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    Secret Identity

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    A person leading a double life. Many comic book characters have one and sometimes the plot of their stories is keeping their secret identities a secret.

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    Secret Identity last edited by deactivated-5ebc7e8f4cebc on 04/30/20 03:15PM View full history


    A secret identity is an alternate identity a figure assumes to voluntarily hide who they are. For example, the comic book character Superman's secret identity is that of Clark Kent, a mild-mannered reporter that blends into the crowd. By maintaining his secret identity, Superman, as Clark, can maintain a life outside of fighting crime and take refuge from his foes.

    A secret identity is often a closely guarded secret. Many comic book story arcs center around the idea of a character's secret identity being sought after by villains or being outed, willingly or not. In Marvel's Civil War event, the character Spider-Man chose to reveal his identity as Peter Parker to the world. However, this act was undone in a later story arc that revised Spider-Man's history.


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