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26th Jan '16 7:24:50 AM ChronoLegion
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* Played with in the "Ming Warrior vs. Musketeer" episode of ''Series/DeadliestWarrior''. When testing whether the respecting warriors' firearms could punch through their opponents' armor, it's shown that a Musketeer's wheel lock pistol could punch through a Ming Warrior's leather lamellar, while a Ming Warrior's 3-Barrel Pole Gun only put a dent in a Musketeer's steel cuirass (a stray shot hit the dummy's exposed neck, but it was deemed inadmissible, as the goal was to hit the armor). During the live-action simulation, musketeer shots are shown to be deadly to Ming warriors, while a Ming warrior's first shot with a pole gun only knocked a musketeer to the ground. However, just as his friend is helping the fallen musketeer to get up, another shot hits the same musketeer right between the eyes.
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* Played with in the "Ming Warrior vs. Musketeer" episode of ''Series/DeadliestWarrior''. When testing whether the respecting warriors' firearms could punch through their opponents' armor, it's shown that a Musketeer's wheel lock pistol could punch through a Ming Warrior's leather lamellar, while a Ming Warrior's 3-Barrel Pole Gun only put a dent in a Musketeer's steel cuirass (a stray shot hit the dummy's exposed neck, but it was deemed inadmissible, as the goal was to hit the armor). During the live-action simulation, musketeer shots are shown to be deadly to Ming warriors, while a Ming warrior's first shot with a pole gun only knocked a musketeer to the ground. However, just as his friend is helping the fallen musketeer to get up, another shot hits the same musketeer right between the eyes. [[spoiler:The musketeers still win the battle]].
26th Jan '16 7:24:05 AM ChronoLegion
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* Played with in the "Ming Warrior vs. Musketeer" episode of ''Series/DeadliestWarrior''. When testing whether the respecting warriors' firearms could punch through their opponents' armor, it's shown that a Musketeer's wheel lock pistol could punch through a Ming Warrior's leather lamellar, while a Ming Warrior's 3-Barrel Pole Gun only put a dent in a Musketeer's steel cuirass (a stray shot hit the dummy's exposed neck, but it was deemed inadmissible, as the goal was to hit the armor). During the live-action simulation, musketeer shots are shown to be deadly to Ming warriors, while a Ming warrior's first shot with a pole gun only knocked a musketeer to the ground. However, just as his friend is helping the fallen musketeer to get up, another shot hits the same musketeer right between the eyes.
15th Jan '16 4:17:35 PM BattleMaster
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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] during one episode in the second season, when [[BadassGrandpa Rex]] [[UseYourHead headbutts]] a Stormtrooper into submission, then comments that the Stormtrooper armor really does seem useless.
11th Jan '16 11:16:16 PM Trying2CIt
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In fiction, armor has virtually no protective qualities. Characters who wear no armor to speak of are no more (and often less) at risk of injury or death than somebody who is "protected". A single swing of a sword is enough to kill an opponent wearing full plate armor. All arrows are armor-piercing and will penetrate even thick armor like it was just a sheet of paper. Indeed, it's often the case that people who wear armoner find themselves far more competent after they either discard it or have it [[ClothingDamage destroyed for them]] by the nice people out to kill them. In the latter case, it leaves one wondering why they bothered with it in the first place, if they can survive attacks that completely demolish their armor anyway. This trope probably stems from the fact that armor -- especially {{helmets|AreHardlyHeroic}} -- in movies, games, and other media often serves not to protect characters but to render them [[FacelessGoons faceless and anonymous]], dehumanizing them so they make excellent {{Red Shirt}}s and {{Mooks}} (not to mention that an entire army can be portrayed by a half dozen or so stuntmen). Related to this, quality armor (such as the plate suit that stamps someone as "medieval warrior" on sight) ought to be quite expensive; mooks might be looked at as issued cheap protection that only looks like elite armor. The UnspokenPlanGuarantee may also be connected; the armor represents a plan to be invulnerable, which, once presented to the audience, has to fail or it'd be boringly predictable. (This helps explain why ''hidden'' {{Bulletproof Vest}}s usually work.)
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In fiction, armor has virtually no protective qualities. Characters who wear no armor to speak of are no more (and often less) at risk of injury or death than somebody who is "protected". A single swing of a sword is enough to kill an opponent wearing full plate armor. All arrows are armor-piercing and will penetrate even thick armor like as if it was were just a sheet of paper. Indeed, it's often the case that people who wear armoner armor find themselves far more competent after they either discard it or have it [[ClothingDamage destroyed for them]] by the nice people out to kill them. In the latter case, it leaves one wondering why they bothered with it in the first place, if they can survive attacks that completely demolish their armor anyway. This trope probably stems from the fact that armor -- especially {{helmets|AreHardlyHeroic}} -- in movies, games, and other media often serves not to protect characters but to render them [[FacelessGoons faceless and anonymous]], dehumanizing them so they make excellent {{Red Shirt}}s and {{Mooks}} (not to mention that an entire army can be portrayed by a half dozen or so stuntmen). Related to this, quality armor (such as the plate suit that stamps someone as "medieval warrior" on sight) ought to should be quite expensive; mooks might be looked at as issued cheap protection that only looks like elite armor. The UnspokenPlanGuarantee may also be connected; the armor represents a plan to be invulnerable, which, once presented to the audience, has to fail or it'd be boringly predictable. (This helps explain why ''hidden'' {{Bulletproof Vest}}s usually work.)

