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26th Jul '16 4:07:52 AM RobTan
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* Parodied when this particular demotivational [[http://www.digdang.com/image/superman_is_always_watching_you/5321/ poster]], was altered to [[http://memebase.cheezburger.com/verydemotivational/tag/clark-kent this]]
17th Jul '16 4:11:15 AM ClatoLawa
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* Played straight in ''WesterAnimation/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. 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).

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* Played straight in ''WesterAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' ''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. 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).
14th Jul '16 12:46:52 PM Willbyr
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* Spoofed in ''{{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, canít really get a close look at him and have little or no chance to encounter him in his Kagari persona. Heís 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, canít seem to figure it out.

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* Spoofed in ''{{Sekirei}}''.''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, canít really get a close look at him and have little or no chance to encounter him in his Kagari persona. Heís 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, canít seem to figure it out.



** ''TokyoMewMew'' is a particularly odd case, considering that, in their Mew Mew forms, the Mew Mews only add a "Mew" to their first name (e.g. Mew Ichigo) and somehow that prevents people from figuring it out -- granted, in the manga (the original Japanese version anyway), the names aren't ''written'' the same, but this doesn't matter when it's shouted across the street. Though, in both versions, Ichigo's crush Masaya ''nearly'' recognizes her in her transformed form, and later figures out her identity. Another exception is that Minto was able to recognize the mysterious Mew Mew as her idol/crush Zakuro.

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** ''TokyoMewMew'' ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' is a particularly odd case, considering that, in their Mew Mew forms, the Mew Mews only add a "Mew" to their first name (e.g. Mew Ichigo) and somehow that prevents people from figuring it out -- granted, in the manga (the original Japanese version anyway), the names aren't ''written'' the same, but this doesn't matter when it's shouted across the street. Though, in both versions, Ichigo's crush Masaya ''nearly'' recognizes her in her transformed form, and later figures out her identity. Another exception is that Minto was able to recognize the mysterious Mew Mew as her idol/crush Zakuro.



* Subverted in ''MahouSenseiNegima!'' During the badge collection game, Yuna tries to trick Nodoka and Yue out of their badges, disguising herself with a mask during a festival. However, the two quickly realize who it is, as her distinctive side ponytail is quite clearly visible.

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* Subverted in ''MahouSenseiNegima!'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' During the badge collection game, Yuna tries to trick Nodoka and Yue out of their badges, disguising herself with a mask during a festival. However, the two quickly realize who it is, as her distinctive side ponytail is quite clearly visible.



---->'''Jadeite:''' This plan will surely work this time, because my glasses to disguise myself are ''much'' better than last episode's.

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---->'''Jadeite:''' --->'''Jadeite:''' This plan will surely work this time, because my glasses to disguise myself are ''much'' better than last episode's.



----> '''Serena''': Look, Luna, I got a letter from Tuxedo Mask!
----> '''Luna''': How the hell did he find you?
----> '''Serena''': His love led him to me!
----> '''Luna''': It was probably that your hair is pretty... unique. And you you don't wear a mask.

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----> ---> '''Serena''': Look, Luna, I got a letter from Tuxedo Mask!
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Mask!\\
'''Luna''': How the hell did he find you?
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you?\\
'''Serena''': His love led him to me!
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me!\\
'''Luna''': It was probably that your hair is pretty... unique. And you you don't wear a mask.
8th Jul '16 6:08:08 AM ChronoLegion
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** Quite cleverly averted on the spinoff ''Series/TheFlash2014''. Whenever he's talking to someone who'd recognize him and doesn't already know his secret, Barry vibrates both his face and vocal chords to make himself unrecognizable. Barry does wear a mask, but it doesn't leave his face completely unrecognizable.

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** Quite cleverly averted on the spinoff ''Series/TheFlash2014''. Whenever he's talking to someone who'd recognize him and doesn't already know his secret, Barry vibrates both his face and vocal chords to make himself unrecognizable. Barry does wear a mask, but it doesn't leave his face completely unrecognizable. His arch-nemesis Reverse-Flash vibrates his entire body, makes his voice even less recognizable, and somehow gets his eyes to glow. His second arch-nemesis Zoom wears a face-concealing mask, disguises his voice to sound like Creator/TonyTodd, and turns his eyes black. Averted with Jay Garrick, who doesn't wear ''any'' disguise.
8th Jul '16 6:04:04 AM ChronoLegion
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* Averted in ''Film/JudgeDredd'', where the titular Judge is almost immediately recognized ''by his chin''. All someone has to do is cover up the top half of his face. Anyone who has seen Dredd up close in his helmet knows that chin.



* Parodied on ''Jimmy Kimmel Live'' in a "deleted scene" for ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' where Kimmel's character immediately recognizes Clark Kent as Superman (and, when seeing the top of his face covered, Bruce Wayne as Batman). He then points this out to Lex Luthor, who doesn't see it at first but then feels like an idiot when Jimmy's character pulls Clark's glasses off.

