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25th Feb '17 7:34:02 PM Nohbody
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* ShirtlessScene/RealLife
19th Feb '17 9:10:12 PM AnotherDuck
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* 2007 World Men's Champion in figure skating Brian Joubert has a tendency to wander around shirtless backstage at competitions, and ESPN has a tendency to include a clip of it in their broadcasts of every competition he's in. These days they even lampshade this piece of fanservice turned RunningGag, with comments such as "And there's your obligatory shot of Brian Joubert shirtless," or montages like [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=ya5OBozyXh0 this one]]. He may claim that he takes the top of his costume off just because he likes to, not because he wants to show it to everyone, but when you consider he's deliberately posed shirtless for magazine photos and the state of even further ''déshabillé'' he's appeared in on TV in his native France, one must wonder...
* Boxing of every sort.
* Wrestling of every variety. At least they wear more clothes now than they [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nudity_in_Sports used to!]] Of course, women weren't involved in that kind of thing. That would just be obscene!
* The Ultimate Fighting Championship has violence for the straight guys and beefcake for everyone else. Just like the good old days of Ancient Greece and The Roman Empire! They don't sell Ultimate Fighter sweat as an aphrodisiac, though...yet.
* UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball sometimes has the customary [[SexyShirtSwitch jersey switch]] after the game, as well as celebrating goals by pulling one shirt over the head from the front (though the rules forbid that in big games). And of course, at the end of the game, players are sweaty and tired, so the shirt comes off pretty easy. Which infamously leaked over into the ''women's'' game in 1999, on the biggest stage. Yes, straight males can occasionally get something out of this trope.
* The beach and water versions of most sports, such as volleyball, wrestling, polo, and the like.
* Swimming.
* The practice of Shirts vs. Skins is still around, though not quite as common as in the past. Shirts vs. Skins is a method of distinguishing between two teams in a game. One team takes off their shirts, and is therefore called the skins, while the other team keeps their shirts on.
* In 2003 England's rugby team introduced new skin-tight strips - but early on when the design hadn't been perfected yet, every match saw at least one sweaty muscle-bound rugby man with his shirt hanging off him in true Shatnerian fashion. It was fantastic.
* The all male ''Davinci Body Series'' workout videos have each of the participants including the instructor performing in the nude.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AtCjaYbU-g Men's tennis.]]
* Fairly common in the Running community, due to chafing. Among trail runners, it's also to avoid getting entangled with tree branches.

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* 2007 World Men's Champion in figure skating Brian Joubert has a tendency to wander around shirtless backstage at competitions, and ESPN has a tendency to include a clip of it in their broadcasts of every competition he's in. These days they even lampshade this piece of fanservice turned RunningGag, with comments such as "And there's your obligatory shot of Brian Joubert shirtless," or montages like [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=ya5OBozyXh0 this one]]. montages. He may claim that he takes the top of his costume off just because he likes to, not because he wants to show it to everyone, but when you consider he's deliberately posed shirtless for magazine photos and the state of even further ''déshabillé'' he's appeared in on TV in his native France, one must wonder...
* Boxing of every sort.
* Wrestling of every variety. At least they wear more clothes now than they [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nudity_in_Sports used to!]] Of course, women weren't involved in that kind of thing. That would just be obscene!
* The Ultimate Fighting Championship has violence for the straight guys and beefcake for everyone else. Just like the good old days of Ancient Greece and The Roman Empire! They don't sell Ultimate Fighter sweat as an aphrodisiac, though...yet.
* UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball sometimes has the customary [[SexyShirtSwitch jersey switch]] after the game, as well as celebrating goals by pulling one shirt over the head from the front (though the rules forbid that in big games). And of course, at the end of the game, players are sweaty and tired, so the shirt comes off pretty easy. Which infamously leaked over into the ''women's'' game in 1999, on the biggest stage. Yes, straight males can occasionally get something out of this trope.
* The beach and water versions of most sports, such as volleyball, wrestling, polo, and the like.
* Swimming.
* The practice of Shirts vs. Skins is still around, though not quite as common as in the past. Shirts vs. Skins is a method of distinguishing between two teams in a game. One team takes off their shirts, and is therefore called the skins, while the other team keeps their shirts on.
* In 2003 England's rugby team introduced new skin-tight strips - but early on when the design hadn't been perfected yet, every match saw at least one sweaty muscle-bound rugby man with his shirt hanging off him in true Shatnerian fashion. It was fantastic.
* The all male ''Davinci Body Series'' workout videos have each of the participants including the instructor performing in the nude.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AtCjaYbU-g Men's tennis.]]
* Fairly common in the Running community, due to chafing. Among trail runners, it's also to avoid getting entangled with tree branches.
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11th Jan '17 5:50:55 PM nombretomado
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* Jonas in ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' is very often shown without his shirt. This aspect of his character is eventually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] during Sarah's rant in the season 3 episode "Adios Amigos".

