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5th Sep '15 4:31:19 AM StFan
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* Nanami from ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'' was from Osaka, and would relapse into KansaiRegionalAccent whenever she is angry or flustered.
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* Nanami from ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'' was is from Osaka, and would relapse into KansaiRegionalAccent whenever she is angry or flustered.

* Wolfsbane from the ''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 ''NewMutants'' ''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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* 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.
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* In the ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' ''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.

[[folder:Film]] * ''SpiesLikeUs'': Once the [[spoiler:mission contacts]] are revealed to be Russian spies, in the subsequent interrogation scene, they have thick Russian accents.
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[[folder:Film]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] * ''SpiesLikeUs'': ''Film/SpiesLikeUs'': Once the [[spoiler:mission contacts]] are revealed to be Russian spies, in the subsequent interrogation scene, they have thick Russian accents.

* Was supposed to happen with Dr. Scott in ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', but for some mystifying (to O'Brien and the audience alike) reason Jonathan Adams had an accent even before being called von Scott.
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* Was supposed to happen with Dr. Scott in ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', but for some mystifying (to O'Brien and the audience alike) reason Jonathan Adams had an accent even before being called von Scott.

[[folder:Live Action TV]] * ''{{Poirot}}'' did this once with a supposed socialite who reverted from RP to a Cockney accent after being exposed. ** Possibly a ShoutOut, the same thing happens in "The Unicorn and the Wasp", the Creator/AgathaChristie homage episode of ''Series/DoctorWho''. * On ''{{CSI NY}}'', a man pretending to be Jewish is revealed to be a German former Hitler Youth soldier. Even after 64 years of pretending to be a non-practicing Polish Jew, marrying a Jewish woman, and raising an Orthodox Jewish son, he reverts to his German accent when his crime is revealed. * Happens to a German spy who had tried to infiltrate ''Series/HogansHeroes''.
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[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV]] * ''{{Poirot}}'' did ''Series/{{Poirot}}'' does this once with a supposed socialite who reverted reverts from RP to a Cockney accent after being exposed. * ''Series/DoctorWho'' ** Possibly a ShoutOut, ShoutOut to the above, the same thing (a supposed socialite who reverts from RP to a Cockney accent after being exposed) happens in "The Unicorn and the Wasp", the Creator/AgathaChristie homage episode. ** In the episode "Love and Monsters", the alien speaks English with a rather affected and unconvincing posh Southern accent when disguised as a human, but when he's unmasked as an alien, his accent shoots way OopNorth (the actor's natural accent). ** In "Tooth and Claw", the Tenth Doctor puts on a Scottish accent while trying to pass as a native of ''Series/DoctorWho''. 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. * On ''{{CSI ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'', a man pretending to be Jewish is revealed to be a German former Hitler Youth soldier. Even after 64 years of pretending to be a non-practicing Polish Jew, marrying a Jewish woman, and raising an Orthodox Jewish son, he reverts to his German accent when his crime is revealed. * Happens to a German spy who had has tried to infiltrate the POW camp in ''Series/HogansHeroes''.

* Inverted on an episode of ''Series/{{Bones}}'': the intern with the thick Middle Eastern accent slips into his actual American accent. It turns out that he was faking the accent to avoid having to explain to the practically StrawAtheist Brennan and Squints why he took his religion so seriously: if he was an immigrant, it would make sense for him to clutch at his roots, but he apparently felt that the members of Brennan's team wouldn't be able to understand why a rational, scientific mind like theirs could not only be religious, but ''devoutly'' so. ** Bonus points for Bones actually noticing that he got the accent ''wrong''. He was supposed to be Iranian but his fake accent was Jordanian. Bones knows these things but didn't think it important enough to ask. * More of a Personality Relapse, but before being revealed to the audience as a Terminator in ''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. * Averted in ''{{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 [[SilkStalkings "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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* Inverted on an episode of ''Series/{{Bones}}'': the intern with the thick Middle Eastern accent slips into his actual American accent. It turns out that he was faking the accent to avoid having to explain to the practically StrawAtheist Brennan and Squints why he took his religion so seriously: if he was an immigrant, it would make sense for him to clutch at his roots, but he apparently felt that the members of Brennan's team wouldn't be able to understand why a rational, scientific mind like theirs could not only be religious, but ''devoutly'' so. ** so. Bonus points for Bones actually noticing that he got the accent ''wrong''. He was supposed to be Iranian but his fake accent was Jordanian. Bones knows these things but didn't think it important enough to ask. * More of a Personality Relapse, but before being revealed to the audience as a Terminator in ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''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. * Averted in ''{{Blackadder}} ''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 with Tribbles" -- when [[SilkStalkings "Arne Darvin"]] Darvin" is found out to be a Klingon spy, his demeanor remains pretty much the same humanish demeanor that it was. (When When he returns for ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'', he does go just a bit hyper when he's transferred from Cardassian custody.) ** custody. Even that is explained away by finally getting a caffeine fix (the closest Cardassians have to coffee is a fish juice).

* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Love and Monsters", the alien speaks English with a rather affected and unconvincing posh Southern accent when disguised as a human, but when he's unmasked as an alien, his accent shoots way OopNorth (the actor's natural accent). ** Also, 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 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. * Occurs in RealLife in ''ThePeoplesCourt'': when Cuban-born Judge Milian gets especially upset, her Spanish accent becomes more noticeable.
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* Inverted in ''Series/{{MASH}}'' in the episode 'Dear Comrade'. "Dear Comrade". Kwang, a spy for the Korean People's Army, masks his perfect fluency in English with broken Korean Engrish. ** 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 "it must be the whiskey', whiskey", and pours himself another drink. * * Occurs in RealLife in ''ThePeoplesCourt'': ''Series/ThePeoplesCourt'': when Cuban-born Judge Milian gets especially upset, her Spanish accent becomes more noticeable.

[[folder:Other]] * In the TabletopGame/{{Clue}} VCR game from the 80s, Miss Peach reveals herself to be M. Brunette's daughter and therefore French. She subsequently delivers most of her remaining dialogue with a French accent (as opposed to the Southern drawl she'd used until then). [[/folder]]

[[folder:Other]] * In the TabletopGame/{{Clue}} VCR game from the 80s, '80s, Miss Peach reveals herself to be M. Brunette's daughter and therefore French. She subsequently delivers most of her remaining dialogue with a French accent (as opposed to the Southern drawl she'd used until then). [[/folder]] then).

* ''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.

* In {{VisualNovel/DanganRonpa}} this happens to [[spoiler:Celestia Ludenberg during the third trial when her classmates start to figure out her plan.]] ** In the [[{{VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2}} sequel]], [[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.]]

[[folder:Visual Novels]] * In {{VisualNovel/DanganRonpa}} ''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. * ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'': ** This happens to [[spoiler:Celestia Ludenberg during the third trial when her classmates start to figure out her plan.]] ** In the [[{{VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2}} sequel]], 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.]]]] [[/folder]]

* When the King of the Renaissance Faire is deposed and hit with a sexual harassment lawsuit on ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', he immediately reverts from YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe to a thick Texas accent. ** Even funnier when you realize the voice actor in question was Creator/AlanRickman. * In the episode "Code Red" from "WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes", 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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* When the King of the Renaissance Faire is deposed and hit with a sexual harassment lawsuit on ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', he immediately reverts from YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe to a thick Texas accent. ** accent. Even funnier when you realize the voice actor in question was is Creator/AlanRickman. * In the episode "Code Red" from "WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes", ''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.
25th Aug '15 12:57:54 PM Kitchen90
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* 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.
16th Aug '15 11:01:14 AM nombretomado
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* AmericanAccents version, in ''Series/{{Warehouse13}}'' Sally Stukowski dropped her Texan accent when Mrs. Frederic informed her they knew she was from Connecticut.
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* AmericanAccents UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents version, in ''Series/{{Warehouse13}}'' ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' Sally Stukowski dropped her Texan accent when Mrs. Frederic informed her they knew she was from Connecticut.
26th Jul '15 2:37:59 PM firefox92
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* 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, "WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes", 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.
26th Jul '15 2:30:06 PM firefox92
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*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.
23rd Jun '15 3:54:04 PM nombretomado
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* When the King of the Renaissance Faire is deposed and hit with a sexual harassment lawsuit on ''KingOfTheHill'', he immediately reverts from YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe to a thick Texas accent.
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* When the King of the Renaissance Faire is deposed and hit with a sexual harassment lawsuit on ''KingOfTheHill'', ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', he immediately reverts from YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe to a thick Texas accent.
2nd Jun '15 2:27:00 PM WillKeaton
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* 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.
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* In the {{Anime/Pokemon}} ''{{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.
21st Apr '15 6:34:42 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''{{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 ''{{Chuck}}'', ''{{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.
13th Apr '15 8:50:42 PM Bugfragged
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** In the [[{{VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2}} sequel]], [[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.]]
14th Mar '15 9:25:43 AM Prfnoff
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* Nanami from ''LightNovel/SakurasouNoPetNaKanojo'' was from Osaka, and would relapse into KansaiRegionalAccent whenever she is angry or flustered.
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* Nanami from ''LightNovel/SakurasouNoPetNaKanojo'' ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'' was from Osaka, and would relapse into KansaiRegionalAccent whenever she is angry or flustered.
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