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* In ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', the MissionControl Dr. Roman is obsessed with Magi☆Mari, a virtual Japanese idol. Later on, it's revealed that [[spoiler:he's [[Literature/TheBible King Solomon]], meaning he once again committed his transgressions regarding both foreign women and false idols in the later parts of his life, just updated for the modern day.]]


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* The [[GermanMedia German television series]] ''Löwengrube'' (''Lion Pit'') bases on this, as it tells the history of the Munich middle class Grandauer family from the 1870s to the 1960s, following them through two world wars and the post-war episodes. One of the various examples would be at the dawn of the first world war. In the police station (where the family patriarch works) [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler a certain Austrian artist]] applies for German citizenship because he feels very German. Around the same time, the Grandauer's son (a preteen at that time) is seen being buddies with a short and bespectacled dorky kid from his class, called Himmler, Heinrich.
* This trope is used quite frequently to generate joke punchlines in ''Series/{{Brass}}.''

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* The [[GermanMedia German television series]] ''Löwengrube'' (''Lion Pit'') bases on this, as it tells In the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "Comes the Inquisitor", the Vorlons send a human named Sebastian to act as their Inquisitor. He acts, sounds, and dresses like a late 19th century upper-class Englishman, and claims he was taken by the Vorlons to do their bidding and is kept in suspended animation when he is not needed. He explains at the end that he is indeed a 19th-century Englishman, and that he thought he was chosen for a special destiny, but was wrong. And history of the Munich middle class Grandauer family was not kind:
-->'''Sebastian:''' Good luck to you in your holy cause, Captain Sheridan. May your choices have better results than mine -- remembered not as a messenger. Remembered not as a reformer, not as a prophet, not as a hero, not even as Sebastian. Remembered only... as [[UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper Jack]].
* Happens
from time to time in ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'':
** In
the 1870s to pilot Jimmy (at this point Nucky's driver) is left out while Nucky meets with the 1960s, following them through two world wars crime bosses of Chicago and New York City. While waiting, he has a long conversation with another young driver from Chicago (though born in Brooklyn) during which they discover that they have a lot in common. With the post-war episodes. One meeting over, they say their names before parting ways, and this Chicago driver's is no other but UsefulNotes/AlCapone.
** In "Home", a teenager meets Chalky White and offers him a business deal. Chalky thinks that this is Nucky's way
of testing his loyalty and sends the various examples would kid away after taunting him for his young age. The kid reunites then with Lucky Luciano and his business partners, revealing then that he is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meyer_Lansky Meyer Lansky]].
** Averted in the second season with the introduction of "Benny", an odd 15-year old that is a pupil of Lansky. Benny appears for only a couple of episodes and is not until the next season when he shows up more and is also revealed to
be a cold-blooded killer. Even then, his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugsy_Siegel full name]] is not stated on screen and is only mentioned in the director's commentary.
** Season 4 has an example with the reveal in mid-scene rather than
at the dawn end of it (when ''another'', unrelated twist takes place):
--->'''Supervisor Elliot:''' ...Who are you? Who is this ''child''?\\
'''Interrogator:''' You can address me as Acting Director Hoover.\\
'''Supervisor Elliot:''' "Acting Director" of what?\\
'''Interrogator:''' The [[UsefulNotes/AmericanLawEnforcement Bureau of Investigation]].
** Straight again in
the first world war. In fifth season. After taking a hit in the police station (where the family patriarch works) [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler a certain Austrian artist]] applies 1929 Crash, Nucky decides to make up for German citizenship because he feels very German. Around the same time, the Grandauer's son (a preteen at his loses by switching Republicans for Democrats and [[TheGump convincing these]] to repeal Prohibition. The big fish that time) is seen being buddies with a short and bespectacled dorky kid shows more interest in his offer? One Irishman from his class, called Himmler, Heinrich.
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Boston, named Mr. Kennedy.
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This trope is used quite frequently to generate joke punchlines in ''Series/{{Brass}}.''



** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E5Timelash Timelash]]", a young man named Herbert gets caught up in one of the Doctor's adventures, which involves a war between worlds, an invisible man, a time machine, and Morlox -- and in the end, of course, we learn that he's [[Creator/HGWells Herbert George Wells]].
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode The Shakespeare Code]]", Creator/WilliamShakespeare teams up with the Doctor and Martha. During the episode Shakespeare opens up about the death of his son and how it almost drove him mad and made him question Life, death and everything. At the end we have the punchline:

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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E5Timelash Timelash]]", a young man named Herbert gets caught up in one of the Doctor's adventures, which involves a war between worlds, an invisible man, a time machine, and Morlox -- and in the end, of course, we learn that he's [[Creator/HGWells Herbert George Wells]].
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode The Shakespeare Code]]", Code]]": Creator/WilliamShakespeare teams up with the Doctor and Martha. During the episode Shakespeare opens up about the death of his son and how it almost drove him mad and made him question Life, death and everything. At the end we have the punchline:



** An in-universe example is used in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E1TheMagiciansApprentice The Magician's Apprentice]]". The episode begins with the Doctor reaching out to save a young boy caught in a minefield on a war-torn hellscape planet. The episode ends with the reveal that the planet is [[Characters/DoctorWhoDalek Skaro]] in the distant past and the boy is [[BigBad Davros]].
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', "Time's Arrow": Jack the bellboy turns out to be Creator/JackLondon.
** Interestingly, it's Creator/MarkTwain who tells him to go to Alaska, mostly to get rid of him.

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** An in-universe example is used in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E1TheMagiciansApprentice The Magician's Apprentice]]". The episode begins with the Doctor reaching out to save a young boy caught in a minefield on a war-torn hellscape planet. The episode scene ends with the reveal that the planet is [[Characters/DoctorWhoDalek Skaro]] in the distant past and the boy is [[BigBad Davros]].
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', "Time's Arrow": Jack The Canadian mystery series ''The Frankie Drake Mysteries'' had an episode where police officer Mary takes part in a radio broadcast used as a cover for a robbery. She bonds with radio tech Huey. At the bellboy turns out end of the episode, Huey tells Mary he's gotten a job calling hockey games. He then tells her his real name is Foster Hewitt who would become known as one of the most famous voices in all of Canada.
* ''Series/FridayThe13thTheSeries'': In the TimeTravel episode "The Baron's Bride", Micki and Ryan track down a vampire with the assistance of a 19th-century Irishman named Abraham, revealed at the end
to be Creator/JackLondon.
Creator/BramStoker.
* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'':
** Interestingly, it's Creator/MarkTwain In "The Magnificent Eight", the team travels to an American town in 1871. There, Stein finds out that the young son of a local British barmaid has consumption. Unwilling to stand by and let him die, he has Gideon synthesize a cure for tuberculosis and gives it to the boy, imploring the mother to destroy what's left after he recovers. The boy gets better and tells Stein his name - [[Creator/HGWells Herbert George Wells]]. Incredulous, Stein confirms that his name is "H.G. Wells". The boy ends up liking this form of his name.
** In "Left Behind", Ray, Sara, and Kendra are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin left behind]] in 1958. Two years later, we're shown Ray teaching a physics class at a university. One of his students, whom he calls "Mr. Gates" mentions his young son "William". Surprised, Ray blurts out, "Your son is Bill Gates?". The student considers it and admits he likes "Bill" more than "William".
** In "Raiders of the Lost Art", the Legends travel to 1967 and discover their missing former captain Rip Hunter directing a thesis sci-fi film based on his adventures through time (although Rip had his mind wiped and thinks he's a film student named Phil Gasmer). His prop master and friend is a bespectacled bearded guy named George. Not much is made of this seemingly bit character, who is freaked out when blaster bolts start flying and decides he doesn't want to be in the film business anymore. The problem? He's goddamned Creator/GeorgeLucas! Now, Lucas is a footnote in history, becoming a pretty good insurance salesman instead. Suddenly, with no more ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' or ''Franchise/StarWars'', Nate and Ray lose their knowledge and abilities, since both of them were inspired by Lucas's films as kids. They manage to get Lucas to change his mind, suddenly regaining what they lost.
* The [[GermanMedia German television series]] ''Löwengrube'' (''Lion Pit'') bases on this, as it tells the history of the Munich middle class Grandauer family from the 1870s to the 1960s, following them through two world wars and the post-war episodes. One of the various examples would be at the dawn of the first world war. In the police station (where the family patriarch works) [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler a certain Austrian artist]] applies for German citizenship because he feels very German. Around the same time, the Grandauer's son (a preteen at that time) is seen being buddies with a short and bespectacled dorky kid from his class, called Himmler, Heinrich.
* In the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "Election Day", a little girl
who tells him the unsuccessful suffragist candidate how inspiring she was is revealed at the end to go to Alaska, mostly to get rid of him.be Agnes Macphail, who would successfully run for parliament in 1921.



