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* ''Fanfic/JauneArcLordOfHunger'': For a couple of chapters, Jaune stays up at night to meditate next the the [[ArtifactOfAttraction Mask of Darth Nihilus]] and tries to keep this a secret by sneaking out of his dorm when his teammates are asleep. In the chapter "Leadership", Glynda reveals that she knows about Jaune's habit when she advises him to get more sleep while discussing an upcoming field trip. By the time of "Fear", it turns out that Pyrrha was the only person who didn't know about this and she is surprised to hear Nora and Ren talk so casually about it. They even lampshade how often Jaune sneaks out at night and are more surprised that Pyrrha didn't notice.


* In Creator/SimonRGreen's ''Beyond the Blue Moon'', it is revealed that Hawk and Fisher [[spoiler: are Prince Rupert and Princess Julia from the ''Forest Kingdom'' books]]. They attempt to hide this fact from the other characters, but at the big denouement at the end, everybody is relieved that they can finally drop the pretense.


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* ''Literature/ForestKingdom'': Book 4 (''Beyond the Blue Moon'') is where it's revealed that Hawk and Fisher from the spinoff series are Prince Rupert and Princess Julia from ''Blue Moon Rising''. They attempt to hide this fact from the other characters, but at the big denouement at the end, everybody is relieved that they can finally drop the pretense.


--> '''[[TheWatson Honeybee]]:''' So your dad pretends your mom's dead, and you pretend to believe him?\\

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--> ---> '''[[TheWatson Honeybee]]:''' So your dad pretends your mom's dead, and you pretend to believe him?\\



--> '''Ham:''' I have?\\

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--> ---> '''Ham:''' I have?\\



'''Ham:''' Well, thank you for being an ally!

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'''Ham:''' Well, thank you for being an ally!ally! Why are we yelling?!\\
'''Beef:''' Because Iím upset about other stuff!


* Right before the ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'', Vicki Vale had figured out everyone in ComicBook/{{Batman}}'s inner circle's real name sans [[ComicBook/Batgirl2009 Stephanie Brown]]. She had no hard evidence so she didn't run the story. She also didn't count on Batman's baby mama being the daughter of an [[ComicBook/RasAlGhul international terrorist]] who'd kill her if people figured out who they were by extension.

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* Right before the ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'', Vicki Vale had figured out everyone in ComicBook/{{Batman}}'s inner circle's real name sans [[ComicBook/Batgirl2009 Stephanie Brown]]. She had no hard evidence so she didn't run the story. She also didn't count on Batman's [[ComicBook/TaliaAlGhul baby mama mama]] being the daughter of an [[ComicBook/RasAlGhul international terrorist]] who'd kill her if people figured out who they were by extension.


** In the pilot episode, Ham comes out as gay to his family, only for Moon to remind him that he's already come out to the Tobins multiple times.

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--> '''[[TheWatson Honeybee]]:''' So your dad pretends your mom's dead, and you pretend to believe him?\\
'''Ham:''' And we never talk about it, and we never will.\\
'''Moon:''' Perfect system.
** In the pilot episode, Ham [[TheDitz Ham]] comes out as gay to his family, only for Moon to remind him that he's already come out to the Tobins multiple times.times beforehand.


* Throughout the first season of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Dipper tries his hardest to keep his crush on Wendy a secret. Mabel finds out almost immediately and Soos [[SmarterThanYouLook offhandedly mentions knowing it]] during the first season finale. [[spoiler:When he finally admits it to her in season two, Wendy tells him it was obvious and she could hear him [[StageWhisper repeatedly]] [[LampshadeHanging admitting it,]] ,aking him feel more embarrassed.]]

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* Throughout the first season of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Dipper tries his hardest to keep his crush on Wendy a secret. Mabel finds out almost immediately and Soos [[SmarterThanYouLook offhandedly mentions knowing it]] during the first season finale. [[spoiler:When he finally admits it to her in season two, Wendy tells him it was obvious and she could hear him [[StageWhisper repeatedly]] [[LampshadeHanging admitting it,]] ,aking it,]], making him feel more embarrassed.]]]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatNorth:''
** After his wife abandoned him to be with her lover in Pennsylvania, Beef goes in full denial about this and tells his children that their mom got eaten by a bear. However, they all know the truth and pretend to believe him so he doesn't have another meltdown over it. By the end of the first episode, he finally comes to terms with his wife leaving him and moves on.
** In the pilot episode, Ham comes out as gay to his family, only for Moon to remind him that he's already come out to the Tobins multiple times.
--> '''Ham:''' I have?\\
'''Beef:''' Yes, and we love you just the way you are, dammit!\\
'''Ham:''' Well, thank you for being an ally!

