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27th Jun '17 2:33:34 AM ScotieRw
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* The game Red Light Green Light invokes this trope.
19th Jun '17 12:14:36 AM erforce
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* Parodied in WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's review of ''Film/TheWickerMan'', which starts with a very creepy, SlasherSmile-sporting Tamara teleporting around the room constantly (complete with {{Sting}}) until the Critic just gets irritated by it.

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* Parodied in WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's review of ''Film/TheWickerMan'', ''Film/TheWickerMan2006'', which starts with a very creepy, SlasherSmile-sporting Tamara teleporting around the room constantly (complete with {{Sting}}) until the Critic just gets irritated by it.
19th Apr '17 11:33:37 AM ngh93
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-->'''Kuzco:''' No, it's impossible! How did you get back here before us!?\\

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-->'''Kuzco:''' No, it's impossible! it can't be! How did you get back here before us!?\\



* Amusingly done in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' between Sully and Boo, the latter being a cute little girl who reappears out of nowhere like something out of a horror movie whenever he's got his back turned. Of course, to Sully it ''is'' exactly like being inside a horror movie considering he believes that her presence is deadly to him.

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* Amusingly done in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' between Sully and Boo, the latter being a cute little girl who reappears out of nowhere like something out of a horror movie whenever he's got his back turned. Of course, to Sully Sulley it ''is'' exactly like being inside a horror movie considering he believes that her presence is deadly to him.
6th Mar '17 6:16:50 AM AdelePotter
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26th Feb '17 1:37:07 PM StFan
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'''Yzma:''' [''opens mouth to speak, then stops''] ... How ''did'' we, Kronk?\\
'''Kronk:''' Well, ya got me. [''pulls down a chart depicting their movements''] By all accounts, it doesn't make sense.

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'''Yzma:''' [''opens ''[opens mouth to speak, then stops''] ...stops]'' ... How ''did'' we, Kronk?\\
'''Kronk:''' Well, ya got me. [''pulls ''[pulls down a chart depicting their movements''] movements]'' By all accounts, it doesn't make sense.



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-->Butlers have express permission to appear out of nowhere, so don't be startled.

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-->Butlers --->'''Hayate:''' Butlers have express permission to appear out of nowhere, so don't be startled.



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* By the Changelings in ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW''. The Mane Six take three days to go from Ponyville to their kingdom, but they do it overnight(With the CMC) and later, Chrysalis sends the troops for reporting on how the Mane Six are doing. They come and go without much any trouble, while the Mane Six advance at a normal pace.
* Happens with ComicBook/SquirrelGirl in ''Deadpool: Toon Soon'', with SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} trying to leave her behind three times because he doesn't want her help investigating the murder of Forbius-Man. Naturally FailureIsTheOnlyOption.

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* By the Changelings in ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW''. The Mane Six take three days to go from Ponyville to their kingdom, but they do it overnight(With overnight (with the CMC) and later, Chrysalis sends the troops for reporting on how the Mane Six are doing. They come and go without much any trouble, while the Mane Six advance at a normal pace.
* Happens with ComicBook/SquirrelGirl in ''Deadpool: Toon Soon'', with SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} trying to leave her behind three times because he doesn't want her help investigating the murder of Forbius-Man. Naturally FailureIsTheOnlyOption.



* In FanFic/TotalDramaChris, CardCarryingVillain Todd says it's a standard ability of any villain.

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* In FanFic/TotalDramaChris, ''Fanfic/TotalDramaChris'', CardCarryingVillain Todd says it's a standard ability of any villain.



* The titular pegasus in ''WebVideo/RainbowDashsPreciousBook'', while chasing after a human who's attempting to steal her ''JustForFun/DaringDo'' book, gets a door slammed in her face by said human. The human then turns around to find a pissed-off Rainbow Dash behind him before getting kicked into a telephone pole. Justified, since Rainbow Dash has been shown to be incredibly fast in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic her home series]], meaning she could've found another way out before the human even noticed.



