'''Basic Trope''': Superfluous goggles.
* '''Straight''': A character has goggles that do nothing.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** A character has dozens of different goggles, none of which do anything.
** Or, the goggles do nothing. Not even the thing that they were designed to do.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob is a swimmer in Troperville High School's swim team. His goggles do something. Except he's often shown wearing them when not at the pool.
* '''Justified''':
** The item in question has an archaic use and is kept to identify members of the group that had use for the goggles.
** The character wears goggles purely as a fashion statement.
* '''Inverted''': GogglesDoSomethingUnusual.
* '''Subverted''': After being asked, the character reveals that their goggles do, in fact, have a use.
* '''Double Subverted''': That use is to ''look cool''.
* '''Parodied''': A character buys special goggles that are advertised to do absolutely nothing.
* '''Zig Zagged''': The character wears a pair of goggles on their head. Thy do nothing. However, one of their TooManyBelts contains [[UtilityBelt everything they could possibly need]]... including an oxyacetylene torch. When they use that, they're always careful to pull on their goggles to protect their eyes.
* '''Averted''':
** The character needs their goggles for protection in their line of work, and uses them frequently.
** The character doesn't wear goggles.
* '''Enforced''': The marketing department want the artists to maximize TheMerch potential. Alternatively, the artist can draw OnlySixFaces, and uses distinctive costuming to tell his characters apart.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Let me just get some goggles, despite the fact that we will not be encountering any situation where they would help."
* '''Invoked''': Like a stethoscope and white coat for a doctor, useless goggles give the impression of being CrazyPrepared and thus solid hero material.
* '''Exploited''': TheMole places a listening device on the goggles, knowing that Bob always wears them, but never uses them and thus won't spot the bug.
* '''Defied''': A character repeatedly finds [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer different uses for their seemingly superfluous goggles]].
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': "Why's Bob wearing goggles, he NEVER uses them!"
* '''Deconstructed''': A character wears superfluous instrumentation because they are, all in all, a follower and a poser, and it's all just another element of their character that is LostInImitation of heroes who actually had a use for these things.
* '''Reconstructed''': A character uses superfluous mundane goggles to disguise the fact that he has ones that really do have special powers.
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You know, if the GogglesDoNothing you might try PUTTING THEM ON for a change.
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