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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.
4th Dec '16 2:49:28 AM JackG
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** In the seventh season, it's shown that leviathans have BlackBlood. This trope is implemented when Frank and Dean have a small confrontation in which Dean cuts his arm to show Frank his blood (though he had to talk Frank out of [[ComedicSociopathy shotgunning off Dean's foot instead). Frank does the same at Dean's insistence.

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** In the seventh season, it's shown that leviathans have BlackBlood. This trope is implemented when Frank and Dean have a small gunpoint confrontation in which Dean cuts his arm to show Frank his blood (though he had to talk Frank out of [[ComedicSociopathy shotgunning off Dean's foot instead).instead]]). Frank does the same at Dean's insistence.
4th Dec '16 2:48:44 AM JackG
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** In the seventh season, it's shown that leviathans have black blood. This trope is implemented when Frank and Dean have a small confrontation in which Dean cuts his arm to show Frank his blood. Frank does the same at Dean's insistence.

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** In the seventh season, it's shown that leviathans have black blood. BlackBlood. This trope is implemented when Frank and Dean have a small confrontation in which Dean cuts his arm to show Frank his blood.blood (though he had to talk Frank out of [[ComedicSociopathy shotgunning off Dean's foot instead). Frank does the same at Dean's insistence.
1st Nov '16 6:03:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used as a mechanic in ''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.

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* Used as a mechanic in ''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 [[GameplayAndStorySegregation story reasons.reasons]].
22nd Oct '16 6:17:50 PM eroock
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->''You see, when a man bleeds, it's just tissue, but blood from one of you Things won't obey when it's attacked. It'll try and survive...crawl away from a hot needle, say.''
-->--'''R.J. [=MacReady=]''', ''Film/TheThing1982''

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->''You ->''"You see, when a man bleeds, it's just tissue, but blood from one of you Things won't obey when it's attacked. It'll try and survive...crawl away from a hot needle, say.''
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-->-- '''R.
J. [=MacReady=]''', ''Film/TheThing1982''
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.
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