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21st Jan '16 10:37:50 AM Willbyr
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* Jiro, the title android in ''[[{{Kikaider}} Android Kikaider: The Animation]]''. His [[TransformationSequence transformation]] from [[HenshinHero "human"]] form to [[PersonOfMassDestruction "robotic superweapon"]] shows not only his clothes but his ''face'' being shredded, revealing the "real" Jiro underneath. But after the MonsterOfTheWeek has been defeated, the next shot of Jiro is almost always his unscathed human form. I'd love to have his tailor. (The skin and clothes are actually made by {{nanomachines}} out of random particles in the area, So...)
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* Jiro, the title android in ''[[{{Kikaider}} ''[[Series/{{Kikaider}} Android Kikaider: The Animation]]''. His [[TransformationSequence transformation]] from [[HenshinHero "human"]] form to [[PersonOfMassDestruction "robotic superweapon"]] shows not only his clothes but his ''face'' being shredded, revealing the "real" Jiro underneath. But after the MonsterOfTheWeek has been defeated, the next shot of Jiro is almost always his unscathed human form. I'd love to have his tailor. (The skin and clothes are actually made by {{nanomachines}} out of random particles in the area, So...)
28th Nov '15 1:15:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Scryed}}'' has a couple of takes on this. Some of the time, armor-like Alters just layer on top of clothes, but in the case of Kazuma's Shell Bullet arm, his actual arm is deconstructed and rebuilt (or just outright vaporized). When he changes back, the clothing on that arm is still there. Could be justified by the fact that they psychically rearrange matter to accomplish these feats and just instinctively know how to put things back together.
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* ''{{Scryed}}'' ''Anime/{{Scryed}}'' has a couple of takes on this. Some of the time, armor-like Alters just layer on top of clothes, but in the case of Kazuma's Shell Bullet arm, his actual arm is deconstructed and rebuilt (or just outright vaporized). When he changes back, the clothing on that arm is still there. Could be justified by the fact that they psychically rearrange matter to accomplish these feats and just instinctively know how to put things back together.
29th Oct '15 9:46:35 AM Willbyr
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* In ''BlackBloodBrothers'', when the "Old Blood" vampire Cain Warlock transforms into his [[WolfMan blue wolf]] form, his clothes are torn to shreds and he triples in size, but those trousers remain unscathed.
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* In ''BlackBloodBrothers'', ''Manga/BlackBloodBrothers'', when the "Old Blood" vampire Cain Warlock transforms into his [[WolfMan blue wolf]] form, his clothes are torn to shreds and he triples in size, but those trousers remain unscathed.

* Totally averted in ''DevilmanLady'', where Jun destroys her garments every time she transforms into a muscular she-devil. Her handler Asuka remarks she needs to remember to bring extra clothes for her after missions.
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* Totally averted in ''DevilmanLady'', ''Manga/DevilmanLady'', where Jun destroys her garments every time she transforms into a muscular she-devil. Her handler Asuka remarks she needs to remember to bring extra clothes for her after missions.

* Kenshiro from ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' has a tendency to "[[HulkingOut hulk out]]" when facing foes he particularly despises or has difficulty defeating, destroying his jacket and undershirt in the process. He seems to have an infinite supply of these jackets and undershirts, as they are always replaced without explanation by the beginning of the next episode -- and sometimes, by the beginning of the next ''scene''. Justified in that he quite literally absorbs it and re-extrudes it when he's finished. * Averted in ''FruitsBasket''; the characters transform back from their animal forms ''au naturel''. The exception being when [[spoiler:Kyo transforms into the super-ultra cursed version of the cat, and gets a pair of his very own magic pants even when in the form of a...lizard-cat-thing. Justified in that the size difference was small enough that they simply stayed on, rather than fall off as they do in most other cases]].
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* Kenshiro from ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' has a tendency to "[[HulkingOut hulk out]]" when facing foes he particularly despises or has difficulty defeating, destroying his jacket and undershirt in the process. He seems to have an infinite supply of these jackets and undershirts, as they are always replaced without explanation by the beginning of the next episode -- and sometimes, by the beginning of the next ''scene''. Justified in that he quite literally absorbs it and re-extrudes it when he's finished. * Averted in ''FruitsBasket''; ''Manga/FruitsBasket''; the characters transform back from their animal forms ''au naturel''. The exception being when [[spoiler:Kyo transforms into the super-ultra cursed version of the cat, and gets a pair of his very own magic pants even when in the form of a...lizard-cat-thing. Justified in that the size difference was small enough that they simply stayed on, rather than fall off as they do in most other cases]].

