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7th Feb '16 7:11:24 PM nombretomado
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* The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin self-explanatory]] ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' episode "Dennis Looks Like a Registered Sex Offender."
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* The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin self-explanatory]] ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' episode "Dennis Looks Like a Registered Sex Offender."
19th Jan '16 11:43:24 PM SeanMurrayI
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* The 1990 comedy ''Bullseye!'' features Michael Caine and Roger Moore playing a pair of [[ConMan Con Men]] who attempt to exploit their resemblance to a pair of nuclear physicists (also played by Caine and Moore) who believe they have invented a limitless supply of energy. At the end of the movie, they lose all their money investing in a movie about themselves starring John Cleese, who turned out to be a conman who just happened to look like Cleese (played of course, by JohnCleese).
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* The 1990 comedy ''Bullseye!'' features Michael Caine and Roger Moore playing a pair of [[ConMan Con Men]] who attempt to exploit their resemblance to a pair of nuclear physicists (also played by Caine and Moore) who believe they have invented a limitless supply of energy. At the end of the movie, they lose all their money investing in a movie about themselves starring John Cleese, [[spoiler: who turned out to be a conman who just happened to look like Cleese (played of course, by JohnCleese).]]
15th Jan '16 6:42:38 AM Anddrix
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* Actors who portray criminals in televised recreations of real crimes in various police reality shows are often mistaken for actual criminals by [[ViewersAreMorons viewers]] who can't tell the difference between a dramatization and actual security footage.
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* Actors who portray criminals in televised recreations of real crimes in various police reality shows are often mistaken for actual criminals by [[ViewersAreMorons viewers]] viewers who can't tell the difference between a dramatization and actual security footage.
18th Dec '15 5:56:40 PM StarTropes
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* Sam Hanna has to deal with this on ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' when his doppelganger frames him for murder. {{Lampshaded}} by Granger when Eric uncovers the truth.
7th Dec '15 11:36:58 AM Galacton
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* In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', Sonic is blamed by the government for breaking and entering into a top secret facility and stealing a Chaos Emerald. This was actually done by Shadow and Sonic is able to put 2 and 2 together once the two come face to face. A lot of characters mistake Shadow for Sonic throughout the game. [[FridgeLogic One questions how people can mistake red and blue and two completely different hairstyles however.]]
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* In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', Sonic is blamed by the government for breaking and entering into a top secret facility and stealing a Chaos Emerald. This was actually done by Shadow and Sonic is able to put 2 and 2 together once the two come face to face. Interestingly, this was completely unintentional on Shadow's part and Shadow initially assumes Sonic to be ''his'' fake when they meet up. A lot of characters mistake Shadow for Sonic throughout the game. [[FridgeLogic One questions how people can mistake red a black hedgehog and blue hedgehog and two completely different differently spiked hairstyles however.though.]]
27th Nov '15 8:48:48 PM rjd1922
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* A man named Michael [=McAlister=] happened to look just like a serial rapist named Rodney Derr who lived in the same apartment complex and went to jail. While Derr was eventually found and tried for other rape charges, [=McAlister=] was never exonerated and arrested again for a DUI charge. The officers remarked how [[RealityIsUnrealistic unlikely it was for an innocent guy to look just like a criminal living the same area.]]
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* A man named Michael [=McAlister=] happened to look just like a serial rapist named Rodney Derr who lived in the same apartment complex and went to jail. While Derr was eventually found and tried for other rape charges, [=McAlister=] was never wasn't exonerated and arrested again for a DUI charge.charge before finally being pardoned in 2015. The officers remarked how [[RealityIsUnrealistic unlikely it was for an innocent guy to look just like a criminal living the same area.]]
21st Oct '15 4:27:32 PM nombretomado
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* One {{Disney}} comic, where Mickey and Goofy are Texas Rangers. The criminal they are chasing turns out to be an exact look-alike of Goofy. Both at some comment on how disappointed they are that "someone that handsome is acting so stupid." * It was not uncommon for superheroes in the SilverAge, including {{Superman}} and Franchise/{{Batman}}, to run across a criminal who was a dead ringer for their SecretIdentity.
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* One {{Disney}} comic, [[ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics Disney comic]], where Mickey and Goofy are Texas Rangers. The criminal they are chasing turns out to be an exact look-alike of Goofy. Both at some comment on how disappointed they are that "someone that handsome is acting so stupid." * It was not uncommon for superheroes in the SilverAge, UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, including {{Superman}} and Franchise/{{Batman}}, to run across a criminal who was a dead ringer for their SecretIdentity.
16th Oct '15 9:35:24 AM FF32
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* One American man saw a televised report of a dangerous criminal who just happened to look a lot like himself. [[GenreSavvy Wanting to avoid this trope]], he went to the police himself to explain that he was ''not'' the criminal at large. After confirming his identity, the police thanked him for clearing any potential confusion... then ran a background check on him on a whim, to find that [[DumbCrooks he was wanted for other, unrelated crimes, and arrested him anyway]].
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* One American man saw a televised report of a dangerous criminal who just happened to look a lot like himself. [[GenreSavvy Wanting to avoid this trope]], he went to the police himself to explain that he was ''not'' the criminal at large. After confirming his identity, the police thanked him for clearing any potential confusion... then ran a background check on him on a whim, to find that [[DumbCrooks [[StupidCrooks he was wanted for other, unrelated crimes, and arrested him anyway]].
26th Sep '15 3:59:22 AM jormis29
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* A man named Michael McAlister happened to look just like a serial rapist named Rodney Derr who lived in the same apartment complex and went to jail. While Derr was eventually found and tried for other rape charges, McAlister was never exonerated and arrested again for a DUI charge. The officers remarked how [[RealityIsUnrealistic unlikely it was for an innocent guy to look just like a criminal living the same area.]] * In 1989 Carlos DeLuna was executed for murder, all the while claiming it was another man named Carlos Hernandez. Many years later investigators proved that not only did Carlos Hernandez exist, he looked just like DeLuna and in fact had boasted to his family members that he had been the one who committed the murder. While the Prosecutor maintains that DeLuna is guilty he admits that he should have looked into Hernandez while the victim's brother has come to believe that Hernandez was the killer.
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* A man named Michael McAlister [=McAlister=] happened to look just like a serial rapist named Rodney Derr who lived in the same apartment complex and went to jail. While Derr was eventually found and tried for other rape charges, McAlister [=McAlister=] was never exonerated and arrested again for a DUI charge. The officers remarked how [[RealityIsUnrealistic unlikely it was for an innocent guy to look just like a criminal living the same area.]] * In 1989 Carlos DeLuna [=DeLuna=] was executed for murder, all the while claiming it was another man named Carlos Hernandez. Many years later investigators proved that not only did Carlos Hernandez exist, he looked just like DeLuna [=DeLuna=] and in fact had boasted to his family members that he had been the one who committed the murder. While the Prosecutor maintains that DeLuna [=DeLuna=] is guilty he admits that he should have looked into Hernandez while the victim's brother has come to believe that Hernandez was the killer.
25th Sep '15 2:11:14 PM LordYAM
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* In 1989 Carlos DeLuna was executed for murder, all the while claiming it was another man named Carlos Hernandez. Many years later investigators proved that not only did Carlos Hernandez exist, he looked just like DeLuna and in fact had boasted to his family members that he had been the one who committed the murder. While the Prosecutor maintains that DeLuna is guilty he admits that he should have looked into Hernandez while the victim's brother has come to believe that Hernandez was the killer.
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