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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'':
** Played
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]].
**
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]].
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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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.

The hope is that this
way (one can only hope) the audience won't or can'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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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.
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