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In fiction, armor is often presented as a piece of everyday attire to be worn wherever you go, like a sweater. [=RPG=]s are notoriously bad about this, with characters wearing the same armour for weeks. Often characters even sleep in full battle gear.

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In fiction, armor is often presented as a piece of everyday attire to be worn wherever you go, like a sweater. [=RPG=]s are notoriously bad about this, with characters wearing the same armour armor for weeks. Often characters even sleep in full battle gear.



Additionally, stainless steel hadn't been invented yet, and armor was ''really'' expensive, 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 relatively expensive items.

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Additionally, stainless steel hadn't been invented yet, and armor was ''really'' expensive, 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 armor 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 relatively expensive items.



** Inuyasha wears a special kimono, the Robe of the Fire Rat, that doubles as full body armour. On the rare occasion he removes any of it, it's only the top outer layer and only when his human companions need protection from things {{youkai}} and [[HalfHumanHybrid half-youkai]] can resist. Otherwise, he sleeps in it and on one occasion was seen scrubbing himself in a pool of water... while still wearing it.
** Sesshoumaru never removes his armour. On one occasion he's badly injured, his armour is smashed and he's forced lie in one spot for a day or two; he still doesn't remove the armour. The only time he doesn't have armor is when he assumes his true form as a giant dog demon. This is more or less shape-shifting and his clothes disappear and reappear when he changes back and forth from human to dog.
** Kouga has never been seen without his armour.

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** Inuyasha wears a special kimono, the Robe of the Fire Rat, that doubles as full body armour.armor. On the rare occasion he removes any of it, it's only the top outer layer and only when his human companions need protection from things {{youkai}} and [[HalfHumanHybrid half-youkai]] can resist. Otherwise, he sleeps in it and on one occasion was seen scrubbing himself in a pool of water... while still wearing it.
** Sesshoumaru never removes his armour. armor. On one occasion he's badly injured, his armour armor is smashed and he's forced lie in one spot for a day or two; he still doesn't remove the armour.armor. The only time he doesn't have armor is when he assumes his true form as a giant dog demon. This is more or less shape-shifting and his clothes disappear and reappear when he changes back and forth from human to dog.
** Kouga has never been seen without his armour.armor.



* In ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie'', Eucliwood always wears her armour, as it's necessary for her to [[PowerLimiter limit her power]].

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* In ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie'', Eucliwood always wears her armour, armor, as it's necessary for her to [[PowerLimiter limit her power]].



* In ''Manga/DragonBall'' both Saiyan (except for Goku) and members of Frieza's army (that for a long time included also the Saiyan) are rarely seen without armour, even when they've become so strong that [[ArmorIsUseless it could as well be paper]]. Shown most clearly by Vegeta, who actually needs a reason ''not to'' (when he's in a healing tank he has to be naked, he didn't have any armor available when Frieza and King Cold came to Earth, and was forbidden by the rules of the Tenkaichi).
** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' we get to see a Saiyan from another universe, who doesn't wear the standard armour of Frieza's army. Instead he wears a different pattern of armour, that Vegeta quickly identifies as Saiyan traditional armour before they joined Frieza's organization.

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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'' both Saiyan (except for Goku) and members of Frieza's army (that for a long time included also the Saiyan) are rarely seen without armour, armor, even when they've become so strong that [[ArmorIsUseless it could as well be paper]]. Shown most clearly by Vegeta, who actually needs a reason ''not to'' (when he's in a healing tank he has to be naked, he didn't have any armor available when Frieza and King Cold came to Earth, and was forbidden by the rules of the Tenkaichi).
** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' we get to see a Saiyan from another universe, who doesn't wear the standard armour armor of Frieza's army. Instead he wears a different pattern of armour, armor, that Vegeta quickly identifies as Saiyan traditional armour armor before they joined Frieza's organization.



* Urthblood, the titular character of ''Fanfic/TheUrthbloodSaga'', is never seen without the blood-red armour that's his namesake. It is described as only encasing his upper body, so it's not quite as uncomfortable as it might have been otherwise, but it still can't be very pleasant. He does not sleep in it however because, apparently, he [[TheSleepless never sleeps.]]

