when she's actually the ButtMonkey in a Lovecraftian CosmicHorror story. In her case being wrong genre savvy is probably the only thing keeping her sane.
* In ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'',during the "Sleepwalker" story arc, Harvey Finevoice informs the (as of yet unnamed) female intruder that Linkara is locked in his room and weird things are happening in there, thinking that she's the one responsible. The intruder theorizes that Linkara is asleep and being tortured by [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Kreuger]], since he was reviewing [=NoES=] comics and [[WebVideo/MediaHunter this cliché]] [[WebVideo/{{Phelous}} has been done several times]] [[WebVideo/AngryVideoGameNerd since the AVGN first did it]]. Harvey shoots down this assumption with evidence showing that Linkara is very much awake.
* In ''WebVideo/TenLittleRoosters'', the titular ten Creator/RoosterTeeth creators are in the midst of a MurderMystery, but Chris, decked out in his Hobbit-like outfit, has his mind set on ''Franchise/LordOfTheRings'' and other fantasy settings. This goes to the point where Burnie gives Chris a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech because he just wouldn't stop and say who the killer was. Even worse, when the killer ''does'' shows up to confront the two, [[spoiler:Chris decides that ''now'' is the perfect time to pull off a HeroicSacrifice. 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.]]
* In Creator/AchievementHunter's ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterGrandTheftAutoSeries 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. [[spoiler:This was because, in "Michael's Heist", Michael had done this with Lindsay as he plotted to betray everyone save for Gavin.]]
* Used in ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'', in "''Pokemon vs. Digimon''". Red believes that Agumon is a kind of rare Pokemon, and tries to capture Agumon with a Pokeball which [[YourMagicsNoGoodHere of course doesn't work]]. [[spoiler:Red is also bewildered at Tai running up to him and beating him up himself when Mega Charizard begins seriously hurting [=WarGreymon=] - he really honestly didn't see the other "trainer" getting directly involved in a fight. This makes sense if you go with the interpretation that fights in ''Pokemon'' battles are friendly duels while fights in ''Digimon'' [[DarkerAndEdgier often result in serious injury and death]], so it would make sense for Tai and Agumon to treat the battle more seriously.]]
* The main character of ''WebAnimation/PokemonRusty'' thinks he exists in the world of the Pokemon games, complete with the logic of said games. However, he's in a DeconstructiveParody of those games, where RealityEnsues and such thinking is an example of DidntThinkThisThrough. Not to mention, Rusty think he's the hero till the very end, not realizing, or capable of realizing, that he's in fact a terrible trainer who gets his Pokemon killed and they all hate him.