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15th Oct '17 7:38:47 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/CoDominium King David's Spaceship]]'', Malcolm Dougal, head of the Haven Secret Police, is described this way.

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* In ''[[Literature/CoDominium King David's Spaceship]]'', ''Literature/KingDavidsSpaceship'', Malcolm Dougal, head of the Haven Secret Police, is described this way.
1st Oct '17 9:55:27 PM rjd1922
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._B._Cooper Dan freaking Cooper]] ([[BeamMeUpScotty whose alias was most certainly not D.B.]]). It's possible that he didn't survive landing, but looking at [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/DBCooper.jpg his composite sketch]] it seems much more likely that they didn't catch him because ''he could be any living (and caucasian, male, and adult) human being.'' One of the more plausible theories on why the police never managed to catch him? Cooper simply went back to work on Monday as if nothing happened, considering no one was reported missing in the area the week of the hijacking.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._B._Cooper Dan freaking Cooper]] ([[BeamMeUpScotty ([[CommonKnowledge whose alias was most certainly not D.B.]]). It's possible that he didn't survive landing, but looking at [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/DBCooper.jpg his composite sketch]] it seems much more likely that they didn't catch him because ''he could be any living (and caucasian, Caucasian, male, and adult) human being.'' One of the more plausible theories on why the police never managed to catch him? Cooper simply went back to work on Monday as if nothing happened, considering no one was reported missing in the area the week of the hijacking.
9th Sep '17 1:30:20 AM SeptimusHeap
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* During Creator/MarkMillar's ''Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'' run, Vulture comes to this conclusion after seeing Peter Parker's face for the first time. He angrily throws the youth to his supposed death, exclaiming that all these years he had thought Spider-Man must be someone famous, only to find out he was just a "nobody" that might as well be working at a gas station.

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* During Creator/MarkMillar's ''Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'' ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' run, Vulture comes to this conclusion after seeing Peter Parker's face for the first time. He angrily throws the youth to his supposed death, exclaiming that all these years he had thought Spider-Man must be someone famous, only to find out he was just a "nobody" that might as well be working at a gas station.
1st Sep '17 5:11:58 AM Doug86
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* The 80s [[{{Reboot}} restart]] called ''The Literature/HardyBoys Casefiles'' features a character called "The Gray Man" who is recruited as a secret agent because he is so nondescript.

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* The 80s [[{{Reboot}} [[ContinuityReboot restart]] called ''The Literature/HardyBoys Casefiles'' features a character called "The Gray Man" who is recruited as a secret agent because he is so nondescript.
22nd Aug '17 6:57:14 PM PaulA
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* Creator/MercedesLackey loves to have characters like this in her novels. They're usually thieves or assassins. At least one [[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Herald of Valdemar]] been picked out for "special training" specifically because he was so nondescript.

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* Creator/MercedesLackey loves to have characters like this in her novels. They're usually thieves or assassins. Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series:
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At least one [[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Herald of Valdemar]] Valdemar has been picked out for "special training" specifically because he was so nondescript.
7th Aug '17 7:54:34 PM lalaTKG
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* Shinpachi from ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' is described as this. During a "how to draw Shinpachi" segment, Gin instructs viewers to imagine the most boring and uninteresting face you can, then draw it. Tada! You've drawn Shinpachi! Also, at one point, Shinpachi is training to be a HighlyVisibleNinja, and manages to completely escape the notice of everyone in a crowded bookstore because, apparently, he is just that plain and unnoticeable. Even though he was [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext he was wearing a itycow costume at the time]].

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* Shinpachi from ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' is described as this. During a "how to draw Shinpachi" segment, Gin instructs viewers to imagine the most boring and uninteresting face you can, then draw it. Tada! You've drawn Shinpachi! Also, at one point, Shinpachi is training to be a HighlyVisibleNinja, and manages to completely escape the notice of everyone in a crowded bookstore because, apparently, he is just that plain and unnoticeable. Even though he was [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext he was wearing a itycow cow costume at the time]].
8th Apr '17 1:10:37 PM Lemia
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* Thomas from season 17 of ''Series/TheMole'' (Dutch version) came across as a quiet, generically good-looking guy who faded into the background compared to other contestants like [[SassyBlackWoman Imanuelle]], [[TheSmartGuy Diederik]], [[CoolOldLady Sanne]], and [[TheFool Jochem]]. [[spoiler:This made him an ideal Mole who remained undetected by all but one contestant for the entire season.]]
2nd Apr '17 4:36:00 PM DustSnitch
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* Believe it or not, {{Jesus}}. Literature/TheBible heavily implies that he was very generic-looking, since the soldiers who came to arrest him couldn't pick him out, and even his own disciples had trouble recognizing him after his resurrection.

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* Believe it or not, {{Jesus}}. Literature/TheBible UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}. Literature/TheFourGospels heavily implies that he was very generic-looking, since the soldiers who came to arrest him couldn't pick him out, and even his own disciples had trouble recognizing him after his resurrection.
29th Mar '17 12:08:21 AM LinTaylor
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* Shigeo Kageyama from ''Manga/MobPsycho100'' is so average it hurts: ordinary grades, no extracurriculars, completely average looks, absolutely nothing interesting about him. His InSeriesNickname "Mob" (which gets used far more often than his real name), comes from the fact that he looks like a generic character from a crowd scene. What's ''not'' nondescript about him are his insanely powerful [[PsychicPowers psychic abilities]]...
28th Jan '17 2:53:40 PM eroock
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