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1st Jan '16 11:04:56 PM nombretomado
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* At least one incident in the 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 SocietyForCreativeAnachronism 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.
8th Dec '15 7:38:04 PM Zephyrious
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There were two entries for the film Terminator Salvation. I removed the less detailed entry.
* This ''would'' have been the ending of ''Film/{{Terminator}}: Salvation'' if there hadn't been an InternetBackdraft when it leaked out.
21st Nov '15 7:30:18 AM eroock
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->''Give me your armor to put on my shoulders;''
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->''Give ->''"Give me your armor to put on my shoulders;''

->''For breathing spells in war are very few.'' -->--'''Patroclus''', ''Literature/TheIliad''
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->''For breathing spells in war are very few.'' -->--'''Patroclus''', "'' -->-- '''Patroclus''', ''Literature/TheIliad''
9th Nov '15 3:48:18 PM Tuckerscreator
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* This is the plot of the movie ''Film/{{Dave}}''. An actor who resembles the president remarkably well is talked into taking his place because "the vice president can't be trusted."
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* This is the plot of the movie ''Film/{{Dave}}''. An actor who resembles the president remarkably well is talked into taking his place because "the vice president can't be trusted."trusted", [[spoiler:though that turns out to be a lie and he secretly defers the position when realizing the VP is in fact sane and a capable leader.]] * A discarded plot for ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' would've had John Connor killed but Marcus (an allied Terminator) wearing his skin on his frame to impersonate him. Massive fan outcry when the script was leaked led to it being discarded, because it would've invalidated the entire franchise by revealing Skynet had been after the wrong John Connor the entire time.
10th Oct '15 12:52:44 PM nombretomado
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* Done by {{Nightwing}} while Franchise/{{Batman}} was "dead." Since it was Batman the villains feared, it had to look like the real thing was never gone, rather than a LegacyCharacter, so the costume was identical to (an earlier iteration of) the Batsuit, and even ''other heroes who knew Bats' identity'' thought Dick was Bruce. Not helping matters is that the villain Hush at the same time got plastic surgery and began impersonating Bruce Wayne, so even those who knew Batman was Bruce wouldn't have thought it unusual since "Bruce" was still running around. It's fortunate that Batman operates mostly in the shadows, though, because Dick Grayson is 4 inches shorter and 35 pounds lighter than Bruce Wayne.
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* Done by {{Nightwing}} ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} while Franchise/{{Batman}} was "dead." Since it was Batman the villains feared, it had to look like the real thing was never gone, rather than a LegacyCharacter, so the costume was identical to (an earlier iteration of) the Batsuit, and even ''other heroes who knew Bats' identity'' thought Dick was Bruce. Not helping matters is that the villain Hush at the same time got plastic surgery and began impersonating Bruce Wayne, so even those who knew Batman was Bruce wouldn't have thought it unusual since "Bruce" was still running around. It's fortunate that Batman operates mostly in the shadows, though, because Dick Grayson is 4 inches shorter and 35 pounds lighter than Bruce Wayne.
29th Aug '15 1:36:27 AM Epithumia
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** Inverted when Xena arranges ruler Ming T'ien's corpse on his throne so that Gabrielle will not know Xena has killed him.
25th Aug '15 1:31:04 AM SSJMagus
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* Done by {{Nightwing}} while Franchise/{{Batman}} was "dead." Since it was Batman the villains feared, it had to look like the real thing was never gone, rather than a LegacyCharacter, so the costume was identical to (an earlier iteration of) the Batsuit, and even ''other heroes who knew Bats' identity'' thought Dick was Bruce. Not helping matters is that the villain Hush at the same time got plastic surgery and began impersonating Bruce Wayne, so even those who knew Batman was Bruce wouldn't have thought it unusual since "Bruce" was still running around.
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* Done by {{Nightwing}} while Franchise/{{Batman}} was "dead." Since it was Batman the villains feared, it had to look like the real thing was never gone, rather than a LegacyCharacter, so the costume was identical to (an earlier iteration of) the Batsuit, and even ''other heroes who knew Bats' identity'' thought Dick was Bruce. Not helping matters is that the villain Hush at the same time got plastic surgery and began impersonating Bruce Wayne, so even those who knew Batman was Bruce wouldn't have thought it unusual since "Bruce" was still running around. It's fortunate that Batman operates mostly in the shadows, though, because Dick Grayson is 4 inches shorter and 35 pounds lighter than Bruce Wayne.
25th Aug '15 1:26:46 AM SSJMagus
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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...
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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...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.
6th Aug '15 11:38:10 PM Adept
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* In the backstory of ''{{Ooku}}: the Inner Chambers'', the initial response to Shogun Tokeguwa Iemitsu's death from [[{{Gendercide}} the RedFaced Pox]] was to hide his death until a male heir could be sired upon his bastard daughter. The deception lasted around a decade before said daughter took the reins and presented ''herself'' as Shogun Iemetsu.
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* In the backstory of ''{{Ooku}}: ''Manga/{{Ooku}}: the Inner Chambers'', the initial response to Shogun Tokeguwa Iemitsu's death from [[{{Gendercide}} the RedFaced Pox]] was to hide his death until a male heir could be sired upon his bastard daughter. The deception lasted around a decade before said daughter took the reins and presented ''herself'' as Shogun Iemetsu.
24th Jul '15 11:14:09 PM foxley
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* ''Series/FrontierCircus'': In "Naomi Champagne", Ben hoists the the dead body of {{Bandito}} leader Don Diego over his shoulders and holds a gun to his head. He threatens to 'kill' him in an attempt to bluff his way past Don Diego's men.
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