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10th Feb '18 3:47:23 AM JackG
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* Averted in ''Film/MaxManus''. On their first mission someone wants to know why their commando uniforms don't have the Norwegian flag on the shoulder, but it's pointed out they're posing as British commandos in the hope that the Germans won't retaliate against the locals. After the liberation when they're escorting the King for his TickertapeParade, Max notes their uniform now proudly shows off their flag.
8th Feb '18 1:02:47 AM Laevatein
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* Subverted in ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline Alternative - Gun Gale Online'': LLENN wears a full on ''pink'' combat suit... which actually ''does'' work for stealth in a desert environment (as seen in the manga's opening scene). TruthInTelevision - in real life, the British SAS used pink land rovers for desert ops. Played straight when she's in a forest and sticks out like a sore thumb.
3rd Feb '18 3:42:58 PM MasterOfNERV
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* Alice Malvin's bright orange uniform coat in ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'', while her subordinates wear a deep green. Also seen on other junior officers in the series.
3rd Feb '18 2:48:42 PM Discar
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* ''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.

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* ''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]], Colus, for example, seems to be a big importer of pre-reunification West German surplus.
31st Jan '18 8:04:09 AM Cryoclaste
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* The dull grey armour in ''GearsOfWar'' would be [[RealIsBrown good for blending in with one's surroundings]] if not for the colour-coded lights on it.

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* The dull grey armour in ''GearsOfWar'' ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' would be [[RealIsBrown good for blending in with one's surroundings]] if not for the colour-coded lights on it.
27th Jan '18 3:28:27 AM Sanokal
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* In ''Film/StarWars: Film/ReturnOfTheJedi,'' Imperial Stormtroopers wearing eye-watering white armor (with contrasting black undersuit) in the Endor forest is just as good as wearing a "please, shoot me" bullseye on your chest, suggesting that the guy who runs [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy their marksmanship academy]] must have also designed their fatigues. Oddly, they do wear more appropriate no-contrast white gear during the battle of Hoth and, incidentally, it's one of the only times we see them winning a skirmish in the films. Popular FanWank tries to justify this by pointing to how the Stormtrooper uniform is such horrible camouflage because it's meant to intimidate and instill fear in the enemy, but tactically speaking, this makes as much sense as soldiers going into battle wearing their parade dress uniforms.

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* In ''Film/StarWars: Film/ReturnOfTheJedi,'' Imperial Stormtroopers wearing eye-watering white armor (with contrasting black undersuit) in the Endor forest is just as good as wearing a "please, shoot me" bullseye on your chest, suggesting that the guy who runs [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy their marksmanship academy]] must have also designed their fatigues. Oddly, they do wear more appropriate no-contrast white gear during the battle of Hoth and, incidentally, it's one of the only times we see them winning a skirmish in the films. Popular FanWank tries to justify this by pointing to how the Stormtrooper uniform is such horrible camouflage because it's meant to intimidate and instill fear in the enemy, enemy (or possibly just the locals of whatever planet they're enforcing), but tactically speaking, this makes as much sense as soldiers going into battle wearing their parade dress uniforms.uniforms. The actual explanation given in the Episode II Visual Dictionary (canon status questionable as of the EU-reboot) is that clone troopers fear no-one and ''want'' their enemies to see them coming; in ''The Clone Wars'', ''Episode III'', and ''Rogue One'' there are some camouflage variants seen. Ironically, their stark white uniforms with black bits would have been perfect on Kamino, given the white halls.
13th Jan '18 3:29:54 AM StarTropes
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* In ''Film/OperationDumboDrop'', the Vietcong soldiers try to avoid this by wearing civvies like everyone else; it fails because, as Cahill points out, "they all got the same damn haircut."
7th Jan '18 5:10:03 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** The countless regiments of the Imperial Guard can play this straight or avert it. The Cadian regiments prefer drab olives and tans or camouflage suited for their current campaigns, while the Mordian Iron Guard is famous for fighting in bright blue dress uniforms. Though in the Mordians' case, this is justified since they come from a night world with a history of weathering Chaos assaults, where the ostentatious uniforms are important for visibility and morale.

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** The countless regiments of the Imperial Guard can play this straight or avert it. The Cadian regiments prefer drab olives and tans or camouflage suited for their current campaigns, while the Mordian Iron Guard is famous for fighting in bright blue dress uniforms. Though in the Mordians' case, this is justified since they come from a night world with a history of weathering Chaos assaults, where the ostentatious uniforms are important for visibility and morale. They also fight in the open in tight infantry blocks instead of using stealth and maneuver, so they would stand out just as much in appropriate fatigues.
20th Dec '17 9:20:50 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Parodied in ''Film/AliGIndahouse''. Ali and his fellow 'gangsters' go to raid the antagonist's base wearing gear with camouflage patterns. Unfortunately they all choose garish, day-glo colours.

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* Parodied in ''Film/AliGIndahouse''.''Film/AliGInDaHouse''. Ali and his fellow 'gangsters' go to raid the antagonist's base wearing gear with camouflage patterns. Unfortunately they all choose garish, day-glo colours.
27th Nov '17 6:16:23 PM nombretomado
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* [[KaijuDefenseForce Japan Air Self Defense Force]] pilots and aircrew stationed at Hokkaido wear bright orange flightsuits, deliberately invoking this, to aide in visual search in the event of an ejection over ice-cold water.

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* [[KaijuDefenseForce [[UsefulNotes/KaijuDefenseForce Japan Air Self Defense Force]] pilots and aircrew stationed at Hokkaido wear bright orange flightsuits, deliberately invoking this, to aide in visual search in the event of an ejection over ice-cold water.
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