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27th May '17 2:19:13 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' really likes putting his hands in his pockets - it fits the IneffectualLoner[=/=]EmoTeen vibe his design gives off. He's seen walking like this more often than not in cutscenes, he'll walk around like this in gameplay [[IdleAnimation if left idle for a few seconds]], his portrait in the pause menu shows him doing it, and in the post-battle VictoryPose{s}, he's almost always seen slipping one hand into his pocket after flourishing his weapon. The full version of the game's theme song, "Burn My Dread" (which seems to be told from his perspective), even points this out:

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** The protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona3'' really likes putting his hands in his pockets - it fits the IneffectualLoner[=/=]EmoTeen vibe his design gives off. He's seen walking like this more often than not in cutscenes, he'll walk around like this in gameplay [[IdleAnimation if left idle for a few seconds]], his portrait in the pause menu shows him doing it, and in the post-battle VictoryPose{s}, {{Victory Pose}}s, he's almost always seen slipping one hand into his pocket after flourishing his weapon. The full version of the game's theme song, "Burn My Dread" (which seems to be told from his perspective), even points this out:



** Artwork for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' frequently shows the protagonist pushing his glasses up from the bridge of his nose, but in the game proper, he only does it as a victory pose. [[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation The anime adaptation]] gave him a new one - see that folder for details.
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Like the ''Persona 3'' protagonist, the ''P5'' hero almost constantly has his hands in his pockets when standing around and walking outside of dungeons (though unlike the ''P3'' protagonist, he takes them out whenever he starts running). He'll also regularly push up his glasses or play with a lock of his hair during his IdleAnimation or in cutscenes. While in dungeons in his PhantomThief garb, he also habitually tightens his gloves to the point it's part of his VictoryPose, idle animation, and running animation.

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** Artwork for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona4'' frequently shows the protagonist pushing his glasses up from the bridge of his nose, but in the game proper, he only does it as a victory pose. [[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation The anime adaptation]] gave him a new one - see that folder for details.
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': ''VideoGame/Persona5'': Like the ''Persona 3'' protagonist, the ''P5'' hero almost constantly has his hands in his pockets when standing around and walking outside of dungeons (though unlike the ''P3'' protagonist, he takes them out whenever he starts running). He'll also regularly push up his glasses or play with a lock of his hair during his IdleAnimation or in cutscenes. While in dungeons in his PhantomThief garb, he also habitually tightens his gloves to the point it's part of his VictoryPose, idle animation, and running animation.
24th May '17 3:51:34 PM TylerL320
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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': The protagonist will regularly push up his glasses or play with a lock of his hair during his IdleAnimation or in cutscenes, and habitually tightens his gloves during his PhantomThief activities, to the point it's part of his VictoryPose, IdleAnimation and running animation.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': The protagonist will Like the ''Persona 3'' protagonist, the ''P5'' hero almost constantly has his hands in his pockets when standing around and walking outside of dungeons (though unlike the ''P3'' protagonist, he takes them out whenever he starts running). He'll also regularly push up his glasses or play with a lock of his hair during his IdleAnimation or in cutscenes, and cutscenes. While in dungeons in his PhantomThief garb, he also habitually tightens his gloves during his PhantomThief activities, to the point it's part of his VictoryPose, IdleAnimation idle animation, and running animation.
17th May '17 7:04:27 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Annala tugs on her ear when she's nervous or embarrassed.

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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Annala tugs on her ear when she's nervous or embarrassed. It's a trait unique to her for more than just her PointyEars. Other elves don't do this.
17th May '17 6:59:38 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Annala tugs on her ear when she's nervous or embarrassed.



* ''Series/AllyMcBeal'': John Cage, a brilliant but weird lawyer, had lots of tics, along with strange personal habits. The ones that were mentioned and exhibited most often were his whistling nose (he could whistle it when he wanted but at times he couldn't stop it whistle) and he was preparing his closing arguments barefoot.

