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14th Jan '17 8:02:41 AM Rmpdc
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** Likewise, in ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorAirborne'', the Mini-Boss-like Panzergrenadiers (guys with rocket launchers) and Nazi Storm Elites (guys with heavy body armor wielding MG42 machine gun turrets as portable weapons!) wear gas masks for no apparent reason other than to signal that they're supposed to be badass.

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** Likewise, in ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorAirborne'', the Mini-Boss-like Panzergrenadiers (guys with rocket launchers) and Nazi Storm Elites (guys with heavy body armor wielding MG42 machine gun turrets as portable weapons!) weapons!). The former is justified in that they wear the masks to protect themselves from their launchers' backblast and flash, but the latter wear gas masks for no apparent reason other than to signal that they're supposed to be badass.
10th Jan '17 6:56:22 AM erforce
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** Likewise, in ''Medal of Honor: Airborne'', the Mini-Boss-like Panzergrenadiers (guys with rocket launchers) and Nazi Storm Elites (guys with heavy body armor wielding MG42 machine gun turrets as portable weapons!) wear gas masks for no apparent reason other than to signal that they're supposed to be badass.
** ''Medal of Honor: Allied Assault'' has a rare [[JustifiedTrope justified example]]: the only soldiers wearing gas masks are the ones guarding the interior of the mustard gas factory in the game's final mission.

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** Likewise, in ''Medal of Honor: Airborne'', ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorAirborne'', the Mini-Boss-like Panzergrenadiers (guys with rocket launchers) and Nazi Storm Elites (guys with heavy body armor wielding MG42 machine gun turrets as portable weapons!) wear gas masks for no apparent reason other than to signal that they're supposed to be badass.
** ''Medal of Honor: Allied Assault'' ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorAlliedAssault'' has a rare [[JustifiedTrope justified example]]: the only soldiers wearing gas masks are the ones guarding the interior of the mustard gas factory in the game's final mission.
10th Jan '17 4:01:31 AM PaulA
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* ''Film/FlashGordon'' (1980). The soldiers in Ming's palace.

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* ''Film/FlashGordon'' ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' (1980). The soldiers in Ming's palace.
1st Dec '16 10:13:24 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** Actual gas mask-masked potentially hostile folks show up in [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas the Mojave Wasteland]], but the Veteran Rangers have that same "too good to really be called mooks" thing as mentioned above and, to a person working for the NCR, are a generally good group.

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** Actual gas mask-masked potentially hostile folks show up in [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas the Mojave Wasteland]], but the Veteran Rangers have that same "too good to really be called mooks" thing as mentioned above and, to a person working for the NCR, are a generally good group. Their armor used to belong to a group called the Desert Rangers who acted as vigilantes in the Mojave Wasteland. Their armor was scavenged from Pre-War Riot armor, the being being [[http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Elite_riot_gear Elite Riot Gear]].



*** Also, the Lobotomites from ''Old World Blues''. They may seem like mindless cybernetic zombies at first, but they can both dish out damage and take it, and are quite accurate with firearms.

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*** Also, the Lobotomites from ''Old World Blues''. They may seem like mindless cybernetic zombies at first, but they can both dish out damage and take it, and are quite accurate with firearms. The Courier can take their masks to get a +2 to Damage Resistance at the expense of -2 Intelligence, for some reason...
1st Dec '16 10:06:16 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** The XOF troops in the beginning ''Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain'' are wearing gas masks with large oxygen tanks on their backs because they're storming a burning building.

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** The XOF troops in the beginning ''Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain'' are wearing gas masks with large oxygen tanks on their backs because they're storming a burning building. In the same game Tretij Rebenok [[spoiler: a.k.a. Psycho Mantis]] wears a gas mask with a prominent filter at the front.
1st Dec '16 9:41:06 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade'' has the Kerberos police unit who wear gas masks who's eyes glow a fearsome red. Befitting an elite police force their Protect-Gear armor protects them from gunfire and explosives and they carry heavy weaponry to deal with any criminal or terrorist that stand in their way.



