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* Subverted in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Mousse routinely wears long Chinese robes as his signature outfit, and his first appearance makes him out as strong and capable. Then something goofy happens (in the manga, the concrete roller he sliced in half falls on his head and knocks him out, in the anime, he starts wolfing down the bowl of ramen he just did an acrobatic routine with without spilling) and his Badass Cred is gone in an instant, firmly establishing him as something of the ButtMonkey. Shinnosuke seems to be a Badass marital artist in a janitor's uniform who is a master of fighting with a [[ImprobableWeaponUser pushbroom]]... but he has such a horrible memory he just keeps making an idiot of himself by, say, stumbling headfirst into his own boobytraps.

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* Subverted in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Mousse routinely wears long Chinese robes as his signature outfit, and his first appearance makes him out as strong and capable. Then something goofy happens (in the manga, the concrete roller he sliced in half falls on his head and knocks him out, in the anime, he starts wolfing down the bowl of ramen he just did an acrobatic routine with without spilling) and his Badass Cred is gone in an instant, firmly establishing him as something of the ButtMonkey. Shinnosuke seems to be a Badass marital badass martial artist in a janitor's uniform who is a master of fighting with a [[ImprobableWeaponUser pushbroom]]... but he has such a horrible memory he just keeps making an idiot of himself by, say, stumbling headfirst into his own boobytraps.



* [[http://www.comicvine.com/the-prince-of-orphans/29-46789/ Prince Of Orphans]] of Marvel's ''ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist''. The second arc was about a tournament between the Seven Cities of Heaven and their Immortal Weapons. Since it happens only once every seventy-seven years, and the weapons themselves aren't immortal (just the title and post, it seems), certain things are expected. However, one of the combatants defies them: he was at the last tournament, and if anything he's even more dangerous, and the heavy favorite. He mostly keeps to himself, and wears an all-concealing, plain, heavy brown robe. May actually be a minor subversion, as while he's certainly still wearing the robe when he fights, [[spoiler:he turns into omnipresent green mist that seems to beat the shit out of his opponent from all sides]].

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* [[http://www.comicvine.com/the-prince-of-orphans/29-46789/ Prince Of Orphans]] of Marvel's ''ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist''. The second arc was about a tournament between the Seven Cities of Heaven and their Immortal Weapons. Since it happens only once every seventy-seven years, and the weapons themselves aren't immortal (just the title and post, it seems), certain things are expected. However, one of the combatants defies them: he was at the last tournament, and if anything he's even more dangerous, and the heavy favorite. He mostly keeps to himself, himself and wears an all-concealing, plain, heavy brown robe. May actually be a minor subversion, as while he's certainly still wearing the robe when he fights, [[spoiler:he turns into omnipresent green mist that seems to beat the shit out of his opponent from all sides]].



* Banshees in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' appear like this; they're actually folded wings. Also subverted when Mr. Horsefry wears a cloak while sneaking over to the BigBad, its noted by the Big Bad's servant how conspicuous it makes him look.
** Lord Vetinari himself wears plain black robes, and can convey more Badass-edness with a sharp glance than most characters could with adamantium claws and a pulse rifle.

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* Banshees in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' appear like this; they're actually folded wings. Also subverted when Mr. Horsefry wears a cloak while sneaking over to the BigBad, its it's noted by the Big Bad's servant how conspicuous it makes him look.
** Lord Vetinari himself wears plain black robes, robes and can convey more Badass-edness with a sharp glance than most characters could with adamantium claws and a pulse rifle.



* Gandalf of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' is one of the better known examples.

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* Gandalf of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' is one of the better known better-known examples.



* [[MagnificentBastard Lucien LaCroix]] of ''Series/ForeverKnight'', in flashback scenes. And he's sometime's a Badass Longcoat in modern day. So is Nick Knight, for that matter, but Lucien is so much more badass.

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* [[MagnificentBastard Lucien LaCroix]] of ''Series/ForeverKnight'', in flashback scenes. And he's sometime's sometimes a Badass Longcoat in modern day. So is Nick Knight, for that matter, but Lucien is so much more badass.






* A basic staple of Christian clergy especially Roman Catholic order. To the point practically almost every Medieval examples of BadassPreacher has them wearing it and even non-clergy often have their own personal BadassLongRobe when traveling the world as a devout Christian.

