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15th Nov '15 3:42:38 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* Comic book subversion: In ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', Kenny figures out who the titular hero is early in the comic's run, and though he tries to shake the trail by actively ''ignoring'' his SpiderSense, it's shown much later that Kenny's still sure. In fact, when he calls Peter on it, he assumed that everybody knew and it was an ElephantInTheRoom.
* Comic Book Subversion: In the SilverAge ''GreenLantern'', Thomas Kalmaku figures out that Hal Jordan is Green Lantern pretty darn quickly - by seeing similarities in how they punch, no less. He even asks Hal to give him a [[LaserGuidedAmnesia mind wipe to make him forget that fact]]. Hal, interestingly, does ''not'' oblige.
5th Nov '15 5:04:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'': Akane Tendo with regards to P-chan's true identity. Several other characters fall victim to it as well, including one who actually ''sees the transformation of two individuals he views as separate'', but in that case it is heavily [[LampshadeHanging mocked by the rest of the cast]].

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* ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'': ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Akane Tendo with regards to P-chan's true identity. Several other characters fall victim to it as well, including one who actually ''sees the transformation of two individuals he views as separate'', but in that case it is heavily [[LampshadeHanging mocked by the rest of the cast]].
24th Oct '15 5:19:24 PM nombretomado
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* Deeply subverted in ''MagicalProjectS''. In the final episode, the panicked sidekick runs into the heroine's classroom and tells her she needs to transform into her superhero form right away. She's horrified to realize that her identity has been revealed in front of all her classmates...but they just shrug: "We've known it all along. After all, you and the costumed superhero look the same, have the same voice, the same personality, and almost the same name. We just didn't say anything because we figured it was supposed to be a secret."

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* Deeply subverted in ''MagicalProjectS''.''Anime/MagicalProjectS''. In the final episode, the panicked sidekick runs into the heroine's classroom and tells her she needs to transform into her superhero form right away. She's horrified to realize that her identity has been revealed in front of all her classmates...but they just shrug: "We've known it all along. After all, you and the costumed superhero look the same, have the same voice, the same personality, and almost the same name. We just didn't say anything because we figured it was supposed to be a secret."
5th Oct '15 10:47:22 PM azul120
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* Subverted in [[{{WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong}} American Dragon: Jake Long]] with Professor Rottwood constantly trying to catch the dragon that he keeps seeing and no one else does, but never catches on to the fact that Jake is the dragon despite huge amounts of evidence. [[spoiler: At least until a certain episode in Season 2, when he tricks Jake into revealing he's a dragon and reveals that he's had his suspicions for some time.]]

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* Subverted in [[{{WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong}} American Dragon: Jake Long]] ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' with Professor Rottwood constantly trying to catch the dragon that he keeps seeing and no one else does, but never catches on to the fact that Jake is the dragon despite huge amounts of evidence. [[spoiler: At least until a certain episode in Season 2, when he tricks Jake into revealing he's a dragon and reveals that he's had his suspicions for some time.]]
5th Oct '15 10:46:58 PM azul120
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19th Jul '15 7:01:45 AM SteveMB
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But ultimately, because StatusQuoIsGod, they'll never figure it out, not because TheHero actively beefs up his {{Masquerade}} security or intentionally throws them off the trail, but because they choose never to pursue things further ("Nah, it couldn't be").

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But ultimately, because StatusQuoIsGod, they'll never figure it out, not because TheHero actively beefs up his {{Masquerade}} security or intentionally throws them off the trail, but because they choose never to pursue things further let the subject drop and/or decide that the obvious conclusion just can't be true ("Nah, it couldn't be").
12th Apr '15 10:24:03 PM Alvin
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** Super Goof is obviously Goofy with long whool underwear, a blue towel as a cape, and his signature hat. It took a supercomputer to point out the obvious... And the Beagle Boys and O'Hara immediately deduced that the supercomputer was still damaged due Super Goof's sabotage early in the story, for anyone but Goofy could be Super Goof, and for anyone we mean even ''Captain Hook and Thinkerbell'' (Thinkerbell is mentioned by name by the Beagle Boys while they say this, while Hook was one of the names the sabotaged computer gave them). Super Goof was not amused by this.
*** Incidentally, some stories show that Mickey Mouse ''knows'' Super Goof's identity. The implication isn't that Mickey is a genious (as Goofy's nephew Gilbert, a known genious, had no suspicions before he found out by accident), just that he's the only one willing to give Goofy enough credit.


