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26th Jan '16 5:01:16 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Chiyo Sakura of ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun'' is identified primarily by her bows, and by extension their polka dot pattern, both in-universe and with the fandom.
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* Chiyo Sakura of ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun'' ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'' is identified primarily by her bows, and by extension their polka dot pattern, both in-universe and with the fandom.
28th Dec '15 11:31:46 PM LadyNorbert
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* Edward Elric's pocket watch and Roy's gloves in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. ** The red coat seems more like Ed's iconic item since every state certified alchemist is given that pocket watch. *** Few of them have a date carved into it. *** Ed himself seems to regard his red coat as this, given that after laying low for a while he makes himself a new one and declares that now he's ready. ** Most importantly, Ed's automail arm and it's armblade.
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist, all state alchemists have silver pocket watches - but only Edward Elric's pocket watch and Roy's gloves in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. ** The red coat seems more like Ed's iconic item since every state certified alchemist is given that pocket watch. *** Few of them have has one with a significant date carved into it. *** inside. More obviously, Ed himself seems to regard his wears a bright red coat as this, given that after laying low emblazoned with the Flamel insignia; he casts it off for a time while he hiding from the enemy, and makes himself a new one and declares that now when he's ready. ** Most importantly, Ed's preparing for the final showdown. Probably his most iconic item, however, is his automail arm and it's armblade.arm, which makes him instantly recognizable to anyone who sees it. ** Roy Mustang's iconic item would be his embroidered gloves, which allow him to perform flame alchemy in (literally) a snap.

* Natsu's scarf in ''Manga/FairyTail'' which he's always seen in. Even while sleeping. When Lucy accidentally yanked it off him (trying to pull it up) and he didn't seem to notice, she knew something was wrong. ** His scarf is a gift from his dragon-foster-father Igneel. It's probable made of dragon skin. It's a ChekhovsGun, as it later protects Natsu from [[spoiler:Zeref's death magic]].
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* Natsu's scarf in ''Manga/FairyTail'' which he's always seen in. Even is ever-present, even while he's sleeping. When Lucy accidentally yanked it off him (trying to pull it up) and he didn't seem to notice, she knew something was wrong. ** His scarf is a gift from his dragon-foster-father Igneel. It's probable probably made of dragon skin. It's also a ChekhovsGun, as it later protects Natsu from [[spoiler:Zeref's death magic]].

* ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's'' shield. As the theme song reminds us, all those who chose to oppose the shield ''must'' yield. Indeed, when Cap was "dead" the question of who would carry the shield was a major plot point.
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* ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's'' shield. As the theme song reminds us, all those who chose to oppose the shield ''must'' yield. Indeed, when Cap was "dead" "dead," the question of who would carry the shield was a major plot point.

** [[TheStoic Mace Windu's]] purple [[LaserBlade lightsaber]] and Darth Maul's double-bladed lightsaber are unique weapons (all lightsabers are different, but Windu and Maul's are the only ones of their kind seen). Notably, the purple lightsaber was Creator/SamuelLJackson's only demand for accepting the role. Though this doesn't carry over into the ExpandedUniverse, where purple is a 'neutral' color used by Jedi and Sith, and double lightsabers are present but not common. Lightsabers in general are iconic weapons for the franchise.
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** [[TheStoic Mace Windu's]] purple [[LaserBlade lightsaber]] and Darth Maul's double-bladed lightsaber are unique weapons (all lightsabers are different, but Windu and Maul's are the only ones of their kind seen). Notably, the purple lightsaber was Creator/SamuelLJackson's only demand for accepting the role. Though this This doesn't carry over into the ExpandedUniverse, where purple is a 'neutral' color used by both Jedi and Sith, and double lightsabers are present but not common. Lightsabers in general are iconic weapons for the franchise.

* Franchise/{{Zorro}}'s black mask and Andalusian hat (in the novel he originally wore a sombrero). To a lesser degree his sword and bullwhip.
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* Franchise/{{Zorro}}'s black mask and Andalusian hat (in the novel he originally wore a sombrero). To a lesser degree degree, his sword and bullwhip.

