History OffscreenTeleportation / LiveActionTV

4th Feb '17 12:07:40 AM Doug86
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** Another [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] example is in "What's My Line, Part 2." When the worm-man from the Order of Taraka is chasing Xander and Cordelia, he pulls some OffscreenTeleportation to suddenly pop up in front of them, despite the fact that he shows no other signs of having unusual movement capabilities. (He can [[TheWormThatWalks disintesgrate into worms and crawl]], but the worms do not appear to be particularly fast. Certainly he can't teleport, since Xander and Cordelia escape him shortly thereafter by ducking into the basement, closing the door, and putting duct tape across the crack at the bottom. For that matter, it's not entirely clear what makes the worm-man so dangerous in the first place...)

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** Another [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] example is in "What's My Line, Part 2." When the worm-man from the Order of Taraka is chasing Xander and Cordelia, he pulls some OffscreenTeleportation Offscreen Teleportation to suddenly pop up in front of them, despite the fact that he shows no other signs of having unusual movement capabilities. (He can [[TheWormThatWalks disintesgrate disintegrate into worms and crawl]], but the worms do not appear to be particularly fast. Certainly he can't teleport, since Xander and Cordelia escape him shortly thereafter by ducking into the basement, closing the door, and putting duct tape across the crack at the bottom. For that matter, it's not entirely clear what makes the worm-man so dangerous in the first place...)



* ''FallingSkies'': In one episode, the 2nd Massachusetts manages to go on an unfamiliar route they have never traveled before, completely passing the group which has recaptured some of their members who were trying to escape back, and take the enemy headquarters, all offscreen.
* ''TheFlash'': The Flash naturally did this a few times justified both by his SuperSpeed and [[CoconutSuperpowers the tv show's budget.]]

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* ''FallingSkies'': ''Series/FallingSkies'': In one episode, the 2nd Massachusetts manages to go on an unfamiliar route they have never traveled before, completely passing the group which has recaptured some of their members who were trying to escape back, and take the enemy headquarters, all offscreen.
* ''TheFlash'': ''Series/TheFlash'': The Flash naturally did this a few times justified both by his SuperSpeed and [[CoconutSuperpowers the tv TV show's budget.]]



** Gets a [LampshadeHanging all to hell the episode ''Film/{{Gunslinger}}'', where Tom Servo reveals that he can do this at will.

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** Gets a [LampshadeHanging LampshadeHanging all to hell in the episode ''Film/{{Gunslinger}}'', where Tom Servo reveals that he can do this at will.



* Littlefinger in Series/GameOfThrones. Nearly ever scene of him takes place somewhere else in Westeros, which makes him seem like he's everywhere. One episode had him in the Vale, while the start of next episode had him all the way at the Wall, in the North. (Which is almost on the other side of the continent.) Since we know nothing about how long it takes him to travel, how he's travelling and how much time actually passes (though it can't be too much, since there doesn't seem to be much time passing for anyone else), fans have joked that he has a teleporter or a jetpack.

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* Littlefinger in Series/GameOfThrones.''Series/GameOfThrones''. Nearly ever scene of him takes place somewhere else in Westeros, which makes him seem like he's everywhere. One episode had him in the Vale, while the start of next episode had him all the way at the Wall, in the North. (Which is almost on the other side of the continent.) Since we know nothing about how long it takes him to travel, how he's travelling and how much time actually passes (though it can't be too much, since there doesn't seem to be much time passing for anyone else), fans have joked that he has a teleporter or a jetpack.



** Derek spends more time time in the boys' locker room than most of the boys on the lacrosse team, but nobody ever seems to notice him at the school.

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** Derek spends more time time in the boys' locker room than most of the boys on the lacrosse team, but nobody ever seems to notice him at the school.



* In the Series/AgentsOfSHIELD episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E1Shadows Shadows]], Hartley's team flee a military base in a SUV at top speed, only for Carl "Crusher" Creel, who was in the base as well, is suddenly in front of them, having somehow got there on foot.

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* In the Series/AgentsOfSHIELD ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E1Shadows Shadows]], "[[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E1Shadows Shadows]]", Hartley's team flee a military base in a SUV at top speed, only for Carl "Crusher" Creel, who was in the base as well, is suddenly in front of them, having somehow got there on foot.
5th Dec '16 12:26:21 PM Xtifr
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** AvertedTrope in the episode ''Film/TheGirlInGoldBoots'' in that Buzz's inexplicable appearance in the diner happens completely ''onscreen'' due to the mother of all editing errors.

