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7th Aug '16 12:37:57 PM nombretomado
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* Christopher Chance, TheDCU's ''HumanTarget'', has made a career of impersonating people with dangerous lives. He's had plastic surgery more times than should be possible in a single issue alone, and much more. He's used plastic surgery to become ''black'' before. He's had his face altered to look like a man for a short time, then returned to his normal face, then altered to resemble the same man ''again'', ''then'' back to his regular face again, with no ill effect. Cosmetic surgery is used as a magic wand. At least some of Chance's transformations are done with latex masks, body suits, makeup and suchlike. [[LatexPerfection The masks are as suspiciously convincing and easily removed]] as those in ''Scooby Doo''.
* In one storyline of {{the Punisher}}, from MarvelComics, the scarred villain Jigsaw decides to get revenge on Frank by carving up his mug to scar ''him''. Frank escapes and uses his knowledge of the underworld to dig up a talented plastic surgeon. This one was forced to quit because of prescription drug abuse. And she is hot. But anyway, to make a somewhat believable story insanely goofy, the un-licensed surgeon not only un-scars Frank (why couldn't Jigsaw find her) but turns him BLACK.

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* Christopher Chance, TheDCU's Franchise/TheDCU's ''HumanTarget'', has made a career of impersonating people with dangerous lives. He's had plastic surgery more times than should be possible in a single issue alone, and much more. He's used plastic surgery to become ''black'' before. He's had his face altered to look like a man for a short time, then returned to his normal face, then altered to resemble the same man ''again'', ''then'' back to his regular face again, with no ill effect. Cosmetic surgery is used as a magic wand. At least some of Chance's transformations are done with latex masks, body suits, makeup and suchlike. [[LatexPerfection The masks are as suspiciously convincing and easily removed]] as those in ''Scooby Doo''.
* In one storyline of {{the Punisher}}, from MarvelComics, Creator/MarvelComics, the scarred villain Jigsaw decides to get revenge on Frank by carving up his mug to scar ''him''. Frank escapes and uses his knowledge of the underworld to dig up a talented plastic surgeon. This one was forced to quit because of prescription drug abuse. And she is hot. But anyway, to make a somewhat believable story insanely goofy, the un-licensed surgeon not only un-scars Frank (why couldn't Jigsaw find her) but turns him BLACK.
29th Jul '16 9:13:04 PM DrOO7
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* Janet Green on ''Series/AllMyChildren'', a convicted murderer and known psychopath, is given her release from prison in exchange for undergoing experimental plastic surgery. Her portrayer, Kate Collins, left and was replaced by Robin Mattson. However, when Janet returned in 2005, she was Kate Collins again, with no explanation. * The same thing happened on ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' when James [=DePaiva=] wanted to leave the show. His character, Max Holden, was severely burned in a car accident, paving the way for a recast. Unfortunately, the recast went over like a lead balloon, so TPTB brought back [=DePaiva=] with absolutely no explanation for the discrepancy. The show even lampshaded this with his first line upon reappearing:

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* Janet Green on ''Series/AllMyChildren'', a convicted murderer and known psychopath, is given her release from prison in exchange for undergoing experimental plastic surgery. Her portrayer, Kate Collins, left and was replaced by Robin Mattson. However, when Janet returned in 2005, she was Kate Collins again, with no explanation. explanation.
* The same thing happened on ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' when James [=DePaiva=] wanted to leave the show. His character, Max Holden, was severely burned in a car accident, paving the way for a recast. Unfortunately, the recast went over like a lead balloon, so TPTB brought back [=DePaiva=] with absolutely no explanation for the discrepancy. The show even lampshaded this with his first line upon reappearing:



* ''Series/AnotherWorld'' had a set of identical twins, Vickie & Marley, who went through a couple of recasts over the years. Near the end of the show's run, the role of Marley was recast with the actress who originally played the roles, while Vicky was still played by the actress who'd been doing it over the last few years. The explanation for the change in looks was that Marley had plastic surgery after being burned in a fire. True to this trope, the surgery not only restored Marley's appearance, it also made her taller and gave her longer hair. (as the new actress playing Marley had these characteristics as compared to the actress playing Vicky.

