History Main / ShouldersOfDoom

20th Nov '16 8:00:04 PM steam66
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* Completely inverted in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' - The Combine soldiers' armour is designed to look as purely functional and non-aesthetic as possible, to highlight the complete irrelevance of public opinion, because humans aren't worth intimidating.

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* Completely inverted averted in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' - ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''. The Combine soldiers' armour Overwatch's transhuman soldiers wear very realistic body armor with protective inserts, along with somewhat more-advanced gasmask-helmets. They have no frills or un-necessary parts to their combat armor aside from armbands denoting their rank- after all, if the Overwatch are attacking something, they don't 'need' to intimidate it. It'll just be 'dead'. This is designed to also carried by the sociopathic Metrocops; though in their case, their thuggish brutality, black uniforms, and State Sec-esque look as purely functional and non-aesthetic as possible, to highlight the complete irrelevance of public opinion, because humans aren't worth is more than intimidating.
8th Nov '16 6:56:50 PM DarthWalrus
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** The most obvious ones are the Zone Troopers in ''Tiberium Wars'' which ARE very kickass units and the Tesla Trooper in ''Red Alert 3'' which are not so much.

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** The most obvious ones are the Zone Troopers in ''Tiberium Wars'' which ARE very kickass units and the Tesla Trooper in ''Red Alert 3'' which are not so much. (Both have roughly analogous stats, but the Zone Trooper [[LightningBruiser moves faster than regular troops and has a Jetpack]]. The Tesla Trooper.....[[MightyGlacier doesn't]]).
8th Nov '16 7:53:27 AM VutherA
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* Japanese {{Samurai}} armor included some often ''excessive'' looking shoulderguards, called ''Sode'', which were meant as extra protection against arrows, which were the primary weapon of early Japanese warfare.

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* Japanese {{Samurai}} armor included some often rectangular and ''excessive'' looking shoulderguards, called ''Sode'', which [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a6/Samurai_on_horseback0.jpg at their most distinctive around 10 AD]]. They were meant as for extra protection against arrows, arrows [[HorseArcher on horseback while keeping a hand free for firing a longbow]], which were was the primary weapon combat method of samurai for early Japanese warfare.
7th Nov '16 11:03:08 PM shadowbeast
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** Space marines also have another, heavier infantry suit, known as tactical dreadnought, or, more commonly, Terminiator, armour. This is also echoed in the ranks of the Chaos marines and, being heavier, has much larger pauldrons.


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** Warriors of Khorne often have such pads, characters such as the Slaughterpreist may actually have them stuck to the shoulder. As in, strapped on, and the buckles for the straps have been [[BodyHorror surgically implanted into the skin]] in the manner of body modification jewellery.


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** Cryx troops often have them, such as the Bane Knights and Thralls, and certain of the casters.
2nd Nov '16 4:01:54 AM c-m-o-n
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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.
30th Oct '16 4:46:57 PM nombretomado
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** Some ''Franchise/HeroFactory'' designs have these, but the Hero Minifigures from the ''Invasion from Below'' line made it a uniform feature.

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** Some ''Franchise/HeroFactory'' ''Toys/HeroFactory'' designs have these, but the Hero Minifigures from the ''Invasion from Below'' line made it a uniform feature.
16th Oct '16 1:34:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'''s Evil Emperor Zurg has ''huge, pointy'' shoulder pads - ''and'' a cape for bonus points!

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* ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'''s ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'''s Evil Emperor Zurg has ''huge, pointy'' shoulder pads - ''and'' a cape for bonus points!
3rd Oct '16 10:20:02 AM ShivaIndis
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* Many of Ghaleon's designs in the ''Franchise/{{Lunar}}'' series (and he gets rather a lot of costumes) have big shoulder guards. [[spoiler:The Magic Emperor armor]] is an obvious example, but his [[spoiler:final boss]] design in [[LunartheSilverStar Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete]] takes it to a whole other level -- it almost looks like some sort of architectural model sprouting off of him.
3rd Oct '16 9:57:34 AM ShivaIndis
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* Il Palazzo from ''Manga/ExcelSaga'' has absolutely huge shoulder pads, as a parody of a villain. Possibly he is a parody of of Ghaleon from ''{{Lunar}}'' -- they wear practically the same outfit.

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* Il Palazzo from ''Manga/ExcelSaga'' has absolutely huge shoulder pads, as a parody of a villain. Possibly he is a parody of of Ghaleon from ''{{Lunar}}'' -- they wear practically the same outfit.an evil overlord.
2nd Oct '16 6:55:02 PM nombretomado
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** Its AlternateUniverse equivalent Alt Eisen Nacht of ''[[EndlessFrontier Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier]]'', however, plays this straight.

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** Its AlternateUniverse equivalent Alt Eisen Nacht of ''[[EndlessFrontier ''[[VideoGame/EndlessFrontier Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier]]'', however, plays this straight.
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