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12th Feb '17 12:08:14 PM comicwriter
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** Mantis wears fairly conservative outfit with ches leggings, a far cry from her original oufit in the comics, which had a grass skirt and a shirt that showed off a lot of cleavage.

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** Mantis wears fairly conservative outfit with ches leggings, a far cry from her original oufit in costume from the comics, which had a grass skirt and a shirt that showed off a lot of cleavage.
12th Feb '17 12:07:06 PM comicwriter
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** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'':

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** * ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'':
12th Feb '17 12:06:31 PM comicwriter
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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' introduces Mantis, who wears a very faithful recreation of her costume from the comics, with the main difference being the addition of some leggings and the removal of the plunging v neck.

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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' introduces Mantis, who ** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'':
** Mantis
wears fairly conservative outfit with ches leggings, a very faithful recreation of her costume far cry from her original oufit in the comics, with the main difference being the addition of some leggings which had a grass skirt and the removal a shirt that showed off a lot of the plunging v neck.cleavage.
** Likewise, Ayesha sports a very regal-looking golden gown, in contrast to her comic costume, which is a LeotardOfPower that also shows off a fair bit of cleavage DependingOnTheArtist.
6th Feb '17 3:42:30 PM WillBGood
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* Both Madelyne Prior and Emma Frost got hit with this in the ''Comicbook/{{Inferno}}'' and ''Comicbook/AgeOfApocalypse'' tie-ins to ''Comicbook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}:

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* Both Madelyne Prior and Emma Frost got hit with this in the ''Comicbook/{{Inferno}}'' and ''Comicbook/AgeOfApocalypse'' tie-ins to ''Comicbook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}:Wars|2015}}'':
6th Feb '17 3:42:05 PM WillBGood
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** Franchise/WonderWoman [[http://theculturednerd.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/justiceleaguewarmain.jpg sports a faux-turtleneck look]] complete with sleeves.

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** Franchise/WonderWoman [[http://theculturednerd.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/justiceleaguewarmain.jpg [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zj-JPEz5G6o/U7zTimntANI/AAAAAAAAbWM/thXDePJcv2E/s1600/P6250297.JPG sports a faux-turtleneck look]] complete with sleeves.



* In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', ComicBook/ScarletWitch, traditionally one of the most notoriously and frequently {{Stripperiffic}} superhero comics characters, wears a knee-length long-sleeved dress (albeit with some [[Zettai Ryouiki]]). Both Creator/JossWhedon and Creator/ElizabethOlsen have stated in interviews that it was established early on in casting that Olsen would not be required to wear any of the character's less modest comic outfits.

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* In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', ComicBook/ScarletWitch, traditionally one of the most notoriously and frequently {{Stripperiffic}} superhero comics characters, wears a knee-length long-sleeved dress (albeit with some [[Zettai Ryouiki]]).ZettaiRyouiki). Both Creator/JossWhedon and Creator/ElizabethOlsen have stated in interviews that it was established early on in casting that Olsen would not be required to wear any of the character's less modest comic outfits.
5th Feb '17 1:39:29 AM Luppercus
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* Queen La when she shows up in ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfTarzan'' is considerably more modest than she was in Edgar Rice Burroughs's original books - where she was completely nude. Here she wears a cape and FurBikini.



* Queen La when she shows up in ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfTarzan'' is considerably more modest than she was in Edgar Rice Burroughs's original books - where she was completely nude. Here she wears a cape and FurBikini.

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* Queen La when she shows up in ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfTarzan'' is considerably more modest than she was in Edgar Rice Burroughs's original books - where she was completely nude. Here she wears a cape and FurBikini.
5th Feb '17 1:37:55 AM Luppercus
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* In ''ComicBook/BatmanNoel'', Robin's classic costume was modified to replace the shorts with long pants.



* Prior to this, Franchise/WonderWoman had been given a complete overhaul in JMichaelStraczynski's short-lived ContinuityReboot. The new Wonder Woman outfit featured a leather jacket and a pair of pants to make her seem more "modern", but both of these elements were ditched for the ''New 52'' relaunch of the series.

