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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.
6th May '16 11:22:12 PM nombretomado
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* Another [[GrayAndBlackMorality "Heroic"]] example comes from ''GeneratorRex'' with the Providence grunts. Even more rare, several of them are shown without their masks, with personalities, backstories, and individual motives. Which makes it even worse that they are still considered to be expendable. Then again, Providence considers just about ''everyone'' expendable.

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* Another [[GrayAndBlackMorality "Heroic"]] example comes from ''GeneratorRex'' ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' with the Providence grunts. Even more rare, several of them are shown without their masks, with personalities, backstories, and individual motives. Which makes it even worse that they are still considered to be expendable. Then again, Providence considers just about ''everyone'' expendable.
6th May '16 5:23:07 PM nombretomado
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* The TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon of ''[[GaiaOnline zOMG]]'' is filled with [[spoiler:[=NeXuS=] [=LabTechs=] in scuba gear. Only [=LabTech=] 123 (A.K.A. Frank, who you met at the start of the game) has a visible face. Ironically, the original [=LabTech=] [=NPCs=] were some of the most fleshed out characters on Gaia in their day, before [[ZombieApocalypse they went to one of Gambino's Halloween parties...]] ]]

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* The TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon of ''[[GaiaOnline ''[[Website/GaiaOnline zOMG]]'' is filled with [[spoiler:[=NeXuS=] [=LabTechs=] in scuba gear. Only [=LabTech=] 123 (A.K.A. Frank, who you met at the start of the game) has a visible face. Ironically, the original [=LabTech=] [=NPCs=] were some of the most fleshed out characters on Gaia in their day, before [[ZombieApocalypse they went to one of Gambino's Halloween parties...]] ]]
30th Mar '16 2:03:54 PM StFan
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-->-- '''Pseudo Kuno''', ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''

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-->-- '''Pseudo Kuno''', Kunō''', ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''






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* Every marine in ''OnePiece''. Sometimes they even look the same. To Luffy, they may even be GoddamnedBats. Also, almost every member from the Franky House in One Piece. They all have a face, some screentime and sometimes even a line to say but in the end they're just useless.

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* Every marine in ''OnePiece''.''Manga/OnePiece''. Sometimes they even look the same. To Luffy, they may even be GoddamnedBats. Also, almost every member from the Franky House in One Piece. They all have a face, some screentime and sometimes even a line to say but in the end they're just useless.



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* The Soviet/South Yemeni/North Korean/any other communist nationality enemy pilots from ''Film/TopGun''.
** [[RedsWithRockets Soviet pilots in general]]. Usually have (inaccurately) a red star on their helmets.

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* The Soviet/South Yemeni/North Korean/any other communist nationality enemy pilots from ''Film/TopGun''.
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''Film/TopGun''. [[RedsWithRockets Soviet pilots in general]]. Usually have (inaccurately) a red star on their helmets.



* Used in the film of ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': ''Prince Caspian''. Every member of the Telmarine army wears a completely face-concealing mask - each with an identical face engraved on it.

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* Used in the film of ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': ''Prince Caspian''. Every member of the Telmarine army wears a completely face-concealing mask - -- each with an identical face engraved on it.



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* The various Combine Overwatch Soldiers in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', and the gas mask wearing marines in ''Videogame/{{Half-Life 1}}'', though in the latter case, only one of the [[YouALLLookFamiliar various soldier models]] actually had their faces obscured.
* Several of the gangs in the game ''{{Manhunt}}'' wear masks that range from a simple nylon over the head to hellaciously creepy smiley faces covered in blood. The only gang that doesn't wear any still hides their features with camouflage facepaint.
** At least until the protagonist [[YourHeadAsplode makes their heads pop]].

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* The various Combine Overwatch Soldiers in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', and the gas mask wearing marines in ''Videogame/{{Half-Life 1}}'', ''Videogame/HalfLife1'', though in the latter case, only one of the [[YouALLLookFamiliar various soldier models]] actually had their faces obscured.
* Several of the gangs in the game ''{{Manhunt}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Manhunt}}'' wear masks that range from a simple nylon over the head to hellaciously creepy smiley faces covered in blood. The only gang that doesn't wear any still hides their features with camouflage facepaint.
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facepaint. At least until the protagonist [[YourHeadAsplode makes their heads pop]].



