Playing With / Walking Shirtless Scene

Basic Trope: A guy is never seen with a shirt on and bares his chest everywhere.
  • Straight: Jacob never wears a shirt.
  • Exaggerated: The story does not feature any male shirt wearers.
  • Downplayed:
  • Justified:
    • Jacob lives in a hot climate, where not wearing shirts are normal.
    • Jacob is a Nature Hero and wears only enough clothes to keep from being arrested.
  • Inverted: Jacob never takes his shirt off, even in situations where it doesn't make sense to keep it on.
  • Subverted: The trailer shows Jacob constantly shirtless. The movie does not.
  • Double Subverted:
    • …but the sequel does.
    • Normally bare-chested Jacob has to wear a T-shirt… but nothing says that it couldn't be transparent from the front.
  • Parodied:
    • Jacob is allergic to fabric, and breaks into a rash if his chest is ever covered by a piece of clothing.
    • Jacob doesn't know how to put on a shirt.
    • Instead of Jacob, Alice is the one who doesn't ever bother covering her chest, for one reason or another.
    • Jacob never wears a shirt, because he wants to show off how ripped he is… except he's actually obese.
    • Jacob actually wants to wear a shirt, but every time he tries to buy one the cashier just stares at his abs and refuses to complete the checkout. One day, his local clothing store finally gets a self-checkout, but it turns out the machine is attracted to him as well.
  • Zig Zagged:
    • Jacob has multiple personality disorder. Therefore, he may be modest one day, and not wear a shirt the next. Sometimes an open shirt, and sometimes just a sash.
    • Jacob has a double life. During the day, he is shirted. At night, he is a shirtless crimefighting vigilante.
    • Jacob is normally bare-chested. But then comes a time when he has to walk around in cold enough weather that he's forced to wear a long-sleeved shirt and close it at all times, lest he suffer pneumonia. True to himself, he keeps grumbling about how he hates his situation. Eventually, he does return to his usual wardrobe of choice—only to later have to disguise himself as Bob, who never goes shirtless in public. And just when Jacob finally ditches the disguise, he gets invited to a close friend's wedding, and decides to not embarrass the friend by walking around with a naked torso. But just when things finally seem to return to normality, Jacob has to wear a hazmat suit because there's been a leakage of a bio-chemical warfare agent in the neighborhood, which is highly transmissible via skin contact… At this point, he gives the middle finger to the universe and wears a specially-designed hazmat suit whose torso is transparent!
  • Averted: Jacob always keeps his shirt on in public.
  • Enforced: "Hey, this guy has an awesome physique. Let's show it off more and attract some female fans!"
  • Lampshaded: "Doesn't he own a shirt?"
  • Invoked: Jacob decides to start going around without a shirt because he thinks it'll make him look more badass.
  • Exploited:
    • Jacob decides to put a shirt on (because it's cold) …but not before greeting a few girls.
    • A terrorist notices everyone has bulletproof armor on... but he knows at least one person is being a rebel. After all, this is a Stoner Flick!
  • Defied: To avoid attracting unwanted attention, Jacob attempts to wear a shirt at all times.
  • Discussed: "If Jacob went around without a shirt on, chicks would be all over him".
  • Conversed: "Couldn't Jacob wear a shirt at least once? He's making me sensitive about my appearance".
  • Deconstructed:
    • Jacob's shirtlessness causes a cultural clash in some towns and areas that have more modesty.
    • Jacob gets easily injured in a swordfight.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Jacob doesn't care because he likes going shirtless too much.
    • Jacob is a pacifist.
    • Armor Is Useless, and topless Jacob is in no more danger than anyone else.

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