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->''"Can you not solve anything without blowing people's clothes off?!"''
-->-- '''Asuna''' to Negi, ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''

This is a device, whether magical or advanced technology, which exists with the sole purpose of getting rid of clothes. Mostly because NakedPeopleAreFunny and for {{Fanservice}}.

May result in a NakedFreakOut. If deliberately used in a fight, it's DefeatByModesty. Compare ClothingDamage and WardrobeMalfunction, when clothes are ripped or torn off as an incidental side-effect, often in an action scene. Note particularly that if something breaks bones, tears skin and/or destroys the surrounding area it is not this trope; it's just damaging clothing along with everything else.

Moths often serve this function in comics and cartoons. While there is a real-life [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clothing_Moth clothing moth]] whose caterpillar-like larve will sometimes eat through sweaters and other woolen items over time, the cartoon version will swarm and strip their unwary victims in seconds (usually just [[ComedicUnderwearExposure down to their underwear]] in kid-friendly shows).

In fantasy situations this is also a very useful way of removing [[ClingyMacGuffin cursed items which won't allow you to simply take them off]].

Compare CantTakeAnythingWithYou, where clothing destruction is a side-effect of time travel.

Contrast GorgeousGarmentGeneration and EmptyPilesOfClothing (in which attacks harm people without affecting their clothing).



