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15th Sep '17 3:00:14 PM HiddenWindshield
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'''Please somehow remove the auto-incorrect in the trope title. It should always say "Impostor-Exposing Test".'''
22nd Aug '17 3:44:23 PM KandC
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'''Please somehow remove the auto-incorrect in the trope title. It should always say "Impostor-Exposing Test".'''
12th Aug '17 7:46:05 AM Omeganian
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** Most Special Forces and elite units have a pretty direct way with posers. The British Parachute Regiment can be ''extremely'' direct with fakers. Having passed through Hell to get there, they do not consider imitation to be a welcome form of flattery and treat this as taking the piss in a big way.

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** Most Special Forces and elite units have a pretty direct way with posers. The British Parachute Regiment can be ''extremely'' direct with fakers. When the film ''Maroon Beret'' was filmed in Belarus, the ''real'' Maroon Berets (In Russia, the Spetsnaz elites) have actually assembled to approve the ''actor'''s right to wear that beret. Having passed through Hell to get there, they do not consider imitation to be a welcome form of flattery and treat this as taking the piss in a big way.
2nd Aug '17 1:27:04 PM ANTMuddle
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If they already know that the impostor has a certain type of GlamourFailure or KryptoniteFactor, then they can use that weakness as the basis of an Impostor Exposing Test.

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If they already know that the impostor has a certain type of GlamourFailure or KryptoniteFactor, then they can use that weakness as the basis of an Impostor Exposing Test.
Test. Or they might decide to PullTheThread.
22nd Jul '17 2:32:19 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** In "The Trouble With Tribbles", the Tribble dislike for Klingons is used to identify the Klingon spy disguised as a human. It's one of the reasons the Klingons embark on a "glorious" campaign to slaughter every Tribble in existence. They succeed. Then, in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', someone brings a few Tribbles from Kirk era and, given that they're {{Explosive Breeder}}s...

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** In "The Trouble With Tribbles", the Tribble dislike for Klingons is used to identify the Klingon spy disguised as a human. It's one of the reasons the Klingons embark on a "glorious" campaign to slaughter every Tribble in existence.existence (although the fact that they utterly destroyed the biosphere of any planet they landed on was slightly more pressing). They succeed. Then, in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', someone brings a few Tribbles from Kirk era and, given that they're {{Explosive Breeder}}s...
23rd Jun '17 12:14:52 AM Dimensio
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* At a point in ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', Geralt is offered a drink. Accepting has him then told that he just passed such a test as the silver cup would have burned the lips of a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting doppler]] who was assuming Geralt's identity.
26th May '17 11:08:58 AM ChronoLegion
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* Subverted in ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}''. Magnus, Will, and a few one-shot characters are trapped in a crashed plane in the Hindu Kush mountains with a shapeshifting abnormal. Realizing that the creature lives in incredibly cold climates, they decide to draw some blood from everyone and freeze it; the blood that doesn't freeze belongs to the imposter. They don't realize that the abnormal can make them see anything it wants, so the test is pointless.

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* Subverted in ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}''. Magnus, Will, and a few one-shot characters are trapped in a crashed plane in the Hindu Kush mountains with a shapeshifting abnormal. Realizing that the creature lives in incredibly cold climates, they decide to draw some blood from everyone and freeze it; the blood that doesn't freeze belongs to the imposter. They don't realize that the abnormal can make them see anything it wants, so the test is pointless. The real test is more spontaneous on Magnus's part, when she [[spoiler:asks "Will" to get her some coffee, having earlier told Will how much she hates the stuff. "Will" is all too happy to oblige, revealing himself to be a fake]].
26th May '17 11:06:56 AM ChronoLegion
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* Gaius Baltar spends most of the first season developing a Cylon detection test in ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003''. Unfortunately, his [[ItsAllAboutMe self-serving]], [[DirtyCoward cowardly]], and at times down right stupid nature mean that even when test does expose someone he doesn't tell anyone the truth. After encountering a real Cylon that the rest of the fleet thinks passed the test, they assume the whole test was flawed.

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* Gaius Baltar spends most of the first season developing a Cylon detection test in ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003''. Unfortunately, his [[ItsAllAboutMe self-serving]], [[DirtyCoward cowardly]], and at times down right stupid nature mean that even when test does expose someone he doesn't tell anyone the truth. After encountering a real Cylon that the rest of the fleet thinks passed the test, they assume the whole test was flawed. Interestingly, the first time he "invents" the test, he uses it to try to direct the people's attention to a device he doesn't recognize, so he picks a random guy he doesn't know and "reveals" him to be a Cylon. The guy is abandoned on a supply space station... and then he's revealed to really be a Cylon.
1st Apr '17 6:38:26 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'', Kosma has an enchanted chain that, when put on a berserk, will induce GlamourFailure if they've been [[DemonicPossession taken over]] by their beast.
21st Jan '17 4:57:52 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* In the LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero fanfiction,''Fanfic/TheSteepPathAhead'', the Vampires Amethyst and Daphne test the blood of whoever comes to claim to be Karin's daughter. They're giddy when they taste Louise blood, confirming its her. Likewise, her manticore familiar can smell whether or not they are the real deal.

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* In the LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero fanfiction,''Fanfic/TheSteepPathAhead'', the Vampires Amethyst and Daphne test the blood of whoever comes to claim to be Karin's daughter. They're giddy when they taste Louise Louise's blood, confirming its her. Likewise, her manticore familiar can smell whether or not they are the real deal.
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