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18th May '18 4:30:41 AM Medinoc
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* [[http://dicemonkey.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/E665n.jpg Sir Bearington]]

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* [[http://dicemonkey.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/E665n.jpg [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sir_bearington.png Sir Bearington]]
18th May '18 4:22:38 AM Medinoc
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* Prince Ludvig the Indestructible from the second series of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' is this. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard It proves to be his undoing]], [[spoiler: as his overly-elaborate costume at a fancy-dress party sets him apart. But then in TheStinger he somehow disguises himself ''perfectly'' as the queen (still played by the same actress but with his voice)]].

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* Prince Ludvig the Indestructible from the second series of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' is this. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard It proves to be his undoing]], [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as his overly-elaborate costume at a fancy-dress party sets him apart. Especially since, from info purposely given by Blackadder, he was impersonating the court's Dunce Of Disguise.]] But then in [[spoiler:in TheStinger he somehow disguises himself ''perfectly'' as the queen (still played by the same actress but with his voice)]].
15th May '18 9:16:17 PM PaulA
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%%** The King, a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] hero.
%%** The King's arch-nemesis, the Witch.



** ComicBook/BlackOrchid's M.O. involved mugging and replacing a minor female character in each story, with her involvement only revealed at the very end.
** Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise, one of the detectives who featured in ''ComicBook/DetectiveComics'' before it became an all-Batman title, could disguise himself as any occupation (or any race, although those stories are pretty cringe-inducing in retrospect) through clever use of costumes and make-up.
%%** The King, a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] hero.
%%** The King's arch-nemesis, the Witch.



* ComicBook/BlackOrchid's M.O. involved mugging and replacing a minor female character in each story, with her involvement only revealed at the very end.
7th May '18 2:25:53 PM Gamermaster
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* Due of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Numbers]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. ShapeShifter [[HollywoodCyborg Combat Cyborg]] that specializes in infiltration and assassination.

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* Due of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Numbers]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. ShapeShifter [[HollywoodCyborg Combat Cyborg]] that specializes in infiltration and assassination.
16th Apr '18 7:34:26 AM Chabal2
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** The Alpha Legion are an entire Legion of [[SuperSoldier eight foot tall killing machines]] that can disguise themselves as either other Space Marines or normal humans. And if they can't pull a particular role off, they'll draft {{Mooks}} who can.

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** The Alpha Legion are an entire Legion of [[SuperSoldier eight foot tall killing machines]] that can disguise themselves as either other Space Marines or normal humans. And if they can't pull a particular role off, they'll draft {{Mooks}} who can. Their Primarch([[HiddenBackupTwin s]]) may possibly still be alive and masquerading as an ordinary Alpha Legionaire.
15th Apr '18 8:46:43 AM WileK209
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They may rely on [[ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction extensive training]] and a [[UnlimitedWardrobe vast collection of wigs, clothing and stage makeup]] to pull off the fakery. Or, their powers could be [[AppliedPhlebotinum Phlebotinum]]-driven, in that they have the [[{{Shapeshifter}} physical ability to alter their very shape]] and size to perfectly match that of the person they are duplicating.

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They may rely on [[ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction extensive training]] and a [[UnlimitedWardrobe vast collection of wigs, clothing and stage makeup]] to pull off the fakery. Or, their powers could be [[AppliedPhlebotinum Phlebotinum]]-driven, in that they have the [[{{Shapeshifter}} physical ability to alter their very shape]] and size to perfectly match that of the person they are duplicating.
duplicating. In animation, this is often done by having said master of disguise go into a [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning tornado-like spin]] to don or doff the disguise.


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** The [[Film/{{Fantomas}} film adaptations]] gave it more of the typical spy treatment, turning the titular villain into a [[Film/JamesBond Blofeld]]-esque DiabolicalMastermind. Fantômas would always be hiding his face with a bluish bald latex ExpressiveMask that he would typically wear other rubber masks over.


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** The episode "The Infiltration" featured the [[LargeHam very hammy]] master of disguise Presto Change-O, who could impersonate anybody almost flawlessly, although his paler complexion, menacing eyes and [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily all that teeth]] are still visible, yet no one else seems to notice those flaws.


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* The Hooded Claw in ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop''. No matter his disguise, he will often either retain the voice of Creator/PaulLynde or his distinct facial features (most notably his big nose).


