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->'''Asuna:''' Where am I?\\
'''Negi:''' A small ravine village where I lived six years ago.\\
'''Asuna:''' Hmm. Hey! Why the hell am I naked!?\\
'''Negi:''' Ah... S-sorry, but that's how it works... a technical thing.\\
'''Asuna:''' Cut the jokes! It's snowing in this village!\\
'''Negi:''' I'm pretty sure you won't be cold.\\
'''Asuna:''' That's not the problem right now!
-->-- ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' (during a PensieveFlashback)

If a character is shown in a MetaphysicalPlace -- AnotherDimension, another [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence plane of existence]], [[HappyPlace inside one's mind]], etc. -- there's a good chance that he or she will be completely nude, to emphasise that this location is outside the bounds of the physical world.

Frequently seen in sequences involving JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind or soul-viewing as symbolic of the "naked" truth and/or vulnerability, or just the fact that you can't take anything with you, clothing included. Also commonly implemented with a FetalPositionRebirth. Of course, [[FauxSymbolism sometimes it's not done for the symbolism]], as much as for the {{fanservice}}. Also regular in anime, partly due to the fact that in Japan, nudity with children is [[ValuesDissonance not viewed as sexual, and rather to focus on their innocence and purity]].

Interestingly, elements like HairDecorations have good chance to stay on the character in this state, despite not being more part of their body than clothing.

Compare NakedOnArrival and NakedOnRevival.

SceneryCensor and BarbieDollAnatomy will often be implemented to prevent things from getting ''too'' explicit. Not to be confused with NotWearingPantsDream.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Pops up often in ''Anime/SailorMoon'', even remaining in TheNineties dub. Like in the {{transformation sequence}}s, however, nothing explicit is observable. It is particularly relevant at the very end of the final episode of ''Stars''; Sailor Moon spends the last episode completely naked and with wings on her back (Note parody [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/ArtworkJAFanarts/SMARTEnglishDubsCensored.jpg fanart]]).
* Seen in ''Manga/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' when Yukina falls unconscious, and for [[FanService absolutely no reason]], we briefly see her naked and curled up in the {{fetal position|Rebirth}} in her own mind.
* ''Anime/ErgoProxy'': Vincent has a dream early on in the series that may, or may not be a memory of his past. While he is mostly obscured by a combination of odd angles, darkness and mist, it is apparent that he is naked.
* This happens a few times in adaptations of ''Manga/DevilMan''. In the original manga, Akira tries to convince himself and [[spoiler: the Makimuras]] that he is still human despite also being a devil. A vision then appears of Akira, naked, running from himself as a giant Devilman whose hands have closed around him. Akira has two more experiences in the Devilman: the Demon Bird OVA. Once as [[spoiler: he is fighting the turtle devil Jinmen, who has his mother's soul trapped on his shell after eating her. He is almost defeated and his mother calls out to him. Akira then appears naked in his human form in a vision of an icy cave and witnesses how his mother died. The vision allows him to gain the resolve to defeat Jinmen and save his mother's trapped soul.]] Later, Akira has a dream where he starts clothed in a swimsuit, but becomes naked when the dream quickly shifts into a nightmare that climaxes with Miki impaled on a demon's teeth.
* The scenes in Melfina's cyberspace-ish place in ''Anime/OutlawStar'' are at least a partial case; the IntimateHealing scene with Gene probably clinches it.
* Played with in the last episode of ''Literature/ScrappedPrincess'', where [[spoiler:Pacifica, just [[BackFromTheDead back from being dead]], coalesces naked in the arms of her (fully clothed) older brother. After an awkward moment, she punches him and gets out of his arms and onto whatever passes for the ground in that place, [[AccidentalPervert loudly accusing him of being a pervert]].]]
* ''Anime/YuGiOh''
** The Doma {{filler}} saga had this a few times with the Pharaoh in the fetal position to hide his private parts. (That didn't stop 4Kids from cutting these scenes out.)
