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"I'm not here"

One of the most amusing powers ever credited to a player character class in an RPG...WhiteWolf naturally, flavour trumps function naturally, and challenging to GM. But fun.
A Sidereal Exalted can invoke this power to evade an unpleasant situation. In the first two rounds of combat or the first two minutes of a new social situation, the Sidereal can declare "I'm not there." As far as anyone can tell, the Sidereal anticipated the situation prophetically and chose to be somewhere else.

Sort of an Exalted RunAndHide, really....
Despite the comment on the page linking to here Kira hasn't actually got this charm, prefering not to have been noticed in the first place.  Or, in extremis, not to even be herself any more. -- Senji
Syrtis has it, and has abused it shamefully. --Requiem
Xarak doesn't need it. His version is "Your body is here, your head is there." -- Xarak
That's "You're not here", at least on most Sidereals. -- Senji
FlameRider's superspy, Ellipsis, had it.  I think.  Never used it.  Preferred to be there, although no one he didn't want to would be able to say he was there afterwards. 

Meh.  It all pales in comparison to Continuum.  --Vitenka (I won't have been here.)

I trump out -Aratana.  (in joke, sorry).
I see a whole string of "hilt" jokes coming on.  Good thing Artan isn't around... -- Senji

Alternatively, another name for Gun Kata from the movie Equilibrium.
"The Gun Katas. Through analysis of thousands of recorded gunfights, the Cleric has determined that the geometric distribution of antagonists in any gun battle is a statistically predictable element. The Gun Kata treats the gun as a total weapon, each fluid position representing a maximum kill zone, inflicting maximum damage on the maximum number of opponents while keeping the defender clear of the statistically traditional trajectories of return fire. By the rote mastery of this art, your firing efficiency will rise by no less than 120%. The difference of a 63% increase to lethal proficiency makes the master of the Gun Katas an adversary not to be taken lightly." - DuPont? in Equilibrium

Using patterns of motion statistically determined to make sure that you are where the bullets are not (and look stylish at the same time).
Would this be the same thing as in the Matrix? *bows head in shame of knowledgelessness* --Indigo
No.  In the Matrix, the idea was the Neo (or whoever) was aware/moving so fast that he could actually dodge bullets after they were fired.  In Equilibrium, the students of the gun kata studied statistical patterns about where bullets were likely to be fired in any given situation, and made sure they were somewhere else. --K

Alternatively alternatively, my carefully calculated approach to not working.  Although that might be better described as WorkAvoidanceKata.
or the "Toothywiki Kata" --Gwyntar

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