History PaperThinDisguise / AnimeAndManga

18th Oct '17 11:30:24 AM Gamermaster
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** Subverted by Natsumi, who is able to tell her adoptive brother Kotaro right off the bat simply by his personality and hairstyle.

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** Subverted by Natsumi, who is able to tell her adoptive brother identify Kotaro right off the bat simply by his personality and hairstyle.
13th Oct '17 5:43:56 PM NegiSpongie
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** Although it's implied in one episode that their costumes have some sort of power that protects their secret identity since when the Professor was trying on Bubbles's outfit, his son, Ken, walks in on him and asks "Bubbles" if she's seen the Professor.

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** Although it's implied in one episode that their costumes have some sort of power that protects their secret identity keep people from recognizing them since when the Professor was trying on Bubbles's outfit, his son, Ken, walks in on him and asks "Bubbles" if she's seen the Professor.
12th Oct '17 9:51:53 PM NegiSpongie
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* ''Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ'':
** Similar to the Sailor Moon example below, nobody ever seems to figure out that the three middle school girls are actually the Powerpuff Girls, who unlike the [[Series/PowerpuffGirls original series]] actually have secret identities and change into [[MagicalGirl Magical Girls]] (made even more jarring in the dub since they even have the same names in their super hero and civilian form).
** Although it's implied in one episode that their costumes have some sort of power that protects their secret identity since when the Professor was trying on Bubbles's outfit, his son, Ken, walks in on him and asks "Bubbles" if she's seen the Professor.
23rd Aug '17 6:53:47 AM TokoWH
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*** The above post may be forgetting the episode in which Team Rocket dresses Meowth up as a Croagunk in order to win a contest revolving around them. This is an ''entire town'', a freaking ''Gym Leader'' among them, all of which are obsessed with this particular Pokémon to an almost creepy level (and in the case of Brock, actually ''owns'' one), and they are not only fooled ''down to the last person'', '''''[[EpicFail they actually consider him the best looking one of the bunch]]'''''.

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*** The above post may be forgetting the ** An episode in which had Team Rocket dresses dress Meowth up as a Croagunk in order to win a contest revolving around them. This is an ''entire town'', a freaking ''Gym Leader'' among them, all of which are obsessed with this particular Pokémon to an almost creepy level (and in the case of Brock, actually ''owns'' one), and they are not only fooled ''down to the last person'', '''''[[EpicFail they actually consider him the best looking one of the bunch]]'''''.
23rd Jun '17 2:02:42 PM Mullon
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** The AlternateContinuity manga ''Gundam: The Origin'' tries to explain how Casval rem Deikun could pass as Char Aznable without being identified as the son of a famous leader. To that end it introduces a ''real'' Char Aznable, who is [[IdenticalStranger identical to Casval in every way except eye color]]. When Casval learns that the Zabis are trying to kill him, he rather cold-bloodedly swaps places with Char, taking his identity and letting Char get killed in his place. He then invents a medical reason why he always had to wear tinted lenses in the form of glasses or his CoolMask to ensure that nobody ever sees his real eye color.

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** The AlternateContinuity manga ''Gundam: The Origin'' ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamTheOrigin'' tries to explain how Casval rem Deikun could pass as Char Aznable without being identified as the son of a famous leader. To that end it introduces a ''real'' Char Aznable, who is [[IdenticalStranger identical to Casval in every way except eye color]]. When Casval learns that the Zabis are trying to kill him, he rather cold-bloodedly swaps places with Char, taking his identity and letting Char get killed in his place. He then invents a medical reason why he always had to wear tinted lenses in the form of glasses or his CoolMask to ensure that nobody ever sees his real eye color.
9th Jun '17 11:19:54 AM TheTropper
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*** The same pirates all failed to recognize [[spoiler: the real Luffy]] when he shoed up right in front of them wearing a "disguise" that was nothing but an obviously fake moustache. The majority of his face however was covered by a hood, so it was somewhat [[JustifiedTrope Justified]].

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*** The same pirates all failed to recognize [[spoiler: the real Luffy]] when he shoed showed up right in front of them wearing a "disguise" that was nothing but an obviously fake moustache. The majority of his face however was covered by a hood, so it was somewhat [[JustifiedTrope Justified]].
4th May '17 7:48:19 PM ComicX6
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** On Whole Cake Island [[spoiler:Caesar Clown]] tries to pass himself off as "Gangster Gastino" of the Firetank Pirates. While he has a completely different outfit and hairstyle, absolutely no one, not even [[IdiotHero Luffy]] buys it. It's even lampshaded by his BossSubtitles!
** The Straw Hats' attempt to sneak into a Navy base during the anime-only Navy Supernova arc features a lot of this. Of the four infiltrators, Nami's the only one who wears a thorough disguise, and even that fails because she does nothing to hide her face. Chopper's disguise as a burly marine gunner would be convincing if it weren't for the fact that he's still clearly an animal person, Carrot doesn't do anything to hide her rabbit ears or tail, but Luffy's by far the worst of the bunch; he wears the Navy's CoatCape and that's it.
7th Mar '17 8:06:48 PM rjd1922
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* During the physical exam episode of ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', Tamaki disguises himself as Haruhi, so nobody finds out he's really a she. His disguise consists of...putting on a wig. Everyone see's through it immediately.

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* During the physical exam episode of ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', Tamaki disguises himself as Haruhi, so nobody finds out he's really a she. His disguise consists of...putting on a wig. Everyone see's sees through it immediately.
21st Feb '17 6:46:08 PM tropower
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* ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats'' plays it even more straight than Sailor Moon. The Cats in question go through an overly long and elaborate transformation sequence where the only things that are changed are some pieces of their street getup with something more combat capable. Made all the worst in that their departures after their change are publicly broadcast from the pizza place that has a giant gun that shoots them out and the fact that they still call each other by their full names in combat. Yet no one in the series clues in unless they're a part of the "secret" conspiracy. Granted it's an over the top parody but not a single person catches on that the Speedy Cerviche fired from the giant gun and the Speedy Cerviche that runs around delivering pizzas from the same place are the same.

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* ''Kyatto Ninden Teyandee'' / ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats'' plays it even more straight than Sailor Moon. The Cats in question go through an overly long and elaborate transformation sequence where the only things that are changed are some pieces of their street getup with something more combat capable. Made all the worst in that their departures after their change are publicly broadcast from the pizza place that has a giant gun that shoots them out and the fact that they still call each other by their full names in combat. Yet no one in the series clues in unless they're a part of the "secret" conspiracy. Granted it's an over the top parody but not a single person catches on that the Yattaro / Speedy Cerviche fired from the giant gun and the Yattaro / Speedy Cerviche that runs around delivering pizzas from the same place are the same.
3rd Feb '17 12:26:46 PM lordlundar
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* ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats'' plays it even more straight than Sailor Moon. The Cats in question go through an overly long and elaborate transformation sequence where the only things that are changed are some pieces of their street getup with something more combat capable. Made all the worst in that their departures after their change are publicly broadcast from the pizza place that has a giant gun that shoots them out and the fact that they still call each other by their full names in combat. Yet no one in the series clues in unless they're a part of the "secret" conspiracy. Granted it's an over the top parody but not a single person catches on that the Speedy Cerviche fired from the giant gun and the Speedy Cerviche that runs around delivering pizzas from the same place are the same.
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