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9th Dec '17 6:55:58 AM SeptimusHeap
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* When ComicBook/JeanGrey[=/=]Marvel Girl of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} uses telekinesis, visible (to the reader) pink energy is often shown moving from her head to whatever she's manipulating. Other telekinetics often have similar effects (light blue for Justice/Vance Astrovik, purple for Psylocke, dotted lines or translucent white for the Invisible Woman, etc.). Rarely, if ever, is it made clear whether this energy is supposed to be visible or not. Often, onlookers will clearly be unable to tell why an object is moving seemingly under its own power, but on at least one occasion another character referred to Jean's telekinesis as "pink stuff."

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* When ComicBook/JeanGrey[=/=]Marvel Girl of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen uses telekinesis, visible (to the reader) pink energy is often shown moving from her head to whatever she's manipulating. Other telekinetics often have similar effects (light blue for Justice/Vance Astrovik, purple for Psylocke, dotted lines or translucent white for the Invisible Woman, etc.). Rarely, if ever, is it made clear whether this energy is supposed to be visible or not. Often, onlookers will clearly be unable to tell why an object is moving seemingly under its own power, but on at least one occasion another character referred to Jean's telekinesis as "pink stuff."



*** A strange result of this was the case of Ink, a character who thought he had the mutant ability to simulate others' powers by getting an appropriate symbol tattooed on his body (it turned out he was a normal human - it was the tattoo artist who had super powers). One of his tattoo powers was telepathy, which he got from having lightning bolts tattooed on his head, just like the ones used to show Professor X using his powers in old school ComicBook/{{X-Men}} comics.

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*** A strange result of this was the case of Ink, a character who thought he had the mutant ability to simulate others' powers by getting an appropriate symbol tattooed on his body (it turned out he was a normal human - it was the tattoo artist who had super powers). One of his tattoo powers was telepathy, which he got from having lightning bolts tattooed on his head, just like the ones used to show Professor X using his powers in old school ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen comics.
12th Sep '17 6:07:16 PM AHI-3000
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** [[NationalStereotypes/NorthAmerica North America]]
** [[NationalStereotypes/MiddleAndSouthAmerica Middle & South America]]
** [[NationalStereotypes/{{Africa}} Africa]]
** [[NationalStereotypes/WesternEurope Western Europe]]
** [[NationalStereotypes/EasternEurope Eastern Europe]]
** [[NationalStereotypes/{{Asia}} Asia]]
** [[NationalStereotypes/{{Oceania}} Oceania]]
11th Sep '17 9:26:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* MyImmortal is blissfully unaware of the Rule of Perception, as a result of which characters often seem to materialise out of nowhere.

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* MyImmortal Fanfic/MyImmortal is blissfully unaware of the Rule of Perception, as a result of which characters often seem to materialise out of nowhere.
5th Sep '17 5:30:20 PM Peteman
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* Music/BoneThugsNHarmony hit this trope HARD in the 2000's, They would release mainstream albums and people would still say "I thought they broke up?", Or "I didn't know they had a new album out". Despite having previous albums people seem to have short attention spans thanks to the FleetingDemographicRule.

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* Music/BoneThugsNHarmony hit this trope HARD in the 2000's, They would release mainstream albums and people would still say "I thought they broke up?", Or "I didn't know they had a new album out". Despite having previous albums people seem to have short attention spans thanks to the FleetingDemographicRule.
25th Aug '17 11:08:09 AM GeekProphet
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** Inverted in ''Literature/One Of Our Thursdays is Missing'', when a fictionalized version of Thursday comes to the real world and discovers how insanely complex the act of "walking through a crowd" actually *is*, since in her world you simply did it with no details or difficulty, while in the real world you have to do things like "Avoid multiple people travelling in various directions at various speeds and guess which way they will dodge depending upon visual clues never described in books".

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** Inverted in ''Literature/One ''One Of Our Thursdays is Missing'', when a fictionalized version of Thursday comes to the real world and discovers how insanely complex the act of "walking through a crowd" actually *is*, since in her world you simply did it with no details or difficulty, while in the real world you have to do things like "Avoid multiple people travelling in various directions at various speeds and guess which way they will dodge depending upon visual clues never described in books".
25th Aug '17 11:07:36 AM GeekProphet
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** Inverted in ''Literature/One Of Our Thursdays is Missing'', when a fictionalized version of Thursday comes to the real world and discovers how insanely complex the act of "walking through a crowd" actually *is*, since in her world you simply did it with no details or difficulty, while in the real world you have to do things like "Avoid multiple people travelling in various directions at various speeds and guess which way they will dodge depending upon visual clues never described in books".
10th Aug '17 6:24:59 PM Tuckerscreator
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* In ''Film/ZeroDarkThirty'', during the climactic raid, Pakistani civilians neighboring the compound start to approach in curiosity. The SEAL team's translator tries to warn them off in ([[RealityHasNoSubtitles untranslated]]) Arabic, but to no avail. It's not until he cries out "Get away! They will kill you!" in English that the civilians stop, because this is an English-speaking movie.
9th Jul '17 1:07:44 PM ading
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* ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'': Enforced. One of the film's famous rules is that nothing exists until it has been shown on screen; consequently, characters will frequently fail to notice things that should be extremely obvious to them, simply because the audience has not seen it yet.
29th Jun '17 12:49:37 PM Doodler
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** [[spoiler:Thrawn]], despite normally being depicted with MonochromaticEyes (although even that was DependingOnTheArtist), has pupils and an iris slightly lighter than his sclera. This was done because it was difficult to show line of sight without them.
22nd May '17 4:07:32 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** More generally, the [[ColorCodedWizardry colored auras]] that show up around unicorns horns or levitated objects are purely for the benefit of the audience. Some fans forget that the characters are incapable of seeing them.

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** More generally, the [[ColorCodedWizardry colored auras]] that show up around unicorns horns or levitated objects are purely for the benefit of the audience. Some fans forget audience, as they have never been commented on in-universe.
** "A Royal Problem" Has Princess Celestia swap cutie marks with Princess Luna. Despite a prior episode showing the black patches were part of Luna's natural coloration as opposed to her mark, the black is swapped along with the white moon cutie mark for no clear reason save
that the characters are incapable of seeing them.it would be blend into Celestia's white coat otherwise.
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