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24th Apr '17 11:33:50 AM rafi
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has some cool helmets, such as [[PoisonousPerson Purple Haze's]] in Part 5, and D&G's in Part 6 (which [[ActionGirl Jolyne]] thinks makes him look like a knight).
* The Berserker Armor from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' has a cool helmet in the shape of a hellhound that only appears when Guts is in an uncontrollable fury ... Basically, see Guts' face; you may be ok. See the Helmet; you are going to die.
** For that matter, ''every single armor-wearing {{mook}}''. The common rabble occasionally has a funny bug-eyed one, but the themed armies have stuff that comes out of a medieval cartographer's nightmare (whales, rams...). And then there are the Apostles...

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has some cool helmets, such as [[PoisonousPerson Purple Haze's]] in Part 5, and D&G's in Part 6 (which [[ActionGirl Jolyne]] thinks makes him look like a knight).
* The Berserker Armor from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' has a cool helmet in the shape of a hellhound that only appears when Guts is in an uncontrollable fury ... Basically, see Guts' face; you may be ok. See the Helmet; you are going to die.
** For that matter, ''every single armor-wearing {{mook}}''. The common rabble occasionally has a funny bug-eyed one, but the themed armies have stuff that comes out of a medieval cartographer's nightmare (whales, rams...). And then there are the Apostles...
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* Char Aznable from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' and many of {{Char Clone}}s (such as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Zechs Marquise]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Carozzo "Iron Mask" Ronah]]) wear these. And, for that matter, almost all noteworthy Gundams have that iconic "V crest, vulcan head cannons, and protruding mouthpieces."
** Whoever designed Zeon's uniforms was a great believer in this, as a CoolHelmet is their ''standard headgear'', even for ''spaceship officers''. In fact, [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100724161246/gundam/images/5/5c/1279758955815.gif Char's iconic helmet]] is a repainted version of Zeon's standard issue helmet for officers [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100321015345/gundam/images/thumb/7/70/Dren.jpg/300px-Dren.jpg here worn by Char's second in command Dren]], and extremely similar to the [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121028073915/gundam/images/2/2a/Zeon_Officers.jpg standard issue helmet]], and [[http://anime.geocities.jp/grysk171/selgagundamfirstkyciliazabi1.jpg Kycilia]] is usually seen a modified officer helmet. Contrast with the Federation's use of a CommissarCap for their officers and modern military helmets for their soldiers.
* Viral's Enki in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' had a full-circle crest. So did Gurren Lagann itself... the same crest in fact, albeit now resembling asymmetrical horns. (They tore it off Viral's Gunmen).

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* Char Aznable The Berserker Armor from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' and many ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' has a cool helmet in the shape of {{Char Clone}}s (such as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Zechs Marquise]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Carozzo "Iron Mask" Ronah]]) wear these. And, for a hellhound that only appears when Guts is in an uncontrollable fury ... Basically, see Guts' face; you may be ok. See the Helmet; you are going to die.
** For
that matter, almost all noteworthy Gundams ''every single armor-wearing {{mook}}''. The common rabble occasionally has a funny bug-eyed one, but the themed armies have stuff that iconic "V crest, vulcan head cannons, and protruding mouthpieces."
** Whoever designed Zeon's uniforms was a great believer in this, as a CoolHelmet is their ''standard headgear'', even for ''spaceship officers''. In fact, [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100724161246/gundam/images/5/5c/1279758955815.gif Char's iconic helmet]] is a repainted version of Zeon's standard issue helmet for officers [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100321015345/gundam/images/thumb/7/70/Dren.jpg/300px-Dren.jpg here worn by Char's second in command Dren]], and extremely similar to the [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121028073915/gundam/images/2/2a/Zeon_Officers.jpg standard issue helmet]], and [[http://anime.geocities.jp/grysk171/selgagundamfirstkyciliazabi1.jpg Kycilia]] is usually seen a modified officer helmet. Contrast with the Federation's use
comes out of a CommissarCap for their officers and modern military helmets for their soldiers.
* Viral's Enki in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' had a full-circle crest. So did Gurren Lagann itself...
medieval cartographer's nightmare (whales, rams...). And then there are the same crest in fact, albeit now resembling asymmetrical horns. (They tore it off Viral's Gunmen).Apostles...



