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31st Aug '16 6:48:31 AM MadSpy
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* The late 1990s Subaru Forester commercial, where in some kind of spy parody, a pretty red-haired woman (complete with suggestive feminine American voice) escapes the bad guys' hideout in a Subuar Forester vehicle, managing to get out before the exit door closes. Then once safely outside, the announcer says that the experience can be "full of surprises," as the woman peels off her rubber mask and her wig to reveal Paul Hogan, whom says in his normal deep Australian accent, "Like mine for example!"

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* The late 1990s Subaru Forester commercial, where in some kind of spy parody, a pretty red-haired woman (complete with suggestive feminine American voice) escapes the bad guys' hideout in a Subuar Subaru Forester vehicle, managing to get out before the exit door closes. Then once safely outside, the announcer says that the experience can be "full of surprises," as the woman peels off her rubber mask and her wig to reveal Paul Hogan, whom says in his normal deep Australian accent, "Like mine for example!"
19th Aug '16 1:27:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/UndercoverBrother''. The title character, while masquerading as an elderly janitor and [[spoiler:JamesBrown]].

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* ''Film/UndercoverBrother''. The title character, while masquerading as an elderly janitor and [[spoiler:JamesBrown]].[[spoiler:Music/JamesBrown]].
18th Aug '16 1:17:32 PM Tre
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* In SciFiChannel's ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'', the character of Arnaud De Thiel (aka De Fohn) manages to disguise himself as a perfect copy of the office gopher, Eberts, for an entire episode. He is found out when the characters find his 'mask' in Eberts's apartment and further identified when he won't ''shut up''.

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* In SciFiChannel's [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci-Fi Channel]]'s ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'', the character of Arnaud De Thiel (aka De Fohn) manages to disguise himself as a perfect copy of the office gopher, Eberts, for an entire episode. He is found out when the characters find his 'mask' in Eberts's apartment and further identified when he won't ''shut up''.
17th Aug '16 8:49:01 AM Morgenthaler
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** As Diabolik is a well-known criminal and the existence of the masks is a known fact, the police and/or possible victims will set up face checks (consisting in pinching the face to try and take off the eventual mask) any time they suspect Diabolik is around ([[DangerouslyGenreSavvy this was actually expected by Diabolik back when the masks were still unknown to the public, hence him trying to prevent their discovery]]).

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** As Diabolik is a well-known criminal and the existence of the masks is a known fact, the police and/or possible victims will set up face checks (consisting in pinching the face to try and take off the eventual mask) any time they suspect Diabolik is around ([[DangerouslyGenreSavvy this (this was actually expected by Diabolik back when the masks were still unknown to the public, hence him trying to prevent their discovery]]).discovery).
16th Aug '16 5:02:57 PM LinTaylor
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* [[spoiler:Sayoko as Lelouch]] in ''Anime/CodeGeass''. It's a somewhat more realistic example, as the mask is clearly a hard piece of whatever shaped like Lelouch's face, and a voice modulator of some type was apparently also used.

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* [[spoiler:Sayoko as Lelouch]] in ''Anime/CodeGeass''. It's a somewhat more realistic example, as the mask is clearly a hard piece of whatever shaped like Lelouch's face, and a voice modulator there are white pads on parts of some type was apparently also used.her face presumably to make up for differences in facial structure.
5th Aug '16 11:56:30 AM EDP
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** This was stolen from [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Paperinik stories]]: Latex Perfection is one of Paperinik's (DonaldDuck's superhero/antihero alter ego) most used tricks (something he inherited by Fantomius, the GentlemanThief whose journal inspired him), and his trademark disguise is to wear a Donald mask over his usual domino mask, helping his ClarkKenting (after all, how do you know that Paperinik isn't wearing his domino mask over a Donald mask?).
** Fantomius once pulled one better: planning to get arrested he wore his face-covering silk mask over a mask of his true face ''worn over another of his face-covering masks''. That successfully convinced the police that Fantomius was just disguised.
5th Aug '16 11:47:46 AM EDP
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* A regular feature of the Italian comic ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}''. In a nice piece of realism, Diabolik's disguises have the limit that he and Eva can only disguise themselves as people with a similar body build. He also used the trick to fake fingerprints.
** As Diabolik is a well-known criminal and the existence of the masks is a known fact, a regular plot point is the police or possible victims setting up face checks (consisting in pinching the face to try and take off the eventual mask) any time they suspect Diabolik is around.

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* A regular feature of the Italian comic ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}''. In ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'' since the first story, published in 1962 (this is effectively the TropeMaker in Italy, [[TropeNamer with the local name for this trope actually being "Diabolik's Mask"]]). As this series thrives in [[RealityEnsues having reality hit the characters at the exactly wrong moment]], the masks have a nice piece of realism, Diabolik's few limits:
** While the masks can also disguise fingerprints and different eye colours can be dealt with by coloured lenses, they cannot disguise different body builds, forcing Diabolik and Eva to go without using
disguises have the limit that he and Eva can only disguise themselves as people with a similar body build. He also used the trick to fake fingerprints.
on multiple occasions.
** As Diabolik is a well-known criminal and the existence of the masks is a known fact, a regular plot point is the police or and/or possible victims setting will set up face checks (consisting in pinching the face to try and take off the eventual mask) any time they suspect Diabolik is around.around ([[DangerouslyGenreSavvy this was actually expected by Diabolik back when the masks were still unknown to the public, hence him trying to prevent their discovery]]).
** Some of the masks have been confiscated by the police or ended in the hands of other criminals. While nobody so far has managed to reverse-engineer them, a scientist has discovered enough of the formula that he could assemble a device to detect their presence.
** As said above, many want to reverse-engineer the masks, but the closest anyone got was masks that would resist a few hours before melting (Diabolik solved this problem). [[BlessedWithSuck As Diabolik is the only one who knows how to make the plastic for the masks, everyone who wants to put their hands on the secret is after him]].
** Finally, the very existance of the masks often causes the same paranoia mentioned in the ''Swallowing the Earth'' entry above. After all, how do you know that the [[TheDreaded rightly feared]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Assassin With a Thousand Faces]] (one of Diabolik's ''many'' terrifying nicknames) isn't right behind you wondering if your death would be useful for his next caper?
1st Aug '16 1:58:40 PM PrimeEvil
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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] to unsettling effect during PinkFloyd's original tour of ''TheWall''. During the opening number, "In the Flesh?", a "surrogate band" wore life-masks of Pink Floyd's members and lip-synched to prerecorded vocals. From a distance, the effect is passable, but something is visibly amiss up-close. It qualifies as this because of the idea behind it: [[FacelessBand Lost behind the spectacle of their own shows, the band theorized that disguised session musicians could mime to a recording. The audience wouldn't care to tell the difference, and the ''real'' Pink Floyd could laugh all the way to the bank.]]
24th Jul '16 4:21:33 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIujtsgIyRw opening credits]] of ''TheChasersWarOnEverything''. Chas Licciardello pulls off his face to reveal he's...a chicken?

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* Parodied in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIujtsgIyRw opening credits]] of ''TheChasersWarOnEverything''.''Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything''. Chas Licciardello pulls off his face to reveal he's...a chicken?
7th Jul '16 10:52:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheHams'': This is parodied in the ending, when basically every character in the film reveals themselves to be wearing a latex mask (e.g. Antonio's mother disguising herself as her son, Detective Balsam disguising himself as Lily, Jo disguising himself as Antonio's mother's corpse). It's so prolongued that by the end the characters are placing bets on it.
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