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5th Mar '18 8:36:27 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/FinalJustice'', Palermo places pillows under the bed covers to fool Geronimo when Geronimo invades his bedroom in the mansion.
20th Feb '18 8:59:22 PM MisterBeeg
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* The Dodos in ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'' were able to sneak into the rocket to Mars by leaving behind fake dummies of themselves back on Earth.
30th Jan '18 3:47:01 AM JackG
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* Suspected CIA agents in the Soviet Union would find themselves under [[IncrediblyObviousTail intensive overt surveillance]] by the KGB. To enable an agent to slip away and empty a DeadDrop or meet an asset, two agents would be in a car and as it turned a corner, one agent would jump out and a [[ShoePhone dummy on a spring contraption]] would pop up in the car seat. The trick relied on split-second timing and a KGB follow team made complacent by months of following the agents who'd make a point of never doing anything to shake them. Ironically the same trick was later used by a CIA agent who defected to the Soviet Union; he improvised a rig involving a blow-up sex doll.

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* Suspected CIA agents in the Soviet Union would find themselves under [[IncrediblyObviousTail intensive overt surveillance]] by the KGB. To enable an agent to slip away and empty a DeadDrop or meet an asset, [[TheInformer asset]], two agents would be in a car and as it turned a corner, one agent would jump out and a [[ShoePhone dummy on a spring contraption]] would pop up in the car seat. The trick relied on split-second timing and a KGB follow team made complacent by months of following the agents who'd make a point of never doing anything to shake them. Ironically the same trick was later used by a CIA agent who defected to the Soviet Union; he improvised a rig involving a blow-up sex doll.
30th Jan '18 3:46:34 AM JackG
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* Suspected CIA agents in the Soviet Union would find themselves under [[IncrediblyObviousTail intensive overt surveillance]] by the KGB. To enable an agent to slip away and empty a dead drop or meet an asset, two agents would be in a car and as it turned a corner, one agent would jump out and a [[ShoePhone dummy on a spring contraption]] would pop up in the car seat. The trick relied on split-second timing and a KGB follow team made complacent by months of following the agents who'd make a point of never doing anything to shake them. Ironically the same trick was later used by a CIA agent who defected to the Soviet Union; he improvised a rig involving a blow-up sex doll.

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* Suspected CIA agents in the Soviet Union would find themselves under [[IncrediblyObviousTail intensive overt surveillance]] by the KGB. To enable an agent to slip away and empty a dead drop DeadDrop or meet an asset, two agents would be in a car and as it turned a corner, one agent would jump out and a [[ShoePhone dummy on a spring contraption]] would pop up in the car seat. The trick relied on split-second timing and a KGB follow team made complacent by months of following the agents who'd make a point of never doing anything to shake them. Ironically the same trick was later used by a CIA agent who defected to the Soviet Union; he improvised a rig involving a blow-up sex doll.
20th Jan '18 4:30:24 AM JackG
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* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_R.N. Albert R.N.]]'', based on the RealLife case mentioned below, where a dummy was used to fool the guards on the parade head count in a WW2 prisoner of war camp.

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* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_R.''Albert R.N. '' (1953). The eponymous Albert R.N.]]'', is a dummy built by British prisoners of war to fool the head count done by their German guards, based on the RealLife case mentioned below, where a dummy was used to fool the guards on the parade head count in a WW2 prisoner of war camp.below.
20th Jan '18 4:25:54 AM JackG
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* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_R.N. Albert R.N.]]'', based on the RealLife case mentioned below, where a dummy was used to fool the guards on the parade head count in a WW2 prisoner of war camp.


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* During WW2 prisoners of war would be called on parade and counted by the guards every day, so in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlag_und_Milag_Nord Marlag-Milag]] prison camp several naval officers constructed a dummy they called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_R.N.#Historical_background Albert, R.N.]] that could be held in line to fool the guards.
20th Dec '17 12:45:19 PM bitemytail
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''Literature/TheBible'' Features an instance of this when David tries yet another time to escape a murder attempt at the hands of Saul.His wife Michal warns him about Saul's plan. After David escapes through the window, she takes the house idol and dresses it up in clothes. She covers its head with goat hair and lies it in the bed. When Saul's messengers come, she tells them that he is sick. This doesn't deter Saul. He asks the messengers to bring David to him bed and all so he can kill him in it at which point the ruse is discovered.

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* ''Literature/TheBible'' Features an instance of this when David tries yet another time to escape a murder attempt at the hands of Saul.His wife Michal warns him about Saul's plan. After David escapes through the window, she takes the house idol and dresses it up in clothes. She covers its head with goat hair and lies it in the bed. When Saul's messengers come, she tells them that he is sick. This doesn't deter Saul. He asks the messengers to bring David to him bed and all so he can kill him in it at which point the ruse is discovered.
8th Dec '17 9:18:29 PM Benthelame
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''Literature/TheBible'' Features an instance of this when David tries yet another time to escape a murder attempt at the hands of Saul.His wife Michal warns him about Saul's plan. After David escapes through the window, she takes the house idol and dresses it up in clothes. She covers its head with goat hair and lies it in the bed. When Saul's messengers come, she tells them that he is sick. This doesn't deter Saul. He asks the messengers to bring David to him bed and all so he can kill him in it at which point the ruse is discovered.
--> '''1 Samuel 19:11-15'''
--> 11 Then Saul sent messengers to David’s house to watch for him, so that he might kill him in the morning. But Michal, David’s wife, told him, “If you do not save your life tonight, tomorrow you will be killed.” 12 So Michal let David down through the window, and he fled and escaped. 13 And Michal took the household idol and laid it on the bed, put a pillow of goats’ hair at its head, and covered it with clothes. 14 And when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, “He is sick.” 15 Then Saul sent the messengers [again] to see David, saying, “Bring him up to me on his bed [if necessary], so that I may kill him.” 16 When the messengers came in, there was the household idol on the bed with a quilt of goats’ hair at its head.
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30th Aug '17 6:49:02 PM nombretomado
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* Mary Ann from ''TheBabysittersClub'' tries this at camp, using a cantaloupe as the head. It doesn't fool the counselors whatsoever, though she does impress the other counselors-in-training, which was was what she was trying to do in the first place.

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* Mary Ann from ''TheBabysittersClub'' ''Literature/TheBabysittersClub'' tries this at camp, using a cantaloupe as the head. It doesn't fool the counselors whatsoever, though she does impress the other counselors-in-training, which was was what she was trying to do in the first place.
21st Aug '17 8:08:57 PM PaulA
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* In one of the ''[[Creator/MercedesLackey Doubled Edge]]'' novels, Rhoslyn needs to go Underhill while seeming to stay in the mortal world. She arranges a couple pillows under her blanket ... and then casts an illusion of her sleeping mortal disguise on the pillows.

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* In one of the ''[[Creator/MercedesLackey Doubled Edge]]'' Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Doubled Edge'' novels, Rhoslyn needs to go Underhill while seeming to stay in the mortal world. She arranges a couple pillows under her blanket ... and then casts an illusion of her sleeping mortal disguise on the pillows.
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