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7th May '18 7:38:08 PM nombretomado
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Like a Slavic [[TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]]!

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Like a Slavic [[TopGear [[Series/TopGearUK Jeremy Clarkson]]!
24th Apr '18 10:43:18 AM Divra
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* [[Literature/TheTalesOfPaulTwister Paul Twister]] is TrappedInAnotherWorld rather than in the past, but he otherwise plays this trope completely straight, making up aliases for himself based on superhero names.

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* [[Literature/TheTalesOfPaulTwister Paul Twister]] is TrappedInAnotherWorld rather than in the past, but he otherwise plays this trope completely straight, making up aliases for himself based on superhero names. This is explicitly so that if anyone else finds themselves trapped, they will come looking for him.
10th Apr '18 1:30:54 PM TheKaizerreich
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* In the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "1969", Jack O'Neill said he was "Captain James T. Kirk" before switching to "Luke Skywalker". This ignores the fact that ''Series/{{Star Trek|the Original Series}}'' actually did exist in 1969, although the interrogating officer in the scene had apparently never heard of it. Which isn't too far-fetched.
** This may have been intended as a subversion, with Jack switching once he realized it ''would'' exist back now.
** ''SG-1'' also does a variant where the characters give pop culture aliases to aliens. Once, Dr. Jackson told a pair of mercenaries his name was [[Franchise/StarWars "Olo, Hans Olo"]] (with [[TheNameIsBondJamesBond fun similarities]] to [[Film/JamesBond another thing]]); another time, he tried to pass himself off as the [[Film/TheWizardOfOz The Great and Powerful Oz]] to an enemy ship.
*** The latter probably didn't work because a "Great and Powerful" Goa'uld wouldn't be flying around in a transport ship.

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* In the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "1969", Jack O'Neill said he was "Captain James T. Kirk" before switching to "Luke Skywalker". This ignores the fact that ''Series/{{Star Trek|the Original Series}}'' actually did exist in 1969, although the interrogating officer in the scene had apparently never heard of it. Which isn't too far-fetched.
** This
far-fetched. Though this may have been intended as a subversion, with Jack (who IS a fan of ''Star Trek'') switching once he realized it ''would'' exist back now.
in that time already.
** ''SG-1'' also does a variant where the characters give pop culture aliases to aliens. Once, Dr. Jackson told a pair of mercenaries his name was [[Franchise/StarWars "Olo, Hans Olo"]] (with [[TheNameIsBondJamesBond fun similarities]] to [[Film/JamesBond another thing]]); another time, he tried to pass himself off as the [[Film/TheWizardOfOz The Great and Powerful Oz]] to an enemy ship.
*** The latter
ship, with an absolutely incredulous reaction from the other side; it probably didn't work because a "Great and Powerful" Goa'uld wouldn't be flying around in a transport ship.
26th Jan '18 7:07:14 PM nombretomado
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* Backfires horribly in the ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' series, when a character tries using this kind of name for misinformation. Turns out the person he was trying to fool had managed to buy a copy of the Encyclopedia Britannica from the late 20th century, as opposed to the 1911 edition that most others have acquired, and did ''not'' appreciate being told that his prisoner, Mr. Film/JamesBond, was engaged to a MarilynMonroe, and they could expect a visit from a great gunmaker from the future, Music/ElvisPresley. Whoops.

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* Backfires horribly in the ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' series, when a character tries using this kind of name for misinformation. Turns out the person he was trying to fool had managed to buy a copy of the Encyclopedia Britannica from the late 20th century, as opposed to the 1911 edition that most others have acquired, and did ''not'' appreciate being told that his prisoner, Mr. Film/JamesBond, was engaged to a MarilynMonroe, Creator/MarilynMonroe, and they could expect a visit from a great gunmaker from the future, Music/ElvisPresley. Whoops.
1st Jan '18 9:32:40 AM nighttrainfm
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* In the second episode of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', Martin Stein introduces himself as "Professor [[UsefulNotes/SpaceX Elon Musk]]". Naturally, he couldn't very well introduce himself as "Martin Stein", since he was talking to his younger self.

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* * ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'':
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In the second episode of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', episode, Martin Stein introduces himself as "Professor [[UsefulNotes/SpaceX Elon Musk]]". Naturally, he couldn't very well introduce himself as "Martin Stein", since he was talking to his younger self.


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** In "Welcome to the Jungle", the Legends run into Mick's father, and Nate gives Mick the alias "Schwarzenegger."
31st Dec '17 11:15:27 AM nombretomado
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* In JoelRosenberg's ''GuardiansOfTheFlame'' series, 20th century ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' players transported to the world of their game use obscure pop culture references as passwords amongst themselves:

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* In JoelRosenberg's ''GuardiansOfTheFlame'' Creator/JoelRosenberg's ''Literature/GuardiansOfTheFlame'' series, 20th century ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' players transported to the world of their game use obscure pop culture references as passwords amongst themselves:
15th Oct '17 12:23:21 PM Gideoncrawle
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'''Marty''': ''[wearing radiation suit]'' Silence, Earthling! My name is [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]]. I am [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial an extraterrestrial]] from [[Franchise/StarTrek the planet Vulcan]]. ''[makes Vulcan salute]''

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'''Marty''': ''[wearing radiation suit]'' Silence, Earthling! My name is [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]]. Vader. I am [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial an extraterrestrial]] extraterrestrial from [[Franchise/StarTrek the planet Vulcan]].Vulcan. ''[makes Vulcan salute]''
12th Sep '17 10:46:09 AM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Doctor Who'' ''Literature/NewSeriesAdventures'' novel ''Plague Ciry'', the Doctor introduces himself in 17th century Edinburgh as Dr Creator/RobertLouisStevenson.
5th Aug '17 6:05:10 AM jormis29
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** In the pilot, Lucy introduces herself to a guard at the ''Hindenburg'' landing strip as "Series/NurseJackie" and Wyatt as "Dr. Dre", and claims they're from Series/GeneralHospital, while in the second episode, Rufus introduces himself to some [=USCTs=] as "Creator/DenzelWashington". Later on, however, this gets subverted, as the team eventually realizes that they can just use their real names.

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** In the pilot, Lucy introduces herself to a guard at the ''Hindenburg'' landing strip as "Series/NurseJackie" and Wyatt as "Dr. Dre", "Music/DrDre", and claims they're from Series/GeneralHospital, while in the second episode, Rufus introduces himself to some [=USCTs=] as "Creator/DenzelWashington". Later on, however, this gets subverted, as the team eventually realizes that they can just use their real names.
20th May '17 7:05:56 PM nombretomado
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* This becomes an important plot point in the {{Vertigo comic|s}} ''Brave Old World''. After the characters realize they're not the only people transported back to the year 1900, they round up the dozens of other refugees by announcing a talk to be given by Mr. John Lennon and Mr. Mick Jagger.

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* This becomes an important plot point in the {{Vertigo Creator/{{Vertigo comic|s}} ''Brave Old World''. After the characters realize they're not the only people transported back to the year 1900, they round up the dozens of other refugees by announcing a talk to be given by Mr. John Lennon and Mr. Mick Jagger.
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