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19th Sep '17 5:22:50 AM Doug86
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* In an issue of ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' where four of the heroes are [[CowboyEpisode are transported back to the old West]], ComicBook/TheFlash is first seen in a saloon wearing a duster and a Stetson over his distinctive scarlet costume.

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* In an issue of ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' where four of the heroes are [[CowboyEpisode are transported back to the old West]], ComicBook/TheFlash Franchise/TheFlash is first seen in a saloon wearing a duster and a Stetson over his distinctive scarlet costume.
17th Sep '17 12:59:05 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* The Spy avatar of ''VideoGame/TownOfSalem'' fits the description down to a T: black trenchcoat, a fedora, and a pair of SinisterShades.
30th Aug '17 6:21:09 AM CosmicFerret
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* In an issue of ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' where four of the heroes are [[CowboyEpisode are transported back to the old West]], TheFlash is first seen in a saloon wearing a duster and a Stetson over his distinctive scarlet costume.

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* In an issue of ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' where four of the heroes are [[CowboyEpisode are transported back to the old West]], TheFlash ComicBook/TheFlash is first seen in a saloon wearing a duster and a Stetson over his distinctive scarlet costume.
20th Aug '17 7:28:13 PM Kadorhal
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* Veronica from ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' wears a thick, hooded cloak to hide her affiliation with [[spoiler: The Brotherhood of Steel]]. It works well too, until you actually ''meet'' some of her family and realize she's just wearing a nondescript version of the scientists clothing.
* In Fallout 2 Goris wears a large brown cloak to disguise the fact that he is an enormous lizard monster.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'':
** In ''VideoGame/Fallout2'', Goris wears a large brown cloak (claiming to hide a deformity when questioned) to disguise the fact that he is a deathclaw.
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Veronica from ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' wears a thick, hooded cloak to hide her affiliation with [[spoiler: The Brotherhood of Steel]]. It works well too, until you actually ''meet'' some of her family and realize she's just wearing a nondescript version of the scientists clothing. \n* In Fallout 2 Goris wears a large brown cloak to disguise the fact that he is an enormous lizard monster.



* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'''s J.C. Denton wears a blue trenchcoat everywhere, as does his brother Paul. Villain Walton Simmons wears a black one. Of course, this makes some sense for missions where he's walking the streets, as many civilian {{NPC}}s are wearing them as well (they seem to have made a bit of a comeback in 2052), but you'd think he'd choose something less conspicuous when infiltrating an enemy base. Lampshaded by Agent Navarre.

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* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'''s J.C. Denton wears a blue trenchcoat everywhere, as does his brother Paul. Villain Walton Simmons wears a black one. Of course, this makes some sense for missions where he's walking the streets, as many civilian {{NPC}}s are wearing them as well (they seem to have made a bit of a comeback in 2052), but you'd think he'd choose something less conspicuous when infiltrating an enemy base. Lampshaded by Agent Navarre.Navarre early on.
-->'''Navarre:''' I do not expect you to perform as well as Agent Hermann, but the mission will require us to do more than frighten the NSF with our baggy coats that make us look bigger than we really are.



->'''Navarre:''' "The mission will require us to do more than frighten the NSF with our baggy coats that make us look bigger than we really are."



* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Burger_King_Ad.jpg This Ad]] for Burger King.

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* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Burger_King_Ad.jpg This Ad]] The page image is an actual ad for Burger King.King, depicting Ronald [=McDonald=] in the trope's garb at the rival restaurant.



** Ironically, secret police in Hungary and other Eastern Bloc countries would wear the hat, trenchcoat and shades so that civilians would ''know'' them for what they were.

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** Ironically, secret police in Hungary and other Eastern Bloc countries would ''would'' wear the hat, trenchcoat and shades - so that civilians anyone they were tracking would ''know'' them for what [[ParanoiaFuel know they were. were being watched]].
5th Aug '17 2:12:45 AM BattleMaster
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* In Fallout 2 Goris wears a large brown cloak to disguise the fact that he is a giant iguana mutant thing.

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* In Fallout 2 Goris wears a large brown cloak to disguise the fact that he is a giant iguana mutant thing.an enormous lizard monster.
19th Jul '17 2:34:23 PM Kartoonkid95
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* In an episode of ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'', Josh is constantly getting mistaken for a wanted criminal and attacked by people. In one scene, he tries to don a heavy trenchcoat to sneak past a crowd, but everyone sees right through his disguise.


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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In "Screwed the Pooch", Brian goes on the run from Peter and Carter when he allegedly impregnates the latter's prized greyhound, with Lois getting caught in the middle of the feud. In one scene, she goes to the park in a trenchcoat disguise to meet with Brian in secret.
** In "Prick Up Your Ears", Lois gets in hot water when she teaches sex education at the high school and is banned from the premises. As Peter tries to think of how he can get her inside to crash an abstinence lecture, the scene cuts to what looks like [[TotemPoleTrench Peter sitting on top of Lois while wearing a long trenchcoat]]. It turns out [[BaitAndSwitch they're still hiding in the bushes]], and Peter suggests they sneak behind the tall man.
1st Jul '17 8:14:46 PM AndyLA
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** When catching a V.I.L.E. agent, they'll be wearing these in the cutscenes.
28th Jun '17 12:22:19 PM john_e
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* The Spy in ''VideoGame/ChipsChallenge'', who steals all your tools if you run into him, wears sunglasses with a blue fedora and trenchcoat.

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* The Spy in ''VideoGame/ChipsChallenge'', who steals all your tools if you run into him, wears sunglasses with a blue fedora and trenchcoat. The same icon is used for the Microsoft 'Spy' utility, with the costume changing colour with the version.
27th Jun '17 5:11:59 PM nombretomado
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TheOtherWiki also explored this trope in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trench_coats_in_popular_culture its own page]].

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TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki also explored this trope in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trench_coats_in_popular_culture its own page]].
9th Jun '17 10:35:40 PM nombretomado
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* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/WatchDogs'', wears a brown leather longcoat that actually looks more {{Hipster}}-ish than retro per se, and is also justified by the action taking place in TheWindyCity in the autumn. It's still kind of easily recognisable for a VigilanteMan who's got the cops ''and'' the Mob gunning for him, though.

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* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/WatchDogs'', wears a brown leather longcoat that actually looks more {{Hipster}}-ish than retro per se, and is also justified by the action taking place in TheWindyCity UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} in the autumn. It's still kind of easily recognisable for a VigilanteMan who's got the cops ''and'' the Mob gunning for him, though.
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