->'''Robo:''' Overall, I gotta say, you're taking this rather well.
->'''Creator/CarlSagan:''' Astronomy is a long and relentless lesson that the universe is under ''no'' obligation to match up with your expectations. Also, the alcohol helps.
-->-- ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo and the Shadow from Beyond Time''

Take a person. Something fantastic happens to or around them. He or she acknowledges that something as supernatural or as something that should be impossible, but, when people expect them to freak out, they don't. It turns out that the person in question utterly fails to react with the sense of wonder that something fantastic, unnatural or supposedly impossible would entail. This usually happens for one of two reasons:

# The person is just that calm or collected; or
# The person [[UnfazedEveryman has seen enough of this sort of thing]], maybe from the same source, that - though they recognize it IS fantastic - they got used to it enough to view it as "normal" - for them, at least. This isn't quite SeenItAll because the person in question tends to be a MuggleBestFriend or some sort of normal that knows what's going on - and knows it enough not to mind anyways.

In the first case, the person is more likely to berate others for their overreaction, though not always. In the second case, the person already reacted strongly to this kind of thing a few times, if only offscreen, so they won't really mind when others do. Mind that the person does know the event is impressive or surprising - they're just too calm or too used to it to really mind. Superheroes that work in teams depend on this trope not to stare wide-eyed in the middle of a battle whenever a teammate does something.

Compare StiffUpperLip, ConditionedToAcceptHorror, UnusuallyUninterestingSight, and DullSurprise.



[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Justified in ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom''. The students in class E are trying to assassinate their [[SuperSpeed super-fast]] [[NighInvulnerable almost impossible to kill]] octopus-monster sensei before he destroys the world in March. Compared with Koro-sensei, normal weirdness just doesn't measure up.
* PlayedForLaughs in the manhwa ''Manhwa/IWish''. Since Lyu-Jin has started working for [[Really700YearsOld K]], she's seen weird things like a race of flower-people that you can eat to obtain eternal life, a thumb-sized sprite that had a [[HalfHumanHybrid son with a regular human]] and a man whose memories need to be erased in order to prevent being killed by them, so that when a "normal" 150 year old vampire reveals himself to her it lost all its shock potential.
* The titular character of ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' has seen the destruction caused by dragons on a regular basis to the point she doesn't even flinch when one of them suddenly lands on her apartment thus destroying half of it.


[[folder: Comic ]]

* In ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo'', both Carl Sagan and Charles Fort react rather calmly to the reality-warping machinations of an extradimensional EldritchAbomination -- although Sagan ''does'' take a moment (and some booze) to reach this point.
* As noted, superheroes have a tendency to do this, as well as those around them. Even superheroes that don't work in teams, and people from the CityOfAdventure that don't know super-persons personally; the fantastic tends to be common enough a sight and occurrence in such settings that, after a few in-universe years, [[FlatEarthAtheist it becomes more comically notable when people]] ''[[FlatEarthAtheist do]]'' [[FlatEarthAtheist become surprised by something that would be strange to the reader]]. Aliens can only invade (only to be repelled by somebody wearing spandex) so many times before it becomes more like a fire drill for the civilians than a bizarre attention grabber, after all.
* A tremendously funny scene in issue 15 of ''ComicBook/{{Alias}}''. Protagonist Jessica Jones is on her first date with [[ComicBook/AntMan Scott Lang]] after [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]] set them up, when suddenly [[Franchise/FantasticFour Human Torch]] and Franchise/SpiderMan go by chasing Doc Ock down the street. They just sorta look at each other and go, "You wanna go help?" "Nah, they got it."

