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10th Jul '17 10:41:04 AM ItsEpsilon299
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* On the night of November 13/14, 1942, during [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal]], a Japanese force consisting of the battleship Kirishima, the heavy cruisers Atago and Takao, the light cruisers Sendai and Nagara, and nine destroyers, came upon an American force consisting of the battleships USS Washington and USS South Dakota, and four destroyers: USS Walke, USS Gwin, USS Benham, and USS Preston. A quarter moon ensured good visibility for the encounter. The engagement began at the range of 10.3 miles (16.6 kilometers), with Washington firing on the lead ship of the of the Japanese force, thought to be a battleship or heavy cruiser. In reality, it was the light cruiser Sendai. Both American battleships continued firing until they believed that the target had been sunk. In fact, Sendai had escaped under the cover of a smokescreen. There was a lull in the fighting, which ended as the heavy hitters of the Japanese force emerged from behind Savo Island 3.3 miles (5.3 kilometers) away from the American battleships. The Japanese ships lit up South Dakota with their searchlights. [[OhCrap Unfortunately for her, South Dakota had suffered a catastrophic electrical failure, leaving her without radar. Effectively, South Dakota was blind.]] Washington pulled further away from South Dakota as the Japanese ships began to pummel the American battleship. South Dakota took 26 hits from 5-, 6-, 8-, and 14-inch guns. [[NoSell After the battle, it was discovered that only a single shell had even damaged South Dakota's armor, and beyond denting one of the turret barbettes, did nothing.]] In the battle, Walke and Preston were both sunk, [[CoupDeGrace Benham lost her bow to a torpedo and had to be abandoned and scuttled by shellfire from Gwin, who had been escorting her,]] [[SoleSurvivor leaving Gwin the only American destroyer to return to port.]] [[SurpriseVehicle Washington]] [[WithCatlikeTread then proceeded to close from 7.2 miles (11.6 kilometers)]] [[NoIAmBehindYou to 4.8 miles away from Kirishima (7.7 kilometers)]] [[StealthExpert completely undetected.]] [[InTheBack At almost exactly midnight, Washington began to fire on Kirishima.]] [[OhCrap Washington's radar was fully operational.]] [[GunshipRescue Within the span of seven minutes, at least nine 16-inch shells from Washington's three primary turrets and at least forty 5-inch shells from Washington's secondaries struck Kirishima.]] Japanese destroyers attempted to engage Washington with their torpedoes, [[DodgeTheBullet but all missed,]] and the damage was already done. [[DelayedCasualty About four hours later, Kirishima capsized.]] Washington hadn't been hit once, the worst damage South Dakota suffered was to its pride, and three American destroyers had been sunk. Meanwhile, Japan lost one of their Capital ships which they really couldn't afford to replace, especially later, as well as two destroyers.

