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18th Sep '17 7:32:18 PM Pichu-kun
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* [[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.

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* [[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.
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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 one of the ''Manga/DeathNote Relight'' specials a shinigami, [[spoiler:possibly Light Yagami]], is seen (pictured above) with goggles when he doesn't even have any eyes!

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'':
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In one of the ''Manga/DeathNote ''Death Note Relight'' specials a shinigami, [[spoiler:possibly Light Yagami]], is seen (pictured above) with goggles when he doesn't even have any eyes!



* Yuuno's side-pouch in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', which we never see him use. [[http://ashitahadocchida.sakura.ne.jp/top.html Some]] FanWebComics (Omake (?)) [[http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/653/bangai07rm2.jpg have made speculations on what he places in there]]. Arnage actually has redundant goggles.

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* Yuuno's side-pouch in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', which we never see him use. [[http://ashitahadocchida.sakura.ne.jp/top.html Some]] FanWebComics (Omake (?)) [[http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/653/bangai07rm2.jpg have made speculations on what he places in there]]. Arnage actually has redundant goggles.



* In the early design stages for ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', the titular character was also supposed to wear a pair of useless goggles. However, the artist found goggles too hard to draw, and so replaced it with a headband after the first few issues. Attention is called to it, as one of Naruto's mentors notes he's wearing the goggles as a replacement for the {{hachimaki}} actual ninja wear; it's taken as a sign of his immaturity.
** In the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen original one-shot]], the goggles weren't useless; he wears them when riding his motorcycle. The goggles in the first few chapters of the series proper were a holdover from that one-shot.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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In the early design stages for ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', stages, the titular character was also supposed to wear a pair of useless goggles. However, the artist found goggles too hard to draw, and so replaced it with a headband after the first few issues. Attention is called to it, as one of Naruto's mentors notes he's wearing the goggles as a replacement for the {{hachimaki}} actual ninja wear; it's taken as a sign of his immaturity.
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immaturity. In the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen original one-shot]], the goggles weren't useless; he wears them when riding his motorcycle. The goggles in the first few chapters of the series proper were a holdover from that one-shot.



* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': The first noticeable difference between Gold and the male PC for the second generation games.

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* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'': The first noticeable difference between Gold and the male PC for the second generation games.games is that Gold wears goggles and Ethan doesn't. Occasionally, Gold ''does'' wear his goggles though.



* The protagonist, Simon, in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' averts this trope by actually wearing his goggles to protect his eyes and provide illumination while digging underground tunnels. It is worth mentioning, however, that Simon wears the goggles on his forehead at all times, even when not underground, and even [[spoiler:in space]]. He is also the only one to wear them even though he is by no means the only one who digs tunnels.

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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'':
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The protagonist, Simon, in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' averts this trope by actually wearing his goggles to protect his eyes and provide illumination while digging underground tunnels. It is worth mentioning, however, that Simon wears the goggles on his forehead at all times, even when not underground, and even [[spoiler:in space]]. He is also the only one to wear them even though he is by no means the only one who digs tunnels.



* TheProtagonist from ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', Yuya Sakaki 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.

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* TheProtagonist from ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'':
** TheProtagonist,
Yuya Sakaki 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.


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* Sock from ''Webcomic/WelcomeToHell'' wears goggles on top of his hat for apparently aesthetic reasons, even as a demon.
7th Jun '17 10:21:05 AM naturalironist
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* For some time, Drew Carey's glasses were only a prop and did not actually correct his vision; he had eye surgery and didn't need glasses. They're bifocals now, though.
** They did however serve a subtle [[GeniusBonus subtextual purpose]] : stating that Drew Carey once was a Marine. He only wore [=BCGs=] - the heavy-duty, wide plastic glasses (formerly) issued by the military. Supposedly ugly enough to serve as Birth Control, hence the acronym.
** Drew also mentioned that his on-screen glasses served a useful purpose as a decoy - he was [[ClarkKenting rarely recognized on the street without them]].



* In certain accessory stores, such as Claire's or Icing, it is possible to buy rectangular-lensed, black-and-neon-framed {{nerd}}-looking glasses that do nothing. In fact, because real glasses dirty so easily, unless the buyer polishes them almost constantly they'll partially ''obscure'' her vision. Some people actually wear these spectacle frames without any lens because of the last sentence.



* Many blind people wear sunglasses. Depending on the cause of the blindness, this is often so other people can't see their eyes, for reasons ranging from self-consciousness about not being able to control the direction they're "looking," to not wishing to alarm or distract people. Some blind people have perfectly normal and functional eyes, but just can't receive the signals. Other blind or extremely nearsighted people are light sensitive. To avoid actually damaging their eyes from the sun, they wear sunglasses or tinted lenses.
14th May '17 8:40:06 AM Khathi
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* 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).

