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* 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.


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

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



Some character -- a RebelliousPrincess, an alien, TheChosenOne or the MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter[[note]]Or Franchise/{{Batman}}.[[/note]] -- is on the run, homeless, out of options, and needs a place to hide. It becomes the duty of the first available OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent they come across to stash the hero in their basement/garage/attic/bedroom until they [[SavingTheWorld Save The World]]/defeat the BigBad/find a portal back to their MagicalLand.

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Some character -- a RebelliousPrincess, an alien, TheChosenOne or the MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter[[note]]Or Franchise/{{Batman}}.[[/note]] -- Franchise/{{Batman}}[[/note]] is on the run, homeless, out of options, and needs a place to hide. It becomes the duty of the first available OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent they come across to stash the hero in their basement/garage/attic/bedroom until they [[SavingTheWorld Save The World]]/defeat the BigBad/find a portal back to their MagicalLand.



The TropeNamer is the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "I've Got Batman In My Basement," which revolved around a group of local children hiding Batman from the Penguin as he recuperated from a heavy dose of poison. The production team [[CreatorBacklash does not think too highly of the episode]], citing their distaste for excessively kid-friendly plots as well as the [[TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily bumbling antics]] of the villains.

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The TropeNamer is the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "I've Got Batman In My Basement," Basement", which revolved around a group of local children hiding Batman from the Penguin as he recuperated from a heavy dose of poison. The production team [[CreatorBacklash does not think too highly of the episode]], citing their distaste for excessively kid-friendly plots as well as the [[TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily bumbling antics]] of the villains.



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* The main character's family in ''[[Literature/YoungWizards Wizard's Holiday]]'' and part of ''[[Literature/YoungWizards Wizards at War]]'' is perfectly aware of the alien exchange students living in the basement, but they have to keep their existence secret from everyone else in town.
* The beginning of Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Virtual Mode'' series.

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* The main character's family in ''[[Literature/YoungWizards Wizard's Holiday]]'' and part protagonist of ''[[Literature/YoungWizards Wizards at War]]'' is perfectly aware ''Literature/{{Beachwalker}}'' spends most of the alien exchange students living book hiding an escaped POW in a basement. It doesn't help that said refugee's enemies have control of most of the town.
* ''Literature/{{Chrestomanci}}'': In ''Literature/TheLivesOfChristopherChant'', Christopher has to hide the Goddess when she escapes from [[spoiler:being sacrificed to Asheth because she's no longer a child]] which would be easier if she wasn't a powerful sorceress, and if she hadn't brought a newborn orphaned kitten with her.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': In ''Literature/TurnCoat'', Harry hides Warden Morgan, who is wanted by the White Council for the murder of a Senior member.
* In the first of ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' novels by Don Pendleton, the protagonist Mack Bolan is found by a "Marion the Librarian-type" after he has collapsed unconscious from his injuries following one of this raids on a Mafia target. She hides him in her house from both the police and the Mafia while she nurses him back to health and even launders his battle suit.
* Not
in the basement, per se, but they have in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', Harry has to keep their existence secret a very noisy Dobby hidden from everyone else his aunt an uncle during a dinner party.
* Omri has to conceal various tiny live people
in town.
* The beginning
his bedroom in ''Literature/TheIndianInTheCupboard'' and its sequels. Hiding the tiny people is easy enough, getting them food isn't impossible, but when they start demanding coffee and whisky, neither of Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Virtual Mode'' series.which are normal things for a nine-year-old to want...



* In a short story titled "Such a Sweet Little Girl", a CreepyChild has a ghost in her room. Played with in that the girl in no way makes the ghost's presence a secret (and in fact openly brags about it), but everyone in her family dismisses the signs anyway.



* In the first of ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' novels by Don Pendleton, the protagonist Mack Bolan is found by a "Marion the Librarian-type" after he has collapsed unconscious from his injuries following one of this raids on a Mafia target. She hides him in her house from both the police and the Mafia while she nurses him back to health and even launders his battle suit.
* 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.
* In a short story titled ''Such A Sweet Little Girl'', a CreepyChild has a ghost in her room. Played with in that the girl in no way makes the ghost's presence a secret (and in fact openly brags about it), but everyone in her family dismisses the signs anyway.

