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17th Jun '16 2:52:21 AM Doug86
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* Arya from ''ASongOfIceAndFire''. When her dominant hand is revealed to her fencing master, he reacts favorably because fighting left-handed will reverse her stance and movements, which will help confuse her opponents. However, her left-handedness might also be ASinisterClue about her future, [[spoiler: training in a cult of assassins.]]

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* Arya from ''ASongOfIceAndFire''.''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. When her dominant hand is revealed to her fencing master, he reacts favorably because fighting left-handed will reverse her stance and movements, which will help confuse her opponents. However, her left-handedness might also be ASinisterClue about her future, [[spoiler: training in a cult of assassins.]]
11th Jun '16 8:44:52 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Series/{{V}}'', whenever a human is [[MoreThanMindControl converted to the villains' cause]], it causes a brain-dominance switch. Since ThereAreNoLefties in TV Land, this leads to left-handed human collaborators.

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* In ''Series/{{V}}'', ''Series/{{V|1983}}'', whenever a human is [[MoreThanMindControl converted to the villains' cause]], it causes a brain-dominance switch. Since ThereAreNoLefties in TV Land, this leads to left-handed human collaborators.
28th May '16 11:11:16 AM Katsuhagi
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* ''{{Webcomic/Drowtales}}'': Kalki seems to be left-handed judging by how she [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=10143 holds a katana]] and is mostly shown using her left hand for nether summoning.
12th May '16 7:21:13 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Interestingly, the Wii version of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' had [[TheHero Link]], who is traditionally TheSouthpaw. Because of controls, Link had to be turned right-handed, but the deadline of the game was getting close, so they decided to simply mirror the whole game, thus turning most characters left-handed and making [[BigBad Ganondorf]] this trope.

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* Interestingly, the Wii version of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' had [[TheHero Link]], who is has [[BigBad Ganondorf]], traditionally TheSouthpaw. Because of controls, Link had to be turned right-handed, but turned TheSouthpaw. This is because of the control scheme of the Wii, and since the deadline of the game was getting close, the developers couldn't simply make Link right-handed and leave the rest of the version intact, so they decided to simply mirror the whole game, it, thus turning most characters left-handed and making [[BigBad Ganondorf]] this trope.left-handed, including Ganondorf.



** There's no indication as to whether either Bart or Hugo is left- or right-handed; however, Bart was the left-sided (or Sinister) twin.



* In ''Franchise/StarWars Episode II: Film/AttackOfTheClones'' Anakin loses his right arm- symbolism of a move towards the Dark Side? Luke then loses his right hand in the same way [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack 3 films later]]- right before TheReveal that LukeIAmYourFather, and in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' Luke breaks free from his FreakOut after he cuts off his father's right hand and realizes that both of them have mechanical right hands.

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars Episode II: Film/AttackOfTheClones'' Anakin loses his right arm- symbolism of a move towards the Dark Side? Side. Luke then loses his right hand in the same way [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack 3 films later]]- right before TheReveal that LukeIAmYourFather, and in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' Luke breaks free from his FreakOut after he cuts off his father's right hand and realizes that both of them have mechanical right hands.
12th May '16 12:52:53 PM Piando
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* ''Comicbook/GreenLantern''

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* ''Comicbook/GreenLantern'' ''Franchise/GreenLantern''



* In ''Franchise/StarWars Episode II: Film/AttackOfTheClones'' Anakin loses his right arm- symbolism of a move towards the Dark Side? Luke then loses his right hand in the same way- right before TheReveal that LukeIAmYourFather, and in ''Return of the Jedi'' Luke breaks free from his FreakOut after he cuts off his father's right hand and realizes that both of them have mechanical right hands.

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars Episode II: Film/AttackOfTheClones'' Anakin loses his right arm- symbolism of a move towards the Dark Side? Luke then loses his right hand in the same way- way [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack 3 films later]]- right before TheReveal that LukeIAmYourFather, and in ''Return of the Jedi'' ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' Luke breaks free from his FreakOut after he cuts off his father's right hand and realizes that both of them have mechanical right hands.



* In the books, [[TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] had six fingers on his left hand.
* Inverted in ASongOfIceAndFire. When [[spoiler: Jaime Lannister]] loses his right hand, his moral compass actually starts working better. This is mostly because without his sword-hand, he's forced to think things through, when before he could just hack his way through any obstacle.

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* In the books, [[TheSilenceOfTheLambs [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] had six fingers on his left hand.
* Inverted in ASongOfIceAndFire.''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. When [[spoiler: Jaime Lannister]] loses his right hand, his moral compass actually starts working better. This is mostly because without his sword-hand, he's forced to think things through, when before he could just hack his way through any obstacle.
6th May '16 7:01:56 AM aye_amber
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* In ''{{Graceland}}'', Briggs is left handed. This trope is only invoked later in the first season, with the big reveal.
* In a PerryMason movie, the title character, who has realized that the killer in question is left-handed, forces the culprit to reveal himself by asking him for the time. The man looks at his watch, which is on his ''right'' wrist, as many left-handed people wear it.

