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27th Jul '16 12:56:01 PM Willbyr
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* While all the pilots in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' wear a headset to help them link with their Eva units, Asuka wears hers with her civilian clothes as well (wearing them like barrettes). This helps to establish certain things about Asuka. On a personal level, she is proud to be a pilot, and doesn't want anyone to forget it. The shape of this gear also gives her "horns" like a female Oni (ogre) [[UruseiYatsura like another character we could mention]]. It's worth noting that ''oni musume'' (ogre's daughter) is roughly the Japanese equivalent of "bitch" -- which definitely fits her {{Jerkass}} personality.

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* While all the pilots in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' wear a headset to help them link with their Eva units, Asuka wears hers with her civilian clothes as well (wearing them like barrettes). This helps to establish certain things about Asuka. On a personal level, she is proud to be a pilot, and doesn't want anyone to forget it. The shape of this gear also gives her "horns" like a female Oni (ogre) [[UruseiYatsura [[Manga/UruseiYatsura like another character we could mention]]. It's worth noting that ''oni musume'' (ogre's daughter) is roughly the Japanese equivalent of "bitch" -- which definitely fits her {{Jerkass}} personality.
14th Jul '16 10:05:49 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Creator/CharlieChaplin: His bowler hat, cane, baggy pants, large shoes.



* Creator/MauriceChevalier: His yellow boater hat and tuxedo.
* ''Franchise/IndianaJones''' Bomber jacket, bullwhip and fedora. It was specifically designed so you know the character just from his silhouette.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': Captain Jack Sparrow's hat. And his compass that doesn't point north.
* Speaking of ArmCannon weaponry, there's also Ashley J. Williams from ''Franchise/EvilDead''. Only instead of an arm-gun, he lopped off his hand and lashed a ''chainsaw'' onto it. This and his sawed off, back-holstered, shotgun are easily the most iconic items for Ash.
* "[[Film/GoldenEye Walther PPK, 7.65 millimetre. Only three men I know use such a gun... and I believe I've killed two of them]]." Film/JamesBond finds a newer Walther in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', and uses it in the following movies up until ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''. When promotional pictures from ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' showed him having gone back to the PPK, the fandom rejoiced.
* Film/DollarsTrilogy: The Man With No Name's distinctive green poncho

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* Creator/MauriceChevalier: His yellow boater hat and tuxedo.
* ''Franchise/IndianaJones''' Bomber jacket, bullwhip and fedora. It was specifically designed so you know the character just from
''Franchise/IndianaJones'': In addition to his silhouette.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': Captain Jack Sparrow's hat. And his compass that doesn't point north.
* Speaking of ArmCannon weaponry, there's
IconicOutfit, he also Ashley J. Williams from has his bullwhip.
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''Franchise/EvilDead''. Only instead of an arm-gun, he lopped off his Ash's chainsaw hand and lashed a ''chainsaw'' onto it. This and his sawed off, back-holstered, shotgun are easily the most iconic items for Ash.
sawed-off, back-holstered shotgun.
* "[[Film/GoldenEye Franchise/JamesBond's Walther PPK, 7.65 millimetre. Only three men I know use such a gun... and I believe I've killed two of them]]." Film/JamesBond finds He uses a newer Walther in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', and uses it in the following movies from ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' up until ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''. When promotional pictures from ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' showed him having gone back to the PPK, the fandom rejoiced.
* Film/DollarsTrilogy: The Man With No Name's distinctive green poncho
rejoiced.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Princess Leia's hairstyle and long white dress in ''Film/ANewHope''.
** Darth Vader's entire costume.
** [[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. 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.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Princess Leia's hairstyle and long white dress in ''Film/ANewHope''.
** Darth Vader's entire costume.
**
''Franchise/StarWars'': [[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. 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.



* [[Literature/DonQuixote Don Quijote]], his suit of armour and the "golden helmet of Mambrin" (actually a barber's brass shaving-bowl).



* [[Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays Phileas Fogg's]] top hat and pocket watch (used as an icon for him in the closing titles of the film adaptation starring David Niven).
* [[Literature/PeterPan Captain Hook's]] … um, he has something that qualifies…
* [[Literature/TheCaineMutiny Captain Queeg's]] steel balls.
* [[Series/RumpoleOfTheBailey Rumpole's]] dilapidated old hat.

