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6th Feb '16 5:37:18 PM jormis29
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* In ''Dark Star'' (1975), the character Sergeant Pinback reveals that he took over the identity of the real Pinback just before the the launch of the spaceship. As fuel maintenance technician Bill Freud, he witnessed the suicide of the real Pinback and was subsequently mistaken for him.
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* In ''Dark Star'' (1975), ''Film/DarkStar'', the character Sergeant Pinback reveals that he took over the identity of the real Pinback just before the the launch of the spaceship. As fuel maintenance technician Bill Freud, he witnessed the suicide of the real Pinback and was subsequently mistaken for him.
6th Feb '16 2:10:07 PM uneeda
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of course maybe Pinback had just gone space-mad
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* In ''Dark Star'' (1975), the character Sergeant Pinback reveals that he took over the identity of the real Pinback just before the the launch of the spaceship. As fuel maintenance technician Bill Freud, he witnessed the suicide of the real Pinback and was subsequently mistaken for him.
25th Jan '16 5:38:21 PM Plactus
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Rewrote the Revenge example to clarify which character was dead.
* Technically the case in ''{{Series/Revenge}}'' as Emily (real name Amanda Clarke) continues living under the identity of Amanda (real name Emily Thorne) after she has died in order to complete her revenge plot against the Graysons.
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* Technically the case in ''{{Series/Revenge}}'' as Emily (real name Amanda Clarke) continues living under the identity of Amanda (real name Clarke goes by Emily Thorne) Thorne after she has died in order to complete her revenge plot against the Graysons.real Emily died, but the two had swapped identities well before Emily's death.
4th Jan '16 6:23:55 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In her first appearance, the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] WonderWoman, fresh from [[strike: Themiscyra]] Paradise Island, has a chance encounter with an Army nurse named Diana Prince, who's distraught because she lacks the funds to join her fiancee in South America. They look exactly alike, and thus, Princess Diana pretty much buys Lt. Prince's identity from her so that she can afford to, well, desert. * A slight variation appears in the back story for {{Cybersix}}, who poses [[{{Crossdresser}} as a man]] by day because her SecretIdentity was lifted from a young boy who died with the rest of his family in a car crash. She didn't know the boy beforehand; she just found the body and realized he looked a lot like her. * ''StrangersInParadise'''s David Qin was born Yousaka Takahasi, the son of a prominent Yakuza family and a member of one of the numerous violent teenage gangs. He accidentally killed the Chinese-American David Qin after administering a brutal, and completely pointless, beating in the street. His influential father and his lawyers got him off on all criminal charges, but a confrontation with David's sister, combined with his already considerable guilt, led to his taking David's name and [[HeelFaceTurn abandoning the criminal ways of his youth and family]].
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* In her first appearance, the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] WonderWoman, ComicBook/WonderWoman, fresh from [[strike: Themiscyra]] Paradise Island, has a chance encounter with an Army nurse named Diana Prince, who's distraught because she lacks the funds to join her fiancee in South America. They look exactly alike, and thus, Princess Diana pretty much buys Lt. Prince's identity from her so that she can afford to, well, desert. * A slight variation appears in the back story for {{Cybersix}}, ComicBook/{{Cybersix}}, who poses [[{{Crossdresser}} as a man]] by day because her SecretIdentity was lifted from a young boy who died with the rest of his family in a car crash. She didn't know the boy beforehand; she just found the body and realized he looked a lot like her. * ''StrangersInParadise'''s ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'''s David Qin was born Yousaka Takahasi, the son of a prominent Yakuza family and a member of one of the numerous violent teenage gangs. He accidentally killed the Chinese-American David Qin after administering a brutal, and completely pointless, beating in the street. His influential father and his lawyers got him off on all criminal charges, but a confrontation with David's sister, combined with his already considerable guilt, led to his taking David's name and [[HeelFaceTurn abandoning the criminal ways of his youth and family]].
