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29th Oct '16 9:41:55 AM Morgenthaler
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Some characters -- often of the {{Badass}} variety -- have a mysterious way of controlling even the very fabric of their clothing. They can [[ShapeShifting turn their cape]] (generally a single piece of cloth) into a pair of [[WingedHumanoid fully functional wings]] (generally ''not'' a single piece of cloth), and then back again without any damage.

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Some characters -- often of the {{Badass}} badass variety -- have a mysterious way of controlling even the very fabric of their clothing. They can [[ShapeShifting turn their cape]] (generally a single piece of cloth) into a pair of [[WingedHumanoid fully functional wings]] (generally ''not'' a single piece of cloth), and then back again without any damage.
23rd Oct '16 11:13:38 AM Dravencour
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Femto (a.k.a. [[spoiler:Griffith]]) looks a lot like a blood-red demonic version of Batman, with his evil-looking hawk-hood and his dark and menacing batlike CapeWings.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Femto (a.k.a. [[spoiler:Griffith]]) looks a lot like a blood-red black demonic version of Batman, with his evil-looking hawk-hood and his dark and menacing batlike CapeWings.
6th Jun '16 3:43:02 PM anza_sb
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* A one-shot villain from ''Manga/TheLawOfUeki'' had the power to turn his cape into feathery wings, and could also use the feathers as projectiles.

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* A one-shot villain from ''Manga/TheLawOfUeki'' had has the power to turn his cape into feathery wings, and could can also [[FeatherFlechettes use the feathers as projectiles.projectiles]].
6th May '16 2:16:39 AM icyicy00
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* [[PhantomThief Kaitou KID]] of ''Manga/MagicKaito'' (''[[Manga/DetectiveConan and the other series]]'') has his white cape which transforms into a hang-glider; also his iconic escape method from heists.
5th Apr '16 1:28:49 PM Willbyr
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* They serve no practical purpose (he can't fly with them), but [[CodeGeass Lelouch]] was probably attempting to invoke this motif with his [[MyHeroZero Zero disguise]], given that [[http://www.pureanimegallery.com/d/4415-1/ZERO-code-geass.jpg it appears to be a cape-like cloak when settled around his shoulders]], [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7umfh31Hb1rcqu9ao1_500.gif but the cape is revealed to be split into two "wings" when he]] [[LargeHam dramatically throws it/them back]], recalling this trope's imagery.

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* They serve no practical purpose (he can't fly with them), but [[CodeGeass [[Anime/CodeGeass Lelouch]] was probably attempting to invoke this motif with his [[MyHeroZero Zero disguise]], given that [[http://www.pureanimegallery.com/d/4415-1/ZERO-code-geass.jpg it appears to be a cape-like cloak when settled around his shoulders]], [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7umfh31Hb1rcqu9ao1_500.gif but the cape is revealed to be split into two "wings" when he]] [[LargeHam dramatically throws it/them back]], recalling this trope's imagery.
28th Jan '16 3:57:55 PM nombretomado
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** In ''VideoGame{{Super Smash Bros}} Brawl'''s ''VideoGame/TheSubspaceEmissary'' mode, he gets shot with a laser in the wing, which starts to burn off that wing. He lands and transforms it into a cape, which stops the burning and heals the damage somehow.

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** In ''VideoGame{{Super Smash Bros}} Brawl'''s ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'''s ''VideoGame/TheSubspaceEmissary'' mode, he gets shot with a laser in the wing, which starts to burn off that wing. He lands and transforms it into a cape, which stops the burning and heals the damage somehow.
27th Jan '16 9:08:07 PM Piando
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* Linda Danvers/Matrix version of {{Supergirl}}. She becomes an earth-born angel, and her cape can turn into [[HotWings flaming wings]].

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* Linda Danvers/Matrix version of {{Supergirl}}.ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}. She becomes an earth-born angel, and her cape can turn into [[HotWings flaming wings]].



* Meta Knight in the ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' games and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' (as seen in the picture above) but not in the [[Anime/KirbyOfTheStars anime]], where he only had wings in the pilot.
** {{Averted}} in ''Return to Dream Land''. In the opening cutscene, Meta Knight removes his cape, revealing a small pair of wings ''under'' it.
** In ''SuperSmashBrosBrawl'''s Subspace Emissary mode, he gets shot with a laser in the wing, which starts to burn off that wing. He lands and transforms it into a cape, which stops the burning and heals the damage somehow.

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* Meta Knight in the ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' games and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' (as seen in the picture above) but not in the [[Anime/KirbyOfTheStars anime]], where he only had wings in the pilot.
** {{Averted}} {{Averted|Trope}} in ''Return to Dream Land''. In the opening cutscene, Meta Knight removes his cape, revealing a small pair of wings ''under'' it.
** In ''SuperSmashBrosBrawl'''s Subspace Emissary ''VideoGame{{Super Smash Bros}} Brawl'''s ''VideoGame/TheSubspaceEmissary'' mode, he gets shot with a laser in the wing, which starts to burn off that wing. He lands and transforms it into a cape, which stops the burning and heals the damage somehow.
14th Jun '15 1:38:26 PM Lightice
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* As Literature/{{Discworld}} vampires [[OurVampiresAreDifferent follow mostly cinematic tradition]], some of them (particularly Arthur Winkins, the Count Notfaroutoe and a full time vegetable merchant), need the cape to transform into a bat.

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* As Literature/{{Discworld}} vampires [[OurVampiresAreDifferent follow mostly cinematic tradition]], some of them (particularly Arthur Winkins, the Count Notfaroutoe and a full time vegetable merchant), need the cape to transform into a bat.
** ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' features an interesting variant with Mr. Gryle, a Banshee who appears at first glance to be wearing a leather cape or overcoat, but those are actually his wings neatly folded around him.
4th Jan '15 6:32:09 AM MissConception
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** {{Averted}} in ''Return to Dreamland''. In the opening cutscene, Meta Knight removes his cape, revealing a small pair of wings ''under'' it.

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** {{Averted}} in ''Return to Dreamland''.Dream Land''. In the opening cutscene, Meta Knight removes his cape, revealing a small pair of wings ''under'' it.



** This varies from game to game. In ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'', he throws his cape away to the side, and he does it in the remake, but in the cutscenes, and his own game, his cape is established as wings, even if they don't appear in normal gameplay (outside of the cart-riding sprite)

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** This varies from game to game. In ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'', he throws his cape away to the side, and he does it in the remake, but in the cutscenes, cutscenes and his own game, game in ''Ultra'', his cape is established as wings, even if they don't appear in normal gameplay (outside of the cart-riding sprite)
16th Oct '14 1:33:04 PM Medinoc
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* Ariel from ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' explicitly does it with magic for a one-time stunt. HilarityEnsues when said stunt gets derailed by Liriel.

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* Ariel from ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' explicitly does it with magic (her shapeshifting powers allowing AppendageAssimilation) for a one-time stunt. HilarityEnsues when said stunt gets derailed by Liriel.
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