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26th Apr '17 5:11:07 PM smalltime
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** Averted in ''Anime/LupinIIIVsDetectiveConan'' by Lupin III and his gang, who somehow figured out Conan's true identity but kept his secret.
4th Jan '17 3:03:53 AM TitaniumDragon
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* Played humorously in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' when Luthor is in Flash's body and decides to lift the mask to see his secret identity.
-->'''Luthor:''' ... I have no idea who that is.
5th Nov '16 5:52:44 AM kikiandlala
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** To show his renewed ruthlessness in Season 5, Ollie escapes his bonds while a crooked cop is tormenting him. He easily overpowers the cop and the cop pleads for mercy when he realizes Ollie is trying to break his neck. Ollie apologizes but says he can't let the cop live as he now knows his secret.
28th Oct '16 2:35:24 PM nombretomado
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* In an issue of GoNagai's ecchi superhero manga, ''Maboroshi Panty'', when Waki, the Villain of the Week, unmasks the title heroine ([[AssShove in a most unusual way]]), she immediately [[{{Hammerspace}} pulls out a hunting rifle]] and offs him.

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* In an issue of GoNagai's Creator/GoNagai's ecchi superhero manga, ''Maboroshi Panty'', when Waki, the Villain of the Week, unmasks the title heroine ([[AssShove in a most unusual way]]), she immediately [[{{Hammerspace}} pulls out a hunting rifle]] and offs him.
27th Sep '16 4:19:01 AM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'': Double-Subverted. [[spoiler:Scarecrow unmasks Batman on live television. Batman thoroughly crushes Scarecrow's ass. Batman arrests Scarecrow. Batman blows up his house]]. It's not actual death, but his life as an upper-class socialite is over.

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'': Double-Subverted. [[spoiler:Scarecrow unmasks Batman on live television. Batman thoroughly crushes Scarecrow's ass. Batman arrests Scarecrow. Batman blows up his house]].house. Batman either (A) takes Batman 2.0 to the next level or (B) fights crime somewhere else]]. It's not actual death, but his life as an upper-class socialite is over.
27th Sep '16 4:18:01 AM kome360
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** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'': Ra's is resurrected by his followers, who vivisected Talia's corpse to harvest the necessary Lazarus Vector. At this point, Batman must choose between indirectly executing Ra's and saving him. Either way, someone who knows about Bruce dies.

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** * ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'': Double-Subverted. [[spoiler:Scarecrow unmasks Batman on live television. Batman thoroughly crushes Scarecrow's ass. Batman arrests Scarecrow. Batman blows up his house]]. It's not actual death, but his life as an upper-class socialite is over.
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Ra's is resurrected by his followers, who vivisected Talia's corpse to harvest the necessary Lazarus Vector. At this point, Batman must choose between indirectly executing Ra's and saving him. Either way, someone who knows about Bruce dies.
27th Sep '16 4:14:29 AM kome360
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* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', Hugo Strange deduces Batman's secret identity, but is killed by R'as al Ghul before the game ends. R'as and Talia also know and are also killed later, but may revive in the Lazarus Pits.

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* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'': Hugo Strange deduces Batman's secret identity, but [[WhatAnIdiot lords it over him instead of revealing or copying his knowledge]], and is killed by R'as Ra's al Ghul before the game ends. R'as Ra's and Talia also know and are also killed later, but may revive in along with the local Lazarus Pits.Pit for good measure.
** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'': Ra's is resurrected by his followers, who vivisected Talia's corpse to harvest the necessary Lazarus Vector. At this point, Batman must choose between indirectly executing Ra's and saving him. Either way, someone who knows about Bruce dies.
20th Sep '16 3:10:19 AM Tron80
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* Happens to Amanda Marie [=McCoy=] in the Superman comics. She is hired by Lex Luthor to find out Superman's identity. She does, he doesn't believe her. She steals his Kryptonite ring and sets out to prove herself right. She confronts Clark Kent in a grave yard, proving her theory correct. In the end, however, she is killed by a couple of common street thugs completely unrelated to her discovery.

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* Happens to Amanda Marie [=McCoy=] in the Superman Franchise/{{Superman}} comics. She is hired by Lex Luthor to find out Superman's identity. She does, he doesn't believe her. She steals his Kryptonite ring and sets out to prove herself right. She confronts Clark Kent in a grave yard, proving her theory correct. In the end, however, she is killed by a couple of common street thugs completely unrelated to her discovery.
3rd Sep '16 1:34:04 AM eroock
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-->--'''Neal bailey''' [[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville5-ep11 on]] ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' ("Lockdown")

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-->--'''Neal bailey''' -->-- '''Neal Bailey''' [[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville5-ep11 on]] ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' ("Lockdown")
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]].
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