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12th Jun '16 7:59:16 PM Doug86
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* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' The "Bowser" towards the end of the game is clearly a mechanical decoy (though fairly accurate/lifelike) used by King Boo with his magitek on it. Therefore, King Boo is a ''[[HijackedByGanon boss]]'' in disguise here. This idea may very well be based on the fake Bowsers from SuperMarioBros.

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* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' The "Bowser" towards the end of the game is clearly a mechanical decoy (though fairly accurate/lifelike) used by King Boo with his magitek on it. Therefore, King Boo is a ''[[HijackedByGanon boss]]'' in disguise here. This idea may very well be based on the fake Bowsers from SuperMarioBros.Franchise/SuperMarioBros.
10th Jun '16 11:29:18 AM Doug86
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** In ''ComicBook/SpiderMen'', [[spoiler:Mysterio doesn't actually have an UltimateMarvel counterpart. "Ultimate Mysterio" is actually a robot double he was controlling all along.]]

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** In ''ComicBook/SpiderMen'', [[spoiler:Mysterio doesn't actually have an UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel counterpart. "Ultimate Mysterio" is actually a robot double he was controlling all along.]]
10th Jun '16 4:06:47 AM darrenr
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* British actor M. E. Clifton James. who bore an uncanny resemblance to General Montgomery, was used by British intelligence to pose as the General (he was recruited by ''Creator/DavidNiven'', no less) and spread false information about the impending D-Day landings. In ''I Was Monty's Double'', the 1958 movie made about the story (known as ''Hell, Heaven Or Hoboken'' in the US) there are several attempts made by the Germans to kill or kidnap James whilst he was in Gibraltar and North Africa. In reality, Hitler vetoed such plans until he could be sure that the information "Monty" was spilling was accurate.

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* Minor league British actor actor, and wartime Army Pay Corps Lieutenant, M. E. Clifton James. James, who bore an uncanny resemblance to General Montgomery, was used by British intelligence to pose as the General (he was recruited by ''Creator/DavidNiven'', no less) and spread false information about the impending D-Day landings. In ''I Was Monty's Double'', the 1958 movie made about the story (known as ''Hell, Heaven Or Hoboken'' in the US) there are several attempts made by the Germans to kill or kidnap James whilst he was in Gibraltar and North Africa. In reality, Hitler vetoed such plans until he could be sure that the information "Monty" was spilling was accurate.
10th Jun '16 3:58:32 AM darrenr
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* British actor M. E. Clifton James. who bore an uncanny resemblance to General Montgomery, was used by British intelligence to pose as the General (he was recruited by ''Creator/DavidNiven'', no less) and spread false information about the impending D-Day landings. In ''I Was Monty's Double'', the 1958 movie made about the story (known as ''Hell, Heaven Or Hoboken'' in the US) there are several attempts made by the Germans to kill or kidnap James whilst he was in Gibraltar and North Africa. In reality, Hitler vetoed such plans until he could be sure that the information "Monty" was spilling was accurate.
6th Jun '16 11:14:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* The new {{Foundation}} trilogy novel ''FoundationAndChaos'' has an interesting version of this when RidiculouslyHumanRobot Dors shoots a similar style of robot, since Dors believes said robot is fundamentally damaged. it turns out the robot she shot was a remote-controlled duplicate of the real robot.
* IsaacAsimov's "The Tercentenary incident". In 2076, the tricentennial of the United States, the country is ruled by a populist jerk, who is quickly losing support. He began to shake people's hands in the street, and suddenly explodes, becoming a pile of dust. Then he showed up at the balcony, and pointed that it was is a malfunction of his protocolar robot duplicate. He gave the "Tricentennial adress" (much better than his usual style) and strengthened the unity of the federation. And two years later... a guy shows up with very sound reasons to suspect that the president has been murdered that day, and that the robot, posing as human, has been acting as president since then.

