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17th Sep '16 2:55:04 AM WillyFourEyes
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* The title character of ''VideoGame/KidChameleon'' can wear a number of different masks that grant him special powers.
17th Sep '16 2:53:47 AM WillyFourEyes
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* The title character of ''VideoGame/KidChameleon'' can wear a number of different masks that grant him special powers.
6th Sep '16 1:50:49 PM intastiel
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* In ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'', devils come into existence by being bound into a mask and a [[IKnowYourTrueName name]], and transform their masks as they increase in power. Breaking a devil's mask causes it to dissolve into mindless chaos until it's repaired and re-bound, raising the question of whether devils actually exist or their individuality is a lie imposed by the masks.
31st Jul '16 12:32:29 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/DoctorFate's helmet in TheDCU. It even got its own mini-series ''The Helmet of Fate'' where it passed through the hands of different mystical heroes before finding its way to its new wielder.
* The DCComics villain Psycho-Pirate got his emotion-controlling powers from the "Medusa Mask" although this is a subversion, as he had to take the mask ''off'' (so people could see his face) to use his powers.

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* ComicBook/DoctorFate's helmet in TheDCU.Franchise/TheDCU. It even got its own mini-series ''The Helmet of Fate'' where it passed through the hands of different mystical heroes before finding its way to its new wielder.
* The DCComics Creator/DCComics villain Psycho-Pirate got his emotion-controlling powers from the "Medusa Mask" although this is a subversion, as he had to take the mask ''off'' (so people could see his face) to use his powers.
30th Jun '16 8:05:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Bionicle}}'' had Kanohi Masks that granted powers to the wearer (who were usually Toa). In fact, they were a main theme until a ReTool, and the franchise could be the TropeNamer as "Masks of Power" was a common name for them from day one. Definitely in the "tropical mysticism" tiki-mask style, as the franchise had a number of Polynesian influences in its earliest days.

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* ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' had Kanohi Masks that granted powers to the wearer (who were usually Toa). In fact, they were a main theme until a ReTool, and the franchise could be the TropeNamer as "Masks of Power" was a common name for them from day one. Definitely in the "tropical mysticism" tiki-mask style, as the franchise had a number of Polynesian influences in its earliest days.
20th May '16 2:20:14 PM Doug86
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* In the StarTrekNovelVerse, the recitation masks of the Oralian Way religion. This Cardassian faith makes use of ceremonial masks which channel the life energy of the wearer, allowing them to become closer to Oralius and the Fates, even at times serve as a vessel for Oralius. Genuine masks amplify empathic and telepathic abilities, essentially being a form of AmplifierArtifact. Some masks are just replicas, though. The Dithparu's mask is a sinister version of the recitation mask. See: Literature/StarTrekTheLostEra in particular.

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* In the StarTrekNovelVerse, Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse, the recitation masks of the Oralian Way religion. This Cardassian faith makes use of ceremonial masks which channel the life energy of the wearer, allowing them to become closer to Oralius and the Fates, even at times serve as a vessel for Oralius. Genuine masks amplify empathic and telepathic abilities, essentially being a form of AmplifierArtifact. Some masks are just replicas, though. The Dithparu's mask is a sinister version of the recitation mask. See: Literature/StarTrekTheLostEra in particular.
19th May '16 9:00:44 AM MajinAkuma
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** Ichigo's hollow side definitely deserves a mention of its own, because when his [[SplitPersonalityTakeover hollow form takes over]] in [[spoiler:his epic fight with [[AloofBigBrother Byakuya Kuchiki]], it started ''[[BodyHorror growing]]'' onto his ''face''.]]

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** Ichigo's hollow Hollow side definitely deserves a mention of its own, because when his [[SplitPersonalityTakeover hollow form takes over]] in [[spoiler:his his epic fight with [[AloofBigBrother Byakuya Kuchiki]], it started ''[[BodyHorror growing]]'' onto his ''face''.]]
19th May '16 9:00:06 AM MajinAkuma
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** The Arrancar zig-zag a bit when using their ''ressurecion''. They become stronger and more like their original hollow form and for ''many'' of them it means the fragments of their masks become larger. However some of them have their mask fragments shrink or disappear entirely and some like Barragan have a physical transformation so complete that it's impossible to judge what becomes of his mask.

