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14th Apr '17 3:39:10 PM thecarolinabull01
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', Darth Vader's bodysuit is also a life support system.

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', Darth Vader's bodysuit is also a life support system.system, and he will die with out it. Vader actually has ''two'' of these, since bits of his Jedi tunic were burnt into his skin during the incident that caused him to require life support in the first place.
11th Apr '17 4:57:19 PM OblivionGrey
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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. While the gems are able to shapeshift into different outfits and forms and wear human clothing on top, their physical forms can only be changed when poofed, or in the case of fusions [[spoiler: like Garnet]], when they reform. Shapeshifting cannot last too long without hurting them.
16th Mar '17 4:15:31 AM StFan
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* As per the original lore, the Dullahan of ''Manga/DeadlineSummonner'' cannot remove her armour.

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* As per the original lore, the Dullahan of ''Manga/DeadlineSummonner'' cannot remove her armour.armor.



* {{Anime/Pokemon}}, in the season 1 episode ''Mystery at the Lighthouse'', Ash, Misty and Brock come across Bill, a Pokémon Watcher who is stuck inside a Kabuto suit (as opposed to having actually turned himself into a pokemon like in the game this season was based on) since he can't reach the button that opens the costume. Ash helps him out.

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* {{Anime/Pokemon}}, ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', in the season 1 episode ''Mystery at the Lighthouse'', Ash, Misty and Brock come across Bill, a Pokémon Watcher who is stuck inside a Kabuto suit (as opposed to having actually turned himself into a pokemon Pokémon like in the game this season was based on) since he can't reach the button that opens the costume. Ash helps him out.



* One alternate-universe version of ComicBook/CaptainBritain named [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix2/captaingranbretan.htm Captain Granbretan]] got his powers from a magical costume that allowed him to serve as a superhero for a while. The problem was, Captain Granbretan eventually wanted to ''stop'' being a superhero... and the costume, which turned out to be sentient organism, decided it [[AndIMustScream wasn't going to let him]].
* Josie Beller from Marvel's' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' [[ComicBook/TheTransformers G1 comic book series]] was almost completely paralyzed in a Decepticon attack. She built herself a full-body exosuit that restored her mobility and gave her super powers, then called herself [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Circuit_Breaker Circuit Breaker]] and started a vendetta against all Transformers.
** Which didn't keep it from being [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:Circuitbreaker.jpg tin-foil covered TnA]].

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* One alternate-universe version of ComicBook/CaptainBritain named [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix2/captaingranbretan.htm Captain Granbretan]] got his powers from a magical costume that allowed him to serve as a superhero for a while. The problem was, is, Captain Granbretan eventually wanted wants to ''stop'' being a superhero... and the costume, which turned turns out to be sentient organism, decided decides it [[AndIMustScream wasn't isn't going to let him]].
* Josie Beller from Marvel's' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' [[ComicBook/TheTransformers G1 comic book series]] was almost completely paralyzed in a Decepticon attack. She built herself a full-body exosuit that restored her mobility and gave her super powers, then called herself [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Circuit_Breaker Circuit Breaker]] and started a vendetta against all Transformers.
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Transformers. Which didn't keep it from being [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:Circuitbreaker.jpg tin-foil covered TnA]].



* Like Steeljack, above, the ComicBook/PostCrisis ComicBook/CaptainAtom has (alien) metal permanently bonded to his flesh - in his case, by a nuclear explosion. Unlike Steeljack, he's able to assume human form.
** Bombshell and Major Force are also bonded with samples of the metal.
* One of the older comics variants is Vance Astro of the ''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' (an alternate future self of Marvel Boy or whatever he's calling himself this week). As an astronaut in an experimental sublight journey to Alpha Centauri, he was put inside a copper-lined uniform for the loooooong journey. If it is ever pierced in any way, he will [[RapidAging suddenly age a thousand years]].

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* Like Steeljack, above, the ComicBook/PostCrisis ComicBook/CaptainAtom has (alien) metal permanently bonded to his flesh - -- in his case, by a nuclear explosion. Unlike Steeljack, he's able to assume human form.
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form. Bombshell and Major Force are also bonded with samples of the metal.
* One of the older comics variants is Vance Astro of the ''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' (an alternate future self of Marvel Boy or whatever he's calling himself this week). As an astronaut in an experimental sublight journey to Alpha Centauri, he was put inside a copper-lined uniform for the loooooong journey. If it is ever pierced in any way, he will [[RapidAging suddenly age a thousand years]].



* ''WonderWoman'' #80 has the protagonist fall asleep one day (near a pond, no less) then wake up to find herself trapped in a mask that's rigged to explode.

