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* In ''Literature/{{Touch}},'' [[IJustWantToBeFree Caleb]] takes off his shirt a few times to show people the RestrainingBolt tattooed on his back. He's amused to notice that [[TheBigGuy Tasha]], who hates him, stares when he does it in front of her. [[BlowYouAway James]] always looks away, possibly because he seems uncomfortable at any hint of nudity and possibly because [[spoiler:he's starting to think that he's gay]].

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* In ''Literature/{{Touch}},'' ''[[Literature/Touch2017 Touch]],'' [[IJustWantToBeFree Caleb]] takes off his shirt a few times to show people the RestrainingBolt tattooed on his back. He's amused to notice that [[TheBigGuy Tasha]], who hates him, stares when he does it in front of her. [[BlowYouAway James]] always looks away, possibly because he seems uncomfortable at any hint of nudity and possibly because [[spoiler:he's starting to think that he's gay]].


* It's common for at least some soccer players to remove their shirts before leaving the field at the end of a match. Originally, this was done to honour the long-standing tradition of swapping shirts, particular after international or high-profile games. Although there's still an element of this, nowadays it's more of an excuse for physically fit, tired and overheated young men to [[MrFanservice show off]] their bodies from time to time. A few players (Cristiano Ronaldo and Lewis Holtby, for example) strip off after every match as a matter of course, for no reason other than habit or [[{{Stripperiffic}} a bit of mild exhibitionism]].

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* It's common for at least some soccer football (soccer) players to remove their shirts after scoring and before leaving the field at the end of a match. Originally, In the former case, this is mostly just a demonstration of excitement, though it's sometimes a method of conveying a message through a slogan tee underneath of varying solemnity (Andres Iniesta, for instance, used it to pay tribute to a friend of his, who had tragically died of a sudden heart attack during a match), and it invariably attracts a yellow card (caution) from the referee. In the latter case, originally, this was done to honour the long-standing tradition of swapping shirts, particular after international or high-profile games. Although there's still an element of this, nowadays it's more of an excuse for physically fit, tired and overheated young men to [[MrFanservice show off]] their bodies from time to time. A few players (Cristiano Ronaldo and Lewis Holtby, for example) strip off after every match as a matter of course, for no reason other than habit or [[{{Stripperiffic}} a bit of mild exhibitionism]].exhibitionism]].
* Brandi Chastain famously stripped off her shirt after winning the 1999 Women's Football World Cup. It wasn't overly revealing, since like many female players, she was wearing a fairly heavy duty sports bra, but it was an iconic shot.



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* In ''{{ComicBook/Circles}}'', men take their shirts off quite often.

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* In ''{{ComicBook/Circles}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Circles}}'', men take their shirts off quite often.



* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', Violine, oddly enough. It is played as innocent, though, but it might still be ValuesDissonance for some cultures. She spends one comic book in nothing but panties and an open shirt.

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* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', Violine, oddly enough. It is played as innocent, though, but it might still be ValuesDissonance for some cultures. She ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'': Oddly enough, the titular character. Violine spends one comic book in nothing but panties and an open shirt.


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* ''ComicBook/TheJungleLine'': When Franchise/{{Superman}} jolts up in his bed after having a nightmare, his bedsheet slides downwards, lying bare his muscular torso.


* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' has one issue where Spidey uses the shirt from his outfit on a decoy to trick the Kingpin's men, which gives him a lengthy fight scene where he takes on Kingpin and his goons shirtless.

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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' has one issue (#''69'', appropriately enough) where Spidey uses the shirt from his outfit on a decoy to trick the Kingpin's men, which gives him a lengthy fight scene where he takes on Kingpin and his goons shirtless.

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* ''Literature/TheWitchlands:''
** Merik's first meeting with Safi and Iseult has him shirtless. Safi snarks about his inability to work a button even as she's [[EatingTheEyeCandy checking out his bare chest]].
** In ''Windwitch'', Iseult startles Aeduan while he's trying to wash his bloodied shirt. He's mortified to be caught in such a state of undress and dives into the stream in search of his shirt the moment Iseult turns around and walks away.


-->-- '''Right Said Fred''', ''"I'm Too Sexy"''

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-->-- '''Right Said Fred''', '''Music/RightSaidFred''', ''"I'm Too Sexy"''


So, you thought {{fanservice}} [[MostWritersAreMale was only targeted towards men]]?

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So, you thought {{fanservice}} was [[MostWritersAreMale was only targeted towards men]]?


This trope is among the AlwaysMale tropes because... [[NippleAndDimed well, you know.]] The closest female equivalent would usually be a LingerieScene, BareYourMidriff, a SportsBraScene, or a SwimsuitScene. Or, if it's more important to have a female character shirtless InUniverse but not necessarily to show everything to the viewers, then of course the answer is ToplessnessFromTheBack and/or ShouldersUpNudity.

