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5th Dec '16 12:37:43 PM Morgenthaler
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** It seems like having a shaded visor in ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' is one of the better ways to make your Navi an instant BadAss. Protoman and his [[FusionDance Cross Fusion form]]
* Liquid Ocelot wears these to [[BadAss great effect]] MANY times in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''.

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** It seems like having a shaded visor in ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' is one of the better ways to make your Navi an instant BadAss.badass. Protoman and his [[FusionDance Cross Fusion form]]
* Liquid Ocelot wears these to [[BadAss great effect]] effect MANY times in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''.
22nd Nov '16 2:29:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', Alucard's sunglasses, at least toward the beginning of the series. By later on, he's abandoned them, in what is probably the most BadAss way of having TheGlassesComeOff ''ever''.

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* In ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', Alucard's sunglasses, at least toward the beginning of the series. By later on, he's abandoned them, in what is probably the most BadAss badass way of having TheGlassesComeOff ''ever''.
30th Oct '16 4:05:12 AM Morgenthaler
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Wearing dark glasses or mirrorshades is long-standing visual shorthand for {{Badass}}itude. The act of ''putting them on'' means that it's time to kick ass, take names or do both. The act of taking them off is a sign that somebody's about to get scrutinised by the badass, usually just prior to an asskicking.

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Wearing dark glasses or mirrorshades is long-standing visual shorthand for {{Badass}}itude.badassitude. The act of ''putting them on'' means that it's time to kick ass, take names or do both. The act of taking them off is a sign that somebody's about to get scrutinised by the badass, usually just prior to an asskicking.



Aside from making them look {{Badass}} the reason behind them wearing shades is so they don't show that their eyes flinch when firing a weapon or having massive swords flung at their face. So when a character isn't wearing any shades and running around firing automatic weapons and manages to show no discomfort you know they're truly {{badass}}.

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Aside from making them look {{Badass}} badass, the reason behind them wearing shades is so they don't show that their eyes flinch when firing a weapon or having massive swords flung at their face. So when a character isn't wearing any shades and running around firing automatic weapons and manages to show no discomfort you know they're truly {{badass}}.
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* The cool shades in the film ''Film/TheyLive'' [[JustifiedTrope actually]] [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual Do Something Unusual]] ; they allow the wearer to see the aliens in human guise, who are apparently responsible for the widening wealth gap, economic inflation, and [[ChewBubblegum a bubblegum shortage]]. That doesn't stop them from being used for {{Badass}} effect, though.

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* The cool shades in the film ''Film/TheyLive'' [[JustifiedTrope actually]] [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual Do Something Unusual]] ; they allow the wearer to see the aliens in human guise, who are apparently responsible for the widening wealth gap, economic inflation, and [[ChewBubblegum a bubblegum shortage]]. That doesn't stop them from being used for {{Badass}} badass effect, though.



* Rodin from ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}, by far the biggest male {{Badass}} of the series in general.

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* Rodin from ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}, by far the biggest male {{Badass}} badass of the series in general.



* Riff from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' is ''never'' seen without sunglasses. Normally he wears black shades, but when he suits up for the FinalBattle during "Dangerous Days," he [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=020602 switches to]] some ''even more'' {{Badass}} yellow shades.

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* Riff from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' is ''never'' seen without sunglasses. Normally he wears black shades, but when he suits up for the FinalBattle during "Dangerous Days," he [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=020602 switches to]] some ''even more'' {{Badass}} badass yellow shades.
15th Oct '16 8:34:19 PM TempestKnight
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* All three members of ''Music/{{Steelpreacher}}'' wear them.
2nd Oct '16 6:25:42 AM Andyroid
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** Also, there's "[[FanNickname Vinyl Scratch, aka DJ Pon-3]]", a pony DJ who's appeared briefly [[OneSceneWonder in three episodes so far]] who wears a pair of purple shades.
** Rarity occasionally wears oversized fancy shades, usually on picnic.
** Members of the elite flying team the Wonderbolts all have each have a pair when they don't have their flight suits and goggles on.

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** Also, there's "[[FanNickname [[FanNickname Vinyl Scratch, aka DJ Pon-3]]", Pon-3]], a pony DJ who's [[RecurringExtra appeared briefly [[OneSceneWonder in three episodes so far]] a few episodes]] who wears a pair of purple shades.
** Rarity occasionally wears oversized over-sized fancy shades, usually on picnic.
** Members of the elite flying team the Wonderbolts all have each have a pair when they don't have their flight suits and goggles on.
2nd Oct '16 6:23:24 AM Andyroid
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** Referenced/spoofed a few times. Strong Bad's CowboyCop alter-ego Dangeresque, from the Strong Bad Emails "stunt double" and "dangeresque 3", wears Cool Shades. In the Strong Bad Email "the bet", Homestar manages to win the titular bet with Strong Bad that he can "be's cool" by simply putting on a pair of Cool Shades and saying "'Sup?".

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** Referenced/spoofed a few times. Strong Bad's CowboyCop alter-ego Dangeresque, from the Strong Bad Emails "stunt double" and "dangeresque 3", wears Cool Shades. In the Strong Bad Email WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "the bet", Homestar manages to win the titular bet with Strong Bad that he can "be's cool" by simply putting on a pair of Cool Shades [[SunglassesAtNight at night]] and saying "'Sup?".
2nd Oct '16 5:27:47 AM Hjortron18
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* Benny the Cop from ''Film/{{Kopps}}'' wears clip-on sunglasses, thinking they make him look like an action hero.
24th Sep '16 12:52:48 AM VVK
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* Parodied in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Legion'' in a Rogue quest where you wear some shades that allow you to see a faint trail of blood[[note]]well, you might not actually see anything depending on your graphics settings[[/note]], and while you go around wearing them, all the non-player characters comment on how stylish you look and how they want to date you.
17th Sep '16 4:21:20 AM minikiss
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* The Necro Critic. A CausticCritic who is characterized by his sunglasses.

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* The Necro Critic. WebVideo/TheNecroCritic. A CausticCritic who is characterized by his sunglasses.sunglasses.
* WebVideo/MovieRehab: Sag also wears them almost everytime.
9th Sep '16 6:09:49 PM JediGoalie30
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* In ''Film/BlackHawkDown'', [[EliteArmy Delta operator]] SFC Norm "Hoot" Hooten wears such cool shades [[note]]Oakley X-Metal Juliets[[/note]] that they don't even exist for six years after the events of the movie actually occur.
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