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* ''Film/SuperMarioBros'': The lawyer assigned to the Mario Bros. warns them that they don't want to deal with Koopa, who he describes as "one evil, egg-sucking son of a snake." It's ultimately revealed that their "lawyer" ''is'' Koopa.
-->'''Luigi''': ''You're'' Koopa?! But you said you were-\\
'''Koopa''': [[CardCarryingVillain One evil, egg-sucking son of a snake]]. Did I lie?
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* {{Inverted}} in a story with WaltDisney. While he was secretly scouting out land for a second theme park on the US east coast in the mid 1960s, he'd travel under fake names. Eventually he was recognized (since he did [[Series/WaltDisneyPresents host a TV show]] at the time, [[ClarkKenting it was crazy that it hadn't happened before]]) by a reporter who asked if he was the real Walt Disney. Walt replied with "No, but I get confused for that bastard all the time. Trust me, when I find that son of a bitch I'm ''really'' going to let him have it." [[FridgeBrilliance Since of course the "real" Walt Disney would never swear or threaten physical harm on anyone, the reporter decided it wasn't him and walked away.]]

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* {{Inverted}} in a story with WaltDisney.Creator/WaltDisney. While he was secretly scouting out land for a second theme park on the US east coast in the mid 1960s, he'd travel under fake names. Eventually he was recognized (since he did [[Series/WaltDisneyPresents host a TV show]] at the time, [[ClarkKenting it was crazy that it hadn't happened before]]) by a reporter who asked if he was the real Walt Disney. Walt replied with "No, but I get confused for that bastard all the time. Trust me, when I find that son of a bitch I'm ''really'' going to let him have it." [[FridgeBrilliance Since of course the "real" Walt Disney would never swear or threaten physical harm on anyone, the reporter decided it wasn't him and walked away.]]
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* This is [[OlderThanFeudalism a very old trope]]: Jesus does it in Literature/TheGospels no fewer than three times after his resurrection, showing himself to the disciples -- but somehow they don't realize it's him. (John 20:14, 21:4; Luke 24:16). The conversation with the Samaritan woman in Sychar (John 4:1-26) comes close to it as well, with Jesus revealing at the end of the conversation that He is the Messiah for whom she's waiting.



* This is [[OlderThanFeudalism a very old trope]]: Jesus does it in Literature/TheGospels no fewer than three times after his resurrection, showing himself to the disciples--but somehow they don't realize it's him. (John 20:14, 21:4; Luke 24:16). The conversation with the Samaritan woman in Sychar (John 4:1-26) comes close to it as well, with Jesus revealing at the end of the conversation that He is the Messiah she is waiting for.
* This also happens to Saul in [[Literature/BooksOfSamuel I Samuel]] when meeting Samuel for the first time. Saul is looking for a prophet of God and goes to a town where one is reputably staying. Thinking that he is just a citizen of the town, Saul approached Samuel and asks where the prophet is. Samuel informs Saul that he is the one Saul is searching for.


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* This also happens to Saul in [[Literature/BooksOfSamuel I Samuel]] when meeting Samuel for the first time. Saul is looking for a prophet of God and goes to a town where one is reputably staying. Thinking that he is just a citizen of the town, Saul approached Samuel and asks where the prophet is. Samuel informs Saul that he is the one for whom Saul's searching.
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* In ''Literature/TheYoungAncients'' the protagonist Torrence is known to all his friends as Tor. This is also the name that gets spread around when he becomes a wizard famed across an entire continent, leading to some confusion in formal settings where he uses his full name. Several other people just flat out refuse to believe the skinny kid in front of them is the same wizard they've all heard of.
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-->'''Wallace:''' Sons of Scotland, I am William Wallace!
-->'''Scottish Soldier:''' [[ExpectingSomeoneTaller William Wallace is seven feet tall]]!
-->'''Wallace:''' [[ShroudedInMyth Yes, I've heard. Kills men by the hundreds]], and if he were here, [[MemeticBadass he'd consume the English with fireballs from his eyes and bolts of lightning from his arse]]!
-->(''the Scottish Army laughs'')
-->'''Wallace:''' I ''AM'' William Wallace!

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-->'''Wallace:''' Sons of Scotland, I am William Wallace!
-->'''Scottish
Wallace!\\
'''Scottish
Soldier:''' [[ExpectingSomeoneTaller William Wallace is seven feet tall]]!
-->'''Wallace:'''
tall]]!\\
'''Wallace:'''
[[ShroudedInMyth Yes, I've heard. Kills men by the hundreds]], and if he were here, [[MemeticBadass he'd consume the English with fireballs from his eyes and bolts of lightning from his arse]]!
-->(''the
arse]]!\\
(''the
Scottish Army laughs'')
-->'''Wallace:'''
laughs'')\\
'''Wallace:'''
I ''AM'' William Wallace!
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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's short story ''Literature/AllYouZombies'' in which, [[spoiler: thanks to a great big TimeyWimeyBall, every character, [[GrandfatherParadox male]] or [[{{squick}} female]], was actually the same person.]]
* In ''Assassin's Apprentice'', the first book of the ''Literature/{{Farseer}}'' trilogy by Creator/RobinHobb, Fitz asks a woman where he can find Hod, who is going to teach him swordfighting. Naturally, the woman is Hod.
* An almost identical incident occurs in Louis L'Amour's ''Fair Blows the Wind,'' when a tall, weather-beaten Scot tells Tatton Chantry that he can lead him to the legendary sword master Fergus [=MacAskill=], with whom Chantry wants to study fencing. The Scot is Fergus [=MacAskill=] himself.

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* In "A Witch to Live" from the ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo''-universe short story collection ''Ring of Fire'', when Father Friedrich Spee is sent to defend a young woman from a false accusation of witchcraft, he finds her case being retried by the TrappedInThePast modern Americans -- and himself sitting in the rectory when Father Mazzare, the American priest, gets out an encyclopedia to look up the name of the great heroic opponent of witchcraft in the 1630s ... Father Friedrich von Spee.
* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's short story ''Literature/AllYouZombies'' in which, [[spoiler: thanks to a great big TimeyWimeyBall, every character, [[GrandfatherParadox male]] or [[{{squick}} female]], was actually the same person.]]
person.
* In ''Assassin's Apprentice'', ''Literature/TheAnubisGates'', Doyle/[[YouWillBeBeethoven Ashbless]] tells his buddy Jacky about Elizabeth Tichy, the first book of the ''Literature/{{Farseer}}'' trilogy by Creator/RobinHobb, Fitz asks a young woman where he can find Hod, who is going to teach him swordfighting. Naturally, he'll be marrying the woman next month (from Doyle's familiarity with Ashbless' biography), and is Hod.
* An almost identical incident occurs in Louis L'Amour's ''Fair Blows
surprised by how annoyed Jacky is by his confidence on the Wind,'' subject. Turns out that Miss Tichy's middle name is [[SweetPollyOliver Jacqueline]]...
* At the end of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'',
when a tall, weather-beaten Scot tells Tatton Chantry Jerin [[spoiler: returns to his fianceés after getting kidnapped]], he tearfully confesses that he can lead him to [[spoiler: may have slept (he doesn't remember the legendary sword master Fergus [=MacAskill=], night clearly) with his rescuer, Cira, and is now DefiledForever, so he can't marry them. Whereupon his bride Halley, whom Chantry wants he has not met yet, turns around to study fencing. The Scot show her face: She is Fergus [=MacAskill=] himself.Cira, and remembers well that he resisted her attempts to seduce him.]]



