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6th Jan '16 7:38:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''SoulCalibur''[='s=] Nightmare has a mutated arm with bio-spikes, and sometimes even a mouth with big nasty teeth. It gets better: in ''Soul Calibur 4'', Zasalamel's 2nd costume's shoulders aren't as big as Nightmare's, but they are freaking ''skulls''. And then there's Siegfried, who has giant spikes made of ice, and even then, there's a character creator with several styles of giant shoulders.
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* ''SoulCalibur''[='s=] ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur''[='s=] Nightmare has a mutated arm with bio-spikes, and sometimes even a mouth with big nasty teeth. It gets better: in ''Soul Calibur 4'', Zasalamel's 2nd costume's shoulders aren't as big as Nightmare's, but they are freaking ''skulls''. And then there's Siegfried, who has giant spikes made of ice, and even then, there's a character creator with several styles of giant shoulders.

* ''MortalKombat'' villains Shao Kahn and Quan Chi have major SpikesOfVillainy on their ShouldersOfDoom.
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* ''MortalKombat'' ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' villains Shao Kahn and Quan Chi have major SpikesOfVillainy on their ShouldersOfDoom.
3rd Jan '16 12:05:26 PM nombretomado
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* The gods of ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'' all have highly ornamental shoulder pads that hover above their true shoulders. Out of the ones you meet, the only one who isn't directly evil is the one who's taken human form and therefore doesn't show them.
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* The gods of ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'' ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'' all have highly ornamental shoulder pads that hover above their true shoulders. Out of the ones you meet, the only one who isn't directly evil is the one who's taken human form and therefore doesn't show them.
20th Dec '15 3:10:45 PM grandphoenix
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** Taken to ridiculous levels with Pica, whose actual shoulders are in the shape of huge, spiked shoulder armor. WordOfGod is that his shoulders grew in to that shape due to wearing armored shoulder guards since puberty, [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum similar to growing square watermelons]].
16th Nov '15 9:52:22 PM UnderlordZ
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** Many {{Sixth Ranger}}s [[http://powerrangers.wikia.com/wiki/Category:6th_Ranger have these]], usually in the form of additional armor, as did [=Ninjor/Ninjaman=] when he went giant and converted to his samurai-esque battle mode.
14th Nov '15 4:09:06 PM nombretomado
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* Every male character drawn by RobLiefeld ends up with huge shoulder pads at one time or another.
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* Every male character drawn by RobLiefeld Creator/RobLiefeld ends up with huge shoulder pads at one time or another.
11th Nov '15 8:27:40 AM Masterweaver
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* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in ''VideoGame/Overwatch''. Both Pharah and Reinhardt have PoweredArmor with large shouderpads, but in each case the shoulder pads are still somewhat proportional to the rest of the armor; Pharah has jetwings attached to hers, and Reinhardt is a giant anyway.
6th Nov '15 5:52:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''RaveMaster's'' [[DisappearedDad Gale Glory]] wears a large set of decorated epaulets on his shoulders when he first appears. He discards them when DiscOneFinalBoss King clips the right-hand epaulet with an ultimate attack that destroys matter in its entirety. Seeing a big chunk not just cracked or burned by the hit, but outright ''gone'' clearly indicates his [[ArmorIsUseless armor is useless against his enemy]].
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* ''RaveMaster's'' ''Manga/RaveMaster'''s [[DisappearedDad Gale Glory]] wears a large set of decorated epaulets on his shoulders when he first appears. He discards them when DiscOneFinalBoss King clips the right-hand epaulet with an ultimate attack that destroys matter in its entirety. Seeing a big chunk not just cracked or burned by the hit, but outright ''gone'' clearly indicates his [[ArmorIsUseless armor is useless against his enemy]].
3rd Nov '15 2:18:17 PM Willbyr
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* The armor of Don Krieg from ''OnePiece'' has Shoulders of Doom, which conceal some of his huge assortment of [[MoreDakka built-in guns]], and also are removed and used as components for the [[BladeOnAStick Mighty Battle Spear]].
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* The armor of Don Krieg from ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' has Shoulders of Doom, which conceal some of his huge assortment of [[MoreDakka built-in guns]], and also are removed and used as components for the [[BladeOnAStick Mighty Battle Spear]].

* Vegeta and the other Saiyans (and everyone else in Frieza's army) in ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' too, so much so that when Vegeta starts on the path towards his HeelFaceTurn, he gets a new outfit with no shoulder pads!
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* Vegeta and the other Saiyans (and everyone else in Frieza's army) in ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' ''Franchise/DragonBall'' too, so much so that when Vegeta starts on the path towards his HeelFaceTurn, he gets a new outfit with no shoulder pads!

* ''SaintSeiya'': When Shun is possessed by Hades, part of his black robes included gold shoulders of doom.
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* ''SaintSeiya'': ''Manga/SaintSeiya'': When Shun is possessed by Hades, part of his black robes included gold shoulders of doom.

* In ''ViolinistOfHameln'' several villains wear fairly massive shoulderpads or shoulder armor pieces, including [[BigBad Chestra]] and [[TheDragon Hell King Bass]]. The first prize, though, goes to Sizer. [[spoiler: Her example also confirms that evil gets bigger shoulderpads - her normal shoulder armor pieces are already humongous, but get even bigger when she is turned/turns into her "Dark" form]].
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* In ''ViolinistOfHameln'' ''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln'' several villains wear fairly massive shoulderpads or shoulder armor pieces, including [[BigBad Chestra]] and [[TheDragon Hell King Bass]]. The first prize, though, goes to Sizer. [[spoiler: Her example also confirms that evil gets bigger shoulderpads - her normal shoulder armor pieces are already humongous, but get even bigger when she is turned/turns into her "Dark" form]].

