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19th Nov '17 2:11:33 AM doorhandle
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* In ''VideoGame/AncientDomainsOfMystery'' there is the option of "true berserking": if you use the berserk tactic while bare of anything but jewelry, you'll get additional bonuses. Of course, between the berserking penalties and the lack of armour you're guaranteed to [[GlassCannon both deal and take tons of damage]], but it can be worth it for clases with low starting PV who otherwise wouldn't be able to fight half as well clothed.
13th Nov '17 7:00:26 PM NapoleonDeCheese
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* ''Negima'''s successor ''Manga/UQHolder'' also does this, especially during the fight with [[spoiler: the Mage of the Beginning-posessed Negi]]. During that battle, due to one reason or another, most of the heroes from the titular organization and [[DarkActionGirl Cutlass]] have lost their clothes and have to fight in the nude. Curiously, other than Cutlass, the rest of the enemies present during that confrontation all get to keep their clothes on, perhaps as a sign of how they overpower the good guys.
13th Nov '17 12:15:30 PM Woodrobin
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*** While the comments in the unmodified game are snarky and often somewhat prudish, there is a mod that replaces the statements made about the nudity of female and male PCs with the comments used for stunning natural landmarks and walking around with an unsheathed weapon, respectively. The female comments are along the lines of "That's . . . impressive" or "I've traveled the lengths of Skyrim and rarely seen such a sight." The male PC version plays more to absurd humor. Walking past a town guard who responds with "I see you favor a two-handed grip, like myself" or "You're gonna put an eye out, you keep waving that around all over the place" is worth the download by itself.

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*** While the comments in the unmodified game are snarky and often somewhat prudish, there is a mod that replaces the statements made about the nudity of female and male PCs characters with the comments used for stunning natural landmarks and walking around with an unsheathed weapon, respectively. The female comments are along the lines of "That's . . . impressive" or "I've traveled the lengths of Skyrim and rarely seen such a sight." The male PC version plays more to absurd humor. Walking past a town guard who responds with "I see you favor a two-handed grip, like myself" or "You're gonna put an eye out, you keep waving that around all over the place" is worth the download by itself.
13th Nov '17 12:14:10 PM Woodrobin
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*** While the comments in the unmodified game are snarky and often somewhat prudish, there is a mod that replaces the statements made about the nudity of female and male PCs with the comments used for stunning natural landmarks and walking around with an unsheathed weapon, respectively. The female comments are along the lines of "That's . . . impressive" or "I've traveled the lengths of Skyrim and rarely seen such a sight." The male PC version plays more to absurd humor. Walking past a town guard who responds with "I see you favor a two-handed grip, like myself" or "You're gonna put an eye out, you keep waving that around all over the place" is worth the download by itself.
30th Oct '17 7:39:53 AM KingLyger
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* Just after the FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/WolfensteinIITheNewColossus'', Anya rips off her jacket to leave herself topless, [[DualWielding picks up two machine guns]], and unloads both clips into a horde of Nazis. All while [[PregnantBadass heavily pregnant with twins]]. Justified as her jacket had been set on fire, and she ripped it off so she wouldn't get burned.
10th Oct '17 10:44:51 PM PepperoniTropes
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* In the ''I Am Suicide'' arc of ''Comicbook/BatmanRebirth'', Bane is completely naked for the entire story. And he's just as terrifying and effective as when he's in costume.
10th Oct '17 5:09:37 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Series/MillionYenWomen'': Minami, the household ShamelessFanserviceGirl, at some point fends paparazzi of by throwing a chair on them while in her usual (complete lack of) attire.
9th Oct '17 10:17:02 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' the [[OneWingedAngel awakened beings]] fight naked, justified because their monstrous forms are too large or inhumanly-shaped for human clothes. Examples of this happening when they are "human" include...

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* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' the ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'':
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[[OneWingedAngel awakened beings]] fight naked, justified because their monstrous forms are too large or inhumanly-shaped for human clothes. Examples of this happening when they are "human" include...



* Zarda in ''Comicbook/SupremePower''. After awakening from a centuries-long dormant state, she wandered into some Italian city, stole some clothes and killed everyone who got in her way (with a lance she broke off a statue, no less).