-->'''Sam''': Good job, Alex.
-->'''{{Mook}}''': I'm Rachel.
-->'''Sam''': You're a person in one of a zillion identical suits, get over yourself.

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-->'''Sam''': -->'''Sam:''' Good job, Alex.
-->'''{{Mook}}''':
Alex.\\
'''{{Mook}}:'''
I'm Rachel.
-->'''Sam''':
Rachel.\\
'''Sam:'''
You're a person in one of a zillion identical suits, get over yourself.






* Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles used the Foot, who were turned into MechaMooks for the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 original cartoon]]. This might explain why they made such crappy ninjas.

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* Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' used the Foot, who were turned into MechaMooks for the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 original cartoon]]. This might explain why they made such crappy ninjas.



** In one episode, the GI Joes attack an unknown COBRA base which turns out to be a "recreational facility" (On the south pole...), and we see a bunch of COBRA mooks in a ''swimming pool'' - they are all wearing identical blue swimming trunks and their ''standard issue helmets and masks''.

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** In one episode, the GI Joes attack an unknown COBRA base which turns out to be a "recreational facility" (On the south pole...), and we see a bunch of COBRA mooks in a ''swimming pool'' - -- they are all wearing identical blue swimming trunks and their ''standard issue helmets and masks''.



*** The comics were heavily into showcasing random and not-so-random Cobra bad guys, they literally remove their face obscuring helmets. Heck, a faceless goon literally kills many G.I.Joe soldiers. Literally.

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*** ** The comics were heavily into showcasing random and not-so-random Cobra bad guys, they literally remove their face obscuring face-obscuring helmets. Heck, a faceless goon literally kills many G.I. Joe soldiers. Literally.soldiers.
23rd Mar '16 1:35:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' and ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''. Both shows drew from the same small pool of stuntmen (and women), so all the baddies usually had something face-concealing or at least partly-face-obscuring on when they were beaten into the mat by the heroes.

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* ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' and ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''.''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''. Both shows drew from the same small pool of stuntmen (and women), so all the baddies usually had something face-concealing or at least partly-face-obscuring on when they were beaten into the mat by the heroes.



* In ''{{UFO}}'' the mystery of the alien invaders (their name and true nature are never revealed) is enhanced by having them always wear spacesuits, with helmets filled with green fluid. Episodes where we're supposed to feel empathy for an individual alien ("Survival", "A Question of Priorities") feature [[InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace a lot more close-ups]].

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* In ''{{UFO}}'' ''Series/{{UFO}}'' the mystery of the alien invaders (their name and true nature are never revealed) is enhanced by having them always wear spacesuits, with helmets filled with green fluid. Episodes where we're supposed to feel empathy for an individual alien ("Survival", "A Question of Priorities") feature [[InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace a lot more close-ups]].
19th Mar '16 6:00:19 AM Hossmeister
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19th Mar '16 3:37:25 AM 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 General Phasma 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 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 General Phasma Captain Phasma, the commander of the First Order Stormtroopers disciplines FN-2187 (later known as Finn) for taking off his helmet.
19th Mar '16 3:36:02 AM Mhazard
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** Taken UpToEleven by the First Order Stormtroopers. Being [[{{Tykebomb}} raised at childbirth as soldiers]], not only 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 General Phasma 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 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 General Phasma disciplines FN-2187 (later known as Finn) for taking off his helmet.
12th Mar '16 1:14:05 PM TonyG
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** Taken UpToEleven by the First Order Stormtroopers. Being [[{{Tykebomb}} raised at childbirth as soldiers]], not only 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.

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** Taken UpToEleven by the First Order Stormtroopers. Being [[{{Tykebomb}} raised at childbirth as soldiers]], not only 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 General Phasma disciplines FN-2187 (later known as Finn) for taking off his helmet.
6th Mar '16 7:38:14 PM Willbyr
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** Necron Warriors do have faces, but the bulk of them have been killed and reanimated many times over. The process damages the engrams that used to be their organic minds, and thus they are essentially devoid of anything resembling a mind or personality, and have little to no individual identity.
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