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30th Apr '16 9:48:45 AM Quanyails
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* In ''{{Moetan}}'' (a parody of magical girl anime featuring a protagonist who tutors students in English), the magical girl of the show almost blows her own cover. One of her first lessons to her classmate/crush is, in Japanese and English, "Don?t you think that magical girls look the same even after they transform?"

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* In ''{{Moetan}}'' (a parody of magical girl anime featuring a protagonist who tutors students in English), the magical girl of the show almost blows her own cover. One of her first lessons to her classmate/crush is, in Japanese and English, "Don?t "Don't you think that magical girls look the same even after they transform?"
30th Apr '16 9:47:00 AM Quanyails
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* The VillainOfTheWeek of one Silver Age story was a Kandorian criminal who used a " face-changing machine" to look like Superman. He managed to get Superman sent to Kandor for a while, but Supes escaped and came after him. The criminal flew into a gentleman's outfitters and quickly threw on a disguise -- a business suit, fedora and glasses. Needless to say, it didn't work on Superman.

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* The VillainOfTheWeek of one Silver Age story was a Kandorian criminal who used a " face-changing "face-changing machine" to look like Superman. He managed to get Superman sent to Kandor for a while, but Supes escaped and came after him. The criminal flew into a gentleman's outfitters and quickly threw on a disguise -- a business suit, fedora and glasses. Needless to say, it didn't work on Superman.
29th Apr '16 12:45:54 PM EDP
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** In the manga Minako's disguise is also helped by the fact ''everyone'' knows that Sailor V works with the police (actually false for most of her career, a youma simply assumed and sent her challenge letter for V to the police and the public fell for it), thus she couldn't be known cop-hater Minako Aino.
8th Apr '16 7:39:01 AM ClatoLawa
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* In ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/222934/batmare-beyond Batmare Beyond]]'', Rarity realises she runs the risk of being identified as the new "Batman" if she lets herself be seen, as she's the only known unicorn on Earth, and plans to avert this using magical illusions. However, when she ''does'' get photographed in costume and printed in the newspaper, no one makes the connection despite Rarity being in another photo (from a Wayne funded charity auction) on the same page, in more or less the same pose and with the same facial expression. This leads her to declare that, "The entire population of Earth are ''morons''!"

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* In ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/222934/batmare-beyond ''[[Fanfic/AdoptedDisplaced Batmare Beyond]]'', Rarity realises she runs the risk of being identified as the new "Batman" if she lets herself be seen, as she's the only known unicorn on Earth, and plans to avert this using magical illusions. However, when she ''does'' get photographed in costume and printed in the newspaper, no one makes the connection despite Rarity being in another photo (from a Wayne funded charity auction) on the same page, in more or less the same pose and with the same facial expression. This leads her to declare that, "The entire population of Earth are ''morons''!"
7th Apr '16 4:30:07 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', after being shrunk to a grade-school kid, the title character does the same thing as Clark Kent: wears a pair of glasses to hide his identity. It ususally works well, until he slips up and says information he shouldn't have known unless he was really Shinichi Kudo, who was ''supposed'' to be a distant relative. This leads to his girlfriend, Ran, becoming suspicious of him several times, but she always ends up [[CassandraTruth discrediting her own finds]] because the evidence doesn't quite match up, due to some outside interference (usually planned by the protagonist himself). In one scene, when [[spoiler: the character Ai Haibara returns to her original age, Conan offers her his glasses as disguise, saying that they work well enough for Clark Kent. The response from Ai is, "[[LampshadeHanging So are you saying you're Superman now?]]"]]

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* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', after being shrunk to a grade-school kid, the title character does the same thing as Clark Kent: wears a pair of glasses to hide his identity. It ususally usually works well, until he slips up and says information he shouldn't have known unless he was really Shinichi Kudo, who was ''supposed'' to be a distant relative. This leads to his girlfriend, Ran, becoming suspicious of him several times, but she always ends up [[CassandraTruth discrediting her own finds]] because the evidence doesn't quite match up, due to some outside interference (usually planned by the protagonist himself). In one scene, when [[spoiler: the character Ai Haibara returns to her original age, Conan offers her his glasses as disguise, saying that they work well enough for Clark Kent. The response from Ai is, "[[LampshadeHanging So are you saying you're Superman now?]]"]]
6th Apr '16 11:50:00 AM res20stupid
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* ''Disney/Cinderella'' has a pretty justified example - for one thing, she's been kept as a servant in her [[WickedStepmother stepmother's]] house since she was a young girl so no-one except the [[PrinceCharming Prince]] would recognize her. Also, neither her stepsisters or stepmother get a good look at her It doesn't necessarily work, though - Lady Tremaine is suspicious but can't prove it at the ball.
2nd Apr '16 10:42:13 PM GrammarNavi
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* In the Melissa McCarthy vehicle Spy her character wears several different disguises that are all Paper Thin (wearing various wigs and ugly touristy clothing, or wearing very stylish outfits like ball gowns and leather). Several times she is seen by a few of the same people but they don't realize that she is the same person each time. But parts of that may be her quick thinking nature.

