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Face-Design Shield
My shield says "Nyahhh!" to you, sir!

Shields can have some amazing and intricate designs on them. In particular, those resembling faces. Probably for intimidation.

No, this isn't about masks. Compare with Rage Helm.


Examples

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    Gamebooks 
  • In the Lone Wolf books, this is a common feature of the illustrations by Gary Chalk. The Magnamund Companion has some notable examples too.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Power Rangers
    • The occasional Megazord uses a component mecha's head as a shield, including the Mastodon in season 1 of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and Elephant in Power Rangers Wild Force. The Thundersaurus Megazord in Power Rangers Dino Thunder could use its Triceratops head as a shield, but rarely did so.
    • Also in Dino Thunder, the Blue and Triassic Rangers' personal weapons are shields shaped like ceratopsian heads (Triceratops for Blue, Styracosaurus for Triassic).

    Myths & Religion 

    Tabletop Games 
  • Dungeons & Dragons
    • In the first edition Monster Manual, an illustration for the kobold has a fighter with a giant ant's head on his shield.
    • Third edition has a Lion's Head Shield.
  • Warhammer
    • Some of the dwarven lord units feature dwarven heads carved into their shields.
    • Several of the shields for Chaos Knights and Chaos Warriors also feature daemonic faces. Valkia the Bloody has a shield with an actual daemon's head bound to it.

    Video Games 

    Web Original 
  • The logo of the Knights of Good on The Guild has a shield with a smiley emoticon.

    Western Animation 
  • The paladin from the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon series had a pegasus on it.
  • Monkian from ThunderCats has a shield with a face that shoots cannonballs.


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