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16th Apr '18 2:36:30 PM RedScharlach
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A common variant is to have the princess of a kingdom escape during a coup, with her disguised lady-in-waiting (or some other hapless servant who's been dragooned into the job) remaining in her place to be brutally killed by the usurpers. This has occured in ''Manga/MurderPrincess'', ''Literature/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'', Kurosawa's ''Film/TheHiddenFortress'' and the {{Webcomic}} ''Legendary''.

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A common variant is to have the princess of a kingdom escape during a coup, with her disguised lady-in-waiting (or some other hapless servant who's been dragooned into the job) remaining in her place to be brutally killed by the usurpers. This has occured occurred in ''Manga/MurderPrincess'', ''Literature/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'', Kurosawa's ''Film/TheHiddenFortress'' and the {{Webcomic}} ''Legendary''.



** "The Wedding of River Song" - The Doctor has to be shot dead by an astronaut by the lakes of Utah on April 22, 2011, 5.02pm. Who says it can't be a shape-shifting robot disgused as the Doctor?

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** "The Wedding of River Song" - The Doctor has to be shot dead by an astronaut by the lakes of Utah on April 22, 2011, 5.02pm. Who says it can't be a shape-shifting robot disgused disguised as the Doctor?



-->'''Michael''': Too bad we don't have a decoy dad [to go with the [[MockGuffin decoy evidence cooler]] .

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-->'''Michael''': Too bad we don't have a decoy dad [to to go with the [[MockGuffin decoy evidence cooler]] .cooler]].



* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' when [[spoiler:Colette]] simultaneously destroys all but one of [[spoiler:Beausoleil]]'s [[RemoteBody clank bodies]] still in Paris he breifly gloats that his true body has already escaped the city. [[spoiler:She]] points out that his bosses are likely to severely and possibly fatally punish him for his failure to capture Paris and will luckily take care of that for [[spoiler:her]] since [[spoiler:she]] is busy with other things before destroying the last one.

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' when [[spoiler:Colette]] simultaneously destroys all but one of [[spoiler:Beausoleil]]'s [[RemoteBody clank bodies]] still in Paris he breifly briefly gloats that his true body has already escaped the city. [[spoiler:She]] points out that his bosses are likely to severely and possibly fatally punish him for his failure to capture Paris and will luckily take care of that for [[spoiler:her]] since [[spoiler:she]] is busy with other things before destroying the last one.



** In another episode, a maker of illegal [[SexBot "pleasure synthoids"]] sends a sythoid duplicate of himself to attack Batman while he runs for it. It doesn't work.

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** In another episode, a maker of illegal [[SexBot "pleasure synthoids"]] sends a sythoid synthoid duplicate of himself to attack Batman while he runs for it. It doesn't work.



* In Monroe, WA in 2008, an armored car robber used Craigslist and an inner tube to make his getaway. The man pepper sprayed an armored car guard as he was making a drop at the Monroe Washington Bank of America. He took a “large sum of money”, according to police, and floated down the river on an inner tube. So where does Craigslist come into play here? At approximately 11 AM, the suspect showed up at the bank wearing a blue shirt, goggles and dust mask. It’s pretty obvious that he was trying to look like a bug sprayer and was carrying a pump spraying to complete the ruse. Apparently the disguise worked as none of the employees or patrons paid him any attention. He sprays the guard and then rides an inner tube down the Skykomish river where police say an accomplice picked him up afterwards. The suspect covered his tracks by hiring several people who looked exactly like him. A few days before, someone placed a Craigslist ad requesting day laborers for a road maintenance project. The workers were expected to meet in front of the Bank of America at, you guessed it, Sept 30 at 11 AM and were instructed to wear yellow safety vests, safety goggles, respirator masks and blue shirts. (quoted from http://www.tgdaily.com/trendwatch-features/39579-craigslist-decoys-help-armored-car-robber-make-his-getaway)
* Some lizards can do a low-level variation on this, separating their tail from their body. The tail often twitches on it's own, attracting the predator's attention long enough for a getaway. A new one is grown over a period of time.
* A common enough tactic with squids. The stages are: 1) Become dark to draw a predator's attention. 2) Make a dark ink blot shaped like yourself. 3) turn pale. 4) Flee a couple meters. 5) Laugh your ass off as the predator grabs the ink blot and gets a faceful of ink.

