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10th Feb '18 5:43:52 PM DanielBenner8891
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* Many female characters in BiohazadHeavenlyIsland. In fact almost every character wears some sort of clothing that reveals their stomach, Such as Lara who wears a one piece with a BellyWindow. and Inéz Diaco, who seems to have a muscular stomach in some parts of the comic. The only exception is Marilou who wears a dress.
10th Feb '18 5:39:36 PM DanielBenner8891
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* Claire Redfield, in the comic book of ''Code Veronica''; since she is that way in the game, it is unsurprising.

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* Claire Redfield, in the comic book of ''Code Veronica''; since she is dressed that way in the game, it is unsurprising.
9th Feb '18 2:06:32 AM LondonKdS
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* Had its peak period in the West during the late 1990s and early 2000s, where a look for women involving cropped tops and extremely low-waisted trousers or skirts (for the really daring, below the top of the pelvis) became popular on the street and practically enforced for young female entertainment personalities. Died out because of how unflattering it was if you didn't have an absolutely flat stomach (the term "muffin top" was coined).

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* Had its peak period in the West during the late 1990s and early 2000s, where a look for women involving cropped tops and extremely low-waisted trousers or skirts (for the really daring, below the top of the pelvis) became popular on the street and practically enforced for young female entertainment personalities. Died out because of how unflattering it was if you didn't have an absolutely flat stomach (the term "muffin top" was coined). It started to reappear slightly in the late 2010s, but without the exaggeratedly low waistlines of the turn of the century.
7th Feb '18 3:09:26 AM StFan
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* Chrys's shirt in ''Fanfic/BuggedRun'' always shows at least some of her stomach.
* [[spoiler: Acia Rose]] in ''FanFic/ClashOfTheElements'' does this, as stated by the narrator.

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* Chrys's shirt in ''Fanfic/BuggedRun'' always shows at least some of her stomach.
* [[spoiler: Acia Rose]] in ''FanFic/ClashOfTheElements'' ''Fanfic/ClashOfTheElements'' does this, as stated by the narrator.






* Angelika from ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', though lately she's donned a chain shirt that doesn't bare the midriff. She doesn't like the new armor much though.
** She 'returned to the classic costume design' when they returned to Huckleton. She now wears a Mithril chain shirt that ''looks like leather and is brown.''

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* Angelika from ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', though lately she's donned a chain shirt that doesn't bare the midriff. She doesn't like the new armor much though.
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much, though. She 'returned to the classic costume design' when they returned to Huckleton. She now wears a Mithril chain shirt that ''looks like leather and is brown.''


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* Chrys's shirt in ''Webcomic/BuggedRun'' always shows at least some of her stomach.
6th Feb '18 6:38:36 AM yozziE
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* BareYourMidriff/VideoGames
* BareYourMidriff/WesternAnimation



[[folder:Video Games]]
* Shaundi is the most famous example from the ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' franchise, though several other characters (including, optionally, the Boss) do as well.
* Nicolette Duclare in the first ''Videogame/DeusEx'' videogame, along with several other female characters, including Janey, and Sandra Renton due to ClothingDamage.
* Vikki Grimm in the "Videogame/ArmyMen" series.
* Atelier
** Marie and My Sextans’ outfits in VideoGame/AtelierMarieTheAlchemistOfSalburg.
*** Anis Ryftchen’s outfit in Marie, Elie And Anise: Message On The Breeze.
** Judith Volltone and Christa Shulze in VideoGame/AtelierJudieTheAlchemistOfGramna.
** Lolotte Stasille in Atelier Lise: The Alchemist of Orde.
** Iris, Nell, Yula, and Meyna’s outfits in VideoGame/AtelierIris3GrandPhantasm.
** Lionela Heinze in VideoGame/AtelierRoronaTheAlchemistOfArland.
** Melvia Siebel in VideoGame/AtelierTotoriTheAdventurerOfArland.
** Regina Curtis in VideoGame/AtelierAyeshaTheAlchemistOfDusk.
** Jurie Crotze in VideoGame/AtelierShallieAlchemistsOfTheDuskSea.
* Classic example, Tifa from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. Also Yuffie, though admittedly her midriff-baring is more noticeable.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'': WhiteMage Minwu and TheHero Firion, in [[DependingOnTheArtist some renditions of the character]].
* Princess Sara in the remake of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII''. Additionally, Refia's Thief outfit. It's the only job that has clothing for her that [[{{Pun}} fits]] this trope. So if you find yourself wanting to keep her a Thief despite the availability of statistically-better jobs, well, you're not alone.
** Another job that fits is Dancer in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics''.
** Talking about that, let's list the jobs in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'': there's the Viera Archers, Elementalists, and the Gria Raptor.
* [[ViewerGenderConfusion Kuja]] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''. He's a male, OK?
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2''. Most dress spheres contain varying levels of {{Stripperiffic}}-ness. Rikku and Paine's default outfits show their navels for all to see.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', it's standard fashion for the party aside from Balthier and Penelo -- Vaan, Ashe, Basch and Fran all reveal their midriffs to various extents, Fran going straight for {{Stripperiffic}}. Reks' armor also bares his midriff, and [[RealityEnsues he pays for it with his life when "Basch" shanks him in his exposed navel]]. In the sequel ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIIRevenantWings Revenant Wings]]'', and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'', Penelo makes up for being left out in the original game.
* Vanille, Fang and Lebreau of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''. Lightning's uniform usually covers her up, [[http://www.1up.com/flat/Features/Cover_Stories/Final_Fantasy_XIII/FFXIII_poster_02.jpg but with suitable posing]] she not only shows her midriff, but clearly enough to see she has a navel piercing.
* ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' and it's prequel ''Dissidia 012'', Tifa, Kuja and Vaan return. Lightning is also back and her downloadable outfit shows off her midriff more, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV Bartz]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Terra]] also get in on the trope in their own downloadable outfits.
* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' and ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'': Almost every female character has a midriff-baring main outfit or DLC outfit
** Lu Xun is a ''male'' example.
** Ginchiyo Tachibana would be the female subversion. In fact, she's the only female character that wears full chain and plate in the games, being covered in armor neck to toe, which should be noted here if only for the rarity value.
*** Played straight in ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi 3'' in which she can wear [[{{Stripperiffic}} Nu Wa's]] outfit via DLC, or one of her DLC outfits in ''Samurai Warriors 4'' exposes her midriff.
** In ''Yueying'',s case, she never directly exposes her midriff, but her default outfit in ''Dynasty Warriors 7'' has a black-transparent part and luckily it is the one which does the job of covering her stomach. Therefore player can directly sees her entire midriff.
* Several of the characters in ''VideoGame/FateExtellaTheUmbralStar'' have revealing outfits either by default, or through alternate costumes or DLC.
** [[spoiler: Nero becomes this when she transforms into Saber Venus.]]
** Altera's default outfit shows off a lot of skin.
* Seifer, originally of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' fame, bares the lower half in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.
* Alisa Ilinichina Amiella from ''Franchise/GodEater''.
** Sakuya's outfit in the first game.
*** Kota's outfit in the first game is a male example.
** Nana's outfit in God Eater 2.
* Pepper Box in ''VideoGame/EvolutionWorlds''.
* The female protagonist of ''Videogame/GrandTheftAutoOnline'' can get many outfits that show her belly.
* Suzuka from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars OG Saga: VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'', even so far as it being her only source of sex appeal, because as far as her chest goes... she's got nothing.
* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''
** [[http://residentevil.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Claire_Redfield.jpg Claire Redfield's]] outfit in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'' features this.
** Ashley's bonus outfit in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''.
** Rebecca's bonus outfit in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0''.
** Jill's bonus outfit in [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil1 the original]].
** "Party Girl" of Echo six in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilOperationRaccoonCity''.
** A number of female zombies in several of the games. Although this is more of a FanDisservice since, being zombies, their flesh is rotting.
** Claire's bonus outfit in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2''.
** Sherry Birkin's bonus outfit in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'', being her old school uniform which is now WAY too small for her.
** Claire's cowgirl outfit in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations2'', as well as Moira's ninja outfit.
* Several ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' outfits fit this trope. One community expansion, the Shadowlords/Dreamcatcher/Demon arc, has a female character (Anera for those following along at home) whose favored suit of armor is a ragged scale mail shirt that leaves her stomach exposed.
* ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' has Silk Fox, whose civilian outfit exposes her belly. Then there's the PlayerCharacter Wu.
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'': Athena likes to do this. Also Blue Mary, Angel, Vanessa, Leona, Iori and Benimaru. In fact, in various KOF games, three of them have a special ending picture as "Bellybutton-showing team".
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' has both Makoto Nanaya and Mu-12 doing this as well as Kokonoe, but the originator was Bang Shishigami. In ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronoPhantasma Chrono Phantasma]]'', Noel dons a new outfit that shows off her belly, and Azrael is one jacket shy of being a WalkingShirtlessScene.
* The [[VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents Elite Beat Divas]]. And their [[VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan Ouendan counterparts]].
* Rayne from the BloodRayne series. As well as a few female enemies in BloodRayne2
* Etna from ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' has an outfit that prominently displays her navel, but then it's hard ''not'' to when [[{{Stripperiffic}} you're wearing what amounts to a two-piece]].
** Male warriors from the first Disgaea game. Second game, they are shirtless.
** Hanako wears a white tube top and pink shorts which also prominently display her belly.
* ''[[VideoGame/NintendoWars Advance Wars]]'' has Sami, Lash and to a lesser degree Rachel wearing outfits that show their bellybuttons, as well as [[{{Pun}} naval]] commander Drake.
** Of course, Drake's belly button has more to do with his paunch and not caring about niceties like tucking in shirts than {{Fanservice}}.
** Lin in ''Days of Ruin'' also shows her stomach off.
* The SpaceMarine player character from ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' is usually depicted as having the abdomen area of his uniform ripped off by demons (same goes for his knee). Because the most well-known image of him is in ''DOOM'''s low-res title screen, most people think that his uniform and armor were issued with an abdominal cutout (which common sense ought to quickly identify as a profoundly stupid design for military gear).
* [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Shiki Misaki]], as least as long as [[spoiler:she looks like her friend, Eri. For that matter, Eri herself]]. Nao. Some of the female shopkeepers (Tigre Punks at Molco and Edoga the Shop at 104, to name a couple. Many of the other [=NPCs=].
* Judith in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''.
** And Luke in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''.
*** Natalia's and Guy's [[AbsoluteCleavage swimsuits.]]
*** Tear's Cool Chick Costume.
** Rutee from ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny''.
*** And Chelsea.
** Reid from ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'', as well. Luke and Reid's cases were lampshaded in an extra DVD with ''[[VideoGame/TalesSeries Tales of Fandom 2]]'', in which the main characters of various ''Tales'' games competed to see which was the greatest hero. Luke suggested the exposed navel as a mark of the best hero (Reid and himself having been noted for it).
** Innes in ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts''. This is not lampshaded nearly as much as what's immediately above.
** Regal in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia,'' too. Apparently you're not a real man in this series unless you show off ''some'' part of your manly chest.
** Annie in ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth''.
** Lazaris in Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3
** Milla in ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia''.
*** Presa and Sylph.
** Symmone from ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria''.
** Velvet from ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria''.
* Much like Judith above, the very busty Myuria from ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope''.
* In ''[[VideoGame/MySims My Sims Kingdom]]'', your character's friend Lyndsay wears an outfit that bares her midriff. Your character, if female, can earn outfits over the course of the game, including a duplicate of Lyndsay's, which does the same for that character. On the other hand, it seems that nobody has navels, which may be something to [[{{Pun}} contemplate]].
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series:
** Peach and Daisy both wear midriff-baring jerseys in the ''VideoGame/MarioStrikers'' games.
** From the somewhat-related ''VideoGame/WarioWare'' series, Mona's first outfit.
** Tiny Kong's [[SheIsAllGrownUp grown-up]] [[VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing redesign]] shows off her midriff as well.
* Talim from the ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries SoulCalibur]]'' series. And (considering the series) not in a {{Stripperiffic}} way either, surprisingly enough.
** Seung Mina does this too.
*** Tira in ''III'', as well as Xianghua and Ivy in ''IV''.
* Lilica of ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'', especially in one of her win poses where she whips off her [[AbsoluteCleavage vest/sleeveless jacket thing]], leaving her clad only in her sports bra and cycling shorts.
** And Scharlachrot from ''Arcana Heart 3'' has a midriff baring outfit.
* Most characters in the ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' series don't even show their elbows and knees. Fanservice is probably the only good explanation for Karst's choice in outfit.
