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10th Jan '18 12:56:46 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Like with the First Doctor, the Sixth Doctor had a tendency to clutch his jacket lapels.



** The Ninth Doctor tended to do a big, toothy grin often accompanied with cute little hand gestures, directly lifted from the Fourth Doctor; the key difference being that Four looked [[WhenSheSmiles genuinely happy and adorable when he did it]], even if he was being alien and terrifying, and the Ninth manages to [[TechnicallyASmile just look alien and terrifying]]. His genuine smiles are simultaneously both more toned down, and bigger and goofier. He seems to attempt to make his eyes bulge out Four-style too, but the actor just can't do it, instead compensating by raising his eyebrows up really, really high. When being serious, he tends to punctuate his speech with sharp little head-nods to draw emphasis to certain words.

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** The Ninth Doctor tended to do a big, toothy grin often accompanied with cute little hand gestures, directly lifted from the Fourth Doctor; the key difference being that Four looked [[WhenSheSmiles genuinely happy and adorable when he did it]], even if he was being alien and terrifying, and the Ninth manages to [[TechnicallyASmile just look alien and terrifying]]. His genuine smiles are simultaneously both more toned down, and bigger and goofier. He seems to attempt to make his eyes bulge out Four-style too, but the actor just can't do it, instead compensating by raising his eyebrows up really, really high. When being serious, he tends to punctuate his speech with sharp little head-nods to draw emphasis to certain words. He was also found of doing the BadassArmFold.
4th Jan '18 5:28:18 PM nombretomado
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* Revolver Ocelot from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' has such a distinctive pistol-twirling motion that HideoKojima once didn't bother to refer to him by name in an interview -- he merely imitated the twirl.