* This is mostly an AvertedTrope in RealLife. After all, if armour was useless, who would bother to wear it?
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* This is mostly an AvertedTrope in RealLife. After all, if armour was armor were useless, who would bother to wear it?
18th Dec '15 2:05:36 PM Temporary14
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** Legolas and Aragorn wear no armor through all of fellowship and slaughter goblins and Uruk-hai with half plate armor and heavy shields by the dozens. At the Battle of Helms Deep in ''Literature/TheTwoTowers'', Aragorn wears a chain mail hauberk while Legolas has only bracers and leather paldrons. In this same battle, Théoden, wearing the best armor of anyone in Rohan's forces, gets wounded in the shoulder. ** The Uruk-hai berserkers take this trope to the max. They wear nothing but helmets and chainmail loincloths, yet are deadly against the defending Rohan forces. In a slight aversion, the helmet of one of them comes in handy while he is fighting Gimli, as Gimli had to hit him twice to take him down.
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** Legolas and Aragorn wear no armor through all of fellowship and slaughter goblins and Uruk-hai with half plate armor and heavy shields by the dozens. At the Battle of Helms Deep in ''Literature/TheTwoTowers'', Aragorn wears a chain mail hauberk while Legolas has only bracers and leather paldrons. In this same battle, Théoden, wearing the best armor of anyone in Rohan's forces, gets wounded in the shoulder. ** The Uruk-hai berserkers take this trope to the max. They wear nothing but helmets and chainmail mail loincloths, yet are deadly against the defending Rohan forces. In a slight aversion, the helmet of one of them comes in handy while he is fighting Gimli, as Gimli had to hit him twice to take him down.

