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24th Aug '16 11:53:50 AM rjung
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* On ''Series/{{Lucifer}}'', Lucifer outright tells people in Los Angleles that he is Lucifer Morningstar aka The Devil. Almost everyone assumes that it is just a persona he adopted to promote his nightclub. He regularly uses his powers to have people reveal their deepest desires, but witnesses assume that he is a hypnotist.

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* On ''Series/{{Lucifer}}'', Lucifer outright tells people in Los Angleles Angeles that he is Lucifer Morningstar aka The Devil. Almost everyone assumes that it is just a persona he adopted to promote his nightclub. He regularly uses his powers to have people reveal their deepest desires, but witnesses assume that he is a hypnotist.
22nd Aug '16 5:13:46 PM azul120
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CityOfWeirdos is a ComedyTrope when people in a city [[BystanderSyndrome idly dismiss unusual happenings and odd-looking strangers as part of metropolitan life]]. This joke is almost always invoked in large urban centers, where the everyday bustle and diverse population justifies such reactions - [[QuirkyTown small towns can also be hotbeds of weirdness, but for different reasons]]. Unlike a WeirdnessCensor or a FisherKingdom, the InvisibleToNormals effect doesn't require any [[AWizardDidIt magic]] or AppliedPhlebotinum to work -- the [[ApatheticCitizens jaded residents]] just don't care, since they've SeenItAll already.

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CityOfWeirdos City Of Weirdos is a ComedyTrope when people in a city [[BystanderSyndrome idly dismiss unusual happenings and odd-looking strangers as part of metropolitan life]]. This joke is almost always invoked in large urban centers, where the everyday bustle and diverse population justifies such reactions - [[QuirkyTown small towns can also be hotbeds of weirdness, but for different reasons]]. Unlike a WeirdnessCensor or a FisherKingdom, the InvisibleToNormals effect doesn't require any [[AWizardDidIt magic]] or AppliedPhlebotinum to work -- the [[ApatheticCitizens jaded residents]] just don't care, since they've SeenItAll already.
11th Aug '16 8:51:41 AM nielas
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* On ''Series/{{Lucifer}}'', Lucifer outright tells people in Los Angleles that he is Lucifer Morningstar aka The Devil. Almost everyone assumes that it is just a persona he adopted to promote his nightclub. He regularly uses his powers to have people reveal their deepest desires, but witnesses assume that he is a hypnotist.
10th Aug '16 6:16:34 AM nighttrainfm
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*** This is lampshaded in the ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' episode "Future's End": as an away team observe the wide variety of clothing styles in 1990s Los Angeles, Chakotay remarks, "We could've worn our Starfleet uniforms. I doubt if anyone would've noticed."

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*** This is lampshaded in the ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' episode "Future's End": as an away team observe the wide variety of clothing styles in 1990s Los Angeles, Chakotay Tuvok remarks, "We could've worn our Starfleet uniforms. I doubt if anyone would've noticed."



* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': Lampshaded by Chakotay in the episode Future's End (where the crew ends up sent back in time to 1996). They carefully prepare contemporary clothing as to not attract too much attention. Then, upon arriving in San Francisco and seeing the people there, Chakotay says "We could have worn our Starfleet uniforms. I doubt anybody would have noticed."

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': Lampshaded by Chakotay Tuvok in the episode Future's End (where the crew ends up sent back in time to 1996). They carefully prepare contemporary clothing as to not attract too much attention. Then, upon arriving in San Francisco Los Angeles and seeing the people there, Chakotay Tuvok says "We could have worn our Starfleet uniforms. I doubt anybody would have noticed."
4th Aug '16 5:57:59 AM ElodieHiras
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* From the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode ''The Brave And the Bold'', as a gorilla hijacks a car, how does the driver reacts? "Stop him! My insurance doesn't cover a second driver!" Then again, with all the superpowered hijinks happening in the DCAU, maybe citizens just became absolutely blasé about it to the point nothing fazes them anymore.
26th Jul '16 9:34:34 PM ProfessorDetective
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* [[ComicBook/XMen Astonishing X-Men]]: The team are helping the SFPD investigate a corpse who was burned by a pyrokinetic:
-->'''Wolverine''': Pretty weird stuff for you guys, huh?\\
'''Officer''': Hell, no. This is UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco. Yesterday we had to arrest a seven foot tall dude dressed as a nun for wearing human kneecaps as earrings.



