History PlayingWith / Masquerade

2nd Mar '18 5:38:37 PM AHI-3000
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** TheMenInBlack make hilariously weak, pathetic, and half-hearted attempts at hiding the paranormal from the general public.
** Vampires look absolutely nothing like humans, [[PaperThinDisguise but continue pretending to be human]] in normal society while [[MostDefinitivelyNotAVillain enthusiastically stating at every opportunity]] that they [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial are absolutely not vampires at all]].

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** TheMenInBlack make [[BlatantLies hilariously weak, pathetic, and half-hearted attempts attempts]] at hiding the paranormal from the general public.
** Vampires look absolutely nothing like humans, [[PaperThinDisguise but continue pretending to be human]] in normal society while [[MostDefinitivelyNotAVillain [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial enthusiastically stating at every opportunity]] that [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain they [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial are absolutely not vampires at all]].
19th Feb '18 1:41:21 PM fruitstripegum
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* '''Justified''': The last time someone found out that vampires existed, [[VanHelsingHateCrimesvthey set out to hunt them down.]] The vampires aren't eager to repeat this.

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* '''Justified''': The last time someone found out that vampires existed, [[VanHelsingHateCrimesvthey [[VanHelsingHateCrimes they set out to hunt them down.]] The vampires aren't eager to repeat this.
28th Jan '18 12:52:34 AM MasterN
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* '''Straight''': Vampires exist, but they keep their identity secret from humans.
* '''Exaggerated''': 90% of the population consists of vampires, and the human 10% is still kept in the dark about it.

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* '''Straight''': Vampires [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]] exist, but they keep their identity secret from humans.
* '''Exaggerated''': 90% of the population consists of vampires, werewolves, ghosts, etc., and the human 10% is still kept in the dark about it.



* '''Justified''': The last time someone found out that vampires existed, they set out to hunt them down. The vampires aren't eager to repeat this.

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* '''Justified''': The last time someone found out that vampires existed, they [[VanHelsingHateCrimesvthey set out to hunt them down. down.]] The vampires aren't eager to repeat this.



** Everyone is aware of the existence of vampires except the vampires themselves, who are kept in the dark of their true nature.

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** Everyone is aware of the existence of vampires except [[TomatoInTheMirror the vampires themselves, themselves,]] who are kept in the dark of their true nature.



** It seems as if nobody knows the vampires exist, but it then turns out that everybody knows, but prefers not to talk about it due to a series of bloody conflicts in the past.
** It turns out that vampires don't really exist.
** After many centuries of hiding in the shadows, [[TheUnmasquedWorld the existence of vampires are finally revealed to humans]].

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** It seems as if nobody knows the vampires exist, but it then turns out that [[EverybodyKnewAlready everybody knows, knows,]] but prefers not to talk about it due to a series of bloody conflicts in the past.
** It turns out that [[DoingInTheWizard vampires don't really exist.
exist.]]
** After many centuries of hiding in the shadows, [[TheUnmasquedWorld the existence of vampires are finally revealed to humans]].humans.]]



** Ghosts, however, are still hidden from the public.



** Vampires look absolutely nothing like humans, [[PaperThinDisguise but continue pretending to be human]] in normal society while enthusiastically stating at every opportunity that they [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial are absolutely not vampires at all]].

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** Vampires look absolutely nothing like humans, [[PaperThinDisguise but continue pretending to be human]] in normal society while [[MostDefinitivelyNotAVillain enthusiastically stating at every opportunity opportunity]] that they [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial are absolutely not vampires at all]].



* '''Invoked''': As Bob and his vampire family move into a new town, Bob insists that this time, they aren't letting anyone know about their supernatural status, because past experiences have been largely negative.
* '''Exploited''': Alice, a human, realizes that if there were vampires, they probably wouldn't let humans know about it, so she makes sure to vampire-proof her house just in case.

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* '''Invoked''': As Bob and his vampire family move into a new town, Bob insists that this time, they aren't letting anyone know about their supernatural status, because past experiences have been [[FantasticRacism largely negative.
negative.]]
* '''Exploited''': Alice, a human, realizes that if there were vampires, [[GenreSavvy they probably wouldn't let humans know about it, it,]] so she makes sure to vampire-proof her house just in case.



