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Anne: Well, he did offer to translate something for me first, but I probably should have said something before I picked him up.
Translator Man: She came straight out of nowhere! It was quite a shock!
Anne: I was right in front of you... I'm not sure how you didn't realize I was there.
Translator Man: ... Straight out of nowhere!

C-Sec Customs: A few changes were made to reduce the risk of geth infiltration. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Legion (a geth infiltrator): Geth do not infiltrate.
C-Sec Customs: You should leave your personal synthetic assistant at home. They're not allowed on public shuttles anymore.
Legion: ... Geth do not intentionally infiltrate.

Twilight I don't understand; [the Star Swirl the Bearded Wing is] supposed to be right here. How are we supposed to find it now?
Pinkie Pie: Maybe we should ask somepony in the Star Swirl the Bearded Wing.
Twilight: Huh, how did I miss that?

Ryan: [Boat equipped in his hand] Hey, where's my boat?
Rooster Teeth's "Let's Play Minecraft", "Episode 33 - Achievement Racetrack"

Crow: Hey, Mike! Could you hand me my plans? [Paper flies into mouth] Thank you! Why, look at that: "Breach hull, all die!" Even had it underlined!

"Okay, how the hell did Jill not see him hanging from the ceiling light like that? It's not that far off the ground, she would have been able to see him the doorway and probably wouldn't even need to look up. What the camera sees is not the same as the character's eyesight."

"We forgot to pay attention. This always fucks us."
Danny Sexbang, Game Grumps, "You Don't Know Jack: Mock 2 - Game Grumps VS"

"You lost track of a twelve-foot tall demon-man as red as a dying star? That is truly a great achievement."
The God-Emperor of Mankind, If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device

[horde of Ultramarines running past in the background, chanting and driving a Land Raider]
Salamander 2: YES!

"NOOO! How?! WHY!? How could I let this happen?! The Raven Guard, out-sneaked by a toad?! HOOOOW?!"
Chapter Master Kayvaan Shrike, If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device "Bro-Trip 40,000"

Kayvaan Shrike: Wait... where did the traitor go!?
Corvus Corax: Wh- did- did he escape? Seriously, why does no one notice anything happening today!?

Dallas: Bagged the body. Question is, where do I hide it?
Bain: Dallas, come on. You're standing next to a dumpster.

River: How could we miss that?
The Doctor: Low-level perception filter, or maybe we're thick.

Jamie: C'mon! The whole place is going to blow up!
Second Doctor: No, it's quite all right, Jamie. The planet is quite safe. There's only going to be a localized volcanic eruption. It'll only affect the island.
Jamie: Maybe so, but we happen to be on the island.
Second Doctor: OH MY WORD!

Josh: Drake?
Drake: What?
Josh: Where's the door hole?
Drake: It goes right there. See? I drew it with a magic marker.
Josh: You were supposed to cut it out with the power saw.
Drake: Dude, I'm gonna!
Josh: Oh, really?
Drake: Yes!
Josh: ...So go get the power saw.
Drake: Okay, I will. (Walks smack-dab into the treehouse wall, then slowly realizes he and Josh are trapped) ......I see the problem.
Josh: OH, DO YA!?

Anderson: And she did it! The only person to successfully cross the Big Balls! And she's showing no signs of slowing down!
Ariel: Where's the pole?!
Henson: (tires screech) And we might have hit a snag.
Wipeout (2008), failing to see the pole right in front of her.

[While surrounded by goblin ninjas]
Belkar: Wait. I think I just failed a Spot check.
Hailey: Really? I don't see anything.
Belkar: Exactly. Hey, V, don't you have a familiar that grants Alertness?
Vaarsuvius: Hmm? Oh, yes, yes, of course. My raven is right here.
Belkar: See anything?
Vaarsuvius: I do not.
Golbins: Umm... we're like RIGHT here.
Belkar: Wait! I think I just failed a Listen check!

[Batuu] is currently occupied by the First Order, but the Resistance has also set up a base in the very same outpost. That last part is kinda funny because of the proximity of the two organisations. So you have Kylo Ren's big ship, and periodically he will stomp out of it and he's like: "Where's the Resistance"? And Rey is straight up doing photo-op meet-and-greets like a block away. But that's Kylo Ren's problem: he's too focused on his work. If he went around the corner to get himself a hot dog wrap, he'd see the Millenium Falcon. It's parked in the middle of the street.

Alfred: What does this mean? I didn't even see it! I didn't even see it! I'm so-
Penny: I- I'm not even mad... because neither of us knew that shit was there.
SnapCube', right after failing to notice a diagonal connect-four, Clubhouse Games w/ Alfred!.

I'll find this homicidal maniac," said The Punisher in Secret Defenders #4. "No, we'll find this maniac," responded Namorita. "Where do we start?" Namorita, he's right in front of you! The Punisher is a homicidal maniac!
Marvel Year in Review 1993

Aliens are just too stupid for words to express. An alien air traffic controller can look at a fighter that has been human-modified for 20 minutes and is only 50 feet away and not notice the welded-on missile rack until the missile is fired through his work station.
40 Things I Learned from Independence Day


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