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** Super Goof is obviously Goofy with long whool wool underwear, a blue towel as a cape, and his signature hat. It took a supercomputer to point out the obvious... And the Beagle Boys and O'Hara immediately deduced that the supercomputer was still damaged due to Super Goof's sabotage early in the story, for anyone but Goofy could be Super Goof, and for anyone we mean even ''Captain Hook and Thinkerbell'' (Thinkerbell is mentioned by name by the Beagle Boys while they say this, while Hook was one of the names the sabotaged computer gave them). Super Goof was not amused by this.
*** Incidentally, some stories show that Mickey Mouse ''knows'' Super Goof's identity. The implication isn't that Mickey is a genious genius (as Goofy's nephew Gilbert, a known genious, genius, had no suspicions before he found out by accident), just that he's the only one willing to give Goofy enough credit.

12th Apr '15 10:13:17 PM nombretomado
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* Ran from ''DetectiveConan'' almost figured it out in the first volume, with many other close calls. ''Fifty-eight'' volumes later and she's ''still'' clueless. Justified considering all the calls she's gotten from Shinichi, and the fact that shrinking to the size of a six-year-old is ridiculous, and that one time she thought she saw Shinichi and Conan in the same room...When you get right down to it, Ran's no Kogoro is clever but she's not in Conan's league. Every time she's obviously suspicious, Conan will always be able to figure out some way to outsmart her. (There's also the setting's otherwise realistic WeirdnessCensor to consider. It's so obviously ridiculous that someone could youthen, she'll immediately jump at any reasonably plausible alternative.)

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* Ran from ''DetectiveConan'' ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' almost figured it out in the first volume, with many other close calls. ''Fifty-eight'' volumes later and she's ''still'' clueless. Justified considering all the calls she's gotten from Shinichi, and the fact that shrinking to the size of a six-year-old is ridiculous, and that one time she thought she saw Shinichi and Conan in the same room...When you get right down to it, Ran's no Kogoro is clever but she's not in Conan's league. Every time she's obviously suspicious, Conan will always be able to figure out some way to outsmart her. (There's also the setting's otherwise realistic WeirdnessCensor to consider. It's so obviously ridiculous that someone could youthen, she'll immediately jump at any reasonably plausible alternative.)
11th Apr '15 9:11:28 AM EDP
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\n* Part of the reason the ClarkKenting of some of the Disney comic superheroes work:
** Many people have suspected that Paperinik and DonaldDuck are the one and the same, but tend to decide it's impossible. It helps that Paperinik is a well-known MasterOfDisguise who has been seen ''taking off Donald Duck disguises'' and the two have been seen together multiple times (one of them being a robotic double).
** When he first met Paperinika, Donald realized ''immediately'' she was Daisy, and asked her why she was dressed like her. The complete change of personality (Daisy was ''royally'' pissed at the time, and would later learn to pull off Paperinika's personality on purpose) threw him off.
** Super Goof is obviously Goofy with long whool underwear, a blue towel as a cape, and his signature hat. It took a supercomputer to point out the obvious... And the Beagle Boys and O'Hara immediately deduced that the supercomputer was still damaged due Super Goof's sabotage early in the story, for anyone but Goofy could be Super Goof, and for anyone we mean even ''Captain Hook and Thinkerbell'' (Thinkerbell is mentioned by name by the Beagle Boys while they say this, while Hook was one of the names the sabotaged computer gave them). Super Goof was not amused by this.
*** Incidentally, some stories show that Mickey Mouse ''knows'' Super Goof's identity. The implication isn't that Mickey is a genious (as Goofy's nephew Gilbert, a known genious, had no suspicions before he found out by accident), just that he's the only one willing to give Goofy enough credit.

7th Apr '15 9:19:04 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Also happened to Bulk and Skull in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' whenever they came up with a ZanyScheme to discover the Rangers' identities. At no point do they ever consider the fact that there are a group of five ([[SixthRanger occasionally six]]) teenagers standing nearby that only ever wear the Ranger's colors, have the same voices, and have martial arts skills.

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* Also happened to Bulk and Skull in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' whenever they came up with a ZanyScheme to discover the Rangers' identities. At no point do they ever consider the fact that there are a group of five ([[SixthRanger occasionally six]]) teenagers standing nearby that only ever wear the Ranger's colors, have the same voices, and have martial arts skills. They did manage to figure it out once, ironically when the rangers themselves didn't know thanks to memory shenanigans, but their memories of the incident were erased by the end of the episode.
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