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30th Dec '15 8:29:25 AM Wyldchyld
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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' half the populace of Ichigo's home town have (as a direct consequence of his and [[spoiler:his father's]] presence) become aware of the spirit world and able to see it. But that doesn't mean anyone acts strangely when they see samurai fighting monsters in the park; most write it off as filming for a movie.
** Asano, upon picking up the ability to see spirits, is rightfully terrified of all the monsters and scary samurai he's now seeing.
24th Aug '15 12:44:52 PM StFan
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** Made a PLOT POINT in AstroCity...the end of the world is a nice time for everyone in the neighborhood to rally together, get to know each other, etc.

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** * Made a PLOT POINT in AstroCity...''ComicBook/AstroCity''... the end of the world is a nice time for everyone in the neighborhood to rally together, get to know each other, etc.









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* In ''Film/MenInBlack II'', a giant alien worm with an MIB agent on its back goes barreling at high speed down a subway tunnel and through a station. The commuters look up, watch it pass - and go back to what they were doing. Hey, it's [[BigApplesauce New York]].

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* In ''Film/MenInBlack II'', a giant alien worm with an MIB agent on its back goes barreling at high speed down a subway tunnel and through a station. The commuters look up, watch it pass - -- and go back to what they were doing. Hey, it's [[BigApplesauce New York]].



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* The ''LeftBehind'' series of apocalyptic Christian fiction is a gigantic offender of this, in the bad way. Before the apocalypse even starts, Israel is sneak attacked by the entire Russian nuclear arsenal AND its air force, but all the missiles are harmless and the attack fleet dies without even a single Israeli casualty. Yet nobody seems to pay this *blatant divine intervention* that should probably spark a worldwide conversion to Judaism very much attention. People react with similar blase to the Rapture, rather than a mass realization that "holy crap the premillenial dispensationalist Christians were right, let's all convert to fundamentalist Christianity." The movie version even has Antichrist Nicolai use the Rapture as an excuse for atheism somehow, as it proves that there is no God and "just us." This can be partially explained, perhaps, as being due to copious amounts of demonic mind control on non-Christians. However, this approach still doesn't work as many converted Christians still don't really connect the dots as should be obvious.

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* The ''LeftBehind'' ''Literature/LeftBehind'' series of apocalyptic Christian fiction is a gigantic offender of this, in the bad way. Before the apocalypse even starts, Israel is sneak attacked by the entire Russian nuclear arsenal AND its air force, but all the missiles are harmless and the attack fleet dies without even a single Israeli casualty. Yet nobody seems to pay this *blatant ''blatant divine intervention* intervention'' that should probably spark a worldwide conversion to Judaism very much attention. People react with similar blase to the Rapture, rather than a mass realization that "holy crap the premillenial dispensationalist Christians were right, let's all convert to fundamentalist Christianity." The movie version even has Antichrist Nicolai use the Rapture as an excuse for atheism somehow, as it proves that there is no God and "just us." This can be partially explained, perhaps, as being due to copious amounts of demonic mind control on non-Christians. However, this approach still doesn't work as many converted Christians still don't really connect the dots as should be obvious.



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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer,'' denizens of Sunnydale just shrugged off the vamp attacks as the work of angel-dusted gang members with barbecue forks. During Series Three, we learn that the mayor and the school principal have been participating in the cover-up for their own nefarious purposes, and feeding the "usual line" about gangs on PCP to the news outlets. A little LampshadeHanging disguised as a plot point...?
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on this during "Remembrance of the Daleks". When Ace objects that a Dalek spaceship ''can't'' have just landed in the middle of the day, in central London because surely people would remember it, the Doctor points out several other of his adventures which remain apparently unknown to ordinary folk. "Your species," he notes "has an amazing capacity for self-deception." This is further elaborated on in the revival series, when large-scale occurrences are often blamed by the government on hallucinogenic drugs slipped into the water supply by terrorists.

