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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.
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.
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