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- This Commercial for Just FAB.com
- There's a Klondike commercial which has a man who isn't looking at a pretty woman as she walks by and is talking to his wife instead.
- The two women in this Jawbone cellphone accessories commercial are totally oblivious to the the sight of the two rugby players who are aggressively sucking face and peeling off their clothes in the bar.
- The painting Ulysses and the Sirens by Herbert James Draper is a dramatic depiction of that event. Ulysses' crew is bravely forging ahead while the notorious seducers try entrance them; not being able to hear their song helps (as does knowing what happens if taken), but they ignore them even as they fly close enough to touch them.
Anime & Manga
- The manga version of Battle Royale has Mitsuko walk around in a short shirt, leather miniskirt and vest and Yuichiro completely ignores the view it gives him.
- Despite Revy's borderline Stripperiffic outfit in Black Lagoon (justified only on grounds of the climate), Rock doesn't seem to even notice how little clothes she's wearing. Likewise, she doesn't really seem to care how much Rock sees.
- Rangiku Matsumoto has her rather large boobs practically spilling out and occasionally makes strange references to them, but only resident pervs Kon and Keigo react to them. Her captain, Hitsugaya, seems to be the one least bothered by it. Supporting character Hisagi has a crush on her, but he usually doesn't show it outside of a few omakes and a couple of key filler episodes. Folks in the Soul Society, all being Really 700 Years Old, are probably just used to Rangiku at this point. That and it's completely intentional; one Shinigami Encyclopedia moment had her teaching the other female lieutenants and court seats the "proper way" to expose their cleavage. While totally non-canon, it was also totally in-character. This is spoofed in the "next episode preview" for the Beach Episode. Rangiku's pissed that nobody complimented her on her bathing suit, to the point that she's getting ready to strip just to get some attention.
- Harribel's number was marked on her right breast, and when she revealed it to Hitsugaya the young captain was more interested in her number than her womanly bits. He's just a kid after all. A kid who works with and is eye-to-bosom-level with Matsumoto. Harribel's release makes her into an epic Ms. Fanservice, with little more than pasties covering her nipples, and a very tiny miniskirt. No-one in the series proper comments on it, and the only mention of it by any character is Ichimaru Gin in one of the Arrancar Encyclopedia segments, who states he'd never be able to wear such a skimpy outfit.
- While in a healing hot spring, Ichigo is shocked to discover Renji, Byakuya, and Rukia are all completely submerged despite being comatose. His reaction completely overlooks the fact that Rukia is floating with her butt completely exposed. Kirinji lampshades it, by wondering why Ichigo's not commenting on the "perfect peach".
- In Blue Exorcist Shura is as scantily dresses as Yoko above. She gets as much attention for it as well; aside from the big eyed reaction to her reveal, Renzo drooling when he first sees her, and a few odd background characters staring, no one comments on her lack of clothing. The big moment when that happened had to be when Rin accidentally torched her and Yukio's clothing so she was only wearing her, scanty, underwear. Neither Yukio or Rin payed attention.
- Death Note has Misa repeatedly appear in Stripperiffic clothes, sweet-sexy lingerie or flat out a corset and panties at multiple intervals, trying to get Light's attention. Light will have none of that and is all business around her. The rest of the task force are not so oblivious
- A number of characters in Digimon: Rosemon, Lillymon and Angewomon immediately come to mind. There were some random passerbys noticing LadyDevimon's appearance in one episode of 02, calling her a "sexy-looking woman".
- Divergence Eve seems to take place in a future where huge breasts are (apparently) so commonplace that men have stopped caring.
- Tends to be a Zigzagging Trope in Fairy Tail.
- Lucy has an undertone of The Tease, and wears comparatively demure clothing, though she goes more for 'cute' than 'sexy'.
- That said, Natsu has seen Lucy naked so many times that it no longer affects him. This is used to the guild's advantage once; Jacob of the Spriggan 12 makes Lucy's clothing invisible (except her underwear), thinking it will be "torture". Natsu is decidedly not impressed.
- In one episode when Grey was in Lucy's body, he kept trying to remove his shirt and the men would have hearts in their eyes and shout "Yeah!"
- However, no-one seems to care about Cana walking around with just a bra on her top half, nor Erza's frequent use of Chainmail Bikinis. Nor any other similar outfits.
- On the male side, nobody ever says a word about Natsu's vest with nothing underneath. Grey's stripping habit is usually also only brought up as a quirk, and no females seem affected. But then we have this reaction to Natsu vs Gajeel:
- Lucy has an undertone of The Tease, and wears comparatively demure clothing, though she goes more for 'cute' than 'sexy'.
- Goku of Dragon Ball is this to a T, and this is especially pointed out early in the series. He fails to see the allure of Bulma attempting to persuade him by lifting up her skirt, and later doesn't understand why all the women aren't wearing any clothes in a collection of naughty magazines. This doesn't mean he doesn't realize others fall into this, however, as during the Buu arc he persuades the Grand Kai by offering naughty pictures of Bulma herself (much to Vegeta's outrage).
- In Full Metal Panic!, towards the beginning in the first arc, Kaname is naked minus a ripped patients uniform and her underwear for a good portion, but none of this is focused on or even pointed out by any of the characters, including Kurtz, a borderline super pervert, due to the seriousness of the situation and the various military fighters coming after the group.
