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18th May '17 10:40:43 AM BeerBaron
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* Daedric weapons and armor in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' are all pretty spiky. They are also the trademark equipment of the Dremora, the vicious servitors of Mehrunes Dagon, the daedric Prince of Destruction.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Throughout the series,
Daedric weapons and armor in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' are all pretty equipment tends to be very spiky. They are Daedric equipment is forged using [[FantasyMetals ebony]] which has been in some way imbued with the [[YourSoulIsMine souls]] of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]]. In each game where it is found, Daedric is typically the highest tier non-unique crafting material available. It is also the trademark equipment gear of the Dremora, the vicious servitors a sentient race of lesser Daedra typically found in service to [[OmnicidalManiac Mehrunes Dagon, Dagon]], the daedric Prince [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of Destruction.[[PersonOfMassDestruction Destruction]] and one of the few Daedric Princes to be seen as [[GodOfEvil almost wholly evil]] by the denizens of Tamriel.
** The weapons, armor, chests, and huts of the AlwaysChaoticEvil [[TheMorlocks Morlock-like]] Falmer in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' are all very spiky. Justified in that they are made with [[BigCreepyCrawlies Chaurus]] chitin, which is spiky to begin with.
18th Mar '17 6:16:36 PM nombretomado
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* Lord Darigan of ''{{Neopets}}'' and [[http://www.neopets.com/medieval/minions.phtml his followers]] are common villains in Site Plots.

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* Lord Darigan of ''{{Neopets}}'' ''{{Website/Neopets}}'' and [[http://www.neopets.com/medieval/minions.phtml his followers]] are common villains in Site Plots.
3rd Mar '17 9:00:19 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Being made entirely of swords, the Iron Throne reeks of this trope. However, by all accounts, Aegon the Conqueror was a surprisingly good monarch who fashioned it not just to symbolize his power but also as a reminder that a king should never sit easy. His successors, ranging from the TheGoodKing to TheCaligula, all sat the same throne.
** Joffrey plays it straight, however, adding spikey braziers to the pillars of the throne room.
** Although not literal spikes, Sansa's EvilCostumeSwitch has this appearance thanks to the feathers on her shoulders.
6th Feb '17 4:22:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': Ghorghor Bey's armor as a dreaded warlord is covered head to toe with massive spikes, to the point where nobody could conceivably even get near him without getting gored in the process.
14th Jan '17 6:43:00 AM MattStriker
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* The Thorn Knights, the resident [[FallenAngel Fallen Angels]] of ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' are, as their name implies, ''covered'' in spikes. Their leader even has spikes growing out of its ''eyes'' in its void form.
8th Jan '17 11:17:57 AM nombretomado
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* Darth Krayt in ''StarWarsLegacy''. Though in his case, [[spoiler:it's not entirely voluntary]].

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* Darth Krayt in ''StarWarsLegacy''.''ComicBook/{{Legacy}}''. Though in his case, [[spoiler:it's not entirely voluntary]].
23rd Dec '16 8:32:36 PM SAMAS
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[-[[caption-width-right:300:[[Music/ZZTop Every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man.]]]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:300:[[Music/ZZTop Every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed a]] [[{{Pun}} sharp]][[Music/ZZTop -dressed man.]]]]-]
15th Dec '16 12:07:27 AM PaulA
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* Lampshaded in Creator/DavidEddings's final book of ''Literature/TheElenium'' trilogy, when they find the temple of the BigBad guarded by warriors in heavily spiked and hooked armor, which the heroes laugh at - not only would the spikes get in the way of the wearer, they'd also serve to guide sword blows in to weak spots in the armour. It turns out that they were created because the BigBad was intimidated by the appearance of heavy armor, but did not understand it. Besides, it turns out the guards weren't intended to fight anyway.

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* Lampshaded in Creator/DavidEddings's final book of ''Literature/TheElenium'' trilogy, ''Literature/TheSapphireRose'', when they find the temple of the BigBad guarded by warriors in heavily spiked and hooked armor, which the heroes laugh at - -- not only would the spikes get in the way of the wearer, they'd also serve to guide sword blows in to weak spots in the armour. It turns out that they were created because the BigBad was intimidated by the appearance of heavy armor, but did not understand it. Besides, it turns out the guards weren't intended to fight anyway.
28th Nov '16 2:05:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* Gilles de Rais actually uses his spiked armor as a weapon in ''TheMessenger''. May serve as either {{Foreshadowing}} or GeniusBonus, considering [[SerialKiller what Gilles]] [[EatsBabies became infamous]] [[HumanSacrifice for afterwards]]...

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* Gilles de Rais actually uses his spiked armor as a weapon in ''TheMessenger''.''Film/TheMessenger''. May serve as either {{Foreshadowing}} or GeniusBonus, considering [[SerialKiller what Gilles]] [[EatsBabies became infamous]] [[HumanSacrifice for afterwards]]...
28th Nov '16 2:04:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* Most of the dragons in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' combine this with [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily lots and lots of sharp, spiky teeth]]. In an interesting twist, the fastest, most maneuverable, and arguably the deadliest one, Toothless the Night Fury, forgoes the spikes for a more streamlined look. Not surprisingly, he's the first sympathetic dragon that the viewers encounter.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' practically '''lives''' by this trope. Everything he owns is adorned with spikes - his outfits, his car, his robots, his weapons - even something as mundane as a pair of tongs he owned was adorned with spikes. None of them serve any purpose other than [[CardCarryingVillain to make things look more "villain-y"]].
-->''Presentation!''
* The Gorg from ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'' wear armor adorned with spikes that have skulls impaled on them. [[spoiler:Subverted hes actually pretty nice]].
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* Most of the dragons in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' combine this with [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily lots and lots of sharp, spiky teeth]]. In an interesting twist, the fastest, most maneuverable, and arguably the deadliest one, Toothless the Night Fury, forgoes the spikes for a more streamlined look. Not surprisingly, he's the first sympathetic dragon that the viewers encounter.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' practically '''lives''' by this trope. Everything he owns is adorned with spikes - his outfits, his car, his robots, his weapons - even something as mundane as a pair of tongs he owned was adorned with spikes. None of them serve any purpose other than [[CardCarryingVillain to make things look more "villain-y"]].
-->''Presentation!''



* The Gorg from ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'' wear armor adorned with spikes that have skulls impaled on them. [[spoiler:Subverted hes actually pretty nice]].
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