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25th May '16 6:36:17 PM Clbull
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* Momomiya Ichigo and the other members of ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' keep their ''MagicalGirl'' identities secret. For Ichigo, this is mainly out of fear of humiliation and rejection from her crush, Aoyama.
11th May '16 3:03:44 PM CorahsUncle
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* Argentinian super heroine ComicBook/CyberSix disguises herself as a ''man'' in her secret identity.
* ComicBook/OrientMen, originally a superhero parody, is mentioned in the first panel of the first comic to be the secret identity of a random white collar schmuck. This never comes up again.
* ''ComicBook/SavageDragon'' doesn't even remember his real name so his legal name is really Dragon. Obviously, even if he wanted to keep his identity a secret, it's a bit hard since he's a big green man with a fin on his head.

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* Argentinian super heroine superheroine ComicBook/CyberSix disguises herself as a ''man'' in her secret identity.
* ComicBook/OrientMen, originally a superhero parody, is mentioned in the first panel of the first comic to be the secret identity of a random white collar white-collar schmuck. This never comes up again.
* ''ComicBook/SavageDragon'' doesn't even remember his real name name, so his legal name is really Dragon. Obviously, even if he wanted to keep his identity a secret, it's a bit hard since he's a big green man with a fin on his head.



** Roustabout has, in reality, a public identity in the CloseKnitCommunity of the carnival and the {{Arcadia}}n towns it visits, but because he wanted by the law, the community acts as a large-scale SecretKeeper and even feigns ObfuscatingStupidity as if it were a ExtraStrengthMasquerade.
* Jerrica from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} And The Holograms'' keeps an alter ego named "Jem" due to StageFright. Only her sisters and Synergy, their supercomputer, knows otherwise. She slips up several times involving her remembering she has a secret identity though. For example, on her bands first performance she asks Rio to get her a coffee. She goes to change into Jem but when Rio calls for Jerrica she replies. She also ''takes her coffee'' which only causes Rio to think Jem is an obnoxious diva who takes others coffee and is barely around her bandmates.

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** Roustabout has, in reality, a public identity in the CloseKnitCommunity of the carnival and the {{Arcadia}}n towns it visits, but because he is wanted by the law, the community acts as a large-scale SecretKeeper and even feigns ObfuscatingStupidity as if it were a an ExtraStrengthMasquerade.
* Jerrica from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} And The and the Holograms'' keeps an alter ego named "Jem" due to StageFright. Only her sisters and Synergy, their supercomputer, knows otherwise. She slips up several times involving her remembering she has a secret identity identity, though. For example, on her bands first performance she asks Rio to get her a coffee. She goes to change into Jem but when Rio calls for Jerrica Jerrica, she replies. She also ''takes her coffee'' Rio coffee'', which only causes Rio to think Jem is an obnoxious diva who takes others coffee and is barely around her bandmates.bandmates.
* Although ComicBook/{{Flare}} doesn't have a secret identity, her younger sister, Sparkplug, wears a black wig as florist Olga Guttmann. Even so, IntrepidReporter Jimmy Dooley recognized Olga as Sparkplug the moment he first entered her flower shop, and still calls Sparkplug by her real name over her objections.
11th May '16 2:47:33 PM gophergiggles
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer Simpson was originally the secret identity of [[http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2013/05/01/tv-legends-revealed-was-krusty-supposed-to-be-homer-in-disguise/ Krusty The Clown]]. This was dropped simply for being "too complicated", but this is the reason for their remarkably similar appearance and was a joke that tied together Bart's utter disrespect for his father yet love of Krusty.
8th May '16 11:29:02 PM Sabrewing
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** So far, ComicBook/SpiderMan is one of the only characters in the setting to work at keeping his identity a secret from the public, and Tony is (thus far) the only one to have traced it to nerdy high-schooler Peter Parker. Part of his reasoning is that he doesn't want his aunt May to be worried about him and "freak out", and unfortunately, Tony uses the prospect of informing her as leverage to convince Peter to come along to Germany with him. It's implied by the end that it's still his secret to keep.
6th May '16 4:19:31 PM mkrgolf
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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', [[ShowWithinAShow The Crimson Chin]] has the secret identity [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Charles Hampton Indigo]]. It's an obvious parody of Clark Kent.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', [[ShowWithinAShow The Crimson Chin]] has the secret identity [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Charles Hampton Indigo]]. It's an obvious parody of Clark Kent.
27th Apr '16 8:03:21 AM buckmana
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* HatesMySecretIdentity
20th Mar '16 10:43:58 AM nombretomado
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* WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}: Leela has to keep Fry from blabbing his secret identity to a hot chick; she then turns around and tells her parents she's Clobberella. Her dad blabs, HilarityEnsues.

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* WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}: ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': Leela has to keep Fry from blabbing his secret identity to a hot chick; she then turns around and tells her parents she's Clobberella. Her dad blabs, HilarityEnsues.



