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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''.
29th Jan '17 6:40:27 PM NoxSky12599
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** In ''Literature/DeathStar'', it's mentioned that one of the first things TIE pilots learn to do when on-call is to sleep in full battle gear (except the helmet) to save time if the scramble alarm is sounded. However, their gear isn't so much armor as life-support and protection against vacuum, since unlike X-wings, TIE-fighters don't have onboard life-support systems.
19th Jan '17 8:10:48 AM valozzy
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' Cecil goes to sleep wearing his armor in an early cutscene. This became even more annoying upon seeing it in the new DS version, where the cutscene was in fully rendered 3D. There are two reasons he has to wear it: One, he feels as though he must, because he wants to atone and we only get to see his face after he does so and two, it's implied it's actually strapped to his ''skin''.

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' Cecil goes to sleep wearing his armor in an early cutscene. This became even more annoying upon seeing it in the new DS version, where the cutscene was in fully rendered 3D. There are two reasons he has to wear it: One, he feels as though he must, because he wants to atone and we only get to see his face after he does so and two, it's implied it's actually strapped to his ''skin''.
7th Jan '17 6:16:53 PM nombretomado
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-->'''[[BareNakedLadies Captain Flowers]]''': And now to go to sleep standing up in my armor. As is my custom.

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-->'''[[BareNakedLadies -->'''[[Music/BarenakedLadies Captain Flowers]]''': And now to go to sleep standing up in my armor. As is my custom.
29th Dec '16 2:56:15 AM Medinoc
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/ShadowTacticsBladesOfTheShogun'': Mugen is out of his samurai armor when discussing plans at the safehouse.
24th Dec '16 1:36:11 AM TheBigBopper
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It may be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in the case of magical armor; the enchantments may be for more than increasing defenses. Another common justification is that it's a ClingyCostume, or the wearer is a DarkLordOnLifeSupport and for whatever reason they literally ''can't'' take it off.
Often seen in the case of PoweredArmor -- which may be justified since the PoweredArmor might be designed to be comfortable for longer periods of wearing,[[note]]with climate control, power assist, and sanitary waste removal[[/note]] especially if its wearer is a ManInTheMachine. Often a symptom of LimitedWardrobe. The 24-Hour Armor combined with the RuleOfFunny may result in BoogieKnights. Compare with the ErmineCapeEffect.

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It may be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in the case of magical armor; the enchantments may be for more than increasing defenses. Another common justification is that it's a ClingyCostume, or the wearer is a DarkLordOnLifeSupport and for whatever reason they literally ''can't'' take it off.
off. Yet another is the wearer being someone whose enemies can attack at any time or place without warning, making them too scared remove their armor for any length of time lest they be caught unprepared. Often seen in the case of PoweredArmor -- which may be justified since the PoweredArmor might be designed to be comfortable for longer periods of wearing,[[note]]with climate control, power assist, and sanitary waste removal[[/note]] especially if its wearer is a ManInTheMachine. Often a symptom of LimitedWardrobe. The 24-Hour Armor combined with the RuleOfFunny may result in BoogieKnights. Compare with the ErmineCapeEffect.
ErmineCapeEffect.
20th Dec '16 1:01:54 AM Mhazard
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It may be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in the case of magical armor; the enchantments may be for more than increasing defenses. Another common justification is that it's a ClingyCostume, and for whatever reason they literally ''can't'' take it off.

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It may be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in the case of magical armor; the enchantments may be for more than increasing defenses. Another common justification is that it's a ClingyCostume, or the wearer is a DarkLordOnLifeSupport and for whatever reason they literally ''can't'' take it off.



** Darth Vader, whose armor holds all his life support systems, and if removed outside of a special chamber he will die rather quickly.

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** Darth Vader, whose armor [[DarkLordOnLifeSupport holds all his life support systems, systems]], and if removed outside of a special chamber he will die rather quickly.
8th Dec '16 2:02:44 AM Randallw201238
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', Hank Venture once found a [[PoweredArmor Strenght Suit]] and wore it for weeks afterwards without getting it off. The other characters started to mention his stench, and when the suit was stolen from him, it was shown that his limbs had severely atrophied.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', Hank Venture once found a [[PoweredArmor Strenght Strength Suit]] and wore it for weeks afterwards without getting it off. The other characters started to mention his stench, and when the suit was stolen from him, it was shown that his limbs had severely atrophied.
2nd Dec '16 5:01:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' most of the residents of Berk besides Hiccup have armor or at least [[HornyVikings horned helmets]] as part of their LimitedWardrobe.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' most of the residents of Berk besides Hiccup have armor or at least [[HornyVikings horned helmets]] as part of their LimitedWardrobe.
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