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11th Jan '17 1:19:06 PM MsDevin92
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* [[LoveableRogue Reigen Arataka]] of ''Anime/MobPsycho100'' does this ''unintentionally''. When his student goes missing, he tracks him to the headquarters of evil esper organization, Claw, who - unbeknownst to Reigen - have abducted Mob, his brother, and several other psychic children (Reigen just assumes they're "some shifty group"). The guards demand to know who he is, but Reigen replies that he's run out of business cards and is only "here to talk things over with my subordinate"; they end up assuming that the subordinate he's referring to is their commander, meaning [[PhonyPsychic he]] must be the shadowy, rarely-seen leader of Claw. (It helps that the guards are already very confused and jumpy from Mob breaking in earlier to find his brother, and Claw's higher-ups don't normally [[WeHaveReserves treat the Mooks well]], so they're eager to get on his good side.) The misunderstanding is continued on the ''other'' side of things by the fact that none of Mob's friends have ever seen Reigen, either, though it's clear that, at some point, he realizes what's going on and rolls with it as an attempt to get them all out of there safely - and by time the truth is revealed, [[MagneticHero he's won over the guards enough to get them to desert]].

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* [[LoveableRogue Reigen Arataka]] of ''Anime/MobPsycho100'' does this ''unintentionally''. When his student goes missing, he tracks him to the headquarters of evil esper organization, Claw, who - unbeknownst to Reigen - have abducted Mob, his brother, and several other psychic children (Reigen just assumes thinks they're "some shifty group"). The guards demand to know who he is, but Reigen replies that he's run out of business cards and is only "here to talk things over with my subordinate"; they end up assuming that the subordinate he's referring to is their commander, meaning [[PhonyPsychic he]] must be the shadowy, rarely-seen leader of Claw. (It helps that the guards are already very confused and jumpy from Mob breaking in earlier to find his brother, and Claw's higher-ups don't normally [[WeHaveReserves treat the Mooks well]], so they're eager to get on his good side.) The misunderstanding is continued on the ''other'' side of things by the fact that none of Mob's friends have ever seen Reigen, either, though it's clear that, at some point, he realizes what's going on and rolls with it as an attempt to get them all out of there safely - and by time the truth is revealed, [[MagneticHero he's won over the guards enough to get them to desert]].
11th Jan '17 1:13:58 PM MsDevin92
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* [[LoveableRogue Reigen Arataka]] of ''Anime/MobPsycho100'' does this ''unintentionally''. When his student goes missing, he tracks him to the headquarters of evil esper organization, Claw, who - unbeknownst to Reigen - have abducted Mob, his brother, and several other psychic children (Reigen just assumes they're "some shifty group"). The guards demand to know who he is, but Reigen replies that he's run out of business cards and is only "here to talk things over with my subordinate"; they end up assuming that the subordinate he's referring to is their commander, meaning [[PhonyPsychic he]] must be the shadowy, rarely-seen leader of Claw. (It helps that the guards are already very confused and jumpy from Mob breaking in earlier to find his brother, and Claw's higher-ups don't normally [[WeHaveReserves treat the Mooks well]], so they're eager to get on his good side.) The misunderstanding is continued on the ''other'' side of things by the fact that none of Mob's friends have ever seen Reigen, either, though it's clear that, at some point, he realizes what's going on and rolls with it as an attempt to get them all out of there safely - and by time the truth is revealed, [[MagneticHero he's won over the guards enough to get them to desert]].
2nd Jan '17 11:51:27 PM TheSinful
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** At one point, Michael describes that the classic ski-mask to hide your identity is a terrible way to break into someone's home as you'll be instantly recognized as an intruder. Instead, walk in like you own the place, eat some yogurt out of the fridge, etc. If you get caught, act confused, apologize for the yogurt and leave.
25th Dec '16 1:34:08 PM IceBearBelievesInYou
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* [[AndThatsTerrible A particularly heinous]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strip_search_prank_call_scam prank]] involving [=McDonald's=], a master manipulator, and a telephone.

