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*Any fans of B movies know that if the B movie heavily advertises a "name actor" being in the film, there is a high chance they are barely even in the movie.


** Due to the massive success of [[Film/BlackPanther2018 his solo movie just a few months prior]], T'Challa and his supporting cast were heavily featured in most of the later marketing for ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''. In the actual film, they don't really get to do much until the last act. Shuri in particular (who was very prominent in the print advertisements) only gets about two scenes before she disappears from the movie. This led to ''WebVideo/HonestTrailers'' jokingly speculating that Marvel did not expect the ''Black Panther'' film to be nearly as popular as it ended up being back when they were planning ''Infinity War''.

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** Due to the massive success of [[Film/BlackPanther2018 his solo movie just a few months prior]], T'Challa and his supporting cast were heavily featured in most of the later marketing for ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''. In the actual film, they don't really get to do much until the last act. Shuri Comicbook/{{Shuri|Marvel Comics}} in particular (who was very prominent in the print advertisements) only gets about two scenes before she disappears from the movie. This led to ''WebVideo/HonestTrailers'' jokingly speculating that Marvel did not expect the ''Black Panther'' film to be nearly as popular as it ended up being back when they were planning ''Infinity War''.


** [[spoiler: [[Comicbook/{{Agent 13}} Sharon Carter]]]] in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. She is heavily featured in the merchandise and promotional art for the film as a member of Team Cap, including illustrations of her fighting alongside the others against Team Iron Man. [[spoiler: In the actual film, she never suits up in the uniform she's seen wearing in the illustrations, nor does she officially join Team Cap or fight against Team Iron Man]].

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** [[spoiler: [[Comicbook/{{Agent 13}} Sharon Carter]]]] Carter]] in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. She is heavily featured in the merchandise and promotional art for the film as a member of Team Cap, including illustrations of her fighting alongside the others against Team Iron Man. [[spoiler: In the actual film, she never suits up in the uniform she's seen wearing in the illustrations, nor does she officially join Team Cap or fight against Team Iron Man]].Man.


** Poliwhirl was ubiquitous in early ''Pokémon'' merchandise, despite being almost completely ignored in the games, and never having more than a cameo role in the anime.

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** Poliwhirl was ubiquitous in early ''Pokémon'' merchandise, despite being almost completely ignored in the games, and never having more than a cameo role in the anime. anime's first two seasons.

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** Poliwhirl was ubiquitous in early ''Pokémon'' merchandise, despite being almost completely ignored in the games, and never having more than a cameo role in the anime.


* Missile, the adorable Shiba Inu from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' is often seen in posters and other such advertisements and is even with Phoenix and Maya in ''Marvel vs. Capcom 3'', however, he has only one appearance during the original trilogy and the scene he appears in is optional. He does, however, appear briefly in both ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' spinoffs.

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* Missile, the adorable Shiba Inu from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' is often seen in posters and other such advertisements and is even with Phoenix and Maya in ''Marvel vs. Capcom 3'', ''Ultimate VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', however, he has only one appearance during the original trilogy and the scene he appears in is optional. He does, however, appear briefly in both ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' spinoffs.


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Compare TheArtifact, who starts out prominent and then fades. An advertised extra is advertised as prominent, but never actually achieves that status. Also compare FakeGuestStar, where an actor is credited as a guest star but appears to be part of the main cast. See StuntCasting when famous actors are cast in usually bit parts in hopes on cashing in on their popularity. Contrast SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer, where a prominent character appears in little to no advertising.

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Compare TheArtifact, who starts out prominent and then fades. An advertised extra is advertised as prominent, but never actually achieves that status. Also compare FakeGuestStar, where an actor is credited as a guest star but appears to be part of the main cast. See StuntCasting when famous actors are cast in usually bit parts in hopes on cashing in on their popularity. Contrast SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer, where a prominent character appears in little to no advertising.
advertising. BillingDisplacement occurs after a work is released when the creator wants to capitalize on the RetroactiveRecognition of a character, regardless of how short that role may be.



* In ''Anime/OnePieceFilmGold'', Despite being announced in the film, [[spoiler:Rob Lucci and Sabo barely play a role in it and at best just have a brief battle outside the Gran Tesoro. They don't even interact with the Straw Hats. Likewise Koala has one scene in the film talking with Sabo.]]

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* In ''Anime/OnePieceFilmGold'', Despite being announced in the film, [[spoiler:Rob Lucci and Sabo barely play a role in it and at best just have a brief battle outside the Gran Tesoro. They don't even interact with the Straw Hats. Likewise Koala has one scene in the film talking with Sabo.]]Sabo]].



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* TheAnimeOfTheGame ''Anime/SandsOfDestruction'' is subtitled ''Sekai Bokumetsu Rokunin'', or "The Six People Who Will Destroy the World". Agan is supposed to be one of the main six characters, but he tends to be just some guy who shows up every few episodes and says a few lines, maybe offers the team a ride (for a price, of course). It's never implied he's following the group or has any real interest in them; he just...appears. Of course, part of the problem could be that this AlternateContinuity has removed his status as Morte's ChildhoodFriend, and a good deal of his development in the game comes from their LikeBrotherAndSister VitriolicBestBuds relationship. The other part could be that, since he never officially joins the team this time around, the writers just have to figure out a way to shoehorn him in somewhere.
* The promotional materials for the Anime/JapanAnimatorExpo short ''Bureau of Proto Society'' shows a rampaging HumongousMecha about to open fire. In the actual short, it appears in only one scene of archive footage-[[spoiler: to be precise, [[FutureImperfect various fictional works Proto Society]] ''[[FutureImperfect thought]]'' [[FutureImperfect was archive footage.]]]]

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* TheAnimeOfTheGame ''Anime/SandsOfDestruction'' is subtitled ''Sekai Bokumetsu Rokunin'', or "The Six People Who Will Destroy the World". Agan is supposed to be one of the main six characters, but he tends to be just some guy who shows up every few episodes and says a few lines, maybe offers the team a ride (for a price, of course). It's never implied he's following the group or has any real interest in them; he just...appears. Of course, part of the problem could be that this AlternateContinuity has removed his status as Morte's ChildhoodFriend, {{Childhood Friend|s}}, and a good deal of his development in the game comes from their LikeBrotherAndSister VitriolicBestBuds relationship. The other part could be that, since he never officially joins the team this time around, the writers just have to figure out a way to shoehorn him in somewhere.
* The promotional materials for the Anime/JapanAnimatorExpo short ''Bureau of Proto Society'' shows a rampaging HumongousMecha about to open fire. In the actual short, it appears in only one scene of archive footage-[[spoiler: to be precise, [[FutureImperfect various fictional works Proto Society]] ''[[FutureImperfect thought]]'' [[FutureImperfect was archive footage.]]]]footage]]]].



* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' heavily built up Nagito Komaeda as major character in ''Side:Despair'', as per his role in ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' (where he was a main character). While he doesn't quite get enough screentime to be called a minor character, he still doesn't much screentime or relevance outside of ADayInTheLimelight and gets PutOnTheBus a third of the way in. Also, official material for ''Side:Future'', including the opening, gives off the impression that Yasuhiro Hagakure is part of the Final Killing Game. He's actually stuck outside without a bangle and is only occasionally cut to.

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* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' heavily built up Nagito Komaeda as major character in ''Side:Despair'', as per his role in ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' (where he was a main character). While he doesn't quite get enough screentime to be called a minor character, he still doesn't much screentime or relevance outside of ADayInTheLimelight and gets PutOnTheBus PutOnABus a third of the way in. Also, official material for ''Side:Future'', including the opening, gives off the impression that Yasuhiro Hagakure is part of the Final Killing Game. He's actually stuck outside without a bangle and is only occasionally cut to.



* Shari Flenniken's ''Trots and Bonnie'' comic strips are about a girl named Bonnie and her talking dog Trots...or so the title would have you believe. The real deuteragonist is Bonnie's troublemaking friend Pepsi, with Trots not doing much besides tagging along and delievering a punchline at the end.

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* Shari Flenniken's ''Trots and Bonnie'' comic strips are about a girl named Bonnie and her talking dog Trots...or so the title would have you believe. The real deuteragonist is Bonnie's troublemaking friend Pepsi, with Trots not doing much besides tagging along and delievering delivering a punchline at the end.



* Tagging systems on sites like ArchiveOfOurOwn can lead to this. As the author will create a tag for every character that appears in the story, nor matter how minor. So someone searching through the tag can find stories that don't involve the character they're looking for at all.

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* Tagging systems on sites like ArchiveOfOurOwn Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn can lead to this. As the author will create a tag for every character that appears in the story, nor matter how minor. So someone searching through the tag can find stories that don't involve the character they're looking for at all.



** The present-day version of Dr. Krunklehorn is also featured on the poster alongside many characters who appear in the future, which is odd because she ends up being [[spoiler: Lewis' adopted mother.]]

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** The present-day version of Dr. Krunklehorn is also featured on the poster alongside many characters who appear in the future, which is odd because she ends up being [[spoiler: Lewis' adopted mother.]]mother]].



* Creator/BradPitt and Creator/MattDamon in ''[[WesternAnimation/HappyFeet Happy Feet 2]]''. The trailers gave their characters WolverinePublicity but their scenes total 10 minutes at most and their characters (a pair of krill wanting to leave their pack) add nothing to the plot.
* Michelangelo and Donatello in ''WesternAnimation/{{TMNT}}''. All the posters, promotional material, and merchandise featured all four turtles evenly, but in the actual film they barely do anything and only appear in about a third of it in total.
* Stella in WesternAnimation/TheAngryBirdsMovie. Despite being a [[EnsembleDarkhorse fan-favorite]] and appearing on a large portion of the film's [[TheMerch merchandise]], she is in the movie for a grand total of 15 minutes.
* Master Thundering Rhino in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2''. He was advertised on the official website and other promotional material, but only got about two minutes of screentime before being KilledOffForReal. To a lesser extent, Masters Ox and Croc apply as well. The DVD special ''Secrets of the Masters'' makes up for this, as Ox, Croc, and Rhino are the main characters.

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* Creator/BradPitt and Creator/MattDamon in ''[[WesternAnimation/HappyFeet Happy Feet 2]]''.''WesternAnimation/HappyFeetTwo''. The trailers gave their characters WolverinePublicity but their scenes total 10 minutes at most and their characters (a pair of krill wanting to leave their pack) add nothing to the plot.
* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'':
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Michelangelo and Donatello in ''WesternAnimation/{{TMNT}}''. All the posters, promotional material, and merchandise featured all four turtles evenly, but in the actual film they barely do anything and only appear in about a third of it in total.
** One of the first things revealed in the lead-up to ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'' was that the movie would feature [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 TMNT2003]] versions of [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze movie villains]] Tokka and Rahzar. [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/tmnt/images/b/be/Tmnt-forever-old-new-turtles-684x1024.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140415171926 The poster for the movie]] makes them one of its most notable elements, even more than several prominent characters. In the actual movie, they appear for less than a minute, unnamed, as part of a larger group of {{mooks}}.
* Stella in WesternAnimation/TheAngryBirdsMovie.''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBirdsMovie''. Despite being a [[EnsembleDarkhorse fan-favorite]] and appearing on a large portion of the film's [[TheMerch merchandise]], she is in the movie for a grand total of 15 minutes.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':
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Master Thundering Rhino in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2''. He was advertised on the official website and other promotional material, but only got about two minutes of screentime before being KilledOffForReal. To a lesser extent, Masters Ox and Croc apply as well. The DVD special ''Secrets of the Masters'' makes up for this, as Ox, Croc, and Rhino are the main characters.
** Mei Mei from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3''. The trailers made it seem like she was going to be a major character and Po's love interest; [[spoiler: while it does initially seem like they'd become a couple, they only share a few scenes together and she instead chooses the dopey crooked toothed panda after she fixes his teeth when she accidentally hits him with nunchucks]].



* One of the first things revealed in the lead-up to ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'' was that the movie would feature [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 TMNT2003]] versions of [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze movie villains]] Tokka and Rahzar. The poster for the movie makes them one of its most notable elements, even more than several prominent characters. In the actual movie, they appear for less than a minute, unnamed, as part of a larger group of {{mooks}}.



* Mei Mei from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'', the trailers made it seem like she was going to be a major character and Po's love interest, [[spoiler: while it does initially seem like they'd become a couple, they only share a few scenes together and she instead chooses the dopey crooked toothed panda after she fixes his teeth when she accidentally hits him with nunchucks.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox'': Owen Wilson plays the coach at the animals' school, appears in one scene with a few lines, and that's it. He's still mentioned on the cover of the DVD box as if he were playing a major character.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox'': Owen Wilson Creator/OwenWilson plays the coach at the animals' school, appears in one scene with a few lines, and that's it. He's still mentioned on the cover of the DVD box as if he were playing a major character.



