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22nd Sep '17 2:08:03 PM AFP
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* This is how Angel first appeared on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', despite not being Buffy's actual Watcher.

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* This is how Angel first appeared on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', despite not being Buffy's actual Watcher. In fact, when she later meets her Watcher, Giles, she wrongly assumes that Angel is affiliated with him.
4th Feb '17 11:51:51 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Franchise/StarWars: ComicBook/Legacy'' handled Azlyn Rae's introduction that way.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars: ComicBook/Legacy'' ComicBook/{{Legacy}}'' handled Azlyn Rae's introduction that way.
22nd Dec '16 6:14:43 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* The Mysterious Watchful Presence [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=75670 watches mysteriously]] at the end of Chapter 1 of ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes''.

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* The Mysterious Watchful Presence [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=75670 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1888431/watchful/ watches mysteriously]] at the end of Chapter 1 of ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes''.
15th Nov '16 7:32:04 AM ChaoticNovelist
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The chapter/episode is coming to an end. The MonsterOfTheWeek has been defeated, the {{Anvilicious}} [[AnAesop Aesop]] has been duly absorbed, and the hero walks into the sunset with the GirlOfTheWeek.

...and the shot pans out to reveal a mysterious character, wearing a [[BadassLongcoat mysterious trenchcoat]], concealing his eyes behind [[SinisterShades mysterious shades]] and covering his face with a [[FaceFramedInShadow mysterious shadow]], watching. Just... watching. Clearly, he's been there for a while. Observing the hero fighting. Assessing. ''Judging''. And he's probably [[IHaveTheHighGround standing on top of a lamp-post]] while doing it.

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The chapter/episode is coming to an end. The MonsterOfTheWeek has been defeated, the {{Anvilicious}} [[AnAesop Aesop]] has been duly absorbed, and the hero walks into the sunset with the GirlOfTheWeek.

...and the shot pans out to reveal a mysterious character, wearing a [[BadassLongcoat mysterious trenchcoat]], concealing his eyes behind [[SinisterShades mysterious shades]] and covering his face with a [[FaceFramedInShadow mysterious shadow]], watching. Just... watching. Clearly, he's been there for a while. Observing the hero fighting. Assessing. ''Judging''. And he's probably [[IHaveTheHighGround standing on top of a lamp-post]] while doing it.
2nd Oct '16 2:55:11 PM FordPrefect
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* This is how Wrestling/{{Raven}} was introduced to Wrestling/{{WCW}}: he'd show up during certain people's matches and take a front row seat, and just watch mysteriously. In Wrestling/{{TNA}}, he actually panted his ass [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight in the corner of the ring, during matches.]]

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* This is how Wrestling/{{Raven}} was introduced to Wrestling/{{WCW}}: he'd show up during certain people's matches and take a front row seat, and just watch mysteriously. In Wrestling/{{TNA}}, he actually panted planted his ass [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight in the corner of the ring, during matches.]]
22nd Sep '16 3:22:27 PM StFan
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* ''StarWarsLegacy'' handled Azlyn Rae's introduction that way.

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* ''StarWarsLegacy'' ''Franchise/StarWars: ComicBook/Legacy'' handled Azlyn Rae's introduction that way.



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* Mirage from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' was introduced doing exactly this.
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* The Gatekeeper in ''Knowledge is Power''. So far, his intentions seem benevolent, but it's hard to tell when so far he's mostly just lurked in the background.
* "Lurking" is a term on the internet that refers to observing social websites that encourage contribution and nothing else--just ''observing''. In fact, in some circles it is encouraged before one should actually participate in order to glean more about the community's culture and various rules. [[BreakingTheFourthWall You're probably doing it right now.]]

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* The Gatekeeper in ''Knowledge This is Power''. So far, his intentions seem benevolent, but it's hard how Wrestling/{{Raven}} was introduced to tell when so far he's mostly Wrestling/{{WCW}}: he'd show up during certain people's matches and take a front row seat, and just lurked in the background.
* "Lurking" is a term on the internet that refers to observing social websites that encourage contribution and nothing else--just ''observing''.
watch mysteriously. In fact, in some circles it is encouraged before one should Wrestling/{{TNA}}, he actually participate panted his ass [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight in order to glean more about the community's culture and various rules. [[BreakingTheFourthWall You're probably doing it right now.corner of the ring, during matches.]]



[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* This is how Wrestling/{{Raven}} was introduced to Wrestling/{{WCW}}: he'd show up during certain people's matches and take a front row seat, and just watch mysteriously. In Wrestling/{{TNA}}, he actually panted his ass [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight in the corner of the ring, during matches.]]
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* ''WebComic/VampireCheerleaders'': [[HumanoidAlien The mothmen]] have kept tabs on each of the ''[[WebComic/ParanormalMysterySquad PMS crew's]]'' adventures, [[http://www.vampirecheerleaders.net/strips-vc/petm_on_the_scene_3 since the beginning]] and seem to have a keen interest [[http://www.vampirecheerleaders.net/strips-vc/remember in Charlotte]] and [[http://www.vampirecheerleaders.net/strips-vc/getting_down_to_business Stephanie.]] After silently observing them for months, they eventually [[spoiler: abduct Stephanie and appoint her [[http://www.vampirecheerleaders.net/strips-vc/the_death_of_stephanie_kane as their new Queen]]]].

