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** Also subverted [[https://notalwaysright.com/an-eye-for-an-eyepatch/21867 here]] when a customer assumes an employee is wearing an eye patch as a fashion statement and finds out the hard way that it isn't when she forcefully removes it.

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** Also subverted [[https://notalwaysright.com/an-eye-for-an-eyepatch/21867 [[https://web.archive.org/web/20170709145831/https://notalwaysright.com/an-eye-for-an-eyepatch/74552/ here]] when a customer assumes an employee is wearing an eye patch as a fashion statement and finds out the hard way that it isn't when she forcefully removes it.

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** Possibly unintentional example during Creator/MarkWaid's run: Daredevil assumes his EvilCounterpart Ikari has the same disability as him because of having the same super-senses. Ikari ends the illusion when he suggests Daredevil should grab a ''red'' bat to use as a weapon. At which point Daredevil realises [[CurbStompBattle he's screwed]].

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* ''Literature/CanYouSpareAQuarter'': Graham's lawyer pretends that Jamie is blind in order to allow him to bring the dog Cindy into the meeting with the Department of Child Welfare.

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* In early issues of ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'', Karla Sofen, [=AKA=] the supervillain Moonstone, deliberately avoided using her ability to phase through solid objects in her new heroic identity of Meteorite, as this would limit the risk of people comparing Meteorite to Moonstone and could be a useful means of taking her enemies off-guard with an unexpected power.


A particular form occurs in CrimeAndPunishmentSeries where one suspect will be obviously be ruled out because they are in a wheelchair and physically incapable of committing the crime. However, at TheSummation, the detective announces that the criminal is in fact the paraplegic. This is then followed by the supposed paraplegic getting up and attempting to run. Another variant, commonly used in {{Courtroom Episode}}s, involves an AmbulanceChaser lawyer persuading his client to feign injury such as whiplash in order to win a FrivolousLawsuit settlement. Or the "{{Flopsy}}", where the "victim" allows himself to get hit by a car, and does a gruesome-looking but harmless tumble.

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A particular form occurs in CrimeAndPunishmentSeries where one suspect will be obviously be ruled out because they are in a wheelchair and physically incapable of committing the crime. However, at TheSummation, the detective announces that the criminal is in fact the paraplegic. This is then followed by the supposed paraplegic getting up and attempting to run. Another variant, commonly used in {{Courtroom Episode}}s, involves an AmbulanceChaser lawyer persuading his client to feign injury such as whiplash in order to win a FrivolousLawsuit settlement. Or the "{{Flopsy}}", StagedPedestrianAccident, where the "victim" allows himself to get hit by a car, and does a gruesome-looking but harmless tumble.

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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in Emi's route of ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo''. She absolutely refuses to be seen in a wheelchair despite her disability, and will painstakingly wear her legs if she has to step outside.
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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' and ''ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'' character Lori Lemaris used a wheelchair with a blanket on her lap to hide the fact that she's actually a {{mermaid}}.

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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' and ''ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'' character Lori Lemaris used a wheelchair with a blanket on her lap to hide the fact that she's actually a {{mermaid}}.[[OurMermaidsAreDifferent mermaid]].


* Many businesses have a "no pets allowed except for service animals" rule. Some folks will lie that their dog is a service dog that they need for a made-up disability in order to slip their dog into the establishment. In some countries, confirming whether a dog really is a service animal can be difficult for employees due to disability laws that skew heavily in favor of the customer; it's not unheard of for a business to get sued because they so much as asked to see a certificate or other evidence.

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* Many businesses have a "no pets allowed except for service animals" rule. Some folks will lie that their dog is a service dog that they need for a made-up disability in order to slip their non-service dog into the establishment. In some countries, confirming whether a dog really is a service animal can be difficult for employees due to disability laws that skew heavily in favor of the customer; it's not unheard of for a business to get sued because they so much as asked to see a certificate or other evidence.

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* Many businesses have a "no pets allowed except for service animals" rule. Some folks will lie that their dog is a service dog that they need for a made-up disability in order to slip their dog into the establishment. In some countries, confirming whether a dog really is a service animal can be difficult for employees due to disability laws that skew heavily in favor of the customer; it's not unheard of for a business to get sued because they so much as asked to see a certificate or other evidence.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Erma}}'': The {{Tengu}} MonsterLord Osamu looks like a heavily stooped old man who walks with a {{cane|Fu}}. In his [[https://tapas.io/episode/1463192 first appearance]], however, he effortlessly massacres a group of youkai, then settles back into his hunched posture and shuffles on. Judging by the [[TheDreaded terror]] he inspires in his subjects, they're aware of the ruse.


* Joseph Joestar during ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'' seems like age has caught up to him, but it's implied at a few points that he's only acting senile to get his wife off his case about [[spoiler: Josuke being conceived in an affair]].

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* Joseph Joestar during ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'' ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'' seems like age has caught up to him, but it's implied at a few points that he's only acting senile to get his wife off his case about [[spoiler: Josuke being conceived in an affair]].


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* Miko from ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' ends up breaking her arm after protecting Ishigami when he falls down the stairs, and he ends having to look after her while her arm heals. During a shipping war between the characters who ship Ishgigami/Tsubame and Ishigami/Miko, Onodera (who is on team Ishigami/Miko) reveals that she actually kept the cast on two weeks longer than necessary and cites it as evidence that she likes him and was using it as an excuse to keep him around her at all times.

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* In an issue of ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', a hostage shouts, "Don't shoot me! I have diabetes!"

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* In ''Fanfic/TrollCops'', the Nefarious and Notorious Mr Pupa uses his wheelchair to lull his enemies into a false sense of security before making a getaway on his robotic legs. In a twist on the trope, his disability used to be genuine, before the secret operation that gave him the aforementioned robotic legs.


* Rachel from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' was supposedly paraplegic after Ho stabbed her in the back and Yu Hansung prevented any treatment to stop Bam from climbing the tower. Then she stands up and pushes Bam down the "The Wineglass", the lake their test takes place in. This is only the beginning of the WhamEpisode.

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* Rachel from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' was supposedly paraplegic after Ho Hoh stabbed her in the back and Yu Hansung prevented any treatment to stop Bam from climbing the tower. Then she stands up and pushes Bam down the "The Wineglass", the lake their test takes place in. This is only the beginning of the WhamEpisode.

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