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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_3'); })The ploy of taking over a dead person's identity.
This can be for any number of reasons. Perhaps the character was a drifter, with no identity of their own worth speaking of and enticed by the possibility of assuming the role of their recently deceased acquaintance. They may have promised to protect the person's loved ones, want to escape their old life, or less heroically intend to con their new "family" out of money. If anyone questions their changed appearance, accent, or other details, there's often a Conveniently Unverifiable Cover Story they can use to explain it away.
Usually the impostor will end up Becoming the Mask, falling in love with the life that isn't his, and be exposed. Happily, though, he will regain the trust he lost by some act of heroism, and remain among his new loved ones. Whether it's with his own or the new name varies.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_2'); })More maliciously, a villain will do this after they kill the other person. A common occurrence in murder mysteries is for the killer to do this in order to throw off the time of death and give themselves an alibi. Having such an impersonation can create Dramatic Irony if the audience is aware of the ploy, or a plot twist if they are not.
Occasionally the impostor will be played sympathetically, in which case they may be forced to assume the dead person's identity to escape death themselves. Or, in a subversion, they could have been misidentified after a mass-casualty incident, and refrained from pointing out the mistake due to fear of prosecution, sympathy for the dead person's loved ones (who believe the deceased "miraculously survived!"), or even amnesia.
Related to My Sibling Will Live Through Me. Compare The Mole, Rags to Royalty, The Real Remington Steele, Prince and Pauper.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_1'); })Contrast Lost in Character, where a professional actor takes on a role and forgets their original self. If you don't just take the other person's identity, but also their appearance, it's Replicant Snatching. If it's a temporary thing, a sort of masquerade where characters pretend the dead one is alive, it's an Of Corpse He's Alive situation, or the El Cid Ploy. If you're a time traveler, and are doing this so history stays on track, it's You Will Be Beethoven. If you're literally impersonating a dead person, that's Playing Possum.
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In Sherlock episode "His Last Vow", the real Mary Morstan was stillborn and buried decades ago. The woman who John married took her identity to escape her old life as a trained assassin. Leads to Becoming the Mask with forgiveness and acceptance from John.
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In Worm, Pretender, a body snatcher, does this with Alexandria's brain-dead, invulnerable body, in order to fight against the Endbringers.
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In two episodes of Law & Order: SVU:
One episode involved a woman whose twin sister had been found murdered. It turned out that both girls were Romanian mail-order brides, and the one they thought had been murdered had divorced her husband. The living woman then turned out to have assumed her sister's identity after the murder because she needed to hide from the human traffickers that killed her sister thinking it was her and she was trying to buy freedom for another sister, who had also been put aside by her husband and then forced into prostitution. The husband is understandably disgusted when he learns that the woman he shared a bed with and helped raise his daughter for three years was an impostor, despite her claims that she did love him and hid the truth to protect him.
In another episode, a girl reunites with her family after being missing for several years and was thought to be dead, but the detectives discover the girl is an impostor because her tattoo doesn't match. The missing girl's older sister believes the impostor had something to do with the girl's disappearance and might know if she's alive or dead. The trope is subverted, then played straight. The impostor never met the missing girl, but saw her photo on a website, realized they looked alike and tried to gain entry to her family to escape her father, who kept her in sexual captivity after lying about her mother being dead. After her father is arrested and she's reunited with her mother, the impostor girl felt the need to go back to the missing girl's family to tell them something... that the girl's other sister murdered her all those years ago. The other sister secretly threatened that she'd end up like the real girl. Even worse, their mother found out a few years after it happened but never said anything because she didn't want to lose another child.
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In Sunrider, the real Arcadius has been dead for years. The Prototype Alice Ashada took up his name after he died, a deception made easier by the fact that Arcadius always wore a mask and used a voice changer to conceal his identity. While many other Prototypes have worn the mask of Arcadius since then, Alice considers herself the only real successor to Arcadius. Some of PACT’s higher-ups are aware of the deception and keep quiet about it, until Fontana exposes “Arcadius’s” secret to the galaxy at the end of the first game.
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On an episode of The Pretender, Jarod tries to help a man who collapsed in his room. He dies and Jarod discovers the man was a hitman. Jarod borrows his identity for a while in order to help the people he was hired to kill.
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The plot of the otome game Shall We Date?: Ninja Shadow is kickstarted when a verty girly-looking ninja chieftain is murdered. His twin younger sister, the Player Character, decides to invoke the trope and disguise herself as him because he was about to join a Vigilante Man group to get support for their village, plus she wants to get revenge against the murderer.
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Detective Conan has several cases:
Decades before the series took place a Japanese man named Yoshifusa Yabuchi went to live in Brazil, married a black Brazilian lady and became both friends and associates with Dickson Tanaka, a half-Japanese/half-Brazilian man. When Yoshifusa and his wife died, leaving a young son named Carlos behind, Dickson found out that Yoshifusa's older brother Yoshichika (the patriarch of a very rich family) had also perished in Japan just after learning of Yoshifusa's death. Realizing that the remaining Yabuchis were a Big, Screwed-Up Family, Dickson decided to make sure that his sort-of adoptive son Carlos wouldn't be cheated out of his dad's share of the massive inheritance; knowing that Yoshichika's relatives wouldn't remember how Yoshifusa looked like since they were extremely young when they left, Dickson took up Yoshifusa's identity and made Carlos pass as his bodyguard, so he could observe the family closer and keep Carlos safe. His gambit worked, but at a very high price: Yoshichika's greedy Smug Snake of widow, Machiko, tried to kill Dickson in the bath and, being a skilled martial artist, he killed her in self-defense.
In an early case, a man killed his best friend to get his insurance money. Then he hid the friend's corpse and hired an actor to impersonate said friend. THEN, he hired Kogoro for the apparently easy work of following the actor around, tricking him into believing said actor was the friend... so when the body was found some days later, Kogoro became the provider of the "murderous best friend"'s alibi, much to his anger. Fortunately, Conan managed to find the mistakes within said plan (like the actor being a southpaw whereas the dead man wasn't) and reveal the tricks used.
Much later, an Office Lady strangled her best friend to death after a huge fight. She created an alibi for herself by putting on the dead girl's Elegant Gothic Lolita dress plus a wig, then walking around in such an ensemble while "calling" the victim to her cellphone, and then returning to the crime scene to re-dress the corpse. Conan also found out the flaws in said plan and unmasked her.
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In Blood Bank, the protagonist is introduced as One—part of the number-name system imposed on many humans who work for the vampire overlords. It isn't until much later that the reader finds out the original One died of plague as a child, and the protagonist assumed his identity to hide from powerful forces who wanted him dead.
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Dragon Age
In rare cases, Spirits that are particularly impressed by a certain person are capable of taking on that person's appearance and memories after he or she dies. In most cases, the Spirit appears as an incorporeal ghost, a shadow of the person they are impersonating. In extremely rare circumstances, the person's impression on the Spirit is so strong that the Spirit can take that person's physical form and pick up where they left off. The most prominent example of this is Cole, a Spirit of Compassion who impersonates a young mage that he was unable to save. This tendency of Spirits was eventually used to explain the infamous issue of party member Leliana appearing in every game in the series even if the player killed her in the first installment: a spirit empowered by the lyrium surrounding the Urn of Sacred Ashes broke through the Veil and took Leliana's form.
In Dragon Age: Inquisition, fugitive Thom Rainier had been pretending to be Warden-Constable Blackwall for almost four years by the time you meet him. Rainier was a Orlesian army captain who took a bribe to assassinate an ally of Empress Celene. When he and his showed up to do the job, Rainier told his men to leave no survivors, unaware that the target's family was there as well. Rainier abandoned his men and went into hiding, where he eventually met the real Blackwall, who recruited Rainer to the Grey Wardens. Before Rainier could perform his Joining, however, the real Blackwall died fighting darkspawn. Since Rainier had no proof (as far as he knew) that he didn't just kill Blackwall, he assumed his identity and went into hiding again.
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In the early Captain Marvel stories, Mar-Vell posed as Walter Lawson, a military scientist who had accidentally been killed by the treacherous Yon-Rogg. The deception was aided by the fact that the real Lawson was a recluse, meaning that few people had ever met him in person or seen his face.
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Torg from Sluggy Freelance, employs this in a 2010 arc in which a group of supervillains assemble on an island to buy some kind of superweapon. Crushestro kills another villain called the Time Czar in front of all of them, and later on Torg disguises himself as him. Leading to this statement:
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At the end of the film The Double, it's implied that Simon is going to assume his double James' identity.
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Seven Days A Skeptic: The protagonist hijacks an early victim's identity.
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Ten Soon from Mistborn. Played with in that the person he was impersonating was another shapeshifter.
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Part of season 5 of Arrow sees Laurel's Evil Counterpart from Earth-2 pulling this on her.
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On Bones, Temperance's parents did this (or at least her father did; it's never mentioned whether her mother did this or simply changed her name) when she was a baby, in order to hide their family from the group of criminals they used to commit robberies with. In the episode this is revealed, it's even mentioned specifically that the most common way of creating a new identity is to take over the identity of a dead person who was born the same year as yourself. Temperance's father Max assumed the identity of a Matthew Brennan who died as a baby.
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In Haven, Arla Cogan the Bolt-Gun Killer has the ability of impersonate others by wearing their skins as a Trouble. The killer uses a bolt gun in order to preserve the victims' skins to be worn later.
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In an episode of Lewis, a rock'n'roll star who was thought to have committed suicide, but whose body was never found appears to have come Back from the Dead. Her old bandmates (and Lewis, who used to be a big fan) are overjoyed. As it turns out, however, the star in question really was dead all along, and the woman who showed up was actually her sister.
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An interesting variation shows up in the Castle episode, "A Dance With Death": Odette, Upper-Class Twit, meets an indigent lookalike while on court mandated community service and hires her to do all her dirty work (mostly further court sentences). Nobody knows they're actually two people. Odette dies in a freak train accident. Her doppleganger takes over her life and all her cash, cause why the heck not?
It turns out, this was the reason for her murder: The real Odette had conspired to kill her grandfather for her inheritance with her financial manager. When he ranted on it to the lookalike, her shock made him realize she wasn't the real Odette and he killed her both to keep it quiet and his outrage that a "dirty stripper" took over the life of a woman he'd secretly lusted after.
