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3rd Jan '16 10:33:20 AM nombretomado
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* Used a lot in SoulEater. It's especially noticeable in dramatic scenes, where the main characters are all surrounded by a crowd of completely still, colorless students with no faces.
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* Used a lot in SoulEater.''Manga/SoulEater''. It's especially noticeable in dramatic scenes, where the main characters are all surrounded by a crowd of completely still, colorless students with no faces.
11th Dec '15 8:05:45 AM R1ck
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' is even worse than this trope. Background characters are often not depicted at all, to the point where we hear cheering coming from ''empty stands'' in the Olympus Colosseum. Not to mention that we never see the majority of the population of Destiny Island.
9th Oct '15 5:45:23 AM F1Krazy
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* Done in the first episode of ''Manga/SchoolLive'', where all but a few of Yuki's classmates are rendered as grey silhouettes. Justified in that [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler the end of the episode reveals they're in the middle of a]] ZombieApocalypse, [[WhamShot the classmates are all dead, and Yuki's just delusional]]. The classmates are grey silhouettes because Yuki can't remember what they actually look like.
9th Sep '15 10:35:34 AM DaNuke
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* Deconstructed in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion''. [[spoiler:The faceless masses are animated faceless dolls created by Homura, who is in the process of turning into a witch, for the purpose of making the fake city which is her witch labyrinth look realistic. It takes her two thirds of the entire movie to notice, because faceless masses with a modicum of detail are fine enough to look realistic.]]
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* Deconstructed in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion''. [[spoiler:The background characters become faceless masses as the movie goes on, because they are not real: they are animated faceless dolls created by Homura, who is in the process of turning into a witch, for the whose only purpose of making is to make the fake city which that is her Homura's witch labyrinth look realistic. It takes her two thirds of the entire movie Their faces fade away as Homura slowly comes to notice, realize that everything she sees is a fake illusion, because faceless masses with a modicum she is, in fact, in the process of detail are fine enough to look realistic.becoming a witch.]]
9th Sep '15 7:32:24 AM DaNuke
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* Deconstructed in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion''. [[spoiler:The faceless masses are animated faceless dolls created by Homura, who is in the process of turning into a witch, for the purpose of making the fake city which is her witch labyrinth look realistic.]]
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* Deconstructed in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion''. [[spoiler:The faceless masses are animated faceless dolls created by Homura, who is in the process of turning into a witch, for the purpose of making the fake city which is her witch labyrinth look realistic. It takes her two thirds of the entire movie to notice, because faceless masses with a modicum of detail are fine enough to look realistic.]]
9th Sep '15 12:05:56 AM DaNuke
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* Deconstructed in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion''. [[spoiler:The faceless masses are animated faceless dolls created by Homura, who is in the process of turning into a witch, for the purpose of making the fake city which is her witch labyrinth look realistic.]]
23rd Aug '15 11:47:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''NotAVillain'' uses these during most crowd scenes. The author affectionately calls them Blobs and has a lot of fun with the Blobs' ambition to get a face/name/persona in the vote incentives. One even managed to become a character thanks to fan input.
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* ''NotAVillain'' ''Webcomic/NotAVillain'' uses these during most crowd scenes. The author affectionately calls them Blobs and has a lot of fun with the Blobs' ambition to get a face/name/persona in the vote incentives. One even managed to become a character thanks to fan input.
12th Jul '15 7:52:47 AM DougSMachina
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But who cares? They're just there to keep the world from feeling deserted.
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But who cares? [[LivingProp They're just there to keep the world from feeling deserted. deserted.]]
14th Jun '15 6:06:37 AM Midna
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* Used terrifyingly in ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess Repure'' when any character not a sister or Wataru is shown without a face, even close up! The chef teaching Shirayuki how to cook is especially frightening.
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* Used terrifyingly in ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess Repure'' when any character not a sister or Wataru is shown without a face, even close up! The chef teaching Shirayuki how to cook is especially frightening.

* Beautifully (and horrifyingly) subverted in the ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' CrisisCrossover ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'': the combined hordes of the Black Lantern Corps (often a million strong) are all carefully detailed when they could simply have been a blob of black ink with only a few personalities at the foreground. So, too, are the BigDamnHeroes when they show up.
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* Beautifully (and horrifyingly) subverted Subverted in the ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' CrisisCrossover ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'': the combined hordes of the Black Lantern Corps (often a million strong) are all carefully detailed when they could simply have been a blob of black ink with only a few personalities at the foreground. So, too, are the BigDamnHeroes when they show up.
8th Jun '15 4:08:52 PM StFan
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* The second season of ''{{Manga/Minami-ke}}'', produced by a different studio, replaces the skin colouring and anatomy of [[http://i31.tinypic.com/2qlqu8o.jpg previously fully-animated]] extras with silhouettes... even in closeup. Every character that didn't have a speaking part in the first series is now a black/darkened outline with hair and clothes, facial features added [[http://i26.tinypic.com/20ifn7n.png as required]]. Quite [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/MinamiKe_blackened.png disconcerting]]. As the series got closer to the end, there seemed to be more drawn-in extras than black shadow, but still, what the heck?
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* The second season of ''{{Manga/Minami-ke}}'', ''Manga/MinamiKe'', produced by a different studio, replaces the skin colouring and anatomy of [[http://i31.tinypic.com/2qlqu8o.jpg previously fully-animated]] extras with silhouettes... even in closeup. Every character that didn't have a speaking part in the first series is now a black/darkened outline with hair and clothes, facial features added [[http://i26.tinypic.com/20ifn7n.png as required]]. Quite [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/MinamiKe_blackened.png disconcerting]]. As the series got closer to the end, there seemed to be more drawn-in extras than black shadow, but still, what the heck?
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