History Main / DefeatByModesty

27th Jan '16 8:54:39 PM henry42
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* Played with in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. The [[TheNudifier clothing disintegration]] was entirely accidental, but Zeetha was unfazed because, despite a misleading segue, the character was wearing disintegration-proof undergarments [[CrazyPrepared for just such an occasion]], implied to happen often in this area.
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* Played with {{Defied|Trope}} in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. The [[TheNudifier clothing disintegration]] was entirely accidental, but Zeetha was unfazed because, despite a misleading segue, the character was wearing disintegration-proof undergarments [[CrazyPrepared for just such an occasion]], implied to happen often in this area.
25th Jan '16 8:51:06 PM Angeldeb82
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The polar opposite would be a woman [[ShowSomeLeg using her body]] (usually with a {{Stripperific}} outfit) as a [[DistractedByTheSexy distraction]] to beat a guy to a pulp. If baring all is done in order to escape rather than to keep fighting, it's GivingThemTheStrip.
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The polar opposite would be a woman [[ShowSomeLeg using her body]] (usually with a {{Stripperific}} outfit) as a [[DistractedByTheSexy distraction]] {{distract|edByTheSexy}}ion to beat a guy to a pulp. If baring all is done in order to escape rather than to keep fighting, it's GivingThemTheStrip.

* ''Manga/DragonHalf'', where breaking [[TheHero Mink]]'s [[ChainmailBikini platemail bikini top]] turns out to be a ''[[BerserkButton big]]'' mistake for [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Doug/Dug]] Fin, when she immediately punches him out of the ring while covering herself with one arm. In the OVA it's played with further, when Mink gets a little overexcited at the sight of her friends cheering at the victory, causing her to throw her arms into the air and show her assets to the crowd.
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* ''Manga/DragonHalf'', where breaking [[TheHero Mink]]'s [[ChainmailBikini platemail bikini top]] turns out to be a ''[[BerserkButton big]]'' ''{{b|erserkButton}}ig'' mistake for [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Doug/Dug]] Fin, when she immediately punches him out of the ring while covering herself with one arm. In the OVA it's played with further, when Mink gets a little overexcited at the sight of her friends cheering at the victory, causing her to throw her arms into the air and show her assets to the crowd.

** Subverted with characters who are defeated by ClothingDamage (or rather, "[[IncrediblyLamePun stripped]] of the will to fight"), in that while they're stripped naked, their modesty is ''not'' why they lose; rather, characters wear [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman power-providing school uniforms]] in battle, and the destruction of a uniform results in the loss of the wearer's abilities.
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** Subverted with characters who are defeated by ClothingDamage (or rather, "[[IncrediblyLamePun "[[{{Pun}} stripped]] of the will to fight"), in that while they're stripped naked, their modesty is ''not'' why they lose; rather, characters wear [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman power-providing school uniforms]] in battle, and the destruction of a uniform results in the loss of the wearer's abilities.

** Inverted by Takane D. Goodman who upon defeat is stripped due to her clothes being produced by magic. Takane tries to get revenge on Negi stripping her with magic by picking multiple fights with him, where every one ends with her once again naked. At one point, she uses her shadow magic to magically generate her clothes. Naturally, Negi KO'ed her and the clothes disappeared as she loses consciousness. Then after that she ends up fighting [[AntiMagic Asuna]]. Then, trying to defend the campus against the robot hordes, she gets hit with their "nakey beams" at that point again. Her friend tells her to just give up, and resign herself to a fate of InnocentFanserviceGirl.
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** Inverted by Takane D. Goodman who upon defeat is stripped due to her clothes being produced by magic. Takane tries to get revenge on Negi stripping her with magic by picking multiple fights with him, where every one ends with her once again naked. At one point, she uses her shadow magic to magically generate her clothes. Naturally, Negi KO'ed her and the clothes disappeared as she loses consciousness. Then after that she ends up fighting [[AntiMagic Asuna]].{{A|ntiMagic}}suna. Then, trying to defend the campus against the robot hordes, she gets hit with their "nakey beams" at that point again. Her friend tells her to just give up, and resign herself to a fate of InnocentFanserviceGirl.