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* Urthblood, the titular character of ''Fanfic/TheUrthbloodSaga'', is never seen without the blood-red armour armor that's his namesake. It is described as only encasing his upper body, so it's not quite as uncomfortable as it might have been otherwise, but it still can't be very pleasant. He does not sleep in it however because, apparently, he [[TheSleepless never sleeps.]]



* Averted in ''FanFic/ADragonInShiningArmour''. The Royal Knights only wear their armour when they're on duty, sparring, or out on a mission. Otherwise, they wear more casual clothes.

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* Averted in ''FanFic/ADragonInShiningArmour''. The Royal Knights only wear their armour armor when they're on duty, sparring, or out on a mission. Otherwise, they wear more casual clothes.



* The dwarfs of the Literature/{{Discworld}} wear armour of variously improbable sorts--including iron ''boots'' in some cases--for purely cultural reasons, the wearing of excessive armament among the young being referred to as 'clang'; i.e. unusually literal BlingOfWar.

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* The dwarfs of the Literature/{{Discworld}} wear armour armor of variously improbable sorts--including iron ''boots'' in some cases--for purely cultural reasons, the wearing of excessive armament among the young being referred to as 'clang'; i.e. unusually literal BlingOfWar.



* ''[[Literature/{{Emberverse}} Dies the Fire]]'' by Creator/SMStirling frequently mentions how hot and uncomfortable -- as well as how necessary -- armour is in a world where technology has suddenly been reduced to the level of the Middle Ages.

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* ''[[Literature/{{Emberverse}} Dies the Fire]]'' by Creator/SMStirling frequently mentions how hot and uncomfortable -- as well as how necessary -- armour armor is in a world where technology has suddenly been reduced to the level of the Middle Ages.



** 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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** 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 armor 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!



* In a ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode, Weyoun finds Damar in bed wearing his uniform, including the boots and armoured chestplate![[note]]The meta-reason for this was probably that making someone up as a Cardassian is expensive and time-consuming enough when it's just the face and neck.[[/note]] To make things sillier, Weyoun sneeringly examines what appears to be an article of flimsy, revealing clothing... implying that Damar has possibly engaged in some sort of sex acts with someone the night before, while presumably still fully dressed and in armour. Although that wouldn't be entirely out of character for Damar.

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* In a ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode, Weyoun finds Damar in bed wearing his uniform, including the boots and armoured armored chestplate![[note]]The meta-reason for this was probably that making someone up as a Cardassian is expensive and time-consuming enough when it's just the face and neck.[[/note]] To make things sillier, Weyoun sneeringly examines what appears to be an article of flimsy, revealing clothing... implying that Damar has possibly engaged in some sort of sex acts with someone the night before, while presumably still fully dressed and in armour.armor. Although that wouldn't be entirely out of character for Damar.



** SpaceMarine offers complete recycle facilities not unlike Fremen stillsuits. Flavor text and other media confirm that Space Marines do indeed take their armour off when not fighting people. Their everyday attire depends on what the culture of their chapter is - the Salamanders, who hail from the blisteringly hot world of Nocturne go everywhere in loincloths, the monastic Dark Angels wear robes, the AncientGrome-esque Ultramarines wear tunics etc.
** Like with everything, Chaos takes this trope to the utter screaming extreme, with numerous individuals wearing the same armour for thousands of years.

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** SpaceMarine offers complete recycle facilities not unlike Fremen stillsuits. Flavor text and other media confirm that Space Marines do indeed take their armour armor off when not fighting people. Their everyday attire depends on what the culture of their chapter is - the Salamanders, who hail from the blisteringly hot world of Nocturne go everywhere in loincloths, the monastic Dark Angels wear robes, the AncientGrome-esque Ultramarines wear tunics etc.
** Like with everything, Chaos takes this trope to the utter screaming extreme, with numerous individuals wearing the same armour armor for thousands of years.



*** In the case of the ones dedicated to Khorne, their armour has actually become part of their body and can't be removed, ever. They somehow eat their recycled waste forever.

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*** In the case of the ones dedicated to Khorne, their armour armor has actually become part of their body and can't be removed, ever. They somehow eat their recycled waste forever.



