History Main / ImpersonationGambit

11th Jan '17 7:04:10 PM nombretomado
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* A villainous example occurs in the LordPeterWimsey short story "The Bibulous Business Of a Matter of Taste', where two Lord Peters show up to receive secret information from a person who then holds a wine-tasting to determine which is the real Lord Peter. [[spoiler: Neither are, but the real Lord Peter, there in disguise, is proven anyway.]]


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* A villainous example occurs in the LordPeterWimsey Literature/LordPeterWimsey short story "The Bibulous Business Of a Matter of Taste', where two Lord Peters show up to receive secret information from a person who then holds a wine-tasting to determine which is the real Lord Peter. [[spoiler: Neither are, but the real Lord Peter, there in disguise, is proven anyway.]]

12th Nov '16 3:27:00 PM Discar
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'''Alexis Wilder:''' Yea *ahem, hum* Yes, that's correct.\\

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'''Alexis Wilder:''' Yea *ahem, hum* ''[ahem, hum]'' Yes, that's correct.\\



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25th Aug '16 6:38:04 AM StFan
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->'''Woman at ticket booth:''' You are... Cornelius Thorndyke and Ezra van Holt?
->'''Alexis Wilder:''' Yea *ahem, hum* Yes, that's correct.
->'''Woman:''' Yes, well, "Cornelius," I'm afraid these picture's don't--
->'''Alex:''' That's my morning face! Ezra here just had some work done, and that's "Mister Thorndyke" to ''you'', smartass.

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->'''Woman at ticket booth:''' You are... Cornelius Thorndyke and Ezra van Holt?
->'''Alexis
Holt?\\
'''Alexis
Wilder:''' Yea *ahem, hum* Yes, that's correct.
->'''Woman:'''
correct.\\
'''Woman:'''
Yes, well, "Cornelius," I'm afraid these picture's don't--
->'''Alex:'''
don't--\\
'''Alex:'''
That's my morning face! Ezra here just had some work done, and that's "Mister Thorndyke" to ''you'', smartass.



* Done in almost all possible ways (from stolen uniforms to magical transformations) in the ''Literature/BlackCompany'' series. GambitPileup is the typical result.

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* Done in almost all possible ways (from stolen uniforms to magical transformations) in the ''Literature/BlackCompany'' ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' series. GambitPileup is the typical result.
10th May '16 1:14:34 PM margdean56
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->'''Woman:''' Yes, well, "Cornelius," I'm afraid these picture's don't-

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->'''Woman:''' Yes, well, "Cornelius," I'm afraid these picture's don't-don't--
20th Jan '16 8:24:42 PM FordPrefect
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* The Dark Brotherhood quest chain in ''{{Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' requires you to murder and impersonate The Gourmet, Tamriel's greatest - and most secretive - chef, in order to get close to your ultimate target, [[spoiler:the emperor]]. It helps that no one actually knows what The Gourmet looks like (with the exception of the one guy you interrogated for The Gourmet's location, and subsequently killed to cover your tracks), so you can look and dress and act like anything you want.

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* The Dark Brotherhood quest chain in ''{{Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' requires you to murder and impersonate The Gourmet, Tamriel's greatest - and most secretive - chef, in order to get close to your ultimate target, [[spoiler:the emperor]]. It helps that no one actually knows what The Gourmet looks like (with the exception of the one guy you interrogated for The Gourmet's location, and subsequently killed to cover your tracks), so you can look and dress and act like anything you want.
29th Dec '15 3:30:35 PM CaptainVideo
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->'''Woman at ticket booth:''' You are... Cornelius Thorndyke and Ezra van Holt?
->'''Alexis Wilder:''' Yea *ahem, hum* Yes, that's correct.
->'''Woman:''' Yes, well, "Cornelius," I'm afraid these picture's don't-
->'''Alex:''' That's my morning face! Ezra here just had some work done, and that's "Mister Thorndyke" to ''you'', smartass.
-->-- Two 20-somethings trying to get into the museum with senior citizen [=IDs=], ''Webcomic/OurWorld''
11th Jun '15 11:26:41 AM SparkyLurkdragon
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* The Dark Brotherhood quest chain in ''{{Videogame/Skyrim}}'' requires you to murder and impersonate The Gourmet, Tamriel's greatest - and most secretive - chef, in order to get close to your ultimate target, [[spoiler:the emperor]]. It helps that no one actually knows what The Gourmet looks like (with the exception of the one guy you interrogated for The Gourmet's location, and subsequently killed to cover your tracks), so you can look and dress and act like anything you want.

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* The Dark Brotherhood quest chain in ''{{Videogame/Skyrim}}'' ''{{Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' requires you to murder and impersonate The Gourmet, Tamriel's greatest - and most secretive - chef, in order to get close to your ultimate target, [[spoiler:the emperor]]. It helps that no one actually knows what The Gourmet looks like (with the exception of the one guy you interrogated for The Gourmet's location, and subsequently killed to cover your tracks), so you can look and dress and act like anything you want.
9th Jan '15 4:26:02 PM Gallimaufry
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* The Dark Brotherhood quest chain in ''Videogame/Skyrim'' requires you to murder and impersonate The Gourmet, Tamriel's greatest - and most secretive - chef, in order to get close to your ultimate target, [[spoiler:the emperor]]. It helps that no one actually knows what The Gourmet looks like (with the exception of the one guy you interrogated for The Gourmet's location, and subsequently killed to cover your tracks), so you can look and dress and act like anything you want.

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* The Dark Brotherhood quest chain in ''Videogame/Skyrim'' ''{{Videogame/Skyrim}}'' requires you to murder and impersonate The Gourmet, Tamriel's greatest - and most secretive - chef, in order to get close to your ultimate target, [[spoiler:the emperor]]. It helps that no one actually knows what The Gourmet looks like (with the exception of the one guy you interrogated for The Gourmet's location, and subsequently killed to cover your tracks), so you can look and dress and act like anything you want.
9th Jan '15 4:25:31 PM Gallimaufry
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* The Dark Brotherhood quest chain in ''Videogame/Skyrim'' requires you to murder and impersonate The Gourmet, Tamriel's greatest - and most secretive - chef, in order to get close to your ultimate target, [[spoiler:the emperor]]. It helps that no one actually knows what The Gourmet looks like (with the exception of the one guy you interrogated for The Gourmet's location, and subsequently killed to cover your tracks), so you can look and dress and act like anything you want.
27th Aug '14 2:57:59 PM eroock
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For example, Bob is going to meet Alice to be given an evil plan to carry out. The hero, Charlie, catches up with Bob before he can meet with Alice. Since Alice and Bob have never met face to face, Charlie goes to the meeting point, pretending to be Bob. Charlie is attempting an Impersonation Gambit. If successful, he will take down Alice's organization, [[RuleOfDrama but this gambit doesn't always go as planned]].

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For example, Bob is going to meet Alice to be given an evil plan EvilPlan to carry out. The hero, Charlie, catches up with Bob before he can meet with Alice. Since Alice and Bob have never met face to face, Charlie goes to the meeting point, pretending to be Bob. Charlie is attempting an Impersonation Gambit. If successful, he will take down Alice's organization, [[RuleOfDrama but this gambit doesn't always go as planned]].
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