History PaperThinDisguise / VideoGames

23rd Aug '17 11:07:24 PM Gravidef
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** It's zig-zagged with the Vai Clothing, which is necessary to enter Gerudo Town. The Gerudo are an all-female, or "vai," race that do not allow men ("voh") into their town (though it's not that they ''hate'' men--they freely interact with them outside the village). To enter, Link must disguise himself as a vai using a veil, short tunic (which exposes his masculine arms and stomach), and harem pants. Some Gerudo, including the tribe's leader and an elderly woman, immediately see through the ruse, but accept the disguise as necessary due to the town's laws. Others seem somewhat suspicious of the outfit ("What a funny vai you are"), but let it go. It helps that Link is a Hylian, and there aren't many of those in the scalding Gerudo Desert, so it's easy to pass off his odd appearance as a regionalism.

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** *** It's zig-zagged with the Vai Clothing, which is necessary to enter Gerudo Town. The Gerudo are an all-female, or "vai," race that do not allow men ("voh") into their town (though it's not that they ''hate'' men--they freely interact with them outside the village). To enter, Link must disguise himself as a vai using a veil, short tunic (which exposes his masculine arms and stomach), and harem pants. Some Gerudo, including the tribe's leader and an elderly woman, immediately see through the ruse, but accept the disguise as necessary due to the town's laws. Others seem somewhat suspicious of the outfit ("What a funny vai you are"), but let it go. It helps that Link is a Hylian, and there aren't many of those in the scalding Gerudo Desert, so it's easy to pass off his odd appearance as a regionalism.
23rd Aug '17 11:06:10 PM Gravidef
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** It's zig-zagged with the Vai Clothing, which is necessary to enter Gerudo Town. The Gerudo are an all-female, or "vai," race that do not allow men ("voh") into their town (though it's not that they ''hate'' men--they freely interact with them outside the village). To enter, Link must disguise himself as a vai using a veil, short tunic (which exposes his masculine arms and stomach), and harem pants. Some Gerudo, including the tribe's leader and an elderly woman, immediately see through the ruse, but accept the disguise as necessary due to the town's laws. Others seem somewhat suspicious of the outfit ("What a funny vai you are"), but let it go. It helps that Link is a Hylian, and there aren't many of those in the scalding Gerudo Desert, so it's easy to pass off his odd appearance as a regionalism.


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** In a later chapter, Sly, Bentley, and Murray must collect some of the [[MacGuffin Clockwerk Parts]] from Jean Bison, who's put them up as a prize in a Winter Olympic-like event he's holding near his sawmills. Problem is, Jean's competing in the event himself, and the duck judges [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem all work for him]], so they inevitably give him perfect scores even when he fails. Bentley schemes to replace each judge with one of the team wearing a cap, fake bill, and vest. It works for two rounds, until Jean looks closer and realizes the ruse. Cue a boss battle.
** In Chapter Two, Sly must infiltrate a fancy ball being held by Rajan. He puts on a tuxedo (that does ''nothing'' to disguise his facial features, or the fact that he's a raccoon) and walks in. While there, he dances with both Interpol Agent Neela (who at least realizes something is fishy) and Inspector Carmelita Fox, the latter of whom is his sworn enemy that's been chasing him for years. Somehow, despite not disguising his voice or attitude, Sly completely pulls off the trick. And one wonders why PoliceAreUseless is a trope...
26th Jun '17 12:22:04 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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*** It was still [[GenreSavvy pretty obvious]], even in the Japanese version.

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*** It was still [[GenreSavvy pretty obvious]], obvious, even in the Japanese version.



*** Hilarious subversion: If you put on the Captain's Hat in your fight with the undead King Ikana, he is briefly struck speechless at the sight of [[TheDragon Captain Keeta]]...but then his GenreSavvy kicks in and he realizes the [[GiantMook somewhat major size difference]] between Link and Keeta.

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*** Hilarious subversion: If you put on the Captain's Hat in your fight with the undead King Ikana, he is briefly struck speechless at the sight of [[TheDragon Captain Keeta]]...but then his GenreSavvy kicks in and he realizes the [[GiantMook somewhat major size difference]] between Link and Keeta.
13th Jun '17 8:35:07 AM Piterpicher
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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.)

