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25th Apr '17 8:48:40 AM RobTan
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** Sloan has demonstrated this ability as well, appearing out of nowhere, then disappearing just as quickly, with no indication that he's using a ttransporter, and no trace that he was ever there/

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** [[TheMenInBlack Section 31]] agent Sloan has demonstrated this ability as well, appearing out of nowhere, then disappearing just as quickly, with no indication that he's using a ttransporter, transporter, and leaving no trace that he was ever there/there. Once he simply stepped through a door, Dr Bashir chased him through a moment later, only to see an empty hallway.
21st Apr '17 9:29:03 AM RobTan
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** Sloan has demonstrated this ability as well, appearing out of nowhere, then disappearing just as quickly, with no indication that he's using a ttransporter, and no trace that he was ever there/
11th Apr '17 3:32:20 AM eroock
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8th Apr '17 11:31:20 AM nombretomado
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* 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".

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* WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows does it in two CrossOver videos, with TheRapCritic WebVideo/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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* The Shadow Man in ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' does this all the time.

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* The Shadow Man in ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' does this all the time.
8th Mar '17 12:02:50 AM AthenaBlue
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* Elijah Cohen, the mysterious servant of God, pulls this in ''Film/SixTheMarkUnleashed''.


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* Elijah Cohen, the mysterious servant of God, pulls this in ''Film/SixTheMarkUnleashed''.
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* Emily in ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' does this on the bridge before sealing the marriage, complete with JumpScare.



* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'' Squishy does this so often they incorporate it into his scaring technique. The dummy turns around to see him staring at it.



* Emily in ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' does this on the bridge before sealing the marriage, complete with JumpScare.



* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'' Squishy does this so often they incorporate it into his scaring technique. The dummy turns around to see him staring at it.



* ''Film/WeekendAtBernies'' produced perhaps the best line of the entire two-film series. Bernie's hitman friend Paulie walks into Bernie's house unannounced, and when Bernie turns around and sees him, they have this exchange:
-->'''Bernie:''' OH! Oh, I didn't hear you come in...\\
'''Paulie:''' Yup... I'm REAL good at that.
* The Landlord and Landlady do an excellent version of this in the film ''Film/KungFuHustle''.
* Happens in every ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' movie. Really, these might just be the only guys who are ''better'' at this than Batman.
* Subverted in the first ''Film/ScaryMovie'', when the killer is seen through the window by one of the characters, who looks away for a moment, then looks back and the killer is gone. ''The audience'' sees the killer quickly but awkwardly [[TreeCover hide behind a tree]] the moment the character looks away.

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* ''Film/WeekendAtBernies'' produced perhaps Elijah Cohen, the best line mysterious servant of God, pulls this in ''Film/SixTheMarkUnleashed''.
* ''Film/{{Alien}}''. While Ripley is inside
the entire two-film series. Bernie's hitman friend Paulie walks into Bernie's house unannounced, and when Bernie turns around and sees him, they computer room talking to Mother, Ash suddenly appears behind her inside the room with no explanation. Note that the door makes a standard "[[DoomDoors whooshing]]'' sound, so he couldn't have gotten in that way.
* Flint does it twice in ''Film/AssassinationGames'', albeit both times where the person he's escaping front is convinced they're still being held at gunpoint, and are babbling for their lives.
* ''Film/TheAvengers1998''. Sir August starts a fight with Steed in a hedge maze. After he knocks Steed's umbrella up in the air, he disappears while Steed is looking up at the umbrella.
* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Batsy pulls
this exchange:
-->'''Bernie:''' OH! Oh, I didn't hear you come in...\\
'''Paulie:''' Yup... I'm REAL
on [[spoiler:Luthor]] in prison near the end. [[spoiler: The guards tell Luthor the warden wants to see him...then the lights start flickering, and they're suddenly gone while Batman is feet from him. Batman then leaves just as stealthily, despite the only visible exit being a long corridor.]]
* [[Film/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]] is so
good at that.
*
it, he does it ''subconsciously''. The Landlord Professor, from the first film, also uses it when he comes to Nikki to pick up the assignment to kill Bourne.
* Kronos of ''Film/CaptainKronosVampireHunter'' has this ability.
* In ''Film/{{Congo}}'', a pair of Mizumu appear at the edge of the camp,
and Landlady Munro tells Peter not to look at them, as they believe their magic keeps them from being seen before revealing themselves. He goes on to say that there are probably twenty more hiding around the camp, ''truly'' out of sight.
* ''Film/CoolRunnings'' takes this UpToEleven when Derice and Sanka hold a meeting for potential recruits for their bobsled team. The lights go down so that Irv can show a video on the sport, which happens to focus on the potential for serious injury/death; when the lights come back on, everyone has left.
* Mick and all of his Aboriginal friends can
do an excellent version of this in the film ''Film/KungFuHustle''.
* Happens in every ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' movie. Really, these might just be the
''Film/CrocodileDundee'' films, but only guys who are ''better'' at this than Batman.
* Subverted
while they're in the first ''Film/ScaryMovie'', when bush. It's used most extensively in the killer is seen through the window by one of the characters, who looks away for a moment, then looks back and the killer is gone. ''The audience'' sees the killer quickly but awkwardly [[TreeCover hide behind a tree]] the moment the character looks away.second movie.



* ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'':
** Spider-Man does it a few times in the first movie. Most notably was when he somehow leapt from the ceiling, out the window and ended up on the underside of the balcony in mere seconds, all without alerting the attention of Norman Osborn, who was in the room at the time and suspected Spider-Man of being there.
** He also does it when bringing [[spoiler:the body of Osborn]] back home. Harry looks away for about a second to grab a gun from a drawer, and Spidey is gone when he looks up.
** In ''Spider-Man 2'', Doctor Octopus appears to do this after completing a deal with Harry Osborn, taking a sphere full of tritium with him. Though initially surprised, Harry does manage to catch a glimpse of Doc Ock on his way out, moving at a normal (and noisy) pace. Somehow, he managed to move about twenty feet in the span of two seconds without managing to make a sound, before deciding to slow down a bit.
** In the third film, MJ walks into her tiny apartment, and walks toward the answering machine, which is near an open window through which light is coming. Then Harry ambushes her, grabs her by the throat, and pushes her up against the wall. Given that James Franco is a shade under six feet, and the character is riding a large hoverboard with glowy bits, one wonders how MJ failed to notice him.
* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', [[WaifFu River]] pulls this off at the beginning of the movie; Simon tries to wake her up, steps way from her to look out a door, turns around, and River is ''there'' in his face, without warning. Making this really impressive is that Simon only looks away from River for an ''instant,'' during which time she apparently wakes up, climbs out of the chair she's in, and runs all the way across the room. It's apparently genetic; Simon pulls one of these on Mal a few minutes later in the film, jumping him as he comes out of the engine room.
* Emelio, the butler of the ''Film/MrDeeds'' remake, is another master of this. In addition to his ability to be standing in front of an elevator's doors both as they close, and as they ''open on another floor'', he can also instantly move from a stage balcony to the podium to deliver a badass line. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCA0Lpy671g One should not underestimate the sneakiness.]]
* In ''Film/{{Pandorum}}'', Gallo does this to Peyton several times. [[spoiler: Justified, as Gallo is a halluncination of "Peyton"'s younger self.]]
* D'Artagnan plays it straight in the 90s version of ''{{Film/The Three Musketeers|1993}}''. Complete with open window.
* There's a nice example in the Mel Gibson film ''Film/ThePatriot''. Eldest son, Heath Ledger, is watching a disastrous Continental Army defeat from the upper window of an abandoned house when suddenly there's his badass French and Indian War veteran Dad standing calmly beside him leaning on his long rifle. On the other hand, he's mostly focused on watching the battle, which is fairly loud as well as visually distracting.