* Anime/SpeedRacer has a cool racing helmet.

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* Anime/SpeedRacer As befitting of a post-apocalyptic conqueror, Raoh of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' has an awesome-looking horned helmet. Because Raoh is one of the biggest badasses of the series, a cool racing helmet.good sign that a given fighter is a force to be reckoned with is if they manage to break said helm while fighting him.



* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'':
** Almost all noteworthy Gundams have that iconic "V crest, vulcan head cannons, and protruding mouthpieces."
** Char Aznable from the first and original series, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', and many of {{Char Clone}}s (such as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Zechs Marquise]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Carozzo "Iron Mask" Ronah]]) wear these.
*** Whoever designed Zeon's uniforms was a great believer in this, as a CoolHelmet is their ''standard headgear'', even for ''spaceship officers''. In fact, [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100724161246/gundam/images/5/5c/1279758955815.gif Char's iconic helmet]] is a repainted version of Zeon's standard issue helmet for officers [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100321015345/gundam/images/thumb/7/70/Dren.jpg/300px-Dren.jpg here worn by Char's second in command Dren]], and extremely similar to the [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121028073915/gundam/images/2/2a/Zeon_Officers.jpg standard issue helmet]], and [[http://anime.geocities.jp/grysk171/selgagundamfirstkyciliazabi1.jpg Kycilia]] is usually seen a modified officer helmet. Contrast with the Federation's use of a CommissarCap for their officers and modern military helmets for their soldiers.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has some cool helmets, such as [[PoisonousPerson Purple Haze's]] in Part 5, and D&G's in Part 6 (which [[ActionGirl Jolyne]] thinks makes him look like a knight).



* As befitting of a post-apocalyptic conqueror, Raoh of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' has an awesome-looking horned helmet. Because Raoh is one of the biggest badasses of the series, a good sign that a given fighter is a force to be reckoned with is if they manage to break said helm while fighting him.

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* As befitting of a post-apocalyptic conqueror, Raoh of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' Anime/SpeedRacer has an awesome-looking horned helmet. Because Raoh is one of a cool racing helmet.
* Viral's Enki in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' had a full-circle crest. So did Gurren Lagann itself...
the biggest badasses of the series, a good sign that a given fighter is a force to be reckoned with is if they manage to break said helm while fighting him.same crest in fact, albeit now resembling asymmetrical horns. (They tore it off Viral's Gunmen).



24th Apr '17 11:16:15 AM gb00393
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** Brienne wears an antlered helm in "Garden of Bones" when she accompanies Renly to his parley with Stannis.
10th Apr '17 12:09:41 PM nombretomado
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* [[SeanConnery King Agamemnon]] in ''Film/TimeBandits'' sports an ''awesome'' Mycenaean helmet.

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* [[SeanConnery [[Creator/SeanConnery King Agamemnon]] in ''Film/TimeBandits'' sports an ''awesome'' Mycenaean helmet.
4th Apr '17 9:45:42 AM AthenaBlue
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has several iconic helmets, including Darth Vader's and Boba Fett's. (Heck, even the Mooks in this franchise have Cool Helmets.)
* Darth Vader's is spoofed in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' with the character Dark Helmet, who sports a helmet the size of his torso. His voice is deep and booming with his visor down, but when he flips it up he reveals that he's a [[NerdInEvilsHelmet nerdy, bespectacled Rick Moranis]].
* The iconic camo helmet from ''Film/FullMetalJacket'' might qualify. With "Born to Kill" and a peace sign on it, and bullets in the strap.
* In various fantastic forms SpikesOfVillainy crest the helmets of UsefulNotes/TheTeutonicKnights in Creator/SergeiEisenstein's ''Film/AlexanderNevsky''.



* [[SeanConnery King Agamemnon]] in ''Film/TimeBandits'' sports an ''awesome'' Mycenaean helmet.
* ''Film/TheRocketeer'' has a very distinctive helmet.