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* On the night of November 13/14, 1942, during [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal]], a Japanese force consisting of the battleship Kirishima, the heavy cruisers Atago and Takao, the light cruisers Sendai and Nagara, and nine destroyers, came upon an American force consisting of the battleships USS Washington and USS South Dakota, and four destroyers: USS Walke, USS Gwin, USS Benham, and USS Preston. A quarter moon ensured good visibility for the encounter. The engagement began at the range of 10.3 miles (16.6 kilometers), with Washington firing on the lead ship of the of the Japanese force, thought to be a battleship or heavy cruiser. In reality, it was the light cruiser Sendai. Both American battleships continued firing until they believed that the target had been sunk. In fact, Sendai had escaped under the cover of a smokescreen. There was a lull in the fighting, which ended as the heavy hitters of the Japanese force emerged from behind Savo Island 3.3 miles (5.3 kilometers) away from the American battleships. The Japanese ships lit up South Dakota with their searchlights. [[OhCrap Unfortunately for her, South Dakota had suffered a catastrophic electrical failure, leaving her without radar. Effectively, South Dakota was blind.]] Washington pulled further away from South Dakota as the Japanese ships began to pummel the American battleship. South Dakota took 26 hits from 5-, 6-, 8-, and 14-inch guns. [[NoSell After the battle, it was discovered that only a single shell had even damaged South Dakota's armor, and beyond denting one of the turret barbettes, did nothing.]] In the battle, Walke and Preston were both sunk, [[CoupDeGrace Benham lost her bow to a torpedo and had to be abandoned and scuttled by shellfire from Gwin, who had been escorting her,]] [[SoleSurvivor leaving Gwin the only American destroyer to return to port.]] [[SurpriseVehicle Washington]] [[WithCatlikeTread then proceeded to close from 7.2 miles (11.6 kilometers)]] [[NoIAmBehindYou to 4.8 miles away from Kirishima (7.7 kilometers)]] [[StealthExpert completely undetected.]] [[InTheBack At almost exactly midnight, Washington began to fire on Kirishima.]] [[OhCrap Washington's radar was fully operational.]] [[GunshipRescue Within the span of seven minutes, at least nine 16-inch shells from Washington's three primary turrets and at least forty 5-inch shells from Washington's secondaries struck Kirishima.]] Japanese destroyers attempted to engage Washington with their torpedoes, [[DodgeTheBullet but all missed,]] and the damage was already done. [[DelayedCasualty About four hours later, Kirishima capsized.]] capsized. Washington hadn't been hit once, the worst damage South Dakota suffered was to its pride, and three American destroyers had been sunk. Meanwhile, Japan lost one of their Capital ships which they really couldn't afford to replace, especially later, as well as two destroyers.
10th Jul '17 10:39:39 AM ItsEpsilon299
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* On the night of November 13/14, 1942, during [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal]], a Japanese force consisting of the battleship Kirishima, the heavy cruisers Atago and Takao, the light cruisers Sendai and Nagara, and nine destroyers, came upon an American force consisting of the battleships USS Washington and USS South Dakota, and four destroyers: USS Walke, USS Gwin, USS Benham, and USS Preston. A quarter moon ensured good visibility for the encounter. The engagement began at the range of 10.3 miles (16.6 kilometers), with Washington firing on the lead ship of the of the Japanese force, thought to be a battleship or heavy cruiser. In reality, it was the light cruiser Sendai. Both American battleships continued firing until they believed that the target had been sunk. In fact, Sendai had escaped under the cover of a smokescreen. There was a lull in the fighting, which ended as the heavy hitters of the Japanese force emerged from behind Savo Island 3.3 miles (5.3 kilometers) away from the American battleships. The Japanese ships lit up South Dakota with their searchlights. [[OhCrap Unfortunately for her, South Dakota had suffered a catastrophic electrical failure, leaving her without radar. Effectively, South Dakota was blind.]] Washington pulled further away from South Dakota as the Japanese ships began to pummel the American battleship. South Dakota took 26 hits from 5-, 6-, 8-, and 14-inch guns. [[NoSell After the battle, it was discovered that only a single shell had even damaged South Dakota's armor, and beyond denting one of the turret barbettes, did nothing.]] In the battle, Walke and Preston were both sunk, [[CoupDeGrace Benham lost her bow to a torpedo and had to be abandoned and scuttled by shellfire from Gwin, who had been escorting her,]] [[SoleSurvivor leaving Gwin the only American destroyer to return to port.]] [[SurpriseVehicle Washington]] [[WithCatlikeTread then proceeded to close from 7.2 miles (11.6 kilometers)]] [[NoIAmBehindYou to 4.8 miles away from Kirishima (7.7 kilometers)]] [[StealthExpert completely undetected.]] [[InTheBack At almost exactly midnight, Washington began to fire on Kirishima.]] [[OhCrap Washington's radar was fully operational.]] [[GunshipRescue Within the span of seven minutes, at least nine 16-inch shells from Washington's three primary turrets and at least forty 5-inch shells from Washington's secondaries struck Kirishima.]] Japanese destroyers attempted to engage Washington with their torpedoes, [[DodgeTheBullet but all missed,]] and the damage was already done. [[DelayedCasualty About four hours later, Kirishima capsized.]] Washington hadn't been hit once, the worst damage South Dakota suffered was to its pride, and three American destroyers had been sunk. Meanwhile, Japan lost one of their Capital ships which they really couldn't afford to replace, especially later, as well as two destroyers.
4th Jun '17 11:30:10 AM StarTropes
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* The ''Indominus rex'' from ''Film/JurassicWorld'' is engineered to be this, as an entire RedshirtArmy learns the hard way.
--> "[[OhCrap IT CAN CAMOUFLAGE!]]"
28th May '17 12:42:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* 'Zilla from the 1998 remake of ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' is somehow able to sneak around and hide in the middle of New York City without ''anyone'' noticing him, for the most part.
* ''Film/{{Transformers}}'': The film (almost) makes a joke of how easily massive robots can hide.

