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2nd May '16 12:44:30 PM Mitis
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* ''Fanfic/ThisBites'': In Chapter 21, Miss Friday corners Cross and Soundbite, but she doesn't know which of two curtains they're hiding behind. Soundbite produces an obvious sneeze from the curtain where they're hiding, prompting Miss Friday to shoot up the other stall, having learned not to trust her ears from the last encounter with the pair. Once she's out of bullets, Cross takes her down.

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* ''Fanfic/ThisBites'': In Chapter 21, Miss Friday corners 18, Cross and Soundbite, but she doesn't know which pulls one of two curtains they're hiding behind. Soundbite produces an obvious sneeze from the curtain where they're hiding, prompting Miss Friday these to shoot up the other stall, having learned not to trust her ears from the last encounter with the pair. Once she's out outfox a trio of bullets, Cross takes her down.Marine {{Mooks}}.
2nd May '16 12:43:47 PM Mitis
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* Haruhi pulls this off in ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'' [[spoiler:after Kyon is shot]]. Not only does she convince everyone a movie is being filmed, ''she manages to pass off the attackers as insubordinate actors''.
* Captain Hanala'Jarva vas Devoas pulls this off at the beginning of ''{{Fanfic/Uplifted}}''. Facing capture by the Nazis, she informs them that if the fleet doesn't hear back from them in 30 days, the Quarians will bombard humanity off the Galactic map, despite the fleet believing her KIA and having only 2 surviving crew. This results in the Nazi regime believing her to be an authorized representative of her people, a status which she takes full advantage of.
* In ''FanFic/PointOfSuccession'', Matt impersonates a police officer in order to assist in L's investigation of B. Later, Light engineers one in order to steal evidence for L's investigation in which he pretended to be from the Japanese embassy and [[WeNeedADistraction instigated a loud, self-righteous shouting match]] with the police over burial rights while his accomplice broke in.
* In ''FanFic/ThreeSlytherinMarauders'', [[WeNeedADistraction Draco throws a tantrum]] and Lucius demands the Ministry workers stop whatever they're doing and assist him so that Arthur Weasley can sneak in to find evidence that Rufus Scrimgeour and Dolores Umbridge are plotting to steal Harry away from his family.
* In ''FanFic/DirtySympathy'', Apollo manages to bluff his way into Klavier's hospital room by flashing his attorney badge to the nurse, carrying manila files, and saying that the law office sent him to have Klavier sign off some paperwork or to at least tell him who to resign to.
* [[http://ryunosukees.tumblr.com/post/80569059880/leonawriter-damn-it-now-i-want-a-fic-scenario This]] ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' fic has Shiemi ''accidentally'' pull this on [[HeroKiller Amaimon]], getting him to help her in her garden. Yukio has the appropriate reaction when he sees this--freak out, then just hang around to watch.
* In ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-28404-1/DianeCastle+Xendra.htm Xendra]]'', the [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Scoobies]] manage to sneak into a morgue multiple times (to deal with vampires before they can rise) by doing what Jonathan refers to as "Holding a clipboard and acting like they don't want to be there."

