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7th Aug '16 10:56:21 AM nombretomado
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* In the [[TheDCU DC comic]], ''[[ComicBook/{{Firestorm}} The Fury of Firestorm]]'', this is how title character defeats the female terrorist, Plastique, who has started the detonation function for the [[ActionBomb bombs on her costume]] which she intends to use to either kill her hostages or make herself a martyr for her cause. Firestorm thwarts both aims with one movement when he turns her costume to vapor. The bombs instantly drop off her, allowing Firestorm to collect them so that they can be disposed of elsewhere, while she is reduced to a naked laughing stock.

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* In the [[TheDCU [[Franchise/TheDCU DC comic]], ''[[ComicBook/{{Firestorm}} The Fury of Firestorm]]'', this is how title character defeats the female terrorist, Plastique, who has started the detonation function for the [[ActionBomb bombs on her costume]] which she intends to use to either kill her hostages or make herself a martyr for her cause. Firestorm thwarts both aims with one movement when he turns her costume to vapor. The bombs instantly drop off her, allowing Firestorm to collect them so that they can be disposed of elsewhere, while she is reduced to a naked laughing stock.
30th Jul '16 7:14:54 PM foxley
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* XenaWarriorPrincess once showed the title character humiliated by this trope when the Amazon Queen Cyanae (Victoria Pratt) tore Xena's clothes off her and then dressed herself in them, leaving Xena wearing nothing but a barely there loincloth, forcing Xena to flee in anger and shame.

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* XenaWarriorPrincess ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' once showed the title character humiliated by this trope when the Amazon Queen Cyanae (Victoria Pratt) tore Xena's clothes off her and then dressed herself in them, leaving Xena wearing nothing but a barely there loincloth, forcing Xena to flee in anger and shame.
23rd Jun '16 6:46:39 AM AlienPatch
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* Used in hilariously exaggerated fashion by Issei Hyodou in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', where he invents a special move called "Dress Break" that is designed and intended to cause this effect.

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* Used in hilariously exaggerated fashion by Issei Hyodou in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', where he invents a special move called "Dress Break" that is designed and intended to cause this effect.
20th Jun '16 11:51:02 AM ErikModi
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* Subverted in ''Series/{{Firefly}}''; Mal initially acts awkwardly indignant at being forced to strip and left in the desert, but when ThePlan comes to fruition, he swaggers around with self-satisfied confidence before his crew, in no hurry to dress.

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* Subverted in ''Series/{{Firefly}}''; Mal initially acts awkwardly indignant at being forced to strip and left in the desert, but when ThePlan comes to fruition, he swaggers around with self-satisfied confidence before his crew, in no hurry to dress. Even more hilariously, Kaylee is the only one who's not only not embarrassed by his nudity, she doesn't even seem to notice it.
17th Jun '16 1:13:50 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Most of the Literature/MrMen don't wear any clothes, but in Little Miss Naughty's book, Mr. Bump turns red from embarrassment when Miss Naughty swipes his bandages. (She then uses them to bandage up Mr. Small!)
11th Jun '16 6:13:28 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Lord Demon's first assassin in ''Manga/DigimonVTamer01'' doesn't actually kill people so much as destroy their reputations by [[GarbagePostKid posting disgusting pictures of them on the internet]].
24th May '16 12:06:22 PM NativeJovian
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* This is a favorite tactic of [[{{Samurai}} Goemon]] from ''Franchise/LupinIII''. In his fights against (usually male) {{Mooks}}, he often dispatches them by cutting off all their clothes with his ImplausibleFencingPowers.

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* This is a favorite tactic of [[{{Samurai}} Goemon]] from ''Franchise/LupinIII''. In his fights against (usually male) {{Mooks}}, he often dispatches them by cutting off all their clothes with his ImplausibleFencingPowers.LudicrousMeleeAccuracy.



