History Main / CommissarCap

25th Aug '17 6:18:50 PM nombretomado
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* Played straight in Real Life in the 1990s with RussiansWithRustingRockets and Russian cops. Unlike RedsWithRockets, they had these as part of uniform, though they were abolished in TheNewTens, being replaced with smaller ones in the older Soviet style. Soviet officers did often have this kinds of caps as part of the dress uniform (hence the trope name), though Soviet caps were not quite as large as modern ones it actually started in TheEighties (duh!) as [[CustomUniform some sort of military chic]], and the style eventually got popular with the brass in TheNewRussia, thus entering the regulations.

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* Played straight in Real Life in the 1990s with RussiansWithRustingRockets and Russian cops. Unlike RedsWithRockets, they had these as part of uniform, though they were abolished in TheNewTens, being replaced with smaller ones in the older Soviet style. Soviet officers did often have this kinds of caps as part of the dress uniform (hence the trope name), though Soviet caps were not quite as large as modern ones it actually started in TheEighties (duh!) as [[CustomUniform some sort of military chic]], and the style eventually got popular with the brass in TheNewRussia, UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia, thus entering the regulations.
9th Aug '17 2:55:59 AM jormis29
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[-[[caption-width-right:300:Clockwise from top left: UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_over_Parador Alphonse Simms,]] [[Literature/GauntsGhosts Ibram Gaunt]], and [[Franchise/StreetFighter M. Bison]].]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:300:Clockwise from top left: UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_over_Parador [[Film/MoonOverParador Alphonse Simms,]] [[Literature/GauntsGhosts Ibram Gaunt]], and [[Franchise/StreetFighter M. Bison]].]]-]



* One is part of the regalia of Paradorian President-For-Life Alphonse Simms in ''Moon Over Parador''. Richard Dreyfuss wears it with a jaunty tilt that makes it much less impressive.

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* One is part of the regalia of Paradorian President-For-Life Alphonse Simms in ''Moon Over Parador''.''Film/MoonOverParador''. Richard Dreyfuss wears it with a jaunty tilt that makes it much less impressive.
23rd Jul '17 9:57:29 AM madorosh
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* The original pilot for Star Trek alluded to this; in Captain Pike's cabin, sitting on top of the captain's television set, is a forage cap. It's never seen in use, and was never seen in the Original Series (aside from a glimpse in the two-parter that made use of footage from the pilot.)
23rd Jul '17 3:47:04 AM Trialman
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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has a CaptainErsatz version of M. Bison's hat.

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* One of the many hats in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has a CaptainErsatz version of is the Team Captain, which is [[CaptainErsatz nearly identical]] to M. Bison's hat. The in-game description even lampshades this with a [[MemeticMutation reference]] to the Street Fighter cartoon.
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* One 'mask' in ''VideoGame/Payday2'' is the General Overkill, a hat which happens to bear a great resemblance to M. Bison's hat.
18th May '17 7:54:40 AM Saber15
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* Members of the Terran Republic in ''[[Videogame/PlanetSide PlanetSide 2]]'' can purchase an enormous Commissar cap, complete with [[GogglesDoNothing goggles wrapped around the brim]]. It can be complimented by using the "Commissar" title unlocked at Battle Rank 76.

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* Members of the Terran Republic in ''[[Videogame/PlanetSide PlanetSide 2]]'' can purchase an enormous Commissar cap, complete with [[GogglesDoNothing goggles wrapped around the brim]]. It can be complimented by using the "Commissar" title unlocked at Battle Rank 76. Eventually a much more restrained peaked cap was made available, like those in use by today's armies.
13th May '17 6:05:11 PM nombretomado
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* The Battlecruiser's unit portrait in ''Franchise/StarCraft'', as well as Admiral [=DuGalle=] and Vice-Admiral Stukov of the fascistic United Earth Directorate.

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* The Battlecruiser's unit portrait in ''Franchise/StarCraft'', ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', as well as Admiral [=DuGalle=] and Vice-Admiral Stukov of the fascistic United Earth Directorate.
12th May '17 9:16:39 AM Caswin
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* M. Bison (played by Raul Julia) wears one in ''Film/StreetFighter''. To further stress the PuttingOnTheReich aspect, the metal Shadaloo symbol on the front looks rather eerily like a mix between the Nazi "Reichsadler" and the SS "Totenkopf" motif.