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Bastard}}'' features Dark Schneider's girlfriend being subjected to an evil forbidding slime. You can guess what it turns out to do.
* ''Manga/{{Blame}} [[{{Spinoff}} Academy]]'' introduces the "Women's Clothing Disintegrating Beam Emitter", a parody of the main character's weapon and running gag.
* In ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'', the CatGirl aliens fight with weapons that destroy only nonliving matter. Including clothes.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'':
** Touma's AntiMagic right hand, Imagine Breaker, does this if he touches someone wearing magical clothing.
** At the end of the ''Miracle of Endymion'' movie, [[LiteralSplitPersonality Arisa Meigo]] returns to Shutaura Sequenzia's body. Shutaura's clothes disappear in the process.
* In ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'', Kuroko can teleport someone's clothes off them. It stands to reason that Awaki, a teleporter even more powerful than Kuroko, would be able to do the same thing.
* ''Anime/CrossAnge'': In the final episode, [[RealityWarper Embryo]] snaps his fingers and makes Ange's clothes disappear before trying to rape her.
* Brita in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' has the ability to teleport herself and others... but not their clothing. So she and anyone else she teleports effectively gets hit with this trope.
* In ''LightNovel/DateALive'', when a Spirit's powers are sealed, her Astral Dress disappears.
* In season 3 of ''Anime/DogDays'', after the heroes defeat the demon in episode 3, the rain that falls subsequently removes all the clothing from the characters, though interesting only the [[MaleGaze female characters are shown]]. Couvert put an umbrella up first. But then she subverts it by touching one of the raindrops, which then slides down her wrist and removes her clothing as well.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** In the first {{OVA}}, Lucy's clothes disappear because they were from heaven and were revoked.
** When Hades tries to kill Wendy, Horologium teleports her out of the way... without her clothes, much to the shock and embarrassment of everybody present, especially poor Wendy. Horologium makes up for it by providing Wendy another outfit.
** The Dragon Zirconis has a BreathWeapon that does not harm living beings but disintegrates inorganic matter like clothing. He uses this on humans he wants to eat since he doesn't like the taste of clothing, but he also admits [[{{Jerkass}} he likes to rob humans of their dignity]].
* In ''Manga/{{Freezing}}'', if a Pandora's powers are negated, anything they created with Volt Texture, including weapons and clothing, vanishes.
-->'''Ganessa:''' (''after Satellizer is rendered nude'') That's what you get for using Volt Texture to make your underwear too!\\
'''Satellizer:''' I-I didn't have time to do laundry!
* ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'' has the "Full Monty Bacteria", a [[spoiler:nylon- and other petroleum-based product-eating bacteria]]. Of course, none of the infectees or the audience get to learn about this until [[spoiler:the end of the episode, everyone thinking up to that point that it's a highly virulent and lethal bio-weapon.]] HilarityEnsues.
* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'':
** When ChivalrousPervert Issei is instructed to channel {{Mana}} into a potato to determine his [[ElementalPowers elemental affinity]], it results in every potato in the room ''[[BizarroElements spontaneously peeling itself]]''. He successfully refines this into a spell called "Dress Break", which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
** Dress Break [[LethalHarmlessPowers takes a turn for the serious]] later in the series, when Issei manages to [[BeyondTheImpossible break a supposedly unbreakable death curse]] by entering his [[NextTierPowerUp Balance Breaker form]] and channeling so much power into the spell that [[AntiMagic even the soul is stripped of anything that would cling to it]].
** In the season 2 OVA, the gang fights a perverted being who can make girls' clothes disappear. He could probably do it to a man too, but doesn't because he doesn't want to see a man naked.
* There's one in ''LightNovel/{{Inukami}}'', but it only works on men.
* In ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie'', if a [[MagicalGirl Magical Garment Girl]] loses her powers, her clothes disappear.
* Since ''Anime/KillLaKill'' is based around [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman clothes that grant superpowers]], this trope naturally crops up. The main character's finishing attack, Seni-Soshitsu, involves slicing the clothes off with a giant scissor blade specially made for that task; it leaves the opponent naked or, rarely, in non-empowering underwear. When [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext evil suits start eating people]], a special machine is developed to suck the victims back out, with similar results.
* The first ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' [[AudioAdaptation Sound Stage]], having been made during the {{Fanservice}}-filled early episodes of the first season, features a [[MineralMacGuffin Jewel Seed]] [[MonsterOfTheWeek Water Monster]] that is created to swallow up every girl it encounters and spit them out naked.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** "Flans Exarmatio", the series' primary disarming... and {{fanservice}} spell. Or magic in general, really. Almost anything that appears in the series has probably been used to destroy clothes on at least one occasion.
--->'''Asuna:''' (''to Negi'') Can you not solve anything without blowing people's clothes off!?
** It is worth noting that for the first few chapters, the eponymous Negi casts "Flans Exarmatio" whenever he sneezes. The idea behind this is that he's still young and doesn't have full control of his magic yet. Also, he's a specialist in Wind-based magic. [[ClothingDamage Put them together...]]
** There are other spells that destroy clothes using different elements. ''Calefaciens Exarmatio'' , burns the clothes off, while ''Frigerans Exarmatio'' freezes the clothes and shatters them and neither spell does any harm to the naked target.
** Negi once miscasts a memory erasure spell as a panty erasure spell.
** He also has an unfortunate tendency to end up in combat with Takane D. Goodman, who has the unfortunate habit of making her clothes out of magic. If she's knocked out, they vanish. And if she fights [[AntiMagic Asuna]]...
** The spell that allows you to travel into another person's memories inexplicably [[OutOfClothesExperience gives you a naked avatar]].
** The "Martian Army" is armed with rays that only destroy clothing.
** It later also features the ''Cerberus Cloth Eater'', a clothes-eating octopus.
* In ''Manga/MaicchinguMachikoSensei'', [[DirtyKid Kenta]] often comes up with very elaborate schemes to get her teacher Machicko's clothes off, which often reach near RubeGoldbergDevice levels of absurdity and always work.
* In ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife'', Sora and Jibril play a game where you take turns declaring a word or phrase, and then that term is erased or materialized. Naturally, Sora declares "girls clothing". Being a good sport, he also [[BarbieDollAnatomy erases the girls' naughty bits]], saying seeing their bare bodies is enough for him and he'll keep everything "family friendly".
* Melona from ''Anime/QueensBlade'' [[ImprobableWeaponUser squirts acid from her breasts]] that dissolves clothing quite readily.
* In ''Anime/SevenMortalSins'', the Demons Lords have various methods of removing clothing.
* ''Anime/ShowByRock'': When Cyan is pulled through the portal into Midi City, all of her clothing is left behind, including her glasses. A few seconds after her arrival, [[FisherKingdom her transformation]] into a CatGirl comes with clothing.
* ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'': Members of the Nakiri family have this effect when they eat delicious food. This has two variants: "bursting" and the higher-level "blessing/bestowing" (depending on the translation). With "bursting", the eater's clothes disappear, supposedly because [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum their willpower causes their clothes to explosively disintegrate]]. With "blessing", the clothes of nearby people disappear as well.
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'':
** In episode 10, Asuna assumes that Kirito wanted to have sex with her and makes her clothes disappear, one by one, until she is in her underwear. Of course, when he nervously clarifies that he just wanted to spend time with her, she angrily beats him up.
** During the "Gun Gale Online" arc, Sinon [[DudeLooksLikeALady mistakes Kirito for a girl]] and decides to change clothes in front of him. She makes her clothes disappear, one by one, until she is in her underwear. When he freaks out and she finds out he is a boy, she slaps him.
* Suehirogari's ero-manga ''TAG'' combines this trope with HypnoFool. The main character makes fun of a gypsy fortune teller, which turns out to be a bigger mistake than usual: She's given a post-hypnotic suggestion to compulsively stay naked whenever certain (also naked) women kiss her. Of course, she's not ''[[LaserGuidedAmnesia told]]'' about this suggestion until her best friend [[FullFrontalAssault ambushes her at her college campus]] and plants a wet one on her, leaving her trapped with an [[AndIMustScream overwhelming urge to stay naked]] against her will. (Her friend wasn't even told that much -- just smooched by a stranger and left with a note and a paper bag to put her clothing in.) Of course, since this is ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "TAG"]]'', you can see where he's going with this -- the only way (outside of years of hypnotherapy) to bring herself to put clothing back on is to kiss someone else ([[TheVirus thus passing on the urge to stay naked to the new victim]]), with the ever-present danger of [[NightmareFuel looking up and discovering another scared looking nude woman running at her later on]]. And since it's [[AuthorAppeal Suehirogari]], she (and her entire cadre of friends) discover an exhibitionism fetish after the "game" (and the subsequent blackmailing by the Gypsy and her friends).
* In the Director's Cut of episode 6 of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', all of the female members of the cast up to that point (including the roughly 4 year old Darry) are wearing towels. The villain has a device that can tighten or loosen them. At first, this is used to slowly suffocate them, but then little Gimmy takes the controller and releases the tension. But, under the direction of Kamina, Gimmy turns the dial even further, causing the towels to fall off. Ends up subverted as the girls were all wearing swimsuits underneath.
* ''Manga/ThoseWhoHuntElves'': The potion which will make any elf naked. [[spoiler:A useful way of dealing with cursed armor, in fact.]]
* In ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' weird alien technology leaving people naked is a running gag in the series.
** For example, Lala's clothes are created on her by her sentient robot helper, which she wears in the form of a hairclip, and if it ever gets knocked off, distracted, or dizzy, her clothing vanishes in a poof.
** Lala's personal teleporter has this as a side effect since for some reasons, it will only teleport the person. Any items they may be carrying, including clothes, are left behind. Later, Lala's attempt to fix this flaw in her teleporter fall rather short: it now allows some of the person's clothes to be teleported with them. As Rito notes, this isn't actually an improvement over being naked.
** There's also a gas with the specific purpose of dissolving clothing, which Run uses occasionally (pictured). It always backfires on her, and fanservice ensues.
* In ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: Kiss Players'', the titular girls can do a FusionDance with Transformers to boost their powers, but the process somehow destroys their clothes.

