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11th Aug '16 2:06:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* John in ''TheManFromEarth'' claims that he has passed himself off as his own son multiple times.

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* John in ''TheManFromEarth'' ''Film/TheManFromEarth'' claims that he has passed himself off as his own son multiple times.



* In the ''{{Belgariad}}'', Tolnedrans don't believe in Belgarath and Polgara's immortality, and think it's actually a dynasty of sorts.

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* In the ''{{Belgariad}}'', ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'', Tolnedrans don't believe in Belgarath and Polgara's immortality, and think it's actually a dynasty of sorts.



* ChelseaQuinnYarbro's immortal vampire Saint-Germain would leave an area for a time (decades, usually, though he does this more quickly in ''The Palace''), and then return under a new identity as the nephew of his previous identity to claim his "inheritance". He might not use the exact same name, but would re-shuffle his usual ones (justifiable, as noble families often have traditional names that get re-used).

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* ChelseaQuinnYarbro's Creator/ChelseaQuinnYarbro's immortal vampire Saint-Germain would leave an area for a time (decades, usually, though he does this more quickly in ''The Palace''), and then return under a new identity as the nephew of his previous identity to claim his "inheritance". He might not use the exact same name, but would re-shuffle his usual ones (justifiable, as noble families often have traditional names that get re-used).
7th Aug '16 12:45:57 PM nombretomado
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* As in [[TheDCU the comics]], Vandal Savage in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.

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* As in [[TheDCU [[Franchise/TheDCU the comics]], Vandal Savage in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.
7th Aug '16 12:44:25 PM nombretomado
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* VandalSavage in TheDCU.

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* VandalSavage ComicBook/VandalSavage in TheDCU.Franchise/TheDCU.
26th Jul '16 11:59:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* An episode of ''TheTwilightZone'' had a woman who did this, and claimed that the old woman living with her was her elderly mother when it was really her ''daughter''. [[spoiler:And it turns out she was actually [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Cleopatra]] and had discovered an ancient Egyptian magic that enabled her to stay immortal by sucking the youth out of people using scarabs]].
* Stefan and Damon Salvatore of ''TheVampireDiaries'' pretend to be descendants of "the original Salvatore brothers" from Mystic Falls' founding families. However, when Elena discovers that both Stefan Salvatores are identical, she realizes the truth.

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* An episode of ''TheTwilightZone'' ''TheTwilightZone1959'' had a woman who did this, and claimed that the old woman living with her was her elderly mother when it was really her ''daughter''. [[spoiler:And it turns out she was actually [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Cleopatra]] and had discovered an ancient Egyptian magic that enabled her to stay immortal by sucking the youth out of people using scarabs]].
* Stefan and Damon Salvatore of ''TheVampireDiaries'' ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' pretend to be descendants of "the original Salvatore brothers" from Mystic Falls' founding families. However, when Elena discovers that both Stefan Salvatores are identical, she realizes the truth.
23rd Apr '16 11:12:33 AM sorako
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* ''Anime/NeoAngelique'' has [[spoiler:[[MeaningfulName Nyx]]]], who reveals to an old friend that he is in fact in old friend instead of the grandson of his friend.

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* ''Anime/NeoAngelique'' ''VideoGame/NeoAngelique'' has [[spoiler:[[MeaningfulName Nyx]]]], who reveals to an old friend that he is in fact in old friend instead of the grandson of his friend.
23rd Apr '16 11:11:57 AM sorako
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* Ernst von Boem in ''Anime/RahXephon''.
* Rin from ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'' uses this during a visit to an old acquaintance from WWII when the latter recognizes her.
* ''NeoAngelique'' has [[spoiler:[[MeaningfulName Nyx]]]], who reveals to an old friend that he is in fact in old friend instead of the grandson of his friend.
* Subverted in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' -- as part of the original 1711 contract, all immortals are rendered incapable of establishing long-term false identities, which means all of them will eventually have to give that awkward explanation as to why their passport claims they're six or seven times older than they look.

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* Ernst von Boem in ''Anime/RahXephon''.
* Rin from ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'' uses this during a visit to an old acquaintance from WWII when the latter recognizes her.
* ''NeoAngelique'' has [[spoiler:[[MeaningfulName Nyx]]]], who reveals to an old friend that he is in fact in old friend instead of the grandson of his friend.
* Subverted in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' -- as part of the original 1711 contract, all immortals are rendered incapable of establishing long-term false identities, which means all of them will eventually have to give that awkward explanation as to why their passport claims they're six or seven times older than they look.



