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25th May '17 1:53:03 PM StFan
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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''

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* In the MarvelUniverse, Comicbook/{{Taskmaster}} has admitted he recognizes the problems with wearing a cape, but wears one anyway because [[RuleOfCool it looks impressive]].

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* In the MarvelUniverse, Franchise/MarvelUniverse, Comicbook/{{Taskmaster}} has admitted he recognizes the problems with wearing a cape, but wears one anyway because [[RuleOfCool it looks impressive]].



* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} has also ran into this problem. In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} an 80's issue]]'', Parasite grabs her cape, and after spinning Kara around, slams her into a railroad track.

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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} has also ran into this problem. In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} an 80's issue]]'', Parasite grabs her cape, and after spinning Kara around, slams her into a railroad track.



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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': In one of Calvin's earliest attempts at playing a superhero, strikes a dramatic pose in his cape and says, "''This'' is a job for..." He then proceeds to trip over his cape and fall to the ground (tangling himself up into a ball in the process), before finishing his sentence: "...someone else."
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* Another early Disney example occurs in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' when [[spoiler:Ratigan's cape gets caught in the gears of Big Ben. That isn't what kills him, though, it just delays his pursuit of the heroes.]]
** An InvokedTrope as well, as it's done deliberately.

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* Another early Disney example occurs in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' when [[spoiler:Ratigan's cape gets caught in the gears of Big Ben. That isn't what kills him, though, it just delays his pursuit of the heroes.]]
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]] An InvokedTrope as well, as it's done deliberately.



-->'''Bob''': Something classic, like - Dynaguy! Oh, he had a great look! The cape, the boots--\\

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-->'''Bob''': --->'''Bob''': Something classic, like - -- Dynaguy! Oh, he had a great look! The cape, the boots--\\



'''Bob''': Isn't that my decision?\\
'''Edna''': Do you remember Thunderhead? Tall, storm powers? Nice man, good with kids. November 15th of '58! All was well, another day saved, when... his cape snagged on a missile fin!\\

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'''Bob''': '''Bob:''' Isn't that my decision?\\
'''Edna''': '''Edna:''' Do you remember Thunderhead? Tall, storm powers? Nice man, good with kids. November 15th of '58! All was well, another day saved, when... his cape snagged on a missile fin!\\



* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'',one of Ziro's IG-86 sentinel droids grabs Padme Amidala's cape as she tries to escape from being imprisoned. She successfully does this at the cost of her cape which finally ripped as it fell on IG-86. Very smart of her though.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'',one ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', one of Ziro's IG-86 sentinel droids grabs Padme Amidala's cape as she tries to escape from being imprisoned. She successfully does this at the cost of her cape which finally ripped as it fell on IG-86. Very smart of her her, though.



-->It was hard to make capes look good. They had a way of clinging to the body, or flowing the wrong way, getting caught around an arm… it took a measure of majesty to make it work...Ironic, that the slang for a parahuman was ‘cape’, and so few of us wore them.

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-->It was hard to make capes look good. They had a way of clinging to the body, or flowing the wrong way, getting caught around an arm… arm... it took a measure of majesty to make it work...work... Ironic, that the slang for a parahuman was ‘cape’, "cape", and so few of us wore them.



* In ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'':
** Averted in the first episode, Wyn rejects a cape when making Kara's early costumes, but then realizes the drag helps her fly better. Then when the first cape shreds, he make the next one out a reinforced polymer.

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* In ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'':
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** Averted in the first episode, episode; Wyn rejects a cape when making Kara's early costumes, but then realizes the drag helps her fly better. Then when the first cape shreds, he make the next one out a reinforced polymer.



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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': In one of Calvin's earliest attempts at playing a superhero, strikes a dramatic pose in his cape and says, "''This'' is a job for..." He then proceeds to trip over his cape and fall to the ground (tangling himself up into a ball in the process), before finishing his sentence: "...someone else."
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* In episode 8 of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', the [[FeatheredFiend Nevermore]] fires FeatherFlechettes. One feather pins Ruby to the ground by her cape. Only Weiss' intervention saves her life.

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* In episode 8 of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', the [[FeatheredFiend Nevermore]] fires FeatherFlechettes. One feather pins Ruby to the ground by her cape. Only Weiss' Weiss's intervention saves her life.



* ''Wcomic/CodeNameHunter'': Gavin will most likely [[NeverLiveItDown never hear the end]] of [[http://www.codenamehunter.com/archive/comic/2015/06/11 this]].

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* ''Wcomic/CodeNameHunter'': ''Wcomic/CodeNameHunter'':
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Gavin will most likely [[NeverLiveItDown never hear the end]] of [[http://www.codenamehunter.com/archive/comic/2015/06/11 this]].



* A version of Batman's detachable clasp is shown in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' when his cape becomes trapped in the grip of a robot Joker henchman -- Batman quickly detaches his cape and spends the rest of the episode capeless.
** Whether Batman's cape is attached to his cowl or not is inconsistent in the series, seeming to rely on the script.
* Batman's cape got snagged on a Daily Planet press in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''. Apparently it was attached to his cowl, and its removal exposed his identity to Lois Lane.

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* A version of Batman's detachable clasp is shown in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' when his cape becomes trapped in the grip of a robot Joker henchman -- Batman quickly detaches his cape and spends the rest of the episode capeless.
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capeless. Whether Batman's cape is attached to his cowl or not is inconsistent in the series, seeming to rely on the script.
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'':
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Batman's cape got gets snagged on a Daily Planet press in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''.press. Apparently it was attached to his cowl, and its removal exposed his identity to Lois Lane.



