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20th Jun '18 7:22:13 AM oforiousmic
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* Skitter suffers from this in Worm. She spends so long using her bugs to scout her surroundings that she forgets to look before crossing the street like a normal person.

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* Skitter suffers from this in Worm.''Literature/{{Worm}}''. She spends so long using her bugs to scout her surroundings that she forgets to look before crossing the street like a normal person.
17th Jun '18 2:22:26 PM StFan
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* This happens to Don Diego de la Vega in the original ''Series/{{Zorro}}'' TV series. Once, having no time to slip away and get into the Zorro outfit, he must enter a swordfight without blowing up his RichIdiotWithNoDayJob cover before Captain Monasterio, thus pretending to be a clumsy swordsman but still blocking every of the villain's attacks. He then, for Monasterio, tries to pass off his success as sheer luck. Keep in mind the villain was considered the best swordsman in the province. The final "move" he pulls in the fight is as follows: Don Diego goes in for a clumsy but powerful thrust which is easily parried by the villain, causing Diego to "jam" his own sword into a rock crevice. As Diego is pretending to desperately try to yank the sword out, the villain gloats a little and goes for the fatal blow. At that precise moment Diego summons all his strength and "finally" pulls his weapon free, causing him to stagger backwards and "flail" his sword, knocking his unsuspecting opponent's weapon out of his hand and over the side of the cliff, winning the fight.

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* This happens to Don Diego de la Vega in the original ''Series/{{Zorro}}'' TV series. Once, having no time to slip away and get into the Zorro outfit, he must enter a swordfight without blowing up his RichIdiotWithNoDayJob cover before Captain Commander Monasterio, thus pretending to be a clumsy swordsman but still blocking every of the villain's attacks. He then, for Monasterio, tries to pass off his success as sheer luck. Keep in mind the villain was considered the best swordsman in the province. The final "move" he pulls in the fight is as follows: Don Diego goes in for a clumsy but powerful thrust which is easily parried by the villain, causing Diego to "jam" his own sword into a rock crevice. As Diego is pretending to desperately try to yank the sword out, the villain gloats a little and goes for the fatal blow. At that precise moment Diego summons all his strength and "finally" pulls his weapon free, causing him to stagger backwards and "flail" his sword, knocking his unsuspecting opponent's weapon out of his hand and over the side of the cliff, winning the fight.
7th Jun '18 2:49:57 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Magneto is a fugitive, so he pretends to be a regular human while living in Poland. When Erik Lehnsherr uses his superpower to save a coworker's life, everyone who had witnessed it immediately learns that he's a mutant, and his metallokinesis is a dead giveaway to the steel mill employees that the man they knew as "Henryk Gurzsky" is actually the world's most wanted criminal.

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* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
** ''Film/XMen1'': By taking a beating in the cage match without a single bruise, Wolverine gives his opponent fair reason to suspect his mutant status. Then the guy goes at him with a broken bottle and Logan busts out the claws, removing any doubt.
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''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Magneto is a fugitive, so he pretends to be a regular human while living in Poland. When Erik Lehnsherr uses his superpower to save a coworker's life, everyone who had witnessed it immediately learns that he's a mutant, and his metallokinesis is a dead giveaway to the steel mill employees that the man they knew as "Henryk Gurzsky" is actually the world's most wanted criminal.
2nd Jun '18 7:48:54 AM JackG
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** In the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' spin-off, [[AmoralAttorney Lindsay]] is defending a [[BlindWeaponmaster blind woman who's actually an assassin]] for Wolfram & Hart. When Lindsay dismisses the allegations against his client as "childish, if they weren't so sad," Angel hurls an object directly over her head. Vanessa instinctively jerks her arm up and snags the object, exposing her super-awareness for all to see. She's still acquitted thanks to Lindsey's legal maneuvering, much to Angel's frustration.

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** In the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' spin-off, [[AmoralAttorney Lindsay]] is defending a [[BlindWeaponmaster blind woman who's actually an assassin]] for Wolfram & Hart. When Lindsay dismisses the allegations against his client as "childish, if they weren't so sad," Angel hurls an object directly over her head. Vanessa She instinctively jerks her arm up and snags the object, exposing her super-awareness for all to see. She's still acquitted thanks to Lindsey's legal maneuvering, much to Angel's frustration.
2nd Jun '18 7:46:15 AM JackG
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** In the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' spin-off, [[AmoralAttorney Lindsay]] is defending a [[BlindWeaponmaster blind woman who's actually an assassin]] for Wolfram & Hart. When Lindsay dismisses the allegations against his client as "childish, if they weren't so sad," Angel hurls an object directly over her head. Vanessa instinctively jerks her arm up and snags the object, exposing her super-awareness for all to see. She's still acquitted thanks to Lindsey's legal maneuvering, much to Angel's frustration.
25th Apr '18 5:08:00 PM eroock
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** In "The King", King Bumi utilizes this by throwing an object at Aang and forcing him to catch it with his airbending, revealing he is the last airbender and the Avatar.

