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* TheMasquerade in ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'' is maintained thanks to this. In the setting, summoners and supernatural beings have a specific form of InivisbleToNormals: whenever they leave a normal person's field of vision, that person will lose all of their memories of the supernatural. The explanation given is that an uninitiated person's mind is unable to properly comprehend the supernatural.
11th Aug '17 1:31:13 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/MichaelKurland's ''The Unicorn Girl'', the characters visit a Victorian-like world where most of the people literally cannot see a naked person--a fact which some thieves are very happy to take advantage of.

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* In Creator/MichaelKurland's ''The Unicorn Girl'', ''Literature/TheUnicornGirl'', the characters visit a Victorian-like world where most of the people literally cannot see a naked person--a fact which some thieves are very happy to take advantage of.
3rd Aug '17 11:57:12 AM StFan
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* Became a running joke in ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'', in which one woman is constantly harassed by Sideburn--who is trying to get jiggy with her car. By narrative convenience, she starts being in range of the giant robot battles nearly every episode.

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* Became a running joke in ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'', in which one woman is constantly harassed by Sideburn--who Sideburn -- who is trying to get jiggy with her car. By narrative convenience, she starts being in range of the giant robot battles nearly every episode.



* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''

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* The Marvel crossover storyline ''Comicbook/{{Inferno}}'' had Manhattan Island being overrun by [[TheLegionsOfHell demonic forces]] for what seems like a period of several weeks. Once things return to normal, a very weak {{Masquerade}} blaming hallucinations is accepted by the public. How hallucinations can explain the sheer amount of infrastructure damage or the many deaths during the event or the amount of time lost during those "hallucinated" days, is one question. Why a public that's already accepted the reality of superbeings, aliens and gods would have any trouble believing that New York was attacked by demons is another.
* In ''PropositionPlayer'', the dispossessed gods Anubis and Moloch try to track down the protagonist in Las Vegas. Moloch suggests they conceal their appearances, but the jackal-headed Anubis doesn't bother since hey, it's ''Las Vegas''.

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* The Marvel crossover storyline ''Comicbook/{{Inferno}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Inferno}}'' had Manhattan Island being overrun by [[TheLegionsOfHell demonic forces]] for what seems like a period of several weeks. Once things return to normal, a very weak {{Masquerade}} blaming hallucinations is accepted by the public. How hallucinations can explain the sheer amount of infrastructure damage or the many deaths during the event or the amount of time lost during those "hallucinated" days, is one question. Why a public that's already accepted the reality of superbeings, aliens and gods would have any trouble believing that New York was attacked by demons is another.
* In ''PropositionPlayer'', ''ComicBook/PropositionPlayer'', the dispossessed gods Anubis and Moloch try to track down the protagonist in Las Vegas. Moloch suggests they conceal their appearances, but the jackal-headed Anubis doesn't bother since hey, it's ''Las Vegas''.



* In ''Comicbook/DoctorStrange'', magic is frequently explained away by "they must be shooting a movie." People still get out of Dr Strange's way, but they don't understand why. (see Strange Tales vol. 1 #120 (May, 1964))
** Amusingly, sometimes Doc and his associates have to chase down misbehaving magic, since the dragon/ogre/giant rabbit is something "even Greenwich Village would notice."
* In the first arc of the ''Comicbook/{{Zatanna}}'' solo series, detective Dale Colton explains to Zatanna that people have a lot of trouble accepting the truth about magic, even though Zatanna herself is a world-famous StageMagician with [[MagiciansAreWizards actual magical powers]] who is a member of the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica. No matter how often there is verifiable documentation of legitimate supernatural affairs people prefer to look the other way and hum really loudly, which explains why magic is still a "secret" in Franchise/TheDCU. This is particularly frustrating, even to Zatanna herself, because here there is no {{masquerade}}, the supernatural world ''wants'' to be recognized, but the people are not listening. The alternate argument would be that in a world populated by aliens who can fly and shoot lasers out their eyes and gets invaded once a month, most people probably don't really see much difference between natural and supernatural as one could easily be used to mimic the other.

