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4th Dec '17 11:38:50 AM Drakos25
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Darth Vader's face is fully masked and if he's not the most powerful villain in the universe, he's amongst the scariest. He may have been more powerful before he needed a life support mask, but we don't recommend telling him if you appreciate being able to breathe.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Darth Vader's face is fully masked and if he's not the most powerful villain in the universe, he's amongst the scariest. He may have been more powerful before he needed a life support mask, but we don't recommend telling him if you appreciate being able to breathe.
28th Nov '17 5:03:56 PM cybertoy0
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* Every member of Planet ''[[Manga/{{Kinnikuman}} Kinniku]]'' has to wear a full-face wrestling mask with a mohawk-fin on top from birth. If their faces are ever seen, they have to commit suicide. The masks are pretty damn [[ExpressiveMask lifelike]].

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* ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'':
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Every member of Planet ''[[Manga/{{Kinnikuman}} Kinniku]]'' Kinniku has to wear a full-face wrestling mask with a mohawk-fin on top from birth. If their faces are ever seen, they have to commit suicide. The masks are pretty damn [[ExpressiveMask lifelike]].lifelike]].
** After he suffered brain damage due to being stabbed in the head by Warsman, Ramenman was taken to a hidden valley were the trees breathed a healing mist that allowed him to regain control of his body. In order to leave the valley and rejoin the Choujin's battles, Ramenman had a mask carved from the bark of the trees, which he used as the basis of his [[CharlieBrownFromOuttaTown Mongolman identity.]]
** During the Dream Tag Arc, Perfect Choujin Neptuneman's Neptuneman has a few unique properties. First, if it is struck, the blows recharge Neptuneman Magnet Power, and second, the mask can't be forced off!
2nd Nov '17 4:01:53 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Larva from ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu''.

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* Larva from ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu''.''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'' always wears a mask. In the OAV it was forced on him as a part of his punishment for losing to Miyu, and he couldn't take it off no matter what. In the TV series, he can take it off at will.



** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'', [[TheHeroine Celica]] is aided by a mysterious knight who has a quite nice mask. He wears it for three reasons: to deliberately cultivate a "cool" persona, to hide his identity from anyone, and ''specially'' [[spoiler: because he is Celica's lost half-brother Conrad, and has been forbidden to tell her who he is. He ends up taking it off anyway, though.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Saizo hides his face behind a black and blue mask.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'', [[TheHeroine Princess Celica]] is aided by a mysterious knight who has a quite nice mask. He wears it for three reasons: to deliberately cultivate a "cool" persona, to hide his identity from anyone, and ''specially'' ''especially'' [[spoiler: because he is Celica's lost half-brother Prince Conrad, and has been forbidden to tell her who he is. He ends up taking it off anyway, though.]]


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* In ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow'', Toru often shows up wearing a very cool-looking black mask [[spoiler: to hide his identity as Makoto's [[StrongFamilyResemblance very similar-looking]] [[CainAndAbel brother and opponent]].]]
29th Sep '17 12:33:53 AM ShiftkeyK
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* In ''Manga/TodaysCerberus,'' one of Cerberus' personalities, Roze, wears a muzzle that has a sharp teeth decal.

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* In ''Manga/TodaysCerberus,'' one of Cerberus' personalities, Roze, wears a muzzle that has a sharp teeth decal. It only appears when she's the one in control of Cerberus' body in part as an act of atonement for biting out a piece of Chiaki's soul when he was younger because she was frightened.



* Roze of ''Manga/TodaysCerberus'' wears a muzzle over her face that only appears when she's the one in control of Cerberus' body in part as an act of atonement for biting out a piece of Chiaki's soul when he was younger because she was frightened.
27th Sep '17 2:02:07 PM ANTMuddle
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* The ''Series/QueenOfSwords'' made hers from a lace shawl worn bu her mother.
24th Sep '17 10:39:40 AM nombretomado
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* Optimus Prime's Mouthplate in ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}''. In ''BeastWars,'' the toy had it, making him look like his mouthless G1 counterpart, but his CGI character model didn't. The showrunners dealt with the accuracy problem by making the mask his GameFace; when he activates his jets, the mask appears. Apparently it caught on, because very nearly every Optimus Prime since, including the live-action movies, has a normal face only for the mask to appear at times as a HarbingerOfAsskicking.

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* Optimus Prime's Mouthplate in ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}''. In ''BeastWars,'' ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars,'' the toy had it, making him look like his mouthless G1 counterpart, but his CGI character model didn't. The showrunners dealt with the accuracy problem by making the mask his GameFace; when he activates his jets, the mask appears. Apparently it caught on, because very nearly every Optimus Prime since, including the live-action movies, has a normal face only for the mask to appear at times as a HarbingerOfAsskicking.
6th Sep '17 1:45:57 AM PaulA
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** The High Priest Who Is Not To Be Described in ''Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath'' wears a mask.
** The horrible [[spoiler: [[TheWormThatWalks worm-monster-horrors masquerading as people]]]] in "The Festival" wear waxen masks.
** The entity [[spoiler: masquerading as Henry Akeley]] in ''The Whisperer in Darkness'' is a [[EpilepticTrees powerful being and may even be]] [[spoiler: [[EldritchAbomination Nyarlathotep manifest]]]].
*** Apparently the way its way of speech was described gave away it was just an ordinary Mi-Go. [[spoiler:With prosthetic hands, mask, blanket and the place being pitch-ass dark,]] it could pass for a [[spoiler:sick old]] man, though.
*** Prosthetic hands and mask that are more or less confirmed to be [[spoiler:made from the actual body parts.]]