[[folder:Card Games]]
* The "Ecchi Moth Swarm" card from the ''ComicBook/TankVixens'' collectible card game destroys all Tops and Tails containing the keywords Cotton, Denim, Lace or Silk.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* A ray that destroys fabric featured in a ''Shadow Lady'' story in ''Big Bang Comics''.
* In "The Mind Molder" arc in the ''Franchise/DocSavage'' series published by Creator/DCComics in the late 1980s, "Monk" Mayfair was tasked with coming up with a way of rendering their foes' gasmasks inoperative. He concocted a gas that dissolved polymers, forgetting that he was wearing a polyester suit.
* In ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'', when a power ring puts you in a uniform, you'll be back in your own clothes when the ring is deactivated. This isn't the case with Star Sapphires.
* The [[http://images.wikia.com/marvel_dc/images/c/cd/Legends_5.jpg cover]] of DC Comics ''Legends'' mini-series issue 5 has Captain Marvel standing amidst piles of superhero costumes strewn around him, suggesting that something (or someone, as the issue itself reveals) has removed the heroes from their clothes.
* Comicbook/{{Firestorm}} does this to Plastique during her first appearance. He vaporized her costume, leaving her naked and humiliated in public, while he took the bombs that had been attached to her costume away to explode in a safer area.
* In one of the ''ComicBook/TeenTitansGo'' comics, Mad Mod makes clothes that control people. When Cyborg uses a sonic device to destroy these clothes, everyone who wore them becomes naked.
* In ''Comicbook/{{Steampunk}} Swimsuit'' #1, Dr. Frankensteam creates an auto-tailor to help her model change into and out of swimsuits quickly. The device goes berserk and starts stripping members of the audience.
* A particular ''ComicBook/RichieRich'' comic book story involved Richie being repeatedly caught and packed into various boxes and shrink-wrap (only up to the neck) by his prankster cousin, Reggie van Dough, using complicated machines. When the usually good-tempered Richie finally has enough and starts chasing Reggie, Reggie bumps a lever and is caught in a machine which spits out two packages. Richie is extremely alarmed until he discovers that the smaller package only contains all of Reggie's clothes.....
* ''ComicBook/{{Flare}}'': Damian Pomegranate hits Teresa with a green liquid in [[http://www.heroicmultiverse.com/flare/webcomic/index.php?pn=178 "Flare's Lost Costume"]], which leaves her stark naked.
* Skein, a character who joined the original ''ComicBook/ThunderBolts'' shortly before the title was ended, had the ability to telekinetically control cloth and defeated a villain whose [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman powers came from her outfit]] by [[DefeatByModesty stripping her naked]].
* In some comics, Susan Storm from ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' can turn people's clothes completely invisible, giving the effect that they appear naked.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In one of the early ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'' strips from ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' (and reprinted in the first collection) the Black spy creates an invisibility "potion," and envisions himself being able to attack the White spy unseen. The White spy, however, see him testing it on a mouse, and dilutes the mixture with seltzer water. When the Black spy drinks the concoction on a street corner, where he hopes to ambush the White spy, the diluted potion makes only his clothing disappear (although it appears that his clothing simply instantly disintegrates), and he is arrested (and given a nightstick to the head) by a police officer who is nearby.
* The off-continuity print version of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' that appeared in ''Dragon Magazine'' has a strip featuring Belkar's Wand of Dispel Clothing, which he aimed at Haley, but which hit Elan instead.
-->'''Roy:''' You know, all this time, I assumed you were a halfling, but it turns out your lack of height is apparently on account of being a prepubescent boy with hairy feet.
* A popular G-rated version in ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' has Charlie Brown repeatedly getting stripped down to nothing but his shorts after getting hit with a line drive while on the pitcher's mound. It's never explained exactly how getting hit by a baseball could remove your clothes, [[RuleOfFunny which arguably adds to the humor]]. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in TheMovie ''WesternAnimation/ABoyNamedCharlieBrown'' when another player complains that they're going to be there all day if Charlie Brown has to get dressed again after every pitch. Also lampshaded in a strip where Lucy suggests that he should pitch night games; that way, when it happens, [[DeadpanSnarker all he'd have to do is put on his pajamas and go to bed.]] (Needless to say, he doesn't like the suggestion.)

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/AdoptionNightmare'': Just how many times have we seen Brina naked because of her [[PowerIncontinence invisibility accidents]]?
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfiction has [[RuleThirtyFour naturally]] made up spells which can remove clothing.
** "[[CanisLatinicus Divesto]]" is the most common choice for the incantation, almost to the point of it being {{Fanon}}.
** It should come as no surprise at all that "Nullus Vestis" is frequently cast in ''Hogwarts Exposed''.
** It has also not escaped fans' notice that you could make someone naked through [[PowerPerversionPotential creative use of canon spells]]. "Accio clothing!"
** Why bother making up spells? There are fics that use Diffindo (disassemble) and Evanesco (vanish). Though the latter has the problem that you can't get the clothes back.
** At one point in ''FanFic/HarryPotterBecomesACommunist'', the spell "Divesto Maxima" is cast on [[BrainBleach Dolores Umbridge]].
* ''[[FanFic/NewLookSeries Ash's New Look]]'' has Meowth use his Fury Swipes to stripe all of Ash's clothes with the exception of his briefs.
* In ''Fanfic/AProtectorsPride'', Yoruichi knows a spell that can destroy clothing. She puts it to good use by [[spoiler:using it to get rid of the King of Hell's seemingly indestructible armor.]]
* In ''Fanfic/FromFakeDreams'', Rin develops a ritual spell to destroy Bazett's clothes [[JustifiedTrope in order to remove the massive amount of enchantments woven into them]].

