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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.
15th Jun '16 1:46:53 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.
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.
4th May '16 8:22:02 PM PaulA
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** Most members of the Bat Family (Robin, Nightwing, etc.) have done this at one time or another -- obviously they learned from the best. Barbara Gordon (a.k.a. Oracle, formerly Batgirl) once pulled this on Catwoman in an art gallery. ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome In a wheelchair.]]''

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** Most members of the Bat Family (Robin, Nightwing, etc.) have done this at one time or another -- obviously they learned from the best. Barbara Gordon (a.k.a. Oracle, formerly Batgirl) once pulled this on Catwoman in an art gallery. ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome In ''In a wheelchair.]]''''



** During the Knightfall storyline, Gordon briefly talks with Robin (Tim Drake), who disappears halfway through Gordon's sentence. Gordon's response is a FunnyMoment for a notably downer storyline: "...I bet it's the first thing he teaches them."

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** During the Knightfall storyline, Gordon briefly talks with Robin (Tim Drake), who disappears halfway through Gordon's sentence. Gordon's response is a FunnyMoment for a notably downer storyline: response: "...I bet it's the first thing he teaches them."



** Nightwing himself would, during his tenure as Batman, surprise Gordon when he didn't disappear like usual. Unlike with Jean-Paul Valley, Gordon wasn't alarmed...just a little weirded out. The reason Gordon is comfortable with this may be that [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome he's implied to know that Dick Grayson is Batman.]]]]

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** Nightwing himself would, during his tenure as Batman, surprise Gordon when he didn't disappear like usual. Unlike with Jean-Paul Valley, Gordon wasn't alarmed...just a little weirded out. The reason Gordon is comfortable with this may be that [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome he's [[spoiler:he's implied to know that Dick Grayson is Batman.]]]]Batman]].



** It's also quite common, at least in {{Fanon}}, for Sailor Pluto to do this to Usagi as well. There's one particular episode of ''Stars'' where she scares the living daylights out of the girls on about three occasions by popping up out of the blue. [[NeverLiveItDown This episode is famous in fandom]]. The girls are eating icecream when she appears. Pluto pops up holding a popsicle. She actually pulled that trick ''twice'', the second time was without the popsicle. And it ''really'' doesn't help that the episode is ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny freaking hilarious]]''. As well as the first time Pluto appears after the ''Nehelenia'' mini-arc.

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** It's also quite common, at least in {{Fanon}}, for Sailor Pluto to do this to Usagi as well. There's one particular episode of ''Stars'' where she scares the living daylights out of the girls on about three occasions by popping up out of the blue. [[NeverLiveItDown This episode is famous in fandom]]. The girls are eating icecream when she appears. Pluto pops up holding a popsicle. She actually pulled that trick ''twice'', the second time was without the popsicle. And it ''really'' doesn't help that the episode is ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny freaking hilarious]]''. As well as the first time Pluto appears after the ''Nehelenia'' mini-arc.



** The PsychoForHire assassin Jonathan Teatime is also skilled at this, being introduced in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' by entering undetected the heavily guarded office of the head of the Assassin's Guild (entering by and hiding in a chimney [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome over a]] ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome lit]]'' [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome fireplace]]) and shortly afterward surprising his mooks in a BadGuyBar by pretending to be a waiter. In the movie adaption, he does that all the time.

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** The PsychoForHire assassin Jonathan Teatime is also skilled at this, being introduced in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' by entering undetected the heavily guarded office of the head of the Assassin's Guild (entering by and hiding in a chimney [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome over a]] ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome lit]]'' [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome fireplace]]) a ''lit'' fireplace) and shortly afterward surprising his mooks in a BadGuyBar by pretending to be a waiter. In the movie adaption, he does that all the time.
4th May '16 8:17:57 PM PaulA
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* This is one of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s two signature entrances/exits, the other being a SuperWindowJump. He does this pretty reliably when talking to Commissioner Gordon or his other allies.[[note]] The earliest known example of him disappearing on Gordon is in 1973's ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' #7.[[/note]] In fact, whenever he doesn't it's usually a sign to Gordon that it's an impostor, or at least that something's wrong.
** In the ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' novelization, Batman appears in Gordon's car, implicitly having snuck in while he was out. Gordon asks him if he's a ninja, and Batman says yes. After their conversation, Gordon brakes at a stoplight, makes a few quips, and turns around, only to find that Batman is gone. [[RuleOfCool In defiance of]] ''[[RuleOfCool several laws of physics]]''.
** He pulls this off in ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne.'' On a motorcycle. During a police chase. With a helicopter. Using a cloud of bats.