** Briefly for Noah in another filler [[IncrediblyLamePun ark]], summed up succinctly by ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'': "Also for some reason I'm naked."
** In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', when Yusei [[spoiler:achieves Clear Mind for the first time]].
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ''
** In the final stage of Goku's transformation to SS 3, we briefly go into his mind. Of course, the fetal position is used for... young Goku?
** There was one way before that on Planet Namek. During his fight with Freeza, Goku has a visualization of Vegeta... who is completely naked for some inexplicable reason. This comes off seeming ''really'' strange because both Bardock and King Vegeta also show up in it, but they are fully clothed.
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}''
** In ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', the kids are naked when they merge with their Digimon, and this surprisingly stayed in the dub.
** This was taken a step further in ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' where the nudity occurs in every single spirit evolution, complete with animations of their clothes appearing to be burned off. Not only that, but in the final form of Susanoomon, ''all five kids are shown standing around naked in a circle, holding hands.'' A few instances were edited, though. The first Susanoomon evolution included a shot of both Takuya and Kouji doing the "clothes burning" thing and their respective Digi-Spirits tossed around them. This short part of the sequence was removed from the dub, possibly due to the implied HoYay from the two... ''[[DoubleEntendre fusing]]''.
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' does this a few times in dreams and flashbacks. One in particular shows a young Guts and his stepfather, who is sitting on a chair and petting a dog in a reenactment of a scene from Guts youth only, y'know. Naked.
* ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'', ''Anime/AquarionEvol'', and ''Anime/AquarionLogos''. Every episode, often more than once, with minimal SceneryCensor.
* In the end of the first season of ''Anime/{{K}}'', when [[spoiler: the Colorless King tries to possess Weismann again]] and they have a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, they both appear as [[spoiler: BarbieDollAnatomy-naked... ''Tooru Hieda''. You know, the teenager that the Colorless King body-snatched before attacking Weismann. It's how they both appear most frequently (especially Weismann), but it's still a body that's not actually ''either'' of theirs, as Weismann reminds us in the end of season 2.]]
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''
** In Shinji's metaphysical encounters with Eva-01's soul, he is completely nude, while in his [[FanNickname "Personal Hell Traincar"]] experiences he is clothed as normal.
** Note that strangely enough, this happens a lot to Shinji (and to the women in his fantasies) and a few times to Rei but not to Asuka, even when she gets {{Mind Rape}}d (except in the director's cut version, where she does show up sans clothes).
** We also have [[spoiler:Giant Naked Rei and Giant Naked Kaworu]] in TheMovie. And ''lots'' of naked dead (?) people in the [[spoiler:conceptual LCL space from nowhere]]. Hey, at least Gendo was fully clothed!
* When Ichigo merges with the cat in the first episode of ''Manga/TokyoMewMew''.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': The [[PensieveFlashback dream spell]], which works via a naked astral projection inside someone's mind. Asuna is [[LampshadeHanging not happy about it.]]
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''
** The last episode has Miaka and Tamahome hugging naked on the Astral Plane.
** [[spoiler:When Yui is absorbed into Seiryuu]] she is seen completely naked and [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic in a fetal position]].
** Also, in the 3rd OVA, Mayo and Miaka go to a MetaphysicalPlace of some sort to recite the summoning incantation to call Suzaku, and both are nude while doing so.
* Kaname in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' when she's plugged into the submarine and doing her Whispered thing.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', [[spoiler:Alphonse's real body is left naked, ragged and restless in the endless white void of "The Truth" after the botched human transmutation at the start of the series. Edward even gets to briefly see him when he transmutes his way out from Gluttony's stomach and into Father's lair]]. Also, both [[spoiler:Ed and Pride]] appear naked in chapter 105/episode 61 when [[spoiler:Ed transmutes himself to destroy Pride's container]].
