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* The greatest theft of private property ever, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_Stewart_Gardner_Museum_theft the $500 million of art stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1991]], was carried out by two thieves dressed as Boston police officers.
16th Jul '17 7:48:19 PM DanielCase
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** The U.S. troops famously caught some of these spies by asking questions only Americans would be expected to answer correctly, like baseball trivia, particularly trick questions like "What year did Babe Ruth hit 64 home runs?" It didn't always work—one U.S. general was held at gunpoint by a couple of privates after he incorrectly stated that [[GretzkyHasTheBall the Chicago Cubs were in the American League]].
2nd Jul '17 4:56:24 AM LentilSandEater
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* ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney'' has the title pair do this to get into FluffyCloudHeaven. Once they do this, FridgeLogic rears its head to them: they mugged two guys in ''Heaven''.

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* ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney'' has the title pair do this to get into FluffyCloudHeaven. Once they do this, FridgeLogic rears its head to them: Yes, they mugged two guys in ''Heaven''.



** In at least four stories, the Doctor and his allies manage to disable a Dalek, remove the mutant inside, and substitute one of their number. How a whole person fits in there, when the mutant that came out is not much bigger than a human head, [[FridgeLogic is never made clear]]. Because in the Whoniverse everything's BiggerOnTheInside?

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** In at least four stories, the Doctor and his allies manage to disable a Dalek, remove the mutant inside, and substitute one of their number. How a whole person fits in there, when the mutant that came out is not much bigger than a human head, [[FridgeLogic is never made clear]].clear. Because in the Whoniverse everything's BiggerOnTheInside?



** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks "Genesis of the Daleks"]], the Doctor and Harry dress in Thal uniform in order to rescue Sarah Jane. The Doctor gestures to the guard, who comes over, and the Doctor blocks his exit while Harry goes in for a GroinAttack that leaves him unconscious.
*** Later Harry dresses in the Kaled [[StateSec Military Elite]] uniform to rescue the Doctor from Nyder.

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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks "Genesis of the Daleks"]], the Doctor and Harry dress in Thal uniform in order to rescue Sarah Jane. The Doctor gestures to the guard, who comes over, and the Doctor blocks his exit while Harry goes in for a GroinAttack that leaves him unconscious.
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unconscious. Later Harry dresses in the Kaled [[StateSec Military Elite]] uniform to rescue the Doctor from Nyder.



** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]] - how ''did'' the cactus-person Vinvocci [[FridgeLogic get that guard's helmet over his head, anyway?]] Ow.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]] - how ''did'' the cactus-person Vinvocci [[FridgeLogic get that guard's helmet over his head, anyway?]] anyway? Ow.



* Happens multiple times in ''VideoGame/MOTHER3'', and two times the enemy ''helps'' you disguise yourself. When the team infiltrates Thunder Tower, the Pig Masks mistake Lucas for their commander, and give him his "usual" clothes, and Pigmask outfits for the rest of the party. Later, Lucas and Boney infiltrate the Chimera Labs and are given Pigmask uniforms to complete their masquerade as part-time workers. [[spoiler:Given [[ImpersonatingTheEvilTwin who the aforementioned "commander" is]], [[FridgeBrilliance this makes sense]].]]

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* Happens multiple times in ''VideoGame/MOTHER3'', and two times the enemy ''helps'' you disguise yourself. When the team infiltrates Thunder Tower, the Pig Masks mistake Lucas for their commander, and give him his "usual" clothes, and Pigmask outfits for the rest of the party. Later, Lucas and Boney infiltrate the Chimera Labs and are given Pigmask uniforms to complete their masquerade as part-time workers. [[spoiler:Given [[ImpersonatingTheEvilTwin who the aforementioned "commander" is]], [[FridgeBrilliance this makes sense]].sense.]]
2nd Jul '17 4:53:56 AM LentilSandEater
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* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', you have to do this twice: once, you wear a stolen Sith uniform to gain access to the lower levels of Taris, and later you have to wear Sand People's robes to safely approach a Sand People Enclave. Subverted on both occasions. On Taris, the uniform only works with the upper lever guard. The lower guard demands that you show him the proper papers before you pass. On Tatooine, the Tusken Raiders realise you're an imposter on closer inspection...[[FridgeLogic somehow...]]
*** The EU states the since Tuskens ''always'' wear robes all the time they tell each other apart with their gaderffiis (and banthas) since no two are alike, so to them you're basically wearing a name tag.
** You later trade the Sith uniform to the Hidden Beks leader who planned to [[InvokedTrope invoke the trope]] by disguising some of his gang in case the Sith tried to take over the Lower City. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Carth was right in that the Sith decided to go with the "much more grand and deadly" idea of razing the planet]]

