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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.
4th Jan '18 2:01:40 PM RedScharlach
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** In the "Mike and Allie" issue, three thieves try to break into [[BigFancyHouse Wayne Manor]] by digging in from the sewers, accidently come across the [[ElaborateUndergroundBase Batcave]] and put two plus two together to figure out Batman's true identity. The thieves make their way back to the sewers, thinking that they can make a fortune selling the information. Two of the crooks are killed by the leader of the trio for tying [[OldRetainer Alfred]] up instead of killing him (plus she gets a bigger share of the profits that way) while she meets her end when she pisses off a girl who has a PsychicLink with a very large SewerGator.

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** In the "Mike and Allie" issue, three thieves try to break into [[BigFancyHouse Wayne Manor]] by digging in from the sewers, accidently accidentally come across the [[ElaborateUndergroundBase Batcave]] and put two plus two together to figure out Batman's true identity. The thieves make their way back to the sewers, thinking that they can make a fortune selling the information. Two of the crooks are killed by the leader of the trio for tying [[OldRetainer Alfred]] up instead of killing him (plus she gets a bigger share of the profits that way) while she meets her end when she pisses off a girl who has a PsychicLink with a very large SewerGator.



** ... until halfway through ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', thanks to that lying Joker.

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** ... until halfway through ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', thanks to that lying Joker.



* In the 2004 action film ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' , Syndrome learns not only their real identities, but knows where they all live by the end of the movie. He ends up in [[TurbineBlender a jet turbine]] thanks to [[CapeSnag his flashy cape]] he uses for [[HoistByHisOwnPetard theatrical effect]].

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* In the 2004 action film ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' , ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Syndrome learns not only their real identities, but knows where they all live by the end of the movie. He ends up in [[TurbineBlender a jet turbine]] thanks to [[CapeSnag his flashy cape]] he uses for [[HoistByHisOwnPetard theatrical effect]].



** It's more the fact that any time a vampire comes across a lone, blonde teenage girl who, instead of screaming in terror, makes threats and pulls out a stake, they can be reasonably sure that it's the Slayer; most of the time, they dismiss her until she gets to ready to fight, and then their eyes bug out and they say "It's the Slayer!". Her house hasn't really even been attacked by vampires (though that could also be because they can't come into dwellings without an invitation). Still completely averted with Glory though, a non-vampire BigBad who knows Buffy's name and address and even visits her house to have a "nice" chat; Glory doesn't die until many episodes after that.

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** It's more the fact that any time a vampire comes across a lone, blonde teenage girl who, instead of screaming in terror, makes threats and pulls out a stake, they can be reasonably sure that it's the Slayer; most of the time, they dismiss her until she gets to ready to fight, and then their eyes bug out and they say "It's the Slayer!". Slayer!" Her house hasn't really even been attacked by vampires (though that could also be because they can't come into dwellings without an invitation). Still completely averted with Glory though, a non-vampire BigBad who knows Buffy's name and address and even visits her house to have a "nice" chat; Glory doesn't die until many episodes after that.
6th Dec '17 5:56:01 AM 64SuperNintendo
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4th Dec '17 7:40:45 AM Lopiny
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** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'': Before he can expose Bruce and Terry's secret on a tabloid television program, Ian Peek becomes completely intangible and falls to the Earth's core.

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** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'': Before he can expose Bruce and Terry's secret on a tabloid television program, [[IntangibleMan Ian Peek Peek]] suffers from complete PowerIncontinence, becomes completely intangible and falls to the Earth's core.core never to be seen again.
1st Sep '17 10:25:44 AM nighttrainfm
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** In the pilot, Oliver (who hasn't even donned his costume yet) gets kidnapped by a bunch of masked goons. He proceeds to slip his bonds and kill them all, specifically [[NeckSnap breaking the last one's neck]] so he can't tell anyone how a rich playboy kicked his ass.

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** In the pilot, Oliver (who hasn't even donned his costume yet) gets kidnapped by a bunch of masked goons. He proceeds to slip his bonds and kill them all, specifically [[NeckSnap breaking the last one's neck]] so he can't tell anyone how a rich playboy kicked his ass.has the fighting skills to do all that.
1st Sep '17 8:33:30 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]].
** Also in "Seeing Red" Moira reveals that she has long known Oliver's secret identity and is impaled by Slade's sword later in the episode. And in the pilot, Oliver kills the guys that kidnapped him because he didn't want them saying anything about how he escaped them.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': ''Series/{{Arrow}}'':
** In the pilot, Oliver (who hasn't even donned his costume yet) gets kidnapped by a bunch of masked goons. He proceeds to slip his bonds and kill them all, specifically [[NeckSnap breaking the last one's neck]] so he can't tell anyone how a rich playboy kicked his ass.
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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]].
** Also in "Seeing Red" Moira reveals that she has long known Oliver's secret identity and is impaled by Slade's sword later in the episode. And in the pilot, Oliver kills the guys that kidnapped him because he didn't want them saying anything about how he escaped them.
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