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Comic #4399

1 Mercutio: All right, well, look. To preserve history we need to eliminate Robert Pakington.
2 Mercutio: We swap his clothes with the actor! People will think Pakington was murdered!
3 Shakespeare: And we send Pakington to my grandparents’ home, in granddad’s clothes?
4 Mercutio: Well, obviously.
4 Shakespeare: I think my grandmother might notice...

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There are many cases of such identity changelings in history - people taking the place of someone who has been killed.

Only of course we don't know about them, because they all did a really good job.

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Holy cow. I wrote the above merely as a casual joke, but Wikipedia has an article about this, with a couple of actual historical examples.

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