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* From ''Anime/{{Interstella 5555}}'', the process turning the kidnapped aliens into humans (during "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger") includes lasers reducing their clothes to shreds -- while not grazing their skin at all.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* From the Creator/DeanMartin Matt Helm series of ''Film/JamesBond'' spoofs, 1967's ''The Ambushers'' features the villain, Jose Ortega (Albert Salmi), using a magnetic gun (or anti-gravity ray gun in reverse) to strip the film's heroine, Sheila Sommers (Janice Rule) by unzipping her top and her skirt, leaving her wearing only her slip and her thigh high boots. Sheila for her part goes from ReluctantFanserviceGirl to ShamelessFanServiceGirl. Ironically, this was a few years before the first Creator/RogerMoore Bond film, ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'', featured a similar trick (performed by Bond on one of his lovers, no less).
* The orgasm piano device in ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'' strips the subject first.
* The powers of God fill the role in ''Film/BruceAlmighty'', when the title character makes his clothes (minus his underwear) fall to the floor with a single gesture.
* And again in the spin-off, ''Film/EvanAlmighty''; Evan walks out of the house, only to find that God has caused his clothes to vanish, because he's wearing a suit instead of the robes God wanted him to wear. He tries to get around it by stuffing the robes under his suit, but when he stands up to address Congress the suit vanishes again.
* In ''Film/DarkAngelTheAscent'', a few minutes after the demoness Veronica arrives on Earth, she is inexplicably turned human and her clothes vanish. She later switches between human and demon form several times and nothing happens to her clothes.
* [[TrickBomb The Nude Bomb]] from the ''Series/GetSmart'' movie titled, well, ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Nude Bomb]]''.
* Hong Kong film ''Hex After Hex'' (''Che yuen joi che'') features a bizarre scene where a ghost girl turns into [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosered/3240049008/ Darth Vader]], carrying a lightsaber that removes peoples' clothes.
* The remake of ''Film/{{The Italian Job|2003}}'' has a character expressing his desire to purchase a stereo system powerful enough to do this. He finally gets it and, during the end credits, we see him try it out on an attractive girl. A pity that she is offscreen when her clothes are blown off.
* In ''Film/LooseScrews'', one of the students comes up with a chemical to put into the girl's swimming pool that dissolves all fabric.
* In ''Film/TheMalibuBikiniShop'', the guys wind up with a bunch of left-over green scrubs from a hospital that they make into camo-themed bikinis. The thread, however, was suturing thread (the kind that dissolved when left in the body). Cue extreme FanService under the closing credits when the wearers are running in the surf..
* ''Film/TheManInTheWhiteSuit'' involves an inventor who creates a miracle fabric that is indestructable and never needs washing -- he considers it a boon to mankind, but everyone from clothing manufacturers to laundresses are threatened with obsolescence and get up in arms... until they find [[spoiler:the fabric is chemically unstable and literally falls apart on the inventor when he's cornered by the angry mob.]]
* The [[AllClothUnravels string factory]] from ''Film/MouseHunt'' turns into this [[NoOSHACompliance if you push the wrong button]].
* One of the non-lethal superhero weapons used in ''Film/MysteryMen'' is an energy beam that makes clothes ''shrink''. It's used on some already scantily-clad women, making them writhe and moan. One can presume that eventually they burst (the clothes, not [[{{Squick}} the women]]).
* A number of dangerous items in ''Film/TheReturnOfCaptainInvincible'' prove only able to do any real damage to female outer garments. Usually shirts.
* Dr. Frank-N-Furter's "Meduser" Machine in ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' not only [[TakenForGranite turns people to stone]], but causes any clothes they're wearing at the moment to fall off their (now-marble) bodies. Presumably this is because Greco-Roman statues wearing clothes would look ridiculous, even though Frank does redress them in the same clothes that he wears, with the exception of Dr. Scott, who is redressed in much of his old clothes, with only his pants and shoes replaced by fishnets and heels.
* Appears in ''Film/ScaryMovie4'' when they ReverseThePolarity on the body-disintegrator, ending with mass weaponized FanDisservice to the characters (which we are not privy to, fortunately). For reference, the representatives were so disgusted, the Japanese ambassador committed {{seppuku}} on the spot.
* Inverted in ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds''. Martian's heat rays incinerate people but leave clothes intact.
* In ''Film/{{Zapped}}'', Scott Baio undresses women using telekinetic powers. In the sequel, ''Zapped Again'', a new actor gains the same ability, and uses it to the same ends. Both movies are [[OldShame not available]] due to Willie Aames later finding religion and becoming ''Series/{{Bibleman}}''. He can't stop those clips from appearing on [=YouTube=], though. And anyway, Baio's character uses his magic power for other things too, such as humiliating bullies and winning at roulette.

* Old joke: A woman is having an affair. One day, her husband comes home early, so she hides her still-naked lover in the closet. However, her husband looks in the closet. The lover claims that he's an exterminator taking care of a moth infestation. You can probably guess the punchline:
-->'''Husband:''' But you're naked.\\
'''Lover:''' (''looks down'') Those little bastards!

