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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.
29th Jan '16 9:29:20 PM Quanyails
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* The [[ThoseTwoGuys very minor character]] [[spoiler:Riko Kanada]] does this to great effect in PrincessWaltz, [[spoiler:revealing that she's ''not'' a minor character after all, but the [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turned]] steel princess Liesel.]]
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* The [[ThoseTwoGuys very minor character]] [[spoiler:Riko Kanada]] does this to great effect in PrincessWaltz, ''VisualNovel/PrincessWaltz'', [[spoiler:revealing that she's ''not'' a minor character after all, but the [[HeelFaceTurn Heel {{Heel Face Turned]] Turn}}ed steel princess Liesel.]]
28th Dec '15 6:16:40 PM MJTR
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* WordOfGod is Creator/BradJones removes [[WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob The Cinema Snob's]] glasses whenever he wants you to know he's breaking character and going into SincerityMode. * Later in [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Atop the Fourth Wall's]] run, Linkara, like Snob, would also remove his glasses when making a particularly strong point.
17th Dec '15 8:02:31 PM Adept
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* In ''{{Otomen}}'' Kasuga, the main character's cousin and school rules enforcer wears glasses, which he discards and ''crushes'' when he reveals the reason why he's so adamant on destroying "otomen." During this time he also [[JapanesePronouns switches from his default polite/neutral first person pronoun "boku" to the assertive "ore."]]
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* In ''{{Otomen}}'' ''Manga/{{Otomen}}'' Kasuga, the main character's cousin and school rules enforcer wears glasses, which he discards and ''crushes'' when he reveals the reason why he's so adamant on destroying "otomen." During this time he also [[JapanesePronouns switches from his default polite/neutral first person pronoun "boku" to the assertive "ore."]]
27th Nov '15 6:35:25 PM Adept
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'', Jihl Nabaat takes her glasses off before she fights the party. She also takes them off and smashes them in frustration in {{Final Fantasy XIII}}. * Averted in ''{{Xenogears}}''. Citan, arguably the strongest party member in the game, never takes off his glasses. He does get a katana sword upgrade later in the game, however. * Mostly subverted in the ''{{Xenosaga}}'' trilogy, where Shion keeps her glasses on, until ''Xenosaga: Episode III''. Interestingly, Shion is related to the character Citan of ''Xenogears''.
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'', Jihl Nabaat takes her glasses off before she fights the party. She also takes them off and smashes them in frustration in {{Final Fantasy XIII}}. VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII. * Averted in ''{{Xenogears}}''.''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}''. Citan, arguably the strongest party member in the game, never takes off his glasses. He does get a katana sword upgrade later in the game, however. * Mostly subverted in the ''{{Xenosaga}}'' ''Franchise/{{Xenosaga}}'' trilogy, where Shion keeps her glasses on, until ''Xenosaga: Episode III''. Interestingly, Shion is related to the character Citan of ''Xenogears''.
26th Nov '15 5:02:59 PM nombretomado
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* Andrew of ''SamuraiShodown'' removes his glasses before fighting.
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* Andrew of ''SamuraiShodown'' ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' removes his glasses before fighting.
19th Nov '15 12:46:47 PM HiddenWindshield
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That doesn't add to the trope description.
** The [[AudienceParticipation accompanying line you're supposed to shout out]] for this is, 'By day, he's a mild-mannered jerk, but by night he's... SUPER ASSHOLE!' There are variations, but 'Super Asshole' is, of course, the important part.
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