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13th Jun '17 10:26:52 AM darkchiefy
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* In WebVideo/{{Decker}}, most of the terrorists Decker fights tend to hide their faces with bandit masks.
23rd May '17 1:26:50 PM HighCrate
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* Defied by [[GenreSavvy Vimes]] in ''Discworld/NightWatch'' when there is danger of rioting at his Watch station.

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* Defied by [[GenreSavvy Vimes]] Vimes in ''Discworld/NightWatch'' when there is danger of rioting at his Watch station.



* ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'' [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=521 calls this trope out by name]] and notes how tremendous a security risk it is by an AxeCrazy GodzillaThreshold-inducing villain who has now demonstrated that he's GenreSavvy and has read this site.



** Lampshaded with a 50' shade by the two GenreSavvy henchmen 21 and 24, when they're sent on a mission with the new guy in episode 36. They constantly talk about how he's going to die, while they'll get away scott free.

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** Lampshaded with a 50' shade by the two GenreSavvy henchmen 21 and 24, when they're sent on a mission with the new guy in episode 36. They constantly talk about how he's going to die, while they'll get away scott free.



* The psychological phenomenon of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deindividuation deindividuation]] explains part of why this trope might exist. When humans are placed in a group, they're more likely to do things against their moral or social beliefs [[TorchesAndPitchforks because they feel anonymous]]. There's a chance that villains who [[GenreSavvy know this]] purposefully use Faceless Goons - it's easier for your soldiers to commit atrocities/be bad when deindividuation is in effect.

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* The psychological phenomenon of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deindividuation deindividuation]] explains part of why this trope might exist. When humans are placed in a group, they're more likely to do things against their moral or social beliefs [[TorchesAndPitchforks because they feel anonymous]]. There's a chance that villains who [[GenreSavvy know this]] this purposefully use Faceless Goons - it's easier for your soldiers to commit atrocities/be bad when deindividuation is in effect.
17th May '17 7:46:12 PM nombretomado
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* Both of the [[SpoiledBrat Mendo siblings]] in ''UruseiYatsura'' have their own personal army of Faceless Goons. Shuutaro Mendo has minions who vaguely resemble "G-Men" or bodyguards, while his sister Ryoko is attended by Kuroko.

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* Both of the [[SpoiledBrat Mendo siblings]] in ''UruseiYatsura'' ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' have their own personal army of Faceless Goons. Shuutaro Mendo has minions who vaguely resemble "G-Men" or bodyguards, while his sister Ryoko is attended by Kuroko.
17th May '17 9:29:36 AM Leporidae
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* Most of the enemy soldiers in WebVideo/ShockTroopers wear head scarves, dark ski goggles, sunglasses, balaclavas, or a combination of face-obscuring accessories. The three guys the audience is supposed to root for? Clear safety glasses and a clear pair of ski goggles.

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* Most of the enemy soldiers in WebVideo/ShockTroopers ''WebVideo/ShockTroopers'' wear head scarves, dark ski goggles, sunglasses, balaclavas, or a combination of face-obscuring accessories. The three guys the audience is supposed to root for? Clear safety glasses and a clear pair of ski goggles.
17th May '17 8:28:31 AM Leporidae
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* Most of the enemy soldiers in WebVideo/ShockTroopers wear head scarves, dark ski goggles, sunglasses, balaclavas, or a combination of face-obscuring accessories. The three guys the audience is supposed to root for? Clear safety glasses and a clear pair of ski goggles.
20th Apr '17 5:50:42 PM Karxrida
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* In the ''FireEmblem'' series any character that wears a helmet and doesn't have a name (generic titles such as "Man, Soldier, etc." do not count) will not have eyes.

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* In the ''FireEmblem'' ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series any character that wears a helmet and doesn't have a name (generic titles such as "Man, Soldier, etc." do not count) will not have eyes.
5th Apr '17 2:12:43 AM Monsund
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* The fully armored Hyrule guards appear in the ''Comicbook/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' comic adaptation in ''Magazine/NintendoPower.'' While the game makes it clear that the soldiers are regular humans/[[HumansByAnyOtherName hylians]] brainwashed by [[EvilChancellor Agahnim]], the comic book has Link destroy a soldier only to [[NotEvenHuman find out]] they are [[AnimatedArmor evil spirits in armor]] rather then [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman humans]]. Likely done to tone down the violence for the young gaming audience.


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* ''VideoGame/{{TheLegendOfZelda}}'':
** In a ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' the castle guards are enemies due to becoming [[BrainWashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] and wear full plate armor concealing their face outside of their eyes [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing]] from the darkness of their helmet. When the spell is broken at the end of the game, the purified guards have fully visible human faces instead. Its also notable that an [[https://tcrf.net/File:ALttPSoldierSprites.png unused sprite]] has a soldier enemy with a partially exposed face with MindControlEyes.
** Soldiers return as enemies in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures'', once again brainwashed to fight Link.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has the Yiga clan of ninjas who all wear a cloth mask with their insignia on it. Yiga clan ninjas can be found out of uniform acting like ordinary travelers to make Link off guard, showing they are composed of men and women. Once their cover is blown, the Yiga ninjas teleport into their faceless uniform and attack. Interestingly basic Yiga Clan Ninjas teleport when defeated instead of [[RagDollPhysics ragdolling]] and [[DefeatEqualsExplosion exploding]] like the monsters, possibly due to WhatMeasureIsANonHuman.
26th Mar '17 2:34:44 PM nombretomado
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* Imp-type enemies in ''{{Okami}}'', which more accurately resemble monkeys, cover their faces with paper slips, with a kanji drawn on them as identification. Later on, as Amaterasu infiltrates their stronghold, she puts on the [[PaperThinDisguise impenetrable disguise]] of... a [[IncrediblyLamePun sheet of paper]] with whatever the player wants to draw on it.

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* Imp-type enemies in ''{{Okami}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', which more accurately resemble monkeys, cover their faces with paper slips, with a kanji drawn on them as identification. Later on, as Amaterasu infiltrates their stronghold, she puts on the [[PaperThinDisguise impenetrable disguise]] of... a [[IncrediblyLamePun sheet of paper]] with whatever the player wants to draw on it.
17th Mar '17 1:07:29 AM Dravencour
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* The psychological phenomenon [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deindividuation deindividuation]] explains part of why this trope might exist. When humans are placed in a group, they're more likely to do things against their moral or social beliefs [[TorchesAndPitchforks because they feel anonymous]]. There's a chance that villains who [[GenreSavvy know this]] purposefully use Faceless Goons - it's easier for your soldiers to commit atrocities/be bad when deindividuation is in effect.

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* The psychological phenomenon of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deindividuation deindividuation]] explains part of why this trope might exist. When humans are placed in a group, they're more likely to do things against their moral or social beliefs [[TorchesAndPitchforks because they feel anonymous]]. There's a chance that villains who [[GenreSavvy know this]] purposefully use Faceless Goons - it's easier for your soldiers to commit atrocities/be bad when deindividuation is in effect.
17th Mar '17 1:04:34 AM Dravencour
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-->My Legions of Terror will have helmets with clear plexiglass visors, not face-concealing ones.

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-->My -->''1. My Legions of Terror will have helmets with clear plexiglass visors, not face-concealing ones.''
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