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12th Nov '16 3:01:47 PM StFan
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->'''Kyle Reese:''' The 600 series had rubber skin. We spotted them easy, but these are new. They look human... sweat, bad breath, everything. Very hard to spot. I had to wait till he moved on you before I could zero him.
->'''Sarah Connor:''' Look... I am not stupid, you know. They cannot make things like that yet.
->'''Kyle Reese:''' Not yet. Not for about 40 years.

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->'''Kyle Reese:''' The 600 series had rubber skin. We spotted them easy, but these are new. They look human... sweat, bad breath, everything. Very hard to spot. I had to wait till he moved on you before I could zero him.
->'''Sarah
him.\\
'''Sarah
Connor:''' Look... I am not stupid, you know. They cannot make things like that yet.
->'''Kyle
yet.\\
'''Kyle
Reese:''' Not yet. Not for about 40 years.



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* The formless JAM in ''Franchise/SentouYouseiYukikaze''. In the anime, they start by copying Earth's technology (namely weapons and aircraft) before later moving onto human beings themselves.
** As it turns out, this is how [[spoiler:the JAM see Rei and Yukikaze]].

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* The formless JAM in ''Franchise/SentouYouseiYukikaze''. In the anime, they start by copying Earth's technology (namely weapons and aircraft) before later moving onto human beings themselves.
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themselves. As it turns out, this is how [[spoiler:the JAM see Rei and Yukikaze]].
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* This has always been the approach of the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Skrulls]], the antagonistic alien race found in MarvelComics, but most of all in the ComicBook/SecretInvasion CrisisCrossover.
** Also, the now-gone [[ComicBook/RomSpaceknight Dire Wraiths]].

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* This has always been the approach of the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Skrulls]], the antagonistic alien race found in MarvelComics, Creator/MarvelComics, but most of all in the ComicBook/SecretInvasion ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' CrisisCrossover.
** * Also, the now-gone [[ComicBook/RomSpaceknight Dire Wraiths]].Wraiths from ''ComicBook/RomSpaceknight''.



** the special "The End of the World" shows that one of them, [[ShoutOut Kravenn the Hunter]] infiltrated the Xerbian government and was decisive in the vote that made the Xerbians [[WeComeInPeaceShootToKill temporarily deactivate their orbital defences as a sign of peace (the Evronians invaded in that precise moment and overran the planet in a few scant days)]]. The same soldier, who also has a tracking superpower, continues infiltrating Xerbian pockets of resistance in the (failed) attempt to capture a member of the government, going as far as jumping on one of the three evacuation ships;

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** the The special "The End of the World" shows that one of them, [[ShoutOut Kravenn the Hunter]] infiltrated the Xerbian government and was decisive in the vote that made the Xerbians [[WeComeInPeaceShootToKill temporarily deactivate their orbital defences as a sign of peace (the Evronians invaded in that precise moment and overran the planet in a few scant days)]]. The same soldier, who also has a tracking superpower, continues infiltrating Xerbian pockets of resistance in the (failed) attempt to capture a member of the government, going as far as jumping on one of the three evacuation ships;



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* ''[[TransformersFilmSeries Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen]]'' got a good amount of drama out of having the Decepticon "Alice" who could pose as a human. As if paranoia about everyday vehicles and devices wasn't enough.
** ''{{Transformers}}'' in general is clearly in the same spirit. While most Transformers disguise themselves as vehicles rather than people, the principle is the same... Any car on the road or plane in the sky could be a robot in disguise. One of them could be in your driveway ''right now''. And that's just the rank and file; it's been shown that they've branched out and there are Transformers who are capable of becoming all sorts of things you might have ''inside'' the house as well, like a camera, a microscope, a wristwatch, or a computer not terribly different from the one you're looking at right now. That monitor you're staring into? It could be ''staring back''.
* Inverted in ''Film/{{District 9}}'', when the young alien remarks that [[spoiler:Wikus, in the process of transforming into an alien,]] "looks the same" as him. Also a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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* ''[[TransformersFilmSeries Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen]]'' ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' got a good amount of drama out of having the Decepticon "Alice" who could pose as a human. As if paranoia about everyday vehicles and devices wasn't enough.
** ''{{Transformers}}'' in general is clearly in the same spirit. While most Transformers disguise themselves as vehicles rather than people, the principle is the same... Any car on the road or plane in the sky could be a robot in disguise. One of them could be in your driveway ''right now''. And that's just the rank and file; it's been shown that they've branched out and there are Transformers who are capable of becoming all sorts of things you might have ''inside'' the house as well, like a camera, a microscope, a wristwatch, or a computer not terribly different from the one you're looking at right now. That monitor you're staring into? It could be ''staring back''.
* Inverted in ''Film/{{District 9}}'', ''Film/District9'', when the young alien remarks that [[spoiler:Wikus, in the process of transforming into an alien,]] "looks the same" as him. Also a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.



