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Basic Trope: X sleeps with Y by pretending to be Z.

  • Straight: Alice beds Bob by impersonating his girlfriend Carol.
  • Exaggerated: Alice impersonates Carol to bed who she thinks is Bob… but it's actually Mystique, impersonating Bob to bed the real Carol…
  • Downplayed: Bob was very drunk, and sleeps with Alice because he thought she was Carol. Alice didn't perpetrate this idea, though.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Alice impersonates Bob's girlfriend Carol… who he's in the middle of a fight with. He refuses to sleep with her because of this—though he might've been willing to sleep with Alice as Alice.
  • Subverted:
    • Alice plans to impersonate Carol to bed Bob, but then changes her mind.
    • Bob actually knew it was Alice the whole time, he just didn't want Carol to think he was cheating on her.
    • It was actually Carol dressed as Alice to roleplay the scenario.
  • Double Subverted: Feeling guilty about this Near-Rape Experience, Alice Drowning My Sorrows… and ends up in bed with who she thinks is Damian, but is really Eric…
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  • Parodied: Alice uses a Paper-Thin Disguise.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • No one has sex.
    • People do have sex, but honestly.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "This is like that Shakespeare play!"
  • Invoked: Damian seeks to break up Bob and Carol because he wants Carol for himself. While Carol is out of town Damian takes Alice—who looks passably like Carol—to a party he expects Bob to be at and tries to hook them up.
  • Exploited: Bob uses the event to get his Psycho Ex-Girlfriend arrested.
  • Defied: Bob is Properly Paranoid of his Psycho Ex-Girlfriend, and only has sex with the lights on.
  • Discussed: "Alice, you look a lot like Carol anyways, and if you wore her perfume and he was drunk…"
    "No. I'm not doing that."
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Bob is deeply traumatized by the experience.

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