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* ''Series/AnotherWorld'' had a set of identical twins, Vickie & Marley, who went through a couple of recasts over the years. Near the end of the show's run, the role of Marley was recast with the actress who originally played the roles, while Vicky was still played by the actress who'd been doing it over the last few years. The explanation for the change in looks was that Marley had had plastic surgery after being burned in a fire. True to this trope, the surgery not only completely restored Marley's appearance, appearance with nary a scar, it also made her taller and gave her longer hair. (as the new actress playing Marley had these characteristics as compared to the actress playing Vicky.
29th Jul '16 4:32:34 PM DrOO7
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* Janet Green on ''Series/AllMyChildren'', a convicted murderer and known psychopath, is given her release from prison in exchange for undergoing experimental plastic surgery. Her portrayer, Kate Collins, left and was replaced by Robin Mattson. However, when Janet returned in 2005, she was Kate Collins again, with no explanation. (Same happened when James [=DePaiva=] left ''{{One Life to Live}}'' but later returned.)
** ''Series/AnotherWorld'' had a set of identical twins, Vickie & Marley, who went through a couple of recasts over the years. Near the end of the show's run, they had Marley get plastic surgery an she ended up looking like the actress who originally played the roles. Vicky was still played by the actress who'd been doing it over the last few years. The new Marley was noticeably taller and had longer hair than the actress playing Vicky.
** Steven Carrington of ''{{Dynasty}}'' is another example of this. He was originally played by Al Corley. He was in an accident and had plastic surgery and was then played by Jack Coleman (Noah Bennett on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'') until the series ended. For the reunion movie, he was again played by Corley, with no explanation.

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* Janet Green on ''Series/AllMyChildren'', a convicted murderer and known psychopath, is given her release from prison in exchange for undergoing experimental plastic surgery. Her portrayer, Kate Collins, left and was replaced by Robin Mattson. However, when Janet returned in 2005, she was Kate Collins again, with no explanation. (Same * The same thing happened on ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' when James [=DePaiva=] left ''{{One Life wanted to Live}}'' but later returned.)
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leave the show. His character, Max Holden, was severely burned in a car accident, paving the way for a recast. Unfortunately, the recast went over like a lead balloon, so TPTB brought back [=DePaiva=] with absolutely no explanation for the discrepancy. The show even lampshaded this with his first line upon reappearing:
--> "I feel like my old self again!"
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''Series/AnotherWorld'' had a set of identical twins, Vickie & Marley, who went through a couple of recasts over the years. Near the end of the show's run, they had the role of Marley get plastic surgery an she ended up looking like was recast with the actress who originally played the roles. roles, while Vicky was still played by the actress who'd been doing it over the last few years. The new explanation for the change in looks was that Marley was noticeably had plastic surgery after being burned in a fire. True to this trope, the surgery not only restored Marley's appearance, it also made her taller and had gave her longer hair than hair. (as the new actress playing Marley had these characteristics as compared to the actress playing Vicky.
** * Steven Carrington of ''{{Dynasty}}'' is another example of this. He was originally played by Al Corley. He was in an accident and had plastic surgery and was then played by Jack Coleman (Noah Bennett on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'') until the series ended. For the reunion movie, he was again played by Corley, with no explanation.



** Soaps have often done when they've recast a character in order to explain the complete change in appearance, particularly for a "bad" character who would need to conceal his identity. Another example of this is Todd Manning on OneLifeToLive, who was played by Roger Howarth until 2003. When his character was severely beaten and left for dead, he returned to town several months under a new identity, now played by Trevor St. John.
* On ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful'', Taylor was burned in a house fire, yet doesn't have a trace of scarring. Ironically, this might a subversion, as the burns she received were not particularly bad and therefore might not have caused extensive scarring anyway.

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** Soaps have often done when they've recast a character in order to explain the complete change in appearance, particularly for a "bad" character who would need to conceal his identity. Another example of this is Todd Manning on OneLifeToLive, ''Series/OneLifeToLive'', who was played by Roger Howarth until 2003. When his character was severely beaten and left for dead, he returned to town several months under a new identity, now played by Trevor St. John.
* On ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful'', Taylor was burned in a house fire, yet doesn't have a trace of scarring. Ironically, this might be a subversion, (a) as the burns she received were not particularly bad and therefore might not have caused extensive scarring anyway.anyway, and (b) Taylor was certainly wealthy enough to afford a top-notch surgeon who could pull off this tropes.
17th Jul '16 9:13:50 PM R1ck
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** Played for Laughs in 'Homie the Clown' in which Krusty is on the run from Fat Tony and gets plastic surgery to change his face but when he looks in the mirror, nothing has changed and he looks the same, except 10 years younger with breasts.

