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5th Jun '18 2:25:23 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Rukia initially hides in Ichigo's closet in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' and raids his sisters' wardrobes for street clothes. Ichigo was rather surprised when he found out.
** Once the whole charade becomes a moot point, she continues to live in his closet. Apparently she just likes it in there.
* Haruko in ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' ends up sharing a bunk bed with the main character while masquerading as a maid.
** This could be considered an inversion from the standpoint that Naota's father invited Haruko in, despite Naota's complaints, so one of the critical points to this trope (hiding it from his parents) does not play a part. Nor is he particularly trying to help and care for her.

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* Rukia initially hides in Ichigo's closet in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' and raids his sisters' wardrobes for street clothes. Ichigo was rather surprised when he found out.
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out. Once the whole charade becomes a moot point, she continues to live in his closet. Apparently she just likes it in there.
* Haruko in ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' ends up sharing a bunk bed with the main character while masquerading as a maid.
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maid. This could be considered an inversion from the standpoint that Naota's father invited Haruko in, despite Naota's complaints, so one of the critical points to this trope (hiding it from his parents) does not play a part. Nor is he particularly trying to help and care for her.
6th Apr '18 3:48:57 PM tropower
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* Mike hides Eleven in his basement in ''Series/StrangerThings'', both because TheyWouldCutYouUp and because he thinks she can help them find Will.

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* Mike hides Eleven in his basement in ''Series/StrangerThings'', both because TheyWouldCutYouUp [[TheyWouldCutYouUp they would cut him up]] and because he thinks she can help them find Will.


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* This is the basic premise of ''Series/MorkAndMindy''. After Mork from Ork is sent to Earth, Mindy hides him in the attic. Played with in that Mork does go out in public, but tries (with Mindy's help) to keep is true identity (as an alien) a secret. This eventually changes when the get married in the 4th season premiere.[[note]]And in the series (almost) finale, after a fake out from a previous season, Mork officially goes public with his secret.[[/note]]
6th Apr '18 3:43:21 PM tropower
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* In an episode of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', [[spoiler:Keroberos and Yue]] are unable to return to their alternate forms because [[spoiler:Eriol uses his magic as their creator to force them to stay in their true forms]]. Sakura struggles to address the problem that [[spoiler:a large winged panther and a winged bishounen]] are hiding out in her bedroom.

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* In an episode of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', [[spoiler:Keroberos [[spoiler:Kerberos (AKA: Kero-chan) and Yue]] Yue (Yukito's true form that "Yukito" doesn't know about)]] are unable to return to their alternate forms because [[spoiler:Eriol uses his magic as their creator to force them to stay in their true forms]]. Sakura struggles to address the problem that [[spoiler:a large winged panther and a winged bishounen]] are hiding out in her bedroom.
2nd Apr '18 1:24:21 PM aaaaa
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* ''Hider in the House'' (no relation to the 1989 horror movie of the same name) was a children's gameshow that [[InvokedTrope invoked this trope.]] Contestants would have to hide a celebrity in their house and keep it a secret from their parents, while also trying to complete challenges for prizes.
1st Apr '18 3:11:53 PM Anicomicgeek
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* Outside of ''Decode'', part of the premise of ''Manga/BirdyTheMighty'' involves Tsutomu trying to hide the fact that that's to the title character's recklessness, he's now {{sharing a body}} with an [[FairCop attractive]] [[GenderBender female]] [[SpacePolice space cop]]--to varying degrees as in the original and remake manga as well as the OVA, his dad's attempt at BathtubBonding results in him seeing a naked Birdy and in the OVA, Birdy at one point takes some of Tsutomu's sister's clothes to wear.
6th Mar '18 7:06:06 PM Eps05
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* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', after accidentally bringing a [[ImAHumanitarian man-eating]] alien into our dimension, Torg ends up giving her a job as secretary to his web design business and letting her stay at his place. He doesn't have to put up much of a {{Masquerade}}, however, since everyone who might care about the alien in his apartment either already knows, or is gullible enough to mistake her for a lamp/party decoration/''really'' ugly woman.

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* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', after accidentally bringing a [[ImAHumanitarian man-eating]] alien into our dimension, Torg ends up giving her a job as secretary to his web design business and letting her stay at his place. He doesn't have to put up much of a {{Masquerade}}, however, since everyone who might care about the alien in his apartment either already knows, or is gullible enough to mistake her for a lamp/party decoration/''really'' ugly woman. Or ''eaten''.
--> '''Torg''' : YOU '''ATE''' [[RunningGag ANOTHER]] CLIENT!?!
--> '''Aylee''' : I'm sorry!
25th Feb '18 7:40:54 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/TheShapeOfWater'', Elisa hides the Asset ([[FishPeople an amphibious humanoid]]) in her bathroom after she and her friends rescue him from the government laboratory.
23rd Nov '17 9:52:01 AM FordPrefect
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* In the new ''Series/DoctorWho'' series, the tenth Doctor hides ''himself'' in this manner by storing his timelord memory in a locket and tricking himself into thinking he is a Edwardian-era boarding school teacher so that the Family of Blood will not track him down and kill him in his past. His companion ends up posing as a beleaguered maid, retaining full knowledge of why her "employer" [[BadBoss has good reason to act so out of character.]]

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* In the new ''Series/DoctorWho'' series, the [[TheNthDoctor tenth Doctor Doctor]] hides ''himself'' in this manner by storing his timelord Time Lord memory and genetics in a locket and tricking himself into thinking he is a Edwardian-era boarding school teacher so that the Family of Blood will not track him down and kill him in his past.him. His companion ends up posing as a beleaguered maid, retaining full knowledge of why her "employer" [[BadBoss has good reason to act so out of character.]] [[spoiler:Eventually, the Family finds him anyway, and we learn the real reason he did it: to save ''them'' from the FateWorseThanDeath he has to unleash to stop them.]]
28th Oct '17 12:11:55 AM jerodast
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* Mike hides Eleven in his basement in ''Series/StrangerThings'', both because TheyWouldCutYouUp and because he thinks she can help them find Will.



* In a short story titled ''Such A Sweet Little Girl'', a CreepyChild has a ghost in her room. Subverted in that the girl in no way makes the ghost's presence a secret (and in fact openly brags about it), but no one in her family believes her.

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* In a short story titled ''Such A Sweet Little Girl'', a CreepyChild has a ghost in her room. Subverted Played with in that the girl in no way makes the ghost's presence a secret (and in fact openly brags about it), but no one everyone in her family believes her.dismisses the signs anyway.



* Excellently done on ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''. Michael guesses correctly that his son is hiding someone in the attic, but assumes it's his girlfriend rather than his grandfather. This leads to the following exchange when his son tries to confess:

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* Excellently done on ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''. Michael guesses correctly that his son is hiding someone in the attic, but assumes it's his girlfriend rather than his grandfather.fugitive grandfather on the run for "light treason". This leads to the following exchange when his son tries to confess:


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* Mike hides Eleven in his basement in ''Series/StrangerThings'', both because TheyWouldCutYouUp and because he thinks she can help them find Will.
22nd Oct '17 1:25:49 PM Rebu
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* [[Film/IronMan3 Iron Man in my Garage]]. Notably, Tony's in and out over the course of, apparently, a single night. Also, "Tony Stark is ''in my van!''" as said by a gigantic fan with a tattoo of him.

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* [[Film/IronMan3 ''Film/IronMan3'': Iron Man in my Garage]].Garage. Notably, Tony's in and out over the course of, apparently, a single night. Also, "Tony Stark is ''in my van!''" as said by a gigantic fan with a tattoo of him.
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