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->''"Doesn't he own a shirt?!"''
-->-- '''Edward''', ''{{Literature/Twilight}}'', about Jacob

If the cast of your favorite show happens to include an [[MrFanservice attractive male]], the chances are high that he's going to wind up [[ShirtlessScene losing his shirt]] [[note]][[StripPoker probably not in a gambling parlor]][[/note]] sooner or later. It may be gratuitous, and it will almost certainly bring the {{squee}}, but it will also be temporary. Eventually, Mr. Fanservice will replace his shirt, and you'll have to resort to rewinds and freeze-frames if you haven't gotten your fill.

Unless, of course, the object of your PerverseSexualLust is ''this guy''.

The Walking Shirtless Scene isn't the dude who gets the most frequent or gratuitous Shirtless Scenes. In fact, he's the guy who has ''no'' Shirtless Scenes--because that would imply that he wears a shirt to begin with. The Walking Shirtless Scene is, instead, the dude whose ''default attire'' involves parading around half-naked. His LimitedWardrobe is ''so'' limited, that it doesn't even include a shirt--or if it does, he seems to be totally incapable of keeping it shut. And even if he ''does'' have an UnlimitedWardrobe, every outfit would have the singularly shared trait of lacking anything that covers his upper torso.

As you might guess, [[EstrogenBrigade fangirls love him]]. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim And sometimes guys, as well]].

Super trope to NoShirtLongJacket. Subtrope of {{Stripperiffic}}. For non-{{Fanservice}}-y examples of shirtless {{Funny Animal}}s[=/=]{{Civilized Animal}}s, see HalfDressedCartoonAnimal.

For [[NippleAndDimed obvious reasons]], this is a practically [[AlwaysMale male-exclusive]] form of {{Stripperiffic}}-ness. Normally, the closest you can hope from [[DistaffCounterpart someone without a Y chromosome]] is some AbsoluteCleavage, GodivaHair or a WalkingSwimsuitScene. Exceptions to this rule are '''very''' rare, and require some rather impressive design gymnastics to implement.


* Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike
* The Watch ESPN commercial [[http://www.ispot.tv/ad/77CE/watch-espn-app-store-models Store Models.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_7zjKIl050 This]] Subaru Forester commercial.
* The BOD Man [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbS-n_ux-bs football]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG4TAvD6Wwo soccer]] commercials.
* "A Thousand Quivers" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57kX_8gTdM0 Coty Wild Musk]]
* ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPbfS19IBGE promo]]
* Everyone in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDfxBs-QRrE this]] Coca-Cola commercial.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
** Kamina (pictured). As one of our own has put it: "Kamina has no shirt. Kamina NEEDS no shirt." The one time he did doesn't count due to the local LotusEaterMachine [[spoiler:-- also the Kamina with a shirt was a blatant fake.]]
** Simon for the entirety of the Lordgenome arc and the final battle against [[spoiler:Anti-Spiral]].
** The aforementioned Lordgenome for 90% of his screentime.
** The manga lampshades this in an early {{Yonkoma}}, pointing out that [[CampGay Leeron]] is the only one of the cast that actually wore a shirt at that point in the story. YouDontWantToKnow why that is, or at least that's what Simon decides.
* Urek Mazino from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''. Maybe not that great an idea, because then everyone can see that he had his own name tattooed on his back.
* The anime-exclusive villain Valgaav from the third season of ''Anime/{{Slayers}}'': first half of series: flimsy top that exposes most of his chest and all of his midriff. Second half: no shirt. And in a flashback of him in his past: [[OverlyLongGag no shirt.]] Seriously, he's allergic to shirts.
* Senzaimon Nakiri of ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'' sports a robe in most instances. When he tastes delicious food, he will end up bursting out of his robe to go topless. This trope is exploited heavily when he judges the Autumn Elections.
* Bear from ''Anime/DotHackSign''.
* Ryota Kajiki/Mako Tsunami from ''Anime/YuGiOh'', which [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries The Abridged Series]] naturally lampshaded ("I like that he doesn't wear a shirt"). Back when Yami/The Pharaoh was... well, ''alive'', he also was one -- along with pretty much ''everyone'' in Egypt. Odd, considering how much sun there was.
** TruthInTelevision; the fact that it was so sunny was precisely why shirts would be impractical (you would overheat too quickly in them, and robes weren't always practical or acceptable). Sunburn wouldn't be a problem.
* Di Long from ''Manga/HaouAiren''
* ''Manga/OnePiece''
** This could be the reason [[TheAce Portgas. D. Ace]] got so much extra screentime in the anime. There's also Whitebeard, Luffy, Marco, Mihawk, Eustass, Mr 1... the list goes on! They're pirates after all.
** Occasionally [[MrFanservice Zoro]] as well, depending on the arc; same with [[{{Bishounen}} Law]], who had this during the Dressrosa arc.
** Franky gets bonus points for only wearing speedo on his bottom half.
** Let's not forget Smoker, who walks around in an open fronted jacket. [[spoiler: For added fun, when he forcibly has his body switched with that of his female subordinate, he decides [[AbsoluteCleavage to keep the look]].]]
** Also [[FanDisservice Hannyabal and Blackbeard]].
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez, whose finely sculpted abs draw about as much attention as his [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]]. He might as well not be wearing a shirt at all with the amount of coverage it provides.
** Kensei Muguruma has an open shirt to expose the 69 tattooed on his finely sculpted abs.
** Avirama doesn't wear a shirt, or anything else on his upper body for that matter, save for a pair of detached sleeves.
** In the (filler) Zanpakuto Strange Tales Arc, the spirit manifestations of Ruri'iro Kujaku and Kazeshini are constantly shirtless.
** Gerard Valkyrie dresses like a Viking caricature, or an anime version of ComicBook/TheMightyThor: baggy trousers, boots, bracers, winged helmet-mask and even a superhero cape. However, his upper body is completely naked. The cape has to be strapped to his shoulders.
* ''Manga/FairyTail''
** Natsu's pre-TimeSkip vest isn't very concealing.
** Gray, who is prone to unconsciously stripping down to his underwear, is an even better example.
* The eponymous Chrono of ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' is this whenever he's in his [[OneWingedAngel true form]].
* Van Fanel from the ''Anime/VisionOfEscaflowne'' TV series is not a case of this, despite a certain [[WingPull race-related ability]] that [[ClothingDamage renders shirts unusable]]. ''[[TheMovie Movie]]'' Van, on the other hand, sees the futility of such clothing and instead chooses to [[http://media.animegalleries.net/albums/Escaflowne/hitomi-van/esca_hito-van042.jpg parade]] [[http://media.animegalleries.net/albums/Escaflowne/hitomi-van/esca_hito-van047.jpg around]] [[http://media.animegalleries.net/albums/Escaflowne/van/esca_van027.jpg half]] [[http://media.animegalleries.net/albums/Escaflowne/van/esca_van042.jpg naked]] -- and for that, we thank him.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** Both Sasuke in Part II (who is lean, but moderately muscular) and the Raikage (who is ''utterly freaking ripped'') have very open shirts, and the latter takes his off completely when fighting.
*** Sasuke actually has a functional reason for his not-shirt; it's so his Cursed Seal form's wings don't rip his clothes every time he uses them as they erupt from his back. [[spoiler:When Itachi removes this ability, Sasuke reverts to more standard clothing.]]
** On the other hand, Zabuza doesn't wear anything on his upper body in his first appearance but a few straps and arm-warmers (except for some flashbacks to when he was still with the Mist Village and he wears a standard flak jacket). He later switches to a tanktop
** Utakata, the container of the Six-Tailed Slug (believe it or not he's a {{bishounen}}) wears his kimono half open, revealing his chest and, if it weren't for his strategically-placed soap container, much more.
** We see in a flashback that Hanzo used to fight shirtless because [[PoisonousPerson he can release poison]] from a venom sac he implanted in his abdomen and clothes apparently make it hard to release it.
** And let's not get started on Hidan, who can't be troubled to wear a shirt or button up his cloak all the way.
** Kimmimaro often keeps his shirt open. Justified as he needs to pull out his bones whenever necessary.
* Sanosuke Sagara from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' is a lean, mean, shirtless fighting machine! Complete with {{sarashi}}.
** In the live-action movies he tends to take his jacket off pretty frequently to enhance the effect.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''
** Both Greed and Ling in the manga wear vest/jacket-type things that nevertheless leave their chests and tummies nice and visible. {{Foreshadowing}}?
** In Chapter 104, [[spoiler: after Father absorbs God]], he ends up looking just like Hohenheim. Specifically, a half-naked, teenage Hohenheim. And he spends the next several chapters like this too. Quickly turns into FanDisservice after [[spoiler:Hohenheim's countermeasure strips him of the souls needed to comfortably contain his new power]], causing unsightly, bulging veins to pop all over his body.
** Armstrong is [[RunningGag always getting his shirt ripped off]] when he flexes his muscles.
* Jack Rakan of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' generally wears his shirts open, if he wears one at all.
* Creed from ''Manga/BlackCat'' has his chest constantly exposed due to the [[strike:ridiculously gay]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/blackcat_creed_25.jpg interesting clothes]] he wears. And when he's not a Walking Shirtless Scene, it's because he's butt naked.
* In the manga ''Manga/ShamanKing'', [=HoroHoro's=] battle outfit is just shorts and a long, sleeveless, unbuttonable coat, but he tends to spend a lot of time sporting only bandages and his boxers. When he's not having a bath with all the other guys wearing only a towel. On another hand, Ren is a repeat offender (bathes completely naked even with other people), Hao is shirtless under his poncho and Yoh's uniform shirt is always unbuttoned, but they're not as bad.
* Johnny Rayflo of ''Manga/{{Vassalord}}''. Also seems physically incapable of buttoning up his PANTS.
* Crow of ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' occasionally wears a coat, but doesn't seem to want to button it up.
* Deville of Huckebein from ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'', whose outfit consists of boots, pants, a strip of cloth hanging off from his shoulders, and nothing else.
* Shichika from ''LightNovel/{{Katanagatari}}''. Upon removing him from his secluded island home, Togame took him to a clothing store in the hope of doing away with his ragged, half-naked state. He somehow left the store with an outfit that covers even ''less''.
* Meryem the humanoid chimera ant king in ''Manga/HunterXHunter''. And Uvogin.
* Bertuccio and Baptistin the bodyguards in ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}''.
* Several characters from ''Manga/SakigakeOtokojuku'' wear their uniform jackets unbuttoned with no shirts beneath.
* South Carolina of ''The Statetan-Project'' never wears shirts or shoes. Even during the Civil War. Seriously. Apparently this exposure works very well, since a certain Virginian can't keep her eyes off of him...
* [[spoiler:Blair]] becomes this in ''Manga/SoulEater'', when [[spoiler: she and the main cast go into the Book of Eibon and get {{gender flip}}ped in the Lust Chapter]].
* In ''Manga/WildRock'', the young men of both clans never wear shirts. Emphasized further by wearing necklaces, arm warmers, {{Loincloth}}s and leg warmers, all which just serve to frame their bare torsos.
* [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Marco Owen]] in ''Manga/KingOfThorn''. He loses his shirt fairly early on and never bothers to replace it, thus giving us a good view of all the [[TattooedCrook tattoos he got whilst in prison]]. [[spoiler:And later, all the scars he's gotten as a result of his fight with one of the Zeus Race/dying/being resurrected.]]
* ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'': Zekka's outfit consists entirely of boots, pants and a vest that he is physically unable to button, [[HellBentForLeather all leather]]. [[{{Shotoclone}} Toji's]] ''gi'' is also always much too loose on his chest. Largely justified in that not only are both [[TheAce epic level]] [[MartialArtsAndCrafts martial artists]], but in that settings about 90% of population are {{Hollywood Cyborg}}s, so they don't ''need'' clothes in the first place.
* Brock from the ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' manga. He's shirtless at first just like the original sprite of the game.
* In the ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' original series, [[TheLancer Joe Asakura]] wore a rather skin-tight shirt. In the OAV, however, he wore [[HellBentForLeather leather pants and jacket]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV8XUkgMrpQ but no shirt.]]
* In ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'' no [[OurGeniesAreDifferent Djinn]], male or female, has ever been depicted wearing a shirt. Likewise, every male who uses [[WillingChanneler Djinn Equip]], except [[NumberTwo Koumei]] for some reason. (Maybe because of his relatively scrawny GeekPhysique.)
** There's also Judar, who thought to cover his shoulders with a tiny choli but for some reason bares the rest.
* After (quite literally) stripping off his teacher disguise in the fourteenth episode of ''Anime/KillLaKill'', resident MrFanservice Aikuro Mikisugi pretty much never puts on a shirt (or pants, or [[GoingCommando underwear]]...though occasionally a [[NoShirtLongJacket labcoat]]) again. This trope applies to every other member of Nudist Beach too, including Tsumugu, as well as [[spoiler:Gamagoori, Inumuta, Sanageyama, Nonon, and the Mankanshokus]] after episode eighteen.
* In ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', after Jake Martinez gets released from prison, he either wears an unfastened fur coat, or nothing on his upper body to show off his rock hard abs and numerous tattoos. It's compounded by the fact that he doesn't seem to know how to fasten his pants.
* Joseph Gustav Newton from ''Manga/TerraFormars''.
* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' is notable for having ''a giant robot'' pull this off. Chibodee's Gundam Maxter has a "Boxing Mode" that makes its shoulder pads become boxing gloves, and also makes its chest plate fly off. [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/gundam/images/b/b5/Maxter.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20131121232637 Turns out it sports some nice pecs.]]
* All pilots of Chryse Guard Security in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' are prone to this. Justified, they pilot Mobile Suits with their back wired with cords and most of them have cybernetic implants jutting out of their backs that act as ports for the [[{{Synchronization}} biometric interfaces.]]
* ''Manga/{{Adekan}}'': Both Shiro and Anri wear clothing that reveals their chests. Anri doesn't wear a shirt and Shiro's kimono frequently falls open to reveal his chest and [[GoingCommando his junk]].
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': From the first series, Bruno of the Elite Four is always shirtless, just like his game counterpart.
** From ''Sun and Moon'': Kiawe is always shirtless, even in class, on the plane or in others' home (The only exception is in the baseball game, he is wearing a baseball uniform). Professor Kukui also counts, since he just wears an open lab coat with no shirt underneath. Like Bruno, its justified by being based on game counterparts, as well as the fact that it fits the island theme.
* ''Anime/YuYuHakusho'': In a sense Hiei fits this as well. For the entirety of 12 episodes of the 40 episode Dark Tournament arc he is completely shirtless. That and in the entire first season he doesn't wear a shirt under his jacket at all, including in the intro, and he takes off his jacked whenever he fights. Later on he wears a shirt more often, either black or light blue and also tends to lose them less often in battle (after Zeru he only loses his shirt again to Mukuro).

* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', the one standout example is Eijirou Kirishima, whose costume leaves him bare-chested because he's trying to pass himself off as really manly. That, and if he's not careful when he uses his "Hardening" Quirk, he's liable to [[ClothingDamage tear up his clothes with his sharpened body.]] Tetsutetsu Tetsutetesu, his redundant counterpart, is a slightly less prevalent example, as his hero costume covers up a bit more of his chest and his Quirk, "Solid Steel", doesn't pose the risk of damaging his clothes.
* Ginga from ''{{Manga/Change 123}}'', as befitting the wild-child personality and appearance, runs around shirtless for large portions of their early appearance. [[spoiler:Until ''she'' starts growing breasts, anyway.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Mike Grell's [[http://www.comicartcommunity.com/gallery/details.php?image_id=33361 costume]] for the ''Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes''[='=] Cosmic Boy, aka the "[[FanNickname Cosmic Corset]]".
* Any number of loincloth-wearing barbarian heroes, most notable of whom is ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian. Averted in the original ''Conan'' stories, where he usually wears armour or clothing appropriate to the environment.
* Creator/DCComics' ComicBook/{{Hawkman}}, most of whose costumes leave his whole chest bare except for a logo and some bondage-y leather straps to attach his wings.
* Like Hawkman, ComicBook/MartianManhunter usually wears nothing on his chest except crisscrossing red straps.
* Nävis from ''ComicBook/{{Sillage}}'' spends the entire first album wearing nothing but a loincloth, making her a female example, at least temporary.
* Nate Grey a.k.a. ComicBook/XMan, has worn only a leather jacket and leather trousers since the early 2000's. This may have had something to do with his resurgence in popularity.
* Namor [=McKenzie=] a.k.a. ''ComicBook/SubMariner''. Always almost naked unless we count his iconic green speedo. And in ''ComicBook/{{Marvels}}'', he wears ''nothing''. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Fanboys AND fangirls love him]].
* Rogue, and for that matter all [[SuperSoldier GIs]], in ''ComicBook/RogueTrooper'' aren't even given shirts when sent into battle. {{Justified|Trope}} in that the Norts have scanners specifically designed to detect Souther armour, so going shirtless gives them a stealth advantage. Still, you'd think some sort of breastplate would increase their ability to kill enemies.
* [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk The Hulk]]. Not Bruce Banner, though.
* In the graphic novels, ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} rarely wears a shirt under his BadassLongcoat. The animated films and [[Film/{{Hellboy}} live-action movies]] give him one more often.
** [[Comicbook/{{BPRD}} BPRD agent]] Simon Anders has had a shirtless scene in most of the stories he has appeared in.
* Daimon Hellstrom in ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery''. The fanservice is both pointed out in the letters column and a RunningGag in the actual story.
-->'''Kid Loki:''' So...why the leather trousers and lack of shirt?
-->'''Leah:''' [[FemaleGaze I like the lack of shirt.]]
-->'''Hellstrom:''' A guy's got a certain reputation, you know.
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/2726104-h_el_large_9103.jpg H'el]] from ''ComicBook/HelOnEarth'' never wears a shirt over his muscled chest.
* [[TheBeastMaster Mouse]] from ''ComicBook/TheMovement'' as part of his street rat look.
* The titular character of ''ComicBook/WerewolfByNight'' tends to break his shirt basically every time he transforms and we often see him just after turning back. In the dark age he sometimes just didn't bother with a shirt, although he had a leather jacket.
* ComicStrip/AlleyOop: Alley Oop the cave man always walked around bare chested.
* ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske: Jerom, the WorldsStrongestMan was a thawed caveman who walked around bare chested in the early stories, but gradually started wearing more modern attire. Creator Willy Vandersteen did this after complaints from readers who wrote to him that "their breakfast didn't taste anymore after seeing this primitive creature in their newspaper every morning."
* ComicBook/TheWickedAndTheDivine has [[https://31.media.tumblr.com/f45488d79d6da87eaa52bb923fbc6d5a/tumblr_inline_neb14sdiLm1s06jb1.jpg Baphomet,]] who's favorite outfit is low-slung pants, a leather jacket, and, you guessed it - no shirt.
* Most incarnations of ComicBook/TheSpectre, barring [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan's]] brief stint, are shirtless, and usually lack pants as well.
* The Stalk from ''ComicBook/{{Saga}}'' is a rare female example, and the artists rarely resort to GodivaHair. [[FanDisservice She also has no arms, eight eyes and the body of a gigantic spider from the waist down.]]
* As part of the DarkerAndEdgier revamp of Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} in the 90s, he became this (along with [[BarbarianLonghair growing his hair]], growing a BadassBeard and getting a hook hand). It's probably his most iconic look, apart from his orginal orange-and-green costume.
* The title character in ''Comicbook/ShirtlessBearFighter''.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Voldemort in ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical''. Once he's reborn you can understand why he wanted to get his body back so much.
* SonicTheHedgehog is this in a lot of fanart. Technically, he's this in canon, but as an animal it's a lot less noticeable or sexy.
* In ''Fanfic/BlizzardStorm'', the main character, Eric Elexion, does this starting from chapter 22. Justified, since his new VoluntaryShapeshifting ability would result in ClothingDamage on any clothing he wears, except his boxers at first. He later gets partial MagicPants
* [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Mokou]] in ''Roleplay/TouhouAGlimmerOfAnOutsideWorld'' is inflicted with this due to clothing damage. Luckily, she has a {{sarashi}} to prevent oggling. Sort of.
* Empath of ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' was a follower of this trope along with most of his fellow [[Franchise/TheSmurfs Smurfs]] until he decided to wear a shirt. His friend Tapper also averts this trope, since he most of the time wears [[WaistcoatOfStyle a buttoned vest]]. Empath and Smurfette make a big deal about this, since Smurfette finds Empath [[InformedAttractiveness attractive without a shirt]].
* As a MythologyGag to the original games (see below), Brock in ''FanFic/PokemonClefairyTales'' goes shirtless--only khaki pants and rubber boots according to a description of him--when Leaf challenges him to a Gym Battle.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Tai Lung of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' is perpetually shirtless, which certainly counts as {{Fanservice}} for the UsefulNotes/FurryFandom. Granted, the combination of thick snow leopard fur and all the sweat-inducing kung fu training would seem to make a lack of a shirt a given (he was even shirtless in flashback as a cub!), and we also get treated to shirtless Po for the entire movie. But this walking [[CrowningMomentofAwesome CMOA]] certainly seems to have the right to parade around half-clad.
** To further illustrate the point, note that in the ''Kung Fu Panda'' "Warrior's Guide" (a blatant reference to the various guidebooks to ''Franchise/StarTrek'' and ''Franchise/StarWars''), on the pages devoted to Tai Lung, arrows point to him to call attention to his "broad shoulders" and "bulging biceps".
* Disney/{{Aladdin}}. Initially, because he can't afford buttons for his vest. Or a shirt. Or [[BarbieDollAnatomy nipples]]. The Genie also is completely shirtless.
* In the first ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' movie, Nani's love interest David doesn't put on a shirt until the epilogue, and even then only because it was snowing.
* ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', especially when the titular hero is an adult man.
* Mowgli from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' is a non-{{Fanservice}} example.
* Being an animated swords-and-sorcery film with art style by Creator/FrankFrazetta, ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'' is filled with topless (and nearly bottomless) barbarians. The blond Larn and the masked Darkwolf are most prominent, and the villain Nekron wears an open robe that he removes when he duels Larn and leaves off for the rest of the movie.
* Guy from ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods''.
* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'': The Bog King much like his subjects, doesn't wear clothing since he's a [[BuffySpeak insecty human thing.]] Curiously, his mother is only [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent goblin]] to wear clothing.
* Every single male character in ''{{Disney/Moana}}'' (and the female characters when they are toddlers) is topless. {{Justified|Trope}} because of the ancient Polynesian setting and the hot climate.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* John Rambo in ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}''.
* The ironically-named "Shirts" in ''The Sasquatch Gang'' is always bare-chested. His brothers and father are also bare-chested -- first thing his father does when entering the house is to remove his shirt.
* The male cast of ''Film/ThreeHundred''.
* Achilles from ''Film/{{Troy}}''. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Pantsless]], too.
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''
** How many stills are there out there of Jacob Black/Taylor Lautner with a shirt on? Or any of the other male actors playing werewolves in that movie, for that matter?
** According to [[WebVideo/BumReviews Chester A. Bum]], they all suffer from The Curse of the Missing Shirt.
** Lampshaded in ''Eclipse'', where Edward asks: "Doesn't he own a shirt?"
** Lampshaded in ''Valentine's Day'', where the character played by Taylor Lautner is offered a new shirt, starts changing shirts but stops less than halfway through saying that he doesn't want to take his shirt off in public.
*** Originally, the film was going to have a scene where his character simply walked into school and took his shirt off. Lautner rejected that for being overly blatant {{Fanservice}}.
* In ''Surfer, Dude'' Matthew [=McConaughey=] chose to be shirtless throughout. He doesn't wear much on top in ''Film/ReignOfFire'', either.
** His penchant for shirtlessness is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuYD2cwMbpw mocked]] by Creator/MattDamon.
** And has made him a ''byword'' for shirtlessness amongst the Podcast/RiffTrax crew.
-->"Aw, this vest is just ''weighing'' me down!"
* Holbrooke (Creator/MarkWahlberg) in ''Film/DateNight''. Might be an ActorAllusion, as in his rapper days, Mark Wahlberg often performed shirtless and appeared in Calvin Klein ads. Also [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in-movie by Steve Carrell, who pleads with Holbrooke to help save his wife, concluding [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking "and will you, for the love of God, ''put on a shirt?!''"]]
** It's later revealed that his girlfriend is wearing his shirt
* In many Creator/BruceLee movies, the only times his torso was fully covered was when he was in one of his disguises. This suggests that ''his chest is more distinctive identification than his face''.
* In ''Film/TheThiefOfBagdad'', Abu's default outfit is a loincloth. Ahmad, the male lead, wears an open vest for most of the movie, but it can't really compare.
* In ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}'', after Imhotep is fully regenerated, he wears first a loincloth with an open robe over it, and then just the loincloth.
* In the [[TheApunkalypse post-apocalyptic]] world of ''Film/TheLostFuture'', the population wears [[PostApunkalypticArmor tatty but still recognisable]] clothes. Savan's outfit is so tatty that it ''just'' qualifies for this trope. Evan, on the other hand, goes the full way and wears just boots and a loincloth. The latter's choice of attire is sufficiently incongruous that it verges on him being ExposedToTheElements.
* Sabastien Guy in ''Close Enough to Touch''. Technically, this counts because his shirt doesn't stay on for longer than 10 seconds in the film.
* Vincent Perez' character in ''Film/{{Indochine}}'' doesn't seem to know how to button the flimsy silk shirts he's constantly non-wearing.
* Rocky of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''.
* ''[[http://www.hellhorror.com/video/1263/Beach-Babes-2-Cave-Girl-Island.html Beach Babes 2: Cave Girl Island]]''
* The title character of ''Film/JohnCarter''. Throughout the whole Mars experience, he's almost always shirtless for no particular reason.
** No ''in universe'' reason. In the books, he was bare-ass naked. Anything more and the fangirls would have revolted.
* Areola in ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'' is a walking '''nude''' scene.
* ''Film/CirqueDuSoleilWorldsAway'': The Aerialist spends nearly the entire movie without a shirt.
* In ''Film/ShowdownInLittleTokyo'', Kenner (Dolph Lundgren) spends the gunfight at his home, the electric torture scene and the final sword fight with Yoshida continuously shirtless. Many of the Yakuza are also shirtless a lot of the time to show off their gang tattoos.
* Teddy, for the most part in ''[[Film/{{Neighbors2014}} Neighbors]]''. [[spoiler:He eventually makes money on this by working for Abercrombie & Fitch.]]
* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Drax doesn't bother with a shirt throughout the whole film (much like his comic book counterpart) showing off his muscular torso covered with elaborate tattoos. In the second movie, he admits that covering his chest disturbs his "sensitive nipples".
* Kai in ''Film/RobotHolocaust'' spends the entire film in a dinky loincloth.
* Stacee Jaxx in both the theatre and film versions of ''Main/RockOfAges''. Bonus points for Creator/TomCruise's tight leather pants in the film version.
* In the movie version of ''Theatre/JosephAndTheAmazingTechnicolorDreamcoat'', after being thrown in jail, Joseph somehow never manages to find a shirt again, despite becoming right-hand-man to the Pharaoh.
* ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': It's [[JustifiedTrope justified]] for Mr. Tumnus because he's a faun.
* Nux and all the other War Boys in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''.
* The whole Franchise/{{Tarzan}} franchise.
* That franchise's spoof, GeorgeOfTheJungle.
* ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'': Pygar is a very handsome angel who's perpetually nude except for a loincloth. His quite large wings must make it impractical for him to wear upper body clothing, so it's probably justified.

