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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.
26th Jan '16 7:01:36 AM ChronoLegion
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** 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.
26th Jan '16 6:54:35 AM ChronoLegion
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* The ''Film/XMen'' movies are rather infamous for making sure Creator/HughJackman never wears {{Wolverine}}'s iconic mask/helmet from the comics. Interestingly, the mask was supposed to ''finally'' debut at the very end of ''Film/TheWolverine'', but this idea was scrapped. On the other hand, ComicBook/{{Magneto}} does wear his trademark helmet in each of the movies he appears in.
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* The ''Film/XMen'' movies are rather infamous for making sure Creator/HughJackman never wears {{Wolverine}}'s iconic mask/helmet from the comics. Interestingly, the mask was supposed to ''finally'' debut at the very end of ''Film/TheWolverine'', but this idea was scrapped. On the other hand, ComicBook/{{Magneto}} does wear his trademark helmet in each of the movies he appears in.in, but it tends to fulfill its primary purpose of keeping Charles (and Cerebro) out of his head.
25th Jan '16 2:01:59 PM bobwolf
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* Seen in the original ''Film/StarWars'' Trilogy. It's actually used in one ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18858_the-biggest-star-wars-plot-hole-explained-by-science.html article]] to explain why [[{{Mook}} the Stormtroopers]] [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy have such horrible aim when the heroes are around]] and, conversely, why [[WhatMeasureIsAMook the heroes seem to have no qualms about killing them]].
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* Seen in the original ''Film/StarWars'' Trilogy. It's actually used in one ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18858_the-biggest-star-wars-plot-hole-explained-by-science.html article]] to explain why [[{{Mook}} the Stormtroopers]] [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy have such horrible aim when the heroes are around]] and, conversely, why [[WhatMeasureIsAMook the heroes seem to have no qualms about killing them]]. In the sequel film ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' the instant Finn takes his helmet off, we see that he is becoming one of our heroes.
16th Jan '16 5:39:05 PM scooter
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** In the Fifth Doctor episode "Arc of Infinity", the commander of the Gallifreyan Chancellery Guard, Maxil, is almost always shown ''carrying'' his large and ridiculously plumed helmet under his right arm instead of wearing it ([http://41.media.tumblr.com/ee12686cee731d5f6db14feebc247be5/tumblr_n5pcf8kgEH1sugpj5o2_500.jpg seen here]). In interviews the actor, Colin Baker, revealed that this was not so much directly because of this trope as because when he was wearing the helmet the plumage was too tall for the doorways and he would have to awkwardly duck under the doorheaders on every entrance, so he carried the helmet instead. During taping he decided that the helmet was a chicken named Esmerelda.
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** In the Fifth Doctor episode "Arc of Infinity", the commander of the Gallifreyan Chancellery Guard, Maxil, is almost always shown ''carrying'' his large and ridiculously plumed helmet under his right arm instead of wearing it ([http://41.media.([[http://colinbakerstreet.tumblr.com/ee12686cee731d5f6db14feebc247be5/tumblr_n5pcf8kgEH1sugpj5o2_500.jpg com/post/41317409548/whatthefoucault-maxils-just-like-soon seen here]).here]]). In interviews the actor, Colin Baker, revealed that this was not so much directly because of this trope as because when he was wearing the helmet the plumage was too tall for the doorways and he would have to awkwardly duck under the doorheaders on every entrance, so he carried the helmet instead. During taping he decided that the helmet was a chicken named Esmerelda.
16th Jan '16 5:33:08 PM scooter
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** In the Fifth Doctor episode "Arc of Infinity", the commander of the Gallifreyan Chancellery Guard, Maxil, is almost always shown ''carrying'' his large and ridiculously plumed helmet under his right arm instead of wearing it ([http://41.media.tumblr.com/ee12686cee731d5f6db14feebc247be5/tumblr_n5pcf8kgEH1sugpj5o2_500.jpg seen here]). In interviews the actor, Colin Baker, revealed that this was not so much directly because of this trope as because when he was wearing the helmet the plumage was too tall for the doorways and he would have to awkwardly duck under the doorheaders on every entrance, so he carried the helmet instead. During taping he decided that the helmet was a chicken named Esmerelda.
8th Jan '16 5:11:54 AM jormis29
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* Achilles removes his helmet just before fighting Hector in ''{{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. * [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in the opening battle of ''SavingPrivateRyan''. One soldier has an enemy bullet glance off his helmet, he takes it off to marvel at his luck, and catches a sniper round between the eyes.
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* Achilles removes his helmet just before fighting Hector in ''{{Troy}}'', ''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. * [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in the opening battle of ''SavingPrivateRyan''.''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''. One soldier has an enemy bullet glance off his helmet, he takes it off to marvel at his luck, and catches a sniper round between the eyes.
4th Jan '16 11:03:04 AM TVRulezAgain
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* In ''StarWarsTheCloneWars''' clone troopers always keep their helmets on in battle, but always take them off to have conversations, presumably for the benefit of the audience (even if they all have the same face, it's still human nature to want to see individuals).
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* In ''StarWarsTheCloneWars''' ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''' clone troopers always keep their helmets on in battle, but always take them off to have conversations, presumably for the benefit of the audience (even if they all have the same face, it's still human nature to want to see individuals).

* ''StarWarsCloneWars'' inverts this by having all the clone troopers have their helmets on at all time and you never see their faces, save the back of Alpha77 (aka Fordo)'s head. The key clones are distinguished instead by colour markings; specifically, if they're red, chances are they're Badass.
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* ''StarWarsCloneWars'' ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' inverts this by having all the clone troopers have their helmets on at all time and you never see their faces, save the back of Alpha77 (aka Fordo)'s head. The key clones are distinguished instead by colour markings; specifically, if they're red, chances are they're Badass.
3rd Jan '16 1:44:13 AM TSBasilisk
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* Exploited in ''LightNovel/HeavyObject''. Cameras in Object cockpits record the Elites during combat for propaganda videos and since a helmet would make them look less heroic they don't have any. Since the majority of military development is spent on Objects and their Elites this means that air force pilots have the same system and so no helmets or oxygen masks.
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