* Parodied in one episode of the short-lived ''Series/OliverBeene''. One of Oliver's friends is a young boy named "Bill Gates". TheNarrator (who's Oliver as an adult) points out that it's not ''that'' Bill Gates - this one grew up to work at Radio Shack.



* In the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "Comes the Inquisitor", the Vorlons send a human named Sebastian to act as their Inquisitor. He acts, sounds, and dresses like a late 19th century upper-class Englishman, and claims he was taken by the Vorlons to do their bidding and is kept in suspended animation when he is not needed. He explains at the end that he is indeed a 19th-century Englishman, and that he thought he was chosen for a special destiny, but was wrong. And history was not kind:
-->'''Sebastian:''' Good luck to you in your holy cause, Captain Sheridan. May your choices have better results than mine -- remembered not as a messenger. Remembered not as a reformer, not as a prophet, not as a hero, not even as Sebastian. Remembered only... as [[UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper Jack]].



* Happens from time to time in ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'':
** In the pilot Jimmy (at this point Nucky's driver) is left out while Nucky meets with the crime bosses of Chicago and New York City. While waiting, he has a long conversation with another young driver from Chicago (though born in Brooklyn) during which they discover that they have a lot in common. With the meeting over, they say their names before parting ways, and this Chicago driver's is no other but UsefulNotes/AlCapone.
** In "Home", a teenager meets Chalky White and offers him a business deal. Chalky thinks that this is Nucky's way of testing his loyalty and sends the kid away after taunting him for his young age. The kid reunites then with Lucky Luciano and his business partners, revealing then that he is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meyer_Lansky Meyer Lansky]].
** Averted in the second season with the introduction of "Benny", an odd 15-year old that is a pupil of Lansky. Benny appears for only a couple of episodes and is not until the next season when he shows up more and is also revealed to be a cold-blooded killer. Even then, his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugsy_Siegel full name]] is not stated on screen and is only mentioned in the director's commentary.
** Season 4 has an example with the reveal in mid-scene rather than at the end of it (when ''another'', unrelated twist takes place):
--->'''Supervisor Elliot:''' ...Who are you? Who is this ''child''?\\
'''Interrogator:''' You can address me as Acting Director Hoover.\\
'''Supervisor Elliot:''' "Acting Director" of what?\\
'''Interrogator:''' The [[UsefulNotes/AmericanLawEnforcement Bureau of Investigation]].
** Straight again in the fifth season. After taking a hit in the 1929 Crash, Nucky decides to make up for his loses by switching Republicans for Democrats and [[TheGump convincing these]] to repeal Prohibition. The big fish that shows more interest in his offer? One Irishman from Boston, named Mr. Kennedy.
* Parodied in one episode of the short-lived ''Series/OliverBeene''. One of Oliver's friends is a young boy named "Bill Gates". TheNarrator (who's Oliver as an adult) points out that it's not ''that'' Bill Gates - this one grew up to work at Radio Shack.

