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25th Apr '16 12:25:22 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''DragonballZ'', Krillin is surprised to find that Androids 17 and 18 (immensely powerful cyborgs that caused a BadFuture in an alternate timeline) look just look like regular people you'd see walking down the street. This is justified as they were once human, although even then they both happened to be juvenile delinquents.

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* In ''DragonballZ'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Krillin is surprised to find that Androids 17 and 18 (immensely powerful cyborgs that caused a BadFuture in an alternate timeline) look just look like regular people you'd see walking down the street. This is justified as they were once human, although even then they both happened to be juvenile delinquents.
22nd Apr '16 3:34:15 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[ParanoiaFuel One of them wants to kill you]]. [[note]][[HeyItsThatGuy Probably the one]] [[UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin at the bottom.]][[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[ParanoiaFuel One of them wants to kill you]]. [[note]][[HeyItsThatGuy Probably [[note]]Probably the one]] one [[UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin at the bottom.]][[/note]]]]
12th Apr '16 9:43:54 AM DyingWillKirby
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* The BigBad of ''Anime/PsychoPass'', Shogo Makishima, certainly looks like an ordinary individual, but what makes him truly qualify for this trope is [[spoiler:that the [[BigBrotherIsWatching Sibyl System]] views him as an ordinary individual. Being [[TheSociopath criminally asymptomatic]], Makishima's Psycho-Pass decreases as he commits crimes, where most other people would have their Psycho-Pass dramatically increase if they even ''think'' about possibly committing a criminal act. Makishima can commit all of the horrific crimes he wants and still be viewed by the Sibyl System as a perfectly healthy and stable individual.]]
25th Mar '16 4:47:09 PM tsstevens
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* When Shepherd starts detailing Makarov in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' you expect based on the other villains that he would be some kind of monster or Expy of Stalin. Shepherd then shows you a photo, looking all the world like one for a passport, and Makarov looks much more like a off duty soldier or businessman than terrorist mastermind.
25th Feb '16 8:49:32 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In the film adaptation of ''Literature/{{Misery}}'', Annie Wilkes was changed from intimidating and unkempt to somebody you could pass on the street and not look twice at. The effect is deeply unsettling.
25th Feb '16 2:31:11 AM CrystalThorn
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* A sketch from ''Series/KidsInTheHall'' features an ordinary-looking guy in pajamas and a robe having breakfast. When he begins his monologue revealing he's a mass murderer, it's a bit of a surprise.
23rd Feb '16 5:47:21 PM intastiel
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* Dr. Impossible from ''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]]...
** He may not count, though, since he's not particularly 'terrifying'.

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* Dr. Impossible from ''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]]...
** He may not count, though, since he's not particularly 'terrifying'.
he looks more like the EvilGenius SuperVillain he is.
20th Feb '16 11:55:13 PM sgamer82
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* In ''Manga/BokuDakeGaInaiMachi'', the culprit behind multiple strings of child kidnappings and murders is [[spoiler:Yashiro Gaku, the charming and seemingly well-intentioned elementary school teacher]].

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* In ''Manga/BokuDakeGaInaiMachi'', ''Manga/{{Erased}}'', the culprit behind multiple strings of child kidnappings and murders is [[spoiler:Yashiro Gaku, the charming and seemingly well-intentioned elementary school teacher]].
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.
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