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16th May '16 9:47:27 AM Drope
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** Tomura Shigaraki doesn't hide himself under an alias.

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** Tomura Shigaraki doesn't hide himself under an alias. [[spoiler: Subverted later when it is shown that his real name is Tenko Shimura]].
12th Feb '16 9:02:58 AM Philweasel
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Normally justified with their real name being common and their civilian identity being fairly nondescript, but not always.


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** They do occasionally maintain a secret identity, but it's essentially just them under a disguise with no social security number or personal connections tied to it.
30th Jan '16 12:47:06 AM troodos
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** Mister Freeze might also count, since his legal name is Victor Fries (pronounced exactly like "freeze"), so spoken out pound his code name is just his real one.
29th Dec '15 3:13:52 PM Anddrix
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* On ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Franchise/WonderWoman is never "officially" given the name Wonder Woman. She is addressed as such on only extremely rare occasions and only by people who are not very close with her (e.g., a bouncer at a nightclub, the obnoxious host of a talk show actively slandering the League, and SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor in the midst of battle); in every other situation she is simply "Diana". J'onn J'onzz is addressed as the ComicBook/MartianManhunter only once in the entire series, in the briefing for [[ComicBook/SuicideSquad Task Force X]] in the second season of ''Unlimited''. These two characters do not have a SecretIdentity or any life outside heroics, so they have no need for code names or hiding.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Franchise/WonderWoman is never "officially" given the name Wonder Woman. She is addressed as such on only extremely rare occasions and only by people who are not very close with her (e.g., a bouncer at a nightclub, the obnoxious host of a talk show actively slandering the League, and SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor in the midst of battle); in every other situation she is simply "Diana". J'onn J'onzz is addressed as the ComicBook/MartianManhunter only once in the entire series, in the briefing for [[ComicBook/SuicideSquad Task Force X]] in the second season of ''Unlimited''. These two characters do not have a SecretIdentity or any life outside heroics, so they have no need for code names or hiding.
29th Dec '15 5:13:45 AM Anddrix
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** [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom RICHARDS!!!]]



* Another supervillain example comes from SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom. Everyone knows who he is (what with him being European royalty and all), and considering his status as an OmnidisciplinaryScientist, he more than earns his title. Although since he was expelled from college, so it's more like an honorary degree.

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* Another supervillain example comes from SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom.Doctor Doom. Everyone knows who he is (what with him being European royalty and all), and considering his status as an OmnidisciplinaryScientist, he more than earns his title. Although since he was expelled from college, so it's more like an honorary degree.
6th Dec '15 4:52:01 PM MajinAkuma
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* Barnaby Brooks Jr from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny''

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* Barnaby Brooks Jr Jr. from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny''''Anime/TigerAndBunny''.
* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'':
** Both, Todoroki and Iida decided to go with their given names (Shouto and Tenya, respectively) as their hero names. Todoroki for showing his individuality and to distance from his father Endeaver, while Iida thinks he is not worthy enough to take over his crippled brother's role.
** Tomura Shigaraki doesn't hide himself under an alias.
1st Nov '15 3:12:30 AM eroock
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-->--''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''

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-->--''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''
8th Oct '15 7:24:42 PM nombretomado
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* [[LukeCageHeroForHire Luke Cage]] hasn't been called "Power Man" in years. But then, he doesn't have a secret identity, either-- even calling himself Power Man was just [[StageNames for publicity purposes]].

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* [[LukeCageHeroForHire [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire Luke Cage]] hasn't been called "Power Man" in years. But then, he doesn't have a secret identity, either-- even calling himself Power Man was just [[StageNames for publicity purposes]].
12th Sep '15 4:21:43 PM nombretomado
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* [[BuckyBarnes Bucky]], CaptainAmerica's [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] {{sidekick}} and current Captain America, was actually called Bucky Barnes, as a nickname based on his middle name, Buchanan. What's different, and very odd, about this is that "Bucky" was treated as a code name, and nobody knew that Bucky Barnes was the same person as Cap's sidekick Bucky.

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* [[BuckyBarnes [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Bucky]], CaptainAmerica's ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] {{sidekick}} and current Captain America, was actually called Bucky Barnes, as a nickname based on his middle name, Buchanan. What's different, and very odd, about this is that "Bucky" was treated as a code name, and nobody knew that Bucky Barnes was the same person as Cap's sidekick Bucky.
24th Aug '15 11:32:00 AM Austin
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** Starfire's identity is public knowledge, although she has taken on "Kory Anders" as a legal name.

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** Starfire's ComicBook/{{Starfire}}'s identity is public knowledge, although she has taken on "Kory Anders" as a legal name.
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