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* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', you have to do this twice: once, twice:
** Once,
you wear a stolen Sith uniform to gain access to the lower levels of Taris, and later Taris. There's also nothing to stop you have to wear Sand People's robes to safely approach a Sand People Enclave. Subverted on both occasions. On Taris, running around the uniform only works with the upper lever guard. The lower guard demands that you show him the proper papers before you pass. On Tatooine, the Tusken Raiders realise you're an imposter on closer inspection...[[FridgeLogic somehow...]]
*** The EU states the since Tuskens ''always'' wear robes all the time they tell each other apart with their gaderffiis (and banthas) since no two are alike, so
top level enjoying [[OhCrap people's reaction to them you're basically wearing a name tag.
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Sith talking to them.]] You later trade the Sith uniform to the Hidden Beks leader who planned to [[InvokedTrope invoke the trope]] by disguising some of his gang in case the Sith tried to take over the Lower City. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Carth was right in that the Sith decided to go with the "much more grand and deadly" idea of razing the planet]]planet]]
** Later you have to wear Sand People's robes to safely approach a Sand People Enclave. The Tusken Raiders realise you're an imposter on closer inspection but at least you get through the door without a massive fight breaking out.
28th Jun '17 8:53:44 AM Odacon_Spy
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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 [[DevelopersForesight 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, 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 [[BavarianFireDrill order the Thalmor out of the way.way]]. What's interesting is that this isn't even ''hinted'' at anywhere in the game, leaving it entirely up to [[DevelopersForesight the player's initiative]].
24th Jun '17 9:35:18 AM nombretomado
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* JudgeDee and his lieutenants are constantly disguising themselves as assorted members of the underworld. Tao Gan actually IS a member of the underworld, retired.

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* JudgeDee Literature/JudgeDee and his lieutenants are constantly disguising themselves as assorted members of the underworld. Tao Gan actually IS a member of the underworld, retired.
14th May '17 1:32:21 AM pointycatears
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** In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', Princess Peach dons an X-Naut uniform in order to get information from her captor. The disguise is flawless, despite X-Nauts being around half of Peach's height.

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** In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', Princess Peach dons an X-Naut uniform in order to get information from her captor. The disguise is flawless, [[CostumesChangeYourSize despite X-Nauts being around half of Peach's height.height]].
7th May '17 4:06:57 PM nombretomado
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** The usefulness of Changelings has been somewhat devalued as of ''[[VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm Heart of the Swarm]]'', due to, of all things, an InterfaceScrew. In all previous incarnations of ''StarCraft'', you could click on any unit and select it. As of ''[=HotS=]'', you can only select units you control; clicking on an enemy unit accomplishes nothing. So when you band-select all your Zealots and one of them follows the others around but is mysteriously un-selectable, you know exactly what's happening.

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** The usefulness of Changelings has been somewhat devalued as of ''[[VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm Heart of the Swarm]]'', due to, of all things, an InterfaceScrew. In all previous incarnations of ''StarCraft'', ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', you could click on any unit and select it. As of ''[=HotS=]'', you can only select units you control; clicking on an enemy unit accomplishes nothing. So when you band-select all your Zealots and one of them follows the others around but is mysteriously un-selectable, you know exactly what's happening.
4th May '17 1:19:54 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS4E12SlavesOfTheRepublic "Slaves of the Republic"]], Anakin, Obi-Wan and Rex go undercover disguised as Zygerrians, or at least criminals and/or slavers wearing Zygerrian armour. Ahsoka, on the other hand, is disguised as a [[GoGoEnslavement slave girl]], which she's not especially thrilled about.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'':
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[[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS4E12SlavesOfTheRepublic "Slaves of the Republic"]], Republic"]]: Anakin, Obi-Wan and Rex go undercover disguised as Zygerrians, or at least criminals and/or slavers wearing Zygerrian armour. Ahsoka, on the other hand, is disguised as a [[GoGoEnslavement slave girl]], which she's not especially thrilled about.about.
** [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS5E16TheLawless "The Lawless"]]: Obi-Wan infiltrates the Mandalorian capital of Sundari to rescue Duchess Satine by luring a supercommando onto the ''Twilight'', and mugging him for his armour.
26th Apr '17 6:41:46 PM Kadorhal
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** The last time is after "Hendrickson" quits, and Frohman decides to steal his Combine Elite uniform for a bit. This doesn't play into much before he ditches the outfit again.

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** The last time is after "Hendrickson" Henderson quits, and Frohman decides to steal his Combine Elite uniform for a bit. This doesn't play into much before he ditches the outfit again.
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