History RefugeInAudacity / ComicBooks

15th Nov '17 7:46:54 AM EDP
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** Once in a while it's them who fall victim to this. Such as the time Tex' archenemy Mefisto needed help with his overturned coach... And when Tex passed by, ''he asked him for help'' (Tex did not expect Mefisto to do such a thing and failed to check his disguise).

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** Once in a while it's them who fall victim to this. Such as the time Tex' archenemy Mefisto needed help with his overturned coach... And when Tex passed by, ''he asked him for help'' (Tex did not expect Mefisto to do such a thing and failed to check his disguise).disguise. It helped Mefisto was disguised as a leper, so Tex wasn't all that willing to come too close anyway).
15th Nov '17 7:43:35 AM EDP
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* One of the reasons nobody can tell that Paperinik is actually DonaldDuck [[ClarkKenting in spite of the only camouflage being a]] DominoMask is that Paperinik is a well-known MasterOfDisguise who has disguised himself as ''Donald Duck'' on multiple occasions.
** A variant of the above is the second story where he faced a villain called ''the'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Master of Disguise]]. In revenge for being unmasked at the end of the first story, the Master of Disguise captured Paperinik, unmasked him on live television... And then, ''two other Paperiniks entered the room and took off the masks, revealing themselves as Gladstone and Fethry, as Donald asked them before before being captured''. End result: the villain got distracted long enough for Donald to free himself and lead his cousins into delivering a righteous beat-up, and everyone was convinced it was a bait from the actual Paperinik who enjoyed the show on TV from his lair.
** Sometimes Donald is caught in possession of Paperinik's gadgets. How does he get away with it? Easy: as early as the fifth story, the entire city knows that Paperinik and Donald are friends (Paperinik declared such publicily, at least in written form), so it's not strange that the superhero forgot something at Donald's house, or the latter borrowed it. Even the cars, that, after all, are practically identical...

