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Walking Swim Suit Scene
For some reason, some characters seem to walk around in a swimsuit, which may be justified because they work at a swimming pool or beach, or some other aquatic environment. They don't have to wear only a swimsuit; they can still wear other clothing as long as we see that there is a swimsuit underneath. For example, Misty of Pokémon Gold and Silver wears a jacket and sandals, but we can see that she's wearing a swimsuit underneath. This trope is more often used by females, while males may have the Walking Shirtless Scene trope more, but neither one is gender specific.

Compare Leotard of Power, Walking Shirtless Scene, Underwear of Power.

Examples

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    Comic Books 
  • OK, it's not a swimsuit in the traditional sense, but Wonder Woman has to count. And Wonder Woman's swimsuit showed much less flesh than her normal costume.
  • Tigra of The Avengers is a Cat Girl (though of the "covered in fur" type, not the "human with cat ears and tail" type) superheroine whose "costume" is a black bikini, sometimes with toothlike trim or a tiger-head amulet as a clasp in front.
  • Sub-Mariner
    • Namor wears a black bodysuit on the rare occasion when he feels an ounce of humility, but he's mostly known for going around in nothing but a green speedo. Somewhat justified by the fact that he spends most of his time underwater, but mitigated by the fact that (1) he wears it on land too, even in frigid climates — in fact, until the 90s or so, it was the only thing he ever wore, and (2) the vast majority of his fellow Atlanteans cover up quite a bit more.
    • Namor's two distaff counterparts, Namora and Namorita, fight crime in a black one-piece and a green one-piece or bikini, respectively. When Namorita changed her name to Kymera (and her skin to blue) she adopted an odd bikini/netting/seashell ensemble.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Many Fanservice Extras in the James Bond films. (Commonly included in any list of "Bond Girls", but Bond Girl refers to characters with actual personalities and prominent role in the movie.)
  • In Local Hero, Marina, a marine biologist, wears a black one-piece under her lab coat at a facility — justified as she has to do some equipment maintenance at the bottom of a large water tank. The visitors are quite distracted [1].
  • The Bikini Car Wash Company
  • The female characters in Into The Blue.
  • Both the male and female cheerleaders wear swimsuits during a car wash fundraiser in the first Bring It On.
  • Just Go With It does this with Brooklyn Decker. Watch it here.
  • Desire And Hell At Sunset Motel has the incomparable Sherilyn Fenn swimming in and getting in and out of pools in slow motion all over the place. See here.
  • Unsurprisingly, there are plenty in Swimming Pool.
  • There are couple of them in H.O.T.S. In the first one, The top to Boom Boom Bangs' bikini comes off when she jumps out of a plane to skydive into the H.O.T.S.' pool and gets blown offcourse, landing in the dean's pool instead. In the second scene, the Pi sorority are all sunbathing at their house and 3 of them are topless when Mad Dog and O'Hara fly over the house in ah hot air balloon to bombard them with banana cream pies.NSFW

    Live-Action TV 
  • Every female character on Baywatch, ever. Justified for being Lifeguard and all.
  • Miss America pageants.
  • Every lead female character on Saved by the Bell ends up doing one of these at least once.
  • Heather Thomas in the first episode of The Fall Guy — and then repeated in the opening credits of every single episode thereafter, for obvious reasons.
  • Blue Water High is set in a surf school, so the main cast spends much of the series in swimsuits.
  • Lila Archer in the Criminal Minds episode "Somebody's Watching", where she does this twice. The first time it's on the set of her TV series, "Emotional Cages", which is a drama about beach volleyball (the premise being picked obviously as an excuse for Archer to walk around in a bikini, just so Reid knows how attractive is the girl that's interested in him). The second time is when Reid is assigned to defend her at her house, where she decides to make a move on Reid, taking off her robe to go for a swim in a black bikini and pulling Reid into the pool and making out with him.
  • Reporter Anna Gilligan throughout this segment on Good Day America.
  • Cassidy, Dusty and Mona in the Passion Cove episode "The Bet". In the first scene they're sunbathing topless. In the next scene they put their tops on.NSFW

    Video Games 
  • Felicia from Darkstalkers technically counts as she walks around in naught but a Fur Bikini, and a real one would have covered her more.
  • Misty from Pokémon Red, Blue, Gold, and Silver and their remakes. An odd case, since she just wore swimsuits prior to the Timeskip. Possibly because an eleven-year-old walking around in a swimsuit is more innocent than a teenager doing so.
    • Marlon from Black 2 and White 2 is a male example,also Mr.Fanservice.
      • The player characters of Black 2 and White 2 are visibly wearing swimsuits under their clothes. Nate is wearing a wetsuit, and Rosa is wearing wetsuit bottoms with a halter-style bikini top.
  • Arcana Heart
    • Kira Daidouji, because she fights waist-deep in a blob of water.
    • Her rival, Catherine Kyohbashi for no reason whatsoever.
  • Rikku from Final Fantasy X2 wears a bikini with a miniskirt and a scarf over it as her default outfit.
  • A Non-Fanservice one: In My Sims Agents, Clara Belle, Taylor, Summer and Luke wear some Beach-Wear (though Summer is a lifeguard).
  • Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball
  • Justified with Trauare Wrede in RosenkreuzStilette. Due to her status as the game's Water-element boss, she wears an open jacket over her swimsuit, and, well... not much else. It's as hot as it sounds.
  • Rumble Roses the girls have scenes of them in swimsuits, and they also wrestle in them in mud wrestling.
  • Numerous games in the Tales Series have swimsuit costumes for the entire party, allowing you to invoke this at will.
  • Persona 3: FES and Portable have swimsuit costumes you can get for most of your party members, letting them storm the heights of Tartarus in bikinis and trunks. They're actually decent armor, but the normal gear already available by then often outperforms the swimsuits so you'll often end up putting them on once for a lark and then returning to the useful stuff.


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