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2nd May '17 1:19:47 PM EDP
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** Played straight by almost all the inhabitants of the Sanctuary, who wear leather armor usually composed by a protection for the left side of the chest and both shoulders, plus often a helmet. The only known exceptions are Aiolia and Aiolos, who wear a protection for the entire chest with metal shoulders, Shaina and Marin, who wear {{Chainmail Bikini}}s, the Pope (or those impersonating him), who wear cerimonial robes (that ''may'' hide some armor worn under it), and [[Manga/SaintSeiyaEpisodeG Lithos Crysallis and Garan]], who, as servants, don't wear any. {{Justified}} because the armor, being so minimalistic and made of leather, is pretty comfortable to wear.
1st May '17 7:59:30 AM EDP
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* {{Justified}} in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'': aside for the protagonists, many characters are usually seen on duty or in occasions that requires a formal wear (as their armor double as). Best shown by Aiolia, who spent most of his early appearances without armor (or even indications he had one) until near the end of the Sanctuary Arc, when he was given a mission and stopped being seen armorless.

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* {{Justified}} in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'': aside for the protagonists, many characters are usually seen on duty or in occasions that requires a formal wear (as their armor double as). Best shown by Aiolia, who spent most of his early appearances without armor (or even indications he had one) until near the end of the Sanctuary Arc, when he was given a mission and stopped being seen armorless.armorless, and confirmed in ''Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulOfGold'', where the Gold Saints are seen multiple times out of combat or formal situations and thus don't wear their armors.
4th Apr '17 11:14:43 AM gb00393
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', soldiers are often seen wearing their armor even when it would be unusual for them to do so, due to LimitedWardrobe. For example, Bronn wears his armor even when he's relaxing and trading stories with Tyrion. King Renly Baratheon doesn't seem to have any formal clothing other than his armour in Season 2. Janos Slynt also wears his chainmail while having dinner with Tyrion. Most of the northmen are at least in gambesons, the heavy padded garment typically worn beneath heavier armor, even Bran, a boy who is paralyzed. Ser Jorah Mormont is a notable exception: the fact that he's stripped down to cloth garments in the hot Dothraki Sea shows his adaptability, and when he puts it all back on, you know he's expecting a fight.
** Of particular note is Stannis Baratheon, who wears his mail and plate armor in every single scene he's in. Across 3 seasons!

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', soldiers ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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are often seen wearing their armor even when it would be unusual for them to do so, due to LimitedWardrobe. For example, Bronn wears his armor even when he's relaxing and trading stories with Tyrion. King Renly Baratheon doesn't seem to have any formal clothing other than his armour in Season 2. Janos Slynt also wears his chainmail while having dinner with Tyrion. Most of the northmen are at least in gambesons, the heavy padded garment typically worn beneath heavier armor, even Bran, a boy who is paralyzed. Ser Jorah Mormont is a notable exception: the fact that he's stripped down to cloth garments in the hot Dothraki Sea shows his adaptability, and when he puts it all back on, you know he's expecting a fight.
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fight. Of particular note is Stannis Baratheon, who wears his mail and plate armor in every single scene he's in. Across 3 seasons!seasons!
** Since his resurrection and exit from the Watch, Jon has worn the Stark standard-issue Brown coat-of-plate for every scene in Season 6, whether he's eating, resting or fighting. Considering that he got stabbed with only a peascod protecting him the first time, this might count as ProperlyParanoid.
31st Mar '17 11:37:47 AM EDP
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* {{Subverted}} in ''LightNovel/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero'': while the characters who own armor tend to be seen wearing it, they take it off when going to sleep, [[spoiler:allowing Malty to steal Naofumi's initial hauberk when she betrays him]].
29th Mar '17 12:09:37 PM EDP
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** And amazingly {{Subverted}} with the goddess Athena: while the myth has her wearing a helmet and a cuirass all the time, she isn't seen wearing her armor ''at all'' until the end of the Hades Arc. This is made even more notable by how most of the other gods who appear are actually shown wearing armor almost all the time when the myth doesn't attribute them having any except for Hades' helmet.
29th Mar '17 12:04:16 PM EDP
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* {{Justified}} in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'': aside for the protagonists, many characters are usually seen on duty or in occasions that requires a formal wear (as their armor double as). Best shown by Aiolia, who spent most of his early appearances without armor (or even indications he had one) until near the end of the Sanctuary Arc, when he was given a mission and stopped being seen armorless.
26th Mar '17 8:57:31 AM nombretomado
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** A particular amusing case is [[CrutchCharacter Jagen]] of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Mystery of the Emblem]]'' and its remake. He's still dressed in full, relatively heavy-looking battle armour like he was in the preceding games... except here he is in poor health, is just a tactician and advisor, and thus cannot and does not fight ''at all''. For ''Mystery'' it may be enforced by technological limitations with limited space for superfluous portraits on a {{SNES}} cartridge, but ''New Mystery'' is a NintendoDS game and doesn't have the same excuse at all. [[spoiler: Though it does allow for one particularly [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] moment towards the late beginning of the second DS game where Jagen threatens General Lang with a duel, causing Lang to run away]].

