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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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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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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
6th Oct '16 8:40:38 PM LinTaylor
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* [[spoiler:Chip Livingstone]] in ''Literature/BimbosOfTheDeathSun''.

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* In ''Literature/BimbosOfTheDeathSun'', after the police declare the mysterious [[spoiler:Chip Livingstone]] to be the prime suspect in ''Literature/BimbosOfTheDeathSun''.the murder of Appin Dunganon, several people (including some of the convention staff) reveal that [[spoiler:Chip]] is a Collective Identity because they don't want to obstruct the investigation.
23rd Aug '16 7:47:49 PM PaulA
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* An early ''ComicBook/BlackOrchid'' story, in the days before her origin and secret identity had been established, seemed to reveal that "Black Orchid" was actually a team of around half a dozen women who took turns in the suit when their respective skills were called for. It turned out that these women were actually a collective IdentityImpersonator, and they were defeated in the end by the real Black Orchid.

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* An early ''ComicBook/BlackOrchid'' story, in the days before her origin and secret identity had been established, seemed to reveal that "Black Orchid" was actually a team of around half a dozen women who took turns in the suit when their respective skills were called for. It turned out that these women were actually a collective IdentityImpersonator, CostumeCopycat, and they were defeated in the end by the real Black Orchid.
23rd Aug '16 7:43:08 PM PaulA
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* An early ''ComicBook/BlackOrchid'' story, in the days before her origin and secret identity had been established, seemed to reveal that "Black Orchid" was actually a team of around half a dozen women who took turns in the suit when their respective skills were called for. It turned out that these women were actually a collective IdentityImpersonator, and they were defeated in the end by the real Black Orchid.


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* In "Christmas in Kansas", part of the ''Fanfic/SorrowfulAndImmaculateHearts'' series, Clark Kent mentions having written an article about a thinktank who have come to "the completely plausible, unassailable conclusion" that Batman is really five people collaborating.
23rd Aug '16 11:38:13 AM BioSafety
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* 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.
30th Jul '16 2:21:01 PM StFan
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IAmSpartacus - as a lifestyle. The inverse of the classical SecretIdentity. Rather than one character with multiple identities, sometimes authors will flip this around and have multiple people with one identity.

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IAmSpartacus - -- as a lifestyle. The inverse of the classical SecretIdentity. Rather than one character with multiple identities, sometimes authors will flip this around and have multiple people with one identity.






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* Zero from ''CodeGeass'' ends up sort of like this towards the end. CC once dresses up as Zero so Lelouch may escape the army, and at the end of the series [[spoiler:Lelouch wants himself to be killed as his emperor self, so Suzaku dresses as Zero and kills him in public.]]
** Also utilized early in the second season. [[spoiler:When the Britannians wonder if this "new" Zero is the original, Lelouch gets them to say that anyone who wears the mask and carries the ideals IS Zero. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei1Gv4w3ATw Then when they announce his exile from Japan, one million Japanese don Zero costumes, and the Britannians are forced to let all of them go or risk a massacre.]]]]

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* Zero from ''CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' ends up sort of like this towards the end. CC once dresses up as Zero so Lelouch may escape the army, and at the end of the series [[spoiler:Lelouch wants himself to be killed as his emperor self, so Suzaku dresses as Zero and kills him in public.]]
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]] Also utilized early in the second season. [[spoiler:When the Britannians wonder if this "new" Zero is the original, Lelouch gets them to say that anyone who wears the mask and carries the ideals IS Zero. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei1Gv4w3ATw Then when they announce his exile from Japan, one million Japanese don Zero costumes, and the Britannians are forced to let all of them go or risk a massacre.]]]]






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* The MarvelComics character [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scourge_of_the_underworld The Scourge of the Underworld]] was an entire conspiracy collectively posing as a single vigilante killer.

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* The MarvelComics Crearor/MarvelComics character [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scourge_of_the_underworld The Scourge of the Underworld]] was an entire conspiracy collectively posing as a single vigilante killer.



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* 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

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* 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
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** The brief TV Series ''Series/{{Zorro and Son}} was actually about an older Don Diego training his son, Don Carlos, to take his place.
** 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).




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* ''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).






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24th Jul '16 10:31:44 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** 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 DangerouslyGenreSavvy BigBad kept Bernardo under surveillance. Diego was unable to convince her to desist, and she would become Zorro from time to time).

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** 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 DangerouslyGenreSavvy BigBad kept Bernardo under surveillance. Diego was unable to convince her to desist, and she would become Zorro from time to time).
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