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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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16th Dec '15 4:10:50 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' is an aversion of this trope, as the Combine soldiers are equipped with kevlar-like soft armor that resembles modern riot gear, in contrast to the standard Sci-Fi plate armor with ShouldersOfDoom that most FPS soldier enemies tend to wear. Played straight, however, with Gordon Freeman's iconic [[PoweredArmor HEV Suit]] (which appears to incorporate [[RockBeatsLaser maille]] into its construction, interestingly enough). The HEV suit, however, was clearly designed lab equipment for survival in hazardous environments or when handling dangerous materials (the name stands for '''H'''azardous '''E'''n'''v'''ironment suit) rather than a piece of military equipment; while the Powered Combat Vest Adrian Shephard wore in ''Opposing Force'' provided a similar level of protection, it was much closer to realistic modern-day combat gear.

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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' is an aversion of this trope, as the Combine soldiers are equipped with kevlar-like soft armor that resembles modern riot gear, in contrast to the standard Sci-Fi plate armor with ShouldersOfDoom that most FPS soldier enemies tend to wear. Played straight, however, with Gordon Freeman's iconic [[PoweredArmor HEV Suit]] (which appears to incorporate [[RockBeatsLaser maille]] into its construction, interestingly enough). The HEV suit, however, was clearly designed lab equipment designed for survival in hazardous environments or when handling dangerous materials (the name stands for '''H'''azardous '''E'''n'''v'''ironment suit) rather than a piece of military equipment; while the Powered Combat Vest Adrian Shephard wore in ''Opposing Force'' provided a similar level of protection, it was much closer to realistic modern-day combat gear.
16th Dec '15 4:10:05 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' is an aversion of this trope, as the Combine soldiers are equipped with kevlar-like soft armor that resembles modern riot gear, in contrast to the standard Sci-Fi plate armor with ShouldersOfDoom that most FPS soldier enemies tend to wear. Played straight, however, with Gordon Freeman's iconic [[PoweredArmor HEV Suit]] (which appears to incorporate [[RockBeatsLaser maille]] into its construction, interestingly enough).

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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' is an aversion of this trope, as the Combine soldiers are equipped with kevlar-like soft armor that resembles modern riot gear, in contrast to the standard Sci-Fi plate armor with ShouldersOfDoom that most FPS soldier enemies tend to wear. Played straight, however, with Gordon Freeman's iconic [[PoweredArmor HEV Suit]] (which appears to incorporate [[RockBeatsLaser maille]] into its construction, interestingly enough). The HEV suit, however, was clearly designed lab equipment for survival in hazardous environments or when handling dangerous materials (the name stands for '''H'''azardous '''E'''n'''v'''ironment suit) rather than a piece of military equipment; while the Powered Combat Vest Adrian Shephard wore in ''Opposing Force'' provided a similar level of protection, it was much closer to realistic modern-day combat gear.
4th Nov '15 2:35:49 AM thatmadork
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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]].
13th Sep '15 2:18:47 PM eroock
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