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** Continues into ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar Civil War]]'', where he appears out of thin air [[spoiler:behind Cap, who's just found the apartment he's been using as a hideout]]. UpToEleven when we learn that this area is also surrounded by [[spoiler:UN forces trying to arrest him]].
29th Jun '16 7:41:25 AM StFan
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* In ''TokyoMewMew'', Kish regularly appears behind Ichigo to hug or try to kiss her.

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* In ''TokyoMewMew'', ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'', Kish regularly appears behind Ichigo to hug or try to kiss her.



* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''

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** This is also Hikaru Gosunkugi's main shtick; he's supposedly so banal and socially invisible that other characters (even martial artists) fail to notice him until he makes his presence known. It's exaggerated in the anime, where it looks like he's materializing out of the shadow to startle people.

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** This is also Hikaru Gosunkugi's main shtick; he's supposedly so banal and socially invisible that other characters (even martial artists) fail to notice him until he makes his presence known. It's exaggerated in the anime, where it looks like he's materializing out of the shadow shadows to startle people.



* ''Fanfic/ABoyAGirlAndADogTheLeithianScript'': In the first chapter of this ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' fanfic, [[TheHero Beren]] talks to Beleg and Mablung before leaving… and in spite of they were watching him, neither of them saw how he vanished in the woods. He just disappeared.

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* ''Fanfic/ABoyAGirlAndADogTheLeithianScript'': In the first chapter of this ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' fanfic, [[TheHero Beren]] talks to Beleg and Mablung before leaving… leaving... and in spite of they were watching him, neither of them saw how he vanished in the woods. He just disappeared.



* The 'Hi' part happened between Vegeta and Ginyu in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''.

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* The 'Hi' "Hi" part happened happens between Vegeta and Ginyu in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''.



* OnePiece's Fan fiction Website, Ship of fools, Brings us Tarakudo Hunter, who is so quiet that pretty much every time he does anything somebody jumps out of their skin (at one point, he answered a question, and made the person asking jump). Malachi is a more standard case, who tends to appear from nowhere, often entirely unnoticed.
* In [[Fanfic/WeightlessMassEffect Weightless]], [[Franchise/MassEffect Garrus]] pulled one on Aria while she was [[KingIncognito disguising]] as a dancer. To boost the effect, all the cameras were hacked by Archangel's team, too. Needless to say, Aria wasn't impressed to say the least.
* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''[=/=]''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, ''the Master Chief'' (while wearing PowerArmor no less) repeatedly does this to Samantha Shepard. It's entirely PlayedForLaughs so he can drop in to give a one-liner of some kind.

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* OnePiece's ''Manga/OnePiece'''s Fan fiction Website, Ship of fools, Brings us Tarakudo Hunter, who is so quiet that pretty much every time he does anything somebody jumps out of their skin (at one point, he answered a question, and made the person asking jump). Malachi is a more standard case, who tends to appear from nowhere, often entirely unnoticed.
* In [[Fanfic/WeightlessMassEffect Weightless]], ''Fanfic/{{Weightless|MassEffect}}'', [[Franchise/MassEffect Garrus]] pulled one on Aria while she was [[KingIncognito disguising]] as a dancer. To boost the effect, all the cameras were hacked by Archangel's team, too. Needless to say, Aria wasn't impressed to say the least.
* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''[=/=]''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''[=/=]''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, ''the Master Chief'' (while wearing PowerArmor no less) repeatedly does this to Samantha Shepard. It's entirely PlayedForLaughs so he can drop in to give a one-liner of some kind.



* ''FanFic/TheTwilightChild'': The main character manages to perform one of these, while standing in front of the Cutie Mark Crusaders, who by all accounts haven't turned away from her either. Sweetie Belle even questions how it happened.

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The main character manages to perform one of these, while standing in front of the Cutie Mark Crusaders, who by all accounts haven't turned away from her either. Sweetie Belle even questions how it happened.



-->'''John:''' I've got two reserved for tonight.\\

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-->'''John:''' --->'''John:''' I've got two reserved for tonight.\\



'''Sherlock:''' ''[offscreen]'' And then I phoned back and got one for me as well. ''[slides onscreen - turns to Sarah]'' I'm Sherlock. ''[slides offscreen]''

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'''Sherlock:''' ''[offscreen]'' And then I phoned back and got one for me as well. ''[slides onscreen - onscreen; turns to Sarah]'' I'm Sherlock. ''[slides offscreen]''



* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''

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* On ''Series/StargateSG1'', Daniel in ascended form does this quite often. In fact, this is the preferred entrance of most ascended beings.
** Particularly notable in "Full Circle". Jack, Sam and Jonas need Daniel to appear to help them out, so Jack starts looking round the room calling out to him. The camera follows him, panning round the room. When it gets back to the start, Daniel has appeared, ''standing right in front of Carter!'' Naturally, she doesn't notice him until he speaks.
* Paris does it to Rory in ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', prompting Rory's "God! You're like the pop-up book from hell!"

