Magical Irrelevance
Something may seem too irrelevant for a character to bother noticing, yet it is most relevant.
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(permanent link) added: 2012-09-16 03:10:50 sponsor: Alva (last reply: 2012-09-19 06:24:13)

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The brain screens out whatever seems irrelevant, and so the affected character can't notice it no matter how relevant it actually is. Examples are: Soulless Men from The Wheel of Time series, whom the Big Bad uses as assassins because no one would notice them entering or leaving; Alirea from the Twilight fanfic Luminosity, who could also murder you without you taking note of her approach or actions.
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