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7th Jun '18 6:24:56 AM foxley
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* ''Series/Knightmare'': One of Lord Fear's plans involved disguising himself as the monk Brother Strange to trick a dungeoneer. At first he told Sylvester Hands to do it ("Take this old habit - it's the only dirty one you haven't got"), but Hands was too dim to understand the plan, so Fear decided to do it himself.

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* ''Series/Knightmare'': ''Series/{{Knightmare}}'': One of Lord Fear's plans involved disguising himself as the monk Brother Strange to trick a dungeoneer. At first he told Sylvester Hands to do it ("Take this old habit - it's the only dirty one you haven't got"), but Hands was too dim to understand the plan, so Fear decided to do it himself.himself.
* ''Series/FatherBrown'': In "The Two Deaths of Hercule Flambeau", jewel thief Flambeau disguises himself as a priest using a cassock that he stole from Father Brown.
30th May '18 1:58:43 AM foxley
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Tomahawk}}'' #30, a bandit ambushes a clergyman travelling from Boston to perform a wedding and takes his place so he can infiltrate the settlement and set it up for robbery. In doing so, he inadvertently foils a woman's attempt to stage a RealFakeWedding with Tomahawk.
10th May '18 9:35:52 PM foxley
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* In the ''Series/MacGyver'' episode "The Assassin", the (male) assassin Piedra dresses up as ''a nun'' to try and assassinate an archbishop. It's a double whammy since Mac has dressed up as the archbishop.

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* In the ''Series/MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver1985'' episode "The Assassin", the (male) assassin Piedra dresses up as ''a nun'' to try and assassinate an archbishop. It's a double whammy since Mac has dressed up as the archbishop.
18th Apr '18 8:20:59 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/SardHarker'', two of the villains disguise themselves as priests to gain the confidence of the good guys.
18th Apr '18 8:19:17 PM PaulA
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* Favoured disguise of Carlos the Jackal in ''Literature/TheBourneSeries''. He starts referring to himself as the "monseigneur from Paris" (monseigneur being used as a honorific title for priests in the Roman Catholic Church) and hangs out in churches. Bit ironic for a Marxist, who later converted to Islam in real life.
** A "Monseigneur" (or "monsignor") is actually the chief priest of a parish.

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* Favoured disguise of Carlos the Jackal in ''Literature/TheBourneSeries''. He starts referring to himself as the "monseigneur from Paris" (monseigneur being used as a honorific title for priests in the Roman Catholic Church) Church for the chief priest of a parish) and hangs out in churches. Bit ironic for a Marxist, who later converted to Islam in real life.
** A "Monseigneur" (or "monsignor") is actually the chief priest of a parish.
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14th Dec '17 7:28:34 AM Belphegor
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* In the opening of season 2 of ''Series/LazyCompany'', UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle (his hostage) dress up as nuns to pass through an American checkpoint, moustaches and all. It works in that it gets Hitler close enough to the soldiers that he can shoot them without resistance.
3rd Dec '17 4:19:05 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/BreakheartPass'', Rev. Peabody [[spoiler:is really an undercover Secret Service agent]].
22nd Nov '17 6:09:16 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': [[spoiler: "Father" Evergreen Road, who poses as a preacher but is really a con artist heavily involved in the black market.]]
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21st Nov '17 3:00:37 PM GreeneMachine92
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* ''Franchise/OnePiece'' occasionally invokes this for comic effect, such as the minor character, Miss Catherina in the Whiskey Peak arc using her habit to pose as an innocent civilian to catch the protagonists off-guard before attacking with her poison-spraying cross.
26th Sep '17 6:13:52 AM CosmicFerret
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* Donald J. Sobol (best known as the creator of ''EncyclopediaBrown'') wrote a [[Literature/TwoMinuteMysteries short story]] that ended up featuring one of these as the solution. A detective is in a small cafe drinking coffee when a bank robbery occurs, and three people--a fireman, a limo driver, and a nun--come running in to escape the havoc. They all order different drinks, with the nun asking for a cup of coffee; after the hubbub ends, the three leave the cafe. The detective asks for a second cup of coffee, prompting the waiter to give him "the mug without a lipstick stain." The gumshoe quickly determines that nuns aren't allowed to wear lipstick, and realizes that the "nun" was actually an accomplice to the robbery.

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* Donald J. Sobol (best known as the creator of ''EncyclopediaBrown'') ''Literature/EncyclopediaBrown'') wrote a [[Literature/TwoMinuteMysteries short story]] that ended up featuring one of these as the solution. A detective is in a small cafe drinking coffee when a bank robbery occurs, and three people--a fireman, a limo driver, and a nun--come running in to escape the havoc. They all order different drinks, with the nun asking for a cup of coffee; after the hubbub ends, the three leave the cafe. The detective asks for a second cup of coffee, prompting the waiter to give him "the mug without a lipstick stain." The gumshoe quickly determines that nuns aren't allowed to wear lipstick, and realizes that the "nun" was actually an accomplice to the robbery.
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