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22nd Apr '18 12:02:40 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* Dawn wears a black leotard under her minidress in ''Anime/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''.
12th Mar '18 1:18:43 PM yozziE
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A character fights in a skintight leotard, wears a leotard or, more generally, a swimsuit-esque one piece. Pretty common as a SuperHero trope, especially during its [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] where the costume originated as acrobats' garb and since then it isn't ''always'' used for FanService.

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A character fights in a skintight leotard, wears a leotard or, more generally, a swimsuit-esque one piece. Pretty common as a SuperHero trope, especially during its [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Age]], where the costume originated as acrobats' garb and since then it isn't ''always'' used for FanService.



*** Also Nightstar, her daughter from an [[Main/ForWantOfANail alternate universe]].
** Terra of ComicBook/TeenTitans, alongside her Post-Crisis counterpart, Atlee. In the ''ComicBook/New52'' she wears a black jumpsuit.



** Storm, historically, though she's stopped doing so in the last few years.
** Rogue during TheEighties (though she usually wears it over another layer of tights).
** ComicBook/{{Psylocke}}, for almost '''seventeen years.''' To the point that ''any'' change to [[MsFanservice her costume]] is met by a cry of "TheyChangedItNowItSucks!" On the other hand, the "[[ThongOfShielding Thongkini]]" is also something divisive among fans, with some decrying it as blatant fanservice and much preferring her in the SpyCatsuit-style uniform she picked up later in the 2000s. She now seems to have settled on the SpyCatsuit.

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** Storm, historically, though she's stopped doing so in the last few years.
ComicBook/{{Storm}}, (the pictured example)
** Rogue ComicBook/{{Rogue}} during TheEighties (though she usually wears it over another layer of tights).
*** She also wore the old Ms. Marvel costume for a very short time during the ''Acts of Vengeance'' arc, when she absorbed her powers.
** ComicBook/{{Psylocke}}, for almost '''seventeen years.''' To the point that ''any'' change to [[MsFanservice her costume]] is met by a cry of "TheyChangedItNowItSucks!" On the other hand, the "[[ThongOfShielding Thongkini]]" is also something divisive among fans, with some decrying it as blatant fanservice and much preferring her in the SpyCatsuit-style uniform she picked up later in during the late 2000s. She now seems to have settled on to the SpyCatsuit.



** Polaris (her classic outfit, usually worn over tights, as well)

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** Polaris ComicBook/AdamWarlock, historically.
** Destiny of Characters/XMenBrotherhoodOfMutants
** [[ComicBook/PolarisMarvelComics Polaris]]
(her classic outfit, usually worn over tights, as well)




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* ''ComicStrip/InkPen'' has Ms. Amazement, a Wonder Woman spoof.
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* "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" by Beyonce. 'Nuff said.

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* "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" by Beyonce.Music/{{Beyonce}}. 'Nuff said.


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* In Creator/{{Stern}}: ''[[Pinball/XMenStern X-Men]]'', we have ComicBook/{{Storm}} the pictured example.
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* Finn's father, Martin Mertens from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' wears a red one with matching colored boots.
6th Mar '18 1:56:05 PM acroyear
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* Literature/InterviewingLeather: Dynamo Girl wore one of these [[spoiler: before becoming the supervillain Leather]].
** Leather wears these sometimes (made of leather, of course), particularly in non-combat (sometimes [[CoitusEnsues very non combat]]) situations.
** In ''Interviewing Trey,'' both Beguile and Lady Violet wear these as well.
10th Feb '18 2:09:57 AM yozziE
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Similar to UnderwearOfPower, some females who wear this may suffer a GroinAttack at least once either for comedy, {{Fanservice}}, or simply for her enemy to really humiliate her. Especially for a [[{{Superhero}} Superheroine]] it's not uncommon because, surprisingly, some of them may be weak in that spot.

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Similar to UnderwearOfPower, some females who wear this may suffer a GroinAttack at least once either for comedy, {{Fanservice}}, fan service, or simply for her enemy to really humiliate her. Especially for a [[{{Superhero}} Superheroine]] it's not uncommon because, surprisingly, some of them may be weak in that spot.
9th Feb '18 5:51:43 PM yozziE
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Generally a SuperHero trope, but used in other settings as well, where a character fights in a skintight leotard, or, more generally, a swimsuit-esque one piece. Now this isn't ''always'' fanservice, since the leotard, like the classic tights+"underwear on the outside", originates as acrobats' garb.

