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19th Apr '18 3:51:12 PM Stealth
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' episode ''[[Recap/TransformersPrimeS1E8ConJob Con Job]]'', the Decepticons employ a superlative shapeshifter Transformer called Makeshift to impersonate Bulkhead's Wrecker buddy Wheeljack, who then infiltrates the Autobot base. Bulkhead suspects something's wrong all through the episode, and finally forces 'Wheeljack' to tell the story of a famous battle. Makeshift talks about a fight alongside Bulkhead and the other Wreckers, and at first it looks like he gets it right, but...
-->'''Bulkhead:''' Yeah, that's exactly how it happened, except for one little thing: ''I wasn't there.''



* In the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' episode ''[[Recap/TransformersPrimeS1E8ConJob Con Job]]'', the Decepticons employ a superlative shapeshifter Transformer called Makeshift to impersonate Bulkhead's Wrecker buddy Wheeljack, who then infiltrates the Autobot base. Bulkhead suspects something's wrong all through the episode, and finally forces 'Wheeljack' to tell the story of a famous battle. Makeshift talks about a fight alongside Bulkhead and the other Wreckers, and at first it looks like he gets it right, but...
-->'''Bulkhead:''' Yeah, that's exactly how it happened, except for one little thing: ''I wasn't there.''
12th Apr '18 10:55:04 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', there is a quest that involves the player character doing investigations for Aldeth Sashenstar in his offices under the pretense of being his childhood friend. One of his business partners whose behaviour you are there to investigate (and who is himself in fact a doppleganger impostor) asks you whether, if you were Aldeth's childhood friend, you were friends with Dabron as well. Since Dabron is in truth Aldeth's real brother, it's showing ignorance that will give you away at this point, not that it makes a difference for the plot. It's not clear whether this is ''intended'' as a subversion, since the doppleganger could simply be straightforwardly trying to catch you not knowing what it's talking about... but trying to be too GenreSavvy here will certainly backfire.

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* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', there is a quest that involves the player character doing investigations for Aldeth Sashenstar in his offices under the pretense of being his childhood friend. One of his business partners whose behaviour you are there to investigate (and who is himself in fact a doppleganger impostor) asks you whether, if you were Aldeth's childhood friend, you were friends with Dabron as well. Since Dabron is in truth Aldeth's real brother, it's showing ignorance that will give you away at this point, not that it makes a difference for the plot. It's not clear whether this is ''intended'' as a subversion, since the doppleganger could simply be straightforwardly trying to catch you not knowing what it's talking about... but trying to be too GenreSavvy here will certainly backfire.
6th Apr '18 9:09:49 AM MikeW
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* Visiting the X-Mansion, Banshee starts to sense something is wrong. Seeing Bishop and Gambit, he makes an offhand remark of how "now that the Professor is walking again," he's been busy. When both men agree, Banshee knows they're imposters as Professor X is still in his wheelchair.
* Wonder Woman and Captain Atom are out to rescue Steve Trevor from shape-shifting Durlans. They're separated and "Atom" comes to Diana to say he found Trevor. Suspicious, Diana asks if he also found Captain Nate Adam." When "Atom" says he did, Diana knows this is a Durlan...as Nate Adam ''is'' Captain Atom.
13th Mar '18 8:27:29 AM janusmaxwell
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* Due to an earlier case of OneDialogueTwoConversations, Ranma is convinced Mandy and her friends are his handlers in ''[[http://cartoon.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600095039&chapter=4 How I Learned to Love a Wild Horse]]'' but eventually notices that they're asking questions they should already have the answer to. He doesn't really get it until they ask about his sister, at which point he asks which school his sister goes to. They make a decent guess but if they were his handlers from WOOHP, they'd know he doesn't have a sister.[[note]]Ironically due to Britney giving bad intel, his actual handlers don't know either.[[/note]]

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* Due to an earlier case of OneDialogueTwoConversations, Ranma is convinced Mandy and her friends are his handlers in ''[[http://cartoon.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600095039&chapter=4 How I Learned to Love a the Wild Horse]]'' but eventually notices that they're asking questions they should already have the answer to. He doesn't really get it until they ask about his sister, at which point he asks which school his sister goes to. They make a decent guess but if they were his handlers from WOOHP, they'd know he doesn't have a sister.[[note]]Ironically due to Britney giving bad intel, his actual handlers don't know either.[[/note]]
22nd Feb '18 6:53:31 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/{{Ronin}}'', [[spoiler:Sean Bean's Spence character is revealed to be a wannabee fraud of a spy when he is asked, by Sam (RobertDeNiro), what the color of the boathouse at Hereford is (the main British SAS base), and is unable to provide an answer. After a shamed Spence shuffles away, Sam is asked what the color of the boathouse actually is, and he replies, "Hell if I know."]]

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* In ''Film/{{Ronin}}'', [[spoiler:Sean Bean's Spence character is revealed to be a wannabee fraud of a spy when he is asked, by Sam (RobertDeNiro), (Creator/RobertDeNiro), what the color of the boathouse at Hereford is (the main British SAS base), and is unable to provide an answer. After a shamed Spence shuffles away, Sam is asked what the color of the boathouse actually is, and he replies, "Hell if I know."]]
28th Jan '18 11:37:53 AM CheeseDogX
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** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', the Ministry advises people to ask this kind of question to make sure a Death Eater isn't impersonating your friend. Harry quickly figures out for himself that when magical compulsion is one of the favorite tools of the bad guys, this sort of thing is the barest of bare-bones contingencies.

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** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', the Ministry advises people to ask this kind of question to make sure a Death Eater isn't impersonating your friend. Harry quickly figures out for himself that when magical compulsion is one of the favorite tools of the bad guys, this sort of thing is the barest of bare-bones contingencies. Dumbledore states that agrees with him.
28th Jan '18 11:35:45 AM CheeseDogX
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* In ''Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', Uncle Monty exposes Count Olaf (pretending to be a herpetologist named Stefano) as an imposter by asking him to milk Petunia the snake. "Stefano" started looking for udders.

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* In ''Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', Uncle Monty exposes Count Olaf (pretending to be a herpetologist named Stefano) as an imposter by asking him to milk Petunia the snake. "Stefano" started looking for udders. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, while Monty realizes Stefano is an imposter, he doesn't realize that he's Count Olaf, which leads to his death.]]
16th Jan '18 11:11:24 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness'', Hisoka suspects that Tsuzuki is possessed by a demon and tells him, as usual, to bring something to eat for the Chief. He "reminds" Tsuzuki that the Chief hates sweets, and when Tsuzuki falls for it, he knows it's an impostor. (The chief has a notorious SweetTooth.)

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* In ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness'', Hisoka suspects that Tsuzuki is possessed by a demon and tells him, as usual, to bring something to eat for the Chief. their boss Chief Konoe. He "reminds" Tsuzuki that the Chief Konoe hates sweets, and when Tsuzuki falls for it, he knows it's an impostor. (The chief (Konoe has a notorious SweetTooth.)
14th Jan '18 9:46:23 PM WildeOscar
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** Yeah, they won--oh, damn!

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** [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Yeah, they won--oh, damn!damn!]]
14th Jan '18 9:41:43 PM WildeOscar
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** Yeah, they won--oh, damn!
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