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Happened in an episode of White Collar. Neal accidentally goes undercover as a hit man, and in the end it turns out that the guy who hired the hit in the first place did it to prevent people finding out that the man he's pretending to be is really the man he killed over twenty years ago.
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Happens with Principal Skinner in The Simpsons, who is actually Armin Tamzarian. In the episode "The Principal and the Pauper", "Skinner" is revealed to be an old war buddy of the real Sergeant Seymour Skinner (voiced by Martin Sheen, which is funny because he was in Apocalypse Now), and assumed the sergeant's identity to keep Skinner's mother Agnes from being alone after her real son was thought to have died in the war. When the real Skinner moves in, people start missing the "old" Skinner (even his mother, who preferred the easily domineered Armin over the naturally independent Seymour), culminating in Seymour being driven out of town and a judge giving Armin Skinner's identity. And it never comes up again.
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In Dominic Deegan, Dominic's older brother Jacob makes his dramatic first appearance through this trope on poor Vilrath. Apparently a magic glyph tattooed on one's skin continues working even if someone else is wearing it! Thankfully it is later confirmed that Vilrath was in fact dead and the necromancer wasn't manipulating a still-living skinsuit. Squick.
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The Chameleon impersonates Norman Osborn in Goblin's Revenge in order to avenge Kraven the Hunter's suicide.
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Iosefka from Bloodborne is a Choir Doctor who infuses the Old Blood of the Great One onto her test subjects, she murdered the real Iosefka and turned her into a Celestial Mob shortly after you arrived Cathedral Ward. The Imposter Doctor's name is in fact unknown, not even mentioned in the credit whatsoever.
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For the malicious version, in The Talented Mr. Ripley, he kills his friend and takes his identity for a while.
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Sylar from Heroes did this after killing Zane Taylor, and a couple of other times.
This common tactic is turned against him at the end of season three when after killing Nathan Petrelli and taking his form, Sylar is brainwashed by Matt Parkman into thinking he actually is Nathan Petrelli.
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Hunter: The episode "Fire Man" features a pyromaniac former Vietnam War soldier who, in order to hide his arsonous activities from the cops, poses as one of his deceased buddies because they looked so similar.
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In the fifth season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003), it is revealed that Oroku Saki, the Shredder, had taken both identities from a man-turned-demon in ancient Japan.
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Naruto:
In Part I, Orochimaru stole the former Kazekage's identity. And skin.
In the Land of Birds arc the daimyo Sagi is revealed to have died some time prior. His twin sister Toki faked her own death and assumed Sagi's identity in an attempt to hunt down his killers.
Uchiha Madara is revealed to have been Dead All Along, meaning Tobi was impersonating him. The trope becomes somewhat tangled when it's revealed Tobi was Madara's chosen successor and is himself the assumed-dead Obito.
In the anime, it's implied that Obito imitated Madara's voice as part of the impersonation, as when the real Madara joins the fray (resurrected as a zombie), Tobi's voice switches back to the one he'd used earlier in the series, albeit with a much more serious tone.
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The Outer Limits (1995):
In "In Another Life", the project manager Mason Stark impersonates his Alternate Universe counterpart, the Eigenphase Industries CEO Mason, after he is killed.
In "Skin Deep", Sid Camden impersonates Chad Warner using a Holographic Disguise after killing him.
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Once on NCIS: Los Angeles, Callen briefly assumes the identity of a recently-killed federal agent to distract the cartel leader who wanted him dead, allowing the rest of the team to take him out.
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The Sweet Valley books used this several times. One example is the Sweet Valley University book Very Bad Things. A young stalker's victim takes out a restraining order against her and transfers to Sweet Valley to escape her, so she has surgery to look like a girl from their old school (who died), assumes the dead girl's identity, and follows the guy to Sweet Valley.
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In Asura Cryin', 1stWorld!Tomoharu Natsume impersonate Naotaka Natsume, his older brother who died overseas, so he can at least have legal identity documents and way to further his goals. He actually wants to kill and impersonate 2ndWorld!Tomoharu Natsume. Instead he finds 2nd!Tomo dead, so 1st!Tomo became demon because some dimension-travelling rule (he can't kill 2nd!Tomo to take over 2nd!Tomo's place), and 1st!Tomo has no choice but resurrect 2nd!Tomo to further help his goal.
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In the first (chronologically speaking) Drizzt Do'Urden novel, Alton DeVir disfigures himself to assume the identity of the very recently deceased (And horrifically maimed) master wizard known as the Faceless One after his family is murdered. After twenty years under this alias, he starts to wonder if at some point some student of his will kill him and take his place, leaving an endless succession of Faceless Ones at the academy, with nobody noticing (Or, given drow tendencies, caring).
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Mad Men: This is the defining characteristic of Don Draper, the main character. Born Dick Whitman, his mother was a prostitute who died during birth and left his upbringing to his father and stepmother. He ran away to join the army, and was with a Lt. Donald Draper in the Korean War when the latter died. Immediately upon Draper's death, Whitman switched their dog tags, and assumed Donald Draper's identity (15 years as of the series' latest season).
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Used in Medium where the impersonator has been using the dead man's secret, unpublished memoir to convince the dead man's wife that he's the dead man's spirit in a new body. It backfires when the impersonator doesn't "remember" "his" affair with his sister-in-law, which he obviously couldn't put into writing.
This might be a Take That! to Ghost Whisperer's Jim/Sam arc, where the ghost of Melinda's husband Jim takes over the body of a guy named Sam and gets a nasty case of double-amnesia, with his body's medical history saying he's this person while his heart says he's another He (Jim) gets better.
Also, there was a plot where a man murders his female relative, but nobody realises that she is dead because his mistress has plastic surgery to make her look exactly like the dead woman. The makers of the show liked this plot so much they used it TWICE! (s3e12 and s5e9). And, the second time, the mistress impersonates the murderer's SISTER!
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One episode of the remake of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) took the murder mystery variant to ridiculous extremes. The detectives never actually met any of the victims, because the killer pulled off three simultaneous Dead Person Impersonations.
The original series had a man show up claiming to be Marty's spirit in another man's body... except since the real Marty's spirit is still hanging around haunting Jeff, Jeff knows right away he's a fake.
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In Star Trek: Discovery, this happens when the titular ship ends up in the Mirror Universe. In order to survive and find their way back, many officers, plus the ship herself, have to pretend to be their Evil Doppelgangers. While they don't really know the fate of the ISS Discovery and her crew at the time, they eventually discover that she was destroyed by Prime!Klingons not long after the ships switched places, so the trope still applies. In the case of Lorca, his double is listed as MIA, so it's easy enough to pretend to be the same one (in a twist, he actually ends up being Mirror!Lorca all along). After the Discovery gets back to the Prime universe, Emperor Philippa Georgiou convinces Admiral Cornwell and Sarek to allow her to take the place of her deceased counterpart in order to help them take out Qo'noS, with the Admiral declaring that "Captain Georgiou" was mistakenly listed as KIA and was, in fact, captured by the enemy.
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In The Terror, Stefan accidentally killed the Baron on the night when the Baron caught Eric and Ilsa together. Eric adopted the Baron's identity and locked himself away in the castle for 20 years, eventually Becoming the Mask.
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Highlander uses this like the film. Even Duncan-the baby born Duncan Macleod died at birth, and Duncan was found at the same time. The nurse believed he was a changeling, but Ian and Mary raised him anyway.
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In Rondo of Swords, a prince is killed in the first chapter, and he requests that his Body Double (the main character) assume his identity, protect his sister, and save the kingdom. Depending on the path you take, the protagonist is either exposed and gains a new identity of his own or assumes the prince's life permanently.
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In Diamonds Are Forever, Bond is already impersonating smuggler, Peter Franks, but Franks escapes custody. In order to preserve his cover, Bond kills Franks and plants his own ID on him giving him cred as the guy who killed James Bond. Being a Bond film, it doesn't last as the Big Bad turns out to be Bloefeld who knows who Bond is.
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In Dragon Age: Inquisition, fugitive Thom Rainier had been pretending to be Warden-Constable Blackwall for almost four years by the time you meet him. Rainier was a Orlesian army captain who took a bribe to assassinate an ally of Empress Celene. When he and his showed up to do the job, Rainier told his men to leave no survivors, unaware that the target's family was there as well. Rainier abandoned his men and went into hiding, where he eventually met the real Blackwall, who recruited Rainer to the Grey Wardens. Before Rainier could perform his Joining, however, the real Blackwall died fighting darkspawn. Since Rainier had no proof (as far as he knew) that he didn't just kill Blackwall, he assumed his identity and went into hiding again.
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One of the characters in Dread Empire's Fall, Lady Caroline Sula took over the identity of the real person whose name she's using, and does a lot better with it than the original would have ever done.
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An episode of Red Cap had an army officer revealed as taking the identity of a dead childhood friend. The friend had committed suicide after being bullied by a teacher; he'd murdered the teacher in retaliation and been sentenced to juvenile court. On his release the father of the deceased helped him use his son's identity to join the British army, which as a convicted criminal he would normally be unable to join.
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The basic premise of Ringer, in which a woman takes the place of her dead twin. Except her twin isn't dead...
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Rick and Morty provides a very dark example. After accidentally spreading a virus over the world that turns everyone into a Blob Monster, Rick and Morty travel to an alternate universe where they did succeed in curing the virus but died moments after their success. Rick considers this their best option and buries their alternate selves in the backyard, leaving Morty traumatized.
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In Gift From The Princess Who Brought Sleep in the Evillious Chronicles, this ends up being something of a recurring plot point. About two-thirds of the way through the novel it's revealed that Hanne is Elluka in disguise, with the real Hanne having died years before. Same for Heidamarie, who is really Gumillia. At the end the audience finds out that Margarita Blankenheim died in childbirth and the one we've seen the whole time is Eve in a small doll using magic to trick people (even herself). In the tie-in short story that purchasing the book online gets you, it's also revealed that Bruno was killed by Caspar's real father, Kaidor Blankenheim, who then took his place.
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In the Father Brown short story "The Chief Mourner of Marne", Maurice Mair faked his death in a duel with his brother James, shot James as he was leaning over the "body", and spent the rest of his life pretending that he was James, and using the idea he was a grief-stricken recluse to avoid any of James's old friends.