* Interestingly, in the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series, this occurs not only with female characters but often with males of the Thief or Assassin classes, like Sothe (''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance Path of Radiance]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Radiant Dawn]]'') and Jaffar (''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade The Blazing Blade]]'').
* Kisala and Lilika from ''VideoGame/RogueGalaxy''.
* Most of the female characters in the ''VideoGame/{{Jak|AndDaxter}}'' series.
* Joanna Dark's outfit ''[[ExposedToTheElements when she is in the [censored] snow]]'' in ''VideoGame/PerfectDarkZero''.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
** It's a popular style among female night elf, blood elf, and draenor [=NPCs=]. In general, armor sets will sometimes alter slightly depending on the gender of the wearer, most often in the case of showing off a little midriff for female characters. Of course, a select few sets of armor [[ChainmailBikini take this a step further]].
** Several major characters have this, notably Sylvanas Windrunner and Jaina Proudmoore. Averted in ''Legion'' for Sylvanas as her armor now covers her midriff before she [[spoiler:becomes Warchief]].
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter''
** Sakura leans toward crop-top versions of her seifuku in the various games.
** Juri wears a half tank top.
** Karin shows a little bit of her bellybutton in some of her moves, and official artworks.
** Elena wears naught but a bikini.
** Rose's DLC gypsy outfit in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''.
** Ibuki's second DLC costume in ''Super Street Fighter IV'' shows her belly button too.
** Crimson Viper's default and first alternate outfits in ''SF IV'', the alternate moreso than the default.
** Laura from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' wears a knotted shirt that has this effect. It applies to both of her alts as well.
** Alex from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' is a male example. He's normally a WalkingShirtlessScene, but ''both'' of his alternate costumes in ''SFV'' have him wearing undersized shirts that expose his navel. Even in ''SFIII'', the muscle shirt he [[BattleStrip rips off]] in one of his intros is far too short for him.
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}''
** Felicia, who bares her midriff and a WHOLE LOT more.
** Morrigan in her mini-skirt and crop top outfit win pose.
* Viola from ''VideoGame/EternalSonata''.
* Leafos from ''VideoGame/VivaPinata''. (However, while her bellybutton shows in the manual, it doesn't in the actual game.) The post office worker. The hunter, Gretchen Fetchen. Petula, of Paper Pets.
* Albel Nox of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' bears his midriff, which, combined with his bi-color AnimeHair and [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys douchebag personality]], makes for some serious MrFanservice.
* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'': Tawna in ''VideoGame/CrashBoomBang'', Liz the Trophy Girl in ''VideoGame/CrashTeamRacing'', and Coco Bandicoot starting with ''VideoGame/CrashNitroKart''.
* [[TheChick Yukari]] and [[{{Ojou}} Mitsuru]]'s [[VirtualPaperDoll swimsuit costumes]] in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', consisting of a bikini top and either daisy dukes or a sarong, respectively, as well as the High-Cut Armor/Battle Panties.
** In ''Portable'', the Female Protagonist has her version, a standard bikini, top and bottom.
** In ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', one of Mitsuru's DLC colors (based on [[VideoGame/BlazblueCalamityTrigger Litchi Faye-Ling]] has the front of her costume use the same tone as her skin, creating this effect.
* ''VideoGame/DarkChronicle'''s [[ActionGirl Monica]] can [[VirtualPaperDoll earn costumes]] such as a CatGirl bikini (with tiger stripes) or her own [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess]] gown, which is something out of Arabian Nights.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Oni}}'', some of Konoko's outfits are like this.
* Try to guess what all three commando units from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'', [[http://cc-series.pl/Uploads/RocketMan/RA3_Yuriko1.jpg Yuriko Omega]](Empire) [[http://images.ea.com/games/redalert3/Actors/JennyMcCarthy/RA3_Tanya2.jpg Special Agent Tanya]](Allies) and [[http://thebeefboy.com/images/fanpage/gina_carano/gina_carano_as_natasha_volkova.jpg Natasha Volkova]] (Soviets) have in common.
* Franchise/{{Pokemon}}:
** In the remakes of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' (though they're more like Crystal remakes), ''[=HeartGold and SoulSilver=]'', [[http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/9/9f/FireRed_LeafGreen_Sabrina.png Sabrina]] from ''Pokémon'' changed to [[http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/65/HeartGold_SoulSilver_Sabrina.png casual wear]].
** Not to mention Flannery, Gardenia, Lucy, Dahlia, Phoebe, Skyla, Shelly (and all female Team Aqua Grunts), Female Swimmers, Battle/Crush Girls, Beauties in ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', Misty in ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''/''Yellow'' and ''[=FireRed=]/[=LeafGreen=]'', and Karen in ''[=HeartGold=]/[=SoulSilver=]''.
** Rui of ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' has it [[{{Bowdlerise}} in the Japanese version]].
** [[DiscoDan Miror B]]. wore a midriff-baring outfit in ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness''.
** In ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'' we have Pinchers Admin Blue Eyes in Guardian Signs and Sinis Trio member Lavana in Shadows of Almia. Tiffany from the original, however, is a subversion.
** Elesa does this with both of her outfits in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' AND ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', however the former isn't as obvious.
** The female player character of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' can have this with customization options. Her only two tops that bare her midriff are a short parka which goes up just over the navel and a halter top [[http://pokemon.wikia.com/wiki/File:Serena_Pokemon_X.jpeg]] which shows her entire midriff from her chest down.
** ''X'' and ''Y'' also add in a female "Punk" class that does this. In fact, a lot of Kalos NPC females have this, however, they are much more subtle.
** In the demo of ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' (remakes of ''Ruby'' and ''Sapphire''), a female Team Aqua Grunt calls attention to her bare midriff as an example of how stylish the Team Aqua uniforms are.
** In ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' both Lisia and May in do these in their Contest outfits.
** The female protagonist's surf outfit does this in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon''.
* Krystal in her first appearance in the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' series.
** She also reverts back to this in one of Command's alternate endings but there's a high probability of that game becoming CanonDiscontinuity should a new installment of the franchise be made.
* Zola in ''VideoGame/BlueDragon''. Combined with low-level {{Gainaxing}} because she wears a tube top without a bra.
* Curly Brace from ''VideoGame/CaveStory''.
* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', clothes that fit a slightly larger male character slightly loosely used to, when transferred to a slightly smaller female character, suddenly be short of fabric in a way that exposes the midriff. This was changed later.
* Aida from ''Unreal 2: The Awakening''. Her outfit combines Bare Your Midriff with AbsoluteCleavage. You can see this [[http://liandri.beyondunreal.com/w/images/Aida.jpg here]].
* [[http://www.brainygamer.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/05/29/bge_art_02_2.jpg Jade]] from ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil''
* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'': Pretty much every female character except the Razor Girls - Ophelia, [[spoiler: Drowned Ophelia]], Lita, the Zaulia ([[{{Underboobs}} and how!]]), and even Lars.
* Nariko in ''VideoGame/HeavenlySword''.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
** The Gerudo Warriors all bare their midriffs, wearing stereotypical eastern-arabian clothes. In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' it actually seems to be in part a way of distinguishing Gerudo from non-Gerudo, as it lets the Gerudo show off their distinct abs.
** From ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'': [[spoiler:True Form Midna]] and Iza, who runs the boat rental shop also wears something exposing her stomach. The aforementioned Iza has a brother named Coro who exposes his midriff as well, and while the next example [[FanDisservice isn't as pleasant]], Fyer and Falbi also pull this off.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' has the Gerudo as [[{{Pun}} naval]] amazons, but for another example, there's the Treasure Chest Shop girl. They textured her belly button even though you can only see it if you clip your face through the counter.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames'' (excluding "Zelda's Adventure"), Zelda is wearing a crop top that alternates from being tucked in or showing her stomach. Interestingly, she doesn't seem to have a navel.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTriForceHeroes'' Link himself is a case of this when wearing the [[RealMenWearPink Cheerleader Outfit]]
* Carmelita Fox, in the ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' games. Note that this is '''Inspector''' Carmelita Fox, who is apparently on duty and possibly in uniform -- and who has been called 'hag' by more than one NPC, which implies she's no spring chicken despite being the love interest of a guy presumably in his early 20s. Neyla shows hers too, but she's only a constable at the beginning, backstory says she was recruited straight out of university, and it doesn't look like she's supposed to be wearing a uniform.
* A minor plot point in ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon Project Origin]]'', where Lieutenant Stokes wears a lightweight tactical vest, and the shirt underneath it doesn't quite extend far enough down cover up her midriff. The plot comes at the end of the game, where [[spoiler: Genevive Aristide shoots her in the gut, right at the spot where her armor doesn't cover her]].
* Lara Croft in ''Franchise/TombRaider''.
** Zigzagged: In the 2013 reboot, neither her default outfit nor any of the alternate outfits expose her navel.
* [[BlackMagicianGirl Morrigan]] in ''Franchise/DragonAge'', combined with AbsoluteCleavage on her utterly ridiculous vaguely scarf-like construction that she wears in lieu of a shirt. More realistically, the Dalish armor, as worn by females.
* Some of the outfits in ''VideoGame/WeCheer''.
* Basically every major female character and many minor female characters in ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'': [[HotScientist Shion Uzuki]] ditches her [[CustomUniformOfSexy minidress uniform]] for a high-fashion outfit with a shortish shirt and low-rise slacks in Episode II, then, after quitting in time for episode III, goes straight-out {{Stripperiffic}} with her outfit, featuring tight shorts and a very brief top, more emphasised than moderated with a short [[PrettyInMink fur-collared]] jacket.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has a few examples. [[http://sonic.wikia.com/wiki/Tikal Tikal the Echidna]] from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', in ''VideoGame/SonicRiders'' [[http://sonic.wikia.com/wiki/File:Riders_rouge_small.png Rouge the Bat]] has an alternate outfit which invokes this trope, and similarly [[http://sonic.wikia.com/wiki/File:Blaze_6.png Blaze the Cat]] has an alternate outfit in ''VideoGame/MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames''.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'''s infamous Huntsman's Shirt does this for males and females, though the female version swings more to FurBikini.
* ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' has Stealth Elf.
* ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey III: The Drowned City'' has several examples, but one standout is the astrologist Hypatia. Like all Zodiacs, she wears a full coat... but hers is inexplicably open in the front, giving everyone a clear view of her bare skin.
* In ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', originally the ''guys'' were the majority on the chest/midriff-baring front, aside from Kasuga who sports AbsoluteCleavage all the way down past her navel. She was later joined by Magoichi and Maria, which evens out the ratio somewhat.
* Courtney Gears in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal''.
* Minagi Tohno when she gets hit in the upper area or in her crouching position, it shows a bit in the DoujinGame, ''VideoGame/EternalFighterZero''.
* Riku in his appearance in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', whose navel is the only thing revealed in his outfit.
* Musashi himself in ''VideoGame/MusashiSamuraiLegend''.
* Valencia in ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest''.
** In ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds'', an MMORPG made by the same people who made ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'', some armors do this to female heroes.
** ''VideoGame/WarpForce'', an expansion to ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'', [[http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8917/erith.png Erith Kesai]] also bares her midriff.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}} Freudenstachel'', Sichte's top has been ripped at the bottom, exposing her navel. Karl Palesch is also a (male) example.
* The titular Iris and Nel from ''VideoGame/{{Atelier Iris 3|Grand Phantasm}}''.
* Natasha from ''VideoGame/RustyHearts'' wears a midriff-baring [[OfCorsetsSexy corset]] Her compatriot, Roselle Vergerius, [[{{Stripperiffic}} bears a lot more]], even in her censored version.
* ''Videogame/{{Solatorobo}}'' also provides Calua, who wears armor over his chest, legs, and tail, but forgets to cover his belly. Then there's the [[{{Fanservice}} Queen of the Race photo]], in which Chocolat drags a reluctant Elh into dressing like a cheerleader, much to Red's amusement.
* ''[[Videogame/TheIdolmaster2 The iDOLM@STER 2]]'' - Several of the costumes sport this.
* Tati from ''Videogame/RiseOfTheKasai'', although she has a bit of cloth covering her belly button.
* [[http://extreme.pcgameshardware.de/attachments/397450d1301531304-spieler-frauen-die-beliebtesten-frauen-charaktere-computerspielen-x3saya.jpg Saya Kho]] from the ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]''. Of course, [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame in-game she is only seen from above the neck]].
* Most of the female Franchise/{{Mortal Kombat}}ants.
* Alpha Creations Softworks is notorious for its insurmountable levels of {{Fanservice}}. Most notably in this variant.