* Nick from ''[[Literature/TheDemonsLexicon The Demon's Lexicon]]'' takes any opportunity to take off his shirt. It's {{Lampshaded}} by pretty much everyone.
-->'''Mae:''' Is this no-shirts festival day?
-->'''Alan:''' Every day with Nick is no-shirts festival day.
* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': Befitting his status as MrFanservice, Finnick Odair is constantly shirtless before the Quarter Quell.
* ''Literature/LastLegionary'' has a villainous example in Lord Thr'un of Irruq-hoa, a huge, heavily muscled man, who never wears a shirt. As it turns out this isn't just because he wants to show off his impressive chest--it's also because Thr'un is capable of growing plates of organic armour that cover his torso, and a shirt would simply be in the way.
* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', shirtlessness is standard costume for the Sea Folk, men and women alike, although women tend to wear shirts when visiting land [[YourNormalIsOurTaboo to avoid unwanted attention]]. When the main characters book passage on a Sea Folk vessel, they're a bit startled when the ship leaves shore and the women promptly lose their blouses.
* In ''[[Literature/TheElenium The Tamuli]]'', Empress Elysoun is a female example, as is standard for her Valesian culture. While the Tamul court doesn't think anything of it, strait-laced young Westerners like Berit are a bit {{distracted|ByTheSexy}}.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Randy of ''Series/TrailerParkBoys'' never wears a shirt, even in the middle of winter (in Canada!), and is quite unhappy when forced to wear one for whatever reason. The catch is that [[FanDisservice he's not all that attractive]]. His aversion to shirts was never given any explanation until Season ''9''. Apparently, he has some kind of allergic reaction to fabric and breaks out in a terrible rash when wearing anything on his upper body for too long. In one season he has a son with [[ReallyGetsAround Lucy]], who is also named Randy and wears the exact same LimitedWardrobe as his father.
* The '''entire male cast''' of ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' (except John Hannah), but especially the title character. When it comes to this TV series, being a Starz series and all, there's even a female version of this as some brief scenes in Batiatus' Household show some servant girls topless in an obviously non-erotic context, i.e., as they go about their duties. This TV series '''LIVES''' on [[UpToEleven this trope]].
* Played for laughs in the 1986 soap opera parody mini-series ''Series/{{Fresno}}'', where one character was literally named in the credits as "The Man With No Shirt". The IMDB lists him as "Torch", and he was played by Gregory Harrison. At one point, Torch goes back to his room to get a fresh white T-shirt; he doesn't put the new one on, just carries it in one hand, as he did the previous one. At a costume ball, he is a bare-chested centurion, and is surprised that one of the female characters--perhaps Carol Burnett's--recognizes him so easily despite his face-concealing helmet.
* Pretty much all the male characters in ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''Series/{{Xena}}'' count because those vests don't cover anything... and the fangirls (and boys) are grateful.
* Robin in ''Series/RobinOfSherwood'' is always wearing a half-open shirt.
* The male Feeders of Vaal in "The Apple" episode of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries T.O.S.]]''
* The father in ''Series/FridayNightDinner'' is constantly shirtless.
* Jack and Sawyer in ''Lost'', almost every episode in [[UpToEleven ALL]] seasons.
* Khal Drogo on ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Never seen without his admirable pectorals on display.
* Vaughn on ''Series/{{Community}}''.
* Leto Atreides II from the miniseries ''Series/ChildrenOfDune'' is always either shirtless or wearing his shirt half open.
* [[MrFanservice Axl]] from ''Series/TheMiddle'' is [[{{Fanservice}} too lazy to wear anything]] but his boxers most of the time.
* One guy in the ''Series/{{Psych}}'' episode "Shawn and the Real Girl" never wore a shirt, though he did once partly cover up with a tuxedo jacket.
* ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'' had [[TheDitz Casey]].
* In the 1960s ''{{Series/Flipper}}'', Luke Halpin was, early on, FanService strictly for the bubble-gum set; but toward the end of the series, at age 19, he had developed into "[[http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/luke_halpin/pictures/14105220/#14100167 the real thing]]".
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8UjgjJk21w Maskim Cherkovskiy]] when dancing the Paso Doble with Erin Andrews on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' but pretty much any professional dancer gets a swing at this one.
* Parodied on ''Series/TheManShow'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keOpzEnQq_4#t=3m55s The No Shirt Guy]].
* Ryan Lochte [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUJppdiNm7k#t=0m12s while being interviewed]] by reporter Jessica Holmes of ''KTLA News''.
** Also on ''KTLA News'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZSfWZQ9vCs James, the "Aussie hunk"]].
* On ''Series/{{Sheena}}'', Matt Cutter usually is with a shirt either not completely on all the way, a workout shirt, and no shirt at all, as it is often rendered by circumstance.
* ''Nine News Australia'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3fDS_3x8qw This segment]] on good looking men.
* Creator/{{MTV}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPPfNMX7Njc whipped cream bikini contest]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4t6wxM4__g Beau Ryan]] of the Cornulla-Sutherland Sharks does the ''NRL Footy Show'' in the nude.{{NSFW}}
* The main character of Brazilian telenova ''Kubanacan'' was rarely seen with a shirt on, a fact that was lampshaded several times.
* Trusty intern Taylor in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oejYFxlKPTs this segment]] on ''Good Day America''.
* Even back in TheFifties they did this. OncePerEpisode in ''[[Series/FlashGordon1954 Space Soldiers]]'', Steve Holland would have a mandatory scene where he'd enter the cabin of his rocketship while still changing his shirt, revealing a well-muscled chest.
* The competitors in the Spartan Race who are shown in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOr5q8boXUk#t=0m41s this]] ''Hawaii News Now'' segment.
* The entire male cast of [[TeenWolf MTV's Teen Wolf]], minus Stiles...
** Most notably Derek and Jackson...
* Omar Little of ''Series/TheWire'' is a downplayed version; he wears shirts (and body armor) when he's out and about, but at home he tends to go shirtless (displaying his impressive if scarred physique).
* Tonga's flag-bearer at the [[UsefulNote/OlympicGames 2016 Summer Olympics]], [[MrFanservice Pita Taufatofua]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h8YBxsJjmc makes an appearance]] on ''Series/{{Today}}'' without a shirt to the delight of [[AllWomenAreLustful Savanah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager]].
* Beck Bennett usually appeared topless while portraying Vladimir Putin on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' to spoof Putin's staged publicity photos hunting and riding horses topless.
* This is a common quality among the men with fit physiques who appear as contestants on ''Series/BigBrother''. Since there are [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters so many examples per season and per region variants of the show]], it's hard to pick one without naming them all.