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* ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'':
** Spider-Man
''Film/{{DEBS}}''. Lucy Diamond does it a few times in twice: first when she takes off after meeting Amy for the first movie. time, and again when she appears in Amy's bedroom.
*
Most notably was when he somehow leapt slasher movie characters are fond of stealthily saying both Hi and Bye in their special way. Jason Voorhees seemed pretty good at this in the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' series, and by [[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIIIJasonTakesManhattan the eight film]] it eventually evolved into the OffscreenTeleportation we know and love.
** ''Film/ScaryMovie'', of course, mocked this. When Cindy turns away
from the ceiling, out the window and ended up on the underside of the balcony in mere seconds, all without alerting the attention of Norman Osborn, who was in the room at the time and suspected Spider-Man of being there.
** He also does it when bringing [[spoiler:the body of Osborn]] back home. Harry looks away for about a second to grab a gun from a drawer, and Spidey is gone when he looks up.
** In ''Spider-Man 2'', Doctor Octopus appears to do this after completing a deal with Harry Osborn, taking a sphere full of tritium with him. Though initially surprised, Harry does manage to catch a glimpse of Doc Ock on his way out, moving at a normal (and noisy) pace. Somehow, he managed to move about twenty feet in the span of two seconds without managing to make a sound, before deciding to slow down a bit.
** In the third film, MJ walks into
killer watching her tiny apartment, and walks toward the answering machine, which is near an open window through which light is coming. Then Harry ambushes her, grabs her by the throat, classroom window, he runs and pushes her up against hides behind the wall. Given that James Franco is a shade under six feet, and the character is riding a large hoverboard with glowy bits, one wonders how MJ failed to notice him.
nearest tree when she's not looking.
* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', [[WaifFu River]] '''Godzilla''' of all things pulls this off in ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', usually when underwater, though occasionally he uses smoke and debris clouds.
* ''Film/TheGoldenChild''. While Chandler Jarrell is confronting an old beggar/medallion-seller, the man kicks him in the leg and throws some money in the air. Chandler looks up
at the beginning money, and when he looks down again the old man has vanished.
* ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''. What characters "see" is often dictated by [[BehindTheBlack the edges
of the movie; Simon tries frame]] rather than anything realistic: for instance, at one point Tuco sneaks up on Blondie in an entirely flat landscape, getting close enough to wake her up, steps way from her hold a gun to look out a door, his head before he notices.
* A variation in ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'', when Louis
turns around, on the light and River is ''there'' sits down next to the interviewer in his face, an instant, without warning. Making this really impressive is that Simon only looks away from River for an ''instant,'' during which time she apparently wakes up, climbs out of the chair she's in, and runs all the way across the room. It's apparently genetic; Simon pulls one of these on Mal a few minutes later in the film, jumping him as he comes out of the engine room.
* Emelio, the butler of the ''Film/MrDeeds'' remake, is another master of this. In addition to his ability to be standing in front of an elevator's doors both as they close, and as they ''open on another floor'', he can also instantly move from a stage balcony to the podium to deliver a badass line. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCA0Lpy671g One should not underestimate the sneakiness.]]
* In ''Film/{{Pandorum}}'', Gallo does this to Peyton several times. [[spoiler: Justified, as Gallo is a halluncination of "Peyton"'s younger self.]]
* D'Artagnan plays it straight in the 90s version of ''{{Film/The Three Musketeers|1993}}''. Complete with open window.
* There's a nice example in the Mel Gibson film ''Film/ThePatriot''. Eldest son, Heath Ledger, is watching a disastrous Continental Army defeat from the upper window of an abandoned house when suddenly there's his badass French and Indian War veteran Dad standing calmly beside him leaning on his long rifle. On the other hand, he's mostly focused on watching the battle, which is fairly loud as well as visually distracting.
interviewer seeing any movement.



* This trope is used by the titular nanny in ''Film/NannyMcPhee'', mostly on poor old Mr Brown, pretty much daily. Apparently, however, it's a genetic thing to the Brown family, as Simon, the oldest son, walks into Nanny [=McPhee=]'s empty bedroom, walks by a barren alcove, turns to find her staff resting against a wall, and bangs it, attempting to use the powers Nanny [=McPhee=] has been using the entire movie. The moment we hear the staff hit the floor, Nanny [=McPhee=] calls out, the camera spins, and Nanny [=McPhee=] is seated in a plush chair, with a cup of tea and a book in the empty alcove, with some decor around her. Actually justified in that she's a borderline RealityWarper.
* [[Film/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]] is so good at it, he does it ''subconsciously''. The Professor, from the first film, also uses it when he comes to Nikki to pick up the assignment to kill Bourne.
* ''Film/TheAvengers1998''. Sir August starts a fight with Steed in a hedge maze. After he knocks Steed's umbrella up in the air, he disappears while Steed is looking up at the umbrella.

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* This trope is used by Jonah pulls this on the titular nanny Union officers in ''Film/NannyMcPhee'', mostly on poor old Mr Brown, pretty much daily. Apparently, however, it's a genetic thing ''Film/JonahHex''. He suggests they try talking to the Brown family, as Simon, the oldest son, walks into Nanny [=McPhee=]'s empty bedroom, walks by a barren alcove, turns to find her staff resting against a wall, body themselves. They do so and bangs it, attempting to use the powers Nanny [=McPhee=] has been using the entire movie. when they turn around, Jonah (and his horse) have vanished.
*
The moment we hear the staff hit the floor, Nanny [=McPhee=] calls out, the camera spins, and Nanny [=McPhee=] Hospitaller does this to Balian in ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven''. According to Ridley Scott, this is seated in a plush chair, with a cup one of tea and a book in the empty alcove, with some decor around her. Actually justified in several intentional hints that she's a borderline RealityWarper.
* [[Film/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]] is so good at it, he does it ''subconsciously''. The Professor, from
the first film, also uses it when he comes to Nikki to pick up the assignment to kill Bourne.
* ''Film/TheAvengers1998''. Sir August starts a fight with Steed in a hedge maze. After he knocks Steed's umbrella up in the air, he disappears while Steed
Hospitaller is looking up at the umbrella.not human.



