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30th Jul '16 3:50:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* Inverted in ''UltimaVIII: Pagan'', where the Avatar's in-game appearance, [[InformedEquipment even when he is not wearing any armour at all]], features a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_helm Great Helm]] that [[http://raoow.blogspot.ch/2010_06_01_archive.html completely obscures his features]]. This led to some fans giving him the nickname [[FanNickname Ol' Bucket-Head]]. The Avatar's CrossOver appearance in ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'' is modelled after the sprite from Pagan.

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* Inverted in ''UltimaVIII: ''VideoGame/UltimaVIII: Pagan'', where the Avatar's in-game appearance, [[InformedEquipment even when he is not wearing any armour at all]], features a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_helm Great Helm]] that [[http://raoow.blogspot.ch/2010_06_01_archive.html completely obscures his features]]. This led to some fans giving him the nickname [[FanNickname Ol' Bucket-Head]]. The Avatar's CrossOver appearance in ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'' is modelled after the sprite from Pagan.
21st Jul '16 7:09:59 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* [[TwentyFourHourArmor Inverted]] in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series. The helmet of the Master Chief is one of the icons of the series and looks pretty awesome.

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* [[TwentyFourHourArmor Inverted]] in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series. The helmet of the Master Chief is one of the icons iconic images of the series and looks pretty awesome.awesome; no wonder we never see his head without it!



** This serves continues with TheUnReveal at the end of ''Film/Halo4ForwardUntoDawn'', where Kelly and Frederick remove their helmets to show that they're about the same age as the cadets they have just rescued. Everyone (including Kelly and Frederick) looks at the Master Chief... and he simply turns away from them and grips his weapon.
19th Jul '16 1:03:16 PM Gamermaster
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* Some of the [[InstantArmor Barrier Jackets]] in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' [[BattleBallgown have actual armor on them]], but even those never have helmets unless they're being used by mooks. Though give the fact that Barrier Jackets protect the entire body regardless of what's covered, [[JustifiedTrope a helmet would just mess with their peripheral vision]].

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* Some of the [[InstantArmor Barrier Jackets]] in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' [[BattleBallgown have actual armor on them]], but even those never have helmets unless they're being used by mooks. Though give the fact that Justified since Barrier Jackets protect the entire body regardless of what's covered, [[JustifiedTrope a helmet would just mess with block their peripheral vision]].vision.
19th Jul '16 1:01:25 PM Gamermaster
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* Some of the [[InstantArmor Barrier Jackets]] in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' [[BattleBallgown have actual armor on them]], but even those never have helmets unless they're being used by mooks.

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* Some of the [[InstantArmor Barrier Jackets]] in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' [[BattleBallgown have actual armor on them]], but even those never have helmets unless they're being used by mooks. Though give the fact that Barrier Jackets protect the entire body regardless of what's covered, [[JustifiedTrope a helmet would just mess with their peripheral vision]].
17th Jul '16 12:13:21 AM MattII
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* Generally averted in ''SchlockMercenary'', except once unintentionally when Tagon charged into battle without realising his suit didn't ''have'' a helmet (they use low-profile 'cloth armour' on occasion).
7th Jul '16 12:17:09 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Macross}}'':

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5th Jul '16 6:38:19 AM Grounogeos
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** Also played with in the case of Acemi, the paladin who Seelah stole the helmet from. Acemi knew that Seelah had stolen her helmet, but chose to let her keep it because she figured that Seelah, an orphaned child at the time, would benefit more from selling it than Acemi would from taking it back.
3rd Jul '16 6:08:36 PM nombretomado
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* The "we need to recognize the characters" reason is inverted in ''{{Franchise/BIONICLE}}'': Thanks to the wonders of standardized toy parts, most if not all characters in any given story arc will have the exact same face. So a character's unique headgear more or less ''is'' his face, and serves as a major way to tell people apart. (In the occasional movie where characters need to actively emote, there are various workarounds, like removing a mouthplate or using an ExpressiveMask). It's also worth noting that there's an in-universe practical reason to keep faces covered, too: some races have "losing your mask" as a WeaksauceWeakness.)

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* The "we need to recognize the characters" reason is inverted in ''{{Franchise/BIONICLE}}'': ''{{Toys/BIONICLE}}'': Thanks to the wonders of standardized toy parts, most if not all characters in any given story arc will have the exact same face. So a character's unique headgear more or less ''is'' his face, and serves as a major way to tell people apart. (In the occasional movie where characters need to actively emote, there are various workarounds, like removing a mouthplate or using an ExpressiveMask). It's also worth noting that there's an in-universe practical reason to keep faces covered, too: some races have "losing your mask" as a WeaksauceWeakness.)
30th Jun '16 8:48:46 AM dracogeorge
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*** [[FridgeLogic Although]] getting that gore in [[EyeScream your eyes]] probably isn't much better...
19th Jun '16 10:48:02 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Franchise/Macross'':

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