* The [[TropeMakers Trope Maker]] with respect to rock has to be Music/IggyPop, of Music/TheStooges fame. He ''never'' wore shirts when performing (and often while not performing), to MemeticMutation levels (yes, continuing to the present day - 66 years old and counting). Interestingly enough he doesn't appear barechested that much on album covers. ''Music/FunHouse'' and ''Music/RawPower'' are the notable exceptions.
* Music/{{Gorillaz}} bassist Murdoc Niccals.
* The Music/RedHotChiliPeppers. In fact, "chilipeppering it" refers to wearing only one sock. I won't say [[GagPenis where]].
* Music/TedNugent, who wore a [=loincloth=] as part of his "wild man" persona.
* Country singer Music/KennyChesney in his music videos.
* Music/HenryRollins, who generally performs wearing only exercise shorts.
* Mark Farmer of Music/GrandFunkRailroad.
* Music/FreddieMercury of Music/{{Queen}} frequently ended up shirtless by the end of shows, when he didn't start that way.
* Robert Plant, quite often in his Music/LedZeppelin days.
* Pete Doherty of the Libertines and Babyshambles.
* Dave Navarro, guitarist of Music/JanesAddiction, is popularly thought to not bother owning any shirts.
* Betty Ditto from The Gossip, anyone? Her regular stage outift is just underpanties (and a bra, if you're lucky). Obviously, [[http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/2117/gossip3om3.gif fan disservice]], for most people, anyway.
* Eugen Hutz from Music/GogolBordello.
* Music/YoshikiHayashi from Music/XJapan.
* Music/TaijiSawada was not to be outdone.
* Music/ToshimitsuDeyama also brought the shirtless scenes, until around 1995.
* [[Music/{{Soundgarden}} Chris Cornell]] pre-Superunknown. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNh-iw7gsuI Case]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14r7y6rM6zA in point]]
* Music/{{Usher}} was so famous for this, Website/TheOnion [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/usher-to-put-shirt-back-on-when-usher-ready-to-put,9616/ once featured the headline]]: "Usher to Put Shirt Back on When Usher ''Ready'' to Put Shirt Back On". These days he's tended to stop the constantly topless look.
* Right Said Fred's "I'm Too Sexy": "I'm too sexy for my shirt, too sexy for my shirt, so sexy it hurts."
* Music/JustinBieber has been known to do this in recent years.
* MC Ride of Music/DeathGrips.
* Brandon Boyd of Music/{{Incubus}}.
* Music/FelaKuti also did this, both on stage and backstage.
* Music/NickCave is shirtless on the album cover of ''Music/LetLoveIn''. He often performed shirtless during his Music/TheBirthdayParty and early solo periods.
* Music/{{Prince}} appeared bare chested on the cover of his album ''Music/PrinceAlbum Prince]]''.

[[folder:Music Videos]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMul1ZBdRmc The video for "What Made You Say That"]] by Music/ShaniaTwain has a guy who alternates shirt-free and wearing [[SleevesAreForWimps a sleeveless]], unbuttoned blue shirt.
* Gerardo in the videos for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeX9zoWSut8 "Rico Suave"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcjHEbALkAc "Latin Till I Die (Oye Como Va)"]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWz9VN40nCA The video for "Let's Get Physical"]] by Olivia Newton John.
* The first guy's shirt in the video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31UEGl9tvX8 "As If"]] by Sara Evans is totally unbuttoned.
* The video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzkTcGnVf2g "Connection"]] by Elastica.
* Tanya Tucker:
** The video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SArW2QjMIEo "Hangin In"]].
** Also her love interest in the video for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5XmFGG-uXQ Soon]]".
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDsX7TxgECw "Indian Disco"]] by Jasmine
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-Ky5Yc00uI The video]] for "As Long As You Belong To Me" by Holly Dunn.
* Creator/EdKowalczyk, former singer of {{Music/Live}}, usually shedded his shirt around the third or fourth song of most concerts. He also shows up shirtless in the videos for "I, Alone" and "Operation Spirit". In his older years, he's let go of this habit.