** ''Fighting Champions'': Yani, Melissa and Axel.
** ''Rumble! @ the Campus'': Hell, it seems like all of the females (except Dr. Hikari) are part of this trope, either main or alternate uniform: Kiyo, Jam, Hotaru and a whole lot more...
*** Ditto that with Yani's inclusion in the first two games.
*** Oh, and Hayato.
** ''Fight or Die'': Same case as above.
* Fiora and Sharla's default outfits do this in ''Videogame/{{Xenoblade}} Chronicles'', you can also buy a bikini or just have them take off the armor/shirts and just have them walk around in a bra and whatever else.
** If you give Melia the Makna Top even she does this. [[{{Fanservice}} Makes you wonder why.]]
* Pointy-eared, artificial girl Luca from the ''Videogame/StarGladiator'' series (specifically Plasma Sword) exhibits an extreme case of midriff baring.
* Oceana from ''[[VideoGame/EndlessOcean Blue World]]''. (When she's not in her scuba gear.)
* ''[[{{VideoGame/Tribes}} Tribes 2]]'' tends to do this with a lot of the female scouting armors, this even applies to Star Wolf's male scout armor, for someone from an ice world...
* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' has some of this since the 1.1 update, introducing new female shapes along with the rest of the major content, the most particular example being the Hallowed armor.
* If you're a female in the ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' series, chances are you will have at least one or two outfits that do this. And that doesn't even count the Xtreme games which has all the girls in bikinis.
* Tart in ''[[VideoGame/TearsToTiara2 Tears to Tiara 2]]'' is the only female character to do so. And she's fights on the front lines in battle using a {{BFS}}. Probably has something to do with the Goddess thing.
* Juliet in ''Videogame/LollipopChainsaw''... a lot.
* Vivi the vampiress of ''VideoGame/BrainDead13'' wears a black skimpy outfit that not only bares her belly, but also exposes her cleavage of her GagBoobs, combining it with ImpossiblyLowNeckline.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'' series has 5pb./Lyrica and Vert, whose HDD outfit is this plus {{Underboobs}}. From mk-2, there's HDD Uni, HDD Nepgear, Falcom and Linda/Underling; and in Victory there is Noire in her regular form and Plutia as Iris Heart.
* Lea in ''Boogie''.
* Both Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'', and in addition, Talia al Ghul in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''.
* The female Raider and Merc outfits in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''.
* Quill in ''[[Franchise/RedFaction Red Faction 2]]''.
* ''VideoGame/DungeonMakerIITheHiddenWar'': Several female enemies dress like this, as well as the Dungeon Maker's female apprentice.
* ''VideoGame/CrazyTaxi'': Gena and Cinnamon from Crazy Taxi and Crazy Taxi 2 respectively both wear midriff baring outfits. Several of the male characters from the franchise (Axel, Iceman, Gus, Angel and Bixbite) also leaves their upper-bodies on show.
* ''Videogame/{{Rage}}'': Most of the women in Rage are at least wearing a shirt that stops an inch or two too short, but the ones that particularly qualify for this trope are Sarah (from The Scorchers DLC) and Loosum Hagar, both of whom are wearing what can generously be called a half-shirt, and one of the women in Subway Town who is wearing a tube-top.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Roommates}}'', both Sally and Isabella wear midriff-revealing tops along with [[WhoWearsShortShorts short shorts]]. Sally's stops just short of her shorts, while Isabella's [[{{Stripperiffic}} barely covers enough of her chest to count as a shirt]].
* In ''VideoGame/WiiFit'', the female trainer wears only a sports bra, exposing her stomach.
* Based on the box art, both the pilot (Bryna) and the gunner (K.T.) of the Star Wolves' mothership in ''VideoGame/{{Star Wolves}} 2''. And, if not for one well-placed leather strap, Bryna would also qualify for [[AbsoluteCleavage absolute cleavage]]. You can see it [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oFk6JBHvnDA/TnwYsgn7sDI/AAAAAAAAPes/YBppmOHd12k/s1600/star+wolves+2.jpg here]]. Bryna is the one that is standing up.
* Oddly done in ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroesTheFlash''. Due to less than stellar cutscene artwork, WonderWoman winds up baring her midriff. Summoning her in battle, however, and she wears her traditional, navel-protecting armor.
* In the ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe'' series, both Tyris and Sarah have outfits which expose their stomachs.
* Yae in the ''VideoGame/GanbareGoemon'' games, when she transforms into a mermaid. She also gets a bikini alternate outfit in ''VideoGame/GoemonsGreatAdventure''.
* Gunvolt from ''VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt'', at least in Japan. The overseas localization team made him wear a proper shirt.
* Annet Myer from ''VideoGame/ElViento'' and its sequel ''Annet Futatabi''.
* The Desert Sorceresses of ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' wear what amounts to a black strapless bra, leaving the vast majority of the torso exposed and complete the look with long, black HighClassGloves and ZettaiRyouiki. The FlavorText on these items says that the Sorceresses employ DistractedByTheSexy as a combat tactic.
** From the first game, several of the Hollow armor sets do this. They ''used'' to cover more, but are decaying and falling apart, leaving gaps.
* In ''VideoGame/UncommonTime'', half the elemental spirits -- Bravura, Tacet, and Solenna -- have these outfits.
* ''VideoGame/CubeColossus'': Millie, when she appears, has her midriff bared in her outfit as her top is not long enough to connect to her pants.
* ''VideoGame/RecettearAnItemShopsTale'':
** Charme's outfit is of a crop top and a skirt, as seen [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Recettear_Charme_303.gif here]].
** Prime's outfit is of a bra and a skirt, as seen [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Recettear_Prime_1699.gif here]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' has several characters that bare their midriffs, such as Kinessa, Inara, Seris, and Drogoz, who is a RareMaleExample.
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''
** D.Va's "Junker" and "Scavenger" skins give her a crop top with a short vest. Her "Cruiser" skin has her shirt tied up, but her pants cover her navel.
** Sombra's "Azúcar", "Los Muertos", and "Tulum" skins all show her midriff, though her navel is covered in the former two.
** Tracer's "Sprinter" and "Track and Field" skins give her sporty clothing which reveal her stomach.
** Widowmaker's "Talon" skin shows her midriff.
* ''VideoGame/TargetOfDesireEpisode1'': Maia goes by the old saying: If you got it, flaunt it... by wearing a business suit that somehow exposes almost your entire torso.
* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' only has Octolings and female Inklings in their rarely-seen undershirts, but [[VideoGame/Splatoon2 the sequel]] adds Marina (complete with navel piercing!) and [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy Callie]] (complete with tattoo!).
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* Shaundi is the most famous example from the ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' franchise, though several other characters (including, optionally, the Boss) do as well.
* Nicolette Duclare in the first ''Videogame/DeusEx'' videogame, along with several other female characters, including Janey, and Sandra Renton due to ClothingDamage.
* Vikki Grimm in the "Videogame/ArmyMen" series.
* Atelier
** Marie and My Sextans’ outfits in VideoGame/AtelierMarieTheAlchemistOfSalburg.
*** Anis Ryftchen’s outfit in Marie, Elie And Anise: Message On The Breeze.
** Judith Volltone and Christa Shulze in VideoGame/AtelierJudieTheAlchemistOfGramna.
** Lolotte Stasille in Atelier Lise: The Alchemist of Orde.
** Iris, Nell, Yula, and Meyna’s outfits in VideoGame/AtelierIris3GrandPhantasm.
** Lionela Heinze in VideoGame/AtelierRoronaTheAlchemistOfArland.
** Melvia Siebel in VideoGame/AtelierTotoriTheAdventurerOfArland.
** Regina Curtis in VideoGame/AtelierAyeshaTheAlchemistOfDusk.
** Jurie Crotze in VideoGame/AtelierShallieAlchemistsOfTheDuskSea.
* Classic example, Tifa from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. Also Yuffie, though admittedly her midriff-baring is more noticeable.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'': WhiteMage Minwu and TheHero Firion, in [[DependingOnTheArtist some renditions of the character]].
* Princess Sara in the remake of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII''. Additionally, Refia's Thief outfit. It's the only job that has clothing for her that [[{{Pun}} fits]] this trope. So if you find yourself wanting to keep her a Thief despite the availability of statistically-better jobs, well, you're not alone.
** Another job that fits is Dancer in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics''.
** Talking about that, let's list the jobs in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'': there's the Viera Archers, Elementalists, and the Gria Raptor.
* [[ViewerGenderConfusion Kuja]] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''. He's a male, OK?
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2''. Most dress spheres contain varying levels of {{Stripperiffic}}-ness. Rikku and Paine's default outfits show their navels for all to see.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', it's standard fashion for the party aside from Balthier and Penelo -- Vaan, Ashe, Basch and Fran all reveal their midriffs to various extents, Fran going straight for {{Stripperiffic}}. Reks' armor also bares his midriff, and [[RealityEnsues he pays for it with his life when "Basch" shanks him in his exposed navel]]. In the sequel ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIIRevenantWings Revenant Wings]]'', and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'', Penelo makes up for being left out in the original game.
* Vanille, Fang and Lebreau of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''. Lightning's uniform usually covers her up, [[http://www.1up.com/flat/Features/Cover_Stories/Final_Fantasy_XIII/FFXIII_poster_02.jpg but with suitable posing]] she not only shows her midriff, but clearly enough to see she has a navel piercing.
* ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' and it's prequel ''Dissidia 012'', Tifa, Kuja and Vaan return. Lightning is also back and her downloadable outfit shows off her midriff more, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV Bartz]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Terra]] also get in on the trope in their own downloadable outfits.
* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' and ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'': Almost every female character has a midriff-baring main outfit or DLC outfit
** Lu Xun is a ''male'' example.
** Ginchiyo Tachibana would be the female subversion. In fact, she's the only female character that wears full chain and plate in the games, being covered in armor neck to toe, which should be noted here if only for the rarity value.
*** Played straight in ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi 3'' in which she can wear [[{{Stripperiffic}} Nu Wa's]] outfit via DLC, or one of her DLC outfits in ''Samurai Warriors 4'' exposes her midriff.
** In ''Yueying'',s case, she never directly exposes her midriff, but her default outfit in ''Dynasty Warriors 7'' has a black-transparent part and luckily it is the one which does the job of covering her stomach. Therefore player can directly sees her entire midriff.
* Several of the characters in ''VideoGame/FateExtellaTheUmbralStar'' have revealing outfits either by default, or through alternate costumes or DLC.
** [[spoiler: Nero becomes this when she transforms into Saber Venus.]]
** Altera's default outfit shows off a lot of skin.
* Seifer, originally of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' fame, bares the lower half in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.
* Alisa Ilinichina Amiella from ''Franchise/GodEater''.
** Sakuya's outfit in the first game.
*** Kota's outfit in the first game is a male example.
** Nana's outfit in God Eater 2.
* Pepper Box in ''VideoGame/EvolutionWorlds''.
* The female protagonist of ''Videogame/GrandTheftAutoOnline'' can get many outfits that show her belly.
* Suzuka from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars OG Saga: VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'', even so far as it being her only source of sex appeal, because as far as her chest goes... she's got nothing.
* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''
** [[http://residentevil.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Claire_Redfield.jpg Claire Redfield's]] outfit in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'' features this.
** Ashley's bonus outfit in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''.
** Rebecca's bonus outfit in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0''.
** Jill's bonus outfit in [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil1 the original]].
** "Party Girl" of Echo six in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilOperationRaccoonCity''.
** A number of female zombies in several of the games. Although this is more of a FanDisservice since, being zombies, their flesh is rotting.
** Claire's bonus outfit in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2''.
** Sherry Birkin's bonus outfit in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'', being her old school uniform which is now WAY too small for her.
** Claire's cowgirl outfit in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations2'', as well as Moira's ninja outfit.
* Several ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' outfits fit this trope. One community expansion, the Shadowlords/Dreamcatcher/Demon arc, has a female character (Anera for those following along at home) whose favored suit of armor is a ragged scale mail shirt that leaves her stomach exposed.
* ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' has Silk Fox, whose civilian outfit exposes her belly. Then there's the PlayerCharacter Wu.
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'': Athena likes to do this. Also Blue Mary, Angel, Vanessa, Leona, Iori and Benimaru. In fact, in various KOF games, three of them have a special ending picture as "Bellybutton-showing team".
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' has both Makoto Nanaya and Mu-12 doing this as well as Kokonoe, but the originator was Bang Shishigami. In ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronoPhantasma Chrono Phantasma]]'', Noel dons a new outfit that shows off her belly, and Azrael is one jacket shy of being a WalkingShirtlessScene.
* The [[VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents Elite Beat Divas]]. And their [[VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan Ouendan counterparts]].
