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10th Aug '16 6:38:59 PM sorako
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* In ''Manga/MiraiNikki'', Minene kills a rookie police officer named Natsuko and steals her identity. This later comes back to bite her in the ass when it turns out Natsuko managed to swallow her name tag so that her body could later be identified.

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* In ''Manga/MiraiNikki'', ''Manga/FutureDiary'':
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Minene kills a rookie police officer named Natsuko and steals her identity. This later comes back to bite her in the ass when it turns out Natsuko managed to swallow her name tag so that her body could later be identified.
** It's later revealed [[spoiler:Yuno]] did this [[spoiler:to the alternate world version of herself. After she won the Survival Game in her own world and couldn't revive Yukiteru, Yuno went back in time, killed this timeline's version of herself and took her place, all in order to just be with Yukiteru again.]]
11th Jul '16 6:06:07 AM HawkbitAlpha
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* In ''Film/TheVisit'', two kids are sent to stay with their grandparents while their mother is on vacation. [[spoiler:In reality, the people they're staying with are not their grandparents, but two escaped mental hospital patients who had killed the grandparents and taken their places.]]


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* ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'': Performed by the Cooper Gang on the judges of the Lumberjack Games, after realizing that Jean Bison was intimidating them into giving him a perfect score. [[spoiler:Almost immediately [[DefiedTrope defied]] as Bison catches on and knocks the gang unconscious with his [[EnhancedArchaicWeapon antique talon cane]].]]
4th Jul '16 11:54:23 PM ultimomant
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** "Alien Radio" had a talk show host interview a man who claimed to know of a conspiracy which replaced prominent figures with clones loyal to the creators. At the end of the episode, the "conspiracy nut" is killed, at which point the shocked host sees a duplicate of himself wearing the same clothes. The final scene is a report by the clone who dismisses the claims of the "nut" who has "[[TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch killed himself]]".

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** "Alien Radio" "A Special Edition" had a talk show host interview a man who claimed to know of a conspiracy which replaced prominent figures with clones loyal to the creators. At the end of the episode, the "conspiracy nut" is killed, at which point the shocked host sees a duplicate of himself wearing the same clothes. The final scene is a report by the clone who dismisses the claims of the "nut" who has "[[TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch killed himself]]".
27th Jun '16 2:13:24 PM totoofze47
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* The modus operandi of the X parasites in ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion''. They infect a host and multiply at an alarming rate, eventually killing the host while consuming its body and absorbing their DNA. Using this, they can mimic their former host perfectly. This happened to several lifeforms, including scientists, in the BSL research station the game takes place in.
29th May '16 8:08:44 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Used by a LoonyFan of London Tipton in ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'', although here it's more like "Lock In A Closet And Replace".

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* Used by a LoonyFan of London Tipton in ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'', ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'', although here it's more like "Lock In A Closet And Replace".
28th May '16 9:34:34 PM TheCuza
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** In ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Ace Attorney Investigations 2]]'', [[spoiler:the president of Zheng Fa was assassinated 12 years before the events of the game by a hitman hired by his own BodyDouble, who proceeded to take his place.]]
16th May '16 2:28:53 PM comicwriter
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', part of Helmut Zemo's plan to destroy the Avengers involves him killing a psychiatrist and stealing the man's identity.
16th May '16 4:01:28 AM Perseus
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** In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', [[spoiler:Bobby Fullbright is killed long before he meets Phoenix, Apollo, and Athena by a spy only known as The Phantom. The killer snatches Fullbright's identity shortly afterward.]]

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** In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', [[spoiler:Bobby Fullbright is killed long before he meets Phoenix, Apollo, and Athena by a spy only known as The Phantom.the phantom. The killer snatches Fullbright's identity shortly afterward.]]
12th May '16 5:32:41 PM Jacob175
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* Subverted in the pony fanfic ''EnvyAndArrogance'' - the shapeshifter insists that he only did the "replace" part (taking the role of the [[spoiler: IllGirl after she died]]) but he is still treated like a murderer. This proves pivotal to the plot as it turns out most of it [[spoiler: was engineered with the goal of traumatizing him to the point that he will stop resisting possession, giving the BigBad a shapeshifting body.]]

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* Subverted in the pony fanfic ''EnvyAndArrogance'' ''Envy and Arrogance'' - the shapeshifter insists that he only did the "replace" part (taking the role of the [[spoiler: IllGirl after she died]]) but he is still treated like a murderer. This proves pivotal to the plot as it turns out most of it [[spoiler: was engineered with the goal of traumatizing him to the point that he will stop resisting possession, giving the BigBad a shapeshifting body.]]



