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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.
25th Mar '16 8:51:57 AM Willbyr
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* The Britannian military in ''CodeGeass'' probably counts -- [[LadyOfWar Cornelia]] and the [[PraetorianGuard Knights of Rounds]]' uniforms in particular. To be fair, though, most of the time they fight inside mecha, and wear appropriate suits while doing so. Footsoldiers have appropriately helpful attire.

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* The Britannian military in ''CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' probably counts -- [[LadyOfWar Cornelia]] and the [[PraetorianGuard Knights of Rounds]]' uniforms in particular. To be fair, though, most of the time they fight inside mecha, and wear appropriate suits while doing so. Footsoldiers have appropriately helpful attire.



* The Headliners of ''TheFiveStarStories'' wear fairly elaborate costumes, unsurprising considering the manga is basically Mamoru Nagano's giant love letter to [[BlingBlingBang weaponized bling]]. No as crazy as some of the other examples, though as the Headdliners mainly serve as pilots for HumongousMecha. The ordinary ground troops typically wear more sensible uniforms with design elements borrowed from recent real-life military gear.

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* The Headliners of ''TheFiveStarStories'' ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'' wear fairly elaborate costumes, unsurprising considering the manga is basically Mamoru Nagano's giant love letter to [[BlingBlingBang weaponized bling]]. No as crazy as some of the other examples, though as the Headdliners mainly serve as pilots for HumongousMecha. The ordinary ground troops typically wear more sensible uniforms with design elements borrowed from recent real-life military gear.
23rd Mar '16 9:03:35 PM louisXVI
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** Sometimes he would re-enforce the inside of his jacket with a piece of wood to prevent the fabric from sagging or tearing under the weight.
23rd Mar '16 7:39:44 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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** This becomes particularly glaring when not only the decoration is shown too early in time for that particular person, but becomes "impossible" in general terms. This troper for instance recalls a British TV series about the life of Edward VII in which UsefulNotes/OttoVonBismarck (born 1815) was shown wearing an Iron Cross in the 1860s and Wilhelm II (born 1859) was shown wearing one in the late 19th century. The original Iron Cross was awarded exclusively during the [[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars Wars of Liberation]] (1813-1815), its second incarnation exclusively during the [[UsefulNotes/FrancoPrussianWar Franco-German War]] (1870/71) and the third one exclusively during [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne World War 1]] (1914-1918).
22nd Mar '16 1:37:02 PM Kakai
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* Kinnabre's uniform in ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'' has it all: HighCollarOfDoom, BadassCape large enough to serve as a blanket, armpads that would make [[WesternAnimation/TheLastAirbender Fire Nation officers]] jealous and puffy sleeves. It's also [[HighlyConspicuousUnifrom very red]].

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* Kinnabre's uniform in ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'' has it all: HighCollarOfDoom, BadassCape large enough to serve as a blanket, armpads that would make [[WesternAnimation/TheLastAirbender Fire Nation officers]] jealous and even puffy sleeves. It's also [[HighlyConspicuousUnifrom [[HighlyConspicuousUniform very red]].
22nd Mar '16 1:34:42 PM Kakai
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* Kinnabre's uniform in ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'' has it all: HighCollarOfDoom, BadassCape large enough to serve as a blanket, armpads that would make [[WesternAnimation/TheLastAirbender Fire Nation officers]] jealous and puffy sleeves. It's also [[HighlyConspicuousUnifrom very red]].
22nd Jan '16 11:36:33 AM BattleMaster
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}}'' allows you to apply custom paint jobs to your PowerArmor. If you don't like the rusty, unpainted look or the drab Brotherhood of Steel paintjob, you can use a Hot Rodder magazine to give it a hot pink paint job or get flames decals from the Atomic Cats.
22nd Jan '16 9:34:07 AM Daethalion
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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Deputy Commissioner Foley wears his full dress uniform while leading the police charge against Bane's forces.

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Deputy Commissioner Foley wears his full dress uniform while leading the police charge against Bane's forces. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in this case, as he was doing it to make a statement and was being intentionally conspicuous. Also doubles as a BrickJoke from an earlier scene in the movie.
20th Jan '16 5:21:42 PM karstovich2
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* A rather ironic subversion is the evolution of the "casual" subculture amongst football hooligans in the UK during the TheSeventies and TheEighties. Because [[FootballHooligans football firms]] had very distinctive styles of dress (stereotypically skinheads and Doc Martens), the police could easily identify hooligans and contain them. Liverpool and Everton fans brought back European fashions and designer labels from their away games, and their firms began wearing them to their games. Other fans initially laughed at this "poncey" new trend, until they realized that the Liverpudlian firms were never getting arrested because the police didn't immediately identify them. Soon, everyone was doing it, but for a time, the football fans' Bling of War actually served to camouflage them rather than make them stand out.

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* A rather ironic subversion is the evolution of the "casual" subculture amongst football hooligans in the UK during the TheSeventies and TheEighties. Because [[FootballHooligans football firms]] had very distinctive styles of dress (stereotypically skinheads and Doc Martens), the police could easily identify hooligans and contain them. Liverpool and Everton fans brought back European fashions and designer labels from their away games, games (as these teams were fairly consistently making the European championship games at that time), and their firms began wearing them to their games. Other fans initially laughed at this "poncey" new trend, until they realized that the Liverpudlian firms were never getting arrested because the police didn't immediately identify them. Soon, everyone was doing it, but for a time, the football fans' Bling of War actually served to camouflage them rather than make them stand out.
31st Dec '15 4:54:11 PM Vellichorus
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But they look nice, so artists love to use them whenever they can, especially in {{anime}}, {{manga}}, {{comicbooks}}, and VideoGames. (And not to mention paintings and relief scultures; this trope is very much OlderThanDirt!) In literary genres, where we do not actually get to look at them, these are generally the mark of [[BlueBlood aristocrats]], the MilesGloriosus, the ArmchairMilitary, and the GloryHound. On the other hand, the serious soldiers are more practical and drably dressed, and certainly regard looking splendid as a much lower priority. Only their dress uniforms embody the trope -- if then.

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But they look nice, so artists love to use them whenever they can, especially in {{anime}}, {{manga}}, {{comicbooks}}, and VideoGames. (And not to mention paintings and relief scultures; sculptures; this trope is very much OlderThanDirt!) In literary genres, where we do not actually get to look at them, these are generally the mark of [[BlueBlood aristocrats]], the MilesGloriosus, the ArmchairMilitary, and the GloryHound. On the other hand, the serious soldiers are more practical and drably dressed, and certainly regard looking splendid as a much lower priority. Only their dress uniforms embody the trope -- if then.
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