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18th Oct '16 11:28:34 PM philalethistry
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* The lodgers housing at the Society see the mysterious Mr. Hyde as this in ''Webcomic/TheGlassScientists''.
18th Oct '16 4:15:06 PM nombretomado
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%% * Tombstone in FreedomForce.

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%% * Tombstone in FreedomForce.''VideoGame/FreedomForce''.
12th Oct '16 9:43:59 PM Dravencour
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%% * ComicBook/{{V|ForVendetta}}, swishy black cape and all.
%% * ''Comicbook/{{Spawn}}''. He pulls the trope description off several times, for one.
%% * Franchise/{{Zorro}}.
%% * Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}, who is in many ways the closest Marvel analogue to Batman.

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%% * ComicBook/{{V|ForVendetta}}, ComicBook/{{V|ForVendetta}} is an especially antiheroic version of one of these, fighting a fascist government that has taken over Britain and using quite terroristic means of fighting his adversaries, such as bombs. He rocks the fedora and Guy Fawkes mask, and does the swishy black cape thing quite well.
* ''Comicbook/{{Spawn}}'' is one of the ultimate examples of the Cowl aside from Batman himself, a commando
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%% * ''Comicbook/{{Spawn}}''. He
assassin who is brought back to serve TheLegionsOfHell, but pulls a FaustianRebellion to save the trope description off several times, people he loves. You better believe his "necroflesh" body suit is intimidating as hell to any bad guys he faces.
* Franchise/{{Zorro}}, the masked swashbuckler who fought
for one.
%% * Franchise/{{Zorro}}.
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the indigenous peoples of his land against tyrannical officials and other villains. Not only was he too cunning for the authorities to catch, but he also delighted in publicly humiliating them.
* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}, who is in many ways the closest Marvel analogue to Batman.Batman. Matt Murdock even FightsLikeANormal because his main superpower is basically a compensation for the sight that he lost.
8th Oct '16 9:35:56 AM nombretomado
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10th Sep '16 1:42:16 PM Tron80
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* Ironically, ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' -who is one of the classic examples of The Cape and cousin of THE Cape- used to be like this back in the Silver Age. Before Superman revealed her existence to the world she secretly patrolled the small town of Midvale at night, trying not to get caught while she stopped crimes and saved people. Midvale locals rumored that they were protected by a "guardian angel".
* Franchise/{{Superman}} was this back in the Golden Age, too: he was a feared urban legend and a vigilante who mercilessly beat thugs, crooks and wife abusers and cowed corrupt politicians and bussinessmen. He was pragmatic and harsh, he caught criminals by surprise and left as soon as he solved the situation.
10th Sep '16 11:02:57 AM Tron80
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* Cassandra Cain -''[[Comicbook/{{Batgirl 2001}} the second Batgirl]]''- and Stephanie Brown -''[[Comicbook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Batgirl III]]''- are also this. They subvert the trope, though, since they are more idealistic than most vigilantes of Gotham.

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* Cassandra Cain -''[[Comicbook/{{Batgirl 2001}} 2000}} the second Batgirl]]''- and Stephanie Brown -''[[Comicbook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Batgirl III]]''- are also this. They subvert the trope, though, since they are more idealistic than most vigilantes of Gotham.
10th Sep '16 11:01:59 AM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'' Barbara Gordon was inspired by Batman and takes after him: she wears dark clothes and a cowl, she has no powers, and she patrols Gotham at the night, hunting criminals.
** In ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl 2011}}'' she reclaims her title and costume after recovering from her paralysis.
** In ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', Batgirl serves as The Cowl to ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'''s The Cape: she is rude, cynical and bossy; but she wants to protect and help people. Luthor even accuses her from "[skulking] around in the dark alleys and back rooms".
* Cassandra Cain -''[[Comicbook/{{Batgirl 2001}} the second Batgirl]]''- and Stephanie Brown -''[[Comicbook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Batgirl III]]''- are also this. They subvert the trope, though, since they are more idealistic than most vigilantes of Gotham.
* Helena Wayne, a. k. a. ''ComicBook/{{Huntress}}'' takes after her parents -Batman and ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}''-: she wears dark clothes and a pointed domino mask, operates in rough neighborhoods hunting human traffickers and abusers, uses crossbows, and is a bit more aggressive than other members of the Bat-family.
17th Aug '16 6:06:28 AM Dravencour
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* The Silver Shroud from the Franchise/{{Fallout}} universe. In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the Sole Survivor can take on the role of the Shroud and mete out deadly justice to several of Goodneighbor's scumbags, ultimately culminating in taking down a vicious raider leader in an abandoned hospital.
12th Aug '16 4:11:10 PM Dravencour
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* One of the best non-Batman examples ever happens at the beginning of the first ''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]].

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* One of the best non-Batman examples ever happens at the beginning of the first ''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 poor 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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