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27th Jun '16 3:25:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* A ComicBook/DarkwingDuck comic in DisneyAdventures had [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Mondo the Mad Mask Misappropriator]], who [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin unmasks heroes]]. He almost gets Darkwing but he had [[CrazyPrepared several masks on under his]] DominoMask.

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* A ComicBook/DarkwingDuck comic in DisneyAdventures Magazine/DisneyAdventures had [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Mondo the Mad Mask Misappropriator]], who [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin unmasks heroes]]. He almost gets Darkwing but he had [[CrazyPrepared several masks on under his]] DominoMask.
27th May '16 2:56:31 PM SilentStranger
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** Invoked but averted during the FreakyFridayFlip episode -- Lex Luthor, while in The Flash's body, decides to take off his mask and check a mirror. However, [[AntiClimacticUnmasking he has no idea who he's looking at]].

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** Invoked but averted during the FreakyFridayFlip episode -- Lex Luthor, while in The Flash's body, decides to take off his mask and check a mirror. However, [[AntiClimacticUnmasking he has no idea who he's looking at]]. Makes sense, as The Flash's identity, Wally West, is just a white collar worker in the DCAU, a forensics expert in Keystone City, not somebody Luthor would have any reason to even know he exists.



* The last episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' had Terry pull off his mask during a rescue attempt in order to convince a kid that it was okay to trust him. Bruce is understandably livid, explaining that because: a) the kid knows what Terry looks like and b) he said he saw Batman's face when he was interviewed afterwards, every villain in the city will be after him for that information. It gets subverted when, subjected to a mental probe, the kid has already replaced Terry's face with the face of his favorite cartoon hero.

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* The last episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' had Terry pull off his mask during a rescue attempt in order to convince a kid that it was okay to trust him. Bruce is understandably livid, explaining that because: a) the kid knows what Terry looks like and b) he said he saw Batman's face when he was interviewed afterwards, every villain in the city will be after him for that information. It gets subverted when, subjected to a mental probe, the kid has already replaced Terry's face with the face of his favorite cartoon hero. However, its implied that this was only to throw off the villain, and the kid really did remember Terry's face but fooled the probe to protect Terry.


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* In an episode of ''RegularShow'', Muscle Man's trailer is confiscated by a corrupt health inspector, who reveals himself to be the runner-up from the hot dog eating contest Muscle Man had won the trailer in years ago. Played for laughs as his "disguise" is literally just a pair of glasses, and the viewer didnt know he had existed 10 minutes ago when he was briefly seen in a flashback and no animosity of any sort was implied. What makes it even funnier is the dramatic music and Muscle Man's realization when the inspector reveals himself.


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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]]
26th May '16 12:55:04 PM Willbyr
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* In Phi's ending of ''VirtuesLastReward'', K takes off his mask and armor to reveal that he is [[spoiler: the old woman]]. This is surprising because in K's own ending, which is required in order to unlock the Phi ending, [[spoiler:Sigma took off K's mask and saw his own face]].

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* In Phi's ending of ''VirtuesLastReward'', ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'', K takes off his mask and armor to reveal that he is [[spoiler: the old woman]]. This is surprising because in K's own ending, which is required in order to unlock the Phi ending, [[spoiler:Sigma took off K's mask and saw his own face]].



* Vega of ''StreetFighter'' has scenes like this. Though his identity is known anyway and the mask is only to protect his face, several adaptations of the games still make a big deal out of him being unmasked by other people and thus having to show his face. Some of the games let the player knock off the mask themselves. He also has a taunt where he takes off his mask himself, and his Time Over defeat pose has him remove the mask and crush it in his hand.

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* Vega of ''StreetFighter'' ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' has scenes like this. Though his identity is known anyway and the mask is only to protect his face, several adaptations of the games still make a big deal out of him being unmasked by other people and thus having to show his face. Some of the games let the player knock off the mask themselves. He also has a taunt where he takes off his mask himself, and his Time Over defeat pose has him remove the mask and crush it in his hand.



* In K's ending of ''VirtuesLastReward'', Sigma takes off K's mask only to find [[spoiler:his own face behind it.]]

