History Main / ThePowerOfActing

14th Jan '16 10:05:19 PM Wuz
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SCP 701 IS NOT A SUPERPOWER
* Wiki/SCPFoundation has [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-701 SCP-701]], The Hanged King's Tragedy, a play that has a chance of resulting in everyone acting and watching the play killing each other.
13th Dec '15 4:18:26 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Wraith Squadron'' books of the ''XWingSeries'', Garik "Face" Loran fills this role in the Wraith Squadron commando unit. When it comes to infiltration, he tells the other members of the team how to not draw attention and seem inconspicuous, while he gets everyone to pay attention only to him and feeding them his made up stories. Having a galaxy-wide famous actor on a covert operations team never becomes a problem, as he's just so good that nobody ever recognizes him, if he doesn't want them to.
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* In the ''Wraith Squadron'' books of the ''XWingSeries'', ''Literature/XWingSeries'', Garik "Face" Loran fills this role in the Wraith Squadron commando unit. When it comes to infiltration, he tells the other members of the team how to not draw attention and seem inconspicuous, while he gets everyone to pay attention only to him and feeding them his made up stories. Having a galaxy-wide famous actor on a covert operations team never becomes a problem, as he's just so good that nobody ever recognizes him, if he doesn't want them to.
27th Nov '15 11:17:48 AM nombretomado
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* "Master Thespian" from ''SaturdayNightLive'' aspires to this. His teacher, Chin-Hua, was able to look like CarlWeathers for a production of ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' (despite being an 80 year old Chinese man) through "acting!"
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* "Master Thespian" from ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' aspires to this. His teacher, Chin-Hua, was able to look like CarlWeathers for a production of ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' (despite being an 80 year old Chinese man) through "acting!"
22nd Nov '15 1:31:23 AM Ravenya003
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* This is the skill-set that Lito Rodriguez contributes to the cluster in ''Series/{{Sense8}}''. On more than one occasion he manages to bluff, flirt or otherwise trick his way out of a difficult situation.
21st Oct '15 12:31:51 PM VVK
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Compare CharlesAtlasSuperpower, MasterOfDisguise, ConsummateLiar. Contrast BadBadActing.
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Compare CharlesAtlasSuperpower, AwesomenessIsAForce, MasterOfDisguise, ConsummateLiar. Contrast BadBadActing.
13th Oct '15 9:42:48 AM Willbyr
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Compare CharlesAtlasSuperpower, MasterOfDisguise, ConsummateLiar. Contrast BadBadActing.
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Compare CharlesAtlasSuperpower, MasterOfDisguise, ConsummateLiar. ConsummateLiar. Contrast BadBadActing.

Compare CharlesAtlasSuperpower, MasterOfDisguise, ConsummateLiar. Contrast BadBadActing.

* Mike (Sato'''mi Ke'''iko) in ''UmiNoMisaki'', when she gets really into a role, can make herself sound - and, in dim light, even somehow ''look'' - like who she's playing. Including, at one point, seeming to wear the other girl's eyeglasses, which there's no possible way she could have.
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* Mike (Sato'''mi Ke'''iko) in ''UmiNoMisaki'', ''Manga/UmiNoMisaki'', when she gets really into a role, can make herself sound - and, in dim light, even somehow ''look'' - like who she's playing. Including, at one point, seeming to wear the other girl's eyeglasses, which there's no possible way she could have.
19th Apr '15 7:19:03 AM Schol-R-LEA
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--> “Oh MAMA! Some of the things I pulled on him…? I ought’a be ashamed of myself…”
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--> “Oh MAMA! Some of the things I pulled on him…? I ought’a be ashamed of myself…”myself…I gotta admit, I would’a gone after Champ, orders or no orders. It was… It was just so much FUN! I mean, it was like we were kids on a playground, and I just couldn’t help fucking with him; it was so EASY and so FUN. I mean, it wasn’t like I disliked Champ, or that I wanted to hurt him, it’s just that he was so much fun to heckle! He was like Elmer Fudd to my Bugs Bunny.”
18th Apr '15 9:32:11 PM Schol-R-LEA
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* Literature/WhateleyUniverse: If Mephisto the Mentalist's claims are [[UnreliableNarrator to be believed]], 99% of his career as a SuperVillain consisted of a bunch of old {{Vaudeville}} tricks and illusions backed up by a lot of [[GenreSavvy Genre Savviness]] and just a smidgen of [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower mind-control tricks]]. He was consistently able to pull a fast one over even his cleverest opponents, convincing them of everything from alien invasions to his own [[AGodAmI seeming apotheosis]] decade after decade. As for the less brilliant SuperHero types, such as the Champion, well, in his own words, --> “Oh MAMA! Some of the things I pulled on him…? I ought’a be ashamed of myself…”
15th Apr '15 9:28:30 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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* The basic concept of ''Manga/PrivateActress'' is to prove this trope.
5th Mar '15 10:19:44 PM triscion
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** The above incident isn't the only case of this, since Touma's shown to be quite good at BS-ing people when wants to. Best shown by the fact that even after a dozen or more volumes, no one's realized that he's suffering from Amnesia (due to the events of the first arc).
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