3rd Jan '16 3:02:58 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has a version of this: [[spoiler: The Stan Pines the shows was following is really Stan''ley'' Pines and he was impersonating his twin brother, Stand''ford'' Pines, who was in another dimension. However, Dipper and Mabel had seen a newspaper article headlined "Stan Pines Dead". Stanley later clarified this by admitting his faked his own death to assume his brother's identity so he could make money to help rescue his brother.]]
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has a version of this: [[spoiler: The Stan Pines the shows was following is really Stan''ley'' Pines and he was impersonating his twin brother, Stand''ford'' Pines, who was in another dimension. However, In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Dipper and Mabel had seen see a newspaper article headlined "Stan Pines Dead". Stanley later clarified this by admitting his faked his own death Dead" and begin to assume his brother's suspect the man they knew as their great uncle was a fake. [[spoiler:He ''is'' a fake, but not in the way they thought: he is Stan''ley'' Pines, [[FakingTheDead the one the paper says died]], and assumed the identity so he could make money to help rescue of his brother.brother Stan''ford'' Pines ([[SubvertedTrope who was alive, but missing]]).]]
23rd Dec '15 9:32:19 PM maxwellsilver
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* In a flashback early in ''ComicBook/{{Cybersix}}'', a boy named Adrian Seidelman dies in a car crash. Cybersix finds the wreck and notices he looks somewhat like her, so she buries him separate from the wreck and takes his identification.
12th Dec '15 4:27:12 PM nombretomado
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* Done in the XWingSeries in a way that straddles this trope and OfCorpseHesAlive. The Wraiths captured a small ship and killed its captain before anyone could send a message back to the enemy fleet; hence the enemy was unaware of this. They decided to continue the ship's mission, masquerading [[TheInfiltration as the original crew]] of the Night Caller, including her [[SmallNameBigEgo wildly egotistical]] captain - if he'd stopped commanding, the enemy would've noticed.
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* Done in the XWingSeries Literature/XWingSeries in a way that straddles this trope and OfCorpseHesAlive. The Wraiths captured a small ship and killed its captain before anyone could send a message back to the enemy fleet; hence the enemy was unaware of this. They decided to continue the ship's mission, masquerading [[TheInfiltration as the original crew]] of the Night Caller, including her [[SmallNameBigEgo wildly egotistical]] captain - if he'd stopped commanding, the enemy would've noticed.
8th Dec '15 5:40:44 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'' also has this: [[spoiler: The real Hank Henshaw was hunting an alien refugee and died in a mad quest to kill him. The alien, [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter J'onn J'onzz]], swore to the man who saved his life, Jeremiah Danvers, to protect his daughters and started impersonating the real Henshaw.]]
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* ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'' also has this: [[spoiler: When Alex Danvers confronts Hank Henshaw about the death of her father, Jeremiah Danvers, he tells her the truth: He isn't Hank Henshaw died. The real Hank Henshaw was hunting an alien refugee and died in a mad quest to kill him. him. The alien, [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter J'onn J'onzz]], swore to the man Jeremiah, who saved his life, Jeremiah Danvers, died protecting J'onn, to protect his daughters and started impersonating the real Henshaw.]]
8th Dec '15 5:35:48 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Series/TheFlash12014'' has this as part of the arc for the first season: [[spoiler: [[BigBad Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash]] killed the real Harrison Wells, skinned him, and then started impersonate Wells.]]
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* ''Series/TheFlash12014'' ''Series/TheFlash2014'' has this as part of the arc for the first season: [[spoiler: [[BigBad Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash]] killed the real Harrison Wells, skinned him, and then started impersonate Wells.]]
8th Dec '15 5:34:31 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Series/TheFlash12014'' has this as part of the arc for the first season: [[spoiler: [[BigBad Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash]] killed the real Harrison Wells, skinned him, and then started impersonate Wells.]] * ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'' also has this: [[spoiler: The real Hank Henshaw was hunting an alien refugee and died in a mad quest to kill him. The alien, [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter J'onn J'onzz]], swore to the man who saved his life, Jeremiah Danvers, to protect his daughters and started impersonating the real Henshaw.]]
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