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6th Dec '16 4:59:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* Seen extensively in the ''Film/MissionImpossible'' series (since [[Series/MissionImpossible the original TV show]], listed under Live Action TV, liked it a lot).

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* Seen extensively in the ''Film/MissionImpossible'' series ''Film/MissionImpossibleFilmSeries'' (since [[Series/MissionImpossible the original TV show]], listed under Live Action TV, liked it a lot).
2nd Dec '16 5:29:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{MADtv}}'': Parodied in a sketch spoofing Arnold Schwarzenegger in his new movie ''Stolen Identity 3'' ("Because sequels make more money at the box office!") where one of the Arnolds tries to tell his clone that he's the real one by pulling off his latex mask... to reveal the exact same face.

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* ''Series/{{MADtv}}'': Parodied in a sketch spoofing Arnold Schwarzenegger in his new movie ''Stolen Identity 3'' ("Because sequels make more money at the box office!") where one of the Arnolds tries to tell his clone that he's the real one by pulling off his latex mask... to reveal the exact same face.face underneath.
2nd Dec '16 5:26:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{MADtv}}'': Parodied in a sketch spoofing Arnold Schwarzenegger in his new movie ''Stolen Identity 3'' ("Because sequels make more money at the box office!") where one of the Arnolds tries to tell his clone that he's the real one by pulling off his latex mask... to reveal the exact same face.
24th Nov '16 1:13:54 AM Tron80
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*** Probably reached its apex when Batman disguised himself, full-body, as Killer Croc. While playing poker for what was apparently several hours. And not only did no one notice any oddness in the way his (much taller, more muscular, and all-around bigger) body moved, when the light started swaying and he went into shadow, ''you could see his Batman costume underneath it''. (This last was pretty much purely for dramatic effect, but still.) Making it even more implausible, the show's design of Killer Croc had a very wide, cheekless mouth open on the sides, making it impossible to hide a normal human face underneath it.
*** There was also the time that Dick Grayson dressed up as ''Bruce Wayne'' [[IdentityImpersonator to discredit a man that had discovered Batman's true identity]]. Aside from looking ''and sounding'' exactly the same as Bruce, Dick's only complaint was that he had to use leg extensions to appear taller, lifting up his pant legs to reveal that he's on ''stilts''. Did no one notice the disturbing bulges right in the middle of Bruce Wayne's ''shins''?
*** [[FridgeLogic Wouldn't it have been considerably easier for Dick to dress like Batman]]?
*** Not necessarily. If he essentially walked as though he were "wearing high heels", then there would not be a bulge (and careful acting and misdirection can help with the knees being weird). One can assume that he relaxed his feet when it was all over. As for it being easier to dress up as Bruce than Bats: Bats had to fight, if memory serves. And either way, Bruce Wayne has to move a LOT less than Batman.
* This was also done shockingly well in Batman and Robin with the character of Oberon Sexton, who we are led to believe is an English best-selling crime author/detective, who assists the Dynamic Duo. Damien suspects Oberon is faking his accent and believes he is [[spoiler:Bruce]], but he denies this, and Dick confirms this. It turns out he is [[spoiler:The Joker]]. Yeah, let that sink in for a while.

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*** ** Probably reached its apex when Batman disguised himself, full-body, as Killer Croc. While playing poker for what was apparently several hours. And not only did no one notice any oddness in the way his (much taller, more muscular, and all-around bigger) body moved, when the light started swaying and he went into shadow, ''you could see his Batman costume underneath it''. (This last was pretty much purely for dramatic effect, but still.) Making it even more implausible, the show's design of Killer Croc had a very wide, cheekless mouth open on the sides, making it impossible to hide a normal human face underneath it.
*** ** There was also the time that Dick Grayson dressed up as ''Bruce Wayne'' [[IdentityImpersonator to discredit a man that had discovered Batman's true identity]]. Aside from looking ''and sounding'' exactly the same as Bruce, Dick's only complaint was that he had to use leg extensions to appear taller, lifting up his pant legs to reveal that he's on ''stilts''. Did no one notice the disturbing bulges right in the middle of Bruce Wayne's ''shins''?
*** [[FridgeLogic Wouldn't it have been considerably easier for Dick to dress like Batman]]?
*** Not necessarily. If he essentially walked as though he were "wearing high heels", then there would not be a bulge (and careful acting and misdirection can help with the knees being weird). One can assume that he relaxed his feet when it was all over. As for it being easier to dress up as Bruce than Bats: Bats had to fight, if memory serves. And either way, Bruce Wayne has to move a LOT less than Batman.
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** This was also done shockingly well in Batman and Robin with the character of Oberon Sexton, who we are led to believe is an English best-selling crime author/detective, who assists the Dynamic Duo. Damien suspects Oberon is faking his accent and believes he is [[spoiler:Bruce]], but he denies this, and Dick confirms this. It turns out he is [[spoiler:The Joker]]. Yeah, let that sink in for a while.while.
* In ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'' Comicbook/LexLuthor dresses up as Franchise/{{Superman}} and makes Comicbook/LoisLane and Mary Jane Watson disappear. Not only his Superman mask was real good but also he manages to look as muscular as Superman.
13th Nov '16 8:39:38 PM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': One episode had Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack wear masks to look just like Mr. Cat, fooling Pretty each time she saw one of them. Later, in the same episode, Mr. Cat dresses as Pretty, with a very convincing mask (and costume) and almost fools Kaeloo, only for her to identify him because of VocalDissonance (but [[DelayedReaction not right away]]).

