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21st May '17 6:09:32 PM DrOO7
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* {{Soap Opera}}s like to use this with evil twins, etc. Most of the time, the surrounding characters are completely fooled until the real person is able to escape and confront them, but a handful of story lines have averted this. ''Series/AllMyChildren'''s Janet pretended to be her sister Natalie. Not only did Natalie's fiance Trevor already suspect this after sleeping with Janet, Janet said [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay something that Trevor had heard Janet say previously]]. ''Series/DaysOfOurLives''[='=] Hope was replaced by the evil princess Gina, but her son and husband suspected this immediately, as Gina's demeanor was icy and cruel, in stark contrast to Hope's. And on ''Series/GeneralHospital'', Mac was replaced by a double who imitated him a little ''too'' perfectly. Plus, the imprisoned Mac fed the double false information about his love life, resulting in him ignoring a fiancee he had previously been very loving towards while making advances (which he thought were welcome, but came off as sleazy, thanks to the other woman's lack of interest in him) to another woman. It was then that his friends wised up to what was going on.
** Also on ''Series/AllMyChildren'', Janet hired an actor to play Will, Dixie's dead brother, with the intent of terrorizing Dixie. Dixie feared she was going off the deep end until another character mentioned a run-in with "Will". Suspicious, Dixie went to the cemetery (where "Will" had supposedly been haunting her) and when "Will" appeared, began interrogating him about a nursery rhyme from their childhood. Of course, he couldn't answer. To top it off, when he tried to run, he was confronted by her husband, thus proving himself to be made of flesh and blood rather than a ghost.

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* {{Soap Opera}}s like to use this with evil twins, etc. Most of the time, the surrounding characters are completely fooled until the real person is able to escape and confront them, but a handful of story lines have averted this. this: ** ''Series/AllMyChildren'''s Janet pretended to be her sister Natalie. Not only did Natalie's fiance Trevor already suspect this after sleeping with Janet, Janet said [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay something that Trevor had heard Janet say previously]]. ''Series/DaysOfOurLives''[='=] Hope was replaced by the evil princess Gina, but her son and husband suspected this immediately, as Gina's demeanor was icy and cruel, in stark contrast to Hope's. And on ''Series/GeneralHospital'', Mac was replaced by a double who imitated him a little ''too'' perfectly. Plus, the imprisoned Mac fed the double false information about his love life, resulting in him ignoring a fiancee he had previously been very loving towards while making advances (which he thought were welcome, but came off as sleazy, thanks to the other woman's lack of interest in him) to another woman. It was then that his friends wised up to what was going on.\n** Also on ''Series/AllMyChildren'',
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Janet also hired an actor to play Will, Dixie's dead brother, with the intent of terrorizing Dixie. Dixie feared she was going off the deep end until another character mentioned a run-in with "Will". Suspicious, Dixie went to the cemetery (where "Will" had supposedly been haunting her) and when "Will" appeared, began interrogating him about a nursery rhyme from their childhood. Of course, he couldn't answer. To top it off, when he tried to run, he was confronted by her husband, thus proving himself to be made of flesh and blood rather than a ghost.ghost.
** ''Series/DaysOfOurLives''[='=] Hope was replaced by the evil princess Gina, but her son and husband suspected this immediately, as Gina's demeanor was icy and cruel, in stark contrast to Hope's. ** ''Series/GeneralHospital'', Mac was replaced by a double who imitated him a little ''too'' perfectly. Plus, the imprisoned Mac fed the double false information about his love life, resulting in him ignoring a fiancee he had previously been very loving towards while making advances (which he thought were welcome, but came off as sleazy, thanks to the other woman's lack of interest in him) to another woman. It was then that his friends wised up to what was going on.
20th May '17 10:46:21 PM Daylight
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** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' has another example during the 2 episode Ra's Al Ghul arc. After Robin is kidnapped, Ra's Al Ghul makes himself known and offers to help Batman save him and his daughter, Talia Al Ghul. Batman slowly suspects that Ra's is behind the kidnappings. During their travels around the world, Ra's bodyguard would always make a big deal about Batman waking in front of his master, instead of knowing his place. However, during one of the stops, where an ambush was waiting, the bodyguard doesn't do anything when Batman runs towards the location without Ra's Al Ghul's permission. Lampshaded during the episode when afterwards, Batman says "After you" to Ra's Al Ghul, in which the bodyguard gives Batman look of approval. Batman smirks knowing now that Ra's Al Ghul is behind everything.
20th May '17 10:36:34 PM Daylight
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** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' has another example during the 2 episode Ra's Al Ghul arc. Batman slowly suspects that Ra's is behind the kidnapping of Robin. During their travels around the world, Ra's bodyguard would always make a big deal about Batman waking in front of his master, instead of knowing his place. However, during one of the stops, where an ambush was waiting, the bodyguard doesn't do anything when Batman takes off without Al Ghul's permission. Lampshaded during the episode when afterwards, Batman says "After You" to Al Ghul, in which the bodyguards gives Batman look, which Batman returns, knowing now that Ra's Al Ghul is behind everything.