* ''Film/{{DEBS}}''. Lucy Diamond does it twice: first when she takes off after meeting Amy for the first time, and again when she appears in Amy's bedroom.
* ''Film/SpiesLikeUs''. While Emmett is being held by the Tadzhik highway patrol officers, the two KGB Special Branch agents he met earlier suddenly appear ''inside a room'' and begin interrogating him.
* ''Film/{{Alien}}''. While Ripley is inside the computer room talking to Mother, Ash suddenly appears behind her inside the room with no explanation. Note that the door makes a standard "[[DoomDoors whooshing]]'' sound, so he couldn't have gotten in that way.
* Most slasher movie characters are fond of stealthily saying both Hi and Bye in their special way. Jason Voorhees seemed pretty good at this in the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' series, and by [[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIIIJasonTakesManhattan the eight film]] it eventually evolved into the OffscreenTeleportation we know and love.
** ''Film/ScaryMovie'', of course, mocked this. When Cindy turns away from the killer watching her through the classroom window, he runs and hides behind the nearest tree when she's not looking.
* At the end of ''Film/TheMummy1999'', a bandaged hand grabs Jonathan and he freaks out, thinking it's a mummy, but instead, Ardeth has managed to sneak up on them. On a camel.
* The Hospitaller does this to Balian in ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven''. According to Ridley Scott, this is one of several intentional hints that the Hospitaller is not human.
* ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''. What characters "see" is often dictated by [[BehindTheBlack the edges of the frame]] rather than anything realistic: for instance, at one point Tuco sneaks up on Blondie in an entirely flat landscape, getting close enough to hold a gun to his head before he notices.

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* ''Film/{{DEBS}}''. Lucy Diamond does it twice: first when she takes off after meeting Amy for the first time, The Landlord and again when she appears in Amy's bedroom.
* ''Film/SpiesLikeUs''. While Emmett is being held by the Tadzhik highway patrol officers, the two KGB Special Branch agents he met earlier suddenly appear ''inside a room'' and begin interrogating him.
* ''Film/{{Alien}}''. While Ripley is inside the computer room talking to Mother, Ash suddenly appears behind her inside the room with no explanation. Note that the door makes a standard "[[DoomDoors whooshing]]'' sound, so he couldn't have gotten in that way.
* Most slasher movie characters are fond
Landlady do an excellent version of stealthily saying both Hi and Bye in their special way. Jason Voorhees seemed pretty good at this in the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' series, and by [[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIIIJasonTakesManhattan the eight film]] it eventually evolved into the OffscreenTeleportation we know and love.
** ''Film/ScaryMovie'', of course, mocked this. When Cindy turns away from the killer watching her through the classroom window, he runs and hides behind the nearest tree when she's not looking.
* At the end of ''Film/TheMummy1999'', a bandaged hand grabs Jonathan and he freaks out, thinking it's a mummy, but instead, Ardeth has managed to sneak up on them. On a camel.
* The Hospitaller does this to Balian in ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven''. According to Ridley Scott, this is one of several intentional hints that the Hospitaller is not human.
* ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''. What characters "see" is often dictated by [[BehindTheBlack the edges of the frame]] rather than anything realistic: for instance, at one point Tuco sneaks up on Blondie in an entirely flat landscape, getting close enough to hold a gun to his head before he notices.
film ''Film/KungFuHustle''.



* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' has the titular character pull one on Cap, who has been chasing him. They're on top of a roof. The Soldier steps off it. Cap runs to the edge and there's no sign of his quarry, despite there being nowhere he could possibly have gone to get out of sight.
** The Soldier pulls a Stealth Hi on [[spoiler:his boss, Alexander Pierce]] when he shows up in his living room, waiting to be briefed on his next mission.
** 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]].



* Val Kilmer in ''Film/{{Thunderheart}}'' is an FBI agent chosen to investigate a crime on a reservation because his father was Sioux and so the higher-ups think the locals will respect him. A few of the locals pull this trope on him as an insult, implying that a real Sioux wouldn't fall for it. That implication is never tested.

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* Val Kilmer Emelio, the butler of the ''Film/MrDeeds'' remake, is another master of this. In addition to his ability to be standing in ''Film/{{Thunderheart}}'' front of an elevator's doors both as they close, and as they ''open on another floor'', he can also instantly move from a stage balcony to the podium to deliver a badass line. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCA0Lpy671g One should not underestimate the sneakiness.]]
* At the end of ''Film/TheMummy1999'', a bandaged hand grabs Jonathan and he freaks out, thinking it's a mummy, but instead, Ardeth has managed to sneak up on them. On a camel.
* This trope
is an FBI agent chosen used by the titular nanny in ''Film/NannyMcPhee'', mostly on poor old Mr. Brown, pretty much daily. Apparently, however, it's a genetic thing to investigate the Brown family, as Simon, the oldest son, walks into Nanny [=McPhee=]'s empty bedroom, walks by a crime on barren alcove, turns to find her staff resting against a reservation wall, and bangs it, attempting to use the powers Nanny [=McPhee=] has been using the entire movie. The moment we hear the staff hit the floor, Nanny [=McPhee=] calls out, the camera spins, and Nanny [=McPhee=] is seated in a plush chair, with a cup of tea and a book in the empty alcove, with some décor around her. Actually justified in that she's a borderline RealityWarper.
* In ''Film/NowYouSeeMe'', [[spoiler:Dylan]] somehow manages to soundlessly bypass a set of prison bars. However, we don't see how he did it
because the [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome view is blocked by another character]].
* In ''Film/{{Pandorum}}'', Gallo does this to Peyton several times. [[spoiler: Justified, as Gallo is a halluncination of "Peyton"'s younger self.]]
* There's a nice example in the Mel Gibson film ''Film/ThePatriot''. Eldest son, Heath Ledger, is watching a disastrous Continental Army defeat from the upper window of an abandoned house when suddenly there's
his badass French and Indian War veteran Dad standing calmly beside him leaning on his long rifle. On the other hand, he's mostly focused on watching the battle, which is fairly loud as well as visually distracting.
* Played repeatedly and for all it's worth by the film adaptation of Creator/DeanKoontz's ''Literature/{{Phantoms}}'', once involving an ''entire town'''s population appearing in the street. Probably rates as an invoked example, given that [[spoiler: the Ancient Enemy probably learned how to scare the crap out of humans from its victims' memories of horror movies!]]
* Captain Jack's own
father was Sioux and so the higher-ups think the locals will respect him. A few of the locals pull pulls this trope on him as an insult, implying that a real Sioux wouldn't fall for it. That implication is never tested.in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'' at the end of their meeting.