[[folder: Fanfiction ]]

* [[FanFic/BecomingPonies Stories in the Pony Earth Verse]] vary in regard to this. Usually, "later" stories have the people transformed into ponies reacting very dryly to their situation, in comparison with "earlier" stories focusing on shocked initial reactions.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10520321/6/And-I-Saw-the-Beast-upon-a-Cold-World And I Saw the Beast upon a Cold World]]'' Anna's sole reaction to [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Elsa]] accidentally freezing the table and everything on it is to pick up her plate then set it back down once the frost passes.
* ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-17276-100/TheLaughingMan+My+Archive+Of+One+Shots.htm Venomous Xander]]'' has a trio of teens see [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander]] in full Comicbook/{{Venom}} form and their sole reaction is asking if he knows Spider-Man. Of course, it helps they're all seriously stoned.
* In ''[[http://www.grandt.com/XanderZone/stories/read.php?story=Touched.html Touched,]]'' after the two seemingly become magnetically attracted to each other, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander]] stays calm while Cordelia is freaking out over being physically incapable of not touching him.
* Though they initially freak out, Harry/Hari's friends in ''Fanfic/IsThatABaby'' quickly stop reacting to Harry doing the impossible regularly. For example, when Harry visits Tracey over Christmas in third year, she reacts to the explosion of fire he arrives in right behind her and the gunshot from her mother that barely misses her with a calm "Morning Hari."
** Even Hermione, who initially reacted with outrage and fury over Hari violating the laws of magic and insisting the books claiming his actions to be impossible are wrong, mellows out. It helps that Hari teaches her to use wandless magic, [[SinkOrSwimMentor by stealing her wand and forcing her to attend classes without it]].
* While it would have been amazing to him early in his journey, by the time Ash meets a talking Slowking in ''Fanfic/{{Traveler}}'', he's already encountered half a dozen Legendaries so he's not even fazed by the idea.


[[folder: Film ]]

* Almost everyone in ''Film/{{Hop}}'' except the lead is not overly surprised by a talking bunny.
* In ''Film/GalaxyQuest,'' when the characters are all transported onto the Protector, everyone freaks out, except Fred, who smiles vaguely and says "That was a hell of a thing." Likewise while they are on a shuttle heading down to an alien world, Guy freaks out at the realization that he's a RedShirt, and the others try to calm him down, while Fred placidly munches on a Handi-Snak. Possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by a deleted scene which implies that he's high the entire time.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* Ronnie, in ''Literature/AnitaBlakeVampireHunter'' has no psychic or magic abilities and despite her job as a P.I. not a lot of contact with such things outside of her association with Anita. When the weird crap happens, though, she takes it pretty well. at least until her character derailment later in the series.
** Also Edward from the same series. Yeah, he's an assassin who kills monsters for a living, but turning into some kind of human vampire who feeds off of sex is still pretty outside his experiences, so when Anita reveals this has happened to her, it should still be a shock, but he's more or less like "Well, that's unusual." And finding out that the vampires who are so scary that other vampires are afraid of them are after Anita should give one pause as well. His response is basically *shrug* "Okay, so how do we kill them?"
* Candy Quackenbush from ''Literature/{{Abarat}}'' is like this. She accepts one bizarre thing after another, just as they come because, she reasons, what else can she do? WordOfGod has said that he intentionally invoked this to spare readers from having to read pages and pages of freak-out scenes.
* The Pikka birds in ''Literature/MostlyHarmless'' embody this trope. They're not surprised by unusual, million-to-one, you'll-never-see-that-again events, because, well, they're unusual, million-to-one, and you'll never see them again in your life, so why bother noticing? And yet, every morning, the sunrise takes them completely by surprise.
* In {{Literature/Dinoverse}}, Janine doesn't take suddenly [[InvoluntaryShapeshifter ending up in the body of a]] [[PteroSoarer Quetzalcoatlus]] with ''total'' calm, but she adjusts much faster than the others, to the point where Mike asks her about it.
--> "I don't want to think about this, I don't want to talk about this. It doesn't do us any good. We know what's at stake. What we have to figure out is what's our first move."
* Kazuo Kiriyama of ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' is fairly calm for someone who learns that he's expected to kill or be killed by his classmates. Justified in the novel and manga, where [[spoiler: a car accident in utero/childhood (respectively) gave him brain damage that left him unable to feel emotions]].
** Shogo Kawada is also pretty calm about the whole ordeal, with the exceptions being anger rather than shock. This leads up to TheReveal that [[spoiler: by coincidence, he was part of "the Program" the previous year, and therefore knows exactly how it works]].
* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', "The Extreme" - While wandering in the Arctic, the kids run into an Inuit boy named Derek who is bizarrely unfazed by human-Controllers blasting wildlife with "Stark Trek guns", shapeshifting teenagers, and a telepathic four-eyed blue centaur.
* The agents of the ''Literature/RedRoom'' series tend to behave as if zombie plagues in their headquarters, invisible mercenaries, Oni assassins, and Rakshasas in shopping malls are all in a day's work--which they are. Subverted, ironically, [[CutenessProximity by Agent O'Reilly when she goes nuts over a Committee member having his own panda.]]