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* Zarda in ''Comicbook/SupremePower''.''Comicbook/SupremePower''.
** Zarda.
After awakening from a centuries-long dormant state, she wandered into some Italian city, stole some clothes and killed everyone who got in her way (with a lance she broke off a statue, no less).



** Also, Hyperion, when he flew so fast he mostly blew his super-suit off, and later [[spoiler: his government boss detonated the super-bomb in the military base he attacked.]] Supreme Power was pretty fond of this one all around, as befitting its [[DarkerAndEdgier Darker and Edgier]] nature.

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** Also, Hyperion, when he flew so fast he mostly blew his super-suit off, and later [[spoiler: his government boss detonated the super-bomb in the military base he attacked.]] Supreme Power was pretty fond of this one all around, as befitting its [[DarkerAndEdgier Darker and Edgier]] nature.



* In his ''ComicBook/SinCity'' graphic novel appearance, the Yellow Bastard is fully nude during [[spoiler:his final fight with Hartigan.]] [[GroinAttack It ends badly for him.]]
** [[{{Bowdlerization}} He was given boxers in the movie]], but he still suffered the same fate.
** Dwight's first encounter with Manute is this as well. He's just had sex with Ava and Manute has come to take her home. It doesn't go well.

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* In his ''ComicBook/SinCity'' graphic novel appearance, the Yellow Bastard is fully nude during [[spoiler:his final fight with Hartigan.]] [[GroinAttack It ends badly for him.]]
** [[{{Bowdlerization}} He was given boxers in the movie]], but he still suffered the same fate.
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]] Dwight's first encounter with Manute is this as well. He's just had sex with Ava and Manute has come to take her home. It doesn't go well.



* In ''ComicBook/SecretSix'', Catman spends an issues-spanning flashback running around naked (the better to show off his [[ChestInsignia wicked cool scar]]) and expressing his displeasure towards the poachers that killed some lions. Seeing as this involves teaming up with the surviving lions and forcing the poachers to walk blindfolded through a field of their own traps, he is indeed scary enough to qualify for this trope.
** In a later issue he beats up some guards at a zoo while starkers.

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* In ''ComicBook/SecretSix'', Catman spends an issues-spanning flashback running around naked (the better to show off his [[ChestInsignia wicked cool scar]]) and expressing his displeasure towards the poachers that killed some lions. Seeing as this involves teaming up with the surviving lions and forcing the poachers to walk blindfolded through a field of their own traps, he is indeed scary enough to qualify for this trope.
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trope. In a later issue he beats up some guards at a zoo while starkers.



** It's worth noting that he starts out in a black bodysuit. As he grows increasingly inhuman, he wears less and less -- he's in a thong by UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.



* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} did this a bunch during the time he was experimented upon at Weapon X, in part to show how he was being dehumanized to the point where human decency wasn't relevant.
** In "Get Mystique", Wolverine emerged from a body bag completely naked (he'd apparently blown himself up with a car bomb a few hours before) and didn't bother to get dressed before getting into "Senator Ralph Miles Brickman" (actually Mystique)'s bedroom, intending murder.
** And again in "Get Mystique", the [[ComicBook/{{Mystique}} titular shapeshifter]] switches off her powers before loading up with [[MoreDakka heavy weaponry]] and going into the final battle wearing an ammo belt and a SlasherSmile. Since her clothes are a product of her powers, she's naked for the whole fight.

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* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} did this a bunch during the time he was experimented upon at Weapon X, in part to show how he was being dehumanized to the point where human decency wasn't relevant.
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relevant. In "Get Mystique", Wolverine emerged from a body bag completely naked (he'd apparently blown himself up with a car bomb a few hours before) and didn't bother to get dressed before getting into "Senator Ralph Miles Brickman" (actually Mystique)'s bedroom, intending murder.
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murder. And again in "Get Mystique", the [[ComicBook/{{Mystique}} titular shapeshifter]] switches off her powers before loading up with [[MoreDakka heavy weaponry]] and going into the final battle wearing an ammo belt and a SlasherSmile. Since her clothes are a product of her powers, she's naked for the whole fight.



** Also notable in that series, because it seems to be the only time that the Venom symbiote generates the mass it attacks people with by taking it from that covering Eddie.



*** Made all the more curious that he's naked once he escapes - immediately prior to that he was wearing a pair of ''briefs''.



