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10th May '17 1:56:27 PM Antigone3
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* ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'': One Army of God general thinks that his Charisian opponents don't understand that the whole point of an officer's uniform is to make him easily seen by his men ... then remembers how many [=AoG=] officers got sniped by Charisian riflemen.
9th Apr '17 12:11:21 PM StarSword
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* Phoenix-series armor from ''Franchise/MassEffect'' is white and pink. White and ''pink''. One of the (female) party members starts the game with it, but you can give it to anyone. [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Krogan]] in pink is hilarious. A few others, particularly the ones designed by Devlon Industries, are highly visible outfits. Then again, the Phoenix series is apparently designed for [[TheMedic medics]], and the Devlon series of armor is designed for construction and utility work in high-risk areas, so it makes sense that they wouldn't be camouflaged.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** {{Justified}} according to the prequel novel ''Literature/MassEffectRevelation'' in that there's no real point to actually wearing camouflage anyway. If you're wearing anything even remotely modern, the only way to hide yourself from enemy sensors is to use a full-on InvisibilityCloak system, because ''everyone's'' armor is outfitted with sensors able to pick you out. Your enemies ''will'' see you regardless of whether you're wearing dull camouflage or bright blue and yellow-painted gear. For this reason, suits with TronLines are commonplace, especially among mercenaries; if you can't hide you might as well be visible and intimidating.
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Phoenix-series armor from ''Franchise/MassEffect'' ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' is white and pink. White and ''pink''. One of the (female) party members starts the game with it, but you can give it to anyone. [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Krogan]] in pink is hilarious. A few others, particularly the ones designed by Devlon Industries, are highly visible outfits. Then again, the Phoenix series is apparently designed for [[TheMedic medics]], and the Devlon series of armor is designed for construction and utility work in high-risk areas, so it makes sense that they wouldn't be camouflaged.



** Within the setting, there's no real point to actually wearing camouflage anyway. If you're wearing anything even remotely modern, the only way to hide yourself from enemy sensors is to use a full-on InvisibilityCloak system, because ''everyone's'' armor is outfitted with sensors able to pick you out. Your enemies ''will'' see you regardless of whether you're wearing dull camouflage or bright blue and yellow-painted gear. For this reason, suits with TronLines are commonplace, especially among mercenaries; if you can't hide you might as well be visible and intimidating.
8th Apr '17 1:01:13 PM nombretomado
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* The Blue Hordes in the {{Redwall}} book ''Lord Brocktree'' have their fur dyed blue from head to tail. Then again, they rely far more on numbers and fear factor than camouflage.

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* The Blue Hordes in the {{Redwall}} {{Literature/Redwall}} book ''Lord Brocktree'' have their fur dyed blue from head to tail. Then again, they rely far more on numbers and fear factor than camouflage.
21st Mar '17 3:42:13 PM morenohijazo
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* The Galician uniform in ''ValkyriaChronicles'' is a blue with red and white stripes design, although the colors aren't as bright as some examples. Special mention for the Bullseye Badge goes to Alicia. Her baker's scarf may be a nice symbol of the life she fights to defend, but in the mean time she's wearing a bright red piece of cloth on her head.

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* The Galician uniform in ''ValkyriaChronicles'' ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' is a blue with red and white stripes design, although the colors aren't as bright as some examples. Special mention for the Bullseye Badge goes to Alicia. Her baker's scarf may be a nice symbol of the life she fights to defend, but in the mean time she's wearing a bright red piece of cloth on her head.
5th Mar '17 11:05:15 PM Doug86
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** Starfleet personnel in ground-combat situations sometimes wore [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Starfleet_uniform_%28late_2360s-early_2370s%29#Combat_jacket a variant uniform]] where the colour was limited to a shoulder-flash. In the StarTrekExpandedUniverse, these uniforms are called Surface Operation Blacks, and the most recent version has even removed the shoulder flash.

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** Starfleet personnel in ground-combat situations sometimes wore [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Starfleet_uniform_%28late_2360s-early_2370s%29#Combat_jacket a variant uniform]] where the colour was limited to a shoulder-flash. In the StarTrekExpandedUniverse, Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse, these uniforms are called Surface Operation Blacks, and the most recent version has even removed the shoulder flash.
25th Feb '17 4:29:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheFiveStarStories'' is similar to 40k, in that SuperSoldiers get [[BlingOfWar ludicrously flamboyant costumes]], while ordinary grunts have realistic uniforms based on actual combat fatigues. The translated sourcebook insert sections in the English editions even describe some of the RealLife inspirations for various pieces of FSS military equipment. [[TheKingdom Colus]], for example, seems to be a big importer of pre-reunification West German surplus.

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* ''TheFiveStarStories'' ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'' is similar to 40k, in that SuperSoldiers get [[BlingOfWar ludicrously flamboyant costumes]], while ordinary grunts have realistic uniforms based on actual combat fatigues. The translated sourcebook insert sections in the English editions even describe some of the RealLife inspirations for various pieces of FSS military equipment. [[TheKingdom Colus]], for example, seems to be a big importer of pre-reunification West German surplus.
25th Jan '17 11:13:20 AM darrenr
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* Hicks in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', like most of the SpaceMarines, wears camouflaged, dark armor...Except he has a bright heart and locket on his chest. Micheal Biehn , the actor who portrayed him, really did not like this and thought it him a obvious target, but as he was brought in as replacement for another actor shortly after filming began, it was there to stay.

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* Hicks in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', like most of the SpaceMarines, wears camouflaged, dark armor...Except he has a bright heart and locket padlock on his chest. Micheal Biehn , the actor who portrayed him, really did not like this and thought it him a obvious target, but as he was brought in as replacement for another actor shortly after filming began, it was there to stay.
11th Jan '17 10:57:56 PM PaulA
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* The various troops of Ming the Merciless in the film adaptation of ''Film/FlashGordon'' have assorted fancy uniforms in various shades of shiny gold and bright red (also powder blue and carnation!). The top officers (such as Klytus and Kala) and some of the bridge crew wear a more practical black.

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* The various troops of Ming the Merciless in the film adaptation of ''Film/FlashGordon'' ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' have assorted fancy uniforms in various shades of shiny gold and bright red (also powder blue and carnation!). The top officers (such as Klytus and Kala) and some of the bridge crew wear a more practical black.
29th Nov '16 8:32:11 PM PaulA
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* {{Defied}} in Creator/DianeDuane's ''[[Literature/{{Rihannsu}} My Enemy, My Ally]]''. ''Enterprise'' security chief Colin Matlock suggests to Captain Kirk that they may want to eschew their usual Starfleet uniforms for the attack on a Romulan space station (his {{Red Shirt}}s in particular). They and their Romulan allies go in wearing light gray fatigues.

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* {{Defied}} in Creator/DianeDuane's ''[[Literature/{{Rihannsu}} My Enemy, My Ally]]''.''Literature/MyEnemyMyAlly''. ''Enterprise'' security chief Colin Matlock suggests to Captain Kirk that they may want to eschew their usual Starfleet uniforms for the attack on a Romulan space station (his {{Red Shirt}}s in particular). They and their Romulan allies go in wearing light gray fatigues.
26th Nov '16 12:55:53 AM Morgenthaler
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*** This tradition goes all the way back to the original medieval Swiss mercenary bands, who wore very colorful uniforms to announce their presence to their enemies and hopefully demoralize them with their {{Badass}} [[TheDreaded reputation.]]

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*** This tradition goes all the way back to the original medieval Swiss mercenary bands, who wore very colorful uniforms to announce their presence to their enemies and hopefully demoralize them with their {{Badass}} [[TheDreaded badass reputation.]]
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