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7th Feb '17 10:15:02 AM starlight9
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* Prince Vladimir, the BigBad MagnificentBastard in the ''Literature/NightfallSeries'' often wears one.
5th Feb '17 7:49:45 PM SliceHazardMarkII
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* In ''Webcomic/DearChildren'', the figures in the graveyard and the figure in Cail's dream both appear to be wearing some kind of black cloak, in addition to their [[MalevolentMaskedMen masks]].
25th Jan '17 5:39:47 AM LondonKdS
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* Inverted in ''Series/BabylonFive'' - the Rangers wear black cloaks, but they're good.
20th Jan '17 5:58:37 AM SimiOfDoom
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*The Crippled God from ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' usually covers himself in dark-coloured rags, rather than an actual cloak, but the look is very similar. He mainly uses the rags to hide his malformed body, but still forgoes a proper cloak since he made imperfection and sickness his motto.
18th Jan '17 12:35:42 PM FringeBenefits
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* The servant of the Death God in ''{{Tasakeru}}'' is a black, hooded cloak with nothing underneath but a column of smoke and [[GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath glowing white eyes]].

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* The servant of the Death God in ''{{Tasakeru}}'' ''{{Literature/Tasakeru}}'' is a black, hooded cloak with nothing underneath but a column of smoke and [[GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath glowing white eyes]].
11th Jan '17 5:36:57 PM nombretomado
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* Lord Carruthers' Shadow in the ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' [[SeasonFinale season 1 finale]], "lonelygirl15 Season Finale".

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* Lord Carruthers' Shadow in the ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'' [[SeasonFinale season 1 finale]], "lonelygirl15 Season Finale".
14th Dec '16 12:10:15 PM nighttrainfm
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* The page picture is of the uniform of Organization XIII, from the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' games, though they tend to pull down their hoods and show their faces unless they're being intentionally mysterious. Said coats have darkness resistant properties, and while Organization XIII mostly just wears them for the effect, characters such as Riku and Mickey wear them to protect their hearts from being worn away by the darkness.
** Oddly and ironically enough, Roxas is explicitly told that Organization members should keep a low profile, and make attempts to not be noticed. Even more odd is that the kids of Twilight Town don't seem to find anything suspicious or off about a teenage boy their age wearing a black cloak, or that two people in black cloaks (one, an adult, and the other, the aforementioned boy) are interrogating them.
*** Of course, from every game after ''II'', every character that's meant to have a mysterious, unknown identity has worn these cloaks, so as to keep a vibe of confusion around the entire series, [[RuleOfDrama whether it makes sense for them or not]], such as [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded Data Riku]].

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
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The page picture is of the uniform of Organization XIII, from the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' games, though they tend to pull down their hoods and show their faces unless they're being intentionally mysterious. Said coats have darkness resistant darkness-resistant properties, and while Organization XIII mostly just wears them for the effect, characters such as Riku and Mickey wear them to protect their hearts from being worn away by the darkness.
** Oddly and ironically enough, Roxas is explicitly told that Organization members should keep a low profile, and make attempts to not be noticed. Even more odd Odder still is that the kids of Twilight Town don't seem to find anything suspicious or off about a teenage boy their age wearing a black cloak, or that two people in black cloaks (one, an adult, and the other, the aforementioned boy) are interrogating them.
*** ** Of course, from every game after ''II'', every character that's meant to have a mysterious, unknown identity has worn these cloaks, so as to keep a vibe of confusion around the entire series, [[RuleOfDrama whether it makes sense for them or not]], such as [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded Data Riku]].Riku]] and the Unknown.
10th Dec '16 4:23:44 PM intastiel
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* Somewhat subverted in the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' novels, by Takhisis, the "Queen of Darkness". Although she has a great many forms (including a giant, five headed dragon) not one of them contains a Black Cloak... Although, the followers of [[BlackMagic Nuitari]], including [[spoiler: [[MagnificentBastard Raistlin]]]], wear black ''robes'' with hoods...