* Serial GenderBender Ranma Saotome from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' constantly [[{{Inverted}} inverts]] this trope. A CombatPragmatist who canonically lacks any feminine modesty, Ranma is not distracted by ClothingDamage and is willing to flash an opponent to gain a momentary advantage if necesssary. The one time Ranma was nearly defeated through clothing damage was not due to modesty: he was [[RecursiveCrossdressing pretending to be disguised as a girl]] at the time and did not want to reveal that he actually was a girl underneath the disguise.
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* Serial GenderBender Ranma Saotome from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' constantly [[{{Inverted}} inverts]] {{invert|edTrope}}s this trope. A CombatPragmatist who canonically lacks any feminine modesty, Ranma is not distracted by ClothingDamage and is willing to flash an opponent to gain a momentary advantage if necesssary. The one time Ranma was nearly defeated through clothing damage was not due to modesty: he was [[RecursiveCrossdressing pretending to be disguised as a girl]] at the time and did not want to reveal that he actually was a girl underneath the disguise.

* Disney's short ''Disney/ThePrinceAndThePauper'', starring Mickey Mouse, had the titular hero defeat [[JerkAss Pete]], simply by slicing at Pete's pants so they fell down, revealing a pair of very [[GoofyPrintUnderwear frilly heart-print bloomers]]. Cue howls of laughter from everyone present, instant loss of respect and abject humiliation.
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* Disney's short ''Disney/ThePrinceAndThePauper'', starring Mickey Mouse, had the titular hero defeat [[JerkAss [[{{Jerkass}} Pete]], simply by slicing at Pete's pants so they fell down, revealing a pair of very [[GoofyPrintUnderwear frilly heart-print bloomers]]. Cue howls of laughter from everyone present, instant loss of respect and abject humiliation.

* Alejandro Murrieta (Antonio Banderas) does this to Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones) during their SwordFight in ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro''. [[SexSells It was pretty much the entirety of the film's ad campaign]].
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* Alejandro Murrieta (Antonio Banderas) does this to Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones) during their SwordFight in ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro''. [[SexSells It was pretty much the entirety of the film's ad campaign]].campaign.]]

* Almost everyone who's played ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' knows how to defeat King Hippo; hit him in his big mouth to get him to drop his pants, then pummel his fat belly. This strategy has been kept untouched in the new Wii game [[spoiler:though in the rematch, he's taped a manhole cover to his stomach, which you need to punch off first.]]
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* Almost everyone who's played ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' knows how to defeat King Hippo; hit him in his big mouth to get him to drop his pants, then pummel his fat belly. This strategy has been kept untouched in the new Wii game [[spoiler:though in the rematch, he's taped a manhole cover to his stomach, which you need to punch off first.]]first]].

