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->''"We are born naked, wet and screaming... then things get worse!"''
-->-- '''Bumper Sticker'''

A character's first appearance onscreen is without a stitch of clothing.

Depending on context, it can imply vulnerability, primality, being above silly human cultural standards, {{Fanservice}} or just symbolize the birth of the story.

It can also sidestep FridgeLogic questions like "Why didn't so and so bring weapons or MacGuffin with them?" Answer: You CantTakeAnythingWithYou, including clothing; thus {{justif|iedTrope}}ying a BagOfSpilling.

Can be played with NakedFirstImpression, but it isn't necessary that these tropes go hand in hand, nor should they be confused with each other. Compare FullFrontalAssault, InnocentFanserviceGirl, YouWakeUpInARoom. {{Clon|ingBlues}}es are usually Naked On Arrival (since you don't have clothes in your DNA). See NakedOnRevival, a sub-trope.

TruthInTelevision (you cannot be born otherwise).


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/AbsoluteBoyfriend'': The [[GirlInABox Boy In A Box]] android and love interest Night is delivered naked.
* Tomihime is bathing naked in a lake in ''Anime/AyakashiSamuraiHorrorTales'' when we first see her. Everything comes full circle at the end, too: she's also naked at the end of the story.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Yoruichi ([[VoluntaryShapeshifting at least in human form]]) and Wonderweiss (when he is "born").
** Nozomi is discovered naked and unconscious by Kon.
* The first time the audience sees Dokuro in ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan'' is when [[GenderBlenderName Sakura]] walks in on her while she's changing.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': Index actually is wearing clothes when Touma first encounters her, but Imagine Breaker makes short work of the Walking Church [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kJVPqpEwdc a few minutes later]].
* Chii from ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' is first seen only wrapped in some bandages that come off when she activates.
* In ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' there is a contractor who can teleport, but that doesn't include clothes.
* Akira Takizawa in ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast''. In front of the White House, no less.
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'' begins with Lucy slaughtering her way through the Diclonius labs in the nude after escaping her bonds.
* The first character on screen in ''Anime/ErgoProxy'' appears as the nude sillouette of a young man who at first looks like Vincent. [[spoiler:It turns out to be Proxy One.]]
* In ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'', Irukuku literally falls out of the sky naked. The reason is she is the human form of the dragon Sylphid, with no MagicPants.
* In ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'', Kei Kishimoto arrives at the room naked, having just [[BathSuicide killed herself while bathing]]. Let's just say a lot of the guys there were pretty happy with that surprise, and it was quite possibly the reason why the two main characters fell for her.
* Aisha in ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada''.
* Miharu and Kirie in ''Manga/GirlsBravo'', Miharu also count as NakedFirstImpression while Kirie is initially Downplayed [[spoiler:being mostly covered by a towel]] and then Deconstructed [[spoiler:showing much more in a rage burst, but only offscreen and to the protagonist, [[UnprovokedPervertPayback who isn't pleased]]]]
* Woolf from ''Anime/GundamAGE'' was first seen on-screen while showering, so he must've been naked. Good thing they had the respect to only show his feet and torso.
* Averted in ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei''. Despite bursting from a cocoon in a wet mess, Rakka appears wearing a white robe.
* At the start of ''Anime/ImGonnaBeAnAngel'', Yuusuke follows a trail of women's clothing to [[AccidentalKiss find a passed out]], nude Noelle. It can also count as NakedFirstImpression.
* Jousuke is naked when he crawls out of the ground at the Wall Eyes in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure : Jojolion''. Much to the horror of Yasuho, not least because [[spoiler:Jousuke has four testicles]].
* Michiru from ''KonoKanojoWaFictionDesu'' first appeared inside Yuuri's bag naked.
* ''Manga/LittleJumper'': A giant machine comes out of nowhere and melts away, leaving only a mysterious naked girl who quickly reveals herself to be a {{Time Travel}}er hellbent on saving her mother.
* Naru in the ''Manga/LoveHina'' manga. Also counts as a NakedFirstImpression.
* Lily of ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' is first seen naked in an abandoned lab, strapped to a strange stone structure.
* Puru Two in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'' was nude in a suspended animation chamber upon her first appearance. Oddly, she didn't seem to mind at all when she woke up.
* Fumiaki in ''Anime/OccultAcademy''.
* Melfina in ''Manga/OutlawStar''.
* Technically speaking, [[GenderBender male Ranma]] from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' -- ''she'' arrived to the Tendō home as a female, and the first time the audience (and Akane) saw ''him'' he was climbing out of the bath.
* The first time we see Meru Otonashi, Abiru Kobushi, Nami Hitou and Harumi Fujiyoshi in the first episode of ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', they are naked in a communal bath at an ImagineSpot from Kafuka. However, it probably doesn't count since it's only at Kafuka's imagination.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'':
** We are introduced to Blair in the bath. Soul gets a nosebleed upon busting in her bathroom and crashing right into her cleavage.
** Kishin Asura, who promptly freaks out and make himself some clothes [[BodyHorror out of his own skin]].
* Horo from ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf'' is naked throughout most of the first episode, being a mystical wolf-god who has just taken a human form.
* In ''LightNovel/StrikeTheBlood'', [[KidFromTheFuture Reina]] arrives in the present in a similar manner to the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'', crouching naked in a ball of lightning. She quickly knocks Yukina out and steals her clothes.
* Ryoko from the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' OVA. Though she's in the form of a 700-year-old mummified demon... ugh. In her first appearance as a hot alien chick, she's fully clothed.
** They discuss this in Episode 4, the first time Tenchi sees Ryoko's normal body naked:
--->'''Ryoko:''' You've seen me naked before. Remember? Inside the cave?\\
'''Tenchi:''' Yeah, I remember... but, then you were just a mummy.
%%* Hikari (and possibly Akari) in ''Anime/ThisUglyYetBeautifulWorld''.
* Played with in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', with TheReveal of the identity of the [[HeroKiller One-Eyed]] [[BigBad Owl]]. It initially appears as either a cloaked figure or as a massive, armored beast. But then comes the WhamShot where we ''finally'' see what the Owl looks like in human form, when it emerges naked from its armored shell. [[spoiler:Turns out, we've already met her ''twice'' before, in her identities as [[TheStoryteller Sen Takatsuki]] and [[KingIncognito Eto]]]].
%%* Kuromaru in ''Manga/UQHolder''.
* Yuria from ''Manga/Yuria100Shiki'' is first seen naked in her creator's lab, and remains so for quite a while. Somewhat justified, as it's {{hentai}}, and she's a SexBot. She also runs away from him before he has a chance to give her clothes, though it's not likely he would have.
* {{Justified|Trope}} in ''Manga/ZatchBell''. Zatch went fishing before flying through Kiyo's window, and hadn't yet dressed himself.
* Fiona in ''Anime/ZoidsChaoticCentury'' emerges from her [[HumanPopsicle stasis pod]] nude aside from some pipes wrapped around her body.