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* On ''Series/StargateSG1'', Daniel in ascended form does this quite often. In fact, this is the preferred entrance of most ascended beings.
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beings. Particularly notable in "Full Circle". Circle": Jack, Sam and Jonas need Daniel to appear to help them out, so Jack starts looking round the room calling out to him. The camera follows him, panning round the room. When it gets back to the start, Daniel has appeared, ''standing right in front of Carter!'' Naturally, she doesn't notice him until he speaks.
* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'':
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Paris does it to Rory in ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', Rory, prompting Rory's "God! You're like the pop-up book from hell!"






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* A favourite tactic of serpent thieves in ''{{Achaea}}'', who rely on various semi-invisibility tricks to creep into rooms and remain unnoticed while they plant hypnotic suggestions in their victim's mind, only revealing themselves at the last moment to snap their fingers in front of the victim's face and activate the suggestions. One prominent thief likes to play this trope literally, saying "Hi." at the moment of the snap.

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* A favourite favorite tactic of serpent thieves in ''{{Achaea}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Achaea}}'', who rely on various semi-invisibility tricks to creep into rooms and remain unnoticed while they plant hypnotic suggestions in their victim's mind, only revealing themselves at the last moment to snap their fingers in front of the victim's face and activate the suggestions. One prominent thief likes to play this trope literally, saying "Hi." at the moment of the snap.



* In ''VagrantStory'', the mysterious Sydney does this. Ashley enters an empty room, looks around and sees nothing, then turns toward the door he entered. As he tries to open it, he finds it is inexplicably locked. He turns around again to face the room, and Sydney is there. Their conversation is intriguing. How he got inside or whether he was hiding there the whole time is never explained.

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* In ''VagrantStory'', ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'', the mysterious Sydney does this. Ashley enters an empty room, looks around and sees nothing, then turns toward the door he entered. As he tries to open it, he finds it is inexplicably locked. He turns around again to face the room, and Sydney is there. Their conversation is intriguing. How he got inside or whether he was hiding there the whole time is never explained.



* Hiroshi in ''VisualNovel/FamilyProject'' has a tendency to either teleport into the screen or somehow sneak into the attic and from there gain access through to the bathroom ceiling to make sure he is present at any events he feels he should be at. Or at least to cling upsidedown to the bathroom ceiling. It's not exactly clear how he does strange things like this and is chalked up to the fact that he is pretty insane.



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* The titular oni of ''VideoGame/AoOni'' is a master of this. [[spoiler:He'll pop out from fireplaces, closets he's (logically) too big to fit in, rooms you were just in - that only had that one entrance! - and will even [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall use the game's large black text boxes to its own advantage when the opportunity arises]] (which is notably played for laughs in the "South Park" version and even lampshaded by that version's Takeshi).]]

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* The titular oni of ''VideoGame/AoOni'' is a master of this. [[spoiler:He'll pop out from fireplaces, closets he's (logically) too big to fit in, rooms you were just in - -- that only had that one entrance! - -- and will even [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall use the game's large black text boxes to its own advantage when the opportunity arises]] (which is notably played for laughs in the "South Park" version and even lampshaded by that version's Takeshi).]]



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* Hiroshi in ''VisualNovel/FamilyProject'' has a tendency to either teleport into the screen or somehow sneak into the attic and from there gain access through to the bathroom ceiling to make sure he is present at any events he feels he should be at. Or at least to cling upsidedown to the bathroom ceiling. It's not exactly clear how he does strange things like this and is chalked up to the fact that he is pretty insane.
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* In ''Webcomic/{{TwoKinds}}'', while Maddie Addie might be an absolute master of this trope, [[http://twokinds.keenspot.com/archive.php?p=854 this page]] shows that Lynne is no slouch at it.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{TwoKinds}}'', ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'', while Maddie Addie might be an absolute master of this trope, [[http://twokinds.keenspot.com/archive.php?p=854 this page]] shows that Lynne is no slouch at it.



* Fubar of the ''WhateleyUniverse'' likes to pop in behind people. (Yes, his codename is really Fubar.) Since it's not his real body but an [[ProjectedMan astral projection]] with [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] to give it the appearance of solidity, he can pop in and out whenever he wants.

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* Fubar of the ''WhateleyUniverse'' ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' likes to pop in behind people. (Yes, his codename is really Fubar.) Since it's not his real body but an [[ProjectedMan astral projection]] with [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] to give it the appearance of solidity, he can pop in and out whenever he wants.



