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7th Sep '17 12:23:17 PM CosmicFerret
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* The Terrific Whatzit, a 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).

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* The Terrific Whatzit, a Creator/DCComics GoldenAge FunnyAnimal superhero, is a turtle who possessed a costume similar to that of the Golden Age [[TheFlash [[ComicBook/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 Sep '17 7:37:23 AM wingedcatgirl
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* The obscure Japanese series ''Anime/OraaGuzuraDado'' had one turtle character, for whom this trope was a running gag. (The series is animated, but doesn't look like anime at all.)

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* The obscure Japanese series ''Anime/OraaGuzuraDado'' had one turtle character, for whom this trope was a running gag. (The series is animated, but doesn't look like anime at all.)
30th Jun '17 12:57:23 AM CaptainTedium
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* Shelby Turtle from ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse''.

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* Shelby Turtle from ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse''.''Mickey [=MouseWorks=]'' and ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' (which recycled many shorts from the former) was depicted as having a removable shell and wearing a diaper underneath.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'', one of the misfortunes that Lu's pet turtle Lancelot frequently suffered was losing his shell.
20th Apr '17 9:57:46 PM runeprana
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* In ''VideoGame/ShowByRock'', Turtle BIG ([[ADogNamedDog a turtle]]) and Takeppa (a kappa) have shells that are represented as backpacks worn ''outside their clothing'', implying they can put them on and take them off at their leisure like any other fashion accessory.
1st Apr '17 10:01:56 AM nombretomado
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* Verne in ''Film/OverTheHedge'' often loses his shell. After this happens several times, R.J. asks Verne, "What is the point of this thing again?"

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* Verne in ''Film/OverTheHedge'' ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'' often loses his shell. After this happens several times, R.J. asks Verne, "What is the point of this thing again?"
25th Mar '17 4:03:46 AM Getta
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* ''VideoGame/MegaManX2'' has Crystal Snail. If you hit him with the Magnet Mine, his shell flies off, causing him to lose his only method of defence and causing him to focus on trying to reclaim it over attacking you...which you can prolong indefinitely by knocking the shell around. Justified because he's a robot.

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* ''VideoGame/MegaManX2'' ''VideoGame/MegaManX''
** Armored Armadillo of the first game can has his armadillo shell be broken with Electric Spark, making him more vulnerable to attacks.
** The second game
has Crystal Snail. If you hit him with the Magnet Mine, his shell flies off, causing him to lose his only method of defence and causing him to focus on trying to reclaim it over attacking you...which you can prolong indefinitely by knocking the shell around. Justified because he's a robot.robot.
** The sixth game's Shield Sheldon is a clam robot who freely throws his clam shells around like Captain America with his shield.
** The eighth game's Earthrock Trilobyte will have his shell broken with any weapon acquired from Gravity Antonion.
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.
snails.
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).
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