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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', when villains Yzma and Kronk are chasing Kuzco and Pacha, only to get hit by a lightning bolt and plunge into a chasm. But when the heroes reach their (mountain-top) destination, they find both villains there waiting for them.
-->'''Kuzco:''' No, it's impossible! How did you get back here before us!?\\
'''Yzma:''' Ah.... ''[looks confused]'' How ''did'' we, Kronk?\\
'''Kronk:''' Well, ya got me. ''[pulls down a chart displaying the progress of the previous chase]'' By all accounts, it doesn't make sense.
* Rather subtle because the distances involved were so small, but in the scene of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' where Donkey and Shrek are arguing underneath the moon, Donkey demonstrates an unusual knack for getting in Shrek's face no matter which way the ogre turns.
* Used when Victor flees from Emily in ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'', the eponymous character, Phantasm appears to rely a lot on this trope to get around. A ''lot'' of [[SmokeOut Smoke outs]] were involved though. NINJA VANISH!
* In ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie'', when Tom and Jerry have to get the note to Robyn telling her that her father is alive, they wait until Aunt Figg has gotten away from Robyn's bedroom door and walked downstairs. But as soon as they run to Robyn's bedroom door, without making a sound, Aunt Figg is suddenly right behind them and catches them.
* Amusingly done in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' between Sully and Boo, the latter being a cute little girl who reappears out of nowhere like something out of a horror movie whenever he's got his back turned. Of course, to Sully it ''is'' exactly like being inside a horror movie considering he believes that her presence is deadly to him.
* Then ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'' plays with this a few times, particularly with the character Squishy, who is so quiet that he often unintentionally sneaks up and startles people. And he does learn to use that to his advantage.
-->'''Mike:''' We gotta put a bell around you.
* Arguably used in ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' when Jack goes to rescue Sally and Santa from Oogie Boogie. Last we see Jack before the FinalBattle, he was [[MeaningfulBackgroundEvent sneaking in behind Oogie's back]], quite a bit aways from the platform where Santa and Sally was. With the way the scene is set up, it would have been ''impossible'' for Jack to get to the platform without Oogie seeing him, no matter ''what'' sneaking skills being the Pumpkin King would get you.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2'', Gru takes advantage of flashes of blinding light to sneak up on Antonio when he's dancing with Margo. He starts out staring from afar; after one flash, he's suddenly dancing with a man who was next to the Antonio; after another flash, he's directly behind Antonio, and he pounces; after the next flash, both have disappeared; after another flash, it's Gru now dancing beside Margo... at least until Antonio returns with a GroinAttack.
* A rather amusing version is done in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'': Shifu pulls this off by stepping out from behind Po when in the immediately preceding shot he had been standing in front of Po. He was out of the audience's view, but ''not'' out of Po's view. Then, when the shot changes (and, again, with Po watching the whole time), Shifu has teleported ''again''. Po is a bit freaked out by this.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBirdsMovie'': When the birds at anger management go to the beach to see the pigs arriving, Chuck uses his SuperSpeed. To his surprise, Terence is already there.
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* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'': Cro-Marmot can only move off-screen, as well as do some spectacular acrobatics. The other Happy Tree Friends can see this and treat it as a regular occurence, but the audience can't.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
** Tex seems to be capable of this in [[http://roosterteeth.com/archive/episode.php?id=1344&v=trending Revelations Episode 10]], closing the distance (of at least several metres) between her and her target before they even have a chance to fire the guns that they were aiming at her even as she was standing still. Suffice to say that if the screen ever shifts away from Tex and onto who she plans to beat up, they lose.
** Seems to be a common trait among Freelancers. When Wash does it in ''Reconstruction'', Church mentions that he "hate[s] it when they do that."
* All the time in ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool''.
** Cameron appears in the girls' bathroom at Overland Park High -- despite being a college student -- as soon as [[BigBrotherInstinct she heard that her sister Shay was being called a "fucking liar"]]. Which was mere seconds after Shay herself heard about it. And then their little sister Mikayla -- who is in ''elementary school'' -- shows up. This, [[BetterThanABareBulb like everything else]], is lampshaded.
--->'''Trisha:''' Okay, seriously, who is watching the door? How the fuck did a third grader get in here...?
** Also used by Tanner's boyfriend Tristan, when he (somehow) found out Tanner was making out with someone. Despite the fact that Tristan goes to a different school. He immediately bursts into the Overland Park High locker room and smacks Tanner, demanding to know who it is.
--->'''Tanner:''' Did you just ''run'' here, all the way from Blue Valley? How did you even know I was making out with someone?\\
'''Tristan:''' I'm the Perez Hilton of the Blue Valley district, ''I have eyes everywhere''!
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* In ''{{Rhapsodies}}'', Michelle's annoying tendency to show up right behind people [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane might]] be just her showing up from BehindTheBlack [[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/10072013/ but not ]][[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/last-minute-schedule-change/ likely.]]

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* In ''{{Rhapsodies}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Rhapsodies}}'', Michelle's annoying tendency to show up right behind people [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane might]] be just her showing up from BehindTheBlack [[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/10072013/ but not ]][[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/last-minute-schedule-change/ likely.]]



* Every single character in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest''. No really, that's not a joke - it's part of the RP's in-game traveling mechanic. Since there's no map of the island, there aren't any regulations as to which locations characters can move from to get to others. This results in characters (looking at it from a logical perspective) effectively teleporting all over the island. And yes, it has also led to characters fleeing from a villain, and enter another topic, only to find the guy they were running from is ''there already''.

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* Every single character in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest''.''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest''. No really, that's not a joke - it's part of the RP's in-game traveling mechanic. Since there's no map of the island, there aren't any regulations as to which locations characters can move from to get to others. This results in characters (looking at it from a logical perspective) effectively teleporting all over the island. And yes, it has also led to characters fleeing from a villain, and enter another topic, only to find the guy they were running from is ''there already''.



