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30th Jul '17 12:13:15 PM ngh93
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* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Mushu gets Mulan's force into the war by having Cri-Kee write a fake letter from the general urgently ordering the new recruits into action. However, [[spoiler: [[AccidentalTruth that message turns out to be desperately true]]--the village to which they arrive at has been sacked by the Huns, leaving no one alive not even the General among the civilians or the Army.]]

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* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Mushu gets Mulan's force into the war by having Cri-Kee write a fake letter from the general urgently ordering the new recruits into action. However, [[spoiler: [[AccidentalTruth that message turns out to be desperately true]]--the true]]: the village to which they arrive at has been sacked by the Huns, leaving no one alive not even the General among the civilians or the Army.]]
30th Jul '17 12:12:59 PM ngh93
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* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Mushu gets Mulan's force into the war by having Cri-Kee write a fake letter from the general urgently ordering the new recruits into action. However, [[spoiler: that message turns out to be desperately true: the village to which they arrive has been sacked by the Huns, leaving no one alive not even the General among the civilians or the Army.]]

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* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Mushu gets Mulan's force into the war by having Cri-Kee write a fake letter from the general urgently ordering the new recruits into action. However, [[spoiler: [[AccidentalTruth that message turns out to be desperately true: the true]]--the village to which they arrive at has been sacked by the Huns, leaving no one alive not even the General among the civilians or the Army.]]
30th Jul '17 12:11:57 PM ngh93
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* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Mushu gets Mulan's force into the war by having Cri-kee write a fake letter from the general urgently ordering the new recruits into action. However, [[spoiler: that message turns out to be true and desperately needed, as they find out when they arrive at the pillaged village with every citizen and imperial soldier--including the General himself, killed by the Huns.]]

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* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Mushu gets Mulan's force into the war by having Cri-kee Cri-Kee write a fake letter from the general urgently ordering the new recruits into action. However, [[spoiler: that message turns out to be true and desperately needed, as they find out when true: the village to which they arrive at has been sacked by the pillaged village with every citizen and imperial soldier--including Huns, leaving no one alive not even the General himself, killed by among the Huns.civilians or the Army.]]
26th Jun '17 8:36:58 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''[[Series/{{MASH}} M*A*S*H]]''. Klinger occasionally would forge letters, particularly in mail call episodes, in further attempts to get a discharge; Henry kept many of Klinger's letters on record and uses them against him to point out how ridiculous the claims in the letters are, leading up to one letter that reads, "Half of the family dying, other half pregnant." Potter, on the other hand, dug a little deeper when Klinger tried to pull a similar stunt on him. Incidentally, Klinger has no brothers.
-->'''Potter:''' Klinger, this letter is in ''your'' handwriting.
-->'''Klinger:''' I translated my mother's letter, it was in Lebanese.
-->'''Potter:''' Let me see it.
-->'''Klinger:''' I burned it.
-->'''Potter:''' Uh-huh.
-->'''Klinger:''' It's part of a religious ceremony.
-->'''Potter:''' Held when two brothers die in a harmonica factory?

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* ''[[Series/{{MASH}} M*A*S*H]]''. Klinger occasionally would forge letters, particularly in mail call episodes, in further attempts to get a discharge; discharge, usually claiming that a family member of his had died and/or suddenly become pregnant; Henry kept many of Klinger's letters on record and uses them against him to point out how ridiculous the claims in the letters are, leading up to culminating in one letter that reads, "Half of the family dying, other half pregnant." Potter, on the other hand, dug a little deeper when Klinger tried to pull a similar stunt on him. Incidentally, Klinger has no brothers.
-->'''Potter:''' Klinger, this letter is in ''your'' handwriting.
-->'''Klinger:'''
handwriting.\\
'''Klinger:'''
I translated my mother's letter, it was in Lebanese.
-->'''Potter:'''
Lebanese.\\
'''Potter:'''
Let me see it.
-->'''Klinger:'''
it.\\
'''Klinger:'''
I burned it.
-->'''Potter:''' Uh-huh.
-->'''Klinger:'''
it.\\
'''Potter:''' Uh-huh.\\
'''Klinger:'''
It's part of a religious ceremony.
-->'''Potter:'''
ceremony.\\
'''Potter:'''
Held when two brothers die in a harmonica factory?
16th Jun '17 7:10:26 PM Monolaf317
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* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Mushu gets Mulan's force into the war by having Cri-kee write a fake letter from the general urgently ordering the new recruits into action. However, [[spoiler: that message turns out to be true and desperately needed, as they find out when they arrive at the pillaged village with every citizen and imperial soldier--including the General himself, killed by the Huns]]