* Averted in ''SpiceAndWolf'': When Horo has to transform into a CanisMajor to resolve a crisis, her expensive clothes are torn to shreds. To avoid having to buy an another set of clothes, she disrobes first when she has to transform again.
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* Averted in ''SpiceAndWolf'': ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf'': When Horo has to transform into a CanisMajor to resolve a crisis, her expensive clothes are torn to shreds. To avoid having to buy an another set of clothes, she disrobes first when she has to transform again.

* The anime version of ''[[ViolinistofHameln The Violinist of Hamelin]]'' is particularly {{egregious}} about this, especially in the second season. Every time Hamel [[spoiler:transforms into a demon]] his clothes explode off him dramatically, and they're almost always completely intact when he changes back. Made even more painfully obvious when his all-black outfit that Flute made him apparently becomes ''his trademark'' that people recognize him by in his travels. What the hell...?
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* The anime version of ''[[ViolinistofHameln The Violinist of Hamelin]]'' ''Manga/ViolinistofHameln'' is particularly {{egregious}} about this, especially in the second season. Every time Hamel [[spoiler:transforms into a demon]] his clothes explode off him dramatically, and they're almost always completely intact when he changes back. Made even more painfully obvious when his all-black outfit that Flute made him apparently becomes ''his trademark'' that people recognize him by in his travels. What the hell...?
24th Oct '15 5:15:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''MagicalProjectS'' in an episode, both Sasami and Pixy Misa [[OvernightAgeUp age to teenagers]] and grow and become very tall, yet their clothes remain the same. Oddly enough, when the potion's side-effects kick in [[FountainOfYouth and they turn into babies]], Sasami's clothes look huge on her while Misa's change along with her.
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* ''MagicalProjectS'' ''Anime/MagicalProjectS'' in an episode, both Sasami and Pixy Misa [[OvernightAgeUp age to teenagers]] and grow and become very tall, yet their clothes remain the same. Oddly enough, when the potion's side-effects kick in [[FountainOfYouth and they turn into babies]], Sasami's clothes look huge on her while Misa's change along with her.
27th Aug '15 9:30:43 AM HighCrate
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** When the saiyans transform into Giant Apes, they are naked when they change back to normal. In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Freiza's army, including the Saiyans, [[JustifiedTrope wore special armor]] that was ''literally'' one size fits all. Even when Vegeta transforms into a Giant Ape inside them, they still fit. Bulma later replicates this armor. *** This is pushed a bit far in the Bardock special, characters that are clearly wearing cloth material in addition to their spandex or whatever bodysuits still have it on them in Oozaru form, but despite being stretched out so much, it ''still'' wears as loosely as it did on their normal sized form.
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** When In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Goku {{lampshades}} this in first fight against Piccolo Jr. when the saiyans latter grew to [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever gigantic proportions]], with Goku asking how his pants grew with him. ** {{Averted}} when Goku and Gohan transform into Giant Apes, Apes: they are naked when they change back to normal. normal. ** Many characters, most notably Goku during his first fight with Vegeta, suffer ClothingDamage after getting smacked around by enough energy blasts. Even if the rest of their outfit is torn or blasted to shreds, their pants will ''always'' remain more or less intact. ** In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Freiza's Freeza's army, including the Saiyans, [[JustifiedTrope wore wear special armor]] that was is ''literally'' one size fits all. Even when Vegeta transforms into a Giant Ape inside them, they still fit. Bulma later replicates this armor. *** armor. This is pushed a bit far in the Bardock special, characters that are clearly wearing cloth material in addition to their spandex or whatever bodysuits still have it on them in Oozaru form, but despite being stretched out so much, it ''still'' wears as loosely as it did on their normal sized form.

