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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]].
30th Apr '17 3:25:58 PM Xtifr
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* This occurs in ''Whiskey & Water'' by Creator/ElizabethBear. Matthew Szczegelniak is both a wizard and a virgin, which means that whomever he sleeps with first will gain power. Morgan le Fay has made it clear that she wants this power, so [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Christopher Marlowe]] disguises himself as Matthew and offers to trade his virginity for the TrueName of his adversary. She accepts, teaches him the name, and then reveals that she knew who he was all along, but had reasons of her own for wanting him to know the name.

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* This occurs in ''Whiskey & Water'' ''[[Literature/ThePrometheanAge Whiskey and Water]]'' by Creator/ElizabethBear.Elizabeth Bear. Matthew Szczegelniak is both a wizard and a virgin, which means that whomever he sleeps with first will gain power. Morgan le Fay has made it clear that she wants this power, so [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Christopher Marlowe]] disguises himself as Matthew and offers to trade his virginity for the TrueName of his adversary. She accepts, teaches him the name, and then reveals that she knew who he was all along, but had reasons of her own for wanting him to know the name.
29th Apr '17 11:49:09 PM Xtifr
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* This occurs in ''Whiskey & Water'' by Elizabeth Bear. Matthew Szczegelniak is both a wizard and a virgin, which means that whomever he sleeps with first will gain power. Morgan le Fay has made it clear that she wants this power, so [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Christopher Marlowe]] disguises himself as Matthew and offers to trade his virginity for the TrueName of his adversary. She accepts, teaches him the name, and then reveals that she knew who he was all along, but had reasons of her own for wanting him to know the name.

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* This occurs in ''Whiskey & Water'' by Elizabeth Bear.Creator/ElizabethBear. Matthew Szczegelniak is both a wizard and a virgin, which means that whomever he sleeps with first will gain power. Morgan le Fay has made it clear that she wants this power, so [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Christopher Marlowe]] disguises himself as Matthew and offers to trade his virginity for the TrueName of his adversary. She accepts, teaches him the name, and then reveals that she knew who he was all along, but had reasons of her own for wanting him to know the name.
11th Apr '17 2:51:50 PM Eievie
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* There's a certain subset of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fandom that suspects that the shape-shifting EmotionEater Queen Chrysalis might have taken advantage of Shining Armour in this manner during the climax of Season 2. Her MindControl abilities would certainly make it easy if Shining was unwilling. One of the few fanfics that doesn't play this conceit for cheap laughs is ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/66834/cadence-in-a-minor Cadence In]] [[FanFic/CadenceInAMinor A Minor]]'', which depicts the incident as exactly what it would be in real life: A horribly traumatic experience that messes him up in several ways and threatens to destroy his marriage. (NB: If it's not immediately obvious from the description, anyone with recent experience dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder may want to give this one a miss.)

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* There's a certain subset of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fandom that suspects that the shape-shifting EmotionEater Queen Chrysalis might have taken advantage of Shining Armour in this manner during the climax of Season 2. Her MindControl abilities would certainly make it easy if Shining was unwilling. One of the few fanfics that doesn't play this conceit for cheap laughs is ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/66834/cadence-in-a-minor Cadence In]] [[FanFic/CadenceInAMinor A Minor]]'', ''FanFic/CadenceInAMinor'', which depicts the incident as exactly what it would be in real life: A horribly traumatic experience that messes him up in several ways and threatens to destroy his marriage. (NB: If it's not immediately obvious from the description, anyone with recent experience dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder may want to give this one a miss.)



* The ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fic ''Pouvez-vous me laisser entrer?'' plays with this, by having Ladybug visiting Adrien in his room after finding out that he's a fan of hers and initiating a sexual relationship with him while concealing that her secret identity, Marinette, has been a classmate of his for years. Note though that Adrien is also concealing his other identity as Ladybug's partner Chat Noir. Marinette is shown to be eaten up by guilt at her deception, but she persists with the relationship [[spoiler:until one night when Adrien's blindfold comes undone at the worst possible moment, causing her to flee the house, fearing that she's ruined everything. However, Adrien is not the least bit disappointed with who she is under the mask, and is somewhat shocked when she confesses to Chat Noir that she "used Ladybug to trick a guy into sleeping with [her]" - he doesn't feel tricked at all and if anything loves Ladybug more than ever knowing that she's Marinette.]]

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fic ''Pouvez-vous me laisser entrer?'' plays with this, by having Ladybug visiting Adrien in his room after finding out that he's a fan of hers and initiating a sexual relationship with him while concealing that her secret identity, Marinette, has been a classmate of his for years. Note though that Adrien is also concealing his other identity as Ladybug's partner Chat Noir. Marinette is shown to be eaten up by guilt at her deception, but she persists with the relationship [[spoiler:until one night when Adrien's blindfold comes undone at the worst possible moment, causing her to flee the house, fearing that she's ruined everything. However, Adrien is not the least bit disappointed with who she is under the mask, and is somewhat shocked when she confesses to Chat Noir that she "used Ladybug to trick a guy into sleeping with [her]" - he [her]"--he doesn't feel tricked at all and if anything loves Ladybug more than ever knowing that she's Marinette.]]



* ''Film/{{Multiplicity}}'' - A busy man starts making clones of himself to substitute at work, etc to make his life easier. His wife gets exceptionally horny one night while he's on a business trip and the clones are roaming about the house. HilarityEnsues. This was lampshaded earlier in the movie where the protagonist explicitly tells his clone that this is absolutely forbidden, and while the clones tried to resist they're all, at heart, the same guy who still loves her and find they can't do it.

