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Basic Trope: An aquatic character brings water with him to travel on land.

  • Straight: Frank the Fishman wears a water-filled suit to travel on land.
  • Exaggerated: Frank brings the whole darn ocean with him when he travels on land.
  • Downplayed: Frank has to douse himself with water every so often.
  • Justified: Frank doesn't have lungs, just gills, so he can't breathe air.
  • Inverted: See Artificial Gill.
  • Subverted: The suit is purely decorative; he's fine dressing in street clothes.
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  • Double Subverted: ???
  • Parodied: Frank lives in a fishbowl and travels by grabbing the rim and hopping it around.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Despite being a fishman, Frank can handle being out of the water fine unassisted.
  • Enforced: The network wanted Tropes in Space! to get some weirder aliens than their usual rubber-foreheaded fare.
  • Lampshaded: "Hey, Frank, why are you wearing a fishbowl on your head?"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: An enemy incapacitates Frank by smashing his faceplate to let the water out.
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed:
    Bob: Hey, Alice, why does Frank always wear that water-filled-suit-thingy when he visits?
    Alice: (eye roll) He's a fishman, Bob. He can't breathe air.
  • Conversed: "How does the actor playing Frank breathe?"
  • Played for Laughs: Frank's water suit has small fish swimming around in it.

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