Playing With / Failed a Spot Check

Basic Trope: A character misses an important, obvious detail.
  • Straight: Bob, looking for his cell phone doesn't notice it sitting on the table, right in front of him.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Bob, looking for his car, doesn't notice that he just walked right into it.
    • The phone was brightly colored and ringing, and Bob still doesn't notice it.
  • Downplayed: Bob doesn't see his cell phone in front of him initially because it's the same color as the table it's sitting on.
  • Justified: Bob was having an off day or was distracted.
  • Inverted: Bob has Hyper Awareness and/or the ablility to Sherlock Scan.
  • Subverted: Bob initially seems not to notice his cell phone in front of him, but then he grabs it.
  • Double Subverted: ...While not noticing Alice stealing the remote from him.
  • Parodied: The cell phone rings and Bob still has trouble finding it, and Alice is endlessly mocking him about it.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Bob sees and gets his cell phone without any fuss.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "Huh, how did I miss that?"
  • Invoked: Alice puts Bob's cell phone in a spot where it's in plain sight but Bob's eye will just skip over it, for a laugh.
  • Exploited: Alice hides Bob's phone in plain sight, then makes use of the time he spends searching for it to steal his wallet.
  • Defied: Bob keeps an eye on his cell phone so he won't lose it.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "How is he missing the fact that his cell phone right in front of him?"
  • Implied: Bob loudly asks if anyone has seen his cellphone. Alice says "Probably right in front of you'' without even looking.
  • Played For Drama: The fact that Bob keeps failing to notice obvious things shows that he is slowly slipping into dementia, causing the series to take a darker turn.
  • Played For Laughs: Bob fails to notice a Zombie Apocalypse going on right in front of his house.

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