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5th Feb '17 5:19:34 PM TheBigBopper
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* TheProtagonist from ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', Yuya Sakaki subverts this trope. Aside, he uses them to hide his feelings, they protect his eyes when he is riding into bushes, puddings or other nasty things. In the Synchro Arc, he uses his goggles whenever he is in a Riding Duel.
** Subverted with Yuto in his first appearance. They protect him from flying debris, but they break. After that, he ditches them since his next appearance.

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* TheProtagonist from ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', Yuya Sakaki subverts averts this trope. Aside, he uses them to hide his feelings, they protect his eyes when he is riding into bushes, puddings or other nasty things. In the Synchro Arc, he uses his goggles whenever he is in a Riding Duel.
** Subverted Averted with Yuto in his first appearance. They protect him from flying debris, but they break. After that, he ditches them since his next appearance.



* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'', both Raph and Mikey have sunglasses as part of their clothing, but both never use them. Mikey's don't even seem to be the same size as his face! Subverted with Donatello's high-tech scanners.

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* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'', both Raph and Mikey have sunglasses as part of their clothing, but both never use them. Mikey's don't even seem to be the same size as his face! Subverted Averted with Donatello's high-tech scanners.



* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' by Rex and Caesar, who use their respective goggles several times in situations where they are actually needed.

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* Subverted Averted in ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' by Rex and Caesar, who use their respective goggles several times in situations where they are actually needed.
5th Feb '17 5:17:04 PM TheBigBopper
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[[caption-width-right:225:What exactly are those supposed to protect?]]

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[[caption-width-right:225:What [[caption-width-right:225:If he's got no eyeballs, what exactly are those supposed to protect?]]
22nd Jan '17 4:53:24 PM Yuihime
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* Parodied in an occasion. Zoro was fighting Braham whose guns shoot bright flashes to blind his opponents from seeing the bullets. Believing that the goggles should protect his eyes so he can fight properly, he put them on, declaring that they would protect him from the flashes... then his opponent calmly pointed out that the goggles had no shades, rendering them useless for this fight.

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* ** Parodied in an occasion. Zoro was fighting Braham whose guns shoot bright flashes to blind his opponents from seeing the bullets. Believing that the goggles should protect his eyes so he can fight properly, he put them on, declaring that they would protect him from the flashes... then his opponent calmly pointed out that the goggles had no shades, rendering them useless for this fight.
22nd Jan '17 2:37:25 PM AsherTye
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* Bucky O'Hare, from the show of the same name, sported a pair of snazzy aviator goggles that seemed to serve no purpose other than to look cool. While he might be excused considering most of his adventures took place in space, the goggles stayed up even when he was piloting the Toad Croaker inside planetary atmospheres that had just been turned to swamps.
27th Dec '16 7:03:30 AM rafi
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* Basque Ohm from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Gundam 0083]]'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' literally wears goggles that seem to serve no purpose. However, it's possible that they cover an injury of some sort as it was hinted he was tortured by Zeon during the One Year War.



* Subverted in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. When the main form of combat is high-speed aerial acrobatics, goggles are pretty much the only way to keep from losing one's vision-correction apparatus. They also serve much in the same way as pilot's goggles (although that raises the question of why more characters don't wear them).
* [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Canada]] from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' sports a pair of goggles on his head in a few illustrations of his military uniform. Oddly enough, his brother America is the one who wears a uniform resembling that of a pilot, but only is drawn with goggles once or twice.
** Considering Canada's UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarII}}W2 role as the airplane manufacturing/flight training center for most of the British Empire and the fact that his uniform seems to include a parachute, he's probably a bombardier or navigator, so the goggles aren't totally superfluous.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'', Oshino Shinobu wears a motorcycle helmet and goggles, despite appearing to be maybe six or eight years old and spending most of her time sitting around in the shade.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Shiba Ganju was supposed to have goggles as part of his design, but Kubo lamented that he simply forgot to add them every time he drew the character. However, the goggles do appear on Ganjuu in some color spreads.
** Renji, meanwhile, likes wearing expensive sunglasses over his forehead tattoos, but are broken easily in fights. He substitutes a bandanna instead.
** A variation occurs in one of the anime omake: Tousen is seen using binoculars. This would be fine, except ''[[FridgeLogic TOUSEN IS BLIND.]]''



* ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'': Sailor V's mask is this. Unlike Manga/SailorMoon's similar mask in the manga it has no point aside from obscuring her face. When she becomes Sailor Venus she continues to wear it offscreen for a bit and during her introduction (probably so viewers/readers know that she and Sailor V are the same person) ditches it once she joins the team and her identity is never revealed due it.
* In early chapters of ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', Rosette wears a pair of goggles over her wimple. She uses them a grand total of once, while she and Chrono are on a plane and attempting to board an enemy's blimp. Chrono wears them, too, but it's the only time he's ever seen with goggles, and he takes his off once they make it in, but Rosette's stay on until she gets her militia outfit.



