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16th Jun '16 10:55:49 PM anza_sb
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* Koro-sensei from ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'', being a giant octopus-like super creature, dons a fake nose, wig and gloves (and also changes his skin color) to pass off as a human. It works.
1st Jun '16 4:49:45 PM bowserbros
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** In ''Stardust Crusaders'', [[MonsterOfTheWeek STAND-user of the week]] Rubber Soul uses his STAND YELLOW TEMPERANCE to disguise himself as Kakyoin and infiltrate the main cast. Unfortunately, while YELLOW TEMPERANCE lets him look the part, he does a horrible job playing it. Among other things, he takes a cherry from Jotaro's ice cream [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext and rolls it around on his tongue seductively]], something that Jotaro (and the viewers) know [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness is completely out-of-character for Kakyoin]]. At least until the real Kakyoin [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments does the exact same thing]] after reuniting with Jotaro.

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** In ''Stardust Crusaders'', [[MonsterOfTheWeek STAND-user of the week]] Rubber Soul uses his STAND YELLOW TEMPERANCE to disguise himself as Kakyoin and infiltrate the main cast. Unfortunately, while YELLOW TEMPERANCE lets him look the part, he does a horrible job playing it. Among other things, he He [[DisproportionateRetribution attempts a back-breaker on a pickpocket who stole his wallet]] while acting incredibly furious and foul-mouthed, randomly eats a rhinoceros beetle (since YELLOW TEMPERANCE grows by binding with organic matter), and takes a cherry from Jotaro's ice cream [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext and rolls it around on his tongue seductively]], something all of which are actions that Jotaro (and the viewers) know [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness is completely out-of-character for someone as kind and honorable as Kakyoin]]. At least until the real Kakyoin [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments does the exact same thing]] cherry trick]] after reuniting with Jotaro.
31st May '16 9:36:42 AM bowserbros
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'''Soldier 2:''' Even my big sister isn't as you, and we used HER to plow the fields! She was an OX!!

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'''Soldier 2:''' Even my big sister isn't as ugly as you, and we used HER to plow the fields! She was an OX!!OX!!
** In ''Stardust Crusaders'', [[MonsterOfTheWeek STAND-user of the week]] Rubber Soul uses his STAND YELLOW TEMPERANCE to disguise himself as Kakyoin and infiltrate the main cast. Unfortunately, while YELLOW TEMPERANCE lets him look the part, he does a horrible job playing it. Among other things, he takes a cherry from Jotaro's ice cream [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext and rolls it around on his tongue seductively]], something that Jotaro (and the viewers) know [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness is completely out-of-character for Kakyoin]]. At least until the real Kakyoin [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments does the exact same thing]] after reuniting with Jotaro.
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24th May '16 10:19:53 AM NativeJovian
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* Played straight in ''Manga/SamuraiHighSchool'' with the sakakido twins who by circumstances must swap gender roles or face exile... which is hilarious since not only the sister is ''two feet taller than the older brother'', like 36DD, ankle long hair and is [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower master]] [[ImplausibleFencingPowers swordwoman]] while the brother is a pocket size Quintessential YamatoNadeshiko but it takes a girl with supernatural analytic abilities to ''just'' realize the difference. Of course nobody believe her.

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* Played straight in ''Manga/SamuraiHighSchool'' with the sakakido twins who by circumstances must swap gender roles or face exile... which is hilarious since not only the sister is ''two feet taller than the older brother'', like 36DD, ankle long hair and is [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower master]] [[ImplausibleFencingPowers swordwoman]] a MasterSwordsman while the brother is a pocket size Quintessential YamatoNadeshiko but it takes a girl with supernatural analytic abilities to ''just'' realize the difference. Of course nobody believe her.
13th May '16 6:36:36 PM Pichu-kun
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** ''Code Geass'' plays this trope to hell and back given the ridiculous variety of hairstyles in the characters. Kallen has spiky crimson hair, yet her classmates fail to recognize her until she takes off a pair of sunglasses. An even more egregious example is C.C, who has massively long green hair, was not recognized by Suzaku, who had been searching for her on and off for two years at this point, because she had a bag barely covering her face.
*** Though since the whole cast [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair has got to have blue hair]], this is less weird than one would think. These hair colors could very well be common in the Geassverse. There's also the fact that Kallen the student uses very different body language, wears her hair differently, and the fact that Milly was the only one who knew she was half-japanese. Not to mention the fact that Lelouch ''did'' figure out her disguise.
* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', Tai and Izzy disguised Agumon and Tentomon by just giving them a hoodie and a hat and jacket respectively. [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight And no one batted an eye.]]

