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17th Feb '17 7:50:32 AM Morgenthaler
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** Barnsby and Mallory kill two Chetnik soldier who were tracking them, but are later informed that they were actually Partisan spies who had infiltrated the Chetnik camp. Whoops.

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** Barnsby and Mallory kill two Chetnik soldier soldiers who were tracking them, but are later informed that they were actually Partisan spies who had infiltrated the Chetnik camp. Whoops.
17th Feb '17 7:46:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/ForceTenFromNavarone'': The main characters are all either spies or guerilla fighters operating in occupied territory, so you betcha:
** Barnsby and Mallory kill two Chetnik soldier who were tracking them, but are later informed that they were actually Partisan spies who had infiltrated the Chetnik camp. Whoops.
** Force Ten uses the same tactic with dressing two Partisan soldiers as Chetniks when they raid their base later on to retrieve several prisoners.
** And again when they infiltrate a German base to steal the explosives they need to blow up the dam, they pose as Wehrmacht soldiers.
29th Jan '17 9:08:29 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/{{Swellhead}}''. [[FairCop Stacy Cotterill]] finds a locker room full of mook jumpsuits, so she's able to pick one that fits her. Things are going fine until the supervillain orders his FacelessGoons to take their helmets off. Needless to say the beautiful heroine stands out among all the male mooks.

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* ''Literature/{{Swellhead}}''. [[FairCop Stacy Cotterill]] finds a locker room full of mook jumpsuits, so she's able to pick one that fits her. Things are going fine until the GenreSavvy supervillain orders his FacelessGoons to take their helmets off. Needless to say the beautiful heroine stands out among all the male mooks.
26th Jan '17 7:27:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* It is entirely possible to beat ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' in around eleven minutes, by swiping a suit of enemy power armor and waltzing into their nigh-impenetrable fortress.
** This trope is also featured in the original, where you can wear robes and almost everyone in the Cathedral will assume you're one of them.



** A major part of the Chapter 2 story mission in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' revolves finding and stealing the appropriate mook-gear to infiltrate the enemies hideout in Guadosalam. Despite the fact that this is mentioned during several of the battles with the mook's bosses, they never realize that those stolen uniforms are being used for infiltration even when you're talking to the mook's bosses in the base.



* A major part of the Chapter 2 story mission in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' revolves finding and stealing the appropriate mook-gear to infiltrate the enemies hideout in Guadosalam. Despite the fact that this is mentioned during several of the battles with the mook's bosses, they never realize that those stolen uniforms are being used for infiltration even when you're talking to the mook's bosses in the base.
** To be fair, the uniforms are fully covering and Yuna says only a few lines while in disguise. Also the Syndicate leaders aren't the smartest people in the game anyway.



** It is entirely possible to beat ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' in around eleven minutes, by swiping a suit of enemy power armor and waltzing into their nigh-impenetrable fortress. This trope is also featured in the original, where you can wear robes and almost everyone in the Cathedral will assume you're one of them.



* While pursuing Atlas/Fontaine in the final areas of ''BioShock1'', Jack takes on the guise of a Big Daddy, complete with voicebox modification and pheromones, to gain the help of the Little Sisters in accessing doors only they can open. It also fools the security cameras and turrets, although they still attack the Little Sisters.

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* While pursuing Atlas/Fontaine in the final areas of ''BioShock1'', ''VideoGame/BioShock1'', Jack takes on the guise of a Big Daddy, complete with voicebox modification and pheromones, to gain the help of the Little Sisters in accessing doors only they can open. It also fools the security cameras and turrets, although they still attack the Little Sisters.
26th Jan '17 7:25:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', when Locke infiltrates South Figaro, you can switch between Locke's normal outfit, a merchant outfit, and an Imperial guardsman outfit; if you rescue Celes while wearing the guardsman outfit, Locke hides in plain sight as the enemy soldiers walk out, and there's a ShoutOut to ''Star Wars'' during the actual rescue.
* In the Heavensward expansion of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'', Thancred is seen doing this when the game switches to him and Krile via event movie, infiltrating the Castrum fortress



* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' featured an enemy uniform that could be worn by Raiden. Konami deceptively hid his presence in the game by only showing him dressed in this disguise for the game's promotional materials, which may have had something to do with the [[TheScrappy incredible backlash]] against the character when he was revealed to be the main protagonist. It also averts the Universal Uniform trope, if only in the mildest way: the uniform is (allegedly) too big for Raiden, and if an actual guard touches him, it instantly falls off, mandating a tactical withdrawal.