* Literature/CiaphasCain: On his first deployment with the Valhallan 597th, Cain finds himself chatting with a very attractive GlamorousWartimeSinger by the name of Amberley Vail. Seeking to impress her, he goes on at length about the Inquisitor who's already on the planet, who is obviously the rogue trader Orelius (a very popular disguise to the point of {{Flanderization}}), to which she responds with appropriate gasping and widening eyes. Later on, he gets called in to rescue the Inquisitor from a firefight, at which point he is introduced to... Amberley Vail, Ordo Xenos Inquisitor.
** Less embarrassing given that Orelius is a close associate of Amberly and was at that moment doing exactly the job she'd have to if he hadn't been in the area. Cain's reasoning justifying the presence and activity of an agent of the Inquisition was good enough, and his talk about rogue traders funny enough, to genuinely impress her - a fact which greatly influenced the remainder of Cain's career.



* Used in the ''GeronimoStilton'' book "My Name is Stilton, Geronimo Stilton," when Stilton prepares to meet his new personal assistant, Pinky Pick, whom he hired without even an interview, based on her impressive resume. When he finds a 14-year-old girl in the lobby who announces "My name is Pick!" he assumes that she's the daughter of his new assistant, until she clarifies that she is indeed his new assistant.
* In ''TheGreatGatsby'', the title character throws lavish parties at his mansion, but does not mingle with his guests. Consequently, hardly anyone even knows what he looks like. When the narrator goes to his first party, he meets a man and admits that he's never met the host. The man admits that ''he's'' Gatsby.
* In the ''[[Literature/{{Shannara}} Heritage of Shannara]]'' series, Morgan Leah spends a long time arguing with a boy mopping floors that he wants to meet with Matty Roh, a resistance contact and owner of the inn they are talking in. After being thrown out twice by the small, skinny boy, he comes in holding the resistance leader's badge, pushes it in the boy's face and demands to speak to Matty. Turns out the reason a small skinny boy can beat a burly highlander is that she's not a boy and she knows WaifFu.
* In Homer's ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', Odysseus is helped by the gods to disguise himself as a an old tramp. He then enters his own household to investigate how suitors of his wife (believing him dead) are abusing his estate's hospitality. He initially introduces himself to his own son, Telemachus, to observe his reactions and intent to the developing situation. Once satisfied that his uninvited guests are pillaging his stores and furthermore treating him with disrespect, much to his son's chagrin, he reveals his true identity and proceeds with the help of Telemachus to slaughter the lot of them. This is undoubtedly the [[OlderThanFeudalism oldest example of the trope known]]. Later in the novel he reveals himself to the swineherd and cowherd after determining that they were still loyal to him, shortly before springing his trap on the suitors.
* Turned around early in the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' novel ''Wizard's First Rule''. Kahlan seeks out a LastOfHisKind wizard, and Richard leads her to his old friend Zedd, who he's confident can help them. Richard later figures out [[spoiler: the wizard is his friend, Zeddicus Zul Zorander]].
** Played at least twice more in later books. First, in book two, Richard goes into the Prelate's office in order to speak to her. He first mistakes her for a maid (powerful magic users don't tend to dress too elaborately in the series). In book four, an old childhood friend is told by a witch to seek out Lord Rahl, who can help her find Richard. Of course, she meets Richard himself, and has trouble believing he '''is''' Lord Rahl.
* Occurs in ''A Spell for Chameleon'', the first of Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' novels, the first time Bink encounters Magician Humphrey.
* ''[[Literature/XWingSeries Isard's Revenge]]'' varies this when Wedge Antilles disguises himself as an Imperial with a [[ArtificialLimbs prosthetic hand]] and half a face, and has to make conversation with an actual Imperial, who has a conspiracy theory that the members of Rogue Squadron are actually quite easy to kill, but the reason why members like Wedge Antilles seem to have stuck around for so long is because [[CloningGambit they get cloned]]. Later in the book Wedge takes off his disguise in front of this Imperial.
--> '''Wedge:''' "You recall mentioning that you'd killed plenty of Rogue Squadron members at Brentaal, and that Wedge Antilles would be back?"\\
'''Lorrir:''' "Y-yes?"\\
'''Wedge:''' "You were right. I'm Wedge Antilles. I'm back." (''[[StunGun shoots him]]'')
* In "A Witch to Live" from the Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo-universe short story collection ''Ring of Fire'', when Father Friedrich Spee is sent to defend a young woman from a false accusation of witchcraft, he finds her case being retried by the TrappedInThePast modern Americans -- and himself sitting in the rectory when Father Mazzare, the American priest, gets out an encyclopedia to look up the name of the great heroic opponent of witchcraft in the 1630s ... Father Friedrich Von Spee.
* ''Literature/JudgeDee'' frequently disguises himself as a peasant or traveling martial arts instructor (the latter suits him much better) during his investigations. This frequently results in him dropping "''I'' am the magistrate" when things get serious and someone suggests to report to the judge.
* Averted in the book ''[[Literature/FanGirl Fangirl]]''. Cather while in college meets a fan of her fanfic Carry On, Simon, who gushes about how well the author writes. Cather decides not to break the news to her but quietly relishes the praise.
* A variant in ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'' when a man claims to be a good friend of the Commander of the Watch to intimidate the watchman he's talking to, who is in fact Commander Vimes. As a bonus in an earlier letter to Vimes the same man claimed to be a good friend of the Patrician, an unlikely claim to anyone who knows the Patrician. As Vimes does.

