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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]].
6th Feb '17 11:46:21 AM Discar
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-->--'''Iron Man''' to '''Thor''', ''Film/TheAvengers2012''

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-->--'''Iron -->-- '''Iron Man''' to '''Thor''', ''Film/TheAvengers2012''
29th Nov '16 4:14:21 PM zarpaulus
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* ComicBook/DoctorStrange: Justified since his cape is 1) part of the inheritance of the Sorcerer Supreme and 2) very useful.

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* ComicBook/DoctorStrange: ComicBook/DoctorStrange and his [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloak_of_Levitation Cloak of Levitation]]. Justified since his cape is 1) part of the inheritance of the Sorcerer Supreme and 2) very useful.[[note]]Known powers include flight, damage resistance, shapeshifting into other clothes (which might explain why it normally looks more like a cape with a MysticalHighCollar than a cloak), and movement according to its' wearers' will, while the movie seemingly gave it a mind of its own.[[/note]]
5th Nov '16 4:50:17 PM HelloLamppost
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* [[ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician]] wears a cape.

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* [[ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician]] [[ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician Mandrake the Magician]] wears a cape.
5th Nov '16 4:49:01 PM HelloLamppost
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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, 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/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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* Surprisingly rare in ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes, but there are a few examples, such as Mon-El, Princess Projectra, and Thunder. Lightning Lad wore one in his early days.
5th Nov '16 4:42:33 PM HelloLamppost
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** Most other members of the Superman Family wear one as well: [[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Supergirl,]] [[Comicbook/{{Superboy}} Superboy,]] [[Comicbook/{{Steel}} Steel,]] [[Comicbook/LegionofSuperHeroes Mon-El,]] the [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] [[Creator/ElliotSMaggin version of Superwoman;]] and even the animals like [[Comicbook/{{KryptoTheSuperDog}} Krypto]] the Super-Dog, Comet the Super-Horse, and Beppo the Super-Monkey!

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** Most other members of the Superman Family wear one as well: [[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Supergirl,]] [[Comicbook/{{Superboy}} Superboy,]] [[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, Comet the Super-Horse, and Beppo the Super-Monkey! The Kon-El version of [[Comicbook/{{Superboy}} Superboy]] is the most notable exception.



** Cap's spoof, Major Glory from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', wears a cape. Of course, he's also a Superman spoof, so he probably doesn't have the same problems Cap did.

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** Cap's spoof, Major Majorn Glory from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', wears a cape. Of course, he's also a Superman spoof, so he probably doesn't have the same problems Cap did.






* Mandrake the Magician wears a cape.

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* Mandrake the Magician [[ComicStrip/MandrakeTheMagician]] wears a cape.
5th Nov '16 4:30:57 PM HelloLamppost
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** Most [[{{expy}} Expies]] and [[CaptainErsatz Captain Ersatzes]] of Superman wear them too, such as the Sentry, Gladiator, Hyperion, etc.



* [[Franchise/{{Zorro}} Zorro]] was wearing an awesome black cape long before anybody else on this page.



* [[WesternAnimation/WordGirl Word Girl]] wears a cute little cape.

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* [[WesternAnimation/WordGirl Word Girl]] wears a cute little cape.yellow cape.
* WesternAnimation/MightyMouse has a red cape that leaves a characteristic red streak behind him when he flies through the air. Being a toon, he can even use the streak itself as a ''physical object'' to tie up bad guys.
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