History Main / ShamefulStrip

17th Feb '18 10:55:40 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In Literature/TheBible, there is a FidelityTest involving the woman accused of cheating on her husband [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordeal_of_the_bitter_water drinking cursed water]]. (The idea being that the water will not affect her if she's been faithful, but it will have some unpleasant effect on her...and possibly her lover(s) if she hasn't.) [[labelnote:*]]Some say she'd die, or develop some horrible disfiguring disease, or miscarry an illegitimate child, or become sterile, or that her reproductive organs would prolapse, or she'd develop an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obstetric_fistula obstetric fistula]] or some combination thereof... but no-one is sure ''exactly'' what would happen to her.[[/labelnote]] When her husband brings her to the priests, her head covering is removed... and according to some interpretations, some or all of her clothes are too, as a symbol of shame.
* In the apocryphal [[Literature/SecondMaccabees book of 2nd Maccabees]], chapter 4, the king was so enraged at the news of Andronicus' murder of Onias the high priest that he not only [[InsigniaRipoffRitual stripped Andronicus of his royal robe]], he also stripped the man of all his clothes and forced him to go through the entire town naked before he was killed.

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* In Literature/TheBible, there ''Literature/TheBible'':
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is a FidelityTest involving the woman accused of cheating on her husband [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordeal_of_the_bitter_water drinking cursed water]]. (The idea being that the water will not affect her if she's been faithful, but it will have some unpleasant effect on her...and possibly her lover(s) if she hasn't.) [[labelnote:*]]Some say she'd die, or develop some horrible disfiguring disease, or miscarry an illegitimate child, or become sterile, or that her reproductive organs would prolapse, or she'd develop an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obstetric_fistula obstetric fistula]] or some combination thereof... but no-one is sure ''exactly'' what would happen to her.[[/labelnote]] When her husband brings her to the priests, her head covering is removed... and according to some interpretations, some or all of her clothes are too, as a symbol of shame.
* ** Jesus in the Gospels is stripped of all His clothing before He is put on the cross (though in most depictions He is given a waistcloth to cover His male parts), which is then gambled off by the guards in fulfillment of Psalm 22:18: "They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots."
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In the apocryphal [[Literature/SecondMaccabees book of 2nd Maccabees]], chapter 4, the king was so enraged at the news of Andronicus' murder of Onias the high priest that he not only [[InsigniaRipoffRitual stripped Andronicus of his royal robe]], he also stripped the man of all his clothes and forced him to go through the entire town naked before he was killed.
13th Feb '18 10:31:10 AM TrustBen
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* ''Film/TheFalconAndTheSnowman'': Andrew Daulton Lee is interrogated by the police lieutenant in his office while wearing only briefs, which are all he's wearing when Foreign Service diplomats come by to discuss his case.
15th Jan '18 11:48:49 PM JackG
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* ''Wild Justice'' by Creator/WilburSmith. The hijackers have the man sent to negotiate with them walk naked across to the airliner, ostensibly to ensure he won't carry a weapon, but actually as psychological warfare.
21st Dec '17 6:36:28 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Done to Kahlan by Emperor Jagang in the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series while she was his captive. Like with most other things he did, Jagang got a two-fold benefit. Not only did he get to see her naked (a substantial prize in itself), but the purpose was to march her around his army's camp that way. At that point, a spell had made her an UnPerson who was forgotten before her presence was noticed by 99.99% of humanity. By marching her around the camp, Jagang found the .01% who noticed the naked, beautiful, and unclaimed woman in their midst and rounded them up to be Kahlan's personal guards, the only ones who would actually ''notice'' if she tried to escape. During the event itself, though, Kahlan wisely tried to downplay the "Shameful" aspect as much as possible. Jagang's intention was to humiliate her as much as anything, so rather than muck about and stall by moving slowly, folding her clothes, etc. and giving him the satisfaction of her discomfort, she simply shucked everything off like pulling a band-aid and played it off as no big deal. It would be much more remarkable and GenreSavvy if she hadn't led an army while stark-naked and painted white. Both times there were a number of clever reasons for her to do it, but it was essentially contrived {{Fanservice}}.

