History Main / RemovableShell

8th Mar '18 8:35:25 PM nombretomado
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** The Oshawott family (based on sea otters and other aquatic mammals) also have removable shells, called ''[[{{Tropemanteau}} Scalchops]]'' (for Oshawott and Dewott) and ''[[PunnyName Seamitars]]'' (for Samurott). However, unlike most of the examples listed here, the shells are too small to hide inside and are instead used solely to be removed as weapons.

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** The Oshawott family (based on sea otters and other aquatic mammals) also have removable shells, called ''[[{{Tropemanteau}} ''[[{{JustForFun/Tropemanteau}} Scalchops]]'' (for Oshawott and Dewott) and ''[[PunnyName Seamitars]]'' (for Samurott). However, unlike most of the examples listed here, the shells are too small to hide inside and are instead used solely to be removed as weapons.
29th Jan '18 3:46:14 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* [[HeavilyArmoredMook Turtles]] in ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' for NES ''sneeze'' their shells at Darkwing, at which point they are vulnerable (but, interestingly, still really tough, requiring 6 pellets to go down). The shell then comes back like a boomerang, so watch your back while attacking them.

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* [[HeavilyArmoredMook Turtles]] in ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' ''[[VideoGame/DarkwingDuckCapcom Darkwing Duck]]'' for NES ''sneeze'' their shells at Darkwing, at which point they are vulnerable (but, interestingly, still really tough, requiring 6 pellets to go down). The shell then comes back like a boomerang, so watch your back while attacking them.
11th Dec '17 5:52:26 AM Cryoclaste
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* Rare gastropod example: According to its Pokedex entry, the {{Pokemon}} Shelmet is a snail-like Pokemon whose helmet-like shell is often removed from its body by an beetle-like Pokemon called Karrablast so it can evolve into Escavalier (which resembles an armored insect who has spears for arms and said armor being made from said shell). Fortunately, Shelmet evolves into Accelgor, a ''{{Ninja}}'' snail.

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* Rare gastropod example: According to its Pokedex entry, the {{Pokemon}} Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Shelmet is a snail-like Pokemon whose helmet-like shell is often removed from its body by an beetle-like Pokemon called Karrablast so it can evolve into Escavalier (which resembles an armored insect who has spears for arms and said armor being made from said shell). Fortunately, Shelmet evolves into Accelgor, a ''{{Ninja}}'' snail.
29th Nov '17 9:54:06 PM Medinoc
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* All Terrekin in ''Webcomic/CosmicDash'' have a shell that attaches to their back, [[http://www.cosmicdash.com/comic/episode-3-pg-3/ through a hole in their clothes]].

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* All Terrekin in ''Webcomic/CosmicDash'' have a shell that attaches to their back, [[http://www.cosmicdash.com/comic/episode-3-pg-3/ through a hole in their clothes]]. WordOfGod mentions genetic engineering.
3rd Oct '17 3:03:16 PM WillKeaton
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** Taken to extremes in the ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' hack ''SMW YEAHHH', with the Blue Elite Koopas. They actually take off and fire their shells at Mario like missiles, even while flying. See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joZ-1Vm9kkQ here]]

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** Taken to extremes in the ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' hack ''SMW YEAHHH', with the Blue Elite Koopas. They actually take off and fire their shells at Mario like missiles, even while flying. See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joZ-1Vm9kkQ here]]See here.]]
24th Sep '17 11:01:33 AM JMQwilleran
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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]]

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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]][[/note]] In the ''Franklin and Friends'' AllCGICartoon spin-off, however, Franklin and his family's shells are integral parts of their bodies that they can't remove.


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* On ''[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh My Friends Tigger & Pooh]]'', Turtle has this and when he and Rabbit re-create the historic race between their grandparents, ala ''Literature/TheTortoiseAndTheHare'', he removes it and gains a great boost in speed, becoming about the same speed as Rabbit. In the end, after they both end up calling the Super Sleuths to help the other, they end the race in a tie... just as their grandparents did.
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.
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