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18th May '18 10:41:56 AM SomberCaelifera
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** The Fourth Doctor (Creator/TomBaker) is ''made'' of these. [[MyRealDaddy He even invented a lot of standard tics used by many later Doctors.]]:

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



*** When entering a corridor or entering a room, he always [[BigEntrance strikes a pose, rushes in flapping all over the place or enters in some other weird way]], with Tom Baker's aim being to 'never enter a room the same way twice'. This supposedly started from frustration with the lack of camera angle and lighting variation possible in most of the cheap sets Creator/The BBC used and the stereotypical ''Doctor Who'' fascination with [[{{Padding}} substituting action]] with running down [[RecycledSet identical corridors]], and so becomes very obvious in the more claustrophobic and corridor-based serials, like "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E1HorrorOfFangRock Horror of Fang Rock]]". Since the Fourth Doctor is a massive AttentionWhore and [[LargeHam a ham to end all hams]], it works really well.

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*** When entering a corridor or entering a room, he always [[BigEntrance strikes a pose, rushes in flapping all over the place or enters in some other weird way]], with Tom Baker's aim being to 'never enter a room the same way twice'. This supposedly started from frustration with the lack of camera angle and lighting variation possible in most of the cheap sets Creator/The BBC Creator/TheBBC used and the stereotypical ''Doctor Who'' fascination with [[{{Padding}} substituting action]] with running down [[RecycledSet identical corridors]], and so becomes very obvious in the more claustrophobic and corridor-based serials, like "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E1HorrorOfFangRock Horror of Fang Rock]]". Since the Fourth Doctor is a massive AttentionWhore and [[LargeHam a ham to end all hams]], it works really well.



*** Turning 270 degrees to the right to turn left (and the other way around).

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*** Turning 270 degrees to the right to turn left (and the other way around). (This is why he's walking with a cane in 'The Time Of The Doctor'. Creator/MattSmith tore the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meniscus_(anatomy) meniscus]] in his knee doing this.)
18th May '18 10:23:38 AM SomberCaelifera
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** The First Doctor would often gesture with his hands close to his face. Peter Purves, who played his companion Stephen Tyler, said that this was Creator/WilliamHartnell's response to not being able to gesture broadly in the same way as you could on stage, because TV was "small" (i.e., it didn't capture all the action across the whole set all the time). He would also flutter his hands when trying to decide something. He also tended to [[http://images.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/The-first-doctor-timelords-270820_395_597.jpg clutch]] at his [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101211235108/tardis/images/f/f1/William_hartnell_farewell.jpg jacket lapels.]] He often ends sentences with a distinctive 'hmm?' and ful-fblu-I mean-flubs his lines (although never breaking character), even becoming TheUnintelligible at times, and tends to deliberately forget people's names as a form of MaliciousMisnaming, particularly with Chesterton (stemming from a ThrowItIn of the actor's tendency to forget the character's name in the first few serials). His movements tend to be quite jerky, almost to the point of trembling, and his facial expressions tend towards the [[SmugSmiler smirky]].

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** The First Doctor would often gesture with his hands close to his face. Peter Purves, who played his companion Stephen Tyler, Steven Taylor, said that this was Creator/WilliamHartnell's response to not being able to gesture broadly in the same way as you could on stage, because TV was "small" (i.e., it didn't capture all the action across the whole set all the time). He would also flutter his hands when trying to decide something. He also tended to [[http://images.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/The-first-doctor-timelords-270820_395_597.jpg clutch]] at his [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101211235108/tardis/images/f/f1/William_hartnell_farewell.jpg jacket lapels.]] He often ends sentences with a distinctive 'hmm?' and ful-fblu-I mean-flubs his lines (although never breaking character), even becoming TheUnintelligible at times, and tends to deliberately forget people's names as a form of MaliciousMisnaming, particularly with Chesterton (stemming from a ThrowItIn of the actor's tendency to forget the character's name in the first few serials). His movements tend to be quite jerky, almost to the point of trembling, and his facial expressions tend towards the [[SmugSmiler smirky]].
15th May '18 1:53:20 AM darkemyst
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* ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'' supporting character Callie Evans likes to keep her hands busy and is usually chewing on something. She often brings along a yo-yo and gum to keep her from chewing on straws or her fingernails and to keep from fidgeting.
13th May '18 3:22:04 PM TheLuckyCat
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** Shinji is introduced to Ichigo's class by writing his name backwards on the blackboard and he tends to do other things [[EdgyBackwardsChairSitting (like sitting)]] backwards too. This relates to his zanpakuto's special ability.


