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17th Jun '18 10:35:33 PM DanielCase
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* Similarly, Creator/BillMurray essentially became Creator/HunterSThompson while making ''Film/WhereTheBuffaloRoam'', staying completely in character off camera and away from the set. This made it extremely difficult for his SNL castmates and fellow writers to work with him at the beginning of the fifth season.
13th May '18 6:07:52 PM foxley
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* ''Film/TheHouseThatDrippedBlood'': In "Method for Murder", [[spoiler:Richard, the failed actor that Alice uses to play Dominick, the strangler from her husband Charles' book, in order to [[{{Gaslighting}} drive him insane]], becomes so immersed in the role that he actually believes he is Dominick and murders the psychiatrist, Charles, and finally Alice]].
22nd Mar '18 11:24:19 PM lakingsif
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* In ''Film/BadEducation'' Juan is only pretending to be [[spoiler:his dead brother, Ignacio]]. But in the process, Juan gradually ends up in the exact same situation, such as getting involved with the same men and dressing up as a transvestite.

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* In ''Film/BadEducation'' ''Film/BadEducation2004'' Juan is only pretending to be [[spoiler:his dead brother, Ignacio]]. But in the process, Juan gradually ends up in the exact same situation, such as getting involved with the same men and dressing up as a transvestite.
5th Mar '18 7:52:51 AM chopshop
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* One ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' story involved an actor playing [[BigBad Judge Death]] at a tourist trap who got a little ''too'' immersed in the role. He begins talking like Death even when off the clock, and eventually starts hallucinating the real Death appearing to him and encouraging him to murder people. He snaps and kills his manager, then tries to kill a group of people in a bar with an axe. Dredd is forced to shoot him to save them. [[CrossesTheLineTwice Hilariously]], his manager continues to praise his MethodActing, [[SkewedPriorities even while being strangled to death]].
7th Feb '18 8:10:44 AM HeroGal2347
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ducktales}}'' when an amnesiac Scrooge goes missing, the boys have Fenton impersonate him until he can be found. Fenton gets too caught up into the role and starts pinching pennies even harder than the real Scrooge, up to and including cutting both the housekeeper's pay and the nephews' allowances! When the real Scrooge finally regains his memory and starts proving himself to be the real deal, by this point Fenton has lost himself in the role so much that he tries to have his own boss arrested.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ducktales}}'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' when an amnesiac Scrooge goes missing, the boys have Fenton impersonate him until he can be found. Fenton gets too caught up into the role and starts pinching pennies even harder than the real Scrooge, up to and including cutting both the housekeeper's pay and the nephews' allowances! When the real Scrooge finally regains his memory and starts proving himself to be the real deal, by this point Fenton has lost himself in the role so much that he tries to have his own boss arrested.
30th Jan '18 5:26:16 PM Premonition45
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* While making ''Film/ManOnTheMoon'', Creator/JimCarrey basically disappeared for a year and Creator/AndyKaufman took his place. When it was over, ''Carrey didn't even remember most of what he did in the movie'' and was so exhausted that he has to decline appearing as Andy in Music/{{REM}}'s tie-in video for "The Great Beyond."
28th Jan '18 1:53:43 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* In ''Recap/TheFiveishDoctorsReboot'', several of the ex-Doctors are portrayed in this way as part of their copious AdamWesting. Creator/PeterDavison, for instance, is well aware that he isn't actually the Doctor but seems to think that he can actually use the TARDIS to travel in time, and Creator/TomBaker is portrayed [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation ambiguously]] (via a FakeShemp) he's either convinced he is the Doctor for real, or he ''actually is'' the Doctor for real.
* The [[http://shifti.org/wiki/Xanadu_(setting) Xanadu Storyverse]] has an inversion occur sometimes. Technically, it's BecomingTheCostume, but this only happens sometimes to someone who was changed. On the other hand, the costuming was a mass event. Changed people who have had their minds replaced are called "strangers".

