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4th Nov '17 9:55:28 AM ZuTheSkunk
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-->'''Kuzco''': Yzma's got that "secret lab." (He makes [[MemeticHandGesture Air Quotes]].) I'll just snap my fingers and order her to change me back!

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-->'''Kuzco''': Yzma's got that "secret lab." (He makes [[MemeticHandGesture Air Quotes]].AirQuotes.) I'll just snap my fingers and order her to change me back!
29th Oct '17 8:56:02 AM EDP
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12435618/1/ Perception]]'' Adrien and Marinette eventually start dating, and, fearing Chloe's reaction, wisely decide to keep it secret. Then one day they get too affectionated... And it turns out that not only the only ones fooled were Chloe herself and maybe Sabrina, but Alix was genuinely surprised that it was supposed to be a secret.
22nd Oct '17 3:56:23 PM BattleMaster
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--'''Skids''': "Okay, okay, point taken."

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--'''Skids''': -->'''Skids''': "Okay, okay, point taken."
6th Oct '17 7:25:06 PM Malady
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* ''BrainCandy'': Wally is the ''only'' one who doubts he's gay, despite being CampGay.

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* ''BrainCandy'': ''Film/KidsInTheHallBrainCandy'': Wally is the ''only'' one who doubts he's gay, despite being CampGay.



* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', after returning to his [[ExoticExtendedMarriage brides]], Jerin confesses that he might have [[spoiler: committed adultery.]] They just laugh, as they already know exactly what happened [[spoiler: because the woman who rescued him, Cira, was actually Halley, the one bride he hadn't yet met, who was operating under a cover name, so even if more than kissing had happened, it wouldn't have been a problem.]]

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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', after returning to his [[ExoticExtendedMarriage brides]], Jerin confesses that he might have [[spoiler: committed [[spoiler:committed adultery.]] They just laugh, as they already know exactly what happened [[spoiler: because [[spoiler:because the woman who rescued him, Cira, was actually Halley, the one bride he hadn't yet met, who was operating under a cover name, so even if more than kissing had happened, it wouldn't have been a problem.]]
3rd Oct '17 11:38:59 PM BattleMaster
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* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' has the following exchange when Skids asks Chromedome if the latter can try restoring some of his lost memories:
-->'''Chromedome''': "Anyway, I thought you ''liked'' having amnesia."
-->'''Skids''': "Who told you that?"
-->'''Chromedome''': "You told [[MotorMouth Swerve]], right? So assume everyone on board knows. [[SerialEscalation In fact, assume everyone on Cybertron knows]]. [[UpToEleven In fact, assume that distant]] ''[[UpToEleven alien races]]'', [[UpToEleven otherwise untouched by civilization]]—"
--'''Skids''': "Okay, okay, point taken."
21st Sep '17 12:32:28 PM LadyNorbert
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* In a ''WesternAnimation/{{Zootopia}}'' fancomic by [[Webcomic/SabrinaOnline Eric Schwartz]], Clawhauser catches Nick and Judy together in a station house broom closet . When Judy begs Clawhauser to keep the secret, Clawhauser dismisses her with "Who would I tell?" Turns out, both Nick and Judy had been putting out pheromones [[[SmellsSexy broadcasting their mutual interest]]. Everyone in the station with a [[TheNoseKnows sensitive enough nose]] already knew about them. Then, as if to put a bow on how much of a not-secret their relationship was, [[DaChief Chief Bogo]] makes the scene and tells Nick and Judy that if they were going to carry on their relationship, keep it out of the station.

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* In a ''WesternAnimation/{{Zootopia}}'' fancomic by [[Webcomic/SabrinaOnline Eric Schwartz]], Clawhauser catches Nick and Judy together in a station house broom closet . When Judy begs Clawhauser to keep the secret, Clawhauser dismisses her with "Who would I tell?" Turns out, both Nick and Judy had been putting out pheromones [[[SmellsSexy [[SmellsSexy broadcasting their mutual interest]]. Everyone in the station with a [[TheNoseKnows sensitive enough nose]] already knew about them. Then, as if to put a bow on how much of a not-secret their relationship was, [[DaChief Chief Bogo]] makes the scene and tells Nick and Judy that if they were going to carry on their relationship, keep it out of the station.



