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23rd Aug '16 9:44:39 PM PaulA
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* In "Wayne Manor", part of the ''Fanfic/SorrowfulAndImmaculateHearts'' series, eight-year-old Bruce is already good enough at this to catch out a secret agent who's trained to be alert to his surroundings.
18th Aug '16 11:17:37 PM foxley
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* ''Spies Like Us''. 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.

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* ''Spies Like Us''.''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.


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** In "Remembrance of the Daleks", the creepy schoolgirl vanishes more than once when someone turns their head away from her for a few seconds.
18th Aug '16 1:04:21 AM PaulA
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* Elli Quinn of the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' pulls this twice in ''Ethan of Athos'', 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.

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* Elli Quinn of the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' pulls this twice in ''Ethan of Athos'', ''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.
8th Aug '16 1:09:27 PM StFan
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** According to ''{{Webcomic/JL8}}'', Bruce [[http://limbero.org/jl8/40 was able to pull this off]] even as a child.

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** According to ''{{Webcomic/JL8}}'', ''Webcomic/{{JL8}}'', Bruce [[http://limbero.org/jl8/40 was able to pull this off]] even as a child.



** In the Alternate Ending of ''Fanfic/NoDawnNoDay'', Cassandra Cain does this to Batman (Damian Wayne) - she appears in the Batcave, punches him in the face, and departs.

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** In the Alternate Ending of ''Fanfic/NoDawnNoDay'', Cassandra Cain does this to Batman (Damian Wayne) - -- she appears in the Batcave, punches him in the face, and departs.departs.
** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=514VuQOyt3Q Sesssion #19]] of ''WebVideo/SuperTherapy'', Batman is just suddenly sitting on the couch, next to the Joker, startling him.



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* It's a OnceAnEpisode moment in [[FrancoBelgianComics French comic]] ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'', and several {{Animated Adaptation}}s too, for the eponymous character always disappears when people are trying to reward him. {{Lampshade}}d in ''Tous à l'Ouest'' when he actually tries to tell everybody he's leaving, but they're too busy bickering to notice until he's left.

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* It's a OnceAnEpisode OncePerEpisode moment in [[FrancoBelgianComics French comic]] ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'', and several {{Animated Adaptation}}s too, for the eponymous character always disappears when people are trying to reward him. {{Lampshade}}d in ''Tous à l'Ouest'' when he actually tries to tell everybody he's leaving, but they're too busy bickering to notice until he's left.



* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} is also fond of this. Notably, he once pulled it off inside the cockpit of a plane while it was in flight (okay, coming in to land). On a ninja with psychic powers.
** Wolverine has an unusual advantage in that he's ''short'', making it easier for him to hide.
** Likewise his OppositeSexClone/daughter, ComicBook/{{X 23}}. In one case she appears out of nowhere to regroup with Hazmat and Reptil (who hangs a lampshade on it) in ''ComicBook/AvengersArena'', and her fight against the Facility mooks sent to recapture her in ''Target X'' has her taking many of them down Batman-style (before Kimura does it to ''her''). Justified due to ''extensive'' training as an assassin, and arguably the genetics she shares with daddy.
* ComicBook/SpiderMan's been known to do this too, although it's usually played more comedically.
** He often does this by webbing himself to a nearby out-of-sight surface, like an exterior wall.
* Spider-Man is on the receiving end in Sensational Spider-Man Volume 2, Issue 40 when a non-descript homeless guy ([[spoiler: The One Above All, aka God]]) approaches while Peter is giving a vicious beat-down to a [[spoiler: city dumpster]], without setting off Peter's spider sense.