- The Major's default outfit in the first season of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex rarely attracts any comments. However, in one episode she gets thrown into some garbage during a fight and has to change her costume into something even more Stripperific than usual. When Chief Aramaki sees her, he asks her if she's trying to get his attention.
- GUN×SWORD: Like The Major, people tend to notice Carmen 99's getup a lot less then you'd think is normal. During the Beach Episode, the only one with any real modesty issues is Wendy.
- Given that Hayate the Combat Butler's Hayate is a Chaste Hero, you'd think they'd play this trope straight. Twice Hinagiku has distracted him though (which she seems to appreciate), and he seems to notice his co-worker Maria every once-in-a-while. When the buxom Athena talks to him though, she has to make sure he notices her. He seems completely unfazed upon encountering his master while she's bare, but he disguises this by saying that he's not interested in her, despite her being only three years younger than him. Several times, he is somewhat distracted, but still recovers himself before the girl in question even gets over the shock of being seen. He's not clueless about sex appeal, just not affected by it like normal guys. Pointed out when Miki shoves a magazine in his face, and states that he's the perfect one to take Hinagiku out because of his reaction.
- In InuYasha Sesshoumaru saves a half-naked Kagura from drowning and they discuss killing Naraku. In the manga, Sesshoumaru barely looks at her directly except for a few times and at no point does he react to her state of undress. In the anime, he faces her while they talk but ignores her state while she awkwardly covers her breasts with an arm, in the end Jaken screams at her to cover up.
- Negi, of Mahou Sensei Negima! rarely seems to react to the various fanservice that surrounds him (and that he sometimes causes). But then, he is, despite his maturity, 10 years old. One of the few exceptions is when Nodoka was so happy he saved her that she forgot she was topless and went to thank him.
- Played chillingly in Mobile Suit Victory Gundam. At one point, the bad guys try to catch Üso off-guard by ambushing his Gundam with bikini-clad women toting bazookas (yes, the commander who ordered this was explicitly insane). True to his young age, he's not distracted at all; rather, he's in shrieking denial that the women actually attacked him semi-naked and proceeds to slap, kick and headbutt them out of the air with his Gundam (presumably breaking quite a few bones in the process). As for his last attacker, we get treated to a first-hand observation about the health effects of a human body being hit with a beam saber.
- In My Hero Academia, upon first seeing Mt. Lady, tons of photographers are there to take her picture, but superhero fanboy Izuku just takes out his notebook and starts writing down his observations about her. (Then again, we later see that his notes include the comment "sexy" as well as an assessment of her powers.)
- One Piece:
- Luffy takes this to such an extreme that he has Boa Hancock (the world's most beautiful woman) in front of him. Completely naked. And he is disappointed that there was no food. Boa Hancock was somewhat disturbed by the fact Luffy was this, separating him from nearly all the men she had known her entire life, and even tried to have him killed for it (among other reasons), but eventually she got over it and even fell in love with him. Other notable examples include Trafalgar Law and Smoker.
- Not even a mermaid princess with the Most Common Superpower flirting with him can sway his eye. (Especially when she offers him food.)
- Chopper (as an anthropomorphic reindeer) isn't attracted to human females, meaning he's the only male character who can see Nami naked with impunity. He did one time immediately fall head over heels for a reindeer Mink woman though, which makes sense.
- Don't Forget Mihawk, the guy is so serious he wouldn't care if Hancock was standing next to him naked.
- In Please Twins!, Miina and Karen think that Maiku might be gay because he isn't distracted by all the fanserivce. Hilarity Ensues given the fact that he's straight but is on a tight deadline and is trying his hardest not to let himself get distracted.
- Phantom Quest Corp.: Mamoru isn't the least bit fazed by Ayaka's habit of sleeping in the nude. Nor is he bothered by the fact that she routinely shows up for breakfast in nothing but her panties, with her top open. It may be because he's Just a Kid and simply too young to be affected by her, well... EVERYTHING.
- In Big Windup, none of the characters (not even the perverted ones) on protagonist's team seems to notice that their coach's boobs are bigger then her head. Hilariously, the catcher for one of the opposing teams they face sees her to be a "big distraction" that makes him "feel funny" but has no idea why (while the camera zooms in on her chest).
- In Ranma ˝, Ryoga considers Ranma a man at all times, and is thus completely immune to her female charms, even if she's completely naked. The only time he was taken aback was the very first time he saw the mystery girl (with the slashed-open shirt) jump out of a waterspout to fight him, but that was over when he learned the truth mere seconds later. A Filler anime episode made hash of this trait, though.
- Mousse and Pantyhose Taro are equally immune, and for the same reasons. Happosai is decidedly not immune, which Ranma tends to exploit in order to get past the Old Master's defenses. Subverted by warrior prince Herb, who isn't immune either... but because the sight of female nudity cost him dearly once, and it has now become, in his own Exact Words, his Berserk Button.
- Rune Soldier Louie: It's amazing that Louie can be around such a hottie like Ila and not be tempted by her. Not only is she very attractive, she has stunning figure, and nurses a crush on him. Problem is, he completely fails to notice it, even when she was sunbathing topless and asking him to rub lotion on her back (seen at 4:25-4:49, here).
- Shimoneta: As a member of SOX, Tanukichi regularly spends time around Ayame, who's shown to have a smoking hot bod. Especially whenever she dons her 'Blue Snow' disguise, where all she wears is a bedsheet and a pair of her own panties as a mask. Yet, the fact that there's a naked girl standing next to him doesn't register and not once does he try to take a peek.
