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21st Aug '16 8:11:28 AM TheSinful
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* ''Fanfic/ThisBites'': In Chapter 18, Cross pulls one of these to outfox a trio of Marine {{Mooks}}.

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* ''Fanfic/ThisBites'': In Chapter 18, Cross pulls one of these channels [[Film/FullmetalJacket Gunnery Sergeant Hartman]] to outfox a trio of Marine {{Mooks}}.{{Mooks}}.
** Later the entire crew do this in Navarone. Especially notable is Nami who in canon pretended to be a janitor but here impersonated a marine captain and chewed out a marine for bumping into her.
17th Aug '16 8:49:30 AM Morgenthaler
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*** [[TruthInTelevision This is actually based on the real Jeanne's attempts at befriending Marie Antoinette]]. They failed because MarieAntoinette knew ''exactly'' who Jeanne was and, while without enough evidence to have thrown into jail, had still given her personal guards orders to keep her away.
17th Aug '16 8:49:17 AM Morgenthaler
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** When the DangerouslyGenreSavvy Jeanne Valois wanted to befriend the queen for her scams she mentioned that [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy all you need to walk past the guards at Versailles is a sword and a]] NiceHat, but when she and her husband Nicholas had passed the guards and were starting their show [[OhCrap Nicolas saw that Oscar, his commanding officer, was with the queen]], and they had to run away before they would get exposed and arrested.

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** When the DangerouslyGenreSavvy cunning Jeanne Valois wanted to befriend the queen for her scams she mentioned that [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy all you need to walk past the guards at Versailles is a sword and a]] NiceHat, but when she and her husband Nicholas had passed the guards and were starting their show [[OhCrap Nicolas saw that Oscar, his commanding officer, was with the queen]], and they had to run away before they would get exposed and arrested.
15th Aug '16 11:29:07 PM PaulA
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* [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Miles Vorkosigan]] pulls these off with remarkable skill. In ''The Warrior's Apprentice'', he parlays an old freighter, a bodyguard, a friend, and a couple of losers into a mercenary fleet--with him as its Admiral, a persona/disguise he would use on occasion for over ten years--in a matter of weeks, mostly by force of personality. Not only was he ''seventeen'' at the time, but the entire thing was a series of [[IndyPloy scrambling improvisations]] started by his impulsive effort to keep the pilot of said freighter (then docked at his mother's homeworld) from doing something stupid because it was about to be scrapped.
** And then keeps said mercenary fleet (mostly) fooled until he was ''thirty''. Miles Vorkosigan: Galactic Champion of Making Shit Up.
*** He called it "Forward Momentum".
*** Other characters often called Miles "that hyperactive little shit" for it, however. When he could not hear.
** Miles very much gets this from his mother. ''The Vorkosigan Saga'' starts off before Miles is born with ''Shards of Honor'', featuring Miles' mom-to-be Cordelia Naismith, who, over the course of the novel, escapes from some government goons and then flim-flams her way past a couple of tabloid journalists and a spaceport ticket clerk, culminating in fast-talking[[note]]"I'm on a secret mission for the President."[[/note]] a young space freighter pilot into giving her an entirely-unauthorized ride offplanet...all while wearing (presumably fuzzy) slippers. This some time after she'd already almost singlehandedly quelled a mutiny on a Barrayaran military ship, despite being ''a prisoner on the ship at the time''.
** FridgeBrilliance bonus: Cordelia's "young space freighter pilot" and Miles's freighter pilot are the same person--Arde Mayhew. This is only hinted at in the books[[note]]"I'm sorry, Pilot Officer Mayhew."[[/note]], but WordOfGod supports this.

