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27th Jun '17 9:51:01 PM DA
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** Played straight with the Thnikkaman. No one seems to realize he's actually just Bubs in sunglasses and a piece of paper with a "TH" on it taped to his shirt. Coach Z even tried to "unmask" him, but failed hilariously.
16th Jun '17 3:29:17 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* Played straight in ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' along with a good dose of DramaticIrony as main heroes Ladybug/Marinette and Chat Noir/Adrien are classmates who sit back and front of one another in school, but all they have to "hide" their identities are [[DominoMask Domino Masks]]. Especially glaring since when she transforms Marinette's hairstyle remains the same, and her borderline obsessive crush on Adrien- which in turn leads to an infuriating case of LovesMyAlterEgo ''and'' UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo (infuriating both in and out-of-universe).
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' episode "Let's Play Courtroom Drama", Mr. Cat wears a pair of glasses to become his own lawyer.

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* Played straight in ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' along with a good dose of DramaticIrony as main heroes Ladybug/Marinette and Chat Noir/Adrien are classmates who sit back and front of one another in school, but all they have to "hide" their identities are [[DominoMask Domino Masks]].{{Domino Mask}}s. Especially glaring since when she transforms Marinette's hairstyle remains the same, and her borderline obsessive crush on Adrien- which in turn leads to an infuriating case of LovesMyAlterEgo ''and'' UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo (infuriating both in and out-of-universe).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'':
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In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' episode "Let's "[[CourtroomEpisode Let's Play Courtroom Drama", Drama]]", Mr. Cat wears a pair of glasses to become his own lawyer.lawyer.
** The trope is parodied in another episode where Mr. Cat wears a pair of glasses again, and [[TheDitz Stumpy]] believes that he is someone else (though everyone else could tell who it was).
13th Jun '17 11:47:09 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis''. Deconstructed, as villains discovered the secret identities ''all the time''. The answer: a little mind wiping by ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}.

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* ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis''. ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'': Deconstructed, as villains discovered the secret identities ''all the time''. The answer: a little mind wiping by ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}.



* ComicBook/BlackCanary doesn't wear a mask, but the original Black Canary, Dinah Drake, wore a blonde wig, as did her daughter Dinah Laurel Lance, originally. It worked well as when wig-less they looked nothing like their costumed selves. The younger Canary now grew out her hair and simply dyes her hair blonde, however, and while her secret identity was acknowledged to be a relatively thin one, it was made public by villains in a 2010 ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' storyline.

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* ComicBook/BlackCanary doesn't wear a mask, mask (aside from her appearances), but the original Black Canary, Dinah Drake, wore a blonde wig, as did her daughter Dinah Laurel Lance, originally. It worked well as when wig-less they looked nothing like their costumed selves. The younger Canary now grew out her hair and simply dyes her hair blonde, however, and while her secret identity was acknowledged to be a relatively thin one, it was made public by villains in a 2010 ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' storyline.



* This was lampshaded in the old ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series, where Series/TheGreenHornet guest stars in a {{crossover}}. The villain's PerkyFemaleMinion comes very, ''very'' close to figuring out the identities of ''both'' heroes, but gets them mixed up (thinking Reid is Batman and Wayne is the Hornet). When Batman proves otherwise by phoning her while she's having dinner with Reid, her suspicion - as close as it was - falls apart.

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* ''Series/{{Batman}}'':
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This was lampshaded in the old ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series, where Series/TheGreenHornet guest stars in a {{crossover}}. The villain's PerkyFemaleMinion comes very, ''very'' close to figuring out the identities of ''both'' heroes, but gets them mixed up (thinking Reid is Batman and Wayne is the Hornet). When Batman proves otherwise by phoning her while she's having dinner with Reid, her suspicion - as close as it was - falls apart.
** In civilian form, Barbara Gordon is a mild-mannered librarian with glasses who has her brown hair cropped short. As ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}, she wears a long red wig. When she was [[CanonImmigrant added into the comics]] they made her disguise hairstyle into her actual hairstyle.
29th May '17 11:34:06 PM infernape612
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** In Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder villainess Elsa manages to spend most of the season working as the principal of the Rangers' high school. Her disguise is limited to a business suit, glasses, and eventually, a haircut. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded practically by name]] when her identity is revealed.

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** In Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' villainess Elsa manages to spend most of the season working as the principal of the Rangers' high school. Her disguise is limited to a business suit, glasses, and eventually, a haircut. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded practically by name]] when her identity is revealed.
29th May '17 11:30:35 PM infernape612
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*** With the love potion, Superman pretended to be influenced by it when he had had it applied to him in his disguise, so Lois did have a situation where Superman and Clark seemed to react to the potion differently, making potion reaction a theoretical difference. Why this does not cause an unrelenting investigative reporter like Lois Lane to want to know why Clark can resist something that overcomes even superman probably raises more questions than it answers.

