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7th Jun '16 8:58:25 PM PaulA
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* Used for a plot twist near the end of ''[[Creator/MontagueRhodesJames A Warning To The Curious]]'' where the ghost (John Kearney) tricks both the protagonist and the audience by disguising as [[spoiler:Dr. Black]], and, for that scene, is appropriately played by [[spoiler:Black's actor, Clive Swift]].

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* Used for a plot twist near the end of ''[[Creator/MontagueRhodesJames A ''Series/AGhostStoryForChristmas''[='s=] adaptation of Creator/MontagueRhodesJames's "A Warning To The Curious]]'' where to the Curious": the ghost (John Kearney) tricks both the protagonist and the audience by disguising as [[spoiler:Dr. Black]], and, for that scene, is appropriately played by [[spoiler:Black's actor, Clive Swift]].
7th Jun '16 11:42:57 AM Katsuhagi
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* In ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', when supposed time traveler John Titor's text is read aloud he's voiced by Hiroshi Tsuchida in Japanese and Patrick Seitz, which hides the fact that he's actually [[spoiler:Amane Suzuha, who just to add even more of a mask is in reality female]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', when supposed time traveler John Titor's text is read aloud he's voiced by Hiroshi Tsuchida in Japanese and Patrick Seitz, Seitz in English, which hides the fact that he's actually [[spoiler:Amane Suzuha, who just to add even more of a mask is in reality female]].[[GenderMisdirection female]]]].
25th May '16 12:58:22 AM KJMackley
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People tend to have very distinctive appearance, voice and mannerisms, as such when they are meant to impersonate someone else a trained eye and ear can usually tell when that person is actually portraying that role. This often happens when an actor is too famous to disguise their identity from the audience. The solution is to cast someone to be the mask; in other words, bring on a different actor to play the character whenever they are wearing their disguise. Through the miracle of LatexPerfection, one character is played by two actors. Alternatively, TheRashomon shows hypothetical reveals of the subject or there are AlternateUniverse counterparts who don't look exactly alike.

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People tend to have very distinctive appearance, voice and mannerisms, as such when they are meant to impersonate someone else a trained eye and ear can usually tell when that person is actually portraying that role. This often happens when an actor is too famous to disguise their identity from the audience. The solution is to cast someone to be the mask; in other words, bring on a different actor to play the character whenever they are wearing their disguise. Through the miracle of LatexPerfection, one character is played by two actors. Alternatively, TheRashomon shows hypothetical reveals of the subject subject, someone is known only as TheVoice before an in-person actor is cast or there are AlternateUniverse counterparts who don't look exactly alike.
25th May '16 12:55:34 AM KJMackley
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People tend to have very distinctive appearance, voice and mannerisms, as such when they are meant to impersonate someone else a trained eye and ear can usually tell when that person is actually portraying that role. This often happens when an actor is too famous to disguise their identity from the audience. The solution is to cast someone to be the mask; in other words, bring on a different actor to play the character whenever they are wearing their disguise. Through the miracle of LatexPerfection, one character is played by two actors. Alternatively, TheRashomon shows hypothetical reveals of the subject or there are AlternativeUniverse counterparts who don't look exactly alike.

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People tend to have very distinctive appearance, voice and mannerisms, as such when they are meant to impersonate someone else a trained eye and ear can usually tell when that person is actually portraying that role. This often happens when an actor is too famous to disguise their identity from the audience. The solution is to cast someone to be the mask; in other words, bring on a different actor to play the character whenever they are wearing their disguise. Through the miracle of LatexPerfection, one character is played by two actors. Alternatively, TheRashomon shows hypothetical reveals of the subject or there are AlternativeUniverse AlternateUniverse counterparts who don't look exactly alike.
25th May '16 12:55:21 AM KJMackley
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When an actor is too famous, looks too distinct or sounds too distinct to disguise their identity from the audience, cast someone to be the mask; in other words, bring on a different actor to play the character whenever they are wearing their disguise.

This way (one can only hope) the audience won't guess the secret, at least not until you want them to.

Although this is often done for villains, it is not limited to them.

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When People tend to have very distinctive appearance, voice and mannerisms, as such when they are meant to impersonate someone else a trained eye and ear can usually tell when that person is actually portraying that role. This often happens when an actor is too famous, looks too distinct or sounds too distinct famous to disguise their identity from the audience, audience. The solution is to cast someone to be the mask; in other words, bring on a different actor to play the character whenever they are wearing their disguise.

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Although this is often done for villains, it is not limited to them.
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1st May '16 5:02:47 AM aye_amber
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has played this straight in "The Great Money Caper" (Grampa Simpson, voiced by Creator/DanCastellaneta, disguises himself by means of a latex mask as a judge, and speaks in a Judge Snyder-esque voice by HarryShearer) and "The Frying Game" (the old lady Homer thought he killed, Mrs. Bellamy, was voiced by Frances Sternhagen, until she [[spoiler:revealed herself to be Carmen Electra in a FullBodyDisguise]]). Given the range of several of the actors they also avert this a few times, such as when Otto disguised himself as the State Comptroller in "Lisa Gets an 'A'", Harry Shearer (Otto's regular voice actor) still supplied the fake State Comptroller's voice, but it sounded radically different from Otto, meaning you likely wouldn't guess it's the same actor unless told.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has played this straight in "The Great Money Caper" (Grampa Simpson, voiced by Creator/DanCastellaneta, disguises himself by means of a latex mask as a judge, and speaks in a Judge Snyder-esque voice by HarryShearer) Creator/HarryShearer) and "The Frying Game" (the old lady Homer thought he killed, Mrs. Bellamy, was voiced by Frances Sternhagen, until she [[spoiler:revealed herself to be Carmen Electra in a FullBodyDisguise]]). Given the range of several of the actors they also avert this a few times, such as when Otto disguised himself as the State Comptroller in "Lisa Gets an 'A'", Harry Shearer (Otto's regular voice actor) still supplied the fake State Comptroller's voice, but it sounded radically different from Otto, meaning you likely wouldn't guess it's the same actor unless told.
27th Mar '16 5:02:43 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''Anime/GurrenLagann'', the narrator is revealed at the end to be [[spoiler:an older Simon]], but in both English and Japanese they have different [=VAs=]...except in the epilogue, which is how it's revealed in the first place.

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* In ''Anime/GurrenLagann'', ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', the narrator is revealed at the end to be [[spoiler:an older Simon]], but in both English and Japanese they have different [=VAs=]...except in the epilogue, which is how it's revealed in the first place.
22nd Mar '16 8:38:55 PM WileK209
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*** Another couple of early examples from the original series include the Ape Man, vocal effects by Vic Perrin, actually being [[spoiler:Carl the Stuntman, voiced by Creator/CaseyKasem]], and the Snow Ghost, again voiced by Vic Perrin, really being [[spoiler:Mr. Greenway, voiced by Hal Smith.]]
1st Mar '16 5:49:45 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', when Danny discovered his power to overshadow people, his host had his eyes and his voice. It's later demonstrated by other ghosts that those with more experience can hide their eye color and speak in the host's voice.
24th Feb '16 3:47:41 PM sonikkuruzu
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* In ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'', Keyser Soze is played by multiple people before being [[spoiler: revealed as Kevin Spacey's character]]. This is more a case of TheRashomon overlapping with UnreliableNarrator, though.

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* In ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'', Keyser Soze Söze is played by multiple people before being [[spoiler: revealed as Kevin Spacey's character]]. This is more a case of TheRashomon overlapping with UnreliableNarrator, though.
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