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* Used in the ''GeronimoStilton'' book "My Name is Stilton, Geronimo Stilton," when Stilton prepares to meet his new personal assistant, Pinky Pick, whom he hired without even an interview, based on her impressive resume. When he finds a 14-year-old girl in the lobby who announces "My name is Pick!" he assumes that she's the daughter of his new assistant, until she clarifies that she is indeed his new assistant.
* In ''TheGreatGatsby'', the title character throws lavish parties at his mansion, but does not mingle with his guests. Consequently, hardly anyone even knows what he looks like. When the narrator goes to his first party, he meets a man and admits that he's never met the host. The man admits that ''he's'' Gatsby.
* In the ''[[Literature/{{Shannara}} Heritage of Shannara]]'' series, Morgan Leah spends a long time arguing with a boy mopping floors that he wants to meet with Matty Roh, a resistance contact and owner of the inn they are talking in. After being thrown out twice by the small, skinny boy, he comes in holding the resistance leader's badge, pushes it in the boy's face and demands to speak to Matty. Turns out the reason a small skinny boy can beat a burly highlander is that she's not a boy and she knows WaifFu.
* In Homer's ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', Odysseus is helped by the gods to disguise himself as a an old tramp. He then enters his own household to investigate how suitors of his wife (believing him dead) are abusing his estate's hospitality. He initially introduces himself to his own son, Telemachus, to observe his reactions and intent to the developing situation. Once satisfied that his uninvited guests are pillaging his stores and furthermore treating him with disrespect, much to his son's chagrin, he reveals his true identity and proceeds with the help of Telemachus to slaughter the lot of them. This is undoubtedly the [[OlderThanFeudalism oldest example of the trope known]]. Later in the novel he reveals himself to the swineherd and cowherd after determining that they were still loyal to him, shortly before springing his trap on the suitors.
* Turned around early in the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' novel ''Wizard's First Rule''. Kahlan seeks out a LastOfHisKind wizard, and Richard leads her to his old friend Zedd, who he's confident can help them. Richard later figures out [[spoiler: the wizard is his friend, Zeddicus Zul Zorander]].
''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Played at least twice more in later books. First, in book two, Richard goes into the Prelate's office in order to speak to her. He first mistakes her for a maid (powerful magic users don't tend to dress too elaborately in the series). In book four, an old childhood friend is told by a witch to seek out Lord Rahl, who can help her find Richard. Of course, she meets Richard himself, and has trouble believing he '''is''' Lord Rahl.
* Occurs in ''A Spell for Chameleon'', the first of Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' novels, the first time Bink encounters Magician Humphrey.
* ''[[Literature/XWingSeries Isard's Revenge]]'' varies this when Wedge Antilles disguises himself as an Imperial with a [[ArtificialLimbs prosthetic hand]] and half a face, and has to make conversation with an actual Imperial, who has a conspiracy theory that the members of Rogue Squadron are actually quite easy to kill, but the reason why members like Wedge Antilles seem to have stuck around for so long is because [[CloningGambit they get cloned]]. Later in the book Wedge takes off his disguise in front of this Imperial.
--> '''Wedge:''' "You recall mentioning that you'd killed plenty of Rogue Squadron members at Brentaal, and that Wedge Antilles would be back?"\\
'''Lorrir:''' "Y-yes?"\\
'''Wedge:''' "You were right. I'm Wedge Antilles. I'm back." (''[[StunGun shoots him]]'')
* In "A Witch to Live" from the Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo-universe short story collection ''Ring of Fire'', when Father Friedrich Spee is sent to defend a young woman from a false accusation of witchcraft, he finds her case being retried by the TrappedInThePast modern Americans -- and himself sitting in the rectory when Father Mazzare, the American priest, gets out an encyclopedia to look up the name of the great heroic opponent of witchcraft in the 1630s ... Father Friedrich Von Spee.
* ''Literature/JudgeDee'' frequently disguises himself as a peasant or traveling martial arts instructor (the latter suits him much better) during his investigations. This frequently results in him dropping "''I'' am the magistrate" when things get serious and someone suggests to report to the judge.
* Averted in the book ''[[Literature/FanGirl Fangirl]]''. Cather while in college meets a fan of her fanfic Carry On, Simon, who gushes about how well the author writes. Cather decides not to break the news to her but quietly relishes the praise.
*
A variant in ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'' when a man claims to be a good friend of the Commander of the Watch to intimidate the watchman he's talking to, who is in fact Commander Vimes. As a bonus in an earlier letter to Vimes the same man claimed to be a good friend of the Patrician, an unlikely claim to anyone who knows the Patrician. As Vimes does.



** ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'': A young braggart monk confronts the little bald wrinkly smiling 'cleaner' Lu Tze. His teacher uses the moment to hammer home Rule 1 - "Do not act incautiously when confronting little bald wrinkly smiling men". It's implied that the rule was written with Lu Tze in mind.
* In one of the ''MYTH Inc.'' novels, Skeeve gets set up on a blind date with a vampire, Cassandra. For whatever reason, she doesn't ask his name, and later she remarks, "Say, you're a friend of Vic's from Klah... do you know the Great Skeeve?" He plays along for a little while before revealing his identity.
* The last Sherlock Holmes novel, "The Valley of Fear", culminates in the infiltration of a criminal gang by a man from Pinkerton's. A trap is set for the private investigator, where it is revealed that [[spoiler:[[TheDragon McMurdo]] is [[TheMole Birdy Edwards]].]]

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** ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'': A young braggart monk confronts the little bald wrinkly smiling 'cleaner' "cleaner" Lu Tze. His teacher uses the moment to hammer home Rule 1 - -- "Do not act incautiously when confronting little bald wrinkly smiling men". It's implied that the rule was written with Lu Tze in mind.
* An almost identical incident occurs in Louis L'Amour's ''Fair Blows the Wind'', when a tall, weather-beaten Scot tells Tatton Chantry that he can lead him to the legendary sword master Fergus [=MacAskill=], with whom Chantry wants to study fencing. The Scot is Fergus [=MacAskill=] himself.
* Averted in the book ''Literature/{{Fangirl}}''. Cather while in college meets a fan of her fanfic ''Carry On, Simon'', who gushes about how well the author writes. Cather decides not to break the news to her but quietly relishes the praise.
* In one ''Assassin's Apprentice'', the first book of the ''MYTH Inc.'' novels, Skeeve gets set up on ''Literature/{{Farseer}}'' trilogy by Creator/RobinHobb, Fitz asks a blind date with a vampire, Cassandra. For whatever reason, she doesn't ask his name, and later she remarks, "Say, you're a friend of Vic's from Klah... do you know woman where he can find Hod, who is going to teach him swordfighting. Naturally, the Great Skeeve?" He plays along for a little while before revealing his identity.
woman is Hod.
* The last Sherlock Holmes novel, "The Valley of Fear", culminates Used in the infiltration ''Literature/GeronimoStilton'' book ''My Name is Stilton, Geronimo Stilton'', when Stilton prepares to meet his new personal assistant, Pinky Pick, whom he hired without even an interview, based on her impressive resume. When he finds a 14-year-old girl in the lobby who announces "My name is Pick!" he assumes that she's the daughter of a criminal gang by his new assistant, until she clarifies that she is indeed his new assistant.
* In ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'', the title character throws lavish parties at his mansion, but does not mingle with his guests. Consequently, hardly anyone even knows what he looks like. When the narrator goes to his first party, he meets
a man from Pinkerton's. A trap is set for the private investigator, where it is revealed and admits that [[spoiler:[[TheDragon McMurdo]] is [[TheMole Birdy Edwards]].]]he's never met the host. The man admits that ''he's'' Gatsby.



* ''Literature/JudgeDee'' frequently disguises himself as a peasant or traveling martial arts instructor (the latter suits him much better) during his investigations. This frequently results in him dropping "''I'' am the magistrate" when things get serious and someone suggests to report to the judge.
* In the Chinese Light Novel ''Literature/TheKingsAvatar'' the protagonist Ye Xiu reveals that he is in fact a famous pro gamer to his new boss Chen Guo, she doesn't believe him at all.
* In one of the ''MYTH Inc.'' novels, Skeeve gets set up on a blind date with a vampire, Cassandra. For whatever reason, she doesn't ask his name, and later she remarks, "Say, you're a friend of Vic's from Klah... do you know the Great Skeeve?" He plays along for a little while before revealing his identity.
* In ''Literature/TheReader2016'', it's revealed near the end that Rajar, the assistant of Tanin, is the one who has been commanding the Impressors to kidnap young boys and leading the raids on the Ephygian bay in the name of Serakeen. Serakeen isn't a real person, but for all intents and purposes Rajar fulfills the role required of the character.
* ''Literature/{{Shannara}}'': In the ''Heritage of Shannara'' series, Morgan Leah spends a long time arguing with a boy mopping floors that he wants to meet with Matty Roh, a resistance contact and owner of the inn they are talking in. After being thrown out twice by the small, skinny boy, he comes in holding the resistance leader's badge, pushes it in the boy's face and demands to speak to Matty. Turns out the reason a small skinny boy can beat a burly highlander is that she's not a boy and she knows WaifFu.
* The last ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' novel, "The Valley of Fear", culminates in the infiltration of a criminal gang by a man from Pinkerton's. A trap is set for the private investigator, where it is revealed that [[spoiler:[[TheDragon McMurdo]] is [[TheMole Birdy Edwards]].]]