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* In Monroe, WA in 2008, an armored car robber used Craigslist and an inner tube to make his getaway. The man pepper sprayed pepper-sprayed an armored car guard as he was making a drop at the Monroe Washington Bank of America. He took a “large sum of money”, according to police, and floated down the river on an inner tube. So where does Craigslist come into play here? At approximately 11 AM, the suspect showed up at the bank wearing a blue shirt, goggles and dust mask. It’s It's pretty obvious that he was trying to look like a bug sprayer and was carrying a pump spraying to complete the ruse. Apparently the disguise worked as none of the employees or patrons paid him any attention. He sprays the guard and then rides an inner tube down the Skykomish river where police say an accomplice picked him up afterwards. The suspect covered his tracks by hiring several people who looked exactly like him. A few days before, someone placed a Craigslist ad requesting day laborers for a road maintenance project. The workers were expected to meet in front of the Bank of America at, you guessed it, Sept 30 at 11 AM and were instructed to wear yellow safety vests, safety goggles, respirator masks and blue shirts. (quoted from http://www.tgdaily.com/trendwatch-features/39579-craigslist-decoys-help-armored-car-robber-make-his-getaway)
* Some lizards can do a low-level variation on this, separating their tail from their body. The tail often twitches on it's its own, attracting the predator's attention long enough for a getaway. A new one is grown over a period of time.
* A common enough tactic with squids. The stages are: 1) Become dark to draw a predator's attention. 2) Make a dark ink blot shaped like yourself. 3) turn Turn pale. 4) Flee a couple meters. 5) Laugh your ass off as the predator grabs the ink blot and gets a faceful of ink.
10th Mar '18 1:00:21 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' when [[spoiler:Colette]] simultaneously destroys all but one of [[spoiler:Beausoleil]]'s [[RemoteBody clank bodies]] still in Paris he breifly gloats that his true body has already escaped the city. [[spoiler:She]] points out that his bosses are likely to severely and possibly fatally punish him for his failure to capture Paris and will luckily take care of that for [[spoiler:her]] since [[spoiler:she]] is busy with other things before destroying the last one.
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20th Feb '18 1:54:50 AM Cryoclaste
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* This tactic is necessary in at least the original ''FireEmblem'' (and subsequently its recent rerelease). In a game where most players strive to keeps as many units alive as possible, you're forced to sacrifice some of them in a bid to progress the storyline.

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* This tactic is necessary in at least the original ''FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/{{Fire Emblem|1}}'' (and subsequently its recent rerelease). In a game where most players strive to keeps as many units alive as possible, you're forced to sacrifice some of them in a bid to progress the storyline.
26th Jan '18 10:59:49 AM MarqFJA
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A common variant is to have the princess of a kingdom escape during a coup, with her disguised lady-in-waiting (or some other hapless servant who's been dragooned into the job) remaining in her place to be brutally killed by the usurpers. This has occured in ''Manga/MurderPrincess'', ''Literature/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'', Kurosawa's ''Film/TheHiddenFortress'' and ''Webcomic/{{Legendary}}''.

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A common variant is to have the princess of a kingdom escape during a coup, with her disguised lady-in-waiting (or some other hapless servant who's been dragooned into the job) remaining in her place to be brutally killed by the usurpers. This has occured in ''Manga/MurderPrincess'', ''Literature/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'', Kurosawa's ''Film/TheHiddenFortress'' and ''Webcomic/{{Legendary}}''.
the {{Webcomic}} ''Legendary''.
26th Jan '18 10:59:14 AM MarqFJA
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A common variant is to have the princess of a kingdom escape during a coup, with her disguised lady-in-waiting (or some other hapless servant who's been dragooned into the job) remaining in her place to be brutally killed by the usurpers. This has occured in ''Manga/MurderPrincess'', ''Literature/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'', Kurosawa's ''Film/TheHiddenFortress'' and ''{{Webcomic}}/{{Legendary}}''.