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* It was in {{defi|edTrope}}ance of this trope that Linkara of ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'' specifically excluded ''ComicBook/HolyTerror'' from his "15 Worst Comics I've Ever Reviewed" -- anyone who saw his 300th episode would see its place at the top of the list coming from a mile away and he wanted to have some surprise in his selection of comics.

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** ''Literature/BattleGround'': After years of hiding that she'd become the Winter Lady and angsting about how her parents will react to her loss of humanity Michael's daughter Molly finally comes clean. Her parents have already figured it out, probably back when Michael noticed that the statues of the Royalty of Winter and Summer in Hades included his daughter in ''Literature/SkinGame'', and tell her that being a fairy princess doesn't exonerate her from doing the dishes.


* During the Prologue of Grisaia in ''VisualNovel/GrisaiaNoRakuen'' Yumiko was apparently under the impression that nobody knew she was the rich daughter of the Sakaki family. They did, but they just didn't care. If nothing else, Makina and Michiru are from decently wealthy families themselves.

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* During the Prologue of Grisaia in ''VisualNovel/GrisaiaNoRakuen'' ''VisualNovel/TheEdenOfGrisaia'' Yumiko was apparently under the impression that nobody knew she was the rich daughter of the Sakaki family. They did, but they just didn't care. If nothing else, Makina and Michiru are from decently wealthy families themselves.


* From ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Setsuna tries to hide the fact that she has a BodyguardCrush on Konoka. No-one is fooled, so when Rakan reveals that she had her {{first kiss}} with Konoka, no-one even blinks their eyes. Not even [[ChasteHero Negi]].

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* From ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
''Manga/NegimaMagisterNegiMagi'':
** Setsuna tries to hide the fact that she has a BodyguardCrush on Konoka. No-one is fooled, so when Rakan reveals that she had her {{first kiss}} FirstKiss with Konoka, no-one even blinks their eyes. Not even [[ChasteHero Negi]].



* In the ''Series/{{Glee}}'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6384367/1/We_Have_a_Problem We have a problem,]]'' Kurt and Puck go to great lengths to keep their [[HoYay relationship]] a secret. When they finally decide to come out, it turns out that more or less everybody already knew.

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* In the ''Series/{{Glee}}'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6384367/1/We_Have_a_Problem We have a problem,]]'' problem]],'' Kurt and Puck go to great lengths to keep their [[HoYay relationship]] a secret. When they finally decide to come out, it turns out that more or less everybody already knew.



* In ''FanFic/WhyAmICrying'', Scootaloo expresses relief that Diamond Tiara, or anypony else, never knew that her mother [[ParentalAbandonment walked (flew?) out on her family]] when she was five. Later on, however, she learns from Miss Cheerilee that everyone knew about it when it happened, but nobody spoke of it out of pity.

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* In ''FanFic/WhyAmICrying'', ''Fanfic/WhyAmICrying'', Scootaloo expresses relief that Diamond Tiara, or anypony else, never knew that her mother [[ParentalAbandonment walked (flew?) out on her family]] when she was five. Later on, however, she learns from Miss Cheerilee that everyone knew about it when it happened, but nobody spoke of it out of pity.


* The ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' episode "[[Recap/BlackadderS2E3Money Money]]" had Percy preparing to lend Edmund the savings he has hidden, only to be told that not only do Blackadder and Baldrick know about it, but Blackadder has also already taken it.

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* The ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' episode "[[Recap/BlackadderS2E3Money "[[Recap/BlackadderS2E4Money Money]]" had Percy preparing to lend Edmund the savings he has hidden, only to be told that not only do Blackadder and Baldrick know about it, but Blackadder has also already taken it.