** The Imperial Guard is confusing. While many troops appear to be wearing armour along with a uniform, the 'flak armour' ''can'' be the uniform. While there may be harder and extra sections for them to wear, it's possible a uniformed Imperial Guardsmen is an armoured one. [[ArmorIsUseless On the other hand, it's kinda useless against many small-arms, let alone heavy weapons]]. The universe never really states if flak armour can be comfortable enough to wear all the time; but carapace armour, which is much more likely at stopping small-arms, is said to be heavy, cumbersome and uncomfortable, as Literature/CiaphasCain[[note]] [[FakeUltimateHero HERO OF THE IMPERIUM]] [[/note]] says above.

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** The Imperial Guard is confusing. While many troops appear to be wearing armour armor along with a uniform, the 'flak armour' armor' ''can'' be the uniform. While there may be harder and extra sections for them to wear, it's possible a uniformed Imperial Guardsmen is an armoured armored one. [[ArmorIsUseless On the other hand, it's kinda useless against many small-arms, let alone heavy weapons]]. The universe never really states if flak armour armor can be comfortable enough to wear all the time; but carapace armour, armor, which is much more likely at stopping small-arms, is said to be heavy, cumbersome and uncomfortable, as Literature/CiaphasCain[[note]] [[FakeUltimateHero HERO OF THE IMPERIUM]] [[/note]] says above.



** 3[[superscript:rd]] edition discourages the trope by fatiguing characters who sleep in medium or heavy armor. Players being players, this led instead to [=PCs=] wearing ''light'' armour as pyjamas, buying enchanted or {{mithr|il}}al armour that doesn't cause fatigue, or investing in feats or magic that negate the penalty.
** Referenced in a ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' article by Robin D. Laws about the difference between a dungeon crawl and a swashbuckling adventure, which opens with a humorous exaggeration of the average dungeon delver's attitude to armour: "So what if, in return for that additional protection, they had to give up bathing?"

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** 3[[superscript:rd]] edition discourages the trope by fatiguing characters who sleep in medium or heavy armor. Players being players, this led instead to [=PCs=] wearing ''light'' armour armor as pyjamas, pajamas, buying enchanted or {{mithr|il}}al armour armor that doesn't cause fatigue, or investing in feats or magic that negate the penalty.
** Referenced in a ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' article by Robin D. Laws about the difference between a dungeon crawl and a swashbuckling adventure, which opens with a humorous exaggeration of the average dungeon delver's attitude to armour: armor: "So what if, in return for that additional protection, they had to give up bathing?"



* Many games in the ''Franchise/ShiningSeries'' have a main character in full body Armour, once the characters get promoted the armour just gets bulkier.
** In the ''VideoGame/ShiningForce'' games you see all your men relaxing in the HQ, they are of course in full armour even then they should be safe.
** ''VideoGame/ShiningForceIII'' opens during peace talks but everybody is in full armour, possibly to present a show of force. Later they show characters sleeping in bed in full armour.
** Initially averted in ''VideoGame/ShiningWisdom'' where Mars [[GoodMorningCrono awakes up and starts the game]] wearing an old-fashioned nightgown; but then played straight almost immediately afterwards as you have to sleep to begin a night-shift, which of course you do in full armour.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games typically have knights walk around in full suits of armour, even in conversations outside of battle.

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* Many games in the ''Franchise/ShiningSeries'' have a main character in full body Armour, armor, once the characters get promoted the armour armor just gets bulkier.
** In the ''VideoGame/ShiningForce'' games you see all your men relaxing in the HQ, they are of course in full armour armor even then they should be safe.
** ''VideoGame/ShiningForceIII'' opens during peace talks but everybody is in full armour, armor, possibly to present a show of force. Later they show characters sleeping in bed in full armour.armor.
** Initially averted in ''VideoGame/ShiningWisdom'' where Mars [[GoodMorningCrono awakes up and starts the game]] wearing an old-fashioned nightgown; but then played straight almost immediately afterwards as you have to sleep to begin a night-shift, which of course you do in full armour.
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games typically have knights walk around in full suits of armour, armor, even in conversations outside of battle.



** 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 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]].

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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 armor 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 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]].



** Of course, this doesn't apply to the roleplaying crowd on ''[=WoW=]''. They blow hard-earned gold on random pieces of low-level cloth armour (which goes for quite a lot on the AH due to appropriate appearance) just to avert this trope.

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** Of course, this doesn't apply to the roleplaying crowd on ''[=WoW=]''. They blow hard-earned gold on random pieces of low-level cloth armour armor (which goes for quite a lot on the AH due to appropriate appearance) just to avert this trope.



