History Main / ShouldersOfDoom

13th Sep '17 8:05:23 PM parabolic000
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* Japanese {{Samurai}} armor included some often rectangular and ''excessive'' looking shoulderguards, called ''Sode'', [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a6/Samurai_on_horseback0.jpg at their most distinctive around 10 AD.]] They were meant for extra protection against arrows [[HorseArcher on horseback while keeping a hand free for firing a longbow]], which was the primary combat method of samurai for early Japanese warfare.

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* Japanese {{Samurai}} armor included some often rectangular and ''excessive'' looking shoulderguards, called ''Sode'', [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a6/Samurai_on_horseback0.jpg at their most distinctive around 10 1100 AD.]] They were meant for extra protection against arrows [[HorseArcher on horseback while keeping a hand free for firing a longbow]], which was the primary combat method of samurai for early Japanese warfare.
26th Aug '17 2:30:33 PM WillKeaton
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* Japanese {{Samurai}} armor included some often rectangular and ''excessive'' looking shoulderguards, called ''Sode'', [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a6/Samurai_on_horseback0.jpg at their most distinctive around 10 AD]]. They were meant for extra protection against arrows [[HorseArcher on horseback while keeping a hand free for firing a longbow]], which was the primary combat method of samurai for early Japanese warfare.

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* Japanese {{Samurai}} armor included some often rectangular and ''excessive'' looking shoulderguards, called ''Sode'', [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a6/Samurai_on_horseback0.jpg at their most distinctive around 10 AD]]. AD.]] They were meant for extra protection against arrows [[HorseArcher on horseback while keeping a hand free for firing a longbow]], which was the primary combat method of samurai for early Japanese warfare.
26th Aug '17 2:30:04 PM WillKeaton
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* American football players, though they're not considered evil. (Although the ones that do a lot of tackling—mostly defense positions—have a reputation for psychopathy, e.g. [[Series/{{Farscape}} "Oh, we call them linebackers. Or serial killers, depends on if they're professional or amateur."]]). Ice hockey players, too, as evidenced by their protruding pads in their uniforms, and that the sport is also full-contact like American football.

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* American football players, though they're not considered evil. (Although the ones that do a lot of tackling—mostly defense positions—have a reputation for psychopathy, e.g. [[Series/{{Farscape}} "Oh, we call them linebackers. Or serial killers, depends on if they're professional or amateur."]]). "]]) Ice hockey players, too, as evidenced by their protruding pads in their uniforms, and that the sport is also full-contact like American football.
26th Aug '17 2:28:59 PM WillKeaton
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* ''ComicBook/IronMan'' - When Iron Man first got his iconic red-and-gold armor, he only had rings around where the sleeves connect to the chestpiece. With the introduction of the Silver Centurion armor in 1985, though, he got big triangular ShouldersOfDoom... which he even once used ''against a building'' (to provide a distraction for Ant Man to hack into the building's computers at Tony's behest). Shoulder armor has been incorporated into many subsequent designs, including Comicbook/WarMachine.\\
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Iron Monger had massive ShouldersOfDoom. TheEighties version of Crimson Dynamo and the Gremlin version of Titanium Man also had pretty doomy shoulder armor. [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture Iron Man 2020]] features a spiked version of the original red-and-gold's shoulder rings.

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* ''ComicBook/IronMan'' - When Iron Man first got his iconic red-and-gold armor, he only had rings around where the sleeves connect to the chestpiece. With the introduction of the Silver Centurion armor in 1985, though, he got big triangular ShouldersOfDoom... which he even once used ''against a building'' (to provide a distraction for Ant Man to hack into the building's computers at Tony's behest). Shoulder armor has been incorporated into many subsequent designs, including Comicbook/WarMachine.\\
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Comicbook/WarMachine.
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Iron Monger had massive ShouldersOfDoom. TheEighties version of Crimson Dynamo and the Gremlin version of Titanium Man also had pretty doomy shoulder armor. [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture Iron Man 2020]] features a spiked version of the original red-and-gold's shoulder rings.
26th Aug '17 2:28:24 PM WillKeaton
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** The [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101215075813/gundam/images/5/5f/Neue-ziel-morishita.jpg Neue Ziel]]. Who needs legs when you've got ''these'' babies?! (The thinking behind this being that, as long as it's a mobile armor anyway - that is, it doesn't have limbs to change its orientation in space through conservation of momentum - they might as well load it down with extra thrusters. What's strange is that the Neue Ziel has ''arms'' at all, really.)
** The [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/gundam/images/3/3e/Graze_Ein_Front_View.png/revision/latest?cb=20160321131711 Graze Ein]], being the largest Graze variant, naturally has the biggest shoulders of all the Grazes. The "doom" part is also literal, they're as big as they are so they can store a pair of gun-wielding sub-arms.
** Other contenders for this trope include the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/z/rx-160.jpg Byarlant]], the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/unicorn-ova/rx-160s.jpg Byarlant Custom]], the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/z/amx-004.jpg Qubeley]], the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/zz/nz-000.jpg Quin Mantha]], the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/msm-03.jpg Gogg]] and the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/0080/msm-03c.jpg Hygogg]]. These are often referred to as 'Shoulder Binders', and contain maneuvering (or in some cases main) thrusters in space-use Mobile suits; surface-use Mobile Suits tend to include them more for streamlining purposes, and the surface/sub-surface Hygogg makes good use of them in this regard.

