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[[caption-width-right:350:"[[MemeticMutation I love the Power Glove.]] [[TotallyRadical It's so bad.]]"[[note]][[SoBadItsHorrible He's not wrong though.]][[/note]]]]

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. HighClassGloves 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.


[[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]], since his gloves have 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.
* Lt. Surge from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' has (supposedly) FingerlessGloves that insulate electricity, allowing him to handle his electric Pokemon with ease. After Red beats him, he takes them for himself and puts them to good use by enabling him to preemptively charge his Pika's Thunderbolt before even releasing him from his Pokeball. It's revealed in "The Mt. Silver Training" that the gloves actually have an invisible lining to only make them LOOK like FingerlessGloves, which is about as literal as you can make a HandWave as possible.
** Years later, Black has his own set of insulating gloves he can use to handle electricity or alternatively provide a better grip for himself. This time, they're actually just black gloves.

* 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 ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, who carries all his gear in pouch rings on his gloves and boots in lieu of the belt. When ComicBook/{{Azrael}} took up the role of Batman, his metallic gauntlets had a number of (much more lethal) gadgets built in.
* 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 ComicBook/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.
* ComicBook/{{Azrael}} wears a pair of golden gauntlets that contained a number of weapons. These later becomes 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.
* ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet is built to hold six different cosmic artefacts at once. When completed, it basically makes you omnipotent. Can't get much more tricked out than that.
* In the MarvelUniverse, Baron Wolfgang von Stucker wields the Satan Claw: a metal gauntlet that amplifies his strength and emits powerful electrical shocks.
* Lady Tiger Fist, an enemy of the Batman of Japan in ''[[Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Batman Incorporated]]'' initially appears to have a tiger each side of her chair and is stroking the back of their necks. It turns out they're headless robot tigers, and she's wearing robotic tiger-head gloves. Which bite.

* The trope picture is from ''Film/TheWizard'', which spawned one of the most famous and [[MemeticMutation memetic]] examples: "I love the Power Glove. [[TotallyRadical It's so bad]]." This was product placement for an actual Power Glove (see the Real Life section).
* ''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]].
* In Cocteau's ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast1946'', when Beauty gets homesick, the Beast gives Beauty a glove that lets her teleport anywhere she wants.

* 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.

* ''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]]".
* The Inquisitor in ''Series/RedDwarf'' has a time-manipulating gauntlet, which can transport its user in time, freeze other people in place or erase them from history entirely, and of course has an obligatory DeathRay.

* Yet another Power Glove appearance: in the music video for "Na Na Na" by Music/MyChemicalRomance, the Killjoys wield Power Gloves and laser blasters.

* Thor's iron gloves from Myth/NorseMythology, needed to handle {{Mjolnir}}.

* ''Pinball/JohnnyMnemonic'' has a magnetic glove that captures balls in order to place them on the Matrix for an award.

* 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.

* ''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).

* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has had many glove items over the course of its history:
** ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' had the Handy Glove, allowing you to break blocks with your sword.
** ''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/{{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 [[BeeBeeGun Robotic Beehives]].
* The Wraithguard gauntlet from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' [[PhlebotinumHandlingEquipment allows you to handle]] [[ArtifactOfDoom the Tools of Kagrenac]] without dying. It's a [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] gauntlet with protective enchantments and one of the best gauntlet armor ratings in the game.
* ''VideoGame/{{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!"
** Hell, his default gloves, as well as his Christmas Mittens, allow him to kill people with a FingerGun!
* The Oni Gauntlet from ''VideoGame/{{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]].
* The demon-summoning COMP in several ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games is wrist-mounted.
* The ''Videogame/{{Portal}}''-inspired ''Twin Sector'' replaces the Portal gun with a pair of telekinetic gloves, one of which attracts objects and one of which repels them.
* Torvald from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' wields a massive, runic stone gauntlet that he made himself. While it looks large enough to be a PowerFist, its shoots energy beams and projects shields instead of punching. For his Ultimate, his gauntlet fires a massive blast that sends enemies [[BlownAcrossTheRoom flying over the horizon]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}} IV'''s backstory includes the Mythril Gauntlet, a glove which is the only thing powerful enough to allow its wearer to safely handle [[{{MacGuffin}} the Amulet]] without being disintegrated.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Athena Cykes from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' and ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' has a three-fingered glove that wraps around her right thumb, index, and middle fingers. She uses it to interact with the holograms that the little computer around her neck, Widget, projects.

* ''Webcomic/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.
* Tedd of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' made a [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1547 gauntlet]] designed to gradually store the wearer's magic, then give it back in a short burst.

[[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.]]

* ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'': The SWAT Kats' Glovatrix- in the first season they were SuperWristGadget, in the second season they were PowerFists.
* ''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.
* Inverted by the Dai Li of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': their gloves are nothing more than specially cut pieces of rock worn over the hands, but since the wearers are ''Earthbenders'' they can be used for everything from [[FingerFirearms finger bullets]] to [[HelpingHands grabbing opponents from a distance]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'', Doc fights with the Battle Glove, which is able to channel power into his right fist. The four crystals on the knuckles also have individual powers: freezing, heating, shocking, and sonic vibrations.
* ''WesternAnimation/ApolloGauntlet''

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Glove Power Glove]], a gaming peripheral for the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]], as [[MemeticMutation famously]] featured in ''Film/TheWizard''. It's a cool looking glove that has motion sensors in the fist itself! [[AwesomeButImpractical Sadly, its motion sensors hardly work, making it basically useless]]. At least it has a controller at the top.
** The [[SuperPrototype original version of the device]] (the Data Glove) created by an inventor was a better example and worked more or less perfectly, but was sadly far too expensive to be mass produced and they were only given five months to turn it into an affordable product, resulting in the problem-filled final version of it.
** The UsefulNotes/PlayStation and the UsefulNotes/{{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.
* How about gutting a real Power Glove and filling it with modern technology to allow it to control complex camera operations remotely? Dillon Markey of the ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' staff did [[http://uproxx.com/gammasquad/2015/01/robot-chicken-power-glove-nintendo/ exactly that]].