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* How Manga/TigerMask recognizes Great Zebra as [[spoiler:Giant Baba]] after seeing him fight in the Maskmen World Championship: Zebra was about to kick when [[GenreSavvy he realized that him kicking would have blown his cover]], but this exact kind of Genre Savvyness is so typical of [[spoiler:Baba]] that Tiger Mask realizes his identity as soon as he has the time to ask himself why didn't he use kicks with those enormous feet of his.
29th Aug '16 6:05:27 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'', Zedd is pretending to be a puppeteer to a petulant teenage monarch (using his magic to animate the puppets). It seems to work, but then [[BigBad Darken Rahl]] arrives for a visit and wishes to see the puppeteer perform. He immediately realizes that powerful magic is at work here and is able to deduce Zedd's name by the fact that there are only two wizards of the First Order left, and the other one works for him.
29th Aug '16 6:02:45 AM ChronoLegion
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* The trailer for ''Film/JusticeLeague2017'' has Bruce Wayne show up in Barry Allen's "command center". He then throws a batarang straight at Barry's head, forcing Barry to step aside and catch it at SuperSpeed (the audience sees it all in BulletTime). However, as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7sQR3X9MK0 shown in this 8-bit video]], Bruce bases his guess that Barry is a speedster after watching a grainy security cam footage that ''may possibly'' indicate that a guy, who looks vaguely like him (with facial hair and a different haircut), might have moved fast and stopped a robbery in progress. Had he been wrong, he would've killed the poor sap.

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* The trailer for ''Film/JusticeLeague2017'' has [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne Wayne]] show up in [[Franchise/TheFlash Barry Allen's Allen]]'s "command center". He then throws a batarang straight at Barry's head, forcing Barry to step aside and catch it at SuperSpeed (the audience sees it all in BulletTime). However, as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7sQR3X9MK0 shown in this 8-bit video]], Bruce bases his guess that Barry is a speedster after watching a grainy security cam footage that ''may possibly'' indicate that a guy, who looks vaguely like him (with facial hair and a different haircut), might have moved fast and stopped a robbery in progress. Had he been wrong, he would've killed the poor sap.
29th Aug '16 6:01:06 AM ChronoLegion
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* The trailer for ''Film/JusticeLeague2017'' has Bruce Wayne show up in Barry Allen's "command center". He then throws a batarang straight at Barry's head, forcing Barry to step aside and catch it at SuperSpeed (the audience sees it all in BulletTime). However, as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7sQR3X9MK0 shown in this 8-bit video]], Bruce bases his guess that Barry is a speedster after watching a grainy security cam footage that ''may possibly'' indicate that a guy, who looks vaguely like him (with facial hair and a different haircut), might have moved fast and stopped a robbery in progress. Had he been wrong, he would've killed the poor sap.
29th Aug '16 5:56:08 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/{{Forever}}'', Henry has to constantly avoid others finding out about his ResurrectiveImmortality. For example, in the pilot, he ends up being in a subway crash. He is fine after reappearing in the Hudson River (he always appears in a nearby body of water), but the detective investigating the crash finds his antique pocket watch and wants to know how it got there. His arch-nemesis Adam even does him a favor once, after a suspect causes Henry a slow but fatal wound. As the cops are closing in, Adam slits Henry's throat as a favor, in order to keep his immortality (as well as Adam's own) a secret, resulting in Henry dying (and vanishing) before the cops get there. In the finale, [[spoiler:this happens one too many times, so his detective partner demands to know the truth. The episode ends with him starting to tell her]].
29th Aug '16 5:49:31 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/SuperPowereds: Year 2'', [[spoiler:Alice]] thinks that [[DreamWeaver Rich]] has [[spoiler:played with her mind using the memory of her late mother]]. [[spoiler:She]] goes off on Rich at a public place and [[spoiler:accidentally discovers her GravityMaster powers by causing lights to fall from the ceiling. Luckily, the situation is explained away, and Alice avoids being expelled from the HCP]]. This trope is actually grounds for expulsion from the Hero Certification Program, whose students are required to keep the fact that they're Supers and in the program a secret from everyone outside the program. This doesn't apply to non-HCP Supers and [[PowerIncontinence Powereds]], though, who are free to use their powers as they wish, as long as they don't harm anyone else.
29th Aug '16 5:43:46 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'': Based on a hunch, Terry throws a glass of water right at [[TookALevelInBadass Willy Watt's]] head. Yup, Willy has Telekinesis and halts the glass mere inches from his face. And since it was caught on a security camera, Terry doesn't have to worry about blowing his own cover.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'': Based on a hunch, Terry throws a glass of water right at [[TookALevelInBadass Willy Watt's]] head. Yup, Willy has Telekinesis and halts the glass mere inches from his face. And since it was caught on a security camera, Terry doesn't have to worry about blowing his own cover.cover, as the guards immediately rush in.
29th Aug '16 5:21:53 AM ChronoLegion
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* An aversion in Creator/VladimirVasilyev's novel ''The Legacy of Giants'', the alien safari tour guide notices one of the tourists who appears to be just a little too ''average'', as if he's doing his best to not appear too good. When the tour guide sets up a shooting range for the tourists, the suspicious tourist ends up hitting the target exactly 75% of the time, which only serves to prove to the tour guide that the guy is not your average tourist. Eventually, it's revealed that the guy is a special agent, but he's not on safari as a spy. He's actually on R&R after his latest mission.

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* An aversion in Creator/VladimirVasilyev's novel ''The ''[[Literature/DeathOrGlory The Legacy of Giants'', Giants]]'', the alien safari tour guide notices one of the tourists who appears to be just a little too ''average'', as if he's doing his best to not appear too good. When the tour guide sets up a shooting range for the tourists, the suspicious tourist ends up hitting the target exactly 75% of the time, which only serves to prove to the tour guide that the guy is not your average tourist. Eventually, it's revealed that the guy is a special agent, but he's not on safari as a spy. He's actually on R&R after his latest mission.
28th Aug '16 9:00:06 PM 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.

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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 to 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.
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.
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