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17th Sep '17 6:12:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''I Am Morgan le Fay'', a retelling of ArthurianLegend (see Religion and Mythology), tells the tale of Igraine's rape by Uther from her point of view. Thus, the BedTrick in question comes off as less "clever trick by Merlin" and more "creepy sexual assault."

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* ''I Am Morgan le Fay'', a retelling of ArthurianLegend Myth/ArthurianLegend (see Religion and Mythology), tells the tale of Igraine's rape by Uther from her point of view. Thus, the BedTrick in question comes off as less "clever trick by Merlin" and more "creepy sexual assault."
12th Aug '17 7:51:18 PM blackswan
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* Hinata very nearly pulls this one on Shoei, by pretending to be his girlfriend Mio in ''Manga/DesireClimax''. For more context, Shoei is nearly blind without his contact lenses and Hinata grew up with Mio and can imitate her fairly well. Thankfully Shoei figures it out before they can get up to anything.
1st Aug '17 4:29:34 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12183167/1/Polyjuice-Cocktail Polyjuice Cocktail]]'' Hermione's mother talks Harry into having sex with her while she's [[Shapeshifting Polyjuiced as Hermione]].

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12183167/1/Polyjuice-Cocktail Polyjuice Cocktail]]'' Hermione's mother mother, while [[Shapeshifting Polyjuiced as Hermione]] talks Harry into having sex with her while she's [[Shapeshifting Polyjuiced as Hermione]].her.
1st Aug '17 3:21:05 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12183167/1/Polyjuice-Cocktail Polyjuice Cocktail]]'' Hermione's mother talks Harry into having sex with her while she's [[Shapeshifting Polyjuiced as Hermione]].



* In Richard Powell's ''Don Quixote, U.S.A.'' Arthur has sex in the dark with what he thinks is his current girlfriend Sally. Doubts set in when Sally slaps him the following morning, but he doesn't find out for certain that it was actually his other love interest Conchita until the end of the book.

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* In Richard Powell's ''Don Quixote, U.S.A.'' Arthur has sex in the dark with what he thinks is (he thinks) his current girlfriend Sally. Doubts set in when Sally slaps him the following morning, but he doesn't find out for certain that it was actually his other love interest Conchita until the end of the book.
29th Jul '17 1:30:47 PM MoonPumpkin
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* The plot of an entire episode in Series/Kaamelott. After Ygraine explained to Guinevere how Arthur was conceived (see Religion&Mythology), she refuses to let Arthur in her bed again unless he can prove it's really him and not another. This being a comedy, Arthur is too uninterested in his wife to recall any secret only the two of them would share, but it doesn't matter in the end because they never consummated. [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight At the end of the episode, Lancelot is seen asking Merlin about the trick]], but gives up when Merlin asks him who he wants to impersonate.

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* The plot of an entire episode in Series/Kaamelott. Series/{{Kaamelott}}. After Ygraine explained to Guinevere how Arthur was conceived (see Religion&Mythology), she refuses to let Arthur in her bed again unless he can prove it's really him and not another.another, his best friend for example. This being a comedy, Arthur is too uninterested in his wife to recall any secret only the two of them would share, but it doesn't matter in the end because they never consummated. [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight At the end of the episode, Lancelot is seen asking Merlin about the trick]], but gives up when Merlin asks him who he wants to impersonate.
29th Jul '17 1:28:24 PM MoonPumpkin
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* The plot of an entire episode in Series/Kaamelott. After Ygraine explained to Guinevere how Arthur was conceived (see Religion&Mythology), she refuses to let Arthur in her bed again unless he can prove it's really him and not another. This being a comedy, Arthur is too uninterested in his wife to recall any secret only the two of them would share, but it doesn't matter in the end because they never consummated. [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight At the end of the episode, Lancelot is seen asking Merlin about the trick]], but gives up when Merlin asks him who he wants to impersonate.
20th Jul '17 12:42:49 PM 6
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* In ''Series/{{Roswell}}'', shape-shifting alien Nasedo is impersonating a man he'd killed, and he reveals he's been doing this to a woman the dead man was involved with. Nasedo is an acknowledged villain both in-show and out, but neither the aliens nor humans he reveals this to have any reaction one way or another. Even if they have no sympathy for the woman due to her own antagonistic status, disgust for him doing it and an acknowledgement it's wrong would have been nice.
24th Jun '17 12:49:15 PM Ardashir
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* An unusual variant is the joke where a very suspicious wife, convinced that her husband is cheating on her, allows him to attend a costume party in a devil costume. She then sneaks in wearing a costume of her own, finds her devil-suited husband on the dance floor, and convinces him to take her upstairs for a quick one. She then leaves, smugly certain about his infidelity. The next morning she asks him how the party went. "Kind of boring, really," he tells her. "I played cards all night in a back room. But the guy I loaned my costume to said he had a great time!"
3rd Jun '17 2:28:02 AM Sedaver
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* This is used twice in ''{{Film/Excalibur}}'':
** The first had Uther Pendragon, with Merlin's help, using an illusion spell to take on the appearance of his enemy Gorlois and bed Gorlois' wife Igraine, resulting in the conception of Arthur.
** The second occasion has Morgana using a similar spell to make her appear as Guinevere in Arthur's eyes and [[VillainousIncest allow her to proceed to rape him]].
25th May '17 2:53:47 AM WillBGood
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* A variation occurs in Creator/BillWillingham's ''[[ComicBook/TheElementals Elementals]]'' comic. The villainous Shapeshifter[[note]]whose human default form is female, but if "she" is really millions of years old as claimed, what "her" original gender if any may have been is speculative[[/note]] doesn't per se ''impersonate'' Morningstar's boyfriend -- she simply turns into the kind of guy she's sure her enemy can't help but fall for and indeed begins an affair that lasts for months without ever being detected. In the end, she simply ''reveals'' herself on a nice quiet outing and leaves Morningstar emotionally devastated enough to [[spoiler:almost drive her to suicide]], as well as [[spoiler:embarrassingly pregnant with]] ''[[spoiler:some]]'' [[spoiler:kind of shapeshifting offspring]].
** Though, in both an EarlyBirdCameo and a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]], an earlier issue set thousands of years in the future shows [[Morningstar and the shapeshifter in a committed, lesbian relationship by that point]].

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* A variation occurs in Creator/BillWillingham's ''[[ComicBook/TheElementals Elementals]]'' comic. The villainous Shapeshifter[[note]]whose human default form is female, but if "she" is really millions of years old as claimed, what "her" original gender if any may have been is speculative[[/note]] doesn't per se ''impersonate'' Morningstar's boyfriend -- she simply turns into the kind of guy she's sure her enemy can't help but fall for and indeed begins an affair that lasts for months without ever being detected. In the end, she simply ''reveals'' herself on a nice quiet outing and leaves Morningstar emotionally devastated enough to [[spoiler:almost drive her to suicide]], as well as [[spoiler:embarrassingly pregnant with]] ''[[spoiler:some]]'' [[spoiler:kind with ''some'' kind of shapeshifting offspring]].
** Though, in both an EarlyBirdCameo and a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]], an earlier issue set thousands of years in the future shows [[Morningstar [[spoiler: Morningstar and the shapeshifter in a committed, lesbian relationship by that point]].
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