*** Ironically, this is the only scene in the film where she actually has real clothes; her LittleBlackDress was her shapeshifted skin, but the heavy fur coat she was wearing over it was real. Maybe it's more difficult to simulate bulky garments?



* Literature/{{Discworld}}'s ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'' has a literary example in Angua's older brother Wolfgang. Wolfgang has the [[NietzscheWannabe Übermensch-complex]] in spades, and an assumption that humans are inferior to Werewolves. He does wear clothes on occasion, such as when attending public events, but when fighting or at home he's always naked.

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* Literature/{{Discworld}}'s ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'' Literature/{{Discworld}}:
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has a literary example in Angua's older brother Wolfgang. Wolfgang has the [[NietzscheWannabe Übermensch-complex]] in spades, and an assumption that humans are inferior to Werewolves. He does wear clothes on occasion, such as when attending public events, but when fighting or at home he's always naked.



* Heroic example is in a ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] novel: ''Literature/{{Shatterpoint}}''. [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Mace Windu]] is cornered by some Mooks in what is effectively a locker room... who notice to their slight shock that, unlike most people would when confronted naked, he doesn't even flinch. Windu, being the badass that he is, proceeds to beat the shit out of the thugs.
** The ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] also has the Echani culture, a ProudWarriorRace who view combat as a form of communication. Their personal duels, including courtship rituals, involve wearing as little as possible as to not impede movement (which they see as garbling the message). If they have to concede to wearing armor, it is as light and flexible as possible, often backed up by an energy shield (like the fighters in ''{{Franchise/Dune}}).'' At least two Echani duelists became Jedi Masters, meaning the style is known to the Order, and probably translated quite well, seeing as Jedi rarely wear armor.

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* Heroic example is in a ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] novel: ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'':
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''Literature/{{Shatterpoint}}''. [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Mace Windu]] Windu is cornered by some Mooks in what is effectively a locker room... who notice to their slight shock that, unlike most people would when confronted naked, he doesn't even flinch. Windu, being the badass that he is, proceeds to beat the shit out of the thugs.
** The ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] also has the Echani culture, a ProudWarriorRace who view combat as a form of communication. Their personal duels, including courtship rituals, involve wearing as little as possible as to not impede movement (which they see as garbling the message). If they have to concede to wearing armor, it is as light and flexible as possible, often backed up by an energy shield (like the fighters in ''{{Franchise/Dune}}).'' At least two Echani duelists became Jedi Masters, meaning the style is known to the Order, and probably translated quite well, seeing as Jedi rarely wear armor.



** The title character and his rival get into a [[HoYay nude wrestling match]].

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** The title character and his rival get into a [[HoYay nude wrestling match]].match.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has a few examples of naked or nearly-naked combatants, including the fetish of the Sisters Repentia, the horrors of the Arco-flagellants, and the [[SealedEvilInACan Sealed Evil in a Human Can]] of the daemonhosts. Of course, these three are in the same army at the same time, and their entire purpose is to die so their souls can be redeemed (hence the lack of armor). That's ''Warhammer 40K'' for you...

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fetish of the Sisters Repentia, the horrors of the Arco-flagellants, and the [[SealedEvilInACan Sealed Evil in a Human Can]] of the daemonhosts. Of course, these three are in the same army at the same time, and their entire purpose is to die so their souls can be redeemed (hence the lack of armor). That's ''Warhammer 40K'' for you...



** And then, of course, you the home-brew scene, with the best examples being [[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Skyclad_(3.5e_Feat) Skyclad]], a feat that grants heightened awareness and extra AC through near-nudity (you can't cover your chest or crotch, everything else is fair game), it's sister feat, [[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Skyclad_Warrior_(3.5e_Feat) Skyclad Warrior,]] which give war-paint-clad fighters increased speed and Damage Reduction on top of that, and a Prestige Class, the [[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Skyclad_Practitioner_(3.5e_Prestige_Class) Skyclad Practitioner,]] which takes away ALL of your armor slots (jewellery, belts, and backpacks are still fine) while helping alleviate the [[ExposedToTheElements logistical]] pratfalls of never wearing clothes and giving added benefits, like heightened spellcasting, some at-will abilities (Detect Magic, Freedom of Movement, the aforementioned Endure Elements), and benefiting from more pieces of enchanted jewellery at once.

