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* The idiom "out of sight, out of mind" invokes this trope.

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* SicknessEqualsRedness\\
You know that the character is sick because their nose is red.

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* HollywoodSteering\\
The driver turns the wheel back and forth to make it obvious he's actually driving as opposed to just sitting there.


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* TastesLikeChicken\\
Since the audience can't taste whatever exotic meat the character is eating, they have to say what it tastes like, and the best way to describe a taste is to name something else it tastes like.


* HesitationEqualsDishonesty\\
Likewise, when a character pauses for any reason, it's an audio cue that he's second-guessing what he wants (and ''doesn't'' want) to tell the others.



** HesitationEqualsDishonesty\\
Likewise, when a character pauses for any reason, it's an audio cue that he's second-guessing what he wants (and ''doesn't'' want) to tell the others.



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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', this is one of the reasons InUniverse as to why [[OurGodsAreDifferent Peryite is considered the weakest Daedric Prince.]] Peryite's spheres involve natural disease, pestilence, and decay, as well as the ordering of the lesser realms of Oblivion. Since these are things that are easy to maintain or just wouldn't be visible to the mortals inhabiting Nirn, most people think he isn't very powerful, especially compared with Princes who have far more obvious and visible activity. Despite this, [[AlmightyJanitor Peryite is just as powerful and dangerous as any other Prince]], and inflicted the worst plague in Nirn's history.


For the benefit of the audience, having characters narrate events that should be extremely obvious to them.

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For the benefit of the audience, having characters narrate events that should be extremely obvious to them.



Blood stains stay red to let the audience know that they're blood, as opposed to other things that stain brown, such as mud, chocolate or [[BringMyBrownPants feces]].

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Blood stains stay red to let the audience know that they're it's blood, as opposed to other things that stain brown, such as mud, chocolate chocolate, or [[BringMyBrownPants feces]].


* In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', NoEndorHolocaust appears to be in play during the battles in Manhattan and Sokovia, respectively. ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' averts that trope with footage from those battles and others showing that, yes, innocent people had died during those battles and the Avengers had not noticed due to dealing with Loki's Dark World army and Ultron.

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* In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', NoEndorHolocaust appears to be in play during the battles in Manhattan and Sokovia, respectively. ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' averts that trope with footage from those battles and others showing that, yes, innocent people had died during those battles and the Avengers had not noticed due to dealing with Loki's Dark World Chitauri army and Ultron.



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** In "Jedi Night", [[spoiler:Kanan's eyes clearing right before he dies was meant as a visual representation of him being so close to the Force that sight didn't matter, not his disability magically curing itself.]]

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* ObligatoryEarpieceTouch\\
When a character wears an earpiece, they will touch it to let the audience know a message is being transmitted.


* When ComicBook/JeanGrey[=/=]Marvel Girl of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} uses telekinesis, visible (to the reader) pink energy is often shown moving from her head to whatever she's manipulating. Other telekinetics often have similar effects (light blue for Justice/Vance Astrovik, purple for Psylocke, dotted lines or translucent white for the Invisible Woman, etc.). Rarely, if ever, is it made clear whether this energy is supposed to be visible or not. Often, onlookers will clearly be unable to tell why an object is moving seemingly under its own power, but on at least one occasion another character referred to Jean's telekinesis as "pink stuff."

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* When ComicBook/JeanGrey[=/=]Marvel Girl of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen uses telekinesis, visible (to the reader) pink energy is often shown moving from her head to whatever she's manipulating. Other telekinetics often have similar effects (light blue for Justice/Vance Astrovik, purple for Psylocke, dotted lines or translucent white for the Invisible Woman, etc.). Rarely, if ever, is it made clear whether this energy is supposed to be visible or not. Often, onlookers will clearly be unable to tell why an object is moving seemingly under its own power, but on at least one occasion another character referred to Jean's telekinesis as "pink stuff."



*** A strange result of this was the case of Ink, a character who thought he had the mutant ability to simulate others' powers by getting an appropriate symbol tattooed on his body (it turned out he was a normal human - it was the tattoo artist who had super powers). One of his tattoo powers was telepathy, which he got from having lightning bolts tattooed on his head, just like the ones used to show Professor X using his powers in old school ComicBook/{{X-Men}} comics.

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*** A strange result of this was the case of Ink, a character who thought he had the mutant ability to simulate others' powers by getting an appropriate symbol tattooed on his body (it turned out he was a normal human - it was the tattoo artist who had super powers). One of his tattoo powers was telepathy, which he got from having lightning bolts tattooed on his head, just like the ones used to show Professor X using his powers in old school ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen comics.


** [[NationalStereotypes/NorthAmerica North America]]
** [[NationalStereotypes/MiddleAndSouthAmerica Middle & South America]]
** [[NationalStereotypes/{{Africa}} Africa]]
** [[NationalStereotypes/WesternEurope Western Europe]]
** [[NationalStereotypes/EasternEurope Eastern Europe]]
** [[NationalStereotypes/{{Asia}} Asia]]
** [[NationalStereotypes/{{Oceania}} Oceania]]


* MyImmortal is blissfully unaware of the Rule of Perception, as a result of which characters often seem to materialise out of nowhere.

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* MyImmortal Fanfic/MyImmortal is blissfully unaware of the Rule of Perception, as a result of which characters often seem to materialise out of nowhere.


* Music/BoneThugsNHarmony hit this trope HARD in the 2000's, They would release mainstream albums and people would still say "I thought they broke up?", Or "I didn't know they had a new album out". Despite having previous albums people seem to have short attention spans thanks to the FleetingDemographicRule.

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* Music/BoneThugsNHarmony hit this trope HARD in the 2000's, They would release mainstream albums and people would still say "I thought they broke up?", Or "I didn't know they had a new album out". Despite having previous albums people seem to have short attention spans thanks to the FleetingDemographicRule.


** Inverted in ''Literature/One Of Our Thursdays is Missing'', when a fictionalized version of Thursday comes to the real world and discovers how insanely complex the act of "walking through a crowd" actually *is*, since in her world you simply did it with no details or difficulty, while in the real world you have to do things like "Avoid multiple people travelling in various directions at various speeds and guess which way they will dodge depending upon visual clues never described in books".

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** Inverted in ''Literature/One ''One Of Our Thursdays is Missing'', when a fictionalized version of Thursday comes to the real world and discovers how insanely complex the act of "walking through a crowd" actually *is*, since in her world you simply did it with no details or difficulty, while in the real world you have to do things like "Avoid multiple people travelling in various directions at various speeds and guess which way they will dodge depending upon visual clues never described in books".

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