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Secret Identity

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Secret Identity (Major Unfavorable Trait)



A character with this trait has established a second complete identity for themselves, including appropriate documentation that can verified effectively to a point. This may be because they have something to hide (like a Criminal Record or because they need to operate in two different professional fields that have anomisity towards each other within the culture (such as being a news reporter and in law enforcement) or because they are doing something less than legal (being a thief, a spy, a hitman, a blackmailer, a vigilante etc.) to support themselves in the style they are accustom to.


It's also possible that they are simply carrying out a career that they feel their family wouldn't want to know about (exotic dancer, artist, actor, etc.) or to protect family members from retaliation (my name has been changed to protect the innocent).


In general this should be for a good reason, and one that can impact the character's life it is revealed to the wrong people or discovered. A secret identity is usually a situation where it's revelation is possible, and will produce a whole string of problems and possible losses on the part of the character. It can be used to blackmail or harm the character, their friends, their family, etc.


This is a form of a Dark Secret with very specific details and terms. The GM can use it as a story or plot motivator. It is not untended to be a positive or helpful thing (if you want that you should take the trait Alternate Identity instead.


This trait should not be taken at the same time as Alternate Identity or another Dark Secret.


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