History PaperThinDisguise / VideoGames

18th Apr '16 2:55:26 PM erforce
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* Lampshaded in ''[[VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame Lego Star Wars]]'' where a disguise is a moustache. Even on the women.
** Stormtrooper disguises in ''Lego Franchise/StarWars 2''. Just the helmet. This looks frankly ludicrous when it's Chewie wearing one, because it sits off kilter like a fez. It still fools everyone.
** The really ironic part is that in freeform mode, you can play as a fully uniformed Stormtrooper, but all the other Stormtroopers will immediately know that you're not on their side.
** Also in ''Lego Franchise/IndianaJones''. It involves stealing a Nazi hat or a turban.

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Lampshaded in ''[[VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame Lego Star Wars]]'' ''VideoGame/LegoStarWars'' where a disguise is a moustache. Even on the women.
** Stormtrooper disguises in ''Lego Franchise/StarWars ''VideoGame/LegoStarWars 2''. Just the helmet. This looks frankly ludicrous when it's Chewie wearing one, because it sits off kilter like a fez. It still fools everyone.
** *** The really ironic part is that in freeform mode, you can play as a fully uniformed Stormtrooper, but all the other Stormtroopers will immediately know that you're not on their side.
** Also in ''Lego Franchise/IndianaJones''.''VideoGame/LegoIndianaJones''. It involves stealing a Nazi hat or a turban.



** In ''Lego LordOfTheRings'', [[SweetPollyOliver Eowyn]] briefly wears a false mustache. There's also Frodo's Elven Cloak and the Mithril Camouflage Tome, which disguise you as pieces of scenery. What's paper-thin about that is that you can move while disguised and it works. Nobody wonders why that crate is moving by itself.

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** In ''Lego LordOfTheRings'', ''VideoGame/LegoTheLordOfTheRings'', [[SweetPollyOliver Eowyn]] briefly wears a false mustache. There's also Frodo's Elven Cloak and the Mithril Camouflage Tome, which disguise you as pieces of scenery. What's paper-thin about that is that you can move while disguised and it works. Nobody wonders why that crate is moving by itself.
18th Apr '16 8:20:47 AM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', your first quest for House Hlaalu is to impersonate a Redoran soldier and steal some coded orders from Ald'ruhn. Your questgiver does state that the disguise only works because A) [[ContrivedCoincidence You happen to sound exactly like the soldier you're impersonating]] and B) That particular soldier was known for wearing their helmet all the time to conceal a hideous battle scar, but in practice, the helmet is the ''only'' thing you need to wear. As long as you are wearing that helmet, you could walk into Ald'ruhn stark naked and even if you are obviously not a Dunmer the Redorans will be none the wiser.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', your first quest for House Hlaalu is to impersonate a Redoran soldier and steal some coded orders from Ald'ruhn. Your questgiver does state that the disguise only works because A) [[ContrivedCoincidence You happen to sound exactly like the soldier you're impersonating]] and B) That particular soldier was known for wearing their helmet all the time to conceal a hideous battle scar, but in practice, the helmet is the ''only'' thing you need to wear. As long as you are wearing that helmet, you could walk into Ald'ruhn stark naked and even if you are obviously not a Dunmer the Redorans will would be none the wiser.
18th Apr '16 8:20:25 AM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', your first quest for House Hlaalu is to impersonate a Redoran soldier and steal some coded orders from Ald'ruhn. Your questgiver does state that the disguise only works because A) [[ContrivedCoincidence You happen to sound exactly like the soldier you're impersonating]] and B) That particular soldier was known for wearing their helmet all the time to conceal a hideous battle scar, but in practice, the helmet is the ''only'' thing you need to wear. As long as you are wearing that helmet, you could walk into Ald'ruhn stark naked and even if you are obviously not a Dunmer the Redorans will be none the wiser.
3rd Apr '16 9:06:56 PM Joysweeper
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* The title character in ''Rita James and the Race to Shangri La'' uses a Chinese peasant outfit and a fake mustache made of hair from the tail of her monkey sidekick to get into a miners-only bar, claiming that nobody knows her because she works "all day and all night" in the mines.

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* The title character in ''Rita James and the Race to Shangri La'' uses a Chinese peasant outfit and a fake mustache made of hair from the tail of her monkey sidekick to get into a miners-only bar, claiming that nobody knows her because she works "all day and all night" in the mines.mines.
* In ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' Jayjay and Sparrowson are instantly suspicious finding that [[spoiler: Judge Romulus]] is posing as an earnest ManifestoMakingMalcontent. His clothes and attitude are the only change. Also, in 4B (Égalité) [[spoiler: the [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating King of France]] is exiled]] and tries a disguise which is expected to not last long enough for him to go down the street.
9th Feb '16 7:26:12 AM Silverblade2
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* Speaking of Zelda, in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', Sheik was simply a PaperThinDisguise (ok, better than most, but [[GenreSavvy it seemed fairly obvious]]) for Zelda.
** Not to mention every mask you can wear. Somehow people believe you are a female, a fishman or a large earth man because of it. No one seems to be able to notice you are 1/4 the size of any of them.
** Link had been asleep for years and Zelda had grown up in that time, so that probably played a part.

