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15th Jul '16 2:41:59 PM Enkida
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* In ''Fanfic/MementoVivere'', a VideoGame/FinalFantasyX fanfiction, Rikku’s “goggles will do it” theory in Luca.
11th Jul '16 7:42:11 PM Gravidef
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* In the music video for "Paparazzi," Creator/LadyGaga first appears as a platinum-blonde woman wearing outlandish outfits. After being murdered by her boyfriend, she seeks revenge by coming back into his life and killing him and the entire staff of his mansion. To do this, she dons the brilliant disguise of...platinum blonde hair and an outlandish outfit. Of course, this could be deliberate, as the video seems to be an attack on the public who eagerly cast away old stars to embrace newer, similar ones.
5th Jul '16 5:01:54 AM NNinja
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*** In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', another character, [[spoiler:the international master spy only known as the "phantom" has disguised himself as a police officer named "Bobby Fulbright" (he killed the real one) and even has a mask of Phoenix' face. Unlike Tigre, he pulls the act very well, even imitating his voice. And phantom is a far greater menace to society in comparison to Tigre (a loan shark who solely relies on intimidation vs an international master spy '''incapacable of feeling emotions like normal people'''.]]
26th Mar '16 4:14:09 PM StarTropes
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* The crocs do this often in ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine''. They never fool anyone.
13th Mar '16 10:13:52 AM Nulono
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->''"Mr. Burns, it '''was''' naive of you to think I'd mistake this town's most prominent 104-year-old man for one of my elementary school students."''

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->''"Mr. Burns, it '''was''' naive naïve of you to think I'd mistake this town's most prominent 104-year-old man for one of my elementary school students."''
8th Feb '16 2:54:36 PM Natty
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* In ''VisualNovel/HalloweenOtome'', it's downplayed (especially in the case of The Count), but Emma and Mr. Bandages hair (in length/style and colour, respectively) are striking enough that Emma should have recognized one of the guys, or vice versa.
19th Jan '16 11:32:32 AM Xlsfd
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*** In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', another character, [[spoiler:the international master spy only known as the "phantom" has disguised himself as a police officer named "Bobby Fulbright" (he killed the real one) and even has a mask of Phoenix' face. Unlike Tigre, he pulls the act very well, even imitating his voice. And phantom is a far greater menace to society in comparison to Tigre (a loan shark who solely relies on intimidation vs an international master spy '''incapacable of feeling emotions like normal people'''.]]



* In ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'''s "Safe" ending, [[spoiler:Junpei pulls one on Ace, revealing the latter as the villain. Justified in that Ace suffers from prosopagnosia (better explained in the Real Life subpage) and cannot tell faces apart at all, which means Junpei only needed to get the clothes of another "player" to impersonate that person successfully.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'''s ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors''' "Safe" ending, [[spoiler:Junpei pulls one on Ace, revealing the latter as the villain. Justified in that Ace suffers from prosopagnosia (better explained in the Real Life subpage) and cannot tell faces apart at all, which means Junpei only needed to get the clothes of another "player" to impersonate that person successfully.]]
15th Jan '16 2:39:48 PM Anddrix
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The external reason for the flimsy disguise may be that the creators want to signal the presence of a disguise to the audience before the other characters catch on (a sort of ReverseWhodunnit). Sometimes, the character may also be a SpecialGuest the director wants to get their money out of. All the same, you often get TheReveal staged in such a way to make it clear that the director really thought [[ViewersAreMorons you wouldn't have worked it out by now]]. For the more perceptive viewers, it's a case of TheUntwist.

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The external reason for the flimsy disguise may be that the creators want to signal the presence of a disguise to the audience before the other characters catch on (a sort of ReverseWhodunnit). Sometimes, the character may also be a SpecialGuest the director wants to get their money out of. All the same, you often get TheReveal staged in such a way to make it clear that the director really thought [[ViewersAreMorons you wouldn't have worked it out by now]].now. For the more perceptive viewers, it's a case of TheUntwist.
8th Jan '16 8:37:35 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Parodied and Averted in a ''ComicStrip/{{Heathcliff}}'' strip where Heathcliff goes trick or treating on Halloween [[{{Irony}} wearing a devil costume]]:
-->'''Fish store owner:''' Heathcliff! I recognized you right away!
13th Nov '15 10:41:59 PM Morgenthaler
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* PaperThinDisguise/Advertising

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* PaperThinDisguise/AdvertisingPaperThinDisguise/{{Advertising}}
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