History Main / InventedIndividual

19th Jan '17 11:01:16 AM Gosicrystal
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See also SnowballLie, which is a superset of this trope. Supertrope of FakeTwinGambit. When the Invented Individual also happens to fit the name and/or description of someone who ''does'' exist, they're TheRealRemingtonSteele. A PenName is a real life type of InventedIndividual. Not to be confused with InventedInvalid; an ill person made up as an excuse to visit and duck out of responsibility. See also GirlfriendInCanada. Contrast {{Unperson}}.

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See also SnowballLie, which is a superset of this trope. Supertrope of FakeTwinGambit. When the Invented Individual also happens to fit the name and/or description of someone who ''does'' exist, they're TheRealRemingtonSteele. A PenName is a real life type of InventedIndividual.Invented Individual. Not to be confused with InventedInvalid; an ill person made up as an excuse to visit and duck out of responsibility. See also GirlfriendInCanada. Contrast {{Unperson}}.
30th Dec '16 6:40:24 PM eroock
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See also SnowballLie, which is a superset of this trope. Supertrope of FakeTwinGambit. When the InventedIndividual also happens to fit the name and/or description of someone who ''does'' exist, they're TheRealRemingtonSteele. A PenName is a real life type of InventedIndividual. Not to be confused with InventedInvalid; an ill person made up as an excuse to visit and duck out of responsibility. See also GirlfriendInCanada. Contrast {{Unperson}}.

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See also SnowballLie, which is a superset of this trope. Supertrope of FakeTwinGambit. When the InventedIndividual Invented Individual also happens to fit the name and/or description of someone who ''does'' exist, they're TheRealRemingtonSteele. A PenName is a real life type of InventedIndividual. Not to be confused with InventedInvalid; an ill person made up as an excuse to visit and duck out of responsibility. See also GirlfriendInCanada. Contrast {{Unperson}}.
28th Dec '16 8:32:20 AM dmcreif
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* In ''Series/TheWire'', when Herc and Carver lose their listening device, hidden inside a tennis ball, they try to cover up the loss by crediting their information to a fake informant (Herc's cousin) named "Fuzzy Dunlop".

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* In ''Series/TheWire'', when [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG0aTzyz7GE Herc and Carver lose their a very expensive listening device, device]], hidden inside a tennis ball, ball. Since the thing cost $1,500, they try to cover up the loss by crediting their what information they did gain to a fake fictitious informant. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GJa1_u-VLE They have Herc's cousin Bernard pose as a confidential informant (Herc's cousin) named "Fuzzy Dunlop". Dunlop"]][[note]]"Dunlop" for the brand of tennis ball, "fuzzy" for the material on the surface of the tennis ball[[/note]]. When Carver hands the informant registration to Daniels, it's pretty obvious that Daniels isn't buying it.
-->'''Cedric Daniels:''' "Fuzzy Dunlop"?
-->'''Ellis Carver:''' This new generation with the names...


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* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Luke Cage himself is one, as he's actually Carl Lucas, an escaped fugitive from Georgia. Misty Knight naturally finds it suspicious when her forensics friend Bailey informs her that the only evidence of a "Luke Cage" is in the form of his New York State-issued driver's license.
10th Dec '16 5:26:15 AM faduda
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masal_Bugduv Masal Bugduv]], a fictional Moldovan football prodigy created to satirise uncritical press coverage of the football transfer market.
14th Nov '16 9:50:26 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "The Phantom Killer", a struggling writer created a fictitious agent to represent him. This lie keeps snowballing, and ends with the agent being accused of murder, at which point the writer is exposed and arrested.
24th Aug '16 2:36:55 AM Adept
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* In the AlPacino film ''Film/{{S1m0ne}}'', Pacino played a bitter film director who created a beautiful fictional actress through an advanced computer/holographic technology. Simone quickly became immensely popular, leaving her "discoverer" behind in the dust and forcing him to kill her off... only to become a suspect in her disappearance and presumed murder.