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Sets in with Xander by Episode 10: after the latest fantastic occurrence in class, he says he's gotten used to living on the Hellmouth and that if there's something serious going on, Buffy will slay it.
** The first time Oz is caught up in a fight with vampires, Willow hesitantly begins to explain the whole situation, prefacing it with "Now don't freak out..." Oz doesn't, because not only is he really that calm, but because the fact that vampires are real suddenly makes a lot of things about Sunnydale make sense. In the comics, he tops himself when his ex drops by outside the monastery he's meditating at, in a submarine, that she teleported to Tibet. His reaction: a nonchalant "Huh".
* From ''Series/DoctorWho'', when Rory first walks into the TARDIS, both the audience and the Doctor expect him to look around in wonder, saying "It's BiggerOnTheInside". He doesn't, and calmly explains that it's dimensionally transcendental before the Doctor can.
** And really, the Doctor and anyone who travels with him is probably going to become at least a ''little'' Fantastically Indifferent. After all, when you're traveling through time and space with an 1100 year-old-alien who switches bodies, in a sentient Police Call Box that's bigger on the inside, while defeating monsters and aliens of all types, fantastic is an everyday occurrence. And even then, just meeting with him is enough to cause some change in a person's mindset.
---> '''Harriet Jones:''' If we only knew what the Slitheen wanted. Listen to me. I'm saying Slitheen as if it's normal.
** In fact, this attitude is part of what convinces Queen Victoria the Doctor can't be trusted/relied on. He and his companion's delight at the chance to encounter "real werewolves" appalls her in light of the very real danger and very high body count of the "adventure". She calls them out on it at the end of the episode, going as far as to knight the Doctor for saving her life, and then ''banishing'' him for posing a greater danger than the werewolves. [[spoiler: Then she founds Torchwood on the spot, to combat menaces like him.]]
* Weird example in ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' - while Nelson is used to magic (so he doesn't react with wonder to it per se), he does get caught flat-footed by what Jeannie does with said magic. Not because he thought it was impossible, but because of the situations it gets him in.
* Happens in ''Series/{{Angel}}'', after Angel gives Connor the lowdown on demons and whatnot in "Origin":
-->'''Connor:''' So...demons, vampires, doctors with claws... and I'm some sort of super-hero. *[[{{Beat}} beat]]* [[ShrugTake Okay]].
* Lampshaded in "For Those Of You Just Joining Us", an episode of ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' which takes place in the modern day. "Excuse me, but doesn't it worry anyone that the god of war is real?"
* ''{{Series/Supernatural}}''.
** Sam time travels back to 1861 to get help from Samuel Colt, who barely grunts when handed a mobile phone as proof of Sam's story. Sam is bemused at this underreaction.
-->'''Samuel Colt:''' When you've done this job as long as I have, a giant from the future with some magic brick doesn't exactly give you the vapours.
** In an episode of season ten, adults are being abducted and de-aged into children. Dean becomes a victim, as well as a woman he was chatting with at a bar. Dean's reaction to being kidnapped and suddenly fourteen years old is essentially [[SeenItAll irritation]], while the woman is understandably freaked and demands to know how he can be so calm about things.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. At the end of "Emanations", Captain Janeway orders EnsignNewbie Harry Kim to take some time off to ponder what just happened to him.
-->"It's so easy to become jaded, to treat the extraordinary like just another day at the office, but sometimes there are experiences which transcend all that."
* In ''Series/{{Fargo}}'''s second season, when [[spoiler:a UFO]] shows up during the Sioux Falls Massacre, nearly everyone stops to stare at it. Peggy, not so much.
-->'''Peggy:''' It's just a [[spoiler:flying saucer]], Ed. We gotta go.