** In [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]], this happens when we see a character at the GateOfTruth, though it isn't exactly consistent: Wrath, Izumi, and Alphonse are naked when they're seen at the Gate, but Envy and Edward (much to the fangirls' disappointment) are fully clothed.
** In TheMovie, Wrath is [[spoiler: welcomed to the gate by a naked Izumi]].
* Seen in ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'' during the occasional peeks into Shiina's psyche.
* Used several times throughout ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. Examples include Hayate in the Book of Darkness after she became its master, and Caro during her flashback sequence.
* Getting {{Mind Rape}}d in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' sends you to a very unhappy place, sans clothes.
* Lain is curled up naked among cables in the ending credits of ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain''.
* In the ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'' manga, Edmond visualizes himself as naked when he is going mad in prison.
* This happens a few times to Nadia in ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater''.
* And to Chise at the end of ''Manga/{{Saikano}}''.
* In ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', Fakir and Mytho have nightmares (or possible flashbacks to prior lives) in which they're naked. Fakir also later has a trippy scene in which he communicates with a tree in a sort of spirit world -- he starts off clothed, then becomes naked later on as he starts to accept the spirit's message.
* ''Manga/ChronoCrusade''
** The first time Rosette "dives" into a soul, she's depicted as being in a naked "soul" form. Oddly enough, her soul is shown as clothed the next time she does it in the manga.
** Also, in one scene Chrono is shown in a nightmare as being naked in his true form, reaching out a hand as an equally-naked Aion beckons him closer.
** And then there's yet another dream, this time of Rosette's, where she's shown naked in Chrono's arms as he bends forward to sink his fangs into her neck to [[DealWithTheDevil seal the contract]]. Moriyama seems to really like this trope.
* In ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'' episode 12, Mawata is trapped inside the huge evil tree Fenrir created (basically, she is inside her own hatred and despair), separated from the outside world; she is shown naked and curled up in the fetal position when Himeno is trying to get inside the tree and rescue her.
* While being {{Mind Rape}}d in one arc of ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness'', Tsuzuki is shown naked. Usually the sight of the very attractive Tsuzuki showing off his muscles would be {{Fanservice}}, but the context and his screams quickly turn it into FanDisservice.
* In the GrandFinale of ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', [[spoiler:at the end of Alto and [[TheRival Brera's]] final attack run on [[BigBad Grace]], Sheryl and Ranka's song reaches a crescendo where, via their super dimensional PowerOfRock, they project themselves into Alto's mind. Their clothes disintegrate, ending up with them standing naked, back-to-back, to guide his finishing shot.]]
* Interestingly, when Hakufu ends up in a place like this during her JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind in episode 11 of ''Manga/IkkiTousen Dragon Destiny'' she's naked ''except'' for a pair of panties. Kan'u's experience earlier in the series plays this trope straight, however.
* Happens (at least) once in ''Anime/KiddyGrade'', in a later episode [[spoiler:when Lumière uses her Ability to counteract the D-command used on Éclair.]]
* A rather unusual case occurs in TheMovie of ''Manga/AhMyGoddess''. [[spoiler:Belldandy... consoling, then hugging a younger version of herself. Also naked. In waist-deep water for good measure.]] Belldandy's probably the only person (or at least one of a small pool) who could actually get away with this.
* Semi-hallucinatory naked people floating in space are a staple in pretty much all ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series. Seems this trope is used as a metaphor for direct mental contact: when two psychics are speaking mind-to-mind, they cannot hide anything from each other. In other words, naked in the truest, yet moral sense of the word.
** Lately, it has been used [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 every time the 00 Raiser initiates Trans-Am.]]
** The really offensive example are ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gundam Seed Destiny]]'', where naked people are shown unnecessary too often during emotional scenes. The classic UC timeline (one word: Newtypes) has some, but not so much.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' also makes use of this trope at least twice among the pilots: first during the last-recorded duel between the Unicorn and the Kshatriya; then later between the Unicorn and the Shamblo during Neo-Zeon's assault at Torrington Base.