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** ''Code Geass'' plays this trope to hell and back given the ridiculous variety of hairstyles in the characters. Kallen has spiky crimson hair, yet her classmates fail to recognize her until she takes off a pair of sunglasses. An even more egregious example is C.C, who has massively long green hair, was not recognized by Suzaku, who had been searching for her on and off for two years at this point, because she had a bag barely covering her face.
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face. Though since the whole cast [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair has got to have blue hair]], this is less weird than one would think. These hair colors could very well be common in the Geassverse. There's also the fact that Kallen the student uses very different body language, wears her hair differently, and the fact that Milly was the only one who knew she was half-japanese. Not to mention the fact that Lelouch ''did'' figure out her disguise.
* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'':
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Tai and Izzy disguised Agumon and Tentomon by just giving them a hoodie and a hat and jacket respectively. [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight And no one batted an eye.]]



* During the Renho arc of ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', the Yorozuya gang and their allies don costumes to disguise themselves as Renho, which are actually convincing, save for Shinpachi, who instead was simply stripped down to his underwear, painted white, and had his glasses doodled on so they look like the eyes of a Renho. [[OnlySaneMan He naturally complains about this]], after which they decide to have him ride on Kagura's shoulders...with the upper half of his body sticking out of a hole in the top of her costume. When a guard comes by inspect them and points out this oddity, they say he's a pimple, which prompts the guard to remove the "pimple" with a chainsaw, though it turns out [[RunningGag he was only looking at Shinpachi's glasses...]]

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* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'':
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During the Renho arc of ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', arc, the Yorozuya gang and their allies don costumes to disguise themselves as Renho, which are actually convincing, save for Shinpachi, who instead was simply stripped down to his underwear, painted white, and had his glasses doodled on so they look like the eyes of a Renho. [[OnlySaneMan He naturally complains about this]], after which they decide to have him ride on Kagura's shoulders...with the upper half of his body sticking out of a hole in the top of her costume. When a guard comes by inspect them and points out this oddity, they say he's a pimple, which prompts the guard to remove the "pimple" with a chainsaw, though it turns out [[RunningGag he was only looking at Shinpachi's glasses...]]



* ''{{Anime/Hamtaro}}'' has ''Hero-ham'' [[spoiler:who is basically Boss in disguise]] dresses in straw hat, sunglasses, scarf, and cape, without even taking off his signature cap! In fact,[[spoiler:Hamtaro only finds out his identity when he remembers that his voice is the same as Boss']].

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* ''{{Anime/Hamtaro}}'' has ''Hero-ham'' [[spoiler:who is basically Boss in disguise]] dresses in straw hat, sunglasses, scarf, and cape, without even taking off his signature cap! In fact,[[spoiler:Hamtaro fact, [[spoiler:Hamtaro only finds out his identity when he remembers that his voice is the same as Boss']].



*** Another filler episode involves two thugs dressing up (badly) as Might Guy and Rock Lee, and infiltrating the Leaf Village. In this case, Naruto is the only one fooled.
*** A flashback filler from Shippuden involved Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke sneaking into a fortress run by cats by wearing cat-ear headbands.
*** ''Another'' flashback filler from Shippuden featured Guy in the same wig & moustache. No one is fooled except for Naruto, but Sakura & Shikamaru go along with the gag all the same.
** Played straight during the Chunin exam arc, when Orochimaru is able to pass himself as a Jonin instructor from the Sound village (which he is actually in charge of!) by having a different hair do and slightly less snake-like appearance. He also passes as the Fourth Kazekage by hiding himself entirely in the Kage hat and cloak, which failed to arouse any suspicion.
*** Beyond that, Orochimaru borders on LatexPerfection due to his unique and rather horrific habit of physically removing and wearing ''the faces of people he impersonates''.
*** Orochimaru is a strange case where this trope applies even with LatexPerfection. From his expression, it is really clear to that he is Orochimaru at least for the audience. The Abridged Series inevitably poked fun at this.
** Recently, [[spoiler: Orochimaru, Sasuke, Juugo, and Suigetsu]] casually walk into Konoha and manage to avoid getting caught despite only wearing hooded cloaks. Somewhat excused by most of the ninja being out of the village.
** During the "Search for Tsunade" arc, Itachi (one of Konoha's most notorious missing-nin) and Kisame (a towering blue-haired man with distinctive gill-marks on his cheeks and sharp teeth) managed to stroll around Konoha and casual lunch without being noticed by anyone except for Kakashi, Kurenai, and Asuma. By wearing high-collared black cloaks with red clouds on them and straw hats.
*** Said cloaks and hats actually obscure most of their features very effectively. Once they got past the guards by placing them under a genjutsu it was just a matter of not drawing attention to themselves, and they were still noticed fairly quickly.

