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10th Nov '16 3:25:18 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/TheyLookLikePeople'' has a twist in Christian, a handsome, weight-lifting businessman who was a geek in school and has become deeply insecure with feelings of inadequacy and self-loathing. Whenever he reminisces about the past, he hollowly laughs about what a total loser he ''used'' to be. One scene shows that he still has his old ''Tabletop/MagicTheGathering'' cards stored in a box of mementos.
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* In ''Film/{{Airheads}}'', the LAPD digs up dirt on would-be rock star Chazz Darvey, who has [[ItMakesSenseInContext taken a radio station hostage]]. SWAT team leader Carl Mace reveals to the crowd (that has come to cheer Chazz and his band on) that Chazz is actually Chester Oglivue. Chazz admits that he was a nerd in high school, and tells his girlfriend that he understands if she doesn't love him anymore. But members of the crowd start shouting that they were nerds in high school, too, and the FBI's gambit fails. To make things more funnier, one of those said people is Lemmy from Music/{{Motorhead}}.

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* In ''Film/{{Airheads}}'', the LAPD digs up dirt on would-be rock star Chazz Darvey, who has [[ItMakesSenseInContext taken a radio station hostage]]. SWAT team leader Carl Mace reveals to the crowd (that has come to cheer Chazz and his band on) that Chazz is actually Chester Oglivue. Chazz admits that he was a nerd in high school, and tells his girlfriend that he understands if she doesn't love him anymore. But members of the crowd start shouting that they were nerds in high school, too, and the FBI's gambit fails. To make things more funnier, one of those said people is Lemmy from Music/{{Motorhead}}.
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* In ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', hacking Maximilian Strauss' computer reveals that he -- a centuries-old vampire warlock, regional leader of the Tremere Clan -- plays the setting's version of ''World of Warcraft'' online with some friends.
17th Sep '16 2:57:07 AM StFan
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* Patchouli Knowledge in ''FanFic/MonstersInParadise'' is portrayed as this. Several of her library's bookcases are devoted entirely to stories that she enjoys reading whenever she isn't doing something magic-related, such as The Canterbury Tales, the works of Shakespeare... and ''[[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Star Wars: Heir to the Empire]]''.
* [[TheOjou Erina]] in ''FanFic/{{Nouvelle}}'' reads shojo manga in her spare time and catches Soma's ''Manga/DragonBall'' reference in the first chapter.

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* Patchouli Knowledge in ''FanFic/MonstersInParadise'' ''Fanfic/MonstersInParadise'' is portrayed as this. Several of her library's bookcases are devoted entirely to stories that she enjoys reading whenever she isn't doing something magic-related, such as The Canterbury Tales, the works of Shakespeare... and ''[[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Star Wars: Heir to the Empire]]''.
* [[TheOjou Erina]] in ''FanFic/{{Nouvelle}}'' ''Fanfic/{{Nouvelle}}'' reads shojo manga in her spare time and catches Soma's ''Manga/DragonBall'' reference in the first chapter.
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* Sam the weather girl in ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' is obsessed with meteorology, and becomes the weather girl to make it seem perfectly natural. Develops a habit of [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness saying something really smart]] and then backing away from the statement to try not to sound too clever due to a history of being teased for her "nerdiness" as a child.
* In ''Film/{{Airheads}}'', the LAPD digs up dirt on would-be rock star Chazz Darvey, who has [[ItMakesSenseInContext taken a radio station hostage]]. SWAT team leader Carl Mace reveals to the crowd (that has come to cheer Chazz and his band on) that Chazz is actually Chester Oglivue. Chazz admits that he was a nerd in high school, and tells his girlfriend that he understands if she doesn't love him anymore. But members of the crowd start shouting that they were nerds in high school, too, and the FBI's gambit fails. To make things more funnier, one of those said people is Lemmy from Music/{{Motorhead}}.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': Elsa. According to one of the book adaptations, she loves geometry. This is implied in the movie when she creates her ice castle. (It even gets a shout out in the lyrics of her character-defining song. Where else would she learn the phrase 'swirling fractals'?)

