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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.
29th Mar '17 8:05:29 PM Fireblood
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** In "Small Potatoes", a shape-shifting man impregnates several women while impersonating their husbands, impregnates his ex-girlfriend by impersonating LukeSkywalker (no, not Mark Hamil, the character from the movie), and later transforms himself into Mulder first to avoid being arrested, and then uses his appearance to try to seduce Scully. She doesn't notice (to be fair, there was wine involved) and almost kisses the non-Mulder before the real Mulder bursts in. Scully, obviously, is not amused. Notably, this is ''treated'' as rape (unlike many examples here) with the man registered as a sex offender and behind bars at the end of the episode.

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** In "Small Potatoes", a shape-shifting man impregnates several women while impersonating their husbands, impregnates his ex-girlfriend by impersonating LukeSkywalker Luke Skywalker (no, not Mark Hamil, the character from the movie), and later transforms himself into Mulder first to avoid being arrested, and then uses his appearance to try to seduce Scully. She doesn't notice (to be fair, there was wine involved) and almost kisses the non-Mulder before the real Mulder bursts in. Scully, obviously, is not amused. Notably, this is ''treated'' as rape (unlike many examples here) with the man registered as a sex offender and behind bars at the end of the episode.
29th Mar '17 8:04:06 PM Fireblood
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* Sae poses as Momo and attempts to do this to Toji in ''Manga/PeachGirl''. It nearly works… until Toji turns the lights on…

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* Sae poses as Momo and attempts to do this to Toji in ''Manga/PeachGirl''. It nearly works… works… until Toji turns the lights on…



** In "Small Potatoes", a shape-shifting man impregnates several women while impersonating their husbands, impregnates his ex-girlfriend by impersonating LukeSkywalker (no, not Mark Hamil, the character from the movie), and later transforms himself into Mulder first to avoid being arrested, and then uses his appearance to try to seduce Scully. She doesn't notice (to be fair, there was wine involved) and almost kisses the non-Mulder before the real Mulder bursts in. Scully, obviously, is not amused.

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** In "Small Potatoes", a shape-shifting man impregnates several women while impersonating their husbands, impregnates his ex-girlfriend by impersonating LukeSkywalker (no, not Mark Hamil, the character from the movie), and later transforms himself into Mulder first to avoid being arrested, and then uses his appearance to try to seduce Scully. She doesn't notice (to be fair, there was wine involved) and almost kisses the non-Mulder before the real Mulder bursts in. Scully, obviously, is not amused. Notably, this is ''treated'' as rape (unlike many examples here) with the man registered as a sex offender and behind bars at the end of the episode.



* Borderline example in the final season of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Winn Adami takes her new spiritual guide to her bed. Later, she discovers he is actually [[spoiler:Dukat, the architect of the Bajoran occupation and genocide, in disguise.]] Borderline since Dukat wasn't impersonating a previously existing character, but had created a completely new false identity.

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* Borderline example in the final season of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''. Winn Adami takes her new spiritual guide to her bed. Later, she discovers he is actually [[spoiler:Dukat, the architect of the Bajoran occupation and genocide, in disguise.]] Borderline since Dukat wasn't impersonating a previously existing character, but had created a completely new false identity. There's no way she would sleep with him (or any Cardassian) normally though.



* Played with in ''Series/{{Misfits}}''. An 82-year-old woman is turned into her younger self by the storm that gave the Misfits their powers. She seduces Nathan and eventually sleeps with him. He realizes this when she begins to shapeshift back into her older self while they are having sex. Although she didn't pretend to be anyone he knew, she still wasn't somebody he would've slept with normally.

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* Played with {{Played with}} in ''Series/{{Misfits}}''. An 82-year-old woman is turned into her younger self by the storm that gave the Misfits their powers. She seduces Nathan and eventually sleeps with him. He realizes this when she begins to shapeshift back into her older self while they are having sex. Although she didn't pretend to be anyone he knew, she still wasn't somebody he would've slept with normally.