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* Jonas in ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'' is very often shown without his shirt. This aspect of his character is eventually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] during Sarah's rant in the season 3 episode "Adios Amigos".
4th Jan '17 11:16:13 AM MiddleEighth
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*''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'' has several instances:
**John, who has been made physically awesome and given wings, often goes around shirtless, if not nearly or completely naked. {{Fanservice}} for straight women and gay guys!
**The others get naked or nearly naked on occasion. Paul actually can't wear clothes any more, though he covers up with an illusion most of the time. The illusion is conspicuously absent in Ehndris after he gets mind-controlled.
**As'taris is never more than half-dressed in Ehndris (and is fully naked in his last appearance).
*Paul and John also spend time shirtless (and in Paul's case, naked) in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''. Ringo ends up teleporting to the mesa wearing only underwear. And George [[HulkingOut hulks out of his clothing]] at one point.
20th Oct '16 6:10:34 AM ClatoLawa
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/TangledUpInYou'', when Marinette is about to take Adrien's measurements for a Ladybug onesie, he takes his shirt off before she tells him that he doesn't need to strip for this. He apologises and says it's a habit he's picked up from his photoshoots.
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16th Oct '16 10:34:13 AM siberia82
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This type of gratuitous semi-nudity is also called a Shirtless Jackman Scene, named after muscular Australian actor Creator/HughJackman whose film contracts allegedly contain a clause that demands the presence of at least one shirtless scene, even when the plot does not require it. It's not proven, but the majority of the films he has appeared in are strong evidence. Legend has it that some people are not able to recognize him with his shirt on, and ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' (2000) established him as the pioneer of the current generation of topless male actors.

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This type of gratuitous semi-nudity is also called a Shirtless Jackman Scene, named after muscular Australian actor Creator/HughJackman whose film contracts allegedly contain a clause that demands the presence of at least one shirtless scene, even when the plot does not require it. It's not proven, but the majority of the films he has appeared in are strong evidence. Legend has it that some people are not able to recognize him with his shirt on, and ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ''Film/XMen1'' (2000) established him as the pioneer of the current generation of topless male actors.
2nd Oct '16 8:14:43 PM greenwinger82
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* ''ComicBook/TheSandman'''s title character, goth pretty-boy Morpheus, frequently went shirtless. Indeed, one of his most frequently seen items of clothing is an ankle length robe that nevertheless exposes his skinny but toned midsection, allowing him to present the image of the authoritative King of Dreams while still providing the expected fanservice. And people think Sandman's biggest selling point was its sophistication.
** Not to mention that he's buck-naked in his first appearance.
* Among others, ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'''s main protagonist Cutter's everyday outfit does not include a shirt.
** Cutter actually ''does'' get to wear a shirt, [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ08/DisplayOQ08.html?page=8 for a while at least]]. [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ08/DisplayOQ08.html?page=9 But then...]]
*** Later on [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ12/DisplayOQ12.html?page=16 he gets a new outfit, although the shirt still shows off his chest]]. But guess what, [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ13/DisplayOQ13.html?page=12 a little while later he loses that shirt as well]].
* Bruce Banner in every adaptation of ''TheHulk'' always has his clothes conveniently ripped away when he transforms, meaning that when he turns back into Bruce we get lovely scenes of him wearing nothing except for a pair of baggy purple shorts which he has to hold up to stop them falling down. Of course, [[MagicPants his trousers never tear off completely.]]
** Well, sometimes they do, especially in the Ultimate universe.
* Michael Turner apparently received constant requests to show [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Ian Nottingham]] with his shirt off.



