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17th May '16 4:40:14 AM EmKa
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* KT Tunstall in the video for "Invisible Empire", dressed up in medaeval warrior queen garb. Funny thing is she's wearing a helmet at the beginning but takes it off before any fights happen (against a faceless helmeted opponent).

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* KT Tunstall Music/KTTunstall in the video for "Invisible Empire", dressed up in medaeval warrior queen garb. Funny thing is she's wearing a helmet at the beginning but takes it off before any fights happen (against a faceless helmeted opponent).
7th May '16 10:56:37 PM Pichu-kun
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* Ryuuko from ''LightNovel/GroundControlToPsychoelectricGirl'' is considered unusual for wearing a helmet while riding her bicycle.
1st May '16 9:18:43 PM Temmere
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A variation is that when modern characters are depicted in boxing or martial arts training, they will rarely be shown wearing padded headgear that would generally be mandatory.
30th Apr '16 11:26:39 PM KnightOfTheGrey
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** Inverted by infantry unit leaders, almost all of whom wear the same helmet as the rest of the unit.
17th Apr '16 4:24:18 PM Dravencour
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* Deconstructed in TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}} - as a child, Seelah stole a paladin's helmet, which resulted in said paladin getting killed in battle.

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* Deconstructed in TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}} - as a child, Seelah stole a paladin's helmet, which resulted in said paladin getting killed in battle. Seelah became a paladin herself to atone for this, and never goes without her helmet for perfectly understandable reasons.
12th Apr '16 3:58:42 PM JackG
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** Brienne of Tarth wears a helmet for her SamusIsAGirl introduction. Then never wears it again.
21st Feb '16 9:40:26 AM nombretomado
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** It's been noted that on the theatrical posters for ''The First Avenger'', ''Film/TheAvengers'' and ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', none of the characters wear their masks or helmets. Even Iron Man, who wears a suit of PoweredArmor, goes helmetless so that the audience can see Creator/RobertDowneyJr's mug.[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/37/Captain_America_The_First_Avenger_poster.jpg]][[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f9/TheAvengers2012Poster.jpg]][[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140516163035/marvelmovies/images/f/f8/GuardiansoftheGalaxyTheatricalPoster.jpg]]

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** It's been noted that on the theatrical posters for ''The First Avenger'', ''Film/TheAvengers'' ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', none of the characters wear their masks or helmets. Even Iron Man, who wears a suit of PoweredArmor, goes helmetless so that the audience can see Creator/RobertDowneyJr's mug.[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/37/Captain_America_The_First_Avenger_poster.jpg]][[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f9/TheAvengers2012Poster.jpg]][[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140516163035/marvelmovies/images/f/f8/GuardiansoftheGalaxyTheatricalPoster.jpg]]
21st Feb '16 9:40:15 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/{{Thor}}'' keeps his incredibly cool helmet on for maybe three seconds at a ceremony. Apparently this was due to tests that they did where they determined that the helmet was too heavy for Hemsworth to wear on a consistent basis. His devious brother Loki wears his helmet far more frequently, though he goes without it for large stretches of ''Film/TheAvengers''. He doesn't wear it at all in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''. According to TomHiddleston, it weighed about seven pounds, and he channeled the frustration into his performance.

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* ''Film/{{Thor}}'' keeps his incredibly cool helmet on for maybe three seconds at a ceremony. Apparently this was due to tests that they did where they determined that the helmet was too heavy for Hemsworth to wear on a consistent basis. His devious brother Loki wears his helmet far more frequently, though he goes without it for large stretches of ''Film/TheAvengers''.''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. He doesn't wear it at all in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''. According to TomHiddleston, it weighed about seven pounds, and he channeled the frustration into his performance.
26th Jan '16 7:05:36 AM ChronoLegion
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/XMercs'', where every mercenary and soldier goes into battle armored up head to toe. [[spoiler:The aliens don't, though, inverting this trope]].
26th Jan '16 7:03:43 AM ChronoLegion
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* Every soldier you recruit in ''XCOMEnemyUnknown'' goes bare-headed on a battlefield full of unknown alien weaponry that can melt their faces off. The game really goes the extra mile in regards to this trope, however, in that the option of wearing helmets is actually a DLC.

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* Every soldier you recruit in ''XCOMEnemyUnknown'' goes bare-headed on a battlefield full of unknown alien weaponry that can melt their faces off. The game really goes the extra mile in regards to this trope, however, in that the option of wearing helmets is actually a DLC. Additionally, everyone always aims for the head, making it strange that a soldier would refuse to cover up the only body part the aliens seem to hit.
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