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Removing all the examples which do not make clear that the villain took the hostages in order to lure the superhero out. If you're familiar with a work on this list and it actually does fit that criteria, please clarify the example and return it to the page.
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This is only for cases where the villain doesn't know "Bruce Wayne" is "Batman", right?
Cause remember that old cartoon, "Turbo Teen", where a guy can turn into a red car? There was once an episode where a villain held the boy prisoner, trying to force him to admit his secret identity. His friends then save his identity by driving up with another car that has a cardboard-cutout of Turbo-teen stuck to it, making the villain think the real superhero is out there.
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