* Excessively averted in ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3''. Not only do characters take off their armour to sleep, most of them sleep in their underwear. Which does ''[[VaporWear not]]'' include a bra for Lise or [[MsFanservice Angela]]. If using an emulator, you can even turn off the right sprite layer to see how they sleep (you [[FetishFuel pervert.]])

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* Excessively averted in ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3''. Not only do characters take off their armour armor to sleep, most of them sleep in their underwear. Which does ''[[VaporWear not]]'' include a bra for Lise or [[MsFanservice Angela]]. If using an emulator, you can even turn off the right sprite layer to see how they sleep (you [[FetishFuel pervert.]])



** Contrast with Beatrix, his fellow military officer and rival, who wears no armour whatsoever.

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** Contrast with Beatrix, his fellow military officer and rival, who wears no armour armor whatsoever.



** And Shepard sees fit to wear their armour and weapons to formal situations, like for being appointed to the position of Spectre. Some people try to justify this with the claim that full combat armour is the unofficial Spectre equivalent to dress uniform. It kinda makes sense, as Spectres are all about being badass, so being seen wearing armor all the time, making them look [[CrazyPrepared always prepared]] would probably only enforce that. The books seem to confirm this. Saren is always seen in his armor no matter what, however a krogan battle master doesn't wear any armor when meeting with his employer.

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** And Shepard sees fit to wear their armour armor and weapons to formal situations, like for being appointed to the position of Spectre. Some people try to justify this with the claim that full combat armour armor is the unofficial Spectre equivalent to dress uniform. It kinda makes sense, as Spectres are all about being badass, so being seen wearing armor all the time, making them look [[CrazyPrepared always prepared]] would probably only enforce that. The books seem to confirm this. Saren is always seen in his armor no matter what, however a krogan battle master doesn't wear any armor when meeting with his employer.



** It gets worse in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''. Some armours come with the extra special function of completely non-removable helmets. This does not, however, prohibit Shepard from drinking or embracing former loved ones ''right through their helmet''. ''3'' has the same issue in some cases, such as giving a romanced Jack a ShutUpKiss at the end of the Grissom Academy level, but at least you can switch your helmet from "Default" to "Off In Conversations", which prevents that problem at the expense of a bit of immersion-straining.

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** It gets worse in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''. Some armours armors come with the extra special function of completely non-removable helmets. This does not, however, prohibit Shepard from drinking or embracing former loved ones ''right through their helmet''. ''3'' has the same issue in some cases, such as giving a romanced Jack a ShutUpKiss at the end of the Grissom Academy level, but at least you can switch your helmet from "Default" to "Off In Conversations", which prevents that problem at the expense of a bit of immersion-straining.



* ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}''. The armour never comes off, except when it's time to get jiggy wit' it. Oh ''yeah''. Even then it's only ''implied''. You never actually ''see'' the Overlord without armor.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}''. The armour armor never comes off, except when it's time to get jiggy wit' it. Oh ''yeah''. Even then it's only ''implied''. You never actually ''see'' the Overlord without armor.



** The New Reno hookers will mock you no matter what you're wearing. Its just that armour gets the more amusing jabs.

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** The New Reno hookers will mock you no matter what you're wearing. Its just that armour armor gets the more amusing jabs.



* Man-Bot from ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'' wears his PowerArmour constantly. Considering he starts exploding due to Energy X PowerIncontinence if he takes it off, he probably considers the constant discomfort worth it.
* Partially averted in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress''. Your militia take a small morale penalty if made to wear their armour when not on duty, but there are no other ill-effects apart from them moving more slowly.
* Played straight in most iterations of ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'': saving the game involves sleeping in a bed, which means the player-character flops into bed in whatever they happen to be wearing at the time, which may include heavy armour with a full-face helmet. (Weapons, however, disappear into hammerspace, because it's pretty painful to fall on your sword even when it's sheathed.)
** Downplayed in ''Monster Hunter Portable 3rd'': taking a bath, which grants a temporary stat boost, causes the player-character to automatically doff their armour in favour of a ModestyTowel. They still sleep in full armour, though. ''Generations'', which sees the return of Yukumo Village, allows the player to take off their waist and foot armor to enjoy a footbath.