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* A basic staple of Christian clergy especially Roman Catholic order. To the point practically almost every Medieval examples example of BadassPreacher has them wearing it and even non-clergy often have their own personal BadassLongRobe when traveling the world as a devout Christian.


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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the ''Literature/NightWatch'' series. Magical items must be recharged after each use, and the Inquisitors' robes prevent anyone from seeing just how heavily armed they are.

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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the ''Literature/NightWatch'' series.''Literature/NightWatchSeries'': {{Justified|Trope}}. Magical items must be recharged after each use, and the Inquisitors' robes prevent anyone from seeing just how heavily armed they are.


* Jyu Viole Grace in ''WebComic/TowerOfGod'' wearing his Slayer robes.

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* Jyu Jue Viole Grace in ''WebComic/TowerOfGod'' wearing his Slayer robes.


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* The wise and Badass Shinto priest Kamimura from ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' is hardly ever seen without his trademark purple robe.

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* In ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'', Karkat's ancestor the Signless wore a very ragged robe that fits this trope, slung over one shoulder to show off his [[AscendedMeme Righteous Leggings]].

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* In ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'', Karkat's ancestor [[FamousAncestor ancestor]] [[CrystalDragonJesus the Signless Signless]] wore a very ragged robe that fits this trope, slung over one shoulder to show off his [[AscendedMeme Righteous Leggings]].






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* The wise and Badass Shinto priest Kamimura from ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' is hardly ever seen without his trademark purple robe.
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** Hatsuzakura wears a patterned bridal overgarment called ''uchikake'' into battle CoatCape-style.



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* ''Fanfic/TalesOfTheUndiscoveredSwords'': Nikkō Ichimonji's battle attire is that of a {{Miko}}, even coming with a sheer overgarment called ''[[https://tshop.r10s.jp/dento-wako/cabinet/isyo/n7887.jpg chihaya]]''. [[spoiler:It is at first acknowledged in-narrative as to be somewhat unsuitable for combat, befitting his origin as a shrine offering, but later falls squarely into this territory.
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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Blue wears one while training Yellow.

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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', Blue wears one while training Yellow.


* A basic staple of Christian clergy especially Roman Catholic order. To the point practically almost every Medieval examples of BadassPreacher has them wearing it and even non-clergy often have their own BadassRobe when traveling the world as a devout Christian.

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* Many of the more expensive robes in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' were decidedly elaborate.
* Members of the Dark Brotherhood in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' are given a moderately badass set of armour. The high-ranking members get robes with extra bonuses to badass.

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Many of the more expensive robes in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' were ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' are decidedly elaborate.
* ** Members of the [[MurderInc Dark Brotherhood Brotherhood]] in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' are given a moderately badass set of armour. armor. The high-ranking members get robes with extra bonuses to badass.the badass enchantments.
** Mannimarco, the "King of Worms" and master [[OurLichesAreDifferent Lich]][=/=]{{Necromancer}}, makes several appearances throughout the series and is always outfitted in a badass black robe. It is at its most badass in his appearance in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline''.


* The WarriorMonk brethren of Mount Angel in SMStirling's ''Literature/{{Emberverse}}'', especially Abbot-Bishop Dmwoski and Father Ignatius.

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* The WarriorMonk brethren of Mount Angel in SMStirling's Creator/SMStirling's ''Literature/{{Emberverse}}'', especially Abbot-Bishop Dmwoski and Father Ignatius.


** Naruto's full Rikudou/Kyuubi form has a cloak made of ''[[BattleAura chakra]]'' which resembles that of the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sage of the Six Paths]]. It is so potently BadAss that Kakashi thinks he just saw [[spoiler:his long-dead sensei, [[MemeticBadass Minato]].]]

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** Naruto's full Rikudou/Kyuubi form has a cloak made of ''[[BattleAura chakra]]'' which resembles that of the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sage of the Six Paths]]. It is so potently BadAss badass that Kakashi thinks he just saw [[spoiler:his long-dead sensei, [[MemeticBadass Minato]].]]



* ''VideoGame/WarhammerOnline'' has the [[ChurchMilitant Warrior Priests]] and their Destruction equivalent, the Disciples of Khaine. Being that rare kind of healer that does its thing from melee, they certainly qualify for the BadAss denotation.

