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* Unlocking the Intrigue outfit (by levelling all three of the Intrigue category's skills to at least 25) in ''VisualNovel/LongLiveTheQueen'' gives the player the option [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/longlivethequeen/images/2/2b/Catsuit.png/revision/latest?cb=20140119133504 to dress Elodie in one of these,]] complete with a [[HighClassGlass monocle.]]
20th Sep '17 3:13:38 AM bwburke94
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* [[Series/BionicWoman Michelle]] [[{{Series/Jekyll}} Ryan]] wore one as [[Series/DoctorWho Lady Christina De Souza]] in ''The Planet of the Dead''
** And Wendy Padbury, as Zoe Heriot in the Second Doctor's era, wore a sparkly catsuit.
** And Jean Marsh, as Sara Kingdom in the First Doctor era, wore an Emma Peel-style catsuit. Unlike Zoe and Christina, her character was actually a bona fide spy, or at least an agent of a paramilitary organization.

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* [[Series/BionicWoman Michelle]] [[{{Series/Jekyll}} Ryan]] wore one as [[Series/DoctorWho Lady Christina De Souza]] in ''The Planet of the Dead''
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** And Wendy Padbury, as Zoe Heriot in the Second Doctor's era, wore a sparkly catsuit.
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Jean Marsh, as Sara Kingdom in the First Doctor era, wore an Emma Peel-style catsuit. Unlike Zoe and Christina, her catsuit in "The Daleks' Master Plan". Her character was actually a bona fide spy, or at least an agent of a paramilitary organization.organization.
** Wendy Padbury, as Zoe Heriot in the Second Doctor era, wore a sparkly catsuit, most famously in "The Mind Robber".
** Michelle Ryan, as Lady Christina de Souza in the one-off Tenth Doctor special "Planet of the Dead", also wore a catsuit.



* Lynda Carter's Series/WonderWoman wore one on a couple of rare occasions in which it replaced her regular costume when she needed to go swimming (likely lampshading the fact that her regular costume ''was'' basically a swimsuit). It actually fits the trope name because in the TV continuity, Diana Prince worked for a spy organization.

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* Lynda Carter's Series/WonderWoman title character in ''Series/WonderWoman'' wore one on a couple of rare occasions in which it replaced her regular costume when she needed to go swimming (likely lampshading the fact that her regular costume ''was'' basically a swimsuit). It actually fits the trope name because in the TV continuity, Diana Prince worked for a spy organization.
15th Sep '17 5:16:19 PM thatboy
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* Par for the course, Sydney Savage of ''ComicBook/DangerGirl'', wears one.
10th Aug '17 1:08:14 PM StFan
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->'''Rayna:''' My father used to bring people here.
->'''Susan:''' Did he also make you dress like a slutty dolphin trainer?

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->'''Rayna:''' My father used to bring people here.
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* As mentioned earlier, catsuits were first introduced by Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}, designed by Bob Kane, and which would also influence the U.S. erotic fetish scene.

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* As mentioned earlier, catsuits were first introduced by Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}, designed by Bob Kane, and which would also influence the U.S. erotic fetish scene.



* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} wore a yellow and red catsuit and, later, the renown red catsuit. His suit was altered from a catsuit appearance to, quite literally, a "devil suit".

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* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} wore a yellow and red catsuit and, later, the renown red catsuit. His suit was altered from a catsuit appearance to, quite literally, a "devil suit".



* The catsuit is the basic uniform for agents in Marvel's spy agency ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}, for men and women (and, as seen in the 1990s miniseries ''ComicBook/NickFury vs SHIELD'', even pudgy overweight male administrators).

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* The catsuit is the basic uniform for agents in Marvel's spy agency ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}, for men and women (and, as seen in the 1990s miniseries ''ComicBook/NickFury vs SHIELD'', vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.'', even pudgy overweight male administrators).



** S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, such as Agent [[ComicBook/{{Agent 13}} Sharon Carter]], would also don white S.H.I.E.L.D. tactical catsuits.

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** S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, such as Agent [[ComicBook/{{Agent 13}} [[ComicBook/Agent13 Sharon Carter]], would also don white S.H.I.E.L.D. tactical catsuits.



