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9th May '18 10:05:54 AM Tacitus
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* ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/525/ recommends]] trying to pull this all the time, even if you don't know you're being watched. [[AltText It's just like Pascal's Wager for the paranoid prankster.]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/525/ recommends]] trying to pull this all At one point in the time, even if original ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]'', you don't know you're can switch on a security feed to watch [[TheHeavy Paxton Fettel]] walk down a hallway... and then [[StringyHairedGhostGirl Alma]] slooowly rises into view, staring directly at you through the screen before it cuts off.
* ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'': If you find one of the mascots on the security cameras, chances are it will be [[NightmareFace leering]] directly into the camera.
* At one point in ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', Raiden is observing Mistral from very far away using his powerful cyborg zoom vision. After he's been watching her for a while, she suddenly looks directly at him and blows him a kiss, resulting in him
being watched. [[AltText It's just like Pascal's Wager for massively freaked out.
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'': In "Knights of
the paranoid prankster.]]Fallen Empire" after the Outlander has been broken out of carbonite freeze, Vaylin comes in investigate, and as the Outlander and Lana watch on a hacked monitor, she looks right up at the camera.



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* ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/525/ recommends]] trying to pull this all the time, even if you don't know you're being watched. [[AltText It's just like Pascal's Wager for the paranoid prankster.]]
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* ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'': If you find one of the mascots on the security cameras, chances are it will be [[NightmareFace leering]] directly into the camera.
* At one point in ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', Raiden is observing Mistral from very far away using his powerful cyborg zoom vision. After he's been watching her for a while, she suddenly looks directly at him and blows him a kiss, resulting in him being massively freaked out.
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'': In "Knights of the Fallen Empire" after the Outlander has been broken out of carbonite freeze, Vaylin comes in investigate, and as the Outlander and Lana watch on a hacked monitor, she looks right up at the camera.
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* ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'': If you find one of the mascots on the security cameras, chances are it will be [[NightmareFace leering]] directly into the camera.
* At one point in ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', Raiden is observing Mistral from very far away using his powerful cyborg zoom vision. After he's been watching her for a while, she suddenly looks directly at him and blows him a kiss, resulting in him being massively freaked out.
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'': In "Knights of the Fallen Empire" after the Outlander has been broken out of carbonite freeze, Vaylin comes in investigate, and as the Outlander and Lana watch on a hacked monitor, she looks right up at the camera.
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25th Apr '18 8:15:09 AM CASCHero
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* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'', Jack sends Will over to a wrecked ship which he thinks is the Flying Dutchman. The real one shows up along with it's captain, Davy Jones, and confronts Will who claims Jack sent him. As this is going on, Jack is viewing this from a distance through a telescope, hoping to have stay hidden by blowing out all the candles on his ship. It's then Davy Jones turns direction toward his direction and glares at him, right before he teleports right in front of him.
26th Feb '18 6:47:07 AM Ninamarie124
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9th Feb '18 3:29:06 AM JackG
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** One of the villains does this at the end of "Risk". Our heroes have just thwarted a massive financial scam, and Detective Carter is told that the corrupt SEC investigator involved has committed suicide. Puzzled because she saw him being arrested, Carter checks CCTV footage of the arrest. It shows a police officer putting the SEC man into his squad car, turning to look directly at the camera, then leaving a mobile phone in a garbage can for her to find. When they dial the only number in the phone's memory, they're connected with DiabolicalMastermind Elias.

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** One of the villains does this at the end of "Risk". Our heroes have just thwarted a massive financial scam, and Detective Carter is told that the corrupt SEC investigator involved has committed suicide. Puzzled because she saw him being arrested, Carter checks CCTV footage of the arrest. It shows a police officer putting the SEC man into his squad car, turning to look directly at the camera, then leaving a mobile phone in a garbage can for her to find. When they dial the only number in the phone's memory, they're connected with DiabolicalMastermind Elias.Elias, who it's now revealed is [[TheManBehindTheMan behind the entire scam]].
28th Nov '17 12:01:49 PM lillolillo
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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}: In one issue shortly after Kara Zor-El was reintroduced in the post-''Crisis'' Franchise/DCUniverse and received her Supergirl identity, the Calculator is monitoring her under Lex Luthor's orders. At one point, she glares straight in the direction of the camera the Calculator is using to watch her, which is enough for him to freak out in a SpitTake.

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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}: ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'': In one issue shortly after Kara Zor-El was reintroduced in the post-''Crisis'' Franchise/DCUniverse and received her Supergirl identity, ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Girl Power]]'', the Calculator is monitoring her Kara Zor-El under Lex Luthor's ComicBook/LexLuthor's orders. At one point, she glares straight in the direction of the camera the Calculator is using to watch her, which is enough for him to freak out in a SpitTake.
19th Aug '17 1:53:12 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* Another subversion appears on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', when Gibbs has Abby's latest stalker in the interrogation room. The obsessed young man starts talking to the one-way glass, pleading for Abby to admit she loves him and can't take her eyes off him. Gibbs gets up to leave, and flips on the lights in the next room as he goes. This negates the glass's one-way properties, revealing that the room behind it is completely vacant.

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* Another ''Series/{{NCIS}}'':
** A
subversion appears on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', when Gibbs has Abby's latest stalker in the interrogation room. The obsessed young man starts talking to the one-way glass, pleading for Abby to admit she loves him and can't take her eyes off him. Gibbs gets up to leave, and flips on the lights in the next room as he goes. This negates the glass's one-way properties, revealing that the room behind it is completely vacant.vacant.
** In ''Swan Song'', Mike Franks steps outside for a minute, and when it starts raining, reveals he knows full well he's not alone out there... and that he knows exactly who's watching him: Jonas Cobb, the Port-to-Port Killer. Mike subsequently becomes Cobb's next-to-last victim, but not without wounding him first.
21st May '17 5:01:54 AM JackG
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* ''Mr Gaunt'' by John Langan. The title character (who possesses supernatural powers) is seen in the background of a documentary, and stops to deliberately wink at the camera, which his brother will be watching months later and thousands of miles away.

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* ''Mr Gaunt'' by John Langan. The title character (who possesses supernatural powers) is seen in the background of a documentary, and stops to deliberately wink at the camera, which his brother will be watching (by pure coincidence) months later and thousands of miles away.away. His brother is an adversarial rival, so freaks out accordingly.
21st May '17 4:51:59 AM JackG
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* ''Mr Gaunt'' by John Langan. The title character (who possesses supernatural powers) is seen in the background of a documentary, and stops to deliberately wink at the camera, which his brother will be watching months later and thousands of miles away.
19th May '17 8:19:04 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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Compare to PokeInTheThirdEye, which involves the more metaphysical forms of surveillance. If the character knows he's being watched by the ''audience'', then this falls underneath BreakingTheFourthWall.

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Compare to PokeInTheThirdEye, which involves the more metaphysical forms of surveillance. Contrast BluffTheEavesdropper. If the character knows he's being watched by the ''audience'', then this falls underneath BreakingTheFourthWall.
16th Apr '17 1:49:49 PM MovieFan2000
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