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13th Jul '17 9:17:37 AM narm00
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* The ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}!'' trilogy did this with a large number of real and [[ExternalRetcon fictional]] characters; John Dillinger as a set of quintuplet Zen masters, Jesus as the world's first Bingo caller, Billy Graham as the Devil, and the Beatles as anarcho-capitalist prophets, among many others. Perhaps most notably, [[spoiler: Marilyn Monroe]] was trained to become [[spoiler:an avatar of Eris]] (although her identity is only implied).

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* The ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}!'' ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'' trilogy did this with a large number of real and [[ExternalRetcon fictional]] characters; John Dillinger as a set of quintuplet Zen masters, Jesus as the world's first Bingo caller, Billy Graham as the Devil, and the Beatles as anarcho-capitalist prophets, among many others. Perhaps most notably, [[spoiler: Marilyn Monroe]] was trained to become [[spoiler:an avatar of Eris]] (although her identity is only implied).


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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E4TheVisitation "The Visitation"]] sees the Fifth Doctor inadvertently start the Great Fire of London while fighting Terileptils.
7th Jul '17 4:19:57 AM LinTaylor
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** ''Imperishable Night'' features Reisen Udongein Inaba, a MoonRabbit who fled to Earth during the Lunar War between Earth and the Moon, in which Neil Armstrong was heavily involved; and Reisen's mentor on Earth, Eirin Yagokoro, was responsible for what happened to Apollo 13.

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** ''Imperishable Night'' features Reisen Udongein Inaba, says that there was a MoonRabbit who fled to Earth during the Lunar War war between Earth and the Moon, in which Moon sparked by the Apollo 11 lunar landing[[note]]Though the games are unclear on whether it was an actual war or if the Lunarians simply militarized after misinterpreting the landing as an invasion attempt[[/note]], with Neil Armstrong specifically getting name-dropped. MoonRabbit Reisen Udongein Inaba fled to Earth to get away from said war, and it's strongly implied that the Apollo 13 malfunction was heavily involved; and caused by Reisen's future mentor on Earth, Eirin Yagokoro, was responsible for what happened to Apollo 13.Yagokoro [[ArcherArchetype shooting the oxygen tank with an arrow]].
3rd Jul '17 9:22:09 PM NightShade96
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See also JuliusBeethovenDaVinci and, for two particularly popular alien spies, ElvisHasLeftThePlanet and UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk, and in anime, UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga. WeDidntStartTheFuhrer is a subtrope of this. For a specific {{Biopic}} example, check out BiographyAClef. Often it leads to a HistoricalBadassUpgrade. May involve {{Gender Flip}}ping, in which case expect a SamusIsAGirl reaction (or "Samus Is a Guy", if "Samus" was originally a girl in the first place) when the character's true identity is revealed. Contrast NoSuchThingAsWizardJesus. Also the BeenThereShapedHistory character where they simply use a fictional character. If the alien spy initially appears to be a fictional character, and only late in the story is revealed to be a historical figure, it's a HistoricalPersonPunchline.

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See also JuliusBeethovenDaVinci and, for two particularly popular alien spies, ElvisHasLeftThePlanet and UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk, and in anime, UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga. WeDidntStartTheFuhrer is a subtrope of this. For a specific {{Biopic}} example, check out BiographyAClef. Often it leads to a HistoricalBadassUpgrade. May involve {{Gender Flip}}ping, in which case expect a SamusIsAGirl reaction (or "Samus Is a Guy", if "Samus" was originally a girl in the first place) when the character's true identity is revealed. Contrast NoSuchThingAsWizardJesus. Also the BeenThereShapedHistory character where they simply use a fictional character. If the alien spy initially appears to be a fictional character, and only late in the story is revealed to be a historical figure, it's a HistoricalPersonPunchline. Also compare RealEventFictionalCause (with real events instead of people).
18th Jun '17 2:42:16 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''Fanfic/[[GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters Guardians, Wizards, and Kung-Fu Fighters]]'', Murasaki Shikibu, Vlad Tepes, Elizabeth Bathory, Rasputin, and Joshua Norton were all members of the [[TheChosenOne Ben Shui]] reincarnation cycle.

