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[[caption-width-right:240:''The'' last word in [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes haute couture]].]]

A subtrope of CoatHatMask.

Basically any character that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin wears a gas mask and, well, a longcoat]]. Occasionally, there will be a good reason for this, like the character deals with cold weather and/or toxic fumes on a regular basis, but mostly these characters exist because it [[RuleOfCool looks really cool]]. [[BadassLongcoat Trench coats or dusters]] seem to be the preferred apparel, though other kinds of long coats are acceptable. To make it easier to breathe, some models allow you to hook up a motorized air pump to make sure you get enough air.

Often works as a particularly stylish variant of HazmatSuit.

Can be one sign of a PostApocalyptic setting with an unlivable environment (see PostApocalypticGasmask for that). Also common attire for DoomTroops thanks to the [[FacelessMooks dehumanizing]] and vaguely skeletal/insect-like look of gas masks as well as the implication that WeaponsOfMassDestruction are in use by one or more sides. Either way, you are almost certainly living in a CrapsackWorld if this look is practical or common. See also PuttingOnTheReich.

Can overlap with GasMaskMooks if said mooks also include trenchcoats in their uniforms. Not to be confused with BadassLongcoat. For a more historical version see PlagueDoctor.



%% [[folder:Anime and Manga]]
%% * The 3rd diary holder from ''Manga/MiraiNikki''.
%% * Shingen Kishitani from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}!!''
%% * The Vandenreich's Soldat forces from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.
%% * Haborym from ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''
%% * Shiro Iori from ''Anime/KillLaKill''
%% [[/folder]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The Sandman from ''ComicBook/SandmanMysteryTheatre''. Notable in that he also has a [[CoatHatMask hat]]. Probably the UrExample in fiction, since he's been sporting the look since [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks 1939]].
** Neil Gaiman's [[ComicBook/TheSandman version of the character]] homages the look - though in his case, the "gas mask" is actually the [[DarkerAndEdgier skull and spinal column of a dead god]].
* During the first few arcs of ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'', Yorick disguises himself with a gas mask, but phones it in a bit on the coat, wearing a poncho instead.
* [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr.]] Kroenen from ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}''. He is seen wearing a long coat as part of his Nazi uniform once or twice, but eventually trades it in for a significantly less awesome apron.
* Major Maxim, hulking Nazi SuperSoldier and main antagonist from the ''ComicBook/DangerGirl'' series, wears a similar getup to Kroenen.
* ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'': Newt wears this outfit when playing his character Corporal Punishment in ''Heroes of Hackleague''.
* Vlad from ''[[ComicBook/HackSlash Hack / Slash]]''. The gas mask helps his breathing. The coat is to hide he looks like humanoid lizard.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* [[http://kleinerkiller.deviantart.com/gallery/41037509 Yognapped]] main antagonist Sben dresses this way to intimidate people. [[spoiler: And because he's horribly mangled to the point of being unidentifiable as human.]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The mooks from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' wear greatcoats as part of their uniform and gas masks during the underground expedition, which is rather prudent since the risk of poison gas pockets would be very real and the climax takes place in an erupting volcano, though none of the named characters wear one. Note that despite the common misconception, though gas warfare had not yet been used in practice, it was at least theoretical and had been outlawed as early as 1907. Also note that gas masks first appeared in combat at the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915, while masks in one form or another date back to 1849.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The Tatooine-informant alien in ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'' who ratted out Kenobi and Skywalker to the Stormtroopers in Mos Eisley; he was an alien who ''looked'' like he had a gas mask, but he definitely had a long coat.
* Kroenen from the film version of ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' is dressed in a Nazi uniform, with a black coat and black cap, and a metallic gas mask.
* ''Film/ResidentEvilRetribution''. Umbrella Corporation soldiers, so they can look cool while FastRoping out the back of a tiltrotor gunship.
* Peter Quill of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' is introduced in this outfit when exploring a toxic planet, and since the mask is a CollapsibleHelmet, he's seen in it a few more times throughout the film.
* ComicBook/{{Bane}} in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' [[http://p1.pichost.me/i/29/1522081.jpg wears]] [[http://www.banecosplay.com/pic/bane.jpg a]] [[http://i.dmarge.com/2012/07/tumblr_m7p2o5Sx2T1qavcc2o1_1280.jpeg variant]] [[http://images.sequart.org/images/Bane-from-The-Dark-Knight-Rises.jpg of]] [[http://www.nolanfans.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/baneposter2-by-sysmatic.jpg this]].

* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Tenth Doctor in "The Poison Sky". He usually wears a BadassLongcoat and wore a gas mask because of the toxic gas being released from the cars.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}'' had vampires using these to attack a group of {{Vampire Hunter}}s in daylight.

* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI7227GHvQY music video]] for The Sword's ''[[AtomicHate Fire Lances]] of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians'' features a group of survivors sporting a variety of coats, coat-like rags, robes, and protective masks trekking across an atomic wasteland. Their leader gets bonus points for having a staff to go with his hooded robe, blurring the line between this and RobeAndWizardHat.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Imperial trench infantry in ''TabletopGame/MutantChronicles'', complete with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brodie_helmet Brodie helmets]].
* The Death Korps of Krieg from ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Warhammer 40k]]'' are an entire army of this. The Armageddon Steel Legion use this trope as well.
** It should be noted that ''both'' are based on real world militaries from the same nation but of different eras. The Death Korps is intended to resemble World War 1 German infantry, whereas the Steel Legion bears more of a resemblance to the later Wermacht uniforms.
* Standard uniform of the Deathwatch in ''TabletopGame/UnhallowedMetropolis''

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'': This is the uniform of the [[EliteMook NCR Veteran Rangers]]. Counter to the ominous look, they're the elite force of one the [[BlackAndGrayMorality more or less good]] factions, [[TheFederation the New California Republic]], spreading democracy at gunpoint.
** Tycho from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}}'' is described as this if you read his flavor text, but due to the graphical limitations of the time his in-game representation is simply one of the handful of standard NPC sprites.
** In the ''Honest Hearts'' DLC, you can find the Desert Ranger combat armor, which is almost exactly like the Ranger armor save for being unaffiliated with a faction and has some distinct markings and writings by its previous owners, as well as green eye lenses instead of red.
*** The reason for them looking almost exactly the same is that the NCR adopted the Desert Rangers' (like Tycho, but as mentioned that only showed up in the flavour text) armor for their Veteran Rangers. But the armour is clearly marked as LAPD Riot squad...
** ''Lonesome Road'' introduces Riot Gear, which is basically the NCR Veteran Ranger armor from the core game with some stat bonuses and no faction association, as well as the Elite Riot Gear which throws in a minor case of ShouldersOfDoom. The overall outfit is slightly more protective but also lighter in weight.
---> Random Chairman: "Hey baby, you dig these new troopers? The hot fashion is [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot killer robot chic!]]
*** All of these are 200 year old AncientArtifacts, actual scavenged Pre-War riot gear since production of new models is impossible given the high level of tech put into it.
** Also, [[TheRival Ulysses]] wears a coat with [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead the Old World flag]] on his back as well as a gas mask due to the radiation of The Divide.
* Psycho Mantis is this in his first scene in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', where all the FOXHOUND members wear coats. He ditches the coat and keeps the gas mask shortly afterward, though.
* The First Sons from ''VideoGame/InFamous''. Also crosses over with GasMaskMooks.
* The original design for the ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' [[GasMaskMooks Combine Mooks]] featured the civil protection with gasmasks and longcoats. The longcoats were cut, gasmasks were not.
* [[VideoGame/{{STALKER}} Popular summer wear in Chernobyl]].
** However, because the longcoat is the worst armour in the game, don't expect to combine this with BadassLongcoat, except the badass part means [[SelfImposedChallenge looking for a tougher challenge]].
* [[SerialKiller The Corroder]] from ''VideoGame/ClockTower 3'' wears a gas mask and a long brown, stained apron that greatly resemble a coat. Justified in that his weapon of choice is a gun that shoots acid.
* He lacked the coat initially, but Kabal from ''MortalKombat [[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 3]]'' gained a sleeveless one in ''Deception'' and ''Armageddon''.
* Silhouette from ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans''
* One of the possible outfits in Brink, as well as various other [[GasMaskMooks Gas Mask Mook]] looks.
* Practically a requirement for characters in ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}''.
* ''Videogame/EYEDivineCybermancy'': standard issue uniform for all Federal Cops
* Venom troopers in ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein''.
* The Storm Troopers in the final mission of ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Airborne''.
* For the {{Renaissance}}-period version of it, the Plague Doctor outfit in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood''. Actually has roots in RealLife (see folder below).
* The Bogeyman in ''VideoGame/SilentHillDownpour''
* This is how Zero appears to Junpei when he is kidnapped in ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors''.
* The [[GasMaskMooks Whalers]] in ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' have this aesthetic, but what's kind of funny to note is that despite how the look nicely complements their identity as a band of deadly assassins, it actually has a pretty mundane origin: it's protective gear worn in whale oil processing plants, hence the name "Whalers".
* This is the public face of the East Coast Killer in ''VideoGame/StillLife2''.
* This is the uniform of the European Alliance Stormtroopers in ''VideoGame/MarchOfWar''.
* Certain Bounty Hunter headwear in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' look a lot like gas masks, and a lot of the potential wardrobe includes longcoats, so...