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* In ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' the Thin Man alien units would count as this. Their disguise is pulled off pretty good as well... thin men! Until they pull out their alien weaponry and start doing back-flips in business suits that is. Also their eyes if studied are reptilian in nature. Which would explain why they wear dark glasses. The bases of their necks are also scaled, implying that only the always visible parts are human in appearance, although this isn't stated ingame.
** ADVENT troopers from ''VideoGame/{{XCOM2}}'' look human enough until you remove their faceplate as happens during a cutscene and during any AlienAutopsy you perform on them. Then again, ADVENT troopers are peacekeeping forces and only need to look human enough to not be scary to the human populace while still being armored and armed well enough to keep order in the the VichyEarth regime. Faceless, on the other hand, are straight up ShapeShifter that pose as civilians to ambush your troops while they are trying to rescue them (if they are aligned with LaResistance), or avoid them (if they are aligned with ADVENT, since the GullibleLemmings they are will alert the authority if they see heavily armed [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters terrorists]] walking around, but usually aren't attentive enough to pose a threat to the squad).

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In ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' the Thin Man alien units would count as this. Their disguise is pulled off pretty good as well... thin men! Until they pull out their alien weaponry and start doing back-flips in business suits that is. Also their eyes if studied are reptilian in nature. Which would explain why they wear dark glasses. The bases of their necks are also scaled, implying that only the always visible parts are human in appearance, although this isn't stated ingame.
** ADVENT troopers from ''VideoGame/{{XCOM2}}'' ''VideoGame/{{XCOM 2}}'' look human enough until you remove their faceplate as happens during a cutscene and during any AlienAutopsy you perform on them. Then again, ADVENT troopers are peacekeeping forces and only need to look human enough to not be scary to the human populace while still being armored and armed well enough to keep order in the the VichyEarth regime. Faceless, on the other hand, are straight up ShapeShifter that pose as civilians to ambush your troops while they are trying to rescue them (if they are aligned with LaResistance), or avoid them (if they are aligned with ADVENT, since the GullibleLemmings they are will alert the authority if they see heavily armed [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters terrorists]] walking around, but usually aren't attentive enough to pose a threat to the squad).






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* ''PartiallyClips'' parodied this [[http://www.partiallyclips.com/index.php?id=1633 once]].

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* ''PartiallyClips'' ''Webcomic/PartiallyClips'' parodied this [[http://www.partiallyclips.com/index.php?id=1633 once]].







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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' in general is clearly in the same spirit. While most Transformers disguise themselves as vehicles rather than people, the principle is the same... Any car on the road or plane in the sky could be a robot in disguise. One of them could be in your driveway ''right now''. And that's just the rank and file; it's been shown that they've branched out and there are Transformers who are capable of becoming all sorts of things you might have ''inside'' the house as well, like a camera, a microscope, a wristwatch, or a computer not terribly different from the one you're looking at right now. That monitor you're staring into? It could be ''staring back''.



* ''TomTerrific'': The story arc "Million Manfred Mystery" dealt with some impressionable aliens who mistake Mighty Manfred the Wonder Dog to be Tom (he's wearing Tom's funnel cap while he's off at the store), so they make a plan sheet of Manfred and the entire alien race duplicate themselves as Manfred. The base reason is that Tom is so likeable that the aliens want to be just like him so Earth people will like them as well.

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* ''TomTerrific'': ''WesternAnimation/TomTerrific'': The story arc "Million Manfred Mystery" dealt with some impressionable aliens who mistake Mighty Manfred the Wonder Dog to be Tom (he's wearing Tom's funnel cap while he's off at the store), so they make a plan sheet of Manfred and the entire alien race duplicate themselves as Manfred. The base reason is that Tom is so likeable that the aliens want to be just like him so Earth people will like them as well.
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6th Nov '16 12:00:07 PM wootzits
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* In ''KeroroGunsou'', higher-ranked Keronian platoons are authorized to use technology that lets them mimic humans almost perfectly. Unfortunately for Keroro, his Rank F squad is forced to rely on a set of [[PaperThinDisguise dubious robotic suits]].

