History PaperThinDisguise / ComicBooks

3rd Feb '18 10:32:15 AM nombretomado
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** In [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks older]] Batman comics, TheJoker and the Penguin would sometimes go out in public "disguised" by nothing but a pair of LennonSpecs. It's a toss-up as to whether it's this trope or everyone was just too shit-scared to call the cops anyways.

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** In [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks older]] Batman comics, TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker and the Penguin would sometimes go out in public "disguised" by nothing but a pair of LennonSpecs. It's a toss-up as to whether it's this trope or everyone was just too shit-scared to call the cops anyways.
3rd Feb '18 5:15:23 AM Scorntex
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* The comic book version of Howard Zinn´s book ''A People´s history of American Empire'' has a FBI agent spying on activist Dan Berrigan in 1970, wearing Groucho Glasses and a wig.

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* The comic book version of Howard Zinn´s book ''A People´s history of American Empire'' has a FBI agent spying on activist Dan Berrigan in 1970, wearing Groucho Glasses and a wig.wig.
* Many old-school comics, even up until the 90s, had superheroes disguising themselves by... wearing a trenchcoat and hat over their brightly coloured costumes, leading to scenes such as Captain America managing to infiltrate a hospital in such a disguise over his usual outfit, which includes a bright blue head-covering cowl.
18th Jan '18 3:24:47 PM ablackraptor
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* Several of the ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'':
** Kate's "mask" is a pair of sunglasses (hopefully she never wears those when not in costume).
** Cassie and Eli wear actual masks, but their secret identities are already closely associated with the legacies they take on: Cassie, publicly known as the daughter of the second ComicBook/AntMan, wears a variant of his costume and doesn't hide her hair or most of her face (DominoMask); Eli's grandfather is likewise publicly known to have been the prototype Captain America, and Eli, likewise with a DominoMask, is the Patriot. Both have been easily found out (though, thankfully, not by villains).
** Wiccan ''has no mask at all'' and yet somehow avoids detection. The standard [[{{Fanon}} fan theory]] is that he only gets away with it thanks to being an unconscious RealityWarper.

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* Several of the ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'':
** Kate's "mask" is a pair
''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', as they largely didn't wear masks of sunglasses (hopefully she never wears those when not in costume).
**
any kind. Cassie and Eli wear actual masks, wore a DominoMask each, but their secret identities are already closely associated with the legacies they take on: Cassie, publicly known as the daughter of the second ComicBook/AntMan, wears a variant of also modelled themselves after her father and his costume and doesn't hide her hair or most of her face (DominoMask); Eli's grandfather is likewise publicly known to have been respectfully (Scott Lang, Ant-Man II, and Isiah Bradley, the prototype Captain America, America), otherwise the rest of the group at best wore goggles and/or CoolShades (Tommy and Eli, likewise with a DominoMask, is the Patriot. Both Kate), or simply nothing to hide their faces (Billy).
** However, while played straight when they ''were'' supposed to
have been easily found out (though, thankfully, not by villains).
** Wiccan ''has
secret identities, the team abandoned these at some point during their existence anyway, thus averting this trope as they were no mask longer trying to disguise themselves. Much like many of the mainstream Avengers, all of them became publicly known as superheroes (to the point Cassie [[BullyingTheDragon was bullied at all'' school and yet somehow avoids detection. The standard [[{{Fanon}} fan theory]] is harassed by her stepdad's cop friends for her status as a superhero]]), and nowadays they're openly identified as their hero identities. In fact, Billy, Teddy, Tommy, and Kate were all able to find jobs that he only gets away with it thanks to being an unconscious RealityWarper.cashed in [[MundaneUtility on their superpowers and/or superhero experience]].
23rd Oct '17 12:31:50 PM Eilevgmyhren
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-->'''Robin''': What's the mask for, by the way? I mean, who's she fooling? How many hot chicks with silver hair are walking around? "Gee...I wonder who that could be!"

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-->'''Robin''': What's the mask for, by the way? I mean, who's she fooling? How many hot chicks with silver hair are walking around? "Gee...I wonder who that could be!"be!"
* The comic book version of Howard Zinn´s book ''A People´s history of American Empire'' has a FBI agent spying on activist Dan Berrigan in 1970, wearing Groucho Glasses and a wig.
8th Oct '17 9:24:00 AM HeyFella
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** ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} has this as part of her outfit in ''ComicBook/BatmanWhiteKnight''. Instead of the traditional cowl, she merely has a DominoMask and a pair of bat ears.
19th Sep '17 3:19:08 AM Doug86
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** {{Lampshaded}} in the ComicBook/{{New 52}} ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' series. Green Arrow wakes up in a hospital bed and finds he's still wearing his mask, and is told by Steve Trevor that they left it on to protect his identity. Ollie bemusedly points out that the mask does very little to actually protect his identity if he's not wearing his hooded costume.

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** {{Lampshaded}} in the ComicBook/{{New 52}} ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' series. Green Arrow wakes up in a hospital bed and finds he's still wearing his mask, and is told by Steve Trevor that they left it on to protect his identity. Ollie bemusedly points out that the mask does very little to actually protect his identity if he's not wearing his hooded costume.
11th Jul '17 11:17:01 PM AgentSkyblueM7
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--> '''A.I.M Soldier''": Is that a trash bag on your head? Karl? Quit goofing around, man.

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--> '''A.I.M Soldier''": Soldier''': Is that a trash bag on your head? Karl? Quit goofing around, man.
11th Jul '17 11:16:24 PM AgentSkyblueM7
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* Comicbook/Deadpool tries disguising himself at an A.I.M soldier in order for him and Captain America to get Wolverine's DNA and prevent them from cloning him. His disguise is nothing but a yellow trash bag, but the soldier he talks to mistakes him for someone else before getting knocked out by Cap.

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* Comicbook/Deadpool Comicbook/{{Deadpool}} tries disguising himself at an A.I.M soldier in order for him and Captain America to get Wolverine's DNA and prevent them from cloning him. His disguise is nothing but a yellow trash bag, but the soldier he talks to mistakes him for someone else before getting knocked out by Cap.
11th Jul '17 11:15:50 PM AgentSkyblueM7
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* ComicBook/Deadpool tries disguising himself at an A.I.M soldier in order to get Wolverine's DNA and prevent them from cloning him. His disguise is nothing but a yellow trash bag, but the soldier he talks to mistakes him for someone else before getting knocked out by Captain America.

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* ComicBook/Deadpool Comicbook/Deadpool tries disguising himself at an A.I.M soldier in order for him and Captain America to get Wolverine's DNA and prevent them from cloning him. His disguise is nothing but a yellow trash bag, but the soldier he talks to mistakes him for someone else before getting knocked out by Captain America.Cap.



--> '''A.I.M Soldier'': Is that a trash bag on your head? Karl? Quit goofing around, man.

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--> '''A.I.M Soldier'': Soldier''": Is that a trash bag on your head? Karl? Quit goofing around, man.
11th Jul '17 11:14:42 PM AgentSkyblueM7
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* ComicBook/Deadpool tries disguising himself at an A.I.M soldier in order to get Wolverine's DNA and prevent them from cloning him. His disguise is nothing but a yellow trash bag, but the soldier he talks to mistakes him for someone else before getting knocked out by Captain America.
--> '''Deadpool''': S'up? You got Wolverine's DNA here?
--> '''A.I.M Soldier'': Is that a trash bag on your head? Karl? Quit goofing around, man.
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