* Jonah pulls this on the Union officers in ''Film/JonahHex''. He suggests they try talking to the body themselves. They do so and when they turn around, Jonah (and his horse) have vanished.
* In ''Film/{{Congo}}'', a pair of Mizumu appear at the edge of the camp, and Munro tells Peter not to look at them, as they believe their magic keeps them from being seen before revealing themselves. He goes on to say that there are probably twenty more hiding around the camp, ''truly'' out of sight.
* A variation in ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'', when Louis turns on the light and sits down next to the interviewer in an instant, without the interviewer seeing any movement.
* Captain Jack's own father pulls this on him in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'' at the end of their meeting.
* Kronos of ''Film/CaptainKronosVampireHunter'' has this ability.
* In ''Film/NowYouSeeMe'', [[spoiler:Dylan]] somehow manages to soundlessly bypass a set of prison bars. However, we don't see how he did it because the [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome view is blocked by another character]].
* Played repeatedly and for all it's worth by the film adaptation of Creator/DeanKoontz's ''Literature/{{Phantoms}}'', once involving an ''entire town'''s population appearing in the street. Probably rates as an invoked example, given that [[spoiler: the Ancient Enemy probably learned how to scare the crap out of humans from its victims' memories of horror movies!]]
* '''Godzilla''' of all things pulls this off in ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', usually when underwater, though occasionally he uses smoke and debris clouds.
* Elijah Cohen, the mysterious servant of God, pulls this in ''Film/SixTheMarkUnleashed''.
* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'', Raphael manages to slip into Vernon's van without Vernon noticing until he revealed himself. Vernon is visibly confused and wondering just how the hell that happened before Raph snaps him out of it.
* ''Film/CoolRunnings'' takes this UpToEleven when Derice and Sanka hold a meeting for potential recruits for their bobsled team. The lights go down so that Irv can show a video on the sport, which happens to focus on the potential for serious injury/death; when the lights come back on, everyone has left.
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' has the titular character pull one on Cap, who has been chasing him. They're on top of a roof. The Soldier steps off it. Cap runs to the edge and there's no sign of his quarry, despite there being nowhere he could possibly have gone to get out of sight.
** The Soldier pulls a Stealth Hi on [[spoiler:his boss, Alexander Pierce]] when he shows up in his living room, waiting to be briefed on his next mission.
** 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]].



* Flint does it twice in ''Film/AssassinationGames'', albeit both times where the person he's escaping front is convinced they're still being held at gunpoint, and are babbling for their lives.
* Mick and all of his Aboriginal friends can do this in the ''Film/CrocodileDundee'' films, but only while they're in the bush. It's used most extensively in the second movie.