** Averted in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', when Masahiro [[HeroicSacrifice pushes Akihiro away from the Gusion Hammer]], they're both fully clothed during their emotional scene.
** It tends to be zig-zagged, however. Given that when Newtypes or their AU counterparts see the souls of the dead, said dead people tend to show up clothed, [[JacobMarleyApparel usually in the outfits they died in]].
* The weapon characters from ''Manga/SoulEater'' are shown this way while transformed. It's also occasionally used for being inside souls. Notably, Soul is at first shown fully clothed in weapon form, but starts being depicted nude after [[spoiler:he is scarred]].
* ''Anime/MaiOtome'' has Arika meet her Mother this way, [[spoiler:After she is forced to destroy her Mother's body to depower the Valkyries.]]
* An interesting variant takes place in the manga for ''VisualNovel/AoiShiro'', when Yasumi Aizawa is revealed to be the ghost haunting the resort. She can have an out of body experience, sending her soul out of her body. She is not experienced enough, however, to have clothing appear with her. She had to have this pointed out by one of her team-mates in the kendo club wondering why she was naked.
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo''
** Takes place when Kagato is trying to pry the secret of Tsunami out of Ayeka's mind.
** As well, there are a few instances of this in the two ''Tenchi Muyo'' manga series, including a scene where a childhood friend of Tenchi's is revealed to be a spirit while her body is dying elsewhere and a scene where an old rival of Washu's invites Sasami to watch Washu in a contest. When they arrive, they're both naked, which takes poor Sasami by surprise.
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'' has a few instances of this where a young Lucy starts to feel the effects of [[BreakTheCutie the relentless abuse she is subjected to by those around her.]]
* ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon''': Be Invoked does this to everyone in its KillEmAll ending.
* ''Manga/KamichamaKarin'' uses this for the {{Transformation Sequence}}s (natch), but only the StockFootage ones.
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' does this with Ichika and Houki. This by itself wouldn't be so bad, unless you watched ''Gundam Unicorn'', and [[ActorAllusion can draw parallels to Ichika and Banagher.]]
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' gives us a scene where Homura and Madoka are naked while ''[[LesYay embracing]]'', when [[spoiler:the two of them say goodbye on a plane outside reality, just before Madoka becomes a [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence goddess-like]] [[AbstractApotheosis personification of Hope]] because of her wish to save all Magical Girls from becoming witches.]] On TV, everything from the shoulders down was censored by starry blackish-purple space clouds. On the Blu-Ray edition, they're just straight-up nude. In both versions, [[http://sonocomics.tumblr.com/post/162752250207/these-are-the-things-i-think-about-seriously-this the hair decorations]] stay on, to allow for some RedStringOfFate symbolism with Madoka's ribbons.
* This is how Kei meets [[spoiler:her dead older sister's OppositeSexClone Go]] in ''Manga/GetterRobo Armaggedon''. Once this is over, Kei returns to the Getter-2 and goes into a FullFrontalAssault against the enemy.
* In ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'', the sisters Jane and Catherine Royal are seen together, naked in a void, [[spoiler:as they are dying]].
* In ''Anime/RayearthOVA'', the girls are naked when piloting the Rune Gods, as they float in a subspace.
* Subverted in ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'', where Karatsu's soul gets trapped in another dimension. His soul appears fully clothed. However, when one of his friends sends him a mental SOS, her spirit appears to him naked, except still wearing glasses. The end notes point this out as just the power of a {{meganekko}}.
* Subverted in the end of ''Anime/TheTatamiGalaxy''. The [[NoNameGiven main character]] comes to an epiphany, and ends up saving his best friend from a terrible fate while being symbolically naked. [[spoiler:Except--in a change from the visual symbolism used throughout the show--he really ''is'' naked. Partly because NakedPeopleAreFunny.]]
