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This is when a helmet's visor is embossed with a furious face or something similarly frightening. Merely having scary-looking eye-slits doesn't count, although features that just vaguely suggest a wrathful expression might. Stern looks also count, and might even be scarier than the raging ones. MechaMooks might have this, depending on how their "faces" look. Compare and contrast MalevolentMaskedMen (for when the scary visor is the whole point) and ExpressiveMask (which actually ''changes'' expression). See also FacelessGoons and GasMaskMooks. A common feature of ScaryImpracticalArmor.

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This is when a helmet's visor is embossed with a furious face or something similarly frightening. Merely having scary-looking eye-slits doesn't count, although features that just vaguely suggest a wrathful expression might. Stern looks also count, and might even be scarier than the raging ones. Don't be surprised if this is part of the DoomTroops' uniform. MechaMooks might have this, depending on how their "faces" look. Compare and contrast MalevolentMaskedMen (for when the scary visor is the whole point) and ExpressiveMask (which actually ''changes'' expression). See also FacelessGoons and GasMaskMooks. A common feature of ScaryImpracticalArmor.



* Samurai helmets tended to have scary faceplates.

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* Samurai {{Samurai}} helmets tended to have scary faceplates.

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* In ''Videogame/TheWitcher3'', the Wild Hunt wear scary skull themed black armor with skull-like helms. This is a deliberate intimidation tactic on their part. It's made more effective by the fact that they are Aen Elle, elves who are much taller on average than humans. Their helms also seem to be enchanted to make their voices sound [[EvilSoundsDeep deeper]] -- when their helmets are off they sound fairly normal (if arrogant) but with them on they sound like demons from the pits of hell.

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* Ithicanian army in ''Literature/TheBridgeKingdomArchives'' wears helms resembling savage animals, which--as [[TheProtagonist prince Aren]] says, was his grandfather's stroke of genius, even though they are uncomfortable to wear. But they hide the identity really well, which allows Aren himself to go on spying missions, as well as hiding the fact that a large proportion of Ithicanian military consists of women.


* The ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series' Enclave have PoweredArmor helmets so intimidating that, in the [[VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}} third game]] and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', they ''reduce your Charisma by one point!'' [[DumpStat Not that it makes much difference.]] In the third game, they're nicknamed "devil suits" in-universe, as the Enclave suits resemble, er, devils with pointed horns.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series' Enclave [[OppressiveStatesOfAmerica Enclave]] have PoweredArmor helmets so intimidating that, in the [[VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}} third game]] and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', they ''reduce your Charisma by one point!'' [[DumpStat Not that it makes much difference.]] In the third game, they're nicknamed "devil suits" in-universe, as the Enclave suits resemble, armor resembles, er, devils with pointed horns.



** Legate Lanius's demonic helmet, which comes with a scowling facemask.
*** Also the helmets worn by some Marked Men on the Lonesome Road. The best are near-perfect replicas of Lanius' helmet, but a step below that are the ones that are imcomplete, cracked, and deformed.
* Several helmets in VideoGame/BlacklightRetribution put a nasty-looking face on the helmet, such as the Bonebreaker, which is a scowling skull.

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** ''New Vegas'' has Legate Lanius's demonic helmet, which comes with a scowling facemask.
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facemask. There are also the helmets worn by some Marked Men on the Lonesome Road. ''Lonesome Road''. The best are near-perfect replicas of Lanius' helmet, but a step below that are the ones that are imcomplete, incomplete, cracked, and deformed.
* Several helmets in VideoGame/BlacklightRetribution ''VideoGame/BlacklightRetribution'' put a nasty-looking face on the helmet, such as the Bonebreaker, which is a scowling skull.

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** The helmets of the T-series (T-45, T-51, and T-60) PowerArmor are not too far behind in this regard as their visors are always slanted in such a way as to make the soldier wearing them look like they're perpetually angry.


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* Dr. Cube's serves as the logo for Wrestling/KaijuBigBattel.[[/folder]]

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* Dr. Cube's serves as the logo for Wrestling/KaijuBigBattel.Wrestling/KaijuBigBattel.
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* There's a closely related idea in automotive design - it's common for people to anthropomorphize cars, with the lights as the eyes, the grill as the mouth, etc. Sports cars and high-end luxury models tend to be designed with a lot of hard lines and downward-sloping angles to give the car's "face" an angry, intimidating look, which presumably appeals to the kind of people who buy those cars.