[[folder: Role Playing Games ]]

* Andrew in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', as a result of being an UnfazedEveryman. He even commented to Pterisa that he was not particularly surprised when [[HalfHumanHybrid her identity]] was revealed.


[[folder: Visual Novel ]]

* Masayuki in ''VisualNovel/AProfile'' tends to react this way about almost everything. "Ah, Dissociative Identity Disorder? Neat. Can I meet your other personality some time?"
* The protagonist's classmates in ''VisualNovel/DraKoi'' react to a dragon entering their school and firing mouth beams by trying to ignore her and continue with class while casualties begin to pile up.
* ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' takes place in a school for birds. Supposedly everyone there but the TokenHuman is male. In the manga Okosan mentions laying an egg, and only one character finds this at all noteworthy - the same character who was confused and taken aback to hear that the SchoolIdol [[EvenTheGuysWantHim gets a lot of presents]] on their analogue to Valentine's Day. Poor, sheltered Sakuya.


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
** [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2003-02-10 Elliot's parents]] are completely unconcerned that they now have a daughter with all of their son's memories, and are more interested in the fact that Elliot lied to them about sleeping over at a friend's house..
** Even more with Liz who is [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2002-10-16 Highly Skilled at Not Giving a Crap.]]
** [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=288 Sarah's reaction to Pandora showing up in her bedroom in the middle of the night.]]
--->'''Sarah:''' You could have ''warned'' me before making light.\\
'''Pandora:''' An ancient being of tremendous power appears floating in your room, and you chastise her for turning on the lights too fast?\\
'''Sarah:''' I react to paranormal stuff in one of two ways: Curiosity, or sass. You hurt my eyes. You get sass.\\
'''Pandora:''' ''[grinning]'' Oh yes. I made the right decision with ''you''.
* From ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'', Faye once mentions that it feels strange being so jaded that Pintsize's antics no longer surprise her.
* In ''Webcomic/AxeCop'', this is the reaction of just about every character to a bizarre situation. For example, when Axe Cop's partner, Flute Cop, is turned into Dinosaur Soldier by dinosaur blood, and subsequently into Avocado Soldier after eating an avocado, there's not even a hint of BodyHorror. Instead, he just accepts his new identity calmly and without comment.
* In ''Webcomic/JetDream'', the T-Birds of the Thunderbird Squadron barely lose a step after [[GenderBender involuntarily becoming T-Girls]]. Turning into a woman has its complications and [[DifferentForGirls differences]], but they're seldom treated as all ''that'' big a deal.
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob''-- While everyone around him is properly freaking out, Bob's standard reaction to almost anything is a brief moment of DullSurprise, and then he takes it in stride.
* In ''Webcomic/{{UC}}'', when Naim opens his locker into what appears to be a [[http://www.wanderingchaos.com/uc/042304.html lava filled]] room, he just keeps opening and closing it until it opens back up to his school books.
* In ''Webcomic/FreeSpirit2014'', the other witches and warlocks of MagicalNanny Winnie's homeworld apparently feel less impressed with her abilities than the mortal Harper kids do.
* The kids in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' react surprisingly well to the discovery that they have amazing powers and that the earth is going to be destroyed.
* The artist of ''Webcomic/MarioAndLuigiCleanupCrew'' loves this. Almost every major character so far has had one.
** Luigi is peacefully reading a newspaper when Toad's sudden emergency wailing causes him to leap straight up in fright.
** Mario is first seen locked in battle with a Piranha Plant stuck in his toilet, wielding a plunger like a sword.
** Peach's first action after completing any governmental tasks? Deciding to make a cake.
** The Toad Minister spends his entire debut complaining about the state of the youth.
* In ''[[http://www.cansofbeans.com/ Cans of Beans]]'', Dude's reaction to [[http://www.cansofbeans.com/comics/64 learning]] that his roommate is a werewolf is to pop open a beer and ask how long he's been transforming. It helps that he had spent the night drinking with the wolf alter-ego under the [[ComicallyMissingThePoint mistaken impression]] that the giant hulking WolfMan was his roommate's [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom fursona]].