* In ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', in Moka's mindscape, the personality that is not controlling her body is naked.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', when [[spoiler:Masaki Kurosaki]] was suffering Hollowfication, she finds herself floating naked in a void and threatened by a monstrous Hollow. However, when [[spoiler:Isshin Shiba]] enters her mind/soul to help her, he got to keep his clothes.
* Two occur in ''Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega'': one when Ryuho [[spoiler:is temporarily defeated by Paradox before achieving the Seventh Sense]], and another when Kouga [[spoiler:is freed from Abzu's control]]. In the first instance, CensorSteam was involved. In the second, [[BarbieDollAnatomy not quite]].
* In ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'', when Mato enters Black Rock Shooter's body, she is shown naked inside BRS's mind. Later, Strength becomes naked when she enters the Otherworld to help Mato and Yuu.
* Ultear when she appears in Gray's mind during the Sun Village arc in ''Manga/FairyTail''. Gray himself is for some reason not completely naked in the same sequence but wears boxers.
* In ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', when Khamsin transforms into a golem, he's depicted as nude inside it, though he's only shown from the waist up.
* In the ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' anime, [[BigBrotherMentor Yukio]] is [[spoiler:possessed by [[ArchnemesisDad Satan]]]] and has a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind. His mental self is naked except for convenient shadows on his lower half and, [[FridgeLogic for some reason]], his glasses.
* In the final installement of the truncated ''Anime/BubblegumCrash'', Sylia Stingray receives this treatment when [[spoiler:Largo]] tries to assimilate her. One commenter summarized it this way:
-->'''Sylia:''' Ah, of course. The traditional meeting-of-minds mind-game, with hallucinatory dream imagery, et cetera.\\
'''[[spoiler:Largo]]:''' (''magic voice'') You and I are light and shade.\\
'''Sylia:''' I note that I remain clad in my armor, which says something about me, I think.\\
'''[[spoiler:Largo]]:''' Open your heart to me, Sylia.\\
'''Sylia:''' Hmm. And now I am completely naked, which says something about you.\\
'''[[spoiler:Largo]]:''' Does it disturb you?\\
'''Sylia:''' I used to model my own work. Did ''wonders'' for sales.
* ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'': Bart temporarily loses all his clothes whenever he enters the navigational interface of the Nirvana. He's initially uncomfortable with this, as he's essentially floating naked in virtual representation of empty space. Also, the captain can open a screen to communicate with him and thus get a good look at everything... which would mean something if she weren't elderly and a member of a women-only society. He's still somewhat self-conscious about it.
* Chapter seventy-eight of ''Manga/InsideMari'' features this between [[spoiler:adult Isao, teenage Mari, and toddler Fumiko]] during the course of TheReveal that [[spoiler:both Isao and Mari are alternate personalities of one girl created following her mother forcibly changing her name from "Fumiko" to "Mari" and, in Isao's case, when Mari sought an escape]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Yorrick's vision in ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan: Safeword''.
* In ''ComicBook/IronMan'', when Tony Stark is in his armor, sometimes they will draw a panel with Tony sitting in his underwear talking to a myriad of computer screens. This is taken to mean that he is deep in conversation with his armor's A.I., and letting the armor do the flying.
* In ''ComicBook/XMen'', when people use telepathy to [[AstralProjection travel the astral plane]], they are just outlines of their bodies unless they actively think of making some clothes (usually armor).
* An issue of ''ComicBook/NewMutants'', in which Dani Moonstar and Professor X go into the astral plane together, adds a couple of details to this. First, the characters don't perceive themselves or one another as the ghostly outlines, but rather as normally-colored and textured versions of their physical bodies. Second, astral bodies are idealized versions of their physical bodies. Dani is shocked to see that the naked Xavier is a lot hotter than she expected, then notices that the same thing is true of herself. (And as Dani was pretty hot to begin with, Xavier must have been very happy.)
* Averted with ComicBook/DoctorStrange and other magicians, whose astral bodies are always fully clothed (unless they choose otherwise).
