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Basic Trope: Character considered so ordinary in-universe that other characters can't remember what they look like.

  • Straight:Bob is so average that people don't really remember what they are.
  • Exaggerated:Bob is so average looking that facial recognition software fails to find him.
  • Downplayed: Bob is somewhat easily able to be seen if you have know what he generally looks like.
  • Justified: Bob is, for some reason or another, genetically average in any set of people.
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  • Inverted: Bob has Glamour, which makes him stick out in the crowd
  • Subverted:Bob is covered in paint, causing him to stick out.
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied:Bob is a Forgettable Character to the point that he's usually left behind when the gang thinks that everyone's in the car
  • Zig Zagged: Bob is usually "present" in serious events, but in comedic segments, they're as visible as air.
  • Averted: Bob is a Badass Normal who sticks out via their actions.
  • Lampshaded: "Are you just the median of all human beings, because you sure look like it."
  • Exploited: Bob is one of the many Designer Babies intelligence agencies use, able to easily blend into any crowd.
  • Deconstructed:
    • 1.Bob is so generic that it causes problems for him in everyday life
    • 2.Bob's family have a strained relationship with him, because he's unrecognizable to them.

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