* In Reginald Bretnor's story "The Gnurrs Come From the Voodvork Out", this is what the gnurrs do. The US uses Papa Schimmelhorn's invention to bring "Bobovia" to its knees by releasing gnurrs there.
* One of the ''Norby'' books (by Janet and Creator/IsaacAsimov) has a "clothing dissolver" gas in the backstory. One character was kicked out of the Academy because he placed it in the air circulation systems of a space station.
* After "groking" human sexuality in ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand'', Valentine Smith quickly works out the PowerPerversionPotential inherent in his mental abilities. Lots of levitation and clothing evaporation follows.
* A short science-fiction story from the 1950s or 1960s featured a village of two factions, neither of which (allegedly) admitted the existence of the other. The factions were distinguished by the clothes they wore. The space traveler main character solves the problem by emitting some kind of radiation that melted everyone's clothes. This probably refers to "Ulan Dhor", a story in Jack Vance's ''Literature/DyingEarth''. In this story, the two factions (the Greens and Grays, named for the colors they wear) literally cannot see each other. After this curse is lifted, the two proceed to slaughter each other, and it is only after they are forcibly stripped by a magical/technological device that the problem is solved.
* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', Mr. Nutt ghost-writes a love poem for Trev Likely, and recalls his mentor Lady Margalotta as joking that love poetry is just another way of getting a young woman to take all her clothes off. Given his [[LiteralMinded Literal-Mindedness]] and lack of experience with romance, Nutt wonders if speaking poetry will literally cause the recipient's clothes to fall off. This is a ShoutOut to ''Illuminatus!'' author Creator/RobertAntonWilson, who in ''The Historical Illuminatus'' series, has his unworldly adventurer Sigismundo Celine conclude that the purpose of poetry is to charm, implore, morally blackmail, or otherwise persuade impressionable young ladies to take their clothes off.
* In ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', a popular party prank using the finite improbability generator is to make all the molecules in the undergarments of one's hostess move three feet to the left. Presumably this could be done to her ''outer''garments as well, provided it's the right sort of party.
* Sandry from the ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' universe is an ambient thread mage or "stitch witch", and repeatedly overpowers difficult people by either threatening to embarrass them, actually embarrassing them, or creating problems for them that make embarrassment a secondary consideration, such as causing their armor and their horses' tack to fall apart by pulling out the stitching (or doing the opposite, causing their clothes to bind together cocoon-like so they can't move).
* And in the first book of ''Literature/SongOfTheLioness'' by the same author, Alanna's opponents at one point cast a spell which removes her clothing. This is very embarrassing to her, since it also reveals the fact that [[SweetPollyOliver she is a girl]] to Prince Jonathan.
* In the fifth ''Literature/MythAdventures'' book, Aahz tells a story involving a spell that apparently teleports the targets' clothes away. Thanks to the other characters ignoring him and talking over him, [[NoodleIncident we never get the specifics]].
* Creator/JohnBrunner's short story "Galactic Consumer Report No. 2: Automatic Twin-Tube Wishing Machines" mentions a related problem with one of tested household [[MatterReplicator matter replicators]]. Women's clothing created with it becomes transparent in an hour. The company apologizes and states that the responsible employee has been institutionalized because of voyeurism.
* In the short story ''The Exalted'' by Creator/LSpragueDeCamp the MadScientist prankster builds a device that nullifies friction and makes clothes crumble to threads.
* In Esther Friesner's ''New York by Knight,'' a dragon magically removes his victim's clothing with just a glance, instantly making her the image of a chained and helpless maiden.
* In the ''Literature/MyTeacherIsAnAlien'' series, Peter having been (voluntarily) abducted by aliens, has to be "decontaminated" before going on their space station. He refuses to undress for this, so the aliens freeze him in place, slice a laser across his body and, once he can move again, his clothes fall in tatters to the floor. He has a mild NakedFreakOut, but consoles himself with the fact that, unlike kids in middle school, the aliens at least won't make snap towels at him or something.
* One Free Kingdom weapon in the ''Literature/AlcatrazSeries'' is a grenade that only destroys non-organic matter. It's supposed to destroy other weapons, but it can destroy clothing as well.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/DansUneGalaxiePresDeChezVous'': A temporal rift is created after an incident when Pétrolia is working on a "fusil tout-nuisant" (nudifying gun) at the beginning of the episode which is [[ChekhovSGun finally used]] on Brad when he comes back from time to avoid the incident and [[RippleEffectProofMemory nobody believes him]].
** The gun is used another time in the series on [[ButtMonkey Brad]].
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has The Defabricator, a ray gun which disintegrates only the target's clothes.
-->'''Captain Jack:''' Defabricator. Does ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Am I naked in front of millions of viewers?\\
'''Trin-E & Zu-Zana:''' Absolutely.\\
'''Captain Jack:''' Ladies, your viewing figures just went up.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''
** In "Ménage à Troi," the Ferengi who've kidnapped Deanna, Lwaxana, and Riker use their transporter to remove the women's clothes. In their society, women aren't allowed to wear clothes. Which is '''[[FanDisservice two]]''' reasons we've never seen much of actual Ferengi society. Of course, as Betazoids regularly go naked to formal functions, the Trois are more annoyed than embarrassed.
--->'''Lwaxana:''' I should have known. Even their transporters can't be trusted!
** In the episode "The Most Toys", having abducted Data and unsuccessfully ordered him to wear something other than his uniform, Kivas Fajo splashes a solvent on him which dissolves his uniform. He then explains Data's choice to go naked or follow his programmed sense of modesty and wear the other clothing.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'':
** In "In The Flesh", Chakotay claims to have been in a transporter malfunction where his clothes got stuck in the pattern buffer and he materialized on the transporter pad wearing only his comm badge.
** In "Q2", Q's mischievous son uses his RealityWarper powers to make Seven of Nine's clothes disappear. He's rather disappointed when this [[InnocentFanserviceGirl doesn't faze]] her. Having spent most of her life among the [[HiveMind Borg]], the idea of modesty is somewhat mystifying to her.
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' series 8 features Lister and Rimmer trying to use a genetically altered microbe to take the skins off a mountain of potatoes they've been ordered to peel. The microbe does its job, but it also eats away their clothes and hair.
* Dr. K in ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' makes an experimental sonic cannon that ends up being one of these. (But only while in the experimental phase; she later perfects it into a standard weapon.) Being ''PowerRangers'', [[ComedicUnderwearExposure the boxers get to stay.]]
* In ''Series/{{Extras}}'', Patrick Stewart (AdamWesting as a DirtyOldMan) describes a script he's written where he plays a character with awesome psychic powers, which he uses solely to cause women's clothes to fall off.
-->'''Stewart:''' Oh, they try to cover up, but I've already seen everything.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'', Aunt Clara magics up clothes for Samantha and Darrin to wear to a party, but because she is an IneptMage, the clothes disappear a few hours later, leading to Darrin getting arrested for indecent exposure (he was left in his underwear). Luckily for Sam, when she noticed that her clothes were dissolving, she was able to magic up replacement clothes before anyone noticed her.
* In the ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' episode "One Fowl Day", Ares humiliated Iolaus and Autolycus by [[ChainedHeat chaining their wrists together]], zapping their clothes away, and stranding them in the middle of nowhere. He also enchanted them so anybody they met would see them as monsters and be unable to understand them.
* ''Series/TheGoodies'': In "The Lost Tribe", the Goodies enter their quick-change cupboard, and leave the cupboard in the correct type of clothing for their coming adventure. When Hazel enters the cupboard, she thinks that it is not working properly because, when she emerges from the cupboard, she is only dressed in a large-size bath towel.
* In her appearance in ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Plastique causes the Flash's costume to be MadeOfExplodium, forcing him to take it off. Luckily, Cisco has backups.
* This was built in as a feature of certain garments on ''Series/BayWatch''. A wandering pedlar was selling bikinis on the beach, and ends up being chased by an angry mob as his wares soon fall apart on contact with seawater.
* A ''Series/JustforLaughsGags'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weN9QSHBqs0 prank]] involves an actress asking unsuspecting bystanders help her to fix a television that seems to be magically able to see through her clothes.
* In ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', mermaids can take human form, but magically revert back if they get wet. Any clothes they were wearing disappear, and don't come back when they return to human form after drying off.

* An EasterEgg in Creator/SegaPinball's ''Pinball/GoldenEye'' has Bond's clothes get blasted off, leaving him only in his shorts.

* ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'': The most popular use of the early finite improbability generators involved teleporting people's underwear three feet to the left (in accordance with the Theory of Indeterminacy).

