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20th Jul '16 6:44:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* In his first scene in ''Film/TronLegacy'', [[BigBad CLU]] is wearing a helmet that hides his face completely. Appearently, he was wearing it for the sole purpose of making a dramatic reveal to Sam, since he never puts it on again for the rest of the film (except when piloting a plane, where he has a more pragmatic reason for wearing it). Quorra similarly wears a helmet during her first scenes that she almost never puts on again after having unmasked herself.

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* In his first scene in ''Film/TronLegacy'', [[BigBad CLU]] is wearing a helmet that hides his face completely. Appearently, he was wearing it for the sole purpose of making a dramatic reveal to Sam, since he never puts it on again for the rest of the film (except when piloting a plane, where he has a more pragmatic reason for wearing it). Quorra similarly wears a helmet during her first scenes that she almost never puts on again after having unmasked herself.
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* Throughout the 2009 ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' film Moriarty appears with his face in the shadows. In [[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows the sequel]] he appears this way only in the film's introduction, during which he reveals himself and stays revealed for the rest of the film.
* In the early ''Film/JamesBond'' films, Spectre No. 1 AKA Ernst Stavro Blofeld, was shown from the neck down with a white persian cat, even to his own cohorts. As soon as he was revealed to Bond in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', he apparently dropped the aversion to revealing his face.

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* Throughout the 2009 ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' film Moriarty appears with his face in the shadows. In [[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows the sequel]] he appears this way only in the film's introduction, during which he reveals himself and stays revealed for the rest of the film.
* In the early ''Film/JamesBond'' films, Spectre No. 1 AKA Ernst Stavro Blofeld, was shown from the neck down with a white persian cat, even to his own cohorts. As soon as he was revealed to Bond in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', he apparently dropped the aversion to revealing his face.


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* In his first scene in ''Film/TronLegacy'', [[BigBad CLU]] is wearing a helmet that hides his face completely. Appearently, he was wearing it for the sole purpose of making a dramatic reveal to Sam, since he never puts it on again for the rest of the film (except when piloting a plane, where he has a more pragmatic reason for wearing it). Quorra similarly wears a helmet during her first scenes that she almost never puts on again after having unmasked herself.
* Throughout the 2009 ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' film Moriarty appears with his face in the shadows. In [[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows the sequel]] he appears this way only in the film's introduction, during which he reveals himself and stays revealed for the rest of the film.
* In the early ''Film/JamesBond'' films, Spectre No. 1 AKA Ernst Stavro Blofeld, was shown from the neck down with a white persian cat, even to his own cohorts. As soon as he was revealed to Bond in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', he apparently dropped the aversion to revealing his face.

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20th Jul '16 6:40:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the first season of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', Mr. E uses various convoluted methods to contact the other characters. In the second season, once his face has been revealed, he usually just shows up in person (often in very unexpected places).

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* In the first season of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', Mr. E uses various convoluted methods to contact the other characters. In the second season, once his face has been revealed, he usually just shows up in person (often in very unexpected places).places).

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20th Jul '16 4:55:19 AM Morgenthaler
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** JustifiedTrope: Tarquin is both DangerouslyGenreSavvy AND [[ContractualGenreBlindness ContractuallyGenreBlind]]. It is ENTIRELY in character ofr him to wear a helmet JUST for the reveal. (In fact, Elan claims not having a father was worth it for Tarquin's perfect Reveal.)

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** JustifiedTrope: Tarquin is both DangerouslyGenreSavvy AND [[ContractualGenreBlindness ContractuallyGenreBlind]]. It is ENTIRELY in character ofr him to wear a helmet JUST for the reveal. (In fact, Elan claims not having a father was worth it for Tarquin's perfect Reveal.)
19th Jun '16 2:26:40 AM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'': At the very beginning of the game, Saturos and Menardi try to break into Sol Sanctum, causing the deaths of Isaac's father, and Jenna's parents and brother. Three years later, Isaac, Jenna and Garet go into Sol Sanctum, followed by Saturos, Menardi and a masked man. The mask lasts less than five minutes before he's identified as Felix, and it's never put on again ([[spoiler:given that he's the protagonist in the second game, it makes sense]]).
** ''VideoGame/DarkDawn'': The second game ends with the blue-clothed SmugSnake Alex being left to die under the nascent Golden Sun. Dark Dawn features a blue-clothed SmugSnake named Arcanus wearing a mask. Despite the PaperThinDisguise, it's the ''audience'' who can recognize him, not the original protagonist's kids (Kraden probably does, but for some reason keeps quiet).
3rd Jan '16 11:53:59 AM Odacon_Spy
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** JustifiedTrope: Tarquin is both DangerouslyGenreSavvy AND ContractuallyGenreBlind. It is ENTIRELY in character ofr him to wear a helmet JUST for the reveal. (In fact, Elan claims not having a father was worth it for Tarquin's perfect Reveal.)

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** JustifiedTrope: Tarquin is both DangerouslyGenreSavvy AND ContractuallyGenreBlind.[[ContractualGenreBlindness ContractuallyGenreBlind]]. It is ENTIRELY in character ofr him to wear a helmet JUST for the reveal. (In fact, Elan claims not having a father was worth it for Tarquin's perfect Reveal.)
18th Apr '15 6:55:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''CriminalMinds'' does this for almost every criminal of the week who doesn't wear a disguise, most of the time only revealing their face at the end of the episode when caught.

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* ''CriminalMinds'' ''Series/CriminalMinds'' does this for almost every criminal of the week who doesn't wear a disguise, most of the time only revealing their face at the end of the episode when caught.
9th Feb '15 6:12:35 PM morenohijazo
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Sub-trope of TheReveal. See also TheFaceless, EvilIsNotWellLit, EmergingFromTheShadows and TheUnmasking.

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Sub-trope of TheReveal. See also TheFaceless, EvilIsNotWellLit, EmergingFromTheShadows and TheUnmasking.
TheUnmasking. Contrast ArtifactAlias.
7th Jan '15 7:42:31 PM MitchellTF
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** JustifiedTrope: Tarquin is both DangerouslyGenreSavvy AND ContractuallyGenreBlind. It is ENTIRELY in character ofr him to wear a helmet JUST for the reveal. (In fact, Elan claims not having a father was worth it for Tarquin's perfect Reveal.)
31st Mar '14 2:57:25 PM DomaDoma
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* In ''HarryPotter'', everyone refers to the "Azkaban guards", until it's revealed that they're horrifying monsters called dementors, after which the phrase "Azkaban guard" is never uttered again.
25th Mar '14 3:07:38 AM erforce
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* ''[[{{Film/SherlockHolmes}} Sherlock Holmes]]'', throughout the first film Moriarty appears with his face in the shadows. In the sequel he appears this way only in the film's introduction, during which he reveals himself and stays revealed for the rest of the film.
* In the early JamesBond films, Spectre No. 1 AKA Ernst Stavro Blofeld, was shown from the neck down with a white persian cat, even to his own cohorts. As soon as he was revealed to Bond, he apparently dropped the aversion to revealing his face.

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* ''[[{{Film/SherlockHolmes}} Sherlock Holmes]]'', throughout Throughout the first 2009 ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' film Moriarty appears with his face in the shadows. In [[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows the sequel sequel]] he appears this way only in the film's introduction, during which he reveals himself and stays revealed for the rest of the film.
* In the early JamesBond ''Film/JamesBond'' films, Spectre No. 1 AKA Ernst Stavro Blofeld, was shown from the neck down with a white persian cat, even to his own cohorts. As soon as he was revealed to Bond, Bond in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', he apparently dropped the aversion to revealing his face.
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