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* ** Prior to this, Franchise/WonderWoman had been given a complete overhaul in JMichaelStraczynski's short-lived ContinuityReboot. The new Wonder Woman outfit featured a leather jacket and a pair of pants to make her seem more "modern", but both of these elements were ditched for the ''New 52'' relaunch of the series.



* Downplayed in ''ComicBook/WarlordOfMars''. While nobody is ever full-blown nude like in [[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars source material]] (where males wore only leather harnesses and females wore [[DiamondsInTheBuff jewelry and nothing else]]), Martians don't cover up much for that matter. The White Martians surprisingly [[InvertedTrope invert this trope]]: the books state they are the most modest of people on the planet by wearing long robes, while the comics depicts them [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/white_martians.JPG as scantily-clad as everyone else]].



* In ''ComicBook/BatmanNoel'', Robin's classic costume was modified to replace the shorts with long pants.
* Downplayed in ''ComicBook/WarlordOfMars''. While nobody is ever full-blown nude like in [[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars source material]] (where males wore only leather harnesses and females wore [[DiamondsInTheBuff jewelry and nothing else]]), Martians don't cover up much for that matter. The White Martians surprisingly [[InvertedTrope invert this trope]]: the books state they are the most modest of people on the planet by wearing long robes, while the comics depicts them [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/white_martians.JPG as scantily-clad as everyone else]].



* In ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'' story, mermaids are depicted the way they traditionally are--topless. In the [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Disney adaptation]], Ariel and the other mermaids wear {{Seashell Bra}}s, with an exception being Ariel's daughter Melody in the sequel (who wear a shirt because she was transformed from a human into a mermaid).



* In ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'' story, mermaids are depicted the way they traditionally are--topless. In the [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Disney adaptation]], Ariel and the other mermaids wear {{Seashell Bra}}s, with an exception being Ariel's daughter Melody in the sequel (who wear a shirt because she was transformed from a human into a mermaid).



* ''Series/{{Arrow}}''
** ComicBook/BlackCanary's trademark fishnet stockings are replaced with a pair of leather pants. The second Black Canary takes it a step further, taking the original Canary's [[http://media.dcentertainment.com/sites/default/files/imce/2013/12-DEC/Canary1_529d56046252b5.15986980.jpg cleavage baring corset top]] and replacing it with something more like a [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/greenarrow/images/a/a9/Black_Canary_Katie_Cassidy.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20141113054911 turtleneck.]]
** Comicbook/{{Huntress}} is given a more modest outfit as well. This is hilariously [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when she poses as a stripper... wearing the costume from the original comics.
* Elsewhere in the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}, ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' gave Hawkman and Hawkgirl costumes that were much more modest than the usual costumes worn by [[ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} the original comics versions]], who tend not to [[WalkingShirtlessScene wear more than the bare minimum]] above the waist.
* The original Scandanavian series of ''Series/BronBroen'' had Stefan naked in his apartment, with [[MaleFrontalNudity everything shown]]. [[Series/TheBridgeUS The US remake's]] corresponding scene had Steven wearing a pair of jeans.
* In ''Series/Daredevil2015'', Comicbook/{{Elektra}}'s outfit has pants and some more covering on the torso, in contrast to the leotard/bathing suit-type costume she usually wears in the comics.