* The comic adaption of ''[[ComicBook/TheDresdenFiles Storm Front]]'' has one scene where Harry, who just got out of the shower, has to fight a demon. He didn't have much time to get his clothes on. Not that anyone's complaining; especially his kind-of girlfriend, who just drank a love potion on accident and is trying to have sex with him.

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* The comic adaption of ''[[ComicBook/TheDresdenFiles Storm Front]]'' has one scene where Harry, who just got out ** Most male members of the shower, has to fight a demon. He didn't have much time to get his clothes on. Not that anyone's complaining; Batman Family appear shirtless frequently, especially {{MrFanservice}} {{Nightwing}}. He always ends up parading around [[ShirtlessScene shirtless]] or in his kind-of girlfriend, who just drank a love potion on accident underwear, and is trying he has a tendency to have sex with him.get [[JamesBondage tied up]]... often while shirtless or in his underwear.



* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', Violine, oddly enough. It is played as innocent, though, but it might still be ValuesDissonance for some cultures. She spends one comic book in nothing but panties and an open shirt.


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* The comic adaption of ''[[ComicBook/TheDresdenFiles Storm Front]]'' has one scene where Harry, who just got out of the shower, has to fight a demon. He didn't have much time to get his clothes on. Not that anyone's complaining; especially his kind-of girlfriend, who just drank a love potion on accident and is trying to have sex with him.
* Among others, ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'''s main protagonist Cutter's everyday outfit does not include a shirt.
** Cutter actually ''does'' get to wear a shirt, [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ08/DisplayOQ08.html?page=8 for a while at least]]. [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ08/DisplayOQ08.html?page=9 But then...]]
*** Later on [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ12/DisplayOQ12.html?page=16 he gets a new outfit, although the shirt still shows off his chest]]. But guess what, [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ13/DisplayOQ13.html?page=12 a little while later he loses that shirt as well]].
* Bruce Banner in every adaptation of ''TheHulk'' always has his clothes conveniently ripped away when he transforms, meaning that when he turns back into Bruce we get lovely scenes of him wearing nothing except for a pair of baggy purple shorts which he has to hold up to stop them falling down. Of course, [[MagicPants his trousers never tear off completely.]]
** Well, sometimes they do, especially in the Ultimate universe.
* ''ComicBook/TheSandman'''s title character, goth pretty-boy Morpheus, frequently went shirtless. Indeed, one of his most frequently seen items of clothing is an ankle length robe that nevertheless exposes his skinny but toned midsection, allowing him to present the image of the authoritative King of Dreams while still providing the expected fanservice. And people think Sandman's biggest selling point was its sophistication.
** Not to mention that he's buck-naked in his first appearance.
* Michael Turner apparently received constant requests to show [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Ian Nottingham]] with his shirt off.
* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', Violine, oddly enough. It is played as innocent, though, but it might still be ValuesDissonance for some cultures. She spends one comic book in nothing but panties and an open shirt.
2nd Oct '16 7:59:31 PM greenwinger82
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* The actual number of times this has happened to various superheroes is too many to list, especially including characters with nothing but shirtless scenes (Namor, Hulk, etc.). It's safe to say that every male hero and villain has had one of these. Except the Blob, of course.
** [[http://shirtless-superheroes.blogspot.com/ Shirtless Superheroes]] covers a lot of instances in which male superheroes appear shirtless or in other states of undress.



* The actual number of times this has happened to various superheroes is too many to list, especially including characters with nothing but shirtless scenes (Namor, Hulk, etc.). It's safe to say that every male hero and villain has had one of these. Except the Blob, of course.
** [[http://shirtless-superheroes.blogspot.com/ This website]] covers a lot of instances in which Superheroes are uncovered from the viewpoint of someone into men. Remember that around half the world is attracted to men.
25th Aug '16 6:16:20 PM Blazer
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* In episode 54 of ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Vegeta is seen shirtless when Perfect Cell [[YourMom makes a crack about his mother]] when he was wearing a shirt just mere seconds later. Krillin asks "Why did you take off your shirt?"[[note]]It was an animation error Team Four Star [[ThrowItIn left in]].[[/note]]

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* In episode 54 of ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Vegeta is seen shirtless when Perfect Cell [[YourMom makes a crack about his mother]] when he was wearing a shirt just mere seconds later.earlier. Krillin asks "Why did you take off your shirt?"[[note]]It was an animation error Team Four Star [[ThrowItIn left in]].[[/note]]
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