* The comic book version of ''VideoGame/TombRaiderAngelOfDarkness'', a 3-part miniseries, featured a cliffhanger where [[MsFanservice Lara Croft, the busty, gun-toting adventurer]] gets blown up. The next issue begins with a buck-naked Lara drifting through the cosmos, before being told by a mysterious cloaked figured that "It is not yet her time." Thanks to the carefully chosen perspectives used, you don't actually see anything frontal.
* {{Lampshaded}} and {{Justified|Trope}} in ''ComicBook/{{Witchblade}}''. When Sara is on a VisionQuest to see the origin of the Witchblade, she looks down annoyed and asks where her clothes went. When she wakes up, she's ''still'' naked. The guy overseeing the vision explains that the Witchblade wrapped her in a cocoon during the vision.
* Prez experiences this in one of the last arcs of ''ComicBook/TheSandman''.
* This happens to people who die in ''ComicBook/ChickTracts''.
* He does keep his pants, but when Luke Skywalker has an intense fever dream in Comicbook/MarvelStarWars, he's inexplicably shirtless, even though his body in the medical ward is fully clothed.
* Happens several times to the title character of the ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'' {{spinoff}} ''Anderson: Psi Division'' when she has to go on some psychic quest, such as in the "Shamballa" storyline.
* Became increasingly common as ''ComicBook/{{Promethea}}'' went on. The penultimate issue, in fact, consists entirely of a nude Promethea rendered in psychedelic patterns [[NoFourthWall talking to the reader]].

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* The title character of the British newspaper strip ''Garth'' would sometimes go on psychic journeys naked except for a very prominent set of briefs.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', naturally, mocks DBZ's use of the trope for Vegeta (and ''only'' Vegeta) during the Namek saga. It turns out that at the time Vegeta died, King Yemma was being a troll and ordering the newly-deceased to strip upon entering the afterlife.
-->'''Goku:''' Why are you naked? You're naked. Why?\\
'''Vegeta:''' Idiot, you don't take your clothes with you when you die.\\
'''Goku:''' [[JacobMarleyApparel Well, I did.]] Even had my weighted clothes on too, and I didn't even die in those. Huh.\\
'''Vegeta:''' That lying red motherfucker!
* ''[[Fanfic/GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters Guardians, Wizards, and Kung-Fu Fighters]]'':
** In the dream vision she has right before [[spoiler: [[VoluntaryShapeshifting transforming]] the first time]], Jade is running naked through the woods.
** When Lothar has an epiphany dream following [[spoiler: being possessed by an Oni mask]], he's fleeing from something chasing him, completely naked.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11777845/1/A-Brave-New-World A Brave New World]]'' Harry's astral form is naked when he has an out-of-body experience at age ''four''.

* ''Film/BruceAlmighty'' was going to have this when [[spoiler: Bruce gets hit by a truck and goes to Heaven]], but it was decided that it would ruin the moment, with the audience focusing on it too much.

* Used in the last ''Literature/HarryPotter'' book, although Harry's first act after becoming conscious is getting some clothes on. Averted in [[Film/HarryPotter the film version]], in which he loses his jacket and glasses, but keeps the rest of his clothes.
** Note that, in the book, he was curious but not bothered by the fact that he was naked, until he saw there was someone else there - [[spoiler: the mangled remains of Voldemort's soul.]]
* Loosely implied in ''Literature/LeftBehind'', as clothes don't get raptured, although ''Revelations'' distributes some robes.
* In the Creator/MauriceSendak picture book, ''In the Night Kitchen'', the main character, in a dream, "fell through the dark, out of his clothes." Interestingly, everything is completely uncensored, causing what is in all other regards a fun, innocent children's book to regularly make "top banned book" lists.
* For reasons that are left unexplained, traveling into the underworld in the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series needs to be done naked. Richard, at least, is somewhat exasperated by this fact, at one point asking something to the tune of, "Look is this ''really'' necessary?" Other characters are either [[NakedPeopleAreFunny amused]] or [[FemaleGaze enjoying the opportunity]].
