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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.
29th Oct '16 2:52:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played with in Season 2 of ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire''; many of [[spoiler: the Commadore]]'s potential allies during his coup attempt [[GenreSavvy 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 [[GenreSavvy suspect this to be happening]] 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.
29th Oct '16 2:52:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'': Gabrielle disguises herself as the temporarily-incapacitated {{Xena}} to use her reputation to try and drive off a warlord.

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Gabrielle disguises herself as the temporarily-incapacitated {{Xena}} Xena to use her reputation to try and drive off a warlord.
26th Oct '16 7:54:06 PM epoxy
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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.
11th Oct '16 7:39:44 PM RighteousFury
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* Smithers and Homer do this in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', since Burns needed to make a speech himself at an investor's meeting and had almost died due to Homer's bungling. They literally string him up like a dummy, and read his speech from backstage while making his arms flail. The audience bought it completely, and surprisingly, Burns turned out to be still alive, with all the movement from being jostled around getting his internal systems jump-started. Smithers even lampshades it:

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* Smithers and Homer do this in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', since Burns needed to make a speech himself at an investor's meeting and had almost died due to Homer's bungling. They literally string him up like a dummy, ala ''Film/WeekendAtBernies'', and read his speech from backstage while making his arms flail. The audience bought it completely, and surprisingly, Burns turned out to be still alive, with all the movement from being jostled around getting his internal systems jump-started. Smithers even lampshades it:
26th Sep '16 9:05:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* It's an actual rule in Tattered Banners, a supplement for Beasts and Barbarians SavageWorlds setting.

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* It's an actual rule in Tattered Banners, a supplement for Beasts and Barbarians SavageWorlds ''TabletopGame/SavageWorlds'' setting.
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