History Main / TheCowl

10th Jul '16 7:44:17 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* [[{{TNA}} Suicide]] dresses in full-body spandex, appears out of nowhere to save people with violence, goes on and on about his dark and mysterious past... despite not being billed as a SuperHero, he's probably the purest example of The Cowl in wrestling history.

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* [[{{TNA}} Wrestling/{{Sting}} has shades of this following his change from [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance Malibu]] Sting to [[Wrestling/{{WCW}} Crow]] Sting- the black clothing, billowing trenchcoat, sudden dramatic appearances (either suddenly after the arena lights go out, or descending from the rafters in Batman-like fashion) and general DarkIsNotEvil aesthetic definitely evoke this trope.
* Wrestling/TheUndertaker can have shades of this, as a {{face}} at least. Normally when he does save someone it's because he's feuding with the other wrestler. He can appear suddenly after the lights in the arena go black for a few seconds and come back on again to the sound of his gong.
* [[Wrestling/{{TNA}}
Suicide]] dresses in full-body spandex, appears out of nowhere to save people with violence, goes on and on about his dark and mysterious past... despite not being billed as a SuperHero, he's he's([[LegacyCharacter they're]]) probably the purest example of The Cowl in wrestling history.



* TheUndertaker can have shades of this, as a face at least. Normally when he does save someone it's because he's feuding with the other wrestler. He can appear suddenly after the lights in the arena go black for a few seconds and come back on again to the sound of his gong.
* [[{{TNA}} Sting]] also has shades of this following his change from Malibu Sting to Crow Sting- the black clothing, billowing trenchcoat, sudden dramatic appearances (either suddenly after the arena lights go out, or descending from the rafters in Batman-like fashion) and general DarkIsNotEvil aesthetic definitely evoke this trope.
15th Jun '16 5:39:33 PM fdsa1234567890
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* John Reese of PersonOfInterest fulfills this role, as he receives the social security number of a person about to be involved in a violent crime.

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* John Reese of PersonOfInterest fulfills this role, as at least from the perspective of those he rescues. In actuality, he receives the social security number of a person about to be involved in a violent crime.crime, and so it is a bit more premeditated than it appears.
15th Jun '16 5:36:18 PM fdsa1234567890
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%% * John Reese of PersonOfInterest.

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%% * John Reese of PersonOfInterest.PersonOfInterest fulfills this role, as he receives the social security number of a person about to be involved in a violent crime.
22nd May '16 10:30:23 PM Snicka
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See also DarkIsNotEvil and AntiHero. Compare and contrast with TheCape. Sub trope of TerrorHero.

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See also DarkIsNotEvil and AntiHero. Compare and contrast with TheCape. Sub trope of TerrorHero.
TerrorHero. Compare BatmanParody, which is a more direct parody of the TropeCodifier, Batman, and thus uses many elements of this trope.
8th May '16 5:30:25 PM nombretomado
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* Monkey Man in ''HeyArnold'' is a comedic example of this.

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* Monkey Man in ''HeyArnold'' ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is a comedic example of this.
30th Mar '16 12:59:40 PM Ambaryerno
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* Comicbook/{{X 23}} takes after her [[Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} daddy]], and was mostly this when she was first introduced into the main X-books. For an unknown amount of time she was quietly operating in rough neighborhoods killing thugs and pimps terrorizing the locals, which brought her to Wolverine's attention (maybe. The timeline is [[ContinuitySnarl screwy]]) when the reports of "parallel knife wounds" implicated him in the killings. By the time she joined the New X-Men she even scared her own teammates. However CharacterDevelopment has changed her methods significantly, and by the time of ''All-New Wolverine'' she's bordering on becoming TheCape, if she hasn't done so already.
12th Mar '16 9:29:11 PM nombretomado
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%% * {{Cloak|AndDagger}}. Which is to be expected from someone whose name is almost a synonym for this trope.

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%% * {{Cloak|AndDagger}}.ComicBook/{{Cloak|AndDagger}}. Which is to be expected from someone whose name is almost a synonym for this trope.
28th Feb '16 9:25:15 AM nombretomado
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* One of the best non-Batman examples ever happens at the beginning of the first ''{{Blade}}'' film. The rave sequence in the nightclub, merely ominous at the beginning, becomes absolutely terrifying when blood rains down from the ceiling and it's revealed that ''everyone'' except the innocent human lured to the dance is a bestial vampire. The lone human flees in panic - and runs smack into the film's titular silent, stoic, hate-filled, murderous vigilante. [[GladHesOnOurSide You never were so relieved to see a]] ''[[GladHesOnOurSide good]]'' [[GladHesOnOurSide vampire]].

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* One of the best non-Batman examples ever happens at the beginning of the first ''{{Blade}}'' ''Film/{{Blade}}'' film. The rave sequence in the nightclub, merely ominous at the beginning, becomes absolutely terrifying when blood rains down from the ceiling and it's revealed that ''everyone'' except the innocent human lured to the dance is a bestial vampire. The lone human flees in panic - and runs smack into the film's titular silent, stoic, hate-filled, murderous vigilante. [[GladHesOnOurSide You never were so relieved to see a]] ''[[GladHesOnOurSide good]]'' [[GladHesOnOurSide vampire]].
2nd Feb '16 10:26:13 PM WillBGood
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* [[Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible Blackwolf]] is a combination of Wolverine and Batman.

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* [[Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible Blackwolf]] Blackwolf in ''Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible'' is a combination of Wolverine and Batman.
15th Jan '16 5:41:14 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"[[SmokeOut A cloud of smoke and he appears;]]\\

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