'''Basic Trope''': People in a big city ignore the strange stuff happening around them.
* '''Straight''': Chordarr, the [[MonsterOfTheWeek alien invader]], appears in Los Angeles. Nobody cares.
* '''Exaggerated''': Chordarr, a [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever fifty-foot tall]] [[MonsterOfTheWeek alien invader]], appears in Los Angeles and starts smashing buildings left and right... But nobody cares.
* '''Downplayed''': The citizens notice Chordarr, but don't particularly care unless he does something to affect them personally.
* '''Justified''':
** Chordarr zapped the city of Los Angeles with an [[HypnoRay Apathy Beam]] before appearing.
** A film crew can be seen nearby when Chordarr appears.
** Chordarr [[HumanAliens looks human]], so everyone just assumes he's a guy with an odd outfit.
** So many aliens visit Los Angeles that the citizens are completely jaded.
* '''Inverted''':
** Everyone in Los Angeles panics when mild-mannered Charles Darr walks down the street.
** The protagonist moves to the UncannyVillage and dismisses anything strange as "local color".
* '''Subverted''':
** The humans think Chordarr is just a guy in a rubber suit. When he displays his true power, everybody panics.
** The LAPD eventually notice Chordarr and ask him to come with them.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** The panicking humans were extras on a movie set; actual bystanders don't think anything of Chordarr.
** The cops just pulled Chordarr aside because he's carrying a laser pistol, and they wanted to make sure he had a handgun permit.
* '''Parodied''': After being ignored by the people of Los Angeles, Chordarr panics. He starts grabbing bystanders and ''begging'' them to pay attention to him.
* '''Zig Zagged''': The city starts out as normal, and then gets weirder as the series progresses.
* '''Averted''':
** The show is a drama played straight, with no fantastic elements whatsoever.
** Or it does have fantastic elements, but witnesses react to seemingly impossible events with the expected panic, amazement, and awe.
* '''Enforced''': The show is trying to keep things LikeRealityUnlessNoted, so they can't have people paying too much attention to weird things.
* '''Lampshaded''': "''Another'' alien in L.A.? That's, what, the fourth one this week?"
* '''Invoked''': Weeks before Chordarr's scheduled attack, his {{Mooks}} have been appearing around the city dressed as [[PeopleInRubberSuits rubber-suited monsters]]. Residents are already complaining about the [[AllPartOfTheShow "weird publicity stunts"]] when Chordarr arrives.
* '''Exploited''': Chordarr always manages to get the jump on whoever he's robbing/killing/abducting, etc, because the lack of running and screaming reduces the chances of his target noticing him.
* '''Defied''': Chordarr makes a ''huge'' spectacle when he lands, leaving behind a crater the size of a city block, to make it clear that he is not to be ignored.
* '''Discussed''': "Chordarr's appearing in Los Angeles. Wonder if they'll even notice".
* '''Conversed''': "According to HollywoodPsych, people in big cities are so jaded that they won't even care if an alien invader starts walking down the street".
* '''Deconstructed''': The work is high on the cynical side of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism; the people's indifference to Chordarr is a reflection of how apathetic and self-centered they are.
* '''Reconstructed''': After Chordarr appears and menaces the city, residents realize they've been ''too'' self-centered, and work to pay more attention to things around them.
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