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* Man-Bot from ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'' wears his PowerArmour PowerArmor constantly. Considering he starts exploding due to Energy X PowerIncontinence if he takes it off, he probably considers the constant discomfort worth it.
* Partially averted in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress''. Your militia take a small morale penalty if made to wear their armour armor when not on duty, but there are no other ill-effects apart from them moving more slowly.
* Played straight in most iterations of ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'': saving the game involves sleeping in a bed, which means the player-character flops into bed in whatever they happen to be wearing at the time, which may include heavy armour armor with a full-face helmet. (Weapons, however, disappear into hammerspace, because it's pretty painful to fall on your sword even when it's sheathed.)
** Downplayed in ''Monster Hunter Portable 3rd'': taking a bath, which grants a temporary stat boost, causes the player-character to automatically doff their armour armor in favour of a ModestyTowel. They still sleep in full armour, armor, though. ''Generations'', which sees the return of Yukumo Village, allows the player to take off their waist and foot armor to enjoy a footbath.



* So long as the player doesn't actively take their armour off, this is played straight in ''VideoGame/DarkSouls''. This is justified, however, because one of the perks (one of the few) of being undead seems to be never needing to sleep or have food/drink. And besides that, in the world of Dark Souls, [[NintendoHard wearing your armor all the time is probably a good move...]].

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* So long as the player doesn't actively take their armour armor off, this is played straight in ''VideoGame/DarkSouls''. This is justified, however, because one of the perks (one of the few) of being undead seems to be never needing to sleep or have food/drink. And besides that, in the world of Dark Souls, [[NintendoHard wearing your armor all the time is probably a good move...]].



* ''VideoGame/AnarchyOnline'' before system to change your appearance to one set and having stats from other set and equipping single piece or set of armour could take days/weeks/months of effort no sensible player would remove any of it. And in lore there are rings which can't be even removed without destroying them.

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* ''VideoGame/AnarchyOnline'' before system to change your appearance to one set and having stats from other set and equipping single piece or set of armour armor could take days/weeks/months of effort no sensible player would remove any of it. And in lore there are rings which can't be even removed without destroying them.



* In ''Videogame/PlanetExplorers'', players can wear armour permanently, even while sleeping out in the cold on a hard wooden bed, and seem to suffer no ill effects whatsoever.

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* In ''Videogame/PlanetExplorers'', players can wear armour armor permanently, even while sleeping out in the cold on a hard wooden bed, and seem to suffer no ill effects whatsoever.



* With the setting being based on ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', this is only to be expected of the cast of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', the characters who routinely wear light-to-no armour (Hayley, Elan, Vaarsuvius) are often shown in different outfits. Roy and Durkon, in particular, are almost always wearing their armour except for a few special occasions. Even in the desert. Or on board ship, although having prepared [[WalkOnWater water walk]] helps with that one...
* [[ImplacableMan Kore]] from Webcomic/{{Goblins}} is always seen in gadget-enhanced heavy armour that only exposes one eye and his beard. [[spoiler:When Forgath knocks off the helmet, he sees that those are the only parts of Kore's head not overtaken by a [[HumanoidAbomination smoking, amorphous mass of captive souls]].]]

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* With the setting being based on ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', this is only to be expected of the cast of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', the characters who routinely wear light-to-no armour armor (Hayley, Elan, Vaarsuvius) are often shown in different outfits. Roy and Durkon, in particular, are almost always wearing their armour armor except for a few special occasions. Even in the desert. Or on board ship, although having prepared [[WalkOnWater water walk]] helps with that one...
* [[ImplacableMan Kore]] from Webcomic/{{Goblins}} is always seen in gadget-enhanced heavy armour armor that only exposes one eye and his beard. [[spoiler:When Forgath knocks off the helmet, he sees that those are the only parts of Kore's head not overtaken by a [[HumanoidAbomination smoking, amorphous mass of captive souls]].]]



* Both played straight and averted at various points in ''Webcomic/TheSenkari'', in which for most of the time the characters wear normal street clothes, only opting for armour when they know they'll need it in advance. However during the Flashback Freija seems never to take her armour off.

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* Both played straight and averted at various points in ''Webcomic/TheSenkari'', in which for most of the time the characters wear normal street clothes, only opting for armour armor when they know they'll need it in advance. However during the Flashback Freija seems never to take her armour armor off.



