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30th Jan '16 8:22:30 AM eroock
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* Defied in Kirsty [=MacColl=]'s ''There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis'':
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* Defied in Kirsty [=MacColl=]'s ''There's "There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis'':Elvis":

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* Defied in Kirsty [=MacColl=]'s ''There's a Guy Works Down Music/KateBush's "King of the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis'':Mountain" thematized the rumors around Elvis being alive, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8xk_AkeP5c music video]] has headlines like "Sightings of Elvis in Yeti Colony" on {{Spinning Paper}}s.
30th Jan '16 8:13:49 AM eroock
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->''[[AC:I don't care what it says, I never laid a finger on him.]]''
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->''[[AC:I ->''"[[AC:I don't care what it says, I never laid a finger on him.]]'']]"''
14th Dec '15 1:54:57 PM FF32
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* There is an AlternateHistory novel where a nuclear exchange between the US and the Soviet Union in the 60's has the side effect of Elvis not dying where he did in conventional history, but instead becomes the King Of Las Vegas, and rules the city as an independent city-state for 30 years until his death at the beginning of the story, which concerns finding a successor.
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* There is an AlternateHistory novel novel, later adapted into the film ''Film/SixStringSamurai'', where a nuclear exchange between the US and the Soviet Union in the 60's has the side effect of Elvis not dying where he did in conventional history, but instead becomes the King Of Las Vegas, and rules the city as an independent city-state for 30 years until his death at the beginning of the story, which concerns finding a successor.
31st Oct '15 10:14:02 AM kchishol
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On other hand, check out the story below of the folk rocker, Creator/{{Rodriguez}}, with whom this kind of trope ''actually happened!''
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On other hand, check out the story below of the folk rocker, Creator/{{Rodriguez}}, Music/{{Rodriguez}}, with whom this kind of trope ''actually happened!''
31st Oct '15 10:12:41 AM kchishol
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On other hand, check out the story below of the folk rocker, Creator/{{Rodriguez}}, with whom this kind of trope ''actually happened!''
31st Oct '15 5:34:29 AM kchishol
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31st Oct '15 5:33:59 AM kchishol
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[[folder:Real Life]] * This situation actually happened for the American folk rocker, Sixto Rodriguez. He recorded two albums in the [[UselfulNotes/TheSeventies early 1970s]] that got some praise but practically didn't sell domestically, although they did enough briefly in Australia and New Zealand to tour a bit there. However in UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica, those albums sold spectacularly and he was hailed as an equal of Creator/BobDylan. Unfortunately, given the country's international isolation because of its tyrannical UsefulNotes/{{Apartheid}} policies, knowledge of this interest was not known outside of it. Eventually, rumors arose in South Africa that Rodriguez had died on stage in a suicide and his mystique grew even more there. Eventually, some fans tried to find out the circumstances of his death, and after considerable digging, eventually contacted Rodriguez's former manager and were stunned to learn that he was alive and well and living in UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}. Eventually, they made contact with Rodriguez and invited him to perform in their country. With some reluctance, Rodriguez made the trip and was flabbergasted to be welcomed as a big star with concerts holding 5000+ fans at a time. As he cheerfully quipped to his first audience making his supposedly lost artistic dreams come true after decades, "Thanks for keeping me alive!" These events are covered in the Academy Award winning documentary, ''Film/SearchingForSugarMan''.
24th Oct '15 9:58:55 AM Doug86
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* There was once a (now-removed) Music/XJapan Real Person Slash fic that combined the later-mentioned hide version of this with TheReveal, TomatoSurprise, DramaBomb, and AlternateUniverse. The setting of the fic was around a drunken recluse living out the end of his life in seclusion in LosAngeles, with the story heavily implying that it was about either Yoshiki or Pata who had lost his career. Only at the end, after he has outlived Yoshiki in the alternate universe, and is found dead of a drug overdose, is it revealed that the recluse is none other than hide, who had, in the story, faked his death and gone into seclusion.
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* There was once a (now-removed) Music/XJapan Real Person Slash fic that combined the later-mentioned hide version of this with TheReveal, TomatoSurprise, DramaBomb, and AlternateUniverse. The setting of the fic was around a drunken recluse living out the end of his life in seclusion in LosAngeles, UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, with the story heavily implying that it was about either Yoshiki or Pata who had lost his career. Only at the end, after he has outlived Yoshiki in the alternate universe, and is found dead of a drug overdose, is it revealed that the recluse is none other than hide, who had, in the story, faked his death and gone into seclusion.

