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1st Aug '16 11:45:36 AM trulymadmoves
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** Throughout the same show, Black Widow speaks in an American accent when among the good guys and a Russian accent when among the bad guys.
27th Jun '16 3:50:20 PM storyyeller
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* Nanami from ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'' is from Osaka, and would relapse into KansaiRegionalAccent whenever she is angry or flustered.
* Kobato from ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'' tries to act like her favorite anime character -- down to speaking in a haughty tone -- but will snap back into her natural Kyushu accent whenever she gets flustered.
* Ebina from ''Manga/HimoutoUmaruChan'' will slip into her natural Akita dialect, in her own mind if not out loud, when especially excited or flustered.
* Mikatan from ''Anime/{{Punchline}}'' is a part of a band and her biography states she's from Tokyo. She actually is from Tsugaru. She relapses into her natural dialect when surprised.
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' series ''Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse'', Trixie will slip back into her Neigh Orleans accent when drunk.
* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic, ''FanFic/TheTrainerFromAFarAwayLand'', Ash/Satoshi is mostly fluent in Isshu, but his native Kanto accent shows when he tries to pronounce N's name.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Asylum}}'', Applejack is a doctor who uses a less thick version of her Southern accent while on the job. Occasionally her actual accent will shine through when agitated.
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* ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias speaks with an American accent for formal situations, but with a German accent in private. The actor who plays him invented a backstory for the character in which his father was a Nazi, causing him to conceal his German ancestry in shame.



* This is inverted in ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye''. One character (the Chief Engineer, no less) usually speaks with an exaggerated Scottish accent, and like all inhabitants of 'New Caledonia' places great emphasis on his proud Scottish heritage, despite this being the far future when there isn't much left of the old cultural distinctions. Another character remarks that he loses the accent when he gets excited, which he loudly declares a lie--without using the accent.



* In rare moments of overwhelming emotion--usually fear or rage or both--Felix in ''Literature/DoctrineOfLabyrinths'' will lose his posh accent and slip into a Lower City one. Ultimately he will always begin using his fake accent again the moment he notices.
* In ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird,'' the Finch family's black housekeeper, Calpurnia, normally speaks with a "standard" accent but suddenly starts using black vernacular when she takes the kids to her all-black church. She later explains that it would seem rude to speak "properly" in front of other blacks since most of them aren't as educated as she is.



* Averted in ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth'', where a British spy who has been spying on Germany returns and ''retains'' his extremely heavy German accent, causing others to assume he was a German spy.
* Averted in the classic ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode "The Trouble with Tribbles" -- when "Arne Darvin" is found out to be a Klingon spy, his demeanor remains pretty much the same humanish demeanor that it was. When he returns for ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'', he does go just a bit hyper when he's transferred from Cardassian custody. Even that is explained away by finally getting a caffeine fix (the closest Cardassians have to coffee is a fish juice).

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* Averted Inverted in ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth'', where a British spy who has been spying on Germany returns and ''retains'' his extremely heavy German accent, causing others to assume he was a German spy.
* Averted in the classic ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode "The Trouble with Tribbles" -- when "Arne Darvin" is found out to be a Klingon spy, his demeanor remains pretty much the same humanish demeanor that it was. When he returns for ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'', he does go just a bit hyper when he's transferred from Cardassian custody. Even that is explained away by finally getting a caffeine fix (the closest Cardassians have to coffee is a fish juice).
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* Averted on ''{{Series/Highlander}}'', where Duncan only uses his Scottish accent in flashbacks. His modern one is ambiguous, deliberately so.
* Mild example in ''Series/BreakingBad'': most of the time, the Chilean Gustavo Fring speaks in perfect American English of the sort most Americans consider "unaccented." When he allows his Chilean accent to creep into his speech, it's a sign that he's showing what's BeneathTheMask. This can be a rare sign of trust and affection, or it can be a sign that [[OhCrap it's time to start running]].



* Occurs in RealLife in ''Series/ThePeoplesCourt'': when Cuban-born Judge Milian gets especially upset, her Spanish accent becomes more noticeable.



* On ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', [=McGee=] fals for a pretty girl with an American accent--but the romance takes a twist the day after she shows up at HQ to see him, despite the fact that he never told her that he's an agent. Her accent immediately collapses (and it's revealed that she's actually a South African agent).

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* On ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', [=McGee=] fals falls for a pretty girl with an American accent--but the romance takes a twist the day after she shows up at HQ to see him, despite the fact that he never told her that he's an agent. Her accent immediately collapses (and it's revealed that she's actually a South African agent).



* In ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands 2}}'', in Moxxxi's bar, if you tip her, she will occasionally relate a story of how she used to be part of the Hodunk clan and why she left it. She then starts to slip into a more redneck-like accent similar to the other Hodunks in the game, then quickly corrects herself, and asks you not to tell anyone about it.



* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': Though not a spy, Maximilian Galactica speaks in a very CampStraight manner, until things start to get a little to stressful. Then he breaks down and starts weeping and talking with a heavy southern accent. Presumably this happens with culturally-appropriate accents in Japan, as in both versions Max is a country bumpkin who made good.

