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23rd Sep '17 6:09:14 PM Gamermaster
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** ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'': [[TheGlassesComeOff As shown]] in the last episodes, Quattro doesn't need her glasses. She just has them to help keep up her [[BitchInSheepsClothing façade]] of [[{{Kawaiiko}} innocent cuteness]].

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** ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'': ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'': [[TheGlassesComeOff As shown]] in the last episodes, Quattro doesn't need her glasses. She just has them to help keep up her [[BitchInSheepsClothing façade]] of [[{{Kawaiiko}} innocent cuteness]].
18th Sep '17 9:36:21 AM PenitentTangent
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* UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump memorably accused former Texas governor Rick Perry of this during the 2016 US presidential primary elections. Trump would then go on to win the presidency and appoint Perry as Secretary of Energy (traditionally considered one of the most intellectually demanding Cabinet posts and previously held by PhD holding scientists).

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* UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump memorably accused former Texas governor Rick Perry of this during the 2016 US presidential primary elections. Trump would then go on to win the presidency and appoint Perry as Secretary of Energy (traditionally considered one of the most intellectually demanding Cabinet posts and previously held by PhD holding highly educated scientists).
18th Sep '17 9:31:23 AM PenitentTangent
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* UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump memorably accused former Texas governor Rick Perry of this during the 2016 US presidential primary elections. Trump would then go on to win the presidency and appoint Perry as Secretary of Energy (traditionally considered one of the most intellectually demanding Cabinet posts and previously held by PhD holding scientists).
2nd Sep '17 9:24:32 PM wingedcatgirl
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* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', both Ami (Sailor Mercury) and Mamoru (Tuxedo Mask) have been shown wearing "reading glasses" on occasion. Neither of them actually ''need'' them. Mamrou, however does have the excuse that they are (initially) part of his disguise, as he was already operating as Tuxedo Mask at the start of the series.

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* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', both Ami (Sailor Mercury) and Mamoru (Tuxedo Mask) have been shown wearing "reading glasses" on occasion. Neither of them actually ''need'' them. Mamrou, Mamoru, however does have the excuse that they are (initially) part of his disguise, as he was already operating as Tuxedo Mask at the start of the series.
22nd Jul '17 6:13:33 PM rjd1922
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** When he first grabs a pair in the anime he punches out the lenses in them so he can actually see as they originally belonged to someone else presumably his father, who does need them.

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** When he first grabs a pair in the anime anime, he punches out the lenses in them so he can actually see see, as they originally belonged to someone else else, presumably his father, who does need them.
14th Jul '17 4:38:21 PM HawkbitAlpha
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A sort of sister trope to GogglesDoNothing.

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A sort of sister trope to See also: GogglesDoNothing.


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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Riza Hawkeye uses this when she [[PaperThinDisguise engages in]] ClarkKenting.
23rd Jun '17 11:08:16 PM creader
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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'''s Conan Edogawa has big round glasses for the aesthetic affect of ''looking less like himself''; he's been [[FountainOfYouth de-aged]] into a child and is living day-to-day with a {{Childhood Friend|s}} whom he does not want to recognize him, and Shinichi never wore glasses. He's ClarkKenting, but he doesn't have the luxury of changing back and forth at will. They also make him look cuter, which he exploits. He also gets some cool features built into them as time passes, chiefly that they contain the monitor system for his little electronic trackers. And yeah, I don't know how he gets his eyes to focus that close-up either.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'''s Conan Edogawa has big round glasses for the aesthetic affect of ''looking less like himself''; he's been [[FountainOfYouth de-aged]] into a child and is living day-to-day with a {{Childhood Friend|s}} whom he does not want to recognize him, and Shinichi never wore glasses. He's ClarkKenting, but he doesn't have the luxury of changing back and forth at will. They also make him look cuter, which he exploits. He also gets some cool features built into them as time passes, chiefly that they contain the monitor system for his little electronic trackers. And yeah, I don't know how he gets his eyes to focus that close-up either.
22nd Jun '17 12:28:29 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Nami wears a pair of glasses while lecturing the rest of the crew on what they'd learned at Sky Island since arriving. These glasses had never appeared before and only once since.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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Nami wears a pair of glasses while lecturing the rest of the crew on what they'd learned at Sky Island since arriving. These glasses had never appeared before and only once since.



* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'': [[TheGlassesComeOff As shown]] in the last episodes, Quattro doesn't need her glasses. She just has them to help keep up her [[BitchInSheepsClothing façade]] of [[{{Kawaiiko}} innocent cuteness]].

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
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''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'': [[TheGlassesComeOff As shown]] in the last episodes, Quattro doesn't need her glasses. She just has them to help keep up her [[BitchInSheepsClothing façade]] of [[{{Kawaiiko}} innocent cuteness]].



* [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]], of course, whose glasses mainly serve as [[ClarkKenting his disguise]]. In some versions his glasses do have something special about them.
* ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'' almost always wear glasses or shades whenever he's not wearing his regular mask and costume. The same goes for all predecessors down the line (as a LegacyCharacter, The Phantom has a 400 year long history) and as none have had particularly bad vision, they've just used fake glasses.
** Justified in-universe by a legend saying that "Whoever sees the eyes of the phantom must die". MaybeMagicMaybeMundane, as even the Phantom himself has wondered about how criminals who get a look under his mask tend to have fatal accidents shortly after.

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* [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]], of course, whose glasses mainly serve as [[ClarkKenting his disguise]]. In some versions his glasses do have something special about them.
them. ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} sometimes wears glasses for similar reasons.
* ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'' almost always wear glasses or shades whenever he's not wearing his regular mask and costume. The same goes for all predecessors down the line (as a LegacyCharacter, The Phantom has a 400 year long history) and as none have had particularly bad vision, they've just used fake glasses.
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glasses. Justified in-universe by a legend saying that "Whoever sees the eyes of the phantom must die". MaybeMagicMaybeMundane, as even the Phantom himself has wondered about how criminals who get a look under his mask tend to have fatal accidents shortly after.


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* As a psychiatrist/psychologist, ComicBook/HarleyQuinn wore glasses. It's never clarified ''why'' she wore them, besides SmartPeopleWearGlasses. She ditched the glasses after becoming a villain and doesn't even wear them when in civilian clothes. There's no mention of her wearing contacts either.
20th Jun '17 5:58:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}'': Creator/SummerGlau appears as a "fake nerd girl" wearing oversized NerdGlasses. While she tries to seduce Agent Trent Hauser, he tells her he isn't fooled by her non-prescription glasses.
7th Jun '17 10:21:12 AM naturalironist
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* In certain accessory stores, such as Claire's or Icing, it is possible to buy rectangular-lensed, black-and-neon-framed {{nerd}}-looking glasses that do nothing. In fact, because real glasses dirty so easily, unless the buyer polishes them almost constantly they'll partially ''obscure'' her vision. Some people actually wear these spectacle frames without any lens because of the last sentence.
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