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22nd Jun '16 7:16:26 PM nombretomado
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* Several minor criminals in ''TigerAndBunny'' tend to wear one. In a more comedic version, [[spoiler:Karina, Antonio, Nathan and Keith]] pretend to be burglars to [[spoiler:surprise Barnaby for his birthday]]. The former three were wearing black ski masks while the latter was InTheHood with SunglassesAtNight.

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* Several minor criminals in ''TigerAndBunny'' ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' tend to wear one. In a more comedic version, [[spoiler:Karina, Antonio, Nathan and Keith]] pretend to be burglars to [[spoiler:surprise Barnaby for his birthday]]. The former three were wearing black ski masks while the latter was InTheHood with SunglassesAtNight.
21st Jun '16 9:26:28 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* The kidnapper in ''Videogame/WelcomeToTheGame'' is shown to be wearing a balaclava when he [[JumpScare greets you]].
30th May '16 9:23:00 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Darcia from ''WolfsRain'' has two. The first is a blank mask with a built-in EyepatchOfPower, but the second is a smiling WhiteMaskOfDoom with an eye hole to expose his [[spoiler:wolf's eye]].

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* Darcia from ''WolfsRain'' ''Anime/WolfsRain'' has two. The first is a blank mask with a built-in EyepatchOfPower, but the second is a smiling WhiteMaskOfDoom with an eye hole to expose his [[spoiler:wolf's eye]].
25th May '16 8:52:39 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* The teacher in the video for TheBirthdayMassacre's song ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SREZ-ggSDjM Looking Glass]]'' was a Malevolent Masked Man.

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* The teacher in the video for TheBirthdayMassacre's Music/TheBirthdayMassacre's song ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SREZ-ggSDjM Looking Glass]]'' was a Malevolent Masked Man.
6th May '16 2:01:02 PM margdean56
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* The Watraii in ''Literature/StarTrekVulcansSoul''. They're introduced as a band of masked aggressors threatening Romulan colonies; their masks are noted as making them particularly sinister. This isn't why they wear them (the actual reason is more to do with their own feelings than installing fear in others), but their blatantly threatening manner and concealment of identity are clearly linked.

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* The Watraii in ''Literature/StarTrekVulcansSoul''. They're introduced as a band of masked aggressors threatening Romulan colonies; their masks are noted as making them particularly sinister. This isn't why they wear them (the actual reason is more to do with their own feelings than installing instilling fear in others), but their blatantly threatening manner and concealment of identity are clearly linked.
24th Apr '16 7:58:11 AM Vir
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* The protagonists in ''VideoGame/ArmyOfTwo'' [[http://guidesmedia.ign.com/guides/image/article/861/861645/armytwo_guide_1206398818.jpg both wear masks]] - ostensibly this is to offer head protection, but the designs (a snarling skull and a blank face with no features) are pure RuleOfCool. Incidentally, there are airsoft masks based both designs and, in case of cheaper, unpainted Chinese versions of Salem's mask (left one) people can attest to the discomforting effect felt when faced with a featureless face and [[BlackEyesOfEvil no visible eyes]].
* ''Videogame/FalloutNewVegas'' [[CannibalClan The White Glove Society.]] wear masks that cover the lower part of their face. Their leader believes the masks give them a "mysterious allure" but all it does is make them creepier in the eyes of others.

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* The protagonists in ''VideoGame/ArmyOfTwo'' [[http://guidesmedia.ign.com/guides/image/article/861/861645/armytwo_guide_1206398818.jpg both wear masks]] - ostensibly this is to offer head protection, but the designs (a snarling skull and a blank face with no features) are pure RuleOfCool. Incidentally, there are airsoft masks based on both designs and, in case of cheaper, unpainted Chinese versions of Salem's mask (left one) people can attest to the discomforting effect felt when faced with a featureless face and [[BlackEyesOfEvil no visible eyes]].
* ''Videogame/FalloutNewVegas'' ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' [[CannibalClan The White Glove Society.]] wear masks that cover the lower part of their face. Their leader believes the masks give them a "mysterious allure" but all it does is make them creepier in the eyes of others.