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** The "Disrobe" spell from the non-official supplement ''Book of Erotic Fantasy''. Although it doesn't affect magical items, it's still a good way to score a DefeatByModesty.
** A good number of core spells can be diverted from their normal usage to this effect. Notably, a BalefulPolymorph [[ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing leaves item and clothing unaffected]], thus even if dispelled (or reverted by a natural shapechanger), the subject will end up stark naked. Even a {{Disintegrat|orRay}}e spell can be aimed toward clothes instead of the one wearing them, although it's overkill.
** In earlier editions, one of the possible effects of reading a cursed scroll is the destruction of all clothing.
** The original ''TabletopGame/TombOfHorrors'' has a ''lot'' of traps that do this. The idea of the Tomb was to lure suckers to it and rob them of their most valuable gear; of course, many would be lucky to escape with their lives.
* In ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming'', it is often easier to target spells at someone's clothes than at the wearer. This can go very wrong, or very right depending on your intentions. A popular example is to keep someone out of a battle by making their clothes (and hopefully them) superjump away from it.
* In the Third Edition ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Supers'' supplement ''Mixed Doubles'', a superhuman called the Liquidator can liquefy matter... including another super's costume. The background stated that he hadn't used this ability on a female metahuman yet, and that the likely result would be a) outrage from her and b) considerable coverage from the media.
* ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'':
** A spell reserved for fae and the humans raised by them will have all clothing slip off the target and tangle around its feet. The GM is advised to penalize use as combat preparation, since that'd be bad roleplaying for the character type.
** Another spell disintegrates dead matter, but not living bodies, so it can be used for this effect.
* One of the joke items featured in an April issue of ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' was the "Snazzy Ring", a magical ring that would make the wearer's armor take on the appearance of an [[GorgeousGarmentGeneration elegant gown or suit]], while still providing the same level of protection. Unless it went wrong, in which case it left you genuinely naked and destroyed your outfit, making it a Nudifier as well if you roll a 1.
* One of the sample Talismans in the ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' sourcebook ''Forged by Dragon's Fire'' is the "Rod of Holy Cleansing": touch someone with a magic stick, and everything they are wearing, holding or carrying disintegrates. It's presented as a legitimate weapon for an ActualPacifist to use against anyone who relies a lot on their equipment (such as the gameline's main antagonists), but it does dissolve clothing as a side effect. The funniest part is that this is mechanically a Prime effect, and so the faction best able to make this Talisman is the [[ReligionIsMagic Celestial Chorus]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has several examples. Due to the minimalist stick-figure art all are depicted only in text.
** The "Depantsing Bomb" works on anything, even enemies that aren't wearing pants.
** The [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum naughty paper shuriken]], on the other hand, only affects the pants of enemies that can drop pants-type items. Its description actually specifies that "it seeks out whatever's holding up an opponent's pants and severs it". The effect is also more useful because it makes the pants drop [[RandomlyDrops more likely]] and stuns the enemy by getting it all tangled up in said pants.
** The high-level boss [[DemBones Zombo]] can make a face so scary that "you're scared right out of your pants" the first time he lands a hit. On the second hit your hat flies off, and with the third "you jump right out of your shirt".
** The final boss of the Heavy Rains challenge path starts the fight by creating a tsunami that removes all your equipment except your weapon and off-hand.
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', there is a quest for the Daedric Prince Sanguine which requires the PlayerCharacter to cast the spell "Stark Reality" at a dinner party. The spell strips everyone in the vicinity to their undergarments, including the player. This is pretty appropriate for Sanguine, who's pretty much a CaptainErsatz of the Greek Dionysus.
** Also the "Ring of Disrobing" from the "Shivering Isles" add-on, which unequips all the players of clothes.
** And don't forget the [[OutOfClothesExperience Dreamworld.]]
* The Bartolls from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars''. A requirement for you to be put as its pilot is to be stripped naked first. If you get caught by it, get ready to strip. However, instead of funny, this is usually played for NightmareFuel and FanDisservice.
* ''VideoGame/NetHack'':
** The Scroll of Destroy Armor.
** The Succubus is a creature that removes armor and clothes before she gives you a "Very Educational Experience", which gives you +1 level and increases your wisdom (other, often detrimental effects are also possible, mind you). Of course, low-level characters may simply just go OutWithABang, so the technique should only be attempted by higher leveled characters. Either way, the Succubus is a very useful way to remove cursed armor. After all, the succubus is among the original HornyDevils.
** Disintegration Blasts first destroy your armor. Then they instant-kill you.
* In Russian adventure game ''Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka'', there's a prank spell. It looks like a cure for [[TakenForGranite petrification]], but actually just disrobes the caster. Used by the protagonist for [[spoiler:tricking the BigBad into removing her magical protections]].
* In ''VideoGame/XCOMApocalypse'', the Entropy Gun. It's a homing bio missile which on hit starts to dissolve all your armour and weapons. On its own it doesn't do any damage, however, dissolved ammunition tends to fire. Including grenades.
* According to Huey Emmerich in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', this is all the prototype [[InvisibilityCloak Stealth Camouflage]] is able to do at this point. Oh well.
* The maggots and giant snails in ''VideoGame/MetalSlug III''. While they simply melt any male characters they manage to spit on, they have a rather more... specific... effect on the females. Which still kills them, for whatever reason.
** Also monster-clones of female characters dissolve in the same way when they are killed with conventional weapons.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' features Lamia generals in the sieges of Aht'Urghan who, among other annoying [=AoE=] spells, can strip you of all your visible armour and weapons leaving your punching the air in your skivvies. Strangely, the spell does not remove your rings and earrings; one should still accessorize when their pants are dropped, shouldn't they?
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'':
** The Raider[[note]](''Brigand'' in the original Japanese)[[/note]] weapons all have the special property of stripping victims to their underwear if their weapon has a disadvantage against the attacker.
** Sophie's Personal Skill, ''Mischievous'' [[note]](''Clumsy'' in the original Japanese)[[/note]], can potentially have the same effect. In one of the DLC's, Sophie's talk with [[spoiler: her potential mother Oboro]] implies that [[CuteClumsyGirl for all of her clumsiness]], [[BewareTheSillyOnes she has specifically trained to pull this]]:
-->'''In game description''': "Enemy Defense -3 and may lose their clothings if the user initiates and damages them in combat."
