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2nd Oct '17 5:01:41 AM imaginateur
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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', Mikasa wears a long red one even when fighting Titans. [[spoiler: It's a keepsake from her childhood when Eren offered it to her when she said she was cold after he'd just rescued her from human traffickers.]]

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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', Mikasa nearly always wears a long red one even when fighting Titans. one, whether she's killing Titans several meters tall or taking on highly skilled soldiers. [[spoiler: It's a keepsake from her childhood when Eren offered it to her when she said she was cold after he'd just rescued her from human traffickers.]]]]
** On that note, albeit only then, [[spoiler:Eren himself, who was wearing said scarf when he rescued Mikasa by stabbing two adult human traffickers to death, all by himself]].
1st Oct '17 10:11:27 PM ADrago
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** Contrary to the popular image, the scarf of an airman, motorcyclist or racing driver was '''always''' tightly wrapped and knotted around the neck. A flowing scarf was a lethal danger: it could quickly be caught by the spinning propeller and [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs strangle the hapless guy to death before he would even know it]]. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isadora_Duncan Isadora Duncan's]] death ''strangled by a silk scarf caught by a sportscar's open wheel'' became renowned, yet most people overlook the grisly details: she was not only strangled, but nearly decapitated (silk is almost as tough as a steel wire garrotte) and [[NightmareFuel pulled out of the car and smashed in the pavement]].

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** Contrary to the popular image, the scarf of an airman, motorcyclist or racing driver was '''always''' tightly wrapped and knotted around the neck. A flowing scarf was a lethal danger: it could quickly be caught by the spinning propeller and [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs [[JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs strangle the hapless guy to death before he would even know it]]. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isadora_Duncan Isadora Duncan's]] death ''strangled by a silk scarf caught by a sportscar's open wheel'' became renowned, yet most people overlook the grisly details: she was not only strangled, but nearly decapitated (silk is almost as tough as a steel wire garrotte) and [[NightmareFuel pulled out of the car and smashed in the pavement]].
29th Aug '17 7:31:17 AM NekoTroper
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* The protagonist of ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'', Hibiki, wears a pair of scarf-like things on her symphogear starting with season 2. With gems on the end for som [[BlingOfWar extra flair]].
4th Aug '17 11:28:03 PM killerzuera
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** Taken UpToEleven in the recent ''Batman/The Shadow'' crossover, where it appears as two billowing red sheets that always [[https://68.media.tumblr.com/9b4f76ed540597b23bbe197f3ee1d981/tumblr_op4l0aWDaP1ubea57o1_1280.jpg stretch beyond the panel and have no visible end]], which often makes them appear bigger than The Shadow himself. [[https://68.media.tumblr.com/9fb1bafdfbaab2490823363a83935be6/tumblr_otzkmz7bIA1ubea57o1_1280.jpg This panel in particular shows it as long enough to ''dwarf Man-Bat and Clayface in size'']]. Partially justified in that The Shadow is a master of illusion who frequently changes form.

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** Taken UpToEleven in the recent ''Batman/The Shadow'' crossover, where it appears as two billowing red sheets that always [[https://68.media.tumblr.com/9b4f76ed540597b23bbe197f3ee1d981/tumblr_op4l0aWDaP1ubea57o1_1280.jpg stretch beyond the panel and have no visible end]], which often makes them appear bigger than The Shadow himself. [[https://68.media.tumblr.com/9fb1bafdfbaab2490823363a83935be6/tumblr_otzkmz7bIA1ubea57o1_1280.jpg This panel panel]] in particular shows it as long enough to ''dwarf Man-Bat and Clayface in size'']]. size''. Partially justified in that The Shadow is a master of illusion who frequently changes form.form as he clouds men's minds.
4th Aug '17 11:25:53 PM killerzuera
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* [[TwoFistedTales Pulp-era]] hero Radio/TheShadow. Probably the earliest example of this trope in fiction.

