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16th May '17 1:49:13 PM MikeW
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* Nicely used on ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' when James Olson decides to fight crime as the Guardian. He wears a uniform covering him head to toe and even lined with lead. It's a good disguise so that it takes having him unmasked for Kara (who knows James well) to figure out it's him. When James rescues Cat Grant from an attack, he and Winn are both stunned when she automatically thanks him as "James."
-->'''James''': I'm...Guardian.
-->'''Cat''': Oh, honey, I can see your eyes through the slit.
9th May '17 12:58:50 PM Jubileus57
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* ''Series/LeCoeurASesRaisons'' uses that quite often, but the most outrageous example would be when Brett disguised as his sister Brenda by '''solely''' sticking a name tag reading "Brenda" on his suit. And of course, [[RuleOfFunny given the nature of the show]], it worked ''splendidly''.
18th Apr '17 4:19:14 PM dmcreif
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*** His "Harold Saxon" guise zigzags this somewhat. He actually did bother to create a backstory for himself, and even generated a few photographs. However, he went out of his way to make it as obvious as possible that he had appeared out of nowhere eighteen months ago, for instance, all the photogrpahs of him as a University student don't look any younger than his current appearance, and he had no paper trail despite getting a first at Oxford ''and'' being a former rugby champion. Then he deliberately became one of the most visible people in the world by founding his own political party, leading it to an electoral landslide and becoming PM of Britain. Justified in that he has the entire world under subtle mind control that prevented anyone looking too closely.

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*** His "Harold Saxon" guise zigzags this somewhat. He actually did bother to create a backstory for himself, and even generated a few photographs. However, he went out of his way to make it as obvious as possible that he had appeared out of nowhere eighteen months ago, for instance, all the photogrpahs photos of him as a University student don't look any younger than his current appearance, and he had no paper trail despite getting a first at Oxford ''and'' being a former rugby champion. Then he deliberately became one of the most visible people in the world by founding his own political party, leading it to an electoral landslide and becoming PM of Britain. Justified in that he has the entire world under subtle mind control that prevented anyone looking too closely.
6th Apr '17 10:53:06 AM RobTan
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*** His "Harold Saxon" guise zigzags this somewhat. He actually did bother to create a backstory for himself, and even generated a few photographs. However, he went out of his way to make it as obvious as possible that he had appeared out of nowhere eighteen months ago, for instance, all the photogrpahs of him as a University student don't look any younger than his current appearance, and he had no paper trail despite getting a first at Oxford ''and'' being a former rugby champion. Then he deliberately became one of the most visible people in the world by founding his own political party, leading it to an electoral landslide and becoming PM of Britain. Justified in that he has the entire world under subtle mind control that prevented anyone looking too closely.
20th Feb '17 11:36:17 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': "Robert Strong", the newest rosmember of the Kingsguard introduced in the season 5 finale. Despite wearing full plate armor that covers everything but his eyes and never speaking, his true identity (Gregor Clegane) should be obvious to anyone who sees him due to his great size.
18th Jan '17 11:32:44 AM HeroicJay
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* Naturally, Count Olaf in Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017. Actually pulled off "better" than in [[Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents the film]], where the "Stefano" disguise was almost unrecognizable as Olaf to most viewers - here, "Stefano" is just Olaf with a bald wig and fake beard.

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* Naturally, Count Olaf in Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017.''Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017''. Actually pulled off "better" than in [[Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents the film]], where the "Stefano" disguise was almost unrecognizable as Olaf to most viewers - here, "Stefano" is just Olaf with a bald wig and fake beard.
18th Jan '17 11:31:16 AM HeroicJay
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* Naturally, Count Olaf in Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017. Actually pulled off "better" than in [[Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents the film]], where the "Stefano" disguise was almost unrecognizable as Olaf to most viewers - here, "Stefano" is just Olaf with a bald wig and fake beard.
17th Dec '16 1:22:06 PM TropesForever
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** Zigzagged in the Muppet special ''Series/HeyCinderella''. As the King plans a masked ball, Prince Arthur Charming meets Cinderella while gardening and, after realizing she doesn't recognize him as the prince, says he's the gardener. He arranges for everybody to be invited to the ball so she can go, but since it's a masked ball they arrange to each wear a geranium so they'll recognize each other, unaware that the King plans to give each guest a geranium. They end up spending the whole time at the ball dancing together without knowing it--but the masks they're wearing only cover the eye area of their faces, to say nothing of the fact that they'd spoken to each other at length and thus should have recognized each other's voices. Sort of justified in that they also dressed differently from how they expected each other to dress (Arthur thought Cinderella was going to wear a crummy dress, Cinderella doesn't know Arthur is the prince) and had only met each other once (though they do recognize each other when they next see each other three months later, and Cinderella initially doesn't notice Arthur in prince clothes at first).

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** Zigzagged in the Muppet special ''Series/HeyCinderella''.''Film/HeyCinderella''. As the King plans a masked ball, Prince Arthur Charming meets Cinderella while gardening and, after realizing she doesn't recognize him as the prince, says he's the gardener. He arranges for everybody to be invited to the ball so she can go, but since it's a masked ball they arrange to each wear a geranium so they'll recognize each other, unaware that the King plans to give each guest a geranium. They end up spending the whole time at the ball dancing together without knowing it--but the masks they're wearing only cover the eye area of their faces, to say nothing of the fact that they'd spoken to each other at length and thus should have recognized each other's voices. Sort of justified in that they also dressed differently from how they expected each other to dress (Arthur thought Cinderella was going to wear a crummy dress, Cinderella doesn't know Arthur is the prince) and had only met each other once (though they do recognize each other when they next see each other three months later, and Cinderella initially doesn't notice Arthur in prince clothes at first).
23rd Nov '16 5:48:58 AM AgentTasmania
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** And in the "Three Wise Men" special, when Clarkson and Hammond dress up in niqab.

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** And in the "Three Wise Men" special, when Clarkson and Hammond dress up in niqab. For one thing, Clarksons is ''six foot five''.
16th Nov '16 2:54:45 PM Potman
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** In "The Archbishop", Blackadder is chased by a pair of crusaders and he, Baldrick, and Percy disguise themselves as nuns to shake them off. The disguises not only work fine, but the crusaders subsequently decide to put on similar disguises as well in order to fool Blackadder and his company. They follow with a short discussion, neither side realizing the truth - even though one of the crusaders has a ''beard''! - until they accidentally thank one another without a high pitch.
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