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13th Oct '17 12:52:35 AM Vir
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* The Felreaver patrolling Hellfire Peninsula in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. It's a 50-foot-tall demonic robot that shakes the ground with its footsteps and makes a sound not unlike a locomotive from hell, yet it still manages to surprise (and crush) unwary players who weren't paying attention to their surroundings. The game also has the dreaded Surprise Devilsaurs, which are even worse because they are actually quite sneaky (as sneaky as a T-rex can be).
** And then a classic GoodBadBug made the Fel Reavers into normal-size {{bears|AreBadNews}}. Which still shook the ground with their footsteps and made the locomotive from hell sounds. So, screaming stealth bears.

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* The Felreaver fel reaver patrolling Hellfire Peninsula in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. It's a 50-foot-tall demonic robot that shakes the ground with its footsteps and makes a sound not unlike a locomotive from hell, yet it still manages to surprise (and crush) unwary players who weren't paying attention to their surroundings. The game also has the dreaded Surprise Devilsaurs, which are even worse because they are actually quite sneaky (as sneaky as a T-rex can be).
** And then a classic GoodBadBug made the Fel Reavers fel reavers into normal-size {{bears|AreBadNews}}. Which still shook the ground with their footsteps and made the locomotive from hell sounds. So, screaming stealth bears.



* Cyclonus makes his appearance like this in ''TransformersPreludeToEnergon''.

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* Cyclonus makes his appearance like this in ''TransformersPreludeToEnergon''.''VideoGame/TransformersPreludeToEnergon''.
6th Sep '17 12:57:18 PM RedScharlach
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* ''Film/{{Aliens}}''. When Ripley and Newt are about to be attacked by the Alien Queen in the atmosphere processing plant, the dropship rises up from below the edge of the platform they're on - partially due to the explosions all around them.

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* ''Film/{{Aliens}}''. When Ripley and Newt are about to be attacked by the Alien Queen in the atmosphere processing plant, the dropship rises up from below the edge of the platform they're on - partially justified due to the explosions all around them.



* In ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' a humunguos tree-dozer '''SUDDENLY''' appears in the middle of the forest and starts wreaking terrible chaos and destruction all around it.

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* In ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' a humunguos humungous tree-dozer '''SUDDENLY''' appears in the middle of the forest and starts wreaking terrible chaos and destruction all around it.



* The Felreaver patrolling Hellfire Peninsula in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. It's a 50-foot tall demonic robot that shakes the ground with its footsteps and makes a sound not unlike a locomotive from hell, yet it still manages to suprise (and crush) unwary players who weren't paying attention to their surroundings. The game also has the dreaded Suprise Devilsaurs, which are even worse because they are actually quite sneaky (as sneaky as a T-rex can be).

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* The Felreaver patrolling Hellfire Peninsula in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. It's a 50-foot tall 50-foot-tall demonic robot that shakes the ground with its footsteps and makes a sound not unlike a locomotive from hell, yet it still manages to suprise surprise (and crush) unwary players who weren't paying attention to their surroundings. The game also has the dreaded Suprise Surprise Devilsaurs, which are even worse because they are actually quite sneaky (as sneaky as a T-rex can be).



** Then there's the picture-perfect example of this trope in the Halls of Reflection dungeon, as you're running from the Lich King, just as you reach a cliff, your faction's ''flying base'' apears out of nowhere. These are the size of Naval battleships, and one of them is carried in the air by two separate zeppelin balloons.

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** Then there's the picture-perfect example of this trope in the Halls of Reflection dungeon, as you're running from the Lich King, just as you reach a cliff, your faction's ''flying base'' apears appears out of nowhere. These are the size of Naval battleships, and one of them is carried in the air by two separate zeppelin balloons.
27th Jun '17 11:11:10 PM jazzyamx
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** The plane is a hundred feet above you so it will take about a tenth a second for the sound to reach you, giving the plane time to travel from dozens of feet away from directly overhead to directly overhead.

