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13th Oct '17 8:43:59 PM Teenlyokofan7777
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** In the sixth season finale, "To Where and Back Again", Starlight Glimmer and her team, venturing into a kingdom full of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Changelings]], use the phrase "klutzy draconequus" as a trust password. Discord isn't exactly pleased.

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*** It proves useful in "The Times They Are A Changeling." [[spoiler: The Crystal Empire is on guard against a changeling. They don't know if the visitors from Ponyville are really them, so Cadance initiates the rhyme and Twilight reciprocates almost immediately, calming the guards down.]]
** In the sixth season finale, "To Where and Back Again", Starlight Glimmer and her team, venturing into a kingdom full of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Changelings]], use the phrase "klutzy draconequus" as a trust password. Discord isn't exactly pleased. However when the phony Discord doesn't say "draconequus" after Starlight says "klutzy," she, Trixie, and Thorax immediately know what's up.
2nd Oct '17 9:23:19 PM SgtFrog1
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** Some people even have passphrases for ''themselves'' in the off-chance that they somehow end up talking to their future selves.
2nd Oct '17 9:19:06 PM SgtFrog1
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** After learning that one of the villain's lackeys can duplicate appearances, Zoro comes up with a solution: each Straw Hat should wear a white cloth over their arm [[spoiler:to hide the ''true'' trust sign, an X]].

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** After learning that one of the villain's lackeys can duplicate appearances, Zoro comes up with a solution: each Straw Hat should wear a white cloth over their arm [[spoiler:to hide the ''true'' trust sign, an X]].a large X written on their arm]].
9th Sep '17 1:49:16 PM Chessanator
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* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has passwords as standard when fighting Strangers (who can mess with perceptions) and Masters (who can fight with others). The most prominent example of this is [[spoiler:after the [[VillainProtagonist protagonists]] capture and [[PeoplePuppets bodyjack]] Shadow Stalker in order to infiltrate the Wards. When Weld uses the standard password, they're able to make Shadow Stalker reply with the standard countersign indicating that she's uncompromised -- but they are at a loss when Weld asks who it was Shadow Stalker recently got in trouble for harassing. The incorrect response turns an until-then-successful infiltration into a firefight.]]

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* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has passwords as standard when fighting Strangers (who can mess with perceptions) and Masters (who can fight with others).control other people's bodies). The most prominent example of this is [[spoiler:after the [[VillainProtagonist protagonists]] capture and [[PeoplePuppets bodyjack]] Shadow Stalker in order to infiltrate the Wards. When Weld uses the standard password, they're able to make Shadow Stalker reply with the standard countersign indicating that she's uncompromised -- but they are at a loss when Weld asks who it was Shadow Stalker recently got in trouble for harassing. The incorrect response turns an until-then-successful infiltration into a firefight.]]
14th Aug '17 5:56:33 AM sgamer82
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* In the ''Podcast/RedPandaAdventures'' episode "The World Next Door", Baboon [=McSmoothie=] needs to do this twice. The first time, to convince the Red Panda he's from an AlternateTimeline, he gives the Panda a message from his counterpart with nothing but the Red Panda's real name on it. That convinces him [=McSmoothie=] is telling the truth, but ''isn't'' enough to secure the Red Panda's help stealing a prototype device from a Nazi scientist that, while destined to become one of the series greatest villains, hasn't done anything ''yet''. What convinces the Panda to help is a file created by his counterpart detailing the supervillain DeathTrap that killed his Flying Squirrel.
7th Aug '17 5:26:44 PM ultimomant
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* In ''[[Manga.NanatsuNoTaizai The Seven Deadly Sins]]'', [[spoiler: Gilthunder's supposed BadassBoast]] turns out to be a trust password. It's a phrase learned from Meliodas, to be used if they're ever in deep trouble.

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* In ''[[Manga.NanatsuNoTaizai The Seven Deadly Sins]]'', ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'', [[spoiler: Gilthunder's supposed BadassBoast]] turns out to be a trust password. It's a phrase learned from Meliodas, to be used if they're ever in deep trouble.


