History Main / GlamourFailure

18th May '18 8:58:37 PM poi99
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Hone-onna (literally "[[DemBones Bone Woman]]") creates a look of a beautiful woman, based on how she looked when she was alive, to [[TheVamp get close to her chosen lover]] and [[LifeDrain drain him of life]] so they can be together forever. The problem is it only works on him and everyone else sees a man [[{{Squick}} flirting and caressing a rotting corpse]].

to:

* The Also from Japanese myth, the Hone-onna (literally "[[DemBones Bone Woman]]") creates a look of a beautiful woman, based on how she looked when she was alive, to [[TheVamp get close to her chosen lover]] and [[LifeDrain drain him of life]] so they can be together forever. The problem is it only works on him and everyone else sees a man [[{{Squick}} flirting and caressing a rotting corpse]].
18th May '18 7:50:35 AM poi99
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The G-Man from ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' is able to disguise himself as a human from a visual standpoint, but his speech -- which is peppered with odd inflection, words pronounced too quickly or slowly, breathlessly starting a new sentence in the same moment the current sentence finishes, etc. -- is quite uncanny, to say the least.

to:

* The G-Man from ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' is able to disguise himself as a human from a visual standpoint, but his speech -- which is peppered with odd inflection, AccentUponTheWrongSyllable, words pronounced too quickly or slowly, breathlessly starting a new sentence in the same moment the current sentence finishes, no pausing between sentences, etc. -- is quite uncanny, to say the least.
17th May '18 11:50:44 PM poi99
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The G-Man from ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' is able to disguise himself as a human from a visual standpoint, but he put significantly less effort into his speaking skills, as if a perfect disguise was too much effort and he didn't feel it was worth it as long as you can still understand him.

to:

* The G-Man from ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' is able to disguise himself as a human from a visual standpoint, but he put significantly less effort into his speaking skills, as if a perfect disguise was speech -- which is peppered with odd inflection, words pronounced too much effort and he didn't feel it was worth it as long as you can still understand him.quickly or slowly, breathlessly starting a new sentence in the same moment the current sentence finishes, etc. -- is quite uncanny, to say the least.
17th May '18 11:31:48 PM poi99
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** You can still suffer from Glamour Failure accidentally, either as a vampire or a werewolf, by using your transformation when you meant to do something else. For instance, you're walking through a town, overencumbered, and try to use Whirlwind Sprint to speed yourself up, but realize too late that you forgot to change your active power. Cue the whole town beating you up.
13th May '18 8:56:07 PM Omeganian
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Webcomic/LeagueOfSuperRedundantHeroes'', an alien infiltrator attempts to blend in with a PerceptionFilter making it appear like an elementary school girl... but [[http://superredundant.com/?comic=756-secret-invasion still leaves the tracks of a creature the size and weight of a bipedal rhino]].
11th Mar '18 3:58:10 PM Malady
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Loki has less luck, however, with his KaleidoscopeEyes.
12th Feb '18 4:11:28 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A variation of this occurs early on in ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'' manga and TV anime. A female ghost, given a beautiful human form by the BigBad, seduces young men who come to visit her, devouring their souls. When [[{{Onmyodo}} Yasuaki]] is sent to investigate the case, she tries this tactic on him, only to be informed that [[ArtificialHuman he has no emotions]] that would allow him to appreciate her beauty, and therefore sees her just as what she really is (a skeleton). She does not take it well...

to:

* A variation of this occurs early on in ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'' manga and TV anime. A female ghost, given a beautiful human form by the BigBad, seduces young men who come to visit her, devouring their souls. When [[{{Onmyodo}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Onmyodo}} Yasuaki]] is sent to investigate the case, she tries this tactic on him, only to be informed that [[ArtificialHuman he has no emotions]] that would allow him to appreciate her beauty, and therefore sees her just as what she really is (a skeleton). She does not take it well...
30th Jan '18 11:45:19 AM MikeW
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In the third season of ''Series/TheMagicians'', all magic is lost to the world. A major result is that people who have relied on illusion spells suddenly find their true forms revealed, everything from a gorgeous model exposed as plain and overweight to a "hunk" revealed in his centuries-old form.
** It goes for buildings too as when Alice comes to her parents' manor, a usually refined and gorgeous place, only to discover it's the messy clutter it's truly been.
6th Jan '18 8:17:54 PM Mullane
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Film/TheHauntedMansion'' had [[spoiler:Emma being a ghost when she started floating and becoming [[MonochromeApparition blue]] and the rest of the "humans" are still [[spoiler:ghosts]].

to:

* ''Film/TheHauntedMansion'' had [[spoiler:Emma being a ghost when she started floating and becoming [[MonochromeApparition blue]] and the rest of the "humans" are still [[spoiler:ghosts]].ghosts]].
15th Dec '17 10:05:20 AM ChronoLegion
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/{{Highlander}}'': The buzz that one immortal felt from the presence of another nearby.

to:

* ''Series/{{Highlander}}'': The buzz that one immortal felt from the presence of another nearby. PlayedForLaughs in the pilot, when Duncan gets a buzz, while Tess is riding him. He mentions feeling something, and she replies that he better be feeling something after all that effort on her part.
This list shows the last 10 events of 292. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.GlamourFailure