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->'''Bullet''': What!? B-Butt Floss!?
->'''Ragna''': What? It's a descriptive term! Besides, we can see your entire ass! I mean, if you got it, flaunt it, but you can't deny the description.
-->-- ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}: Chronophantasma''

Hot pants, mini shorts, or [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard daisy dukes]]? Whatever you call them, it can be a great way to ShowSomeLeg without having to worry about a PantyShot. While it's mostly a female trope, we're seeing more and more males slipping in. This trope became popular in RealLife around [[TheFifties the mid-1950s]], and even though it has never been at the height of fashion, it's never really gone away either.

For added sexiness, combine with ZettaiRyouiki, ShesGotLegs. If you don't want to be too revealing, [[TightsUnderShorts just add tights.]]


* Nair depilatory famously used the song (see Music below) as part of an ad campaign that ran from the late 1970s well into the 1980s.
* Masculine example PlayedForLaughs: the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSFCvG6curE L&P ''Stubbies'' advert]] shown in New Zealand. Also pokes fun at the TheSeventies.
** ''[[http://www.stubbies.com.au Stubbies]]'' are a brand of men's shorts popular in Australia and New Zealand in the 1970s, and was a common part of schoolboys' uniforms.

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Both Shiro and Anri from ''Manga/{{Adekan}}'' occasionally do this. As in, daisy duke shorts on a dude. Anri usually wears long pants, but the legs of them appear to be detachable which make them kind of creepy chaps-shorts.
* Alois Trancy from the second season of the ''Manga/BlackButler'' anime frequently wears these, to the point that his "Booty Shorts" have pretty much reached memetic status.
* Revy from ''Manga/BlackLagoon.'' Permanently unbuttoned.
* Mizuho Asano from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is commonly seen in hot pink short-shorts.
* Kanzaki Kaori of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' is an unusual example: she wears a pair of jeans... [[FashionableAsymmetry with one leg cut off.]] [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes Goes really well with]] [[{{Stripperiffic}} her tied-up white T-shirt.]]
** It's supposed to be a disguised magic ritual.
* Kallen from ''Anime/CodeGeass''.
* Speaking of Valentine, Faye's trademark yellow outfit in ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' probably counts.
* Battle Lovers Scarlet and Vesta of ''Anime/CuteHighEarthDefenseClubLove'', who are guys. To indicate how short they are, Scarlet's ones narrowly miss mid-thigh and he's the shortest of the five Battle Lovers.
* ''Manga/DeadlineSummonner'' has Mamoru Onodera's Werewolf who favours this, alongside a [[HellBentForLeather leather jacket,]] [[{{Stripperific}} skimpy top,]] and [[CollaredByFashion a collar,]] with plenty of spikes to go around.
* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'': Like in [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa previous installments]], Aoi Asahina wears shorts as opposed to almost every female character in the franchise. The only other girl who wears shorts is Ruruka Andou. However, unlike Andou, Asahina actually wears a uniform...which she combines with shorts. Yes, she combines a suit with shorts, tights and sneakers. Initially, anyway. She later falls into the ShortTank category not long after the beginning of the series.
* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
** Several outfits of Bulma have this. The first time is when, dealing with Oolong in Aru Village, Bulma is seen with a pair of brown short shorts. In the Red Ribbon arc, Bulma wore a red shirt that leaves her shoulders exposed and orange shorts. At the begin of "Dragon Ball Z" she wears white shorts.
** Launch wears yellow shorts in the first apparence.
** Videl wears tight spandex shorts.
* Lucy and Lisanna from ''Manga/FairyTail'' both like this type of clothing. It almost seems like they take turns in wearing them - Lisanna usually wears shorts when Lucy is wearing a skirt, and Lucy usually wears shorts in the arcs [[OutOfFocus that Lisanna doesn't take part in]].
* Envy of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. [[AmbiguousGender Hard to place as a male or female example]].
