History Main / RobeAndWizardHat

17th Feb '18 1:34:20 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''ThePrincess99'', in that the wizards, er ''Crafters'' want to get rid of "old stereotypes" and "streamline their appearance", as put by Professeur Wilde. Most of them wear slightly altered suits or hats, with the more traditional Crafters wearing hats and robes.

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* Subverted in ''ThePrincess99'', ''Literature/ThePrincess99'', in that the wizards, er ''Crafters'' want to get rid of "old stereotypes" and "streamline their appearance", as put by Professeur Wilde. Most of them wear slightly altered suits or hats, with the more traditional Crafters wearing hats and robes.
15th Feb '18 12:36:50 PM ShamusAran
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* ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'', of all things, gets in on the act with Limbo. While normally themed after a StageMagician, unlocking the Aristeas Helmet allows Limbo to have a more pointy piece of headgear. Add one of guns that shoot {{Fireballs}} or ChainLightning, and Limbo's own exclusive dimension-hopping gimmick, and he's by far the most wizardly of the cast.
7th Feb '18 8:50:24 AM BeerBaron
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* Justified in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', where robes can hold much more powerful enchantments than regular apparel.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' at least, there are spell efficiency penalties for wearing armor. For those role-playing as casters (or any spell-heavy type of class) this reduces desirable outfits to robe & hood or regular civilian style clothes. Usually enchanted.
*** Interestingly, the only non-armor wrist items for in Oblivion are the Wrist Irons you start the game with. All other items count as armor and lower the spell efficiency. They are the only pair in the original game, though more can be found with the Shivering Isles expansion.
*** It's averted by the many pre-set spellcasting builds that include some form of armor training, then inverted by the many acrobatic/thiefly/monkly classes, for whom the high-enchant and low encumbrance of a robe and hat ensemble is more valuable.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
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Justified in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', where robes throughout the series when it comes to robes, as they can typically hold much more powerful enchantments than regular apparel.
apparel. "Hats" are fairly rare, however, and in several cases, are replaced by wizard "[[InTheHood hoods]]" instead.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' at least, Oblivion]]'', and to a lesser extent ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', there are spell efficiency penalties for wearing armor.armor, essentially enforcing this trope. For those role-playing as casters (or any spell-heavy type of class) this reduces desirable outfits to robe & hood or regular civilian style clothes. Usually enchanted.
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enchanted. (See also: ArmorAndMagicDontMix for a more extensive explanation.) Interestingly, the only non-armor wrist items for in Oblivion ''Oblivion'' are the Wrist Irons you start the game with. All other items count as armor and lower the spell efficiency. They are the only pair in the original vanilla game, though more can be found with the Shivering Isles expansion.
*** It's averted by the many pre-set spellcasting builds that include some form of armor training, then inverted by the many acrobatic/thiefly/monkly classes, for whom the high-enchant and low encumbrance of a robe and hat ensemble is more valuable.
''Shivering Isles'' expansion.
21st Dec '17 6:48:34 PM Gamermaster
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* [[ChildMage Shouta]] from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' is shown wearing a wizard hat and a cape in the opening for the anime. He only wears regular clothing during the series proper.

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* [[ChildMage Shouta]] from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' is shown wearing a wizard hat and a cape in the opening for the anime. He only mostly wears regular clothing during the series proper.proper, though it's later revealed that all wizards dress this way when they get together (such as magic exams).
9th Dec '17 8:06:19 PM Theriocephalus
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* [[VideoGame/TheSecretIslandOfDrQuandary Dr. Quandary]] wears a dapper top hat.

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* [[VideoGame/TheSecretIslandOfDrQuandary Dr. Quandary]] ''VideoGame/TheSecretIslandOfDrQuandary'': The titular character, an eccentric magician who transforms the player into a doll and forces them to brew a magical potion to escape and turn human again, wears a dapper broad-brimmed top hat.hat as a sort of modern variation of this trope.



** The Great and Powerful Trixie, a stage magician who likes to put on airs of being a powerful wizard, wears a purple cape and a floppy broad-brimmed wizard's hat, both decorated with blue and yellow stars.

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** The Great and Powerful Trixie, a stage magician who likes to put on airs of being a powerful wizard, wears a purple cape and a floppy broad-brimmed wizard's hat, both decorated with blue and yellow stars. In a mild exaggeration of this trope, in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E25ToWhereAndBackAgainPart1 To Where and Back Again]]" she even has a long, floppy nightcap with the exact same pattern and color as her hat that she wears when she sleeps.
4th Dec '17 5:56:46 AM UchuuFlamenco
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* The Sorcerer's Hat in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is based on the one from ''Film/{{Fantasia}}'', except that instead of having stars and moons as decorations, it has a realistic and moving image of a galaxy. It can be used to absorb magic, by having powerful magic-users disappear into it.