* ToddInTheShadows did it in two CrossOver videos, with TheRapCritic (vanishing when the Critic suggested a Music/LadyGaga review) and [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] (first, appearing in a locked bedroom; then, leaving when FB suggested to watch more Creator/TheAsylum movies; and finally, [[RuleOfThree appearing again]] when asked how the hell Todd vanished). He eventually explains that he "moves in the space between spaces".

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* ToddInTheShadows did WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows does it in two CrossOver videos, with TheRapCritic (vanishing when the Critic suggested a Music/LadyGaga review) and [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] (first, appearing in a locked bedroom; then, leaving when FB suggested to watch more Creator/TheAsylum movies; and finally, [[RuleOfThree appearing again]] when asked how the hell Todd vanished). He eventually explains that he "moves in the space between spaces".



* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'': The Ginyu Force comes out of nowhere while Vegeta's talking, with Vegeta not even realizing it until a few seconds after.
-->'''Ginyu:''' Hi Vegeta.\\
'''Vegeta:''' Hey Ginyu.



* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''; Stewie and Brian are standing by the side of the road, and note that they need a quick escape. A truck passes in front of them, and they're gone. Then the camera pans a few feet down the road. Brian and Stewie are standing there.
-->'''Brian:''' It would probably have been a good idea to get on that truck.
** Something similar happened in the first Chicken Fight between Ernie and Peter Griffin: Ernie the Giant Chicken manages to escape by Peter unintentionally knocking him onto a truck passing under the overpass, with Peter being shocked at letting the Giant Chicken escape. After waving Peter goodbye, the Giant Chicken smugly turns around, only to express shock at Peter being at the next overpass, who then proceeds to jump onto the truck after him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''; when Stewie and Brian are standing by the side of the road, and note that they need a quick escape. A truck passes in front of them, and they're gone. Then the camera pans a few feet down the road. Brian and Stewie are standing there.
-->'''Brian:''' --->'''Brian:''' It would probably have been a good idea to get on that truck.
** Something similar happened happens in the first Chicken Fight between Ernie and Peter Griffin: Ernie the Giant Chicken manages to escape by Peter unintentionally knocking him onto a truck passing under the overpass, with Peter being shocked at letting the Giant Chicken escape. After waving Peter goodbye, the Giant Chicken smugly turns around, only to express shock at Peter being at the next overpass, who then proceeds to jump onto the truck after him.



* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo''. A villain [[SmokeOut throws a smoke grenade]] and gives an EvilLaugh, but when the smoke clears, he hasn't moved at all.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'':
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Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo''. A when a villain [[SmokeOut throws a smoke grenade]] and gives an EvilLaugh, but when the smoke clears, he hasn't moved at all.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Slade combines this with BehindTheBlack. Terra sees Slade's reflection in a mirror and turns around to face him (and we actually see Terra facing in Slade's direction while his reflection remains motionless in the mirror) but when the camera angle changes to show where Slade ''should'' be standing, he's already gone.
** Slade also managed to pull this several times in the Season 1 climax, on Robin. You know, ''the guy who was trained by Batman''.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', 'WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':
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Slade combines this with BehindTheBlack. Terra sees Slade's reflection in a mirror and turns around to face him (and we actually see Terra facing in Slade's direction while his reflection remains motionless in the mirror) but when the camera angle changes to show where Slade ''should'' be standing, he's already gone.
** Slade also managed manages to pull this several times in the Season 1 climax, on Robin. You know, ''the guy who was trained by Batman''.



** Pinkie Pie is able to do this. The strongest examples come from the episode ''Green Isn't Your Color'', where Pinkie is able to appear from an apple cart (with apple in hoof, of course) and from a bucket of sponges ''smaller than her.''

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** Pinkie Pie is able to do this. The strongest examples come from the episode ''Green "Green Isn't Your Color'', Color", where Pinkie is able to appear from an apple cart (with apple in hoof, of course) and from a bucket of sponges ''smaller than her.''



** Trixie... ''tried''. She used a smoke bomb, but everyone could still see her running away once it dispersed - in her second appearance, she tripped.

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** Trixie... ''tried''. ''tries''. She used uses a smoke bomb, but everyone could can still see her running away once it dispersed - disperses -- in her second appearance, she tripped.trips.



* The penguins, both in ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''. The human antagonist in the TV series adaptation, [[ScaryBlackMan Officer X]], was even stealthier, to the point that even the penguins themselves had to spend half an episode unsuccessfully trying to elude him to go for a swim at a nearby lake after he became a zookeeper. In addition, there was Savio, a suave boa constrictor from the Hoboken Zoo who [[CurbStompBattle curbstomped]] the penguins multiple times, easily avoided their bombs and traps, and surprising them when they least expect it.