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* Sam the weather girl in ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' is obsessed with meteorology, and becomes the weather girl to make it seem perfectly natural. Develops a habit of [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness saying something really smart]] and then backing away from the statement to try not to sound too clever due to a history of being teased for her "nerdiness" as a child.
* In ''Film/{{Airheads}}'', the LAPD digs up dirt on would-be rock star Chazz Darvey, who has [[ItMakesSenseInContext taken a radio station hostage]]. SWAT team leader Carl Mace reveals to the crowd (that has come to cheer Chazz and his band on) that Chazz is actually Chester Oglivue. Chazz admits that he was a nerd in high school, and tells his girlfriend that he understands if she doesn't love him anymore. But members of the crowd start shouting that they were nerds in high school, too, and the FBI's gambit fails. To make things more funnier, one of those said people is Lemmy from Music/{{Motorhead}}.
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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': Elsa. According to one of the book adaptations, she loves geometry. This is implied in the movie when she creates her ice castle. (It even gets a shout out shout-out in the lyrics of her character-defining song. Where else would she learn the phrase 'swirling fractals'?)"swirling fractals"?)



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* In ''Film/{{Airheads}}'', the LAPD digs up dirt on would-be rock star Chazz Darvey, who has [[ItMakesSenseInContext taken a radio station hostage]]. SWAT team leader Carl Mace reveals to the crowd (that has come to cheer Chazz and his band on) that Chazz is actually Chester Oglivue. Chazz admits that he was a nerd in high school, and tells his girlfriend that he understands if she doesn't love him anymore. But members of the crowd start shouting that they were nerds in high school, too, and the FBI's gambit fails. To make things more funnier, one of those said people is Lemmy from Music/{{Motorhead}}.
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* Colin Fisher, one of the rotating set of interns on ''Series/{{Bones}}'', actually admitted to being a closet sci-fi geek.
-->Fisher: Okay, I admit. I'm a geek.
-->Brennan: You're Greek?
-->Angela: No, geek, sweetie.
-->Fisher: I love it all, ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Series/{{Buffy|The Vampire Slayer}}'', ''Series/{{Xena|WarriorPrincess}}'', ''Manga/{{Akira}}''. [[TakeThat I even watch]] ''Series/{{Fringe}}''.
** Given their line of work, however, did this really come as a shock to anyone?
* ''FreaksAndGeeks'' has Alan, a bully who picks on Sam, Neil, and Bill; after hospitalizing Bill in a prank gone awry, he reveals that the reason he picks on them is because he secretly likes science-fiction and comic books. Bill even invites him to an upcoming convention, but Alan chooses not to go.

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* Colin Fisher, one of the rotating set of interns on ''Series/{{Bones}}'', actually admitted to being a closet sci-fi geek.
-->Fisher:
geek. Given their line of work, however, did this really come as a shock to anyone?
-->'''Fisher:'''
Okay, I admit. I'm a geek.
-->Brennan:
geek.\\
'''Brennan:'''
You're Greek?
-->Angela:
Greek?\\
'''Angela:'''
No, geek, sweetie.
-->Fisher:
sweetie.\\
'''Fisher:'''
I love it all, ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Series/{{Buffy|The Vampire Slayer}}'', ''Series/{{Xena|WarriorPrincess}}'', ''Manga/{{Akira}}''. [[TakeThat I even watch]] ''Series/{{Fringe}}''.
** Given their line of work, however, did this really come as a shock to anyone?
* ''FreaksAndGeeks'' ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' has Alan, a bully who picks on Sam, Neil, and Bill; after hospitalizing Bill in a prank gone awry, he reveals that the reason he picks on them is because he secretly likes science-fiction and comic books. Bill even invites him to an upcoming convention, but Alan chooses not to go.



