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22nd Sep '16 8:23:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''Ben10UltimateAlien'', the third in a continuity of shows, starts the first episode with this trope.

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* ''Ben10UltimateAlien'', ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', the third in a continuity of shows, starts the first episode with this trope.
18th Jul '16 4:14:51 PM EDP
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A frequent plot point in the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse are the lengths to which Paperinik (DonaldDuck's superhero/antihero alter ego) goes to protect his secret identity. Sometimes he fails, at which point whoever found out his identity [[LaserGuidedAmnesia is fed a memory-erasing candy]].
** He actually revealed his identity to Gyro in the second story. That's where the candies come from: Gyro, not trusting himself with the secret, revealed the memory-erasing candies' existance and took one. Since then, whenever the situation forced Paperinik to reveal his identity Gyro would take one of the candies as soon he didn't need to know anymore-or, as revealed in ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'', every time he found out on his own.
** Mickey actually knows, having deduced it. [[SecretSecretKeeper He never told anyone, not even to Donald]].
** A few characters in ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' know and, for various reasons, cannot have their memories of it erased. This actually showed why Paperinik is so protective of his identity: a BadFuture had the time-travelling criminal the Gryphon frame him as a terrorist and expose his identity, ruining his life and forcing his family and loved ones to leave Duckburg in shame.
27th Jun '16 3:33:20 PM Morgenthaler
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** A ''DisneyAdventures'' comic featured a villain who became TheDreaded among superheroes because of his knack at unmasking them. All of his victims retired in shame. When he targets Darkwing, however, Gosalyn reminds them all why they became heroes in the first place, and they team up to take him down.

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** A ''DisneyAdventures'' ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' comic featured a villain who became TheDreaded among superheroes because of his knack at unmasking them. All of his victims retired in shame. When he targets Darkwing, however, Gosalyn reminds them all why they became heroes in the first place, and they team up to take him down.
25th Jun '16 7:37:12 AM Materioptikon
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* Happens in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' when [[spoiler:Coil]] leaks the civilian identities of every member of the Nazi supervillain group Empire 88 to the local media. This backfires ''spectacularly.'' Used again when [[spoiler: Dragon and Defiant attack supervillain Skitter in her civilian identity at a local public school.]]\\
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Overall 'unmasking' someone is widely regarded as a bad move, breaking one of the unwritten rules that keeps supervillain/superhero conflicts on a manageable scale. As with Empire 88 it makes the villains desperate and in the case of a hero can ruin their personal life.

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* Happens in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' when [[spoiler:Coil]] leaks the civilian identities of every member of the Nazi supervillain group Empire 88 to the local media. This backfires ''spectacularly.'' Used again when [[spoiler: Dragon and Defiant attack supervillain Skitter in her civilian identity at a local public school.]]\\
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]] Overall 'unmasking' someone is widely regarded as a bad move, breaking one of the unwritten rules that keeps supervillain/superhero conflicts on a manageable scale. As with Empire 88 it makes the villains desperate and in the case of a hero can ruin their personal life.



*** After rescuing Mary Jane from yet another threat as Spider-Man, he couldn't hold himself back anymore and declared his love for her. Mary rejected him saying she was already in love with Peter Parker. After hearing this, Peter decided it was time to reveal the truth. She took it pretty well after the initial shock and they eventually got married. [[spoiler:Too bad she was actually a clone of the real Mary Jane. Even worse, one with CloningDegeneration...]]

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*** After rescuing Mary Jane from yet another threat as Spider-Man, he couldn't hold himself back anymore and declared his love for her. Mary rejected him saying she was already in love with Peter Parker. After hearing this, Peter decided it was time to reveal the truth. She took it pretty well after the initial shock and they eventually got married. [[spoiler:Too bad she was actually a clone of the real Mary Jane. Even worse, one with CloningDegeneration...CloneDegeneration...]]
19th May '16 1:35:51 AM M84
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** Happened several times in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'':
*** The Sinister Six unmasked him once. Fortunately, Peter's powers were on the fritz at the time, so they thought Peter was just pretending to be Spider-Man.
*** Eddie Brock found out the truth when the Venom symbiote bonded to him since Peter was the symbiote's previous host.
*** Peter intentionally unmasked himself in one episode to a [[spoiler:terminally ill]] little girl as a parting gift after she helped him.
*** After rescuing Mary Jane from yet another threat as Spider-Man, he couldn't hold himself back anymore and declared his love for her. Mary rejected him saying she was already in love with Peter Parker. After hearing this, Peter decided it was time to reveal the truth. She took it pretty well after the initial shock and they eventually got married. [[spoiler:Too bad she was actually a clone of the real Mary Jane. Even worse, one with CloningDegeneration...]]
26th Apr '16 5:01:01 PM Mullon
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* The prequel comics of ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' had Superman reveal his identity to the world in front of the United Nations building as he begins his quest for "peace". He later attempts to reveal Batman's on TV, but when Bats stops that signal, he quickly goes to the one thing he apparently can't stop: Twitter.