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* Happens from time to time in ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'':
** In
''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', "Time's Arrow": Jack the pilot Jimmy (at this point Nucky's driver) is left bellboy turns out while Nucky meets with the crime bosses of Chicago and New York City. While waiting, he has a long conversation with another young driver from Chicago (though born in Brooklyn) during which they discover that they have a lot in common. With the meeting over, they say their names before parting ways, and this Chicago driver's is no other but UsefulNotes/AlCapone.
** In "Home", a teenager meets Chalky White and offers him a business deal. Chalky thinks that this is Nucky's way of testing his loyalty and sends the kid away after taunting him for his young age. The kid reunites then with Lucky Luciano and his business partners, revealing then that he is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meyer_Lansky Meyer Lansky]].
** Averted in the second season with the introduction of "Benny", an odd 15-year old that is a pupil of Lansky. Benny appears for only a couple of episodes and is not until the next season when he shows up more and is also revealed
to be a cold-blooded killer. Even then, his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugsy_Siegel full name]] is not stated on screen and is only mentioned in the director's commentary.
Creator/JackLondon.
** Season 4 has an example with the reveal in mid-scene rather than at the end of it (when ''another'', unrelated twist takes place):
--->'''Supervisor Elliot:''' ...Who are you? Who is this ''child''?\\
'''Interrogator:''' You can address me as Acting Director Hoover.\\
'''Supervisor Elliot:''' "Acting Director" of what?\\
'''Interrogator:''' The [[UsefulNotes/AmericanLawEnforcement Bureau of Investigation]].
** Straight again in the fifth season. After taking a hit in the 1929 Crash, Nucky decides to make up for his loses by switching Republicans for Democrats and [[TheGump convincing these]] to repeal Prohibition. The big fish that shows more interest in his offer? One Irishman from Boston, named Mr. Kennedy.
* Parodied in one episode of the short-lived ''Series/OliverBeene''. One of Oliver's friends is a young boy named "Bill Gates". TheNarrator (who's Oliver as an adult) points out that
Interestingly, it's not ''that'' Bill Gates - this one grew up Creator/MarkTwain who tells him to work at Radio Shack.go to Alaska, mostly to get rid of him.



* ''Series/FridayThe13thTheSeries'': In the TimeTravel episode "The Baron's Bride", Micki and Ryan track down a vampire with the assistance of a 19th-century Irishman named Abraham, revealed at the end to be Creator/BramStoker.
* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'':
** In "The Magnificent Eight", the team travels to an American town in 1871. There, Stein finds out that the young son of a local British barmaid has consumption. Unwilling to stand by and let him die, he has Gideon synthesize a cure for tuberculosis and gives it to the boy, imploring the mother to destroy what's left after he recovers. The boy gets better and tells Stein his name - [[Creator/HGWells Herbert George Wells]]. Incredulous, Stein confirms that his name is "H.G. Wells". The boy ends up liking this form of his name.
** In "Left Behind", Ray, Sara, and Kendra are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin left behind]] in 1958. Two years later, we're shown Ray teaching a physics class at a university. One of his students, whom he calls "Mr. Gates" mentions his young son "William". Surprised, Ray blurts out, "Your son is Bill Gates?". The student considers it and admits he likes "Bill" more than "William".
** In "Raiders of the Lost Art", the Legends travel to 1967 and discover their missing former captain Rip Hunter directing a thesis sci-fi film based on his adventures through time (although Rip had his mind wiped and thinks he's a film student named Phil Gasmer). His prop master and friend is a bespectacled bearded guy named George. Not much is made of this seemingly bit character, who is freaked out when blaster bolts start flying and decides he doesn't want to be in the film business anymore. The problem? He's goddamned Creator/GeorgeLucas! Now, Lucas is a footnote in history, becoming a pretty good insurance salesman instead. Suddenly, with no more ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' or ''Franchise/StarWars'', Nate and Ray lose their knowledge and abilities, since both of them were inspired by Lucas's films as kids. They manage to get Lucas to change his mind, suddenly regaining what they lost.
* In the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "Election Day", a little girl who tells the unsuccessful suffragist candidate how inspiring she was is revealed at the end to be Agnes Macphail, who would successfully run for parliament in 1921.
* The Canadian mystery series ''The Frankie Drake Mysteries'' had an episode where police officer Mary takes part in a radio broadcast used as a cover for a robbery. She bonds with radio tech Huey. At the end of the episode, Huey tells Mary he's gotten a job calling hockey games. He then tells her his real name is Foster Hewitt who would become known as one of the most famous voices in all of Canada.


* In ''Cure the Texas Fever'' by Creator/JTEdson, Waxahachie Smith is aided by a young man calling himself 'Frank Smith'. At the end of the novel, it is revealed that this 'Frank' is an impersonator who has been posing as Frank Smith to allow the real Frank Smith to travel to Texas unhindered. The impersonator's real name? Teddy Roosevelt.

