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17th Sep '17 4:44:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''ArmyOfTwo'' inverts this; a good number of the enemy soldiers or terrorists have visible faces, while the ''heroes'' are the ones wearing the scary, implacable skull masks.

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* ''ArmyOfTwo'' ''VideoGame/ArmyOfTwo'' inverts this; a good number of the enemy soldiers or terrorists have visible faces, while the ''heroes'' are the ones wearing the scary, implacable skull masks.
10th Sep '17 12:43:26 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* The [[EliteMooks Social Police]] in ''[[Literature/TheActsOfCaine Blade of Tyshalle]]'' wear reflective face-concealing masks and speak through voice-altering devices. Their utter anonymity is actually an important thematic element.

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* ''Literature/TheActsOfCaine - Blade of Tyshalle'' : The [[EliteMooks Social Police]] in ''[[Literature/TheActsOfCaine Blade of Tyshalle]]'' wear reflective face-concealing masks and speak through voice-altering devices. Their utter anonymity is actually an important thematic element.



* In ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'' Ralph's descent to the Dark Side begins when he puts on warpaint and feels that he's anonymous and irresponsible behind the mask.



*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Soldiers working for Latrot, from the rank-and-file to the prince's personal guards, wear identical uniforms and masks. This gives rise to rumors of them being zombies who had their souls eaten by Prince Lunas. It's also part of Latrot's state religion as Order doesn't believe in individuality. Queen Kasile, at the Mana Mutation Summit, made sure her personal guards all forwent helmets to show diversity.



** More than any other Dr. Who characters, The Cybermen

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** More than any other Dr. Who characters, The CybermenCybermen always have helmets. They are about removing gender, creed, after all. What better way to do that then adding a faceplate in addition to suppressing emotion?
6th Sep '17 11:50:41 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, this is a trait of many helmet-wearing enemies throughout the series. Random enemy [=NPCs=] can spawn with full helms. This is the case for several varieties of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] as well, including [[BlingOfWar Aurorans]] and [[TinTyrant Knights of the Order]].
6th Aug '17 12:40:18 AM Piterpicher
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* Used for a VisualGag in ''StarWarsDownunder'', where the Sith Troopers wear helmets that make them look like Australian outlaw UsefulNotes/NedKelly in his armour.

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* Used for a VisualGag in ''StarWarsDownunder'', ''WebVideo/StarWarsDownunder'', where the Sith Troopers wear helmets that make them look like Australian outlaw UsefulNotes/NedKelly in his armour.
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.
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