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30th May '16 2:47:52 PM MasamiPhoenix
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* In DuelOfAges, the [[AllInTheManual extended description]] of the Vigilante, comments that he has "the eyes of a shop teacher" hidden behind his thick glasses. When he confronts the crackheads who led to the death of a young boy in his neighborhood, he takes off the glasses and they notice his eyes "were no longer the eys of a shop teacher."
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29th May '16 10:42:04 PM TylerL320
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* One of the most beautiful Giles-style variants occurs in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty''. Otacon holds his dying sister in his arms. She reaches up to hold the side of his face, slightly lifting his glasses. They talk for a while, Otacon hiding his grief desperately, but then the glasses fall from her hand and clatter to the floor and she's gone, along with all of Otacon's attempts at stoicism; he bursts into tears. However, the next scene inverts the ass-kick variant, with him retrieving his glasses and putting them on when he realizes he has to go and save the hostages. Previously, the [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes hydrophobic]] girl took her glasses off before facing her fear, with the subversion that she didn't actually need the glasses and only wore them to resemble her brother.
* The Main Character in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' does this when it's time to stop taking hits from the [[PerfectRunFinalBoss true final boss]] and kick its ass.
** There's also the fact that this action comes right after the boss's line, "Humans can't possibly grasp the truth with their own hands" - the glasses are used to see through the OminousFog of the Midnight Channel and he doesn't need them anymore.
** Funnily enough this is ''foreshadowed by the random encounter music.'' Specifically: "Yeah/Naked truth lies only if you realize/Appearing in nobody's eyes till they sterilize."

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* One of the most beautiful Giles-style variants occurs in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty''. Otacon holds is hiding his grief from [[spoiler:his dying sister as he holds her in his arms. She reaches up arms]], and they reach to hold the side of his face, slightly lifting face and lift up his glasses. glasses. They talk for a while, Otacon hiding his grief desperately, but then the glasses fall from her hand and clatter to the floor and she's gone, [[spoiler:when she dies]], along with all of Otacon's attempts at stoicism; he bursts into tears. However, the next scene inverts the ass-kick variant, with him retrieving his glasses and putting them on when he realizes he has to go and save the hostages. Previously, the [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes hydrophobic]] girl took her glasses off before facing her fear, with the subversion that she didn't actually need the glasses and only wore them to resemble her brother.
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* The Main Character Glasses are a major visual motif in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' does this when it's time to stop taking hits from 4}}'', and the [[PerfectRunFinalBoss true final boss]] and kick its ass.
** There's also the fact that this action comes right after the boss's line, "Humans can't possibly grasp the truth with their own hands" - the glasses are used
party uses them to see through a mysterious fog in an EldritchLocation that serve as a LiteralMetaphor for the OminousFog game's main theme of finding the Midnight Channel truth in a sea of lies. In the finale, the protagonist throws his away [[spoiler:before wrecking the true final boss with the power of truth to wipe away all of humanity's falsehoods - he's seen through the fog with his own eyes and he doesn't need them anymore.
** Funnily enough this is ''foreshadowed by
the random encounter music.'' Specifically: "Yeah/Naked truth lies only if you realize/Appearing in nobody's eyes till they sterilize."glasses anymore]].
10th May '16 11:43:35 PM Snowy66
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** Gohan only becomes useless if you count ''GT'', which was not made by the original author. In ''Z'', he is either 2nd to his dad or sometimes 1st. Everyone except Goku is useless in ''GT'' though, except maybe Vegeta.
29th Apr '16 3:24:23 AM Adept
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* Played straight in the MagicSchoolBus's Dinosaur episode, where Arnold takes off his glasses and tucks them away in his shirt pocket to fight the T-Rex.

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* Played straight in the MagicSchoolBus's Literature/MagicSchoolBus's Dinosaur episode, where Arnold takes off his glasses and tucks them away in his shirt pocket to fight the T-Rex.
24th Apr '16 10:00:26 AM siberia82
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** A villainous example from ''Film/BatmanBegins'' - Dr. Crane removes his glasses before putting on his Scarecrow mask.

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** A villainous example from ''Film/BatmanBegins'' - Dr.''Film/BatmanBegins''--Dr. Crane removes his glasses before putting on his Scarecrow mask.


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* ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': When Mystique seduces Hank in ''The Rogue Cut'', she takes off his glasses so that she can kiss him.
8th Mar '16 11:28:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheBradyBunch'': Middle girl Jan gets glasses in the third-season episode "The Not-So-Rose-Colored Glasses" and wears them (for the most part) for the rest of Season 3, and much of the time in Season 4. She is seen with glasses exactly once in a Season 5, after which it appears Jan's astigmatism is cured.

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* ''TheBradyBunch'': ''Series/TheBradyBunch'':
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Middle girl Jan gets glasses in the third-season episode "The Not-So-Rose-Colored Glasses" and wears them (for the most part) for the rest of Season 3, and much of the time in Season 4. She is seen with glasses exactly once in a Season 5, after which it appears Jan's astigmatism is cured.



