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13th Nov '17 1:06:38 PM cdrood
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* In ''Film/{{Trancers}}'' they use a form of time travel where your mind inhabits an ancestor's body. Hero Jack Deth's ancestor is an alcoholic writer. Villain, Martin Whistler's ancestor is an LAPD Lieutenant AND he has mind control powers. He also appears to have done research to the point of knowing who Deth's ancestor will marry, which is ultimately a GrandfatherParadox.
3rd Nov '17 4:50:21 PM Omnigeek6
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* In fairness, said hapless government agent is on the mission specifically because he's one of the few aliens who actually knows anything about Earth, and since they're in Hawaii most people are used to dealing with clueless foreign tourists.
30th Sep '17 10:00:30 PM DarkGidora
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** In ''Film/TheTerminator'', the T-800 knows exactly how to find his target, disguise, weapons etc., while Reese seems to be simply lucky.
** In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the T-1000 can look and act like any human it encounters, while the T-800 is easily recognizable to those who have already encountered one and survived, though the last bit could be quite rare apart from the protagonists.

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** In ''Film/TheTerminator'', the T-800 knows exactly how to find his target, disguise, weapons etc., while Reese seems to be simply lucky.
lucky. However, at one point the Terminator asks for a "phased plasma rifle with a 40-watt range" at a gun store.
** In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the T-1000 can look and act like any human it encounters, while the T-800 is easily recognizable to those who have already encountered one and survived, though the last bit could be quite rare apart from the protagonists. Additionally, the T-1000 is able to [[FauxAffablyEvil put forth a front of friendliness]] in it's police officer disguise, while the T-800 is TheStoic.
11th Sep '17 8:22:19 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos'', Nyarlathotep is able to pass off as a human surprisingly well, considering he's actually an EldritchAbomination, whose minds typically are as alien as you can get. Later novels by other authors explained that the Mi-go, an alien race that worships him as a god, have been observing Earth for quite some time, sending him information precisely so that he could pass himself off as a human.
** He never does appear in our world in the human form in Lovecraft's own stories apart from the surreal prosaic poem ''Nyarlathotep'' that has only little to do with the deity he evolved into in later stories - unless you cound the Black Man from ''The Dreams in the Witch-house'' who never interacts with normal people (or even speaks), and is only barely human in appearance. His ability to take the guise of man is only an InformedAbility outside ''The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath'' which takes place in the Dreamlands. Only later writers have actually had him actively pretend to be human.

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* In Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos'', Nyarlathotep is able to pass off as a human surprisingly well, considering he's actually an EldritchAbomination, whose minds typically are as alien as you can get. Later novels by other authors explained that the Mi-go, an alien race that worships him as a god, have been observing Earth for quite some time, sending him information precisely so that he could pass himself off as a human.
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human. He never does appear in our world in the human form in Lovecraft's own stories apart from the surreal prosaic poem ''Nyarlathotep'' "Nyarlathotep" that has only little to do with the deity he evolved into in later stories - -- unless you cound count the Black Man from ''The Dreams in the Witch-house'' "Literature/TheDreamsInTheWitchHouse" who never interacts with normal people (or even speaks), and is only barely human in appearance. His ability to take the guise of man is only an InformedAbility outside ''The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath'' ''Literature/TheDreamQuestOfUnknownKadath'' which takes place in the Dreamlands. Only later writers have actually had him actively pretend to be human.
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.]]
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