Do We Have This? Is This Tropable?? Too Rare to Trope? Needs Examples. Rolling Updates. The Surprise Fanservice Girl is a female character who starts off being depicted as modest in terms of clothes and/or behavior only to suddenly and unexpectedly becomes a source of fanservice. Such a display can be innocent, reluctant, shameless, or even unintentional on the part of the creators and/or the actress. It can also happen once, a few isolated times, or become a permanent part of her character from then on (in which case the Fanservice Pack trope comes into play). In any case, the main goal of the Surprise Fanservice Girl trope is to lure the viewers into making incorrect assumptions about a character (and/or actress) so that the display of fanservice comes as a bit of a shock. (In addition, just to further throw off the audience, there may even be another female character in the work who is plainly there to provide fanservice.) Often this trope is the result of Executive Meddling to make something Hotter and Sexier. Will sometimes overlap with an Out-of-Character Moment or, if done poorly, Character Derailment.
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- Mikuru Asahina from Haruhi Suzumiya series is a shy girl who's considerated as a kawaiiko, but also has a big bust. Haruhi takes advantage of her "attributes" and makes her cosplay as a Fanservice Model (usually against her will) to get more members for the SOS-dan, included a Playboy Bunny costume.
- Florence Ambrose from Mark Stanley's webcomic Freefall is compelled to shower in an outdoor stall, as Sam's spacecraft doesn't have running water. When a raccoon steals her bath towel, Florence gives chase, only to encounter Sam Starfall in the Wednesday 21 July 1999 strip. Thinking quickly, Florence shakes her fur like a dog, blinding Sam with soapy spray. She later muses that this was not a career highlight: "This is one new accomplishment that is definitely not going on my resume."
- Usually seen as the Cute Bookworm of the group, Velma Dinkley from Scooby-Doo isn't a girl who needs (or wants) to be fanservicey, not at least with Daphne Blake around. But with the time, Velma has gained a lot of adepts that want to show her more skin, or in Fanservice Costumes at least. If well there's A LOT of that in the fandom, usually in Fanarts as well in Cosplay, officially can be seen Velma making some few fanservice as in Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare (in a white swinsuit), in one issue of Scooby-Doo Archie Comics (this one in which Velma and Daphne are dressed as Vegas showgirls), Scooby Doo Frankencreepy (dressing as a Cute Monster Girl) and most notably seen in The Movie with a Fanservice Pack.
- In the "Large Marge" episode of The Simpsons, Marge Simpson mistakenly gets breast implants while convalescing in a hospital. Later, a trained elephant hears its trigger word, and acts like a berserk animal, taking Homer hostage. Seeing the Springfield police draw their firearms and fearing that these goofballs will Swiss-cheese her husband, Marge strips to the waist and invites the cops to ogle her mammaries instead. Every cop does so; none fire a shot and Homer is spared.
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