* ''Series/{{Arrow}}''
** ComicBook/BlackCanary's trademark fishnet stockings are replaced with a pair of leather pants. The second Black Canary takes it a step further, taking the original Canary's [[http://media.dcentertainment.com/sites/default/files/imce/2013/12-DEC/Canary1_529d56046252b5.15986980.jpg cleavage baring corset top]] and replacing it with something more like a [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/greenarrow/images/a/a9/Black_Canary_Katie_Cassidy.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20141113054911 turtleneck.]]
** Comicbook/{{Huntress}} is given a more modest outfit as well. This is hilariously [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when she poses as a stripper... wearing the costume from the original comics.
* Elsewhere in the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}, ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' gave Hawkman and Hawkgirl costumes that were much more modest than the usual costumes worn by [[ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} the original comics versions]], who tend not to [[WalkingShirtlessScene wear more than the bare minimum]] above the waist.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}''
''Series/OnceUponATime'':
** ComicBook/BlackCanary's trademark fishnet stockings are replaced with a pair of leather pants. The second Black Canary takes it a step further, taking the original Canary's [[http://media.dcentertainment.com/sites/default/files/imce/2013/12-DEC/Canary1_529d56046252b5.15986980.jpg cleavage baring corset top]] and replacing it with something more like a [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/greenarrow/images/a/a9/Black_Canary_Katie_Cassidy.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20141113054911 turtleneck.]]
** Comicbook/{{Huntress}} is given a
In-universe example. In Storybrooke, everyone's cursed personas wear far more modest outfit clothes than their Enchanted Forest counterparts. Ursula, Maleficent, Zelena and Regina all have form fitting dresses that emphasise cleavage in the Enchanted Forest - but rather modest clothes in Storybrooke. The fairies as well. This a whole show plenty of cleavage in the Enchanted Forest, but in Storybrooke they're nuns (and [[NaughtyNuns not that kind]]).
** [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]]
is hilariously [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] naked when she poses transforms from mermaid to human (save for her SeashellBra) in her film. Whenever she transforms in the series, her tail turns into a skirt.
** Inverted with the Evil Queen. In ''Disney/SnowWhite'', she has rather modest clothes. In the show she's famed for her AbsoluteCleavage on most of her outfits.
** In ''Disney/PeterPan'' Tinkerbell wears an off-the-shoulder mini dress with a very short skirt. In the TV show she has sleeves and a higher neckline, though the skirt appears to be the same length.
** Sirens in Greek mythology are commonly depicted nude or
as scantily clad {{Cute Monster Girl}}s. The one that appears in the series wears a stripper... long dress.
** [[{{Disney/Hercules}} Megara]] has a very sexy dress with shoulder straps that are always on the verge of falling down. In the show, she's dressed more modestly (presumably as she's now a teenager rather than adult).
** {{Disney/Aladdin}} is also more covered up in the Agrabah scenes on the show than he is in the film. Jasmine is a borderline case, as she's given a variety of outfits and cloaks that she wears while out and about - as opposed to her famous BedlahBabe outfit. She does however appear
wearing the BedlahBabe costume from towards the end of the episode - amusingly enough applying this trope to another part of the movie; she gets trapped in an hourglass by Jafar. In the movie she's wearing an even vampier red costume (per Jafar's GoGoEnslavement), but is wearing her original comics.
costume on the show.
* Elsewhere Miki from ''Manga/{{Life}}'' works at a more average cafe instead of a bunny cafe in the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}, ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' gave Hawkman and Hawkgirl costumes that were much more modest than the usual costumes worn by [[ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} the original comics versions]], who tend not to [[WalkingShirtlessScene wear more than the bare minimum]] above the waist.j-drama.



* The failed ''[[Series/WonderWoman2011Pilot Wonder Woman]]'' pilot for NBC originally had the heroine wearing a pair of [[http://i.huffpost.com/gen/802916/thumbs/o-WONDER-WOMAN-ADRIANNE-PALICKI-facebook.jpg rubbery blue pants,]] but outrage from the fanbase led to the inclusion of a more comic-accurate version of the iconic costume. A third option, a pair of [[http://www.comicbookkid.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/adrianne-palicki-wonder-woman-pilot-shoot-01.jpg pants that were darker]] and not as rubbery was received a lot better from several groups (both those that disliked the first pair and those who want Diana to have a costume that's a little more dignified than her typical swimsuit look,) but clearly sticking with that made too much sense.
* The live-action ''Series/{{Witchblade}}'' series did away with the ClothingDamage aspect of the [[Comicbook/{{Witchblade}} titular]] InstantArmor.



