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27th Oct '17 6:30:11 PM WillKeaton
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* The aptly named Invisible Octopus has probably the closest thing to this that exists in the natural world [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2oc6HQ3rHQ see here]] at about 1:35.

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* The aptly named Invisible Octopus has probably the closest thing to this that exists in the natural world [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2oc6HQ3rHQ see here]] at about 1:35.com/watch?v=D2oc6HQ3rHQ&t=1m35s as seen here.]]
27th Oct '17 6:28:58 PM WillKeaton
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* Real Life stealth systems have generally subverted this trope opting instead for practical invisibility. Stealth equipment is in no way invisible. Instead, it's constructed with abnormal angles to deflect incoming radar oddly and painted with radar-absorbing paint. The end result is that anyone can see it, but it presents a much smaller target to enemy radar. So enemy radar would interpret a bomber as a flock of birds, or a cruiser as a ... something not a cruiser. The US military is working on an AR system for ground forces to enable them to see the enemy through walls (by feeding data from cameras set at alternate vantage points) thus allowing them to use cover more effectively.

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* Real Life stealth systems have generally subverted this trope trope, opting instead for practical invisibility. Stealth equipment is in no way invisible. Instead, it's constructed with abnormal angles to deflect incoming radar oddly and painted with radar-absorbing paint. The end result is that anyone can see it, but it presents a much smaller target to enemy radar. So enemy radar would interpret a bomber as a flock of birds, or a cruiser as a ... something not a cruiser. The US military is working on an AR system for ground forces to enable them to see the enemy through walls (by feeding data from cameras set at alternate vantage points) thus allowing them to use cover more effectively.
11th Oct '17 12:01:11 AM TheDoomSong
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* ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' eventually allows you to build the Ghost armor, which has a built-in cloaking function that allows you to approach the enemy undetected and catch them off-guard (but only four times per battle per character). Enemy Within adds the Mimetic Skin genemod, which has no usage limit and stays active until it's broken but only activates when the soldier is in full cover and is easily broken by most actions or if they try to move while in an enemy's field of view and is by far the most expensive genemod to apply, as well as Ghost Grenades, which can make everyone in its area of effect invisible and attacking doesn't dispel it, but it only lasts until the end of the enemy turn.

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* ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' eventually allows you to build the Ghost armor, which has a built-in cloaking function that allows you to approach the enemy undetected and catch them off-guard (but only four times per battle per character). Enemy Within adds the Mimetic Skin genemod, which has no usage limit and stays active until it's broken but only activates when the soldier is in full cover and is easily broken by most actions or if they try to move while in an enemy's field of view and is by far the most expensive genemod to apply, as well as Ghost Grenades, which can make everyone in its area of effect invisible and attacking doesn't dispel it, but it only lasts until the end of the enemy turn. The Seeker enemy unit has a cloaking device that rendered it invisible and undetectable, but it only lasted a few turns and it had to drop the cloak when it attacks.


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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', Sombra has ''Thermoptic Camoflauge'', rendering her invisible to normal sight and allowing her to move twice as fast. However she needs to drop it to attack or hack or use her ''Translocator'', and enemies can see her if she gets too close or use an ability like Hanzo's ''Sonic Arrow'' or Widowmaker's ''Infrared Vision'', plus any damage will force her out of cloak.
23rd Aug '17 8:52:50 AM Sterok
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* Swim Swim's group in ''LightNovel/MagicalGirlRaisingProject'' purchases an Invisibility Cloak that perfectly hides the user visually, though it won't protect her from magical skills. Her group uses it for multiple sneak kills, though it proves worthless against Snow White's PsychicRadar and Cranberry's enhanced hearing.
9th Aug '17 9:35:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Spawn}}'': Spawn's red cape is shown being capable of rendering him invisible. He then makes the mistake of turning it off while the cops are still looking for him, so recommence gunfight.
26th Jul '17 7:06:25 AM windleopard
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* The various versions of ComicBook/Phantom Lady typically have technology that allows them to turn invisible and intangible.

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* The various versions of ComicBook/Phantom Lady ComicBook/PhantomLady typically have technology that allows them to turn invisible and intangible.
26th Jul '17 7:05:21 AM windleopard
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*The various versions of ComicBook/Phantom Lady typically have technology that allows them to turn invisible and intangible.
1st Jul '17 4:46:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic'', ECS mode for 3rd generation Arm Slaves. Tessa's [=M6A1=] also had ECS despite being 2nd-gen. TheOtherWiki states that ECS is based on an array of rapidly oscillating lasers. The first models only shielded against infrared but the newest stuff works against optics as well -- with the trade-off of having a strong ozone smell, attracting birds and freaking out dogs.

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* ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic'', ECS mode for 3rd generation Arm Slaves. Tessa's [=M6A1=] also had ECS despite being 2nd-gen. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki states that ECS is based on an array of rapidly oscillating lasers. The first models only shielded against infrared but the newest stuff works against optics as well -- with the trade-off of having a strong ozone smell, attracting birds and freaking out dogs.
17th Jun '17 6:59:46 AM JackG
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** In "The Time of the Doctor", two Sontarans trying sneaking up on the Doctor with an invisible tank, who quickly gets wise to them.

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** In "The Time of the Doctor", two Sontarans trying sneaking up on the Doctor with an invisible tank, Doctor, who quickly gets wise to them.
17th Jun '17 6:56:10 AM JackG
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** In "The Caretaker", the Doctor gives Clara a watch that can turn her invisible. She gives it to her boyfriend Danny Pink so he can see her interact with the Doctor and [[HeIsNotMyBoyfriend show there's nothing between them]]. However the Doctor is more than capable of detecting it, and Danny switches it off when he realises this.
** In "The Time of the Doctor", two Sontarans trying sneaking up on the Doctor with an invisible tank, who quickly gets wise to them.
-->'''Sontaran:''' Commander Skarr. That's the detection warning. Our invisibility cloak is compromised.
-->'''Skarr:''' What's wrong with it?
-->'''Sontaran:''' I don't know. I can't see it.
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