History UnusuallyUninterestingSight / VideoGames

30th May '17 12:49:36 PM DarkHunter
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** ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' DLC gets you Javik, the sole survivor of a race thought to be dead fifty thousand years ago, and who are generally worshipped at near god levels (actual god levels by one race). Other than one cut scene, nobody outside of your party tends to notice him. Of course, Shepard is well-known throughout the Galaxy for [[MagneticHero attracting]] these [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits types of people]], so it's implied that people have become a little desensetised to the sight of a strange alien in their team;

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** ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' DLC gets you Javik, the sole survivor of a race thought to be dead fifty thousand years ago, and who are generally worshipped at near god levels (actual god levels by one race). Other than one cut scene, nobody outside of your party tends to notice him. Of course, Shepard is well-known throughout the Galaxy for [[MagneticHero attracting]] these [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits types of people]], so it's implied that people have become a little desensetised desensitised to the sight of a strange alien in their team;



*** However, a Hanar ''will'' recognize him and go all [[Film/WaynesWorld "I am not worthy!"]] on him. Later, a few Citadel civilians will approach Jaavik with awe, so it could just be that Shepard and Jaavik are too intimidating to be approachable.

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*** However, a Hanar hanar ''will'' recognize him and go all [[Film/WaynesWorld "I am not worthy!"]] on him. Later, a few Citadel civilians will approach Jaavik Javik with awe, so it could just be that Shepard and Jaavik Javik are too intimidating to be approachable.approachable. A couple of other characters seem to assume that Javik is a drell that has undergone extensive cosmetic surgery.
29th May '17 12:35:43 PM Shadoboy
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*** The game does tend to imply that player Warlocks are something of an exception, although asking a guard where the Warlock trainers are will result in them commenting that they're keeping their eye on you. This is backed up when you notice that in Alliance cities, the Warlock trainers tend to look like they're hiding out somewhere, like in Stormwind where they're hanging out in the basement of an inconspicuous tavern, or in Ironforge where about six or seven of them are stuffed into a little, inconspicuous house. This is mostly true for the Horde as well; only in Undercity and Silvermoon do Warlocks practice openly.

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*** The game does tend to imply that player Warlocks are something of an exception, although asking a guard where the Warlock trainers are will result in them commenting that they're keeping their eye on you. This is backed up when you notice that in Alliance cities, the Warlock trainers tend to look like they're hiding out somewhere, like in Stormwind where they're hanging out in the basement of an inconspicuous tavern, or in Ironforge where about six or seven of them are stuffed into a little, inconspicuous house. This is mostly true for the Horde as well; only in Undercity [[TheNecrocracy Undercity]] and Silvermoon [[AddictiveMagic Silvermoon]] do Warlocks practice openly.
22nd May '17 3:54:14 PM Mineboot45
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* ''VideoGame/{{Payday2}}'', where to begin...

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* ''VideoGame/{{Payday2}}'', ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'', where to begin...
21st May '17 3:59:16 PM nombretomado
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*** However, a Hanar ''will'' recognize him and go all [[WaynesWorld "I am not worthy!"]] on him. Later, a few Citadel civilians will approach Jaavik with awe, so it could just be that Shepard and Jaavik are too intimidating to be approachable.

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*** However, a Hanar ''will'' recognize him and go all [[WaynesWorld [[Film/WaynesWorld "I am not worthy!"]] on him. Later, a few Citadel civilians will approach Jaavik with awe, so it could just be that Shepard and Jaavik are too intimidating to be approachable.
23rd Apr '17 6:03:53 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI''; anytime you climb up a wall in plain sight, people will comment on it. Some might say that the game also plays the trope straight with respect to the arsenal Altair carries around with him, but it wasn't all that remarkable for someone to go armed in the 12th-century holy land, even if Altair does carry several more blades than are strictly necessary.
** People still assume TheGuardsMustBeCrazy when the aforementioned clearly and visibly heavily-armed Altair can pretend to be a monk and get away with it.
** Listening to people's comments when they notice Altair or Ezio climbing a wall shows that, while some think it's really strange, others assume you're just ''exercising''.
** It gets even more ridiculous in ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Brotherhood]]'', when Ezio (in ancient armor and armed to the teeth no less) can pull any civilian off a horse to steal it from them, usually running over them and several other pedestrians in the process, without nearby guards even batting an eyelash. But if you tear down a wanted poster within sight of the guards, oh boy...
** The games in the series also feature the LeapOfFaith - jumping off tall buildings or other high places in a very stylish manner and landing in hidings spots like carts of hay, without anyone ever paying attention to the fact that ''a man just fell from the sky and landed in a pile of hay''. Best explained by the RuleOfCool.