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* ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/21828973?view_full_work=true Just Taken]]'' has [[Music/MelanieC Melanie]]'s fears of being buried alive and ducks were already known by her dad, Alan. Earlier, [[Music/SpiceGirls Emma]] had already known about being afraid of choking and losing control. Geri, Mel, and Victoria all understood about the duck phobia, which none of them didn't mind as there was a justified reason behind them. Alan explained he used a stuffed animal, a [[WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck duck]], in hopes to calm Melanie when she was a child.


* One issue of ''ComicBook/MsMarvel2014'' had the heroine finally revealing her SecretIdentity to her school friends, only to be shocked when they all admit to having figured it out already. She didn't exactly do a good job of hiding it, not helped by the fact that the preceding arc revolved around Ms. Marvel and Kamala Khan going missing at the same time.



* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'': In ''[[Literature/XWingSeries Wraith Squadron]]'', the younger members of the Wraiths are attempting to keep the [[AngstComa condition]] of Myn Donos a secret from their immediate superiors, so that they won't report to ''their'' superiors about him. It turns out to have been an unnecessary step, since said immediate superiors (Wedge Antilles and Wes Janson) already know, but are ''also'' trying to give Myn time to recover (by not reporting to their superiors). This is revealed when one of the younger Wraiths, Kell Tainer, overhears Wedge and Wes talking about Myn. Played with in that the secret was unsuccessfully kept from Wedge and Wes, but it ''was'' successfully kept from anyone higher up in the chain of command.

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* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'': In ''[[Literature/XWingSeries Wraith Squadron]]'', the younger members of the Wraiths are attempting to keep the [[AngstComa condition]] of Myn Donos a secret from their immediate superiors, so that they won't report to ''their'' superiors about him. It turns kick him out to have been an unnecessary step, since said immediate of the service. However, one of those Wraiths, Kell Tainer, overhears a conversation between those superiors (Wedge Antilles and Wes Janson) already know, revealing that they're fully aware of what's going on, but are ''also'' trying they're [[SelectiveObliviousness pretending not to notice]] as long as possible to give Myn time to recover (by not reporting recover. If they "officially" found out, they'd be legally obligated to their superiors). This is revealed when one of the younger Wraiths, Kell Tainer, overhears Wedge and Wes talking about Myn.report it to ''their'' superiors, who'd be much less sympathetic. Played with in that the secret was unsuccessfully kept from Wedge and Wes, but it ''was'' successfully kept from anyone higher up in the chain of command.


* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': When Megan Wheeler finally tells Ross she's pregnant, he's less than shocked. She only replies that if they'd been female, they would have figured it out weeks ago. It's also implied earlier in the episode that Nichols had pretty well figured it out, probably a while ago, but Ross convinced him not to bring it up with Wheeler because of the potential implications of asking a woman if she's pregnant. (He does eventually do it anyway, but only after she so blatantly hands him an opening that she might as well be telling him to ask.)

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* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': When Megan Wheeler finally tells Ross she's pregnant, he's less than shocked. She only replies that if they'd been female, they would have figured it out weeks ago. It's also implied earlier in the episode that For his part, Nichols had pretty well figured it out, out as well, probably a while ago, but Ross convinced him not to bring it up with Wheeler because of the potential implications of asking a woman if she's pregnant. (He does eventually do it anyway, but only after she so blatantly hands him an opening that she might as well be telling him to ask.)


* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': When Megan Wheeler finally tells Ross she's pregnant, he's less than shocked. She only replies that if they'd been female, they would have figured it out weeks ago. It's also implied earlier in the episode that Nichols had pretty well figured it out, probably a while ago, but Ross convinced him not to bring it up with Wheeler because of the potential implications of asking a woman if she's pregnant. (He does eventually ask anyway, but only after she so blatantly hands him an opening that she might as well be telling him to ask.)

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* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': When Megan Wheeler finally tells Ross she's pregnant, he's less than shocked. She only replies that if they'd been female, they would have figured it out weeks ago. It's also implied earlier in the episode that Nichols had pretty well figured it out, probably a while ago, but Ross convinced him not to bring it up with Wheeler because of the potential implications of asking a woman if she's pregnant. (He does eventually ask do it anyway, but only after she so blatantly hands him an opening that she might as well be telling him to ask.)

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