** The soldiers of Gondor especially have rather useless armor. In one scene in the Extended Edition of ''Return of the King'', an orc arrow goes straight through a random soldier's breastplate. In real life, steel breastplates would deflect an arrow from that range, especially from such a flimsy shortbow. *** OurElvesAreBetter, so much better that Legolas manages to fire an arrow through two Uruk-Hai warriors and both of their breastplates. The armor was so useless, the arrow penetrated four plates of steel and two bodies.
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** The soldiers of Gondor especially have rather useless armor. In one scene in the Extended Edition of ''Return of the King'', an orc arrow goes straight through a random soldier's breastplate. In real life, steel breastplates would deflect an arrow from that range, especially from such a small and flimsy shortbow. bow. *** OurElvesAreBetter, so much better that Legolas manages to fire shoot an arrow through two Uruk-Hai warriors and both of their breastplates. The armor was so useless, the arrow penetrated four plates of steel and two bodies.
15th Dec '15 4:09:50 AM Divra
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** Also subverted by Ulath's helmet. After taking a hit to the head during the battle of Chyrellos, Ulath is severely onfused and bed-ridden for several chapters, but it's stated that the hit would have cut his head in two if not for the helmet.
30th Nov '15 5:05:47 PM merotoker
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** ''Anime/MazingerZ'' tries to avert this trope. [[HumongousMecha Mazinger's]] cockpit offers little protection, and in the first chapters, Kouji repeatedly gets hurt and even knocked out because he fights in civilian clothes (and in the manga the villains are aware of that and try to exploit it]]. In an early story, [[TheDragon Baron Ashura]] commands a [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beast]] to grab Mazinger, fly high and drop it, knowing -- as Kouji does -- that the freefall's impact would kill the pilot, even if [[SuperRobotGenre Mazinger]] endured it). In order to avoid that, he begins wearing a LatexSpaceSuit to protect his body during the fights. It is more protective than plain clothes, but he still gets injured while wearing it.
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** ''Anime/MazingerZ'' tries to avert this trope. [[HumongousMecha Mazinger's]] cockpit offers little protection, and in the first chapters, Kouji repeatedly gets hurt and even knocked out because he fights in civilian clothes (and in the manga the villains are aware of that and try to exploit it]].it). In an early story, [[TheDragon Baron Ashura]] commands a [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beast]] to grab Mazinger, fly high and drop it, knowing -- as Kouji does -- that the freefall's impact would kill the pilot, even if [[SuperRobotGenre Mazinger]] endured it). In order to avoid that, he begins wearing a LatexSpaceSuit to protect his body during the fights. It is more protective than plain clothes, but he still gets injured while wearing it.

** The series gives us a [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-Zagged]] version of this trope. In general, armor is a lot less protective against all weapons than it would be in reality, but it's still better than nothing and can sometimes save the life of the person wearing it, provided that their armor's good enough and they're somehow important to the plot. A [[PlotArmor plot-important character]] is more likely to have their armor deflect or at least reduce the damage of a blow than any {{Mook}} or RedShirt soldiers, who tend to get shot or stabbed right through their armor even if they're wearing heavy full plate. In those cases projectiles such as arrows, bolts, and thrown weapons often deeply penetrate plate armor and helmets, even if they are fired from a relatively weak weapon or over a long range. On the other hand, characters are often shown making an effort to target the armor's weak points such as the eye slits and armpits. The characters who can reliably defeat armor outright tend to be unusually or even superhumanly strong, such as [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Guts]] and some of the [[GiantMook Giant Mooks]] he faces. The fact that enemies always gawk at Guts' [[{{BFS}} Dragon Slayer]] and ability to cut fully armored men [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe in half]] shows that this is rare in-universe and beyond the abilities of most. Chapter 330 shows that without being able to use his full strength or his [[{{BFS}} giant sword]], Guts has to use some [[CombatPragmatist unorthodox techniques]] to defeat a noble's son wearing top quality full plate armor, as he can't simply crack it open like usual. Apostles and other monsters are exempt from all of these rules, since they tend to be huge or strong enough to make treating armor like tissue paper [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]. ** Guts himself acknowledges his need for armor even though he's MadeOfIron, crediting Godo's armor with protecting him against the goat-cult leader and remarking while fighting Grunbeld that without armor he doesn't have a chance against such a strong opponent. The Berserker armor that he acquires later not only unleashes his offensive power, but is also tough enough to protect him from the jaws of an Apostle. Perhaps more importantly, [[spoiler: it's magical nature is the only thing keeping the wound inflicted on his soul by Slan from killing him.]]
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** The series gives us a [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-Zagged]] version of this trope. In general, armor is a lot less protective against all weapons than it would be in reality, but it's still better than nothing and can sometimes save the life of the person wearing it, provided that their armor's good enough and they're somehow important to the plot. A [[PlotArmor plot-important character]] is more likely to have their armor deflect or at least reduce the damage of a blow than any {{Mook}} {{Mook|s}} or RedShirt soldiers, who tend to get shot or stabbed right through their armor even if they're wearing heavy full plate. In those cases projectiles such as arrows, bolts, and thrown weapons often deeply penetrate plate armor and helmets, even if they are fired from a relatively weak weapon or over a long range. On the other hand, characters are often shown making an effort to target the armor's weak points such as the eye slits and armpits. The characters who can reliably defeat armor outright tend to be unusually or even superhumanly strong, such as [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Guts]] and some of the [[GiantMook Giant Mooks]] he faces. The fact that enemies always gawk at Guts' [[{{BFS}} Dragon Slayer]] and ability to cut fully armored men [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe in half]] shows that this is rare in-universe and beyond the abilities of most. Chapter 330 shows that without being able to use his full strength or his [[{{BFS}} giant sword]], Guts has to use some [[CombatPragmatist unorthodox techniques]] to defeat a noble's son wearing top quality full plate armor, as he can't simply crack it open like usual. Apostles and other monsters are exempt from all of these rules, since they tend to be huge or strong enough to make treating armor like tissue paper [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]. {{justified|Trope}}. ** Guts himself acknowledges his need for armor even though he's MadeOfIron, crediting Godo's armor with protecting him against the goat-cult leader and remarking while fighting Grunbeld that without armor he doesn't have a chance against such a strong opponent. The Berserker armor that he acquires later not only unleashes his offensive power, but is also tough enough to protect him from the jaws of an Apostle. Perhaps more importantly, [[spoiler: it's magical nature is the only thing keeping the wound inflicted on his soul by Slan from killing him.]]him]].

