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17th Aug '16 8:49:13 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Magneto is a fugitive, so he pretends to be a regular human while living in Poland. When Erik Lehnsherr uses his superpower save a coworker's life, everyone who had witnessed it immediately learns that he's a mutant, and his metallokinesis is a dead giveaway to the steel mill employees that the man they knew as "Henryk Gurzsky" is actually the world's most wanted criminal.
31st Jul '16 3:34:25 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* Alex Mercer and James Heller in ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' can't use their shapeshifter weapons and powers without attracting military notice ([[OneManArmy not that doing so is particularly dangerous]]). Extreme parkour or running up buildings, however, draws no notice.
** ...For Mercer, anyway. If Heller tries his Blacklight-infused LeParkour around any soldiers, they'll start noticing. Do it too much and it blows your cover.

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* Alex Mercer and James Heller in ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' can't use their shapeshifter weapons and powers without attracting military notice ([[OneManArmy not that doing so is particularly dangerous]]). Extreme parkour or running up buildings, however, draws no notice.
** ...For Mercer, anyway. If
notice in the first game (crawling around like Spider-Man, on the other hand, gets you caught immediately). In the sequel, if Heller tries his Blacklight-infused LeParkour around any soldiers, they'll start noticing. Do it too much and it blows your cover. There's also two missions in the sequel where you're forced to pretend to be human. In these cases, the game shuts off your other powers so you don't blow your cover. You can still grab weapons that should be mounted to tanks, but Heller will just claim he [[ImAHumanitarian eats a lot of protein]].
31st Jul '16 3:29:34 PM TheRoguePenguin
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** Also this is the main reason they didn't want Dash to join a sports team, believing he wouldn't be able to hold himself back from using his powers to win. At the end of the movie, he joins the track team with his family yelling at him to slow down to the confusion of the people next to them.

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** Also this This is the main reason they why Helen didn't want Dash to join a sports the track team, believing he wouldn't be able as she felt his competitive nature would inevitably drive him to hold himself back from using use his powers to win. At the end of the movie, he joins the track team with his family yelling at him to slow down and make it a close second, to the confusion of the people next to them.
30th May '16 10:34:10 AM Korados
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Except for one problem: It will expose their SecretIdentity to friends and enemies with all the awkward consequences that such a reveal might entail. Maybe a LoveInterest is watching and this isn't the time they want to reveal their powers to them yet. Or maybe they are not quite certain they could fix the situation without someone getting hurt or something else going wrong.

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Except for one problem: It will expose their SecretIdentity Secret Identity to friends and enemies with all the awkward consequences that such a reveal might entail. Maybe a LoveInterest is watching and this isn't the time they want to reveal their powers to them yet. Or maybe they are not quite certain they could fix the situation without someone getting hurt or something else going wrong.
28th May '16 9:10:41 PM spiritsunami
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*** At least, if you're facing a human opponent. [[AIBreaker Computer-controlled opponents never will.]]
21st May '16 5:03:15 PM smalltime
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** When Bob snaps and throws his JerkAss boss through several walls, all the witnesses need to have their memories wiped.
18th Mar '16 1:40:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'', John has to warn [[RobotGirl Cameron]] to avoid doing obviously superhuman things (like lifting a huge box of computer equipment unaided) in public, as she's supposed to be a normal human being.

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* In ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', John has to warn [[RobotGirl Cameron]] to avoid doing obviously superhuman things (like lifting a huge box of computer equipment unaided) in public, as she's supposed to be a normal human being.



* Yoon Sung in the KoreanSeries ''TheCityHunter'' pretends to be clumsy at judo and have poor weapon skills when in fact he is a human weapon. All to keep his [[ClarkKenting identity secret]].

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* Yoon Sung in the KoreanSeries ''TheCityHunter'' ''Series/TheCityHunter'' pretends to be clumsy at judo and have poor weapon skills when in fact he is a human weapon. All to keep his [[ClarkKenting identity secret]].



* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', the title wizard must constantly save the day while keeping his powers secret, since magic is banned in Camelot on pain of execution.

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* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'', the title wizard must constantly save the day while keeping his powers secret, since magic is banned in Camelot on pain of execution.
2nd Mar '16 4:32:15 PM Wyldchyld
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** Yumichika Ayasegawa, Ikkaku's HeterosexualLifePartner, intentionally calls his EmpathicWeapon by a fake, derisive name to [[BerserkButton piss it off]] and keep it from releasing into its [[CoverBlowingSuperpower true form]] which is [[FunctionalMagic kido-centered]], something the [[BloodKnight melee-loving]] 11th Division considers a taboo weapon type. When called by the fake name, the zanpakutou releases into a basic direct-combat form, but shaves off most of its actual power. This results in Yumichika using none of his abilities in battle and [[WillfullyWeak fighting]] on sheer [[{{Determinator}} willpower]] alone. WordOfGod has stated that Yumichika is actually Ikkaku's equal in strength despite Yumichika not having a bankai...which makes sense because Yumichika's true shikai is probably in the top 10 of the best ones revealed to date, while Ikkaku has one of the weaker bankai.

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** Yumichika Ayasegawa, Ikkaku's HeterosexualLifePartner, intentionally calls his EmpathicWeapon by a fake, derisive name to [[BerserkButton piss it off]] and keep it from releasing into its [[CoverBlowingSuperpower true form]] which is [[FunctionalMagic kido-centered]], something the [[BloodKnight melee-loving]] 11th Division considers a taboo weapon type. When called by the fake name, the zanpakutou releases into a basic direct-combat form, but shaves off most of its actual power. This results in Yumichika using none of his abilities in battle and [[WillfullyWeak fighting]] on sheer [[{{Determinator}} willpower]] alone. WordOfGod has stated that Yumichika is actually Ikkaku's equal in strength despite Yumichika not having a bankai...which makes sense because Yumichika's true shikai is probably in the top 10 of the best ones revealed to date, while Ikkaku has one of the weaker bankai.strength.
6th Feb '16 2:17:01 AM gadeel
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* In ''FanFic/TheCommission'', Ruby's rifle marksmanship combined with the particular caliber of Crescent Rose clues Glynda in to her return to Vale when the former covers [[TheStationsOfTheCanon Roman's escape from the first episode dust store robbery]].
30th Jan '16 6:57:15 AM Willbyr
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* Kira Sakuya from ''AngelSanctuary'' gets killed on a near regular basis. "Uh... yeah. [[UnexplainedRecovery I got better.]]"

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* Kira Sakuya from ''AngelSanctuary'' ''Manga/AngelSanctuary'' gets killed on a near regular basis. "Uh... yeah. [[UnexplainedRecovery I got better.]]"
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