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19th Nov '17 9:56:21 AM AgProv
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In media, the monocle's wearer will constantly clean it and fidget with it. It will be whipped out and squinted through when the wearer views something below his social station. In comedies, a monocle will pop off its wearer's face and/or shatter in shocked response to the working class hero giving this pompous toady his well-deserved comeuppance. The monocle is also a popular graffito to [[FaceDoodling draw on a sleeping person's face]].

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In media, the monocle's wearer will constantly clean it and fidget with it. It will be whipped out and squinted through when the wearer views something below his social station. In comedies, a monocle will pop off its wearer's face and/or shatter in shocked response to the working class hero giving this pompous toady his well-deserved comeuppance. The monocle is also a popular graffito to [[FaceDoodling draw on a sleeping person's face]].
face]]. Especially in British works, the monocle is associated with old-time German military officers, and its appearance on the face of a German is visual shorthand, depending on whether the war is the first or the second, of a haughty aristocratic Prussian or a Nasty Nazi. Either way it denotes a cold-blooded thinly-disguised psychopath with no regard for human lives lost, so long as Germany wins the war. Monocles and nasty Germans are pretty much synonymous in British works.


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* In ''Literature/{{Biggles}}'', the aristocratic Prussian turned Nasty Nazi, von Stalhein, serves as the villainous foil to the craggy-jawed British hero. And - naturally - von Stalhein wears a monocle.
6th Nov '17 11:34:31 AM FaceofEvil
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* Edmund, the InsufferableGeniuz LizardFolk general from ''VideoGame/DivinityDragonCommander'', wears a monocle as part of his snooty gentleman attire.

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* Edmund, the InsufferableGeniuz InsufferableGenius LizardFolk general from ''VideoGame/DivinityDragonCommander'', wears a monocle as part of his snooty gentleman attire.
6th Nov '17 11:34:05 AM FaceofEvil
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* Edmund, the InsufferableGeniuz LizardFolk general from ''VideoGame/DivinityDragonCommander'', wears a monocle as part of his snooty gentleman attire.
5th Oct '17 11:49:20 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* After sustaining damage to his right eye in WW1, Lt. Col. Alfred Wintle wore a monocle for the rest of his life, which he kept in place with an impressive squint rather than using a chain. It proved to be one of the factors that once foiled an attempt of his to escape from the military hospital to rejoin the war effort, as he had attempted to disguise himself as a nurse at the time.

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* After sustaining damage to his right eye in WW1, UsefulNotes/WorldWar1, Lt. Col. Alfred Wintle wore a monocle for the rest of his life, which he kept in place with an impressive squint rather than using a chain. It proved to be one of the factors that once foiled an attempt of his to escape from the military hospital to rejoin the war effort, as he had attempted to disguise himself as a nurse at the time.
5th Oct '17 11:42:13 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* After sustaining damage to his right eye in WW1, Lt. Col. Alfred Wintle wore a monocle for the rest of his life, which he kept in place with an impressive squint rather than using a chain. It proved to be one of the factors that once foiled an attempt of his to escape from the military hospital to rejoin the war effort, as he had attempted to disguise himself as a nurse at the time.
22nd Sep '17 4:46:21 PM john_e
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** At the Bright Young Things' party in ''Murder Must Advertise'', there's a female dancer who wears a top hat, monocle, and leather boots. And nothing else.
21st Aug '17 8:19:25 AM ClintEastwood
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:: Later he asks the guy if he's trying to kill Film/JamesBond.
* In one episode of ''Series/ThePersuaders'', Danny Wilde has to impersonnate his friend Lord Brett Sinclair and portrays him as an UpperClassTwit, naturally wearing a monocle that keeps popping off.

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:: ** Later he asks the guy if he's trying to kill Film/JamesBond.
* In one episode of ''Series/ThePersuaders'', Danny Wilde has to impersonnate impersonate his friend Lord Brett Sinclair and portrays him as an UpperClassTwit, naturally wearing a monocle that keeps popping off.
10th Aug '17 5:01:54 AM Fuyumoto
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* Shoō from ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' wears one post-Awakening perhaps to suit his [[CulturedBadass personality]] and [[ThePenIsMightier combat style]], but this is '''''Heian period Japan''''', so monocles should have [[ArtisticLicenseHistory no business]] [[AwesomeAnachronisticApparel doing there]].

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* Shoō Shoyō from ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' wears one post-Awakening perhaps to suit his [[CulturedBadass [[WarriorPoet personality]] and [[ThePenIsMightier combat style]], but this is '''''Heian period Japan''''', so monocles should have [[ArtisticLicenseHistory no business]] [[AwesomeAnachronisticApparel doing there]].
6th Jul '17 11:30:47 PM Fuyumoto
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* Shoō from ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' wears one perhaps to suit his [[CulturedBadass personality]] and [[ThePenIsMightier combat style]], but this is '''''Heian period Japan''''', so monocles should have [[ArtisticLicenseHistory no business]] [[AwesomeAnachronisticApparel doing there]].

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* Shoō from ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' wears one post-Awakening perhaps to suit his [[CulturedBadass personality]] and [[ThePenIsMightier combat style]], but this is '''''Heian period Japan''''', so monocles should have [[ArtisticLicenseHistory no business]] [[AwesomeAnachronisticApparel doing there]].
6th Jul '17 11:29:52 PM Fuyumoto
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* Shoō from ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]' wears one perhaps to suit his [[CulturedBadass personality]] and [[ThePenIsMightier combat style]], but this is '''''Heian period Japan''''', so monocles should have [[ArtisticLicenseHistory no business]] [[AwesomeAnachronisticApparel doing there]].

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* Shoō from ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]' Onmyōji]]'' wears one perhaps to suit his [[CulturedBadass personality]] and [[ThePenIsMightier combat style]], but this is '''''Heian period Japan''''', so monocles should have [[ArtisticLicenseHistory no business]] [[AwesomeAnachronisticApparel doing there]].
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