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* Haruhi pulls this off in ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'' [[spoiler:after Kyon is shot]]. Not only does she convince everyone a movie is being filmed, ''she manages to pass off the attackers as insubordinate actors''.
* Captain Hanala'Jarva vas Devoas pulls this off at the beginning of ''{{Fanfic/Uplifted}}''. Facing capture by the Nazis, she informs them that if the fleet doesn't hear back from them in 30 days, the Quarians will bombard humanity off the Galactic map, despite the fleet believing her KIA and having only 2 surviving crew. This results in the Nazi regime believing her to be an authorized representative of her people, a status which she takes full advantage of.
* In ''FanFic/PointOfSuccession'', Matt impersonates a police officer in order to assist in L's investigation of B. Later, Light engineers one in order to steal evidence for L's investigation in which he pretended to be from the Japanese embassy and [[WeNeedADistraction instigated a loud, self-righteous shouting match]] with the police over burial rights while his accomplice broke in.
* In ''FanFic/ThreeSlytherinMarauders'',
''FanFic/ThreeSlytherinMarauders'': [[WeNeedADistraction Draco throws a tantrum]] and Lucius demands the Ministry workers stop whatever they're doing and assist him so that Arthur Weasley can sneak in to find evidence that Rufus Scrimgeour and Dolores Umbridge are plotting to steal Harry away from his family.
* In ''FanFic/DirtySympathy'', ''FanFic/DirtySympathy'': Apollo manages to bluff his way into Klavier's hospital room by flashing his attorney badge to the nurse, carrying manila files, and saying that the law office sent him to have Klavier sign off some paperwork or to at least tell him who to resign to.
* [[http://ryunosukees.tumblr.com/post/80569059880/leonawriter-damn-it-now-i-want-a-fic-scenario This]] ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' fic has Shiemi ''accidentally'' pull this on [[HeroKiller Amaimon]], getting him to help her in her garden. Yukio has the appropriate reaction when he sees this--freak out, then just hang around to watch.
* In ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-28404-1/DianeCastle+Xendra.htm Xendra]]'', the [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Scoobies]] manage to sneak into a morgue multiple times (to deal with vampires before they can rise) by doing what Jonathan refers to as "Holding a clipboard and acting like they don't want to be there."
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* ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'': Haruhi pulls this off [[spoiler:after Kyon is shot]]. Not only does she convince everyone a movie is being filmed, ''she manages to pass off the attackers as insubordinate actors''.
* ''FanFic/PointOfSuccession'': Matt impersonates a police officer in order to assist in L's investigation of B. Later, Light engineers one in order to steal evidence for L's investigation in which he pretended to be from the Japanese embassy and [[WeNeedADistraction instigated a loud, self-righteous shouting match]] with the police over burial rights while his accomplice broke in.
* ''Fanfic/ThisBites'': In Chapter 21, Miss Friday corners Cross and Soundbite, but she doesn't know which of two curtains they're hiding behind. Soundbite produces an obvious sneeze from the curtain where they're hiding, prompting Miss Friday to shoot up the other stall, having learned not to trust her ears from the last encounter with the pair. Once she's out of bullets, Cross takes her down.
* ''{{Fanfic/Uplifted}}'': Captain Hanala'Jarva vas Devoas pulls this off at the beginning. Facing capture by the Nazis, she informs them that if the fleet doesn't hear back from them in 30 days, the Quarians will bombard humanity off the Galactic map, despite the fleet believing her KIA and having only 2 surviving crew. This results in the Nazi regime believing her to be an authorized representative of her people, a status which she takes full advantage of.
* ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-28404-1/DianeCastle+Xendra.htm Xendra]]'': the [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Scoobies]] manage to sneak into a morgue multiple times (to deal with vampires before they can rise) by doing what Jonathan refers to as "Holding a clipboard and acting like they don't want to be there."
* [[http://ryunosukees.tumblr.com/post/80569059880/leonawriter-damn-it-now-i-want-a-fic-scenario This]] ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' fic has Shiemi ''accidentally'' pull this on [[HeroKiller Amaimon]], getting him to help her in her garden. Yukio has the appropriate reaction when he sees this--freak out, then just hang around to watch.
2nd May '16 6:57:59 AM LadyJafaria
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** Vetinari actually ''is'' in charge so has no need to pull these off normally, but in ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' he's disguised as a traveling entertainer and pulls one in order to steal a flying carpet. There's a donkey stuck up at the top of a minaret. Vetinari encourages someone to go and get him a flying carpet to get the donkey down. While the person is fetching it, Vetinari brings the donkey down from the minaret himself, then steals the carpet while everyone is arguing over how he did it.
30th Apr '16 7:14:37 PM Meritocrat
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**Garak seems to like this tactic. Later on, he, Odo, Kira, and [[spoiler:Damar with some other Cardassian resistance members]] play the same trick on some other Jem'Hadar. Odo asks to 'inspect' a plasma rifle and Garak proceeds to 'test' it.
28th Apr '16 6:01:24 AM Nepeta
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-->'''[[spoiler:Ford]]:''' Well, what are you waiting for, a kiss on the cheek? [[DrillSergeantNasty GET OUTTA HERE BEFORE I HAVE YOUR BUTTS COURT-MARTIALED!]]\\