** And there are some Astro City residents with real super-powers who work as special effects consultants for an in-universe soap opera... about superheroes.

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** And there are some Astro City residents with real super-powers superpowers who work as special effects consultants for an in-universe soap opera... about superheroes.



* [[ComicBook/XMen Astonishing X-Men]]: The team are helping the SFPD investigate a corpse who was burned by a pyrokinetic:
-->'''Wolverine''': Pretty weird stuff for you guys, huh?\\
'''Officer''': Hell, no. This is UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco. Yesterday we had to arrest a seven foot tall dude dressed as a nun for wearing human kneecaps as earrings.
3rd May '16 8:53:49 PM PaulA
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* In the ''Series/QuantumLeap''[=/=]CBS ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast'' crossover FanFic "Quantum Beast" (written by PeterDavid, no less), Sam leaps into Vincent's bestial body and has to travel across New York to rescue Catherine. After refusing Al's suggestion to cling onto the top of a subway train, Sam goes to the nearest station and boards a car like everyone else. He is ignored by the other riders, except for [[HypocriticalHumor a tattooed young man with a pink mohawk, red fishnet stockings, and an exposed leather vest who calls him a "freak".]]

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* In the ''Series/QuantumLeap''[=/=]CBS ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast'' ''Series/QuantumLeap''[=/=]''Series/{{Beauty and the Beast|1987}}'' crossover FanFic "Quantum Beast" (written by PeterDavid, Creator/PeterDavid, no less), Sam leaps into Vincent's bestial body and has to travel across New York to rescue Catherine. After refusing Al's suggestion to cling onto the top of a subway train, Sam goes to the nearest station and boards a car like everyone else. He is ignored by the other riders, except for [[HypocriticalHumor a tattooed young man with a pink mohawk, red fishnet stockings, and an exposed leather vest who calls him a "freak".]]
1st May '16 12:33:23 PM Alvin
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* Certain cities, such as Portland and Austin, embrace well earned reputations as real-life examples of this trope. For instance, many cities have flamboyant homeless transvestites who run for mayor. Only in Austin do they have a volunteer staff and campaign budget, a well reasoned multi-point running platform, participate seriously in public debates, and receive a small but noteworthy percentage of the vote.

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* Certain cities, such as Portland and Austin, embrace well earned well-earned reputations as real-life examples of this trope. For instance, many cities have flamboyant homeless transvestites who run for mayor. Only in Austin do they have a volunteer staff and campaign budget, a well reasoned multi-point running platform, participate seriously in public debates, and receive a small but noteworthy percentage of the vote.
1st May '16 12:31:30 PM Alvin
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* Certain cities, such as Portland and Austin, embrace well earned reputations as real life examples of this trope. For instance, many cities have flamboyant homeless transvestites who run for mayor. Only in Austin do they have a volunteer staff and campaign budget, a well reasoned multi-point running platform, participate seriously in public debates, and receive a small but noteworthy percentage of the vote.

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* Certain cities, such as Portland and Austin, embrace well earned reputations as real life real-life examples of this trope. For instance, many cities have flamboyant homeless transvestites who run for mayor. Only in Austin do they have a volunteer staff and campaign budget, a well reasoned multi-point running platform, participate seriously in public debates, and receive a small but noteworthy percentage of the vote.
30th Apr '16 2:33:26 PM TheUnknownUploader
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Several [[JustifiedTrope explanations]] might be used for the trope. One is that the weird thing is mistaken for being AllPartOfTheShow, SomeNuttyPublicityStunt, or another weird-but-not-extranormal thing. Another is that residents in the city have an exaggerated idea of normality, so occurrences like ''{{kaiju}}'' in Tokyo are no big deal.

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Several [[JustifiedTrope explanations]] might be used for the trope. One is that the weird thing is mistaken for being AllPartOfTheShow, SomeNuttyPublicityStunt, or another weird-but-not-extranormal thing. Another is that residents in the city have an exaggerated idea of normality, so occurrences like ''{{kaiju}}'' in Tokyo are no big deal.
deal. Another is simply the whole town has simply been ConditionedToAcceptHorror.
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