* ''Series/StargateSG1''
** Jack O'Neill from [[ObfuscatingStupidity obfuscates stupidity]] about science, but he's an amateur astronomer; he denies liking "that sci fi stuff" and claims to have never seen ''Star Wars''. Yet it's him who suggests the name '' [[Franchise/StarTrek Enterprise]]'' for their first big ship, and on a mission in the X302s he wants his code name to be [[Franchise/StarWars Red Leader.]]
** Also, from Season 6's Episode "Redemption", while going through an X302 Pre-Flight Checklist:
--->'''Carter''': Navigation?\\
'''O'Neill''': Check.\\
'''Carter''': Oxygen, pressure, temperature control?\\
'''O'Neill''': All check.\\
'''Carter''': Inertial Dampeners?\\
'''O'Neill''': Cool!... and check.\\
'''Carter''': Engines?\\
'''O'Neill''': All Check. Phasers?\\
'''Carter''': Sorry sir.
* ''{{Buffyverse}}'':

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* ''Series/StargateSG1''
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''Series/StargateSG1'': Jack O'Neill from [[ObfuscatingStupidity obfuscates stupidity]] about science, but he's an amateur astronomer; he denies liking "that sci fi sci-fi stuff" and claims to have never seen ''Star Wars''. Yet it's him who suggests the name '' [[Franchise/StarTrek ''[[Franchise/StarTrek Enterprise]]'' for their first big ship, and on a mission in the X302s X-302 he wants his code name to be [[Franchise/StarWars Red Leader.]]
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]] Also, from Season 6's Episode "Redemption", while going through an X302 X-302 Pre-Flight Checklist:
--->'''Carter''': --->'''Carter:''' Navigation?\\
'''O'Neill''': '''O'Neill:''' Check.\\
'''Carter''': '''Carter:''' Oxygen, pressure, temperature control?\\
'''O'Neill''': '''O'Neill:''' All check.\\
'''Carter''': '''Carter:''' Inertial Dampeners?\\
'''O'Neill''': '''O'Neill:''' Cool!... and check.\\
'''Carter''': '''Carter:''' Engines?\\
'''O'Neill''': '''O'Neill:''' All Check. Phasers?\\
'''Carter''': '''Carter:''' Sorry sir.
* ''{{Buffyverse}}'':''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'':



** Here's one better: Angel has admitted--if only in his thoughts--to being a serious Creator/DouglasAdams fan. Yes. [[TheStoic That]] [[TheComicallySerious Angel]]. Reading ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. Apparently it helped him through a [[NoodleIncident difficult period]] in TheEighties....
*** They'd end up sharing their own series. BirdsOfAFeather indeed.

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** Here's one better: Angel has admitted--if admitted -- if only in his thoughts--to thoughts -- to being a serious Creator/DouglasAdams fan. Yes. [[TheStoic That]] [[TheComicallySerious Angel]]. Reading ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. Apparently it helped him through a [[NoodleIncident difficult period]] in TheEighties....
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TheEighties.... They'd end up sharing their own series. BirdsOfAFeather indeed.



* Penny is ''not'' this on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' ...in the first season. But after spending time with the guys she's slowly become this, able to recall ''Star Trek'' plots (and use them as metaphors), kick ass at video games, and quote ''Star Wars''. But of course she's not going to admit there's a difference between ''Star Wars'' and ''Star Trek'' to her (very smart, but not into fandoms) friends. Nevermind that she saw the new ''Star Trek'' movie on her own and of her own accord before [[ProudToBeAGeek Sheldon]] did. Although granted there's still a lot of fandoms she really genuinely does not have much interest in (like anything to do with comic books). Also Leonard, who is usually a proud geek, attempted this once, it failed.
-->'''Penny:''' What are you doing?\\

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
**
Penny is ''not'' this on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' ...this... in the first season. But after spending time with the guys she's slowly become this, one, able to recall ''Star Trek'' plots (and use them as metaphors), kick ass at video games, and quote ''Star Wars''. But of course she's not going to admit there's a difference between ''Star Wars'' and ''Star Trek'' to her (very smart, but not into fandoms) friends. Nevermind that she saw the new ''Star Trek'' movie on her own and of her own accord before [[ProudToBeAGeek Sheldon]] did. Although granted there's still a lot of fandoms she really genuinely does not have much interest in (like anything to do with comic books). The 6th season has Penny not only get into comics, but drag Bernadette and Amy down with her in a battle over the exact mechanics of Thor's hammer.
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Also Leonard, who is usually a proud geek, attempted this once, it failed.
-->'''Penny:''' --->'''Penny:''' What are you doing?\\



** The 6th season has Penny not only get into comics, but drag Bernadette and Amy down with her in a battle over the exact mechanics of Thor's hammer.



