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21st May '16 8:11:52 PM erforce
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* Humorously done at the end of ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', when Venkman (the "coolest" Ghostbuster) has far less marshmallow on him than the other guys. This is reputedly because he got "slimed" by the onion head ghost earlier on in the film and didn't think it fair he should have to get completely covered in the finale.
* This trope is both played straight and inverted in a ShoutOut to the aforementioned Ghostbusters scene in ''Film/TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou''. Bill Murray's character is the only one to get bitten by leaches while moving through a swamp.

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* Humorously done at the end of ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', when Venkman (the "coolest" Ghostbuster) has far less marshmallow on him than the other guys. This is reputedly because he got "slimed" by the onion head ghost (aka Slimer) earlier on in the film and didn't think it fair he should have to get completely covered in the finale.
* This trope is both played straight and inverted in a ShoutOut to the aforementioned Ghostbusters ''Ghostbusters'' scene in ''Film/TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou''. Bill Murray's character is the only one to get bitten by leaches while moving through a swamp.
3rd Mar '16 12:03:21 PM erforce
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* Lampshaded in the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' novel ''Legend of Huma'' by the wizard Magius. During a long trek, Huma and Kaz wonder why they are all muddy and Magius is still clean. Kaz then deliberately tries to kick mud onto Magius, which just bounces off some [[SomeKindOfForceField invisible barrier]].

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* Lampshaded in the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' novel ''Legend of Huma'' ''Literature/TheLegendOfHuma'' by the wizard Magius. During a long trek, Huma and Kaz wonder why they are all muddy and Magius is still clean. Kaz then deliberately tries to kick mud onto Magius, which just bounces off some [[SomeKindOfForceField invisible barrier]].
19th Dec '15 11:33:03 AM surgoshan
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** If you find a cat that ''is'' dirty, then it's probably lost or abandoned, and starving. Cats only let themselves get dirty when they're so desperate for food that they stop cleaning themselves to spend all their time looking for it.
22nd Aug '15 6:27:46 PM Austin
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* In the pages of Comicbook/XMen, Emma Frost's costumes are always a pristine white no matter what she goes through on a mission. It's possible she may be using her psychic powers to merely APPEAR pristine in the minds of those around her. Similar to how she [[spoiler: hid her aged appearance]] in the Old Man Logan comics.

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* In the pages of Comicbook/XMen, Emma Frost's ComicBook/EmmaFrost's costumes are always a pristine white no matter what she goes through on a mission. It's possible she may be using her psychic powers to merely APPEAR pristine in the minds of those around her. Similar to how she [[spoiler: hid her aged appearance]] in the Old Man Logan comics.
17th Aug '15 9:39:22 AM Chabal2
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', [[spoiler:Toph]] reappears living in the middle of a swamp, and yet her clothes are immaculate and her hair pure white (Korra, by contrast, spends the entire episode getting muddier). How does she do that without any means of looking at herself? [[spoiler:''Greatest'' earthbender in the world, remember?]]
6th Aug '15 9:41:53 AM TompaDompa
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** Daniel Craig also gets covered in blood after killing a goon in ''Film/CasinoRoyale'', a subversion to Bond's habit of simply straightening his tie and walking off afterwards.

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** Daniel Craig also gets covered in blood after killing a goon in ''Film/CasinoRoyale'', ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', a subversion to Bond's habit of simply straightening his tie and walking off afterwards.
7th May '15 1:56:38 PM Gamecubist
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Has nothing to do with ElementalBarrier.
31st Jan '15 12:59:53 PM john_e
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* Combined with BeautyIsNeverTarnished in the ''Series/AdamAdamantLives'' episode "The Sweet Smell of Disaster". Adam and Georgina lay a trap for the villain and his female sidekick in a room full of soapsuds, and in the resulting fight everyone gets covered with foam. When the survivors emerge, all have suds on their clothes -- except for Georgina, who's merely damp.



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30th Dec '14 1:38:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* Sort of {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Film/LastActionHero'' after Arnold's character falls into a tar pit and all it takes to clean himself completely is a few wipes with a tissue, prompting his kid sidekick to comment, "Tar actually sticks to some people." A similar RunningGag is used in ''EvilDead2'', in which Ash and everything around him would get drenched with ichor in one scene, then show no trace of goo (or at least, that particular ''color'' of goo) in the next. He does suffer lasting wounds and wardrobe-damage, however.

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* Sort of {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Film/LastActionHero'' after Arnold's character falls into a tar pit and all it takes to clean himself completely is a few wipes with a tissue, prompting his kid sidekick to comment, "Tar actually sticks to some people." "
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A similar RunningGag is used in ''EvilDead2'', ''Film/EvilDead2'', in which Ash and everything around him would get drenched with ichor in one scene, then show no trace of goo (or at least, that particular ''color'' of goo) in the next. He does suffer lasting wounds and wardrobe-damage, however.
3rd Dec '14 9:41:02 AM LBHills
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* In its 'sister' system, ''Pathfinder,'' wizards (and many bards, witches and sorcerors) sometimes justify this trope by using the cleaning powers of an extremely simple spell, ''prestidigitation.''
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