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** An EPA agent pops out from behind a thin tree when the Simpsons find a screamapillar in their backyard.


* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', there is an ability (originally unique to Lord General Ursarkar E. Creed) called 'Tactical Genius', allowing you to infiltrate almost any unit using the same rules as camouflaged scouts. This will lead to situations such as a super-heavy tank the size of a house hiding behind a lamppost, or a 45-foot tall 'Scout' Titan hiding behind a man-sized bush. A related meme is to scream [[SayMyName CREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED!!!!!!]] as you reveal your unit, since Creed is so notorious for this ability, both in and out of canon. [[/folder]]

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', there is an ability (originally unique to Lord General Ursarkar E. Creed) called 'Tactical Genius', allowing you to infiltrate almost any unit using the same rules as camouflaged scouts. This will lead to situations such as a super-heavy tank the size of a house hiding behind a lamppost, or a 45-foot tall 'Scout' Titan hiding behind a man-sized bush. A related meme is to scream [[SayMyName CREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED!!!!!!]] as you reveal your unit, since Creed is so notorious for this ability, both in and out of canon.
* Starting in 3rd Edition, some character classes in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' could get the ''Hide In Plain Sight'' ability, which allowed them to hide even if there was nothing for them to hide behind and even [[UpToEleven while hostile creatures were looking directly at them]].
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* Parodied in ''VideoGame/Undertale'', with the Main Character hiding behind a "conveniently shaped lamp".

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* Parodied in ''VideoGame/Undertale'', ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', with the Main Character hiding behind a "conveniently shaped lamp".


* Parodied in Undertale, with the Main Character hiding behind a "conveniently shaped lamp".

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* Parodied in Undertale, ''VideoGame/Undertale'', with the Main Character hiding behind a "conveniently shaped lamp".

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* Parodied in Undertale, with the Main Character hiding behind a "conveniently shaped lamp".

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': In "The Voice", when Gumball admits to asking Darwin to make a surrogate confession to Penny, he comes out from behind a football goalpost. The former two try to do this in "The Guy", [[RealityEnsues but are still visible]].

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* Freddy Kreuger does this in ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984'', though it's justified as he exists within dreams.

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* "Have you ever seen an elephant hiding behind a lamppost?" "No." "They're so damn good at hiding..."


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%%* * In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': CREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED! %% Incomplete example: Who 40000}}'', there is hiding, an ability (originally unique to Lord General Ursarkar E. Creed) called 'Tactical Genius', allowing you to infiltrate almost any unit using the same rules as camouflaged scouts. This will lead to situations such as a super-heavy tank the size of a house hiding behind a lamppost, or a 45-foot tall 'Scout' Titan hiding behind a man-sized bush. A related meme is to scream [[SayMyName CREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED!!!!!!]] as you reveal your unit, since Creed is so notorious for this ability, both in and what do they hide behind?
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* Spoofed in two early ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strips -- Charlie Brown first tries this but it doesn't work because his enormous round head protrudes on both sides of the tree trunk, so in the second example he finds a tree with a big square sign nailed to it at the right height...

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* Spoofed in two early ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strips -- Charlie Brown first tries this with a normal-sized tree but it doesn't work because his enormous round head protrudes on both sides of the tree trunk, so in the second example he finds a tree with a big square sign nailed to it at the right height...



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'''Strong Bad:''' ''(sarcastically)'' And it was well worth your time.time.
* Attempted by an enemy player in one of LetsPlay/{{Galm}}'s sessions playing ''PlayerunknownsBattlegrounds''. [[https://youtu.be/_OiaahDnM2g?t=1881 It works about as well as you'd expect.]]


* The cat in ''WesternAnimation/Coraline'' can do this, teleporting by vanishing behind one object and then appearing from behind another.

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* The cat in ''WesternAnimation/Coraline'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' can do this, teleporting by vanishing behind one object and then appearing from behind another.


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* The ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' episode "Beat the Clock to Yellow Rock" at one point has a scene where Dick Dastardly and Muttley manage to hide behind a cactus that's much thinner than both of them.


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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': CREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED!


* Anime/GirlsUndPanzer takes it UpToEleven by hidding a ''M3 Lee medium tank'' behind a streetsign's post (from the rival team: [[RuleOfFunny the viewer can see them plainly]]).



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* Music/LindseyStirling and Kurt Hugo Schneider's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99ZYIECx1Vw dubstep remix]] of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' music features a giant yellow Pikachu hiding behind a short thin plant. He is completely invisible to those searching for him.

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* This is, more or less, the explanation for how the "outflank" ability works in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Taken to {{Memetic|Mutation}} levels with the tactical genius Ursarker E. Creed (see Web Original, below).



* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'': Boomers will sometimes try to hide behind thin poles. It doesn't work out as well for them as the other examples on this page.
** This is a result of how the engine handles spawning more zombies; one only needs to break line of sight to spawn in so it is possible to spawn into areas that would not otherwise hide an Infected. Said poles, if the survivors are lined up, could allow one to spawn in as would the tops of cars and such.
* In ''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage''/''Gateway to Glimmer'', there's an infamous challenge where you have to follow Agent Zero to his secret hideout without him realizing you're following behind him. To do this, you have to hide behind something whenever he turns around, and that "something" is almost always a tree half the width of Spyro's body. He never sees you behind it (if you do it right, of course - otherwise, that tire screeching sound when he spots you will haunt your nightmares...).
* Classical ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' games handled monsters' sight by checking whether the enemy could see the middle line of player's sprite, so this was entirely possible and very handy if, say, you needed to break [[DemonicSpiders Archvile]]'s line of sight to avoid its undodgeable fire attack.



* ''VideoGame/InvisibleInc'': All cover objects are treated equally in terms of concealment. Things like bookshelves, lockers, refrigerators and sofas make good cover, but agents can also use floor lamps, coffee tables, folding chairs, and even transparent plastic walls just as effectively.
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has a related example where any form of cover, even something as thin as a lamppost, will save a character from the self-destruction of an enemy D.Va's mecha. If you're within range and in the open it can kill almost anything, but anything that can partially block your line of sight to the explosion will negate all damage.



* The stealth system in ''VideoGame/Payday2'' relies on line of sight to the player's head. This means that the player can hide behind a lamp post or parking meter and, as long as the head of a guard is obscured, the player won't be detected.

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