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10th May '18 10:24:27 PM PaulA
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* ''ComicBook/XFactor:'' Siryn (also of X-Force fame) normally speaks without any discernible accent, so much so that the only way to know she was Irish would be if the reader already knew. During the fight with Cortex ([[spoiler:A heavily altered version of one of Jamie Madrox's dupes, whom she's already violently angry with]]) she gets so mad, she starts "getting her Irish up".
* In ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX'' arc "Kitchen Irish", the story revolves around a group of criminals who all have a connection to a recently deceased [[TheIrishMob Irish Mob]] boss who has sent them each a piece of a map that will show where he hid the riches he amassed over his life. The associate of one of them, Michael Morrison, slips into his natural Irish accent when his boss Finn Cooley surprises him after having taped on his multilated face after losing a mask designed to keep it on. Michael asks if it'll slip, and Finn snarks "You mean like your accent?" Much later, after multiple clashes with each other and The Punisher, the criminals all gather in a bar to put together their pieces of the map. After they see where the treasure is, they all get ready to kill each other. Michael smashes his drink on the bar counter, and in a heavily accented speech tells them that they don't need to keep killing each other, and they don't need to bring the horror of UsefulNotes/TheTroubles to the States. They all put their guns away.



* In ''Film/CarryOnDick'', whenever Madame Desiree is found out to be a Cockney, or just gets really angry, she drops her French accent. Doesn't stop her from trying to regain this facade though.



* ''Gotcha!'' (1985). The exotic European FemmeFatale who seduced the protagonist into a spy operation is revealed to be a CIA agent when she loses her accent during an argument with him.



** In "Tooth and Claw", the Tenth Doctor puts on a Scottish accent while trying to pass as a native of the Scottish highlands. Later, whilst being chased by the monster of the episode, he forgets to keep using the accent and is caught by Queen Victoria, helping her resolve in rejecting the Doctor's world. Notable in that Creator/DavidTennant, the actor playing the Tenth Doctor, is actually Scottish, although the accent he uses in the episode isn't his regular accent.



* Inverted in ''Series/{{MASH}}'' in the episode "Dear Comrade". Kwang, a spy for the Korean People's Army, masks his perfect fluency in English with broken Korean Engrish. Over the course of the episode, he becomes fond of a couple of the personnel on the base, and before going back to his division he decides to have a drink with them. Heavily inebriated, he declares that "When all is said and done, you're not such bad fellows!" and B. J. points out that the drunker Kwang gets, the better his English becomes. Kwang hesitates before replying that "it must be the whiskey", and pours himself another drink.



* ''VideoGame/Medievil2'', the BigBad Lord Palethorne speaks in an RP accent to keep up an image of being an aristocrat, but whenever he gets sufficiently angry ([[HairTriggerTemper which is often]]) he slips into a Cockney tilt.
10th May '18 10:13:52 PM PaulA
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Sub-trope to AccentSlipUp.

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Sub-trope to AccentSlipUp.
Compare AccentSlipUp, where a character's real accent slips out when they're emotional or under stress.
6th May '18 9:36:28 AM Pichu-kun
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Sub-trope to AccentSlipUp.
4th May '18 7:53:52 PM civetcatcoffee
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* Creator/JohnBarrowman normally speaks in a generic American accent but will immediately switch back to his native Scottish accent when he discusses being back home with his family in Scotland.
* Sandi Toksvig openly admits that the plummy RP accent she is normally heard speaking in is a put on and switch to her very strong American accent when talking about her childhood in New York.
22nd Mar '18 4:31:12 AM sandiskplayer34
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* ''Film/BlackPanther'' has this trope show up in the first scene. As [[spoiler:MíBaku and Zuri]] are introduced, they both speak in African-American Vernacular English. As soon as TíChaka shows up, however, they revert back to their native Wakandan accents.
18th Mar '18 11:32:02 AM TheWanderer
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* In ''Film/AHistoryOfViolence'' gentle and likable Tom Stall, the owner of restaurant in a tiny Midwestern town, becomes a hero when he saves his diner from a pair of murderous thieves. Shortly after Tom's heroics get their fifteen minutes of fame on the national news, some mobsters from Philadelphia come to town, telling anyone who will listen, (and some that won't) that Tom is in fact Joey Cusack, a former enforcer for TheIrishMob whose AxCrazy... "[[DeadlyEuphemism antics]]"... used to [[HorrifyingTheHorror terrify even the most hardened criminals in Philadelphia]]. All throughout the film Tom speaks in a general Midwest accent, until he finally admits that the mobsters are right and he is Joey, at which point not only does he say a few lines in a Philadelphia accent, but the way he walks and the general way he carries himself all change.
27th Jan '18 5:16:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheRocketeer'': The Nazi spy, [[spoiler:Neville Sinclair, played by TimothyDalton]], after speaking perfect English the whole movie, ZUDDENLY HAZ ZE GERMAN ACCZENT VUNCE HE ISS EXPOZED, JA!

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* ''Film/TheRocketeer'': The Nazi spy, [[spoiler:Neville Sinclair, played by TimothyDalton]], Creator/TimothyDalton]], after speaking perfect English the whole movie, ZUDDENLY HAZ ZE GERMAN ACCZENT VUNCE HE ISS EXPOZED, JA!



* In an episode of ''{{Series/Chuck}}'', the titular character encounters a British handler (played by TimothyDalton) who turns out to be the criminal mastermind Alexei Volkoff. When he reveals himself, he suddenly switches to a very bad Russian accent. In the subsequent episodes, though, he speaks with a perfect British accent, even in his Moscow headquarters. Later explained when he turns out to have been British all along, just brainwashed to think he was Russian.

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* In an episode of ''{{Series/Chuck}}'', the titular character encounters a British handler (played by TimothyDalton) Creator/TimothyDalton) who turns out to be the criminal mastermind Alexei Volkoff. When he reveals himself, he suddenly switches to a very bad Russian accent. In the subsequent episodes, though, he speaks with a perfect British accent, even in his Moscow headquarters. Later explained when he turns out to have been British all along, just brainwashed to think he was Russian.
11th Jun '17 9:07:30 AM StoneBasilisk
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When a character who has been speaking perfect, unaccented English (for whatever region he's in), gets revealed to be a spy or covert operative from some other country, from that point on, he instantly reverts to a thick accent from his native language. A character revealed as a robot will suddenly switch to a classic "robot" speech pattern.

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When a character who has been speaking perfect, unaccented English (for whatever region he's in), gets revealed to be a spy or covert operative from some other country, from that point on, he instantly reverts to a thick accent from his native language. A character [[RoboticReveal revealed as a robot robot]] will suddenly switch to [[MachineMonotone a classic "robot" speech pattern.
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* ''VideoGame/Medievil2'', the BigBad Lord Palethorne speaks in an RP accent to keep up an image of being an aristocrat, but whenever he gets sufficiently angry ([[HairTriggerTemper which is often]]) he slips into a Cockney tilt.
14th May '17 5:29:13 AM Kakai
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* Inverted in ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'' - as Cheris spends more and more time with Jedao attached to her soul, she starts speaking with his accent.
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