* Deliberately invoked by ''TabletopGame/{{DungeonsAndDragons}}'' items called Helms of Dread, minor magical items whose only function is to have spooky GlowingEyesOfDoom, with no actual mechanical bonus for the users.

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* Deliberately invoked by ''TabletopGame/{{DungeonsAndDragons}}'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' items called Helms of Dread, minor magical items whose only function is to have spooky GlowingEyesOfDoom, with no actual mechanical bonus for the users.


* Deliberately invoked by ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons items called Hems of Dread, minor magical items whose only function is to have spooky GlowingEyesOfDoom, with no actual mechanical bonus for the users.

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* Deliberately invoked by ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/{{DungeonsAndDragons}}'' items called Hems Helms of Dread, minor magical items whose only function is to have spooky GlowingEyesOfDoom, with no actual mechanical bonus for the users.


* Deliberately invoked by ''TabletopGame/{{DungeonsAndDragons}} items called Hems of Dread, minor magical items whose only function is to have spooky GlowingEyesOfDoom, with no actual mechanical bonus for the users.

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* Deliberately invoked by ''TabletopGame/{{DungeonsAndDragons}} ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons items called Hems of Dread, minor magical items whose only function is to have spooky GlowingEyesOfDoom, with no actual mechanical bonus for the users.

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* Deliberately invoked by ''TabletopGame/{{DungeonsAndDragons}} items called Hems of Dread, minor magical items whose only function is to have spooky GlowingEyesOfDoom, with no actual mechanical bonus for the users.


* Starting with Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movies, every film version of Batman's costume has frowning eyebrows sculpted into the cowl.

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* Starting with Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' ''Film/{{Batman|1989}}'' movies, every film version of Batman's costume has frowning eyebrows sculpted into the cowl.


*** Averted with the Indoril helms of the [[ChurchPolice Ordinators]], which instead have an emotionless FrozenFace. The lore-friendly ''VideoGame/TamrielRebuilt'' GameMod (which seeks to expand ''Morrowind'' by adding the rest of the province of Morrowind) indicates that there are specialized Ordinator groups whose helmets are altered to show other emotions. The ones who have shown up thus far are the Ordinators in Mourning, the guards for the necropolis of Necrom, whose helmets are designed to look like Nerevar (supplementary materials back around ''Morrowind'' said that the Ordinator helmet was based on Nerevar's face) [[ManlyTears crying]].

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*** Averted with the Indoril helms of the [[ChurchPolice Ordinators]], which instead have an emotionless FrozenFace. The lore-friendly lore-friendly[[note]]relative to ''Morrowind''. To avoid either having to do significant edits of vanilla content or being inconsistent to the in-game vanilla lore, lore from games and books ''after'' Morrowind is given lower priority and is discarded if it doesn't fit with ''Morrowind's'' lore or feel[[/note]] ''VideoGame/TamrielRebuilt'' GameMod (which seeks to expand ''Morrowind'' by adding the rest of the province of Morrowind) indicates that there are specialized Ordinator groups whose helmets are altered to show other emotions. The ones who have shown up thus far are the Ordinators in Mourning, the guards for the necropolis of Necrom, whose helmets are designed to look like Nerevar (supplementary materials back around ''Morrowind'' said that the Ordinator helmet was based on Nerevar's face) [[ManlyTears crying]].

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* ''VideoGame/Prototype2'' redesigned the [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/prototype/images/e/e2/P2-BW_Render.png/revision/latest?cb=20120203144517 Blackwatch mask to become this]].


* In ''Film/{{Zardoz}}'', the [[CargoCult Exterminators]] wear grimacing [[TitleDrop Zardoz]] masks.

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* In ''Film/{{Zardoz}}'', the [[CargoCult Exterminators]] wear grimacing [[TitleDrop Zardoz]] masks.masks of the titular Zardoz, their god who showers them with blessings in the form of guns and ammo.

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