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6th Aug '16 5:23:05 PM SteveMB
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', shortly after threatening to reveal Bruce's and Dick's secret identities, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker doses Wrath and Scorn with his Joker Venom for TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou reasons.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', shortly after threatening Wrath and Scorn threaten to reveal Bruce's and Dick's secret identities, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker doses Wrath and Scorn them with his Joker Venom for TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou reasons.because ''he'' wants to be [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou the one who destroys Batman]].
1st Aug '16 12:13:49 PM Medinoc
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* {{Subverted}} and {{Inverted}} in VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight. The Scarecrow lost his mind to his fear toxin shortly after unmasking Batman as Bruce Wayne, reduced into a gibbering wreck unlikely to function anytime soon. But he had the foresight to broadcast the unmasking live on television, and unlike most examples, he successfully pulled it off without a hitch. With everyone (including the surviving members of his RoguesGallery) now knowing Batman's secret identity, Bruce and Alfred are forced to go underground after their work is done, [[DrivenToSuicide destroying Wayne Manor with them seemly inside]].

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* {{Subverted}} and {{Inverted}} in VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight. The Scarecrow lost his mind to his fear toxin shortly after unmasking Batman as Bruce Wayne, reduced into a gibbering wreck unlikely to function anytime soon. But he had the foresight to broadcast the unmasking live on television, and unlike most examples, he successfully pulled it off without a hitch. With everyone (including the surviving members of his RoguesGallery) now knowing Batman's secret identity, Bruce and Alfred are forced to go underground after their work is done, [[DrivenToSuicide [[FakingTheDead destroying Wayne Manor with them seemly inside]].
17th Jul '16 2:29:29 AM Morgenthaler
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** Subverted with Irish in the 13th film (Raven Chaser). He is shot to death yet not ''specifically'' due to this trope, but shielding Conan himself from Gin's attempt to shoot him down. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Then again]], Irish was probably aware of the trope and decided to go down in his own terms, since he uses his FamousLastWords to challenge Shinichi/Conan to take down the Black Organization.

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** Subverted with Irish in the 13th film (Raven Chaser). He is shot to death yet not ''specifically'' due to this trope, but shielding Conan himself from Gin's attempt to shoot him down. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Then again]], again, Irish was probably aware of the trope and decided to go down in his own terms, since he uses his FamousLastWords to challenge Shinichi/Conan to take down the Black Organization.



* {{Subverted}} and {{Inverted}} in VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight. The Scarecrow lost his mind to his fear toxin shortly after unmasking Batman as Bruce Wayne, reduced into a gibbering wreck unlikely to function anytime soon. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy But he had the foresight to broadcast the unmasking live on television]], and unlike most examples, he successfully pulled it off without a hitch. With everyone (including the surviving members of his RoguesGallery) now knowing Batman's secret identity, Bruce and Alfred are forced to go underground after their work is done, [[DrivenToSuicide destroying Wayne Manor with them seemly inside]].

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* {{Subverted}} and {{Inverted}} in VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight. The Scarecrow lost his mind to his fear toxin shortly after unmasking Batman as Bruce Wayne, reduced into a gibbering wreck unlikely to function anytime soon. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy But he had the foresight to broadcast the unmasking live on television]], television, and unlike most examples, he successfully pulled it off without a hitch. With everyone (including the surviving members of his RoguesGallery) now knowing Batman's secret identity, Bruce and Alfred are forced to go underground after their work is done, [[DrivenToSuicide destroying Wayne Manor with them seemly inside]].
27th Jun '16 6:06:12 AM Dimensio
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** Later, Lex Luthor, Jr. and his hired lackey find a recording of Lex Luthor revealing Superman's identity. Both are dead by the end of the three-part arc.
** Somewhat surprisingly averted with Jason Masick, who finds a diary written by a time traveling villain who knew Superman's identity. While he uses the knowledge to blackmail Clark for a time, Clark eventually finds and destroys the diary and believes that the lack of proof will be sufficient to keep Jason's knowledge from being a problem. Jason himself simply goes to prison and nothing more ever comes from it. The same episode plays it straight with Luthor's former right-hand man, Nigel, who worked with Jason: Jason [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness poisons him]] rather than share the spoils of his criminal acts.
** Perhaps the fastest discovery-to-death example is District Attorney Mayson Drake: badly injured in a car bomb, her death was all but assured when she noticed that the blast had ripped open Clark's shirt, revealing the Superman suit beneath.
27th Jan '16 4:54:12 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': When the Count returns in Season 2, he catches Felicity investigating his operation, and from her working relationship with Oliver and Oliver posing as a Vertigo buyer the previous season, the Count quickly deduces that Oliver is the Arrow. One hostage situation later, and he's been KilledOffForReal via three arrows to the chest and a [[DisneyVillainDeath multi-story drop]] out of [[DestinationDefenestration a window]].

