History PlayingWith / RemovableShell

3rd May '16 11:23:51 AM Edrobot
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** The turtle is a member of a species that evolved from turtles, and their "shells" are actually ceremonial armor that they wear for religious/cultural reasons.
4th Mar '15 11:32:55 AM Tropesmanisready!
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* '''Inverted''': Harry the Hermit Crab is unable to remove his shell, even though they can in real life.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Harry the Hermit Crab is unable to remove his shell, even though they can in real life.life.
** EggShellClothing
9th Nov '13 8:43:51 AM randomtroper89
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** [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality It's a cartoon; it doesn't have to be realistic]].
** Pokey is a FunnyAnimal; he's been "humanized" to be more relatable to the audience.
21st Jul '13 5:22:41 PM CaptainTedium
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* '''Parodied''': ???

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* '''Parodied''': ???Pokey ends up naked without his shell and walks around embarrassed trying to hide his nudity before he can reclaim his shell or obtain a replacement.
5th Jun '13 11:00:57 AM randomtroper89
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* '''Inverted''': Hermit crabs are unable to remove their shells.

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* '''Inverted''': Harry the Hermit crabs are Crab is unable to remove their shells.his shell, even though they can in real life.
31st Jan '13 5:36:02 PM CorahsUncle
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* '''Inverted''': Hermit Crabs are unable to remove there shells.
* '''Subverted''': Pokey gets his shell taken off, only to reveal another shell. [[OverlyLongGag May keep going]].
* '''Double Subverted''': But it turns out that the 1st shell was fake, because Pokey wanted to prank his friends into thinking he could regrow shells.

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* '''Inverted''': Hermit Crabs crabs are unable to remove there their shells.
* '''Subverted''': Pokey gets his shell taken off, only to reveal but reveals another shell. [[OverlyLongGag May keep going]].
* '''Double Subverted''': But it turns out that the 1st first shell was fake, because Pokey wanted to prank his friends into thinking he could regrow shells.



* '''Deconstructed''': Pokey is only able to take his shell off because he lost his natural one and has a synthetic replacement. Removing it is very painful, leaves him paralyzed and unfortunately occasionally necessary for maintenance needed to keep him alive.
* '''Played For Drama''':

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* '''Deconstructed''': Pokey is only able to take his shell off only because he lost his natural one and has a synthetic replacement. Removing it is very painful, leaves him paralyzed and unfortunately and, unfortunately, occasionally necessary for maintenance needed to keep him alive.
* '''Played For for Drama''':



%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???

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%%* '''Plotted A a Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For for Laughs''': ???
31st Jan '13 5:28:54 PM VPhantom
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* '''Basic Trope''': A turtle can take off its shell.
* '''Played Straight''': [[FunnyAnimal Pokey the Turtle]] can take his shell off to reveal GoofyPrintUnderwear.

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* '''Basic Trope''': A turtle can take off its shell.
* '''Played Straight''': '''Straight''': [[FunnyAnimal Pokey the Turtle]] can take his shell off to reveal GoofyPrintUnderwear.



* '''Downplayed''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''': Pokey is only able to take his shell off because he lost his natural one and has a synthetic replacement. Removing it is very painful, leaves him paralyzed and unfortunately occasionally necessary for maintenance needed to keep him alive.
* '''Reconstructed''':

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* '''Deconstructed''': Pokey is only able to take his shell off because he lost his natural one and has a synthetic replacement. Removing it is very painful, leaves him paralyzed and unfortunately occasionally necessary for maintenance needed to keep him alive.
* '''Reconstructed''':
'''Parodied''': ???



* '''Lampshaded''': "But if you can take your shell off, where does your spine go?" "Kid, I have no idea."



* '''Invoked''': Pokey gets really hot on a summer day.

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* '''Lampshaded''': "But if you can take your shell off, where does your spine go?" "Kid, I have no idea."
* '''Invoked''': Pokey gets really hot on a summer day. day.
* '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Played For Laughs''': Almost always is.
* '''Played For Drama''': A CrushParade lands on the shell, and Pokey must find a new home.
** Having been genetically altered by scientists to display this trait, Pokey is rejected by other turtles, and becomes a magnet for curious people, who won't stop taking his shell off, sometimes not returning it, and having deadly results by them now that all turtles they meet are mistaken to have his ability.

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* '''Deconstructed''': Pokey is only able to take his shell off because he lost his natural one and has a synthetic replacement. Removing it is very painful, leaves him paralyzed and unfortunately occasionally necessary for maintenance needed to keep him alive.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Almost always is.
* '''Played For Drama''':
Drama''':
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A CrushParade lands on the shell, and Pokey must find a new home.
** Having been genetically altered by scientists to display this trait, Pokey is rejected by other turtles, and becomes a magnet for curious people, who won't stop taking his shell off, sometimes not returning it, and having deadly results by them now that all turtles they meet are mistaken to have his ability.ability.
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Reconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
31st Jan '13 3:37:45 PM randomtroper89
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* '''Justified''': [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality
** It's a cartoon; it doesn't have to be realistic]].

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* '''Justified''': [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality
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'''Justified''':
**[[AcceptableBreaksFromReality
It's a cartoon; it doesn't have to be realistic]].
31st Jan '13 3:37:28 PM randomtroper89
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* '''Justified''': [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality It's a cartoon; it doesn't have to be realistic]]. Pokey is a FunnyAnimal; he's been "humanized" to be more relatable to the audience.

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* '''Justified''': [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality
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It's a cartoon; it doesn't have to be realistic]]. realistic]].
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Pokey is a FunnyAnimal; he's been "humanized" to be more relatable to the audience.



* '''Inverted''': [[RealLife Turtles cannot remove their shells.]]
** A human can't remove his clothes.

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* '''Inverted''': [[RealLife Turtles cannot Hermit Crabs are unable to remove their there shells.]]
** A human can't remove his clothes.
4th Jul '12 6:04:28 PM Thesedaysthosedays
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** It is a turtle-like alien creature rather than being actually the same kind of animal as our turtles (though the human characters and audience still think of it as a "turtle." The "removable shell" is an example of the creature shedding like the skin of a snake or a cicada.
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