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30th May '18 7:30:58 PM erforce
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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.

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* Throughout the 2009 ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' film ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009'', 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.
4th Apr '18 9:18:59 AM PiDa
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* The beginning of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' introduces Raiden with a face-covering diver's mask; Raiden's voice actors also imitate Solid Snake's intonation for the opening scene. The illusion is not particularly convincing in either version, as Raiden has a very different build, but works somewhat better in Japanese where Snake and Raiden are two similar {{Badass Baritone}}s than in the English version where Raiden's voice is high-pitched and youthful and Snake's is extremely and affectedly gravelly. Raiden ditches his mask when recieving his codename on the elevator from the Dock into the Roof of Strut A, as well as dropping the voice, which there is no in-universe explanation for.
31st Jan '18 9:07:23 PM nombretomado
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* In ''MonsterHunterInternational,'' the helicopter pilot (nicknamed "Skippy") is rather pointedly covered by jumpsuit, goggles, and black balaclava for most of the novel. His wife is shown wearing a burqa-like garment. In the final quarter of the novel, it's revealed that Skippy and his tribe are [[spoiler: Orcs that MHI rescued from their native Kazakhstan a few years back]], who've been kept around because of their unique skills.
* 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.

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* In ''MonsterHunterInternational,'' ''Literature/MonsterHunterInternational,'' the helicopter pilot (nicknamed "Skippy") is rather pointedly covered by jumpsuit, goggles, and black balaclava for most of the novel. His wife is shown wearing a burqa-like garment. In the final quarter of the novel, it's revealed that Skippy and his tribe are [[spoiler: Orcs that MHI rescued from their native Kazakhstan a few years back]], who've been kept around because of their unique skills.
* In ''HarryPotter'', ''Literature/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.
11th Jan '18 5:36:54 PM CommanderVisor
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* In the first season of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', Fulcrum is only seen as a hooded figure via holocall and their voice is edited to be initially unrecognizable. After their identity is revealed at the end of the season, they appear in person from then on.
9th Jan '18 11:47:42 AM Gosicrystal
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** ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'': 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 does, but he never directly encounters him until the endgame).

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** * ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'': 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 does, but he never directly encounters him until the endgame).



** In a related phenomenon, Tarquin realizes that the reader, and thus the Order know about Malack's [[spoiler: vampirism]], when his underlings start talking about it openly.

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** In a related phenomenon, Tarquin realizes that the reader, and thus the Order Order, know about Malack's [[spoiler: vampirism]], [[spoiler:vampirism]] when his underlings start talking about it openly.
24th Oct '17 6:07:19 AM Gosicrystal
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* Similarly, Lord Ruber, the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'' sports a face-concealing, horned helmet for one scene, appearantly for the sole purpose of making a dramatic reveal to Juliana. He then tosses it away to one of his minions and never puts it on again, not even in situations where more protection might actually be called for, like when battling a dragon or invading Camelot.

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* Similarly, Lord Ruber, the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'' ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'', sports a face-concealing, horned helmet for one scene, appearantly for the sole purpose of making a dramatic reveal to Juliana. He then tosses it away to one of his minions and never puts it on again, not even in situations where more protection might actually be called for, like when battling a dragon or invading Camelot.



* Done several times on ''Series/{{Lost}}''.

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* %%* Done several times on ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
9th May '17 10:58:47 PM infernape612
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** ''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).

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** ''VideoGame/DarkDawn'': ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'': 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).
he never directly encounters him until the endgame).
2nd Sep '16 8:31:44 AM Willbyr
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* In ''{{Naruto}}'', members of the GenericEvilOrganizationSquad Akatsuki are introduced wearing bamboo hats concealing their faces (to a degree, anyway), which are phased out as the series moves on. Akatsuki work in pairs, so Itachi and Kisame were the first pair introduced first, followed by Sasori and Deidara, all four of whom dispose of their hats as part of TheReveal of their identity. After that, no other member of the team is seen wearing them (though loner Zetsu, introduced before Sasori and Deidara, never wore one in the first place).

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* In ''{{Naruto}}'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', members of the GenericEvilOrganizationSquad Akatsuki are introduced wearing bamboo hats concealing their faces (to a degree, anyway), which are phased out as the series moves on. Akatsuki work in pairs, so Itachi and Kisame were the first pair introduced first, followed by Sasori and Deidara, all four of whom dispose of their hats as part of TheReveal of their identity. After that, no other member of the team is seen wearing them (though loner Zetsu, introduced before Sasori and Deidara, never wore one in the first place).
7th Aug '16 1:36:56 AM Arutema
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* Tarquin from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is on his way to zig-zagging this trope. He initially plays it straight by stopping to wear his helmet after [[spoiler:turning out to be Elan's father]] for no apparent reason. He then puts it back on just for a visit a the gladiatorial arena, apprently just so he can do TheUnmasking in front of other members of the main cast. Later, the need for a disguise makes him walk around wearing a helmet [[spoiler:and a mask under it should someone else take it off]] again.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
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Tarquin from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is on his way to zig-zagging this trope. He initially plays it straight by stopping to wear his helmet after [[spoiler:turning out to be Elan's father]] for no apparent reason. He then puts it back on just for a visit a the gladiatorial arena, apprently just so he can do TheUnmasking in front of other members of the main cast. Later, the need for a disguise makes him walk around wearing a helmet [[spoiler:and a mask under it should someone else take it off]] again.
** In a related phenomenon, Tarquin realizes that the reader, and thus the Order know about Malack's [[spoiler: vampirism]], when his underlings start talking about it openly.
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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