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20th May '17 5:06:18 PM nombretomado
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* Thorkell literally tears his coat off when fighting Thorfinn for the last time in ''VinlandSaga''.

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* Thorkell literally tears his coat off when fighting Thorfinn for the last time in ''VinlandSaga''.''Manga/VinlandSaga''.
2nd Mar '17 3:45:42 PM margdean56
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Bonus badass points if you are {{shirtless|Scene}} beneath the coat, or if you're wearing pants with suspenders. Badassness levels will also increase exponentially if you're wearing [[BadassInANiceSuit business-like attire]] underneath - the nicer, neater, and more expensive the better. Heck, the badass level increases even if you're wearing [[SleevesAreForWimps a sleeveless shirt]]. [[SerialEscalation EXTRA]] [[RunningGag bonus points]] if the coat is revealed to be [[IAmNotLeftHanded weighted clothing]].

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Bonus badass points if you are {{shirtless|Scene}} beneath the coat, or if you're wearing pants with suspenders. Badassness levels will also increase exponentially if you're wearing [[BadassInANiceSuit business-like attire]] underneath - -- the nicer, neater, and more expensive the better. Heck, the badass level increases even if you're wearing [[SleevesAreForWimps a sleeveless shirt]]. [[SerialEscalation EXTRA]] [[RunningGag bonus points]] if the coat is revealed to be [[IAmNotLeftHanded weighted clothing]].



* Franchise/WonderWoman wore an black leather jacket during the J. Michael Straczynski run, which she takes off in one issue before she goes to battle, before she gets rid of it for good in later issues after it receives ClothingDamage, [[SleevesAreForWimps Bonus points for always going with her shoulders bare.]]

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* Franchise/WonderWoman wore an a black leather jacket during the J. Michael Straczynski run, which she takes off in one issue before she goes to battle, before she gets rid of it for good in later issues after it receives ClothingDamage, ClothingDamage. [[SleevesAreForWimps Bonus points for always going with her shoulders bare.]]
6th Jan '17 10:32:00 PM FordPrefect
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* There is an entire category of dress that serves this purpose known as "entrance attire". It has its roots in warmup gear. Before competition, athletes would be expected to perform cardio drills and stretches to "limber up" and then wear fairly heavy clothing to keep their muscles from "cooling down" while they rested. This was to reduce the risk of injury, but over time warmups gear became increasingly thematic as wrestlers sought to look distinct among their peers and increase their marketability, to the point of robes that cannot even be manually removed in a timely manner(Dalton Castle), headgear that couldn't possibly serve towards staying limber(Wrestling/StanHansen) and potential weaponry that really shouldn't have been allowed at ring side(Wrestling/LegionOfDoom)[[/folder]]

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* TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Martial Arts supplement included an optional rule intended to simulate this very trope called "Bulletproof Nudity". This rule gave characters combat bonuses if they were wearing less clothing. The key was that you couldn't just walk around in a thong, you had to normally wear appropriate clothing and ''take it off'' or have it [[ClothingDamage shredded]] during the fight.

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* There is an entire category of dress that serves this purpose known as "entrance attire". It has its roots in warmup gear. Before competition, athletes would be expected to perform cardio drills and stretches to "limber up" and then wear fairly heavy clothing to keep their muscles from "cooling down" while they rested. This was to reduce the risk of injury, but over time warmups gear became increasingly thematic as wrestlers sought to look distinct among their peers and increase their marketability, to the point of robes that cannot even be manually removed in a timely manner(Dalton manner (Dalton Castle), headgear that couldn't possibly serve towards staying limber(Wrestling/StanHansen) limber (Wrestling/StanHansen), and potential weaponry that really shouldn't have been allowed at ring side(Wrestling/LegionOfDoom)[[/folder]]

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* TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Martial Arts supplement included an optional rule intended to simulate this very trope called "Bulletproof Nudity". This rule gave characters combat bonuses if they were wearing less clothing. The key was that you couldn't just walk around in a thong, you had to normally wear appropriate clothing and ''take it off'' or have it [[ClothingDamage shredded]] during the fight.
ringside (Wrestling/LegionOfDoom).