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* In K's ending of ''VirtuesLastReward'', ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'', Sigma takes off K's mask only to find [[spoiler:his own face behind it.]]
19th May '16 9:50:59 AM Doug86
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* Partly ''ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}'' during Marvel's ComicBook/CivilWar arc. While it has this effect on the people watching him in the story (and is a Dramatic Unmask in delivery), the readers already know who he is.

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* Partly ''ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}'' ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' during Marvel's ComicBook/CivilWar arc. While it has this effect on the people watching him in the story (and is a Dramatic Unmask in delivery), the readers already know who he is.



* Roger Stern's original run on the ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} comics of the 1980s introduced the Hobgoblin, the fourth replacement of the then-deceased original Green Goblin. Unfortunately, the mystery of the Hobgoblin's true identity was dragged out for literally years on end and as various writers and editors took the place of Stern and Danny Fingeroth, it was forgotten whom Roger Stern had intended the Hobgoblin to be. The way Tom [=DeFalco=] continued the saga made many people think that it was Ned Leeds, only Christopher Priest (then Jim Owsley) sabotaged that by summarily killing off Ned Leeds in ''Spider-Man vs. Wolverine'' #1. In the end the matter was dropped into Peter David's lap to resolve at short notice in one issue, and he decided that Leeds had been the Hobgoblin all along. It wasn't until Stern returned for a few issues to the Spider-titles years later that he had the ''real'' Hobgoblin returned and Spider-Man unmasked him as [[spoiler:fashion mogul Roderick Kingsley]]. Many fans cheered, but many others reacted with: "Who???" The "real Hobgoblin" subsequently had his ass handed to him by the original Green Goblin (returning from the dead) and wasn't used in the mainstream Spider-books for the years, not returning until a brief appearance during "Big Time".

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* Roger Stern's original run on the ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} ComicBook/SpiderMan comics of the 1980s introduced the Hobgoblin, the fourth replacement of the then-deceased original Green Goblin. Unfortunately, the mystery of the Hobgoblin's true identity was dragged out for literally years on end and as various writers and editors took the place of Stern and Danny Fingeroth, it was forgotten whom Roger Stern had intended the Hobgoblin to be. The way Tom [=DeFalco=] continued the saga made many people think that it was Ned Leeds, only Christopher Priest (then Jim Owsley) sabotaged that by summarily killing off Ned Leeds in ''Spider-Man vs. Wolverine'' #1. In the end the matter was dropped into Peter David's lap to resolve at short notice in one issue, and he decided that Leeds had been the Hobgoblin all along. It wasn't until Stern returned for a few issues to the Spider-titles years later that he had the ''real'' Hobgoblin returned and Spider-Man unmasked him as [[spoiler:fashion mogul Roderick Kingsley]]. Many fans cheered, but many others reacted with: "Who???" The "real Hobgoblin" subsequently had his ass handed to him by the original Green Goblin (returning from the dead) and wasn't used in the mainstream Spider-books for the years, not returning until a brief appearance during "Big Time".
12th Apr '16 9:35:01 PM Perseus
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* Upon defeating Dark Knight Alternis Dim in ''VideoGame/{{Bravely Default}}'', his helmet splits apart to reveal his face is [[spoiler: Identical to Ringabel's]].

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* Upon defeating Dark Knight Alternis Dim in ''VideoGame/{{Bravely Default}}'', his helmet splits apart to reveal his face is [[spoiler: Identical identical to Ringabel's]].


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* When [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Midna]] confronts [[BigBad Cia]] in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'', she ends up punching the witch square in the face with her PrehensileHair, knocking her mask away and revealing [[spoiler:that her face looks exactly the same as Lana's.]]
14th Mar '16 2:11:35 PM Prfnoff
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* Subverted in ''CromartieHighSchool'': a new guy comes to Cromartie and claims to have changed in his personality, re-igniting certain principles of badness once lost in the students. They don't know who the heck he is, though, because they've never seen his face before - because [[spoiler:Masked Takenouchi realizes that he forgot to put on his mask.]]