* The infamous "Flight as a Feather" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' animated series features a brief but [[BestKnownForTheFanservice quite memorable]] appearance by the Mayor's ex-girlfriend Cookie [=BaBoom=], an AmbiguouslyBrown, [[GreenEyes green-eyed]], {{Stripperific}} {{Yandere}} who [[SexyCoatFlashing opens her trench coat]] to reveal strategically-placed dynamite and threatening to [[NoKillLikeOverkill blow herself up in front of City Hall]] after the Mayor dumped her. The Mask appears, interrupting his A-plot long enough to destroy the dynamite by throwing it in a blender and drinking the results, leaving Cookie both defeated and completely naked. * ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In "The Falcon and the D'ohman", Wayne has a flasback where he is training against a huge range of opponents. One of them is a 19th century muscle man whom he defeats by ripping off his OldTimeyBathingSuit.
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* The infamous "Flight as a Feather" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' animated series features a brief but [[BestKnownForTheFanservice quite memorable]] appearance by the Mayor's ex-girlfriend Cookie [=BaBoom=], an AmbiguouslyBrown, [[GreenEyes green-eyed]], {{Stripperific}} {{Yandere}} who [[SexyCoatFlashing opens her trench coat]] to reveal strategically-placed dynamite and threatening to [[NoKillLikeOverkill [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill blow herself up in front of City Hall]] after the Mayor dumped her. The Mask appears, interrupting his A-plot long enough to destroy the dynamite by throwing it in a blender and drinking the results, leaving Cookie both defeated and completely naked. * ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In "The Falcon and the D'ohman", Wayne has a flasback flashback where he is training against a huge range of opponents. One of them is a 19th century muscle man whom he defeats by ripping off his OldTimeyBathingSuit.
22nd Jan '16 12:01:20 PM catmuto
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* In ''Manga/WJuliet'', Ito is wearing her school's female uniform and is roughing up some other school's students, only for one of them to yell "I can see [[PantyShot your underwear]]!" and she quickly freezes up, too embarrassed to continue fighting properly.
27th Dec '15 4:59:14 PM nombretomado
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* In the first episode of ''TheSlayers'', Gourry introduces his swordplay skills by slashing all clothing off a (male) bandit, who immediately runs away.
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* In the first episode of ''TheSlayers'', ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'', Gourry introduces his swordplay skills by slashing all clothing off a (male) bandit, who immediately runs away.
22nd Dec '15 1:42:32 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Tangent; the way its written makes it sound more like Shameful Strip. It sounds like someone is taling about Unfortunate Implications. Irrelevant to tropers because are not using it; only recording it.
Be wary with this trope, ''especially'' if you're taking the classic "female antagonist gets stripped by the male hero" route or using underaged characters.
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Be wary with this trope, ''especially'' if you're taking the classic "female antagonist gets stripped by the male hero" route or using underaged characters.
30th Nov '15 10:01:50 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'', Fogg foils Mr. Fix by swiping his pants, causing Fix to run and hide, because being seen in his underwear is "undignified".
6th Oct '15 11:49:02 AM Medinoc
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* Similarly in ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'', Seraphim defeats Asmodeus via SexyCoatFlashing.
6th Aug '15 12:06:59 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Be wary of UnfortunateImplications with this trope, ''especially'' if you're taking the classic "female antagonist gets stripped by the male hero" route or using underaged characters.
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Be wary of UnfortunateImplications with this trope, ''especially'' if you're taking the classic "female antagonist gets stripped by the male hero" route or using underaged characters.
6th Aug '15 12:05:00 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* How Hawkeye and Trapper get Hot Lips off their back in ''Film/{{MASH}}'', they lift the tentflap of the camp shower while she's in it, and whistle and applaud as she freaks out. She's so upset she goes to Colonel Blake and tries to resign her commission.
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* ''Film/{{MASH}}'': How Hawkeye and Trapper get Hot Lips off their back in ''Film/{{MASH}}'', back; they lift the tentflap of the camp shower while she's in it, and whistle and applaud as she freaks out. She's so upset she goes to Colonel Blake and tries to resign her commission.

* Happened several times on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' with people stealing other's clothes while they were in the shower; most notably Hawkeye and Winchester pulling this on BJ, with the whole camp as an audience, after finding out that BJ had been behind a rather vicious string of practical jokes they'd endured.
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* Happened several times on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' with people stealing other's clothes while they were in the shower; most notably Hawkeye and Winchester pulling this on BJ, with the whole camp as an audience, after finding out that BJ had been behind a rather vicious string of practical jokes they'd endured.
6th Aug '15 11:23:07 AM kyeo
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* How Hawkeye and Trapper get Hot Lips off their back in ''Film/{{MASH}}'', they lift the tentflap of the camp shower while she's in it, and whistle and applaud as she freaks out. She's so upset she goes to Colonel Blake and tries to resign her commission.

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* Happened several times on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' with people stealing other's clothes while they were in the shower; most notably Hawkeye and Winchester pulling this on BJ, with the whole camp as an audience, after finding out that BJ had been behind a rather vicious string of practical jokes they'd endured.
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