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** A particular amusing case is [[CrutchCharacter Jagen]] of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Mystery of the Emblem]]'' and its remake. He's still dressed in full, relatively heavy-looking battle armour like he was in the preceding games... except here he is in poor health, is just a tactician and advisor, and thus cannot and does not fight ''at all''. For ''Mystery'' it may be enforced by technological limitations with limited space for superfluous portraits on a {{SNES}} cartridge, but ''New Mystery'' is a NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS game and doesn't have the same excuse at all. [[spoiler: Though it does allow for one particularly [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] moment towards the late beginning of the second DS game where Jagen threatens General Lang with a duel, causing Lang to run away]].
8th Mar '17 6:14:44 PM nombretomado
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* Justified in ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms One Good Knight]]'' by MercedesLackey. The knight Sir George wears armor at all times, ostensibly for protection from surprise attack. It has a second, equally useful function: to conceal the fact that [[SweetPollyOliver 'George' is 'Georgina']]. Additionally, the suit is enchanted with spells which make it comfortable to wear.

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* Justified in ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms One Good Knight]]'' by MercedesLackey.Creator/MercedesLackey. The knight Sir George wears armor at all times, ostensibly for protection from surprise attack. It has a second, equally useful function: to conceal the fact that [[SweetPollyOliver 'George' is 'Georgina']]. Additionally, the suit is enchanted with spells which make it comfortable to wear.
22nd Feb '17 11:53:34 AM TheBigBopper
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Additionally, stainless steel hadn't been invented yet, and armor was ''really'' expensive, [[note]]The steel or carburized iron alone -- before considering the cost of craftsmanship -- was literally worth its weight in gold in the Middle Ages.[[/note]] so it had to be treated carefully even when not damaged in a given battle. As the European ironworking industry gradually expanded to meet the increased demands for iron-based armour and weaponry[[note]] Europe was ridiculously over-iron-ed by world standards even in the 18th century. They didn't even have 100 million people, but they had at least a million guns and 10,000 artillery pieces. This is because Europe had been at war with itself practically non-stop for the better part of a millennium, somehow without a single continent-spanning Empire coming into being as a result of it (as per the world norm)[[/note]] standard-issue sets of plate became more common but remained extremely expensive items.

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Additionally, stainless steel hadn't been invented yet, and armor was ''really'' expensive, [[note]]The steel or carburized iron alone -- before considering the cost of craftsmanship -- was literally worth its weight in gold in the Middle Ages.[[/note]] so it had to be treated carefully even when not damaged in a given battle. As the European ironworking industry gradually expanded to meet the increased demands for iron-based armour and weaponry[[note]] Europe was ridiculously over-iron-ed by world standards even in the 18th century. They didn't even have 100 million people, but they had at least a million guns and 10,000 artillery pieces. This is because Europe had been at war with itself practically non-stop for the better part of a millennium, somehow without a single continent-spanning Empire coming into being as a result of it (as per the world norm)[[/note]] standard-issue sets of plate became more common but remained extremely relatively expensive items.
7th Feb '17 11:26:44 AM JPO398
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** Ganondorf is also guilty of this: in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', he wears the exact same armor even after the time skip (the only addition being a brand new cape). In ''Twilight Princess'', he wears a different set of armor...but he's apparently worn that for ''decades''.
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