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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.
28th Nov '16 9:38:20 AM isolato
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* More than one commander in UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars was fooled into abandoning vital positions or letting an enemy army slip away because someone from the other side told them that there was an armistice. One notable example is found in the 1805 campaign when Marshals Lannes and Murat took a crucial bridge (which was both heavily guarded and stuffed full of explosives) near Vienna by just crossing it on foot, in their dazzling full dress uniforms, telling the Austrians that an armistice had just been signed and the bridge was now supposed to be handed to the French. When one sensible NCO wanted to light the fuses anyway because there was no way these two Frenchmen were telling the truth, Lannes and Murat proceeded to humiliate all the Austrian officers present by asking if a mere NCO could now countermand a general's orders. The Austrian general in charge of the bridge was arrested and imprisoned for gross incompetence, but perhaps he felt vindicated knowing that Murat fell for the exact same trick a few months later, courtesy of the Russians.

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* More than one commander in UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars was fooled into abandoning vital positions or letting an enemy army slip away because someone from the other side told them that there was an armistice. One notable example is found in the 1805 campaign when Marshals Lannes and Murat took a crucial bridge (which was both heavily guarded and stuffed full of explosives) near Vienna by just crossing it on foot, in their dazzling full dress uniforms, telling the Austrians that an armistice had just been signed and the bridge was now supposed to be handed to the French. When one sensible NCO wanted to light the fuses anyway because there was no way these two Frenchmen were telling the truth, Lannes and Murat proceeded to humiliate all the Austrian officers present by asking if a mere NCO could now countermand a general's orders. The Austrian general in charge of the bridge was arrested and imprisoned for gross incompetence, but perhaps he felt vindicated knowing that Murat fell for the exact same trick a few months days later, courtesy of the Russians.
23rd Nov '16 9:07:07 AM Flame
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* Used by Dominic Hargan in his intro scene in ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury''. His cover is blown by appearance of an old friend, who happens to run the place.
11th Nov '16 5:26:56 PM Scorntex
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** The funniest example would be in "The Sign of Three", where Sherlock walks into a heavily-guarded location by [[PaperThinDisguise only wearing the hat to a uniform]] and marching behind a line of soldiers.

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** The funniest example would be in "The Sign of Three", where Sherlock walks into a heavily-guarded location by [[PaperThinDisguise only wearing the hat to a uniform]] and marching behind a line of soldiers. That place? [[spoiler:Buckingham Palace's guard quarters.]]


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* ''Radio/BleakExpectations'': During series 4 the main characters manage to get into one of BigBad Mr. Benevolent's operations by dint of Pippa Bin pretending to be Mr. Benevolent himself, by dint of putting on a big cloak, and a pitch-perfect imitation of his voice. It works, and the guards allow her in, even after one notes that Mr. Benevolent looks amazingly like a woman in a big cloak today.
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2nd Nov '16 12:51:14 PM LaughingGiraffe
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* If you know when a film studies class is scheduled, you can even get away with seeing free movies.

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* ** If you know when a film studies class is scheduled, you can even get away with seeing free movies.
29th Oct '16 2:50:44 PM nombretomado
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* TheHairBearBunch disguise themselves as tree surgeons tending to an allegedly sick tree in "Ark Lark" as an attempt to escape the zoo. Bubi even diagnoses the tree with having "delirium tree-mens and aching acorns."
* The [[TheDickTracyShow Dick Tracy cartoon]] "The Venetian Bind" has Sketch Paree and the Mole disguised as doctors tending to the wife of Venice's mayor in an attempt to steal the last statue in the city (they had stolen all the others).

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* TheHairBearBunch WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch disguise themselves as tree surgeons tending to an allegedly sick tree in "Ark Lark" as an attempt to escape the zoo. Bubi even diagnoses the tree with having "delirium tree-mens and aching acorns."
* The [[TheDickTracyShow [[Series/TheDickTracyShow Dick Tracy cartoon]] "The Venetian Bind" has Sketch Paree and the Mole disguised as doctors tending to the wife of Venice's mayor in an attempt to steal the last statue in the city (they had stolen all the others).
27th Oct '16 10:04:32 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''GIJoeRenegades'', where Scarlet's attempts to use this to get Duke out of a local police station fail ''miserably''.

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* Subverted in ''GIJoeRenegades'', ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'', where Scarlet's attempts to use this to get Duke out of a local police station fail ''miserably''.
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