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11th Feb '18 10:08:58 AM Wall
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* ''Series/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'': In the second season, Panto has a much harder time blending in to our world than the Mage does.
22nd Jan '18 2:23:58 PM LentilSandEater
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** In fairness, said hapless government agent is on the mission specifically because he's one of the few aliens who actually knows anything about Earth, and since they're in Hawaii most people are used to dealing with clueless foreign tourists.
22nd Jan '18 2:01:53 PM LentilSandEater
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* Simultaneously employed and subverted in ''[[Film/TheBeastmaster Beastmaster II: Through The Portal Of Time]]'' - neither Dar, the hero, nor Arklon, the BigBad, grasps 1980s California all that well, although Arklon at least eventually makes an effort. Arklon's FemmeFatale [[TheDragon Dragon]], on the other hand, pretty much fits right in, and at one point observes with scorn that Arklon is "as subtle as a rabid rhino."

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* Simultaneously employed and subverted Downplayed in ''[[Film/TheBeastmaster Beastmaster II: Through The Portal Of Time]]'' - neither Dar, the hero, nor Arklon, the BigBad, grasps 1980s California all that well, although Arklon at least eventually makes an effort. Arklon's FemmeFatale [[TheDragon Dragon]], on the other hand, pretty much fits right in, and at one point observes with scorn that Arklon is "as subtle as a rabid rhino."



** One would also assume that vampires who are bad in adapting to changing circumstances don't survive for long.
* In ''Series/{{Angel}}'' Holtz took to the 21st century pretty well for someone transplanted from the 18th century, at times seeming better adapted than Angel, who actually lived through the intervening period. It probably helped that he quickly gathered a group of modern people who could help him deal with the things he didn't understand (cars, styrofoam) by using the same, fairly timeless motivations - desire for revenge over vampires killing those close to them.
** Also, the demon who resurrected Holtz taught him a few basics of the modern world.

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** One would also assume that vampires who are bad in adapting to changing circumstances don't survive for long.
* In ''Series/{{Angel}}'' Holtz took to the 21st century pretty well for someone transplanted from the 18th century, at times seeming better adapted than Angel, who actually lived through the intervening period. It probably helped that he quickly gathered a group of modern people who could help him deal with the things he didn't understand (cars, styrofoam) by using the same, fairly timeless motivations - desire for revenge over vampires killing those close to them.
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them. Also, the demon who resurrected Holtz taught him a few basics of the modern world.



* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', most demons, even ones who had been sealed away like Lilith, seem to have a pretty good grasp on modern life. Angels, on the other hand, especially the "good" ones, ''especially'' Castiel, stick out like a sore thumb.
** FridgeBrilliance: Well of course, demons used to be humans and have much more "intimate" contact with the humans that get sent to hell. Most angels, on the other hand, try to spend as little time with the "[[FantasticRacism mud-monkeys]]" as possible!

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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', most ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
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demons, even ones who had been sealed away like Lilith, seem to have a pretty good grasp on modern life. Angels, on the other hand, especially the "good" ones, ''especially'' Castiel, stick out like a sore thumb.
** FridgeBrilliance: Well of course, demons used to be humans and have much more "intimate" contact with the humans that get sent to hell. Most angels, on the other hand, try to spend as little time with the "[[FantasticRacism mud-monkeys]]" as possible!
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3rd Jan '18 11:29:09 PM Jeffcole2
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* In fairness, said hapless government agent is on the mission specifically because he's one of the few aliens who actually knows anything about Earth, and since they're in Hawaii most people are used to dealing with clueless foreign tourists.

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* ** In fairness, said hapless government agent is on the mission specifically because he's one of the few aliens who actually knows anything about Earth, and since they're in Hawaii most people are used to dealing with clueless foreign tourists.
13th Nov '17 1:06:38 PM cdrood
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* In ''Film/{{Trancers}}'' they use a form of time travel where your mind inhabits an ancestor's body. Hero Jack Deth's ancestor is an alcoholic writer. Villain, Martin Whistler's ancestor is an LAPD Lieutenant AND he has mind control powers. He also appears to have done research to the point of knowing who Deth's ancestor will marry, which is ultimately a GrandfatherParadox.
3rd Nov '17 4:50:21 PM Omnigeek6
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* In fairness, said hapless government agent is on the mission specifically because he's one of the few aliens who actually knows anything about Earth, and since they're in Hawaii most people are used to dealing with clueless foreign tourists.
30th Sep '17 10:00:30 PM DarkGidora
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** In ''Film/TheTerminator'', the T-800 knows exactly how to find his target, disguise, weapons etc., while Reese seems to be simply lucky.
** In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the T-1000 can look and act like any human it encounters, while the T-800 is easily recognizable to those who have already encountered one and survived, though the last bit could be quite rare apart from the protagonists.

