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13th Jun '17 9:37:40 AM fugyfruit101
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* In ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations 2'', [[spoiler:the BodyDouble of the President of Zheng Fa, conspiring with Blaise Debeste, Patricia Roland and Sirhan Dogen, kills the true president and takes his place. The truth is not discovered until after the imposter is dead]].
3rd Jun '17 2:50:08 PM RoarkTenjouin
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* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII'', you get to play the trope-naming scenario in the expansion's Spanish campaign. If the enemy reaches the immobile El Cid mounted on his horse, you lose the battle instantly.

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* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII'', you get to play the trope-naming scenario in the expansion's Spanish campaign. If the enemy reaches the immobile El Cid mounted on his horse, you lose the battle instantly.instantly[[note]]specifically, they have to get right next to El Cid - for some odd reason, the player can let as many scout units pass it as they want and it won't result in a loss[[/note]].
21st May '17 11:01:38 AM HighCrate
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* Played with in Season 2 of ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire''; many of [[spoiler: the Commadore]]'s potential allies during his coup attempt suspect this to be happening when the old man suddenly stops appearing for meetings and his closest allies continuously assure them that he's fine, but they can't see him. [[WrongGenreSavvy In actual fact]] he really ''is'' alive, but is partially paralysed from a stroke. However, he is actually recovering fairly well, so the various allies' denials that anything is wrong might well have been more damaging to their efforts than telling the truth.

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* Played with in Season 2 of ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire''; many of [[spoiler: the Commadore]]'s potential allies during his coup attempt suspect this to be happening when the old man suddenly stops appearing for meetings and his closest allies continuously assure them that he's fine, but they can't see him. [[WrongGenreSavvy In actual fact]] fact he really ''is'' alive, but is partially paralysed from a stroke. However, he is actually recovering fairly well, so the various allies' denials that anything is wrong might well have been more damaging to their efforts than telling the truth.



* At least one incident in the UsefulNotes/SocietyForCreativeAnachronism 's yearly "Pennsics" war is a deliberate invocation of this trope. A new young fighter needed some loaner armor, so [[GenreSavvy his knight]], who was recovering from a hangover, deliberately lent him his own, and placed him at the center of the shield wall. Needless to say, the enemy concentrated their attacks on him, allowing the better fighters to maneuver around and win the battle.

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* At least one incident in the UsefulNotes/SocietyForCreativeAnachronism 's yearly "Pennsics" war is a deliberate invocation of this trope. A new young fighter needed some loaner armor, so [[GenreSavvy his knight]], knight, who was recovering from a hangover, deliberately lent him his own, and placed him at the center of the shield wall. Needless to say, the enemy concentrated their attacks on him, allowing the better fighters to maneuver around and win the battle.
28th Apr '17 9:11:14 AM ultimomant
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* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'': In "Teela's Triumph", the forces of evil attempt to attack Castle Greyskull when the Sorceress goes missing. Teela attempts to scare them away by dressing as the Sorceress and imitating her voice. It only works for less than a minute, as Skeletor notices something is off and asks her a question about magic that she is unable to answer.
21st Apr '17 10:04:26 PM nombretomado
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* In the first ''{{Suikoden}}'' game, the leader of LaResistance, Odessa, is killed by imperials while protecting a pair of children. Your party shows up seconds later and kills the imperials. With her dying breath, she admits to being "A woman first, a rebel second", and asks you to dump her body in the nearby waterway, concealing her death so as not to demoralize LaResistance. Nobody really impersonates her, but you keep pretending that she's just off somewhere else being busy at undermining the empire, for quite a long time. The hero meanwhile pretends that he's relaying Odessa's orders until he's already established himself as a capable successor, and only then is the truth revealed to the army as a whole.

