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16th Feb '18 2:55:35 PM ablackraptor
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** The standard X-Men uniform is often depicted as involving this (yellow briefs over black tights), along with Kitty Pryde who pretty much wears an adult version of the attire as her standard look in modern times. Occasionally this is changed into just a yellow stripe down the torso between the legs, which has the unintended (or [[Fanservice possibly indented]]) tendency to make it look like they're wearing a large thong over their tights.

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** The standard X-Men uniform is often depicted as involving this (yellow briefs over black tights), along with Kitty Pryde who pretty much wears an adult version of the attire as her standard look in modern times. Occasionally this is changed into just a yellow stripe down the torso between the legs, which has the unintended (or [[Fanservice [[{{Fanservice}} possibly indented]]) intended]]) tendency to make it look like they're wearing a large thong over their tights.
16th Feb '18 2:54:14 PM ablackraptor
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** The standard X-Men uniform is often depicted as involving this (yellow briefs over black tights), along with Kitty Pryde who pretty much wears an adult version of the attire as her standard look in modern times. Occasionally this is changed into just a yellow stripe down the torso between the legs, which has the unintended (or [[Fanservice possibly indented]]) tendency to make it look like they're wearing a large thong over their tights.
5th Jan '18 1:25:20 PM yozziE
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* Creator/MarvelComics had this on several characters, including ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, [[ComicBook/XMen Colossus]], ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour The Thing]], [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], ComicBook/TheVision, several of [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]]'s superhero identities, and a few others. While not as prevalent as in Franchise/TheDCU, it's still prominent.

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* Creator/MarvelComics had this on several characters, including ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, [[ComicBook/XMen Colossus]], ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour The Thing]], [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], ComicBook/TheVision, several of [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]]'s superhero identities, and a few others. While not as prevalent as in Franchise/TheDCU, Since modern times it has been used sporadically, though it's still prominent.in use today.
28th Dec '17 5:31:07 AM Cryoclaste
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* In ''[[VideoGame/FZero F-Zero]]'', Jody Summer and Mrs. Arrow wear what look like bikinis over tights, while Kate Alen has the bikini without the tights. On the male side, Pico, Octoman, Billy, Bio Rex, and Leon have briefs and bare legs, while Mr. EAD has briefs over tights.
* King, a [[MaskedLuchador luchador]] from {{Tekken}}, can be customized to have these, although his usual costume has wrestling trunks over tights.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/FZero F-Zero]]'', ''VideoGame/FZero'', Jody Summer and Mrs. Arrow wear what look like bikinis over tights, while Kate Alen has the bikini without the tights. On the male side, Pico, Octoman, Billy, Bio Rex, and Leon have briefs and bare legs, while Mr. EAD has briefs over tights.
* King, a [[MaskedLuchador luchador]] from {{Tekken}}, ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', can be customized to have these, although his usual costume has wrestling trunks over tights.
23rd Dec '17 5:29:30 AM yozziE
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However, just like LeotardOfPower, with the shift from trunks into anatomically revealing "underwear", this has become a {{Fanservice}} Trope and is also pretty much [[DeadHorseTrope dead]] - dropped in favor of LeotardOfPower, bodysuits, and pants. See MostCommonSuperpower and ShowSomeLeg for some related tropes. If the hero looks monstrous, expect the Underwear Of Power to be [[MonsterModesty the only thing the hero wears]].

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However, just like LeotardOfPower, with the shift from trunks into anatomically revealing "underwear", this has become a {{Fanservice}} Trope and is also pretty much [[DeadHorseTrope dead]] - dropped in favor of LeotardOfPower, bodysuits, and pants.or [[CivvieSpandex regular clothes]]. See MostCommonSuperpower and ShowSomeLeg for some related tropes. If the hero looks monstrous, expect the Underwear Of Power to be [[MonsterModesty the only thing the hero wears]].
14th Dec '17 12:18:20 PM TheTroper1
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** Most of the heroines in the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse wore this if they normally wore a LeotardOfPower instead in the comics, with the exception of ComicBook/BlackCanary.

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** Most of the heroes and heroines in the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse ''Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse'' wore this (for the heroines, if they normally wore a LeotardOfPower instead in the comics, with the exception of ComicBook/BlackCanary.ComicBook/BlackCanary).
8th Nov '17 6:02:27 AM UchuuFlamenco
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* Li Mei, Jade, Mileena and Goro from ''MortalKombat'' all have costumes with thongs or speedos (in Goro's case), though Mileena and Jade also have LeotardOfPower alternate costumes as well.

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* Li Mei, Jade, Mileena and Goro from ''MortalKombat'' ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' all have costumes with thongs or speedos (in Goro's case), though Mileena and Jade also have LeotardOfPower alternate costumes as well.
30th Oct '17 1:43:19 AM Hanz
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* Parodied with Mysterion (Kenny's superhero persona) in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', who wears a regular pair of underwear over his superhero outfit.
25th Oct '17 11:33:44 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} F-Zero]]'', Jody Summer and Mrs. Arrow wear what look like bikinis over tights, while Kate Alen has the bikini without the tights. On the male side, Pico, Octoman, Billy, Bio Rex, and Leon have briefs and bare legs, while Mr. EAD has briefs over tights.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} ''[[VideoGame/FZero F-Zero]]'', Jody Summer and Mrs. Arrow wear what look like bikinis over tights, while Kate Alen has the bikini without the tights. On the male side, Pico, Octoman, Billy, Bio Rex, and Leon have briefs and bare legs, while Mr. EAD has briefs over tights.
14th Jun '17 4:28:44 AM shadowbeast
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* Averted by [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1388 SCP-1388]], underwear in a brief style with pictures of superheroes printed on it. Two examples are currently in Foundation custody. They will literally shift spacetime to fit anyone, comple you to want to wear them, and convince you that you are genuinely superpowered, but doesn't give you any superpowers. It makes you think it does, leading you to kill yourself by trying to use your nonexistent powers in real life.

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* Averted by [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1388 SCP-1388]], underwear in a brief style with pictures of superheroes printed on it. Two examples are currently in Foundation custody. They will literally shift spacetime to fit anyone, comple compel you to want to wear them, and convince you that you are genuinely superpowered, but doesn't give you any superpowers. It makes you think it does, leading you to kill yourself by trying to use your nonexistent powers in real life.
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