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26th May '18 6:17:39 PM Pichu-kun
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* One of Titan's two lackeys in ''Literature/{{Bravelands}}'' is described as a tough-looking lion with a torn ear.

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* One Cunning, one of Titan's two lackeys lackeys, in ''Literature/{{Bravelands}}'' is described as a tough-looking lion with a torn ear.
26th May '18 5:50:47 PM Pichu-kun
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* One of Titan's two lackeys in ''Literature/{{Bravelands}}'' is described as a tough-looking lion with a torn ear.



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** The Spiky-eared Pichu, otherwise known as "Notch-eared Pichu" has a left ear with three spikes coming out of it. It has a unique game sprite, knows Pain Split (a move that Pichu or any other member of the line cannot learn normally), unable to be transferred outside of the ''Heart Gold and Soul Silver'' games and it cannot evolve. There's no interesting story behind why its ear is like that, and it's almost universally considered a PromotionalPowerlessPieceOfGarbage.

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** The Spiky-eared Pichu, otherwise known as "Notch-eared Pichu" Pichu", has a left ear with three spikes coming out of it. It has a unique game sprite, knows Pain Split (a move that Pichu or any other member of the line cannot learn normally), unable to be transferred outside of the ''Heart Gold and Soul Silver'' games and it cannot evolve. There's no interesting story behind why its ear is like that, and it's almost universally considered a PromotionalPowerlessPieceOfGarbage.



* Jibanyan from ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' died by getting hit by a car. When he became a yokai, one of his ears ended up with a notch in it.

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* Jibanyan from ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' died by getting hit by a car. When he became a yokai, one of his ears ended up with car and got a notch in it.during the crash. He keeps it even after becoming a yo-kai.



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* {{Invoked}} [[HumansAreCthulhu for livestock]] as a method of herd identification. Some of the more commonly notched livestock species are [[http://www.triplebsires.com/EARNotch.html pigs]], [[http://ag.ansc.purdue.edu/sheep/ansc442/semprojs/2005/identification/sheepidentification.htm sheep]] and reindeer.

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* {{Invoked}} [[HumansAreCthulhu for livestock]] as a method of herd identification. Some of the more commonly notched livestock species are [[http://www.triplebsires.com/EARNotch.html pigs]], [[http://ag.ansc.purdue.edu/sheep/ansc442/semprojs/2005/identification/sheepidentification.htm sheep]] sheep]], and reindeer.



** Barn cats can also lose the tips of their ears to frostbite. Which still makes them survivors.
* A notch in the left ear on a cat can also mean a stray has been fixed, which is [[RealityIsUnrealistic somewhat less badass]].
** Typically, to make it obvious that this isn't merely a battle scar, the entire tip of the ear is clipped off.

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** Barn cats can also lose the tips of their ears to frostbite. Which frostbite, which still makes them survivors.
* A notch in the left ear on a cat can also mean a stray has been fixed, which is [[RealityIsUnrealistic somewhat less badass]].
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badass]]. Typically, to make it obvious that this isn't merely a battle scar, the entire tip of the ear is clipped off.
10th May '18 6:04:00 PM BradyLady
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* Mittens in ''Disney/{{Bolt}}''.
28th Feb '18 8:21:16 PM meowloudly15
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* In ''Literature/TalesFromDimwoodForest'', [[CatsAreMean Graybar]] is a rough alley cat with a notch in his ear that he received from a fight against three cats, which he won.
13th Oct '17 2:24:44 PM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/TerraIgnota'', people can easily determine Mycroft's identity if they see the telltale, coin-sized notch in his ear, which doesn't seem to mesh well with him being both an ActualPacifist and a convicted criminal. But then it's revealed what his crime was and how the EarNotch came to be: [[spoiler:He's a serial killer and was scarred when he and his lover and co-killer experimented with cannibalism. On each other.]]
27th Jul '17 10:06:14 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* Mae from ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'' has a couple small nicks in her left ear, which is appropriate given her history of violence. Two of Germ's friends (the ones who ''have'' ears; the third is a bird) have more prominent ones.

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* Mae from ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'' has a couple small nicks in her left ear, which is appropriate given her history of violence.violence (though she claims it was from a [[FurryConfusion dog bite]]). Two of Germ's friends (the ones who ''have'' ears; the third is a bird) have more prominent ones.
19th Jul '17 6:39:22 PM Brandar
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* One of the options in the last episode of ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' resulted in this [[spoiler:if Batman complies with Lady Arkham/Vicki Vale's demand for him to unmask, it results in her blasting part of his right ear off.]]

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* One of the options in the last episode Episode 5 of ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' resulted in this [[spoiler:if Batman complies with Lady Arkham/Vicki Vale's demand for him to unmask, it results in her blasting part of his right ear off.]]
6th Jul '17 8:17:45 AM xcountryguy
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* One of the options in the last episode of ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' resulted in this as [[spoiler: if Batman complies with Lady Arkham/Vicki Vale's demand for him to unmask, it results in her blasting part of his right ear off.]]

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* One of the options in the last episode of ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' resulted in this as [[spoiler: if [[spoiler:if Batman complies with Lady Arkham/Vicki Vale's demand for him to unmask, it results in her blasting part of his right ear off.]]



** After [[spoiler: Raccoon #1 'splodes the family home]], there are a lot more notches to be had amongst the rest of the raccoon population.

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** After [[spoiler: Raccoon [[spoiler:Raccoon #1 'splodes the family home]], there are a lot more notches to be had amongst the rest of the raccoon population.
29th May '17 11:55:57 PM ThePocket
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* Mae from ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'' has a couple small nicks in her left ear, which is appropriate given her history of violence. Two of Germ's friends (the ones who ''have'' ears; the third is a bird) have more prominent ones.
29th Mar '17 5:48:34 PM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'': ''Escape 2 Africa'': Alex's father Zuba has a huge notch in his left ear. It's explained how he got it in the prologue. When he discovered that his son had been cub-napped by poachers, Zuba chased after the truck, and tried to free his son, only to get part of his left ear shot off by the poachers. By the time Zuba's vision clears from the blow, he doesn't notice that Alex's crate had fallen off the truck and continues to chase it. Fade to the present where Alex and the gang crash land in Africa, and Alex reunites with his parents, setting the second part of the plot in motion.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'': ''Escape 2 Africa'': ''WesternAnimation/MadagascarEscape2Africa'': Alex's father Zuba has a huge notch in his left ear. It's explained how he got it in the prologue. When he discovered that his son had been cub-napped by poachers, Zuba chased after the truck, and tried to free his son, only to get part of his left ear shot off by the poachers. By the time Zuba's vision clears from the blow, he doesn't notice that Alex's crate had fallen off the truck and into the river and continues to chase it. Fade to the present where Alex and the gang crash land in Africa, and Alex reunites with his parents, setting the second part of the plot in motion.
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