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* [[Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'': Phileas Fogg's]] Fogg's top hat and pocket watch (used as an icon for him in the closing titles of the film adaptation starring David Niven).
* [[Literature/PeterPan ''Literature/TheCaineMutiny'': Captain Hook's]] … um, he has something that qualifies…
* [[Literature/TheCaineMutiny Captain Queeg's]]
Queeg's steel balls.
* [[Series/RumpoleOfTheBailey Rumpole's]] ''Series/RumpoleOfTheBailey'': Rumpole's dilapidated old hat.



* Fairy Tales:
** Literature/LittleRedRidingHood: her red hood

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* Fairy Tales:
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Literature/LittleRedRidingHood: her red hood



* Nina's locket on ''Series/HouseOfAnubis''. Also, Victor's pin.

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* Nina's locket on * ''Series/HouseOfAnubis''. Also, Nina's locket and Victor's pin.



* ''Series/BreakingBad'': Walter White/Heisenberg's hat

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'': Walter White/Heisenberg's hatWhite's pork pie hat that he wears when in his Heisenberg persona.



* Geordi La Forge's VISOR on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
** Worf's bandolier.

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* Geordi La Forge's VISOR on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
** Geordi La Forge's VISOR. The prop was so uncomfortable that the actor managed to successfully campaign to drop it in the subsequent movies.
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Worf's bandolier.sash. During one episode when the entire crew gets amnesia, Worf suggests that it might indicate that he's the captain.
28th Jun '16 9:17:01 AM kataangluvr
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* Creator/{{Samgladiator}} has a bunny hood, which passes over from his live-action videos to his ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' roleplays.
14th Jun '16 10:10:53 AM Chabal2
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** Yarrick's eye is of special note- the orks he was fighting believed he had the EvilEye, so he went to the Mechanicus to whip him up a laser eye.
11th Jun '16 1:25:47 PM Pichu-kun
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** Yuki has her winged backpack and her cat eared hat. [[spoiler:In the anime she gives up her hat

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** Yuki has her winged backpack and her cat eared hat. [[spoiler:In the anime she buries her hat with TeamPet Taromaru, though in the manga he was a PosthumousCharacter and she never gives up her hatthe hat]].



** Mario's hat. In ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', if his hat is lost or stolen, he'll take double damage until he gets it back. In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', if it's lost or stolen, he'll actually take damage every few moments ''because'' he's not wearing it. Justified because the strategy guide says he's getting sunburn without his hat protecting him. In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'', [[spoiler:Luma takes Mario's hat in the ending]]. He's not too happy about it.

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** Mario's hat. In ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', if his hat is lost or stolen, he'll take double damage until he gets it back. In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', if it's lost or stolen, he'll actually take damage every few moments ''because'' he's not wearing it. Justified because the strategy guide says he's getting sunburn without his hat protecting him. In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'', [[spoiler:Luma takes Mario's hat in the ending]]. He's not too happy about it.
11th Jun '16 1:11:47 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist, all state alchemists have silver pocket watches - but only Edward has one with a significant date carved inside. More obviously, Ed wears a bright red coat emblazoned with the Flamel insignia; he casts it off for a time while hiding from the enemy, and makes himself a new one when he's preparing for the final showdown. Probably his most iconic item, however, is his automail arm, which makes him instantly recognizable to anyone who sees it.

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist, all ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** All
state alchemists have silver pocket watches - but only Edward has one with a significant date carved inside. More obviously, Ed wears a bright red coat emblazoned with the Flamel insignia; he casts it off for a time while hiding from the enemy, and makes himself a new one when he's preparing for the final showdown. Probably his most iconic item, however, is his automail arm, which makes him instantly recognizable to anyone who sees it.



** Winry is almost always seen with a bandanna for most of the series. She outgrows it when she becomes an adult though. In the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] she begins dressing more professionally while in the manga continuity she lets her hair down.



* Kamina's glasses and Simon's drill pendant from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Kamina even gives Gurren the glasses by melting down the swords it originally had.
** Kamina's glasses are so associated with him that the particular style of angular sunglasses he wears are now near-universally called "Kamina shades", even by non-''Gurren Lagann'' fans.

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* Kamina's glasses and Simon's drill pendant from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Kamina even gives Gurren the glasses by melting down the swords it originally had.
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had. Kamina's glasses are so associated with him that the particular style of angular sunglasses he wears are now near-universally called "Kamina shades", even by non-''Gurren Lagann'' fans.



* Russia's scarf in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''.

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
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Russia's scarf in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''.scarf.