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** The Arrancar zig-zag a bit when using their ''ressurecion''. ''Resurrección''. They become stronger and more like their original hollow Hollow form and for ''many'' of them it means the fragments of their masks become larger. However some of them have their mask fragments shrink or disappear entirely and some like Barragan Baraggan have a complete physical transformation so complete that it's impossible to judge what becomes of his mask.
28th Apr '16 9:04:25 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Fanfic/FateParallelFantasia'', one of False Rider's Noble Phantasms is a magical mask which obscures her identity, parameters, skills, and even her class; because she carries a spear, True Rider initially mistakes her for a Lancer.
28th Mar '16 10:02:32 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Ichigo's hollow side definitely deserves a mention of its own, because when his [[SplitPersonalityTakeover hollow form takes over]] in [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome his epic fight with]] [[AloofBigBrother Byakuya Kuchiki]], it started ''[[BodyHorror growing]]'' onto his ''face''.]]

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** Ichigo's hollow side definitely deserves a mention of its own, because when his [[SplitPersonalityTakeover hollow form takes over]] in [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome his [[spoiler:his epic fight with]] with [[AloofBigBrother Byakuya Kuchiki]], it started ''[[BodyHorror growing]]'' onto his ''face''.]]



** In ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'', there's the mask that held the spirit of Shimazu. (Fortunately, it was on a statue. Of Shimazu.)

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** * In ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'', there's the mask that held the spirit of Shimazu. (Fortunately, it was on a statue. Of Shimazu.)



* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' - The Dark Elf pirate lord Lokhir Fellheart has a magical golden kraken mask that he liberated from an ancient underwater city. It inspires unreasoning otherworldly terror in his combat opponents.

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* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' - ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'':
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The Dark Elf pirate lord Lokhir Fellheart has a magical golden kraken mask that he liberated from an ancient underwater city. It inspires unreasoning otherworldly terror in his combat opponents.



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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' has 24 masks, and virtually all of them grant the wearer some sort of power, ranging from "one specific type of enemy will talk to you instead of attacking" to "transformation into one of the other races (Zora, Deku, or Goron)" to granting minor abilities such as enhanced speed or invisibility. If you get all the masks by the end of the game, you receive a mask that's an InfinityPlusOneSword that turns you into a PhysicalGod and makes the FinalBoss fight a CurbStompBattle in your favor.
** And of course, the [[EvilMask titular mask]] itself, acting as a SealedEvilInACan that corrupts whoever wears it. [[spoiler: It doesn't actually need someone to wear it, though -- once Skullkid is of no more use, it fights you under its own power, becoming humanoid in the process.]]
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has the Mask of Truth, which grants the wearer the power to speak to Gossip Stones. Its other masks, however, don't have any special powers.
*** [[GoddamnedBats Keese]] won't attack you if you're wearing the Skull Mask, which gets especially useful once the Keese are [[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]. The [[DemBones Stalchildren]] won't appear if you're wearing the Bunny Hood. Still, it's a far cry from the Fierce Deity.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' has 24 masks, and virtually all of them grant the wearer some sort of power, ranging from "one specific type of enemy will talk to you instead of attacking" to "transformation into one of the other races (Zora, Deku, or Goron)" to granting minor abilities such as enhanced speed or invisibility. If you get all the masks by the end of the game, you receive a mask that's an InfinityPlusOneSword that turns you into a PhysicalGod and makes the FinalBoss fight a CurbStompBattle in your favor.
** And of course, the [[EvilMask titular mask]] itself, acting as a SealedEvilInACan that corrupts whoever wears it. [[spoiler: It doesn't actually need someone to wear it, though -- once Skullkid is of no more use, it fights you under its own power, becoming humanoid in the process.]]
''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has the Mask of Truth, which grants the wearer the power to speak to Gossip Stones. Its The other masks, however, don't have any special powers.
*** [[GoddamnedBats Keese]] won't attack
powers except repel some minor enemies.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' has 28 collectible masks (including the Boss Remains which allow Link to refight a boss without the need to complete a dungeon again), and many of them grant the wearer some sort of power, ranging from "one specific type of enemy will talk to
you if you're wearing instead of attacking" to "transformation into one of the other races (Zora, Deku, or Goron)" to granting minor abilities such as enhanced speed or invisibility. If you get all the masks by the end of the game, you receive a mask that's an InfinityPlusOneSword that turns you into a PhysicalGod and makes the FinalBoss fight a CurbStompBattle in your favor. Then there's the [[EvilMask titular mask]] itself, acting as a SealedEvilInACan that corrupts whoever wears it. [[spoiler: It doesn't actually need someone to wear it, though -- once Skull Mask, which gets especially useful once Kid is of no more use, it fights you under its own power, becoming humanoid in the Keese are [[IncendiaryExponent on fire]]. The [[DemBones Stalchildren]] won't appear if you're wearing the Bunny Hood. Still, it's a far cry from the Fierce Deity.process.]]



