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16th Jul '16 1:53:40 AM alliedcola
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* Used to surreal effect in "I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)" by MarilynManson, in which everyone (bar the band) is either an alien or literally headless.
3rd Jul '16 5:37:57 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in a rather clunky manner in the Coliseum scene of the second ''{{Franchise/Bionicle}}'' [[DirectToVideo DTV]] movie, ''Legends of Metru Nui''. The audience is visibly made up of individual, generic Matoran, but they are just 2D renders of 3D animations (and of varying sizes at that) pasted over each other. When the camera ventures close, the SpecialEffectFailure becomes evident, as some of those Matoran are huge, even if they're standing in the back.

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* Averted in a rather clunky manner in the Coliseum scene of the second ''{{Franchise/Bionicle}}'' ''{{WesternAnimation/Bionicle}}'' [[DirectToVideo DTV]] movie, ''Legends of Metru Nui''. The audience is visibly made up of individual, generic Matoran, but they are just 2D renders of 3D animations (and of varying sizes at that) pasted over each other. When the camera ventures close, the SpecialEffectFailure becomes evident, as some of those Matoran are huge, even if they're standing in the back.
14th Jun '16 9:22:05 AM TheNicestGuy
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* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' averted this in wide shots of epic battles, without demanding excessive labor from the CG crew, by using custom software. Weta Digital used a package called MASSIVE that not only automated the animation of thousands of combatants, it gave each one enough AI that they could fight each other or make other battle choices under their own power.
7th Jun '16 9:16:56 AM TPPR10
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* Very prominent in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' Volume One, where all non-important characters are black silhouettes. Important characters tend to be given models an episode or two before they're properly introduced. Volume 2 had full character models even for background extras.

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* Very prominent in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' Volume One, where all non-important characters are black silhouettes. Important characters tend to be given models an episode or two before they're properly introduced. Volume 2 had full character models even for background extras. Discussed in Episode 5 of ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'' where Team RWBY talk how they are surrounded by people covered in shadows.
24th May '16 12:20:20 PM JXZ
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* Subverted in ''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}}'': Max [[http://paranatural.net/chapter-1-page-31/ elbows his way through a colorless crowd]], but it soon turns out they were colorless [[ISeeDeadPeople for a reason]].

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* Subverted in ''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}}'': Max [[http://paranatural.net/chapter-1-page-31/ net/comic/chapter-1-page-31/ elbows his way through a colorless crowd]], but it soon turns out they were colorless [[ISeeDeadPeople for a reason]].
8th May '16 6:37:29 PM eroock
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Should not be confused with TheFaceless, nor with FacelessGoons.

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The more extreme form of OnlySixFaces. Should not be confused with TheFaceless, nor with FacelessGoons.
30th Apr '16 1:32:48 PM Assassin-sensei
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/StrawberryVinegar'', this is used for all of Rie's classmates. When speaking, they are referred to with adjectives ("Ladylike classmate", "Tall classmate", etc) instead of actual names (with the exception of the yuri fangirl Mayuri).
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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.
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