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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer,'' ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', denizens of Sunnydale just shrugged shrug off the vamp attacks as the work of angel-dusted gang members with barbecue forks. During Series Three, we learn that the mayor and the school principal have been participating in the cover-up for their own nefarious purposes, and feeding the "usual line" about gangs on PCP to the news outlets. A little LampshadeHanging disguised as a plot point...?
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' ''Series/DoctorWho''
** The show
[[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on this during "Remembrance of the Daleks". When Ace objects that a Dalek spaceship ''can't'' have just landed in the middle of the day, in central London because surely people would remember it, the Doctor points out several other of his adventures which remain apparently unknown to ordinary folk. "Your species," he notes "has an amazing capacity for self-deception." This is further elaborated on in the revival series, when large-scale occurrences are often blamed by the government on hallucinogenic drugs slipped into the water supply by terrorists.



** Also averted in the Christmas Special--[[GenreSavvy London is deserted, since they've realized aliens keep attacking at Christmas.]] (Good thing they did, too, because when the Titanic did crash in the alternate 'Turn Left' universe the city got nuked).
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': Early on, when main protagonist Urkel's inventions got the worst of his foil, Carl, it was a bizarre, out-of-the-ordinary event. Later on, as Urkel's wacky inventions became more common, Carl began acting as though it were normal. A case in point: The Season 8 episode "A Pirate's Life For Me," where Urkel reveals his time-travel watch, and Carl simply shrugs his shoulders and even agrees, without questioning it, to travel back in time (to a 1700s pirate ship, where the main story in that episode takes place).
* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Data is transported back to 1890's San Francisco. Nobody there seems to care about or indeed even notice his obvious differences from normal humans. Those who do just shrug it off when he says he's French. Of course the android can speak it like a native.
** Mark Twain, for one, notices the difference, constantly referring to Data as an "albino". Other than his skin and eye colorations, there really aren't any obvious external differences between Data and natural humanoids.

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** Also averted in the Christmas Special--[[GenreSavvy Special -- [[GenreSavvy London is deserted, since they've realized aliens keep attacking at Christmas.]] (Good thing they did, too, because when the Titanic did ''Titanic'' does crash in the alternate 'Turn Left' universe "Turn Left" universe, the city got nuked).
gets nuked.)
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': Early on, when main protagonist Urkel's inventions got get the worst of his foil, Carl, it was is a bizarre, out-of-the-ordinary event. Later on, as Urkel's wacky inventions became become more common, Carl began acting as though it were is normal. A case in point: The Season 8 episode "A Pirate's Life For Me," for Me", where Urkel reveals his time-travel watch, and Carl simply shrugs his shoulders and even agrees, without questioning it, to travel back in time (to a 1700s pirate ship, where the main story in that episode takes place).
* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Data is transported back to 1890's San Francisco. Nobody there seems to care about or indeed even notice his obvious differences from normal humans. Those who do just shrug it off when he says he's French. Of course the android can speak it like a native.
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native. Mark Twain, for one, notices the difference, constantly referring to Data as an "albino". Other than his skin and eye colorations, there really aren't any obvious external differences between Data and natural humanoids.



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* Sometimes seen in the citizens of Townsville in ''PowerpuffGirls''. In fact, one of the promos for the show shown on the Cartoon Network consisted of a live-action version of a Townsville man calmly going to work, ignoring the various aliens, giant monsters, and supervillains he passes along the way, despite one of them briefly turning him into a dog.
** Townsville's denizens do have limits though. In one episode the Girls are forced to use a [[HumongousMecha "Dynamo"]] invented by Professor Utonium to defeat a particularly tough monster. They succeed but end up destroying the entire town in the process, prompting the Mayor to make the Girls promise to never use the Dynamo again and the entire town (including the Narrator) to be rather miffed at Professor Utonium.
* People hang out with the Autobots in most ''{{Transformers}}'' shows like there was nothing at all odd about it. Nobody ''ever'' runs away from them, screaming and babbling about huge metal terrors from beyond the stars. The 2007 movie, however, makes this a plot point: Sam is absolutely terrified when he sees his car transform into a giant robot, and doesn't trust it until it saves him from Barricade.
* The unnamed bartender of the [[BadGuyBar Stacked Deck]] in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', given the kinds of bad guys he serves, is completely desensitized to just about everything. One episode has a fight break out complete with everyone shooting at each other, and the bartender ''rolls his eyes and pulls up a bowl of peanuts to watch''.
** Similarly, the OneSceneWonder [[FanNickname "Thriftie"]], a vintage clothing-shop clerk who is completely unfazed by TheCreeper barging in looking for clothes and scaring all the regular customers away.

