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9th Dec '17 12:48:32 PM DynastiNoble
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* [[MissingReflection No reflection]] (usually reserved for vampires and TheSoulless). GenreSavvy characters noticing a lack of mirrors ([[HouseOfBrokenMirrors or several broken ones]]) will have this same effect. Depending on the setting, this may include not appearing on film and/or digital cameras, or being inaudible on telephone or recording.

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* [[MissingReflection No reflection]] (usually reserved for vampires vampires, ghosts and TheSoulless). GenreSavvy characters noticing a lack of mirrors ([[HouseOfBrokenMirrors or several broken ones]]) will have this same effect. Depending on the setting, this may include not appearing on film and/or digital cameras, or being inaudible on telephone or recording.




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* InvisibleToNormals (for ghosts or imaginary friends)
18th Oct '17 5:30:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'':

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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'':''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'':
18th Oct '17 5:30:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'': Nemesis has a spell to disguise himself as a human when he needs to be incognito. During a trip to the past, the historical Torquemada (who is receiving messages from his future incarnation) can briefly catch a glimpse of Nemesis's true demonic form.

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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'':
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''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'': Nemesis has a spell to disguise himself as a human when he needs to be incognito. During a trip to the past, the historical Torquemada (who is receiving messages from his future incarnation) can briefly catch a glimpse of Nemesis's true demonic form.form.
** ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': The Sisters of Death, the two witches responsible for the creation of the Dark Judges, originally appeared like two young women, but they only used this to hide their ghostly carcass forms. Sister Psiren can actually see them for what they are due to her psychic abilities.
17th Oct '17 3:05:30 AM MGD107
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* In ''{{Series/Ghosted}}'' Max Jennifer and Leroy Wright spend on episode on the trail of a Sumerian succubus who steals men's hearts (literally). She has the power to take the appearance of different women. But each form still carries the Sumerian characters for “smoke” and “heart” tattooed on her body.

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* In ''{{Series/Ghosted}}'' Max Jennifer and Leroy Wright spend on an episode on the trail of a Sumerian succubus who steals men's hearts (literally). She has the power to take the appearance of different women. But each form still carries the Sumerian characters for “smoke” and “heart” tattooed on her body.
17th Oct '17 3:04:33 AM MGD107
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* In ''{{Series/Ghosted}}'' Max Jennifer and Leroy Wright spend on episode on the trail of a Sumerian succubus who steals men's hearts (literally). She has the power to take the appearance of different women. But each form still carries the Sumerian characters for “smoke” and “heart” tattooed on her body.
8th Oct '17 12:32:55 PM LavonPapillon1
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'', when Coraline begins to rebel, the Other Mother shifts to a tall, skeletal, more exaggerated form. She remains in this form for the rest of the film before the climax (where she takes on her [[OneWingedAngel Final Form]]). What makes this especially creepy is that despite her inhuman appearance, she [[FauxAffablyEvil continues to act like a doting, caring mother]].
7th Oct '17 11:25:01 AM jamespolk
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There are many things that go bump in the night, secure in the knowledge that their unholy powers can trick the human eye into blindness, allowing them to [[{{Masquerade}} live among and prey on humanity]] with impunity. But their supernatural (and at times [[AlwaysChaoticEvil inherently evil]]) nature means that no matter how complete the deception, they can never truly hide what they are. They may fool the mundane senses, but not the spiritual ones; inanimate objects, [[EvilDetectingDog animals]], [[OracularUrchin children]], TheEmpath or [[TouchedByVorlons spiritually touched]] people can sense and [[YouCanSeeMe see through]] the deception and cause a {{Glamour}} Failure. The HunterOfMonsters and mundane heroes wise to these evil tells will be sure to use them to ferret out the villain from among normal people. Writers love to work these tells into TheReveal when the creature's victim finally puts two and two together. More tragically, a hero under the effects of TheVirus will usually have the [[HeroicBSOD full emotional impact]] of it sink in when she [[TomatoInTheMirror can't see her reflection.]]

