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19th Jun '16 2:30:07 AM Doug86
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* The first thing [[Roleplay/DCNation Travis Grey]] did upon pickpocketing a Comicbook/GreenLantern ring was create a costume for himself; black shirt, black leather pants, and one Badass Longcoat of black leather. The only green on him is his ring and Corps symbol. (This might be because Travis is blind). The ''second'' thing he did was start rounding up crack dealers and scaring the shit out of the local gangs.

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* The first thing [[Roleplay/DCNation Travis Grey]] did upon pickpocketing a Comicbook/GreenLantern Franchise/GreenLantern ring was create a costume for himself; black shirt, black leather pants, and one Badass Longcoat of black leather. The only green on him is his ring and Corps symbol. (This might be because Travis is blind). The ''second'' thing he did was start rounding up crack dealers and scaring the shit out of the local gangs.
14th Jun '16 9:20:53 PM Dravencour
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A third style is the [[http://images.google.com/search?q=great+coat great coat]], a predecessor of the trench coat but usually much heavier, and with either a wider collar that can be turned up to protect against the wind or a short shoulder cape. Later great coats lost the cape, becoming a longer, heavier, double breasted overcoat, but retaining the name. Great coats were typically worn either buttoned, losing some of their badassitude, or simply draped over the shoulders without putting the arms into the sleeves, greatly ''increasing'' their badassitude. They're most often associated with 19th Century naval officers, Nazi German officers, and Russian soldiers. The [[http://www.garbtheworld.com/images/psd2/g0112100b.jpg Inverness cape]] is a lighter garment with a very similar appearance to the caped greatcoat. The cape, however, is longer, reaching slightly past the wrist rather than only to the elbow, and an Inverness cape has no sleeves at all.

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A third style is the [[http://images.google.com/search?q=great+coat great coat]], a predecessor of the trench coat but usually much heavier, and with either a wider collar that can be turned up to protect against the wind or a short shoulder cape. Later great coats lost the cape, becoming a longer, heavier, double breasted overcoat, but retaining the name. Great coats were typically worn either buttoned, losing some of their badassitude, or simply draped over the shoulders without putting the arms into the sleeves, greatly ''increasing'' their badassitude. They're most often associated with 19th Century naval officers, Nazi German SS officers, and Russian soldiers. The [[http://www.garbtheworld.com/images/psd2/g0112100b.jpg Inverness cape]] is a lighter garment with a very similar appearance to the caped greatcoat. The cape, however, is longer, reaching slightly past the wrist rather than only to the elbow, and an Inverness cape has no sleeves at all.
13th Jun '16 9:18:53 PM Doug86
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* For a while, the standard garb for Swordmasters in ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' gave them the appearance of a Badass Longrobe (or [[BreastPlate Long-Slitted-Skirt]] for female characters), until Lloyd from [=FE7=], whose sprite was edited to reflect the longcoat he wears in his character art. As of Radiant Dawn, the longcoat is the signature garb of the Trueblade. Also, the alternate sprite used for the Hero class unit is depicted with a longcoat in the GBA games. Notable Mercenary/Hero units include Raven, Callech, and most notably - [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Linus Linus]].

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* For a while, the standard garb for Swordmasters in ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' gave them the appearance of a Badass Longrobe (or [[BreastPlate Long-Slitted-Skirt]] for female characters), until Lloyd from [=FE7=], whose sprite was edited to reflect the longcoat he wears in his character art. As of Radiant Dawn, the longcoat is the signature garb of the Trueblade. Also, the alternate sprite used for the Hero class unit is depicted with a longcoat in the GBA games. Notable Mercenary/Hero units include Raven, Callech, and most notably - [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Linus Linus]].
8th Jun '16 6:54:14 PM Dravencour
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* Selene in the ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' films is an archetypal ActionGirl who wears a leather longcoat. In ''Film/UnderworldAwakening'' she makes a point to break into a store ''so she can get a new longcoat.'' This one isn't made of leather, so she ditches it when she comes across a leather one.

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* Selene in the ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' films is an archetypal ActionGirl who wears a black leather longcoat.longcoat with a SpyCatsuit. In ''Film/UnderworldAwakening'' she makes a point to break into a store ''so she can get a new longcoat.'' This one isn't made of leather, so she ditches it when she comes across a leather one.
1st Jun '16 1:35:20 AM Doug86
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''



** On a larger scale, several units of the Imperial Guard wear longcoats. The Death Korps of Krieg wear UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne French-style greatcoats combined with German helmets and gasmasks that make them pull off a truly badass GasmaskLongcoat look. The Valhallan Ice Warriors, who are based on the [[RedsWithRockets Red Army]] of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, wear greatcoats as well.

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** On a larger scale, several units of the Imperial Guard wear longcoats. The Death Korps of Krieg wear UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI French-style greatcoats combined with German helmets and gasmasks that make them pull off a truly badass GasmaskLongcoat look. The Valhallan Ice Warriors, who are based on the [[RedsWithRockets Red Army]] of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, wear greatcoats as well.
31st May '16 1:30:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* Lampshaded in ''RoswellConspiracies'', when the unbadass Fritz is overjoyed at the opportunity to borrow the Hero's "cool coat".

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* Lampshaded in ''RoswellConspiracies'', ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'', when the unbadass Fritz is overjoyed at the opportunity to borrow the Hero's "cool coat".
30th May '16 5:30:25 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Abel Nightroad in ''TrinityBlood'' wears a black-with-silver-trim greatcoat that billows nicely [[spoiler: when he activates his Crusnik powers]].

