History Main / FailedASpotCheck

11th Sep '17 11:50:12 AM Antigone3
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* This ''[[NotAlwaysRight/SisterSites Not Always Friendly]]'' entry has the world's dumbest carjacker realize that a stopped car by the side of a road [[https://notalwaysfriendly.com/quick-carjack-turnaround/38738 probably wasn't a good target after all]].

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* This ''[[NotAlwaysRight/SisterSites Not Always Friendly]]'' entry has the world's dumbest carjacker realize that a stopped car by the side of a road [[https://notalwaysfriendly.com/quick-carjack-turnaround/38738 [[https://notalwaysright.com/quick-carjack-turnaround/30393/ probably wasn't a good target after all]].



* Happens to WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck a lot. The best example is from "Just Us Justice Ducks"; Darkwing, searching the crime scene for clues to the location of Negaduck's hideout, is totally oblivious to [[FunnyBackgroundEvent the building in the background currently raising the giant flag with Negaduck's face on it]], but easily spots a tiny bread crumb on the ground which he analyzes under a microscope and determines the hideout's location from that alone. Negaduck even planted the crumb there ''on purpose'' because he new damn well DW wouldn't see the flag.

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* Happens to WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck a lot. The best example is from "Just Us Justice Ducks"; Darkwing, searching the crime scene for clues to the location of Negaduck's hideout, is totally oblivious to [[FunnyBackgroundEvent the building in the background currently raising the giant flag with Negaduck's face on it]], but easily spots a tiny bread crumb on the ground which he analyzes under a microscope and determines the hideout's location from that alone. Negaduck even planted the crumb there ''on purpose'' because he new knew damn well DW wouldn't see the flag.
6th Sep '17 2:05:22 PM Dravencour
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* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' Calhoun's backstory is so tragic because [[spoiler:she forgot to do a perimeter check on her wedding day, allowing a Cy-Bug to eat her fiancé]].

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* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' Calhoun's backstory is so tragic because [[spoiler:she forgot to do a perimeter check on her wedding day, allowing a Cy-Bug to get in and eat her fiancé]].
4th Sep '17 12:37:01 PM Antigone3
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** Later in the war, at the Battle of Five Forks, three of the Confederate commanders were sharing a late lunch and had no idea their troops were being attacked. Though if modern theories about the shad bake being in an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acoustic_shadow acoustic shadow]] are correct, they didn't realize they would be taking penalties on that spot check.
21st Aug '17 12:38:27 PM Gosicrystal
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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'': It's fairly common for most students to not notice obvious hints or make obviously wrong conclusions, and the protagonist and other savvy characters have to point that out. Speaking of conclusions, the protagonists have to play mini-games in their minds to make the correct and logical ones.
** This can also be invoked by picking the wrong choices deliberately.

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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'': It's fairly common for most students to not notice obvious hints or make obviously wrong conclusions, and the protagonist and other savvy characters have to point that out. Speaking of conclusions, the protagonists have to play mini-games in their minds to make the correct and logical ones.
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ones. This can also be invoked by picking the wrong choices deliberately.



** [[JustifiedTrope Somewhat justified]] in that it happens in a [[MultipleEndings Bad]] [[TheBadGuyWins End]]. After discovering that [[spoiler:Lotus's]] death had happened recently, Junpei fails to realize that the floor they were on had only one elevator to serve as the only entrance/exit. And since he didn't bump into anyone on the way down, the killer was still on the floor. [[CaptainObvious Guess what]] [[TooDumbToLive happens to Junpei next...]]
** Subverted and played straight in the Submarine ending. Upon seeing [[spoiler:Santa, Ace, and Clover]] lying dead on the ground, Lotus immediately points out they should leave before the killer returns. However, they don't check to see if the victims' bracelets are still on (they fall off if the wearer dies), and don't realize [[spoiler:Ace was still alive]]. Later on, Junpei fails to notice that some of them disappeared from ''right next to him''. Given the shock that the characters go through at these discoveries though, it's justified that they aren't paying a ton of attention to relatively minor details.

