History PaperThinDisguise / VideoGames

5th Dec '16 1:59:52 PM DustSnitch
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* ''VideoGame/SNKGalsFighters'' has "Miss X", who is essentially the {{Badass}} Iori Yagami in a sailor uniform and a bandit's mask. Predictably, no one in the rest of the all-female cast falls for it, and all of them point it out immediately. Also falls under CreepyCrossdresser and RuleSixtyThree. [[LaserGuidedKarma This bits him in the ass in Yuki's ending where he becomes a girl.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SNKGalsFighters'' has "Miss X", who is essentially the {{Badass}} badass Iori Yagami in a sailor uniform and a bandit's mask. Predictably, no one in the rest of the all-female cast falls for it, and all of them point it out immediately. Also falls under CreepyCrossdresser and RuleSixtyThree. [[LaserGuidedKarma This bits him in the ass in Yuki's ending where he becomes a girl.]]
4th Dec '16 9:12:40 PM primal-meridian
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*** On an unrealated note, Mario can also use the W Badge to "disguise" himself as Wario, or use both the W Badge and L Badge at the same time to "disguise" himself as Waluigi. Neither effect has any practical use (there's no quest that requires either). In fact, you can only get the W Badge from Charlieton ([[MeaningfulName note the name]]), a merchant who sells a mixed bag of items (most are overpriced junk, but he does have a few useful things).

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*** On an unrealated unrelated note, Mario can also use the W Badge to "disguise" himself as Wario, or use both the W Badge and L Badge at the same time to "disguise" himself as Waluigi. Neither effect has any practical use (there's no quest that requires either). In fact, you can only get the W Badge from Charlieton ([[MeaningfulName note the name]]), a merchant who sells a mixed bag of items (most are overpriced junk, but he does have a few useful things).
29th Nov '16 6:55:02 PM CerotechOmega
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** Downplayed at first in ''Sun and Moon'', the Masked Royal is a masked wrestler-slash-Pokemon trainer who you encounter first at the Battle Dome on Royal Avenue. The way he looks, you would absolutely not mistake him for Professor Kukui... at least, until he opens his mouth. One of the dialogue options during this first encounter is "Professor?", just to lampshade how absurd this is after the fact.
27th Nov '16 10:45:57 PM dotchan
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** RED Soldier also routinely sneaks into Gray Mann's base wearing [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/w/images/thumb/f/f8/The_Tin_Soldier.png/198px-The_Tin_Soldier.png a "robot" halloween costume]] consisting of a cardboard box, two shoeboxes, and some dryer hoses. He doesn't even bother swapping his bright RED army fatigues for Grey ones. Hilariously, [[NotSoAboveItAll Gray himself]] doesn't notice the badly-disguised human either.

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** RED Soldier also routinely sneaks into Gray Mann's base wearing [[http://wiki.[[https://wiki.teamfortress.com/w/images/thumb/f/f8/The_Tin_Soldier.png/198px-The_Tin_Soldier.png png/176px-The_Tin_Soldier.png?t=20150920233546 a "robot" halloween costume]] consisting of a cardboard box, two shoeboxes, and some dryer hoses. He doesn't even bother swapping his bright RED army fatigues for Grey ones. Hilariously, [[NotSoAboveItAll Gray himself]] doesn't notice the badly-disguised human either.
17th Nov '16 11:26:28 AM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': After your Protagonist [[FakingTheDead fakes his death]] partway through the story to save himself from murder attempts by TheConspiracy, he hides his identity while out in public by... [[InTheHood wearing a hoodie]]. That doesn't even cover the front of his face.
2nd Oct '16 10:49:31 AM Prfnoff
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* The ''SNK Gals Fighters'' FightingGame has "Miss X", who is essentially the {{Badass}} Iori Yagami in a sailor uniform and a bandit's mask. Predictably, no one in the rest of the all-female cast falls for it, and all of them point it out immediately. Also falls under CreepyCrossdresser and RuleSixtyThree. [[LaserGuidedKarma This bits him in the ass in Yuki's ending where he becomes a girl.]]

