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5th Nov '16 2:38:10 PM Xlsfd
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** And in ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', [[spoiler:when Commissioner Gordon unmasks Batman on live [=TV=], Scarecrow (who held Robin at gunpoint to force Gordon to unmask Batman) only expresses mild surprise at Batman's SecretIdentity. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as Dr. Jonathan Crane doesn't have any personal grudge against Bruce Wayne.]]
8th Oct '16 4:28:14 AM SSJMagus
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** The director's commentary for this episode reveals that they'd been wanting to do this joke for a while, since [[RealityEnsues there's no way that Lex would know everyone in the entire world]]. Wally West is neither from the same area nor remotely famous.

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** The director's commentary for this episode reveals that they'd been wanting to do this joke for a while, since [[RealityEnsues there's no way that Lex would know everyone in the entire world]]. Wally West is neither from the same area nor remotely famous.famous, and that would be the case for most masked heroes. Very few superheroes are celebrities like billionaire Bruce Wayne or award-winning journalist Clark Kent in their civilian lives.
1st Jul '16 2:46:23 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': When Rey calls Kylo Ren a "creature in a mask", he takes his helmet off to show her that he's entirely normal-looking. It's not covering a deformity, concealing his identity, or serving a practical purpose, it's just part of his obsession with emulating Darth Vader. His intention, which is to unnerve her, pays off, as Rey realizes that she could've passed him in the street and not realized who he was. [[spoiler:She does give him a scar by the end of the movie, which would justify wearing the mask later.]]

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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': When Rey calls Kylo Ren a "creature in a mask", he takes his helmet off to show her that he's entirely normal-looking. It's not covering a deformity, concealing his identity, or serving a practical purpose, it's just part of his obsession with emulating Darth Vader. His intention, which is to unnerve her, pays off, as Rey realizes that [[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse she could've passed him in the street and not realized who he was.was]]. [[spoiler:She does give him a scar by the end of the movie, which would justify wearing the mask later.]]
28th Jun '16 11:54:40 AM Vir
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28th Jun '16 11:54:21 AM Vir
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* Much like the quote [[Quotes/AntiClimacticUnmasking here]], ComicBook/TheJoker defies this trope in ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamCity'' when Harley Quinn tries to remove Franchise/{{Batman}}'s mask.

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* Much like the quote [[Quotes/AntiClimacticUnmasking here]], ComicBook/TheJoker defies this trope in ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamCity'' ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' when Harley Quinn tries to remove Franchise/{{Batman}}'s mask.



* In ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'', The Collector pulls off Spider-Man's mask and angrily rants that he's so ordinary looking that it's a wonder why he would bother concealing his face.
* In an episode of American Dad, Roger uses one of his personas to cover his antics although everyone knows it's him. At the end when he's defeated he pulls off the disguise and says "It was me, Roger, all along." Duh.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'', ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSmash'', The Collector pulls off Spider-Man's mask and angrily rants that he's so ordinary looking that it's a wonder why he would bother concealing his face.
* In an episode of American Dad, ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Roger uses one of his personas to cover his antics although everyone knows it's him. At the end when he's defeated he pulls off the disguise and says "It was me, Roger, all along." Duh.
16th Jun '16 4:41:38 PM nmn3r3
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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': When Kylo Ren is called a "creature in a mask", he takes his helmet off to show he's entirely normal-looking. It's not covering a deformity, concealing his identity, or serving a practical purpose, it's just part of his obsession with emulating Darth Vader. [[spoiler:He does get a scar by the end of the movie, which would justify wearing the mask later.]]

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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': When Rey calls Kylo Ren is called a "creature in a mask", he takes his helmet off to show her that he's entirely normal-looking. It's not covering a deformity, concealing his identity, or serving a practical purpose, it's just part of his obsession with emulating Darth Vader. [[spoiler:He His intention, which is to unnerve her, pays off, as Rey realizes that she could've passed him in the street and not realized who he was. [[spoiler:She does get give him a scar by the end of the movie, which would justify wearing the mask later.]]
9th Jun '16 5:51:32 PM Peteman
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', Peter is BroughtDownToNormal and is facing off against the Insidious Six because they realized the dude who was always taking his pictures might have a connection to Spider-Man, and kidnapped Aunt May. Because he lacks most of his powers and is facing off against six super-powered foes, he is quickly beaten and unmasked before Kingpin and dissatisfied members of his criminal empire like Silvermane... only for Doctor Octopus to declare that Peter Parker could not be Spider-Man, as Peter did not have any powers. This pisses off Silvermane and he mocks Kingpin for supposedly kidnapping an old woman and forcing her desperate nephew to play along.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', Peter is BroughtDownToNormal and is facing off against the Insidious Six because they realized the dude who was always taking his Spider-Man's pictures might have a connection to Spider-Man, him, and kidnapped Aunt May. Because he Peter lacks most of his powers and is facing off against six super-powered foes, he is quickly beaten and unmasked before the Kingpin and dissatisfied members of his criminal empire like Silvermane... only for Doctor Octopus to declare that Peter Parker could not be Spider-Man, Spider-Man as Peter did not have any powers. This pisses off Silvermane and he mocks accuses the Kingpin for supposedly of kidnapping an old woman and forcing strong-arming her desperate nephew to play along.
9th Jun '16 4:15:31 PM MarcInGA
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** The Lone Ranger should be the trope namer for this. Why is he wearing a mask at all. Who would recognize him. Without the mask he's just some guy. With the mask, he's the guy with the mask who gets too much attention.

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** * The Lone Ranger should be the trope namer for this. Why is he wearing a mask at all. Who would recognize him. Without the mask he's just some guy. With the mask, he's the guy with the mask who gets too much attention.
9th Jun '16 4:14:44 PM MarcInGA
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** The Lone Ranger should be the trope namer for this. Why is he wearing a mask at all. Who would recognize him. Without the mask he's just some guy. With the mask, he's the guy with the mask who gets too much attention.


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* In an episode of American Dad, Roger uses one of his personas to cover his antics although everyone knows it's him. At the end when he's defeated he pulls off the disguise and says "It was me, Roger, all along." Duh.
22nd May '16 12:20:57 AM Anddrix
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* {{Defied|Trope}} in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' (see [[Quotes/AnticlimacticUnmasking here]])--SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker doesn't ''want'' to unmask Batman because it's Batman he's obsessed with. Finding the person under the hood would [[SecretIdentityApathy just ruin the fun]].

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* {{Defied|Trope}} in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' (see [[Quotes/AnticlimacticUnmasking here]])--SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker here]])--ComicBook/TheJoker doesn't ''want'' to unmask Batman because it's Batman he's obsessed with. Finding the person under the hood would [[SecretIdentityApathy just ruin the fun]].
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