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The preferred bathing method of Ms. Fanservice.

Lost in the middle of a forest? Need to take a shower? Cue the convenient nearby waterfall. Excellent source of Fanservice. Although often that character doesn't have to fully undress and can do Non-Nude Bathing, which may lead to a Sexy Soaked Shirt or Shirtless Scene.

Often this trope also leads to an Interrupted Bath, Shower of Awkward, Gone Swimming, Clothes Stolen and Outdoor Bath Peeping, which may cause the bather to have a Naked Freak-Out... or to threaten the intruder armed if they Can't Bathe Without a Weapon. Other times it can lead to an impromptu Shower of Love.

In Real Life it's somewhat less practical, particularly for large waterfalls, since in most cases the water would be stone cold and would have enough force to knock you flat if you were to step under it. Some martial arts works go with this, with a warrior standing beneath the falls as part of his Training from Hell.

Contrast Meditating Under a Waterfall, which has a different purpose. Compare Skinny Dipping.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Berserk combines this with Shower of Angst with the first time we see Casca following the Eclipse.
  • Kallen's true identity in Code Geass is exposed to Suzaku when he walks in on her doing this and she attempts to attack him.
  • Komaeda is introduced in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School taking one of these after his fateful plane crash.
  • Shirenu takes a shower under a melting glacier in the 2nd Devilman OVA.
  • Shizuka takes a shower under a little waterfall in an episode of Doraemon where Nobita and his friends go on a desert island.
  • In the uncensored original version of The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Misty washes her bare breasts beneath a waterfall in hopes of getting them to "evolve" before catching Ash and Brock spying on her and streaking off into the night.
  • The 22nd episode of Excel♡Saga has Pedro, Sandora and Nabeshin showering under a waterfall.
  • Haru from Free! met his first love this way. The waterfall, not the naked woman.
  • Miaka is shown in an artificial one near the middle of Fushigi Yuugi. Tamahome, of course, gets a peek.
  • Genesis Climber MOSPEADA has Yellow Belmont doing this twice.
  • In Ikkitousen episode 9, Hakufu Sonsaku strips off her dress but keeps her panties on to go Skinny Dipping and have a waterfall shower.
  • Love Hina hits this up at least twice.
    • During the trip Sara and Naru take one, but Keitaro suddenly falls in on them.
    • Later lost on a desert island finding an oasis, Naru takes one while making a Leaf Bikini.
  • In a Filler of the Naruto anime, Hinata combined this with a Nude Nature Dance, by dancing in a waterfall.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi:
    • While lost in the library. (Yes, the Library has a waterfall. Many, in fact.)
    • And much later, Asuna and Setsuna take one.
    • Chisame takes one and, much to her chagrin, Jack Rakan is also taking one on the other side of some rocks.
  • Raina takes a waterfall bath in the Nishikaze To Taiyou one-shot.
  • Outlanders: While Kahm is having a bath, she goes over to the portion of her bathing pond where the waterfall is and has a waterfall shower to rinse off the shampoo that she had in her hair.

    Comic Books 
  • For unexplained reasons, Julia is taking one in the Batcave just before Hush escapes in Batman Eternal.
  • Fauna the Jungle Girl takes one after she is stranded on an alien planet in Cavewoman Color Special. This turns into a Gone Swimming, Clothes Stolen situation when flying creatures steal her uniform. This is pure Fanservice and little more than an excuse to show Fauna cavorting around in the nude.
  • Abbey and Ash take one, to wash off zombie goo, in Danger Girl and the Army of Darkness #5.
  • In Extinctioners, Scarlett Ann Starfox takes a shower under a waterfall while wearing a swimsuit.
  • Green Lantern: Bleez of the GL - Red Lantern Corps was fond of taking these on her homeworld before she got abducted by the Sinestro Corps.
  • In Harley's Little Black Book #6, Harley and Lobo take a waterfall shower while stranded on an alien planet. It nearly turns into a Shower of Love, but they are interrupted.
  • Marvel Illustrated Swimsuit (which Marvel Comics published annually between 1991 and 1995) featured several illustrations of superheroines taking waterfall showers. Of course, if you're strong enough to toss tanks around, you can probably handle the force of the water.
  • Some publicity artwork for the French graphic novel Pyrénée shows the Wild Child heroine showering beneath waterfalls. Not intended as Fanservice, because she's too young...
  • Red Sonja takes one (surrounded by strategic Censor Steam) just before she is captured by an Evil Sorcerer at the start of Red Sonja Annual #4.
  • In Strangers in Paradise, Freddy and Casey get married while standing naked under a waterfall... but soon regret it when they realize how cold it is.

    Comic Strips 
  • Non-fanservice example (unless you're a furry): In one Krazy Kat strip, Officer Pupp is taking a Waterfall Shower.

    Fan Works 
  • Blizzard Storm: Both Sakido and Eric get this idea in Waterfall Romance, followed by an accidental Outdoor Bath Peeping, which ultimately leads to Their First Time.
  • Empath and Smurfette take separate showers in the waterfall during their honeymoon in the Empath: The Luckiest Smurf story "Empath's Honeymoon". It is during Smurfette's shower that Empath tests the limits of how much and when he can touch Smurfette with his touch-telepathy when she is in the shower.
  • In Chapter 43 of Kitsune no Ken: Fist of the Fox, Hinata accidentally comes across Yugito taking one of these in an artificial waterfall on the balcony of her high-rise penthouse suite. Hinata watches for a good few minutes, despite her moments of blushing at Yugito's daring, even unconsciously comparing her own chest size to Yugito's at one point. For her part, Yugito doesn't mind the audience but is still careful about not embarrassing Hinata (too much).
  • In Chapter 29 of Pokémon Reset Bloodlines, Ash finds a rather secluded waterfall and decides to wash himself under it. Things get a little awkward when Iris, an Innocent Fanservice Girl with no nudity taboo in story, shows up and joins him, even stripping naked in front of him before he can say anything to stop her and nonchalantly chatting with him about his training regime. A similar set up occurs in Chapter 36 with a larger variety of characters, though Iris interrupted a girl's shower that time.
  • In Voyeurs, the Jedi Temple has a natural waterfall in back of it, and some female trainees sneak to a hidden vantage point to watch Luke take a shower in it after his morning run. The first two get caught by Mara Jade and another, only for those two to start watching as well. Maybe not quite as big a deal for Mara, since she later married him, but it does mention her not wanting him to do it anymore after they marry.

    Films — Animation 
  • Surf's Up: Cody and Lani end up cleaning themselves up under a waterfall after getting covered in glowworm poo.

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    Tabletop Games 
  • Priest(esse)s of Eldath, Goddess of the Singing Waters in the Forgotten Realms setting, are stated to pray while under waterfalls and as unclad as possible when in the woodlands or far away in the wilderness.

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    Video Games 
  • A cutscene in Far Cry shows Valerie taking a shower under a waterfall as she tells Jack about the CIA's involvement on the Big Bad Krieger's work.
  • Hitman 2 has a hiker do this in "The Last Yardbird" sniper mission. He's blocked from reaching a waterfall with a "No Trespassing" sign, but if 47 destroys it, the Hiker will strip off his shirt and bathe in the waterfall.
  • Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny: The intro cutscene has Oyu bathing nude in a waterfall before putting on her armor.
  • Follow the singing in Shadow Warrior (1997) to find a woman doing this. But don't stand too close for too long, or your character's pickup lines will lead her to whip out an Uzi.

  • Evon takes one after running away from Hero in Evon.

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Oyu In The Waterfall

The intro cutscene shows Oyu bathing in a waterfall before putting on her armor.

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