* A comic example in ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'', where Comicbook/DoctorStrange gets his Cloak of Levitation caught in a portal, spoiling what would have been a pretty good entrance.

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* A comic example in ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'', where Comicbook/DoctorStrange ComicBook/DoctorStrange gets his Cloak of Levitation caught in a portal, spoiling what would have been a pretty good entrance.



* Inverted in one of the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons''. Superman saves Lois from a torrent of molten steel, by sheltering her under his cape.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', the titular hero got his rip proof cape trapped in the hood of a car just as a giant monster was bearing down on him. Later in the episode, it was shown that Negaduck had enough foresight to buy rip-able capes.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Spike mocks comicbook hero Hundrum's cape as impractical and pointless. Sure enough, in "Power Ponies", Spike is turned into Humdrum, and he trips on his cape.

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* Inverted in one of the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons''. Superman saves Lois from a torrent of molten steel, steel by sheltering her under his cape.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', the titular hero got his rip proof rip-proof cape trapped in the hood of a car just as a giant monster was bearing down on him. Later in the episode, it was is shown that Negaduck had has enough foresight to buy rip-able capes.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Spike mocks comicbook comic-book hero Hundrum's cape as impractical and pointless. Sure enough, in "Power Ponies", Spike is turned into Humdrum, and he trips on his cape.



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21st May '17 6:25:16 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WebOriginal/{{Worm}}'', this is one of the reasons very few parahumans wear capes along their costumes.

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* In ''WebOriginal/{{Worm}}'', ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', this is one of the reasons very few parahumans wear capes along their costumes.
13th May '17 3:09:14 AM WigglyArachnine
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* An early Disney example occurs in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' when [[spoiler:Ratigan's cape gets caught in the gears of Big Ben. That isn't what kills him, though, it just delays his pursuit of the heroes.]]

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* An early Disney example occurs in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' when [[spoiler:Prince Philip's cape gets caught in the branches of Maleficent's forest of thorns. Merryweather alerts the faeries to this and they use their magic to free his cape from the thorny branches without a single tear.]]
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early Disney example occurs in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' when [[spoiler:Ratigan's cape gets caught in the gears of Big Ben. That isn't what kills him, though, it just delays his pursuit of the heroes.]]


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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'',one of Ziro's IG-86 sentinel droids grabs Padme Amidala's cape as she tries to escape from being imprisoned. She successfully does this at the cost of her cape which finally ripped as it fell on IG-86. Very smart of her though.
9th Apr '17 1:37:52 PM iowaforever
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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': In one of Calvin's earliest attempts at playing a superhero, strikes a dramatic pose in his cape and says, "''This'' is a job for..." He then proceeds to trip over his cape and fall to the ground, before finishing his sentence: "...someone else."

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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': In one of Calvin's earliest attempts at playing a superhero, strikes a dramatic pose in his cape and says, "''This'' is a job for..." He then proceeds to trip over his cape and fall to the ground, ground (tangling himself up into a ball in the process), before finishing his sentence: "...someone else."
26th Feb '17 4:45:17 PM nombretomado
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* On the "UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt vs. Main/LawrenceOfArabia" episode of ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'', [[spoiler:Teddy wraps Lawrence's keffiyeh around the wrist of his weapon hand, allowing Teddy to stab Lawrence with his Bowie hunter]].

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* On the "UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt vs. Main/LawrenceOfArabia" Film/LawrenceOfArabia" episode of ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'', [[spoiler:Teddy wraps Lawrence's keffiyeh around the wrist of his weapon hand, allowing Teddy to stab Lawrence with his Bowie hunter]].
28th Jan '17 4:17:23 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* On the "UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt vs. LawrenceOfArabia" episode of ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'', [[spoiler:Teddy wraps Lawrence's keffiyeh around the wrist of his weapon hand, allowing Teddy to stab Lawrence with his Bowie hunter]].

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* On the "UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt vs. LawrenceOfArabia" Main/LawrenceOfArabia" episode of ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'', [[spoiler:Teddy wraps Lawrence's keffiyeh around the wrist of his weapon hand, allowing Teddy to stab Lawrence with his Bowie hunter]].
10th Jan '17 11:55:14 AM Hjortron18
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/DoctorStrange'', since the Cloak of Levitation is sentient: Strange wants to go one direction, his Cloak insists they should go another. Cue Cloak yanking on Strange's neck as if it were caught on something in midair.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/DoctorStrange'', ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'', since the Cloak of Levitation is sentient: Strange wants to go one direction, his Cloak insists they should go another. Cue Cloak yanking on Strange's neck as if it were caught on something in midair.
4th Jan '17 5:29:49 PM SilverSupernova
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' Darth Vader's gets caught in the toilet. In this case he was already stuck there since his arm got caught while trying to figure out how to remove his suit, so the cape simply made things worse.
4th Jan '17 5:24:11 PM SilverSupernova
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* In the Christmas episode of ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', while in the middle of a LetsYouAndHimFight moment with Moon Knight, Spidey thwarts Moon Knight's initial offense by grabbing his cape and throwing him against a wall, stating that this is the reason he never wears one himself.
2nd Jan '17 11:39:21 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Syrio Forel disables one guardsman by grabbing his cape in "The Pointy End".
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