* In the 1976 film version of ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', Norma is never seen without her red baseball cap. She wears it in gym class, during detention, and even at the prom. The only two times when she's not wearing it are when she's getting her hair styled (and even then, it's perched atop the giant hair dryer), and [[spoiler:when Carrie knocks her flat on her ass with the firehose and kills her, blowing her cap off in the process]]. The cap was reportedly the idea of her actress, P. J. Soles.
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* In the 1976 film version of ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', Norma is never seen without her red baseball cap. She wears it in gym class, during detention, and even at the prom. The only two times when she's not wearing it are when she's getting her hair styled (and even then, it's perched atop the giant hair dryer), and [[spoiler:when Carrie knocks her flat on her ass with the firehose fire hose and kills her, blowing her cap off in the process]]. The cap was reportedly the idea of her actress, P. J. Soles.

* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Dean's amulet, to the point where [[spoiler:he's still wearing it in hell.]] He has since lost it, however, and the writers [[ShrugOfGod doubt it will reappear]]. The Colt might count, though. Also, Casiel's overcoat, so that [[spoiler:when it's found, he's presumed dead.]] Later, when he's [[spoiler:found alive with amnesia, he doesn't put the coat on until he gets his memory back]]. The boys each have their preferred sidearms (a Colt .45 with ivory grips for Dean, a Taurus PT-92 9-millimeter for Sam [[spoiler: although Sam changes his temporarily when he's soulless]], a Colt Single Action Army for Bobby), and of course, [[CoolCar there's the Impala]].
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Dean's amulet, to the point where [[spoiler:he's still wearing it in hell.]] He has since lost it, however, and the writers [[ShrugOfGod doubt it will reappear]]. The Colt might count, though. Also, Casiel's Castiel's overcoat, so that [[spoiler:when it's found, he's presumed dead.]] Later, when he's [[spoiler:found alive with amnesia, he doesn't put the coat on until he gets his memory back]]. The boys each have their preferred sidearms (a Colt .45 with ivory grips for Dean, a Taurus PT-92 9-millimeter for Sam [[spoiler: although Sam changes his temporarily when he's soulless]], a Colt Single Action Army for Bobby), and of course, [[CoolCar there's the Impala]].

** To a lesser extent: Will's axe, Little John's staff and Robin's recurved bow are all practically synonymous with their characters. Kate is renowned for her forehead braid, though this is more the result of MemeticMutation considering she only wore it for three episodes in total.
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** To a lesser extent: Will's axe, Little John's staff and Robin's recurved recurve bow are all practically synonymous with their characters. Kate is renowned for her forehead braid, though this is more the result of MemeticMutation considering she only wore it for three episodes in total.

* [[KingArthur The Sword Excalibur]]. In addition, the Sword in the Stone (Caliburn), to the point that both swords are often [[LostInImitation mistaken to be one and the same]]. Although in some cases they ''are''; Arthurian canon is sketchy and full of {{retcon}}s and AlternateContinuity. The problem is of course that in most pictorial representations it is impossible to tell Excalibur apart from any other old sword and thus you need other factors to e. g. tell whether a statue is meant to represent Arthur or some other king.
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* [[KingArthur The Sword Excalibur]]. In addition, the Sword in the Stone (Caliburn), to the point that both swords are often [[LostInImitation mistaken to be one and the same]]. Although in some cases they ''are''; Arthurian canon is sketchy and full of {{retcon}}s and AlternateContinuity. The problem is is, of course course, that in most pictorial representations it is impossible to tell Excalibur apart from any other old sword sword, and thus you need other factors to e. g. tell whether a statue what sword (or king) is meant to represent Arthur or some other king.being depicted.

* The Plasma Cutter from Franchise/DeadSpace appearing in a lot of promotional material for the first two games and having become famous for being good enough to carry the player through the entire game on it's own.
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* The Plasma Cutter from Franchise/DeadSpace appearing in a lot of promotional material for the first two games and having become famous for being good enough to carry the player through the entire game on it's its own.

