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8th Jan '17 12:39:39 PM nombretomado
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* Similarly to the ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' example, ArtificialHuman Girl One from ''TopTen'' wears what at first appears to be a full body catsuit. In reality, she's actually nude -- her creators gave her an aversion to clothing, while at the same time giving her body the ability to hide this fact via built in full body tattoo/bodypaint that she can control at will -- she typically looks like she's wearing a full body purple spandex catsuit with logos and patterns on it. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar They didn't explain this until several chapters in]].

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* Similarly to the ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' example, ArtificialHuman Girl One from ''TopTen'' ''ComicBook/TopTen'' wears what at first appears to be a full body catsuit. In reality, she's actually nude -- her creators gave her an aversion to clothing, while at the same time giving her body the ability to hide this fact via built in full body tattoo/bodypaint that she can control at will -- she typically looks like she's wearing a full body purple spandex catsuit with logos and patterns on it. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar They didn't explain this until several chapters in]].
3rd Jan '17 5:33:25 PM DesertDragon
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* Surprisingly averted by the ''Film/JamesBond'' movies. Even though this outfit is the [[PopCulturalOsmosis stereotypical dress code]] for Bond Girls, none have ''ever'' worn an outfit like this in any of the movies. Even the girls that are agents themselves have always dressed practically when necessary. The only one that comes close is Wai Lin from ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', who wore a wetsuit for the final battle on board a warship, but then again so did Bond.

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* Surprisingly averted by the ''Film/JamesBond'' movies. Even though this outfit is the [[PopCulturalOsmosis stereotypical dress code]] for Bond Girls, {{Bond Girl}}s, none have ''ever'' worn an outfit like dressed this way in any of the movies. Even the girls that are agents themselves have always dressed practically when necessary. The only one that comes came close is was Wai Lin from ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', who wore a wetsuit for the final battle on board a warship, but then again so did Bond.
3rd Jan '17 5:29:11 PM DesertDragon
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As you may have imagined, this is not something real-life (or realistic fictional) female operatives would wear in the field, though a black turtleneck and cargo pants arguably pull off a similar look while being a bit more plausible. In fact, this trope originated with ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}, whose iconic use of this outfit is both the TropeCreator and TropeNamer. A variant on this is the tendency of female ninja in {{anime}} and superhero comics to wear excessively {{stripperiffic}} outfits (see for example the female teachers from ''Manga/{{Naruto}})''.

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As you may have imagined, this is not something real-life (or realistic fictional) female operatives would wear in the field, though a black turtleneck and cargo pants arguably pull off a similar look while being a bit more plausible. In fact, this trope originated not with spy fiction at all, but with ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}, whose iconic use of this outfit is both the TropeCreator and TropeNamer. A variant on this is the tendency of female ninja in {{anime}} and superhero comics to wear excessively {{stripperiffic}} outfits (see for example the female teachers from ''Manga/{{Naruto}})''.
3rd Jan '17 5:26:09 PM DesertDragon
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* Surprisingly averted by the ''Film/JamesBond'' movies. Even though this outfit is the [[PopCulturalOsmosis stereotypical dress code]] for Bond Girls, none have ''ever'' worn an outfit like this in any of the movies. Even the girls that are agents themselves have always dressed practically when necessary. The only one that comes close is Wai Lin from ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', who wore a wetsuit for the final battle on board a warship, but then again so did Bond.



* ''Film/JamesBond''
** Averted in ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', where in the FinalBattle, Camille is wearing a button-down, plain khakis, and sneakers, and has her hair in a ponytail.
** Wai Lin in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' spent the final combat sequence in a wetsuit. Justified, it was on a ship in the middle of the ocean. Bond was also in one.
7th Dec '16 1:47:09 PM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Ann Tamaki wears a bright red skin-tight leather jumpsuit when engaging in PhantomThief activities. It may make her highly visible, probably make it harder to move, and provides no real physical protection while fighting TheHeartless, but since it looks really cool, who cares?

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Ann Tamaki wears a bright red skin-tight leather jumpsuit when engaging in PhantomThief activities. It may make her highly visible, probably make makes it harder to move, and it provides no real physical protection while fighting TheHeartless, but since it looks really cool, who cares?
7th Dec '16 1:46:34 PM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Ann Tamaki wears a bright red skin-tight leather jumpsuit when engaging in PhantomThief activities. It may make her highly visible, probably make it harder to move, and provides no real physical protection while fighting TheHeartless, but since it looks really cool, who cares?
11th Nov '16 11:09:35 PM R.G.
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* The [[WesternAnimation/WinxClub Winx]] don these in ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfWinx''.
7th Nov '16 10:29:48 PM R.G.
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* The likely TropeMaker is Irma Vep in the 1915-16 French serial ''LesVampires''. Musidora, the actress who played Irma had been a circus acrobat and the catsuit is probably derived from her leotard and tights.

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* The likely TropeMaker is Irma Vep in the 1915-16 French serial ''LesVampires''.''Film/LesVampires''. Musidora, the actress who played Irma had been a circus acrobat and the catsuit is probably derived from her leotard and tights.
15th Sep '16 12:03:28 PM dotchan
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* ''Webcomic/AxeCop'' wears a cat suit on night missions... [[http://axecop.com/index.php/acask/read/ask_axe_cop_67 To actually pretend being a cat]].

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* ''Webcomic/AxeCop'' wears a cat suit on night missions... [[http://axecop.com/index.php/acask/read/ask_axe_cop_67 com/comic/ask-axe-cop-67/ To actually pretend being a cat]].
20th Aug '16 9:44:03 PM Dynamic_Ranger
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* An exception: When black ops agent Sameen Shaw is introduced in the second season episode "Relevance" of ''Series/{{Person of Interest}}'', she is seen wearing a casual (if fashionably tight-fitting) outfit, including dark jeans, a hooded sweatshirt and a leather jacket. She continues to wear sensible low-key outfits for the rest of her appearances in the series.
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