* In Adam Warren's ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' comic, the heroine doesn't just wear a shiny skintight suit, it's a shiny skintight suit of power armor that tears like a wet hanky if she brushes against anything that has a point on it. Of course, his comic is a parody of all the tied-up, mostly naked superdamsels in distress he was drawing for commissions, but ''still''...
** "Empowered" goes well beyond skintight; the power suit is actually a membrane-thin piece of nothing that leaves the wearer effectively naked, while fighting crime in public. She can't even wear underwear. The point to 'Empowered' is to get your humiliation fetish in your ironically-titled supers fantasy.
*** It's also Justified in that the suit fragility is because of her body-image issues. If she could take pride in her body the suit would be tougher and thicker.
* Similarly to the ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' example, ArtificialHuman Girl One from ''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]].

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* In Adam Warren's ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' comic, the heroine doesn't just wear a shiny skintight suit, it's a shiny skintight suit of power armor that tears like a wet hanky if she brushes against anything that has a point on it. Of course, his comic is a parody of all the tied-up, mostly naked superdamsels in distress he was drawing for commissions, but ''still''...
** "Empowered"
''still''... ''Empowered'' goes well beyond skintight; the power suit is actually a membrane-thin piece of nothing that leaves the wearer effectively naked, while fighting crime in public. She can't even wear underwear. The point to 'Empowered' ''Empowered'' is to get your humiliation fetish in your ironically-titled supers fantasy.
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fantasy. It's also Justified in that the suit fragility is because of her body-image issues. If she could take pride in her body the suit would be tougher and thicker.
* Similarly to the ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'' example, ArtificialHuman Girl One from ''ComicBook/TopTen'' wears what at first appears to be a full body 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]].



* Comicbook/{{X 23}}'s variant of the Wolverine costume edges towards this. While Logan's costumes are generally sleeveless two-pieces, Laura's version appears to be a full-body suit with long sleeves.

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* Comicbook/{{X ComicBook/{{X 23}}'s variant of the Wolverine costume edges towards this. While Logan's costumes are generally sleeveless two-pieces, Laura's version appears to be a full-body suit with long sleeves.



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* In movie adaptation ''ComicBook/NickFury : Agent of SHIELD'', starring David Hasselhoff, almost everyone wears a catsuit, including all SHIELD and HYDRA agents.
* In the ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' movies both the male and female X-Men wear the tight leather suits. The problem of mobility is pointed out in the DVD extra material by Creator/HughJackman as the suits created literal InsurmountableWaistHeightFence situations.
** Also Lady Deathstrike from the second film.

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* In movie adaptation ''ComicBook/NickFury : Agent of SHIELD'', S.H.I.E.L.D.'', starring David Hasselhoff, almost everyone wears a catsuit, including all SHIELD S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA agents.
* In the ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ''Film/XMen'' movies both the male and female X-Men wear the tight leather suits. The problem of mobility is pointed out in the DVD extra material by Creator/HughJackman as the suits created literal InsurmountableWaistHeightFence situations.
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situations. Also Lady Deathstrike from the second film.



* Black Widow in ''Film/IronMan2'' wore this a couple of times in the movie. She even once changed out of her dress and into the suit in the back of a moving car.
** [[DistractedByTheSexy The driver nearly crashed the car]].

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* Black Widow in ''Film/IronMan2'' wore this a couple of times in the movie. She even once changed out of her dress and into the suit in the back of a moving car.
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car. [[DistractedByTheSexy The driver nearly crashed the car]].



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* ''HoneyWest'' often wore a bodystocking, predated many catsuits of the '60s, such as Emma Peel of the British Avengers TV series.

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* ''HoneyWest'' ''Series/HoneyWest'' often wore a bodystocking, predated many catsuits of the '60s, such as Emma Peel of the British Avengers TV series.



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* Seen occasionally in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Several Eldar have one, but it's pretty much standard issue for the Officio Assassinorum agents of the Imperium. Some employ chamaeleonic mimicry abilities, others have no special reason apart from being FetishFuel. In one of the newer novels, this tendency is repeatedly lampshaded when several characters can't keep their eyes from the girl-assassin brought up by a rather [[KillItWithFire puritanical]] [[ChainsawGood sect]] who would most likely kill them if she had any idea why they looked at her like that...

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* Seen occasionally in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''. Several Eldar have one, but it's pretty much standard issue for the Officio Assassinorum agents of the Imperium. Some employ chamaeleonic mimicry abilities, others have no special reason apart from being FetishFuel. In one of the newer novels, this tendency is repeatedly lampshaded when several characters can't keep their eyes from the girl-assassin brought up by a rather [[KillItWithFire puritanical]] [[ChainsawGood sect]] who would most likely kill them if she had any idea why they looked at her like that...



** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Ann Takamaki wears a bright red skin-tight leather jumpsuit when engaging in PhantomThief activities. One might think that it only makes her highly visible, restricts her movements, and provides no real physical protection while fighting Shadows, but A) It looks really cool, so who cares?, and B) Given that her jumpsuit is literally supernatural in origin, it might not quite have those problems to begin with.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': ''VideoGame/Persona5'': Ann Takamaki wears a bright red skin-tight leather jumpsuit when engaging in PhantomThief activities. One might think that it only makes her highly visible, restricts her movements, and provides no real physical protection while fighting Shadows, but A) It looks really cool, so who cares?, and B) Given that her jumpsuit is literally supernatural in origin, it might not quite have those problems to begin with.



* In the highly NSFW ''Tales of Gnosis College'', Ashley Madder wears one of these (explicitly modeled on the ''maillot de soie'' worn by Irma Vep in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Vampires ''Les Vampires'']]) to infiltrate Professor Corwin's laboratory.

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* In the highly NSFW ''Tales of Gnosis College'', Ashley Madder wears one of these (explicitly modeled on the ''maillot de soie'' worn by Irma Vep in [[http://en.''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Vampires ''Les Vampires'']]) Les Vampires]]'') to infiltrate Professor Corwin's laboratory.



* Reach of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse wears one by the end of her introductory story. It's built by a deviser so it has all kinds of utility, even increasing her natural superpowers. She eventually gets [[LesYay her girlfriend Spark]] (the inventor) in one too.

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* Reach of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' wears one by the end of her introductory story. It's built by a deviser so it has all kinds of utility, even increasing her natural superpowers. She eventually gets [[LesYay her girlfriend Spark]] (the inventor) in one too.



* On ''[[WesternAnimaton/KaBlam Life With Loopy]]'', Loopy's mom wears a blue one in the short "Secret Agent Mom".

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* On ''[[WesternAnimaton/KaBlam Life With with Loopy]]'', Loopy's mom wears a blue one in the short "Secret Agent Mom".



* ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic]]'': "Read It and Weep" saw Rainbow Dash wearing one when trying to [[ItMakesSenseInContext sneak back into the Ponyville Hospital in order to retrieve a Daring Do book]]. Since her ''rainbow-colored'' tail was ''not'' covered by the suit, she ended up being {{highly visible|Ninja}}, and {{hilarity ensue|s}}d..

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic]]'': ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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"Read It and Weep" saw sees Rainbow Dash wearing one when trying to [[ItMakesSenseInContext sneak back into the Ponyville Hospital in order to retrieve a Daring Do book]]. Since her ''rainbow-colored'' tail was is ''not'' covered by the suit, she ended ends up being {{highly visible|Ninja}}, and {{hilarity ensue|s}}d..ensues}}..



** Pinkie dons one again in the beginning of The Crystal Empire Part 1, with ''VideoGame/SplinterCell''-style {{night vision goggles}}.
** Fluttershy dons her own spysuit (fannamed dangerous mission suit) in Magic Duel. [[RuleOfCute Hers comes with bunny ears]].

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** Pinkie dons one again in the beginning of The "The Crystal Empire Empire, Part 1, 1", with ''VideoGame/SplinterCell''-style {{night vision goggles}}.
** Fluttershy dons her own spysuit (fannamed (fan-named dangerous mission suit) in Magic Duel."Magic Duel". [[RuleOfCute Hers comes with bunny ears]].



* On ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'', the uniform worn by the three teenage girl spies is a shiny plastic catsuit. The stealth part of the trope is usually subverted, as each suit is of a unique bright color. At other times, the suits can change appearance to look like more ordinary clothing, subverting the skintight aspect of the trope.
** In one episodes, one of their gadgets were a "literal" catsuit, a skintight black suit with cat ears on the hood. It was specifically designed to give the wearer the nimbleness of a cat.
** The catsuits on ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingSpiez'' manage to be quite stealthier as parts of them are black along with the usual bright coloring. They also include shoulder and knee pads, unlike their predecessors.
* The usual outfit of Kitty from ''[[WesternAnimation/TuffPuppy T.U.F.F. Puppy]]''. Bonus points since she's, y'know, a cat.
* Molotov Cocktease from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''.
** Subversion No. 3 is played in the 3rd Season finale, when she shows up to help Brock and the Venture family while wearing her "off-duty" getup.
* The Daughters of Aku from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' wear skintight black bodysuits when hunting for Jack... [[spoiler: or so it appears; it's actually a layer of soot and ash that had been burned into their skin since childhood, and it takes Ashi a full night and scrubbing with a rock to clean it off as part of her GoodCostumeSwitch.]]

