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21st Jun '16 10:37:13 PM PaulA
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* Likewise averted in "[[http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts/grimm/bl-grimm-2brothers.htm The Twin Brothers]]" by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm, in which the brother mistaken for his valiant twin keeps the new queen from accidentally cheating on her husband by placing a double-edged sword between them. Once the brother who married her sorts out what happened, the HappilyEverAfter line for this tale is: "Then he knew how true his brother had been."

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* Likewise averted in "[[http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts/grimm/bl-grimm-2brothers.htm The Twin Brothers]]" "Literature/TheTwoBrothers" by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm, in which the brother mistaken for his valiant twin keeps the new queen from accidentally cheating on her husband by placing a double-edged sword between them. Once the brother who married her sorts out what happened, the HappilyEverAfter line for this tale is: "Then he knew how true his brother had been."
21st Jun '16 12:27:53 AM PaulA
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* Likewise averted in "[[http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts/grimm/bl-grimm-2brothers.htm The Twin Brothers]]" by the BrothersGrimm, in which the brother mistaken for his valiant twin keeps the new queen from accidentally cheating on her husband by placing a double-edged sword between them. Once the brother who married her sorts out what happened, the HappilyEverAfter line for this tale is: "Then he knew how true his brother had been."

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* Likewise averted in "[[http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts/grimm/bl-grimm-2brothers.htm The Twin Brothers]]" by the BrothersGrimm, Creator/TheBrothersGrimm, in which the brother mistaken for his valiant twin keeps the new queen from accidentally cheating on her husband by placing a double-edged sword between them. Once the brother who married her sorts out what happened, the HappilyEverAfter line for this tale is: "Then he knew how true his brother had been."
18th Jun '16 12:13:47 PM SayaAensland
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This is one of TheOldestTricksInTheBook and a common origin story for mythological heroes (often with a god playing the role of Eve). As a general rule, the farther back you go in time, the more likely it is that the person you're sleeping with isn't who you think they are, though it's seen something of a revival in {{Soap Opera}}s (usually with the [[JustifiedTrope added justification]] that the person being fooled is drunk).

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This is one of TheOldestTricksInTheBook and a common origin story for mythological heroes (often with a god playing the role of Eve).Carol). As a general rule, the farther back you go in time, the more likely it is that the person you're sleeping with isn't who you think they are, though it's seen something of a revival in {{Soap Opera}}s (usually with the [[JustifiedTrope added justification]] that the person being fooled is drunk).
14th Jun '16 9:24:16 PM Doug86
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* In [[KingArthur Arthurian legend]]:

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* In [[KingArthur [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian legend]]:



* Being a retelling of KingArthur, ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' naturally does [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0445.htm Uther/Ygraine]]. It turns out [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0448.htm they were soulmates, and Ygraine only married Gorlois because the force of her feelings for Uther were scary]].

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* Being a retelling of KingArthur, Myth/KingArthur, ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' naturally does [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0445.htm Uther/Ygraine]]. It turns out [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0448.htm they were soulmates, and Ygraine only married Gorlois because the force of her feelings for Uther were scary]].
9th Jun '16 9:16:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''DonGiovanni'' as well, when the eponymous villain protagonist tries to seduce Elvira's maid by switching clothes with his servant. Partly to make sure the already-seduced Elvira wouldn't cause any trouble, partly because he guessed correctly that a servant girl wouldn't consider a noble's intentions with her very noble.

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* ''DonGiovanni'' ''Theatre/DonGiovanni'' as well, when the eponymous villain protagonist tries to seduce Elvira's maid by switching clothes with his servant. Partly to make sure the already-seduced Elvira wouldn't cause any trouble, partly because he guessed correctly that a servant girl wouldn't consider a noble's intentions with her very noble.



* In [[NiccoloMachiavelli Machiavelli’s]] play ''The Mandrake'' the entire plot revolves around a scheme to pull of one of this so that Callimaco can sleep with the beautiful, virtuous and married Lucrezia.

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* In [[NiccoloMachiavelli [[Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli Machiavelli’s]] play ''The Mandrake'' the entire plot revolves around a scheme to pull of one of this so that Callimaco can sleep with the beautiful, virtuous and married Lucrezia.



