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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In the episode "Let's Play [[Literature/HarryPotter Happy Rotter]]", [[spoiler: Mr. Cat uses a magic spell to make himself look just like Quack Quack. Bad Kaeloo doesn't know who to beat up. She then remembers that by mentioning a certain detail from a book series, she can send the real Quack Quack into TroubledFetalPosition and identify the impostor.]]
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* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Imitation Krabs", where [=SpongeBob=] can't distinguish between Mr. Krabs and Plankton's robotic replica of Krabs -- despite the fact that one is [[PaperThinDisguise clearly a robot]], complete with {{Robospeak}}, though [=SpongeBob=] did get weirded out by the Robot's "Metal Pants". [=SpongeBob=] asks poorly chosen questions that (he thinks) only the real Mr. Krabs would know. Krabs, however, fails to answer the first two correctly because Plankton beat him to it, and is thrown out.

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* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Imitation Krabs", where [=SpongeBob=] can't distinguish between Mr. Krabs and Plankton's robotic replica of Krabs -- despite the fact that one is [[PaperThinDisguise clearly a robot]], complete with {{Robospeak}}, though [=SpongeBob=] did get weirded out by the Robot's "Metal Pants". Pants." [=SpongeBob=] asks poorly chosen gives the two Krabs a series of questions that (he thinks) he thinks only the real Mr. Krabs would know. Krabs, however, fails to answer the The first two correctly because Plankton beat him are generic questions that anyone who's been to it, the Krusty Krab can answer and Robot Krabs answers them both. The third question is thrown out.one that is so complicated that even the real Krabs can't answer.
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* Subverted in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' when [[spoiler:Mustang and Hawkeye]] are confronting [[spoiler: Envy. Envy pretends to be Mustang in front of Hawkeye. However, after a brief exchange, she points her gun at him and says she knows he's not Mustang because he was calling her Lieutenant, while the real Mustang always calls her Riza when it's just the two of them. Envy expresses surprise that the two of them are that close, at which point she tells him [[YouJustToldMe she was lying]], [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome but he'd already given himself away.]]]]

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* Subverted in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' when [[spoiler:Mustang and Hawkeye]] are confronting [[spoiler: Envy. Envy pretends to be Mustang in front of Hawkeye. However, after a brief exchange, she points her gun at him and says she knows he's not Mustang because he was calling her Lieutenant, while the real Mustang always calls her Riza when it's just the two of them. Envy expresses surprise that the two of them are that close, at which point she tells him [[YouJustToldMe she was lying]], [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome but he'd already given himself away.]]]]away]]]].



* In the Alabasta arc in ''Manga/OnePiece'', [[{{shapeshifting}} Mr 2: Bon Kurei]] assumes the form of Usopp to fool Vivi. He fails because the crew was on guard, having met him before and had prepared a special sign to reveal their true identities.
** Not only that, but Bon Kurei in the guise of Usopp acts callous when Karuh is shot. Vivi knows that the real Usopp would never treat Karuh like that.

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* In the Alabasta arc in ''Manga/OnePiece'', [[{{shapeshifting}} Mr 2: Bon Kurei]] assumes the form of Usopp to fool Vivi. He fails because the crew was on guard, having met him before and had prepared a special sign to reveal their true identities.
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identities. Not only that, but Bon Kurei in the guise of Usopp acts callous when Karuh is shot. Vivi knows that the real Usopp would never treat Karuh like that.



* At one point in [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Part 4]] of ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'', Okuyasu has to figure out between two people dressed as Speedwagon Foundation members which is an assassin trying to kill Joseph, who's in the same room, with his stand (while the two look nothing alike, Okuyasu had never seen the assassin before and only heard him talk through his stand, and thus doesn't know what he looks or sounds like.) When the assassin discreetly preps his stand to attack, Okuyasu quickly punches him out, and when asked how he knew, proclaims that [[DumbMuscle he's not that smart and was just going to punch out the other guy too.]]

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* At one point in [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Part 4]] of ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'', ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Okuyasu has to figure out between two people dressed as Speedwagon Foundation members which is an assassin trying to kill Joseph, who's in the same room, with his stand (while the two look nothing alike, Okuyasu had never seen the assassin before and only heard him talk through his stand, and thus doesn't know what he looks or sounds like.) When the assassin discreetly preps his stand to attack, Okuyasu quickly punches him out, and when asked how he knew, proclaims that [[DumbMuscle he's not that smart and was just going to punch out the other guy too.]]



* ''Manga/FairyTail'': [[spoiler:Heroic version. Earthland Erza manages to trick Faust and his soldiers before the Edolas!Erza shows up. Edolas!Erza cuts her hair later to keep it from happening again.]]

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': [[spoiler:Heroic version. Earthland Erza manages to trick Faust and his soldiers before the Edolas!Erza shows up. Edolas!Erza cuts her hair later to keep it from happening again.]] again]].



* A ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' and ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' story resolved the situation of the Chameleon impersonating Spider-Man in a distinctive manner. The Thing, holding one in each hand, throws both several meters into the air. The Chameleon reveals himself by screaming in terror and the Human Torch flies up to catch him while the real Spider-Man, who is used to this kind of situation, calmly shoots a webline to swing to safety.
** This happens a lot when the Chameleon is involved. (He is a MasterOfDisguise, after all.) One time after he discovered the hero's identity (and the fact that he was Kraven the Hunter's half-brother, something which gave him his confidence back) he impersonated Spider-Man and tried to fool Mary Jane. She realized it wasn't Peter when he kissed her; as she said herself, "It made my skin crawl." (This led to what was probably the most humiliating situation in the villain's career. Spider-Man didn't need to do anything; ''she'' beat him senseless with a baseball bat.)