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''s Dean Winchester. He teases Sam for being a geek, but he drops references to ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Lord of the Rings]]'', ''Series/TheXFiles'', amongst others. Especially apparent in LARP and the Real Girl, when Sam pulls up a video of the LARP group's activities, Dean comments it looks awesome, but turns stoic when Sam turns to look at him.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''s Dean Winchester. He teases Sam for being a geek, but he drops references to ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Lord of the Rings]]'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Series/TheXFiles'', amongst others. Especially apparent in LARP and the Real Girl, when Sam pulls up a video of the LARP group's activities, Dean comments it looks awesome, but turns stoic when Sam turns to look at him.



--> '''Larry''': "Actually, I was thinking I might give some of these computer games a try. ''Computer Soldier'' looks like a fun game."
--> '''Max''': "That's a great game!! I play… I mean, my son plays it all the time."

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--> '''Larry''': "Actually, -->'''Larry:''' Actually, I was thinking I might give some of these computer games a try. ''Computer Soldier'' looks like a fun game."
--> '''Max''': "That's
\\
'''Max:''' That's
a great game!! I play… I mean, my son plays it all the time."



* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': Edgeworth is a Steel Samurai closet fan.
** In ''VisualNovel/{{Ace Attorney Investigations|Miles Edgeworth}}'', he actually meets him, [[spoiler:but he's actually [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Larry Butz]]]].
* Fuuka Yamagishi from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' is initially one of these, before the protagonist helps her accept this.

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': Edgeworth is a Steel Samurai closet fan.
** In ''VisualNovel/{{Ace Attorney Investigations|Miles Edgeworth}}'', he actually meets him, [[spoiler:but he's actually [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Larry Butz]]]].
* Fuuka Yamagishi from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona3'' is initially one of these, before the protagonist helps her accept this.



* Rozalin in ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'' is shown to be a Prism Rangers fangirl. She gets annoyed when the Rangers membership lacks all 7 colors of the rainbow, and applauds them when fill the roster later on. Then she becomes jealous when Adell is dubbed 'Prism Black'.

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* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'':
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Rozalin in ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'' is shown to be a Prism Rangers fangirl. She gets annoyed when the Rangers membership lacks all 7 colors of the rainbow, and applauds them when fill the roster later on. Then she becomes jealous when Adell is dubbed 'Prism Black'.



* In ''BorderlandsThePreSequel'' it's revealed that Moxxi is secretly a mechanical geek, just like both her children. She threatens the player with death if they tell.

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* In ''BorderlandsThePreSequel'' ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' it's revealed that Moxxi is secretly a mechanical geek, just like both her children. She threatens the player with death if they tell.



* In ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 2'', it's revealed crime boss Vinnie Gognitti is a huge [[ShowWithinAShow Baseball Bat Boy]] fan, and collects every piece of merchandise available. Vinnie tries defending his geek hobby to Payhe by saying he's only collecting them for the money they might be worth in the future. Too bad this [[DeathByIrony came back to haunt him]].

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* In ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 2'', ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2'', it's revealed crime boss Vinnie Gognitti is a huge [[ShowWithinAShow Baseball Bat Boy]] fan, and collects every piece of merchandise available. Vinnie tries defending his geek hobby to Payhe by saying he's only collecting them for the money they might be worth in the future. Too bad this [[DeathByIrony came back to haunt him]].



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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': Edgeworth is a Steel Samurai closet fan. In ''VisualNovel/{{Ace Attorney Investigations|Miles Edgeworth}}'', he actually meets him, [[spoiler:but he's actually [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Larry Butz]]]].
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* Amal from TheLessThanEpicAdventuresOfTJAndAmal. [[http://tjandamal.com/starfleet.jpg Here he is]] with his [[Franchise/StarTrek Starfleet uniform.]]