* Timmain in ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' first reveals herself to the Wolfriders [[spoiler:after being presumed dead for 10,000 years]] by shape shifting from wolf to elf form, naturally without clothing. This doesn't bother her in the least, although she does pay lip service to modesty by wearing GodivaHair whenever she's in elf form.
** In the ''Siege at Blue Mountain'' series, Leetah's first appearance is her nude, uninhibited dance with Nightfall. This is given a kind of inverted bookend at the end of the series when she's in bed with the sleeping Cutter, looking naked and vulnerable as she contemplates the future.
* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'': Post-Crisis incarnation of Supergirl was found naked in [[HumanPopsicle stasis]] in her spaceship in ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'', {{justified|Trope}} as allowing her to absorb more yellow sun energy. ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2005}} This was later retconned out]]'', though.
* Franchise/{{Superman}}:
** Supergirl's cousin is usually depicted as naked on arrival as well -- but that doesn't warrant as many comments as his cousin as he's always a baby coming out of the rocket.
** Ditto for Chris, the Kryptonian child Clark and [[Comicbook/LoisLane Lois]] wind up fostering. Possibly because his parents didn't have any way to make him clothes [[spoiler:in the Phantom Zone]].
* The first time we meet Apollo and Midnighter in ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' they are naked on the floor of [[HomelessHero an abandoned warehouse]], something that is not explained or even mentioned -- they just get up, put their costumes on and go out fightin' crime. And yet, [[FanDumb some readers]] were still shocked -- shocked, I say! -- when they finally realized these two badasses were a [[BattleCouple couple]].
* In ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' our first introduction to Spider Jerusalem has him completely naked, save for his incredibly long scraggly beard and hair.
* In the original ''ComicBook/{{Den}}'' stories in ''Heavy Metal'', the title characters arrived in Neverwhere as physical ideals and completely nude, but find themselves never needing any clothes afterward.
** However in the animated movie (and for the sake of the censors) Den does put on a loincloth because "There was no way he was gonna walk around this place with his dork hanging out!"
* Granted, it was a dream, but this is how everyone's introduced to Will Vandom in the comics version of ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}''.
* In the ''[[ComicBook/XMen Uncanny X-Men]]'' storyline that introduced the island nation of Genosha, Wolverine and Rogue were teleported there by a mutant code-named Pipeline. Their clothes however weren't.
** Not that long after, Rogue went through the Siege Perilous. When she was brought back in UXM #269, readers were shown her body being built up, first bones, then muscles etc. until she finally sat naked on the floor.
* Sassette in the comic book origin of the Smurflings in ''TheSmurfs'' appears without any clothes when the boy Smurflings create her, leading to PleasePutSomeClothesOn.
* In Creator/RaymondBriggs' ''ComicBook/TheMan'', the Man is stark naked when he reveals himself to the boy. His first request is that the boy [[PleasePutSomeClothesOn finds him some clothes]].