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Clear from ''VisualNovel/DramaticalMurder'' sports a gas mask and a long white coat for no apparent reason. He never removes his gas mask, even while eating. [[spoiler: It's revealed later in the game that he wears the gas mask because his grandfather told him he must never show his face to anyone, probably because he is actually a robot whose face is identical to that of other robots. When he finally takes it off, it's a significant moment and goes towards establishing his humanity. He wears the long coat because it was his grandfather's.]]
* [[BigBad: Zero]] from ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' uses the look. It serves to hide their identity by hiding their voice and concealing their face, and protecting them from the knockout gas he uses to kidnap the main characters.


[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The Captain from ''Webcomic/RomanticallyApocalyptic''.
* The GasMaskMooks (i.e, every single character) in ''Webcomic/GoneWithTheBlastwave''. This is their army's answer to (apparently) the entire world now being an irradiated wasteland.
* If you count a nun's habit as coat, then the satanistic [[NunsAreSpooky Little Sisters of Belial]] from ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound'' do fit this trope.
* ''Webcomic/TheFAN'' has [[http://www.shastrix.com/thefan/index.php?comic=277 Captain Nil]], though it's technically a cape he's wearing.
* ''Webcomic/{{Remus}}'' introduces KnifeNut Williams as one. He later drops the gas mask and replaces it with a more generic black balaclava.
* In ''[[http://thewretchedoneswebcomic.com/ The Wretched Ones]]'', John plays as his friends' medic in a video game, his avatar having a [[http://www.thewretchedoneswebcomic.com/?comic=page-60a gas mask and long coat]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Death's Head, a supervillain with the power to cause spontaneous illness and infection, from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', wears a World War II-era gas mask, a fedora, and a trenchcoat of his costume.
* [[Roleplay/{{AGENTS}} A-GENT]] 88 wears this, mostly to help protect people from his [[WalkingWasteland ability]].
* In ''FalloutNukaBreak'', we meet an NCR Ranger at the end of Episode 6 wearing the armor seen at the top of this page. Turns out he [[spoiler:isn't even a Ranger at all. He just beat up a Ranger and stole his armor]], which makes him even ''more'' badass.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Many soldiers, particularly German ones, in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. Most likely the TropeMaker.
** And for good reason: the coat protected skin against blister agents.
** They weren't called ''trench'' coats for nothing.
* Modern gasmasks are often the modular type, with a replaceable and interchangable filter cartridge that lets you switch out for purpose-built protection for certain hazardous substances.
* [[http://fallout3.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/live_in_russia.jpg Live In Russia]] Instead Of Playing Post Apocalyptic RPG's. Since WeblinksAreNotExamples, it's a guy carrying an AK-47 and wearing a big black hooded trench coat and a gas mask that has a filter cartridge roughly half the size of one's forearm.
** To be fair, it's the variation on the standard NBC/chemical protection suit, made of rubberized cloth, that every army of the Cold War era had. Properly put on and fitted (and in its original green hue), it tends to resemble a goofy raincoat / CPU assembly worker uniform much more than a badass coat of doom.
* More primitive versions can be found in the PlagueDoctor (Wikipedia articles on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plague_doctor the profession]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plague_doctor_costume the costume]]), who were employed during the Black Plague. The plague doctor's mask possessed glass eyepieces, and the nose was filled with herbs to ward away 'bad air', which was one of the believed causes of the plague at the time. The doctor then wore long thick outer garments to protect them from their surroundings, and carried a cane to interact with things without directly touching them (think that claw thingy the trashman carries). Although there was very little the doctors could actually do for their patients besides taking note of the infected and instigating quarantines, they were paid relatively handsomely for the risk involved in their jobs.
** ''Unfortunately'' it's now theorized that those long coats, with all their folds and fibers, might actually have made great hiding places for the disease carrying fleas which actually spread the plague.
* [[http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world/18893944/mysterious-figure-photographed-in-woodland/ The Loyon]], an unidentified person spotted wandering in a Swiss forest, regularly seen since a decade. He wears a gasmask and sometimes a long camoufled coat. Although the previous link can look like a hoax (it is actually quite exagerrated), the Loyon (gender unknown) really exists (look [[http://www.lematin.ch/faits-divers/Le-Loyon-ne-fait-rire-personne/story/25650014 here]] for an article - in French - from an actual Swiss newspaper).