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* * This happens a lot when [[Franchise/SpiderMan the Chameleon]] is involved. (He is a MasterOfDisguise, after all.)
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A ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' and ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' story resolved the situation of the Chameleon impersonating Spider-Man in a distinctive manner. The Thing, holding one in each hand, throws both several meters into the air. The Chameleon reveals himself by screaming in terror and the Human Torch flies up to catch him while the real Spider-Man, who is used to this kind of situation, calmly shoots a webline to swing to safety.
** This happens a lot when the Chameleon is involved. (He is a MasterOfDisguise, after all.) One time after he discovered the hero's identity (and the fact that he was Kraven the Hunter's half-brother, something which gave him his confidence back) he impersonated Spider-Man and tried to fool Mary Jane. She realized it wasn't Peter when he kissed her; as she said herself, "It made my skin crawl." (This led to what was probably the most humiliating situation in the villain's career. Spider-Man didn't need to do anything; ''she'' beat him senseless with a baseball bat.)



* Somewhat complicated version in a ''Comicbook/NickFury'' comic: Fury is battling Baron von Strucker, the head of ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} in his soon to be CollapsingLair, but he has to disguise himself as Strucker using a convenient masking device in order to commandeer a plane out. However, he also sets up Strucker's death by first disguising Strucker as Fury and then putting a ''second'' mask on Strucker so he's wearing his own face on top of Fury's. Result? HYDRA troops burst in and see two Struckers fighting. Fury-disguised-as-Strucker convinces the HYDRA troops he's the real Strucker by yelling louder and ordering troops to remove Strucker-as-Fury-as-Strucker's mask, so the troops comply. Strucker panics and dives into the alpha particle generator, dying. Fury-as-Strucker jets off.
** A bit of FridgeLogic: [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/nickfury4.jpg Fury]] wears an {{eyepatch|OfPower}}, while [[http://www.marveldirectory.com/individuals/b/baronstrucker.htm Strucker]] wears a monocle. Where did Fury get two eyepatches and two monocles from?

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* Somewhat complicated version in a ''Comicbook/NickFury'' comic: Fury is battling Baron von Strucker, the head of ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} in his soon to be CollapsingLair, but he has to disguise himself as Strucker using a convenient masking device in order to commandeer a plane out. However, he also sets up Strucker's death by first disguising Strucker as Fury and then putting a ''second'' mask on Strucker so he's wearing his own face on top of Fury's. Result? HYDRA troops burst in and see two Struckers fighting. Fury-disguised-as-Strucker convinces the HYDRA troops he's the real Strucker by yelling louder and ordering troops to remove Strucker-as-Fury-as-Strucker's mask, so the troops comply. Strucker panics and dives into the alpha particle generator, dying. Fury-as-Strucker jets off.
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off. A bit of FridgeLogic: [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/nickfury4.jpg Fury]] Fury wears an {{eyepatch|OfPower}}, while [[http://www.marveldirectory.com/individuals/b/baronstrucker.htm Strucker]] wears a monocle. Where did Fury get two eyepatches and two monocles from?



* An early issue of ''Franchise/GIJoe'' had Zartan trying to escape the Pit by disguising himself as various Joes... Until [[ConfrontingYourImposter he tries to imitate Gung-Ho right before the real one shows up]]. When both of them end up in front of Sgt. Slaughter, he decks one of them, which shifts back to Zartan. [[HowDidYouKnowIDidnt Slaughter says it was just a lucky guess.]]

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An early issue of ''Franchise/GIJoe'' had Zartan trying to escape the Pit by disguising himself as various Joes... Until [[ConfrontingYourImposter he tries to imitate Gung-Ho right before the real one shows up]]. When both of them end up in front of Sgt. Slaughter, he decks one of them, which shifts back to Zartan. [[HowDidYouKnowIDidnt Slaughter says it was just a lucky guess.]]



*** In his debut in "Mickey's Dangerous Double" the police gets the both of them and promptly enlists Pluto, only to find him out of commission due [[ItMakesSenseInContext his crush on a mannequin dog]]. They quickly asks Minnie, who first tells the right one (that the reader can recognize from the clothes) but then changes her mind. Numerous other attempts follow (including one relying on Mickey loving a cake that give a stomacache to everyone else that ''should'' have worked, except O'Hara got them the wrong cake, resulting in a double stomacache) until they end in a rainwater tank, at which point the Grey Mouse is unmasked thanks to him using ''washable dye'';

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*** In his debut in "Mickey's Dangerous Double" the police gets the both of them and promptly enlists Pluto, only to find him out of commission due [[ItMakesSenseInContext his crush on a mannequin dog]]. They quickly asks Minnie, who first tells the right one (that the reader can recognize from the clothes) but then changes her mind. Numerous other attempts follow (including one relying on Mickey loving a cake that give a stomacache stomachache to everyone else that ''should'' have worked, except O'Hara got them the wrong cake, resulting in a double stomacache) stomachache) until they end in a rainwater tank, at which point the Grey Mouse is unmasked thanks to him using ''washable dye'';



* ''ComicBook/PowerPack'': in "X-Men & Power Pack #2" of the all-ages series, Mystique impersonates Jack Power in order to escape the heroes. At Beast's suggestion that Mystique can only mimic a person's appearance but not their powers, Katie fires a salvo of energy balls at both Jacks, forcing the real Jack to assume his cloud form in defence while Mystique remains the same.
* ''Comicbook/LaffALympics'': During a relay race in "The Meet at Mount Ono", the Great Fondoo creates duplicates of Huckeberry Hound so Quick Draw [=McGraw=] won't know who to pass his team's rod to. Quick Draw eventually figures out who the real Huck is by having them sing "Oh My Darling, Clementine". The real one is more off-key than the imposters.

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* ''ComicBook/PowerPack'': in "X-Men & Power Pack #2" of the all-ages series, Mystique ComicBook/{{Mystique}} impersonates Jack Power in order to escape the heroes. At Beast's suggestion that Mystique can only mimic a person's appearance but not their powers, Katie fires a salvo of energy balls at both Jacks, forcing the real Jack to assume his cloud form in defence while Mystique remains the same.
* ''Comicbook/LaffALympics'': During a relay race in "The Meet at Mount Ono", the Great Fondoo creates duplicates of Huckeberry Huckleberry Hound so Quick Draw [=McGraw=] won't know who to pass his team's rod to. Quick Draw eventually figures out who the real Huck is by having them sing "Oh My Darling, Clementine". The real one is more off-key than the imposters.