** The magical tome named ''[[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Disrobing_Gale Disrobing Gale]]'' doesn't make lots of damage, but removes the enemy's armor if the user has a weapon advantage.
* Zenka from ''VideoGame/SuperCosplayWarUltra'', being one who cosplays [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]], has the Unyou no Tachi move (just like the original) and what does it do when it hits male characters? Cuts down their clothes. When used on Ogi it goes one step further and ''[[{{Squick}} rips the metal plating off of his body to expose the muscle underneath]]''.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' can cause your imported character save from the previous game to start the game in their underwear if they are wearing certain DLC armor.
* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings'' has a sex scene where Triss uses a spell to cause her clothes to disappear before [[SkinnyDipping diving into a Elven pool]]. Geralt has to take off his clothes the old-fashioned way before following suit. Naturally it's become the most popular scene in the game.
* ''VideoGame/UltimaVII'' has the "Vas Nudi" spell, which causes people's clothes to disappear. You cannot learn it yourself though, it's only used by one NPC seductress.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has the boss abilities "Pillage" from Subetai the Swift and "Naked and Afraid" from Sha of Fear, both greatly reducing your stats while making your character appear naked.
* The ''VideoGame/SentimentalGraffiti'' fangame ''Sentimental Shooting'' puts you on the helm of a ship equipped with one.
* In ''First Person Lover'' every single one of your weapons is this.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': In the Strong Bad E-mail "senior prom", Strong Bad tries to prank the Entrapment All Up On the Moon Dance by bringing in a device that makes everyone's pants "poof away". [[spoiler:There's just one small problem... he's the only one at the prom [[LongPants indisputably]] wearing pants.]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Dr Bunbury's Wacky Weave Destabilizer; the reason so many performer women, including Zeetha, wear metal/leather underwear.
* ''Webcomic/CollegeRoomiesFromHell'' has fast-acting clothes-eating moths.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': What to do with a swarm of clothes-devouring moths? Cue the meeting of the Young Republican Women's Assembly.
* Dr. Germahn of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' once invented a potion that caused your sweat to dissolve clothes. It has not been seen in action, but the "shrink soda" has, and it's just as effective.
* ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors'':
** One of the heroes fires an "[[http://dragondoctors.dhscomix.com/archives/comic/ch-2-page-7 Equipment Failure]]" ray at a pair of assassins, one of which is a guy. [[DefeatByModesty The two suddenly-naked killers flee]], and almost get arrested for public nudity.
** Again used by Sarin the wizard a couple of times: once as punishment for a very nosy magic user, and another to solve a hostage situation by blowing away all the equipment held by both the hostage taker and the hostage.
* The AxCrazy rapist Voulger in ''Webcomic/{{Flipside}}'' uses a sword called "Thread-Reaper", which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. It's particularly effective on Maytag since her self-confidence is [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman directly linked]] to her jester outfit. Later, a magic sticker does the same thing while she's on stage.
* ''Webcomic/GirlsWithSlingshots'' has [[http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/comic/gws770/ lasers]] that remove your clothes, used in playing [[StripPoker Strip Laser Tag]].
%%* In ''Webcomic/TheEasyBreather'', Ant Woman, in her non-heroic identity, met such a robot at the jewelry store.
* ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'':
** [[http://yafgc.net/comic/0820-peek-a-boo/ As Bob shows to Gren,]] [[DisintegratorRay Disintegration]] Finesse has many uses... including disrobing your girlfriend in a flash.
** Slissy tries using an "uncover" spell to reveal the party's enemies... but since she seems to be an IneptMage, this result in [[http://yafgc.net/comic/2691-i-spy/ herself and three fellow adventurers ending up naked]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Intragalactic}}'' has the [[http://intragalacticcomic.com/2009/05/25/064-the-naked-time/ Nuditizer]] (link Webcomic/{{NSFW}}), apparently a piece of medical equipment. Which could come off as really handy when emergency access to the body is needed fast. It sure seems faster than scissors.
* ''Webcomic/{{The Adventures of Fifine}}'' has an unusual variant: Naked Island. Just arriving on the island by whatever means will obliterate clothes.
* In ''Webcomic/SuperBikiniGirls'', Ebony and Ivory's bikinis are destroyed by a giant alien monster's "Preasure Beam". They [[FullFrontalAssault continue fighting]] covered by [[CensorBox the word "censored"]].
* This was misdiagnosed by Bud (in that Bud thought that this was all that happened, but the truth was far more complicated) in [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/blew-her-clothes/ a strip]] of ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare''. Later, Monica seems to have developed a built-in version usable on others, starting [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/my-turn/ here.]] Links are NSFW and contains some spoilers.
* In ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'', [[TheAce Ace]] [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/09/04/wardrobe-misplacement/ sabotages the transporterizer to do this to Mittens.]]
* In ''Webcomic/AccursedDragon'', Coven tells Rawn to cast a levitation spell on him. She accidentally only levitates his clothes. Fortunately he kept his underwear, but his primary concern was that everyone could now see he was a dragon.
* ''Webcomic/{{Evon}}'' attempted to teleport herself and Herodotus to a distant city, but only teleported their clothes. There's an entire bonus chapter devoted to them [[NakedPeopleTrappedOutside getting new clothes]].
* In an early ''Webcomic/{{Banished}}'' [[http://www.banishedonline.com/index.php?date=2010-09-08 strip]], Rak finds a Strix automated mining colony's teleporter and tries to use it to escape [[PenalColony Strix 13]] by hiding amongst the ore being transported. Too bad the teleporter is set to "Inorganic Material Only", so all that gets transported are the ore and his prison jumpsuit. Good thing the Strix gave him a spare!
* North Wind, the enchanted longsword [[WhatAPieceOfJunk unassuming]] in both appearance and power, wielded by Typhan-Knee in ''Webcomic/{{Exiern}}'', does this to foes that its wielder really shouldn't kill. Instead of letting blood, it instead cuts all the claddings off. If wielded against a foe that really does deserve harm, it presumably would cut flesh.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Wiki/SCPFoundation:
** One of the less frightening items held by the Foundation, but certainly one of the more disturbing examples of this trope is [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1755 SCP-1755]] which was intended by its creators (two bored college grad students) to function as a Nudifier. [[spoiler:It now has the potential to affect every piece of cotton clothing on the planet and to eventually render the cotton plant itself extinct.]]
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-539 SCP-539]] is a disc that, when thrown, causes all kinds of impossible accidents to divert attention from the thrower. The first test has all the observers suffer a "sudden wardrobe existence failure".
