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  • In Luminosity, this is justified and taken to what would otherwise be an insane degree. Allirea's vampire power is making people think of her as unimportant. This is wonderful for The Masquerade, or making people not fight back as she kills them/someone near them.
  • In the Both Syllables series and its spin-offs, a crossover between Invader Zim and Lilo & Stitch (and Buzz Lightyear of Star Command) explains that Irkens have a low-level psychic power that keeps most people from noticing anything weird about them; Dib and Gaz happen to be immune, though. Jumba creates a technological variant to affect everyone in Lilo's town, which is why nobody notices the experiments' oddness unless they already know about them.
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  • While the initial reactions to people Becoming Ponies are not this trope, the reactions in canonically later days are. Octavia's counterpart is completely confused when she walks into a store and gets no reaction other then "Mommy, why is that pony wearing a bow tie?"
  • Speaking of humans becoming ponies, the ponies spring a lot of these on the human-becoming-a-pony in Borrowed Time, and it frustrates him to no end:
    “Twilight,” I asked, too weary to bother with her title, “I know this place isn’t prone to acquiesce to common sense, but why is there a crime fighting bird coming out of the wall?”
    “Oh, Rising Sun? Well, when I was remodeling the castle for my secret lab, the renovators were running a buy-one-get-one-free special on secret lairs. It seemed wasteful to leave the other empty, so Celestia let Rising Sun move in rent-free.”
    “That… doesn’t answer my question.”
    “Weren’t you asking why Rising Sun’s secret lair is next to mine?”
    “No, I mean why is there a crime-fighting bird coming out of the wall? Why am I surrounded by talking ponies? And why does this world think I’m an alicorn filly?
    I panted a little bit. I’d had no idea how much I needed to get that off my chest.
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  • Apple Pie from the Pony POV Series Dark World Arc grew up in Discord's World of Chaos, so naturally things even the rest of the mane six (half of which are thousand year old immortals, one is a wall eyed pegasus, and the last one is a dragon) find a little strange or menacing as daily occurrences. Her reaction to a zombie? About the same a normal person would have to a slightly aggressive dog. She's more interested in the (to her) hilarious paradox that it's both alive and dead at the same time, which causes her to invoke her Logic Bomb power for the first time and convince it it should be dead...which she ALSO doesn't seem to consider strange.
  • In The Last Human: A Tale of the Pre-Classical Era, humans are so rare that most ponies can't recognize them, mistaking them for some other fantastic anthropoid like a yeti or sasquatch. Thus, when the Human and his companion Star Swirl walk through an Earth pony town, almost nopony bats an eye.
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  • In Seventh Horcrux, Harry Potter has glowing red eyes. This isn't even mentioned in passing until several chapters in, and nobody sees it as a big deal.
  • ultamite nineball depicts nobody in the non-magical universe of Redwall being remotely surprised by the teleporting and laser-producing abilities.
  • In the Crack Fic Kingdom Come none of the U.N. security detail bats an eye when Light and Ryuk engage in a session of evil laughter together or make out.
  • Played straight with some characters, and subverted by others, in Ultimate Sleepwalker: The New Dreams. Rick Sheridan is initially reluctant to tell anyone about Sleepwalker living in his mind, but when he finally works up the nerve to tell them they accept it without blinking an eye. Other characters, such as many New York police officers and the district attorney, have largely come to accept the weirdness that they have to deal with in their jobs now, but they're still somewhat disturbed and alienated by the fact that so many things that were said to be scientifically impossible and impossible have now been shown to be true.
  • In Never Had a Friend Like Me, Crocker spontaneously screaming at the sky or otherwise making a big scene barely warrants a glance from anybody at school.
  • In the One Piece Peggy Sue fic Second Wind, in Chapter 17, Luffy, understandably since he’s already gone through it…and is so happy-go-lucky anyway, doesn’t react much to the prehistoric nature of Little Garden, nor to the giant Dorry. Vivi is significantly less nonchalant.
  • Anyone who comes across Naruto or Xanna nude and/or having sex in The (Questionable) Burdens of Leadership of a Troll Emperor will generally ignore it. At least anyone from (or has spent a great deal of time in) the Celestial Empire will, others usually react as expected. This is especially poignant when two Tok'ra need to talk to Naruto. The visiting Tok'ra is mortified to see a nude Naruto who was clearly in the middle of having sex, while the one who acts as the Tok'ras ambassador to the Celestial Empire carries on a conversation with him as normal.
  • Actually Justified in Parting Words with the Not My Problem Spell, which influences anyone looking at the enchanted object to decide that said object is uninteresting and probably a lot of trouble to deal with, causing them to subconsciously ignore it. It's stated that the more bizarre the enchanted object appears, the more effective the spell gets, since bizarre things tend to be inconvenient to deal with. This spell does come with a warning; if you go too far, you become so Unusually Uninteresting that you are rendered invisible (which happened to one of the Princesses; something about being nearly run over by a carriage).
  • When Kurohane appears out of nowhere in the hospital lobby (having previously been invisible) in Black Flames Dance in the Wind: Rise of Naruto, none of the hospital staff pay much attention as it's a hospital run by ninjas for ninjas.
  • In It All Started When Harry Stole a Police Car, between Dumbledore's attempts to help and the power of the wards to make people rationalize things, everyone in Little Whinging is convinced that Harry's a police officer despite only being 10.
  • The Pieces Lie Where They Fell: While there aren't any visual cues to go with it, Maud Pie barely reacts to her sister and the others' talk about magic and another world and instantly believes Pinkie about it.
  • Pokémon Reset Bloodlines: Unlike players in real life (and maybe trainers in the Pokemon world), Misty has absolutely no interest in shiny Pokemon, claiming that she doesn't see what's so great about a Pokémon that just has an odd coloring. Dexter is utterly horrified when Misty decided not to catch a shiny Magikarp her Slowpoke just fished. It's implied she'd only catch a shiny Pokemon if it was one she hasn't caught yet.
  • Prefects After Dark, the first story in The Rival Prefects Trilogy: The narrator enters the Gryffindor common room completely naked and his friend just shrugs it off.
  • In Goat's cameo in Fantasy of Utter Ridiculousness, he at first seems unnerved by the fact that there's a portal from Gensokyo right in his junkyard... then he looks through it and sees Megas on the other side, upon which he just nods and goes about his business as if nothing of consequence happened.
  • In The War Is Far from Over Now, only the newest employees at Stark Industries flinch at the sound of an explosion going off inside the building; the veterans just shrug it off as "R&D's at it again".
  • In Episode 3 of Yudhaikeledai's My Little Pony in the Sims, Night Light get spooked by a ghost, freaks out and flees the house screaming. Neither Lyra and Berry Punch, who were blocking the front door, nor his own daughter close by so much as twitch at the disruption.
  • ZigZagging in Amazing Fantasy. After the initial shock of a teenager jumping out of traffic wears off, the crowd at the corner scoffs at Izuku for worrying them when he had a "Quirk" like that. His subsequent wall-crawling antics and decision to keep climbing rather than get down does unnerve people enough to get them to call a Hero to get him down.
  • The Many Dates of Danny Fenton (Danny Phantom, Western Animation, TV Series, and Comic Books.): Danny notices that when he dated Jenny Wakeman (a robot) and Starfire (an alien), nobody really paid that much attention to them.
  • Infinity Train: Knight of the Orange Lily has Gladion finding the Infinity Train in front of him. Gladion is at the beach and the Train itself is floating on the sea. He questions how no one else didn't hear the loud whistle, or that the train just magically appeared out of nowhere.


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