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4th Jul '17 4:21:38 PM JulietF2
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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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* 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.damp
* I recall an episode of ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' in which the woman of the episode goes waist-deep into mud and in the next scene is clean. Unless she had a pair of slacks hidden in the woods, this trope was played straight.
2nd Jul '17 12:14:42 PM FordPrefect
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* There are some places where there can not be dirt in the area while manufacturing products. These are called clean rooms, and anyone who wants to go into one will have all dirt and dust blown off of them, and vacuumed away, so that they are perfectly clean.

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* There are some places where there can not cannot be dirt in the area while manufacturing products. products are being manufactured. These are called clean rooms, and anyone who wants to go into one will have all dirt and dust blown off of them, them and vacuumed away, so that they are perfectly clean.
28th Mar '17 3:44:30 PM TheSinful
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* In ''Film/ANewHope'', Princess Leia and the others end up in the garbage onboard the Death Star yet none of them get remotely dirty. While Han and Luke at least have the excuse of changing out of their disguises, Chewie is naked and Leia is wearing a white dress, yet neither has a spot on them.



* Rachel from the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' series. To the extent that the others (especially Marco) [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] about it. Once, her best friend Cassie jokingly throws a dirt clod at her. "I just want to see if it is actually possible for dirt to cling to you." Rachel catches the clod, drops it, and refuses to show Cassie her hand. Memorably, in one book, the narrator describes Rachel as being able (paraphrased) [[SerialEscalation "to be hit by a flood, picked up by a tornado, buried in a mudslide, and walk out with her hair in perfect order."]]

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* Rachel from the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' series. To the extent that the others (especially Marco) [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] about it. Once, her best friend Cassie jokingly throws a dirt clod at her. "I just want to see if it is actually possible for dirt to cling to you." Rachel catches the clod, drops it, and refuses to show Cassie her hand. Memorably, in one book, the narrator describes Rachel as being able (paraphrased) [[SerialEscalation "to be hit by a flood, picked up by a tornado, buried in a mudslide, and walk out with her hair in perfect order.hair, perfect clothes, and perfect makeup."]]
3rd Dec '16 3:36:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* Done in ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren''. No character goes out of a fight dirty. Epically fixed in ''Advent Children Complete'', where everyone, after fighting, gets a good amount of dust, grime, and of course, blood.
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* Done in ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren''. No character goes out of a fight dirty. Epically fixed in ''Advent Children Complete'', where everyone, after fighting, gets a good amount of dust, grime, and of course, blood.



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3rd Dec '16 3:34:16 AM Morgenthaler
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The conspicuous lack of grime, dirt, or bruises on actors, especially those in action sequences. There is an inherent suggestion of grueling {{badass}}ness to completely cover a character in sweat and grime to show that he's ''really'' gone through the wringer. This might be a remnant of older special effects, which lacked CG but were very fond of various fluids and chemicals being waded through and thrown around.

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The conspicuous lack of grime, dirt, or bruises on actors, especially those in action sequences. There is an inherent suggestion of grueling {{badass}}ness badassness to completely cover a character in sweat and grime to show that he's ''really'' gone through the wringer. This might be a remnant of older special effects, which lacked CG but were very fond of various fluids and chemicals being waded through and thrown around.
30th Oct '16 12:19:07 PM ReaderAt2046
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* The titular character of ''FanFic/HopeComesToBrocktonBay'' explicitly has a minor superpower that prevents anything from sticking to her. It has all sorts of interesting interactions, including making her one of the very few people who can't be held by containement foam and allowing her to perform surgery without needing gloves or having to wash her hands.
7th Aug '16 8:07:02 AM temmychan
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', characters routinely survive ki blasts with planet-destroying power and take little to no damage to their clothes.

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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', one of the defining features of the planet-shattering fights in the series is that the terrain around the fighters is often torn to pieces by the force of their blows, and energy blasts regularly kick up huge clouds of dust (often from which the intended target emerges unscathed). Despite this, whilst characters routinely survive ki blasts with planet-destroying power often suffer wounds and take little to no damage to their clothes.battle damage, they almost never get dirty.
26th May '16 10:01:02 AM CaptainCrawdad
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Particularly noticeable on actresses, who come off as {{Faux Action Girl}}s because the studio doesn't dare film them except in the most flattering light. The human antithesis to this is probably Creator/BruceWillis, who by the end of his movies is drenched in about five pints of grime, sweat and blood, mostly his own. Creator/SigourneyWeaver's stint as Ripley in ''Film/{{Alien}}'' was probably the first major female exception.

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Particularly noticeable on actresses, who come off as {{Faux Action Girl}}s actresses because the studio doesn't dare film them except in the most flattering light. The human antithesis to this is probably Creator/BruceWillis, who by the end of his movies is drenched in about five pints of grime, sweat and blood, mostly his own. Creator/SigourneyWeaver's stint as Ripley in ''Film/{{Alien}}'' was probably the first major female exception.
26th May '16 9:59:34 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Cats are constantly cleaning themselves and are therefore almost always perfectly clean. One reason theorized is that this helps them hunt by not having the scent of blood and dirt giving them away. Dogs, on the other hand, go the opposite route and roll in other animals' feces and dirt; the theory for that is it hides the smell of dog from their prey.
** 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.

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* Cats are constantly famously fastidious about cleaning themselves and themselves. Healthy cats spend a good portion of their day grooming, so they are therefore almost always perfectly usually quite clean. One reason theorized is that this helps them hunt by not having the scent of blood and dirt giving them away. Dogs, on the other hand, go the opposite route and roll in other animals' feces and dirt; the theory for that is it hides the smell of dog from their prey.
** 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.
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26th May '16 9:56:26 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* A strange version appears in Creator/KennethBranagh's ''Theatre/HenryV''. The film gave a good deal of attention to historical accuracy (as much as was possible given that the play itself is Tudor propaganda) and realism. Accordingly, the cast spend much of the film dirty, bloody, and generally pretty realistic. Henry's [[WhiteStallion white horse]], however, remains remarkably clean. This is particularly noticeable during the Siege of Harfleur, when a very soiled and bloody Henry comes racing out from the city gates on his horse, which looks like it's just been carefully bathed for Grand Prix dressage. Someone apparently forgot to tell the wranglers about the "realism" thing. [[FridgeBrilliance The horse is the only 'noble' thing around for miles.]]
* Averted in ''Film/DragMeToHell'', where Alison Lohman gets about as soaked and muddy as it's possible to get, and bashed on the head to boot.

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* A strange version appears in Creator/KennethBranagh's ''Theatre/HenryV''. The film gave a good deal of attention to historical accuracy (as much as was possible given that the play itself is Tudor propaganda) and realism. Accordingly, the cast spend much of the film dirty, bloody, and generally pretty realistic. Henry's [[WhiteStallion white horse]], however, remains remarkably clean. This is particularly noticeable during the Siege of Harfleur, when a very soiled and bloody Henry comes racing out from the city gates on his horse, which looks like it's just been carefully bathed for Grand Prix dressage. Someone apparently forgot to tell the wranglers about the "realism" thing. [[FridgeBrilliance The horse is the only 'noble' thing around for miles.]]
* Averted in ''Film/DragMeToHell'', where Alison Lohman gets about as soaked and muddy as it's possible to get, and bashed on the head to boot.
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