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', when Alex Harris first arrives in the MarvelUniverse, she's naked as a jaybird. She's also falling to earth from orbit like a meteor. When the Air Force rescue team reaches her point of impact, their first reaction to seeing her lying naked in the middle of a crater is bemusement.
-->'''Major Doyle Duffy:''' Well. There's something you don't see every day...
* Inverted in [[http://incestriagirls.tumblr.com/post/51025601793/incestria-girls-epiplot-three this page]] of Catfood-McFly's [[http://incestriagirls.tumblr.com/ Incestria Girls]]. Twilight arrives in the human world fully clothed like the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls2013 show it's parodying]], but promptly strips naked because ponies only wear clothing for special occasions in Equestria and [[WrongGenreSavvy she doesn't want to stand out]]. It ends about as well as you'd expect.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10621216/3/A-Place-Past-Loss A Place Past Loss]]'' after a desperate Harry drinks what he thinks is an exotic poison he wakes up totally naked in an alternate universe.
* ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'': An alternate version of Applejack who became the Element of Laughter comes from a world where the ponies are almost exactly like humans, including having a nudity taboo. When Applejack and Orangejack summoned alternate versions of themselves to help defeat Nightmare Mirror, Laughter Applejack was naked. When this event was later shown from her point of view, it revealed that when she was summoned, she had just had a shower and she lost her towel when she was being sucked into the portal.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2857962/1/Browncoat-Green-Eyes Browncoat, Green Eyes]]'' Harry shows up naked when a distant descendant of the Weasleys uses a special ring to summon him.
* In ''Fanfic/ShadowsOfGiants'', Fluttershy is sent to the human world and turned into a human. She arrives unconscious and naked. Princess Celestia provides her friends with clothes before they travel through the portal to retrieve Fluttershy so the same thing doesn't happen to them.
* In ''Fanfic/PrefectsAfterDark'', the main character strips naked in the opening scene and stays that way for the rest of the story.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In Disney's version of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', Ariel's lower body is unclothed when Ursula turns her into a human

