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19th Apr '17 6:11:18 AM TruebloodJoe
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* A weird example in the Star Wars ''Empire'' arc covering the Imperial backstory of Biggs Darklighter that somehow averts and plays the trope straight at the same time. Instead of the faceless TIE helmets seen in the movie, Biggs, Hobbie, and other main characters in the arc wear a helmet where we can see their faces while piloting their fighters. These helmets are never seen again in the Franchise/StarWarsLegends continuity.
16th Apr '17 3:13:09 PM nombretomado
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** Exploited in ''[[Literature/HorusHeresy Prospero Burns]]''. The main character gets many headshots since the SpaceWolves are rather... dim on helmet policies. Hell, instead of wearing good old fashioned ceramite helmets, they wore leather masks that are shaped like a wolf head. See, up until this point Space Marines, and Space Wolves in particular, were deployed as intimidation-based shock troops rather than special-operations precision eliminators, and the Space Wolves were [[WrongGenreSavvy expecting an enemy Space Marine planet to be vulnerable to the same tactics]].

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** Exploited in ''[[Literature/HorusHeresy Prospero Burns]]''. The main character gets many headshots since the SpaceWolves [[Literature/SpaceWolf Space Wolves]] are rather... dim on helmet policies. Hell, instead of wearing good old fashioned ceramite helmets, they wore leather masks that are shaped like a wolf head. See, up until this point Space Marines, and Space Wolves in particular, were deployed as intimidation-based shock troops rather than special-operations precision eliminators, and the Space Wolves were [[WrongGenreSavvy expecting an enemy Space Marine planet to be vulnerable to the same tactics]].
31st Mar '17 5:09:54 PM kome360
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* ''WarhammerVermintide'': This trope is generally inverted; the heroic members of your party can wear helmets (or not, using this trope), while your less paragon members wear fashionable hats and hoods and extremely open bracers, or faceplates at best. Also, the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Skaven]] generally refuse metal headgear, mainly because they need the flexibility to scan the battlefield and plan their assault for a few seconds before they charge in, but this leaves all enemies vulnerable to headshots. There's even a bow and a weapon skill designed for automatically hitting heads!

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* ''WarhammerVermintide'': ''WarhammerTheEndTimesVermintide'': This trope is generally inverted; the heroic members of your party can wear helmets (or not, using this trope), while your less paragon members wear fashionable hats and hoods and extremely open bracers, or faceplates at best. Also, the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Skaven]] generally refuse metal headgear, mainly because they need the flexibility to scan the battlefield and plan their assault for a few seconds before they charge in, but this leaves all enemies vulnerable to headshots. There's even a bow and a weapon skill designed for automatically hitting heads!
31st Mar '17 5:09:35 PM kome360
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* ''WarhammerVermintide'': This trope is generally inverted; the heroic members of your party can wear helmets (or not, using this trope), while your less paragon members wear fashionable hats and hoods and extremely open bracers, or faceplates at best. Also, the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Skaven]] generally refuse metal headgear, mainly because they need the flexibility to scan the battlefield and plan their assault for a few seconds before they charge in, but this leaves all enemies vulnerable to headshots. There's even a bow and a weapon skill designed for automatically hitting heads!
27th Mar '17 2:30:24 PM OrigamiTovaychy
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** Kylo Ren ends up as an inversion towards the final battle of said film where he does not wear his helmet.
15th Mar '17 8:35:18 AM TheNerevarine
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* In ''Film/UnderworldBloodWars'', an fully-armored army of Nordic Vampires are fighting Lycans, except for their leader Lena who is not wearing a helmet. Justified since it was used to demonstrate [[spoiler:Lena has become a DaywalkingVampire after drinking Selene's blood, as the vampires were fighting during daytime and really needed protection]].
8th Mar '17 1:51:28 PM Will
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** Discussed in ''[[ComicBook/{{X23}} All-New Wolverine]]'', when Laura utilises a stolen suit of ComicBook/IronMan armour:
-->'''Warren:''' "You know the suit had a helmet, right?"\\
'''Laura:''' "Yeah. And I couldn't see, hear or smell in it. Also, [[ItsPersonal I want Kimura to be able to see my face when I finish her]]."
3rd Mar '17 10:11:22 AM pointycatears
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Undyne chases you through Waterfall in full armor, which ''does'' include a helmet...until the boss fight, where she takes it off for no apparent reason other than RuleOfCool.
** Lesser Dog and Greater Dog in Snowdin both wear armor, but not helmets. However, the Royal Guard members in Hotland are never seen without their helmets.
1st Mar '17 10:49:32 AM Leporidae
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* Played straight throughout the entirety of the UsefulNotes/WorldWarI serial ''ComicBook/GoldenEyesAndHerHeroBill''. Golden Eyes, an ambulance driver, is never shown with a helmet [[note]]though the standard ambulance driver's uniform of the time was as likely as not to include a helmet for protection[[/note]]. Bill, an actual soldier, is only ever depicted in his helmet ''once'' throughout the series' run, and that's when he storms the German trenches to rescue Golden Eyes. Other members of the allied force are [[http://cartoons.osu.edu/digital_albums/nellbrinkley/5.php#anchor intermittently]] [[http://cartoons.osu.edu/digital_albums/nellbrinkley/6.php#anchor depicted]] [[http://cartoons.osu.edu/digital_albums/nellbrinkley/7.php#anchor in their helmets]], while the villainous German officer who captures Golden Eyes is [[http://cartoons.osu.edu/digital_albums/nellbrinkley/8.php#anchor introduced]] wearing a [[UsefulNotes/PrussiansInPickelhauben prominent picklehaube]], and wears a hat for the majority of his other appearances.
25th Feb '17 2:05:13 AM fdsa1234567890
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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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