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18th Feb '17 10:55:08 AM caivu
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** [[Colony!Kate's]] uniform seems to lack a helmet.

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** [[Colony!Kate's]] [[spoiler:Colony!Kate's]] uniform seems to lack a helmet.
18th Feb '17 10:54:27 AM caivu
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* ''ComicBook/BatwomanRebirth'':
** A flashback of Kate sparring with her girlfriend Sophie shows that not only are the two fighting without boxing or MMA gloves, they also lack headgear and mouthguards.
** [[Colony!Kate's]] uniform seems to lack a helmet.
14th Feb '17 11:22:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''DarkAngel'', Max doesn't wear a helmet when she rides her motorcycle. The network tried to pressure the production staff into having her wear one, but they pointed out that Max was a NighInvulnerable SuperSoldier.

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* In ''DarkAngel'', ''Series/DarkAngel'', Max doesn't wear a helmet when she rides her motorcycle. The network tried to pressure the production staff into having her wear one, but they pointed out that Max was a NighInvulnerable SuperSoldier.
25th Jan '17 1:25:13 PM StFan
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* Averted in JohnBirmingham's ''Literature/AxisOfTime'' series. All Marines were helmets when going into battle. Those worn by "uptimers" (i.e. people from the 21st century) features networked [=HUDs=]. A "temp" (i.e. someone from the [=1940s=]) Marine is geared out as a 21st century Marine just before deploying in Australia to fight the Japanese. He removes his helmet, claiming that all the images in the HUD are giving him a headache (it's previously mentioned by ColonelBadass "Lonesome" Jones that it was thousands of hours of practice in order to get used to all the visual information). When told by [[HotScoop Julia Duffy]] (an "uptimer" reporter similarly geared out) that it's dangerous to go into battle without a helmet, he brushes her off. As soon as the doors open and he steps out, half of his head is blown off by shrapnel.

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* Averted in JohnBirmingham's Creator/JohnBirmingham's ''Literature/AxisOfTime'' series. All Marines were helmets when going into battle. Those worn by "uptimers" (i.e. people from the 21st century) features networked [=HUDs=]. A "temp" (i.e. someone from the [=1940s=]) Marine is geared out as a 21st century Marine just before deploying in Australia to fight the Japanese. He removes his helmet, claiming that all the images in the HUD are giving him a headache (it's previously mentioned by ColonelBadass "Lonesome" Jones that it was thousands of hours of practice in order to get used to all the visual information). When told by [[HotScoop Julia Duffy]] (an "uptimer" reporter similarly geared out) that it's dangerous to go into battle without a helmet, he brushes her off. As soon as the doors open and he steps out, half of his head is blown off by shrapnel.
24th Jan '17 9:22:50 AM gb00393
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** George R.R. Martin's commentary on the episode (see the [[Quotes/HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic quotes page]]) quickly becomes hilarious when the battle starts, as he hates this trope and refuses to let it go, even pointing out that Tyrion being the one main character to wear a helmet justifies his status as the smartest person on the show. He only removes it when he thinks they've won, which turns out to be a mistake when he is wounded in the face during a counterattack. George has noted at other times that it does get his goat, but on the other hand it's TV, and you have to see the actors.

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** *** George R.R. Martin's commentary on the episode (see the [[Quotes/HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic quotes page]]) quickly becomes hilarious when the battle starts, as he hates this trope and refuses to let it go, even pointing out that Tyrion being the one main character to wear a helmet justifies his status as the smartest person on the show. He only removes it when he thinks they've won, which turns out to be a mistake when he is wounded in the face during a counterattack. George has noted at other times that it does get his goat, but on the other hand it's TV, and you have to see the actors.
24th Jan '17 9:22:11 AM gb00393
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* On ''Series/GameOfThrones'', come the battle of the Blackwater, named characters like Stannis, the Hound, Lancel, and Joffrey go unhelmeted. Not entirely a use of this trope, and in Stannis and Joffrey's case this can be justified as them wanting their troops to see them to boost morale. (And Joffrey certainly has no intention of being anywhere near the actual battle.)

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* On ''Series/GameOfThrones'', come ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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the battle of the Blackwater, named characters like Stannis, the Hound, Lancel, and Joffrey go unhelmeted. Not entirely a use of this trope, and in Stannis and Joffrey's case this can be justified as them wanting their troops to see them to boost morale. (And Joffrey certainly has no intention of being anywhere near the actual battle.))
** George R.R. Martin's commentary on the episode (see the [[Quotes/HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic quotes page]]) quickly becomes hilarious when the battle starts, as he hates this trope and refuses to let it go, even pointing out that Tyrion being the one main character to wear a helmet justifies his status as the smartest person on the show. He only removes it when he thinks they've won, which turns out to be a mistake when he is wounded in the face during a counterattack. George has noted at other times that it does get his goat, but on the other hand it's TV, and you have to see the actors.



** George R.R. Martin's commentary on the episode (see the [[Quotes/HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic quotes page]]) quickly becomes hilarious when the battle starts, as he hates this trope and refuses to let it go, even pointing out that Tyrion being the one main character to wear a helmet justifies his status as the smartest person on the show. He's noted at other times that it does get his goat, but on the other hand it's TV, and you have to see the actors.


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** Janos Slynt wears the helmet of a Gold Cloak to remind the audience of his position, but his lacks the chainmail face-covering and is generally carried under his arm if he has any important dialogue. Once he's established as a lord, he ditches it completely.
** Grey Worm is introduced wearing the same helmet as the other Unsullied, but has not worn one since.
23rd Jan '17 6:23:11 PM BillyMT
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** This is such an issue on the Elder Scrolls community that there's a few mods made to address this "problem". Helmets make the mook, [[http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/41603 but circlets on the other hand...!]]
21st Jan '17 2:52:08 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* Achilles removes his helmet just before fighting Hector in ''Film/{{Troy}}'', remarking that this time, Hector is sure of who he's fighting. Previously, Hector killed Achilles's cousin, who was wearing his armor and posing as him. Also, Achilles [[NighInvulnerability isn't going to care if he gets hit in the HEAD]], so it's not as though it's a disadvantage.

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* Achilles removes his helmet just before fighting Hector in ''Film/{{Troy}}'', remarking that this time, Hector is sure of who he's fighting. Previously, Hector killed Achilles's cousin, who was wearing his armor and posing as him. Also, Achilles [[NighInvulnerability isn't going Hector also removes his helmet to care if he gets hit in the HEAD]], so it's not as though it's a disadvantage.fight fair.
16th Jan '17 1:20:38 PM ErebusElysium
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* For some reason, Jim's Trollhunter armor from ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'' lacks a helmet. This is particularly jarring as all his predecessors are depicted with helmets.
10th Jan '17 10:40:24 PM JackG
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* Played straight in ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman''. During the climatic battle, Snow White wears full armor but no helmet.

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* Played straight in ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman''. During the climatic battle, Snow White wears rides into battle in full armor armour but no helmet. helmet, in a battle where they are StormingTheCastle and getting a lot of things dropped, poured and thrown on them. That might qualify as FridgeBrilliance since Snow White is the leader and symbol of the rebellion, so she has to be recognizable to give hope to her fellow rebels and the oppressed population.
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