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*** With the love potion, Superman pretended to be influenced by it when he had had it applied to him in his disguise, so Lois did have a situation where Superman and Clark seemed to react to the potion differently, making potion reaction a theoretical difference. Why this does not cause an unrelenting investigative reporter like Lois Lane to want to know why Clark can resist something that overcomes even superman Superman probably raises more questions than it answers.
29th May '17 10:01:03 PM nombretomado
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*** Until the episode, "By Jove, You've Wrecked My Robots!" where Tobey outright accuses Becky of being WordGirl with plenty of evidence- thanks to, well, this [[http://wordgirl.wikia.com/wiki/File:Wordgirl_New_Episode_By_Jove,_You%27ve_Wrecked_My_Robots_0001.jpg snapshot]]. As Tobey said, so many other things fall into place once you have evidence like THAT (same height, same hairstyle, [[VillainousCrush same ruby red lips]]...).
** She's constantly calling her parents 'Mom' and 'Dad' when she sees them 'as WordGirl,' then painfully acting as if she meant to say something else ("Mom! I mean, mom... Mambo!").
** Too many examples to list here, really, but my favorite is when "Exposition Guy" inadvertantly throws a newspaper featuring WordGirl at Becky, and her face pokes through- at the exact place her face would be in costume, right size, everything.

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*** Until the episode, "By Jove, You've Wrecked My Robots!" where Tobey outright accuses Becky of being WordGirl [=WordGirl=] with plenty of evidence- thanks to, well, this [[http://wordgirl.wikia.com/wiki/File:Wordgirl_New_Episode_By_Jove,_You%27ve_Wrecked_My_Robots_0001.jpg snapshot]]. As Tobey said, so many other things fall into place once you have evidence like THAT (same height, same hairstyle, [[VillainousCrush same ruby red lips]]...).
** She's constantly calling her parents 'Mom' and 'Dad' when she sees them 'as WordGirl,' [=WordGirl=],' then painfully acting as if she meant to say something else ("Mom! I mean, mom... Mambo!").
** Too many examples to list here, really, but my favorite is when "Exposition Guy" inadvertantly inadvertently throws a newspaper featuring WordGirl [=WordGirl=] at Becky, and her face pokes through- at the exact place her face would be in costume, right size, everything.
29th May '17 3:04:47 PM LentilSandEater
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* For a while, ComicBook/{{Starfire}} of the ComicBook/TeenTitans managed to keep a secret identity as a model by simply covering her [[TechnicolorEyes glowing green eyes]] with a pair of sunglasses. Apparently no one noticed her ''[[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe orange skin]]''. Apparently people just thought it was fake and a celebrity gimmick, but have you seen her body? Or her hair?
** [[Series/JerseyShore Hey, wait a minute...]]

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* For a while, ComicBook/{{Starfire}} of the ComicBook/TeenTitans managed to keep a secret identity as a model by simply covering her [[TechnicolorEyes glowing green eyes]] with a pair of sunglasses. Apparently no one noticed her ''[[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe orange skin]]''. Apparently people just thought it was fake and a celebrity gimmick, but have you seen her body? Or her hair?
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hair? [[Series/JerseyShore Hey, wait a minute...]]
29th May '17 2:59:34 PM LentilSandEater
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* In the early [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] ''[[ComicBook/FantasticFour Human Torch]]'', "everybody knows that Sue Storm is the Invisible Girl, but no-one knows her brother Johnny is the Human Torch." After the writers realized how stupid this plot point was, they {{retcon}}ned it into everyone knowing, but since they were aware of Johnny's attempts at hiding it, they respected that he didn't want them to talk about it. An earlier story where the brilliant Wizard tries, and fails, to learn Johnny's identity is quietly ignored, and he knows perfectly well who the Torch is in his next appearance. To be fair, Johnny Storm was the [[LegacyCharacter second]] Human Torch, the first being a sapient combat android.

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* In the early [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] ''[[ComicBook/FantasticFour Human Torch]]'', "everybody knows that Sue Storm is the Invisible Girl, but no-one knows her brother Johnny is the Human Torch." After the writers realized how stupid this plot point was, they {{retcon}}ned it into everyone knowing, but since they were aware of Johnny's attempts at hiding it, they respected that he didn't want them to talk about it. An earlier story where the brilliant Wizard tries, and fails, to learn Johnny's identity is quietly ignored, and he knows perfectly well who the Torch is in his next appearance. To be fair, Johnny Storm was the [[LegacyCharacter second]] Human Torch, the first being a sapient combat android.



* Happens in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', to the point where Tedd can fool Will and Gill without even meaning it -- they call him an impostor when they see him without his glasses. To be fair, though, those are really big glasses and they seem not to know what glasses are.

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* Happens in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', to the point where Tedd can fool Will and Gill without even meaning it -- they call him an impostor when they see him without his glasses. To be fair, though, those are really big glasses and they seem not to know what glasses are.
29th May '17 2:55:22 PM LentilSandEater
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** {{Lampshaded}} during [[Creator/GrantMorrison Morrison]]'s ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' run, where the team got chewed out by a random citizen of Star City who just happened to have a blond goatee. [[FridgeBrilliance Maybe blond goatees are just perpetually in-fashion in Star City]]!

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** {{Lampshaded}} during [[Creator/GrantMorrison Morrison]]'s ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' run, where the team got chewed out by a random citizen of Star City who just happened to have a blond goatee. [[FridgeBrilliance Maybe blond goatees are just perpetually in-fashion in Star City]]!City!
29th May '17 2:51:32 PM LentilSandEater
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** Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' when Supergirl attempts to disguise herself with a pair of glasses and a wig -- Superman/Clark Kent sees right through her PaperThinDisguise despite the fact that it's a more elaborate disguise than Superman himself uses. Well, Superman/Clark Kent does have X-ray vision...

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** Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' when Supergirl attempts to disguise herself with a pair of glasses and a wig -- Superman/Clark Kent sees right through her PaperThinDisguise despite the fact that it's a more elaborate disguise than Superman himself uses. Well, Superman/Clark Kent does have X-ray vision...
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