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18th May '16 3:10:03 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''NewsRadio'': Matthew punched out Bill after one of Bill's pranks went too far. Somehow, the two [[PersonalitySwap switch personalities]] - Bill becomes submissive, while Matthew starts acting like the office alpha male. An accidental slap from Bill reverses the effect, and the two return to normal.

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* ''NewsRadio'': ''Series/NewsRadio'': Matthew punched out Bill after one of Bill's pranks went too far. Somehow, the two [[PersonalitySwap switch personalities]] - Bill becomes submissive, while Matthew starts acting like the office alpha male. An accidental slap from Bill reverses the effect, and the two return to normal.
17th Apr '16 3:07:49 PM Orbiting
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* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': A major plot point throughout the comic is the steadily increasing sense (both in- and out-of-universe) that Sun is really, ''really'' not himself; apart from [[WreathedInFlames burning]] much hotter and seeming to have physically grown, he'd become far more antisocial and [[HairTriggerTemper short-tempered]] than the ReasonableAuthorityFigure he was before. At one point Mars even says "I can't tell if he's angry or in pain or... both. But it's getting worse." [[spoiler:Going by what Sun told Mercury right before it all started, it indeed ''is'' both.]]
11th Apr '16 10:45:40 AM Willbyr
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* In an episode of ''Manga/NatsumeYuujinchou Shi'', Nyanko-sensei has to masquerade as Natsume after he's trapped in a bottle by a youkai. Nyanko-sensei then proceeds to act exactly as he usually does (read:a {{jerkass}}), much to Natsume's dismay.

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* In an episode of ''Manga/NatsumeYuujinchou Shi'', ''[[Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends Natsume Yuujinchou Shi]]'', Nyanko-sensei has to masquerade as Natsume after he's trapped in a bottle by a youkai. Nyanko-sensei then proceeds to act exactly as he usually does (read:a {{jerkass}}), much to Natsume's dismay.
8th Apr '16 2:55:26 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': Lukas is uncharacteristically vitriolic during the first half of ''The Last Place You Look'' [[spoiler: because he knows that Jesse is withholding information from the rest of the group.]]
--> '''Jesse:''' What's up with Lukas?\\
'''Axel:''' Well, as a long time observer of human behaviour--\\
'''Oliva:''' We have no idea.
21st Mar '16 9:27:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TwinPeaks'' ended with a Not Himself, presumably to have been the plot of the cancelled third season. "How's Annie? How's Annie? How's Annie?!"

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* ''TwinPeaks'' ''Series/TwinPeaks'' ended with a Not Himself, presumably to have been the plot of the cancelled third season. "How's Annie? How's Annie? How's Annie?!"
26th Feb '16 9:46:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* Maya undergoes this in a flashback-themed dungeon in ''Persona2InnocentSin'', acting as a complete opposite of herself, refusing to participate in team conversations with demons, having a much more sinister portrait in fusion spells, and having yellow eyes. While the party notices she's acting rude, they never notice that she's clearly not the same person and wants them dead until the ''real'' Maya shows up.

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* Maya undergoes this in a flashback-themed dungeon in ''Persona2InnocentSin'', ''VideoGame/Persona2InnocentSin'', acting as a complete opposite of herself, refusing to participate in team conversations with demons, having a much more sinister portrait in fusion spells, and having yellow eyes. While the party notices she's acting rude, they never notice that she's clearly not the same person and wants them dead until the ''real'' Maya shows up.
10th Feb '16 8:11:13 AM Prfnoff
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* In an episode of ''NatsumeYuujinchou Shi'', Nyanko-sensei has to masquerade as Natsume after he's trapped in a bottle by a youkai. Nyanko-sensei then proceeds to act exactly as he usually does (read:a {{jerkass}}), much to Natsume's dismay.
* In one ToLoveRu story, Haruna suddenly became an evil sadist, which was hilarious. It became a FunnyAneurysmMoment when the artist's wife, who Haruna's design was based on, turned out to be a crazy psychopath who kidnapped their daughter, among other demented things.

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* In an episode of ''NatsumeYuujinchou ''Manga/NatsumeYuujinchou Shi'', Nyanko-sensei has to masquerade as Natsume after he's trapped in a bottle by a youkai. Nyanko-sensei then proceeds to act exactly as he usually does (read:a {{jerkass}}), much to Natsume's dismay.
* In one ToLoveRu ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' story, Haruna suddenly became an evil sadist, which was hilarious. It became a FunnyAneurysmMoment when the artist's wife, who Haruna's design was based on, turned out to be a crazy psychopath who kidnapped their daughter, among other demented things.
8th Jan '16 12:23:45 PM DarkHunter
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* Gamzee [[spoiler: going crazy under the order of Lord English and then going on a rampage]] is preceded by a simple, even avoidable, line. In a conversation with Karkat, Gamzee says something that completely goes against his character:
** TC [Gamzee]: shut up.
** CG [Karkat]: WHAT...
** TC: I SAID SHUT THE MOTHERFUCK UP, MOTHERFUCKER.

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* Gamzee [[spoiler: going crazy under the order of Lord English and then going on a rampage]] is preceded by a simple, even avoidable, line. In a conversation with Karkat, Gamzee says something that completely goes against his character:
** TC [Gamzee]:
Gamzee, normally TheStoner who is all peaceful, calm, and prone to daydreaming, suddenly snaps:
-->'''TC [Gamzee]''':
shut up.
** CG [Karkat]: WHAT...
** TC:
up.\\
'''CG [Karkat]''': WHAT...\\
'''TC''':
I SAID SHUT THE MOTHERFUCK UP, MOTHERFUCKER.
1st Jan '16 7:12:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Smallville}}'' has its fair share of Not Himself episodes, no thanks to Red Kryptonite and the truly absurd number of villains who have possession abilities.
* ''TheOffice'', American version: assistant manager (or assistant to the manager) Dwight Schrute, a pompous, anti-social jerk, inexplicably starts acting nice to everyone. Later it is discovered to be the effect of a concussion Dwight suffered as a result of a car crash earlier in the episode.

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* ''{{Smallville}}'' ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' has its fair share of Not Himself episodes, no thanks to Red Kryptonite and the truly absurd number of villains who have possession abilities.
* ''TheOffice'', American version: ''Series/TheOfficeUS'': assistant manager (or assistant to the manager) Dwight Schrute, a pompous, anti-social jerk, inexplicably starts acting nice to everyone. Later it is discovered to be the effect of a concussion Dwight suffered as a result of a car crash earlier in the episode.
31st Dec '15 4:59:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Community}}'' - on Abed's birthday, Jeff meets him at a fancy restaurant, meaning to divert him to a 'Pulp Fiction' themed party his friends have arranged, but finds him acting oddly sociable and claiming to be over pop culture. [[spoiler: It turns out he's just 'doing' another movie scenario, 'My Dinner with Andre'.]]

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* ''{{Community}}'' ''Series/{{Community}}'' - on Abed's birthday, Jeff meets him at a fancy restaurant, meaning to divert him to a 'Pulp Fiction' themed party his friends have arranged, but finds him acting oddly sociable and claiming to be over pop culture. [[spoiler: It turns out he's just 'doing' another movie scenario, 'My Dinner with Andre'.]]
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