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* Revolver Ocelot from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' has such a distinctive pistol-twirling motion that HideoKojima Creator/HideoKojima once didn't bother to refer to him by name in an interview -- he merely imitated the twirl.
3rd Jan '18 9:53:50 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Shepard rubs the back of his neck or scratch her head while looking away whenever they feel nervous or embarrassed. For example, when Niftu Cal claims he has a "biotic god" he states that he "began to smell his greatness". Shepard can only respond with this gesture.
1st Jan '18 2:01:16 PM StFan
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* WebAnimation/HomestarRunner has a tendency to twitch his head back and forth whenever he's speaking.
* If Kitty/Kajortoq of ''WebAnimation/NoEvil'' is angry or frustrated, one of her ears will twitch.
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* ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'': Spoony, thanks to his LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria 2}}'', now involuntarily slaps himself whenever he makes a terrible pun.
* WebAnimation/HomestarRunner has a tendency to twitch his head back and forth whenever he's speaking.
%%* If Kitty/Kajortoq of ''WebAnimation/NoEvil'' is angry or frustrated,
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* ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'': Spoony, thanks to his LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria 2}}'', ''VideoGame/Phantasmagoria2'', now involuntarily slaps himself whenever he makes a terrible pun.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* WebAnimation/HomestarRunner ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** Whenever Eddy is annoyed, disgusted, or just plain bored, his eyebrows would be shown connected.
** The trio also has distinct ways of running, Double D knitting his arms and back straight, Eddy doubled over with his arms extended (and more often than not, his big discolored tongue sticking out), and Ed sort of loses control of his upper body, causing it to hang backwards as he runs, his arms extended.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** [[Creator/CarlosAlazraqui Mr. Crocker]] goes into violent spasms whenever he says '''"FAIRY GODPARENTS!!!"''' He'll also sometimes spazz whenever he says other things as well. For example, in the episode ''Mr. Right'', he
has a tendency spasm while saying "HAVE A NICE DAY!"
** Poof either waves his arms or bounces when he's super happy or excited.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** The Author/[[spoiler:Ford Pines]] likes
to twitch keep his hands folded behind his back. This is because [[spoiler:[[JustifiedTrope he was frequently bullied because of his polydactyly, and is used to hiding them]]]].
** Shown in 'Sock Opera', Dipper chews pens when he is frustrated, and eventually starts chewing his own shirt.
* Arnold's cousin Arnie from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold,'' after he's done talking, will snort and then blink one eye at a time.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has a few: Kim's "puppy-dog pout", Rufus's "groggy blink", and a couple others.
* Hank Hill from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' will rub the back of his neck when he's nervous or embarrassed. His older Japanese half-brother Junichiro also shares this tic.
* For ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', one word sums it up: ''[[LoudGulp Gulp]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** {{Adorkable}}, obsessive-compulsive Twilight Sparkle has a few, slightly bigger ones when she's panicking. She'll pace around, and sometimes TeleportSpam around the room (usually at least once she'll appear right in the face of whoever she's talking to/at).
** Rainbow Dash's tic is being in the air at all times. She's rarely seen with all fours on the ground.
** Pinkie Pie bounces around when she walks (it's called "pronking" or "stotting" when actual animals such as horses do it).
** There's also Apple Bloom's favorite cousin Babs, who frequently blows her bangs out of her eyes. Initially, because she had been bullied for her lack of a cutie mark, she would nervously cover her blank flank with her tail at the mere mention of marks.
** [[AllThereInTheScript Ms. Peachbottom]] from the episode "Games Ponies Play". She is extremely claustrophobic, and whenever her phobia kicks in, she starts stretching and "limbering up" in an attempt to distract herself.
** Doctor Hooves, as revealed by the episode "Slice of Life", will violently shake
his head back and forth for a second or so whenever he needs to focus.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Blink and you'll miss it, but Candace blinks erratically when excited (to the point of being seen as a psycho) when she believes the boys are about to get busted.
* From ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', Gretchen has a habit of adjusting her glasses during a few scenes.
* General Rinaker in ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'' has a set of keys that he constantly twirls.
* ALL of the characters in any of Creator/SethMacFarlane's shows, including [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed celebrities]], often raise their hand(s) at chest level. Possibly homage to the same tic that is used in several Creator/HannaBarbera shows that Seth grew up watching.
* WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Mr. Burns has one of the most obvious ones: his tendency to hold his hands in front of him like a praying mantis [[ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive with his fingers steepled]] (often as he says his {{catchphrase}}, "Eexxxxcellent...").
** Homer waves his fingers back and forth when
he's speaking.
%%* If Kitty/Kajortoq
excited or worried.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Stan pinches his nose (or, rather, where his nose ''should'' be) when he's irritated.
** Cartman tends to point with both hands, especially when [[ScrewYouGuysImGoingHome leaving]].
** Kenny would often tug on the strings
of ''WebAnimation/NoEvil'' his hood when he's scared.
** Butters tends to wring his hands or rub his knuckles together when worried.
** Timmy [[ContemplatingYourHands contemplates his hands]].
** The red-haired goth kid [[spoiler: Pete]]
is often seen jerking his head sideways to flip his bangs out of his face.
** [[NervousWreck Tweek]] has a whole host of them- constant twitching, tugging at his shirt, biting his lip, pulling his hair out, and [[VerbalTic screaming in the middle of his own sentences.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** Pearl tends to be very expressive with her hands, especially when she's excited.
** Ruby throws her hands in the air and holds her head when she's
angry or frustrated,
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frustrated.
** Amethyst sometimes picks her nose when she's bored.
* Robin's habit of punching his palm whenever he gets angry in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. He does this so often that if he took his glove off, viewers might see permanent knuckle prints there. Amusingly, this trait of his is [[MythologyGag carried over from the]] original ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'':
** Whenever Stumpy gets annoyed or confused, his neck starts spasming while he yells random gibberish in a Tourette's-style tic.
** A RunningGag in the show is that whenever Stumpy gets stressed out, he bites something (or someone) near him.
** On some occasions where someone else around him does something even dumber or weirder than usual, [[SurroundedByIdiots Mr. Cat]]'s eye usually [[TwitchyEye twitches]] while he stares slight open-mouthed.
* Melissa, Dr. Zone, and Agent Cavendish from ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'' are prone to raise one eyebrow.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': Star Butterfly's tic is to put her own MagicWand to her mouth, as if about to chew on it. Though she does it less often in season 2, and no longer by season 3.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Everyone has their own little tics. Part of what makes each of us unique.
* Creator/HarrisonFord will do a half smile no matter who he's playing. [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/16/harrison-ford-angrily-points-at-stuff_n_3767776.html He will also point at whoever he's speaking with if he gets annoyed enough.]]
* Creator/MartinFreeman has a habit of licking his lips. It happens frequently during Series/{{Sherlock}}, as well as in interviews.
* Creator/RickMoranis has a tendency to make a smirking expression with only the right side of his mouth. And to look angry, he leers with a pout.
* {{Gackt}} has a habit of touching his bottom lip whenever he is embarrassed or nervous.
* Creator/DavidTennant appears to have a whole host of these, all...[[OralFixation mouth centric.]]
* According to the article "The Beautiful Mind," Creator/NataliePortman has a habit of playing with her toes during an interview.
* Timothy Carey had these by the barrel, and would infuse every character he played with them, to the point of him hogging the camera even when sitting quietly in the background.
* Creator/EmmaWatson and her infamous "eyebrow acting".
* Creator/EllenPage does a slight clicking sound at the back of her throat when stuttering.
* Creator/NoelFielding often runs his fingers through his hair and plays with it in interviews and other TV appearances.
* Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle has a slight but noticeable facial twitch.
* Creator/KristenStewart often plays with her hair, bites her lip, and scoffs a lot in most of her movies and interviews.
* UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton is known for pressing her hand to her heart when something particularly moves her, and for her characteristic "point, smile, and big grin" when she recognizes someone in the crowd at an appearance or rally.
* Starting around 2013, Music/MileyCyrus began waggling her tongue as part of her new party-animal image.
[[/folder]]
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29th Dec '17 8:30:48 PM Unicorndance
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*** Then there's Lore's facial tic, which comes in handy when you [[EvilTwin need to distinguish him from Data]].