* In {{Stephen King}}'s ''Literature/TheStand'', a conversation [[TheHero Stu]] has with [[TheChick Frannie]] has him describing an encounter he once had with a slightly maniacal, slightly familiar traveler. After the encounter, Stu was convinced he met ''[[Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison]]'', some years after his [[ArtisticLicenseHistory alleged]] death.
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* In {{Stephen King}}'s Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/TheStand'', a conversation [[TheHero Stu]] has with [[TheChick Frannie]] has him describing an encounter he once had with a slightly maniacal, slightly familiar traveler. After the encounter, Stu was convinced he met ''[[Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison]]'', some years after his [[ArtisticLicenseHistory alleged]] death.
24th Oct '15 9:47:50 AM Doug86
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* While never explicitly stated, in CromartieHighSchool, a man very strongly implied to be [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]] is hiding in a Japanese high school.
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* While never explicitly stated, in CromartieHighSchool, ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'', a man very strongly implied to be [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]] is hiding in a Japanese high school.

* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8831374/4/The-Power-of-the-Press The Power of the Press]]'' Luna tries to decide what (imaginary) details to add in order to make a HarryPotter sighting more plausible when it's mentioned in the upcoming ''Quibbler'' issue.
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8831374/4/The-Power-of-the-Press The Power of the Press]]'' Luna tries to decide what (imaginary) details to add in order to make a HarryPotter Franchise/HarryPotter sighting more plausible when it's mentioned in the upcoming ''Quibbler'' issue.

* ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' has a variation on the ''Literature/GoodOmens'' joke -- there's a RunningGag that Buddy looks ''Elvish''. By the end of the story, Buddy has [[BuddyHolly died in a crash]], yet a new boy at the chip shop looks a bit Elvish.[[note]]"There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis": Kirsty [=MacColl=][[/note]] * ''TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' holds that he ''did'' die, and was brought back by a vampire who worked at the morgue where they took the body. Only they botched it, [[CameBackWrong so he isn't quite right in the head anymore]]...
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* ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' has a variation on the ''Literature/GoodOmens'' joke -- there's a RunningGag that Buddy looks ''Elvish''. By the end of the story, Buddy has [[BuddyHolly [[Music/BuddyHolly died in a crash]], yet a new boy at the chip shop looks a bit Elvish.[[note]]"There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis": Kirsty [=MacColl=][[/note]] * ''TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' holds that he ''did'' die, and was brought back by a vampire who worked at the morgue where they took the body. Only they botched it, [[CameBackWrong so he isn't quite right in the head anymore]]...

* Elvis lives on the paper route of the main character of ''EerieIndiana''. This is not a plot in the series itself, it's mentioned by the main character in the opening and the pilot episode to showcase how weird the town is.
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* Elvis lives on the paper route of the main character of ''EerieIndiana''.''Series/EerieIndiana''. This is not a plot in the series itself, it's mentioned by the main character in the opening and the pilot episode to showcase how weird the town is.

* In the series ''JohnnyBago'', the titular character meets Elvis.
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* In the series ''JohnnyBago'', ''Series/JohnnyBago'', the titular character meets Elvis.

* ''Comicstrip/BloomCounty'' did a couple of strips about Elvis still being alive; in one, he's found working on a county road-crew, in another, he's a sort of beneficent genie, zapping around the world and bringing youth and beauty to selected loyal followers. ("Elvis fans! This is really happening! We swear!")
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* ''Comicstrip/BloomCounty'' ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' did a couple of strips about Elvis still being alive; in one, he's found working on a county road-crew, in another, he's a sort of beneficent genie, zapping around the world and bringing youth and beauty to selected loyal followers. ("Elvis fans! This is really happening! We swear!")