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Yuno Gasai in Future Diary. The original Yuno is the third corpse in her house, which was revealed by Akise after he DNA-tested it with her umbilical cord that her orphanage held onto. Somewhat subverted, because it actually turns out that she is Yuno. She is actually the Yuno from an Alternate Universe; as in this universe, she and her world's Yuki were the last two left in the game and decided on a Suicide Pact. Things went wrong and Yuno survived, leaving her as winner of the game and the new God of Time and Space; since she couldn't resurrect her world's Yuki, she instead used her powers to create this universe, killed this world's version of herself and took her place in the game, in order to be with Yuki once again. So Yuno has been, in a sense, impersonating herself.
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This is the premise of Houseguest. Sinbad is on the run from the mob and finds Phil Hartman and his family waiting to pick up his childhood friend, so Sinbad impersonates the friend and goes with them. When he's caught, it fortunately turns out that the friend grew up to be a jerk.
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False Face attempts to do this to Lady Blackhawk in order to infiltrate the Birds of Prey, but ends up having her ass kicked by her would-be victim by the end of the issue.
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Supernatural has used this a few times.
Demons like to steal the identity of whatever body they're currently wearing. In the episode The Magnificent Seven, one of the Sins possesses the body of a hunter they just killed in order to taunt his wife. The fact that everyone knew it was an act appeared irrelevant.
Played straight with Adam Milligan, who dies before he's even introduced. Killed and then impersonated by a shape-shifting ghoul, the goal was to get revenge on Adam's father, John Winchester. After discovering that John's been dead for years, the ghoul decides that Sam and Dean will make worthwhile substitutes.
It is unclear whether the Leviathans replaced or just possessed their first human hosts, but they are shape-shifters and (just like any other shapeshifter on this show,) they need some DNA to base a new body off of. The most popular way for a Levi to get it? Eat the victim, take on their identity, continue as normal.
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On King of the Hill, Dale often uses the name Rusty Shackleford as an alias, claiming it was the name of a dead kid. Turns out the real Rusty Shackleford is very much alive, and wants Dale to stop using his name.
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In Season 1 of 24, Alan York, father of Kim Bauer's best friend Janet, accompanied Teri Bauer to search for Kim and Janet. When Janet ends up in the hospital, Alan goes in to see if she's up to answering questions. However when Janet wakes up, she does not recognize the man. Revealed as an impostor, he murders Janet and takes Teri to "an address Janet gave him." The corpse found in the previous episode is identified as the real Alan York, obviously murdered by the terrorists, possibly including the imposter, whose name was really Kevin Carroll. All of this reveals that Teri was to be kidnapped with Kim.
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Used in The Kindaichi Case Files. A girl who became a drug addict and murdered (in self defense) the man who got her hooked nearly commits suicide off of a cliff, only to discover that another girl jumped not long before her and left her purse behind which contained the deceased girl's identification. The former-drug addict girl used the identification and plastic surgery to start a new life as a police officer.
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X-Wing: The Phantom Affair has a character modify a Ghost Jedi hologram to resemble and speak with the voice of a dead revolutionary. This makes the apparently dull-witted Wookie who owed a life-debt to the revolutionary immediately do anything the holo said.
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In the Discworld novel Night Watch, a confused Commander Vimes who has been thrown back in time uses the name of his old sergeant without thinking. Only later does he learn that the real Sergeant Keel is dead, and he's going to have to keep on being Keel to maintain history.
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In Consider Phlebas, the shape shifting Anti-Hero does this a couple of times.
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Happened in The Closer episode "Living Proof", where what seems at first to be an unsuccessful attempt at Offing the Offspring turns out to have been a result of the sisters and father of a man killed in a massacre during The Yugoslav Wars finding out that the man's identity is being used by one of the apparent killers.
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And of course, the musical Martin Guerre. This version makes the real Martin and his imposter friends, and the imposter truly believes Martin is dead when he unknowingly assumes his identity, including falling in love with his wife. Of course, the trouble is Martin's Not Quite Dead...
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Final Fantasy VII has Cloud's backstory revolve around this. Since he was rendered mentally unstable by experimentation and trauma, and had little self-esteem before that point, he takes on the life story of his best friend, Zack. In the original, it was portrayed as Cloud finally snapping for good - in the remade scene in Crisis Core, it was portrayed as a conscious, but off decision to live in Zack's honour. Either way, Cloud ends up genuinely believing that he was in Soldier, and the illusion comes apart in the most painful way possible later on.
Similarly, Setzer of Final Fantasy VI takes on the personality and reputation of his mentor, Daryl, after she dies. There's also Cyan, who writes letters claiming to be a woman's long-distance boyfriend after her real boyfriend dies.
Final Fantasy XIV has this as a reveal near the end of the 3.5 storyline when you learn that Yda is actually Lyse, her sister, who watched her die when escaping the Ala Mhigan invasion, and took up her name and mantle as a member of the Circle of Knowing.
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Final Fantasy XIV has this as a reveal near the end of the 3.5 storyline when you learn that Yda is actually Lyse, her sister, who watched her die when escaping the Ala Mhigan invasion, and took up her name and mantle as a member of the Circle of Knowing.
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Also used with a twist in Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz. When the engineers working on the Gundam Heavyarms learned that Operation Meteor entailed a Colony Drop, they were horrified and refused to go along with it. Trowa Barton, the Jerkass son of the operation's founder and the soon-to-be-pilot of Heavyarms, threatened to turn them all in... and was suddenly shot dead by an engineer who snapped on his boss because his family was on Earth. At that point, the youngest of the remaining engineers stepped up and volunteered to take on the dead man's identity to maintain the cover-up and thwart the original genocidal Operation Meteor - that young man being the person known as Trowa Barton throughout the television series.
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In Reindeer Games, Rudy, a car thief just out of prison, assumes the identity of his recently murdered cellmate Nick and commences a relationship with Ashley, a woman Nick had been corresponding with via letters. It's the first part of a Gambit Pile Up which culminates in the revelation that Nick faked his death as part of a master plan with Ashley, who was already his lover on the outside, thus making this a subversion.
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At the beginning of The Last Express, the main character finds his murdered friend's body in a train carriage, and assumes his identity in order to track down the killer.
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Use of Weapons. Book-spoiling spoiler: Cheradenine Zakalwe is actually Elethiomel, the Chairmaker. He kills Cheradenine's sister and makes a chair out of her bones. Cheradenine then commits suicide and Elethiomel assumes his life.
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For two arcs of The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, Doc took the identity of a former rival of his named Dr. McLuchador, who died several years prior, in order to infiltrate King Radical's gang.
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Supergirl also has this: When Alex Danvers confronts Hank Henshaw about the death of her father, Jeremiah Danvers, he tells her the truth: He isn't Hank Henshaw. The real Hank Henshaw was hunting an alien refugee and died in a mad quest to kill him. The alien, J'onn J'onzz, swore to Jeremiah, who died protecting J'onn, to protect his daughters and started impersonating the real Henshaw.
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In The Wild Wild West's "The Night of the Falcon," one of a group of criminals vying to control the title device is killed, and Artie takes his place. As none of the others know what the guy really looks like, Artie is (for once) never unmasked as a fake at an awkward time.
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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag has Edward Kenway as a pirate who ends up killing an Assassin and taking his identity. It turns out that the Assassin was defecting to the Templars, so Edward is more than happy to play along, seeing an opportunity to get rich. Then the Templars figure out the truth, the other Assassins find him, and Edward ends up becoming the real thing. Bonus points for being able to pull it off for that long, having never previously heard of either the Assassins or the Templars.
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The Nero Wolfe novel Some Buried Caesar features a variation as a twist: it's not a dead person who's being impersonated, but a dead bull. Namely, the titular champion bull was killed by an anthrax outbreak that almost entirely decimated his owner's entire herd, so his owner passed off a less-ranked but physically similar bull as the champion in order to sell him to a millionaire for a publicity stunt, and murdered people to cover up his fraud.
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In Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World a single character impersonates two entirely different dead people at the same time, but the second case is unintentional. It's convoluted like that.
The original game gives us Kilia, who killed the Governor-General's daughter (or, at least, she died without Dorr noticing) and took her form to keep tabs on Palmacosta.
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In Puccini's opera Gianni Schicchi Buoso Donati has died. His relatives find his will, and discover that he has disinherited them. They bring in Gianni Schicchi to impersonate Buoso so that the will gets changed. Gianni gives each relative the property that they desired, but then he takes the best part of Buoso's estate for himself! And Buoso's relatives can't do anything about it, because they would have to admit they were part of the conspiracy as well!
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Columbo, Prescription: Murder. A psychiatrist, a wife, and a patient-turned-girlfriend.
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In The Machineries of Empire, Cheris pretends to be Shuos Jedao to make use of the formation instinct forcing all Kel to obey their superiors.
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The Raccoons: In order to cheat Cyril Sneer out of half of Sneer Industries, Sid Leech posed as Cyril's long-lost brother Simon.
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Strangers in Paradise's David Qin was born Yousaka Takahasi, the son of a prominent Yakuza family and a member of one of the numerous violent teenage gangs. He accidentally killed the Chinese-American David Qin after administering a brutal, and completely pointless, beating in the street. His influential father and his lawyers got him off on all criminal charges, but a confrontation with David's sister, combined with his already considerable guilt, led to his taking David's name and abandoning the criminal ways of his youth and family.
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The Mortal Instruments:
Valentine killed Michael Wayland and his infant son (using that baby to make Jocelyn believe her son Jonathan was dead) and took over Michael Wayland's identity while raising Jace (who was Stephen Herondale's son, whom he cut out of her dead mother's womb). It's complicated.
The real Sebastian Verlac's actually been Dead All Along, with Jonathan Christopher having taken over his identity after he murdered the former.
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Persona 2 has Nyarlathotep use this as a continued effort in Kick the Dog.
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In Hurricane Gold, young James Bond adopts the persona of Angel Corona, a Mexican street hoodlum killed in a hurricane, so that he and his pal Garcia can join the criminals who have taken two children hostage. Since his travels up to that point have left him very tanned and the criminals, who have never really been into Mexico and can't spot a real local from a fake one, the ruse succeeds.
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On My Name Is Earl, after Ralph escapes from Prison in only a pair of briefs, he is taken in by an old woman (who is shown to be more than a little bit senile) when she catches him trying to steal her "Meals on Wheels". She let him pick out some of her late husband's old clothes, including his old coke-bottle glasses. When Ralph tries the glasses on, the old woman assumes he's her husband, and Ralph runs with it because now he doesn't have to worry about food or shelter. Later, when doubting karma, Earl puts on the clothes and uses the same tactic, and throws Ralph out of the house.