* ''FamilyMatters'': Urkel, whenever he used the Transformation Chamber to change into suave ladies man Stefan Urquelle (in Seasons 5-7, after which Urquelle becomes a "permanent" character, thanks to Urkel's cloning accident). Also, whenever the nerd used the Transformation Chamber to change into any one of his other alter-egos, including Elvis Urkel and Bruce Lee Urkel.
* ''WalkerTexasRanger'': C.D. Parker, but only when the bad guys removed them ''for'' him ... so they could beat him up.
* ''TheDukesOfHazzard'': In the 2005 TV remake/prequel ''The Beginning'', Daisy Duke wears thick glasses (among other things, as she also wears large sweaters and baggy pants, and her hair in a bun; and is very shy and mousy). When she went to get a job at the Boar's Nest, she shed all of these things and became the babelicious babe the character came to be known for. (This is all non-canon to true ''Dukes'' fans, as Daisy was queen of the prom in high school according to the series' bible.)

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* ''FamilyMatters'': ''Series/FamilyMatters'': Urkel, whenever he used the Transformation Chamber to change into suave ladies man Stefan Urquelle (in Seasons 5-7, after which Urquelle becomes a "permanent" character, thanks to Urkel's cloning accident). Also, whenever the nerd used the Transformation Chamber to change into any one of his other alter-egos, including Elvis Urkel and Bruce Lee Urkel.
* ''WalkerTexasRanger'': ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'': C.D. Parker, but only when the bad guys removed them ''for'' him ... so they could beat him up.
* ''TheDukesOfHazzard'': ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'': In the 2005 TV remake/prequel ''The Beginning'', Daisy Duke wears thick glasses (among other things, as she also wears large sweaters and baggy pants, and her hair in a bun; and is very shy and mousy). When she went to get a job at the Boar's Nest, she shed all of these things and became the babelicious babe the character came to be known for. (This is all non-canon to true ''Dukes'' fans, as Daisy was queen of the prom in high school according to the series' bible.)



* In ''JeevesAndWooster'', Gussie Fink-Nottle (Grade A wimp,) has just been accosted by Roderick Spode (huge, violent, wannabe dictator prone to making threats about broken necks,) and shaken so violently that his glasses fall off. Spode then gets a TapOnTheHead by someone else, and Gussie is caught standing over Spode's unconscious body. Gussie invokes this trope by lying that Spode saw him remove his glasses, and should have fled for the hills at that point.

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* In ''JeevesAndWooster'', ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'', Gussie Fink-Nottle (Grade A wimp,) has just been accosted by Roderick Spode (huge, violent, wannabe dictator prone to making threats about broken necks,) and shaken so violently that his glasses fall off. Spode then gets a TapOnTheHead by someone else, and Gussie is caught standing over Spode's unconscious body. Gussie invokes this trope by lying that Spode saw him remove his glasses, and should have fled for the hills at that point.
8th Feb '16 7:12:40 PM PaulA
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* Sort of inverted in BuckarooBanzai. We know Buckaroo is smart, but when he puts on his red-rimmed NerdGlasses, he's really kicking the brain into overdrive (or showing off, since one of those times is a press conference). This is because of interference from the producers; they insisted that no action hero would wear glasses, despite director and co-creator W.D. Richter's desires. The compromise made between Richter and the producers was that Buckaroo could wear his glasses in three scenes in the film.

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* Sort of inverted in BuckarooBanzai.''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension''. We know Buckaroo is smart, but when he puts on his red-rimmed NerdGlasses, he's really kicking the brain into overdrive (or showing off, since one of those times is a press conference). This is because of interference from the producers; they insisted that no action hero would wear glasses, despite director and co-creator W.D. Richter's desires. The compromise made between Richter and the producers was that Buckaroo could wear his glasses in three scenes in the film.
5th Feb '16 7:08:17 PM Bushidont
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** Strangely enough, his are often of the [[ScaryShinyGlasses scary and shiny short]], so it's a little bit of a variation.

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** Strangely enough, his are often of the [[ScaryShinyGlasses scary and shiny short]], sort]], so it's a little bit of a variation.
3rd Feb '16 7:02:18 PM Allronix
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* The first ''Film/MortalKombat'' has a variant. Johnny Cage shows up to fight Goro and is wearing sunglasses. Goro takes them off and smashes them. Johnny snarks, ''"Those were $500 sunglasses, '''[[PrecisionFStrike asshole]]''"'' and proceeds to outmaneuver Goro, starting with a GroinAttack. The game creators were amused enough to make that incident canon.

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* The first ''Film/MortalKombat'' has a variant. Johnny Cage shows up to fight Goro and is wearing sunglasses.sone CoolShades for the occasion. Goro takes them off and smashes them. Johnny snarks, ''"Those were $500 sunglasses, sunglasses,'' '''[[PrecisionFStrike asshole]]''"'' asshole]]'''" and proceeds to outmaneuver Goro, starting with a GroinAttack. The game creators were amused enough to make that incident canon.
3rd Feb '16 7:00:29 PM Allronix
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* The first ''Film/MortalKombat'' has a variant. Johnny Cage shows up to fight Goro and is wearing sunglasses. Goro takes them off and smashes them. Johnny snarks, ''"Those were $500 sunglasses, '''[[PrecisionFStrike asshole]]''"'' and proceeds to outmaneuver Goro, starting with a GroinAttack. The game creators were amused enough to make that incident canon.
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