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24th Apr '16 2:51:51 PM ultimomant
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* Tom Lincoln in ''Film/TheIsland'' isn't necessarily evil. He's just a rich playboy whose philandering ways have resulted in him having a few months left to live. But when his "insurance policy", i.e. his clone Lincoln Six Echo shows up at his home, he appears to be glad to find out about it. He then immediately calls the cloning company and tells them about the clone. Tom Lincoln tells Lincoln Six Echo he will take him to the media to reveal this fraud but it's really a trap. At the end of the trap Lincoln Six Echo (conveniently wearing Tom's clothes) manages to slip his bracelet on Tom's arm, resulting in the latter's death. He further continues to imitate Tom by adopting his Scottish accent after hearing is for about an hour. Laurent, a trained mercenary, fails to detect any deception, even though the clone slipped the bracelet on Tom's arm in while Laurent was looking at them. Only later, while performing an autopsy on Tom's body, the doctor realizes that the bracelet is on the wrong arm. Meanwhile, the clone has infiltrated the cloning company as Tom (supposedly there to make a new clone), still using a Scottish accent and behaving like a rich playboy. Oh, and he says "shite" at one point, even though Tom never said the word in his presence.

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* Tom Lincoln in ''Film/TheIsland'' isn't necessarily evil. He's just a rich playboy whose philandering ways have resulted in him having a few months left to live. But when his "insurance policy", i.e. his clone Lincoln Six Echo shows up at his home, he appears to be glad to find out about it. He then immediately calls the cloning company and tells them about the clone. Tom Lincoln tells Lincoln Six Echo he will take him to the media to reveal this fraud but it's really a trap. At the end of the trap Lincoln Six Echo (conveniently wearing Tom's clothes) manages to slip his bracelet on Tom's arm, resulting in the latter's death. He further continues to imitate Tom by adopting his Scottish accent after hearing is it for about an hour. Laurent, a trained mercenary, fails to detect any deception, even though the clone slipped the bracelet on Tom's arm in while Laurent was looking at them. Only later, while performing an autopsy on Tom's body, the doctor realizes that the bracelet is on the wrong arm. Meanwhile, the clone has infiltrated the cloning company as Tom (supposedly there to make a new clone), still using a Scottish accent and behaving like a rich playboy. Oh, and he says "shite" at one point, even though Tom never said the word in his presence.



* This trope is retty much the entire plot of Series/{{Ringer}}, although Bridget doesn't know that Siobhan is still alive [[spoiler:until the last episode of the first season.]] Bridget gets away with it most of the time, although [[spoiler:if on the occasions she's had to go to the police they'd thought of ''just taking her fingerprints'' the game would have been up a lot sooner...]]

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* This trope is retty pretty much the entire plot of Series/{{Ringer}}, although Bridget doesn't know that Siobhan is still alive [[spoiler:until the last episode of the first season.]] Bridget gets away with it most of the time, although [[spoiler:if on the occasions she's had to go to the police they'd thought of ''just taking her fingerprints'' the game would have been up a lot sooner...]]


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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'':
** In "Gorilla Warfare", the Earth 2 Harrison Wells puts on his Earth 1 counterpart's Reverse Flash costume in an attempt to pacify Grodd, as Reverse Flash was one of the only humans Grodd liked. It fails because he's too nice; Grodd points out Reverse Flash never politely asks for anything and instead takes it.
** In "Enter Zoom", Linda Park impersonates her Earth 2 counterpart, Doctor Light, in an attempt to lure Zoom into a trap. Unfortunately, her [[BadBadActing acting skills are horrible]]. It's a moot point because Zoom takes the bait anyway to prove he's much more powerful than Flash and beat the crap out of him.
23rd Jan '16 9:59:25 AM SteveMB
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** Gorilla Grodd hates both Flash and Luthor and is fine with letting Flash sweat it out until the ruse falls apart on its own.

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** Gorilla Grodd hates both Flash and Luthor and is fine with [[PassThePopcorn letting Flash sweat it out out]] until the ruse falls apart on its own.
23rd Jan '16 9:57:58 AM SteveMB
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** Gorilla Grodd hates the real Luthor and is fine letting the ruse fall apart on its own.

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** Gorilla Grodd hates the real both Flash and Luthor and is fine with letting Flash sweat it out until the ruse fall falls apart on its own.
1st Nov '15 2:11:44 PM StFan
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' episode "Ultron Unlimited", [[spoiler: Captain America]] pretends to be a robot so he can rescue the other heroes from Ultron. The other "robo-vengers" fall for this disguise, but Ultron sees through it.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' episode "Ultron Unlimited", [[spoiler: Captain America]] pretends to be a robot so he can rescue the other heroes from Ultron. The other "robo-vengers" fall for this disguise, but Ultron sees through it.
9th Oct '15 2:41:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* This trope is retty much the entire plot of {{Ringer}}, although Bridget doesn't know that Siobhan is still alive [[spoiler:until the last episode of the first season.]] Bridget gets away with it most of the time, although [[spoiler:if on the occasions she's had to go to the police they'd thought of ''just taking her fingerprints'' the game would have been up a lot sooner...]]

