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5th May '18 11:18:42 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* The Mask of Kan'Ami in ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'', which not only translates every language known to man and quite a few that have been forgotten, but also provides the wearer with the ability [[AuraVision to see emotional auras]] left in the air. It's also sentient and quite exasperated about the whole thing.
3rd Apr '18 11:21:43 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' - There are a fair number of powerful mask magical items in various sourcebooks of 3.0/3.5 but in the Complete Scoundrel there also exists a prestige whose soul purpose 'is' this trope. The player gains the ability early on to forge masks of specified types that grant some degree of magical anonymity versus the players alignment being felt out as well as stat bonus' specific to the type.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' - There are a fair number of powerful mask magical items in various sourcebooks of 3.0/3.5 but in the Complete Scoundrel there also exists a prestige class whose soul sole purpose 'is' ''is'' this trope. The player gains the ability early on to forge masks of specified types that grant some degree of magical anonymity versus the players player's alignment being felt out out, as well as stat bonus' bonuses specific to the type.
3rd Apr '18 11:04:32 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* The ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' series. Especially in [[Film/{{Halloween 1978}} the first film]]; Michael doesn't kill anyone except when wearing a mask. In the intro he only froze when his dad removed his clown mask, and later when Laurie knocks his mask off he takes the time to put it back on, giving her a better chance of escaping. First thing he does before starting his spree is steal the mask, but not for disguise since he never takes it off and few people would recognize him. In [[Film/HalloweenII1981 the sequel]], he still wears the mask (getting an innocent lookalike killed) and is discovered to have scrolled ''Samhain'' (basically, Halloween) on the wall of the mask store he robbed, suggesting he somehow links dressing up with murdering people; he becomes the Boogeyman.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' series. Especially in [[Film/{{Halloween 1978}} the first film]]; Michael doesn't kill anyone except when wearing a mask. In the intro he only froze when his dad removed his clown mask, and later when Laurie knocks his mask off he takes the time to put it back on, giving her a better chance of escaping. First thing he does before starting his spree is steal the mask, but not for disguise since he never takes it off and few people would recognize him. In [[Film/HalloweenII1981 the sequel]], he still wears the mask (getting an innocent lookalike killed) and is discovered to have scrolled scrawled ''Samhain'' (basically, Halloween) on the wall of the mask store he robbed, suggesting he somehow links dressing up with murdering people; he becomes the Boogeyman.
12th Mar '18 6:11:40 PM foxley
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* ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'': In "The Blood of Azrael", Azrael's mask contains the memories and reality-warping powers of the OmnicidalManiac Azrael, waiting for a host of a suitable mindset to continue his work. Unfortunately, the mask also comes with ClothesMakeTheManiac tendencies.
12th Mar '18 6:05:29 PM foxley
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* The Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Maskerade]]'' plays with this trope very well. First, we see a mysterious Ghost who, while wearing his mask, is capable of incredible feats of swordplay and agility. With his mask off, he's a nobody [[spoiler:Walter Plinge]] who works at the Opera because he loves it. When the Witches find the identity of the Ghost, they show he can wear an imaginary (invisible) mask to gain true self-confidence .

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* The Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Maskerade]]'' ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'' plays with this trope very well. First, we see a mysterious Ghost who, while wearing his mask, is capable of incredible feats of swordplay and agility. With his mask off, he's a nobody [[spoiler:Walter Plinge]] who works at the Opera because he loves it. When the Witches find the identity of the Ghost, they show he can wear an imaginary (invisible) mask to gain true self-confidence .
12th Mar '18 6:04:21 PM foxley
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* In ''Anime/Bakugan'', The villain Masquerade [[spoiler: exists because he is a split personality of Alice brought to life by negative energy. His mask manifests his very being and gives him several powers, such as seeing a Bakugan's [[PowerLevels G-power]] without assistance, teleportation, and voice distortion.]]

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* In ''Anime/Bakugan'', ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}'', The villain Masquerade [[spoiler: exists because he is a split personality of Alice brought to life by negative energy. His mask manifests his very being and gives him several powers, such as seeing a Bakugan's [[PowerLevels G-power]] without assistance, teleportation, and voice distortion.]]



* The Discworld novel ''Maskerade'' plays with this trope very well. First, we see a mysterious Ghost who, while wearing his mask, is capable of incredible feats of swordplay and agility. With his mask off, he's a nobody [[spoiler:Walter Plinge]] who works at the Opera because he loves it. When the Witches find the identity of the Ghost, they show he can wear an imaginary (invisible) mask to gain true self-confidence .

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* The Discworld Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Maskerade'' ''Discworld/{{Maskerade]]'' plays with this trope very well. First, we see a mysterious Ghost who, while wearing his mask, is capable of incredible feats of swordplay and agility. With his mask off, he's a nobody [[spoiler:Walter Plinge]] who works at the Opera because he loves it. When the Witches find the identity of the Ghost, they show he can wear an imaginary (invisible) mask to gain true self-confidence .
28th Feb '18 12:18:49 PM Vir
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* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' had Kanohi Masks that granted powers to the wearer (who were usually Toa). In fact, they were a main theme until a ReTool, and the franchise could be the TropeNamer as "Masks of Power" was a common name for them from day one. Definitely in the "tropical mysticism" tiki-mask style, as the franchise had a number of Polynesian influences in its earliest days.

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* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' had Kanohi Masks that granted powers to the wearer (who were usually Toa). In fact, they were a main theme until a ReTool, {{retool}}, and the franchise could be the TropeNamer as "Masks of Power" was a common name for them from day one. Definitely in the "tropical mysticism" tiki-mask style, as the franchise had a number of Polynesian influences in its earliest days.
24th Feb '18 8:15:48 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''lucha'' film ''El Hacha Diabolica'', ElSanto's mask turns out to be a mystical artifact and key to defeating the villain.

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* In the ''lucha'' film ''El Hacha Diabolica'', ElSanto's Wrestling/ElSanto's mask turns out to be a mystical artifact and key to defeating the villain.
12th Dec '17 10:33:11 PM Brainiac0982
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11th Dec '17 3:04:33 PM Malady
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* The Mask of Chaos in ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheMiracleMask''. The gentleman who wears the mask, known only as the Masked Gentleman, displays all sorts of supernatural abilities which he attributes to the mask, including growing wings, walking on thin air, turning people into [[TakenForGranite stone]], bringing paintings to life, and making people just plain ''vanish''... and this isn't even ''close'' to a complete list. [[spoiler:These abilities were all elaborately faked. The only power the mask has is to raise the ruins of an ancient civilisation... which, to be fair, is arguably more impressive.]]

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* The Mask of Chaos in ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheMiracleMask''.''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheMiracleMask''. The gentleman who wears the mask, known only as the Masked Gentleman, displays all sorts of supernatural abilities which he attributes to the mask, including growing wings, walking on thin air, turning people into [[TakenForGranite stone]], bringing paintings to life, and making people just plain ''vanish''... and this isn't even ''close'' to a complete list. [[spoiler:These abilities were all elaborately faked. The only power the mask has is to raise the ruins of an ancient civilisation... which, to be fair, is arguably more impressive.]]



* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', the heroes' Personas, {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of their own personalities that allow them to use FunctionalMagic, transform into customized masks when not in use.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona5'', the heroes' Personas, {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of their own personalities that allow them to use FunctionalMagic, transform into customized masks when not in use.
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