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There are many things that go bump in the night, secure in the knowledge that their unholy powers can trick the human eye into blindness, allowing them to [[{{Masquerade}} live among and prey on humanity]] with impunity. But their supernatural (and at times [[AlwaysChaoticEvil inherently evil]]) nature means that no matter how complete the deception, they can never truly hide what they are. They may fool the mundane senses, but not the spiritual ones; inanimate objects, [[EvilDetectingDog animals]], [[OracularUrchin children]], TheEmpath or [[TouchedByVorlons spiritually touched]] people can sense and [[YouCanSeeMe see through]] the deception and cause a {{Glamour}} Failure. The HunterOfMonsters and mundane heroes wise to these evil tells will be sure to use them to ferret out the villain from among normal people. Writers love to work these tells into TheReveal when the creature's victim finally puts two and two together. More tragically, a hero under the effects of TheVirus will usually have the [[HeroicBSOD full emotional impact]] of it sink in when she they [[TomatoInTheMirror can't see her their reflection.]]
4th Oct '17 12:28:29 PM WhosAsking
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* The wolves in ''Anime/WolfsRain'' use some kind of glamour to appear human, but humans can occasionally see through it. There's also the matter of the wolf tracks they leave behind. There are also a couple of instances where the wolves look human but cast wolf shadows, though this only happens when humans aren't looking.

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* The wolves in ''Anime/WolfsRain'' use some kind of glamour to appear human, but humans can occasionally see through it.it, depending on their mental condition (for example, Quent sees through the glamour when he's drunk, and Cher saw through it late in the series while in a highly-stressed state). There's also the matter of the wolf tracks they leave behind. There are also a couple of instances where the wolves look human but cast wolf shadows, though this only happens when humans aren't looking.
28th Sep '17 8:03:42 PM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/{{It}}'', the titular creature takes many overtly supernatural forms but its "Pennywise" persona, which is meant to pass as a normal man in a clown suit, has subtle flaws which reveal its true nature. Many characters note that Pennywise casts no shadow, does things gravity shouldn't allow, and frequently changes eye color. People who see Pennywise at the same time also sometimes note that he did not appear exactly the same way to each of them, which further breaks the disguise.

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* In ''Literature/{{It}}'', the ''Literature/{{It}}'':
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titular creature takes many overtly supernatural forms but its "Pennywise" persona, which is meant to pass as a normal man in a clown suit, has subtle flaws which reveal its true nature. Many characters note that Pennywise casts no shadow, CastsNoShadow, does things gravity shouldn't allow, and frequently changes eye color. People who see Pennywise at the same time also sometimes note that [[AppearanceIsInTheEyeOftheBeholder he did not appear exactly the same way to each of them, them]], which further breaks the disguise. disguise.
** Taken further when It, a creature who embodies and preys on fear, appears to Patrick Hockstetter, whose distinct insanity means that he isn't afraid of anything whatsoever. He sees It as an indistinct, semi-liquid figure, as though It honestly doesn't know how to exist around him.
19th Sep '17 9:22:09 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Claudine Renko (a.k.a. Ms. Sinister) has some shape-shifting abilities (as does Nathaniel Essex himself). After capturing ComicBook/{{X 23}} and Gambit in the "Songs of the Orphan Child" arc of Laura's solo series, she tries to put the moves on Gambit by taking Laura's form. She completely fails to match Laura's mannerisms and speaking patterns. [[GenreSavvy Gambit isn't fooled for a second]].

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* Claudine Renko (a.k.a. Ms. Sinister) has some shape-shifting abilities (as does Nathaniel Essex himself). After capturing ComicBook/{{X 23}} and Gambit in the "Songs of the Orphan Child" arc of Laura's solo series, she tries to put the moves on Gambit by taking Laura's form. She completely fails to match Laura's mannerisms and speaking patterns. [[GenreSavvy Gambit isn't fooled for a second]].second.



** A GenreSavvy vampire actually makes sure to keep all mirrors out of their surroundings to avoid this. Unfortunately for him, this, along with the heavy curtains and slightly suspicious behavior, causes the even more GenreSavvy Cordelia to figure out exactly what he is.

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** A GenreSavvy vampire actually makes sure to keep all mirrors out of their surroundings to avoid this. Unfortunately for him, this, along with the heavy curtains and slightly suspicious behavior, causes the even more GenreSavvy Cordelia to figure out exactly what he is.
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