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** The plane is a hundred feet above you so it will take about a tenth a second for the sound to reach you, giving the plane time to travel from dozens of feet away from to directly overhead and to directly overhead.go past your location.
16th May '17 10:43:56 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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'''Virus:''' Helicopters? Try VTOL jet aircraft, dude. And there's no such thing as "light-absorbing paint". It's actually a resin matrix of nanoscopic piezoelectric metacrystals. Active noise-cancellation is civvy technology already used in sound studios, you just need a lassive number of CPU cycles to make it work 3-dimensionally on a whole aircraft. Techno-angelic cloud-computing makes CABAL the most powerful supercomputer in the world, of course, so that's not a problem.\\

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'''Virus:''' Helicopters? Try VTOL jet aircraft, dude. And there's no such thing as "light-absorbing paint". It's actually a resin matrix of nanoscopic piezoelectric metacrystals. Active noise-cancellation is civvy technology already used in sound studios, you just need a lassive massive number of CPU cycles to make it work 3-dimensionally on a whole aircraft. Techno-angelic cloud-computing makes CABAL the most powerful supercomputer in the world, of course, so that's not a problem.\\
19th Mar '17 3:55:37 PM Doug86
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* Castellan Ursakar E. Creed's "Tactical Genius" special rule in ''Warhammer40K'' allows him to infiltrate a single unit before the battle (see MirrorScare for how it's supposed to look). MemeticMutation has extended this to entire Baneblade tanks or even ''building-sized Titans'', often through use of BehindAStick.

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* Castellan Ursakar E. Creed's "Tactical Genius" special rule in ''Warhammer40K'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' allows him to infiltrate a single unit before the battle (see MirrorScare for how it's supposed to look). MemeticMutation has extended this to entire Baneblade tanks or even ''building-sized Titans'', often through use of BehindAStick.
1st Feb '17 7:42:55 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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See also SeeNoEvilHearNoEvil; SilentRunningMode; StealthHiBye; RuleOfPerception; and LookBothWays.

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See also SeeNoEvilHearNoEvil; SilentRunningMode; StealthHiBye; BehindTheBlack; RuleOfPerception; and LookBothWays.
23rd Jan '17 3:43:27 AM Arivne
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* ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier''. On the planet where "God" was imprisoned, the Klingon Bird-of-Prey rose up over a hill to rescue Kirk.

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* ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier''. On the planet where "God" was is imprisoned, the Klingon Bird-of-Prey rose rises up over a hill to rescue Kirk.Kirk.
25th Oct '16 3:25:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TraumaTeam,'' Gabriel Cunningham pulls this when confronted by Ian Holden late in the game, by stepping back off the roof of the hospital and grabbing onto a helicopter's ladder. How he wasn't sliced to ribbons by the propeller is anyone's guess.

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* In ''TraumaTeam,'' ''VideoGame/TraumaTeam,'' Gabriel Cunningham pulls this when confronted by Ian Holden late in the game, by stepping back off the roof of the hospital and grabbing onto a helicopter's ladder. How he wasn't sliced to ribbons by the propeller is anyone's guess.
4th Sep '16 9:01:04 PM Tre
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* ''[[Creator/SciFiChannel Fact Or Faked Paranormal Files]]'' once showed how improbable this trope is in reality when a UFO video was speculated to actually be a helicopter with a light rig attached to it, but when they tested this themselves they quickly realized that at the highest altitude the chopper could go with the rig still visible they could still clearly hear it from the ground, with the noise level exceeding [=100dB=], which would have been picked up by the camera in addition to the ambient noise (people talking and such) that it ''did'' pick up, and no one on the ground would have mistaken it for anything but a helicopter as a result. Later tests showed that the rig had mostly likely been attached to a silent weather balloon.

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* ''[[Creator/SciFiChannel ''[[Creator/{{Syfy}} Fact Or Faked Paranormal Files]]'' once showed how improbable this trope is in reality when a UFO video was speculated to actually be a helicopter with a light rig attached to it, but when they tested this themselves they quickly realized that at the highest altitude the chopper could go with the rig still visible they could still clearly hear it from the ground, with the noise level exceeding [=100dB=], which would have been picked up by the camera in addition to the ambient noise (people talking and such) that it ''did'' pick up, and no one on the ground would have mistaken it for anything but a helicopter as a result. Later tests showed that the rig had mostly likely been attached to a silent weather balloon.
11th May '16 11:42:20 AM erforce
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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', Cameron steps out onto the street when SMACK. She gets hit by a car and her head goes through the windshield and she tells the people inside to remain calm.

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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', Cameron steps out onto the street when SMACK. She gets hit by a car and her head goes through the windshield and she tells the people inside to remain calm.
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