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** In "The King", King of Omashu", King Bumi utilizes this by throwing an object at Aang and forcing him to catch it with his airbending, revealing he is the last airbender and the Avatar.
5th Mar '18 6:13:20 PM Gamermaster
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** Averted at the end of the third Sound Stage of ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha the first season]]''. Nanoha shoots off some magical fireworks for Fate, but realizes Yuuno has forgotten the barrier that was supposed to make them InvisibleToNormals. Arisa and Suzuka notice them but don't realize what they are.

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** Averted at the end of the third Sound Stage of ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha the first season]]''.season]]. Nanoha shoots off some magical fireworks for Fate, but realizes Yuuno has forgotten the barrier that was supposed to make them InvisibleToNormals. Arisa and Suzuka notice them but don't realize what they are.
26th Feb '18 11:52:13 AM Tacitus
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* Happens to Church in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' a couple of times. His ability to [[spoiler:phase in and out of peoples' bodies like a ghost would come in handy when he and Grif are locked in a jail-cell. It's then subverted when the door is opened before he uses it, so Grif thinks he has some kind of telekinesis]]. In ''Reconstruction'', he doesn't want to show Washington he can do it, but Simmons sucks at distracting Washington and he finds out anyway.

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* Happens to Early in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', Church in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' a couple of times. His ability to [[spoiler:phase in and out of peoples' bodies like dies but comes back as a ghost would come in handy when who can possess a robot duplicate of his armor, something he tries to keep private from outsiders. When he and Grif are locked in a jail-cell. It's then jail cell it seems like an ideal time to use that ability, only for things to be subverted when the door is opened before he uses Church can try it, so Grif thinks ends up thinking he has some kind of telekinesis]]. telekinesis. In ''Reconstruction'', he doesn't want Church tries not to show Washington he can do it, step out of his body, but Simmons sucks at distracting Washington and he making distractions so Wash finds out anyway.anyway. But then it turns out [[spoiler:Washington isn't surprised in the slightest, and explains that Church isn't a "ghost," but an AI.]]
* Carefully avoided in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''[='s=] fifth season. [[spoiler:When Raven Branwen introduces her clan member Vernal as the Spring Maiden and asks for a demonstration of her powers, Raven is wearing her trademark mask. Then during a battle, Raven orders Vernal to "hold back" and not use those powers against the protagonists. This is all to hide the fact that Vernal is a decoy and ''Raven'' is the Spring Maiden - her mask was on during the demonstration to hide the telltale blaze of power around a Maiden's eyes when she uses those abilities.]]
22nd Feb '18 12:16:20 PM Wordpainter
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** Invoked in the first season episode "Imprisoned" in order to get onto the prison ship where the Fire Nation is holding earthbenders. As the Gaang doesn't include an earthbender yet, they have to fake it with airbending.
6th Feb '18 6:09:18 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' John Diggle is hired to be the bodyguard for millionaire playboy Oliver Queen and quickly realizes that there is more to Oliver than it seems. Oliver keeps slipping away from Diggle in ways that a spoiled rich kid with no training should not be able to. The clincher comes when Laurel is attacked by Triad assassins and Oliver saves her life by throwing a knife at an attacker's hand. Throwing a knife that precisely is very hard and this was an ordinary unbalanced table knife rather than a custom made throwing knife. The level of skill Oliver displayed could only have been acquired after years of training and practice.

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* In ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', John Diggle is hired to be the bodyguard for millionaire playboy Oliver Queen and quickly realizes that there is more to Oliver than it seems. Oliver keeps slipping away from Diggle in ways that a spoiled rich kid with no training should not be able to. The clincher comes when Laurel is attacked by Triad assassins and Oliver saves her life by throwing a knife at an attacker's hand. Throwing a knife that precisely is very hard and this was an ordinary unbalanced table knife rather than a custom made throwing knife. The level of skill Oliver displayed could only have been acquired after years of training and practice.
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