%%Any entry must also tell us in some way that the character is an action hero. Any that don't are to be commented out as zero context examples (since the hat alone is NOT enough for this trope).

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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 fedora is also one of the most common hats used in a CoatHatMask outfit.

A SubTrope of NiceHat.

A SisterTrope to AdventurerOutfit, ScarfOfAsskicking.
!!Action Heroes Wearing This Hat

[[AC: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.
%%* In {{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 ''Manga/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.

[[AC: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.
%%* The Sandman, the original GasMaskLongcoat hero, and founding member of JusticeSocietyOfAmerica. later adopted by his former KidSidekick Sandy the Golden Boy, [[SidekickGraduationsStick when he became Sand]].

* IndianaJones wears this hat in all his films when he fights cultists, Nazis, and communists in his AdventureArchaeologist escapades. ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' even begins with how he got his hat, and it was also at the end of a wild adventure.
%%* Fred C Dobbs in ''Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre''
%%* David Jones in ''Film/{{China}}''
%%* Harry Steele (Charlton Heston) in ''Film/SecretOfTheIncas''.

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

* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Fourth Doctor would often wear a fedora. He wasn't particularly aggressive in terms of combat, but could fight evil in many ways.
* In ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'', the titular character wears one as part of his CoatHatMask as he fought crime.
%%* Cain, the eponymous ''Series/TinMan'', wears one
* Wannabe HardboiledDetective Shotaro Hidari, [[FusionDance half]] of ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'', wears fedoras. He inherited them from his mentor, actual HardboiledDetective Sokichi Narumi aka Kamen Rider Skull, and ''he'' was so badass he wore a white fedora ''even as Skull''.
%%* Raymond "Red" Reddington in ''Series/TheBlacklist''.

* 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 is one of the brawlers from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}} 2'', one of Jubei's alternate costumes is an anachronistic gangster outfit with fedora and shades as he cuts up demons as usual. 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 as he explores dangerous caverns and ruins. He has to hold it on while falling or riding some fast vehicles.
* Baek Doo San is one of the brawlers 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.
%%* ''VideoGame/HotTinRoofTheCatThatWoreAFedora'': Overlapping with NiceHat and HatOfAuthority, hats are a big deal, since only detectives from the Depot can wear fedoras. Franky is the first cat to join the Depot, thus making her ''The Cat That Wore A Fedora''. Franky's fans even wear cardboard fedoras.

* ''Webcomic/PlushAndBlood'': Fox ([=AKA=] the Devil's Right Hand) can be seen wearing one during one of his early fights [[http://www.plushandblood.com/Comic.php?strip_id=20 here]]. (Just read the first two dozen or so pages for more asskicking) By the end of the "Unstuffed" arc, it has clearly [[http://www.plushandblood.com/Comic.php?strip_id=397 seen better days]].

* 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.

* Chip of ''WesternAnimation/ChipAndDaleRescueRangers'', wears one with a bomber jacket, as he and his friends go off to thwart evil.
%%* 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.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', the egotistical eponymous superhero wears one with a particularly wide brim as part of his costume.