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3rd Oct '17 4:28:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Brimstone}}'': Joanna takes on the identity of her dead best friend Elizabeth after the Reverend kills her, marrying a recent widower under that name. Since Elizabeth was mute after having her tongue ripped out, Joanna had to do the same. [[spoiler:This leads to a DownerEnding when it's revealed that Elizabeth had murdered the brothel manager in revenge, and the new Sheriff mistakenly pins the crime on Joanna and hangs her for it, who is unable to properly dispute the charge due to her lack of speech.]]
10th Sep '17 12:52:42 AM DrFraud
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* A slight variation appears in the back story for 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.


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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1863191/6/A-Place-Where-I-Belong A Place Where I Belong]]'' [[Series/StargateSG1 Daniel Jackson]] dies with his parents and a jaded Franchise/HarryPotter impersonates him in order to have an established background and history in that reality and hide his identity from any magic-users who might cross realities in search of him.
6th Sep '17 9:28:47 PM PaulA
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* Creator/HPLovecraft's ''The Whisperer In Darkness'', in a way. [[spoiler: The whisperer impersonates a man using parts of his corpse, but said man is still alive as a BrainInAJar.]]
* Creator/DorothyLSayers used the short-term "throw off the time of death" variant at least twice, in ''Whose Body?'' and ''The Five Red Herrings''.

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* Creator/HPLovecraft's ''The Whisperer In Darkness'', "Literature/TheWhispererInDarkness", in a way. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The whisperer impersonates a man Akeley using parts of his corpse, but said man Akeley is still alive as a BrainInAJar.]]
* Creator/DorothyLSayers used the short-term "throw off the time of death" variant at least twice, twice in the Literature/LordPeterWimsey series, in ''Whose Body?'' and ''The Five Red Herrings''.
30th Aug '17 7:17:15 PM luiz4200
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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': [[spoiler:In a story at Issue #43, Globe Trotter uses a fake beard to impersonate his deceased twin brother and use him as a cover-up to get rid of his cousins and inherit their rich uncle's estate.]]
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.]]
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