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17th Aug '17 11:28:22 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Often present in leader characters in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''. Also more than a few slightly odd examples, as many of the factions wear PoweredArmor, the standard form requiring a power plant backpack. So most capes are tailored to pin to the shoulders but must have space cut out to allow the backpack to plug into the armors, also constricting the cape down to right about the waist. In some instances, they just pin the cape to the back of their ([[ShoulderOfDoom enormous]]) pauldrons, avoiding an complexified cut, but leaving the cape hanging a bit low on the back. Capes are just one, but perhaps the most common, of a few unusual uniforms worn ''over'' power armor, others include robes, togas, and in one case a lab coat of [[GenuineHumanHide human leather]].

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* Often present in leader characters in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''. Also more than a few slightly odd examples, as many of the factions wear PoweredArmor, the standard form requiring a power plant backpack. So most capes are tailored to pin to the shoulders but must have space cut out to allow the backpack to plug into the armors, also constricting the cape down to right about the waist. In some instances, they just pin the cape to the back of their ([[ShoulderOfDoom enormous]]) pauldrons, avoiding an complexified cut, but leaving the cape hanging a bit low on the back. Capes are just one, but perhaps the most common, of a few unusual uniforms worn ''over'' power armor, others include robes, togas, and in one case a lab coat of [[GenuineHumanHide human leather]].
leather]] (worn by a guy so evil and insane that he makes the rest look better in comparison).
10th Aug '17 6:09:45 AM ReaderAt2046
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* In FanFic/TheRainsverse, the Elements of Harmony provide their Bearers with very nice all-weather cloaks in colors matching the Elemental gems.
4th Aug '17 11:11:40 PM killerzuera
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** Radio/TheShadow is one of the oldest examples in superhero fiction, combining it with [[CoatHatMask his hat and cloak]] and his ScarfOfAsskicking.

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** * Radio/TheShadow is one of the oldest examples in superhero fiction, combining it with [[CoatHatMask his hat and cloak]] and his ScarfOfAsskicking.
4th Aug '17 11:11:15 PM killerzuera
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** Radio/TheShadow is one of the oldest examples in superhero fiction, combining it with [[CoatHatMask his hat and cloak]] and his ScarfOfAsskicking.
3rd Aug '17 11:36:49 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, Tiber Septim, [[FounderOfTheKingdom founder of the Third Cyrodiilic Empire]], and his [[DeityOfHumanOrigin ascended god form]], Talos, are both typically depicted as wearing one. This is especially true in their [[HornyVikings Nordic]] depictions, where they also have {{Badass Beard}}s.
31st Jul '17 2:44:07 AM Piterpicher
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* In ''PrincessGwenevereAndTheJewelRiders'' many characters are wearing capes, but only the baddie, Lady Kale, has a truly badass one: huge, flowing [[DramaticWind in dramatic wind]] and motion, and used by her in a theatrically evil manner. (Not so much badass when it lands over her head, though.)

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* In ''PrincessGwenevereAndTheJewelRiders'' ''WesternAnimation/PrincessGwenevereAndTheJewelRiders'' many characters are wearing capes, but only the baddie, Lady Kale, has a truly badass one: huge, flowing [[DramaticWind in dramatic wind]] and motion, and used by her in a theatrically evil manner. (Not so much badass when it lands over her head, though.)
23rd Jun '17 8:03:12 PM Elle
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* Parodied in the Literature/{{Discworld}} book ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky''. Tiffany, under the influence of a [[GrandTheftMe hiver]], goes out to purchase a cloak for herself. The store owner guides her to two options: a thick, practical cloak, and a thin, midnight black cape that billows dramatically at the slightest wind but is too fragile for any proper use. Being {{Not H|imself}}erself, Tiffany picks the latter. Once she comes back to herself, she notes that it's very pretty but useless for a working witch.

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* Parodied in the Literature/{{Discworld}} book ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky''.''Literature/AHatFullOfSky''. Tiffany, under the influence of a [[GrandTheftMe hiver]], goes out to purchase a cloak for herself. The store owner guides her to two options: a thick, practical cloak, and a thin, midnight black cape that billows dramatically at the slightest wind but is too fragile for any proper use. Being {{Not H|imself}}erself, Tiffany picks the latter. Once she comes back to herself, she notes that it's very pretty but useless for a working witch.
13th Jun '17 3:39:42 AM Hjortron18
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* ''Film/DoctorStrange'' has a very '''literal''' example. Unlike in the comics, the titular character's Cloak of Levitation possesses a semi-conciousness and can act on its own, even detaching itself from Strange to strangle a mook that threatened him. At one point, it is arguably even more badass han its owner!



