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25th Nov '17 3:27:03 PM MoonByte
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* One episode of ''Series/BeyondBeliefFactOrFiction'' featured a story about a woman who insulted a hair dresser so harshly that she got cursed to have her inner nastiness be reflected in her looks. The story then hides away the womans face as she panics, runs to doctors, beauticians and finally to an aesthetic surgeon. When she takes off the bandages for the check-up, the surgeon notes that she is beautiful. The audience sees the womans face [[TomatoInTheMirror which is indeed perfectly fine]], but when the woman proceeds to look into the mirror, she starts crying. The camera then turns to show her reflection which is a disgusting rotting corpse looking back at her.
30th Oct '17 7:34:03 PM shawn_allen
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* In the renewal series of ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' episode "First Anniversary," aliens stranded on Earth are able to fool the senses of the men they marry into thinking that they are beautiful human women, changing outward appearances each time. After a year, the glamour power wears off as the humans become acclimated, able to see through any form. As one of the victims started to sense something was wrong, he was able to see his wife's true form for a second in the mirror of their bathroom.
30th Oct '17 1:53:59 PM morenohijazo
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* ''WebVideo/{{Petscop}}'': The Quitter character appears to be a reflection of the game protagonist, although at one point they aren't synced and the Quitter must regain their spot.
20th Oct '17 11:59:25 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'': In "My Mother, Myself", Pepper Ann and her mother experience a FreakyFridayFlip, and P.A.-as-Lydia sees a reflection of her normal self ([[TheManInTheMirrorTalksBack who talks to her very often, by the way]]).
10th Sep '17 3:47:54 PM JGC-97
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* ''LightNovel/MasouGakuenHXH'': Aine has a strange dream where she's wearing nothing but a tiara and [[VaporWear a completely transparent dress]], but her reflection depicts her in her combat suit.

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* ''LightNovel/MasouGakuenHXH'': ''LightNovel/HybridXHeartMagiasAcademyAtaraxia'': Aine has a strange dream where she's wearing nothing but a tiara and [[VaporWear a completely transparent dress]], but her reflection depicts her in her combat suit.
29th Aug '17 7:12:25 PM NESBoy
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* In "Brick Like Me" from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [[BuiltWithLEGO LEGO Homer]] starts seeing the real Homer in reflective surfaces after having a vision of his reality, where he was bonding with Lisa over LEGO construction sets. At one point, he yells at his reflection on the front window of the LEGO world's Kwik-E-Mart, causing him to be MistakenForRacist by [[AsianStoreOwner LEGO Apu]].
30th Jul '17 5:29:51 AM eroock
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* In ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', the Obfuscate Discipline (which either makes the user invisible or appear to be someone else) is generally ineffective against cameras or other mechanical sensors.

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* In ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', the ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'':
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Obfuscate Discipline (which either makes the user invisible or appear to be someone else) is generally ineffective against cameras or other mechanical sensors.sensors.
** The Lasombra either [[MissingReflection don't leave images on cameras and mirrors]], or they have a weird abnormality which means their reflection is that of what they would really look like if they weren't turned into vampires: usually a rotting corpse or a walking skeleton.
30th Jul '17 4:13:48 AM eroock
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* In ''Literature/FightingFantasy'', the true nature of [[PlantPeople mandrakes]] shapeshifters that pose as people can only be revealed with a mirror.
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30th Jul '17 4:12:36 AM eroock
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This is a trope for all the times a character's reflection in a mirror is different from what others (viewer included) see with the naked eye. In fiction, mirrors are treated as able to cause GlamourFailure in supernatural creatures, reveal MindControl, and if the [[MagicMirror mirror is magical]], reveal a character's true nature. The most common uses are [[GlamourFailure revealing]] the [[ThisWasHisTrueForm true form]] of a {{Shapeshift|ing}}er, that a character is a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] or [[TheSoulless soulless]], and if a character is under MindControl.

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This is a trope for all the times a character's reflection in a mirror is different from what others (viewer included) see with the naked eye. In fiction, mirrors are treated as able to cause GlamourFailure in supernatural creatures, reveal MindControl, and if the [[MagicMirror mirror is magical]], reveal a character's true nature. The most common uses are [[GlamourFailure revealing]] revealing the [[ThisWasHisTrueForm true form]] of a {{Shapeshift|ing}}er, that a character is a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] {{Shapeshift|ing}}er or [[TheSoulless soulless]], and if a character is under MindControl.
30th Jul '17 3:52:53 AM eroock
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* Averted in ''Series/{{Moonlight}}'', where vampires only appear as blurs in old films due to silver emulsion but show up perfectly fine on digital cameras. This is actually a problem, as a blurry photo only revealed that the photographer was incompetent, while a clear digital picture of a vampire with a GameFace feeding on someone is compromising evidence. It is not mentioned if the image is blurred in regular silver mirrors (which are still widely used).



* Most ''Series/ForeverKnight'' vampires don't appear in mirrors, but Nick having a reflection was handwaved as being because of his progress toward humanity. In reality, budget issues prevented the editing out of every reflection.



** Rachel Alucard [[MissingReflection doesn't cast a reflection]] in any reflective surface, be it a mirror, a water puddle or a really reflective floor, due of her being a vampire.
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