* Rayne from the BloodRayne series. As well as a few female enemies in BloodRayne2
* Etna from ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' has an outfit that prominently displays her navel, but then it's hard ''not'' to when [[{{Stripperiffic}} you're wearing what amounts to a two-piece]].
** Male warriors from the first Disgaea game. Second game, they are shirtless.
** Hanako wears a white tube top and pink shorts which also prominently display her belly.
* ''[[VideoGame/NintendoWars Advance Wars]]'' has Sami, Lash and to a lesser degree Rachel wearing outfits that show their bellybuttons, as well as [[{{Pun}} naval]] commander Drake.
** Of course, Drake's belly button has more to do with his paunch and not caring about niceties like tucking in shirts than {{Fanservice}}.
** Lin in ''Days of Ruin'' also shows her stomach off.
* The SpaceMarine player character from ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' is usually depicted as having the abdomen area of his uniform ripped off by demons (same goes for his knee). Because the most well-known image of him is in ''DOOM'''s low-res title screen, most people think that his uniform and armor were issued with an abdominal cutout (which common sense ought to quickly identify as a profoundly stupid design for military gear).
* [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Shiki Misaki]], as least as long as [[spoiler:she looks like her friend, Eri. For that matter, Eri herself]]. Nao. Some of the female shopkeepers (Tigre Punks at Molco and Edoga the Shop at 104, to name a couple. Many of the other [=NPCs=].
* Judith in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''.
** And Luke in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''.
*** Natalia's and Guy's [[AbsoluteCleavage swimsuits.]]
*** Tear's Cool Chick Costume.
** Rutee from ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny''.
*** And Chelsea.
** Reid from ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'', as well. Luke and Reid's cases were lampshaded in an extra DVD with ''[[VideoGame/TalesSeries Tales of Fandom 2]]'', in which the main characters of various ''Tales'' games competed to see which was the greatest hero. Luke suggested the exposed navel as a mark of the best hero (Reid and himself having been noted for it).
** Innes in ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts''. This is not lampshaded nearly as much as what's immediately above.
** Regal in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia,'' too. Apparently you're not a real man in this series unless you show off ''some'' part of your manly chest.
** Annie in ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth''.
** Lazaris in Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3
** Milla in ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia''.
*** Presa and Sylph.
** Symmone from ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria''.
** Velvet from ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria''.
* Much like Judith above, the very busty Myuria from ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope''.
* In ''[[VideoGame/MySims My Sims Kingdom]]'', your character's friend Lyndsay wears an outfit that bares her midriff. Your character, if female, can earn outfits over the course of the game, including a duplicate of Lyndsay's, which does the same for that character. On the other hand, it seems that nobody has navels, which may be something to [[{{Pun}} contemplate]].
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series:
** Peach and Daisy both wear midriff-baring jerseys in the ''VideoGame/MarioStrikers'' games.
** From the somewhat-related ''VideoGame/WarioWare'' series, Mona's first outfit.
** Tiny Kong's [[SheIsAllGrownUp grown-up]] [[VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing redesign]] shows off her midriff as well.
* Talim from the ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries SoulCalibur]]'' series. And (considering the series) not in a {{Stripperiffic}} way either, surprisingly enough.
** Seung Mina does this too.
*** Tira in ''III'', as well as Xianghua and Ivy in ''IV''.
* Lilica of ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'', especially in one of her win poses where she whips off her [[AbsoluteCleavage vest/sleeveless jacket thing]], leaving her clad only in her sports bra and cycling shorts.
** And Scharlachrot from ''Arcana Heart 3'' has a midriff baring outfit.
* Most characters in the ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' series don't even show their elbows and knees. Fanservice is probably the only good explanation for Karst's choice in outfit.
* Interestingly, in the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series, this occurs not only with female characters but often with males of the Thief or Assassin classes, like Sothe (''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance Path of Radiance]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Radiant Dawn]]'') and Jaffar (''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade The Blazing Blade]]'').
* Kisala and Lilika from ''VideoGame/RogueGalaxy''.
* Most of the female characters in the ''VideoGame/{{Jak|AndDaxter}}'' series.
* Joanna Dark's outfit ''[[ExposedToTheElements when she is in the [censored] snow]]'' in ''VideoGame/PerfectDarkZero''.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
** It's a popular style among female night elf, blood elf, and draenor [=NPCs=]. In general, armor sets will sometimes alter slightly depending on the gender of the wearer, most often in the case of showing off a little midriff for female characters. Of course, a select few sets of armor [[ChainmailBikini take this a step further]].
** Several major characters have this, notably Sylvanas Windrunner and Jaina Proudmoore. Averted in ''Legion'' for Sylvanas as her armor now covers her midriff before she [[spoiler:becomes Warchief]].
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter''
** Sakura leans toward crop-top versions of her seifuku in the various games.
** Juri wears a half tank top.
** Karin shows a little bit of her bellybutton in some of her moves, and official artworks.
** Elena wears naught but a bikini.
** Rose's DLC gypsy outfit in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''.
** Ibuki's second DLC costume in ''Super Street Fighter IV'' shows her belly button too.
** Crimson Viper's default and first alternate outfits in ''SF IV'', the alternate moreso than the default.
** Laura from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' wears a knotted shirt that has this effect. It applies to both of her alts as well.
** Alex from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' is a male example. He's normally a WalkingShirtlessScene, but ''both'' of his alternate costumes in ''SFV'' have him wearing undersized shirts that expose his navel. Even in ''SFIII'', the muscle shirt he [[BattleStrip rips off]] in one of his intros is far too short for him.
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}''
** Felicia, who bares her midriff and a WHOLE LOT more.
** Morrigan in her mini-skirt and crop top outfit win pose.
* Viola from ''VideoGame/EternalSonata''.
* Leafos from ''VideoGame/VivaPinata''. (However, while her bellybutton shows in the manual, it doesn't in the actual game.) The post office worker. The hunter, Gretchen Fetchen. Petula, of Paper Pets.
* Albel Nox of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' bears his midriff, which, combined with his bi-color AnimeHair and [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys douchebag personality]], makes for some serious MrFanservice.
* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'': Tawna in ''VideoGame/CrashBoomBang'', Liz the Trophy Girl in ''VideoGame/CrashTeamRacing'', and Coco Bandicoot starting with ''VideoGame/CrashNitroKart''.
* [[TheChick Yukari]] and [[{{Ojou}} Mitsuru]]'s [[VirtualPaperDoll swimsuit costumes]] in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', consisting of a bikini top and either daisy dukes or a sarong, respectively, as well as the High-Cut Armor/Battle Panties.
** In ''Portable'', the Female Protagonist has her version, a standard bikini, top and bottom.
** In ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', one of Mitsuru's DLC colors (based on [[VideoGame/BlazblueCalamityTrigger Litchi Faye-Ling]] has the front of her costume use the same tone as her skin, creating this effect.
* ''VideoGame/DarkChronicle'''s [[ActionGirl Monica]] can [[VirtualPaperDoll earn costumes]] such as a CatGirl bikini (with tiger stripes) or her own [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess]] gown, which is something out of Arabian Nights.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Oni}}'', some of Konoko's outfits are like this.
* Try to guess what all three commando units from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'', [[http://cc-series.pl/Uploads/RocketMan/RA3_Yuriko1.jpg Yuriko Omega]](Empire) [[http://images.ea.com/games/redalert3/Actors/JennyMcCarthy/RA3_Tanya2.jpg Special Agent Tanya]](Allies) and [[http://thebeefboy.com/images/fanpage/gina_carano/gina_carano_as_natasha_volkova.jpg Natasha Volkova]] (Soviets) have in common.
* Franchise/{{Pokemon}}:
** In the remakes of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' (though they're more like Crystal remakes), ''[=HeartGold and SoulSilver=]'', [[http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/9/9f/FireRed_LeafGreen_Sabrina.png Sabrina]] from ''Pokémon'' changed to [[http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/65/HeartGold_SoulSilver_Sabrina.png casual wear]].
** Not to mention Flannery, Gardenia, Lucy, Dahlia, Phoebe, Skyla, Shelly (and all female Team Aqua Grunts), Female Swimmers, Battle/Crush Girls, Beauties in ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', Misty in ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''/''Yellow'' and ''[=FireRed=]/[=LeafGreen=]'', and Karen in ''[=HeartGold=]/[=SoulSilver=]''.
** Rui of ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' has it [[{{Bowdlerise}} in the Japanese version]].
** [[DiscoDan Miror B]]. wore a midriff-baring outfit in ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness''.
** In ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'' we have Pinchers Admin Blue Eyes in Guardian Signs and Sinis Trio member Lavana in Shadows of Almia. Tiffany from the original, however, is a subversion.
** Elesa does this with both of her outfits in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' AND ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', however the former isn't as obvious.
** The female player character of ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' can have this with customization options. Her only two tops that bare her midriff are a short parka which goes up just over the navel and a halter top [[http://pokemon.wikia.com/wiki/File:Serena_Pokemon_X.jpeg]] which shows her entire midriff from her chest down.
** ''X'' and ''Y'' also add in a female "Punk" class that does this. In fact, a lot of Kalos NPC females have this, however, they are much more subtle.
** In the demo of ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' (remakes of ''Ruby'' and ''Sapphire''), a female Team Aqua Grunt calls attention to her bare midriff as an example of how stylish the Team Aqua uniforms are.
** In ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'' both Lisia and May in do these in their Contest outfits.
** The female protagonist's surf outfit does this in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon''.
* Krystal in her first appearance in the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' series.
** She also reverts back to this in one of Command's alternate endings but there's a high probability of that game becoming CanonDiscontinuity should a new installment of the franchise be made.
* Zola in ''VideoGame/BlueDragon''. Combined with low-level {{Gainaxing}} because she wears a tube top without a bra.
* Curly Brace from ''VideoGame/CaveStory''.
* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', clothes that fit a slightly larger male character slightly loosely used to, when transferred to a slightly smaller female character, suddenly be short of fabric in a way that exposes the midriff. This was changed later.
* Aida from ''Unreal 2: The Awakening''. Her outfit combines Bare Your Midriff with AbsoluteCleavage. You can see this [[http://liandri.beyondunreal.com/w/images/Aida.jpg here]].
* [[http://www.brainygamer.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/05/29/bge_art_02_2.jpg Jade]] from ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil''
* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'': Pretty much every female character except the Razor Girls - Ophelia, [[spoiler: Drowned Ophelia]], Lita, the Zaulia ([[{{Underboobs}} and how!]]), and even Lars.
* Nariko in ''VideoGame/HeavenlySword''.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
** The Gerudo Warriors all bare their midriffs, wearing stereotypical eastern-arabian clothes. In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' it actually seems to be in part a way of distinguishing Gerudo from non-Gerudo, as it lets the Gerudo show off their distinct abs.
** From ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'': [[spoiler:True Form Midna]] and Iza, who runs the boat rental shop also wears something exposing her stomach. The aforementioned Iza has a brother named Coro who exposes his midriff as well, and while the next example [[FanDisservice isn't as pleasant]], Fyer and Falbi also pull this off.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' has the Gerudo as [[{{Pun}} naval]] amazons, but for another example, there's the Treasure Chest Shop girl. They textured her belly button even though you can only see it if you clip your face through the counter.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames'' (excluding "Zelda's Adventure"), Zelda is wearing a crop top that alternates from being tucked in or showing her stomach. Interestingly, she doesn't seem to have a navel.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTriForceHeroes'' Link himself is a case of this when wearing the [[RealMenWearPink Cheerleader Outfit]]
* Carmelita Fox, in the ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' games. Note that this is '''Inspector''' Carmelita Fox, who is apparently on duty and possibly in uniform -- and who has been called 'hag' by more than one NPC, which implies she's no spring chicken despite being the love interest of a guy presumably in his early 20s. Neyla shows hers too, but she's only a constable at the beginning, backstory says she was recruited straight out of university, and it doesn't look like she's supposed to be wearing a uniform.
* A minor plot point in ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon Project Origin]]'', where Lieutenant Stokes wears a lightweight tactical vest, and the shirt underneath it doesn't quite extend far enough down cover up her midriff. The plot comes at the end of the game, where [[spoiler: Genevive Aristide shoots her in the gut, right at the spot where her armor doesn't cover her]].
* Lara Croft in ''Franchise/TombRaider''.
** Zigzagged: In the 2013 reboot, neither her default outfit nor any of the alternate outfits expose her navel.
* [[BlackMagicianGirl Morrigan]] in ''Franchise/DragonAge'', combined with AbsoluteCleavage on her utterly ridiculous vaguely scarf-like construction that she wears in lieu of a shirt. More realistically, the Dalish armor, as worn by females.