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In Vanishing Acts, Andrew does this when he runs away with his child Delia. Their real names are Charles and Bethany, however they manage to acquire birth certificates and identification under the names Andrew and Cordelia Hopkins, who were a father and daughter that died in a car crash. However, this happens in the late 70s and early 80s.
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The Well of Moments: Jasmine spread a story that her bigger-league rival was still alive but keeping to the shadows after killing a client, and she kept up the ruse by doing some jobs in his name. Other competitors think she's crazy to horn in on his territory. This deception only becomes a problem when his brother comes sniffing around for answers, believing (wrongly) that Jasmine was behind the disappearance.
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In A Stolen Life (1946), when a woman's twin sister is drowned, she assumes her identity in order to be close to the man she feels her sister took from her years before.
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Technically the case in Revenge as Amanda Clarke goes by Emily Thorne after the real Emily died, but the two had swapped identities well before Emily's death.
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In Return to Cabin by the Lake, the presumed to be dead serial killer Stanley infiltrates the film set of a movie chronicling his own life by murdering the Assistant Director JC Reddick (a nephew of one of the Executive Producers) and impersonating him for the remainder of the shoot.
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In Exalted, we have this played out by the devious Deathlord known as Eye and Seven Despairs. Publicly, his three lieutenants seduced his concubine and they all conspired to have him destroyed (by chaining him up, putting him in a sack and throwing it into Oblivion), and now they rule together, all three lieutenants enjoying the concubine's favors. In reality, the concubine had informed Eye and Seven Despairs of his lieutenants' plan to destroy him, so he switched places with her, tricking his lieutenants into destroying her instead of him, and is now playing the three of them against one another using seduction and cruel mind games, both to make them pay and to continue controlling them. Do I need to mention he is as mad as he is cunning?
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Happens in the second volume of Dark Avengers, where the team visits a Bad Future where the world is under the control of evil versions of 616 heroes. The real Carol Danvers has been dead for months, but some of the superhero factions do not know this. Taking advantage of the situation, Dark Doctor Strange dresses Moonstone in Carol's old Captain Marvel uniform and forces her to assume the deceased heroine's identity.
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Friday the 13th Part 2 has the Final Girl attacking Jason while pretending to be his mother.
This scene was straight ripped off in Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill.
The final girl in Humongous uses a similar method to avoid the killer.
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The final girl in Humongous uses a similar method to avoid the killer.
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Father Brown: In "The Truth in the Wine", a sergeant took over the identity of a colonel with whom he shared a hospital room. Realising he was dying, the colonel asked the sergeant (who had no family) to take over his identity and return to England to fulfill his dream of turning the family estate into a vineyard. Not having been home to England in decades, he was confident no one would spot the substitution and coached the sergeant on everything he would need to know.
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This trope is the premise of Banshee.
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In Pathfinder Dr. Skule, the reclusive alchemist and knowledge broker with an obsession with researching the regenerative abilities of trolls, is actually his own former test subject, who took up the late doctor's identity after he was killed by debt collectors. As an 8-foot tall monster notorious for devouring people he didn't feel safe exposing himself, so he doubled down on the reclusive aspect and taught himself alchemy.
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Zeta the robot from Batman Beyond and later The Zeta Project was programmed to be this way, but his A.I. eventually evolved into an actual personality and he decided he no longer wanted to continue killing and imitating his victims.
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The first Devilman TV series basically does this at the beginning. Instead of having Akira Fudou willingly merge with a demon to become Devilman, here Akira and his father are killed by three demons after they accidentally step inside their lair while mountain climbing... and one of these demons kills the other two and then uses Akira's corpse as a disguise to pass as a human and start kicking the Demon Army's plan of global conquest on gear. For the rest of the show, the protagonist is just a disguise that Amon wears, and not even Akira's girlfriend Miki (whom Devilman falls for and protects) knows the secret.
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New Tricks: In "The Fame Game", a celebrity impersonator conspired the wife of the celebrity to murder the celebrity (and the impersonator's wife). The impersonator then took over the celebrity's life.
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Circus of Fear: Otto, Natasha's father, has secretly returned from South Africa, and has taken the place of his dead brother Gregor. Fortunately, Gregor had suffered suffered severe facial injuries that meant he wore a full face mask whenever he was in public.
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Nuriko from Fushigi Yuugi taking up his dead little sister Kourin's identity to deal with the trauma coming from such a loss, is a classic example.
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The Last Detective has an episode called Lofty concerning the death of a deranged beggar who is found to keep all of his World War II documentation in a cigar box, leading the police to at first think he is a particular soldier. It turns out that the soldier (who was tall and thus the original Lofty) was killed in battle and his friend, a Classy Cat-Burglar and Lovable Rogue before the war, had such serious PTSD that his mind was broken and he ended up as that beggar who everyone knew as Lofty. Just to note, the episode references the Ironic Nickname idea, in that someone nicknamed Lofty would actually be assumed to be short rather than otherwise.
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Farscape: John impersonates a dead Peacekeeper officer in a bid to infiltrate a Peacekeeper base and save Aeryn's life. It... didn't go so well.
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In the Postboot Legion of Super-Heroes continuity, the Corrupt Corporate Executive Leland McCauley is murdered by the immortal Batman villain Ra's Al-Ghul, who steals his identity and considerable fortune to further his plans.
Before the reboot, it was broadly hinted in one Annual that Lightning Lad had actually been dead for years and that Proty had assumed his identity. After that annual it was never mentioned and the title was retconned the following year anyway.
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The 1951 film Callaway Went Thataway revolves around a cowboy named Stretch that is asked to impersonate the deceased actor of old cowboy films after reruns become a hit on television. Subverted in that the actor, Smoky Callaway, isn't actually dead. He's an alcoholic womanizer living down south that turns up later to take back his role.
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Vampire: The Masquerade has a few examples, thanks to Obfuscate and Vicissitude, but "Melinda Galbraith," Regent of the Sabbat, is a prominent example. The real Melinda Galbraith was found dead and rapidly decomposing by a Tzimisce drag queen fleshcrafted to look like her for a big social gather. As he'd recently been disgraced, he knew he'd be blamed for her murder, and thus stepped into her shoes. Now he's just praying no one finds out...
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In Addie Pray, the basis for the movie Paper Moon, young Addie impersonates the granddaughter of a New Orleans aristocrat, in order to help her nephew bilk her out of her fortune—-and when the fortune turns out to be imaginary, Addie switches sides and helps the aristo bilk her nephew.
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In the last season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, series villain Gul Dukat assumes the identity of the dead Bajoran Anjohl Tennan in order to exploit a past connection with Kai Winn.
In the first season episode "Duet", a minor Cardassian clerk pretends to be the commandant of the cruelest work camp in a bid to get the Cardassians to admit to their war crimes against Bajor and appease his own conscience.
In "Through The Looking Glass", Sisko is taken to the Mirror Universe and made to impersonate his counterpart, who was killed by the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance.
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[PROTOTYPE] does it so thoroughly that even the impersonator is convinced. Learning who the original really was subverts Becoming the Mask.
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In Zombies Christmas Carol Scrooge pretends to be Marley so the gentlemen asking for help will leave.
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In Mass Effect 2, if you kill Samara at the end of her loyalty mission, her daughter Morinth will take her place, pretending to be Samara to hide what you and she did. All but Kelly Chambers and Kasumi Goto don't ask any questions.
In the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC, Liara takes the place of the Shadow Broker after you kill him.
Liara figures out easily the current Broker did the same to the previous... possibly he did the same as well. There's a distinct Dread Pirate Roberts retirement style going on there.
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At the end of the V for Vendetta graphic novel series, Evey assumes V's identity after V dies.
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The original game gives us Kilia, who killed the Governor-General's daughter (or, at least, she died without Dorr noticing) and took her form to keep tabs on Palmacosta.
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In Allied, Marianne Beauséjou is accused of taking the real Marianne's identity to collaborate with Nazi Germany and undermine SOE and Free France operations. Turns out it's true.
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The Flash (2014) has this as part of the arc for the first season: Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash killed the real Harrison Wells, sci-fi skinned him, and has spent over a decade basically wearing his face.
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After escaping the prison, Dr. Niemann in House of Frankenstein orders his new hunchback assistant to kill a travelling showman and takes his place and uses this to get near those who got him to prison.
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The main character in Detour hitches a ride with a man who dies soon afterward. He takes the dead man's car and identity. Of course, this being film noir, he soon encounters a dodgy dame and things go from bad to worse.
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Also from Batman is Jane Doe, a definitely villainous example. She doesn't just kill her new identity; she studies them down to the last detail, perfectly recreating his or her voice, body language, and thought patterns. It would be less creepy if she was actually a shape shifter, especially since this lack of superhuman ability makes her finishing touch of skinning her victims and wearing them as suits a necessary part of her modus operandi.
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This is the central problem of the fifth case in New Danganronpa V3. It quickly becomes apparent that somebody has been turned into mulch by a hydraulic press, and it also quickly becomes apparent that the killer is attending the trial while piloting an EXISAL mech. The big question is whether Kaito Momota is dead and Kokichi Oma is impersonating him or if it's the other way around. The answer? Kaito's driving the mech.
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From The Office (US)
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In the Child Ballad The Lord of Lorn and the False Steward, the false steward intends this. The young lord persuades him to let him live on the condition that he promises to tell no one, ever, about the identity theft.
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Moon over Parador is about an American actor hired/forced to impersonate the recently-deceased dictator of a Banana Republic.
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In Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army, Sukuna-Hikona does this to General Munakata. To make it worse, to make the deception work, he keeps driving the corpse.
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Similarly, Setzer of Final Fantasy VI takes on the personality and reputation of his mentor, Daryl, after she dies. There's also Cyan, who writes letters claiming to be a woman's long-distance boyfriend after her real boyfriend dies.
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Champions. In the supplement Enemies II the supervillain Black Paladin is a warrior of an evil cult from the time of King Arthur. He was placed in an enchanted sleep and wakened by a college student in modern times. He murdered the student and assumed his identity.
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In To Be or Not to Be, after The Mole Siletsky is killed by La Résistance, Jozef Tura disguises himself as him to further thwart his plans.
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In the Indian novel The White Tiger: Balram takes over Ashok's identity after he kills him.