* Even though they're exploring a hostile LostWorld filled with monsters of all sorts, half the men in Atari's ''Pinball/MiddleEarth'' pinball can't be bothered to put on a shirt.
* The unnamed protagonist of ''Pinball/{{Paragon}}'', probably because a shirt would get in the way of [[WingedHumanoid his enormous reptile wings.]]
* Just about everyone in ''Pinball/WWFRoyalRumble'' runs around without a shirt, for obvious reasons.
* All of the men in ''Pinball/FutureSpa'' eschew shirts, except for a single man on the backglass.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* The vast majority of wrestlers wrestle shirtless, probably due to a combination of the sweating and {{Fanservice}}.

* On ''Woody & Jim in the morning'', bare-chested Nashville firefighters [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae1Wa1H1VuA surround Tawsha Connell]] and tell her stories.

* All professional boxers and mixed martial artists don't wear shirts at all. They also benefit from LimitedWardrobe.
* In some leagues, male beach volleyball players' uniforms are shirtless.
* Swimmers. Besides the full-body vest.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcio_Fiorentino Calcio Fiorentino players.]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Hennet, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3e's iconic sorcerer. And he's got [[PowerTattoo dragon tattoos]]! It's also worth mentioning that he covers the remainder of his body [[TooManyBelts purely in belts]]. Perhaps he's related to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Lulu]]?
* [[BaldOfAwesome Sajan Gadadvara]], ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'''s iconic monk, wears sleeves but no shirt.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'''s canon "priest", Panther, only wears a pair of pants and has a massive stylized sun tattoo on his chest.
* Catachan Jungle Fighters in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Rather unsurprising, them being Franchise/{{Rambo}} expies after all.
** Early editions of the game stated the Adeptus Custodes, the bodyguards of the Emperor, showed their mourning by eschewing their armor, walking around the Imperial Palace in nothing but their helmets, capes, and loincloths. Later on the Custodes would return to wearing their armor.
* Koth in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. Possibly justified in that, like the rest of his Vulshok kin, he has metal protruding from his torso, making it impossible for him to wear a shirt in the first place.
** Some leonin like [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=73569 Raksha]] and [[http://magiccards.info/ddh/en/1.html Ajani Vengeant]]. MTG has its quota of MrFanservice too.
* ''TabletopGame/MutantChronicles'' gave us Nick Michaels, whose regular attire consists of combat boots, [[ManInAKilt a kilt]], [[HellBentForLeather a leather jacket]] and very little else.
* ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' has the goddess Rahja, a goddess of love and ... related activities, whose priests wear as little as they can get away with. Which in the male's case is this. [[http://yephire.deviantart.com/art/Rahjadan-354865488 Here's a fanart.]] They usually have tattoos, too, though.

* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil examples:
** Quite a few of the men in ''Mystere'' qualify as this at some point (i.e., the aerial cube and hand-to-hand performers), but the most obvious example is with the recurring character Red Bird, as when the role is played by a man the costume leaves the chest exposed. This is spoofed within the show when the clown Brian Le Petit encounters him -- as soon as the bird has danced off, Brian mockingly mimics the dance and opens ''his'' shirt for a quick moment (that Brian is a CoolOldGuy just makes this funnier).
** ''Theatre/{{Alegria}}'' has the handbalancer, flying man, and aerial high bar performers going shirtless; the fire spinners and cyr wheel performer also have most of their chests exposed.
** The aerial straps act from ''Theatre/{{Varekai}}'' gives you two for the price of one with the very hunky, very shirtless twins.
** The handbalancer in ''Zarkana''. Technically he has a shirt, but it's so short it leaves his midriff bare, and his contortions quickly expose the rest of his chest. By his act's end, the shirt's off completely.

