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18th Jun '18 12:32:15 AM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters'' was the first Franchise/SuperSentai series to feature the heroes in leather outfits instead of the traditional spandex, though the costumes do still contain a lot of color in addition to the black. Allegedly, this was done to appeal to American audiences when the show was inevitably adapted into a ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' installment, though in a twist of {{Irony}}, it turns out that ''Go-Busters'' was passed over, due to low toy sales in Japan.

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* ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters'' was the first Franchise/SuperSentai series to feature the heroes in leather outfits instead of the traditional spandex, though the costumes do still contain a lot of color in addition to the black. Allegedly, this The series owed a lot of inspiration to ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' and the costume change was allegedly done to appeal to American audiences when the show was inevitably adapted into a ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' installment, though in brought westward. In a twist of {{Irony}}, it turns out that Saban decided to skip ''Go-Busters'' was passed over, due to low toy sales in Japan.
Japan, but after Hasbro bought up the franchise they announced it would be adapted as ''Series/PowerRangersBeastMorphers''.
4th Jun '18 2:46:51 PM Owlorange1995
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*** In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Harvey Dent/Two-Face wears a simple black suit instead of the garish, multicolored clothes he's usually known for.
25th May '18 4:55:02 PM Benbeasted
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'' depicted L in a white long-sleeved shirt and jeans. The L in ''Film/DeathNote2017'' is given an all-black outfit, complete with a hood and scarf to hide his face from Death Note users. He begins wearing a red jacket later on, however, symbolizing his more aggressive investigation of [[VillainProtagonist Light.]]
9th May '18 1:17:28 PM kyojikasshu
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*** Cage himself appears in his original comics costume briefly, after escaping from prison and having to resort to ClotheslineStealing, while still wearing his arm and head braces from the experiment that gave him his super strength. His reaction upon seeing himself in a mirror? "You look like a damn fool!"
4th May '18 3:31:56 PM comicwriter
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* None of the characters wear their [[VideoGame/StreetFighter video game]] outfits in ''Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi''. BigBad M. Bison even wears a black business suit instead of his red costume and cape from the games. Contrast this with his costume in [[Film/StreetFighter the previous movie]], which was about as accurate as the designers could get away with.

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* None of the characters wear their [[VideoGame/StreetFighter video game]] outfits in ''Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi''. BigBad M. Bison even wears a black business suit instead of his red costume and cape from the games. Contrast this with his costume the costumes in [[Film/StreetFighter the previous movie]], which was were about as colorful and accurate as the designers could get away with.



*** When Skye/Daisy becomes Quake, she begins wearing a black uniform with yellow piping a pair of metal gauntlets. To be fair, the outfit is overall consistent with her look in the comics, where she tends to mostly wear S.H.I.E.L.D. uniforms.

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*** When Skye/Daisy becomes Quake, she begins wearing a black uniform with yellow piping and a pair of metal gauntlets. To be fair, the outfit is overall consistent with her look in the comics, where she tends to mostly wear S.H.I.E.L.D. uniforms.
1st May '18 10:37:14 PM comicwriter
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** ''Film/{{Deadpool 2}}'' zig-zags with this. In addition to the Deadpool and Negasonic Teenage Warhead examples already mentioned, new characters Domino and Bedlam wear black tactical outfits. However, Shatterstar sports his classic white costume from Creator/RobLiefeld's ''Comicbook/XForce'', which is lovingly recreated in all its ridiculous 90s glory.
** In ''Film/XMenDarkPhoenix'', the X-Men wear yellow and black uniforms that were heavily inspired by the outfits from Creator/GrantMorrison and Frank Quitely's ''New X-Men'' run.
1st May '18 10:06:56 PM comicwriter
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** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' has Thor sporting an entirely black outfit, abandoning the red BadassCape and brown and metallic colors that were characteristics of his previous costumes. Eventually averted, as he later dons his traditional outfit and cape after [[spoiler: forging his new axe]]. Completely averted with Comicbook/BlackWidow, who has ditched her traditional black SpyCatsuit from the previous movies for a military-style outfit with a green tactical vest.

