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16th Jan '17 9:43:26 PM Alas_Poor_Donny
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** Vampires [[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade in both]] [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem settings]] can learn Obfuscate, a power which causes others to not notice them.

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** Vampires [[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade in both]] [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem settings]] can learn Obfuscate, a power which causes others to not notice them. Essentially every other type of supernatural creature has at least one (usually several) specialty or subtype with the same ability (such as mages using telepathy or probability manipulation or changelings using illusions).
10th Jan '17 4:15:29 PM Coinage
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* The Third Edition of ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' included an advantageous character trait called "{{Mu|ggles}}ndane", which at its most expensive and intense level would actively turn anything odd and unusual into the normal and boring while the character was around it.

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* The Third Edition of ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'', specifically in the IOU setting, included an advantageous character trait called "{{Mu|ggles}}ndane", which at "{{Mu|ggles}}ndanity". The advantage comes in a variety of levels. At its most expensive and intense level would actively turn anything odd and unusual into the normal and boring while the level, any character was around it.with that trait has a chance of turning anything he / she sees that isn't considered "normal" into something normal. For example: demons turn into men in demon suits, ray guns turn into squirt guns, etc. It's sort of like a weaponized version of Sunnydale Syndrome.
3rd Jan '17 7:53:17 PM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep'': The Farmer will willingly ignore all the evidences that the sheeps and other farm animals are clearly sentient and acting like humans.
3rd Jan '17 3:57:34 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'', the people of Yeddaw outright ignore a miracle happenning in the middle of their town, despite being exceptionally good at spotting street urchins and lawbreakers. Lift snarks that they must be doing so on purpose.
24th Dec '16 12:20:36 PM GhostOfAGeek
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* In ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', it seems at first that Uma and her father are just using the standard PaperThinDisguise of wearing glasses to pass as human. Later, they mention using an [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/H2G2/ptitlex7dt39fg "Adams Field"]], implying that the glasses have some sort of Weirdness Censor built into them.

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* In ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', it seems at first that Uma and her father are just using the standard PaperThinDisguise of wearing glasses to pass as human. Later, they mention using an [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/H2G2/ptitlex7dt39fg [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy "Adams Field"]], implying that the glasses have some sort of Weirdness Censor built into them.
1st Dec '16 10:28:14 AM gophergiggles
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' is an aversion: though the townspeople at first ignore the moon, by the third night most of the townspeople have fled, and those who stay have resigned themselves to the probability that the world (or a large portion of it) will be destroyed.

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* Zigzagged in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' is an aversion: though the townspeople where at first ignore it appears to be an aversion with people ignoring the moon, by until you walk in on the third night most of meeting with the townspeople have fled, Mayor and Captain Viscen declares that the city is usually overrun with people this time of year, making it clear you're only seeing the very small portion of people who actually are ignoring it. As time goes on however, more and more people flee until the only few who are left are those who stay have utterly [[TheFatalist resigned themselves to the probability that annihilation]]. Mutoh is the world (or a large portion of it) only person left who actually still refuses to believe the moon will be destroyed.fall.
21st Nov '16 1:25:18 AM Medinoc
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* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'':

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* In Kat from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'':
21st Nov '16 1:24:01 AM Medinoc
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* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' we are introduced to the Realm of The Dead from Kat's perspective where the organization and its facilities seems to take the form of some kind of children's haunted house with her companions Annie and Mort completely mystified by her ability to treat it as such. When we finally get a look at [[EldritchLocation what they see]] it's hard not to sympathize. Whether it is this, InvisibleToNormals, or something else is not clear, but the way she uses the Realm's devices while her friends can begin to comprehend them, and the "smoke and mirrors" speech suggest that her rational(ish) view of the world helps her see through the Realm's illusions.