* In ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', the only one to ever wear armor is actually Thymilph, the first General of the Capitol. He's also the second named character to die [[spoiler:(Kamina being the first, despite the fact that he only truly faded away after performing a Giga Drill Breaker, thus avenging his own death).]]
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* In ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', the only one to ever wear armor is actually Thymilph, the first General of the Capitol. He's also the second named character to die [[spoiler:(Kamina being the first, despite the fact that he only truly faded away after performing a Giga Drill Breaker, thus avenging his own death).]]death)]].

** Hardly Worfed. The only person able to damage him through the Bankai was [[spoiler:Tousen, another captain who had become a [[SuperMode Vizard]], and that put a graze on his arm.]]
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** Hardly Worfed. The only person able to damage him through the Bankai was [[spoiler:Tousen, another captain who had become a [[SuperMode Vizard]], and that put a graze on his arm.]]arm]].

* In the second movie based on ''Film/ResidentEvil'', [[GodModeSue Alice]] takes down a fully armored Umbrella Squad while wearing only skimpy clothing. Jill Valentine also wears a skimpy outfit through most of the film and never sees fit to cover up a bit to guard against zombie bites.
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* In the second movie based on ''Film/ResidentEvil'', ''Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse'', [[GodModeSue Alice]] takes down a fully armored Umbrella Squad while wearing only skimpy clothing. Jill Valentine also wears a skimpy outfit through most of the film and never sees fit to cover up a bit to guard against zombie bites.

* {{Averted}} in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. The Kingsmen's specially-made suits are bulletproof and knife-resistant, as Harry mentions to Eggsy in the tailor shop. This comes in handy later on several occasions, particularly when [[spoiler:Harry gets shot several times in the course of the church fight]].
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* {{Averted}} {{Averted|Trope}} in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. The Kingsmen's specially-made suits are bulletproof and knife-resistant, as Harry mentions to Eggsy in the tailor shop. This comes in handy later on several occasions, particularly when [[spoiler:Harry gets shot several times in the course of the church fight]].

* Averted in season 3 of ''Series/BreakingBad'' when the Cousins use bullet proof vests [[spoiler: in their mission to kill Hank. One of them takes several handgun bullets to the chest and walks away unharmed. [[BoomHeadshot Too bad it didn't cover his head.]]]]
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* Averted in season 3 of ''Series/BreakingBad'' when the Cousins use bullet proof vests [[spoiler: in their mission to kill Hank. One of them takes several handgun bullets to the chest and walks away unharmed. [[BoomHeadshot Too bad it didn't cover his head.]]]] head]]]].

* In ''TabletopGame{{Ammo}}'' almost every player character has some sort of manga-inspired power, but only a few will be even moderately defensive, or last more than a few battle turns. Armors, both passive or PoweredArmor, are ''required'', even against the weakest foe. Between normal unprotected humans a round kick is often lethal, and two is overkilling.
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* In ''TabletopGame{{Ammo}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Ammo}}'' almost every player character has some sort of manga-inspired power, but only a few will be even moderately defensive, or last more than a few battle turns. Armors, both passive or PoweredArmor, are ''required'', even against the weakest foe. Between normal unprotected humans a round kick is often lethal, and two is overkilling.

