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23rd Oct '16 11:13:38 AM nombretomado
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* In a sketch on ''TheFastShow'', a king is told by an advisor that barbarians are at the gate, and they'll soon break into the palace to kill the king. The king then points out that his adviser looks rather kingly, gives him his throne and crown, and runs out very quickly.

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* In a sketch on ''TheFastShow'', ''Series/TheFastShow'', a king is told by an advisor that barbarians are at the gate, and they'll soon break into the palace to kill the king. The king then points out that his adviser looks rather kingly, gives him his throne and crown, and runs out very quickly.
10th Sep '16 11:24:04 AM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' inverts this trope: Szeth the assassin is sent to kill the king, and as he approaches the king's chambers he sees the king being hurriedly shoved into a secret passage while a hulking brute in [[PoweredArmor Shardplate]] blocks the way. Szeth fights defensively trying to disable him long enough to dash into the passage after the king, but at the last second realizes that the one getting away is the ''decoy'', and the actual king is the warrior he'd been fighting the whole time.

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* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' inverts this trope: (first book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Inverted. Szeth the assassin is sent to kill the king, and as he approaches the king's chambers he sees the king being hurriedly shoved into a secret passage while a hulking brute in [[PoweredArmor Shardplate]] blocks the way. Szeth fights defensively defensively, trying to disable him long enough to dash into the passage after the king, but at the last second realizes that the one getting away is the ''decoy'', and the actual king is the warrior he'd been fighting the whole time.
16th Jun '16 8:08:36 PM nombretomado
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* One of the favorite tactics of Doctor Doom in the MarvelUniverse. To the extent where the use of 'Doombots' to justify/retcon his defeats at the hands of unworthy characters has become something of a running gag...the thing with ComicBook/SquirrelGirl, though, that really happened.

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* One of the favorite tactics of Doctor Doom in the MarvelUniverse.Franchise/MarvelUniverse. To the extent where the use of 'Doombots' to justify/retcon his defeats at the hands of unworthy characters has become something of a running gag...the thing with ComicBook/SquirrelGirl, though, that really happened.



** In UltimateMarvel, Doctor Doom, being a very different character, didn't use this until ''[[spoiler:Ultimate Power]]'', which was kind of ridiculous (for [[HijackedByGanon other reasons]] as well). However, his interest in remotely-controlled robotics was always a part of his character, so at least there's that.
* The [[BodyDouble LMD]] (Life Model Decoys) is a mechanical duplicate of a person. The LMD is a favorite of S.H.I.E.L.D., particularlly Nick Fury, who rivals Dr. Doom!

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** In UltimateMarvel, ComicBook/UltimateMarvel, Doctor Doom, being a very different character, didn't use this until ''[[spoiler:Ultimate Power]]'', which was kind of ridiculous (for [[HijackedByGanon other reasons]] as well). However, his interest in remotely-controlled robotics was always a part of his character, so at least there's that.
* The [[BodyDouble LMD]] (Life Model Decoys) is a mechanical duplicate of a person. The LMD is a favorite of S.H.I.E.L.D., particularlly particularly Nick Fury, who rivals Dr. Doom!



* The same thing happened with {{Thanos}}, whom we readers needed a Watcher to explain that it wasn't a clone, until the same author explained that it may have been a clone, but later stating in an Internet Forum that is wasn't a clone. Thanos uses a lot of clones. He also tends to modify them quite a bit. One was designed to be more powerful than Galactus.

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* The same thing happened with {{Thanos}}, ComicBook/{{Thanos}}, whom we readers needed a Watcher to explain that it wasn't a clone, until the same author explained that it may have been a clone, but later stating in an Internet Forum that is wasn't a clone. Thanos uses a lot of clones. He also tends to modify them quite a bit. One was designed to be more powerful than Galactus.
16th Jun '16 6:15:53 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Echo]] in ''ThaliasMusings''. [[spoiler:Pan creates a doppelganger to help her fake her death.]]

