Nudity Tropes

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"Draw me like one of your French kitties."
Useful notes:
Tropes relating to human nudity.

See also Fetish Fuel, Not Safe for Work.


  • All Cloth Unravels: Pulling on a loose thread causes clothes to unravel, leaving the person wearing the clothes nude.
  • Bankruptcy Barrel: A naked character hides their nudity by wearing a barrel.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Naked characters are depicted with no visible genitalia and/or nipples.
  • Birthday Suit Surprise Party: A character stumbles upon a surprise party while naked.
  • Body Paint: Naked people with paint covering their bodies.
  • Body Sushi: Sushi being eaten while it's on a naked woman lying down
  • Censor Shadow: Nudity is censored by keeping the naughty parts hidden in shadow.
  • Censor Steam: Nudity is censored by covering a character's body with steam or smoke.
  • Censor Suds: A character who is bathing or showering has their naughty bits covered up by suds.
  • Defeat by Modesty: Forcing your opponent to forfeit the fight by removing their clothes.
  • Diamonds in the Buff: Wearing jewelry and nothing else.
  • Digital Bikini: Nudity is censored by editing clothes onto the characters.
  • Exposed Extraterrestrials: Aliens depicted as going naked.
  • Fetal Position Rebirth: Resurrected characters coming back naked and in fetal position.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: A character fights while in the nude.
  • Fully-Clothed Nudity: A character acts as if they are naked or is reacted to by other characters as if they are naked even though they are technically clothed.
  • Giving Them the Strip: Clothing is shed to escape a grapple or entanglement.
  • Godiva Hair: A naked or topless woman has her long hair cover her breasts.
  • Gone Swimming, Clothes Stolen: Characters skinny dip only to have their clothes stolen.
  • Hand-or-Object Underwear: Naked characters covering their privates by either placing their hands over their genitals or holding objects over them.
  • Imagine the Audience Naked: A person preparing for a speech attempts to overcome their nervousness by pretending the audience they're talking to are not wearing any clothes.
  • Inconvenient Summons: A character is summoned while in the middle of something private or embarrassing. They might be naked.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: A character who goes naked because they are unaware of other people finding nudity taboo.
  • Invisible Streaker: An invisible character's clothes are still visible, so they have to strip in order for their invisibility to actually work.
  • Male Frontal Nudity: Works with visible depictions of penises and the controversy surrounding them.
  • Modesty Bedsheet: A woman naked in bed uses the bedsheets to cover her breasts.
  • Modesty Towel: A naked character covers themselves by wearing a towel.
  • Mooning: A character exposes their buttocks.
  • Naked Apron: Wearing an apron and nothing else.
  • Naked First Impression: A character is nude the first time another character meets them.
  • Naked Freak-Out: A character reacts badly upon realizing that they are nude.
  • Naked in Mink: Wearing nothing under a fur coat.
  • Naked on Arrival: A character is naked during their first onscreen appearance.
  • Naked on Revival: A deceased character is naked while they are resurrected.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Nudity is depicted for humorous purposes.
  • Naked People Trapped Outside: Through unexpected circumstances, a character ends up trapped outdoors while naked and has to either find a way to hide their nudity or get back inside until someone sees them.
  • National Geographic Nudity: Nudity in the media given a pass on censorship because the naked people involved are tribal natives who are accustomed to wearing less than others.
  • Nipple and Dimed: Bare breasts having nipples censored.
  • "Not Wearing Pants" Dream: A character has a dream where they are in a state of undress.
  • Nude-Colored Clothes: A character's clothes match the color of their skin, giving the appearance that they are naked.
  • Nude Nature Dance: Characters embrace nature by dancing naked.
  • The Nudifier: A weapon, magic spell, or force that leaves people naked by destroying or disintegrating their clothes.
  • Nudity Equals Honesty: A character's nudity means that they can be trusted.
  • Old-Timey Ankle Taboo: An exposed ankle is treated as being as bad as nudity.
  • Open the Door and See All the People: A naked character at home opens the door to see a mob gawking at them.
  • Our Nudity Is Different: People having different standards on what counts as nudity.
  • Out-of-Clothes Experience: Characters are depicted as naked during out-of-body experiences.
  • Playing Doctor: Children of different genders look at each other naked out of an innocent curiosity regarding what the opposite gender's genitalia looks like.
  • Please Put Some Clothes On: A naked character is asked to cover up.
  • Public Bathhouse Scene: Characters are seen bathing together at a bathhouse.
  • Public Exposure: A character poses naked for photographs or painting.
  • Scenery Censor: A character's nudity is censored by objects conveniently placed in front of them.
  • Sexy Coat Flashing: A character seduces someone by opening their coat to reveal they are naked underneath.
  • Sexy Silhouette: Nudity is implied by a curvaceous woman's silhouette.
  • Shameful Strip: A character is stripped naked as punishment.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: A character goes naked because they don't care about the nudity taboo.
  • Shapeshifting Excludes Clothing: A shape-shifter's clothes fall off or are destroyed whenever they assume a form with a size that doesn't fit.
  • Shoulders-Up Nudity: Naked characters only seen from the neck up.
  • Shower Shy: A character fears showering with the others at gym because of body issues.
  • Skinny Dipping: Swimming naked.
  • Slippery Swimsuit: Losing swimwear and thus ending up nude or partially nude.
  • Streaking: Running naked through public places.
  • Stripping Snag: A character is stripped naked when a piece of clothing gets stuck somewhere.
  • Tan Lines: If you've been in the sun too long, tan lines will be formed on body parts that were covered from the sun's rays by clothing.
  • Technically Naked Shapeshifter: Just because the shape-shifter forms clothes while assuming someone's form doesn't mean that they really are clothed.
  • Toplessness from the Back: A naked or topless woman is viewed from behind to prevent the audience from seeing her breasts.
  • Wardrobe Malfunction: A freak accident results in an article of clothing falling off or becoming undone.
  • You Must Be Cold: A character is offered clothes out of concern that they are chilly. Doesn't necessarily have to involve nudity.


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