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* In the first %%* The beginning of ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' novels by Don Pendleton, the protagonist Mack Bolan is found by a "Marion the Librarian-type" after he has collapsed unconscious from his injuries following one of this raids on a Mafia target. She hides him in her house from both the police and the Mafia while she nurses him back to health and even launders his battle suit.
* 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.
* In a short story titled ''Such A Sweet Little Girl'', a CreepyChild has a ghost in her room. Played with in that the girl in no way makes the ghost's presence a secret (and in fact openly brags about it), but everyone in her family dismisses the signs anyway.
Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Virtual Mode'' series.



* The protagonist of ''Literature/{{Beachwalker}}'' spends most of the book hiding an escaped POW in a basement. It doesn't help that said refugee's enemies have control of most of the town.
* In ''Literature/TurnCoat'', Harry hides Warden Morgan, who is wanted by the White Council for the murder of a Senior member.
* Omri has to conceal various tiny live people in his bedroom in ''Literature/TheIndianInTheCupboard'' and its sequels. Hiding the tiny people is easy enough, getting them food isn't impossible, but when they start demanding coffee and whisky, neither of which are normal things for a nine-year-old to want...
* In ''Literature/TheLivesOfChristopherChant'', Christopher has to hide the Goddess when she escapes from [[spoiler:being sacrificed to Asheth because she's no longer a child]] which would be easier if she wasn't a powerful sorceress, and if she hadn't brought a newborn orphaned kitten with her.

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* ''Literature/YoungWizards'': The protagonist main character's family in ''Wizard's Holiday'' and part of ''Literature/{{Beachwalker}}'' spends most ''Wizards at War'' is perfectly aware of the book hiding an escaped POW alien exchange students living in a basement. It doesn't help that said refugee's enemies the basement, but they have control of most of the town.
* In ''Literature/TurnCoat'', Harry hides Warden Morgan, who is wanted by the White Council for the murder of a Senior member.
* Omri has
to conceal various tiny live people in his bedroom in ''Literature/TheIndianInTheCupboard'' and its sequels. Hiding the tiny people is easy enough, getting them food isn't impossible, but when they start demanding coffee and whisky, neither of which are normal things for a nine-year-old to want...
* In ''Literature/TheLivesOfChristopherChant'', Christopher has to hide the Goddess when she escapes
keep their existence secret from [[spoiler:being sacrificed to Asheth because she's no longer a child]] which would be easier if she wasn't a powerful sorceress, and if she hadn't brought a newborn orphaned kitten with her.everyone else in town.



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* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': In "The Jockey", Miss Brooks and Mrs. Davis hide a jockey ''and his racehorse'' in their garage until he can win a big race and pay his debts.
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', ''Eternal'' and a couple episodes after it, Chloe is forced to keep [[spoiler:Doomsday]] in her basement, and [[spoiler:disposes of the bodies, which is both terrifying and tear jerking]].
* This is the basic plot of ''Series/{{Alf}}'', which is about a common family hiding an alien, and making lame excuses to avoid visitors from realizing that.
* This is the premise of Nickelodeon's sitcom ''Series/TheJourneyOfAllenStrange'', about a brother and sister hiding a stranded teenage alien in their attic.
* An inversion in ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "Resurrection", where two robots clone/birth a human after humanity goes extinct, and have to hide him from the other human-hating robots. The robots ultimately sacrifice themselves and shut off themselves and their brethren to give the Earth back to the new human race.
* Inverted in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' when Xander had to hide the villain Spike in his basement, to avoid his recapture by the Initiative. Also, in Season 7 he keeps Spike in his closet (which is huge).

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* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': In "The Jockey", Miss Brooks and Mrs. Davis hide a jockey ''and his racehorse'' in their garage until he can win a big race and pay his debts.
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', ''Eternal'' and a couple episodes after it, Chloe is forced to keep [[spoiler:Doomsday]] in her basement, and [[spoiler:disposes of the bodies, which is both terrifying and tear jerking]].
* This is the basic plot of ''Series/{{Alf}}'', which is about a common family hiding an alien, and making lame excuses to avoid visitors from realizing that. \n* This is the premise of Nickelodeon's sitcom ''Series/TheJourneyOfAllenStrange'', about a brother and sister hiding a stranded teenage alien in their attic.\n* An inversion in ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "Resurrection", where two robots clone/birth a human after humanity goes extinct, and have to hide him from the other human-hating robots. The robots ultimately sacrifice themselves and shut off themselves and their brethren to give the Earth back to the new human race.\n* Inverted in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' when Xander had to hide the villain Spike in his basement, to avoid his recapture by the Initiative. Also, in Season 7 he keeps Spike in his closet (which is huge).



