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20th Jul '16 6:25:33 PM Daveybird
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Most of the characters created by Davey Randle at Creator/RandleSimRacing wear this clothing type, along with bare legs and bare feet, especially due to Davey's love for thighs and pro wrestling. Usually, when his female characters aren't wearing UnderwearOfPower, they're wearing a LeotardOfPower, most notably, Lizzie and Brenda.
29th Jun '16 8:38:09 AM MCanter89
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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. 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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** ComicBook/{{Robin}} (Dick Grayson), is a notable example, as him wearing this is one of the things that started all the Batman HoYay that the early Batman comics are ridiculed for.[[note]]Strangely the original Robin suit started out as a modified version of Dick Grayson's old circus outfit, actually making it a LeotardOfPower[[/note]]
** Most of the heroines in TheDCAU wore this if they normally wore a LeotardOfPower instead in the comics, with the exception of Black Canary.

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** ComicBook/{{Robin}} (Dick Grayson), Grayson) is a notable example, as him wearing this is one of the things that started all the Batman HoYay that the early Batman comics are ridiculed for.[[note]]Strangely [[note]]Strangely, the original Robin suit started out as a modified version of Dick Grayson's old circus outfit, actually making it a LeotardOfPower[[/note]]
LeotardOfPower.[[/note]]
** Most of the heroines in TheDCAU wore this if they normally wore a LeotardOfPower instead in the comics, with the exception of Black Canary.ComicBook/BlackCanary.



* 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,]] 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.



--->'''[[ComicBook/{{Nextwave}} Tabitha Smith:]]''' Oh my god. It's wearing underpants.

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--->'''[[ComicBook/{{Nextwave}} Tabitha Smith:]]''' Smith]]:''' Oh my god. It's wearing underpants.



* Everyone from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' count as examples of the underwear on the outside variety.[[note]]Could be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] since superhero designer Edna Mode is rather unconventional, and may have a strange sense of humor to boot.[[/note]]

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* Everyone from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' count as examples of the underwear on the outside variety.[[note]]Could be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] {{justified|Trope}}, since superhero designer Edna Mode is rather unconventional, unconventional and may have a strange sense of humor to boot.[[/note]]



* ''Film/SuckerPunch'' features two female characters whose outfits specifically frame their panties in the form of a pair of pants with strategic cutouts and the strangest looking [[BadassLongcoat Longcoat]][[{{Buffyspeak}} -like-thing]] in the history of cinematic {{Fanservice}}.

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* ''Film/SuckerPunch'' features two female characters whose outfits specifically frame their panties in the form of a pair of pants with strategic cutouts and the strangest looking strangest-looking [[BadassLongcoat Longcoat]][[{{Buffyspeak}} -like-thing]] Longcoat]][[BuffySpeak -like thing]] in the history of cinematic {{Fanservice}}.



* ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5 Part 2'': According to its description, the Super Ulala Suit is "Rumored to be just underwear." (If that's the case, it'd be some pretty unusual underwear . . .)

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* ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5 Part 2'': According to its description, the Super Ulala Suit is "Rumored to be just underwear." (If that's the case, it'd be some pretty unusual underwear . . .)underwear…)



* Both genders of [[EliteMooks Skulls]] in Videogame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain wear skimpy black underwear— the female ones wear only this while the males have it over a skintight suit. The player can also become an example of this trope by developing and wearing the [[spoiler:Parasite Suit]].

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* Both genders of [[EliteMooks Skulls]] in Videogame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain wear skimpy black underwear— underwear – the female ones wear only this while the males have it over a skintight suit. The player can also become an example of this trope by developing and wearing the [[spoiler:Parasite Suit]].



* In one ''WebAnimation/BadDays'' short, [[spoiler: General Zod]] snatches Franchise/{{Superman}}'s briefs at the laundromat, making him become too {{Wangst}}y to fight crime anymore.

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* In one ''WebAnimation/BadDays'' short, [[spoiler: General [[spoiler:General Zod]] snatches Franchise/{{Superman}}'s briefs at the laundromat, making him become too {{Wangst}}y to fight crime anymore.



* Literature/JusticeSquad: As befits the satire, worn by those who are an {{Expy}} of a superhero character that traditionally wears one (such as Nightflyer for Franchise/{{Batman}} or Capeman for Franchise/{{Superman}}).

