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16th Aug '16 11:59:41 PM PaulA
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* At several points in the Literature/VorkosiganSaga books, Emperor Gregor of Barrayar uses his title of Count Vorbarra for the 'avoid irritating protocol' variant of this trope. Also applies during ''The Vor Game'' after he runs away and ''Barrayar'' when he is being hidden from Vordarian's forces.

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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
** In ''Literature/{{Barrayar}}'', the infant Emperor Gregor when he is being hidden from the usurper Vordarian's forces.
** In ''Literature/TheVorGame'', Emperor Gregor has a crisis of confidence and runs away from home for a while.
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At several points in the Literature/VorkosiganSaga books, Emperor Gregor of Barrayar uses his title of Count Vorbarra for the 'avoid irritating protocol' variant of this trope. Also applies during ''The Vor Game'' after he runs away and ''Barrayar'' when he is being hidden from Vordarian's forces.trope.
31st Jul '16 7:25:25 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Series/WolfHall'', while shooting with his court Henry suggests that he should sneak onto Cromwell's estate in disguise to shoot on his archery team in their annual competition. Cromwell's response is polite but less than enthusiastic. (Henry is recorded as going around incognito at jousting tournaments--the visored helmet probably helped.)
28th Jul '16 11:27:50 PM dotchan
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** Zelda while disguised as Shiek in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''

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** Zelda [[spoiler: Zelda]] while disguised as Shiek in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''
25th Jul '16 1:17:02 AM PaulA
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* Ista's [[CoughSnarkCough vaca-*ahem*]] pilgrimage in ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} Paladin of Souls]]'' was taken using the surname of a distant cousin and most minor noble title available to avoid the entourage deemed fitting for the sister of a ruling Provincar[[note]]think 'Duke'[[/note]] and mother of Royina[[note]]think ''Queen''[[/note]] Iselle.

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* Ista's [[CoughSnarkCough vaca-*ahem*]] pilgrimage in ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} Paladin of Souls]]'' ''Literature/PaladinOfSouls'' was taken using the surname of a distant cousin and most minor noble title available to avoid the entourage deemed fitting for the sister of a ruling Provincar[[note]]think 'Duke'[[/note]] and mother of Royina[[note]]think ''Queen''[[/note]] Iselle.
8th Jul '16 1:57:08 PM Willbyr
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* Happens frequently in ''TheFiveStarStories''. It's a favorite activity of Emperor Amaterasu, but then, disguising yourself is the easiest thing in the world to do when you're a literal [[PhysicalGod divine emperor]].

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* Happens frequently in ''TheFiveStarStories''.''Manga/TheFiveStarStories''. It's a favorite activity of Emperor Amaterasu, but then, disguising yourself is the easiest thing in the world to do when you're a literal [[PhysicalGod divine emperor]].
3rd Jul '16 7:34:55 PM nombretomado
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* In one of ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'''s on-line serials, we learn that [[spoiler:Velika, a highly eccentric Matoran inventor who always spoke in riddles]], was in fact a disguised Great Being, one of the creators of the Matoran Universe. However this had next to no importance in the story, as the serials sank into a permanent hiatus before this could have been officially revealed.

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* In one of ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'''s ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'''s on-line serials, we learn that [[spoiler:Velika, a highly eccentric Matoran inventor who always spoke in riddles]], was in fact a disguised Great Being, one of the creators of the Matoran Universe. However this had next to no importance in the story, as the serials sank into a permanent hiatus before this could have been officially revealed.
25th Jun '16 9:32:06 PM nombretomado
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* Early on in ''BaldursGate'' you meet an unassuming "[[NominalImportance Old Man]]" in some very obvious bright red wizard getup. This being an RPG set in the Forgotten Realms and the old man's penchant for CrypticConversation, you should have no trouble figuring out that it's an Elminster cameo. Don't worry if you do, though -- Elminster and Drizzt have cameos throughout the entire series (when it's clear who they are). Another of Elminster's cameos has him taking the pseudonym "Terminsel" during Jaheira's personal quest. She figures it out quickly enough.

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* Early on in ''BaldursGate'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' you meet an unassuming "[[NominalImportance Old Man]]" in some very obvious bright red wizard getup. This being an RPG set in the Forgotten Realms and the old man's penchant for CrypticConversation, you should have no trouble figuring out that it's an Elminster cameo. Don't worry if you do, though -- Elminster and Drizzt have cameos throughout the entire series (when it's clear who they are). Another of Elminster's cameos has him taking the pseudonym "Terminsel" during Jaheira's personal quest. She figures it out quickly enough.
8th Jun '16 9:34:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* In TheBookOfTheNewSun, the Autarch is (at least) several of his own minor officials, a [[spoiler:brothel keeper]], and a conspirator against the throne.

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* In TheBookOfTheNewSun, ''Literature/TheBookOfTheNewSun'', the Autarch is (at least) several of his own minor officials, a [[spoiler:brothel keeper]], and a conspirator against the throne.
5th Jun '16 5:16:31 AM Nikumubeki
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* There is a story about the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII - a hotel in Swanage, Dorset (England) claims that he spent time travelling incognito without a retinue and arrived at the hotel only to find it full. They managed to find him a couch to sleep on - and he never let on that he was the son of Queen Victoria. That was, of course, in the days before even illustrated newspapers could print photographs of anyone, including the royal family.

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* There is a story about the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII - a hotel in Swanage, Dorset (England) claims that he spent time travelling travelled incognito without a retinue and arrived at the hotel only to find it full. They managed to find him a couch to sleep on - and he never let on that he was the son of Queen Victoria. That was, of course, in the days before even illustrated newspapers could print photographs of anyone, including the royal family.
1st Jun '16 9:08:57 PM PaulA
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* In "Literature/TheSixtyTwoCursesOfCaliphArenschadd", the vizier's daughter befriends a boy she meets in the palace garden and assumes is one of the pages. He turns out to be the son of the Caliph.
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