- Yoko from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann; although Simon and Kamina are indeed distracted at first, they get used to it. This becomes something of a Running Gag, as even towards the series' end there are still one or two characters who are utterly distracted by Yoko, especially during one episode where it seems she changed outfits midscene causing one of the minor characters to quietly flip out. One of the few cases where an unqualified inversion of the trope with a female being distracted by males could have been pulled off, and Yoko doesn't even blink at a perpetually shirtless man in impossibly Cool Shades.
- In Urusei Yatsura, Lum's very skimpy Fur Bikini never receives anyone's attention, even Ataru, except maybe at the very beginning.
- Vandread: Most of the Dread pilots are shown wearing jumpsuits identical to Meia's (which is skintight, but covers everything), but Barnette and Jura get away with much more Stripperiffic outfits, which no one ever seems to notice. Justified because the three guys on the ship were raised in a woman-free environment and told that women were evil monsters. It takes most of the series before any of the main guys actually admit they each like a particular woman.
- Keima of The World God Only Knows is never really distracted by the sexy, but occasionally he has to pretend to be for the sake of "capturing" a possessed girl. Cue intentional explosive nosebleeds.
- During Assassination Classroom's Beach Episode, a bored Irina suggests to Karasuma that they have sex. Karasuma (being already occupied with reading a pamphlet) eventually gets fed up with her pestering and throws her into the ocean.
- Power Girl is the superhero exception. The inability of men to ignore her obvious assets has even been used as a plot point in the occasional story. Her reactions to this vary. For the most part, she only takes offense when people are being obvious perverts about it and/or assume she's just a Brainless Beauty.
- A plot point in one Buck Godot: Zap Gun for Hire story ("The Gallimaufry").
- The Sandman: Her outfits aren't exactly Stripperiffic so much as looking like she forgot something when she got dressed, but Delirium more often than not walks around wearing ripped-up mesh shirts and/or open tops that expose her nipples, and nobody ever comments on this. Mind you, the nipples are pretty much the only thing there to see, because Delirium is a child. And it's probably not the first thing you notice about her, anyways. But still, it isn't even mentioned once. It's hard to tell how old she's supposed to be physically, apart from "definitely not an adult". The general fandom consensus seems to be 13 or 14 (which is still kinda young for Distracted by the Sexy, granted), but it seems to fluctuate depending on the artist (justified by her being an Anthropomorphic Personification).
- Aayla Secura in the Star Wars comics set around the Clone Wars. She's a hot blue-skinned alien who bares her midriff belonging to a species whose hat for the females is being nubile dancers. Of course, the fact that she's also a Jedi Knight might have something to do with the way she is treated. The fact that most of the people around her are either fellow Jedi or subordinate Clone Troopers is also a factor.
- Occurs in Sin City quite a bit. Marv's parole officer is a hot lesbian who first shows up in-story, wearing a pair of panties and nothing else. Marv doesn't seem to care. In another story, Wallace spurs the advances of Blue Eyes, a deadly assassin who seduces men to their deaths. While he isn't aware that she's an assassin at first, he still does not succumb to taking advantage of her when she throws herself at him.
- During the events of Spider-Island, the citizens of New York are turned into spider monsters, including several superheroes. At the end, everyone is cured and reverts back to normal, albeit sans clothing. Most of the ordinary citizens are freaking out and running for some cover, but many of the superheroes◊ are totally nonplussed about walking around (and seeing others walk around) in the buff.
Black Panther: Misty Knight, it is good to see you again. That is, I mean—
Misty Knight: It's alright, your highness. I know what you mean. It seems like we're the only ones not freaking out over being buck naked.
Hawkeye: That's probably from all our years in skin-tight spandex.
- In the Hägar the Horrible strip seen here, Lucky Eddie seems far more interested in Lady Godiva's riding abilities than the fact that she's nude.
- A Femme Fatale tries to seduce Tarzan via Clothing Damage. He realises what she's up to and is unimpressed, pointing out some naked Nubile Savages bathing under the nearest waterfall. "There are many here such as you."
- Conan the Barbarian: Used as a twist ending in a Marvel Comics story. Conan's horse dies early in the story and leaves him stranded in an inhospitable area. The ruler of a local town hires the stranger for a dangerous mission, and promises than Conan can ask for any reward he wants following his return. The ruler's sexy daughter notices Conan staring at her direction, and is convinced that Conan will ask for her as his reward. And she is clearly interested. One hell of a mission later, Conan returns and the daughter seems ready for him. Conan completely ignores her and grabs the fine horse which was always standing behind her. He then escapes with the horse. He only wanted a way to leave the area and was never remotely interested in her.
- In Shadowchasers: Ascension, Tiberious and Loreli are broken out of prison (against their will) and transported to the Big Bad's fortress; Loreli is Naked on Arrival, seeing as the Baleful Polymorph she was cursed with as part of her sentence is undone. When Tiberious looks at her, he frowns turns away, the narrative saying, "He had seen her naked once, the one time he had slept with her. It was an experience he would have liked to forget." (He doesn't give the details, but given what is known about Loreli, it's easy to make educated guesses.)
- In Disney High School, every girl is mesmerized by Shang rushing through the obstacle course in P.E. except for Merida, who facepalms at their reaction.