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* In ''{{Graceland}}'', ''Series/{{Graceland}},'' Briggs is left handed. This trope is only invoked later in the first season, with the big reveal.
* In a PerryMason Series/PerryMason movie, the title character, who has realized that the killer in question is left-handed, forces the culprit to reveal himself by asking him for the time. The man looks at his watch, which is on his ''right'' wrist, as many left-handed people wear it.
9th Apr '16 8:37:07 PM TARINunit9
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** Siegfried Schtauffen and thus his SuperpoweredEvilSide, Nightmare, are ambidextrous. However, while Siegfried prefers to wield his sword in his right hand, Nightmare prefers to wield it in his left hand.
*** Siegfried holds his sword with his left hand nearer to the crossguard, which is more typical of lefties.
** The Nightmare in ''Soulcalibur 5'' is left-handed. It's assumed that his new host, Graf Dumas, is actually [[spoiler:Raphael Sorel, the only left-handed fighter besides the Nightmare]].

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** Siegfried Schtauffen and thus his SuperpoweredEvilSide, Nightmare, are ambidextrous. However, while Siegfried prefers to wield his sword in his right hand, Nightmare prefers to wield it in his left hand.
*** Siegfried holds his sword
hand when possible (when it's not, he fights with his left hand nearer to the crossguard, which is more typical of lefties.
lefties). Nightmare doesn't zig-zag and just holds the sword in his left hand.
** The Nightmare in ''Soulcalibur 5'' is using a different host, yet remains left-handed. It's assumed that his new host, Graf Dumas, is actually [[spoiler:Raphael Sorel, the only left-handed fighter besides the Nightmare]].
17th Jan '16 9:28:22 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Higuchi in ''Manga/DeathNote'', though nobody mentions it. Light's ambidexterity probably counts as well.
** From the viewpoint of the Kira followers, this would apply to Matt.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': An interesting case with the Straw Hats, as none of them are evil, but a large number of them have something of importance on their left side. Luffy has his scar underneath his left eye. Nami's tatoo is on her left arm. Zoro's earrings are on his left ear, and although ambidextrous appears to prefer his left hand. Usopp always wears his wrist band on his left hand. Sanji's left eye is always covered. Chopper's antler plate is located on his left antler. Interestingly enough, the two Strawhats that finally break this pattern,[[spoiler: Robin and Franky,]] are both introduced to the story as villains/antagonists to the Strawhats. [[spoiler: Brook]] then completely subverts it, as his one asymmetrical trait is on the right side of his face.
** Sanji also subverts this after the TimeSkip, when his PeekABangs switch eyes to cover his right one instead.
** To be fair, they ''are'' all pirates.
** Also worth noting is that when DualWielding, Zoro's favored left hand is using a supposedly [[EvilWeapon cursed sword.]]

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* Higuchi in ''Manga/DeathNote'', %%* ''Manga/DeathNote'':
%%** Higuchi,
though nobody mentions it. Light's ambidexterity probably counts as well.
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it.
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From the viewpoint of the Kira followers, this would apply to Matt.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': An interesting case with the Straw Hats, as none of them are evil, but a large number of them have something of importance on their left side. Luffy has his scar underneath his left eye. Nami's tatoo is on her left arm. Zoro's earrings are on his left ear, and although ambidextrous appears to prefer his left hand. Usopp always wears his wrist band on his left hand. Sanji's left eye is always covered. Chopper's antler plate is located on his left antler. Interestingly enough, the two Strawhats that finally break this pattern,[[spoiler: Robin and Franky,]] are both introduced to the story as villains/antagonists to the Strawhats. [[spoiler: Brook]] then completely subverts it, as his one asymmetrical trait is on the right side of his face.
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face. Sanji also subverts this after the TimeSkip, when his PeekABangs switch eyes to cover his right one instead.
** To be fair, they ''are'' all pirates.
** Also worth noting is that when DualWielding, Zoro's favored left hand is using a supposedly [[EvilWeapon cursed sword.]]
instead.
17th Jan '16 11:37:12 AM MsChibi
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** From the viewpoint of the Kira followers, this would apply to Matt.
12th Jan '16 11:35:12 PM Doug86
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* [[{{Superman}} Lex Luthor]] also had a mechanical right hand for a while; he lost the original to Kryptonite poisoning. Naturally, he took Rotwang's role in the {{Elseworld}} ''Superman's Metropolis''.

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* [[{{Superman}} [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Lex Luthor]] also had a mechanical right hand for a while; he lost the original to Kryptonite poisoning. Naturally, he took Rotwang's role in the {{Elseworld}} ''Superman's Metropolis''.
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