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30th Jan '16 8:35:13 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''SyphonFilter'' series starting with ''Omega Strain'', the player can take enemy outfits from certain corpses, and some missions start you out with or require you to obtain a disguise.
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* In the ''SyphonFilter'' ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter'' series starting with ''Omega Strain'', the player can take enemy outfits from certain corpses, and some missions start you out with or require you to obtain a disguise.
7th Jan '16 6:12:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''SpaceQuest'' has you do this in homage to the Stormtrooper disguise in ''Franchise/StarWars''. Later, you lose the helmet and blow your cover.
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* ''SpaceQuest'' ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' has you do this in homage to the Stormtrooper disguise in ''Franchise/StarWars''. Later, you lose the helmet and blow your cover.
7th Jan '16 4:56:38 PM nombretomado
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* Mocked in the MSTing of ''SpaceMutiny'' when the beefy hero knocks out a smaller man in a tight-fitting uniform and then changes into it.
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* Mocked in the MSTing of ''SpaceMutiny'' ''Film/SpaceMutiny'' when the beefy hero knocks out a smaller man in a tight-fitting uniform and then changes into it.
31st Dec '15 2:07:46 AM Arivne
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* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' TOS episode "The Fraudulent Volcano". Dr. Quest and Race do this while ''escaping'' the enemy base.
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* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' TOS episode "The Fraudulent Volcano". After Jonny and Hadji knock out a couple of guards, Dr. Quest and Race do this don their uniforms while ''escaping'' attempting to ''escape'' the enemy base.
19th Dec '15 5:25:11 PM isolato
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actually that was probably the tropenamer for the False Flag Operation
** A few times he flies the enemy flag on approach before whipping it down and running up the Union Jack before opening fire. Not an uncommon tactic in naval warfare of the time but to be legal, the correct ensign had to be flying prior to commencement of active hostilities. Napoleon later uses this to trump up capital charges against him, even though Hornblower had observed the correct form.
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** A few times he flies the enemy flag on approach before whipping it down and running up the Union Jack before opening fire. [[{{FalseFlagOperation}} Not an uncommon tactic in naval warfare of the time time]] but to be legal, the correct ensign had to be flying prior to commencement of active hostilities. Napoleon later uses this to trump up capital charges against him, even though Hornblower had observed the correct form.
19th Dec '15 12:48:38 PM eowynjedi
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* ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' uses this once or twice - not enemy uniforms specifically, but flying the enemy flag on approach, before whipping it down and running up the Union Jack before opening fire. Not an uncommon tactic in naval warfare of the time but to be legal, the correct ensign had to be flying prior to commencement of active hostilities.
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* ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' uses this once or twice - not enemy uniforms specifically, but flying twice: ** A few times he flies the enemy flag on approach, approach before whipping it down and running up the Union Jack before opening fire. Not an uncommon tactic in naval warfare of the time but to be legal, the correct ensign had to be flying prior to commencement of active hostilities. Napoleon later uses this to trump up capital charges against him, even though Hornblower had observed the correct form. ** He ''does'' wear an enemy uniform to escape France with Bush and Brown; his French hosts whip up three merchant marine uniforms for them to wear, and since Hornblower already knows French (and Brown becomes fluent in their extended stay), they pass easily.
18th Dec '15 11:15:50 AM eowynjedi
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* HoratioHornblower uses this once or twice - not enemy uniforms specifically, but flying the enemy flag on approach, before whipping it down and running up the Union Jack before opening fire. Not an uncommon tactic in naval warfare of the time but to be legal, the correct ensign had to be flying prior to commencement of active hostilities.
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* HoratioHornblower ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' uses this once or twice - not enemy uniforms specifically, but flying the enemy flag on approach, before whipping it down and running up the Union Jack before opening fire. Not an uncommon tactic in naval warfare of the time but to be legal, the correct ensign had to be flying prior to commencement of active hostilities.

