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15th Oct '17 12:22:11 AM lillolillo
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** Most other members of the Superman Family wear one as well: Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, Comicbook/{{Steel}}, [[Comicbook/LegionofSuperHeroes Mon-El]], the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks original]] and [[Comicbook/DCRebirth Jon Kent]] versions of Comicbook/{{Superboy}}, the [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] [[Creator/ElliotSMaggin version of Superwoman]]; and even the animals like [[Comicbook/{{KryptoTheSuperDog}} Krypto]] the Super-Dog, Streaky the Super-Cat, Comet the Super-Horse, and Beppo the Super-Monkey! The Kon-El version of Comicbook/{{Superboy}} is the most notable exception.

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** Most other members of the Superman Family wear one as well: Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, ComicBook/PowerGirl, Comicbook/{{Steel}}, [[Comicbook/LegionofSuperHeroes [[Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}} Mon-El]], the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks original]] and [[Comicbook/DCRebirth Jon Kent]] versions of Comicbook/{{Superboy}}, the [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] [[Creator/ElliotSMaggin version of Superwoman]]; and even the animals like [[Comicbook/{{KryptoTheSuperDog}} Krypto]] the Super-Dog, Streaky the Super-Cat, Comet the Super-Horse, and Beppo the Super-Monkey! The Kon-El version of Comicbook/{{Superboy}} is the most notable exception.


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* Subverted in ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story ''Fanfic/SupermanOf2499TheGreatConfrontation''. Although Superman always wears a cape and ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}s traditionally wear capes, Katherine decides against wearing one.
* In ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' story ''Fanfic/AForceOfFour'', most of heroes wear capes. Franchise/WonderWoman's daughter Fury is the only Amazon to wear one.
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel'', Buffy swiftly recognizes Kara for, among other clues, her red cape.
-->Buffy looked at her, taking her in as quickly as possible. A very pretty blonde woman in her late twenties or early thirties, in a blue and red outfit with a red cape.
13th Oct '17 5:27:20 PM Unicorndance
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* ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'' has the ability to turn your monster into a "Super Moshi". All Super Moshis wear red capes, in addition to masks and utility belts.
19th Sep '17 2:42:18 AM Doug86
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** Most other members of the Superman Family wear one as well: Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, Comicbook/{{Steel}}, [[Comicbook/LegionofSuperHeroes Mon-El]], the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks original]] and [[Comicbook/DCRebirth Jon Kent]] versions of [[Comicbook/{{Superboy}}, the [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] [[Creator/ElliotSMaggin version of Superwoman]]; and even the animals like [[Comicbook/{{KryptoTheSuperDog}} Krypto]] the Super-Dog, Streaky the Super-Cat, Comet the Super-Horse, and Beppo the Super-Monkey! The Kon-El version of Comicbook/{{Superboy}} is the most notable exception.

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** Most other members of the Superman Family wear one as well: Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, Comicbook/{{Steel}}, [[Comicbook/LegionofSuperHeroes Mon-El]], the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks original]] and [[Comicbook/DCRebirth Jon Kent]] versions of [[Comicbook/{{Superboy}}, Comicbook/{{Superboy}}, the [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] [[Creator/ElliotSMaggin version of Superwoman]]; and even the animals like [[Comicbook/{{KryptoTheSuperDog}} Krypto]] the Super-Dog, Streaky the Super-Cat, Comet the Super-Horse, and Beppo the Super-Monkey! The Kon-El version of Comicbook/{{Superboy}} is the most notable exception.
19th Sep '17 2:42:00 AM Doug86
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** Most other members of the Superman Family wear one as well: [[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Supergirl,]] [[Comicbook/{{Steel}} Steel,]] [[Comicbook/LegionofSuperHeroes Mon-El,]] the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks original]] and [[Comicbook/DCRebirth Jon Kent]] versions of [[Comicbook/{{Superboy}} Superboy,]] the [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] [[Creator/ElliotSMaggin version of Superwoman;]] and even the animals like [[Comicbook/{{KryptoTheSuperDog}} Krypto]] the Super-Dog, Streaky the Super-Cat, Comet the Super-Horse, and Beppo the Super-Monkey! The Kon-El version of [[Comicbook/{{Superboy}} Superboy]] is the most notable exception.

