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9th Aug '17 3:08:38 AM jormis29
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* ''Moon Over Parador'' is about an American actor hired/forced to impersonate the recently-deceased dictator of a BananaRepublic.

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* ''Moon Over Parador'' ''Film/MoonOverParador'' is about an American actor hired/forced to impersonate the recently-deceased dictator of a BananaRepublic.
4th Aug '17 8:46:22 PM DoctorNemesis
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* The Literature/NeroWolfe novel ''Some Buried Caesar'' features a variation as a twist: [[spoiler: it's not a dead person who's being impersonated, but a dead ''bull''. Namely, the titular champion bull was killed by an anthrax outbreak that almost entirely decimated his owner's entire flock, so his owner passed off a less-ranked but physically similar bull as the champion in order to sell him to a millionaire for a publicity stunt, and murdered people to cover up his fraud.]]

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* The Literature/NeroWolfe novel ''Some Buried Caesar'' features a variation as a twist: [[spoiler: it's not a dead person who's being impersonated, but a dead ''bull''. Namely, the titular champion bull was killed by an anthrax outbreak that almost entirely decimated his owner's entire flock, herd, so his owner passed off a less-ranked but physically similar bull as the champion in order to sell him to a millionaire for a publicity stunt, and murdered people to cover up his fraud.]]
4th Aug '17 8:44:06 PM DoctorNemesis
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* The Literature/NeroWolfe novel ''Some Buried Caesar'' features a variation as a twist: [[spoiler: it's not a dead person who's being impersonated, but a dead ''bull''. Namely, the titular champion bull was killed by an anthrax outbreak that almost entirely decimated his owner's entire flock, so his owner passed off a less-ranked but physically similar bull as the champion in order to sell him to a millionaire for a publicity stunt, and murdered people to cover up his fraud.]]
29th Jul '17 10:24:15 AM iowaforever
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/473121/chapters/819064 An Iron Magic]]'' [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] dies in the car crash that kills his father and HarryPotter, who witnesses the incident, decides to impersonate Tony in order to get away from the post-war wizarding world and fulfill Howard Stark's dying wishes.

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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/473121/chapters/819064 An Iron Magic]]'' [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] dies in the car crash that kills his father and HarryPotter, Franchise/HarryPotter, who witnesses the incident, decides to impersonate Tony in order to get away from the post-war wizarding world and fulfill Howard Stark's dying wishes.wishes.
* ''FanFic/JusticeLeagueOfEquestria''; it is revealed near the end of part 1 of ''Mare of Steel'' that [[spoiler: the real Prince Blueblood died five years ago, and General Zod has been impersonating him since... sort of; Zod actually killed ''another'' impostor that had been set up by the Trottingham Mob and the corrupt Mane Enterprises board, and Blueblood had been shipped to a prison in the Griffon Kingdoms a few weeks prior.]]
10th Jul '17 4:33:11 PM NightShade96
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* In Season 1 of ''TwentyFour,'' Alan York, father of Kim Bauer's best friend Janet, accompanied Teri Bauer to search for Kim and Janet. When Janet ends up in the hospital, Alan goes in to see if she's up to answering questions. However when Janet wakes up, she does not recognize the man. Revealed as an impostor, [[SacrificialLamb he murders Janet]] and takes Teri to "an address Janet gave him." The corpse found in the previous episode is identified as the real Alan York, obviously murdered by the terrorists, possibly including the imposter, whose name was really Kevin Carroll. [[IHaveYourWife All of this reveals that Teri was to be kidnapped with Kim.]]

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* In Season 1 of ''TwentyFour,'' ''Series/TwentyFour,'' Alan York, father of Kim Bauer's best friend Janet, accompanied Teri Bauer to search for Kim and Janet. When Janet ends up in the hospital, Alan goes in to see if she's up to answering questions. However when Janet wakes up, she does not recognize the man. Revealed as an impostor, [[SacrificialLamb he murders Janet]] and takes Teri to "an address Janet gave him." The corpse found in the previous episode is identified as the real Alan York, obviously murdered by the terrorists, possibly including the imposter, whose name was really Kevin Carroll. [[IHaveYourWife All of this reveals that Teri was to be kidnapped with Kim.]]
8th Jul '17 10:18:56 AM ACW
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*The Chameleon impersonates ComicBook/NormanOsborn in ''[[Literature/CarnageInNewYork Goblin's Revenge]]'' in order to avenge Kraven the Hunter's suicide.
28th Jun '17 7:08:28 PM LongTallShorty64
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* The 1950 FilmNoir, ''Film/WhereTheSidewalkEnds'', has Mike hides an accidental murder by (temporarily) taking the identity of the victim to hide his tracks.
20th Jun '17 6:58:17 AM MiriOhki
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has this as a reveal near the end of the 3.5 storyline when you learn that [[spoiler: Yda is actually Lyse, her sister, who watched her die when escaping the Ala Mhigan invasion, and took up her name and mantle as a member of the Circle of Knowing.]]
17th Jun '17 4:17:13 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'', [[spoiler:Cheris]] pretends to be [[spoiler:Shuos Jedao]] to make use of the formation instinct forcing all Kel to obey their superiors.
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