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5th Jul '17 7:00:59 AM Shadowgazer
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* The whole plot of the first book of ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''. Granted, it's a theater play, but it still fits the trope. Actor-playwright Olaf wants to marry Violet to get his clutches on her fortune. Knowing you've got to be married by a judge, he arranges a whole play to be performed, in which there is a wedding scene. Of course, he casts himself as the groom, Violet as the bride and a local judge as... Well, you guessed it.

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* The whole plot of the first book of ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''. Granted, it's a theater play, but it still fits the trope. Actor-playwright Olaf wants to marry Violet to get his clutches on her fortune. Knowing you've got to be married by a judge, he arranges a whole play to be performed, in which there is a wedding scene. Actually the whole play is a (horribly dragging, tedious and devoted only to praising him) wedding scene. Of course, he casts himself as the groom, Violet as the bride and a local judge as... Well, you guessed it.
20th Jun '17 5:09:33 AM Jeduthun
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Closely related to AllPartOfTheShow. Contrast YouJustRuinedTheShot, in which an apparent crime actually is just part of a film shoot. See also ItsForABook.

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Closely related to AllPartOfTheShow. Contrast YouJustRuinedTheShot, in which an apparent crime actually is just part of a film shoot. See also ItsForABook.SisterTrope to ItsForABook and WeWereRehearsingAPlay.
2nd Sep '16 4:58:52 AM DeepRed
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* In the {{Tintin}} universe, Cosmos Pictures is a film production company [[CovertGroupWithMundaneFront used as a front]] for the criminal activities of Mr Rastapopoulos.
19th May '16 9:58:46 AM Doug86
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* A plot like this was how the Green Goblin was introduced in ''The Amazing Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}''.

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* A plot like this was how the Green Goblin was introduced in ''The Amazing Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}''.Comicbook/SpiderMan''.
9th May '16 11:26:09 PM jormis29
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* The first part of ''The Clones of Bruce Lee'' focuses on a gold [[strike:smuggler]] [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment hider]] who covers up his operations with his day job as a Hong Kong film director. When one of the eponymous {{Bruce Lee clone}}s is sent to investigate, the director decides to kill him by [[HarsherInHindsight faking a weapons malfunction on the set]].

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* The first part of ''The Clones of Bruce Lee'' ''Film/TheClonesOfBruceLee'' focuses on a gold [[strike:smuggler]] [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment hider]] who covers up his operations with his day job as a Hong Kong film director. When one of the eponymous {{Bruce Lee clone}}s is sent to investigate, the director decides to kill him by [[HarsherInHindsight faking a weapons malfunction on the set]].
9th May '16 4:45:18 PM ultimomant
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* Comicbook/{{Deadpool}} deals with one of these in a short story called Game of Death. [[spoiler:Turns out it was the son of the man who sent him to the island in the first place. He lets his employer live, despite sending him into a death trap...but not after scaring the crap out of the old guy.]]

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* Comicbook/{{Deadpool}} SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} deals with one of these in a short story called Game of Death. [[spoiler:Turns out it was the son of the man who sent him to the island in the first place. He lets his employer live, despite sending him into a death trap...but not after scaring the crap out of the old guy.]]



* In one ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' story, the Queen of Fables first pulls KillAndReplace on a Hollywood producer named Laney Kirswel. Using her identity, she launched an unauthorized and highly inaccurate and slanderous Wonder Woman biography.

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* In one ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' story, the Queen of Fables first pulls KillAndReplace on a Hollywood producer named Laney Kirswel. Using her Laney's identity, she launched a project for an unauthorized and highly inaccurate and slanderous Wonder Woman biography. Her goal was to both ruin Wonder Woman's reputation and to annoy her enough that she would show up on set to protest, at which point the Queen trapped and tried to kill her.
9th May '16 4:29:26 PM ultimomant
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* In one ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' story, the Queen of Fables first pulls KillAndReplace on a Hollywood producer named Laney Kirswel. Using her identity, she launched an unauthorized and highly inaccurate and slanderous Wonder Woman biography.
21st Feb '16 4:55:45 PM LOLman789789
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* The assassination of [["UsefulNotes/Afghanistan" anti-Taliban resistance fighter Ahmad Shah Massoud]] just 1 day before 9/11 was a case of this. Al-Qaeda recruited 2 Tunisians to pose as Moroccan-Belgian journalists trying to interview him. They utilized bombs placed in a camera and a battery pack. Midway through the fake interview, the bombs blew up, killing the first terrorist. The second was shot while attempting to escape. Massoud was later airlifted to a military hospital. However, he died en route.

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* The assassination of [["UsefulNotes/Afghanistan" anti-Taliban resistance fighter Ahmad Shah Massoud]] Massoud just 1 day before 9/11 was a case of this. Al-Qaeda recruited 2 Tunisians to pose as Moroccan-Belgian journalists trying to interview him. They utilized bombs placed in a camera and a battery pack. Midway through the fake interview, the bombs blew up, killing the first terrorist. The second was shot while attempting to escape. Massoud was later airlifted to a military hospital. However, he died en route.
21st Feb '16 4:54:23 PM LOLman789789
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*The assassination of [["UsefulNotes/Afghanistan" anti-Taliban resistance fighter Ahmad Shah Massoud]] just 1 day before 9/11 was a case of this. Al-Qaeda recruited 2 Tunisians to pose as Moroccan-Belgian journalists trying to interview him. They utilized bombs placed in a camera and a battery pack. Midway through the fake interview, the bombs blew up, killing the first terrorist. The second was shot while attempting to escape. Massoud was later airlifted to a military hospital. However, he died en route.
13th Dec '15 6:52:50 AM CaptainTedium
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* This trope appears in ''WesternAnimation/AliasTheJester''. In this case, the king even directs a scene. Then Alias realises they must be fake because ''film hasn't been invented yet''.

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* This trope appears in ''WesternAnimation/AliasTheJester''. In this case, the king even directs a scene. Then Alias realises realizes they must be fake because ''film hasn't been invented yet''.yet''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' episode "Danger is Our Business" had Lawrence Limburger disguise himself as a movie director as part of a ploy to get the Biker Mice killed when they take his job offer for a stuntman.
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