History Main / InvisibleStreaker

14th Sep '16 4:05:27 AM RagingHigher
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Literature/ThingsNotSeen'', this is how Bobby sneaks over to the library to research his condition. In a slight subversion, a blind girl notices him.
** This is how said blind girl, Alicia, finds out that something's not quite right with Bobby; she finds it odd enough that he's supposedly in a short-sleeved shirt in cool weather, but when she bumps into him at one point and feels his bare chest, she gets furious at him being shirtless and starts making assumptions about what kind of person he is and what his intentions are, which ultimately leads to the page quote. Later, [[spoiler:once Alicia and her parents are in on his invisibility, she mentions her mother made a big deal about him running around nude. When Bobby comes to visit and her mother answers the door, she doesn't let him inside until she's brought out a robe for him to wear.]]

to:

* In ''Literature/ThingsNotSeen'', this is how Bobby sneaks over to the library to research his condition. In a slight subversion, a blind girl girl, Alicia, notices him.
-->'''Alicia:''' So… so you're really…\\
'''Bobby:''' Invisible.\\
'''Alicia:''' …naked?\\
'''Bobby:''' Yeah. That too.\\

** This is how said blind girl, Alicia, Alicia finds out that something's not quite right with Bobby; after touching his bare arm, she finds it odd enough that he's supposedly in a short-sleeved shirt in cool weather, but when she bumps into him at one point and feels his bare chest, she gets furious at him being shirtless and starts making assumptions about what kind of person he is and what his intentions are, which ultimately leads to the page quote. Later, [[spoiler:once Alicia and her parents are in on his invisibility, she mentions her mother made a big deal about him running around nude. When Bobby comes to visit and her mother answers the door, she doesn't let him inside until she's brought out a robe for him to wear.]]
13th Sep '16 2:32:46 PM MajinAkuma
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** And playing with this trope and TheNudifier, Susan can turn clothes of other people invisible while the people themselves stay normal.
8th Sep '16 10:35:33 AM valkorus
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the 1941 comedy ''The Body Disappears'', the MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter injects herself with her father's invisibility serum to rescue her boyfriend, who was also made invisible. While nude and invisible, she gets into a convertible and DrivesLikeCrazy, to the horror of a black man who had been hiding in the back seat.

to:

* In the 1941 comedy ''The Body Disappears'', the MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter injects herself with her father's invisibility serum to rescue her boyfriend, who was also made invisible. While nude and invisible, she gets into a convertible and DrivesLikeCrazy, to the horror of a black man who had been hiding in the back seat.
7th Sep '16 2:58:52 PM CorahsUncle
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Can be seen... er, I mean, ''Webcomic/TheKAMics'' used it [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/4833549/ here]] and the next page.

to:

* Can be seen... er, I mean, ''Webcomic/TheKAMics'' ''Webcomic/{{The KAMics}}'' used it [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/4833549/ here]] and the next page.



* We only see the aftermath, but [[http://static.nichtlustig.de/toondb/080812.html this strip]] of German webcomic ''Notfunny Cartoons'' shows two old men, presumably scientists, [[NakedPeopleTrappedOutside waiting at a bus stop stark naked]]. (Mildly NSFW)

to:

* We only see the aftermath, but [[http://static.nichtlustig.de/toondb/080812.html this strip]] of German webcomic ''Notfunny Cartoons'' ''[[Webcomic/{{Nichtlustig}} Notfunny Cartoons]]'' shows two old men, presumably scientists, [[NakedPeopleTrappedOutside waiting at a bus stop stark naked]]. (Mildly NSFW)
26th Aug '16 3:03:32 PM AnonFangeekGirl
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Manga/{{Translucent}}'', Okouchi's embarrassing book of poetry is accidentally taken home by the main male character. She begs Shizuka to sneak into his house to steal it before he notices.

to:

* In ''Manga/{{Translucent}}'', Okouchi's embarrassing book of poetry is accidentally taken home by the main male character. She begs Shizuka to sneak into his house to steal it before he notices.Translucent Syndrome, as a physical disorder that causes invisibility, does not affect clothes or makeup.
25th Aug '16 6:07:31 AM Malady
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The ultimate subversion is ''Memoirs of an Invisible Man'' (later turned into a [[TheFilmOfTheBook mediocre Chevy Chase movie]]). The accident that turns the titular man invisible affects everything in a sphere roughly 100 feet across: him, his clothes, the building structure, and a number of objects that happened to be nearby. When he eats and drinks, until it is digested fully, the food/beverage does ''not'' become invisible. His invisible clothes suffer wear and tear. His invisible gun will eventually run out of invisible bullets. And, with the government after him, it's not like he can just live at his old house or sneak into places at will. The author does quite well at thinking out the rules and limitations of the premise.
* In ''Things Not Seen'', this is how Bobby sneaks over to the library to research his condition. In a slight subversion, a blind girl notices him.

to:

* The ultimate subversion is ''Memoirs of an Invisible Man'' ''Literature/MemoirsOfAnInvisibleMan'' (later turned into a [[TheFilmOfTheBook mediocre Chevy Chase movie]]). The accident that turns the titular man invisible affects everything in a sphere roughly 100 feet across: him, his clothes, the building structure, and a number of objects that happened to be nearby. When he eats and drinks, until it is digested fully, the food/beverage does ''not'' become invisible. His invisible clothes suffer wear and tear. His invisible gun will eventually run out of invisible bullets. And, with the government after him, it's not like he can just live at his old house or sneak into places at will. The author does quite well at thinking out the rules and limitations of the premise.
* In ''Things Not Seen'', ''Literature/ThingsNotSeen'', this is how Bobby sneaks over to the library to research his condition. In a slight subversion, a blind girl notices him.



