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24th Jun '16 1:15:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': Al has to find a mirror like this in a room full of magic mirrors which all show something different. He finds it when he notices that his reflection is wearing his "street rat" clothes instead of the princely robes he has on. Then Iago sets off the trap because he thinks the mirror which depicts himself covered in jewelery must be the one.

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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'': Al has to find a mirror like this in a room full of magic mirrors which all show something different. He finds it when he notices that his reflection is wearing his "street rat" clothes instead of the princely robes he has on. Then Iago sets off the trap because he thinks the mirror which depicts himself covered in jewelery must be the one.



* In an episode of ''ThePiratesOfDarkWater'' Bloth used a magical artifact to [[FreakyFridayFlip swap bodies with Ren]], as well as having Konk swap bodies with Niddler. However, while in the other person's body, their reflection still shows who they really are.

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* In an episode of ''ThePiratesOfDarkWater'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'' Bloth used a magical artifact to [[FreakyFridayFlip swap bodies with Ren]], as well as having Konk swap bodies with Niddler. However, while in the other person's body, their reflection still shows who they really are.
22nd Jun '16 6:36:32 PM higurashimerlin
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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', this is implied (and in the seventh arc stated) to be the reason why Beatrice is repelled by mirrors. [[spoiler:[[AmbiguousGender Yasu]] says that he/she hates mirrors because they do not acknowledge his/her make-believe appearance and remind him/her that s/he's not the powerful witch s/he pretends to be. Thus, in the story, the camera will always show which personality is in control. Yasu's actual image is never seen in the visual novel.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', this is implied (and in the seventh arc stated) to be the reason why Beatrice is repelled by mirrors. [[spoiler:[[AmbiguousGender Yasu]] says that he/she hates mirrors because they do not acknowledge his/her make-believe appearance and remind him/her that s/he's not the powerful witch s/he pretends to be. Thus, in the story, the camera will always show which personality is in control.being depicted. Yasu's actual image is never seen in the visual novel.]]
13th Jun '16 5:22:55 AM Kakai
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Godslave}}'', the window in Sobek's office reflects his divine form rather than human.
25th May '16 3:24:30 PM Minni128
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24th May '16 2:59:58 PM Minni128
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*In chapter eight of ''Broken Gate'', this is inverted, as the mirror doesn't really show Nezumi's true self, actually, as Nezumi's reflection is the opposite of what she is, right down to being more emotive. The reason for this because said reflection is a manifestation of her madness, the which she talks to.


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*According to Japanese mythology, this is usually how you can figure out if someone you know is a {{Kitsune}} as while they look normal to you, a mirror shows what they really are. However, according to some, the mirror has to be an old one.
*Likewise, the same works for vampires, that is, because, they don't have souls, they don't have reflections, unless the mirror doesn't have a silver backing.


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24th May '16 2:08:26 PM Minni128
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* In the "Baby Doll" Episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', the main antagonist suffers from a condition that kept her from aging. Despite being well over 30, she physically looks like a pre-teen. When the Dark Knight chases her into a house of mirrors, she stumbles across one that reflects what would look like under "normal" circumstances.

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* In the "Baby Doll" Episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', the main antagonist suffers from a condition that kept her from aging. Despite being well over 30, she physically looks like younger than a pre-teen. When the Dark Knight chases her into a house of mirrors, she stumbles across one that reflects what would look like under "normal" circumstances.
6th May '16 2:21:25 AM shamgar001
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* ''Mirror of Souls'' by Christian progressive-power metal band Theocracy zig-zags this. The protagonist goes through a hall of mirrors that create flattering reflections of his good qualities. Later he encounters the titular Mirror of Souls, the very eyes of God, which reveals his true nature: a corpse ravaged by sin. After he pleads for salvation, the Mirror reflects Christ in his place.
5th May '16 1:42:25 PM HiddenWindshield
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** Within a dream, Eames can copy other people's appearances some reflections showed his true face, others reflected his disguise. Which mirrors reflected his true face and which reflected his disguise changed (almost certainly deliberately) between cuts.

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** Within a dream, Eames[[note]]and probably anyone else, but Eames is the only that does so[[/note]] can copy other people's appearances appearances. When he looked at himself in several mirrors, some reflections showed his true face, others reflected his disguise. Which mirrors reflected his true face and which reflected his disguise changed (almost certainly deliberately) between cuts.
5th May '16 11:31:43 AM PaladinPhoenix
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** In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'', Ashlynn seeks the Mirror of Ra because she hopes [[spoiler: it can break whatever's causing her invisibility]].

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** In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'', Ashlynn seeks the Mirror of Ra because she hopes [[spoiler: it can break whatever's causing her invisibility]]. Unlike other examples in the series, this ''doesn't'' immediately cause the mirror to break, because it's later used [[spoiler: against the evil dream king to reveal his true identity, and the real evil king to prevent him from launching you into the dream world again.]]
4th May '16 8:26:50 PM Everdream
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* In ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'', Seeshomoru uses a youkai known as The Nothing Woman (Unmother in the English translation) to trick Inuyasha into thinking he's kidnapped his mother's spirit. It works, but Kagome notices in the nearby lake's reflection that she doesn't have a face.

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* In ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'', Seeshomoru Sesshomaru uses a youkai known as The Nothing Woman (Unmother in the English translation) to trick Inuyasha into thinking he's kidnapped his mother's spirit. It works, but Kagome notices in the nearby lake's reflection that she doesn't have a face.
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