* Erwin in ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer''. Since her goggles are transparent, many viewers never notice them, and often fan artists and cosplayers leave them out. But since she is emulating UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel, listed below under Real Life, she does indeed have goggles on top of her hat the way Rommel did. However, she is never shown wearing them over her eyes.
* Basque Ohm from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Gundam 0083]]'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' literally wears goggles that seem to serve no purpose. However, it's possible that they cover an injury of some sort as it was hinted he was tortured by Zeon during the One Year War.
* Quatre Raberba Winner of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'' has a pair of goggles. The practical way to use them would be for crossing the desert - the only time he does wear them is inside his Gundam.
** Quatre's goggles are more for sentimental value; the prequel novel ''Episode Zero'' shows that they belonged to Rashid, leader of the Maganac Corps, and mark the young man as [[TrueCompanions one of them]], which makes the Maganacs the first real friends he ever had.
* Koga the {{Jerkass}} NobleDemon of ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' wears a sheathed sword that he never uses during battle. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d when he finally draws the thing to whack his way free of a demon's giant clutching hand. When [[ThoseTwoGuys his pair of loyal minions]] express surprise that he's never used the sword before, Koga admits [[CrowningMomentOfFunny he doesn't even know how to fight with it]]?he just took the sword off a corpse to carry [[RuleOfCool because he thought it would make him look cool]].



* Dominikov from ''Manga/MurderPrincess''. Come to think of it, he kinda resembles a more [[http://www.nautiljon.com/images/perso/grandes/Murder_Princess/dominikov.jpg family-friendly]] version of the image up top.[[spoiler:.. [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v30/Kottke/Muir%20Woods/MurderPrincessep05b.jpg usually]] (he's the one on the right).]]



* ''Anime/OnePiece'':
* Parodied in an occasion. Zoro was fighting Braham whose guns shoot bright flashes to blind his opponents from seeing the bullets. Believing that the goggles should protect his eyes so he can fight properly, he put them on, declaring that they would protect him from the flashes... then his opponent calmly pointed out that the goggles had no shades, rendering them useless for this fight.
** Captain Eustass Kid however wears raised goggles as part of his normal fashion.
** Wanze of Cipher Pol. is a chef who wears googles on his forehead. In an SBS question corner, the author said that they were to prevent him form crying when he chops onions. In response to another reader's statement that onions irritate the nose to cause tears, Oda said that Wanze [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual sticks them in his nostrils]].



* GadgeteerGenius Heihachi of ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'' always wears a "pilot's helmet" on his head, which has goggles on it, which he never has over his eyes (which are [[EyesAlwaysShut always closed anyway]]). He's shown actually wearing the goggles in one episode during a heavy rain storm, but it still doesn't explain the pilot's hat though.