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* Flint Subverted in the first ''Film/ScaryMovie'', when the killer is seen through the window by one of the characters, who looks away for a moment, then looks back and the killer is gone. ''The audience'' sees the killer quickly but awkwardly [[TreeCover hide behind a tree]] the moment the character looks away.
* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', [[WaifFu River]] pulls this off at the beginning of the movie; Simon tries to wake her up, steps way from her to look out a door, turns around, and River is ''there'' in his face, without warning. Making this really impressive is that Simon only looks away from River for an ''instant,'' during which time she apparently wakes up, climbs out of the chair she's in, and runs all the way across the room. It's apparently genetic; Simon pulls one of these on Mal a few minutes later in the film, jumping him as he comes out of the engine room.
* ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'':
** Spider-Man
does it twice in ''Film/AssassinationGames'', albeit both a few times where in the person he's escaping front first movie. Most notably was when he somehow leapt from the ceiling, out the window and ended up on the underside of the balcony in mere seconds, all without alerting the attention of Norman Osborn, who was in the room at the time and suspected Spider-Man of being there.
** He also does it when bringing [[spoiler:the body of Osborn]] back home. Harry looks away for about a second to grab a gun from a drawer, and Spidey
is convinced they're still gone when he looks up.
** In ''Spider-Man 2'', Doctor Octopus appears to do this after completing a deal with Harry Osborn, taking a sphere full of tritium with him. Though initially surprised, Harry does manage to catch a glimpse of Doc Ock on his way out, moving at a normal (and noisy) pace. Somehow, he managed to move about twenty feet in the span of two seconds without managing to make a sound, before deciding to slow down a bit.
** In the third film, MJ walks into her tiny apartment, and walks toward the answering machine, which is near an open window through which light is coming. Then Harry ambushes her, grabs her by the throat, and pushes her up against the wall. Given that James Franco is a shade under six feet, and the character is riding a large hoverboard with glowy bits, one wonders how MJ failed to notice him.
* ''Film/SpiesLikeUs''. While Emmett is
being held at gunpoint, by the Tadzhik highway patrol officers, the two KGB Special Branch agents he met earlier suddenly appear ''inside a room'' and begin interrogating him.
* Happens in every ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' movie. Really, these might just be the only guys who
are babbling for their lives.
* Mick and all of his Aboriginal friends can do
''better'' at this than Batman.
** In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'', Raphael manages to slip into Vernon's van without Vernon noticing until he revealed himself. Vernon is visibly confused and wondering just how the hell that happened before Raph snaps him out of it.
* D'Artagnan plays it straight
in the ''Film/CrocodileDundee'' films, but only while they're 90s version of ''{{Film/The Three Musketeers|1993}}''. Complete with open window.
* Val Kilmer
in ''Film/{{Thunderheart}}'' is an FBI agent chosen to investigate a crime on a reservation because his father was Sioux and so the bush. It's used most extensively in higher-ups think the second movie.locals will respect him. A few of the locals pull this trope on him as an insult, implying that a real Sioux wouldn't fall for it. That implication is never tested.



* ''Film/TheGoldenChild''. While Chandler Jarrell is confronting an old beggar/medallion-seller, the man kicks him in the leg and throws some money in the air. Chandler looks up at the money, and when he looks down again the old man has vanished.
* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Batsy pulls this on [[spoiler:Luthor]] in prison near the end. [[spoiler: The guards tell Luthor the warden wants to see him...then the lights start flickering, and they're suddenly gone while Batman is feet from him. Batman then leaves just as stealthily, despite the only visible exit being a long corridor.]]

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* ''Film/TheGoldenChild''. While Chandler Jarrell is confronting an old beggar/medallion-seller, ''Film/WeekendAtBernies'' produced perhaps the man kicks him in best line of the leg and throws some money in the air. Chandler looks up at the money, entire two-film series. Bernie's hitman friend Paulie walks into Bernie's house unannounced, and when he looks down again the old man has vanished.
* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Batsy pulls
Bernie turns around and sees him, they have this on [[spoiler:Luthor]] in prison near the end. [[spoiler: The guards tell Luthor the warden wants to see him...then the lights start flickering, and they're suddenly gone while Batman is feet from him. Batman then leaves just as stealthily, despite the only visible exit being a long corridor.]]exchange:
-->'''Bernie:''' OH! Oh, I didn't hear you come in...\\
'''Paulie:''' Yup... I'm REAL good at that.



* Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse:
** The Noghri. A whole race having trained to hunt and survive on a DeathWorld, their ninja-like abilities are so refined they're often able to sneak up on freaking (and freaked) ''Jedi.''
** Jedi and Sith (or, heck, any force user) also has a tendency to do this as well.
** [[ComicBook/XWingSeries General Melvar]] does a bit of this. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as it turns out he A) has a talent for moving quietly, and B) has installed special hydraulics throughout the ship to allow him to open doors silently, for the explicit purpose of pulling these. His boss finds it annoying but tolerable.
* Kragar of Steven Brust's ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' series is well known for entering a room and not being noticed until he actually speaks. He claims he doesn't do it intentionally; it's just a natural talent (but a handy one for a mob lieutenant). However, it's also why he expects that he'll never be more than a lieutenant; it's not easy to be a mob Boss when people don't notice you.\\\
At one point, a devised plan relied on Kragar's ability to hide out in the open. It actually works, much to the not-surprise of anyone. In one instance, Vlad's wife accidentally sits down on him. In the latest book, Vlad takes great pleasure in finally pulling this on Kragar.



