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19th Jan '17 8:20:41 AM KrspaceT
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*** Lelouch also changes the demeanour considerably; as himself he's a soft-spoken, kindly big brother as far as Nunnally is concerned, while as Zero he is a megalomaniac LargeHam.
** A straighter example would be Euphemia li Britannia, who disguises herself amidst hostages under a pair of Clark Kent glasses. Nobody, not even the perpetrators know it's her until she takes them off.

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*** Lelouch also changes the demeanour demeanor considerably; as himself he's a soft-spoken, kindly big brother as far as Nunnally is concerned, while as Zero he is a megalomaniac LargeHam.
LargeHam.
** A straighter example would be Euphemia li Britannia, who disguises herself amidst hostages under a pair of Clark Kent glasses. Nobody, not even the perpetrators know it's her until she takes them off.off and says who she is.



** Lelouch and Nunnally are also exiled Britannian royalty, and they hide in plain sight under their real first names but using the made-up last name Lamperouge. Granted, they were somewhat obscure, and only kids when they were exiled.

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** Lelouch and Nunnally are also exiled Britannian royalty, and they hide in plain sight under their real first names but using the made-up last name Lamperouge. Granted, they were somewhat obscure, and only kids when they were exiled.exiled, though one wonders what would have happened if one of their siblings looked at a phone book.
17th Jan '17 3:52:18 AM LukeSurl
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* Played for laughs in ''ComicBook/TheUnbeatableSquirrelGirl'': Doreen's efforts to hide her secret identity often manifest as a SuspiciouslySpecificDenial.
--->'''Doreen:''' I'm Doreen, and I'm actually a totally regular person.
15th Jan '17 9:15:54 AM JoeMerl
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** {{Justified}} in ''Anime/CuteHighEarthDefenseClubLove,'' an AffectionateParody of MagicalGirls ([[GenderInverted with boys]]): the alien technology that makes them Magical Boys also makes it so that people see their faces blurred out and their voices altered. Their [[DarkMagicalGirl villainous counterparts]] have similar abilities.
15th Jan '17 7:14:16 AM DaibhidC
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** In one 90s storyline where Jimmy Olsen thought he'd discovered Superman's secret identity, but backed out of revealing it on TV at the last minute, Cat Grant and another reporter dismissed the idea it was any of the three people he'd proposed in the lead-up.
--->'''Cat''': Clark's been photographed with Superman, and besides...\\
'''Ralph''': He's ''Clark Kent''.\\
'''Cat''': Exactly.
15th Jan '17 6:36:01 AM DaibhidC
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** New 52's Kara didn't use any extras.
** The Linda/Matrix gestalt didn't use any extras.

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** New 52's Kara didn't use any extras.
** The Linda/Matrix gestalt didn't use any extras.
extras (but only half-heartedly attempted to have a secret identity in one story).


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** Reversing this, when the naturally brunette Post-Crisis Linda Danvers lost the ability to transform into Supergirl, she started wearing a ''blonde'' wig in her heroic persona.
14th Jan '17 6:01:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Stieg Larsson's ''[[TheMillenniumTrilogy Millennium]]'' series, Lisbeth Salander had insisted on her punk rocker girl appearance so heavily, even [[UpToEleven comically exaggerated it]] during her trial, that she could adopt any other persona and nobody would recognize her, as they were not expecting that. She disguised as a blonde and carried a fake passport by the name 'Irene Nesser' and nobody, policeman, border guard or airport security man cared to look closer.

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* In Stieg Larsson's ''[[TheMillenniumTrilogy ''[[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy Millennium]]'' series, Lisbeth Salander had insisted on her punk rocker girl appearance so heavily, even [[UpToEleven comically exaggerated it]] during her trial, that she could adopt any other persona and nobody would recognize her, as they were not expecting that. She disguised as a blonde and carried a fake passport by the name 'Irene Nesser' and nobody, policeman, border guard or airport security man cared to look closer.
14th Jan '17 6:01:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/DavidEddings' TheMalloreon, 'Zakath takes advantage of this after he's more or less shanghaied into joining the companions on their quest. Despite being the Emperor of nearly half the world, all he has to do is grow a beard and change clothes to go unrecognized; he explains that most of his subjects have only ever "seen" the Emperor as an image on coins, and of the minority that ''have'' seen him in person, most saw only the guards, attendants, and trappings around him. No-one would expect to see the Emperor riding through the backcountry unattended, unshaven and in ordinary clothes.