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* This is one of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s two signature entrances/exits, the other being a SuperWindowJump. He does this pretty reliably when talking to Commissioner Gordon or his other allies.[[note]] The earliest known example of him disappearing on Gordon is in 1973's ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' #7.[[/note]] In fact, whenever he doesn't it's usually a sign to Gordon that it's an impostor, or at least that something's wrong.
* Comics:
** In the ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' novelization, The earliest known example of Batman appears in Gordon's car, implicitly having snuck in while he was out. disappearing on Gordon asks him if he's a ninja, and Batman says yes. After their conversation, Gordon brakes at a stoplight, makes a few quips, and turns around, only to find that Batman is gone. [[RuleOfCool In defiance of]] ''[[RuleOfCool several laws of physics]]''.
in 1973's ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' #7.
** He pulls this off in ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne.'' ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''. On a motorcycle. During a police chase. With a helicopter. Using a cloud of bats.



--->'''Superman:''' There you are. You snuck up on me. ''[[SuperSenses Me]]''. How do you ''[[HowIsThatEvenPossible do]]'' that?

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--->'''Superman:''' -->'''Superman:''' There you are. You snuck up on me. ''[[SuperSenses Me]]''. How do you ''[[HowIsThatEvenPossible do]]'' that?



** Clark also does it at least in [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries The Animated Series]] when he has to [[ClarkKenting be Superman]], leaving Lois to wonder where the hell Clark is.



** Batman's erstwhile [[ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders Outsiders]] teammate ComicBook/BlackLightning demonstrates this trick more than once in his 1990s solo book. He first uses it to infiltrate and surprise a group of teenage gangbangers. When one of them asks, "How'd he do that?", Lightning explains that he "had a good teacher", [[ShoutOut with the Bat-symbol forming in shadow behind him]].



** In The Widening Gyre, Batman and Nightwing are talking, Batman looks away for a moment, and when he looks back, Nightwing is gone. His response?

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** In The ''The Widening Gyre, Gyre'', Batman and Nightwing are talking, Batman looks away for a moment, and when he looks back, Nightwing is gone. His response?



** In ''Series/BirdsOfPrey'' (the TV series), Huntress is constantly doing this, especially to her FriendOnTheForce. At one point, ''even Alfred did this to him,'' prompting him to say something to the effect of "you've ''gotta'' be kidding me."
** The first issue of ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'' has this being pulled on former Robin, Jason Todd. Apparently he never learned the trick.



-->'''Gordon:''' Oh, yeah. Here's where I turn around and you're gone.\\

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-->'''Gordon:''' --->'''Gordon:''' Oh, yeah. Here's where I turn around and you're gone.\\



** [[{{Webcomic/JL8}} Even as a child]], Bruce [[http://limbero.org/jl8/40 was able to pull this off]].
** And again, still as a child, in ''{{Series/Gotham}}'':

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** [[{{Webcomic/JL8}} Even as * In the ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' novelization, Batman appears in Gordon's car, implicitly having snuck in while he was out. Gordon asks him if he's a child]], ninja, and Batman says yes. After their conversation, Gordon brakes at a stoplight, makes a few quips, and turns around, only to find that Batman is gone. [[RuleOfCool In defiance of]] ''[[RuleOfCool several laws of physics]]''.
* ''{{Series/Gotham}}'' has
Bruce [[http://limbero.org/jl8/40 was able to pull this off]].
** And again, still
already doing it as a child, in ''{{Series/Gotham}}'':child.



* ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}, as part and parcel of the entire Bat-package, has on numerous occasions just ''appeared'' in a scene without anybody aware of her presence, but it is not a requirement for her like it is with Batman. During her run on ''ComicBook/DetectiveComics'' she once needed to visit a doctor to have a pair of blood samples analyzed and the script for the scene explicitly instructed that she be drawn just waiting in the office, not trying to surprise the doctor. This time she is standing in plain view, and would be seen by the doctor as soon as the lights were turned on.



* In the film adaptation of ''[[JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox Flashpoint Paradox]]'' Flash takes off running the second Batman ([[spoiler: Thomas Wayne, not Bruce]]) turns around to look at something else.

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* In the film adaptation of ''[[JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox Flashpoint Paradox]]'' Flash takes off running the second Batman ([[spoiler: Thomas ([[spoiler:Thomas Wayne, not Bruce]]) turns around to look at something else.



** At one point Batman is able to vanish from the Flash, making him quip that Batman is "the only guy around with a faster getaway than me." One episode reveals that Batman has a very intricate system of tunnels that travel throughout Gotham and are hidden in very weird places. He can go under a fire hydrant and come out of a hot dog cart halfway across the city.