* Part of the plot of ''GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' involves robbing a casino. The game's protagonist, CJ, pulls a kinkier-than-normal version of this as part of the heist. They need a keycard from one of the casino staff in order to pull it off, so he decides to get one by seducing a female croupier who works there, Millie. Of course, she doesn't know him yet, so his plan to remedy this is to shadow her after she leaves work and look for an opportunity. Said opportunity comes when she visits a sex shop and buys some fetish wear. By eavesdropping on her making a phone call, CJ learns that she's buying the clothes for a BDSM play session with a guy. CJ buys a gimp suit that covers his entire body and face, and then trails Millie home, where he waits for the guy to show up. When the guy arrives, CJ ambushes him and enters the house in his place, wearing the gimp suit. Millie thinks that CJ is her boyfriend and is eager to be punished by him. (This is peculiar, since gimp suits are normally worn by submissives rather than dominants, but never mind.) He obliges. Afterwards, she finds out that the guy she did all that stuff with was CJ and not her usual partner. Astonishingly, she has no problem with any of what CJ did, and becomes his regular girlfriend. She's also willing to lend him her keycard after going out for a little while, in exchange for a share of the stolen money.

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* Part of the plot of ''GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' involves robbing a casino. The game's protagonist, CJ, pulls a kinkier-than-normal version of this as part of the heist. They need a keycard from one of the casino staff in order to pull it off, so he decides to get one by seducing a female croupier who works there, Millie. Of course, she doesn't know him yet, so his plan to remedy this is to shadow her after she leaves work and look for an opportunity. Said opportunity comes when she visits a sex shop and buys some fetish wear. By eavesdropping on her making a phone call, CJ learns that she's buying the clothes for a BDSM play session with a guy. CJ buys a gimp suit that covers his entire body and face, and then trails Millie home, where he waits for the guy to show up. When the guy arrives, CJ ambushes him and enters the house in his place, wearing the gimp suit. Millie thinks that CJ is her boyfriend and is eager to be punished by him. (This is peculiar, since gimp suits are normally worn by submissives rather than dominants, but never mind.) He obliges. Afterwards, she finds out that the guy she did all that stuff with was CJ and not her usual partner. Astonishingly, she has no problem with any of what CJ did, and becomes his regular girlfriend. She's also willing to lend him her keycard after going out for a little while, in exchange for a share of the stolen money.
2nd Jun '16 10:23:58 AM roxana
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* In the [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespearean]] canon:

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* In the [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare *[[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespearean]] canon:just loves this trope. Interestingly however he always uses it to get reluctant married people into bed together. For example:
14th May '16 3:12:32 AM Doug86
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* In ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}'', Multiple Man awakens one morning to find that one of his dupes got out accidentally and has been, uhm, enjoying himself. Later, Siryn and M separately tell him how wonderful the night before was, indicating that he slept with one while the dupe got with the other, pretending to be him. [[spoiler:It later turns out they ''both'' slept with dupes, and that a dupe managed to get Siryn pregnant.]]

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* In ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}'', ''Comicbook/XFactor'', Multiple Man awakens one morning to find that one of his dupes got out accidentally and has been, uhm, enjoying himself. Later, Siryn and M separately tell him how wonderful the night before was, indicating that he slept with one while the dupe got with the other, pretending to be him. [[spoiler:It later turns out they ''both'' slept with dupes, and that a dupe managed to get Siryn pregnant.]]
14th May '16 2:30:24 AM Doug86
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* ComicBook/{{Mystique}} created a new identity in ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' as a student known as Foxx, in order to seduce Gambit and break him and Rogue up. Later, when Gambit realizes who she is, she tries to seduce him again by taking Rogue's form and telling him that it wouldn't be cheating if they had sex while she appeared as Rogue.

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* ComicBook/{{Mystique}} created a new identity in ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' as a student known as Foxx, in order to seduce Gambit and break him and Rogue up. Later, when Gambit realizes who she is, she tries to seduce him again by taking Rogue's form and telling him that it wouldn't be cheating if they had sex while she appeared as Rogue.



* Morph played with this in the animated version ,"The Uncanny X-Men" while under Sinister's control. He posed as Rogue to invite Gambit over for a GRatedSex encounter, but when Gambit stumbled on the real, sleeping Rogue, (as Morph intended) he didn't get any farther than stealing a kiss before all chaos literally broke loose.

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* Morph played with this in the animated version ,"The version, "The Uncanny X-Men" while under Sinister's control. He posed as Rogue to invite Gambit over for a GRatedSex encounter, but when Gambit stumbled on the real, sleeping Rogue, (as Morph intended) he didn't get any farther than stealing a kiss before all chaos literally broke loose.
1st May '16 6:11:46 PM Eievie
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Compare with BrideAndSwitch and DoubleStandardRapeSciFi. If Bob ''knows'' who he's with, but it bedrooms apparent he's ''imagining'' it's someone else, you're looking at WrongNameOutburst. Not to be confused with a [[MurphysBed Trick Bed]].

