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* 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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* 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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* The Duke in ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' started out wearing a ruff, but this feature vanished to reduce pencil mileage in a daily syndicated strip.

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* Music/Klau

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Avant-garde singer/musician/artist Music/KlausNomi sometimes wore a ruff in ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' started out the latter part of his career, when he wasn't wearing a ruff, but this feature vanished high collars. He wore these items to reduce pencil mileage in a daily syndicated strip.hide his Kaposi's Sarcoma (Nomi had developed AIDS, and the tumor, which developed on his neck, was one of the opportunistic diseases that killed him).


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* The Duke in ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'' started out wearing a ruff, but this feature vanished to reduce pencil mileage in a daily syndicated strip.
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* There are still some people who wear ruffs as part of their jobs. In particular, priests of the Church of Denmark (Denmark's established Lutheran church) wear thin but wide ruffs when leading services.


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* IKEA offers the "Queen's Collar" as part of their LATTJO costume set. "Encourages role play which helps children to develop social skills by imitating grown-ups and inventing their own roles."

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* The Queen of Midland from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' has this ruff, as do a number of the more arrogant nobles.

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