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22nd Apr '16 6:42:08 PM jormis29
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Hitman}}'' games, .47 will have to do this ''a lot'' to get close to his targets. Each available disguise has both advantages and disadvantages. For instance, if your target is some millionaire, dressing as a servant might get you close to him, but limit what you can carry or where you can go; dress as a guard, and you won't be stopped for having a weapon, but you might not be able to get close enough.

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Hitman}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' games, .47 will have to do this ''a lot'' to get close to his targets. Each available disguise has both advantages and disadvantages. For instance, if your target is some millionaire, dressing as a servant might get you close to him, but limit what you can carry or where you can go; dress as a guard, and you won't be stopped for having a weapon, but you might not be able to get close enough.
21st Apr '16 4:55:02 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Hitman}}'' games, .47 will have to do this ''a lot'' to get close to his targets. Each available disguise has both advantages and disadvantages. For instance, if your target is some millionaire, dressing as a servant might get you close to him, but limit what you can carry or where you can go; dress as a guard, and you won't be stopped for having a weapon, but you might not be able to get close enough.
20th Apr '16 1:50:39 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* A very odd example comes from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and its ''{{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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* A very odd example comes from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and its ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' adaptaion: adaptation: 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.
13th Apr '16 6:28:08 PM caivu
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* Since Mandalorians are always wearing their heavily customized armor and rarely taking of their helmets in public, it's very easy for Zayne Carrick to impersonate the evil scientist Demagol to free all of Demagols prisoners in ''Comicbook/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''.

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* Since Mandalorians are always wearing their heavily customized armor and rarely taking of their helmets in public, it's very easy for Zayne Carrick to impersonate the evil scientist Demagol to free all of Demagols Demagol's prisoners in ''Comicbook/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''.


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* Catwoman disguises herself as a Regime mook in Year Two of ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' and uses the opportunity to incapacitate the Flash.
25th Mar '16 9:18:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* A SpaceOpera example occurs in the episode "Asteroid" of the BBC series ''{{Hyperdrive}}''. The Camden Lock leads a pursuing alien fleet through the upper atmosphere of a gas giant so that the planet's atmosphere will destroy the pursuing ships. Following this maneuver, the crew finds that one of the alien ships has survived with its sensors out of commission and is hailing them to determine if they are friend or foe. The crew pretend to be aliens right up until they open fire.

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* A SpaceOpera example occurs in the episode "Asteroid" of the BBC series ''{{Hyperdrive}}''.''Series/{{Hyperdrive}}''. The Camden Lock leads a pursuing alien fleet through the upper atmosphere of a gas giant so that the planet's atmosphere will destroy the pursuing ships. Following this maneuver, the crew finds that one of the alien ships has survived with its sensors out of commission and is hailing them to determine if they are friend or foe. The crew pretend to be aliens right up until they open fire.
18th Mar '16 6:59:32 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': At the end of "Sleeper", Steed, Gambit and Purdey steal outfits from unconscious robbers and infiltrate the gang, using the balaclavas to disguise their identities.
5th Mar '16 1:58:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'' won a war game by using this trope. Since the two sides only differentiated by colour of arm-band, it was surprisingly easy ("We're traitors"), although you wonder why the opposing colonel didn't recognize the ones he talked to. The same trick was used in ''Film/PrivateBenjamin'', using one soldier's non-regulation red underwear to make the red armbands.
** Which was why they did their best to ensure that the members of the team that the opposing colonel had gotten a close look at weren't part of the infiltration stage.
** In addition, ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'' dressed as German soldiers for their actual mission.

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* ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'' ''Film/TheDirtyDozen''
** The Dozen
won a war game by using this trope. Since the two sides only differentiated by colour of arm-band, it was surprisingly easy ("We're traitors"), although you wonder why the opposing colonel didn't recognize the ones he talked to. The same trick was used in ''Film/PrivateBenjamin'', using one soldier's non-regulation red underwear to make the red armbands.
** Which was why
they did their best to ensure that the members of the team that the opposing colonel had gotten a close look at weren't part of the infiltration stage.
** In addition, ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'' The Dozen dressed as German soldiers for their actual mission.mission in occupied France.
* The same trick was used in ''Film/PrivateBenjamin'', using one soldier's non-regulation red underwear to make the red armbands.



