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29th Apr '17 12:46:46 AM name_already_chosen
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* [[PointyEars Pointed Ears]]. A staple of vampires, fairies and elves. For vampires, it's presumably to mimic a bat's large ears.

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* [[PointyEars Pointed Ears]]. A staple of vampires, fairies and elves. For vampires, it's presumably to mimic a bat's large ears.ears; for elves and fairies, pointed ears are often stated to resemble the ears of deer (a popular shapeshift for Celtic fairies) or curled leaves.
17th Apr '17 2:07:29 PM Monolaf317
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Some supernaturals will drop their glamour on purpose and reveal their GameFace or HissBeforeFleeing. Others will be faced with an ImposterExposingTest. A MonstersAnonymous group may know good ways to avoid these to blend in with humanity. When this happens on a large scale it's a BrokenMasquerade. See also VirusVictimSymptoms, and TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf. Contrast HologramProjectionImperfection, for when technology is involved.

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Some supernaturals will drop their glamour on purpose and reveal their GameFace or HissBeforeFleeing. Others will be faced with an ImposterExposingTest.ImpostorExposingTest. A MonstersAnonymous group may know good ways to avoid these to blend in with humanity. When this happens on a large scale it's a BrokenMasquerade. See also VirusVictimSymptoms, and TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf. Contrast HologramProjectionImperfection, for when technology is involved.
13th Apr '17 10:06:49 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' a Glamour is one of many tricks that can be used by magicians. Get snared by a Glamour and you'll be sitting slack-jawed staring at something you believe to be a delicious feast as the magician closes in you and takes you as a helpless captive. And if you so much as touch any of the supposed feast, then you're done. However, a spirit of decent quality can resist the effects of a Glamour and can direct the magician controlling them on how to shake off its effects as well.
5th Apr '17 1:12:36 PM darkemyst
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* At least one of the changelings in ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' gets [[http://www.charbythevampirate.com/comic/1078 the eyes]] wrong when [[KillAndReplace taking on someone's form]] and all changelings retain their hair spikes.
10th Mar '17 1:02:54 PM ANTMuddle
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Some supernaturals will drop their glamour on purpose and reveal their GameFace or HissBeforeFleeing. A MonstersAnonymous group may know good ways to avoid these to blend in with humanity. When this happens on a large scale it's a BrokenMasquerade. See also VirusVictimSymptoms, and TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf. Contrast HologramProjectionImperfection, for when technology is involved.

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Some supernaturals will drop their glamour on purpose and reveal their GameFace or HissBeforeFleeing. Others will be faced with an ImposterExposingTest. A MonstersAnonymous group may know good ways to avoid these to blend in with humanity. When this happens on a large scale it's a BrokenMasquerade. See also VirusVictimSymptoms, and TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf. Contrast HologramProjectionImperfection, for when technology is involved.
16th Feb '17 3:41:22 AM Morgenthaler
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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. TheHunter 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. TheHunter 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.]]
9th Feb '17 6:39:47 PM rjd1922
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* In the KingdomHearts series, the screen tends to fill with TV static when [[spoiler: artificially-made memories start to fail]].

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* In the KingdomHearts ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' series, the screen tends to fill with TV static when [[spoiler: artificially-made memories start to fail]].



** In ''VideoGame/PaperMario'', the Koopa Bros. attempts to block off the Toad Town gate via apparently magical Toad disguise fails because their hats are black and they pretty much try to be conspicuous.

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** In ''VideoGame/PaperMario'', ''VideoGame/PaperMario64'', the Koopa Bros. attempts to block off the Toad Town gate via apparently magical Toad disguise fails because their hats are black and they pretty much try to be conspicuous.



* Spies in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' have both an invisibility watch and a disguise kit. The invisibility will flicker if the spy is shot or if someone runs into them, and the disguise will fail if they use their gun or knife. If an enemy pyro lights a spy on fire, the disguise and cloak are maintained, but they are completely worthless as friendly players cannot be lit on fire, and the player is clearly a spy once they're on fire.
** Plus, ya know, the whole "burning to death" thing.

