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17th Sep '17 3:57:32 PM StarTropes
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine:'' The Changeling who'd replaced General Martok for at least several months finally gives themselves away when they tell Sisko, O'Brien, Odo and Worf that in their attempt to kill Chancellor Gowron there shall be no "honor-duel". And Klingons are obsessed (usually) with honor. It's this that clues Odo in that Martok isn't who he says his is. The fact that he then attempts to murder Odo, in plain view of a dozen armed Klingons, also helps.

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The Changeling who'd replaced General Martok for at least several months finally gives themselves away when they tell Sisko, O'Brien, Odo and Worf that in their attempt to kill Chancellor Gowron there shall be no "honor-duel". And Klingons are obsessed (usually) with honor. It's this that clues Odo in that Martok isn't who he says his is. The fact that he then attempts to murder Odo, in plain view of a dozen armed Klingons, also helps.helps.
** In "Inquisition", Bashir finds himself confronted by crewmates accusing him of being a traitor. In a fit of desperation, he grabs O'Brien's shoulder--and notices when he doesn't react with pain despite having recently injured said shoulder. Bashir then points out that O'Brien had dislocated the shoulder while playing springball; when O'Brien says that he feels better now, Bashir reveals that it was actually a kayaking injury. At this point, O'Brien and the others disappear, revealing that Bashir is in a holo-simulation.
13th Sep '17 1:30:52 AM Byzantine
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*Used in a {{Retcon}} StoryArc in the Comicbook/FantasticFour. In 1984, the Thing's long-time love interest Alicia Masters started undergoing some changes in characterization. She soon switched allegiances from the Thing to the Human Torch, and she married Johnny Storm in 1987. In 1991, it was revealed that this "Alicia" was Lyja, a female Skrull agent. She was good enough in impersonating Alicia that none of the Fantastic Four, their allies, and most of their enemies figured out the differences. Except for the super-villain Puppet Master, who happens to be Alicia's stepfather/adoptive father and raised the girl from childhood. He could tell that his "daughter" was acting out of character and started investigating why. Forgetting that the woman she was impersonating had a parent who knew her better than anyone else, Lyja undermined a pretty good espionage scheme.
13th Sep '17 12:25:00 AM Byzantine
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* Early in ''ComicBook/TheSuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan'', Boomerang figures out that [[TheMafia the gangster Hammerhead]] menacing him is actually disguised [[MasterOfDisguise Chameleon]], because Chameleon!Hammerhead was talking in a stereotypical gangster accent, and while that is Hammerhead's signature trait, the real Hammerhead had actually dropped the quirk at that point.

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* Early in ''ComicBook/TheSuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan'', Boomerang figures out that [[TheMafia the gangster Hammerhead]] menacing him is actually a disguised [[MasterOfDisguise Chameleon]], because Chameleon!Hammerhead was talking in a stereotypical gangster accent, and while that is Hammerhead's signature trait, the real Hammerhead had actually dropped the quirk at that point.
13th Sep '17 12:23:35 AM Byzantine
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* Prior to ComicBook/TheCloneSaga, the Chameleon used synthetic androids disguised as his parents to discover Peter's relation to Spider-Man; these duplicates were almost perfect in appearance, personality, and almost memory, so much that Peter's Spider-Sense didn't go off until their suppressed programming did. The one missed detail occurred when they offered to take his Aunt May to Uncle Ben's grave on their anniversary. May had actually married Ben in a private ceremony a month before the formal one, and the only witnesses other than the priest were Richard and Mary Parker, Peter's parents; because the two androids didn't know the May's anniversary - something that could not have been programmed into their memory by the Chameleon nor anyone else - May suspected something was wrong, and this eventually led to the ruse being discovered.

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* Prior to ComicBook/TheCloneSaga, the Chameleon used synthetic androids disguised as his parents to discover Peter's relation to Spider-Man; these duplicates were almost perfect in appearance, personality, and almost memory, so much that Peter's Spider-Sense didn't go off until their suppressed programming did. The one missed detail occurred when they offered to take his Aunt May to Uncle Ben's grave on their anniversary. May had actually married Ben in a private ceremony a month before the formal one, and the only witnesses other than the priest were Richard and Mary Parker, Peter's parents; because the two androids didn't know the May's anniversary - something that could not have been programmed into their memory by the Chameleon nor anyone else - May suspected something was wrong, and this eventually led to the ruse being discovered.
13th Sep '17 12:21:35 AM Byzantine
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* The ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' mini-series ''Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives!'', Peter and Mary Jane are conversing about Ned Leeds, the man they all thought was the original Hobgoblin. However, as they were doing so, Peter realizes something he should have had ages ago: if Ned Leeds was the real Hobgoblin, the assassins that came in and killed him would have been the ones dead because he would have had the Goblin Formula in him. That leads to everyone realizing they'd been had.

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* The ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' mini-series ''Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives!'', Peter and Mary Jane are conversing about Ned Leeds, the man they all thought was the original Hobgoblin. However, as they were doing so, Peter realizes something he should have had ages ago: if Ned Leeds was the real Hobgoblin, the assassins that came in and killed him would have been the ones dead because he would have had the Goblin Formula in him. That leads to everyone realizing they'd been had. Among other powers, uses of the Goblin Formura get a HealingFactor and have recovered from seemingly deadly injuries,
2nd Sep '17 3:18:44 PM MajinAkuma
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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', when the masked men take on Nanoha and Fate’s identities, parts of their barrier jackets are not the correct color. This is likely because [[spoiler:cats, and - by extension - {{Cat Girl}}s, are [[ColorBlindConfusion colorblind]]]]. Not that it really matters, since the person they were trying to fool had never seen Nanoha or Fate in their barrier jackets.

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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', when the masked men take on Nanoha and Fate’s identities, parts of their barrier jackets Barrier Jackets are not the correct color. This is likely because [[spoiler:cats, and - by extension - {{Cat Girl}}s, are [[ColorBlindConfusion colorblind]]]]. Not that it really matters, since the person they were trying to fool had never seen Nanoha or Fate in their barrier jackets.Barrier Jackets.
2nd Sep '17 3:17:56 PM MajinAkuma
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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Szyael makes clones of Uryu, Renji, Dondochakka and Pesche. Uryu and Renji’s clones’ hair is slightly different and they have markings on their eyes. Dondochakka’s clones have no spots on their backs. Pesche’s clones wear trousers rather than a loincloth. Szyael claims that this is not carelessness as much as modifying them to fit his tastes, and while Renji claims he is stupid for doing this, Uryu notes that Renji didn’t notice until he pointed it out.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Szyael Szayelaporro makes clones of Uryu, Renji, Dondochakka and Pesche. Uryu and Renji’s clones’ hair is slightly different and they have markings on their eyes. Dondochakka’s clones have no spots on their backs. Pesche’s clones wear trousers rather than a loincloth. Szyael Szayelaporro claims that this is not carelessness as much as modifying them to fit his tastes, and while Renji claims he is stupid for doing this, Uryu notes that Renji didn’t notice until he pointed it out.
22nd Aug '17 3:42:38 PM KandC
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'''Please redirect to "Impostor Forgot One Detail" for correct spelling.'''
22nd Aug '17 2:45:22 PM ChrisTheS
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* Changelings in ''Webcomic/StarMares'' are bad at colors. The Nightsisters in particular have a problem getting the eyes right.
13th Jul '17 2:16:38 AM Kriegsmesser
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** There's also a second tell: If you watch them for long enough, [[SpottingTheThread mimics breathe]].
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