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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.
27th May '16 5:09:58 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Film/TheFifthElement'': The cops wear so much armor that they look like mobile metal bon-bons with the word "Police" stenciled on them. Ditto for the Mondoshawan, assuming the mechanical-looking structures that covered them actually were armor, and not just environmental suits or their actual bodies.

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* ''Film/TheFifthElement'': The cops wear so much armor that they look like mobile metal bon-bons with the word "Police" stenciled on them. Ditto for the Mondoshawan, assuming the mechanical-looking structures that covered them actually were armor, and not just environmental suits or their actual bodies. Unfortunately, [[ArmorIsUseless armor seems to do little to actually stop bullets]].
8th Apr '16 9:19:31 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Tau Fire Warriors wear armour made from a nano-crystalline compound called Fio'tak. It's very nearly as tough as Imperial ceramite, but it's ''much'' lighter. Fire Warrior armour distinctly has an enlarged shoulder pad on the wearer's firing side, maximizing their protection but minimizing weight, much like RealLife medieval archers or Japanese [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashigaru Ashigaru]].

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** *** Specifically, Tau Fire Warriors wear armour made from a nano-crystalline compound called Fio'tak. It's very nearly as tough as Imperial ceramite, ceramite (the same material used to make Space Marine PowerArmor), but it's ''much'' lighter. Fire Warrior armour distinctly has an enlarged shoulder pad on the wearer's firing side, maximizing their protection but minimizing weight, much like RealLife medieval archers or Japanese [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashigaru Ashigaru]].
7th Mar '16 9:48:18 AM Theriocephalus
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*** The Deathcorps of Krieg also makes it a point to not wear any more armour than some shoulder pads and a not unintentionally german looking helmet. And they are Shock Troopers. In all fairness, their coats are heavy duty chemical suits, they wear a gasmask all the time and drink water filled with super-steroids, so who needs armour.

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*** The Deathcorps Death Korps of Krieg also makes make it a point to not wear any more armour than some shoulder pads and a not unintentionally german looking German-looking helmet. And they are Shock Troopers.shock troops. In all fairness, their coats are heavy duty chemical suits, they wear a gasmask all the time and drink water filled with super-steroids, so who needs armour.
7th Mar '16 9:44:57 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' - The infamous stormtroopers and their predecessors the clone troopers, which may well have been the TropeCodifier, if not Maker. Also the Mandalorians (i.e. Boba and Jango Fett).
** Stormtrooper armor blocks radiation, chemical and biological weapons, stun bolts, and most (non-energy) melee attacks, as well as providing general life support and environmental protection. [[ArmorIsUseless Too bad (for the stormtroopers) that the rebels just use simple blasters.]] But, [[AllThereInTheManual other sources]] say that while it might be penetrated by a direct blaster bolt, it would at least significantly reduce damage from the absorbed bolt, [[FanWank so the]] [[ShortRangeLongRangeWeapon constantly close-ranges of combat]] [[FanWank in the movies is why the armour seems useless]].

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' - ''Franchise/StarWars'': The infamous stormtroopers and their predecessors the clone troopers, which may well have been the TropeCodifier, {{Trope Codifier}}s, if not Maker.[[TropeMaker Makers]]. Also the Mandalorians (i.e. Boba and Jango Fett).
** Stormtrooper armor blocks radiation, chemical and biological weapons, stun bolts, vacuum exposure, and most (non-energy) melee attacks, as well as providing general life support and environmental protection. [[ArmorIsUseless Too bad (for the stormtroopers) that the rebels just use simple blasters.]] But, That said, [[AllThereInTheManual other sources]] say that while it might be penetrated by a direct blaster bolt, it would at least significantly reduce damage from the absorbed bolt, [[FanWank so the]] [[ShortRangeLongRangeWeapon constantly close-ranges of combat]] [[FanWank in the movies is why the armour seems useless]].



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