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* In ''Comicbook/DoctorStrange'', ''ComicBook/DoctorStrange'', magic is frequently explained away by "they must be shooting a movie." People still get out of Dr Strange's way, but they don't understand why. why (see Strange Tales vol. 1 #120 (May, 1964))
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[May, 1964]). Amusingly, sometimes Doc and his associates have to chase down misbehaving magic, since the dragon/ogre/giant rabbit is something "even Greenwich Village would notice."
* In the first arc of the ''Comicbook/{{Zatanna}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}'' solo series, detective Dale Colton explains to Zatanna that people have a lot of trouble accepting the truth about magic, even though Zatanna herself is a world-famous StageMagician with [[MagiciansAreWizards actual magical powers]] who is a member of the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica. No matter how often there is verifiable documentation of legitimate supernatural affairs people prefer to look the other way and hum really loudly, which explains why magic is still a "secret" in Franchise/TheDCU. This is particularly frustrating, even to Zatanna herself, because here there is no {{masquerade}}, the supernatural world ''wants'' to be recognized, but the people are not listening. The alternate argument would be that in a world populated by aliens who can fly and shoot lasers out their eyes and gets invaded once a month, most people probably don't really see much difference between natural and supernatural as one could easily be used to mimic the other.



* Agent "!" of the Brotherhood of Dada (antagonists of the ''DoomPatrol'') has the specific power that he "comes as no surprise", i.e. nobody finds his appearance or presence particularly unexpected or notable, and tend to ignore him. Given that he's dressed in a suit of exclamation marks and his chest is a gilded cage with a small airplane in it, this is quite an accomplishment.

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* Agent "!" of the Brotherhood of Dada (antagonists of the ''DoomPatrol'') ''ComicBook/DoomPatrol'') has the specific power that he "comes as no surprise", i.e. nobody finds his appearance or presence particularly unexpected or notable, and tend to ignore him. Given that he's dressed in a suit of exclamation marks and his chest is a gilded cage with a small airplane in it, this is quite an accomplishment.



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* In [[Literature/TheFourGospels John 12]] of Literature/TheBible, while Jesus is speaking, a [[{{God}} voice speaks from heaven]], and many people in the crowd think it's just thunder.
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* In [[Literature/TheFourGospels John 12]] of Literature/TheBible, while Jesus is speaking, a [[{{God}} voice speaks from heaven]], and many people in the crowd think it's just thunder.
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* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' core rule books advise the DM and the players to ''avoid'' this; if you're playing in a setting where you can buy and sell magic items fairly easily, it kind of behooves the {{N|onPlayerCharacter}}PCs to notice magic, and not knock it as "superstition."

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' core rule books advise the DM and the players to ''avoid'' this; if you're playing in a setting where you can buy and sell magic items fairly easily, it kind of behooves the {{N|onPlayerCharacter}}PCs to notice magic, and not knock it as "superstition."



* In TabletopGame/TheDarkEye German Pen&Paper, its fairly normal for elves and dwarfs roam the cities. The bigger cities have their mage academies. Goblins and orcs are fairly well known in the wilderness. Yet {{muggles}} are particularity shocked whenever something magical happens around them, and are fast to shrug it off as something mundane instead of magic. This is played UpToEleven with the kobolds, which in this setting are supernatural beings of near infinite power... and only use it for mischief or if enlisted by an deity for a particular job to guard an area. Like in RealLife if some mishap is going on, they are going to handwave it towards the kobolds as fairy tale, [[AllMythsAreTrue but maybe more true as they want it to be]].
* ''TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}'' averts this. {{Muggles}} may go mad from encountering what they could not possibly understand and [[PlayerCharacter Nobles]] must take pains to ensure that this will not happen. However, their bosses, the Imperators, are powerful enough that reality itself will censor their actions. If an Imperator blots out the sun, not only will everyone believe it's a solar eclipse, but scientists will have retroactively predicted it several weeks ago.
** Third edition tones this down a bit, with most miracles having a degree of muggle-safety, but pulling off stuff that's too blatant will still cause dementia animus.

