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** Of course, the pirates themselves completely fail to notice the (badly) hidden policemen who are singing along with ''them''.
** And the scene where the pirates sing loudly about how quietly they are sneaking up to the Major General's house before engaging in a little burglary in "With Cat-Like Tread" (the badly hidden policemen join in here as well occasionally). The line that they "never speak a word" is ''technically'' true, because they belt them out at the tops of their lungs ''in song'' instead. "A fly's footfall would be distinctly heard" indeed.

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** Of course, the pirates themselves completely fail to notice the (badly) (poorly) hidden policemen who are singing along with ''them''.
** And the scene where the pirates sing loudly about how quietly they are sneaking up to the Major General's house before engaging in a little burglary in [[WithCatLikeTread "With Cat-Like Tread" Tread"]] (the badly poorly hidden policemen join in here as well occasionally). The line that they "never speak a word" is ''technically'' true, because they belt them out at the tops of their lungs ''in song'' instead. "A fly's footfall would be distinctly heard" indeed.


* Twitch streamer [[WebOriginal/The8BitDrummer The 8-Bit Drummer]] once streamed for three hours without noticing he wrote "Warining" in the title by mistake, resulting in a glorious [[ComicalOverreacting Comical Overreaction]] and hilarious [[SkywardScream Skyward Scream]] when his chat told him.

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* Twitch streamer [[WebOriginal/The8BitDrummer The 8-Bit Drummer]] once streamed for three hours without noticing he wrote "Warining" in the title by mistake, resulting in a glorious [[ComicalOverreacting Comical Overreaction]] and hilarious [[SkywardScream Skyward Scream]] SkywardScream when his chat told him.

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* Twitch streamer [[WebOriginal/The8BitDrummer The 8-Bit Drummer]] once streamed for three hours without noticing he wrote "Warining" in the title by mistake, resulting in a glorious [[ComicalOverreacting Comical Overreaction]] and hilarious [[SkywardScream Skyward Scream]] when his chat told him.
** He missed the second Z in a regular viewer's name for over a year and a half, resulting in a RunningGag where he'd heavily overemphasize it in later streams.
** He also didn't notice a switch on his hi-hat that stopped it from opening. He played with this hi-hat for over a year with it stuck shut.


This trope differs from WeirdnessCensor (where they don't see it because it's so bizarre), SelectiveObliviousness (where they don't ''want'' to see it), and BystanderSyndrome (where they ignore it because they don't care). Also differs from AttentionDeficitOohShiny, as there usually isn't that excuse. Opposite of HyperAwareness. Can often result in RightBehindMe (although that might be closer to failing a Listen check) or ImStandingRightHere.

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This trope differs from WeirdnessCensor (where they don't see it because it's so bizarre), SelectiveObliviousness (where they don't ''want'' to see it), it) and BystanderSyndrome (where they ignore it because they don't care). Also differs from AttentionDeficitOohShiny, as there usually isn't that excuse. Opposite of HyperAwareness. Can often result in RightBehindMe (although that might be closer to failing a Listen check) or ImStandingRightHere.



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* ''WebAnimation/SCPAnimatedTalesFromTheFoundation'': During [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qthf-vVtQ6A "The Blue Key"]], the normally on top of things Dr. Buck [[spoiler:fails to check the previous expedition logs for SCP-860. And allows his twin brothers in on the latest test.]] She gets roundly chewed out by Director Jones of the Ethics Committee, and reassigned to SCP-187.

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* ''WebAnimation/SCPAnimatedTalesFromTheFoundation'': During [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qthf-vVtQ6A "The Blue Key"]], the normally on top of things Dr. Buck [[spoiler:fails to check the previous expedition logs for SCP-860. And allows his the twin brothers of a lost D-Class in on the latest test.]] She gets roundly chewed out by Director Jones of the Ethics Committee, and reassigned to SCP-187.