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* Done to Kahlan by Emperor Jagang in the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series while she was his captive. Like with most other things he did, Jagang got a two-fold benefit. Not only did he get to see her naked (a substantial prize in itself), but the purpose was to march her around his army's camp that way. At that point, a spell had made her an UnPerson who was forgotten before her presence was noticed by 99.99% of humanity. By marching her around the camp, Jagang found the .01% who noticed the naked, beautiful, and unclaimed woman in their midst and rounded them up to be Kahlan's personal guards, the only ones who would actually ''notice'' if she tried to escape. During the event itself, though, Kahlan wisely tried to downplay the "Shameful" aspect as much as possible. Jagang's intention was to humiliate her as much as anything, so rather than muck about and stall by moving slowly, folding her clothes, etc. and giving him the satisfaction of her discomfort, she simply shucked everything off like pulling a band-aid and played it off as no big deal. It would be much more remarkable and GenreSavvy if she hadn't led an army while stark-naked and painted white. Both times there were a number of clever reasons for her to do it, but it was essentially contrived {{Fanservice}}.
20th Dec '17 7:22:19 PM StarSword
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* Threatened in ''Fanfic/TheBurningOfBerunsWorld'' when Kanril Eleya is trying via GunboatDiplomacy to arrange a peace conference between the effective leaders of two factions of a failed state. (Previous to this, a Starfleet ship and a Klingon ship had both been bombed by one of the factions.)
-->'''Eleya:''' Mister Smith, please signal your location to me so I can beam you aboard.\\
'''Alexander Smith:''' Can't you see me?\\
'''Eleya:''' We're interested in beaming ''you'' up, not a bomb. You've got about ten seconds to comply before I send an airborne platoon to pick you up. At which point I may or may not order them to strip-search you.



* In the film ''Detroit'' [[BasedOnATrueStory based on]] [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_Detroit_riot the 1967 Detroit riot]], a group of young people are essentially held hostage by the cops until they admit who was taking pot shots at the police. When they drag one of the young women off to interrogate her, they proceed to call her a whore (particularly disgusted because she and her friend are two white girls hanging out with black guys) and tear her clothes off until she's completely naked, then laugh at her humiliation.

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* In the film ''Detroit'' ''Film/{{Detroit}}'' [[BasedOnATrueStory based on]] [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_Detroit_riot the 1967 Detroit riot]], a group of young people are essentially held hostage by the cops until they admit who was taking pot shots at the police. When they drag one of the young women off to interrogate her, they proceed to call her a whore (particularly disgusted because she and her friend are two white girls hanging out with black guys) and tear her clothes off until she's completely naked, then laugh at her humiliation.humiliation.
* The Belgian film ''Film/{{Stormforce}}'' has it played two ways within about five minutes in the prologue, where a group of special forces operators are performing an anti-terrorism exercise during a government party. Alex (the female lead) spots one all-male team and gets them caught, and tells the guys holding them to strip-search them [[EatingTheEyeCandy so she can watch "some cute butts"]]. About a minute later, Rick (the male lead) gets the drop on Alex and strips her to her underwear before leaving her tied to a tree; she's clearly scared out of her wits.
16th Dec '17 4:34:37 AM JackG
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* In the mini-series ''Series/Holocaust'', those about to be shot or gassed are stripped naked. A MinionWithAnFInEagle objects, saying the women should at least be allowed to die with dignity instead of having SS guards leering at them. The suggestion is ignored, of course.
4th Dec '17 5:38:30 PM sablesword
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* Very common on {{Literature/Gor}} whenever a woman is MadeASlave. Variations include cutting off the woman's clothing with a sword or knife, or making the woman strip herself and then drop her clothing into a fire. Often bounces between this trope and GoGoEnslavement when the woman is eventually allowed skimpy slave clothing and then still later required to strip nude again.

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* Very common on {{Literature/Gor}} whenever a woman is MadeASlave. Variations include cutting off the woman's clothing with a sword or knife, or making the woman strip herself and then drop her clothing into a fire. Often bounces between this trope and GoGoEnslavement when the woman is eventually allowed skimpy slave clothing and then still later required to strip and go nude again.
4th Dec '17 5:28:58 PM sablesword
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* Very common on {{Literature/Gor}} whenever a woman is MadeASlave. Variations include cutting off the woman's clothing with a sword or knife, or making the woman strip herself and then drop her clothing into a fire. Often bounces between this trope and GoGoEnslavement when the woman is eventually allowed skimpy slave clothing and then still later required to strip nude again.
28th Nov '17 7:27:13 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'' ''Peach Beach Splash'', after beating a named girl you can approach her and engage Squirmy Mode, which will cause your character to pull out a special squirt gun shaped like a rubber ducky and spray water on her. Focusing water on her bikini top or bottom long enough can cause it to fall off for a little extra humiliation.
25th Nov '17 4:15:14 PM ReturnedYetAgain
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* An unusual comic version in ''Series/GimmeABreak'' occurs when Samantha annoys her sisters a little *too* much, reminding them gleefully of the insults they hurled at each other while [[TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry fighting over a boy.]] In response, they drag Sam behind the couch and rip off her clothes so they can [[NakedPeopleTrappedOutside throw her out in the street naked.]] Her dad and Nell calmly drink coffee in the next room while this is going on, [[AssholeVictim pointedly ignoring the chaos.]]
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