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30th Dec '15 3:01:52 PM Prfnoff
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* In Natsume Soseki's ''I Am A Cat'', [[{{Woolseyism}} Sneaze]]/Kushami is called on by a policeman bringing the recently-captured thief who robbed his (Sneaze's) house. Sneaze assumes the thief is the policeman because he's more smartly dressed.
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* In Natsume Soseki's ''I Am A Cat'', ''Literature/IAmACat'', [[{{Woolseyism}} Sneaze]]/Kushami is called on by a policeman bringing the recently-captured thief who robbed his (Sneaze's) house. Sneaze assumes the thief is the policeman because he's more smartly dressed.
11th Dec '15 7:28:29 PM jormis29
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* In ''True Believer'', Creator/RobertDowneyJr plays a recent law-school grad who is thrilled to be hired by his role model, a famous defense attorney, whom he has never met. He is so excited he goes to the courtroom where his new boss is working without even unpacking his bags. There are two men at the defense's table, a well-dressed man with short hair in an expensive suit, and a scruffy man with a ponytail. Guess which one is the drug dealer, and which one is the attorney.
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* In ''True Believer'', ''Film/TrueBeliever'', Creator/RobertDowneyJr plays a recent law-school grad who is thrilled to be hired by his role model, a famous defense attorney, whom he has never met. He is so excited he goes to the courtroom where his new boss is working without even unpacking his bags. There are two men at the defense's table, a well-dressed man with short hair in an expensive suit, and a scruffy man with a ponytail. Guess which one is the drug dealer, and which one is the attorney.
11th Dec '15 6:20:51 PM Quanyails
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* In the ''Retrievers'' books by Laura Anne Gilman, the titular Retrievers are Wren, a short, nondescript woman who is an accomplished thief and powerful magic-user, and Sergei, a tall, muscular man who handles the financial end of things. People usually assume their roles are the other way around.
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* In the ''Retrievers'' books by Laura Anne Gilman, the titular Retrievers are Wren, a short, nondescript woman who is an accomplished thief and powerful magic-user, and Sergei, a tall, muscular man who handles the financial end of things. People usually assume their roles are the other way around.

* On ''Series/JudgingAmy'', as a woman comes into the titular Amy's office, looking for her, she introduces herself to her law clerk. They all have a good laugh once the mistake is corrected, and the woman sheepishly admits, "It was either look like a racist (by assuming--correctly, ironically--that the white woman was the judge rather than the African-American law clerk), or look like a sexist, and I figured looking like a racist was worse."
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* On ''Series/JudgingAmy'', as a woman comes into the titular Amy's office, looking for her, she introduces herself to her law clerk. They all have a good laugh once the mistake is corrected, and the woman sheepishly admits, "It was either look like a racist (by assuming--correctly, ironically--that the white woman was the judge rather than the African-American law clerk), or look like a sexist, and I figured looking like a racist was worse."
20th Oct '15 1:12:17 PM Willbyr
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* In ''DanceInTheVampireBund'', Vera is mistakenly assumed to be the school's chairwoman. It's then taken a step further, as Mina turns out to also be the school's ''founder.''
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* In ''DanceInTheVampireBund'', ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'', Vera is mistakenly assumed to be the school's chairwoman. It's then taken a step further, as Mina turns out to also be the school's ''founder.''

* Happens constantly in ''ShinaDark''. Satan is an affable, likeable kind of guy, while people tremble in fear before his butler. His butler wears suits and black capes, whereas Satan prefers loose T-shirts.
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* Happens constantly in ''ShinaDark''.''Manga/ShinaDark''. Satan is an affable, likeable kind of guy, while people tremble in fear before his butler. His butler wears suits and black capes, whereas Satan prefers loose T-shirts.
5th Sep '15 11:11:20 PM devilledeyecandy
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* In ''{{Literature/Inda}}'' everyone meeting Inda on his ships for the first time assumes that tall, black-clothed, lean and nasty-looking Fox is the legendary Elgar the Fox, when it's actually short, plain-faced, plain-clothed Inda. It's especially amusing because Fox spends a significant portion of the series desperately trying to figure out how to be as good a commander as Inda. People mistake Fox for Inda so often that they [[BodyDouble start using it to trick people]].
26th Aug '15 7:02:24 AM Anarquistador
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* Sir James Murray, compiler of the first edition of the OxfordEnglishDictionary, made use of volunteer contributors. His most prolific contributor was one Doctor W.C. Minor. After several years of correspondence Murray finally finagled an in-person meeting with Minor, coming out to the hospital that Minor listed as his residence. It turned out that Minor was not a doctor at this establishment, but a ''[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-obsessive-weirdos-who-made-world-better-place/ patient]]'': he'd been institutionalized for years after killing a man. Murray's first meeting with Minor played out almost exactly like this trope: he was greeted by a doctor and a patient in the lobby of the asylum, and introduced himself to the doctor, thinking it was Minor.
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* Sir James Murray, compiler of the first edition of the OxfordEnglishDictionary, Oxford English Dictionary, made use of volunteer contributors. His most prolific contributor was one Doctor W.C. Minor. After several years of correspondence Murray finally finagled an in-person meeting with Minor, coming out to the hospital that Minor listed as his residence. It turned out that Minor was not a doctor at this establishment, but a ''[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-obsessive-weirdos-who-made-world-better-place/ patient]]'': he'd been institutionalized for years after killing a man.man during a paranoia-induced breakdown. Murray's first meeting with Minor played out almost exactly like this trope: he was greeted by a doctor and a patient in the lobby of the asylum, and introduced himself to the doctor, thinking it was Minor.
22nd Jul '15 3:28:26 PM WillKeaton
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* Sasha Baron Cohen, playing Ali G, has been known to [[http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/sacha_baron_cohen_the_real_borat_finally_speaks/page/3 deliberately set up this trope to prevent interviewees from walking out on him]]:
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* Sasha Baron Cohen, playing Ali G, has been known to [[http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/sacha_baron_cohen_the_real_borat_finally_speaks/page/3 deliberately set up this trope to prevent interviewees from walking out on him]]:him:]]