* ''Film/XMen1'' has Mystique pulling that trick too. However, Wolverine can smell the difference between Mystique and Storm, so he doesn't fall for it. Later, Cyclops asks Wolverine to confirm he is the real thing:

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''Film/XMen1'' has Mystique pulling that trick too. However, Wolverine can smell the difference between Mystique and Storm, so he doesn't fall for it. Later, Cyclops asks Wolverine to confirm he is the real thing:



* Clumsily handled in ''[=Futureworld=]'', the deservedly forgotten sequel to ''Film/{{Westworld}}''. The first movie, competently scripted and directed by Michael Crichton, features an average man (Richard Benjamin) being stalked by a gunslinger robot (Yul Brynner) through a robot-filled theme park. The robots are [[UncannyValley just enough "off" from real humans]] to get on your nerves. The sequel dumps all the subtlety and make the robots "perfect" imitations of humans, so it can save on acting and direction cost and steal the plot of ''Invasion of the Body-Snatchers''. Late in the film, the two humans escape into the theme park and the boss robot, instead of ordering his trustworthy minions after them, ''sends out their own robot duplicates!'' This bit of Plot Idiocy telegraphs the movie's ''Spot the Impostor'' ending so ludicrously you want to shout "Oh, come onnnn!" at the TV set.

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* Clumsily handled in ''[=Futureworld=]'', the deservedly forgotten sequel to ''Film/{{Westworld}}''. The first movie, competently scripted and directed by Michael Crichton, Creator/MichaelCrichton, features an average man (Richard Benjamin) being stalked by a gunslinger robot (Yul Brynner) through a robot-filled theme park. The robots are [[UncannyValley just enough "off" from real humans]] to get on your nerves. The sequel dumps all the subtlety and make the robots "perfect" imitations of humans, so it can save on acting and direction cost and steal the plot of ''Invasion of the Body-Snatchers''. Late in the film, the two humans escape into the theme park and the boss robot, instead of ordering his trustworthy minions after them, ''sends out their own robot duplicates!'' This bit of Plot Idiocy telegraphs the movie's ''Spot the Impostor'' ending so ludicrously you want to shout "Oh, come onnnn!" at the TV set.



* ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'': Page quote of BluffTheImpostor... and the closing fight scene where [[spoiler:the shapeshifting Terminator has impersonated Sarah Connor, and John must work out which is the real one (which wants him alive) and the bad one (who wants him very very dead). He picks the good one.]]
** In the extended version, [[spoiler:they reveal how John was able to make the right choice: due to the freezing/smashing/recombining the T-1000 went through, its morphing is damaged and it ends up copying the appearance of materials it is in contact with. John looked down and noted that the fake Sarah had a corrugated metal pattern on its legs. In another version, the heat rising through the grating below has melted her legs in the pattern of the grate.]]

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* ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'': Page quote of BluffTheImpostor... and the closing fight scene where [[spoiler:the shapeshifting Terminator has impersonated Sarah Connor, and John must work out which is the real one (which wants him alive) and the bad one (who wants him very very dead). He picks the good one.]]
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** In the extended version, [[spoiler:they reveal how John was able to make the right choice: due to the freezing/smashing/recombining the T-1000 went through, its morphing is damaged and it ends up copying the appearance of materials it is in contact with. John looked down and noted that the fake Sarah had a corrugated metal pattern on its legs. In another version, the heat rising through the grating below has melted her legs in the pattern of the grate.]]grate]].



* The blood test scene in ''Film/TheThing1982'' qualifies. In fact, given the creature's ability to disguise itself, this is a constant theme of the entire film.
** If the blood test counts, so does any film of TV show that homages the blood test scene, such as ''Film/TheFaculty'', with the drug test.

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* The blood test scene in ''Film/TheThing1982'' qualifies. In fact, given the creature's ability to disguise itself, this is a constant theme of the entire film.
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film. If the blood test counts, so does any film of TV show that homages the blood test scene, such as ''Film/TheFaculty'', with the drug test.



* The film version of ''SlaughterhouseFive'' begins in World War II where soldier Billy Pilgrim wanders lost in the forest, and gets tackled by two American soldiers who think he's a German - they ask him who won the 1939 World Series. He doesn't know, and it turns out the other two don't know themselves.

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* The film version of ''SlaughterhouseFive'' ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'' begins in World War II where soldier Billy Pilgrim wanders lost in the forest, and gets tackled by two American soldiers who think he's a German - they ask him who won the 1939 World Series. He doesn't know, and it turns out the other two don't know themselves.



* In the ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' book ''First Among Sequels'', Thursday fights off a fictional duplicate of herself. As a twist [[spoiler: the writing changes so that we see things from the duplicate's point of view, despite being in the first person narrative, and without warning. It can take a reader a while to notice the switch.]]

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* In the ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' book ''First Among Sequels'', Thursday fights off a fictional duplicate of herself. As a twist [[spoiler: the writing changes so that we see things from the duplicate's point of view, despite being in the first person narrative, and without warning. It can take a reader a while to notice the switch.]]switch]].



* Partially subverted in the first story in Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''The Union Club Mysteries'', where a club member named Griswold commented that spies sent to infiltrate defense agencies in particular were recruited from among people who'd spent several years in the US and were thoroughly grounded in American trivia. He then told of how he'd unmasked one such spy whom he'd been interrogating for hours by playing a word-association game which finished with him saying "terror of flight" and the spy responding "gloom of the grave." This was a giveaway because [[spoiler: both phrases are from the third stanza of "The Star-Spangled Banner," and "...no loyal, true-blue American knows the words of the third stanza of our glorious national anthem" making it much more likely that it was a spy who had studied too hard.]]

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* Partially subverted in the first story in Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''The Union Club Mysteries'', where a club member named Griswold commented that spies sent to infiltrate defense agencies in particular were recruited from among people who'd spent several years in the US and were thoroughly grounded in American trivia. He then told of how he'd unmasked one such spy whom he'd been interrogating for hours by playing a word-association game which finished with him saying "terror of flight" and the spy responding "gloom of the grave." This was a giveaway because [[spoiler: both phrases are from the third stanza of "The Star-Spangled Banner," and "...no loyal, true-blue American knows the words of the third stanza of our glorious national anthem" making it much more likely that it was a spy who had studied too hard.]]hard]].



