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In a lot of comic books, characters that are supposed to have particularly "tight" bodies will be depicted as having a constant high-gloss on their exposed skin, even when they're supposed to be completely dry. This could be to emphasize their smooth skin, or to draw more attention to a woman's bosom or [[ShesGotLegs legs]]. If done well, it will give the impression of youthful elasticity and sturdiness. If overdone, it might lead to characters looking more like [[UncannyValley inflatable dolls]], which might or might not be the [[FanService desired effect]].



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* An episode of ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' parodied fanservicey anime by turning up the contrast and brightness of the show to achieve this effect.
* Creator/MasamuneShirow (example pictured at right) became the absolute master of this trope when he started drawing highlights on his characters with Color Dodge layers in Photoshop. Before he learned that technique, his characters came off with sort of a [[http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h245/DRCEQ2/Shirow%20Masamune/Feb2006.jpg slightly burnt skin]] appearance that was still just as sexy. One of his erotic series is called "Galgrease", due to the high levels of shiny.
* The works of Satoshi Urushihara. [[MeaningfulName Urushi]] is a sort of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_lacquerware Japanese lacquer]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Most Creator/{{DC|Comics}} and Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} characters have undergone this, depending on the artist. Especially the female ones.
* The Stormy Knight version of ComicBook/PhantomLady displayed this a lot in the mid-2000s version of ''ComicBook/FreedomFighters''. This was particularly notable since the artist didn't do this to any other character in the comic, leading to a fan theory that she was actually an [[Series/DoctorWho Auton]].
* Many western comics during UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks utilized or imitated the style of the Liquid! coloring studio, which emphasized heavy use of bright, primary colors and more light sources than a Thomas Kinkade painting.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* In addition to oil/lotion, wrestlers do a light workout/exercise before a match to achieve this look.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Mods for ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' are infamous of this trope.
* ''WWE Day of Reckoning'' for the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube went too far overboard with this look, leading to criticisms that created wrestlers and their outfits looked overly glossy to the point that they resembled action figures more than people. The next game in that series dialed it back and some newer wrestling games have a sliding bar that lets you adjust the oiled-up look yourself, from zero shine to so much gloss that wrestlers practically ''glow''.
* All the playable characters in the UpdatedRerelease of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' for the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube, as well as everybody in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''.

* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0736.html parodied this]] in the strip introducing the gladiators.
-->You will remain stripped to the waist with your muscles oiled at all times, for no apparent purpose. See the oil steward if your skin becomes dry for any reason.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The works of Creator/DPRagan, particularly due to his tendency to go for DressedAllInRubber as well.
* Celebrities often rub oil into their skin to achieve this look.
* Bodybuilders who participate in competitions will oil up their bodies so that their musculature will be more visible to the judges.