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17th Oct '17 4:40:45 PM jormis29
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Continuum}} - Roleplaying in the Yet''. Narcissists will sometimes use the Cuckoo technique. They pretend to be the elders (older version) of young spanners (time travelers) and lure the spanners to a remote location in order to kill them. One of the narcissists then takes the place of the murdered spanner. Narcissists have taken over entire corners (groups of spanners) using this technique.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Continuum}} - Roleplaying in the Yet''.''TabletopGame/ContinuumRoleplayingInTheYet''. Narcissists will sometimes use the Cuckoo technique. They pretend to be the elders (older version) of young spanners (time travelers) and lure the spanners to a remote location in order to kill them. One of the narcissists then takes the place of the murdered spanner. Narcissists have taken over entire corners (groups of spanners) using this technique.
10th Oct '17 4:04:41 AM totoofze47
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* Happens accidentally in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll''. In the second case, [[spoiler: it's found out that when Ini and Mimi Miney got in a car accident, Ini died. Mimi, scarred with the burns, is accidentally reconstructed through plastic surgery to look like her sister. Mimi takes advantage of this so that she can forget the horrible life she had beforehand.]]

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Happens accidentally in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll''. In the second case, [[spoiler: it's found out that when Ini and Mimi Miney got in a car accident, Ini died. Mimi, scarred with the burns, is accidentally reconstructed through plastic surgery to look like her sister. Mimi takes advantage of this so that she can forget the horrible life she had beforehand.]]



* This is the whole ''modus operandi'' for the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' series' X Parasites, and there's a very real threat of them doing so on a galactic scale.



* 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.

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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. The threat of the X applying the trope to a galactic scale is what prompts Samus to go to the research station and wipe them all out.
9th Oct '17 9:34:51 PM Daedalis
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* One woman in ''ComicBook/BlackScience'' uses dimension-hopping to find a version of herself with a happy family life, then murder her clone and step into that life.
8th Oct '17 8:53:16 AM Robbyn
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* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': [[BigBad Zamasu]] did this in an alternate timeline [[spoiler: by using the Super Dragon Balls to switch bodies with Goku before killing him. By the time he arrives on Future Trunk's Earth, he's come to insisting that he's the real Son Goku and has adopted many of his mannerisms and combat techniques. The people of Earth, however, simply call him Goku Black.]]
* In ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', a shape-shifter does this to a hypnotist in order to infiltrate a prison and extract information from Hitomi and Co., who are imprisoned. [[spoiler: He does this again later, this time to a Zaibach Guymelef pilot... who just ''happens'' to be one of [[AxCrazy Dilandau's]] subordinates. [[KickTheSonOfABitch It backfires.]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath HORRIBLY]].]]
* In ''Manga/TheLawOfUeki'', [[spoiler:Anon eats Robert Haydn and impersonates him.]]



* The Akuma from ''Manga/DGrayMan'' do this when they kill the person who called them back to life and take their form.

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* The Akuma from ''Manga/DGrayMan'' do this when they kill In ''Anime/BloodPlus'', Amshel kills Liza while she's in the person who called them back to life bathroom and take their form.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.



* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Orochimaru manipulated the Fourth Kazekage into sending his shinobi to attack Konoha. Orochimaru then killed the Kazekage and used his appearance to get close to the Third Hokage. Orochimaru and his men also infiltrated the Chunin Exam by killing three of the applicants and stealing their identities.
* ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'': The anime/manga in a nutshell. The parasytes take over people's lives and influential job positions.
* Done at two points in ''Comicbook/{{MW}}''. [[spoiler: Early on, Michio kills his boss' daughter and then assumes her identity as part of a complex plot to frame her for a robbery, leaving her father disgraced. He later does this to his ''own wife'' once he realizes [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]]].
* Subverted in ''Anime/WickedCity''. A [[spoiler:demonic spider]] woman apparently kills the AloofDarkHairedGirl that [[spoiler:Taki Renzaburou]] has been trying to seduce for the last three months. She takes the woman's form and invites him over to her place [[StalkerWithATestTube so she can obtain his sperm]]. However, she later admits that she just rendered the woman unconscious instead of killing her.

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Orochimaru manipulated The Akuma from ''Manga/DGrayMan'' do this when they kill the Fourth Kazekage into sending his shinobi person who called them back to attack Konoha. Orochimaru then killed the Kazekage life and used his appearance to get close to the Third Hokage. Orochimaru and his men also infiltrated the Chunin Exam by killing three of the applicants and stealing take their identities.
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* ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'': The anime/manga ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': [[BigBad Zamasu]] did this in a nutshell. The parasytes take over people's lives and influential job positions.
* Done at two points in ''Comicbook/{{MW}}''.
an alternate timeline [[spoiler: Early on, Michio kills his boss' daughter and then assumes her identity as part of a complex plot to frame her for a robbery, leaving her father disgraced. He later does this to his ''own wife'' once he realizes [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]]].
* Subverted in ''Anime/WickedCity''. A [[spoiler:demonic spider]] woman apparently kills
by using the AloofDarkHairedGirl that [[spoiler:Taki Renzaburou]] has been trying Super Dragon Balls to seduce for the last three months. She takes the woman's form and invites him over to her place [[StalkerWithATestTube so she can obtain his sperm]]. However, she later admits that she just rendered the woman unconscious instead of switch bodies with Goku before killing her.him. By the time he arrives on Future Trunk's Earth, he's come to insisting that he's the real Son Goku and has adopted many of his mannerisms and combat techniques. The people of Earth, however, simply call him Goku Black.]]