-->'''George Michael:''' I have Pop Pop in the attic.
-->'''Michael:''' What? The mere fact that you call making love 'pop-pop' tells me you're not ready!

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-->'''George Michael:''' I have Pop Pop in the attic.
-->'''Michael:'''
attic.\\
'''Michael:'''
What? The mere fact that you call making love 'pop-pop' "pop-pop" tells me you're not ready!ready!
* Inverted in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' when Xander had to hide the villain Spike in his basement, to avoid his recapture by the Initiative. Also, in Season 7 he keeps Spike in his closet (which is huge).
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature "Human Nature"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood "The Family of Blood"]], the [[TheNthDoctor Tenth Doctor]] hides ''himself'' in this manner by storing his Time Lord memory and genetics in a locket and tricking himself into thinking he is an Edwardian-era boarding school teacher so that the Family of Blood will not track him down and kill him. His companion ends up posing as a beleaguered maid, retaining full knowledge of why her "employer" [[BadBoss has good reason to act so out of character.]] [[spoiler:Eventually, the Family finds him anyway, and we learn the real reason he did it: to save ''them'' from the FateWorseThanDeath he has to unleash to stop them.]]



* ''Series/MaskedRider'': When Ferbus first arrived, Molly and Albee had to hide him due to Hal's allergies, but Hal is not allergic anymore around Ferbus; once he revealed himself, Ferbus was accepted as part of the family.
* ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'': Bulk and Skull hide an amnesiac Goldar & Rito in their basement for a while.
* In ''Series/TheNewAdventuresOfBeansBaxter'' episode "There's No Place Like Omsk," Beans hides a Russian defector, who happens to look exactly like Miss Universe Shawn Weatherly.
* In the new ''Series/DoctorWho'' series, the [[TheNthDoctor tenth Doctor]] hides ''himself'' in this manner by storing his Time Lord memory and genetics in a locket and tricking himself into thinking he is an Edwardian-era boarding school teacher so that the Family of Blood will not track him down and kill him. His companion ends up posing as a beleaguered maid, retaining full knowledge of why her "employer" [[BadBoss has good reason to act so out of character.]] [[spoiler:Eventually, the Family finds him anyway, and we learn the real reason he did it: to save ''them'' from the FateWorseThanDeath he has to unleash to stop them.]]

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* ''Series/MaskedRider'': When Ferbus first arrived, Molly ''Series/FrontierCircus'': In "Karina", Casey and Albee had to Tony hide him due to Hal's allergies, but Hal is not allergic anymore around Ferbus; once he revealed himself, Ferbus was accepted as part of the family.
* ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'': Bulk and Skull hide an amnesiac Goldar & Rito
runaway Karina in their basement for a while.
* In ''Series/TheNewAdventuresOfBeansBaxter'' episode "There's No Place Like Omsk," Beans hides a Russian defector, who happens to look exactly like Miss Universe Shawn Weatherly.
* In the new ''Series/DoctorWho'' series, the [[TheNthDoctor tenth Doctor]] hides ''himself'' in this manner by storing his Time Lord memory and genetics in a locket and tricking himself into thinking he is an Edwardian-era boarding school teacher so that the Family of Blood will not track him down and kill him. His companion ends up posing as a beleaguered maid, retaining full knowledge of why
Casey's wagon, initially keeping her "employer" [[BadBoss has good reason to act so out of character.]] [[spoiler:Eventually, the Family finds him anyway, and we learn the real reason he did it: to save ''them'' presence secret from the FateWorseThanDeath he has to unleash to stop them.]]Ben.



* In the series ''Series/{{Spellbinder}}'', there were times when Riana was hiding Paul in her barn and then, when they went through to Paul's world, times when Paul hid Riana in his house.
** In the sequel series, ''Series/{{Spellbinder}} 2: Land of the Dragon Lord'', the young Dragon Lord was hidden from invading barbarians by a local family.
* ''Series/FrontierCircus'': In "Karina", Casey and Tony hide the runaway Karina in Casey's wagon, initially keeping her presence secret from Ben.
* 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.