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* In the first ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden|I}}'' game, the leader of LaResistance, Odessa, is killed by imperials while protecting a pair of children. Your party shows up seconds later and kills the imperials. With her dying breath, she admits to being "A woman first, a rebel second", and asks you to dump her body in the nearby waterway, concealing her death so as not to demoralize LaResistance. Nobody really impersonates her, but you keep pretending that she's just off somewhere else being busy at undermining the empire, for quite a long time. The hero meanwhile pretends that he's relaying Odessa's orders until he's already established himself as a capable successor, and only then is the truth revealed to the army as a whole.
19th Jan '17 9:32:19 PM Lloigor
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* During Walter Simonson's tenure on ''ComicBook/{{Thor},'' there's a period when Thor's friends need to pretend that he is fine ([[BewitchedAmphibians when he's been turned into a frog]]). They get another Asgardian who looks like Thor to dress up, and give him a fake {{Mjolnir}} to wield. This backfires when Loki figures out what's going on, and borrows Mjolnir in front of an assembly of Asgardians, thus "proving" he's turned over a new leaf.

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* During Walter Simonson's tenure on ''ComicBook/{{Thor},'' ''ComicBook/{{Thor}}'', there's a period when Thor's friends need to pretend that he is fine ([[BewitchedAmphibians when he's been turned into a frog]]). They get another Asgardian who looks like Thor to dress up, and give him a fake {{Mjolnir}} to wield. This backfires when Loki figures out what's going on, and borrows Mjolnir in front of an assembly of Asgardians, thus "proving" he's turned over a new leaf.
13th Jan '17 1:14:55 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Loras Tyrell pretends to be King Renly's ghost to sow terror and confusion among his enemies.
6th Jan '17 9:56:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/WoodrowWilson was President of the United States from 1913-1921 and guided the nation through WorldWarI. In 1919 he suffered a debilitating stroke that left him alive but mentally and physically unable to carry out presidential duties. His wife Edith Bolling Wilson rose to the occasion, caring for her disabled husband and managing all meetings between him and the rest of the government. For the sake of national morale she carefully maintained the illusion that Woodrow Wilson was in good health. In truth she took over most of his duties and, for the last year-and-a-half of his term in office, she was the de-facto President.

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* UsefulNotes/WoodrowWilson was President of the United States from 1913-1921 and guided the nation through WorldWarI.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. In 1919 he suffered a debilitating stroke that left him alive but mentally and physically unable to carry out presidential duties. His wife Edith Bolling Wilson rose to the occasion, caring for her disabled husband and managing all meetings between him and the rest of the government. For the sake of national morale she carefully maintained the illusion that Woodrow Wilson was in good health. In truth she took over most of his duties and, for the last year-and-a-half of his term in office, she was the de-facto President.
27th Dec '16 8:04:17 AM erana
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* When UsefulNotes/FidelCastro was having health problems, some people thought that he had actually died and the Cuban government had pulled one of these. He eventually went on television to deny it.

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* When UsefulNotes/FidelCastro was having health problems, some people thought that he had actually died and the Cuban government had pulled one of these. He eventually went on television to deny it.it - even {{Lampshading}} the fact with the line "Do I look dead? They've said I'm dead so many times, that when I'll die for real, nobody will believe it!"
1st Dec '16 3:50:21 AM jormis29
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* During Walter Simonson's tenure on ''Thor,'' there's a period when Thor's friends need to pretend that he is fine (when he's been turned into a frog). They get another Asgardian who looks like Thor to dress up, and give him a fake Mjolnir to wield. This backfires when Loki figures out what's going on, and borrows Mjolnir in front of an assembly of Asgardians, thus "proving" he's turned over a new leaf.

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* During Walter Simonson's tenure on ''Thor,'' ''ComicBook/{{Thor},'' there's a period when Thor's friends need to pretend that he is fine (when ([[BewitchedAmphibians when he's been turned into a frog). frog]]). They get another Asgardian who looks like Thor to dress up, and give him a fake Mjolnir {{Mjolnir}} to wield. This backfires when Loki figures out what's going on, and borrows Mjolnir in front of an assembly of Asgardians, thus "proving" he's turned over a new leaf.
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