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19th Feb '16 5:40:31 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Series/{{DoctorWho'' had this in certain stories, especially in the late sixties:

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* ''Series/{{DoctorWho'' ''Series/DoctorWho'' had this in certain stories, especially in the late sixties:
13th Feb '16 10:17:55 AM LondonKdS
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* Zoe Heriot from ''Series/DoctorWho''.

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* Zoe Heriot ''Series/{{DoctorWho'' had this in certain stories, especially in the late sixties:
** The human guest characters in "The Ice Warriors" all wear catsuits with circuit-diagram like patterns.
** Zoe's famous glittery catsuit
from ''Series/DoctorWho''."The Mind Robber" and "The Invasion".
** "The Seeds of Death" has everyone in hideously ugly form-fitting jumpsuits that make all the guest characters look like diaper fetishists.
9th Feb '16 11:12:40 AM Sharlee
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* In one respect, FutureSpandex predictions of form-fitting clothing really ''has'' come to pass ... but with undergarments, not outerwear. Most of the people one encounters on the street are likely to be wearing briefs, panties, undershirt and/or bra that smoothly and snugly wrap their physique, but barring a WardrobeMalfunction, you won't actually ''see'' it.

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* In one respect, FutureSpandex predictions of form-fitting clothing really ''has'' ''have'' come to pass ... but with undergarments, not outerwear. Most of the people one encounters on the street are likely to be wearing briefs, panties, undershirt and/or bra that smoothly and snugly wrap their physique, unlike the baggy, elaborate linen or woolen underthings of times past, but barring (barring a WardrobeMalfunction, WardrobeMalfunction) you won't actually ''see'' it.
9th Feb '16 11:10:44 AM Sharlee
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* In one respect, FutureSpandex predictions of form-fitting clothing really ''has'' come to pass ... but with undergarments, not outerwear. Most of the people one encounters on the street are likely to be wearing briefs, panties, undershirt and/or bra that smoothly and snugly wraps their physique, but barring a WardrobeMalfunction, you won't actually ''see'' it.

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* In one respect, FutureSpandex predictions of form-fitting clothing really ''has'' come to pass ... but with undergarments, not outerwear. Most of the people one encounters on the street are likely to be wearing briefs, panties, undershirt and/or bra that smoothly and snugly wraps wrap their physique, but barring a WardrobeMalfunction, you won't actually ''see'' it.
9th Feb '16 11:09:58 AM Sharlee
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* In one respect, FutureSpandex predictions of form-fitting clothing really ''has'' come to pass ... but with undergarments, not outerwear. Most of the people one encounters on the street are likely to be wearing briefs, panties, undershirt and/or bra that smoothly and snugly wraps their physique, but barring WardrobeFailure you won't actually ''see'' it.

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* In one respect, FutureSpandex predictions of form-fitting clothing really ''has'' come to pass ... but with undergarments, not outerwear. Most of the people one encounters on the street are likely to be wearing briefs, panties, undershirt and/or bra that smoothly and snugly wraps their physique, but barring WardrobeFailure a WardrobeMalfunction, you won't actually ''see'' it.
9th Feb '16 11:09:13 AM Sharlee
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* In one respect, FutureSpandex predictions of form-fitting clothing really ''has'' come to pass ... but with undergarments, not outerwear. Most of the people one encounters on the street are likely to be wearing briefs, panties, undershirt and/or bra that smoothly and snugly wraps their physique, but barring WardrobeFailure you won't actually ''see'' it.
22nd Jan '16 10:54:28 PM Perseus
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* All of the human-looking [=NetNavis=] in ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' have this. In fact, according to the [[AllThereInTheManual Complete Works]] the designers were expressly forbidden from having Navi characters wear any kind of cloth in order to reinforce the futuristic cyberworld vibe. The sole major exception is [[BonusBoss Bass.EXE]] with his BadassCape, thanks to sheer RuleOfCool.
23rd Oct '15 9:59:44 AM StFan
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This trope tends to go along with WeWillHavePerfectHealthInTheFuture (no love-handles interfering with the lines of those sleek little outfits!) but it is equally compatible with BigFatFuture (used to great effect in ''WesternAnimation/{{Wall-E}}'', where the human characters looked infantile and helpless in enormous, stretchy jumpsuits).

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This trope tends to go along with WeWillHavePerfectHealthInTheFuture (no love-handles interfering with the lines of those sleek little outfits!) but it is equally compatible with BigFatFuture (used to great effect in ''WesternAnimation/{{Wall-E}}'', ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', where the human characters looked infantile and helpless in enormous, stretchy jumpsuits).






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* Played straight in ''TotallySpies''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' Season 4, the new {{Digital Avatar}}s of the heroes -- boys and girls alike -- have a serious Future Spandex look. Being virtual costumes, they don't have to be realistic... but still, they're supposedly designed by Jérémie, a 13-year-old TeenGenius (except for William up there, who got his custom-made by ''XANA''). You have to wonder what was going through their minds... (though on the other hand, maybe that makes it a JustifiedTrope).
* Subverted in a ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode in which Bender steals lots of stuff from a public swimming pool in an attempt to gain notoriety; he also stole a banana hammock of sorts, which he wears.
-->'''Amy:''' "They don't leave much to the imagination."
-->'''Hermes:''' "Actually, on a robot they sort of do."
* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', where time-travelling shenanigans result in Kim and Ron having to save the world from [[spoiler: Shego]] who has become a dictator, everybody not in LaResistance is forced to wear skintight suits in her signature colour.
** Kim's [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman battle suit]] could count, as it's a visual ShoutOut to the original {{Tron}} suits.