* Part of LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya's UnlimitedWardrobe. She wears cuffed jean shorts when the story wants to remind you she's the [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Tomboy to Mikuru's Girly Girl]].
* The twelve-year-old boy Gon from ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' wears a pair of bright green short shorts as part of his LimitedWardrobe--a fact not discussed in the show/manga but notorious in the fandom. Killua wears them a lot, too.
** Even shorter are [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130819234707/hunterxhunter/images/f/f5/Cheetu_anime.png Cheetu's]] inexplicable short shorts.
* The one-legged jeans are also part of Kisara Nanjou's style of choice in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''
** ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' introduced this trope to the franchise with Subaru and her Barrier Jacket, which consists of a tank top, coat, cape, and jean shorts combo.
** ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' added two more short shorts-wearing females to the line up: [[GatlingGood Arnage]] [[MacrossMissileMassacre Huckebein]] and [[ThrowDownTheBomblet Isis]].
** Fuka's wears daisy dukes as part of her casual outfit in ''Anime/VividStrike''
* Heero Yuy from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing''. Being designed after a female model, it doesn't do much for his already diminishing masculinity. He switches to white full-length pants for the OAV sequel, however.
* When Takeo of ''Manga/MyLoveStory'' needs money, he works part-time at a cafe called Machos, where the waiters are big, muscular men in tank tops and short pants.
* Misato Katsuragi from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' wears these when at home.
* Hajime of ''Manga/NewGame'' wears short pants nearly exclusively.
* By the series Standards, Hana-chan from ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' wears these. With cute little hearts on each side.
* Ururu in ''Anime/OkusamaWaMahouShoujo'' tends to wear short shorts, as opposed to dresses like her friends.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Nami in the 10th movie, ''Anime/OnePieceFilmStrongWorld'', as well as in the Dressrosa Arc, wears super-short jean shorts.
** Jewelry Bonney is fond of wearing short shorts too.
** During a web contest for jeans with ''Manga/OnePiece'' characters, [[http://i.imgur.com/rjuocw9.jpg Rebecca]] was the only female with shorts.
* ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'': Karamatsu is a RareMaleExample; one of his outfits is a tank top with a pair of short jean shorts that really [[ShesGotLegs emphasize his legs]].
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': Misty's best known outfit includes very short jean-shorts. And in later generations, yellow shorts of the same length. Hell, if she's not wearing either outfit in any episode, chances are her regular outfit in said episode will incorporate this, too, as seen in "Luvdisc Is a Many Splendored Thing", in which she pairs a yellow top with darker blue shorts.
* Some of the Cures have worn this from time to time in the ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' franchise. For example:
** Both Nozomi and Rin, from ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'', have worn this for the Pretty Cure All Stars Suite Flower Card Collection, with Nozomi wearing jean shorts on two cards on which she's featured.
** Love Momozono's casualwear in ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'' incorporates a pink jacket and denim shorts.
** Worn by Nao Midorikawa in ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' with one of her casual outfits.
** One of Iona's outfits in ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' incorporates this, as do the costumes that come with the Roller Blade and Ninja [=PreCards=].
** Kirara Amanogawa wears this on her days off in ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure''.
** Mirai Asahina in ''Anime/MahoGirlsPrecure'' wears a pair similar in design to [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 Rosa]]'s as part of her regular casual outfit, and Mofurun in TheMovie sports pumpkin pants in her Cure form.
* Sakura Kyouko from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' wears cut-off jean shorts as part of her civilian outfit.
%%* The titular ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''.
* Akasha Bloodriver from ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' is shown to wear this under her gown when she removes the latter right before [[spoiler:her sacrificial attempt to go Medieval on Alucard's ass.]] OfCorsetsSexy also comes into play.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon''
** Usagi Tsukino wears this with several of her outfits. Rei Hino has also worn this from time to time.
** Also the Amazoness Quartet's final disguise in Super S.
** The Starlights probably count as well.
* Ai Astin from ''LightNovel/SundayWithoutGod'' wears short shorts as part of her regular gravekeeper outfit.
