History Main / BadassCape

16th Nov '16 8:18:28 AM troper101
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-->"''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M68ndaZSKa8#t=122s No capes!]]''" (Except for when she appeared in a comic strip, yanking on Elsa's cape as shown [[http://phsueh.deviantart.com/art/Anna-Infinity-2-NO-CAPES-455637549 here]].)

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-->"''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M68ndaZSKa8#t=122s No capes!]]''" (Except for when she appeared in a comic strip, yanking on Elsa's cape as shown [[http://phsueh.deviantart.com/art/Anna-Infinity-2-NO-CAPES-455637549 here]].)
9th Nov '16 5:36:15 PM nombretomado
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* JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/WarOfTheDreaming Mists of Everness]]'' features two instances of this: [[FashionVictimVillain Azrael de Gray]], also referred to as "That crazy guy in the pimp outfit," and Pendrake, who either wears this or an especially floaty BadassLongcoat.

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* JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/WarOfTheDreaming Mists of Everness]]'' features two instances of this: [[FashionVictimVillain Azrael de Gray]], also referred to as "That crazy guy in the pimp outfit," and Pendrake, who either wears this or an especially floaty BadassLongcoat.
31st Oct '16 11:40:37 AM Malachi108
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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!
7th Oct '16 3:10:06 PM DustSnitch
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Capes have the obvious effect of making the wearer look larger and more imposing. Thus artists often use them as a way to make characters look {{Badass}}. Just look at Franchise/{{Batman}} over there. He wouldn't look half as awesome without his cape.

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Capes have the obvious effect of making the wearer look larger and more imposing. Thus artists often use them as a way to make characters look {{Badass}}.capable, powerful and in charge. Just look at Franchise/{{Batman}} over there. He wouldn't look half as awesome without his cape.



* 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]]).
* [[{{Badass}} Kurogane]] of ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' sports one from time to time as part of his default {{Ninja}} attire.

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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}} 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]]).
* [[{{Badass}} Kurogane]] Kurogane of ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' sports one from time to time as part of his default {{Ninja}} attire.



* Deconstructed in Creator/SimonRGreen's Hawk and Fisher novels, where the {{Badass}} BattleCouple are obliged to wear capes as part of their Watch uniforms; however, Hawk hates his because it gets in the way during fights. He puts up with wearing one for Fisher's sake, but seizes any plausible opportunity to "accidentally" abandon or destroy his (smothering fires, ditching it when it's pinned to the wall by a crossbow bolt, etc). A subversion, as going capeless doesn't diminish Hawk's Badass Quotient one bit.

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* Deconstructed in Creator/SimonRGreen's Hawk and Fisher novels, where the {{Badass}} BattleCouple are obliged to wear capes as part of their Watch uniforms; however, Hawk hates his because it gets in the way during fights. He puts up with wearing one for Fisher's sake, but seizes any plausible opportunity to "accidentally" abandon or destroy his (smothering fires, ditching it when it's pinned to the wall by a crossbow bolt, etc). A subversion, as going capeless doesn't diminish Hawk's Badass Quotient one bit.



* In ''The Shattered World'', Kan Konar the cloakfighter is a {{Badass}} ''because of'' his cape. His fighting style is one that traditionally employs [[ImprobableWeaponUser the cloak]] as both a weapon and a defense: it's got razor-sharp bone shards in its hems, blinding-bright phoenix feathers concealed in its lining, and a strangling-cord clasp. And that's just the ''start'' of what it's good for.

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* In ''The Shattered World'', Kan Konar the cloakfighter is a {{Badass}} badass ''because of'' his cape. His fighting style is one that traditionally employs [[ImprobableWeaponUser the cloak]] as both a weapon and a defense: it's got razor-sharp bone shards in its hems, blinding-bright phoenix feathers concealed in its lining, and a strangling-cord clasp. And that's just the ''start'' of what it's good for.
2nd Oct '16 10:18:22 PM Gamermaster
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** [[spoiler: The entire Vinsmoke Family have badass capes, though eldest daughter Reiji's cape is more like [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/onepiece/images/1/16/Poison_Pink.png/revision/latest?cb=20160523194436 butterfly wings]] the only one who doesn't wear a cape is Sanji as he prefers a [[BadassInANiceSuit sharp suit]].

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** [[spoiler: The entire Vinsmoke Family have badass capes, though eldest daughter Reiji's cape is more like [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/onepiece/images/1/16/Poison_Pink.png/revision/latest?cb=20160523194436 butterfly wings]] the only one who doesn't wear a cape is Sanji as he prefers a [[BadassInANiceSuit sharp suit]]. ]]
26th Sep '16 8:51:30 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/DemonHunterKain'': Liana's cape, which appears to have been ripped up in combat.
25th Sep '16 9:21:51 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[spoiler: Wanda Maximoff]] wears one, which billows dramatically during her first on screen appearance - backlit by a [[DeathFromAbove pillar of flame]] which starts tearing through an ArmyOfTheDead.

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** [[spoiler: Wanda Maximoff]] wears one, which billows dramatically during her first on screen appearance - backlit by a [[DeathFromAbove pillar of flame]] which starts tearing through an ArmyOfTheDead.army of the dead.
24th Sep '16 8:31:36 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/ElSanto's second most iconic accessory, after his {{mask|edluchador}}.
8th Sep '16 1:51:33 AM Elfkaiser
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* Rendain from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' wears a high-tech one that's made up of several floating shard-like pieces. In his boss fight, he's able to form a WhipSword from it.
7th Sep '16 4:11:10 AM Mousy677
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* It's traditional for the peers in Theatre/{{Iolanthe}} to wear these in act one. Tolloller and Mountararat ditch them for tailcoats in act two, but the rest of the peers usually keep them.
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