Undercover As A Teacher
In media with teen superheroes, someone involved in their super-life is also involved in their school life


(permanent link) added: 2011-08-06 17:07:59 sponsor: Jordan (last reply: 2011-08-08 16:15:59)

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Up for Grabs and may need a better title, as I wasn't thinking to include instances like Kindergarten Cop, where a protagonist is undercover as a teacher.

So, as the description says, I've noticed Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World plots will sometimes like to have a teacher (often the principal) be a cover identity for someone who the kids also interact with in their super-hero life. Generally, but not always, it will be a villain undercover, allowing them to create problems for both identities (which will mean that they know/suspect the secret identity).

Examples:

Anime and Manga

Live Action Tv
  • Played around with a bit in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Principal Snyder is nasty and obstructive, especially to the heroes, leading to suspicion that he was a case of this. However, while he was told by the Mayor (a villain) to give them a hard time, he's not knowingly helping the bad guys- he's just a jerkass.

Western Animation
  • In X-Men: Evolution, Mystique was initially undercover as the principal of the high school where the heroes attended in civilian life.
  • In the upcoming Ultimate Spiderman cartoon, Agent Coulson who seems to be Peter's handler at SHIELD is under-cover as his school principal.
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