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13th Aug '17 2:44:46 AM Silverblade2
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** In Creator/GrantMorrison's run on ''Batman and Robin'' spent twelve issues building up speculation around who mysterious masked man Oberon Sexton was, with many readers speculating that it might be Bruce Wayne himself. In a dramatic unmasking, he is revealed to be [[spoiler:SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker]].

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** In Creator/GrantMorrison's run on ''Batman and Robin'' spent twelve issues building up speculation around who mysterious masked man Oberon Sexton was, with many readers speculating that it might be Bruce Wayne himself. In a dramatic unmasking, he is revealed to be [[spoiler:SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker]].[[spoiler:ComicBook/TheJoker]].
10th Jul '17 12:00:11 PM TheJ0ker
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* [[spoiler:[[Characters/BatmanTheCharacter Batman]] himself]] is unmasked to the world during the climax of VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight.
8th Jul '17 7:40:27 AM H.TorranceGriffin
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* A flashback in ''Webcomic/StrongFemaleProtagonist'' centers on a variant that happened during a live television interview when (after fielding a series of public policy questions despite admitting repeatedly how out of her depth she was) a frustrated Mega-Girl rips off her DominoMask[[note]]a rather symbolic gesture[[/note]]; announces her real name, age, and birthplace[[note]]a considerably less symbolic gesture[[/note]]; tells everyone she has no idea what the fuck she is doing; and storms off the set.
26th Jun '17 2:41:07 AM JackG
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** A porn parody ''Gladiator Eroticus'', spoofs this scene by having the title character hide behind a series of masks, false beards and a large axe before being exposed.

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** A porn parody ''Gladiator Eroticus'', Eroticus'' spoofs this scene by having the title character hide behind a series of masks, false beards and a large axe before being exposed.
6th Jun '17 6:21:23 PM JackG
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** A porn parody ''Gladiator Eroticus'', spoofs this scene by having the title character hide behind a series of masks, false beards and a large axe before being exposed.
6th Jun '17 3:01:47 AM JackG
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* On ''Series/JackOfAllTrades'', Captain Brogard once had the opportunity to rip off the mask of "the Daring Dragoon" and reveal his secret identity... except that Jack was wearing a ''second'' mask underneath the one Brogard ripped off!
21st May '17 3:09:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has TheWasp unmask Yellowjacket to reveal that [[spoiler:her suspicions of Yellowjacket actually being [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]] were true]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has TheWasp ComicBook/TheWasp unmask Yellowjacket to reveal that [[spoiler:her suspicions of Yellowjacket actually being [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]] were true]].
25th Apr '17 8:15:30 AM infernape612
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', after the first phase of the fight with Shadow Shido, the Protagonist dramatically removes his mask to reveal he is the high school student who Shido framed for assault after he stopped him from sexually assaulting a woman.
18th Apr '17 8:32:24 AM infernape612
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* [[TheUnreveal Subverted]]/lampshaded in the ''[[ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' Season 8 comics: Twilight starts to unmask himself, but only because his neck itches. He never lifts it past his chin.
** [[spoiler: Played straight in the penultimate story arc when he unmasks himself as Angel.]]
18th Apr '17 8:26:59 AM infernape612
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* A very emotional example from {{Futurama}} when Leela corners two hooded mutants who she belives killed her alien parents. [[spoiler: Fry, having figured out the truth, unmasks them, and reveals that they ARE her parents, having given her up to an orphanage under the guise of an alien child to give her a normal life, as aliens on Earth have the same rights as normal humans but mutants are forced to live underground in the sewers]]
** A ScoobyDoo parody episode has Daphne!Leela unmask the person she believes to be the culprit. Unfortunately, she just accidentally pulls off Zoidberg's ''head''. Of course it's played for laughs. They then capture the villain and subvert this by [[MindScrew wiping off the mask as if it were makeup]].

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* A very emotional example from {{Futurama}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' when Leela corners two hooded mutants who she belives believes killed her alien parents. [[spoiler: Fry, having figured out the truth, unmasks them, and reveals that they ARE her parents, having given her up to an orphanage under the guise of an alien child to give her a normal life, as aliens on Earth have the same rights as normal humans but mutants are forced to live underground in the sewers]]
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** A ScoobyDoo ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' parody episode has Daphne!Leela unmask the person she believes to be the culprit. Unfortunately, she just accidentally pulls off Zoidberg's ''head''. Of course it's played for laughs. They then capture the villain and subvert this by [[MindScrew wiping off the mask as if it were makeup]].
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