History Main / HelmetsAreHArdlyHeroic

17th Apr '18 4:35:09 PM kbissett
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* Averted to the level of being a defining character trait with ''2000 AD'''s ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd''. The only time he's ever been seen without a helmet is when he was mutilated beyond recognition. However, other Judges do take their helmets off occassionally, particulary the female ones. Psi-Judges in particular tend to avert wearing helmets so it doesn't interfere with their psychic abilities.

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* Averted to the level of being a defining character trait with ''2000 AD'''s ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd''. The only time he's ever been seen without a helmet is when he was mutilated beyond recognition.recognition (and one incident where he'd undergone cosmetic surgery to look like someone else in order to trick a suspect into a confession). However, other Judges do take their helmets off occassionally, particulary the female ones. Psi-Judges in particular tend to avert wearing helmets so it doesn't interfere with their psychic abilities.
7th Apr '18 4:56:30 PM nombretomado
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* An {{egregious}} example is the end of ''Film/BatmanReturns'' where the Dark Knight actually ''tears the rigid plastic neck'' of his batsuit in order to remove the headpiece which was not designed to be removed without taking off the upper part of the suit. The suit, by the way, was already established to be bulletproof body armor. This leads to the question of how he gets the headpiece on in the first place. In general, Batman never sports his IrislessEyemaskOfMystery in any of his movies (or the [[Series/{{Batman}} live-action series]]) because it makes it too difficult for the actors to emote.

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* An {{egregious}} {{JustForFun/egregious}} example is the end of ''Film/BatmanReturns'' where the Dark Knight actually ''tears the rigid plastic neck'' of his batsuit in order to remove the headpiece which was not designed to be removed without taking off the upper part of the suit. The suit, by the way, was already established to be bulletproof body armor. This leads to the question of how he gets the headpiece on in the first place. In general, Batman never sports his IrislessEyemaskOfMystery in any of his movies (or the [[Series/{{Batman}} live-action series]]) because it makes it too difficult for the actors to emote.
3rd Apr '18 5:39:33 PM Hobbie
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* Averted in both ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'' and ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': The most recognizable "face" of the game is a knight wearing a Fluted Helmet (Demon's Souls) or an Elite Knight Helmet (Dark Souls). It also helps that both of them are CoolHelmet, not to mention that, since a lot of players play in [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Undead]] state, seeing your character's emaciated face without a helmet on can be... slightly [[UncannyValley jarring]].

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* Averted in both ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'' and ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': The most recognizable "face" of the game is a knight wearing a Fluted Helmet (Demon's Souls) or Souls), an Elite Knight Helmet (Dark Souls). Souls), a Faraam Helm (Dark Souls 2), or the Firelink Helm (Dark Souls 3). It also helps that both all of them are CoolHelmet, [[CoolHelmet Cool Helmets]], not to mention that, since a lot of players play in [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Undead]] state, seeing your character's emaciated face without a helmet on can be... slightly [[UncannyValley jarring]].
23rd Mar '18 8:17:28 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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[[caption-width-right:350:"WHERE'S MY HELMET!?" is not what he's yelling, though it probably should be.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"WHERE'S [[caption-width-right:350:"[[Machinima/FreemansMind WHERE'S MY HELMET!?" HELMET!?]]" is not what he's yelling, though it probably should be.]]




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* Also complaining about the HEV's lack of head protection is Gordon Freeman from ''Machinim/FreemansMind'', who thinks a helmet would be very useful for the various hazards he has to face escaping from Black Mesa, and his bemoaning not having one is a RunningGag.
15th Mar '18 7:48:54 AM gadeel
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* As ArmorIsUseless is greatly averted in ''VideoGame/KingdomComeDeliverance'', so to is this trope. Soldiers, mercenaries, knights and such will usually have some form of head protection and it's usually poor highwaymen or their like that lack them. As such, it's best for Henry to have his own so he won't be in danger from overhead strikes.

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* As ArmorIsUseless is greatly averted hard in ''VideoGame/KingdomComeDeliverance'', so to is this trope. Soldiers, trope. A good blow to an unarmored head can easily end a fight in an instant, hence why it's best for Henry to have his own. Where enemies are concerned, soldiers, mercenaries, knights and such will usually have some form of head protection and it's usually poor thus are that much harder to kill while poorer highwaymen or their like and bandits that lack them. As such, it's best for Henry to have his own so he won't be in danger from overhead strikes.them are easy pickings.
14th Mar '18 6:58:19 PM gadeel
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* As ArmorIsUseless is greatly averted in ''VideoGame/KingdomComeDeliverance'', so to is this trope. Soldiers, mercenaries, knights and such will usually have some form of head protection and it's usually poor highwaymen or their like that lack them. As such, it's best for Henry to have his own so he won't be in danger from overhead strikes.
10th Mar '18 5:11:10 PM CashSloth
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' animated short, ''Honor and Glory'' reveals that [[BoisterousBruiser Reinhardt]] was guilty of this in his younger days as a crusader because he loved the feeling of the wind in his hair. Unfortunately for him, it was this same way of thinking that led to an omnic [[RealityEnsues blinding]] [[EyeScream his left eye]] with a LaserBlade.
7th Mar '18 8:59:51 AM Schol-R-LEA
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* When the Brody helmet (the British 'tin hat' helmet) was introduced in 1915 (as protection from shrapnel shells detonating over the trenches), there was a lot of skepticism and dismissal of the idea, in part because it was seen as an archaism that was pointless on the modern battlefield (because it couldn't deflect bullets, which were still seen as the more significant threat). This conclusion seemed at first to be confirmed when there was an increased rate of reported head injuries, until it was noticed that it actually reflected an increase in the number of Tommies who ''survived'' head wounds long enough to get to an aid station (whereas in-field fatalities generally didn't get the cause of death listed). After that, the objections generally vanished. Similar disputes, and results, were seen with the French Adrian helmet (which became the common helmet design across most of Europe in various forms, with even some of the Central Powers adopting it) and the German stahlhelm (the famous 'coal scuttle' helmet) when they were introduced.