** In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Goku even lampshades this in first fight against Piccolo Jr. when the latter grew to [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever gigantic proportions]], with Goku asking how his pants grew with him.

** Then there's Takane, who, tired of ClothingDamage, starts wearing literal magic clothes that double as armour. However, they have the glaring flaw of having NoOntologicalInertia (as she experienced by fainting after a fight with Negi), and are of little use against [[AntiMagic Asuna]]... proving that in some cases, regular pants are superior.
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** Then there's Takane, who, tired of ClothingDamage, starts wearing literal magic clothes that double as armour.armor. However, they have the glaring flaw of having NoOntologicalInertia (as she experienced by fainting after a fight with Negi), and are of little use against [[AntiMagic Asuna]]... proving that in some cases, regular pants are superior.
20th Aug '15 1:40:57 PM Willbyr
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* First averted, then played straight in ''NewGrapplerBaki'' due to an art continuity error. After Dorian [[spoiler:gets set on fire]], he inexplicably goes from being in his underwear (with his pants gone entirely) to wearing the convenient remains of his sweat pants over a couple of chapters.
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* First averted, then played straight in ''NewGrapplerBaki'' ''[[Manga/BakiTheGrappler New Grappler Baki]]'' due to an art continuity error. After Dorian [[spoiler:gets set on fire]], he inexplicably goes from being in his underwear (with his pants gone entirely) to wearing the convenient remains of his sweat pants over a couple of chapters.
14th Aug '15 2:26:07 PM wootzits
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* Averted in ''{{Claymore}}'': [[spoiler:the organization's ultimate weapon, Alicia,]] who transforms in a slightly-more-than-human sized creature with blades for arms, has a special uniform made of a material that apparently stretches to accommodate her changed form. How the hell it doesn't tear or dull the blades is, however, not explained.
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* Averted in ''{{Claymore}}'': ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'': [[spoiler:the organization's ultimate weapon, Alicia,]] who transforms in a slightly-more-than-human sized creature with blades for arms, has a special uniform made of a material that apparently stretches to accommodate her changed form. How the hell it doesn't tear or dull the blades is, however, not explained.

* Averted in ''{{Claymore}}'': [[spoiler:the organization's ultimate weapon, Alicia,]] who transforms in ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'', when Nagasumi [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever turns into a slightly-more-than-human sized creature with blades for arms, has a special uniform made giant]] after drinking some mermaid health concoction, mentally scarring several characters. ** Whether [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting young mermaids exposed to water]] have this or not varies according to the demands of a material that apparently stretches to accommodate the plot: most of the time they do, but one episode was based around Nagasumi drying off Lunar's tail so she could change back, leaving his hands on her changed form. How bare ass [[MistakenForCheating at the hell it doesn't tear or dull the blades is, however, not explained.worst possible time.]]

* Extreme example in ''PandoraHearts'': When Alice turns into her Black Rabbit form, not only do her clothes change size with her, but her miniskirt turns into a pair of pants! (Could be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by magic.)
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* Extreme example in ''PandoraHearts'': ''Manga/PandoraHearts'': When Alice turns into her Black Rabbit form, not only do her clothes change size with her, but her miniskirt turns into a pair of pants! (Could be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by magic.)

* ''RosarioToVampire'' does a LampshadeHanging on it in one of the {{Omake}}. Given that nearly everyone in the manga is some sort of monster taking on human form, Magic Pants must be part of the school dress code.
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* ''RosarioToVampire'' ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' does a LampshadeHanging on it in one of the {{Omake}}. Given that nearly everyone in the manga is some sort of monster taking on human form, Magic Pants must be part of the school dress code.