* From ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', Sinon's Gun Gale Online outfit could qualify as short shorts, although it was overlaid by green covers.
* Yoko from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
* Mew Zakuro from ''Manga/TokyoMewMew''.
* In ''Anime/VividredOperation'', not only are the girls commonly seen wearing bloomers, but short shorts are part of the ''school uniform''.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh''
** Anzu Mazaki/Tea Gardner occasionally wore short shorts as part of her outfits, when she wasn't wearing a mini skirt.
** Let's not forget Shizuka/Serenity during Season 3 and the second half of Season 2.
** Mai Kujaku/Valentine from the same show normally wears a purple skirt with a white corset, but wore purple short-shorts and a black corset when she was temporarily {{Brainwashed}} by Dartz during the events of Season 4.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Ramona Flowers, love interest of ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'', frequently wears short shorts, [[TightsUnderShorts often with brightly colored tights underneath]].
* Ninjette from ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'' habitually wears a pair apparently held together at the sides by shuriken and with her ''nom de guerre'' [[HighlyVisibleNinja printed across the seat]].
* ComicBook/{{Robin}}'s classic costume is a rare male example. His modern costumes give him longer pants.
* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': TheSeventies' Supergirl costume included [[https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/7294390_f120.jpg red hot pants.]] It is one of her most well-remembered costumes.
* Creator/DCComics' Dolphin
* ''Comicbook/YoungAvengers'' has Miss America Chavez, who almost always wears tiny shorts as part of her various CivvieSpandex ensembles.
* During a period of time in ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' where the main characters were forced to go to school, Bunnie Rabbot wore some of these.
* One difference between ''ComicBook/ZodiacStarforce'' and most Magical Girl series is that the girls wear shorts instead of skirts.
* ComicBook/RobynHood suffers from progressive ClothingDamage over the course of ''The Hunt'' mini-series. By the time she reaches the final showdown, her tights have been reduced to an extremely abbreviated pair of shorts.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* This is part of Cure Western's outfit in ''FanFic/PrettyCureHollywoodStars'', resulting in at least one comparison to Misty from Anime/{{Pokemon}} (see above). The rolled-up jean shorts carry over to her Super Cure form, and Super Cure Western even pairs them with Grade B ZettaiRyouiki and, in the last episode, [[TightsUnderShorts gold tights]]!
* LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Flanderizes this in the ''Franchise/PrettyCure''-style reboot, ''FanFic/SOSPrettyCure'', and it even features in her Cure outfit, along with Grade A ZettaiRyouiki!
* Who wears [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Shadow's]] short shorts? [[FanFic/YetAgain CRYPT]]! And subsequently gets his ass kicked by her.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10181533/18/Reinforced-Magic Reinforced Magic]]'' a unicorn who assumes a humanoid form after Harry makes her his familiar wears short shorts coupled with a [[BareYourMidriff short sleeveless vest]].

* Alice in the first ''Film/ResidentEvil'' film, though the shorts are partly concealed by the red dress she's wearing.
* [[Creator/ZooeyDeschanel Trillian]] the first time we see her in the main story, in ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''.
* Kristofferson in ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox'' wears short-shorts. Though it is most certainly not for sex appeal. [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom At least we assume.]]
* Worn by Candice during her fatal gymnastics practice session in ''Film/FinalDestination5''. Justified as most other gymnasts were wearing this as well during the same scene.
* The title character of ''Film/TamaraDrewe''. As a disapproving older woman notes, "She poured herself into those shorts. She'll give herself thrush." No one remembers the movie; everyone remembers the trailer that primarly featured this sequence.
* Felicity Shagwell in ''Film/AustinPowersTheSpyWhoShaggedMe''. They're skin-tight.
