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23rd Apr '16 5:42:24 PM MsChibi
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See also CityOfWeirdos, SuicidalPacifism, DyingLikeAnimals, and AdamSmithHatesYourGuts.

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See also CityOfWeirdos, BystanderSyndrome, SuicidalPacifism, DyingLikeAnimals, and AdamSmithHatesYourGuts.


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* In the ''very first episode'' of ''Anime/DeathNote'', some thugs try to rape a woman in full view of a busy street, right in front of a convenience store where Light is (ostensibly) reading a manga. Later, an FBI agent has a HollywoodHeartAttack at a busy subway station, and ''no one'' seems to notice or care. Later still, [[spoiler: Matt]] is shot by Takada's bodyguards, while hundreds (or even thousands) of people just look on.
18th Apr '16 10:03:20 PM AnoSa
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** The effect actually can be had from any alarm that tends to [[CryingWolf go off too frequently for other, non-drill causes]] and in some areas there is an effort to actively avert this by improving the accuracy when it comes to sounding the alarm.
7th Apr '16 1:49:43 PM Andrew
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** Actually they are not as apathetic as most other sandbox games in many cases, sure, they run amok and get in your line of fire most of the time, but as you play the game they become less fitting for this category as you go on, they might aid you by stoning the baddies to death for you, or the other way around where they might try to stone YOU to death if you're evil(some balls they've got). Anyway, outside of the battle fields they do react as you'd expect people would react in the events of a military quarantine after a large explosion and is trapped with a not so deadly plague.
5th Apr '16 10:49:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* SinCity citizens generally don't care if someone like Marv turns someone into a bloody mess right in front of them.

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* SinCity ComicBook/SinCity citizens generally don't care if someone like Marv turns someone into a bloody mess right in front of them.
1st Apr '16 3:16:05 AM SideburnsKid
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* In WebOriginal/PositivelyDreadful, the [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel Universe]] is coming to an end, one citizen is shown panicking, while another seems uninterested and confident that the Avengers will fix everything. The latter turns out to be right.
29th Mar '16 12:22:36 PM McTulus
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*Also sad is the fact that [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished saving someone can actually be harmful to you]]. Some people actually used DecoyDamsel tactic to lure some would be helper and then attack them. This has stopped many people from even getting help from police and hospital since being a crime witness or saddled with hospital fee (if the victim didn't have insurance) of someone you don't even know is not a very fun thing to do for most people.
22nd Mar '16 9:03:43 AM matteste
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* Shows up a lot in ''{{Shiki}}'', where most of the villagers are utterly apathetic about the vampires taking over the town (they think it's an epidemic of disease, but ''still''). An epidemic is one thing, but the town having dozens of deaths, and slowly being repopulated by pale people who only work at night, you'd think they'd be at least a little suspicious.

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* Shows up a lot in ''{{Shiki}}'', ''Manga/{{Shiki}}'', where most of the villagers are utterly apathetic about the vampires taking over the town (they think it's an epidemic of disease, but ''still''). An epidemic is one thing, but the town having dozens of deaths, and slowly being repopulated by pale people who only work at night, you'd think they'd be at least a little suspicious.
16th Mar '16 4:13:22 AM Squirtle802
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* A fire alarm going off in a public building, like a school or a hotel, is often met with mild agitation and a very slow meander out of the danger zone, and even that's usually after a few minutes of chatting up the people around you to confirm why the alarm is going off. This is likely a result of either a lack of preparedness (most people don't have a fire plan for any building that's not their own home) or desensitization from fire drills at school or work.
7th Mar '16 12:20:37 AM Tron80
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** The ''WebVideo/DragonballAbridged'' adaptation of the ''Future of Trunks'' has a radio station giving what sounds like a weather report on the Androids currently destroying a city and slaughtering its inhabitants. Trunks guesses most people didn't react more due to them being a slow-burn threat.

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** * The ''WebVideo/DragonballAbridged'' adaptation of the ''Future of Trunks'' has a radio station giving what sounds like a weather report on the Androids currently destroying a city and slaughtering its inhabitants. Trunks guesses most people didn't react more due to them being a slow-burn threat.
3rd Mar '16 3:37:43 AM VicGeorge2011
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* Franchise/TheSmurfs themselves on the very first level of Infogrames' ''VideoGame/TheSmurfs1994''. Not only do they not seem to care that your fellow Smurfs have been captured by Gargamel and you're the only Smurf that needs to rescue them, [[EverythingTryingToKillYou they're also inadvertently trying to kill you]] with their daily activities!

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* Franchise/TheSmurfs themselves on the very first level of the 16-bit version of Infogrames' ''VideoGame/TheSmurfs1994''. Not only do they not seem to care that your fellow Smurfs have been captured by Gargamel and you're the only Smurf that needs to rescue them, [[EverythingTryingToKillYou they're also inadvertently trying to kill you]] with their daily activities!
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