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25th Jul '16 4:38:31 AM Nepeta
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. [[spoiler:Stan]] did this twice in [[spoiler:life]], while having a real twin. They both worked.

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. [[spoiler:Stan]] did this twice in [[spoiler:life]], [[spoiler:his]] life, while having a real twin. They both worked.
25th Jul '16 4:38:08 AM Nepeta
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. [[spoiler:Stan]] did this twice in [[spoiler:life]], while having a real twin. They both worked.
13th May '16 8:46:16 PM PaulA
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* In HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi, Mion does this in the Cotton Drifting Arc, when she claims to be her twin sister, Shion, a twin who never made an appearance in the previous arc, and who Rena and Satoko, some of Mion's best friends, don't know anything about. [[spoiler:The aforementioned is what Keiichi and the audience are led to believe, until shortly before the Cotton Drifting Festival, Shion tricks him into buying a doll that Mion had wanted him to give her from the toy store ''where Mion was working.'' Seeing the two twins side-by-side shows Keiichi - and by extension the audience - that Mion really does have an identical twin sister named Shion]].

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* In HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi, ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', Mion does this in the Cotton Drifting Arc, when she claims to be her twin sister, Shion, a twin who never made an appearance in the previous arc, and who Rena and Satoko, some of Mion's best friends, don't know anything about. [[spoiler:The aforementioned is what Keiichi and the audience are led to believe, until shortly before the Cotton Drifting Festival, Shion tricks him into buying a doll that Mion had wanted him to give her from the toy store ''where Mion was working.'' Seeing the two twins side-by-side shows Keiichi - and by extension the audience - that Mion really does have an identical twin sister named Shion]].
13th May '16 9:56:59 AM Clevomon
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* In HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi, Mion does this in the Cotton Drifting Arc, when she claims to be her twin sister, Shion, a twin who never made an appearance in the previous arc, and who Rena and Satoko, some of Mion's best friends, don't know anything about. [[spoiler:The aforementioned is what Keiichi and the audience are led to believe, until shortly before the Cotton Drifting Festival, Shion tricks him into buying a doll that Mion had wanted him to give her from the toy store ''where Mion was working.'' Seeing the two twins side-by-side shows Keiichi - and by extension the audience - that Mion really does have an identical twin sister named Shion]].
14th Mar '16 8:44:26 PM PaulA
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* Snakeweed from ''Literature/TheDivideSeries'' pretends to be his identical twin Snakeroot in the second book when trying to find lodging. Justified in that Snakeweed was the BigBad of the first book and is trying not to let anyone discover that he's still around.

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* Snakeweed from ''Literature/TheDivideSeries'' pretends to be his identical twin Snakeroot in the second book when trying to find lodging. Justified in that lodging, because Snakeweed was the BigBad of the first book and is trying not to let anyone discover that he's still around.
14th Mar '16 4:55:08 PM 1810072342
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* Snakeweed from ''Literature/TheDivideSeries'' pretends to be his identical twin Snakeroot in the second book when trying to find lodging. Justified in that Snakeweed was the BigBad of the first book and is trying not to let anyone discover that he's still around.
25th Feb '16 3:00:13 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/TheLadyEve'', Jean is supposedly Lady Eve's illegitimate half-sister.
25th Dec '15 4:40:08 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'', Matt Murdock (Daredevil's secret identity) pretended to be his own non-existent twin brother Mike Murdock to trick his friends into believing that "Mike" was Daredevil, after they began suspecting his identity. This was back in the SilverAge of comics when even Daredevil wasn't a very realistic series.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'', Matt Murdock (Daredevil's secret identity) pretended to be his own non-existent twin brother Mike Murdock to trick his friends into believing that "Mike" was Daredevil, after they began suspecting his identity. This was back in the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age of comics comic|books}}s when even Daredevil wasn't a very realistic series.
2nd Dec '15 2:36:14 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MissFishersMurderMysteries'': In "Death Defying Feats", an identical twin had murdered her sister years before. When this act seems to be on the verge of catching up with her, she poses as her sister and claims that the two of them had faked her death to allow her to escape an abusive husband.
18th Nov '15 11:59:39 AM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/TheBlackbird'', Dan, who is a notorious thief and criminal mastermind, disguises himself as the Bishop, the kindly operator of a Christian charity mission in the slums of London's Limehouse district. It's actually not clear what use his Bishop disguise is other than giving him a way to hide when the heat is on, but in any case, absolutely everyone believes it, including Scotland Yard and his ex-wife.
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