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8th Nov '16 9:03:06 AM Eievie
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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.

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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 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 work--the [[ApatheticCitizens jaded residents]] just don't care, since they've SeenItAll already.



'''Bystander:''' Uh...I'm new.\\

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'''Bystander:''' Uh... I'm new.\\



* Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''Quozl'' features a group of rabbit like aliens who have colonized earth. A few humans know about them, and one even had a cartoon show made about them. When the aliens decide to gradually reveal themselves to humanity, their human friends take them to Disney Land, where they can walk around and talk to people and be completely ignored. Eventually they ''are'' nabbed by security...but only because Quozl are not licensed Disney characters.

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* Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''Quozl'' features a group of rabbit like aliens who have colonized earth. A few humans know about them, and one even had a cartoon show made about them. When the aliens decide to gradually reveal themselves to humanity, their human friends take them to Disney Land, where they can walk around and talk to people and be completely ignored. Eventually they ''are'' nabbed by security... but only because Quozl are not licensed Disney characters.



* Invoked in Music/RayStevens' ''Haircut Song'', in which the singer winds up done up in punk style by a skinhead barber and claims he was lucky his next job was in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco - "those people thought I was an insurance salesman!"

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* Invoked in Music/RayStevens' ''Haircut Song'', in which the singer winds up done up in punk style by a skinhead barber and claims he was lucky his next job was in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco - -- "those people thought I was an insurance salesman!"
11th Sep '16 10:34:19 AM HumanTorch2
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** In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesOutOfTheShadows'', the boys are at a [[{{UsefulNotes/NBA}} Knicks]] game (hiding in the scoreboard) and Mikey drops a slice of [[{{TrademarkFavoriteFood}} pizza]] onto the court. A visiting player steps on it, wondering where the Hell it came from. The referee just shrugs and says "Hey man, welcome to New York."

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** In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesOutOfTheShadows'', the boys are at a [[{{UsefulNotes/NBA}} [[{{UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation}} Knicks]] game (hiding in the scoreboard) and Mikey drops a slice of [[{{TrademarkFavoriteFood}} pizza]] onto the court. A visiting player steps on it, wondering where the Hell it came from. The referee just shrugs and says "Hey man, welcome to New York."



* The ''Coming Out of Our Shells'' video, featuring the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles as a musical group, has a scene where the Turtles are performing atop the marquee of the Radio City Music Hall in New York. The crowds of people passing below ''weren't even looking up''.

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* The ''Coming Out of Our Shells'' video, featuring the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles [[{{MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext}} as a musical group, group]], has a scene where the Turtles are performing atop the marquee of the Radio City Music Hall in New York. The crowds of people passing below ''weren't even looking up''.
11th Sep '16 10:31:58 AM HumanTorch2
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** In ''Film/TeenageMeutantNinjaTurtlesOutOfTheShadows'', the boys are at a [[{{UsefulNotes/NBA}} Knicks]] game (hiding in the scoreboard) and Mikey drops a slice of [[{{TrademarkFavoriteFood}} pizza]] onto the court. A visiting player steps on it, wondering where the Hell it came from. The referee just shrugs and says "Hey man, welcome to New York."

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** In ''Film/TeenageMeutantNinjaTurtlesOutOfTheShadows'', ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesOutOfTheShadows'', the boys are at a [[{{UsefulNotes/NBA}} Knicks]] game (hiding in the scoreboard) and Mikey drops a slice of [[{{TrademarkFavoriteFood}} pizza]] onto the court. A visiting player steps on it, wondering where the Hell it came from. The referee just shrugs and says "Hey man, welcome to New York."
11th Sep '16 10:31:23 AM HumanTorch2
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** In ''Film/TeenageMeutantNinjaTurtlesOutOfTheShadows'', the boys are at a [[{{UsefulNotes/NBA}} Knicks]] game (hiding in the scoreboard) and Mikey drops a slice of [[{{TrademarkFavoriteFood}} pizza]] onto the court. A visiting player steps on it, wondering where the Hell it came from. The referee just shrugs and says "Hey man, welcome to New York."
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.
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