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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.
5th Nov '16 4:23:11 PM HelloLamppost
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* Captain Carrot and Alley Kat Abra of the [[Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazongZooCrew Zoo Crew]] wear capes. Hers has an optional hood.

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* Captain Carrot and Alley Kat Abra of the [[Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazongZooCrew [[Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew Zoo Crew]] wear capes. Hers has an optional hood.
5th Nov '16 4:21:38 PM HelloLamppost
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* Captain Carrot and Alley Kat Abra of the [[Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazongZooCrew Zoo Crew]] wear capes. Hers has an optional hood.
5th Nov '16 4:19:46 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,]] [[Creator/ElliotSMaggin either]] [[Creator/KurtBusiek 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 [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] [[Creator/ElliotSMaggin either]] [[Creator/KurtBusiek version]] version of Superwoman; Superwoman;]] and even the animals like [[Comicbook/{{KryptoTheSuperDog}} Krypto]] the Super-Dog, Comet the Super-Horse, and Beppo the Super-Monkey! Super-Monkey!



* While this use is never brought up in the comics, Batman operates in the northern east coast of the United States, an area of the country with generally low temperatures, and given that Batman normally runs around in thin, skin tight fabric, the cape would prevent him from freezing to death on a nightly basis without greatly restricting his mobility.
** 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.
** ComicBook/{{Robin}} also wore a cape, although when the original became Nightwing, he dropped the cape.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when Dick Grayson became Batman; he kept complaining about how impractical the cape is, pointing out that he lost his as soon as possible, and anyway it was a short fabric thing, not a couple of square metres of kevlar.

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* ** While this use is never brought up in the comics, Batman operates in the northern east coast of the United States, an area of the country with generally low temperatures, and given that Batman normally runs around in thin, skin tight fabric, the cape would prevent him from freezing to death on a nightly basis without greatly restricting his mobility.
** *** 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.
** *** ComicBook/{{Robin}} also wore a cape, although when the original became Nightwing, he dropped the cape.
** *** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when Dick Grayson became Batman; he kept complaining about how impractical the cape is, pointing out that he lost his as soon as possible, and anyway it was a short fabric thing, not a couple of square metres of kevlar.
5th Nov '16 4:16:56 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,]] [[Creator/ElliotSMaggin either]] [[Creator/KurtBusiek version]] of Superwoman; and even the animals like [[Comicbook/{{KryptoTheSuperDog}} Krypto]] the Super-Dog, Comet the Super-Horse, and Beppo the Super-Monkey!
** Flashbacks to Krypton sometimes show Jor-El and other Kryptonians wearing short capes, which is presumably where Clark got the idea.



* WesternAnimation/WordGirl wears a cute little cape.

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* WesternAnimation/WordGirl [[WesternAnimation/WordGirl Word Girl]] wears a cute little cape.
5th Nov '16 4:09:04 PM HelloLamppost
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