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* ''Series/AllyMcBeal'': John Cage, a brilliant but weird lawyer, had lots of tics, along with strange personal habits. The ones that were mentioned and exhibited most often were his whistling nose (he could whistle it when he wanted but at times he couldn't stop it whistle) whistling) and he was preparing his closing arguments barefoot.
8th May '17 8:53:32 AM pinkdalek
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* Noctis in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' likes to put his hands on his hips and bend from side to side at the waist while 'listening' to other people talk.
3rd May '17 5:25:41 PM LadyNorbert
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** In [[Webcomic/AkiChansLife the sequel]], [[spoiler:his daugher]] has developed his same nervous tic: in episode 3, she clenches and relaxes her right hand when she gets nervous.

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** In [[Webcomic/AkiChansLife the sequel]], [[spoiler:his daugher]] daughter]] has developed his same nervous tic: in episode 3, she clenches and relaxes her right hand when she gets nervous.



* The uncle from [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/124263/1/songs-uncle-sings/sineva Songs Uncle Sings]] does the same thing.
* In ''Fanfic/BrokenBow,'' Armani [[spoiler: And his alternate-universe duplicate]] tends to incline his head as a gesture of acknowledgment.

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* The uncle from [[http://www.''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/124263/1/songs-uncle-sings/sineva Songs Uncle Sings]] Sings]]'' does the same thing.
* In ''Fanfic/BrokenBow,'' Armani [[spoiler: And (and his alternate-universe duplicate]] duplicate)]] tends to incline his head as a gesture of acknowledgment.



** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Ariel sighing so that it blows her bangs upward. And her biting her lower lip when she's excited or upset,

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** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Ariel sighing so that it blows her bangs upward. And her upward, and biting her lower lip when she's excited or upset,upset.



** Villainous example that also doubles as a FunnyAneurysmMoment; Maleficent from Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' has a noticeable habit of lifting her hand up to her chest when speaking, a habit she shared with her voice actress, Eleanor Audley. A lot of people found this quite charming and dramatic... Until Eleanor Audley died of respiratory failure at eighty-six. She was fighting a case of tuberculosis while making the film and almost turned down the role because of it.

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** Villainous example that also doubles as a FunnyAneurysmMoment; Maleficent from Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' has a noticeable habit of lifting her hand up to her chest when speaking, a habit she shared with her voice actress, Eleanor Audley. A lot of people found this quite charming and dramatic... Until until Eleanor Audley died of respiratory failure at eighty-six. She was fighting a case of tuberculosis while making the film and almost turned down the role because of it.



** Nearly every move Hiccup makes is a character tick. From waving his arms around while he talks to tilting his head when he's curious, to petting Toothless every time they do something dangerous and/or cool while flying.

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** Nearly every move Hiccup makes is a character tick. From tic - from waving his arms around while he talks talks, to tilting his head when he's curious, to petting Toothless every time they do something dangerous and/or cool while flying.



* In the first book of the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series, both Richard and Darken Rahl have their ticks. Richard runs his hands through his hair when gets nervous or exasperated, while Rahl licks his fingers and runs them over his lips and eyebrows habitually. Richard's tic [[spoiler:clues Zedd in that the "Darken Rahl" they see is not, in fact, Darken Rahl, but he realizes it a moment too late.]]

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* In the first book of the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series, both Richard and Darken Rahl have their ticks.tics. Richard runs his hands through his hair when gets nervous or exasperated, while Rahl licks his fingers and runs them over his lips and eyebrows habitually. Richard's tic [[spoiler:clues Zedd in that the "Darken Rahl" they see is not, in fact, Darken Rahl, but he realizes it a moment too late.]]



* Qwill, in the ''Literature/TheCatWho'' mysteries, tends to finger his luxuriant mustache when he's thinking. Apparently this can sometimes get a little violent, as he's occasionally described as "pounding" the mustache.



** As well as his TwitchyEye, Captain Darling off ''Blackadder Goes Fourth'' also has a habit of squinting his left eye. Not to mention Blackadder's overpronunciation of his B's (due to Creator/RowanAtkinson's stammer) and Melchetts bleating.

