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10th Aug '16 8:49:35 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{Deryni}} novels, there's a [[FantasticDrug drug called ''merasha'']] that causes an immediate and violent reaction in Deryni but has no significant effect on "normal" people; during the persecutions, it was used as a way of uncovering secret Deryni. One application is specifically mentioned in the short story "The Priesting of Arilan": whenever a new priest was ordained, the communion wine at the Ordination Mass was spiked with the drug to make sure no Deryni got into the Church.

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* In the {{Deryni}} Literature/{{Deryni}} novels, there's a [[FantasticDrug drug called ''merasha'']] that causes an immediate and violent reaction in Deryni but has no significant effect on "normal" people; during the persecutions, it was used as a way of uncovering secret Deryni. One application is specifically mentioned in the short story "The Priesting of Arilan": whenever a new priest was ordained, the communion wine at the Ordination Mass was spiked with the drug to make sure no Deryni got into the Church.
21st Jul '16 6:28:22 PM zequeins
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Compare SpotTheImpostor, where an impostor is identified using psychological means such as asking each person for a TrustPassword or SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay.

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Compare SpotTheImpostor, where an impostor is identified using psychological means such as asking each person for a TrustPassword or SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay.
SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay. Also check out its SisterTrope, IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten where it reveals their true allegiance rather than identity.
15th May '16 2:23:45 PM Kid
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* In his account of the making of a Navy Seal, ''Damn Few'', Rorke Denver recounts the night his Seal unit went for a beer to find a guy sitting at the bar who was claiming to be a SEAL. his dress, attitude, demeanor and presentation were subtly wrong and a long-suffering waitress tipped them off that "Billy" used his Seal status to scare people. The least threatening real Seal was sent to quiz the suspicious Billy about where he'd been, who he'd trained with and what his combat specialties were. He failed on every test. When Billy went to the men's room, the largest and hardest Seal followed him in. A little discussion ensued and Billy ended up running for his life, stripped of his fake badges - which later ended up pinned to the real Seals' mess-room wall with a combat knife.

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* In his account of the making of a Navy Seal, ''Damn Few'', Rorke Denver recounts the night his Seal unit went for a beer to find a guy sitting at the bar who was claiming to be a SEAL. his His dress, attitude, demeanor and presentation were subtly wrong and a long-suffering waitress tipped them off that "Billy" used his Seal status to scare people. The least threatening real Seal was sent to quiz the suspicious Billy about where he'd been, who he'd trained with and what his combat specialties were. He failed on every test. When Billy went to the men's room, the largest and hardest Seal followed him in. A little discussion ensued and Billy ended up running for his life, stripped of his fake badges - which later ended up pinned to the real Seals' mess-room wall with a combat knife.
24th Apr '16 1:30:51 PM dvorak
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* Used as a mechanic in ''VideoGame/TheThing(2002)''. Blood test kits consist of a syringe pistol that draws a blood sample, and then adds a chemical that reacts to it by producing heat. If the blood cooks and turns brown, they're a person. If the syringe breaks, they're a monster. However, the test isn't foolproof for story reasons.

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* Used as a mechanic in ''VideoGame/TheThing(2002)''.''VideoGame/TheThing2002''. Blood test kits consist of a syringe pistol that draws a blood sample, and then adds a chemical that reacts to it by producing heat. If the blood cooks and turns brown, they're a person. If the syringe breaks, they're a monster. However, the test isn't foolproof for story reasons.
24th Apr '16 1:30:07 PM dvorak
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* Used as a mechanic in ''VideoGame/TheThing''. Blood test kits consist of a syringe pistol that draws a blood sample, and then adds a chemical that reacts to it by producing heat. If the blood cooks and turns brown, they're a person. If the syringe breaks, they're a monster. However, the test isn't foolproof for story reasons.

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* Used as a mechanic in ''VideoGame/TheThing''.''VideoGame/TheThing(2002)''. Blood test kits consist of a syringe pistol that draws a blood sample, and then adds a chemical that reacts to it by producing heat. If the blood cooks and turns brown, they're a person. If the syringe breaks, they're a monster. However, the test isn't foolproof for story reasons.
24th Apr '16 1:27:54 PM dvorak
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* Used as a mechanic in ''VideoGame/TheThing''. Blood test kits consist of a syringe pistol that draws a blood sample, and then adds a chemical that reacts to it by producing heat. If the blood cooks and turns brown, they're a person. If the syringe breaks, they're a monster. However, the test isn't foolproof for story reasons.
16th Apr '16 8:53:58 AM bwburke94
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16th Apr '16 8:52:26 AM bwburke94
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* In TabletopGame/IronKingdoms's game Warmachine, if more than one of the same character appears in a game then one of them is an impostor, with the one whose on the winning side being the real one.
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* In {{TabletopGame/Iron Kingdoms}}'s game Warmachine, if more than one of the same character appears in a game then one of them is an impostor, with the one whose on the winning side being the real one.



* In his account of the making of a Navy Seal, ''Damn Few'', Rorke Denver recounts the night his Seal unit went for a beer to find a guy sitting at the bar who was claiming to be a SEAL. his dress, attitude, demeanour and presentation were subtly wrong and a long-suffering waitress tipped them off that "Billy" used his Seal status to scare people. The least threatening real Seal was sent to quiz the suspicious Billy about where he'd been, who he'd trained with and what his combat specialities were. He failed on every test. When Billy went to the men's room, the largest and hardest Seal followed him in. A little discussion ensued and Billy ended up running for his life, stripped of his fake badges - which later ended up pinned to the real Seals' mess-room wall with a combat knife.
** Most Special Forces and élite 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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* In his account of the making of a Navy Seal, ''Damn Few'', Rorke Denver recounts the night his Seal unit went for a beer to find a guy sitting at the bar who was claiming to be a SEAL. his dress, attitude, demeanour demeanor and presentation were subtly wrong and a long-suffering waitress tipped them off that "Billy" used his Seal status to scare people. The least threatening real Seal was sent to quiz the suspicious Billy about where he'd been, who he'd trained with and what his combat specialities specialties were. He failed on every test. When Billy went to the men's room, the largest and hardest Seal followed him in. A little discussion ensued and Billy ended up running for his life, stripped of his fake badges - which later ended up pinned to the real Seals' mess-room wall with a combat knife.
** Most Special Forces and élite 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.
14th Apr '16 10:08:24 PM FordPrefect
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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 Klingong 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 Klingong 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...
10th Apr '16 1:22:41 PM Morgenthaler
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** Most Special Forces and élite 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 élite 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.way.
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