Playing With / Bullet-Proof Fashion Plate

Basic Trope: A male character looks clean and tidy, even after fights or harrowing adventures.
  • Straight: Bob participates in a brawl or firefight and looks clean afterwards.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Bob is caught in an explosion while wearing a white suit, with nary a mark or tear on his outfit, and his hair is still perfectly combed.
    • Bob is caught by a beyond universal explosion, yet he's still remains the same.
  • Downplayed: Bob is able to look neat and tidy after his adventures, but this is an expected trait of heroes (super or otherwise) in the story.
  • Justified:
    • Bob and his clothing are both invulnerable.
    • Bob is a shapeshifter who can instantly heal and repair damage; his clothing is actually a part of him.
  • Inverted: Bob's clothing seems to attract dirt and damage, and he is constantly spot-treating and repairing it.
  • Gender Inverted: Beauty Is Never Tarnished
  • Subverted: Bob and his clothing are shot to bloody chunks.
  • Double Subverted: ...only to regenerate with him as his Healing Factor kicks in.
  • Parodied: Bob gets completely covered in dirt and muck; the camera cuts away for a few seconds, and when it cuts back, he is perfectly clean.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob's vulnerability to stains is in direct proportion to his current levels of power.
  • Averted: Bob takes the expected amount of Clothing Damage in his adventures.
  • Enforced: Bob plays a character who is a ghost, hologram, or otherwise not physically in the scene.
  • Lampshaded: "Hey, Bob, you do know that dirt sticks to some people, right?"
  • Invoked: Bob's costume is specifically designed to resist damage and stains.
  • Exploited: Bob uses his invulnerability to dirt and damage to shield others in disasters.
  • Defied: Bob scuffs up his costume in order to look tough.
  • Discussed: "On the bright side, I save a ton of money in dry-cleaning costs."
  • Conversed: "Ever notice that in those old Western movies the good guy can wear all white and never get dirty?"
  • Deconstructed: Nobody Believes Bob's harrowing stories because he doesn't look like he was there.
  • Reconstructed: ...which means that he can do vigilante work without discreet piles of laundry.
  • Played for Laughs: Bob must use industrial lasers to make his costume because it's invulnerable to standard scissors.
  • Played for Drama: Bob is the sole survivor if a disaster, angsting that so many people have died or gotten mutilated, while he still looks flawless.

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