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* ''WonderWoman'' ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' #80 has the protagonist fall asleep one day (near a pond, no less) then wake up to find herself trapped in a mask that's rigged to explode.



* War Woman, the WonderWoman-esque protagonist of Chuck Austen's ''[[http://www.comicvine.com/worldwatch-exposing-myself/37-216704/ Worldwatch]], is permanently stuck in her large winged tiara.

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* War Woman, the WonderWoman-esque Franchise/WonderWoman-esque protagonist of Chuck Austen's ''[[http://www.comicvine.com/worldwatch-exposing-myself/37-216704/ Worldwatch]], is permanently stuck in her large winged tiara.



* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' originally seemed to be going this direction with Chase's fistigons, robotic gloves that shoot fire, but the idea was quickly scrapped, perhaps because the writers realized that Chase would have difficulty performing everyday tasks like holding a fork or getting dressed.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'':
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originally seemed to be going this direction with Chase's fistigons, robotic gloves that shoot fire, but the idea was quickly scrapped, perhaps because the writers realized that Chase would have difficulty performing everyday tasks like holding a fork or getting dressed.



* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fic ''His First Kill'', Harry tried on the titular victim's Death Eater mask out of curiosity and after accidentally biting his lip, it blood-bonded with him and he was unable to remove it.

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* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fic ''His First Kill'', Harry tried tries on the titular victim's Death Eater mask out of curiosity and after accidentally biting his lip, it blood-bonded blood-bonds with him and he was is unable to remove it.



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* Season 9 of ''Series/StargateSG1'' has those "Marriage Bracelets" that supposedly belonged to Nuit, but were actually very odd shackles that would kill the wearers if away from each other for a period of time, used to…"reprimand" Jaffa who "lose" an important prisoner.
* The Daleks of ''Series/DoctorWho'' live inside their battle armor, which doubles as life support and transportation. Outside the shell, they're soft, octopus-like things with exposed brains and feebly wriggling tentacles.

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* Season 9 of ''Series/StargateSG1'' has those "Marriage Bracelets" that supposedly belonged to Nuit, but were actually very odd shackles that would kill the wearers if away from each other for a period of time, used to…"reprimand" to... "reprimand" Jaffa who "lose" an important prisoner.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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The Daleks of ''Series/DoctorWho'' live inside their battle armor, which doubles as life support and transportation. Outside the shell, they're soft, octopus-like things with exposed brains and feebly wriggling tentacles.



* Occurs several times in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':

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* Occurs several times in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':



*** For Space Marines being encased within a Dreadnought, and to be able to continue to battlefield service, is considered the highest honor for one who is otherwise permanently incapacitated by injury. For [[EvilCounterpart Chaos Space Marines]], qualifications for being ensconced within a Dreadnought are similar, but it's seen as being a punishment for failure and personal defeat. They are forced to keep on living and fighting, though they can't [[AlwaysChaoticEvil enjoy the pleasure of battle and slaughter personally]] and have to do it through [[SenseLossSadness a numbed sensory apparatus]] from having to experience battle secondhand through the Dreadnought's sensors. This difference of perception very much comes from the two factions' [[SoldierVsWarrior different mindsets]] (and the fact that loyalist dreadnoughts are usually kept in hibernation between battles, so they don't experience the everyday problems of having weapons for arms).
** The orks, who only care about war, will often pay the local [[MadScientist Mekaniak]] (or "Mekboy") to have ''themselves'' sealed in a suit of [[PoweredArmor mega armour]]. If that's not far enough, they can also be sealed inside a Deff Dread, a crude mini mecha. They soon discover the main disadvantage to being sealed inside a can, which is... being sealed inside a can.

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*** ** For Space Marines being encased within a Dreadnought, and to be able to continue to battlefield service, is considered the highest honor for one who is otherwise permanently incapacitated by injury. For [[EvilCounterpart Chaos Space Marines]], qualifications for being ensconced within a Dreadnought are similar, but it's seen as being a punishment for failure and personal defeat. They are forced to keep on living and fighting, though they can't [[AlwaysChaoticEvil enjoy the pleasure of battle and slaughter personally]] and have to do it through [[SenseLossSadness a numbed sensory apparatus]] from having to experience battle secondhand through the Dreadnought's sensors. This difference of perception very much comes from the two factions' [[SoldierVsWarrior different mindsets]] (and the fact that loyalist dreadnoughts are usually kept in hibernation between battles, so they don't experience the everyday problems of having weapons for arms).
** The orks, who only care about war, will often pay the local [[MadScientist Mekaniak]] (or "Mekboy") to have ''themselves'' sealed in a suit of [[PoweredArmor mega armour]]. If that's not far enough, they can also be sealed inside a Deff Dread, a crude mini mecha.mini-mecha. They soon discover the main disadvantage to being sealed inside a can, which is... being sealed inside a can.



