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27th Jun '17 5:08:21 PM nombretomado
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* In an old WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tortoise_Beats_Hare Tortoise Beats Hare]]'', Bugs is wondering how it could be possible for the Tortoise to beat the Hare in Aesop's fables. As TheOtherWiki puts it, 'Bugs is left wondering if he's been tricked; then all ten turtles approach and reply, "Hmmm...eh, it's a possibility!"'

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* In an old WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tortoise_Beats_Hare Tortoise Beats Hare]]'', Bugs is wondering how it could be possible for the Tortoise to beat the Hare in Aesop's fables. As TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki puts it, 'Bugs is left wondering if he's been tricked; then all ten turtles approach and reply, "Hmmm...eh, it's a possibility!"'
9th Jun '17 1:59:19 PM LummoxJR
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* "Alfie" the highwayman in ''Literature/{{Below}}'' was invented by Harry to make it harder for authorities or bounty hunters to track him and his men down. Different men play the part of Alfie at different times, with different features and sometimes even letting slip a glimpse of false tattoos or scars. (Harry's missing eye, however, is always kept concealed.) The others all use false names that frequently change. As a result, Alfie is a LivingLegend with no consistent description.
24th May '17 5:37:23 AM Koveras
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* ''Manga/{{Gamma}}'' eventually reveals that [[spoiler:Lily Cure]] was not a singular MagicalGirl but a two-girl team, except one of them had RetGone ''herself'' in order to prevent the other from dying at the end of their tenure.
6th May '17 10:54:26 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': As revealed in [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E02TheAntillesExtraction "The Antilles Extraction"]], the Rebel informant(s) Fulcrum is this.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': As revealed in [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E02TheAntillesExtraction "The Antilles Extraction"]], the Rebel informant(s) Fulcrum is this. The one in season 1, [[spoiler:Ahsoka Tano,]] was the original, and came up with the identity. By the time of the show, there are an unknown number of agents operating under the codename. Season 3's Fulcrum II turns out to be [[spoiler:[[HeelFaceTurn Agent]] [[WalkingSpoiler Kallus]]]]. Supplementary material reveals that ''Film/RogueOne''[='=]s Cassian Andor also worked as a Fulcrum.
6th May '17 10:52:16 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Film/HotFuzz'': [[spoiler:Turns out the local version of Neighbourhood Watch did it.]]
* In the Richard Pryor film, ''Film/{{Moving}}'', his twin sons pretend to be the same child at school.
* The big twist in ''Film/ThePrestige'' is that [[spoiler:Alfred Borden and his "assistant" are actually twin brothers who take turns being the public face of Alfred Borden.]]



* In the Richard Pryor film, ''Film/{{Moving}}'', his twin sons pretend to be the same child at school.
* The big twist in ''Film/ThePrestige'' is that [[spoiler:Alfred Borden and his "assistant" are actually twin brothers who take turns being the public face of Alfred Borden.]]
* ''Film/HotFuzz'': [[spoiler:Turns out the local version of Neighbourhood Watch did it.]]



* ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}'':
** In some of the novels, Bernardo also wears the Literature/{{Zorro}} costume in order to distract and mislead pursuers. Bernardo Has also been known to play the part of Zorro to divert suspicion from Diego while he has an alibi (Such as being imprisoned or questioned on suspicion of being Zorro). Zorro's friend and sometimes love interest/accomplice Lolita Pulido has also donned the mask.
** In Creator/IsabelAllende's novel, Zorro starts as Diego's SecretIdentity, but ends up as the CollectiveIdentity of him, Bernardo (that Diego trained in swordmanship when he realized that Bernardo would not be deterred from doing this) and [[AuthorAvatar Isabela de Romeu]] (who butted in when Diego was arrested under suspicion of being Zorro while the BigBad kept Bernardo under surveillance. Diego was unable to convince her to desist, and she would become Zorro from time to time).
* The Opera Ghost in ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'' is two people. ("You recognize him ''because'' he's wearing a mask? Think about what you're saying!") [[spoiler: There was no agreement involved, however - the villain of the book co-opts the "Ghost" persona, planning to let the original Ghost take the fall for his crimes.]]
* In Creator/BenBova's novel ''The Multiple Man'' [[spoiler:the President of the United States]] is actually a set of seven cloned siblings. Each of the clones is a specialist in one area of the job; the one who specialized in [[spoiler: the "making friends and winning elections" part]] is the one most often seen in public.