* Some of the outfits in ''VideoGame/WeCheer''.
* Basically every major female character and many minor female characters in ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'': [[HotScientist Shion Uzuki]] ditches her [[CustomUniformOfSexy minidress uniform]] for a high-fashion outfit with a shortish shirt and low-rise slacks in Episode II, then, after quitting in time for episode III, goes straight-out {{Stripperiffic}} with her outfit, featuring tight shorts and a very brief top, more emphasised than moderated with a short [[PrettyInMink fur-collared]] jacket.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has a few examples. [[http://sonic.wikia.com/wiki/Tikal Tikal the Echidna]] from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', in ''VideoGame/SonicRiders'' [[http://sonic.wikia.com/wiki/File:Riders_rouge_small.png Rouge the Bat]] has an alternate outfit which invokes this trope, and similarly [[http://sonic.wikia.com/wiki/File:Blaze_6.png Blaze the Cat]] has an alternate outfit in ''VideoGame/MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames''.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'''s infamous Huntsman's Shirt does this for males and females, though the female version swings more to FurBikini.
* ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' has Stealth Elf.
* ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey III: The Drowned City'' has several examples, but one standout is the astrologist Hypatia. Like all Zodiacs, she wears a full coat... but hers is inexplicably open in the front, giving everyone a clear view of her bare skin.
* In ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', originally the ''guys'' were the majority on the chest/midriff-baring front, aside from Kasuga who sports AbsoluteCleavage all the way down past her navel. She was later joined by Magoichi and Maria, which evens out the ratio somewhat.
* Courtney Gears in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal''.
* Minagi Tohno when she gets hit in the upper area or in her crouching position, it shows a bit in the DoujinGame, ''VideoGame/EternalFighterZero''.
* Riku in his appearance in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', whose navel is the only thing revealed in his outfit.
* Musashi himself in ''VideoGame/MusashiSamuraiLegend''.
* Valencia in ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest''.
** In ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds'', an MMORPG made by the same people who made ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'', some armors do this to female heroes.
** ''VideoGame/WarpForce'', an expansion to ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'', [[http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8917/erith.png Erith Kesai]] also bares her midriff.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}} Freudenstachel'', Sichte's top has been ripped at the bottom, exposing her navel. Karl Palesch is also a (male) example.
* The titular Iris and Nel from ''VideoGame/{{Atelier Iris 3|Grand Phantasm}}''.
* Natasha from ''VideoGame/RustyHearts'' wears a midriff-baring [[OfCorsetsSexy corset]] Her compatriot, Roselle Vergerius, [[{{Stripperiffic}} bears a lot more]], even in her censored version.
* ''Videogame/{{Solatorobo}}'' also provides Calua, who wears armor over his chest, legs, and tail, but forgets to cover his belly. Then there's the [[{{Fanservice}} Queen of the Race photo]], in which Chocolat drags a reluctant Elh into dressing like a cheerleader, much to Red's amusement.
* ''[[Videogame/TheIdolmaster2 The iDOLM@STER 2]]'' - Several of the costumes sport this.
* Tati from ''Videogame/RiseOfTheKasai'', although she has a bit of cloth covering her belly button.
* [[http://extreme.pcgameshardware.de/attachments/397450d1301531304-spieler-frauen-die-beliebtesten-frauen-charaktere-computerspielen-x3saya.jpg Saya Kho]] from the ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]''. Of course, [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame in-game she is only seen from above the neck]].
* Most of the female Franchise/{{Mortal Kombat}}ants.
* Alpha Creations Softworks is notorious for its insurmountable levels of {{Fanservice}}. Most notably in this variant.
** ''Fighting Champions'': Yani, Melissa and Axel.
** ''Rumble! @ the Campus'': Hell, it seems like all of the females (except Dr. Hikari) are part of this trope, either main or alternate uniform: Kiyo, Jam, Hotaru and a whole lot more...
*** Ditto that with Yani's inclusion in the first two games.
*** Oh, and Hayato.
** ''Fight or Die'': Same case as above.
* Fiora and Sharla's default outfits do this in ''Videogame/{{Xenoblade}} Chronicles'', you can also buy a bikini or just have them take off the armor/shirts and just have them walk around in a bra and whatever else.
** If you give Melia the Makna Top even she does this. [[{{Fanservice}} Makes you wonder why.]]
* Pointy-eared, artificial girl Luca from the ''Videogame/StarGladiator'' series (specifically Plasma Sword) exhibits an extreme case of midriff baring.
* Oceana from ''[[VideoGame/EndlessOcean Blue World]]''. (When she's not in her scuba gear.)
* ''[[{{VideoGame/Tribes}} Tribes 2]]'' tends to do this with a lot of the female scouting armors, this even applies to Star Wolf's male scout armor, for someone from an ice world...
* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' has some of this since the 1.1 update, introducing new female shapes along with the rest of the major content, the most particular example being the Hallowed armor.
* If you're a female in the ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' series, chances are you will have at least one or two outfits that do this. And that doesn't even count the Xtreme games which has all the girls in bikinis.
* Tart in ''[[VideoGame/TearsToTiara2 Tears to Tiara 2]]'' is the only female character to do so. And she's fights on the front lines in battle using a {{BFS}}. Probably has something to do with the Goddess thing.
* Juliet in ''Videogame/LollipopChainsaw''... a lot.
* Vivi the vampiress of ''VideoGame/BrainDead13'' wears a black skimpy outfit that not only bares her belly, but also exposes her cleavage of her GagBoobs, combining it with ImpossiblyLowNeckline.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'' series has 5pb./Lyrica and Vert, whose HDD outfit is this plus {{Underboobs}}. From mk-2, there's HDD Uni, HDD Nepgear, Falcom and Linda/Underling; and in Victory there is Noire in her regular form and Plutia as Iris Heart.
* Lea in ''Boogie''.
* Both Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'', and in addition, Talia al Ghul in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''.
* The female Raider and Merc outfits in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''.
* Quill in ''[[Franchise/RedFaction Red Faction 2]]''.
* ''VideoGame/DungeonMakerIITheHiddenWar'': Several female enemies dress like this, as well as the Dungeon Maker's female apprentice.
* ''VideoGame/CrazyTaxi'': Gena and Cinnamon from Crazy Taxi and Crazy Taxi 2 respectively both wear midriff baring outfits. Several of the male characters from the franchise (Axel, Iceman, Gus, Angel and Bixbite) also leaves their upper-bodies on show.
* ''Videogame/{{Rage}}'': Most of the women in Rage are at least wearing a shirt that stops an inch or two too short, but the ones that particularly qualify for this trope are Sarah (from The Scorchers DLC) and Loosum Hagar, both of whom are wearing what can generously be called a half-shirt, and one of the women in Subway Town who is wearing a tube-top.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Roommates}}'', both Sally and Isabella wear midriff-revealing tops along with [[WhoWearsShortShorts short shorts]]. Sally's stops just short of her shorts, while Isabella's [[{{Stripperiffic}} barely covers enough of her chest to count as a shirt]].
* In ''VideoGame/WiiFit'', the female trainer wears only a sports bra, exposing her stomach.
* Based on the box art, both the pilot (Bryna) and the gunner (K.T.) of the Star Wolves' mothership in ''VideoGame/{{Star Wolves}} 2''. And, if not for one well-placed leather strap, Bryna would also qualify for [[AbsoluteCleavage absolute cleavage]]. You can see it [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oFk6JBHvnDA/TnwYsgn7sDI/AAAAAAAAPes/YBppmOHd12k/s1600/star+wolves+2.jpg here]]. Bryna is the one that is standing up.
* Oddly done in ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroesTheFlash''. Due to less than stellar cutscene artwork, WonderWoman winds up baring her midriff. Summoning her in battle, however, and she wears her traditional, navel-protecting armor.
* In the ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe'' series, both Tyris and Sarah have outfits which expose their stomachs.
* Yae in the ''VideoGame/GanbareGoemon'' games, when she transforms into a mermaid. She also gets a bikini alternate outfit in ''VideoGame/GoemonsGreatAdventure''.
* Gunvolt from ''VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt'', at least in Japan. The overseas localization team made him wear a proper shirt.
* Annet Myer from ''VideoGame/ElViento'' and its sequel ''Annet Futatabi''.
* The Desert Sorceresses of ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' wear what amounts to a black strapless bra, leaving the vast majority of the torso exposed and complete the look with long, black HighClassGloves and ZettaiRyouiki. The FlavorText on these items says that the Sorceresses employ DistractedByTheSexy as a combat tactic.
** From the first game, several of the Hollow armor sets do this. They ''used'' to cover more, but are decaying and falling apart, leaving gaps.
* In ''VideoGame/UncommonTime'', half the elemental spirits -- Bravura, Tacet, and Solenna -- have these outfits.
* ''VideoGame/CubeColossus'': Millie, when she appears, has her midriff bared in her outfit as her top is not long enough to connect to her pants.
* ''VideoGame/RecettearAnItemShopsTale'':
** Charme's outfit is of a crop top and a skirt, as seen [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Recettear_Charme_303.gif here]].
** Prime's outfit is of a bra and a skirt, as seen [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Recettear_Prime_1699.gif here]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' has several characters that bare their midriffs, such as Kinessa, Inara, Seris, and Drogoz, who is a RareMaleExample.
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''
** D.Va's "Junker" and "Scavenger" skins give her a crop top with a short vest. Her "Cruiser" skin has her shirt tied up, but her pants cover her navel.
** Sombra's "Azúcar", "Los Muertos", and "Tulum" skins all show her midriff, though her navel is covered in the former two.
** Tracer's "Sprinter" and "Track and Field" skins give her sporty clothing which reveal her stomach.
** Widowmaker's "Talon" skin shows her midriff.
* ''VideoGame/TargetOfDesireEpisode1'': Maia goes by the old saying: If you got it, flaunt it... by wearing a business suit that somehow exposes almost your entire torso.
* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' only has Octolings and female Inklings in their rarely-seen undershirts, but [[VideoGame/Splatoon2 the sequel]] adds Marina (complete with navel piercing!) and [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy Callie]] (complete with tattoo!).
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* Few of the female characters in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'' have characters donning midriff baring outfits, they are:
** Cindy in her N-Men outfit.
** Jimmy's crush Betty dressed in a two piece outfit as Lady Macbeth in the episode "Out Darn Spotlight." A rather revealing outfit for an elementary school play.
** A minor character named Brittany wears a pink and white shirt that exposes her belly button for the entire series.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', Gumball has ended up with an exposed midriff several times as a joke, including [[ClothingDamage having his sweater ripped]] and once trying out as a cheerleader while wearing a clearly undersized uniform. Nicole also wears a belly shirt in "The Lie" as part of the heavy metal look everyone took for a FictionalHoliday, but [[{{Fanservice}} it's not as funny]].
* Hayley from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. Her default outfit shows her midriff (and her navel ring).
* In the animated version of ''WesternAnimation/AngelsFriends'' Raf, Urie, Sweet and Miki have exposed this.
* In one episode/short/cartoon in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' called "Belly Button Blues" Katie Ka-Boom wears a midriff bearing shirt that shows off her belly button. Her family all notice it and have different reactions to it, especially her little brother who constantly keeps singing, "I see Katie's belly button! I see Katie's belly button!". It annoys her so much, especially when her DAD mentions her belly button. She becomes enraged and turns to a green monster with an even bigger and MORE hideous belly button!
* Tara Boumdeay from ''WesternAnimation/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Ty Lee full time, Mai and Azula in the beach episode, Katara and Suki when trying to blend in with Fire Nation clothes, and most female Fire Nation guards. Player!Ty Lee wears this in "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheEmberIslandPlayers The Ember Island Players]]" play ''The Boy in the Iceberg'', though she's noticeably heavier set.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'': During "In Gamma World", Wasp and a female SHIELD agent mutate after being exposed to Gamma radiation, causing their costumes to [[ClothingDamage conveniently tear]] in mid-riff exposing areas. Wasp's civilian outfit also does this normally.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.
** Chelsea. She's always seen wearing a black-and-white sleeveless top that never covers her navel.
** Maxine in one episode.
* Almost every female character in ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'', although Sharon and Maria both eventually received changes to their [[LimitedWardrobe default outfits]] and no longer did this.
* Jessica in ''WesternAnimation/TheBremenAvenueExperience''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster''.
** Princess Lana.
** Princess Zelda when she appeared in it.
* Roberta Tubbs in ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow''. Her LimitedWardrobe consists of a green tube top.
* Joan of Arc in ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh''.