- In the House fanfic "Insidious", Dr. Walpole is not only not interested in Thirteen, he insults her by pretending to mistake her for a cadaver, much to House's amusement.
- In With Strings Attached, John had been turned into a Winged Humanoid via Emergency Transformation, and he discovered eventually that human women no longer turned him on. It becomes an issue in The Keys Stand Alone: The Soft World, when he has to get some information from a woman, Lotisa, while another woman (a known spy) is in the room with her. While the other woman gets it on with George, John has to fake interest in Lotisa so he can talk to her via Touch Telepathy. Unfortunately for his information gathering, Lotisa becomes extremely interested in him when he takes off his cloak, and she tries her hardest to get him to reciprocate. It doesn't work, except to distract her with the sexy, and she can barely give him anything he doesn't already know. He ends up doubly frustrated.
- In Origin Story, Tony Stark walks in on Alex, Louise, and Natasha Romanova while the three women are sunbathing topless next to the Black Panther's private swimming pool. While Louise rolls over to cover herself up, Alex and Natasha basically shrug and keep sunbathing. Despite his normal womanizing nature, Stark manages to be a good boy and doesn't ogle the naked women even once during the ensuing strategy session.
- The Pieces Lie Where They Fell: When Night Blade and the human Rainbow Dash are transported into the mare Rainbow Dash's personal Paradise, the human Rainbow Dash is completely naked and starts freaking out, but Night Blade’s only reaction is annoyance at her for hitting him over it. After her pony counterpart shows up and calms her down somewhat, Dash is still convinced that Night Blade is a pervert for looking at her. Night Blade promptly informs her that she does nothing for him, since he's only attracted to one pony who is not her.
Films — Animation
- Aladdin. Princess Jasmine's skimpy top and gauzy harem pants barely get a mention by the other characters, and this in a part of the world where such attire would be deemed thoroughly inappropriate for a member of nobility or royalty. Granted, she wears a concealing hood when out on the streets of Agrabah, but often goes without it when traveling to other places.
- The Great Mouse Detective: During the bar scene with Miss Kitty Mouse, a burlesque stripper, beginning to perform onstage, Basil is the only one in the bar not mesmerized one bit by the act. He's instead much focused on spotting the enemy, and luckily, notices his and Dawson's jugs of beer to be drugged.
Films — Live-Action
- The athletes in the "Ain't There Anyone Here for Love" number in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes seem quite oblivious to Jane Russell strutting around their gym in a low-cut top. Though if you've seen The Celluloid Closet you know the real reason. They couldn't get enough of her the night before however so you never know.
- Tracy Ryan is wearing only a pair of panties and an unbuttoned dress shirt when she's casually talking to Sebastien Guy in the kitchen in Girl for Girl.
- The coed shower scene in Starship Troopers. Neither the men nor women in the shower ogle each other, as it's meant to represent the fact that in this future society, men and women are considered equal in almost all ways.
- See also the entry on communal showers in the Real Life section. This is likely beaten into the troopers during basic training.
- In Mad Max: Fury Road, Max first encounters the five supermodel-gorgeous Wives as they are hosing each other off by the roadside, their diaphanous white clothes soaked and clinging to their skin. He doesn't show a trace of interest in them. Their water, on the other hand...
- Ghostbusters (2016): Abby expresses surprise when Erin asks whether she finds Kevin attractive, asking "Who, Kevin?". It's implied that Kevin is just too stupid for Abby to see him that way. The other Ghostbusters don't have that problem though.
- Exploited in History of the World Part I, as the guards use the opposing trope to suss out the palace intruder, Josephus, who's trying to blend in with Eunuchs, who embody this trope.
- The Lensman universe takes it one step further, with entire planets of essentially human beings in which complete nakedness is the norm, and others in which the inhabitants wear only the minimum of garb. In fact E. E. “Doc” Smith was fond of this trope, and the Osnomians and like peoples in the Skylark Series also wore very little (then again, they had telepathy machines and tended to execute perverts).
- One of the survivors in World War Z tells a story about watching a stag film at his friend's bachelor party post-war. The lead actress is having sex on the hood of a BMW Z4, but the survivor can only think about what a shame it was that no one builds cars like that anymore.
- In the Gaunt's Ghosts novel First and Only, Rawne and some unsavoury character discuss contraband at a seedy bar, paying no attention whatsoever to the showgirl doing a striptease on stage.
- In the Stephanie Harrington novel Fire Season, Trudy Franchitti attempts to capitalize on her physical aspects when chatting up Anders Whittaker at Stephanie's birthday party. His only reaction is mild disgust at her for being so obvious about it.
- One Dave Barry book has a cartoon depicting two rednecks at a bar with a giant TV featuring a bikini model, angrily yelling at the barman to put the game back on.
- In Coronation Street barmaid Lauren gets a drink thrown on her and has to take her top off. Maria gets annoyed at Liam for staring at her bra. Not because he's ogling her - because he recognises it as one that's been bootlegged from his factory.
- In the Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch "The Dull Life of a City Stockbroker," the titular stockbroker shows no reaction to any of the outrageous circumstances surrounding him, including an attractive topless clerk at the chemist, to an orgy on his own desk.
- At least Once an Episode on Project Runway the models strip down and try on their clothes in front of several people and cameras. Almost nobody has ever commented on their bodies unless it's to discuss their measurements' effect on the clothes. Of course it's not uncommon for the men on the show to be gay.
