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Basic Trope: A character wears an absurd amount of belts.

  • Straight: Bob wears four belts as part of his typical outfit.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Bob's normal outfit contains belts around his arms, across his chest, a few around each leg, on his shoes...
    • One around his head...
    • In fact, it's entirely made of belts. Somehow.
  • Downplayed: Bob's outfit could stay together without a belt. He has two of them anyway.
  • Justified:
    • Bob's outfit is very baggy in several places, and belts are the quickest way for him to solve this.
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    • Bob's belts have magic effects, store ammunition, or otherwise provide a useful function.
    • Bob's belts do all these things, and his people use belts instead of drawstrings.
    • In the future, people keep so many gadgets on them, people often wear bandoliers to hold on to them all. People with even more stuff often wear 2.
    • Bob is a professional wrestler who's won four separate championships, and he needs some way to display this.
  • Inverted:
    • Bob wears no belts, even though it looks like he needs one.
    • Bob wears a sweatshirt through his belt loops. No belt anywhere.
  • Subverted: Bob prepares to get dressed in his battle outfit, with four belts... but it turns out that three of them are actually parts of other outfits accidentally stored with it.
  • Double Subverted: ...But Bob wears all four belts anyway.
  • Parodied: Bob's outfit consists of nothing but many, many belts due to his effort to seem "stylish", and he trips on one whenever he tries to move.
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  • Zig Zagged: The number of belts on Bob's outfit changes every scene.
  • Averted: Bob's outfit has one belt, and it's just to hold up his pants.
  • Enforced: "This character's outfit looks boring! Come on, just throw in a few belts."
  • Lampshaded: "Are you sure you need that many belts, Bob?"
  • Invoked: Bob wants to look stylish, so he buys some extra belts to add to his usual outfit.
  • Exploited: Bob starts a belt shop knowing that adventurers are on the rise and they love that sort of thing.
  • Defied: Bob buys an outfit that comes with quite a few belts, but decides they look ridiculous and discards them, wearing the outfit without them.
  • Discussed: "Bob, why do you have that many belts? If anything, they'll probably restrict your movement!" "...So? They look cool!"
  • Conversed: Bob puts on his belt and comments that if he was a fictional character, he'd probably be wearing about ten of them.
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  • Deconstructed: Bob's ability in combat is hampered by the many oddly-placed belts he wore for fashion, and he takes serious damage because of it.
  • Reconstructed: Even though he wears several belts, Bob makes sure to put them in places where they won't restrict his movement or combat ability.
  • Played For Laughs: Bob freaks out when he realizes he's lost one of his belts. He wears so many that nobody knows the difference.
  • Played For Drama: There can never be... too many bandoliers.

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