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': When the Count returns in Season 2, he catches Felicity investigating his operation, and from her working relationship with Oliver and Oliver posing as a Vertigo buyer the previous season, the Count quickly deduces that Oliver is the Arrow. One hostage situation later, and he's been KilledOffForReal via three arrows to the chest and a [[DisneyVillainDeath multi-story multi-storey drop]] out of [[DestinationDefenestration a window]].
20th Dec '15 8:04:44 PM nombretomado
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* In a SilverAge ComicBook/GreenArrow story, a petty criminal stumbles upon the heroes' secret lair and discovers their secret identities. He uses the knowledge to blackmail them into letting him hide out there, and gives his criminal buddies their patrol schedule so they can commit crimes without worrying about running into the archers. When he discovers they plan to kill Green Arrow and Speedy, not just avoid them, he performs a HeroicSacrifice to save their lives.

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* In a SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] ComicBook/GreenArrow story, a petty criminal stumbles upon the heroes' secret lair and discovers their secret identities. He uses the knowledge to blackmail them into letting him hide out there, and gives his criminal buddies their patrol schedule so they can commit crimes without worrying about running into the archers. When he discovers they plan to kill Green Arrow and Speedy, not just avoid them, he performs a HeroicSacrifice to save their lives.
18th Oct '15 2:12:56 AM Anddrix
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** ComicBook/TheRiddler learnt during the ''ComicBook/BatmanHush'' storyline after using one of Ra's al-Ghul's lazarus pits, and was convinced not to blab it since a riddle ("Who is Batman?") is worthless if everyone knows it, not to mention that doing so would alert Ra's al-Ghul that he used a pit without permission. Later, he got both EasyAmnesia and a HeelFaceTurn as well.

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** ComicBook/TheRiddler The Riddler learnt during the ''ComicBook/BatmanHush'' storyline after using one of Ra's al-Ghul's lazarus pits, and was convinced not to blab it since a riddle ("Who is Batman?") is worthless if everyone knows it, not to mention that doing so would alert Ra's al-Ghul that he used a pit without permission. Later, he got both EasyAmnesia and a HeelFaceTurn as well.
24th Sep '15 6:17:44 PM nombretomado
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* In a SilverAge GreenArrow story, a petty criminal stumbles upon the heroes' secret lair and discovers their secret identities. He uses the knowledge to blackmail them into letting him hide out there, and gives his criminal buddies their patrol schedule so they can commit crimes without worrying about running into the archers. When he discovers they plan to kill Green Arrow and Speedy, not just avoid them, he performs a HeroicSacrifice to save their lives.

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* In a SilverAge GreenArrow ComicBook/GreenArrow story, a petty criminal stumbles upon the heroes' secret lair and discovers their secret identities. He uses the knowledge to blackmail them into letting him hide out there, and gives his criminal buddies their patrol schedule so they can commit crimes without worrying about running into the archers. When he discovers they plan to kill Green Arrow and Speedy, not just avoid them, he performs a HeroicSacrifice to save their lives.
24th Sep '15 12:44:40 AM jormis29
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** ComicBook/TheRiddler learnt during the Hush storyline after using one of Ra's al-Ghul's lazarus pits, and was convinced not to blab it since a riddle ("Who is Batman?") is worthless if everyone knows it, not to mention that doing so would alert Ra's al-Ghul that he used a pit without permission. Later, he got both EasyAmnesia and a HeelFaceTurn as well.

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** ComicBook/TheRiddler learnt during the Hush ''ComicBook/BatmanHush'' storyline after using one of Ra's al-Ghul's lazarus pits, and was convinced not to blab it since a riddle ("Who is Batman?") is worthless if everyone knows it, not to mention that doing so would alert Ra's al-Ghul that he used a pit without permission. Later, he got both EasyAmnesia and a HeelFaceTurn as well.
7th Sep '15 7:29:18 AM jormis29
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** Perhaps a reason why SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has JokerImmunity is that he has had opportunities to learn Batman's secret identity, but for the most part, he does not ''care'' to know. For him, matching wits against Batman is what interests him most and having that air of mystery removed from his nemesis would make him less entertaining a foe.



* Perhaps a reason why SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has JokerImmunity is that he has had opportunities to learn Batman's secret identity, but for the most part, he does not ''care'' to know. For him, matching wits against Batman is what interests him most and having that air of mystery removed from his nemesis would make him less entertaining a foe.
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