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Basic Trope: A character has reservations about undressing in a place such as a locker room, where it would be normal to do so.

  • Straight: Bob feels uncomfortable showering in the nude after gym class, and showers in his swim trunks.
  • Exaggerated: Bob showers in his gym clothes, before changing into his regular school clothes.
  • Downplayed: Everyone else in the locker room openly changes clothes, but Bob prefers to use the changing area or a bathroom stall.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Bob is comfortable being naked in the locker room; it's everyone else that's embarrassed.
  • Subverted:
    • Bob has no qualms about showering in the locker room.
    • The reason Bob doesn't want to shower is not embarrassment, but the fact that the showers tend to be dirty.
  • Double Subverted:
    • But he wears a bathrobe until he gets into the shower, instead of a towel like everyone else, and he gets dressed in private.
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    • But he's embarrassed about his outie belly-button, so the gross shower stalls give him an excuse to keep it covered.
  • Parodied: Bob is fully-clothed, and puts on a Censor Box over his pants before getting into the shower.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Bob has no problems with showering or changing in the locker room.
    • Bob does not enter a locker room/sauna/hot spring/etc. in-story.
  • Enforced: The actor playing Bob IS Shower Shy. The director director couldn't convince him to the scene naked, so they decide to just roll with it.
  • Lampshaded: "Oh, crap! Everyone's gonna know I have an outie!"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: Alex, the resident Jerk Jock, takes the opportunity to humiliate Bob by pulling back the shower curtain in front of everyone.
  • Defied: Bob gets in the shower and does not worry about what others may or may not be thinking.
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  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Played For Drama: Bob is a Cutter, and doesn't want his friends to find out, because he doesn't want them to be worried.

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