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* TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Martial Arts supplement included an optional rule intended to simulate this very trope called "Bulletproof Nudity". This rule gave characters combat bonuses if they were wearing less clothing. The key was that you couldn't just walk around in a thong, you had to normally wear appropriate clothing and ''take it off'' or have it [[ClothingDamage shredded]] during the fight.
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6th Jan '17 10:31:10 PM FordPrefect
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** Obi-Wan also drops his robe before leaping down to face General Grievous and his Mooks. The man must have left robes all over the Galaxy. [[note]]''The Star Wars Visual Dictionary'' mentions that the robe he dropped before Grievous was ''his sixth one'' since the beginning of the Clone Wars.[[/note]] Presumably at least one aboard the ''Tantive'' explaining where the robe he dropped before his climatic duel with Anakin came from.

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** Obi-Wan also drops his robe before leaping down to face General Grievous and his Mooks. The man must have left robes all over the Galaxy. [[note]]''The Star Wars Visual Dictionary'' mentions that the robe he dropped before Grievous was ''his sixth one'' since the beginning of the Clone Wars.[[/note]] Presumably at least one aboard the ''Tantive'' ''Tantive'', explaining where the robe he dropped before his climatic climactic duel with Anakin came from.
27th Dec '16 3:26:44 PM LondonKdS
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* Mr. Pendulum in ''Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse'' not only increases in asskicking, he also increases in ''[[TelescopingRobot size]]''.

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* Mr. Pendulum in ''Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse'' ''ComicBook/WormwoodGentlemanCorpse'' not only increases in asskicking, he also increases in ''[[TelescopingRobot size]]''.
24th Dec '16 11:59:16 AM Xtifr
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* In ''YoJinBo'', Bo sheds his cape (and allows it to be shredded) to gain the upper hand when facing off against Kasumimaru.



* In the Heaven's Feel Route of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', [[spoiler: Dark Sakura ''seems'' to kill Kotomine, leaving only his priest’s robes behind. But in the true ending, when Shirou goes to destroy Avenger, he finds Kotomine barring his path. This is the only scene in the entire game where Kotomine ''isn't'' wearing his coat, and it's also his most badass. He manages to give a really long speech ''and'' nearly beat Shirou to death, despite the fact that his heart completely ceased to function ''hours ago''.]]
** Not just hours ago, he literally survived 2 days [[spoiler:without a functional heart]], seemingly living off of awesomeness.

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* In the Heaven's Feel Route of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', [[spoiler: Dark Sakura ''seems'' to kill Kotomine, leaving only his priest’s robes behind. But in the true ending, when Shirou goes to destroy Avenger, he finds Kotomine barring his path. This is the only scene in the entire game where Kotomine ''isn't'' wearing his coat, and it's also his most badass. He manages to give a really long speech ''and'' nearly beat Shirou to death, despite the fact that his heart completely ceased to function ''hours ago''.function--a condition he survived for ''two days''.]]
** Not just hours ago, he literally survived 2 days [[spoiler:without a functional heart]], seemingly living * In ''VisualNovel/YoJinBo'', Bo sheds his cape (and allows it to be shredded) to gain the upper hand when facing off of awesomeness.against Kasumimaru.
9th Dec '16 3:42:15 AM Morgenthaler
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Everyone knows that [[BadassLongcoat wearing a longcoat]][[labelnote:*]]feel free to mentally substitute BadassCape in this description as needed[[/labelnote]] is one of the surest ways to show that youíre a {{Badass}}, because nothing says ďdonít fuck with me” more than having a long dark coat billowing out behind you as you walk. So how does one ratchet up the stakes when such a character is ''really'' [[TheGlovesComeOff serious about delivering a beatdown]]? They take that coat ''off''.

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Everyone knows that [[BadassLongcoat wearing a longcoat]][[labelnote:*]]feel free to mentally substitute BadassCape in this description as needed[[/labelnote]] is one of the surest ways to show that youíre a {{Badass}}, badass, because nothing says ďdonít fuck with me” more than having a long dark coat billowing out behind you as you walk. So how does one ratchet up the stakes when such a character is ''really'' [[TheGlovesComeOff serious about delivering a beatdown]]? They take that coat ''off''.



Bonus {{Badass}} points if you are {{shirtless|Scene}} beneath the coat, or if you're wearing pants with suspenders. Badassness levels will also increase exponentially if you're wearing [[BadassInANiceSuit business-like attire]] underneath - the nicer, neater, and more expensive the better. Heck, the {{Badass}} level increases even if you're wearing [[SleevesAreForWimps a sleeveless shirt]]. [[SerialEscalation EXTRA]] [[RunningGag bonus points]] if the coat is revealed to be [[IAmNotLeftHanded weighted clothing]].

