Live Poll: The Best Iron Mask

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The list page: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls029864054/

While doing a list on masks, I had realized there is a whole group of characters that wears masks made of any metal, not necessarily iron. This all seams to have started with Alexander Dumas’ classic novel “The Man In The Iron Mask” which, as a side note, was a fictional story based on the real fact, that in France, there was indeed an actual unknown prisoner condemned to wear an iron mask as part of his incarceration. Well, which one of these metal mask (including iron) wearing characters has the best metal mask? And yes, every film version of “The Man In The Iron Mask” are listed as separate entries.

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/rKIl4AijLR8/
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Posted 3 months ago

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IronMan & Ant Man
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NoPantsBatman™

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Maybe Bane, from The Dark Knight Rises, is eligible to this list.
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He barely qualifies because of the substantial metal tubing in the mask.
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FYC: 
Not one but two suggestions from "The Flash":
The Man in Iron Mask (spoiler protected person) and Atom Smasher
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Both added. I love the play on “Thr Man In The Iron Mask” point there.
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Metallic masks are kind of a theme in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
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Destro
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The movie made Destro's ancestor out to be L'Homme au Masque de Fer.
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Oh it is a very big theme . Check out the quotes to the character James McCullen - 1641. It doesn’t show the mask be it indicates he was the man in the iron mask.
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Iron Man
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https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1750865/RackMultipart20180910-95920-1asqcav-joe.jpg?1536541105

https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1750866/RackMultipart20180910-115588-yti9v6-death_of_golden_face.jpg?1536541122
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Imdb addresses please.
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Yes, of course, dgranger. We don't necessarily have one for the latter just yet, but the former is rm1081669376. Thank you for showing interest.
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Come to think of it, we probably shouldn't use the image of the scene of the fancy face character's embarrassing death. A shot of him looking prestigious is rm3139247616.
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Both added. Also try the older Mad Max film, “The Road Warrior” . The Humungus : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082694/...
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Added Cliff / The Rocketeer.
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Just added two more. RoboCop and Juggernaut.
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Just a typo: "This all seams", should be "seems".
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Also: 
I had realized there is a whole group of characters that wear masks ...
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Edits done.
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'Interesting idea for a poll with interesting images, too. 'Very cool. 

May I suggest just two more small edits? (Below in bold: 'just moved a comma one word over and changed "are to "is" ... "Every film versions is...")

While doing a list on masks, I had realized there is a whole group of characters that wear masks made of any metal, not necessarily iron. This all seems to have started with Alexander Dumas’ classic novel “The Man In The Iron Mask” which, as a side note, was a fictional story based on the real fact that, in France, there was indeed an actual unknown prisoner condemned to wear an iron mask as part of his incarceration. Well, which one of these metal mask (including iron) wearing characters has the best metal mask? And yes, every film version of “The Man In The Iron Mask” is listed as separate entries.


I love this:  Again, unmask yourself hereif you want to talk about the subject.                                        

You're so good at coming up with clever things to say in the link back besides "discuss here." : )

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If you want to make the edits but the poll goes live first, you can always do a re-push, of course.

It'll be interesting to see the results of this poll because of all the good options. 
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Edits done. Thanks for the phrase. But this is really a bu- product of the other list because as I was doing it, I had noticed how all the masks were falling into categories or styles. And this one, The Iron Mask does seem to have been mostly started by Dumas’ story.
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Yes, that's really interesting, which is one reason I like the intro. That would have never occurred to me that it all started with Dumas. That reminds me: I can no longer hear or read the author's name without immediately thinking of the scene in 'Shawshank Redemption' when Heywood mispronounces his name and cracks himself up, lol. 
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This list is so massive (not a bad thing), it almost requires head to head matches to slowly knock down the list.  This would be an EPIC Capcom Versus video game.