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12th Apr '18 12:59:41 AM PaulA
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* In ''Film/TheAlamo'' (2004) Davy Crockett lampshades this aspect of Santa Anna at one point, calling him a peacock.

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* In ''Film/TheAlamo'' (2004) ''Film/{{The Alamo|2004}}'' Davy Crockett lampshades this aspect of Santa Anna at one point, calling him a peacock.
15th Mar '18 5:44:06 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/{{Thor}}'': Loki's green-and-gold armour is magnificent to behold. It's more stylish than Thor's or Odin's, which is not surprising considering that Loki is a master of deception, so appearances are important to him.

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* ''Film/{{Thor}}'': Loki's [[Characters/MCULoki Loki]]'s green-and-gold armour is magnificent to behold. It's more stylish than Thor's or Odin's, which is not surprising considering that Loki is a master of deception, so appearances are important to him.
14th Mar '18 6:36:33 PM SamCurt
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* {{Samurai}} armor and helmets. Some examples can be seen [[http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/galleries/arms-and-armor/377 here]]. The extravagant ones all come from the Edo period -- with its absence of wars -- and are the equivalent of European Parade Armour, such as this example from the [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/mharrsch/809566094/ Metropolitan Museum of Art.]]

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* {{Samurai}} armor and helmets. Some examples can be seen [[http://www.[[http://maps.metmuseum.org/collections/galleries/arms-and-armor/377 org/galleries/fifth-ave/1/377 here]]. The extravagant ones all come from the Edo period -- with its absence of wars -- and are the equivalent of European Parade Armour, such as this example from the [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/mharrsch/809566094/ Metropolitan Museum of Art.]]
11th Mar '18 9:20:51 AM gb00393
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** Rhaegar Targaryen wore armor that was adorned with rubies, many of which wound up in the ford of the Trident when Robert killed him.
1st Mar '18 3:00:10 AM XenMon2
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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has very detailed customization options, not only allowing you to dress your mercenaries in fancy clothing but paint them very conspicuous colors or even equip ones with extremely visible particle effects (like a flaming hat). It's a much observed phenomenon that players with better cosmetics are perceived as being of higher skill, which functionally means they're more likely to be pocketed by Medics but are also likely to be prioritized by the enemy.
28th Feb '18 1:31:28 PM Medinoc
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* As a subversion, in David Gunn's ''Literature/TheAux'' series, uniforms in Sven's regiment get ''less'' bling as rank increases.

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* As a subversion, in David Gunn's ''Literature/TheAux'' ''Literature/DeathsHead'' series, uniforms in Sven's regiment get ''less'' bling as rank increases.
24th Feb '18 10:24:48 PM karstovich2
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* Leonid Brezhnev was so fond of the Bling of War that he awarded himself loads of improbable awards, including UsefulNotes/WorldWarII awards as late as the 1970s (including the Order of Victory, a diamond-and-ruby affair awarded only in the single-digit range to a few top commanders, which Brezhnev could hardly count himself among), and the coveted Hero of the Soviet Union and Hero of Socialist Labour awards for such [[SarcasmMode momentous achievements]] as his birthday (Brezhnev was one of only two individuals -- the other being Marshal Zhukov, the conqueror of Berlin -- to receive ''four'' Hero of the Soviet Union medals). This eventually got to the point where a [[RussianHumor a common Soviet joke of the era]] was about Brezhnev needing chest expansion surgery to accommodate an ever-increasing number of medals. After his death, a number of award regulations were [[ObviousRulePatch changed to specifically exclude the awards being granted for things such as birthdays]], and his Order of Victory was outright revoked.

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* Leonid Brezhnev was so fond of the Bling of War that he awarded himself loads of improbable awards, including UsefulNotes/WorldWarII awards as late as the 1970s (including 1970s--including the Order of Victory, a diamond-and-ruby affair awarded only in the single-digit range to a few (as in less than 20) top commanders, which Brezhnev could hardly count himself among), among (the other members included the likes of Stalin, Marshal Zhukov, and Marshal Rossovsky among the Soviets, and Bernard Montgomery and frickin' UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower among the non-Soviet Allies). He also awarded himself the coveted Hero of the Soviet Union and Hero of Socialist Labour awards for such [[SarcasmMode momentous achievements]] as his birthday (Brezhnev was one of only two individuals -- the other being Marshal Zhukov, the conqueror of Berlin -- to receive ''four'' Hero of the Soviet Union medals). This eventually got to the point where a [[RussianHumor a common Soviet joke of the era]] was about Brezhnev needing chest expansion surgery to accommodate an ever-increasing number of medals. After his death, a number of award regulations were [[ObviousRulePatch changed to specifically exclude the awards being granted for things such as birthdays]], and his Order of Victory was outright revoked.
24th Feb '18 10:17:45 PM karstovich2
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* British liaison officers working with the Spanish irregulars would ride around through the war-torn Spanish countryside in full dress uniform so they couldn't be hung as spies (which was their job, mostly making maps). They didn't worry about getting seen because they had really good (and hideously expensive) horses.

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* British liaison officers working with the Spanish irregulars would ride around through the war-torn Spanish countryside in full dress uniform so they couldn't be hung hanged as spies (which was their job, mostly making maps). They didn't worry about getting seen because they had really good (and hideously expensive) horses.
19th Feb '18 2:04:03 AM Cryoclaste
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** Minbari have robes and carve their headbones according to a system of heraldry associated with their culture(which justifies Delenn's headbone looking like a circlet). Delenn has really fancy robes and being the [[ProperLady proper]] LadyOfWar that she is, goes through SpaceBattles [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome without causing a wrinkle]].

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** Minbari have robes and carve their headbones according to a system of heraldry associated with their culture(which justifies Delenn's headbone looking like a circlet). Delenn has really fancy robes and being the [[ProperLady proper]] LadyOfWar that she is, goes through SpaceBattles Website/SpaceBattlesDotCom [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome without causing a wrinkle]].
17th Feb '18 11:57:36 AM Caswin
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* In ''Film/BlackPanther'', one of GadgeteerGenius Shuri's proposed new uniforms comes with a gold trim that isn't as out-there as some of these examples, but is still enough that her brother turns it down because the idea is to stay out of sight. [[spoiler:When the "Killmonger" Erik takes the throne, and carries a distinctly "gangsta" theme with him, the ''last'' thing he wants to do is stay out of sight, and he apparently thought that one was worth wearing into battle.]]
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