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18th May '17 6:53:37 PM WanderingBrowser
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* A variety of [[WitchSpecies Hag]] introduced in the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3rd edition "Oriental Adventures" sourcebook can't shapeshift like other hags; instead, she skins women and wears their hides to assume their forms.
** In the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' setting, one of the local monsters is the Skin-thief, a sort of bear/wolf-man with eight clawed fingers to each hand who flays humans so they can wear the skins as disguises. According to "Van Richten's Guide to the Walking Dead", some Dread Revenants have a similar ability. Subverted with the Red Men of Falkovnia; ghoul-like walking dead created when somebody is killed by flaying. They also skin people and plaster the skin on their own raw tissue, but this is an impulse to try and soothe the pain of their existence, much like the hunger of conventional ghouls, rather than a deliberate attempt at disguise.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has several monsters who do this, including an undead monster called the Ecorche and the Blood Hag.
* One ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' adventure includes doppelganger-like monsters whose natural form is of skinless humans and who need to steal the skins from other people to assume their shapes.
13th May '17 12:06:59 PM nombretomado
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* The Soultaker from ''LimboOfTheLost'' stole [[spoiler:the Mayor of Darkmere]]'s skin to hide itself from the populace.

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* The Soultaker from ''LimboOfTheLost'' ''VideoGame/LimboOfTheLost'' stole [[spoiler:the Mayor of Darkmere]]'s skin to hide itself from the populace.
23rd Oct '16 1:47:40 PM WillKeaton
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* This is the central concept of [[http://storiesyouplay.com/44/ 44]], in which the [=PCs=] are people who've had a close relative or friend replaced by a robot, and the GM controls the Section 44 conspiracy. Brilliantly, player characters can be replaced during the game, and join the GM on the bad guy side.

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* This is the central concept of [[http://storiesyouplay.com/44/ 44]], 44,]] in which the [=PCs=] are people who've had a close relative or friend replaced by a robot, and the GM controls the Section 44 conspiracy. Brilliantly, player characters can be replaced during the game, and join the GM on the bad guy side.



* WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck had an episode with alien cabbages. The cabbages would sprout a clone, then the cabbage would devour and capture the original.

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* WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' had an episode with alien cabbages. The cabbages would sprout a clone, then the cabbage would devour and capture the original.
24th Aug '16 9:40:37 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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A SubTrope of FaceStealer. See also DeadPersonImpersonation and YouAreWhoYouEat.

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A SubTrope of FaceStealer. See also DeadPersonImpersonation DeadPersonImpersonation, KillAndReplace, and YouAreWhoYouEat.
1st May '16 5:47:57 AM erforce
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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'':

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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'':''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'':
14th Jan '16 4:02:42 PM Piando
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28th Nov '15 4:30:43 PM Berrenta
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Unfortunately, there's a problem. [[DemonicPossession Because you're a physical being,]] you can't [[BodySnatcher flat-out possess someone]]. Even if you can [[VoluntaryShapeShifting shape-shift]] into a perfect replica of a human, you can't just integrate yourself into normal human society, [[UndeadTaxExemption without any form of identity.]] Sooner or later you'll get the cops on your tail, and all ''they'' need to do is put you through a metal detector and it's Game Over. Even perfectly imitating a real individual will cause problems [[SpotTheImposter if the original]] [[BecauseImJonesy shows up]].

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Unfortunately, there's a problem. [[DemonicPossession Because you're a physical being,]] you can't [[BodySnatcher flat-out possess someone]]. Even if you can [[VoluntaryShapeShifting shape-shift]] into a perfect replica of a human, you can't just integrate yourself into normal human society, [[UndeadTaxExemption without any form of identity.]] Sooner or later you'll get the cops on your tail, and all ''they'' need to do is put you through a metal detector and it's Game Over. Even perfectly imitating a real individual will cause problems [[SpotTheImposter if the original]] [[BecauseImJonesy [[ConfrontingYourImposter shows up]].
15th Nov '15 11:29:00 AM nombretomado
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* In ''RomSpaceknight,'' Dire Wraiths don't ''have'' to kill the people they replace, but they prefer to for obvious reasons. Their preferred method is to [[NightmareFuel drill their tongue into the victim's brain to absorb his memories.]]

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* In ''RomSpaceknight,'' ''ComicBook/RomSpaceknight,'' Dire Wraiths don't ''have'' to kill the people they replace, but they prefer to for obvious reasons. Their preferred method is to [[NightmareFuel drill their tongue into the victim's brain to absorb his memories.]]
14th Oct '15 3:56:23 PM StFan
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* The Archaeologists in ''RequiemChevalierVampire'' are resurrected with no skin and have to spend most of their time floating in tanks; when one of them needs to venture outside their servants promptly flay some poor schmuck alive (with lots of screaming and thankfully some discretion shots) so the master can wear their skin.

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* The Archaeologists in ''RequiemChevalierVampire'' ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'' are resurrected with no skin and have to spend most of their time floating in tanks; when one of them needs to venture outside their servants promptly flay some poor schmuck alive (with lots of screaming and thankfully some discretion shots) so the master can wear their skin.
24th Aug '15 7:37:33 PM BattleMaster
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** Which leads to FridgeHorror when one considers 'Alice', the Pretender - whose alt mode was a human woman.

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** Which leads to FridgeHorror when one considers 'Alice', the Pretender - whose alt mode was a human woman. (She was actually an animatronic character from an amusement park.)
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