* Series/{{Dexter}} notes that Astor and Cody have the ability to enter a room without their presence being known until one (usually Astor) speaks.
* Harley Quin. [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Not that one]], but rather the title character of Creator/AgathaChristie's collection ''Literature/TheMysteriousMrQuin''. He appears to the elderly AmateurSleuth Mr. Satterthwaite and leads him to ask questions that will lead him to the solution, then disappears. There are signs Quin may not entirely be of this Earth.
* [[Creator/JRRTolkien Hobbits]] are said to be good in that. A widely known InformedAbility. Well, a couple of them turned up in the middle of ''Mordor'' without anyone seeing them come in. [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]] is [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] as having this ability. [[AWizardDidIt "He is a wizard, you know."]] It's also how [[spoiler:Merry managed to stab the Witch King of Angmar in the leg.]]

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* Series/{{Dexter}} notes Kragar of Steven Brust's ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' series is well known for entering a room and not being noticed until he actually speaks. He claims he doesn't do it intentionally; it's just a natural talent (but a handy one for a mob lieutenant). However, it's also why he expects that Astor and Cody have the he'll never be more than a lieutenant; it's not easy to be a mob Boss when people don't notice you.\\\
At one point, a devised plan relied on Kragar's
ability to enter a room without their presence being known until one (usually Astor) speaks.
* Harley Quin. [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Not that one]], but rather
hide out in the title character of Creator/AgathaChristie's collection ''Literature/TheMysteriousMrQuin''. He appears open. It actually works, much to the elderly AmateurSleuth Mr. Satterthwaite and leads him to ask questions that will lead him to not-surprise of anyone. In one instance, Vlad's wife accidentally sits down on him. In the solution, then disappears. There are signs Quin may not entirely be of latest book, Vlad takes great pleasure in finally pulling this Earth.
on Kragar.
* [[Creator/JRRTolkien Hobbits]] are said ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': In book one, ''Literature/StormFront'', Morgan pulls this on Harry, who lampshades how terrifying it is to be good in that. A widely known InformedAbility. Well, have a couple man suddenly appear out of them turned up nowhere in the middle of ''Mordor'' without anyone seeing them come in. [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]] is [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] as having the night with a sword in hand, never mind the fact that this ability. [[AWizardDidIt "He is particular man has a wizard, you know."]] It's also how [[spoiler:Merry managed to stab the Witch King of Angmar in the leg.]]grudge against him.



* Bondsmagi of the Literature/GentlemanBastard series are notorious for pulling this, generally much to the surprise and/or irritation of whoever they're dropping in on.



* Elli Quinn pulls this twice in ''Literature/EthanOfAthos'', both times by quietly leaving while everyone else is distracted by something very attention-holding. Fulfills the "audience doesn't see" criteria because the author doesn't describe her departure, just the reaction when somebody turns and looks for her.



* The Rangers in ''Literature/RangersApprentice'' are well known for this. Halt in particular likes appearing apparently out of nowhere. RealityEnsues when Horace, wearing a Ranger cloak, tries to pull this off...and it's pointed out that he's [[PlayedForLaughs ''riding a one-ton warhorse.'']]
* In the "between the numbers" entries in the Literature/StephaniePlum series and the Lizzy Tucker spinoff series, Diesel is an expert at this. His cousin Wulf ''can'' do a quite good Stealth Hi/Bye if he wants, but prefers a more dramatically pyrotechnic approach.
* Bondsmagi of the Literature/GentlemanBastard series are notorious for pulling this, generally much to the surprise and/or irritation of whoever they're dropping in on.



* Harley Quin. [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Not that one]], but rather the title character of Creator/AgathaChristie's collection ''Literature/TheMysteriousMrQuin''. He appears to the elderly AmateurSleuth Mr. Satterthwaite and leads him to ask questions that will lead him to the solution, then disappears. There are signs Quin may not entirely be of this Earth.
* The Rangers in ''Literature/RangersApprentice'' are well known for this. Halt in particular likes appearing apparently out of nowhere. RealityEnsues when Horace, wearing a Ranger cloak, tries to pull this off . . . and it's pointed out that he's [[PlayedForLaughs ''riding a one-ton warhorse.'']]



* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** The Noghri. A whole race having trained to hunt and survive on a DeathWorld, their ninja-like abilities are so refined they're often able to sneak up on freaking (and freaked) ''Jedi.''
** Jedi and Sith (or, heck, any force user) also has a tendency to do this as well.
** [[ComicBook/XWingSeries General Melvar]] does a bit of this. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as it turns out he A) has a talent for moving quietly, and B) has installed special hydraulics throughout the ship to allow him to open doors silently, for the explicit purpose of pulling these. His boss finds it annoying but tolerable.
* In the "between the numbers" entries in the Literature/StephaniePlum series and the Lizzy Tucker spinoff series, Diesel is an expert at this. His cousin Wulf ''can'' do a quite good Stealth Hi/Bye if he wants, but prefers a more dramatically pyrotechnic approach.



* In the first book of the ''Literature/DresdenFiles,'' Morgan pulls this on Harry, who lampshades how terrifying it is to have a man suddenly appear out of nowhere in the middle of the night with a sword in hand, never mind the fact that this particular man has a grudge against him.

