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18th Feb '17 10:54:32 AM rafi
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick once bought invisible paint and made themselves invisible so that they could scare everybody else in Bikini Bottom.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoon "The Invisible Mouse", Jerry dipped himself in invisible ink and would then continue to torment Tom. But then again, [[StatusQuoIsGod what else is new]]? This plot was used twice more, in "The Vanishing Duck" and "Of Feline Bondage".


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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick once bought invisible paint and made themselves invisible so that they could scare everybody else in Bikini Bottom.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoon "The Invisible Mouse", Jerry dipped himself in invisible ink and would then continue to torment Tom. But then again, [[StatusQuoIsGod what else is new]]? This plot was used twice more, in "The Vanishing Duck" and "Of Feline Bondage".
18th Feb '17 10:53:30 AM rafi
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* Both words in this Trope (along with "pervert") describe Absalom from ''Manga/OnePiece'', along with the Trope itself. He uses his power to [[spoiler:''molest'' Nami while she's ''in a bathhouse'']], and it's stated he does this ''a lot''. Sanji is upset about that, though [[spoiler:he also wanted that power, [[ChivalrousPervert but only]] to ogle women.]]

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* Both words in this Trope (along with "pervert") describe Absalom from ''Manga/OnePiece'', along with the Trope itself. He uses his power to [[spoiler:''molest'' [[spoiler: peep and ''molest'' Nami while she's ''in a bathhouse'']], and it's stated he does strongly implied he's done this ''a lot''.before. Sanji is upset about that, though [[spoiler:he also wanted that power, [[ChivalrousPervert but only]] to ogle women.]]]]
%%* The backstage thief in ''Anime/TigerAndBunny''.



* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Downplayed with Charlie Brown in ''It's Magic, Charlie Brown''. After being turned invisible, he doesn't like it all, feeling like a "lost soul" and constantly falling over because he can't see his feet. ''However'', while he never truly becomes a "jerk", he ''does'' manage [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome to sneak up on Lucy and kick the football]] once.



* Downplayed with Charlie Brown in ''It's Magic, Charlie Brown''. After being turned invisible, he doesn't like it all, feeling like a "lost soul" and constantly falling over because he can't see his feet. ''However'', while he never truly becomes a "jerk", he ''does'' manage [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome to sneak up on Lucy and kick the football]] once.
1st Feb '17 1:24:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/HGWells' ''Literature/TheInvisibleMan'' deconstructs this trope showing us the real implications of invisibility and how they could affect an individual. To cite JorgeLuisBorges "A postulation of reality" the invisible man...

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* Creator/HGWells' ''Literature/TheInvisibleMan'' deconstructs this trope showing us the real implications of invisibility and how they could affect an individual. To cite JorgeLuisBorges Creator/JorgeLuisBorges "A postulation of reality" the invisible man...
30th Oct '16 4:53:20 AM doorhandle
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** It' also slightly subverted: consigning he was willing to experiment on yowling cats and despised his landowner, Griffin was likely a prick from the start.

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** It' **It' also slightly subverted: consigning he was willing to experiment on yowling cats and despised his landowner, Griffin was likely a prick from the start.
30th Oct '16 4:52:45 AM doorhandle
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**It' also slightly subverted: consigning he was willing to experiment on yowling cats and despised his landowner, Griffin was likely a prick from the start.
1st Oct '16 5:51:54 PM ScreechTheMighty
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* [[AxCrazy Griffin]] from ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' is introduced raping a bunch of boarding-school girls, and he later murders several people for arbitrary reasons. The only difference between this Griffin and the Griffin from the original novel is that Moore made explicit what Wells could only get away with heavily implying.

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* [[AxCrazy Griffin]] from ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' is introduced raping a bunch of boarding-school girls, and he later murders several people for arbitrary reasons. The only difference between this Griffin and the Griffin from the original novel is that Moore made explicit what Wells could only get away with heavily implying.



* The film adaptation of ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', where the new Invisible Man is a thief who used his invisibility to steal and molest women. He's the most obvious suspect as TheMole, and is shown spying on the other members of the League. However, he turns out that he was spying to learn who the real mole is. He also has his moments of heroism toward the end of the film.