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* The prequel comics of ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' had ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' has Superman reveal his identity to the world in front of the United Nations building as he begins his quest for "peace". He later attempts to reveal Batman's on TV, but when Bats stops that signal, he quickly goes to the one thing he apparently can't stop: Twitter.
12th Feb '16 4:42:18 PM eroock
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{{Superhero}}es often have a SecretIdentity which they conceal from the world, or perhaps just secretly engage in heroics. They do it for lots of reasons: maybe to keep themselves or their loved ones safe, and so they keep them willfully ignorant. But when you do that, you’re likely to run into some complications. Sooner or later, friends, family and dates are going to wonder why you keep running out on them. You’ll find yourself missing school and work, since crime doesn’t exactly let you keep regular hours. Eventually, you might found your [[BruceWayneHeldHostage civilian identity]] held captive, with no way for the 'hero' to show up. So it can be tough to keep that secret identity, well... secret.

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{{Superhero}}es often have a SecretIdentity which they conceal from the world, or perhaps just secretly engage in heroics. They do it for lots of reasons: reasons -- maybe to keep themselves or their loved ones safe, and so they keep them willfully ignorant. But when you do that, you’re likely to run into some complications. Sooner or later, friends, family and dates are going to wonder why you keep running out on them. You’ll find yourself missing school and work, since crime doesn’t exactly let you keep regular hours. Eventually, you might found your [[BruceWayneHeldHostage civilian identity]] held captive, with no way for the 'hero' to show up. So it can be tough to keep that secret identity, well... secret.
12th Feb '16 4:41:52 PM eroock
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{{Superhero}}es often have a SecretIdentity which they conceal from the world, or perhaps just secretly engage in heroics. They do it for lots of reasons- maybe to keep themselves or their loved ones safe, and so they keep them willfully ignorant. But when you do that, you’re likely to run into some complications. Sooner or later, friends, family and dates are going to wonder why you keep running out on them. You’ll find yourself missing school and work, since crime doesn’t exactly let you keep regular hours. Eventually, you might found your [[BruceWayneHeldHostage civilian identity]] held captive, with no way for the 'hero' to show up. So it can be tough to keep that secret identity, well... secret.

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{{Superhero}}es often have a SecretIdentity which they conceal from the world, or perhaps just secretly engage in heroics. They do it for lots of reasons- reasons: maybe to keep themselves or their loved ones safe, and so they keep them willfully ignorant. But when you do that, you’re likely to run into some complications. Sooner or later, friends, family and dates are going to wonder why you keep running out on them. You’ll find yourself missing school and work, since crime doesn’t exactly let you keep regular hours. Eventually, you might found your [[BruceWayneHeldHostage civilian identity]] held captive, with no way for the 'hero' to show up. So it can be tough to keep that secret identity, well... secret.
12th Feb '16 4:41:31 PM eroock
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->''That's right, Miss Lang, it was him all the time! He just combed his hair and stuck on a pair of glasses! Ha ha ha! What a great gag!''

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->''That's ->''"That's right, Miss Lang, it was him all the time! He just combed his hair and stuck on a pair of glasses! Ha ha ha! What a great gag!''gag!"''
28th Nov '15 4:27:31 PM nombretomado
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* Franchise/{{Spider-Man}} has, over the course of over 50 years, had several unmaskings; whether it was the Green Goblin finding out his arch-enemy was his son's best friend, Aunt May finding a sleeping & battered Peter with his destroyed costume on the floor, and the various unmaskings to other heroes in the Marvel Universe, before culminating with him willingly unmasking himself as Peter Parker during the ''ComicBook/CivilWar''. And then [[ComicBook/OneMoreDay literally making a deal with the Devil, after revealing his identity gets his Aunt May shot, to erase his marriage from history in exchange for Aunt May's life & his secret identity]]. He has since unmasked ''again'' to the Fantastic Four, and the post-''SecretInvasion'' New Avengers.

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* Franchise/{{Spider-Man}} has, over the course of over 50 years, had several unmaskings; whether it was the Green Goblin finding out his arch-enemy was his son's best friend, Aunt May finding a sleeping & battered Peter with his destroyed costume on the floor, and the various unmaskings to other heroes in the Marvel Universe, before culminating with him willingly unmasking himself as Peter Parker during the ''ComicBook/CivilWar''. And then [[ComicBook/OneMoreDay literally making a deal with the Devil, after revealing his identity gets his Aunt May shot, to erase his marriage from history in exchange for Aunt May's life & his secret identity]]. He has since unmasked ''again'' to the Fantastic Four, and the post-''SecretInvasion'' post-''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' New Avengers.
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