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* In the Melissa McCarthy [=McCarthy=] vehicle Spy her character wears several different disguises that are all Paper Thin (wearing various wigs and ugly touristy clothing, or wearing very stylish outfits like ball gowns and leather). Several times she is seen by a few of the same people but they don't realize that she is the same person each time. But parts of that may be her quick thinking nature.
1st Apr '16 11:16:56 AM ObsidianFire
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** Another justification in the manga is that most people don't ''want'' to believe that ditzy Usagi, crazy Minako, shy Ami, stoic and cynical Rei and (alleged) bully Makoto are a group of [[LargeHam hammy]] superheroes. The only one who could be discovered is Minako, who is incredibly hammy even as a civilian... [[GenreSavvy Except the one time her childhood friend Hikaru met Sailor V she acted meeker than usual, throwing her off course]].

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** Another justification in the manga is that most people don't ''want'' to believe that ditzy Usagi, crazy Minako, shy Ami, stoic and cynical Rei and (alleged) bully Makoto are a group of [[LargeHam hammy]] superheroes. The only one who could be discovered is Minako, who is incredibly hammy even as a civilian... [[GenreSavvy Except the one time her childhood friend Hikaru met Sailor V she acted meeker than usual, throwing her off course]].course.



* Practically inverted in {{Series/Merlin}}. Merlin's OlderAlterEgo looks, sounds, and acts nothing like him and yet everyone says his "eyes are familiar". And it's not like he has an unusual eye color or anything, they're standard blue eyes in a cast of blue eyes that ''everyone'' picks up on. Even when he [[DisguisedInDrag disguised himself as an old woman]] (very convincingly at that), Arthur kept wondering if he'd met "her" before. Although, given that Arthur is extremely WrongGenreSavvy, whatever guess he had had to be miles off.

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* Practically inverted in {{Series/Merlin}}. Merlin's OlderAlterEgo looks, sounds, and acts nothing like him and yet everyone says his "eyes are familiar". And it's not like he has an unusual eye color or anything, they're standard blue eyes in a cast of blue eyes that ''everyone'' picks up on. Even when he [[DisguisedInDrag disguised himself as an old woman]] (very convincingly at that), Arthur kept wondering if he'd met "her" before. Although, given that Arthur is extremely WrongGenreSavvy, stupid, whatever guess he had had to be miles off.



* In ''[[http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2976222/1/Leviathan Leviathan!]]'', Troy never seems to realize that the "[[IneffectualSympatheticVillain supervillain]]" he constantly fights/helps and the man he's in love with are one and the same in spite of 1) their names being Leviathan and Levi respectively, 2) him coming ''[[MasterOfDelusion this]]'' close to putting two and two together early on, and 3) him repeatedly commenting on how much Leviathan reminds him of Levi to the point of [[DoppelgangerDating flirting with Leviathan in his superhero guise as Triton when Levi rebukes his advances as Troy]]. Even when he learns that Levi can't be human due to the [[ManOfSteelWomanOfKleenex Man of Steel, Man of Kleenex]] problem, he ''still'' doesn't connect the dots. Then again, ''Leviathan!'' is an AffectionateParody of superhero tropes and Troy is exactly the kind of GenreBlind hero who'd be too lovestruck to notice the obvious.

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* In ''[[http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2976222/1/Leviathan Leviathan!]]'', Troy never seems to realize that the "[[IneffectualSympatheticVillain supervillain]]" he constantly fights/helps and the man he's in love with are one and the same in spite of 1) their names being Leviathan and Levi respectively, 2) him coming ''[[MasterOfDelusion this]]'' close to putting two and two together early on, and 3) him repeatedly commenting on how much Leviathan reminds him of Levi to the point of [[DoppelgangerDating flirting with Leviathan in his superhero guise as Triton when Levi rebukes his advances as Troy]]. Even when he learns that Levi can't be human due to the [[ManOfSteelWomanOfKleenex Man of Steel, Man of Kleenex]] problem, he ''still'' doesn't connect the dots. Then again, ''Leviathan!'' is an AffectionateParody of superhero tropes and Troy is exactly the kind of GenreBlind hero who'd be too lovestruck to notice the obvious.
31st Mar '16 11:36:28 PM RobTan
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* Tom Cruise prepared for his role in ''Film/Collateral'' by taking a job as a UPS courier, which he worked for weeks while secretly filming himself. The video shows Cruise interacting with customers, walking around in broad daylight and even having protracted conversations with people on his lunch break, and going totally unrecognised because he was wearing sunglasses and a hat.

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* Tom Cruise prepared for his role in ''Film/Collateral'' ''Film/{{Collateral}}'' by taking a job as a UPS courier, which he worked for weeks while secretly filming himself. The video shows Cruise interacting with customers, walking around in broad daylight and even having protracted conversations with people on his lunch break, and going totally unrecognised because he was wearing sunglasses and a hat.
31st Mar '16 4:57:18 PM SirSapphire
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*** The in story explanation was not that Clark was immune to the potion, but that he wasn't attracted to Lois enough for it to have an effect on him (since it only enhances existing feelings).
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