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28th Jan '16 4:03:17 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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Actually, Valkyria Chronicles mostly avoids overtly fanservicey designs for non-Valkyria characters.
* Many of the troopers of ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' wear these, both male and female.
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* Many of While the troopers of ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' wear these, both male and female.games mostly avert this trope, a few of the "armor" sets worn by the Valkyria play it quite straight. The first game also has a minor example with Rosie, who has a barely noticeable cutout in the front of her otherwise fairly conservative uniform that exposes her belly button.
20th Jan '16 7:22:12 PM Galacton
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Oftentimes the armor seems perfectly workable except for one area, like a female warrior whose boots, gauntlets, and chestplate protect everything except a swath of flesh between her lower ribs and her knees, which are guarded by nothing but a pair of lambskin panties. If played for laughs by TheLoonie, it's usually "justified" by a [[DistractedByTheSexy distraction bonus]]. Though, assigning blame to {{munchkin}}s works just as well.
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Oftentimes the armor seems perfectly workable except for one area, like a female warrior whose boots, gauntlets, and chestplate protect everything except a swath of flesh between her lower ribs and her knees, which are guarded by nothing but a pair of lambskin panties. If played for laughs by TheLoonie, it's usually "justified" by a [[DistractedByTheSexy distraction bonus]]. Though, assigning blame to {{munchkin}}s works just as well. bonus]].

Examples of this trope in real life occur only when the armor is purely ornamental, has some sort of ritualistic importance, or is simply not intended to completely protect the wearer. Gladiator armor, for example, was [[ArmorIsUseless designed for entertainment value]], not complete protection, and deliberately left large sections of the wearer's body exposed. (A big patch of cleavage over your heart is like a [[AttackItsWeakPoint beacon]] for every sniper or archer.)
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Examples of this trope in real life occur only when the armor is purely ornamental, has some sort of ritualistic importance, or is simply not intended to completely protect the wearer. Gladiator armor, for example, was [[ArmorIsUseless designed for entertainment value]], not complete protection, and deliberately left large sections of the wearer's body exposed. (A big patch of cleavage over your heart is like a [[AttackItsWeakPoint beacon]] for every sniper or archer.) exposed.
10th Jan '16 9:37:17 PM Darksilverhawk
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* ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' complains of henchman/woman fashions trending towards this in one of the ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' comics, even using the exact phrase "chainmail bikini".
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* ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'' complains of henchman/woman fashions trending towards this in one of the ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' comics, even using the exact phrase "chainmail bikini".
7th Jan '16 11:55:15 PM TheNerevarine
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* Any martians in ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'', whether they are male or female, will go into battle wearing only leather harnesses and ornaments and nothing else, as armor is unheard of in Barsoom.
6th Jan '16 12:30:14 PM TheBigBopper
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In that case the guy wasn't even pretending to wear armor. Not an example.
[[folder:Real Life]] * In 1806 British MP Humphrey Howarth got into a duel with the Earl of Barrymore, he [[FullFrontalAssault turned up naked]]. As an army surgeon he well knew that gunshot fatality’s were often due to the infection caused by dirty clothing being carried into the wound. It worked better than expected, his opponent refused to fight him and the matter deemed settled. [[/folder]]
5th Jan '16 5:37:42 PM Discar
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* TheForceAwakens: Despite the original film's titanium bikini being one of the ur-examples of this trope, it seems as though this will be averted in the new films. Captain Phasma (played by the illustrious Gwendoline Christie) appears to be wearing completely functional stormtrooper garb in the trailers. ** 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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* TheForceAwakens: ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': ** Despite the original film's titanium bikini being one of the ur-examples of this trope, it seems as though this will be is averted in the new films. Captain Phasma (played by the illustrious Gwendoline Christie) appears to be wearing wears completely functional stormtrooper garb armor. Made of silver metal rather than white plastic, in the trailers. fact. ** 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.woman. It doesn't have to look feminine."
22nd Dec '15 6:47:06 PM Mhazard
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FormFittingWardrobe is the SuperTrope for this. See ThongOfShielding, {{Stripperiffic}}, {{Fanservice}}, BareYourMidriff, CleavageWindow, NubileSavage. There is a WebComic [[http://shawntionary.com/chainmailbikini/?p=15 by the same name]], which naturally features one. Almost the exact opposite of TwentyFourHourArmor and BattleBallgown. Not much of a concern, protection-wise, if ArmorIsUseless.
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FormFittingWardrobe is the SuperTrope for this. See ThongOfShielding, {{Stripperiffic}}, {{Fanservice}}, BareYourMidriff, CleavageWindow, NubileSavage. There is a WebComic [[http://shawntionary.com/chainmailbikini/?p=15 by the same name]], which naturally features one. Almost the exact opposite of TwentyFourHourArmor and BattleBallgown. Not much of a concern, protection-wise, if ArmorIsUseless. ArmorIsUseless. For people who literally fights naked see FullFrontalAssault.
22nd Dec '15 6:45:48 PM Mhazard
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* In 1806 British MP Humphrey Howarth got into a duel with the Earl of Barrymore, he turned up naked. As an army surgeon he well knew that gunshot fatality’s were often due to the infection caused by dirty clothing being carried into the wound. It worked better than expected, his opponent refused to fight him and the matter deemed settled.
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* In 1806 British MP Humphrey Howarth got into a duel with the Earl of Barrymore, he [[FullFrontalAssault turned up naked.naked]]. As an army surgeon he well knew that gunshot fatality’s were often due to the infection caused by dirty clothing being carried into the wound. It worked better than expected, his opponent refused to fight him and the matter deemed settled.
17th Dec '15 11:17:18 AM erforce
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* The Angels in the second ''Film/CharliesAngels'' movie wear bullet proof vests similar to the Franchise/CSIVerse example below, but hey, it's a Charlies Angels movie. They are contractually unable to wear anything unsexy.
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* The Angels in the second ''Film/CharliesAngels'' movie ''Film/CharliesAngelsFullThrottle'' wear bullet proof vests similar to the Franchise/CSIVerse example below, but hey, it's a Charlies Angels ''Charlies Angels'' movie. They are contractually unable to wear anything unsexy.
9th Dec '15 9:01:29 AM bonesawisready
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Armor worn by characters in fantasy and sometimes other SpeculativeFiction or even historical settings is implausibly designed to bare and/or flatter their secondary sexual characteristics, often voiding its protective qualities. A big patch of cleavage over your heart is like a [[AttackItsWeakPoint beacon]] for every archer in the kingdom.
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Armor worn by characters in fantasy and sometimes other SpeculativeFiction or even historical settings is implausibly designed to bare and/or flatter their secondary sexual characteristics, often voiding its protective qualities. A big patch of cleavage over your heart is like a [[AttackItsWeakPoint beacon]] for every archer in the kingdom. What, are they supposed to be aerodynamic? No, they're supposed to make us drool.

Examples of this trope in real life occur only when the armor is purely ornamental, has some sort of ritualistic importance, or is simply not intended to completely protect the wearer. Gladiator armor, for example, was [[ArmorIsUseless designed for entertainment value]], not complete protection, and deliberately left large sections of the wearer's body exposed.
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Examples of this trope in real life occur only when the armor is purely ornamental, has some sort of ritualistic importance, or is simply not intended to completely protect the wearer. Gladiator armor, for example, was [[ArmorIsUseless designed for entertainment value]], not complete protection, and deliberately left large sections of the wearer's body exposed. exposed. (A big patch of cleavage over your heart is like a [[AttackItsWeakPoint beacon]] for every sniper or archer.)
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