* When a new accountant entered Standard Oil he told one of the lowly workers to move an exercise machine from his office. He was talking to [[http://www.theobjectivestandard.com/issues/2008-summer/standard-oil-company.asp John Davison Rockefeller]].
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* When a new accountant entered Standard Oil he told one of the lowly workers to move an exercise machine from his office. He was talking to [[http://www.theobjectivestandard.com/issues/2008-summer/standard-oil-company.asp John Davison Rockefeller]].Rockefeller.]]
4th Jul '15 12:17:20 PM MagBas
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Gender, ImprobableAge, or the real Dr. Smith being [[BunnyEarsLawyer eccentric]] or [[RummageSaleReject sloppy-looking]] are some of the most common reasons why Alice might be mistaken, though there can be other reasons why Dr. Smith doesn't look the part (at least in Alice's eyes). In some instances, race or gender can be a factor; this usually leads to UnfortunateImplications.
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Gender, ImprobableAge, or the real Dr. Smith being [[BunnyEarsLawyer eccentric]] or [[RummageSaleReject sloppy-looking]] are some of the most common reasons why Alice might be mistaken, though there can be other reasons why Dr. Smith doesn't look the part (at least in Alice's eyes). In some instances, race or gender can be a factor; this usually leads to UnfortunateImplications. factor.

* In ''Film/IronEagleII'', the central plot element is that a joint task force consisting of U.S. and Soviet Union troops has been assembled to perform a surgical strike on a nuclear missile silo in the Middle East. When the Soviet team arrives, their commander, Colonel Vardovsky, meets a sharp-looking officer whom he believes to be the Americans' commander, General Sinclair, and introduces himself with a crisp salute. The man informs the Colonel that he's actually just a lieutenant, at which point the real Charles "Chappy" Sinclair (played by the very [[UnfortunateImplications black]] Louis Gossett Jr.) makes his own introduction.
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* In ''Film/IronEagleII'', the central plot element is that a joint task force consisting of U.S. and Soviet Union troops has been assembled to perform a surgical strike on a nuclear missile silo in the Middle East. When the Soviet team arrives, their commander, Colonel Vardovsky, meets a sharp-looking officer whom he believes to be the Americans' commander, General Sinclair, and introduces himself with a crisp salute. The man informs the Colonel that he's actually just a lieutenant, at which point the real Charles "Chappy" Sinclair (played by the very [[UnfortunateImplications black]] black Louis Gossett Jr.) makes his own introduction.
1st Jul '15 3:44:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/WaynesWorld 2'', Wayne and Garth go to the local radio station to be interviewed by disc jockey Handsome Dan. The good-looking guy they first greet turns out to be Mr. Scream (the wacky voice guy), while Handsome Dan is... well, Harry Shearer.
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* In ''Film/WaynesWorld 2'', ''Film/WaynesWorld2'', Wayne and Garth go to the local radio station to be interviewed by disc jockey Handsome Dan. The good-looking guy they first greet turns out to be Mr. Scream (the wacky voice guy), while Handsome Dan is... well, Harry Shearer.
25th May '15 1:57:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''JudgingAmy'', as a woman comes into the titular Amy's office, looking for her, she introduces herself to her law clerk. They all have a good laugh once the mistake is corrected, and the woman sheepishly admits, "It was either look like a racist (by assuming--correctly, ironically--that the white woman was the judge rather than the African-American law clerk), or look like a sexist, and I figured looking like a racist was worse."
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* On ''JudgingAmy'', ''Series/JudgingAmy'', as a woman comes into the titular Amy's office, looking for her, she introduces herself to her law clerk. They all have a good laugh once the mistake is corrected, and the woman sheepishly admits, "It was either look like a racist (by assuming--correctly, ironically--that the white woman was the judge rather than the African-American law clerk), or look like a sexist, and I figured looking like a racist was worse."
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