- In an episode of Castle, Beckett and Castle are at a male strip club where the victim worked. Castle is mobbed by women (he is ruggedly handsome, after all), but is mostly just uncomfortable, while Beckett stays focused on trying to identify a suspect, even when he leads the group he's performing with offstage to her.
- In the Father Ted episode "Speed 3", Dougal has taken over a milk round after the previous milkman was fired because all the women on the route were Cheating with the Milkman. Every housewife on Craggy Island turns up at their front doors in lingerie, making blatant come-ons, and he just carries on delivering the milk. Then at the end of the episode, he suddenly shouts "THOSE WOMEN WERE IN THE NIP!"
- In the second season of Spanish game show El gran juego de la oca, a young female contestant saw how her husband was brought to the set for one of her challenges. She would be asked five questions, and every time she got one wrong she would be Forced to Watch how a sexy woman — a "Femme Fatale" in host Pepe Navarro's words — attempted to seduce her husband. The guy reacted to the sexy woman with complete indifference.
- Ginger often tried to use Distracted by the Sexy as a means to get her own way on Gilligan's Island. Unfortunately for her, the Professor (described by actor Russell Johnson as being asexual) was immune to it, leading to this trope.
- A common argument in Doctor Who fandom to support the Doctor's Asexuality is that he's continually surrounded by very attractive young women in skirts but never looks at them that way. This is ignoring the Unfortunate Implications that if a man doesn't leer over much younger girls than he must be asexual, and the fact that he sometimes did that anyway. This did become an Enforced Trope in the 80s, when Peter Davison was told never to look at the women's bodies, or touch the women (even in non-sexual ways) in order to prevent audiences thinking that there was 'hanky panky' going on.
- Marvel Cinematic Universe:
- Daredevil: When Matt brings Karen to his apartment, she asks to borrow one of his shirts since the t-shirt she borrowed from Foggy got wet in the rain while they were traveling over. Karen takes off her t-shirt, and spends several seconds topless as she buttons Matt's shirt. Matt, being blind, doesn't make a move on her.
- Luke Cage: When Misty Knight is reminiscing about her one-night stand with Luke, she tells the police department shrink that, even though she was wearing a very tight, very low-cut dress, from the very first time he saw her, Luke looked at her eyes, not her cleavage.
- Game of Thrones:
- The season one episode with Littlefinger's Sexposition involves him training Ros and another new prostitute in how to fake passion with a client. He himself seems unaroused, even when they suggest he join them, claiming its out of loyalty to another (ie, Catelyn).
- When Tywin approaches Oberyn in a whorehouse to talk, there are several naked whores on the bed, and they walk past Tywin. In the entire scene, Tywin never ogles any of them, remaining with his undisturbed icy glare at face-level. (Given that one of the first things we find out about Tywin is his public distaste for whores, this is probably very justified.)
- Babylon 5: John Sheridan has a very good history with this.
- In one episode he bursts into his Number One Susan Ivanova's quarters in the middle of the night happily babbling about an awesome solution to the problem of the week he just came up with, completely and sincerely failing to notice that Ivanova is both wearing a very minimal silk nightgown and nothing else, and sound asleep. Ivanova is unamused. For several reasons.
- In season three Sheridan is assigned a very attractive Political Officer by the new crypto-Fascist Earth regime, who promptly shows up naked in his quarters. His only reaction is "Must be colder in here than I thought...".
- Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura also averts the trope. The game lets you walk around in your underwear, but everybody civilised refuses to talk to you. However, the even more revealing Barbarian Armor is socially acceptable. Although the shopkeepers comment and charge you MORE.
- All female soldiers in the Command & Conquer: Red Alert series. Just look at the RA 3 trailer: what kind of military uniforms have cleavage like that?
- City of Heroes allows the player to build a character who is dressed in the next best thing to total nudity, if that's what you're into. None of the contacts or villains will react to it or even notice.
- Gloria from Devil May Cry 4. She's dressed like an even more Stripperiffic version of Lady Gaga, she's "qualified" to wear that outfit, she's an agent of a freaking religious cult and the only character who addresses her outfit is Dante... who laughs his head off. Granted, Gloria is really Trish, but still, man.
- Nero's reaction to her... clothing, is to look away in slight irritation.
- In the first Diablo, the succubi were so sexy they actually caused some controversy; their bosoms and rear ends are clearly visible, and they aren't wearing anything except arm warmers and thigh-high boots. The player characters don't seem to notice. The players, on the other hand, that's another story.
- You can run around in next to nothing in Fallout 3 and none of the Non Player Characters will comment on it. While Dukov will flirt with female player characters even if they walk in wearing so much power armor that you cannot tell the gender of the person inside.
- The Final Fantasy series:
- Final Fantasy X-2 plays it straight with Yuna's cousin, Rikku, who wears nothing but a yellow string bikini, a micro-skirt, and a pair of boots. Which leaves most of her body on full display. Yet, no one ever comments on it, or seems bothered by it. note
- Special mention goes to FF6's Celes. She spends 95% of the game wearing a Leotard of Power with a cape, and nobody ever blinks an eye. When she tries her hand at being an Opera singer and wears a Pimped-Out Dress, Locke blushes at seeing her. However her artwork has her dressed in much more modest gold coloured clothing.
