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19th Aug '17 9:35:16 AM SteveMB
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* Both played straight and subverted in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' -- when Luthor and Flash trade minds in a FreakyFridayFlip plot, the majority of the Legion of Doom, despite Flash's rather poor acting skills, never catch on and merely presume Luthor has gone brain damaged. Luthor, meanwhile, is instantly exposed by Doctor Fate, who was in Flash's mind at the time, and spends the rest of the episode on the run from the rest of the Watchtower's inhabitants -- unfortunately for them, Luthor is quick to adapt to his new-found superpower and uses it in ways that the normal Flash refuses to.

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* Both played straight and subverted in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' -- when Luthor and Flash trade minds in a FreakyFridayFlip plot, the majority of the Legion of Doom, despite Flash's rather poor acting skills, never catch on and merely presume Luthor has gone brain damaged. Luthor, meanwhile, is instantly exposed by Doctor Fate, who was in Flash's mind at the time, and spends the rest of the episode on the run from the rest of the Watchtower's inhabitants -- unfortunately for them, Luthor is quick to adapt to his new-found superpower and uses it in [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique ways that the normal Flash refuses to.to]].
3rd Aug '17 1:56:36 PM Kekkama
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* The main character in ''Literature/EverybodyLovesLargeChests'' [[{{EvolutionPowerUp}} evolves]] into a species of monster named dopplegangers who are [[{{ShapeShifting}} shapeshifters]] that are adept at disguise and infaltrating the societies of the [[{{FiveRaces}} ''Enlightened'']].

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* The main character in ''Literature/EverybodyLovesLargeChests'' [[{{EvolutionPowerUp}} evolves]] into a species of monster named dopplegangers who are [[{{ShapeShifting}} shapeshifters]] that are adept at disguise and infaltrating infiltrating the societies of the [[{{FiveRaces}} ''Enlightened'']].
3rd Aug '17 1:55:29 PM Kekkama
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* The main character in ''Literature/EverybodyLovesLargeChests'' [[{{EvolutionPowerUp}} evolves]] into a species of monster named dopplegangers who are [[{{ShapeShifting}} shapeshifters]] that are adept at disguise and infaltrating the societies of the [[{{FiveRaces}} ''Enlightened'']].
25th Jan '17 12:31:08 AM FordPrefect
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** Subverted in an episode where Lady Cassandra [[GrandTheftMe possesses Rose's body]] and promptly makes it obvious she did so via behavior that makes it painfully clear that "Rose" has never spent a day in the twenty-first century.

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** Subverted in an episode where Lady Cassandra [[GrandTheftMe possesses Rose's body]] and body]], then promptly makes it obvious she did so gives herself away via behavior that makes it painfully clear that "Rose" has never spent a day in the twenty-first century.
25th Jan '17 12:29:39 AM FordPrefect
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** Inverted in the "The Time Monster" (featuring the Pertwee Doctor). The Master materialises his TARDIS in Atlantis, convinced he'll easily dupe these primitives into thinking he's a god, but the wise old king sees through his charlatan's tricks and laughs off an attempt to hypnotise him. To add insult to injury, as the Master is being led off by the guards he runs right into the Doctor and Jo Grant whom he last saw in his inescapable DeathTrap. The king gives these two a better reception.

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** Inverted in the "The Time Monster" (featuring the Pertwee Doctor). The Master materialises his TARDIS in Atlantis, convinced he'll easily dupe these primitives into thinking he's a god, but the wise old king sees through his charlatan's tricks and laughs off an attempt to hypnotise him. To add insult to injury, as the Master is being led off by the guards he runs right into the Doctor and Jo Grant whom he last saw in his inescapable DeathTrap. The king gives these two a better reception.
7th Dec '16 4:23:21 PM gothelittle
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*** Played straight in the episode "Turnabout Intruder", in which the "bad guy" Janice adapted very quickly to being Captain Kirk, and Kirk was quickly dismissed as hysterical. This was done for a purpose, though, to highlight {{VillainHasAPoint}} in Janice's initial complaint that women were not allowed equal opportunity because they were already considered weak. [[spoiler: The episode then unwittingly lampshaded the point by making her increasingly emotionally unstable as the crew's skepticism progressed.]]
13th Nov '16 4:38:00 PM nombretomado
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* Both played straight and subverted in ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' -- when Luthor and Flash trade minds in a FreakyFridayFlip plot, the majority of the Legion of Doom, despite Flash's rather poor acting skills, never catch on and merely presume Luthor has gone brain damaged. Luthor, meanwhile, is instantly exposed by Doctor Fate, who was in Flash's mind at the time, and spends the rest of the episode on the run from the rest of the Watchtower's inhabitants -- unfortunately for them, Luthor is quick to adapt to his new-found superpower and uses it in ways that the normal Flash refuses to.

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* Both played straight and subverted in ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' -- when Luthor and Flash trade minds in a FreakyFridayFlip plot, the majority of the Legion of Doom, despite Flash's rather poor acting skills, never catch on and merely presume Luthor has gone brain damaged. Luthor, meanwhile, is instantly exposed by Doctor Fate, who was in Flash's mind at the time, and spends the rest of the episode on the run from the rest of the Watchtower's inhabitants -- unfortunately for them, Luthor is quick to adapt to his new-found superpower and uses it in ways that the normal Flash refuses to.
21st Oct '16 8:58:06 AM SteveMB
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*** Inverted in "A Piece of the Action". Captain Kirk proves to be the most formidable [[TheDon gangster]] of all, see?

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*** Inverted in "A Piece of the Action". Captain Kirk proves to be the most formidable [[TheDon formidable]] [[PlanetOfHats gangster]] of all, see?
29th Jul '16 2:35:01 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Villains who are thrust into a FishOutOfWater situation never seem to have any trouble adjusting to their new surroundings, frequently becoming socially important and powerful, whereas a hero similarly displaced will stick out like a sore thumb, freaking out at the bizarre customs of the alien world/future/past/whatever and asking people "WhatYearIsThis" Just another day at the office for EvilIsCool and GoodIsDumb, or maybe they're really just that DangerouslyGenreSavvy.

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Villains who are thrust into a FishOutOfWater situation never seem to have any trouble adjusting to their new surroundings, frequently becoming socially important and powerful, whereas a hero similarly displaced will stick out like a sore thumb, freaking out at the bizarre customs of the alien world/future/past/whatever and asking people "WhatYearIsThis" Just another day at the office for EvilIsCool and GoodIsDumb, or maybe they're really just that DangerouslyGenreSavvy.
GoodIsDumb.
17th Jul '16 7:47:32 PM Discar
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Or, more pragmatically, it can just be to make things [[NoDelaysForTheWicked easier for the villain]] and therefore [[FinaglesLaw harder for the hero]]. An extension of this is the OutsideContextVillain, who keeps all their advantages and abuses them in their new location.

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Or, more pragmatically, it can just be to make things [[NoDelaysForTheWicked easier for the villain]] and therefore [[FinaglesLaw harder for the hero]]. An extension of this is the OutsideContextVillain, OutsideContextProblem, who keeps all their advantages and abuses them in their new location.
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