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** And then, of course, you On the home-brew scene, with the best some examples being are [[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Skyclad_(3.5e_Feat) Skyclad]], a feat that grants heightened awareness and extra AC through near-nudity (you can't cover your chest or crotch, everything else is fair game), it's sister feat, [[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Skyclad_Warrior_(3.5e_Feat) Skyclad Warrior,]] which give war-paint-clad fighters increased speed and Damage Reduction on top of that, and a Prestige Class, the [[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Skyclad_Practitioner_(3.5e_Prestige_Class) Skyclad Practitioner,]] which takes away ALL of your armor slots (jewellery, belts, and backpacks are still fine) while helping alleviate the [[ExposedToTheElements logistical]] pratfalls of never wearing clothes and giving added benefits, like heightened spellcasting, some at-will abilities (Detect Magic, Freedom of Movement, the aforementioned Endure Elements), and benefiting from more pieces of enchanted jewellery at once.



* Alexia Ashford from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'', when she mutates. She is completely naked, with monstrously large veins covering her lady bits.

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Alexia Ashford from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'', when she mutates. She is completely naked, with monstrously large veins covering her lady bits.



* Leo in ''Webcomic/VGCats'' regarding his underequipped D & D alter ego; "I shall astound them with my NAKEDNESS!"
** His ''Franchise/PrinceOfPersia'' impersonation also quickly veered towards this. His response to a scratch on his shirt? Rip the whole shirt sleeve off. Oh, now it's asymmetrical. Better take the other one too. What's that? The shirt is ruined? You're right. Better take it ''all'' off. "Sexy, no?" Aeris left the moment he began contemplating a scratch on his ''pants''.

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* Leo in ''Webcomic/VGCats'' regarding his underequipped D & D alter ego; "I shall astound them with my NAKEDNESS!"
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NAKEDNESS!" His ''Franchise/PrinceOfPersia'' impersonation also quickly veered towards this. His response to a scratch on his shirt? Rip the whole shirt sleeve off. Oh, now it's asymmetrical. Better take the other one too. What's that? The shirt is ruined? You're right. Better take it ''all'' off. "Sexy, no?" Aeris left the moment he began contemplating a scratch on his ''pants''.



* [[BadassGay Puripuri Prisoner]] in ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'' [[BattleStrip rips off all his clothes before he fights]] (which he calls "Angel Mode").

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[[BadassGay Puripuri Prisoner]] in ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'' [[BattleStrip rips off all his clothes before he fights]] (which he calls "Angel Mode").



* One of Sam Sorenson's first actions, when he got on the island for ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'', was to strip down to his nothings and proceeded to go on a naked rampage...

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One of Sam Sorenson's first actions, when he got on the island for ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'', was to strip down to his nothings and proceeded to go on a naked rampage...



* Brock Samson in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' once went on a naked rampage while fighting off Phantom Limb's goons.
--->'''Monarch:''' Nice ass, Samson.
** When a battalion from the [[WeirdTradeUnion Guild of Calamitous Intent]] is in the front of the Venture compound and [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Watch and Ward]] [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] doing this, they noted that while the eunuch division would probably [[{{Squick}} creep people out]], the woman's auxiliary would be [[{{Fanservice}} great]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': Brock Samson in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' once went goes on a naked rampage while fighting off Phantom Limb's goons.
--->'''Monarch:''' Nice ass, Samson.
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goons in the Venture Compound, showing that shit has really gotten bad. The Monarch comments on his nice ass When a battalion from the [[WeirdTradeUnion Guild of Calamitous Intent]] is in the front of the Venture compound and [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Watch and Ward]] [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] doing this, they noted that while the eunuch division would probably [[{{Squick}} creep people out]], the woman's auxiliary would be [[{{Fanservice}} great]].



* [[FridgeLogic Oddly enough]] there was a good REASON to fight in the nude... Before modern medicine, the majority of deaths from combat were caused by cuts and stab wounds getting infected. Often this was because the weapon forced a scrap of clothing into the wound, where it would fester... If you aren't wearing any clothing, this can't happen!
** This is why, in a famous duel in 1892, Pauline von Metternich and Countess Kielmannsegg, fighting over ''[[SeriousBusiness floral arrangements]]'', went topless at the insistence of Baroness Lubinska.