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* In TabletopGame/TheDarkEye ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' German Pen&Paper, its fairly normal for elves and dwarfs roam the cities. The bigger cities have their mage academies. Goblins and orcs are fairly well known in the wilderness. Yet {{muggles}} are particularity shocked whenever something magical happens around them, and are fast to shrug it off as something mundane instead of magic. This is played UpToEleven with the kobolds, which in this setting are supernatural beings of near infinite power... and only use it for mischief or if enlisted by an deity for a particular job to guard an area. Like in RealLife if some mishap is going on, they are going to handwave it towards the kobolds as fairy tale, [[AllMythsAreTrue but maybe more true as they want it to be]].
* ''TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}'' averts this. {{Muggles}} may go mad from encountering what they could not possibly understand and [[PlayerCharacter Nobles]] must take pains to ensure that this will not happen. However, their bosses, the Imperators, are powerful enough that reality itself will censor their actions. If an Imperator blots out the sun, not only will everyone believe it's a solar eclipse, but scientists will have retroactively predicted it several weeks ago.
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ago. Third edition tones this down a bit, with most miracles having a degree of muggle-safety, but pulling off stuff that's too blatant will still cause dementia animus.



** The abov gets {{Lampshaded}} when a security guard in ''EGS:NP'' calls someone's sleeves shrinking a "neat trick". TheRant says "Oh my god. We found him! We found the one character in EGS who makes excuses when he sees obvious magic and doesn't just accept it as a thing!"

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** The abov above gets {{Lampshaded}} when a security guard in ''EGS:NP'' calls someone's sleeves shrinking a "neat trick". TheRant says "Oh my god. We found him! We found the one character in EGS who makes excuses when he sees obvious magic and doesn't just accept it as a thing!"



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26th Jul '17 11:51:29 AM Caps-luna
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* In a study about ball lightning, a very poorly understood electromagnetic meteorological phenomena, found that a third of people in the United States had seen ball lightning but never told anyone. The reason was simple, ball lightning has no pressence in modern day pop culture (unlike cryptids) and is visually simple enough (a ball of light) that the ones that do can simply convince themselves it was simply an optical illusion.
22nd Jun '17 1:27:48 PM ultimomant
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* The ''Series/Supergirl'' episode "Myriad" sees Cat Grant make it all the way to her office without noticing everyone in the city has been mind controlled by Non. Though this could simply be a symptom of her epic level of self-absorption.

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* The ''Series/Supergirl'' ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'' episode "Myriad" sees Cat Grant make it all the way to her office without noticing everyone in the city has been mind controlled by Non. Though this could simply be a symptom of her epic level of self-absorption.
15th Jun '17 8:57:02 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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*** Haruhi provides an interesting take on this trope in that she not a [[{{Muggle}} normal person]] like Kyon is ([[who is who is very much in the know), nor just any [[IndexOfFictionalCreatures common supernatural entity]] either, but is TheOmnipotent who [[RealityWarper shapes the universe to her whim]], and who may have possibly created the [[ArcWords aliens, time travelers, and espers]] in the ''Haruhi Suzumiya'' universe. However, it is likely that her expectations and skepticism towards the supernatural may ironically prevent her from finding them despite her desire to do so (she desires secret [[PsychicPowers esper]] organizations, so of course the esper organizations [[FridgeBrilliance will be secret]]). Her own RealityWarper powers may likely be, [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity and thankfully too]], effectively acting as her own weirdness censor.

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*** Haruhi provides an interesting take on this trope in that she not a [[{{Muggle}} normal person]] like Kyon is ([[who (who is who is very much in the know), nor just any [[IndexOfFictionalCreatures common supernatural entity]] either, but is TheOmnipotent who [[RealityWarper shapes the universe to her whim]], and who may have possibly created ''created'' the [[ArcWords aliens, time travelers, and espers]] in of the ''Haruhi Suzumiya'' universe. However, it is likely that her expectations and skepticism towards the supernatural may ironically prevent her from finding interacting with them despite her desire to do so (she desires secret [[PsychicPowers esper]] organizations, so of course the esper organizations [[FridgeBrilliance will be secret]]). Her own RealityWarper powers may likely be, [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity and thankfully too]], effectively acting as her own weirdness censor.
15th Jun '17 8:51:35 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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*** Haruhi provides an interesting take on this trope in that she not a [[{{Muggle}} normal person]] like Kyon is (who is who is very much in the know), nor any [[IndexOfFictionalCreatures usual supernatural entity]] either, but is TheOmnipotent who [[RealityWarper shapes the universe]] to her whim, and who probably created the universe of ''Haruhi Suzumiya'' and its [[ArcWords aliens, time travelers, and espers]]. However, her expectations and skepticism towards the supernatural means ironically that she will never find them (she desires secret [[PsychicPowers esper]] organizations, so of course the esper organizations [[FridgeBrilliance will remain secret]]). Her own RealityWarper powers are, [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity thankfully]], effectively acting as her own weirdness censor.