** The Italy curls as well. Most fanworks (Written or drawn) identify it's content by describing the curls. Ex) The young boy laughed; his auburn hair shaking into his face, except for one obstinate curl on the side of his head.

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** The Italy curls as well. Most fanworks (Written (written or drawn) identify it's content by describing the curls. Ex) The young boy laughed; his auburn hair shaking into his face, except for one obstinate curl on the side of his head.



* [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum's]] hat, to the point where he will yell at and pursue any Pokémon that steals it (except on one occasion).
** In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', most of the Dex Holders wear an extra accessory (or have a slightly different physical feature) to differentiate them from the characters they were based on. Gold has his goggles and cue, Crystal her star-shaped earrings, Silver his black gloves, etc.
** Certain Pokémon also count in {{Fanon}}: May is synonymous with a Torchic starter, Brendan with Mudkip, Dawn with Piplup, Red with Pikachu, Blue with Eevee, and Bianca with Munna, just to name a few.
*** Ash's Squirtle from the Squirtle Squad has pretty awesome sunglasses reminiscent of Kamina's. Yeaaah...
*** His Treecko has the twig he likes to put in his mouth.
*** His Krookodile has his pair of sunglasses, like Squirtle.

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* [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
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Ash Ketchum's]] Ketchum's hat, to the point where he will yell at and pursue any Pokémon that steals it in early episodes (except on one occasion).
** In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', most of the Dex Holders wear an extra accessory (or have a slightly different physical feature) to differentiate them from the characters they were based on. Gold has his goggles and cue, Crystal her star-shaped earrings, Silver his black gloves, etc.
** Certain Pokémon also count in {{Fanon}}: May is synonymous with a Torchic starter, Brendan with Mudkip, Dawn with Piplup, Red with Pikachu, Blue with Eevee, and Bianca with Munna, just to name a few.
***
Ash's Squirtle from the Squirtle Squad has pretty awesome sunglasses reminiscent of Kamina's. Yeaaah...
*** His ** Ash's Treecko has the twig he likes to put in his mouth.
*** His ** Ash's Krookodile has his pair of sunglasses, like Squirtle.Squirtle.
* In ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', most of the Dex Holders wear an extra accessory (or have a slightly different physical feature) to differentiate them from the characters they were based on. Gold has his goggles and cue, Crystal her star-shaped earrings, Silver his black gloves, etc.



* [[Anime/CowboyBebop Faye Valentine's]] red hoodie around her waist, since any two-bit {{Fanservice}} character can pull off the bright yellow [[{{Stripperiffic}} halter top and short-shorts]].

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* [[Anime/CowboyBebop ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': Faye Valentine's]] Valentine's red hoodie around her waist, since any two-bit {{Fanservice}} character can pull off the bright yellow [[{{Stripperiffic}} halter top and short-shorts]].



*** On a lesser note, her red hair-pins, which she inherited from her mother. [[spoiler:And are worn on her father's shirt after her suicide.]]

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*** ** On a lesser note, her Ayano's red hair-pins, which she inherited from her mother. [[spoiler:And are worn on her father's shirt after her suicide.]]



* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': Rena's NiceHat, which is used at least once to signify [[spoiler:[[SignatureItemClue that she's dead]]]]. Her cleaver also counts.



* ''Manga/SchoolLive'':
** ActionGirl Kurumi has the shovel she uses to kill zombies.
** Yuki has her winged backpack and her cat eared hat. [[spoiler:In the anime she gives up her hat
** Rii's [[spoiler:teddy bear]] is a dark example later in the manga. [[spoiler:She [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness believes it]] to be her kid sister]].



* [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger's]] clawed-glove.

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* [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'': Freddy Krueger's]] Krueger's clawed-glove.



** Princess Leia 's hairstyle and long white dress in ''Film/ANewHope''.

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** Princess Leia 's Leia's hairstyle and long white dress in ''Film/ANewHope''.



* [[Series/HappyDays Fonzie's]] jacket.

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* [[Series/HappyDays Fonzie's]] ''Series/HappyDays'': Fonzie's jacket.



* A bottle of rum for Act Yasukawa. Formerly an eye patch, later, {{ornamental|weapon}} swords.[[/folder]]

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* A bottle of rum for Act Yasukawa. Formerly an eye patch, later, {{ornamental|weapon}} swords.swords.
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** Mario's hat. In ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', if his hat is lost or stolen, he'll take double damage until he gets it back.
** In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', if it's lost or stolen, he'll actually take damage every few moments ''because'' he's not wearing it. Justified because the strategy guide says he's getting sunburn without his hat protecting him.