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* The new {{Foundation}} Literature/{{Foundation}} trilogy novel ''FoundationAndChaos'' ''Literature/FoundationAndChaos'' has an interesting version of this when RidiculouslyHumanRobot Dors shoots a similar style of robot, since Dors believes said robot is fundamentally damaged. it turns out the robot she shot was a remote-controlled duplicate of the real robot.
* IsaacAsimov's Creator/IsaacAsimov's "The Tercentenary incident". In 2076, the tricentennial of the United States, the country is ruled by a populist jerk, who is quickly losing support. He began to shake people's hands in the street, and suddenly explodes, becoming a pile of dust. Then he showed up at the balcony, and pointed that it was is a malfunction of his protocolar robot duplicate. He gave the "Tricentennial adress" (much better than his usual style) and strengthened the unity of the federation. And two years later... a guy shows up with very sound reasons to suspect that the president has been murdered that day, and that the robot, posing as human, has been acting as president since then.
29th May '16 7:59:44 PM billybobfred
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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' lets you [[TrickedOutTime do this retroactively]]. When [[spoiler:Crono gets killed by Lavos]], the death was very much for real, but there's a minigame [[ChekhovsGun you may have already played at this point]] that lets you win clones of your characters, and with the Time Egg, you can go back to the event and swap the killed character with a clone. Famously, this is an optional sidequest, despite the killed character being [[spoiler:the ''main'' character]].
16th May '16 4:56:39 PM Doug86
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* This was ChrisClaremont's original plan for Sabretooth. Under his pen, the character TookALevelInBadass and overnight went from a D-list joke to a credible threat and {{Wolverine}}'s ArchNemesis. Claremont realized that this didn't really gel with Sabretooth's earliest appearances, where he was partnered with the Constrictor and suffered a number of defeats. His solution would have been to reveal that all of Sabretooth's prior appearances had actually been clones created by Mr. Sinister, explaining why they were so easy to defeat (and why they'd be palling around with losers like Constrictor). Claremont ended up leaving the book before he could reveal all this.

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* This was ChrisClaremont's original plan for Sabretooth. Under his pen, the character TookALevelInBadass and overnight went from a D-list joke to a credible threat and {{Wolverine}}'s ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s ArchNemesis. Claremont realized that this didn't really gel with Sabretooth's earliest appearances, where he was partnered with the Constrictor and suffered a number of defeats. His solution would have been to reveal that all of Sabretooth's prior appearances had actually been clones created by Mr. Sinister, explaining why they were so easy to defeat (and why they'd be palling around with losers like Constrictor). Claremont ended up leaving the book before he could reveal all this.
14th May '16 7:51:14 PM jerodast
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* Part of military strategy involves disguising one thing as another in order to steal a march on the enemy. For example, as part of the Raid on St Nazaire in WWII, the British destroyer ''Campbelltown'' was disguised as a German frigate (hoisting its flag before firing, of course).
** Two special mentions for pirates and guerrillas. Unlike fictional portrayals, pirates did not fly the Jolly Roger flag: they concealed their true nature by flying flags of known countries, to get near other ships without suspicion. Guerrillas try to balance their lower military strength by concealing themselves among the civilian population.
10th Apr '16 4:44:57 PM Aquillion
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* In ''[[Tabletopgame/{{Exalted}}]]'', this is one of the powers available to the Solar Exalted who focus in crafting; they can ''retroactively'' reveal that the person their enemy just killed was actually an artificial simulacrum.

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* In ''[[Tabletopgame/{{Exalted}}]]'', ''Tabletopgame/{{Exalted}}'', this is one of the powers available to the Solar Exalted who focus in crafting; they can ''retroactively'' reveal that the person their enemy just killed was actually an artificial simulacrum.
10th Apr '16 4:44:38 PM Aquillion
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* In ''[[{{Tabletopgame/{{Exalted}}]]'', this is one of the powers available to the Solar Exalted who focus in crafting; they can ''retroactively'' reveal that the person their enemy just killed was actually an artificial simulacrum.

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* In ''[[{{Tabletopgame/{{Exalted}}]]'', ''[[Tabletopgame/{{Exalted}}]]'', this is one of the powers available to the Solar Exalted who focus in crafting; they can ''retroactively'' reveal that the person their enemy just killed was actually an artificial simulacrum.
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