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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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The use of an alter-ego allows for any negative information to be either obscured by the alter-ego or to be dissociated from the client.
KABC alter-ego in the first hour of the new morning program.
Pac-Man and meets his ultimate foe, Toc-Man, a maniacal robot that is the evil alter-ego of Pac-Man.
Using the remote control from the DVD movie player, game enthusiasts can choose to guide Ace, or his weak alter-ego Dexter, through Borf's strongholds to find and destroy the Infanto Ray, rescue Kimberly and save the Earth.
Upon a borrower's request for modification of the loan documents, the seller should consider requiring (in lieu of a CCP Section 580b waiver): (1) that a creditworthy person or entity (who is not an alter-ego of the borrower) guaranty the loan, (2) that the aggregate debt encumbering the property be reduced, (3) that additional collateral be provided to the seller, or (4) that substitute collateral be provided and any non-recourse provisions eliminated.
When his grandfather, a local game shop manager, gives him an ancient Egyptian riddle called the "Millennium Puzzle," and Yugi pieces it together, he unexpectedly becomes the powerful "Game King," an alter-ego.
In fact, he has so many alter-egos it's a wonder that he knows who he really is - and it must be a nightmare for his real-life partner, Hollywood star Isla Fisher.
Another man with several alter-egos is Barry Humphries, aka Dame Edna Everage, the Melbourne housewife and "gigastar".
And the music world is not adverse to producing a few alter-egos (along with the usual egos), too.
The boy band's superhero alter-egos will be featured in a Burger King promotional campaign beginning in August, just after the launch of their online series of animated episodes.
2 -- color) Alter-egos of The Backstreet Boys in action in ``The Backstreet Project,'' Stan Lee Media's series of animated Webisodes featuring the band.