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6th Aug '16 7:19:58 AM Nikumubeki
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* Notorious spy Robert Hanssen was finally caught when the FBI, which had focused in on a different person as the suspect, obtained a voice recording of the spy and the agent who listened to the tape recognized Hanssen's voice.

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* Notorious spy Robert Hanssen was finally caught when the FBI, which had focused in on a different person as the suspect, obtained a voice recording of the spy and the agent who listened to the tape recognized Hanssen's voice.voice (granted that his voice was only recognized after [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay someone recognized a racial slur he had made]]).
15th Apr '16 2:02:40 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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In short, this is when a familiar voice reveals the identity of a character in a moment that is shocking to the audience and/or other character(s). See also HeyItsThatVoice, where the audience recognizes the voice actor.

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In short, this is when a familiar voice reveals the identity of a character in a moment that is shocking to the audience and/or other character(s). See also HeyItsThatVoice, where the audience recognizes the voice actor.
18th Mar '16 4:54:41 PM MarkLungo
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* Late in ''Anime/{{Monster}}'': Eva Heinemann realizes that [[spoiler:her lawyer's partner is in fact "Roberto", a former hit man working for Johann who'd been her lover before trying to kill her]]. She'd spoken to him over the phone once or twice, but when she heard his voice in person, it hit her like a ton of bricks.

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* Late in ''Anime/{{Monster}}'': ''Manga/{{Monster}}'': Eva Heinemann realizes that [[spoiler:her lawyer's partner is in fact "Roberto", a former hit man working for Johann who'd been her lover before trying to kill her]]. She'd spoken to him over the phone once or twice, but when she heard his voice in person, it hit her like a ton of bricks.



* In the {{Tintin}} book ''Recap/TintinLandOfBlackGold'', Tintin wonders about the saboteur leader's voice. It turns out to be Dr. J.W. Muller from ''Recap/TintinTheBlackIsland''.

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* In the {{Tintin}} ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' book ''Recap/TintinLandOfBlackGold'', Tintin wonders about the saboteur leader's voice. It turns out to be Dr. J.W. Muller from ''Recap/TintinTheBlackIsland''.
18th Mar '16 4:49:32 PM MarkLungo
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* Happens in ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' when Kitty Winter hears the voice of [[spoiler:Del Gruner, Watson's new boss]]--and realizes that's he's the SerialKiller and rapist who victimized her (and many other women, none of whom survived).
16th Mar '16 2:06:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* An episode of ''MarriedWithChildren'' has the NO MA'AM men horrified beyond belief when Peggy's horrifically obese mother demonstrates that she is the voice behind "Butter", the phone sex girl they'd been talking to.

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* An episode of ''MarriedWithChildren'' ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' has the NO MA'AM men horrified beyond belief when Peggy's horrifically obese mother demonstrates that she is the voice behind "Butter", the phone sex girl they'd been talking to.
7th Jan '16 7:19:19 PM bwburke94
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* ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' does this rather a lot, especially for TomatoSurprise reasons:
** In "Jubilee", a pair of interrogators are torturing a creature in the Tower of London, and it refuses to talk. The torturers beg it to 'speak', but it doesn't make a sound (only, eventually, a scream). We only hear it talking when the Doctor goes in to communicate with it and it suddenly shouts, "[[AC:[[RoboSpeak The Doctor is an enemy of the Daleks. He must be exterminated.]]]]"
** "The Holy Terror" concerns a [[GooGooGodlike child god]] with a face that the one-shot companion, Eugene, claims to have seen before. In order to determine who the child is, the Doctor asks it to talk in a lower voice 'like adults do'. As its voice decreases in pitch and ages we realise it's the voice of Eugene.
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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek Dalek]]", an adaptation of the audioplay ''Jubilee'' (listed below), steals the introduction of the titular monster. It works even better on camera due to [[ActionFigureSpeech the way that Daleks emote]].

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek Dalek]]", an adaptation of the audioplay audio play ''Jubilee'' (listed below), above), steals the introduction of the titular monster. It works even better on camera due to [[ActionFigureSpeech the way that Daleks emote]].



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* In the Series/DoctorWho audio adventure starring Creator/ColinBaker "The Holy Terror" the Doctor forces a RealityWarper EnfantTerrible to adjust his age (and thus voice) to match up with his father's, thus revealing to the Doctor the key to the plot.
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* ''TotallySpies'' episode "Miss Spirit Fingers (Jazz Hands' Return - Part 2)": While Alex and Clover are eavesdropping on a conversation between the villain Jazz Hands and Miss Spirit Fingers, they notice that Miss Fingers has the same voice as Sam. They realize that Sam is masquerading as Miss Spirit Fingers and (wrongly) conclude that Sam has defected and joined Jazz Hands.

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* ''TotallySpies'' ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' episode "Miss Spirit Fingers (Jazz Hands' Return - Part 2)": While Alex and Clover are eavesdropping on a conversation between the villain Jazz Hands and Miss Spirit Fingers, they notice that Miss Fingers has the same voice as Sam. They realize that Sam is masquerading as Miss Spirit Fingers and (wrongly) conclude that Sam has defected and joined Jazz Hands.



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* AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho does this rather a lot, especially for TomatoSurprise reasons:
** In "Jubilee", a pair of interrogators are torturing a creature in the Tower of London, and it refuses to talk. The torturers beg it to 'speak', but it doesn't make a sound (only, eventually, a scream). We only hear it talking when the Doctor goes in to communicate with it and it suddenly shouts, "[[RoboSpeak THE DOCTOR IS AN ENEMY OF THE DALEKS. HE MUST BE EXTERMINATED.]]"
** "The Holy Terror" concerns a [[GooGooGodlike child god]] with a face that the one-shot companion, Eugene, claims to have seen before. In order to determine who the child is, the Doctor asks it to talk in a lower voice 'like adults do'. As its voice decreases in pitch and ages we realise it's the voice of Eugene.
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31st Oct '15 5:20:41 AM lalalei2001
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BarbieSpySquad'', Barbie and Teresa are flabbergasted when the apparently American Auntie Zoe reveals herself to be a British secret agent.
18th Oct '15 8:56:19 PM BigKlingy
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* The big reveal of Chaptain Schwann's identity in 'VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' comes when you hear him speak for the first time, [[spoiler: and his voice is unmistakably that of Raven, one of your party members.]] As stated on the WhamLine page, the line is a Wham not for the line itself, but the voice it's said in.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' has an interesting inversion. One of the main reasons the protagonist, Ludger, is a HeroicMime is to avoid giving away that he shares a voice with [[spoiler: Victor, one of the game's major antagonists. Victor turns out to be his [[AlternateSelf alternate-universe counterpart]].]]
26th Aug '15 7:12:55 PM nombretomado
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* Twice on ''TheMuppetShow'' a mysterious character appears with a mask - a black knight in one episode, a [[Film/StarWars Darth Vader]] parody on another. But when the character speaks, it is clear by his distictive voice that it's Gonzo. That and [[GagNose the nose]].

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* Twice on ''TheMuppetShow'' ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' a mysterious character appears with a mask - a black knight in one episode, a [[Film/StarWars Darth Vader]] parody on another. But when the character speaks, it is clear by his distictive voice that it's Gonzo. That and [[GagNose the nose]].
11th Jul '15 1:49:22 AM Chabal2
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** In ''Discworld/TheTruth'', William discovers the identity of the mastermind ([[spoiler:his father]]) not by his voice but by his favorite quote which he gives out ad nauseam captured on a recording device.
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