* Advertisements for the classic movie musical ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' listed the names of all its stars, which was common at the time. However along with the people you would expect (Kelly, O’Conner, Reynolds, Hagen, Mitchell) they had Cyd Charisse. She was in the movie for less than 3 minutes as Kelly’s dance partner during a BigLippedAlligatorMoment (which was inside another BigLippedAlligatorMoment). The strange thing is that Charisse was not a star yet it probably would not have made a difference whether people saw the movie or not. You could chalk it up to fanservice.
* Watching the first bit of ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'', it would be perfectly reasonable to assume that Creator/DrewBarrymore is our main character. But, alas, [[spoiler:she's offed after one scene.]]
* Many trailers and posters for ''Film/DumbAndDumberTo'' feature the famous sheep dog van from the first movie. Unfortunately, it was only featured in the actual film [[BackForTheDead for a few seconds before it crashed]], forcing our heroes to find another vehicle.

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* Advertisements for the classic movie musical ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' listed the names of all its stars, which was common at the time. However along with the people you would expect (Kelly, ([[Creator/GeneKelly Kelly]], O’Conner, Reynolds, [[Creator/DebbieReynolds Reynolds]], Hagen, Mitchell) they had Cyd Charisse. She was in the movie for less than 3 minutes as Kelly’s dance partner during a BigLippedAlligatorMoment (which was inside another BigLippedAlligatorMoment). The strange thing is that Charisse was not a star yet it probably would not have made a difference whether people saw the movie or not. You could chalk it up to fanservice.
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* Watching the first bit of ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'', it would be perfectly reasonable to assume that Creator/DrewBarrymore is our main character. But, alas, [[spoiler:she's offed after one scene.]]
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* Many trailers and posters for ''Film/DumbAndDumberTo'' feature the famous sheep dog van from [[Film/DumbAndDumber the first movie.movie]]. Unfortunately, it was only featured in the actual film [[BackForTheDead for a few seconds before it crashed]], forcing our heroes to find another vehicle.



* ''The Hunger Games'':
** Liam Hemsworth as Gale in ''Film/TheHungerGames'' did appear in quite a bit of promotional material like posters and did a fair amount of press, but wasn't in much of the movie since Gale isn't a participant in the Hunger Games. Though Hemsworth isn't a big name, he's an up and comer that the studio wanted to promote. Also, Gale becomes a more prominent character as the series goes on. Sort of. This is actually a complaint about ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' in general - it treats Peeta/Katniss/Gale like a big triangle, but Gale barely appears in the first two books of the trilogy at all, thus making it fairly obvious who Katniss will end up with.

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* ''The Hunger Games'':
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** Liam Hemsworth Creator/LiamHemsworth as Gale in ''Film/TheHungerGames'' did appear in quite a bit of promotional material like posters and did a fair amount of press, but wasn't in much of the movie since Gale isn't a participant in the Hunger Games. Though Hemsworth isn't a big name, he's an up and comer that the studio wanted to promote. Also, Gale becomes a more prominent character as the series goes on. Sort of. This is actually a complaint about ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' in general - it treats Peeta/Katniss/Gale like a big triangle, but Gale barely appears in the first two books of the trilogy at all, thus making it fairly obvious who Katniss will end up with.



* {{Wrestling/Edge}}'s feature film debut in ''Film/HighlanderEndgame'' was heavily promoted by {{Wrestling/WWE}}, including a mock in-ring Academy Awards ceremony and an Entertainment Tonight segment in which Edge invited co-stars Christophe Lambert and Adrian Paul [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb1_38445vA backstage]]. Edge's screen-time totals about two minutes with two brief lines of dialogue and a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSXHUikakTY single, extremely truncated fight scene that's played mostly for laughs.]]

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* {{Wrestling/Edge}}'s feature film debut in ''Film/HighlanderEndgame'' was heavily promoted by {{Wrestling/WWE}}, including a mock in-ring Academy Awards ceremony and an Entertainment Tonight segment in which Edge invited co-stars Christophe Lambert Creator/ChristopherLambert and Adrian Paul Creator/AdrianPaul [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb1_38445vA com/watch?v=5K9PKCaSyJI backstage]]. Edge's screen-time totals about two minutes with two brief lines of dialogue and a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSXHUikakTY single, extremely truncated fight scene that's played mostly for laughs.]]



* A somewhat debatable example with Venom in ''Film/SpiderMan3''. Eddie Brock was around for most of the movie, but Comicbook/{{Venom}} is seen for all of 15 minutes. However, he did a ''lot'' in 15 minutes, including finally doing what no other villain in the movies could do; [[spoiler: kill one of Peter's loved ones, Harry Osborn.]]

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* A somewhat debatable example with Venom in ''Film/SpiderMan3''. Eddie Brock was around for most of the movie, but Comicbook/{{Venom}} is seen for all of 15 minutes. However, he did a ''lot'' in 15 minutes, including finally doing what no other villain in the movies could do; [[spoiler: kill one of Peter's loved ones, Harry Osborn.]]Osborn]].



** ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'' - Julie Christie as Madam Rosmerta. One scene with about three minutes of screen time. And no close-ups of her (since the entire scene is from under Harry's invisibility cloak).

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** ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'' - Julie Christie Creator/JulieChristie as Madam Rosmerta. One scene with about three minutes of screen time. And no close-ups of her (since the entire scene is from under Harry's invisibility cloak).



*** The credits and DVD release give an incredibly high billing to Timothy Spall as Peter Pettigrew...who appears for less than a minute and has no dialogue.

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*** The credits and DVD release give an incredibly high billing to Timothy Spall Creator/TimothySpall as Peter Pettigrew...who appears for less than a minute and has no dialogue.



* ''Film/TheGoldenCompass'' heavily advertised Daniel Craig, Eva Green and Sam Elliot. The first two have about ten minutes of screen time, with Sam Elliot not appearing until an hour in. WordOfGod is that a whole ''hour'' of footage was cut by the studio.
* Creator/MrT in ''Film/DCCab''. The advertisers were hoping to cash in on his popularity from ''Film/RockyIII'', despite the fact that his character, aside from one memorable monologue in front of the Lincoln Memorial, has about as much screen time as most of the non-essential characters of the company (which, by the way, included Bill Maher and Gary Busey).
* Early ''Film/HalloweenResurrection'' trailers heavily featured Creator/JamieLeeCurtis and made it seem as though she played a big part in the movie. She ended up appearing in one scene at the beginning... [[spoiler:before being killed off]]. She is also positioned at the forefront of the movie [[http://i.imgur.com/kQcnf.jpg poster]]. It could be argued that she is actually a [[spoiler: DecoyProtagonist since viewers obviously weren't supposed to see her death coming.]]

