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* Mike hides Eleven in his basement in ''Series/StrangerThings'', both because [[TheyWouldCutYouUp they would cut him up]] and because he thinks she can help them find Will.

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* Mike hides Eleven in his basement in ''Series/StrangerThings'', both because [[TheyWouldCutYouUp they would cut him her up]] and because he thinks she can help them find Will.

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* ''Theatre/{{Fangirls}}'': After abducting her crush Harry, Edna keeps him BoundAndGagged in her bedroom and tries to conceal his presence form her mother and her friends.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Frankenweenie}}'': After bringing his dog Sparky back to life, Victor hides him in the attic because he's afraid of how his parents will react to seeing Sparky reanimated.


* In ''Manga/KimiWaPetto'', Sumire keeps a homeless young man named Takeshi, or "Momo", in her house as her "pet". To keep her boyfriend (and dog-lover) Hasumi in the dark, she has to borrow her friend's actual pet dog when Hasumi wants to see "Momo", and Takeshi pretends to be her distant cousin whenever Hasumi unexpectedly drops by.

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* In ''Manga/KimiWaPetto'', ''Manga/YoureMyPet'', Sumire keeps a homeless young man named Takeshi, or "Momo", in her house as her "pet". To keep her boyfriend (and dog-lover) Hasumi in the dark, she has to borrow her friend's actual pet dog when Hasumi wants to see "Momo", and Takeshi pretends to be her distant cousin whenever Hasumi unexpectedly drops by.


* The original (1960s) version of DC's ''ComicBook/StanleyAndHisMonster'' went in for this in a big way. In addition to the monster, who was hiding from the modern equivalents of a pitchforks-and-torches-wielding mob, Stanley also ended up hiding a leprechaun and a German dwarf who didn't want to have to deal with the US immigration service, and the ghost of Napoleon, who wasn't so much hiding as haunting a grandfather clock and hoping for some decent wine. The later revamp, drawn by Phil Foglio, had only the monster, who was now a nameless demon exiled from Hell for being too nice.

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* The original (1960s) version of DC's ''ComicBook/StanleyAndHisMonster'' went in for this in a big way. In addition to the monster, who was hiding from the modern equivalents of a pitchforks-and-torches-wielding mob, Stanley also ended up hiding a leprechaun and leprechaun, a German dwarf who didn't want to have to deal with the US immigration service, and the ghost of Napoleon, who wasn't so much hiding as haunting a grandfather clock and hoping for some decent wine. The later revamp, drawn by Phil Foglio, had only the monster, who was now a nameless demon exiled from Hell for being too nice.


->'''Dick Grayson:''' Batman lives in Bruce Wayne's basement?\\
'''Batman:''' Bruce Wayne lives in Batman's attic!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie''

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* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'''s ''Tatarigoroshi'' arc, Keiichi considers bringing Satoko into his home and hiding her from his parents in order to save her from her EvilUncle, but ultimately decides not to because it would be too difficult for her to do basic things like feeding herself or using the toilet without being noticed.


* The ''Film/FatAlbert'' movie displays this trope strongly.

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* In ''Film/TheShapeOfWater'', Elisa hides the Asset ([[FishPeople an amphibious humanoid]]) in her bathroom after she and her friends rescue him from the government laboratory.

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* In ''Film/TheShapeOfWater'', Elisa hides the Asset ([[FishPeople [[FishPeople an amphibious humanoid]]) humanoid]] in her bathroom after she and her friends rescue him from the government laboratory.


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* A villainous example in ''Film/{{Hellraiser}}'', when Julia is keeping her undead former lover/[[AFamilyAffair brother-in-law]] in the attic. Whenever she can get away with it, she kills people so that Frank can use their blood to reconstitute his body.
* A brief example in ''Film/TheRaid''. During the eponymous raid on an apartment building in the slums of Jakarta, Rama (the hero) and a wounded fellow officer briefly hide out in the apartment of a couple that Rama had helped out earlier. Unfortunately, a gang of [[MacheteMayhem machete-wielding]] criminals demand to search the place, and there follows an ''extremely'' tense scene of the two cops trying to hide behind the drywall.

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* In ''Film/HotBot'', Limus and Leonard try to to hide the advanced {{sexbot}} Bardot in Limus' house and keep her hidden from his family.


When the character is eventually found, a quick SecretIdentity, UnpronounceableAlias, or LineOfSightName will be conjured on the spot, along with an unusual job title to explain their strange outfit. If female, the hidden character will frequently end up as a [[{{Meido}} maid]].

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When the character is eventually found, a quick SecretIdentity, UnpronounceableAlias, or LineOfSightName LineOfSightAlias will be conjured on the spot, along with an unusual job title to explain their strange outfit. If female, the hidden character will frequently end up as a [[{{Meido}} maid]].


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* There was a horror story in which a young girl discovers her estranged father has been [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrunken]] and hides him in her jewelry box. She treats him like a pet until he is discovered by her mother, at which point the two of them do... [[ImAHumanitarian something really horrible]].
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* Inverted in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. While Rapunzel briefly does keep Flynn hidden in a closet while Mother Gothel is around, she doesn't want to keep him a secret. She wants to use the fact that she knocked out and locked up an intruder as proof that she can handle going outside (ItMakesSenseInContext). Mother Gothel refuses to listen and never finds out.

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* Inverted in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Tangled}}''. While Rapunzel briefly does keep Flynn hidden in a closet while Mother Gothel is around, she doesn't want to keep him a secret. She wants to use the fact that she knocked out and locked up an intruder as proof that she can handle going outside (ItMakesSenseInContext). Mother Gothel refuses to listen and never finds out.



* Aladdin did this with Iago in ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', although it was because he wanted to break Iago's HeelFaceTurn gently to the Sultan and Jasmine.

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* Aladdin did this with Iago in ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', although it was because he wanted to break Iago's HeelFaceTurn gently to the Sultan and Jasmine.


* Twilight Sparkle hides Chirp, a human, in her library in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/Silent Knight''. At one point she buries him under a pile of books to hide him from a patron.

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* Twilight Sparkle hides Chirp, a human, in her library in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/Silent Knight''.''Fanfic/SilentKnight''. At one point she buries him under a pile of books to hide him from a patron.


* ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' and ''Series/{{Alf}}'' had entire families (or at least the younger set) hiding these friendly, glowy and/or cat-eating aliens.

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* ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' and ''Series/{{Alf}}'' had has an entire families family (or at least the younger set) hiding these friendly, glowy and/or cat-eating aliens.a friendly alien.


* Not in the basement, per se, but in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', Harry has to keep a very noisy Dobby hidden from his aunt an uncle during a dinner party.

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* Not in the basement, per se, but in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', Harry has to keep a very noisy Dobby hidden from his aunt an and uncle during a dinner party.

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