* ''To Your Scattered Bodies Go'', the first book of ''Literature/{{Riverworld}}'' by Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer starts with everybody naked. The characters then discuss how do European religions lead people to believe that waking naked in a strange place means they are in hell.
* ''Literature/{{Seraphina}}'', briefly once when checking on Fruit Bat in her 'mind-garden'.
* In the first ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'' book, [[HeroicWannabe David]] and the others get sucked into Everworld fully-clothed and have clothes when they get there, but he describes the period between the worlds as floating naked in complete darkness, aware of some supernatural entity watching him and poking in his memories (which include [[spoiler:being molested as a child]], so the nudity sort of adds subtext there).
** Also kind of {{Inverted}}: the first time that David's mind snaps back into his "real world" body, said body is sleeping in the nude. [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero Christopher]] (in book 11) and [[TheSmurfettePrinciple April]] (in book 3) also transfer back when they happen to be in the shower.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' also has at least one example, in "Star Crossed" when Rommie and Gabriel [[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow interface]]. In the computer world, the avatars are naked. Then again, they are having computer sex. Rommie is always clothed when interfaced with Harper, who is also clothed.
* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', the Delvian telepathic experience of Unity is almost always depicted with the two characters involved being completely naked. The only exception is in "Season of Death" when Zhaan enters mostlydead!Aeryn's mind to bring her back to life and she's still strapped into her ejection seat.
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' musical episode: Gabrielle is transported naked to Illusia (pune on illusion) and Joxer uses Illusia magic to make her a dress of flowers.
* In ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'', whenever people die, they wake up in the underworld naked.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* This is seemingly the default in both Creator/WhiteWolf ''[[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse Were]][[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken wolf]]'' games. When a werewolf physically enters the spirit world, they pretty much bring themselves and nothing else. This is another reason why [[MagicPants the Rite of Dedication]] is useful, as it allows a werewolf's clothes to be interpreted as part of their "spiritual identity."
* The highest rank of [[SuperSenses Auspex]] in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' grants AstralProjection, in which case the vampire's spirit appears without any clothes or equipment. Fortunately they're also {{invisible|ToNormals}} -- except to anybody else with Auspex or a comparable power. Nothing like seeing a naked spectral [[LooksLikeOrlok Nosferatu]] drift through your bedroom wall at night...

[[folder:Video Games]]
* This occurs in ''VideoGame/BeneathASteelSky'', an old adventure game. When you go into cyberspace, guess what?
* In the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', Ness is naked in {{Magicant}}. This was [[{{woolseyism}} unsurprisingly removed]] from the US version, where [[ChildrenAreInnocent they dressed Ness in his pajamas instead]]. In any case, since this is an SNES game with 16-bit sprites, there's no objectionable detail to speak of.
* In one of the Quests in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', you have to wear a special amulet to enter someone's dream world. In keeping with this trope, all your items and equipment disappear when you enter, leaving your character in his/her underwear. The dreamer there is still somehow wearing his robe. Of course, once you're there, you can get into one of the drawers scattered around to get some clothes.
* This trope can also apply to Sephiroth in the Promised Land in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''.
** Interestingly enough completely avoided in ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]''. When Cloud projects to the Promised Land he and Aerith are both fully clothed and standing back to back. The shot also never goes above the mouth. All this emphasizes that Cloud is either unwilling or unable to actually look at Aerith when doing this.
* The ending of ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' fits this trope to a T. Ah, the more innocent time when [[spoiler:Fei and Elly ran away naked in some conceptual space from nowhere]]... Note that Fei ''isn't'' naked when he is visiting his own mind, which probably means that there must be some female nudity involved for the creators to strip him!