* Appears in at least two forms in ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': once as a spell cast by Fey to humiliate a guy for hitting on her, the second time as Compiler's contribution to the Order of the Worn Wrench's campaign of retribution against AlphaBitch Solange.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' episode "A Mouse and his Motorcycle", Lawrence Limburger has Dr. Karbunkle invent a substance called toxic goo, which makes areas of land become ruined, as well as an orange dust that undoes the goo's effects. At the end of the episode, Limburger's minion Greasepit, while ranting about the Biker Mice yet again foiling his boss's plan, ends up covered in some toxic goo and then sprinkled with some of the orange dust. As a result, Greasepit ends up in his undies and sheepishly walks away while using his hat to cover himself.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'': In "The Birthday Suits", Mung's dish causes people's clothes to shrink till they burst (although it leaves their underwear intact).
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', Sector V tries using a "Nude Torpedo" against Professor XXX-L; however the coordinates are wrong and instead it hits them. And note that it happens at the ''North Pole'' -- sure, the kids aren't happy about the nudity, but the cold is a much more pressing matter. (Numbuh Two tries to make light of the situation by saying that at least now they know it ''works''.)
* The ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "Streaky Clean" had Dexter use a satellite to clean his clothes every instant they got dirty, only for a malfunction to make the satellite completely destroy any part of his clothes that got dirty, resulting in Dexter getting naked.
* WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, in Disney short ''How to Have an Accident at Work'' (1959): A scene card explains to the audience, ''"Loose clothing and machines JUST DON'T MIX!"'' Donald gets caught by a machine roughly resembling a riveter, grabbed first by his conspicuously loose tie. The machine follows up by turning his outfit to shredded bits. [[HandOrObjectUnderwear Hand covers crotch]] follows after what's left on him falls to the floor.
* In the two-part ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' episode "The Traitor", Dusty [[FakeDefector pretended to side with Cobra]] and gave them a formula for a near-invincible armor. When it was revealed that Dusty's supposed betrayal was only a ploy, he then used a weapon that destroyed everything that was treated with it. While this was never ''intended'' to fit this Trope, seeing as the Cobra soldiers had treated their uniforms with the stuff, it kind of ended up as a PG-rated version of it. (Their underwear remained, but some might say [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments that made it even more humiliating when the Joes trounced them.]])
* Kid Rot from ''WesternAnimation/{{Grossology}}'' has the ability to cause all organic material to rot with a single touch, including clothing. He himself is exempt from this because his clothes are synthetic (and thus, do not rot). [[spoiler:This is a foreshadowing of who he will become, since Abby notes this before we find out he's Kid Rot.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'', has Reptoslicer as this in his first appearance.
* On ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', Heloise trains moths to partially do this to Beezy, to get rid of [[ItMakesSenseInContext the fear sweater he was wearing]]. Unfortunately, their orders were to eat green, and Lucius just happened to be walking by wearing an all green suit.
* During the episode ''I Just Don't Get It'' on ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'', Henry and June give the studio a thorough Spring Cleaning, with Henry doing the pairs laundry... using an industrial-sized bottle of ''[[InvisibilityInk Disappearing Ink]]'' as detergent. June makes it off-screen just before she loses her undershirt and shorts, [[ButtMonkey Henry]]... [[NakedPeopleAreFunny gets locked out]].
* Bob Clampett's ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Eatin' on the Cuff" is another example of fast-acting clothes-eating moths.
* Nanobots eat WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls' clothes in "Nano of the North", rendering them stark naked (using their arms to cover themselves). Oddly enough, they miss Blossom's bow. (Considering that Blossom's bow doubles as a time bomb, it could be made of something inedible to the nanobots.)
* In the antepenultimate episode of the [[SamuraiJack/TropesSeason5 2017 revival]] of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', Ashi ends up getting her GardenGarment eaten off by Lazarus-90 when it covers up her body, rendering her nude. Undaunted, she just [[FullFrontalAssault continues fighting the creature naked]] until an embarrassed Jack makes her wear his gi for the sake of modesty.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s TV Funhouse cartoon series had an episode of The X-Presidents where Bill Clinton wants to join the X-Presidents and creates this robot that has a magnet that sucks the clothes right off people's bodies.
* A '70s ''Series/SesameStreet'' cartoon has a man getting disrobed by moths.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In the "Treehouse of Horror" episode parodying ''Film/FantasticVoyage'', white blood cells eat away Marge's jumpsuit although, as she comments, "They know just when to stop".
** Milhouse accidentally strips himself completely nude with a botched magic spell in their ''Literature/HarryPotter'' spoof, triggering a NakedFreakOut.
* Kabuto, the main villain of ''[[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts Tokyo Mater]]'' is essentially the automobile equivalent of this. "The [[DefeatByModesty loser]] will be stripped of all modifications... and become [[IncrediblyLamePun STOCK!!!]]"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TrippingTheRift'' episode "Miss Galaxy 5000", Six is reciting a poem during the talent portion of the eponymous BeautyContest when Chode [=McBlob=] decides to liven things up by zapping her with a "Clothes B Gone" device.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': Dr. Venture, working for Prof. Impossible's team, is abandoned in the freezing Arctic, and quickly discovers the high-tech temperature-regulating bodysuit issued him is only effective above a certain temperature, and disintegrates off of him in the cold.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The controversial "perv-scanners" being installed in airports around the Western world don't literally remove your clothes but generate 3-dimensional images of the person being scanned and allow for layers of clothing to be taken away virtually. But in defiance of this trope, the employees that monitor the scans never see the person being scanned, the images produced are not in color and are of low enough resolution that your genitalia aren't worth looking at, and the files are deleted once the scan is over. [[http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20012583-281.html Or at least, they're supposed to.]]
* [[http://www.spike.com/blog/how-to-make-girls/84496 The "Get Naked Bikini"]]. (Link SFW ... barely)
** Note that despite what the link says, the video doesn't show the bikini dissolving ''entirely''. What appears to happen is that only selected crucial parts (like a small portion of the strap) dissolve. This still leaves you with a bikini that won't stay on.
* A RealLife inversion has been created by scientists at Imperial College, London. [[http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19462 Reported]] in ''New Scientist'' magazine, the device can be used to spray a liquid onto a person's skin where it turns into a fabric.
* Victims of powerful explosions are often found at least partially disrobed. One of the best-known examples is Nick Ut's Pulitzer-winning [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phan_Thi_Kim_Phuc photograph of then-9-year-old Phan Thi Kim Phuc]] running from a napalm blast, towards the end of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.
* There have been some known cases of people who have been struck by lightning having their clothes reduced to ashes but being nearly uninjured physically. (But don't count on it.)
* Locusts have been known to consume green clothes, while they're still being worn in particularly bad plagues. Hopefully, they won't strike on St. Patrick's Day.