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* ''Film/TheGoldenCompass'' heavily advertised Daniel Craig, Eva Green Creator/DanielCraig, Creator/EvaGreen and Sam Elliot. Creator/SamElliott. The first two have about ten minutes of screen time, with Sam Elliot Elliott not appearing until an hour in. WordOfGod is that a whole ''hour'' of footage was cut by the studio.
* Creator/MrT in ''Film/DCCab''. The advertisers were hoping to cash in on his popularity from ''Film/RockyIII'', despite the fact that his character, aside from one memorable monologue in front of the Lincoln Memorial, has about as much screen time as most of the non-essential characters of the company (which, by the way, included Bill Maher Creator/BillMaher and Gary Busey).
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* Early ''Film/HalloweenResurrection'' trailers heavily featured Creator/JamieLeeCurtis and made it seem as though she played a big part in the movie. She ended up appearing in one scene at the beginning... [[spoiler:before being killed off]]. She is also positioned at the forefront of the movie [[http://i.imgur.com/kQcnf.jpg poster]]. It could be argued that she is actually a [[spoiler: DecoyProtagonist since viewers obviously weren't supposed to see her death coming.]]coming]].



* The marketing from ''Film/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' placed a lot of emphasis on the White Witch, to the point of making her appear as the primary villain of the film. In fact, the character only appears sporadically, and only as an illusion- the ''real'' Witch never shows up at all. Tilda Swinton expressed surprise that she was in the trailer, saying she'd only been on set for "about twenty minutes". Additionally Peter and Susan were included in the trailer, despite Peter having just one scene and Susan two.
* ''Film/MaryReilly'' bills Glenn Close with AndStarring. She has only three scenes.
* The cover for ''Film/{{Birdemic}} proclaims'' "Hollywood legend Tippi Hedren of Hitchcock's ''Film/TheBirds'' co-stars." She only appears in one scene. ''[[CoversAlwaysLie In archive footage on a TV.]]''

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* The marketing from ''Film/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' placed a lot of emphasis on the White Witch, to the point of making her appear as the primary villain of the film. In fact, the character only appears sporadically, and only as an illusion- the ''real'' Witch never shows up at all. Tilda Swinton Creator/TildaSwinton expressed surprise that she was in the trailer, saying she'd only been on set for "about twenty minutes". Additionally Peter and Susan were included in the trailer, despite Peter having just one scene and Susan two.
* ''Film/MaryReilly'' bills Glenn Close Creator/GlennClose with AndStarring. She has only three scenes.
* The cover for ''Film/{{Birdemic}} proclaims'' "Hollywood legend Tippi Hedren Creator/TippiHedren of Hitchcock's Creator/AlfredHitchcock's ''Film/TheBirds'' co-stars." She only appears in one scene. ''[[CoversAlwaysLie In archive footage on a TV.]]''



* Creator/JackBlack in ''Film/TropicThunder'' is supposed to be one of three leads. In reality, his character is more of a SatelliteCharacter. It doesn't help that Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. stole the show.
* The title character in ''Film/QueenOfTheDamned'' does not appear until an hour into the movie (unless her statue form counts). The film draws elements not only from its own source novel (basically just the framing story, the book being mostly about the background which gets summarized in the movie in two sentences), but also from ''TheVampireLestat'', and ''he'' is the central character along with love interest Jesse Reeves (whose actress, Marguerite Moreau, [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer never even gets a mention]]). There's also the fact that Akasha's actress, R&B singer Music/{{Aaliyah}}, died six months prior to the film's release, and the movie was heavily promoted as her last "starring" role.

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* Creator/JackBlack in ''Film/TropicThunder'' is supposed to be one of three leads. In reality, his character is more of a SatelliteCharacter. It doesn't help that Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. Creator/TomCruise and Creator/RobertDowneyJr stole the show.
* The title character in ''Film/QueenOfTheDamned'' does not appear until an hour into the movie (unless her statue form counts). The film draws elements not only from its own source novel (basically just the framing story, the book being mostly about the background which gets summarized in the movie in two sentences), but also from ''TheVampireLestat'', ''Literature/TheVampireLestat'', and ''he'' is the central character along with love interest Jesse Reeves (whose actress, Marguerite Moreau, [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer never even gets a mention]]). There's also the fact that Akasha's actress, R&B singer Music/{{Aaliyah}}, died six months prior to the film's release, and the movie was heavily promoted as her last "starring" role.



* The trailer for ''Film/TheNextThreeDays'' plays up Liam Neeson's role in the movie, but he's in it for a grand total of about five minutes and doesn't show up again.

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* The trailer for ''Film/TheNextThreeDays'' plays up Liam Neeson's Creator/LiamNeeson's role in the movie, but he's in it for a grand total of about five minutes and doesn't show up again.



** Severine in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', who appears in the movie just long enough to give her tragic backstory before sleeping with Bond and [[spoiler: getting tied up and murdered by [[BigBad Silva]] in front of an indifferent Bond just barely into the second act.]]

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** Severine in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', who appears in the movie just long enough to give her tragic backstory before sleeping with Bond and [[spoiler: getting tied up and murdered by [[BigBad Silva]] in front of an indifferent Bond just barely into the second act.]]act]].



* Gary Oldman in ''Film/{{Lawless}}'', who was heavily featured in the promotional material and received third billing. In the actual film, Oldman appears in only a few scenes and is billed no less than tenth in the ending credits.

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* Gary Oldman Creator/GaryOldman in ''Film/{{Lawless}}'', who was heavily featured in the promotional material and received third billing. In the actual film, Oldman appears in only a few scenes and is billed no less than tenth in the ending credits.



* Creator/MichelleRodriguez in ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast & Furious]]''. Her role in the sixth film made up for it.

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* Creator/MichelleRodriguez in ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast & Furious]]''. ''Film/FastAndFurious''. Her role in [[Film/FastAndFuriousSix the sixth film film]] made up for it.



* Rowan Atkinson was one of the actors featured on the posters for ''Film/LoveActually'' and yet he only appeared in two short scenes and none of the threads in the movie featured him as a major character. Keira Knightley also got high billing (having just become well known with ''Pirates of the Caribbean''), despite only being in four scenes and playing a supporting role in all of them.

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* Rowan Atkinson Creator/RowanAtkinson was one of the actors featured on the posters for ''Film/LoveActually'' and yet he only appeared in two short scenes and none of the threads in the movie featured him as a major character. Keira Knightley Creator/KeiraKnightley also got high billing (having just become well known with ''Pirates of the Caribbean''), despite only being in four scenes and playing a supporting role in all of them.



* In ''Film/{{Juno}}'', Paulie Bleeker (Michael Cera) was heavily emphasized in the promotional material and trailers. In actuality, he's a supporting character and goes OutOfFocus in the second half of the film.

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* In ''Film/{{Juno}}'', Paulie Bleeker (Michael Cera) (Creator/MichaelCera) was heavily emphasized in the promotional material and trailers. In actuality, he's a supporting character and goes OutOfFocus in the second half of the film.



** Trailers heavily featured Bryan Cranston of ''Series/BreakingBad'' fame. His character is important in the beginning of the film, but [[spoiler:[[DecoyProtagonist dies at about the end of the first act]].]]