* {{Duckman}} has Cornfed dealing with a massive surge of business [[BlatantLies coincidentally occurring during a period of time when Duckman is absent from the detective agency]]. He has apparently taken a few spare moments to track down Elvis, whom he tells to go on home, as he can't stay hidden forever. Amusingly, Elvis reappears in a few crowd scenes in episodes set after this one.
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* {{Duckman}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'' has Cornfed dealing with a massive surge of business [[BlatantLies coincidentally occurring during a period of time when Duckman is absent from the detective agency]]. He has apparently taken a few spare moments to track down Elvis, whom he tells to go on home, as he can't stay hidden forever. Amusingly, Elvis reappears in a few crowd scenes in episodes set after this one.
12th Oct '15 6:55:14 PM Doug86
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* In ''Film/BubbaHoTep'', Presley retired to a East Texas retirement home. The person who died was an Elvis impersonator whom Presley switched with when he grew tired of the lifestyle, and the paperwork that proves it was destroyed in a fire. [[UnreliableNarrator Or so the character insisted]], anyway. * In ''Film/DeathBecomesHer'', Elvis is shown to be one of the many who took the immortality potions but had to fake his death to play the TheMasquerade. He did come back occasionally to grab a headline or two.
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* In ''Film/BubbaHoTep'', Presley retired to a an East Texas retirement home. The person who died was an Elvis impersonator whom Presley switched with when he grew tired of the lifestyle, and the paperwork that proves it was destroyed in a fire. [[UnreliableNarrator Or so the character insisted]], anyway. * In ''Film/DeathBecomesHer'', Elvis is shown to be one of the many who took the immortality potions but had to fake his death to play the TheMasquerade. He did come back occasionally to grab a headline or two.

* An act of the omnibus novel Literature/TheTumbleweedDossier pays tribute to this trope. It is strongly implied that [[spoiler: Felix Faraday is Elvis Presley living under an assumed identity are being infected with the Curse of the Vampire in 1977.]]
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* An act of the omnibus novel Literature/TheTumbleweedDossier ''Literature/TheTumbleweedDossier'' pays tribute to this trope. It is strongly implied that [[spoiler: Felix Faraday is Elvis Presley living under an assumed identity are being infected with the Curse of the Vampire in 1977.]]

* There is an AlternativeHistory novel where a nuclear exchange between the US and the Soviet Union in the 60's has the side effect of Elvis not dying where he did in conventional history, but instead becomes the King Of Las Vegas, and rules the city as an independent city-state for 30 years until his death at the beginning of the story, which concerns finding a successor.
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* There is an AlternativeHistory AlternateHistory novel where a nuclear exchange between the US and the Soviet Union in the 60's has the side effect of Elvis not dying where he did in conventional history, but instead becomes the King Of Las Vegas, and rules the city as an independent city-state for 30 years until his death at the beginning of the story, which concerns finding a successor.

* In the Sci-Fi series ''The Chronicle'', the vampire hunter the crew thought was Elvis was strongly hinted to be [[spoiler: his presumed-stillborn twin, Jessie Garon]]. * Elvis lives on the paper route of the main character of ''EerieIndiana''. This is not a plot in the series itself, its mentioned by the main character in the opening and the pilot episode to showcase how weird the town is.
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* In the Sci-Fi series ''The Chronicle'', ''Series/TheChronicle'', the vampire hunter the crew thought was Elvis was strongly hinted to be [[spoiler: his presumed-stillborn twin, Jessie Garon]]. * Elvis lives on the paper route of the main character of ''EerieIndiana''. This is not a plot in the series itself, its it's mentioned by the main character in the opening and the pilot episode to showcase how weird the town is.

* ''TabletopGame/OverTheEdge'' has someone who obvously is (but is never referred to as) Elvis operating a bar in the non-Euclidian Al-Amarja Airport.
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* ''TabletopGame/OverTheEdge'' has someone who obvously obviously is (but is never referred to as) Elvis operating a bar in the non-Euclidian Al-Amarja Airport.

* {{Duckman}} has Cornfed dealing with a massive surge of business [[BlatantLies coincidentally ocurring during a period of time when Duckman is absent from the detective agency]]. He has apparently taken a few spare moments to track down Elvis, whom he tells to go on home, as he cant stay hidden forever. Amusingly, Elvis reappears in a few crowd scenes in episodes set after this one.
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* {{Duckman}} has Cornfed dealing with a massive surge of business [[BlatantLies coincidentally ocurring occurring during a period of time when Duckman is absent from the detective agency]]. He has apparently taken a few spare moments to track down Elvis, whom he tells to go on home, as he cant can't stay hidden forever. Amusingly, Elvis reappears in a few crowd scenes in episodes set after this one.
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