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* In ''Fanfic/[[GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters ''[[Fanfic/GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters Guardians, Wizards, and Kung-Fu Fighters]]'', Murasaki Shikibu, Vlad Tepes, Elizabeth Bathory, Rasputin, and Joshua Norton were all members of the [[TheChosenOne Ben Shui]] reincarnation cycle.
18th Jun '17 2:41:32 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''Fanfic/[[GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters Guardians, Wizards, and Kung-Fu Fighters]]'', Murasaki Shikibu, Vlad Tepes, Elizabeth Bathory, Rasputin, and Joshua Norton were all members of the [[TheChosenOne Ben Shui]] reincarnation cycle.
10th Jun '17 11:28:57 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/TheMortalInstrumentsCityOfBones'', Creator/JohannSebastianBach is stated to have been a Shadowhunter and wrote chords that repel demons into his music.

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* In ''Film/TheMortalInstrumentsCityOfBones'', Creator/JohannSebastianBach Music/JohannSebastianBach is stated to have been a Shadowhunter and wrote chords that repel demons into his music.



* In Creator/DouglasAdams' ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'', Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge was possessed by the ghost of an alien bent on destroying mankind, and left coded messages in his poetry. In addition, the work of Creator/JohannSebastianBach was actually produced by hyper-advanced extra-terrestrials observing all the natural phenomena on earth and translating them into music. This all led, eventually, to the title character [[spoiler:being the 'mysterious wanderer' who interrupted the writing of "Kubla Khan"]].

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* In Creator/DouglasAdams' ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'', Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge was possessed by the ghost of an alien bent on destroying mankind, and left coded messages in his poetry. In addition, the work of Creator/JohannSebastianBach Music/JohannSebastianBach was actually produced by hyper-advanced extra-terrestrials observing all the natural phenomena on earth and translating them into music. This all led, eventually, to the title character [[spoiler:being the 'mysterious wanderer' who interrupted the writing of "Kubla Khan"]].



** The ''Literature/FactionParadox'' spin-off has had, at various times, Creator/LordByron, Percy Shelley, King George III, and Creator/JohannSebastianBach caught up in a GambitPileup involving the Time Lords and their quasi-{{Evil Counterpart}}s. Oh, and Queen Charlotte is secretly a [[SpaceshipGirl TARDIS]] -- Shhh...

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** The ''Literature/FactionParadox'' spin-off has had, at various times, Creator/LordByron, Percy Shelley, King George III, and Creator/JohannSebastianBach Music/JohannSebastianBach caught up in a GambitPileup involving the Time Lords and their quasi-{{Evil Counterpart}}s. Oh, and Queen Charlotte is secretly a [[SpaceshipGirl TARDIS]] -- Shhh...
10th Jun '17 11:01:50 AM nombretomado
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* The ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Who's Who'' sourcebooks cover realistic stats, personality, and recommended campaign usage of 104 historical figures. Also included is a "What if?" section for every person, suggesting possible deviations from accepted history. Some of the more fantastic suggestions that other works on this page haven't covered include Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart being assassinated for encoding Illuminati secrets in his music and UsefulNotes/MataHari being a {{time travel}}ing grad student studying Europe before and during UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarI}}W1 with a SnowballLie alias.

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* The ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Who's Who'' sourcebooks cover realistic stats, personality, and recommended campaign usage of 104 historical figures. Also included is a "What if?" section for every person, suggesting possible deviations from accepted history. Some of the more fantastic suggestions that other works on this page haven't covered include Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart being assassinated for encoding Illuminati secrets in his music and UsefulNotes/MataHari being a {{time travel}}ing grad student studying Europe before and during UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarI}}W1 with a SnowballLie alias.
10th Jun '17 10:59:44 AM nombretomado
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** The episode "Crossroad Blues" strongly implies that Music/RobertJohnson, Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart, Creator/VincentVanGogh and other famous people that displayed great talent and died young had sold their soul to the Devil.

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** The episode "Crossroad Blues" strongly implies that Music/RobertJohnson, Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart, Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart, Creator/VincentVanGogh and other famous people that displayed great talent and died young had sold their soul to the Devil.
7th Jun '17 10:12:11 PM Sarcos
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* The background of ''Literature/{{Newshound}}'' reveals that Theodore Roosevelt was secretly a werewolf.
23rd May '17 11:08:21 AM ultimomant
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* In ''VideoGame/FateExtellaTheUmbralStar'', it is revealed that [[spoiler:Altera was an alien superweapon sent to destroy human civilization long ago. She was defeated, but her remains transformed into a human girl. The Huns took her in and raised her to be their leader, a GenderFlip UsefulNotes/AttilaTheHun.]]
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