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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]].
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.
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