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16th Aug '17 8:12:09 AM Godzillawolf
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* During the FinalBattle of ''Fanfic/{{Marionettes}}'', Trixie manages to shatter half the visor of [[BigBad Masquerade's]] [[PoweredArmor Puppeteer Armor's helmet]] at the same time Masquerade shatters one of Trixie's (who turned out to [[RoboticReveal be an android]]) eye lenses to reveal the optic underneath. This is more of an issue for Masquerade, as with her helmet damaged she has to block more attacks than she otherwise would.
12th Jun '17 8:01:00 AM Mishmash
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12th Jun '17 8:00:06 AM Mishmash
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* Invoked. In the animated film, Cobra Commander's plate falls off infront of Roadblock, [[spoiler:after he was blinded]].
24th Apr '17 10:18:40 AM metalgearhemuli
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* The bad ending of ''VideoGame/Einhander'' if you run out of time on the sixth stage.
19th Apr '17 10:41:52 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* MassEffectAndromeda uses the broken face plate during the very first mission. It happens almost immediately to the PlayerCharacter, though they quickly repair the damage with their omnitool. Later...the effects of a broken face plate are a little harder to overcome.

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* MassEffectAndromeda ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' uses the broken face plate during the very first mission. It happens almost immediately to the PlayerCharacter, though they quickly repair the damage with their omnitool. Later...the effects of a broken face plate are a little harder to overcome.
5th Apr '17 8:52:49 PM TheDocCC
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* MassEffectAndromeda uses the broken face plate during the very first mission. It happens almost immediately to the PlayerCharacter, though they quickly repair the damage with their omnitool. Later...the effects of a broken face plate are a little harder to overcome.
19th Mar '17 6:45:06 AM system
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16th Mar '17 1:35:41 PM butterfreebutterfly
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* In the first mission of ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', [[PlayerCharacter Ryder]] cracks their helmet upon a long fall. Ryder is able to repair it with their omnitool. [[spoiler:At the end of the mission, another fall shatters Ryder's visor, forcing their father to [[HeroicSacrifice give them his helmet to save their life]].]]
20th Feb '17 12:15:20 AM AthenaBlue
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* Used in ''Film/RoboCop1987'', where his visor gets smashed open by [=ED209=], allowing the audience to see the fear and surprise on his face during a close-up.
* In ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', Picard takes a blow to the head while wearing a Starfleet space suit, causing the visor to crack. Fortunately for him, it still holds.
* During the space jump in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', Kirk takes a winging glance to the face from a small piece of debris. It produces a hairline fracture on his faceplate which begins to expand into a spiderweb of cracks as the air pressure in his suit pushes the faceplate outward. It holds and does not shatter completely, but it does disable his HeadsUpDisplay which he needs to navigate the debris field.
* During the intense forest battle in ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', Megatron shatters Optimus Prime's iconic faceplate by kicking him in the face. Soon after, Prime has to spit damaged pieces of it out of his mouth. Later, when he is upgraded with Jetfire's parts, Optimus's faceplate is repaired.
* The ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' invoke this trope at least twice. Spidey's mask gets ripped when he's on the receiving end of a beatdown.
* In ''Film/IronMan3'', Pepper finds and picks up an Iron Man helmet, which has been cracked in half and slightly burned.



* In ''Film/{{Automata}}'' the Automaton Pilgram 7000 series and up have built in faceplate-like masks that are often graffitied, shot at, broken, or [[TheSingularity when fully sapient simply removed]].



* In ''Film/TheRaid,'' one [[RedShirt early non-essential character]] gets shot clean through the faceplate on his riot helmet. Doubles as Eye Scream, at that.



* At the end of the ActionPrologue in ''Film/PacificRim'', Reliegh stumbles out of a collapsed Gypsy Danger with the faceplate over his helmet reduced to a few broken pieces around the edges and the right shoulder of his suit torn off, showing what he just went through.



* In ''Film/{{Automata}}'' the Automaton Pilgram 7000 series and up have built in faceplate-like masks that are often graffitied, shot at, broken, or [[TheSingularity when fully sapient simply removed]].



