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14th May '17 3:28:09 PM nombretomado
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* The armor worn by Terran Marines in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' is likewise bulky, but does come with a helmet. Hilariously, the armor provides no in-game benefit as Marines have no armor value until you research upgrades. [[FridgeBrilliance However, the armor does give marines 55 health compared to the 10 health of an unarmored human.]]

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* The armor worn by Terran Marines in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' is likewise bulky, but does come with a helmet. Hilariously, the armor provides no in-game benefit as Marines have no armor value until you research upgrades. [[FridgeBrilliance However, the armor does give marines 55 health compared to the 10 health of an unarmored human.]]
20th Dec '16 7:17:13 PM 20thcenturyvole
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** Played straight with a couple of the alien races, though: Minbari of the warrior caste wear padded black armour, and high-ranking Narn are often seen wearing some kind of cuirass.
13th Dec '16 11:55:57 PM AgentTasmania
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** Even if the lighter materials aren't strong enough to withstand direct assault rifle fire, they can still be lifesavers against richochets, which have lost a lot of velocity but are still deadly.

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** Even if the lighter materials aren't strong enough to withstand direct assault rifle fire, they can still be lifesavers against richochets, richochets and longer-range shots, which have lost a lot chunk of velocity their energy. To say nothing of much weker but are still deadly.decidedly dangerous pistol-cartridge fire and shrapnel.
17th Oct '16 2:51:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* This trope already happened with UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. For the previous centuries armies had been using less and less Armor as gunpowder warfare made it hilariously obsolete, especially in line warfare of most European battles. After WW1 had devolved into trench warfare, the number of soldiers suffering from head wounds, especially from high explosive or shrapnel artillery rounds, increased dramatically. Light weight steel helmets were developed as a response and were quickly adopted by all combatants with the industrial capacity to manufacture them.

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* This trope already happened with UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. For the previous centuries armies had been using less and less Armor as gunpowder warfare made it hilariously obsolete, especially in line warfare of most European battles. After WW1 UsefulNotes/WW1 had devolved into trench warfare, the number of soldiers suffering from head wounds, especially from high explosive or shrapnel artillery rounds, increased dramatically. Light weight steel helmets were developed as a response and were quickly adopted by all combatants with the industrial capacity to manufacture them.
12th Aug '16 2:57:01 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The UNSC Marines and Army Troopers in the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' series tend to wear more plating than their modern counterparts, especially [[ItsRainingMen the ODSTs]]. But it is not powered like the Spartans' MJOLNIR armor. The trope has gotten more pronounced as the series progressed: in [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved the first game]] the crew was evacuating from the Fall of Reach, so many marines are wearing simple fatigues, and even the armored ones wear a relatively modest set of helmet, breastplate, and greaves. The armor set gets noticeably bulkier in ''{{VideoGame/Halo 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/HaloReach''.

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* The UNSC Marines and Army Troopers in the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' series tend to wear more plating than their modern counterparts, especially [[ItsRainingMen the ODSTs]]. But it is not powered like the Spartans' [[SuperSoldier Spartans]]' MJOLNIR armor. The trope has gotten more pronounced as the series progressed: in [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved the first game]] the crew was evacuating from the Fall of Reach, so many marines are wearing simple fatigues, and even the armored ones wear a relatively modest set of helmet, breastplate, and greaves. The armor set gets noticeably bulkier in ''{{VideoGame/Halo 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/HaloReach''.
12th Aug '16 2:54:24 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The UNSC Marines and Army Troopers in the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' series tend to wear more plating than their modern counterparts, especially [[ItsRainingMen the ODSTs]]. But it is not powered like the Spartans' MJOLNIR armor. The trope has gotten more pronounced as the series progressed: in the first game the crew was evacuating from the Fall of Reach, so many marines are wearing simple fatigues, and even the armored ones wear a relatively modest set of helmet, breastplate, and greaves. The armor set gets noticeably bulkier in ''{{VideoGame/Halo 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/HaloReach''.