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In Star Wars: Scoundrels, also by Zahn, one member of Han's Caper Crew is an imposter who's stolen a dead person's identity and is aiding in The Caper for his own ends. It's Boba Fett; he's using the team to get close to and kill a high-ranking member of Black Sun for a bounty. His aim is to capture Han for his bounty afterward, but Han is suspicious enough to give him the slip.
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A Coronation Street plot had John Stape impersonate his friend Colin Fishwick after he died.
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Taking Lives features a Serial Killer who murders people who look like him, then assumes their identities.
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Michio of MW impersonates Miho and Mika, the daughters of his targets.
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In Death Note, L takes on the aliases of criminals he's sent to prison (and often to the death penalty), and the identities of two detectives he bested in the Great Detective Wars. (Which is why he is actually the three greatest detectives in the world.) In Another Note, Mello estimates the number of L's aliases to be somewhere in the triple digits.
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In Ghost Trick, Sissel does this by accident, assuming that the blond-haired man in the opening was him. It turns out that man is Yomiel, the game's Big Bad, and Sissel's actual body was hidden in a case behind Yomiel's the whole time.
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This was sometimes how the original version of the Unknown Soldier worked to infiltrate enemy lines.
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Ultraman Mebius: Mebius' human form Mirai Hibino is based on a young spaceship crewman named Hiroto Ban who sacrificed his life to save the ship from being sucked into a wormhole. Mebius had attempted to rescue him, only to have Hiroto slip out of his grasp at the last moment. So as a reminder of Hiroto's sacrifice and his own failure, Mebius made his human identity that of Hiroto.
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A M*A*S*H episode concerns a soldier who picked up the dog tags of a Jewish friend who was killed in battle and was going to be sent home. The young man (who's actually Catholic) confesses his deception to Father Mulcahy but insists he's going to go through with it. Ultimately, he is persuaded to give up his charade by being reminded of his friend's family who would never know the fate of their son.
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On Lost, in late season 1 Kate planned to take the identity of a survivor who drowned on day 6. She never got to do it, though.
And the Smoke Monster does this with various people, most notably Locke in a very Long Con and probably Christian Shepherd.
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At least three episode of Monk:
In "Mr. Monk and the Airplane", Stefan Chabrol's mistress poses as Stefan's wife Barbara on the flight after shooting the real Barbara in an airport bathroom.
In "Mr. Monk Goes to Vegas", Daniel Thorn strangles his wife Sheryl in a private elevator. Then he has his identically dressed mistress Teresa Telenko switch places with the corpse so that photographers waiting at the bottom think Sheryl strangled herself on her own scarf when getting on the elevator to go back up to the penthouse.
In "Mr. Monk Goes to a Rock Concert", singer Kris Kedder kills Stork Murray, a roadie who had threatened to expose him for copyright infringement, stuffs his body into a port-a-potty, and makes it look like he overdosed. Except he finds a pin and realizes that Stork has been off drugs for seventeen months. Aware that nobody, especially not Stork's girlfriend Kendra Frank (who is also Stork's Narcotics Anonymous sponsor), will believe that Stork overdosed after being clean for so long, he waits until the next morning, then dons Stork's bandanna and a pair of sunglasses (to hide his eyes) and visits an acupuncturist, making sure she hears him claim he's gotten over a fear of needles and he wants to find some heroin to get high, to give the appearance that Stork relapsed. He then plants a map in the real Stork's jacket pocket so as to validate that "Stork" really went to the acupuncturist. However, the impersonation falls apart after Monk recalls the acupuncturist stating that Kedder blew up a girl's beachball after his appointment and also recalls that Kedder suffers from asthma, requiring him to use a unique mint-flavored inhaler.
In "Mr. Monk Is Someone Else," the FBI have Monk pose as a recently deceased hitman named Frank DePalma, who turns out to be Monk's identical doppelganger, to thwart a potential mob assassination.
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On Midnight, Texas, Reverend Emilio Sheehan is a werewolf who also acts as the town's holy man and moral center. In season 2, after he's cured of his curse, Lumel is confused to find Rev digging a grave with his name on it. Rev admits that a decade earlier, he was a drifter who killed the real Father Sheehan under a full moon. With his dying breath, the priest forgave him and asked God to help him. The drifter took Sheehan's truck and clothes and found his way to Midnight, asking for forgiveness in a church. He was confronted by vampire Lumel who assumed he was the new priest. Realizing this town was supernatural, "Rev" took up this identity to help others and atone for his past. In the present, he says that with his curse gone, he wants to travel the world and help others. As he's about to leave, Lumel asks what his real name is and he simply smiles "Just call me Rev."
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This is the modus operandi of a Snatcher.
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Used by the murderers in Double Indemnity to make it appear that the victim was killed by falling from a train — a vital component of their Insurance Fraud scheme.
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An episode of Law & Order had a woman killing her sister and them assuming her identity to avoid the wrath of the mobsters who had killed her boyfriend because of his gambling debts and were now after her.
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Fantômas does this often, especially in Jean Marais/Louis de Funès movie adaptations. Usually, he's also the cause of death.
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In Animorphs, David uses this after acquiring the DNA of Jake and Rachel's cousin, Saddler who was in critical care. As morphing constructs the form anew from DNA, he has no injuries and is perfectly healthy. The family was overjoyed, thinking that a miracle occurred, but Jake knew better ... Whether or not David actually killed Saddler isn't addressed, but he's definitely dead, and Rachel indicates they eventually find the body.
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This is used in Dual Destinies by the phantom, a international spy who, for the entire game, was disguised as the already dead Detective Bobby Fulbright. Yup, the guy you took as the run-off-the-mill "explain the facts for you while having a silly personality" guy is actually an international spy/terrorist, and is the person behind most of the game's events, as well as the guy who bombed Courtroom No. 4, which the trailers and even the game events lead you into thinking Ted Tonate must have done, by rule of the series. This is probably the biggest and most "twisty" Plot Twist in the entire series.
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A variation occurs early in Shakugan no Shana. Yukari Hirai, the girl who Shana assumes the identity of on Earth, isn't just dead; rather, she faded away from existence. And we get to see how this happens.
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In Revolutionary Girl Utena, Anthy impersonates the deceased Chida Mamiya to fool Mikage, who is implied to have mentally blocked out Mamiya's death (it's also suggested that Akio is using More Than Mind Control on Mamiya too).
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In There Will Be Blood a man comes up to Daniel Plainview claiming to be his half-brother, with a letter as proof. Daniel believes the man until he notices some inconsistencies in his story. The man eventually confesses at gunpoint that he knew Daniel's real half-brother, having met him when he was terminally ill with tuberculosis. Upon the brother's death, the man assumed his identity. Daniel shoots the man shortly afterward.
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In the manga version of Bokurano, while planning a newscast on Zearth, the plan is to have Anko and Komo, the former being the current pilot and the latter being the only known Zearth pilot, be shown piloting Zearth. Unfortunately, by this point, Komo, like all the other pilots, is dead, so they end up having Youko dress up as her, wearing a wig to make her resemble Komo and showing her from behind. It mostly goes well, apart from a few times when Anko calls her by the wrong name.
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Wonder Woman: In a story at Issue #43, Globe Trotter uses a fake beard to impersonate his deceased twin brother and use him as a cover-up to get rid of his cousins and inherit their rich uncle's estate.
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Something somewhat like this happens in Pretty Face. Masashi Rando survives a bus crash and awakens from a year-long coma to find that a talented but insane plastic surgeon reconstructed his face... based on the picture of his crush in his wallet. On fleeing the doctor's office, Rando learns that his family is gone with no forwarding info and that pretty much everyone hated him. Then he runs into his crush... who assumes he's her long-lost twin sister. He keeps up the charade because the girl really missed her sister. Said sister comes back near the end...
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The fifth season finale of The Blacklist reveals that Raymond Reddington has been dead for decades and the man we've been following for the entire series is an imposter.
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A minor character in Edge of Tomorrow is revealed to have done this, sending the his pay to his fallen friend's family.
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Two occurences in A Song of Ice and Fire
Jeyne Poole is forced to impersonate Arya Stark, who isn't really dead, but the people who want to marry her off can't find the real one, and think she's most likely dead by this point.
During the Battle of the Blackwater, Tywin Lannister has someone impersonate the highly charismatic and popular (but very much dead) Renly Baratheon (mostly by wearing his elaborate armor) in order to support her allied troops' morale and gain the smallfolk's support. Tywin being little short of a strategic genius, it works out well.
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Occurs in Resident Evil – Code: Veronica, though it's not intended as a ploy and the dead person in question turns out to be alive.
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The Stepfather had a sequel where the titular stepfather escapes from a mental institution and assumes the identity of a random guy he saw in the obituary section of a newspaper.
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Isn't this technically what Martian Manhunter does? By happy coincidence, his name even sounds like the dead man's (J'onn J'onzz / John Jones).
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Futurama: In the episode The Luck of the Fryrish, Philip J. Fry believes that his brother stole his name and went on to live a fulfilling life. In reality, Fry's brother missed him so much that he named his son after Philip.
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Jonathan Creek has had this happen a couple of times.
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Code Geass has an example thanks to the Zero Requiem plan devised by Lelouch and Suzaku. Short version: Suzaku fakes his death, takes on the identity of Zero, and kills Lelouch (the original Zero) to get rid of the source of the world's anger and suffering and fill Lelouch's Thanatos Gambit. Of course, most people didn't know Lelouch was Zero, and for those who did the implication of the final episode is that they catch on but go along with it. For the world at large, Zero's all-concealing masked helmet and the fact that Suzaku is about the same height and (despite his superhuman physical abilities) has a very similar build to Lelouch means that nobody will catch on.
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In the Read or Die manga, Paper Master Ridley Wan disguises himself as Yomiko's deceased lover Donny. He does such a good job that Yomiko doesn't realize the deception until he voluntarily unmasks himself - after she slept with him. Quite impressive, when you consider that not only had Yomiko been present when Donny died, she was the one who killed him.
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In Star of the Sea, one of the principal characters kills a man and takes his identity because he believes he'll die otherwise (he's a cripple with no way to support himself). However, none of the people he convinces had ever met the real man before, and he eventually gives up the pretense and disappears when the real man's mother starts wondering why he's not answering her letters.
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The original Metal Gear Solid has more than one example:
The most obvious is Decoy Octopus, who took on the identity of the DARPA Chief Donald Anderson after the real Anderson was murdered by Revolver Ocelot.