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** As well as his TwitchyEye, Captain Darling off ''Blackadder Goes Fourth'' also has a habit of squinting his left eye. Not to mention Blackadder's overpronunciation of his B's (due to Creator/RowanAtkinson's stammer) and Melchetts Melchett's bleating.



** Giles from had a tic related to his glasses. He would [[TheGlassesComeOff take them off or put them on]] with essentially ''every'' emotional "beat" (eventually, this was {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when Buffy worked out he did this to avoid having to see whatever was going on).

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** Giles from had a tic related to his glasses. He would [[TheGlassesComeOff take them off or put them on]] with essentially ''every'' emotional "beat" (eventually, this was {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when Buffy worked out he did this to avoid having to see whatever was going on).



** Kelsey Grammer has also openly stated that he swiped several of Frasier's tics from Creator/JackBenny, Jackie Gleason and Creator/BetteDavis.

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** Kelsey Grammer has also openly stated that he swiped several of Frasier's tics from Creator/JackBenny, Jackie Gleason Gleason, and Creator/BetteDavis.



** Hiro certainly pushes his glasses further up his face a lot. He also tends to fling his arms in the air, usually while shouting "[[CatchPhrase Yatta!]]" (but sometimes other things, like "[[JapaneseRanguage Frying]] [[TheNicknamer Man!]]" or "Vote Petrelli!"), and squenches up his face especially tight while using his powers[[note]]The fandom even has emoticons for these last two. [=\(^_^)/ or \(^o^)/=] is often seen outside the ''Heroes'' fandom as a general arms-in-air emote, but {{{(>_<)}}} has only been seen as "Hiro is concentrating so hard his face is shaking"[[/note]].

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** Hiro certainly pushes his glasses further up his face a lot. He also tends to fling his arms in the air, usually while shouting "[[CatchPhrase Yatta!]]" (but sometimes other things, like "[[JapaneseRanguage Frying]] [[TheNicknamer Man!]]" or "Vote Petrelli!"), and squenches scrunches up his face especially tight while using his powers[[note]]The fandom even has emoticons for these last two. [=\(^_^)/ or \(^o^)/=] is often seen outside the ''Heroes'' fandom as a general arms-in-air emote, but {{{(>_<)}}} has only been seen as "Hiro is concentrating so hard his face is shaking"[[/note]].



* In general, VideoGames that [[GoingThroughTheMotions go through the motions]] can have some positions that look unique enough to seem like a character tic, which may or may not be intentional, and if not, likely becomes AscendedFanon in a sequel if enough people think of it as such.

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* In general, VideoGames video games that [[GoingThroughTheMotions go through the motions]] can have some positions that look unique enough to seem like a character tic, which may or may not be intentional, and if not, likely becomes AscendedFanon in a sequel if enough people think of it as such.



* From ''VideoGame/{{Tales Of Graces}}'' [[TheHero Asbel]] tends to do a quick HandBehindHead where he quickly ruffles his hair, [[TheIngenue Sophie]] tends to cock her head to the side, [[TeamMom Cheria]] angrily leans forward when scolding someone and has a habit of placing her hands placed in front of her when walking. [[GenkiGirl Pascal]] does this... rather weird gesture where she raises her hand looking like she's falling sideways before she catches herself and stands like normal and tends to answer with "Y'okay".* ''Videogame/CrashBandicoot'': Starting from the third game, Coco tends to flip her hair every so often.

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* From ''VideoGame/{{Tales Of Graces}}'' Graces}},'' [[TheHero Asbel]] tends to do a quick HandBehindHead where he quickly ruffles his hair, [[TheIngenue Sophie]] tends to cock her head to the side, [[TeamMom Cheria]] angrily leans forward when scolding someone and has a habit of placing her hands placed in front of her when walking. [[GenkiGirl Pascal]] does this... rather weird gesture where she raises her hand looking like she's falling sideways before she catches herself and stands like normal and tends to answer with "Y'okay"."Y'okay".
* ''Videogame/CrashBandicoot'': Starting from the third game, Coco tends to flip her hair every so often.