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*** Then there's Lore's facial tic, which comes in handy when you [[EvilTwin need to distinguish him from Data]]. In addition, he smirks a lot.



*** Odo's businesslike nod, which is usually a kind of nonverbal shorthand for "consider it done".

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*** Odo's businesslike nod, which is usually a kind of nonverbal shorthand for "consider it done". He also often stands up with his arms folded or puts his hand to his chin in a thoughtful manner.


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*** Sisko steeples his fingers when he's thinking.


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* ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'':
** Captain Squirk often bobs up and down and moves his arms as though he's dancing.
** Baz Barnacle often scratches his neck and spits out sand.
** Crazy Bill often sidesteps and swivels his eye.
1st Dec '17 3:37:56 PM pinkdalek
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** The Fourth Doctor (Creator/TomBaker) is ''made'' of these:

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** The Fourth Doctor (Creator/TomBaker) is ''made'' of these:these. [[MyRealDaddy He even invented a lot of standard tics used by many later Doctors.]]:



*** His [[CheshireCatGrin grin]] is a thing of pure horror and deployed generously. (Creator/ChristopherEccleston borrowed a dead-eyed, HurtingHero version of it for his Doctor.)

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*** His distinctive [[CheshireCatGrin grin]] is a thing of pure horror and deployed generously. (Creator/ChristopherEccleston borrowed a dead-eyed, HurtingHero version of it for his Doctor.)



*** He generally has the opposite energy level of everything around him. If people around him are stern and serious, he'll be in a wild, hyperactive hurry; if people around him are panicking, he'll be motionless and even somewhat bored.
*** When really angry, he will snap in a surprisingly high-pitched voice compared to his usual tone.



*** He [[OralFixation really likes having things in his mouth]]. Whenever he's fixing, making or sabotaging some sort of device, he will inevitably put one of the tools or parts into his mouth to hold it while he works on it with his hands, even if it'd make more sense for him to just put the item down. If nothing's available he tends to chew on his thumbnail. (This is deliberately alluded to in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath Deep Breath]]" when the post-regenerative-traumatised Twelve bites his thumb while contemplating how much he needs a really long scarf.) He also has a habit of licking his lips whenever he's excited.
*** If there is a chair he has a habit where he will begin to sit on it, and then has a sudden flash of insight just before touching the seat and stands back up again. Particularly hilarious in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E6TheSeedsOfDoom The Seeds of Doom]]" where he actually brings a chair over from another room just to do this to it.
*** If he's sitting down he tends to put his legs up on anything he can. Note particularly when he props his legs up on the top of Bessie's windscreen in his first story - something the Third Doctor would find unthinkable.