Throughout the entire mission Liquid Snake comes into contact with his brother Solid Snake under the guise of Snake's former drill instructor Master Miller. It isn't until near the end of the mission that Snake finds out that the real Miller died in his home three days prior.
Dr. Naomi Hunter bought the identity of another "Naomi Hunter" who disappeared in the middle east a few years prior to the events of the story.
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In Due South,Victoria Metcalfe assumes her sister's identity briefly after a car crash. She went to the morgue as her sister to ID her sister's body as hers and thus get the police off her trail.
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In The Goose Girl, this is the threat the maidservant uses to extract the promise from the princess that she will not reveal the truth of the Bride and Switch.
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Shima-kun in CLANNAD After Story, who took the identity of the person he was close to so he can complete his last wish after he died.
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This is initially the premise of Orphan Black, aided by the fact that Sarah happens to look just like Beth, who she sees kill herself. However, things get complicated. Not only does Sarah find out that Beth was a cop, she also learns that she and Beth are clones... and there are more of them out there.
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In a plot twist not used for the book version of And Then There Were None, the Hollywood versions reveal that "Philip Lombard" is in fact Charles Morley, who came in Lombard's place after the real Lombard committed suicide upon receiving UN Owen's letter. This is also used for the game, where you not only get Charles Morley, you also get Gabrielle Steel, who has been impersonating Emily Brent in the "villain kills another person and takes over their identity" variety.
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It's mentioned in A Christmas Carol that, thanks to the sign above his door, some people call Scrooge by Marley's name as well as his own. Scrooge answers to both names, as it's all the same to him.
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Endeavour: In "Trove", a successful local businessman turns out to be a case of this. As a private during WWII, he was on long range patrol with his commanding officer when the officer was killed. Seeing a chance to escape his unhappy life at home, he stole the captain's rank and identity.
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As in the source books, the Battle of Blackwater on Game of Thrones features "the ghost of Renly" leading a host of forces wearing the dead would-be-king's unique armor. The reveal that the man in the armor is Loras Tyrell, Renly's lover turns it into a bit of a Grand Romantic Gesture as a fulfillment of a promise to fight for him made to Renly over a season earlier.
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A variation of this forms the basic premise of Dave. Everyman Dave Kovic bears an uncanny resemblance to the sitting US President, whose handlers hire him as a body double for "security reasons" (read: to cover up the President's extramarital affairs). The President has a massive stroke which leaves him comatose, and his handlers coerce Dave into assuming the President's identity.
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In The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, an early Great House Hlaalu quest has you impersonating a deceased House Redoran agent in order to pick up coded information, with the specific identity varying depending on if you're playing as a male or a female character. The impersonation is made easier as the deceased agent always wore a closed helmet, which you are provided at the start of the quest. Notably, as they cannot wear closed helmets, you will not be offered this quest if you're an Argonian or a Khajiit.
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In Hitherby Dragons, The Cougar, The Bureau replaces people with agents meant to hunt down bad children.
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Justice League of Equestria; it is revealed near the end of part 1 of Mare of Steel that the real Prince Blueblood died five years ago, and General Zod has been impersonating him since... sort of; Zod actually killed another impostor that had been set up by the Trottingham Mob and the corrupt Mane Enterprises board, and Blueblood had been shipped to a prison in the Griffon Kingdoms a few weeks prior.
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The Majestic where the character played by Jim Carrey has amnesia following an automobile accident and is found in rural California, where he is mistaken for a local war hero thought dead. For most of the middle of the movie, he tries to fit into the mistaken identity role without really knowing who he is.
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In X-Men & X2: X-Men United this is standard operating procedure for Mystique. She impersonates Senator Kelly's aide who Magneto casually mentions "has been dead for some time" then effectively becomes Senator Kelly after his artificial mutation apparently kills him.
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In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Cameron assumed the identity of resistance fighter Allison Young after killing her, in an attempt to infiltrate John Connor's resistance. It is all but outright said that she failed, was captured, and reprogrammed by John. Several other terminators in the series have done the same thing, most notably the machines impersonating Greenway and Vick.
Not to mention Weaver.
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Probably the ultimate example of this is in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, in which Link is taught a magical song that allows him to extract evil curses from the living and worldly sorrows from the dead to create magical masks. These masks allow him to shape shift into whoever they're from, so he ends up impersonating individuals of different species - the Goron hero Darmani, Zora guitarist Mikau, and a Deku Scrub boy who is heavily implied to be the murdered son of the Deku Palace butler.
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Arrowverse:
The Flash (2014) has this as part of the arc for the first season: Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash killed the real Harrison Wells, sci-fi skinned him, and has spent over a decade basically wearing his face.
Part of season 5 of Arrow sees Laurel's Evil Counterpart from Earth-2 pulling this on her.
Supergirl also has this: When Alex Danvers confronts Hank Henshaw about the death of her father, Jeremiah Danvers, he tells her the truth: He isn't Hank Henshaw. The real Hank Henshaw was hunting an alien refugee and died in a mad quest to kill him. The alien, J'onn J'onzz, swore to Jeremiah, who died protecting J'onn, to protect his daughters and started impersonating the real Henshaw.
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The Visitation has Brandon Nichols, who murdered the real Brandon to hide his true identity as Jason Cantwell.
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Can happen in Team Fortress 2 occasionally, if a Spy backstabs the player in question then disguises as the same class as the person they just stabbed. By doing this they'll sometimes appear with their last victim's name, completing the ruse.
With the Spy knife "Your Eternal Reward", this becomes the Spy's primary gameplay choice: The knife prevents the Spy from choosing a disguise. In return, all backstabs become silent, make the body disappear, and instantly disguise the Spy as the dead player.
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Basilisk's Kisaragi Saemon is the reigning champion of this trope, due to being a Master of Disguise and a skilled Ninja. Of course the show being what it is, it eventually comes back to bite him in the ass... when he impersonates the Big Bad, whose power is coming back from the dead.
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In the horror anthology film Body Bags in "The Gas Station", Anne's co-worker Bill isn't the real Bill, as she finds out. He's actually the escaped serial killer mentioned on the radio earlier on and has been impersonating the original gas station owner.
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Before he first appeared on Doctor Who, Captain Jack Harkness, a 51st-century ex-Time Agent, took his name and identity from a World War II RAF American volunteer captain who was shot down when he was caught off guard in a training exercise in 1941. We don't find this out until the Torchwood series 1 episode "Captain Jack Harkness," in which Jack and Tosh travel back to 1941 Cardiff and meet the actual Captain Jack, whom Jack falls for, the night before the real Jack's death.
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In Dark Star, the character Sergeant Pinback reveals that he took over the identity of the real Pinback just before the the launch of the spaceship. As fuel maintenance technician Bill Freud, he witnessed the suicide of the real Pinback and was subsequently mistaken for him.
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In the Flashman novel Flash for Freedom, Flashman finds himself working on a slave ship and at one point, one of his fellow sailors, Beauchamp Comber, is killed, and as he dies, reveals he's actually a fervent abolitionist and part of a campaign to stop the slave trade. Since Comber has connections in America and had papers that Flashman could use to blackmail his father-in-law (who financed the slave ship), Flashman ends up taking on his identity in America. Flashman being what he is, ultimately ends up as a wanted criminal under the Comber identity (although this means that later on, he can return to America as Flashman, British war hero, without most people connecting him with Comber).
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Monster's Johan likes to steal the identity of parents' dead sons.
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Person of Interest:
Crossing over with Impersonating an Officer, John Reese repeatedly identifies himself as Detective Stills, a Dirty Cop he killed in the pilot.
One episode featured a serial killer who assumed his victim's identity until he got bored and started looking for his next victim. He did this at least seven times before being stopped.
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Happens twice in the Pushing Daisies episode "Pigeon". First a criminal impersonates the man whose apartment he's just crashed a hijacked crop duster into. Then later, we discover that the same criminal has been part of a two-way impersonation: he promised to keep up his cellmate's letters to his sweetheart after the cellmate died, while in the meantime the sweetheart had also died, but made her daughter promise to keep up the letters.
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Agatha Christie does it twice in Hercule Poirot's Christmas, when Pilar and Stephen Farr are both impostors, who opportunistically decided to take the identities of Simeon Lee's grand-daughter, and his best friend's son. They end up together!
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In Vagabond, a highly fictionalised telling of the life of Miyamoto Musashi, Musashi's childhood friend Matahachi finds a certificate of swordsmanship on the body of a samurai who had been kind to him earlier. He decides at first to deliver the certificate to the samurai's family, but soon finds it easier to pass himself off as the samurai instead and live off the dead samurai's reputation. Later, it turns out that the samurai was only delivering said certificate to Sasaki Kojiro, the arch-rival of Musashi. Since the real Kojiro is still out there, (and is becoming more famous by the day) and Matahachi is using his name, this eventually causes Matahachi some problems.
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Tim ended up dressed as Jason Todd when a panicking Alfred sent him to save Batman and Nightwing from a Two-Face's trap back before most of Gotham was aware the second Robin had been murdered and before Tim started considering stepping up himself as the next Robin.
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In The Bridge on the River Kwai, it's revealed that "Commander Shears" was actually an enlisted man serving under Shears aboard the USS Houston. After the ship was sunk and Shears killed, the seaman (whose real name we never learn) switched uniforms with him and took his name and rank in the hope of getting better POW treatment from the Japanese.
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In a flashback early in Cybersix, a boy named Adrian Seidelman dies in a car crash. Cybersix finds the wreck and notices he looks somewhat like her, so she buries him separate from the wreck and takes his identification.
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Variation: In Survival of the Fittest version three, a character named Ken Lawson appears. It is revealed in his profile that he was Burton Harris from v2, except he was the real Burton Harris, and the one that died in the previous game was the real Ken Lawson, his best friend. Burton hadn't wanted to go on the school trip, and convinced Ken to go in his place. Due to the fact that they looked almost identical to each other, Ken was able to successfully pass himself off as Burton, only to be abducted and die in the game. Burton then took Ken's identity and moved across the country, trying to start up anti-SOTF movements in Ken's name. He never forgave himself for the identity-swap, not even when he died by accidentally burying himself alive.
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Nectar Of Dharani: After Gray dies, Kai pretends to be him in order to make use of a military company that is planning to assault the castle where Sakra is being held for unrelated reasons. He mostly gets by on luck, judicious application of dynamite, and some half-remembered sales lessons. After, the prince decides that his punishment should be that he must continue pretending to be Gray.