* Yumi Ishiyama and Sissi Delmas of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', in both variants of their [[LimitedWardrobe usual outfits]], their sport gears and some party clothes too. In general, crop tops are popular with the female students at Kadic. This trope is even [[DiscussedTrope commented on]] by Tamiya in episode 5, "Big Bug".
** The guys aren't totally immune either, as Odd always wears a crop top. Of course, he wears another shirt underneath (except when the animators don't color it properly).
* Abby from ''Animation/{{Cubix|RobotsForEveryone}}'', [[ExposedToTheElements even when it's raining and the wind is blowing!]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': [[PerkyGoth Sam,]] [[AlphaBitch Paulina]], and quite a few female students of Casper High [[NoDressCode dress in navel baring outfits.]] For Danny's RoguesGallery, there's [[EvilDiva Ember]], [[JerkassGenie Desiree,]] [[EmotionEater Penelope Spectra in her second appearance,]] and [[ClingyJealousGirl Kitty]]. Danny's OppositeSexClone and DistaffCounterpart Dani Phantom's ghost form also shows her stomach to further differentiate her from Danny, even though she's (biologically) twelve.
* Quinn in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''. Also Kevin, and Stacy to a lesser degree.
* Diana fom ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' wears a FurBikini.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''.
** Vicky. Her regular outfit is a short t-shirt.
** Several of the female students in Dimmsdale Elementary are like this too; the school has a rather lousy dress code for allowing ten year olds walk around with their belly buttons revealing.
** [[AlphaBitch Trixie]] in her Wonder Gal outfit during the episode "Big Superhero Wish"
* Meg's post-makeover outfit in the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Don't Make Me Over".
* Frankie Foster in ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** Amy Wong is quite committed to this trope. Her default outfit is a pink sweatpants and crop top combination, but almost every non-formal outfit she wears exposes everything between her waist and ribcage. When it's cold out she wears a ''[[ExposedtoTheElements belly parka]]''.
** Leela does this in ''almost'' every outfit she wears, the main exception being her default one that she wears 90% of the time. Her other outfits usually feature small cut-out windows around her belly button.
** In "Crimes of the Hot", Professor Farnsworth wears a see-through bellyshirt for a spot of FanDisservice.
** In "Three Hundred Big Boys", Farnsworth spends his tax rebate on a stem cell treatment to make him look younger and more attractive. He starts dating an attractive punk girl who wears a tank top that shows off her navel ring. Takes a sharp turn into FanDisservice once Farnsworth's stem cells wear off and his true age is revealed, prompting the girl to reveal that she ''also'' spent her tax rebate on a cosmetic procedure to look more attractive. She removes her navel ring, and instantly becomes extremely fat.
* Hyena in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' ended up with a permanently bare midriff after she became a cyborg. Demona and (in the comics) Angela also tend to go around bare-midriffed. Also Queen Titania had an extremely bared midriff, complete with navel gem.
* Aya from ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' seems to be made to look like this.
* ClothingDamage makes turns Teela's outfit into this in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheuniverse2002''; the same battle gives her a CloseCallHaircut that gives her an eerie resemblance to her mother that is quickly recognized by the primitive tribe who believe the Sorceress to be a goddess.
* Pizzazz and Roxy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' dress this way in a few episodes. It's meant to emphasise their "bad girl" qualities compared to [[TokenGoodTeammate Stormer]] or the protagonists, though occasionally Hologram members bare their midriffs (far less than Misfits though). This is also [[TheVamp Minx]]'s default way of dressing.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'': Judy Jetson.
* A few background characters on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', "Task Force X" member Plastique has a midriff-baring outfit. The "skin" is actually a latex layer covering a ring of explosives around her midsection.
** Hawkgirl switches to a midriff-baring costume, much like her comicbook counterpart's, in season 2 of ''Justice League Unlimited''. Previously, she had worn a LeotardOfPower.
* [[FatGirl Eugly]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', because she's too fat for the shirt to fit her.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''
** Kim did this all throughout her first season, but by the last all of her outfits had changed to avoid this.
** Her dad also [[LampshadeHanging comments on it]] in the episode where she gets her new mission outfit (her classic mission outfit being the final piece of midriff-baring clothing to go), saying "It's been my dream to see you save the world without baring your midriff." before revealing a large, cumbersome suit of PoweredArmor for her to try.
** Also [[DiscussedTrope commented]] by Ron (in Kim's body) during the FreakyFridayFlip episode:
--->'''Kim's mom:''' As a board-certified neurosurgeon, I've got to say, it's just not possible to swap brains.\\
'''Ron-in-Kim's-body:''' Point taken, Dr. P, but how else do you explain my bare midriff?
** Kim's not the only one showing off her navel, Bonnie and the rest of the cheerleading squad, and other background female characters are like this too..
* Luanne in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''.
* ''Toys/{{Lalaloopsy}}''
** Mango Tiki Wiki.
** Pickles B.L.T. in her Popular Athletic Outfit (I Thought Pickles would wear a Blue Short-Sleeved Cropped T-Shirt with a Pickle Burger on it and Jean Shorts on).
* Triplicate Girl in ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', and Duo Damsel for part of season two.
* {{Disneyfi|cation}}ed Queen La in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan''.
* Juniper Lee "June" in ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'', she's usual attire every day clothes that exposed her navel.
* Mike from ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg''.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'': [[RobotGirl Jenny]] doesn't really wear any clothes, but her colors and the shape of her body is designed to look like a teenage girl in a tube top and short skirt complete with an exposed belly and screw-shaped bellybutton. It's even made a plot point in "[[GottaCatchThemAll Around The World In 80 Pieces]]", being that her "belly bolt" is the one piece that holds the rest of her body together; without it, she quite literally falls apart.
* ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'': All of the employees at Gar's bodega show their midriff in [[WalkingShirtlessScene one way or another]]. (With the exception of K.O., who is [[VagueAge 6 to 11]].) Rad even lampshades it when giving K.O. his uniform vest.
--->'''Rad:''' We ran out of crop tops.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has a lot of characters who outfits that show off their belly buttons. Some of the best examples are:
** Alt!Candace from ''[[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension Across the 2nd Dimension]]''. Not that anyone would complain...
** Main universe Candace often does this when going on a date with Jeremy, changing out of her usual LimitedWardrobe into a pair of jeans and a white cropped T-shirt.
** We also see Doof in a croptop in one episode, though this is more like FanDisservice. Perry is justifiably horrified at the sight.
** Stacy has [[ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction several]] outfits like this during the "Disco Miniature Golfing Queen" number from "Put that Putter Away".
** Isabella, too, has an outfit that shows off her tummy during the same number from "Put that Putter Away", as well as a Hawaiian Hula outfit, mistaken for a "belly dancer" outfit, in "What Do it Do?".
*** So did Fireside Girl Adyson in "Put That Putter Away".
** The background dancers in "Squirrels in My Pants"
** A lot of women around the Tri-State area tend to show off their belly buttons (even mothers with kids).
* Tula in ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater''.
* Grown up [=AndrAIa=] in ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''.
* Sabrina did this in ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries''. In the SequelSeries ''Sabrina's Secret Life'', she bared more of it, probably because she was actually given a belly button this time around.
* Just about every single princess in ''WesternAnimation/SeaPrincesses'' uses this, and some of the princes as well.
* Air Enforcer of ''WesternAnimation/SkysurferStrikeForce''.
* Mary Jane and Cheyenne from ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries''.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': Ahsoka, which while not quite as abnormal as it might be for a Jedi considering what's worn by Aayla Secura, still stands out, especially when you consider her age.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', being related to Rose Quartz means you'll probably get hit with this trope. Her son Steven is a downplayed version, but [[spoiler: Stevonnie]] is a more constant example, due to their clothes being a bit too small for them. Rose herself has a [[CleavageWindow Belly Window]] version of it, as well as her fusion with Pearl, Rainbow Quartz. On the unrelated side, we also have Lapis Lazuli and one of [[spoiler: Yellow Diamond's Ruby Squad, who is known by everybody as [[PunnyName Navy.]]]]
* Supergirl in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''. She is joined in this trope by Stargirl in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited''
* ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'': Kimmy's outfit in "The Ballad of Scary Mary" does this, as does Ilana's pajamas in "Tashy 497."
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'': April O'Neil's initial outfit includes this, and is in fact apparently considered appropriate attire for her job as a lab assistant.
* Starfire and Terra in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. Raven in one episode due to ClothingDamage.
* Lion-O in the original ''WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats|1985}}''. Cheetara and Wilykit in ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011''.
* On ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama Island]]'' all the girls (notably [[AlphaBitch Heather]] and [[BellyDancer Izzy]]) except Beth, Eva, Leshawna, Dawn, Jo, Staci, Ella, Scarlett, and Sky. While Courtney and Dakota's regular outfits don't show midriff, it is shown on some of their alternate outfits (sleepwear for both, swimwear for Courtney, and an intern outfit for Dakota). Lampshaded when Leshawna and Heather are up against each other in a challenge and trash talk by insulting each other over their {{Limited Wardrobe}}s. Leshawna says she's sick of staring at Heather's navel, while Heather says she's just as sick of staring at the peaches on Leshawna's shirt.
** Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' where all the girls except Laurie and Stephanie avert this (unless you count the Sisters' and Cadets' swimsuits). There's also Ennui, a RareMaleExample
* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' starts a trio of high school girls from Beverly Hills, so of course it has bare midriffs all over the place. However, the artists didn't think to give anyone bellybuttons until the third season.
* Strangely enough, ''[[http://tfwiki.net/w2/images2/b/b3/Beachcomber-tfa-model.jpg Beachcomber]]'' from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is colorized in a way that makes him look like he's bearing his midriff. Whether this was intentional or not, he's still the only character in TFA to do so.
** [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Most versions]] of Arcee have a similar look, though it's less prominent in their cases because, unlike Beachcomber, none of them are drawn to look like they're wearing jeans.
* Many female Trollz in ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollz}}'', as their bellybuttons have magical gems that are the source of their magic.
* Triana Orpheus in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' in a nice low-key goth girl way.
* Princess Amalia in ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' loves this. Nearly every female member of the main cast wears a midriff-baring outfit as either their default clothes, their transformation clothes, or both. [[LampshadeHanging This is later commented on]] by one of their professors, who expresses disdain for the look:
-->'''Palladium:''' Before we can send you, we have to suit you up in the appropriate attire. You see, the weather on Sparx is quite brutal, so I'm afraid open-toe shoes and exposed midriffs simply will not do.\\
'''Griselda:''' If I had my way, this would be the year-round dress code.\\
'''Faragonda:''' Oh, Griselda.
** That quote was only in the 4Kids dub. It's ironic that out of all companies, this one would blatantly address, given that they've tried to cover it up before, notably giving Nico Robin in ''Manga/OnePiece'' an undershirt...
** And then the Enchantix went and took the last one who wasn't in a mini-dress, Techna, and did it to her too. And made the others' clothes skimpier than before.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'''s Will, Taranee and Hay Lin's Guardian forms have exposed midriffs.
** Outside of Guardian form, Hay Lin's Season 1 Outfit sorta counts, although you can't see her navel. In Season 2, the girls give up their LimitedWardrobe and each get a couple of trope-relevant outfits.
* Artemis on ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' as part of her superhero outfit.
* In ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', most of the characters changed their out-of-costume LimitedWardrobe every season. Each of the girls had at least one outfit that did this, and all of Jean's did. Jean, Rogue, Boom Boom, Magma, and Shadowcat all did this when they formed the [[AmazonBrigade Bayville Sirens]] as well. Ironically, Jean's Siren outfit bares the least amount of midriff out of all of them.
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* In ''Manga/AliceAcademy'', the main character ([[AgeInappropriateDress 10 years old]]) has a midriff-baring cheerleader's costume in the OP, and bared it again in an ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''-style costume for the SchoolFestival.
* Urd, Peorth, and Hild's loli form in ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' have all worn midriff-baring outfits.
* As often as not, Tina Foster in ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi''. [[HaremNanny Miyabi]] wore a midriff-baring halter top (often under an even shorter "jacket" and with a miniskirt) early in the manga, including [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/ai_yori_aoshi/v01/c005/10.html her first appearance]].
* Sylvie in ''Anime/AshitaNoNadja''.
* Runo Misaki and Julie Makimoto in the first series of ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}''.
** Julie still continues to do it.
* Revy from ''Manga/BlackLagoon''.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Ichigo Kurosaki, whose street clothes always seem to expose his belly if he does so much as lift his arms.
** Female examples include the Arrancar Halibel, Neliel, Mila-Rose, Lilynette, and Loly, and the Visored Lisa, in whose case it's a SailorFuku many times too small.