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*** He [[OralFixation really likes having things in his mouth]]. Whenever he's fixing, making or sabotaging some sort of device, he will inevitably put one of the tools or parts into his mouth to hold it while he works on it with his hands, even if it'd make more sense for him to just put the item down. If nothing's available he tends to chew on his thumbnail. (This is deliberately alluded to in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath Deep Breath]]" when the post-regenerative-traumatised Twelve bites his thumb while contemplating how much he needs a really long scarf.) He also has a habit of licking his lips whenever he's excited.
excited. (David Tennant borrowed this one, too!)
*** If there is a chair he has a habit standard routine where he will begin to sit on it, and then has a sudden flash of insight just before touching the seat and stands back up again. Particularly hilarious in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E6TheSeedsOfDoom The Seeds of Doom]]" where he actually brings a chair over from another room just to do this to it.
*** If he's sitting down he tends to put his legs up on anything he can.can - other people's desks, and so on. Note particularly when he props his legs up on the top of Bessie's windscreen in his first story - something the Third Doctor would find unthinkable.
30th Nov '17 3:56:57 AM Siempie
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*** He dramatically [[PurelyAestheticGlasses dons his glasses when it's time to look clever.]]

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*** He dramatically [[PurelyAestheticGlasses dons his glasses when it's time to look clever.]]clever]] (borrowed from the Fifth Doctor).



*** [[http://s3.vidimg.popscreen.com/original/15/RkJnbjRQSUZ6eHcx_o_a-tribute-to-david-tennants-left-eyebrow.jpg The Left Eyebrow.]] It has its own tumblr.
*** David Tennant must be contractually obligated to make [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v83/Kasterborous/Doctors/DavidTennantFace.jpg this face]] at least once an episode.

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*** [[http://s3.vidimg.popscreen.com/original/15/RkJnbjRQSUZ6eHcx_o_a-tribute-to-david-tennants-left-eyebrow.jpg The Left Eyebrow.]] It has its own tumblr.
Tumblr-page.
*** David Tennant must be contractually obligated The long, drawn-out "[[https://youtu.be/RssnpE9U6IU Well...]]" when he's about to make [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v83/Kasterborous/Doctors/DavidTennantFace.jpg this face]] at least once an episode.explain something (borrowed from the Fourth Doctor).



*** Eleven also tends to snap his fingers before pointing at someone or something.

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*** Eleven also tends to snap Snapping his fingers before pointing at someone or something.something, which he does before explaining something about said person or thing.
30th Nov '17 1:54:45 AM Siempie
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*** He tends to run his hand through his hair when he's about to concentrate on something. (Creator/DavidTennant borrowed this for his Doctor too.) Occasionally fiddles with it if he's in a happy mood - see Peter Davison's impression of this, despite less hair, in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva Castrovalva]]" for a really funny moment.

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*** He tends to run his hand through his hair when he's about to concentrate on something. (Creator/DavidTennant borrowed this for his Doctor too.) Occasionally fiddles with it if he's in a happy mood - see Peter Davison's impression of this, despite less then being shocked at his new hair, in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva Castrovalva]]" for a really funny moment.



*** That tongue-on-the-roof-of-his-mouth thing he does all the time.

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*** That tongue-on-the-roof-of-his-mouth thing he does all He presses his tongue to the time.roof of his mouth when he's thinking or working on something.



*** Being VERY awkward when being kissed.
*** Spinning in a complete circle rather than just turning to the right or left to look at something.

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*** Being VERY awkward Flapping his hands in a "what the heck do I do with ''these?!"''-manner when being kissed.
*** Spinning in a complete circle rather than just turning Turning 270 degrees to the right or to turn left to look at something.(and the other way around).
*** Randomly spinning in a full circle.



* If Kitty/Kajortoq of ''WebAnimation/NoEvil'' is angry or frustrated,

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* %%* If Kitty/Kajortoq of ''WebAnimation/NoEvil'' is angry or frustrated,frustrated,
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30th Nov '17 1:45:39 AM Siempie
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'''Eleventh Doctor:''' ''[exaggerated shrug]'' Yes! ''[claps hands together]'' No...

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'''Eleventh Doctor:''' ''[exaggerated shrug]'' Yes! ''[claps hands together]'' No...together]'' ...no!