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* Amal from TheLessThanEpicAdventuresOfTJAndAmal.''Webcomic/TheLessThanEpicAdventuresOfTJAndAmal''. [[http://tjandamal.com/starfleet.jpg Here he is]] with his [[Franchise/StarTrek Starfleet uniform.]]



* Mr. Verres from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': If he's not into geeky things, he's at least extremely familiar with them in his role as the man behind covering up real-life SF & fantasy shenanigans. For example, when Grace wanted to wear some alien spandex for a workout.
--> '''Mr. Verres:''' Okay, ''fine''. But if anyone asks, you're {{cosplay}}ing as an [[OriginalCharacter OC]] from your [[Creator/DCComics DC]] superheroes [[FanFic FF]].\\

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* Mr. Verres from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': If he's not into geeky things, he's at least extremely familiar with them in his role as the man behind covering up real-life SF & fantasy shenanigans. He's been stated to be familiar with the term "Delayed Blast Fireball". For example, when Grace wanted to wear some alien spandex for a workout.
--> '''Mr.-->'''Mr. Verres:''' Okay, ''fine''. But if anyone asks, you're {{cosplay}}ing as an [[OriginalCharacter OC]] from your [[Creator/DCComics DC]] superheroes [[FanFic FF]].\\



** He's been stated to be familiar with the term "Delayed Blast Fireball"



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* Carl Copenhagan from WebVideo/DemoReel mocks Donnie and Uncle Yo for their dorky con bromance, but knows enough about ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' to make sexual puns about it to sexy cosplayers.

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* Carl Copenhagan from WebVideo/DemoReel ''WebVideo/DemoReel'' mocks Donnie and Uncle Yo for their dorky con bromance, but knows enough about ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' to make sexual puns about it to sexy cosplayers.



* In ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}} 6Teen]]'' Chrissy is a big Franchise/StarWars geek but hides it from her popular friends, "The Clones", who are three {{Alpha Bitch}}es who act and dress exactly the same. She'd always been the most independent of them.
* On ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb,'' Candace attends a sci-fi/fantasy convention to get merchandise from her favorite childhood cartoon, but is terrified of having anybody know about it.

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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}} 6Teen]]'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' Chrissy is a big Franchise/StarWars geek but hides it from her popular friends, "The Clones", who are three {{Alpha Bitch}}es who act and dress exactly the same. She'd always been the most independent of them.
* On ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb,'' ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
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Candace attends a sci-fi/fantasy convention to get merchandise from her favorite childhood cartoon, but is terrified of having anybody know about it.



* John Stewart's ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' cartoon incarnation. As an adult, he's a no-nonsense former marine, but as a kid he was an avid comic book reader. When a dimension-hop allows him to meet his childhood heroes, he admits to a bemused Flash that if he hadn't had those stories as a kid he might not have ended up wearing the GreenLanternRing.
** When he, Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are changed into pre-teens, he uses the power ring to create giant mecha-armour for himself. He also used to wear glasses (making him look like [[Series/FamilyMatters Urkel]]), but change it into a stylish mask (resembling Kyle Rayner's in the comics).

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* John Stewart's ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' cartoon incarnation. As an adult, he's a no-nonsense former marine, but as a kid he was an avid comic book reader. When a dimension-hop allows him to meet his childhood heroes, he admits to a bemused Flash that if he hadn't had those stories as a kid he might not have ended up wearing the GreenLanternRing.
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GreenLanternRing. When he, Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are changed into pre-teens, he uses the power ring to create giant mecha-armour for himself. He also used to wear glasses (making him look like [[Series/FamilyMatters Urkel]]), but change it into a stylish mask (resembling Kyle Rayner's in the comics).



* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E16ReadItAndWeep Read It and Weep]]," the ever athletic Rainbow Dash discovers she enjoys reading and both ashamed to admit it and ridiculously determined to secretly finish her first book by any means necessary.
* As an ActorAllusion of above, in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', Raven, voiced by [[TaraStrong the one voicing Twilight Sparkle]], turns out to be a closet fan of ''[[MyLittlePhony Pretty Pretty Pegasus]]''. After spending the duration of an episode trying to hide it, it turns out the other Titans (or at least Robin) are ''un''-closeted fans of the show.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E16ReadItAndWeep Read It and Weep]]," Weep]]", the ever athletic ever-athletic Rainbow Dash discovers she enjoys reading and is both ashamed to admit it and ridiculously determined to secretly finish her first book by any means necessary.
* As an ActorAllusion of above, in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', Raven, voiced by [[TaraStrong [[Creator/TaraStrong the one voicing Twilight Sparkle]], turns out to be a closet fan of ''[[MyLittlePhony Pretty Pretty Pegasus]]''. After spending the duration of an episode trying to hide it, it turns out the other Titans (or at least Robin) are ''un''-closeted fans of the show.



* Lana Kane of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' is an ActionGirl, BadAss, SassyBlackWoman who is secretly (or not so secretly) a CovertPervert, familiar with cosplay, likes dressing up, and going by her familiarity of Palpatine and even imitating Vader a big ''Franchise/StarWars'' fan.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'' episode "The Maltese Mantis", Master Shifu forbids Po from attending the Festival of Figurines, a convention for kung fu action-figure combat ... out of fear that Po might see ''him'' there. Which, of course, Po does, and eventually persuades Shifu to embrace his inner geek.

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* Lana Kane of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' is an ActionGirl, BadAss, SassyBlackWoman who is secretly (or not so secretly) a CovertPervert, familiar with cosplay, likes dressing up, and going by her familiarity of Palpatine and even imitating Vader a big ''Franchise/StarWars'' fan.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'' episode "The Maltese Mantis", Master Shifu forbids Po from attending the Festival of Figurines, a convention for kung fu action-figure combat ...combat... out of fear that Po might see ''him'' there. Which, of course, Po does, and eventually persuades Shifu to embrace his inner geek.



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* In ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 2'', it's revealed crime boss Vinnie Gognitti is a huge [[ShowWithinAShow Baseball Bat Boy]] fan, and collects every piece of merchandise available. Vinnie tries defending his geek hobby to Payhe by saying he's only collecting them for the money they might be worth in the future. Too bad this [[DeathByIrony came back to haunt him]].
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* [[ImageBoards 4chan]] refers to this trope as "[[Anime/DragonBallZ hiding your power level]]". The general opinion is that your power level must be hidden at all costs, and nobody must ever know that you have such "shameful" interests as anime, video games, comic books, etc. Overlaps with EvenNerdsHaveStandards, as many power level hiders look down on open/proud nerds, and think that if you aren't ashamed of having nerdy interests, then there must be something wrong with you.

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* [[ImageBoards 4chan]] Website/FourChan refers to this trope as "[[Anime/DragonBallZ hiding your power level]]". The general opinion is that your power level must be hidden at all costs, and nobody must ever know that you have such "shameful" interests as anime, video games, comic books, etc. Overlaps with EvenNerdsHaveStandards, as many power level hiders look down on open/proud nerds, and think that if you aren't ashamed of having nerdy interests, then there must be something wrong with you.
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* [[TheOjou Erina]] in ''FanFic/{{Nouvelle}}'' reads shojo manga in her spare time and catches Soma's DragonBall reference in the first chapter.

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* [[TheOjou Erina]] in ''FanFic/{{Nouvelle}}'' reads shojo manga in her spare time and catches Soma's DragonBall ''Manga/DragonBall'' reference in the first chapter.
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* Lily from ''Webcomic/ScalieSchoolie'' enjoys {{Magical Girl}}s, cosplay, and anime figurines, all of which she tries to keep secret from her students.
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* According to the question corner of the 82nd volume of ''Manga/OnePiece'', the {{bishounen}} pirate captain Trafalgar Law collects commemorative coins in secret.

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* According to the question corner of the 82nd volume of ''Manga/OnePiece'', the {{bishounen}} and somewhat emo pirate captain Trafalgar Law collects commemorative coins in secret.
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* According to the question corner of the 82nd volume of ''Manga/OnePiece'', the {{bishounen}} pirate captain Trafalgar Law collects commemorative coins in secret.
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