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-->'''[[spoiler:Ford]]:''' Well, what are you waiting for, [[CallBack a kiss on the cheek? cheek]]? [[DrillSergeantNasty GET OUTTA HERE BEFORE I HAVE YOUR BUTTS COURT-MARTIALED!]]\\
21st Apr '16 1:04:24 AM TomWalpertac2
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Related tropes include TrojanPrisoner, where the emphasis is on the disguise rather than the bluff; TheGuardsMustBeCrazy, which is often how people fall for this; and RefugeInAudacity, which is often how it's pulled off. This trope can be combined with SafetyInMuggles to manipulate enemies bound to respect the Masquerade into going along with the crowd...or alienating them from it. Compare ImpersonatingAnOfficer, where the person outright claims to be a law officer.

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Related tropes include TrojanPrisoner, where the emphasis is on the disguise rather than the bluff; TheGuardsMustBeCrazy, which is often how people fall for this; and RefugeInAudacity, which is often how it's pulled off. This trope can be combined with SafetyInMuggles to manipulate enemies bound to respect the Masquerade into going along with the crowd...or alienating them from it. Compare ImpersonatingAnOfficer, where the person outright claims to be a law officer.
officer or other ReasonableAuthorityFigure.
9th Apr '16 11:56:29 PM JMQwilleran
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* A [[http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/09/us/minnesota-burger-king-prank/index.html prank caller]] dials up several fast food restaurants and convinces the employees there to smash out their restaurant's windows by pretending to be a fire department official who's been alerted to a dangerous gas leak at the restaurant that will result in an explosion if they the building isn't depressurized by smashing out the windows.
1st Apr '16 3:50:43 PM CrowTR0bot
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* [[Machinima/CouriersMindRiseOfNewVegas The Courier]] does this to break into the Solar Power facility by impersonating an NCR officer, shouting DrillSergeantNasty phrases at the door guard until she lets him in.
29th Mar '16 7:57:08 AM erraticegomania
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* In ''Literature/{{Twig}}'', Sylvester is able to convince the headmistress of the Mothmont preparatory school that [[AcademyOfEvil Radham Academy]] is requesting that she institute a quarantine by leaving her an anonymous note in her (locked) office, ''signed in his own blood'' to lend it the requisite dash of melodrama.
28th Mar '16 11:02:02 PM Viira
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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "[[Recap/GravityFallsS2E12ATaleOfTwoStans A Tale of Two Stans]]," [[spoiler:Stan's just-returned LongLostBrother Ford]] pulls this on the government agents swarming the Mystery Shack after [[spoiler:wiping their memories]] by giving them a "[[BlatantLies very real report]]" about an undocumented meteor shower elsewhere and demanding all their data on the Pines case.
-->'''[[spoiler:Ford]]:''' Well, what are you waiting for, a kiss on the cheek? [[DrillSergeantNasty GET OUTTA HERE BEFORE I HAVE YOUR BUTTS COURT MARSHALED!]]\\

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "[[Recap/GravityFallsS2E12ATaleOfTwoStans A Tale of Two Stans]]," [[spoiler:Stan's just-returned LongLostBrother long lost brother Ford]] pulls this on the government agents swarming the Mystery Shack after [[spoiler:wiping their memories]] by giving them a "[[BlatantLies very real report]]" about an undocumented meteor shower elsewhere and demanding all their data on the Pines case.
-->'''[[spoiler:Ford]]:''' Well, what are you waiting for, a kiss on the cheek? [[DrillSergeantNasty GET OUTTA HERE BEFORE I HAVE YOUR BUTTS COURT MARSHALED!]]\\COURT-MARTIALED!]]\\
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