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* The ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse uses this liberally with its superheroes:
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One of the reasons nobody can tell that Paperinik is actually DonaldDuck [[ClarkKenting in spite of the only camouflage being a]] DominoMask is that Paperinik is a well-known MasterOfDisguise who has disguised himself as ''Donald Duck'' on multiple occasions.
** *** A variant of the above is the second story where he faced a villain called ''the'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Master of Disguise]]. In revenge for being unmasked at the end of the first story, the Master of Disguise captured Paperinik, unmasked him on live television... And then, ''two other Paperiniks entered the room and took off the masks, revealing themselves as Gladstone and Fethry, as Donald asked them before before being captured''. End result: the villain got distracted long enough for Donald to free himself and lead his cousins into delivering a righteous beat-up, and everyone was convinced it was a bait from the actual Paperinik who enjoyed the show on TV from his lair.
** *** Sometimes Donald is caught in possession of Paperinik's gadgets. How does he get away with it? Easy: as early as the fifth story, the entire city knows that Paperinik and Donald are friends (Paperinik declared such publicily, at least in written form), so it's not strange that the superhero forgot something at Donald's house, or the latter borrowed it. Even the cars, that, after all, are practically identical...identical...
** Daisy has a superhero alter ego too, Paperinika. How does she justify the fact she's apparently her spokeswoman? Easy: she told everyone they're friends, [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike just like Donald did with Paperinik]]. Also, she gets away with her disguise (not as minimalistic as Paperinik's, but [[ClarkKenting not really that disguising]] after all) because in her first story she acted so differently from usual she convinced Donald they merely looked alike, and Donald's poor opinion of the superheroine did the rest.
** Why people think the Red Bat (alias [[TheKlutz Fethry]]) is competent and CrazyAwesome? Easy: no matter what, [[IMeantToDoThat he acts as if everything was part of the plan]], ever since his first story saw him accidentally foil the Beagle Boys with the help of Donald disguised as a headless gorilla (they were at a masked party as journalists, with Fethry wearing what would become Red Bat's costume and Donald a gorilla costume that was too tall for him), and when the journalists asked him if he had terrified and arrested the criminals alone he just quipped "No, this headless gorilla helped me" and left.
15th Nov '17 7:33:05 AM EDP
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** Sometimes Donald is caught in possession of Paperinik's gadgets. How does he get away with it? Easy: as early as the fifth story, the entire city knows that Paperinik and Donald are friends (Paperinik declared such publicily, at least in written form), so it's not strange that the superhero forgot something at Donald's house, or the latter borrowed it. Even the cars, that, after all, are practically identical...
27th Jan '17 6:09:07 AM luiz4200
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* ''ComicBook/ScoobyDooTeamUp'': Daphne starts suspecting the superheroes known as [[WesternAnimation/TheImpossibles the Impossibles]] and the singing trio Impossibles are the same people but Fred dismisses her theory because "those would be the '''worst''' secret identities ever".
10th Jan '17 9:25:17 AM Ibrahim77X
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* Prince Elias during the [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic Universe]] arc "Secret Freedom" goes by the codename "King" while working with the Secret Freedom Fighters. Geoffrey St. John even lampshades it when he discovers his true identity.
-->'''Geoffrey''': Agent "King", huh? Going for "so obvious it's overlooked?"
3rd Jan '17 9:08:26 AM MadAnthony94
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* Exploiting this trope is one way you can get into {{ComicBook/Doctor Doom}}'s good books. Examples:
** Doom once gave Luke Cage a false commission as part of a bigger gambit, then skipped town before Cage got his fee. So Cage convinces the Thing to loan him one of the FF's vehicles, flies to Latveria, teams up with a group of insurgents, ''storms Castle Doom'', beats up a bunch of guards... and politely requests his $200 fee. Doom bursts into laughter, pays, and asks Cage if he'd consider working for him again.
** Doom treats villain Arcade like a court jester; he's apparently decided that Arcade is amusing enough not to be punished for addressing him as "Doc" or "Vic".
30th Dec '16 10:08:18 PM Doug86
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Sandman}}'', Hob Gadling amazes his friends by insisting that mortality is for chumps and he intends to live forever by simply refusing to die. The ballsiness of the InsaneTrollLogic amuses Morpheus enough that he convinces his older sister, [[TheGrimReaper Death]], to make Hob TheAgeless, and arranges to [[PalsWithJesus meet Hob for drinks]] once a century.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Sandman}}'', ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', Hob Gadling amazes his friends by insisting that mortality is for chumps and he intends to live forever by simply refusing to die. The ballsiness of the InsaneTrollLogic amuses Morpheus enough that he convinces his older sister, [[TheGrimReaper Death]], to make Hob TheAgeless, and arranges to [[PalsWithJesus meet Hob for drinks]] once a century.
21st Nov '16 12:43:29 PM intastiel
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Sandman}}'', Hob Gadling amazes his friends by insisting that mortality is for chumps and he intends to live forever by simply refusing to die. The ballsiness of the InsaneTrollLogic amuses Morpheus enough that he convinces his older sister, [[TheGrimReaper Death]], to make Hob TheAgeless, and arranges to [[PalsWithJesus meet Hob for drinks]] once a century.
21st Oct '16 1:15:56 PM EDP
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* Once in a while ComicBook/TexWiller and his pards have pulled this. Such as the time they needed to go in a town controlled by a gang of criminals who was preparing an ambush just for them... So they went there with a ''stagecoach'', disguised as a Mexican who didn't understand English (Tex), a preacher (Carson, who ''does'' look the part with the right clothes), a businessman (Tiger Jack. A Navajo Indian), and a ''woman'' (Kit Willer, Tex' son), and when the criminals stopped the coach the only reason they were discovered was that one of them tried to kiss Kit (the sheer surrealness of the situation still left the criminals too stunned to stop them).
** Once in a while it's them who fall victim to this. Such as the time Tex' archenemy Mefisto needed help with his overturned coach... And when Tex passed by, ''he asked him for help'' (Tex did not expect Mefisto to do such a thing and failed to check his disguise).
13th Dec '15 9:50:42 AM Rothul
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** Neither Diabolik was the one pulling the most outrageous plan, that was Ginko. In "Mocking Diabolik" Ginko needed to escort ten ancient golden statues to the police station for safekeeping while the museum prepared a Diabolik-proof room to expose them, without Diabolik getting them. And Diabolik was spying on him, and he had no idea where the bug was (and, in another example of this trope, Diabolik had bugged ''the last round of Ginko's gun'') So, what did he do? First, he and his men [[spoiler: planted fake hints to indicate a certain mob boss was interested to those statues, then they stole ''those Diabolik's gadgets that had been confiscated after past heists, and '''used them to steal the statues'''.'' After which Ginko 'discovered' the fake hints and started putting pressure on the mob boss, getting Diabolik to surveil him while the Diabolik-proof room was completed and the statues exposed]]. As you can see, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the title of that story was quite justified]].

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** Neither Diabolik was the one pulling the most outrageous plan, that was Ginko. In "Mocking Diabolik" Ginko needed to escort ten ancient golden statues to the police station for safekeeping while the museum prepared a Diabolik-proof room to expose them, without Diabolik getting them. And Diabolik was spying on him, and he had no idea where the bug was (and, in another example of this trope, Diabolik had bugged ''the last round of Ginko's gun'') So, what did he do? First, he and his men [[spoiler: planted fake hints to indicate a certain mob boss was interested to those statues, then they stole ''those Diabolik's gadgets that had been confiscated after past heists, and '''used them to steal the statues'''.'' After which Ginko 'discovered' the fake hints and started putting pressure on the mob boss, getting Diabolik to surveil him while the Diabolik-proof room was completed and the statues exposed]].then revealed]]. As you can see, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the title of that story was quite justified]].
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