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19th Nov '17 4:27:23 AM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBeatles'' episode "No Reply" had the boys on vacation in Hawaii where there are suddenly two Pauls. One of them is a criminal master of disguise named Anyface, and nobody can tell who is who until a bevy of fangirls show up. The impostor does not run.
* ''WesternAnimation/PunkyBrewster'': In "Double Your Punky," while she's out on a neighborhood picnic, Glomer creates a clone of her from a photograph. The clone is obnoxious, and towards the end after the twists, the two Punkys scuffle with each other. The only individual who picks out the real Punky is her dog Brandon, who recognizes her scent.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheBeatles'' episode "No Reply" had the boys on vacation in Hawaii where there are suddenly two Pauls. One of them is a criminal master of disguise named Anyface, and nobody can tell who is who until a bevy of fangirls show up. The impostor does not run.
* ''WesternAnimation/PunkyBrewster'': In "Double Your Punky," while she's out on a neighborhood picnic, Glomer creates a clone of her from a photograph. The clone is obnoxious, and towards the end after the twists, the two Punkys scuffle with each other. The only individual who picks out the real Punky is her dog Brandon, who recognizes her scent.
19th Nov '17 4:24:39 AM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBeatles'' episode "No Reply" had the boys on vacation in Hawaii where there are suddenly two Pauls. One of them is a criminal master of disguise named Anyface, and nobody can tell who is who until a bevy of fangirls show up. The impostor does not run.
* ''WesternAnimation/PunkyBrewster'': In "Double Your Punky," while she's out on a neighborhood picnic, Glomer creates a clone of her from a photograph. The clone is obnoxious, and towards the end after the twists, the two Punkys scuffle with each other. The only individual who picks out the real Punky is her dog Brandon, who recognizes her scent.
18th Nov '17 6:59:26 PM JBK405
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* Major Marquis Warren and Bob go back-and-forth with each other throughout the first half of ''Film/TheHatefulEight''. Warren takes an instant dislike to Bob and doubts his claim that Minnie is visiting her mother and left Bob in charge while she's gone. Eventually Warren stops pressing the point because Bob manages to correctly respond to the traps that Warren lays out to catch him (The first one being able to identify the type of tobacco Minnie smokes) [[spoiler:It turns out that Bob ''is'' lying, and had helped kill Minnie before Warren arrived. He was able to dodge Warren's questions because he heard Minnie talk a bit before the rest of the gang killed her]].
15th Nov '17 1:55:22 PM MikeW
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* In the Creator/CliveCussler novel ''Iceberg'', hero Dirk Pitt meets scientist/busineswoman Kristi Fyrie at a dinner. From the start, Pitt thinks something is off as Kristi talks of having spent years in the South American jungles but Pitt [[SpotTheImposter notes her skin is nowhere tan enough for that.]] He talks of wanting a steak that's basically an enchida seaweed and she agrees it's a delicious dish in New Guinea. Later in the book, Pitt explains it to an ally who doesn't grasp it at first.
-->'''Pitt''': How would you react if I said I just barbecued a New York cut steak wrapped in porcupine quills?
-->'''Ally''': I'd say something.
-->'''Pitt''': You get the idea.
** A slight subversion in that it turns out [[spoiler: Pitt believed Kristi was an imposter posing as the sister of the late Krisjan Frye; in reality, she ''is'' Frye having secretly undergone a sex change.]]
4th Nov '17 9:38:19 AM Premonition45
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*** In "Face of the Enemy", Troi is forced to impersonate Major Rakal, a Romulan [[SecretPolice Tal Shiar]] [[ThePoliticalOfficer officer]], aboard a Romulan Warbird. The Warbird's commander, Toreth, [[JurisdictionFriction already distrusting of Tal Shiar officers]], tries to pull this on Troi by asking about Rakal's life story, e.g. where she went to school. Troi gets out of this [[DispenseWithThePleasantries by telling Toreth to just get to her point]].



* In the [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]] episode ''Whispers'', Bashir is performing a medical exam on [[spoiler:Replicant O'Brien]], who's quite irritated at the length of the exam. Bashir wraps up by asking if his parents are in good health. Bashir knows that the real man's mother died two years ago and is hoping to goad the imposter into a wrong answer. But the replicant, having all of [[spoiler:O'Brien's]] memories, snaps that Bashir knows full well that his mother is dead.