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** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' has Thor sporting an entirely black outfit, abandoning the red BadassCape and brown and metallic colors that were characteristics of his previous costumes. Eventually averted, as he later dons his traditional metallic outfit and red cape after [[spoiler: forging his new axe]]. Completely averted with Comicbook/BlackWidow, who has ditched her traditional black SpyCatsuit from the previous movies for a military-style outfit with a green tactical vest.
1st May '18 8:55:34 PM comicwriter
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** ''Film/JusticeLeague'' includes a number of examples. Batman's previous black-and-gray costume becomes more of a uniform black like prior Batman movies. Flash wears bright red armor with some yellow and the white ChestInsignia, but has a black undersuit. Cyborg has greater emphasis on his black and silver body and red lights. On the other hand, Superman's red and blue suit is brighter than it was in prior DCEU films. As for Wonder Woman, her red and blue have darkened to be more like Superman ''used'' to look in ''Man of Steel'' and ''BVS,'' but it's still closer to her customary look than her brown outfit from BVS). Additionally, a black and silver version of Superman's costume briefly shows up in a deleted scene, likely as a nod to the ''Death of Superman'' example mentioned above in the ''Superman Lives'' entry.

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** ''Film/JusticeLeague'' includes a number of examples. Batman's previous black-and-gray costume becomes more of a uniform black like prior Batman movies. Flash wears bright red armor with some yellow and the white ChestInsignia, but has a black undersuit. Cyborg has greater emphasis on his black and silver body and red lights. On the other hand, Superman's red and blue suit is brighter than it was in prior DCEU films. As for Wonder Woman, her red and blue have darkened to be more like Superman ''used'' to look in ''Man of Steel'' and ''BVS,'' but it's still closer to her customary look than her brown outfit from BVS). Additionally, a black and silver version of Superman's costume briefly shows up in a deleted scene, likely as a nod to the ''Death of Superman'' example mentioned above below in the ''Superman Lives'' entry.
1st May '18 8:55:08 PM comicwriter
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** ''Film/JusticeLeague'' includes a number of examples. Batman's previous black-and-gray costume becomes more of a uniform black like prior Batman movies. Flash wears bright red armor with some yellow and the white ChestInsignia, but has a black undersuit. Cyborg has greater emphasis on his black and silver body and red lights. On the other hand, Superman's red and blue suit is brighter than it was in prior DCEU films. As for Wonder Woman, her red and blue have darkened to be more like Superman ''used'' to look in ''Man of Steel'' and ''BVS,'' but it's still closer to her customary look than her brown outfit from BVS.)

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** ''Film/JusticeLeague'' includes a number of examples. Batman's previous black-and-gray costume becomes more of a uniform black like prior Batman movies. Flash wears bright red armor with some yellow and the white ChestInsignia, but has a black undersuit. Cyborg has greater emphasis on his black and silver body and red lights. On the other hand, Superman's red and blue suit is brighter than it was in prior DCEU films. As for Wonder Woman, her red and blue have darkened to be more like Superman ''used'' to look in ''Man of Steel'' and ''BVS,'' but it's still closer to her customary look than her brown outfit from BVS.)BVS). Additionally, a black and silver version of Superman's costume briefly shows up in a deleted scene, likely as a nod to the ''Death of Superman'' example mentioned above in the ''Superman Lives'' entry.



* Creator/KevinSmith's and later Creator/TimBurton's ''{{Franchise/Superman}} Lives'' project from the nineties would've shown Supes in black and silver; early [[http://screenrant.com/tim-burton-superman-lives-pictures-mikee-85389/ concepts]], show it more of a bluish-silver because producer Jon Peters thought the blue-and-red suit was "[[HeteronormativeCrusader too faggy]]". The comic book story on which it was based ''did'' have Superman wearing a black and silver outfit at the story's climax. It was [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks the Nineties]].

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* Creator/KevinSmith's and later Creator/TimBurton's ''{{Franchise/Superman}} Lives'' project from the nineties would've shown Supes in black and silver; early [[http://screenrant.com/tim-burton-superman-lives-pictures-mikee-85389/ concepts]], show it more of a bluish-silver because producer Jon Peters thought the blue-and-red suit was "[[HeteronormativeCrusader too faggy]]". [[Comicbook/TheDeathOfSuperman The comic book story on which it was based based]] ''did'' have Superman wearing a black and silver outfit at the story's climax. It was [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks the Nineties]]. Despite this, concept art and photos of alternate designs have since [[https://io9.gizmodo.com/proof-that-nic-cages-superman-could-have-looked-pretty-1717979142 made their way onto the internet]], including a few outfits that looked ''much'' closer to the classic blue and red tights, albeit with darker hues.
1st May '18 8:49:31 PM comicwriter
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** Averted for the title character in ''Film/CaptainMarvel'', who wears a blue, red and gold costume straight from the comics. Though, like many examples on this page, the colors are more muted here.
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