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* [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
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Miles Vorkosigan]] Vorkosigan pulls these off with remarkable skill. In ''The Warrior's Apprentice'', ''Literature/TheWarriorsApprentice'', he parlays an old freighter, a bodyguard, a friend, and a couple of losers into a mercenary fleet--with him as its Admiral, a persona/disguise he would use on occasion for over ten years--in a matter of weeks, mostly by force of personality. Not only was he ''seventeen'' at the time, but the entire thing was a series of [[IndyPloy scrambling improvisations]] started by his impulsive effort to keep the pilot of said freighter (then docked at his mother's homeworld) from doing something stupid because it was about to be scrapped.
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scrapped. And then keeps said mercenary fleet (mostly) fooled until he was ''thirty''. Miles Vorkosigan: Galactic Champion of Making Shit Up.
*** He called it "Forward Momentum".
*** Other characters often called Miles "that hyperactive little shit" for it, however. When he could not hear.
** Miles very much gets this from his mother. ''The Vorkosigan Saga'' starts off before Miles is born with ''Shards of Honor'', ''Literature/ShardsOfHonor'', featuring Miles' mom-to-be Cordelia Naismith, who, over the course of the novel, escapes from some government goons and then flim-flams her way past a couple of tabloid journalists and a spaceport ticket clerk, culminating in fast-talking[[note]]"I'm on a secret mission for the President."[[/note]] a young space freighter pilot into giving her an entirely-unauthorized ride offplanet...all while wearing (presumably fuzzy) slippers. This some time after she'd already almost singlehandedly quelled a mutiny on a Barrayaran military ship, despite being ''a prisoner on the ship at the time''.
** FridgeBrilliance bonus: Cordelia's "young space freighter pilot" and Miles's freighter pilot are the same person--Arde Mayhew. This is only hinted at in the books[[note]]"I'm sorry, Pilot Officer Mayhew."[[/note]], but WordOfGod supports this.
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8th Aug '16 6:35:05 AM EDP
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* Shows up from time to time in ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'':
** When the DangerouslyGenreSavvy Jeanne Valois wanted to befriend the queen for her scams she mentioned that [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy all you need to walk past the guards at Versailles is a sword and a]] NiceHat, but when she and her husband Nicholas had passed the guards and were starting their show [[OhCrap Nicolas saw that Oscar, his commanding officer, was with the queen]], and they had to run away before they would get exposed and arrested.
*** [[TruthInTelevision This is actually based on the real Jeanne's attempts at befriending Marie Antoinette]]. They failed because MarieAntoinette knew ''exactly'' who Jeanne was and, while without enough evidence to have thrown into jail, had still given her personal guards orders to keep her away.
** Most of Jeanne's scams worked that way, with Jeanne feigning to be connected to someone important and conning money out of rich people who believed her. In fact her attempt at walking up to Marie Antoinette and befriend her came after she claimed just that to the cardinal de Rohan and realized it was too big of a lie for anyone with a lick of common sense (thankfully, Rohan was just that stupid).
** After transferring to the French Guards Oscar herself once had to pull one on ''her own soldiers'': during a night guard her soldiers (the one unit that night that took their duty seriously) had caught Fersen loitering in the grounds of Versailles and arrested him and, after ordering his release, told them he was a general with top secret reasons for being there so they would not tell anyone of the incident and describe him. Note that Fersen, as a colonel in the Swedish regiment of the French Army, ''had'' the right of being there, it's just he wasn't in uniform and being caught there at night could have caused a scandal.



* Claude François de Malet [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malet_coup_of_1812 nearly took over the First French Empire]] this way: while Napoleon was in Russia Malet, a former general discharged and placed in a sanitarium for sedition walked to the commander of a National Guard cohort in Paris, told him that Napoleon had died in battle on October 7, and, using forged documents, took command of the cohort and started arresting the government. Of all the people he arrested (which included the Minister of Police himself), only general Pierre Hulin thought about checking his orders (he got shot in the jaw), and the coup was stopped only after colonel Doucet, who knew for a fact that Napoleon was still alive after October 7 and recognized Malet, managed to get alone with him, kick his ass, and tie him up before ordering his troops back to their barracks. When informed of the attempted coup, Napoleon had only one question: why did nobody think of shouting "The emperor is dead, long live the emperor!" (i.e., his son Napoleon II)?

