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10th Jul '17 4:33:11 PM NightShade96
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10th Jul '17 4:33:10 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.
15th Jun '17 7:22:13 PM maxwellsilver
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* In ''Film/{{Allied}}'', Marianne Beauséjou is accused of taking the real Marianne's identity to collaborate with Nazi Germany and undermine SOE and Free France operations. [[spoiler:Turns out it's true.]]
8th Jun '17 9:59:31 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* As a MythologyGag to the ''Film/FridayThe13thPart2'' example in Film, a female player in ''VideoGame/FridayThe13thTheGame'' can wear Pamela's sweater to fool and stun Jason momentarily, but only once. [[spoiler:This is one of the steps towards killing him]].
27th May '17 5:40:47 PM otemple700
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** Part of season 5 of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' sees [[spoiler:Laurel's Earth-2 counterpart pulling this on her.]]
* ''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. 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 Jeremiah, who died protecting J'onn, to protect his daughters and started impersonating the real Henshaw.]]

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** Part of season 5 of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' sees [[spoiler:Laurel's EvilCounterpart from Earth-2 counterpart pulling this on her.]]
* ** ''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. 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 Jeremiah, who died protecting J'onn, to protect his daughters and started impersonating the real Henshaw.]]
18th May '17 12:41:33 PM Anddrix
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