* This is implied in ''Manga/TriageX'' when Detectives Tatara and Suzue find out that one of their own is not a police officer. [[spoiler:The real detective was possibly killed by Syringe agents in order to insert their own agent and pose as a police officer.]]
* In ''Manga/SailorMoon'', a BrainwashedAndCrazy Mamoru disintegrates Motoki's friend Endou, and then brainwashes 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).
* 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.



* In ''Manga/TheLawOfUeki'', [[spoiler:Anon eats Robert Haydn and impersonates him.]]
* Done at two points in ''Comicbook/{{MW}}''. [[spoiler: Early on, Michio kills his boss' daughter and then assumes her identity as part of a complex plot to frame her for a robbery, leaving her father disgraced. He later does this to his ''own wife'' once he realizes [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]]].
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Orochimaru manipulated the Fourth Kazekage into sending his shinobi to attack Konoha. Orochimaru then killed the Kazekage and used his appearance to get close to the Third Hokage. Orochimaru and his men also infiltrated the Chunin Exam by killing three of the applicants and stealing their identities.
* ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'': The anime/manga in a nutshell. The parasytes take over people's lives and influential job positions.
* In ''Manga/SailorMoon'', a BrainwashedAndCrazy Mamoru disintegrates Motoki's friend Endou, and then brainwashes 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).
* This is implied in ''Manga/TriageX'' when Detectives Tatara and Suzue find out that one of their own is not a police officer. [[spoiler:The real detective was possibly killed by Syringe agents in order to insert their own agent and pose as a police officer.]]
* In ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', a shape-shifter does this to a hypnotist in order to infiltrate a prison and extract information from Hitomi and Co., who are imprisoned. [[spoiler: He does this again later, this time to a Zaibach Guymelef pilot... who just ''happens'' to be one of [[AxCrazy Dilandau's]] subordinates. [[KickTheSonOfABitch It backfires.]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath HORRIBLY]].]]
* Subverted in ''Anime/WickedCity''. A [[spoiler:demonic spider]] woman apparently kills the AloofDarkHairedGirl that [[spoiler:Taki Renzaburou]] has been trying to seduce for the last three months. She takes the woman's form and invites him over to her place [[StalkerWithATestTube so she can obtain his sperm]]. However, she later admits that she just rendered the woman unconscious instead of killing her.



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* Also in the MarvelUniverse, the female Dire Wraiths [enemies of ComicBook/RomSpaceKnight and uglier version of Skrulls] did this, helped by using their drill-like tongues to eat the victim's brains and gain their memories.

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* Also in the MarvelUniverse, the Tthe female Dire Wraiths [enemies of ComicBook/RomSpaceKnight and uglier version of Skrulls] did this, helped by using their drill-like tongues to eat the victim's brains and gain their memories.



* Jane Doe in the Franchise/{{Batman}} universe is an insane serial killer who has this as her MO -- she kills people and wears their skins, honestly believing herself to be that person, until she is either found out or breaks out of the identity to find another victim.

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Jane Doe in the Franchise/{{Batman}} Batman universe is an insane serial killer who has this as her MO -- she kills people and wears their skins, honestly believing herself to be that person, until she is either found out or breaks out of the identity to find another victim.



* Subverted by Chameleon Boy (Reep Daggle) of the {{Legion Of Super Heroes}}, also a Durlan. As a Legionnaire with the power to duplicate any being or object, he has been known to replace people in infiltration missions. However, Legionnaires have a strict {{Thou Shall Not Kill}} policy for their members.
* ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' (series): The Gaoblin are an interstellar race who have killed and replaced ''four entire species'': the trolls, the elves, the Atlanteans, and the Kryn. The "new" versions did such a thorough job, and continued the originals' culture so well, that the change had been lost to history for millennia.

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* Subverted by Chameleon Boy (Reep Daggle) of the {{Legion Of Super Heroes}}, ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', also a Durlan. As a Legionnaire with the power to duplicate any being or object, he has been known to replace people in infiltration missions. However, Legionnaires have a strict {{Thou Shall Not Kill}} policy for their members. \n* ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' (series): The Gaoblin are an interstellar race who have killed and replaced ''four entire species'': the trolls, the elves, the Atlanteans, and the Kryn. The "new" versions did such a thorough job, and continued the originals' culture so well, that the change had been lost to history for millennia.



* Mystique from the ''Comicbook/XMen'' books sometimes does this, though she often just ties them up or knocks them unconscious instead.