* The [[BreatherEpisode lighthearted fanservice interlude]] that is Chapter 7 of ''Manga/StravaganzaIsaiNoHime'' involves Queen Vivian being pickpocketed (while [[KingIncognito in disguise]]) and pursuing the thief, which turns out to be a DirtyOldMan who escapes by ripping off her shorts (forcing her to spend the first half of the chapter GoingCommando). She later encounters him spending the stolen money in a strip club, and during the ensuing confrontation he tries to use the same trick again [[ExaggeratedTrope on every woman in sight]]. He ultimately falls victim to the same trick when Vivian [[ImplausibleFencingPowers cuts]] his [[ClothingDamage clothes]] to ribbons and finishes him off with a [[GroinAttack well-placed kick]].

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* The [[BreatherEpisode lighthearted fanservice interlude]] that is Chapter 7 of ''Manga/StravaganzaIsaiNoHime'' involves Queen Vivian being pickpocketed (while [[KingIncognito in disguise]]) and pursuing the thief, which turns out to be a DirtyOldMan who escapes by ripping off her shorts (forcing her to spend the first half of the chapter GoingCommando). She later encounters him spending the stolen money in a strip club, and during the ensuing confrontation he tries to use the same trick again [[ExaggeratedTrope on every woman in sight]]. He ultimately falls victim to the same trick when Vivian [[ImplausibleFencingPowers [[LudicrousMeleeAccuracy cuts]] his [[ClothingDamage clothes]] to ribbons and finishes him off with a [[GroinAttack well-placed kick]].
1st May '16 7:39:39 AM rafi
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* Tigra pulled this on Moonstone/"MsMarvel" by slashing the front of her costume, therefore leaving her, ahem, open for a crowd of paparazzi photographers.
* This is literally Empowered's weakness. Her costume is the source of her powers, but it loses all of its mojo when it gets damaged, and it has the resilience of tissue paper. Most of Emp's battles end up with her mostly stripped down and powerless, and she's the laughing stock of the hero community because of it.

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* Tigra pulled this on Moonstone/"MsMarvel" Moonstone (when she was "Ms Marvel" in the ComicBook/DarkAvengers) by slashing the front of her costume, therefore leaving her, ahem, open for a crowd of paparazzi photographers.
* This is literally Empowered's ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'s weakness. Her costume is the source of her powers, but it loses all of its mojo when it gets damaged, and it has the resilience of tissue paper. Most of Emp's battles end up with her mostly stripped down and powerless, and she's the laughing stock of the hero community because of it.
1st May '16 5:14:59 AM WhosAsking
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** During the "Academy X" era, when the New Mutants and the Hellions were rival squads, Wind Dancer of the New Mutants dispatched Dust of the Hellions during a melee by using wind to scatter her sand form, leaving the devoutly-Muslim Dust unable to reconstitute her clothing. She was too modest to fight in the nude.

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** During the "Academy X" era, when the New Mutants and the Hellions were rival squads, Wind Dancer of the New Mutants dispatched Dust of the Hellions during a melee by using wind to scatter her sand form, leaving the devoutly-Muslim Dust unable to reconstitute her clothing. She was too modest to fight in the nude. She ended up hiding in a bush until her ''burqa'' reformed on its own. Interestingly, it's Surge who ends up returning it, raising a bit of a conversation about their contrasting views of decency; Surge notes she wouldn't mind being a ShamelessFanserviceGirl if the occasion arose.
29th Feb '16 8:39:37 AM Steinman76
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** Given that Zeetha is an ActionGirl from a culture with much less of a modesty taboo than the primary setting, [[FullFrontalAssault it probably wouldn't have stopped her if she ''had'' been nude]]. As it was, [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl she had no problem whatsoever standing in front of a large crowd in her underwear]].

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** Given that Zeetha is an ActionGirl from a culture with much less of a modesty taboo than the primary setting, [[FullFrontalAssault it probably wouldn't have stopped her if she ''had'' *had* been nude]]. As it was, [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl she had no problem whatsoever standing in front of a large crowd in her underwear]].
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