History Main / RemovableShell

18th Sep '16 11:44:49 PM Getta
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Alternately, the shell may be large enough to not only accommodate the resident turtle, but also allow somebody else to hide inside it at the same time. In some cases, the Removable Shell may also be portrayed as having a ''furnished apartment'' (and often BiggerOnTheInside). Another variant will be for the turtle to withdraw all of its limbs (and its head) to make them pop out so that it does a 180 degree turn without moving from the spot.

A variant can apply to other shelled animals like snails, although snails with removable shells are less common.

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Alternately, the shell may be large enough to not only accommodate the resident turtle, but also allow somebody else to hide inside it at the same time. In some cases, the Removable Shell may also be portrayed as having a ''furnished apartment'' (and often BiggerOnTheInside). Another variant will be for the turtle to withdraw all of its limbs (and its head) to make them pop out so that it does a 180 degree turn without moving from the spot.

spot. Slow animals with removed shells may [[ShedArmorGainSpeed become much faster]].

A variant can apply to other shelled animals like snails, although snails with removable shells are less common.
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29th Aug '16 2:06:09 PM larry4163
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* WesternAnimation/{{Franklin}} and all of his family members have shells that are removable. Played with in a fire safety story in which Mr. Turtle found that he could not evacuate his house by the window unless he first removed his shell.

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* WesternAnimation/{{Franklin}} and all of his family members have shells that are removable. Played with in a fire safety story in which Mr. Turtle found that he could not evacuate his house by the window unless he first removed his shell.[[note]] Interestingly enough, in the very first Litrature/{{Franklin}} book of the book series that the cartoon was based on, 'Franklin in The Dark', the story centres around Franklin overcoming his fear of entering his turtle shell because of his fear of small, dark places.[[/note]]
14th Aug '16 4:25:59 PM Sharlee
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* Sadly, this trope is responsible for an awful lot of badly-injured turtles turning up at vet clinics and wildlife rehab centers, after ignorant people's attempts to "take off" their shells to see what they look like without them. Answer: They're ''dead'' without them.[[/folder]]

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* Sadly, this trope is responsible for an awful lot of badly-injured turtles turning up at vet clinics and wildlife rehab centers, after ignorant people's attempts to "take off" their shells to see what they look like without them. Answer: They're They look ''dead'' without them.[[/folder]]
31st Jul '16 1:35:51 PM nombretomado
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* The Terrific Whatzit, a DCComics GoldenAge FunnyAnimal superhero, is a turtle who possessed a costume similar to that of the Golden Age [[TheFlash Flash]], and powers similar to those of Golden Age speedster Johnny Quick. When in costume, he removed his shell (his superhero name stemmed from the difficulty of telling what species he was without the shell).

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* The Terrific Whatzit, a DCComics Creator/DCComics GoldenAge FunnyAnimal superhero, is a turtle who possessed a costume similar to that of the Golden Age [[TheFlash Flash]], and powers similar to those of Golden Age speedster Johnny Quick. When in costume, he removed his shell (his superhero name stemmed from the difficulty of telling what species he was without the shell).
5th Jul '16 4:50:57 PM nombretomado
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* In ''AmericanMcGeesAlice'', Mock Turtle's shell gets stolen by the Duchess, and Alice gets to become a honorary reptile by helping recover it.

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* In ''AmericanMcGeesAlice'', ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice'', Mock Turtle's shell gets stolen by the Duchess, and Alice gets to become a honorary reptile by helping recover it.
5th Mar '16 5:56:24 PM Kartoonkid95
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* Sheldon the turtle in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''

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* Sheldon the turtle in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Stewie says that his skinny body looks like "a nude Creator/LarryDavid".
24th Nov '15 2:33:55 AM pittsburghmuggle
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In RealLife, a turtle's shell is fused to its spine (It is, after all, a modified ''rib cage''). [[BodyHorror Removing a shell in Real Life]], if possible at all, will kill the turtle in seconds. But in fiction, it is often treated as a removable article of clothing. Expect the turtle, when out of the shell, to be wearing little more than GoofyPrintUnderwear.

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In RealLife, a turtle's shell is fused to its spine (It is, after all, a modified ''rib cage''). [[BodyHorror Removing a shell in Real Life]], if possible at all, will kill the turtle in seconds.seconds if the turtle is lucky. But in fiction, it is often treated as a removable article of clothing. Expect the turtle, when out of the shell, to be wearing little more than GoofyPrintUnderwear.
20th Nov '15 11:07:02 AM DaibhidC
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[[folder: Puppet Shows]]
* One episode of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' features a turtle who doesn't leave his shell, but is able to stick his head out a hatch at the top like a tank, while a gun emerges from the head hole.
* Averted in ''The Animal Show with Stinky and Jake'', as befits an EdutainmentShow, with a turtle who sings a song called "My Shell is a Part of Me".
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5th Oct '15 1:08:02 PM TherizinosaurusGlitter
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** Shellcreepers in ''VideoGame/MarioBros'' and Koopas in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' and later games.

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** * Shellcreepers in ''VideoGame/MarioBros'' and Koopas in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' and later games.
2nd Oct '15 5:38:19 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PaniPoniDash'', the cast travels inside [[CloudCuckoolander Himeko]]'s dreams, wherein the Archangel Michael has a turtle companion who keeps losing her shell.

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* In ''PaniPoniDash'', ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'', the cast travels inside [[CloudCuckoolander Himeko]]'s dreams, wherein the Archangel Michael has a turtle companion who keeps losing her shell.
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