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are first introduced to the Realm of The Dead from Kat's perspective where the organization and its facilities seems to take the form of some kind of children's haunted house with her companions Annie and Mort completely mystified by her ability to treat it as such. When we finally get a look at [[EldritchLocation what they see]] it's hard not to sympathize. Whether it is this, InvisibleToNormals, or something else is not clear, but the way she uses the Realm's devices while her friends can begin to comprehend them, and the "smoke and mirrors" speech suggest that her rational(ish) view of the world helps her see through the Realm's illusions.illusions.
** It's later revealed that her this applies to ''her own eldritch appearance in the Ether''. She and everything she sees look normal to her, while in the ether she looks like some steel/bug EldritchAbomination.
7th Oct '16 4:03:24 PM eroock
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30th Sep '16 2:22:46 AM Yozzy
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** Uses this to explain why you never hear stories about trolls, vampires and magic. Everyone just writes it off as something mundane that, at the time, they thought was impossible. If they're attacked by a troll, for example and they're asked about it in a few months or so, they'll just claim that it was a large drug addict or something (the first few months will just have them staying quiet, afraid of people thinking they're crazy or for thinking that they 'themselves' have gone off the deep end). It also helps that supernatural happenings tend to [[WalkingTechbane screw up any kind of recording equipment]], making efforts to actually record evidence of the supernatural turn out to be grainy, filled with static, and generally seeming like badly distorted or faked content.
** It helps that the people who do outright report what they have seen tend to be dismissed at best, or tossed into the loony bin, or in certain cases attacked by the very things they witnessed. A good example of this is the coroner, Butters, who reports that several bodies he examined were clearly not human, and was thus suspended for three months and put into a psych ward for observation as a result.

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** Uses this The {{Masquerade}} is held up by the [[{{Muggles}} vanilla humans]] as much by the supernatural community, largely because people just don't want to believe that the world is saturated with murderous monsters and inexplicable magic. The safe, mundane world that most vanillas live in is a much safer and happier place if they didn't have to worry about vampires, demons, or warlocks, which explain why you never hear stories about trolls, vampires trolls and magic. Everyone just writes it off as something mundane that, at the time, they thought was impossible. If they're attacked by a troll, for example and they're asked about it in a few months or so, they'll just claim that it was a large drug addict or something (the first few months will just have them staying quiet, afraid of people thinking they're crazy or for thinking that they 'themselves' have gone off the deep end). It also helps that supernatural happenings human magic users tend to [[WalkingTechbane screw up any kind of recording equipment]], making efforts to actually record evidence of the supernatural turn out to be grainy, filled with static, and generally seeming like badly distorted or faked content.
** It helps that the people who do outright report what they have seen tend to be dismissed at best, or tossed into the loony bin, or in certain cases attacked by the very things they witnessed. A good example of this is the coroner, Butters, medical examiner Butters who reports that several bodies he examined were clearly not human, and was thus suspended for three months and put into a psych ward for observation as a result.



** It also helps that the various supernatural powers in play have a pretty big stake in making sure humanity does ''not'' find out about them, given that for all the contempt most of these creatures have for humans, the last thing they want to do is get humanity as a whole riled up.
** It really helps that most humans really don't want to believe that the ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight are real. SelectiveObliviousness at its finest. To the point that they will accept any [[SharedMassHallucination alternate "rational" explanation no matter how stupid]].

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** It also helps that the various supernatural powers in play have a pretty big stake in making sure humanity does ''not'' find out about them, given that for all the contempt most of these creatures have for humans, the last thing they want to do is get humanity as a whole riled up.
up. While in the past a mob with torches and pitchforks could be considered a tangible threat to most supernatural creatures, humanity has since upgraded to assault rifles and attack helicopters. And now number in the billions.
** It really helps that most humans really don't want to believe that the ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight are real. SelectiveObliviousness at its finest. To the point that they will accept any [[SharedMassHallucination alternate "rational" explanation no matter how stupid]].farfetched]].
** One individual, Anna Valmont, a normal human and master thief, was very suddenly pulled into the supernatural side when demons killed her partners and she finds that they were being used as a playing piece between the forces of Heaven and Hell. When she gets out, she continues with her craft, taking on clients and targets in the supernatural community, though she mentioned how easy it was to find information on the players of the supernatural world, and this trope gets mentioned again as the reason why the supernatural nations don't need to try too hard to keep concealed.
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