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* In the final scene of ''Film/Sharknado5GlobalSwarming'', Fin Shepard runs into [[spoiler:a grown man who claims to be the FutureBadass version of his son Little Gil]]. Fin is understandably skeptical, until the man says, [[spoiler:"Semper Paratus. A Shepard is always prepared."]]
3rd Aug '17 5:16:50 PM merotoker
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** In ''Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody'', Kyon [[spoiler:gives Yuki the piece of paper that she gives him in three years' time as he travels through time himself.]] This convinces her to [[spoiler:synchronize her memories with her future self, effectively merging her current and future selves into the same person]]. And then she returns the favor immediately afterward, [[spoiler:taking off her glasses the same way she does three years later]].
** In the fourth light novel, Kyon finds himself in an AlternateUniverse where the SOS members are ordinary humans. Haruhi won't even give him the time of day, until in desperation, he [[spoiler:introduces himself as John Smith, the alias he used as a time traveler helping him out three years ago.]] After he does that and [[spoiler:the world is returned to "normal"]], he keeps this as an emergency trump card and [[spoiler:finds himself using it to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome blackmail Yuki's boss]]]].
** Adult Mikuru convinces Kyon of her identity by [[spoiler:showing him a distinctive mole on her breast -- except Kyon didn't know about that yet, even though Mikuru claims he pointed it out to her.]] Kyon uses this information to [[spoiler:point this fact out to the younger Mikuru, turning the whole thing into a StableTimeLoop.]] It pops up later, too -- he recognizes [[spoiler:a fake Mikuru because she doesn't have the mole]], and he tries it again in ''Disappearance'' [[spoiler:on an alternate universe Mikuru, who calls him a pervert and punches him out]].

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** In ''Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody'', Kyon [[spoiler:gives Yuki the piece of paper that she gives him in three years' time as he travels through time himself.]] himself]]. This convinces her to [[spoiler:synchronize her memories with her future self, effectively merging her current and future selves into the same person]]. And then she returns the favor immediately afterward, [[spoiler:taking off her glasses the same way she does three years later]].
** In the fourth light novel, Kyon finds himself in an AlternateUniverse where the SOS members are ordinary humans. Haruhi won't even give him the time of day, until in desperation, he [[spoiler:introduces himself as John Smith, the alias he used as a time traveler helping him out three years ago.]] ago]]. After he does that and [[spoiler:the world is returned to "normal"]], he keeps this as an emergency trump card and [[spoiler:finds himself using it to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome blackmail Yuki's boss]]]].
** Adult Mikuru convinces Kyon of her identity by [[spoiler:showing him a distinctive mole on her breast -- except Kyon didn't know about that yet, even though Mikuru claims he pointed it out to her.]] Kyon uses this information to [[spoiler:point this fact out to the younger Mikuru, turning the whole thing into a StableTimeLoop.]] StableTimeLoop]]. It pops up later, too -- he recognizes [[spoiler:a fake Mikuru because she doesn't have the mole]], and he tries it again in ''Disappearance'' [[spoiler:on an alternate universe Mikuru, who calls him a pervert and punches him out]].



** In ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'', the real Superman proves his identity to Lois by naming Clark Kent's favorite movie, [[spoiler:''Film/ToKillAMockingbird''.]]

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** In ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'', the real Superman proves his identity to Lois by naming Clark Kent's favorite movie, [[spoiler:''Film/ToKillAMockingbird''.]][[spoiler:''Film/ToKillAMockingbird'']].



* ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'':
** The first film has the protagonists' future selves prove their identities thusly:
-->'''Ted:''' "If you guys are really us, what number are we thinking of?"\\

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* ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'':
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** The first film ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'' has the protagonists' future selves prove their identities thusly:
-->'''Ted:''' --->'''Ted:''' "If you guys are really us, what number are we thinking of?"\\



* In ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'', when Sarah encounters Future John Connor, she suspects him to be a shapeshifted terminator. Connor gains her trust by citing details of the past that only John Connor would know. [[spoiler: Subverted, it turns out he's a Terminator-human hybrid made from Connor's body]].

