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7th May '18 2:25:06 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' keeps [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet Non-Administrated Worlds such as Earth]] out of the Masquerade through {{Phantom Zone}}s that shift non-mages slightly out of place/time so magical battles and strange occurrences will be InvisibleToNormals. There doesn't seem to be any harsh consequences for people learning about the Masquerade, though it helps that the only {{Muggles}} that have learned about it are friends and families who are willing to play SecretKeeper.

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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' keeps [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet Non-Administrated Worlds such as Earth]] out of the Masquerade through {{Phantom Zone}}s that shift non-mages slightly out of place/time so magical battles and strange occurrences will be InvisibleToNormals. There doesn't seem to be any harsh consequences for people learning about the Masquerade, though it helps that the only {{Muggles}} that have learned about it are friends and families who are willing to play SecretKeeper.
29th Apr '18 1:19:56 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'', superpowered beings have been active for a while - Comicbook/WonderWoman was [[Film/WonderWoman2017 active in WWI]], for example. However, the general public are unaware of this until the events of ''Film/ManOfSteel'', when [[AlienInvasion General Zod and his fellow Kryptonians arrive]] and Comicbook/{{Superman}} publicly reveals his existence to stop them. Even then, ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' shows that while the existence of extraterrestrial life is now public knowledge, most of the public are unaware of the non-alien [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual metahumans]] in their midst, although ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' reveals that the [[GovernmentConspiracy US government are aware]], and even have several metahumans in captivity.

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* In the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'', ''Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse'', superpowered beings have been active for a while - Comicbook/WonderWoman was [[Film/WonderWoman2017 active in WWI]], for example. However, the general public are unaware of this until the events of ''Film/ManOfSteel'', when [[AlienInvasion General Zod and his fellow Kryptonians arrive]] and Comicbook/{{Superman}} publicly reveals his existence to stop them. Even then, ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' shows that while the existence of extraterrestrial life is now public knowledge, most of the public are unaware of the non-alien [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual metahumans]] in their midst, although ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' reveals that the [[GovernmentConspiracy US government are aware]], and even have several metahumans in captivity.
24th Apr '18 9:10:01 AM Coinage
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Other times, it seems like the Masquerade is so [[PaperThinDisguise paper thin]] that anyone with two brain cells to rub together should see through it, yet the world at large remains oblivious. If that happens you know you're dealing with an ExtraStrengthMasquerade. Taken even further, if the Masquerade is broken in front of the general public with any regularity and yet the public never seems to acknowledge it, then there is likely a WeirdnessCensor facilitating that it remain masked. Usually though there's SafetyInMuggles, with warring factions inside the Masquerade refusing to go into war in the open. Covert warfare, though...

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Other times, it seems like the Masquerade is so [[PaperThinDisguise paper thin]] that anyone with two brain cells to rub together should see through it, yet the world at large remains oblivious. If that happens you know you're dealing with an ExtraStrengthMasquerade. If there is no reason for magical beings to maintain a Masquerade (whether they are so powerful that Muggles are no threat, or friendly enough that there is no need to hide), if in fact it would make more sense for magical folk ''not'' to have a Masquerade, than you have the MasqueradeParadox. Taken even further, if the Masquerade is broken in front of the general public with any regularity and yet the public never seems to acknowledge it, then there is likely a WeirdnessCensor facilitating that it remain masked. Usually though there's SafetyInMuggles, with warring factions inside the Masquerade refusing to go into war in the open. Covert warfare, though...
16th Apr '18 7:07:07 PM ultimomant
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* In the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'', superpowered beings have been active for a while - Comicbook/WonderWoman was [[Film/WonderWoman2017 active in WWI]], for example. However, the general public are unaware of this until the events of ''Film/ManOfSteel'', when [[AlienInvasion General Zod and his fellow Kryptonians arrive]] and Comicbook/{{Superman}} publically reveals his exsistance to stop them. Even then, ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' shows that while the existence of extraterrestrial life is now public knowledge, most of the public are unaware of the non-alien [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual metahumans]] in their midst, although ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' reveals that the [[GovernmentConspiracy US government are aware]], and even have several metahumans in captivity.