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':
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''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' featured an enemy uniform that could be worn by Raiden. Konami deceptively hid his presence in the game by only showing him dressed in this disguise for the game's promotional materials, which may have had something to do with the [[TheScrappy incredible backlash]] against the character when he was revealed to be the main protagonist. It also averts the Universal Uniform trope, if only in the mildest way: the uniform is (allegedly) too big for Raiden, and if an actual guard touches him, it instantly falls off, mandating a tactical withdrawal.



* Partially subverted in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. The heroes sneak aboard an enemy ship wearing the enemy army's uniforms. However, one of the teammates, a lion-like quadruped, stands out quite a bit as he staggers about trying to walk on two legs. Also, his tail is showing.
** Which, come to think of it, could easily be a shout-out to ''The Wizard of Oz'', only explaining why that makes sense would involve ''a lot'' of Fridge Logic.



* [[GenkiGirl Selphie]] and her squad in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' do this to infiltrate the Galbadian missile base; hijinks ensue.
* Spoofed in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''. Zidane and Blank steal Pluto Knight armor, and comment about the armor being sweaty, stinky, and breadcrumbs being in the pockets.

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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
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[[GenkiGirl Selphie]] and her squad in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' do this to infiltrate the Galbadian missile base; hijinks ensue.
* ** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', when Locke infiltrates South Figaro, you can switch between Locke's normal outfit, a merchant outfit, and an Imperial guardsman outfit; if you rescue Celes while wearing the guardsman outfit, Locke hides in plain sight as the enemy soldiers walk out, and there's a ShoutOut to ''Star Wars'' during the actual rescue.
** Partially subverted in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. The heroes sneak aboard an enemy ship wearing the enemy army's uniforms. However, one of the teammates, a lion-like quadruped, stands out quite a bit as he staggers about trying to walk on two legs. Also, his tail is showing.
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Spoofed in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''. Zidane and Blank steal Pluto Knight armor, and comment about the armor being sweaty, stinky, and breadcrumbs being in the pockets.pockets.
** In the Heavensward expansion of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'', Thancred is seen doing this when the game switches to him and Krile via event movie, infiltrating the Castrum fortress



* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' lets you disguise yourself with certain factions' armor, which causes those factions to think you're a friendly, but also makes their enemies hostile to you. In other words, walking into an NCR Outpost wearing Caesar's Legion armor (or vice versa) is a good way to get yourself ventilated. Also, the EliteMooks of the faction will see through your disguise if you get too close.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}':
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''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' lets you disguise yourself with certain factions' armor, which causes those factions to think you're a friendly, but also makes their enemies hostile to you. In other words, walking into an NCR Outpost wearing Caesar's Legion armor (or vice versa) is a good way to get yourself ventilated. Also, the EliteMooks of the faction will see through your disguise if you get too close.
26th Jan '17 7:22:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/StarcraftII: [[VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty Wings of Liberty]]'' features a Zerg organism, the "Changeling", which is capable of assuming the identity of the enemy race, clothes and all, and do some recon. Units won't be able to spot or attack the Changeling without the player's direct intervention in the form of explicit order to attack what appears to be an ally.

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* ''VideoGame/StarcraftII: [[VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty ''VideoGame/StarcraftII:
** ''[[VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty
Wings of Liberty]]'' features a Zerg organism, the "Changeling", which is capable of assuming the identity of the enemy race, clothes and all, and do some recon. Units won't be able to spot or attack the Changeling without the player's direct intervention in the form of explicit order to attack what appears to be an ally.
21st Jan '17 6:04:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* In David Eddings' ''Tamuli'' series, some of the heroes disguise themselves as mercenaries (complete with different faces) to get into [[TheDragon Scarpa's]] army.