* This is [[OlderThanFeudalism a very old trope]]: Jesus does it in Literature/TheGospels no fewer than three times after his resurrection, showing himself to the disciples--but somehow they don't realize it's him. (John 20:14, 21:4; Luke 24:16). The conversation with the Samaritan woman in Sychar (John 4:1-26) comes close to it as well, with Jesus revealing at the end of the conversation that He is the Messiah she is waiting for.
* This also happens to Saul in [[Literature/BooksOfSamuel I Samuel]] when meeting Samuel for the first time. Saul is looking for a prophet of God and goes to a town where one is reputably staying. Thinking that he is just a citizen of the town, Saul approached Samuel and asks where the prophet is. Samuel informs Saul that he is the one Saul is searching for.
* Literature/CiaphasCain: On his first deployment with the Valhallan 597th, Cain finds himself chatting with a very attractive GlamorousWartimeSinger by the name of Amberley Vail. Seeking to impress her, he goes on at length about the Inquisitor who's already on the planet, who is obviously the rogue trader Orelius (a very popular disguise to the point of {{Flanderization}}), to which she responds with appropriate gasping and widening eyes. Later on, he gets called in to rescue the Inquisitor from a firefight, at which point he is introduced to... Amberley Vail, Ordo Xenos Inquisitor.
** Less embarrassing given that Orelius is a close associate of Amberly and was at that moment doing exactly the job she'd have to if he hadn't been in the area. Cain's reasoning justifying the presence and activity of an agent of the Inquisition was good enough, and his talk about rogue traders funny enough, to genuinely impress her - a fact which greatly influenced the remainder of Cain's career.
* In ''Literature/TheAnubisGates'', Doyle/[[YouWillBeBeethoven Ashbless]] tells his buddy Jacky about Elizabeth Tichy, the young woman he'll be marrying the next month (from Doyle's familiarity with Ashbless' biography), and is surprised by how annoyed Jacky is by his confidence on the subject. Turns out that Miss Tichy's middle name is [[SweetPollyOliver Jacqueline]]....

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* This is [[OlderThanFeudalism a very old trope]]: Jesus does it in Literature/TheGospels no fewer than three times after his resurrection, showing ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** ''[[Literature/XWingSeries Isard's Revenge]]'' varies this when Wedge Antilles disguises
himself as an Imperial with a [[ArtificialLimbs prosthetic hand]] and half a face, and has to the disciples--but somehow they don't realize it's him. (John 20:14, 21:4; Luke 24:16). The make conversation with the Samaritan woman in Sychar (John 4:1-26) comes close to it as well, with Jesus revealing at the end of the conversation an actual Imperial, who has a conspiracy theory that He is the Messiah she is waiting for.
* This also happens
members of Rogue Squadron are actually quite easy to Saul in [[Literature/BooksOfSamuel I Samuel]] when meeting Samuel kill, but the reason why members like Wedge Antilles seem to have stuck around for so long is because [[CloningGambit they get cloned]]. Later in the first time. Saul is looking for a prophet of God and goes to a town where one is reputably staying. Thinking that he is just a citizen of the town, Saul approached Samuel and asks where the prophet is. Samuel informs Saul that he is the one Saul is searching for.
* Literature/CiaphasCain: On
book Wedge takes off his first deployment with the Valhallan 597th, Cain finds himself chatting with a very attractive GlamorousWartimeSinger by the name of Amberley Vail. Seeking to impress her, he goes on at length about the Inquisitor who's already on the planet, who is obviously the rogue trader Orelius (a very popular disguise to the point in front of {{Flanderization}}), to which she responds with appropriate gasping and widening eyes. Later on, he gets called in to rescue the Inquisitor from a firefight, at which point he is introduced to... Amberley Vail, Ordo Xenos Inquisitor.
** Less embarrassing given
this Imperial.
-->'''Wedge:''' You recall mentioning
that Orelius is a close associate you'd killed plenty of Amberly Rogue Squadron members at Brentaal, and was at that moment doing exactly the job she'd have to if he hadn't been Wedge Antilles would be back?\\
'''Lorrir:''' Y-yes?\\
'''Wedge:''' You were right. I'm Wedge Antilles. I'm back. (''[[StunGun shoots him]]'')
* Turned around early
in the area. Cain's reasoning justifying ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' novel ''Wizard's First Rule''. Kahlan seeks out a LastOfHisKind wizard, and Richard leads her to his old friend Zedd, who he's confident can help them. Richard later figures out [[spoiler: the presence wizard is his friend, Zeddicus Zul Zorander]].
** Played at least twice more in later books. First, in book two, Richard goes into the Prelate's office in order to speak to her. He first mistakes her for a maid (powerful magic users don't tend to dress too elaborately in the series). In book four, an old childhood friend is told by a witch to seek out Lord Rahl, who can help her find Richard. Of course, she meets Richard himself,
and activity of an agent of the Inquisition was good enough, and his talk about rogue traders funny enough, to genuinely impress her - a fact which greatly influenced the remainder of Cain's career.
* In ''Literature/TheAnubisGates'', Doyle/[[YouWillBeBeethoven Ashbless]] tells his buddy Jacky about Elizabeth Tichy, the young woman he'll be marrying the next month (from Doyle's familiarity with Ashbless' biography), and is surprised by how annoyed Jacky is by his confidence on the subject. Turns out that Miss Tichy's middle name is [[SweetPollyOliver Jacqueline]]....
has trouble believing he '''is''' Lord Rahl.



* At the end of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', when Jerin [[spoiler: returns to his fianceés after getting kidnapped]], he tearfully confesses that he [[spoiler: may have slept (he doesn't remember the night clearly) with his rescuer, Cira, and is now DefiledForever, so he can't marry them. Whereupon his bride Halley, whom he has not met yet, turns around to show her face: She is Cira, and remembers well that he resisted her attempts to seduce him.]]
* In the Chinese Light Novel ''Literature/TheKingsAvatar'' the protagonist Ye Xiu reveals that he is in fact a famous pro gamer to his new boss Chen Guo, she doesn't believe him at all.
* In ''Literature/TheReader2016'', it's revealed near the end that Rajar, the assistant of Tanin, is [[spoiler: the one who has been commanding the Impressors to kidnap young boys and leading the raids on the Ephygian bay in the name of Serakeen. Serakeen isn't a real person, but for all intents and purposes Rajar fulfills the role required of the character]].

to:

* At Occurs in ''A Spell for Chameleon'', the end first of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', when Jerin [[spoiler: returns to his fianceés after getting kidnapped]], he tearfully confesses that he [[spoiler: may have slept (he doesn't remember Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' novels, the night clearly) with his rescuer, Cira, and is now DefiledForever, so he can't marry them. Whereupon his bride Halley, whom he has not met yet, turns around to show her face: She is Cira, and remembers well that he resisted her attempts to seduce him.]]
* In the Chinese Light Novel ''Literature/TheKingsAvatar'' the protagonist Ye Xiu reveals that he is in fact a famous pro gamer to his new boss Chen Guo, she doesn't believe him at all.
* In ''Literature/TheReader2016'', it's revealed near the end that Rajar, the assistant of Tanin, is [[spoiler: the one who has been commanding the Impressors to kidnap young boys and leading the raids on the Ephygian bay in the name of Serakeen. Serakeen isn't a real person, but for all intents and purposes Rajar fulfills the role required of the character]].
first time Bink encounters Magician Humphrey.



