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10th Jun '18 11:28:58 PM PaulA
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* Creator/AnthonyPrice's spy thriller ''Colonel Butler's Wolf'' revolves around a Russian deep cover agent who is using the identity of a real person whose relatives are all dead or conveniently distant.
10th Jun '18 12:27:56 PM LavonPapillon1
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* In ''Fanfic/BecomingTheMaskTrollhunters'', after Blinky and [=AAARRRGGHH!!!=] introduced themselves to Jim, Jim is quick to come up with a cover story to explain any absences he may have; he has been secretly dating a girl from Arcadia Oaks Academy (Arcadia Oaks High School's rival school), hence why he has not been telling anyone. He later changes it to claiming he was pulling a prank and was nearly caught, and so had to bail while still setting it up.
2nd Jun '18 5:25:31 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' had [[TomatoInTheMirror Sharon "Boomer" Valerii]], whose "family" perished in a notorious mining accident on Troy. She believed it, and even kept pictures of it [[BrokenMasquerade post tomato]] for a while. The reason she's the pagequote is that "Mining Accident On Troy" was the Non-Indicative Former Trope Name.

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* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' had [[TomatoInTheMirror Sharon "Boomer" Valerii]], whose "family" perished in a notorious mining accident on Troy. She believed it, and even kept pictures of it [[BrokenMasquerade post tomato]] for a while. The reason she's the pagequote is that "Mining Accident On Troy" was the Non-Indicative Former Trope Name.
3rd Apr '18 6:30:29 AM YZQ
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** [[spoiler:Used by Eren after the four-year TimeSkip when he infiltrates Marley. He claims to be a ReturningWarVet named Kruger so traumatized by his PTSD that he can only remember his name (or alias in this case). The hospital he is staying at is full of PTSD-suffering War Vets who have not had any fmaily to come and claim them, so his story is accepted rather easily.]]

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** [[spoiler:Used by Eren after the four-year TimeSkip when he infiltrates Marley. He claims to be a ReturningWarVet named Kruger so traumatized by his PTSD that he can only remember his name (or alias in this case). The hospital he is staying at is full of PTSD-suffering War Vets who have not had any fmaily family to come and claim them, so his story is accepted rather easily.]]
28th Mar '18 7:40:03 AM JackG
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** In that case, it also helped in that he was an infiltrator trained to impersonate a British soldier and commit sabotage. Unfortunately he was caught in one of his own explosions, so he pretended to be an actual British soldier who lost his memory from his head injuries, then slowly 'regained' it on finding a good cover story.

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** In that case, it also helped in that he was an infiltrator trained to impersonate a British soldier and so as to commit sabotage. sabotage behind the lines. Unfortunately he was caught in one of his own explosions, so he pretended to be an actual British soldier who lost his memory from his head injuries, then slowly 'regained' it on finding a good cover story.
28th Mar '18 7:37:13 AM JackG
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** In that case, it also helped in that he was an infiltrator trained to impersonate a British soldier and commit sabotage. Unfortunately he was caught in one of his own explosions.

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** In that case, it also helped in that he was an infiltrator trained to impersonate a British soldier and commit sabotage. Unfortunately he was caught in one of his own explosions.explosions, so he pretended to be an actual British soldier who lost his memory from his head injuries, then slowly 'regained' it on finding a good cover story.
28th Mar '18 7:35:21 AM JackG
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** In that case, it also helped in that he was an infiltrator trained to impersonate a British soldier and commit sabotage. Unfortunately he was caught in one of his own explosions.
28th Mar '18 7:33:24 AM JackG
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* Thee ''Literature/CaptainFuture'' novel ''Outlaw World'' featured the Captain trying to pass off as a pirate from a ship which was destroyed. There is a minor problem when he meets with a guy who really served on that ship, but he manages to convince those around him that it's because the real pirate was a gunner -- and he was a mechanic, so they had no interaction.

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* Thee The ''Literature/CaptainFuture'' novel ''Outlaw World'' featured the Captain trying to pass off as a pirate SpacePirate from a ship which was destroyed. There is a minor problem when he meets with a guy who really served on that ship, but he manages to convince those around him that it's because the real pirate was a gunner -- and he was a mechanic, so they had no interaction.
7th Feb '18 11:34:22 AM Neakal
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* Syrian (and to a lesser extent, Iraqi) passports have been known to fetch a high price in the black markets due the wars in these countries causing [[ApocalypseHow near-apocalyptic levels]] of destruction. It doesn't help that many foreigners can't tell the difference between Levantine/Syrian dialects of Arabic from, say, Yemeni, Egyptian, Tunisian or Sudanese.
** A number of former government, rebel or ISIS fighters have also used the chaos of the war to hide their involvement it atrocities and make a new life for themselves in other countries. Unfortunately, the revelation of such individuals ended up creating a backlash against legitimate refugees who are trying to escape the war.
26th Dec '17 9:53:52 PM somestrangecircus
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* In [[VideoGame/TelltalesGameOfThrones the Telltale Game of Thrones series]], Mira's fellow handmaiden Sera claims to be a member of a house that has allegedly been extinct for almost two hundred years in order to hide the fact that she's actually the illegitimate daughter of one of Lady Olenna's former handmaidens. The lord that she ends up betrothed to will question Mira about Sera's parentage, and the player gets the choice of backing up Sera's lie in order to secure her marriage and future or revealing the truth to Tarwick and driving him to break off their engagement.

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* In [[VideoGame/TelltalesGameOfThrones the Telltale Game of Thrones series]], Mira's fellow handmaiden Sera claims to be a member of a house that has allegedly been extinct for almost two hundred years in order to hide the fact that she's actually the illegitimate daughter of one of Lady Olenna's former handmaidens. The Tarwick, the lord that she ends up betrothed to to, will question Mira about Sera's parentage, and the player gets the choice of backing up Sera's lie in order to secure her marriage and future or revealing the truth to Tarwick and driving him to break off their engagement.
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