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* ''VideoGame/WarhammerOnline'' has the [[ChurchMilitant Warrior Priests]] and their Destruction equivalent, the Disciples of Khaine. Being that rare kind of healer that does its thing from melee, they certainly qualify for the BadAss badass denotation.


Like the BadassLongcoat in modern settings, a character who wears a long robe in a fantasy setting will invariably be {{Badass}}. Like the BadassCape, this can be used to dramatic effect by [[DramaticWind billowing in the wind]], but it also has the advantage of being potentially {{All Encompassing|Mantle}} to add an air of mystery. Plus, it looks [[InTheHood good with a hood]]. Expect many monks to be this.

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Like the BadassLongcoat in modern settings, a character who wears a long robe in a fantasy setting will invariably be {{Badass}}.Badass. Like the BadassCape, this can be used to dramatic effect by [[DramaticWind billowing in the wind]], but it also has the advantage of being potentially {{All Encompassing|Mantle}} to add an air of mystery. Plus, it looks [[InTheHood good with a hood]]. Expect many monks to be this.



* Subverted in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Mousse routinely wears long Chinese robes as his signature outfit, and his first appearance makes him out as strong and capable. Then something goofy happens (in the manga, the concrete roller he sliced in half falls on his head and knocks him out, in the anime, he starts wolfing down the bowl of ramen he just did an acrobatic routine with without spilling) and his "BadAss Cred" is gone in an instant, firmly establishing him as something of the ButtMonkey. Shinnosuke seems to be a BadAss marital artist in a janitor's uniform who is a master of fighting with a [[ImprobableWeaponUser pushbroom]]... but he has such a horrible memory he just keeps making an idiot of himself by, say, stumbling headfirst into his own boobytraps.

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* Subverted in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Mousse routinely wears long Chinese robes as his signature outfit, and his first appearance makes him out as strong and capable. Then something goofy happens (in the manga, the concrete roller he sliced in half falls on his head and knocks him out, in the anime, he starts wolfing down the bowl of ramen he just did an acrobatic routine with without spilling) and his "BadAss Cred" Badass Cred is gone in an instant, firmly establishing him as something of the ButtMonkey. Shinnosuke seems to be a BadAss Badass marital artist in a janitor's uniform who is a master of fighting with a [[ImprobableWeaponUser pushbroom]]... but he has such a horrible memory he just keeps making an idiot of himself by, say, stumbling headfirst into his own boobytraps.



** Lord Vetinari himself wears plain black robes, and can convey more {{Badass}}-edness with a sharp glance than most characters could with adamantium claws and a pulse rifle.

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** Lord Vetinari himself wears plain black robes, and can convey more {{Badass}}-edness Badass-edness with a sharp glance than most characters could with adamantium claws and a pulse rifle.



* While BadAss is probably not the right word for it, Prior Walter from ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica'' does don a long black robe after the visit from the Angel, revealing him as "the Prophet".

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* While BadAss Badass is probably not the right word for it, Prior Walter from ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica'' does don a long black robe after the visit from the Angel, revealing him as "the Prophet".



* The wise and BadAss Shinto priest Kamimura from ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' is hardly ever seen without his trademark purple robe.

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* The wise and BadAss Badass Shinto priest Kamimura from ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' is hardly ever seen without his trademark purple robe.



* Clock Work in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' could count.

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* Clock Work in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' could count.counts.


* ''{{YoJinBo}}'' has Ittosai, whose robe is [[FurAndLoathing fur-trimmed]] and [[FanService only stays on one shoulder]].

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* ''{{YoJinBo}}'' ''VisualNovel/YoJinBo'' has Ittosai, whose robe is [[FurAndLoathing fur-trimmed]] and [[FanService only stays on one shoulder]].


* The members of Organization XIII, as well as Mickey Mouse, in ''[[KingdomHearts Kingdom Hearts II]]'' were technically wearing robes, making them this rather than {{Badass Longcoat}}s.

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* The members of Organization XIII, as well as Mickey Mouse, in ''[[KingdomHearts Kingdom Hearts II]]'' ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' were technically wearing robes, making them this rather than {{Badass Longcoat}}s.

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