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* Abel Nightroad in ''TrinityBlood'' ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' wears a black-with-silver-trim greatcoat that billows nicely [[spoiler: when he activates his Crusnik powers]].
28th May '16 11:33:06 PM alezfilm869
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* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'': [[ActionGirl Sara]] [[BadassNormal Lance]] wears one per her new White Canary costume.
28th May '16 9:28:03 PM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'': Faris of has one very similar to Setzer's in the concept art and PS1 version's FMV cutscenes. She is not depicted wearing this in the game, sadly.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'': Faris of has one very similar to Setzer's in the concept art and PS1 [=PS1=] version's FMV cutscenes. She is not depicted wearing this in the game, sadly.
24th May '16 11:39:05 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Film/TheBasketballDiaries'' features [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2e3frGx8sw a dream sequence]] (one that became very much HarsherInHindsight after UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}}) in which the protagonist bursts into his school to mow down bullies and his teacher with a shotgun while wearing a black leather trenchcoat.



* In a chilling example, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the two teenagers who carried out the [[UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} Columbine High School massacre]]. Leather trench coats seemed to hold a symbolic significance for them. Despite the common imagine of them in their trench coats, however, they only used them long enough to conceal their weapons; Harris dropped his outside the school near a fence, and Klebold took his off in the library. They spent the rest of the fight in T-shirts that were custom-printed with significant phrases, black cargo pants, combat boots, and their shell belts (and a sling for Harris with his rifle).
** A video that they made for a school project features the two in trench coats.
** MoralGuardians were quick to suggest that they were inspired by films featuring gun-toting, trenchcoat-clad protagonists, including ''The Matrix'' (still running in theaters at the time) and ''The Basketball Diaries'' (which features a dream sequence in which the lead character bursts into his school to mow down bullies with a shotgun and other weapons while wearing a trenchcoat and sunglasses).
** This led to a huge case of UnfortunateImplications, since another group of students at Columbine, known as the "Trenchcoat Mafia" for their affinity for similar coats, was put under a great deal of suspicion - even though Harris and Klebold were peripheral friends of theirs at best.
*** You can thank Harris' father for that. In a 911 call he stated Eric was a member of the "Trenchcoat Mafia" and was sure he was involved for that reason.
** Some schools tried to ban long coats in the aftermath of Columbine on the grounds of claiming it was a gang uniform. In some cases, the [[IAmSpartacus student population]] responded by donning the garment ''en masse'' [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome to prove a very valid point]].
* Many school shooters after the Columbine incident wore the same black coat look. Psychologists suspect they deliberately emulated the look of the Columbine shooters.
** [[OlderThanTheyThink Some school shooters were wearing trenchcoats several years before Columbine.]]

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* In a chilling example, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the two teenagers who carried out the [[UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} Columbine High School massacre]]. Leather trench coats seemed to hold a symbolic significance for them, with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su_vpW3mM5w a video]] that they made for a school project a few months before the shooting prominently featuring the two wearing them. Despite the common imagine of them in their trench coats, however, they only used them long enough to conceal their weapons; Harris dropped his outside the school near a fence, and Klebold took his off in the library. They spent the rest of the fight in black cargo pants, combat boots, their shell belts, and T-shirts that were custom-printed with significant phrases, black cargo pants, combat boots, and their shell belts (and phrases ("[[TheSocialDarwinist Natural Selection]]" for Harris', "Wrath" for Klebold's). Harris also wore a sling for Harris with his rifle).
** A video that they made for a school project features the two in trench coats.
** MoralGuardians were quick to suggest that they were inspired by films featuring gun-toting, trenchcoat-clad protagonists, including ''The Matrix'' (still running in theaters at the time) and ''The Basketball Diaries'' (which features a dream sequence in which the lead character bursts into his school to mow down bullies with a shotgun and other weapons while wearing a trenchcoat and sunglasses).
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This led to a huge case of UnfortunateImplications, since another group of students at Columbine, known as the "Trenchcoat Mafia" for their affinity for similar coats, was put under a great deal of suspicion - -- even though Harris and Klebold were peripheral friends of theirs at best.
*** You can thank Harris' father for that. In a 911 call he stated Eric was a member of the "Trenchcoat Mafia" and was sure he was involved for that reason.
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best. Some schools tried to ban long coats in the aftermath of Columbine on the grounds of claiming it was a gang uniform. In some cases, the [[IAmSpartacus student population]] responded by donning the garment ''en masse'' [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome to prove a very valid point]].
* Many school shooters after the Columbine incident wore the same black coat look. Psychologists suspect they deliberately emulated the look
point]]. You can thank Harris' father for this urban legend, as he claimed in a 911 call that Eric was a member of the Columbine shooters.
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Trenchcoat Mafia and was sure he was involved for that reason. In any case, while the two [[OlderThanTheyThink Some weren't the first spree killers]] to wear them, trench coats became associated with mass murder for several years as a result of Columbine, with many school shooters afterwards deliberately emulating Harris and Klebold's choice of fashion. MoralGuardians were wearing trenchcoats several years before Columbine.]] quick to suggest that the two were inspired by films featuring gun-toting, trenchcoat-clad protagonists, including ''The Matrix'' (still running in theaters at the time) and ''The Basketball Diaries''.
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