[[folder:Films -- Live Action]]
* ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' starts with Jim naked in a hospital room.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfwycQ5e1iY Uma Thurman's first appearance as Venus]] in ''The Adventures of Baron Munchausen'' is a re-enactment of Sandro Botticelli's nude painting ''[[http://www.p-synd.com/botticelli-venus-big.jpg The Birth of Venus]]''.
* While the title character of ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'' isn't naked in the exact moment she first appears on camera, she quickly corrects this.
* The film ''Film/BeforeTheDevilKnowsYoureDead'' starts with two of the main characters in a sex scene that is borderline hardcore.
* In ''The Blood Spattered Bride'', LesbianVampire Literature/{{Carmilla}} has a memorable entrance -- she's discovered buried in the sand, naked, wearing only a breathing snorkel.
* In "Buenos Aires Vice Versa" the main female character is shown completely naked in the first scene she appears.
* In the beginning of ''Film/DarkCity'', the main character awakes in a bathtub.
* Julie Warner's character in ''Doc Hollywood'' is first seen emerging from a lake where she's been skinny dipping.
* Rufus (Chris Rock) pulls this off literally in ''Film/{{Dogma}}''.
* Remember Creator/UrsulaAndress coming out of the ocean in the ''Film/JamesBond'' movie ''Film/DrNo'', wearing only a bikini and a hunting belt? In [[Literature/DrNo the novel]], it was just a belt.
* Leeloo in ''Film/TheFifthElement'' is shown getting reconstructed from her DNA. After a few moments of PG-13 nudity, the machine dresses her in fashionably revealing bandages.
* Mr. Chow of ''Film/TheHangover'' first appears naked in both films of the series. In the second it is rather low key, but in the first he [[spoiler:jumps screaming out of a car's trunk and proceeds to beat two of the protagonists senseless]].
* In ''Film/AKnightsTale'' Geoff first appears walking down a road stark naked. In the commentary Paul Bettany laughs about how unusual a way this is for an actor to make his entrance into mainstream American film.
* Gorgeous Mathilda May spends almost the entirety of space vampire movie ''Film/{{Lifeforce}}'' completely naked.
* In ''Film/{{Overboard}}'', Joanna is pulled out of the water wearing nothing but her panties. She lost her nightgown and robe in the ocean. This could be taken as symbolic vulnerability referring to her amnesia.
* Done twice by Milla Jovovich in the ''Film/ResidentEvil'' movies.
* The Brazilian film ''Sal De Prata'' starts with a woman naked -- shown only from above the shoulders, however -- explaining why the movie is rated "18+". Oh, and she's having implied sex from out the screen. Anyway, this woman is one of the main characters, and the scene is actually part of a [[ShowWithinAShow Movie Within a Movie]].
* Several times in the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' series, since you CantTakeAnythingWithYou when traveling back in time. From a canonical standpoint, this means anything ''nonliving''. One might question why Terminators don't smuggle clothes in their various body cavities instead of having to go through that "give me your clothes" routine, but watching Arnold literally pull clothes out of his ass would undoubtedly {{Squick}} many viewers. On the other hand, only RuleOfFunny can explain why the shape-shifting T-1000 also arrives naked, even though its "clothes" are ''part of its body''.
* In ''Film/HacksawRidge'', cocky fellow-recruit Milt "Hollywood" Zane is first shown exercising stark naked in front of everyone, for no reason other than to show off his physique (and, incidentally, for a whole load of [[MrFanservice fanservice]]). This fails to impress the squad Sergeant, who makes him complete ''the entire day’s training'' in the nude, including an obstacle course which requires a lot of crawling along the ground.
* [[HandsomeLech Otter's]] first appearance in ''Film/AnimalHouse'' has him wearing only a ModestyTowel, which he removes shortly after.
* We're first introduced to Maude Lebowski in ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' as she's swinging from a harness naked while squirting paint on a canvas.
* ''The Seduction'' begins with Morgan Fairchild [[SkinnyDipping swimming naked]].
* Played with in ''{{Film/Sleeper}}'', where Creator/WoodyAllen claims he will clone the dictatorial leader from his remains (his nose) directly into his suit (he's bluffing).
* In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', Logan wakes up in the past naked... because his past self just spent the night in bed with the woman he's supposed to be guarding.
* ''Film/{{Flight}}'' begins (after an establishing building shot) with Katerina waking up in Whip's hotel room completely naked, with a closeup shot of her breasts to boot.
* The 1989 b-movie ''Princess Warrior'' has teleportation that requires the subject to be naked.
* ''Film/DarkAngelTheAscent'': After Veronica's arrival on Earth, both her demonic appearance and her clothes vanish as she becomes more or less human, attracting the attention of a curious crowd.
* In ''Film/{{Splash}}'', when Madison first sets foot on dry land, she emerges on Ellis Island completely naked, much to the dismay of a group of tourists viewing the Statue of Liberty:
-->'''Tour guide:''' The Statue is a gift from French citizens and has come to symbolize hope [[DistractedByTheSexy for naked women everywhere]]... BOCCE BALLS!
* Kal-El arrives like this in ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', complete with MaleFrontalNudity.
* In ''Film/YamatoTakeru'', PhysicalGod Tsukuyomi is naked upon being released from his [[SealedEvilInACan ice prison]]. A SceneryCensor is conveniently available until he manages to conjure up some armor.