* PlayedForLaughs in TheAngryBeavers episode, [[SuperheroEpisode "Muscular Beaver"]]:

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* PlayedForLaughs in TheAngryBeavers ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' episode, [[SuperheroEpisode "Muscular Beaver"]]:



* In WesternAnimation/YoungJustice, almost the entire Team have secret identities for "civilian" life. The only one without one was Aqualad, who was perfectly well known as the king's protege in Atlantis. M'gann and Conner's identities (Meghan Morse and Conner Kent) were known to the other members of the team, while Robin (Dick Grayson) and Kid Flash (Wally West) were the only one to know each other's identity. Artemis' (Artemis Crock) identity is technically unknown to her teammates, but Robin and Red Arrow (Roy Harper) both deduce it, with Robin having fun in several different episodes by toying with her story.

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* In WesternAnimation/YoungJustice, ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', almost the entire Team have secret identities for "civilian" life. The only one without one was Aqualad, who was perfectly well known as the king's protege in Atlantis. M'gann and Conner's identities (Meghan Morse and Conner Kent) were known to the other members of the team, while Robin (Dick Grayson) and Kid Flash (Wally West) were the only one to know each other's identity. Artemis' (Artemis Crock) identity is technically unknown to her teammates, but Robin and Red Arrow (Roy Harper) both deduce it, with Robin having fun in several different episodes by toying with her story.
18th Mar '16 8:56:24 AM Goldfritha
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** Roustabout has, in reality, a public identity in the CloseKnitCommunity of the carnival and the towns it visits, but because he wanted by the law, the community acts as a large-scale SecretKeeper and even feigns ObfuscatingStupidity as if it were a ExtraStrengthMasquerade.

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** Roustabout has, in reality, a public identity in the CloseKnitCommunity of the carnival and the {{Arcadia}}n towns it visits, but because he wanted by the law, the community acts as a large-scale SecretKeeper and even feigns ObfuscatingStupidity as if it were a ExtraStrengthMasquerade.
15th Mar '16 5:30:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Not a superhero but a super''star'', DisneyChannel's ''HannahMontana''.

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* Not a superhero but a super''star'', DisneyChannel's ''HannahMontana''.''Series/HannahMontana''.



* As befits the nature of the show, ''WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'' requires that the contestants guard their secret identities at all times. Letting hers slip got Monkey Woman eliminated in the first season; in the second, Hyper-Strike was reprimanded for telling his real last name to a group of children, and only survived that round of eliminations because fellow contestant Parthenon botched the SecretTestOfCharacter at the same time.

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* As befits the nature of the show, ''WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'' ''Series/WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'' requires that the contestants guard their secret identities at all times. Letting hers slip got Monkey Woman eliminated in the first season; in the second, Hyper-Strike was reprimanded for telling his real last name to a group of children, and only survived that round of eliminations because fellow contestant Parthenon botched the SecretTestOfCharacter at the same time.



* Six Feet Under has multiple minor ones. David hides that he is gay. Nate [[spoiler: hides the fact that he was diagnosed with AVM.]]
* Zorro, of course. Like the Scarlet Pimpernel and Superman (in his earlier incarnations), Zorro maintains an alter ego who behaves like a bumbling coward.
* In the British kids' series ''HelpImATeenageOutlaw'', the main characters Tom, Moses and Deedee are secretly the highwayman Swiftnik and his two sidekicks. However, unknown to the other two, supposed peasant girl Deedee is actually an identity used by Lady Devereaux, a RebelliousPrincess whom Tom/Swiftnik thinks of as his true love, despite being incapable of recognising her without her [[WigDressAccent wig and dress]].
* Merlin from BBC's "Series/Merlin". He spends nearly the entirety of all five seasons keeping his magic a secret from everyone but a (very) select few. He goes to many lengths to keep it secret, including making some morally ambiguous decisions to do so.
* Maid Marian on the latest series of ''RobinHood'' runs around Nottingham distributing food and medicines as the Night Watchman. No one manages to figure this out.

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* Six Feet Under ''Series/SixFeetUnder'' has multiple minor ones. David hides that he is gay. Nate [[spoiler: hides the fact that he was diagnosed with AVM.]]
* ''Series/{{Zorro}}'': Zorro, of course. Like the Scarlet Pimpernel and Superman (in his earlier incarnations), Zorro maintains an alter ego who behaves like a bumbling coward.
* In the British kids' series ''HelpImATeenageOutlaw'', ''Series/HelpImATeenageOutlaw'', the main characters Tom, Moses and Deedee are secretly the highwayman Swiftnik and his two sidekicks. However, unknown to the other two, supposed peasant girl Deedee is actually an identity used by Lady Devereaux, a RebelliousPrincess whom Tom/Swiftnik thinks of as his true love, despite being incapable of recognising her without her [[WigDressAccent wig and dress]].
* Merlin from BBC's "Series/Merlin"."Series/{{Merlin 2008}}". He spends nearly the entirety of all five seasons keeping his magic a secret from everyone but a (very) select few. He goes to many lengths to keep it secret, including making some morally ambiguous decisions to do so.
* Maid Marian on the latest series of ''RobinHood'' ''Series/RobinHood'' runs around Nottingham distributing food and medicines as the Night Watchman. No one manages to figure this out.
8th Feb '16 2:55:56 PM Natty
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* ''VisualNovel/HalloweenOtome'': All the guests at the party have this, to avoid gold-diggers and keep the game from becoming political, due to their celebrity status. Emma has this so she can fit in. Especially seen with [[spoiler: The Count, who’s really Erik, the host!]]
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