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8th May '18 7:09:24 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
** This is a common theory for why none of the live-action Batman films (or the [[Series/{{Batman}} 60's show]]) have Batman and Robin wearing [[IrislessEyeMaskOfMystery masks with opaque white lenses]]. The look works fine in comics and cartoons where the ExpressiveMask trope is in full effect, but doesn't work in live action because it prevents the actors from conveying emotions with their eyes. Creator/LeVarBurton had similar complaints about his VISOR prop from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', for instance.
** ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' does have Batman wearing white lenses, but the scene is very brief and is basically just there as a MythologyGag. Similarly, he has white lenses in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', but only in his armoured costume. His regular one lacks the white lenses, like all the previous films.



* This is a common theory for why none of the live-action Batman films (or the [[Series/{{Batman}} 60's show]]) have Batman and Robin wearing [[IrislessEyeMaskOfMystery masks with opaque white lenses]]. The look works fine in comics and cartoons where the ExpressiveMask trope is in full effect, but doesn't work in live action because it prevents the actors from conveying emotions with their eyes. Creator/LeVarBurton had similar complaints about his VISOR prop from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', for instance. ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' does have Batman wearing white lenses, but the scene is very brief and is basically just there as a MythologyGag. He does however wear white lenses in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', but when he is in armoured form, thus his regular costume lacks of the white lenses like in the previous films.
10th Apr '18 8:42:07 PM professionalsweetheart
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* ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' often had the majority of the focus on Bill Bixby's Dr. Banner, with Lou Ferrigno's Hulk often only showing up for fight scenes and action sequences.

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* ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' often had the majority of the focus on Bill Bixby's Dr. Banner, with Lou Ferrigno's Hulk often only showing up for fight scenes and action sequences.
sequences. This is simultaneously an inversion, considering that the Hulk is the title character and Ferrigno himself is a name actor.



* Rather famously, the stage adaptation of ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' altered the Phantom's mask so that it now only covered half of his face.

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* Rather famously, the stage adaptation of ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' altered the Phantom's mask (and underlying deformity) so that it now only covered half of his face.
21st Mar '18 11:38:24 PM aksnitd
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* Casey Jones (as played by Creator/StephenAmell) only wears his trademark mask in one scene of ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesOutOfTheShadows''. Shredder also spends a lot of the movie not wearing his helmet.

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* Casey Jones (as played by Creator/StephenAmell) only wears his trademark mask in one scene of ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesOutOfTheShadows''. They actually poke fun at the mask by having him speak with it on, only to find that it heavily muffles his voice. Shredder also spends a lot of the movie not wearing his helmet.
6th Feb '18 7:26:42 PM nombretomado
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* Not transformed back, but after Creator/JackNicholson becomes TheJoker in the 1989 ''{{Film/Batman}}'' film, there are stretches where he puts on enough makeup to pass for normal. Well, [[UncannyValley almost]].

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* Not transformed back, but after Creator/JackNicholson becomes TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker in the 1989 ''{{Film/Batman}}'' film, there are stretches where he puts on enough makeup to pass for normal. Well, [[UncannyValley almost]].
13th Jan '18 7:00:16 PM jormis29
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** In ''Film/SpiderMan3'', we get a token few minutes of ComicBook/{{Venom}}'s wonderfully creepy tooth-filled maw before he starts peeling back his "mask" every time he speaks -- probably to give Topher Grace some more face time.

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** In ''Film/SpiderMan3'', we get a token few minutes of ComicBook/{{Venom}}'s wonderfully creepy tooth-filled maw before he starts peeling back his "mask" every time he speaks -- probably to give Topher Grace Creator/TopherGrace some more face time.
6th Jan '18 9:36:14 PM nombretomado
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** And in ''[[Film/XMenFirstClass X-Men: First Class]]'', ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' and ''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 middle film, but still has quite a few scenes in her human disguise.

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** And in ''[[Film/XMenFirstClass X-Men: First Class]]'', ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Mystique (now played by JenniferLawrence) Creator/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 middle film, but still has quite a few scenes in her human disguise.
6th Jan '18 6:03:34 AM erforce
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* The ''Film/XMen'' movies play with this:

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* The ''Film/XMen'' movies ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' play with this:



** The ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' SpinOff plays with this. Deadpool does wear his iconic costume and mask this time, but there are also a lot of {{Flashback}}s showing a pre-Deadpool Wade Wilson, ensuring that we get plenty of shots of Ryan Reynolds' handsome mug. However, the ''marketing'' focused almost exclusively on Deadpool in costume, except for literally ''one'' poster where his original face is visible.

