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24th Aug '17 1:33:55 PM powerman228
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** In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Star-Lord relies on a Ravager uniform with built-in jet boots and a helmet that allows him to survive in the void of space.

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** In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Star-Lord relies on a Ravager uniform with built-in jet boots and a helmet that allows him to survive in the void of space. Downplayed at the end by the revelation that [[spoiler: he's [[HalfHumanHybrid half human, half something "ancient"]]]], and by the [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 second film]], this trope is pretty much completely averted when [[spoiler: Peter discovers that his other half is [[PhysicalGod Celestial]] and how to use his powers]].
13th Aug '17 6:30:26 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Kurosaki Ichigo from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' inverts this trope. How much of his bankai's BadAssLongcoat is still attached to his body is an indication of his remaining spiritual power.
** Played straight with Jackie, whose clothes are her Fullbring power.

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* Kurosaki ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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Ichigo from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' inverts this trope. trope: How much of his bankai's BadAssLongcoat is still attached to his body is an indication of his remaining spiritual power.
** Played straight with Jackie, whose clothes are Jackie: each Fullbringer needs a specific object to draw out his or her Fullbring power.powers, and in her specific case, she uses her boots.



* The ''Anime/CodeGeass'' manga spinoff ''[[Manga/CodeGeassNightmareOfNunnally Nightmare of Nunnally]]'' gave us Lelouch's alternate Geass: a supernatural PoweredArmor that let's him fight on par with ''[[HumongousMecha Knightmare Frames]]'', by basically channeling [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Master Asia]]. And it. Was. Awesome.

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* The ''Anime/CodeGeass'' manga spinoff ''[[Manga/CodeGeassNightmareOfNunnally Nightmare of Nunnally]]'' gave us has Lelouch's alternate Geass: a supernatural PoweredArmor that let's him fight on par with ''[[HumongousMecha Knightmare Frames]]'', by basically channeling [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Master Asia]]. And it. Was. Awesome.
8th Aug '17 10:43:04 AM DaveE
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* The first of ComicBook/CaptainBritain's many costume redesigns had his powers coming from the union-jack-based suit of his. After the powers were shifted to Brian Braddock directly, the suit became an AmplifierArtifact, allowing him to operate outside of the British Isles and Otherworld, as the interdimensional link between the two was the source of his powers.

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* The Vulture, The Prowler, The Jury, Regent, Stilt-Man, freaking Frog-Man... Spidey's had to fight a lot of these guys.
* The first of ComicBook/CaptainBritain's many costume redesigns had his powers coming from the union-jack-based suit of his. After the powers were shifted to Brian Braddock directly, the suit became an AmplifierArtifact, allowing him to operate outside of the British Isles and Otherworld, as the interdimensional link between the two was the source of his powers.
8th Aug '17 5:44:16 AM PandaXclone2
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* ComicBook/IronMan's original suit was simply intended to hold a deadly piece of iron shrapnel embedded in his heart lining with powerful magnets, thus allowing him to move without dying. By the end of the first issue, it became a OneManArmy machine. In some incarnations the suit has been shown to be a highly effective combatant even when its wearer is unconscious. He doesn't simply stay home and send the suit out on its own to fight evil for a couple of reasons. First, he's tried it; Tony's [[AIIsACrapShoot track record with [=AIs=] is really poor]]. While none of them have become world-threatening menaces like Ultron, they do all tend to go a bit squirrelly after a while.) Second, but quite possibly more important, he likes to fight; he's something of a crusader personality and adrenaline rush junky.
** Also, Iron Man has in later years has shown the ability to mentally control his armor from a distance. Including at least one case when he attacked a supervillain with '''all''' of his old suits of armor (of which there are several dozen), '''at the same time'''.

