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5th Aug '16 5:29:57 PM nighttrainfm
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-->'''Angel:''' I'm invisible!\\
'''Cordelia:''' No, you're not.\\
'''Angel:''' Oh.
16th Oct '15 6:46:09 PM FactoidCow
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* Andrew Clements' novel "Things Not Seen" opens with the main character looking in the mirror and realizing he can't see himself. Bonus points because he states the trope to his parents shortly afterward.

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* Andrew Clements' novel "Things ''Things Not Seen" Seen'' opens with the main character looking in the mirror and realizing he can't see himself. Bonus points because he states the trope to his parents shortly afterward.
26th Jun '15 4:51:15 PM AgProv
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[[folder:Radio]]
* The superhero serial in ''Radio/SonOfCliche'' was called ''The Adventures of Captain Invisible and his sidekick, the See-Thru Kid!'' The Captain and See-Thru would discover their superpower had drawbacks. At the barber's shop, perhaps, or when driving The Invisible Car down a typical freeway. Or indeed ''finding'' The Invisible Car after parking it...
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6th Nov '14 11:35:09 AM ConMan1226
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* Andrew Clements' novel "Things Not Seen" opens with the main character looking in the mirror and realizing he can't see himself. Bonus points because he states the trope to his parents shortly afterward.
2nd Jul '13 8:41:38 AM StFan
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This phrase, or something to the same effect, is uttered by someone who discovers, upon looking in a mirror, that he or she has just become [[{{invisibility}} invisible]]. Extra credit if the character's clothes, jewelry and accessories are still visible, or if the character was already nude. Bonus points if it's two invisible characters talking to each other, or if their invisibility causes them hardship: stubbed toe, hands where they shouldn't be, walking into a door, etc, etc.

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This phrase, or something to the same effect, is uttered by someone who discovers, upon looking in a mirror, that he or she has just become [[{{invisibility}} invisible]].{{invisib|ility}}le. Extra credit if the character's clothes, jewelry and accessories are still visible, or if the character was already nude. Bonus points if it's two invisible characters talking to each other, or if their invisibility causes them hardship: stubbed toe, hands where they shouldn't be, walking into a door, etc, etc.



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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the film ''Film/HollowMan'', the main character says, "You'd be amazed what you're capable of when you don't have to look at yourself in the mirror any more." as he starts to go insane from the procedure.
* In the film version of ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', Harry, upon first trying on his Invisibility Cloak, looks down at himself and exclaims, startled, "My body's gone!"
* Averted in ''Film/MysteryMen'' with Invisible Boy. He can become invisible only when ''nobody'' is looking, not even himself.
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* A variation occurred in one episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', "Spin the Bottle", where a spell caused Angel to forget he was a vampire. When he looked in the mirror, he ''thought'' he was invisible, but he actually wasn't.
** The same thing happened in an earlier episode, ''Carpe Nocturne'', where an old man [[GrandTheftMe stole Angel's body]]... and only later discovered he was a [[FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire vampire]].
* In the film ''HollowMan'', the main character says, "You'd be amazed what you're capable of when you don't have to look at yourself in the mirror any more." as he starts to go insane from the procedure.
* In the film version of ''[[HarryPotter/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Harry, upon first trying on his Invisibility Cloak, looks down at himself and exclaims, startled, "My body's gone!"
* Averted in ''MysteryMen'' with Invisible Boy. He can become invisible only when ''nobody'' is looking, not even himself.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}''
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A variation occurred occurs in one the episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', "Spin the Bottle", where a spell caused causes Angel to forget he was is a vampire. When he looked looks in the mirror, he ''thought'' ''thinks'' he was is invisible, but he actually wasn't.
isn't.
** The same thing happened happens in an earlier episode, ''Carpe Nocturne'', "Carpe Nocturne", where an old man [[GrandTheftMe stole steals Angel's body]]... and only later discovered discovers he was is a [[FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire vampire]].
* ''Series/{{Eureka}}''
**
In the film ''HollowMan'', the main character says, "You'd be amazed what you're capable of when you don't have an episode, Carter is exposed to look at yourself in the mirror any more." as he starts to go insane from the procedure.
* In the film version of ''[[HarryPotter/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Harry, upon first trying on his Invisibility Cloak, looks down at himself and exclaims, startled, "My body's gone!"
* Averted in ''MysteryMen'' with Invisible Boy. He can become
a chemical that is slowly turning him invisible only when ''nobody'' (including his clothes) and they have him wearing a special suit to let other people see him to deal with the issue.
** In another episode, a camo-paint
is looking, not even himself.applied to a cat's fur, causing the feline to become invisible.
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-->'''Player:''' How did I fall off the bridge?
-->'''DM:''' Because you were invisible and didn't know where are you ending.
* In an episode of ''{{Eureka}}'', Carter is exposed to a chemical that is slowly turning him invisible (including his clothes) and they have him wearing a special suit to let other people see him to deal with the issue.
** In another episode, a camo-paint is applied to a cat's fur, causing the feline to become invisible.

