A Genre Refugee is a Stock Character from some genre who appears in a story that is in no other way part of that genre. The character is probably Wrong Genre Savvy, or may be the cause of wrong genre savviness in others. Since genres often have different tones, the character may be a Knight of Cerebus or the inverse.
- Rossiu from Gurren Lagann is a Real Robot character stuck in a Super Robot universe.
- Gai Daigoji from Martian Successor Nadesico is the inverse: A Hot-Blooded Super Robot hero stuck in a Real Robot setting.
- Kimi ni Todoke has three such characters, Chizuru, Ryu, and Kazuichi "Pin" Arai. Who seems to lost their way from a fiery shounen sport series to a lighthearted shoujo romance.
- Quincey P. Morris from Dracula. Nothing like the presence of an American cowboy in a gothic horror story set in Britain to make you go "Say again?"