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25th Jan '16 12:24:11 AM BattleMaster
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* Unusual for an RPG, in [[Franchise/{{.hack}} .Hack Sign]], characters do not learn new powers as they gain levels. Instead, their powers are granted by whatever armor and weapon they have equipped.
18th Jan '16 11:49:27 AM morenohijazo
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!!Examples * ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': Some of Mortadelo's disguises grant him abilities he doesn't have undisguised. For example, his ghost disguise allows him to phase through walls, he can [[WallCrawling climb buildings]] while disguised as a lizard, breathe underwater with a fish disguise or fly disguised as a bird. Also, his iceberg disguise allowed him to cheat a thermal detector.
15th Jan '16 1:58:29 PM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/{{Superlopez}}'': in ''Los Alienígenas'', Superlópez is powerless without his supersuit.
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* ''ComicBook/{{Superlopez}}'': This is how Superlópez's powers worked at the very beginning, when it was a weekly comic strip. Eventually this was rebooted, but still appeared in the storyline ''Los Alienígenas'', Superlópez is where he was powerless without his supersuit.
4th Jan '16 11:01:36 AM JoeMerl
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* This is the whole premise of ''Anime/KillLaKill:'' in this setting, clothes made with [[AppliedPhlebotinum Life Fibers]] make people stronger, and, in greater concentrations, give them superpowers. At the beginning of the series, the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Elite Four]] have the strongest outfits with 30% Life Fibers, while a 50% outfit drives someone into TheBerserker. The protagonist, [[TheHero Ryuko]], finds an [[AnimateInanimateObject animate]] outfit named [[EmbarrassingButEmpoweringOutfit Senketsu]] who's 100% Life Fibers, which she can wear because, unknown to her, [[spoiler:she [[HalfHumanHybrid has Life Fibers fused with her body]], meaning that she [[EmpoweredBadassNormal has superpowers even without it]]]]. The initial antagonist, [[TheRival Satsuki]], has a similar uniform, which she can survive through [[BadassNormal sheer force of will]].

* ''Anime/KillLaKill'' is ''Clothes Make The Superman: The Anime''. In the series, there are articles of clothing containing "Life Fibers" that empower the wearer. The protagonist and her rival both have special outfits made entirely out of Life Fibers. ** [[spoiler:Unusually, it turns out that the main character is [[EmpoweredBadassNormal already superpowerful]] even without her outfit. Although the reason for that is that she is [[HalfHumanHybrid partially made of clothing]] in the first place!]]
29th Dec '15 3:22:52 PM Narsil
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* In the [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Sumerian myth]] of Literature/InannasDescentToTheNetherworld, the goddess Inanna girds herself with clothes and powerful artifacts before her descent. She passes through seven infernal gates, and at each one, part of her clothing is taken from her. When she reaches the throne room, she is naked and therefore powerless, and she is carried off to be tormented. (So this trope is OlderThanDirt.)
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* In the [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Sumerian myth]] of Literature/InannasDescentToTheNetherworld, the goddess Inanna girds herself with clothes and powerful artifacts before her descent.descent, making herself powerful. She passes through seven infernal gates, and at each one, part of her clothing is taken from her. When she reaches the throne room, she is naked and therefore powerless, and she is carried off to be tormented. (So this trope is OlderThanDirt.)
29th Dec '15 3:19:39 PM Narsil
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The Descent of Inana makes this Older Than Dirt
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* In the [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Sumerian myth]] of Literature/InannasDescentToTheNetherworld, the goddess Inanna girds herself with clothes and powerful artifacts before her descent. She passes through seven infernal gates, and at each one, part of her clothing is taken from her. When she reaches the throne room, she is naked and therefore powerless, and she is carried off to be tormented. (So this trope is OlderThanDirt.)
10th Dec '15 8:26:50 AM SgtFrog1
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** In ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' the only thing "intrinsic" to characters is how many hit points and mana points they have, so you can start a new character and immediately make him Death, Destroyer of Worlds by giving him your old character's gear.
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** In ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' the only thing "intrinsic" to characters is how many hit points and mana points they have, so you can start a new character and immediately make him Death, Destroyer of Worlds by giving him your old character's gear.gear (and maybe some Heart Crystals and Mana Stars to boost the aforementioned hit points and mana).
2nd Dec '15 9:45:39 AM Masterweaver
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* Downplayed in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''. Almost every player character does have wearable tech that gives them special abilities, it's just that the tech tends to be very unobtrusive or coupled with their weaponry.
29th Oct '15 8:21:51 PM merotoker
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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''
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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}''

