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3rd May '17 10:22:10 AM nighttrainfm
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** ''Film/IronMan1'' While Tony is seen quite a bit out of the suit, having his mask come off in the final fight seems to be for this reason. The films are also full of shots showing Stark's face from inside the Iron Man helmet, although that may just be because shining some lights in Creator/RobertDowneyJr's eyes is much cheaper than fully animating the suit in flight. Such scenes also serve to make the in-flight conversations with Jarvis slightly less TalkingToThemself-ish, and they're relatively common in the source material anyway. And on a more meta level, we have the very last line of the movie:

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** ''Film/IronMan1'' ''Film/IronMan1'': While Tony is seen quite a bit out of the suit, having his mask come off in the final fight seems to be for this reason. The films are also full of shots showing Stark's face from inside the Iron Man helmet, although that may just be because shining some lights in Creator/RobertDowneyJr's eyes is much cheaper than fully animating the suit in flight. Such scenes also serve to make the in-flight conversations with Jarvis slightly less TalkingToThemself-ish, and they're relatively common in the source material anyway. And on a more meta level, we have the very last line of the movie:



** ''Film/IronMan3'' has an unusual variation on this: [[spoiler:Tony spends most of the climax jumping in and out of several Iron Man suits, which the BigBad keeps destroying.]]



** ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'': Many of the heroes spend a great deal of time unmasked; Tony Stark and Captain America as above. [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] spends most of his time as a human also (though this is what he ''prefers'' in the comics). Meanwhile, ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} has no mask at all even though he wears them in the comics, though this makes sense since he's not a costumed vigilante here. This is most evident in the posters for the film, which shows bare faces for everyone. On top of that, during the big final battle, a {{Mook}} rips Captain America's mask and he doesn't bother putting it back on. Likewise, [[spoiler:the group tears Iron Man's helmet off in order to try and revive him after he falls back to Earth from space. Both Tony and Steve are noticeably maskless when the team confronts Loki in Stark Tower after the battle's ended.]]
** ''Film/IronMan3'' has an unusual variation on this: [[spoiler:Tony spends most of the climax jumping in and out of several Iron Man suits, which the BigBad keeps destroying.]]



** ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'': Many of the heroes spend a great deal of time unmasked; Tony Stark and Captain America as above. [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] spends most of his time as a human also (though this is what he ''prefers'' in the comics). Meanwhile, ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} has no mask at all even though he wears them in the comics, though this makes sense since he's not a costumed vigilante here. This is most evident in the posters for the film, which shows bare faces for everyone. On top of that, during the big final battle, a {{Mook}} rips Captain America's mask and he doesn't bother putting it back on. Likewise, [[spoiler:the group tears Iron Man's helmet off in order to try and revive him after he falls back to Earth from space. Both Tony and Steve are noticeably maskless when the team confronts Loki in Stark Tower after the battle's ended.]]



** ''Film/AntMan'' plays with it. Scott actually does keep his mask on whenever he's using his powers (because in this continuity, the helmet is a life-support system, meaning he ''needs it to live'' while shrinking). However, when he has it on but isn't using his powers, he often flips up the face plate so we can see Creator/PaulRudd under the helmet. Like many of the examples above, the movie also has a huge number of scenes where Scott is not wearing the costume at all. {{Averted|Trope}} with Comicbook/TheWasp, who is ''only'' ever seen with her mask on in flashbacks.



** ''Film/AntMan'' plays with it. Scott actually does keep his mask on whenever he's using his powers (because in this continuity, the helmet is a life-support system, meaning he ''needs it to live'' while shrinking). However, when he has it on but isn't using his powers, he often flips up the face plate so we can see Creator/PaulRudd under the helmet. Like many of the examples above, the movie also has a huge number of scenes where Scott is not wearing the costume at all. {{Averted|Trope}} with Comicbook/TheWasp, who is ''only'' ever seen with her mask on in flashbacks.
26th Mar '17 3:33:58 PM mkmckoy
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* Deadshot is rarely without his mask in the comics or on TV[[note]] [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E4TaskForceX Task Force X is notable exception]][[/note]], but in ''Film/SuicideSquad'' he almost never wears his mask, lest [[Creator/WillSmith Will Smith’s]] face be hidden.
18th Mar '17 1:13:57 PM comicwriter
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** In the comics, Hela wears a mask as part of her trademark CoolHelmet in order to hide her decaying face. In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', Hela only wears the mask in certain scenes, and is still [[AdaptationalAttractiveness quite gorgeous without it]].
13th Mar '17 1:23:12 PM nighttrainfm
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** Like ''The Winter Soldier'', ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' has several action scenes where the characters aren't wearing any costumes, as well as another pivotal moment where Cap removes his helmet during a fight. The theatrical posters also often had Cap and Iron Man maskless, but this was taken UpToEleven for the individual characters posters, where ''none'' of the Avengers had on their masks. And of course, we once again have our obligatory scene where Spider-Man's mask is knocked off during a battle.