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* ''WebComic/VampireCheerleaders'': ''Webcomic/VampireCheerleaders'': [[HumanoidAlien The mothmen]] have kept tabs on each of the ''[[WebComic/ParanormalMysterySquad PMS crew's]]'' adventures, [[http://www.vampirecheerleaders.net/strips-vc/petm_on_the_scene_3 since the beginning]] and seem to have a keen interest [[http://www.vampirecheerleaders.net/strips-vc/remember in Charlotte]] and [[http://www.vampirecheerleaders.net/strips-vc/getting_down_to_business Stephanie.]] After silently observing them for months, they eventually [[spoiler: abduct Stephanie and appoint her [[http://www.vampirecheerleaders.net/strips-vc/the_death_of_stephanie_kane as their new Queen]]]].



* The Watchers in ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' and ''{{KateModern}}''.
** Subverted in ''lonelygirl15'' series 3: after the death of [[spoiler:Bill Porter]], his Shadow starts following the gang, appearing in the background of several videos, and leaving threatening messages. He then [[spoiler:runs out into the road and gets run over]], ending that plotline abruptly.
* The [[TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] tends to do this. And then he gets a bit more up close and personal.
** A lot of Slender Man series have a proxy-type character who makes contact with the protagonist through written messages or video updates; their nature and relationship to tall dark and Slender varies depending on the series. The two most famous would have to be totheark from WebVideo/MarbleHornets, and the Observer from WebOriginal/TribeTwelve

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* "Lurking" is a term on the internet that refers to observing social websites that encourage contribution and nothing else--just ''observing''. In fact, in some circles it is encouraged before one should actually participate in order to glean more about the community's culture and various rules. [[BreakingTheFourthWall You're probably doing it right now.]]
* The Watchers in ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'' and ''{{KateModern}}''.
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''WebVideo/KateModern''. Subverted in ''lonelygirl15'' series 3: after the death of [[spoiler:Bill Porter]], his Shadow starts following the gang, appearing in the background of several videos, and leaving threatening messages. He then [[spoiler:runs out into the road and gets run over]], ending that plotline abruptly.
* ''Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos'': The [[TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] Man tends to do this. And then he gets a bit more up close and personal.
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personal. A lot of Slender Man series have a proxy-type character who makes contact with the protagonist through written messages or video updates; their nature and relationship to tall dark and Slender varies depending on the series. The two most famous would have to be totheark from WebVideo/MarbleHornets, ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'', and the Observer from WebOriginal/TribeTwelve
''WebVideo/TribeTwelve''.



* Mirage from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' was introduced doing exactly this.
17th Aug '16 4:06:16 AM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' has the Witness, who has taken a strange liking to Karyl and is observing him and Shiraa whenever something big is about to happen. [[spoiler:She's the spirit of Paradise and is sizing Karyl up to be her Champion.]]
10th Aug '16 9:01:07 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[{{Deryni}} The King's Justice]]'', Kelson sends Conall and an escort to conduct Princess Janniver and the nuns of a convent sacked by Mearan rebels to safety in Rhemuth, then expresses his wish to leave in pursuit of the rebel forces. "As Morgan gave the orders and the officers scattered to relay them, neither king nor general noticed a R'Kassan scout draw apart from his fellows and disappear beyond the picket lines, obscured by the bustle of breaking camp." He is later revealed to be [[spoiler: an agent of Princess Sofiana's, who shares what she has learned from him with the rest of the Camberian Council]].

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* In ''[[{{Deryni}} ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} The King's Justice]]'', Kelson sends Conall and an escort to conduct Princess Janniver and the nuns of a convent sacked by Mearan rebels to safety in Rhemuth, then expresses his wish to leave in pursuit of the rebel forces. "As Morgan gave the orders and the officers scattered to relay them, neither king nor general noticed a R'Kassan scout draw apart from his fellows and disappear beyond the picket lines, obscured by the bustle of breaking camp." He is later revealed to be [[spoiler: an agent of Princess Sofiana's, who shares what she has learned from him with the rest of the Camberian Council]].
6th Aug '16 12:20:24 PM ACW
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* The Mysterious Watchful Presence [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=75670 watches mysteriously]] at the end of Chapter 1 of ''EverydayHeroes''.

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* The Mysterious Watchful Presence [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=75670 watches mysteriously]] at the end of Chapter 1 of ''EverydayHeroes''.''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes''.
31st Jul '16 12:37:25 PM nombretomado
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* In DCComics's different titles in the months leading up to the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths,'' the Monitor was depicted this way. He was not clearly seen, and he was "monitoring" the activities of different super-powered beings, sometimes intervening in various roundabout ways to put them in jeopardy to "test" them. He was made to look very sinister. Then the actual Crisis happened and he turned out to be the BigGood.

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* In DCComics's Creator/DCComics's different titles in the months leading up to the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths,'' the Monitor was depicted this way. He was not clearly seen, and he was "monitoring" the activities of different super-powered beings, sometimes intervening in various roundabout ways to put them in jeopardy to "test" them. He was made to look very sinister. Then the actual Crisis happened and he turned out to be the BigGood.
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