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** Trailers heavily featured Bryan Cranston Creator/BryanCranston of ''Series/BreakingBad'' fame. His character is important in the beginning of the film, but [[spoiler:[[DecoyProtagonist dies at about the end of the first act]].]]act]]]].



* An increasingly popular trend is for blockbuster films to stunt cast well-known foreign actors in minor roles so that they can heavily promote that aspect to overseas markets where those celebrities are more popular.

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* An increasingly popular trend is for blockbuster films to stunt cast well-known foreign actors in minor roles so that [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff they can heavily promote that aspect to overseas markets where those celebrities are more popular.popular]].



* ''Film/{{Hook}}'' drew a lot of press from Phil Collins having a cameo as a police officer. Collins actually got worried that the press was making him out to have a larger role in the film - and feared people would think his scenes had been cut because he wasn't good.

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* ''Film/{{Hook}}'' drew a lot of press from Phil Collins Music/PhilCollins having a cameo as a police officer. Collins actually got worried that the press was making him out to have a larger role in the film - and feared people would think his scenes had been cut because he wasn't good.



* The advertising campaign for ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' heavily advertised the fact that Creator/GalGadot would be making her debut as ComicBook/WonderWoman in the movie, and that Creator/JasonMomoa would be making his debut as ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}. Though neither of them were actually pictured in the posters for the movie, Creator/WarnerBros widely distributed publicity photos of them in costume as their characters, released action figures of the two for the film's various toy lines, and prominently featured footage of Gadot in the final trailer. In the actual movie, however, Wonder Woman is a minor supporting character at best, and doesn't appear in costume until the climax of the movie; if the trailers and publicity photos [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil hadn't given it away]], moviegoers might actually have been ''surprised'' to learn that the mysterious European antiquities dealer was Wonder Woman all along. Aquaman is even worse: Jason Momoa never even appears in the flesh, and is only seen in [[spoiler: some brief submarine footage in Lex Luthor's metahuman research archives]]. Ironically, [[spoiler: Ezra Miller's ComicBook/{{the Flash}} has actual dialogue and screen time, but he wasn't featured in advertisements and didn't get an action figure]].

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* The advertising campaign for ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' heavily advertised the fact that Creator/GalGadot would be making her debut as ComicBook/WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman in the movie, and that Creator/JasonMomoa would be making his debut as ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}. Though neither of them were actually pictured in the posters for the movie, Creator/WarnerBros widely distributed publicity photos of them in costume as their characters, released action figures of the two for the film's various toy lines, and prominently featured footage of Gadot in the final trailer. In the actual movie, however, Wonder Woman is a minor supporting character at best, and doesn't appear in costume until the climax of the movie; if the trailers and publicity photos [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil hadn't given it away]], moviegoers might actually have been ''surprised'' to learn that the mysterious European antiquities dealer was Wonder Woman all along. Aquaman is even worse: Jason Momoa never even appears in the flesh, and is only seen in [[spoiler: some brief submarine footage in Lex Luthor's metahuman research archives]]. Ironically, [[spoiler: Ezra Miller's ComicBook/{{the Flash}} has actual dialogue and screen time, but he wasn't featured in advertisements and didn't get an action figure]].



* ''Film/SuicideSquad'':

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* ''Film/SuicideSquad'':''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}'':



** Tina much of the time; is usually lucky to get two lines an episode, and in the whole first season she had exactly one song to herself.
** There is also Terri, Jessalyn Gilsig her actress is credited as a regular for the first 2 seasons but stops appearing regularly after the first 13 episodes only having a few scattered appearances afterwards. In season 2 she only appeared in roughly 6 episodes.

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** Tina much of the time; time, is usually lucky to get two lines an episode, and in episode. In the whole first season she had exactly one song to herself.
** There is also Terri, Jessalyn Gilsig her actress Creator/JessalynGilsig is credited as a regular for the first 2 seasons but Terri stops appearing regularly after the first 13 episodes only having a few scattered appearances afterwards. In season 2 she only appeared in roughly 6 episodes.



* Misha Collins is credited as a main cast member for all the season five and six episodes of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' he appears in, including the ones where, in his own words, he "turns up, gives a piece of sage advice and disappears."

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* Misha Collins Creator/MishaCollins is credited as a main cast member for all the season five and six episodes of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' he appears in, including the ones where, in his own words, he "turns up, gives a piece of sage advice and disappears."



* In ''Series/{{Merlin2008}}'' Creator/KatieMcGrath who plays Morgana has been in the main credits since day one, but numerous episodes (especially early on) feature Morgana doing very little beyond looking beautiful in the background. Sometimes this even extends to periods of the show when her character is playing a vitally important role (such as early Series 4) but still often results in very limited screentime.

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* In ''Series/{{Merlin2008}}'' ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' Creator/KatieMcGrath who plays Morgana has been in the main credits since day one, but numerous episodes (especially early on) feature Morgana doing very little beyond looking beautiful in the background. Sometimes this even extends to periods of the show when her character is playing a vitally important role (such as early Series 4) but still often results in very limited screentime.



* Tim Meadows on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had one of the longest tenures but rarely was onstage. It even became a RunningGag in the backstage sketches. "Are you still on the show?"
** Starting with Dennis Miller in TheEighties it's been traditional for a ''Weekend Update'' anchor to only appear in other sketches sparingly despite being credited as a full cast member. Norm Macdonald, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Poehler and Cecily Strong did appear prominently in sketches, as did Michael Che once Jay Pharaoh left the show, but with the exception of Macdonald, all of them were co-anchors. Their anchoring partners (Tina Fey, Seth Meyers and Colin Jost) rarely if ever appeared in sketches.
** Seth Meyers did appear in sketches prior to taking the anchor job.

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'':
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Tim Meadows on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had one of the longest tenures but rarely was onstage. It even became a RunningGag in the backstage sketches. "Are you still on the show?"
** Starting with Dennis Miller Creator/DennisMiller in TheEighties it's been traditional for a ''Weekend Update'' anchor to only appear in other sketches sparingly despite being credited as a full cast member. Norm Macdonald, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Poehler Creator/NormMacDonald, Creator/JimmyFallon, Creator/AmyPoehler and Cecily Strong Creator/CecilyStrong did appear prominently in sketches, as did Michael Che once Jay Pharaoh left the show, but with the exception of Macdonald, [=MacDonald=], all of them were co-anchors. Their anchoring partners (Tina Fey, Seth Meyers (Creator/TinaFey, Creator/SethMeyers and Colin Jost) rarely if ever appeared in sketches.
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sketches. Seth Meyers did appear in sketches prior to taking the anchor job.



