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25th Sep '17 12:23:52 PM lillolillo
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* In ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' fanfic ''Fanfic/AForceOfFour'', one of the three villains grasps [[Franchise/WonderWoman Fury]]'s cape to prevent her from helping Power Girl during a battle.
-->"No!" cried Fury, trying to hurl herself at him. But Kizo grabbed her cape and then her arm to hold her back.
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19th Sep '17 4:35:28 PM jccw227
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* In the final battle in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'', as Superman is fighting his clone, at one point he grabs his clone by the cape and swings him around.
15th Sep '17 7:11:25 PM luiz4200
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* ''ComicStrip/USAcres'': [[https://garfield.com/usacres/1989/02/06 Power Pig's cape is stuck at the phone booth's door]].
-->'''Power Pig:''' This looks like a job for... (phone booth falls on him) the paramedics.
23rd Jul '17 2:14:46 PM Tuckerscreator
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* The page image is from a time when ComicBook/CaptainAmerica briefly operated as the superhero Nomad, adopting a cape while experimenting with a new identity due to his disillusionment with the American government.

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* The page image is from a time when ComicBook/CaptainAmerica briefly operated as the superhero Nomad, adopting a cape while experimenting with a new identity due to his disillusionment with the American government. After tripping on it, he immediately tears it off.
16th Jun '17 12:15:18 PM MarcusSLazarus
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** In Batman Beyond, a flashback by Dick Grayson has him note that one reason Bruce wore the cape was that it made it harder for his enemies to actually target ''him'' in fights, due to it concealing most of his body.



* The page image is from a time when ComicBook/CaptainAmerica briefly operated as the superhero Nomad.

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* The page image is from a time when ComicBook/CaptainAmerica briefly operated as the superhero Nomad.Nomad, adopting a cape while experimenting with a new identity due to his disillusionment with the American government.
3rd Jun '17 6:02:30 PM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'': Captain Underpants tries to fly out of the school window... only for the window to close on his cape, leaving him dangling. After a few struggles, the hem of the cape rips, and Captain Underpants falls to the ground.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'': Captain Underpants tries to fly out of the school window... only for the window to close on his cape, leaving him dangling. After a few struggles, the hem of the cape rips, and Captain Underpants falls to the ground.
3rd Jun '17 5:56:09 PM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'': Captain Underpants tries to fly out of a school window... only for the window to close on his cape, leaving him dangling. After a few struggles, the hem of the cape rips, and Captain Underpants falls to the ground.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'': Captain Underpants tries to fly out of a the school window... only for the window to close on his cape, leaving him dangling. After a few struggles, the hem of the cape rips, and Captain Underpants falls to the ground.
3rd Jun '17 3:54:29 PM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpants'': Captain Underpants tries to fly out of a school window... only for the window to close on his cape, leaving him dangling. After a few struggles, the hem of the cape rips, and Captain Underpants thuds to the ground.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpants'': ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'': Captain Underpants tries to fly out of a school window... only for the window to close on his cape, leaving him dangling. After a few struggles, the hem of the cape rips, and Captain Underpants thuds falls to the ground.
3rd Jun '17 3:51:28 PM ngh93
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*''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpants'': Captain Underpants tries to fly out of a school window... only for the window to close on his cape, leaving him dangling. After a few struggles, the hem of the cape rips, and Captain Underpants thuds to the ground.
25th May '17 1:53:03 PM StFan
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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''

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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':



* 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}}'':
''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}'':
** 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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