Playing With: Shirtless Scene

Basic Trope: A scene where the male character is temporarily topless.
  • Straight: Bill takes his shirt off for one scene.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: Bill unbuttons his shirt for one scene.
  • Justified:
    • He removed his shirt because it was literally too hot for him to keep it on.
    • He removed his shirt because he was about to cannonball into the swimming pool.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: Bill removes his shirt, only to reveal another shirt underneath of it...
  • Double Subverted: ...and then he takes that shirt off, too.
  • Parodied: Bill took his shirt on because it was on fire.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: All male characters keep their shirts on.
  • Enforced: Avoid the Dreaded G Rating.
  • Lampshaded: "Nice pecs," "Nice six-pack," "AAAAAAAHHHH! *faints*" and so on.
  • Invoked: Alice tears Bill's shirt off to reveal that he's actually an alien from a far-away galaxy.
  • Exploited: Bob is fighting an Action Girl and takes off hs shirt to distract her.
  • Defied: Bill refuses to take his shirt off for anything.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

Back to Shirtless Scene