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4th May '18 4:42:15 AM batty3108
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*** In an early issue of ''Amazing Spider-Man'', one of Peter's classmates grabs him by the upper arm, and remarks to the group that "[Parker's] got muscles like a ''weightlifter's''". They still think he's a ''coward'', though.
29th Apr '18 4:46:51 AM kawaiineko333
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'', Rhys' accountant friend, Vaughn, who looks like a scrawny corporate accountant, turns out to be quite ripped underneath his business suit.
20th Apr '18 8:17:05 AM FoxBluereaver
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* A sidestory of ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' has a minor example with RecurringCharacter Jeanette Fisher, who usually wears a kimono attire. Her traveling companion, A.J, gets the chance to see her without it and his thoughts imply she has a nice figure.
8th Apr '18 9:23:19 AM reppuzan
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'''Misato:''' Yeah, puberty hit that kid like a freight trait, didn't it?

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'''Misato:''' Yeah, puberty hit that kid like a freight trait, train, didn't it?
8th Apr '18 9:22:55 AM reppuzan
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-->'''Maya:''' Wow.\\
'''Misato:''' Yeah, puberty hit that kid like a freight trait, didn't it?
25th Mar '18 12:45:30 PM Hjortron18
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->''"Sensei, the truth is, I actually look thinner wearing clothes!"''
-->-- '''Takamatsu from ''Anime/AngelBeats'''''


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->''"Sensei, the truth is, I actually look thinner wearing clothes!"''
-->-- '''Takamatsu from ''Anime/AngelBeats'''''
12th Mar '18 6:10:54 PM Maxwell99
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** Naruto the titular protagonist has average baggy build [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CxgX0zRXAAA4dPI.jpg with his clothes on]], and wasn't considered attractive by most girls in Konohagakure... pity they never saw him with [[http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/070/566/552.jpg his shirt off]].

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** Naruto the titular protagonist has an average baggy build [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CxgX0zRXAAA4dPI.jpg with his clothes on]], and wasn't considered attractive by most girls in Konohagakure... pity they never saw him with [[http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/070/566/552.jpg his shirt off]].



* Lots of characters have this going on with their clothes in ''Manga/OnePiece'' due to its NoodlePeople art style; to be specific, many of them have thin arms and legs but surprisingly ripped torsos. Luffy and Sanji come to mind here.
6th Mar '18 7:44:58 AM Maxwell99
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** For an in-universe example, Gohan's high-school outfit almost [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/dragonball/images/8/8a/GohanOrangeStarSchool.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/211?cb=20100317104211 looks like it's a size too large]], undoubtedly to help hide the fact that he's built like a... well, [[https://pbs.twimg.com/tweet_video_thumb/DA1grENW0AA8t1t.jpg like a Saiyan]]. It works, too, at least enough to make Videl initially think he's harmless.

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** For an in-universe example, Gohan's high-school outfit almost [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/dragonball/images/8/8a/GohanOrangeStarSchool.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/211?cb=20100317104211 looks like it's a size too large]], undoubtedly to help hide the fact that he's built like a... well, [[https://pbs.twimg.com/tweet_video_thumb/DA1grENW0AA8t1t.jpg jpg like a Saiyan]]. It works, too, at least enough to make Videl initially think he's harmless.



** A fan asked Stan Lee why none of Peter's classmates could see his muscles, Lee answered by stating if they ''felt'' his muscles they
would see that ''Puny Parker'' is very buff.

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** A fan asked Stan Lee why none of Peter's classmates could see his muscles, Lee answered by stating if they ''felt'' his muscles they
they would see that ''Puny Parker'' is actually very buff. buff.



** Tony Stark aka [[Film/IronMan Iron Man]] doesn't ''look'' like a powerhouse, nor does he need to be physically fit since he has PoweredArmor and yet underneath his business suit he's pretty muscly, kudos to Robert Down Jr for keeping fit in his 50s.

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** Tony Stark aka [[Film/IronMan Iron Man]] doesn't ''look'' like a powerhouse, nor does he need to be physically fit since he has PoweredArmor and yet underneath his business suit he's pretty muscly, kudos to Robert Down Jr Jr for keeping fit in his 50s. 50s.
6th Mar '18 7:26:57 AM Maxwell99
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** For an in-universe example, Gohan's high-school outfit almost [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/dragonball/images/8/8a/GohanOrangeStarSchool.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/211?cb=20100317104211 looks like it's a size too large]], undoubtedly to help hide the fact that he's built like a... well, [[https://pbs.twimg.com/tweet_video_thumb/DA1grENW0AA8t1t.jpg like a Saiyan]]. It works, too, at least enough to make Videl initially think he's harmless.

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** For an in-universe example, Gohan's high-school outfit almost [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/dragonball/images/8/8a/GohanOrangeStarSchool.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/211?cb=20100317104211 looks like it's a size too large]], undoubtedly to help hide the fact that he's built like a... well, [[https://pbs.twimg.com/tweet_video_thumb/DA1grENW0AA8t1t.jpg jpg like a Saiyan]]. It works, too, at least enough to make Videl initially think he's harmless.



