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alter ego

[′ȯl·tər ′ē‚gō]
(psychology)
A close friend who represents a second self to an individual.
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A lot has happened since: Batman has suffered two (by my count) broken backs, his alter-ego is accused of murder, Gotham City is annulled from the United States, and there is a hot romance with Catwoman (they kiss, which is about as explicit as Batman's relationships with women get).
BELFAST JCALLING Selena in her new MTV EMA promo DOUBLE nTAKE Star's alter-ego joins in rap song
According to Seventeen magazine, Lautner, 19, who plays a werewolf in the 'Twilight' saga, explained his alter-ego is rejected by his love interest Bella Swan, portrayed by Kristen Stewart, in the latest movie 'Breaking Dawn'.
Jimmy's virtual alter-ego will be performing to a select group of community members, chosen via a competition in which all Second Life members can enter.
At night, Jaime puts her fantasy into words, journaling about Isabella--"IS," her alter-ego super-hero, who, with a flick of her hand, fights the villainesses from the Evil Clique of Populors one by one.
Thompson's alter-ego in Terry Gilliam's ``Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,'' Ichabod Crane in ``Sleepy Hollow,'' a crazed drug dealer in ``Blow'' and an opium-addicted Scotland Yard detective trying to catch Jack the Ripper in ``From Hell.
In The Enunciation, 1992, Duchamp contemplates his alter-ego Rrose Selavy in the window of a passing train; Picasso and Braque, 1992, features the title characters, who modestly refer to each other as Orville and Wilbur Wright, trying to launch an airplane modeled after an early Picasso collage.
The Z-Force childrens' entertainment property revolves around the fantastic adventures of normal teens who learn that they possess a secret alter-ego which transforms them into one of the 12 super-hero, costumed characters of the Chinese/Asian Zodiac, as in the Year of the Tiger, Year of the Dragon, Year of the Monkey, Year of the Horse and so on.
HE'S OUR MAN: Keith Carter as alter-ego Nige Phil Redmond is seen as a serious contender - many credit him with riding to the rescue of our Capital of Culture year.
SACHA Baron Cohen is in trouble again over his gay fashionista alter-ego Bruno.