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15th May '18 3:44:39 AM Hjortron18
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[[caption-width-right:312:[[BadassLongRobe The robe is stylish]]. [[NiceHat The hat]] is ''[[HatOfPower magic.]]'']]



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[[caption-width-right:312:[[BadassLongRobe The robe is stylish]]. [[NiceHat The hat]] is ''[[HatOfPower magic.]]'']]
14th May '18 5:07:18 PM Malady
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* ''Fanfic/DungeonKeeperAmi'': From Chapter 65: ''Audience With The King'':
--> standard blue robes and pointy hat of an academy-trained professional magician.
1st Apr '18 6:31:53 AM Diask
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P.S: If you were wondering, [[TropeNamer this trope name]] comes from a famous (in the right circles) [[http://www.bash.org/?104383 internet chat]] that starts as cybersex, takes a nerdy turn into [[TabletopGames tabletop]][=/=]{{MMORPG}}-style games and gets weirder from there. (Warning: {{NSFW}}).

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P.S: If you were wondering, [[TropeNamer this trope name]] comes from a famous (in the right circles) [[http://www.bash.org/?104383 internet chat]] that starts as cybersex, takes a nerdy turn into [[TabletopGames tabletop]][=/=]{{MMORPG}}-style {{tabletop|Games}}[=/=]{{MMORPG}}-style games and gets weirder from there. (Warning: {{NSFW}}).



** The important characters will usually wear a BadAssLongRobe (often tattered).

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** The important characters will usually wear a BadAssLongRobe BadassLongRobe (often tattered).



* From [[Creator/CoolKyouShinsha the same author]], Ronya in the one-shot ''Frau Rabbit'' wears a black cloak and hat. They're apparently standard witch attire since everyone identifies her as one on sight, but no other witches are seen in the story.

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* From [[Creator/CoolKyouShinsha the same author]], * Ronya in the one-shot ''Frau Rabbit'' wears a black cloak and hat. They're apparently standard witch attire since everyone identifies her as one on sight, but no other witches are seen in the story.



* The comic strip ''Wizards at War'' which featured in the [[BritishComics British]] AnthologyComic ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' used this trope on its main two recurring characters who were wizards and always fighting.

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* The comic strip ''Wizards at War'' which featured in the [[BritishComics British]] {{British|Comics}} AnthologyComic ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' used this trope on its main two recurring characters who were wizards and always fighting.



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* The Literature/{{Discworld}} likes this trope. A lot.

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* The Literature/{{Discworld}} ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' likes this trope. A lot.



* In the ''[[Literature/TheWorstWitch Worst Witch]]'' series by Jill Murphy, pointed hats and robes are fancy/formal dress. The students wear variations on their school colors of black and grey even in their off-hours. Including their [[PajamaCladHero PJs]].

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* In the ''[[Literature/TheWorstWitch Worst Witch]]'' ''Literature/TheWorstWitch'' series by Jill Murphy, pointed hats and robes are fancy/formal dress. The students wear variations on their school colors of black and grey even in their off-hours. Including their [[PajamaCladHero PJs]].{{P|ajamaCladHero}}Js.



* Black Mages from the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series dress in blue robes and yellow wizard hats. Red Mages use a variation, a red tabard and a ''magnificent'' [[NiceHat red chevalier with a white feather]]. White Mages wear a white robe or poncho with blood-red triangles around the edges, which may or may not [[InTheHood include a hood]], occasionally with a set of Cat Ears on the hood as in the case of [[spoiler: Krile]] of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''. Less commonly, the Time Mage class wear conical red hats with a star on them and loose-fitting robes and Summoners wear a phallic-headband-and-robe getup.

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* Black Mages from the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series dress in blue robes and yellow wizard hats. Red Mages use a variation, a red tabard and a ''magnificent'' [[NiceHat red chevalier with a white feather]]. White Mages wear a white robe or poncho with blood-red triangles around the edges, which may or may not [[InTheHood include a hood]], occasionally with a set of Cat Ears on the hood as in the case of [[spoiler: Krile]] Krile of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''. Less commonly, the Time Mage class wear conical red hats with a star on them and loose-fitting robes and Summoners wear a phallic-headband-and-robe getup.



** Sort of a DeconstructedTrope to many players and {{Game Master}}s, most agree that anyone telegraphing that they are [[SquishyWizard squishy]] by wearing this garb is guaranteed to be the first target of any intelligent creature in combat.

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** Sort of a DeconstructedTrope to many players and {{Game Master}}s, most agree that anyone telegraphing that they are [[SquishyWizard squishy]] {{squishy|Wizard}} by wearing this garb is [[ShootTheMageFirst guaranteed to be the first target of any intelligent creature in combat.combat]].



* Selfi, the [[{{Tsundere}} snobby-but-cute]] [[CuteWitch witch]] in ''VideoGame/AzureDreams''.

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* Selfi, the [[{{Tsundere}} snobby-but-cute]] [[CuteWitch witch]] snobby-but]]-CuteWitch in ''VideoGame/AzureDreams''.



* Donald Duck tends to wear one when he's at Disney Castle, and not out adventuring with Sora in the ''[[{{Franchise/KingdomHearts}} Kingdom Hearts]]'' series. For good measure, ''his basic staff'' incorporates a robe and wizard hat into its design.
** Also, there is the [[{{KillerRabbit}} extremely cute-but deadly]] Majik Lapin in [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance KH3D]], complete with it's own top and cape. Not only just a powerful magician rabbit, it can also cast spells with each of it's '''ears'''!

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''
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Donald Duck tends to wear one when he's at Disney Castle, Castle and not out adventuring with Sora in the ''[[{{Franchise/KingdomHearts}} Kingdom Hearts]]'' series.Sora. For good measure, ''his basic staff'' incorporates a robe and wizard hat into its design.
** Also, there There is the [[{{KillerRabbit}} [[KillerRabbit extremely cute-but deadly]] Majik Lapin in [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance KH3D]], ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance'', complete with it's own top and cape. Not only just a powerful magician rabbit, it can also cast spells with each of it's '''ears'''!



** The CuteWitch ActionGirl Beatrice ([[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry no relation]]) wear this kind of outfit, even against big nasty monsters. [[spoiler:Later, you can get the set from her present-day remains.]]

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** The CuteWitch ActionGirl Beatrice ([[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry no relation]]) wear this kind of outfit, even against big nasty monsters. [[spoiler:Later, you can get the set from her present-day remains.]]



* Claus F. Lester from ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'', your party's {{summon|Magic}}ner, wears a flowing robe and a pointy hat. Except in the original version for Super Famicom, where he wears a scholar's outfit with a mortarboard instead.
* The female version of Plague Knight from ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight'' wears a pointy hat in addition to Plague Knight's [[PlagueDoctor usual robe and beak mask]].



* [[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.

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* [[PlagueDoctor During times of plague in the medieval era, doctors [[PlagueDoctor doctors]] "treating" plague victims really, seriously did wear big robes and hats]], 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.
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}}''.
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