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1st Apr '18 7:07:19 PM Nikku
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* Starting with ''VideoGame/Tekken6'', Devil Jin wears one black shoe and one red shoe to match the flame design on his pants.
31st Mar '18 2:24:30 PM nombretomado
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* [[Wrestling/RoddyPiper "Rowdy" Roddy Piper]] painted his body half white and half black for his WrestleMania VI match with [[Wrestling/AllenCoage Bad News Brown]]. It looked awful.

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* [[Wrestling/RoddyPiper "Rowdy" Roddy Piper]] painted his body half white and half black for his WrestleMania Wrestling/WrestleMania VI match with [[Wrestling/AllenCoage Bad News Brown]]. It looked awful.
17th Mar '18 12:39:39 AM nurikokairu
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** [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/deathbattlefanon/images/f/f4/Yubel.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20170326013912 Yubel]] of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', whose asymmetry is to symbolize that they are a hermaphrodite monster, with their right side having the female boobs covered and shorter pants with smoother knee and thigh, complete with eyelashes on their right eye, while their left side has the male chest left bare, no eyelashes on the left eye and more muscular left leg. It can be a FridgeBrilliance if you know a saying in Asia that is "female on the right, male on the left", which means Yubel's design is based on that saying.
*** Also, one of Judai's monster [[http://78.media.tumblr.com/1b3c7819a8a3cc4c1b96171108629344/tumblr_mybigwIie11rie4kjo1_500.jpg Elemental Hero Burst Lady]], with an outfit that is rather reserved on her left side and just downright {{Stripperriffic}} on her right side.
6th Mar '18 8:54:29 PM nombretomado
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* It's become so deeply associated with ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' that fashionable asymmetry is now considered the norm with JRPG's. Their outfits tend to be so busy (see picture), you can't help but wonder how long it takes to get into or out of them. How does [[TooManyBelts Lulu]] go to the bathroom? While people seem to think pretty much entirely TetsuyaNomura's fault, Creator/YoshitakaAmano's clothing was never big on symmetry either. People blame Nomura because his were the first designs to keep their details in the games. Despite ''Final Fantasy'' getting so much flak for this, it's something of a DeadUnicornTrope, as most ''Final Fantasy'' games have perfectly symmetrical clothing. Only ''[=FF10=]'' and ''[=FF7=]'' have much asymetry, and ''[=FF7=]'' doesn't have much, mostly armored bits and shields. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', curiously, tends to avert this, as everyone's clothes are generally practical and symmetrical.

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* It's become so deeply associated with ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' that fashionable asymmetry is now considered the norm with JRPG's. Their outfits tend to be so busy (see picture), you can't help but wonder how long it takes to get into or out of them. How does [[TooManyBelts Lulu]] go to the bathroom? While people seem to think pretty much entirely TetsuyaNomura's Creator/TetsuyaNomura's fault, Creator/YoshitakaAmano's clothing was never big on symmetry either. People blame Nomura because his were the first designs to keep their details in the games. Despite ''Final Fantasy'' getting so much flak for this, it's something of a DeadUnicornTrope, as most ''Final Fantasy'' games have perfectly symmetrical clothing. Only ''[=FF10=]'' and ''[=FF7=]'' have much asymetry, and ''[=FF7=]'' doesn't have much, mostly armored bits and shields. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', curiously, tends to avert this, as everyone's clothes are generally practical and symmetrical.
22nd Feb '18 5:05:27 AM cappeca
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* Max in ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior'' has a one-sleeve leather jacket.
24th Jan '18 12:24:46 AM Cryoclaste
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* The (now removed) Herod of the Scarlet Monastery dungeon from ''WorldOfWarcraft'' was quite memorable in design for three reasons - a SpinAttack accompanied by him yelling "Blades of Light!", [[WalkingShirtlessScene inexplicably not wearing a shirt]] while otherwise being fully-armored in mail armour and a full-face helmet, [[http://images.wikia.com/wowwiki/images/4/46/Herod.jpg and wearing an enormous shoulder-pad on his right-side]]. Since that time, the model for Herod's one-sided shoulder guard has been re-used as a piece of heirloom gear you can buy for your alts, and at least one single-shoulder piece of leather armor has been added that players can purchase in Pandaria.