** Happens in the never-finished serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada "Shada"]], when the somewhat doddery old [[spoiler:Professor Chronotis turns out to be the notorious Time Lord renegade Salyavin]].

to:

** Happens in the never-finished serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada "Shada"]], when the somewhat doddery old [[spoiler:Professor Professor Chronotis turns out to be the notorious Time Lord renegade Salyavin]].Salyavin.



** [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]]: The War Doctor arrives through a portal looking for his future self. He met 10 and 11 and thought that they were companions.

to:

** [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]]: The War Doctor arrives through a portal looking for his future self. He met 10 and 11 11, and thought that they were companions. companions.



-->'''Laeta''': You aid Spartacus?
-->'''Spartacus''': No. I stand the man himself.

to:

-->'''Laeta''': You aid Spartacus?
-->'''Spartacus''':
Spartacus? \\
'''Spartacus''':
No. I stand the man himself.



* In Homer's ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', Odysseus is helped by the gods to disguise himself as a an old tramp. He then enters his own household to investigate how suitors of his wife (believing him dead) are abusing his estate's hospitality. He initially introduces himself to his own son, Telemachus, to observe his reactions and intent to the developing situation. Once satisfied that his uninvited guests are pillaging his stores and furthermore treating him with disrespect, much to his son's chagrin, he reveals his true identity and proceeds with the help of Telemachus to slaughter the lot of them. This is undoubtedly the [[OlderThanFeudalism oldest example of the trope known]]. Later in the novel he reveals himself to the swineherd and cowherd after determining that they were still loyal to him, shortly before springing his trap on the suitors.
* This is [[OlderThanFeudalism a very old trope]]: Jesus does it in Literature/TheGospels no fewer than three times after his resurrection, showing himself to the disciples--but somehow they don't realize it's him. (John 20:14, 21:4; Luke 24:16). The conversation with the Samaritan woman in Sychar (John 4:1-26) comes close to it as well, with Jesus revealing at the end of the conversation that He is the Messiah she is waiting for.
* This also happens to Saul in [[Literature/BooksOfSamuel I Samuel]] when meeting Samuel for the first time. Saul is looking for a prophet of God and goes to a town where one is reputably staying. Thinking that he is just a citizen of the town, Saul approached Samuel and asks where the prophet is. Samuel informs Saul that he is the one Saul is searching for.



* Subverted in a vignette of a third party ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' supplement, where a warrior seeking a martial arts teacher is first greeted by a humble, chuckling old man who claims he knows the teacher very well--only to step aside as the actual teacher, a large, muscular warrior tells him to be quiet and welcomes the would-be student.

to:

* Subverted in a vignette of a third party ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' supplement, where a warrior seeking a martial arts teacher is first greeted by a humble, chuckling old man who claims he knows the teacher very well--only well -- only to step aside as the actual teacher, a large, muscular warrior tells him to be quiet and welcomes the would-be student.



* ''Theatre/SheStoopsToConquer'' takes place almost entirely within the space between the deceit and the revelation. Charles Marlow, on the way to a blind date, stops at what he thinks is an inn and flirts with the barmaid. He's actually at the manor he was traveling to, and the barmaid is his date.
* In ''Theatre/{{Camelot}}'', a nervous King Arthur and Queen-to-be Guinevere run into each other before the wedding. Guinevere, not knowing it's Arthur, complains a bit about having to marry a total stranger and is assured that the king isn't really all that bad.



* In ''Theatre/{{Camelot}}'', a nervous King Arthur and Queen-to-be Guinevere run into each other before the wedding. Guinevere, not knowing it's Arthur, complains a bit about having to marry a total stranger and is assured that the king isn't really all that bad.



* ''Theatre/SheStoopsToConquer'' takes place almost entirely within the space between the deceit and the revelation. Charles Marlow, on the way to a blind date, stops at what he thinks is an inn and flirts with the barmaid. He's actually at the manor he was traveling to, and the barmaid is his date.



* In ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'': [[spoiler: Quoth Joshua: "It was me, Neku. I'm Shibuya's Composer."]] Cue Neku's [[HeroicBSOD Heroic Blue Screen of Death]].
* ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'': Sage Joch (or [[FanNickname Sage Jerk]] as the fans like to call him) does this, sending the party out on ''three different sidequests'' before revealing that he was the person they were looking for all along.
--> "Go away! The sage is out!"
* The next game in the series, ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'' has a similar sequence in which the party needs to find a legendary (and tiny) strategist. The old man in town tells them that he's not in this place, and suggests they ask around. After a long fruitless search, they come back only to be told that the old man ''is'' the strategist. Justified with "I was walking around at the time, so I wasn't in any place". And then the town mocks them for their gullibility. *grumble*
* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': When climbing the Tower, the player learns that [[spoiler: Sheep, the questioning A.I. who desperately sought meaning in the world, and Shepherd, the guide who gives the most helpful and positive advice of all the bots, are one and the same: Sheep took on the moniker of Shepherd after climbing the Tower and learning the truth of the simulation, but being blocked by Samsara from ascending.]]
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' the first time Marche meets Ezel Berbier, Ezel speaks about himself in third person and it isn't revealed until later that he was in fact Ezel Berbier. However given that he is rendered with a different sprite from the [[YouAllLookFamiliar standard NPCs]], as well as the fact that he is speaking in a very cryptic manner makes this one of the more conspicuous examples
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'', the mage in the mountains (Lezaford) pulls this on Luso.
* ''Franchise/{{Suikoden}}''
** The [[VideoGame/SuikodenI first game]] pulls this trick when you're first looking for TheStrategist. It's sort of [[InterfaceSpoiler given away]] by the fact that ''his name is in the textbox'' when you're asking him where he lives.
** And in ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV'', this happens when you're looking for Lino En Kuldes. Who apparently makes a habit of it.
*** Given that Lino is a pretty casual guy whose usual outfit (an open vest and cut-off shorts, with the notable absence of any sort of crown or other royal symbol) doesn't at all fit his station as King of Obel, it's no surprise that he can pull this off so easily.
* In ''VideoGame/PaperMario64'', in what appears to be a similar example to the ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'' example above, Mario comes back to town from Shooting Star Summit and told that Merlon is looking for him. When he knocks on the door, he'd told that Merlon is out. If he tries again, he is again told that Merlon is out, but the door opens, knocking him down. A man in a robe comes out, and when Mario gets up, they go inside, he reveals himself to be Merlon.
** Mario is trying to get to Dry Dry Ruins. He meets with a mouse called Sheek. Mario may part with an item to be told that Moustafa knows how to get there. If Mario gives him the right item, he'll be able to tell Mario how to see Moustafa: by buying items in the correct order, which is a sign to the shopkeeper. Upon following these directions, Mario arrives to find... Sheek! And he was Moustafa all along!