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*** ** Another filler episode involves two thugs dressing up (badly) as Might Guy and Rock Lee, and infiltrating the Leaf Village. In this case, Naruto is the only one fooled.
*** ** A flashback filler from Shippuden involved Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke sneaking into a fortress run by cats by wearing cat-ear headbands.
*** ** ''Another'' flashback filler from Shippuden featured Guy in the same wig & moustache. No one is fooled except for Naruto, but Sakura & Shikamaru go along with the gag all the same.
** Played straight during the Chunin exam arc, when Orochimaru is able to pass himself as a Jonin instructor from the Sound village (which he is actually in charge of!) by having a different hair do and slightly less snake-like appearance. He also passes as the Fourth Kazekage by hiding himself entirely in the Kage hat and cloak, which failed to arouse any suspicion.
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suspicion. Beyond that, Orochimaru borders on LatexPerfection due to his unique and rather horrific habit of physically removing and wearing ''the faces of people he impersonates''.
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impersonates''. Orochimaru is a strange case where this trope applies even with LatexPerfection. From his expression, it is really clear to that he is Orochimaru at least for the audience. The Abridged Series inevitably poked fun at this.
** Recently, [[spoiler: Orochimaru, Sasuke, Juugo, and Suigetsu]] casually walk into Konoha and manage to avoid getting caught despite only wearing hooded cloaks. Somewhat excused by most of the ninja being out of the village.
** During the "Search for Tsunade" arc, Itachi (one of Konoha's most notorious missing-nin) and Kisame (a towering blue-haired man with distinctive gill-marks on his cheeks and sharp teeth) managed to stroll around Konoha and casual lunch without being noticed by anyone except for Kakashi, Kurenai, and Asuma. By wearing high-collared black cloaks with red clouds on them and straw hats.
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hats. Said cloaks and hats actually obscure most of their features very effectively. Once they got past the guards by placing them under a genjutsu it was just a matter of not drawing attention to themselves, and they were still noticed fairly quickly.



* ''Franchise/YuGiOh''

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* Played for laughs in ''Anime/{{Punchline}}''. The fact Mikatan is the superhero "Strange Juice" is incredibly obvious however her neighbors don't realize it until they see Strange Juice without her mask.
23rd Mar '16 8:01:36 PM Varkit777
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-->'''Joseph:''' Damn, you Nazis are sharp! You saw right through my perfect disguise!\\
'''Soldier 1:''' Dumbass! Of course we could see through a creepy get-up like that!\\
'''Soldier 2:''' They don't make broads as tall or beefy as you!

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-->'''Joseph:''' Damn, Alright, damn, you Nazis are sharp! so smart! You saw right through my perfect disguise!\\
disguise almost immediately...\\
'''Soldier 1:''' Dumbass! Are you crazy!? Of course we could see saw through a creepy get-up like that!\\
that thing! You're disgusting!!\\
'''Soldier 2:''' They don't make broads Even my big sister isn't as tall or beefy as you!you, and we used HER to plow the fields! She was an OX!!
13th Mar '16 7:25:07 PM Marianna12
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* ''Anime/Hamtaro'' has ''Hero-ham'' [[spoiler:who is basically Boss in disguise]] dresses in straw hat, sunglasses, scarf, and cape, without even taking off his signature cap! In fact,[[spoiler:Hamtaro only finds out his identity when he remembers that his voice is the same as Boss']].

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* ''Anime/Hamtaro'' ''{{Anime/Hamtaro}}'' has ''Hero-ham'' [[spoiler:who is basically Boss in disguise]] dresses in straw hat, sunglasses, scarf, and cape, without even taking off his signature cap! In fact,[[spoiler:Hamtaro only finds out his identity when he remembers that his voice is the same as Boss']].
13th Mar '16 7:22:46 PM Marianna12
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** Another episode has Piyomon and Sora's mom disguise themselves as [[BedsheetGhost Bakemon]] to save Sora. No one apparently notices, despite them being respectively shorter and taller than the others, and ''not being able to float.''

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** Another episode has Piyomon and Sora's mom disguise themselves as [[BedsheetGhost Bakemon]] to save Sora. No one apparently notices, despite them being respectively shorter and taller than the others, and ''not being able to float.'''' This is justified, since the Bakemons themselves have little to no brain power, and that everyone is busy with the fight between Lillymon and Dark Tyrannomon/Myotismon.
13th Mar '16 7:20:33 PM Marianna12
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* ''Anime/Hamtaro'' has ''Hero-ham'' [[spoiler:who is basically Boss in disguise]] dresses in straw hat, sunglasses, scarf, and cape, without even taking off his signature cap! In fact,[[spoiler:Hamtaro only finds out his identity when he remembers that his voice is the same as Boss']].
3rd Mar '16 2:04:05 AM justanid
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* Nearly ''every'' disguise in ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'', like Vanilla wearing a handlebar mustache without hiding her ringlets or Millefeuille wearing an enormous bow-tie with a CoatHatMask.
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