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22nd Nov '17 11:55:08 AM lillolillo
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** [[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Post-Crisis]] "Linda Lang" wears long shirts and trousers to cover her athletic, fit body.
2nd Nov '17 9:17:47 PM FuzzyWulfe
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* In the manga of KenichiTheMightiestDisciple, his fellow classmates don't realize how ripped he is until they all go on a beach trip. It's not intended on Kenichi's part. The training his masters have him on have made him densely muscled, and he only has people much stronger than himself to compare against. Because of this, he mostly still acts like the meek boy he always was, and his school uniform always hung loose on his small frame.
29th Oct '17 12:31:53 PM Actua11y
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* Joujirou from ''Anime/{{Charlotte}}'' is actually fairly toned, which he explains as helping reduce the damage from his SuperSpeed ability. Yuu [[LampshadeHanging hangs a {{Lampshade}}]] on it when he sees Joujirou shirtless in Episode 5.

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* Joujirou from ''Anime/{{Charlotte}}'' is actually fairly toned, which he explains as helping reduce the damage from his SuperSpeed ability. Yuu [[LampshadeHanging hangs a {{Lampshade}}]] lampshade]] on it when he sees Joujirou shirtless in Episode 5.
29th Oct '17 12:31:00 PM Actua11y
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* Joujirou from ''Anime/{{Charlotte}}'' is actually fairly toned, which he explains as helping reduce the damage from his SuperSpeed ability. Yuu [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on it when he sees Joujirou shirtless in Episode 5.

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* Joujirou from ''Anime/{{Charlotte}}'' is actually fairly toned, which he explains as helping reduce the damage from his SuperSpeed ability. Yuu [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] {{Lampshade}}]] on it when he sees Joujirou shirtless in Episode 5.



** Pre-Crisis Supergirl wore very plain clothes, long-sleeved blouses and long skirts to hide her muscles.
** Subverted in ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} Supergirl Vol 1]]'', in where she wears tight clothes which make nothing to hide her figure or her muscles. However, she doesn’t stand out because most of people she meets are well-built. In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} Volume 2]]'' she wore long dresses again.

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** Pre-Crisis Supergirl wore very plain clothes, long-sleeved blouses blouses, and long skirts to hide her muscles.
** Subverted in ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} Supergirl Vol 1]]'', in where she wears tight clothes which make nothing to hide her figure or her muscles. However, she doesn’t stand out because most of the people she meets are well-built. In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} Volume 2]]'' she wore long dresses again.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Fourth Doctor -- although he's less buff than solid and sinewy, there's no way you'd know underneath sixteen feet of garter stitch and layers and layers of Regency clothing. This is why "The Deadly Assassin" gives him a scene where he's dressed only in slim-cut trousers and a Mr Darcy shirt and [[SexySoakedShirt has him get soaking wet]] during a fight scene.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Fourth Doctor -- although he's less buff than solid and sinewy, there's no way you'd know underneath sixteen feet of garter stitch and layers and layers of Regency clothing. This is why "The Deadly Assassin" gives him a scene where he's dressed only in slim-cut trousers and a Mr Mr. Darcy shirt and [[SexySoakedShirt has him get soaking wet]] during a fight scene.



** Iroh, when put into prison, wore a ragged cape covering his body at all times and [[ObfuscatingStupidity acted like he had lost his marbles]] to confuse the warden. In reality, he had been training and preparing for his escape on the day of the black sun, and below his clothes he was hiding his impressively ripped abs.

