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13th Oct '17 12:48:58 AM PaulA
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* Happens as an inadvertent result of technology in ''[[Literature/DreamPark The Moon Maze Game]]'', in which Darla is "killed out" of the scenario just before armed kidnappers interrupt the proceedings to take the Gamers hostage. As she's in the process of crawling out of the play area on her belly, remaining unseen while her slain [=NPC=] persona's holographic "corpse" is left behind, she's already undercover when the thugs arrive and they don't realize her faux-body had previously been a living actress.

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* Happens as an inadvertent result of technology in ''[[Literature/DreamPark The Moon Maze Game]]'', ''Literature/TheMoonMazeGame'', in which Darla is "killed out" of the scenario just before armed kidnappers interrupt the proceedings to take the Gamers hostage. As she's in the process of crawling out of the play area on her belly, remaining unseen while her slain [=NPC=] persona's holographic "corpse" is left behind, she's already undercover when the thugs arrive and they don't realize her faux-body had previously been a living actress.
7th Oct '17 11:18:26 AM MadCormorant
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* According to the historian Suetonius, when [[TheCaligula Nero]] held [[SmallNameBigEgo special musical recitals]] and refused to let anyone leave for hours no matter how pressing the reason, some members of the audience would pretend to die in order to be carried away for burial.

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* [[UnreliableNarrator According to the historian Suetonius, Suetonius]], when [[TheCaligula Nero]] held [[SmallNameBigEgo special musical recitals]] and refused to let anyone leave for hours no matter how pressing the reason, some members of the audience would pretend to die in order to be carried away for burial.
3rd Oct '17 3:14:54 PM rjd1922
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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'', Manov Mistree plays dead in "The Magical Turnabout" as a part of a prank to Trucy. Unfortunately for him, Roger Retinz takes advantage of the prank and kills him for real when he least expects it.

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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'', Manov Mistree Mistree, supposedly the magician Mr. Reus, plays dead in "The Magical Turnabout" as a part of a prank to Trucy. Unfortunately for him, Roger Retinz Retinz, the real Mr. Reus, takes advantage of the prank and kills him for real when he least expects it.
24th Sep '17 5:16:57 PM wentesur
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** [[spoiler:A SchoolNewspaperNewshound named Maya is found apparently bludgeoned to death by the murderer from the BoardingSchool case because, unbeknownst to herself, she has crucial information that could ruin his plans. It turns out Maya survived the attack, but the Q class pretended that she had died so she wouldn't be targeted again; she's hospitalized and in recovery, and this is revealed once the case is solved.]]

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** [[spoiler:A SchoolNewspaperNewshound named Maya is found apparently bludgeoned to death by the murderer from the BoardingSchool case because, unbeknownst to herself, she has crucial information that could ruin his plans. It turns out Maya survived the attack, but the Q class pretended that she had died so she wouldn't be targeted again; she's hospitalized and in recovery, and this is revealed once the case is solved. However, this is a case of SparedByTheAdaptation since Maya was KilledOffForReal in the manga.]]


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** At the very last case, it turns out that [[spoiler:Ryu's father's death was faked by King Hades to give Ryu plausible motive to kill four of his former house servants[[note]]Ryu found his father hanged which looked like a suicide. And then, four of the servants took over four of mansions Amakusa Family owned for themselves. This gives off impression for outsiders that the four servants killed their master and Ryu knows about it.[[/note]] in a case ''nine years after the event''. Yes, it's much more complicated than it seems.]]
23rd Sep '17 12:09:20 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''[[https://www.tthfanfic.org/wholestory.php?no=27943 Before Twilight]]'' and its sequel ''[[https://www.tthfanfic.org/wholestory.php?no=27882 Seeing Ghosts]]'' which cross ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' and ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and combine this with DeathFakedForYou.
** The first story is focused on Ari Haswari, a Mossad operative who was born and raised to infiltrate Hamas (and has moved on to al-Qaeda) on his father's orders, but wants out of the whole thing... so he goes to his cousin Willow Rosenberg in the Watcher's Council and asks for her help in faking the deaths of first Caitlin Todd (in order to convince his superiors in al-Qaeda that he really is loyal) and then himself (to get him out from their thumb, and his father's). Once both are "dead", the two join the Watcher's Council, who give them new identities to help them stay hidden.
** The sequel picks up some years later when Team Gibbs discovers the deception and learns that not only are Ari and Kate still alive, they've gotten married and had a daughter in the intervening years.
20th Sep '17 10:03:09 AM anothga
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* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', it is revealed that [[spoiler:Rogal Dorn]] actually faked [[spoiler:his]] death (which is portrayed in [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 Warhammer 40,000's]] canon, making this a plot twist), and spent the last 10,000 years protecting [[spoiler:the Emperor]] while masquerading as a [[spoiler:Centurion]].
--->'''Kittenstodes''': How are you here? Didn't you die while trying to stop [[spoiler:a Black Crusade]]?
--->[[spoiler:'''Rogal Dorn''']]: No.
--->'''Kittenstodes''': Well, what happened then?
--->[[spoiler:'''Rogal Dorn''']]: [[LiteralMinded I survived.]]
--->'''Kittenstodes''': [[EnragedByIdiocy How?]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Rogal Dorn''']]: By being dead. ''In pretend.''
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19th Sep '17 10:43:27 PM DrOO7
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** Luke and Laura fake her death after their mortal enemies the Cassadines return to Port Charles. This time, no one knew except Luke's best friend Sonny and local psychiatrist Tom Hardy who they needed to care for Laura's mentally ill mother, resulting in some very angry people when they finally returned.
5th Sep '17 5:54:08 PM jccw227
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode, "The Late Mr. Kent", Superman is stuck with the dilemma of everyone believing his alter-ego to be dead after Clark Kent's car is planted with a bomb when he uncovers a near MiscarriageOfJustice. He only manages to come up with an explanation for Clark surviving after realizing the one eye-witness is actually incredibly near-sighted and wasn't wearing his glasses.
22nd Aug '17 2:20:45 AM Silverblade2
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** Carnage can do this as well, slipping a piece of the symbiote over a dead body to make someone think that he's dead, just so he can slip away or get in and gut someone. Of course, it doesn't work all the time, as it didn't fool Franchise/{{Batman}} when he did it then. Of course, he was aiming for SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.

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** Carnage can do this as well, slipping a piece of the symbiote over a dead body to make someone think that he's dead, just so he can slip away or get in and gut someone. Of course, it doesn't work all the time, as it didn't fool Franchise/{{Batman}} when he did it then. Of course, he was aiming for SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker.
19th Aug '17 12:41:39 AM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Motive}}'': The murderer in "Oblivion", who meticulously fakes her own murder before going on to commit actual murder: being 'dead' being the perfect alibi for a crime.
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