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* *''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''
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Averted in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI''; anytime you climb up a wall in plain sight, people will comment on it. Some might say that the game also plays the trope straight with respect to the arsenal Altair carries around with him, but it wasn't all that remarkable for someone to go armed in the 12th-century holy land, even if Altair does carry several more blades than are strictly necessary.
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necessary. People still assume TheGuardsMustBeCrazy when the aforementioned clearly and visibly heavily-armed Altair can pretend to be a monk and get away with it.
it. [[BadHabits It's the similar uniform that confuses them]].
** Listening to people's comments when they notice Altair or Ezio climbing a wall shows that, while some think it's really strange, others assume you're he's just ''exercising''.
''exercising'', or some kind of performer.
** It gets even more ridiculous in ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Brotherhood]]'', when Ezio (in ancient armor and armed to the teeth no less) can pull any civilian off a horse to steal it from them, usually running over them and several other pedestrians in the process, without nearby guards even batting an eyelash. But if If you tear down a wanted poster within sight of the guards, oh boy...
** The games in the series also feature the LeapOfFaith - jumping off tall buildings or other high places in a very stylish manner and landing in hidings spots like carts of hay, without anyone ever paying attention to the fact that ''a man just fell from the sky and landed in a pile of hay''. Best I's best explained by the RuleOfCool.RuleOfCool and [[AWizardDidIt Animus rendering]].



** By roughly the 1600s (around the timeframe of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag''), the typical assassin's uniform of white hooded robes ''should'' considered pretty strange. By the ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'', it would look ridiculous, considering that the general design is by that time 700 years old. In reality, nobody ever comments on it, except for assassins and Templars, who both recognize it as the uniform of the former (now, an ancient, secret guild of assassins having identical, easily identifiable uniforms should raise some questions, but of course it doesn't).

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** By roughly the 1600s (around the timeframe of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag''), the typical assassin's uniform of white hooded robes ''should'' considered pretty strange. By the ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'', it would look ridiculous, considering that the general design is by that time 700 years old. In reality, nobody ever comments on it, except for assassins and Templars, who both recognize it as the uniform of the former (now, an ancient, secret guild of assassins having identical, easily identifiable uniforms should raise some questions, but of course it doesn't). This is why the Frye siblings don't wear the hood and robes all the time and why some of Edward's outfits don't even include them.
17th Apr '17 9:10:15 PM GahmahRaan
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', once you rescue Jedi Bastila you can wander around the Sith-patrolled streets of Taris waving her lightsaber around, and nobody so much looks in your direction, despite her being Number One on the Sith's Most Wanted List.

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', once you rescue Jedi Bastila you can wander around the Sith-patrolled streets of Taris waving her lightsaber around, and nobody so much looks in your direction, despite her being Number One on the Sith's Most Wanted List. As a side note, there are some [[GameMod mods]] that avert this and make it so that the Sith patrols attack you on sight if you have Bastila in the party.
2nd Apr '17 3:30:05 PM nombretomado
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* Random people suffering from a [[TheHeartless monster]]-[[EldritchAbomination induced]] illness? A seemingly innocent afterschool curricular club, consisting of the [[MafiaPrincess daughter]] of school's main benefactor, that seems to be on an invitation only basis and [[TheMasquerade don't appear]] [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything to do anything]]? A group of teens that represent three separate subcultures and stand out like a sore thumb in the middle of a normal Japanese city? [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Three transfer students being integrated into one class?]] Anyone outside of S.E.E.S. [[spoiler: The Kirijo Group, Strega and Ryoji]] in {{Persona3}} is mostly oblivious to what is really going on in Port Island.

