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4th Nov '16 10:53:52 AM Sharlee
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** Each year, thousands of people in the U.S. submit formal requests for the belated issue of a valid birth certificate for themselves. Usually, these applicants are either the elderly, who've kept what they ''thought'' was a legitimate birth certificate for their whole lives without realizing it was just a celebratory memento from the maternity ward, or to teenagers born to parents who'd been living "off the grid" or under false names. They often don't realize how crucial it is to have such a document until they try to apply for Social Security or a Medicare card, or (if young) to get a driver's license.
18th Sep '16 10:24:04 AM EdwardGil
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* ''StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' have Star's parents giving her principal (and presumably anyone else with authority to ask) treasure and jewels to look the other way.

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* ''StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' have ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' has Star's parents giving her principal (and presumably anyone else with authority to ask) treasure and jewels to look the other way.
18th Sep '16 10:23:19 AM EdwardGil
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* ''StarVsTheForcesOfEvil" have Star's parents giving her principal (and presumably anyone else with authority to ask) treasure and jewels to look the other way.

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* ''StarVsTheForcesOfEvil" ''StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' have Star's parents giving her principal (and presumably anyone else with authority to ask) treasure and jewels to look the other way.
18th Sep '16 10:23:02 AM EdwardGil
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* ''StarVersusTheForcesOfEvil" have Star's parents giving her principal (and presumably anyone else with authority to ask) treasure and jewels to look the other way.

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* ''StarVersusTheForcesOfEvil" ''StarVsTheForcesOfEvil" have Star's parents giving her principal (and presumably anyone else with authority to ask) treasure and jewels to look the other way.
18th Sep '16 10:22:44 AM EdwardGil
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* ''StarVersusTheForcesOfEvil" have Star's parents giving her principal (and presumably anyone else with authority to ask) treasure and jewels to look the other way.
8th Sep '16 4:29:58 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Conan Edogawa and Ai Haibara from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' are actually {{teen genius}}es Shinichi Kudo and Shiho Miyano shrunk by the local FountainOfYouth to the appearance of 6-year-olds. Yet, not only do they have assumed names, they use those identities to attend public schools, and given the show's nature, haven't even had their legal identities suspected by the police officers they meet frequently. This lack of proper papers becomes a plot point when Conan receives and invitation to go to London. He has to travel as Shinichi because Conan doesn't have a passport.

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* Conan Edogawa and Ai Haibara from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' are actually {{teen genius}}es Shinichi Kudo and Shiho Miyano shrunk by the local FountainOfYouth to the appearance of 6-year-olds. Yet, not only do they have assumed names, they use those identities to attend public schools, and given the show's nature, haven't even had their legal identities suspected by the police officers they meet frequently. This lack of proper papers becomes a plot point when Conan receives and an invitation to go to London. He has to travel as Shinichi because Conan doesn't have a passport.
4th Sep '16 7:11:19 PM AgentTasmania
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', Sunset Shimmer and Twilight Sparkle were ponies sent to the human world in human forms. They were both able to join a high school without any documentation. This led many fans to 'conclude' she pulled a KillAndReplace on her original human counterpart.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', Sunset Shimmer and Twilight Sparkle were ponies sent to the human world in human forms. They were both able to join a high school without any documentation. This led many fans to 'conclude' she Sunset pulled a KillAndReplace on her original human counterpart.
25th Aug '16 5:03:07 AM AgentTasmania
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', Sunset Shimmer and Twilight Sparkle were ponies sent to the human world in human forms. They were both able to join a high school without any documentation.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', Sunset Shimmer and Twilight Sparkle were ponies sent to the human world in human forms. They were both able to join a high school without any documentation. This led many fans to 'conclude' she pulled a KillAndReplace on her original human counterpart.
17th Aug '16 12:41:07 AM FreeJaffa
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* Averted by ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'', in which it was made clear that Tommy phonied up their Earth identities and all the required paperwork. When they admit they lost their originals without ever submitting them to the proper authorities, he hurriedly throws new ones together...with some spite thrown in at having to do it again, such as deciding that Sally was a male-to-female {{transsexual}}, much to her chagrin. Subverted in an episode where they get audited and make up several far-out stories to explain why they haven't paid their taxes before. Eventually, they admit to being aliens and the IRS guy looks at them for a {{beat}} before saying "Sorry, I've heard that one too."

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* Averted by ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'', in which it was made clear that Tommy phonied up their Earth identities and all the required paperwork. When they admit they lost their originals without ever submitting them to the proper authorities, he hurriedly throws new ones together... with some spite thrown in at having to do it again, such as deciding that Sally was a male-to-female {{transsexual}}, much to her chagrin. Subverted in an episode where they get audited and make up several far-out stories to explain why they haven't paid their taxes before. Eventually, they admit to being aliens and the IRS guy looks at them for a {{beat}} before saying "Sorry, I've heard that one too."



** Then again, in some districts the jury duty officials are so lax, [[http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/04/14/nj-familys-dog-summoned-for-jury-duty/ they send summonses to household pets.]]

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** Then again, in some districts the jury duty officials are so lax, [[http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/04/14/nj-familys-dog-summoned-for-jury-duty/ com/2014/04/14/nj-familys-dog-summoned-for-jury-duty they send summonses to household pets.]]



* Averted in the ''[[TabletopGame/D20Modern Urban Arcana]]'' setting for the Shadowkind, as noted in [[http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=d20modern/fb/20040528a this article]] from Wizards.com - if you're an elf or ogre that just arrived from that other world, not having ID in 21st century America is gonna be a problem. This is why so many Shadowkind wind up with the criminal crowd, or simply taken in (whether they like it or not) by a community of their own kind. For those fortunate enough to find one of the MonstersAnonymous organizations, they can get ID through a more benevolent source.

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* Averted in the ''[[TabletopGame/D20Modern Urban Arcana]]'' setting for the Shadowkind, as noted in [[http://www.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20050404142224/http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=d20modern/fb/20040528a this article]] from Wizards.com - if you're an elf or ogre that just arrived from that other world, not having ID in 21st century America is gonna be a problem. This is why so many Shadowkind wind up with the criminal crowd, or simply taken in (whether they like it or not) by a community of their own kind. For those fortunate enough to find one of the MonstersAnonymous organizations, they can get ID through a more benevolent source.
13th Aug '16 6:14:53 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in the ''{{Discworld}}'', when the first thing Arthur Winkling gets after being turned into a vampire is a derelict crumbling castle needing thousands and thousands spent on it in repair work; the second thing is a final demand for two hundred years worth of back taxes on the castle. He discovers there's no money worth a damn associated with the title of Count Notfaratoe, and because, legally, vampires never die, it ''is'' possible to be legally liable for several hundred years worth of debts.

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* Subverted in the ''{{Discworld}}'', ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', when the first thing Arthur Winkling gets after being turned into a vampire is a derelict crumbling castle needing thousands and thousands spent on it in repair work; the second thing is a final demand for two hundred years worth of back taxes on the castle. He discovers there's no money worth a damn associated with the title of Count Notfaratoe, and because, legally, vampires never die, it ''is'' possible to be legally liable for several hundred years worth of debts.
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