* Rare Female Examples: The alien doll line ''Novi Stars'' has Mae Tallick in her default outfit as well as Tily Vizon and Roe Botik. All three are robotic aliens.
* Stretch Armstrong.
* Wrestling action figures.
* Some (super)hero action figures come without shirts, some expected like ''Franchise/{{Rambo}},'' Jacob from the Franchise/{{Twilight}} franchise, {{Wolverine}}, {{The Spectre}}, {{Tarzan}}, and {{The Hulk}}, and at least one unexpected, Suicide Squad Shirtless Joker Action Figure at http://www.superheroesdirect.com/p-44648-suicide-squad-shirtless-joker-action-figure.aspx.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' has the Nameless One, who wears only a belt and loincloth, though his gray skin and vast number of scars may make this FanDisservice.
* Almost every FightingGame has at least one of these.
* Many characters in ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'', but most notably Minamoto no Hiromasa.
** [[http://newsimg.5054399.com/uploads/userup/1701/041I2253251.jpg Yasha]] is this when [[http://www.37kf.com/zixun/uploads/allimg/161228/3-16122Q34K2361.jpg upgraded]]. How he manages to keep [[TheissTitillationTheory the rest of his outfit]] on is anyone's guess.
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''
** Sanada Yukimura is far too HotBlooded for any shirt to handle.
** Chosokabe Motochika wears a CoatCape and sleeves. Because as we know, [[{{Pirate}} pirates]] don't require shirts.
** Maeda Toshiie comes in first place by wearing only a {{Fundoshi}}.
* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''
** Default costume of Jin Kazama.until 7
** Also his father Kazuya until 7
** And boxer Steve Fox until 6
** And human-cyborg Brian...
** Our favorite masked wrestler King...
** Marshal Law and his son Forrest...
** To some extent Hwoarang... GEE!!!
** Less arousing example: Papa Heihachi in his [[strike:diapers]] Mawashi.
** As of the sixth game, all male characters (except [[FanDisservice Bob]]) can be customized to become Walking Shirtless Scenes.
* [[LargeHam Kratos]] from ''VideoGame/GodOfWar''. He is seen wearing armor in flashbacks and during his tenure as the god of war.
* ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur''
** Kilik, followed by Yun-Seong.
** For any huge-guy lovers there's Astaroth!
** Not choosing Rock over his monster clone? Tsk tsk!
** Don't forget Maxi, either.
** From ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur V'' we have Z.W.E.I. and Algol.
* A number of characters (both story and generic) in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' (and other Nippon Ichi games) series. To be fair, it gets very hot in [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Hell]].
** [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Mid-Boss]] and [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Axel]].
** Great Overlord Laharl!
** And now ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4| A Promise Unforgotten}}'' has Fenrich, the perpetually shirtless werewolf.
** ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 5}}'' has Killia and Red Magnus, the former a slender {{Bishonen}} and the latter a musclebound man... demon... whatever.
* The Demi-Fiend from ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' (although a lot of his demon body is covered in runic tattoos)
* The Glutton bloodline of ''VideoGame/BloodlineChampions'' never wears a shirt on their outfits. [[FanDisservice They are also fat and ugly.]]
* ''VideoGame/WarCraft''
** Illidan Stormrage is always without a shirt. Even more so after he absorbed the powers of the skull of Gul'dan, which made him grow wings on his back, which means he cannot wear shirts anymore. (As [[http://www.darklegacycomics.com/126.html this]] ''Webcomic/DarkLegacyComics'' strip mentions in the second panel.)
** The other Demon Hunters throughout ''[=WC3=]'' and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' seem to have adopted his sensibilities as well. Except, for the obvious reasons mentioned above, for the one female Huntress in WoW, not that she wears ''much''.
** Same thing for Blademasters in ''[=WC3=]'' and ''[=WoW=]'', Grom Hellscream included. Ironically, in terms of gameplay, the Demon Hunter and Blademaster had the highest armor scores out of all the {{Hero Unit}}s in the game.
** Ogres not only rarely wear shirts but also wear loincloths. However most [[FanDisservice wouldn't consider this fanservice]], although to a certain portion of the furry fanbase, this is indeed fanservice!
** Liam Greymane, the son of the racial leader of the Worgen, walks around without a shirt in the Worgen starting zone.
** Kil'jaeden, and Eredar in general, like this trope. It makes them look even more badass.
** Garrosh Hellscream seems to have given up shirts since becoming Warchief. His shoulder guards are massive enough to make chest armor somewhat redundant, anyway.
** Fandral Staghelm never wears a shirt either.
** Nor does Malfurion Stormrage (must be part of the archdruid dress code), though he ''did'' wear a cloak in ''[=WC3=]''. Admittedly, his feathered arms in ''[=WoW=]'' would probably be difficult to fit through sleeves.
** Night Elf males in general tend to prefer being topless. The player character can also become this by earning a leather chest armor reward from a quest in The Hinterlands that is invisible. Several other various chest armors also show quite a lot of the upper body, from a bit of fabric draped over the shoulders to an X-crossed leather harness.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem''
** Volug from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]''. Of course, he spends a lot of time [[PettingZooPeople as a wolf]], but when he's in his human form...
** Another character who goes completely shirtless is Hawkeye from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Rekka no Ken]]'' (released in the US and Europe as simply ''Fire Emblem''. And that's just his character art: all barbarian-class sprite art is shirtless.
** Also Dieck in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe FE6]]''.
** The newest addition to this trend is Vaike from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. Additionally, the barbarain-class sprites are also shirtless, so any guy who reclasses there gets the look.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Fuga Fuga]], [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/c/cb/FatesSpellcasterPortrait.png/revision/latest?cb=20150703022512 the male Diviners]] (save for [[AdorablyPrecociousChild Hayato]]) and [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/6/64/FatesOniSavagePortrait.png/revision/latest?cb=20150703021629 the Oni Savages]]
* Bang Shishigami from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' reveals quite a bit of his chest and abs. Because he's just that ''damn'' manly.
** The newcomer in ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronoPhantasma Chrono Phantasma]]'', Azrael, follows suit.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''
** Liquid Snake. In Alaska, no less.
** Vulcan Raven for those who like Huge Guys.
** [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Naked Snake]], abiding by his [[ShapedLikeItself codename]], had [[FanService an option of having him run around shirtless.]] Playing on the easiest settings, you could have him fanservice you the whole game through, as you really didn't have to care for either camo or stamina. Additionally, he does have a few [[ShirtlessScene scenes in the game in which this is mandatory]].
** ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Peace Walker]]'' takes it a step further: Naked Snake can run around in nothing but a pair of swimming trunks.
* The Monk classes of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games tend to be shirtless.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''
** Yang, the BareFistedMonk, wears ''nothing'' on his torso for the entirety of the game. He can still pull it off [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears seventeen years later]].
** In the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears sequel]], the Man In Black [[spoiler:actually Golbez]] is another such character. [[{{Fanservice}} Mmmmm.]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''
** Sephiroth combines this trope with a BadAssLongcoat and suspenders. territory. Other than variations on this outfit, the only other thing he wears are those [[DracoInLeatherPants leather pants]] such as at the end of the game and as his alternate costume in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''. Said costume is also his alternate costume in ''VideoGame/{{Ehrgeiz}}''.
** Don't forget Weiss from ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'', who wears nothing on his upper-body at all. Very nice indeed.
* The Sorceress Adel in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' is somewhere between this and NippleAndDimed. Though female, her bare chest was ''completely'' flat like a man's chest, and thus went completely uncensored.
* Jecht of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', PosthumousCharacter though he may be (sorta). If he ''did'' wear a shirt, he would of course not have been able to show off the bitchin' tattoo running across his entire torso.
** Role is reprised in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''.
** His son Tidus is taking after him in the prequel to ''Dissidia''. [[http://pspmedia.ign.com/psp/image/article/114/1145396/dissidia-012-final-fantasy-20110121011322833.jpg Looking good there, boy!]]
** There's also Kimahri who is just a big walking piece of furry and bara fanservice. Hell, all the Ronso in this game are basically fanservice for some people.
* Vaan from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''. In his guest appearance in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'', he gets a shirt that goes a long way to making that vest he usually wears look... less like a battle bra. He's got both outfits in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy 012''
** Hashmal, Ivalice's earth Esper/Lucavi, is shirtless in all of his appearances except for ''Tactics'' where he wears a robe.
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics: Male Geomancers also qualify for this trope in addition to male Monks. (They do wear some sort of weird turtleneck/wifebeater combo, but the fabric of the wifebeater portion is so short that it only covers the nipples and nothing else.)
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'': Gladiolus wears an unbuttoned shirt.
* Female example in FatalFrame 3. The main antagonist Reika wears only hakama, but she's covered in tattoos and out of focus, so it's not exactly taughty to see her. It is, however, terrifying.
** Same goes for the Engravers, except they have GodivaHair.
* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''
** Isaac in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCurseOfDarkness'' wears no shirt, only some odd bits of armor, nice tattoos and absurdly tight pants.
** Cornell from ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLegacyOfDarkness Legacy of Darkness]]'' falls under this trope, even more so when transformed.
* Dante ''became'' this trope in the ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3'', to the point where his [[AndYourRewardIsClothes unlockable outfit]] is, ironically, a complete lack of anything at all on his upper body. The [[EstrogenBrigade fans]] [[{{Squee}} took it quite well]]...
* Does it count if [[GentleGiant Brad]] [[MightyGlacier Evans]] from ''VideoGame/WildArms2'' wears a shirt with only one shoulder strap, leaving the other half of his chest always bare?
* Rei and Garr from ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII''.
* ZOAH from ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', in an almost LeatherMan way.
* Moses Sandor from ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia''.
* The Warrior from ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'', and Barbarian from ''VideoGame/DiabloII''. (And probably the Barbarian from ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', in keeping with the pattern.)
* In ''VideoGame/WorldHeroes'', we have Mudman (a witch doctor) and Captain Kidd (pirate). The latter is notable for wearing a [[BadassLongcoat long, sleeveless coat]] instead of a shirt.
* Try ''runnning shirtless scene'' with ''{{VideoGame/Contra}}'' dudes Bill Rizer and Lance Bean.
* The ''StreetFighter'' series has several. We'll exclude the more {{Fan Disservice}}y examples for your convenience.
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' had Birdie, Joe, Adon, and Sagat.
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' had Blanka, Zangief, and Vega aka [[FanNickname Claw]], while the UpdatedRerelease added Fei Long, Dee Jay and T. Hawk.
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' features Alex, Urien and Gill.
** And ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' has El Fuerte, with Hakan debuting in the UpdatedRerelease.
** ''IV'' also has it as alternate outfits for Abel and Ryu.
** In ''V'', Ryu gets a shirtless alternate outfit plus a BadassBeard. Fandom [[FanNickname immediately dubbed]] him [[MisterFanservice "Hot Ryu".]]
* {{Creator/SNK}} is no stranger to shirtless manservice either, with [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Genjuro]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/genjuro_7330.jpg Kibagami]], [[VideoGame/FatalFury Joe]] [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100426205428/snk/images/1/1b/Joe-kofXIII.jpg Higashi]] and [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Shen]] [[http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/208/317555-shen_woo_large.jpg Woo]] serving as the primary purveyors.