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* In ''Cure the Texas Fever'' by Creator/JTEdson, Waxahachie Smith is aided by a young man calling himself 'Frank Smith'. At the end of the novel, it is revealed that this 'Frank' is an impersonator who has been posing as Frank Smith to allow the real Frank Smith to travel to Texas unhindered. The impersonator's real name? [[UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt Teddy Roosevelt.Roosevelt]].

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* The Canadian mystery series ''The Frankie Drake Mysteries'' had an episode where police officer Mary takes part in a radio broadcast used as a cover for a robbery. She bonds with radio tech Huey. At the end of the episode, Huey tells Mary he's gotten a job calling hockey games. He then tells her his real name is Foster Hewitt who would become known as one of the most famous voices in all of Canada.


-->'''Marilyn''': Blanche, these nice men are going to watch the television with you. This is Neil Armstrong, and this is Buzz Aldrin.\\
'''Blanche''': Are you boys in the space program too?

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-->'''Marilyn''': -->'''Marilyn:''' Blanche, these nice men are going to watch the television with you. This is Neil Armstrong, and this is Buzz Aldrin.\\
'''Blanche''': '''Blanche:''' Are you boys in the space program too?






-->'''Shakespeare''' I got new ideas. Perhaps it is time for me to write about fathers and sons. In memory of my boy, my precious Hamnet. \\

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-->'''Shakespeare''' --->'''Shakespeare:''' I got new ideas. Perhaps it is time for me to write about fathers and sons. In memory of my boy, my precious Hamnet. \\



* In the short-lived show ''Series/TheSecretAdventuresOfJulesVerne'', the protagonists meet a young American boy named Al, deaf in one ear, who makes amazing inventions and is able to reverse-engineer a hovering machine from the future (or the past; not sure about this one). When leaving, he reveals that Al is a shortened form of his middle name - Alva. Yep, that's Thomas Alva Edison.

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* In the short-lived show ''Series/TheSecretAdventuresOfJulesVerne'', the protagonists meet a young American boy named Al, deaf in one ear, who makes amazing inventions and is able to reverse-engineer a hovering machine from the future (or the past; not sure about this one). When leaving, he reveals that Al is a shortened form of his middle name - -- Alva. Yep, that's Thomas Alva Edison.



-->'''Supervisor Elliot''': ...Who are you? Who is this ''child''?
-->'''Interrogator''': You can address me as Acting Director Hoover.
-->'''Supervisor Elliot''': "Acting Director" of what?
-->'''Interrogator''': The [[UsefulNotes/AmericanLawEnforcement Bureau of Investigation]].

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-->'''Supervisor Elliot''': ...--->'''Supervisor Elliot:''' ...Who are you? Who is this ''child''?
-->'''Interrogator''':
''child''?\\
'''Interrogator:'''
You can address me as Acting Director Hoover.
-->'''Supervisor Elliot''':
Hoover.\\
'''Supervisor Elliot:'''
"Acting Director" of what?
-->'''Interrogator''':
what?\\
'''Interrogator:'''
The [[UsefulNotes/AmericanLawEnforcement Bureau of Investigation]].



* The ending of ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' reveals that [[spoiler: the narrator is actually Jane Austen, who had been abducted via time travel by Zinyak and released from stasis by the Boss.]]
* In ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezGunslinger'', the ending reveals that [[spoiler: the teenager who is listening the protagonist's story is a young Eisenhower.]]

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* The ending of ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' reveals that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the narrator is actually Jane Austen, who had been abducted via time travel by Zinyak and released from stasis by the Boss.]]
Boss]].
* In ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezGunslinger'', the ending reveals that [[spoiler: Dwight, the teenager who is listening the protagonist's story story, is a [[spoiler:a young Eisenhower.]]UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower]].