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* Anime/MyHeroAcademia:
** Uraraka tends to curl her fingers into paws in order to avoid putting all her fingers on something and accidentally activating her Quirk.
** Bakugou tends to bear his teeth at his opponents as a sign of aggression. And he never wears his tie properly.
** Aoyama always has a close-lipped smile on his face, even when annoyed or scared.
** Midoriya mutters to himself when overthinking, much to the annoyance of everyone around him.
** Jirou tends to twirl her earphone jacks around her finger or touches them together when she's embarrassed.
9th May '18 9:37:19 AM Kartoonkid95
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*** Whenever Steven is confronted with shocking information about Homeworld or the Diamonds, Pearl covers her mouth as if she wants to tell him something, but is trying to prevent herself. This is because [[spoiler:she was obeying Rose Quartz's final order as Pink Diamond to never speak about her faking her death]].
29th Apr '18 10:54:36 AM nombretomado
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* [[ComicBook/WonderWoman Diana]] of the Film/DCExtendedUniverse cocks her head and smiles a GrinOfAudacity when facing off against a powerful opponent, showcasing her BloodKnight tendencies.

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* [[ComicBook/WonderWoman Diana]] of the Film/DCExtendedUniverse Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse cocks her head and smiles a GrinOfAudacity when facing off against a powerful opponent, showcasing her BloodKnight tendencies.
20th Apr '18 12:52:09 AM PaulA
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* In the ''Fanfic/MotionPractice'' series, there's a character tic that seems to belong to the author rather than any character in particular: at least once a story, someone will roll their lips together to express (or suppress) an emotion.
12th Apr '18 1:00:23 PM Abodos
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** Each of the [[LegacyCharacter Links]] has their own quirks, to set them apart from one another. ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOf Time'' and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' Link have a habit of brandishing the things he drinks in front of him and cocking a hand on his hip and swaying while listening to someone; ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' Link has his mouth in an O almost constantly; and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' Link twirls his sword when targeting enemies.

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** Each of the [[LegacyCharacter Links]] has their own quirks, to set them apart from one another. ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOf Time'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' Link have a habit of brandishing the things he drinks in front of him and cocking a hand on his hip and swaying while listening to someone; ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' Link has his mouth in an O almost constantly; and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' Link twirls his sword when targeting enemies.
12th Apr '18 12:59:53 PM Abodos
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* Ghirahim from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' really likes to wiggle his fingers around a lot, even when he's not MilkingTheGiantCow.
** Each of the [[LegacyCharacter Links]] has their own quirks, to set them apart from one another. ''Ocarina of Time'' and ''Majora's Mask'' Link have a habit of brandishing the things he drinks in front of him and cocking a hand on his hip and swaying while listening to someone; ''Wind Waker'' Link has his mouth in an O almost constantly; and ''Twilight Princess'' Link twirls his sword when targeting enemies.

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* Ghirahim from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' really likes to wiggle his fingers around a lot, even when he's not MilkingTheGiantCow.
''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** Each of the [[LegacyCharacter Links]] has their own quirks, to set them apart from one another. ''Ocarina of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOf Time'' and ''Majora's Mask'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' Link have a habit of brandishing the things he drinks in front of him and cocking a hand on his hip and swaying while listening to someone; ''Wind Waker'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' Link has his mouth in an O almost constantly; and ''Twilight Princess'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' Link twirls his sword when targeting enemies.enemies.
** Ghirahim from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' really likes to wiggle his fingers around a lot, even when he's not MilkingTheGiantCow.
30th Mar '18 8:43:42 PM KibaDoku
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Let's see...quirking brows, widening eyes, face-palms, suddenly speaking their native languages, [[HammerSpace pulling objects out of invisible places]]...the author uses ''quite'' a few.

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Let's see...quirking brows, widening eyes, face-palms, suddenly speaking their native languages, [[HammerSpace [[{{Hammerspace}} pulling objects out of invisible places]]...the author uses ''quite'' a few.
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