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13th Sep '16 1:03:29 PM rjd1922
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness XD]]'''s Cipher Peons ([[MemeticMutation even Ceiling Peon]]) wear visored helmets at all times as part of their uniforms. That said, if you can see the face of a member of Cipher, rest assured they're at least Admin rank.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness XD]]'''s Cipher Peons ([[MemeticMutation even Ceiling Peon]]) Peons]]) wear visored helmets at all times as part of their uniforms.uniforms. Ironically, they're also the only grunts who all have individual names. That said, if you can see the face of a member of Cipher, rest assured they're at least Admin rank.
4th Sep '16 4:32:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Sergei Eisenstein's ''Film/AlexanderNevsky'', the common soldiers of TheTeutonicKnights all wear identical face-masking [[PuttingOnTheReich Stahlhelms]].

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* In Sergei Eisenstein's ''Film/AlexanderNevsky'', the common soldiers of TheTeutonicKnights UsefulNotes/TheTeutonicKnights all wear identical face-masking [[PuttingOnTheReich Stahlhelms]].
3rd Sep '16 9:30:33 PM Mhazard
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** Taken UpToEleven by the First Order Stormtroopers. Being [[{{Tykebomb}} raised at childbirth as soldiers]], not only they wear identical armors, their personalities are stripped away by carrying serial numbers as names (e.g. FN-2187, FN-2199) in order to maintain their absolute obedience. The faceless part also seems to be strongly enforced, as seen when Captain Phasma, the commander of the First Order Stormtroopers disciplines FN-2187 (later known as Finn) for taking off his helmet.

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** Taken UpToEleven by the First Order Stormtroopers. Being [[{{Tykebomb}} raised at childbirth as soldiers]], not only they wear identical armors, their personalities are stripped away by [[YouAreNumberSix carrying serial numbers as names names]] (e.g. FN-2187, FN-2199) in order to maintain their absolute obedience. The faceless part also seems to be strongly enforced, as seen when Captain Phasma, the commander of the First Order Stormtroopers disciplines FN-2187 (later known as Finn) for taking off his helmet.
3rd Sep '16 9:28:02 PM Mhazard
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There's also the fact that it's [[NoBudget easier on a show's budget]], as the director can keep reusing the same ten extras without the audience catching on quickly. It's also helpful in animation, because you only need to design one character (or render one model in the case of video games) and one [[MerchandiseDriven action figure]]. Plus, it makes it more convenient for the hero should he ever need to [[DressingAsTheEnemy hide amongst the goons]]...

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There's also the fact that it's [[NoBudget easier on a show's budget]], as the director can keep reusing the same ten extras without the audience catching on quickly. It's also helpful in animation, because you only need to design one character (or render one model in the case of video games) and one [[MerchandiseDriven action figure]].figure]], and the fact some fans would make an army build out of the goons. Plus, it makes it more convenient for the hero should he ever need to [[DressingAsTheEnemy hide amongst the goons]]...
29th Aug '16 2:23:33 AM PaulA
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* Played with in ''Series/OliversTravels'': At one point, Diane and Oliver are menaced by a large man in a balaclava -- which he immediately pulls off and identifies himself when he realizes he knows Diane. [[spoiler:It's her son Michael, who took a low-level security guard job for a company that's part of the conspiracy but isn't aware of the conspiracy himself.]]
5th Aug '16 2:50:36 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Inverted in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', in which the player character is a SuperSoldier with a face-covering visor, which the RedshirtArmy lacks. As for the Covenant soldiers, well, [[DittoAliens they all look identical anyway]].

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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Inverted in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', in which with the player character is a SuperSoldier characters, who are almost always {{Super Soldier}}s with a face-covering visor, visors, which the RedshirtArmy lacks. As for lacks.
** While
the Covenant soldiers, well, soldiers tend to [[DittoAliens they all look identical anyway]].anyway]], several EliteMook variants in the later games do wear face-concealing helmets.
18th Jul '16 3:50:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''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 DangerouslyGenreSavvy and has read this site.

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* ''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 DangerouslyGenreSavvy GenreSavvy and has read this site.
30th Jun '16 6:26:18 AM dmcreif
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* Counter Terrorist and SWAT uniforms also follow this (body armour, helmet, goggles and gasmask (sometimes with the lenses mirrored) for practicality and intimidation. The practicality comes from their use of tear gas and flashbangs, the intimidation is, well..imagine several well-trained killers dressed head to toe in black body armour, wielding automatic weapons and you can't see their faces or eye due to that inhuman looking gasmask (they usually also wear a balaclava under the helmet, because identification may lead to threats against them or their family). Scariest thing on earth.

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* Counter Terrorist and SWAT SWATTeam uniforms also follow this (body armour, helmet, goggles and gasmask (sometimes with the lenses mirrored) for practicality and intimidation. The practicality comes from their use of tear gas and flashbangs, the intimidation is, well..imagine several well-trained killers dressed head to toe in black body armour, wielding automatic weapons and you can't see their faces or eye due to that inhuman looking gasmask (they usually also wear a balaclava under the helmet, because identification may lead to threats against them or their family). Scariest thing on earth.
24th Jun '16 12:19:47 AM CalaverX11
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* Most of the Galran soldiers in WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender are [[FacelessGoons Faceless]] MechaMooks, while the imperial soldiers wear masked helmets covering most of their faces.
21st May '16 9:01:30 AM dmcreif
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* Counter Terrorist and SWAT uniforms also follow this (body armour, helmet and gasmask (sometimes with the lenses mirrored) for practicality and intimidation. The practicality comes from their use of tear gas and flashbangs, the intimidation is, well..imagine several well-trained killers dressed head to toe in black body armour, wielding automatic weapons and you can't see their faces or eye due to that inhuman looking gasmask (they usually also wear a balaclava under the helmet, because identification may lead to threats against them or their family). Scariest thing on earth.

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* Counter Terrorist and SWAT uniforms also follow this (body armour, helmet helmet, goggles and gasmask (sometimes with the lenses mirrored) for practicality and intimidation. The practicality comes from their use of tear gas and flashbangs, the intimidation is, well..imagine several well-trained killers dressed head to toe in black body armour, wielding automatic weapons and you can't see their faces or eye due to that inhuman looking gasmask (they usually also wear a balaclava under the helmet, because identification may lead to threats against them or their family). Scariest thing on earth.
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