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* ''Series/LogansRun'': In "Stargate", the aliens have a machine that allows them to assume the appearance of a given person. Everyone in the community except for Timon was subjected to it and died as a result. The early stage of the process was used on Logan and Jessica but they managed to kill their partially formed duplicates before it was completed.


* In ''FanFic/RWBYEpicOfRemnant'', Ivan the Terrible's Noble Phantasm spawns Oprichniki, a sort of false soldier serving as his SecretPolice. When they attack a White Fang mining operation, the defender is stunned in horror, thinking the Grimm have learned to imitate human forms and use of weaponry, especially as they dissolve into darkness and attack in similar ways.

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* In ''FanFic/RWBYEpicOfRemnant'', Ivan the Terrible's Noble Phantasm spawns Oprichniki, a sort of false soldier serving as his SecretPolice. When they attack a White Fang mining operation, the defender Bay Lupin is stunned in horror, thinking [[EntertaininglyWrong thinking]] the Grimm have learned to imitate human forms and use of weaponry, especially as they dissolve into darkness when killed and attack in similar ways.

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* In ''FanFic/RWBYEpicOfRemnant'', Ivan the Terrible's Noble Phantasm spawns Oprichniki, a sort of false soldier serving as his SecretPolice. When they attack a White Fang mining operation, the defender is stunned in horror, thinking the Grimm have learned to imitate human forms and use of weaponry, especially as they dissolve into darkness and attack in similar ways.

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* The titular beings in ''Film/StrangeInvaders'' operate in this fashion, concealing their monstrous forms under a human-looking outer covering. They are even able to birth [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Human Hybrids]] while in this form. Unfortunately, as the decades pass the aliens don't bother keeping up with changing human language and culture, making them very conspicuous and odd despite their camouflaged appearance.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}' Pretenders'' line of toys involved transformers who were able to turn into androids by way of an exoskeleton. This locked down their signature TransformingMecha abilities, however, turning people off.
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* Malicious Durlans have used their shapeshifting abilities to infiltrate human society, as they did in ''Comicbook/{{Invasion}}''. Luckily for the DCU most Durlans are very against the idea of leaving Durla, meaning large scale invasions by the shape-shiftering aliens are not a major concern.

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* ''Series/FirstWave'': While we have no idea what the Gua normally look like (a DVD box cover gives then a [[TheGreys Grey]]-like appearance), they use genetic engineering to grow Gua/human hybrid bodies called husks, into which they then download the minds of Gua individuals. It's implied that the Gua are naturally much stronger than humans.


* The formless JAM in ''Franchise/SentouYouseiYukikaze''. In the anime, they start by copying Earth's technology (namely weapons and aircraft) before later moving onto human beings themselves. As it turns out, this is how [[spoiler:the JAM see Rei and Yukikaze]].

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* The formless JAM in ''Franchise/SentouYouseiYukikaze''.''Literature/SentouYouseiYukikaze''. In the anime, they start by copying Earth's technology (namely weapons and aircraft) before later moving onto human beings themselves. As it turns out, this is how [[spoiler:the JAM see Rei and Yukikaze]].



* Inverted in ''Film/District9'', when the young alien remarks that [[spoiler:Wikus, in the process of transforming into an alien]], "looks the same" as him. Also a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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* Inverted in ''Film/District9'', when the young alien remarks that [[spoiler:Wikus, in the process of transforming into an alien]], "looks the same" as him. Also a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.


* In ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', the Institute having reached a point in its work on autonomous androids that their current Generation Three Synths are functionally human, to the point the only way you can tell if someone is a Synth is to kill them.

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* In ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', the Institute having has reached a point in its work on autonomous androids that their current Generation Three Synths are functionally human, to the point the only way you can tell if someone is a Synth is to kill them.

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* In ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', the Institute having reached a point in its work on autonomous androids that their current Generation Three Synths are functionally human, to the point the only way you can tell if someone is a Synth is to kill them.


Which is what they just figured out: they look like us now.

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Which is what they just figured out: [[TitleDrop they look like us now.
now.]]


->'''Kyle Reese''': The 600 series had rubber skin. We spotted them easy, but these are new. They look human... sweat, bad breath, everything. Very hard to spot. I had to wait till he moved on you before I could zero him.\\
'''Sarah Connor''': Look... I am not stupid, you know. They cannot make things like that yet.\\
'''Kyle Reese''': Not yet. Not for about 40 years.

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->'''Kyle Reese''': Reese:''' The 600 series had rubber skin. We spotted them easy, but these are new. They look human... sweat, bad breath, everything. Very hard to spot. I had to wait till he moved on you before I could zero him.\\
'''Sarah Connor''': Connor:''' Look... I am not stupid, you know. They cannot make things like that yet.\\
'''Kyle Reese''': Reese:''' Not yet. Not for about 40 years.

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* A comedy sketch on ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' depicts a Replidroid (robots out to destroy all human life) named "Colin". They are considered to be indistinguishable from humans. Despite Colin saying "Does not compute", "Must eat electric" and "Must destroy humans, putting oil on his food rather than gravy, and being obviously made of metal, the crew are completely oblivious.


Expect small groups to [[ParanoiaFuel tear each other apart over mutual accusations of alien-ness]]... just what TheMole wants. For a measure of {{irony}}, the aliens infiltrating humanity to rip it apart from the inside may discover that HumanityIsInfectious... and not in a ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' sense.

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Expect small groups to [[ParanoiaFuel [[WitchHunt tear each other apart over mutual accusations of alien-ness]]... just what TheMole wants. For a measure of {{irony}}, the aliens infiltrating humanity to rip it apart from the inside may discover that HumanityIsInfectious... and not in a ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' sense.

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