* This is the premise of Nickelodeon's sitcom ''Series/TheJourneyOfAllenStrange'', about a brother and sister hiding a stranded teenage alien in their attic.
* ''Series/MaskedRider'': When Ferbus first arrived, Molly and Albee had to hide him due to Hal's allergies, but Hal is not allergic anymore around Ferbus; once he revealed himself, Ferbus was accepted as part of the family.



* In ''Series/TheNewAdventuresOfBeansBaxter'' episode "There's No Place Like Omsk", Beans hides a Russian defector, who happens to look exactly like Miss Universe Shawn Weatherly.
* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': In "The Jockey", Miss Brooks and Mrs. Davis hide a jockey ''and his racehorse'' in their garage until he can win a big race and pay his debts.
* An inversion in ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "Resurrection", where two robots clone/birth a human after humanity goes extinct, and have to hide him from the other human-hating robots. The robots ultimately sacrifice themselves and shut off themselves and their brethren to give the Earth back to the new human race.
* ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'': Bulk and Skull hide an amnesiac Goldar & Rito in their basement for a while.
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', ''Eternal'' and a couple episodes after it, Chloe is forced to keep [[spoiler:Doomsday]] in her basement, and [[spoiler:disposes of the bodies, which is both terrifying and tear jerking]].
* In the series ''Series/{{Spellbinder}}'', there were times when Riana was hiding Paul in her barn and then, when they went through to Paul's world, times when Paul hid Riana in his house.
** In the sequel series, ''Series/{{Spellbinder}} 2: Land of the Dragon Lord'', the young Dragon Lord was hidden from invading barbarians by a local family.
* 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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The rescuer, whether [[JumpedAtTheCall enthusiastic]] or [[RefusalOfTheCall reluctant]], quickly runs into a big problem. Because they are not a victim of ParentalAbandonment, they have to keep up a [[{{Masquerade}} charade]] of hiding the character from said parents. Family members start to notice that the character's spending a lot of time in their room, acting rather snippy about people going in there, stashing food, and apparently talking to themself. They will make some quick excuses about practicing lines for a school play.

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The rescuer, whether [[JumpedAtTheCall enthusiastic]] or [[RefusalOfTheCall reluctant]], quickly runs into a big problem. Because they are not a victim of ParentalAbandonment, they have to keep up a [[{{Masquerade}} charade]] of hiding the character from said parents. Family members start to notice that the character's spending a lot of time in their room, acting rather snippy about people going in there, stashing food, and apparently talking to themself.themselves. They will make some quick excuses about practicing lines for a school play.



* In ''Film/MilkMoney'', the kids hide a runaway hooker in their tree house.

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* In ''Film/MilkMoney'', the kids hide a runaway hooker in their tree house.treehouse.



* In the new ''Series/DoctorWho'' series, the [[TheNthDoctor tenth Doctor]] hides ''himself'' in this manner by storing his Time Lord memory and genetics in a locket and tricking himself into thinking he is a Edwardian-era boarding school teacher so that the Family of Blood will not track him down and kill him. His companion ends up posing as a beleaguered maid, retaining full knowledge of why her "employer" [[BadBoss has good reason to act so out of character.]] [[spoiler:Eventually, the Family finds him anyway, and we learn the real reason he did it: to save ''them'' from the FateWorseThanDeath he has to unleash to stop them.]]

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* In the new ''Series/DoctorWho'' series, the [[TheNthDoctor tenth Doctor]] hides ''himself'' in this manner by storing his Time Lord memory and genetics in a locket and tricking himself into thinking he is a an Edwardian-era boarding school teacher so that the Family of Blood will not track him down and kill him. His companion ends up posing as a beleaguered maid, retaining full knowledge of why her "employer" [[BadBoss has good reason to act so out of character.]] [[spoiler:Eventually, the Family finds him anyway, and we learn the real reason he did it: to save ''them'' from the FateWorseThanDeath he has to unleash to stop them.]]