[[folder:Fine art]]
* ''The Birth of Venus'', Sandro Botticelli, c.1485. GreekMythology states that Venus or Aphrodite was born a fully-formed woman out of sea foam - and, naturally, she wasn't wearing a stitch. The "Birth of Venus" is understandably a very popular motif in Western fine art.

* Friday the Caribbean tribesman in ''Literature/RobinsonCrusoe''. The novel associates nakedness with [[TheSavageIndian savagery]], so one of Crusoe's first steps towards "civilizing" Friday is to give him clothing.
* Mowgli in Creator/RudyardKipling's original ''Literature/TheJungleBook'' is [[WildChild adopted by a pair of wolves]] as a naked baby, and spends most of his childhood and adolescence naked.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': Greebo's first appearance as a human. Nanny's reaction? [[BiggusDickus "Cor."]] Even Granny Weatherwax turns red and starts hyperventilating.
* In ''Literature/MagicKingdomForSaleSold'', Willow greets Ben this way.
* Zedd in ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth''. And in the adaptation, too.
* In ''Sorceress of Faith,'' the second book in Robin D. Owens' fantasy/romance series ''The Summoning,'' the main character is summoned from Earth to a fantasy world while she attempts to work a skyclad Wiccan ritual ... meaning she's bare and embarrassed when she makes her first appearance before her summoners.
* Touchstone makes his debut in this fashion in ''Literature/{{Sabriel}}''. In this case, he's been enchanted into the appearance of a wood statue and stuck on the front of a ship, with his soul trapped in Death. [[ActionGirl Sabriel]] has to retrieve him, with some embarrassment on her part. [[spoiler:It was done by the Abhorsen of his time, two hundred years ago, to protect the [[RoyalBlood last remaining member of the royal family]], [[RoyalBastard bastard or no]], until [[BigBad Kerrigor]] could be defeated. The place with the ships was heavily enchanted against Free Magic and undead power, making it the safest place in the kingdom. Why stripping his clothes, turning him into figurehead, and mounting him on the front of a ship was necessary, no one really knows. Possibly nude figureheads are the fashion. At any rate, a figurehead mounted on a ship would be less conspicuous than one lying around on the floor.]]
* ''Literature/TheChildrenOfHurin'': Túrin's first meeting with his LoveInterest Níniel is of her lying naked on the grave of the elf who had an unrequited crush on him. He takes this as a sign and later they get married. [[spoiler:It's a pity then that she's actually his long-lost sister Niënor]].
* Johanna Mason in ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', specifically ''Catching Fire''. While she is wearing clothes, she then takes everything off in an elevator while casually talking to Katniss and Peeta, presumably because NakedPeopleAreFunny and because, like Finnick and Chaff, she was messing with Katniss, the "pure" half of the "star-crossed lovers".
* Joan Smith, the slightly odd girl encountered in Creator/RobertWestall short story ''[[Literature/BreakOfDark Hitchhiker]]'' first appears completely naked. She claims this is because her clothes have been stolen.
* In ''Literature/MrBlank'', Gehenna Tattoo is introduced fully nude, presumably to show off the... odd physique. It's also the middle of an orgy, so it makes sense.
** Lord Hezebolus in [[Literature/GetBlank the sequel]] is also naked. Well, other than the helmet.
* Averted in ''Literature/TimeRiders''. Prior to ''Gates of Rome'', the team would have to time travel in their underwear then change into their clothes (carried in a waterproof bag they would later bury) when they got there. Rashim's displacement method avoids this completely.
* The ''Literature/TimeWarpTrio'' book about cavemen, [[OncePerEpisode like most of the stories]], begins with the Trio already in the new time period before explaining HowWeGotHere. However, ''this'' time the first thing the boys notice is that they're naked. Well, almost--Fred still has his baseball hat and Sam has his NerdGlasses; all Joe got to keep was a straw he was using for a magic trick. They tried to take a bunch of modern stuff back with them this time, and apparently ''[[AppliedPhlebotinum The Book]]'' decided that you CantTakeAnythingWithYou if you're gonna be a twerp about it. They make clothes [[GardenGarment out of large leaves]]. This whole trope was {{Averted}} in the [[Series/TimeWarpTrio TV episode]] based on this book.