* In ''The Trouble with Moonlight'', the heroine, Lusinda Havershaw, her skin turns invisible when exposed to moonlight, but her clothes don't become invisible with her. Works out well, since she's a [[GentlemanThief gentlewoman thief]]. Getting the loot out is kind of a complication, however, since in order to stay invisible she has to remain in the moonlight. See she needs to absorb a certain amount of moonlight in order to turn invisible in the first place, and she can remain invisible if she absorbs enough of it, but if she's away from the moonlight for too long she gradually becomes visible, leading to a few NakedPeopleAreFunny moments as her glorious body is glimpsed however briefly by the public a few times when she is cut off from the moonlight for too long.
* Mostly averted in ''Invisible Inc.'': Chip fell into the magic spring while fully dressed, and has kept that set of clothes safe ever since. Of course, once he grows a bit...

to:

* In ''The Trouble with Moonlight'', ''Literature/TheTroubleWithMoonlight'', the heroine, Lusinda Havershaw, her skin turns invisible when exposed to moonlight, but her clothes don't become invisible with her. Works out well, since she's a [[GentlemanThief gentlewoman thief]]. Getting the loot out is kind of a complication, however, since in order to stay invisible she has to remain in the moonlight. See she needs to absorb a certain amount of moonlight in order to turn invisible in the first place, and she can remain invisible if she absorbs enough of it, but if she's away from the moonlight for too long she gradually becomes visible, leading to a few NakedPeopleAreFunny moments as her glorious body is glimpsed however briefly by the public a few times when she is cut off from the moonlight for too long.
* Mostly averted in ''Invisible Inc.'': ''Literature/InvisibleInc'': Chip fell into the magic spring while fully dressed, and has kept that set of clothes safe ever since. Of course, once he grows a bit...



* In ''Smoke'' by Donald Westlake, a small-time crook accidentally gets turned invisible after getting turned into a guinea pig by two CampGay (yes, it becomes relevant) skin cancer researchers. Westlake obviously did his research, as the titular character has to deal with all of the troubles of invisibility including exposure to the elements, having to fast to avoid having half-digested food showing, and being noticed at one point by a blind man.
* In the short story ''Hershey's Kisses'' by Ron Goulart (contained in ''The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy II'' by Michael Ashley et al.), a young man in trouble with his (young, hot, female, hates him) new boss runs into a wizard. He ends up trying to save his career by doing this, breaking & entering, and kissing the magic tattoo on her butt [[RuleOfThree three times]] as she sleeps. It wears off prematurely: It turns out she'd hired the wizard in a gambit to get him to her apartment, naked, as he failed to [[ObliviousToLove recognize her previous hints]]. They find out about the other gambit when the camera crew bursts out of the closet.

to:

* In ''Smoke'' ''Literature/{{Smoke}}'' by Donald Westlake, a small-time crook accidentally gets turned invisible after getting turned into a guinea pig by two CampGay (yes, it becomes relevant) skin cancer researchers. Westlake obviously did his research, as the titular character has to deal with all of the troubles of invisibility including exposure to the elements, having to fast to avoid having half-digested food showing, and being noticed at one point by a blind man.
* In the short story ''Hershey's Kisses'' ''Literature/HersheysKisses'' by Ron Goulart (contained in ''The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy II'' by Michael Ashley et al.), a young man in trouble with his (young, hot, female, hates him) new boss runs into a wizard. He ends up trying to save his career by doing this, breaking & entering, and kissing the magic tattoo on her butt [[RuleOfThree three times]] as she sleeps. It wears off prematurely: It turns out she'd hired the wizard in a gambit to get him to her apartment, naked, as he failed to [[ObliviousToLove recognize her previous hints]]. They find out about the other gambit when the camera crew bursts out of the closet.



* In Neal Shusterman's ''The Schwa Was Here'', Calvin Schwa gets through two and a half periods of the school day before anyone notices he is present and only wearing a Speedo. (He's not completely invisible; it's more that you have to focus on him to notice him.)

to:

* In Neal Shusterman's ''The Schwa Was Here'', ''Literature/TheSchwaWasHere'', Calvin Schwa gets through two and a half periods of the school day before anyone notices he is present and only wearing a Speedo. (He's not completely invisible; it's more that you have to focus on him to notice him.)