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[[folder:Film]]
* 'Zilla from the 1998 remake of ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' is somehow able to sneak around and hide in the middle of New York City without ''anyone'' noticing him, for the most part.
* ''Film/{{Transformers}}'': The film (almost) makes a joke of how easily massive robots can hide.
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* In ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'', the eponymous multi-ton, many-legged, several stories-high monster sneaks up on the protagonists [[spoiler:and bites the cameraman in half]].
* ''Film/PacificRim'' has the {{kaiju}} Leatherback being completely undetected until it makes its DynamicEntry from underwater.


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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* 'Zilla from the 1998 remake of ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' is somehow able to sneak around and hide in the middle of New York City without ''anyone'' noticing him, for the most part.
* ''Film/{{Transformers}}'': The film (almost) makes a joke of how easily massive robots can hide.
* In ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'', the eponymous multi-ton, many-legged, several stories-high monster sneaks up on the protagonists [[spoiler:and bites the cameraman in half]].
* ''Film/PacificRim'' has the {{kaiju}} Leatherback being completely undetected until it makes its DynamicEntry from underwater.
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12th May '17 8:44:15 AM Eldrake
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* Rooftrellen the Treant Protector from ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'' is huge, fairly tanky, has the game's highest base attack damage, and his steps are accompanied by a very loud thumping sound... Yet one of his skills makes him (or any ally) completely invisible and ''very'' fast as long as he stands near trees.

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* Rooftrellen the Treant Protector from ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'' is huge, fairly tanky, has the game's highest base attack damage, and his steps are accompanied by a very loud thumping sound... Yet one of his skills makes him (or any ally) completely invisible and ''very'' fast somewhat ''faster'' as long as he stands near trees.
10th May '17 12:54:29 AM Dravencour
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has the Colossal Titan. Possibly one of his biggest dangers is that he can appear and disappear at will, often only briefly showing up before breaking holes in the Wall. [[spoiler: This is because, like Eren, the Colossal Titan is a Shifter.]]

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has the Colossal Titan. Possibly one of his biggest dangers is that he can appear and disappear at will, often only briefly showing up before breaking holes in a Wall for the Wall.other Titans to go through. [[spoiler: This is because, like Eren, the Colossal Titan is a Shifter.]]
14th Aug '16 1:40:45 PM Kakai
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* Shiraa of ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', an honest-to-god ''Allosaurus'', routinely manages to out-sneak and out-stealth people right in the open.
30th Jun '16 6:03:08 AM Phred
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinotrux}}'' has the massive Ty Rux, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Excavator combined, paint himself in camouflage to sneak past enemies. Though somewhat realistically, this only seems to work because the things he is using it on aren't that bright.
10th May '16 11:54:04 AM eroock
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->''"Unknown to them all, The Minotaur is hiding in the shadows behind her. This is not an easy thing to do when you're 10- feet-tall and your head is a cow."''

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->''"Unknown to them all, The Minotaur is hiding in the shadows behind her. \\
This is not an easy thing to do when you're 10- feet-tall and your head is a cow."''
10th May '16 11:53:28 AM eroock
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->''Unknown to them all, The Minotaur is hiding in the shadows behind her. This is not an easy thing to do when you're 10- feet-tall and your head is a cow.''

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->''Unknown ->''"Unknown to them all, The Minotaur is hiding in the shadows behind her. This is not an easy thing to do when you're 10- feet-tall and your head is a cow.''"''
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