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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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-->'''Nikki:'''Damn... It's sound It sounds like dialogue from our script!



* 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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23rd Dec '17 3:48:09 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/MelBlanc, of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' fame, once spent two weeks in a coma after a car crash. The best efforts of his wife, son, and doctors couldn't revive him- until a neurologist addressed him as BugsBunny ''and he responded in Bugs Bunny's voice!'' He likewise responded to the names of other characters he voiced; apparently, they had ingrained themselves even deeper in his mind than his real self.

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* Creator/MelBlanc, of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' fame, once spent two weeks in a coma after a car crash. The best efforts of his wife, son, and doctors couldn't revive him- until a neurologist addressed him as BugsBunny WesternAnimation/BugsBunny ''and he responded in Bugs Bunny's voice!'' He likewise responded to the names of other characters he voiced; apparently, they had ingrained themselves even deeper in his mind than his real self.
22nd Dec '17 11:53:46 PM Kadorhal
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', Fuya Okudaira, a child actor, is pressured by his StageMom to not speak with other children and to focus on his role as D.D. [[PsychicPowers ESPer]] Robin. While Fuya wants to be friends with other kids, he doesn't want to disappoint his mother. Upon coming across a [[ArtifactOfDoom Numbers card]] (which amplifies the user's desires, usually to a sinister extent) that takes a form similar to his mother, he begins to believe that he really is D.D. [[PsychicPowers ESPer]] Robin, and vows to protect his card, No. 83: Galaxy Queen, as he would his own mother.

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', Fuya Okudaira, a child actor, is pressured by his StageMom to not speak with other children and to focus on his role as D.D. [[PsychicPowers ESPer]] Robin. While Fuya wants to be friends with other kids, he doesn't want to disappoint his mother. Upon coming across a [[ArtifactOfDoom Numbers card]] (which amplifies the user's desires, usually to a sinister extent) that takes a form similar to his mother, he begins to believe that he really is D.D. [[PsychicPowers ESPer]] [=ESPer=] Robin, and vows to protect his card, No. 83: Galaxy Queen, as he would his own mother.
21st Dec '17 3:45:09 PM RedScharlach
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** Harry's daughter Faye has been trained to use exaggeration as part of her dramatic performances, and while her acting career will likely never take off, she uses this same fakery as a defence against the harsh reality that she has no talent, viewing everything she does - including prostituting herself to pay for her father's funeral - as just another role.

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** Harry's daughter Faye has been trained to use exaggeration as part of her dramatic performances, and while her acting career will likely never take off, she uses this the same fakery as a defence against the harsh reality that she has no talent, viewing everything she does - including prostituting herself to pay for her father's funeral - as just another role.



** A parallel situation occured in the first season of Series/{{Angel}}, when Angel has to give back his day as a mortal man. Both Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz were at a literal breaking point at the end of the episode. Boreanaz gently whispered "Sarah, Sarah" to her, because her tears were genuine.

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** A parallel situation occured occurred in the first season of Series/{{Angel}}, when Angel has to give back his day as a mortal man. Both Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz were at a literal breaking point at the end of the episode. Boreanaz gently whispered "Sarah, Sarah" to her, because her tears were genuine.



* 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 seperate Tim from Lady Constance - incidentally parodying TV medical dramas and soap operas.

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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 seperate separate Tim from Lady Constance - incidentally parodying TV medical dramas and soap operas.
17th Dec '17 4:04:55 PM Drgonzo
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* After portraying Idi Amin (a brutal and genocidal Ugandan dictator) in Film/TheLastKingOfScotland, Forrest Whitaker had to go into a period of intense therapy to shake off the character.
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