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26th Jun '17 1:46:13 AM ProfessorDetective
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* ''Comicbook/CaptainAmerica'' is sometimes depicted as wearing one post-2000, DependingOnTheArtist. It's usually shown carrying explosives, or other more specialised weapons for when Cap's shield isn't the best option.

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* ''Comicbook/CaptainAmerica'' is sometimes depicted as wearing one post-2000, DependingOnTheArtist. It's usually shown carrying explosives, or other more specialised specialized weapons for when Cap's shield isn't the best option.



** Later on, [=R2D2=] turns into a walking, mostly not talking, self aware utility belt.

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** Later on, [=R2D2=] turns into a walking, mostly not talking, self aware self-aware utility belt.



* The combat robot Johnny Five from ''Film/ShortCircuit'' has a waist-mounted rotating multitool containing, among other things, wire cutters, lockpick, and a soldering iron. In the second movie, he replaces his shoulder-mounted laser with a utility pack with a magnetic grappling hook, hang glider, camera, and metal cutter.
* Spoofed in ''Film/BattleBeyondTheStars'', where SpaceTrucker 'Cowboy' has a belt that dispenses a belt -- specifically Scotch, soda and ice.

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* The combat robot Johnny Five from ''Film/ShortCircuit'' has a waist-mounted rotating multitool containing, among other things, wire cutters, lockpick, and a soldering iron. In the second movie, he replaces his shoulder-mounted laser with a utility pack with a magnetic grappling hook, hang glider, hang-glider, camera, and metal cutter.
* Spoofed in ''Film/BattleBeyondTheStars'', where SpaceTrucker 'Cowboy' has a belt that dispenses a belt -- specifically Scotch, soda soda, and ice.



* Franchise/DocSavage has a utility vest. May be the TropeCodifier, if not the UrExample.

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* Franchise/DocSavage has a utility vest. May very well be the TropeCodifier, if not the UrExample.



* Heward's Handy Haversack, in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', would normally be just a BagOfHolding . However, whatever you want at the moment is exactly on top, and it consists of multiple pouches as well as the main bag. This means it tends to get used as a Utility belt instead of a looting sack, and pre-loaded with all those things that might be useful, but are just too bulky or heavy to carry around, such as an iron bar, portable ram, etc.

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* Heward's Handy Haversack, in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', would normally be just a BagOfHolding .BagOfHolding. However, whatever you want at the moment is exactly on top, and it consists of multiple pouches as well as the main bag. This means it tends to get used as a Utility belt instead of a looting sack, and pre-loaded with all those things that might be useful, but are just too bulky or heavy to carry around, such as an iron bar, portable ram, etc.



* Ayla/Phase of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse was the first character to buy one. The creator, "Mobius", had made a belt that had pockets that worked like [[BagOfHolding Bags Of Holding]]. Phase paid Mobius several times the asking price, pointed out how much the uber-UtilityBelt was really worth, and offered to help market the device for a small percentage of the huge amounts of profit he would be making for Mobius.

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* Ayla/Phase of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse was the first character to buy one. The creator, "Mobius", had made a belt that had pockets that worked like [[BagOfHolding Bags Of Holding]]. Phase paid Mobius several times the asking price, pointed out how much the uber-UtilityBelt was really worth, worth and offered to help market the device for a small percentage of the huge amounts of profit he would be making for Mobius.



* Mookie from ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'' wears a utility belt. He usually uses its rockets to fly, but it contains a variety of other gadgets (alhtough it doesn't always work as he wants to).

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* Mookie from ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'' wears a utility belt. He usually uses its rockets to fly, but it contains a variety of other gadgets (alhtough (although it doesn't always work as he wants to).



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "The Homer They Fall", Bart obtains a "Tactical Pants Retaining System" which contains a compass, matches, whistle, saw, panic button, squirrel snare, radon/lie detector, sphygmomanometer and cute turn signals. To Bart's detriment the "Panic" button only consists of a recording which simply repeats the word help and shoots off a rocket with "Call Police".
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeamUmizoomi'' Geo has a shape belt that only carries [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin you know what]], but with his powers he can still make whatever a utility belt carries with the shapes he has.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "The Homer They Fall", Bart obtains a "Tactical Pants Retaining System" which contains a compass, matches, whistle, saw, panic button, squirrel snare, radon/lie detector, sphygmomanometer and cute turn signals. To Bart's detriment detriment, the "Panic" button only consists of a recording which simply repeats the word help and shoots off a rocket with "Call Police".
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeamUmizoomi'' Geo has a shape belt that only carries [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin you know what]], but with his powers powers, he can still make whatever a utility belt carries with the shapes he has.



* Somewhat disappearing due to the integration of multiple devices into cell phones, but geeks of yore used to carry a wide variety of electronics and tools on their belts, and in geek parlance they were often referred to as "Bat-Belts."

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* Somewhat disappearing due to the integration of multiple devices into cell phones, but geeks of yore used to carry a wide variety of electronics and tools on their belts, and in geek parlance parlance, they were often referred to as "Bat-Belts."
26th Jun '17 1:44:42 AM ProfessorDetective
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* Stephanie Brown tried to bring a bit of realism to the utility belt when she assumed the ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} identity in [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}} her series]]. She wore the traditional waist-belt, but also wore numerous ''other'' belts to give her enough pockets and pouches to actually ''carry'' all this equipment. She [[HyperspaceArsenal skirted the edges a bit]], like all the Bats, but never outright broke the well-established real world physics of pockets.
** And that mysterious utility belt that she wore on her thigh since her debut? [[spoiler: It was empty. She wore it because she liked the way it made her look.]]

