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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!".
2nd May '17 2:55:10 AM darkemyst
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** Comicbook/{{Robin}} [[LegacyCharacter always]] wears a cape. [[SidekickGraduationsStick Nightwing]] doesn't. The presence of a cape has been given several {{justifi|edTrope}}cations in canon beyond the theatrics; it contains armor, allows gliding ''and'' you can grab someone who's falling from the roof of a train.

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** Comicbook/{{Robin}} [[LegacyCharacter always]] wears a cape. So does Comicbook/RedRobin. [[SidekickGraduationsStick Nightwing]] Night]][[Comicbook/{{Nightwing}} wing]] doesn't. The presence of a cape has been given several {{justifi|edTrope}}cations in canon beyond the theatrics; it contains armor, allows gliding ''and'' you can grab someone who's falling from the roof of a train.
16th Apr '17 2:49:54 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Darth Vader. [[http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/080324/Villains/Darth-Vader-Star-Wars_l.jpg That is all.]]

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Darth Vader. [[http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/080324/Villains/Darth-Vader-Star-Wars_l.jpg That is all.]]
8th Apr '17 9:06:16 AM RaphBlade7
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** Kami and Dende, wears capes in their role as Guardian God of Earth (since they are weaker than the Kais, the Gods of Earth probably wear capes to appear more godly).
** In addition to Piccolo, Kami, and Dende, various Namekians also wear capes (apparently capes are popular fashion on Namek) though their not as badass as Piccolo's.



** Prince Vegeta as a child in anime filler and his childhood flashback in "Battle of Gods" (both the film and Dragon Ball Super adaption). Stopped wearing one as an adult.

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** Prince Vegeta as a child in anime filler and his childhood flashback in "Battle of Gods" (both the film and Dragon Ball Super adaption). Stopped wearing one as an adult.adult (knowing Vegeta he probably thought he was so much of a badass that he didn't need one).
8th Apr '17 8:55:11 AM RaphBlade7
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** Piccolo's cape is attached to heavy weighted [[ShouldersOfDoom shoulder pads]]. He uses it for training and takes it off to fight or [[http://pa1.narvii.com/6105/ff64ee44a1c272d823082cc007c52664d282fc93_hq.gif shows if off]]. Gohan gets one just like it for the Cell Games. Later, in the film "Broly: Second Coming", Krillin wears Piccolo's cape.
** Garlic Jr in the, you guessed it, Garlic Jr Saga.

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** Piccolo's cape is attached to heavy weighted [[ShouldersOfDoom shoulder pads]]. He uses it for training and takes it off to fight or [[http://pa1.narvii.com/6105/ff64ee44a1c272d823082cc007c52664d282fc93_hq.gif shows if off]]. Gohan gets one just like it for the Cell Games. Later, in the film "Broly: Second Coming", Krillin wears Piccolo's cape.
cape while saving Gohan. In the film "Resurrection 'F'", Piccolo even uses his weighted cape as to defeat a one of Frieza's Soldiers by throwing it to one of them causing the weight to pull the soldier (who was flying at the time) down to the ground removing him from the fight, while at the same time removing its weight so he could go all out against the remaining dumbstruck soldiers.
** Garlic Jr in the, you guessed it, Garlic Jr Saga.Saga as well as his original appearance in the "Dead Zone" film.
** Frieza's father King Cold and his henchman Zarbon also wear capes attached to their Battle Armor.
** King Vegeta in anime filler, flashbacks in some of the films, and Dragon Ball Super's adaption of "Battle of Gods" ("Broly, The Legendary Super Saiyan" & "Battle of Gods").
** Prince Vegeta as a child in anime filler and his childhood flashback in "Battle of Gods" (both the film and Dragon Ball Super adaption). Stopped wearing one as an adult.
28th Mar '17 3:02:15 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. [[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.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.
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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!".
9th Mar '17 7:19:54 PM CountDorku
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** Subverted with Krennic in ''Film/RogueOne''. While he has a cape, unlike Vader's, it responds realistically to wind and similar inconveniences, giving the impression that he's far less powerful or secure than the Emperor's ''real'' high-ranking minions.
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