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16th Dec '17 9:12:59 PM WaterBlap
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** 'Formal Wear' for females in EverQuest II consists of belly-baring, panty-showing, crotch-and-butt-caped dresses. The armor style forces bare feet on the models. In recent years, this style of outfit has been made into 'Gi' for female Bruisers or Monks (and sometimes Mages) with great stats (for the era) attached to them. The dresses would logically be a hindrance for a martial artist as it would tangle the legs.

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** 'Formal Wear' for females in EverQuest II ''VideoGame/EverQuestII'' consists of belly-baring, panty-showing, crotch-and-butt-caped dresses. The armor style forces bare feet on the models. In recent years, this style of outfit has been made into 'Gi' for female Bruisers or Monks (and sometimes Mages) with great stats (for the era) attached to them. The dresses would logically be a hindrance for a martial artist as it would tangle the legs.
8th Dec '17 11:38:55 AM Lemia
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* Creator/VoltageInc's ''Samurai Love Ballad Party'' has a rare male example: Maeda "Inuchiyo" Toshiie's [[https://78.media.tumblr.com/fe66c769fb24290a2bf84b068d4e8533/tumblr_ond3jeGv2V1qfnuymo1_1280.gif breast plate]] covers only the top half of his chest and [[BareYourMidriff leaves his midriff completely exposed]]. What makes this choice of armor even more bizarre is that all other characters in the game wear much more sensible armor.
23rd Nov '17 8:16:58 AM TheNerevarine
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** The ''Queen Sonja'' series tells a [[ContinuitySnarl different backstory than the above]], revealing that her bikini wasn't even intended to be armor either, it was a [[BeautifulSlaveGirl slave girl]] disguise given to Sonja by her [[TheLostLenore late boyfriend Kain]] which they used to infiltrate a temple and rescue their allies. He died in action and ever since she kept the outfit as a TragicKeepsake.
19th Nov '17 10:05:09 AM Calllack
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'''Please Note''' when adding examples that scale armor and plate armor should not be called "scale mail" or "plate mail"; This is a mistake introduced by 19th century scholars when they misused the term "mail"--which properly refers only to armor of interlocking iron rings--as a generic term for any kind of armor, leading them to make compound words like "plate mail". As a result, they had to make up the term "chain mail" to specify what is actually meant by the word "mail". The term "chain mail" is still used today even though it is technically redundant, but "plate mail" and the like are completely wrong. Sometimes incorrect terms make it into the work itself, as in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', so it's excusable to use them in that context.

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'''Please Note''' note''' when adding examples that scale armor and plate armor should not be called "scale mail" or "plate mail"; This is a mistake introduced by 19th century scholars when they misused the term "mail"--which properly refers only to armor of interlocking iron rings--as a generic term for any kind of armor, leading them to make compound words like "plate mail". As a result, they had to make up the term "chain mail" to specify what is actually meant by the word "mail". The term "chain mail" is still used today even though it is technically redundant, but "plate mail" and the like are completely wrong. Sometimes incorrect terms make it into the work itself, as in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', so it's excusable to use them in that context.
13th Nov '17 2:08:40 AM Belphegor
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** This trope is lampshaded by the creators. When a fan posted a complaint on facebook about the fact that Gwendoline Christie's wasn't wearing visibly "female armor", the creators of Star Wars responded saying "It's armor. On a woman. It doesn't have to look feminine."

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** This trope is lampshaded defied by the creators. When a fan posted a complaint on facebook about the fact that Gwendoline Christie's wasn't wearing visibly "female armor", the creators of Star Wars responded saying "It's armor. On a woman. It doesn't have to look feminine."
23rd Oct '17 8:03:19 AM xcountryguy
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* The ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'' transforms Masane completely, skimpy armor included. [[spoiler: And that's not including all the reproduction Witchblades...]] {{Justifi|edTrope}}able in that it's the Witchblade's power, not the armor itself, that protects her. She's taken tank rounds to her unarmored stomach and gotten right back up.

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* The ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'' transforms Masane completely, skimpy armor included. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And that's not including all the reproduction Witchblades...]] {{Justifi|edTrope}}able in that it's the Witchblade's power, not the armor itself, that protects her. She's taken tank rounds to her unarmored stomach and gotten right back up.



* ''VideoGame/WhiteKnightChronicles II'' includes [[spoiler: Kara]], who disguises herself as a man by wearing a suit of plate armor...which stops short at waist level to reveal a skintight fabric highlighting her curvy figure. [[FridgeLogic Huh?]]

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* ''VideoGame/WhiteKnightChronicles II'' includes [[spoiler: Kara]], [[spoiler:Kara]], who disguises herself as a man by wearing a suit of plate armor...armor... which stops short at waist level to reveal a skintight fabric highlighting her curvy figure. [[FridgeLogic Huh?]]



* While ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' does pretty well for a comic-book adaptation by having the vast majority of their female characters adequately protected, the BadAssNormal Artemis's main costume has an inexplicably bare midriff Sure, her stealth, arctic, motor-cycle riding and [[spoiler: Tigress]] costumes are all perfectly armoured and conceal all squishy bits, but her default one is basically a huge target for her belly. She is primarily a ranged fighter, but her chest also has a big green arrow on it that would also make a nice target, and her arms are also mostly uncovered.