* [[WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends Cro-Marmot]] can only move off-screen, as well as do some spectacular acrobatics. The other Happy Tree Friends can see this and treat it as a regular occurence, but the audience can't.
* Tex in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' seems to be capable of this in [[http://roosterteeth.com/archive/episode.php?id=1344&v=trending Revelations Episode 10]], closing the distance (of at least several metres) between her and her target before they even have a chance to fire the guns that they were aiming at her even as she was standing still. Suffice to say that if the screen ever shifts away from Tex and onto who she plans to beat up, they lose.
** Seems to be a common trait among Freelancers, When Wash does it in Reconstruction, Church mentions that 'hate[s] it when they do that'.



* Everybody in WebVideo/SuburbanKnights.

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* All the time in ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool''. Cameron appears in the girls' bathroom at Overland Park High - despite being a college student - as soon as [[BigBrotherInstinct she heard that her sister Shay was being called a "fucking liar."]] Which was mere seconds after Shay herself heard about it. And then their little sister Mikayla - who is in ''elementary school'' - shows up. This, [[BetterThanABareBulb like everything else]], is lampshaded.
-->'''Trisha:''' Okay, seriously, who is watching the door? How the fuck did a third grader get in here...?
** Also used by Tanner's boyfriend Tristan, when he (somehow) found out Tanner was making out with someone. Despite the fact that Tristan goes to a different school. He immediately bursts into the Overland Park High locker room and smacks Tanner, demanding to know who it is.
-->'''Tanner:''' Did you just ''run'' here, all the way from Blue Valley? How did you even know I was making out with someone?\\
'''Tristan:''' I'm the Perez Hilton of the Blue Valley district, ''I have eyes everywhere''!



* The titular pegasus in ''WebVideo/RainbowDashsPreciousBook'', while chasing after a human who's attempting to steal her ''JustForFun/DaringDo'' book, gets a door slammed in her face by said human. The human then turns around to find a pissed-off Rainbow Dash behind him before getting kicked into a telephone pole. Justified, since Rainbow Dash has been shown to be incredibly fast in [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic her home series]], meaning she could've found another way out before the human even noticed.
23rd Jan '17 6:22:32 PM PreciousTerrestrials
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* Happen with ComicBook/SquirrelGirl in ''Deadpool: Toon Soon'' whit SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} try to leave behind the girl three times because he not want her help in the investigation about the murder of Forbius-Man. Naturally FailureIsTheOnlyOption.

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* Happen Happens with ComicBook/SquirrelGirl in ''Deadpool: Toon Soon'' whit Soon'', with SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} try trying to leave her behind the girl three times because he not doesn't want her help in the investigation about investigating the murder of Forbius-Man. Naturally FailureIsTheOnlyOption.FailureIsTheOnlyOption.
* Any appearance of ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger will have him pulling this multiple times.


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* The "Mannequin Challenge" meme, similar to the above, involves creating a video with several people moving while off-camera.
10th Jan '17 6:47:08 PM nombretomado
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* Paul in WebVideo/CommodoreHustle seems to be able to do this, apparently to [[WordOfGod make him seem more eccentric.]] Whether the real [[LoadingReadyRun Paul Saunders]] can do this remains unconfirmed.

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* Paul in WebVideo/CommodoreHustle seems to be able to do this, apparently to [[WordOfGod make him seem more eccentric.]] Whether the real [[LoadingReadyRun [[WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun Paul Saunders]] can do this remains unconfirmed.
25th Dec '16 11:59:30 PM CJCroen1393
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* The "Statues" game. The object of the game is for the "Curator" to periodically look over his or her shoulder at the "Statues", who are only permitted to move when the Curator isn't looking and in that situation must be moving ''toward'' the curator. The game either ends or starts over once the Curator is tagged by one of the Statues (with said Statue taking the Curator's place).
9th Dec '16 8:29:26 PM iroanxi
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* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', after Zoro decided he wanted a drink, Soundbite stopped paying attention for ten seconds. Somehow this was enough time for Zoro to get halfway across a massive marine base and find a refrigerator with booze, despite ''walking'' the entire time.
23rd Nov '16 1:19:43 PM MarqFJA
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** Isumi Saginomiya does this also, due to having NoSenseOfDirection. This gets invoked when she gets [[UptoEleven Lost]]. She has gone out feed the birds at home and ended up...in Nagi's living room. She also leaves her home(in Tokoyo) to go to Nerima(also in Tokoyo) and ends up....in Greece.

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** Isumi Saginomiya does this also, due to having NoSenseOfDirection. This gets invoked when she gets [[UptoEleven Lost]]. She has gone out feed the birds at home and ended up...in Nagi's living room. She also leaves her home(in Tokoyo) home (in Tokyo) to go to Nerima(also Nerima (also in Tokoyo) Tokyo) and ends up....up in Greece. '''Greece'''.
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