* If Kitty/Kajortoq of ''WebAnimation/NoEvil'' is angry or frustrated, one of her ears will twitch.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** Whenever Eddy is annoyed, disgusted, or just plain bored, his eyebrows would be shown connected.
** The trio also has distinct ways of running, Double D knitting his arms and back straight, Eddy doubled over with his arms extended (and more often than not, his big discolored tongue sticking out), and Ed sort of loses control of his upper body, causing it to hang backwards as he runs, his arms extended.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** [[Creator/CarlosAlazraqui Mr. Crocker]] goes into violent spasms whenever he says [[strike:"fairies"]] '''"FAIRY GODPARENTS!!!"''' He'll also sometimes spazz whenever he says other things as well. For example, in the episode ''Mr. Right'', he has a spasm while saying "HAVE A NICE DAY!"
** Poof either waves his arms or bounces when he's super happy or excited.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** The Author/[[spoiler:Ford Pines]] likes to keep his hands folded behind his back. This is because [[spoiler:[[JustifiedTrope he was frequently bullied because of his polydactyly, and is used to hiding them]]]].
** Shown in 'Sock Opera', Dipper chews pens when he is frustrated, and eventually starts chewing his own shirt.
* Arnold's cousin Arnie from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold,'' after he's done talking, will snort and then blink one eye at a time.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has a few: Kim's "puppy-dog pout", Rufus's "groggy blink", and a couple others.
* Hank Hill from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' will rub the back of his neck when he's nervous or embarrassed. His older Japanese half-brother Junichiro also shares this tic.
* For ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', one word sums it up: ''[[LoudGulp Gulp]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** {{Adorkable}}, obsessive-compulsive Twilight Sparkle has a few, slightly bigger ones when she's panicking. She'll pace around, and sometimes TeleportSpam around the room (usually at least once she'll appear right in the face of whoever she's talking to/at).
** Rainbow Dash's tic is being in the air at all times. She's rarely seen with all fours on the ground.
** Pinkie Pie bounces around when she walks (it's called "pronking" or "stotting" when actual animals such as horses do it).
** There's also Apple Bloom's favorite cousin Babs, who frequently blows her bangs out of her eyes. Initially, because she had been bullied for her lack of a cutie mark, she would nervously cover her blank flank with her tail at the mere mention of marks.
** [[AllThereInTheScript Ms. Peachbottom]] from the episode "Games Ponies Play". She is extremely claustrophobic, and whenever her phobia kicks in, she starts stretching and "limbering up" in an attempt to distract herself.
** Doctor Hooves, as revealed by the episode "Slice of Life", will violently shake his head back and forth for a second or so whenever he needs to focus.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Blink and you'll miss it, but Candace blinks erratically when excited (to the point of being seen as a psycho) when she believes the boys are about to get busted.
* From ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', Gretchen has a habit of adjusting her glasses during a few scenes.
* General Rinaker in ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'' has a set of keys that he constantly twirls.
* ALL of the characters in any of Creator/SethMacFarlane's shows, including [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed celebrities]], often raise their hand(s) at chest level. Possibly homage to the same tic that is used in several Creator/HannaBarbera shows that Seth grew up watching.
* WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Mr. Burns has one of the most obvious ones: his tendency to hold his hands in front of him like a praying mantis [[ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive with his fingers steepled]] (often as he says his {{catchphrase}}, "Eexxxxcellent...").
** Homer waves his fingers back and forth when he's excited or worried.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Stan pinches his nose (or, rather, where his nose ''should'' be) when he's irritated.
** Cartman tends to point with both hands, especially when [[ScrewYouGuysImGoingHome leaving]].
** Kenny would often tug on the strings of his hood when he's scared.
** Butters tends to wring his hands or rub his knuckles together when worried.
** Timmy [[ContemplatingYourHands contemplates his hands]].
** The red haired goth kid [[spoiler: Pete]] is often seen jerking his head sideways to flip his bangs out of his face.
** [[NervousWreck Tweek]] has a whole host of them- constant twitching, tugging at his shirt, biting his lip, pulling his hair out, and [[VerbalTic screaming in the middle of his own sentences.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** Pearl tends to be very expressive with her hands, especially when she's excited.
** Ruby throws her hands in the air and holds her head when she's angry or frustrated.
** Amethyst sometimes picks her nose when she's bored.
* Robin's habit of punching his palm whenever he gets angry in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. He does this so often that if he took his glove off, viewers might see permanent knuckle prints there. Amusingly, this trait of his is [[MythologyGag carried over from the]] original ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'':
