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18th Jun '17 7:44:49 AM EDP
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** Of all the Gold Saints, only two ''always'' wear their helmets: Aldebaran, who has a reputation as a jobber, and the local PsychoForHire Deathmask.
16th Jun '17 9:31:57 PM JackG
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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem The Sontaran Stratagem]]" this is handwaved as being due to Sontaran honor -- it's a sign of bravery for this ProudWarriorRace to face their enemy unprotected. After seeing his commander has taken off his helmet so he can [[WorthyOpponent look the Doctor in the eye]], his NumberTwo requests permission to do likewise. However his mooks keep their helmets on; as they're all supposed to be identical clones, this saves on special effects.
11th Jun '17 2:37:22 PM nombretomado
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* Played straight in ''Videogame/ResidentEvil6''. In Chris's campaign, he and another playable character Piers are the only ones in his squad who don't wear helmets. Though, given [[TheVirus what]] [[SuperSoldier they]] [[LovecraftianSuperpower usually]] [[OneWIngedAngel fight]] and Chris's exeperience and general ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight altitude, this may be the case of ArmorIsUseless. Lampshaded by Jake, who makes a caustic comment about jarheads who look all the same to him.
* 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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* Played straight in ''Videogame/ResidentEvil6''. In Chris's campaign, he and another playable character Piers are the only ones in his squad who don't wear helmets. Though, given [[TheVirus what]] [[SuperSoldier they]] [[LovecraftianSuperpower usually]] [[OneWIngedAngel fight]] and Chris's exeperience experience and general ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight altitude, this may be the case of ArmorIsUseless. Lampshaded by Jake, who makes a caustic comment about jarheads who look all the same to him.
* Every soldier you recruit in ''XCOMEnemyUnknown'' ''VideoGame/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.
10th Jun '17 4:42:14 PM TheBigBopper
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Alternately, the armor the main character wears might not be distinctive enough to make him stand out from other people wearing armor; we wouldn't want to lose track of our hero among the FacelessGoons, after all. Writers and artists often try to alleviate this by giving [[NonUniformUniform main characters almost, but not quite the same uniform as]] the FacelessMooks -- or cheat by giving the hero a helmet, but shows their face clearly, whereas everyone else wears a full face helmet. When this is used to distinguish someone from an identical group of mooks, it's also UniformityException.

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Alternately, the armor the main character wears might not be distinctive enough to make him stand out from other people wearing armor; we wouldn't want to lose track of our hero among the FacelessGoons, after all. Writers and artists often try to alleviate this by giving [[NonUniformUniform main characters almost, but not quite the same uniform as]] the FacelessMooks -- or cheat by giving the hero a helmet, but one that shows their face clearly, whereas while everyone else wears a full face helmet. When this is used to distinguish someone from an identical group of mooks, it's also UniformityException.
10th Jun '17 4:15:33 PM nombretomado
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* All of the racers in ''WreckItRalph'' wear helmets, except for Vanellope. (Who wears goggles - part of the time.)

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* All of the racers in ''WreckItRalph'' ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' wear helmets, except for Vanellope. (Who wears goggles - part of the time.)
31st May '17 2:51:06 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/KingsOfTheWyld'': Clay ''really'' hates helmets, claiming that all they do is muffle your hearing, block your peripheral vision, and they don't even do a good job of protecting against blows to the head. Considering that absolutely no one in the book wears one, it seems he's not alone in this belief.
24th May '17 7:18:47 AM JackG
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* In Trajan's Column in Rome, the Roman soldiers have their helmets cut away and shield size cut down to reveal more of their faces. Their Dacian opponents aren't shown with helmets at all, except as battle trophies, perhaps to make them appear less martial and heroic.

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* In On Trajan's Column in Rome, Italy (a [[MonumentOfHumiliationAndDefeat triumphal column]] commemorating Emperor Trajan's victory in the Dracian Wars) the Roman soldiers have their helmets cut away and shield size cut down to reveal more of their faces. Their Dacian opponents aren't shown with helmets at all, except as battle trophies, perhaps to make them appear less martial and heroic.
24th May '17 7:15:32 AM JackG
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** Earlier in that same battle Tyrion reprimands the king for raising his visor, for fear he'll get an arrow in his eye. The king is not expected to fight (and in fact is too cowardly to do so) but if [[DecapitatedArmy he is killed morale will be destroyed]] (not to mention the Queen Regent will be really pissed off at Tyrion).


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* In Trajan's Column in Rome, the Roman soldiers have their helmets cut away and shield size cut down to reveal more of their faces. Their Dacian opponents aren't shown with helmets at all, except as battle trophies, perhaps to make them appear less martial and heroic.
15th May '17 7:53:07 AM bobwolf
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** Oddly enough, in WW2 American tank crews took less casualties than their British counterparts despite usually riding around in the same tanks because the Americans worse helments and the British did not.

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** Oddly enough, in WW2 American tank crews took less casualties than their British counterparts despite usually riding around in the same tanks because the Americans worse helments wore helmets and the British did not.
6th May '17 1:30:16 PM Laqueesha
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* ''Series/GenerationKill'': Subverted. The Marines all wear their helmets in battle. The producers wanted to have them not wear them, but the military advisers were strongly against it as it would be very unrealistic for them to not.
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