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** Most other members of the Superman Family wear one as well: [[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Supergirl,]] [[Comicbook/{{Steel}} Steel,]] Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, Comicbook/{{Steel}}, [[Comicbook/LegionofSuperHeroes Mon-El,]] Mon-El]], the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks original]] and [[Comicbook/DCRebirth Jon Kent]] versions of [[Comicbook/{{Superboy}} Superboy,]] [[Comicbook/{{Superboy}}, the [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] [[Creator/ElliotSMaggin version of Superwoman;]] Superwoman]]; and even the animals like [[Comicbook/{{KryptoTheSuperDog}} Krypto]] the Super-Dog, Streaky the Super-Cat, Comet the Super-Horse, and Beppo the Super-Monkey! The Kon-El version of [[Comicbook/{{Superboy}} Superboy]] Comicbook/{{Superboy}} is the most notable exception.
6th Jul '17 8:11:45 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Luffy [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in ''Manga/OnePiece'' when they meet Usopp's [[PaperThinDisguise alter-ego]] Sogeking who is supposedly a hero. Luffy immediately knows Sogeking is a hero, and when Chopper asks why, [[GenreSavvy Luffy]] replies, "Because he wears a cape! To be a hero, you have to wear a cape!"

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* Luffy [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in ''Manga/OnePiece'' when they meet Usopp's [[PaperThinDisguise alter-ego]] Sogeking who is supposedly a hero. Luffy immediately knows Sogeking is a hero, and when Chopper asks why, [[GenreSavvy Luffy]] Luffy replies, "Because he wears a cape! To be a hero, you have to wear a cape!"



*** And it's got breakaway fasteners (that woefully underused yet extremely inconvenient bane of the "No Capes" DeconstructorFleet), just in case some thug who watched ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' tries to get all GenreSavvy and tangle up Bats' cloak.

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*** And it's got breakaway fasteners (that woefully underused yet extremely inconvenient bane of the "No Capes" DeconstructorFleet), just in case some thug who watched ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' tries to get all GenreSavvy and tangle up Bats' cloak.
9th Jun '17 9:14:33 PM nombretomado
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* Comes and goes in the WhateleyUniverse. Shroud of Team Kimba wears a cape, because she is animating all the parts of her uniform with her powers and can use it as a weapon. Gloriana has found another advantage: provides warmth when wearing a skimpy costume that is nothing more than a maillot.

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* Comes and goes in the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Shroud of Team Kimba wears a cape, because she is animating all the parts of her uniform with her powers and can use it as a weapon. Gloriana has found another advantage: provides warmth when wearing a skimpy costume that is nothing more than a maillot.
25th May '17 2:10:47 AM Morgenthaler
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** In ''[[Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron Age of Ultron]]'' when Vison first comes out of the sarcophagus he doesn't have a cape. However, after he sees Thor's cape, he uses his shape shifting abilities to spontaneously create one for himself.

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** * In ''[[Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron Age of Ultron]]'' ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' when Vison first comes out of the sarcophagus he doesn't have a cape. However, after he sees Thor's cape, he uses his shape shifting abilities to spontaneously create one for himself.
25th May '17 2:10:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* Defied in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', where Edna Mode, superhero costume designer for Mr. Incredible, cites [[CapeSnag numerous superhero fatalities that have stemmed from their capes]]. [[spoiler:This doesn't stop the villain, who is killed in one of the ways that had been spelled out earlier, in the No Capes rant.]]
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* Defied in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', where Edna Mode, superhero costume designer for Mr. Incredible, cites [[CapeSnag numerous superhero fatalities that have stemmed from their capes]].
** [[spoiler:This doesn't stop the villain, who is killed in one of the ways that had been spelled out earlier, in the No Capes rant.]]
24th May '17 6:38:42 AM jimi13
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* ''ComicBook/TheSpectre''

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* ''ComicBook/TheSpectre''''ComicBook/TheSpectre'' Who's cape was pretty much the only piece of clothing he whore.
16th Feb '17 5:05:39 PM rjd1922
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* Deconstructed (like everything else in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'') with the character of Dollar Bill. He was a former football player hired by a bank when they realized that having their own personal superhero on payroll was a great way to cash in on the masked vigilante craze. The costume was designed by the marketing department, who were going for style over practicality and thought that the cape added visual appeal. It ended up [[spoiler: getting caught in a revolving door while he was trying to stop a robbery, at which point one of the robbers shot him point-blank in the chest.]] Aside from Captain Metropolis and the second-generation Nite Owl, none of the other superheroes wear capes.

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* Deconstructed (like everything else in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'') with the character of Dollar Bill. He was a former football player hired by a bank when they realized that having their own personal superhero on payroll was a great way to cash in on the masked vigilante craze. The costume was designed by the marketing department, who were going for style over practicality and thought that the cape added visual appeal. It ended up [[spoiler: [[spoiler:[[CapeSnag getting caught in a revolving door door]] while he was trying to stop a robbery, at which point one of the robbers shot him point-blank in the chest.]] Aside from Captain Metropolis and the second-generation Nite Owl, none of the other superheroes wear capes.



* Defied in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', where Edna Mode, superhero costume designer for Mr. Incredible, cites numerous superhero fatalities that have stemmed from their capes.

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* Defied in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', where Edna Mode, superhero costume designer for Mr. Incredible, cites [[CapeSnag numerous superhero fatalities that have stemmed from their capes.capes]].
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