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* ** Stephanie Brown tried to bring a bit of realism to the utility belt when she assumed the ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} identity in [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}} her series]]. She wore the traditional waist-belt, but also wore numerous ''other'' belts to give her enough pockets and pouches to actually ''carry'' all this equipment. She [[HyperspaceArsenal skirted the edges a bit]], like all the Bats, but never outright broke the well-established real world physics of pockets.
** *** And that mysterious utility belt that she wore on her thigh since her debut? [[spoiler: It was empty. She wore it because she liked the way it made her look.]]
10th Jun '17 1:16:46 PM nombretomado
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* Ayla/Phase of the WhateleyUniverse was the first character to buy one. The creator, "Mobius", had made a belt that had pockets that worked like [[BagOfHolding Bags Of Holding]]. Phase paid Mobius several times the asking price, pointed out how much the uber-UtilityBelt was really worth, and offered to help market the device for a small percentage of the huge amounts of profit he would be making for Mobius.

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* Ayla/Phase of the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse was the first character to buy one. The creator, "Mobius", had made a belt that had pockets that worked like [[BagOfHolding Bags Of Holding]]. Phase paid Mobius several times the asking price, pointed out how much the uber-UtilityBelt was really worth, and offered to help market the device for a small percentage of the huge amounts of profit he would be making for Mobius.
1st Jun '17 12:45:49 PM darkemyst
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** Tim Drake used compressed canisters in his first [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Robin]] costume and on bandoliers as Comicbook/RedRobin to streamline the look.
10th May '17 9:46:48 PM MagnusForce
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* Mookie from ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'' wears a utility belt. He usually uses its rockets to fly, but it contains a variety of other gadgets (alhtough it doesn't always work as he wants to).
15th Mar '17 10:01:42 AM PrimeEvil
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* [[BadassTrenchcoat Trenchcoats]] were originally developed with this principle in mind. The deep pockets allowed soldiers to carry extra ammo and maps and other objects, and the detachable belt allowed them to strap grenades and things to it.

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* [[BadassTrenchcoat [[BadassLongcoat Trenchcoats]] were originally developed with this principle in mind. The deep pockets allowed soldiers to carry extra ammo and maps and other objects, and the detachable belt allowed them to strap grenades and things to it.
15th Mar '17 9:59:20 AM PrimeEvil
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* Whenever there's a Batman film or animated series, you can be sure that there will be a utility belt to go along with it. Ideal began the trend with the first such belt (now a major collector's item), and companies such as Toy Biz and Mattel have continued the tradition.
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* [[BadassTrenchcoat Trenchcoats]] were originally developed with this principle in mind. The deep pockets allowed soldiers to carry extra ammo and maps and other objects, and the detachable belt allowed them to strap grenades and things to it.
8th Dec '16 1:39:27 PM Jacob175
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** In one [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] comic book story ("The Joker's Utility Belt!", featured in ''Batman'' #73), TheJoker devised [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HGHxpUhDKRs/SY2lDyeT5lI/AAAAAAAACSQ/U15pB-zy2CM/s400/jokers+utility+belt.jpg his own utility belt to counter Batman's]]. It failed when Batman (stripped of his own utility belt) swiped items from the Joker's belt to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard use against him]].

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** In one [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] comic book story ("The Joker's Utility Belt!", featured in ''Batman'' #73), TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker devised [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_HGHxpUhDKRs/SY2lDyeT5lI/AAAAAAAACSQ/U15pB-zy2CM/s400/jokers+utility+belt.jpg his own utility belt to counter Batman's]]. It failed when Batman (stripped of his own utility belt) swiped items from the Joker's belt to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard use against him]].



* {{Spider-Man}} wears a utility belt to hold extra web cartridges, spider-tracers, his camera, and his "Spider-signal" flashlight buckle. He wears it under his shirt but since it leaves only a small bulge, and he is usually moving around so much, most people don't even realize he has one. Ben Reilly wears his on the outside with his ComicBook/ScarletSpider costume.

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* {{Spider-Man}} ComicBook/SpiderMan wears a utility belt to hold extra web cartridges, spider-tracers, his camera, and his "Spider-signal" flashlight buckle. He wears it under his shirt but since it leaves only a small bulge, and he is usually moving around so much, most people don't even realize he has one. Ben Reilly wears his on the outside with his ComicBook/ScarletSpider costume.






* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "The Homer They Fall", Bart obtains a "Tactical Pants Retaining System" which contains compass, matches, whistle, saw, panic button, squirrel snare, radon/lie detector, sphygmomanometer and cute turn signals. To Bart's detriment the "Panic" button only consists of a recording which simply repeats the word help and shoots off a rocket with "Call Police".

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "The Homer They Fall", Bart obtains a "Tactical Pants Retaining System" which contains a compass, matches, whistle, saw, panic button, squirrel snare, radon/lie detector, sphygmomanometer and cute turn signals. To Bart's detriment the "Panic" button only consists of a recording which simply repeats the word help and shoots off a rocket with "Call Police".
18th Nov '16 1:09:35 PM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': One of your party members, the PhantomThief Morgana, has a leather belt with two large pouches on the hips that he uses to store various thievery tools, like smoke bombs and lockpicks.
15th Sep '16 4:07:53 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"What else have you got in there? Chocolate rations? Boy Scout knife? Army-issue contraceptives?"''
-->-- '''Silk Spectre II''' to '''Nite Owl''', ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''
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