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One might also wonder about the lack of pockets, though this might also be an issue for [[WeWillNotHavePocketsInTheFuture normally dressed humans in some settings]]. Sometimes the aliens will point out that they have OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions, which might raise more questions about the aforementioned pockets.

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One might also wonder about the lack of pockets, though this might also be an issue for [[WeWillNotHavePocketsInTheFuture normally dressed humans in some settings]]. Sometimes the aliens will point out that they have OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions, which might raise more questions about the aforementioned pockets.
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* Centaurs in Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series take pride in being nude, they see it as having OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions and generally confirming their superiority to the rest of the world. One side character in one of the books has to take on this attitude after having gone through a transformation in order to be with her Centaur boyfriend, with limited success.

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* Centaurs in Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series take pride in being nude, they see it as having OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions and generally confirming their superiority to the rest of the world. One side character in one of the books has to take on this attitude after having gone through a transformation in order to be with her Centaur boyfriend, with limited success.


Functionally, this helps to emphasize the otherworldly nature of the characters, as it contrasts the [[PleasePutSomeClothesOn awkwardness of undressed humans]] against the [[NoNudityTaboo easy comfort of the naked aliens/fairies/demons/whatever]]. It's also an easy excuse to provide some {{Fanservice}} or [[NakedPeopleAreFunny comedy]], though (sadly) almost always averted with HumanAliens.

May be an InnocentFanserviceGirl if the character is a GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe.

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Functionally, this helps to emphasize the otherworldly nature of the characters, as it contrasts the [[PleasePutSomeClothesOn awkwardness of undressed humans]] against the [[NoNudityTaboo easy comfort of the naked aliens/fairies/demons/whatever]].aliens/fairies/demons/whatever. It's also an easy excuse to provide some {{Fanservice}} or [[NakedPeopleAreFunny comedy]], though (sadly) almost always averted with HumanAliens.

May be an InnocentFanserviceGirl or ShamelessFanserviceGirl if the character is a GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe.



** Martian Manhunter's true martian form has no clothes, and he merely shape shifts forms that have clothes..

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** Martian Manhunter's true martian form has [[TechnicallyNakedShapeshifter no clothes, clothes]], and he merely shape shifts shapeshifts forms that have clothes..clothes.



* Averted by most species in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', but notably played straight by the hanar. Of course, given that the hanar are a species of floating jellyfish, it's difficult to think of what clothing they could possibly wear in the first place. Especially since they communicate by bioluminecent flashes.

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* Averted by most species in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', but notably played straight by the hanar. Of course, given that the hanar are a species of floating jellyfish, it's difficult to think of what clothing they could possibly wear in the first place. Especially since they communicate by bioluminecent bioluminescent flashes.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The titular ponies only ever wear clothes for decorative purposes (other than guards wearing armor), and outside of special occasions tend to limit themselves to a hat, tie or other accessory. Despite this, Equestria has a thriving fashion industry, and one of the protagonists is (by season 6) running three separate boutiques across the country.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The titular ponies only ever wear clothes for decorative purposes (other than guards wearing armor), and outside of special occasions tend to limit themselves to a hat, tie or other accessory.accessories. Despite this, Equestria has a thriving fashion industry, and one of the protagonists is (by season 6) running three separate boutiques across the country.

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* ''Radio/JourneyIntoSpace'': In ''Journey to the Moon'' / ''Operation Luna'', the Time Travellers do not wear clothes due to their armoured shells.
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* When Crystal and Amber are [[spoiler:revealed to be aliens]] in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheAlienInvaders'', their true forms appear to lack clothing.
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* In Rick Griffin's ''Literature/HayvenCelestia'' universe most sapient species are covered in fur or scales and wear little more than jewelry and tool belts. Unless they're in hazardous environments like open space or the krakun's sulfur-saturated homeworld.

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* Zigzagged for Gwog and his species in ''Webcomic/ThePetriDish''. They don't have a nudity taboo but usually wear clothes anyway. Gwog's pet wears only a collar.


* ''Literature/LilithsBrood'': The {{Cthulhumanoid}} Oankali only wear clothes when they're deliberately trying to put humans at ease. {{Justified|Trope}} since they have [[BizarreAlienSenses sensory tentacles]] across their bodies, are tough enough not to need the protection, [[BarbieDollAnatomy don't have]] ([[BizarreAlienReproduction or need]]) genitalia, and come from a PlanetSpaceship that maintains a safe environment for them.

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* ''Literature/LilithsBrood'': The {{Cthulhumanoid}} Oankali only wear clothes when they're deliberately trying to put humans at ease. {{Justified|Trope}} since they have [[BizarreAlienSenses sensory tentacles]] across their bodies, are tough enough not to need the protection, [[BarbieDollAnatomy [[NonHumansLackAttributes don't have]] ([[BizarreAlienReproduction or need]]) genitalia, and come from a PlanetSpaceship that maintains a safe environment for them.

