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16th Jul '17 11:34:33 AM Khathi
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** Note that ceremonial reds-and-blues are just the House Colors of the ruling Vorbarra clan, all Barrayaran military legally just being their official retainers. They also use the cut inhherited from the Times of Isolation, which looks vaguely Napoleonic.



** When riding into battle, Tywin wears a greatcloak made of several layers of cloth-of-gold, large enough to entirely cover his horse's hindquarters and so heavy the breeze doesn't even stir it when galloping. It's held by a pair of solid gold lionesses with rubies for eyes. His helmet is also gold, shaped like an entire lion with ruby eyes. His armour is enamelled in red with elaborate gold inlay, gold rondels in the shape of sunbursts, and golden buckles. All of his weapons have solid gold lions on the hilt. Not surprisingly, he doesn't expect to do any fighting, though he does lead his reserve guard into battle personally against Roose Bolton's host.

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** When riding into battle, Tywin wears a greatcloak made of several layers of cloth-of-gold, large enough to entirely cover his horse's hindquarters and so heavy the breeze doesn't even stir it when galloping. It's held by a pair of solid gold lionesses with rubies for eyes. His helmet is also gold, shaped like an entire lion with ruby eyes. His armour is enamelled in red with elaborate gold inlay, gold rondels in the shape of sunbursts, and golden buckles. All of his weapons have solid gold lions on the hilt. Not surprisingly, he doesn't expect to do any fighting, fighting,[[note]]If only for the simple reason that all this gold should weigh no less than 50 pounds ''in addition'' to the weight of the armor itself.[[/note]] though he does lead his reserve guard into battle personally against Roose Bolton's host.
9th Jul '17 1:23:23 PM nombretomado
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* One interesting example would be the way the US Army Air Forces painted their aircraft during WorldWarII. For the first part of the war, USAAF planes were typicaly painted in Olive Drab or Desert Pink to make them harder to spot when parked on the ground. Naturally, this served no particular benefit for them in the air, especially for the famed [[WeHaveReserves massive bomber formations]] with their massive collection of contrails being impossible to miss on a clear day anyways. By the end of the war, the USAAF had given up on this entirely and instead elected to send the planes into combat using only necessary identification markings (plus a strip of paint in front of the canopy to avoid sun glare), leaving them with a shiny metalic finish. This also saved a few hours per plane on the production lines, allowing the American industrial machine to crank out [[UpToEleven even more]] aircraft.

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* One interesting example would be the way the US Army Air Forces painted their aircraft during WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. For the first part of the war, USAAF planes were typicaly painted in Olive Drab or Desert Pink to make them harder to spot when parked on the ground. Naturally, this served no particular benefit for them in the air, especially for the famed [[WeHaveReserves massive bomber formations]] with their massive collection of contrails being impossible to miss on a clear day anyways. By the end of the war, the USAAF had given up on this entirely and instead elected to send the planes into combat using only necessary identification markings (plus a strip of paint in front of the canopy to avoid sun glare), leaving them with a shiny metalic finish. This also saved a few hours per plane on the production lines, allowing the American industrial machine to crank out [[UpToEleven even more]] aircraft.
9th Jul '17 6:38:54 AM gb00393
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** The regular Lannister soldiers' armor is flaunting the Lannisters' wealth, with red enamelled plates and richly decorated helms.
5th Jul '17 10:28:19 AM GAKDragon
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* Real-Life Inspiration for the page pic [[http://pro.corbis.com/images/IH179808.jpg?size=67&uid=00FCAED7-74BA-405E-9C92-7CC6A2696DE4 Fleet Admiral Togo Heihachiro.]]

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* Real-Life Inspiration for the page pic [[http://pro.corbis.com/images/IH179808.jpg?size=67&uid=00FCAED7-74BA-405E-9C92-7CC6A2696DE4 [[http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/fleet-admiral-in-the-imperial-japanese-navy-from-the-story-news-photo/188001928#fleet-admiral-in-the-imperial-japanese-navy-from-the-story-of-seventy-picture-id188001928 Fleet Admiral Togo Heihachiro.]]
24th Jun '17 12:56:26 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Fanfic/CyclesUponCycles'': Legion, [[spoiler:after the Geth becomes a protectorate of the Protoss,]] gains itself a shiny gold platform.

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* ''Fanfic/CyclesUponCycles'': Legion, [[spoiler:after after [[spoiler: the Geth becomes a protectorate of the Protoss,]] gains itself a shiny gold platform.


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* ''FanFic/AgesOfShadow'': Just before her FinalBattle with [[Anime/YuGiOh Yugi Moto]] {{Expy}} Trace, [[FallenHero Jade]]/[[PhysicalGod Yade Khan]] completely coats herself in molten gold.
10th Jun '17 12:52:35 AM EDHPlayer
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* ''Manga/Berserk'' has commanders and nobles wear these, though most seem practical with just a few elaborate designs. Boscogn of the Purple Rhino Knights is a prime example, with his armor having plenty of pointed ends and his helmet shaped like a rhino's head.

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* ''Manga/Berserk'' ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' has commanders and nobles wear these, though most seem practical with just a few elaborate designs. Boscogn of the Purple Rhino Knights is a prime example, with his armor having plenty of pointed ends and his helmet shaped like a rhino's head.
10th Jun '17 12:51:00 AM EDHPlayer
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* "Manga/Berserk" has commanders and nobles wear these, though most seem practical with just a few elaborate designs. Boscogn of the Purple Rhino Knights is a prime example, with his armor having plenty of pointed ends and his helmet shaped like a rhino's head.

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* "Manga/Berserk" ''Manga/Berserk'' has commanders and nobles wear these, though most seem practical with just a few elaborate designs. Boscogn of the Purple Rhino Knights is a prime example, with his armor having plenty of pointed ends and his helmet shaped like a rhino's head.
10th Jun '17 12:50:16 AM EDHPlayer
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* "Manga/Berserk" has commanders and nobles wear these, though most seem practical with just a few elaborate designs. Boscogn of the Purple Rhino Knights is a prime example, with his armor having plenty of pointed ends and his helmet shaped like a rhino's head.
19th May '17 4:09:07 AM thatmadork
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** The whole point behind the difference between Imperial Guardsmen and Space Marines is that Guardsmen are effectively regular soldiers; Space Marines on the other hand dress to impress because they ''want you'' to see them coming so you can ''[[TheDreaded piss your pants]]'' before [[CurbStompBattle they destroy you]].
-->'''CAMOUFLAGE IS THE COLOUR OF FEAR'''
7th May '17 3:57:41 PM nombretomado
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* Protoss in ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' suddenly developed a taste for flashy decorations, and that is after they were shown walking around almost naked in ''[[StarCraft Brood War]]''.

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* Protoss in ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' suddenly developed a taste for flashy decorations, and that is after they were shown walking around almost naked in ''[[StarCraft ''[[VideoGame/StarCraftI Brood War]]''.
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