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4th Feb '17 1:27:19 AM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Rocky}}''. Played straight with Adrian.

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* %%* ''Film/{{Rocky}}''. Played straight with Adrian.



* ''Film/SpyKids 3: Game Over'': Inverted. In Level 3, just before the PvP duel, [[TheBigGuy Arnold]] explains to [[TheHero Juni]] that he entered [[LotusEaterMachine Game Over]] for the "[[TheCakeIsALie untold riches]]" given to those who defeat the [[FinalBoss Final]] [[HumongousMecha Boss]] in order to save his family from poverty. The duel starts, and Arnold puts on his goggles and proceeds to ''[[CurbStompBattle kick Juni's ass in a way that would make]] Creator/ChuckNorris [[CurbStompBattle envious.]]''

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* ''Film/SpyKids 3: Game Over'': ''Film/SpyKids3DGameOver'': Inverted. In Level 3, just before the PvP duel, [[TheBigGuy Arnold]] explains to [[TheHero Juni]] that he entered [[LotusEaterMachine Game Over]] for the "[[TheCakeIsALie untold riches]]" given to those who defeat the [[FinalBoss Final]] [[HumongousMecha Boss]] in order to save his family from poverty. The duel starts, and Arnold puts on his goggles and proceeds to ''[[CurbStompBattle kick Juni's ass in a way that would make]] Creator/ChuckNorris [[CurbStompBattle envious.]]''
10th Jan '17 11:14:10 AM Rhodes7
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* Mr. Spender in ''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}}'' is almost never seen without sunglasses, even at night. If he ever removes them, you know it's SeriousBusiness.
31st Dec '16 10:24:43 AM nombretomado
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* When [[DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]] came back to the WWE in February 2011, after his triumphant entrance, he removed his sunglasses, referred to himself as "Dwayne", and thanked the fans for supporting him when he left the WWE to go to Hollywood and expressed his heartfelt appreciation...and then the sunglasses went back on and The Rock, The Most Electrifying Man in All Entertainment, was back.

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* When [[DwayneJohnson [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]] came back to the WWE in February 2011, after his triumphant entrance, he removed his sunglasses, referred to himself as "Dwayne", and thanked the fans for supporting him when he left the WWE to go to Hollywood and expressed his heartfelt appreciation...and then the sunglasses went back on and The Rock, The Most Electrifying Man in All Entertainment, was back.
29th Dec '16 3:13:56 PM Ymirsdaughter
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*** Seldom demonstrated but awesome when it is: Cyke's visor, and shades as Scott Summers, are used to control the shape and strength of the blast even when he's actively using his powers. You don't fully understand until you see him take them off all the way and open his eyes fully. When that happens, "something" isn't gonna get broke - ''everything'' will get broke. For this reason, it's a weapon of last resort. However, if you absolutely have to get a [[HumongousMecha Sentinel]] off your lawn, it'll get vaporized. And if Juggernaut's trying to destroy a dam, you'll [[spoiler: actually push him back a little... but eventually get your ass kicked anyway. Still, it ''looked'' awesome.]]

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*** Seldom demonstrated but awesome when it is: Cyke's visor, and shades as Scott Summers, are used to control the shape and strength of the blast even when he's actively using his powers. You don't fully understand until you see him take them off all the way and open his eyes fully. When that happens, "something" isn't gonna get broke - ''everything'' will get broke. For this reason, it's a weapon of last resort. However, if you absolutely have to get a [[HumongousMecha Sentinel]] off your lawn, it'll get vaporized. And if Juggernaut's trying to destroy a dam, you'll [[spoiler: actually push him back a little... but eventually get your ass kicked anyway. Still, it ''looked'' awesome.]]
17th Dec '16 9:12:43 AM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''TheOffice'', Michael takes a stand against the new boss Charles, who remains calm and professional until he has finally had enough. He takes his glasses off and prepares to throw Michael out of the building, causing Michael to flee in terror.