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* The ''SNK Gals Fighters'' FightingGame ''VideoGame/SNKGalsFighters'' has "Miss X", who is essentially the {{Badass}} Iori Yagami in a sailor uniform and a bandit's mask. Predictably, no one in the rest of the all-female cast falls for it, and all of them point it out immediately. Also falls under CreepyCrossdresser and RuleSixtyThree. [[LaserGuidedKarma This bits him in the ass in Yuki's ending where he becomes a girl.]]



* The disguise used by ''FreddyPharkasFrontierPharmacist'' in the last act consists of a change of clothes, a neckerchief (which is actually worn around the neck), and a silver ear. Nobody realizes that the man with the silver ear is actually the one-eared pharmacist, up until the BigBad captures him and removes the fake ear.

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* The In ''VideoGame/FreddyPharkasFrontierPharmacist'', the disguise used by ''FreddyPharkasFrontierPharmacist'' Freddy uses in the last act consists of a change of clothes, a neckerchief (which is actually worn around the neck), and a silver ear. Nobody realizes that the man with the silver ear is actually the one-eared pharmacist, up until the BigBad captures him and removes the fake ear.
26th Aug '16 4:19:51 PM BoyNinja
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* ''VideoGame/RhythmThiefAndTheEmperorsTreasure'' has Raphael, who leads a double life as [[PhantomThief Phantom R]], which is basically a suit, a [[FedoraOfAssKicking fedora]] and no glasses. This isn't a massive change from his street clothes, and even his face isn't concealed. Despite this, [[PoliceAreUseless even the police fall for it when Phantom R approaches and talks to them on the street]].

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* ''VideoGame/RhythmThiefAndTheEmperorsTreasure'' has Raphael, who leads a double life as [[PhantomThief Phantom R]], which is basically a suit, a [[FedoraOfAssKicking fedora]] and no glasses. This isn't a massive change from his street clothes, and even his face isn't concealed. Despite this, [[PoliceAreUseless even the police fall for it when Phantom R approaches and talks to them on the street]]. The people out in the streets - including citizens who have known him for a long while - aren't any better and pretend he is some guy trying to cosplay as the ''real phantom thief''. The only ever occasions people make the connection only do so...but not because of the obvious same appearance, but because of very small things that look fishy.
19th Jul '16 10:56:14 AM DannWoolf
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** Mimikyu wears old Pikachu merchandise in an attempt to become as popular as the SeriesMascot. It's... well, very easy to tell that it's not actually a Pikachu.



*** Additionally, Mario can "disguise" as Luigi by wearing the L Badge. All this does is PaletteSwap his clothes to green, but it's still enough for a self-proclaimed Luigi fan to mistake Mario for the real thing, to the point that when the real Luigi suddenly shows up the fan accuses him of being an imposter. It seems Luigi can [[ButtMonkey never get any respect.]]

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*** Additionally, Mario can "disguise" as Luigi by wearing the L Badge. All this does is PaletteSwap his clothes to green, but it's still enough for a self-proclaimed Luigi fan to mistake Mario for the real thing, to the point that when the real Luigi suddenly shows up the fan accuses him of being an imposter.impostor. It seems Luigi can [[ButtMonkey never get any respect.]]
10th Jul '16 12:53:20 PM Tabs
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* Played with in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}} [=HeartGold/SoulSilver=]'', where you have to infiltrate Team Rocket's activities at the Goldenrod Radio Tower by donning their uniform. Hilariously, the same {{Mook|s}} who just shoved you away from the door gives you a cursory look, then allows you to pass. Especially funny when you consider that all Rocket Grunts [[FacelessGoons look alike]], probablly they don't have eleven-year-olds in their ranks, and generally aren't sporting pigtails, if you're a female player.