** Inoue's new outfit when she and Chad meet up with Ichigo in Soul Society in the Thousand Year Blood War arc has this as well as CleavageWindow, though it's really just very wide straps. (You can see her skin on her side in color pages, and Urahara even says, "If you close it in the front it'll spill out the sides!")
* A popular fashion choice in ''Manga/Brave10''. Nearly all of Anastasia's and Rokuro's outfits stop well above the waist and pick up again with low-rise bottoms, and Saizo, Kamanosuke, and Jinpachi and Hanzo also get in on this from time to time with some of their numbers.
* [[http://www.cyberpunkreview.com/images/bubblegum-crisis09.jpg This outfit]] worn by Sylia Stingray in the ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'' [=OVAs=], sometimes with a suit jacket over it. The first episode was released in 1987, but with the passage of time her fashion starts looking less and less ridiculous.
* Tokiko's swimsuit in ''Manga/BusouRenkin''. Much to her displeasure.
** [[FanService She's the only one]].
* Both Yunyun and Alphard from ''Anime/{{Canaan}}'' dress this way, although in Yunyun's case it stresses her tomboyish nature, whereas with Alphard it is used more to emphasize her extreme badassery.
* In ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', Sakura Kinomoto has a midriff-baring outfit in episode 7[[hottip:*:The Bat Burglar Costume]] and episode 43[[hottip:*:The Pink Flower Costume]].
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Kallen Kozuki ~Terrorist Version~ wears this early on in the first series. Complete with giant belts, straps, obvious breasts, and ZettaiRyouki!
* Faye Valentine and Ed from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''.
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'':
** Mimi Tachikawa. This might have something to do with being in the US for a few years.
** Persiamon, Rosemon, Angewomon, Ophanimon, Mervamon, Minervamon and Kazemon also bare their midriffs. Also Emperor Greymon.
* Zoey from ''Anime/DinosaurKing''.
* ''Anime/DivergenceEve'' and it's second season has Kotoko, both the piloting outfits she wears are very {{Stripperiffic}} starting just below the chest area.
* ''Franchise/DotHack'' has [[GoingFurASwim Ouka]], [[ChainmailBikini Mimiru, BlackRose, Rena]], [[QuicklyDemotedWoman Subaru]], [[TheHighQueen Helba]], [[IronLady Pi]], [[AxCrazy Bordeaux]], [[GenkiGirl Tabby]], and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Haseo]].
* Bra and Pan in ''Anime/DragonballGT''.
** And Bulma during the Invisible Spaceship filler scene in ''Anime/DragonballZ''.
* Mink from ''Manga/DragonHalf''.
* Nadie's outfit in ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja''.
* In ''Anime/{{Endride}}'', this is a staple of men's fashion in Endora. Among others, Emilio, Delzaine, Guidoro, and Gradido all show off their abs with either open fronted-shirts or unusual cutouts. It may be a case of AuthorAppeal as, of the two character designers, the ones done by Creator/KazushiHagiwara feature this most often.
* In ''Anime/EurekaSeven'', Gidget, Hilda and Talho all have outfits that bare their midriffs to various degrees. Talho, however, switches to a full-body costume later on.
* Lisa Sakakino from ''éX-Driver''.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** Erza Scarlet has the ability to change into different armors, many of them showing off her stomach (which some might describe as 'taut').
** Most of Lucy's outfits count, as well as ClothingDamage.
** Cana wears a bikini top.
** Mirajane before the death of her sister used to wear this. However, she continued to wear her modest outfit after her sister turned out to still be alive after all.
*** Her Take Over magic, [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Satan Soul]], has this as well.
** Juvia after being [[BrainwashedAndCrazy possessed]] by Vidaldus Taka.
*** [[spoiler: Pretty much all of the female [[BizarroWorld Edolas]] counterparts minus Wendy, Cana, and Mirajane.]]
*** [[spoiler:Wendy and Mirajane, on other hand, do expose their midriffs in the anime whereas Lucy doesn't.]]
*** And if it's not exposed already [[ClothingDamage it will be]].
** Sting is really fond of tops that only cover his pecs. His first outfit like this was also tight, and a color similar to his skin.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''
** Envy wouldn't seem nearly as androgynous without their bared midriff.
** Winry in her mechanic overalls, defying just about every safety rule.
** Wrath from [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the anime]] is a bit young looking but dresses similarly to Envy. It also makes him look androgynous.
* In ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'', Ranpha initially wears a Chinese dress with a large section cut out to reveal her midriff. In sequels Galaxy Angel Z, A, etc., however, this section is covered up.
** The outfits of both Lily C. Sherbet and Anise Azeat of the Rune Angel Troupe.
* Bertuccio from ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'', which kinda takes the edge off his ScaryBlackMan persona.
* Shuichi from ''Manga/{{Gravitation}}''.
* Mayor Gathermoon in Gundam SD.
* LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya does this a lot, specifically whenever there's [[BeachEpisode warm weather involved]].
* Shirin from ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'' wears a midriff-baring kind of outfit.
* Boma from ''Anime/HeatGuyJ'' shows off a nice six-pack.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'''s Doktor, who is also a Nazi. What is most disturbing to fans is that he pulls it off remarkably well.
** Seras also did this in the fourth episode of the TV series.
* The girls of ''Manga/HidamariSketch'' rarely wear outfits that do this outside the context of swimwear, but one time, when they were taking pictures of each other with Sae's new used Polaroid camera, Hiro lent Yuno an outfit that showed her tummy. Sae was surprised she even had something like that (with a skull and crossbones on it), but Miyako guesses that Hiro wanted to be bold, so she bought it, then decided she couldn't wear it.
** Yoshinoya-sensei wore a midriff-baring outfit on stage during the opening ceremony in Volume 4, and later to her class, helping her il[[{{Pun}} lust]]rate the three elective enrichment classes available to second-year students. She invited the ones who had already decided to touch the part of her that indicated the class they wanted: her tummy for 2-D, her breasts for 3-D (!), and her head for information.
* While the girls of ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'' don't seem to wear these in the main story outside of swimsuits, Nobue and Miu do on some episode pages and interstitial pages.
* In ''LightNovel/IfHerFlagBreaks'', Megumu's swimsuit in episode 6 has a top and bottom portion. Though he doesn't really need it as a guy, it's played up as if he were a girl, and Nanami hilariously does an EyePoke on Souta when Megumu first takes his shirt off.
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'': Ichika and Charles' IS suit is like this.
* Tayune in ''LightNovel/{{Inukami}}''.
* [[HitmanWithAHeart Kurausoras']] outfit during her final duel with [[LittleMissBadass Argent]] in ''Manga/IonoTheFanatics''.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
** Joseph Joestar, the protagonist of Part 2. A particularly notable case in that he actually predates the BishonenJumpSyndrome phenomenon by quite a few years, though it doesn't come off as any less [[FemaleGaze fanservicey]].
** Rohan Kishibe and Guido Mista, who do take advantage of BishonenJumpSyndrome, also count as well.
** For the usual (female) example, there's Jolyne Cujoh, the protagonist of part 6.
* Weda from ''Anime/HareGuu'' wears a similar outfit to Lum's. Villagers Rebecca and Addy wear midriff-baring outfits as well. It's played with by Guu herself. She always wears the same long pink skirt and yellow tube top, but it only shows off her midriff in her adult-form.
* [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121127025242/kaleidostar/images/c/c3/35773362_WZCIPKVFE.jpg Rosetta Passel]] in ''Anime/KaleidoStar''.
* Eva from ''Manga/{{Karneval}}'' bares it. [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/karneval/v02/c011/9.html And damn she bares it well.]]
** [[{{Bishonen}} Gareki]] occasionally bares his too.
* Éclair from ''Anime/KiddyGrade'' shows off her midriff through a cross-shaped opening in her costume--which also makes it an example of ImpossiblyCoolClothes.
* In ''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'', Tamayo Kizaki bares her midriff with her casual clothes and a blue swimsuit.
** Misaki Suzuhara did not bare her midriff in the anime, but she bared with her another swimsuit in the official anime picture that shows a group picture of her, Tamayo, Hatoko, Sai, and Kaede in their swimsuits.
** The round girls of this anime wore a midriff-baring outfits.
** A cameo of Misaki who appeared in the Episode 10 of an anime ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'' wore a midriff-baring blue promotional outfit during the end of an exam along with Tamayo. This is the first appearance of Misaki Suzuhara who bares her midriff in the other CLAMP anime.
* ''Anime/{{Kill La Kill}}'': The main character, Ryuko, does this a lot.
* Lampshaded in ''VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou'', by Aisha, Rinrin and even Shuri, commenting that almost all the generals from the Wu kingdom are showing their bellies.
* In ''Manga/KOn'', the former Light Music Club band Death Devil used to have outfits with this. Also, one of the bands at the Live House show had this in their outfits.
** The main girls rarely expose their bellies outside of wearing bikinis, but Ritsu wears a hula outfit in her ImagineSpot about going to Hawaii, and wears a midriff-baring shirt when going to apply for passports. In addition, Azusa has only worn bikinis in merchandise, preferring one-pieces otherwise.
* Raichou's MagicalGirl costume in ''LightNovel/KyouranKazokuNikki'' has a big gap, through which she shows off her stomach. In one episode she dresses up Kyouka in a costume that reveals even more in that department.
* In ''Anime/ALittleSnowFairySugar'', the woman who plays [[spoiler:the bear pianist's human form]] in the play "The Bear Pianist" wears a midriff-baring tank top normally.
* Amalla Su from ''Manga/LoveHina'': Her default outfit is rather revealing tribal garb. Kaolla Su (and later the rest of the girls) wears a similar outfit for her wedding dress.
* ''Anime/LuckyStar'':
** Konata did this once. Her dad didn't like it because [[TheIngenue young, impressionable]] Yutaka might imitate her.
** In the live concert, Aya Hirano got a two piece cheerleader outfit for "Kaishite Knee Socks" and "Motteke Sailor Fuku".
* Subaru's Barrier Jacket and all of Arf's outfits in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. Also, [[spoiler: Tohma's SuperpoweredEvilSide]] in ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce''.
* In ''LightNovel/LordMarksmanAndVanadis'', every Vanadis, as well as Limlisha, has this in their standard clothing.
* Somewhat {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'': The ship from Chizeta is full of young women wearing such an outfit. When Umi is captured, since her clothes disappear, she's given the same kind of outfit, which makes her complain about her bare tummy.
* Many characters from ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'', both male and female, dress like this, since it's mostly set in hot desert or tropical countries.
** One notable male example being Judar, who wears a [[MrFanservice very revealing]] crop-top to show off his abs.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has one of these somewhere, amidst all the other various forms of {{Fanservice}}.
-->'''[[ActionGirl Setsuna]]:''' "[[WeaselMascot Chamo]]! What's the meaning of [[PlayboyBunny this]]!?"\\
'''[[DirtyOldMan Chamo]]:''' "It's a costume. It looks good too."\\
'''Setsuna:''' "My stomach is showing!"
** Of course, that has nothing on the... "[[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v23/c207/12.html outfit]]"... [[SchoolNewspaperNewsHound Asakura]] wears in the Magic World.
** And then there's [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v26/c239/2.html Theodora...]]
** Yue's outfit bares her midriff after the fight in the Governor's Ball. [[spoiler:Reminding you that her ally was [[NeverSayDie written out]] of existence by a shot that passed ''through'' Yue, destroying that part of her shirt along with Emily.]]
* All of the Mermaids out of Civilian and Idol form in ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' who always wear [[SeashellBra Seashell Bras]] in their Mermaid form.
* Miss Monochrome's main outfit in ''Anime/MissMonochrome''. Kikuko and other idols that are briefly seen on television also wear this type of attire.
* Michiko from ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin'' does this a lot, drawing attention to the big tattoo on her stomach.
* ''Manga/{{Mitsudomoe}}'' clearly has a crowning moment of awesome where this trope is demonstrated [[http://img4.sankakustatic.com/wp-content/gallery/safe-ix/mitsudo-moe-loli-sentai-mecha-anime-image-gallery-010.jpg on]] [[http://img1.sankakustatic.com/wp-content/gallery/safe-ix/mitsudo-moe-loli-sentai-mecha-anime-image-gallery-026.jpg several]] [[http://img2.sankakustatic.com/wp-content/gallery/safe-ix/mitsudo-moe-loli-sentai-mecha-anime-image-gallery-047.jpg extremely]] [[http://img1.sankakustatic.com/wp-content/gallery/safe-ix/mitsudo-moe-loli-sentai-mecha-anime-image-gallery-048.jpg memorable]] [[http://img4.sankakustatic.com/wp-content/gallery/safe-ix/mitsudo-moe-loli-sentai-mecha-anime-image-gallery-050.jpg occasions]].