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** She also quickly realizes that Barry is [[Series/TheFlash2014 the Flash]] in the crossover episode, although that has more to do with Barry's behavior than appearance.
* Parodied on ''Jimmy Kimmel Live'' in a "deleted scene" for ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' where Kimmel's character immediately recognizes Clark Kent as Superman (and, when seeing the top of his face covered, Bruce Wayne as Batman). He then points this out to Lex Luthor, who doesn't see it at first but then feels like an idiot when Jimmy's character pulls Clark's glasses off. He gets hurled to Mars for his trouble (and for being a dick about it) and has to spend his remaining minutes avoiding [[Film/TheMartian Matt Damon]].
8th Jul '16 5:52:19 AM ChronoLegion
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** Tempus (a villain from the future) calls Lois the dumbest woman in history for falling for this trick (in the future, everyone knows the truth). However, when he attempts to out Superman's secret identity in putlic, it fails because a Superman from an alternate universe is there to help sell the lie. After all, it's kinda hard to insist that Superman is Clark Kent, when they're both standing right there.
25th Jun '16 10:13:03 AM jccw227
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* Discussed in ''ComicBook/SupermanSecretOrigin''. Lois, after analyzing Clark thoroughly, quickly realizes that this mild-mannered reporter may simply be putting on an act. The bad suit, the slouching, the meek persona, the fumbling around, the large glasses that obstruct his face. She then flat-out asks him, "You want to be underestimated, don't you?"
25th Jun '16 1:24:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''MightyOrbots,'' geek inventor Rob Simmons is also the leader (and pilot) for the eponymous CombiningMecha. His costume change consists of simply removing his glasses and swapping his lab coat for a flight suit.

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* In ''MightyOrbots,'' ''WesternAnimation/MightyOrbots,'' geek inventor Rob Simmons is also the leader (and pilot) for the eponymous CombiningMecha. His costume change consists of simply removing his glasses and swapping his lab coat for a flight suit.



* Parodied in ''ElTigre'', where Rodolfo's civilian guise is the outfit worn by Clark Kent in the Fleisher Brothers Superman cartoons. And worn over his costume, including his mask.

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* Parodied in ''ElTigre'', ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'', where Rodolfo's civilian guise is the outfit worn by Clark Kent in the Fleisher Brothers Superman cartoons. And worn over his costume, including his mask.
23rd Jun '16 5:38:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels Captain Caveman]]. His segments on the early 1980s ''The Flintstone Comedy Show'', featured Cavey working alongside Wilma and Betty at the newspaper "[[PunBasedTitle The Daily Granite]]" under the guise of Chester, the copy boy. Cavey's "disguise" consisted of a pair of glasses, a bow tie, and speaking in a higher-pitched voice... and that's it. Apparently nobody suspected the only two guys in Bedrock resembling walking hairballs, Chester and Captain Caveman, of being one and the same (with Wilma and Betty criticizing Chester for his clumsiness and telling him he "should be more like Captain Caveman").

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* [[CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels ''WesternAnimation/CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels'': Captain Caveman]].Caveman. His segments on the early 1980s ''The Flintstone Comedy Show'', featured Cavey working alongside Wilma and Betty at the newspaper "[[PunBasedTitle The Daily Granite]]" under the guise of Chester, the copy boy. Cavey's "disguise" consisted of a pair of glasses, a bow tie, and speaking in a higher-pitched voice... and that's it. Apparently nobody suspected the only two guys in Bedrock resembling walking hairballs, Chester and Captain Caveman, of being one and the same (with Wilma and Betty criticizing Chester for his clumsiness and telling him he "should be more like Captain Caveman").
22nd Jun '16 2:41:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* Undercover Elephant on ''CBBears'' wore disguises that primarily relied on a single prop (a chef's hat, a pink tutu, etc.) and a thin ribbon-mask. They nonetheless worked, at least until his sidekick Loudmouse "blew his cover"... despite being, well, an ''[[ElephantInTheLivingRoom elephant]]''.

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* Undercover Elephant on ''CBBears'' ''WesternAnimation/CBBears'' wore disguises that primarily relied on a single prop (a chef's hat, a pink tutu, etc.) and a thin ribbon-mask. They nonetheless worked, at least until his sidekick Loudmouse "blew his cover"... despite being, well, an ''[[ElephantInTheLivingRoom elephant]]''.



* The penguin Feathers [=McGraw=] in the ''WallaceAndGromit'' short "The Wrong Trousers" disguises himself as a chicken by wearing a large red rubber glove on his head.

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* The penguin Feathers [=McGraw=] in the ''WallaceAndGromit'' ''WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit'' short "The Wrong Trousers" disguises himself as a chicken by wearing a large red rubber glove on his head.
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