* ''VideoGame/{{Shenmue}} 2'': Ryo is looking for the leader of a Shaolin monastery and is told by a girl that he should look around the place for clues to understand the monks' beliefs and that only then will the master reveal himself. After that nonsense an old man shows up; Ryo assuming this must be the master tries to talk to him shushing the girl but in the process it turns out that the girl is the actual master and the old guy is just the janitor.
* In ''Star Wars: VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'', the protagonist is assigned to kill a Jedi. Later on in the game, it's revealed that [[spoiler:the Jedi survived, but lost his sight as a result of the battle. In a twist on this trope, the protagonist now needs the Jedi's help and so pretends to be a stranger, hoping the Jedi won't find him out. At the end of the game we find out the Jedi suspected it was the protagonist but chose to help him anyway.]]
* Another Star Wars example is in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. No one really believes it...



** In ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', [[spoiler:Jensen is looking for crime boss Tong Si Hung in a nightclub and is sent to talk to the VIP bartender for his whereabouts. If the conversation goes well, the bartender directs him to Tong's office. When Jensen reaches it, the "[[KingIncognito bartender]]" is there waiting for him and mocks Jensen for not figuring it out.]]
*** [[spoiler:Jensen can see through the ruse with the Social aug, though.]]
* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'', Ike is put to the task of finding the apostle, empress of the nation he was seeking assistance from, on his ship. He finds a small girl, and tells her to wait since he needs to find the apostle. Naturally, this girl turns out to be the apostle.
** In a bit of a variation, back in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem]]'', [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything Dart]] tells [[BloodKnight Ka]][[AxCrazy rel]] about dozens of legendary warriors, like a giant who shrugged off all blows and a mage who could freeze his enemies' blood. After Dart mentions each person, Karel calmly tells him they're dead. Dart doesn't seem to realize that Karel killed them all before he tells him.
*** In their final support Dart describes a mad sword demon who leaves behind a trial of bodies and a one man army, and tells him to seek him out for a duel, before Karel reveals he is that Sword Demon.
* One side quest in ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' has the player hunting down a demon by the name of Zygaena. A drug dealer in the local bar will arrange a meeting in a nearby warehouse, but only if you tell him that you're planning to kill Zygaena. Guess who shows up in that warehouse.

to:

** In ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', [[spoiler:Jensen Jensen is looking for crime boss Tong Si Hung in a nightclub and is sent to talk to the VIP bartender for his whereabouts. If the conversation goes well, the bartender directs him to Tong's office. When Jensen reaches it, the "[[KingIncognito bartender]]" is there waiting for him and mocks Jensen for not figuring it out.]]
out.
*** [[spoiler:Jensen Jensen can see through the ruse with the Social aug, though.]]
* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'', Ike is put to the task of finding the apostle, empress of the nation he was seeking assistance from, on his ship. He finds a small girl, and tells her to wait since he needs to find the apostle. Naturally, this girl turns out to be the apostle.
** In a bit of a variation, back in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem]]'', [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything Dart]] tells [[BloodKnight Ka]][[AxCrazy rel]] about dozens of legendary warriors, like a giant who shrugged off all blows and a mage who could freeze his enemies' blood. After Dart mentions each person, Karel calmly tells him they're dead. Dart doesn't seem to realize that Karel killed them all before he tells him.
*** In their final support Dart describes a mad sword demon who leaves behind a trial of bodies and a one man army, and tells him to seek him out for a duel, before Karel reveals he is that Sword Demon.
* One side quest in ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' has the player hunting down a demon by the name of Zygaena. A drug dealer in the local bar will arrange a meeting in a nearby warehouse, but only if you tell him that you're planning to kill Zygaena. Guess who shows up in that warehouse.



--> '''Oghren''': Seems that the requirements have gone way low.
* In the mainstream Pokémon games, there are certain characters who would often help the protagonists throughout the story (''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue's'' Blue although he's also TheRival, ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver's'' Lance, ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire's'' Steven, ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl's'' Cynthia). Unless you know the plot of each game already, it would take much later until you find out that they are actually the [[FinalBoss Champion]]. In ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', however, the identity of the Champion, Alder, is flat-out revealed to the player before endgame, because he actually introduces himself to the player the very first time they meet. [[spoiler:Given what happens later, this is probably intended.]] ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' returns to the format with Iris showing up and helping the player character. She is already familiar from the previous game, but it isn't revealed until the end that she's now the champion. Continued in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' with Diantha, although her less prominent role in the story makes her more of a ChekhovsGunman.

to:

--> '''Oghren''': -->'''Oghren''': Seems that the requirements have gone way low.
* In the mainstream Pokémon games, there are certain characters who would often help the protagonists throughout the story (''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue's'' Blue although he's also TheRival, ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver's'' Lance, ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire's'' Steven, ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl's'' Cynthia). Unless you know the plot of each game already, it would take much later until you find out that they are actually the [[FinalBoss Champion]]. In ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', however, the identity of the Champion, Alder, is flat-out revealed to the player before endgame, because he actually introduces himself to the player the very first time they meet. [[spoiler:Given what happens later, this is probably intended.]] ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' returns to the format with Iris showing up and helping the player character. She is already familiar from the previous game, but it isn't revealed until the end that she's now the champion. Continued in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' with Diantha, although her less prominent role in the story makes her more of a ChekhovsGunman.
low.



* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' the first time Marche meets Ezel Berbier, Ezel speaks about himself in third person and it isn't revealed until later that he was in fact Ezel Berbier. However given that he is rendered with a different sprite from the [[YouAllLookFamiliar standard NPCs]], as well as the fact that he is speaking in a very cryptic manner makes this one of the more conspicuous examples
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'', the mage in the mountains (Lezaford) pulls this on Luso.
* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'', Ike is put to the task of finding the apostle, empress of the nation he was seeking assistance from, on his ship. He finds a small girl, and tells her to wait since he needs to find the apostle. Naturally, this girl turns out to be the apostle.
** In a bit of a variation, back in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem]]'', [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything Dart]] tells [[BloodKnight Ka]][[AxCrazy rel]] about dozens of legendary warriors, like a giant who shrugged off all blows and a mage who could freeze his enemies' blood. After Dart mentions each person, Karel calmly tells him they're dead. Dart doesn't seem to realize that Karel killed them all before he tells him.
*** In their final support Dart describes a mad sword demon who leaves behind a trial of bodies and a one man army, and tells him to seek him out for a duel, before Karel reveals he is that Sword Demon.
* There's a Website/{{YouTube}} video for a ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' Champion titled, "The River King". It tells the story about how a gambler ends up making a deal with a monstrous fish demon that eventually ends poorly for him. Just as the story is about to end, the narrator of the tale reveals himself to be that demonic river king, Tahm Kench.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Mabinogi}}'' the wandering merchant Price helps you try to find the missing ex-paladin leader Redire, it is later revealed that Price IS Redire.
* In ''VideoGame/PaperMario64'', in what appears to be a similar example to the ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'' example above, Mario comes back to town from Shooting Star Summit and told that Merlon is looking for him. When he knocks on the door, he'd told that Merlon is out. If he tries again, he is again told that Merlon is out, but the door opens, knocking him down. A man in a robe comes out, and when Mario gets up, they go inside, he reveals himself to be Merlon.
** Mario is trying to get to Dry Dry Ruins. He meets with a mouse called Sheek. Mario may part with an item to be told that Moustafa knows how to get there. If Mario gives him the right item, he'll be able to tell Mario how to see Moustafa: by buying items in the correct order, which is a sign to the shopkeeper. Upon following these directions, Mario arrives to find... Sheek! And he was Moustafa all along!
* In the mainstream Pokémon games, there are certain characters who would often help the protagonists throughout the story (''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue's'' Blue although he's also TheRival, ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver's'' Lance, ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire's'' Steven, ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl's'' Cynthia). Unless you know the plot of each game already, it would take much later until you find out that they are actually the [[FinalBoss Champion]]. In ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', however, the identity of the Champion, Alder, is flat-out revealed to the player before endgame, because he actually introduces himself to the player the very first time they meet. [[spoiler:Given what happens later, this is probably intended.]] ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' returns to the format with Iris showing up and helping the player character. She is already familiar from the previous game, but it isn't revealed until the end that she's now the champion. Continued in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' with Diantha, although her less prominent role in the story makes her more of a ChekhovsGunman.
* ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'': Sage Joch (or [[FanNickname Sage Jerk]] as the fans like to call him) does this, sending the party out on ''three different sidequests'' before revealing that he was the person they were looking for all along.
--> "Go away! The sage is out!"
* The next game in the series, ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'' has a similar sequence in which the party needs to find a legendary (and tiny) strategist. The old man in town tells them that he's not in this place, and suggests they ask around. After a long fruitless search, they come back only to be told that the old man ''is'' the strategist. Justified with "I was walking around at the time, so I wasn't in any place". And then the town mocks them for their gullibility. *grumble*
* ''VideoGame/{{Shenmue}} 2'': Ryo is looking for the leader of a Shaolin monastery and is told by a girl that he should look around the place for clues to understand the monks' beliefs and that only then will the master reveal himself. After that nonsense an old man shows up; Ryo assuming this must be the master tries to talk to him shushing the girl but in the process it turns out that the girl is the actual master and the old guy is just the janitor.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Mabinogi}}'' the [[spoiler:wandering merchant Price]] helps you try to find the [[spoiler:missing ex-paladin leader Redire, it is later revealed that Price IS Redire.]]
* There's a YouTube video for a ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' Champion titled, "The River King". It tells the story about how a gambler ends up making a deal with a monstrous fish demon that eventually ends poorly for him. Just as the story is about to end, the narrator of the tale reveals himself to be that demonic river king, Tahm Kench.

to:

* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
**
In ''VideoGame/{{Mabinogi}}'' ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'', the [[spoiler:wandering merchant Price]] helps you try protagonist is assigned to find kill a Jedi. Later on in the [[spoiler:missing ex-paladin leader Redire, it is later game, it's revealed that Price IS Redire.the Jedi survived, but lost his sight as a result of the battle. In a twist on this trope, the protagonist now needs the Jedi's help and so pretends to be a stranger, hoping the Jedi won't find him out. At the end of the game we find out the Jedi suspected it was the protagonist but chose to help him anyway.
** ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. No one really believes it...
* ''Franchise/{{Suikoden}}''
** The [[VideoGame/SuikodenI first game]] pulls this trick when you're first looking for TheStrategist. It's sort of [[InterfaceSpoiler given away]] by the fact that ''his name is in the textbox'' when you're asking him where he lives.
** And in ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV'', this happens when you're looking for Lino En Kuldes. Who apparently makes a habit of it.
*** Given that Lino is a pretty casual guy whose usual outfit (an open vest and cut-off shorts, with the notable absence of any sort of crown or other royal symbol) doesn't at all fit his station as King of Obel, it's no surprise that he can pull this off so easily.
* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': When climbing the Tower, the player learns that [[spoiler: Sheep, the questioning A.I. who desperately sought meaning in the world, and Shepherd, the guide who gives the most helpful and positive advice of all the bots, are one and the same: Sheep took on the moniker of Shepherd after climbing the Tower and learning the truth of the simulation, but being blocked by Samsara from ascending.
]]
* There's a YouTube video for a ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' Champion titled, "The River King". It tells ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis 5'' has Robert Baxter, the story about how protagonist of ''Time Crisis II'', help out the heroes in hunting down Wild Dog and a gambler ends up making traitor from the VSSE, the latter of which they suspect to be Keith Martin, also a deal with ''Time Crisis II'' protagonist. Not only [[GoodAllAlong is Keith not the traitor]], but the real traitor is ''[[BigBadFriend Robert]]''.
* One side quest in ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' has the player hunting down
a monstrous fish demon by the name of Zygaena. A drug dealer in the local bar will arrange a meeting in a nearby warehouse, but only if you tell him that eventually ends poorly for him. Just as the story is about you're planning to end, the narrator of the tale reveals himself to be kill Zygaena. Guess who shows up in that demonic river king, Tahm Kench.warehouse.



* ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis 5'' has Robert Baxter, the protagonist of ''Time Crisis II'', help out the heroes in hunting down Wild Dog and a traitor from the VSSE, the latter of which they suspect to be Keith Martin, also a ''Time Crisis II'' protagonist. Not only [[GoodAllAlong is Keith not the traitor]], but the real traitor is ''[[BigBadFriend Robert]]''.

to:

* ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis 5'' has Robert Baxter, the protagonist In ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'': [[spoiler: Quoth Joshua: "It was me, Neku. I'm Shibuya's Composer."]] Cue Neku's [[HeroicBSOD Heroic Blue Screen of ''Time Crisis II'', help out the heroes in hunting down Wild Dog and a traitor from the VSSE, the latter of which they suspect to be Keith Martin, also a ''Time Crisis II'' protagonist. Not only [[GoodAllAlong is Keith not the traitor]], but the real traitor is ''[[BigBadFriend Robert]]''.Death]].



* Happens in ''Webcomic/GirlsWithSlingshots'' when Hazel is trying to spy on Jamie, and the person she believes to be Jamie's new boyfriend, by enlisting Jamie's new ''girlfriend''.
* In ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'' a certain paranormal investigator is often thought to be the sidekick to his undead (and nameless) companion. Usually his clients were ExpectingSomeoneTaller.



* In ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'' a certain paranormal investigator is often thought to be the sidekick to his undead (and nameless) companion. Usually his clients were ExpectingSomeoneTaller.
* Happens in ''Webcomic/GirlsWithSlingshots'' when Hazel is trying to spy on Jamie, and the person she believes to be Jamie's new boyfriend, by enlisting Jamie's new ''girlfriend''.
* In ''Moon Over June'', an older man sternly lectures a twenty-something woman about nosing through the office of the new professor; then he spots the photo of [[RightInFrontOfMe recently minted and hired Dr. Hatsuki Hasegawa, PhD and her daughter]] on the desk.
-->'''Guy''': "I Say! Did you bring in a picture of yourself for the professor? [[SustainedMisunderstanding That is really, really inappropriate, young lady!]]"
-->'''Hats''': "Must... not... murder... brain damaged... colleague...."
* In ''Webcomic/NotAVillain'', Paddy thinks Danni's avatar is a tribute to the late ballerina Daniella Morretti. Danni has to clarify that she actually ''is'' Daniella Morretti and is still alive.