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* When the Brody helmet (the British 'tin hat' helmet) was introduced in 1915 (as protection from shrapnel shells detonating over the trenches), there was a lot of skepticism and dismissal of the idea, in part because it was seen as an archaism that was pointless on the modern battlefield (because it couldn't deflect bullets, which were still seen as the more significant threat). This conclusion seemed at first to be confirmed when there was an increased rate of reported head injuries, until it was noticed that it actually reflected an increase in the number of Tommies who ''survived'' head wounds long enough to get to an aid station (whereas in-field fatalities generally didn't get the cause of death listed). After that, the objections generally vanished. Similar disputes, and results, were seen with the French Adrian helmet (which became the common helmet design across most of Europe in various forms, with even some one of the Central Powers Powers, Austria-Hungary, adopting a design based on it) and the German stahlhelm (the famous 'coal scuttle' helmet) when they were introduced.
7th Mar '18 8:55:45 AM Schol-R-LEA
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* When the Brody helmet (the British 'tin hat' helmet) was introduced in 1915 (as protection from shrapnel shells detonating over the trenches), there was a lot of skepticism and dismissal of the idea, in part because it was seen as an archaism that was pointless on the modern battlefield (because it couldn't deflect bullets, which were still seen as the more significant threat). This conclusion seemed at first to be confirmed when there was an increased rate of reported head injuries, until it was noticed that it actually reflected a increasing in the number of Tommies ''surviving'' head wounds (whereas fatalities generally didn't get the cause of death listed). After that, the objections generally vanished. Similar disputes, and results, were seen with the French Adrian helmet (which became the common helmet design across most of Europe in various forms, with even some of the Central Powers adopting it) and the German stahlhelm (the famous 'coal scuttle' helmet) when they were introduced.

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* When the Brody helmet (the British 'tin hat' helmet) was introduced in 1915 (as protection from shrapnel shells detonating over the trenches), there was a lot of skepticism and dismissal of the idea, in part because it was seen as an archaism that was pointless on the modern battlefield (because it couldn't deflect bullets, which were still seen as the more significant threat). This conclusion seemed at first to be confirmed when there was an increased rate of reported head injuries, until it was noticed that it actually reflected a increasing an increase in the number of Tommies ''surviving'' Tommies who ''survived'' head wounds long enough to get to an aid station (whereas in-field fatalities generally didn't get the cause of death listed). After that, the objections generally vanished. Similar disputes, and results, were seen with the French Adrian helmet (which became the common helmet design across most of Europe in various forms, with even some of the Central Powers adopting it) and the German stahlhelm (the famous 'coal scuttle' helmet) when they were introduced.
7th Mar '18 8:54:12 AM Schol-R-LEA
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* When the Brody helmet (the British 'tin hat' helmet) was introduced in 1915 (as protection from shrapnel shells detonating over the trenches), there was a lot of skepticism and dismissal of the idea, in part because it was seen as an archaism that was pointless on the modern battlefield (because it couldn't deflect bullets, which were still seen some as the more significant threat). This conclusion seemed at first to be confirmed when there was an increased rate of reported head injuries, until it was noticed that it actually reflected a increasing in the number of Tommies ''surviving'' head wounds (whereas fatalities generally didn't get the cause of death listed). After that, the objections generally vanished. Similar disputes, and results, were seen with the French Adrian helmet (which became the common helmet design across most of Europe in various forms, with even some of the Central Powers adopting it) and the German stahlhelm (the famous 'coal scuttle' helmet) when they were introduced.

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* When the Brody helmet (the British 'tin hat' helmet) was introduced in 1915 (as protection from shrapnel shells detonating over the trenches), there was a lot of skepticism and dismissal of the idea, in part because it was seen as an archaism that was pointless on the modern battlefield (because it couldn't deflect bullets, which were still seen some as the more significant threat). This conclusion seemed at first to be confirmed when there was an increased rate of reported head injuries, until it was noticed that it actually reflected a increasing in the number of Tommies ''surviving'' head wounds (whereas fatalities generally didn't get the cause of death listed). After that, the objections generally vanished. Similar disputes, and results, were seen with the French Adrian helmet (which became the common helmet design across most of Europe in various forms, with even some of the Central Powers adopting it) and the German stahlhelm (the famous 'coal scuttle' helmet) when they were introduced.
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