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Basic Trope: A nude character lacks nipples, genitalia or both.

  • Straight: When a character is naked, there are no private parts or nipples to be seen.
  • Exaggerated: A female character lacks breasts and gynoid hips, even when clothed.
  • Downplayed:
    • A nude character is drawn with genitals, but they're much less detailed than the rest of their body.
    • Girls have nipples and genitals. Guys have the latter but not the former.
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    • Or... Guys do have nipples, just not genitals.
    • Ladies have nipples but no genitals.
    • The woman have genitals and breasts but no nipples.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
    • A Gross-Up Close-Up of private parts is shown when the character is nude.
    • A nude character is featureless except for their naughty bits.
    • A mascot based on a species with no external genitals is drawn with them.
    • Inanimate objects have genitals in the setting.
  • Subverted:
    • A character seems to lack detail in the private areas, but it's just skin-colored patches.
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    • Alternatively, as more commonly used in the Furry Fandom, the private parts are obscured by fur.
    • The character is in "cyberspace" or some other form of out of body experience, the lack of details could even be a subconscious desire for modesty or enforced to avoid problems.
    • The character is in the middle of the fog.
    • The character is an android and doesn't need genitals, so they don't have them.
    • Or, as in some hentai, the parts in question aren't visible, but are very clearly demonstrated to be present and in working condition.
    • The character seems to lack detail but it is actually a Mobile-Suit Human and the pilots have said parts.
  • Double Subverted:
    • ...but when the patches are removed, nothing's underneath.'
    • When shaved, the Funny Animal still has nothing.
    • The character really does lack genitals.
    • The character steps out of the fog, and is revealed to have no genitals.
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    • Real humans in the setting also lack genitals.
    • The other people are just pretending the character has genitals.
  • Parodied:
    Alice: "Why so embarrassed? It's not like you have anything there."
    Bob: "I am very embarrassed about my lack of anything there!"
  • Zig-Zagged: In one scene, the character is drawn with no detail, while in the following scene Fan Disservice-y levels of detail are shown, then the character is drawn with no detail again, and then a normal level of detail in the fourth scene.
  • Averted:
    • Characters are never shown nude.
    • They have ordinary genitalia.
    • The issue is dodged via methods such as Scenery Censor.
  • Enforced: "We want to have some nudity for laughs, but our target audience is comprised of children who aren't allowed to see detailed human nudity."
  • Lampshaded:
    • "Why don't we have nipples or genitalia? What are we?"
    • "Oh no. Bob's naked and Carol's too young to see that! Please let this be a Shonen."
    • "Umm... Alice? How did you and Bob...have Carol if you both don' know...?"
  • Invoked: Alice has her genitalia surgically removed.
  • Exploited: Linda becomes a naturist, rationalising that she needs no pants if there is nothing there to cover.
  • Defied:
    • The character with no detail hides it, usually with a mask of sorts.
    • The character undergoes a surgery to have genitalia grafted onto his or her body.
  • Discussed:
    • "I hate how Barbie dolls don't have anything down there; it's so unnatural."
    • "Ridiculously human? Maybe. Fully functional? Definitely not!"
  • Conversed: "This show is for adults only, right? Why doesn't anyone have genitals?"
  • Implied:: There's not a single mention of andrology or gyneocology even when logically expected.
  • Deconstructed:
  • Reconstructed:
    • ...but eventually stops worrying about what others think, gains a positive body image and decides to accept life as an intersexed or genderless person.
  • Played For Laughs: Everyone reacts as if there actually is genitalia down there, be they reactions of sexual attraction to the nude person or reactions of horror at the trauma of seeing their naughty bits.
  • Played for Drama: Alice and Bob want to have intimacy with each other, but they find themselves in a serious predicament when they discover the both lack any kind of genitalia. They realize that they won't be able to have intercourse... Ever.

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