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19th Jul '16 1:46:13 AM Euodiachloris
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** The one thing you'll find [[CainAndAbel Gregor and Sandor Clegane]] agreeing on is that bling for bling's sake is beyond stupid. The only thing close to it either of them owns is Sandor's snarling dog helm, and even ''that'' puts the "protect my nose and skull without giving me a headache" practicality before the very likely carefully crafted insult directed at his brother. The rest of their gear? Dark, plain, practical and well-made. Both are [[ProffesionalKiller killers]] rather than standard knights, though.
16th Jul '16 8:22:02 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'':
** Magneto's [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKTrSw5UMAEcPem.jpg Horseman armour]] is glorious, and it's certainly more awe-inspiring than his previous costumes.
** Archangel's silver-and-dark-grey armor is also marvelous to behold.
1st Jul '16 8:16:54 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in the second book of ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'', where Bartimaeus points out that "as a rough rule of thumb, the jazzier the uniform, the less powerful the army."

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* Subverted in the second book of ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'', ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'', where Bartimaeus points out that "as a rough rule of thumb, the jazzier the uniform, the less powerful the army."



* Wealthy knights in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' love to wear extremely ornate armor, especially during jousts, but often into actual battle as well. Various knights wear gem-encrusted breastplates, laquered armor, fancy capes and so forth. Even knights without money to burn will get themselves sculpted helmets. Particular examples include:

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* Wealthy knights in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' love to wear extremely ornate armor, especially during jousts, but often into actual battle as well. Various knights wear gem-encrusted breastplates, laquered armor, fancy capes and so forth. Even knights without money to burn will get themselves sculpted helmets. Particular examples include:
19th Jun '16 2:10:34 PM nombretomado
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* While the majority of [[TheEmpire Imperial]] [[PuttingOnTheReich officer uniforms]] look like [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ImpVeers.jpg this guy,]] with a few more colors and some different rank cylinders, the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse introduced the Grand Admirals, whose gear is... [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Vadergrandadmirals.jpg a bit fancier.]] The most infamous of them, [[TheThrawnTrilogy Thrawn]], apparently preferred this uniform without the epaulettes and fancy trim, at least when he wasn't in the Emperor's presence.

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* While the majority of [[TheEmpire Imperial]] [[PuttingOnTheReich officer uniforms]] look like [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ImpVeers.jpg this guy,]] with a few more colors and some different rank cylinders, the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse introduced the Grand Admirals, whose gear is... [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Vadergrandadmirals.jpg a bit fancier.]] The most infamous of them, [[TheThrawnTrilogy [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Thrawn]], apparently preferred this uniform without the epaulettes and fancy trim, at least when he wasn't in the Emperor's presence.
15th Jun '16 12:33:40 PM RobTan
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', The Kingsguard uniform is incredibly fancy, in striking contrast to the utilitarian armour worn by the Stark household guard. Lampshaded by Ned Stark, who comments dryly to a member of the King's Guard, "Very handsome armor. Not a scratch on it." The member, Jaime, reies equally dryly, "I know. People have been swinging at me for years and [[BadassBoast they always seem to miss]]."

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', The Kingsguard uniform is incredibly fancy, in striking contrast to the utilitarian armour worn by the Stark household guard. Lampshaded by Ned Stark, who comments dryly to a member of the King's Guard, "Very handsome armor. Not a scratch on it." The member, Jaime, reies replies equally dryly, "I know. People have been swinging at me for years and [[BadassBoast they always seem to miss]]."
15th Jun '16 12:31:57 PM RobTan
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', The Kingsguard uniform is incredibly fancy, in striking contrast to the utilitarian armour worn by the Stark household guard. Lampshaded by Ned Stark, who comments dryly to a member of the King's Guard, "Very handsome armor. Not a scratch on it."

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', The Kingsguard uniform is incredibly fancy, in striking contrast to the utilitarian armour worn by the Stark household guard. Lampshaded by Ned Stark, who comments dryly to a member of the King's Guard, "Very handsome armor. Not a scratch on it." The member, Jaime, reies equally dryly, "I know. People have been swinging at me for years and [[BadassBoast they always seem to miss]]."
14th Jun '16 2:31:04 AM Doug86
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* The [[http://serenesforest.net/media/tcg/4/fe4-054.jpg enemy]] generals in the Archanea and Jugdral series of Franchise/FireEmblem games often wear a [[http://serenesforest.net/media/tcg/5/fe5-011l.jpg long]] [[http://serenesforest.net/media/tcg/6/fe6-022.jpg extravagant]] [[http://serenesforest.net/media/tcg/4/fe4-053.jpg Black]] BadAssLongCoat complete with a HighCollarOfDoom.

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* The [[http://serenesforest.net/media/tcg/4/fe4-054.jpg enemy]] generals in the Archanea and Jugdral series of Franchise/FireEmblem VideoGame/FireEmblem games often wear a [[http://serenesforest.net/media/tcg/5/fe5-011l.jpg long]] [[http://serenesforest.net/media/tcg/6/fe6-022.jpg extravagant]] [[http://serenesforest.net/media/tcg/4/fe4-053.jpg Black]] BadAssLongCoat complete with a HighCollarOfDoom.
31st May '16 1:51:39 PM Willbyr
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* The formal [=SeeD=] uniforms in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' were decorated with brocade, the female version involves a rather impractical-looking skirt, and generally look like what would happen if a member of [[DragonBallZ The Ginyu Force]] traded fashion tips with [[PuttingOnTheReich Hugo Boss]]. The student uniforms, on the other hand, are a practical-looking ensemble that can be best described as combat fatigues crossed with a Japanese school uniform. Of course, it's also worth noting that the uniforms are apparently only worn either on-campus or when necessary to "show the flag," and indeed the protagonists never wear the uniforms at all after two sequences in the beginning.

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* The formal [=SeeD=] uniforms in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' were decorated with brocade, the female version involves a rather impractical-looking skirt, and generally look like what would happen if a member of [[DragonBallZ [[Anime/DragonBallZ The Ginyu Force]] traded fashion tips with [[PuttingOnTheReich Hugo Boss]]. The student uniforms, on the other hand, are a practical-looking ensemble that can be best described as combat fatigues crossed with a Japanese school uniform. Of course, it's also worth noting that the uniforms are apparently only worn either on-campus or when necessary to "show the flag," and indeed the protagonists never wear the uniforms at all after two sequences in the beginning.
30th May '16 5:30:42 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Averted -- barely -- in ''TrinityBlood'', by virtue of the fact that the members of the AX are not ''technically'' soldiers (although they ''are'' a ''para''military organization. Some of the female members of the team might better qualify as wearing [[ImpracticallyFancyOutfit Impractically Fancy Habits]] (see also NunsAreMikos and GirlsWithGuns).

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* Averted -- barely -- in ''TrinityBlood'', ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'', by virtue of the fact that the members of the AX are not ''technically'' soldiers (although they ''are'' a ''para''military organization. Some of the female members of the team might better qualify as wearing [[ImpracticallyFancyOutfit Impractically Fancy Habits]] (see also NunsAreMikos and GirlsWithGuns).
30th Mar '16 8:24:45 AM Hanz
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* In the Trespasser DLC of ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'', if either [[spoiler:Cassandra or Vivienne are made Divine in the main game]], they start off in a special golden suit of armor.
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