** Whenever Stumpy gets annoyed or confused, his neck starts spasming while he yells random gibberish in a Tourette's-style tic.
** A RunningGag in the show is that whenever Stumpy gets stressed out, he bites something (or someone) near him.
** On some occasions where someone else around him does something even dumber or weirder than usual, [[SurroundedByIdiots Mr. Cat]]'s eye usually [[TwitchyEye twitches]] while he stares slight open-mouthed.
* Melissa, Dr. Zone, and Agent Cavendish from ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'' are prone to raise one eyebrow.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': Star Butterfly's tic is to put her own MagicWand to her mouth, as if about to chew on it. Though she does it less often in season 2.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Everyone has their own little tics. Part of what makes each of us unique.
* Creator/HarrisonFord will do a half smile no matter who he's playing. [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/16/harrison-ford-angrily-points-at-stuff_n_3767776.html He will also point at whoever he's speaking with if he gets annoyed enough.]]
* Creator/MartinFreeman has a habit of licking his lips. It happens frequently during Series/{{Sherlock}}, as well as in interviews.
* Creator/RickMoranis has a tendency to make a smirking expression with only the right side of his mouth. And to look angry, he leers with a pout.
* {{Gackt}} has a habit of touching his bottom lip whenever he is embarrassed or nervous.
* Creator/DavidTennant appears to have a whole host of these, all...[[OralFixation mouth centric.]]
* According to the article "The Beautiful Mind," Creator/NataliePortman has a habit of playing with her toes during an interview.
* Timothy Carey had these by the barrel, and would infuse every character he played with them, to the point of him hogging the camera even when sitting quietly in the background.
* Creator/EmmaWatson and her infamous "eyebrow acting".
* Creator/EllenPage does a slight clicking sound at the back of her throat when stuttering.
* Creator/NoelFielding often runs his fingers through his hair and plays with it in interviews and other TV appearances.
* Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle has a slight but noticeable facial twitch.
* Creator/KristenStewart often plays with her hair, bites her lip, and scoffs a lot in most of her movies and interviews.
* UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton is known for pressing her hand to her heart when something particularly moves her, and for her characteristic "point, smile, and big grin" when she recognizes someone in the crowd at an appearance or rally.
* Starting around 2013, Music/MileyCyrus began waggling her tongue as part of her new party-animal image.
[[/folder]]
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* If Kitty/Kajortoq of ''WebAnimation/NoEvil'' is angry or frustrated, one of her ears will twitch.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** Whenever Eddy is annoyed, disgusted, or just plain bored, his eyebrows would be shown connected.
** The trio also has distinct ways of running, Double D knitting his arms and back straight, Eddy doubled over with his arms extended (and more often than not, his big discolored tongue sticking out), and Ed sort of loses control of his upper body, causing it to hang backwards as he runs, his arms extended.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** [[Creator/CarlosAlazraqui Mr. Crocker]] goes into violent spasms whenever he says [[strike:"fairies"]] '''"FAIRY GODPARENTS!!!"''' He'll also sometimes spazz whenever he says other things as well. For example, in the episode ''Mr. Right'', he has a spasm while saying "HAVE A NICE DAY!"
** Poof either waves his arms or bounces when he's super happy or excited.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** The Author/[[spoiler:Ford Pines]] likes to keep his hands folded behind his back. This is because [[spoiler:[[JustifiedTrope he was frequently bullied because of his polydactyly, and is used to hiding them]]]].
** Shown in 'Sock Opera', Dipper chews pens when he is frustrated, and eventually starts chewing his own shirt.
* Arnold's cousin Arnie from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold,'' after he's done talking, will snort and then blink one eye at a time.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has a few: Kim's "puppy-dog pout", Rufus's "groggy blink", and a couple others.
* Hank Hill from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' will rub the back of his neck when he's nervous or embarrassed. His older Japanese half-brother Junichiro also shares this tic.
* For ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', one word sums it up: ''[[LoudGulp Gulp]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** {{Adorkable}}, obsessive-compulsive Twilight Sparkle has a few, slightly bigger ones when she's panicking. She'll pace around, and sometimes TeleportSpam around the room (usually at least once she'll appear right in the face of whoever she's talking to/at).
** Rainbow Dash's tic is being in the air at all times. She's rarely seen with all fours on the ground.
** Pinkie Pie bounces around when she walks (it's called "pronking" or "stotting" when actual animals such as horses do it).
** There's also Apple Bloom's favorite cousin Babs, who frequently blows her bangs out of her eyes. Initially, because she had been bullied for her lack of a cutie mark, she would nervously cover her blank flank with her tail at the mere mention of marks.
** [[AllThereInTheScript Ms. Peachbottom]] from the episode "Games Ponies Play". She is extremely claustrophobic, and whenever her phobia kicks in, she starts stretching and "limbering up" in an attempt to distract herself.
** Doctor Hooves, as revealed by the episode "Slice of Life", will violently shake his head back and forth for a second or so whenever he needs to focus.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Blink and you'll miss it, but Candace blinks erratically when excited (to the point of being seen as a psycho) when she believes the boys are about to get busted.
* From ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', Gretchen has a habit of adjusting her glasses during a few scenes.