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* The film adaptation of ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', where the new Invisible Man (Rodney Skinner) is a thief who used his stole the invisibility formula solely to steal and molest women.become a better thief. He's the most obvious suspect as TheMole, and is shown spying on the other members of the League. However, he it turns out that he was spying to learn who the real mole is. He also has his moments of heroism toward the end of the film.[[note]]The novelization gives Skinner the same backstory as Griffin from the comic, which would make him a rapist on top of being a thief and a spy. However, this is absent from the theatrical cut of the film.[[/note]]
23rd Jun '16 8:02:42 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Downplayed with Charlie Brown in ''It's Magic, Charlie Brown''. After being turned invisible, he doesn't like it all, feeling like a "lost soul" and constantly falling over because he can't see his feet. ''However'', while he never truly becomes a "jerk", he ''does'' manage [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome to sneak up on Lucy and kick the football]] once.
27th Jan '16 1:44:47 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Characters who gain the power of {{invisibility}} have a startling tendency to become jerks, if not outright homicidal maniacs, within fairly short order. Sometimes this is a result of power that makes the character invisible but more often it seems to be a natural side effect of invisibility itself. After all, you can't be punished for your actions if nobody even knows you're there. [[note]]one logical objection, however, is that animals who rely more on scent and hearing than they do sight - such as large implacable guard-dogs - would ''still'' know, perfectly well, that somebody was there... in some works, over-confident invisibility has come to grief because of inconvenient rottweilers, et c[[/note]]

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Characters who gain the power of {{invisibility}} have a startling tendency to become jerks, if not outright homicidal maniacs, within fairly short order. Sometimes this is a result of power that makes the character invisible but more often it seems to be a natural side effect of invisibility itself. After all, you can't be punished for your actions if nobody even knows you're there. [[note]]one logical objection, however, is that

Such invisible people must beware of
animals who rely more on scent and hearing than they do sight - such as large implacable guard-dogs - guard-dogs. Such creatures would ''still'' know, perfectly well, that somebody was there... in there. In some works, over-confident invisibility has come to grief because of inconvenient rottweilers, et c[[/note]]
rottweilers.



* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', when Gollum first acquired the Ring, he used it to sneak around his village, listening to secrets and stealing things.

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when Gollum first acquired the Ring, he used it to sneak around his village, listening to secrets and stealing things.



* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Harry usually uses his Invisibility Cloak for good, for example, to sneak around Hogwarts and solve the current mystery. In the third book, however, he uses it to sneak into Hogsmeade village without permission, and at one point he decides to take revenge on Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle for their constant taunting, and throws mud and sticks and trips them while invisible. He's later chastised by Lupin for such behavior, claiming Harry's parents wouldn't want him "gambling their sacrifice for a bag of magic tricks". Which, since Harry was supposedly being pursued by a murderer at the time, makes his actions not only jerkish, but pretty stupid.
** Though since his father used the cloak for stealing food from the kitchens, he probably wouldn't have room to talk.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Harry usually uses his Invisibility Cloak for good, for example, to sneak around Hogwarts and solve the current mystery. In the third book, however, he uses it to sneak into Hogsmeade village without permission, and at one point he decides to take revenge on Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle for their constant taunting, and throws mud and sticks and trips them while invisible. He's later chastised by Lupin for such behavior, claiming Harry's parents wouldn't want him "gambling their sacrifice for a bag of magic tricks". Which, since Harry was supposedly being pursued by a murderer at the time, makes his actions not only jerkish, but pretty stupid.
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stupid. Since his father used the cloak for stealing food from the kitchens, he probably wouldn't have room to talk.talk.
*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Invisibility spells make Eric more comfortable with expressing his inner trickster. Even if someone realized an invisible person was present, they would instead blame [[TricksterArchetype Tasio]].
15th Dec '15 7:53:58 PM FF32
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* [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-347 Claudia]] from the WebOriginal/SCPFoundation is a kleptomaniac woman who is permanently invisible like the classic Invisible Man. She's more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold than anything and is amicable enough with the Foundation personnel, but struggles with depression and a fiery temper due to trauma, abuse, and homelessness she went through after her powers manifested. She usually doesn't do anything too serious aside from the occasional pickpocketing or prank, though she also ReallyGetsAround and has used sex to get out of her containment room a few times.

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* [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-347 Claudia]] from the WebOriginal/SCPFoundation Wiki/SCPFoundation is a kleptomaniac woman who is permanently invisible like the classic Invisible Man. She's more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold than anything and is amicable enough with the Foundation personnel, but struggles with depression and a fiery temper due to trauma, abuse, and homelessness she went through after her powers manifested. She usually doesn't do anything too serious aside from the occasional pickpocketing or prank, though she also ReallyGetsAround and has used sex to get out of her containment room a few times.
15th Dec '15 2:52:40 PM BattleMaster
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* [[AxCrazy Griffin]] from ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' is introduced raping a bunch of college girls, and he later murders several people for arbitrary reasons. The only difference between this Griffin and the Griffin from the original novel is that Moore made explicit what Wells could only get away with heavily implying.

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* [[AxCrazy Griffin]] from ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' is introduced raping a bunch of college boarding-school girls, and he later murders several people for arbitrary reasons. The only difference between this Griffin and the Griffin from the original novel is that Moore made explicit what Wells could only get away with heavily implying.
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