- Terra's Morph/Trance: The guys in the game swoon when she winks at them, but none of them have a problem with Terra transforming into her Esper side, casually shedding all her clothes and fighting the enemies nude. The Barbie Doll Anatomy helps.
- Nobody in the Halo universe acknowledges that Cortana is naked. Even in the games where her figure is particularly noticeable. To make it even weirder, most AIs, like Serina in Halo Wars, have more conservative appearances.
- In J Stars Victory VS, if you let Medaka fight against Raoh, the former will order the latter to be in awe at her body. Raoh's reaction can be summarized as "no chivalry here".
- Pretty much every female in the Jak and Daxter series is smokin' hot and always bares her midriff, but Ashelin wears the skimpiest outfit of all. Daxter flirts with nearly everything with tits, but other than that (which has died down in later games), no one spares a second glance.
- Metal Gear Solid
- Similarly, shirtless Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid: Snake Escape, if only because his partner was a monkey implanted with his personality.
- Liquid Snake runs around shirtless outside in Alaska. Sniper Wolf runs around in Alaska wearing Absolute Cleavage. The most shamelessly egregious example of this, though, is with Meryl, during her ending. She (dressed in a tiny black halter top) tells Snake that he (shirtless at the time) can't go outside dressed like that, or he'll freeze, and runs off to find something warm to put on herself. He puts on a shirt, and she puts on an orange jacket which has no sleeves, leaving her arms totally bare. The game attempts to Hand Wave it by saying that everyone on the project is using "anti-freezing peptides", but Snake, injected with the same peptide, is the only character in the entire cast to respond to the cold even vaguely like a normal person.
- Zero Suit Samus in Super Smash Bros. Brawl... if only because her partner was Pikachu. Averted in that Snake has, as an Easter Egg, a highly suggestive codec conversation concerning Zero Suit Samus. "Mei Ling, Samus took her clothes off!"
- In Mortal Kombat 9, it's a mixed bag. Styker takes notice of Mileena's clothes quickly (and that's proof to him she isn't friendly) and there's some shipping between Johnny Cage and Sonya and between Liu Kang and Kitana, but as far as the other females go, nothing. No-one says anything.
- Persona 3 lampshades this a little. There are various armors one can get during the game that change a character's appearance. They are... Yeah. Try handing one of these off and Yukari will bitch you out while Mitsuru is simply shocked, but doesn't say anything audible. They'll still wear them, mind. And since this is an ATLUS game, being Distracted by the Sexy can land you a game over real quick.
- In Pokémon, some Pokémon can have an ability called "Oblivious" which prevents them from being affected by the infatuation status caused by the move Attract. Prior to Pokémon Black and White, the Red Flute item can also negate the effects of Attract, in case a Pokémon has been Distracted by the Sexy.
- For a more direct example, Skyla, a Gym Leader in Black and White, wears a Stripperiffic outfit and has the biggest rack in the game, yet gets almost no attention whatsoever for her appearance. In fact, nearly every male NPC who talks about infatuation at all will refer to Elesa, another Gym Leader. Any compliments directed at Skyla are for her excellent piloting skills (which she genuinely has, as demonstrated in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, and is NOT an Unusual Euphemism).
- In Return to Castle Wolfenstein, the Nazi Amazon Brigade all wear low-cut skintight leather and stiletto heels. In the 1940s. In bitterest Teutonic winter. Nobody comments on this.
- Sigma Star Saga has every female Krill wearing what amounts to an alien bikini, yet no one seems to bat an eye. Well, Recker does a couple of times early on, but that stops after the first chapter.
- Soul Calibur III: Seong-Mina's got a killer bod, which you can't help seeing since she traverses the continent in nothing but a loose-fitting halter top that makes it easy to see she's topless underneath it, and a loincloth that gives you gratuitous flashes of her undies. Yet, no one bats so much as an eyelash at all the eyecandy she's displaying. Not even her legs which are built solidly enough to near rival Chun Li's.
- Most notably in her interactions with Yunseong, who never shows so much as a glancing interest in her. Which is likely because he thinks of her as a Cool Big Sis, more than anything else; even though they are not related.
- Same goes for Ivy, a dominatrix-themed character whose default outfits basically consist of colored twine and go completely without comment throughout the series.
- Averted in Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier, where half the jokes in the game are comments on the wardrobe of the female cast. Especially Kagura, with her tiny dress and huge... tracts of land.
- In Tales from the Borderlands, Zer0 mostly ignores Mad Moxxi's constant innuendo. The only time he even comments on it is before hanging up on her in annoyance. A Borderlands 2 DLC has him outright say that he isn't interested in romance or sex, only in combat and testing his skills. Of course, in the same DLC, he does imply that he has dates with Rosie Palms (and uses blood as lube), so while he may not be distracted by the sexy, it apparently still has an effect on him.
- In a volcano stage in Tales of Hearts, female characters consider disrobing because of the heat. In two cases, this flusters the male characters, but when the young Beryl offers, she's greeted by uncomfortable silence. Also of note: Kunzite refuses to participate in these conversations.
- This trope is played straight in The King of Fighters, where nobody finds anything special about Mai Shiranui, despite being flanderized into an even greater Ms. Fanservice than in Fatal Fury.
- Averted big time in KoF XIII, where nearly half the cast lampshades the fact that she's half-naked - with some even telling her to put some clothes on. Her response ranges from being offended, to trying to justify it by explaining it's the traditional garb worn by the women of the Shiranui Ninja Clan.