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In the [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]] ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Face of the Enemy", Troi is forced to impersonate Major Rakal, a Romulan [[SecretPolice Tal Shiar]] [[ThePoliticalOfficer officer]], aboard a Romulan Warbird. The Warbird's commander, Toreth, [[JurisdictionFriction already distrusting of Tal Shiar officers]], tries to pull this on Troi by asking about Rakal's life story, e.g. where she went to school. Troi gets out of this [[DispenseWithThePleasantries by telling Toreth to just get to her point]].
** In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''
episode ''Whispers'', Bashir is performing a medical exam on [[spoiler:Replicant O'Brien]], who's quite irritated at the length of the exam. Bashir wraps up by asking if his parents are in good health. Bashir knows that the real man's mother died two years ago and is hoping to goad the imposter into a wrong answer. But the replicant, having all of [[spoiler:O'Brien's]] memories, snaps that Bashir knows full well that his mother is dead.
4th Nov '17 9:35:48 AM Premonition45
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*** Likewise, in "Allegiance", Picard mentions [[CalBack a recent, still-classified incident]] in front of a fake Starfleet cadet, knowing that a real one would have no way of recognizing the comment as anything but a meaningless name.

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*** Likewise, in "Allegiance", Picard mentions [[CalBack [[CallBack a recent, still-classified incident]] in front of a fake Starfleet cadet, knowing that a real one would have no way of recognizing the comment as anything but a meaningless name.
4th Nov '17 9:35:35 AM Premonition45
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*** Likewise, in "Allegiance", Picard mentions a recent, still-classified incident in front of a fake Starfleet cadet, knowing that a real one would have no way of recognizing the comment as anything but a meaningless name.


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*** Likewise, in "Allegiance", Picard mentions [[CalBack a recent, still-classified incident]] in front of a fake Starfleet cadet, knowing that a real one would have no way of recognizing the comment as anything but a meaningless name.
*** In "Face of the Enemy", Troi is forced to impersonate Major Rakal, a Romulan [[SecretPolice Tal Shiar]] [[ThePoliticalOfficer officer]], aboard a Romulan Warbird. The Warbird's commander, Toreth, [[JurisdictionFriction already distrusting of Tal Shiar officers]], tries to pull this on Troi by asking about Rakal's life story, e.g. where she went to school. Troi gets out of this [[DispenseWithThePleasantries by telling Toreth to just get to her point]].
27th Oct '17 6:42:44 AM ChronoLegion
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* In an episode of ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Cisco and Caitlin try to bluff Laurel's Earth-2 double Black Siren by pretending to be their own {{Evil Doppelganger}}s Reverb and Killer Frost, respectively. It seems to work at first, then Black Siren tosses a random object to "Reverb". Cisco catches it, only for Black Siren to reveal that all doppelgangers from Earth-2 have a different dominant hand. It's also possible that [[spoiler:she's aware that the real Reverb and Killer Frost have been killed by Zoom]]. This ends up being forgotten in future episodes, as the presence of multiple parallel Earths makes that nonsensical.
20th Sep '17 5:58:35 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', the "main" universe Cyborg infiltrates the parallel universe Regime by posing as his own counterpart. Regime! Catwoman notices something is off with him, and starts acting as though the two of them have been having an affair. When he tries to play along, she knows he's a fake.
5th Sep '17 8:36:51 PM magmablock
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->'''The Terminator:''' ''[to John]'' What's the dog's name?\\

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->'''The Terminator:''' ->'''T-800:''' ''[to John]'' What's the dog's name?\\



'''The Terminator:''' ''[impersonating John's voice]'' Hey Janelle, what's wrong with Wolfie? I can hear him barking. Is he okay?\\
'''Janelle (T-1000):''' Wolfie's fine, John. Wolfie's just fine. Where are you?\\
'''The Terminator:''' ''[hangs up]'' Your foster parents are dead.

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'''The Terminator:''' '''T-800:''' ''[impersonating John's voice]'' Hey Janelle, what's wrong with Wolfie? I can hear him barking. Is he okay?\\
'''Janelle (T-1000):''' ([[VoluntaryShapeshifting T-1000]]):''' Wolfie's fine, John. Wolfie's just fine. Where are you?\\
'''The Terminator:''' '''T-800:''' ''[hangs up]'' Your foster parents are dead.
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