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8th Feb '16 4:27:37 AM Alia_of
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* Shallan from [[{{Creator/BrandonSanderson}} Brandon Sanderson's]] ''[[{{Literature/TheStormlightArchive}} The Stormlight Archive]]'' successfully uses a boy's or a man's disguise several times in order to gather information or pass unnoticed through war camps. Nobody ever notices, but then she is a mistress of illusion.
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* Shallan from [[{{Creator/BrandonSanderson}} Brandon Sanderson's]] ''[[{{Literature/TheStormlightArchive}} The Stormlight Archive]]'' Creator/BrandonSanderson's ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' successfully uses a boy's or a man's disguise several times in order to gather information or pass unnoticed through war camps. Nobody ever notices, but then she is a mistress of illusion.
2nd Feb '16 3:39:13 AM migmit
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* There's another Soviet movie, called ''The Hussar Ballad'', whose protagonist, Shurochka Azarova, is the TropeNamer for this trope in the Russian counterpart of TVTropes.
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* There's another Soviet movie, called ''The Hussar Ballad'', ''Film/HussarBallad'', whose protagonist, Shurochka Azarova, is the TropeNamer for this trope in the Russian counterpart of TVTropes.
28th Jan '16 2:05:51 PM Greenygal
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* In the book ''Half Magic'' a young girl gets really annoyed at Lancelot so she wishes that she was his match in strength and skill, then conjures a suit of armor and challenges him to a duel. She wins and the crowd cheers her. When the king asks her to remove her helmet she does so, having forgotten she still looks the same underneath. As the mood of the crowd shifts from shock to anger, she's called names and Lancelot is jeered for being beaten by a girl, for all of five minutes before Merlin erases everyone's memories.
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* In the book Creator/EdwardEager's ''Half Magic'' a young girl gets really annoyed at Lancelot so she wishes that she was his match in strength and skill, then conjures a suit of armor and challenges him to a duel. She wins and the crowd cheers her. When the king asks her to remove her helmet she does so, having forgotten she still looks the same underneath. As the mood of the crowd shifts from shock to anger, she's called names and Lancelot is jeered for being beaten by a girl, for all of five minutes before Merlin erases everyone's memories.

* Nearly every character in Piers Anthony's ''Refugee'' (in the series ''Literature/{{Bio of a Space Tyrant}}'') ends up dressing as a member of the opposite gender as a defense against ubiquitous space pirates.
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* Nearly every character in Piers Anthony's Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Refugee'' (in the series ''Literature/{{Bio of a Space Tyrant}}'') ends up dressing as a member of the opposite gender as a defense against ubiquitous space pirates.
28th Jan '16 2:03:40 PM Greenygal
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* Creator/MarionZimmerBradley's wizard Lythande is a woman who disguised herself to be able to learn magic; by the time her teachers found her out, she had learned too much for them to send her away. Instead, her punishment was that if any man should learn she was a woman, she would lose her powers, thus condemning her to continue the masquerade for the rest of her life.> ** In her ''Literature/Darkover'' novel ''Hawkmistress'' Romilly runs away from home and disguises herself as a boy. She proceeds to fall in love with a man who seems to return her interest. Unfortunately it comes out that he genuinely prefers boys and is enormously taken aback, not to mention turned off, when he discovers she's a girl.
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* Creator/MarionZimmerBradley's wizard Lythande is a woman who disguised herself to be able to learn magic; by the time her teachers found her out, she had learned too much for them to send her away. Instead, her punishment was that if any man should learn she was a woman, she would lose her powers, thus condemning her to continue the masquerade for the rest of her life.> life. ** In her ''Literature/Darkover'' ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'' novel ''Hawkmistress'' Romilly runs away from home and disguises herself as a boy. She proceeds to fall in love with a man who seems to return her interest. Unfortunately it comes out that he genuinely prefers boys and is enormously taken aback, not to mention turned off, when he discovers she's a girl.
25th Jan '16 2:46:46 PM mhnospa
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* In UK children's TV series ''Sir Gadabout (The Worst Knight in the Land)'' the incompetent Knight of the Round Table are regularly saved by taciturn "Sir Knight", who unknown to them, is King Arthur's young daughter, Princess Elenora (Tamsin Egerton), wearing chainmail.
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* In UK children's TV series ''Sir Gadabout (The Worst Knight in the Land)'' the incompetent Knight Knights of the Round Table are regularly saved by taciturn "Sir Knight", who unknown to them, is King Arthur's young daughter, Princess Elenora (Tamsin Egerton), wearing chainmail.
25th Jan '16 2:34:22 PM mhnospa
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* In UK children's TV series ''Sir Gadabout (The Worst Knight in the Land)'' the incompetent Knight of the Round Table are regularly saved by taciturn "Sir Knight", who unknown to them, is King Arthur's young daughter, Princess Elenora (Tamsin Egerton), wearing chainmail.
25th Jan '16 1:53:41 PM mhnospa
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonForce'', one of the leaders is a female who wears intimidating and bulky armor with a face-concealing helmet for the first half of the game. Her proper gender is indicated immediately if you play as her in the campaign, but [[http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/225/junonlb8.gif nobody else knows until she takes off the helmet.]]
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonForce'', one of the leaders is a female who wears intimidating and bulky armor with a face-concealing helmet for the first half of the game. Her proper gender is indicated immediately if you play as her in the campaign, but [[http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/225/junonlb8.gif [[https://archive.is/Pb372 nobody else knows until she takes off the helmet.]]
25th Jan '16 11:56:40 AM mhnospa
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* In 1952 swashbuckler ''Sons of the Musketeers'' (aka ''At Sword's Point'') one of the sons is quite obviously a daughter (played by Creator/MaureenOHara), but absolutely nobody notices until after she takes her hat off.
7th Jan '16 7:06:48 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Also used for a bit of subtle CharacterDevelopment; in the second series, when 'Bob' first shows up, Lord Blackadder is both taken in by Bob's disguise and highly attracted to 'him', prompting something of a crisis of sexuality. In the fourth series, 'Bob' shows up again... and Captain Blackadder's not fooled for a second. Unfortunately, his superior officer ''is''...
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** Also used for a bit of subtle CharacterDevelopment; in the second series, series (set in Elizabethan England), when 'Bob' first shows up, Lord Blackadder is both taken in by Bob's disguise and highly attracted to 'him', prompting something of a crisis of sexuality. In the fourth series, series (set during the First World War), 'Bob' shows up again... and Captain Blackadder's not fooled for a second. Unfortunately, his superior officer ''is''...
6th Jan '16 8:41:13 AM AsForMyHandle
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->''"As [[TropeNamers sweet Polly Oliver]] lay musing in bed,''\\
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->''"As [[TropeNamers sweet Polly Oliver]] Oliver lay musing in bed,''\\
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