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* 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 goggles, although that raises the question of why more characters don't wear them).them, as only Hange is shown to wear them more-or-less regularly and she wears glasses anyway.
7th May '17 7:47:12 AM Khathi
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* People's Liberation Army Marine Corps. Never were they once shown wearing their standard issue goggles over their eyes [[http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l597/Cifyra/PLA/PLAN/U135P200T1D207292F16DT20081225172132.jpg]], even when they require eye protection they wear their own, leaving the issued goggles on their helmets/tuques. [[http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l597/Cifyra/PLA/PLAN/ChinesePeoplesLiberationArmySpecialOperationsForcesNavalZhnggutzhngbdunavaltype054a521abcgulfofadenantipiracypatrol9.jpg]] Can be justified by the same reasons as the American army example above.

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* ** People's Liberation Army Marine Corps. Never were they once shown wearing their standard issue goggles over their eyes [[http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l597/Cifyra/PLA/PLAN/U135P200T1D207292F16DT20081225172132.jpg]], even when they require eye protection they wear their own, leaving the issued goggles on their helmets/tuques. [[http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l597/Cifyra/PLA/PLAN/ChinesePeoplesLiberationArmySpecialOperationsForcesNavalZhnggutzhngbdunavaltype054a521abcgulfofadenantipiracypatrol9.jpg]] Can be justified by the same reasons as the American army example above.above.
** Ditto for the Russian Army, which has lead to the oft-asked question why they wear them at all, if they're not going to use them, even in the cases where this would be obviously useful, like for [[https://photos.smugmug.com/Military/Victory-Day-Rehearsal-in-Moscow-27April2017/i-mWZqrFS/0/25b66a6a/X3/NightRehearsal270417-18-X3.jpg tankers driving over the wet streets "unbuttoned"]]. In that case at least, the goggles could be used any moment, the infantry, OTOH, seems to never even take the goggles out of their cloth cases, [[https://youtu.be/cNIcqY9gJms like in this training video]].
4th May '17 4:06:30 AM Siempie
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* ''Westernanimation/StevenUniverse'': Peridot's visor seems to lack any purpose beside aesthetics. It's gotten to the point that, whenever she works with something that ''would'' require safety goggles, she puts a pair on ''[[http://68.media.tumblr.com/c0b8612645315a89a984548bbc52d78a/tumblr_okxq5y9qBR1vtvf5jo1_r1_540.gif over her visor]]''.
25th Apr '17 4:13:50 AM Roo
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* In the AnimatedAdaptation of Discworld/WyrdSisters, Granny Weatherwax inexplicably has a pair of goggles strapped to her pointy hat. The trope is later subverted, though: on the scenes when she goes broomstick-flying, she wears the goggles to protect her eyes.
12th Apr '17 1:22:16 AM Rorosilky5
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* In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik wears not only goggles that never leave the top of his head, but also spectacles. So he couldn't wear his goggles even if he wanted to. The only time he actually wears his goggles in one scene in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', where he dons them for dramatic purposes. Of course, they're back on top of his head in all of the scenes immediately following. Being the MadScientist he is, Robotnik probably uses them when welding his MechaMooks together... it's just that we never ''see'' him doing it.
* The Heroes in ''VideoGame/SonicRiders'' wear goggles even before they know they're going to compete in a hoverboard competition, and once they start competing, they never put their goggles over their eyes. This isn't so for the antagonistic Babylon Rogues. Amusingly, in addition to not being used, their sunglasses/goggles are far too small to actually ''be'' worn.
* There are goggle sprites in the original ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Sonic the Hedgehog]]''. See them [[http://info.sonicretro.org/Game_Secrets:Sonic_the_Hedgehog_%2816-bit%29 here]]. They were [[DummiedOut removed from the game]] before being programmed to do anything. It's speculated that they were intended to be SCUBA gear.

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In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik wears not only goggles that never leave the top of his head, but also spectacles. So he couldn't wear his goggles even if he wanted to. The only time he actually wears his goggles in one scene in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', where he dons them for dramatic purposes. Of course, they're back on top of his head in all of the scenes immediately following. Being the MadScientist he is, Robotnik probably uses them when welding his MechaMooks together... it's just that we never ''see'' him doing it.
* ** The Heroes in ''VideoGame/SonicRiders'' wear goggles even before they know they're going to compete in a hoverboard competition, and once they start competing, they never put their goggles over their eyes. This isn't so for the antagonistic Babylon Rogues. Amusingly, in addition to not being used, their sunglasses/goggles are far too small to actually ''be'' worn.
* ** There are goggle sprites in the original ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Sonic the Hedgehog]]''. See them [[http://info.sonicretro.org/Game_Secrets:Sonic_the_Hedgehog_%2816-bit%29 here]]. They were [[DummiedOut removed from the game]] before being programmed to do anything. It's speculated that they were intended to be SCUBA gear.


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* ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'': The titular pink puff gains a headgear containing goggles upon taking the Robobot Armor for himself. However, for some odd reason, he refuses to wear them on his face.
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.
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