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28th May '16 10:27:15 AM Omeganian
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* In ''Fanfic/MassEffectEndOfDays'', Saren (assigned to work on the ''Normandy'') addresses who he believes to be Shepard... actually, it's Shepard's empty, AI driven PowerArmor. The real Shepard is walking alongside it.
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21st Mar '16 9:22:52 AM ObsidianFire
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* In one of many examples of WrongGenreSavvy, the protagonist of ''FanFic/HailToTheKing'', convinced that he's dreaming, fully expects this trope when meeting [[PhysicalGod Celestia and Luna]], and thus assumes the latter is the senior of the two.
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* Played with in ''[[Literature/GarrettPI Old Tin Sorrows]]'', when Garrett must secretly bring a doctor to examine a wealthy client who thinks he's there to track down some stolen property. Morley escorts both a doctor and a fence to the estate, and Garrett mentally mistakes each for the other ... because Morley [[GenreSavvy deliberately sought out]] a doctor who looked sleazy enough to be passed off as a fence's assistant.

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* Played with in ''[[Literature/GarrettPI Old Tin Sorrows]]'', when Garrett must secretly bring a doctor to examine a wealthy client who thinks he's there to track down some stolen property. Morley escorts both a doctor and a fence to the estate, and Garrett mentally mistakes each for the other ... because Morley [[GenreSavvy deliberately sought out]] out a doctor who looked sleazy enough to be passed off as a fence's assistant.
7th Mar '16 1:14:17 AM Doug86
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* According to Arrianus, this happened to AlexanderTheGreat, as he met with Darius's daughter Strateira, who began to address Alexander's companion Hephaistion as Alexander. One of her subordinates corrected her. It seems they were ExpectingSomeoneTaller. (Don't feel too bad, though; [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming he too is Alexander]].)

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* According to Arrianus, this happened to AlexanderTheGreat, UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat, as he met with Darius's daughter Strateira, who began to address Alexander's companion Hephaistion as Alexander. One of her subordinates corrected her. It seems they were ExpectingSomeoneTaller. (Don't feel too bad, though; [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming he too is Alexander]].)
27th Feb '16 5:40:20 AM Grudgeal
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* Subverted in ''Webcomic/{{SSDD}}'' in the 'Anarchist Future' setting. The fox-guy is meeting his new boss, a big-name diplomat, and his bodyguard. The people who enters are a short, sharp-looking kangaroo, and a huge, hulking bulldog. He greets the bulldog with a handshake, and has it returned with delight - the diplomat states that "You're the first one who hasn't tried to shake hands with my bodyguard!"
* Happens [[http://arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0002.htm very early]] in ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''.
* In ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'', Toni greets Zombie and then Conrad as the paranormal investigator she hired. She thought Hanna was "their little brother or something."
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* Subverted in ''Webcomic/{{SSDD}}'' in the 'Anarchist Future' setting. The fox-guy is meeting his new boss, a big-name diplomat, and his bodyguard. The people who enters are a short, sharp-looking kangaroo, and a huge, hulking bulldog. He greets the bulldog with a handshake, and has it returned with delight - the diplomat states that "You're the first one who hasn't tried to shake hands with my bodyguard!"
* Happens [[http://arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0002.htm very early]] in ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''.
* In ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'', Toni greets Zombie and then Conrad as the paranormal investigator she hired. She thought Hanna was "their little brother or something."
* Played with a bit in ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}''. One of the characters in the cast is a sentient statue of the god Ganesh, who is nothing more or less than a sentient talking statue. However, as an avatar of the god Ganesh, the statue ''also'' is a way for the god to incarnate and address his followers directly. Main character Digger, who is blind to the finer points of godly incarnation, just treats it as a talking statue all the time and thus ends up being (inadvertently) rude to said deity.
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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.
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