** However, in the first game you do get to equip a Big Daddy diving suit, which, unlike in Bioshock 2, does reduce the damage you take. You still aren't invincible though.
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** However, in the first game you do get to equip a Big Daddy diving suit, which, unlike in Bioshock 2, ''[=BioShock=] 2'', does reduce the damage you take. You still aren't invincible though.

* In ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'', Assassinations, Hidden Blade {{Counter Attack}}s and ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Brotherhood]]'''s new Arrow Storm and Execution moves will one-shot anyone regardless of health. Also, the Captain from ''Brotherhood'' multiplayer is a OneHitPointWonder despite wearing full plate. On the other hand, Ezio's damage-taking improves as he gets better armour and more heavily-armoured opponents are themselves harder to kill in a straight fight, with Borgia Captains ([[GetBackHereBoss those that fight you anyway]]) and [[PraetorianGuard Papal Guards]] needing multiple Hidden Gun shots to kill. To add to this, the Armor of Altaïr saved Ezio from a nasty stabbing at the end of ''2'', while part of [[spoiler: the Cesare fight]] is spent stripping off the boss's armour so he can be properly hurt. They seem to be improving on that with the enemies, as in ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations Revelations]]'' the Janissaries cannot be [[OneHitKO one-hit killed]] by the hidden blade.
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* In ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'', Assassinations, Hidden Blade {{Counter Attack}}s and ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Brotherhood]]'''s new Arrow Storm and Execution moves will one-shot anyone regardless of health. Also, the Captain from ''Brotherhood'' multiplayer is a OneHitPointWonder despite wearing full plate. On the other hand, Ezio's damage-taking improves as he gets better armour and more heavily-armoured opponents are themselves harder to kill in a straight fight, with Borgia Captains ([[GetBackHereBoss those that fight you anyway]]) and [[PraetorianGuard Papal Guards]] needing multiple Hidden Gun shots to kill. To add to this, the Armor of Altaïr saved Ezio from a nasty stabbing at the end of ''2'', while part of [[spoiler: the Cesare fight]] is spent stripping off the boss's armour so he can be properly hurt. They seem to be improving on that with the enemies, as in ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations Revelations]]'' the Janissaries cannot be [[OneHitKO [[OneHitKill one-hit killed]] by the hidden blade.

*** Ironically, a {{DLC}} perk actually makes light armor ''better'' than even power armor. The Light Touch perk reduces enemy critical hit chance by 25%...which equates to a 0% critical chance for almost every enemy. 10 DT stands up to 80 damage a lot better than 30 DT stands up to 160 damage.
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*** Ironically, a {{DLC}} {{D|ownloadableContent}}LC perk actually makes light armor ''better'' than even power armor. The Light Touch perk reduces enemy critical hit chance by 25%...which equates to a 0% critical chance for almost every enemy. 10 DT stands up to 80 damage a lot better than 30 DT stands up to 160 damage.

** Bulkier equipement doesn't really have any direct effect on the Inklings' survivability on its own unless it happens to have a defense perk, and even then the effect is still fairly minor and can be replicated by anything less bulky. This is most represented with the huge squid PowerArmor rewarded with the squid Toys/{{amiibo}}, which is far bulkier than any other gear, but without any special effects because of it.
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** Bulkier equipement doesn't really have any direct effect on the Inklings' survivability on its own unless it happens to have a defense perk, and even then the effect is still fairly minor and can be replicated by anything less bulky. This is most represented with the huge squid PowerArmor PoweredArmor rewarded with the squid Toys/{{amiibo}}, which is far bulkier than any other gear, but without any special effects because of it.

* Students use armor and padded clothing during their spars in ''Literature/VoidDomain''. Trope averted and played straight at the same time. None of the students injure each other, however [[spoiler: one student takes a bout of holy fire which severely burns her.]]
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* Students use armor and padded clothing during their spars in ''Literature/VoidDomain''. Trope averted and played straight at the same time. None of the students injure each other, however [[spoiler: one student takes a bout of holy fire which severely burns her.]]her]].