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** Like ''The Winter Soldier'', ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' has several action scenes where the characters aren't wearing any costumes, as well as another pivotal moment where Cap removes his helmet during a fight.costumes. The theatrical posters also often had Cap and Iron Man maskless, but this was taken UpToEleven for the individual characters posters, where ''none'' of the Avengers had on their masks. And of course, we once again have our obligatory scene where Spider-Man's mask is knocked off during a battle.
29th Jan '17 4:27:27 PM comicwriter
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* Likewise, Creator/ChuckNorris dropped out of ''Film/AmericanNinja'' because he didn't want to obscure his face by wearing a mask.
22nd Jan '17 5:22:33 PM nighttrainfm
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* Downplayed in ''Film/PowerRangers2017''. The Rangers' helmets cover their faces in battle, but open up while they're piloting their Zords (a couple of teams in the actual show could do that, but not the originals).
6th Jan '17 8:16:07 PM nombretomado
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* Not transformed back, but after JackNicholson becomes TheJoker in the 1989 ''{{Film/Batman}}'' film, there are stretches where he puts on enough makeup to pass for normal.

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* Not transformed back, but after JackNicholson Creator/JackNicholson becomes TheJoker in the 1989 ''{{Film/Batman}}'' film, there are stretches where he puts on enough makeup to pass for normal.
4th Jan '17 10:01:55 AM nighttrainfm
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** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' heavily redesigned ComicBook/{{Ultron}} so that rather than having a static Jack-O'-Lantern visage, he now sports a fully expressive and animated face. Creator/JossWhedon defended the choice by saying that it'd be a waste to hire an actor of Creator/JamesSpader's caliber and then ''only'' have him do a voice-over.

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** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' heavily redesigned ComicBook/{{Ultron}} so that rather than having a static Jack-O'-Lantern visage, he now sports a fully expressive and animated face. Creator/JossWhedon defended the choice by saying that it'd be a waste to hire an actor of Creator/JamesSpader's caliber and then ''only'' have him do a voice-over. Steve also ditches his helmet for the entire final battle, which is only explained in a deleted scene (the first thing he sees in Sokovia is graffiti of himself in full costume with "fascist" written over it).
4th Jan '17 9:58:54 AM nighttrainfm
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--->'''Tony:''' (''to a whole press conference, live on national television'') I'm Iron Man.
** ''Film/IronMan3'' has an unusual variation on this; [[spoiler:Tony spends most of the climax jumping in and out of several Iron Man suits, which the BigBad keeps destroying.]]

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--->'''Tony:''' (''to a whole press conference, live on national television'') I'm The truth is...I am Iron Man.
** ''Film/IronMan3'' has an unusual variation on this; this: [[spoiler:Tony spends most of the climax jumping in and out of several Iron Man suits, which the BigBad keeps destroying.]]
8th Dec '16 7:36:14 AM dangerdan97
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** And in both ''[[Film/XMenFirstClass X-Men: First Class]]'' and ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', Mystique (now played by JenniferLawrence) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult) spend more time in human guise than in their blue skinned/furred forms. Lawrence does have more time in her blue form in the latter film, but still has quite a few scenes in her human disguise.

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** And in both in ''[[Film/XMenFirstClass X-Men: First Class]]'' Class]]'', ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' and ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Mystique (now played by JenniferLawrence) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult) spend more time in human guise than in their blue skinned/furred forms. Lawrence does have more time in her blue form in the latter middle film, but still has quite a few scenes in her human disguise.
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