* In early chapters of ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', Rosette wears a pair of goggles over her wimple. She uses them a grand total of once, while she and Chrono are on a plane and attempting to board an enemy's blimp. Chrono wears them, too, but it's the only time he's ever seen with goggles, and he takes his off once they make it in, but Rosette's stay on until she gets her militia outfit.
* Koga the {{Jerkass}} NobleDemon of ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' wears a sheathed sword that he never uses during battle. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d when he finally draws the thing to whack his way free of a demon's giant clutching hand. When [[ThoseTwoGuys his pair of loyal minions]] express surprise that he's never used the sword before, Koga admits [[CrowningMomentOfFunny he doesn't even know how to fight with it]]?he just took the sword off a corpse to carry [[RuleOfCool because he thought it would make him look cool]].
* Shiba Ganju of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' was supposed to have goggles as part of his design, but Kubo lamented that he simply forgot to add them every time he drew the character. However, the goggles do appear on Ganjuu in some color spreads.
** Renji, meanwhile, likes wearing expensive sunglasses over his forehead tattoos, but are broken easily in fights. He substitutes a bandanna instead.
** A variation occurs in one of the anime omake: Tousen is seen using binoculars. This would be fine, except ''[[FridgeLogic TOUSEN IS BLIND.]]''
* ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'': Sailor V's mask is this. Unlike Manga/SailorMoon's similar mask in the manga it has no point aside from obscuring her face. When she becomes Sailor Venus she continues to wear it offscreen for a bit and during her introduction (probably so viewers/readers know that she and Sailor V are the same person) ditches it once she joins the team and her identity is never revealed due it.
* Dominikov from ''Manga/MurderPrincess''. Come to think of it, he kinda resembles a more [[http://www.nautiljon.com/images/perso/grandes/Murder_Princess/dominikov.jpg family-friendly]] version of the image up top.[[spoiler:.. [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v30/Kottke/Muir%20Woods/MurderPrincessep05b.jpg usually]] (he's the one on the right).]]
* Parodied in ''Anime/OnePiece''. Zoro was fighting Braham whose guns shoot bright flashes to blind his opponents from seeing the bullets. Believing that the goggles should protect his eyes so he can fight properly, he put them on, declaring that they would protect him from the flashes... then his opponent calmly pointed out that the goggles had no shades, rendering them useless for this fight.
** Captain Eustass Kid however wears raised goggles as part of his normal fashion.
** Wanze of Cipher Pol. is a chef who wears googles on his forehead. In an SBS question corner, the author said that they were to prevent him form crying when he chops onions. In response to another reader's statement that onions irritate the nose to cause tears, Oda said that Wanze [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual sticks them in his nostrils]].
* Quatre Raberba Winner of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' has a pair of goggles. The practical way to use them would be for crossing the desert - the only time he does wear them is inside his Gundam.
** Quatre's goggles are more for sentimental value; the prequel novel ''Episode Zero'' shows that they belonged to Rashid, leader of the Maganac Corps, and mark the young man as [[TrueCompanions one of them]], which makes the Maganacs the first real friends he ever had.
* GadgeteerGenius Heihachi of ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'' always wears a "pilot's helmet" on his head, which has goggles on it, which he never has over his eyes (which are [[EyesAlwaysShut always closed anyway]]). He's shown actually wearing the goggles in one episode during a heavy rain storm, but it still doesn't explain the pilot's hat though.



* In ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'', Oshino Shinobu wears a motorcycle helmet and goggles, despite appearing to be maybe six or eight years old and spending most of her time sitting around in the shade.
* [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Canada]] from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' sports a pair of goggles on his head in a few illustrations of his military uniform. Oddly enough, his brother America is the one who wears a uniform resembling that of a pilot, but only is drawn with goggles once or twice.
** Considering Canada's UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarII}}W2 role as the airplane manufacturing/flight training center for most of the British Empire and the fact that his uniform seems to include a parachute, he's probably a bombardier or navigator, so the goggles aren't totally superfluous.



* Subverted in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. When the main form of combat is high-speed aerial acrobatics, goggles are pretty much the only way to keep from losing one's vision-correction apparatus. They also serve much in the same way as pilot's goggles (although that raises the question of why more characters don't wear them).
* Erwin in ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer''. Since her goggles are transparent, many viewers never notice them, and often fan artists and cosplayers leave them out. But since she is emulating UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel, listed below under Real Life, she does indeed have goggles on top of her hat the way Rommel did. However, she is never shown wearing them over her eyes.



* ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'': Jack always wears a pair of pilot goggles, but they are more for the show than anything else. In episode 23 and 24 he briefly uses them as protection during a blizzard, but the other characters (who don't have goggles or any other form of eye protection) don't seem bothered by the snow either.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'': Both Monterey Jack and Gadget wear goggles on their head as part of their normal outfit, but rarely (as in, maybe once or twice ever) wear them over their eyes. This despite the fact that they fly around in a high-speed air vehicle without a windscreen all the time. Once Monterey wore his normal flightcap goggles on his head and a ''second'' pair actually over his eyes.
* ''WesternAnimation/DexHamiltonAlienEntomologist'': Jenny, Zap and Tung all wear goggles. Jenny and Zap never wear them over their eyes, while Tung never takes his off his eyes.



* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is a line from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juFZh92MUOY Rainier Wolfcastle acting the lead role in the Radioactive Man movie]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Note that in this case the goggles were ''supposed'' to do something, they just didn't work.
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' with the "future" gear of "A Sitch In Time". The "future hat" also does nothing.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' by Rex and Caesar, who use their respective goggles several times in situations where they are actually needed.



* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' by Rex and Caesar, who use their respective goggles several times in situations where they are actually needed.
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' with the "future" gear of "A Sitch In Time". The "future hat" also does nothing.
* The kiwi from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kiwi}}'' dons a pair of pilots goggles before jumping off the cliff. ''But he doesn't ever use them.''



* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is a line from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juFZh92MUOY Rainier Wolfcastle acting the lead role in the Radioactive Man movie]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Note that in this case the goggles were ''supposed'' to do something, they just didn't work.
* Unlike his teammates who has [[OneWayVisor helmet visors]] Air Enforcer of the ''WesternAnimation/SkysurferStrikeForce'' has goggles that even in mid-flight he never uses.
* Hera Syndulla of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' has a pilot's headgear and goggles [[FridgeLogic despite the fact that her cockpit is shielded against the vacuum of space, which has no wind to begin with]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', it's not really clear why Terra wears goggles. She rarely uses them and they look more like swim goggles than anything. Also, her power involves controlling rocks, which the goggles wouldn't protect against anyway. When she [[NotQuiteFlight rides a rock as she levitates it]], the goggles may protect against the wind. They may also protect against dust and dirt that get flung around when she moves rocks.



* The kiwi from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kiwi}}'' dons a pair of pilots goggles before jumping off the cliff. ''But he doesn't ever use them.''
* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'': Both Monterey Jack and Gadget wear goggles on their head as part of their normal outfit, but rarely (as in, maybe once or twice ever) wear them over their eyes. This despite the fact that they fly around in a high-speed air vehicle without a windscreen all the time. Once Monterey wore his normal flightcap goggles on his head and a ''second'' pair actually over his eyes.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', it's not really clear why Terra wears goggles. She rarely uses them and they look more like swim goggles than anything. Also, her power involves controlling rocks, which the goggles wouldn't protect against anyway. When she [[NotQuiteFlight rides a rock as she levitates it]], the goggles may protect against the wind. They may also protect against dust and dirt that get flung around when she moves rocks.



* Unlike his teammates who has [[OneWayVisor helmet visors]] Air Enforcer of the ''WesternAnimation/SkysurferStrikeForce'' has goggles that even in mid-flight he never uses.
* ''WesternAnimation/DexHamiltonAlienEntomologist'': Jenny, Zap and Tung all wear goggles. Jenny and Zap never wear them over their eyes, while Tung never takes his off his eyes.
* Hera Syndulla of ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Star Wars Rebels]]'' has a pilot's headgear and goggles [[FridgeLogic despite the fact that her cockpit is shielded against the vacuum of space, which has no wind to begin with]].
* ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'': Jack always wears a pair of pilot goggles, but they are more for the show than anything else. In episode 23 and 24 he briefly uses them as protection during a blizzard, but the other characters (who don't have goggles or any other form of eye protection) don't seem bothered by the snow either.
27th Dec '16 6:54:58 AM rainbowdash59
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* In ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', Cid and Goofy wear goggls. Though it's possible that Cid may use the goggles while working on Gummi ships, it's hard to imagine what use they would serve for a Captain of the Guard who uses shields as weapons.

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* In ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', Cid and Goofy wear goggls.goggles. Though it's possible that Cid may use the goggles while working on Gummi ships, it's hard to imagine what use they would serve for a Captain of the Guard who uses shields as weapons.
27th Dec '16 6:47:28 AM rainbowdash59
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* TheProtagonist from ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', Yuya Sakaki subverts this trope. Aside, he uses them to hide his feelings, they protect his eyes when he is riding into bushes, puddings or other nasty thigns. In the Synchro Arc, he uses his goggles whenever he is in a Riding Duel.

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* TheProtagonist from ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', Yuya Sakaki subverts this trope. Aside, he uses them to hide his feelings, they protect his eyes when he is riding into bushes, puddings or other nasty thigns.things. In the Synchro Arc, he uses his goggles whenever he is in a Riding Duel.
19th Dec '16 4:19:53 PM KEVP
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* Erwin in ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer''. Since her goggles are transparent, many viewers never notice them, and often fan artists and cosplayers leave them out. But since she is emulating UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel, listed below under Real Life, she does indeed have goggles on top of her hat the way Rommel did. However, she is never shown wearing them over her eyes.
19th Dec '16 1:15:35 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''WesternAnimation/BuBumLaStradaVersoCasa'': Jack always wears a pair of pilot goggles, but they are more for the show than anything else. In episode 23 he briefly uses them as protection during a blizzard, but the other characters (who don't have goggles or any other form of eye protection) don't seem bothered by the snow either.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BuBumLaStradaVersoCasa'': ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'': Jack always wears a pair of pilot goggles, but they are more for the show than anything else. In episode 23 and 24 he briefly uses them as protection during a blizzard, but the other characters (who don't have goggles or any other form of eye protection) don't seem bothered by the snow either.
1st Dec '16 12:08:40 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''WesternAnimation/BuBumLaStradaVersoCasa'': Jack always wears a pair of pilot goggles, but they are more for the show than anything else. In episode 23 he briefly uses them as protection during a blizzard, but the other characters (who don't have goggles or any other form of eye protection) don't seem bothered by the snow either.
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