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24th Apr '16 10:42:08 PM TheBigBopper
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* The best armors in history were always bespoke and made to measure, but for the majority of soldiers in times and places in which a lot of armor was worn, armorers also made off-the-shelf munition sets in volume that could fit different people with the same general build, sometimes with the help of some slight modification. You might be able to get a breastplate that's a bit too big to fit better with some extra padding, or add a couple of patches to a mail hauberk or fabric gambeson to expand its girth. You could only take this so far, however, especially with pieces of plate armor such as the greaves which require a very precise anatomical fit in order to work properly. Armor that ''really'' doesn't fit is a mere encumbrance.

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* The best armors in history were always bespoke and made to measure, but for the majority of soldiers in times and places in which a lot of armor was worn, armorers also made off-the-shelf munition sets in volume that could fit different people with the same general build, sometimes with the help of some slight modification. You might be able to get a breastplate that's a bit too big to fit better with some extra padding, or add a couple of patches to a mail hauberk or fabric gambeson to expand its girth. You could only take this so far, however, especially with pieces of plate armor such as the greaves which require a very precise anatomical fit in order to work properly. Armor that ''really'' doesn't fit is no good at all, since a mere encumbrance.
set that's way too big will weigh you down with unnecessary metal and fit too poorly for the load to rest on the right parts of your body, while you would only hurt yourself by trying to squeeze into pieces that are too small.
24th Apr '16 10:37:56 PM TheBigBopper
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* The best armors in history were always bespoke and made to measure, but for the majority of soldiers in times and places in which a lot of armor was worn, armorers also made off-the-shelf munition sets in volume that could fit different people with the same general build, sometimes with the help of some slight modification. You might be able to get a breastplate that's a bit too big to fit better with some extra padding, or add a couple of patches to a mail hauberk or fabric gambeson to expand its girth. You could only take this so far, however, especially with pieces of plate armor such as the greaves which require a very precise anatomical fit in order to work properly. Armor that ''really'' doesn't fit is a mere encumbrance.

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6th Mar '16 6:07:14 PM TK-421
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* Played straight in "{{Magic: The Gathering}}", where those boots your human character wears can also be worn by a spider or a snake, because having rules on each card about what creature types can and can't use a single piece would overwhelm a single card.

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* Played straight in "{{Magic: Magic: The Gathering}}", Gathering, where those boots your human character wears can also be worn by a spider or a snake, because having rules on each card about what creature types can and can't use a single piece would overwhelm a single card.
6th Mar '16 6:06:38 PM TK-421
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*Played straight in "{{Magic: The Gathering}}", where those boots your human character wears can also be worn by a spider or a snake, because having rules on each card about what creature types can and can't use a single piece would overwhelm a single card.
7th Jan '16 5:02:13 PM nombretomado
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* Pointed out in the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version of ''SpaceMutiny''. Hero David Ryder [[DressingAsTheEnemy steals an Enforcer uniform]], which fits perfectly despite Ryder being about half a foot taller and considerably more muscular. As Tom Servo says, "So, he fits into a uniform that was really restrictive on a tiny guy."

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* Pointed out in the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version of ''SpaceMutiny''.''Film/SpaceMutiny''. Hero David Ryder [[DressingAsTheEnemy steals an Enforcer uniform]], which fits perfectly despite Ryder being about half a foot taller and considerably more muscular. As Tom Servo says, "So, he fits into a uniform that was really restrictive on a tiny guy."
4th Jan '16 11:22:45 AM Willbyr
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* Saiyan battle armor from ''DragonBallZ'' has this effect: the suits come in one size, but are extremely elastic, and can expand to fit any wearer comfortably... even when that wearer is a 50-foot tall giant ape!

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* Saiyan battle armor from ''DragonBallZ'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has this effect: the suits come in one size, but are extremely elastic, and can expand to fit any wearer comfortably... even when that wearer is a 50-foot tall giant ape!
6th Dec '15 9:29:11 AM comicwriter
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* Averted in ''[[Comicbook/HarleyQuinn Harley's Little Black Book]]''. Harley Quinn [[MuggedForDisguise knocks out Wonder Woman and steals her costume]], but then realizes that she's too short and lacks Wonder Woman's [[MostCommonSuperpower Amazonian bust]]. To get the costume to fit properly, she ends up having to use tape.
31st Oct '15 11:25:52 PM nombretomado
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* In ''QuantumLeap'', it's established ([[BellisariosMaxim usually]]) that Sam Beckett is leaping around in time in his own body, and he merely takes on the appearance or "physical aura" of the person he's leaped into. Despite this, his hosts' clothes always fit him perfectly, even when he leaps into people much smaller than he is. In one of the comics, Al mentions that the project programmer, Gooshie, has considered the problem and theorized that the leap causes a disturbance in the [[ComicBook/FantasticFour molecular structure of the clothes, making them unstable]]. Sam considers this theory for a moment and concludes, "[[YouWatchTooMuchX Gooshie reads too many comic books]]."

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* In ''QuantumLeap'', ''Series/QuantumLeap'', it's established ([[BellisariosMaxim usually]]) that Sam Beckett is leaping around in time in his own body, and he merely takes on the appearance or "physical aura" of the person he's leaped into. Despite this, his hosts' clothes always fit him perfectly, even when he leaps into people much smaller than he is. In one of the comics, Al mentions that the project programmer, Gooshie, has considered the problem and theorized that the leap causes a disturbance in the [[ComicBook/FantasticFour molecular structure of the clothes, making them unstable]]. Sam considers this theory for a moment and concludes, "[[YouWatchTooMuchX Gooshie reads too many comic books]]."
8th Oct '15 6:55:58 PM nombretomado
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** Interestingly, in {{Knightfall}}, when Tim gives Jean-Paul a Batsuit, Tim mentions that it's one fitted for him and that the original one worn by Bruce is on injured reserved.

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** Interestingly, in {{Knightfall}}, ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'', when Tim gives Jean-Paul a Batsuit, Tim mentions that it's one fitted for him and that the original one worn by Bruce is on injured reserved.
3rd Oct '15 7:39:45 PM nombretomado
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* Played straight in ''AnimalCrossing'' series because having [[AndYourRewardIsClothes Your Reward]] not fit your VirtualPaperDoll wouldn't work so well with the sharing and communication aspects of the game.

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* Played straight in ''AnimalCrossing'' ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' series because having [[AndYourRewardIsClothes Your Reward]] not fit your VirtualPaperDoll wouldn't work so well with the sharing and communication aspects of the game.
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