* Half of the scenes featuring Steve Christy in the original ''Film/FridayThe13th1980'' has him wearing shorts shorts, an ascot and [[WalkingShirtlessScene not much else]].
* In ''Film/TheMaster'', many of the navy men in the beginning of the movie. They were very much out of uniform.
* Pepper Potts in ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', as well as being barefoot. Since she usually wears business suits and high heels, this shows how relaxed she's become around Tony since their relationship started.
* ''Film/TheGreatOutdoors'' features a female character wearing these in a bar, where she gets goosed with a pool cue wielded by one of the main male characters and, of course, romance ensues. Making the scene more remarkable is the woman is played by Creator/LucyDeakins, best known for chase tween roles in films like ''Film/TheBoyWhoCouldFly'', leading to more than a few HelloNurse moments for fans.
* Part of [[Creator/EmmaWatson Nikki]]'s wardrobe in ''Film/TheBlingRing''. Most infamously worn during the pole dancing sequence.
* The Fabricants in ''Film/CloudAtlas'', specifically for fanservice since they're waitresses.
* When he's not on duty, [[PsychoForHire Agent Kruger]] does in ''Flim/{{Elysium}}''. According to some of the BTS material, the idea of him wearing these came from his actor Sharlto Copley.
* Creator/MelissaGeorge in ''Film/{{Triangle}}'' wears shorts.
* Subverted rather hilariously in ''Film/TheHeat'', when Mullins tries to cut Ashburn's clothes into something more [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV-Aw4L0B-M bar-appropriate.]]
* Several women in ''Film/TheBroadwayMelody'' are shown wearing this backstage, making this OlderThanTheyThink.
* Harley Quinn's shorts in ''Film/SuicideSquad'' seriously didn't leave much to the imagination. Margot Robbie claimed this was done to keep Harley's sense of "style" while keeping the outfit manageable. ("We tried the court jester costume," the actress said, "we tried the corset and skirt, we tried leather pants, we tried literally every type of costume possible for her," but it seems all those options just didn't work.)
* A male example is seen in ''Film/MiamiConnection'' with one guy in a jersey and a pair of tiny white shorts.
-->'''[[Podcast/RiffTrax Mike Nelson]]''': Welp, gotta return these shorts to John Stockton.\\
'''Kevin Murphy''': ''Wow!''
* In ''Film/JumanjiWelcomeToTheJungle'', Martha's character Ruby Roundhouse is an {{Expy}} of [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]] and wears the requisite short shorts. Martha even comments on what a stupid choice of outfit this is in the jungle.
* Ellie Sattler. Jurassic Park. She spends most of her time running for her life in them.
* Desiree in ''Film/GatorBait''.
* Diana spends almost the entity of ''Film/SistersOfDeath'' in short shorts. The only times she isn't, she either wearing a bikini or a negligee.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' has Daisy Duke, to the [[TropeCodifier point where "Daisy Dukes" is a well-known nickname]] for really short cut-off jean shorts. It's worth noting that due to TV censorship rules, she had to wear [[NudeColoredClothes flesh-color tights]] underneath. When TheMovie was released in 2005 (with Music/JessicaSimpson), the tights weren't necessary any more, and viewers got to see her actual legs.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' - Amy sports a pair in "The Hungry Earth", but the group ''was'' supposed to be in Rio (she wears them with tights because they actually filmed the episode in winter).
** Turlough also sports a nice pair in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire Planet of Fire]]".
** Zoe gets in on the act in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E6TheSpacePirates The Space Pirates]]".
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': Part of Billie's Amazon outfit.
* Each of the girls in ''Series/H2OJustAddWater''. Justified due to the setting being the Gold Coast which is in the tropical north of Australia's eastern seaboard.
* Creator/JonathanMShiff also used this in [[SpiritualSuccessor a later series]], ''Series/AlienSurfGirls''.
* ''Series/BlueWaterHigh'' is another Australian offender.
* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'': During German week the staff is decked out in Lederhosen. There are two pairs of extra-short shorts, worn by Miss Brahms and Mr Humphries.
* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' for pretty much all of the girls. Justified due to the setting being California.
* A number of Sentai heroines, including Yoko Usami (Yellow Buster) of ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'', Amy Yuzuki (Kyoryu Pink) of ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' and Moune (Gosei Yellow) of ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger''.
* Ally of ''Series/AustinAndAlly''. Justified due to the setting being Miami.
* Officer Jim Dangle, of ''Series/{{Reno 911}}''
* Graeme in ''Series/TheGoodies'' episode "Scoutrageous". So tight that he can't bend over in them. Almost certainly intended as FanDisservice.
* Zoe Hart of ''Series/HartOfDixie'', who is ''a town doctor''. Frequently [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].
* On an episode of ''Series/ThePartridgeFamily'', they got new outfits with the girls wearing short-shorts. Tracy later asks, "Why are these called hot pants? I'm freezing."
* Captain Picard of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' wore a very revealing outfit featuring these during his stay on Risa in the episode "Captain's Holiday".
* 19 year old Danger O'Riley in a first-season episode of ''Series/{{Bewitched}}''.
* [[https://2pantsreport.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/claudia_black_bounty0151_scddjaz-sized.jpg Vala]] rocks a pair along with a midriff top while off base in the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode ''Bounty''.

* Yeon from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''. Paired with bare shoulders. [[TightsUnderShorts She's wearing pantyhose underneath]].

* The TropeNamer would be the 1957 song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcvjXAtzaMU "Short Shorts"]] by the Royal Teens. You may know it via PopculturalOsmosis as "that song from the [[Memes.{{Advertising}} Nair commercials]]".
** Or an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
** The song had a ShoutOut in Sheb Wooley's "Purple People Eater".
* Music/JamesBrown's "Hot Pants".
* Rin Kagamine from Music/{{Vocaloid}}.
* Music/KatyPerry[='s=] song "California Gurls":
-->California girls, we're unforgettable
-->Daisy Dukes, bikinis on top
* 3OH!3 brings up the trope again in "Starstrukk":
-->Nice legs, Daisy Dukes
-->Makes a man go ''[whistle]''!
* Extremely prevalent among [[KoreanPopMusic K-pop]] girl groups, especially Music/GirlsGeneration.
* Japanese guitarist [[Music/{{Versailles}} Teru]] is a rare male example of this (usually combined with BareYourMidriff).
* 69 Boyz & Duice's "Dazzey Duks".
* Music/PixieLott. Every second outfit she wears involves a pair of these.
* Music/MileyCyrus, as evidenced in many candids.
* Music/KylieMinogue's famous gold hot pants from "Spinning Around".

* Most vanaras (monkey-like creatures) in Myth/HinduMythology wear this.

* In Bally's ''Pinball/EightBall'', "Pinky" wears a pair of scandalously (for the time) short white shorts.
* Melony and Ellen in [=WhizBang=] Pinball's ''[[Pinball/WhoaNellieBigJuicyMelons Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons]]'' are {{Farmers Daughter}}s who combine this with BareYourMidriff.
* Worn by all of the [[FanServiceWithASmile service staff]] in ''Pinball/TruckStop''.
* Felicity Shagwell in ''Pinball/AustinPowers'' proudly flaunts her leather short shorts.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/StacyKeibler. "[[Music/ZZTop She's got legs, and she knows how to use em]]"
* When they were in the original Wrestling/{{ECW}} as part of Wrestling/{{Raven}}'s Flock, Wrestling/StevieRichards and Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie regularly wore cut-off jean shorts.
* Wrestling/LayCool often, though they did have ring gear that consisted of pants or long tights too.
* The majority of the Wrestling/{{WWE}} Divas 2004 onward wear short-shorts and halter tops in the ring.

* Standard in women's volleyball and handball.