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** [[JustifiedTrope Somewhat justified]] in that it happens in a [[MultipleEndings Bad]] [[TheBadGuyWins End]]. After discovering that [[spoiler:Lotus's]] death had happened recently, Junpei fails to realize that the floor they were on had only one elevator to serve as the only entrance/exit. And since he didn't bump into anyone on the way down, the killer was still on the floor. [[CaptainObvious Guess what]] [[TooDumbToLive happens to Junpei next...]]
** Subverted and played straight Happens more than once in the Submarine ending. Upon seeing [[spoiler:Santa, Ace, and Clover]] lying dead on the ground, Lotus immediately points out they should leave before the killer returns. However, they don't check to see if the victims' bracelets are still on (they fall off if the wearer dies), and don't realize [[spoiler:Ace was still alive]]. Later on, Junpei fails to notice that some of them disappeared from ''right next to him''. Given the shock that the characters go through at these discoveries though, it's justified that they aren't paying a ton of attention to relatively minor details.
28th Jul '17 5:25:46 PM MajinAkuma
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* ''Anime/DigimonTamers'': Nobody does notice Juri suddenly having pale skin, DullEyesOfUnhappiness and her borderline SlasherSmile. Which is even more egregious when Juri's shows up like that for the first time: she's very depressed about the death of her partner Digimon, but then she disappears for a moment and shows up again like descripted above. Nobody seems to mind the sudden shift of her behaviour, going from depressed to slightly happy. When people do notice how creepily and abnormal she acts, they simply shrug it off as if it's nothing. And when Takato finally realizes that's not the Juri he knows, but a copy of her, it's way too late.

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* ''Anime/DigimonTamers'': ''Anime/DigimonTamers'':
** The Tamers and their friends don't really mind the creepy boy who sometimes appears out of nowhere and watches the Tamers fighting the Devas. They just accept him as an odd kid. That is until he goes full creepy, makes some cryptic speech about the deity of the Digital World or spins his head. The obvious spy is the monkey Deva Makuramon.
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Nobody does notice Juri suddenly having pale skin, DullEyesOfUnhappiness and her borderline SlasherSmile. Which is even more egregious when Juri's shows up like that for the first time: she's very depressed about the death of her partner Digimon, but then she disappears for a moment and shows up again like descripted above. Nobody seems to mind the sudden shift of her behaviour, going from depressed to slightly happy. When people do notice how creepily and abnormal she acts, they simply shrug it off as if it's nothing. And when Takato finally realizes that's not the Juri he knows, but a copy of her, it's way too late.
22nd Jul '17 6:53:42 PM MajinAkuma
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', nobody seems to notice Bruno having permanent DullEyesOfUnhappiness, which is the one unusual part of his appearance. Obviously, it's a hint that he's [[spoiler:the Mysterious D-Wheeler who dueled Yusei just recently since that man also had such eyes (although, that can be excused, since nobody can apparently see through his OpaqueGlasses), but it's also more or less that he's an android; although other androids like Paradox, Aporia and his three components had normal eyes]].



* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', nobody seems to notice Bruno having permanent DullEyesOfUnhappiness, which is the one unusual part of his appearance. Obviously, it's a hint that he's [[spoiler:the Mysterious D-Wheeler who dueled Yusei just recently since that man also had such eyes (although, that can be excused, since nobody can apparently see through his OpaqueGlasses), but it's also more or less that he's an android; although other androids like Paradox, Aporia and his three components had normal eyes]].



** The same mistake happens to Boo, but unlike Freeza, Boo was busy fighting other fighters and enjoying toying with them. However, Boo ''was capable'' of sensing energy. The series justifies this as his pure forms seemed to have an AttentionDeficitOohShiny.

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** The same mistake happens to Boo, but unlike Freeza, Boo was busy fighting other fighters and enjoying toying with them. However, Boo ''was capable'' of sensing energy. The series justifies this as his pure forms form seemed to have an AttentionDeficitOohShiny.



* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'': After falling into Devimon's trap (a big mansion with lots of hospitality, and only Sora thought there's something fishy about that), the Chosen Children still fall the same trick twice later on:
** The Chosen Children are treated with hospitality by a village full of Pagumon, despite the fact that the group were informed that the village is supposed to be a Koromon Village and that Tentomon having heard that Pagumon are usually bad Digimon, the children don't realize that they are tricked until they find a Botamon at the village, the pre-evolved of Koromon and it would not be able to survive in a Pagumon Village. Only Sora and Agumon (who smelled the scent of Koromon) felt that things weren't right from the start.
** When the Chosen Children rearrive at the beach of File Island, they find a beach house that wasn't originally there (which isn't that weird considering that the Digital World was reconstructed into the Spiral Mountain and many places aren't the same as before, and it's been about 11 years in the Digital World since the children left it). All of them run into it without thinking, but rather than being treated with food, they get showered by sand instead. Thanks to Jou accidently stepping on Mimi's shoe, the two of them and their partners don't make it to the beach house at time and they are spared from the trap, allowing them to save their friends from being burned to death. And this time, nobody was suspicious about the beach house at all.
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'': The Australians civilians don't bother noticing a Dark Tower standing at the beach of Sydney nor do they care how it came out of nowhere. And they don't notice the Digimon at the beach either.
* ''Anime/DigimonTamers'': Nobody does notice Juri suddenly having pale skin, DullEyesOfUnhappiness and her borderline SlasherSmile. Which is even more egregious when Juri's shows up like that for the first time: she's very depressed about the death of her partner Digimon, but then she disappears for a moment and shows up again like descripted above. Nobody seems to mind the sudden shift of her behaviour, going from depressed to slightly happy. When people do notice how creepily and abnormal she acts, they simply shrug it off as if it's nothing. And when Takato finally realizes that's not the Juri he knows, but a copy of her, it's way too late.



** Then there's the Monty Python "Typical Day in the Life of a City Stockbroker" sketch where said stockbroker fails to notice his wife cheating on him with two men, several dead people, a naked woman, the Frankenstein monster, etc.
22nd Jul '17 4:26:22 PM WildeOscar
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** Then there's the Monty Python "Typical Day in the Life of a City Stockbroker" sketch where said stockbroker fails to notice his wife cheating on him with two men, several dead people, a naked woman, the Frankenstein monster, etc.
16th Jul '17 12:19:16 PM MajinAkuma
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* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
** In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', when Judai is trying to return to Duel Academy, he somehow fails to notice a sign pointing the way, and the fact the buildings are visible.
** In another episode of GX, Misawa is pondering his self-worth on a hill overlooking the oceam, when his idol, Dr. Albert Zweinstein, appears and starts to give him advice. Misawa pauses for a minute to take this in, and when he looks back, Zweinstein seems to be gone. Believing it was a divine vision, he runs off. In reality, Zweinstein had tumbled off the edge of the hill. [[BrickJoke (The exact same thing happens at the end of the episode.)]]
** In ''Anime/YuGiOh'' vanilla, when Kaiba and Mokuba are setting up to blow up Duel Tower / Alcatraz, with 25 minutes to go, Mokuba comments that he hopes "the rest of the gang" (his friends, their employees, and everyone else) already left. A video screen right in front of him shows the blimp they came on, and at the time, "the rest of the gang"'s only means of transportation, has not moved from its spot.
** ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL''; the first time Yuma confronts [[StalkerWithACrush Cathy]], she confides in him that she had a crush on a boy who never notices her; Yuma thinks he understands, and tells her she has to come out and tell him. Of course, its obvious to everyone but Yuma that ''he'' is the crush, but even as she tries to take this advice to heart, he never realizes it.