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* The Sorcerer's Hat in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is based on the one from ''Film/{{Fantasia}}'', ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'', except that instead of having stars and moons as decorations, it has a realistic and moving image of a galaxy. It can be used to absorb magic, by having powerful magic-users disappear into it.
3rd Dec '17 12:37:22 PM nombretomado
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On the other hand, nobody who wears a [[NiceHat pointy hat]] can be ''anything'' but a magician of some kind. No matter what, the pointy hat is a guarantee of magical power, or at least aspirations thereto. (The primary exception is if you're in the DeepSouth. They may have an "Imperial Wizard" leading them, but that's a ''way'' [[UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan different group]] there.) Depending on the setting, exceptions may be made if you are a [[DamselInDistress princess locked in a tower]] (this version usually has a ribbon of sheer fabric coming off of the top and is technically called a Steeple Hennin), some manner of [[OurGnomesAreWeirder gnome]] (this version is usually red, and gnomes are generally magical) or of course, the classic DunceCap, but in such a case, a magic-user can be identified by the fact that their pointy hat has a brim, while the hats of princesses, gnomes and dunces do not. If it's your ''head'' that's pointed, you're reading the wrong trope; see ''{{Coneheads}}''.

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On the other hand, nobody who wears a [[NiceHat pointy hat]] can be ''anything'' but a magician of some kind. No matter what, the pointy hat is a guarantee of magical power, or at least aspirations thereto. (The primary exception is if you're in the DeepSouth. They may have an "Imperial Wizard" leading them, but that's a ''way'' [[UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan different group]] there.) Depending on the setting, exceptions may be made if you are a [[DamselInDistress princess locked in a tower]] (this version usually has a ribbon of sheer fabric coming off of the top and is technically called a Steeple Hennin), some manner of [[OurGnomesAreWeirder gnome]] (this version is usually red, and gnomes are generally magical) or of course, the classic DunceCap, but in such a case, a magic-user can be identified by the fact that their pointy hat has a brim, while the hats of princesses, gnomes and dunces do not. If it's your ''head'' that's pointed, you're reading the wrong trope; see ''{{Coneheads}}''.
''Film/{{Coneheads}}''.
27th Nov '17 9:33:42 PM Yuihime
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* OlderThanPrint: The original MagicKnight, [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse god]] Odin, was known for traveling around wearing... yes, a cloak and big hat. Probably the TropeMaker, as he was a major influence on the appearance of [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Gandalf]].

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* OlderThanPrint: The original MagicKnight, [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse god]] Odin, was known for traveling around wearing... yes, a cloak and big hat. Probably the TropeMaker, as he was a major influence on the appearance of [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Gandalf]]. Also a justified case; Odin sold one of his eyes to drink from the Fountain of Wisdom and wore the hat low to hide his missing eye.


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* The Wizard in ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' pairs his robe with a Stetson cowboy hat instead, to match the rural theme of the game.
* [[VideoGame/TheSecretIslandOfDrQuandary Dr. Quandary]] wears a dapper top hat.
8th Nov '17 11:37:03 AM Theriocephalus
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* [[PlagueDoctor During times of plague in the medieval era, doctors "treating" plague victims really, seriously did wear big robes and hats]], presumably to keep skin-to-skin contact to a minimum. They also wore creepy-looking masks with pointy faces stuffed with aromatics to filter the air they breathed cut down on the smell; many had little glass lenses to see out of. They even used staffs to point at people and direct them, since their voices were muffled. The combined effect was like something out of ''Franchise/SilentHill'' -- especially when they were surrounded by all the rotting corpses. The only real difference in attire were the hats, while large and broad-brimmed, usually wasn't pointed. Mostly it was a flat and flappy hat that was a kind of a badge of profession for the medieval medics, and which looked rougly like a top hat that someone has sat on.

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* [[PlagueDoctor During times of plague in the medieval era, doctors "treating" plague victims really, seriously did wear big robes and hats]], presumably to keep skin-to-skin contact to a minimum. They also wore creepy-looking masks with pointy faces stuffed with aromatics to filter the air they breathed (to ensure they didn't catch the plague themselves) and also cut down on the smell; many had little glass lenses to see out of. They even used staffs to point at people and direct them, since their voices were muffled. The combined effect was like something out of ''Franchise/SilentHill'' -- especially when they were surrounded by all the rotting corpses. The only real difference in attire were the hats, while large and broad-brimmed, usually wasn't pointed. Mostly it was a flat and flappy hat that was a kind of a badge of profession for the medieval medics, and which looked rougly like a top hat that someone has sat on.
3rd Nov '17 11:52:29 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'': Donatello wears these as part of his videogame sorcerer persona in the episode "[=SuperQuest=]".
* [[IneptMage Inept mages]] Tyrone and Pablo of ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'' both wear one in "A Giant Problem".