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* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} is also fond of this. Notably, he once pulled it off inside the cockpit of a plane while it was in flight (okay, coming in to land). On a ninja with psychic powers.
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powers. Wolverine has an unusual advantage in that he's ''short'', making it easier for him to hide.
** * Likewise his OppositeSexClone/daughter, ComicBook/{{X 23}}. In one case she appears out of nowhere to regroup with Hazmat and Reptil (who hangs a lampshade on it) in ''ComicBook/AvengersArena'', and her fight against the Facility mooks sent to recapture her in ''Target X'' has her taking many of them down Batman-style (before Kimura does it to ''her''). Justified due to ''extensive'' training as an assassin, and arguably the genetics she shares with daddy.
* ComicBook/SpiderMan's been known to do this too, although it's usually played more comedically.
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comedically. He often does this by webbing himself to a nearby out-of-sight surface, like an exterior wall.
* Spider-Man is on the receiving end in Sensational Spider-Man Volume 2, Issue 40 when a non-descript homeless guy ([[spoiler: The One Above All, aka a.k.a. God]]) approaches while Peter is giving a vicious beat-down to a [[spoiler: city dumpster]], without setting off Peter's spider sense.



* John Constantine pulled this on ''Comicbook/SwampThing''. "How do you baffle a vegetable?"
* In the 2005 ComicBook/BlueBeetle series, Peacemaker manages to pull this while riding a motorcycle.

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* John Constantine pulled this on ''Comicbook/SwampThing''.ComicBook/SwampThing. "How do you baffle a vegetable?"
* In the 2005 ComicBook/BlueBeetle ''ComicBook/BlueBeetle'' series, Peacemaker manages to pull this while riding a motorcycle.



* ''FanFic/NobodyDies'': If you see an airduct in Tokyo-3, chances are that you are BeingWatched. This is Terrifying!Rei's trademark move, on borderline-BigBrotherIsWatching levels. ''"[[ParanoiaFuel Heee~ey...]]"'' On (at least...) one occasion she did it on purpose to ScareEmStraight.

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* ''FanFic/NobodyDies'': ''Fanfic/NobodyDies'': If you see an airduct in Tokyo-3, chances are that you are BeingWatched. This is Terrifying!Rei's trademark move, on borderline-BigBrotherIsWatching levels. ''"[[ParanoiaFuel Heee~ey...]]"'' On (at least...) one occasion she did it on purpose to ScareEmStraight.



* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''

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* ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy''

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* ''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.

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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
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''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.



* In the 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.''

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* In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse:
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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.''



* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''

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** ''Discworld/NightWatch'' shows Vetinari training himself in this. He got so good at it that he ''flunked'' his stealth class for lack of attendance - despite having never missed a class.
-->"Where is Havelock?" cried Madam Meserole.\\

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** ''Discworld/NightWatch'' shows Vetinari training himself in this. He got so good at it that he ''flunked'' his stealth class for lack of attendance - -- despite having never missed a class.
-->"Where --->"Where is Havelock?" cried Madam Meserole.\\



* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' has the enigmatic Mrs. Frederic, who rarely enters or leaves a room except via this method. Her bodyguard and the Regents (MarkSheppard, at least) seem capable of doing it as well.

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* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' has the ''Series/Warehouse13'':
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enigmatic Mrs. Frederic, who rarely enters or leaves a room except via this method. Her bodyguard and the Regents (MarkSheppard, at least) seem capable of doing it as well.



** In the DistantFinale epilogue, Claudia - as new Caretaker Miss Donovan - does this to the new agents.

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** In the DistantFinale epilogue, Claudia - -- as new Caretaker Miss Donovan - -- does this to the new agents.



* An episode of ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'' featured a [[TheMenInBlack mysterious government agent]] checking up on the characters. He had a bad habit of surprising people with a "stealth hi" (his exits were normal), but in a subversion he was also disarmingly cheerful and helpful.

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'' ''Series/Numb3rs'' featured a [[TheMenInBlack mysterious government agent]] checking up on the characters. He had a bad habit of surprising people with a "stealth hi" (his exits were normal), but in a subversion he was also disarmingly cheerful and helpful.



* ''TabletopGames/MaidRPG'' has a few different versions. As a maid, if you get the power 'Trespass', you can intrude on any scene - including if another character uses the power that makes another dimension solely for them and one other character. The power 'Stalking' makes you completely undetectable while following someone, so you could just appear after following them. And then of course there's 'Teleport'. As a butler, you can also get 'Stalking'. You can also get 'Now You See Him...' which is exactly this, or 'Two As One', which is limited to appearing near the master when in danger. As these have nothing to do with colors, you could even be wearing rainbow tie-die dress or suit while doing this.