* The original Scandanavian series of ''Series/BronBroen'' had Stefan naked in his apartment, with [[MaleFrontalNudity everything shown]]. [[Series/TheBridgeUS The US remake's]] corresponding scene had Steven wearing a pair of jeans.
* Miki from ''Manga/{{Life}}'' works at a more average cafe instead of a bunny cafe in the j-drama.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'':
** In-universe example. In Storybrooke, everyone's cursed personas wear far more modest clothes than their Enchanted Forest counterparts. Ursula, Maleficent, Zelena and Regina all have form fitting dresses that emphasise cleavage in the Enchanted Forest - but rather modest clothes in Storybrooke. The fairies as a whole show plenty of cleavage in the Enchanted Forest, but in Storybrooke they're nuns (and [[NaughtyNuns not that kind]]).
** [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]] is naked when she transforms from mermaid to human (save for her SeashellBra) in her film. Whenever she transforms in the series, her tail turns into a skirt.
** Inverted with the Evil Queen. In ''Disney/SnowWhite'', she has rather modest clothes. In the show she's famed for her AbsoluteCleavage on most of her outfits.
** In ''Disney/PeterPan'' Tinkerbell wears an off-the-shoulder mini dress with a very short skirt. In the TV show she has sleeves and a higher neckline, though the skirt appears to be the same length.
** Sirens in Greek mythology are commonly depicted nude or as scantily clad {{Cute Monster Girl}}s. The one that appears in the series wears a long dress.
** [[{{Disney/Hercules}} Megara]] has a very sexy dress with shoulder straps that are always on the verge of falling down. In the show, she's dressed more modestly (presumably as she's now a teenager rather than adult).
** {{Disney/Aladdin}} is also more covered up in the Agrabah scenes on the show than he is in the film. Jasmine is a borderline case, as she's given a variety of outfits and cloaks that she wears while out and about - as opposed to her famous BedlahBabe outfit. She does however appear wearing the BedlahBabe costume towards the end of the episode - amusingly enough applying this trope to another part of the movie; she gets trapped in an hourglass by Jafar. In the movie she's wearing an even vampier red costume (per Jafar's GoGoEnslavement), but is wearing her original costume on the show.
* In ''Series/Daredevil2015'', Comicbook/{{Elektra}}'s outfit has pants and some more covering on the torso, in contrast to the leotard/bathing suit-type costume she usually wears in the comics.



* The live-action ''Series/{{Witchblade}}'' series did away with the ClothingDamage aspect of the [[Comicbook/{{Witchblade}} titular]] InstantArmor.
* The failed ''[[Series/WonderWoman2011Pilot Wonder Woman]]'' pilot for NBC originally had the heroine wearing a pair of [[http://i.huffpost.com/gen/802916/thumbs/o-WONDER-WOMAN-ADRIANNE-PALICKI-facebook.jpg rubbery blue pants,]] but outrage from the fanbase led to the inclusion of a more comic-accurate version of the iconic costume. A third option, a pair of [[http://www.comicbookkid.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/adrianne-palicki-wonder-woman-pilot-shoot-01.jpg pants that were darker]] and not as rubbery was received a lot better from several groups (both those that disliked the first pair and those who want Diana to have a costume that's a little more dignified than her typical swimsuit look,) but clearly sticking with that made too much sense.



* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' does this with the YRP. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' their outfits were quite {{Stripperiffic}}, but are slightly more modest when they appear in ''Kingdom Hearts''. Notably Rikku wears a bikini top in the former but it's a more modest midriff top in the latter. Additionally the girls are changed to fairies, making their appearances more cute instead of sexy. The same game has Tifa appearing in her ''Advent Children'' outfit rather than her vampier ''Final Fantasy VII'' gear.



* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' does this with the YRP. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' their outfits were quite {{Stripperiffic}}, but are slightly more modest when they appear in ''Kingdom Hearts''. Notably Rikku wears a bikini top in the former but it's a more modest midriff top in the latter. Additionally the girls are changed to fairies, making their appearances more cute instead of sexy. The same game has Tifa appearing in her ''Advent Children'' outfit rather than her vampier ''Final Fantasy VII'' gear.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' does this with the YRP. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' their outfits were quite {{Stripperiffic}}, but are slightly more modest when they appear in ''Kingdom Hearts''. Notably Rikku wears a bikini top in the former but it's a more modest midriff top in the latter. Additionally the girls are changed to fairies, making their appearances more cute instead of sexy. The same game has Tifa appearing in her ''Advent Children'' outfit rather than her vampier ''Final Fantasy VII'' gear.



* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Darkstalkers}}'' animated series gave Felicia more fur to cover up her breasts (as well as a brooch over her cleavage), and while Morrigan still kept her ImpossiblyLowNeckline, the AbsoluteCleavage aspect of her costume was [[http://i.imgur.com/CgKg3ix.jpg done away with]].
* In the ''Literature/RainbowMagic'' books, the goblins wear loincloths. In the movie, they wear shirts and pants.



* In the ''Literature/RainbowMagic'' books, the goblins wear loincloths. In the movie, they wear shirts and pants.



* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Darkstalkers}}'' animated series gave Felicia more fur to cover up her breasts (as well as a brooch over her cleavage), and while Morrigan still kept her ImpossiblyLowNeckline, the AbsoluteCleavage aspect of her costume was [[http://i.imgur.com/CgKg3ix.jpg done away with]].
30th Jan '17 4:02:21 PM DoctorCooper
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* Both [=GoGo=] Tomago and Honey Lemon is ''Disney/BigHero6''. In the comics, [=GoGo’s=] costume consisted of a black bodysuit, a metallic corset which had no purpose other than propping up her breasts, and a thong made of the same material and Honey‘s outfit in the comics includes a crop top exposing AbsoluteCleavage and [[BareYourMidriff her midriff]] with skintight pants, as shown [[http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/181/7/b/big_hero_6_concept__honey_lemon_by_pixel_saurus-d55eol7.jpg here]]. In the film, both wear more practical armor and Honey never shows more skin than anyone else.

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* Both [=GoGo=] Tomago and Honey Lemon is ''Disney/BigHero6''. In the comics, [=GoGo’s=] costume consisted of a black bodysuit, a metallic corset which had no purpose other than propping up her breasts, and a thong made of the same material and Honey‘s outfit in the comics includes a crop top exposing AbsoluteCleavage her cleavage and [[BareYourMidriff her midriff]] with skintight pants, as shown [[http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/181/7/b/big_hero_6_concept__honey_lemon_by_pixel_saurus-d55eol7.jpg here]]. In the film, both wear more practical armor and Honey never shows more skin than anyone else.
24th Jan '17 6:32:04 PM fearlessnikki
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' does this with the YRP. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' their outfits were quite {{Stripperiffic}}, but are slightly more modest when they appear in ''Kingdom Hearts''. Notably Rikku wears a bikini top in the former but it's a more modest midriff top in the latter. Additionally the girls are changed to fairies, making their appearances more cute instead of sexy.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' does this with the YRP. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' their outfits were quite {{Stripperiffic}}, but are slightly more modest when they appear in ''Kingdom Hearts''. Notably Rikku wears a bikini top in the former but it's a more modest midriff top in the latter. Additionally the girls are changed to fairies, making their appearances more cute instead of sexy. The same game has Tifa appearing in her ''Advent Children'' outfit rather than her vampier ''Final Fantasy VII'' gear.


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* Queen La when she shows up in ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfTarzan'' is considerably more modest than she was in Edgar Rice Burroughs's original books - where she was completely nude. Here she wears a cape and FurBikini.
22nd Jan '17 12:38:05 PM rafi
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** In a partial reboot in 2015, Starfire finally got an [[http://media.dcentertainment.com/sites/default/files/styles/578x_post_detail/public/starfire_580_54d4455aa93ab4.02851888.jpg outfit]] that better lines up with her outfit outside of comics (see Western Animation and the page image) as part of an AuthorsSavingThrow to show they've moved away from her infamous ''Comicbook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'' portrayal.

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** In a partial reboot in 2015, Starfire ComicBook/{{Starfire}} finally got an [[http://media.dcentertainment.com/sites/default/files/styles/578x_post_detail/public/starfire_580_54d4455aa93ab4.02851888.jpg outfit]] that better lines up with her outfit outside of comics (see Western Animation and the page image) as part of an AuthorsSavingThrow to show they've moved away from her infamous ''Comicbook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'' portrayal.
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