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29th Jul '17 4:55:45 AM RedScharlach
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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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* In the Bruce Willis/Halle Berry thriller ''Film/PerfectStranger'', Barry's Berry'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.



* In season 2 of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', Maria Laguerta is scheming to get her superior fired by pretending to be her friend when she's having marital difficulties. However, when a fight between her superior and her fiance occurs while Laguerta is in the office, Laguerta curses to herself (before shes spotted by them). Given the later reveal that she orchestrated the fights between the two, this was perfectly according to her plan.

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* In season 2 of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', Maria Laguerta is scheming to get her superior fired by pretending to be her friend when she's having marital difficulties. However, when a fight between her superior and her fiance occurs while Laguerta is in the office, Laguerta curses to herself (before shes she's spotted by them). Given the later reveal that she orchestrated the fights between the two, this was perfectly according to her plan.
1st Apr '17 7:11:08 PM jamespolk
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* [[spoiler:Renata Kleber, a.k.a. Marie Sanfon]] in ''[[Literature/ErastFandorin Murder on the Leviathan]]'' is a master of disguise who doesn't drop the act even in private and even in chapters told from her POV.

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* [[spoiler:Renata Renata Kleber, a.k.a. Marie Sanfon]] Sanfon in ''[[Literature/ErastFandorin Murder on the Leviathan]]'' ''Literature/MurderOnTheLeviathan'' is a master of disguise who doesn't drop the act even in private and even in chapters told from her POV.
17th Mar '17 7:18:56 AM hszmv1
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* A Rare heroic (Anti-Heroic?) version occurs in AvatarTheLastAirbender. When Iroh and Zuko are hiding as refugees, Iroh comments he can't find any spark rocks to start a fire to make tea. As a Firebender and in the privacy of his own home, this shouldn't be an issue. He still goes to the neighbor and borrows a set, rather than bend the fire. Of course, given that he had suspiciously warm tea at the start of the episode and Zuko berated him for doing such, it could be that Iroh learned his lesson. Turns out, he was ProperlyParanoid as well.
11th Mar '17 4:08:08 PM nombretomado
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* In ''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.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan,'' the Green Goblin spends the second-to-last episode cackling to himself and reciting lines from ''AMidsummerNightsDream'' ''Theatre/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.
16th Jan '17 12:41:27 PM eroock
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A form of RedHerring and the opposite of {{Foreshadowing}}. Often a sign of a ShockingSwerve. Contrast RevealingHug, where Bob reveals himself to the audience even when there are other characters present, as well as ManchurianAgent, where the character does this because he doesn't realize he is the Mole.

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A form of RedHerring and the opposite of {{Foreshadowing}}. Often a sign of a ShockingSwerve. Contrast RevealingHug, where TraitorShot when Bob reveals himself to the audience immediately after the other character has left the room and RevealingHug where Bob reveals himself even when there are other characters present, as well as ManchurianAgent, where the character does this because he doesn't realize he is the Mole.
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.
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