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4th Apr '18 11:24:24 AM MikeW
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* On ''Series/GoodGirls'', gang leader Rico is ready to kill main characters Beth, Annie and Ruby for unwittingly stealing from the store he was using as a front. Beth manages to talk him down from it by pointing out that killing three suburban mothers is going to bring too much attention to him. Her words make Rico realize that a trio of women with no criminal records and rather plain lives are perfect for him to use for running errands and laundering money in a variety of small-time scams.
28th Mar '18 2:09:05 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', free mage Merrill finds that she doesn't have to do much to stay hidden from the Templars in Kirkwall; as long as she doesn't use magic, she's just another [[EnslavedElves elf in the Alienage]] to them.

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In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', free mage Merrill finds that she doesn't have to do much to stay hidden from the Templars in Kirkwall; as long as she doesn't use magic, she's just another [[EnslavedElves elf in the Alienage]] to them.them.
** The Friends of Red Jenny are a loosely-organized network of ordinary people trading favours in order to get back at nobles who abuse their power. The mysterious name is just to give their targets something to wonder about, ensuring they'll never suspect their cook or gardener.
20th Mar '18 2:06:42 PM MikeW
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-->'''Chuck''': All this high-tech security and it's pierced by the guy who unclogs the toilets.
20th Mar '18 2:05:09 PM MikeW
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* On ''Series/DesignatedSuvivor'', Hannah is told that a virus in NASA computers was planted by "the plumber." She assumes that's a nickname for some ultra-slick and genius hacker. Partner Chuck informs her that he meant the guy is ''literally'' the plumber, who has security clearance to get into NASA but no one would ever pay attention to, making him the perfect guy to do this.

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* On ''Series/DesignatedSuvivor'', ''Series/DesignatedSurvivor'', Hannah is told that a virus in NASA computers was planted by "the plumber." She assumes that's a nickname for some ultra-slick and genius hacker. Partner Chuck informs her that he meant the guy is ''literally'' the plumber, who has security clearance to get into NASA but no one would ever pay attention to, making him the perfect guy to do this.
20th Mar '18 2:04:24 PM MikeW
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* In ''Series/{{Alias}}'', the team are trying to get info on a rich mobster. Nadia checks their place out as a maid before leaving. She and Sydney then hit on the idea of stealing some hot dresses, getting to know the mobster's girlfriend and then going back to the room with her. Sloane warns that they've already seen Nadia's face but she responds that "no one pays any attention to the maid." Sure enough, none of the mobsters connect this gorgeous woman in a sexy dress to the non-descript woman in a maid's uniform they saw literally an hour earlier.


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* An episode of ''Series/Deception2018'' reveals that "Sasha," an infamous Russian mobster, has been posing as the bartender for the club his gang hangs out at. When arresting him, FBI agent Kay openly lampshades how brilliant this was as no one would give the bartender a second look, let alone think he was the boss.
* On ''Series/DesignatedSuvivor'', Hannah is told that a virus in NASA computers was planted by "the plumber." She assumes that's a nickname for some ultra-slick and genius hacker. Partner Chuck informs her that he meant the guy is ''literally'' the plumber, who has security clearance to get into NASA but no one would ever pay attention to, making him the perfect guy to do this.
20th Mar '18 2:00:56 PM MikeW
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* In ''Series/{{Alias}}'', the team are trying to get info on a rich mobster. Nadia checks their place out as a maid before leaving. She and Sydney then hit on the idea of stealing some hot dresses, getting to know the mobster's girlfriend and then going back to the room with her. Sloane warns that they've already seen Nadia's face but she responds that "no one pays any attention to the maid." Sure enough, none of the mobsters connect this gorgeous woman in a sexy dress to the non-descript woman in a maid's uniform they saw literally an hour earlier.
12th Mar '18 9:18:56 PM hullflyer
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** Of course, it then backfires by working ''too well'', and his attempts to get someone's attention are changed, by the potion, into inane and idle chatter that person then ignores.

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** Of course, it then backfires by working ''too well'', and when he genuinely needs to talk to someone, his attempts to get someone's their attention are changed, by the potion, into inane and idle chatter that person then ignores.
12th Mar '18 12:09:48 PM gophergiggles
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* The titular ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' does this to evade the Thanagarian invaders who have occupied Earth. They ditch the costumes, don civilian clothes, and hit the streets as their civilian [[SecretIdentity Secret Identities]]. At one point Superman actually attempts to interview a Thanagarian soldier, introducing himself as "Clark Kent, Daily Bugle", to distract him so Flash and Green Lantern can slip past a check point without ids. [[RefugeInAudacity It works]].
12th Mar '18 5:33:52 AM yisfidri
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* Repeatedly used in Creator/AgathaChristie novels. ''Death in the Clouds'' is notable since the murderer is [[spoiler:a dentist, but carried out the murder dressed as an airline steward since their clothes look similar.]]

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* Repeatedly used in Creator/AgathaChristie novels. ''Death in the Clouds'' ''DeathInTheClouds'' is notable since the murderer is [[spoiler:a dentist, but carried out the murder dressed as an airline steward since their clothes look similar.]]
10th Mar '18 11:25:54 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Revealed to be a subversion in later chapters: The Party is aware that the proles form the bulk of the population, and they're GenreSavvy enough to know that if they keep proles ignorant by promoting a lifestyle of booze, gambling, and cheap pornography while giving them the impression that they can get away with things Party members can't, [[IgnoranceIsBliss the proles will never pose a threat.]] And just to be totally sure, [[spoiler:they have Thought Police spies embedded within the prole population, one of whom turns in Winston and Julia after he rents them a room over his shop to privately have sex for pleasure (a banned activity).]]

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** Revealed to be a subversion in later chapters: The Party is aware that the proles form the bulk of the population, and they're GenreSavvy enough to they know that if they keep proles ignorant by promoting a lifestyle of booze, gambling, and cheap pornography while giving them the impression that they can get away with things Party members can't, [[IgnoranceIsBliss the proles will never pose a threat.]] threat]]. And just to be totally sure, [[spoiler:they have Thought Police spies embedded within the prole population, one of whom turns in Winston and Julia after he rents them a room over his shop to privately have sex for pleasure (a banned activity).]]activity)]].
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