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1st Nov '16 5:40:15 PM nombretomado
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* In an early episode of ''DawsonsCreek'', Andie sneaks into Abby's bedroom and spots her reflection in the mirror. What's scary? [[spoiler:Abby had died a few days before and [[KilledOffForReal she didn't get better]]]]

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* In an early episode of ''DawsonsCreek'', ''Series/DawsonsCreek'', Andie sneaks into Abby's bedroom and spots her reflection in the mirror. What's scary? [[spoiler:Abby had died a few days before and [[KilledOffForReal she didn't get better]]]]
19th Oct '16 6:28:07 AM erforce
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* Shown in the trailer for ''Film/ParanormalActivity 3'', in which the two young sisters turn a video camera on in a darkened bathroom to try out the old 'Bloody Mary' UrbanLegend, leading to a brief JumpScare when the older sister turns on a flashlight and screams to scare the younger. As the two girls run out of the bathroom, however, they fail to notice the ominous silhouette in the mirror behind the camera.

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* Shown in the trailer for ''Film/ParanormalActivity 3'', ''Film/ParanormalActivity3'', in which the two young sisters turn a video camera on in a darkened bathroom to try out the old 'Bloody Mary' UrbanLegend, leading to a brief JumpScare when the older sister turns on a flashlight and screams to scare the younger. As the two girls run out of the bathroom, however, they fail to notice the ominous silhouette in the mirror behind the camera.
30th Jun '16 11:32:50 PM infernape612
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A scene where a reflection is used to suddenly reveal a villain or monster, usually, when the angle of the mirror is adjusted by the victim/ protagonist.

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A scene where a reflection is used to suddenly reveal a villain or monster, usually, when the angle of the mirror is adjusted by the victim/ protagonist.
victim[=/=]protagonist.
14th Jun '16 9:43:31 PM PaulA
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* Done well without even moving the mirror in the 1931 ''Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde''. Ivy, having just (so she thinks) escaped Hyde's grasp, sits in front of her mirror and toasts herself. Just as she finishes raising the glass, the door opens...

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* Done well without even moving the mirror in the 1931 ''Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde''.''Film/DrJekyllAndMrHyde1931''. Ivy, having just (so she thinks) escaped Hyde's grasp, sits in front of her mirror and toasts herself. Just as she finishes raising the glass, the door opens...
7th May '16 6:41:11 PM WillBGood
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* Occurs in ''WesternAmimation/MrBugGoesToTown'', where after Mr. Beetle is speaking with his lackeys about his plan, he sees Hoppity's angry reflection on the top of his hat, making him realize that he overheard the conversation.

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* Occurs in ''WesternAmimation/MrBugGoesToTown'', ''WesternAnimation/MrBugGoesToTown'', where after Mr. Beetle is speaking with his lackeys about his plan, he sees Hoppity's angry reflection on the top of his hat, making him realize that he overheard the conversation.
1st Apr '16 12:39:31 PM Dontfollowmeman
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* Batwoman has the TV variant in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBadBlood'' when she switches off the news and sees [[spoiler:her father behind her just as he's about to shoot her.]]
30th Mar '16 6:05:14 AM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "High Road", a criminal sees a glass door on a balcony unlocked and pulls it closed, [[MookHorrorShow revealing Reese reflected from behind him]], having [[FastRoping entered through the door earlier]].
28th Jan '16 4:34:14 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* The mirror in ''Film/{{Oculus}}'' not only uses this, but it's power of this trope extends ''outside of its reflection''.
7th Jan '16 10:04:13 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Otto Octavius is startled by his own reflection in his lab equipment, but is then frightened when he catches sight of {{Supervillain}} the Green Goblin hovering right behind him, in the process of stealing a Tech-Flight [[HoverBoard glider]]. This trope is later [[InvertedTrope inverted]] when [[spoiler:Harry Osborn holds a vial of [[PsychoSerum Globulin Green]] up to his face, the ''viewer'' is briefly allowed to see the Green Goblin, as Harry's own, distorted reflection.]]

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* In ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Otto Octavius is startled by his own reflection in his lab equipment, but is then frightened when he catches sight of {{Supervillain}} the Green Goblin hovering right behind him, in the process of stealing a Tech-Flight [[HoverBoard glider]]. This trope is later [[InvertedTrope inverted]] when [[spoiler:Harry Osborn holds a vial of [[PsychoSerum Globulin Green]] up to his face, the ''viewer'' is briefly allowed to see the Green Goblin, as Harry's own, distorted reflection.]]
5th Dec '15 4:22:44 PM nombretomado
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* A full episode ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Lana's monitors started staticing out. As she went to look at them, they went out and she could see Brainiac standing behind her in the reflection.



* Quoth [[SesameStreet Lovable Furry Old Grover]]:

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* Quoth [[SesameStreet [[Series/SesameStreet Lovable Furry Old Grover]]:
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