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17th Jun '18 5:42:46 AM CaptainTedium
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* In ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'', Eustace is forced to strip when he has to turn invisible to save Muriel from the {{government|Conspiracy}}. He keeps wearing his hat and glasses though and [[TheGuardsMustbeCrazy the guards]] [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight don't think anything is strange]]. Oddly enough, when Eustace [[ItMakesSenseinContext gets turned into a gold statue]], he's wearing boxers.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'', Eustace is forced to strip when he has to turn invisible to save Muriel from the {{government|Conspiracy}}.{{government|Conspiracy}} in the episode "Invisible Muriel". He keeps wearing his hat and glasses though and [[TheGuardsMustbeCrazy the guards]] [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight don't think anything is strange]]. Oddly enough, when Eustace [[ItMakesSenseinContext gets turned into a gold statue]], he's wearing boxers.
16th Jun '18 1:33:34 PM VVK
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* In ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'', while he isn't actually invisible, no-one can SEE him... [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1795#comic link]]
21st May '18 7:47:26 AM KingLyger
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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]].

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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]].
with can become invisible]]. That includes your clothes.



Ultimately, if this trope is in play, expect the MundaneSolution to come up--since no one (by definition) can see the invisible person, going around naked is an acceptable solution to being unable to make other things invisible. This can make using the power downright difficult, especially in [[ExposedToTheElements less hospitable climates]], or for more nefarious purposes--it's not easy to steal things when you can't interact with them.

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Ultimately, if this trope is in play, expect the MundaneSolution to come up--since no one (by definition) can see the invisible person, going around naked is an acceptable solution to being unable to make other things invisible. This can make using the power downright difficult, especially when in [[ExposedToTheElements less hospitable climates]], or for more nefarious purposes--it's not easy to steal things when you can't interact with them.
them without revealing exactly where you are.



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.

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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 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.



* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Toru "Invisible Girl" Hagakure can usually be "seen" as either a floating school uniform, or in her superhero outfit--a pair of shoes and gloves, which themselves come off when she needs to get completely stealthy. She [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl usually doesn't mind this]], but [[OurNudityIsDifferent feels embarrassed if people watch her undress]]. Also, on one occasion a character [[AccidentalPervert accidentally bumps into her]] when she's naked as she freaks out as if he did it on purpose.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Toru "Invisible Girl" Hagakure can usually be "seen" as either a floating school uniform, or in her superhero outfit--a outfit, which is just a pair of shoes and gloves, which themselves gloves. To be truly effective with her powers, these come off when she needs to get completely stealthy. She [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl usually doesn't mind this]], having to go naked]], but [[OurNudityIsDifferent feels embarrassed if people watch her undress]]. Also, on one occasion occasion, a character [[AccidentalPervert accidentally bumps into her]] when she's naked as she freaks out as if he did it on purpose. Later chapters of the story hint that Toru has some sort of [[LightEmUp light-manipulation ability]], with one side effect of that being constant invisibility.
23rd Apr '18 6:28:26 PM bwburke94
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* Taylor in the ''Worm'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10964294/1/First-Witch First Witch]]'' can shift into parallel dimension, becoming invisible for everyone in the "normal" one, but can't take anything with her, forcing her to move around naked. [[PrehensileHair Another power]] allows her to act as a cape.

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* Taylor in the ''Worm'' ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10964294/1/First-Witch First Witch]]'' can shift into parallel dimension, becoming invisible for everyone in the "normal" one, but can't take anything with her, forcing her to move around naked. [[PrehensileHair Another power]] allows her to act as a cape.
26th Mar '18 12:42:30 PM Axonn
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* In ''ComicBook/LePetitSpirou'', Spirou and Vertignasse offer Suzette to try the invisibility machine for some candies. But they can still see her because her clothes are visible, so she begins stripping. Then she has an EurekaMoment when Spirou is definitely too excited for seeing flying panties.
18th Mar '18 6:21:42 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The plot of [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12737056/1/Beware-Of-What-You-Can-t-See this]] ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' fanfic revolves around Dib discovering a spell that turns the user invisible, but excludes their clothing. He's GenreSavvy about the potential downfalls of this to not use it, but Gaz is more willing to take the risk. As thus, HilarityEnsues.

