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24th May '18 4:38:05 PM AmuckCricetine
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': In an early season 2 episode, an Inca mummy girl was brought back to life. She proceeded to kill and then take the name of and pretend to be "Ampata", the foreign exchange student that was supposed to stay with Buffy for two weeks.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': In an early season 2 episode, "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E4IncaMummyGirl}} Inca Mummy Girl]]", an Inca mummy girl was brought back to life. She proceeded to kill and then take the name of and pretend to be "Ampata", the foreign exchange student that was supposed to stay with Buffy for two weeks.
23rd Apr '18 7:31:07 PM luiz4200
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* ''Film/AKnightsTale'': Sir Ector dies before the final stage of the last tournament he entered. William impersonates him during that stage and that's what inspires him into making up a nobility status so he can enter more tournaments.
23rd Apr '18 8:30:41 AM BeerBaron
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* A quest from House Hlaalu in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' requires you to dress up as a dead person (depending on your gender) and retrieve some secret orders from House Redoran while wearing a helmet that the dead person always wore.

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* A In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', an early [[TheClan Great House]] [[ProudMerchantRace Hlaalu]] quest from has you impersonating a deceased [[ProudWarriorRace House Hlaalu Redoran]] agent in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' requires you order to dress pick up coded information, with the specific identity varying depending on if you're playing as a dead person (depending on your gender) and retrieve some secret orders from House Redoran while wearing male or a helmet that female character. The impersonation is made easier as the dead person deceased agent always wore.wore a closed helmet, which you are provided at the start of the quest. Notably, as they cannot wear closed helmets, you will not be offered this quest if you're an [[LizardFolk Argonian]] or a [[CatFolk Khajiit]].
14th Apr '18 1:32:00 PM MagnusForce
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* ''Series/UltramanMebius'': Mebius' human form Mirai Hibino is based on a young spaceship crewman named Hiroto Ban who sacrificed his life to save the ship from being sucked into a wormhole. Mebius had attempted to rescue him, only to have Hiroto slip out of his grasp at the last moment. So as a reminder of Hiroto's sacrifice and his own failure, Mebius made his human identity that of Hiroto.
6th Apr '18 3:16:14 AM jormis29
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* In ''Sommersby'' (a remake of ''The Return of Martin Guerre''), a man returns from the Civil War. Previously a {{jerkass}}, he now makes the town a better place by getting bank loans for farmers and former slaves. Then the police arrest him for murder. [[spoiler: In prison, the man confesses to his "wife" that he is actually a friend of her husband's from the army. Though the wife tries to get him confess his fraud to save himself, he responses, "And ruin this? All the loans are through me. If I tell the court I'm not your husband, the bank can recall the loans as a fraud and this town will lose everything."[[note]]The couple had also had a child together, who would be declared illegitimate if he confessed -a ''major'' thing at the time.[[/note]] So he is hanged for the crimes of the man he impersonated]].

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* In ''Sommersby'' (a remake of ''The Return of Martin Guerre''), ''Film/TheReturnOfMartinGuerre''), a man returns from the Civil War. Previously a {{jerkass}}, he now makes the town a better place by getting bank loans for farmers and former slaves. Then the police arrest him for murder. [[spoiler: In prison, the man confesses to his "wife" that he is actually a friend of her husband's from the army. Though the wife tries to get him confess his fraud to save himself, he responses, "And ruin this? All the loans are through me. If I tell the court I'm not your husband, the bank can recall the loans as a fraud and this town will lose everything."[[note]]The couple had also had a child together, who would be declared illegitimate if he confessed -a ''major'' thing at the time.[[/note]] So he is hanged for the crimes of the man he impersonated]].
5th Apr '18 12:25:55 PM MikeW
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** The biggest is in [[spoiler: ''The Mediterranean Caper''. In the climax, villain Bruno Von Till, a Greek shipping magnate turned drug kingpin, has Pitt captured and arrogantly boasting of his plans. He's totally shocked when Pitt reveals he's discovered the man is really Admiral Erich Hiebert, a wanted Nazi war criminal who murdered the real von Till and took his place as a hiding spot.]]
23rd Mar '18 8:51:46 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/TheTerror'', Stefan accidentally killed the Baron on the night when the Baron caught Eric and Ilsa together. Eric adopted the Baron's identity and locked himself away in the castle for 20 years, eventually BecomingTheMask.
22nd Mar '18 7:54:46 PM PaulA
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* In Puccini's opera ''Gianni Schicchi'' Buoso Donati has died. His relatives find his will, and discover that he has disinherited them. They bring in Gianni Schicchi to impersonate Buoso so that the will gets changed. [[spoiler:Gianni gives each relative the property that they desired, but then he takes the best part of Buoso's estate for himself! And Buoso's relatives can't do anything about it, because they would have to admit they were part of the conspiracy as well!]]

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* In Puccini's opera ''Gianni Schicchi'' ''Theatre/GianniSchicchi'' Buoso Donati has died. His relatives find his will, and discover that he has disinherited them. They bring in Gianni Schicchi to impersonate Buoso so that the will gets changed. [[spoiler:Gianni gives each relative the property that they desired, but then he takes the best part of Buoso's estate for himself! And Buoso's relatives can't do anything about it, because they would have to admit they were part of the conspiracy as well!]]
14th Mar '18 6:15:28 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/TheMonsterMaker'', Dr. Markoff is really an imposter, with the real Dr. Markoff having died in Europe and the current Dr. Markoff having stolen his identity to escape to America.
13th Mar '18 5:40:30 AM JackG
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* In ''13 Tzameti'' (and the American remake ''13'') an impoverished manual worker takes the place of a dead man apparently lined up for a job involving a great deal of money. He finds out too late he's a contestant in a DeadlyGame of RussianRoulette.
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