* General Rinaker in ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'' has a set of keys that he constantly twirls.
* ALL of the characters in any of Creator/SethMacFarlane's shows, including [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed celebrities]], often raise their hand(s) at chest level. Possibly homage to the same tic that is used in several Creator/HannaBarbera shows that Seth grew up watching.
* WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Mr. Burns has one of the most obvious ones: his tendency to hold his hands in front of him like a praying mantis [[ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive with his fingers steepled]] (often as he says his {{catchphrase}}, "Eexxxxcellent...").
** Homer waves his fingers back and forth when he's excited or worried.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Stan pinches his nose (or, rather, where his nose ''should'' be) when he's irritated.
** Cartman tends to point with both hands, especially when [[ScrewYouGuysImGoingHome leaving]].
** Kenny would often tug on the strings of his hood when he's scared.
** Butters tends to wring his hands or rub his knuckles together when worried.
** Timmy [[ContemplatingYourHands contemplates his hands]].
** The red haired goth kid [[spoiler: Pete]] is often seen jerking his head sideways to flip his bangs out of his face.
** [[NervousWreck Tweek]] has a whole host of them- constant twitching, tugging at his shirt, biting his lip, pulling his hair out, and [[VerbalTic screaming in the middle of his own sentences.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** Pearl tends to be very expressive with her hands, especially when she's excited.
** Ruby throws her hands in the air and holds her head when she's angry or frustrated.
** Amethyst sometimes picks her nose when she's bored.
* Robin's habit of punching his palm whenever he gets angry in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. He does this so often that if he took his glove off, viewers might see permanent knuckle prints there. Amusingly, this trait of his is [[MythologyGag carried over from the]] original ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'':
** Whenever Stumpy gets annoyed or confused, his neck starts spasming while he yells random gibberish in a Tourette's-style tic.
** A RunningGag in the show is that whenever Stumpy gets stressed out, he bites something (or someone) near him.
** On some occasions where someone else around him does something even dumber or weirder than usual, [[SurroundedByIdiots Mr. Cat]]'s eye usually [[TwitchyEye twitches]] while he stares slight open-mouthed.
* Melissa, Dr. Zone, and Agent Cavendish from ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'' are prone to raise one eyebrow.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': Star Butterfly's tic is to put her own MagicWand to her mouth, as if about to chew on it. Though she does it less often in season 2.
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* Everyone has their own little tics. Part of what makes each of us unique.
* Creator/HarrisonFord will do a half smile no matter who he's playing. [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/16/harrison-ford-angrily-points-at-stuff_n_3767776.html He will also point at whoever he's speaking with if he gets annoyed enough.]]
* Creator/MartinFreeman has a habit of licking his lips. It happens frequently during Series/{{Sherlock}}, as well as in interviews.
* Creator/RickMoranis has a tendency to make a smirking expression with only the right side of his mouth. And to look angry, he leers with a pout.
* {{Gackt}} has a habit of touching his bottom lip whenever he is embarrassed or nervous.
* Creator/DavidTennant appears to have a whole host of these, all...[[OralFixation mouth centric.]]
* According to the article "The Beautiful Mind," Creator/NataliePortman has a habit of playing with her toes during an interview.
* Timothy Carey had these by the barrel, and would infuse every character he played with them, to the point of him hogging the camera even when sitting quietly in the background.
* Creator/EmmaWatson and her infamous "eyebrow acting".
* Creator/EllenPage does a slight clicking sound at the back of her throat when stuttering.
* Creator/NoelFielding often runs his fingers through his hair and plays with it in interviews and other TV appearances.
* Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle has a slight but noticeable facial twitch.
* Creator/KristenStewart often plays with her hair, bites her lip, and scoffs a lot in most of her movies and interviews.
* UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton is known for pressing her hand to her heart when something particularly moves her, and for her characteristic "point, smile, and big grin" when she recognizes someone in the crowd at an appearance or rally.
* Starting around 2013, Music/MileyCyrus began waggling her tongue as part of her new party-animal image.
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* In ''FanFic/TheApprenticeTheStudentAndTheCharlatan'', Nova Shine often rubs around his horn whenever he's in deep thought.
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