* Lampshaded in ''VideoGame/{{Manhunt}}'', as the Cerberus guards wear them, but [[NoPeripheralVision complain about not being able to see]].

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* Lampshaded in ''VideoGame/{{Manhunt}}'', as the Cerberus guards wear them, but [[NoPeripheralVision complain about not being able to see]]. The Cerberus guards also seem to be heavily based on the [[Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade Kerberous forces]].
27th Nov '16 3:05:56 PM SmoCro
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*** The Americans even brought some gas with them to Europe. Just in Case. Unfortunately the ship it was transported on, the USS John Harvey, got bombed while anchored in the Italian harbor of Bari. The results underlined again why nobody wanted that stuff used.
12th Nov '16 7:43:25 PM maxwellsilver
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* In the Disney animated feature ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', the villain's loyal mooks wore gas masks throughout the entire film (even though it's set in 1914 -- ''before gas warfare was actually used''). Likely reasons include ease of animation and dehumanization to make them acceptable casualties. (Plus, while gas warfare wasn't used, running into gas pockets was a likely hazard).[[note]]Gas had not been deployed as a weapon yet, but the concept of a gas mask [[OlderThanTheyThink dates back to the 9th century]]. A gas mask was patented in America in 1849 by Lewis Haslett, for filtering dust, while Garrett A. Morgan invented a gas mask in 1912 that proved useful for gas/smoke-filled environments.[[/note]]

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* In the Disney animated feature ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', the villain's loyal mooks wore gas masks throughout the entire film (even though it's set in 1914 -- ''before gas warfare was actually used''). Likely reasons include ease of animation and dehumanization to make them acceptable casualties. (Plus, while gas warfare wasn't used, running into gas pockets was a likely hazard).[[note]]Gas had not been deployed as a weapon yet, but the concept of a gas mask [[OlderThanTheyThink dates back to the 9th century]].century. A gas mask was patented in America in 1849 by Lewis Haslett, for filtering dust, while Garrett A. Morgan invented a gas mask in 1912 that proved useful for gas/smoke-filled environments. Additionally, chemical warfare did exist as a concept by 1914, being outlawed in the Hague Conventions of 1907.[[/note]]



* The eponymous soldiers of ''The Kerberos Saga'' (which spans multiple media but is included here due to the AdaptationDisplacement of ''Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade'') are an aversion of the "mook" half of this trope, as an attentive viewer will notice that A) every single brigade member has a distinct personality and backstory, B) [[HumansAreBastards the inhumanity given to them by their status as "dogs" is often implied to make them morally superior to humans]], and C) [[MaskPower no troopers ever die in the series while their mask is still on.]].

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* The eponymous soldiers of ''The Kerberos Saga'' (which spans multiple media but is included here due to the AdaptationDisplacement of ''Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade'') are an aversion of the "mook" half of this trope, as an attentive viewer will notice that A) every single brigade member has a distinct personality and backstory, B) [[HumansAreBastards the inhumanity given to them by their status as "dogs" is often implied to make them morally superior to humans]], humans, and C) [[MaskPower no troopers ever die in the series while their mask is still on.]].on..
20th Aug '16 12:04:38 AM foxley
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* In ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'', Mr Fix's hit squad wear black armour with helmets and full face masks including respirators.
12th Aug '16 4:26:36 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Justified in the ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' series, where the grunts are methane breathers and require respirators in oxygen atmospheres. Inversed as well, as they are the weakest mooks. The Heretic Elites wear gas masks as well, although the Covenant Elites don't use them in the same environment (the gas giant Threshold).

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* Justified in the ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series, where the grunts Grunts are methane breathers and require respirators in oxygen atmospheres. Inversed Inverted as well, as they are the weakest mooks. The Heretic Elites in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' wear gas masks as well, although the Covenant Elites sent to fight them don't use wear them despite being (obviously) in the same environment (the gas giant Threshold).
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