** Tamar, a widow of Judah's sons, was due a marriage to another man of the family under the rules of levirate marriage. When it seemed Judah was not going to go through with this Tamar disguised herself as a prostitute and met him on the road, taking his staff and sigil as payment. She conceived twins and, when Judah realized what had happened and she explained her reasons, he was shamed into admitting his mistakes and, while he didn't marry her, he did aknowledge the twins as his kids and heirs.
* According to the ''Literature/{{Talmud}}'', King David was conceived this way. His father, Jesse, was the grandson of a Moabite convert woman, and eventually became concerned that this made his marriage to a full-blooded Hebrew improper (Moabites are forbidden to marry Hebrews, though there was debate on whether or not this applied to women).[[note]]It should be noted that his grandmother, Ruth, was a proselyte (and therefore a Jewess under the Law) at the time his father Obed was conceived. She was legally recognized as a widow entitled to the law of levirate marriage, and her second husband (and Jesse's grandfather), Boaz, made sure that all the protocols were followed before marrying her. So probably no reason for Jesse not to marry Nitzevet.[[/note]] He decided to forgo sexual relations with his wife, Nitzevet, but, wanting more sons, took his Canaanite servant as a concubine (since Canaanites are allowed to have relationship with Hebrews ''and'' Midianites). Nitzevet arranged to take the servant's place and conceived David, though Jesse and his sons spent years assuming that she had had an affair.

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** Tamar, a widow of Judah's sons, was due a marriage to another man of the family under the rules of levirate marriage. When it seemed Judah was not going to go through with this Tamar disguised herself as a prostitute and met him on the road, taking his staff and sigil as payment. She conceived twins and, when Judah realized what had happened and she explained her reasons, he was shamed into admitting his mistakes and, while he didn't marry her, he did aknowledge acknowledge the twins as his kids children and heirs.
* According to the ''Literature/{{Talmud}}'', King David was conceived this way. His father, Jesse, was the grandson of a Moabite convert woman, and eventually became concerned that this made his marriage to a full-blooded Hebrew improper (Moabites are forbidden to marry Hebrews, though there was debate on whether or not this applied to women).[[note]]It should be noted that his grandmother, Ruth, was a proselyte convert (and therefore a Jewess under the Law) at the time his father Obed was conceived. She was legally recognized as a widow entitled to the law of levirate marriage, and her second husband (and Jesse's grandfather), Boaz, made sure that all the protocols were followed before marrying her. So probably no reason for Jesse not to marry Nitzevet.[[/note]] He decided to forgo sexual relations with his wife, Nitzevet, but, wanting more sons, took his Canaanite servant as a concubine (since Canaanites are allowed to have relationship with Hebrews ''and'' Midianites). Nitzevet arranged to take the servant's place and conceived David, though Jesse and his sons spent years assuming that she had had an affair.
23rd Mar '17 4:36:06 PM chilled0ut
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** 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]].
18th Mar '17 2:03:09 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''{{Neighbours}}'', both because whatever they did in a dark storeroom was something you can do standing up and fully clothed, and because after much drama the boyfriend-impostor turned out to have been the boyfriend after all.

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* Subverted in ''{{Neighbours}}'', ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'', both because whatever they did in a dark storeroom was something you can do standing up and fully clothed, and because after much drama the boyfriend-impostor turned out to have been the boyfriend after all.
21st Feb '17 6:34:47 PM TheNewBig
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* In a late chapter of ''Manga/BloodAlone'', Higure ties up and gags Misaki and then pretends to be her in order to get Kuroe to make love to him. Fortunately, Kuroe isn't a pedophile, so he immediately freaks out when Higure makes his move.

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* In a late chapter of ''Manga/BloodAlone'', Higure ties up and gags Misaki and then pretends to be her in order to get Kuroe to make love to him. Fortunately, Kuroe Thankfully, Koroe isn't a pedophile, into little kids, so he immediately freaks out when Higure makes his move.the rape attempt fails regardless..
18th Jan '17 4:14:07 AM jormis29
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* In Creator/AngelaCarter's ''Wise Children'', there are twin sisters, Dora and Nora Chance. Dora is in love with a man who is in love with Nora. The sisters switch clothes and perfume, and Dora goes to bed with him. She does it twice, and is strongly tempted to tell him the truth and see if he'll marry her, but ultimately decides to leave him (unenlightened) as a memory only.

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* In Creator/AngelaCarter's ''Wise Children'', ''Literature/WiseChildren'', there are twin sisters, Dora and Nora Chance. Dora is in love with a man who is in love with Nora. The sisters switch clothes and perfume, and Dora goes to bed with him. She does it twice, and is strongly tempted to tell him the truth and see if he'll marry her, but ultimately decides to leave him (unenlightened) as a memory only.
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