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* While ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' does pretty well for a comic-book adaptation by having the vast majority of their female characters adequately protected, the BadAssNormal Artemis's main costume has an inexplicably bare midriff Sure, her stealth, arctic, motor-cycle riding and [[spoiler: Tigress]] [[spoiler:Tigress]] costumes are all perfectly armoured and conceal all squishy bits, but her default one is basically a huge target for her belly. She is primarily a ranged fighter, but her chest also has a big green arrow on it that would also make a nice target, and her arms are also mostly uncovered.
21st Oct '17 11:09:01 PM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/MaureenBirnbaumBarbarianSwordsperson: Of ''course'' Maureen simply ''has'' to wear a skimpy leather-and-gold bikini once she embarks on a career as a barbarian swordsperson. What ''else'' would you wear? Of course, it's a little embarrassing when she returns to present day Earth for one of her quick visits, but that's a small price to pay.
9th Oct '17 1:02:07 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', a shopkeeper [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0675.html explains to Durkon]] that women's armor consists of any attractive outfit with at least one piece of the material the armor is supposed to be made of.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', a ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''....
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shopkeeper [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0675.html explains to Durkon]] that women's armor consists of any attractive outfit with at least one piece of the material the armor is supposed to be made of.of.
**Haley once bought a set of this because she was being mistaken for a boy due to losing most of her hair in a previous battle and decided "some flaunting" was in order.



* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has [[BadassPrincess Zeetha]] - her usual outfit is midriff-bearing but practical, but when it's time to pick out armour she goes for [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20130130#.Vu7PYuKLTIU a bikini top and pants.]] According to the flashbacks, [[AmazonBrigade all the warriors]] in her country, including her mother the Queen, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20041101#.Vu7azOKLTIU wear a similar level of clothing,]] if not less.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has [[BadassPrincess Zeetha]] Zeetha - her usual outfit is midriff-bearing but practical, but when it's time to pick out armour she goes for [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20130130#.Vu7PYuKLTIU a bikini top and pants.]] According to the flashbacks, [[AmazonBrigade all the warriors]] in her country, including her mother the Queen, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20041101#.Vu7azOKLTIU wear a similar level of clothing,]] if not less.
4th Oct '17 2:59:03 PM SuperPancake
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* ''VideoGame/EverQuestII'': 'Formal Wear' for females in EverQuest II consists of belly-baring, panty-showing, crotch-and-butt-caped dresses. The armor style forces bare feet on the models. In recent years, this style of outfit has been made into 'Gi' for female Bruisers or Monks (and sometimes Mages) with great stats (for the era) attached to them. The dresses would logically be a hindrance for a martial artist as it would tangle the legs. Male Gi, and some Mage armor is often chest-baring with weird showing-nipple-only aesthetics. These go for all races, including the dragon-like Sarnak and Troll. Nothing says 'sexy and dangerous'like an 8-foot tall female Troll in a lacy garment. These outfits are frequently used in the roleplaying community in lieu of wearing armor everywhere.

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* ''VideoGame/EverQuestII'': 'Formal ''VideoGame/EverQuestII'':
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Wear' for females in EverQuest II consists of belly-baring, panty-showing, crotch-and-butt-caped dresses. The armor style forces bare feet on the models. In recent years, this style of outfit has been made into 'Gi' for female Bruisers or Monks (and sometimes Mages) with great stats (for the era) attached to them. The dresses would logically be a hindrance for a martial artist as it would tangle the legs. Male legs.
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**Queen Antonia Bayle [[https://imgur.com/DAuvMqr was part of this trope once,]] but she has since been given a [[https://imgur.com/lAoti73 full-length dress and some rather fetching sandals instead.]]
4th Oct '17 2:32:24 PM SuperPancake
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* ''VideoGame/EverQuestII'': 'Formal Wear' for females in EverQuest II consists of belly-baring, panty-showing, crotch-and-butt-caped dresses. The armor style forces bare feet on the models. In recent years, this style of outfit has been made into 'Gi' for female Bruisers or Monks (and sometimes Mages) with great stats (for the era) attached to them. The dresses would logically be a hindrance for a martial artist as it would tangle the legs. Male Gi, and some Mage armor is often chest-baring with weird showing-nipple-only aesthetics. These go for all races, including the dragon-like Sarnak and Troll. Nothing says 'sexy and dangerous' [[quoteright:343:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ffff.PNG]]
[[caption-width-right:343:like an 8-foot tall female Troll in a lacy garment.]] These outfits are frequently used in the roleplaying community in lieu of wearing armor everywhere.

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* ''VideoGame/EverQuestII'': 'Formal Wear' for females in EverQuest II consists of belly-baring, panty-showing, crotch-and-butt-caped dresses. The armor style forces bare feet on the models. In recent years, this style of outfit has been made into 'Gi' for female Bruisers or Monks (and sometimes Mages) with great stats (for the era) attached to them. The dresses would logically be a hindrance for a martial artist as it would tangle the legs. Male Gi, and some Mage armor is often chest-baring with weird showing-nipple-only aesthetics. These go for all races, including the dragon-like Sarnak and Troll. Nothing says 'sexy and dangerous' [[quoteright:343:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ffff.PNG]]
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