* In an episode of ''Series/GetSmart'', Max is unable to prove himself legitimate, as the imposter who replaces him is well-informed. Why no-one finds it suspicious that normally lame-brained Max would be so up on top-secret information is a mystery.
* In another episode, Max, 99, the Chief, and a KAOS defector were all in Max's apartment when a KAOS assassin master of disguise who looks just like the Chief slips in. When the two lookalikes end up in the same place, Max, knowing the assassin is very sensitive to light, holds a lamp up in his face. When he reacts sharply, Max shoots him. Then he tells the others how he knew, holds the lamp up, and they ''all'' react sharply - he has an OhCrap reaction.
** ''Get Smart'' must have the highest ratio of evil imposter plots, Max, 99, and the Chief all being impersonated at least twice in its 5-year run.

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* ''Series/GetSmart'' must have the highest ratio of evil imposter plots, Max, 99, and the Chief all being impersonated at least twice in its 5-year run.
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In an one episode of ''Series/GetSmart'', Max is unable to prove himself legitimate, as the imposter who replaces him is well-informed. Why no-one finds it suspicious that normally lame-brained Max would be so up on top-secret information is a mystery.
* ** In another episode, Max, 99, the Chief, and a KAOS defector were all in Max's apartment when a KAOS assassin master of disguise who looks just like the Chief slips in. When the two lookalikes end up in the same place, Max, knowing the assassin is very sensitive to light, holds a lamp up in his face. When he reacts sharply, Max shoots him. Then he tells the others how he knew, holds the lamp up, and they ''all'' react sharply - he has an OhCrap reaction.
** ''Get Smart'' must have the highest ratio of evil imposter plots, Max, 99, and the Chief all being impersonated at least twice in its 5-year run.
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** As it turns out, [[spoiler:the imposter is Jacob's twin brother, also known as [[NoNameGiven The Man in Black]], also known as [[BigBad the Smoke Monster]] that had been antagonizing our heroes since Season 1. The Man in Black has the ability to take on the form of any person who had died in order to manipulate their loved ones into doing his bidding; after Jacob is murdered, he is [[ShapeshifterModeLock somehow]] "[[{{Pun}} locked]]" in the form of Locke for the rest of the show. However, the other characters eventually discover his true identity, aided by the fact that he slips into his [[OneWingedAngel smoke form]] from time to time in order to slaughter anyone who stands in his way.]]

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** As it turns out, [[spoiler:the imposter is Jacob's twin brother, also known as [[NoNameGiven The Man in Black]], also known as [[BigBad the Smoke Monster]] that had been antagonizing our heroes since Season 1. The Man in Black has the ability to take on the form of any person who had died in order to manipulate their loved ones into doing his bidding; after Jacob is murdered, he is [[ShapeshifterModeLock somehow]] "[[{{Pun}} locked]]" in the form of Locke for the rest of the show. However, the other characters eventually discover his true identity, aided by the fact that he slips into his [[OneWingedAngel smoke form]] from time to time in order to slaughter anyone who stands in his way.]]way]].



* In an episode of ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'' (and replicated almost scene-for-scene in ''Series/PowerRangersSPD''), Hoji is [[BodySwap bodyswapped]] with an alien criminal. To make matters worse, the criminal then breaks the [[TranslatorMicrobes translator collar]] around the neck of his alien body, ridding Hoji of his ability to speak Japanese (because [[FridgeLogic language is biological, after all]]). The real Rangers figure out who the imposter is by noticing if this Hoji acts OOC (for instance, calling Ban his 'partner').

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* In an episode of ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'' (and replicated almost scene-for-scene in ''Series/PowerRangersSPD''), Hoji is [[BodySwap bodyswapped]] {{bodyswap}}ped with an alien criminal. To make matters worse, the criminal then breaks the [[TranslatorMicrobes translator collar]] around the neck of his alien body, ridding Hoji of his ability to speak Japanese (because [[FridgeLogic language is biological, after all]]). The real Rangers figure out who the imposter is by noticing if this Hoji acts OOC (for instance, calling Ban his 'partner').



* This happens a ''lot'' in ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' thanks to the fact that the main villain faction are {{shapeshift|ing}}ers who can copy a host's memories as well as their appearance. The most notable example comes when they imitate one of the main Kamen Riders so well that even the sentient TransformationTrinket is confused. His MysteriousWaif sidekick, however, knows exactly which one is the fake. [[spoiler:The fake is right-handed, while the original is left-handed. This is never pointed out in the show, making it more of a bonus for eagle-eyed viewers]].

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* This happens a ''lot'' in ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' thanks to the fact that the main villain faction are {{shapeshift|ing}}ers who can copy a host's memories as well as their appearance. The most notable example comes when they imitate one of the main Kamen Riders so well that even the sentient TransformationTrinket is confused. His MysteriousWaif sidekick, however, knows exactly which one is the fake. [[spoiler:The fake is right-handed, while the original is left-handed. This is never pointed out in the show, making it more of a bonus for eagle-eyed viewers]].viewers.]]



* The ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' episode ''Double or Nothingness'' ends with a final test by fanatic gamblers where Dylan fights Dylan. But before they fight, real Dylan tries to seduce Romie and gets close to her. When the two Dylans separate, without saying anything Romie shoots the fake one, then says "I read your biosigns" while the real Dylan stammers to explain why he acted so weird.

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The ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' episode ''Double "Double or Nothingness'' Nothingness" ends with a final test by fanatic gamblers where Dylan fights Dylan. But before they fight, real Dylan tries to seduce Romie and gets close to her. When the two Dylans separate, without saying anything Romie shoots the fake one, then says "I read your biosigns" while the real Dylan stammers to explain why he acted so weird.



* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'': The episode "Too Many Roscoes." Not a comic episode where Rosco is somehow duplicated in some weird contraption and then wreaks havoc on Hazzard County. A double DOES wreak havoc, however ... via plastic surgery and a sinister plan (along with his cronies) to rob Hazzard Bank. The set-up: The real Rosco's patrol car is run into the lake, and the sheriff is promptly kidnapped by the bad guys, which includes Woody (James Best in a dual role), the bank robber who had plastic surgery specifically to prepare for this heist. Rosco -- thought to be dead, then discovered alive and stumbling down the street -- fools everyone in Hazzard (especially Boss Hogg and the Duke boys) by bungling simple facts, but the tip-off that "Rosco" wasn't who he said he was (remembering in exact detail the schedule arrival of an armored car and a $1 million shipment) goes unnoticed. Eventually, Woody exposes himself to the Duke boys and takes them to the same place where the real Rosco is being held captive. But it is Rosco who deals the death blow to the caper. After the Dukes knock the robbers' car into a lake, he instructs the boys to keep an eye on them while he moves toward the shoreline to await his impersonator. Once Woody is ashore, Rosco confiscates the loot bag and flattens him with one good punch.

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The episode "Too Many Roscoes." Not a comic episode where Rosco is somehow duplicated in some weird contraption and then wreaks havoc on Hazzard County. A double DOES wreak havoc, however ... via plastic surgery and a sinister plan (along with his cronies) to rob Hazzard Bank. The set-up: The real Rosco's patrol car is run into the lake, and the sheriff is promptly kidnapped by the bad guys, which includes Woody (James Best in a dual role), the bank robber who had plastic surgery specifically to prepare for this heist. Rosco -- thought to be dead, then discovered alive and stumbling down the street -- fools everyone in Hazzard (especially Boss Hogg and the Duke boys) by bungling simple facts, but the tip-off that "Rosco" wasn't who he said he was (remembering in exact detail the schedule arrival of an armored car and a $1 million shipment) goes unnoticed. Eventually, Woody exposes himself to the Duke boys and takes them to the same place where the real Rosco is being held captive. But it is Rosco who deals the death blow to the caper. After the Dukes knock the robbers' car into a lake, he instructs the boys to keep an eye on them while he moves toward the shoreline to await his impersonator. Once Woody is ashore, Rosco confiscates the loot bag and flattens him with one good punch.



* An episode of ''{{Series/Eureka}}'' has a number of characters being replaced by clones. Allison has figured out that Jack is a clone and is trying to get her kids to stay at her relatives. Unfortunately, Evil!Jack is already home. Allison is trying to explain that Jack is sick. SARAH comes on and says that her CT scan of Jack reveals perfect health. A few seconds later, a StunGun comes out of the ceiling and knocks him out. When asked, SARAH confirms that her CT scan was accurate and matched Jack's DNA perfectly... except his cells are one day old.

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* An episode of ''{{Series/Eureka}}'' has a number of characters being replaced by clones. Allison has figured out that Jack is a clone and is trying to get her kids to stay at her relatives. Unfortunately, Evil!Jack is already home. Allison is trying to explain that Jack is sick. SARAH comes on and says that her CT scan of Jack reveals perfect health. A few seconds later, a StunGun {{Stun Gun|s}} comes out of the ceiling and knocks him out. When asked, SARAH confirms that her CT scan was accurate and matched Jack's DNA perfectly... except his cells are one day old.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Happens in "The Claws of Axos" when one of the Axons takes on the form of Bill Filer. The imposter gets in a struggle with the real Filer and the Doctor is unsure of which one to help, until the real Filer calls him "Doc".

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': ''Series/DoctorWho''
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Happens in "The Claws of Axos" when one of the Axons takes on the form of Bill Filer. The imposter gets in a struggle with the real Filer and the Doctor is unsure of which one to help, until the real Filer calls him "Doc".



* In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVII'', near the end, the impostor king and real king fight each other as the hero stands by with a wand which can change the impostor back to his true form.

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* In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVII'', ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIIThePrincelessBride'', near the end, the impostor king and real king fight each other as the hero stands by with a wand which can change the impostor back to his true form.



* In ''VideoGame/HamtaroHamHamHeartbreak'', At one point, Spat first masquerades as Pashmina and coldly rips Penelope's blanket, then masquerades as Penelope and jumps all over Pashmina's scarf, causing Penelope and Pashmina to each think the other one is angry with them. Eventually, Spat settles on masquerading as Pashmina. How does this predicament get solved? The same way Solomon solved the riddle of the two mothers: Hamtaro and Bijou propose that both Pashminas tug really hard on Penelope...which hurts Penelope, so the real Pashmina is the one who lets go first to stop hurting her.

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* In At one point in ''VideoGame/HamtaroHamHamHeartbreak'', At one point, Spat first masquerades as Pashmina and coldly rips Penelope's blanket, then masquerades as Penelope and jumps all over Pashmina's scarf, causing Penelope and Pashmina to each think the other one is angry with them. Eventually, Spat settles on masquerading as Pashmina. How does this predicament get solved? The same way Solomon solved the riddle of the two mothers: Hamtaro and Bijou propose that both Pashminas tug really hard on Penelope...which hurts Penelope, so the real Pashmina is the one who lets go first to stop hurting her.



* There's also one in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Mobile'', when Snake starts receiving Codec calls from a mysterious figure. This figure later claims to be Otacon. But Snake is being helped out by Otacon already, and he knows nothing about the other person -- and can't even detect their Codec calls. It's later revealed [[spoiler: the interloper is the real Otacon. The Otacon helping Snake is an AI based on Otacon's personality in the hellish VR simulation Snake has been put into.]]

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* There's also one in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Mobile'', when Snake starts receiving Codec calls from a mysterious figure. This figure later claims to be Otacon. But Snake is being helped out by Otacon already, and he knows nothing about the other person -- and can't even detect their Codec calls. It's later revealed [[spoiler: the interloper is the real Otacon. The Otacon helping Snake is an AI based on Otacon's personality in the hellish VR simulation Snake has been put into.]]into]].



* In ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing: New Leaf'', on [[spoiler: April Fool's Day, Blanca will arrive in your town, and visit a random neighbor. You have to guess who the real neighbor is; Choosing the actual neighbor instead of Blanca nets you a reward from your neighbor.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing: New Leaf'', on [[spoiler: April Fool's Day, Blanca will arrive in your town, and visit a random neighbor. You have to guess who the real neighbor is; Choosing the actual neighbor instead of Blanca nets you a reward from your neighbor.]]neighbor]].



