Rename (29/05/12): The Unexpected

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Pretty broad name for a trope about characters you don't expect to see a particular work. Unexpected Character would work better. Lots of other things are unexpected.
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Isn't it supposed to be about an character that coming back an a sequal that you didn't expect to come back?

So maybe Unexpected Recurring Character? That doesn't sound quite right, but something along those lines.
3 32_Footsteps30th Apr 2012 02:10:51 PM from Just north of Arkham , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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[up]Nope, and it doesn't even need to be in a sequel. It happens frequently in crossover works as well. In the original Super Smash Bros., Ness from EarthBound qualified. It also covers adaptations that manage to dust off characters that may not have been at the top of various people's lists. And they don't necessarily have to be recurring. Unexpected Character makes sense for a new name to me.
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4 Spark915th May 2012 10:14:09 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Also, this should be YMMV and Audience Reaction: who the watchers/players do or do not suspect in an installment is clearly a reaction.
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5 ccoa16th May 2012 07:55:44 AM from the Sleeping Giant
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Crowner (outer) joined to thread.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
[up]Why an outer join? Are there any entries that return null-values in the join that we need?
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7 Willbyr29th May 2012 10:03:13 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Crowner's called in favor of renaming the trope.
9 Jojolavache10th Jul 2012 02:01:42 AM from France , Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
Tropette everyday
"Unexpected Character" doesn't sound too bad... The problem is, there's a few exemples that AREN'T about characters, such as the Monty Python exemple.
10 ccoa23rd Aug 2012 06:03:02 AM from the Sleeping Giant
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Bumping for votes.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
^^Remove them, since they're misuse?
12 RJSavoy23rd Aug 2012 07:15:12 AM from Edinburgh , Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
The Monty Python sketch is not listed in the examples, but it needs to be removed as page image, it's unrelated to the trope and could lead to misuse, it's so misleading.
Why is the Monty Python sketch there? ''That has nothing to do with this yrope. Can I just get rid of it?
14 ShadowHog19th Oct 2012 11:56:52 AM from Earth , Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Rule of Funny. Image Pickin' Discussion here.

If you want it removed, open a new Image Pickin' Discussion about it - although it'll help to have a good image suggestion in mind that actively, unambiguously displays the trope (or at any rate, does a good enough job of it).

edited 19th Oct '12 12:00:43 PM by ShadowHog

Crowner called.
And it looks like we're done.
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Alternative Titles: The Unexpected
29th May '12 11:54:22 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
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