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6th Jan '17 12:36:15 AM Adept
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* OlderThanFeudalism: In Creator/{{Homer}}'s ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', Athena uses magic to make Odysseus appear as an old beggar when he finally returns home, and after defeating his wife's suitors in an archery contest, reveals his identity and kills them all.
** Aside from the disguise, the years really ''have'' changed him and Penelope, after waiting 20 years, is terrified of believing too readily, so she does not accept him immediately even when he reveals himself, explaining "But I have too clear a picture of you in my mind as you were when you sailed from Ithaca in your long-oared ship." Then she tricks him into proving his identity in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome which leads to one of the most unbearably [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming poignant reunions in literature.]]
** This is a subversion, as well. After 10 years stranded on a desert island (possibly with a divine lover), he ''should'' look like an old beggar. The text suggests that, in fact, the swineherd who greets him recognized him (why kill a suckling pig for a random beggar?) as did Penelope (why invite a random beggar into your confidence, into a private room, and ask him to interpret a dream?). The first wanted to curry favor, the latter to retain her position as the center of importance on Ithaka. The ones who had actual reason not to recognize him were his son (too young to remember) and the suitors (from other islands, didn't got to Ilia).
*** This is an AlternateCharacterInterpretation, not suggested by Homer's actual text. Eumaios slaughters a brace of suckling pigs because of Sacred Hospitality and suckling pigs is what the servants get to eat (the suitors eat the grown-up ones). Don't forget that though he is a swineherd and a slave, Eumaios is noble-born. And Penelope wanted to have a private conversation with Odysseus because he was not quite a random beggar, but a beggar who claimed to have encountered Odysseus on his travels. The suitors all came from Ithaca and islands ruled by Odysseus, so at least some of them should have seen him before he left for Troy, especially as none of them were as young as Telemachus. And Homer does play up the two who do recognize Odysseus under his disguise, his dog Argos and his old nurse Eurycleia.



* OlderThanFeudalism: In the [[Literature/TheBible Hebrew Bible]], Joseph is unrecognizable to his brothers when he reappears in their lives, and reveals himself to great rejoicing (after having some fun making them sweat for a bit).

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* OlderThanFeudalism: In the [[Literature/TheBible Hebrew Bible]], Literature/TheBible, Joseph is unrecognizable to his brothers when he reappears in their lives, and reveals himself to great rejoicing (after having some fun making them sweat for a bit).bit).
* In Creator/{{Homer}}'s ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', Athena uses magic to make Odysseus appear as an old beggar when he finally returns home, and after defeating his wife's suitors in an archery contest, reveals his identity and kills them all.



* In ''{{Metal Gear Solid 4}}'' Old Snake and Meryl meet up again but Snake had aged so much that she didn't recognize him at first.

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* In ''{{Metal ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4}}'' Old Snake and Meryl meet up again but Snake had aged so much that she didn't recognize him at first.
3rd Jan '17 11:43:56 PM TitoMosquito
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'''Shayera:''' I don't even know you anymore.\\
'''Hro:''' Funny, I could say the same about you.

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'''Shayera:''' I don't even know you anymore.\\
'''Hro:''' Funny, I could say the same about you.
26th Oct '16 6:05:42 PM nombretomado
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* The US ''DealOrNoDeal'' once [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGR7hh0se2k attempted to reunite a contestant with her sister by disguising the sister as one of the models]]. This led to an unintended CrowningMomentOfFunny as Howie Mandel tries to give increasingly obvious clues, and not only does the contestant fail to recognize her sister for over a minute, but so does their ''mother''.

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* The US ''DealOrNoDeal'' ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' once [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGR7hh0se2k attempted to reunite a contestant with her sister by disguising the sister as one of the models]]. This led to an unintended CrowningMomentOfFunny as Howie Mandel tries to give increasingly obvious clues, and not only does the contestant fail to recognize her sister for over a minute, but so does their ''mother''.



* ''KickinIt'': As the series began, Bobby Wasabi was a former movie star who hasn't been seen in public for at least two decades. When he first made an appearance, he was so overweight people had problem linking him to the movie star. No wonder the producers making a movie of his life wanted him to be portrayed by somebody else.

