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11th Aug '16 9:52:07 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Citizens that are either ''reallllly'' pessimistic or really apathetic. Or, [[WildMassGuessing just maybe,]] ''very'' GenreSavvy. Either way...

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Citizens that are either ''reallllly'' pessimistic or really apathetic. Or, [[WildMassGuessing just maybe,]] ''very'' GenreSavvy. Either way...
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* In ''VideoGame/ZettaiHeroProject'' the citizens are very very GenreSavvy. Presumably they are so used to world ending threats that they don't really care that there's a rampaging Final Boss threatening to destroy the entire world, reasoning that the world's most popular hero The Unlosing Ranger will stop him. The event is even televised as a media sensation. When the Ranger dies and the torch is passed to a weak bystander who gets killed in one shot, ''they still don't care''. Reaches legendary proportions when [[spoiler:a nuke threatens to destroy Japan in 20 minutes, and nobody can stop it besides the weak bystander. Do they gain faith in him? No, surely someone else besides that loser will save them.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/ZettaiHeroProject'' the citizens are very very GenreSavvy. Presumably they are presumably so used to world ending threats that they don't really care that there's a rampaging Final Boss threatening to destroy the entire world, reasoning that the world's most popular hero The Unlosing Ranger will stop him. The event is even televised as a media sensation. When the Ranger dies and the torch is passed to a weak bystander who gets killed in one shot, ''they still don't care''. Reaches legendary proportions when [[spoiler:a nuke threatens to destroy Japan in 20 minutes, and nobody can stop it besides the weak bystander. Do they gain faith in him? No, surely someone else besides that loser will save them.]]
10th Aug '16 7:37:58 PM intastiel
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* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''' resident pawn shop manager Trip will sell the player character highly illegal weapons with offhand comments about the dreary state of Santa Monica, a warning not to do anything that could be traced back to him, and absolutely no further interest. That he has connections in local law enforcement and both opposing Vampire factions makes it highly likely that he has some inkling of the supernatural nastiness going on in town, but prefers the safety of the sidelines.
29th Jul '16 2:34:08 PM ScotieRw
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** Or because they assumed it was an unannounced drill.
29th Jul '16 2:32:12 PM ScotieRw
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** Sometimes the authorities in China will arrest someone for simply calling for an ambulance for someone who's been hurt by another person. Because some how that means they're the one who hurt them.
16th Jul '16 10:27:23 AM BlackRoo1967
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* In the episode of ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'', "Stranger At Broken Fork", the people '''DIDN'T DO SQUAT''' as the local hooligans were forcing the mental patients out of their convalescent home to be disposed of... [[spoiler:in the middle of the desert, egged on by a low-down and evil GROCER, off all people]] !Even '''AFTER''' Steve and the local police saves the day.

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* In the episode of ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'', "Stranger At Broken Fork", the people '''DIDN'T DO SQUAT''' as the local hooligans were forcing the mental patients out of their convalescent home to be disposed of... [[spoiler:in the middle of the desert, egged on by a low-down and evil GROCER, off all people]] !Even people]]! Even '''AFTER''' Steve and the local police saves the day.
16th Jul '16 10:26:22 AM BlackRoo1967
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* In the episode ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'', "Stranger At Broken Fork", the people '''DIDN'T DO SQUAT''' as the local hooligans were forcing the mental patients out of their convalescent home to be disposed of. Even '''AFTER''' Steve and the local police saves the day.

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* In the episode of ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'', "Stranger At Broken Fork", the people '''DIDN'T DO SQUAT''' as the local hooligans were forcing the mental patients out of their convalescent home to be disposed of. Even of... [[spoiler:in the middle of the desert, egged on by a low-down and evil GROCER, off all people]] !Even '''AFTER''' Steve and the local police saves the day.
13th Jul '16 6:39:02 PM BlackRoo1967
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* In the episode ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'', "Stranger At Broken Fork", the people '''DIDN'T DO SQUAT''' as the local hooligans were forcing the mental patients out of their convalescent home to be disposed of. Even '''AFTER''' Steve and the local police saves the day.
13th Jul '16 10:57:04 AM Materioptikon
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* In ''WebComic/SecondEmpire'', Xenol has found that the rulers of Dalek society have begun implementing a series of "efficiency" measures such as effectively slaving the Dalek Empire to their computers and stopping assigning names in favor of strings of alphanumeric code, among other measures he sees as polluting the Dalek legacy. He arranges for a break-in into Skaro in a daring mission to kill the Emperor, and even when that fails, he has inflicted massive damage to the Dalek capital and considerably thinned the city guard. He leaves Skaro, fully confident the citizenry will see his acts and begin asking questions and weakening the Emperor's rule. Cue the [[KentBrockmanNews Skaro's Largest Kwalorblmn Fruit report]] next day.
6th Jul '16 4:59:32 AM WM-R
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* Towards the end of the [[UsefulNotes/ThreeKingdomsShuWeiWu Three Kingdoms]], the state of Wei (one of the titular Three Kingdoms) finally conquered the rival state of Shu in 264. This left only the state of Wu left. However, the political situation in Wu was extremely volatile, with the Wu imperial court descending into a DeadlyDecadentCourt. The Wu Emperor Sun Hao was also the worst tyrant of the Three Kingdoms, and when an invasion was launched most of Wu's military forces and civilians couldn't even be bothered to try to defend the state. The invasion went so well that the commanders actually had to halt some of their forces so everyone could catch up.
21st Jun '16 9:34:41 PM WillBGood
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** One newspaper accidentally ran the same horoscopes every day for over a month before anyone noticed.

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** One newspaper accidentally ran the same horoscopes every day for over a month before anyone noticed. (The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnum_effect Barnum Effect]] could also be a factor in this case.)
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