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* Mystique from the ''Comicbook/XMen'' books ''Comicbook/XMen'':
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sometimes does this, though she often just ties them up or knocks them unconscious instead.



* This has happened to {{Spider-Man}}, '''twice'''.

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* This has happened to {{Spider-Man}}, ComicBook/SpiderMan, '''twice'''.


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* ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' (series): The Gaoblin are an interstellar race who have killed and replaced ''four entire species'': the trolls, the elves, the Atlanteans, and the Kryn. The "new" versions did such a thorough job, and continued the originals' culture so well, that the change had been lost to history for millennia.
7th Oct '17 11:38:07 AM Vir
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Three Buckets", a jealousy-driven Fern attempts to do this to Finn.
2nd Oct '17 2:04:31 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', a shape-shifter does this to a hypnotist in order to infiltrate a prison and extract information from the prisoners.

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* In ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', a shape-shifter does this to a hypnotist in order to infiltrate a prison and extract information from the prisoners.Hitomi and Co., who are imprisoned. [[spoiler: He does this again later, this time to a Zaibach Guymelef pilot... who just ''happens'' to be one of [[AxCrazy Dilandau's]] subordinates. [[KickTheSonOfABitch It backfires.]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath HORRIBLY]].]]



* Subverted in ''Anime/WickedCity''. A [[spoiler:demonic spider]] woman apparently kills the woman that [[spoiler:Taki Renzaburou]] has been trying to seduce for the last three months. She takes the woman's form and invites him over to her place so she can obtain his sperm. However, she later admits that she just rendered the woman unconscious instead of killing her.

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* Subverted in ''Anime/WickedCity''. A [[spoiler:demonic spider]] woman apparently kills the woman AloofDarkHairedGirl that [[spoiler:Taki Renzaburou]] has been trying to seduce for the last three months. She takes the woman's form and invites him over to her place [[StalkerWithATestTube so she can obtain his sperm.sperm]]. However, she later admits that she just rendered the woman unconscious instead of killing her.



* In ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'', [[spoiler: Kira kills Shinobu's husband Kosaku and steals his identity in order to hide from Josuke. Made heartbreaking after Kira is finally killed, as Hayato can't bring himself to tell his mom that her husband is dead or that the man she's loved recently was an impostor.]]

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* In ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'', [[spoiler: Kira kills Shinobu's husband husband/Hayato's father Kosaku and steals his identity in order to hide from Josuke. Made heartbreaking after Kira is finally killed, as Hayato can't bring himself to tell his mom that her husband is dead or that the man she's loved recently was an impostor.]]
17th Sep '17 7:42:08 PM SpocktorWho
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* In season 7 of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', the favored tactic of the Leviathan.

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In season 7 of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', 7, this is the favored tactic of the Leviathan.
3rd Sep '17 2:32:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Mystique does this several times (most notably to Henry Gyrich and [[spoiler:Senator Robert Kelly]]) in the ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' films. (Though in [[spoiler: Kelly]]'s case, this was more of a DeadPersonImpersonation; he died in a completely unrelated accident, and Mystique only stole his identity after the fact).

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* Mystique does this several times (most notably to Henry Gyrich and [[spoiler:Senator Robert Kelly]]) in the ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ''Film/XMen'' films. (Though in [[spoiler: Kelly]]'s case, this was more of a DeadPersonImpersonation; he died in a completely unrelated accident, and Mystique only stole his identity after the fact).
1st Sep '17 12:00:55 PM Akaihiryuu
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* ''WesternAnimation/Futurama'': In "The Late Phillip J. Fry", after the Professor, Fry, and Bender travel get stuck in the future, they keep going forward in time until the universe loops over, TWICE. When they finally arrive in 3010, the new universe is 10 feet lower than the previous, and they crash on top of their duplicates, killing them and taking their place. Bender is shown burying the bodies at the end.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Futurama'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': In "The Late Phillip J. Fry", after the Professor, Fry, and Bender travel get stuck in the future, they keep going forward in time until the universe loops over, TWICE. When they finally arrive in 3010, the new universe is 10 feet lower than the previous, and they crash on top of their duplicates, killing them and taking their place. Bender is shown burying the bodies at the end.
1st Sep '17 12:00:31 PM Akaihiryuu
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* Futurama: In "The Late Phillip J. Fry", after the Professor, Fry, and Bender travel get stuck in the future, they keep going forward in time until the universe loops over, TWICE. When they finally arrive in 3010, the new universe is 10 feet lower than the previous, and they crash on top of their duplicates, killing them and taking their place. Bender is shown burying the bodies at the end.

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* Futurama: ''WesternAnimation/Futurama'': In "The Late Phillip J. Fry", after the Professor, Fry, and Bender travel get stuck in the future, they keep going forward in time until the universe loops over, TWICE. When they finally arrive in 3010, the new universe is 10 feet lower than the previous, and they crash on top of their duplicates, killing them and taking their place. Bender is shown burying the bodies at the end.
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