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* [[FridgeLogic Oddly enough]] there was a good REASON to fight in the nude... Before modern medicine, the majority of deaths from combat were caused by cuts and stab wounds getting infected. Often this was because the weapon forced a scrap of clothing into the wound, where it would fester... If you aren't wearing any clothing, this can't happen!
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In a famous duel in 1892, Pauline von Metternich and Countess Kielmannsegg, fighting over ''[[SeriousBusiness floral arrangements]]'', went topless at the insistence of Baroness Lubinska.Lubinska so that neither might become infected by clothing getting into a wound.



** This was at least partially a case of deliberately invoking the trope, though there was also a kind of quasi-religio-spiritual rationalization for it (mainly for those soldiers who were thinking "You want me to go into battle ''naked''?"). It was basically a kind of "clap your hands if you believe" invulnerability; anyone who didn't believe enough in their invulnerability to fight in the altogether would turn out to not be invulnerable. (As a side bonus, you could explain any naked deaths by saying that they didn't believe strongly enough, and they weren't around to contradict you.)



* A certain Lance Corporal Wayne O'Mahoney of the Queen's artillery had his apartment broken into by a trio of robbers while he was at home and asleep with his girlfriend. Instead of hiding out or summoning police, he sprung from bed and proceeded to tackle and start punching one of the robbers. A second robber [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere disregarded his compatriot's calls for help and fled]], while O'Mahoney pursued the third knife-wielding robber to his girlfriend's new car, which he had purchased just the day before. In order to prevent it from being stolen, he bashed in the driver's side window in with a crowbar, then began punching the still-armed robber in the face, all of which encouraged the crook to escape through the passenger side door. Then the neighbors came out to see what the ruckus was about, at which point L.Cpl O'Mahoney realized that he was also naked. O'Mahoney mentioned on the news that he slept naked, and hadn't thought to even throw on shorts during the whole ordeal, so chances are that none of the robbers wanted to deal with the terrifying notion of a screaming, angry, butt-naked soldier armed with a crowbar who'd already punched them in the face.

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* A certain Lance Corporal Wayne O'Mahoney of the Queen's artillery had his apartment broken into by a trio of robbers while he was at home and asleep with his girlfriend. Instead of hiding out or summoning police, he sprung from bed and proceeded to tackle and start punching one of the robbers. A second robber [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere disregarded his compatriot's calls for help and fled]], while O'Mahoney pursued the third knife-wielding robber to his girlfriend's new car, which he had purchased just the day before. In order to prevent it from being stolen, he bashed in the driver's side window in with a crowbar, then began punching the still-armed robber in the face, all of which encouraged the crook to escape through the passenger side door. Then the neighbors came out to see what the ruckus was about, at which point L.Cpl O'Mahoney realized that he was also naked. O'Mahoney mentioned on the news that he slept naked, and hadn't thought to even throw on shorts during the whole ordeal, so chances are that none of the robbers wanted to deal with the terrifying notion of a screaming, angry, butt-naked soldier armed with a crowbar who'd already punched them in the face.
6th Oct '17 1:22:29 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Sorta used in the second ''Film/RushHour'' movie. Lee and Carter are attacked when they're nude and in a massage parlor, so they have to both fight their rivals and [[HandOrObjectUnderwear try to preserve their own "modesties"]]. At the end of the fight, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny they get thrown out of the place naked and have to resort to whatever's handy to cover themselves.]]

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* Sorta used in the second ''Film/RushHour'' movie. Lee and Carter are attacked when they're nude and in a massage parlor, so they have to both fight their rivals and [[HandOrObjectUnderwear try to preserve their own "modesties"]]. At the end of the fight, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[NakedPeopleAreFunny they get thrown out of the place naked and have to resort to whatever's handy to cover themselves.]]
5th Oct '17 12:43:54 PM BeerBaron
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** In the series' backstory, [[TheCaligula Emperor Pelagius the Mad]] certainly lived up to his nickname with AxeCrazy outbursts and other extreme eccentricities. It was when he stripped naked in public and began attacking visitors that his advisors knew something was ''very'' wrong with him, and that he needed to be removed from the throne. He was institutionalized and died only a few years later, but his legacy as the Mad Emperor lives on.
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