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* [[TwoFistedTales Pulp-era]] hero Radio/TheShadow. Probably one of the earliest example examples of this trope in fiction.fiction. Although the scarf itself is not a part of the original character design (it was the prominent red lining of his coat and the collar used to cover his face) but instead added in the character's DC series.
** Taken UpToEleven in the recent ''Batman/The Shadow'' crossover, where it appears as two billowing red sheets that always [[https://68.media.tumblr.com/9b4f76ed540597b23bbe197f3ee1d981/tumblr_op4l0aWDaP1ubea57o1_1280.jpg stretch beyond the panel and have no visible end]], which often makes them appear bigger than The Shadow himself. [[https://68.media.tumblr.com/9fb1bafdfbaab2490823363a83935be6/tumblr_otzkmz7bIA1ubea57o1_1280.jpg This panel in particular shows it as long enough to ''dwarf Man-Bat and Clayface in size'']]. Partially justified in that The Shadow is a master of illusion who frequently changes form.
1st Jul '17 11:41:40 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': Series/JessicaJones2015 typically wears a tattered scarf during periods of cool or cold weather. During the Midland Circle fight, [[Series/Daredevil2015 Matt Murdock]] even borrows it to use as an improvised mask to hide his identity.

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* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': Series/JessicaJones2015 typically wears a tattered scarf during periods of cool or cold weather. During the Midland Circle fight, When she and [[Series/Daredevil2015 Matt Murdock]] even are infiltrating Midland Circle and find themselves under attack by the Hand, Matt borrows it to use as an improvised mask to hide his identity.identity, much to Jessica's confusion.
1st Jun '17 7:42:51 PM nombretomado
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* Mat Cauthon of the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' series constantly wears a black silk scarf from book four on. It's to cover up the [[spoiler:scar from where he was [[TheManTheyCouldntHang hung from a tree by the neck]]]].

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* Mat Cauthon of the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series constantly wears a black silk scarf from book four on. It's to cover up the [[spoiler:scar from where he was [[TheManTheyCouldntHang hung from a tree by the neck]]]].
31st May '17 6:26:27 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Ryoji Mochizuki wears a yellow one in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. [[spoiler:He's also a personification of Death, and easily kicked [[RobotGirl Aigis's]] ass.]]
** Akihiko also wears a red scarf as part of his winter outfit.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', Yosuke's initial Persona Myth/{{J|apaneseMythology}}iraiya has a red one.
** From ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'', the Main Protagonist has a white one in concept art.

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* Ryoji Mochizuki ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'':
** ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
*** [[spoiler:Ryoji Mochizuki]] from ''VideoGame/Persona3''
wears a yellow one in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. [[spoiler:He's one. He doesn't come across as anything close to an asskicker, [[spoiler:but he's also a personification of Death, and his true form easily kicked [[RobotGirl Aigis's]] ass.]]
** *** Akihiko Sanada from ''3'' also wears a red scarf as part of his winter outfit.
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outfit, and is one badass boxer.
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In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', Yosuke's ''VideoGame/Persona4'', Yosuke Hanamura's initial Persona Myth/{{J|apaneseMythology}}iraiya [[Myth/JapaneseMythology Jiraiya]] has a red one.
*** Makoto Niijima from ''VideoGame/Persona5'' wears a long black scarf as part of her PhantomThief outfit, and is something of an intimidating hardass in battle.
** From In ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'', the Main Protagonist has had a white one in concept art.
21st May '17 11:36:42 PM mouschilight
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** Wolfmon/Lobomon of ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' has one too.



** Wolfmon/Lobomon of ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' has one too.
21st May '17 6:03:19 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/{{Rogue}}'s most recent costume from the pages of the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''.
* In the MarvelUniverse, the supervillain Tatterdemalion wears a long scarf tipped with lead weights which he uses as a weapon. It was later enchanted by the demon Sattanish to be strong enough to choke WonderMan.

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* ComicBook/{{Rogue}}'s most recent costume from the pages of the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''.
''ComicBook/XMen''.
* In the MarvelUniverse, the supervillain Tatterdemalion wears a long scarf tipped with lead weights which he uses as a weapon. It was later enchanted by the demon Sattanish to be strong enough to choke WonderMan.ComicBook/WonderMan.
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