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3rd May '16 1:12:52 PM Tron80
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* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': When Shinji met Asuka she came across as an arrogant, short-tempered woman. When they started living together, though, he realized that she was hiding a softer, more vulnerable side. Later on, Asuka said that Shinji was the only one who had seen her real self beneath the mask.
2nd May '16 1:25:45 PM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', when Shinji met Asuka, she seemed to radiate confidence, certainty and arrogance. However, he witnessed one of her breakdowns when they were in her mecha's cockpit, and when he probed her mind, he sensed that she was hiding a lot of pain, sorrow and fragility beneath her feigned arrogance.
2nd May '16 9:58:25 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'', several characters -Shinji, Misato, Hikari...- comment that Asuka is a very different person than most of people think, because even though she may look strong and arrogant... that is a mask; and her real self is hurt, vulnerable and without self-esteem:
-->Because, like an frozen, unforgiving iceberg, there was a lot more to Asuka beneath the surface.
26th Apr '16 9:29:47 PM WillBGood
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** Moriarty is seen to be your normal, stupid, CampGay boyfriend to Molly but it's revealed that he's Sherlock's EvilCounterPart. Also, he wanted to [[LivingEmotionalCrutch end John's life.]] As in, he wanted to kill him! [[TearJerker No wonder Sherlock had to fake his own death. John's who entire safety was at risk.]]

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** Moriarty is seen to be your normal, stupid, CampGay boyfriend to Molly but it's revealed that he's Sherlock's EvilCounterPart. EvilCounterpart. Also, he wanted to end [[LivingEmotionalCrutch end John's life.]] As in, he wanted to kill him! John's]] life. [[TearJerker No wonder Sherlock had to fake his own death. John's who entire safety was at risk.]]
23rd Apr '16 4:38:41 AM Tron80
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** Harry himself is noted as coming out from his repressed shell and being freer with his emotions following his being reclaimed by Thor, as well as becoming notably more assertive and confident, with a pronounced temper (though as McGonagall observes, it was always there, just very well hidden). However, he still generally defaults to {{Adorkable}}.

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** Harry himself is noted as coming out from his repressed shell and being freer with his emotions following his being reclaimed by Thor, as well as becoming notably more assertive and confident, with a pronounced temper (though as McGonagall [=McGonagall=] observes, it was always there, just very well hidden). However, he still generally defaults to {{Adorkable}}.


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* During [[spoiler:their wedding]] in ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'', Shinji told Asuka that he had seen under her "tough girl" mask and he realized that she was a vulnerable, hurt girl who he wanted to protect with all his strength.
27th Feb '16 9:37:13 PM Willbyr
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%%* ''[[DotHack .hack]]''.
* In ''KareKano'', Arima is insanely scared of what's beneath his.
* ''KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'' has the protagonist who gradually feels more and more free to act more feminine.

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%%* ''[[DotHack .hack]]''.
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* In ''KareKano'', ''Manga/KareKano'', Arima is insanely scared of what's beneath his.
* ''KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'' ''Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'' has the protagonist who gradually feels more and more free to act more feminine.



* Kurei from ''{{Flame of Recca}}'' personifies this trope, he even wears a mask! He may seem like one of the most cruel, heartless and sadistic characters in the series, but most of his actions are driven by his love for people he cares about.

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* Kurei from ''{{Flame of Recca}}'' ''FlameOfRecca'' personifies this trope, he even wears a mask! He may seem like one of the most cruel, heartless and sadistic characters in the series, but most of his actions are driven by his love for people he cares about.
24th Feb '16 8:14:59 PM Premonition45
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* Music/{{REM}}'s "Imitation of Life" is about how people tend to hide their insecurities while trying to be happy. The music video is [[TheOner a 20-second clip set at an outdoor party played backwards and forwards]], with dozens of smaller events going on, [[RewatchBonus many of which aren't immediately apparent in the first viewing]].
-->"That sugarcane that tasted good, that's who you are, that's what you could. Come on, come on, no one can see you cry..."
12th Feb '16 3:16:25 PM danime91
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* The original [[TropeNamer Trope Namers]] were pirates. They would lure ships close using false flags (the colors mentioned) of friendly nations or merchant trading ships. When they got close enough to not allow the target to escape, they would strike those and raise a pirate flag, their "true colors".



* Naturally, internet predators.
30th Jan '16 11:36:07 PM SamCurt
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* The AnimatedAdaptation of ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'' shows how Aya feels beneath the socially required JapanesePoliteness and stoicness through the heavy use of HexagonalSpeechBalloon.

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* The AnimatedAdaptation of ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'' shows how Aya feels beneath the socially required JapanesePoliteness and stoicness through the heavy use of HexagonalSpeechBalloon. On the other hand, she also hides the fact she's actually a social misfit by playing the role of the local wallflower. She later wondered this latter point is why [[FriendlessBackground she doesn't have any friends]]--she could ''get along'' with the other kids, but by oppressing her personality she has too little to be likable.
29th Jan '16 2:55:09 AM Acebrock
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Related to {{GIFT}} and WhatYouAreInTheDark. Often used in conjunction with JerkWithAHeartOfGold, JerkassFacade, BitchInSheepsClothing, SugarAndIcePersonality, and TheProudElite. ObfuscatingStupidity and ObfuscatingInsanity can be subtropes, as can ADarkerMe.

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Related to {{GIFT}} and WhatYouAreInTheDark. Often used in conjunction with JerkWithAHeartOfGold, JerkassFacade, BitchInSheepsClothing, SugarAndIcePersonality, SadClown, and TheProudElite. ObfuscatingStupidity and ObfuscatingInsanity can be subtropes, as can ADarkerMe.
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