* Happens in ''Literature/WhenYouReachMe'' combined with CantTakeAnythingWithYou time travel. At one point during the climax, Miranda even sees a naked man appear and then disappear. This was due to the [[spoiler:laughing Man]] trying to appear from the future. In fact, it is likely all of the times they were locked in school due to a naked man seen nearby were all the same thing.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* River Tam in ''{{Series/Firefly}},'' which ''definitely'' uses the "vulnerability" implication. The entire sequence seems like a metaphor for rebirth; River emerges [[GirlInABox from a box]], screaming, crying, and confused, and immediately adopts a [[FetalPositionRebirth fetal position]] once she gets out of the box itself, and is naked until Inara, ''Serenity's'' mother figure, [[YouMustBeCold wraps her up in clothes]].
* The main character in the {{Creator/FOX}} series ''Series/JohnDoe''.
* ''Series/KyleXY'' begins, My birth was unconventional at best. My first memory was waking up in the forest. Like a newborn baby, I had no idea who I was or what was happening. My eyes weren't sure what they were seeing. Every sight, sound and feeling was unfamiliar. Every species is born with instincts that ultimately create a balance with nature. Every species except the one I was born into.
* Daniel Jackson's first appearance in season 7 of ''Series/StargateSG1'', after his [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence de-ascension]] and just before his return to the main cast. This was so nice, they did it twice: in the season 8 episode "Threads", Daniel ascended again, then descends... in Stargate Command, a room away from the rest of SG-1, and immediately asks Jack O'Neill for something to cover himself up. And ends up using a flag. [[FanNickname RepliCarter's]] first appearance is also naked.
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' for "Journey's End" [[spoiler:the clone of the Tenth Doctor comes into existence sans clothing. And the fangirls [[{{Squee}} go wild!]]]]
** Third Doctor -- highlights a partial example, at the end of 'Spearhead from Space'. The Doctor talks about how he's landed on his feet... "I came to this planet with nothing but the clothes on my bac-- I've just realized these clothes aren't even mine!"
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Deja Q", Q is turned into a human and literally ''dropped'' on the bridge, stark naked.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Broken Link", when the Founders [[spoiler:punish Odo by turning him into a flesh-and-blood quasi-human, he is ejected from their Great Link]] naked.
* In the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' season four premiere, we see that Clark is flung back to Earth via lightning bolt, in the middle of a cornfield, stark naked. As far as he claims he is Kal-El so it is very much like a birth. As he's in his cold, emotionless Kryptonian mindset, he doesn't seem to realize or care at ''all'' that he's naked.
* When Xena and Gabrielle arrive in Illusyia in "The Bitter Suite" episode of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', both are completely naked, having lost their clothes to the rapids that brought them there.
* In the ''{{Series/Eureka}}'' season four premiere, Fargo is in the shower when his cell phone rings. He answers it and gets dragged [[TimeTravel back in time to 1947]].
** He also has a short fantasy sequence where he imitates [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} T-800]].
* Brooke Burns once opened ''Dog Eat Dog'' naked but pixelated.
* Jason finds himself washing up on a beach completely in the nude in episode one of ''Series/{{Atlantis}}''.

* In "The Fountain of Salmacis" by Genesis, based on Myth/GreekMythology, Hermaphroditus sees the nymph Salmacis "in a cloak of mist alone".