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* In David Eddings' ''Tamuli'' ''Literature/TheTamuli'' series, some of the heroes disguise themselves as mercenaries (complete with different faces) to get into [[TheDragon Scarpa's]] army.
21st Jan '17 6:03:56 AM Morgenthaler
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** In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'', [[TrueCompanions the Trio]] Polyjuice themselves into three random Ministry employees to sneak into the Ministry of Magic. It works, but it's subverted in that the "random" part causes endless problems: Hermione and Ron are stuck in the jobs of their disguises not to blow their cover, and they have to bluff their way though; Ron's is man whose wife was on trial that same day. Luckily Harry realized quickly his disguise was a Death Eater. As all hell breaks loose he [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome just starts giving orders and threatening people who try to stop them]], getting a bunch of Muggleborns out through the front door. [[spoiler: Then the real guys, they didn't knock out, return.]]

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** In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'', [[TrueCompanions the Trio]] Polyjuice themselves into three random Ministry employees to sneak into the Ministry of Magic. It works, but it's subverted in that the "random" part causes endless problems: Hermione and Ron are stuck in the jobs of their disguises not to blow their cover, and they have to bluff their way though; Ron's is man whose wife was on trial that same day. Luckily Harry realized quickly his disguise was a Death Eater. As all hell breaks loose he [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome just starts giving orders and threatening people who try to stop them]], them, getting a bunch of Muggleborns out through the front door. [[spoiler: Then the real guys, they didn't knock out, return.]]
21st Jan '17 6:03:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* Formerly shown in the trope's image example, we have Milanor of ''YggdraUnion''. During the SaveThePrincess chapter of the story, there are two battlefields where he dons Imperial armor in order to infiltrate the fortress of Karona and look for Yggdra [[ThePlan (the armor is given to him by a would-be traitor who's trying to get a specific prisoner freed]]). During the former battlefield, Milanor cannot do battle when disguised because the stationed soldiers all recognize him right away; your other forces have to sneak in after him and cause a distraction to let him slip through. His disguise is also seen through immediately by the sole guard of the prison, but because there's only one of her and you're between her and backup, you're able to fight and defeat her instead of getting a game over.
* The original ''CastleWolfenstein'' allowed you to dress as a German soldier to sneak by the Nazi guards. Unfortunately, the [[EliteMooks SS Soldiers]] will immediately recognize you anyway.

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* Formerly shown in the trope's image example, we have Milanor of ''YggdraUnion''.''VideoGame/YggdraUnion''. During the SaveThePrincess chapter of the story, there are two battlefields where he dons Imperial armor in order to infiltrate the fortress of Karona and look for Yggdra [[ThePlan (the armor is given to him by a would-be traitor who's trying to get a specific prisoner freed]]). During the former battlefield, Milanor cannot do battle when disguised because the stationed soldiers all recognize him right away; your other forces have to sneak in after him and cause a distraction to let him slip through. His disguise is also seen through immediately by the sole guard of the prison, but because there's only one of her and you're between her and backup, you're able to fight and defeat her instead of getting a game over.
* The original ''CastleWolfenstein'' ''VideoGame/CastleWolfenstein'' allowed you to dress as a German soldier to sneak by the Nazi guards. Unfortunately, the [[EliteMooks SS Soldiers]] will immediately recognize you anyway.



* Early FPS/RPG ''{{Strife}}'' has a mission were you need to locate an officer's uniform before you can infiltrate an Order base without setting off all the alarms.

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* Early FPS/RPG ''{{Strife}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Strife}}'' has a mission were you need to locate an officer's uniform before you can infiltrate an Order base without setting off all the alarms.
12th Jan '17 2:51:38 PM gb00393
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** Daario dresses as an Unsullied to sneak into Daenerys' camp in "Second Sons".
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