History PaperThinDisguise / AnimeAndManga

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.
5th Dec '16 4:00:00 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* [[Manga/PokemonAdventures Pokémon Adventures]] has Looker do this late in the Black and White arc, donning a pair of glasses with a fake nose while claiming to be named "Lou Karr" ("Handa Samuro" in the Japanese version) as he participates in the Unova League.

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* [[Manga/PokemonAdventures Pokémon Adventures]] ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' has Looker do this late in the Black and White arc, donning a pair of glasses with a fake nose while claiming to be named "Lou Karr" ("Handa Samuro" in the Japanese version) as he participates in the Unova League.
5th Dec '16 3:51:42 PM GlaceonMage
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*[[Manga/PokemonAdventures Pokémon Adventures]] has Looker do this late in the Black and White arc, donning a pair of glasses with a fake nose while claiming to be named "Lou Karr" ("Handa Samuro" in the Japanese version) as he participates in the Unova League.
22nd Aug '16 4:20:30 PM AJSthe2nd
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** In one episode Serena disguises herself as Ash because a one shot character of the day is demanding a challenge when Ash is feverish and won't go away. The disguise consists entirely of wearing his clothes and attempting to hide Serena's hair under his hat (which works, but mostly because of her newer shorter hairstyle, the early season Serena could never have pulled this off). It still somehow fools the character of the day, even though he'd literally been talking to Serena a minute prior so he failed to recognize the same girl who left and came back a minute later in different clothing, and even Team Rocket is initially fooled, but they eventually figure it out. Clemont and Bonnie however, instantly can tell it's her, although she quickly gets them to keep up the ruse. To be fair though, a big part of the disguise is simply the demure Serena pulling off a pretty spot on impression of Ash's louder dynamic personality.
9th Aug '16 11:23:52 PM PokemonMasterJamal
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** Subverted in another episode where Team Rocket decides to ''help'' the protagonists. They don their usual style of disguise, help them and then go on their merry way believing they fooled them...then Misty says goodbye by shouting "Thanks, Team Rocket!" Ironically, [[EarlyInstalmentWeirdness that was their first attempt]]. Ironically they were disguised fairly well there.

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** Subverted in another episode where Team Rocket decides to ''help'' the protagonists. They don their usual style of disguise, help them and then go on their merry way believing they fooled them...then Misty says goodbye by shouting "Thanks, Team Rocket!" Ironically, [[EarlyInstalmentWeirdness [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness that was their first attempt]]. Ironically they were disguised fairly well there.
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