* The ex-geisha [[TomboyishName Mamekishi]] from ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'' managed to reside in the same Tokyo [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire neighborhood]] for centuries using this trick. As she did not venture out in the daylight it was by her account easy to feign aging for a few decades with acting and minimal cosmetics before she 'died' and 'her granddaughter' moved in.



* In ''Anime/{{Superbook}}'' this is how our time-traveling protagonists explain still looking like children when they meet Rebecca again, in an adventure set at least forty years after they last saw her.

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* In ''Anime/{{Superbook}}'' Rin from ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'' uses this is how our time-traveling protagonists explain still looking like children during a visit to an old acquaintance from WWII when they meet Rebecca again, the latter recognizes her.
* ''Anime/NeoAngelique'' has [[spoiler:[[MeaningfulName Nyx]]]], who reveals to an old friend that he is
in an adventure set at least forty years after they last saw her. fact in old friend instead of the grandson of his friend.



* The ex-geisha [[TomboyishName Mamekishi]] from ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'' managed to reside in the same Tokyo [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire neighborhood]] for centuries using this trick. As she did not venture out in the daylight it was by her account easy to feign aging for a few decades with acting and minimal cosmetics before she 'died' and 'her granddaughter' moved in.

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* The ex-geisha [[TomboyishName Mamekishi]] from ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'' managed to reside Ernst von Boem in the same Tokyo [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire neighborhood]] for centuries using ''Anime/RahXephon''.
* In ''Anime/{{Superbook}}''
this trick. As she did not venture out is how our time-traveling protagonists explain still looking like children when they meet Rebecca again, in the daylight it was by her account easy to feign aging for a few decades with acting and minimal cosmetics before she 'died' and 'her granddaughter' moved in.an adventure set at least forty years after they last saw her.
20th Jan '16 9:39:38 PM jormis29
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* The title character of ''{{Supreme}}'', [[ClarkKenting aka Ethan Crane]], due to his powers, ages very slowly, and, despite being born in 1920, [[OlderThanTheyLook looks to be in his mid-to-late thirties]]. When he met the universe's now elderly {{Expy}} of Lana Lang [[spoiler: inhabited by the spirit of the ComicBook/LexLuthor {{Expy}}]], in the late 90s, she briefly recognises him as her old friend Ethan Crane, but then assumes he must be Ethan Crane's son since Ethan couldn't possibly look the same as he did decades ago. For the rest of the series he goes by the name "Ethan Crane Jr.", [[ThrowItIn posing as his own son]]. It's helped by the fact that Supreme, and therefore "Ethan Crane Sr." disappeared into space in the late 60s, and only returned over twenty years later. Although we later learn he never bothered to make up a name for his mother.

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* The title character of ''{{Supreme}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Supreme}}'', [[ClarkKenting aka Ethan Crane]], due to his powers, ages very slowly, and, despite being born in 1920, [[OlderThanTheyLook looks to be in his mid-to-late thirties]]. When he met the universe's now elderly {{Expy}} of Lana Lang [[spoiler: inhabited by the spirit of the ComicBook/LexLuthor {{Expy}}]], in the late 90s, she briefly recognises him as her old friend Ethan Crane, but then assumes he must be Ethan Crane's son since Ethan couldn't possibly look the same as he did decades ago. For the rest of the series he goes by the name "Ethan Crane Jr.", [[ThrowItIn posing as his own son]]. It's helped by the fact that Supreme, and therefore "Ethan Crane Sr." disappeared into space in the late 60s, and only returned over twenty years later. Although we later learn he never bothered to make up a name for his mother.
28th Nov '15 8:24:31 PM nombretomado
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* Some of the immortals in ''TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'' are mentioned as doing this at least once in their immortal lives.

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* Some of the immortals in ''TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'' ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'' are mentioned as doing this at least once in their immortal lives.
1st Nov '15 5:48:07 PM nombretomado
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* Ernst von Boem in ''RahXephon''.

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* Ernst von Boem in ''RahXephon''.''Anime/RahXephon''.
22nd Oct '15 8:24:35 AM luiz4200
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* ''Film/DarkShadows'': Angelique has been pulling this trick for at least 200 years to be able to continue running her fishery.
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