* In ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'', Joanna (Agent Dark) wears an armoured SpyCatsuit at all times except when missions call for some sort of disguise. (And even then, she sometimes [[MuggedForDisguise steals someone else's uniform]] and wears it ''over'' her armour.)

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* In ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'', Joanna (Agent Dark) wears an armoured armored SpyCatsuit at all times except when missions call for some sort of disguise. (And even then, she sometimes [[MuggedForDisguise steals someone else's uniform]] and wears it ''over'' her armour.armor.)



** Squires and knights-in-training may sometimes be tasked with wearing the full plate armour for days, mostly to get them used to the weight, the heat and make them more adept at moving in them.
* European brigandines were an armoured jacket that was specifically made as concealed armour, to be worn about town. They consist of a layer of small steel plates riveted to leather and sandwiched between cloth. They were tailored to fit, and were laced across the chest so the weight was taken as tension rather than weight on the shoulders. Versions with thin plates and faced in velvet or other fashionable cloth .

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** Squires and knights-in-training may sometimes be tasked with wearing the full plate armour armor for days, mostly to get them used to the weight, the heat and make them more adept at moving in them.
* European brigandines were an armoured armored jacket that was specifically made as concealed armour, armor, to be worn about town. They consist of a layer of small steel plates riveted to leather and sandwiched between cloth. They were tailored to fit, and were laced across the chest so the weight was taken as tension rather than weight on the shoulders. Versions with thin plates and faced in velvet or other fashionable cloth .



* Many Live Action Roleplayers who have already got their u "settled" properly are loath to take it off again if they can avoid it. At some of the bigger, regular festival LARP events this can result in the surreal experience of seeing a gang of heavily armoured men nipping into the local supermarket to stock up on beer and doughnuts, [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight while the locals don't]] [[WeirdnessCensor so much as bat an eyelid]].

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* Many Live Action Roleplayers who have already got their u "settled" properly are loath to take it off again if they can avoid it. At some of the bigger, regular festival LARP events this can result in the surreal experience of seeing a gang of heavily armoured armored men nipping into the local supermarket to stock up on beer and doughnuts, [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight while the locals don't]] [[WeirdnessCensor so much as bat an eyelid]].
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* Averted in ''FanFic/ADragonInShiningArmour''. The Royal Knights only wear their armour when they're on duty, sparring, or out on a mission. Otherwise, they wear more casual clothes.
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* Barik of ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', in his case because it's an amlgamaton of steel stuck to him by the Edict of Storms [[ClingyCostume that he can't take off]]. And combined with an aversion of NobodyPoops; despite his best efforts to keep his armor clean, it smells ''foul''.

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* Barik of ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', in his case because it's an amlgamaton of steel stuck to him by the Edict of Storms [[ClingyCostume that he can't take off]]. And combined with an aversion of NobodyPoops; despite his best efforts to keep his armor clean, it smells ''foul''. The ''Bastard's Wound'' expansion reveals why he cannot remove the armor. [[spoiler:Graven Ashe's Aegis, which heals the wounds of the Disfavored, considers Barik's armor to be ''part of his body'' due to the Edict of Storms' magic interfering with the Aegis. Any attempt to remove or destroy the armor is "healed" by the Aegis. Removing the Aegis is the only way to free Barik.]]
7th Sep '17 4:40:36 PM SantosLHalper
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** SpaceMarine offers complete recycle facilities not unlike Fremen stillsuits. Flavor text and other media confirm that Space Marines do indeed take their armour off when not fighting people. Their everyday attire depends on what the culture of their chapter is - the Salamanders [[HoYay go everywhere in loincloths]], the Dark Angels wear robes, the Ultramarines wear tunics etc.

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** SpaceMarine offers complete recycle facilities not unlike Fremen stillsuits. Flavor text and other media confirm that Space Marines do indeed take their armour off when not fighting people. Their everyday attire depends on what the culture of their chapter is - the Salamanders [[HoYay Salamanders, who hail from the blisteringly hot world of Nocturne go everywhere in loincloths]], loincloths, the monastic Dark Angels wear robes, the AncientGrome-esque Ultramarines wear tunics etc.
21st Aug '17 8:39:22 PM PaulA
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* Justified in ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms One Good Knight]]'' by 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.

