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[[caption-width-right:350:I love the power glove. It's so bad.]]

Gloves that enables the wearer to do cool stuff. It may be used as PhlebotinumHandlingEquipment.

See also PowerFist (basically the weaponized brother), TrickedOutShoes (the shoe counterpart), ElectricJoybuzzer, ArmCannon, and RingOfPower. OperaGloves are for elegance instead of cool abilities but on a character who is SilkHidingSteel they could be both. See also MagicalAccessory for other pieces of cool stuff enabling jewelry and trinkets.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* Roy Mustang from ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'' has gloves that allow him to [[PlayingWithFire create large amounts of fire]] by [[FingerSnapLighter snapping his fingers]].
** To elaborate - his glove has an [[HermeticMagic alchemical circle]] inscribed on the back of the hand, allowing him to transmute the air around his target into flammable gases, and is covered in a special substance, which allows him to make sparks (and ignite aforementioned gases into a fireball).[[WeaksauceWeakness They're also utterly (yet entirely understandably) useless if they're wet.]]
** Most of the other State Alchemists also wear gloves/gauntlets with their specialty Alchemy circle inscribed. Alex Louis Armstrong would be another notable example, with his dual purpose, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cestus cestus]]-esque gauntlets. Just as good for punching as using alchemy!
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Rukia's skull symboled glove that lets her separate Ichigo's soul from his body to fights Hollows (he later gets a license, letting him do it himself) and the Quincy Sanrei Glove which makes using their abilities ''harder'' but is good for training (especially [[SuperMode if they take it off]] [[DePower but only for a while, then it's very bad]]).
* Blarouse from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' has a launching glove for her Boomerang Ball.
* Subaru's Swordbreaker, a sleek glove introduced in ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Magical Record Lyrical Nanoha Force]]'' that serves as a defensive complement to her PowerFist. Its main purpose is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, as she showed during her melee with Veyron [[BarehandedBladeBlock when she caught his Divider with her glove]] and [[WreckedWeapon proceeded to crush it]].
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'': Celty gives Shizuo special gloves that protect him from sharp blades.
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[[folder:ComicBooks]]
* Goldenglove I and II from ''ComicBook/AstroCity'', with gloves taken from a UFO crash.
* Emerald Gauntlet from ''Comicbook/{{PS 238}}''. His gloves (and those of his father) act like {{Green Lantern Ring}}s. Another student, Angie, has her "Power Glove", which contains all kinds of tools an 11-year-old GadgeteerGenius finds useful, like various screwdrivers, a dremel...and a squirt gun.
* Usually overshadowed by his utility belt, but Franchise/{{Batman}} has more than a couple spare tools in his gloves. Played straight with {{Nightwing}}, who carries all his gear in pouch rings on his gloves and boots in lieu of the belt.
* The Love Glove, a member of the second Brotherhood Of Dada in ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'' has the ability to use several magical gloves from the psychadelic Glove Tree, such as the Love Glove, the Shove Glove and the Tech Glove.
* In the ''{{Elseworlds}}'' comic ''JLA TheNail'', the Joker gets handed a pair of high-tech gloves with functions like energy blasts and telekinesis, which he uses to kill Robin and Batgirl [[NightmareFuel while forcing Batman to watch]]. After his death, Batman and Catwoman (having taken up the identity of Batwoman) each wield one of the gloves during the final battle.
* {{Azrael}} wore a pair of golden gauntlets that contained a number of weapons. These later became part of ComicBook/{{Manhunter}}'s arsenal.
* In ''Comicbook/AmericanFlagg'', Mandy makes Raul a pair of cybernetic gloves. Their only real feature is opposable thumbs, but when you're a housecat, that's enough.
* TheInfinityGauntlet lets you warp reality. Can't get much more tricked out than that.
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[[folder:{{Film}}]]
* Possibly one of the most famous and meme-spawning examples: ''Film/TheWizard''. "I love the power glove. It's so bad."
* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' features a gun-glove--a glove that fires when you punch someone. TruthInTelevision [[http://www.nww2m.com/2011/09/weird-weapon-with-a-hollywood-connection/ by the way]].
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[[folder:{{Literature}}]]
* Creator/RogerZelazny seems to like this trope: Agni in ''Literature/LordOfLight'' has a glove that allows him to use the Fire Wand without burning his hand off, and Set in ''Literature/CreaturesOfLightAndDarkness'' has a glove that, once worn, expands to cover the entire body in an armored mesh.
* In ''[[Literature/{{Xanth}} Centaur Aisle]]'', Smash Ogre gets a pair of metal gauntlets that drastically improves his namesake ability. They're not magical, but their solid construction allows him to apply more force. It's a ''very'' good thing he's a good guy.
* Warden Carlos Ramirez of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' wears a gauntlet covered in Aztec or possibly Olmec pictograms. He uses it as a focus for a shield spell, like Harry's bracelet.
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[[folder:LiveActionTV]]
* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'''s Resurrection Gauntlet, a glove that brings people back to life, ''usually'' for a minute or two.
* In ''Series/StargateSG1'' the "[[http://www.stargate-sg1-solutions.com/wiki/Ribbon_Device Goa'uld ribbon device]]".
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[[folder:MusicVideos]]
* Yet another Power Glove appearance: in the music video for "Na Na Na" by Music/MyChemicalRomance, the Killjoys wield Power Gloves and laser blasters.
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[[folder:OralTradition]]
* Thor's iron gloves from NorseMythology, needed to handle [[DropTheHammer Mjolnir]].