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* In the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'', superpowered beings have been active for a while - Comicbook/WonderWoman was [[Film/WonderWoman2017 active in WWI]], for example. However, the general public are unaware of this until the events of ''Film/ManOfSteel'', when [[AlienInvasion General Zod and his fellow Kryptonians arrive]] and Comicbook/{{Superman}} publically publicly reveals his exsistance existence to stop them. Even then, ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' shows that while the existence of extraterrestrial life is now public knowledge, most of the public are unaware of the non-alien [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual metahumans]] in their midst, although ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' reveals that the [[GovernmentConspiracy US government are aware]], and even have several metahumans in captivity.
24th Feb '18 1:01:36 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* In ''Literature/TheExtinctionParade'', a key way in which vampires uphold the masquerade is by hunting poor people, as it is easier to write their deaths off as street crimes gone wrong; killing people from the upper and middle classes is treated as HuntingTheMostDangerousGame due to MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome threatening to break the masquerade, necessitating efforts to [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident make their deaths look like accidents or crimes of passion]]. They eventually had to abandon Europe and North America and moved to developing countries like Malaysia in order to keep the masquerade going, as the ranks of the desperately poor that society wouldn't miss were growing ever thinner as those nations grew wealthier and more open. Of course, once the ZombieApocalypse hits, all of that goes out the window as the vampires [[LetNoCrisisGoToWaste take the opportunity to go on a feeding frenzy]] -- at least, until they realize that their food supply is getting destroyed by the zombies.
11th Feb '18 7:13:39 PM ClockClockClock
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* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'': Animals are sentient, [[AnimalTalk can talk to fellow animals,]] wear clothes and can be good or evil, they just hid it from humans and act like normal animals among them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'': Animals are sentient, [[AnimalTalk can talk to fellow animals,]] wear clothes and can be good or evil, they just hid hide it from humans and act like normal animals among them.
11th Feb '18 7:13:13 PM ClockClockClock
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* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'': Animals are sentient, can talk, use clothes and can be good or evil, they just hid it from humans and act like normal animals among them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'': Animals are sentient, [[AnimalTalk can talk, use talk to fellow animals,]] wear clothes and can be good or evil, they just hid it from humans and act like normal animals among them.
9th Feb '18 5:14:41 AM LondonKdS
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* [[WelcomeToTheMasquerade Join the secret world]] fully and, in effect, "go native".

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* [[WelcomeToTheMasquerade [[WelcomedToTheMasquerade Join the secret world]] fully and, in effect, "go native".
9th Feb '18 5:14:18 AM LondonKdS
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* Join the secret world fully and, in effect, "go native".

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* [[WelcomeToTheMasquerade Join the secret world world]] fully and, in effect, "go native".
27th Jan '18 1:44:38 AM SLOOGOVS
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}}'', it's against the rules of the Consortium to reveal the existence of spirits to [[{{Muggles}} non-Spectrals]]. Hilariously, when newbie Spectral Max asks ''why'', Mr. Spender [[http://www.paranatural.net/index.php?id=155 awkwardly changes the subject]]. Given that the head of the Consortium, Boss Leader, is an enormous {{Troll}}, it's entirely possible that the Masquerade is in place solely to give all these Spectrals something to do with their time.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}}'', it's against the rules of the Consortium to reveal the existence of spirits to [[{{Muggles}} non-Spectrals]]. Hilariously, when newbie Spectral Max asks ''why'', Mr. Spender [[http://www.paranatural.net/index.php?id=155 net/comic/chapter-3-page-52 awkwardly changes the subject]]. Given that the head of the Consortium, Boss Leader, is an enormous {{Troll}}, it's entirely possible that the Masquerade is in place solely to give all these Spectrals something to do with their time.
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