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7th Apr '18 8:33:48 AM kikiandlala
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* ''Literature/{{Armor}}'' says it all. With humans fighting an alien race that has claws and superhuman strength, as well as heat rays and powerful missiles, wearing plasteel PoweredArmor is mandatory. And the humans are still losing...
26th Mar '18 9:36:01 AM FGHIK
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In many science-fiction works most if not all soldiers and or police (especially {{Space Marine}}s) wear roughly as much plating as a medieval knight, though often PoweredArmor or made of composite materials. Oftentimes this armor is portrayed as being completely [[ArmorIsUseless useless]], though sometimes it's [[AllThereInTheManual stated]], if [[InformedAttribute not demonstrated, that the armor is completely bulletproof, it's just that they're using [[FrickinLaserBeams lasers]] - or [[RockBeatsLaser the other way around]] if KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter.

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In many science-fiction works most if not all soldiers and or police (especially {{Space Marine}}s) wear roughly as much plating as a medieval knight, though often PoweredArmor or made of composite materials. Oftentimes this armor is portrayed as being completely [[ArmorIsUseless useless]], though sometimes it's [[AllThereInTheManual stated]], if [[InformedAttribute not demonstrated, demonstrated]], that the armor is completely bulletproof, it's just that they're using [[FrickinLaserBeams lasers]] - or [[RockBeatsLaser the other way around]] if KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter.
26th Mar '18 9:35:38 AM FGHIK
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In many science-fiction works most if not all soldiers and or police (especially {{Space Marine}}s) wear roughly as much plating as a medieval knight, though often PoweredArmor or made of composite materials. Oftentimes this armor is portrayed as being completely [[ArmorIsUseless useless]], though sometimes it's [[AllThereInTheManual stated]] that the armor is completely bulletproof, it's just that they're using [[FrickinLaserBeams lasers]] - or [[RockBeatsLaser the other way around]].

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In many science-fiction works most if not all soldiers and or police (especially {{Space Marine}}s) wear roughly as much plating as a medieval knight, though often PoweredArmor or made of composite materials. Oftentimes this armor is portrayed as being completely [[ArmorIsUseless useless]], though sometimes it's [[AllThereInTheManual stated]] stated]], if [[InformedAttribute not demonstrated, that the armor is completely bulletproof, it's just that they're using [[FrickinLaserBeams lasers]] - or [[RockBeatsLaser the other way around]].
around]] if KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter.
27th Feb '18 6:46:13 AM Khazzadumm
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** Additionally, should the powered exoskeleton tech prove effective and cost friendly enough, it is not unimaginable that someone will attempt to graft armor onto it - power armored modern "knights" anyone?
6th Feb '18 4:09:04 AM cg12345
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** Occasionally in the TMP era there would be a background RedShirt or two wearing an armoured chest plate and a [[WTHCostumingDepartment goofy]] [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/images/9/92/Perez.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090531062301&path-prefix=en helmet]]. ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' features [[https://scifanatic-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/dscuni-vests-640x591.jpg flak jackets]] for dangerous away missions ass a matter of course.
23rd Jul '17 3:49:52 PM nombretomado
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* The trope was also largely subverted in WW2 with the exception of specialized Soviet urban warfare units that were equipped with "light" steel cuirasses designed to protect against lower power pistol rounds and grenade fragments.

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* The trope was also largely subverted in WW2 [=WW2=] with the exception of specialized Soviet urban warfare units that were equipped with "light" steel cuirasses designed to protect against lower power pistol rounds and grenade fragments.
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.
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