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4th Jul '16 1:07:48 AM Morgenthaler
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** Done by [[{{TheObiwan}} Obi Wan Kenobi]] in the original film, using his real last name, and the nickname "Ben".

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** Done by [[{{TheObiwan}} Obi Wan Kenobi]] Kenobi in the original film, using his real last name, and the nickname "Ben".
1st Jul '16 7:50:01 PM nombretomado
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* In AndreNorton's ''A Prince Commands'', Michael uses this while passing himself off as the American friend of the prince.
* In the sequels to ''EndersGame'', Ender simply goes by his given name of Andrew Wiggin. He is secretive about the fact that he's the same Andrew Wiggin who killed off the Bugger race thousands of years ago, but everyone thinks of that boy as "Ender," and the name "Andrew Wiggin" doesn't ring a bell for them. The few who do recognize the name assume his parents chose poorly when naming him.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''A Prince Commands'', Michael uses this while passing himself off as the American friend of the prince.
* In the sequels to ''EndersGame'', ''Literature/EndersGame'', Ender simply goes by his given name of Andrew Wiggin. He is secretive about the fact that he's the same Andrew Wiggin who killed off the Bugger race thousands of years ago, but everyone thinks of that boy as "Ender," and the name "Andrew Wiggin" doesn't ring a bell for them. The few who do recognize the name assume his parents chose poorly when naming him.
25th Jun '16 5:31:08 PM nombretomado
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** Similarly, ComicBook/{{Mystique}} often posed as a secret service agent named Raven Darkholme in her early days. Turns out that's her real name. Amusingly, the AnimatedAdaptation of DaysOfFuturePast (with some of Bishop's future thrown in) has a woman looking just like the Raven Darkholme identity, whom Mystique copied, tied up, but ''deliberately left alive'' to be a witness to "Gambit" assassinating Senator Kelly. Presumably, this came before the revelation in the comics that Mystique was the "real" Raven Darkholme.

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** Similarly, ComicBook/{{Mystique}} often posed as a secret service agent named Raven Darkholme in her early days. Turns out that's her real name. Amusingly, the AnimatedAdaptation of DaysOfFuturePast ComicBook/DaysOfFuturePast (with some of Bishop's future thrown in) has a woman looking just like the Raven Darkholme identity, whom Mystique copied, tied up, but ''deliberately left alive'' to be a witness to "Gambit" assassinating Senator Kelly. Presumably, this came before the revelation in the comics that Mystique was the "real" Raven Darkholme.
6th May '16 6:39:24 PM nombretomado
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* Frank, the first NPC you meet in [[GaiaOnline zOMG!]], is actually [[spoiler:Labtech 123]]; no official statement has been made, but the general assumption is that "Frank" is in fact his real name.

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* Frank, the first NPC you meet in [[GaiaOnline zOMG!]], ''[[Website/GaiaOnline zOMG!]]'', is actually [[spoiler:Labtech 123]]; no official statement has been made, but the general assumption is that "Frank" is in fact his real name.
13th Apr '16 2:21:26 PM WillKeaton
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** Pretty much confirmed by one of the H2k10 [=NPCs=], who has mentioned him by name.

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** Pretty much confirmed by one of the H2k10 [=H2k10=] [=NPCs=], who has mentioned him by name.
13th Apr '16 2:20:33 PM WillKeaton
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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fanfic "[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/241889 The Brain Thief]]", Samuel Ramkin Vimes, Viscount of Oxbury and heir to the Duke of Ankh, introduces himself to a girl he meets as Sam Ramkin, thinking "It wasn't, technically, a lie." The girl, meanwhile, is studying midwifery at the Free Hospital as Meg Garlick, rather than Princess Esmeralda Margaret Note Spelling of Lancre.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fanfic "[[http://archiveofourown.[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/241889 The "The Brain Thief]]", Thief,"]] Samuel Ramkin Vimes, Viscount of Oxbury and heir to the Duke of Ankh, introduces himself to a girl he meets as Sam Ramkin, thinking "It wasn't, technically, a lie." The girl, meanwhile, is studying midwifery at the Free Hospital as Meg Garlick, rather than Princess Esmeralda Margaret Note Spelling of Lancre.
10th Apr '16 8:44:12 AM Nazetrime
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* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', WordOfGod states that Saphir's player is doing this (the actual reveal of the fact came out looking like a SuddenNameChange). She's using her middle name Pénélope for the public and her guildmates, but her real name is Elena. The reason for which she uses an alias has not been explicitly stated, but it may have something to do with her having a real-world job and social life when she requires her guild's new recruits to have neither of these to be able to be full-time players.
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7th Apr '16 11:35:09 AM DaibhidC
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* SpiderMan was cloned, and the clone retained all of Peter's memories, to the point where he originally believed that he was the real one. Eventually the cloned Peter takes the name [[ComicBook/ScarletSpider Ben Reilly]], derived from Peter's middle name and his mother's maiden name (which helps facilitate the story that the two are [[StrongFamilyResemblance oddly identical]] cousins).

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* SpiderMan was cloned, and the clone retained all of Peter's memories, to the point where he originally believed that he was the real one. Eventually the cloned Peter takes the name [[ComicBook/ScarletSpider Ben Reilly]], derived from Peter's middle name and his mother's Aunt May's maiden name (which helps facilitate the story that the two are [[StrongFamilyResemblance oddly identical]] cousins).cousins, as long as [[FridgeLogic no-one thinks too closely]] about Peter and May's actual relationship).
7th Apr '16 8:23:44 AM howdotheyriseup
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Gil is trying to get the attention of the crowd so that his father will know not to attack [[MalevolentArchitecture Castle Heterodyne]] while he's in there, but unfortunately they [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20081103#.VwZyifkrLIV don't seem to take his declaration]] that he's ''the'' Gilgamesh Wulfenbach seriously. He runs with it, pretending to be an actor pretending to be Gilgamesh Wulfenbach, and [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20081105#.VwZ0S_krLIU turns the whole thing into a massive performance]] and everyone thinks it's hilarious until he [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20081110#.VwZ01PkrLIU starts blowing things up.]] They still end up thinking it's a pretty good show, though, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20081112#.VwZ1Q_krLIU especially after Zeetha joins in.]]
** A partial version occurs with Agatha - when she's hiding from people who want to capture her because she's a Heterodyne, she hides out in a [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20041022#.VwZ6GfkrLIU Heterodyne show,]] playing the part of her mother while her love interest plays her father. She's [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050511#.VwZ7oPkrLIU fully aware of the awkwardness.]]
30th Mar '16 5:09:10 AM TheUsualSuspect
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* In ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', Sophie Devereaux once had to conjuer an alias from nowhere or risk losing the mark, so she introduces herself as the Duchess of Hanover. She assures the rest of the team that "this identity is very well backed up" but the mark isn't convinced. He arranges to introduce her to someone who's known the real Duchess since childhood. While the rest of the team are convinced that Sophie's cover is blown, the Duchess's aunt takes one look at Sophie and says.... "Why Charlotte, it's so good to see you."

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* In ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', Sophie Devereaux once had to conjuer an alias from nowhere or risk losing the mark, so she introduces herself as the Duchess of Hanover. She assures the rest of the team that "this identity is very well backed up" but the mark isn't convinced. He arranges to introduce her to someone who's known the real Duchess since childhood.for a very long time. While the rest of the team are convinced that Sophie's cover is blown, the Duchess's aunt takes one look at Sophie and says.... "Why Charlotte, it's so good to see you."you". It's never made clear if this is Sophie's real identity but it's the oldest one revealed on the show.
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