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'', the ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'':
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uniform worn by the three teenage girl spies is a shiny plastic catsuit. The stealth part of the trope is usually subverted, as each suit is of a unique bright color. At other times, the suits can change appearance to look like more ordinary clothing, subverting the skintight aspect of the trope.
** In one episodes, one of their gadgets were is a "literal" catsuit, a skintight black suit with cat ears on the hood. It was specifically designed to give the wearer the nimbleness of a cat.
** * The catsuits on ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingSpiez'' manage to be quite stealthier as parts of them are black along with the usual bright coloring. They also include shoulder and knee pads, unlike their predecessors.
* The usual outfit of Kitty from ''[[WesternAnimation/TuffPuppy T.U.F.F. Puppy]]''.''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy''. Bonus points since she's, y'know, a cat.
* Molotov Cocktease from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''.
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''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. Subversion No. 3 is played in the 3rd Season finale, when she shows up to help Brock and the Venture family while wearing her "off-duty" getup.
* The Daughters of Aku from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' wear skintight black bodysuits when hunting for Jack... [[spoiler: or [[spoiler:or so it appears; it's actually a layer of soot and ash that had been burned into their skin since childhood, and it takes Ashi a full night and scrubbing with a rock to clean it off as part of her GoodCostumeSwitch.]]
8th Aug '17 4:37:34 AM Piterpicher
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** [[VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} Captain Falcon]] as well.

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** [[VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} [[VideoGame/FZero Captain Falcon]] as well.
5th Aug '17 9:15:13 PM Berrenta
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* In ''VideoGame/ADanceWithRogues'', you can purchase a number of different catsuits from [[TheMafia the Family]]'s fences, with the FlavorText actually stating that the Family provides them to operatives for important break-in jobs. This being a D&D-based fantasy setting, the catsuits are actually enchanted to confer numeric bonuses to stealth skills (as well as having a decent defense rating), making them a great alternative to regular clothes and armor. The only downside is that you cannot wear them in public, or [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything the guards will identify you as a professional burglar on sight]]. While these regular catsuits don't have high heels, some high-level custom ones (like the Assassin's Waistcoat) do--but even then, their huge skill bonuses [[StatisticallySpeaking easily negate the high heels' -2 penalty on Move Silently skill]].

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* In ''VideoGame/ADanceWithRogues'', you can purchase a number of different catsuits from [[TheMafia the Family]]'s fences, with the FlavorText actually stating that the Family provides them to operatives for important break-in jobs. This being a D&D-based fantasy setting, the catsuits are actually enchanted to confer numeric bonuses to stealth skills (as well as having a decent defense rating), making them a great alternative to regular clothes and armor. The only downside is that you cannot wear them in public, or [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight the guards will identify you as a professional burglar on sight]]. While these regular catsuits don't have high heels, some high-level custom ones (like the Assassin's Waistcoat) do--but even then, their huge skill bonuses [[StatisticallySpeaking easily negate the high heels' -2 penalty on Move Silently skill]].
14th Jun '17 9:48:37 AM cdrood
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** ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'' had an egregious example in the episode "Legacy". They arrive on a planet that's broken down into gang warfare where they meet Ishara Yar, the sister of [[KilledOffForReal deceased]] crew member Tasha Yar. Ishara is wearing a completely practical outfit given her situation. They beam her aboard and put her in tight catsuit.

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** ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'' had an egregious example in the episode "Legacy". They arrive on a planet that's broken down into gang warfare where they meet Ishara Yar, the sister of [[KilledOffForReal deceased]] crew member Tasha Yar. Ishara is wearing a completely practical outfit given her situation. They beam her aboard and put her in tight catsuit.catsuit with matching phaser holster.
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** ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'' had an egregious example in the episode "Legacy". They arrive on a planet that's broken down into gang warfare where they meet Ishara Yar, the sister of [[KilledOffForReal deceased]] crew member Tasha Yar. Ishara is wearing a completely practical outfit given her situation. They beam her aboard and put her in tight catsuit.
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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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* Some of WilliamShatner's recent "Priceline Negotiator" ads have a girl named "Naomi Pryce" wearing one.

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* Some of WilliamShatner's recent Creator/WilliamShatner's "Priceline Negotiator" ads have a girl named "Naomi Pryce" wearing one.
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