The helmet is a functional, yet elegant, capstone for the set. It is a single piece that fits over the head to rest easily upon the shoulders and lock securely into place. The helmet's appearance of inflexibility and restrictive visibility is deceiving; set into the front of the helmet is a wide-angled viewport that provides nearly unobstructed vision and peripherals, including vision filters and magnifiers. The rigid appearance is intended to intimidate, showing only a minimal black faceplate and an unreadable, unemotional visage. Some modified versions of the helmet add a vertical cut below the normal horizontal viewport to provide even greater vision. The helmet also includes an internal comlink for coordination and communication. The helmet is traditionally scarlet-coloured when used by the Imperial Royal Guard.