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1%%²%%Any entry must also tell us in some way that the character is an action hero. Any that don't are to be commented out as zero context examples (since the hat alone is NOT enough for this trope).²%%²²[[quoteright:220:[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull]]]]²[[caption-width-right:220:If adventure has a hat, it must be Franchise/IndianaJones's.]]²²->''"For the heroes, even the fedora, jacket, and khakis were common attire". ''²-->-- '''Creator/JamesRolfe''' in the intro to [[ the top 10 dumbest Indiana Jones moments]]²²For some {{Action Hero}}es, a fedora is just the kind of hat to wear while in a FightScene, ChaseScene, or just doing anything badass.²²In some of the adventure {{Film Serial}}s, the fedora would be worn by the hero, usually as a means of hiding his face when played by a StuntDouble. When Indiana Jones came along, it solidified the hat as a sign of the adventurer (at least to modern audiences). It can also become an IconicItem. Another function the fedora serves is that it gives the hero a distinctive silhouette.²²Just be careful not to confuse a trilby (a hat with a similar arc, but a short, curled brim around the perimeter and made from sewn fabric rather than shaped felt) for a fedora.²²A fedora is also one of the most common hats used in a CoatHatMask outfit.²²'''Important: This is not just any protagonist wearing a fedora. There has to be an action element.'''²²A SubTrope of NiceHat.²²A SisterTrope to AdventurerOutfit, ScarfOfAsskicking.²----²!!Action Heroes Wearing This Hat²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]²²%%* [[BadassInANiceSuit Solf Kimblee]] from ''[[Manga/FullMetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' wears a fedora as part of his outfit.²* Firo of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' wears his hat, even when singlehandedly [[CurbStompBattle beating up a group of thugs]]. And the hat [[ stays on the whole time]].²%%* Reborn from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' also wears a fedora, which he pulls off spectacularly.²%%* Koon Agero Agnis from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' after the time skip.²* In ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', all powerful vampire Alucard wears a nice-looking fedora as part of his suit when he slays his enemies. [[spoiler:He got it from Abraham Van Helsing.]]²%%* Daisuke Jigen of ''Characters/LupinIII'' wears a dark fedora, with the brim usually pulled down, covering the top half of his face. Combined with his slouch, it looks like he's always taking a nap.²* Sera of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has one, although she only wears it in her first few appearances. She's definitely of the reasons is that she beat Ran at her own game (asskicking) with Jeet Kune Do.²* [[OldSuperhero Joseph Joestar]] from ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' wears one of these during his stint as part of the main cast of Part Three, which involves traveling to Egypt and fighting Stand-user assassins. ²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Comic Books ]]²²%%* ComicBook/TheSpirit, as part of his CoatHatMask.²%%* Comicbook/TheQuestion, as part of his CoatHatMask²%%* Rorschach in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', who is an {{Expy}} of the Question.²* ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger, although he doesn't really get into traditional fights.²%%* The Sandman, the original GasMaskLongcoat hero, and founding member of Comicbook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica. later adopted by his former KidSidekick Sandy the Golden Boy, [[SidekickGraduationsStick when he became Sand]].²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Film ]]²²* ''Film/{{Borsalino}}'': The title of the film comes from the headgear of its male characters, who are all mobsters.²* Franchise/IndianaJones wears this hat in all his films when he fights cultists, Nazis, and communists in his AdventureArchaeologist escapades. ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' even begins with how he got his hat, and it was also at the end of a wild adventure.²%%* Fred C Dobbs in ''Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre''²%%* David Jones in ''Film/{{China}}''²%%* Harry Steele (Charlton Heston) in ''Film/SecretOfTheIncas''.²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Literature ]]²²* Firo from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' wears a classy green fedora, and is an expert in unarmed combat and knife fighting.²* Pythagoras from ''[[Literature/TheCrewOfTheCopperColoredCupids The Crew of the Copper-Colored Cupids]]'' wears a fedora as part of his habit of dressing up like a HardboiledDetective, and as for the rear-kicking, he is the man (or, as it were, droid) who managed to stare down an EldritchAbomination and make it work at a post office. ²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]²²* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Fourth Doctor would often wear a fedora. He wasn't particularly aggressive in terms of combat, but could fight evil in many ways.²* In ''Series/TheGreenHornet'', the titular character wears one as part of his CoatHatMask as he fought crime.