History Literature / MemoirsOfAnInvisibleMan

4th Aug '16 11:03:14 AM 32_Footsteps
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* IJustWantToBeNormal

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* IJustWantToBeNormalDrivenToSuicide: At the climax at the construction site, when Jenkins has Nick cornered, Nick makes it clear that he'd rather jump off the building than be forced to work as a black ops assassin. [[spoiler: He's actually faking it, as noted above under CursedWithAwesome.]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Nick desperately searches for a way to become a normal, visible person again. [[spoiler: Even after he learns that it's impossible, he does his best to make it so that he can live as normal of a life as possible.]]



* {{Invisibility}}

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* {{Invisibility}}{{Invisibility}}: The plot revolves around what happens when a metaphorically invisible man accidentally becomes literally invisible.



* PowerIncontinence

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* PowerIncontinencePowerIncontinence: Nick's issue with his invisibility is that he's stuck that way, and he wants at least the ability to turn it off.
14th May '16 12:50:28 PM Bissek
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* InvisibleStomachVisibleFood: Applies to Nick. In the movie, there are several scenes in which Nick chews gum, drinks liquid, or otherwise ingests food and we see it hovering in air. In fact, the first time he notices is when he "sees" himself in the mirror, only to find digesting food. [[VomitIndiscretionShot We hear the sound of vomiting]] and the food arches into the air and off-screen. Later, as he attempts to hide from the BigBad, he refuses to eat so that he remains invisible.

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* InvisibleStomachVisibleFood: Applies to Nick. In the movie, there are several scenes in which Nick chews gum, drinks liquid, or otherwise ingests food and we see it hovering in air. In fact, the first time he notices is when he "sees" himself in the mirror, only to find digesting food. [[VomitIndiscretionShot We hear the sound of vomiting]] and the food arches into the air and off-screen. He ends up switching to an all-clear foods diet so that he can't see the half-eaten food in his stomach. Later, as he attempts to hide from the BigBad, he refuses to eat so that he remains invisible.
7th Mar '16 11:25:24 AM Mdumas43073
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Originally a 1987 ScienceFiction novel by H. F. Saint, it was adapted into a 1992 movie directed by Creator/JohnCarpenter, and starring Chevy Chase and Creator/DarylHannah. The book analyzed what effects invisibility would have on an average person who kept his morality, and the movie tried to do the same. The book was a small success; the movie was considerably less well-received.

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Originally a 1987 ScienceFiction novel by H. F. Saint, it was adapted into a 1992 movie film directed by Creator/JohnCarpenter, and starring Chevy Chase Creator/ChevyChase and Creator/DarylHannah. The book analyzed what effects invisibility would have on an average person who kept his morality, and the movie tried to do the same. The book was a small success; the movie was considerably less well-received.
24th Feb '16 7:40:49 PM FactoidCow
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* InvisibleStomachVisibleFood: There are several scenes in which Creator/ChevyChase chews gum, drinks liquid, or otherwise ingests food and we see it hovering in air. In fact, the first time he notices is when he "sees" himself in the mirror, only to find digesting food. [[VomitIndiscretionShot We hear the sound of vomiting]] and the food arches into the air and off-screen. Later, as Chase's character attempts to hide from the BigBad, he refuses to eat so that he remains invisible.

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* InvisibleStomachVisibleFood: There Applies to Nick. In the movie, there are several scenes in which Creator/ChevyChase Nick chews gum, drinks liquid, or otherwise ingests food and we see it hovering in air. In fact, the first time he notices is when he "sees" himself in the mirror, only to find digesting food. [[VomitIndiscretionShot We hear the sound of vomiting]] and the food arches into the air and off-screen. Later, as Chase's character he attempts to hide from the BigBad, he refuses to eat so that he remains invisible.
24th Feb '16 7:37:44 PM FactoidCow
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* InvisibleStomachVisibleFood: There are several scenes in which Creator/ChevyChase chews gum, drinks liquid, or otherwise ingests food and we see it hovering in air. In fact, the first time he notices is when he "sees" himself in the mirror, only to find digesting food. [[VomitIndiscretionShot We hear the sound of vomiting]] and the food arches into the air and off-screen. Later, as Chase's character attempts to hide from the BigBad, he refuses to eat so that he remains invisible.
2nd Dec '15 7:58:40 AM Morgenthaler
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-> "I want my molecules back!"- '''Nick Halloway'''\\


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-> "I [[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/memoirs_of_an_invisible_man.png]]

->''"I
want my molecules back!"- back!"''
-->--
'''Nick Halloway'''\\

Halloway'''
20th Sep '15 7:07:03 PM Fireblood
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* TomHanksSyndrome: Attempted by Chevy Chase here, who only gets a couple of one-liners, no more than any other actor would expect. Didn't work out so well for him, though.
20th Sep '15 7:06:21 PM Fireblood
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* FridgeHorror: The invisibility is spreading: the food Nick eats turns invisible, and we see parts of the Magnascopics building where Nick was sleeping that are visible briefly, then it spreads to the parts of the building that remain visible. We never see the area where the building is after that scene, but it can be assumed (since there is no evidence to the contrary) that the invisibility will continue to spread, not just on the surface but into the earth's crust. And the one person that was in the best position to put a stop to it was murdered by Jenkins.



* InvisibleStreaker: Averted -- Nick has one outfit that was rendered invisible along with him, so he can wear that when he wants to remain invisible.

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* InvisibleStreaker: Averted -- Nick {{Averted}}-Nick has one outfit that was rendered invisible along with him, so he can wear that when he wants to remain invisible.



* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Part of Nick's problem is that he has only some of these related to invisibility. His food isn't actually invisible until some time after he digests; he vomits the first time he sees himself in the mirror as he's digesting. The only thing that he can put on that's similarly invisible is the outfit he wore when rendered invisible; any dust that lands on him is visible. He can still see just fine, however.

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* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Part of Nick's problem is that he has only some of these related to invisibility. His food isn't actually invisible until some time after he digests; he vomits the first time he sees himself in the mirror as he's it's digesting. The only thing that he can put on that's similarly invisible is the outfit he wore when rendered invisible; any dust that lands on him is visible. He can still see just fine, however.



* TomHanksSyndrome: Attempted by Chevy Chase here, who only gets a couple of one-liners, no more than any other actor would expect. Didn't work so well for him, though.

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* TomHanksSyndrome: Attempted by Chevy Chase here, who only gets a couple of one-liners, no more than any other actor would expect. Didn't work out so well for him, though.
15th Oct '14 4:27:58 PM doppelheathen
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* FridgeHorror: The invisibility is spreading: the food Nick eats turns invisible, and we see parts of the Magnascopics building where Nick was sleeping that are visible briefly, then it spreads to the parts of the building that remain visible. We never see the area where the building is after that scene, but it can be assumed (since there is no evidence to the contrary) that the invisibility will continue to spread, not just on the surface but into the earth's crust. And the one person that was in the best position to put a stop to it was murdered by Jenkins.
18th Nov '13 6:02:59 PM TypoKiller
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* TomHanksSyndrome: Attempted by Chevy Chase here, who only gets a couple of wan one-liners, no more than any other actor would expect. Didn't work so well for him, though.

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* TomHanksSyndrome: Attempted by Chevy Chase here, who only gets a couple of wan one-liners, no more than any other actor would expect. Didn't work so well for him, though.
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