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* In ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'', when Sarah encounters Future John Connor, she suspects him to be a shapeshifted terminator. Connor gains her trust by citing details of the past that only John Connor would know. [[spoiler: Subverted, it turns out he's a Terminator-human hybrid made from Connor's body]].body.]]



* Subverted in the ''Literature/{{Liavek}}'' story, "A Well-Made Plan" into SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay. A {{Body Swap}}ped character shows up at his own front door and tries to convince his butler that it's really him. The butler asks for this trope, in the form of what the item that is the source of his magical power is (information that every magician keeps a closely held-secret, due to the way magic works in this universe). Instead of naming an item, the character explodes in fury, refuses to reveal it, then comments that since he'd never told the butler in the first place, there was no reason for the butler to expect him to answer. ''This'' is the response that the butler was looking for, and he gladly lets him in.

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* Subverted in the ''Literature/{{Liavek}}'' story, "A Well-Made Plan" into SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay. A {{Body Swap}}ped [[FreakyFridayFlip Body Swapped]] character shows up at his own front door and tries to convince his butler that it's really him. The butler asks for this trope, in the form of what the item that is the source of his magical power is (information that every magician keeps a closely held-secret, due to the way magic works in this universe). Instead of naming an item, the character explodes in fury, refuses to reveal it, then comments that since he'd never told the butler in the first place, there was no reason for the butler to expect him to answer. ''This'' is the response that the butler was looking for, and he gladly lets him in.



** The team finds a crystal skull inside a chamber filled with radiation, and their attempt to examine it results in Daniel being made [[IntangibleMan invisible and immaterial]]. The rest of the cast has no idea what happened to him until it is revealed that Daniel's grandfather Nick (who had once seen a similar skull and was living in a mental institution) can see him. Jack is skeptical, but is convinced by this exchange:

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** The team finds a crystal skull inside a chamber filled with radiation, and their attempt to examine it results in Daniel being made [[IntangibleMan [[Intangibility invisible and immaterial]]. The rest of the cast has no idea what happened to him until it is revealed that Daniel's grandfather Nick (who had once seen a similar skull and was living in a mental institution) can see him. Jack is skeptical, but is convinced by this exchange:



* In ''[[Machinima/RedVsBlue Red vs. Blue: Reconstruction]]'', Agent Washington verifies to the Reds that he is from Command by knowing Sarge's ultimate secret password: [[spoiler: it's "[[ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish password]]".]]

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* In ''[[Machinima/RedVsBlue Red vs. Blue: Reconstruction]]'', Agent Washington verifies to the Reds that he is from Command by knowing Sarge's ultimate secret password: [[spoiler: it's "[[ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish password]]".]]password]]"]].



** During their adventures in the Punyverse, Bun-Bun cons Lord Grater into believing he works for his boss, Zorgon Gola. Lord Grater responds, "if you know everything about me, what am I thinking about right now?" Bun-Bun responds that the infomation is [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/010704 classified,]] which instantly appeases him.

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** During their adventures in the Punyverse, Bun-Bun cons Lord Grater into believing he works for his boss, Zorgon Gola. Lord Grater responds, "if you know everything about me, what am I thinking about right now?" Bun-Bun responds that the infomation information is [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/010704 classified,]] which instantly appeases him.
2nd Aug '17 8:44:40 PM DanielCase
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* ''Film/T2Trainspotting'': Played straight with Renton and Sick Boy's [[ThrowItIn improvised sectarian song]]; subverted with "1690" as the widely-used and easily-guessable bank card [=PIN=].
29th Jul '17 1:34:20 PM ASTOL01
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** Subverted in one conversation with Karkat, who can't remember the password, but ''does'' remember that it's insulting. He rattles off a truly impressive self-loathing monologue, which convinces Jade anyway, because Karkat is the only person who hates himself enough to put ''that'' much effort into insulting himself.
28th Jul '17 8:47:51 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''VisualNovel/{{SOON}}'': [[spoiler:Dr Fang]] decided on a "time travel password" as a kid [[CrazyPrepared just in case]] someone had to prove time travel was real.
-->'''Atlas:''' A password? Why didn't you think of that?
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