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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]].
16th May '14 9:21:22 AM FlowerofMay
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' uses this when Mitchell goes undercover as Kefflin,a lieutenant in the Lucian Alliance (a group of drug smugglers) who are believed to have captured one of Earth's ships (along with Colonel Carter.) Mitchell uses a chemical compound on the one person who knows Kefflin looks like and counts on no one else having ever seen him since he has a reputation as a recluse.
14th May '14 9:06:26 PM MiinU
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*''WebComic/MagickChicks'': Following the school's takeover, in chapter 16, [[{{Ninja}} The Ninja Club]] are revealed to be that last holdouts, [[LaResistance in terms of opposition.]] They've even managed to capture [[spoiler: [[TheDragon Skye]]]] and replaced her with [[spoiler: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/location_unknown Rain]]]], in order to spy on [[spoiler: Cerise]] and undermine her authority.
30th Nov '13 11:03:49 PM Alvin
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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 found out anyway.]]


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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 disguise, is found out proven anyway.]]

30th Nov '13 11:02:25 PM Alvin
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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 found out anyway.]]

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