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* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Mushu gets Mulan's force into the war by having Cri-kee write a fake letter from the general urgently ordering the new recruits into action. However, [[spoiler: that message turns out to be true and desperately needed, as they find out when they arrive at the pillaged village with every citizen and imperial soldier--including the General himself, killed by the Huns]]Huns.]]



-->'''Katara: (shouts, while pointing at fake apology letter)''' "I know this is from YOU, Sokka! [[BlindSeer TOPH]] [[NeverLearnedToRead CAN'T WRITE!!]]"

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-->'''Katara: (shouts, -->'''Katara:''' ''(shouts, while pointing at fake apology letter)''' "I letter)'' I know this is from YOU, Sokka! [[BlindSeer TOPH]] [[NeverLearnedToRead CAN'T WRITE!!]]"WRITE!!]]
9th Jun '17 1:09:00 AM Dravencour
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[[caption-width-right:350:Seems legit.]]
31st May '17 1:01:29 PM Monolaf317
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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'': In "Pierced", the titular duo forge parental permission letters in order to get skull earrings at a store. The crumpled notes simply read "DO IT NOW BUTTHEADS MOM" and "YEAH". Of course, they fail.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'': In "Pierced", the titular duo forge parental permission letters in order to get skull earrings at a store. The crumpled notes simply read "DO IT NOW BUTTHEADS MOM" and "YEAH". Of course, they fail.
26th Feb '17 2:34:03 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', the plot is kickstarted when Edmund Dantes is betrayed by a forged letter and convicted of a crime he didn't commit. The rest of the story is a RoaringRampageofRevenge for this.

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* In ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', the plot is kickstarted when Edmund Dantes is betrayed by a forged letter and convicted of a crime he didn't commit. The rest of the story is a RoaringRampageofRevenge RoaringRampageOfRevenge for this.
1st Feb '17 4:22:53 PM KidDynamite
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* One of the recurring bits on ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'' was for Epstein to produce a note allegedly from his mother over some issue. Kotter was never fooled as they all ended, "Signed, Epstein's Mother".
18th Jan '17 6:53:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' campaign ''Shadows of Yog-Sothoth'', adventure "The Coven of Cannich". After the witches (CthulhuMythos cultists) in Scotland kill Henry Hancock, they send a fake letter supposedly written by him to his nephew Jacob to cover up his death.

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* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' campaign ''Shadows of Yog-Sothoth'', adventure "The Coven of Cannich". After the witches (CthulhuMythos (Franchise/CthulhuMythos cultists) in Scotland kill Henry Hancock, they send a fake letter supposedly written by him to his nephew Jacob to cover up his death.



* In the ''ProfessorLayton'' game ''Professor Layton and the Lost Future'' (or ''Unwound Future''), Clive pretends to be Luke from 10 years into the future, he writes a letter dated ten years into the future requesting the esteemed Professor's help and signing it as his apprentice, including an address [[spoiler:which contains a lift to below the tube, where the 'future' has been built and Clive attempts to get revenge on Professor Layton by pretending to be the boy closest to him. There is an actual time machine though]].

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* In the ''ProfessorLayton'' ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton'' game ''Professor Layton and the Lost Future'' (or ''Unwound Future''), Clive pretends to be Luke from 10 years into the future, he writes a letter dated ten years into the future requesting the esteemed Professor's help and signing it as his apprentice, including an address [[spoiler:which contains a lift to below the tube, where the 'future' has been built and Clive attempts to get revenge on Professor Layton by pretending to be the boy closest to him. There is an actual time machine though]].
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