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* M. Bison (played by Raul Julia) wears one in ''Film/StreetFighter''.''Film/StreetFighter'', and turns out to have a private hat rack with several variations on it next to the paintings of himself and such. To further stress the PuttingOnTheReich aspect, the metal Shadaloo symbol on the front looks rather eerily like a mix between the Nazi "Reichsadler" and the SS "Totenkopf" motif.
3rd May '17 6:03:52 PM Fireblood
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A subtrope of both NiceHat and BlingOfWar. A large, high [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peaked_cap peaked cap]] similar to those worn by BananaRepublic [[GloriousLeader dictators]]. The trope namer is ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', with [[ThePoliticalOfficer Commissars]] wearing such caps,[[note]]This is itself a nod to the similarly totalitarian [[GloriousMotherRussia Soviet Union]], in which pretty much everyone, even ''primary school children'', was issued a peaked cap at some point, especially the political commissars[[/note]] This headgear surely makes the wearer look badass in an authoritarian sense of the word. Sometimes decorated with elaborate silver or gold designs on the visor and/or the front of the crown, nicknamed "scrambled eggs" by military folks; the stereotypical BananaRepublic leader's cap has so much of these that you can barely see the colour of the actual cap underneath.

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A subtrope of both NiceHat and BlingOfWar. A large, high [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peaked_cap peaked cap]] similar to those worn by BananaRepublic [[GloriousLeader dictators]]. The trope namer is ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', with [[ThePoliticalOfficer Commissars]] wearing such caps,[[note]]This caps.[[note]]This is itself a nod to the similarly totalitarian [[GloriousMotherRussia Soviet Union]], in which pretty much everyone, even ''primary school children'', was issued a peaked cap at some point, especially the political commissars[[/note]] commissars.[[/note]] This headgear surely makes the wearer look badass in an authoritarian sense of the word. Sometimes decorated with elaborate silver or gold designs on the visor and/or the front of the crown, nicknamed "scrambled eggs" by military folks; the stereotypical BananaRepublic leader's cap has so much of these that you can barely see the colour color of the actual cap underneath.
16th Apr '17 5:18:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/SatansHollow'': One of the main five demons, the Devil's Executioner, is a BigRedDevil with an SS peaked cap, perhaps implying that he is a former Nazi [[DemonOfHumanOrigin who later became a demon]].
13th Apr '17 2:26:32 AM Khathi
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* Played straight in Real Life in the 1990s with RussiansWithRustingRockets and Russian cops. Unlike RedsWithRockets, they have these as part of uniform. But the caps are going to be abolished soon, replaced with smaller ones in the older Soviet style. Soviet officers did often have this kinds of caps as part of the dress uniform (hence the trope name), though Soviet caps were not quite as large as modern ones.

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* Played straight in Real Life in the 1990s with RussiansWithRustingRockets and Russian cops. Unlike RedsWithRockets, they have had these as part of uniform. But the caps are going to be uniform, though they were abolished soon, in TheNewTens, being replaced with smaller ones in the older Soviet style. Soviet officers did often have this kinds of caps as part of the dress uniform (hence the trope name), though Soviet caps were not quite as large as modern ones.ones it actually started in TheEighties (duh!) as [[CustomUniform some sort of military chic]], and the style eventually got popular with the brass in TheNewRussia, thus entering the regulations.



** Modern huge peaked caps are disliked among the Russian military, derisively known as [[BananaRepublic "Pinochet caps"]]. They are also a case of SukhomlinovEffect, becoming larger and more fanciful as the Russian army weakened and grew underequipped and undertrained.
** As of recent years, Russian military funding has risen again, and coincidentally, they have adopted smaller caps lacking the double-headed eagle of the Russian federation and look similar to Soviet caps. The new Minister of Defence, Sergei Shoigu, brought his old EMERCOM hat, quite compact and soft, into Russian military fashion.

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** Modern The 90es huge peaked caps are were disliked among the Russian military, derisively known as [[BananaRepublic "Pinochet caps"]]. They are were also a case of SukhomlinovEffect, becoming larger and more fanciful as the Russian army weakened and grew underequipped and undertrained.
** As of recent years, Russian military funding has risen again, and coincidentally, they have adopted smaller caps lacking the double-headed eagle of the Russian federation and look similar to Soviet caps. The new Minister of Defence, Sergei Shoigu, brought his old EMERCOM hat, quite compact and soft, into Russian military fashion.
** Also note that as of TheNewTens peaked caps are actually only worn with a dress and semi-dress uniforms in Russia. In the field, or even in garrison, but in undress uniforms, everyone wear the patrol cap almost identical to the US version.
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