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5th Feb '16 4:57:06 AM DAN004
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An EnfantTerrible is usually one of these. Contrast ObviouslyEvil and DevilInPlainSight. Compare ManchurianAgent, where they genuinely are like everyone else until triggered. Related with but not to be confused for TheyLookLikeUsNow, where previously inhuman beasties learn to pass for human. TheNondescript is when their "normalness" is taken so far that people can't even remember what they're like.
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An EnfantTerrible is usually one of these. Contrast ObviouslyEvil and DevilInPlainSight.DevilInPlainSight, as well as FaceOfAThug (when someone is good or well-adjusted despite having a thug face). Compare ManchurianAgent, where they genuinely are like everyone else until triggered. Related with but not to be confused for TheyLookLikeUsNow, where previously inhuman beasties learn to pass for human. TheNondescript is when their "normalness" is taken so far that people can't even remember what they're like.
3rd Feb '16 12:08:25 PM intastiel
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* [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]] by the Grey Men in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', assassins who are cloaked in a supernatural glamour that makes them look ordinary and forgettable... ''so'' ordinary and forgettable that you almost forget seeing them at all when they were the ''only'' person you passed in an otherwise empty hallway just before coming across a dead body.
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* [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]] {{Invoked|Trope}} by the Grey Men in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', assassins who are cloaked in a supernatural glamour PerceptionFilter that makes them look ordinary and forgettable... ''so'' ordinary and forgettable that you almost forget seeing them at all when they were the ''only'' person you passed in an otherwise empty hallway just before coming across a dead body.
3rd Feb '16 12:06:46 PM intastiel
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* The Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}'' has Stratford the ProfessionalKiller, who looks pretty indescribably normal until you take a good look in his eyes or he gets angry. --> And ''that'', sir, is when he looks like Stratford.
3rd Feb '16 9:20:20 AM intastiel
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* Though not a villain (just a conman), Moist Von Lipwig from Literature/{{Discworld}} is blessed with an unmemorable face and always wears some attention-grabbing but easily removed articles to ensure he can disappear whenever he wishes.
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* Though not a villain (just a conman), In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': ** Moist Von Lipwig Lipwig's period as a con man was greatly aided by an utterly generic appearance, which he supplemented with a more memorable costume or disguise so his marks had something misleading to remember him by. ** PsychoForHire Stratford in ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}'' is an unremarkable youngish fellow who looks like nobody in particular -- until he has you at the wrong end of a weapon, when he looks distinctly, awfully like [[TheSociopath Stratford]]. ** {{Exploited|Trope}} by the Ankh-Morpork City Watch in a non-villainous example. When it's an open secret that they have a werewolf on the force, having a {{Gonk}} like Corporal Nobby Nobbs around to divert attention from Literature/{{Discworld}} is blessed with an unmemorable face and always wears some attention-grabbing the attractive but easily removed articles to ensure he can disappear whenever he wishes.(usually) very human-looking [[ActionGirl Angua]] trips up any number of crooks.
25th Jan '16 11:42:43 AM Willbyr
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* From ''VideoGame/LastWindow'', we have [[spoiler:the incredibly ordinary-looking [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ly9lx1zOuG1r4ym0no7_250.jpg Dylan Fitchar]], who we discover is a mole for Nile, the crime syndicate that is behind every terrible thing that happens to people in both this game and HotelDusk.]]
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* From ''VideoGame/LastWindow'', we have [[spoiler:the incredibly ordinary-looking [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ly9lx1zOuG1r4ym0no7_250.jpg Dylan Fitchar]], who we discover is a mole for Nile, the crime syndicate that is behind every terrible thing that happens to people in both this game and HotelDusk.''VisualNovel/HotelDuskRoom215''.]]
22nd Jan '16 1:02:01 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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[[folder:Film]][[folder:Films - Animated]] * Part of what makes ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'''s Coachman character so terrifying by Disney villain standards is that he basically looks like a normal, grandfatherly old man. There's no clear visual indication of his evil until he makes his Nightmare Face. [[/folder]] [[folder:Films - Live Action]]
17th Jan '16 11:50:21 AM nombretomado
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** The BigBad of the ''LawAndOrderSVU'' season 13 finale/season 14 opener is a frumpy, average-looking woman who is first introduced tending to the animals on her farm. She looks more like an elementary school teacher than someone who's engaged in sex trafficking, arranged a string of murders, and is using her prostitution business to blackmail half the cops and prosecutors in the state of New York.
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** The BigBad of the ''LawAndOrderSVU'' ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' season 13 finale/season 14 opener is a frumpy, average-looking woman who is first introduced tending to the animals on her farm. She looks more like an elementary school teacher than someone who's engaged in sex trafficking, arranged a string of murders, and is using her prostitution business to blackmail half the cops and prosecutors in the state of New York.
2nd Jan '16 10:59:01 PM nombretomado
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* Dr. Impossible from ''SoonIWillBeInvincible'' is a short guy just this side of middle aged. When he walks down the street in his civvies, he's completely unremarkable. With his costume on, [[SuperVillain however]]...
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* Dr. Impossible from ''SoonIWillBeInvincible'' ''Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible'' is a short guy just this side of middle aged. When he walks down the street in his civvies, he's completely unremarkable. With his costume on, [[SuperVillain however]]...
1st Jan '16 1:15:40 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Kylo Ren responds to Rey calling him a "creature in a mask" by removing his helmet. Unlike Vader, he's entirely normal-looking without it, and Rey is visibly thrown that her captor could blend into a crowd so easily.
29th Dec '15 5:28:01 AM xelldx
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* In the "Greenback Jane" arc of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', Jane and the protagonists are pursued by a band of bounty hunters. One of them eschews the series' ClusterFBomb style and speaks in GoshDangItToHeck terms and at face value is a wholesome, Mr. Rogers-ish guy. It turns out, he's a {{pyromaniac}} who previously torched his wife so that he could smell her flesh burn.
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* In the "Greenback Jane" arc of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', Jane and the protagonists are pursued by a band of bounty hunters. One of them eschews the series' ClusterFBomb style and speaks in GoshDangItToHeck terms and at face value is a wholesome, Mr. Rogers-ish guy. It turns out, he's a {{pyromaniac}} who previously torched his wife so that he could smell her flesh burn. Imagine an evil [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Hank Hill]] and you get the picture.
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