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* Sometimes seen in the citizens of Townsville in ''PowerpuffGirls''. ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. In fact, one of the promos for the show shown on the Cartoon Network consisted of a live-action version of a Townsville man calmly going to work, ignoring the various aliens, giant monsters, and supervillains he passes along the way, despite one of them briefly turning him into a dog.
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dog. Townsville's denizens do have limits limits, though. In one episode the Girls are forced to use a [[HumongousMecha "Dynamo"]] invented by Professor Utonium to defeat a particularly tough monster. They succeed but end up destroying the entire town in the process, prompting the Mayor to make the Girls promise to never use the Dynamo again and the entire town (including the Narrator) to be rather miffed at Professor Utonium.
* People hang out with the Autobots in most ''{{Transformers}}'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' shows like there was is nothing at all odd about it. Nobody ''ever'' runs away from them, screaming and babbling about huge metal terrors from beyond the stars. The 2007 movie, however, makes this a plot point: Sam is absolutely terrified when he sees his car transform into a giant robot, and doesn't trust it until it saves him from Barricade.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
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The unnamed bartender of the [[BadGuyBar Stacked Deck]] in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Deck]], given the kinds of bad guys he serves, is completely desensitized to just about everything. One episode has a fight break out complete with everyone shooting at each other, and the bartender ''rolls his eyes and pulls up a bowl of peanuts to watch''.
** Similarly, the OneSceneWonder [[FanNickname "Thriftie"]], a vintage clothing-shop clerk who is completely unfazed by TheCreeper ComicBook/TheCreeper barging in looking for clothes and scaring all the regular customers away.
17th Aug '15 12:44:17 PM Kitchen90
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* ''[[Film/CarryOn Carry On Up The Khyber]]'': In the climax, an uprising threatens to destroy the British Empire's rule of India, due to a local Maharajah discovering a fatal weakness in the local battalion. The British Ambassador decides... to [[StiffUpperLip have dinner]], inviting the Maharajah's daughter as well. The dinner is held even as the embassy is laid siege to, with the window falling down on their heads, and no-one seems to regard this as odd. Even when a Fakir's decapitated head is sent in as a warning, they don't care much ("That's not right. It's closed season for Fakirs!"). The only one who does notice is the local missionary, who goes utterly mad throughout, and is reduced to a sobbing wreck by the end.

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* ''[[Film/CarryOn Carry On Up The Khyber]]'': ''Film/CarryOnUpTheKhyber'': In the climax, an uprising threatens to destroy the British Empire's rule of India, due to a local Maharajah discovering a fatal weakness in the local battalion. The British Ambassador decides... to [[StiffUpperLip have dinner]], inviting the Maharajah's daughter as well. The dinner is held even as the embassy is laid siege to, with the window falling down on their heads, and no-one seems to regard this as odd. Even when a Fakir's decapitated head is sent in as a warning, they don't care much ("That's not right. It's closed season for Fakirs!"). The only one who does notice is the local missionary, who goes utterly mad throughout, and is reduced to a sobbing wreck by the end.
19th May '15 3:55:59 PM fruitstripegum
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** Averted in the new series' third season finale, where the Master references a number of the Doctor's former "disaster in England" episodes during a political speech as his politician alter-ego.* '

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** Averted in the new series' third season finale, where the Master references a number of the Doctor's former "disaster in England" episodes during a political speech as his politician alter-ego.* '
1st May '15 1:10:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Blade}}'', Blade beats up a vampire familiar dressed as a police officer in the middle of a crowded street. None of the passer bys seem to notice.
* In ''{{Hop}}'', during his time in Hollywood, E.B. is noticed by HughHefner, a group of soul singers, a waitress, and Creator/DavidHasselhoff. None of them are freaked out by the presense of a talking rabbit, even though Fred was extremely freaked out by it. Only the Hoff offers so much as a HandWave as to why.