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* Played with in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}} [=HeartGold/SoulSilver=]'', [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HeartGold/SoulSilver]]'', where you have to infiltrate Team Rocket's activities at the Goldenrod Radio Tower by donning their uniform. Hilariously, the same {{Mook|s}} who just shoved you away from the door gives you a cursory look, then allows you to pass. Especially funny when you consider that all Rocket Grunts [[FacelessGoons look alike]], probablly they don't have eleven-year-olds in their ranks, and generally aren't sporting pigtails, if you're a female player.
9th Jul '16 6:30:42 AM MightyKombat
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* Judas, a [[CoolMask mask-wearing]] swordsman who shows up in ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Tales of Destiny 2]]'' and is quite blatantly Leon Magnus from the first game. It's such an open secret that it warrants a MythologyGag in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'', where Presea tells Emil about her invention the Judas Mask, which "hid your face without actually hiding it, yet mysteriously prevented anyone from realizing your true identity."

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* Judas, a [[CoolMask mask-wearing]] swordsman who shows up in ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Tales of Destiny 2]]'' and is quite blatantly Leon Magnus from the first game. As it happens, the mask is a hollowed out dragon skull that Leon chose not so much for disguise but for the protection against magic that it offered. It's such an open secret that it warrants a MythologyGag in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'', where Presea tells Emil about her invention the Judas Mask, which "hid your face without actually hiding it, yet mysteriously prevented anyone from realizing your true identity."" (Said mask is unlockable for use in the PAL and Playstation3 versions.)



* This trope returns to the ''Tales'' series in the UsefulNotes/{{P|layStation3}}S3 version of ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' through a series of skits in which Richard takes on a superhero identity named "Masque de Baronia" to do good deeds for his friends. However, his 'costume' consists of little more than a turban and a piece of cloth covering his mouth, ''worn along with his normal attire''. Of course, everyone instantly sees through it except for Asbel and Sophie.

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* This trope returns to the ''Tales'' series in the UsefulNotes/{{P|layStation3}}S3 version of ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' through a series of skits in which Richard takes on a superhero identity named "Masque de Baronia" "The Mask of Barona" to do good deeds for his friends. However, his 'costume' consists of little more than Richard putting on a turban and a piece of cloth covering see-through veil on his mouth, face, ''worn along with his normal attire''.attire''. And its shown as a small cut-in of said disguise blatantly overlaid on Richard's normal skit portrait. Of course, everyone instantly sees through it except for Asbel and Sophie.



* ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' has Gaius, King of Rieze Maxia, travelling the world under the name of Erston. And other than going by a different name, he changes nothing about himself. He doesn't alter his voice, he doesn't change his appearance or acts in a different way and yet ''nobody'' outside the party makes the connection of Gaius and Erston being the same person. And late in game, the people of Kanbalar are convinced that Erston is a rich playboy, who is merely impersonating their king, to tarnish his reputation. [[spoiler: CEO of Spirius Corporation, Bisley, and a sheriff in Gaius' character episodes ''do'' recognize him, though.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' has Gaius, King of Rieze Maxia, travelling the world under the name of Erston. Erston Outway (with "Outway" being Gaius' birth surname.) And other than going by a different name, he changes nothing about himself. He doesn't alter his voice, he doesn't change his appearance or acts in a different way and yet ''nobody'' outside the party makes the connection of Gaius and Erston being the same person. And late in game, the people of Kanbalar are convinced that Erston is a rich playboy, who is merely impersonating their king, to tarnish his reputation. [[spoiler: CEO of Spirius Corporation, Bisley, and a sheriff in Gaius' character episodes ''do'' recognize him, though.]]]] At the very least the player is able to improve on the guise with unlockable glasses and DLC hairstyles.
* At one point in ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'', Shing and his crew attempt to avoid any entanglements with the Valentin church and the Imperial Knights, and a friendl NPC offers them the [[SarcasmMode fantastic disguise of...]] A pair of glasses for each of them.
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