Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Main / FaceDesignShield

Go To



* Myth/ClassicalMythology: [[LadyOfWar Athena]]'s shield has Medusa's head on it. Not a design, Medusa's ''actual [[OffWithHisHead severed head.]]''

to:

* Myth/ClassicalMythology: [[LadyOfWar Athena]]'s shield has Medusa's head on it. Not a design, design (although that's how it looks in art), Medusa's ''actual [[OffWithHisHead severed head.]]''


* One item in ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' is the Frost Wyrm Skull Shield -- an undead dragon's skull with handles on it.

to:

* One item in ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' ''VideoGame/WarCraft III'' is the Frost Wyrm Skull Shield -- an undead dragon's skull with handles on it.



* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta 2}}'' has a bit of an extreme example with the angel Valor. Rather than his shield bearing a face design, the shield is ''literally'' his face!

to:

* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta 2}}'' ''VideoGame/Bayonetta2'' has a bit of an extreme example with the angel Valor. Rather than his shield bearing a face design, the shield is ''literally'' his face!

Added DiffLines:

**[[ThePaladin Paladins]] of [[DragonsAreDivine Bahamut]] can have said deities face, his holy symbol, on their shields.


** The 3.5[[superscript:th]] Edition ''Magic Item Compendium'' has an illustration of a shield with a sculpted skeletal demonic face. Appropriately, it is described as a +1 menacing shield, that is a SupernaturalFearInducer.



* ''WesternAnimation/ConanTheAdventurer'': Conan's sports a phoenix -- except in this case, it isn't a design but an actual young [[ThePhoenix Phenix]], Needle, using his powers to become two-dimensional and rest on the shield.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/ConanTheAdventurer'': Conan's sports a phoenix -- except in this case, it isn't a design but an actual young [[ThePhoenix Phenix]], Phoenix]], Needle, using his powers to become two-dimensional and rest on the shield.


[[IThoughtItMeant No, this isn't about masks.]] Compare with RageHelm.

to:

[[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant No, this isn't about masks.]] Compare with RageHelm.

Added DiffLines:

* Higher-rarity shields in ''VideoGame/ForHonor'' tend to have faces on them as a form as they get progressively [[BlingOfWar blingier]], though this is mostly restricted to the Knight's shield-using heroes. Or you can unlock the special face embossing (for Knight characters at least) to PUT a face on shields that don't normally come with them.


* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'':
** Some of the dwarven lord units feature dwarven heads carved into their shields.
** Several of the shields for Chaos Knights and Chaos Warriors also feature daemonic faces. Valkia the Bloody has a shield with an [[UpToEleven actual daemon's]] [[OffWithHisHead head]] bound to it.

to:

* Creator/GamesWorkshop games:
** The Daemon Princess of [[WarGod Khorne]] Valkia the Bloody from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' has [[OffWithHisHead the head]] of a Daemon Prince that had insulted her mounted on her shield. The daemonís hypnotic eyes still gaze at all who approach Valkia, causing her opponents to hesitate in their attacks.
**
''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'':
** Some *** As part of their reverence for their ancestors, some of the dwarven lord units feature dwarven have the heads of the ancestor gods carved into onto their shields.
** *** Several of the shields for Chaos Knights and Chaos Warriors also feature daemonic faces. Valkia faces to show their allegiance and intimidate their foes.
** Mazarall TheButcher from ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' carries
the Bloody has Ancyte Shield, a bladed shield with an [[UpToEleven actual daemon's]] [[OffWithHisHead head]] bound to it.[[SealedEvilInACan containing the essence of the daemons]] he has defeated and consumed over the centuries. The surface of the shield surface is covered by a twisted face stitched together from the skin of a former victim.


* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', both varieties of Daedric shields have some pretty angry looking faces carved into them.

to:

* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', both varieties of Daedric shields shield, as well as the Orcish shield, have some pretty angry looking faces carved into them.


* The sun on Knight Solaire's shield in ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has face.

to:

* The sun on Knight Solaire's shield Solaire of Astoria's Sunlight Shield in ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has face.face,the same on the tunic he wears over his chain mail.

Added DiffLines:

* The sun on Knight Solaire's shield in ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has face.


* ''WesternAnimation/ConanTheAdventurer'': Conan's sports a phoenix -- except in this case, it isn't a design but an actual young [[ThePhoenix Phenix]], Needle, using his powers to become two-dimensional and rest on the shield.




Added DiffLines:

* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta 2}}'' has a bit of an extreme example with the angel Valor. Rather than his shield bearing a face design, the shield is ''literally'' his face!

Added DiffLines:

* ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'' includes the ancient Greeks as a faction. As can be seen from the model representing a soldier of the time that's the image for this page, their troops of course can have these in the game - namely, an upgrade from worshiping Athena of the Aegis Shield she was known for carrying has its attainment visually represented by putting the design of Medusa's head on the shields of infantry benefiting from it.


[[caption-width-right:236:[-My shield says "Nyahhh!" to you, sir!-] ]]

to:

[[caption-width-right:236:[-My [[caption-width-right:236:My shield says "Nyahhh!" to you, sir!-] ]]
sir!]]



* ClassicalMythology: [[LadyOfWar Athena]]'s shield has Medusa's head on it. Not a design, Medusa's ''actual [[OffWithHisHead severed head.]]''

to:

* ClassicalMythology: Myth/ClassicalMythology: [[LadyOfWar Athena]]'s shield has Medusa's head on it. Not a design, Medusa's ''actual [[OffWithHisHead severed head.]]''



** One item in ''WarcraftIII'' is the Frost Wyrm Skull Shield- an undead dragon's skull with handles on it.

to:

** * One item in ''WarcraftIII'' ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' is the Frost Wyrm Skull Shield- Shield -- an undead dragon's skull with handles on it.



* The paladin from the ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' cartoon series had a pegasus on it.

to:

* The paladin from the ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' cartoon series had has a pegasus on it.

Added DiffLines:

** One item in ''WarcraftIII'' is the Frost Wyrm Skull Shield- an undead dragon's skull with handles on it.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 54

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report