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A common variant is to have the princess of a kingdom escape during a coup, with her disguised lady-in-waiting (or some other hapless servant who's been dragooned into the job) remaining in her place to be brutally killed by the usurpers. This has occured in ''Manga/MurderPrincess'', ''Literature/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'', Kurosawa's ''Film/TheHiddenFortress'' and ''{{Webcomic}}/{{Legendary}}''.
''Webcomic/{{Legendary}}''.
26th Jan '18 10:58:54 AM MarqFJA
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A common variant is to have the princess of a kingdom escape during a coup, with her disguised lady-in-waiting (or some other hapless servant who's been dragooned into the job) remaining in her place to be brutally killed by the usurpers. This has occured in ''Murder Princess'', ''Literature/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'', Kurosawa's ''Film/TheHiddenFortress'' and the {{Webcomic}} ''Legendary''.

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A common variant is to have the princess of a kingdom escape during a coup, with her disguised lady-in-waiting (or some other hapless servant who's been dragooned into the job) remaining in her place to be brutally killed by the usurpers. This has occured in ''Murder Princess'', ''Manga/MurderPrincess'', ''Literature/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'', Kurosawa's ''Film/TheHiddenFortress'' and the {{Webcomic}} ''Legendary''.
''{{Webcomic}}/{{Legendary}}''.
2nd Nov '17 6:35:02 PM eroock
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* When the police come to capture John at home in ''Film/ToCatchAThief'', they are fooled into following his getaway car driven by his maid while John stayed behind.
18th Sep '17 5:41:18 PM KZN02
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Sometimes bad guys leave behind decoys or {{Body Double}}s as well, but usually they don't bother, as they can nearly always pull a VillainExitStageLeft. In a hurry, a character might give a distinctive piece of clothing to someone nearby, evading capture as the pursuers take on the lookalike.

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Sometimes bad guys leave behind decoys or {{Body Double}}s as well, but usually they don't bother, as they can nearly always pull a VillainExitStageLeft. In a hurry, a character might give [[OutfitDecoy a distinctive piece of clothing clothing]] to someone nearby, evading capture as the pursuers take on the lookalike.
11th Jun '17 8:58:10 PM nombretomado
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* Happens in [[SaveThePrincess chapter 4]] of ''YggdraUnion'', where the Imperial Army leaves a BodyDouble of Gulcasa behind in Fort Karona to buy time for the real one to make it to Lost Aries with Yggdra and begin the Rite of Soul Unbinding. Gulcasa's decoy is significantly weaker than him, though, which serves as a tip-off to players who are actually paying attention. Once unhelmed, the decoy's portrait also happens to have shorter hair and softer facial features; his armor even fits better than Gulcasa's does.

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* Happens in [[SaveThePrincess chapter 4]] of ''YggdraUnion'', ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'', where the Imperial Army leaves a BodyDouble of Gulcasa behind in Fort Karona to buy time for the real one to make it to Lost Aries with Yggdra and begin the Rite of Soul Unbinding. Gulcasa's decoy is significantly weaker than him, though, which serves as a tip-off to players who are actually paying attention. Once unhelmed, the decoy's portrait also happens to have shorter hair and softer facial features; his armor even fits better than Gulcasa's does.
6th Jun '17 8:50:59 AM Julia1984
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** In the special "Fairy Idol," Norm the JerkassGenie uses an evil clone of Timmy to goad Cosmo and Wanda into quitting as godparents. Once that part was finished and he left to continue with the rest of his plan, Norm left said evil clone behind, so when Jorgen showed up to erase Timmy's memory of his godparents, Timmy hid in a closet and let Jorgen wipe the mind of the clone. NiceJobFixingItVillain!

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** In the special "Fairy Idol," Norm the JerkassGenie uses an evil clone of Timmy to goad Cosmo and Wanda into quitting as godparents. Once that part was finished and he left to continue with the rest of his plan, Norm left said evil clone behind, so when Jorgen showed up to erase Timmy's memory of his godparents, Timmy hid in a closet and let Jorgen wipe the mind of the clone. NiceJobFixingItVillain!NiceJobFixingItVillain
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