* Speaking of SNK, Allen O'Neal from ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' wears nothing above the waist but an ammo belt and a [[BeardOfEvil beard]].
* The ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' series, full stop. It would be easier to list the characters who ''do'' wear shirts. [[JustifiedTrope They're all professional boxers though, so it's okay.]]
** Soda Popinski stands out for walking shirtless and pantless in the Russian winter. See [[http://www.gamesradar.com/fun-with-stereotypes-starring-punch-out/?page=2 this blog page.]]
* You in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing''. The ability to put on a shirt [[YouHaveResearchedBreathing is a special skill available only to those who ascend under a Moxie Sign.]]
** Also in Bad Moon sign, after accidentally mutilating the torso stick figures would be oblivious to, the gnomes kindly teach you to identify it for free.
* ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'': Kain, at least in his adult form. In fact, going topless seems to be the fashion ''de rigueur'' for male vampires. Raziel and his brothers trade shirts for leather pants and a half-cape, and Janos rocks the NoShirtLongJacket and the bare-chested look in turns.
* Walking Shirtless Scene + PhysicalGod = Roark of ''{{VideoGame/Lusternia}}''. He's fond of wandering around and expounding on his [[TheSocialDarwinist own superiority]] - justifiably.
* [[TestosteronePoisoning Saxton Hale]] from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' refuses to wear clothing on his upper body for "obvious reasons." To be fair, if ''you'' had [[CarpetOfVirility chest hair]] [[LandDownUnder shaped like Australia]], would ''you'' hide it?
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''
** A rare female example is Jack, a.k.a. Subject Zero. Her entire outfit waist-up is a leather strap covering her nipples. And tattoos. Lots and lots of tattoos.
** Also, [[HitmanWithAHeart Thane]]. Justified, because covering up his chest will worsen his illness.
* Ratchet in ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002 Ratchet & Clank]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankSizeMatters Size Matters]]''.
* Nier from ''[[VideoGame/NieR NieR Gestalt]]'', showing off how ridiculously ripped he is. [[RealMenWearPink Kinda weird]] seeing as how he is the father of an adorable little girl and, besides fighting the legions of darkness, grows watermelons in his free time.
* ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' has Eve, who doesn't really understand modesty since he is a machine with no genitals. The only reason he even covers his crotch is because Adam won't play with him if he doesn't.
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' has Johnny Cage, Liu Kang, Jax, Sub-Zero ([[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 MK3]] only), Nightwolf ([[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 MK3]] only), Jarek, Kai, Reiko, and of course Goro, Kintaro, and Shao Khan. The furries get Motaro. Combine with the {{Stripperific}} likes of Li Mei, Kitana, Mileena, Jade, and Khameleon, and it's actually fairly balanced in its {{Fanservice}}.
* In ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'' and ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheTwoThrones'', the Prince starts out wearing a shirt, but as he acquires ClothingDamage loses it. In ''Sands of Time'', he tears off his sleeves one after another as they're damaged, and after falling into a hole shucks the rest of his top. In ''Two Thrones'', he skips the sleeves part, falls into a hole, and wakes up shirtless. From thereafter, in both games, he just runs around barechested.
* Monkey from ''VideoGame/EnslavedOdysseyToTheWest''.
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'': Ayuthay seems to have "shirts omitted" in its male dress code. The guards may or may not wear armor, but neither the king nor his nephew wear anything on top. The latter, for protection's sake, dresses up before leaving the castle. Eoleo, another player character, comments that he never saw anyone from that place wear "real clothing" before.
** WordOfGod is that Ayuthay was in part of the Lamakan Desert-- that place in [[VideoGame/GoldenSun the first game]] where your player characters would [[ScrappyMechanic get heatstroke]]. So, some of the shirtlessness is justified.
* This would be filled out by the bounty hunter Xenetes in ''Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll''. Matter of fact, boldans are pretty much a walking shirtless RACE.
* Quite a few {{NPC}}s in ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}''. And one particular [[http://oi52.tinypic.com/k50foz.jpg chestpiece style]] brings warrior player characters pretty close.
* Almost every male character in the obscure PSX beat-'em-up platformer ''Tai Fu: Wrath of the Tiger'' falls under this trope, both friend and foe, including the title character himself. And that's a LOT of bare chests, considering that every character except one or two of them is male.
* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors''
** Sima Zhao wears a jacket, but leaves his chest bare in ''7''.
** BadassGrandpa Huang Gai, meanwhile, just wears various straps and shoulder pads on his upper torso in almost all appearances.
** Gan Ning is topless most other installments of the series.
** Meng Huo is also topless in most installments
** Zhang He is also shirtless in ''4''
* Aarbron from the ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheBeast'' trilogy. The first two games (in which he is a [[WasOnceAMan beast]], then a [[HalfHumanHybrid beast-man]]) have him in just a {{Loincloth}} (except for the UsefulNotes/SegaCD version of ''Shadow of the Beast II'', which gave him a breastplate). In the third game he is fully human and wearing modern clothes, but still shirtless (the opening depicts him with a shirt, but his in-game sprites are clearly lacking).
* All of the Qunari in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', apparently because they were survivors of a shipwreck and lost their armor. By the third act of the game, Merrill says she's sad that they left, because they were "easy on the eyes."
** [[LovableRogue Varric]] also wears an open shirt, displaying a serious CarpetOfVirility.
** The Iron Bull, a Qunari party member in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', explains that this is a consequence of living in a hot climate and the difficulty of getting a shirt on over their horns. They refer to being surprised as "getting caught with your shirt on your horns".
* [[VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfBayouBilly Bayou Billy]] wears an open vest with no shirt.
* The title character of ''Guy Spy and the Crystals of Armageddon'', spends the whole game in an open vest with no shirt (except for the Switzerland section, where he wears a coat, averting ExposedToTheElements). In one scene, he takes off the vest (for no apparent reason).
* ''{{VideoGame/Weaponlord}}'' reaches a record by having every male character in the game (four sevenths of the entire cast) not wear a shirt. The other three are women.
* The title character of ''VideoGame/{{Tomba}}'' in his first game. In the second, his default outfit is still shirtless, but he can acquire a variety of other costumes that give him special abilities and cover his torso.
* Marlon, the water-type gym leader in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. His default sprite is a shirtless one.
** Justified as, being a Water-type Trainer, his main hobby is swimming, and thus [[WalkingSwimsuitScene his default outfit is a swimsuit]].
** In all games in the series, you can have one ''on your team'' in the form of the fighting-type powerhouse Machamp, who was clearly modeled after professional wrestlers.
** Brock started out this way when he was introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''. This was later undone in ''Pokémon Yellow'', as well as the remakes.
* The shirt-free male barbarians in ''Puzzle Quest 2'' can, like everybody else, buy extensive armor. And like everybody else's, it never appears on their avatars.
* One of the two title characters of ''VideoGame/SphinxAndTheCursedMummy'' exhibits this trope, and it's not the one who is completely wrapped in bandages.
* Barbarians of ''VideoGame/ClashOfClans'' don't need shirts to fight. Just swords and [[BadassMoustache moustaches]].
** [[MemeticMutation "Did somebody say]] [[LargeHam Hog Riders?!"]]
* ''VideoGame/ActionDoom2UrbanBrawl'' has two types of shirtless, muscled fist-fighting enemies (somewhat based on Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme).
* Although not this by default, Dunban in ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' gets ''several'' skills that give him special effects if he's not wearing any armor, and he'll become this if the player chooses to utilize him. And thanks to the fact that characters in the game can share skills if they have high enough RelationshipValues, he can spread this trait to ''anyone else in the cast.'' Including the girls.
** Certain pieces of "armor" in the game are actually described as specialized balms or lotions that have a special effect when applied to the skin. In practice, this means that the character appears to be wearing nothing up top, thus becoming this trope. Again, the ladies can take advantage of it too.
* ''VideoGame/TheLastStory'' has Incredible Invisibility Dye, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a special magical dye that renders your clothing invisible.]] Its sole purpose is to make your characters appear as if they aren't wearing any armor when, in fact, they are. And naturally, you get the dye that makes your shirt invisible long before the one that makes your pants invisible.
* ''VideoGame/RedEarth'': Leo wears a LoinCloth, boots, and nothing else.
* Practically a pandemic in ''VideoGame/TheBouncer''. Of the three playable characters, only Sion wears a shirt... and he leaves it half-open, exposing his chest and giving a peek at his abs. Volt wears a leather jacket that's constantly open, and Koh wears a small vest that not only leaves his chest on display, but doesn't do all that great of a job at covering his back. BigBad Dauragon doesn't like wearing a shirt either, although the fact that he wears overalls means that the bib from the overalls mitigates this trope somewhat.
* Vincent from ''{{VideoGame/Catherine}}'' has recurring nightmares about climbing block towers in nothing but his boxers, which make up roughly half the game. Generally this is not by choice, but by the end of the game [[spoiler:he voluntarily chooses to wear them when confronting the final boss. If the player gets either of the good Cheater endings, he loses his shirt for good.]]
* ''VideoGame/AvengersAcademy'' has both Hulk and Frost Giant Loki. The former only has pants and shoes, and the latter wears a black fur shawl over his shoulders and leaves his torso completely exposed.
* Junkrat and Roadhog from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' go around shirtless. In fact, Junkrat's whole attire consists of just a pair of tattered and patched cargo shorts, a single boot, a dirty {{fingerless glove|s}}, a chest harness made of leather straps to carry explosives, and lots and lots of soot and grime. Unless you count his artificial limbs as clothes.
* When ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' was nominated for Game of the Year 2014, Creator/BioWare responded with a thank-you video for the fans who had caused it to happen. [[UnreliableNarrator Varric]] and Cassandra talk to the viewers and snark at each other... and then, for no reason whatsoever, [[MrFanservice Cullen]] - who gets a ShirtlessScene in the game, two if romanced - wanders in. [[https://youtu.be/AWfPDg8_gvM It's hard to blame Cass, really...]]
* Krieg in ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' has exactly one skin where he ''isn't'' running around showing his impressive muscle development, and that one's DLC. (It's an ugly sweater.) This does mean that he spends the opening few levels of the game ExposedToTheElements, but since he may well be spending a fair chunk of the rest of the game [[IncendiaryExponent running around on fire]], it's hard to tell if he cares.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'':