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* The (now removed) Herod of the Scarlet Monastery dungeon from ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' was quite memorable in design for three reasons - a SpinAttack accompanied by him yelling "Blades of Light!", [[WalkingShirtlessScene inexplicably not wearing a shirt]] while otherwise being fully-armored in mail armour and a full-face helmet, [[http://images.wikia.com/wowwiki/images/4/46/Herod.jpg and wearing an enormous shoulder-pad on his right-side]]. Since that time, the model for Herod's one-sided shoulder guard has been re-used as a piece of heirloom gear you can buy for your alts, and at least one single-shoulder piece of leather armor has been added that players can purchase in Pandaria.
18th Jan '18 8:43:08 PM AFP
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* Ship design typically favors symmetry, with a ship's superstructure and weapons typically lined up with the center of the ship. For most weapons systems, this means being able to engage enemies to either side of the ship with equal ease. One very common exception is the Aircraft Carrier. Launching and recovering aircraft is easier with a wide open flat flight deck running the length of the ship. Coordinating flight deck operations, as well as operating the ship, is easier with a command center in an elevated position which can see the entire ship. Hence, aircraft carriers will almost always feature the ship's superstructure sitting along one edge of the ship. On many designs, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_deck#Angled_flight_deck even the flight deck is asymmetrical]], with the runway itself being offset to allow aircraft to land while other aircraft are staged for takeoff without being in the way.
18th Jan '18 8:37:57 PM AFP
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* Uniforms, such as those worn by soldiers or policemen, may be mostly symmetrical, but the insignia and decorations on them will often not be, with certain types of insignia typically having specific places they are required to be worn. For example, on the US Air Force uniform, it's common for any occupational or qualification badges to be worn on the left side of the uniform, along with any decorations or medals, while the right side will typically only have their nametag. Unless of course, they are a unit commander, in which case they will have a special insignia worn over their nametag.
3rd Jan '18 2:31:07 AM Cryoclaste
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* In all ''JakAndDaxter'' games, Jak from wears a single plate of armor on his left shoulder. It presumably protects him from having his friend-turned-[[MixAndMatchCritters ottsel]] digging his claws into his flesh, though he wore it prior to having a passenger in the [[ParrotPetPosition parrot pet position]]. Also almost always part of his outfit are a three-strap bag and uneven goggles.

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* In all ''JakAndDaxter'' ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' games, Jak from wears a single plate of armor on his left shoulder. It presumably protects him from having his friend-turned-[[MixAndMatchCritters ottsel]] digging his claws into his flesh, though he wore it prior to having a passenger in the [[ParrotPetPosition parrot pet position]]. Also almost always part of his outfit are a three-strap bag and uneven goggles.
28th Dec '17 7:26:46 AM BeerBaron
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** [[https://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/elderscrolls/images/e/e3/Sheogorath.png/revision/latest?cb=20130221234501 Sheogorath]], of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', wears a crazy purple-and-yellow suit with twisting designs so complex it would take another page to describe. This fits in quite nicely with his role as God of Madness. One half seems to represent Dementia (dark, morbid insanity), the other Mania (crazy, cheerful madness). [[https://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/elderscrolls/images/7/75/Sheogorath%27s_Regalia_Female_Version.png/revision/latest?cb=20130223075003 A female version]], seen if [[spoiler:a female Champion of Cyrodiil replaces Sheogorath]], is less blatant, but has differing patterns on each side of the skirt and different bracers, again representing Dementia and Mania. In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', it's modified [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/elderscrolls/images/b/bd/Sheogorath_skyrim.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20111116132050 with the gold on one side and the purple on the other]].
** Similarly, in the previous game ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', the god-king Vivec had gold skin on one side of his body and dark gray skin on the other. Also, you and some [=NPCs=] can wear gauntlets and pauldrons on only one side.
** The player can achieve this in Skyrim, when wearing various types of armour. The various types of Leather and Studded armour have different details depending on who you get them from (Bandits and Forsworn are notably asymmetrical) whereas the demonic looking Daedric Armour features different length spikes and horns on either side.

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** Throughout the series, you can choose to make this the case for the PlayerCharacter by wearing mismatched armor sets. In a few cases, some armor sets are designed to look this way by default, such as the Forsworn and Daedric armor sets in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', Vivec, the [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity]], is asymmetrical down to ''his skin'', which is the gold of the ancient Chimer on one side and the gray of the modern Dunmer on the other, representing the race's MarkedChange thousands of years ago. He also wears mismatched pauldrons, and has a bracer on one arm and the Wraithguard gauntlet on the other [[spoiler:(at least until he gives it to the [[PlayerCharacter Nerevarine]])]].
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''[='s=] ''Shivering Isles'' expansion, Sheogorath, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[MadGod Madness]], wears
[[https://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/elderscrolls/images/e/e3/Sheogorath.png/revision/latest?cb=20130221234501 Sheogorath]], of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', wears a crazy purple-and-yellow suit with twisting designs designs]] so complex it would take another page to describe. This fits in quite nicely with his role as God of Madness. One half seems to represent Dementia (dark, morbid insanity), the other Mania (crazy, cheerful madness). [[https://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/elderscrolls/images/7/75/Sheogorath%27s_Regalia_Female_Version.png/revision/latest?cb=20130223075003 A female version]], seen if [[spoiler:a female Champion of Cyrodiil replaces Sheogorath]], is less blatant, but has differing patterns on each side of the skirt and different bracers, again representing Dementia and Mania. In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Later, in ''Skyrim'', it's modified [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/elderscrolls/images/b/bd/Sheogorath_skyrim.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20111116132050 with the gold on one side and the purple on the other]].
** Similarly, in the previous game ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', the god-king Vivec had gold skin on one side of his body and dark gray skin on the other. Also, you and some [=NPCs=] can wear gauntlets and pauldrons on only one side.
** The player can achieve this in Skyrim, when wearing various types of armour. The various types of Leather and Studded armour have different details depending on who you get them from (Bandits and Forsworn are notably asymmetrical) whereas the demonic looking Daedric Armour features different length spikes and horns on either side.
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