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12th Jul '16 4:56:51 AM SgtLexar
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* Several ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games include invisibility spells or items. All physical attacks are a guaranteed miss while the item/spell is active (except in the Tactics games, where attacks can typically still hit, but the AI will ignore the invisible unit.) Some incarnations decrease magic evasion and/or magic defense as a trade-off.\\
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''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', prior to its Game Boy Advance remake, included a notorious bug, Vanish/Doom, which combined Invisibility (0% physical hits, 100% magic hits) with a UselessUsefulSpell (instant death, laughably low hit rate). One-hit kill every time, even for bosses who are supposed to be immune to it.

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* Several ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games include invisibility spells or items. All physical attacks are a guaranteed miss while the item/spell is active (except in the Tactics games, where attacks can typically still hit, but the AI will ignore the invisible unit.) Some incarnations decrease magic evasion and/or magic defense as a trade-off.\\
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''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', prior to its Game Boy Advance remake, included a notorious bug, Vanish/Doom, which combined Invisibility (0% physical hits, 100% magic hits) with a UselessUsefulSpell (instant death, laughably low hit rate). One-hit kill every time, even for bosses who are supposed to be immune to it.



The Stealth Camo is in a way InvisibleToNormals since normal guards can't see you, but bosses, escort characters, and the Attack Team (the guards sent during an alert phase) can. It is possible they already know you're there and are specifically looking for you. Stealth camo doesn't provide total invisibility, so you could still spot it if you know what to look for.

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The Stealth Camo is in a way InvisibleToNormals since normal guards can't see you, but bosses, escort characters, and the Attack Team (the guards sent during an alert phase) can. It is possible they already know you're there and are specifically looking for you. Stealth camo Camo doesn't provide total invisibility, so you could still spot it if you know what to look for.



* The Spy in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has one built into his wristwatch. It lasts up to 8 seconds and then needs 30 seconds to recharge fully, so using it takes a fair bit of tactical sense. An alternate invisibility watch, the Cloak and Dagger, slowly regenerates while the player is cloaked but standing still, so they can be invisible forever, but it drains much faster while moving.\\
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The Dead Ringer turns you invisible after faking your death to the enemy team. You also get 90% damage reduction, and the cloak doesn't flicker from bumping into enemies, so it is much more powerful, but can only be activated by damage, and requires you to run around uncloaked, waiting for someone to shoot you. It also has an extremely audible de-cloak noise, and can't be reactivated until it fully recharges.

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* The Spy in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has one built into his wristwatch. It lasts up to 8 seconds and then needs 30 seconds to recharge fully, so using it takes a fair bit of tactical sense. An alternate invisibility watch, the Cloak and Dagger, slowly regenerates while the player is cloaked but standing still, so they can be invisible forever, but it drains much faster while moving.\\
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The Dead Ringer turns you invisible after faking your death to the enemy team. You also get 90% damage reduction, and the cloak doesn't flicker from bumping into enemies, so it is much more powerful, but can only be activated by damage, and requires you to run around uncloaked, waiting for someone to shoot you. It also has an extremely audible de-cloak noise, and can't be reactivated until it fully recharges.



* The geth in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' appear to have access to this kind of technology. The Infiltrator class also has access to this as well, as does Kasumi.

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* The geth in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' appear to have access to introduce this kind of technology. The technology as a Tactical Cloak, used by an Infiltrator class also has access to Shepard, Kasumi, and shotgun-wielding Geth Hunters.
** Returns in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'',
this as well, as does Kasumi.time expanded to the Cerberus [[ColdSniper Nemesis]] and [[KatanasAreJustBetter Phantom]] enemies, along with various Infiltrator characters in multiplayer.



* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', the Active Camo from Halo is Tex's armor ability. The Meta briefly uses it as well [[spoiler:after capturing Tex in season 6, and again in season 8]], though not as well.

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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', the Active Camo from Halo is Tex's armor ability. enhancement. The Meta briefly uses it as well [[spoiler:after capturing Tex in season Season 6, and again in season Season 8]], though not as well.well.
** In Seasons 11-13, Locus possesses this, as well as various soldiers of the Federal Army of Chorus [[spoiler:and the Space Pirates in [[EvilInc Charon Industries']] employ]].



* ''Roleplay/YouHaveBecomeYourAvatar'': King Kix gave the group cloaking devices in an attempt of infiltrating the SCP Foundation. Unfortunately, a SCP Foundation guard still managed to spot them.

