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Basic Trope: A character has childish or just plain stupid-looking underwear.

  • Straight: Emperor Evulz wears boxer shorts with red polka dots.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Emperor Evulz's boxer shorts are full of flowers, rainbows and unicorns.
    • Everyone wears boxer shorts with red polka dots on them, even the female characters.
    • Emperor Evulz's boxer shorts have the text "🌈I AM IN L💗VE WITH HIRO🌈" on them.
  • Downplayed: Emperor Evulz's boxer shorts are plain white. Their color clashes with the overall dark aesthetic he's going for, but it's not too bad.
  • Justified:
    • Emperor Evulz is The Scrooge. The goofy boxers were cheap, and they do their job, so why waste money on new ones? It's not like anyone will see them anyway.
    • A child wears silly underwear because they're a child.
    • Emperor Evulz is a Bunny-Ears Lawyer.
  • Inverted:
    • Emperor Evulz's boxer shorts look really cool.
    • Alice wears a polka dot bra.
    • Emperor Evulz wears silly-looking socks.
    • Someone wears a completely silly-looking outfit with completely plain-looking underwear.
  • Subverted: Someone gives Evulz polka dot boxers. He immediately throws them out...
  • Double Subverted: ...because they weren't silly enough for him. He prefers boxers with pink unicorns riding rockets.
  • Parodied:
  • Zig Zagged:
  • Averted:
    • Emperor Evulz wears plain blue boxer shorts.
    • Emperor Evulz is Going Commando.
    • There is no Comedic Underwear Exposure.
  • Enforced: Product Placement for some company that manufactures boxer shorts with red polka dots.
  • Lampshaded: "That evil emperor wears... boxer shorts with polka dots?!"
  • Invoked: Someone sells Evulz boxer shorts with red polka dots.
  • Exploited: The Starscream threatens to expose Evulz's Unmanly Secret underwear unless Evulz does as he says.
  • Defied: Evulz throws away the polka dot boxers.
  • Discussed: Hiro tries to make Lance less afraid of Evulz by mocking him, which includes saying that he probably has polka dot underwear.
  • Conversed: "How come everyone on TV wears polka dot boxers? Is there no store selling anything else?"
  • Implied: While nobody's underwear gets exposed, a store advertises their polka dot boxers as best-sellers.
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  • Played For Laughs: Evulz suffers a Comedic Underwear Exposure, which reveals that his boxer shorts are full of flowers, rainbows and unicorns. All of his Mooks start laughing... and then Hiro in full sincerity compliments him for his cute boxers and asks where he can buy a pair.
  • Played for Fanservice: Ms. Fanservice is caught wearing nothing but flower undies.

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