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* This trope is retty much the entire plot of {{Ringer}}, Series/{{Ringer}}, although Bridget doesn't know that Siobhan is still alive [[spoiler:until the last episode of the first season.]] Bridget gets away with it most of the time, although [[spoiler:if on the occasions she's had to go to the police they'd thought of ''just taking her fingerprints'' the game would have been up a lot sooner...]]
16th Sep '15 5:54:16 PM HarpieSiren
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', true to the franchise's reputation, has an example complicated enough that the Edit Lock expired twice during the time taken to comprehend it enough to express in words. In short, the Evil Twin of an Evil Twin impersonates a different Evil Twin. [[spoiler:Riku (who can make himself look like Ansem's Heartless) impersonates Xemnas (Ansem's Nobody). Note that in both cases "Ansem" is secretly Xehanort in Terra's Body.]]
29th Aug '15 12:11:04 PM bwburke94
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** Again in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E6TheAlmostPeople The Almost People]]'' with the Doctor switching places with his Ganger counterpart. [[spoiler: Subverted in that the Gangers are not evil, and his impersonation fools everybody.]]

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** Again in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E6TheAlmostPeople "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E6TheAlmostPeople The Almost People]]'' People]]" with the Doctor switching places with his Ganger counterpart. [[spoiler: Subverted in that the Gangers are not evil, and his [[spoiler:His impersonation fools everybody.everyone... and the Gangers turn out to not be ''evil'' after all.]]



* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Dopplegangland," Willow pretends to be evil vampire Willow. She gets caught due to being insufficiently evil, which one supposes you could call an error in the impersonation. However, it initially works well, and has an effect on helping the Scoobies' strategy, because the MirrorUniverse EvilTwin's mooks don't know her much either and also are scared of her.

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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Dopplegangland," "Doppelgangland," Willow pretends to be evil vampire Vampire Willow. She gets caught due to being insufficiently evil, which one supposes you could call an error in the impersonation. However, it initially works well, and has an effect on helping the Scoobies' strategy, because the MirrorUniverse EvilTwin's mooks don't know her much either and also are scared of her.
16th Jun '15 5:06:03 PM MarkLungo
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* ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': During the big fight against the changelings in "A Canterlot Wedding, Part 2", Fluttershy convinces three changelings disguised as her that she's also a changeling, by acting hostile just like them. They leave her alone, but four Rainbow Dashes assault her... and one of them sucker punches the other three, revealing herself to be the real Dash. Conversely, Applejack finds her BackToBackBadasses moment with Twilight ruined when the latter reveals its real form.

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* ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': During the big fight against the changelings in "A Canterlot Wedding, Part 2", Fluttershy convinces three changelings disguised as her that she's also a changeling, by acting hostile just like them. They leave her alone, but four Rainbow Dashes assault her... and one of them sucker punches the other three, revealing herself to be the real Dash. Conversely, Applejack finds her BackToBackBadasses moment with Twilight ruined when the latter reveals its real form.
16th Jun '15 5:01:48 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Subverted in ''RangersApprentice'' with [[spoiler:Halt]]. He has to impersonate his twin brother, but actually knows what his evil twin is like. It helps that his twin hardly ever appeared in public, so the impersonation was fairly easy to pull off. Those who had met his twin were surprised, and suspected something, but, not being aware that he had a twin in the first place, they weren't sure what to think.

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* Subverted in ''RangersApprentice'' ''Literature/RangersApprentice'' with [[spoiler:Halt]]. He has to impersonate his twin brother, but actually knows what his evil twin is like. It helps that his twin hardly ever appeared in public, so the impersonation was fairly easy to pull off. Those who had met his twin were surprised, and suspected something, but, not being aware that he had a twin in the first place, they weren't sure what to think.
2nd May '15 12:00:31 PM Patachou
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* "[[Literature/MikeHammer One Lonely Night]]" by MickeySpillane. A radical politician campaigning against corruption and DirtyCommunists hires Mike Hammer to catch his insane twin brother who committed a murder in public in apparent attempt to destroy his reputation (fortunately the politician was giving a speech before hundreds of people at the time). [[spoiler:Inverted in that Mike discovers the brother is a fraternal twin who doesn't look anything like the politician, who hired a look-alike actor to give the speech and committed the murder himself.]]

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* "[[Literature/MikeHammer One Lonely Night]]" by MickeySpillane.Creator/MickeySpillane. A radical politician campaigning against corruption and DirtyCommunists hires Mike Hammer to catch his insane twin brother who committed a murder in public in apparent attempt to destroy his reputation (fortunately the politician was giving a speech before hundreds of people at the time). [[spoiler:Inverted in that Mike discovers the brother is a fraternal twin who doesn't look anything like the politician, who hired a look-alike actor to give the speech and committed the murder himself.]]
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