* The final level of ''VideoGame/FearEffect 2: Retro Helix'' has [[TheHero Hana]] being forced to identify which is [[LoveInterest Rain]] and which is [[EvilTwin Mist]], with the choice determining the ending to the game. [[spoiler: It's the one holding the disk - Rain's left handed.]]

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* The final level of ''VideoGame/FearEffect 2: Retro Helix'' has [[TheHero Hana]] being forced to identify which is [[LoveInterest [[LoveInterests Rain]] and which is [[EvilTwin Mist]], with the choice determining the ending to the game. [[spoiler: It's the one holding the disk - Rain's left handed.]]



* During a fight scene in ''Webcomic/{{Archipelago}}'', [[ShapeShifter Face-Changer]] Han impersonates Riley in front of his twin brother. {{Subverted| Trope}} when Tuff gives his brother's {{BFS}} to Han instead of Riley; [[DoubleSubversion double-subverted]] when it turns out that Han [[RequiredSecondaryPowers couldn't copy the strength required]] to ''carry'' said sword, which is what Tuff was banking on. He already figured out who was who beforehand-- [[spoiler:the real Riley's pants were unbuttoned at the time, which Han failed to notice.]]

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* During a fight scene in ''Webcomic/{{Archipelago}}'', [[ShapeShifter [[ShapeShifting Face-Changer]] Han impersonates Riley in front of his twin brother. {{Subverted| Trope}} when Tuff gives his brother's {{BFS}} to Han instead of Riley; [[DoubleSubversion double-subverted]] when it turns out that Han [[RequiredSecondaryPowers couldn't copy the strength required]] to ''carry'' said sword, which is what Tuff was banking on. He already figured out who was who beforehand-- [[spoiler:the real Riley's pants were unbuttoned at the time, which Han failed to notice.]]notice]].



## If you shoot the one with the green shirt, [[spoiler:both the remaining guy AND the girl are revealed to be aliens.]]
## If you shoot the one with the yellow shirt, [[spoiler:you killed the alien impostor.]]
## And if you shoot neither, [[spoiler:the woman instead suggests a threesome between herself, her husband, and the alien clone, which is then [[AllJustADream revealed to be just a nightmare]] that the real husband was having.]]

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## If you shoot the one with the green shirt, [[spoiler:both the remaining guy AND the girl are revealed to be aliens.]]
aliens]].
## If you shoot the one with the yellow shirt, [[spoiler:you killed the alien impostor.]]
impostor]].
## And if you shoot neither, [[spoiler:the woman instead suggests a threesome between herself, her husband, and the alien clone, which is then [[AllJustADream revealed to be just a nightmare]] that the real husband was having.]] having]].



* Happened in a third-season episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. Where Proteus is disguised as Elisa, and Goliath asks them both if Elisa ever doubted him, even for a second. One Elisa claims that she would never doubt him... and that's the clue that proves to Goliath that the speaker is '''not''' Elisa.

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* Happened in a third-season episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. Where Proteus is disguised as Elisa, and Goliath asks them both if Elisa ever doubted him, even for a second. One Elisa claims that she would never doubt him... and that's the clue that proves to Goliath that the speaker is '''not''' Elisa.



* Subverted on the early-90s ''WesternAnimation/{{X Men}}'' animated series. Morph, a shapeshifter, attacks Wolverine, shifting into his form. Jubilee, who can fire energy blasts, enters as they're circling each other. One Wolverine tells her to shoot them both, so she shoots the other one. However, the first Wolverine is actually Morph, who flees. Jubilee says that she figured only the true Wolverine would say that, while Wolverine remarks that [[GenreSavvy Morph had the same idea.]]

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Subverted on the early-90s ''WesternAnimation/{{X Men}}'' animated series. when Morph, a shapeshifter, attacks Wolverine, shifting into his form. Jubilee, who can fire energy blasts, enters as they're circling each other. One Wolverine tells her to shoot them both, so she shoots the other one. However, the first Wolverine is actually Morph, who flees. Jubilee says that she figured only the true Wolverine would say that, while Wolverine remarks that [[GenreSavvy Morph had the same idea.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', the Decepticons built a fake Optimus Prime that was remote-controlled by Megatron. However, the fact that he was so unfamiliar with the Autobots themselves almost blew his cover right away. He called them by the wrong names (like addressing Ironhide as "Bumblebee") and acted like he barely knew them, causing them to quickly become suspicious. When the ''real'' Prime showed up, The Autobots came up with some ''really'' stupid tests (one of them was to ''have a race'') and when they didn't work, Megatron tried to have the imposter gain their trust by creating a clone of Starscream and having the Prime clone kill it (knowing that an imposter likely wouldn't turn on the Decepticons' second-in-command. It almost worked... But Megatron proceeded to expose himself by [[EvilCannotComprehendGood not being particularly worried about where their human buddy Spike had disappeared off to]] (being a little too eager to lead the Autobots to their doom).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', the ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''
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Decepticons built a fake Optimus Prime that was remote-controlled by Megatron. However, the fact that he was so unfamiliar with the Autobots themselves almost blew his cover right away. He called them by the wrong names (like addressing Ironhide as "Bumblebee") and acted like he barely knew them, causing them to quickly become suspicious. When the ''real'' Prime showed up, The Autobots came up with some ''really'' stupid tests (one of them was to ''have a race'') and when they didn't work, Megatron tried to have the imposter gain their trust by creating a clone of Starscream and having the Prime clone kill it (knowing that an imposter likely wouldn't turn on the Decepticons' second-in-command. It almost worked... But Megatron proceeded to expose himself by [[EvilCannotComprehendGood not being particularly worried about where their human buddy Spike had disappeared off to]] (being a little too eager to lead the Autobots to their doom).