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* ComicBook/IronMan's original suit was simply intended to hold a deadly piece of iron shrapnel embedded in his heart lining with powerful magnets, thus allowing him to move without dying. By the end of the first issue, it became a OneManArmy machine. In some incarnations the suit has been shown to be a highly effective combatant even when its wearer is unconscious. He doesn't simply stay home and send the suit out on its own to fight evil for a couple of reasons. First, he's tried it; Tony's [[AIIsACrapShoot track record with [=AIs=] is really poor]]. While none of them have become world-threatening menaces like Ultron, they do all tend to go a bit squirrelly after a while.) Second, but quite possibly more important, he likes to fight; he's something of a crusader personality and adrenaline rush junky.
** Also, Iron Man has in later years has shown the ability to mentally control his armor from a distance. Including at least one case when he attacked a supervillain with '''all''' of his old suits of armor (of which there are several dozen), '''at the same time'''.
3rd Aug '17 8:44:17 PM CerotechOmega
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* In his ongoing quest for military might, Ammo Baron of the ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' series constantly seeks materials with which to refine his machinery or enhance his troops. When he started running low on crowdfunding money in ''Half-Genie Hero'', he pondered enabling his troops to fly, but given the choice between exploiting endangered magic silkworms and stealing magic carpets from a race to unravel and weave into flight-capable uniforms for himself and his army, he felt the latter was infinitely preferable to the former. Not that it stops Shantae from literally beating the pants off of him...
24th Jul '17 2:07:03 PM Rotide
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* In ''Fanfic/BatmanRevisited'' Batman's Batsuit is halfway between Powered Armor and this; it provides him with tremendous durability and enhanced strength, in a way that is designed to be barely noticeable.
15th Jul '17 2:04:53 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' had Gizmo Duck, who was regular Fenton Crackshell until he wore a suit invented by Gyro. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGcScNN5780 GIZ-MO-DUCK!]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' had Gizmo Duck, who was regular Fenton Crackshell until he wore a suit invented by Gyro. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGcScNN5780 GIZ-MO-DUCK!]]
12th Jul '17 6:02:53 PM comicwriter
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan,'' three {{Supervillain}}s derive powers from their costumes. The Vulture has {{flight}}-capable Suit, Shocker has a vibrating suit with gauntlets that shoot concussive blasts and the Rhino has [[NighInvulnerability titanium-resin]] armor that's [[ClingyCostume permanently fused to his skin]]. Then of course there's Spider-Man's [[NotOfThisEarth unearthly]] [[MySuitIsAlsoSuper black costume]], that increases his strength, jumping distance, balance and webbing integrity. [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong Gee, it's almost too good to be true]]!.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan,'' three {{Supervillain}}s derive powers from their costumes. The Vulture has {{flight}}-capable Suit, Shocker has a vibrating suit with gauntlets that shoot concussive blasts and the Rhino has [[NighInvulnerability titanium-resin]] armor that's [[ClingyCostume permanently fused to his skin]]. Then of course there's Spider-Man's [[NotOfThisEarth unearthly]] [[MySuitIsAlsoSuper black costume]], that increases his strength, jumping distance, balance and webbing integrity. [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong Gee, it's almost too good to be true]]!.true]]! The trope is even {{Lampshaded}} by Shocker in his first appearance.
-->'''Shocker''': I guess clothes ''do'' make the man.
10th May '17 12:50:04 PM darkemyst
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** In her own series ''Comicbook/StarsAndSTRIPE'' when Courtney was still going by Star-Spangled Kid instead of Stargirl the Cosmic Belt is explicitly the source of her abilities (she didn't have the staff yet), and Pat Dugan wears the PoweredArmor he made, the S.T.R.I.P.E. Armor.
6th May '17 11:53:33 AM Discar
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* ''WebComic/SchlockMercenary'' has fullerene-cloth powersuits that are literally indistinguishable from normal clothes, and are in fact the Toughs' normal outfits. With these, characters can {{fl|ight}}y, [[NighInvulnerability shrug off artillery fire]], and [[SuperStrength punch through walls]]...although most of the Toughs have "soldier boosts", genetic enhancements that push their physical abilities past whats normally possibly for their given species, so some of them [[SuperSoldier can punch through walls anyway]].

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* ''WebComic/SchlockMercenary'' has fullerene-cloth powersuits that are literally indistinguishable from normal clothes, and are in fact the Toughs' normal outfits. With these, characters can {{fl|ight}}y, [[NighInvulnerability shrug off artillery fire]], and [[SuperStrength punch through walls]]...although most of the Toughs have "soldier boosts", genetic enhancements [[{{Nanomachines nano-tech enhancements]] that push their physical abilities past whats normally possibly for their given species, so some of them [[SuperSoldier can punch through walls anyway]].
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