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* In ''{{Blade}}'', ''Film/{{Blade}}'', Blade beats up a vampire familiar dressed as a police officer in the middle of a crowded street. None of the passer bys seem to notice.
* In ''{{Hop}}'', ''Film/{{Hop}}'', during his time in Hollywood, E.B. is noticed by HughHefner, a group of soul singers, a waitress, and Creator/DavidHasselhoff. None of them are freaked out by the presense of a talking rabbit, even though Fred was extremely freaked out by it. Only the Hoff offers so much as a HandWave as to why.
15th Mar '15 10:15:05 PM MitchellTF
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** Made a PLOT POINT in AstroCity...the end of the world is a nice time for everyone in the neighborhood to rally together, get to know each other, etc.
12th Mar '15 8:38:24 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''[[Film/CarryOn Carry On Up The Khyber]]'': In the climax, an uprising threatens to destroy the British Empire's rule of India, due to a local Maharajah discovering a fatal weakness in the local battalion. The British Ambassador decides... to [[StiffUpperLip have dinner]], inviting the said Maharajah's daughter as well. The dinner is held even as the embassy is laid siege to, with the window falling down on their heads, and no-one seems to regard this as odd. Even when a Fakir's decapitated head is sent in as a warning, they don't care much ("That's not right. It's closed season for Fakirs!"). The only one who does notice is the local missionary, who goes utterly mad throughout, and is reduced to a sobbing wreck by the end.

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* ''[[Film/CarryOn Carry On Up The Khyber]]'': In the climax, an uprising threatens to destroy the British Empire's rule of India, due to a local Maharajah discovering a fatal weakness in the local battalion. The British Ambassador decides... to [[StiffUpperLip have dinner]], inviting the said Maharajah's daughter as well. The dinner is held even as the embassy is laid siege to, with the window falling down on their heads, and no-one seems to regard this as odd. Even when a Fakir's decapitated head is sent in as a warning, they don't care much ("That's not right. It's closed season for Fakirs!"). The only one who does notice is the local missionary, who goes utterly mad throughout, and is reduced to a sobbing wreck by the end.
10th Mar '15 5:30:56 PM Briguy52748
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** Averted in the new series' third season finale, where the Master references a number of the Doctor's former "disaster in England" episodes during a political speech as his politician alter-ego.
** Also averted in the Christmas Special--[[GenreSavvy London is deserted, since they've realized aliens keep attacking at Christmas.]] (Good thing they did, too, because when the Titanic did crash in the alternate 'Turn Left' universe the city got nuked).

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** Averted in the new series' third season finale, where the Master references a number of the Doctor's former "disaster in England" episodes during a political speech as his politician alter-ego.
alter-ego.* '
** Also averted in the Christmas Special--[[GenreSavvy London is deserted, since they've realized aliens keep attacking at Christmas.]] (Good thing they did, too, because when the Titanic did crash in the alternate 'Turn Left' universe the city got nuked). nuked).
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': Early on, when main protagonist Urkel's inventions got the worst of his foil, Carl, it was a bizarre, out-of-the-ordinary event. Later on, as Urkel's wacky inventions became more common, Carl began acting as though it were normal. A case in point: The Season 8 episode "A Pirate's Life For Me," where Urkel reveals his time-travel watch, and Carl simply shrugs his shoulders and even agrees, without questioning it, to travel back in time (to a 1700s pirate ship, where the main story in that episode takes place).
1st Mar '15 3:19:23 AM Hylarn
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25th Feb '15 11:44:52 AM WillBGood
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** Similarly, the OneSceneWonder [[FanNickname "Thriftie"]], a vintage clothing-shop clerk who is completely unfazed by TheCreeper barging in looking for clothes and scaring all the regular customers away.
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