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': Though not a spy, Maximilian Galactica speaks in a very CampStraight manner, until things start to get a little to stressful. Then he breaks down and starts weeping and talking with a heavy southern accent. Presumably this happens with culturally-appropriate accents in Japan, as in both versions Max is a country bumpkin who made good.



* Twi'leks in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe are canonically established to speak with French accents, but Hera from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' uses an American accent instead. It isn't until she gets into a heated argument with her estranged father Cham Syndulla that she briefly relapses into her native accent.
* TheFashionista Rarity from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' speaks with a Mid-Atlantic accent, which is an acquired accent that few have naturally. Her accent being fake is supported by the fact no one in her family has the accent. Her accent slips in certain situations, especially when excited.
25th Jun '16 8:44:07 AM cookiefonster
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', [[spoiler:Thomas]] starts speaking with a thick accent after he is revealed to be a Russian spy.
14th May '16 3:09:55 AM Doug86
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* Wolfsbane from the ''ComicBook/NewMutants'' initially had a Scottish brogue, which she lost during the second volume of the series. She inexplicably began using her accent again in ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}'', which was eventually explained in an issue of ''New X-Men''. Turns out she tried to hide her accent from her friends in order to seem "cool," but no longer felt any pressure to do so once she joined X-Factor.

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* Wolfsbane from the ''ComicBook/NewMutants'' initially had a Scottish brogue, which she lost during the second volume of the series. She inexplicably began using her accent again in ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}'', ''Comicbook/XFactor'', which was eventually explained in an issue of ''New X-Men''. Turns out she tried to hide her accent from her friends in order to seem "cool," but no longer felt any pressure to do so once she joined X-Factor.
13th May '16 5:32:29 PM Pichu-kun
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* Mikatan from ''Anime/{{Punchline}}'' is a part of a band and her biography states she's from Tokyo. She actually is from Tsugaru. She relapses into her natural dialect when surprised.
11th May '16 2:10:26 PM erforce
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* More of a Personality Relapse, but before being revealed to the audience as a Terminator in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', Cameron talks and acts like a perfectly natural teenage girl. Afterwards, even in situations when she's with people who don't know she's a Terminator, she seemingly loses this ability to act natural and instead stares at people oddly and is generally robot-y in her speech patterns and reactions.

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* More of a Personality Relapse, but before being revealed to the audience as a Terminator in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', Cameron talks and acts like a perfectly natural teenage girl. Afterwards, even in situations when she's with people who don't know she's a Terminator, she seemingly loses this ability to act natural and instead stares at people oddly and is generally robot-y in her speech patterns and reactions.
10th May '16 9:41:19 PM Pichu-kun
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Asylum}}'', Applejack is a doctor who uses a less thick version of her Southern accent while on the job. Occasionally her actual accent will shine through when agitated.
6th May '16 10:52:10 AM Pichu-kun
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** This happens to [[spoiler:Celestia Ludenberg during the third trial when her classmates start to figure out her plan.]]
** In the sequel ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2'', [[spoiler:Teruteru Hanamura slips into a rural accent when he's exposed in the class trial. His accent becomes so thick and fast that Monomi has to translate it.]]

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** This happens to [[spoiler:Celestia Ludenberg Ludenberg]] during the third trial when her classmates start to figure out her plan.]]
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** In the sequel ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2'', [[spoiler:Teruteru Hanamura Hanamura]] slips into a rural accent when he's exposed in the class trial. His accent becomes so thick and fast that Monomi has to translate it.]]


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* TheFashionista Rarity from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' speaks with a Mid-Atlantic accent, which is an acquired accent that few have naturally. Her accent being fake is supported by the fact no one in her family has the accent. Her accent slips in certain situations, especially when excited.
1st Mar '16 4:23:36 AM StarTropes
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* On ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', [=McGee=] fals for a pretty girl with an American accent--but the romance takes a twist the day after she shows up at HQ to see him, despite the fact that he never told her that he's an agent. Her accent immediately collapses (and it's revealed that she's actually a South African agent).
18th Feb '16 5:42:59 AM immblueversion
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* When The Spy in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' is disguised, his voice clips change to match that of whoever he's disguised as. Which is more a gameplay mechanic, but fits the trope because he reverts to his normal accent once he drops the disguise.

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* When The the Spy in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' is disguised, his voice clips change to match that of whoever he's disguised as. Which is more a gameplay mechanic, but fits the trope because he reverts to his normal accent once he drops the disguise.



* In the episode "Code Red" from ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', after Captain America discovers Dell Rusk, who spoke with an American Accent (Steven Blum's voice), is actually Red Skull, he rips off his disguise. Once the mask comes off, the Skull's German accent is back on.

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* In the episode "Code Red" from ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', after Captain America discovers Dell Rusk, who spoke with an American Accent accent (Steven Blum's voice), is actually Red Skull, he rips off his disguise. Once the mask comes off, the Skull's German accent is back on.on.
* Twi'leks in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe are canonically established to speak with French accents, but Hera from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' uses an American accent instead. It isn't until she gets into a heated argument with her estranged father Cham Syndulla that she briefly relapses into her native accent.
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