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->''"Thankfully, his clothes also grew just enough not to bother the censors."''
-->-- '''The Narrator''', ''Manga/ArakawaUnderTheBridge''

Heroes who can change their size or shape generally don't have to worry about [[ClothingDamage ruining their clothes]] in [[TransformationSequence the process]]. They must have [[TitleDrop Magic Pants]].

Simply put, Magic Pants are the "civilian" clothing the characters wear as they go about their daily business. They may lose them during the TransformationSequence, but once the dirty work is done, they'll appear back in them often right where they were standing. This can even happen if the transformations are shown to explicitly ''destroy'' the clothing.

Note that in many cases, even if the rest of his clothing is destroyed, the hero's pants will miraculously survive. You can thank the MoralGuardians for that. This is also conceptually related to OutOfClothesExperience: Your clothes technically aren't a part of "you", so in spirit-space you're naked. MonsterModesty (a monster walks around almost naked for little reason) is often used in conjunction with this trope.

Also note that Magic Pants are only for characters who seem to remain clothed even when it's [[MagicAIsMagicA inconsistent]] with what gives them their powers. Magical characters (who presumably can conjure up a fresh set), characters with super speed (ComicBook/{{Superman}}, ComicBook/TheFlash) who have the demonstrated ability to get dressed faster than the human eye can see, or heroes whose clothing is what [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman makes them super]] in the first place would actually be [[AvertedTrope aversions]] of this trope.

For transformations which ruin clothing in such a way as to show a titillating swath of skin while still keeping the naughty bits covered, see ClothingDamage.

Compare: ImpossiblyCoolClothes, MagicSkirt. Contrast ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing.

See also MySuitIsAlsoSuper -- for a transformation-powered hero, a popular kind of super-suit is one that can transform with them.

Not to be confused with TrouserSpace and definitely not to be confused with RightThroughHisPants.

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* Averted in one case for Roleplay/{{DC Nation}}. Fauna's clothing doesn't "keep up" when she shapeshifts. This led to her fighting off a zombie horde and only realizing AFTER she had come out of her HulkingOut that she was wearing nothing at all. The only saving graces to the situation were that [[NewAgeRetroHippie she grew up on a hippie commune]] and that Hades had forced the Titans to compete in the nude, [[http://community.livejournal.com/jla_watchtower/424328.html?thread=8651912#t8651912 so she was in good company]]. She later designed (and sewed) her costume to accommodate her shapeshifting.
%% * Deliciously averted in ''FanFic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy'' [[spoiler:whenever [[PollyWantsAMicrophone Pittan]] [[HumanityEnsues turns human]]]].
* Averted in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached''; Paul cannot wear clothing, as he rips through it easily, so he has to use a cosmetic illusion to remain modest—when he feels like it. He does walk around naked on occasion, though rarely in public. On the other hand, George's clothing explicitly goes into [[{{Hammerspace}} his "closet"]] when he [[VoluntaryShapeshifting changes]], so he keeps a whole wardrobe in there and can put on any stored outfit, any time.
* Invoked in [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8774682/1/Avengers-of-the-Ring Avengers of the Ring]], an {{Film/Avengers}}/Film/LordOfTheRings crossover. During the Fellowship's meeting with Galadriel, [[Main/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce]] receives a magical braise (a pair of silk boxer shorts) from her that works exactly as this trope suggests.
* Weaponized in ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space''. MadScientist Dr Zarkendorf tries to turn himself into an thirty-foot hulk with serious anger management issues, but his CrazyPrepared enemy has arranged for his underwear to be made of unbreakable non-stretch fabric, causing Zarkendorf to [[GroinAttack pass out from the pain]].
* Averted in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10009775/2/I-guard-the-world I Guard the World]]'' when Tonks morphs into a troll to save Harry from his abusive relatives and the only clothing on her body post-change is a shred of skirt hanging around her ankle.