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9th Jun '16 7:41:17 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in ''SamuraiJack'' with an ultra-powerful robot that has a cloaking device that activates only [[FightUnscene whenever it is kicking ass]].

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* Inverted in ''SamuraiJack'' ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' with an ultra-powerful robot that has a cloaking device that activates only [[FightUnscene whenever it is kicking ass]].
11th Apr '16 3:03:03 PM Willbyr
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* The ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' {{Spinoff}} ''TenchiMuyoGXP'' has an episode where [[BewareTheNiceOnes Kiriko shows her stuff]]. She changes into a skintight battlesuit with a cloaking device, which seems to do the traveling blink right after every pirate she kills. This very nicely shows how much blood she's managed to get herself covered in, and just how damn scary her scowling face looks.

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* The ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' {{Spinoff}} ''TenchiMuyoGXP'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'' has an episode where [[BewareTheNiceOnes Kiriko shows her stuff]]. She changes into a skintight battlesuit with a cloaking device, which seems to do the traveling blink right after every pirate she kills. This very nicely shows how much blood she's managed to get herself covered in, and just how damn scary her scowling face looks.
27th Mar '16 11:03:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Id Monster from ''ForbiddenPlanet'' gets an early - and truly badass - blink [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k97JZHTCVbM during its climactic attack]].

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* The Id Monster from ''ForbiddenPlanet'' ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'' gets an early - and truly badass - blink [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k97JZHTCVbM during its climactic attack]].
24th Mar '16 1:02:14 PM SSJMagus
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** Not to mention that if the bomb or missile being launched isn't ''also'' a stealthed design, it will show up clear as day on enemy radar once revealed.

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** Not to mention that if the bomb or missile being launched isn't ''also'' a stealthed design, it will show up clear as day on enemy radar once revealed. In the case of a bomb, this isn't very significant because when dropped it'll be no more than a few seconds away from hitting its target anyway. Missiles on the other hand can be fired from dozens or in some cases even hundreds of miles away, making it far more important. As a result, stealthy missiles have also been designed; this of course has the downside of making a weapon that is by definition single-use a lot more expensive.
24th Mar '16 12:56:50 PM SSJMagus
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* Cloaking devices in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' work on the same principle: you have to decloak, if only for a moment, if you want to open fire. Similarly, the Jem'Hadar on ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space 9]]'' have a biological invisibility power which seems to deactivate when they attack. If they're capable of staying invisible while they strangle you, we never saw it.

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* Cloaking devices in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' work on the same principle: you have to decloak, if only for a moment, if you want to open fire. Similarly, the Jem'Hadar on ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space 9]]'' have a biological invisibility power which seems to deactivate when they attack. If they're capable of staying invisible while they strangle you, you (or slit your throat with one of the bladed weapons they favor), we never saw it.



** Subverted also in ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' with the ''Scimitar'', which can fire while cloaked; there's a whole scene devoted to Picard figuring out how to counteract this.

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** Subverted also in ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' with the ''Scimitar'', which can fire while cloaked; cloaked (the technology from Chang's Bird-of-Prey was no longer viable in the 24th century because [[TechnologyMarchesOn sensors were better and could detect such a ship even when cloaked]]; in ''Nemesis'' the Remans had finally found a way to recreate the same effect with a modern cloaking device); there's a whole scene devoted to Picard figuring out how to counteract this.
25th Jan '16 11:32:32 AM TomS98
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*In ''VideoGame/{{Star Trek Online}}'', there are some ships that come with an enhanced battle cloak. While it is active, the ship is invisible, but has the standard shields offline effect and a modified weapons offline effect that allows the use of torpedoes and mines. Firing a torpedo or mine weapon while it is active briefly drops the invisibility.
22nd Jan '16 1:56:50 PM GrammarNavi
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** Solid Snake not only disrupts his cloaking device, but outright wrecks it during the opening sequence of the second game. He casually tossed his rain jacket aside, lept off a bridge, and made a 10 point landing on the boat below; the cloak completely dies in a flurry of discharged electricity. This entrance also made it into ''SuperSmashBros. Brawl''.

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** Solid Snake not only disrupts his cloaking device, but outright wrecks it during the opening sequence of the second game. He casually tossed his rain jacket aside, lept off a bridge, and made a 10 point landing on the boat below; the cloak completely dies in a flurry of discharged electricity. This entrance also made it into ''SuperSmashBros. Brawl''.''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]''.



* In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'', invisible characters (either by playing Invisible Melee or using a cloaking device item) will flicker visible whenever he or she is attacking.

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* In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'', ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Melee]]'', invisible characters (either by playing Invisible Melee or using a cloaking device item) will flicker visible whenever he or she is attacking.
15th Dec '15 7:57:33 PM Prfnoff
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An InvisibilityFlicker is when an InvisibilityCloak or other form of ability appears to drop momentarily, allowing the cloaked person to be seen for a split second. While VisibleInvisibility is another common way to clue the audience in that there is something invisible around, it has issues with not giving much suspense due to the audience already knowing where it is. With an InvisibilityFlicker, instead of having some flaw with the actual invisibility, the invisibility will just flicker on and off for a second or two, allowing both the audience and the characters to get a quick glimpse of something that wasn't there before.

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An InvisibilityFlicker Invisibility Flicker is when an InvisibilityCloak or other form of ability appears to drop momentarily, allowing the cloaked person to be seen for a split second. While VisibleInvisibility is another common way to clue the audience in that there is something invisible around, it has issues with not giving much suspense due to the audience already knowing where it is. With an InvisibilityFlicker, Invisibility Flicker, instead of having some flaw with the actual invisibility, the invisibility will just flicker on and off for a second or two, allowing both the audience and the characters to get a quick glimpse of something that wasn't there before.



* Using the Phase Cloak in ''{{Oni}}'' allows you to be briefly visible, but you reappear when you touch someone or fire a weapon.

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* Using the Phase Cloak in ''{{Oni}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Oni}}'' allows you to be briefly visible, but you reappear when you touch someone or fire a weapon.
10th Dec '15 8:08:31 PM Sharlee
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* Inverted in A. Lee Martinez's novel ''Monster'', in which the title character develops a different superpower every time he wakes from sleep. Partway through the story, he takes a nap and, waking, finds that he turns invisible whenever he closes his eyes. Yes, this means even ''blinking'' makes him succumb to Visibility Flicker.
26th Nov '15 8:00:58 PM nombretomado
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* In SandyMitchell's ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' novel ''Duty Calls'', the inability of a psyker to prevent this is what lets Cain survive long enough for Jurgen's return. (And the cover story is that it was let him kill his assassin.)

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* In SandyMitchell's Creator/SandyMitchell's ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' novel ''Duty Calls'', the inability of a psyker to prevent this is what lets Cain survive long enough for Jurgen's return. (And the cover story is that it was let him kill his assassin.)
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