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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.
17th Apr '16 2:02:19 PM BilgeRat
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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' this is offered at the start of the game, apparently allowing the player to choose any face they want for their version of Big Boss via CharacterCustomization. Subverted as this turns out to be a TrollingCreator moment and the character doesn't doesn't end up getting the surgery at all. After the final mission the player finds out that [[spoiler:this was actually a DoubleSubversion - the player character is not the real Big Boss but one of his closest lieutenants. The lieutenant received a SurgicalImpersonation makeover before the game started, along with hypnotherapy to make him believe that he was the real deal. This drew attention away from the genuine article, allowing him to escape and work on his own plans]].
2nd Apr '16 9:14:04 AM OlfinBedwere
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* While ''Franchise/{{Tintin}} and Alph-Art'' was incomplete at the time of Creator/{{Herge}}'s death, one of the plot twists he was considering (and had sketched out) was revealing that the main villain, Endaddine Akass, was actually longtime enemy Roberto Rastapopoulos, after extensive plastic surgery to alter his appearance. Downplayed in the eventual [[FanFic/TintinAndAlphArtYvesRodier version by fan artist Yves Rodier]], as Rodier redesigned Akass's appearance to be more consistent with that of Rastapopoulos, meaning that he only needed some minor surgery (along with glasses and a fake beard) to achieve his new look.
13th Mar '16 11:45:57 PM foxley
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* Janet Green on ''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.)

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* Janet Green on ''AllMyChildren'', ''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.)



* A failed pilot called ''Fugly'' begins with a radical plastic surgery that turns one of a pair of identical twins that looks like [[HollywoodHomely 5-foot-nothing, 150 pound]] MarissaJaretWinokur with ugly prosthetics into 5'7'' bombshell Nikki Cox. Yeah.

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* A failed pilot called ''Fugly'' ''Series/{{Fugly}}'' begins with a radical plastic surgery that turns one of a pair of identical twins that looks like [[HollywoodHomely 5-foot-nothing, 150 pound]] MarissaJaretWinokur with ugly prosthetics into 5'7'' bombshell Nikki Cox. Yeah.



* Jo (Red Striker Borg) from ''SeriesBigBadBeetleborgs'' also had her appearance ([[TheNthDoctor and actor]]) changed by magic. ''Accidentally,'' when a spell backfired. A second spell makes the world see her old face, but it doesn't work on her teammates or the audience.

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* Jo (Red Striker Borg) from ''SeriesBigBadBeetleborgs'' ''Series/BigBadBeetleborgs'' also had her appearance ([[TheNthDoctor and actor]]) changed by magic. ''Accidentally,'' when a spell backfired. A second spell makes the world see her old face, but it doesn't work on her teammates or the audience.



* Alexis Meade of ''UglyBetty'' is a male-to-female transexual. Played by Rebecca Romijn. And an unnamed manly-looking actor in {{Flashback}}s.

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* Alexis Meade of ''UglyBetty'' ''Series/UglyBetty'' is a male-to-female transexual. Played by Rebecca Romijn. And an unnamed manly-looking actor in {{Flashback}}s.



* In ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' Series, a criminal uses this to take the place of a reclusive millionare to avoid capture. Unlike most versions, the look of the person is similar enough to be believed. Also the Green Hornet points out that there ''are'' hairline scars that if a person was observant enough would notice.

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* In ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' Series, a criminal uses this to take the place of a reclusive millionare millionaire to avoid capture. Unlike most versions, the look of the person is similar enough to be believed. Also the Green Hornet points out that there ''are'' hairline scars that if a person was observant enough would notice.


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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': Used by the bad guys in "Faces" to create doubles used in their KillAndReplace scheme
9th Mar '16 1:03:34 PM Hossmeister
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* In the ''PepperAnn'' episode "Old Best Friend", after P.A. fainst from seeing her old friend Brenda everywhere, she wakes up in a surgery room to find that her face has been turned into Brenda's. It was AllJustADream however.

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* In the ''PepperAnn'' ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' episode "Old Best Friend", after P.A. fainst from seeing her old friend Brenda everywhere, she wakes up in a surgery room to find that her face has been turned into Brenda's. It was AllJustADream however.
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