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11th Jun '17 9:07:18 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* Similar to ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had stiff moving and poorly detailed extra characters used as filler for large crowds. As the series went on and had better animations, the extras became more detailed and fluid.

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* Similar to ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had stiff moving stiff-moving and poorly detailed poorly-detailed extra characters used as filler for large crowds. As the series went on and had better animations, the extras became more detailed and fluid.
11th Jun '17 9:06:31 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* Exception: In its early episodes, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' drew notice for being among the few animated series to actually draw each extra in the background. In later episodes, when the show had over a hundred recurring characters, the extras became unnecessary, and the animators filled out crowd scenes with fully-drawn {{recurrer}}s. However, despite the level of detail displayed by extras, the background crowds were almost exclusively immobile, often to ridiculous degrees (such as figures shown frozen in the act of talking or shouting), although this was less prominent in later episodes. They also occasionally used extra that didn't make sense being there (for example, Maude was used in backgrounds several years after she died).

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* Exception: In its early episodes, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' drew notice for being among the few animated series to actually draw each extra in the background. In later episodes, when the show had over a hundred recurring characters, the extras became unnecessary, and the animators filled out crowd scenes with fully-drawn {{recurrer}}s. However, despite the level of detail displayed by extras, the background crowds were almost exclusively immobile, often to ridiculous degrees (such as figures shown frozen in the act of talking or shouting), although this was less prominent in later episodes. They also occasionally used extra extras that didn't make sense being there (for example, Maude was used in backgrounds several years after she died).
11th Jun '17 8:33:07 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* Many notable {{Shonen}} titles that involve battling with an audience do this, such as ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' or ''Anime/YuGiOh''. ''Pokémon'' is especially notorious for this as seen in details of the opening in the ''Latias & Latios'' movie in which most of the crowds on the stands were just a bunch of colorful blob-like beings... in 3D.

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[[folder:Anime & and Manga]]
* Many notable {{Shonen}} titles that involve battling with an audience do this, such as ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' or ''Anime/YuGiOh''. ''Pokémon'' is especially notorious for this as seen in details of the opening in the ''Latias & and Latios'' movie in which most of the crowds on the stands were just a bunch of colorful blob-like beings... in 3D.
2nd Apr '17 4:22:01 PM nombretomado
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* Played completely straight in ''PhantasyStarUniverse''. The city areas are filled in with randomized wandering crowds. These crowds are composed of the generic male and female player models, load in only dull pinkish and bluish hues, and evaporate if you get close. Spooky.

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* Played completely straight in ''PhantasyStarUniverse''.''VideoGame/PhantasyStarUniverse''. The city areas are filled in with randomized wandering crowds. These crowds are composed of the generic male and female player models, load in only dull pinkish and bluish hues, and evaporate if you get close. Spooky.
13th Feb '17 1:43:40 PM rjd1922
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* ''TouchDetective'' has them wearing really creepy Scream-like masks. Later subverted in the sequel, where while still FacelessMasses, they had a (flat) character and even (gasp!) names.
* Even though they're all just randomizations of a couple of character models, the ''VideoGame/SpiderMan 2'' game manages to avert this trope by having the hapless citizens of New York be fully colored, wander the city realistically, and react to Spidey; with one exception. During the "sports event" with Quentin Beck, the people in the stands are just cardboard cutouts. Heavily Lampshaded when you have Spidey crawl on the fake audience, and he says: "Even the audience is fake! Beck's the real phoney here."

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* ''TouchDetective'' ''VideoGame/TouchDetective'' has them wearing really creepy Scream-like masks. Later subverted in the sequel, where while still FacelessMasses, they had a (flat) character and even (gasp!) names.
* Even though they're all just randomizations of a couple of character models, the ''VideoGame/SpiderMan 2'' ''VideoGame/SpiderMan2'' game manages to avert this trope by having the hapless citizens of New York be fully colored, wander the city realistically, and react to Spidey; with one exception. During the "sports event" with Quentin Beck, the people in the stands are just cardboard cutouts. Heavily Lampshaded when you have Spidey crawl on the fake audience, and he says: "Even the audience is fake! Beck's the real phoney here."



* [[VideoGame/WarioWare Wario Ware: Smooth Moves]] has Young Cricket cut in line at a dumpling stand by dashing across the heads of the generic silhouette patrons. Once he realizes how upset they were, he apologizes and dashes back across their heads so he can wait at the back of the line.

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* [[VideoGame/WarioWare Wario Ware: ''[[VideoGame/WarioWare WarioWare: Smooth Moves]] Moves]]'' has Young Cricket cut in line at a dumpling stand by dashing across the heads of the generic silhouette patrons. Once he realizes how upset they were, he apologizes and dashes back across their heads so he can wait at the back of the line.
28th Jan '17 10:40:44 AM neoXsaga
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', non-important [=NPCs=] (those that have no speech bubbles above their heads) have blurry, smudged out faces that lack eyes or other facial features except for mouths. They also not solid and will disappear when the protagonist moves closer to them and reappear in some distances later.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', non-important [=NPCs=] (those that have no without speech bubbles above their heads) have blurry, smudged out faces that lack eyes or other facial features except for mouths. They also not solid and will disappear when the protagonist moves closer to them and reappear in some distances later.
28th Jan '17 10:36:22 AM neoXsaga
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', non-important [=NPCs=] have blurry, smudged out faces that lack eyes or other facial features.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', non-important [=NPCs=] (those that have no speech bubbles above their heads) have blurry, smudged out faces that lack eyes or other facial features.features except for mouths. They also not solid and will disappear when the protagonist moves closer to them and reappear in some distances later.
9th Dec '16 3:16:52 PM Darkfire545
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* In ''Anime/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts'', any unimportant character will just have their class's letter on their face. Some of these characters even have names, too...
1st Dec '16 8:58:18 PM rjd1922
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* Every non-notable character in ''Side: Despair of Anime/DanganRonpa3'' is translucent blue. This is actually played for comedy in episode 4, when the characters go from blue to having proper designs after eating Andou's candy.

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* Every non-notable character in ''Side: Despair Despair'' of Anime/DanganRonpa3'' ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' is translucent blue. This is actually played for comedy in episode 4, when the characters judges go from blue to having proper designs after eating Andou's candy.
11th Nov '16 7:58:24 AM ashlay
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', non-important [=NPCs=] have blurry, smudged out faces that lack eyes or other facial features.
* In ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE'', non-important [=NPCs=] are rendered as flat primary colored outlines in the shape of people, like in the ''Just Dance'' games.
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