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Bonus {{Badass}} badass points if you are {{shirtless|Scene}} beneath the coat, or if you're wearing pants with suspenders. Badassness levels will also increase exponentially if you're wearing [[BadassInANiceSuit business-like attire]] underneath - the nicer, neater, and more expensive the better. Heck, the {{Badass}} badass level increases even if you're wearing [[SleevesAreForWimps a sleeveless shirt]]. [[SerialEscalation EXTRA]] [[RunningGag bonus points]] if the coat is revealed to be [[IAmNotLeftHanded weighted clothing]].



* Nearly every single coat worn in the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' series. It is especially prevalent in the fourth game, as four characters (Old Snake, Raiden, Vamp and Liquid Ocelot) lose their coats to become even more {{Badass}}. Raiden in particular becomes twice as badass ''putting the coat back on'' during his 'I Am Lightning' moment. [[note]]It must be explained that he did this after ''losing both of his arms''.[[/note]] Also happens to Volgin, the Boss and the Sorrow in ''Snake Eater'', Ocelot, Solidus Snake and Fortune in ''Sons of the Patriots'', and Liquid Snake in ''Metal Gear Solid''.

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* Nearly every single coat worn in the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' series. It is especially prevalent in the fourth game, as four characters (Old Snake, Raiden, Vamp and Liquid Ocelot) lose their coats to become even more {{Badass}}.badass. Raiden in particular becomes twice as badass ''putting the coat back on'' during his 'I Am Lightning' moment. [[note]]It must be explained that he did this after ''losing both of his arms''.[[/note]] Also happens to Volgin, the Boss and the Sorrow in ''Snake Eater'', Ocelot, Solidus Snake and Fortune in ''Sons of the Patriots'', and Liquid Snake in ''Metal Gear Solid''.
28th Nov '16 8:12:24 PM Sonofstranger
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* In the Heaven's Feel Route of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', [[spoiler: Dark Sakura ''seems'' to kill Kotomine, leaving only his priestís robes behind. But in the true ending, when Shirou goes to destroy Avenger, he finds Kotomine barring his path. This is the only scene in the entire game where Kotomine ''isn't'' wearing his coat, and it's also his most badass. He manages to give a really long speech ''and'' nearly beat Shirou to death, despite the fact that his heart completely ceased to function ''hours ago''.]]

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* In the Heaven's Feel Route of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', [[spoiler: Dark Sakura ''seems'' to kill Kotomine, leaving only his priestís priest’s robes behind. But in the true ending, when Shirou goes to destroy Avenger, he finds Kotomine barring his path. This is the only scene in the entire game where Kotomine ''isn't'' wearing his coat, and it's also his most badass. He manages to give a really long speech ''and'' nearly beat Shirou to death, despite the fact that his heart completely ceased to function ''hours ago''.]]


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* WebVideo/{{Lindybeige}} makes a point to generally do this in combat situations, since cloaks tend to wave around wildly while in high motion combat, and generally get in the way. Lloyd recounts one time while [[{{LARP}} LARPing]], someone slipped and fell when Lloyd started running in a direction while his comrade was standing on his cloak. Otherwise, he feels that a thick, woolen cloak is incredibly useful for keeping warm and dry while on long marches through cold or rainy climes.
7th Nov '16 10:55:20 PM M84
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* In the final battle of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Lord English ditches his CAIRO OVERCOAT before taking on an entire army of ghosts by himself.
30th Oct '16 11:04:40 AM nombretomado
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* {{GURPS}} Martial Arts supplement included an optional rule intended to simulate this very trope called "Bulletproof Nudity". This rule gave characters combat bonuses if they were wearing less clothing. The key was that you couldn't just walk around in a thong, you had to normally wear appropriate clothing and ''take it off'' or have it [[ClothingDamage shredded]] during the fight.

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* {{GURPS}} TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Martial Arts supplement included an optional rule intended to simulate this very trope called "Bulletproof Nudity". This rule gave characters combat bonuses if they were wearing less clothing. The key was that you couldn't just walk around in a thong, you had to normally wear appropriate clothing and ''take it off'' or have it [[ClothingDamage shredded]] during the fight.
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