|Trope · Genre|
|Synonyms:||revelation stories, reveal fic|
|Related:||Arthur Finds Out|
|Tropes · Slash Tropes · Tropes by Fandom|
|Click here for related articles on Fanlore.|
Finding Out fic, also known as revelation stories, is a popular genre in fandoms where one character has a secret. In Merlin fandom the trope Arthur Finds Out explores what might happen once Arthur finds out about Merlin's magic.
A similar trope was extremely popular in Smallville, involving the possibilities of Lex Luthor finding out about Clark Kent's powers. Revelation stories in which Lois Lane finds out that Clark is Superman are also prevalent in the Lois & Clark fandom.
In the Teen Wolf fandom, a common trope prior to season 3/4 was Sheriff Stilinski or Danny Mahealani finding out about the supernatural world, as they were some of the few recurring characters who did not know about werewolves up until that point.