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* In Creator/DavidEddings' TheMalloreon, ''Literature/TheMalloreon'', 'Zakath takes advantage of this after he's more or less shanghaied into joining the companions on their quest. Despite being the Emperor of nearly half the world, all he has to do is grow a beard and change clothes to go unrecognized; he explains that most of his subjects have only ever "seen" the Emperor as an image on coins, and of the minority that ''have'' seen him in person, most saw only the guards, attendants, and trappings around him. No-one would expect to see the Emperor riding through the backcountry unattended, unshaven and in ordinary clothes.
11th Jan '17 4:54:12 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Clark ran into a problem when he [[DeathIsCheap back from the dead]] ([[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman it's a long story]]) and had to explain why he disappeared for so long. He and Lois brainstorm a lot of ideas before deciding that Clark was trapped under a fallen building for a month (which had happened for real to other people). But some of the weirder suggestions were wandering the country with EasyAmnesia, or alien abduction, to which Lois says:

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** Clark ran into a problem when he [[DeathIsCheap came back from the dead]] ([[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman it's a long story]]) and had to explain why he disappeared for so long. He and Lois brainstorm a lot of ideas before deciding that Clark was trapped under a fallen building for a month (which had happened for real to other people). But some of the weirder suggestions were wandering the country with EasyAmnesia, or alien abduction, to which Lois says:



** This [[http://textsfromsuperheroes.com/post/29271149395 this text conversation]] between Lex Luthor and Metallo suggests that Superman's RoguesGallery at large knows about his secret identity, but they don't think there's any way to take advantage of it; after all, if he’s busy with his day job, that’s more helpful to them than anything.

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** This [[http://textsfromsuperheroes.com/post/29271149395 this text conversation]] between Lex Luthor and Metallo suggests that Superman's RoguesGallery at large knows about his secret identity, but they don't think there's any way to take advantage of it; after all, if he’s busy with his day job, that’s more helpful to them than anything.
6th Jan '17 8:32:36 PM nombretomado
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* Despite wearing her Jem Star Earrings in both of her identities, no one expects the mysterious {{Jem}} to be Jerrica Benton--must be because of the pink-colored EightiesHair she gives her rock-star identity. Or because of Synergy's ability to use holograms to show Jem and Jerrica in the same place at the same time.

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* Despite wearing her Jem Star Earrings in both of her identities, no one expects the mysterious {{Jem}} WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} to be Jerrica Benton--must be because of the pink-colored EightiesHair she gives her rock-star identity. Or because of Synergy's ability to use holograms to show Jem and Jerrica in the same place at the same time.
4th Jan '17 4:04:07 AM LentilSandEater
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* Spoofed in ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}''. Homura’s mouth cover would be moderately effective to hide his identity from people he only meets in the middle of battle once or twice, can’t really get a close look at him and have little or no chance to encounter him in his Kagari persona. He’s nevertheless absolutely ''baffled'' by the fact that Tsukiumi and Musubi, both of whom he lives with and have seen him very close-up in and out of disguise, can’t seem to figure it out.
** Musubi briefly wonders if she has seen Homura somewhere else, but being… well, [[TheDitz a moron]], she dismisses the thought because [[LogicalFallacies “Kagari doesn’t wear a mask”]].
** Considering his power, the mask is probably necessary.

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* Spoofed in ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}''. Homura’s mouth cover would be moderately effective to hide his identity from people he only meets in the middle of battle once or twice, can’t really get a close look at him and have little or no chance to encounter him in his Kagari persona. He’s nevertheless absolutely ''baffled'' by the fact that Tsukiumi and Musubi, both of whom he lives with and have seen him very close-up in and out of disguise, can’t seem to figure it out.
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out. Musubi briefly wonders if she has seen Homura somewhere else, but being… well, [[TheDitz a moron]], she dismisses the thought because [[LogicalFallacies “Kagari doesn’t wear a mask”]].
** Considering his power, the mask is probably necessary.
mask”]].



** ''Possibly'' played straight in the ''Pretty Sammy'' OVA series - this was one of the main reasons why Sasami didn't want to be Pretty Sammy (the other was that the costume is ridiculous). However, when she goes on her first fight, no one recognizes her, so she takes it as a good sign. However, there were only three [=OVAs=] made, so it's not known if they would have went the TV route.

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** ''Possibly'' played Played straight in the ''Pretty Sammy'' OVA series - this was one of the main reasons why Sasami didn't want to be Pretty Sammy (the other was that the costume is ridiculous). However, when she goes on her first fight, no one recognizes her, so she takes it as a good sign. However, there were only three [=OVAs=] made, so it's not known if they would have went the TV route.
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