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** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' has another example during the 2 episode Ra's Al Ghul arc. After Robin is kidnapped, Ra's Al Ghul makes himself known and offers to help Batman save him and his daughter, Talia Al Ghul. Batman slowly suspects that Ra's is behind the kidnapping of Robin.kidnappings. During their travels around the world, Ra's bodyguard would always make a big deal about Batman waking in front of his master, instead of knowing his place. However, during one of the stops, where an ambush was waiting, the bodyguard doesn't do anything when Batman takes off runs towards the location without Ra's Al Ghul's permission. Lampshaded during the episode when afterwards, Batman says "After You" to you" to Ra's Al Ghul, in which the bodyguards bodyguard gives Batman look, which look of approval. Batman returns, smirks knowing now that Ra's Al Ghul is behind everything.
20th May '17 10:18:41 PM Daylight
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** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' has another example during the 2 episode Ra's Al Ghul arc. Batman slowly suspects that Ra's is behind the kidnapping of Robin. During their travels around the world, Ra's bodyguard would always make a big deal about Batman waking in front of his master, instead of knowing his place. However, during one of the stops, where an ambush was waiting, the bodyguard doesn't do anything when Batman takes off without Al Ghul's permission. Lampshaded during the episode when afterwards, Batman says "After You" to Al Ghul, in which the bodyguards gives Batman look, which Batman returns, knowing now that Ra's Al Ghul is behind everything.
20th May '17 10:04:45 PM Daylight
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* ''DeltaForce2TheColombianConnection'' has a US Agent able to get close to the BigBad, Ramon Cota, and become his second in command. However, he gives himself up when he sets up Cota's arrest during his flight on a private jet, because he was the only person Cota told about it.
13th May '17 10:36:51 AM comicwriter
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* In one ''Anime/KaitouJoker'' chapter, a kid detective tries to help a pair of siblings open a special safe to claim their deceased father's inheritance. Near the end, the detective reveals that the siblings are actually thieves who tied up the real family and assumed their identities in order to trick him into opening the safe so they could steal the money. He claims to have realized this upon noticing that despite supposedly being trained musicians, none of the siblings had calluses on their hands.

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* In one ''Anime/KaitouJoker'' chapter, a kid detective tries to help a pair of siblings open a special safe to claim their deceased father's inheritance. Near the end, the detective reveals that the siblings are actually thieves who tied up the real family and assumed their identities in order to trick him into opening the safe so they could steal the money.its contents. He claims to have realized this upon noticing that despite supposedly being trained musicians, none of the siblings had calluses on their hands.
13th May '17 10:34:01 AM comicwriter
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* In one ''Anime/KaitouJoker'' chapter, a kid detective tries to help a pair of siblings open a special safe to claim their deceased father's inheritance. Near the end, the detective reveals that the siblings are actually thieves who tied up the real family and assumed their identities in order to trick him into opening the safe so they could steal the money. He claims to have realized this upon noticing that despite supposedly being trained musicians, none of the siblings had calluses on their hands.
3rd May '17 8:12:58 AM shawnvw
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* ''HawaiiFive0'' In "Wehe 'ana", Danny is protecting a coma patient who's suddenly become the target of criminals. When a nurse comes in to "check on Mr. Makino" -- who the rest of the staff only knew as "John Doe" -- Danny knows she's a hitwoman.
21st Apr '17 7:39:05 PM TaylorHyuuga
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* ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations 2'' has a prisoner impersonating a security guard, only to get uncovered when his pet dog goes to him.

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* ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations 2'' has a prisoner impersonating a security guard, only to get uncovered when his pet dog polar bear goes to him.
21st Apr '17 7:34:41 PM TaylorHyuuga
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* In ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', Tenma is initially suspicious with two "friendly" helpers being accomplices of Johan and has his suspicions confirmed when one of them refers to him as "doctor" -- something he never told them about.

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* In ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', Tenma is initially suspicious with two "friendly" helpers being accomplices of Johan and has his suspicions confirmed when one of them refers to him as "doctor" -- [[INeverSaidItWasPoison something he never told them about.about]].
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