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10th Apr '17 12:48:29 PM Tibbittz
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* In ''Webcomic/SwordCatPrincess'', Kathryn has had not one civilian secret identity, but a long chain of them throughout her life (each a supposed progenitor of the next). Her "ancestor" Kathryn O'Brien was actually her, as was recent homicide victim Kathryn Kennedy, whose "death" prompts Kathryn's Intellexi supervisor to urge her to [[http://swordcatprincess.thecomicseries.com/comics/24/ select yet another new civilian alias]]. And when the NYPD created a task force to capture Artemis, [[http://swordcatprincess.thecomicseries.com/comics/136/ she continued to fight crime as SwordCat Princess]].

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* In ''Webcomic/SwordCatPrincess'', Kathryn has had not one civilian secret identity, but a long chain of them throughout her life (each a supposed progenitor of the next). Her "ancestor" Kathryn O'Brien was actually her, as was recent homicide victim Kathryn Kennedy, whose "death" prompts Kathryn's Intellexi supervisor to urge her to [[http://swordcatprincess.thecomicseries.com/comics/24/ select yet another new civilian alias]]. And when the NYPD created a task force to capture Artemis, [[http://swordcatprincess.thecomicseries.com/comics/136/ she continued to fight crime as SwordCat Princess]].
10th Apr '17 12:29:05 PM Tibbittz
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* In ''Webcomic/EternalKnights'', the main character has not one alter ego, but a chain of them throughout her life to create the illusion of of lineage where none exists. While her Knight's title and superhero identity, Artemis, has remained the same for 1,000 years, she has gone through many aliases, each a supposed progenitor of the next. Her "ancestor" Kathryn O'Brien (daughter of Irish High King Brian Boru) was actually her. So was recent homicide victim Kathryn Kennedy (whose "death" prompts Kathryn's Intellexi supervisor to urge her to [[http://www.eternalknightsuniverse.com/comics/24/ select a new alias]].

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* In ''Webcomic/EternalKnights'', the main character ''Webcomic/SwordCatPrincess'', Kathryn has had not one alter ego, civilian secret identity, but a long chain of them throughout her life to create the illusion of of lineage where none exists. While her Knight's title and superhero identity, Artemis, has remained the same for 1,000 years, she has gone through many aliases, each (each a supposed progenitor of the next. next). Her "ancestor" Kathryn O'Brien (daughter of Irish High King Brian Boru) was actually her. So her, as was recent homicide victim Kathryn Kennedy (whose Kennedy, whose "death" prompts Kathryn's Intellexi supervisor to urge her to [[http://www.eternalknightsuniverse.[[http://swordcatprincess.thecomicseries.com/comics/24/ select a yet another new alias]].civilian alias]]. And when the NYPD created a task force to capture Artemis, [[http://swordcatprincess.thecomicseries.com/comics/136/ she continued to fight crime as SwordCat Princess]].
15th Mar '17 7:26:38 PM infernape612
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* Not a superhero but a super''star'', Creator/DisneyChannel's ''Series/HannahMontana''. Eventually deconstructed; the stress of keeping up the lie, combined with a boatload of KeepingSecretSucks for her friends, eventually wears down on Miley [[spoiler:to the point where she eventually decides "screw it" and throws in the wig on Leno]].

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* Not a superhero but a super''star'', Creator/DisneyChannel's ''Series/HannahMontana''. Eventually deconstructed; the stress of keeping up the lie, combined with a boatload of KeepingSecretSucks KeepingSecretsSucks for her friends, eventually wears down on Miley [[spoiler:to the point where she eventually decides "screw it" and throws in the wig on Leno]].
8th Mar '17 12:11:56 PM nombretomado
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* In ''MegaManStarForce'', Geo Stelar goes out of his way to avoid revealing that he's actually [[HenshinHero Mega Man]]. This conflicts with Mega Man's growing status and the fact that his friends have a bad habit of blabbing about it in public like it's no big deal.

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* In ''MegaManStarForce'', ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'', Geo Stelar goes out of his way to avoid revealing that he's actually [[HenshinHero Mega Man]]. This conflicts with Mega Man's growing status and the fact that his friends have a bad habit of blabbing about it in public like it's no big deal.
2nd Mar '17 10:55:14 PM infernape612
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* Not a superhero but a super''star'', Creator/DisneyChannel's ''Series/HannahMontana''.

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* Not a superhero but a super''star'', Creator/DisneyChannel's ''Series/HannahMontana''. Eventually deconstructed; the stress of keeping up the lie, combined with a boatload of KeepingSecretSucks for her friends, eventually wears down on Miley [[spoiler:to the point where she eventually decides "screw it" and throws in the wig on Leno]].
19th Feb '17 12:00:55 PM upupandaway42
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* PlayedWith in the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse'':
** In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Clark]] uses various fake identities while WalkingTheEarth before even becoming Superman, constanting having to move on after using his powers to help people. Even so, Comicbook/LoisLane is able to track him by his past rescues right to the Kent farm.
** In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', both Clark and [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] have secret identities. This film makes it clear that, as in the Post-Crisis comics, Clark is ''himself'' when he's Clark Kent, reporter for the Daily Planet, as opposed to putting on a mild-mannered, clumsy facade as Clark and being himself when he's Superman. The concept of a Secret Identity is deconstructed somewhat, as Clark and Bruce are easily able to discover who the other really is (Clark overhears Bruce talking to Alfred with his [[SuperSenses super-hearing]], and Bruce isn't called the World's Greatest Detective for nothing) and [[spoiler: like Lois, Comicbook/LexLuthor has been able to discover Clark is Superman, and also knows the secret identities of Batman, Comicbook/WonderWoman, Comicbook/TheFlash and Comicbook/{{Cyborg}}]].
** In ''Film/SuicideSquad'', none of the Comicbook/SuicideSquad have secret identities, as they are all known criminals and [[spoiler: [[MagnificentBastard Amanda Waller]] makes it pretty clear that she also knows Bruce is Batman.]].
16th Feb '17 10:46:21 PM Brainiac0982
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* One old comic had a one eyed army veteran who became a superhero. Forgetting his name, let's call him Mr. Anger. He retired as a Captain. His superhero name? Captain Anger. No one manages to figure out who this mysterious one eyed "Captain Anger" secretly is. Not even his friends.

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* One old comic had a one eyed army veteran who became a superhero. Forgetting his name, let's call him Mr. Anger.His name was Jonathan Battle. He retired as a Captain. His superhero name? Captain Anger. Battle. No one manages to figure out who this mysterious one eyed "Captain Anger" Battle" secretly is. Not even his friends.
15th Feb '17 1:28:05 AM PaulA
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** Of course, considering that the FF were heavily modeled on DC's Challengers of the Unknown, the lack of secret [=ID=]s isn't really surprising.
2nd Feb '17 11:34:36 AM infernape612
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* Possible subverted in Daredevil. there the hero was publicly outed, so the entire world knows who he is...but no one can prove it.

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* Possible subverted Subverted in Daredevil. there ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}''. There the hero was publicly outed, so the entire world knows who he is...but no one can prove it.
29th Jan '17 4:44:44 PM BKelly95
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* The Stig from ''Series/TopGear'' is a Meta example. His identity is a closely guarded secret by the Creator/{{BBC}} to the point that The Stig's portrayer is fired if he reveals himself. As of 2017, they're on their third Stig.
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