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11th Apr '17 10:33:36 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'' cast Creator/TonyTodd to provide the voice for Season 2's masked BigBad, Zoom, to disguise his true identity as [[spoiler:Hunter Zolomon (Teddy Sears), who was posing as Jay Garrick]]. In the following season, the same trick was used, with Tobin Bell providing the voice of Dr. Alchemy, who was actually [[spoiler:Julian Albert (Tom Felton)]]. In a rare twist, the voice of the disguise has plot significance: [[spoiler:the voice actually belongs to [[BigBad Savitar]], who is using Julian (who wasn't even aware that he ''was'' Alchemy) as an avatar to serve his purposes.]]

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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'' cast Creator/TonyTodd to provide the voice for Season 2's masked BigBad, Zoom, to disguise his true identity as [[spoiler:Hunter Zolomon (Teddy Sears), who was posing as Jay Garrick]]. In the following season, the same trick was used, with Tobin Bell providing the voice of Dr. Alchemy, who was actually [[spoiler:Julian Albert (Tom Felton)]]. In a rare twist, the voice of the disguise has plot significance: [[spoiler:the voice actually belongs to [[BigBad Savitar]], who is using Julian (who wasn't even aware that he ''was'' Alchemy) as an avatar to serve his purposes. Savitar's identity still remains a secret.]]
4th Apr '17 10:42:59 PM MisterCPC
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** At the end of "The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne" Hugo Strange gloats to Batman about discovering his secret identity as Bruce Wayne, and rubs it in his face that even if he kept his RoguesGallery from finding the truth out he'll still know and find a way to expose him. Strange immediately shuts up when Bruce Wayne suddenly appears next to Batman and reveals that the two have been working together in a sting operation to catch Strange. [[spoiler:After the scientist is carted off to prison, "Bruce's" voice suddenly changes and he pulls his mask off, revealing it was Dick Grayson impersonating Bruce, doubling as a ChekhovsGunman since Robin hadn't been seen since the first scene.]]
26th Mar '17 8:29:43 PM FF32
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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]].

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* In [[VideoGame/BatmanThTellTaleSeries]], ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTellTaleSeries'', the leader of the Children of Arkham is voiced by [[Creator/StevenBlum]], Creator/SteveBlum, until the reveal that [[spoiler:she]] is really [[spoiler:Vicki Vale]].
19th Mar '17 7:49:49 PM Rebu
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', set in the same universe as ''The Flash'', also uses the aforementioned dubbing trick in Season 5, casting Creator/MichaelDorn to provide the voice of Prometheus, who is actually [[spoiler:apparent ally Adrian Chase, played by Josh Segarra]].

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', set in the same universe as ''The Flash'', also uses the aforementioned dubbing trick in Season 5, casting Creator/MichaelDorn to provide the voice of Prometheus, who is actually [[spoiler:apparent ally Adrian Chase, played by Josh Segarra]].Segarra.]] Vigilante is voiced by Mick Wingert, who voices no other characters on the show. [[spoiler:For bonus points, one comics version of Vigilante is named "Adrian Chase". They wanted comic fans to realize Chase was a villain, but pointed them at the wrong villain]].
14th Mar '17 2:59:03 AM Silverblade2
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** In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker (Creator/MarkHamill) is actually revealed to be [[spoiler:Tim Drake (Dean Stockwell) under some sort of Sci Fi DemonicPossession]]. To make it more surprising, there is [[spoiler:a RedHerring suspect who both [[PaperThinDisguise looks a lot like the Joker and is also voiced by Mark Hamill]]]].

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** In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker (Creator/MarkHamill) is actually revealed to be [[spoiler:Tim Drake (Dean Stockwell) under some sort of Sci Fi DemonicPossession]]. To make it more surprising, there is [[spoiler:a RedHerring suspect who both [[PaperThinDisguise looks a lot like the Joker and is also voiced by Mark Hamill]]]].
2nd Mar '17 4:13:22 PM DeCarta
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'' cast Creator/TonyTodd to provide the voice for Season 2's masked BigBad, Zoom, to disguise his true identity as [[spoiler:Hunter Zolomon (Teddy Sears), who was posing as Jay Garrick]]. In the following season, the same trick was used, with Tobin Bell providing the voice of Dr. Alchemy, who was actually [[spoiler:Julian Albert (Tom Felton)]]. In a rare twist, the voice of the disguise has plot significance: [[spoiler:the voice actually belongs to [[BigBad Savitar]], who is using Julian (who wasn't even aware that he ''was'' Alchemy) as an avatar to serve his purposes.]]
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', set in the same universe as ''The Flash'', also uses the aforementioned dubbing trick in Season 5, casting Creator/MichaelDorn to provide the voice of Prometheus, who is actually [[spoiler:apparent ally Adrian Chase, played by Josh Segarra]].
24th Feb '17 4:17:31 PM marcoasalazarm
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26th Jan '17 2:28:43 AM MisterCPC
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode "Planet of the Capes," Darkwing travels to superhero Comet Guy's home planet, to take the place of the planet's one powerless citizen Ordinary Guy, so the superheroes have someone to save. Throughout the episode, Darkwing and Comet Guy are unknowingly spied on by a shadowy figure with a deep voice provided by Creator/JimCummings. The figure eventually shows himself at the end of the second act and ditches his disguise and voice changer, revealing himself to be Ordinary Guy, now voiced by Rob Palillo, who grew sick of Comet Guy putting him in danger to save him all the time and has decided to become a villain.
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.
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