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', Kitten seems to have gotten this attitude after all the millenniums in the Palace. When making tea for the Emperor, he cheerfully hums to himself even as a grand battle to open a can of alien beans rages behind him, and even sudden arrival of Fab Custodes falling from the sky doesn't move him in the slightest.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* From ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice:'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA2zt1Y7btw Oh look, Billy's home.]] [[MuggleFosterParents Muggle Foster Parent]] doesn't even look up from his book.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' both the silent Mrs. Osborn and [[StiffUpperLip the family butler]] walk in to see [[ComicBook/NormanOsborn Norman]] and [[WellDoneSonGuy Harry]] (who had just been missing for a week) talking to Franchise/SpiderMan and the most surprise we get is a raised eyebrow from the former.
-->'''Houseman:''' ''(nodding in greeting)'' Master Osborn, Master Harry. ({{beat}}) Spider-Man.
* Most ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' characters treat the boys' inventions as creative and interesting, but never seem too surprised by them. Even Candace eventually grows used to them.
-->'''Alien Lizard!Phineas:''' Outer-space alien super-crooks from a planet of frogs and reptiles have [[FreakyFridayFlip taken over our bodies]]!
-->'''Candace:''' Okay. What do you want me to do?
-->'''Alien Lizard!Phineas:''' Really? You believe that weird story just like that?
-->'''Candace:''' Yeah. It's been a long summer, kid. What do you need?
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' has Roadrunner standing on a rock that floats in midair, to which the Coyote responds "I wouldn't mind, except that he defies the law of gravity!". (Road Runner: Sure, but I never studied law.)
* A number of characters in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' easily qualify, but none moreso than Rusty. In one episode, after a number of shenanigans lead him to believe an extremely farfetched story, the following commentary is made on the matter:
--> '''Dermott:''' How does he even ''believe'' this!\\
'''Hank:''' [scoffs!] Last year, right where you're standing, David Bowie--''looking like David Bowie from the 70's''--slapped a guy with invisible arms and legs. Right over there, Brock killed a guy from 'Dimension C'- that may or may not have been an alternate earth. [beat] Dude, totally see you there.\\
[[spoiler: '''Gary''']]]: That's impossible! Stealth mode!\\
'''Hank:''' And ''that's'' an ex-henchman for my dad's arch-enemy. ..Pretty sure he lives in my yard now.\\
'''Dermott:''' No, nah I get it. I get it.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** Everyone in Beach City seems either completely uninterested in the fact that the MagicalGirl aliens are living in their midst, or don't know what the Gems are and don't really care. [[ConspiracyTheorist Ronaldo]] is the ultimate example: he has a CharacterBlog (InUniverse and in RealLife) where he often chronicles supernatural things from the show. When he discovers that most of his discoveries are related to the Crystal Gems, he's devastated, because apparently, chronicling ''their'' paranormal activities never occurs to him. To be fair, the Crystal Gems have been living in the vicinity of Beach City since before it was actually founded, and while they have mostly kept to themselves over the millennia, they've made no real attempt at hiding what they are.
** In "Political Power", Mayor Dewey suggests that his job has largely involved keeping the Beach City residents happy and calm despite all the supernatural events around them. Its more likely that they ''are'' that indifferent, but Dewey seems to think otherwise. His approach utterly falls apart once a supernatural event (in the form of abductions) starts upsetting people enough that they ''stop'' being indifferent.
** On a few occasions were people ''not'' from Beach City witness the gems and their supernatural powers, those people find them unusual--but only about as much as a weird haircut, not a worldview shattering revelation. When Connie's parents are introduced to the Crystal Gems, at the time [[FusionDance fused together]] into a multi-story giant with six arms, they seem slightly nervous but continue an awkward dinner and don't even comment when she breaks apart into three different people. When informed the gems are aliens, Greg's cousin Andy takes it as another reason to dislike them... because he thinks that makes them illegal immigrants. (And to be clear, given his comments that follow shortly afterward, Andy didn't misunderstand the word "alien".)