But from time to time, your favorite superheroes have been known to don far less than even that leotard. While many designs as of late have opted for more realistic designs and proportions, including armored uniforms and more functional costumes.
Obviously, not all of these are by choice, and some are the result of circumstances beyond control such as battle damage or imprisonment. Regardless, these characters let it all hang out, for better or for worse. We only had one rule for this, and that was no comics of an adult nature; that would be cheating, after all.
So with that in mind, here are 16 comic book characters who bared it all in the name of truth and justice. Introduced in the pages of New Avengers , the Illuminati proved themselves to be behind quite a few Marvel Comics incidents. Fantastic and Doctor Strange worked to keep global threats at bay, but their first encounter was nearly their last.
Captured by a Skrull force after unsuccessfully threatening their king, the Illuminati are captured, alone, and not expecting a rescue. Presumed weakest among them is Iron Man, stripped of his armor which at the time also powered his heart and left nude in a cell.
Tony more than proves his worth, though, handily defeating his captors completely nude thanks to combat training he received from Captain America. A giant Dawn, Xander leading a S. And when the scheming villain Twilight was revealed to actually be Angel, fans knew a reunion between the two was in the cards.
And boy, what a reunion it was. Buffy Season 8 34 includes Buffy and Angel using superpowers to fly across the globe as they hook up for the first time in ages, destroying mountains and even taking off into space for a bit while the rest of the Scooby Gang exposits some backstory back at base. Tony Stark became a raging alcoholic, Thor a boastful God, and The Hulk became a cannibal on his best day. While Hank Pym has always been bastardized for his hitting Jan, Ultimate Hank was truly sadistic, attacking Jan with ants while she was shrunk.
Originally intended to just be pin-up art to put on covers, Dawn was fleshed out to eventually be the Goddess of Death and Rebirth, serving as a pseudo-narrator of several titles and appearing in a few of her own. She also tends to appear very scantily clad, and often times nude.
As part of her gimmick as a Goddess, Dawn takes on the appearance of whomever is viewing her, so she appears however a person wants her to appear Wolverine could probably make up this entire list. Fortunately for him and less fortunately for those who encounter him , Wolverine has evolved beyond things like humility.
Having been captured by Department H and experimented on, the Wolverine we know and love today was created through experimentation and a painful process to graft adamantium to his bones. This also included Logan being nude except for sensors and recording devices, and running around in the woods in such attire or lack thereof.
The Princess of Power hailing from Earth, the bloodthirsty Zarda is an interesting character. For years, Zarda lay dormant in a tomb.
And when the time came, the decrepit Zarda slew her remaining follower to regain her youthful vigor. Zarda would later remain in the Ultimate Universe and died during the Incursion leading to Secret Wars. What follows is an unforgettable encounter with God and Satan, who get into a fist fight. The following panels, including a stern warning from God to Dragon before sending him back to Earth, are the stuff of legends. Supreme Power is full of wild superpowered types, but perhaps none more exotic than Amphibian.
Instead Amphibian grew up the superpowered equivalent of a feral child. Amphibian never wore clothes, aside from rare public appearances with the Squadron.
Spectrum shortly after a chance meeting that resulted in the death of two divers and served as a hero for some time before dying in the Incursion event leading up to Secret Wars.
Ultimate Bruce Banner was wildly different from his traditional counterpart. Insecure to a fault and recklessly seeking approval, Banner injected himself with a concoction of his Hulk formula and the Super Soldier formula with the intent of giving The Ultimates something to publicly fight. Hulk turns up in a diner in Kansas completely nude, and all he wants is pancakes. He winds up duking it out with Zarda in a multi-page brawl.
Outright nudity, however, has never been something you see from her very often. Agent Stanley Dreyfuss completely nude and obscured by thick shadows. This scene is actually notable for how it played out behind the scenes. A reprinted copy was issued shortly after, with lingerie drawn on Elektra in the offending scene.
Likely tied to his humanity, his costume has typically been a cloak and a pair of tiny green underwear, though admittedly he wore a Green Lantern uniform when he was bonded with Hal Jordan.
Still, why? As the incarnate vengeance of God on Earth, what need does The Spectre have for clothes? In a bit of a Doctor Manhattan-esque twist, The Spectre would agree at some point in the future. As depicted in Kingdom Come , The Spectre has long since dropped the green underwear, covering himself with only a green, hooded cloak.
Where the story takes a suddenly weird turn is when Catwoman tries to elude Babs at the end of the first story by dashing into, naturally, the Gotham City Hedonistic Club. Much like her cousin Bruce, She-Hulk finds destroying clothing to be a fairly constant problem.
Unlike her cousin Bruce, this is less of a problem as she had control over her transformation until the recent Hulk series. Still, the bombastic She-Hulk found herself in many a compromising position over the years. He gets his in the end of the story, but She-Hulk spends a good portion of the story just trying to manage her clothing, and eventually winding up in a suit with an incredibly low neckline. Not She-Hulk's best showing, but in typical Shulkie fashion she doesn't let the hassle get her down.
Hercules losing his clothes is something of a running joke. Marv Wolfman and George Perez made a number of classic characters in their New Teen Titans run, and Starfire might be one of the most popular. There was a huge misstep with her characterization in The New 52, as a somewhat brainwashed Starfire was reduced to essentially a brainless sex kitten, but the traditional Starfire depiction is much more notable for how her sexuality is handled.
Starfire is traditionally a strong, independent woman who oozes body positivity. Of course, Doctor Manhattan is on the list. As part of his gimmick as a God who had grown weary, Manhattan is notably nude for the bulk of the story. The uniform is symbolic of his connection to humanity, and as he grows to embrace Godhood and loses touch with those around him, one of the first things to change is he no longer sees a need for clothing. Help us fill in the holes with your naked picks in the comments section! Tags: watchmen , batgirl , avengers. Share Tweet Comment.
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