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[[folder:{{Pinball}}]]
* ''Pinball/JohnnyMnemonic'' has a magnetic glove that captures balls in order to place them on the Matrix for an award.
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[[folder:ProfessionalWrestling]]
* There is/was the "Coal Miner's Glove" Gimmick Match, where said glove was on a pole (or hidden in one of several boxes). If you got the glove you could put it on and hit your opponent with it. Presumably that's better than just hitting them with your fist.
** Even a "normal" glove allows you to punch harder by reducing the damage to the skin on your knuckles, and thus the pain.
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[[folder:TabletopRPG]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has had many magical gauntlets and gloves over the years with a variety of powers.
** As well as a few spells -- Gauntlet ('[[DeflectorShields wall of force]]'-like impenetrable glove), Khidell's Glamour Glove (protection vs. contact poisons and magic).
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[[folder:VideoGames]]
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' had the Power Glove, enabling you to lift white rocks, and the Titan's Mitt, enabling you to lift black rocks. Both are required to access certain areas.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' had the Silver Gauntlets, allowing you to lift rocks and move large blocks; and the Golden Gauntlets, allowing you to lift and throw aside huge rock pillars.
** ''VideoGame/{{The Legend Of Zelda Links Awakening}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{The Legend Of Zelda Oracle|Games}} of Ages'' had the Power Glove, an upgrade to the Power Bracelet allowing big blue statues to be lifted.
** ''VideoGame/{{The Legend Of Zelda Oracle|Games}} of Ages'' had the Magnetic Glove, which allowed you to repel or attract either yourself or an object towards or away from you.
** ''Oracle of Seasons'' and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords'' had the Magnetic Gloves, allowing you to attract or repel magnetized objects.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'' had the Mole Mitts, allowing you to dig rapidly through earth.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' had Digging Mitts and Mogma Mitts used for digging.
** ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' had the Handy Glove, allowing you to break blocks with your sword.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock 2}}'': the Hack Tool does ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, in addition to deploying sentries.
* Precis from ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'' has one attached to her backpack.
** Pickpocketing gloves.
* The Time Manipulation Device in ''{{Singularity}}''.
* In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'', Ratchet gets several gloves that dispense different projectiles, from bombs to mines to automated turrets.
* The Wraithguard gauntlet from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' lets you handle [[ArtifactOfDoom Kagrenac's tools]].
* ''{{Runescape}}'' has several kinds of special gloves like basic ice gloves needed to pick up some of the hot items.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has a few of these:
** The Heavy's [[FunWithAcronyms Gloves of Running Urgently]] increases movement speed.
** The [[FunWithAcronyms Killing Gloves of Boxing]] grant the Heavy critical hits for a short time if he scores a kill with them.
** The Heavy seems to be a collector of TrickedOutGloves. It helps that he's the bruiser of [=TF2=]. In addition to the aforementioned KGB and GRU, our Russian heavyweight has [[RuleOfCool gloves that make people explode]], [[BearsAreBadNews gloves made from bear paws]], oversized metal gauntlets that protect him from bullets and pointy brass knuckles that turn him into a LightningBruiser.
** There are also cosmetic items which qualify, such as the Quadwrangler, which supposedly "siphons blood from your heart, where it is not needed, to your shooting arm, where it is!"
* The Oni Gauntlet from ''{{Onimusha}}'' series, most notably ''1'' and ''3''. It allows you to absorb souls.
* The Gauntlets of the Necromancer in ''VideoGame/{{Heretic}}'' blast constant green rays of harmful magic at the user's will. When enhanced by the [[AmplifierArtifact Tome of Power]], the rays become red, reach farther and [[LifeDrain transfer the target's life force to the wearer]].
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''VanVonHunter'': Van's sidekick obtains a pair of "Gloves of Lifting", which allows her to lift almost any load. She doesn't get any other physical capabilities you would find related to such strength (she can't punch, throw, push or crush with super-strength), just lifting. Although lifting things and then dropping them on opponents is an option.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' revolves around the search for the Gauntlet of Malachite, which is supposed to have magical powers, although WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic just wants to sell it. [[spoiler: However the glove itself is meaningless, the important thing is the gem on it, which allows one to use magic without [[CastFromHitPoints penalty]]. In fact when they actually find it the gem has been moved... onto a [[Film/TheWizard Power Glove]]. Complete with ShoutOut.]]
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[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'': The SWAT Kats' Glove-o-Tricks
* ''WesternAnimation/InvasionAmerica'' had the Exotar, which gave the hero [[MindOverMatter telekinetic powers]].
* On one ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' short, MickeyMouse gets his trademark WhiteGloves mixed up with a magician's, which enables him to do magic tricks.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', Shego's energy blast powers were originally [[WordOfGod said]] to be generated by her gloves. This was later retconned into her having genuine superpowers, along with the rest of her family.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' revolved around a villain trying to obtain the Reality Gauntlet, a homage to the Infinity Gauntlet mentioned above.
* A recurring villain of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', Mozenrath, is practically built on this trope--all his magical powers come from a life-draining gauntlet.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* The Power Glove. Its a cool looking glove that has motion sensors in the fist itself! [[AwesomeButImpractical Sadly, its motion sensors hardly work, making it basically useless]]. It at least has a controller at the top.
** The Playstation and the Nintendo 64 also had a glove controller that was simply called "The Glove". It worked better than its predecessor but never had the power of memes to be able to surface from obscurity.
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