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* ''Literature/LilithsBrood'': The {{Cthulhumanoid}} Oankali only wear clothes when they're deliberately trying to put humans at ease. {{Justified|Trope}} since they have [[BizarreAlienSenses sensory tentacles]] across their bodies, are tough enough not to need the protection, [[BarbieDollAnatomy don't have]] ([[BizarreAlienReproduction or need]]) genitalia, and come from a PlanetSpaceship that maintains a safe environment for them.


Also see BarbieDollAnatomy, FurIsClothing, MonsterModesty, OurNudityIsDifferent, and NonHumansLackAttributes. Creatures with a ClothingAppendage may ''look'' clothed but actually be this. Compare NationalGeographicNudity for a concept a little closer to home. Contrast with LittleGreenManInACan. The opposite trope of EnclosedExtraterrestrials. Not to be confused with a BrokenMasquerade, which involves extraterrestrials (or otherworldly beings in general) being "exposed" in a different sense.

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Also see BarbieDollAnatomy, FurIsClothing, MonsterModesty, OurNudityIsDifferent, and NonHumansLackAttributes. Creatures with a ClothingAppendage may ''look'' clothed but actually be this. Compare NationalGeographicNudity for a concept a little closer to home. Contrast with LittleGreenManInACan. The opposite trope of EnclosedExtraterrestrials. Not to be confused with a BrokenMasquerade, which involves extraterrestrials (or otherworldly beings in general) being "exposed" in a different sense.to the skeptical masses.


Also see BarbieDollAnatomy, FurIsClothing, MonsterModesty, OurNudityIsDifferent, and NonHumansLackAttributes. Creatures with a ClothingAppendage may ''look'' clothed but actually be this. Compare NationalGeographicNudity for a concept a little closer to home. Contrast with LittleGreenManInACan. The opposite trope of EnclosedExtraterrestrials.

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Also see BarbieDollAnatomy, FurIsClothing, MonsterModesty, OurNudityIsDifferent, and NonHumansLackAttributes. Creatures with a ClothingAppendage may ''look'' clothed but actually be this. Compare NationalGeographicNudity for a concept a little closer to home. Contrast with LittleGreenManInACan. The opposite trope of EnclosedExtraterrestrials. Not to be confused with a BrokenMasquerade, which involves extraterrestrials (or otherworldly beings in general) being "exposed" in a different sense.

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* Averted by most species in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', but notably played straight by the hanar. Of course, given that the hanar are a species of floating jellyfish, it's difficult to think of what clothing they could possibly wear in the first place. Especially since they communicate by bioluminecent flashes.


Also see BarbieDollAnatomy, FurIsClothing, MonsterModesty, OurNudityIsDifferent, and NonHumansLackAttributes. Creatures with a ClothingAppendage may ''look'' clothed but actually be this. Compare NationalGeographicNudity for a concept a little closer to home. Contrast with LittleGreenManInACan.

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Also see BarbieDollAnatomy, FurIsClothing, MonsterModesty, OurNudityIsDifferent, and NonHumansLackAttributes. Creatures with a ClothingAppendage may ''look'' clothed but actually be this. Compare NationalGeographicNudity for a concept a little closer to home. Contrast with LittleGreenManInACan. The opposite trope of EnclosedExtraterrestrials.


** Zig-zigzagged in ''VideoGame/XCOM2:'' The berserker in 2 seem to be naked in comparison to the berserkers in 1, and the Andromedon is nude under it's pressure suit.

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** Zig-zigzagged in ''VideoGame/XCOM2:'' The berserker in 2 seem to be naked in comparison to the berserkers in 1, and the Andromedon is nude under it's its pressure suit.


* The [[StarfishAliens nonhumanoid aliens]] in Literaure/AlienInASmallTown have no nudity taboo, but do wear functional clothing. The title alien wears a "life support belt" attached to surgical implants which helps him breathe Earth's atmosphere, and a [[TranslatorMicrobes translator device]] on a strap around his eyestalk.

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* The [[StarfishAliens nonhumanoid aliens]] in Literaure/AlienInASmallTown ''Literaure/AlienInASmallTown'' have no nudity taboo, but do wear functional clothing. The title alien wears a "life support belt" attached to surgical implants which helps him breathe Earth's atmosphere, and a [[TranslatorMicrobes translator device]] on a strap around his eyestalk.

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* The [[StarfishAliens nonhumanoid aliens]] in Literaure/AlienInASmallTown have no nudity taboo, but do wear functional clothing. The title alien wears a "life support belt" attached to surgical implants which helps him breathe Earth's atmosphere, and a [[TranslatorMicrobes translator device]] on a strap around his eyestalk.

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