* Formerly ubiquitous in UsefulNotes/RollerDerby, still a fairly common sight at home team bouts but less common in traveling play, especially in the ultra-competitive WFTDA Division 1.
* These used to be standard issue in men's basketball, before they were slowly phased out in favor of the longer, baggier shorts currently worn. While they were being phased out players had the option to keep wearing the old short-shorts; legendary player John Stockton was [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-egW-Ktr1fMk/T85GFdcAe9I/AAAAAAAAAKg/oK-WtF5Sc4Q/s1600/5682ead4.jpg famous for these.]] Amusingly, apparently they were short because [[http://allball.blogs.nba.com/2013/10/31/talk-show-john-stockton/ Stockton was never asked to lengthen them until late in his career.]]
* Cutoff jorts are a common stereotype for students and fans of the University of Florida.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' has male examples in Youngsters, (a.k.a. the shorts-obsessed kids) who wear their shorts somewhere halfway down the thighs (other generation Youngsters have approximately knee-length shorts) and Bugsy, the Gym Leader of Azalea Town, whose short shorts only add to his already very [[ViewerGenderConfusion girly looks]]; for females, there's Whitney and Clair.
** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'': Hilda, the female protagonist, has quite short shorts, as does Flying-type gym leader Skyla.
** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite2''[='s=] version of Elesa.
** ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' gives us Diantha.
** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'': the female Team Skull Grunts, as befitting their urban gangster image; Sina (originally from ''X and Y'') switch to wearing short shorts in ''Sun and Moon''.
* The respective best endings in ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission Zero Mission]]'' feature Samus Aran in blue and orange short shorts and tanktop.
** Those designs were used again as [[PaletteSwap alternate costumes]] in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Wii U and 3DS''.
* Matsu from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' wears very short shorts (which are slitted up the sides to boot).
* Laharl from ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'', [[Really700YearsOld he is 1313 but looks like he is 13]].
** From ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'' comes Salvatore the Magnificent, who is also equipped with a pair of short shorts.
** In ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2'', Laharl trades his shorts for pants. However, his vassal Etna takes his place in this trope as she trades her skirt for ''really'' short shorts.
* Yuffie of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' and its expansions changes outfits most frequently out of the cast, but always includes short shorts and stockings.
* Yuna, everyone's favorite BadassAdorable summoner in ''Videogame/FinalFantasyX'', comes back to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' as an ActionGirl, leaving her classic white top and long blue skirt for a hotter {{Fanservice}} AbsoluteCleavage shirt and tiny jean shorts underneath her [[ShowgirlSkirt half-skirt]] [[BuffySpeak thing]].
** Rikku wears one of this in green color in both games.
* Lightning from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' counts, with tight biker shorts that double as ModestyShorts.
** Alyssa Zaidelle from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII-2''.
** The only free DLC costume for Serah (Style and Steel) featured a pair in favour of her usual mini-skirt.
* Other ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games with this trope are ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' (see those pages for details). The latter combines it with ZettaiRyouiki.
* Ken Amada from ''VideoGame/Persona3''. He even wears them in the winter!
* Scharlachrot from ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart 3''.
* Lara Croft of ''Franchise/TombRaider'' wears these in her most iconic outfit.
* Desdemona in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''.
* The Soviet commando, [[ColdSniper Natasha]], from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3''. [[ExposedToTheElements In the Russian winter]].
* Akari Ichijou of ''VideoGame/TheLastBlade'' wears a variation of a {{Miko}} outfit that includes these.
* SAXTON HALE of (the {{backstory}} comics of) ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' is [[TestosteronePoisoning so manly]] that he rarely wears much more clothing at all!
** In-game, the Heavy can wear short shorts. (And this was after the devteam specifically asked to not make short shorts for the Heavy.)
* Bullet from ''VideoGame/BlazBlueChronoPhantasma'' wears uncomfortably tight-looking [[MemeticMutation hottopantsu]] that resemble a belt more than anything else, which makes the actual belt look redundant. In addition to Ragna calling it "butt floss" due to how gratuitous it is, this is also what inspired Taokaka to call her "Butt Lady".