* The Shakalaka from ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' wear masks both to conceal their faces and also as weapons of war. The King Shakalaka, for instance, can lob fire from the BBQ Spit he wears on his head. Of course, the most prevalent example is Cha-Cha, who changes personality and behavior based on the mask he wears.
** The Ancient Mask enshrined in Moga Village serves as an important item in the hunt for the Ceadeus, as it produces oxygen from the water it takes in. Unfortunately for the Wyverian Craftsman and Junior, all the stuff that makes this possible makes it too small for a human to wear...
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar: Chains of Olympus'' has Charon's golden mask, which allows him - and later Kratos when he defeats Charon - to create a green flame that stuns and damages enemies.
** ''VideoGame/GodOfWar: Ascension'' features a white mask made out of the oracle's eyes. Kratos punches illusions with it.
* The Mask of Chaos in ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheMiracleMask'', duh. The gentleman who wears the mask, known only as the Masked Gentleman, displays all sorts of supernatural abilities which he attributes to the mask, including growing wings, walking on thin air, turning people into [[TakenForGranite stone]], bringing paintings to life, and making people just plain ''vanish''... and this isn't even ''close'' to a complete list. [[spoiler:These abilities were all elaborately faked. The only power the mask has is to raise the ruins of an ancient civilisation... which, to be fair, is arguably more impressive.]]
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has the Masks of the Dragon Priests, all of which come with a powerful enchantment and a high armor rating.
** In addition, there is the Masque of [[TricksterGod Clavicus Vile]], which doubles as a helmet.

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* The Shakalaka from ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' wear masks both to conceal their faces and also as weapons of war. The King Shakalaka, for instance, can lob fire from the BBQ Spit he wears on his head. Of course, the most prevalent example is Cha-Cha, who changes Also, both Cha-Cha (''Tri'') and Kayamba (''Tri Ultimate'', change personality and behavior based on the mask he wears.
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masks they wear. The Ancient Mask enshrined in Moga Village serves as an important item in the hunt for the Ceadeus, as it produces oxygen from the water it takes in. Unfortunately for the Wyverian Craftsman and Junior, all the stuff that makes this possible makes it too small for a human to wear...
wear.
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar: Chains ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'':
** ''Chains
of Olympus'' has Charon's golden mask, which allows him - and later Kratos when he defeats Charon - to create a green flame that stuns and damages enemies.
** ''VideoGame/GodOfWar: Ascension'' ''Ascension'' features a white mask made out of the oracle's eyes. Kratos punches illusions with it.
* The Mask of Chaos in ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheMiracleMask'', duh.''ProfessorLaytonAndTheMiracleMask''. The gentleman who wears the mask, known only as the Masked Gentleman, displays all sorts of supernatural abilities which he attributes to the mask, including growing wings, walking on thin air, turning people into [[TakenForGranite stone]], bringing paintings to life, and making people just plain ''vanish''... and this isn't even ''close'' to a complete list. [[spoiler:These abilities were all elaborately faked. The only power the mask has is to raise the ruins of an ancient civilisation... which, to be fair, is arguably more impressive.]]
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has the Masks of the Dragon Priests, all of which come with a powerful enchantment and a high armor rating.
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rating. In addition, there is the Masque of [[TricksterGod Clavicus Vile]], which doubles as a helmet.
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