* Somewhere between this, GiantPoofySleeves, and VerticalMechaFins is ''BladeOfTheImmortal''[='s=] Kuro Sabato, who has two giant humps on his shoulders as large as his head [[spoiler: given they're the taxidermist heads of his wife and Rin's mother grafted onto his shoulders...]]
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* Somewhere between this, GiantPoofySleeves, and VerticalMechaFins is ''BladeOfTheImmortal''[='s=] ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal''[='s=] Kuro Sabato, who has two giant humps on his shoulders as large as his head [[spoiler: given they're the taxidermist heads of his wife and Rin's mother grafted onto his shoulders...]]

** SpaceMarine PowerArmor is famous for its [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/File:Pauldronius.png enormous pauldrons]] which cover a Marine's arm from shoulder almost to elbow (the page pic is an extreme exaggeration). This is justified in the background, as their armor was originally designed for close-quarters combat (their precursors, the Thunder Warriors, actually used tackling moves in melee combat, and in some descriptions Assault Marines still do this). The pauldrons are auto-responsive and shift when the wearer wants to look past them, although in most modern depictions looking over them isn't an issue for a Marine. Their most obvious use is to display the Marine's chapter badge (on the left pauldron) and, in many cases, his squad type and number (on the right), although they also protect the actuators that give a PowerArmour-clad Marine his incredible upper body strength.. ** [[EvilCounterpart Chaos Space Marines]] have the same large pauldrons as their loyalist counterparts but add SpikesOfVillainy to theirs. ** Tau combat armor sports one over-sized ''[[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Sode_(armour) sode]]''-style shoulder pad, the strategic positioning of which is part of their firing stance. Their commanders also typically sport ''[[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130405190229/warhammer40k/images/c/c6/CommanderShadowsun.jpg massive shoulder pads]]'' that rival even space marines, in addition to huge guns bolted to their arms
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** SpaceMarine PowerArmor is famous for its [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/File:Pauldronius.png enormous pauldrons]] which cover a Marine's arm from shoulder almost to elbow (the page pic is an extreme exaggeration). This is justified in the background, as their armor was originally designed for close-quarters combat (their precursors, the Thunder Warriors, actually used tackling moves in melee combat, and in some descriptions Assault Marines still do this). The pauldrons are auto-responsive and shift when the wearer wants to look past them, although in most modern depictions looking over them isn't an issue for a Marine. Their most obvious use is to display the Marine's chapter badge (on the left pauldron) and, in many cases, his squad type and number (on the right), although they also protect the actuators that give a PowerArmour-clad Marine his incredible upper body strength.. strength. ** [[EvilCounterpart Chaos Space Marines]] have the same large pauldrons as their loyalist counterparts but add {{Horns|OfVillainy}} and SpikesOfVillainy to theirs. ** Tau combat armor sports one over-sized ''[[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Sode_(armour) sode]]''-style shoulder pad, the strategic positioning of which is part of their firing stance. Their commanders also typically sport ''[[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130405190229/warhammer40k/images/c/c6/CommanderShadowsun.jpg massive shoulder pads]]'' that rival even space marines, Space Marines, in addition to huge guns bolted to their arms

** The Space Marine-inspired Stormcast Eternals of ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'', naturally, inherit something akin to the pauldrons. This becomes fairly silly in the case of the [[http://www.games-workshop.com/en-AU/Stormcast-Eternals-Judicators Judicators]], one of whom ''[[http://i.imgur.com/gAmpgeH.jpg cannot actually see where he is aiming]]'' because his enormous shoulder pad is in the way.
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** * The Space Marine-inspired Stormcast Eternals of ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'', naturally, inherit something akin to the pauldrons. This becomes fairly silly in the case of the [[http://www.games-workshop.com/en-AU/Stormcast-Eternals-Judicators Judicators]], one of whom ''[[http://i.imgur.com/gAmpgeH.jpg cannot actually see where he is aiming]]'' because his enormous shoulder pad is in the way.
3rd Oct '15 11:52:25 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Patlabor}}'' - The police-modified AV-98 Ingram Labors driven by the Tokyo Police Dept. Special Vehicles Units had giant shoulders, but no one's doom was involved - turns out the shoulders on a HumongousMecha make a great mounting point for a pair of emergency lights.
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* ''{{Patlabor}}'' ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'' - The police-modified AV-98 Ingram Labors driven by the Tokyo Police Dept. Special Vehicles Units had giant shoulders, but no one's doom was involved - turns out the shoulders on a HumongousMecha make a great mounting point for a pair of emergency lights.
1st Oct '15 3:57:17 PM nombretomado
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* In OsamuTezuka's ''Phoenix Future'', the villain, Rock usually wears a very business-like outfit consisting of black dresspants, a necktie and a white collared shirt... with apparently superfluous pointy shoulderpads which are nothing more than a vain attempt to look futuristic. Worse yet he actually complains about people who don't dress in ludicrously {{Zeerust}}-y clothes because he sees it as a sign that people have given up hope for humanity's future & have retreated into nostalgia. Note that this may actually be a subversion, as Rock & the society he represents are portrayed as being quite unbalanced.
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* In OsamuTezuka's Creator/OsamuTezuka's ''Phoenix Future'', the villain, Rock usually wears a very business-like outfit consisting of black dresspants, a necktie and a white collared shirt... with apparently superfluous pointy shoulderpads which are nothing more than a vain attempt to look futuristic. Worse yet he actually complains about people who don't dress in ludicrously {{Zeerust}}-y clothes because he sees it as a sign that people have given up hope for humanity's future & have retreated into nostalgia. Note that this may actually be a subversion, as Rock & the society he represents are portrayed as being quite unbalanced.
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