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The background story for "Fall from Heaven" features the Buggane, a type of demon who's preferred hunting style is to find a married couple when one of the people is away from home. It first impersonates the missing person all day, until it's in bed with the other spouse to kill them. When the distant spouse returns it does the same thing in reverse.
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In Excalibur, evil other-dimensional dictator Sat-Yr-9 vaporized Courtney Ross, her counterpart in this reality (and incidentally a love interest of Captain Britain), and then calmly stepped into her shoes. The deception wasn't exposed for quite some time.
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Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Main protagonist Tobia Arronax does this after the Battle of Zeus' Wrath. Since he was declared an enemy of Jupiter, in order to live in Jovian society afterward he took on the identity of Curtis Rothko, who had died in a battle a few months previously. He gets his appearance altered (darker skin tone, black hair) and claims to have amnesia in order to fool those who knew the real Curtis.
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Subverted and played straight in Ridley Scott's Robin Hood (2010). Played straight in that when Robert Loxsley dies, Robin takes on his identity as the messenger to avoid being killed as a deserter from the army, and also to return the crown to the royal family. Subverted in when Robin takes the sword back to the late Loxley's father and doesn't pretend to be anything other than who he is. Then played straight again when Robin pretends to be Robert Loxsley so Marion can inherit the estate after Walter Loxley's death. And, of course, to help rally the people in battle.
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Occurs at one point in Siren. The catch is that the game never shows you the scene where the character is murdered and replaced, so for a while you continue to play believing that the character in question is the original.
Another catch is that the person who murders and impersonates the deceased is his identical twin.
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In The Monster Maker, Dr. Markoff is really an imposter, with the real Dr. Markoff having died in Europe and the current Dr. Markoff having stolen his identity to escape to America.
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In Synthetic Men Of Mars, protagonist Vor Daj assumes the identity of an artificially created man, Tor-dur-bar, by having Vor Daj's brain transplanted into Tor-dur-bar's body. This is done to allow Vor Daj to spy on his captors without them knowing who he is. However, this leads to trouble when the woman he loves, Janai, is unaware of Tor-dur-bar's true identity and thus does not know that he loves her, giving Vor Daj a side goal for the entire book to resume his normal identity in order to be with the woman he loves.
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Jane resorts to this in the penultimate episode of The Veronica Exclusive to goad Veronica into speaking to her, by logging into a long-dead Heather Chandler's account and using it to message and call Veronica. Even she admits this is far from her classiest move.
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The Captive Heart tells the story of a Czech concentration camp survivor, Capt Karel Hasek, who has to assume the identity of a dead British soldier named Geoff Mitchell and join British prisoners of war to avoid execution.
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In Bioshock Rapture it's revealed that the character that players of the game know as "Frank Fontaine" actually murdered the real Frank Fontaine in order to take over his fishing business and gain access to Rapture. Though "Fontaine's" real first name is indeed "Frank" (which he lampshades), his real last name is never revealed (it's even mentioned that only a handful of of people in the world know it) .
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Brimstone: Joanna takes on the identity of her dead best friend Elizabeth after the Reverend kills her, marrying a recent widower under that name. Since Elizabeth was mute after having her tongue ripped out, Joanna had to do the same. This leads to a Downer Ending when it's revealed that Elizabeth had murdered the brothel manager in revenge, and the new Sheriff mistakenly pins the crime on Joanna and hangs her for it, who is unable to properly dispute the charge due to her lack of speech.
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In Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You, you find out in Day 4 that Abraham Goldfels, the founder of the activist group Thought, has been dead for four months already, but he apparently sent an email to Nina Maternova the day before. This was actually Juliet Kerrington using his computer to send the mail. And this is not the first time she posed as Goldfels when communicating to a fellow member of Thought; Juliet had also been in contact with Nina weeks earlier to convince her to make and place bombs across Bonton, with the added authority of the group's (deceased) leader.
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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: Following Yusei's death in an alternate future, Z-ONE underwent surgery to become Yusei all but literally, including learning Accel Synchro. He then travels back in time and duels the real Yusei.
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This was the subject of an episode of The Incredible Hulk, of all things; David went to work for a young woman called Renee who was apparently being "Haunted" (the name of the episode) by the ghost of her twin sister who drowned when they were little girls. It turned out that Renee was the sister who'd drowned, and she had pretended to be "Renee" all these years because everyone liked her better - but years of having to repress who she really was started to get to her...
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A Knight's Tale: Sir Ector dies before the final stage of the last tournament he entered. William impersonates him during that stage and that's what inspires him into making up a nobility status so he can enter more tournaments.
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In an episode of the second season of Once Upon a Time, a plot twist reveals that the present-day Lancelot has been Cora in disguise all along. She reveals she murdered him long before the events of the episode.
It's revealed early in season one that Rumplestilskin made a deal to get King George his son, Prince James. When James dies unexpectedly, and the king needs James to prevent a war, Rumplestilskin reveals that the family he got James from had twins. The king quickly grabs the twin, David, and forces him to play the role of his son. Oh, and David's nickname via Snow White? Prince Charming.
A major twist of season four is that Zelena murdered the real Marion and has been using a charm to assume her appearance the entire season.
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In Highlander, Connor McLeod concealed his immortality for years by assuming the identities of long-dead children.
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In The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor, Brian takes on his brother Philip's name and persona after he dies.
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: In "Inca Mummy Girl", an Inca mummy girl was brought back to life. She proceeded to kill and then take the name of and pretend to be "Ampata", the foreign exchange student that was supposed to stay with Buffy for two weeks.
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In The Gamer's Alliance, Geraden takes the identity of Oswald Flynn who died in an earlier battle. He discards the false identity after he has gathered enough followers to take over Port Dunross from the Proninist Party.
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A common strategy in the Ace Attorney series. In the second game, there was a witness who got into a car crash with her sister. Her sister died and her face was mangled by the accident, and when surgically reconstructing her face, they mistakenly used her sister's driver's license photo. She assumed her sister's identity to escape from the consequences of her actions, including the fact that she was responsible for the crash.
Besides the above examples however, Furio Tigre takes the cake. He not only took over the identity of the person he had just killed, he did so to stage a different crime scene in order to throw off the time of death and frame the waitress in the restaurant where the murder took place. He THEN impersonates (badly, but the less-than-perceptive cast don't realize) the title character himself, to make sure said waitress is successfully tried due to his bad representation.
This is inverted in the final case of Trials and Tribulations, where the ghost of Dahlia Hawthorne, being channeled by a spiritual technique where the channeler takes on the appearence of the one being channeled, pretends to be her still-living twin sister in order to frame Phoenix's sidekick Maya for murder.
In the second Ace Attorney Investigations game: The president of Zheng Fa was assassinated 12 years prior to the game by his own Body Double (or rather, a hitman hired by the body double) who proceeded to rule the country in the president's place without anyone being the wiser, which kinda explains how the "brave" president everybody believed in is actually a Dirty Coward.
This is used in Dual Destinies by the phantom, a international spy who, for the entire game, was disguised as the already dead Detective Bobby Fulbright. Yup, the guy you took as the run-off-the-mill "explain the facts for you while having a silly personality" guy is actually an international spy/terrorist, and is the person behind most of the game's events, as well as the guy who bombed Courtroom No. 4, which the trailers and even the game events lead you into thinking Ted Tonate must have done, by rule of the series. This is probably the biggest and most "twisty" Plot Twist in the entire series.
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Star Wars Legends:
Done in the X-Wing Series in a way that straddles this trope and Of Corpse He's Alive. The Wraiths capture a small ship and kill its captain before anyone can send a message back to the enemy fleet; hence the enemy is unaware of this. They decide to continue the ship's mission, masquerading as the original crew of the Night Caller, including her wildly egotistical captain—if he'd stopped commanding, the enemy would've noticed. He kept his Captain's Log in full holo; with so much data, they are able to mock-up a holographic overlay so that the team's actor can impersonate the captain in holo transmissions.
Timothy Zahn's Hand of Thrawn duology has a triumvirate of villains collectively contriving to make it look as if Grand Admiral Thrawn has returned from the dead. One member handles supply, demand, and political fallout, one member composes tactics and strategy and expands on the triad's plans, and the third pulls off a very good acting job, aided by a massive subversion of We Will Not Use Stage Makeup In The Future. The second also contributes to the script and gives details to the actor, because secretly he was very close to Thrawn. By which it's meant that he's a human clone with part of Thrawn's mind and some of his mannerisms. Ironically, this deception indirectly causes the heroes to thwart Thrawn's own contingency plan for his death, a clone of himself that would've activated just weeks later.
In Star Wars: Scoundrels, also by Zahn, one member of Han's Caper Crew is an imposter who's stolen a dead person's identity and is aiding in The Caper for his own ends. It's Boba Fett; he's using the team to get close to and kill a high-ranking member of Black Sun for a bounty. His aim is to capture Han for his bounty afterward, but Han is suspicious enough to give him the slip.
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Ao no Fuuin has main heroine Soko Kiryu... who is only called Soko Kiryu because she devoured the real Soko Kiryu when she (heroine Soko) was born, as Oni are very hungry upon awakening and took her place and memories. It's fine, it turns out that the real Soko Kiryu was born for this purpose.
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In the Firefly comics, it's revealed that Shepherd Book did this some time before joining Serenity's crew.
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In An American Christmas Carol, Scrooge analogue Benedict Slade assumes Latham's ghost is someone in makeup pretending to be him
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Mobile Suit Gundam:
Char Aznable is apparently one of these, but only in the Alternate Continuity manga Gundam: The Origin. In it, we find out that the Char we know - "Casval Daikun", in hiding as "Edward Mass" - befriended a real Char Aznable, a young man physically identical except for their eye colors. Due to a Twin Switch and an assassination attempt by the Zabis, the "late" Edward assumed the identity of the late Char, using Cool Shades and an equally Cool Mask to help avoid suspicion. He's found out quite later by his boss, Lady of War Kycilia, but she doesn't kill him on the spot and attempts to rope him in her own plans... which backfires massively when he blows her head off at the end of the series.
Similarly, All There in the Manual reveals that there was a real Quattro Bageena, a pilot who died during the One Year War, and again, looked somewhat similar to Char. When Char joined up with the AEUG, he bought Quattro's ID off the black market in order to hide.