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* Played straight in ''TotallySpies''.
''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' Season 4, the new {{Digital Avatar}}s of the heroes -- boys and girls alike -- have a serious Future Spandex look. Being virtual costumes, they don't have to be realistic... but still, they're supposedly designed by Jérémie, a 13-year-old TeenGenius (except for William up there, William, who got his custom-made by ''XANA''). You have to wonder what was going through their minds... (though on the other hand, maybe that makes it a JustifiedTrope).
* Subverted in a ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode in which Bender steals lots of stuff from a public swimming pool in an attempt to gain notoriety; he also stole a banana hammock of sorts, which he wears.
-->'''Amy:''' "They They don't leave much to the imagination."
-->'''Hermes:''' "Actually,
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'''Hermes:''' Actually,
on a robot they sort of do."
do.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', where ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'':
** When
time-travelling shenanigans result in Kim and Ron having to save the world from [[spoiler: Shego]] [[spoiler:Shego]] who has become a dictator, everybody not in LaResistance is forced to wear skintight suits in her signature colour.
** Kim's [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman battle suit]] could count, as it's a visual ShoutOut to the original {{Tron}} ''Film/{{Tron}}'' suits.



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17th Oct '15 3:50:44 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PlanetSide 2'', the [[MachineWorship Vanu Sovereignty]] infantry all wear form-fitting spandex. Most classes have varying amounts of metal armor over vulnerable spots, such as the Engineer carrying an armored backpack, and an armored right wrist. Additionally, all the [[InvisibilityCloak Infiltrators armors]] from both games have form-fitting spandex regardless of empire, though the Composite Armor cosmetic item in ''Planetside 2'' adds armor to make them look like some sort of cyber-samurai.

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* In ''PlanetSide ''VideoGame/PlanetSide 2'', the [[MachineWorship Vanu Sovereignty]] infantry all wear form-fitting spandex. Most classes have varying amounts of metal armor over vulnerable spots, such as the Engineer carrying an armored backpack, and an armored right wrist. Additionally, all the [[InvisibilityCloak Infiltrators armors]] from both games have form-fitting spandex regardless of empire, though the Composite Armor cosmetic item in ''Planetside 2'' adds armor to make them look like some sort of cyber-samurai.
10th Oct '15 9:55:21 AM StFan
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* In more recent years, Tony Stark usually wears something along the lines of this under his regular civilian attire. {{Justified|trope}} in that it's meant to interface with his IronMan [[PoweredArmor suit]].
** Part of his Extremis upgrade meant that this "inner suit" was kept within his bones and he could manifest it at any time. This inner suit is also present in his ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' incarnation.

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* In more recent years, Tony Stark usually wears something along the lines of this under his regular civilian attire. {{Justified|trope}} in that it's meant to interface with his IronMan ComicBook/IronMan [[PoweredArmor suit]].
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suit]]. Part of his Extremis upgrade meant that this "inner suit" was kept within his bones and he could manifest it at any time. This inner suit is also present in his ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' incarnation.



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* ''PowerRangers'': They embody this trope. In every season, beginning to end, the rangers always wear skintight spandex suits. These suits are so tight, in fact, some of the male ([[ShesAManInJapan and female]], at least until Disney took the rights from Saban) rangers have bulges, and the female rangers wouldn't even need to wear a bra due to the tightness
** In ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger,'' the Rangers' unmorphed uniforms are, perhaps because the aesthetics of a full ''thousand years'' in the future probably would be quite alien to us, are random-colors-on-gray skin-tight outfits, more {{Fanservice}}y than the Ranger suits (thinner material, perhaps?) The ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' versions are a more down-to-earth futurish uniform, and are perhaps something you'd expect a police force in ''Franchise/StarWars'' to wear. (Fanservice duty goes to [[DaddysLittleVillain Nadira]].)

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* ''PowerRangers'': ''Franchise/PowerRangers'': They embody this trope. In every season, beginning to end, the rangers always wear skintight spandex suits. These suits are so tight, in fact, some of the male ([[ShesAManInJapan and female]], at least until Disney took the rights from Saban) rangers have bulges, and the female rangers wouldn't even need to wear a bra due to the tightness
** In ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger,'' the Rangers' unmorphed uniforms are, perhaps because the aesthetics of a full ''thousand years'' in the future probably would be quite alien to us, are random-colors-on-gray skin-tight outfits, more {{Fanservice}}y than the Ranger suits (thinner material, perhaps?) perhaps?).
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The ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' versions are a more down-to-earth futurish uniform, and are perhaps something you'd expect a police force in ''Franchise/StarWars'' to wear. (Fanservice duty goes to [[DaddysLittleVillain Nadira]].)
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