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* ''Film/{{Multiplicity}}'' - ''Film/{{Multiplicity}}'': A busy man starts making clones of himself to substitute at work, etc to make his life easier. His wife gets exceptionally horny one night while he's on a business trip and the clones are roaming about the house. HilarityEnsues. This was lampshaded earlier in the movie where the protagonist explicitly tells his clone that this is absolutely forbidden, and while the clones tried to resist they're all, at heart, the same guy who still loves her and find they can't do it.



* In the Creator/RoaldDahl short story "The Great Switcheroo", two neighboring husbands switch places in the night in order to have sex with each other's wives. They go to great lengths to cover - wearing each other's cologne, discussing each other's sexual techniques, etc., and get away with it... sort of. The protagonist's wife comments the next morning at breakfast on how fantastic the sex was last night, when she previously had not been very interested in it. Ouch.

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* In the Creator/RoaldDahl short story "The Great Switcheroo", two neighboring husbands switch places in the night in order to have sex with each other's wives. They go to great lengths to cover - wearing cover--wearing each other's cologne, discussing each other's sexual techniques, etc., and get away with it... sort of. The protagonist's wife comments the next morning at breakfast on how fantastic the sex was last night, when she previously had not been very interested in it. Ouch.



* Happens twice in Literature/OneHundredYearsOfSolitude. [[spoiler: Arcadio Buendía is fascinated by Pilar Ternera but he's the only Buendía son that she refuses to sleep with, since she's his ''[[ParentalIncest mother]]'' but Arcadio [[LockedOutofTheLoop doesn't know that.]] Pilar tells him to wait for her in his room one night, but the one who actually goes is a local girl named Santa Sofia de la Piedad, whom Pilar paid so she would take her place. Arcadio realises the deal when she slips into his hammock, but goes along with it anyway; from then on, they stay together and, when Arcadio is executed, Santa Sofia and her children by Arcadio (a daughter and the twin boys she's pregnant with) are taken in by the Buendia family.]] Twenty-something years later, [[spoiler: HookerwithAHeartOfGold Petra Cotes sleeps with the now grown-up twins, Aureliano Segundo and Jose Arcadio Segundo, mistakenly thinking they're the same guy; the deal's revealed when they three contract STD's, and once they get better Aureliano Segundo takes Petra as his mistress and they stay together until his and his brother's deaths.]]

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* Happens twice in Literature/OneHundredYearsOfSolitude.''Literature/OneHundredYearsOfSolitude''. [[spoiler: Arcadio Buendía is fascinated by Pilar Ternera but he's the only Buendía son that she refuses to sleep with, since she's his ''[[ParentalIncest mother]]'' but Arcadio [[LockedOutofTheLoop doesn't know that.]] Pilar tells him to wait for her in his room one night, but the one who actually goes is a local girl named Santa Sofia de la Piedad, whom Pilar paid so she would take her place. Arcadio realises the deal when she slips into his hammock, but goes along with it anyway; from then on, they stay together and, when Arcadio is executed, Santa Sofia and her children by Arcadio (a daughter and the twin boys she's pregnant with) are taken in by the Buendia family.]] Twenty-something years later, [[spoiler: HookerwithAHeartOfGold Petra Cotes sleeps with the now grown-up twins, Aureliano Segundo and Jose Arcadio Segundo, mistakenly thinking they're the same guy; the deal's revealed when they three contract STD's, and once they get better Aureliano Segundo takes Petra as his mistress and they stay together until his and his brother's deaths.]]



*In the backstory of ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'', Keral (a shapeshifter) bedded Rawneth by pretending to be Greshan--Rawneth's dead sort-of-fiancé--who he'd tricked Rawneth into believing she had raised from the dead. Partway through, he morphed again, revealing himself as… well, we actually don't know for sure, but it's implied he was "revealing" himself as ''someone else'' who he wasn't really.



* In the fourth season of ''{{Series/Arrested Development}}'' Ann Veal pulls off an elaborate, comic bed-trick, separately telling both Gob and Tony that she will sleep with them, and claiming that she'll be wearing a mask. She then leaves the two of them to have sex with each other, while wearing masks.

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* In the fourth season of ''{{Series/Arrested Development}}'' ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' Ann Veal pulls off an elaborate, comic bed-trick, separately telling both Gob and Tony that she will sleep with them, and claiming that she'll be wearing a mask. She then leaves the two of them to have sex with each other, while wearing masks.
10th Apr '17 8:22:45 AM DustSnitch
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* ''Literature/TheBible'' has a few examples:

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* ''Literature/TheBible'' The Literature/BookOfGenesis has a few examples:
1st Apr '17 5:43:52 AM CthonisPrincess
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** With Persephone, he disguises himself as Hades (his own older brother) and seduces her, producing Melinoe, goddess of ghosts.

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** With Persephone, he disguises himself as Hades (his own older brother) and seduces her, producing Melinoe, goddess of ghosts. Pre-Orphic Hymns argue that this was not originally the stories of Melinoe and Zagreus and that they were changed to fit that particular cult.
30th Mar '17 12:18:48 PM DrFraud
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* In Richard Powell's ''Don Quixote, U.S.A.'' the narrator 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 that it was actually his other love interest Conchita for certain until the end of the book.

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* In Richard Powell's ''Don Quixote, U.S.A.'' the narrator 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 for certain until the end of the book.
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