Playing With: 24-Hour Armor
Basic Trope: A character wears armor everyday.
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- Straight: Alice almost never takes off her armor.
- Downplayed: Alice wears her armour as a default outfit, but generally takes it off if wearing it would be really ridiculous.
- Alice buys a suit of armour from a blacksmith she doesn't recognise as the son of a witch she once killed. He curses her to wear the armour forever.
- Alice lives in a world where ambushes and environmental hazards are a constant threat.
- Alice is pretending to be a guy, and keeps her armor on all the time to prevent being found out.
- Alice's armor is extremely light and flexible, like a Mithril Shirt, and therefore never really needs to come off.
- Inverted: Full-Frontal Assault
- Subverted: All of Alice's screentime is in armor... until she appears at a dinner in her honor, to which she wears a formal dress.
- Double Subverted:
- Alice is... really "attached" to her armor, so she will not take it off even when the rules say she must.
- Alice is finally forced to remove her armor revealing, to the bewilderment of all onlookers, that she somehow has a second suit of full plate armor underneath her first one.
- Zig Zagged: Alice wears armour at all sorts of inappropriate occasions, doesn't wear it at others, and sometimes doesn't even wear it in battle.
- Averted: Alice only wears armor when in battle or expecting combat.
- Enforced: The Coconut Effect + Ermine Cape Effect = viewers would find it weird to see King Arthur wearing anything but armour and a crown.
- Lampshaded: "Don't you ever take that off?"
- Invoked: To emphasize their status as Elite Mooks, the Praetorian Guard are under strict orders to never be seen in public without their signature armour.
- Exploited: Knowing that Alice and her fellow knights never take off their armor, The Big Bad creates a Living Weapon which specifically seeks out and kills anyone wearing armor.
- Defied: Alice is well aware of how uncomfortable wearing armor all the time is, and tries to wear it as little as possible.
- Discussed: "I've never seen Alice off-duty before. I wonder if she'll still be wearing that bloody suit of armour?"
- Conversed: "How can they wear full plate all the time?"
- Deconstructed: Alice is wearing the armour out of rampant paranoia after her lover Bob was stabbed in the back when he was off guard. The poor hygiene and strain from wearing heavy armor constantly starts to take its toll on Alice's health, affecting her ability to fight.
- ...So she swaps her armor out for a magical suit of armor that's lighter and cleans itself (and her) automatically.
- She has multiple suits of armour and her squires are trained to reequip her so fast it would make a Formula 1 pit crew blush.
- Played For Laughs: Bob really wants to know what Alice looks like under her armor. A running gag in the show involves him attempting to sneak up on her at times when she would be out of her armor (while bathing, etc) only to be caught by his traveling companions, who mistake his constant antics for those of a pervert Peeping Tom, when he's really just curious.
- Played For Drama: Alice wears a suit of Power Armor with life support systems which keep her alive - without it she will die a very painful death. Also, she's extremely claustrophobic, meaning that wearing the armor causes constant anxiety and occasional panic attacks. In essence, she's forced to choose between a horrible death or a living Hell, which is explored throughout the show.
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