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19th Oct '17 10:24:16 PM Eolewyn1010
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* ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame:'' When Esmeralda is escaping the cathedral with Quasimodo's help, she hides from the guards looking for her by posing next to a statue in a similar pose like the depicted saint, having her hands folded like in a prayer and and looking towards the sky. Admittedly, what sells it is probably less her convincing looks and more the fact that she doesn't move and hence the guards do not look at her more closely.
12th Oct '17 1:59:17 PM ludditetolpuddle
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* Mystique once hid from the North Korean police by disguising herself as a statue of the late "Great Leader" Kim Il-sung; when an officer threatened to shoot a child who he accused of being Mystique, she cried "No you won't!" and knocked him out with a hammer, saying, "Next time you'll get the scythe!"
25th Sep '17 7:24:20 AM cybertoy0
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* Used unsuccessfully in ''Manga/OnePiece'''s Little Garden Arc; Near the end of his fight with Luffy, Mr. 3 uses his Wax-Wax Fruit powers to create a dozen or so statues of himself and hides himself among them. He's confident that Luffy will never figure out which one of him is real, but gets a serious wake-up call (And boot to the face), when Luffy does just by mere instinct.
22nd Sep '17 12:10:43 AM DrFraud
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* In John Collier's "Evening Primrose" pretending to be a mannequin is one of the ways in which the people living in department stores maintain the {{masquerade}}.
12th Sep '17 5:39:24 AM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'': In "The Imp-Practical Joker", Mister Mxyzptlk hides among statutes of gnomes on the roof of a carnival fun house.
16th Aug '17 9:34:17 AM Sharlee
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16th Aug '17 5:52:02 AM foxley
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* In one ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' story, [[LegionOfDoom Legion of Super-Villains]] member Ron-Karr (who has the power to turn tw0-dimensional) attempts to hide from the Legion by plastering himself against the wall and pretending to be a mural. It doesn't work.
20th Jul '17 9:37:34 AM Montanto
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* In the ''Literature/Parker'' novel "Slayground" by Richard Stark, Parker sits in a wax museum display and his pursuers fail to notice him.

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* In the ''Literature/Parker'' ''{{Literature/Parker}}'' novel "Slayground" by Richard Stark, Parker sits in a wax museum display and his pursuers fail to notice him.
14th Jul '17 6:49:52 PM Kotomikun
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Alice tries to hide from Bob, so she pretends to be a statue (or, in more cartoonish settings, even a painting or a relief) in a museum, art gallery etc. Sometimes she has to WalkLikeAnEgyptian to fit in, or get in a suit of armour, or end up holding an empty picture frame in front of herself. Bob typically doesn't catch on, though he looks at Alice suspiciously (bonus points if he says "[[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible I'll never understand this modern art]]" or "What an ugly statue!"). Sometimes Alice will accidentally reveal herself, typically by [[SneezeOfDoom sneezing]], or in worst-case scenarios, Bob will sneeze and she will respond "gesundheit".

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Alice tries to hide from Bob, so she pretends to be a statue (or, in more cartoonish settings, even a painting or a relief) in a museum, art gallery etc. Sometimes she has to WalkLikeAnEgyptian to fit in, or get in a suit of armour, or end up holding an empty picture frame in front of herself. Bob typically doesn't catch on, though he looks at Alice suspiciously (bonus points if he says "[[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible I'll never understand this modern art]]" or "What an ugly statue!").

Sometimes Alice will accidentally reveal herself, typically by [[SneezeOfDoom sneezing]], or in worst-case scenarios, Bob will sneeze and she will respond "gesundheit".
"gesundheit". Often Bob will pass Alice obliviously the first time, only to [[DoubleTake stop a few seconds later and run back]]; either they will have an [[{{Beat}} awkward pause]] before she runs away and he chases her, or Bob will find that Alice [[OffscreenTeleportation has vanished]].
5th Jun '17 9:37:12 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Downplayed in ''VideoGame/RhythmThiefAndTheEmperorsTreasure'': The guards at The Louvre are at least smart enough to recognize Raphael is not a statue, and there are no empty pedestals, so he ''hides'' behind the existing statues instead. Amusingly, as the gameplay cannot work otherwise, each guard happens to be next to one or more of these statues as Raphael runs by.
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