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* Justified in ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms One Good Knight]]'' ''Literature/OneGoodKnight'' by 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.
7th Aug '17 7:49:42 PM Abodos
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' one can clearly see Link has chainmail under his tunic, and presumably a doublet under that or it'll be mighty uncomfortable.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' one can clearly see Link has chainmail under his tunic, and presumably a doublet under that or it'll be mighty uncomfortable.


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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', while Link can change in and out of armor and other, more comfortable sets of clothes at any point, there's nothing stopping him from wearing heavy armor at all times and even when sleeping in a bed.
4th Aug '17 9:01:08 AM BeerBaron
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall'', Ebonarm, the [[WarGod god of war]] worshiped in the Iliac Bay region, is "never seen" without his suit of [[BlackKnight dark ebony armor]]. He also has an ebony sword [[BladeBelowTheShoulder permanently fused to his right arm]].

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall'', Daggerfall]]'', Ebonarm, the [[WarGod god of war]] worshiped in the Iliac Bay region, is "never seen" without his suit of [[BlackKnight dark ebony armor]]. He also has an ebony sword [[BladeBelowTheShoulder permanently fused to his right arm]].
4th Aug '17 9:00:45 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', depending on which game you play, may or may not adhere to this trope. ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' had static NPC's who played this trope straight. ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s NPC's have more elaborate schedules and averted the trope by removing their armor and switching to more comfortable clothes when going to sleep, but you'll still come across the odd NPC (usually a generic bandit or some such) sleeping in their armour. The player character is able to play this trope straight depending on if the player himself wants to.
** There's also an amusing armor-related story among the many, many in-game books readable detailing a master of heavy armor called "Hallgerd's Tale". [[note]]Also a particularly epic case of RightThroughHisPants.[[/note]]

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', depending on which game ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** You can choose to play it straight as the PlayerCharacter throughout the series. There is nothing preventing
you play, may or may not adhere to this trope. from wearing armor at all times.
** In terms of [=NPCs=], it is played with by different games within the series.
''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' had has static NPC's who played play this trope straight. ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s NPC's have more elaborate schedules and averted usually avert the trope by removing their armor and switching to more comfortable clothes when going to sleep, but you'll still come across the odd NPC (usually a generic bandit or some such) sleeping in their armour. The player character is able to play this trope straight depending on if armor.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall'', Ebonarm,
the player himself wants to.
[[WarGod god of war]] worshiped in the Iliac Bay region, is "never seen" without his suit of [[BlackKnight dark ebony armor]]. He also has an ebony sword [[BladeBelowTheShoulder permanently fused to his right arm]].
** There's also an amusing armor-related story among the many, many in-game books readable detailing a master of heavy armor called "Hallgerd's Tale". [[note]]Also Also a particularly epic case of RightThroughHisPants.[[/note]]
18th Jul '17 12:16:40 AM Sammettik
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* Lenny, one of the [[CreepyChild Delightful Children From Down The Lane]] in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' takes his helmet off a grand total of twice in the entire series. The second time, rather than putting it back one, a new one ''forms around his face from his braces and behind his head'', which might avert this trope since that helmet [[FridgeHorror might actually be a part of his body.]]

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* Lenny, one of the [[CreepyChild Delightful Children From Down The Lane]] in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' takes his helmet off a grand total of twice in the entire series. The second time, rather than putting it back one, on, a new one ''forms around his face from his braces and behind his head'', which might avert this trope since that helmet [[FridgeHorror might actually be a part of his body.]]
18th Jul '17 12:13:10 AM Sammettik
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', anybody? Depending on the class, a character can be wearing the most outrageously huge armor you've ever seen, but still be able to disco your face off. When was the last time you took off your ShouldersOfDoom except to change into a stronger set?

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', anybody? Depending on the class, a character in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' can be wearing the most outrageously huge armor you've ever seen, but still be able to disco your face off. When was the last time you took off your ShouldersOfDoom except to change into a stronger set?



* It's possibly apocryphal in-universe, but in KnightsOfTheOldRepublic 2, Mandalore supposedly '''never''' takes his full body armor off. It's for a good reason - he doesn't want anyone discovering he's [[spoiler: Revan's old buddy Canderous]].

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* It's possibly apocryphal in-universe, but in KnightsOfTheOldRepublic 2, ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic 2'', Mandalore supposedly '''never''' takes his full body armor off. It's for a good reason - he doesn't want anyone discovering he's [[spoiler: Revan's old buddy Canderous]].
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