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* ''TabletopGames/MaidRPG'' has a few different versions. As a maid, if you get the power 'Trespass', you can intrude on any scene - including if another character uses the power that makes another dimension solely for them and one other character. The power 'Stalking' makes you completely undetectable while following someone, so you could just appear after following them. And then of course there's 'Teleport'. "Teleport". As a butler, you can also get 'Stalking'. "Stalking". You can also get 'Now "Now You See Him...' " which is exactly this, or 'Two As One', "Two as One", which is limited to appearing near the master when in danger. As these have nothing to do with colors, you could even be wearing rainbow tie-die dress or suit while doing this.



* ''TabletopGame/DungeonAndDragons'': The 3.5 supplement ''Exemplars of Evil'' has a monk alternate class feature called "Invisible Fist". It allows one to turn invisible for 1 round every 4 rounds. Very useful in fights, of course, but can also be used to make sneaky entrances and departures, without wasting any ressource for such theatrics.



** Kasumi's special attack - she {{Lampshades}} it with her "Now you see me..."

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** Kasumi's special attack - -- she {{Lampshades}} it with her "Now you see me..."



* KingdomHearts is full of them. Riku and Mickey are quite good at it, but the Organization 13 are experts. Xaldin manages to sneak up on Roxas, but the best example has to be Xion and Roxas, who manage to disappear in front of Carpet and Genie... in the middle of a vast open desert... while wearing black robes. That takes skill. Or a black swirling vortex that they use to travel between the worlds...

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* KingdomHearts ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' is full of them. Riku and Mickey are quite good at it, but the Organization 13 are experts. Xaldin manages to sneak up on Roxas, but the best example has to be Xion and Roxas, who manage to disappear in front of Carpet and Genie... in the middle of a vast open desert... while wearing black robes. That takes skill. Or a black swirling vortex that they use to travel between the worlds...
31st Jul '16 7:41:19 PM Adeon
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* [[McNinja Smoke Knights]] in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' are well versed in this. One of their particular specialties involves replacing themselves or another person with a life-sized dummy.
29th Jul '16 2:52:55 PM StFan
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* In ''[[AtelierSeries Atelier Totori]]'', Totori's father is an absolute ''master'' of this. In nearly every conversation with him, the characters freak out after his first line and wonder when he showed up. In his case, it's because he has so little presence that even his own daughters often forget he's there.
* A character ''joins your party'' using this trope in {{Suikoden 3}} - simply travel through the appropriate area with space in your party, and he'll somehow slip into your ranks with no warning or notification whatsoever.
** Ditto the [[BadassAdorable flying squirrels]] in ''SuikodenII''. While Mukumuku can be recruited in another way, the other four only appear if you wander around a certain area with a space in your party and wait.
* Shadow the Hedgehog, of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fame, pulls off an absolutely ''awesome'' subversion in "The Fall" stage of [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog his titular game]]. [[spoiler: The GUN Commander gives him a (completely unjustified) [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed Maria]] rant with a gun between Shadow's eyes, then pulls the trigger while the camera is on his face. Cue the camera cutting to behind the Commander - revealing ''Shadow is gone''. And then panning down to reveal Shadow is standing ''behind the Commander'', arms crossed.]]

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* In ''[[AtelierSeries Atelier Totori]]'', ''VideoGame/AtelierTotoriTheAdventurerOfArland'', Totori's father is an absolute ''master'' of this. In nearly every conversation with him, the characters freak out after his first line and wonder when he showed up. In his case, it's because he has so little presence that even his own daughters often forget he's there.
* ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'':
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A character ''joins your party'' using this trope in {{Suikoden 3}} - ''VideoGame/SuikodenIII'' -- simply travel through the appropriate area with space in your party, and he'll somehow slip into your ranks with no warning or notification whatsoever.
** Ditto the [[BadassAdorable flying squirrels]] in ''SuikodenII''.''VideoGame/SuikodenII''. While Mukumuku can be recruited in another way, the other four only appear if you wander around a certain area with a space in your party and wait.
* Shadow the Hedgehog, of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fame, pulls off an absolutely ''awesome'' subversion in "The Fall" stage of [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog his titular game]]. [[spoiler: The GUN Commander gives him a (completely unjustified) [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed Maria]] rant with a gun between Shadow's eyes, then pulls the trigger while the camera is on his face. Cue the camera cutting to behind the Commander - -- revealing ''Shadow is gone''. And then panning down to reveal Shadow is standing ''behind the Commander'', arms crossed.]]



* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', as both a [[McNinja ninja]] and a Franchise/{{Batman}} fanboy, Dr. [=McNinja=] is pretty much ''obligated'' to do this. [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/10p36 One such example.]]
** [=McNinja=] breaks it down to the bare essentials [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/28p16/ here.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', as both a [[McNinja ninja]] and a Franchise/{{Batman}} fanboy, Dr. [=McNinja=] is pretty much ''obligated'' to do this. [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/10p36 One such example.]]
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]] [=McNinja=] breaks it down to the bare essentials [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/28p16/ here.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'', a typical episode would begin with Dungeon Master saying something off-screen, the characters going "Dungeon Master!" and then cutting to him as he gave out a set of cryptic clues and warnings, before either the characters looked away, or he walked behind a tree or rock -- and not appearing on the other side.
* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny did this all the time. Also Daffy, and in one of his cartoons, ''The Little Man from the Draft Board''.
* In {{Droopy}}'s case, there's often more than one Droopy. Whenever the antagonist wonders how Droopy could be everywhere at once, it turns out there are hundreds of them.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'', a typical episode would begin begins with Dungeon Master saying something off-screen, the characters going "Dungeon Master!" and then cutting to him as he gave gives out a set of cryptic clues and warnings, before either the characters looked look away, or he walked walks behind a tree or rock -- and not appearing on the other side.
* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny did does this all the time. Also Daffy, and in one of his cartoons, ''The "The Little Man from the Draft Board''.
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* In {{Droopy}}'s WesternAnimation/{{Droopy}}'s case, there's often more than one Droopy. Whenever the antagonist wonders how Droopy could can be everywhere at once, it turns out there are hundreds of them.



** 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 can 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.''
28th Jul '16 7:23:57 AM Morgenthaler
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** It also has Vimes show himself to be DangerouslyGenreSavvy with regards to the Stealth Hi/Bye used by the History Monks -- not that it helps. He sees a monk, and then a cart begins to pass in front of him. He drops to the ground, watching the monk's feet. As it's partway past him, his feet are still there. As it's halfway past him, his feet are still there. As it's mostly past him, his feet are still there. When it's completely past him, he's gone.

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** It also has Vimes show himself to be DangerouslyGenreSavvy aware with regards to the Stealth Hi/Bye used by the History Monks -- not that it helps. He sees a monk, and then a cart begins to pass in front of him. He drops to the ground, watching the monk's feet. As it's partway past him, his feet are still there. As it's halfway past him, his feet are still there. As it's mostly past him, his feet are still there. When it's completely past him, he's gone.
23rd Jul '16 11:54:46 PM DrOO7
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** ''Film/{{Spectre}}: M does this after the SPECTRE mooks ram his and Bond's car and abduct Bond. An especially good one considering that there's absolutely no way he could have escaped undetected (their backs are turned to him very briefly, and he travels much too far a distance). The sheer impossibility of this is pointed out in WebVideo/CinemaSins takedown of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42pPynLm434 film]]. Then, in an {{Homage}} to ''Casino Royale'', M pulls this on the nefarious C, lurking in his office just like Bond did to Dryden.
19th Jul '16 2:13:42 AM Arivne
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* ''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.



* [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker The Undertaker]] has simply shown up in the ring a time or two, seemingly out of nowhere, to scare the bejesus out of his opponents.



* [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker The Undertaker]] has simply shown up in the ring a time or two, seemingly out of nowhere, to scare the bejesus out of his opponents.

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* [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker The Undertaker]] has simply shown up in the ring a time or two, seemingly out of nowhere, to scare the bejesus out of his opponents.
17th Jul '16 12:04:08 PM SlimSkeeter
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* [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker The Undertaker]] has simply shown up in the ring a time or two, seemingly out of nowhere, to scare the bejesus out of his opponents.
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