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[[caption-width-right:220:If adventure has a hat, it must be Franchise/IndianaJones's.]]

->"For the heroes, even the fedora, jacket, and khakis were common attire".
-->-- Creator/JamesRolfe in the intro to [[http://cinemassacre.com/2009/07/06/top-ten-dumbest-indiana-jones-moments/ the top 10 dumbest Indiana Jones moments]]

For some {{Action Hero}}es, a fedora is just the kind of hat to wear while in a FightScene, ChaseScene, or just doing anything {{Badass}}.

In some of the adventure {{Film Serial}}s, the fedora would be worn by the hero, usually as a means of hiding his face when played by a StuntDouble. When Indiana Jones came along, it solidified the hat as a sign of the adventurer (at least to modern audiences). It can also become an IconicItem. Another function the fedora serves is that it gives the hero a distinctive silhouette.

Just be careful not to confuse a trilby (a hat with a similar arc, but a short, curled brim around the perimeter and made from sewn fabric rather than shaped felt) for a fedora.

A SubTrope of NiceHat.

A SisterTrope to AdventurerOutfit, ScarfOfAsskicking. Often combined with a [[CoatHatMask Coat and a Mask]].
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!!Action Heroes Wearing This Hat

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[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]

* [[BadassInANiceSuit Solf Kimblee]] from ''[[Manga/FullMetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' wears a fedora as part of his outfit.
* Firo of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''. One of his most well-known scenes is where he singlehandedly [[CurbStompBattle beats up a group of thugs]] without dropping the hat even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUPpcIOAC0Y once.]]
* Reborn from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' also wears a fedora, which he pulls off spectacularly.
* Koon Agero Agnis from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' after the time skip.
* [[{{Hellsing}} Alucard]] wears a nice-looking fedora. [[spoiler: He got it from Abraham Van Helsing.]]
* Daisuke Jigen of Characters/LupinIII wears a dark fedora, with the brim usually pulled down, covering the top half of his face. Combined with his slouch, it looks like he's always taking a nap.
* Sera of DetectiveConan has one, although she only wears it in her first few appearances. She's definitely badass...one of the reasons is that she beat Ran at her own game (asskicking) with Jeet Kune Do.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ComicBook/TheSpirit, as part of his CoatHatMask.
* TheQuestion, as part of his CoatHatMask
* Rorschach in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', who is an {{Expy}} of TheQuestion.
* ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger, although he doesn't really get into traditional fights.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* Fred C Dobbs in ''Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre''
* David Jones in ''Film/{{China}}''
* IndianaJones in all his films. ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' even begins with how he got it.
* Harry Steele (Charlton Heston) in ''Film/SecretOfTheIncas''.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Firo from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' wears a classy green fedora, and is an expert in unarmed combat and knife fighting.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Fourth Doctor would often wear a fedora.
* Franchise/TheGreenHornet wears one as part of his CoatHatMask.
* Cain, the eponymous ''Series/TinMan'', wears one
* Wannabe hardboiled detective Shotaro Hidari, [[FusionDance half]] of Series/KamenRiderDouble wears fedoras. He inherited them from his mentor, actual hardboiled detective Sokichi Narumi aka Kamen Rider Skull, and ''he'' was so badass he wore a white fedora ''even as Skull''.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Gennojo Hyuga from the ''[[VideoGame/ShikigamiNoShiro Castle of Shikigami]]'' BulletHell series of games is an investigator who flies around firing arcing fireballs and transforming into a werewolf when enraged, due to having the blood of an ancient wolfgod in his veins. He wears a black suit and fedora-style hat.
* Sundown Kid from ''VideoGame/LiveALive'', seeing that his scenario is based on Wild West, comes with one.
* Hazama/Terumi Yuuki from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' is a villainous example. His fedora is noteworthy, and he's a Class S {{Troll}}.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}} 2'', one of Jubei's alternate costumes is an anachronistic gangster outfit with fedora and shades. Sadly, this outfit only appears in a brief minigame, ''The Man in Black.''
* Phantom R in ''VideoGame/RhythmThiefAndTheEmperorsTreasure'' wears one as part of a [[BadassInANiceSuit nice suit]].
* ''VideoGame/LaMulana'''s Lemeza Kosugi rocks a green fedora. He has to hold it on while falling or riding some fast vehicles.
* Baek Doo San from the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series. Although his default costume is a Taekwondo uniform, he has an alternate costume which features him in a suit complete with a fedora.

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Although Linkara of ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'' didn't start out as an action hero, the plotlines eventually made him one.
* Eskay and Umbra of ''Roleplay/WeAreAllPokemonTrainers'' both wear black fedoras. The former's fedora has [[HatDamage a slit in the side]] of ambiguous origin.
* Inverted with WebVideo/DemoReel's Donnie [=DuPre=]. When he's with the fedora, the only thing he seems to know how to do well is flirt to get what he wants. When he loses it, he becomes a DamselOutOfDistress and gives the family holding him hostage a blistering TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
* Averted in the GagDub ''Commando Cody and the Hatless Planet''. Cody battles evil aliens who seek to steal their fedoras.
-->"This is a hatless planet. There is nothing more sad than a race of beings who must take off their pants for the national anthem."

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Chip of ''ChipAndDaleRescueRangers'', whose wardrobe was based on Indiana Jones.
* Manitoba Smith from WesternAnimation/TotalDrama, in direct homage to Indie up there.
* Perry the Platypus in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is a member of a secret agency where all field agents are {{action pet}}s who wear fedoras.

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