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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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21st Dec '16 5:13:45 AM StarTropes
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** So is the guy from ''Literature/{{Shatterpoint}}'' who delivers a report on events from Haruun Kal. He's so nondescript that Mace Windu immediately pegs him for a spy.
17th Dec '16 8:32:02 AM gemmabeta2
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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.''

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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.
29th Nov '16 6:14:57 PM Bissek
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* In the Creator/TimDorsey novel ''Orange Crush'', there's a minor character named Joe Blow, who is totally average in both appearance and habits. So average that he is the perfect barometer to predict who the population as a whole will vote for, resulting in him getting stalked by the media every election cycle.
25th Nov '16 8:45:05 AM Euodiachloris
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** A historical version of one shows up in ''The Hedge Knight''. Prince Daeron "the Drunkard" Targaryen carried a disguise with him at all times: he was sandy-haired, not particularly striking to look at, if not downright plain (so much so, even violet eyes didn't stand out), of medium height and build, not particularly noteworthy in behavioural ticks (besides the getting drunk a lot thing) and, thus, so unlike your standard PrettyBoy [[MysticalWhiteHair Targaryen]], you'd not have a clue unless you knew him personally. Which is why it took his own father going out to hunt for him to successfully find him when he decided to get himself lost in various taverns, once... Guardsmen alone hadn't a hope in hell.

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** A historical version of one shows up in ''The Hedge Knight''. Prince Daeron "the Drunkard" Targaryen carried a disguise with him at all times: he was sandy-haired, not particularly striking to look at, if not downright plain (so much so, even violet eyes didn't stand out), of medium height and build, not particularly noteworthy in behavioural ticks (besides the getting drunk getting-drunk-a-lot thing shared with many a lot thing) bar-fly) and, thus, so unlike your standard [[TheBeautifulElite standard]] PrettyBoy [[MysticalWhiteHair Targaryen]], you'd not have a clue unless you knew him personally. Which is why it took his own father going out to hunt for him to successfully find him when he decided to get himself lost in various taverns, once... Guardsmen alone hadn't a hope in hell.
13th Nov '16 4:50:55 PM __Vano
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This can be used to help the reader/viewer/player to imagine the character as themselves, resulting in a FeaturelessProtagonist. When it's aided by magic or scientific {{Phlebotinum}} it usually involves a PerceptionFilter. Related to HeWhoMustNotBeSeen. Compare TheSpook, SuspectIsHatless, BeneathSuspicion. Occasionally TheMenInBlack achieve this.

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This can be used to help the reader/viewer/player to imagine the character as themselves, resulting in a FeaturelessProtagonist. When it's aided by magic or scientific {{Phlebotinum}} it usually involves a PerceptionFilter. Related to HeWhoMustNotBeSeen. Compare TheSpook, SuspectIsHatless, BeneathSuspicion.BeneathSuspicion and BeneathNotice. Occasionally TheMenInBlack achieve this.
21st Oct '16 4:52:04 AM Gravityman
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** Gouda started out as one of these, a staid bureaucrat who was unnoticed by his co-workers, and when the protagonists look into his past, they find out that his colleagues only remember him for being totally unmemorable. This all changed one day when his face was badly disfigured in an accident, an event which he believes changed his "ghost" (his soul) and transformed him into a Machiavellian schemer. He decided to leave his face like that because it most certainly left more of an impression than his old one.

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** Gouda started out as one of these, a staid bureaucrat who was unnoticed by his co-workers, and when the protagonists look into his past, they find out that his colleagues only remember him for being totally unmemorable. This all changed one day when his face was badly disfigured in an accident, an event which he believes changed his "ghost" (his soul) and transformed him into a Machiavellian schemer. He Despite the amount of prosthetics and advanced surgery available in this period, he decided to leave his face like that because it most certainly left more of an impression than his old one.
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