* '''Conversed''': "I swear, half of the episodes' plots could be resolved if the vampires would just man up and reveal themselves to the townspeople!"

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* '''Conversed''': [[JustEatGilligan "I swear, half of the episodes' plots could be resolved if the vampires would just man up and reveal themselves to the townspeople!"townspeople!"]]



** The vampires' refusal to show themselves to humans is a sign of their elitism and snobbery - they see themselves as better than typical humans. This leads them to refuse to ask for human help when crisis strikes them all, and they suffer greatly because they will not let themselves integrate into the thriving normal society.
** A vampire breaks the masquerade, and the resulting consequences are significantly worse than the sacrifices made to uphold it.

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** The vampires' refusal to show themselves to humans is a sign of their [[FantasticRacism elitism and snobbery - they see themselves as better than typical humans. humans.]] This leads them to refuse to ask for human help when crisis strikes them all, and they suffer greatly because they will not let themselves integrate into the thriving normal society.
** A vampire breaks the masquerade, and the resulting consequences [[FantasticRacism resulting]] [[VanHelsingHateCrimes consequences]] are significantly worse than the sacrifices made to uphold it.
14th Mar '15 8:39:27 AM AHI-3000
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** After many centuries of hiding in the shadows, [[TheUnmasquedWorld the existence of vampires are finally revealed to humans]].
14th Mar '15 8:31:55 AM AHI-3000
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* '''Parodied''': Vampires look absolutely nothing like humans, but continue pretending to be human in normal society while enthusiastically stating at every opportunity that they [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial are absolutely not vampires at all]].

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
** TheMenInBlack make hilariously weak, pathetic, and half-hearted attempts at hiding the paranormal from the general public.
**
Vampires look absolutely nothing like humans, [[PaperThinDisguise but continue pretending to be human human]] in normal society while enthusiastically stating at every opportunity that they [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial are absolutely not vampires at all]].
12th Nov '13 9:16:20 AM VPhantom
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** The development of information technology, such as the Internet and sousvellience, breaks the masquerade since there is no way to keep anything a secret anymore.

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** The development of information technology, such as the Internet and sousvellience, surveillance, breaks the masquerade since there is no way to keep anything a secret anymore.
12th Nov '13 9:16:01 AM VPhantom
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* "'Reconstructed'": The masquerade exists for the benefit of the supernatural world, who are terrified of humans hunting them down. They'd rather live inside a prison of secrecy than risk what might happen if their existance was made public.

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* "'Reconstructed'": '''Reconstructed''': The masquerade exists for the benefit of the supernatural world, who are terrified of humans hunting them down. They'd rather live inside a prison of secrecy than risk what might happen if their existance existence was made public.



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12th Nov '13 6:55:04 AM trekie140
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** The masquerade is actually bad for humanity since it prevents them from knowing how to protect themselves from supernatural threats and prevents any checks on the power of whoever is keeping the supernatural a secret. Those who are in the know have an effective monopoly over all interaction between the human and supernatural world, which not only lacks any form of transparency but also restricts any scientific or economic benefits humans may gain.
** The development of information technology, such as the Internet and sousvellience, breaks the masquerade since there is no way to keep anything a secret anymore.
* "'Reconstructed'": The masquerade exists for the benefit of the supernatural world, who are terrified of humans hunting them down. They'd rather live inside a prison of secrecy than risk what might happen if their existance was made public.
11th Nov '13 6:49:45 PM VPhantom
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* '''Reconstructed:'''


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11th Nov '13 6:02:13 PM trekie140
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* '''Deconstructed''': The vampires' refusal to show themselves to humans is a sign of their elitism and snobbery - they see themselves as better than typical humans. This leads them to refuse to ask for human help when crisis strikes them all, and they suffer greatly because they will not let themselves integrate into the thriving normal society.
* '''Reconstructed:''' A vampire breaks the masquerade, and the resulting consequences are significantly worse than the sacrifices made to uphold it.

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
**
The vampires' refusal to show themselves to humans is a sign of their elitism and snobbery - they see themselves as better than typical humans. This leads them to refuse to ask for human help when crisis strikes them all, and they suffer greatly because they will not let themselves integrate into the thriving normal society.
* '''Reconstructed:''' ** A vampire breaks the masquerade, and the resulting consequences are significantly worse than the sacrifices made to uphold it.it.
* '''Reconstructed:'''
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