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24th Sep '16 6:33:00 PM hujwernoo
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* In the ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'' novel ''Kingdom of the Wicked'', Valkyrie impersonates [[spoiler:her AntiChrist EvilCounterpart Darquesse]]. In a subversion, she acts her heart out and does a decent job, probably because the stakes are insanely higher than usual with this trope - [[spoiler:Darquesse is a [[PhysicalGod Physical Goddess]] who can survive ''beheadings'', and she is trying to bluff Mevolent, another PhysicalGod who can and has fought her to a standstill. Eventually, Mevolent sees through her, just in time for a handy Teleporter to get Val the hell out of there.]]



* In the ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'' novel ''Kingdom of the Wicked'', Valkyrie impersonates [[spoiler:her AntiChrist EvilCounterpart Darquesse]]. In a subversion, she acts her heart out and does a decent job, probably because the stakes are insanely higher than usual with this trope - [[spoiler:Darquesse is a [[PhysicalGod Physical Goddess]] who can survive ''beheadings'', and she is trying to bluff Mevolent, another PhysicalGod who can and has fought her to a standstill. Eventually, Mevolent sees through her, just in time for a handy Teleporter to get Val the hell out of there.]]
24th Sep '16 6:28:02 PM hujwernoo
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* In the ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'' novel ''Kingdom of the Wicked'', Valkyrie impersonates [[spoiler:her AntiChrist EvilCounterpart Darquesse]]. In a subversion, she acts her heart out and does a decent job, probably because the stakes are insanely higher than usual with this trope - [[spoiler:Darquesse is a [[PhysicalGod Physical Goddess]] who can survive ''beheadings'', and she is trying to bluff Mevolent, another PhysicalGod who can and has fought her to a standstill. Eventually, Mevolent sees through her, just in time for a handy Teleporter to get Val the hell out of there.]]
27th Aug '16 10:29:32 AM Katsuhagi
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* In ''{{Webcomic/Drowtales}}'' Ariel Val'Sarghress and Kalki aren't twins, actually being half-sisters, but thanks to Ariel's shapeshifting she's able to impersonate Kalki long enough to get them out of the city of Felde, relying on Kalki's WildCard reputation to divert any suspicion.

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* In ''{{Webcomic/Drowtales}}'' Ariel Val'Sarghress and Kalki aren't twins, actually being half-sisters, but thanks to Ariel's shapeshifting she's able to impersonate Kalki long enough to get them out of the city of Felde, Felde by pretending to kick all the guests out, relying on Kalki's WildCard reputation and status as the boss' kid to divert any push back or suspicion.
1st Aug '16 6:35:25 PM PaulA
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* Done inadvertently in MarionZimmerBradley's ''The Door Through Space''; the hero and his antagonist both fit the same general description, and when the hero realizes that the bad guys have mistaken him for the other guy he proceeds to take advantage as best he can.

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* Done inadvertently in MarionZimmerBradley's Creator/MarionZimmerBradley's ''The Door Through Space''; the hero and his antagonist both fit the same general description, and when the hero realizes that the bad guys have mistaken him for the other guy he proceeds to take advantage as best he can.
26th Jul '16 2:23:12 PM rafi
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* In the episode of ''Series/OnceUponATime'', "The Brothers Jones", David pretends to be James to fool Cruella, as the two are lovers. Subverted as it turns out Cruella wasn't fooled for a second and just played along for fun.
26th Jul '16 2:06:18 PM Willbyr
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* In ''FushigiYuugi'', Suboshi pretends to be Amiboshi for awhile so he can avenge Yui's [[spoiler: alleged]] rape.

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* In ''FushigiYuugi'', ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Suboshi pretends to be Amiboshi for awhile so he can avenge Yui's [[spoiler: alleged]] rape.
16th Jul '16 12:05:32 PM nombretomado
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* This is toyed with in a storyline for ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' -- when the president is [[ShoutOut kidnapped]] [[BadDudes by ninjas]], Mike finds the ninjas obeying him without reason or rhyme, letting the president go without a fight. Later on, it's discovered that Mike's ''non''-alternate universe variant (as Mike came from an alternate universe with Mynd) is their real boss. [[YouHaveFailedMe Well, was.]]

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* This is toyed with in a storyline for ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' -- when the president is [[ShoutOut kidnapped]] [[BadDudes [[VideoGame/BadDudes by ninjas]], Mike finds the ninjas obeying him without reason or rhyme, letting the president go without a fight. Later on, it's discovered that Mike's ''non''-alternate universe variant (as Mike came from an alternate universe with Mynd) is their real boss. [[YouHaveFailedMe Well, was.]]
31st May '16 11:46:59 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The Decepticon toy-only character Sky Shadow in the ''TransformersCybertron'' has the same body mold as the Autobot Jetfire, which allows him to impersonate Jetfire as a spy. However, he actually ''is'' Jetfire, [[DoubleAgent impersonating an impersonator]] in order to spy on the Decepticons. Confused yet?

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* The Decepticon toy-only character Sky Shadow in the ''TransformersCybertron'' ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' has the same body mold as the Autobot Jetfire, which allows him to impersonate Jetfire as a spy. However, he actually ''is'' Jetfire, [[DoubleAgent impersonating an impersonator]] in order to spy on the Decepticons. Confused yet?
19th May '16 10:02:49 AM pointycatears
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** In "Invincible," Cisco and Caitlin distract Black Siren by disguising themselves as their Earth 2 counterparts, Reverb and Killer Frost.
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.
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