** A ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' series ends up revealing the truth about the symbiotes: [[spoiler:they were created to essentially be super suit to help turn people into the perfect hero. Something went wrong, turning them into what they are now. Venom's current host, Flash Thompson, ended up returning it back to its homeworld, cured it of its problems and, in gratitude, permanently chose Flash as a host.]] ** One of the spinoffs for ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'s Secret ComicBook/SecretWars'' ultimately revealed why the symbiote went nuts: [[spoiler:Deadpool was the first one it latched on to, but he quickly tossed it off, not realizing it went nuts after it read its mind.]]
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** A ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' series ends up revealing the truth about the symbiotes: [[spoiler:they were created to essentially be super suit to help turn people into the perfect hero. Something went wrong, turning them into what they are now. Venom's current host, Flash Thompson, ended up returning it back to its homeworld, cured it of its problems and, in gratitude, permanently chose Flash as a host.]] host]]. ** One of the spinoffs for ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'s Secret ComicBook/SecretWars'' ultimately revealed why the symbiote went nuts: [[spoiler:Deadpool was the first one it latched on to, but he quickly tossed it off, not realizing it went nuts after it read its mind.]]mind]].

* BlackPanther already has a host of other abilities, but from the Creator/{{Christopher Priest|Comics}} run onward, he's worn a special vibranium-laced costume that deflects bullets and allows him to walk up walls. He also occasionally busts out a suit of PoweredArmor for serious threats.
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* BlackPanther ComicBook/BlackPanther already has a host of other abilities, but from the Creator/{{Christopher Priest|Comics}} run onward, he's worn a special vibranium-laced costume that deflects bullets and allows him to walk up walls. He also occasionally busts out a suit of PoweredArmor for serious threats.

* ''Franchise/PowerRangers.'' However, later seasons have given Rangers non-suit-related powers as well (one {{Stock Super Power|s}} each, quickly becoming ForgottenPhlebotinum) or made Ranger powers simply enhance the FunctionalMagic or KiAttacks they're already learning.
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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers.'' However, later seasons have given Rangers non-suit-related powers as well (one {{Stock Super Power|s}} each, quickly becoming ForgottenPhlebotinum) or made Ranger powers simply enhance the FunctionalMagic or KiAttacks [[KiManipulation Ki Attacks]] they're already learning.

* In the Creator/NipponIchi game ''VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero'', for their battle as a BonusBoss, [[spoiler:Asagi]] wears [[spoiler:a Prinny suit that lets her do the same things as the Prinny hero, including [[MadeOfExplodium explode]], and shoot [[MookMaker little mini-Prinny bombs that walk along the ground]]. Unfortunately, when she's beaten, [[FailsafeFailure the suit self-destructs with her still in it, fumbling for the zipper]].]]
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* In the Creator/NipponIchi game ''VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero'', for their battle as a BonusBoss, [[spoiler:Asagi]] wears [[spoiler:a Prinny suit that lets her do the same things as the Prinny hero, including [[MadeOfExplodium explode]], and shoot [[MookMaker little mini-Prinny bombs that walk along the ground]]. Unfortunately, when she's beaten, [[FailsafeFailure the suit self-destructs with her still in it, fumbling for the zipper]].]]zipper]]]].

* Franchise/DeadSpace: Its fair to say that Isaac Clarke wouldn't have survived without his seal sealing, armored RIG suit. It also comes with the ability to slow enemies and telekinesis.
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* Franchise/DeadSpace: ''Franchise/DeadSpace'': Its fair to say that Isaac Clarke wouldn't have survived without his seal sealing, armored RIG suit. It also comes with the ability to slow enemies and telekinesis.

* As mentioned by the quotation at top of the article, ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' mocks the average superhero's ridiculous attire, and claims this trope is the {{justifi|edTrope}}cation for donning said ridiculous attire.
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* As mentioned by the quotation at top of the article, ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' mocks the average superhero's ridiculous attire, and claims this trope is the {{justifi|edTrope}}cation for donning said ridiculous attire.

* One skit from ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' has a subversion of this: Franchise/{{Batman}} is driving by and noticing "Clark Kent" acting really strange. At first he thinks it's the effect of red kryptonite, but then goes and asks Franchise/WonderWoman, TheFlash, and Superman where they dispose of their civilian clothes when they run off to fight crime. Superman doesn't really care for the question and answers that he's saving lives, so what does he care? We then see a bunch of homeless bums walking around in Clark Kent's outfits, all acting crazier than usual. Superman takes advantage of this by letting one of them take over his job at the Daily Planet while he relaxes on a beach.
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* One skit from ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' has a subversion of this: Franchise/{{Batman}} is driving by and noticing "Clark Kent" acting really strange. At first he thinks it's the effect of red kryptonite, but then goes and asks Franchise/WonderWoman, TheFlash, Franchise/TheFlash, and Superman where they dispose of their civilian clothes when they run off to fight crime. Superman doesn't really care for the question and answers that he's saving lives, so what does he care? We then see a bunch of homeless bums walking around in Clark Kent's outfits, all acting crazier than usual. Superman takes advantage of this by letting one of them take over his job at the Daily Planet while he relaxes on a beach.