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* [[SeanConnery King Agamemnon]] In various fantastic forms SpikesOfVillainy crest the helmets of UsefulNotes/TheTeutonicKnights in ''Film/TimeBandits'' sports an ''awesome'' Mycenaean helmet.
Creator/SergeiEisenstein's ''Film/AlexanderNevsky''.
* ''Film/TheRocketeer'' The iconic camo helmet from ''Film/FullMetalJacket'' might qualify. With "Born to Kill" and a peace sign on it, and bullets in the strap.
* Cobra Commander
has a very distinctive helmet.one in ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''. More so in ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'', where he dons his classic mask from the cartoon.
* The Kurgan's improvised helmet in ''Film/{{Highlander}}'', made from an animal skull of some kind, with the skin still on.



* The Kurgan's improvised helmet in ''Film/{{Highlander}}'', made from an animal skull of some kind, with the skin still on.



* ''Film/TopGun'' featured the various pilots having custom artwork on their helmets, which of course also helped the audience easily which helmeted-and-masked character they were looking at.
* Cobra Commander has one in ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''. More so in ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'', where he dons his classic mask from the cartoon.



* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** Magneto's helmet, which at times is even [[SpikesOfVillainy horny]]. Technology wired into it [[NoSell prevents telepathic intrusion]], making Magneto difficult to control or impossible to find via Cerebro.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Unlike the previous models of the Cerebro helmet, the inner wiring of TheEighties version [[http://cdn2-www.comingsoon.net/assets/uploads/gallery/bts-x-men-apocalypse/xmna28.jpg lights up when activated.]]



* ''Film/TheRocketeer'' has a very distinctive helmet.
* Darth Vader's is spoofed in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' with the character Dark Helmet, who sports a helmet the size of his torso. His voice is deep and booming with his visor down, but when he flips it up he reveals that he's a [[NerdInEvilsHelmet nerdy, bespectacled Rick Moranis]].
* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has several iconic helmets, including Darth Vader's and Boba Fett's. (Heck, even the ''{{mooks}}'' in this franchise have Cool Helmets.)
* [[SeanConnery King Agamemnon]] in ''Film/TimeBandits'' sports an ''awesome'' Mycenaean helmet.
* ''Film/TopGun'' featured the various pilots having custom artwork on their helmets, which of course also helped the audience easily which helmeted-and-masked character they were looking at.



* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** Magneto's helmet, which at times is even [[SpikesOfVillainy horny]]. Technology wired into it [[NoSell prevents telepathic intrusion]], making Magneto difficult to control or impossible to find via Cerebro.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Unlike the previous models of the Cerebro helmet, the inner wiring of TheEighties version [[http://cdn2-www.comingsoon.net/assets/uploads/gallery/bts-x-men-apocalypse/xmna28.jpg lights up when activated.]]



* ''Literature/TheElricSaga'': In battle, the emperor of Melniboné wears "a black helm, with a dragon's head craning over the peak, and dragon's wings flaring backward above it, and a dragon's tail curling down the back". But because he's also a sorcerer, some of the [[ComicBookAdaptation comic artists]] gave him a silly [[RobeAndWizardHat pointy hat]] instead.



* Pilots in the ''Literature/XWingSeries'', and indeed in the rest of the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, have relatively plain helmets -- still, they can paint them. Wedge Antilles has a particular pattern on his which comes up in ''Starfighters of Adumar''.



* In Creator/JRRTolkien's legendarium there are many cool helmets. Turin had the Dragon-Helm of Dor-Lomin, which had a crest in the shape of a dragon, Tuor has the winged helm left by Turgon in Vinyamar, and the kings of Gondor have the helm Isildur wore during the Last Alliance.
* ''Literature/TheElricSaga'': In battle, the emperor of Melniboné wears "a black helm, with a dragon's head craning over the peak, and dragon's wings flaring backward above it, and a dragon's tail curling down the back". But because he's also a sorcerer, some of the [[ComicBookAdaptation comic artists]] gave him a silly [[RobeAndWizardHat pointy hat]] instead.


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* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** Pilots in the ''Literature/XWingSeries'' have relatively plain helmets -- still, they can paint them. Wedge Antilles has a particular pattern on his which comes up in ''Starfighters of Adumar''.
* In Creator/JRRTolkien's [[Franchise/TolkeinsLegendarium legendarium]] there are many cool helmets. Turin had the Dragon-Helm of Dor-Lomin, which had a crest in the shape of a dragon, Tuor has the winged helm left by Turgon in Vinyamar, and the kings of Gondor have the helm Isildur wore during the Last Alliance.
26th Mar '17 9:09:52 AM nombretomado
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* {{Nodwick}}'s helmet is actually rather plain, but it has sentimental value to him (it was given to him by his mother).