* The eponymous clown in the ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episode "Binky Goes Bad!" is jailed and brought to trial for the crimes of a man who hated him, and who decided to dress and make himself up like him in order to commit crimes and have Binky take the fall. Stinky is eventually revealed as being the fake when [[spoiler:Garfield gets the judge to say "Order in the court," and Binky asks if he's ordering Hamburgers and fries. Stinky, not saying anything is exposed as a fraud, is sent off in the paddy wagon.]] Incidentally, Garfield is dismayed that he's in an evil twin episode.

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* The eponymous clown in the ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episode "Binky Goes Bad!" is jailed and brought to trial for the crimes of a man who hated him, and who decided to dress and make himself up like him in order to commit crimes and have Binky take the fall. Stinky is eventually revealed as being the fake when [[spoiler:Garfield gets the judge to say "Order in the court," and Binky asks if he's ordering Hamburgers and fries.quips "I'll have a ham on rye. Hold the mayo!". Stinky, not saying anything is exposed as a fraud, is sent off in the paddy wagon.]] Garfield notes the real Binky could never resist a very old joke.]]. Incidentally, Garfield is dismayed that he's in an evil twin episode.



* ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts'': A Zachbot disguises itself as Chris in order to convince Martin that everything's okay, as opposed to, say, locked in a cell and glaring at his impostor from off-screen. Martin gets it in the end though.
** Oddly, while Martin misses the fact that "Chris" is wearing red instead of his signature green, he does notice and react to [[OutOfCharacterAlert "Chris" saying "Toodles" to close their conversation]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts'': A Zachbot disguises itself as Chris in order to convince Martin that everything's okay, as opposed to, say, locked in a cell and glaring at his impostor from off-screen. Martin gets it in the end though.
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though. Oddly, while Martin misses the fact that "Chris" is wearing red instead of his signature green, he does notice and react to [[OutOfCharacterAlert "Chris" saying "Toodles" to close their conversation]].



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. The "Lesser of Two Evils" episode completely revolves around this trope, reaching the obvious climax when Bender and Flexo get into a MirrorMatch. Leela has a laser gun but can't tell which to shoot, to which Fry unhelpfully remarks: "[[CaptainObvious Flexo! Shoot Flexo!]]"

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''
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The "Lesser of Two Evils" episode completely revolves around this trope, reaching the obvious climax when Bender and Flexo get into a MirrorMatch. Leela has a laser gun but can't tell which to shoot, to which Fry unhelpfully remarks: "[[CaptainObvious Flexo! Shoot Flexo!]]"



--> '''Peter''': How did you know that the other Spider-Man wasn't me?\\

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--> ---> '''Peter''': How did you know that the other Spider-Man wasn't me?\\



* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', Bumblebee was able to figure out Nemesis Prime wasn't the real Optimus because Nemesis (and by extension MECH) couldn't understand Bumblebee's form of speech.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''
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Bumblebee was able to figure out Nemesis Prime wasn't the real Optimus because Nemesis (and by extension MECH) couldn't understand Bumblebee's form of speech.



* Averted in the season 2 finale of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' when Twilight Sparkle and the real Cadance crash the wedding that has [[spoiler:Queen Chrysalis]] posing as Cadance. The villain gives up the pretense concluding that since Twilight Sparkle's previous voiced suspicions about the bride now have the real Cadance's support, everyone else will instantly put one and one together and realize who is impostor is.
** Played straight in the episode Too Many Pinkie Pies. Pinkie used a mirror pond clone herself, but too many clones were made and Twilight needed to know which Pinkie was real or she might get rid of her by accident. So Twilight [[spoiler: forced all the Pinkies to watch paint dry and sent anyone who got distracted or stopped looking back to the mirror pond that they came from, because the real Pinkie would do anything for her friends.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
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Averted in the season 2 finale of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' when Twilight Sparkle and the real Cadance crash the wedding that has [[spoiler:Queen Chrysalis]] posing as Cadance. The villain gives up the pretense concluding that since Twilight Sparkle's previous voiced suspicions about the bride now have the real Cadance's support, everyone else will instantly put one and one together and realize who is impostor is.
** Played straight in the episode Too "Too Many Pinkie Pies.Pies". Pinkie used a mirror pond clone herself, but too many clones were made and Twilight needed to know which Pinkie was real or she might get rid of her by accident. So Twilight [[spoiler: forced all the Pinkies to watch paint dry and sent anyone who got distracted or stopped looking back to the mirror pond that they came from, because the real Pinkie would do anything for her friends.]]friends]].



* In the multi-part ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Secret Society", it was pretty easy for Batman to tell that the guy claiming to be Flash was actually Clayface in disguise. As Batman put it, the villain "overplayed your part".
** On another note, in the same multi-part episode, the villains were downright terrible at this. They didn't realize that [[spoiler: J'onn J'onzz had disguised himself as Clayface until it was too late. Clearly, Grodd is a sorry excuse for a villainous mastermind.]]
** In a later episode, Flash and Lex Luthor [[BodySwap have switched bodies]]. After Doctor Fate switches them back, Green Lantern suggests testing to see if Flash is back in his old body. Flash responds by starting to reveal John's EmbarrassingNickname before he gets cut off.
*** As for the villains, they apparently thought that Luthor was just a bit addled after his attempt to mind-probe Grodd. Grodd knew the truth, but kept mum -- he hated both Flash and Luthor, and decided to [[PassThePopcorn watch his enemies' predicament unfold]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''
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In the multi-part ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Secret Society", it was pretty easy for Batman to tell that the guy claiming to be Flash was actually Clayface in disguise. As Batman put it, the villain "overplayed your part".
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part". On another note, in the same multi-part episode, the villains were downright terrible at this. They didn't realize that [[spoiler: J'onn J'onzz had disguised himself as Clayface until it was too late. Clearly, Grodd is a sorry excuse for a villainous mastermind.]]
mastermind]].
** In a later episode, Flash and Lex Luthor [[BodySwap have switched bodies]]. After Doctor Fate switches them back, Green Lantern suggests testing to see if Flash is back in his old body. Flash responds by starting to reveal John's EmbarrassingNickname before he gets cut off.
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off. As for the villains, they apparently thought that Luthor was just a bit addled after his attempt to mind-probe Grodd. Grodd knew the truth, but kept mum -- he hated both Flash and Luthor, and decided to [[PassThePopcorn watch his enemies' predicament unfold]].