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* ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'' is rife with [[InThePastEveryoneWillBeFamous famous historical persons]], but their identities generally get revealed right away. There are exceptions though:
** In ''The Buckaroo of the Badlands'', Scrooge befriends a [[YoungFutureFamousPeople young]] man who chose to become a cowboy instead of continuing his political career. Scrooge inspires him to go back into politics. The story's last panel reveals this fellow's initials to be [[UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt T. R.]].
** In ''The Vigilante of Pizen Bluff'', Scrooge meets a lot of legends of TheWildWest: Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, P. T. Barnum, and the Daltons. And a Native American who escaped from his reservation and now performs in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. He is in the end revealed to be no other than [[spoiler: Geronimo, the famous Apache leader]]. He ''does'' mention his name well before the reveal, but it is not the name he became famous with, and therefore a GeniusBonus. Scrooge, by the way, recognizes this name immediately.
* In the 1987 Mickey Mouse story ''Topolino e il ritorno al passato'', Mickey and Goofy time travel to 16th century Saint-Rémy where they meet a young boy named Michel who accidentally follows them on their return to the present. Michel, who only [[RhymesOnADime speaks in rhyme]], spends a day in the modern world. Before he is sent back to the past he secretly rips out random pages from history books and hides them in his pants, leaving Mickey and co. to wonder what he'd to with these fragments of knowledge. It turns out that Michel is [[spoiler:Michel de Nostredame - Nostradamus]].
* The 1995 story ''Dai diari delle antenate - Daisy Holmes e lo studio in rosso'' is about Daisy Duck's grand-grand-grandmother who works as a private teacher for a little kid called Artie. Artie's father's bearings (that are in his studio, whose walls are painted red) are stolen, but Daisy and Artie manage to solve the case together. The story ends with a flashforward with a now adult Artie visiting Daisy to show his first book, whose main character [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes shares his last name with her]]. If you didn't get it yet, "Artie" is Creator/ArthurConanDoyle.
* In the 2018 story ''Paperino Paperotto e la biblioteca del mistero'', a young Donald Duck is interested to stories about ghosts inhabiting the town's old library and wants to catch one of them. The story begins with the presentation of a new transfer student, a boy named Allan whose dad haves to move very often forcing him to change multiple schools. He wants to become a movie director, but haves no idea on what kind of movie make. That night, Donald and his friends discover that there is no ghost in the library, but an alien robot that got stranded on Earth and wants to go home. After they help the robot, he erases their memories, making them believe it was only a dream. Next day, Donald tells to Allan his "dream" of [[Film/ETTheExtraterrestrial an alien who wants to go back to his planet]], and he's interested to use it for a film. Then dad comes by to bring him at home, and it's revealed that Allan is his second name: the first is [[Creator/StevenSpielberg Steven]].

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* ''ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics'':
**
''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'' is rife with [[InThePastEveryoneWillBeFamous famous historical persons]], but their identities generally get revealed right away. There are exceptions though:
** *** In ''The Buckaroo of the Badlands'', Scrooge befriends a [[YoungFutureFamousPeople young]] man who chose to become a cowboy instead of continuing his political career. Scrooge inspires him to go back into politics. The story's last panel reveals this fellow's initials to be [[UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt T. R.]].
** *** In ''The Vigilante of Pizen Bluff'', Scrooge meets a lot of legends of TheWildWest: Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, P. T. Barnum, and the Daltons. And a Native American who escaped from his reservation and now performs in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. He is in the end revealed to be no other than [[spoiler: Geronimo, the famous Apache leader]]. He ''does'' mention his name well before the reveal, but it is not the name he became famous with, and therefore a GeniusBonus. Scrooge, by the way, recognizes this name immediately.
* ** And there are at least three Italian stories. In the 1987 Mickey Mouse story ''Topolino e il ritorno al passato'', Mickey and Goofy time travel to 16th century Saint-Rémy where they meet a young boy named Michel who accidentally follows them on their return to the present. Michel, who only [[RhymesOnADime speaks in rhyme]], spends a day in the modern world. Before he is sent back to the past he secretly rips out random pages from history books and hides them in his pants, leaving Mickey and co. to wonder what he'd to with these fragments of knowledge. It turns out that Michel is [[spoiler:Michel de Nostredame - Nostradamus]].
* ** The 1995 story ''Dai diari delle antenate - Daisy Holmes e lo studio in rosso'' is about Daisy Duck's grand-grand-grandmother who works as a private teacher for a little kid called Artie. Artie's father's bearings (that are in his studio, whose walls are painted red) are stolen, but Daisy and Artie manage to solve the case together. The story ends with a flashforward with a now adult Artie visiting Daisy to show his first book, whose main character [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes shares his last name with her]]. If you didn't get it yet, "Artie" is Creator/ArthurConanDoyle.
* ** In the 2018 story ''Paperino Paperotto e la biblioteca del mistero'', a young Donald Duck is interested to stories about ghosts inhabiting the town's old library and wants to catch one of them. one. The story begins with the presentation of a new transfer student, a boy named Allan whose dad haves has to move very often forcing him to change multiple schools. He wants to become a movie director, but haves no idea on doesn't know what kind of movie he should make. That night, Donald and his friends discover that there is no ghost in the library, but an alien robot that got stranded on Earth and wants to go home. After they help the robot, he erases their memories, making them believe it was only a dream. Next day, Donald tells to Allan about his "dream" of [[Film/ETTheExtraterrestrial an alien who wants to go back to his planet]], and he's interested to use it for a film. Then dad comes by to bring him at home, and it's revealed that Allan is his second middle name: the first is [[Creator/StevenSpielberg Steven]].