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** The High Priest Who Is Not To Be Described in ''Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath'' ''Literature/TheDreamQuestOfUnknownKadath'' wears a mask.
** The horrible [[spoiler: [[TheWormThatWalks [[spoiler:[[TheWormThatWalks worm-monster-horrors masquerading as people]]]] in "The Festival" wear waxen masks.
** The entity [[spoiler: masquerading as Henry Akeley]] in ''The Whisperer in Darkness'' is a [[EpilepticTrees powerful being and may even be]] [[spoiler: [[EldritchAbomination Nyarlathotep manifest]]]].
*** Apparently the way its way of speech was described gave away it was just an ordinary Mi-Go. [[spoiler:With prosthetic hands, mask, blanket and the place being pitch-ass dark,]] it could pass for a [[spoiler:sick old]] man, though.
*** Prosthetic hands and mask that are more or less confirmed to be [[spoiler:made from the actual body parts.]]
masks.
31st Aug '17 10:16:02 AM BeerBaron
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]'', Vaermina, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[YourWorstNightmare Nightmares]], gets one. Indeed, her emblem consists of her mask, and [[SnakesAreEvil a snake]].
30th Aug '17 12:18:59 PM DocWildNole
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* One of the few positively-received moments in ''Film/TheLoneRanger'': the Ranger's mask is cut from his dead brother's leather vest, with the eyeholes formed by the bullet holes that killed him.



* In ''Film/TheLoneRanger'', the Ranger's mask is cut from his dead brother's leather vest, with the eyeholes formed by the bullet holes that killed him.
30th Aug '17 12:15:21 PM DocWildNole
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* Franchise/SpiderMan.
* Bah! Doom's mask is the greatest of all time!
* Madame Masque wears a mask of solid gold.

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* Franchise/SpiderMan.
* Bah! Doom's
For Franchise/TheDCU and the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, it would be easier to list the heroes that ''don't'' have a cool mask is or [[TheCowl cowl]], but the greatest of all time!
* Madame Masque wears a
second Batgirl took this to the logical extreme; her mask was skin-tight, designed to cover her entire skull, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Knightalone.jpg really about the last thing you'd want to meet in a dark alley]]. (Let's not even get into the pointy ears.) On the other hand, it's exactly the kind of solid gold.thing you'd want to see in certain nightclubs.



* Most (if not all) superheroes, but the second Batgirl took this to the logical extreme; her mask was skin-tight, designed to cover her entire skull, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Knightalone.jpg really about the last thing you'd want to meet in a dark alley]]. (Let's not even get into the pointy ears.) On the other hand, it's exactly the kind of thing you'd want to see in certain nightclubs.



* Every film version of ''Radio/TheLoneRanger''. See comment beside ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}''. "Who was that masked man?"

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* Every film version of ''Radio/TheLoneRanger''. See comment beside ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}''. "Who was that masked man?"



* In possibly a luchador tradition, nearly all masked wrestlers have a secondary goal of keeping their masks on. If unmasked, they will immediately try to flee the ring or cover their faces with their hands. Thus, being unmasked generally robs a masked wrestler of their ability.

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* In possibly a tradition borrowed from luchador tradition, , nearly all masked wrestlers have a secondary goal of keeping their masks on. If unmasked, they will immediately try to flee the ring or cover their faces with their hands. Thus, being unmasked generally robs a masked wrestler of their ability.



** The real life tragedy of [[Wrestling/OwenHart The Blue Blazer]] seems to have, among other things, ended use of the traditional mask by non-luchadores.

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** The real life tragedy of [[Wrestling/OwenHart The Blue Blazer]] seems to have, among other things, ended use of the traditional mask by non-luchadores.non-luchadores, at least in WWE.



* The mask is also closely related to the CharlieBrownFromOuttaTown angles, where a banished/disgraced wrestler returns with a not-very-disguising mask under a different name to try to "clear" the banned wrestler (ie himself)'s name. Longtime fans still debate the ''least'' effective masked identity ever: [[Wrestling/DustyRhodes The Midnight Rider]] or [[Wrestling/AndreTheGiant Giant Machine]]. [[Wrestling/HulkHogan Mr. America]] wasn't highly regarded either.

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* The mask is also closely related to the CharlieBrownFromOuttaTown angles, where a banished/disgraced wrestler returns with a not-very-disguising mask under a different name to try to "clear" the banned wrestler (ie himself)'s name. Longtime fans still debate the ''least'' effective masked identity ever: [[Wrestling/DustyRhodes The Midnight Rider]] or [[Wrestling/AndreTheGiant Giant Machine]]. [[Wrestling/HulkHogan Mr. America]] wasn't highly regarded particularly mysterious either.
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