* Used in ''Webcomic/ComingUpViolet'' when [[CousinOliver Dawn]] crosses the proverbial pound and is forced to stay with the eponymous character and her guardian's family. Violet then deflects attempts by her friends to go to her house while the still traumatized human girl stays there. Eventually they make a disguise for her so that she can move about freely though.

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* Used in ''Webcomic/ComingUpViolet'' when [[CousinOliver Dawn]] crosses the proverbial pound and is forced to stay with the eponymous character and her guardian's family. Violet then deflects attempts by her friends to go to her house while the still traumatized human girl stays there. Eventually Eventually, they make a disguise for her so that she can move about freely though.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': in separate episodes Bart takes in Otto (kicked out of his apartment) and Chester Lampwick, a hobo who invented Itchy & Scratchy. He keeps them both in the basement, but his parents find out fairly quickly.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': in In separate episodes episodes, Bart takes in Otto (kicked out of his apartment) and Chester Lampwick, a hobo who invented Itchy & Scratchy. He keeps them both in the basement, but his parents find out fairly quickly.


->'''Batman:''' [[LessEmbarrassingTerm Bruce Wayne lives in Batman's attic!]]

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->'''Batman:''' [[LessEmbarrassingTerm Bruce Wayne lives in Batman's attic!]]attic!


-->--''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie''

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-->--''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie''



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* 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/Silent Knight''. At one point she buries him under a pile of books to hide him from a patron.
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* In [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/19386325/chapters/46129939 this]] humorous ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' fanfic, Josuke, Okuyasu, Koichi, and Mikitaka keep [[spoiler:Kars, revived from a meteor that fell back to Earth]] in the Nijimura house's attic.

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

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Subtrope of SentIntoHiding.


* Utilized in ''Film/TheTransporter'' where Shu Qi's character, Lai, is introduced as "The new cook" (as opposed to "the maid") to the Police inspector who is surprised at the change in Frank's (Jason Statham's) normally routine, and deceptively mundane, lifestyle.

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* Utilized in ''Film/TheTransporter'' where Shu Qi's Creator/ShuQi's character, Lai, is introduced as "The new cook" (as opposed to "the maid") to the Police inspector who is surprised at the change in Frank's (Jason Statham's) (Creator/JasonStatham's) normally routine, and deceptively mundane, lifestyle.


* The first ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' movie has a scene of the title character RoofHopping, when suddenly he runs into a little boy who likes to sit up there with the pigeons. They hang out and eat cookies while Hellboy throws pebbles at a perceived romantic rival on a street below them. It's one of the best moments of the movie.

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* The first ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' ''Film/{{Hellboy|2004}}'' movie has a scene of the title character RoofHopping, when suddenly he runs into a little boy who likes to sit up there with the pigeons. They hang out and eat cookies while Hellboy throws pebbles at a perceived romantic rival on a street below them. It's one of the best moments of the movie.


Some character -- a RebelliousPrincess, an alien, TheChosenOne or the MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter[[note]]or Franchise/{{Batman}}[[/note]] -- is on the run, homeless, out of options, and needs a place to hide. It becomes the duty of the first available OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent they come across to stash the hero in their basement/garage/attic/bedroom until they [[SavingTheWorld Save The World]]/defeat the BigBad/find a portal back to their MagicalLand.

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Some character -- a RebelliousPrincess, an alien, TheChosenOne or the MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter[[note]]or Franchise/{{Batman}}[[/note]] MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter[[note]]Or Franchise/{{Batman}}.[[/note]] -- is on the run, homeless, out of options, and needs a place to hide. It becomes the duty of the first available OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent they come across to stash the hero in their basement/garage/attic/bedroom until they [[SavingTheWorld Save The World]]/defeat the BigBad/find a portal back to their MagicalLand.

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* Omri has to conceal various tiny live people in his bedroom in ''Literature/TheIndianInTheCupboard'' and its sequels. Hiding the tiny people is easy enough, getting them food isn't impossible, but when they start demanding coffee and whisky, neither of which are normal things for a nine-year-old to want...
* In ''Literature/TheLivesOfChristopherChant'', Christopher has to hide the Goddess when she escapes from [[spoiler:being sacrificed to Asheth because she's no longer a child]] which would be easier if she wasn't a powerful sorceress, and if she hadn't brought a newborn orphaned kitten with her.

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