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3rd Jun '16 1:19:12 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 (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 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 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)... thing) and, thus, so unlike your standard Targaryen, 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, him when he decided to get himself lost in various taverns, once... Guardsmen alone hadn't a hope in hell.
29th Apr '16 12:14:52 PM EDP
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* {{Subverted}} with inspector Ginko from ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'': while he can be described as having a face similar to Diabolik but without everything that makes Diabolik's looks distinctive, [[ClothesMakeTheLegend his distinctive red and black striped tie]] makes him everything but... [[DoubleSubverted As long as he's wearing it]].
21st Apr '16 5:49:19 PM SteveMB
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* In the 1980s ''[[Franchise/JamesBond James Bond]] 007: Role-Playing In Her Majesty's Secret Service'' roleplaying game, a nondescript appearance costs more character points than an attractive one. This fits the setting (where agents tend to be good-looking) and requires the character to pay for the benefit of easily blending into the crowd (a useful thing for a spy).
23rd Mar '16 10:49:43 AM nombretomado
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* 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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* ChristopherLloyd Creator/ChristopherLloyd as a [[ManOfWealthAndTaste gentlemanly armed robber]] in ''Film/TwentyBucks'' states as a "life lesson" that "a [[SharpDressedMan well-dressed man]] is invisible."
18th Mar '16 9:40:26 PM Hossmeister
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9th Mar '16 2:55:26 PM Antigone3
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* MercedesLackey loves to have characters like this in her novels. They're usually thieves or assassins. At least one [[HeraldsOfValdemar Herald of Valdemar]] been picked out for "special training" specifically because he was so nondescript.

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* MercedesLackey loves to have characters like this in her novels. They're usually thieves or assassins. At least one [[HeraldsOfValdemar [[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Herald of Valdemar]] been picked out for "special training" specifically because he was so nondescript.nondescript.
** After Skif joins Bazie's gang in ''Take a Thief'', he thinks one of the other boys is incredibly fortunate to look this way because unless he's actually caught with his hand in someone's pouch, the victim won't be able to describe him to the city guard. [[spoiler:Eventually, that thief gets caught with his hand in a noble's pouch. Oops.]]
27th Feb '16 10:15:42 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* Héliacin Glainglain in the ''ComicBook/AchilleTalon'' story "L'Appeau d'Ephèse"[[note]](literally "The Bird call from Ephesus", but it's also a pun on an [[LostInTranslation untranslatable]] french expression to say "expensive")[[/note]] is a kleptomaniac Undescript.
** In fact, the common-ness of the character allowed the artist to include him in crowd shots throughout the book, long before Talon actually meets the fellow. To the reader who notices this character who appears in several unrelated moments unlike the rest of the background characters who are all unique, this can count as {{Foreshadowing}}.
26th Jan '16 2:57:23 AM Medinoc
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** ''TabletopGame/BlackCrusade'' adds the "Illusion of Normalcy" mutation, which hides all mutations, blasphemous tattoos etc. in addition to giving "Unremarkable".
23rd Jan '16 11:45:50 AM Catamaran
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Luminosity}}'', this is Allirea's power.
16th Jan '16 7:53:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is a power you can inflict on others in ''GeistTheSinEaters''.

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* This is a power you can inflict on others in ''GeistTheSinEaters''.''TabletopGame/GeistTheSinEaters''.
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