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*** Haruhi provides an interesting take on this trope in that she not a [[{{Muggle}} normal person]] like Kyon is (who ([[who is who is very much in the know), nor just any [[IndexOfFictionalCreatures usual common supernatural entity]] either, but is TheOmnipotent who [[RealityWarper shapes the universe]] universe to her whim, whim]], and who probably may have possibly created the universe of [[ArcWords aliens, time travelers, and espers]] in the ''Haruhi Suzumiya'' and its [[ArcWords aliens, time travelers, and espers]]. universe. However, it is likely that her expectations and skepticism towards the supernatural means may ironically that she will never find prevent her from finding them despite her desire to do so (she desires secret [[PsychicPowers esper]] organizations, so of course the esper organizations [[FridgeBrilliance will remain be secret]]). Her own RealityWarper powers are, may likely be, [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity thankfully]], and thankfully too]], effectively acting as her own weirdness censor.
29th May '17 3:17:42 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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*** Haruhi provides an interesting take on this trope in that she not a [[{{Muggle}} normal person]], nor any [[IndexOfFictionalCreatures usual supernatural entity]] either, but is TheOmnipotent who [[RealityWarper shapes the universe]] to her whim, and who probably created the universe of ''Haruhi Suzumiya'' and its [[ArcWords aliens, time travelers, and espers]]. However, her expectations and skepticism towards the supernatural means ironically that she will never find them (she desires secret esper organizations, so of course the esper organizations [[FridgeLogic will remain secret]]). Her own RealityWarper powers are, [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity thankfully]], effectively acting as a weirdness censor.

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*** Haruhi provides an interesting take on this trope in that she not a [[{{Muggle}} normal person]], person]] like Kyon is (who is who is very much in the know), nor any [[IndexOfFictionalCreatures usual supernatural entity]] either, but is TheOmnipotent who [[RealityWarper shapes the universe]] to her whim, and who probably created the universe of ''Haruhi Suzumiya'' and its [[ArcWords aliens, time travelers, and espers]]. However, her expectations and skepticism towards the supernatural means ironically that she will never find them (she desires secret esper [[PsychicPowers esper]] organizations, so of course the esper organizations [[FridgeLogic [[FridgeBrilliance will remain secret]]). Her own RealityWarper powers are, [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity thankfully]], effectively acting as a her own weirdness censor.
29th May '17 2:07:11 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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*** Haruhi provides an interesting take on this trope in that she not a [[{{Muggle}} normal person]], nor any [[IndexOfFictionalCreatures usual supernatural entity]] either, but is TheOmnipotent who [[RealityWarper shapes the universe]] to her whim, and who probably created the universe of ''Haruhi Suzumiya'' and its [[ArcWords espers, aliens and time travelers]]. However, her expectations and skepticism towards the supernatural means ironically that she will never find them (she desires secret esper organizations, so of course the esper organizations will remain secret).

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*** Haruhi provides an interesting take on this trope in that she not a [[{{Muggle}} normal person]], nor any [[IndexOfFictionalCreatures usual supernatural entity]] either, but is TheOmnipotent who [[RealityWarper shapes the universe]] to her whim, and who probably created the universe of ''Haruhi Suzumiya'' and its [[ArcWords espers, aliens and aliens, time travelers]]. travelers, and espers]]. However, her expectations and skepticism towards the supernatural means ironically that she will never find them (she desires secret esper organizations, so of course the esper organizations [[FridgeLogic will remain secret).secret]]). Her own RealityWarper powers are, [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity thankfully]], effectively acting as a weirdness censor.
29th May '17 1:55:05 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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*** Haruhi provides an interesting take on this trope in that she not a [[{{Muggle}} normal person]], nor any [[IndexOfFictionalCreatures usual supernatural entity]] either, but is TheOmnipotent who [[RealityWarper shapes the universe]] to her whim, and who probably created the universe of ''Haruhi Suzumiya'' and its [[ArcWords espers, aliens and time travelers]]. However, her expectations and skepticism towards the supernatural means ironically that she will never find them (she desires secret esper organizations, so of course the esper organizations will remain secret).
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