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* In ''Recap/TheFiveishDoctorsReboot'', several Taken to frightening extremes in ''WebComic/GuildedAge:'' The five main characters are online gamers selected to take part in a deep-immersion virtual reality role-playing game, and due to the unique magic/technology hybrid nature of the ex-Doctors are portrayed in this way as part of their copious AdamWesting. Creator/PeterDavison, for instance, is well aware that he isn't game, they think they actually the Doctor but seems to think that he can actually use the TARDIS to travel in time, and Creator/TomBaker is portrayed [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation ambiguously]] (via a FakeShemp) he's either convinced he is the Doctor for real, or he ''actually is'' the Doctor for real.
* The [[http://shifti.org/wiki/Xanadu_(setting) Xanadu Storyverse]] has an inversion occur sometimes. Technically, it's BecomingTheCostume, but this only happens sometimes to someone who was changed. On the other hand, the costuming was a mass event. Changed people who have had
''are'' their minds replaced game characters, with absolutely no memory of who they really are called "strangers".or the lives that they used to have.



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* Taken to frightening extremes in ''WebComic/GuildedAge:'' The five main characters are online gamers selected to take part in a deep-immersion virtual reality role-playing game, and due to the unique magic/technology hybrid nature of the game, they think they actually ''are'' their game characters, with absolutely no memory of who they really are or the lives that they used to have.

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* Taken to frightening extremes in ''WebComic/GuildedAge:'' The five main characters are online gamers selected to take part in a deep-immersion virtual reality role-playing game, and due to the unique magic/technology hybrid nature In ''Recap/TheFiveishDoctorsReboot'', several of the game, they think they ex-Doctors are portrayed in this way as part of their copious AdamWesting. Creator/PeterDavison, for instance, is well aware that he isn't actually ''are'' the Doctor but seems to think that he can actually use the TARDIS to travel in time, and Creator/TomBaker is portrayed [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation ambiguously]] (via a FakeShemp) he's either convinced he is the Doctor for real, or he ''actually is'' the Doctor for real.
* The [[http://shifti.org/wiki/Xanadu_(setting) Xanadu Storyverse]] has an inversion occur sometimes. Technically, it's BecomingTheCostume, but this only happens sometimes to someone who was changed. On the other hand, the costuming was a mass event. Changed people who have had
their game characters, with absolutely no memory of who they really minds replaced are or the lives that they used to have.called "strangers".



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12th Jan '18 8:36:15 PM MasterN
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* Gary Gulman has a routine where he talks about roleplaying a teacher-student scenario with his girlfriend as foreplay. Gulman quickly gets too caught up in his teacher persona and becomes more interested in his girlfriend passing her fictional class than having sex with her.

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* Gary Gulman has a routine where he talks about roleplaying a teacher-student scenario [[TeacherStudentRomance teacher-student]] [[SextraCredit scenario]] with his girlfriend as foreplay. Gulman quickly gets too caught up in his teacher persona and becomes more interested in his girlfriend passing her fictional class than having sex with her.
4th Jan '18 2:13:38 PM RedScharlach
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-->'''Nikki:'''Damn... It's sound like dialogue from our script!

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* when the cast of ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'' reformed for their last series in 1973, after a five-year break, this phenomena was Lampshaded in a mainly-comic sketch. [[Series/TheGoodies Tim Brooke-Taylor]] was viewed as so identified with his famous radio personality of Lady Constance de Coverlet, that he simply ''couldn't'' get out of character. Fellow cast member [[Series/TheGoodies Graeme Garden]] - playing on the fact he genuinely is a qualified medical doctor - diagnosed the condition and performed an "operation" on set to surgically separate Tim from Lady Constance - incidentally parodying TV medical dramas and soap operas.

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* when When the cast of ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'' reformed for their last series in 1973, after a five-year break, this phenomena was Lampshaded in a mainly-comic sketch. [[Series/TheGoodies Tim Brooke-Taylor]] was viewed as so identified with his famous radio personality of Lady Constance de Coverlet, that he simply ''couldn't'' get out of character. Fellow cast member [[Series/TheGoodies Graeme Garden]] - playing on the fact he genuinely is a qualified medical doctor - diagnosed the condition and performed an "operation" on set to surgically separate Tim from Lady Constance - incidentally parodying TV medical dramas and soap operas.



* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', the BigBad is the phantom, an international spy who's spent so much time impersonating people that he's completley forgotten his originial identiy.

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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', the BigBad is the phantom, an international spy who's spent so much time impersonating people that he's completley completely forgotten his originial identiy.original identity.
3rd Jan '18 10:44:26 PM Ninamarie124
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