* The titular outlaw in ''Jackaroo'' by Cynthia Voight is an identity used by multiple characters. Some of them actually try to live up to the Robin Hood-esque legends about the character; others...not so much.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': The titular outlaw Opera Ghost in ''Jackaroo'' by Cynthia Voight ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'' is an identity used by multiple characters. Some of them actually try to live up to the Robin Hood-esque legends two people. ("You recognize him ''because'' he's wearing a mask? Think about what you're saying!") [[spoiler: There was no agreement involved, however - the character; others...not so much.villain of the book co-opts the "Ghost" persona, planning to let the original Ghost take the fall for his crimes.]]



* The titular outlaw in ''Jackaroo'' by Cynthia Voight is an identity used by multiple characters. Some of them actually try to live up to the Robin Hood-esque legends about the character; others... not so much.
* In Creator/BenBova's novel ''The Multiple Man'' [[spoiler:the President of the United States]] is actually a set of seven cloned siblings. Each of the clones is a specialist in one area of the job; the one who specialized in [[spoiler: the "making friends and winning elections" part]] is the one most often seen in public.



* ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}'':
** In some of the novels, Bernardo also wears the Literature/{{Zorro}} costume in order to distract and mislead pursuers. Bernardo Has also been known to play the part of Zorro to divert suspicion from Diego while he has an alibi (Such as being imprisoned or questioned on suspicion of being Zorro). Zorro's friend and sometimes love interest/accomplice Lolita Pulido has also donned the mask.
** In Creator/IsabelAllende's novel, Zorro starts as Diego's SecretIdentity, but ends up as the CollectiveIdentity of him, Bernardo (that Diego trained in swordmanship when he realized that Bernardo would not be deterred from doing this) and [[AuthorAvatar Isabela de Romeu]] (who butted in when Diego was arrested under suspicion of being Zorro while the BigBad kept Bernardo under surveillance. Diego was unable to convince her to desist, and she would become Zorro from time to time).



* The brief TV Series ''Series/ZorroAndSon is actually about an older Don Diego training his son, Don Carlos, to take his place.

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* Usually, the Hood on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' is Oliver, but on occasion it's Dig (when Oliver needs to interact with him or be obviously not in the same place as him).
* The brief TV Series ''Series/ZorroAndSon is actually about an older Don Diego training his son, Don Carlos, to take his place.four brothers in ''Series/HimitsuNoHanazono'' work together as the mangaka Yuriko Hanazono.
* In ''Series/HumanTarget'', it turns out that Chance's name isn't Chance: the identity of Christopher Chance has been handed down for years.



* In ''Series/HumanTarget,'' it turns out that Chance's name isn't Chance: the identity of Christopher Chance has been handed down for years.
* The four brothers in ''Series/HimitsuNoHanazono'' work together as the mangaka Yuriko Hanazono.



* Usually, the Hood on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' is Oliver, but on occasion it's Dig (when Oliver needs to interact with him or be obviously not in the same place as him).

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* Usually, the Hood on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' The brief TV Series ''Series/ZorroAndSon'' is Oliver, but on occasion it's Dig (when Oliver needs actually about an older Don Diego training his son, Don Carlos, to interact with him or be obviously not in the same place as him).take his place.



