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7th Dec '17 6:03:27 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** PlayedForLaughs in ''VideoGame/HaloWars2'' multiplayer; the given reason for Sergeant Johnson's super-advanced PoweredArmor not having a helmet is "Well, would YOU hide behind an armored faceplate if you had Sergeant Johnson's rugged good looks?"
16th Nov '17 4:00:49 PM eroock
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-->--'''Arac''', ''Theatre/PrincessIda''

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-->--'''Arac''', -->-- '''Arac''', ''Theatre/PrincessIda''
26th Oct '17 12:27:55 PM cdrood
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*** It should be noted that the primary use of Magneto's helmet is to protect his mind from telepathic intrusion from the likes of Charles Xavier and Jean Grey. He has far less need of it when they are his allies.
14th Oct '17 7:50:25 AM SithkingZero
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This may be justified in certain situations. Helmets can be somewhat heavy and restrictive, so a person who relies on keen senses or freedom of movement might prioritize those things over the protection a helmet provides. Helmets are also bulky and awkward to carry when not being worn, so a WalkingTheEarth-type hero is also likely to forego them for the long haul. There's still little excuse not to use them in open battle, however.

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This may be justified in certain situations. Helmets can be somewhat heavy and restrictive, so a person who relies on keen senses or freedom of movement might prioritize those things over the protection a helmet provides. Helmets are also bulky and awkward to carry when not being worn, so a WalkingTheEarth-type hero is also likely to forego them for the long haul. There's also the snag that certain types of helmets can actually obscure vision or hearing, so their removal can be justified there too. Said helmet could also be broken or damaged. There's still little excuse not to use them in open battle, however.
13th Oct '17 7:19:48 AM Laqueesha
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* In ''Series/TheLastShip'' the main characters rarely ever wear helmets when they go ashore from their ship to fight bad guys.
12th Oct '17 10:30:57 PM Abodos
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** In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 3'', the helmet can apparently be teleported on and off at Samus's whim, but the only times she does it is when an overdose of Phazon causes her to vomit, and parts of the ending. Otherwise she never takes off the helmet during a mission, even on planets with earthlike atmosphere. Nor does anyone else, except for Admiral Dane.

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** In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 3'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', the helmet can apparently be teleported on and off at Samus's whim, but the only times she does it is when an overdose of Phazon causes her to vomit, and parts of the ending. Otherwise she never takes off the helmet during a mission, even on planets with earthlike atmosphere. Nor does anyone else, except for Admiral Dane.
10th Oct '17 8:34:19 AM dartblaze
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* Played straight in ''Film/{{Eragon}}'', in which none of the main heroes bother with headgear. Notably averted in the original book.
10th Oct '17 8:29:53 AM dartblaze
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* Averted in the ''InheritanceCycle'', where helmets are worn for practically every battle; Eragon even explicitly wears a coif underneath his. Lampshaded by Eragon during an aerial fight, in which Murtagh elects not to wear a helmet and receives a slash across the face.
10th Sep '17 1:19:34 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Out of the main cast of semi-heroic mercenaries, [[TheBigGirl Tiza is the only one consistently wearing a helmet]]. Eric joins her in wearing headgear starting in ''Literature/ManaMutationMenace'', but his is actually [[PartialTransformation transforming his head from flesh to metal]]. You could say his head ''becomes'' his helmet. During the Mana Mutation Summit, Kasile deliberately instructs her personal guard not to wear helmets so everyone can see their faces and thus their individuality and emotions, which is supposed to highlight the contrast between her and [[EvilPrince Lunas]] with his FacelessGoons.
8th Sep '17 9:07:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted to the level of being a defining character trait with ''2000 AD'''s ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd''. However, other Judges do take their helmets off occassionally, particulary the female ones. Psi-Judges in particular tend to avert wearing helmets so it doesn't interfere with their psychic abilities.

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* Averted to the level of being a defining character trait with ''2000 AD'''s ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd''. The only time he's ever been seen without a helmet is when he was mutilated beyond recognition. However, other Judges do take their helmets off occassionally, particulary the female ones. Psi-Judges in particular tend to avert wearing helmets so it doesn't interfere with their psychic abilities.
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