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* Literature/JusticeSquad: As befits the satire, worn by those who are an {{Expy}} {{expy}} of a superhero character that traditionally wears one (such as Nightflyer for Franchise/{{Batman}} or Capeman for Franchise/{{Superman}}).
14th Jun '16 5:12:37 AM Heroic_Ideals
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* The Spartan warriors of ''Film/ThreeHundred'' all wear little leather man-panties and opera capes. The panties are to avert a FullFrontalAssault -- they didn't bother with them in the graphic novel.[[labelnote:Historical note]]In real life, the Spartans wore bronze armor; part of their superiority as a fighting force was their use of bronze armor, shields, and weaponry.[[/labelnote]]

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* The Spartan warriors of ''Film/ThreeHundred'' all wear little leather man-panties briefs and opera capes. The panties briefs are to avert a FullFrontalAssault -- they didn't bother with them in the graphic novel.[[labelnote:Historical note]]In real life, the Spartans wore bronze armor; part of their superiority as a fighting force was their use of bronze armor, shields, and weaponry.[[/labelnote]]
29th May '16 3:40:53 AM Hailfire25
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* ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' has its [[ChildSoldier little girl soldiers]] wearing ''no'' pants at all, resulting in them walking and fighting around in underwears, or perhaps, something look like them.

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* ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' has its [[ChildSoldier little girl soldiers]] wearing ''no'' pants at all, resulting in them walking and fighting around in underwears, or perhaps, something look like them. This is justified by the equipment they wear needing direct skin contact for better control.
12th May '16 2:06:03 PM MajinAkuma
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has Frieza, his father King Cold, and several of their minions -- Captain Ginyu, Zarbon, and Jeice, among others -- all running around in their underwear. Seems to be standard issue in Frieza's army.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has Frieza, Freeza, his father King Cold, and several of their minions -- Captain Ginyu, Zarbon, and Jeice, among others -- all running around in their underwear. Seems to be standard issue in Frieza's Freeza's army.
1st Feb '16 7:50:21 PM ultimomant
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* Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy in [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants]]; lampshaded by Mermaid Man himself in one episode where he explains the power of the hero "is in the costume", or what he refers to as "colored undies".

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* Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy in [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants]]; ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''; lampshaded by Mermaid Man himself in one episode where he explains the power of the hero "is in the costume", or what he refers to as "colored undies".
15th Jan '16 5:24:47 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy in [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants]]; lampshaded by Mermaid Man himself in one episode where he explains the power of the hero "is in the costume", or what he refers to as "colored undies".
7th Jan '16 4:19:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''SpaceChannel5 Part 2'': According to its description, the Super Ulala Suit is "Rumored to be just underwear." (If that's the case, it'd be some pretty unusual underwear . . .)
* Videogame/DeathSpank wears naught but armored boots and a purple thong (called the "Thong of Justice") on his lower body.
* In Videogame/ScarletBlade, underwear can increase your character's stats and, if you so desire, you can run around wearing just that.

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* ''SpaceChannel5 ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5 Part 2'': According to its description, the Super Ulala Suit is "Rumored to be just underwear." (If that's the case, it'd be some pretty unusual underwear . . .)
* Videogame/DeathSpank ''Videogame/DeathSpank'' wears naught but armored boots and a purple thong (called the "Thong of Justice") on his lower body.
* In Videogame/ScarletBlade, ''Videogame/ScarletBlade'', underwear can increase your character's stats and, if you so desire, you can run around wearing just that.
6th Jan '16 8:03:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''SoulCalibur 3'' and ''4'' allow you to do this in their character creation, and, in fact, you generally have to do this in ''Soul Calibur 4'', since ClothingDamage is almost assured anyway. The only four real options for underwear are [[{{Loincloth}} furry [=loincloths=]]] (for men), UnderwearOfPower (for both) in all shapes in sizes (from actual thongs (for the guys) to a bottom and pantyhose (for the girls)), and a couple versions of LeotardOfPower.
** For those who prefer their fights in SoulCalibur 4 to look less ridiculous by having your character actually be wearing something by the end of it, there are full suits of mail armor for both genders.

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* ''SoulCalibur ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur 3'' and ''4'' allow you to do this in their character creation, and, in fact, you generally have to do this in ''Soul Calibur 4'', since ClothingDamage is almost assured anyway. The only four real options for underwear are [[{{Loincloth}} furry [=loincloths=]]] (for men), UnderwearOfPower (for both) in all shapes in sizes (from actual thongs (for the guys) to a bottom and pantyhose (for the girls)), and a couple versions of LeotardOfPower.
** For those who prefer their fights in SoulCalibur 4 ''[=SoulCalibur=] 4'' to look less ridiculous by having your character actually be wearing something by the end of it, there are full suits of mail armor for both genders.
2nd Jan '16 5:08:43 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* The infamous codpiece worn by God Tier Gamzee in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Less extremely, a similar item worn by his ancestor, the Grand Highblood. God tier Pages also wear tiny speedos as part of their outfit.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
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The infamous codpiece worn by God Tier Gamzee in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Gamzee.
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Less extremely, a similar item worn by his ancestor, the Grand Highblood. Highblood.
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God tier Pages also wear tiny speedos as part of their outfit.
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