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* ''Roleplay/YouHaveBecomeYourAvatar'': King Kix gave the group cloaking devices in an attempt of infiltrating the SCP Foundation.SCPFoundation. Unfortunately, a SCP Foundation guard still managed to spot them.
12th Jul '16 1:37:30 AM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} 2142'' has this as an unlock for the recon class. It only lasts for a short time however; EMP will reveal it, and an unlock for support class can put any player using it on the map.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} 2142'' ''VideoGame/Battlefield2142'' has this as an unlock for the recon class. It only lasts for a short time however; EMP {{EMP}} will reveal it, and an unlock for support class can put any player using it on the map.
3rd Jul '16 7:18:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'': the Mask of Concealment and Mask of Stealth.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'': ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'': the Mask of Concealment and Mask of Stealth.
21st Jun '16 12:35:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the IncarnationsOfImmortality novel "Under a Velvet Cloak," Karena finds from Morgan Le Fae that the velvet cloak has magical properties. Morgan teaches Karena how to use the invisibility, phase through the ground, protect the wearer from attack, and finally the spell Karena wanted - "Locate a person", to find her lost lover. Later in the story, Karena finds the most important quality of the cloak [[spoiler:the cloak is not magical - Karena did this all with her innate magical abilities]]

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* In the IncarnationsOfImmortality Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality novel "Under a Velvet Cloak," Karena finds from Morgan Le Fae that the velvet cloak has magical properties. Morgan teaches Karena how to use the invisibility, phase through the ground, protect the wearer from attack, and finally the spell Karena wanted - "Locate a person", to find her lost lover. Later in the story, Karena finds the most important quality of the cloak [[spoiler:the cloak is not magical - Karena did this all with her innate magical abilities]]
15th Jun '16 9:44:23 AM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': The Anti-Barrier, or the system the Keronians use to become invisible to anyone other than a select few, like the Hinatas.
** It's explained that very curious people (like the mangakas in the deadline arc, and the Hinatas early on) can see straight through it, but then it says this is how Natsumi and Fuyuki saw the Sergeant to begin with... yet Keroro had forgotten about the anti-barrier at that point. Someone slipped, or maybe Keroro's just a moron.
*** (Hint: The latter.)
8th Jun '16 3:55:43 PM LoisB.Fan
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* The Morrors wear these in ''Mars Evacuees'' by Sophia McDougall.
4th Jun '16 9:52:33 AM nombretomado
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** Having said that, the PS2 game establishes that thermoptic camo doesn't work in areas with high humidity, and attempting to use it will cause the user to appear like a multihued silhouette.

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** Having said that, the PS2 [=PS2=] game establishes that thermoptic camo doesn't work in areas with high humidity, and attempting to use it will cause the user to appear like a multihued silhouette.
28th May '16 7:54:45 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Kaede from ''MahouSenseiNegima'' gets one of these as her magical artifact. Its different from most of the other examples on the page in that rather than making the person merely invisible, it consumes them and ''then'' turns invisible. Inside is [[BiggerOnTheInside an entire house]]. Also [[spoiler: Natsumi's artifact makes her and anyone holding her hand completely unnoticeable.]]

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* Kaede from ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' gets one of these as her magical artifact. Its different from most of the other examples on the page in that rather than making the person merely invisible, it consumes them and ''then'' turns invisible. Inside is [[BiggerOnTheInside an entire house]]. Also [[spoiler: Natsumi's artifact makes her and anyone holding her hand completely unnoticeable.]]
25th May '16 4:29:30 PM StarTropes
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** The numerous spheres in Season 3 of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' are surrounded by powerful cloaking fields.
16th May '16 5:52:12 PM LongGunner15
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** The material was apparently called "fancloth" in the Age of Legends, and some characters with know-how can make more than cloaks with it. Before he reveals himself, the newly-resurrected [[TheDragon Moridin] stalks various protagonists and a few of the other [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Forsaken]] swathed in the stuff from head to toe [[RequiredSecondaryPowers (except for his eyes.)]]

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** The material was apparently called "fancloth" in the Age of Legends, and some characters with know-how can make more than cloaks with it. Before he reveals himself, the newly-resurrected [[TheDragon Moridin] Moridin]] stalks various protagonists and a few of the other [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Forsaken]] swathed in the stuff from head to toe [[RequiredSecondaryPowers (except for his eyes.)]]
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