* Averted in ''SetoNoHanayome'', when Nagasumi [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever turns into a giant]] after drinking some mermaid health concoction, mentally scarring several characters. ** Whether [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting young mermaids exposed to water]] have this or not varies according to the demands of the plot: most of the time they do, but one episode was based around Nagasumi drying off Lunar's tail so she could change back, leaving his hands on her bare ass [[MistakenForCheating at the worst possible time.]]
14th Aug '15 1:17:23 PM Willbyr
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* Averted with the gold dragon Filia Ul Copt in ''{{Slayers}}''. While she does seem to produce a new outfit every time afterward, she explicitly states that the old one gets destroyed during the transformation from human to dragon. This comes into play when she is locked up in a cell and mentions that she could simply change into her dragon form to escape, but would end up naked during the transformation and politely asks the guard to turn his head. The guard refuses. Not because she was trying to escape, but because he didn't want to miss a chance to see her naked.
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* Averted with the gold dragon Filia Ul Copt in ''{{Slayers}}''.''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}''. While she does seem to produce a new outfit every time afterward, she explicitly states that the old one gets destroyed during the transformation from human to dragon. This comes into play when she is locked up in a cell and mentions that she could simply change into her dragon form to escape, but would end up naked during the transformation and politely asks the guard to turn his head. The guard refuses. Not because she was trying to escape, but because he didn't want to miss a chance to see her naked.

* Averted in ''ThoseWhoHuntElves'', where one of the characters was tricked into growing specifically because it would rip all of her clothes off. ItMakesSenseInContext.
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* Averted in ''ThoseWhoHuntElves'', ''Manga/ThoseWhoHuntElves'', where one of the characters was tricked into growing specifically because it would rip all of her clothes off. ItMakesSenseInContext.

* Pepper of ''UruseiYatsura'' has the power to shed all of her skin at will. Her clothes are treated as if they were part of her skin, as when she uses the power both her and the shed skin are fully clothed.
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* Pepper of ''UruseiYatsura'' ''Anime/UruseiYatsura'' has the power to shed all of her skin at will. Her clothes are treated as if they were part of her skin, as when she uses the power both her and the shed skin are fully clothed.

* Lampshaded by Yusuke in ''YuYuHakushoAbridged''. "His pants know just when to stop ripping, don't they."
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* Lampshaded by Yusuke in ''YuYuHakushoAbridged''. "His pants know just when to stop ripping, don't they."" ----
17th Jun '15 1:02:51 AM StFan
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* Averted in ''{{Moldiver}}'', where in the heat of the moment Mirai sometimes forgets that her TransformationSequence destroys clothing and finds herself naked after transforming back if she doesn't remove her clothes and fold them tidily away before activating the Mol unit.
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* Averted in ''{{Moldiver}}'', ''Anime/{{Moldiver}}'', where in the heat of the moment Mirai sometimes forgets that her TransformationSequence destroys clothing and finds herself naked after transforming back if she doesn't remove her clothes and fold them tidily away before activating the Mol unit.
10th Jun '15 7:14:51 PM Kid
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** This becomes a plot point when Darui fights Kinkaku and Ginkaku: when Kinkaku [[spoiler:did a tailed beast transformation]] which resulted in the weapon he was using being unreachable and thus eliminating the possibility of [[HoistByHisOwnPetard using it on him]] [[spoiler:as happened to Ginkaku.]]
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** This becomes a plot point when Darui fights Kinkaku and Ginkaku: Ginkaku, when Kinkaku [[spoiler:did a tailed beast transformation]] which resulted in the weapon he was using being unreachable and thus eliminating the possibility of [[HoistByHisOwnPetard using it on him]] [[spoiler:as happened to Ginkaku.]]
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