** In a ''Chronophantasma Extend'' gag reel, Bullet's pelvic region is covered by the game's logo after the aforementioned hotpants are confiscated. Even Luna gets the point how revealing Bullet's attire is.
--->'''Luna''': "Ragna doesn't call you 'butt floss' for nothin'."
** While she wears a DangerouslyShortSkirt under normal circumstances, Makoto has a pair of spandex shorts after Amane [[FinishingMove Astrals]] her.
* Minogame from ''VideoGame/{{Hellsinker}}'' wears a kind of very short brown jeans shorts. One interesting thing to note is that while Minogame is a {{Hermaphrodite}} he is always referred to as male.
* Sharla from ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' starts with the [[http://youtu.be/ZeDaBS28nRw?t=6m30s latest combat Daisy Dukes]] as her default equipment.
* ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man ZX}}'' has Aile and Grey(The latter being one of the few male examples of this trope.).
* For ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', all of the series' previous protagonists got redesigns for their DLC appearances. ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Gaiden]]'''s female protagonist, Celica, received an outfit with a pair of shorts so short that even with the in-game picture cutting off just ''barely'' past the waist, it still shows bare thighs. [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130506005540/fireemblem/images/4/4d/Celica_%28FE13_Artwork%29.png (full version here.)]] Not entirely surprising given that the artist commissioned for her redesign [[BleachedUnderpants normally does erotic doujinshi.]]
* Ms. Fortune of ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' when it comes to playable characters. Patty from The Last Hope when it comes to non-playable characters in ''Skullgirls''.
* ''[[VideoGame/FridayThe13thTheGame Friday the 13th: The Game]]'' has Tiffany Cox, who has short shorts so short ''half of her butt'' is exposed.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has a Raider outfit of this type added with ''The Pitt''.
* The Great Khan outfits in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' all feature this when worn by a female character.
** Both 3 and New Vegas feature the Raider Badlands Armor, which appear to also be homaging Tomb Raider's outfit.
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations'': In an early scene set in the mountains, Jessica Sherawat is wearing fur hat, fur jacket, fur boots and short shorts over purple tights. She complains about the cold, and her partner Chris tells her "You should have worn your [[BoringButPractical thermal underwear]]."
* Poison from ''Videogame/FinalFight'' (and later ''Videogame/StreetFighter'') wears an absolutely tiny pair of these. Notably she's a hermaphrodite/pre-op transexual [[FlipFlopOfGod (in most translations)]] which does raise the question of trouser space...
* ''Videogame/MightyNo9'': Beck appears to, given that he's technically entirely composed of Xels.
* ''Videogame/The3rdBirthday'' has Aya's Swimsuit outfit, consisting of little more than a bikini top and short shorts. The outfit's description even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the impracticality of the outfit, given that the entire game takes place during the winter.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'': Saria differs from the other female Kokiri natives in that she wears shorts in lieu of a skirt. That's just one way in which she differs from other Kokiri--[[spoiler:she just so happens to be one of the Seven Sages]].

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'': Aoi Asahina wears shorts as opposed to all the other girls in all the other installments who all wear skirts in various lengths. She still wears shorts in the anime sequel (see above).
* In ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', Lilly's pyjamas involve a relatively modest top and a pair of ''very'' short shorts. [[ShesGotLegs Hisao sure appreciates the view.]]

* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': In a rare male example, Jake seems to be associated with short shorts above and beyond any of the other characters - both of his alchemised outfits in Act 6 Act 4 feature them, and even earlier on when he was wearing much longer shorts he one point tried to wear [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]]-style gun holsters and thought to himself that he'd probably need to be wearing shorter shorts to pull them off. Not only ''that'', but Jake's class is the Page, whose god tier outfit features memetically speedo-length shorts. At any rate, [[FanService the fandom sure appreciates it all.]] [[FanDisservice Mostly.]]
