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31st May '18 9:39:56 PM MagiMecha
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** Invoked, defied and played with in the storyline ''ComicBook/GoDownSwinging''. Norman Osborn rediscovers Peter's identity after J. Jonah Jameson accidentally gives him a clue as to who it was and proceeds to use it to torture the webhead and his friends and loved ones. At the end of the story, Jameson has Osborn at gunpoint and attempts to kill him because he was so dangerous. Peter takes the bullet instead. However, Peter later learns that, by destroying the Carnage symbiote when it was trying to rebond with Osborn scrambled his brain so badly that he now thinks he's Cletus Kassidy.
28th Mar '18 5:39:25 PM AnotherGuy
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** Once, Bruce Wayne visited The Joker in Arkham Asylum, effectively admitting he was Batman without saying anything. However, he didn't even register even standing in front of the Joker -- the Joker had such tunnel vision that anyone ''not'' Batman simply didn't exist.
23rd Feb '18 10:19:47 AM MBI
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* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': A corrupt police officer tries to kill Clark Kent when he finds incriminating evidence about the officer in a murder case. Clark survives (for [[NighInvulnerable obvious reasons]]), but lies low while he continues investigating. In the end, the officer is convicted and Clark mysteriously reappears. As he is sent to the gas chamber, he can't figure out how Clark could have survived, and then makes the inevitable conclusion "He's Superman!" just as the switch is pulled.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': A corrupt police officer tries to kill Clark Kent with a car bomb when he finds incriminating evidence about the officer in a murder case. Clark survives (for [[NighInvulnerable obvious reasons]]), but lies low while he continues investigating. In the end, the officer is convicted and Clark mysteriously reappears. As he is sent to the gas chamber, he can't figure out how Clark could have survived, and then makes the inevitable conclusion "He's Superman!" just as the switch is pulled.
23rd Feb '18 4:35:18 AM CaptainTedium
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** In the AlternateContinuity SpinOffspring series ''[[ComicBook/SpiderGirl The AMazing Spider-Girl]]'', the Mindworm is hired by the Hobgoblin to use his telepathy to track down Spider-Girl and mess with her head. The Hobgoblin eventually has no recourse but to kill Mindworm for betraying him. The Mindworm pleads for his life by claiming to have learned Spider-Girl's true identity by reading her mind, but his words fail to convince Hobgoblin to spare him.

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** In the AlternateContinuity SpinOffspring series ''[[ComicBook/SpiderGirl The AMazing Amazing Spider-Girl]]'', the Mindworm is hired by the Hobgoblin to use his telepathy to track down Spider-Girl and mess with her head. The Hobgoblin eventually has no recourse but to kill Mindworm for betraying him. The Mindworm pleads for his life by claiming to have learned Spider-Girl's true identity by reading her mind, but his words fail to convince Hobgoblin to spare him.
23rd Feb '18 4:34:10 AM CaptainTedium
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** In the AlternateContinuity SpinOffspring series ''[[ComicBook/SpiderGirl The AMazing Spider-Girl]]'', the Mindworm is hired by the Hobgoblin to use his telepathy to track down Spider-Girl and mess with her head. The Hobgoblin eventually has no recourse but to kill Mindworm for betraying him. The Mindworm pleads for his life by claiming to have learned Spider-Girl's true identity by reading her mind, but his words fail to convince Hobgoblin to spare him.
7th Feb '18 5:14:29 AM ChronoLegion
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** In Season 4, Iron Heights warden Wolfe learns Barry's secret identity. He ends up being killed by [=DeVoe=] in the next episode.
7th Feb '18 5:13:31 AM ChronoLegion
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** Subverted with Captain Cold. He learns the Flash's identity, but Flash plays on Cold's desire for a WorthyOpponent and they strike a deal not to escalate their fights.

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** Subverted with Captain Cold. He learns the Flash's identity, but Flash plays on Cold's desire for a WorthyOpponent and they strike a deal not to escalate their fights. While Cold does eventually die, it takes a long time (billions of years, technically) and a [[Series/LegendsOfTomorrow whole other show]].
28th Jan '18 10:31:02 PM Hanz
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* At the end of Season One of ''Videogame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'', Batman is given the option to unmask himself before Lady Arkham in order to save Alfred. Regardless of his decision, she ends up getting crushed by falling debris.
24th Jan '18 1:50:00 PM CaptainTedium
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* The GrandFinale of ''Series/SpiderManJapan'' had Amazoness confirm her long-held theory that Takuya Yamashiro was Spider-Man's secret identity. [[YouHaveFailedMe Professor Monster ends up killing her for failing to kill Spider-Man]].
6th Jan '18 3:25:20 AM Medinoc
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* Subverted in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', where the Vulture learns of Spider-Man's identity, but ultimately chooses not to reveal it as Spidey had saved him and his daughter on separate occasions.
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