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'': Donatello wears these as part of his videogame sorcerer persona in the episode "[=SuperQuest=]".
* [[IneptMage Inept mages]] %%* The {{inept mage}}s Tyrone and Pablo of ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'' both wear one in "A Giant Problem".



** The Great and Powerful Trixie wears this getup while putting on her magic show.
** Twilight Sparkle wears a similar ensemble as a [[HalloweenEpisode Nightmare Night]] costume complete with a fake beard.[[note]]The iconic apparel of [[AwesomeMcCoolname Starswirl the Bearded]], an academic predecessor of hers who is essentially the Merlin of the [=FiM=] world. [[/note]]
** Sunburst, Starlight Glimmer's childhood friend, wears this as an adult.

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** The Great and Powerful Trixie wears this getup while putting Trixie, a stage magician who likes to put on her magic show.
** Twilight Sparkle
airs of being a powerful wizard, wears a similar ensemble as purple cape and a [[HalloweenEpisode Nightmare Night]] costume complete floppy broad-brimmed wizard's hat, both decorated with a fake beard.[[note]]The iconic apparel of [[AwesomeMcCoolname blue and yellow stars.
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Starswirl the Bearded]], an academic predecessor of hers who is Bearded, the most powerful unicorn wizard in history and essentially the Merlin of the [=FiM=] world. [[/note]]
''[=FiM=]'' world, habitually wore a deep blue cape and wizard hat decorated with yellow stars and moons. These were additionally decorated with small golden bells adorning the hem of his cap and the tip and brim of his hat. Twilight wore a similar ensemble on Nightmare Night[[note]]Halloween, essentially[[/note]] to emulate him, and [[spoiler:Starswirl himself was wearing the full getup when he appeared in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E25ShadowPlayPart1 Shadow Play]]"]].
** Sunburst, Starlight Glimmer's childhood friend, wears this a blue cape dotted with light blue stars as an adult.adult. Played with, in that he's not actually a wizard and can't use magic very well, but he remains a very knowledgeable scholar of magic lore.



* Many of the higher clergy in the Catholic Church, most notably the Pope. [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Leo_XIII.jpg You can't tell us this doesn't get "Flowing Robe and Pointy Hat" points.]] Their original purpose was to be identified in a crowd easily. Now they are to symbolize their office rather than to cast [[BoltOfDivineRetribution level 1,000,000 lightning]].

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* Many of the higher clergy in the Catholic Church, most notably the Pope. [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Leo_XIII.jpg You can't tell us this doesn't get "Flowing Robe and Pointy Hat" points.]] points]]. Their original purpose was to be identified in a crowd easily. Now they are easily and to symbolize their office rather than to cast [[BoltOfDivineRetribution level 1,000,000 lightning]].office.



* Academia generates a lot of fuss about ceremonial garb. There are no pointy hats, but there are hats you're only allowed to wear if you have a Ph D, and the shape and color of graduates' hoods has a long and very specific history that varies depending on the institution. And, of course, they're accompanied by robes.
* [[PlagueDoctor During times of plague in the medieval era, doctors "treating" plague victims really, seriously did wear big robes and hats]], presumably to keep skin-to-skin contact to a minimum. They also wore creepy-looking masks with pointy faces stuffed with aromatics to cut down on the smell; many had little glass lenses to see out of. They even used staffs to point at people and direct them, since their voices were muffled. The combined effect was like something out of ''Franchise/SilentHill'' -- especially when they were surrounded by all the rotting corpses. The only real difference in attire were the hats, while large and broad-brimmed, usually wasn't pointed. Mostly it was a flat and flappy hat that was a kind of a badge of profession for the medieval medics, and which looked rougly like a top hat that someone has sat on.

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* Academia generates a lot of fuss about ceremonial garb. There are no pointy hats, but there are hats you're only allowed to wear if you have a Ph D, Ph.D., and the shape and color of graduates' hoods has have a long and very specific history that varies depending on the institution. And, of course, they're accompanied by robes.
* [[PlagueDoctor During times of plague in the medieval era, doctors "treating" plague victims really, seriously did wear big robes and hats]], presumably to keep skin-to-skin contact to a minimum. They also wore creepy-looking masks with pointy faces stuffed with aromatics to filter the air they breathed cut down on the smell; many had little glass lenses to see out of. They even used staffs to point at people and direct them, since their voices were muffled. The combined effect was like something out of ''Franchise/SilentHill'' -- especially when they were surrounded by all the rotting corpses. The only real difference in attire were the hats, while large and broad-brimmed, usually wasn't pointed. Mostly it was a flat and flappy hat that was a kind of a badge of profession for the medieval medics, and which looked rougly like a top hat that someone has sat on.
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