** In the first season, Conleth Hill appears in 6 episodes as Varys, but is billed as a guest star. He gets opening credits billing in every subsequent season, despite his appearances becoming less frequent. For that matter, Aiden Gillan's appearances have decreased each season, but he was credited as a regular from his first appearance onward.
** Rory [=McCann=]'s main role in seasons 1 and 2 is to stand around looking threatening, while uttering maybe one or two lines per episode. He is billed as a regular for both. He gets more screen time and character development beginning in the third season, though, and his development really took off in the fourth.
** James Cosmo appears in five episodes in the first season, three in the second and four in the third. Guess which season only credits him as a guest star?
** Nearly all the Dragonstone crew, actors Stephen Dillane, Liam Cunningham and Carice van Houten, seem to appear very infrequently compared to nearly all the others. Ms. van Houten appeared only four times in the second season, while Cunningham appeared in 6. While van Houten's appearances increased in the third season's, Cunningham's decreased. They hardly appeared at all in the fourth season. They have all been billed as regulars from their first appearance.

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** In the first season, Conleth Hill Creator/ConlethHill appears in 6 episodes as Varys, but is billed as a guest star. He gets opening credits billing in every subsequent season, despite his appearances becoming less frequent. For that matter, Aiden Gillan's appearances have decreased each season, but he was credited as a regular from his first appearance onward.
** Rory [=McCann=]'s Creator/RoryMcCann's main role in seasons 1 and 2 is to stand around looking threatening, while uttering maybe one or two lines per episode. He is billed as a regular for both. He gets more screen time and character development beginning in the third season, though, and his development really took off in the fourth.
** James Cosmo Creator/JamesCosmo appears in five episodes in the first season, three in the second and four in the third. Guess which season only credits him as a guest star?
** Nearly all the Dragonstone crew, actors Stephen Dillane, Liam Cunningham Creator/StephenDillane, Creator/LiamCunningham and Carice van Houten, seem to appear very infrequently compared to nearly all the others. Ms. van Houten appeared only four times in the second season, while Cunningham appeared in 6. While van Houten's appearances increased in the third season's, Cunningham's decreased. They hardly appeared at all in the fourth season. They have all been billed as regulars from their first appearance.



* Dustin Brooks from ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}''. Through he is credited as a main character for all 65 episodes of Zoey 101, he only appears in 25 episodes and rarely contributes to the plot in a major way.

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* Dustin Brooks from ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}''. Through he is credited as a main character for all 65 episodes of Zoey 101, episodes, he only appears in 25 episodes and rarely contributes to the plot in a major way.



* Similar to the ''Smallville'' and ''Veronica Mars'' examples, in season 3 of ''Series/OnceUponATime''
** Michael Raymond-James' character Neal Cassidy [[spoiler: aka Baelfire]] was written out of the series midway through the season, but was still credited as a regular for the rest of it, even though he only made a few brief appearances in flashbacks for the remainder of the season.

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* Similar to the ''Smallville'' and ''Veronica Mars'' examples, in season 3 of ''Series/OnceUponATime''
''Series/OnceUponATime'':
** Michael Raymond-James' character Neal Cassidy [[spoiler: aka Baelfire]] was written out of the series midway through the season, season 3, but was still credited as a regular for the rest of it, even though he only made a few brief appearances in flashbacks for the remainder of the season.



* In ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'', one of the selling points was the return of [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Bulk]], now training Spike, the son of his former sidekick Skull. Unlike the early days of the franchise, Bulk and Spike only very rarely interact with the Rangers, almost never have any significance to the plot, and there are quite a few episodes that don't even include them at all.
** One scene where they do sort of interact with the Rangers outside an ice cream shot, they are shot entirely from behind, which only highlights how the majority of their scenes were shot completely separate from the main show.

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* In ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'', one of the selling points was the return of [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Bulk]], now training Spike, the son of his former sidekick Skull. Unlike the early days of the franchise, Bulk and Spike only very rarely interact with the Rangers, almost never have any significance to the plot, and there are quite a few episodes that don't even include them at all.
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all. One scene where they do sort of interact with the Rangers outside an ice cream shot, they are shot entirely from behind, which only highlights how the majority of their scenes were shot completely separate from the main show.



* ''Series/IronFist2017'': Ramon Rodriguez gets main credits billing, yet Bakuto has fewer episodes across ''Iron Fist'' and ''The Defenders'' than Madame Gao, who is considered a FakeGuestStar.
** Sacha Dhawan, who plays Davos, gets main credits billing even though he's only in the last five episodes of the season. {{Justified}}, since he is returning to be the main antagonist of the second season.

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* ''Series/IronFist2017'': ''Series/IronFist2017'':
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Ramon Rodriguez gets main credits billing, yet Bakuto has fewer episodes across ''Iron Fist'' and ''The Defenders'' than Madame Gao, who is considered a FakeGuestStar.
** Sacha Dhawan, who plays Davos, gets main credits billing even though he's only in the last five episodes of the season. {{Justified}}, {{Justified|Trope}}, since he is returning to be the main antagonist of the second season.



* Inverted with Ty Herndon's "It Must Be Love". Sons of the Desert sing a very prominent {{Call And Response|Song}} on the chorus, but received zero chart credit. On the other hand, Sons of the Desert ''did'' get chart credit on the country and Hot 100 charts for their counterpoint on Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance", even though the pop remix omitted them.

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* Inverted with Ty Herndon's "It Must Be Love". Sons of the Desert sing a very prominent {{Call And and Response|Song}} on the chorus, but received zero chart credit. On the other hand, Sons of the Desert ''did'' get chart credit on the country and Hot 100 charts for their counterpoint on Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance", even though the pop remix omitted them.



* Can happen when a PPV advertises a title match that turns out to be a SquashMatch. Most egregiously was [=WrestleMania=] 25 where the Intercontinental Championship between Rey Mysterio and JBL was hyped up. It was over in ten seconds.
** This will often happen when [[RealLifeWritesThePlot a wrestler is injured in the months between promotion material printing and the actual event]]. The wrestler can't perform a full match, so they do a squash or have him "attacked" back stage.

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* Can happen when a PPV advertises a title match that turns out to be a SquashMatch. Most egregiously was [=WrestleMania=] 25 where the Intercontinental Championship between Rey Mysterio and JBL was hyped up. It was over in ten seconds.
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twenty one seconds. This will often happen when [[RealLifeWritesThePlot a wrestler is injured in the months between promotion material printing and the actual event]]. The wrestler can't perform a full match, so they do a squash or have him "attacked" back stage.



