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16th Jan '18 5:36:40 PM dinobotTM2
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* Creator/ChristopherLloyd as a [[ManOfWealthAndTaste gentlemanly armed robber]] in ''Film/TwentyBucks'' states as a "life lesson" that "a [[SharpDressedMan well-dressed man]] is invisible."

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* Creator/ChristopherLloyd as a [[ManOfWealthAndTaste gentlemanly armed robber]] in ''Film/TwentyBucks'' states as a "life lesson" that "a [[SharpDressedMan well-dressed man]] is invisible."invisible", in that people will only remember the clothes, not the face.
27th Dec '17 12:20:17 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Bronn is grungy, unkempt, unshaven, and constantly wears the same black leather armour even when he can afford better clothes. That way, he stays blended into the background until it's too late for you to realise he's a lot more dangerous than you gave him credit for.
6th Nov '17 10:42:56 AM AutumnLeaves
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** Mademoiselle Blanche in ''Literature/CatAmongThePigeons'' is so nondescript that [[spoiler:she passes off as her deceased sister without even changing the passport photograph]].
27th Oct '17 11:31:05 PM FordPrefect
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* During the time he was on the run, a common joke in Boston was that they would never find James "Whitey" Bulger even if he had stayed right in Boston because he looks just like every other elderly Irish-American guy in the city. When they [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:James_Bulger_retouched.jpg came up with an age advanced new photo of him]] in 2004 it was really apparent, and even his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Whitey_Bulger_US_Marshals_Service_Mug1.jpg mugshot]] when finally caught is still pretty unremarkable. The most memorable thing about him was always said to be his [[IcyBlueEyes piercing eyes]] but only when he intended them to be that way, and while in hiding he was known to frequently wear sunglasses in public, which didn't raise any eyebrows since it was California. On at least one occasion he also visited a local bar frequented by Boston transplants, and while a few people claimed after he was caught that they did notice a resemblance none of them [[RefugeInAudacity believed someone as wanted as Whitey Bulger would actually dare to come out in public like that]].

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* During the time he was on the run, a common joke in Boston was that they would never find James "Whitey" Bulger even if he had stayed right in Boston because he looks just like every other elderly Irish-American guy in the city. When they [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:James_Bulger_retouched.jpg came up with an age advanced new photo of him]] in 2004 it was really apparent, and even his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Whitey_Bulger_US_Marshals_Service_Mug1.jpg mugshot]] when finally caught is still pretty unremarkable. The most memorable thing about him was always said to be his [[IcyBlueEyes piercing eyes]] but only when he intended them to be that way, and while in hiding he was known to frequently wear sunglasses in public, which didn't raise any eyebrows since it was California. On at least one occasion he also visited a local bar frequented by Boston transplants, and while a few people claimed after he was caught that they did notice a resemblance resemblance, none of them [[RefugeInAudacity believed someone as wanted as Whitey Bulger would actually dare to come out in public like that]].
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]].
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