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-->'''Player:''' How did I fall off the bridge?
-->'''DM:'''
bridge?\\
'''DM:'''
Because you were invisible and didn't know where are you ending.
* In an episode of ''{{Eureka}}'', Carter is exposed to a chemical that is slowly turning him invisible (including his clothes) and they have him wearing a special suit to let other people see him to deal with the issue.
** In another episode, a camo-paint is applied to a cat's fur, causing the feline to become invisible.
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24th Jan '13 2:00:14 PM Korodzik
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Examples:
* ''The Ganymede Takeover'' by PhilipKDick: One of the Neeg-parts who's using an illusion machine to make himself invisible says he can't see himself even after the machine has been turned off, though everyone else can see him. In this case, it's a result of the psychological effects of the weapons, which send the users crazy.

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Examples:
!!Examples:
* ''The Ganymede Takeover'' by PhilipKDick: Creator/PhilipKDick: One of the Neeg-parts who's using an illusion machine to make himself invisible says he can't see himself even after the machine has been turned off, though everyone else can see him. In this case, it's a result of the psychological effects of the weapons, which send the users crazy.
21st Apr '12 4:16:51 PM nombretomado
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* A variation occurred in one episode of ''{{Angel}}'', ''Spin the Bottle'', where a spell caused Angel to forget he was a vampire. When he looked in the mirror, he ''thought'' he was invisible, but he actually wasn't.

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* A variation occurred in one episode of ''{{Angel}}'', ''Spin ''Series/{{Angel}}'', "Spin the Bottle'', Bottle", where a spell caused Angel to forget he was a vampire. When he looked in the mirror, he ''thought'' he was invisible, but he actually wasn't.
19th Apr '12 7:15:36 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''The Ganymede Takeover'' by [=~Philip K. Dick~=]: One of the Neeg-parts who's using an illusion machine to make himself invisible says he can't see himself even after the machine has been turned off, though everyone else can see him. In this case, it's a result of the psychological effects of the weapons, which send the users crazy.

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* ''The Ganymede Takeover'' by [=~Philip K. Dick~=]: PhilipKDick: One of the Neeg-parts who's using an illusion machine to make himself invisible says he can't see himself even after the machine has been turned off, though everyone else can see him. In this case, it's a result of the psychological effects of the weapons, which send the users crazy.
13th Feb '12 4:38:02 AM dryunya
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[[FridgeLogic If you start wondering]] how their [[YouFailBiologyForever retina is able to function]] when light goes straight through them, [[BellisariosMaxim you're thinking too hard]].

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[[FridgeLogic If you start wondering]] how their [[YouFailBiologyForever [[RequiredSecondaryPowers retina is able to function]] when light goes straight through them, [[BellisariosMaxim you're thinking too hard]].
8th Oct '11 9:11:19 PM movie007
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[[redirect:{{ptitle9yjrqw6ea4h4}}]]This phrase, or something to the same effect, is uttered by someone who discovers, upon looking in a mirror, that he or she has just become [[{{invisibility}} invisible]]. Extra credit if the character's clothes, jewelry and accessories are still visible, or if the character was already nude. Bonus points if it's two invisible characters talking to each other, or if their invisibility causes them hardship: stubbed toe, hands where they shouldn't be, walking into a door, etc, etc.

[[FridgeLogic If you start wondering]] how their [[YouFailBiologyForever retina is able to function]] when light goes straight through them, [[BellisariosMaxim you're thinking too hard]].

Compare YouCanSeeMe.
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Examples:
* ''The Ganymede Takeover'' by [=~Philip K. Dick~=]: One of the Neeg-parts who's using an illusion machine to make himself invisible says he can't see himself even after the machine has been turned off, though everyone else can see him. In this case, it's a result of the psychological effects of the weapons, which send the users crazy.
* A variation occurred in one episode of ''{{Angel}}'', ''Spin the Bottle'', where a spell caused Angel to forget he was a vampire. When he looked in the mirror, he ''thought'' he was invisible, but he actually wasn't.
** The same thing happened in an earlier episode, ''Carpe Nocturne'', where an old man [[GrandTheftMe stole Angel's body]]... and only later discovered he was a [[FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire vampire]].
* In the film ''HollowMan'', the main character says, "You'd be amazed what you're capable of when you don't have to look at yourself in the mirror any more." as he starts to go insane from the procedure.
* In the film version of ''[[HarryPotter/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Harry, upon first trying on his Invisibility Cloak, looks down at himself and exclaims, startled, "My body's gone!"
* Averted in ''MysteryMen'' with Invisible Boy. He can become invisible only when ''nobody'' is looking, not even himself.
* From an RPG session:
-->'''Player:''' How did I fall off the bridge?
-->'''DM:''' Because you were invisible and didn't know where are you ending.
* In an episode of ''{{Eureka}}'', Carter is exposed to a chemical that is slowly turning him invisible (including his clothes) and they have him wearing a special suit to let other people see him to deal with the issue.
** In another episode, a camo-paint is applied to a cat's fur, causing the feline to become invisible.
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