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* The plot of [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12737056/1/Beware-Of-What-You-Can-t-See this]] ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' fanfic revolves around Dib discovering a spell that turns the user invisible, but excludes their clothing. He's GenreSavvy too aware about the potential downfalls of this to not use it, but Gaz is more willing to take the risk. As thus, HilarityEnsues.
6th Mar '18 4:41:33 PM JamesAustin
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* In Natalie Whipple's ''Literature/{{Transparent}}'', the heroine, Fiona [=McClean=], was born invisible, and dropped on her head the moment she was born because the doctor couldn't see her. Her bodily fluids are invisible, and is capable of making other things invisible, so food turns invisible as she chews it, and makeup and sunscreen only stay on her skin for a short time before getting absorbed by her skin/sweat. Her clothing is not invisible, so she takes off her clothes if she needs to hide.

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* In Natalie Whipple's ''Literature/{{Transparent}}'', ''Transparent'', the heroine, Fiona [=McClean=], was born invisible, and dropped on her head the moment she was born because the doctor couldn't see her. Her bodily fluids are invisible, and is capable of making other things invisible, so food turns invisible as she chews it, and makeup and sunscreen only stay on her skin for a short time before getting absorbed by her skin/sweat. Her clothing is not invisible, so she takes off her clothes if she needs to hide.
8th Feb '18 7:15:37 PM kbissett
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* Mostly averted in ''Film/MemoirsOfAnInvisibleMan'': Chevy Chase's [[MagicPants outfit was hit by the same invisibility beam]]. Understandably, he occasionally has trouble ''finding'' his invisible clothes.

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* Mostly averted in ''Film/MemoirsOfAnInvisibleMan'': Chevy Chase's [[MagicPants outfit was hit by the same invisibility beam]]. Understandably, he occasionally has trouble ''finding'' his invisible clothes.clothes, and any outfit other than the one he was wearing when he became invisible remains visible after he puts it on.
3rd Feb '18 11:15:51 PM JoeMerl
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* PlayedWith in one of R.L. Stine's ''Literature/GhostsOfFearStreet'' books (''Go to Your Tomb—Right Now!'') A pair of friends get 12 hours of invisibility from a girl who knows magic; it causes whatever clothes they put on to turn invisible with them, then suddenly turn visible when they undress. Unfortunately, the luck of this is DoubleSubverted when the two decide to take advantage of a closed community pool by going swimming in their underwear. When two of the people who run the pool show up, the friends can't find a way to escape unnoticed--and of course, ''that's'' when their 12 hours expire.

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* PlayedWith DoubleSubverted in one of R.L. Stine's ''Literature/GhostsOfFearStreet'' books (''Go to Your Tomb—Right Now!'') A pair of Magic allows two friends get 12 hours of invisibility from a girl who knows magic; to turn invisible for twelve hours; it causes whatever clothes they put on to turn invisible with them, then suddenly turn visible when they undress. Unfortunately, the luck of this is DoubleSubverted when the two decide to take advantage of a closed community pool by going swimming in their underwear. When two of the people who run the pool show up, the friends can't find a way to escape unnoticed--and of course, ''that's'' when their 12 hours expire.
3rd Feb '18 9:26:55 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', Toru Hagakure's body, and only her body, is completely invisible at all times. Making proper use of her power as a superhero requires her to be an Invisible Streaker. Her superhero costume is just a pair of gloves and boots, which themselves come off as needed. The climate weakness is displayed in an early class where she's squared off against AnIcePerson, who freezes the entire room. We see her bare footprint in the slush.

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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Toru Hagakure's body, and only "Invisible Girl" Hagakure can usually be "seen" as either a floating school uniform, or in her body, is completely invisible at all times. Making proper use of her power as a superhero requires her to be an Invisible Streaker. Her superhero costume is just a outfit--a pair of gloves shoes and boots, gloves, which themselves come off as needed. The climate weakness is displayed in an early class where when she needs to get completely stealthy. She [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl usually doesn't mind this]], but [[OurNudityIsDifferent feels embarrassed if people watch her undress]]. Also, on one occasion a character [[AccidentalPervert accidentally bumps into her]] when she's squared off against AnIcePerson, who freezes the entire room. We see her bare footprint in the slush.naked as she freaks out as if he did it on purpose.
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