** Even more prominently Revolver Ocelot and his revolvers.
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** Even more prominently prominently, Revolver Ocelot and his revolvers.

* [[Webcomic/SomethingPositive Aubrey's choker]] (wherein it became a plot point when her soon-to-be-husband Jason destroyed it.)
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* [[Webcomic/SomethingPositive Aubrey's choker]] (wherein choker]], so much so that it became a plot point when her soon-to-be-husband Jason destroyed it.)it accidentally.

* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick has her glasses. She stopped wearing them later on, however. In one video where they are absent, she lampshades it in her ending credits by saying they were stolen by Communists.
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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick has her glasses. She stopped wearing them later on, however. In one video where they are absent, she lampshades it in her ending credits by saying they were stolen by Communists. For a while, she also had a rather iconic bow tie.

* Any soldier's dogtags, to the point where if he's KIA, his fellows will try to ''at least'' get them back home. Which is why they're carried in the first place, of course. Although in another way they can and are seen as items that grind down soldiers' individuality and indeed humanity. Which is why they got the derogatory nickname in the first place ("we are treated like dogs").
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* Any soldier's dogtags, to the point where if he's KIA, his fellows will try to ''at least'' get them back home. Which is why they're carried in the first place, of course. Although in another way they can and are seen as items that grind down soldiers' individuality and indeed humanity. Which This is why they got the derogatory nickname in the first place ("we are treated like dogs").
21st Dec '15 11:02:16 AM MadCormorant
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* Country musician Music/DanielRomano often uses an acoustic guitar with his name inlaid on the fretboard.
14th Dec '15 5:56:11 AM TheDiego908
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* From ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}, we have the [[LaserBlade Monado]]. Unlike other iconic items, though, [[spoiler:it actually evolves in appearance around 1/3 of the game]]. Players who have finished the game may find its iconic status somewhat of a HarsherInHindsight moment because of the Monado [[spoiler:turning out to be MAJOR ArtifactOfDoom in the late game, not to mention it being erased out of existence in the ending]].
5th Dec '15 1:49:11 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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** The Twelfth Doctor's electric guitar. Overlaps with TheCastShowoff, as Creator/PeterCapaldi is a former musician.
26th Nov '15 5:53:13 PM trulymadmoves
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* The blue sweatband worn by Joey Richter's characters in ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'', ''Theatre/MeAndMyDick'', and ''Theatre/{{Starship}}''.
8th Nov '15 4:56:03 PM theek01
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* Several music videos by Music/GymClassHeroes feature Travie [=McCoy=] using or just holding a toothbrush. Some examples would be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiiU-Fky18s “Cupid's Chokehold”]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWYPtCCYDas “The Queen And I”]], or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3E9Wjbq44E “Stereo Hearts”]], just to name a few.
3rd Nov '15 3:31:15 PM Argon2
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* ''VisualNovel/ZeroEscape'': ** Luna ([[ReplacementGoldfish and]] [[spoiler:Diana, the human she was created to mimic]]) wears an [[AnimalMotifs appropriately symbolic]] cage necklace. In a promo image for the third game, [[spoiler:Diana]]'s face is actually hidden for dramatic effect- so the necklace is the only indication of her identity. ** Akane's doll, which played a pivotal role in her backstory and symbolizes her ([[BeneathTheMask otherwise hidden]]) humanity. Even in the second game- when the doll doesn't even appear- it's still highly relevant to the plot, being part of a computer password that the protagonists must find. ** Clover's axe- even though it isn't technically ''her'' axe, and only appears in one of many possible endings. That ending terrified the fans so much that axes and Clover became synonymous to them.
3rd Nov '15 3:12:12 PM Argon2
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18th Oct '15 6:07:44 PM nombretomado
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* [[ThePresidents The President of the United States']] "''Resolute'' Desk", which with a few exceptions is always present in the Oval Office, no matter who is president.
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* [[ThePresidents [[UsefulNotes/ThePresidents The President of the United States']] "''Resolute'' Desk", which with a few exceptions is always present in the Oval Office, no matter who is president.
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