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* The penguins, both in ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''. ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''.
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The human antagonist in the TV series adaptation, [[ScaryBlackMan Officer X]], was is even stealthier, to the point that even the penguins themselves had have to spend half an episode unsuccessfully trying to elude him to go for a swim at a nearby lake after he became a zookeeper. zookeeper.
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In addition, there was is Savio, a suave boa constrictor from the Hoboken Zoo who [[CurbStompBattle curbstomped]] the penguins multiple times, easily avoided their bombs and traps, and surprising them when they least expect it.



26th Jun '16 7:53:21 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheDresdenFiles'', Morgan often pulls this trick on Harry. Late in the first season, he reveals that he actually turns invisible while Harry (and the audience) aren't looking.
** Morgan's actor suggested that it worked because the cameraman liked him.

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* In ''TheDresdenFiles'', ''Series/TheDresdenFiles'', Morgan often pulls this trick on Harry. Late in the first season, he reveals that he actually turns invisible while Harry (and the audience) aren't looking.
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looking. Morgan's actor suggested that it worked because the cameraman liked him.
15th Jun '16 1:48:17 PM darkship
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* A favourite move of [[Wrestling/Lucha Underground Lucha Underground]] manager Catrina, usually invoked against face luchas like Fenix and possibly achievable because of her supernatural nature. Lampshaded by Dario Cueto during one of her sudden appearances ("you like doing that, like a ghost") and taken to an extreme when she managed to vanish from a casket at ringside.

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* A favourite move of [[Wrestling/Lucha Underground Lucha Underground]] {{Wrestling/Lucha Underground}} manager Catrina, usually invoked against face luchas like Fenix and possibly achievable because of her supernatural nature. Lampshaded by Dario Cueto during one of her sudden appearances ("you like doing that, like a ghost") and taken to an extreme when she managed to vanish from a casket at ringside.
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* A favourite move of [[Wrestling/Lucha Underground Lucha Underground]] manager Catrina, usually invoked against face luchas like Fenix and possibly achievable because of her supernatural nature. Lampshaded by Dario Cueto during one of her sudden appearances ("you like doing that, like a ghost") and taken to an extreme when she managed to vanish from a casket at ringside.
6th Jun '16 6:03:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ToddInTheShadows did it in two CrossOver videos, with TheRapCritic (vanishing when the Critic suggested a Music/LadyGaga review) and [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] (first, appearing in a locked bedroom; then, leaving when FB suggested to watch more TheAsylum movies; and finally, [[RuleOfThree appearing again]] when asked how the hell Todd vanished). He eventually explains that he "moves in the space between spaces".

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* ToddInTheShadows did it in two CrossOver videos, with TheRapCritic (vanishing when the Critic suggested a Music/LadyGaga review) and [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] (first, appearing in a locked bedroom; then, leaving when FB suggested to watch more TheAsylum Creator/TheAsylum movies; and finally, [[RuleOfThree appearing again]] when asked how the hell Todd vanished). He eventually explains that he "moves in the space between spaces".
30th May '16 8:24:22 AM fruitstripegum
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* Arthur. DW occasionally does this to Arthur.

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* Arthur. ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': DW occasionally does this to Arthur.
28th May '16 9:45:12 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''ThePretender'', on occasion. Perhaps most notably in a first season episode where Jarod meets a MagicalNativeAmerican (or one who likes to play up the trope, anyway) who does this, initially confounding Jarod. By the end of the episode, Jarod has picked up the skill from him.

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* ''ThePretender'', ''Series/ThePretender'', on occasion. Perhaps most notably in a first season episode where Jarod meets a MagicalNativeAmerican (or one who likes to play up the trope, anyway) who does this, initially confounding Jarod. By the end of the episode, Jarod has picked up the skill from him.
28th May '16 5:23:31 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': In chapter 1, Shinji saw Rei standing in the street. He turned his head for a second, and when glanced back at her, Rei was gone.
-->''In the distance, shimmering with the heat, there was a girl in a school uniform, her skin as white as alabaster, hair so pale that in the strange afternoon light, it looked blue. She gazed at him with piercing red eyes. Instinctively, he turned his head towards the screech of approaching tires. When he glanced back at the street, the apparition was gone.''
13th May '16 11:43:22 AM MikeW
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** Subverted for laughs in ''ComicBook/BatmanEarthOne'' (which deconstructs much of the mythos). Gordon is talking and turns to find Batman gone...only for Batman to call out "over here" as he just moved to the nearby window.
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