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* HoratioHornblower uses this once or twice - not enemy uniforms specifically, but flying Used in a couple of the enemy ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' telefilms. ** In "Even Chance", Hornblower refuses to strike the French flag on approach, before whipping it down and running up the Union Jack before opening fire. Not an uncommon tactic ship they've just captured; unlike when he does this in naval warfare the books, he keeps it flying when he ambushes the three corvettes attacking his home ship despite being reminded of the time but to be legal, Articles of War and only puts the correct ensign had British flag up once the French surrender. ** In "The Duchess and the Devil", he has his crew dress in the French coats left behind on a prize vessel to be flying prior try and slip past some Spanish ships in the fog; unfortunately one of the Spanish officers has personal knowledge of that ship's capture. They change back after they're forced to commencement of active hostilities.surrender.
13th Dec '15 9:07:59 PM Josef5678
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* ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim]]'' allows certain races to do this for the quest where the Dragonborn must infiltrate and search the Thalmor Embassy, by wearing a set of Hooded Thalmor Robes. An Argonian or Khajit Dragonborn is found out almost immediately ("Wait, is that a tail?"), but a human or elvish (or orc) Dragonborn can sneak through with relative ease, and an Altmer Dragonborn can actually order the Thalmor out of the way. What's interesting is that this isn't even ''hinted'' at anywhere in the game, leaving it entirely up to [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything the player's initiative]].
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* ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim]]'' allows certain races to do this for the quest where the Dragonborn must infiltrate and search the Thalmor Embassy, by wearing a set of Hooded Thalmor Robes. An Argonian or Khajit Dragonborn is found out almost immediately ("Wait, is that a tail?"), but a human or elvish (or orc) Dragonborn can sneak through with relative ease, and an Altmer Dragonborn can actually order the Thalmor out of the way. What's interesting is that this isn't even ''hinted'' at anywhere in the game, leaving it entirely up to [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight the player's initiative]].
25th Nov '15 1:55:08 PM DeisTheAlcano
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** A particularily funny example from World War One also combined with BecauseImJonesy. The British and Germans both employed armed merchant ships (the Germans used them to attack British shipping, the British to hunt down German raiders), and often used fake markings, false smokestacks, and other elements to disguise them as the other side's ship. In the 1914 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Trindade Battle of Trindade]], the German SMS ''Cap Trafalgar'' encountered the British RMS ''Carmania'', both of which were disguised. The problem was that not only was ''Cap Trafalgar'' disguised as ''Carmania'', ''Carmania'' was also disguised as ''Cap Trafalgar''. At that early point in the war, neither side actually knew which merchant ships the other had converted into auxiliary cruisers, and thus both ships' captains made poor choices of disguise.
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** A particularily funny example from World War One also combined with BecauseImJonesy.ConfrontingYourImposter. The British and Germans both employed armed merchant ships (the Germans used them to attack British shipping, the British to hunt down German raiders), and often used fake markings, false smokestacks, and other elements to disguise them as the other side's ship. In the 1914 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Trindade Battle of Trindade]], the German SMS ''Cap Trafalgar'' encountered the British RMS ''Carmania'', both of which were disguised. The problem was that not only was ''Cap Trafalgar'' disguised as ''Carmania'', ''Carmania'' was also disguised as ''Cap Trafalgar''. At that early point in the war, neither side actually knew which merchant ships the other had converted into auxiliary cruisers, and thus both ships' captains made poor choices of disguise.
14th Nov '15 5:12:27 PM nombretomado
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* A very odd example comes from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and its ''{{Robotech}}'' adaptaion: Max is trapped onboard a Zentraedi warship and hides in a bathroom. An enemy soldier comes in and Max knocks him out and steals his uniform. The pockets come in handy for rescuing the three human prisoners. The oddity is that Max didn't disguise himself, but rather his HumongousMecha in the uniform of the equally giant alien.
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* A very odd example comes from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and its ''{{Robotech}}'' ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' adaptaion: Max is trapped onboard a Zentraedi warship and hides in a bathroom. An enemy soldier comes in and Max knocks him out and steals his uniform. The pockets come in handy for rescuing the three human prisoners. The oddity is that Max didn't disguise himself, but rather his HumongousMecha in the uniform of the equally giant alien.
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