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* In ''TheOffice'', ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', Michael takes a stand against the new boss Charles, who remains calm and professional until he has finally had enough. He takes his glasses off and prepares to throw Michael out of the building, causing Michael to flee in terror.
9th Dec '16 4:31:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* Shiki Tohno from ''{{Tsukihime}}'' is a crowning example of this. In the game (and spin-offs), he needs his glasses to see [[spoiler: reality without the "lines of death" on all objects, which determine striking points to eliminate them from existence. Seeing the lines puts a lot of strain on him, so he keeps the glasses on all the time]]. Needless to say, he only takes off the glasses when he turns into a complete badass, represented as [[spoiler:Shiki Nanaya]]. This change in personality is a result of [[spoiler:his family heritage, as he is actually descended from a line of psychic monster killers. His blood boils when he detects supernatural threats like demons or vampires, causing him to lose control]]. A good example of this is when he [[spoiler:cuts Arcuied Brunestud into a bunch of bloody chunks in the course of only a few seconds. She later has to use a massive amount of her power to restore herself, rendering her much more susceptible to the enemies in the series]].

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* Shiki Tohno from ''{{Tsukihime}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' is a crowning example of this. In the game (and spin-offs), he needs his glasses to see [[spoiler: reality without the "lines of death" on all objects, which determine striking points to eliminate them from existence. Seeing the lines puts a lot of strain on him, so he keeps the glasses on all the time]]. Needless to say, he only takes off the glasses when he turns into a complete badass, represented as [[spoiler:Shiki Nanaya]]. This change in personality is a result of [[spoiler:his family heritage, as he is actually descended from a line of psychic monster killers. His blood boils when he detects supernatural threats like demons or vampires, causing him to lose control]]. A good example of this is when he [[spoiler:cuts Arcuied Brunestud into a bunch of bloody chunks in the course of only a few seconds. She later has to use a massive amount of her power to restore herself, rendering her much more susceptible to the enemies in the series]].
9th Dec '16 4:31:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* Done straight and to great effect in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' - faced with an invasion by several angry gargoyles, Owen Burnett calmly takes off his glasses, puts them in his pocket, and adopts a martial arts stance. The fact that he isn't remotely capable of fighting a gargoyle hand-to-hand ([[spoiler:not as Owen, anyway]]) does not make the moment any less BadAss.

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* Done straight and to great effect in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' - faced with an invasion by several angry gargoyles, Owen Burnett calmly takes off his glasses, puts them in his pocket, and adopts a martial arts stance. The fact that he isn't remotely capable of fighting a gargoyle hand-to-hand ([[spoiler:not as Owen, anyway]]) does not make the moment any less BadAss.badass.
2nd Dec '16 9:01:54 AM LBHills
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There are other, more practical reasons for this trope, of course; it is, after all, not a bad idea to remove your glasses before doing things where they might fly off or get broken, and preventing unwanted reflections from the lenses becomes troublesome during [[MartialArtsMovie martial arts]]. And then there's the fact that keeping any easily shattered material near your eyes during a fight is a [[EyeScream really bad idea]] (which is probably where the taboo against hitting a guy with glasses on came from). And naturally, you might want to remove your glasses to fire your EyeBeams.

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There are other, more practical reasons for this trope, of course; it is, after all, not a bad idea to remove your glasses before doing things where they might fly off or get broken, and preventing unwanted reflections from the lenses becomes troublesome during [[MartialArtsMovie martial arts]]. And then there's the fact that keeping any easily shattered material near your eyes during a fight is a [[EyeScream really bad idea]] (which is probably where the taboo against hitting a guy with glasses on came from). And naturally, In the unlikely event that you might want have EyeBeams, of course, you have even more reason to remove your glasses to fire your EyeBeams.
get the lenses out of the way.
30th Nov '16 1:55:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Manga/SoulEater,'' Dr. Franken Stein tends to get {{badass}} when his glasses come off.

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* In ''Manga/SoulEater,'' Dr. Franken Stein tends to get {{badass}} badass when his glasses come off.
15th Nov '16 1:14:00 PM MrFreeze
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* ''Film/TheBigBoss'' has the bespectacled [[BigBad]] doing this before the final fight.

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* ''Film/TheBigBoss'' has the bespectacled [[BigBad]] BigBad doing this before the final fight.
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