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* Somewhat subverted in In the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' novels, by Takhisis, the "Queen of Darkness". Although she has a great many forms (including a giant, five headed dragon) not one of them contains a Black Cloak... Although, the followers of [[BlackMagic Nuitari]], including Nuitari, the God of BlackMagic, wear hooded black robes... [[spoiler: [[MagnificentBastard Raistlin]]]], wear black ''robes'' with hoods...Raistlin]]]] among them.



* Poked fun at in the Literature/{{Discworld}} book ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', where an experienced con man is annoyed that his underling thinks hurrying through city streets in a voluminous black cloak avoids attention.
--> TheIgor: Allow me to take your highly notithable hooded black cloak thur.
** The Auditors physically manifest as gray hooded robes... with nothing inside them.
** Also parodied (of course) in ''Discworld/GuardsGuards!'' by the Mysterious Ancient Brotherhood of ... something, complete with passwords, magic rituals, and much debate between members of the circle.
* Averted in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' in a town next to {{Mordor}}, where clothing that conceals your face in any way is against the law, because the servants of The Dark One could use them to pass as human.
** Not before there were loads of [[EyelessFace Myrddraal]] whose cloaks don't even stir however strong is the wind.

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* Poked fun at in the Literature/{{Discworld}} book ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** In
''Discworld/GoingPostal'', where an experienced con man is annoyed that his underling thinks hurrying through city streets in a voluminous black cloak avoids attention.
--> TheIgor: ---> '''TheIgor:''' Allow me to take your highly notithable hooded black cloak thur.
** The Auditors Auditors, cosmic enemies of TheEvilsOfFreeWill, physically manifest as gray hooded robes... with nothing inside them.
** Also parodied (of course) in ''Discworld/GuardsGuards!'' ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' by the Mysterious Ancient Brotherhood of ... something, complete with passwords, magic rituals, and much debate between members of the circle.
* Averted in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' in a town next to {{Mordor}}, where clothing that conceals your face in any way is against In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', the law, because the servants of The Dark One could use them to pass as human.
** Not before there were loads of [[EyelessFace Myrddraal]] whose
[[ShadowWalker shadow-walking]] HumanoidAbomination Myrddraal wear black cloaks that don't even stir however strong is move in the wind.wind. The countries near {{Mordor}} tend to outlaw hooded cloaks and other face-concealing clothing because of this: they want to double-check that everyone is human.



* Cowl and Kumori in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. Harry ''loves'' making fun of them for their fashion sense. For instance:
-->''Touche, oh dark master of evil bathrobes.''
-->''I told these guys yesterday I didn't want to buy a ring.''
-->''Bring it, Darth Bathrobe!''
** Despite that, it does mask their identities, which is probably the point. They can magically deflect attention if they have to, and aren't constrained by the Laws of Magic.

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* The {{Necromancer}}s Cowl and Kumori in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' use black robes to conceal their identities, and magically deflect the {{Muggle|s}} attention it could bring. This doesn't stop Harry ''loves'' making fun of them for from mocking their fashion sense. For instance:
-->''Touche,
sense at every chance:
-->''"Touche,
oh dark master of evil bathrobes.''
-->''I
"''\\
''"I
told these guys yesterday I didn't want to buy a ring.''
-->''Bring
"''\\
''"Bring
it, Darth Bathrobe!''
** Despite that, it does mask their identities, which is probably the point. They can magically deflect attention if they have to, and aren't constrained by the Laws of Magic.
Bathrobe!"''



* ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' 's Steel Inquisitors wear them as their official uniform within the CorruptChurch's hierarchy. Unusually, they normally keep their hoods down, so their victims can see their faces- particularly, the giant SpikesOfVillainy pounded ''through their eyes''.

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* ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' 's In ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'', TheEmpire's Steel Inquisitors wear them as their official uniform within the CorruptChurch's hierarchy. Unusually, they normally keep their hoods down, so their victims can see their faces- particularly, the giant SpikesOfVillainy pounded ''through their eyes''.
7th Dec '16 10:47:49 PM CharlesPhipps
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* In ''Literature/TheRulesOfSupervillainy'', the protagonist has a Sith-robe like artifact called the Reaper's Cloak.
25th Nov '16 4:19:19 PM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Cthulhu}}'' (2007). The protagonist sees a line of cloaked and hooded figures coming across the bridge towards him, and is so freaked out he steals a boat to avoid them.
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