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': One episode had Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack wear masks to look just like Mr. Cat, fooling Pretty each time she saw one of them. Later, in the same episode, Mr. Cat dresses as Pretty, with a very convincing mask [[FullBodyDisguise (and costume) costume)]] and almost fools Kaeloo, only for her to identify him because of VocalDissonance (but [[DelayedReaction not right away]]).
13th Nov '16 8:33:55 PM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': One episode had Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack wear masks to look just like Mr. Cat, fooling Pretty each time she saw one of them. Later, in the same episode, Mr. CAt dresses as Pretty, with a very convincing mask (and costume) and almost fools Kaeloo, only for her to identify him because of VocalDissonance (but [[DelayedReaction not right away]]).

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': One episode had Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack wear masks to look just like Mr. Cat, fooling Pretty each time she saw one of them. Later, in the same episode, Mr. CAt Cat dresses as Pretty, with a very convincing mask (and costume) and almost fools Kaeloo, only for her to identify him because of VocalDissonance (but [[DelayedReaction not right away]]).
13th Nov '16 8:32:46 PM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': One episode had Kaeloo, Stumpy and Quack Quack wear masks to look just like Mr. Cat, fooling Pretty each time she saw one of them. Later, in the same episode, Mr. CAt dresses as Pretty, with a very convincing mask (and costume) and almost fools Kaeloo, only for her to identify him because of VocalDissonance (but [[DelayedReaction not right away]]).
11th Nov '16 11:10:42 AM WileK209
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In fiction, full-head pullover latex masks can be made so perfectly that it is impossible to tell the wearer from the person he is impersonating until [[TheReveal the moment he pulls off his face by grabbing an invisible seam at the back of his jaw.]] Sometimes the mask is pulled off by grabbing the top of the head.

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In fiction, full-head pullover latex or silicone masks can be made so perfectly that it is impossible to tell the wearer from the person he is impersonating until [[TheReveal the moment he pulls off his face by grabbing an invisible seam at the back of his jaw.]] Sometimes the mask is pulled off by grabbing the top of the head.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' has ''Mr. Krabs'' in a ''Plankton'' suit, and vice versa. Then the trope is parodied, even going as far as having Patrick impersonate ''Sandy Cheeks!''

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* An The "Spy Buddies" episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' has ''Mr. Krabs'' in a ''Plankton'' suit, and vice versa.versa (Plankton wears the Mr. Krabs suit over his cheesy Mr. Krabs robot that appeared in a few episodes). Then the trope is parodied, even going as far as having Patrick impersonate ''Sandy Cheeks!''



** Another example was when the evil Mr. Burns hired three actors to portray Homer, Marge, and Lisa to fool Bart into thinking via a hidden camera that the family does not love him anymore. They briefly peel off their latex masks when Mr. Burns complains about their second-rate performance. The actor in the Homer mask looks strikingly similar to Creator/MichaelCaine, Marge is really a hot black-haired Asian type of woman, and Lisa is actually ''a crossdressing Estonian midget''.

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** Another memorable example was in "Burns' Heir," when the evil Mr. Burns hired three actors to portray Homer, Marge, and Lisa to fool Bart into thinking via a hidden camera that the family does not love him anymore. While their disguises were physically flawless, they performed with [[BadBadActing deadpan delivery and off-sounding voices]], most notably "Homer" uttering "B'oh" (rather than "D'oh.") They briefly peel off their latex masks when Mr. Burns complains about their second-rate performance. The actor in the Homer mask looks strikingly similar to Creator/MichaelCaine, Marge is really a hot black-haired Asian type of woman, and Lisa is actually ''a crossdressing Estonian midget''.
3rd Nov '16 1:18:57 PM MikeW
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*** Justified with Chameleon as he's also able to stunningly duplicate a person down to voice and more. He once impersonated Tigra to fool Finesse, the heroine stunned and unable to believe Chameleon could duplicate Tigra down to her micro-expressions. His reaction: "I'm a professional."
3rd Nov '16 11:01:30 AM Silverblade2
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->''"The age-old mask device? [[GenreSavvy We've seen it a million times!]]"''

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->''"The age-old mask device? [[GenreSavvy We've seen it a million times!]]"''times!"''
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