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This trope is among the AlwaysMale tropes because... [[NippleAndDimed well, you know.]] The closest female equivalent would usually be a LingerieScene, BareYourMidriff, a SportsBraScene, or a SwimsuitScene. Or, if it's more important to have a female character shirtless InUniverse but not necessarily to show everything to the viewers, then of course the answer is ToplessnessFromTheBack and/or ShouldersUpNudity.


This trope is among the AlwaysMale tropes because... [[NippleAndDimed well, you know.]] The closest female equivalent would usually be a LingerieScene, BareYourMidriff, or a SwimsuitScene. Or, if it's more important to have a female character shirtless InUniverse but not necessarily to show everything to the viewers, then of course the answer is ToplessnessFromTheBack and/or ShouldersUpNudity.

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This trope is among the AlwaysMale tropes because... [[NippleAndDimed well, you know.]] The closest female equivalent would usually be a LingerieScene, BareYourMidriff, a SportsBraScene, or a SwimsuitScene. Or, if it's more important to have a female character shirtless InUniverse but not necessarily to show everything to the viewers, then of course the answer is ToplessnessFromTheBack and/or ShouldersUpNudity.
ShouldersUpNudity.


* In ''Literature/{{Everworld}},'' April goes to see David, and he opens the door without a shirt. April's narration [[ThinkUnsexyThoughts repeatedly reminds her to not stare at his chest]]. Incidentally [[TokenEvilTeammate Senna]], his evil girlfriend and a master of MoreThanMindControl, was in the room with him; when she lessens the degree of control it mentions that David suddenly looks like he's wondering where his shirt is. In book #8 he gets another one in a ForgingScene.

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* In ''Literature/{{Everworld}},'' April goes to see David, and he opens the door without a shirt. April's narration [[ThinkUnsexyThoughts repeatedly reminds her to not stare at his chest]]. Incidentally [[TokenEvilTeammate Senna]], his evil girlfriend and a master of MoreThanMindControl, was in the room with him; when she lessens the degree of control it mentions that David suddenly looks like he's wondering where his shirt is. In book #8 he gets another one in There are a ForgingScene.few more scattered throughout the series, such as David during a ForgingScene and Christopher while playing basketball.


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* In ''Literature/{{Touch}},'' [[IJustWantToBeFree Caleb]] takes off his shirt a few times to show people the RestrainingBolt tattooed on his back. He's amused to notice that [[TheBigGuy Tasha]], who hates him, stares when he does it in front of her. [[BlowYouAway James]] always looks away, possibly because he seems uncomfortable at any hint of nudity and possibly because [[spoiler:he's starting to think that he's gay]].


[[caption-width-right:350:[[{{Squee}} AAAHH! MY ESTROGENS!]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[{{Squee}} AAAHH! MY ESTROGENS!]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:No shirt, no service. [[{{Fanservice}} Except for one kind.]]]]


* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}:'' in one book, they cut up Marco's shirt to make armbands so that they can blend in among the EliteMooks.
-->"No looking," he warned. "[[CasanovaWannabe There's no telling what the sight of my naked torso might make you do]]." Marco turned to me. "I'm lethal at the beach."

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}:'' in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}:''
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one book, they cut up Marco's shirt to make armbands so that they can blend in among the EliteMooks.
-->"No --->"No looking," he warned. "[[CasanovaWannabe There's no telling what the sight of my naked torso might make you do]]." Marco turned to me. "I'm lethal at the beach."



-->'''Ax:''' I am ready. [[VerbalTic R-r-r-ready. Red. E. Red. E.]]\\

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-->'''Ax:''' --->'''Ax:''' I am ready. [[VerbalTic R-r-r-ready. Red. E. Red. E.]]\\


* The actual number of times this has happened to various superheroes is too many to list, especially including characters with nothing but shirtless scenes (Namor, Hulk, etc.). It's safe to say that every male hero and villain has had one of these. Except the Blob, of course.

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* The actual number of times this has happened to various superheroes is too many to list, especially including characters [[WalkingShirtlessScene with nothing but shirtless scenes scenes]] (Namor, Hulk, etc.). It's safe to say that every male hero and villain has had one of these. Except the Blob, of course.


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* In issue 115 of ComicBook/GreenLantern, Kyle Rayner wakes up from bed in nothing but his undershorts to find a mystery box.


* In ''Literature/{{Everworld}},'' April goes to see David, and he opens the door without a shirt. April's narration [[ThinkUnsexyThoughts repeatedly reminds her to not stare at his chest]]. Incidentally [[TokenEvilTeammate Senna]], his evil girlfriend and a master of MoreThanMindControl, was in the room with him; when she lessens the degree of control it mentions that David suddenly looks like he's wondering where his shirt is.

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* In ''Literature/{{Everworld}},'' April goes to see David, and he opens the door without a shirt. April's narration [[ThinkUnsexyThoughts repeatedly reminds her to not stare at his chest]]. Incidentally [[TokenEvilTeammate Senna]], his evil girlfriend and a master of MoreThanMindControl, was in the room with him; when she lessens the degree of control it mentions that David suddenly looks like he's wondering where his shirt is. In book #8 he gets another one in a ForgingScene.

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