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* [[AndThatsTerrible A particularly heinous]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strip_search_prank_call_scam prank]] involving [[NoodleImplements [=McDonald's=], a master manipulator, and a telephone.]]
10th Dec '16 8:32:25 AM EnigmusPrime
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* In ''Film/ANewHope'', when some Stormtroopers are breaking into the control room they're hiding in, C-3PO and R2-D2 simply hide in a nearby closet: when the Troopers open up, 3PO claims they were locked in by the intruders.
10th Dec '16 8:22:05 AM EnigmusPrime
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** Done earlier in the episode ''Gale Force Winds''. Part of Aerrow's plan to save Dove from a Cyclonian prison was to have him and finn dress up as maintenance workers there to fix the boilers (which they themselves sabotaged earlier to give them cover to fly in undetected). Initially subverted when a pair of guards don't buy it, but played straight after Junko knocks them out, and he and Piper steal their uniforms.
8th Dec '16 12:43:02 AM iroanxi
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* ''Fanfic/ThisBites'': In Chapter 18, Cross pulls channels [[Film/FullmetalJacket Gunnery Sergeant Hartman]] to outfox a trio of Marine {{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.

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In Chapter 18, Cross pulls channels [[Film/FullmetalJacket Gunnery Sergeant Hartman]] to outfox a trio of Marine {{Mooks}}.
** Later the entire crew do this in Navarone. Especially notable is In Chapter 32, Nami who in canon pretended to be accidentally finds herself impersonating a janitor but here impersonated a marine captain Marine Captain and chewed out takes DrillSergeantNasty UpToEleven as she yells at a marine Marine for bumping into her.her.
** From the same chapter, in addition to what all the other crew are doing, Sanji and Luffy outsmart a group of Marines when they run away from Vice Admiral Jonathan by yelling in a panicked tone that Jessica (Jonathan's wife) just learned [[ThisIsUnforgivable he's been throwing out the meals she made him.]] Which is true.
** Cross had Soundbite use an approximation of Spandam's voice to order the Marines to shell the portion of the tower Spandam is in with mortars.
** Cross and Soundbite pull off an entire series of these to tie up the Buster Call ships into shooting each other.
5th Dec '16 11:22:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* Near the end of ''[[Literature/TheStormlightArchive The Way of Kings]]'', Kaladin pulls this when [[spoiler:Dalinar's army is betrayed by Sadeas]]. Not only does he [[BadAss go back to rescue an entire army with only 30 men]], but he also starts ordering around the soldiers who completely outrank him (he's a slave). To take it UpToEleven, he then proceeds to promote soldiers, order around [[WarriorPrince Adolin]], the Highprince's son, and then decides to go find Dalinar, the Highprince and commanding general ''himself'', and order him to flee. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And it works]]!

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* Near the end of ''[[Literature/TheStormlightArchive The Way of Kings]]'', Kaladin pulls this when [[spoiler:Dalinar's army is betrayed by Sadeas]]. Not only does he [[BadAss go back to rescue an entire army with only 30 men]], men, but he also starts ordering around the soldiers who completely outrank him (he's a slave). To take it UpToEleven, he then proceeds to promote soldiers, order around [[WarriorPrince Adolin]], the Highprince's son, and then decides to go find Dalinar, the Highprince and commanding general ''himself'', and order him to flee. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And it works]]!
5th Dec '16 7:35:44 AM Ogodei
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* Played hilariously in an episode of ''Series/BreakingBad'' where Jesse is working with Mike to try and case a group of meth-addicted dealers who acquired a stolen shipment of Blue Meth. He gets turned away when he approaches their door as a buyer, so he goes back to the car and gets out a shovel, he starts digging a hole in the dealers' front yard, and one of the addicts comes out and asks what he's doing, Jesse says that he's digging a hole, which the addict doesn't question. Jesse then asks if the addict can take over digging for him, which the addict does, no question, and then Jesse asks if he can use their bathroom while he waits, and he gains access. Jesse's only explanation for how that worked: "I know meth-heads."
29th Nov '16 12:53:09 PM EDP
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* One of [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Paperinik]]'s usual tricks is this: walking in whatever place he's infiltrating while wearing some disguise, issue orders or demands, and wait for everyone to fall for it. His greatest hit so far comes from the ''[[ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures Paperinik New Era]]'' story "Chronicle of a Return", where he used the fact the new group of Evronians [[spoiler:had lost all their officers and [[YouAreInCommandNow was led by the only surviving sergeant]]]] to take over command of their [[spoiler:''PlanetSpaceship'']] by telling them he was an ally and that the emperor would be pissed if they bothered him just for that.
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