²%%* Cain, the eponymous ''Series/TinMan'', wears one²* Wannabe HardboiledDetective Shotaro Hidari, [[FusionDance half]] of ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'', wears fedoras. He inherited them from his mentor, actual HardboiledDetective Sokichi Narumi aka Kamen Rider Skull, and ''he'' was so badass he wore a white fedora ''even as Skull''. Sokichi's damaged hat becomes a TragicKeepsake for Shotaro [[spoiler:until the penultimate episode, where he finally pulls it off the wall and wears it when he confronts the BigBad Jun Kazu and defeats him '''without''' transforming into Double, including an epic moment where he uses the hat to block Kazu's powers.]]²%%* Raymond "Red" Reddington in ''Series/TheBlacklist''.²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Video Games ]]²²* Gennojo Hyuga from the ''[[VideoGame/ShikigamiNoShiro Castle of Shikigami]]'' BulletHell series of games is an investigator who flies around firing arcing fireballs and transforming into a werewolf when enraged, due to having the blood of an ancient wolfgod in his veins. He wears a black suit and fedora-style hat.²%%* Sundown Kid from ''VideoGame/LiveALive'', seeing that his scenario is based on Wild West, comes with one.²* Hazama/Terumi Yuuki is one of the brawlers from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''.²* In ''VideoGame/Onimusha2SamuraisDestiny'', one of Jubei's alternate costumes is an anachronistic gangster outfit with fedora and shades as he cuts up demons as usual. This outfit only appears in a brief minigame, ''The Man in Black.''²%%* Phantom R in ''VideoGame/RhythmThiefAndTheEmperorsTreasure'' wears one as part of a [[BadassInANiceSuit nice suit]].²* ''VideoGame/LaMulana'''s Lemeza Kosugi rocks a green fedora as he explores dangerous caverns and ruins. He has to hold it on while falling or riding some fast vehicles.²* Baek Doo San is one of the brawlers from the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series. Although his default costume is a Taekwondo uniform, he has an alternate costume which features him in a suit complete with a fedora.²%%* ''VideoGame/HotTinRoofTheCatThatWoreAFedora'': Overlapping with NiceHat and HatOfAuthority, hats are a big deal, since only detectives from the Depot can wear fedoras. Franky is the first cat to join the Depot, thus making her ''The Cat That Wore A Fedora''. Franky's fans even wear cardboard fedoras.²* The Spy from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has his original hat, The Fancy Fedora. He has other hats but the Fedora was his first. Many players who wear it are quite experienced, so expect some asskicking, especially if it's unusual.²* The remake of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'': has Mr.X sport quite the cap on top of his evil head. For a [[spoiler: Tyrant model]], he's quite fond of it; for if you shoot it off of his head, he'll stop with the UnflinchingWalk and just charge at you at full speed.²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Webcomics ]]²²* ''Webcomic/PlushAndBlood'': Fox ([=AKA=] the Devil's Right Hand) can be seen wearing one during one of his early fights [[ here]]. (Just read the first two dozen or so pages for more asskicking) By the end of the "Unstuffed" arc, it has clearly [[ seen better days]].²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Web Original ]]²²* Although Linkara of ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'' didn't start out as an action hero, the plotlines eventually made him one.²%%* Eskay and Umbra of ''Roleplay/WeAreAllPokemonTrainers'' both wear black fedoras. The former's fedora has [[HatDamage a slit in the side]] of ambiguous origin.²* Inverted with WebVideo/DemoReel's Donnie [=DuPre=]. When he's with the fedora, the only thing he seems to know how to do well is flirt to get what he wants. When he loses it, he becomes a DamselOutOfDistress and gives the family holding him hostage a blistering TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.²* Graeme in ''WebAnimation/MrPlastimime'' wears a fedora, and [[spoiler:climbs the side of an apartment building to save Betsy from a fire that broke out in hers]].²* Also inverted on ''WebVideo/ThePaulPowersShow''. Paul's never seen without his trademark fedora, but instead of kicking ass, he gets his own ass kicked repeatedly by Batman.²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Western Animation ]]²* ''WesternAnimation/CarmenSandiego'': The eponymous character is upgraded to a full action character (when it was merely implied in the rest of [[Franchise/CarmenSandiego the franchise]]), and she often wears her wide-brimmed fedora while doing car chases, RoofHopping or doing one-on-one fights.²* Chip of ''WesternAnimation/ChipAndDaleRescueRangers'', wears one with a bomber jacket, as he and his friends go off to thwart evil.²%%* Manitoba Smith from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'', in direct homage to Indie up there.²* Perry the Platypus in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is a member of a secret agency where all field agents are {{action pet}}s who wear fedoras.²* In ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', the egotistical eponymous superhero wears one with a particularly wide brim as part of his costume.²* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' where the gang is roleplaying (the episode is a parody of Franchise/IndianaJones), Kaeloo has to pick between Stumpy and Quack Quack as to who should play the hero of the story. She picks Quack Quack just because he has a fedora.²²[[/folder]]²----


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