** In the Ministrife update, we also get to see an alternate-timeline God-Tier Tavros, who shares the Page class and thus the boy booty shorts. Depending on whether you see him as {{Adorkable}} or just [[{{Pun}} a dorky bull]]...
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Grace wears these under her pants during her birthday party. The pants were sized to fit her [[GenderBender male form]] and when she [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=800 changed back to female]] the pants slipped off giving her the appearance of [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=809 wearing no pants at all]] given the length of her shirt.
* In ''Webcomic/HowToRaiseYourTeenageDragon'', [[http://teenagedragon.webcomic.ws/comics/91/ Acinonyx wears them]] as well as many other female characters.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'''s "creepy pants" are a pair of hot pink/purple shorts of the 'Daisy Duke' variety (an American form of shorts made by cutting the legs of snug jeans, sometimes so much so that the white pocket liners can be seen). It is later revealed that he was out of his mind on Strong Sad's anti-depressants at the time.
* Part of Taylor-Ruth of ''HangingRockComics'' fame's iconic outfit.
* In the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', one of the many problems with the new costume of [=THE CRIMSON COMET!!!=]. Granted, she just got the superpowers and the curves a couple weeks ago and she hasn't gotten over it yet.
* Drawn versions of Hiroyuki Nishimura, the founder of 2channel and the owner of [[Website/{{FourChan}} 4chan]], often wear pink short shorts.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Peter once went through a [[{{Squick}} Daisy Duke]] [[BrainBleach phase.]]
-->'''Brian''': It's like a walrus flossing!
** In TheMovie Joe's wife dies and he gets her legs. Leading him to proclaim "Who wears short shorts? ''[[NoIndoorVoice I WEAR SHORT SHORTS!"]]''
* On ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'', [[AlphaBitch Heather]], [[ThoseTwoGuys Katie]], [[HeterosexualLifePartners and]] [[FatGirl Sadie]] all wear very short shorts. Later, [[AwesomeAussie Jasmine]] and [[CompetitionFreak Stephanie]] was designed with shorts.
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Lalaloopsy}}'', Pickles B.L.T. has her very short shorts on the first time when she's athletic, but she also wears a belly shirt alot to reveal her belly button.
* ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'''s Ilana wears these on occasion as part of her UnlimitedWardrobe.
* Lola Bunny wears a pair of short gym shorts as part of her original IconicOutfit.
* On ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'', Jim returns from Japan with the latest thing there, brightly colored short shorts with HelloKitty style decorations. Andy thinks they're ridiculous, but is soon the [[IncrediblyLamePun butt]] of scorn from the hip crowd because he isn't wearing them. When he finally comes around, he finds they're no longer hip, as they've gone mainstream and worn by the middle-aged.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' did it. Someone wondered where the police were, and were informed by the Mayor they were investigating a boat crash carrying hotpants. Cut to the entire force, including Chief Wiggum asking 'Who wears short shorts?'
** And of course the finale to "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer" mentioned in the music section.
-->'''Chief Wiggum''': Look at all them hot pants.
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dolly_gnome_1383.png Dolly Gnome]] from ''WesternAnimation/GnomeoAndJuliet''.
* Raf from ''WesternAnimation/AngelsFriends''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' Stella's first fairy form has orange shorts.
** In a sense, Bloom and Flora wear shorts under their skirts, thereby avoiding [[PantyShot Panty Shots]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', use of Death Kwon Do requires cutoff jeans and a mullet. (In fact, anyone can use Death Kwon Do immediately just by wearing them.)
* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', Star's swimsuit is this in the episode Royal Pain.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Princess Ember's armor seems to include this ([[OffModel aside from when she's green]]), though it can be hard to notice due to the anatomy of dragons as well as the fact that that part of her armor extends several times longer to her tail. It is easiest to notice when she is sitting up after Spike saves her from drowning.