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** In ''Film/TheTerminator'', the T-800 knows exactly how to find his target, disguise, weapons etc., while Reese seems to be simply lucky.
lucky. However, at one point the Terminator asks for a "phased plasma rifle with a 40-watt range" at a gun store.
** In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the T-1000 can look and act like any human it encounters, while the T-800 is easily recognizable to those who have already encountered one and survived, though the last bit could be quite rare apart from the protagonists. Additionally, the T-1000 is able to [[FauxAffablyEvil put forth a front of friendliness]] in it's police officer disguise, while the T-800 is TheStoic.
11th Sep '17 8:22:19 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos'', Nyarlathotep is able to pass off as a human surprisingly well, considering he's actually an EldritchAbomination, whose minds typically are as alien as you can get. Later novels by other authors explained that the Mi-go, an alien race that worships him as a god, have been observing Earth for quite some time, sending him information precisely so that he could pass himself off as a human.
** He never does appear in our world in the human form in Lovecraft's own stories apart from the surreal prosaic poem ''Nyarlathotep'' that has only little to do with the deity he evolved into in later stories - unless you cound the Black Man from ''The Dreams in the Witch-house'' who never interacts with normal people (or even speaks), and is only barely human in appearance. His ability to take the guise of man is only an InformedAbility outside ''The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath'' which takes place in the Dreamlands. Only later writers have actually had him actively pretend to be human.

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* In Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos'', Nyarlathotep is able to pass off as a human surprisingly well, considering he's actually an EldritchAbomination, whose minds typically are as alien as you can get. Later novels by other authors explained that the Mi-go, an alien race that worships him as a god, have been observing Earth for quite some time, sending him information precisely so that he could pass himself off as a human.
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human. He never does appear in our world in the human form in Lovecraft's own stories apart from the surreal prosaic poem ''Nyarlathotep'' "Nyarlathotep" that has only little to do with the deity he evolved into in later stories - -- unless you cound count the Black Man from ''The Dreams in the Witch-house'' "Literature/TheDreamsInTheWitchHouse" who never interacts with normal people (or even speaks), and is only barely human in appearance. His ability to take the guise of man is only an InformedAbility outside ''The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath'' ''Literature/TheDreamQuestOfUnknownKadath'' which takes place in the Dreamlands. Only later writers have actually had him actively pretend to be human.
19th Aug '17 9:35:16 AM SteveMB
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* Both played straight and subverted in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' -- when Luthor and Flash trade minds in a FreakyFridayFlip plot, the majority of the Legion of Doom, despite Flash's rather poor acting skills, never catch on and merely presume Luthor has gone brain damaged. Luthor, meanwhile, is instantly exposed by Doctor Fate, who was in Flash's mind at the time, and spends the rest of the episode on the run from the rest of the Watchtower's inhabitants -- unfortunately for them, Luthor is quick to adapt to his new-found superpower and uses it in ways that the normal Flash refuses to.

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* Both played straight and subverted in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' -- when Luthor and Flash trade minds in a FreakyFridayFlip plot, the majority of the Legion of Doom, despite Flash's rather poor acting skills, never catch on and merely presume Luthor has gone brain damaged. Luthor, meanwhile, is instantly exposed by Doctor Fate, who was in Flash's mind at the time, and spends the rest of the episode on the run from the rest of the Watchtower's inhabitants -- unfortunately for them, Luthor is quick to adapt to his new-found superpower and uses it in [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique ways that the normal Flash refuses to.to]].
3rd Aug '17 1:56:36 PM Kekkama
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* The main character in ''Literature/EverybodyLovesLargeChests'' [[{{EvolutionPowerUp}} evolves]] into a species of monster named dopplegangers who are [[{{ShapeShifting}} shapeshifters]] that are adept at disguise and infaltrating the societies of the [[{{FiveRaces}} ''Enlightened'']].

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* The main character in ''Literature/EverybodyLovesLargeChests'' [[{{EvolutionPowerUp}} evolves]] into a species of monster named dopplegangers who are [[{{ShapeShifting}} shapeshifters]] that are adept at disguise and infaltrating infiltrating the societies of the [[{{FiveRaces}} ''Enlightened'']].
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