*** At the very start of the game, Jiub, your fellow prisoner aboard the Imperial Prison Ship, is shirtless. Despite his [[SpearCarrier minor role]], this is one of his many traits which made him popular enough with the fans to make him an AscendedExtra later in the series.
*** Caius Cosades, Imperial {{Spymaster}} of the Blades in Morrowind, doesn't wear a shirt. It's one of his defining characteristics, even if it's never explained exactly ''why'' he does this. (Possibly justified by his cover identity, which is a [[FantasticDrug Skooma]] [[ObfuscatingStupidity addict]].)
*** BigBad Dagoth Ur doesn't wear a shirt, or for that matter, anything besides a golden mask and red loin cloth. Given that he is a [[MadGod deranged]] PhysicalGod hell bent on spreading a BodyHorror [[TheCorruption Corruption]] around the world, it doesn't require much justification.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', Xivilai are a [[GiantMook massive]] and [[EliteMooks powerful]] form of humanoid [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] that goes around exclusively bare-chested.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', one must travel to [[spoiler:[[WarriorHeaven Sovngarde]]]] late in the main quest to pursue [[BigBad Alduin]]. There, you meet Tsun, the old Nordic god of "trials against adversity" and [[BodyguardingABadass shield-thane]] to [[TopGod Shor]]. In order to prove your worthiness to enter Shor's Hall of Valor, you must [[DuelBoss best Tsun in single combat]]. Naturally, befitting a BarbarianHero deity, Tsun does not wear anything on his upper body.
* In the ''Videogame/DarkSouls'' games, not uncommon for the ''players'' to invoke this. Stripping off most, or all, or a character's armor lets them have very long and fast dodges and makes them very mobile, so players focusing on evasion, [[SelfImposedChallenge challenge]], or simply wanting to screw around may have their character running around shirtless or even wearing only their underpants. It's a common saying in the fandom that the most dangerous players are the ones who run around in just their underwear.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Arsenik of ''VisualNovel/War13thDay'' wears only a lion's mane. Justified [[spoiler:because this is Wildfire's [[AllJustADream dream]] and she sees him as a LustObject. Plus, she has a rather massive crush on him.]]
* Razi in ''VisualNovel/HavenfallIsForLovers'' goes shirtless whenever he's in his djinn form.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Given Free Country, USA's lax clothing laws (and also because it's called "Free Country"), characters in ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' are not required to wear pants (or any clothes). Strong Bad is one big Walking Shirtless Scene; he thinks it's better to show off his abs. Homestar has had his shirt removed a few times, but nobody knows if he wears pants or not, so...
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Sun wears a shirt that he leaves unbuttoned under almost all circumstances. His idea of dressing for disguise or to smarten himself up is to button his shirt. He's originally from Vacuo, a place where dressing smartly doesn't happen. When the students from all four kingdoms are lined up in their formal military attire, Vacuo stands out because their "uniform" is literally "We're all wearing shirts now."
* ''Animation/{{Pucca}}'' has Abyo, the local BruceLeeClone, who has a habir of ripping his shirt before going {{Kiai}}.
* In ''WebVideo/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', the Adeptus Custodes refuse to wear their armor, instead becoming enormously muscular, homoerotic bodyguards who spend all day oiling their abs, making sexy poses, and fapping (but only on Thursdays). They even go so far as to conveniently mishear the Emperor whenever he tells them to put on some armor, with the Captain-General being the only one who is still sane enough to stay in his armor all the time.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* A rare ''female'' version in ''Webcomic/{{Locus}}''.
* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' with Zorgon Gola, an unattractive small-scale GalacticConqueror who never wore ''pants''.
* ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures''
** Abel
** Dan also, ever since Abel turned his robe into more of an [[BuffySpeak open... vest... thing.]]
** Quoth Dark Pegasus: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1146.php "Insolent fool! I shirt for no one!"]]
* The characters Jake and (to a lesser extent) Tyrone from the gay [[FurryComic furry webcomic]] ''Webcomic/{{ISO}}''.
* Muut from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. Kat {{lampshade}}s his fetish appeal [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=339 here]]; her reaction upon finally meeting him is [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=529 priceless]].
* A number of characters from ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' have this sort of outfit.
* ''Webcomic/{{Fite}}'' has ''three'':
** Gorgado only wears a {{Loincloth}}, and never once appears with a shirt.
** Lucco only appears with a shirt in [[http://home.comcast.net/~x8099/thomasblue/fite5to8.html#51 one strip.]] He's a boxer, so most of the time he's [[GoingCommando only]] wearing his trunks. Bonus points for actually [[http://home.comcast.net/~x8099/thomasblue/fite1to4.html#64 turning down an offered shirt]] once.
** Ricci appears with a shirt in two strips, and an unzipped jacket with no shirt in one more. He still qualifies for having more access to shirts than the other two, but refusing to make use of it.
* In ''Webcomic/ImpureBlood'', [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Issue3/ib061.html Roan, except when in disguise, which he finds frustrating.]]
* A rare female example is pretty much the entire cast of ''Wind Spirits'', where both the men and women of the tribes wear only loincloths.
* Numerous examples in ''Webcomic/{{Glorianna}}'', including Portai, Ravi, Gith, Thanaktos, and the Mountain King.
* In ''Webcomic/SatanAndMe'', Satan is shirtless a good portion of the time.
* Burk in ''Webcomic/HeroOhHero'' starts with no shirt whatsoever and later gets an open vest.
* Ganymede in [[http://a-gnosis.deviantart.com/art/The-Family-Party-9-514405772 ''The Family Party'']] by Creator/AGnosis unsurprisingly. He got his job because of his good looks, after all.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Lord Tedd wears [[BadassCape a red cape]] but otherwise goes shirtless.
* In ''Webcomic/SirensLament'', the siren Ian isn't at home with human customs, including wearing shirts. And the fangirls hope he never will be.
* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': Mars never wears, or posssibly even ''owns'' a shirt- he lives in the void of space, after all, so who knows where he buys his clothes. In any case, all he's got over his chest is the BadassCape tied around his 'neck'.
* In ''Webcomic/AliceGrove'', Ardent is a [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl Shameless Fanservice Boy]] from a utopian {{Arcology}} who tends to wear as little clothing as he can get away with. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d when he's given a shirt, but it vanishes off-panel.
-->'''Alice:''' Wait, what happened to your shirt?\\
'''Ardent:''' I got scared so I took it off.\\
'''Alice:''' That's... ''almost'' an explanation.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Oran from ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'', who is shirtless for half the series. Also, although Kamimura always wears his cloak, he never has a shirt on underneath.
* [[TheBrute Dolan]], [[TheBigGuy Carson]], and [[BigBad Captain Lyle Krinkor]] from ''Literature/ThePiratesCoveredInFur'' are all mentioned as being shirtless for the whole story.
* Benzaie provides this in ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'', since he dresses as Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian. Cast commentary demonstrates how much he suffered to bring us this fanservice, given the film was shot during April in Chicago.
* Same for Eight Bit Mickey in ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/wickydkewl Davey Wavey]] is a gay Blogger who makes all of his YouTube videos shirtless.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsSQKspCPHg Shirtless Anonymous]].
* Parodied in Website/{{Cracked}}'s [[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_717_33-special-editions-that-are-too-awesome-to-exist_p2/ 33 Special Editions That Are Too Awesome to Exist]] photoplasty, with ''Film/{{Thor}}: Shirtless Edition'' and ''The Chest Set: [[Matthew [=McConaughey=] and Jason Statham's]] most popular movies, revised and re-edited for maximum shirtlessness''.
* When ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' was nominated for Game of the Year 2014, Creator/BioWare responded with a thank-you video for the fans who had caused it to happen. The bulk of the video is [[UnreliableNarrator Varric]] and Cassandra talking to the viewers and snarking at each other... and then, for no reason whatsoever, [[MrFanservice Cullen]] wanders randomly through the scene without a shirt. [[https://youtu.be/AWfPDg8_gvM It's hard to blame Cass, really...]]
* Blogger [[http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwNPPl_oX8oUtKVMLxL13jg Connor Murphy]] makes all of his YouTube videos shirtless.
* Maximus Slade from ''Literature/{{TOT}}'' never wears a shirt for the entirety of the story. Given that he's a giant werewolf, it's more than likely because he can't fit into one.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Sideshow Mel, of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', almost always wears his "stage" costume -- which involves not wearing a shirt. Or pants: just a grass skirt thing.
* Barbados Slim, Olympian and "mahogany god" of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': Other than [[BadassGrandpa Hudson]], all of the males in the Manhattan Clan.
* Creator/{{Filmation}} had an [[PerverseSexualLust enduring affection]] for ripped muscle-men ([[FunnyAnimal Thun]] the [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom Lion-Man]], Franchise/{{Tarzan}}, WesternAnimation/{{Blackstar}}, [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man]], [[WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower Bow]]), all in [[{{Stripperiffic}} extremely]] [[WalkingShirtlessScene exiguous]] [[{{Loincloth}} raiment]].
* Geoff from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' always wears an open pink shirt.
* Aquaman in his appearances in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and ''Justice League Unlimited''. He's bare-chested even while off-duty and playing chess at Doctor Fate's tower.
* Zandor and Dorno on ''WesternAnimation/TheHerculoids''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** '''THE BOULDER''' is too busy burying people in ''a rockalanche'' to bother wearing a shirt.
** Aang also foregoes a shirt throughout a large part of season 3, though it's more to keep showing the audience the scar in the middle of his back that he got at the end of season 2 than it is for {{fanservice}}.
** Same applies to Zuko, but he already had a few shirtless scenes prior to season 3.
* Patrick from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''. Justified that he's a starfish.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''
** Kriss Krass
** Sir Tristepin[=/=]Sadlygrove Percidal as of episode 22.
** Also his master, [[spoiler:Goultard the Barbarian]].
* Jesse, the bass player for Mystik Spiral on ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', is almost always seen wearing an open vest with no shirt underneath, revealing a muscular chest. In his first appearance he mentions that Trent owes him a new shirt after having [[NoodleIncident thrown up on him at some point]]--apparently Trent never got around to it.
* Honey, Bosko's girlfriend from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' is a very rare non-{{Fanservice}}-y female human example of this trope.
* Trembly Paw from ''WesternAnimation/PawPawBears''.
** Almost all the male characters from ''WesternAnimation/PawPawBears'', actually.
* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' the first season BigBad [[MagnificentBastard Aggregor]] never wore a shirt. Before going OneWingedAngel he wore a nice open chested [[BadassLongcoat tunic]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBrothersGrunt'', all Grunts walk around shirtless in their underwear.
* [[Creator/{{Toonami}} TOM]]'s a robot, but he's designed with his robot abs exposed.
* Another robot example is the hilariously bad [[WesternAnimation/MegaMan Ruby-Spears Mega Man]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StreetSharks'': The title characters and their allies Moby Lick and Mantaman all had their shirts destroyed when they first transformed, and never bothered to replace them (justified in that, with their torsos, no shirt ''exists'' that they could fit into). The villain Killamari also goes shirtless. Averted with the fifth shark, Melvin Kresnik/Rox, who manages to wear a full outfit despite his transformation.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The Ukranian feminist protest group ''Femen'' is known for having their women activists appear bare chested with slogans written over their bodies. Naturally the nudity attracts much attention in the press.
* In Rio de Janerio, shirtlessness is [[http://www.shirtlessmenworld.net/rioindex.html very common]] in various [[http://www.shirtlessmenworld.net/general.html public places]].
* Terry Porter, of ''Series/PorterRidge'', hardly ever wears a shirt. He claims they "irritate [his] nipples". Lampshaded on the few times he has to wear a shirt (which is usually undone).
* Pita Taufatofua, who was Tonga's flag bearer at [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames 2016 Summer Olympics]] didn't wear a shirt and he was greased up during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iPWLWytYc4 the opening ceremony]].
* Shirtlessness is very common in the [[http://www.outfrontonline.com/community-voices/stuff-gay-people-like-being-shirtless gay male subculture]].