** The sequel ''VideoGame/{{Payday 2}}'' sports more heisters with more standard clown masks, and an enormous amount of unlockable and customizable masks, among them more clowns, animals, Santas, pop-culture references, a PlagueDoctor and lots of original masks.

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** The sequel ''VideoGame/{{Payday ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}'' sports more heisters with more standard clown masks, and an enormous amount of unlockable and customizable masks, among them more clowns, animals, Santas, pop-culture references, a PlagueDoctor and lots of original masks.
1st Apr '16 3:38:07 AM SideburnsKid
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* In WebOriginal/PositivelyDreadful, host Sideburns is held at gunpoint by the War Father, a villain wearing a green Iron Man mask. He is also the first villain on the show [[KnightOfCerebus not to be completely played for comedy.]]
22nd Mar '16 7:29:57 PM Vios
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', the Archon of Justice (and possibly other Archons) appears to wear a shiny metal mask covering his whole face. Considering the [[EvilOverlord kind of ruler]] he administers "justice" for, he probably qualifies as malevolent.
15th Mar '16 6:05:19 AM Kossage
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* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', the Totenkopfs wear masks that resemble human skulls and aim to bring about the end of the world.
12th Mar '16 12:38:41 PM Morgenthaler
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* Torchwood Miracle Day has a cult, all wearing white masks and marching in the streets. Since they were never even slightly relevant to the plot in any way at all ever, it's likely that this trope was invoked just to have an epic freaky cult marching in the streets for the trailers.
* The ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' episode called "The Tale Of The Twisted Claw" had a group of older kids wearing masks of some kind and bullying these two trick-or-treaters.
** Also, "The Tale Of The Many Faces" was all about people wearing masks, and asked the question "Is it our masks (faces) that define who we are?" The villain in the episode stole girls faces and wore them to keep herself young. The girls faces she stole, were left with fish lips and white eyes, so they were given masks to cover up their ugliness.

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* Torchwood Miracle Day ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay'' has a cult, all wearing white masks and marching in the streets. Since they were never even slightly relevant to the plot in any way at all ever, it's likely that this trope was invoked just to have an epic freaky cult marching in the streets for the trailers.
* ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'':
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The ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' episode called "The Tale Of The Twisted Claw" had a group of older kids wearing masks of some kind and bullying these two trick-or-treaters.
** Also, "The Tale Of The Many Faces" was all about people wearing masks, and asked the question "Is it our masks (faces) that define who we are?" The villain in the episode stole girls faces and wore them to keep herself young. The girls faces she stole, were left with fish lips and white eyes, so they were given masks to cover up their ugliness.



* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "The Masks," involved a dying old man wearing a death mask and forcing his [[InadequateInheritor greedy family]] to wear masks that reflected their personalities. Unfortunately, when the old man finally dies, the family members' [[BecomingTheCostume faces change to resemble their masks.]]
* In ''{{Flash Forward|2009}}'', {{mook}}s working for the show's big conspiracy wear clown masks.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "The Masks," involved a dying old man wearing a death mask and forcing his [[InadequateInheritor greedy family]] to wear masks that reflected their personalities. Unfortunately, when the old man finally dies, the family members' [[BecomingTheCostume faces change to resemble their masks.]]
* In ''{{Flash ''Series/{{Flash Forward|2009}}'', {{mook}}s working for the show's big conspiracy wear clown masks.



** ''{{CSI NY}}'' had an episode with clown masks being used in a bank robbery. An explosion caused an outline of a mask to get seared into one guy's face.

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** ''{{CSI * ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' had an episode with clown masks being used in a bank robbery. An explosion caused an outline of a mask to get seared into one guy's face.
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