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* Subverted in ''CromartieHighSchool'': ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'': a new guy comes to Cromartie and claims to have changed in his personality, re-igniting certain principles of badness once lost in the students. They don't know who the heck he is, though, because they've never seen his face before - because [[spoiler:Masked Takenouchi realizes that he forgot to put on his mask.]]
30th Jan '16 2:07:49 PM FrolickingFizgig
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* Kylo Ren in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. Paralleling his [[spoiler:maternal grandfather]], Ren covers his face with a mask for much of the film. He does remove it eventually, and the reveal is an effective contrast to the elderly, disfigured Vader. Physically, Ren is an unremarkable, handsome young man.



* ''Franchise/StarWars''
** In the beginning of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', Princess Leia unmasks herself for Han Solo.
** The ending of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' has Luke remove [[BigBad Darth Vader's]] mask as his LastRequest following his HeroicSacrifice and [[HeelFaceTurn return to the light side]]. After three full films of build up as TheDreaded and a FallenHero, it's revealed that underneath all that was a sad and heartbroken crippled old man who [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming gets one final moment with his son]] [[TearJerker before his death]].
** Kylo Ren in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. Paralleling his [[spoiler:maternal grandfather]], Ren covers his face with a mask for much of the film. He does remove it eventually, and the reveal is an effective contrast to the elderly, disfigured Vader. Physically, Ren is an unremarkable, handsome young man.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars''
** In the beginning of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', Princess Leia unmasks herself for Han Solo.
**
The ending of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' has Luke remove [[BigBad Darth Vader's]] mask as his LastRequest following his HeroicSacrifice and [[HeelFaceTurn return to the light side]]. After three full films of build up as TheDreaded and a FallenHero, it's revealed that underneath all that was a sad and heartbroken crippled old man who [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming gets one final moment with his son]] [[TearJerker before his death]].
** Kylo Ren in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. Paralleling his [[spoiler:maternal grandfather]], Ren covers his face with a mask for much of the film. He does remove it eventually, and the reveal is an effective contrast to the elderly, disfigured Vader. Physically, Ren is an unremarkable, handsome young man.
death]].
30th Jan '16 2:04:47 PM FrolickingFizgig
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* The ending of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' has Luke remove [[BigBad Darth Vader's]] mask as his LastRequest following his HeroicSacrifice and [[HeelFaceTurn return to the light side]]. After three full films of build up as TheDreaded and a FallenHero, it's revealed that underneath all that was a sad and heartbroken crippled old man who [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming gets one final moment with his son]] [[TearJerker before his death]].

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* ''Franchise/StarWars''
** In the beginning of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', Princess Leia unmasks herself for Han Solo.
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The ending of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' has Luke remove [[BigBad Darth Vader's]] mask as his LastRequest following his HeroicSacrifice and [[HeelFaceTurn return to the light side]]. After three full films of build up as TheDreaded and a FallenHero, it's revealed that underneath all that was a sad and heartbroken crippled old man who [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming gets one final moment with his son]] [[TearJerker before his death]].death]].
** Kylo Ren in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. Paralleling his [[spoiler:maternal grandfather]], Ren covers his face with a mask for much of the film. He does remove it eventually, and the reveal is an effective contrast to the elderly, disfigured Vader. Physically, Ren is an unremarkable, handsome young man.
26th Jan '16 3:07:08 PM gophergiggles
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* The ending of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' has Luke remove [[BigBad Darth Vader's]] mask as his LastRequest following his HeroicSacrifice and [[HeelFaceTurn return to the light side]]. After three full films of build up as TheDreaded and a FallenHero, it's revealed that underneath all that was a sad and heartbroken crippled old man who [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming gets one final moment with his son]] [[TearJerker before his death]].


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* The ending of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' has Luke remove [[BigBad Darth Vader's]] mask as his LastRequest following his HeroicSacrifice and [[HeelFaceTurn return to the light side]]. After three full films of build up as TheDreaded and a FallenHero, it's revealed that underneath all that was a sad and heartbroken crippled old man who [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming gets one final moment with his son]] [[TearJerker before his death]].
26th Jan '16 3:03:59 PM gophergiggles
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* The ending of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' has Luke remove [[BigBad Darth Vader's]] mask as his LastRequest following his HeroicSacrifice and [[HeelFaceTurn return to the light side]]. After three full films of build up as TheDreaded and a FallenHero, it's revealed that underneath all that was a sad and heartbroken crippled old man who [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming gets one final moment with his son]] [[TearJerker before his death]].
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