* In an old WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tortoise_Beats_Hare Tortoise Beats Hare,]]'' Bugs is wondering how it could be possible for the Tortoise to beat the Hare in Aesop's fables. As TheOtherWiki puts it, 'Bugs is left wondering if he's been tricked; then all ten turtles approach and reply, "Hmmm...eh, it's a possibility!"'
* Creator/TexAvery, director of the above, used the same gag for the Droopy cartoon ''WesternAnimation/NorthwestHoundedPolice''. And in the first ScrewySquirrel short, it is revealed at the end that there were two Screwys (and two dogs as well).

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* In an old WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tortoise_Beats_Hare Tortoise Beats Hare,]]'' Hare]]'', Bugs is wondering how it could be possible for the Tortoise to beat the Hare in Aesop's fables. As TheOtherWiki puts it, 'Bugs is left wondering if he's been tricked; then all ten turtles approach and reply, "Hmmm...eh, it's a possibility!"'
* Creator/TexAvery, director of In the above, used ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' episode "Shiv Katall", Emperor Zurg calls upon the same gag for the Droopy cartoon ''WesternAnimation/NorthwestHoundedPolice''. And in the first ScrewySquirrel short, it titular hitman to track down agents who've gone rogue. [[spoiler:Turns out Shiv is revealed at the end that there were two Screwys (and two dogs as well).a role shared between Buzz and Commander Nebula to help defectors start new lives]].



* In the ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' episode "Shiv Katall", Emperor Zurg calls upon the titular hitman to track down agents who've gone rogue. [[spoiler:Turns out Shiv is a role shared between Buzz and Commander Nebula to help defectors start new lives]].

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* In Creator/TexAvery, director of the ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' episode "Shiv Katall", Emperor Zurg calls upon above, used the titular hitman to track down agents who've gone rogue. [[spoiler:Turns out Shiv same gag for the Droopy cartoon ''WesternAnimation/NorthwestHoundedPolice''. And in the first ScrewySquirrel short, it is a role shared between Buzz and Commander Nebula to help defectors start new lives]].revealed at the end that there were two Screwys (and two dogs as well).
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': As revealed in [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E02TheAntillesExtraction "The Antilles Extraction"]], the Rebel informant(s) Fulcrum is this.


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1st Mar '17 7:30:39 PM nombretomado
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* The mystery writers Fred Dannay and Manfred Lee had ''two'' collective identities: Barnaby Ross and ElleryQueen. For extra amusement, they pretended the two were rivals.

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* The mystery writers Fred Dannay and Manfred Lee had ''two'' collective identities: Barnaby Ross and ElleryQueen.Creator/ElleryQueen. For extra amusement, they pretended the two were rivals.
5th Feb '17 5:40:00 PM Pichu-kun
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* In the VideoGame/NancyDrew game ''Warnings at Waverly Academy'', twin sisters share an identity so they can both attend the exclusive school which only one of them could actually register for.

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* In the VideoGame/NancyDrew ''VideoGame/NancyDrew'' game ''Warnings at Waverly Academy'', twin sisters share an identity so they can both attend the exclusive school which only one of them could actually register for.for.
* In one of the three Special Episodes of ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon Mystery Dungeon|Explorers}}: Explorers of Sky'' Sunflora must go on a mission to capture an outlaw, a Haunter who is said to be invincible. She eventually discovers [[spoiler: that there are actually three Haunter, and when one of them is knocked out, another replaces him while the other takes the fainted one to safety. With the help of Loudred, Sunflora manages to have all three of them arrested.]]



* In one of the three Special Episodes of ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'': Explorers of Sky Sunflora must go on a mission to capture an outlaw, a Haunter who is said to be invincible. She eventually discovers [[spoiler: that there are actually three Haunter, and when one of them is knocked out, another replaces him while the other takes the fainted one to safety. With the help of Loudred, Sunflora manages to have all three of them arrested.]]



* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' spin-off movie ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman'', [[spoiler:the title character]] is actually three different people.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
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In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' spin-off movie ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman'', [[spoiler:the title character]] is actually three different people.