** Luffy is even more scrawny and doesn't wear bulky clothes, but being a RubberMan Luffy inflate his muscles [[GrowingMusclesSequence whenever he wants]].
** Tasihgi is good female example as unlike a lot of ladies in One Piece [[http://neoapo.com/images/character/16713/d73887e6ef04b369a526cf4494da3195.jpg she doesn't dress scantly]] and is more reversed with her body, of course she's actually [[https://i.pinimg.com/564x/44/b5/90/44b5901307d443e1ab8346ba4b17a15c.jpg curvaceous as hell]] but [[HiddenBuxom hides it with her clothes]].

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** Luffy is even more scrawny and doesn't wear bulky clothes, but being a RubberMan Luffy can inflate his muscles [[GrowingMusclesSequence whenever he wants]].
** Tasihgi is a good female example as unlike a lot good percent of ladies women in One Piece [[http://neoapo.com/images/character/16713/d73887e6ef04b369a526cf4494da3195.jpg she doesn't dress scantly]] and is more reversed with her body, of course she's actually [[https://i.pinimg.com/564x/44/b5/90/44b5901307d443e1ab8346ba4b17a15c.jpg curvaceous buxom as hell]] but [[HiddenBuxom hides it with her clothes]]. clothes]].


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** A fan asked Stan Lee why none of Peter's classmates could see his muscles, Lee answered by stating if they ''felt'' his muscles they
would see that ''Puny Parker'' is very buff.


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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' does this trope well.
** Tony Stark aka [[Film/IronMan Iron Man]] doesn't ''look'' like a powerhouse, nor does he need to be physically fit since he has PoweredArmor and yet underneath his business suit he's pretty muscly, kudos to Robert Down Jr for keeping fit in his 50s.
** Creator/ChrisPratt playing Peter Quill aka ''Star Lord'' in Film/TheGuardiansOfTheGalaxy initially looks no different from his flabby ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' character Andy... [[https://www.usmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/chris-pratt-inline-2.jpg till his clothes are taken off]]. Very impressive since Chris lost 60 pounds in six months for the role which is inspiring.
** Peter Parker aka [[Film/SpiderManHomecoming Spider-Man]] looks [[https://www.celebsclothing.com/product_images/w/793/Homecoming_Spider_Man_Grey_Cotton_Jacket__99711.jpg completely average]] while wearing normal clothes but when [[ShirtlessScene shirtless]] Peter [[http://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/vulture/2017/04/18/18-spiderman-holland.w710.h473.2x.jpg is stacked]] very fitting for the character and impressive on Tom Holland's part.
6th Mar '18 6:23:10 AM Maxwell99
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** Master Roshi, a scrawny little hunchbacked pervert who almost ''doubles'' in height, shoulder width and muscle mass when he first takes off his shirt.
** For an in-universe example, Gohan's high-school outfit almost looks like it's a size too large, undoubtedly to help hide the fact that he's built like a... well, [[ShapedLikeItself like a Saiyan]]. It works, too, at least enough to make Videl initially think he's harmless.

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** Master Roshi, a scrawny little hunchbacked pervert who almost ''doubles'' in height, shoulder width and muscle mass when he first takes off his shirt.
shirt. Roshi can also [[GrowingMusclesSequence expand]] his muscles at will.
** For an in-universe example, Gohan's high-school outfit almost [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/dragonball/images/8/8a/GohanOrangeStarSchool.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/211?cb=20100317104211 looks like it's a size too large, large]], undoubtedly to help hide the fact that he's built like a... well, [[ShapedLikeItself [[https://pbs.twimg.com/tweet_video_thumb/DA1grENW0AA8t1t.jpg like a Saiyan]]. It works, too, at least enough to make Videl initially think he's harmless.



* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Hinata Hyuga's uniform is more about [[ShrinkingViolet her shyness]] than a secret identity, but her bulky jacket and loose pants are definitely designed to hide her [[MostCommonSuperpower physique.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', quite a few characters invoke this trope.
** Naruto the titular protagonist has average baggy build [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CxgX0zRXAAA4dPI.jpg with his clothes on]], and wasn't considered attractive by most girls in Konohagakure... pity they never saw him with [[http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/070/566/552.jpg his shirt off]].
** Jiraiya, a 50 year old ninja wears an outfit that makes him look flabby and yet underneath he's [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/dogs-of-war/images/4/4e/Jiraiya-gif-jiraiya-34683481-500-251.gif/revision/latest?cb=20151002210402 rocking a six pack and biceps]].
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Hinata Hyuga's uniform is more about [[ShrinkingViolet her shyness]] than a secret identity, but her bulky jacket and loose pants are definitely designed to hide [[HiddenBuxom hide]] her [[MostCommonSuperpower physique.]]


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* ''Anime/OnePiece'': Thanks to the NoodlePeople art style this trope happens a lot.
** Sanji with his suit on is [[http://bdn.i.ntere.st/p/13875261/image skinnier]] than Usopp, with [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/0sc-0may4FM/maxresdefault.jpg his suit off]] he's about muscly as Zoro.
** Luffy is even more scrawny and doesn't wear bulky clothes, but being a RubberMan Luffy inflate his muscles [[GrowingMusclesSequence whenever he wants]].
** Tasihgi is good female example as unlike a lot of ladies in One Piece [[http://neoapo.com/images/character/16713/d73887e6ef04b369a526cf4494da3195.jpg she doesn't dress scantly]] and is more reversed with her body, of course she's actually [[https://i.pinimg.com/564x/44/b5/90/44b5901307d443e1ab8346ba4b17a15c.jpg curvaceous as hell]] but [[HiddenBuxom hides it with her clothes]].
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