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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 UsefulNotes/Playstation3 versions.)
5th Jun '17 9:39:49 AM MajinAkuma
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* In ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaRebirth1'', when Noire, Vert and Blanc leave their respective realms, they all disguise themselves with nothing more than a pair of spectacles. Despite their highly distinctive outfits, ''this actually works''. They even manage to fool ''each other'', bearing in mind that they've been fighting each other for decades and should be able to recognize each other at a glance, glasses or no glasses.

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* In ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaRebirth1'', ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaReBirth1'', when Noire, Vert and Blanc leave their respective realms, they all disguise themselves with nothing more than a pair of spectacles. Despite their highly distinctive outfits, ''this actually works''. They even manage to fool ''each other'', bearing in mind that they've been fighting each other for decades and should be able to recognize each other at a glance, glasses or no glasses.


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** Noire manages to fool Chian that she is actually cosplaying as "Noire" and ''then'' she adds the glasses to convince other people that she is just a cosplayer.
29th May '17 1:20:15 PM Shadoboy
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*** Or a Forsaken. Just look at the face, ignore the fact that your skin is a disgusting, rotting color, you "bleed" green embalming fluid when hurt and many parts of your body have ''clearly exposed bones''.
29th May '17 5:37:54 AM DrFraud
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* Played with in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}} [[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.

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* Played with in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}} [[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 probably don't have eleven-year-olds in their ranks, and generally aren't sporting pigtails, if you're a female player.



** The "Ninja" class of Trainers in Pokemon Sapphire/Ruby/Emerald are often disguised as scenery until you pass into their range. However, it's usually a tarp with a ''painting'' of the scenery (usually a tree). Some were disguised better than others; for instance, those who hid in sand mounds looked indistinguishable from regular sand mounds.

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** The "Ninja" class of Trainers in Pokemon Sapphire/Ruby/Emerald are often disguised as scenery until you pass into their range. However, it's usually a tarp with a ''painting'' of the scenery (usually a tree). Some were are disguised better than others; for instance, those who hid hide in sand mounds looked look indistinguishable from regular sand mounds.
29th May '17 5:32:34 AM DrFraud
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* ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'' has a moment where Argilla disguises herself as Sera, simply by putting on a wig and her outfit. Anyone would be able to tell it's Argilla from close up (as Cielo points out), but it's justified in that the situation the Embryon are in only needs for the disguise to work from a distance.

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* ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'' has a moment where Argilla disguises herself as Sera, simply by putting on a wig and her outfit. Anyone would be able to tell it's Argilla from close up (as Cielo points out), but it's justified in that the situation the Embryon are in only needs for the disguise to work from a distance.distance.
* In ''Mary Le Chef: Cooking Passion'' Jennifer brings Mary's parents to a party at the restaurant where Mary's been secretly moonlighting. When Mary spots them she ducks out only to reappear wearing a bandana, glasses and fake mustache. While her parents somehow fail to recognize her, it's obvious that Jennifer knows ''exactly'' who she is.
15th Apr '17 1:01:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WWE SmackdownVsRaw 2011'', at one point in {{Wrestling/Rey Mysterio|Jr}}'s storyline after angering the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment All-American American]] Jack Swagger you play as Wrestling/EvanBourne against newcomer Todo Americano (which means All-American) who other than wearing a mask looks like Swagger, wears gear similar to Swagger, and has all the same mannerisms and moves.

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* In ''WWE SmackdownVsRaw VideoGame/SmackdownVsRaw 2011'', at one point in {{Wrestling/Rey Mysterio|Jr}}'s storyline after angering the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment All-American American]] Jack Swagger you play as Wrestling/EvanBourne against newcomer Todo Americano (which means All-American) who other than wearing a mask looks like Swagger, wears gear similar to Swagger, and has all the same mannerisms and moves.
2nd Apr '17 12:30:41 PM nombretomado
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** Atlus used this in the rerelease of ''{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin''. For some reason, probably due to an international release and/or a new Japanese law, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler needed to be censored. So, all swatstikas were replaced with iron crosses and Hitler himself was given a trench coat and sunglasses while being called Führer. Of course, anyone will know this is Hitler [[spoiler: even though it turns out he's not really Hitler.]]

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** Atlus used this in the rerelease of ''{{Persona 2}}: ''VideoGame/Persona2: Innocent Sin''. For some reason, probably due to an international release and/or a new Japanese law, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler needed to be censored. So, all swatstikas were replaced with iron crosses and Hitler himself was given a trench coat and sunglasses while being called Führer. Of course, anyone will know this is Hitler [[spoiler: even though it turns out he's not really Hitler.]]
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