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6th Feb '17 6:18:00 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* PlayedForLaughs several times in ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon''. One of the most hilarious examples is when [[MasterOfDisguise Mortadelo]] is ordered by the ''[[MadBoss Súper]]'' to disguise as the latter in order to capture a killer who is attempting to assesinate the ''Súper''. Filemón, oblivious to that, is ordered by Mortadelo to serve him a cup of coffee and a cigar -cue when he knows the truth to look ''really'' angered for Mortadelo, and once he finds him beats the shit out of his companion... just to find he actually beat the ''real'' ''Súper'', who of course is not happy at all-
28th Oct '16 7:39:34 PM DrOO7
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* In a handful of ''Literature/NancyDrew'' books where Nancy has had to contend with an impersonator, one of the many problems spawned from this has been people mistaking ''her'' for the double. Which is bad enough, but more so considering the nefarious things the other woman has been up to, such as theft or murder.
8th Sep '16 8:01:49 PM PaulA
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* In [[Literature/ThePlaneteers "The Brain Stealers of Mars"]], Rod Blake encounters a {{shapeshifting}} alien plant-thing that disguises itself--poorly--as his partner Ted Penton. He shoots it and it turns into a bat and flies away. He's still in the grip of hysteria when another Ted-Penton-thing shows up, and Rod shoots at it too. Of course, this one is real.

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* In [[Literature/ThePlaneteers "The Brain Stealers of Mars"]], "Literature/TheBrainStealersOfMars", Rod Blake encounters a {{shapeshifting}} alien plant-thing that disguises itself--poorly--as his partner Ted Penton. He shoots it and it turns into a bat and flies away. He's still in the grip of hysteria when another Ted-Penton-thing shows up, and Rod shoots at it too. Of course, this one is real.
22nd Jul '16 2:28:25 PM Unregistered
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*''Series/CriminalMinds'' featured an episode ("Dorado Falls") where the [=UnSub=] developed Capgras Syndrome (see Real Life folder) after he sustained a head injury in a car accident. Thoroughly convinced that the government had replaced his loved ones and acquaintances with fake look-alikes, the criminal (a former marine that participated in Black Ops in South Africa) went into a killing spree, targeting his former boss, his parents and then his own family demanding to know what happened to the real them.
21st Jul '16 11:39:34 AM tiiger
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* In ''Human Traffic'', Koop's senile father suffers from an inversion of the Fregoli delusion (see Real Life); he thinks Koop is identical twins pretending to be the same person.
18th Jul '16 5:56:21 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'' plays with this: [[AC:Death]] winds up filling in for the actor playing him in a play. People normally don't see him because of the WeirdnessCensor, but now they're ''expecting'' to see Death... and he gets stage fright.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
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''Discworld/WyrdSisters'' plays with this: [[AC:Death]] winds up filling in for the actor playing him in a play. People normally don't see him because of the WeirdnessCensor, but now they're ''expecting'' to see Death... and he gets stage fright.fright.
** Done intentionally by the wizards in ''Discworld/MovingPictures''. Senior wizards can't be seen attending popular entertainment, so they need a disguise. And what better disguise than someone who's disguised as a wizard, because obviously that's not a disguise a ''real'' wizard would use. They even have false false beards (you take two bits of wire, stick them in your sideburns and hook them over your ears). Inevitably, the point arrives when they need to convince someone they're actually senior wizards, and can't.
15th Mar '16 2:30:36 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvenger'': In "Faces", both Gambit and Purdey go undercover to infiltrate an organisation that is creating duplicates of intelligence operatives, where they are employed as doubles of themselves. Each ends up believing that the other is an imposter, and has killed the real Gambit/Purdey.

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* ''Series/TheNewAvenger'': ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "Faces", both Gambit and Purdey go undercover to infiltrate an organisation that is creating duplicates of intelligence operatives, where they are employed as doubles of themselves. Each ends up believing that the other is an imposter, and has killed the real Gambit/Purdey.
15th Mar '16 2:29:52 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvenger'': In "Faces", both Gambit and Purdey go undercover to infiltrate an organisation that is creating duplicates of intelligence operatives, where they are employed as doubles of themselves. Each ends up believing that the other is an imposter, and has killed the real Gambit/Purdey.
15th Mar '16 7:57:56 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode, "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E23CatchAsCashCan A Drain On the Economy]]", the Beagle Boys disguise themselves as a SewerGator to scare off Scrooge's nephews. Then the sound of an alligator growling can be heard, and Big Time tells the other Beagle Boys to stop fooling around. The other Beagle Boys tell him they aren't fooling around, and point out the real sewer gator behind them.
11th Mar '16 4:57:28 PM skteosk
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* In the UK G1 ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformers Transformers]]'' comic, when Optimus Prime returns to Cybertron, a disinformation campaign by the Decepticons leads to Ultra Magnus and the other Autobots believing him to be a Decepticon spy disguised as Optimus Prime and coming very close to executing him.
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