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** The ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' ''Film/Deadpool2016'' SpinOff plays with this. Deadpool does wear his iconic costume and mask this time, but there are also a lot of {{Flashback}}s showing a pre-Deadpool Wade Wilson, ensuring that we get plenty of shots of Ryan Reynolds' handsome mug. However, the ''marketing'' focused almost exclusively on Deadpool in costume, except for literally ''one'' poster where his original face is visible.
1st Jan '18 11:10:48 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/TheFugitive'' the plot calls for Dr. Kimble to spend most of the movie in disguise; the filmmakers deliberately had him start out some distance from HarrisonFord's usual look, so that when he disguised himself by dying his hair and shaving off his beard he became the Harrison Ford audiences were paying to see.

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* In ''Film/TheFugitive'' the plot calls for Dr. Kimble to spend most of the movie in disguise; the filmmakers deliberately had him start out some distance from HarrisonFord's Creator/HarrisonFord's usual look, so that when he disguised himself by dying his hair and shaving off his beard he became the Harrison Ford audiences were paying to see.
13th Dec '17 8:56:11 PM Rebu
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** The ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' SpinOff plays with this. Deadpool does wear his iconic costume and mask this time, but there are also a lot of {{Flashback}}s showing a pre-Deadpool Wade Wilson, ensuring that we get plenty of shots of Ryan Reynolds' handsome mug.

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** The ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' SpinOff plays with this. Deadpool does wear his iconic costume and mask this time, but there are also a lot of {{Flashback}}s showing a pre-Deadpool Wade Wilson, ensuring that we get plenty of shots of Ryan Reynolds' handsome mug. However, the ''marketing'' focused almost exclusively on Deadpool in costume, except for literally ''one'' poster where his original face is visible.



* Not transformed back, but after Creator/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 Creator/JackNicholson becomes TheJoker in the 1989 ''{{Film/Batman}}'' film, there are stretches where he puts on enough makeup to pass for normal. Well, [[UncannyValley almost]].



** ComicBook/NormanOsborn keeps his face covered during his fight scenes but is sure to have his helmet torn away at the end of the climax, although it's done as a dramatic unmasking moment.

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** ComicBook/NormanOsborn keeps his face covered during his fight scenes but is sure to have his helmet torn away at the end of the climax, although it's done as a dramatic unmasking moment.moment to lure Peter into a false sense of security.



** The climax of ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' has Peter removing his mask so that we can get a good view of his anguished screaming after [[spoiler: Gwen]] is killed. This is however justified, given that he would want to be closer to his girlfriend and was in denial about her death. The rest of the movie avoids this, keeping Spidey's mask on for the majority of the the film.

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** The cops also manage to take it off when they capture him, forcing him to fight with his face concealed. It also, conveniently, exposes his identity to Chief Stacy, and lets Peter emote.
** The climax of ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' has Peter removing [[spoiler:removing his mask so that we can get a good view of his anguished screaming after [[spoiler: Gwen]] Gwen is killed. This is however justified, given that he would want to be closer to his girlfriend and was in denial about her death. ]] The rest of the movie avoids this, keeping Spidey's mask on for the majority of the the film.
5th Dec '17 1:05:54 PM nighttrainfm
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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 has the mask in a select few scenes (eve while wearing the helmet), and is still [[AdaptationalAttractiveness quite gorgeous without it]].
** Much like the Batman example, Black Panther usually has white lenses on his mask in the comics. In the live-action ''Film/BlackPanther'' film, he has the white lenses, but they can be retracted to show off his eyes. His costume also has an InstantArmor aspect, meaning he can unmask at a moment's notice for scenes requiring dramatic acting.

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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 has the mask in a select few scenes (eve (even while wearing the helmet), and is still [[AdaptationalAttractiveness quite gorgeous without it]].
** Much like the Batman example, Black Panther usually has white lenses on his mask in the comics. In the live-action ''Film/BlackPanther'' film, he has the white lenses, but they can be retracted to show off his eyes. His costume also has an InstantArmor aspect, meaning he can unmask at a moment's notice for scenes requiring dramatic acting. That last part ''is'' straight from the comics, at least.
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