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"Marth" from Fire Emblem Awakening , who doubles as Sweet Polly Oliver, is in fact Lucina, Chrom's Kid from the Future. It helps that they are descendants of Marth.
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"THE POLITO FORM IS DEAD, INSECT."
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One of the victims in Laura Bow: The Dagger of Amon Ra is actually impersonating a dead professor... whom you also find as a skeleton.
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The Culture
Use of Weapons. Book-spoiling spoiler: Cheradenine Zakalwe is actually Elethiomel, the Chairmaker. He kills Cheradenine's sister and makes a chair out of her bones. Cheradenine then commits suicide and Elethiomel assumes his life.
In Consider Phlebas, the shape shifting Anti-Hero does this a couple of times.
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At least twice in the Dirk Pitt Adventures: Inca Gold and Atlantis Found.
The biggest is in The Mediterranean Caper. In the climax, villain Bruno Von Till, a Greek shipping magnate turned drug kingpin, has Pitt captured and arrogantly boasting of his plans. He's totally shocked when Pitt reveals he's discovered the man is really Admiral Erich Hiebert, a wanted Nazi war criminal who murdered the real von Till and took his place as a hiding spot.
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The version where a murderer briefly impersonates his victim is parodied in "The Macbeth Murder Mystery" by James Thurber. According to the final explanation, the true murderer of King Duncan was Lady Macbeth's father, who was ambitious for his daughter. Hearing someone coming, he hid in the bed to make whoever-it-was think Duncan was still alive. It was Lady Macbeth, who later remarks that Duncan "resembled my father as he slept".
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The modern version of the Spider-Man villain the Chameleon uses this. He studies, kidnaps and murders his victims before spending a day living that person's life. Quite a violent upgrade for a guy who used to simply leave his victims tied up and gagged in their undies so that he could steal their clothes.
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Used with quite a twist in Mobile Fighter G Gundam. One of the Gundam Fighters who faces the recently mutated Devil Gundam is the Neo German Schwarz Bruder, who loses and dies. The brainwashed pilot of the Devil Gundam, Kyouji Kasshu, uses his last bits of sanity to gather DG cells, merge them with Schwarz's corpse and create a clone of himself with them, who takes up Schwarz's identity while keeping Kyouji's memories and purposes as well as his looks (the true Schwarz is much older, but his mask helps keep the masquerade).
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MacGyver (1985):
"Children Of Light," when a woman pretends to Mac's Chinese foster daughter.
"Two Times Trouble," when Mac's pop singer friend Roxy thinks someone's trying to kill her. It's key to the plot, hence spoiler tag: Roxy thinks her twin sister Carla wants to get her; when they were on a climbing trip, Roxy Cut the Safety Rope to keep Carla (a much better climber, who was trying to rescue her) from being pulled over a cliff with Roxy, and Carla's Survivor Guilt has her pretending to be as Roxy.
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Rex Buckland and Hannah Webster, the recurring villains from the first series of Charmed, were found to have killed and taken over the identities of the original Rex and Hannah in an attempt to get the Charmed Ones powers.
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In the Mission: Impossible episode "The Heir Apparent," Cinnamon impersonates a long-lost princess to prevent a regent from taking over a small Baltic monarchy.
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In Custom Robo Arena, it's eventually revealed that Scythe, the leader of the Greybaum Syndicate, has been impersonating Dr. Mars, who died at some point prior to the events of the game.
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The Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye reveals that Ultra Magnus died a long time ago and that by fashioning an armour in his likeness multiple Autobots have pretended to be him as a long running El Cid Ploy to craft the image of an immortal lawman, the current holder of the title is called Minimus Ambus.
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Countess Crey from City of Heroes is the "assume the identity of the murder victim" variation.
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Justified: In "Where's Waldo", we learn that the real Waldo Truth died decades before. Harold Shawn has been masquerading as Waldo for years so that he and the Truth family can collect Waldo's disability checks.
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In Lupin III: Dead or Alive. Lupin is hiding his identity during much of his time in Zufu. Disguised as the dead Prince Pannish.
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One The Witcher short story involves a doppelgänger assuming the identity of a dead inquisitor. Nobody catches on, despite a rather radical shift in personality (they assume the man has changed due to a near-death experience and generally being old).
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In the tenth Dark Parables game, Goldilocks and the Fallen Star, the Sun Goddess reveals to the detective that the Queen of Barsia is actually a mechanical automaton. When the late king's daughters were children, one died in a tragic accident, and he had the royal craftsman create the lifelike mechanical copy in order to ease his other daughter's grief. No one knew that one of the princesses was really just a machine except for the king, the surviving princess, and the craftsman. Because the surviving princess was out of contact at the time of her father's death, the automaton was crowned queen by the council, who had no idea.
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Probably the case for "Patrick Crawley" of Downton Abbey. He has a horribly disfigured face from being wounded in World War I and a Conveniently Unverifiable Cover Story (he claims he was mistakenly believed dead after the sinking of the Titanic, was rescued but had amnesia, then lived in Canada for a while and picked up a Canadian accent because he didn't even remember he was English) but his story is contrived enough that he's probably just trying to con the Crawleys into accepting him as a member of their wealthy family and heir to the estate and only Edith believes him.
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In Gravity Falls, Dipper and Mabel see a newspaper article headlined "Stan Pines Dead" and begin to suspect the man they knew as their great uncle was a fake. He is a fake, but not in the way they thought: he is Stanley Pines, the one the paper says died, and assumed the identity of his brother Stanford Pines (who was alive, but missing).
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An episode of Cold Case involved the case of a married couple initially thought to have been killed by an accidental gas leak that caused an explosion and fire in their home, only for evidence to surface revealing that it was the result of a bomb. After interviewing the friends of the couple who had visited them the weekend before, the detectives realized that one of them overheard the supposedly dead wife saying almost verbatim something that another friend had said to them. The detectives soon realized that after enticing her ex-lover to kill her husband and her friend (they wanted to confess about a crime they had all been involved in a decade earlier), the wife fled the home and assumed her now dead friend's identity—they bore a strong resemblance to each other and the woman apparently had no other friends or family who could reveal her secret.
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In Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Face of the Enemy," a group of Romulan dissidents murder the Tal Shiar Political Officer on their ship, kidnap Counsellor Troi, and disguise her to resemble the dead officer, and force her to help them send some defectors to the Enterprise.
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 InCryptid / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Literature: Kiesha'ra / int_e4d8a81b
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Dead Person Impersonation
 Literature: Legends of the Red Sun / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Literature: Lincoln Rhyme / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Lord Darcy / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Lucifer's Star / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Mistborn: The Original Trilogy / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Mother Night / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Musashi / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Ripliad / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Literature: Seedsof Yesterday
seeAlso
Dead Person Impersonation
 Literature: 7th Son / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Sherlock Holmes / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Literature: Star of the Sea / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Literature: Sword of Destiny / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Literature: Ten / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Bourne Series / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Case of Charles Dexter Ward / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Culture / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Macbeth Murder Mystery / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Mortal Instruments / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Literature: The Orphan Master's Son
seeAlso
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Riddle Master Trilogy / int_bc24055e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Thirty-Nine Steps / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Visitation / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The White Tiger / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Literature: Will of Heaven / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 A History of Violence / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Ace Ventura / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 All My Children / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 DeadpersonImpersonation
sameAs
Dead Person Impersonation
 make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Doll House / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 El Barco / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Legends Of The Red Sun / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Pine Valley Chronicles / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Pokemon Sepia / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Of Corpse He's Alive
seeAlso
Dead Person Impersonation
 make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist M*A*S*H / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Quintet / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Ripliad / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Shadow Children / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Spy Boy / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Taking Lives / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Black Coats / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Black Sand Bar / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Culture / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Just Series / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Mafia / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Visitation / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 There Will Be Blood / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Wild AR Ms 2 / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Manga: Genzo / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Manga: Goth / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Ibitsu (Manga) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Inu × Boku SS (Manga) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Kurokochi (Manga) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Manga: Magical × Miracle / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Kindaichi Case Files (Manga) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Friends at the Table (Podcast) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Black Sand Bar (Roleplay) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Roleplay: The Gamer's Alliance / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 All My Children / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Banshee / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Charmed (1998) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Cold Case / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Death in Paradise / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Dollhouse / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 El barco / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Father Brown / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Firefly / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Series: Ghost 2012 / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Series: Glue / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Hawaii Five-O / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Law & Order: Criminal Intent / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 MacGyver (1985) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Mad Men / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Murdoch Mysteries / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 New Tricks / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Orphan Black / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Profit / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Pushing Daisies / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Quincy, M.E. / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Sleepy Hollow / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Sunset Beach / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Flash (2014) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Incredible Hulk / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Series: The Last Detective
seeAlso
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Office (US) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Pretender / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Series: Twenty Four India / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Series: Ultraman Mebius / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Veronica Mars / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Series: Waking the Dead / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Champions (Tabletop Game) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Vampire: The Masquerade (Tabletop Game) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Hamlet (Theatre) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Theatre: Martin Guerre / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Video Game) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Enigmatis (Video Game) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Video Game: Epic Mafia / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Friday the 13th: The Game (Video Game) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Video Game: Gray Matter / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Hitman 2 (Video Game) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Hitman (2016) (Video Game) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Kiseki Series (Video Game) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Laura Bow (Video Game) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Orwell (Video Game) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Paper Sorcerer (Video Game) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Video Game: Ryu ga Gotoku / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Sonic.exe (Video Game) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 System Shock (Video Game) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (Video Game) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Town of Salem (Video Game) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (Video Game) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Yakuza (Video Game) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Videogame: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Dark Parables / Videogame / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Videogame: Dark Tales / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Chaos;Child (Visual Novel) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Echoes Of The Fey (Visual Novel) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Fantasia Otome Game Series (Visual Novel) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Visual Novel) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Visual Novel: Pirates In Love
seeAlso
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Royal Trap (Visual Novel) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 YU-NO (Visual Novel) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Archie Sonic Online (Webcomic) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Webcomic: Deviantart Secret Wars / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Adventures of Dr. McNinja (Webcomic) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Night the Magic Died (Webcomic) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Justice League: Gods and Monsters / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Mosaic / int_e4d8a81b
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The Raccoons / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Aztek (Comic Book) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 The First Law / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Basilisk (Manga) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Torchwood / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Ever17 (Visual Novel) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation
 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (Visual Novel) / int_6d7cd3e
type
Dead Person Impersonation