** "Him Diddle Riddle" poses a problem entailing two Miss Keanes, each bound and suspended over a tank of sharks. By asking them who they think the ''real'' Miss Keane is, Blossom figures it out. Though it also made for a pretty noticeable continuity error among fans of the series, as in spite of her reasoning being correct [[FridgeLogic she still picked the wrong one]]..

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** "Him Diddle Riddle" poses a problem entailing two Miss Keanes, each bound and suspended over a tank of sharks. Him explains the real Miss Keane will tell the truth while the fake one will not and they can only ask one question. By asking them who they think the ''real'' Miss Keane is, Blossom figures it out. Though it also made for a pretty noticeable continuity error among fans of the series, as in spite of her reasoning being correct [[FridgeLogic she still picked the wrong one]]..



** In "Doppelganger", at the vet's office, stray dog Baxter switches places with Duke and even spray-paints himself to look like him. The animals take him home instead of Duke. When the real Duke returns, none of the animals are able to tell them apart (even though they look ''nothing'' like each other, not to mention [[Main/AccidentalMisnaming Baxter always gets everyone's names wrong]]), except for Otis, who knows that Pig's pet skunk, Skunky, absolutely loathes the real Duke.

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** In "Doppelganger", at the vet's office, stray dog Baxter switches places with Duke and even spray-paints himself to look like him. The animals take him home instead of Duke. When the real Duke returns, none of the animals are able to tell them apart (even though they look ''nothing'' like each other, not to mention [[Main/AccidentalMisnaming [[AccidentalMisnaming Baxter always gets everyone's names wrong]]), except for Otis, who knows that Pig's pet skunk, Skunky, absolutely loathes the real Duke.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' episode ''Toys in the Hood'' (a cross-over with Superman), the Toyman creates a synthetic copy of Static's girlfriend Daisy, forcing Superman and Static to figure out which is which. The copy is such a perfect match that even with his x-ray vision Superman cannot tell the real Daisy from the fake one. Static solves the problem by making the electric aura that all humans have visible; the Daisy without an aura is the fake one.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' episode, "I Don't Bolivia", Timon lets Toucan Dan out of a cage to help him break open a snail shell. Towards the end of the episode, in order to avoid being put back in the cage, Toucan Dan appears in [[Main/PaperThinDisguise an unconvincing Timon disguise]]. Even though Timon and the disguised Toucan Dan look nothing like each other, Pumbaa is unable to tell them apart, so he uses a test, in which only the real Toucan Dan can break open a snail shell.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' episode ''Toys "Toys in the Hood'' Hood" (a cross-over with Superman), the Toyman creates a synthetic copy of Static's girlfriend Daisy, forcing Superman and Static to figure out which is which. The copy is such a perfect match that even with his x-ray vision Superman cannot tell the real Daisy from the fake one. Static solves the problem by making the electric aura that all humans have visible; the Daisy without an aura is the fake one.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' episode, "I Don't Bolivia", Timon lets Toucan Dan out of a cage to help him break open a snail shell. Towards the end of the episode, in order to avoid being put back in the cage, Toucan Dan appears in [[Main/PaperThinDisguise [[PaperThinDisguise an unconvincing Timon disguise]]. Even though Timon and the disguised Toucan Dan look nothing like each other, Pumbaa is unable to tell them apart, so he uses a test, in which only the real Toucan Dan can break open a snail shell.
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/Hero108'' episode "Leech King", the titular character takes shape of Lin Chung and fights the real one, prompting Commander [=ApeTruly=] and the rest of First Squad to become confused as to which one is the real one (complete with [=ApeTruly=] asking "Lin Chung, is that you?" and both of them saying "Yes."). When Mighty Ray exclaims that he can't tell which is which, the real Lin Chung quickly settles the difference by telling him to blast both of them.
-->'''Mighty Ray''': Only the real Lin Chung would take an eyeball lightning blast for the team.
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*** An asexual instance of FreudWasRight? Id and Superego split from the Ego? Oh hey, IncrediblyLamePun.

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*** An asexual instance of FreudWasRight? Freudianism? Id and Superego split from the Ego? Oh hey, IncrediblyLamePun.
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** Parodied in "Taxi Driver". During Sam and Bobby's escape from Hell, a demon takes on Sam's appearance, and Bobby struggles to figure out which is the demon and which is the real one, until he kills one of them and turns out to be right.
-->'''Sam:''' You knew somehow, right?
-->'''Bobby:''' Took a chance. ''[Sam scowls]'' Fifty-fifty. ''[Bobby shrugs]''
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'''Villain 1''': ''Two'' Action Hanks?!\\

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'''Villain -->'''Villain 1''': ''Two'' Action Hanks?!\\
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* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' story "Beard to be Feared", when the villains briefly mistake Dexter for Action Hank thanks to his newly-acquired beard, and are confused when the real Hank shows up:
'''Villain 1''': ''Two'' Action Hanks?!\\
'''Villain 2''': But which one's the real one?\\
'''Villain 1''': Who cares?! Get them!
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--->'''Alien 1:''' How where we going to take over the world with a white Michael Jackson anyway?\\

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--->'''Alien 1:''' How where were we going to take over the world with a white Michael Jackson anyway?\\
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* In the David trilogy of ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' David morphs Jake's cousin, who is badly injured after being hit by a car and expected to die in surgery, and takes his place. Jake figures it out almost instantly, when "Saddler's" injuries are miraculously healed. Everyone else not in on the {{masquerade}} fails miserably.

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'':
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In the David trilogy of ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' trilogy, David morphs Jake's cousin, who is badly injured after being hit by a car and expected to die in surgery, and takes his place. Jake figures it out almost instantly, when "Saddler's" injuries are miraculously healed. Everyone else not in on the {{masquerade}} fails miserably.


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** A one-man variation in #6 when Jake gets infested by a Yeerk. The Yeerk is unable to contain its hatred of Andalites, and blows its cover for good when it protests being tied up for three days (the maximum duration Yeerks can survive without soaking up Kandrona rays), which the real Jake would instantly have agreed to.
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