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11th Jan '17 7:56:23 AM VenomousSeal
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* In [[VideoGame/BatmanThTellTaleSeries]], the leader of the Children of Arkham is voiced by [[Creator/StevenBlum]], until the reveal that [[spoiler:she]] is really [[spoiler:Vicki Vale]].
4th Jan '17 4:11:04 AM Solle
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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, someone is known only as TheVoice before an in-person actor is cast 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 Sometimes, a character is too easily recognised when they are meant they're in disguise. The solution: bringing on a different actor to impersonate someone else play the character whenever they're wearing their disguise, to wrong-foot the audience for a trained eye and ear can usually tell when that person is actually portraying that role. while.

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 through the miracle of LatexPerfection, one character is played by two actors. Alternatively, TheRashomon shows hypothetical reveals of the subject, someone is known only as TheVoice before an in-person actor is cast cast, or there are AlternateUniverse counterparts who don't look exactly alike.
3rd Nov '16 6:25:49 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.]]
26th Oct '16 4:54:51 PM Ekelai
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* In the series finale of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', [[spoiler: Stan and Ford pull a TwinSwitch to fool Bill Cipher and, up until Bill sees that he accidentally dealed his way into Stan's mind instead of Ford's, Stan ([[DescendedCreator Alex Hirsch]]) and Ford (J.K. Simmons) swap voice actors - Stan lampshading to Bill his ability to mimic his brother's voice.]]



* In the series finale of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', [[spoiler: Stan and Ford pull a TwinSwitch to fool Bill Cipher and, up until Bill sees that he accidentally dealed his way into Stan's mind instead of Ford's, Stan ([[DescendedCreator Alex Hirsch]]) and Ford (J.K. Simmons) swap voice actors - Stan lampshading to Bill his ability to mimic his brother's voice.]]

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* In the series finale of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', [[spoiler: Stan and Ford pull a TwinSwitch to fool Bill Cipher and, up until Bill sees that he accidentally dealed his way into Stan's mind instead of Ford's, Stan ([[DescendedCreator Alex Hirsch]]) and Ford (J.K. Simmons) swap voice actors - Stan lampshading to Bill his ability to mimic his brother's voice.]]
26th Oct '16 4:54:31 PM Ekelai
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* In the series finale of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', [[spoiler: Stan and Ford pull a TwinSwitch to fool Bill Cipher and, up until Bill sees that he accidentally dealed his way into Stan's mind instead of Ford's, Stan ([[DescendedCreator Alex Hirsch]]) and Ford (J.K. Simmons) swap voice actors - Stan lampshading to Bill his ability to mimic his brother's voice.]]
26th Sep '16 9:57:35 PM Premonition45
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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 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.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has played this ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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straight in "The Great Money Caper" (Grampa 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 Creator/HarryShearer) and Creator/HarryShearer.
** In
"The Frying Game" (the Game", Mrs. Bellamy, 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]]). FullBodyDisguise]].
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Given the range of several of the actors 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 Creator/HarryShearer (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.told, whereas the real State Comptroller was voiced by Creator/HankAzaria.
9th Sep '16 7:52:24 PM jormis29
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* A deleted scene in ''Secret Window'' (that was not from [[spoiler:Creator/JohnnyDepp]]'s perspective) shows [[spoiler: Shooter (played by a very recognizable John Turturro) starting a fire. Due to TheReveal, this means that, instead of playing Shooter, Turturro is actually playing Depp's character. The director thought having Turturro appear in a scene with an objective [=POV=] wouldn't make sense in this context, thus the scene was removed from the film. The only scenes where Turturro appears in the final cut are from Depp's perspective]].

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* A deleted scene in ''Secret Window'' ''Film/SecretWindow'' (that was not from [[spoiler:Creator/JohnnyDepp]]'s perspective) shows [[spoiler: Shooter (played by a very recognizable John Turturro) starting a fire. Due to TheReveal, this means that, instead of playing Shooter, Turturro is actually playing Depp's character. The director thought having Turturro appear in a scene with an objective [=POV=] wouldn't make sense in this context, thus the scene was removed from the film. The only scenes where Turturro appears in the final cut are from Depp's perspective]].
24th Aug '16 8:07:23 PM trulymadmoves
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** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': The MonsterOfTheWeek (a vampire) is believed to be Daphne's mom. She even has the same VA, Creator/KathSoucie. From the same series, the Crybaby Clown, voiced by Creator/MarkHamill, is really [[spoiler: Baylon Hotner voiced by Matt Lanter.]]


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** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': The MonsterOfTheWeek (a vampire) is believed to be Daphne's mom. She even has the same VA, Creator/KathSoucie. From the same series, the Crybaby Clown, voiced by Creator/MarkHamill, is really [[spoiler: Baylor Hotner voiced by Matt Lanter.]] More than any previous series, ''Mystery Incorporated'' usually casts different actors as the disguised villains, as the series is more arc-based than previous ones and some identities ''need'' to be hidden to keep up the suspense. One exception is when the villains, both in and out of disguise, have the ''incredibly'' distinct voices of James Hong and Creator/GeorgeTakei.
1st Aug '16 2:21:19 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Applied by Wrestling/{{WCW}}, when it was felt the Wrestling/{{Sting}}[=/=]Wrestling/RicFlair feud had run its course. Enter "The Black Scorpion", a new opponent for Sting whose face was concealed. {{The reveal}} was to be Wrestling/UltimateWarrior, but WCW couldn't contract him in the end. Still, it had a promising way to play the trope straight with Ole Anderson, but he suffered an injury. So they went with the {{anticlimactic|unmasking}} but still straight option of revealing The Black Scorpion was actually, Ric Flair!

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* Applied by Wrestling/{{WCW}}, when it was felt the Wrestling/{{Sting}}[=/=]Wrestling/RicFlair feud had run its course. Enter "The Black Scorpion", a new opponent for Sting whose face was concealed. {{The reveal}} was to be Wrestling/UltimateWarrior, but WCW couldn't contract him in the end. Still, it had a promising way to play the trope straight with Ole Anderson, but he suffered an injury. So they went with the {{anticlimactic|unmasking}} [[AntiClimacticUnmasking anticlimactic]] but still straight option of revealing The Black Scorpion was actually, Ric Flair!
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]].
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