* Famously subverted by Athena in Myth/ClassicalMythology, who sprang from Zeus' head fully armed and clothed. Evidently being a virgin goddess extends to never being naked.

[[folder:Print Media]]
* In one of her earliest appearances as a model, Cindy Crawford was topless in the March, 1989 issue of ''Vogue'' magazine.{{NSFW}} She was modeling makeup in the photo. (The previous year she posed nude in ''Playboy''.)
* Marilyn Monroe as the first ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' Playmate in 1953.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': In ''Literature/TestOfMetal'', Tezzeret spends a lot of time naked because he keeps getting yanked across space and time and his clothes don't come with him.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/LunarEternalBlue'', Lucia is naked when awakening on the Blue Star, and arrives on Lunar several seconds before her clothes.
* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire''
** Ryu in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'' -- once when he's a child and once when he's a teenager. Definitely to give off an impression of vulnerability. Deis /Bleu is also naked at first, both while sealed in a magic pyramid and asleep ''and'' after being awakened. She is not vulnerable however, giving BigGuy Garr the beating of his life while berating him. Interestingly enough, Ryu, who himself has many many instances of being NakedOnArrival, is shown to be ''extremely shy'' around her, turning beet red and looking away.
** Ryu starts off this way in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'' The first character who he meets after his arrival promptly points him to a box of clothing.
* The first time we seen Johnny in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', Meryl has just [[MuggedForDisguise stripped him naked and stolen his uniform]], establishing his status as the series' ButtMonkey. (While he's [[DigitalBikini wearing underwear]] in the Japanese version, in the US version he's covered only by {{Pixellation}}.) Surprisingly, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' [[spoiler:ends with the two of them getting married]].
** Although he'd appeared in ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' first (and in [[SarcasmMode glorious 12x32 resolution]]), the first appearance of Solid Snake in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' is during the Briefing videos, in which he is naked - possibly to show off his brand new character design and [[FanServicePack to establish that he's supposed to be sexy now]].
* Cortana from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' starts off as a naked computer ExpositionFairy, and stays that way since. [[spoiler:Though it's subverted in her appearance in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''...]]
* Sera in ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga''. It happens in the sequel, too.
* Sera in ''[[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Mega Man Legends 2]]''. Mega Man got quite an eyeful there.
* Bill Rizer in ''VideoGame/{{Contra}} [=ReBirth=]'', after waking up from time travel. Brownie helpfully hands him his bandanna (but not pants).
* Idea's first appearance in ''Soma Bringer'' is naked and curled up in a cocoon.
* In ''Dreamweb'', Ryan first appears when the Keepers summon him from his girlfriend's bed (don't get excited, he was just sleeping).
** This also applies to his girlfriend Eden, who ''only'' appears naked -- the first time you see her, she's in bed, and the second time she's taking a bath.
* ''VideoGame/EarnestEvans'': Annet first appears naked on a sacrificial altar, before Earnest rescues her (and gives her his jacket) . . . but only in the Japanese Sega CD version, as the American Genesis version [[NoExportForYou was missing all of the cutscenes]].
* Not seen, but described in the VideoGame/GoldBox game ''Secret of the Silver Blades''. The game opens with the player's party members being unwittingly summoned via teleportation by desperate townspeople. Unfortunately (and to justify the BagOfSpilling effect for characters imported from the previous game), they accidentally neglected to configure the teleport spell to bring in the party's possessions; this includes the characters' clothing.
* In ''A Pixel Story'' the main character, who used to literally ''be'' a pixel, shows up in the game world post-introduction as a naked humanoid figure. ExpositionFairy Search tosses them a shirt and pair of overalls.
* In ''VideoGame/Gamer2'', Hailey spends the entire game trapped in a virtual reality world. Her clothes are only shown when she wakes back up in the real world.
** Also applies to the final boss, 'Player 2', who joins the game in the final level.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'': While he is not immediately introduced this way, in the first chapter in which he appears, Gabriel Dunn strips down to his skin for his fire-walking trial.