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* The UNSC Marines and Army Troopers in the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' series tend to wear more plating than their modern counterparts, especially [[ItsRainingMen the ODSTs]]. But it is not powered like the Spartans' MJOLNIR armor. The trope has gotten more pronounced as the series progressed: in [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved the first game game]] the crew was evacuating from the Fall of Reach, so many marines are wearing simple fatigues, and even the armored ones wear a relatively modest set of helmet, breastplate, and greaves. The armor set gets noticeably bulkier in ''{{VideoGame/Halo 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/HaloReach''.''VideoGame/HaloReach''.
** Later media and background lore have indicated that non-augmented elite units are starting to be equipped with (relatively low-grade) PoweredArmor in the post-war era.
22nd Jul '16 9:57:28 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'': Regular police officers in Detroit and Hengsha walk the streets wearing riot vests and protective helmets and brandishing combat rifles. Detroit's SWAT also wear some bulky and intimidating heavy armor, and most [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Belltower]] operatives are at least equipped with a futuristic breastplate, if they aren't in full gear. It's justified with the Detroit police, since the first time you visit there was just after a large anti-aug demonstration ''and'' a hostage situation, and the second time a city-wide riot is under way, so the extra protection is warranted at the moment.

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* ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'': Regular police officers in Detroit and Hengsha walk the streets wearing riot vests and protective helmets and brandishing combat rifles. Detroit's SWAT also wear some bulky and bulky, intimidating heavy armor, armor with [[FacelessGoons face-concealing helmets]], and most [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Belltower]] operatives are wear combat armor that even slightly resembles medieval armor, with many at least equipped with a futuristic breastplate, if they aren't in full gear. breastplate at minimum. It's justified with the Detroit police, since the first time you visit there was is just after a large anti-aug demonstration ''and'' a hostage situation, semi-violent protest was shut down, and the second time a city-wide riot is under way, in the middle of a full scale riot, so the extra protection is warranted at the that moment.
28th Jun '16 9:41:36 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'': Regular police officers in Detroit and Hengsha walk the streets wearing riot vests and protective helmets and brandishing combat rifles. Detroit's SWAT also wear some bulky and intimidating heavy armor, and most [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Belltower]] operatives are at least equipped with a futuristic breastplate, if they aren't in full gear. It's justified with the Detroit police, since the first time you visit there was just after a large anti-aug demonstration ''and'' a hostage situation, and the second time a city-wide riot is under way, so the extra protection is warranted at the moment.
28th May '16 8:55:52 AM Saber15
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* Averted for the most part in ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech''. Infantry generally wears fatigues with flak jackets and (somewhat bulky) helmets. Space Marines wear {{Latex Space Suit}}s to give them added agility in zero-g operations. On the other hand, full suits of [[PoweredArmor BattleArmor]] are more commonly used in place of infantry [[LostTechnologyonce the technology is rediscovered]], because even the emplaced weaponry used by infantry can do little against [[HumongousMecha BattleMech]] or combat vehicle armor. Mech pilots operate almost naked as any kind of personal armor would only exacerbate the OverHeating problems they have to deal with.

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* Averted for the most part in ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech''. Infantry generally wears fatigues with flak jackets and (somewhat bulky) helmets. Space Marines wear {{Latex Space Suit}}s to give them added agility in zero-g operations. On the other hand, full suits of [[PoweredArmor BattleArmor]] are more commonly used in place of infantry [[LostTechnologyonce [[LostTechnology once the technology is rediscovered]], because even the emplaced weaponry used by infantry can do little against [[HumongousMecha BattleMech]] or combat vehicle armor. Mech pilots operate almost naked as any kind of personal armor would only exacerbate the OverHeating problems they have to deal with.
28th May '16 8:55:31 AM Saber15
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* Averted for the most part in ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech''. Infantry generally wears fatigues with flak jackets and (somewhat bulky) helmets. Space Marines wear {{Latex Space Suit}}s to give them added agility in zero-g operations. On the other hand, full suits of [[PoweredArmor BattleArmor]] are more commonly used in place of infantry, because even the emplaced weaponry used by infantry can do little against [[HumongousMecha BattleMech]] or combat vehicle armor. Mech pilots operate almost naked, any kind of personal armor would only exacerbate the heat problems they have to deal with.

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* Averted for the most part in ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech''. Infantry generally wears fatigues with flak jackets and (somewhat bulky) helmets. Space Marines wear {{Latex Space Suit}}s to give them added agility in zero-g operations. On the other hand, full suits of [[PoweredArmor BattleArmor]] are more commonly used in place of infantry, infantry [[LostTechnologyonce the technology is rediscovered]], because even the emplaced weaponry used by infantry can do little against [[HumongousMecha BattleMech]] or combat vehicle armor. Mech pilots operate almost naked, naked as any kind of personal armor would only exacerbate the heat OverHeating problems they have to deal with.
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