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* In the AlPacino Creator/AlPacino film ''Film/{{S1m0ne}}'', Pacino played a bitter film director who created a beautiful fictional actress through an advanced computer/holographic technology. Simone quickly became immensely popular, leaving her "discoverer" behind in the dust and forcing him to kill her off... only to become a suspect in her disappearance and presumed murder.



* In ''PlanescapeTorment'', you can on multiple occasions refer to your 'friend' Adahn, and sometimes pretend to be him (such as when people ask your name. For instance, you can tell the Dustmen at the monument that Adahn is grieving over a recent death of a loved one, and they'll pray for him. Do this often enough, and Adahn will show up with the money he owes you. This is because [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve the world is shaped by belief]].

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* In ''PlanescapeTorment'', ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', you can on multiple occasions refer to your 'friend' Adahn, and sometimes pretend to be him (such as when people ask your name. For instance, you can tell the Dustmen at the monument that Adahn is grieving over a recent death of a loved one, and they'll pray for him. Do this often enough, and Adahn will show up with the money he owes you. This is because [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve the world is shaped by belief]].
11th Aug '16 11:03:03 PM wentesur
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* Several cases in Manga/TheKindaichiCaseFiles use this element with different purposes.
** Scape goat:[[spoiler: Opera House Murder Case has the killer created a fake guest named Kagetsu for this purpose. Since the character never existed (and "Kagetsu" also stated not to enter the room), he didn't have an alibi during the first murder.]]
** Hiding Identity:[[spoiler: At least there are two known cases with different tweak; One case involve murder of a family member with the fake character created by ''the killer'' while another one has ''the victim'' creating another identity which was used by the killer in the scheme. The second one overlaps with SecretIdentity]]
11th Aug '16 6:33:30 PM foxley
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* ''Series/SoAwkward'': In "Everybody Loves Clementine", Lily invents a student called [[LineOfSightName Clementine Mustache]] in an attempt to avoid getting into trouble with the ScaryLibrarian. After inserting the fictitious student into the school records, the lie spirals out of control (mostly due to Jas' efforts) and Clementine wins the talent show and an essay competition. The girls have to invent an unlikely death for Clementine to be rid of her.
27th Jul '16 12:57:21 PM Willbyr
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* In ''UruseiYatsura'', Ataru's classmates decide to humiliate him in public by sending him a note from a fictional girl asking for a date. Ataru, being girl-crazy, doesn't notice that the note is signed "Kumino Otoko" which, beside being a proper Japanese female name, can also be read as "Men of the Class". Ataru gets saved from the humiliation when his beloved Lum shows up in disguise as the non-existent Miss Kumino.\\

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* In ''UruseiYatsura'', ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', Ataru's classmates decide to humiliate him in public by sending him a note from a fictional girl asking for a date. Ataru, being girl-crazy, doesn't notice that the note is signed "Kumino Otoko" which, beside being a proper Japanese female name, can also be read as "Men of the Class". Ataru gets saved from the humiliation when his beloved Lum shows up in disguise as the non-existent Miss Kumino.\\
18th Jul '16 7:36:18 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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See also SnowballLie, which is a superset of this trope. Supertrope of FakeTwinGambit. When the InventedIndividual also happens to fit the name and/or description of someone who ''does'' exist, they're TheRealRemingtonSteele. A PenName is a real life type of InventedIndividual. Not to be confused with InventedInvalid; an ill person made up as an excuse to visit and duck out of responsibility. Contrast {{Unperson}}.

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See also SnowballLie, which is a superset of this trope. Supertrope of FakeTwinGambit. When the InventedIndividual also happens to fit the name and/or description of someone who ''does'' exist, they're TheRealRemingtonSteele. A PenName is a real life type of InventedIndividual. Not to be confused with InventedInvalid; an ill person made up as an excuse to visit and duck out of responsibility. See also GirlfriendInCanada. Contrast {{Unperson}}.
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