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24th Jun '16 3:57:46 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'': In "The Assassin", Piedra drags a nun into a closet and [[BadHabits steals her habit]] in order to get close his target, the archbishop.

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In "The Assassin", Piedra drags a nun into a closet and [[BadHabits steals her habit]] in order to get close his target, the archbishop.archbishop.
** In "Halloween Knights, [=MacGyver=] and Murdoc knock out a HIT board member and steal his costume so [=MacGyver=] can infiltrate a HIT board meeting that is taking place during a costume party.
2nd Jun '16 12:32:49 PM comicwriter
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* In the ''Series/FatherTed'' Christmas special, a burglar gets a priest drunk and steals his clothing as part of a con job. PlayedForLaughs when Ted points out that this was entirely unnecessary, as the thief already owned a priest outfit.
18th May '16 1:01:58 PM Gravidef
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** An old joke (almost always passed off as a "true story") has an inversion, with the guy who usually ''gets'' mugged playing the trick. A bus driver is tasked with taking twenty inmates from a local insane asylum to one in another country; at one point, he stops for some reason and [[WhatAnIdiot leaves the keys in the ignition]]. The inmates escape, and the bus driver rushes into the streets, announcing that the next twenty people who get on board the bus will win a free vacation. Some passerby happily climb aboard...at which point the driver carts them to the asylum and is sure to tell the doctors there that the "patients" suffer from a mass delusion that he tricked them onto the bus. There's no physical interplay involved, but the driver does steal their identities forcefully, so it seems like a variation of the trope.
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18th May '16 12:55:03 PM Gravidef
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''. T.J. and Principal Prickly knock out two guards in the school, then put on their outfits and try to trick the rest of the security detail into a trap. Trouble is, the guards are all physically fit soldier types; T.J. is a ten-year-old boy and Principal Prickly is a paunchy middle-aged man, so...
-->'''T.J.''': ''(in a deep voice)'' Mr. Benedict wants us in the cafeteria for a very important matter.
-->'''Security Team Member''': ...You two aren't guards!
-->''(Beat)''
-->'''T.J.''': ...RUN!
11th May '16 12:10:05 PM erforce
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* The trope occurs offscreen and is then lampshaded by Sarah in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' when Cameron shows up in a police uniform.

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* The trope occurs offscreen and is then lampshaded by Sarah in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' when Cameron shows up in a police uniform.
3rd May '16 5:47:35 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/DieHard 2'', a deleted scene shows two of Stuart's {{Mook}}s shooting and killing two Dulles Airport painters, then stealing their van and uniforms. The scene, which would have happened after the scene with the phony electrician killing the church custodian, if left in the final film, explains where the henchmen acquire the disguises they use when they ambush and kill the airport's SWAT team.

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* In ''Film/DieHard 2'', ''Film/DieHard2'', a deleted scene shows two of Stuart's {{Mook}}s shooting and killing two Dulles Airport painters, then stealing their van and uniforms. The scene, which would have happened after the scene with the phony electrician killing the church custodian, if left in the final film, explains where the henchmen acquire the disguises they use when they ambush and kill the airport's SWAT team.
14th Apr '16 10:42:01 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "Sleeper", the main bad guy disposes of of a visiting scientists and steals his clothes to take his place at a demonstration where he plans to steal the secret weapon.

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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "Sleeper", the main bad guy disposes of of a visiting scientists scientist and steals his clothes to take his place at a demonstration where he plans to steal the secret weapon.weapon.
* ''Series/MacGyver'': In "The Assassin", Piedra drags a nun into a closet and [[BadHabits steals her habit]] in order to get close his target, the archbishop.
11th Apr '16 8:07:50 PM LuckyStampede
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* On one episode of ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax'', the protagonists mug three robed druids for their clothes. The robes end up fitting perfectly, which is odd because the druids were normal-sized adult men, while the protagonists were a child, a 9 foot tall man-mountain, and a chicken.
4th Apr '16 11:56:55 AM comicwriter
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* In the "Blue Mermaid Heist" story from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', Kaitou does this to Sera, leaving her BoundAndGagged in a bathroom stall. This proves [[SpottingTheThread to be crucial to how Conan actually solves the case]], since Kaitou didn't realize that [[LadyLooksLikeADude the person he was impersonating was a girl]].

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* In the "Blue Mermaid Heist" story from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', Kaitou does this to Masumi Sera, leaving her BoundAndGagged in a bathroom stall. This proves [[SpottingTheThread to be crucial to how Conan actually solves the case]], since Kaitou didn't realize that [[LadyLooksLikeADude the person he was impersonating was a girl]].
17th Mar '16 8:17:39 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "Sleeper", the main bad guy disposes of of a visiting scientists and steals his clothes to take his place at a demonstration where he plans to steal the secret weapon.
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