* The 1995 story ''Dai diari delle antenate - Daisy Holmes e lo studio in rosso'' is about Daisy Duck's grand-grand-grandmother who works as a private teacher for a little kid called Artie. During the story, Daisy manages to solve a crime while caring about Artie. The story ends with a flashforward with a now adult Artie visiting Daisy to show his first book, whose main character [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes shares his last name with her]]. If you didn't get it yet, "Artie" is Creator/ArthurConanDoyle.

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* The 1995 story ''Dai diari delle antenate - Daisy Holmes e lo studio in rosso'' is about Daisy Duck's grand-grand-grandmother who works as a private teacher for a little kid called Artie. During the story, Artie's father's bearings (that are in his studio, whose walls are painted red) are stolen, but Daisy manages and Artie manage to solve a crime while caring about Artie.the case together. The story ends with a flashforward with a now adult Artie visiting Daisy to show his first book, whose main character [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes shares his last name with her]]. If you didn't get it yet, "Artie" is Creator/ArthurConanDoyle.

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* The 1995 story ''Dai diari delle antenate - Daisy Holmes e lo studio in rosso'' is about Daisy Duck's grand-grand-grandmother who works as a private teacher for a little kid called Artie. During the story, Daisy manages to solve a crime while caring about Artie. The story ends with a flashforward with a now adult Artie visiting Daisy to show his first book, whose main character [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes shares his last name with her]]. If you didn't get it yet, "Artie" is Creator/ArthurConanDoyle.
* In the 2018 story ''Paperino Paperotto e la biblioteca del mistero'', a young Donald Duck is interested to stories about ghosts inhabiting the town's old library and wants to catch one of them. The story begins with the presentation of a new transfer student, a boy named Allan whose dad haves to move very often forcing him to change multiple schools. He wants to become a movie director, but haves no idea on what kind of movie make. That night, Donald and his friends discover that there is no ghost in the library, but an alien robot that got stranded on Earth and wants to go home. After they help the robot, he erases their memories, making them believe it was only a dream. Next day, Donald tells to Allan his "dream" of [[Film/ETTheExtraterrestrial an alien who wants to go back to his planet]], and he's interested to use it for a film. Then dad comes by to bring him at home, and it's revealed that Allan is his second name: the first is [[Creator/StevenSpielberg Steven]].


* In ''Series/AlloAllo'', Rene's mother in law discusses how she bought a painting off a dutch man who cut off his ear when she refused to marry him. "I called him Bobby, [[UsefulNotes/VincentVanGogh Vincent]] sounded too poor."

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* In ''Series/AlloAllo'', Rene's mother in law discusses how she bought a painting off a dutch Dutch man who cut off his ear when she refused to marry him. "I called him Bobby, [[UsefulNotes/VincentVanGogh Vincent]] sounded too poor."


* Parodied in ''Film/SupportYourLocalSheriff''; the film ends with the deputy addressing the fourth wall and saying what happened next, ending with "...and then I go on to become one of the most beloved characters in Western folklore.". Then he poses.






* In ''Literature/VampireCity'' a mysterious "God like" Englishman who twice served as a DeusExMachina is revealed in the end to be [[spoiler: Lord Wellington]].

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* In ''Literature/VampireCity'' a mysterious "God like" "God-like" Englishman who twice served as a DeusExMachina is revealed in the end to be [[spoiler: Lord Wellington]].

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