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* In ''KeroroGunsou'', ''Manga/SgtFrog'', higher-ranked Keronian platoons are authorized to use technology that lets them mimic humans almost perfectly. Unfortunately for Keroro, his Rank F squad is forced to rely on a set of [[PaperThinDisguise dubious robotic suits]].
6th Nov '16 8:43:09 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/TheyLookLikePeople'' is about a man who is either having paranoid delusions or is one of the few people to know about "monsters" who pass themselves as humans.
2nd Nov '16 5:12:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TimeRunner'': The aliens infiltrate human society for several decades before launching an [[AlienInvasion all-out invasion]]. Their number even includes [[spoiler:the [[PresidentEvil World President]]]].
3rd Oct '16 8:00:57 AM Imjustme
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** ''{{Transformers}}'' in general is clearly in the same spirit. While most Transformers disguise themselves as vehicles rather than people,, the principle is the same... Any car on the road or plane in the sky could be a robot in disguise. One of them could be in your driveway ''right now''. And that's just the rank and file; it's been shown that they've branched out and there are Transformers who are capable of becoming all sorts of things you might have ''inside'' the house as well, like a camera, a microscope, a wristwatch, or a computer not terribly different from the one you're looking at right now. That monitor you're staring into? It could be ''staring back''.

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** ''{{Transformers}}'' in general is clearly in the same spirit. While most Transformers disguise themselves as vehicles rather than people,, people, the principle is the same... Any car on the road or plane in the sky could be a robot in disguise. One of them could be in your driveway ''right now''. And that's just the rank and file; it's been shown that they've branched out and there are Transformers who are capable of becoming all sorts of things you might have ''inside'' the house as well, like a camera, a microscope, a wristwatch, or a computer not terribly different from the one you're looking at right now. That monitor you're staring into? It could be ''staring back''.
2nd Oct '16 5:13:34 AM Imjustme
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* ''[[TransformersFilmSeries Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen]]'' got a good amount of drama out of having a Decepticon who could pose as a human. As if paranoia about everyday vehicles and devices wasn't enough.

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* ''[[TransformersFilmSeries Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen]]'' got a good amount of drama out of having a the Decepticon "Alice" who could pose as a human. As if paranoia about everyday vehicles and devices wasn't enough.
27th Sep '16 8:29:55 AM ElodieHiras
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** ADVENT troopers from ''VideoGame/{{XCOM2}}'' look human enough until you remove their faceplate as happens during a cutscene and during any AlienAutopsy you perform on them. Then again, ADVENT troopers are peacekeeping forces and only need to look human enough to not be scary to the human populace while still being armored and armed well enough to keep order in the the VichyEarth regime. Faceless, on the other hand, are straight up ShapeShifter that pose as civilians to ambush your troops while they are trying to rescue them (if they are aligned with LaResistance), or avoid them (if they are aligned with ADVENT, since the GullibleLemmings they are will alert the authority if they see heavily armed [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters terrorists]] walking around, but usually aren't attentive enough to pose a threat to the squad).
20th Sep '16 10:01:58 AM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'': For the most part, the city of New Los Angeles is a safe haven for the player where nothing bad happens during the early game. As the game gets more serious and darker, though, it's revealed that the Ganglion have an alien race known as the Definians on their side... who can perfectly and instantly shapeshift to look like anyone they please. Cue large amounts of paranoia among the characters after several Definian spies are revealed within the city... including one who has been there ''since before the start of the game''.
4th Sep '16 9:26:00 AM 1810072342
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* Instrumen from ''Webcomic/TheSanityCircus'' are capable of taking on the form of (empowered) humans, although MorphicResonance applies in terms of clothing. [[EldritchAbomination The Scarecrows]] also appear as humans, with their black eyes and stitched mouths only appearing at certain (suitably dramatic) moments. Additional series art has suggested that these forms are nowhere close to being their true ones.
28th Aug '16 11:31:25 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The {{alien inva|sion}}ders in ''Film/TheyLive'' use a [[{{Glamour}} cloaking satellite]] to disguise themselves as humans.
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