* In ''Webcomic/SwordCatPrincess'', fairy princess Julia touches down in the human realm [[http://www.SwordCatPrincess.thecomicseries.com/comics/27/ naked]], but indistinctly so, appearing to be covered as though by latex/body paint.
* ''Webcomic/{{Ayuri}}'': When building [[RobotGirl Kay]], the crew neglects to clothe her.
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', the probably-not-robot ninja assassin Oasis is introduced in [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=990922 this]] strip, producing a phrase that has become the title of an entire book of Sluggy comics: "Game Called on Account of Naked Chick".
* Naturally, most of the characters in ''Webcomic/TheBarePit'' qualify, since it's a naturist comic. In fact, lots of people get this impression of Zoot, since the first story arc features him absentmindedly strolling into town naked.
* Angora from ''Webcomic/TheMeek'' appears nude on the front cover of the very first chapter, and runs around nude for some time after that.
* Grace in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' comes close, but wears a trench coat because it's the middle of winter.
* Neko in ''Webcomic/BladeOfToshubi''.
* Gren (and probably others) in ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic''.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', Caliban is kicked out of hell in human form, stark naked. Mirroring that, Mell herself gets kicked out of heaven, similarly starkers.
* In ''Webcomic/TemplarArizona'', we first meet Ben [[GoodMorningCrono as he's waking up]], and he sleeps in the nude. He gets dressed as soon as he gets out of bed, though.
* When [[Webcomic/{{Curvy}} Anaïs]] first arrives in Corporate World she doesn't have any clothes on.
* The gods in ''Webcomic/VanadysTalesOfAFallenGoddess'' are all naked in the prologue, which takes place before clothes have been invented.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Shifters}}'' Ferrah ends up in this trope when she arrives in a [[spoiler:Mental World after being hypnotized or dominated by a vampire's mental power]], though she quickly employs HandOrObjectUnderwear. Seen [[http://shiftersonline.com/chapter-3-pg-1/ here]].
* Creator/BenjaminFranklin spends his first ten pages of ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'' [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/2011/10/19/10192011/ completely naked.]]
* In one comic of ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' the time travel version is discussed and [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/whenever-i-try-to-reason-how-terminator-hair-can-time-travel-i-alway-end-up-imagining-terminators-in-ugly-christmas-sweaters joked about.]]
* ''Webcomic/TheSecretsOfTheAfterlife'' begins with a naked girl falling from the sky.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Literature/OmegaGuardians''
** Happens to Ace and Walker, courtesy of Sam's teleportation device, which didn't account for their clothes. The situation improves when Sam realizes the teleporter worked (only after he gets a small slap on the wrist when they're believed dead), but then gets serious again when he finds he didn't send his friends into the next room, he sent them into the next COUNTRY. Cue Walker and Ace arriving in the middle of a South American campsite stark naked.
* Quite a few ''ournalRoleplay'' settings feature this, often also having the unfortunate characters arrive CoveredInGunge. Examples include Roleplay/Trans9, where hundreds of people "podpop", and Roleplay/Edensphere, where they break out of cocoons and find themselves to have LaserGuidedAmnesia.
* In ''Literature/SmallProblem'', Debby Small has shrunk out of her pajamas.
* Erin Andrews in her [[ThePeepingTom peephole video]]. The video shows her ritual of ironing and curling her hair in the nude, along with her casual nudity lifestyle. The video was shot by her [[StalkerWithACrush stalker]], Michael David Barrett through peepholes in her hotel rooms at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and the Radisson Hotel in Milwaukee, WI.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats1985'': The first episode has all the heroes naked until Jaga gives them clothes.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWorldOfDavidTheGnome'': David first greets the viewers while taking a bath. He explains the purpose of the show in this manner until his wife brings him a towel, and then continues his introduction while getting dressed.
* In the episode "The Transmogrification of Eunice" of ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', the episode's titular character is found in this manner by Ben, Gwen, and Kevin, covered by CensorSteam.
* In {{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}, one of the Anthology of Interest episodes has Bender becoming human by way of "reverse fossilization". As he transforms, he is originally naked, but Hermes covers his newly formed privates with underwear before anyone can see them.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[CaptainObvious You, duh.]]