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* ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'' (a novella of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): A random beggar asks passers-by what part of a body they are, and takes their answers completely seriously. He says that he is working on a theory that each person is actually just a part of the organism that is the city. [[spoiler:He himself is a HiveMind of [[TheWormThatWalks thousands of insects called hordelings]], so this isn't just idle curiosity]].
5th Feb '17 10:58:07 AM DustSnitch
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* Eyes figure prominently throughout ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings''. Kubo had his eye taken from him by his grandfather, his mother gains a long scar across her left eye [[spoiler: that is duplicated on Monkey's right as a clue to her identity]], one of the armor pieces is kept in the sea among eye yokai, and [[spoiler: the Moon King becomes a human with one working eye after the climax of the film, having been blind (both literally and figuratively) beforehand.]]



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2nd Jan '17 2:01:23 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' focuses heavily on hands, eyes, (usually [[FreudWasRight symbolic]]) vaginas, and disturbing combinations thereof.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' focuses heavily on hands, eyes, (usually [[FreudWasRight symbolic]]) symbolic) vaginas, and disturbing combinations thereof.
21st Nov '16 1:09:03 AM DrPsyche
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\n* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'': Yoshikage Kira, the BigBad, has an excessive focus on hands. His whole MO as a SerialKiller is to kill women and keep their hands as "girlfriends" doing so after finding arousal upon seeing the Mona Lisa's hands. His RedRightHand involves his fingernails growing at an alarming rate whenever he feels the urge to kill, resulting in a lot of focus on his hands as his pent up aggression makes them grow longer and longer. His Stand, Killer Queen, makes bombs out of things by touching them with his hands, and Sheer Heart Attack is deployed from its hands. The damage to Sheer Heart Attack is synchronized directly to Kira's hand, and he later chops it off to set SHA free to attack everyone.

19th Nov '16 1:10:20 AM Morgenthaler
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** Another body motif is [[IncrediblyLamePun embodied]] in Tenma's hands, which are steady during surgery but shake before his attempt to [[spoiler:kill Johan]].

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** Another body motif is [[IncrediblyLamePun embodied]] embodied in Tenma's hands, which are steady during surgery but shake before his attempt to [[spoiler:kill Johan]].



* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' saga, the severing of the hand or arm occurs frequently. This is such a well known motif that in ''Episode II: Attack of the Clones'' Anakin's [[IncrediblyLamePun disarming]] is teased during the factory sequence before actually occuring at the [[IncrediblyLamePun hands]] of Count Dooku. In ''Franchise/StarWars'' the severing of the arm or hand of an adversary is the most common way to defeat an opponent ''without killing them'', making Count Dooku's actions particularly significant.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' saga, the severing of the hand or arm occurs frequently. This is such a well known motif that in ''Episode II: Attack of the Clones'' Anakin's [[IncrediblyLamePun disarming]] disarming is teased during the factory sequence before actually occuring at the [[IncrediblyLamePun hands]] hands of Count Dooku. In ''Franchise/StarWars'' the severing of the arm or hand of an adversary is the most common way to defeat an opponent ''without killing them'', making Count Dooku's actions particularly significant.



* Likewise, ''Webcomic/SupernormalStep'' uses an eye motif. [[LaResistance The Nameless]], an anti-[[StateSec Henderson Security]] group, is represented by a stylized eye. This eye appears all over the place, including on background characters (for example, Akela, a minor character, is almost guaranteed to get more development because she wears The Nameless's eye). Cecilia, the most important character so far, wears more detailed eye imagery on occasion. One can theorize that this represents how the resistance [[IncrediblyLamePun has eyes everywhere]].

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* Likewise, ''Webcomic/SupernormalStep'' uses an eye motif. [[LaResistance The Nameless]], an anti-[[StateSec Henderson Security]] group, is represented by a stylized eye. This eye appears all over the place, including on background characters (for example, Akela, a minor character, is almost guaranteed to get more development because she wears The Nameless's eye). Cecilia, the most important character so far, wears more detailed eye imagery on occasion. One can theorize that this represents how the resistance [[IncrediblyLamePun has eyes everywhere]].everywhere.
19th Nov '16 1:09:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/{{Hancock}}'', Red, the villain, has his hand cut off by the {{Badass}} hero. From that point, Red is always associated with hands (mostly just for laughs).

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* In ''Film/{{Hancock}}'', Red, the villain, has his hand cut off by the {{Badass}} badass hero. From that point, Red is always associated with hands (mostly just for laughs).
16th Nov '16 3:11:14 PM dvorak
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* ''VideoGame/TheEvilWithin'' places a lot of emphasis on the brain, including the upgrade material-a vscous green fluid-represented by a BrainInAJar icon, and upgrading your character has the icon of a brain with nails in it.
* ''VideoGame/RType'' makes a lot of eyes, such as Bydo ships firing disembodied eyeballs (complete with optic nerves, which makes some people think they're spermatozons), and the eye is a weak point for several bosses.
7th Nov '16 9:09:24 AM Technomaru
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has eyes...
26th Oct '16 1:31:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the 2013 Sci-Fi novel ''Literature/TheImpairment'', eyes are the recurring theme with the concept of "perception" and how we "see or view" people to be something of an [[{{Anvilicious}} ideal]] that college professor Norman Oswald goes out of his way to even humiliated two of his own students, [[JerkAss two nasty and judgmental students that is]], to drive his point how [[WeirdnessMagnet Kyle Griffin]]'s peers are wrong to jump to conclusions of his guilt in the matter of his position as suspect in the murder of his roommate Zack Oliver, of whom we know was killed by an extra-terrestrial. A lot of attention is also drawn to many character's eyes for which we see the true emotions their faces may not be showing and of course, it's through Kyle's eyes we see extra-terrestrials which are linked to the one he saw kill his roommate. The flask that Kyle is given even has an engraved in it for which is rather mesmerizing to say the least.

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* In the 2013 Sci-Fi novel ''Literature/TheImpairment'', eyes are the recurring theme with the concept of "perception" and how we "see or view" people to be something of an [[{{Anvilicious}} ideal]] that college professor Norman Oswald goes out of his way to even humiliated two of his own students, [[JerkAss two nasty and judgmental students that is]], to drive his point how [[WeirdnessMagnet Kyle Griffin]]'s peers are wrong to jump to conclusions of his guilt in the matter of his position as suspect in the murder of his roommate Zack Oliver, of whom we know was killed by an extra-terrestrial. A lot of attention is also drawn to many character's eyes for which we see the true emotions their faces may not be showing and of course, it's through Kyle's eyes we see extra-terrestrials which are linked to the one he saw kill his roommate. The flask that Kyle is given even has an engraved in it for which is rather mesmerizing to say the least.



* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' does a rather subtle theme involving the senses. Most good guys, if they have heightened senses, have heightened sight and/or hearing. The bad guys on the other hand, (particularly the Orcs and Nazgûl) have heightened smell, and are often either impaired in the light or even partially blind. The effect of this is giving a much more animalistic or uncanny feel to the bad guys, while the good guys have cleaner, more human senses emphasized. The major obvious exception is Sauron, whose symbol is the eye.

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* ''Literature/TheReynardCycle'' : The protagonist loses his [[spoiler: left hand during ''The Baron of Maleperduys''. It is later replaced by a semi-functional iron hand, which often moves when Reynard is agitated or angry, seemingly against his will. He calls it his "ghost hand."]]

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