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* Random people suffering from a [[TheHeartless monster]]-[[EldritchAbomination induced]] illness? A seemingly innocent afterschool curricular club, consisting of the [[MafiaPrincess daughter]] of school's main benefactor, that seems to be on an invitation only basis and [[TheMasquerade don't appear]] [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything to do anything]]? A group of teens that represent three separate subcultures and stand out like a sore thumb in the middle of a normal Japanese city? [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Three transfer students being integrated into one class?]] Anyone outside of S.E.E.S. [[spoiler: The Kirijo Group, Strega and Ryoji]] in {{Persona3}} ''VideoGame/Persona3'' is mostly oblivious to what is really going on in Port Island.
26th Mar '17 8:08:28 PM HarpieSiren
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*** Oddly enough, King Triton actually DOES call Sora out on being from another world. But only because he doesn't seem to know how to swim right. Goofy and Donald get no such remarks.
** In ''Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days'', Roxas is typically supposed to avoid being seen by the inhabitants of the worlds he goes to on missions, but no one seems to find his appearance or behavior at all strange when they see him, nor do they see the similarity between him and Sora.
*** [[StarWars Your eyes deceive you.]] Magic Carpet knows that Roxas is Sora, because it doesn't rely on sight. Everybody else relies too much on sight. Besides, what have we ever seen of Phil that would indicate he'd even care enough to notice the similarities?
*** The actual justification in Days for no one connecting the Sora-Roxas dots is that this was the year Sora was being repieced together mentally. Everyone had forgotten about Sora while his chain of memories was reforged.
** In another example of 'real-worldness', ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance'' has Sora and Riku visit The Grid from ''Film/TronLegacy'', with no-one ever commenting on the fact that the pair look somewhat different. It could possibly be [[{{Handwave}} handwaved]] by the fact that it's all taking place in a computer, and there are all sorts of different programs, but still...
*** Those Pokémon-like creatures that hang around them....
** And then, there is Sora being teleported to Hawaii for a moment whenever he summons [[{{Disney/LiloAndStitch}} Stitch]]. If you were nearby, what would you say on a mysterious teenage [[{{HumanAlien}} human-shaped alien]], especially if he's [[{{Film/Tron}} wearing armor]] or [[{{WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas}} resembling a vampire]]?

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*** ** Oddly enough, King Triton actually DOES call Sora out on being from another world. But only because he doesn't seem to know how to swim right. Goofy and Donald get no such remarks.
** In ''Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days'', Roxas is typically supposed to avoid being seen by the inhabitants of the worlds he goes to on missions, but no one seems to find his appearance or behavior at all strange when they see him, nor do they see the similarity between him and Sora.
*** [[StarWars Your eyes deceive you.]] Magic Carpet knows that Roxas is Sora, because it doesn't rely on sight. Everybody else relies too much on sight. Besides, what have we ever seen of Phil that would indicate he'd even care enough to notice the similarities?
*** The actual justification in Days for no one connecting the Sora-Roxas dots is that this was the year Sora was being repieced together mentally. Everyone had forgotten about Sora while his chain of memories was reforged.
** In another example of 'real-worldness', ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance'' has Sora and Riku visit The Grid from ''Film/TronLegacy'', with no-one ever commenting on the fact that the pair look somewhat different. It could possibly be [[{{Handwave}} handwaved]] by the fact that it's all taking place in a computer, and there are all sorts of different programs, but still...
*** Those Pokémon-like creatures that hang around them....
** And then, there is Sora being teleported to Hawaii for a moment whenever he summons [[{{Disney/LiloAndStitch}} Stitch]]. If you were nearby, what would you say on a mysterious teenage [[{{HumanAlien}} human-shaped alien]], especially if he's [[{{Film/Tron}} wearing armor]] or [[{{WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas}} resembling a vampire]]?
remarks.
24th Mar '17 10:33:04 AM BeerBaron
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* Slightly similar to the Jak II example above, in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' you can feel free to either break in and steal, or simply pickpocket an Imperial Guards' suit of armor, then equip it and talk to the Imperial Guards, who still refer to you as "citizen". Presumably similar situations can occur with other types of armor that your character shouldn't legitimately be wearing yet.
** Averted in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', where wearing certain types of armor, for example the holy armor of the Ordinators, ''will'' get you butchered by angry fanatics.