- Street Fighter V's Laura Matsuda wears incredibly revealing casual attire consisting of a braless underboobs shirt, Daisy Duke shorts, and exposed thong, as an alternate outfit. Her story mode prelude in the game shows that she wears this both at home around her younger brother Seannote and out on the road encountering various fighters in the game. It gets about enough attention from everyone she interacts with—little brother, fat punk bodyguard, and solitary warrior alike—to belong on this list.
- Higurashi: When They Cry
- Shion and Mion. Despite having large racks (not to mention being identical twins), no-one ever seems to notice except in Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Rei's Pool Episode, and there is exactly one scene of either of them Gainaxing.
- Higurashi's Spiritual Successor, Umineko: When They Cry, on the other hand, has Battler outright comment on Jessica's and Shannon's boobs, with predictable results.
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney:
- Trials and Tribulations has Dahlia Hawthorne, who leaves every male character she meets lovestruck... except for Miles Edgeworth and Diego Armando. Makes kind of sense for Diego because he was already dating Mia, who's quite the looker and was standing right by him in her first trial.
- This is basically an Edgeworth superpower. Back in the first game, April May flaunts for all it's worth. The Judge is charmed, Phoenix is irritated... and Edgeworth never changes expression.
- Every time Mia Fey appears. Then again, people barely seem to find it worthy of mention that a ghost is in the courtroom, let alone one that's bursting out of
hersomeone else's top. In fact, the only person who even comments on it when she's alive is Gumshoe, and even then only briefly.
- Ms. Fanservice Alice from Virtue's Last Reward wears nothing but a skirt, a short open jacket and a necklace suppressing her massive bust. No one says a thing about her overtly sexy figure except Dio, who makes one casual joke in the entire game:
Dio: With a prow like that, I imagine you run into a lot of things.
- Dominic Deegan: "Katya, your country has made me immune to boobs." Except Katya's.
- According to the creator, that strip was based off of something that happened to him [see comments below].
- In Tales Of Gnosis College, Professor Corwin has naked coeds running around his lab engaged in various peculiar behaviors. He responds by being observant and taking careful notes.
- Karate Bears have the ability to focus on the task at hand.
- Blade Bunny features an example where a man happens on a naked woman taking a bath.
Man: This is a rare moment where my brain overrides my penis. That's boiling oil. What the hell?
- Yihwa Yeon and Jyu Viole Grace from Tower of God:
Yeon: If you plan to request something from me just because you settled my debt, you better stop dreaming.
Viole: … What would I request from you?
Yeon: I-I m-mean… my body.
Viole: I'm not interested in your body.
Yeon: (snaps) (in thought) Kill… I'll kill you… same team or not, in the next test, I'll definitely kill you.
- Crash in Weenie Licked tries and fails to seduce Paul with her ass.
- The Order of the Stick does this twice in the same arc:
- First, as Roy rescues Julia from Sabine, she tries to distract him by opening her shirt and offering to let him do anything he wants to her. Roy is very interested...because what he wants is to throw her out a window.
- Later, a now-freed Julia (whose standard outfit is "sexy schoolgirl") tries to get Durkon's attention with fanservice, but Durkon a.) doesn't respond because he's busy casting a spell, and b.) then goes into "responsible dad" mode and tells her off for acting like that. Julia, amazingly, is actually cowed.
- The Boobs of Steel article on this very wiki is a detailed, scientific discussion of whether or not cup size is actually proportional to strength, and why. The writer at least was definitely Not Distracted By The Sexy.
- Boomstick of Death Battle is a crude individual who approaches girl-fights with great enthusiasm and often makes lewd comments towards them. This is not the case in the character preview for Yang Xiao Long, where Boomstick completely uncharacteristically makes not even a single comment about her looks, because he's so distracted by her signature weapon, the Ember Celica. Boomstick evidently loves weapons more than women. Though possibly Justified if he is aware that Yang is 17 years old and hence still a high-school student.
- Théo from Aventures is a paladin/inquisitor who doesn't have much interest in any described fanservice because he is a chaste Knight Templar.
Succubus: Come on inquisitor, what do you want to do to me?
Théo: Cut your head and piss down your neck.
- Ćon Flux: In one of the original shorts, Aeon is having a shootout with a bunch of mooks, and dispatches all but one of them, who manages to get the drop on her and has her dead-to-rights. Aeon then spreads her legs and licks her lips seductively. The mook realizes what anyone with half a brain would do realistically, that she's seducing him just to make an opening to kill him, and promptly blows her brains out.
- American Dad!:
- Stan takes in a stripper who's the same age as Hayley purely for non-sexual reasons.
- In "Stan Time", Roger and Steve attempt to write porn films. While trying to visualize in a diner, they don't notice two busty blonde ice cream shop waitresses playing around in sexually suggestive situations.
- In the "Jurassic Bark" episode, Amy and Leela are doing some gratuitous wrestling in skimpy gym outfits, but Fry is too preoccupied with the impending resurrection of Seymour to be bothered.
- In the episode "The Six Million Dollar Mon", Fry is trying to eavesdrop on a conversation Hermes and Bender are having, refusing to help Leela and Amy rub on their new scented body oil in the shower.
- Justice League. This trope is generally played straight with almost all of the superheroines, though there are exceptions, such as Green Arrow's interest in Black Canary.