* Averted/Lampshaded in ''Invisible Stanley'', where Stanley's clothes explicitly disappear when he puts them on and reappear as soon as he takes them off. His family tries handing him a balloon, and the string disappears when he touches it, but not the balloon itself. (He touches various other things without them turning invisible, though.)

to:

* Averted/Lampshaded in ''Invisible Stanley'', ''Literature/InvisibleStanley'', where Stanley's clothes explicitly disappear when he puts them on and reappear as soon as he takes them off. His family tries handing him a balloon, and the string disappears when he touches it, but not the balloon itself. (He touches various other things without them turning invisible, though.)
28th Jul '16 8:09:01 AM Amon_Ra
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Not all {{invisibility}} methods are created equal. While most works HandWave away the problems with invisibility--being able to see being the main one--one specific problem frequently comes up. Namely: You may be able to become invisible, but [[RequiredSecondaryPowers that doesn't mean things you interact with]] (such as ''clothes'') [[RequiredSecondaryPowers can]].

to:

Not all {{invisibility}} methods are created equal. While most works HandWave away the problems with invisibility--being able to see being the main one--one specific problem frequently comes up. Namely: You you may be able to become invisible, but [[RequiredSecondaryPowers that doesn't mean things you interact with]] (such as ''clothes'') [[RequiredSecondaryPowers can]].



In short: The MundaneSolution applied to specific types of {{Invisible Main Character}}s: those who, due to RuleOfFunny, [[RuleOfDrama Drama]], or [[RuleOfSexy Sexy]], don't have invisible MagicPants and consequently have to strip to make use of their power. A specific type of [[NakedPeopleAreFunny nudity as humor]]. Of course, expect the whole thing to wear off just a little bit too early. Depending on the tone of work, expect being ExposedToTheElements (and other side effects of being naked and unseen outside) to come into play, or [[BellisariosMaxim be outright ignored]]. This may also serve as a way of averting RightThroughHisPants without showing anything the target audience may dislike.

to:

In short: The the MundaneSolution applied to specific types of {{Invisible Main Character}}s: those who, due to RuleOfFunny, [[RuleOfDrama Drama]], or [[RuleOfSexy Sexy]], don't have invisible MagicPants and consequently have to strip to make use of their power. A specific type of [[NakedPeopleAreFunny nudity as humor]]. Of course, expect the whole thing to wear off just a little bit too early. Depending on the tone of work, expect being ExposedToTheElements (and other side effects of being naked and unseen outside) to come into play, or [[BellisariosMaxim be outright ignored]]. This may also serve as a way of averting RightThroughHisPants without showing anything the target audience may dislike.
12th Jun '16 1:31:14 PM ZimFan89
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the CW's ''The Flash'' and ''Arrow'' series, this is how the Earth 2 version of Linda Park alias Dr. Light escapes. Her cell seems empty except for her helmet and suit, and then she escapes when people investigate.

to:

* In the CW's ''The Flash'' and ''Arrow'' series, On ''Series/TheFlash2014'', this is how the Earth 2 Earth-2 version of Linda Park alias Dr. Park/Dr. Light escapes.escapes her capture by the heroes. Her cell seems empty except for her helmet and suit, and then she escapes when people investigate.
4th May '16 4:39:31 PM CorahsUncle
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Adam and Eve'', a manga series created by Ryoichi Ikegami and Hideo Yamamoto, features an invisible man and an invisible woman (only their shoes and gloves are ever seen) who attack TheYakuza. The last panel of the first volume shows wet prints left by bare human feet.



** The original script for ''The Fantastic Four'' said that Sue would be permanently invisible, and unable to make anything else invisible, so she would have to strip down every time she wanted to disappear. Stan commented in the script that this might be too sexy for comics.

to:

** The original script for ''The Fantastic Four'' said that Sue would be permanently invisible, and unable to make anything else invisible, so she would have to strip down every time she wanted to disappear. Stan Creator/StanLee commented in the script that this might be too sexy for comics.



* MiloManara's ''ComicBook/{{Butterscotch}}'' is an example of pornographic use of this trope. Features, among other things, a woman giving the invisible character a blowjob while other characters, unaware of the invisible man's presence, look in bafflement at her "lewd mime act."

to:

* MiloManara's Creator/MiloManara's ''ComicBook/{{Butterscotch}}'' is an example of pornographic use of this trope. Features, It features, among other things, a woman giving the invisible character a blowjob while other characters, unaware of the invisible man's presence, look in bafflement at her "lewd mime act."
16th Apr '16 7:03:13 PM Eievie
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Literature/MissPeregrinesHomeForPeculiarChildren'': Millard Nullings, who's peculiarity is invisibility. He in constantly chastised by Miss Peregrine for loitering around naked.

to:

* ''Literature/MissPeregrinesHomeForPeculiarChildren'': Millard Nullings, who's whose peculiarity is invisibility. He in He's constantly being chastised by Miss Peregrine for loitering around naked.
This list shows the last 10 events of 203. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.InvisibleStreaker