What is Superman’s secret identity? We all know the answer to that question. We all know that the answer is Clark Joseph Kent. But the one question that everyone has is “How can simply wearing a fedora and glasses be a good secret identity?” How can that fool everybody? This question has been teasing people for years! We got to see Clark Kent of the Daily Bugle very briefly
The answer is very simple. There are two things that make this possible.
1. The first is Clark’s social life. The comic books portray Clark as not socially active. As his neighbors often say “didn’t get out enough.” So Clark Kent isn’t hanging out socially with a whole lot of people really only ever see him in is “street clothes”. Have you ever not recognized someone you know when they are in work uniform. So what people see is the “at work”/”reporting” Clark which leads us to our second point.
2. The second is the personality of Clark Kent. Clark Kent is reserved, he is quiet, and he is awkward. In real life Clark isn’t like that at all. You might say that Clark Kent is his “mask” and Superman is his true face. Superman doesn't have to pretend to be anyone he can simply be himself.
There you have it the reasons for nobody knowing who Superman is. It sounds simple but is very true. It is the same as wearing a mask or putting on a full body costume.
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