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* The seahorse from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' wears one, to signify that he is a member of King Triton's court.

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* The seahorse from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' ''WesternAnimation/{{The Little Mermaid|1989}}'' wears one, to signify that he is a member of King Triton's court.



* Pampered pooch Percy from Disney's ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' had one while lounging in Governor Ratcliffe's tent. It was torn to shreds in his furious pursuit of the RascallyRaccoon Meeko.
* Little John wears one in Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood'' while posing as Sir Reginald, Duke of Chutney. This guise allows him to hover near Prince John during the phony archery tournament meant to snare Robin Hood.

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* Pampered pooch Percy from Disney's ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Pocahontas}}'' had one while lounging in Governor Ratcliffe's tent. It was torn to shreds in his furious pursuit of the RascallyRaccoon Meeko.
* Little John wears one in Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood'' ''WesternAnimation/RobinHood'' while posing as Sir Reginald, Duke of Chutney. This guise allows him to hover near Prince John during the phony archery tournament meant to snare Robin Hood.

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* The Pontifical Guard wear ruff collars as part of their traditional dress uniform, although theirs are worn turned up rather than as a flat disk.


A ruff is a frilly, circular collar that was very popular in Western Europe. It was invented some time in [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance the 1500's]]. Back then, they were mainly worn by upper-class individuals. Because said individuals were the only ones rich enough to hire artists, you see the trademark collar in so many portraits from that era. They tend to vary in width[[note]]The largest ones had a width of a foot or more and needed a wire frame to support them[[/note]] and thickness, but they are always pleated fabric collars. They are usually depicted in white, although other colors, such as black or red, may be used instead.

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A ruff is a frilly, circular collar that was very popular in Western Europe. It was invented some time in [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance the 1500's]]. Back then, they were mainly worn by upper-class individuals. Because said individuals were the only ones rich enough to hire artists, you see the trademark collar in so many portraits from that era. They tend to vary in width[[note]]The largest ones had a width of a foot or more and needed a wire frame to support them[[/note]] and thickness, but they are always pleated fabric collars. They are usually depicted in white, white[[note]] Actual ruffs were often dyed in pastel colors, and Elizabeth I went so far as to ban blue ruffs as part of her sumptuary laws.[[/note]], although other colors, such as black or red, may be used instead.might appear in monochromatic costumes or on [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland the Queen of Hearts]].


A ruff is a frilly, circular collar that was very popular in Western Europe. It was invented some time in [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance the 1500's]]. Back then, they were mainly worn by upper-class individuals. Because said individuals were the only ones rich enough to hire artists, you see the trademark collar in so many portraits from that era. They tend to vary in width[[note]]The largest ones had a width of a foot or more and needed a wire frame to support them[[/note]] and thickness, but they are always pleated fabric collars. They are usually white, although other colors, such as black or red, may be used instead.

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A ruff is a frilly, circular collar that was very popular in Western Europe. It was invented some time in [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance the 1500's]]. Back then, they were mainly worn by upper-class individuals. Because said individuals were the only ones rich enough to hire artists, you see the trademark collar in so many portraits from that era. They tend to vary in width[[note]]The largest ones had a width of a foot or more and needed a wire frame to support them[[/note]] and thickness, but they are always pleated fabric collars. They are usually depicted in white, although other colors, such as black or red, may be used instead.


* Pilaf from ''Anime/DragonBall'' is an arrogant character who fancies himself an emperor, and wears a ruff to show it. He also plans to TakeOverTheWorld.

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* Pilaf from ''Anime/DragonBall'' ''Manga/DragonBall'' is an arrogant character who fancies himself an emperor, and wears a ruff to show it. He also plans to TakeOverTheWorld.


->"They did not call out to the crowd. but rather chattered and gossiped among themselves, teasing one another and cooling themselves with fans, their stiff ruffled collars moving only slightly in the breeze."

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->"They ->''"They did not call out to the crowd. but rather chattered and gossiped among themselves, teasing one another and cooling themselves with fans, their stiff ruffled collars moving only slightly in the breeze.""''

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* Queen Nakhta in ''VisualNovel/ThePiratesFate'' wears one, as part of her overall Elizabethan design. In one route she gets a new one, even bigger and more impractical, more resembling a cobra's hood than a fashion statement.

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** One is also worn by the Queen Ant in ''The Grasshopper and the Ants''.


** In the Silly Symphony ''Music Land'', the Queen of the Land of Symphony wears one. Fitting, as she is a rather strict, uptight ruler.

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** In the Silly Symphony ''Music Land'', ''WesternAnimation/MusicLand'', the Queen of the Land of Symphony wears one. Fitting, as she is a rather strict, uptight ruler.


->"They did not call out to the crowd. but rather chattered and gossiped among themselves, teasing one another and cooling themselves with dans, their stiff ruffled collars moving only slightly in the breeze."

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->"They did not call out to the crowd. but rather chattered and gossiped among themselves, teasing one another and cooling themselves with dans, fans, their stiff ruffled collars moving only slightly in the breeze."

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->"They did not call out to the crowd. but rather chattered and gossiped among themselves, teasing one another and cooling themselves with dans, their stiff ruffled collars moving only slightly in the breeze."
-->-- '''[[Literature/SecretSeries This Isn't What it Looks Like]]'''

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* In an unusual non-royalty example, Deviot from ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' (and his counterpart Biznella from ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman'') have one of these around their necks- and they're ''robots''. Apparently the motif was that of a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierrot pierrot]], but this doesn't really come across at all and he just looks goofy- and it's even worse as he has a giant ponytail of "robo-hair" that trails down the back of his ruff- making him a FashionVictimVillain. But the character's actions- MagnificentBastard doesn't even ''begin'' to cover it- help make up for his odd appearance.


A ruff is a frilly, circular collar that was very popular in Western Europe. It was invented some time in the 1500's. Back then, they were mainly worn by upper-class individuals. Because said individuals were the only ones rich enough to hire artists, you see the trademark collar in so many portraits from that era. They tend to vary in width[[note]]The largest ones had a width of a foot or more and needed a wire frame to support them[[/note]] and thickness, but they are always pleated fabric collars. They are usually white, although other colors, such as black or red, may be used instead.

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A ruff is a frilly, circular collar that was very popular in Western Europe. It was invented some time in [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance the 1500's.1500's]]. Back then, they were mainly worn by upper-class individuals. Because said individuals were the only ones rich enough to hire artists, you see the trademark collar in so many portraits from that era. They tend to vary in width[[note]]The largest ones had a width of a foot or more and needed a wire frame to support them[[/note]] and thickness, but they are always pleated fabric collars. They are usually white, although other colors, such as black or red, may be used instead.

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** Note that this tradition started for a practical reason. When powdered wigs became fashionable in the 18th century, the ruffs were useful in keeping the powder off the black robes worn by the priests. And while the powdered wigs went away, the ruffs stayed on.

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