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7th Aug '16 5:05:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/MastersOfHorror'': In the episode "Family", a happy couple move in next door to a SerialKiller who is later revealed to have murdered their daughter and everything was part of a plot to get revenge on him. However, despite their knowledge of his true nature they seem to take no caution whatsoever, still acting completely blissful and don't discuss their plan even when they're not in his presence.

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* ''Series/MastersOfHorror'': In the episode "Family", a happy couple move in next door to a SerialKiller VillainProtagonist who is later revealed to have murdered their daughter and everything was part of a plot to get revenge on him. However, despite their knowledge of his true nature they seem to take no caution whatsoever, still acting completely blissful and don't discuss their plan even when they're not in his presence.
7th Jun '16 7:36:00 AM wanderlustwarrior
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Undercover When Alone is what happens when, in order to maintain the surprise for the audience, a character continues a façade of some sort even when there is no one to see him. The only explanation is that he did it to trick the audience (or [[RetCon because the writers didn't know yet that he was]] TheMole as they [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants hadn't written that far ahead]]). This frequently occurs when a character is the Mole, and finding out the Mole's identity is a significant part of the plot.

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Undercover When Alone is what happens when, in order to maintain the surprise for the audience, a character continues a façade of some sort even when there is no one to see him. The only explanation This frequently occurs when a character is that he did it to trick the audience Mole, and finding out the Mole's identity is a significant part of the plot (or [[RetCon because the writers didn't know yet that he was]] TheMole as they [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants hadn't written that far ahead]]). This frequently occurs when a character is the Mole, and finding out the Mole's identity is a significant part of the plot.
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20th May '16 4:08:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/MastersOfHorror'': In the episode "Family", a happy couple move in next door to a SerialKiller who is later revealed to have murdered their daughter and everything was part of a plot to get revenge on him. However, despite their knowledge of his true nature they seem to take no caution whatsoever, still acting completely blissful and don't discuss their plan even when they're not in his presence.
20th May '16 4:00:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* Bruce Willis/Halle Berry thriller ''Film/PerfectStranger'', Barry's character is snooping around Willis' apartment looking for evidence of who the killer is (unbeknownst to the audience, it's her). When she finds evidence that seems to indicate that it's Willis' character, she becomes visibly scared. Apparently this is because the ending was changed to make her character the killer, all logic be damned.

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* Bruce Willis/Halle Berry thriller ''Film/PerfectStranger'', Barry's character is snooping around Willis' apartment looking for evidence of who the killer is (unbeknownst to the audience, it's her). When she finds evidence that seems to indicate that it's Willis' character, she becomes visibly scared. Apparently this is because the ending was changed to make her character the killer, all logic be damned.
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* Bruce Willis/Halle Berry thriller ''Film/PerfectStranger'', Barry's character is snooping around Willis' apartment looking for evidence of who the killer is (unbeknownst to the audience, it's her). When she finds evidence that seems to indicate that it's Willis' character, she becomes visibly scared. Apparently this is because the ending was changed to make her character the killer, all logic be damned.

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20th May '16 4:00:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* Bruce Willis/Halle Berry thriller ''Film/PerfectStranger'', Barry's character is snooping around Willis' apartment looking for evidence of who the killer is (unbeknownst to the audience, it's her). When she finds evidence that seems to indicate that it's Willis' character, she becomes visibly scared.

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* Bruce Willis/Halle Berry thriller ''Film/PerfectStranger'', Barry's character is snooping around Willis' apartment looking for evidence of who the killer is (unbeknownst to the audience, it's her). When she finds evidence that seems to indicate that it's Willis' character, she becomes visibly scared. Apparently this is because the ending was changed to make her character the killer, all logic be damned.
20th May '16 3:58:49 AM Morgenthaler
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Undercover When Alone is what happens when, in order to maintain the surprise for the audience, a character continues a façade of some sort even when there is no one to see him. The only explanation is that he did it to trick the audience (or [[RetCon because the writers didn't know yet that he was]] TheMole as they [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants hadn't written that far ahead]]). This frequently occurs when a character is the Mole, and finding out the Mole's identity is a significant part of the plot.

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Undercover When Alone is what happens when, in order to maintain the surprise for the audience, a character continues a façade of some sort even when there is no one to see him. The only explanation is that he did it to trick the audience (or [[RetCon because the writers didn't know yet that he was]] TheMole as they [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants hadn't written that far ahead]]). This frequently occurs when a character is the Mole, and finding out the Mole's identity is a significant part of the plot.



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26th Mar '16 11:33:36 PM SSJMagus
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', the High Priest of Hel maintained the pretense that he was simply Durkon turned into a vampire, rather than [[DemonicPossession a separate character possessing Durkon's vampirized body]] (primarily by copying Durkon's accent) even no one could actually hear him. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0908.html Panel 5 of this strip, for example]]. Given [[MediumAwareness the nature of the comic]], maintaining his cover to ''the readers'' could be a valid in-universe motivation.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', the High Priest of Hel maintained the pretense that he was simply Durkon turned into a vampire, rather than [[DemonicPossession a separate character possessing Durkon's vampirized body]] (primarily by copying Durkon's accent) even when no one could actually hear him. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0908.html Panel 5 of this strip, for example]]. Given [[MediumAwareness the nature of the comic]], maintaining his cover to ''the readers'' could be a valid in-universe motivation.
7th Jan '16 10:15:18 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan,'' the Green Goblin spends the second-to-last episode cackling to himself and reciting lines from ''AMidsummerNightsDream'' (and [[RhymesOnADime rhyming]] even when he isn't). This would make sense if the Goblin was insane, as in most continuities, or [[spoiler:Harry, who is mysteriously absent from his school play at this very moment]], but in the next episode we learn that neither is the case here.

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* In ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan,'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan,'' the Green Goblin spends the second-to-last episode cackling to himself and reciting lines from ''AMidsummerNightsDream'' (and [[RhymesOnADime rhyming]] even when he isn't). This would make sense if the Goblin was insane, as in most continuities, or [[spoiler:Harry, who is mysteriously absent from his school play at this very moment]], but in the next episode we learn that neither is the case here.
27th Dec '15 3:41:35 PM thatother1dude
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', ISIS is being infiltrated by an enemy agent going by Conway Stern. At one point when he believes himself to be alone, he mutters to himself, "Conway, what have you gotten yourself into?" His last line in the episode was, in fact, him saying that it was not his real name. Granted, he was pretty damn good spy and knew he was in a ''spy'' agency so he probably ''was'' being listened to.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', ISIS is being infiltrated by an enemy agent going by Conway Stern. At one point when he believes himself to be alone, he mutters to himself, "Conway, what have you gotten yourself into?" His last line in the episode was, in fact, him saying that it was not his real name. Granted, Then he was pretty damn good spy [[TheBusCameBack came back years later]], and knew he was in a ''spy'' agency so he probably ''was'' being listened to.it turns out "Conway" ''[[SubvertedTrope was]]'' [[RealNameAsAnAlias his real name]].
27th Dec '15 3:38:52 PM thatother1dude
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* Played with by Littlefinger in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', who suggests staying in character at all times, in case someone unexpectedly enters a room.

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* Played with {{Invoked|Trope}} by Littlefinger in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', who suggests staying in character at all times, in case someone unexpectedly enters a room.
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