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* Spies in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' have both an invisibility watch and a disguise kit. The invisibility will flicker if the spy is shot or if someone runs into them, and the disguise will fail if they use their gun or knife. If an enemy pyro lights a spy on fire, the disguise and cloak are maintained, but they are completely worthless as friendly players cannot be lit on fire, and the player is clearly a spy once they're on fire.
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fire. Plus, ya know, the whole "burning to death" thing.



* In VideoGame/BlazBlue, when [[spoiler: Captain Hazama ]]makes his appearance at the end of the game, he becomes so animated and overjoyed about his victory, that he reveals himself to be [[spoiler: Yuuki Terumi, an immortal, nigh-unkillable psychopath]]. Perhaps the only example of a Villain's glamour failing due to sheer enthusiasm.

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* In VideoGame/BlazBlue, ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', when [[spoiler: Captain Hazama ]]makes his appearance at the end of the game, he becomes so animated and overjoyed about his victory, that he reveals himself to be [[spoiler: Yuuki Terumi, an immortal, nigh-unkillable psychopath]]. Perhaps the only example of a Villain's glamour failing due to sheer enthusiasm.



* In TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon of ''MetroidPrime 3'', Samus' ship refuses to let her back in because the ToxicPhlebotinum has overwritten her DNA to the point that she isn't even classifiable as a HalfHumanHybrid anymore.

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* In TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon of ''MetroidPrime 3'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', Samus' ship refuses to let her back in because the ToxicPhlebotinum has overwritten her DNA to the point that she isn't even classifiable as a HalfHumanHybrid anymore.



* In VideoGame/HeroinesQuest, you can find out that [[spoiler:the villager Regin]] is a svartalf, because his eyes are inhuman.

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* In VideoGame/HeroinesQuest, ''VideoGame/HeroinesQuest'', you can find out that [[spoiler:the villager Regin]] is a svartalf, because his eyes are inhuman.
7th Feb '17 8:43:02 AM KeithM
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* Both Green and White Martians on ''Series/Supergirl2015'' begin to revert back to their true bodies in close proximity to open flames, or at least the body parts closest to the flame.
17th Jan '17 1:28:01 PM MikeW
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* The supernatural beasties called Wesen in ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' reveal their GameFace when excited or caught off-guard. Even then, ordinary people still perceive the human disguise; only the eponymous line of monster hunters can detect the Glamour Failure. That said, there are times when the Wesen can show their GameFace to normal people if they really try and push it. The major downfall is most tend to GoMadFromTheRevelation as their human mind cannot comprehend what they are seeing.
** Usually, when a Wesen meets with Nick, they think him just another human who doesn't know the truth about them. When they "vogue," however, they seem to realize instantly Nick is a Grimm and often react in terror (as Grimms are considered boogeymen to them). The third season finale has Nick finally learning that to a Wesen, a Grimm's eyes turn black when the vogue, revealing what they are.

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* The supernatural beasties called Wesen in ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' reveal their GameFace when excited or caught off-guard.off-guard (called "woging" on the show). Even then, ordinary people still perceive the human disguise; only the eponymous line of monster hunters can detect the Glamour Failure. That said, there are times when the Wesen can show their GameFace to normal people if they really try and push it. The major downfall is most tend to GoMadFromTheRevelation as their human mind cannot comprehend what they are seeing.
** Usually, when a Wesen meets with Nick, they think him just another human who doesn't know the truth about them. When they "vogue," "wog," however, they seem to realize instantly Nick is a Grimm and often react in terror (as Grimms are considered boogeymen to them). The third season finale has Nick finally learning that to a Wesen, a Grimm's eyes turn black when the vogue, they wog, revealing what they are.
17th Jan '17 1:24:01 PM MikeW
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** Usually, when a Wesen meets with Nick, they think him just another human who doesn't know the truth about them. When they "vogue," however, they seem to realize instantly Nick is a Grimm and often react in terror (as Grimms are considered boogeymen to them). The third season finale has Nick finally learning that to a Wesen, a Grimm's eyes turn black when the vogue, revealing what they are.
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