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* Slightly similar ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** In general throughout the series, you can be running around in legendary artifact armor, carrying a weapon forged by the gods themselves, be accompanied by any number of colorful companions, have a couple of summoned creatures by your side...and very few, if any, [=NPCs=] will actually comment on it. You can even steal equipment from a NPC, equip it yourself, talk to them, and they won't catch on. As the games have gotten more advanced over time, aversions occur more frequently, but it is still not the norm. Examples of specific aversions are below:
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' averts it with Indoril armor, the sacred armor of the Ordinators. Wear it in the presence of an Ordinator and you will be marked as ''kill on sight'' by every Ordinator in the game.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
*** Averted with the Thieves Guild armor, which many guards will remark on and say they recognize. This leads
to the Jak II example above, FridgeLogic of just '''why''' a '''thieves guild''' would have a uniform that is instantaneously recognizable. (Or perhaps [[FridgeBrilliance It's a calling card]] that makes capers all the more daring when you're rubbing your affiliation in the guard's faces the whole time.) Another reason is that the Guild has fallen on hard times, (although you can change this), so many Guards outside of [[WretchedHive Riften]] honestly don't take the Guild seriously ''at all''. It also seems that the Guard are apathetic and long as they don't ''see'' you commit a crime, you could walk around naked in a chef's hat for all they care.
*** ''Skyrim'' has generally improved upon averting this trope, possibly in response to
''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' you can feel free to either break in being mocked relentlessly for its ArtificialAtmosphericActions and steal, or simply pickpocket an Imperial Guards' TalkingToHimself. Wearing a suit of armor, then equip it and talk to the Imperial Guards, who still refer to you as "citizen". Presumably similar situations can occur with other types of Ebony armor that will draw compliments on your character shouldn't legitimately be fashion sense while wearing yet.
** Averted in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', where wearing certain types
a suit of armor, Dragonbone will have guards asking you to make them a set. It's also true for example some weapons, as guards will react with fear and tell you to "keep that thing away from them" if you're carrying the holy armor Mace of [[GodOfEvil Molag Bal]].
*** Also averted when a random dragon encounter happens in town. When you kill it and absorb its soul, nearby [=NPCs=] will react with awe.
*** Also also averted when you use Shouts in town. "The Thu'um! S/he summons
the Ordinators, ''will'' get the Thu'um!" They'll also tell you butchered by angry fanatics.to [[WhatTheHellPlayer cut it out]] if you do it too often.



* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim:'' Nothing weird about that guy walking around with a ghost who talks loudly about how they are off to murder [[spoiler:the Emperor]] and how they both work for the Dark Brotherhood. Even if said ghost and its master are currently walking through a town populated entirely by [[spoiler:said Emperor's PraetorianGuard]].
** Averted with the Thieves Guild armor, which many guards will remark on and say they recognize. This leads to the FridgeLogic of just '''why''' a '''thieves guild''' would have a uniform that is instantaneously recognizable.
*** [[FridgeBrilliance It's a calling card]] that makes capers all the more daring when you're rubbing your affiliation in the guard's faces the whole time.
** Another reason is that the Guild has fallen on hard times, (although you can change this), so many Guards outside of [[WretchedHive Riften]] honestly don't take the Guild seriously ''at all''. It also seems that the Guard are apathetic and long as they don't ''see'' you commit a crime, you could walk around naked in a chef's hat for all they care.
** ''Skyrim's'' generally pretty good about averting it, actually (possibly in response to ''Oblivion'' being mocked relentlessly for its ArtificialAtmosphericActions and TalkingToHimself). It's also averted with standard armors. For instance, guards will compliment you on your fashion sense should you be wearing ebony armor.
** Also averted when a random dragon encounter happens in town. When you kill it and absorb its soul, the guards will react with awe.
** Also also averted when you use Shouts in town. "The Thu'um! S/he summons the the Thu'um!" They'll also tell you to [[WhatTheHellPlayer cut it out]] if you do it too often.
21st Mar '17 2:50:10 PM jtierney50
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** By roughly the 1600s (around the timeframe of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag''), the typical assassin's uniform of white hooded robes ''should'' considered pretty strange. By the ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate]]'', it would look ridiculous, considering that the general design is by that time 700 years old. In reality, nobody ever comments on it, except for assassins and Templars, who both recognize it as the uniform of the former (now, an ancient, secret guild of assassins having identical, easily identifiable uniforms should raise some questions, but of course it doesn't).

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** By roughly the 1600s (around the timeframe of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag''), the typical assassin's uniform of white hooded robes ''should'' considered pretty strange. By the ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate]]'', ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'', it would look ridiculous, considering that the general design is by that time 700 years old. In reality, nobody ever comments on it, except for assassins and Templars, who both recognize it as the uniform of the former (now, an ancient, secret guild of assassins having identical, easily identifiable uniforms should raise some questions, but of course it doesn't).
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