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Generally a SuperHero trope, but used in other settings as well, where a A character fights in a skintight leotard, wears a leotard or, more generally, a swimsuit-esque one piece. Now this Pretty common as a SuperHero trope, especially during its [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] where the costume originated as acrobats' garb and since then it isn't ''always'' fanservice, since the leotard, like the classic tights+"underwear on the outside", originates as acrobats' garb.
used for FanService.
3rd Feb '18 3:46:12 PM nombretomado
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*** Wonder Woman's ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' outfit was set to be another aversion, until her creative team opted for something closer to her traditional look. Certain covers and promotional images were even released with "pants" and "no pants" versions.

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*** Wonder Woman's ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' ''ComicBook/New52'' outfit was set to be another aversion, until her creative team opted for something closer to her traditional look. Certain covers and promotional images were even released with "pants" and "no pants" versions.



** ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'s outfit was always leotard-ish, but she typically covered her hips with a skirt of at least mid-thigh length until the ComicBook/{{New 52}} reboot, which made it a straight up leotard with thigh high boots. In the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' arc, her Red Lantern outfit lacks a skirt.

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** ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'s outfit was always leotard-ish, but she typically covered her hips with a skirt of at least mid-thigh length until the ComicBook/{{New 52}} ComicBook/New52 reboot, which made it a straight up leotard with thigh high boots. In the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' arc, her Red Lantern outfit lacks a skirt.



* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': Asuka's uniform as ''Comicbook/PowerGirl'' (little change from the 'canon' design is Asuka having a V-shaped cut which shows her cleavage instead of the classic "[[CleavageWindow boob window]]"). As ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' she uses the Pre-New52 "cheerleader" outfit, with plenty of BareYourMidriff. Needless to say, both can be pretty {{Stripperiffic}} at times (and this is pointed out in the fic and the {{omake}}).

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* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': Asuka's uniform as ''Comicbook/PowerGirl'' (little change from the 'canon' design is Asuka having a V-shaped cut which shows her cleavage instead of the classic "[[CleavageWindow boob window]]"). As ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' she uses the Pre-New52 Pre-ComicBook/New52 "cheerleader" outfit, with plenty of BareYourMidriff. Needless to say, both can be pretty {{Stripperiffic}} at times (and this is pointed out in the fic and the {{omake}}).
16th Jan '18 5:01:34 PM yozziE
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* Creator/MarvelComics does this often, but not as often as DC (they generally seem to prefer spandex bodysuits instead and are shifting away from this trope):

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* Creator/MarvelComics [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]] does this often, but as well, though not as often much as DC (they generally seem to prefer spandex bodysuits instead and are shifting away from this trope):



** Rogue (though she usually wears it over another layer of tights).

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** Rogue during TheEighties (though she usually wears it over another layer of tights).
14th Jan '18 11:01:02 AM nombretomado
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** A [[Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability Notable]] modern example would be KurtAngle.

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** A [[Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability Notable]] modern example would be KurtAngle.Wrestling/KurtAngle.
6th Jan '18 9:53:25 PM nombretomado
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** The legendary Memphis wrestler [[JerryLawler Jerry "The King" Lawler]] (now known as the priapistic screaming nut on RAW) mixed this with a MyNameIsInigoMontoya routine in which he would pull the shoulder strap down before destroying a particularly annoying opponent.

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** The legendary Memphis wrestler [[JerryLawler [[Wrestling/JerryLawler Jerry "The King" Lawler]] (now known as the priapistic screaming nut on RAW) mixed this with a MyNameIsInigoMontoya routine in which he would pull the shoulder strap down before destroying a particularly annoying opponent.
25th Dec '17 7:08:14 PM Carls493
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* Creator/FoxEye is fond of this from time to time:
** ''VideoGame/{{Holdover}}'' has a [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] example in the blue one-piece swimsuit Marie can find early on in the game. She starts off wearing a white one, but due to having a very fragile LifeMeter, she's practically a OneHitPointWonder to the game's multitudes of SpikesOfDoom and FrickinLaserBeams. However, the blue swimsuit lets her survive against those longer, but ''only'' enough to protect the top or bottom half of her body before that half of the swimsuit [[ClothingDamage tears away]] from the hazard just as fast as they can kill Marie. On top of all of that, this upgraded swimsuit is considered an "armor" by the scientists that designed it, something [[LampshadeHanging Marie herself questions the validity of.]]
** ''VideoGame/NatikaAndSandysSinkingAndRescuingOperations'' plays this trope more straight compared to ''Holdover''. The player can unlock a "Power Swimsuit" skill which then appears as a RandomDrop from killing fish enemies. Wearing this makes Natika invincible, draws the enemy's attention towards her instead of [[DamselInDistress Sandy]], and extends the length of her [[BladeOnAStick harpoon]]. All of this lasts for 10 seconds.
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