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* In the first book [[Creator/JRRTolkien Hobbits]] are said to be good in that. A widely known InformedAbility. Well, a couple of the ''Literature/DresdenFiles,'' Morgan pulls this on Harry, who lampshades how terrifying it is to have a man suddenly appear out of nowhere them turned up in the middle of the night with a sword in hand, never mind the fact that ''Mordor'' without anyone seeing them come in. [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]] is [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] as having this particular man has ability. [[AWizardDidIt "He is a grudge against him.
wizard, you know."]] It's also how [[spoiler:Merry managed to stab the Witch King of Angmar in the leg.]]
* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': Elli Quinn pulls this twice in ''Literature/EthanOfAthos'', both times by quietly leaving while everyone else is distracted by something very attention-holding. Fulfills the "audience doesn't see" criteria because the author doesn't describe her departure, just the reaction when somebody turns and looks for her.



* Series/{{Dexter}} notes that Astor and Cody have the ability to enter a room without their presence being known until one (usually Astor) speaks.



** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath "Deep Breath"]]: Clara is waiting for the Doctor in the back booth of a restaurant, only to smell something awful, look to her left and discover him sitting at the table.



* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E15ThroughImperialEyes "Through Imperial Eyes"]], [[spoiler:[[ReverseMole Agent Kallus]]]] pulls one on Ezra when they're in Thrawn's office. This is especially impressive because normally, when you have a Jedi, a non-Force-user and this trope, it's usually the Jedi pulling it on the non-Force-user instead of the other way around.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':
** At the end of [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsSparkOfRebellion "Spark of Rebellion"]], Kanan pulls it on Ezra ''twice'' while on the top level of the old communications tower Ezra lives in. Jedi tend to be good at this by default.
**
In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E15ThroughImperialEyes "Through Imperial Eyes"]], [[spoiler:[[ReverseMole Agent Kallus]]]] pulls one on Ezra when they're in Thrawn's office. ''Ezra doesn't even hear the door opening and closing.'' This is especially impressive because normally, when you have a Jedi, a non-Force-user and this trope, it's usually the Jedi pulling it on the non-Force-user instead of the other way around.
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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Batsy pulls this on [[spoiler:Luthor]] in prison near the end. [[spoiler: The guards tell Luthor the warden wants to see him...then the lights start flickering, and they're suddenly gone while Batman is feet from him. Batman then leaves just as stealthily, despite the only visible exit being a long corridor.]]


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* In the Superman fan film ''One on One,'' Clark Kent pulls this on a young woman he's been interviewing. No prizes for guessing how...


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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Batsy pulls this on [[spoiler:Luthor]] in prison near the end. [[spoiler: The guards tell Luthor the warden wants to see him...then the lights start flickering, and they're suddenly gone while Batman is feet from him. Batman then leaves just as stealthily, despite the only visible exit being a long corridor.]]
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* In the first book of the ''Literature/DresdenFiles,'' Morgan pulls this on Harry, who lampshades how terrifying it is to have a man suddenly appear out of nowhere in the middle of the night with a sword in hand, never mind the fact that this particular man has a grudge against him.
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* This trope is used by the titular nanny in ''Film/NannyMcPhee'', mostly on poor old Mr Brown, pretty much daily. Apparently, however, it's a genetic thing to the Brown family, as Simon, the oldest son, walks into Nanny [=McPhee=]'s empty bedroom, walks by a barren alcove, turns to find her staff resting against a wall, and bangs it, attempting to use the powers Nanny [=McPhee=] has been using the entire movie. The moment we hear the staff hit the floor, Nanny [=McPhee=] calls out, the camera spins, and Nanny [=McPhee=] is seated in a plush chair, with a cup of tea and a book in the empty alcove, with some decor around her.

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* This trope is used by the titular nanny in ''Film/NannyMcPhee'', mostly on poor old Mr Brown, pretty much daily. Apparently, however, it's a genetic thing to the Brown family, as Simon, the oldest son, walks into Nanny [=McPhee=]'s empty bedroom, walks by a barren alcove, turns to find her staff resting against a wall, and bangs it, attempting to use the powers Nanny [=McPhee=] has been using the entire movie. The moment we hear the staff hit the floor, Nanny [=McPhee=] calls out, the camera spins, and Nanny [=McPhee=] is seated in a plush chair, with a cup of tea and a book in the empty alcove, with some decor around her. Actually justified in that she's a borderline RealityWarper.



* The rangers in ''Literature/RangersApprentice'' are well known for this. Halt in particular likes appearing apparently out of nowhere.

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* The rangers Rangers in ''Literature/RangersApprentice'' are well known for this. Halt in particular likes appearing apparently out of nowhere. RealityEnsues when Horace, wearing a Ranger cloak, tries to pull this off...and it's pointed out that he's [[PlayedForLaughs ''riding a one-ton warhorse.'']]
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