Main Covers Always Lie Discussion

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frederickzabala
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07:50:59 PM Dec 16th 2014
this is some movies whose cover/poster count as Covers Always Lie:

Nightmare on Elm Street 3 Dream Warriors: depicted a woman that doesn't look the main heroine Kristen, Kincaid using a bat which he never used it in the actual film and someone wielding a Mace which also don't even appear in the film

Cottage (2008) the one with Andy Serkis: featured the two villain protagonist and their female hostage as trophy head which never happened in the film

Monkey Shine depicted a toy monkey with cymbals when in reality is about a killer Capuchin monkey stalking it paraplegic owner

One DVD Cover of King Kong vs Godzilla (the 35th anniversary edition) depicted the titular ape looking like his appearance from the 70's remake when he look different in the actual film
ThyDarkLordofAwesomeness
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05:19:45 PM Jan 19th 2014
edited by 96.243.121.129
I think the Professional Wrestling section needs a little more examples to be a whole section, like some posters show matches that are not the main event. (While Bret Hart vs Sting was part of the tournament in WCW Mayhem 99', the match for the championship (and the main event the semi final shown on the cover was leading up to) was Bret Hart vs Chris Benoit.)
Telcontar
01:03:51 AM Jan 20th 2014
Go ahead and add them.
avon
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09:24:10 AM Jan 19th 2014
Anyone else agree that the art for Def Con 4 would do nice as the trope-namer?

JimCambias
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06:54:49 AM Dec 17th 2013
Deleted the Dewey-defeats-Truman example:

  • The famous "Dewey Defeats Truman" headline at the end of the 1948 election, so well known in fact that it even has its own Wikipedia page all to itself.

This doesn't really count because if you read the paper, it would have said the same thing as the cover: the Tribune reporters and editors genuinely believed Dewey won the election. It's wrong, but it's not a lying cover.
SamMax
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06:18:42 PM Aug 30th 2012
edited by SamMax
As a person below me said, yes, the cover for the Ranma 1/2 game is Off Model, but I agree with the idea that that alone is insufficient. Thus, I believe it should be gone. What do you think?
DaibhidC
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02:56:36 PM Oct 6th 2011
Is there any reason to assume the woman on the cover of The Light Fantastic is meant to be Herrena the Henna-Haired Harradin? Granted, she doesn't look much like the description of Bethan, either...
DaibhidC
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02:56:10 PM Oct 6th 2011
Is there any reason to assume the woman on the cover of The Light Fantastic is meant to be Herrenna the Henna-Haired Harradin? Granted, she doesn't look much like the description of Bethan, either...
xrabohrok
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06:19:22 PM Sep 13th 2010
Its funny that they mention that particular poster for James Bond's "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." The laserdisk release of that movie has only the bottom half of the poster as a cover. Imagine Bloefield and all of his cronies shooting at...nothing.
71.193.238.177
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10:40:59 AM Jul 9th 2010
Ranma is mentioned under video games because someone thinks the cover is ugly? I don't think this fits the trope at all.
CharredKnight
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08:18:33 PM Apr 5th 2010
edited by CharredKnight
I rewrote the entry on the Wheel of Time because it was really exaggerated. The problem with Sweet's work is primarly that the character design are completely inconsistent. You can almost always tell whose who, it's just that the characters faces are always changing and character heights are usually wrong. Take for example the claim that you can't tell whose in the 4th book, and 11th book. The 4th book has generic trollocs, and Aiel, Mat, Rand and most likely Egwene (that was the only person I had a problem with). The 11th book is actually easy as the scene takes place in the prologue, with Perrin, Galina, Gaul, and Jur Grady, along with generic soldiers. In fact book 11 was the first time he has ever drawn an Aiel as tall.

Also Lan DOES have a samurai like Helmet, that he used during the Aiel War and presumably still uses when in major combat. You can see the helmet design on this page. http://wot.wikia.com/wiki/Lan_Mandragoran

Jordan based it off of Date Masamune's helmet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_Masamune

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