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16th Jan '17 2:50:50 AM bwburke94
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* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has a whole class of superpowers involving this, known as "Strangers".
** When Imp's power is active, anyone nearby immediately forgets her presence and involvement in events, even if they were physically touching her.
** The villain Nice Guy has a lesser version where he makes everyone around perceive him as a friendly harmless bystander, someone to be politely dismissed and then summarily ignored.



* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has a whole class of superpowers involving this, known as "Strangers".
** When Imp's power is active, anyone nearby immediately forgets her presence and involvement in events, even if they were physically touching her.
** The villain Nice Guy has a lesser version where he makes everyone around perceive him as a friendly harmless bystander, someone to be politely dismissed and then summarily ignored.
13th Dec '16 6:20:53 PM PaulA
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** Then we also have the young boy and insanely clever budding thief, Gher in ''the Redemption of Althalus'' who can 'dodge' telepathic powers such as those from one of the companions, Leitha. As he describes it, he can tell where a telepath is aiming his or her mental "ears" and just "steps out of the way".

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** Then we also have the The young boy and insanely clever budding thief, Gher in ''the Redemption of Althalus'' ''Literature/TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'' who can 'dodge' telepathic powers such as those from one of the companions, Leitha. As he describes it, he can tell where a telepath is aiming his or her mental "ears" and just "steps out of the way".
6th Dec '16 9:49:53 PM bwburke94
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJG698U2Mvo This video]] is a famous trick test. [[spoiler: You think]] you're supposed to count the number of times the people in the video pass basketballs to each other[[spoiler:, but what you're ''really'' supposed to be looking for is the gorilla]].

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJG698U2Mvo This video]] is a famous trick test. [[spoiler: You think]] think you're supposed to count the number of times the people in the video pass basketballs to each other[[spoiler:, other, but what you're ''really'' supposed to be looking for is the gorilla]].gorilla.
13th Nov '16 6:53:12 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In both ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' and ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'', the vampiric power Obfuscate works this way.

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* In both ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' and ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'', the vampiric power Obfuscate works this way. If the use of Obfuscate is particularly successful it can be powerful enough to actually ''technically'' work on recordings by camera and such; that is the subject has ''been'' captured on tape, but the effect from Obfuscate is strong enough to render the subject invisible to anyone trying to view said recording. But the effect won't extend to any objects the subject might interact with on the recording, meaning the recording can still easily be a Masquerade violation.
31st Oct '16 10:36:47 AM LuckyStampede
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* Could fall under a real life example too, since the trick is on the player, but the DarkSoulsII DLC "Crown of the Ivory King" uses this with the Retainer enemies. At first, they sit slumped against walls, completely ignoring your character as you pass. They give no souls when killed, so killing them is a waste of time. Eventually you stop noticing them entirely. [[spoiler: That is, until halfway through the level, when they suddenly become hostile and wait for you to pass or get in fights with other enemies before getting up to stab you in the back.]]
17th Sep '16 9:31:41 PM Kytseo
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* Actively inducing this on themselves is the primary ability of the titular assassins in ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''.
8th Sep '16 8:39:53 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/WitchBank'' by Creator/CatherineJinks, the protagonist's main magical ability for most of the book is to make people not notice her. It's connected to her low self-esteem; during the climax of the book she finds herself struggling to keep it working because her self-image has improved to the point that she now considers herself somebody worth paying attention to.
22nd Aug '16 10:47:04 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/HorusHeresy'', Corvus can make himself unnoticeable to living beings, so that they completely ignore his presence even when searching for him. While it doesn't work on electronic systems such as automatic sentries, people manning such equipment dismiss him as a sensor glitch even when they're miles away.
13th Aug '16 5:37:44 PM htuttle
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* The aliens in ''VideoGame/XComUFODefense'' and ''[[VideoGame/XComTerrorFromTheDeel Terror from the Deep]]'' are able to locate underground bases by detecting brain waves (UFO) and using Molecular Control-based sensors (TFTD). The Mind Shield/M.C. Generator facilities can prevent [=UFOs=] from finding a base by jamming their sensors.

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* The aliens in ''VideoGame/XComUFODefense'' and ''[[VideoGame/XComTerrorFromTheDeel ''[[VideoGame/XComTerrorFromTheDeep Terror from the Deep]]'' are able to locate underground bases by detecting brain waves (UFO) and using Molecular Control-based sensors (TFTD). The Mind Shield/M.C. Generator facilities can prevent [=UFOs=] from finding a base by jamming their sensors.
13th Aug '16 5:37:26 PM htuttle
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* The aliens in ''{{X-Com}}: UFO Defence'' and ''Terror From the Deep'' are able to locate X-Com bases by detecting brain waves (UFO) and using Molecular Control-based sensors (TFTD). The Mind Shield/M.C. Generator facilities can prevent [=UFOs=] from finding a base by jamming their sensors.

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* The aliens in ''{{X-Com}}: UFO Defence'' ''VideoGame/XComUFODefense'' and ''Terror From ''[[VideoGame/XComTerrorFromTheDeel Terror from the Deep'' Deep]]'' are able to locate X-Com underground bases by detecting brain waves (UFO) and using Molecular Control-based sensors (TFTD). The Mind Shield/M.C. Generator facilities can prevent [=UFOs=] from finding a base by jamming their sensors.
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