* ''Film/DoctorStrange'''s Cloak of Levitation not only looks cool, but is actually better in combat than the hero himself (particularly the up-close-and-personal type of fighting - fancy a cape wrapped around your head, slamming you into the floor?). It's also the biggest {{Spotlight Steal|ingSquad}}er in the film.

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* ''Film/DoctorStrange'''s ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'''s Cloak of Levitation not is a very ''literal'' example: Not only looks does it look cool, but it possesses a semi-conciousness and is actually better in combat than the hero himself himself. (particularly the up-close-and-personal type of fighting - fancy a cape wrapped around your head, slamming you into the floor?). It's also the biggest {{Spotlight Steal|ingSquad}}er in the film.
6th Jun '17 3:45:07 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Like the RealLife wrestlers he inspired, ''Manga/TigerMask'' wears a tiger striped cape before jumping in the ring (but not on the ring: [[GenreSavvy he knows it would be an indrance and that]] [[CombatPragmatist some opponents would try and kill him with it]]). In the manga the cape becomes badass on his own on two occasions: before his last match in Tiger's Cave underground fighting ring Tiger Mask had the savviness to ''fill it with dynamite sticks'', so when he had to face the bouncers to save Kamikaze's son he neutralized their guns by simply showing them that ([[TooDumbToLive they then attacked him with knives]], [[CurbStompBattle and learned the hard way they weren't no match for him]]); and during the Heel World Championship the cape saved him from ''getting set on fire'' (Wrestling/DickTheBruiser had thrown a bucket of petrol on him from behind, soaking both cape and part of Tiger Mask's body, and then a lit cigar. Tiger Mask caught it with the cape, thus avoiding getting set on fire on the spot, and then applied [[TrainingFromHell that part of his training where he wore a petrol-soaked sweather that was then set on fire]] to get rid of the petrol on his body and put off the cape just enough for him to be safe to [[InfernalRetaliation grab it for use as a weapon]]).

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* Like the RealLife wrestlers he inspired, ''Manga/TigerMask'' wears a tiger striped cape before jumping in the ring (but not on the ring: [[GenreSavvy he knows it would be an indrance hindrance and that]] that [[CombatPragmatist some opponents would try and kill him with it]]). In the manga the cape becomes badass on his own on two occasions: before his last match in Tiger's Cave underground fighting ring Tiger Mask had the savviness to ''fill it with dynamite sticks'', so when he had to face the bouncers to save Kamikaze's son he neutralized their guns by simply showing them that ([[TooDumbToLive they then attacked him with knives]], [[CurbStompBattle and learned the hard way they weren't no match for him]]); and during the Heel World Championship the cape saved him from ''getting set on fire'' (Wrestling/DickTheBruiser had thrown a bucket of petrol on him from behind, soaking both cape and part of Tiger Mask's body, and then a lit cigar. Tiger Mask caught it with the cape, thus avoiding getting set on fire on the spot, and then applied [[TrainingFromHell that part of his training where he wore a petrol-soaked sweather that was then set on fire]] to get rid of the petrol on his body and put off the cape just enough for him to be safe to [[InfernalRetaliation grab it for use as a weapon]]).
25th May '17 3:15:44 PM gb00393
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* A lot of characters in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' wear them, including the Kingsguard, the Night's Watch, and a lot of characters from the North. Robb Stark stands out in particular, being a peerless general who wears a magnificent fur-lined cape in almost all of his scenes after his crowning. [[spoiler: He even dies wearing a particularly elegant one.]] Members of the City Watch of King's Landing are known colloquially as "gold cloaks" because of their conspicuous gold cloaks. However, this is {{defied}} by Bronn, who insists a cape slows you down in a fight. The Northmen have even an iconic style of capes and cloaks secured by belts crossing on chest. Nowadays, when you see these X-belts, you immediately think "Game of Thrones!".

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* A lot of characters in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' wear them, including the Kingsguard, the Night's Watch, and a lot of characters from the North. Robb Stark stands out in particular, being a peerless general who wears a magnificent fur-lined cape in almost all of his scenes after his crowning. [[spoiler: He even dies wearing a particularly elegant one.]] Members of the City Watch of King's Landing are known colloquially as "gold cloaks" because of their conspicuous gold cloaks. Roose owns a very dashing fur cloak, complete with a subtle CapeSwish in Season 2. He also fought with his men as can be seen with the blood on his face. However, this is {{defied}} by Bronn, who insists a cape slows you down in a fight. The Northmen have even an iconic style of capes and cloaks secured by belts crossing on chest. Nowadays, when you see these X-belts, you immediately think "Game of Thrones!".
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