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** Played for Laughs in 'Homie the Clown' in which Krusty is on the run from Fat Tony and gets plastic surgery to change his face but when he looks in the mirror, nothing has changed and he looks the same, except 10 years younger and with breasts.breasts. The surgeon got the operation mixed up with another patient.
28th Jun '16 11:59:30 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''. [[spoiler: Yakone]] has plastic surgery in order to escape from prison and lead a more-or-less normal life, but he still looks somewhat similar to how he was pre-surgery. Still, it works - he's able to live out the rest of his life in peace. It helps that he's GenreSavvy enough to go far away from the place where he gained his infamy.

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''. [[spoiler: Yakone]] has plastic surgery in order to escape from prison and lead a more-or-less normal life, but he still looks somewhat similar to how he was pre-surgery. Still, it works - he's able to live out the rest of his life in peace. It helps that he's GenreSavvy enough to go he goes far away from the place where he gained his infamy.
17th Jun '16 9:01:09 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' Bonesaw is able to accomplish this thanks to her bio-Tinker specialty. The quality of the surgery varies depending on available time; the [[SurgicalImpersonation decoys]] she created out of civilians could be mistaken at a glance but were obviously fakes on a close look.
** Bonesaw eventually performed a series of operations on herself to make herself appear two years younger.
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8th Jun '16 9:57:01 AM Willbyr
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* ''FrankenFran''. Given that the main character is a living zombie, and her assistant is a man's head installed on a cat, looking for realism in the story is an exercise in futility. (Bizarrely enough, there IS some realism, mostly the title character talking about how extreme the surgeries will be... right before performing them, anyway). More often the grotesque variety as seen in the first school episode, where the students are outdoing each other in requesting the most outrageous mutilations they can think of. And imagine how many of their parents wouldn't even let them get their ears pierced.
* ''TwentiethCenturyBoys'': plastic surgery is able to make [[spoiler:the fake Friend]] look and sound identical to [[spoiler:the original friend.]]

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* ''FrankenFran''.''Manga/FrankenFran''. Given that the main character is a living zombie, and her assistant is a man's head installed on a cat, looking for realism in the story is an exercise in futility. (Bizarrely enough, there IS some realism, mostly the title character talking about how extreme the surgeries will be... right before performing them, anyway). More often the grotesque variety as seen in the first school episode, where the students are outdoing each other in requesting the most outrageous mutilations they can think of. And imagine how many of their parents wouldn't even let them get their ears pierced.
* ''TwentiethCenturyBoys'': ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'': plastic surgery is able to make [[spoiler:the fake Friend]] look and sound identical to [[spoiler:the original friend.]]
4th Jun '16 1:39:44 PM MarkLungo
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* In an early ''MackBolan: Executioner'' novel, the hero gets plastic surgery that makes him look ''Italian''. More specifically, like an Italian-American buddy of his in the VietnamWar, making it even more unlikely (underlying bone structure?)
* Creator/GoreVidal's book ''Myra Breckinridge'' involved a gay man (Myron Breckinridge) [[{{Transsexual}} getting a sex change]] to become the title character. For the [[Film/MyraBreckinridge movie version]], they hired Raquel Welch to play the female Myra... and ''Rex Reed'' to play Myron.

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* In an early ''MackBolan: Executioner'' ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' novel, the hero Mack Bolan gets plastic surgery that makes him look ''Italian''. More specifically, like an Italian-American buddy of his in the VietnamWar, UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, making it even more unlikely (underlying bone structure?)
* Creator/GoreVidal's book ''Myra Breckinridge'' ''Film/MyraBreckinridge'' involved a gay man (Myron Breckinridge) [[{{Transsexual}} getting a sex change]] to become the title character. For the [[Film/MyraBreckinridge movie version]], they hired Raquel Welch to play the female Myra... and ''Rex Reed'' to play Myron.
12th May '16 5:10:12 AM Ulysses21
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* In ''Film/{{Predestination}}'', John gets plastic surgery where his face is being completely replaced after getting severely burned, and the character goes from being played by Sarah Snook to being played by Creator/EthanHawke. There are no scars or oddities visible after the surgery wounds have healed.

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* In ''Film/{{Predestination}}'', [[spoiler: John gets plastic surgery where his face is being completely replaced after getting severely burned, and the character goes from being played by Sarah Snook to being played by Creator/EthanHawke.Creator/EthanHawke]]. There are no scars or oddities visible after the surgery wounds have healed.
11th May '16 9:48:31 PM Adept
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** An earlier episode had Mr. Garrison going through plastic surgery, and ended up looking just like DavidHasselhoff.

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** An earlier episode had Mr. Garrison going through plastic surgery, and ended up looking just like DavidHasselhoff.David Hasselhoff.
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