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* As mentioned in the ''Eroica'' entry above, Claude François de Malet [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malet_coup_of_1812 nearly took over the First French Empire]] this way: while Napoleon was in Russia Malet, a former general discharged and placed in a sanitarium for sedition walked to the commander of a National Guard cohort in Paris, told him that Napoleon had died in battle on October 7, and, using forged documents, took command of the cohort and started arresting the government. Of all the people he arrested (which included the Minister of Police himself), [[OnlySaneMan only general Pierre Hulin thought about checking his orders orders]] (he got shot in the jaw), and the coup was stopped only after colonel Doucet, who knew for a fact that Napoleon was still alive after October 7 and recognized Malet, managed to get alone with him, kick his ass, and tie him up before ordering his troops back to their barracks. When informed of the attempted coup, Napoleon had only one question: why did nobody think of shouting "The emperor is dead, long live the emperor!" (i.e., his son Napoleon II)?
8th Aug '16 5:53:41 AM EDP
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** This incident also shows how hard is to pull it off: when Malet goes at the home of general Hulin [[OnlySaneMan this one demands to see his orders]], and Malet barely managed to keep the troops' loyalty; immediately after that he walked in the military and showed the letter to the officer on duty, who checked the date, noted it was dated from earlier than some letters coming directly from Napoleon he had, and shouted just that, getting Malet arrested by the troops that were helping him just a second before; and when Napoleon (currently in Russia) finds out he wonders why nobody proclaimed his son heir, something that would have ruined the coup by forcing Malet to [[MortonsFork either reveal his true colours (and get shot as a traitor) or go to people who knew that Napoleon was still alive and still had the authority to have him arrested]].

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** This incident also shows how hard is to pull it off: when Malet goes at the home of general Hulin [[OnlySaneMan this one demands to see his orders]], and Malet barely managed to keep the troops' loyalty; immediately after that he walked in the military and showed the letter to the officer on duty, who checked the date, noted it was dated from earlier than some letters coming directly from Napoleon he had, and shouted just that, getting Malet arrested by the troops that were helping him just a second before; and when Napoleon (currently in Russia) finds out he wonders why nobody proclaimed his son heir, something that would have ruined the coup by forcing Malet to [[MortonsFork either reveal his true colours (and get shot as a traitor) or go to people appear before the Senate, who knew that Napoleon was still alive and still had the authority to have him arrested]].
8th Aug '16 5:52:05 AM EDP
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* In ''Eikou No Napoleon-Eroica'' this is how the traitorous former general Malet nearly took over the French Empire: he donned his old uniform, walked in a barrack with a fake letter saying that Napoleon was dead and he had orders to take over, and started doing just that. [[TruthInTelevision This specific incident is historically accurate]].
** This incident also shows how hard is to pull it off: when Malet goes at the home of general Hulin [[OnlySaneMan this one demands to see his orders]], and Malet barely managed to keep the troops' loyalty; immediately after that he walked in the military and showed the letter to the officer on duty, who checked the date, noted it was dated from earlier than some letters coming directly from Napoleon he had, and shouted just that, getting Malet arrested by the troops that were helping him just a second before; and when Napoleon (currently in Russia) finds out he wonders why nobody proclaimed his son heir, something that would have ruined the coup by forcing Malet to [[MortonsFork either reveal his true colours (and get shot as a traitor) or go to people who knew that Napoleon was still alive and still had the authority to have him arrested]].
26th Jul '16 6:52:01 AM LizardOfAus
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** Earlier in the film, he attempts to bluff his way into the nazi-occupied castle by saying he's a scottish lord here to view the tapestries. He tries ordering the butler away with an irate and impatient attitude, but unfortunately the butler isn't buying it for a second, so Indy just has to knock him out.
22nd Jul '16 1:17:16 AM TheUnknownUploader
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** At one point Ford mentions he and a rock band he used to hang out with would pretend to be health inspectors, eat other people's meals, and [[LaserGuidedKarma then get food poisoning.]]
17th Jul '16 11:30:57 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Tarquin's [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy genre-savviness]] is so great that he gives all soldiers [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0766.html a book so that they know how to avoid this]].

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* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Tarquin's [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy genre-savviness]] Tarquin is so great smart that he gives all soldiers [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0766.html a book so that they know how to avoid this]].
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