* ''BrainCandy'': Wally, who is the ''only'' one who doubts he's gay, despite being CampGay.

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* ''BrainCandy'': Wally, who Wally is the ''only'' one who doubts he's gay, despite being CampGay.



* In ''{{Literature/Superfudge}}'' by Creator/JudyBlume, Peter is asked by his parents to humor Fudge's belief in Santa, despite never having believed himself. After receiving his coveted red bicycle, Fudge confides to him that he's never believed, either, and pretends for his parents' sake.

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* In ''{{Literature/Superfudge}}'' by Creator/JudyBlume, Peter is asked by his parents to humor Fudge's belief in Santa, despite never having believed himself. After receiving his coveted red bicycle, Fudge confides to him that he's never believed, either, and pretends for his their parents' sake.



* In Jim Butcher's ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' series, Harry is afraid to reveal the demon in his head to his KnightInShiningArmor buddy Michael, whose job is pretty much to bring down said demons. When he finally does, the reaction is of course "I know." Harry has forgotten that at least in theory, Michael's job is to give people possessed by those demons ''a chance to repent'' and be freed.

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* In Jim Butcher's ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' series, Harry is afraid to reveal the demon in his head to his KnightInShiningArmor buddy Michael, whose job is pretty much to bring down said demons. When he finally does, the reaction is of course "I know." Harry has forgotten that that, at least in theory, Michael's job is to give people possessed by those demons ''a chance to repent'' and be freed.



* At the end of Megan Whalen Turner’s ''[[TheQueensThief The Thief]]'', when it is revealed that Eugenides is really [[spoiler:the Thief of Eddis and cousin to the Queen of Eddis, not some random half-Sounisan peasant,]] he is sorely disappointed to find the magus had figured it out already…as had virtually everyone but Sophos, actually, and [[TomatoSurprise the readers]].

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* At the end of Megan Whalen Turner’s ''[[TheQueensThief The Thief]]'', when it is revealed that Eugenides is really [[spoiler:the Thief of Eddis and cousin to the Queen of Eddis, not some random half-Sounisan peasant,]] he is sorely disappointed to find the magus had figured it out already…as already... as had virtually everyone but Sophos, actually, and [[TomatoSurprise the readers]].



** Niles admitted that he was once secretly in love with the housekeeper, Catherine. Maxwell's response was, "The whole house knew! We were taking bets on when you two would get together!"
** In the episode "Whine Cellar", Fran and C.C. are [[LockedInARoom locked inside the Sheffield wine cellar]] and to pass the time, try to have a conversation. When asked if she has a crush on anyone, C.C., [[StalkerWithACrush who everybody knows is obsessed with Maxwell]], "confesses" that she has a crush on him, adding that "My therapist says I'm obsessed with him!", to which Fran responds "How much did you pay to figure that out?".

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** In one episode, Niles admitted admits that he was once secretly in love with the housekeeper, Catherine. Maxwell's response was, Maxwell replies, "The whole house knew! We were taking bets on when you two would get together!"
** In the episode "Whine Cellar", Cellar," Fran and C.C. are [[LockedInARoom locked inside the Sheffield wine cellar]] and to pass the time, try to have a conversation. When asked if she has a crush on anyone, C.C., [[StalkerWithACrush who whom everybody knows is obsessed with Maxwell]], "confesses" that she has a crush on him, adding that "My therapist says I'm obsessed with him!", to which Fran responds responds, "How much did you pay to figure that out?".



** Barney revealed his season-long crush on Robin to Ted, who (like everyone else in the series) had figured this one out episodes ago.
** Ted's insistence on hiding the fact that he was "edgy" radio show host Dr. X in college. Not only does everyone know it (including Barney and Robin, who didn't go to Wesleyan), but they all tell him time and again that they know it. Finally, in season 8's "The Stamp Tramp", Ted admits that he was Dr. X, with Lily leading everyone else into a coordinated SpitTake to show their "surprise".
* On ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'', Darien prevents a priest in a chemical-induced psychosis from bludgeoning a man while he is invisible. Later he goes to the confession box after the priest has been administered the anti-pyscho serum. To his surprise, the priest knew about him and the project that made him {{invisible}}.