** Creator/TexAvery, director of the above, used the same gag for the Droopy cartoon ''WesternAnimation/NorthwestHoundedPolice''. And in the first ScrewySquirrel short, it is revealed at the end that there were two Screwys (and two dogs as well).
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': [[spoiler: In "The Mysterious Mare Do-Well", the eponymous mare is in fact actually four different mares. Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, and (briefly) Fluttershy. Twilight Sparkle provides her magic, Fluttershy flight, Pinkie her prophetic Pinkie Sense and Applejack her massive strength to create the impression Mare Do-Well is a super-strong, future-predicting WingedUnicorn (a fashionable one, since although Rarity never masqueraded as the Mare she did make the outfit).]]

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** * Creator/TexAvery, director of the above, used the same gag for the Droopy cartoon ''WesternAnimation/NorthwestHoundedPolice''. And in the first ScrewySquirrel short, it is revealed at the end that there were two Screwys (and two dogs as well).
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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[[spoiler: In "The Mysterious Mare Do-Well", the eponymous mare is in fact actually four different mares. Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, and (briefly) Fluttershy. Twilight Sparkle provides her magic, Fluttershy flight, Pinkie her prophetic Pinkie Sense and Applejack her massive strength to create the impression Mare Do-Well is a super-strong, future-predicting WingedUnicorn (a fashionable one, since although Rarity never masqueraded as the Mare she did make the outfit).]]



* Creator/ErinHunter, author of the ''Literature/WarriorCats'', ''[[Literature/SeekerBears Seekers]]'', and ''Literature/{{Survivors}}'' series, is a collective pen name for six different women: Vicky Holmes, Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Tui Sutherland, Gillian Philip and Inbali Iserles.

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* Creator/ErinHunter, author of the ''Literature/WarriorCats'', ''[[Literature/SeekerBears Seekers]]'', and ''Literature/{{Survivors}}'' ''[[Literature/SurvivorDogs Survivors]]'' series, is a collective pen name for six different women: Vicky Holmes, Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Tui Sutherland, Gillian Philip Philip, and Inbali Iserles.
Iserles.
25th Dec '16 10:55:06 PM bwburke94
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[[caption-width-right:350:Actually, he was calling for [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Bart Allen]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Actually, he was calling for [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Bart Allen]].[[caption-width-right:350:And this is ''before'' two more Flashes joined in the fun.]]
15th Oct '16 7:24:10 AM MasterGhandalf
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* In ''Literature/TheShadowCampaigns'', this is the true nature of [[ShroudedInMyth the Steel Ghost]]. An enigmatic [[ProudWarriorRace Desoltai]] chieftain who always wears a trademark metal mask and dark robes, he's considered to be one of the greatest military minds in the world. In actuality, "he" is a fabrication; lots of Desoltai leaders have copies of the Ghost's outfit and therefore "he" can always be made to appear to take credit for any victory while avoiding being tied to any defeats, and "his" uncanny knowledge is actually the result of the Desoltai tribes communicating with each other using specialized lanterns that can shine for miles across the desert. As [[TheStrategist Janus]] points out, this is the sort of trickery one should expect when dealing with a man whose sole identifying feature is something that ''hides'' his identity.
9th Oct '16 7:29:21 AM Mullon
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* They call themselves [[ImageBoards Anonymous.]] They are hackers on steroids, treating the web like a real-life video game. Sacking websites, invading MySpace accounts, [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters protecting freedoms or disrupting innocent lives depending on your viewpoint]] and if you fuck with one, you fuck with all of them

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* They call themselves [[ImageBoards Anonymous.]] [[Website/FourChan Anonymous]]. They are hackers on steroids, treating the web like a real-life video game. Sacking websites, invading MySpace accounts, [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters protecting freedoms or disrupting innocent lives depending on your viewpoint]] and if you fuck with one, you fuck with all of them
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