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** The [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101215075813/gundam/images/5/5f/Neue-ziel-morishita.jpg Neue Ziel]]. Ziel.]] Who needs legs when you've got ''these'' babies?! (The thinking behind this being that, as long as it's a mobile armor anyway - that is, it doesn't have limbs to change its orientation in space through conservation of momentum - they might as well load it down with extra thrusters. What's strange is that the Neue Ziel has ''arms'' at all, really.)
** The [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/gundam/images/3/3e/Graze_Ein_Front_View.png/revision/latest?cb=20160321131711 Graze Ein]], Ein,]] being the largest Graze variant, naturally has the biggest shoulders of all the Grazes. The "doom" part is also literal, they're as big as they are so they can store a pair of gun-wielding sub-arms.
** Other contenders for this trope include the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/z/rx-160.jpg Byarlant]], Byarlant,]] the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/unicorn-ova/rx-160s.jpg Byarlant Custom]], Custom,]] the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/z/amx-004.jpg Qubeley]], Qubeley,]] the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/zz/nz-000.jpg Quin Mantha]], Mantha,]] the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/msm-03.jpg Gogg]] and the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/0080/msm-03c.jpg Hygogg]]. Hygogg.]] These are often referred to as 'Shoulder Binders', and contain maneuvering (or in some cases main) thrusters in space-use Mobile suits; surface-use Mobile Suits tend to include them more for streamlining purposes, and the surface/sub-surface Hygogg makes good use of them in this regard.
16th Jul '17 6:35:33 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Cersei wears a dress [[spoiler: for her coronation]] that sports a set of armoured shoulders embossed with the Lion of her family sigil in the season six finale of GameOfThrones.

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* Cersei wears a dress [[spoiler: for her coronation]] that sports a set of armoured shoulders embossed with the Lion of her family sigil in the season six finale of GameOfThrones.Series/GameOfThrones.
24th Jun '17 1:38:09 PM Zaptech
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** ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] this when Piccolo makes Gohan his new clothes, telling him he'll have trouble with crowds and doors migth be a problem, and he recommends approaching them at a forty-five degree angle.

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** ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] this when Piccolo makes Gohan his new clothes, telling him he'll have trouble with crowds and doors migth might be a problem, and he recommends approaching them at a forty-five degree angle.
24th Jun '17 1:37:45 PM Zaptech
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** Notably, Gohan and Krillin once used sets of these armor, and Gohan noted that the shoulders ''don't'' get in the way because the material is flexible enough.
*** Later on, Gohan get another set of these, alongside a BadassCape, when he request a set of clothes designed just like Piccolo's.

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** Notably, Gohan and Krillin once used sets of these armor, and Gohan noted that the shoulders ''don't'' get in the way because the material is flexible enough.
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enough. Later on, Gohan get another set of these, alongside a BadassCape, when he request a set of clothes designed just like Piccolo's.Piccolo's.
** ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] this when Piccolo makes Gohan his new clothes, telling him he'll have trouble with crowds and doors migth be a problem, and he recommends approaching them at a forty-five degree angle.
9th Jun '17 8:21:10 PM Willbyr
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* Most, if not all, of the Zoalords in {{Guyver}} have these as part of their formal robes (with one notable costume having shoulders almost as wide as its wearer was tall). Many Zoanoids (and the Gigantic) have weapons or other functions built into large shoulder-pods.

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* Most, if not all, of the Zoalords in {{Guyver}} ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'' have these as part of their formal robes (with one notable costume having shoulders almost as wide as its wearer was tall). Many Zoanoids (and the Gigantic) have weapons or other functions built into large shoulder-pods.
3rd Jun '17 3:03:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheNoob'' gives us [[http://www.thenoobcomic.com/index.php?pos=355 this]].

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* ''TheNoob'' ''Webcomic/TheNoob'' gives us [[http://www.thenoobcomic.com/index.php?pos=355 this]].
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