Each of the ellipses represents an as-yet-unknown category. The three overlapping ellipses form seven regions and one tile belongs to each region. Two have been placed for you - your task is to place the other five - so which go where and why?

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I think I finally have a full solution for this one (with a final helpful push from @Retudin in comments to fix one of my category descriptions):

Resolved Venn diagram

With the ellipses explained as follows:

Top left: Famous fictional wearers of black capes

DRACULA, VADER, ZORRO, VAN BRUNT (the Headless Horseman from the various incarnations of Sleepy Hollow).

Top right: Famous fictional wearers of masks


Bottom: Famous fictional horse-riders


These categories would then fully satisfy the title:

Hidden = wearing capes and/or masks;
Revelations... carry on = an allusion to "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse", people carried upon horseback.

  • $\begingroup$ However, this all being said, 'Big D' does have a couple of potential franchises too, so I believe there might be something even more specific about this category that I've not quite spotted yet... $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Sep 7 at 14:56
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    $\begingroup$ @stiv- if you want a suggestion : rot13 V jbhyq fhttrfg znfxf nf pngrtbel $\endgroup$
    – Retudin
    Sep 7 at 15:33
  • $\begingroup$ @Retudin (facepalm) Of course! Excellent spot - and I don't need to rearrange the graph :) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Sep 7 at 15:39

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