** There are some Disney properties that only have a show or a meet and greet, but they still get tons of attention in advertising. For example, WesternAnimation/PhineasandFerb only had a meet and greet and some merch throughout the parks, but got tons of promotion in the early 2010s at the height of their show's popularity.
** In ''Ride/StarTours'', C-3PO is quite prominent on the attraction poster, but only appears in the queue as a animatronic with R2-D2. However, this was averted when Disney updated the ride, because now C-3PO has accidentally become pilot of the Starspeeder 1000.
** With a show called ''Ride/MickeysPhilharmagic'', you'd expect Mickey Mouse to be the main character. In reality, although his presence is still there throughout the attraction, he only shows up twice at the beginning and the ending. The real star happens to be Donald Duck.

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** There are some Disney properties that only have a show or a meet and greet, but they still get tons of attention in advertising. For example, WesternAnimation/PhineasandFerb WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb only had a meet and greet and some merch throughout the parks, but got tons of promotion in the early 2010s at the height of their show's popularity.
** In ''Ride/StarTours'', C-3PO is quite prominent on the attraction poster, but only appears in the queue as a an animatronic with R2-D2. However, this was averted when Disney updated the ride, because now C-3PO has accidentally become pilot of the Starspeeder 1000.
** With a show called ''Ride/MickeysPhilharmagic'', you'd expect Mickey Mouse WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse to be the main character. In reality, although his presence is still there throughout the attraction, he only shows up twice at the beginning and the ending. The real star happens to be Donald Duck.WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck.



** In the american parks, WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants easily falls under this trope. He gets tons of promotion at the Orlando park, despite his franchise only being featured on a parade float, a meet and greet, and merchandising. However, he can be justified, as he's about as recognizable to the public as Mickey Mouse is at Disney World.

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** In the american American parks, WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants easily falls under this trope. He gets tons of promotion at the Orlando park, despite his franchise only being featured on a parade float, a meet and greet, and merchandising. However, he can be justified, as he's about as recognizable to the public as Mickey Mouse is at Disney World.



** The ''T. rex'' in ''Ride/JurassicparkRiverAdventure'' is always seen in commercials for the park, but only appears at the very end of the ride.

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** The ''T. rex'' in ''Ride/JurassicparkRiverAdventure'' ''Ride/JurassicParkRiverAdventure'' is always seen in commercials for the park, but only appears at the very end of the ride.



* Phillipe Loren in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' was advertised as the game's BigBad. [[spoiler: He's killed at the end of the first act]].

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* Phillipe Loren in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' was advertised as the game's BigBad. [[spoiler: He's killed at the end of the first act]].act.]]



* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':''Franchise/FireEmblem'':



* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'', five characters (Aleph, Beth, Daleth, Gimmel, and Zayin) are generally prominently shown. [[spoiler:Beth dies early on, Daleth drops out of the plot soon after, and Gimmel's importance is only revealed in a short sidequest in which you kill him. In the end, only Aleph and Zayin maintain prominence, with Hiroko and Lucifer being the other actual main characters]].

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* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'', five characters (Aleph, Beth, Daleth, Gimmel, and Zayin) are generally prominently shown. [[spoiler:Beth dies early on, Daleth drops out of the plot soon after, and Gimmel's importance is only revealed in a short sidequest in which you kill him. In the end, only Aleph and Zayin maintain prominence, with Hiroko and Lucifer being the other actual main characters]].characters.]]



** The Balrog Tar-Goroth was featured heavily in the game's advertisement, indicating he'd be an major antagonist working for Sauron and sent to hunt down Talion and the Wraith. Turns out in the game itself that he is a secondary villain with no direct relation to the plot - he was awakened by an entirely unrelated event and is causing destruction on his own. [[spoiler:He appears for only two missions very early in the questline he is involved, and he isn't even the ArcVillain, but rather the necromancer Zog the Eternal (who is trying to bind the Balrog to his service)]].

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** The Balrog Tar-Goroth was featured heavily in the game's advertisement, indicating he'd be an major antagonist working for Sauron and sent to hunt down Talion and the Wraith. Turns out in the game itself that he is a secondary villain with no direct relation to the plot - he was awakened by an entirely unrelated event and is causing destruction on his own. [[spoiler:He appears for only two missions very early in the questline he is involved, and he isn't even the ArcVillain, but rather the necromancer Zog the Eternal (who is trying to bind the Balrog to his service)]].service).]]



* In ''VideoGame/BlazblueCrossTagBattle'', [[spoiler:[[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Yang Xiao Long]]]] is never fought in any of the game's story modes. In Episode: RWBY, [[spoiler:she appears at the beginning, goes off to look for the Keystones and only returns at the end to cover for the injured Ragna while Ruby and Weiss deal with the BigBad. As a result, [[TheUnfought she is the only character who never fights in any capacity in the story]]; other [=DLC=] characters appear as opponents in fights and even have prominent story roles.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/BlazblueCrossTagBattle'', [[spoiler:[[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Yang Xiao Long]]]] is never fought in any of the game's story modes. In Episode: RWBY, [[spoiler:she appears at the beginning, goes off to look for the Keystones and only returns at the end to cover for the injured Ragna while Ruby and Weiss deal with the BigBad. As a result, [[TheUnfought she is the only character who never fights in any capacity in the story]]; other [=DLC=] characters appear as opponents in fights and even have prominent story roles.]]roles]].



* Advertising for ''[[VisualNovel/DaiGyakutenSaiban Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2]]'' promoted Scotland Yard coroner Courtney Sithe as one of its major characters. In the game itself, [[spoiler: she isn't much more than a "villain of the week", being the culprit of the one case she appears in and only mentioned in passing afterwards.]]

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* Advertising for ''[[VisualNovel/DaiGyakutenSaiban Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2]]'' promoted Scotland Yard coroner Courtney Sithe as one of its major characters. In the game itself, [[spoiler: she isn't much more than a "villain of the week", being the culprit of the one case she appears in and only mentioned in passing afterwards.]]afterwards]].



* Bunsen and Beaker have their own line in the ExpositoryThemeTune of ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', but they only make occasional appearances on the show itself.

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* Bunsen and Beaker have their own line in the ExpositoryThemeTune of ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Muppet Babies|1984}}'', but they only make occasional appearances on the show itself.



** The Australian Blu-Ray package for Season 2 has both her and ComicBook/NickFury on the cover, due pretty much only to their prominence in [[Film/TheAvengers2012 the movie]]. ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} and Franchise/SpiderMan are shown as well, despite only appearing in three and two episodes respectively (one of which was a big CrisisCrossover with ComicBook/TheFalcon, ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}, [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]], ComicBook/WarMachine, the ComicBook/FantasticFour, and pretty much every other hero that ever appeared on the show). They're only on the cover because [[WolverinePublicity they're two of Marvel's most popular characters]].
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. In the early episode "[[Recap/SouthParkS1E4BigGayAlsBigGayBoatRide Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride]]", George Clooney was advertised as a guest star on the show. Yet, in the episode itself, he is just Stan's gay dog, Sparky. All he does is bark. Similarly, another episode features Jay Leno providing the meowing sounds of Cartman's cat.

