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14th Jan '18 6:14:31 PM MikeW
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* On ''Series/{{Bones}}'', Arastoo talks in a thick accent, often in Iranian or very broken English. During an examination, everyone is ignoring his attempts to break in until Arastoo suddenly shouts out and proceeds to detail his findings in perfect, non-accented English. He explains to their shock that he was worried a devout Muslim among a bunch of scientists would get grief for it and thus took on this act to fit in. He apologizes to Brennan but she responds by relating she knew from the start it was an act as she found it odd an Iranian would speak English with a Jordanian accent. She just didn't see any reason to bring it up.
10th Jan '18 11:06:29 AM Gravidef
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* "Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up?," a classic episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'', features a strange spacecraft crash-landing in a lake, and mysterious tracks leading to a nearby diner, where eight people (seven, plus the driver) who've just gotten off a bus are waiting out a snowstorm. When the cops arrive, they realize that only ''six'' people got on the bus...which means that one of the patrons is an alien shapeshifter. The suspects all proceed to run this trope through the gamut: a young couple begins looking for blemishes on each other, while the officers ask questions about who won the World Series the previous year. [[spoiler: An arrogant businessman turns out to be the alien, but he manages to elude detection by using his powers to place a phone call saying the roads are safe to travel on, which ends up killing everyone else. It's then revealed that there were ''two'' aliens in the diner--the [[TheDogWasTheMastermind nondescript waiter who served everyone]] comes from Venus, and his people will be invading shortly.]]
29th Dec '17 6:01:16 PM DirtyHarry44Magnum
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* In ''VideoGame/TreasurePlanetBattleAtProcyon'' this happens in mission 11, where the player encounters two ships claiming to be commanded by [[spoiler:John Silver]], and must work out which is the real one and shoot the imposter.

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* In ''VideoGame/TreasurePlanetBattleAtProcyon'' this happens in mission Mission 11, where the player encounters two ships claiming to be commanded by [[spoiler:John Silver]], and must work out which is the real one and shoot the imposter.
29th Dec '17 6:00:44 PM DirtyHarry44Magnum
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* In ''VideoGame/TreasurePlanetBattleAtProcyon'' this happens in mission 11, where the player encounters two ships claiming to be commanded by [[spoiler:John Silver]], and must work out which is the real one and shoot the imposter.
23rd Dec '17 7:49:55 PM JackG
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* ''Series/ThePrisoner1967''.
** Subverted in "Checkmate". Number Six is able to identify the guards posing as prisoners in the Village by detecting their subconscious arrogance (e.g. by asking for help with a simple task, the guard would abruptly tell him to do it himself and walk off). Thus he's able to assemble a team of genuine prisoners and plan an escape. Unfortunately the prisoners apply the same technique to Number Six and assume that he's an AgentProvocateur trying to entrap them.
** When Number Six poses as his own {{Doppelganger}} in "The Schizoid Man", he's caught using the Something Only They Would Know trick.
8th Dec '17 8:33:17 PM Kazmahu
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* Happens in ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaReBirth1'' when Financier has to show the people of Lowee which of two identical copies of Blanc is the real one, so she publically quizzes them about Blanc's fanfiction. One copy answers the questions perfectly. The other gets defensive, and then starts loudly swearing at everyone present. The people instantly recognize the genuine article's short fuse, colorful vocabulary, and embarrassing hobbies.

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* Happens A variant happens in ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaReBirth1'' when ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaReBirth1''. Financier has to show the people of Lowee knows which of two identical copies copy of Blanc is the real one, but has to publicly prove it so she publically quizzes Blanc gets her [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly shares]] back. Her solution is to bring both Blancs to the town square and quiz them about Blanc's on her fanfiction. One copy answers the questions perfectly. The other gets defensive, avoids giving straight answers, and then starts loudly swearing at everyone present. The people instantly recognize the genuine article's short fuse, colorful vocabulary, and embarrassing hobbies.
4th Dec '17 6:04:37 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In a ''ComicBook/RichieRich'' comic book story, Mr. Rich is replaced with an impostor, and when the real Mr. Rich stands beside his impostor, both claiming to be the real Mr. Rich, they are both tested by lighting up a pipe and smoking it. The real Mr. Rich does this without any problem, but the impostor ends up coughing when he inhales from the pipe.



* In an episode of ''ComicBook/RichieRich'', an imposter impersonates Dollar, the dog. In an attempt to determine who is who, they present both dogs with a bowl of dog food. The imposter forces himself to eat it, and is promptly exposed. What he didn't realize was that the real Dollar is much too spoiled to eat common dog food.
** In another story, Mr. Rich is replaced with an impostor, and when the real Mr. Rich stands beside his impostor, both claiming to be the real Mr. Rich, they are both tested by lighting up a pipe and smoking it. The real Mr. Rich does this without any problem, but the impostor ends up coughing when he inhales from the pipe.

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* In an episode of the AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/RichieRich'', an imposter impersonates Dollar, the dog. In an attempt to determine who is who, they present both dogs with a bowl of dog food. The imposter forces himself to eat it, and is promptly exposed. What he didn't realize was that the real Dollar is much too spoiled to eat common dog food.
** In another story, Mr. Rich is replaced with an impostor, and when the real Mr. Rich stands beside his impostor, both claiming to be the real Mr. Rich, they are both tested by lighting up a pipe and smoking it. The real Mr. Rich does this without any problem, but the impostor ends up coughing when he inhales from the pipe.
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4th Dec '17 6:02:58 AM VicGeorge2011
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** In another story, Mr. Rich is replaced with an impostor, and when the real Mr. Rich stands beside his impostor, both claiming to be the real Mr. Rich, they are both tested by lighting up a pipe and smoking it. The real Mr. Rich does this without any problem, but the impostor ends up coughing when he inhales from the pipe.
28th Nov '17 4:03:31 AM nighttrainfm
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-->'''Captain Black:''' Now that's just hurtful.

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-->'''Captain Black:''' Now that's just hurtful.Geez, Jackie, I thought we were pretty good friends.
27th Nov '17 10:58:37 PM Kazmahu
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* Happens in ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaReBirth1'' when Financier has to show the people of Lowee which of two identical copies of Blanc is the real one, so she publically quizzes them about Blanc's fanfiction. One copy answers the questions perfectly. The other gets defensive, and then starts loudly swearing at everyone present. The people instantly recognize the genuine article's short fuse, colorful vocabulary, and embarrassing hobbies.
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