* ''Videogame/BlazBlue'': In the story mode, characters only have 3 sprites - neutral, pre-fight and "defeated", and they do something unique in each. Though they also have certain other tics outside those sprites, such as Ragna face-palming, Nine holding a fire on her palm or Azrael putting his hand on his pockets.

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* ''Videogame/BlazBlue'': In the story mode, characters only have 3 sprites - neutral, pre-fight and "defeated", and they do something unique in each. Though they also have certain other tics outside those sprites, such as Ragna face-palming, Nine holding a fire on her palm palm, or Azrael putting his hand on his pockets.



* Several of the cast of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' have at least one of these. Josephine frequently punctuates the air with her quill while she's talking. Cullen, when embarrassed or uncomfortable (and particularly during his romance arc), will do the HandOnHead gesture to rub the back of his neck. Dorian tends to prop one elbow on the opposite arm and touch his chin when thinking or pontificating. Leliana often puts her hands behind her back, which is a bit of FridgeBrilliance considering that she's the spymaster and is ensuring that her hands reveal nothing of her thoughts.



* Arnold's cousin Arnie from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' after he's done talking he'll snort then blink one eye at a time.

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* Arnold's cousin Arnie from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold,'' after he's done talking he'll talking, will snort and then blink one eye at a time.



* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Blink or you'll miss, Candace blinks erratically when excited (to the point of being seen as a psycho) when she believes the boys are about to get busted.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Blink or and you'll miss, 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.
2nd May '17 1:19:44 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** Barty Crouch Jr's lip-licking, which is what made his father realize that his son is impersonating Mad-Eye Moody. This trait is shared by [[Series/DoctorWho another]] of the [[Creator/DavidTennant actor's]] characters.

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** Barty Crouch Jr's lip-licking, which is what Junior's lip-licking made his father realize that his son is was impersonating Mad-Eye Moody. This trait is shared by [[Series/DoctorWho another]] of the [[Creator/DavidTennant actor's]] characters. characters, but in ''Harry Potter'', it's exaggerated to the point where he looks like Music/MileyCyrus.



* Creator/DavidTennant appears to have a whole host of these, all... [[OralFixation mouth centric.]]

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* Creator/DavidTennant appears to have a whole host of these, all... [[OralFixation mouth centric.]]


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* Starting around 2013, Music/MileyCyrus began waggling her tongue as part of her new party-animal image.
1st May '17 10:16:21 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Osha has a tendency to cock her head to the side when she's speaking.
23rd Apr '17 1:02:27 PM MasterFuzzy
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** There is plenty of evidence that Professor X, Comicbook/JeanGrey, Comicbook/RachelSummers and all the various {{telepath|y}}s can use their [[PsychicPowers mental powers]] without pressing their fingers to their temples (and optionally extending one hand) -- doing so would appear to be the telepathic equivalent of sticking your tongue out the corner of your mouth while aiming at a target: it just feels like it helps, even though it serves no purpose.

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** There is plenty of evidence that Professor X, Comicbook/JeanGrey, Comicbook/RachelSummers and all the various {{telepath|y}}s can use their [[PsychicPowers mental powers]] without [[PstandardPsychicPstance pressing their fingers to their temples (and optionally extending one hand) hand)]] -- doing so would appear to be the telepathic equivalent of sticking your tongue out the corner of your mouth while aiming at a target: it just feels like it helps, even though it serves no purpose.


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* In ''Fanfic/BrokenBow,'' Armani [[spoiler: And his alternate-universe duplicate]] tends to incline his head as a gesture of acknowledgment.
17th Apr '17 4:02:58 PM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/TheSorcererOfTheWildeeps'', Captain has a tic where he constantly, whenever he thinks that nobody's watching, checks if his head scarf is still in place and as tight fitting as always, showing not one strand of hair. It drives Demane mad, who thinks the scarf sits tighter than a virgin's drawers and besides, the repetition is likely to draw more attention to the gesture than Captain would ever want.
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