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15th Oct '17 9:33:21 PM Twiddler
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* In each of Studio Pierrot's MagicalGirl series (''Anime/MagicalAngelCreamyMami'', ''Anime/MagicalStarMagicalEmi'', ''Anime/PersiaTheMagicFairy''), the heroine is in love with an older boy, who prefers her metamorphosed alter ego, leading the poor magical girls to be jealous of themselves.

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* In each of Studio Pierrot's Creator/StudioPierrot's MagicalGirl series (''Anime/MagicalAngelCreamyMami'', ''Anime/MagicalStarMagicalEmi'', ''Anime/PersiaTheMagicFairy''), the heroine is in love with an older boy, who prefers her metamorphosed alter ego, leading the poor magical girls to be jealous of themselves.
4th Sep '17 8:25:19 AM cybertoy0
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** Similar to the [[Franchise/SpiderMan Flash Thompson]] example in comics, AlphaBitch Chloe Bourgeois loves nothing more than bullying and belittling Marinette, but she's also a closet Ladybug fangirl.
14th Aug '17 9:22:34 AM Gregzilla
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** Inverted with [[TheHunter Valerie]], who likes Danny Fenton but hates Danny Phantom.

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** Inverted with [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters Valerie]], who likes Danny Fenton but hates Danny Phantom.
11th Aug '17 1:42:23 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' has a non-romantic version of this trope where Terry's younger brother Matt idolizes the new Batman as badass and the epitome of cool but sees his own older brother as a boring workaholic who's never around.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' has ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'':
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a non-romantic version of this trope where version, Terry's younger brother Matt idolizes the new Batman as badass and the epitome of cool but sees his own older brother as a boring workaholic who's never around.
3rd Aug '17 12:44:15 PM ChronoLegion
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWho2016CSTheReturnOfDoctorMysterio The Return of Doctor Mysterio]]". Grant is the mild-mannered nanny to [[HotScoop Lucy]], whom he's been pining over for 24 years. His alter-ego is a masked superhero called the Ghost. Naturally, when the Ghost saves her life, Lucy is interested in him, while largely ignoring Grant (who starts feeling jealous towards his other self). During her interview/date with the Ghost, the latter starts to make fun of her male nanny, causing Lucy to get defensive and have a LoveEpiphany about Grant. Everything gets resolved by the end, when Grant is forced to reveal his powers to her.

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWho2016CSTheReturnOfDoctorMysterio The Return of Doctor Mysterio]]". Grant is the mild-mannered nanny to [[HotScoop Lucy]], whom he's been pining over for 24 years. His alter-ego is a masked superhero called the Ghost. Naturally, when the Ghost saves her life, Lucy is interested in him, while largely ignoring Grant (who starts feeling jealous towards his other self). During her interview/date with the Ghost, the latter starts to make fun of her male nanny, causing Lucy to get defensive and have a LoveEpiphany about Grant. Everything gets resolved by the end, when Grant is forced to reveal his powers to her.her, although she says she prefers his superhero costume... before putting the glasses he dropped back on him (i.e. his supernanny costume).
3rd Aug '17 12:43:07 PM ChronoLegion
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWho2016CSTheReturnOfDoctorMysterio The Return of Doctor Mysterio]]". Grant is the mild-mannered nanny to [[HotScoop Lucy]], whom he's been pining over for 24 years. His alter-ego is a masked superhero called the Ghost. Naturally, when the Ghost saves her life, Lucy is interested in him, while largely ignoring Grant (who starts feeling jealous towards his other self). During her interview/date with the Ghost, the latter starts to make fun of her male nanny, causing Lucy to get defensive and have a LoveEpiphany about Grant. Everything gets resolved by the end, when Grant is forced to reveal his powers to her.
18th Jul '17 11:46:00 AM Ccook1956
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* The Mighty Carson Art Players lampshade the hell out of this in a ''Tonight Show'' skit that had Johnny as Clark Kent/Superman. Kent and Lois get married as, in their honeymoon suite, Lois wishes she had married Superman. Kent reveals he's Superman, much to Lois' joy. The lights go out when they're in bed, and their consummation lasts all but five seconds. The lights go on as they each light up a cigarette. Opines Lois: "They're right about you, Superman. You ''are'' faster than a speeding bullet!"
11th Jul '17 3:25:13 PM Discar
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--->'''Annie:''' ''What is happening to me?''

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--->'''Annie:''' ''What --->'''Shirley:''' What is happening to me?''with you?\\
'''Annie:''' ''I don't know''.
1st Jul '17 6:27:53 AM zoopyDoopy
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** Even worse, the fact that he's Yugi's alter-ego isn't even a secret for that long - she KNOWS that they're the same person, but she can't help but prefer the Other Yugi. Harsh, man.

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** Even worse, Zig-zagged - the fact that he's Yami is Yugi's alter-ego isn't even a secret for that long - long, so she KNOWS knows that they're the same person, but she can't help but prefer person. However, initially both Anzu and the gang thought that the Other Yugi. Harsh, man.Yugi was just a split personality brought out by the Puzzle, and Anzu in particular thought that the 'true Yugi' was a mixture of both. After learning the Other Yugi is actually another person, she focuses her attentions on the Pharaoh until the end of the manga. The anime adds more ShipTease between Anzu and Yugi as well, but the situation is [[MaybeEverAfter resolved ambiguously in both versions]].
25th Jun '17 9:28:12 PM SilentStranger
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* Parodied in Marvel's comedic superhero team ''GLA'', with the infamously short-lived Grasshopper, a superhero who wore a grasshopper-themed power armor, and was a member for about 6 seconds before he was accidently killed by the assassin Zaran. SquirrelGirl presented his backstory in a prequel, showing that he was Roxxon security officer Doug Taggert who mooned after researcher Cindy Shelton, who only had eyes for Grasshopper.



* Ironically averted in ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'', the first superhero in comics.

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* Ironically averted in ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'', one of the first superhero masked crimefighters in comics.comics. It's complicated, but the Phantom doesnt strictly ''have'' a secret identity, not in the traditional sense. He's the latest in a line of crimefighters dating back centuries who have all used the Phantom identity. His birth name is Christopher Walker, which is also what he uses when travelling incognito but in his private life he's still the Phantom, he even wears his costume at home with his wife and kids. He never made his second identity a secret to his wife, and it was eventually Retconned that they had met as children.
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