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* ''KickinIt'': ''Series/KickinIt'': As the series began, Bobby Wasabi was a former movie star who hasn't been seen in public for at least two decades. When he first made an appearance, he was so overweight people had problem linking him to the movie star. No wonder the producers making a movie of his life wanted him to be portrayed by somebody else.
2nd Sep '16 2:25:48 PM Boother23
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** It's worse than that; [[spoiler: at the end of the story, when the woman reveals to her fried what had happened, it's revealed that the friend had given her little more than costume jewelery; she had toiled away for all those years for nothing.]]

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** It's worse than that; [[spoiler: at the end of the story, when the woman reveals to her fried friend what had happened, it's revealed that the friend had given her little more than costume jewelery; jewelry; she had toiled away for all those years for nothing.]]



* A tear-jerkingly depressing one in the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' linked-short-story collection ''Consequences''. In the story "Kaleidoscope", a Torchwood screw-up means that a nice young lad called Danny Dillard is left with an addiction to an alien artifact, and runs away from home to find something to fill his growing hunger. In "The Wrong Hands", set maybe a year later, Gwen arrests the leader of the drug-dealing Dillard Gang, and there isn't a flicker of recognition from either of them: he's changed too much for her to recognise, and he's too out of it to recognise her.

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* A tear-jerkingly depressing one in the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' linked-short-story collection ''Consequences''. In the story "Kaleidoscope", a Torchwood screw-up means that a nice young lad called Danny Dillard is left with an addiction to an alien artifact, and runs away from home to find something to fill his growing hunger. In "The Wrong Hands", set maybe a year later, Gwen arrests the leader of the drug-dealing Dillard Gang, and there isn't a flicker of recognition from either of them: he's changed too much for her to recognise, recognize, and he's too out of it to recognise recognize her.
4th Aug '16 10:13:24 AM Greystone101
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* Attempted by Edmond in the 2002 film ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' (based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas) after his time in prison when he meets his father. He leans in close and pushes the hair from his face, but his father does not recognize him. Apparently, the years had changed him a little too much.

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* Attempted by Edmond in the 2002 film ''Film/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' (based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas) after his time in prison when he meets his father. old employer. He leans in close and pushes the hair from his face, but his father the old man does not recognize him. Apparently, the years had changed him a little too much.
21st May '16 5:59:16 PM Doug86
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* A graphic novel adaptation of ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDoctorJekyllAndMrHyde'' has Mr. Hyde comment to one of Jekyll's friends: "Do ye not recognise the face of Henry Jekyll?" - despite the fact that the two should be totally different people, as was in the original story.

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* A graphic novel adaptation of ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDoctorJekyllAndMrHyde'' ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' has Mr. Hyde comment to one of Jekyll's friends: "Do ye not recognise the face of Henry Jekyll?" - despite the fact that the two should be totally different people, as was in the original story.
6th Feb '16 10:09:48 AM Kneekicker
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* In ''VideoGame/Dynasty Warriors'', the various members of the Ma Clan are all taken aback at the sight of Wang Yi, who had set out on a quest for vengeance after Ma Chao killed her family. Though we never see her past self, the Ma Clan's dialogues heavily imply that she was a much different person before the murders.

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* In ''VideoGame/Dynasty Warriors'', ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'', the various members of the Ma Clan are all taken aback at the sight of Wang Yi, who had set out on a quest for vengeance after Ma Chao killed her family. Though we never see her past self, the Ma Clan's dialogues heavily imply that she was a much different person before the murders.
6th Feb '16 10:09:24 AM Kneekicker
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* In ''VideoGame/Dynasty Warriors'', the various members of the Ma Clan are all taken aback at the sight of Wang Yi, who had set out on a quest for vengeance after Ma Chao killed her family. Though we never see her past self, the Ma Clan's dialogues heavily imply that she was a much different person before the murders.
7th Jan '16 9:27:16 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SpeedGrapher'', Suitengu's plans ultimately involve taking revenge on the man who sold him and his sister into slavery as children, and he pulls this on this man [[spoiler: the Prime Minister of Japan]] at the end of the series.

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* In ''SpeedGrapher'', ''Anime/SpeedGrapher'', Suitengu's plans ultimately involve taking revenge on the man who sold him and his sister into slavery as children, and he pulls this on this man [[spoiler: the Prime Minister of Japan]] at the end of the series.
28th Dec '15 11:52:23 AM Premonition45
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* Parodied in ''Franchise/StarWars Episode VII:'' ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. C-3PO meets Han Solo for the first time in many years, and Threepio ecstatically asks Han if he still recognizes him, even though he's gotten a red arm by this time. Han just [[DeathGlare glares at him]], leading him to shut up and walk away.
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