Clothing Damage/Playing With

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Basic Trope: A character's clothes gets damaged, often played for Fan Service.

  • Straight: Bob gets into a fight and has his shirt ripped off.
  • Exaggerated: When Bob goes into the fight, he's fully clothed. By the end of it, he's completely naked.
  • Downplayed: Bob gets a small tear on his sleeve, but that's it.
  • Justified: Bob isn't wearing armour and he's up against an opponent with a bladed weapon.
  • Inverted: During the fight, Bob's opponent throws another shirt on him.
  • Subverted: Bob gets his shirt ripped off in the fight, only to reveal he's got another one underneath.
  • Double Subverted: Then he loses that one.
  • Parodied: Whenever Bob does so much as strike a pose, his shirt explodes. Whenever he walks by a branch, it tears his shirt off. He just looks that good shirtless.
  • Deconstructed:
  • Reconstructed:
    • Bob notices his armour is gone and adapts his tactics to accommodate for it.
    • Bob explicitly wears loose, fragile clothes which tear easily, so that his enemies believe he has taken more hits than he actually has.
    • Bob's opponent is female, and once he loses his shirt, he's able to defeat her easily because she's too busy ogling his abs.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob loses his shirt in the fight, but is wearing another one under it. Then later, it gets damaged, but magically fixes itself. Then he loses it anyway.
  • Averted: If Bob fights at all, his clothes are unscathed throughout.
  • Enforced: "Bob's our number-one Mr. Fanservice, and everyone wants to see him with his shirt off. Why don't we use this big fight as an excuse for him to lose it?"
  • Lampshaded:
    • "Great. Bob, did you lose your shirt again? The tailor's getting annoyed with you."
    • When Bob loses his shirt, he just so happens to look like he's posing, and his female teammates can be seen swooning in the background.
  • Invoked:
    • Bob rips up his own shirt, just because.
    • Bob is a Handsome Lech who's trying to lose his shirt so he can show off to his female teammates.
  • Defied: Bob specifically wears a shirt that's resistant to tearing.
  • Discussed: "That's Bob. He tends to lose his shirt a lot, so watch out, ladies."
  • Conversed: "Yeah, they're just blatantly having Bob's shirt get ripped so we can see his muscles."

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