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* {{Nodwick}}'s {{ComicStrip/Nodwick}}'s helmet is actually rather plain, but it has sentimental value to him (it was given to him by his mother).
25th Mar '17 1:18:11 PM MagBas
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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' is a non-stop parade of both cool and uncool helmets, from the winged helm of the title character to the rather silly-looking one of his sidekick Obelix. Also overlaps with PlanetOfHats, since different European tribes uses distinct helms: menacing [[UnfortunateImplications WWI-like]] [[SpikesOfDOom pointed-tipped with horns]] for the Goths, severe and beautiful hoplite Mycenae helms for the Greeks, flamboyantly-horned for the Iberians, the [[BoringButPractical standard]] Roman [[RedshirtArmy legionary]] helmets, their [[BlingOfWar elaborated and crested counterparts]] for centurions, spectacular and lavishly decorated for gladiators and [[HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic no helm at all]] for [[ProudWarriorRace the Corsicans]].

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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' is a non-stop parade of both cool and uncool helmets, from the winged helm of the title character to the rather silly-looking one of his sidekick Obelix. Also overlaps with PlanetOfHats, since different European tribes uses distinct helms: menacing [[UnfortunateImplications WWI-like]] WWI-like [[SpikesOfDOom pointed-tipped with horns]] for the Goths, severe and beautiful hoplite Mycenae helms for the Greeks, flamboyantly-horned for the Iberians, the [[BoringButPractical standard]] Roman [[RedshirtArmy legionary]] helmets, their [[BlingOfWar elaborated and crested counterparts]] for centurions, spectacular and lavishly decorated for gladiators and [[HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic no helm at all]] for [[ProudWarriorRace the Corsicans]].
26th Feb '17 9:52:59 PM Zxczxczbfgman
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*** Then again, [[ArmorIsUseless neither did most helmets of the era]].
20th Feb '17 10:47:50 PM Anddrix
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* Acroyear, Bug, Karza, and Arcturus from ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}.'' Although Arcturus eventually stopped wearing his.

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* Acroyear, Bug, Karza, and Arcturus from ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}.''ComicBook/{{Micronauts}}.'' Although Arcturus eventually stopped wearing his.
18th Feb '17 6:53:49 PM Scorntex
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* ComicBook/DoctorFate

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* ComicBook/DoctorFateComicBook/DoctorFate has the Helm of Nabu, the source of his powers. However, after 2011 (based on the ''Smallville'' version) it stops being as cool, coming with the little problem that prolonged use causes the bearer to go insane.



* Star Lord. We dare you to name a cooler-looking Helmet.

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* [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Star Lord.Lord]], given to him by the Kree in 2007 as part of a new costume. We dare you to name a cooler-looking Helmet.
17th Feb '17 5:42:16 AM Bruxist
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* The Japanese kabuto started out ornate, then during the general piece of the Edo period [[UpToEleven grew more so.]] At no point did it stop being cool. A nice example would be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Noae_Kanetugu_Yoroi.jpg Kanetsugu Naoe's helm]], decorated with the metal Kanji for ''love''.

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* The Japanese kabuto started out ornate, then during the general piece of the Edo period [[UpToEleven grew more so.]] At no point did it stop being cool. A nice example would be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Noae_Kanetugu_Yoroi.few figures of Japan's Sengoku era were noted for their awesome helmets - such as UsefulNotes/DateMasamune and his crescent moon adorned helm, UsefulNotes/HondaTadakatsu and his badass Stag horn helmet and Naoe Kanetsugu's helmet, which was '''[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/Noae_Kanetugu_Yoroi.jpg Kanetsugu Naoe's helm]], decorated with the metal Kanji for ''love''.''LOVE'']]!'''



* A few figures of Japan's Sengoku era were noted for their awesome helmets. Such as UsefulNotes/DateMasamune and his crescent moon adorned helm, UsefulNotes/HondaTadakatsu and his badass Stag horn helmet and Naoe Kanetsugu's [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/Noae_Kanetugu_Yoroi.jpg "Love"]] helmet.
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