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** Iroh, when put into prison, wore a ragged cape covering his body at all times and [[ObfuscatingStupidity acted like he had lost his marbles]] to confuse the warden. In reality, he had been training and preparing for his escape on the day of the black sun, and below his clothes clothes, he was hiding his impressively ripped abs.
18th Oct '17 6:06:54 PM Camberf
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* Marquess from ''WesternAnimation/MikeTysonMysteries'' is a foppish ghost who looks like he'd be scrawny, but is totally ripped under his 19th-century clothes.
13th Oct '17 1:13:46 PM Kitchen90
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A Clark Kent Outfit is, basically, any article of clothing that hides a character's well-toned physique from the audience, setting audiences for surprise when it's used, especially for harmless-looking fellows. Can apply to women as well, often leading to a BeautifulAllAlong moment when PlayedForDrama or HiddenBuxom when PlayedForLaughs. Or both.

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A Clark Kent Outfit is, basically, any article of clothing that hides a character's well-toned physique from the audience, setting audiences for a surprise when it's used, especially for harmless-looking fellows. Can apply to women as well, often leading to a BeautifulAllAlong moment when PlayedForDrama or HiddenBuxom when PlayedForLaughs. Or both.



Compare BadassBookworm Not to be confused with ClarkKenting, which has the opposite effect.

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Compare BadassBookworm with BadassBookworm. Not to be confused with ClarkKenting, which has the opposite effect.



* Early in ''Film/ThePrestige'', the protagonists have to work out how a weak old magician can hide a full fishtank. Turns out he's actually strong enough to grip it between his legs, pretending to be weak every minute of every day of his life.

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* Early in ''Film/ThePrestige'', the protagonists have to work out how a weak old magician can hide a full fishtank.fish tank. Turns out he's actually strong enough to grip it between his legs, pretending to be weak every minute of every day of his life.


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* Referenced in ''Film/JuliaMisbehaves'', in which Julia meets Fred, an acrobat, on a boat trip to France. Julia flirts with Fred, complimenting his physique (despite Fred wearing a baggy suit and turtleneck), but she probably fell for this trope as much as the audience, since she is pleasantly surprised when she feels Fred's muscly bicep, and practically {{squee}}s on the spot.
30th Sep '17 8:13:02 PM ZerroDefex
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* ''OnePunchMan'': Both Saitama and Silver Fang have impressive physiques that are usually hidden by their clothing. Even Saitama's superhero outfit is too baggy for his muscles to show (except on rare occasions during a dramatic ArtShift.)
19th Aug '17 8:04:45 AM AlienPatch
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* Bumi, the King of Omashu from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' looks like a harmless, hunched-over old man wearing an obnoxiously ornate outfit. But when Aang chooses to challenge him to save his friends, he throws off his robes and reveals a frighteningly ripped old man.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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Bumi, the King of Omashu from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' looks like a harmless, hunched-over old man wearing an obnoxiously ornate outfit. But when Aang chooses to challenge him to save his friends, he throws off his robes and reveals a frighteningly ripped old man.man.
** Iroh, when put into prison, wore a ragged cape covering his body at all times and [[ObfuscatingStupidity acted like he had lost his marbles]] to confuse the warden. In reality, he had been training and preparing for his escape on the day of the black sun, and below his clothes he was hiding his impressively ripped abs.
13th Aug '17 7:22:36 PM InjuredPelican
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* In ''GundamWing'', [[TheStoic Trowa Barton]] appears as thin as the rest of the G-boys. But when we see him in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz'' wearing a [[WalkingShirtlessScene very revealing circus costume]] he's [[HeroicBuild positively ripped]]! Its no wonder that he can beat a group of thugs to a pulp with his bare hands.
15th Jul '17 5:45:29 PM WillKeaton
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' gives the male Shepard a ''drastically'' different physique depending on what he's wearing. Just compare his arms in the [[http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/File:Default_Casual_Cargo.png default attire]] to the "[[http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/File:Default_Casual_Roughneck.png Roughneck]]" version.

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' gives the male Shepard a ''drastically'' different physique depending on what he's wearing. Just compare his arms in the [[http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/File:Default_Casual_Cargo.png default attire]] to the "[[http://masseffect.[[http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/File:Default_Casual_Roughneck.png Roughneck]]" "Roughneck"]] version.
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