** It wasn't an attempt at an excuse, it was because the German CO regarded the deception as DirtyBusiness and was adamant that if their cover was blown "We [[LastStand will die]] as what we are; German paratroopers." Unfortunately wearing their German uniforms under the Polish ones is what blows their cover, when one of them is killed in an accident while saving a young girl.



** A similar inversion occurs in ''Film/VForVendetta'', when V [[spoiler: dresses up bound and gagged employees of the station he's attacking in replicas of his own costume, leading the guards to unwittingly open fire on them]].

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** * A similar inversion occurs in ''Film/VForVendetta'', when V [[spoiler: dresses up bound and gagged employees of the station he's attacking in replicas of his own costume, leading the guards to unwittingly open fire on them]].



* Also parodied in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''. Lone Starr and Barf lure two Spaceballs into their Winnebago, beat the crap out of them, and come out with their uniforms. Barf's is perfectly fitted, even though he's much larger than either of the soldiers...and has a tail...
** And then when they make their escape, the same two guys are in their underwear...and have Spaceball helmets on, even though [[MST3KMantra Lone Starr and Barf also stole their]] ''[[MST3KMantra helmets]]''.

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* Also parodied Parodied in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''. Lone Starr and Barf lure two Spaceballs into their Winnebago, beat the crap out of them, and come out with their uniforms. Barf's is perfectly fitted, even though he's much larger than either of the soldiers...and has a tail...
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tail... And then when they make their escape, the same two guys are in their underwear...and have Spaceball helmets on, even though [[MST3KMantra Lone Starr and Barf also stole their]] ''[[MST3KMantra helmets]]''.
5th Mar '16 1:50:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* Kevin Flynn pulls this off in ''{{Tron}}'', but because the good guys and the bad are simply [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience color-coded]], all he needs to do for a disguise is steal the [[TronLines glowing red trim]].
* ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'' won a war game by using this trope. Since the two sides only differentiated by colour of arm-band, it was surprisingly easy ("We're traitors"), although you wonder why the opposing colonel didn't recognize the ones he talked to. The same trick was used in ''PrivateBenjamin'', using one soldier's non-regulation red underwear to make the red armbands.

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* Kevin Flynn pulls this off in ''{{Tron}}'', ''Film/{{Tron}}'', but because the good guys and the bad are simply [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience color-coded]], all he needs to do for a disguise is steal the [[TronLines glowing red trim]].
* ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'' won a war game by using this trope. Since the two sides only differentiated by colour of arm-band, it was surprisingly easy ("We're traitors"), although you wonder why the opposing colonel didn't recognize the ones he talked to. The same trick was used in ''PrivateBenjamin'', ''Film/PrivateBenjamin'', using one soldier's non-regulation red underwear to make the red armbands.



** In addition, ''TheDirtyDozen'' dressed as German soldiers for their actual mission.

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** In addition, ''TheDirtyDozen'' ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'' dressed as German soldiers for their actual mission.
4th Mar '16 2:46:26 PM Doug86
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* ''[[{{Conqueror}} Bones of the Hills]]'' opens with a group of Mongols under Tsubodai engaging a regiment of Russian knights. Jochi's argan manages to kill a detachment of them, then steal their armour in order to attack the main force.

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* ''[[{{Conqueror}} ''[[Literature/{{Conqueror}} Bones of the Hills]]'' opens with a group of Mongols under Tsubodai engaging a regiment of Russian knights. Jochi's argan manages to kill a detachment of them, then steal their armour in order to attack the main force.
19th Feb '16 11:13:50 PM NeonFox
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', the heroes are busted out of a prisoner transport by an ally in enemy uniform--aided by the fact that said uniform includes exactly the type of face-concealing helmet the Evil Overlord List recommends against...
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