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'''s Nena Trinity... in addition to ridiculously short shorts.
** But then, one might argue that Nena walks around in her underwear, when not busy killing innocents.
** Johann also does this... though Nena shows more for the purpose of Fanservice.
* ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'': Nadia's acrobat outfit.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Sai is a male example.
** Ino also shows her midriff starting in ''Shippuden'' and continuing through adulthood. Prior to ''Shippuden'' she subverted the trope, wearing a separate top and shirt that left her midriff exposed... but covered with bandages.
** Fu, the female Seven Tails host.
** [[HotScientist Karin]] is a partial example: her lab coat hangs all the way down on the sides, but is cut to reveal her belly in the front and back.
** Sakura bares hers in the entirety of the third movie, ''Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom''.
*** She partially bares her midriff during adulthood in a similar fashion to Karin.
** Shion from ''Naruto Shippuden: The Movie''.
** [[ShrinkingViolet Hinata]] bares hers in the sixth ''Shippuuden'' Movie.
** From the ''Shippuden'' fillers: Ran in episode 288, Yukata and Yome during the Chunin Exam filler arc
** Inojin dresses this way. [[spoiler:Unsurprisingly, he's the son of Ino and Sai.]]
* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'':
** Momoko Asuka, though it's a bit risqué for a fifth grader.
** During one episode of ''Dokkaan'', Hana-chan dons a costume that also has this.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Almost all of the female characters in get in on this trope.
** Nami, and to a certain degree Robin, are prime examples.
** Even Dr. Kureha (complete with bellybutton piercing), despite living on a polar island and being ''139''.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' pretty much takes this trope and runs with it:
** Serena has demonstrated this multiple times: During the third anime [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKv1rbuh5Tg&t=1m1s outro]], in her Fennekin [[http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140501034625/pokemon/images/2/25/Serena_In_Her_Fennekin_Outfit.jpg outfit]], and in her bathing suit.
** Misty wears a midriff-baring top in the anime, but shows a lot more skin in [[Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu one of the manga series]], donning a higher-cut shirt and lower-cut shorts. After Misty was PutOnTheBus she returned with a new outft that covers up more.
** Jessie's outfit is this way on default.
** Tyra from The Bridge Bike Gang of the Original Series.
** Duplica, from Ditto's Mysterious Mansion, when she wears a Team Rocket outfit.
** Liza, the caretaker of the Charicific Valley's outfit.
** Trixie from Pokémon: The Johto Journeys
** Chigusa from Johto League Champions.
** Peggy from Johto.
** Flannery and Gardenia as well.
** Shauna from Pokémon: Advanced Generation
** Grace from Pokémon: Advanced Challenge
** Shelly from Team Aqua.
** Lilian Meridian from Pokémon: Battle Frontier
** Pike Queen Lucy from Pokémon: Battle Frontier
** May’s contest dress in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
** Maren from Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}.
** Annie and Oakley in ''Anime/PokemonHeroes''.
** Rebecca from ''Anime/PokemonDestinyDeoxys''.
** Lizabeth from ''Anime/PokemonRangerAndTheTempleOfTheSea''.
** May's rival Harley is a male example. He's a campy LongHairedPrettyBoy.
** Elesa and Skyla from Black and White do this.
** Linda from Best Wishes.
** Soren and Rocko from Best Wishes.
** Penelope and Viola from XY
** Malva, member of the Kalos Elite Four and also Team Flare, from XY
** Diana from Anime/Pokemon4Ever.
** Millis Steel from Anime/PokemonDiancieAndTheCocoonOfDestruction.
* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'':
** Misty wears a tube top and shorts as her default outfit.
*** When Black and White get attacked by [[spoiler:Virizon]], her [[ClothingDamage shirt suffers the most damage]], resulting in this trope. White's shirt drops resulting in this trope as she is seen falling on [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140708045024/pokemon/images/a/a2/Pokemon_Special_White_Midriff_Full_Cover.jpg Volume 4's cover]]
* [[Anime/PrettyCure Cures]] [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Black]], [[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 Dream]] (and [[EvilTwin Dark Dream]]), Milky Rose, [[Anime/FreshPrettyCure Berry]], [[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Sunshine]], [[Anime/SuitePrettyCure Melody]], and [[Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure Mermaid]].
** However, Cure Black's outfit in ''Max Heart'' covered her midriff, causing no small amount of [[FlameWar consternation]] in some [[PeripheryDemographic parts of the fanbase.]]
** Cure Dream also covers up in ''Go!Go!'', but that seems to be a consequence of [[FrillyUpgrade the dresses' new layer]].
* Ahiru in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' wears a midriff-exposing sweater when she's not in her school uniform -- although on her it has more of a silly effect than a sexy one. The DarkMagicalGirl, Kraehe, also has a dress that covers her chest ([[AbsoluteCleavage barely]]), but not much else, including exposing her navel.
* [[GenderBender Female]] Ranma ties the bottom of her tank top into a midriff-baring knot for absolutely no reason in the second ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' movie, ''Nihao My Concubine''. Oversized or not (it's sized for her male side) it certainly didn't stop the {{Gainaxing}}. She did the same thing twice in the manga, tying her tank top and trousers (or boxer shorts) into the shape of a bikini purely for {{Fanservice}}'s sake.
* Elie from ''Manga/RaveMaster''.
* ''Manga/SailorMoon'':
** Ves Ves, Cere Cere, and Jun Jun (known better in the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]] as Besu Besu, Cele Cele, and Jun Jun) of the Amazoness Quartet wear outfits that predominantly bare their midriffs. Only Palla Palla (Para Para) has hers obscured.
** The Sailor Starlights and a good chunk of the female [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] do this too.
** Early concept art which had the [[http://mangastyle.net/materials/mat-03.jpg original]] [[http://mangastyle.net/materials/mat-02.jpg five]] with more individual costumes, had this for all of them save Mercury. Moon and Venus with shirts that stopped just short of the belts, Mars with a similar one, though the material was long in the front to pass the waist, and Jupiter going all out with basically a halter-top and the V-waistline.
** In the manga, Minako Aino wore crop tops a couple of times.
* Kirara in ''Anime/SamuraiSeven''. As well as a most of the women from their village.
* ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' makes it very clear this is not "[[PresentDay Present Day Present Time]]!" when you see Lain's friends in midriff-baring outfits, smoking and drinking at the club.
* ''Manga/ShugoChara'''s Ikuto's first Character Transformation.
** Also, Amu's Amulet Heart [[spoiler:and Amulet Devil]].
* In the ''Anime/{{Sonic the Hedgehog|TheMovie}}'' OVA, the president's daughter Sara wears a high-cut jacket and yellow tube top in the first half, before switching to a midriff-covering wedding dress in the second.
* Sisters Patty and Liz in ''Manga/SoulEater''.
** One of the Mizune sister's combination forms wears the same conical covering as the smaller components, despite the woman being much larger, which combines this trope with {{Underboobs}}. The gap in covering is due to the killing of one by Medusa.
** Blair the HotWitch, sometimes.
** This also happens to Maka in Episode 5 of Season 1. In this scene, Dr. Stein lifts up her shirt to make markings for his supposed incisions. However, his demeanor while performing this suggest [[UnfortunateImplications other intentions]].
* Many characters in ''Anime/StarDriver''. Including the men.
* Most female characters on the Gargantia fleet except for the assistant to Fleet Commander in ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet''.
* Arthur from ''VisualNovel/TearsToTiara''. This is somewhat bizarrely mixed with PrettyInMink.
** Morgan as well, though she's really not wearing much more than a [[{{Stripperiffic}} handkerchief]], really...
* Yoko from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' wears a bikini top and shorts.
** She actually wears so little that during the BeachEpisode, her swimsuit covered ''more'' skin than her usual outfit. MsFanservice indeed.
** Also, Leyte. Her FanNickname is even "Professor Midriff".
* ''[[Anime/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER]]'': A few of the girls' stage outfits, specially Miki's, Hibiki's and Mami's.
* Kureha and Sakura from ''Manga/{{Tokko}}''.
* Zakuro and Kisshu from ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' fit this trope a little too much.
* Although [[Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle Fai]]'s default outfit doesn't include this, he shows his belly multiple times in his Hanshin, Piffle, and Infinity World outfits. Sakura's default outfit, as the princess of a desert country, applies too.
* In ''Anime/UmiMonogatari'' this is standard attire for mermaids, though a few humans do so as well.
* Obviously, Lum from ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', whose IconicOutfit is a tiger-print ''bikini''.
* ''Waiting For The Day After Tomorrow'' has their own MsFanservice in the form of Kotomi who wears midriff tops all. the. time.
* Tsume from ''Anime/WolfsRain''. Fangirls are eternally thankful.
* Doronjo's lackeys Boyacky and Tonzura wear this type of outfit in all iterations of ''{{Anime/Yatterman}}'', though more for laughs than for {{Fanservice}}. Their counterparts in other ''Anime/TimeBokan'' series wear similar getup. ''Anime/YattermanNight'' ditches the midriff-baring outfits for the two, though Tonzura's [[http://image.itmedia.co.jp/news/articles/1410/27/l_sk_tatsunoko_02.jpg normal clothes]] carry on the tradition.
* Malik from ''Anime/YuGiOh''. Some found his lilac belly top [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries "simply fabulous"]].
** Also, Amelda/Alister.
** Tea and Mai wear outfits that do this too.
** In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' when Carly Carmine becomes a Dark Signer, her outfit consists of a black midriff top with a skirt and a cape to boot.
** That JerkAss triple crossing bitch Barbara that Yusei meets in Crash Town. However, bitch or not she's still kinda cute.
*** Kalin Kessler as a Dark Signer to a lesser extent.
* ''Manga/YumekuiMerry'': Merry. Notable in that they're not trying to "sneak" anything past the radar--in fact, the animators appear to be actively trying to put in as many shots of Merry's bellybutton as they can.
* Juri from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' wears a one-piece outfit with a large section around her belly cut out.
* Van Flyheight's outfit after joining the Guardian Force in ''Anime/ZoidsChaoticCentury'' is a RareMaleExample of the trope.
** Another example, this time female, is [[{{LadyOfWar}} Naomi]] [[{{CharClone}} Fluegel]] from Anime/ZoidsNewCentury .
** There's also Amy from [[Franchise/{{Zoids}} Zoids Fuzors]].
* ''Manga/LaughingUnderTheClouds'' does not discriminate between genders when it comes to revealing clothing:
** The known mass-murderer Kagami Naoto wears a midriff-baring outfit in an act of FanDisservice, considering how [[LeanAndMean emaciated]] he looks.
** Kumo Kagemitsu, one of the Kumo brothers' anchestors, technically wears the attire of a shinto priest, but it's cut so short that it reveals his midsection. Combined with his long hair and soft facial features it leads to a DudeLooksLikeALady moment when Hirari first meets him.
** Gengetsu's {{stripperiffic}} ninja outfit combines this with {{underboobs}}. Although she is also an expensive prostitute and knowledge broker.

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5th Feb '18 6:23:37 PM nombretomado
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A SuperTrope to a FurBikini, SeashellBra. Compare AbsoluteCleavage, {{Underboobs}}, ShowgirlSkirt, ZettaiRyouiki (has a similar effect, but lower on the body). NotToBeConfusedWith ContemplateOurNavels, which means an act of deep philosophical thinking and has nothing to do with actual navels.

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A SuperTrope to a FurBikini, SeashellBra. Compare AbsoluteCleavage, {{Underboobs}}, ShowgirlSkirt, ZettaiRyouiki (has a similar effect, but lower on the body). NotToBeConfusedWith JustForFun/NotToBeConfusedWith ContemplateOurNavels, which means an act of deep philosophical thinking and has nothing to do with actual navels.
4th Feb '18 5:49:49 PM PrehistoricGuy
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* ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'': When [[ShamelessFanservviiceGirl Christie Brinkley]] gets undressed [[PoolScene at the pool]].

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* ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'': When [[ShamelessFanservviiceGirl [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl Christie Brinkley]] gets undressed [[PoolScene at the pool]].pool]].
* Linda in ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh'' wears a [[WalkingSwimsuitScene red bikini]] during the PoolScene
4th Feb '18 5:31:29 PM PrehistoricGuy
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* ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'': When [[ShamelessFanservviiceGirl Christie Brinkley]] gets undressed [[PoolScene at the pool]].
28th Jan '18 2:45:44 PM LondonKdS
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* Several characters in ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'', but [[TheLadette Saxa]] in particular does this almost all the time.
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