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* From ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Mr. Freeze suffered a FreakLabAccident that requires him to always keep his body at sub-zero temperatures. When outside of his special prison cell, he has to wear a costume that constantly keeps him cold.

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From ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Mr. Freeze suffered a FreakLabAccident that requires him to always keep his body at sub-zero temperatures. When outside of his special prison cell, he has to wear a costume that constantly keeps him cold.



** The Franchise/{{DCAU}} version of Captain Atom is living energy. His suit is the only thing that allows him to keep a coherent form, and if it is breached he explodes.

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** The Franchise/{{DCAU}} DCAU version of Captain Atom is living energy. His suit is the only thing that allows him to keep a coherent form, and if it is breached he explodes.



* [[WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle Super Chicken]] and sidekick Fred infiltrate the crooked Easter Bunny's lair disguised as giant Easter eggs. After they're subjected to a hot dye bath, Fred can't get his egg costume off, and remains in it into the fade out. Obviously played less seriously than most entries here.

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* [[WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle'': Super Chicken]] Chicken and sidekick Fred infiltrate the crooked Easter Bunny's lair disguised as giant Easter eggs. After they're subjected to a hot dye bath, Fred can't get his egg costume off, and remains in it into the fade out. Obviously played less seriously than most entries here.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "Hats Off To Smurfs," Vanity's new yellow hat becomes this after his face starts becoming disfigured from soaking it in water. Since the hat was made from magic fabric created by Gargamel, the Smurfs make a similar hat for the evil wizard to wear while soaked in water in order to force him to come up with the antidote.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "Hats Off To Smurfs," to Smurfs", Vanity's new yellow hat becomes this after his face starts becoming disfigured from soaking it in water. Since the hat was made from magic fabric created by Gargamel, the Smurfs make a similar hat for the evil wizard to wear while soaked in water in order to force him to come up with the antidote.



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25th Feb '17 4:22:09 AM eroock
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->"I! Can't! Take! This! Off!... Ever."

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23rd Feb '17 6:58:35 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "Hats Off To Smurfs," Vanity's new yellow hat becomes this after his face starts becoming disfigured from soaking it in water. Since the hat was made from magic fabric created by Gargamel, the Smurfs make a similar hat for the evil wizard in order to force him to come up with the antidote.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "Hats Off To Smurfs," Vanity's new yellow hat becomes this after his face starts becoming disfigured from soaking it in water. Since the hat was made from magic fabric created by Gargamel, the Smurfs make a similar hat for the evil wizard to wear while soaked in water in order to force him to come up with the antidote.
26th Jan '17 9:24:26 AM Wyldchyld
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For long-running series, finding a way to remove the costume may constitute a StoryArc, and actually doing so can provide an excuse to update a character's appearance. For some characters, this is a convenient source of {{Angst}}. Some works may address problems with (or make jokes about) [[BottomlessBladder waste]] [[NobodyPoops disposal]] or other [[NoPeriodsPeriod biological]] [[CantHaveSexEver needs]]. This is also FetishFuel for some people, especially those with a [[CantHaveSexEver forced chastity fetish]].

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For long-running series, finding a way to remove the costume may constitute a StoryArc, and actually doing so can provide an excuse to update a character's appearance. For some characters, this is a convenient source of {{Angst}}. Some works may address problems with (or make jokes about) [[BottomlessBladder waste]] [[NobodyPoops disposal]] or other [[NoPeriodsPeriod biological]] [[CantHaveSexEver needs]]. This is also FetishFuel a fetish for some people, especially those with a [[CantHaveSexEver forced chastity fetish]].
8th Jan '17 1:50:31 PM nombretomado
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** The UltimateMarvel Comicbook/IronMan has a genetic problem that requires him to constantly wear biotech armor all over his body.

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** The UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Comicbook/IronMan has a genetic problem that requires him to constantly wear biotech armor all over his body.
8th Jan '17 10:52:40 AM nombretomado
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* In ''StarWarsLegacy'', Darth Krayt's armor was, in fact, Yuuzhan Vong symbiotes that could not be removed from his body. And they constantly threatened to take over his body. Hey, are Clingy Costumes a Sith fashion?

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* In ''StarWarsLegacy'', ''ComicBook/{{Legacy}}'', Darth Krayt's armor was, in fact, Yuuzhan Vong symbiotes that could not be removed from his body. And they constantly threatened to take over his body. Hey, are Clingy Costumes a Sith fashion?
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