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** AvertedTrope in the episode ''Film/TheGirlInGoldBoots'' ''Film/GirlInGoldBoots'' in that Buzz's inexplicable appearance in the diner happens completely ''onscreen'' due to the mother of all editing errors.
4th Dec '16 3:26:16 AM upupandaway42
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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E1Shadows Shadows]], Hartley's team flee a military base in a SUV at top speed, only for Carl "Crusher" Creel, who was in the base as well, is suddenly in front of them, having somehow got there on foot.

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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD Series/AgentsOfSHIELD episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E1Shadows Shadows]], Hartley's team flee a military base in a SUV at top speed, only for Carl "Crusher" Creel, who was in the base as well, is suddenly in front of them, having somehow got there on foot.
2nd Dec '16 2:43:42 PM upupandaway42
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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD episode [[AgentsOfSHIELDS2E1Shadows Shadows]], Hartley's team flee a military base in a SUV at top speed, only for Carl "Crusher" Creel, who was in the base as well, is suddenly in front of them, having somehow got there on foot.

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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD episode [[AgentsOfSHIELDS2E1Shadows [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E1Shadows Shadows]], Hartley's team flee a military base in a SUV at top speed, only for Carl "Crusher" Creel, who was in the base as well, is suddenly in front of them, having somehow got there on foot.
1st Dec '16 2:28:41 PM upupandaway42
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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD episode [[AgentsOfSHIELDS2E1Shadows Shadows]], Hartley's team flee a military base in a SUV at top speed, only for Carl "Crusher" Creel, who was in the base as well, is suddenly in front of them, having somehow got there on foot.
22nd Nov '16 3:13:19 AM JackG
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* Averted in ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. Linda has just found out that Maze is a demon, so refuses to open the door for her. She then turns round and finds Maze sitting in her office.
-->'''Linda:''' Can you teleport?
-->'''Maze:''' What? No! You left your window open.



* Averted in ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. Linda has just found out that Maze is a demon, so refuses to open the door for her. She then turns round and finds Maze sitting in her office.
-->'''Linda:''' Can you...teleport?
-->'''Maze:''' No, you just left the window open.

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* Averted in ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. Linda has just found out that Maze is a demon, so refuses to open the door for her. She then turns round and finds Maze sitting in her office.
-->'''Linda:''' Can you...teleport?
-->'''Maze:''' No, you just left the window open.
22nd Nov '16 2:45:25 AM JackG
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* Averted in ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. Linda has just found out that Maze is a demon, so refuses to open the door for her. She then turns round and finds Maze sitting in her office.
-->'''Linda:''' Can you...teleport?
-->'''Maze:''' No, you just left the window open.
18th Nov '16 10:02:46 AM Morgenthaler
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** Castiel (like other angels) is a MASTER of Off Screen Teleportation. If Cas is in the episode, it'll probably happen. Multiple times.
*** Note, however, that it's often only "offscreen" for the audience; there are multiple examples of human characters looking straight at angels while they flutter away. The camera watches the human, but the human is watching the angel.

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** Castiel (like other angels) is a MASTER of Off Screen Teleportation. If Cas is in the episode, it'll probably happen. Multiple times.
*** Note, however, that
times. However, it's often only "offscreen" for the audience; there are multiple examples of human characters looking straight at angels while they flutter away. The camera watches the human, but the human is watching the angel.



*** Probably the best example from an in-universe perspective comes from the angel Anna. In one episode, there is a long quiet interlude with Sam and Dean driving down the road. Anna, heretofore ''unseen'' in the entire episode and for several episodes prior, in one instant cut shows up in the back seat and says, "Hi, guys." Dean is so damn shocked that he nearly drives the Impala straight off the road!

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*** ** Probably the best example from an in-universe perspective comes from the angel Anna. In one episode, there is a long quiet interlude with Sam and Dean driving down the road. Anna, heretofore ''unseen'' in the entire episode and for several episodes prior, in one instant cut shows up in the back seat and says, "Hi, guys." Dean is so damn shocked that he nearly drives the Impala straight off the road!
4th Jun '16 11:50:46 AM GordyTepig
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* Littlefinger in Series/GameOfThrones. Nearly ever scene of him takes place somewhere else in Westeros, which makes him seem like he's everywhere. One episode had him in the Vale, while the start of next episode had him all the way at the Wall, in the North. (Which is almost on the other side of the continent.) Since we know nothing about how long it takes him to travel, how he's travelling and how much time actually passes (though it can't be too much, since there doesn't seem to be much time passing for anyone else), fans have joked that he has a teleporter or a jetpack.
** The Sand Snakes are another dubious case. They are seen waving off Prince Trystane at the pier of Dorne, but two are later seen sneaking onto his ship while he's in King's Landing.
1st Jan '16 6:46:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Smallville}}'':

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