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Compare with BrideAndSwitch and DoubleStandardRapeSciFi. If Bob ''knows'' who he's with, but it bedrooms becomes apparent he's ''imagining'' it's someone else, you're looking at WrongNameOutburst. Not to be confused with a [[MurphysBed Trick Bed]].
1st May '16 6:11:06 PM Eievie
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-> '''Susan''': Oh Reed, that sex was wonderful.
-> '''Reed''': Was it, hehe-- ''[morphs]'' Surprise! I was really a Skrull all along, baby!
-> '''Susan''': ''[morphs]'' '''''FRANK!'''''

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-> '''Susan''': ->'''Susan''': Oh Reed, that sex was wonderful.
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wonderful.\\
'''Reed''': Was it, hehe-- ''[morphs]'' Surprise! I was really a Skrull all along, baby!
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baby!\\
'''Susan''': ''[morphs]'' '''''FRANK!'''''



A trope in which Eve has sex with Bob by pretending to be Alice. In short, "My God, Whom Have I Done?"

In the classic version which gave this trope its name, Eve accomplishes her coup by slipping into bed with Bob after dark; Bob is typically too sleepy to notice the difference. This can be justified in cases where Bob and Alice have never slept together before, but if Bob and Alice are married it strains the audience's WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief (he can't tell the difference between Eve and his wife of five years?). Historically, it was commonly used the other way round: Eve, as the wife that Bob rejected, took the place of Alice, who was desperate to escape Bob's wooing. Nowadays it's achieved by {{shapeshifting|Seducer}} or some other device by which Eve could plausibly fool Bob into believing that she is Alice.

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A trope in which Eve Carol has sex with Bob by pretending to be Alice. In short, "My God, Whom Have I Done?"

In the classic version which gave this trope its name, Eve Carol accomplishes her coup by slipping into bed with Bob after dark; Bob is typically too sleepy to notice the difference. This can be justified in cases where Bob and Alice have never slept together before, but if Bob and Alice are married it strains the audience's WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief (he can't tell the difference between Eve Carol and his wife of five years?). Historically, it was commonly used the other way round: Eve, Carol, as the wife that Bob rejected, took the place of Alice, who was desperate to escape Bob's wooing. Nowadays it's achieved by {{shapeshifting|Seducer}} or some other device by which Eve Carol could plausibly fool Bob into believing that she is Alice.



The LawOfInverseFertility does not come into play. Rather the opposite. A woman who uses this to try to get pregnant is likely to pull it off even after one time in bed.

When PlayedForLaughs, expect Eve-as-Alice to be much better in bed than the real Alice. If it's Tom impersonating Bob, expect [[BiggerIsBetterInBed Alice to notice "Bob" has grown a few inches]], especially if it's a parody. For cases when Bob suspects something, see NotRightInTheBed. (A rather twisted case of SpotTheImposter in both cases.) Basically, a sub-category for BlackComedyRape.

Compare with BrideAndSwitch and DoubleStandardRapeSciFi. Not to be confused with a [[MurphysBed Trick Bed]].

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The Of course, the LawOfInverseFertility does not come comes into play. Rather the opposite. A play--a woman who uses this to try to get pregnant is likely to pull it off off, even after one time in bed.

When PlayedForLaughs, expect Eve-as-Alice Carol-as-Alice to be much better in bed than the real Alice. If it's Tom Dan impersonating Bob, expect [[BiggerIsBetterInBed Alice to notice "Bob" has grown a few inches]], especially if it's a parody. For cases when Bob suspects something, see NotRightInTheBed. (A rather twisted case of SpotTheImposter in both cases.) Basically, a sub-category for BlackComedyRape.

Compare with BrideAndSwitch and DoubleStandardRapeSciFi. If Bob ''knows'' who he's with, but it bedrooms apparent he's ''imagining'' it's someone else, you're looking at WrongNameOutburst. Not to be confused with a [[MurphysBed Trick Bed]].



* 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...on…



* Also from Marvel, [[ComicBook/IncredibleHercules Hercules]], as part of a ZanyScheme involving him pretending to be Thor, ended up sleeping with the queen of the Dark Elves. However, it's clear that Alflyse had sex with him because she was incredibly attracted to him and his macho mannerisms, rather than because he was posing as Thor. It's also not entirely clear whether or not she already knew he wasn't Thor and was just playing along - she certainly doesn't seem at all upset when the truth comes out, and happily sleeps with him again.

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* Also from Marvel, [[ComicBook/IncredibleHercules Hercules]], as part of a ZanyScheme involving him pretending to be Thor, ended up sleeping with the queen of the Dark Elves. However, it's clear that Alflyse had sex with him because she was incredibly attracted to him and his macho mannerisms, rather than because he was posing as Thor. It's also not entirely clear whether or not she already knew he wasn't Thor and was just playing along - she along--she certainly doesn't seem at all upset when the truth comes out, and happily sleeps with him again.
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