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* ''WebAnimation/SCPAnimatedTalesFromTheFoundation'': During [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qthf-vVtQ6A "The Blue Key"]], the normally on top of things Dr. Buck [[spoiler:fails to check the previous expedition logs for SCP-860. And allows his twin brothers in on the latest test.]] She gets roundly chewed out by Director Jones of the Ethics Committee, and reassigned to SCP-187.

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* In one episode of ''Radio/TheMenFromTheMinistry'' Hamilton-Jones and Lamb come up with lots of creative ways to detect Sir Gregory's approach into the Office and repel his advances, including sprinkling sugar on the liner and smearing grease on the sill. [[spoiler: Sir Gregory ends up simply calling to the Office via telephone.]]

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** In ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa2GoodbyeDespair'', it never occurs to Hajime that [[spoiler:Mikan's unusual behavior is a sign that she's caught the Despair Disease. Despite knowing that it alters the victim's personality.]] It isn't until the end of the class trial that he is finally able to put two and two together.


** In ''Literature/AClashOfKings'', while most events emerge organically, it's been noted by many fans that the fall of Winterfell requires a [[DiabolusExMachina little special plotting]] for things to get as bad as they do. While Theon pulls off a reasonable BatmanGambit that lures off the majority of Winterfell's defenders to a decoy, there's no way he could have predicted that the remaining guards would all fail to notice the sights and sounds of men throwing grappling hooks and climbing 80+ feet walls. Even more egregious, when Ser Rodrick returns to retake Winterfell, he and his men are butchered by Ramsay's army pretending to be friendly, even though Ramsay was outnumbered 4-1. Ramsay states (about Ser Rodrick)"When the old fool gave me his hand, I took half his arm instead." Now, just think about how this strange and unknown figure can walk up to Ser Rodrick and his men that heavily outnumber him and have no one notice that he has a sword drawn and ready.

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** In ''Literature/AClashOfKings'', while most events emerge organically, it's been noted by many fans that the fall of Winterfell requires a [[DiabolusExMachina little special plotting]] for things to get as bad as they do. While Theon pulls off a reasonable BatmanGambit that lures off the majority of Winterfell's defenders to a decoy, there's no way he could have predicted that the remaining guards would all fail to notice the sights and sounds of men throwing grappling hooks and climbing 80+ feet walls. Even more egregious, when Ser Rodrick returns to retake Winterfell, he and his men are butchered by Ramsay's army pretending to be friendly, even though Ramsay was outnumbered 4-1. Ramsay states (about Ser Rodrick)"When Rodrick) "When the old fool gave me his hand, I took half his arm instead." Now, just think about how this strange and unknown figure can walk up to Ser Rodrick and his men that heavily outnumber him and have no one notice that he has a sword drawn and ready.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Exiles}}:'' During the Mojoworld arc, the team goes looking for Longshot, figuring he's the only one who can fight Mojo. They grab a passerby in an alleyway and ask him to tell them where Longshot is. He asks if they're kidding, and points to the building across the road. It's a prison, with a giant neon sign reading "LONGSHOT'S PRISON".
-->'''Sasquatch:''' Wow. Mulder and Sculley, we ain't.

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** This is as nothing to the time Mr. Benevolent holds Pip captive in his own house, for ''months'', and his family don't notice, even though his best friend admits they could ''hear'' Pip crying for help. Pip's wife at least has the slight excuse that she was outside, oogling construction workers, but that's nothing compared to Pip's sister, who repeatedly went into the room Pip was being held in, but just convinced herself she was hallucinating. Not surprising then that Pip is '''epically''' pissed when it's all over.
-->'''Pippa:''' I spent hours in the house cryatorium weeping for your return.\\
'''Pip:''' Perhaps if you'd ''looked'' - In the room - Because it turns out - that's where - I ''was!''


''[an [[EliteMook Invader]] throws a car off the bridge and heads for Michael]''\\

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* ''ComicBook/{{Tintin]]'':

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