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** At one point Batman is able to vanish from the Flash, making him quip that Batman is "the only guy around with a faster getaway than me." "
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One episode reveals that Batman has a very intricate system of tunnels that travel throughout Gotham and are hidden in very weird places. He can go under a fire hydrant and come out of a hot dog cart halfway across the city.



--->"How does he ''do'' that?"

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--->"How --->'''Plastic Man:''' How does he ''do'' that?"that?



* Naturally, Robin in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', having inherited his mentor's ability. He usually signals the "hi" with a laugh -- WordOfGod is that, when Batman first taught him how to do it, it was so much fun he just couldn't stop laughing.

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* Naturally, Robin in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'':
** Robin, naturally,
having inherited his mentor's ability. He usually signals the "hi" with a laugh -- WordOfGod is that, when Batman first taught him how to do it, it was so much fun he just couldn't stop laughing.



** And in "Downtime", Aqualad seems to have picked up this trait from Robin.

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** And in In "Downtime", Aqualad seems to have picked up this trait from Robin.



* You can pull this off yourself in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''. It's difficult (because getting spotted means you'll generally be at a disadvantage in stealth sections), but pull off an inverted takedown, then leap away into the night, and all the remaining bad guys will ''freak out''.
** Also from the Videogame/BatmanArkhamSeries, there is a requirement to get a medal in some of the Predator Challenge maps to appear out of nowhere to scare a terrified enemy. The poor thug nearly has a heart attack as the player pops up out of a floor grate, drops from a vantage point, or simply walks behind the thug until they turn around.

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* ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamSeries'':
**
You can pull this off yourself in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''. It's difficult (because getting spotted means you'll generally be at a disadvantage in stealth sections), but pull off an inverted takedown, then leap away into the night, and all the remaining bad guys will ''freak out''.
** Also from the Videogame/BatmanArkhamSeries, there is a requirement to To get a medal in some of the Predator Challenge maps there is a requirement to appear out of nowhere to scare a terrified enemy. The poor thug nearly has a heart attack as the player pops up out of a floor grate, drops from a vantage point, or simply walks behind the thug until they turn around.



* [[http://www.shortpacked.com/index.php?id=159 This]] Shortpacked strip ponders what would happen if Gordon simply refused to look away...

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* Fanworks:
** According to ''{{Webcomic/JL8}}'', Bruce [[http://limbero.org/jl8/40 was able to pull this off]] even as a child.
**
[[http://www.shortpacked.com/index.php?id=159 This]] Shortpacked strip ponders what would happen if Gordon simply refused to look away...



* What if Gordon [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1921846 caught]] Batman while he was doing it?
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsaFO3B_GhM This]] Website/YouTube video reveals that Batman's secret is... a really big vent.
* [[http://imgur.com/Tyhs6d4 This]] is another parody of Batman's tendency toward this.
* And the FanFiction examples:

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* ** What if Gordon [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1921846 caught]] Batman while he was doing it?
* ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsaFO3B_GhM This]] Website/YouTube video reveals that Batman's secret is... a really big vent.
* ** [[http://imgur.com/Tyhs6d4 This]] is another parody of Batman's tendency toward this.
* And the FanFiction examples:
this.



* Batman's erstwhile [[ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders Outsiders]] teammate ComicBook/BlackLightning demonstrates this trick more than once in his 1990s solo book. He first uses it to infiltrate and surprise a group of teenage gangbangers. When one of them asks, "How'd he do that?", Lightning explains that he "had a good teacher", [[ShoutOut with the Bat-symbol forming in shadow behind him]].
* The first issue of ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'' has this being pulled on former Robin, Jason Todd. Apparently he never learned the trick.
* ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}, as part and parcel of the entire Bat-package, has on numerous occasions just ''appeared'' in a scene without anybody aware of her presence, but it is not a requirement for her like it is with Batman. During her run on ''ComicBook/DetectiveComics'' she once needed to visit a doctor to have a pair of blood samples analyzed and the script for the scene explicitly instructed that she be drawn just waiting in the office, not trying to surprise the doctor. This time she is standing in plain view, and would be seen by the doctor as soon as the lights were turned on.



* Same thing must go for Huntress of ''Series/BirdsOfPrey'', who manages to pull it on Detective Reese about as often as Bats himself did to Commissioner Gordon.
** ''Alfred'' did it to him once.

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* Same thing must go for In ''Series/BirdsOfPrey'' (the TV series), Huntress of ''Series/BirdsOfPrey'', who manages is constantly doing this, especially to pull it on her FriendOnTheForce, Detective Reese about as often as Bats himself Reese. At one point, ''even Alfred did this to Commissioner Gordon.
** ''Alfred'' did it to
him'', prompting him once.to say something to the effect of "you've ''gotta'' be kidding me."


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* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' Clark sometimes does it when he has to be Superman, leaving Lois to wonder where the hell Clark is.
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