* In ''Film/IronMan3'', Pepper finds and picks up an Iron Man helmet, which has been cracked in half and slightly burned.



* At the end of the ActionPrologue in ''Film/PacificRim'', Reliegh stumbles out of a collapsed Gypsy Danger with the faceplate over his helmet reduced to a few broken pieces around the edges and the right shoulder of his suit torn off, showing what he just went through.
* In ''Film/TheRaid,'' one [[RedShirt early non-essential character]] gets shot clean through the faceplate on his riot helmet. Doubles as Eye Scream, at that.
* Used in ''Film/RoboCop1987'', where his visor gets smashed open by [=ED209=], allowing the audience to see the fear and surprise on his face during a close-up.
* The ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' invoke this trope at least twice. Spidey's mask gets ripped when he's on the receiving end of a beatdown.
* In ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', Picard takes a blow to the head while wearing a Starfleet space suit, causing the visor to crack. Fortunately for him, it still holds.
* During the space jump in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', Kirk takes a winging glance to the face from a small piece of debris. It produces a hairline fracture on his faceplate which begins to expand into a spiderweb of cracks as the air pressure in his suit pushes the faceplate outward. It holds and does not shatter completely, but it does disable his HeadsUpDisplay which he needs to navigate the debris field.
* During the intense forest battle in ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', Megatron shatters Optimus Prime's iconic faceplate by kicking him in the face. Soon after, Prime has to spit damaged pieces of it out of his mouth. Later, when he is upgraded with Jetfire's parts, Optimus's faceplate is repaired.



* Frequently appears in the Franchise/BattleTechExpandedUniverse:
** In the ''Legend of the Jade Phoenix'' trilogy, Aidan only won his Bloodname when a lucky shot from his autocannon cracked the canopy on his gloating enemy's HumongousMecha, [[ExplosiveDecompression which shattered and burst outwards on the airless moon]].
** In the finale to the second ''Saga Of The Gray Death Legion'' novel, Grayson Carlyle is forced to jettison his mech's armored canopy and fight off a lance of enemy mechs. By the end of the fight, he's suffering from second-degree burns and corneal damage from the searing light of his mech's twin {{Lightning Gun}}s



* Frequently appears in the Franchise/BattleTechExpandedUniverse
** In the ''Legend of the Jade Phoenix'' trilogy, Aidan only won his Bloodname when a lucky shot from his autocannon cracked the canopy on his gloating enemy's HumongousMecha, [[ExplosiveDecompression which shattered and burst outwards on the airless moon]].
** In the finale to the second ''Saga Of The Gray Death Legion'' novel, Grayson Carlyle is forced to jettison his mech's armored canopy and fight off a lance of enemy mechs. By the end of the fight, he's suffering from second-degree burns and corneal damage from the searing light of his mech's twin {{Lightning Gun}}s



* ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. A CatapultNightmare has Crichton dying this way in "Dream a Little Dream".



* In ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'', [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga Yuusuke]], wearing the [[Series/KamenRiderAgito G3-X armor]], is attacked by one of the Lords and part of the faceplate is damaged in the process.
* In ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', [[spoiler: Mitsuzane blows off half of Takatora's faceplate at the end of their duel.]]
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** ''[[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Lost Galaxy]]'' - During the final battle with Trakeena, Leo uses his SuperMode armor to grab her and fires at point-blank rage. At first, his teammates aren't sure he survived, but he staggers out of the rubble with half his visor blown off, and gives an epic thumbs up.
** ''[[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Lightspeed Rescue]]'' - This is how Captain Mitchell finds out who the new Titanium Ranger really is. [[spoiler:It's his son.]]
** ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]'' - This is how Wes's father finds out that his son is a Ranger.
*** This was a shot-for-shot remake of a scene from ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger''. Including the fact that you could only a small part of his face, and the dad was a ''good'' ten yards away or more.
** Psycho Pink of ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' gets her helmet cracked, but you don't get to see through it. The same cracked helmet prop is reused [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy a season later]], when she (barely) survives the combined finishing moves of the Space and Galaxy Rangers, and seeks payback.



* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** ''[[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Lost Galaxy]]'' - During the final battle with Trakeena, Leo uses his SuperMode armor to grab her and fires at point-blank rage. At first, his teammates aren't sure he survived, but he staggers out of the rubble with half his visor blown off, and gives an epic thumbs up.
** ''[[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Lightspeed Rescue]]'' - This is how Captain Mitchell finds out who the new Titanium Ranger really is. [[spoiler:It's his son.]]
** ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]'' - This is how Wes's father finds out that his son is a Ranger.
*** This was a shot-for-shot remake of a scene from ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger''. Including the fact that you could only a small part of his face, and the dad was a ''good'' ten yards away or more.
** Psycho Pink of ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' gets her helmet cracked, but you don't get to see through it. The same cracked helmet prop is reused [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy a season later]], when she (barely) survives the combined finishing moves of the Space and Galaxy Rangers, and seeks payback.
* In ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'', [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga Yuusuke]], wearing the [[Series/KamenRiderAgito G3-X armor]], is attacked by one of the Lords and part of the faceplate is damaged in the process.
* In ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', [[spoiler: Mitsuzane blows off half of Takatora's faceplate at the end of their duel.]]
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. A CatapultNightmare has Crichton dying this way in "Dream a Little Dream".



* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
** In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersCybertron'', Optimus Prime's mouthplate is shattered during the final battle, although he is the victor. Galvatron dies though.
** During Optimus's death sequence in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersArmada'', his faceplate cracks apart up-close before he crumbles into dust.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', [[TheBlank Soundwave]] gets slashed across his faceplate by Wheeljack, shortly before Wheeljack headbutts him hard enough to badly crack it. However, Soundwave [[FeelNoPain shows pretty much no reaction to the damage]] and manages to narrowly win their battle.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{BIONICLE}} 2: Legends of Metru Nui'', Jaller's mask is damaged during the Great Rescue. Vakama promptly gives Jaller [[TragicKeepsake Lhikan's mask]].
* On Episode 7 of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', police chief Lin Beifong beats an Equalist MiniMecha by [[ExtraOreDinary metalbending her cables]] [[BladeBelowTheShoulder into punching daggers]] and smashing through the faceplate, attacking the operator.



* On Episode 7 of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', police chief Lin Beifong beats an Equalist MiniMecha by [[ExtraOreDinary metalbending her cables]] [[BladeBelowTheShoulder into punching daggers]] and smashing through the faceplate, attacking the operator.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{BIONICLE}} 2: Legends of Metru Nui'', Jaller's mask is damaged during the Great Rescue. Vakama promptly gives Jaller [[TragicKeepsake Lhikan's mask]].

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* On Episode 7 ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E20TwilightOfTheApprenticePartII "Twilight of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', police chief Lin Beifong beats an Equalist MiniMecha the Apprentice"]], [[spoiler:Ahsoka manages to take Darth Vader by [[ExtraOreDinary metalbending her cables]] [[BladeBelowTheShoulder into punching daggers]] surprise and smashing through the faceplate, attacking the operator.
damage his mask, revealing his right eye.]]
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
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In ''WesternAnimation/{{BIONICLE}} 2: Legends of Metru Nui'', Jaller's mask ''WesternAnimation/TransformersCybertron'', Optimus Prime's mouthplate is damaged shattered during the Great Rescue. Vakama promptly gives Jaller [[TragicKeepsake Lhikan's mask]].final battle, although he is the victor. Galvatron dies though.
** During Optimus's death sequence in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersArmada'', his faceplate cracks apart up-close before he crumbles into dust.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', [[TheBlank Soundwave]] gets slashed across his faceplate by Wheeljack, shortly before Wheeljack headbutts him hard enough to badly crack it. However, Soundwave [[FeelNoPain shows pretty much no reaction to the damage]] and manages to narrowly win their battle.


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** A curious variation takes place in ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger''; during the final battle against N Ma, Kai manifests his helmet without the faceplate.

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** In the ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'' movie, Hikaru / Sungel gets shot point-blank, shattering his faceplate. Instead of his face, we see pure light underneath before he changes into his Heavenly Saint form.
** A curious variation takes place in ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger''; during the final battle against N Ma, Kai manifests his helmet without the faceplate.
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