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* Speaking of Zelda, in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', Sheik was simply a PaperThinDisguise (ok, better than most, but [[GenreSavvy it seemed fairly obvious]]) for Zelda.
** Not to mention
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' every mask you can wear. Somehow people believe you are a female, a fishman or a large earth man because of it. No one seems to be able to notice you are 1/4 the size of any of them.
** Link had been asleep for years and Zelda had grown up in that time, so that probably played a part.
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2nd Feb '16 4:22:16 AM catmuto
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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."



* 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."



* ''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.]]



* Zigzagged with Furio Tigre in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'', who impersonates Phoenix in order to throw a trial he's involved in. When Phoenix finally meets him, he discovers that, other than similar hair styles and builds, the two neither look nor act ''anything'' alike (his fake attorney's badge is even made out of ''cardboard'',) and wonders how the hell anyone could've mistaken them. However, when the prologue to the case plays, showing the end of the trial Furio sabotaged, he looks ''exactly'' like Phoenix (though this might be just to throw off the player.)

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* Zigzagged with Furio Tigre in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'', who impersonates Phoenix in order to throw a trial he's involved in. When Phoenix finally meets him, he discovers that, other than similar hair styles and builds, style, the two neither look nor act ''anything'' alike (his fake attorney's badge is even made out of ''cardboard'',) and wonders how the hell anyone could've mistaken them. However, when the prologue Though it is suggested that most people were simply too afraid to the case plays, showing the end of the trial call Furio sabotaged, he looks ''exactly'' like Phoenix (though this might be just to throw off the player.)Tigre out on this, because of his huge anger issues.
18th Jan '16 6:14:00 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', where it is impossible to disguise yourself. Your character is instantly recognizable, even dressed like [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/c/c7/Fo3_APA_Enclave.png this]]. Perhaps the [[http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Chinese_Remnant wiki]] puts it best:

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* Averted in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', where it is impossible to disguise yourself. Your character is instantly recognizable, even dressed like [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/c/c7/Fo3_APA_Enclave.png this]]. Perhaps the [[http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Chinese_Remnant com/wiki/Chinese_remnants wiki]] puts it best:
4th Jan '16 7:08:53 AM moongalleon22
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** [[spoiler:Snake's "disguise" as Iroquois Pliskin]] in ''[=MGS2=]'' has to count as well. It involves... wearing different clothes. ''That's it.'' Not to mention that the name he adopts [[spoiler:is a reference to ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' protagonist ''Snake'' Plisskin]].

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** [[spoiler:Snake's "disguise" as Iroquois Pliskin]] in ''[=MGS2=]'' has to count as well. It involves... wearing different clothes. ''That's it.'' Not to mention that the name he adopts [[spoiler:is a reference to ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' protagonist ''Snake'' Plisskin]]. Almost subverted, as the concept art for [[spoiler:Pliskin]] had him with [[spoiler:blonde hair instead of brown]], with this apparently being changed due to ''not being paper-thin enough of a disguise''.
7th Dec '15 9:40:54 AM Hossmeister
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* Zigzagged with Furio Tigre in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations'', who impersonates Phoenix in order to throw a trial he's involved in. When Phoenix finally meets him, he discovers that, other than similar hair styles and builds, the two neither look nor act ''anything'' alike (his fake attorney's badge is even made out of ''cardboard'',) and wonders how the hell anyone could've mistaken them. However, when the prologue to the case plays, showing the end of the trial Furio sabotaged, he looks ''exactly'' like Phoenix (though this might be just to throw off the player.)

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* Zigzagged with Furio Tigre in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations'', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'', who impersonates Phoenix in order to throw a trial he's involved in. When Phoenix finally meets him, he discovers that, other than similar hair styles and builds, the two neither look nor act ''anything'' alike (his fake attorney's badge is even made out of ''cardboard'',) and wonders how the hell anyone could've mistaken them. However, when the prologue to the case plays, showing the end of the trial Furio sabotaged, he looks ''exactly'' like Phoenix (though this might be just to throw off the player.)
5th Dec '15 11:50:23 AM RaustBD
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** In ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', Nastasia dresses Luigi in black clothes and provides him with a mask, so his brother won't find out that Mr. L is really BrainwashedAndCrazy Luigi. However, he keeps his hat, his mustache, his way of moving, his shoes.... virtually everything about him is shouting: "HEY, I'M-A LUIGI IN-A A BADASS-COSTUME-A!!!" Naturally, none of the other main characters - not even his own twin brother - manages to recognize him in this getup.

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** In ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', Nastasia dresses Luigi in black clothes and provides him with a mask, so his brother won't find out that Mr. L is really BrainwashedAndCrazy Luigi. However, he keeps his hat, his mustache, his way of moving, his shoes.... virtually everything about him is shouting: "HEY, I'M-A LUIGI IN-A A BADASS-COSTUME-A!!!" Naturally, none of the other main characters - not even his own twin brother (though admittedly since he's a SilentProtagonist it's hard to tell) - manages to recognize him in this getup.
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