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31st Mar '16 9:45:04 AM MrUnderhill
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** The armor's a punchline on Ashley, too, since [[NoCutsceneInventoryInertia she's always wearing it]] whenever she's holding the DistressBall, and its in-game stats are so awful that the first thing most players do when they recruit her is give her something better.
** Players in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'''s multiplayer are allowed to color their armor as they see fit. Some players invoke this trope and paint themselves in clown colors because it's funny, but Geth players are ''very likely'' to do it -- they look like enemy units, and in a pitched firefight they don't want their allies wasting bullets or special abilities against them. So they paint themselves, say, hot pink, just to stand out.

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** The armor's a punchline on Ashley, too, since but for a different reason: [[NoCutsceneInventoryInertia she's always wearing it]] whenever she's holding the DistressBall, and its her initial sets in-game stats are so awful that the first thing most players do when they recruit her is give her something better.
** Players in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'''s multiplayer are allowed to color their armor as they see fit. Some players invoke this trope and paint themselves in clown colors because it's funny, but Geth players are ''very likely'' have a ''[[JustifiedTrope very good reason]]'' to do it -- they look like there are enemy units, units that look just like them, and in a pitched firefight they don't want their allies wasting bullets or special abilities against them. on friendlies. So they paint themselves, say, themselves weird colors like hot pink, pink or lime green, just to stand out.
25th Mar '16 7:09:04 PM Kalibre
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** ''GuildWars'', however, is far more restrictive, as armor pieces typically have a dye attached to them already. Dye does not unlock a palette to be applied at will, and must be purchased and applied to each and every piece. For typical colors this is no problem, as those dye colors tend to be cheap, running a little higher if you need to buy several to mix and match for a certain hue- but be prepared to pay through the ''nose'' if you intend to add black or white dye to your ensemble, as during the height of the game's popularity such dyes were rarely sold for under 9 platinum pieces.
27th Feb '16 7:23:26 AM YgothanEru
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Tekken 6]]'' can end up like this in its Scenario Campaign, due to various clothes you can [[AndYourRewardIsClothes find]] giving you special boosts. Though, this does vary character to character, as one characters clothing sets can end up mixing a lot better than anothers.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Tekken 6]]'' can end up like this in its Scenario Campaign, due to various clothes you can [[AndYourRewardIsClothes find]] giving you special boosts. Though, this does vary from character to character, as one characters character's clothing sets can end up mixing a lot better than anothers.
15th Jan '16 9:23:13 PM Kazmahu
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** ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' is a bit better about this two ways. First, armor is nor split into Head, Torso, Left Arm, Right Arm, and Bottoms, along with being more consistently designed in general, leading to less jarring combinations when mixed and matched. Secondly, every now has "Fashion Armor" equipment slots, which take priority over anything else visually but don't affect stats at all.
9th Jan '16 8:44:01 AM Digsu
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** ''[[KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]]'' arguably has the worst case of this: one of the most powerful Keyblades you can obtain is the [[http://www.khwiki.com/Sweetstack Sweetstack]], which is basically a LethalJokeItem made entirely out of ''[[EdibleBludgeon ice cream.]]''
6th Jan '16 7:29:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[SoulCalibur Soul Calibur 4]]'': The Character Creation mode suffers heavily from this. While you can always play "Standard" mode, where clothing and weapon effects don't count, if you want to do well in other modes, you're pretty much forced to play with either [[RummageSaleReject the bastard child of Lady Gaga and a Silver Age superhero]] or a generic heavily-armored knight. The Random Character Generator in ''SoulCalibur 3'' also produced pretty much exclusively this kind of character.

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* ''[[SoulCalibur ''[[VideoGame/SoulCalibur Soul Calibur 4]]'': The Character Creation mode suffers heavily from this. While you can always play "Standard" mode, where clothing and weapon effects don't count, if you want to do well in other modes, you're pretty much forced to play with either [[RummageSaleReject the bastard child of Lady Gaga and a Silver Age superhero]] or a generic heavily-armored knight. The Random Character Generator in ''SoulCalibur ''[=SoulCalibur=] 3'' also produced pretty much exclusively this kind of character.
21st Dec '15 1:43:02 AM KarjamP
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* A cause of MemeticMutation amongst Japanese fans of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', who enjoy combining Big Boss's shirtless uniform (or occasionally his Ga-Ko uniform, which is printed with {{kawaii}}-style ducks) with his Monkey Mask and Torch. This gives him a lot of protection against dogs (they ignore him in the Monkey Mask and [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything the smoke from the Torch irritates their sensitive noses]]) but looks absolutely stupid.
** Meanwhile, the infinite ammo face paint needs no explanation of why it's good to leave on at all times, but the pattern is redundant kanji graffiti covering Big Boss' entire face from forehead to chin, which looks rather silly.

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* A cause of MemeticMutation amongst Japanese fans of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', who enjoy combining Big Boss's shirtless uniform (or occasionally his Ga-Ko uniform, which is printed with {{kawaii}}-style ducks) with his Monkey Mask and Torch. This gives him a lot of protection against dogs (they ignore him in the Monkey Mask and [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything the smoke from the Torch irritates their sensitive noses]]) noses) but looks absolutely stupid.
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stupid. Meanwhile, the infinite ammo face paint needs no explanation of why it's good to leave on at all times, but the pattern is redundant kanji graffiti covering Big Boss' entire face from forehead to chin, which looks rather silly.
17th Dec '15 1:56:25 AM Medinoc
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* This problem in Tera Online is called out in [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/1243 a strip of]] ''Webcomic/NerfNow''.

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* This problem in Tera Online is called out in [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/1243 a strip of]] ''Webcomic/NerfNow''.''Webcomic/NerfNow'': One character's gear involves a SchoolSwimsuit and bright yellow flotation device, kitty ears and tail, and their weapon is a giant candy cane used as bludgeon.
17th Dec '15 1:48:45 AM Medinoc
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* [[http://www.thenoobcomic.com/index.php?pos=5 Sir Bob]] in ''Webcomic/TheNoob'' is an example of this.

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* [[http://www.thenoobcomic.com/index.php?pos=5 Sir Bob]] in ''Webcomic/TheNoob'' is an example of this.this, wearing a violet tunic with poofy sleeves, bright yellow-and-green striped trousers, and a "King of the Trolls" hat that's bright yellow with a blue ribbon.
16th Dec '15 8:43:57 AM siddimus
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* ''VideoGame/AsheronsCall'' was known for having this in its earlier days, before the advent of tailoring (taking the look of one type of armor and applying it to another) and especially before dyeing armor became common. The only people who took the time to color- or type-coordinate their gear were those that were so far into the endgame segment with that particular character that they had literally nothing better to do. If you want to get technical, underneath the tailoring and dyeing everyone's gear is STILL this.
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