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8th Sep '17 12:37:47 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s cape and cowl are frequently visible in Bruce Wayne's shadow--the idea being that, unlike, say, {{Franchise/Superman}} and Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}, the true identity is the superhero, not the civilian.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s cape and cowl are frequently visible in Bruce Wayne's shadow--the idea being that, unlike, say, {{Franchise/Superman}} and Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}, Franchise/SpiderMan, the true identity is the superhero, not the civilian.



* Many other superheroes, while in their civilian identities, will have a shadow shaped like their alter ego when in a situation that their heroic identity is needed for, especially if the costume has a distinctive silhouette. [[Franchise/{{Spider-Man}} Peter Parker]] will have a shadow with webs in it (or in some older ones, the "armpit webs"), [[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} Matt Murdock]]'s shadow will have horns, [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]]'s shadow will lose his glasses and gain a cape, etc.

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* Many other superheroes, while in their civilian identities, will have a shadow shaped like their alter ego when in a situation that their heroic identity is needed for, especially if the costume has a distinctive silhouette. [[Franchise/{{Spider-Man}} [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker]] will have a shadow with webs in it (or in some older ones, the "armpit webs"), [[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} Matt Murdock]]'s shadow will have horns, [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]]'s shadow will lose his glasses and gain a cape, etc.
27th Aug '17 10:56:26 AM thatother1dude
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--> ''"I tend not to trust a guy whose shadow don't match his body."''
--->--'''Charby''', ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate''

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--> -> ''"I tend not to trust a guy whose shadow don't match his body."''
--->--'''Charby''', -->--'''Charby''', ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate''
12th Aug '17 8:44:37 AM Sharlee
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* The logo for indie games company Darkling Room depicts a man's silhouette standing in a doorway, with his shadow cast into the room the door opens into. The shadow, unlike the man, wears a hat: a discrepancy hinting at the creepy/uncanny forces that [[VideoGame/DarkFall protagonists of the]] [[VideoGame/TheLostCrown company's adventure games]] pursue and are pursued by.


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* The logo for indie games company Darkling Room depicts a man's silhouette standing in a doorway, with his shadow cast into the room the door opens into. The shadow, unlike the man, wears a hat: a discrepancy hinting at the creepy/uncanny forces that [[VideoGame/DarkFall protagonists of the]] [[VideoGame/TheLostCrown company's adventure games]] pursue and are pursued by.
12th Aug '17 8:43:36 AM Sharlee
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* The logo for indie games company Darkling Room depicts a man's silhouette standing in a doorway, with his shadow cast into the room the door opens into. The shadow, unlike the man, wears a hat: a discrepancy hinting at the creepy/uncanny forces that [[VideoGame/DarkFall protagonists of the]] [[VideoGame/TheLostCrown company's adventure games]] pursue and are pursued by.
6th Aug '17 1:33:01 AM darkemyst
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--> ''"I tend not to trust a guy whose shadow don't match his body."''
--->--'''Charby''', ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate''



* In ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' when Zeno calms down way too quickly after a freak out and tries to slip past Charby he knocks him out after seeing how little Zeno's shadow currently matches his body, a good thing since that shadow is evidence that [[spoiler: Zeno has been possessed by the cruel "Bear Witch"]]:
-->'''Charby:''' I tend not to trust a guy whose shadow don't match his body.

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* In ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' when Zeno calms down way too quickly after a freak out and tries to slip past Charby he knocks him out after seeing how little Zeno's shadow currently matches his body, a good thing since that shadow is evidence that [[spoiler: Zeno has been possessed by the cruel "Bear Witch"]]:
-->'''Charby:''' I tend
Witch"]]. It's not to trust a guy whose the last time his shadow don't match his body.gives this away.
6th Aug '17 12:51:22 AM darkemyst
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* In ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' when Zeno calms down way too quickly after a freak out and tries to slip past Charby he wisely knocks him out after seeing how little Zeno's shadow currently matches his body:

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* In ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' when Zeno calms down way too quickly after a freak out and tries to slip past Charby he wisely knocks him out after seeing how little Zeno's shadow currently matches his body:body, a good thing since that shadow is evidence that [[spoiler: Zeno has been possessed by the cruel "Bear Witch"]]:
6th Aug '17 12:43:11 AM darkemyst
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* In ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' when Zeno calms down way too quickly after a freak out and tries to slip past Charby he wisely knocks him out after seeing how little Zeno's shadow currently matches his body:
-->'''Charby:''' I tend not to trust a guy whose shadow don't match his body.
24th Jul '17 11:39:25 PM killerzuera
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This trope is named after the catchphrase of Radio/TheShadow, but is otherwise unrelated.

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This trope is named after the catchphrase of Radio/TheShadow, but is otherwise unrelated.
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* The TropeNamer is of course ''Radio/TheShadow'', who happens to be a good example, as his Shadow is still visible when he clouds the minds of his enemies to hide from their sight. Often ignored in the radio series, though it was prominent in the movie.

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* The TropeNamer is of course ''Radio/TheShadow'', who happens to be a good example, as his Shadow is still visible when he clouds the minds of his enemies to hide from their sight. In one instance of the pulps, a particularly observant criminal is able to discover that Lamont Cranston is The Shadow by observing his shadow on the floor and noticing the resemblance to the one he had seen earlier while pursuing The Shadow (even though Cranston is dressed normally). Often ignored in the radio series, though it was prominent in the movie.
18th Jun '17 10:20:57 AM nombretomado
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* A non-evil example; the [[http://static.rogerebert.com/uploads/movie/movie_poster/saving-mr-banks-2013/large_aBuYDaK3PpY1nlt6rTvIcTAOHS8.jpg poster]] for ''Film/SavingMrBanks'' features WaltDisney and P.L. Travers, with their shadows being MickeyMouse and Film/MaryPoppins respectively.

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* A non-evil example; the [[http://static.rogerebert.com/uploads/movie/movie_poster/saving-mr-banks-2013/large_aBuYDaK3PpY1nlt6rTvIcTAOHS8.jpg poster]] for ''Film/SavingMrBanks'' features WaltDisney Creator/WaltDisney and P.L. Travers, with their shadows being MickeyMouse and Film/MaryPoppins respectively.
15th Jun '17 7:36:02 PM Gamermaster
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* In the anime adaptation of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'', for a split second as [[spoiler: Kosaku-Kira is sneaking up on Hayato in the bath, his shadow shows his Stand Killer Queen, with its thumb on the trigger for one of its bombs.]]

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* In the anime adaptation of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'', ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'', for a split second as [[spoiler: Kosaku-Kira is sneaking up on Hayato in the bath, his shadow shows his Stand Killer Queen, with its thumb on the trigger for one of its bombs.]]
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