* Played for dark humor in a [[http://daniel-sg.deviantart.com/art/What-s-Eating-Sunset-Shimmer-551241478 fan comic]] explaining how [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Sunset Shimmer]] doesn't have a double.



* The ''SweetValleyHigh'' book ''The Evil Twin'' was about a psychotic woman, Margo, who happened to look just like the Wakefield twins. She planned to kill Elizabeth and take her place. Then, in ''Return of the Evil Twin'', Margo turned out to have a twin, Nora, also psychotic. This time Margo and Nora planned to take over the lives of ''both'' twins, but their plans went awry when they argued over who got to become Jessica.

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* The ''SweetValleyHigh'' ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'' book ''The Evil Twin'' was about a psychotic woman, Margo, who happened to look just like the Wakefield twins. She planned to kill Elizabeth and take her place. Then, in ''Return of the Evil Twin'', Margo turned out to have a twin, Nora, also psychotic. This time Margo and Nora planned to take over the lives of ''both'' twins, but their plans went awry when they argued over who got to become Jessica.



* Pulled off for the bulk of the second season of ''Series/{{Alias}}'', beginning with [[spoiler: the episode "Phase One", where Francie is murdered and replaced by Allison Doren, a women genetically altered to look identical to her. For the second half of the season Allison spies on Sydney, kills Diane Dixon, uses Will to steal CIA secrets then frames him as the real clone, only to be caught out by [[PlotInducedStupidity coffee-flavoured ice-cream]].]] Used again without the 'kill' part in season 5, when [[spoiler:oft-recurring villain Anna Espinosa is morphed into a clone of Sydney using the same technique, which allows her to kill Renée and track down Vaughan before the real Sydney catches up to her and [[CrowningMomentofAwesome shoots her right in the head]].]]

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* Pulled off for the bulk of the second season of ''Series/{{Alias}}'', beginning with [[spoiler: the episode "Phase One", where Francie is murdered and replaced by Allison Doren, a women genetically altered to look identical to her. For the second half of the season Allison spies on Sydney, kills Diane Dixon, uses Will to steal CIA secrets then frames him as the real clone, only to be caught out by [[PlotInducedStupidity coffee-flavoured ice-cream]].]] Used again without the 'kill' part in season 5, when [[spoiler:oft-recurring villain Anna Espinosa is morphed into a clone of Sydney using the same technique, which allows her to kill Renée and track down Vaughan before the real Sydney catches up to her and [[CrowningMomentofAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoment shoots her right in the head]].]]



* On ''Series/{{Monk}}'', a man has an affair with a woman who is a dead ringer for his wife. He plans a trip with the wife; the mistress/lookalike kills the wife at the airport and the husband dumps the body. She then takes the wife's seat on the plane, essentially giving them an 'alibi' by making it seem like he and the wife were on the plane together.

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* On ''Series/{{Monk}}'', a man has an affair with a woman who is a dead ringer for his wife. He plans a trip with the wife; wife, the mistress/lookalike kills the wife at the airport and the husband dumps the body. She then takes the wife's seat on the plane, essentially giving them an 'alibi' by making it seem like he and the wife were on the plane together.
8th May '16 5:40:58 PM comicwriter
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* In ''Manga/SailorMoon'', a BrainwashedAndCrazy Mamoru disintegrates the arcade owner's friend and brainwashes the owner into thinking Mamoru's the same friend. In an interesting variant, Mamoru in no way tries to disguise himself to look like the friend. He only needed an excuse to hang around and befriend Usagi so as to try to steal the Silver Crystal from her, and Usagi herself had no idea what the owner's friends look like (the owner's girlfriend, on the other hand, ''did'' realize Mamoru and the friend weren't the same person, but she thought he was just another friend who happened to have the same name).

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* In ''Manga/SailorMoon'', a BrainwashedAndCrazy Mamoru disintegrates the arcade owner's Motoki's friend Endou, and then brainwashes the owner Motoki into thinking Mamoru's the same friend. In an interesting variant, Mamoru in no way tries to disguise himself to look like the friend. He only needed an excuse to hang around and befriend Usagi so as to try to steal the Silver Crystal from her, and Usagi herself had no idea what the owner's friends look like (the owner's girlfriend, on the other hand, ''did'' realize Mamoru and the friend weren't the same person, but she thought he was just another friend who happened to have the same name).name).
* In ''Anime/BloodPlus'', Amshel kills Liza while she's in the bathroom and then tosses her naked body out of the moving train they're on. Using his shapeshifting abilities and the clothes he [[MuggedForDisguise took off Liza's corpse]], he's able to pass himself off as her and get closer to Saya.
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