Wonder Woman: And what's wrong with the way I dress?!
- One minor exception involves a conversation between the Flash and the Elongated Man in the episode "The Ties that Bind". As the scantily clad Fire walks past them during the conversation, Elongated Man very clearly twists his head and stares as she walks past.
- Lampshaded in an episode involving criticism of the Justice League as role-models, a talk show host remarks, "And what about this Wonder Woman? I've seen showgirls that dress with more modesty than she does!" It annoys her to no end.
Flash: (to Green Lantern) You wanna take that one?
- King of the Hill: Peggy takes Hank to a clothing-optional park to rekindle their sexual relationship - while there, a couple of pretty young ladies are drawn over by his grilling. While Hank is normally very uncomfortable with nudity, he cheerfully discusses propane cooking with them, happy in his element.
- The episode, of The Real Ghostbusters, "The Devil In The Deep" took place on an exceptionally hot day, leading Janine to show up to work in a revealing bikini. But nobody of the gang pay attention to this and talk normally with her as usual.
- One B-plot of an episode of The Simpsons involved Homer winning a professional boudoir photography shoot, which took place in the Simpson's basement. When he shows Marge the "Homererotic" result, she gets excited over the pillows and curtains the photographer used in the background, then drags a protesting Homer off to go shopping so she can start redecorating.
Homer: (whining) But I was gonna score!Marge: No, you weren't.
- South Park episode "Raisins" had Cartman and Stan as the only boys who weren't stunned by the girls at the Hooters-like restaurant, Cartman because he was focusing on the food and Stan because he was dealing with a break-up. Stan's case is also worth pointing out because the other boys took him to the restaurant specifically to distract him.
- Stripperella. Although it seems to swing between this and Distracted by the Sexy regularly, as convenient to the story. Played straight in just about every scene except when she's performing on stage as her civilian persona (at which point people are supposed to be distracted, or she's not doing her job properly). The majority of the villains she fights are all too well-aware of how dangerous she is, and fight accordingly.
- The Private Snafu episode Booby Trap has Snafu come upon a (fake) brothel in a tent in the middle of the desert. He takes one look, goes "WOW!" and makes a beeline for a Grand Piano.
- Jungle Pam Hardy. We're surprised anybody ever got around to actually drag racing Jungle Jim.
- Life-drawing classes. You're pretty much used to it after the first two sessions. Doesn't hurt that life drawing models aren't necessarily those you'd desire to see otherwise. Art models run the gamut of body types. Also, it's work. (Well, school, but it amounts to the same thing.) When you're forced to do something, that pretty much sucks all the enjoyment out of it no matter what it is.
- Especially in gesture drawing where you would only have few seconds to look at each of the model's pose. Guarantee you spend most of your time drawing the pose rather than observing the nudity.
- Communal showers. They start out disturbing, and end up just being awkward or a non-problem.
- People working in theater or dance get used to naked or nearly naked bodies as an everyday occurrence. Hell, in community theaters with limited dressing room space, it's not terribly uncommon for actors to give up and change either elsewhere backstage, or on the stage if they're particuarly desperate. Once you've been in a particular theater group for long enough, you get so used to it that the fact that someone is half-naked onstage can very easily escape your notice.
- Small Dessous stores. Women walking around in their underwear, casually discussing the respective bra or their boobs
- Nude beaches/clubs have this as a requirement. And it's pretty easy.
- Male gynecologists (and pretty much doctors in general). Doctors have to deal with a lot of Fan Disservice — very much a matter of "not distracted by the unsexy".
- Tattoo artists and piercers who deal in genital work get quickly acclimated to all sorts of things, or they don't have jobs for very long.
- The origin story of the "Get Out" Frog meme. A goon was sharing a photoshot of a female porn star on Something Awful and everybody got far more interested in the frog plush in the corner than the woman (here◊ SFW). This became a fairly common occurrence on Facebook and other image sharing sites, as someone will post a "sexy" picture of themselves for Compliment Fishing purposes and then one of the commenters will pick out something in the background to compliment instead.
- A blogger claimed to see a topless woman walking the streets of New York in May of 2012 and "...what was even weirder? No one even flinched....Not one person turned to gawk at this woman's bare breasts."
- Cindy Crawford recalls that this was the case during a business lunch that she had with a Pepsi representative and her agent while in Barbados for an international meeting:
- Crawford: One day my girlfriend, her boyfriend and I were were sunbathing topless because that's Barbados — you can wear nothing if you want. And the Pepsi guy walks up and with my agent to meet us for lunch. I saw him coming and wondered , Should I put on my top because I have a business relationship with him. I didn't want him to get offended because the rest of the beach had seen me with my top off. Meanwhile, as he's walking toward me, he's saying to my agent "I hope she puts on her top.". He wasn't even being a schmuck like wanting to see. He wanted to keep our relationship professional.
Playboy: Did you or didn't you?Crawford: I left it off and it was fine with everyone.
- In this article, reporter Jennifer Briggs recalls how she has ignored the fact that the football and baseball players were naked when she went into locker rooms to interview them while all the other girls want to know what the players look like naked.
- A woman once gave two teenage boys two sets of identical exams. The only difference was that, during the second test, she wore a shirt exposing her collarbone. The boys turned out never to have noticed when she asked if they noticed anything different during that test.
I know I'm not going to get any, so why would I fall for that?