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* [[spoiler:Echo]] in ''ThaliasMusings''.''Literature/ThaliasMusings''. [[spoiler:Pan creates a doppelganger to help her fake her death.]]
11th Jun '16 8:50:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[{{WildCATS}} WILD C.A.T.S.]]'' from Alan Moore's era. Don't imprison the brainwashing super-genius in the cell next to the shapeshifter. It's not going to end sanely.

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* ''[[{{WildCATS}} WILD C.A.T.S.]]'' ''ComicBook/WildCATs'' from Alan Moore's era. Don't imprison the brainwashing super-genius in the cell next to the shapeshifter. It's not going to end sanely.
8th Jun '16 11:26:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Villainous Quinn Dexter, from the ''NightsDawnTrilogy'' by PeterHamilton, escapes a trap laid by the good guys by sending in a decoy instead.

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* Villainous Quinn Dexter, from the ''NightsDawnTrilogy'' ''Literature/NightsDawnTrilogy'' by PeterHamilton, escapes a trap laid by the good guys by sending in a decoy instead.
10th Apr '16 2:57:49 PM WillKeaton
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* Naturally, the first two ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels. Somewhat justified, as Amidala is a politician, and real-life politicians have verifiably employed decoys since at least World War II. In ''Star Wars: Legacy'', a spin-off comic series, Emperor Roan Fel leaves behind a decoy on his throne while fleeing away from the Sith. Likewise, in the Legacy of the Force novels, [[CrazyPrepared Admiral Pellaeon]] brings a decoy to a ''peace conference''. Which promptly gets raided. Pellaeon's opposite number? [[DeaderThanDead No decoys]].

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* Naturally, the first two ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels. Somewhat justified, as Amidala is a politician, and real-life politicians have verifiably employed decoys since at least World War II. In ''Star Wars: Legacy'', a spin-off comic series, Emperor Roan Fel leaves behind a decoy on his throne while fleeing away from the Sith. Likewise, in the Legacy ''Legacy of the Force Force'' novels, [[CrazyPrepared Admiral Pellaeon]] brings a decoy to a ''peace conference''. Which promptly gets raided. Pellaeon's opposite number? [[DeaderThanDead No decoys]].
15th Jan '16 4:53:41 PM nombretomado
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* One of the favorite tactics of Doctor Doom in the MarvelUniverse. To the extent where the use of 'Doombots' to justify/retcon his defeats at the hands of unworthy characters has become something of a running gag...the thing with SquirrelGirl, though, that really happened.

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* One of the favorite tactics of Doctor Doom in the MarvelUniverse. To the extent where the use of 'Doombots' to justify/retcon his defeats at the hands of unworthy characters has become something of a running gag...the thing with SquirrelGirl, ComicBook/SquirrelGirl, though, that really happened.
28th Dec '15 10:40:58 AM Anddrix
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* One of the favorite tactics of DrDoom in the MarvelUniverse. To the extent where the use of 'Doombots' to justify/retcon his defeats at the hands of unworthy characters has become something of a running gag...the thing with SquirrelGirl, though, that really happened.

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* One of the favorite tactics of DrDoom Doctor Doom in the MarvelUniverse. To the extent where the use of 'Doombots' to justify/retcon his defeats at the hands of unworthy characters has become something of a running gag...the thing with SquirrelGirl, though, that really happened.
27th Dec '15 2:47:26 PM thatother1dude
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** In the very first episode. Kay gets kidnapped and cooked by aliens. He then re-appears and says that an old friend changed places with him (we then see his friend escaping from the aliens safe and sound). It was impossible for him to have changed places with his decoy, lampshaded by Jay asking WHEN did he get the time to use the decoy. The question was ([[RuleOfFun of course]]) left unanswered.

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** In the very first episode. episode, Kay gets kidnapped and cooked by aliens. He then re-appears and says that an old friend changed places with him (we then see his friend escaping from the aliens safe and sound). It Jay asks how this was impossible for him to have changed places with his decoy, lampshaded by Jay asking WHEN did he get the time to use the decoy. The question was ([[RuleOfFun of course]]) possible, given Kay had not left unanswered.his sight since that the friend was last seen.
--->'''Kay:''' [[TheUnreveal Minutiae.]]
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