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** Shaggy and Scooby are quite adept at disguise themselves, mostly in anything meant to be comedic. (Shaggy has even dressed up ''as Daphne and Scooby'' on a few occasions.)
** A 1983 Scooby and Scrappy episode "Scooby's Gold Medal Gambit" had the escaped master of disguise criminal The Chameleon, whom attempted to infiltrate the World Games and steal the Gold Medals. He would often end up giving himself away when confronted with [[DoesNotLikeSpam Worcestershire Sauce]], which he truly hates. He even disguised as Scooby-Doo with a [[LatexPerfection realistic rubber mask]] and [[CastAsAMask perfectly imitating his voice]], though the body suit part of the disguise wasn't as detailed.
7th Apr '18 12:10:38 PM nombretomado
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** Amazingly enough, HarleyQuinn was remarkably successful at this, fooling the police by disguising her self as another police officer in "The Joker's Favor", a lawyer in "The Man Who Killed Batman", and a security guard in "Joker's Millions". (One of many reasons that has led some fans to believe [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation she's faking the insanity]] and can "turn it off" whenever she wants to.)

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** Amazingly enough, HarleyQuinn [[Characters/BatmanRoguesGalleryPart1 Harley Quinn]] was remarkably successful at this, fooling the police by disguising her self as another police officer in "The Joker's Favor", a lawyer in "The Man Who Killed Batman", and a security guard in "Joker's Millions". (One of many reasons that has led some fans to believe [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation she's faking the insanity]] and can "turn it off" whenever she wants to.)
7th Apr '18 1:30:27 AM JackG
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* Julius Caesar's unnamed spy from the ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' movie ''Asterix Meets Cleopatra'', he disguises himself as everything from a brick to a plate of fruit.

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* Julius Caesar's unnamed spy from the ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' movie ''Asterix Meets Cleopatra'', he Cleopatra''. He disguises himself as [[RuleOfFunny everything from a brick to a plate of fruit.fruit]].


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* ''Film/JMenForever'' is a GagDub of a dozen different Republic {{Film Serial}}s from the 1930-50's, so this trope is used to {{handwave}} why the BigBad looks like a dozen different supervillains.
28th Mar '18 10:08:33 PM nombretomado
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* In the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, we have the birdman Kaird, who is of a very rarely-seen species, but has elaborate prosthetics and suits and so on - Star Wars generally averts WeWillNotUseStageMakeupInTheFuture - to disguise himself as anything from a human to a Hutt. He'll also use less extensive measures. Whatever works.

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* In the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, we have the ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** The
birdman Kaird, who is of a very rarely-seen species, but has elaborate prosthetics and suits and so on - Star Wars ''Star Wars'' generally averts WeWillNotUseStageMakeupInTheFuture - to disguise himself as anything from a human to a Hutt. He'll also use less extensive measures. Whatever works.



** Nom Anor in the Literature/NewJediOrder. His people, the Yuuzhan Vong, have genetically engineered a creature called an ooglith masquer that acts as a second skin that can alter the wearer's features dramatically, even allowing them to impersonate members of other species (though since they're basically humanoid, impersonating some species requires more extensive alteration). Anor, though, is a master actor and spy on top of that- with a masquer and the right prep time, he can fool anyone except a Jedi (since the AntiMagic nature of the Vong means they don't show up in the Force).

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** Nom Anor in the Literature/NewJediOrder.''Literature/NewJediOrder''. His people, the Yuuzhan Vong, have genetically engineered a creature called an ooglith masquer that acts as a second skin that can alter the wearer's features dramatically, even allowing them to impersonate members of other species (though since they're basically humanoid, impersonating some species requires more extensive alteration). Anor, though, is a master actor and spy on top of that- with a masquer and the right prep time, he can fool anyone except a Jedi (since the AntiMagic nature of the Vong means they don't show up in the Force).
4th Mar '18 9:54:52 PM darkemyst
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Mister Wooster pulls off a number of disguises, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20150501 this one]] possibly taking the cake that particular "Corbettite" has been showing up all over in the post-Beast-battle pages without being found out.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Mister Wooster pulls off a number of disguises, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20150501 this one]] possibly taking the cake as that particular "Corbettite" has been showing up all over in the post-Beast-battle pages without being found out.
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