* In ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'', Chicken makes Cow ditch her old blanket only to find out that it was her Super Cow cape and without it she can't save the day, which prompts The Red Guy to start abusing Flem and Earl to see if this true. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that Chicken finds the cape and uses it to turn into "Wonder Wattle", but finds out he has no powers and the [[MagicFeather cape isn't the source of Cow's powers]]. [[spoiler: Then Cow points out that Chicken put the cape backwards. [[DoubleSubverted Chicken gets the powers]] when she fixes it.]]
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* In ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'', Chicken makes Cow ditch her old blanket only to find out that it was her Super Cow cape and without it she can't save the day, which prompts The Red Guy to start abusing Flem and Earl to see if this true. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] {{Subverted|Trope}} in that Chicken finds the cape and uses it to turn into "Wonder Wattle", but finds out he has no powers and the [[MagicFeather cape isn't the source of Cow's powers]]. [[spoiler: Then Cow points out that Chicken put the cape backwards. [[DoubleSubverted [[DoubleSubversion Chicken gets the powers]] when she fixes it.]]

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5th Oct '15 6:11:36 AM StFan
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** In at least some iterations, Iron Man is also a BadassNormal thanks to a combination of hand-to-hand training from ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and the amount of exercise he does every time he climbs into one of his heavy suits of PoweredArmor and goes out for a spin, nevermind battling super-villains. In others, of course, Stark's helpless without his suit, such as in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.
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** In at least some iterations, Iron Man is also a BadassNormal thanks to a combination of hand-to-hand training from ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and the amount of exercise he does every time he climbs into one of his heavy suits of PoweredArmor and goes out for a spin, nevermind battling super-villains. In others, of course, Stark's helpless without his suit, such as in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.

** ''[[Film/IronMan1 Iron Man]]'', for the same reasons as in the comic. In [[Film/IronMan2 the sequel]], this extended to Whiplash (see the page pic) and Comicbook/WarMachine. ** ''Film/TheAvengers'' shows that Iron Man's armor can even go toe-to-toe with Film/{{Thor}} and his hammer. In fact, Mjolnir's lightning actually ''powers up'' the armor. However, the upshot of this was that Thor barely had a hair knocked out of place, and was more puzzled than actually hurt. Indeed, when he gets [[UseYourHead nutted]], he nuts back harder and actually ''dents'' Tony's helmet. [[spoiler: This power discrepancy was also shown in the Battle of New York in which Iron Man runs out of power, but Thor is still in practically the same shape he was when the fight begun, give or take the occasional stabbing.]]
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** ''[[Film/IronMan1 Iron Man]]'', ''Film/IronMan1'', for the same reasons as in the comic. comic. ** In [[Film/IronMan2 the sequel]], ''Film/IronMan2'', this extended to Whiplash (see the page pic) and Comicbook/WarMachine. ComicBook/WarMachine. ** ''Film/TheAvengers'' ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' shows that Iron Man's armor can even go toe-to-toe with Film/{{Thor}} and his hammer. In fact, Mjolnir's lightning actually ''powers up'' the armor. However, the upshot of this was that Thor barely had a hair knocked out of place, and was more puzzled than actually hurt. Indeed, when he gets [[UseYourHead nutted]], he nuts back harder and actually ''dents'' Tony's helmet. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This power discrepancy was also shown in the Battle of New York in which Iron Man runs out of power, but Thor is still in practically the same shape he was when the fight begun, give or take the occasional stabbing.]]

** She avoids this in ''Film/IronMan2'', ''Film/TheAvengers'', and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', but in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', Comicbook/BlackWidow wears a new suit that enhances each of her physical attacks with [[ShockAndAwe bursts of electricity]]. This is a bit of a subversion, as in the prior films, she still kicks a metric ton of ass [[BadassNormal without any powers]].
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** She avoids this in ''Film/IronMan2'', ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''Iron Man2'', ''The Avengers'', and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', ''Captain America: The Winter Soldier'', but in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', Comicbook/BlackWidow wears a new suit that enhances each of her physical attacks with [[ShockAndAwe bursts of electricity]]. This is a bit of a subversion, as in the prior films, she still kicks a metric ton of ass [[BadassNormal without any powers]].
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