* In ''VideoGame/LegendOfDragoon'', when undergoing a Dragoon transformation, Shana's and Miranda's clothes explode into a cloud of feathers before her Dragoon armor replaces them, leaving her nude for several seconds. Her form is cleverly concealed by light and shadows, however.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/GeneCatlow'' has this in the form of the Sight of the Soul, which shows everybody naked (though most of the characters get to keep their "fur coats"...), apparently [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic symbolizing]] the fact that it's impossible to lie or conceal the truth using that form of communication. Your intentions, personality and secrets are essentially "naked" there. It even shows machines without their casings.
* Heavily [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''Webcomic/{{Girly}}'': When Winter ends up in a place like this, she immediately wonders why she's naked and where her naughty bits went.
* [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2006-05-08 Nioi's visit to Ellen]] in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''.
* Happens fairly regularly in ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan''.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'', the spiritual exchange between Kate and her dead sister (who was possessing her up to that point) has [[http://www.misfile.com/?page=342 them both naked]]. It was a genuinely touching moment of redemption on both sides, and all we could think of was "boob squish!" Sigh.
* [[http://twokinds.comicgenesis.com/d/20050418.html Some strips]] near the climax of the "Ephemural" arc of ''Webcomic/TwoKinds''. Trace's mind/soul looks ''really'' young in there, which is probably due to his amnesia...
* In the old ''Webcomic/LeveL'', Cael spends the vast majority of chapter five [[http://www.levelmanga.com/level.php?episode=5&page=12&large=true&cover=false in this state]].
* ''Webcomic/YuMeDream'' -- [[http://rosalarian.com/yume/?p=1001 "Stupid symbolic nudity!"]]
* Played straight and subverted in ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors''; the spirit of Tanica, an assassin trapped in the form of a tree, is shown this way, but when we see many other spirits explicitly clothed, it becomes clear that Tanica's case simply shows off how vulnerable she feels.
* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' portrays Hell like this, though apparently not Heaven.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Heartcore}}'', [[HornyDevils Ame]] goes through this when [[spoiler:being [[CharmPerson dominated]] by her father.]]
* Tiffany Winters in ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'', during her little [[AstralProjection adventure]] [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/d/20100421.html as a ghost]], in the BarbieDollAnatomy way.
* Happens when using spiritual energy in ''Webcomic/{{Concession}}'', (except to Joel, who wears a black cloak [[spoiler:which is actually his sister Miranda]]). BarbieDollAnatomy goes a step further than normal for (anthropomorphic) dolphins -- their ''legs'' also disappear.
* In ''Webcomic/DoesNotPlayWellWithOthers'', this happens to Naga after a fridge lands on her.
* Zeus' metting with Gaia in ''Webcomic/{{MYth}}: A Promise''. Justificable, as Gaia is the equivalent of TheLifestream and only souls are able to meet her face to face.
* Bastion Winalils in ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'' can teleport by physically entering the BackgroundMagicField of the Khert, something that's supposed to be impossible except for souls or ghosts. Inconveniently for him, it only works on his body.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', the Ice King has one of these. Thankfully, his beard is inexplicably longer during that scene, protecting the audience from any... unpleasantness.
** In the episode [[Recap/AdventureTimeS5E16Puhoy 'Puhoy']], when Finn [[ItMakesSenseInContext dies of old age in the pillow world]] he has a fantasy where he's floating naked through space, before waking up back in his teenage body again. Like the Ice King, his beard is long enough to almost completely cover his naked body.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': At a sweat lodge vision quest, Bill sees himself riding a motorcycle naked, and flying headlong into a giant pie. He calmly intones "I know how I'm gonna die."
* Orel's vision in the ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' episode "Grounded". Of course, that's just the ''beginning''...
-->'''Orel:''' I guess your clothes don't die with you. That's nice for them.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''
** Brock Samson's drug-induced VisionQuest.
** And Doctor Venture's psyche-searching session with Doctor Henry Killinger (and his Magic Murder Bag) leads to him being unclothed by the end.