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Basic Trope: Rough leathers and animal skins are the preferred wear of the Proud Warrior Race.
  • Straight: Alice the Aggressive is the Warrior Princess of the Winter Tribe, and her Iconic Outfit includes a long cape of white fox pelts crudely sewn together, and a mini skirt made of their tails.
  • Exaggerated: She didn't have to kill the foxes. They just make a cape and skirt for her after she defeated their king in battle.
  • Downplayed: Alice just wears some leather armor with a bit of fur trim.
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  • Justified: Wearing the normal clothes of her tribe just doesn't strike fear into the hearts of her enemies.
  • Inverted: Alice wears a pink frilly dress, while the more civilized kingdoms wear bearskins and other hides.
  • Subverted: Alice shows up to a gala wearing a silk, beaded bodice with a full length white fur skirt.
  • Double Subverted: Of course that outfit does nothing to keep Alice from Kicking Ass in All Her Finery.
  • Parodied:
    • Even the Winter Tribe has people protesting them wearing animal skins. The protesters still get chased away very easily when the tribe goes after them, with weapons held high.
    • Alice holds a barbarian Fashion Show.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice dresses in whatever wear is appropriate for the land she's in.
  • Enforced: The producer is a barbarian fanboy.
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: Princess Mary has the hots for Alice, and insists that she wear the clothes of her people when visiting Mary's palace.
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  • Exploited: Alice wears that full length white fur skirt, because she finds that as she walks, it makes a good cushion for her axes, blades, and clubs.
  • Defied: Alice is not going to wear furs like that, and give into the stereotypes. She can fight in perfectly good manufactured fur coats, thank you very much.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Played For Laughs: Alice makes a crude jacket of fox pelts over her rough leather bikini when she wants to go raiding the tropical coastal cities.
  • Played For Drama: Alice has trouble getting respect in her travels, due to looking like a culture from centuries ago.
  • Played For Horror: Alice the Ravager has a winter version of her Scary Impractical Armor that is lined with black fur. It still looks monstrous to her victims.

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