* In ''Webcomic/MoonOverJune'', an older man sternly lectures a twenty-something woman about nosing through the office of the new professor; then he spots the photo of [[RightInFrontOfMe recently minted and hired Dr. Hatsuki Hasegawa, PhD and her daughter]] on the desk.
-->'''Guy''': I Say! Did you bring in a picture of yourself for the professor? [[SustainedMisunderstanding That is really, really inappropriate, young lady!]]\\
'''Hats''': Must... not... murder... brain damaged... colleague...
* In ''Webcomic/NotAVillain'', Paddy thinks Danni's avatar is a tribute to the late ballerina Daniella Morretti. Danni has to clarify that she actually ''is'' Daniella Morretti and is still alive.



-->'''Guy:'''Joey, did you eat my sandwich?\\

to:

-->'''Guy:'''Joey, -->'''Guy:''' Joey, did you eat my sandwich?\\



--> '''Katara''': "Why didn't you tell us you were the Avatar?"
--> '''Aang''': "[[IJustWantToBeNormal Because... I never wanted to be.]]"

to:

--> '''Katara''': "Why -->'''Katara''': Why didn't you tell us you were the Avatar?"
-->
Avatar?\\
'''Aang''': "[[IJustWantToBeNormal [[IJustWantToBeNormal Because... I never wanted to be.]]"]]



--> '''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny:''' What's up, Doc?
--> '''Elmer Fudd:''' Shh... There's a [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome wabbit]] down there, and I'm trying to catch him.
--> '''Bugs:''' What do you mean a "wabbit?"
--> '''Elmer:''' Wabbits! Wabbits! You know, with big wong ears!
--> '''Bugs:''' Oh, like these? (shows his ears)
--> '''Elmer:''' Yeah, and a little white fwuffy tail!
--> '''Bugs:''' Like this? (shows off his tail)
--> '''Elmer:''' Yeah, and he hops awound and awound.
--> '''Bugs:''' Like this? (hops around)
--> '''Elmer:''' (to the audience) You know I bewieve this fella is an R. A. B. B. I. T. (to Bugs) Pardon me, but you know, [[CaptainObvious you look just wike a wabbit]].
--> '''Bugs:''' Ehhh, c'mere. Now listen, Doc, now don't spread this around, but... uhhh... confidentially... I AM A WABBIT!!!

to:

--> '''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny:''' -->'''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny:''' What's up, Doc?
-->
Doc?\\
'''Elmer Fudd:''' Shh... There's a [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome wabbit]] down there, and I'm trying to catch him.
-->
him.\\
'''Bugs:''' What do you mean a "wabbit?"
-->
"wabbit"?\\
'''Elmer:''' Wabbits! Wabbits! You know, with big wong ears!
-->
ears!\\
'''Bugs:''' Oh, like these? (shows ''(shows his ears)
-->
ears)''\\
'''Elmer:''' Yeah, and a little white fwuffy tail!
-->
tail!\\
'''Bugs:''' Like this? (shows ''(shows off his tail)
-->
tail)''\\
'''Elmer:''' Yeah, and he hops awound and awound.
-->
awound.\\
'''Bugs:''' Like this? (hops around)
-->
''(hops around)''\\
'''Elmer:''' (to ''(to the audience) audience)'' You know I bewieve this fella is an R. A. B. B. I. T. (to Bugs) Pardon me, but you know, [[CaptainObvious you look just wike a wabbit]].
-->
wabbit]].\\
'''Bugs:''' Ehhh, c'mere. Now listen, Doc, now don't spread this around, but... uhhh... confidentially... I AM A WABBIT!!!



-->'''Lady:''' Aren't you Brother Kimball? And isn't that coffee you're drinking?
-->'''Kimball:''' Ma'am, you're the third person today who's mistaken me for that old SOB.

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-->'''Lady:''' Aren't you Brother Kimball? And isn't that coffee you're drinking?
-->'''Kimball:'''
drinking?\\
'''Kimball:'''
Ma'am, you're the third person today who's mistaken me for that old SOB.
2nd May '17 5:54:49 PM LinTaylor
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* Hilariously inverted in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', where, upon meeting a normal monkey, Goku instantly assumed him to be the legendary King Kai, and spent a while fooling around with him before the real Kai - who himself could easily qualify for this trope under different circumstances, what with how he looks and acts - shows up.



* ''Anime/KemonoFriends'': For much of the series, Racoon is chasing after a hat thief, and along the way she runs into a number of Friends who tell her about their encounters with an incredibly helpful person named Kaban. When she finally catches her prey in Episode 11, her friend [[CloudcuckoolandersMinder Fennec]], who's been paying more attention to those stories, calmly explains that the "Hat Thief" ''is'' Kaban. Racoon initially doesn't believe her, saying that someone as good as Kaban would never steal, but eventually she realizes that she had it wrong from the start and apologizes.



* In ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'', Shinka tries to convince Sanae that she's "Mori Summer," if only to be able to confiscate the latter's copies of her own Mabinogion. Fails miserably, because Sanae expected the philosopher from ''Mabinogion'', not the jaded high-schooler desperate to purge [[OldShame her past delusions]].
* Inverted in the short story ''[[Manga/OnePieceWanted Monsters]]''. The samurai Ryuma expresses the desire to meet (and duel) the "swordsman king" who is said to be the greatest swordsman in the world. After he saves the town from a dragon and leaves, one of the residents remembers that Ryuma himself has been called the swordsman king by the various people he has saved.



* Hilariously inverted in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', where, upon meeting a normal monkey, Goku instantly assumed him to be the legendary King Kai, and spent a while fooling around with him before the real Kai - who himself could easily qualify for this trope under different circumstances, what with how he looks and acts - shows up.



* Inverted in the short story ''[[Manga/OnePieceWanted Monsters]]''. The samurai Ryuma expresses the desire to meet (and duel) the "swordsman king" who is said to be the greatest swordsman in the world. After he saves the town from a dragon and leaves, one of the residents remembers that Ryuma himself has been called the swordsman king by the various people he has saved.
* In ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'', Shinka tries to convince Sanae that she's "Mori Summer," if only to be able to confiscate the latter's copies of her own Mabinogion. Fails miserably, because Sanae expected the philosopher from ''Mabinogion'', not the jaded high-schooler desperate to purge [[OldShame her past delusions]].
23rd Apr '17 1:03:01 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TMNT2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' (2003), Leo's first meeting with The Ancient One is a textbook example of the trope.

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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TMNT2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' (2003), ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', Leo's first meeting with The Ancient One is a textbook example of the trope.
17th Apr '17 7:59:17 PM AthenaBlue
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** ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'': Queen Amidala traveled with a host of decoys for security purposes, it seems. What makes her an example of the trope is that she's always disguised as one of her own attendants, as opposed to moving completely behind the scenes. Qui-Gon knows handmaiden Padme is the queen, and takes every opportunity to rile her up when mentioning how the queen will approve of his choices.
-->'''Padme:''' You assume too much.

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** ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'': Queen Amidala traveled with a host of decoys for security purposes, it seems. What makes her an example of the trope is that she's always disguised as one of her own attendants, as opposed to moving completely behind the scenes. Qui-Gon knows handmaiden Padme Padmé is the queen, and takes every opportunity to rile her up when mentioning how the queen will approve of his choices.
-->'''Padme:''' -->'''Padmé:''' You assume too much.
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