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30th Nov '15 3:25:13 PM towercurator
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* Students use armor and padded clothing during their spars in ''Literature/VoidDomain''. Trope averted and played straight at the same time. None of the students injure each other, however [[spoiler: one student takes a bout of holy fire which severely burns her.]]
20th Nov '15 4:57:34 PM CaptainCrawdad
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In fiction, armor has virtually no protective qualities. Characters who wear no armor to speak of are no more (and often less) at risk of injury or death than somebody who is "protected". A single swing of a sword is enough to kill an opponent wearing full plate armor. All arrows are armor-piercing and will penetrate even thick armor like it was just a sheet of paper. Indeed, it's often the case that people who wear armor find themselves far more competent after they either discard it or have it [[ClothingDamage destroyed for them]] by the nice people out to kill them. In the latter case, it leaves one wondering why they bothered with it in the first place, if they can survive attacks that completely demolish their armor anyway.
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In fiction, armor has virtually no protective qualities. Characters who wear no armor to speak of are no more (and often less) at risk of injury or death than somebody who is "protected". A single swing of a sword is enough to kill an opponent wearing full plate armor. All arrows are armor-piercing and will penetrate even thick armor like it was just a sheet of paper. Indeed, it's often the case that people who wear armor armoner find themselves far more competent after they either discard it or have it [[ClothingDamage destroyed for them]] by the nice people out to kill them. In the latter case, it leaves one wondering why they bothered with it in the first place, if they can survive attacks that completely demolish their armor anyway.

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In fiction, armor * Subverted in ''Literature/TheHeroes'': "Cracknut" Whirrun was told the day he would die by a witch, so he has virtually no protective qualities. Characters who wear no armor to speak of are no more (and often less) at risk of injury or death than somebody who is "protected". A single swing of a sword is enough to kill an opponent gradually stopped wearing full plate armor over his legendary career as a swordsman. When Bremer dan Gorst fights him, Bremer is amazed by how effectively Whirrun fights without armor. All arrows are armor-piercing and will penetrate even thick armor like it was just a sheet of paper. Indeed, it's often However, [[spoiler:in the case that people who wear armor find themselves far more competent after they either discard it or have it [[ClothingDamage destroyed for them]] by the nice people out to kill them. In the latter case, it leaves one wondering why they bothered with it middle of their fight, Whirrun is randomly stabbed in the first place, if they can survive attacks back by someone else. Dying, Whirrun laments that completely demolish their armor anyway. if he'd known the witch was lying, he would have worn more armor]].
6th Nov '15 12:40:10 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''TheTraitorSonCycle'' by Miles Cameron. Armor is one of the few things that mankind has to protect them against the forces of the Wild. More than once, a man's life is saved solely due to the fact that he is wearing armor... or dies painfully because he was not. The most telling example is of a HoldTheLine situation where a single man in medium armor is forced to hold a breached gate against an incoming swarm of boglins. The armored man takes many blows during the battle, but since boglins are armed with only stone weaponry and have no strategy asides from ZergRush, which isn't very useful in an extremely narrow area, he's able to hold them off for quite some time. One unarmored man jumps in and tries to help him, and within three seconds, the man who jumped in is injured, grabbed by boglins, pulled into the onrushing mass, and is eaten alive.
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* {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''TheTraitorSonCycle'' ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'' by Miles Cameron. Armor is one of the few things that mankind has to protect them against the forces of the Wild. More than once, a man's life is saved solely due to the fact that he is wearing armor... or dies painfully because he was not. The most telling example is of a HoldTheLine situation where a single man in medium armor is forced to hold a breached gate against an incoming swarm of boglins. The armored man takes many blows during the battle, but since boglins are armed with only stone weaponry and have no strategy asides from ZergRush, which isn't very useful in an extremely narrow area, he's able to hold them off for quite some time. One unarmored man jumps in and tries to help him, and within three seconds, the man who jumped in is injured, grabbed by boglins, pulled into the onrushing mass, and is eaten alive.
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