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** The Australian Blu-Ray package for Season 2 has both her and ComicBook/NickFury on the cover, due pretty much only to their prominence in [[Film/TheAvengers2012 the movie]]. ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} Franchise/{{Wolverine}} and Franchise/SpiderMan are shown as well, despite only appearing in three and two episodes respectively (one of which was a big CrisisCrossover with ComicBook/TheFalcon, ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}, [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]], ComicBook/WarMachine, the ComicBook/FantasticFour, and pretty much every other hero that ever appeared on the show). They're only on the cover because [[WolverinePublicity they're two of Marvel's most popular characters]].
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. In the early episode "[[Recap/SouthParkS1E4BigGayAlsBigGayBoatRide Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride]]", George Clooney Creator/GeorgeClooney was advertised as a guest star on the show. Yet, in the episode itself, he is just Stan's gay dog, Sparky. All he does is bark. Similarly, another episode features Jay Leno providing the meowing sounds of Cartman's cat.



* Most of the regular cast from ''Series/TazMania'' is acknowledged in the opening, including characters whose appearances were very few and far-between (including Wendell T. Wolf, Buddy Boar, The Kiwi, and The Bushrats). In fact, some of those characters who ended up appearing in many episodes (such as Digeri Dingo and Francis X. Bushlad) weren't in many episodes during the first season.

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* Most of the regular cast from ''Series/TazMania'' ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'' is acknowledged in the opening, including characters whose appearances were very few and far-between (including Wendell T. Wolf, Buddy Boar, The Kiwi, and The Bushrats). In fact, some of those characters who ended up appearing in many episodes (such as Digeri Dingo and Francis X. Bushlad) weren't in many episodes during the first season.



* The Franchise/DisneyPrincess merchandise advertises Mulan and Pocahontas as official princesses, but they're commonly left out of most of the merchandise.

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* The Franchise/DisneyPrincess merchandise advertises Mulan Disney/{{Mulan}} and Pocahontas Disney/{{Pocahontas}} as official princesses, but they're commonly left out of most of the merchandise.



** Frosta is one of the Elemental Princesses and shows up in the opening and promotional material as a major character and in equal importance to characters like Mermista and Perfuma, but she appears very little compared to them, not helped by her late introduction in the first season. [[spoiler:She leaves right after that and doesn't show up again until the Season 1 Finale as an EleventhHourRanger to join the Rebellion]].

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** Frosta is one of the Elemental Princesses and shows up in the opening and promotional material as a major character and in equal importance to characters like Mermista and Perfuma, but she appears very little compared to them, not helped by her late introduction in the first season. [[spoiler:She leaves right after that and doesn't show up again until the Season 1 Finale as an EleventhHourRanger to join the Rebellion]].Rebellion.]]

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* The title sequence of ''WesternAnimation/ShaggyAndScoobyDooGetAClue'' featured silhouettes of Fred, Daphne, and Velma in spite of the series having them out of the spotlight for the majority of the series in favor of focusing on Shaggy and Scooby. The only episodes to have the entire Scooby Gang together and with every member having a speaking role are the series premiere "Shags to Riches" and "Almost Ghosts", with the episode "Inside Job" only featuring Fred and Daphne as silent cameos.

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* Creator/VingRhames is listed as one of the stars of ''Film/JuliaX'', but only appears in the final scene of the film, and has less than 5 minutes screen time.


* In ''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth'', one of the movie Labyrinths known as ''Junessic Land'' hypes up mighty carnivorous dinosaurs as the BigBad and the Herbivore Dinosaurs as protagonists. In reality, the carnivorous dinosaurs are nothing other than [=FOE=]s patrolling the upper floors and the Herbivore Dinosaurs are revealed to be [[GreaterScopeVillain Greater Scope Villains]] who refused to confront any carnivorous dinosaurs at all and ostracized anyone who doesn't follow the decision made by the majority of herbivores.

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* In ''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth'', one of the movie Labyrinths known as ''Junessic Land'' hypes up mighty carnivorous dinosaurs as the BigBad and the weak Herbivore Dinosaurs as protagonists. In reality, the carnivorous dinosaurs are nothing other than [=FOE=]s patrolling the upper floors and the Herbivore Dinosaurs are revealed to be [[GreaterScopeVillain Greater Scope Villains]] who refused to confront any carnivorous dinosaurs at all and ostracized anyone who doesn't follow the decision made by the majority of herbivores.


* In ''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth'', one of the movie Labyrinths known as ''Junessic Land'' hypes up mighty carnivorous dinosaurs as major threats and the Herbivore Dinosaurs as protagonists. In reality, the carnivorous dinosaurs are nothing other than [=FOE=]s patrolling the upper floors and the Herbivore Dinosaurs are revealed to be [[GreaterScopeVillain Greater Scope Villains]] who refused to confront any carnivorous dinosaurs at all and ostracized anyone who doesn't follow the decision made by the majority of herbivores.

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* In ''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth'', one of the movie Labyrinths known as ''Junessic Land'' hypes up mighty carnivorous dinosaurs as major threats the BigBad and the Herbivore Dinosaurs as protagonists. In reality, the carnivorous dinosaurs are nothing other than [=FOE=]s patrolling the upper floors and the Herbivore Dinosaurs are revealed to be [[GreaterScopeVillain Greater Scope Villains]] who refused to confront any carnivorous dinosaurs at all and ostracized anyone who doesn't follow the decision made by the majority of herbivores.

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* In ''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth'', one of the movie Labyrinths known as ''Junessic Land'' hypes up mighty carnivorous dinosaurs as major threats and the Herbivore Dinosaurs as protagonists. In reality, the carnivorous dinosaurs are nothing other than [=FOE=]s patrolling the upper floors and the Herbivore Dinosaurs are revealed to be [[GreaterScopeVillain Greater Scope Villains]] who refused to confront any carnivorous dinosaurs at all and ostracized anyone who doesn't follow the decision made by the majority of herbivores.

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** Jett Reno of ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' was prominently featured in Season 2 trailers. She ''was'' a principal character in two episodes, but then disappeared for a large chunk of the season before showing up again in a couple of scenes for episode 12. (It may have something to do with the fact that she's played by Creator/TigNotaro.)

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* Advertising for ''[[VisualNovel/DaiGyakutenSaiban Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2]]'' promoted Scotland Yard coroner Courtney Sithe as one of its major characters. In the game itself, [[spoiler: she isn't much more than a "villain of the week", being the culprit of the one case she appears in and only mentioned in passing afterwards.]]

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