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** Mario's hat. In ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', if his hat is lost or stolen, he'll take double damage until he gets it back.
**
back. In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', if it's lost or stolen, he'll actually take damage every few moments ''because'' he's not wearing it. Justified because the strategy guide says he's getting sunburn without his hat protecting him. In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'', [[spoiler:Luma takes Mario's hat in the ending]]. He's not too happy about it.



** In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'', [[spoiler:Luma takes Mario's hat in the ending]]. He's not too happy about it.
* Franchise/DonkeyKong's necktie and Diddy's Nintendo hat.

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** In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'', [[spoiler:Luma takes Mario's hat in the ending]]. He's not too happy about it.
* Franchise/DonkeyKong's necktie and Diddy's Nintendo hat.hat (originally a "Rare" hat before the buyout).



** Amy Rose is rarely seen without her [[DropTheHammer hammer]], except in ''Sonic the Comic'' (where she uses a crossbow).

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** Amy Rose is rarely seen without her [[DropTheHammer hammer]], except in ''Sonic the Comic'' ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' (where she uses a crossbow).



** Marin from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' is almost never depicted without a HarpOfFemininity. It appears in several official artworks and in her ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' trophy, plus many fanworks include it. Unusually the harp ''isn't'' present in the actual game. There is not even a mention of her being able to play the harp.



* Neku's headphones in ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''.

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* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'':
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Neku's headphones in ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''.headphones.



* Most ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' protagonists wear a red neckerchief. Even some animals in the ''Wonderful Life'' subseries wear them.

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* ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'':
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Most ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' protagonists wear a red neckerchief. Even some animals in the ''Wonderful Life'' subseries wear them.them.
** Pete is almost never shown without his blue baseball cap.
** Gray from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' and several other games constantly wears a cap. His {{expy}} Blue from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody'' has a similar hat.


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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'':
** Rena's NiceHat, which is used at least once to signify [[spoiler:[[SignatureItemClue that she's dead]]]]. Her cleaver also counts.
** Mion has her taser that she's never shown using. It was removed in the remakes but appears in adaptations.
** Both Keiichi and Satoshi are heavily associated with baseball bats. Satoshi was into baseball but is associated with bats because [[spoiler:he beat his abusive aunt to death with it]]. Keiichi is associated with bats (specifically Satoshi's hand-me-down bat) for similar reasons.
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* While not an example from a specific individual, according to international law, resistance movements are required to have an identifier to ensure they are treated as lawful combatants in a conflict, and are thus afforded protections in legal proceedings. this led to the widespread use of armbands during the Second World War, as they provided excellent visibility to observers. perhaps the most iconic were from the French Resistance, as seen here:[[http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/3738/armband.jpg]].
17th May '16 5:37:19 AM Clare
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** Some of the Doctor's companions also had an iconic item associated with them. Examples include Jamie [=McCrimmon=]'s kilt, Adric's badge for mathematical excellence ([[DeadHatShot the shattered remnants]] of which were shown in place of the usual closing titles after the character died) and Ace's badge-covered black jacket.

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** Some of the Doctor's companions also had an iconic item associated with them. Examples include Jamie [=McCrimmon=]'s kilt, Adric's badge for mathematical excellence ([[DeadHatShot the shattered remnants]] of which were shown in place of the usual closing titles after Adric died at the character died) end of "Earthshock") and Ace's badge-covered black jacket.
17th May '16 5:34:56 AM Clare
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** Some of the Doctor's companions also had an iconic item associated with them. Examples include Jamie [=McCrimmon=]'s kilt, Adric's badge for mathematical excellence (the shattered remnants of which featured in an EmpathyDollShot after the character died) and Ace's badge-covered black jacket.

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** Some of the Doctor's companions also had an iconic item associated with them. Examples include Jamie [=McCrimmon=]'s kilt, Adric's badge for mathematical excellence (the ([[DeadHatShot the shattered remnants remnants]] of which featured were shown in an EmpathyDollShot place of the usual closing titles after the character died) and Ace's badge-covered black jacket.
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* Electric Weed Whackers for Wrestling/{{CZW}} as a whole, barbecue skewers for Masada, carving forks for Matt Tremont.

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* Electric Electronic Weed Whackers for Wrestling/{{CZW}} as a whole, barbecue skewers for Masada, carving forks for Matt Tremont.
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