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9th Nov '17 12:34:44 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* The same could be said of Meer Campbell of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' - she was turned into a BodyDouble of the missing idol Lacus Clyne and used by Durandal to appease the citizens of the [=PLANT=]s and [=ZAFT=] soldiers, telling Meer (strongly implied to be a mentally-broken war orphan) that she would help keep the peace stable. It kinda works until Lacus not only decides to strike back, but to appear in public from now on.

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* The same could be said of Meer Campbell of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' - she was turned into a BodyDouble of the missing idol Lacus Clyne and used by Durandal to appease the citizens of the [=PLANT=]s and [=ZAFT=] soldiers, telling Meer (strongly (who is strongly implied to be [[BrokenBird a mentally-broken war orphan) orphan]]) that she would help keep the peace stable. It kinda works until Lacus not only decides to strike back, but to appear in public from now on.



* In the second season of AldnoahZero, Princess Asseylum is seen in a wheelchair and giving speeches to support the Martian Empire's cause, which is weird since she was supposedly shot to death at the end of the first season ''and'' she is an ActualPacifist... Except this girl is ''not'' Asseylum but her half-sister Princess Lemrina, under a [[{{hologram}} holographic]] disguise; the real one is still alive but she's comatose and kept inside a huge capsule, probably either due to her injuries or to keep her away from the Martian Empire's plans. (If not both.)

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* In the second season of AldnoahZero, Princess Asseylum is seen in a wheelchair and giving speeches to support the Martian Empire's cause, which is weird since she was supposedly shot to death at the end of the first season ''and'' she is an ActualPacifist... Except this girl is ''not'' Asseylum but her half-sister and the local IllGirl, Princess Lemrina, under who's using a [[{{hologram}} holographic]] disguise; the real one is still alive but she's comatose and kept inside a huge capsule, probably either due to her injuries or to keep her away from the Martian Empire's plans. (If not both.)) She doesn't wake up from the coma until much later in the plot.
9th Nov '17 12:32:26 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Horrifically subverted in ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc''. After Jeanne [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat plummets down a ravine]] and [[NeverFoundTheBody is presumed dead]], the French military strongarm her childhood friend and companion Liane into posing as the Maid of Orleans, in order to bolster the army's morale and to diminish their enemies' resolve. It is at this point that the English capture her and [[BurnTheWitch burn her at the stake]], despite her horrified [[KillTheCutie screaming and pleading]].

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* Horrifically subverted in ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc''. After Jeanne [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat plummets down a ravine]] and [[NeverFoundTheBody is presumed dead]], the French military strongarm her childhood friend and companion Liane Lianne into posing as the Maid of Orleans, in order to bolster the army's morale and to diminish their enemies' resolve. It is at this point that the English capture her and [[BurnTheWitch burn her at the stake]], despite her Lianne's horrified [[KillTheCutie screaming and pleading]].pleading]]. At that point an exhausted and wounded Jeanne reappears, finds herself too late to rescue Lianne, and [[BreakTheCutie she understandably does NOT take her friend's execution well.]]
18th Sep '17 6:05:25 PM DustSnitch
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* Both used and discussed in ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria''. At one point, [[BadassPrincess Eruca]] nixes a plan to assassinate [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen her stepmother]] because she knows other officials will just announce that her health prevents her from appearing and do whatever they want. Later, it's revealed that this is ''exactly'' what General Hugo has been doing with Noah's proclamations for some time.

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* Both used and discussed in ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria''. At one point, [[BadassPrincess Eruca]] Eruca nixes a plan to assassinate [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen her stepmother]] because she knows other officials will just announce that her health prevents her from appearing and do whatever they want. Later, it's revealed that this is ''exactly'' what General Hugo has been doing with Noah's proclamations for some time.
9th Aug '17 3:17:55 AM jormis29
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* The plot of ''Film/MoonOverParador'' is a mix of this with PrinceAndPauper.
9th Aug '17 3:10:15 AM jormis29
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* The plot of ''Moon Over Parador'' is a mix of this with PrinceAndPauper.

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* The plot of ''Moon Over Parador'' ''Film/MoonOverParador'' is a mix of this with PrinceAndPauper.
27th Jun '17 10:57:21 PM Mhazard
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Compare OfCorpseHesAlive, which this overlaps with if it is played for laughs. Do not confuse with DeadPersonImpersonation, which involves assuming someone's identity instead of their image. Compare EmergencyImpersonation.

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Compare OfCorpseHesAlive, which this overlaps with if it is played for laughs. Do not confuse with DeadPersonImpersonation, which involves assuming someone's identity instead of their image. Compare EmergencyImpersonation.
EmergencyImpersonation. Contrast DeathFakedForYou and FakingTheDead.
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.
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