Scary Impractical Armor YKTTW Discussion
|Scary Impractical Armor|
Needs a Better Title, big time. Armor with loads of flashy things that look intimidating, but it often looks more useful than it actually is. It has loads of Spikes of Villainy, Shoulders of Doom, and often some skulls. Armor meant to be scary exists in Real Life, but this just overloads it, to the point where someone actually wearing this would be... overloaded. In short, this is almost always Impossibly Cool Clothes. Compare Bling of War, Impractically Fancy Outfit. Compare/Contrast Pimped-Out Dress.
- The picture is from Avatar: The Last Airbender. Aang tries some on, and soon falls over. The DVD Commentary has the guys saying it's a Take That to this kind of look.
- Sauron in the Lord of the Rings films, and some of the artwork for him.
- In fact, many Evil Overlords wear this (sure the list advises against this unless there is a good reason).