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* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
''Manga/YuGiOh'':
** In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', when During his duel with Dinosaur Ryuzaki, Jounouchi has forgotten that he has set his Time Magician[[note]]Toki no Majustushi[[/note]] ([[DubNameChange Time Wizard]]) since the first turn, a card that could easily turn the table to his favor at several points throughout the duel. But he doesn't notice his card until Ryuzaki points out that Jounouchi has a card on the field that can be wagered.
**When Kaiba and Mokuba are setting up to blow up Duel Tower/Alcatraz, with 25 minutes to go, Mokuba comments that he hopes "the rest of the gang" (his friends, their employees, and everyone else) already left. A video screen right in front of him shows the blimp they came on, and at the time, "the rest of the gang"'s only means of transportation, has not moved from its spot.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'':
** When
Judai is trying to return to Duel Academy, he somehow fails to notice a sign pointing the way, and the fact the buildings are visible.
** In another episode of GX, episode, Misawa is pondering his self-worth on a hill overlooking the oceam, when his idol, Dr. Albert Zweinstein, appears and starts to give him advice. Misawa pauses for a minute to take this in, and when he looks back, Zweinstein seems to be gone. Believing it was a divine vision, he runs off. In reality, Zweinstein had tumbled off the edge of the hill. [[BrickJoke (The exact same thing happens at the end of the episode.)]]
** In ''Anime/YuGiOh'' vanilla, when Kaiba and Mokuba are setting up to blow up Duel Tower / Alcatraz, with 25 minutes to go, Mokuba comments that he hopes "the rest of the gang" (his friends, their employees, and everyone else) already left. A video screen right in front of him shows the blimp they came on, and at the time, "the rest of the gang"'s only means of transportation, has not moved from its spot.
** ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL''; the
* ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'': The first time Yuma confronts [[StalkerWithACrush Cathy]], she confides in him that she had a crush on a boy who never notices her; Yuma thinks he understands, and tells her she has to come out and tell him. Of course, its obvious to everyone but Yuma that ''he'' is the crush, but even as she tries to take this advice to heart, he never realizes it. it.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', nobody seems to notice Bruno having permanent DullEyesOfUnhappiness, which is the one unusual part of his appearance. Obviously, it's a hint that he's [[spoiler:the Mysterious D-Wheeler who dueled Yusei just recently since that man also had such eyes (although, that can be excused, since nobody can apparently see through his OpaqueGlasses), but it's also more or less that he's an android; although other androids like Paradox, Aporia and his three components had normal eyes]].
* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'':
** At the end of Yugo's duel with Duel Chaser 227, the latter has completely forgotten about Yugo's face-down card since the first turn. Roget picks up on that and orders [=DC227=] to stop the attack, but he officer doesn't notice that either and he loses the duel and his career on top of that.
** During their second duel, Crow doesn't notice Yuya screaming in pain and his sudden shift in behaviour and he believes that the latter tricked him. After a while, he does wonder what is going on with Yuya, but he doesn't realize that it is indeed the truth until [[spoiler:Sora]] points it out and when Crow sees Yuya's terrifying DeathGlare. The dark and sinister BattleAura surrounding Yuya and his D-Wheel might be excused, since [[InvisibleToMinors nobody seems to be able to see that]], apparently.



** In the ''Dead Zone'' movie, Goku and Piccolo are fighting each other after they apparently defeated Garlic Jr. and they don't notice the debris around starting to fly up to the sky and their surroundings are cracking. And they still haven't picked up that Garlic Jr. is immortal.



* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'': It's fairly common for most students to not notice obvious hints or make obviously wrong conclusions, and the protagonist and other savvy characters have to point that out. Speaking of conclusions, the protagonists have to play mini-games in their minds to make the correct and logical ones.
** This can also be invoked by picking the wrong choices deliberately.



** [[JustifiedTrope Somewhat justified]] in that it happens in a [[MultipleEndings Bad]] [[TheBadGuyWins End]]. After discovering that [[spoiler:Lotus']] death had happened recently, Junpei fails to realize that the floor they were on had only one elevator to serve as the only entrance/exit. And since he didn't bump into anyone on the way down, the killer was still on the floor. [[CaptainObvious Guess what]] [[TooDumbToLive happens to Junpei next...]]

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** [[JustifiedTrope Somewhat justified]] in that it happens in a [[MultipleEndings Bad]] [[TheBadGuyWins End]]. After discovering that [[spoiler:Lotus']] [[spoiler:Lotus's]] death had happened recently, Junpei fails to realize that the floor they were on had only one elevator to serve as the only entrance/exit. And since he didn't bump into anyone on the way down, the killer was still on the floor. [[CaptainObvious Guess what]] [[TooDumbToLive happens to Junpei next...]]
13th Jul '17 1:24:43 PM superkeijikun
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->[[spoiler:'''Aunt May''': WHAT THE FU-(''[[CurseCutShort cut to credits]]'')]]

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->[[spoiler:'''Aunt --->[[spoiler:'''Aunt May''': WHAT THE FU-(''[[CurseCutShort cut to credits]]'')]]
13th Jul '17 1:24:25 PM superkeijikun
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* ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'': Spider-Man sneaks into his bedroom by the window, clinging to the ceiling, taking off his mask and closing the door before going down... and only then does he notices Ned Leeds sitting on the bed. Sure it's a bunk bed, the top of which having blocked Peter's line of sight from the window, but still, so much for super-senses.

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* ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'': ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming''
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Spider-Man sneaks into his bedroom by the window, clinging to the ceiling, taking off his mask and closing the door before going down... and only then does he notices Ned Leeds sitting on the bed. Sure it's a bunk bed, the top of which having blocked Peter's line of sight from the window, but still, so much for super-senses.super-senses.
** At the end of the film, [[spoiler:Spider-Man puts on his Spidey suit again in his room, failing to notice Aunt May standing behind him...]]
->[[spoiler:'''Aunt May''': WHAT THE FU-(''[[CurseCutShort cut to credits]]'')]]
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