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** Barney revealed reveals his season-long crush on Robin to Ted, who (like everyone else in the series) had figured this one out episodes ago.
** Ted's insistence on hiding the fact that he was "edgy" radio show host Dr. X in college. Not only does everyone know it (including Barney and Robin, who didn't even go to Wesleyan), but they all tell him time and again that they know it. Finally, in season 8's "The Stamp Tramp", Tramp," Ted admits that he was Dr. X, with Lily leading everyone else into a coordinated SpitTake to show their "surprise".
* On ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'', Darien prevents a priest in a chemical-induced psychosis from bludgeoning a man while he is invisible. Later he goes to the confession box after the priest has been administered the anti-pyscho anti-psycho serum. To his surprise, the priest knew about him and the project that made him {{invisible}}.



** Castle, Beckett and Esposito are torn up about telling Ryan that his fiancee slept with a pick up artist a month after they started dating. When they're finally about to, Ryan nonchalantly announces he already knew and didn't care because they weren't exclusive at the time.

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** Castle, Beckett and Esposito are torn up about telling Ryan that his fiancee slept with a pick up artist a month after they started dating. When they're finally about to, to break the news, Ryan nonchalantly announces that he already knew knows and didn't doesn't care because they weren't exclusive at the time.



* On ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Kurt believes that his father doesn't know he's gay. In the episode "Preggers", he comes out to his father, who says that he had known since Kurt was three and he asked for a "sensible pair of heels" for his birthday.

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* On ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Kurt believes that his father doesn't know he's gay. In the episode "Preggers", he comes out to his father, who says that he had he's known since Kurt was three and he asked for a "sensible pair of heels" for his birthday.



* On ''Series/OnceUponATime'', Mary Margret (a.k.a. Literature/SnowWhite) admits to her roommate Emma that she's been having an affair with David (PrinceCharming). Emma says she knows, and Mary Margret demands to know how she found out:
-->'''Emma''': I'm the sheriff. You're a love-sick school teacher. It wasn't hard.

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* On ''Series/OnceUponATime'', Mary Margret Margaret (a.k.a. Literature/SnowWhite) admits to her roommate Emma that she's been having an affair with David (PrinceCharming). Emma says she knows, and Mary Margret Margaret demands to know how she found out:
-->'''Emma''': I'm the sheriff. You're a love-sick lovesick school teacher. It wasn't hard.



** As the seasons go on, the fact that [[spoiler: Cersei's three children were fathered by Jamie, [[{{twincest}} her twin brother]]]] may have eclipsed it, if it weren't already the worst-kept secret.

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** As the seasons go on, the fact that [[spoiler: Cersei's three children were fathered by Jamie, [[{{twincest}} her twin brother]]]] brother,]]]] may have eclipsed it, if it weren't already the worst-kept secret.



* It was treated as a big deal when ''Music/InsaneClownPosse'' revealed themselves as being evangelical Christians in a 2010 interview. Which is odd, since their music had always been full of Christian ideas and symbolism and they had already spelled it out in the track ''Thy Unveiling'' back in 2002.
* Much to his surprise, this was pretty much the reaction of BarryManilow's hardcore fandom when he came out as gay.

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* It was treated as a big deal when ''Music/InsaneClownPosse'' Music/InsaneClownPosse revealed themselves as being evangelical Christians in a 2010 interview. Which is odd, since their music had always been full of Christian ideas and symbolism and they had already spelled it out in the track ''Thy Unveiling'' back in 2002.
* Much to his surprise, this was pretty much the reaction of BarryManilow's Music/BarryManilow's hardcore fandom when he came out as gay.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Magicka}}'', you discover to your shock and horror halfway through the game that your mentor Vlad, [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain who repeatedly assures you he's not a vampire]], [[ClassicalMovieVampire wears evening-wear all the time, has a romanian accent, slick hair, opera cape]] and is seen sucking blood fro-, I mean, 'having a conversation' with some poor villager that happens to get tossed off a cliff the moment he notices you've been observing him... Is actually a werewolf! No, wait. Not a werewolf. The other 'v' monster. 'Vampire', that's it. He's secretly a vampire. Shocking, we know. We apologize for the lack of spoiler tags.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Magicka}}'', you discover to your shock and horror halfway through the game that your mentor Vlad, [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain who repeatedly assures you he's not a vampire]], [[ClassicalMovieVampire wears evening-wear all the time, has a romanian Romanian accent, slick hair, opera cape]] and is seen sucking blood fro-, I mean, 'having a conversation' with some poor villager that happens to get tossed off a cliff the moment he notices you've been observing him... Is actually a werewolf! No, wait. Not a werewolf. The other 'v' monster. 'Vampire', that's it. He's secretly a vampire. Shocking, we know. We apologize for the lack of spoiler tags.
8th Sep '17 12:46:59 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}'s secret identity is like this sometimes, especially in [[Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan Ultimate Marvel]]. In one issue, Daredevil (not in costume, of course) walked up to him, at school, to recruit him for a mission. In another issue, the Human Torch and Iceman showed up at school mostly because they were bored (Iceman: "Hey, aren't you--" Peter: "Don't you dare."). And finally, Kong -- a jock who deduced it on his own -- tells Peter to go help a friend, and when Peter looks ambivalent, he mocks him. "What do you want me to say? Should we have a code? Should I just throw up my hands and say 'Oh, if only Spider-man were here...'!?" This was lampshaded, parodied and subverted in one issue when he's knocked unconscious and wakes up in the [[Franchise/XMen X-Mansion]] without his mask (they wanted to make sure he was OK); upon learning this, Peter engages in a very lengthy rant about how he's trying to keep a SecretIdentity here and is getting a bit sick of everyone somehow knowing that he's Peter Parker... only for them to point out that until ''now'' they didn't know ''his name''. Oops.

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* Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}'s Franchise/SpiderMan's secret identity is like this sometimes, especially in [[Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan Ultimate Marvel]]. In one issue, Daredevil (not in costume, of course) walked up to him, at school, to recruit him for a mission. In another issue, the Human Torch and Iceman showed up at school mostly because they were bored (Iceman: "Hey, aren't you--" Peter: "Don't you dare."). And finally, Kong -- a jock who deduced it on his own -- tells Peter to go help a friend, and when Peter looks ambivalent, he mocks him. "What do you want me to say? Should we have a code? Should I just throw up my hands and say 'Oh, if only Spider-man were here...'!?" This was lampshaded, parodied and subverted in one issue when he's knocked unconscious and wakes up in the [[Franchise/XMen X-Mansion]] without his mask (they wanted to make sure he was OK); upon learning this, Peter engages in a very lengthy rant about how he's trying to keep a SecretIdentity here and is getting a bit sick of everyone somehow knowing that he's Peter Parker... only for them to point out that until ''now'' they didn't know ''his name''. Oops.
17th Aug '17 3:54:18 AM TitaniumDragon
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*** This is later referenced in "Secret of my Excess", when Spike tries to confess his crush on Rarity at the end, only to be interrupted by Rarity's hoof on his mouth, as Rarity knew all along.
29th Jul '17 3:53:31 AM TitoMosquito
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** In "Brotherhooves Social", Big Macintosh fools absolutely no-one when he [[DisguisedInDrag disguises himself as a mare]] to compete in the Sisterhooves Social with Apple Bloom, but manages to enter anyway after talking with the judges. He later gets in big trouble after his disguise falls off, but only circumstantially; even the judges could tell he was a stallion, clarifying the term "sister" is incredibly loose in definition.

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** In "Brotherhooves Social", Big Macintosh fools absolutely no-one (expect maybe the love-struck stallion judge) when he [[DisguisedInDrag disguises himself as a mare]] to compete in the Sisterhooves Social with Apple Bloom, but manages to enter anyway after talking with the judges. He later gets in big trouble after his disguise falls off, but only circumstantially; even the judges could tell he was a stallion, clarifying the term "sister" is incredibly loose in definition. He got disqualified for rough housing.
29th May '17 10:57:57 PM BigKlingy
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* In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', it turns out the whole party knew who TheMole was all along, and what looks like you falling into their trap was actually them falling into ''yours''.
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